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Pokemon GO US release: Download it now on iOS and Android

Pokemon GO US release: Download it now on iOS and Android

The time has finally come and you can start catching 'em all. Pokemon GO is now available in the US for everyone to download and try to be a Pokemon Master. Or maybe just see whether all the fuss and hype matches up to reality. Available for free on Android and iOS, the augmented reality game will, of course, have its fair (or unfair) share of in-app purchases. But Pokemon fans might not mind in exchange for leaving out their childhood, and not-so-childhood, dreams.

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Pokemon GO is a go, but only in Australia, New Zealand

Pokemon GO is a go, but only in Australia, New Zealand

That didn't take too long. While we were still busy musing the date for the launch of Pokemon GO, Niantic Labs was apparently busy actually launching it. The much awaited, but still doubted, "sort of" augmented reality game is finally rolling out to everyone. And by "everyone", we mean "everyone who happens to be located in Australia and New Zealand". That isn't completely surprising, as these two countries did get the trial run first before anyone else. It does mean that it will only be a matter of time before it becomes available to everyone in the world, legitimately or otherwise.

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Xbox Live wheelchair avatars will arrive soon

Xbox Live wheelchair avatars will arrive soon

A tweeted suggestion led to a petition recommendation, and that petition recommendation led to a surprise announcement: Xbox Live will offer wheelchair avatars in the future, and it sounds like the feature isn't a long way off. The wheelchair avatar plans were first confirmed in a tweet by Phil Spencer, who said, “No petition needed, we hear you. This is something that we’ve already look at, not far off." A couple sample photos of the avatars were also shared.

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Street Fighter V trailer shows off tomorrow’s story mode release

Street Fighter V trailer shows off tomorrow’s story mode release

Tomorrow will bring the cinematic story mode update for Street Fighter V, and ahead of that release comes a trailer straight from Capcom showing off what you can expect. This is a major update, one that has been known for months and that brings the “A Shadow Falls” story mode. Capcom promises gamers will get a “ton of new content” with the update, and there will be two new characters joining the mix: Balrog and Ibuki.

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System Shock remake Kickstarter goes live, demo now available

System Shock remake Kickstarter goes live, demo now available

Yes, ga.. ga.. ga.. gamers, System Shock is indeed returning. The genre defining first person shooter sci-fi horror narrative-driven cult classic computer game will be trying its fortune in the modern gaming world, with update graphics, updated game engine, updated everything. Simply called "System Shock", no "remastered" or "remake" in the name, it is indeed a complete remake, aside from the core plot, and has gone to Kickstarter to try and make this gamer dream come true. But unlike most games you'll find on Kickstarter, System Shock, the remake, has already progressed far enough to offer a free demo to would be backers.

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‘Paragon’ early access comes to PS Plus next month

‘Paragon’ early access comes to PS Plus next month

PlayStation Plus members will be getting early access to 'Paragon,' Sony has announced, with that early access being slated for July 5. Next month will also be bringing a handful of free games -- also for PlayStation Plus members -- including Saints Row: Gat out of Hell and Prince of Persia: Revelation. The full lineup of free PS Plus games will include two for the PS Vita, two for the PlayStation 3, and two for the PlayStation 4.

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Twitch Cheering will sell you Bits you can use for your favorite streams

Twitch Cheering will sell you Bits you can use for your favorite streams

Twitch is the place where many gamers stream their prowess as the frag and narrate their favorite games. Users of Twitch have always been able to chat and comment on streams, but Twitch now has a new way where you can cheer on your favorite streamers and earn badges for yourself in the process. Twitch has always offered subscriptions, one way that streamers can see their support from fans.

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New Quake level for the original game celebrates 20th anniversary

New Quake level for the original game celebrates 20th anniversary

It's rare that a PC game is still remembered 20 years after its launch, so many of them are forgotten. Not Quake though, this game was of the most influential PC games and one of the first massively popular first person shooter games that helped to spawn the category. It's been 20 years now since Id software launched Quake the first time. MachineGames has a new level for the original Quake game that is available for free here.

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Star Wars Battlefront ‘Bespin’ DLC now available

Star Wars Battlefront ‘Bespin’ DLC now available

Star Wars Battlefront owners who have been waiting for the latest DLC pack to arrive can download it now. Bespin, the newest expansion pack, became available as of yesterday (and right on time). The DLC takes gamers to the vast and sparkly clean CloudCity, where they can battle it out in five new maps with a couple of new weapons and several new star cards, as well as a pair of new heroes.

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Nintendo NX to still have physical media, so says GameStop

Nintendo NX to still have physical media, so says GameStop

When your business primarily depends on the sale of what some consider to be antquated physical media, it is, of course, in your best interest for the market not to suddenly decide to ditch such media. That is probably the reason why GameStop claims, or perhaps wishes, that Nintendo's new NX console will still go the physical game media route, as its profits is beholden to the sale of new and pre-owned games. Luckily for GameStop, the market and technology might still be on its side this time.

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Mighty No. 9 is mighty late but finally here

Mighty No. 9 is mighty late but finally here

Mega Man/Rockman fans, time to warm up those fingers. Or cringe your teeth. After almost three years in development, after more than a year of delays, the spiritual successor of the iconic Blue Bomber is finally out of his box, so to speak. Mighty No. 9 has finally been released to its backers, initially via Humble Bundle, finally closing a chapter in the game's rather controversial development. Now a new chapters opens on how the game will fare in the hands of sometimes unforgiving reviewers.

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Pokemon GO, Pokemon GO Plus accessory launch date revealed

Pokemon GO, Pokemon GO Plus accessory launch date revealed

After a long wait at E3 2016, Nintendo finally gave the information that Pokemon fans have probably been waiting for. The Pokemon Go Plus accessory for the game is scheduled to launch late July. Although not explicitly stated, that can only mean that the monster-catching AR game itself will be launching at the same time. Of course, we can hope that it will be earlier, but we'll still take late July as a good sign. That is, if Niantic Labs and The Pokemon Company don't run into showstopping bugs and issues before then.

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