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Modders hack PS4 to run Linux and Pokemon

Modders hack PS4 to run Linux and Pokemon

It's been some since we've heard about impressive mods to get game consoles running software and games they're not meant to, but thanks to Failoverflow, a collective of console hackers, there's something new to closeout 2015 with. The group has managed to hack Sony's PlayStation 4 to install the Linux operating system on it, taking advantage of the console's fairly standard PC architecture.

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Nintendo 2DS arrives in Japan with limited-edition Pokemon colors

Nintendo 2DS arrives in Japan with limited-edition Pokemon colors

It's been over two years now since Nintendo debuted its 2DS handheld system in the US, dropping the 3DS's clamshell hinge as well as 3D functionality in favor of a slate-like form factor with a budget-friendly price. Now the odd portable is arriving in Japan for the first time, but in the form of special Pokemon-themed editions. The four models come in transparent red, blue, green, and yellow, and coincide with Nintendo's release of updated versions of the original Gameboy Pokemon titles.

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Pokken Tournament controller gets a US release date

Pokken Tournament controller gets a US release date

Last week we brought you the news that Bandai Namco was making a special controller with a single game in mind. Specifically, this controller was designed for Pokken Tournament, a Pokemon arcade fighter. While it was interesting to see a controller specifically designed for a fighting game, there was one disappointing part to the news: It was only to be released in Japan.

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Pokemon fighting game Pokken Tournament is getting an official Wii U controller

Pokemon fighting game Pokken Tournament is getting an official Wii U controller

The controller you see in the image above may not look like it, but it's actually for the Wii U. The thing is, it's meant to be used with one game in particular: Pokken Tournament, the Pokemon arcade fighting game that is headed to Nintendo's home console next year. It's a wired controller and is notably missing any analog sticks, but those are unnecessary when it comes to dedicated fighting game fans, who prize smooth directional pads and zero latency button presses above all else.

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Nintendo reveals lots of Zelda, Pokemon, and a Fox coming up

Nintendo reveals lots of Zelda, Pokemon, and a Fox coming up

In its latest Nintendo Direct presentation, its first since the passing of the late Satoru Iwata , the gaming company giant laid out its future in the next few months all the way to 2016. At least as far as its games are concerned. There is sadly no hint or even foreshadowing of its long rumored and speculated NX console. But with the extensive lost of games coming our way, some gamers might be distracted for a while, with a variety of games that contain surprise appearances of old school pocket monsters, a gender bender green clad elf hero, and the long awaited return of a space fox.

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First Pokémon gym set to open in Osaka next month

First Pokémon gym set to open in Osaka next month

"I want to be the very best..." If you can finish that line, then I've got some great news for you. Since the original Pokémon games debuted in the 90's, people everywhere have wanted to be Pokémon Master. Sadly, to do so requires you to visit a Pokémon Gym, and collect badges. And there have been a distinct lack of such gyms, until now.

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Niantic raises $30-million from Pokemon, Google, and Nintendo

Niantic raises $30-million from Pokemon, Google, and Nintendo

Three big companies are apparently very interested in the upcoming real-world augmented reality Pokemon game "Pokemon GO". The Pokemon Company Group, Google, and Nintendo are investing up to $30 million in Niantic, Inc., the company that created the game Ingress. This company recently spun off from Google and not long after announced a collaboration with the Pokemon Company to release Pokemon Go. The investment from The Pokemon Company Group, Google, and Nintendo includes $20 million upfront and an additional $10 million "conditioned upon achieving certain milestones."

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Pokemon GO wearable introduces location-based monster hunting

Pokemon GO wearable introduces location-based monster hunting

Get ready for a whole new way to play Pokemon: in the real world. The Pokemon Company has announced a new mobile game, Pokemon GO, for both iOS and Android, but the twist is that it's paired with a wearable and uses GPS location data to have players hunting monsters in real life. The Pokemon Company has partnered with both Nintendo and Niantic Labs, the former Google-owned makers of the hit GPS-based mobile game Ingress. The mobile app will be available for free when it launches in 2016.

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Pokemon World Championship entrants arrested with trunk full of guns

Pokemon World Championship entrants arrested with trunk full of guns

Two young men were arrested in Boston late last week after they were illegally in possession of a large number of guns and ammunition. While the good news here is that another awful public shooting incident may have been prevented, the strange part is that the two were participants in the Pokemon World Championships. The Boston Police Department had been warned in advance after James Stumbo, 27, and Kevin North, 18, had posted an image of the weapons on Facebook along with mentions of the tournament.

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Japan’s Pokemon arcade fighting game is coming to Wii U

Japan’s Pokemon arcade fighting game is coming to Wii U

Good news for Wii U owners and Pokemon fans! It's just been announced that Pokken Tournament, an arcade fighting game set in the Pokemon universe, is coming to Nintendo's Wii U console in 2016. Until now, the game has only been available in Japan's arcades. The 3D fighting game lets players pit Pokemon in one-on-one battles. It hasn't been revealed if or how the Wii U version will differ from the original arcade release, but it is confirmed for a worldwide release next spring.

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Pokemon hits mobile devices – in Shuffle form

Pokemon hits mobile devices – in Shuffle form

Pokemon Shuffle is released to mobile devices like iPhone and all manner of Android phones while full game remains in limbo. While we've still got some finger-crossing to do on the full Pokemon game release for mobile devices, the flip-and-match game Pokemon Shuffle has arrived for Android and iOS. While this might at first seem like Nintendo is loosening the straps on their game collection for mobile devices at large, the Pokemon company is - in fact - separate from Nintendo. Never forget that. While you're crying tears of joy at the prospect of Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue for Android and iOS.

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Pokemon Jukebox Android app: gotta hear ’em all

Pokemon Jukebox Android app: gotta hear ’em all

These days, almost anyone and everyone is getting on the online music biz, and somewhat surprisingly, Nintendo is one of those. No, it doesn't have a new Taylor Swift-friendly streaming service. But it does have a Pokemon Jukebox app on Android. Say what? Yes, Nintendo just released a music app dedicated to one of the world's most popular digital critters. You can now listen to the background music and themes of your favorite childhood (or adult) days to your heart's content. But be warned, it's going to cost you.

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