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Pokemon TCG Fusion Strike booster preview and first impressions

Pokemon TCG Fusion Strike booster preview and first impressions

This week we got our hands on a Pokemon TCG: Sword and Shield Fusion Strike Elite Trainer Box and a Booster Box for preview and hands-on inspection! This set was a welcome surprise in both high-end artwork and execution, to be sure. After the awesomeness that was Pokemon TCG: Celebrations, the Pokemon Company truly needed to come correct with a monster follow-up set. This Fusion Strike set fits the bill!

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Georgia man used $57k in COVID fraud cash to buy this Pokemon card

Georgia man used $57k in COVID fraud cash to buy this Pokemon card

A Georgia man appeared in court documents accused of defrauding the government for thousands of dollars in COVID-19 relief money. Part of said money was placed in a bank account, and part was spent on one single Pokemon card. As you may have guessed, that Pokemon card was a 1st-edition Shadowless Charizard from the first US-released Pokemon TCG set with a 9.5 "gem mint" rating - for $57,789.

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Pokemon TCG Celebrations unboxing: Release day time warp!

Pokemon TCG Celebrations unboxing: Release day time warp!

Today we're taking a peek at a bunch of different boxes of the latest set of cards from the official Pokemon TCG. The card game made by The Pokemon Company is taking part in the Pokemon 25th Anniversary celebration this year with a set called just that: Pokemon TCG: Celebrations. This set is unique in more ways than one.

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Pokemon TCG Live app announced, but players may not be happy

Pokemon TCG Live app announced, but players may not be happy

For years now, fans of the Pokemon TCG have been using the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online app to play online with digital card collections. Pokemon TCG Online has been around for a decade at this point, and the Pokemon TCG community has been asking for upgrades for years. Today, The Pokemon Company announced a new app - dubbed Pokemon TCG Live - that will eventually replace Pokemon TCG Online, but at this early stage, it doesn't sound like much of an upgrade to us.

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Magic The Gathering Innistrad Midnight Hunt visual spoilers getting spooky

Magic The Gathering Innistrad Midnight Hunt visual spoilers getting spooky

We got the opportunity to take an early look at a collection of cards from the next major Magic: The Gathering card set called Innistrad Midnight Hunt. Now we get to share imagery with you, in as spooky a manner as possible! We're talking about Daybound and Nightbound cards, we're looking at Booster Fun Harvest Tide borders, alternate art, Werewolves, and all manner of darkness in preparation for Halloween.

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Hearthstone Battlegrounds major update, minion removals, and Avenge!

Hearthstone Battlegrounds major update, minion removals, and Avenge!

Hearthstone Battlegrounds gameplay just got a giant kick in the pants. This format for gameplay inside Hearthstone will see a series of game-changing updates, some nerfs, some buffs, and a bunch of new cards. This format will also get a brand new Battlegrounds specific keyword: Avenge!

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Pokemon TCG Sword & Shield, Evolving Skies Unboxing: It’s all Eevee!

Pokemon TCG Sword & Shield, Evolving Skies Unboxing: It’s all Eevee!

Today we're taking a peek at the newest release in the Pokemon Trading Card Game, a new expansion called Evolving Skies. This set's full name is Pokemon TCG: Sword & Shield - Evolving Skies - because we want to jam as many words in said title as we possibly can without getting absolutely ridiculous. In this set we've got a whole bunch of Eevee - like, ALL the Eevee, including Eevee and "all of its Evolutions in the same set."

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Magic: The Gathering gets wild: Unfinity, Fortnite, Street Fighter, LoTR, Warhammer

Magic: The Gathering gets wild: Unfinity, Fortnite, Street Fighter, LoTR, Warhammer

The year 2022 will be a very, very strange year for Magic: The Gathering. As the longest-lasting collectable card game in history, Magic could simply continue releasing new sets with gameplay relatively similar to what's come before, inside the MTG universe, and all would (probably) be fine. But that's not what's going to happen. The creators of the game are jumping off from the successes of release of oddball sets like Unglued and limited edition universe crossovers like My Little Pony - straight up and forward, into the future!

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Hearthstone Mount as explained by Master Blaster from Mad Max

Hearthstone Mount as explained by Master Blaster from Mad Max

Hearthstone is about to release a new set of cards with several new gameplay mechanics. Today we're going to look at two of these mechanics: Tradeable, which you can trade for other cards in your deck, if you wish, and Mount. The Mount cards we've seen teased by Hearthstone so far seem to be like animals: a ram, an Elekk (elephant-like creature), but the mechanic behaves more like we're dealing with a character pair straight out of Mad Max.

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New Hearthstone Questline mechanic tosses wrench in game’s power dynamic

New Hearthstone Questline mechanic tosses wrench in game’s power dynamic

The digital card game Hearthstone has a new set coming on August 3 by the name of United in Stormwind. This new set has a whopping 135 new cards, effectively changing the way the game will work if you're the sort of person who plays every single day of the week. It all begins with three new features: Tradeable, Questline, and Mount! Right this minute, we're going to take a peek at how Questline works.

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Pokemon company gets weird with it for Bidoof Day 2021

Pokemon company gets weird with it for Bidoof Day 2021

Today is a Pokemon Company-invented special holiday called Bidoof Day. This is the first year where The Pokemon Company has suggested that it is a holiday, and it won't likely be the last. Given the seemingly-endless array of Pokemon that now exist in the Pokemon universe here in 2021, one could ask: Will The Pokemon Company assign a Pokemon to every single day of the year, starting on July 1 with Bidoof?

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Pokemon TCG: Celebrations has a “Base Set” Charizard and 4-card packs

Pokemon TCG: Celebrations has a “Base Set” Charizard and 4-card packs

Throughout the course of the month of October, The Pokemon Company will release Pokemon Trading Card Game "Celebrations". It'll begin on October 8, hit on October 22nd, and will include a "Collector Chest" with a date that remains a mystery. Perhaps most important to collectors, this new set will include "a special subset of 25 cards that are close remakes of iconic cards from the history of the Pokemon TCG, including Base Set Charizard" and others.

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