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Pokemon GO Plus available for pre-order at Best Buy, shipping out in January

Pokemon GO Plus available for pre-order at Best Buy, shipping out in January

The wait for the fabled Pokemon GO Plus may soon be coming to an end, as Best Buy has made the accessory available for pre-order. For those not in the know, Pokemon GO Plus is an accessory that allows you to catch Pokemon and get items from PokeStops with the touch of the button. It acts as a companion to the app, meaning you don't have to constantly stare at your phone to play Pokemon GO when you're out and about.

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NES Classic Edition returns to Best Buy December 20, but for how long?

NES Classic Edition returns to Best Buy December 20, but for how long?

We've got some good news and some bad news for those of you still hunting for an NES Classic Edition. The good news is that Best Buy will have the console in stock starting on December 20, just in time to pick one up as a last-minute holiday gift. The bad news - or the more realistic news, at least - is that whatever stock Best Buy secures isn't likely to last for long.

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Pokemon GO Gen 2 : how to be first to the update download

Pokemon GO Gen 2 : how to be first to the update download

The 100+ new Pokemon in Pokemon GO are coming, and playing the Pokemon GO song "I Play Pokemon GO" on repeat is not the best way to bring Gen 2 quicker. There are several ways in which a Pokemon GO user can make certain they're amongst the first to have access to the second generation of Pokemon - the list from Pokemon Black and Pokemon White. We've worked with our source familiar with the information who wishes to remain anonymous to create a miniature guide that'll be sure to make the update appear for you as fast as possible.

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Always-on woes: Super Mario Run requires a constant internet connection

Always-on woes: Super Mario Run requires a constant internet connection

Nintendo has confirmed that Super Mario Run will require an always-on internet connection to play. This means, of course, that you won't be able to play the game in places where you can't maintain a connection to Nintendo's servers. Always-on internet connections have been implemented in the past to combat things like piracy, and that's the exact reason why Nintendo is including it here.

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Super Mario Run hands-on: The holiday’s must-have iPhone game

Super Mario Run hands-on: The holiday’s must-have iPhone game

Could Super Mario Run be the Pokemon Go of the holiday season? Based on an early taste of Nintendo's first ever game for Apple devices, ahead of its full release in a week's time, I predict it'll be even bigger. Not only can it count on one of the most iconic characters in gaming history, its combination of super-easy controls and addictive gameplay have the potential to get gamers and non-gamers alike hooked.

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Super Mario Run release demo out early: play now!

Super Mario Run release demo out early: play now!

Super Mario Run won't be officially available until December 15, but Apple and Nintendo are giving you the chance to check out a demo early. When Reggie-Fils Aime stopped by The Tonight Show last night, he mentioned that a demo would be available at Apple stores across the country. That demo goes live today, so if you want to see how everyone's favorite plumber does in his first mobile game, you need only track down the nearest Apple store.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon’s first global event is shaping up to be a failure

Pokemon Sun and Moon’s first global event is shaping up to be a failure

Pokemon Sun and Moon's first global event is going to wrap up in a few days, and when it does, it will end in failure. For those of you who missed the news, Nintendo and Game Freak launched this global event back on November 29, challenging players around the world to catch 100 million Pokemon by the time the event ends. With Pokemon Sun and Moon breaking Nintendo sales records, that should be easy enough, right?

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Pokemon GO Starbucks update news official: not quite Gen 2

Pokemon GO Starbucks update news official: not quite Gen 2

Starting this afternoon, approximately 7,800 Starbucks stores will begin to roll with all-out Pokemon GO madness. In this case it means Starbucks - almost every location in the United States - will be transformed into a PokeStop or Pokemon GO Gym. Each Starbucks will remain named "Starbucks" on the Pokemon GO map in-game for mobile devices of all sorts.

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Total PlayStation 4 sales cross 50 million mark

Total PlayStation 4 sales cross 50 million mark

Despite Microsoft's recent boost in Xbox One sales, the PlayStation 4 remains dominant. Sony has announced that total PS4 sales have crossed the 50 million threshold, thanks in part to what Sony calls the "best ever Black Friday week in the history of PlayStation." That number includes sales of the freshly-released PlayStation 4 Pro, though at this early point in the console's life, PS4 Pro likely didn't contribute much to the overall tally of 50 million.

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Nintendo Switch running Zelda: Breath of the Wild showed off on Fallon

Nintendo Switch running Zelda: Breath of the Wild showed off on Fallon

Nintendo has been teasing us about the Switch game console with bits and pieces of data here and there. The most recent release came when Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aime went on the Jimmy Fallon show and took the Switch console with him. The big news here isn't another glimpse at the Switch hardware, it's the game Fallon got to play.

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Pokemon GO update makes it easier to transfer monsters

Pokemon GO update makes it easier to transfer monsters

It's been a big day for Pokemon GO, with Niantic earlier announcing an update that adds a ton of new PokeStops to the game through a partnership with Sprint. On top of that, Niantic also said that it will soon be adding more Pokemon to Pokemon GO, but we need to wait until next week for more details there. As if that somehow weren't enough, Pokemon GO is getting a second update today, and it's adding some quality of life improvements players have been requesting for quite some time.

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Nintendo Switch might have a GameCube Virtual Console

Nintendo Switch might have a GameCube Virtual Console

Nintendo may look to give fans of the GameCube a reason to purchase a Switch next year. According to new reports, Nintendo is working on a bringing classic GameCube games to the Switch via its Virtual Console feature. This would mark the first time GameCube games have been available through the Virtual Console, and so far, Nintendo is said to have three games ready to go for launch.

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