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Pokemon Sun and Moon Review: The finest Pokemon games in years

Pokemon Sun and Moon Review: The finest Pokemon games in years

Pokemon games are nothing if not formulaic. Pokemon Red and Blue were released in North America 18 years ago, and subsequent games have largely felt like iterations on the structure of those initial titles. Little improvements were made here and there along the way, but for the most part, the core of Pokemon stayed the same. Now, in anticipation of Pokemon’s 20th anniversary, Nintendo has released Pokemon Sun and Moon in an effort to give us something that feels both like a Pokemon game and a fresh start at the same time. For the most, it’s successful in doing so too.

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5 gaming franchises Nintendo Switch must revive

5 gaming franchises Nintendo Switch must revive

Nintendo Switch is on the horizon, and with it comes to opportunity for Nintendo to give its more neglected franchises some time in the spotlight. While the system will certainly be home to Nintendo staples like Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon, there are a lot of properties under the company's umbrella, and a few of them are in dire need of attention. Here are a selection of franchises that should get a revival on Nintendo Switch.

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Verizon’s Black Friday deals offer free phones and switcher bonuses

Verizon’s Black Friday deals offer free phones and switcher bonuses

Verizon has revealed its Black Friday deals, and they include some fairly big incentives for folks coming in for other carriers. They also include a list of phones that could potentially be free, assuming you have an eligible phone to trade in. On top of that, the Pixel is also seeing a decent discount so long as you purchase one on Black Friday.

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Steam autumn sale kicks off just in time for Black Friday

Steam autumn sale kicks off just in time for Black Friday

Steam is looking to get in on all the Black Friday excitement, launching its annual autumn sale today. There are nearly 12,500 games being discounted during this sale, which is a fairly staggering number. You won't have a ton of time to track down the hidden gems either, as this sale wraps up on Tuesday, November 29.

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Three Madison Square Garden hack lessons to shop safe on Black Friday

Three Madison Square Garden hack lessons to shop safe on Black Friday

Madison Square Garden has announced that it was the victim of a security breach that lasted nearly a year. As if that weren't bad enough, the breach affected five Madison Square Garden venues - four in New York City and one in Chicago. Considering how many people live in those cities and visit them each year, this has the potential to be a rather serious attack.

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Blizzard Black Friday 2016 sale includes Warcraft, Overwatch deals

Blizzard Black Friday 2016 sale includes Warcraft, Overwatch deals

Blizzard has kicked off its Black Friday sale a little early, and most of the company's properties are getting discounts in one way or another. Overwatch, World of Warcraft, StarCraft 2, and Heroes of the Storm all feature in this sale. Unfortunately, that means those of you who are looking for deals on Diablo III and Hearthstone aren't going to find any here.

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Rocket League Game of the Year Edition drives onto PS4 and PC

Rocket League Game of the Year Edition drives onto PS4 and PC

If you've yet to play Rocket League, you may want to have a look at the Game of the Year Edition, which has arrived on PC and PlayStation 4. Interestingly enough, Xbox One isn't included in this launch, despite the fact that there's an Xbox version of Rocket League. Perhaps such a release is coming at some point in the future, but for now, Xbox One owners are being left out in the cold.

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The 5 best Black Friday gaming sales of 2016

The 5 best Black Friday gaming sales of 2016

Black Friday is quickly approaching, and that usually means good things for folks looking to pick up some video games. Whether you're looking for video games or consoles, a lot of stores will have plenty of offers to take advantage of. With so many places vying for your time on Black Friday, where do you stand the best chance at getting a good deal? Here are some of the more attractive locations for gamers on Black Friday.

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The 8 best games for an SNES Classic Edition launch

The 8 best games for an SNES Classic Edition launch

Even though an SNES Classic Edition hasn't been officially announced, one has to imagine that Nintendo is planning to release one. The eye-watering success of the NES Classic Edition (it's still sold out everywhere, by the way) proves there's a market for this kind of product, and suggests that an SNES Classic would be another money printer for Nintendo. What games would feature, though? There's a treasure trove of great titles on the SNES, so here are eight I'd like to see on the SNES Classic Edition should it ever arrive.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon become second-largest 3DS launch in Japan

Pokemon Sun and Moon become second-largest 3DS launch in Japan

It would seem that Pokemon Sun and Moon's lineup of legendaries, vast number of pre-launch trailers, glowing reviews, and possibly even price have turned the games into a smashing success in Japan. Nintendo has announced that the games sold a combined 1.9 million copies in its home territory during their first weekend of availability. Sales numbers for North America aren't available at the moment, while the games aren't even available in Europe yet - something that's set to change tomorrow.

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OnePlus 3 vs OnePlus 3T specs and release

OnePlus 3 vs OnePlus 3T specs and release

Amid the glowing reviews the OnePlus 3T seems to be getting, one question that may remain for a lot of consumers is just how it differs from the OnePlus 3. In truth, the OnePlus 3T isn't all that different from its predecessor. For instance, there still isn't support for CDMA networks, so Verizon and Sprint customers may want to consider other phones.

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Google Search popular times feature gets a boost for holiday shopping

Google Search popular times feature gets a boost for holiday shopping

Google Search and Maps are once again adding a few new features to help you survive the holiday season. While the first round of updates centered around making holiday travel easier, today's batch want to help you spend as little time as possible shopping. Google is bolstering the functionality of the "popular times" feature in Google Search and Maps to achieve this.

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