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The Pokemon GO Christmas event update is available now

The Pokemon GO Christmas event update is available now

This week amid rumors of a Christmas event OR New Years Eve week event - or both - Pokemon GO has been updated. This update isn't exactly what we've been crossing our fingers for, mind you - but it's always nice to see something new. This update has more going on behind the scenes than it does up front - up front, and perhaps most importantly, Niantic has fixed the buzzing bug.

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Steam winter sale 2016 start date confirmed by PayPal

Steam winter sale 2016 start date confirmed by PayPal

For gamers, no holiday season is complete without the Steam winter sale, and now we know when this year's event is going to kick off. Steam's holiday sale is usually its biggest of the year, typically offering two weeks of deep discounts on most of its game catalog. Thanks to PayPal's UK arm, we know that the festivities begin later this week.

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SCUF Elite custom Xbox Elite Wireless controller debut

SCUF Elite custom Xbox Elite Wireless controller debut

SCUF and Microsoft have teamed up to allow Xbox gamers to order a highly customized Elite controller that suits their style and gaming tastes. Under the new customization program buyers can create custom Xbox Elite wireless controllers via the SCUF Elite Customization Program with controllers starting at $149.95.

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Wolfenstein 3D on unmodified GameBoy Color uses cartridge hack

Wolfenstein 3D on unmodified GameBoy Color uses cartridge hack

Move over DOOM! Wolfenstein 3D is now the new standard of “is it a computer?” Well, considering both games were made by the same company the same company, it’s not really a competition. But DOOM has had its time in the spotlight and has been ported to almost every thing imaginable and unimaginable, and now it’s Wolfenstein’s time to shine. And while it might sound too simple to have Wolfenstein running on a GameBoy Color, this one is particularly intriguing because the GBC itself is unmodified. The trick is in the cartridge.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV to come in 2 sizes, new controller

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV to come in 2 sizes, new controller

Android Wear isn’t the only Android “spin off” whose existence is now held in doubt. In fact, some might say that Android TV never really took off in the first place. NVIDIA, however, seems unfazed by that opinion. Our anonymous source called it earlier this month and now various leaks are confirming it. There is, indeed, an NVIDIA SHIELD 2nd gen coming our way this CES 2017. Actually, two NVIDIA SHIELDS, if this latest tip also proves just as accurate, that will come with a slightly redesigned game controller.

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Minecraft Apple TV edition lands, Ender Update goes live

Minecraft Apple TV edition lands, Ender Update goes live

What could be better than an Apple TV with the latest tvOS? Why, Minecraft on the Apple TV, of course! Months in the making, Mojang has finally unleashed the popular blocky game and world creator on the last holdout of Apple’s devices. And it’s no ordinary unleashing mind you. Not only does it already contain the latest and greatest, and deadliest, Minecraft update to date, it also offers players some festive skins and packs, though only for a limited time. Probably until the end of the festive holiday season.

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Super Mario Run DLC isn’t planned, so don’t hold your breath

Super Mario Run DLC isn’t planned, so don’t hold your breath

Super Mario Run is a few days old and, unfortunately, not terribly exciting. Early reviews are lower than hoped for, with a glut of one-star reviews dragging down the game's overall App Store rating. The disappointment has resulted in Nintendo's shares falling, and now there's some bad news for those who did enjoy the game: there's no Super Mario Run DLC planned, so what you see is what you get.

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Xbox One S Review

Xbox One S Review

I've been using the Xbox One S for a while now, and it's become clear that Microsoft has a winner on its hands. Not just because the device is better than its predecessor - and less expensive. The Xbox One S is better than the Xbox One, the PS4, and the PS4 Pro, not least of all because it looks so extremely nice - even when it's modified to look like it's been attacked by wild animals.

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Mega Man 1-6 arrive on iOS and Android in January

Mega Man 1-6 arrive on iOS and Android in January

Mega Man fans take note, because the original six games in the franchise will be arriving on iOS and Android next month. Capcom's mobile division announced the ports through Twitter earlier today, but didn't give any additional details about them. It did invite players to pre-register to get the games, and to presumably receive more information about them before launch.

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New Pokemon GO plus wearable for trading in the mix

New Pokemon GO plus wearable for trading in the mix

As the Pokemon GO Plus sales go as quick as they appear, Niantic may well be bringing another, more advanced device to market. This device is tipped by 9to5Mac as being Niantic's next stab at bringing hardware to Ingress, the company's first big GPS-based game. They tip that Niantic is considering their next move after that release, as well, into the world of Pokemon GO.

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Pokemon GO Christmas event details leaked early

Pokemon GO Christmas event details leaked early

The Pokemon GO Christmas event is upon us, and Niantic is making some last-minute decisions on what to do. In Pokemon GO over the past several months, the developers at Niantic have been bringing special events to the game during holidays. These have included Halloween, Thanksgiving, and now Christmas, too. Some believe that the Santa Hat Pikachu is the only treat we have in store - we're inclined to disagree.

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Nintendo Switch reportedly cuts GPU clock speed significantly when undocked

Nintendo Switch reportedly cuts GPU clock speed significantly when undocked

We're learning more about the capabilities of the Nintendo Switch today, though folks who are hoping that it'll be able to challenge the Xbox One or PS4 may not be pleased to hear it. A new report from Digital Foundry is shedding some light on the performance hit the Nintendo Switch takes in its portable mode. As it turns out, the GPU is the only component that takes a sizable performance hit upon switching modes, but it's a fairly significant one.

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