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Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon review: Second time’s a charm

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon review: Second time’s a charm

A year ago, I reviewed Pokemon Sun and Moon and found that the changes they brought to the long-running (and in many ways stale) Pokemon series were great. After all, Pokemon is not usually a series that makes drastic changes from game to game. Though Pokemon Sun and Moon are completely different than Pokemon Red and Blue, that isn’t the result of some sweeping reinvention, but rather incremental changes that have been implemented over the course of the series. With Pokemon Sun and Moon, Game Freak rethought its approach and took more risks, and the results were very successful.

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Teen claims he spent $10,000 on video game microtransactions

Teen claims he spent $10,000 on video game microtransactions

Amid the massive controversy surrounding microtransactions in games comes an open letter from Redditor "Kensgold" addressed to EA, DICE, and "other devs." According to Kensgold, he is 19 years old and has spent about $10,000 on microtransactions in the past two years. According to the user, he burned through his savings by the age of 15, spending it all on a city builder mobile game. The problem snowballed from there.

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Limited Edition Destiny 2 Ghost brings character to life with Alexa

Limited Edition Destiny 2 Ghost brings character to life with Alexa

Activision has launched for preorder a new Internet of Things device that brings the game character Ghost to life. The device, which is a limited edition model, gives Destiny 2 fans a way to interact with Ghost, including exploring the game's universe and using voice commands for equipping loadouts. The device will be released only a few days before Christmas; those who want to ensure they get one can preorder it now from Amazon.

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SNES Classic in stock at ThinkGeek, but there’s a big catch

SNES Classic in stock at ThinkGeek, but there’s a big catch

Even though Nintendo promised to produce more SNES Classics than it did NES Classics, the retro mini-console has still be a difficult product to find. Seemingly sporadic restocks have sold out immediately across the board, making it nearly impossible to get one without lining up in front of a retail store and hoping you got there soon enough. What's an SNES Classic hunter supposed to do?

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PUBG makes frame rate sacrifice for Xbox One debut

PUBG makes frame rate sacrifice for Xbox One debut

December is going to be a big month for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Not only is the hugely popular arena shooter slated to exit early access on PC by the end of the month, but it will also be arriving on consoles. We've known about PUBG's console release since E3 2017, when Microsoft announced that it would first land on its Xbox One family of machines.

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Super Mario Cereal is now Nintendo official

Super Mario Cereal is now Nintendo official

Yesterday morning, rumors of a Super Mario cereal started making the rounds on the internet. The cereal, which is the product of a team up between Kellogg's and Nintendo, seems to be a promotional item for Super Mario Odyssey. Super Mario Cereal may end up being more than a mere novelty, though, as a leaked image of its box showed us that it also doubled as an amiibo.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’s first big in-game event starts today

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’s first big in-game event starts today

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has only been available for about a week, but Nintendo is wasting little time in kicking off the game's first big event. As you probably already guessed, this first in-game event will be a seasonal one centered around the holidays. This keeps with the tradition of mainline Animal Crossing games, which generally also offer seasonal events like this.

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Gaming Gifts that aren’t Games: Holidays 2017

Gaming Gifts that aren’t Games: Holidays 2017

Gamer gifts for gamers that already have all the games they want - what else could they possibly need? This week we're having a peek at a number of gifts for girls and boys, women and men, any and all people of the gamer persuasion. The only requirement for this list is that you have a general idea of what your gift-getter like to play, be it living room gaming console games, PC games, or the sort of head games that drive you wild - from there, we've got you covered.

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Destiny 2 XP earn rate will be recalibrated to level up faster

Destiny 2 XP earn rate will be recalibrated to level up faster

Bungie has detailed the changes it is making to Destiny 2 following the "tough criticism" it faced in recent weeks. At the heart of the controversy was how Destiny 2 handled experience points, specifically the fact that players were rewarded with less the longer they played certain elements of the game, plus the increase in points needed to level up. Updates will be arriving on both December 5 and December 12.

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PlayStation Plus games for December have something for everyone

PlayStation Plus games for December have something for everyone

Believe it or not, December begins in just two days. Though it might seem like November passed by in a blur, there is one upside to the end of the month getting here quickly: it's almost time for a fresh batch of PlayStation Plus games. Sony unveiled what's next for PS Plus members on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita today, and the list of free games includes one title most of you will probably be familiar with.

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Super Mario cereal is a must-have for the amiibo-obsessed

Super Mario cereal is a must-have for the amiibo-obsessed

Considering that Super Mario Odyssey is one of the biggest games of 2017, we'd expect Nintendo to do a certain number of product tie-ins to promote the title. After all, Mario has ascended beyond mere video game fame to become a globally-recognized mascot, so it makes sense that Nintendo would want its promotion machine to implant itself in as many markets as possible. This is where Kellogg's new Super Mario cereal enters the picture.

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Pokemon GO update: Ho-oh Returns!

Pokemon GO update: Ho-oh Returns!

Thanks to all the "hard work" Pokemon GO trainers did during Thanksgiving week last week, Ho-Oh returned to the game once again. This week the legendary bird Pokemon was announced to invade the world's Ex-Raids without mercy. As such, we'll likely see a whole lot more participants in each raid battle as winter begins to descend upon our ever-crunchier bodies and bones.

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