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Pokemon GO Beta testing is expanding this week

Pokemon GO Beta testing is expanding this week

While the first wave of Field Testing for the augmented reality game Pokemon GO started in Japan, two new countries have been added to the fold. This is the first time the Pokemon GO universe has expanded beyond the East, now headed into Europe and - we hope - into the United States sooner than later. This Pokemon GO field test will "give users the opportunity to share early feedback and help improve the Pokémon GO experience," so says the Pokemon GO Development Team.

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Pokemon Go VR with Google Cardboard confirmed

Pokemon Go VR with Google Cardboard confirmed

This morning we've received further confirmation that the AR game Pokemon GO will work with Google's VR headsets. At first, this will mean that smartphone users who have a Google Cardboard headset will be able to place the headset on and see Pokemon in their real-world environment in an Augmented Reality setting. We'd been told by sources close to the project (who wished to remain anonymous) that the game was being tested by Google/The Pokemon Company with virtual reality/augmented reality abilities. Now we've seen the code.

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Pokemon GO field test goes live in Japan, screens and video leak

Pokemon GO field test goes live in Japan, screens and video leak

For Pokemon fans, Pokemon GO might yet be the most exciting incarnation of the title yet. Although it will hardly match up to imagination or even the anime series, it will be the closest you'll be able to get to the real thing until the day technology catches up with fantasy. The field test in Japan has gone live, meaning invites and APKs have rolled out to the selected few. And, braving the threat of the banhammer, some of those have leaked out screenshots of the app's interface as well as a video of the game's first few moments.

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Pokemon GO details released as beta begins in Japan

Pokemon GO details released as beta begins in Japan

This week the folks at the Pokemon company and Niantic Inc. via Google have revealed a whole lot of details about the next-gen game Pokemon GO! This game will be an augmented reality game in which the player will use their smartphone as a window, showing Pokemon running around their real world with GPS information. Radical! This week the crew responsible for developing the game have revealed a whole lot that we did not know before.

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Pokemon GO first impressions will “Snap” into AR (and maybe VR, too)

Pokemon GO first impressions will “Snap” into AR (and maybe VR, too)

This week we're pouring over the Pokemon GO details revealed by its creators at SXSW, including a video clip showing gameplay. This game was revealed last year in part, having spawned from Google's world of interactive map-friendly gameplay - Ingress. Created by the same people that made Ingress, Pokemon GO will be released to smartphones and tablets, coming around the world to iPhones, iPads, and Android devices of all sorts very soon.

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Pokemon GO is a no-go at GDC 2016

Pokemon GO is a no-go at GDC 2016

Pokemon fans, and gamers in general, waiting to see a glimpse of a Pokemon adventure carried out in the real world will have to wait a bit longer. Niantic, the former Google subsidiary that is taking on the monumental task of bringing Pokemon GO to life has just confirmed that they are, indeed, not showing up at GDC 2016 this month. It is undoubtedly a disappointing development less than two weeks before the world's largest game developer event, but Niantic CEO John Hanke is assuring what could turn into an angry mob that it is all for the best.

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Classic Pokemon can be transferred out of eShop versions of the original games

Classic Pokemon can be transferred out of eShop versions of the original games

Pokemon has one simple motto for you to live by. "Gotta catch 'em all." Unfortunately, if you played the original games and caught them all, they had to stay right where you left them, on your original GameBoy. All of that is about to change with tomorrow's release of the original games on the 3DS eShop.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon are coming to Nintendo 3DS this year

Pokemon Sun and Moon are coming to Nintendo 3DS this year

In what should come as no surprise, Nintendo announced the latest editions of the Pokemon games this morning. During a brief Nintendo Direct live media broadcast, the company revealed the titles as Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. The games are coming to the Nintendo 3DS, but unfortunately for fans of the monster-collecting series, they won't see release until the "holiday 2016" period.

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Pokemon Red and Blue development was plagued with PC issues

Pokemon Red and Blue development was plagued with PC issues

I learned from an early age how to fix my computer. Mostly because no one else around knew how to help me when my old Pentium 2 wouldn't power on. As it turns out, those same sort of skills helped save the Pokemon games from certain doom, before they ever made their debut.

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Nintendo’s first mobile game isn’t the NES you were wishing for

Nintendo’s first mobile game isn’t the NES you were wishing for

The folks at Nintendo have finally given in to the dark side, creating a mobile app/game for iOS and Android devices. This game does not feature Mario, nor is it about any sort of Zelda-type adventure. It does not allow you to play Starfox, nor will you be jumping around in Donkey Kong country. Instead, this update will br bringing Miitomo to your mobile. You'll be running around with your Mii character, and your Mii character will give you the side eye until you buy a Nintendo machine (unofficially, of course).

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The Internet wants Danny DeVito to voice the new Pikachu

The Internet wants Danny DeVito to voice the new Pikachu

On Tuesday, we were treated to a new look at our favorite electric-type Pokemon. Instead of running around with Ash as he tried to catch 'em all, he was solving mysteries. While that was a departure from the norm, that wasn't the strangest part of the video released by Nintendo.

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Pikachu turns detective on 3DS, freaks me out just a bit

Pikachu turns detective on 3DS, freaks me out just a bit

Pokemon has been around for 20 years now, and Nintendo is doing a lot to celebrate. They've got a new Limited Edition 3DS, they're re-releasing the original games, and letting you get your hands on a new mythic every month. Oh, and they're turning Pikachu into a detective.

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