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Modder brings Pokemon Go to the Dreamcast VMU

Modder brings Pokemon Go to the Dreamcast VMU

Those of you who ever spent any time with the Sega Dreamcast console likely remember the system's take on the memory card: the VMU. Short for "Visual Memory Unit," the palm-sized device plugged into the controller, often displaying extra information during gameplay, and when the rare title supported it, could also be used as a stand-alone unit to play mini-games on the go. Now, over 16 years later, someone is trying to make a VMU-compatible version of Pokemon Go.

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Pokemon GO update has new secret features and BIG changes

Pokemon GO update has new secret features and BIG changes

Pokemon GO's latest update has a number of references to features that are not yet active. Today we're having a peek at a variety of elements that will likely be launching in the game within the next couple of updates as they're already a part of the released game code. This includes references to trading Pokemon, catching Legendary Pokemon, and notes on new items that'll be released in the in-game store.

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Pokemon GO Appraisal feature guide and meanings

Pokemon GO Appraisal feature guide and meanings

This week's most recent Pokemon GO update includes an Appraisal feature with a set of vague values that we'll be explaining today. Exact values of each Appraisal can only be found through a teardown of the APK of the newest version of the app. We don't expect every user to do this - as such, we've got these values torn out and listed in easy-to-read boxes below. These values will remain valid until the next update - and likely beyond. If they do end up changing, we'll be sure to make a note of it!

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Pokemon GO update’s controversial Appraisals rolling out now

Pokemon GO update’s controversial Appraisals rolling out now

The latest Pokemon GO update is rolling out to iOS and Android gamers, and in among its changes and improvements is a big help to new players and those needing a little extra tutoring from their team leaders. Already out for Android as Pokemon GO version 0.35.0 - and in the pipeline as 1.5.0 for iPhone - the update includes a variety of bugfixes and tweaks, but there's one significant feature that's been added, even if it's not making every player happy.

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Pokemon GO’s popularity on the decline according to new data

Pokemon GO’s popularity on the decline according to new data

For all of the records it's broken, it looks like the popularity of Pokemon GO may now be on the decline. That's according to new data from various app analytics firms, which say that the metrics such as Pokemon GO's daily active users, engagement, and downloads have been decreasing ever since the app peaked in popularity in July. It had to happen eventually, we suppose.

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Pokemon GO Update: egg chart, iv calculator, Reddit cheats

Pokemon GO Update: egg chart, iv calculator, Reddit cheats

Over the past couple of weeks a variety of big changes have weeded out some of the most prevalent Pokemon GO cheats, hacks, and exploits. Today we've got a list of working exploits of the game, as well as an updated Egg Chart and some IV Calculators that thus far seem to have avoided Niantic's ban gaze. This list has been compiled for two reasons. One, to keep gamers on top of what the cheaters are using to attempt to beat them. Two, to keep these developers on their toes - just as they, in turn, are keeping Niantic's developers on their toes.

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How do I get “free” Pokemon GO coins?

How do I get “free” Pokemon GO coins?

Pokemon GO players find an obvious (yet hidden) method for gaining "free" coins in this global phenomenon of a game. It's not meant to be a secret, but there it remains - many new players see the Pokemon GO items store and instantly assume that they'll have to pay actual cash to attain Pokemon Coins, which in turn will then allow them to purchase things like Lures and additional Pokeballs. It's just not true. The real key - or one of the real keys - is in plain sight.

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Pokemon GO down? No, I’m just banned

Pokemon GO down? No, I’m just banned

Soft bans and hard bans are popping up early today from Niantic as the company attempts to cut down a new wave of Pokemon GO cheaters. Of course not ALL of the users that the company has deemed less than on-the-level are actual cheaters - but quite a few (or most) of them are. I knew that my account was banned because I'd been keeping up on Pokemon IV levels with an IV checker - whoops!

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Pokemon GO player gets banned after attempting to earn 1m XP in a single day

Pokemon GO player gets banned after attempting to earn 1m XP in a single day

When it comes to Pokemon GO, there's no shortage of players who are attempting to do ridiculous feats that would be too much for the game's more casual fans. The person who managed to hit the level cap through the use of a bot comes to mind, but what happens when you try to rake in the experience points through more legitimate means? It would appear that you get labeled a cheater nonetheless.

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New Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer and a GX cards showdown

New Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer and a GX cards showdown

If you've been anxiously since the last Pokemon Sun and Moon reveal, you'll be pleased to hear that a new trailer has arrived. Shown at the opening ceremonies for the 2016 Pokemon World Championships in San Francisco, this new trailer doesn't give us any details about new Sun and Moon features, although it does show off four new Alola region Pokemon. Fair warning: one of them is a sandcastle.

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Pokemon GO helped Nintendo 3DS become July’s best-selling console

Pokemon GO helped Nintendo 3DS become July’s best-selling console

Nintendo's share of the goldmine that is Pokemon GO may be a bit nebulous, but today we're discovering that the app is helping Nintendo in more indirect ways. It would seem that Pokemon GO has helped renew interest in the core series of Pokemon games and, by extension, the platform that hosts them, as Nintendo has announced that its 3DS was the best-selling console in July.

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Pokemon GO update: great news for non-cheaters and hack haters

Pokemon GO update: great news for non-cheaters and hack haters

This week the as the ban-hammer falls for masses of Pokemon GO hackers, cheaters, and GPS spoofers, legit players around the world are reporting a very happy side-effect. It would appear that loads of Pokemon Gyms are being left unoccupied. Imagine that! Gyms throughout the United States seem to be getting knocked down to level 1 and unoccupied or down several levels at least as the biggest and baddest Pokemon caught by illegitimate Pokemon trainers are kicked from the game.

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