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Pokemon GO is down, it’s not just you

Pokemon GO is down, it’s not just you

It's a state of emergency right this minute as Throwback Thursday has begun early at Niantic. Pokemon GO is down in several key areas of the world according to Down Detector, including large portions of Japan, Southern Brazil, London England (and surrounding areas), as well as both the West and East coast of the United States. Do not panic, this is (probably) only temporary!

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Pokemon GO Special Items user guidance [updated]

Pokemon GO Special Items user guidance [updated]

Today we're having a peek at a set of Pokemon GO tips that'll increase a user's chances of finding Special Items on the regular. To make this happen, we first need to be clear: there's only one way to really find a Special Item in Pokemon GO. That one way is to spin Pokestops, and to spin them often. Now, to go about making that happen as frequently as possible, we turn to the Journal.

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Energizer Xbox One 2X Charger recalled, burn hazard cited

Energizer Xbox One 2X Charger recalled, burn hazard cited

Product recalls aren’t exactly new, but those especially related to fire hazards caused by batteries have recently become more publicized. This time, however, the culprit isn’t a smartphone but almost an unlikely one. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission or CPSC has announced a recall of PDP’s Energizer Xbox One 2X controller chargers, citing reports of overheating that could potentially lead to fires.

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Nintendo Switch sales reportedly top 1.5 million

Nintendo Switch sales reportedly top 1.5 million

To figure out that the Nintendo Switch is selling well, you need only phone around to a few stores and ask if they have any in stock. The answer will most likely be "no," as Switch consoles are sold out nearly everywhere you look. Today, analytics firm SuperData is putting a finer point on things, revealing that its estimates put total Switch sales at 1.5 million worldwide.

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Resident Evil: Revelations inbound for the Xbox One and PS4

Resident Evil: Revelations inbound for the Xbox One and PS4

Capcom, the company behind recently-released Resident Evil 7 biohazard, made a new announcement on Twitter today: it is bringing its previously launched game Resident Evil: Revelations to Microsoft and Sony’s latest-generation consoles. Fans in both Europe and North America can expect to get access to both digital and physical copies of the game for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 soon.

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Pokemon GO News Update: new ways to hack the game

Pokemon GO News Update: new ways to hack the game

Niantic's efforts to stop hacking of Pokemon GO seem to have gone away - at least, so seems to think the Reddit masses. As a result, several methods for mayhem have surfaced, or re-surfaced with new techniques. Players are currently able to walk around the world with a simple joystick controller on their smartphone device in Pokemon GO without hacking at all - and with only a minor threat of banning.

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Watch Nintendo’s new Zelda: Breath of the Wild behind the scenes series here

Watch Nintendo’s new Zelda: Breath of the Wild behind the scenes series here

As promised yesterday, Nintendo has just released a new three-part video series that gives us a behind-the-scenes look at The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The latest Zelda title represents a pretty radical departure for the series in general, so getting a look at how it was made will definitely be interesting for a lot longtime fans.

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Xbox “Project Scorpio” has 4K all over it, internal PSU

Xbox “Project Scorpio” has 4K all over it, internal PSU

Goodbye power bricks! At least as far as the Xbox consoles are concerned. Or at least that is probably the trend that Microsoft is trying to set. The Xbox One S, though slimmer than its predecessor, managed to still squeeze in its power supply inside, doing away with the external, bulky PSUs of old. And, according to sources, that will be true with the still to be formally named “Project Scorpio” console as well. And hopefully for its future consoles, too.

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Pokemon Red in Minecraft faithfully recreates even the bugs

Pokemon Red in Minecraft faithfully recreates even the bugs

We can never really get tired of all the wild and insane things people come up with in Minecraft? Recreate a real-world city “to scale”? Go for it! Recreate a classic game? Definitely! Recreate a popular game so faithfully that it even recreates its popular bugs? Sure, why not! That’s definitely what Mr. Squishy, a.k.a. Magib1, set out to accomplish in recreated Pokemon Red version in a vanilla Minecraft map. And accomplish he did! All it took was a lot of dedication and 21 months of his life.

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Despite Switch Joy-Con complaints, Nintendo downplays problems

Despite Switch Joy-Con complaints, Nintendo downplays problems

By Nintendo's own metrics, the Switch seems to be off to a solid start. However, that doesn't appear to be the case for some folks who picked it up on launch day, as we've been hearing reports of a variety of problems for the last week. Chief among these complains are claims that the Joy-Con controllers are experiencing connectivity issues, something that was documented even before the Switch launched.

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Pokemon GO update: Tier List for Gym Defenders and Attackers

Pokemon GO update: Tier List for Gym Defenders and Attackers

This afternoon as we're moving past the latest Pokemon GO update, we've compiled a couple of lists. The first list shows the best Pokemon in the game for defending a Pokemon Gym. The second list shows which Pokemon are the best attackers in the game - and of course that's relegated to a Gym for now, too. In the near future we'll have need for additional lists for non-standard Pokemon battles, but for now - here's the best of the best!

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PlayStation 4 games coming to PlayStation Now later this year

PlayStation 4 games coming to PlayStation Now later this year

PlayStation Now is going to get a major boost in value later this year, as Sony announced today that it will soon add PS4 games to the PS Now lineup. That's pretty huge news, as PS Now is currently exclusive to PlayStation 3 titles. The PlayStation 3 had a good library, to be sure, but at $20 per month, some folks think that PlayStation Now is a little too expensive when the service only offers previous-generation games.

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