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Pokemon GO Team Rocket balloon leaks and new codes

Pokemon GO Team Rocket balloon leaks and new codes

Today Pokemon GO Rocket (or Team Rocket, if you prefer) launched a balloon attack on the world! We've been reporting on this for the past week, exploring how Pokemon GO with this "balloon" mechanic could change the way the game is played. If Team Rocket is able to move around the map, like players can move around the map - what's next?!

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PUBG Mobile’s big Tivik map update has arrived

PUBG Mobile’s big Tivik map update has arrived

Earlier this week, Tencent announced that PUBG Mobile would be getting a new map. New maps aren't the rarity in PUBG that they may be in other battle royale games, but this new map was slated to be a special one. When Tencent made its announcement, it revealed Tivik, a new map made specifically for PUBG Mobile players using smartphones and tablets.

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PUBG Mobile adds Livik map made specifically for phones and tablets

PUBG Mobile adds Livik map made specifically for phones and tablets

PUBG Mobile players now have access to a new map made specifically for people who play the battle royale game on tablets and smartphones. Called 'Livik,' this is the first time the PUBG team has developed a smaller map exclusive to the mobile version of the game, one that will result in shorter matches across a smaller landscape. The update was released on July 5.

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Shiny Pokemon GO watch list today: Party Hats, Balloons, Flying types

Shiny Pokemon GO watch list today: Party Hats, Balloons, Flying types

Starting today in Pokemon GO, here on July 3, 2020, there's a brand new list of Shiny Pokemon in the wild. Spawning during this event in the wild, in Pokemon Raids, and in Pokemon Eggs, you'll find as wide and diverse a list of Shiny Pokemon as there's ever been. Here we're seeing not just bug Pokemon, not just flying Pokemon, but special edition PARTY Pokemon too!

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Shiny Pokemon GO list leaked pre-GO Fest, with balloons!

Shiny Pokemon GO list leaked pre-GO Fest, with balloons!

A set of new Shiny Pokemon have appeared in the code for Pokemon GO, including a new floating Pikachu. There'll be a set of celebratory Pokemon in the mix - all three starting Pokemon from Kanto will be ready to roll, in Shiny form, with Party hats. If you're all about the most classic of Pokemon appearing in the game in both special (Party Hat) and Shiny (Shiny Party Hat) form, now's the time to celebrate!

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Full Pokemon GO Community Day July 2020 may cost you $1

Full Pokemon GO Community Day July 2020 may cost you $1

Today we're taking a peek at July 2020's Pokemon GO Community Day. This event will feature Gastly, a ghost type Pokemon that evolves into Haunter, then Gengar, one of the most powerful "glass cannon" Pokemon in the game. This Community Day will include a special Gengar that knows a move that cannot be learned at any other time!

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Apple Arcade contracts reportedly being canceled for not being engaging enough

Apple Arcade contracts reportedly being canceled for not being engaging enough

When Apple launched its Arcade service last year, it was poised to revolutionize mobile gaming if not digital gaming in general. It was praised for not trying to milk gamers with IAPs and ads and its subscription-based model promised to give developers and publishers a steadier source of revenue. It might have been too early to celebrate, however, as news of some significant changes underfoot seem to suggest that Apple Arcade isn't yet the profitable gaming service Apple envisioned it to be.

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Pokemon GO “balloons” leak may change the game forever

Pokemon GO “balloons” leak may change the game forever

Niantic's inadvertently revealed a major Pokemon GO update with Team Rocket in a balloon! A spill of game code for the Pokemon GO iOS version of the game showed a sort of game element that moves around the map. It's almost as if allowing Pokemon friends to rove around the map was a test run for this very awesome realization of one of the original dreams for the game - real-deal moving Pokemon!

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Super Nintendo World theme park opening delay is good news for gamers

Super Nintendo World theme park opening delay is good news for gamers

Assuming you're the sort of person that might one day bring your children to a Nintendo-themed amusement park, today's news is good news. Nintendo announced that they'd be delaying the opening of Super Nintendo World (the Japan-based theme park) until further notice. This delay was due to COVID-19 - not because there was an early outbreak or anything, but because they'd like to be cautious now rather than sorry later.

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Animal Crossing update lets you jump in the water

Animal Crossing update lets you jump in the water

The newest Animal Crossing: Hew Horizons update is a "Free Summer Update" that'll allow you to swim. Where before now you could catch fish with your fishing pole, or leave your island to visit a friend, now you can just... go ahead and jump. Now's the time to explore the ocean! Just in time for the dawn of July, 2020! It's either this or watch Hamilton - or both!

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Pokemon Cafe Mix first look: Coffee Master Charizard

Pokemon Cafe Mix first look: Coffee Master Charizard

After being revealed last week, Pokemon Cafe Mix released today on Switch, iOS, and Android. Like many of Nintendo's mobile games, Pokemon Cafe Mix is a free-to-play title, and the Pokemon branding is sure to pull in a significant number of players. I sat down with the game for a while this morning, and after playing through a number of puzzles and recruiting a few Pokemon to come and work in my cafe, I thought I'd share my first impressions of the game.

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Pokemon Unite gets a surprise reveal with MOBA-like gameplay

Pokemon Unite gets a surprise reveal with MOBA-like gameplay

Last week, The Pokemon Company hosted a livestream in which it revealed a number of new projects. Most notably, those reveals included New Pokemon Snap for the Nintendo Switch and Pokemon Cafe Mix for Switch and mobile devices. At the tail end of that presentation, Pokemon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara said that he had yet another project to reveal, but that we'd have to wait a week to find out what it was.

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