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Major Pokemon GO update could change the (end)game, bring Legendary monsters

Major Pokemon GO update could change the (end)game, bring Legendary monsters

A major update for the game Pokemon GO is in the works, one that could change the way most players play the game. The game’s future could well turn from a solitary adventure to one in which collaboration is key - and in more than just battling Pokemon Gyms. An update that will come in the relatively near future includes connections over long distances. These connections will be based on Pokemon GO factions - teams blue, yellow, and red.

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild update improves unstable frame rate

Zelda: Breath of the Wild update improves unstable frame rate

If you read our review of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you'd know that even though it's one of the best video games ever made, it isn't without its problems. The biggest problems come in the form of occasional frame drops, which happen more frequently when the Nintendo Switch is docked. The Wii U versions isn't safe from this either, so if you've played Breath of the Wild, there's a good chance you've experienced this problem.

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Google Home could soon play text-based, audio-only games

Google Home could soon play text-based, audio-only games

Games and smart speakers is probably the combination all but a few have in mind, and yet that is exactly what Google is now trying to push for its Google Home speaker. Forget whatever preconceived notion you might have about computer games. There are no fancy graphics here, not even 8-bit ones. There are no joysticks or gamepads either. Since Google Home is simply a speaker that accepts voice inputs, that exactly the only thing you can use. In short, Google Home gaming will all be about text adventure games, only delivered through audio instead of readable text.

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Destiny 2 release date, PC version announced

Destiny 2 release date, PC version announced

After a number of leaks and a lot of speculation, Destiny 2 was finally revealed earlier this week. Disappointingly, that reveal only amounted to a single tweet from Bungie, leaving out most of the important details. Today Bungie is righting that wrong and sharing more about the hotly anticipated game, including its platforms and release date.

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Pokemon GO Update: Water Event postmortem and Shiny Easter Secrets

Pokemon GO Update: Water Event postmortem and Shiny Easter Secrets

Overnight masses of Magikarp have disappeared from the game Pokemon GO, and fish-hunters everywhere have fallen to their knees in despair. Why, they ask, why wasn’t I one of the select few to find a Shiny Magikarp? Why couldn’t I find that Gold Magikarp so I could make a Red Gyarados? How do I get a Red Gyarados now?! The answers lie in the water, my friends - and in how well Easter will treat the world of Pokemon all around the world.

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Nintendo Switch sales eclipse PS4 launch in Japan

Nintendo Switch sales eclipse PS4 launch in Japan

The Nintendo Switch seems to be off to a strong start in Japan, selling a half million units in its first weeks of availability. This, notably, means that the Switch is selling faster in Japan than the PS4 did during its own launch. Obviously, it's too early to call, but with the PlayStation 4 being the best-selling home console this generation, it's definitely an encouraging sign.

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Xbox One Creators Update brings new Guide, Beam, a lot more

Xbox One Creators Update brings new Guide, Beam, a lot more

Microsoft has finally announced the arrival of the Creators Update for Windows 10 and, in line with its goal to have a seamless and similar Windows experience across its devices, it is also making a huge announcement for the Xbox One. The changes aren't going to be as huge as on Windows 10, but they are going to be substantial nonetheless. They're not going to be surprising either, as Microsoft has already pre-announced much of what's coming, including its Beam streaming platform that's out to get Twitch and YouTube Gaming.

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Rocket League for Nintendo Switch might happen after all

Rocket League for Nintendo Switch might happen after all

Given its portable nature, the Nintendo Switch seems perfect for pick up and play games that don't require a large time investment to be fun. Perhaps the king of such games is Rocket League, which has built a huge following of fans since releasing in 2015. So, it would logically follow that the Nintendo Switch and Rocket League were made for one another, right?

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PlayStation Plus April 2017 games: ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime’ and more

PlayStation Plus April 2017 games: ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime’ and more

It's that time of the month: Sony has detailed the upcoming free games that will be made available to PlayStation Plus subscribers in the month of April. The games, as we've come to expect, span the three big Sony consoles: the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and the PS Vita. A total of six games will be released this time around, including two for the PS4 and the notable fan-favorite title 'Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime.'

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Heroes of the Storm getting major rework with Progression 2.0 system

Heroes of the Storm getting major rework with Progression 2.0 system

Blizzard's MOBA title Heroes of the Storm is going to start looking a lot different next month. Today, Blizzard announced a fairly massive rework to Heroes of the Storm, called Progression 2.0. The launch of Progression 2.0 will begin a new era for the game known more broadly as Heroes of the Storm 2.0.

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Minecraft gets some Mighty Power Rangers skins

Minecraft gets some Mighty Power Rangers skins

Minecraft isn't exactly one to directly endorse some other commercial franchise, but if it didn't do this, someone would have done it anyway. It probably doesn't hurt that there are a few Power Rangers fans inside the now Microsoft-owned Mojang. So, lo and behold, as of update 1.0.5, Minecraft players on consoles, mobile, and Windows 10 will be getting a dose of sentai action via the Miney, er, Mighty Morphing Power Rangers skin pack.

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Cult classic Planescape: Torment is getting an Enhanced Edition

Cult classic Planescape: Torment is getting an Enhanced Edition

Planescape: Torment has always been an odd duck even when it was released back in 1999. Although set in the universe of the popular Dungeons & Dragons RPG, Planescape is one of the franchise' most alien campaigns. And even among story-centric RPGs of its generation, Torment's dialogue-heavy flavor almost makes you feel like playing a choose your own adventure game. It's exactly because of those factors that Planescape: Torment has become one of the most notable titles in gaming history, and is now being honored with its very own Enhanced Edition.

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