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Super Mario Run, Pokemon GO face off for most day-one downloads

Super Mario Run, Pokemon GO face off for most day-one downloads

It looks like Super Mario Run might be able to challenge Pokemon GO's meteoric rise to App Store dominance. Pokemon GO launched over the summer and was almost immediately popular, but now that Super Mario Run has hit the scene, those records may not belong to it much longer. If Pokemon GO proved that there was an audience for Nintendo properties on mobile devices, it seems that Super Mario Run confirms that audience isn't a fleeting one.

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Pokemon GO Plus available for pre-order at Best Buy, shipping out in January

Pokemon GO Plus available for pre-order at Best Buy, shipping out in January

The wait for the fabled Pokemon GO Plus may soon be coming to an end, as Best Buy has made the accessory available for pre-order. For those not in the know, Pokemon GO Plus is an accessory that allows you to catch Pokemon and get items from PokeStops with the touch of the button. It acts as a companion to the app, meaning you don't have to constantly stare at your phone to play Pokemon GO when you're out and about.

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Always-on woes: Super Mario Run requires a constant internet connection

Always-on woes: Super Mario Run requires a constant internet connection

Nintendo has confirmed that Super Mario Run will require an always-on internet connection to play. This means, of course, that you won't be able to play the game in places where you can't maintain a connection to Nintendo's servers. Always-on internet connections have been implemented in the past to combat things like piracy, and that's the exact reason why Nintendo is including it here.

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Super Mario Run release demo out early: play now!

Super Mario Run release demo out early: play now!

Super Mario Run won't be officially available until December 15, but Apple and Nintendo are giving you the chance to check out a demo early. When Reggie-Fils Aime stopped by The Tonight Show last night, he mentioned that a demo would be available at Apple stores across the country. That demo goes live today, so if you want to see how everyone's favorite plumber does in his first mobile game, you need only track down the nearest Apple store.

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Pokemon GO update makes it easier to transfer monsters

Pokemon GO update makes it easier to transfer monsters

It's been a big day for Pokemon GO, with Niantic earlier announcing an update that adds a ton of new PokeStops to the game through a partnership with Sprint. On top of that, Niantic also said that it will soon be adding more Pokemon to Pokemon GO, but we need to wait until next week for more details there. As if that somehow weren't enough, Pokemon GO is getting a second update today, and it's adding some quality of life improvements players have been requesting for quite some time.

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Pokemon GO getting new Pokemon soon – Gold and Silver incoming?

Pokemon GO getting new Pokemon soon – Gold and Silver incoming?

Pokemon GO is about to get some new monsters, and we'll find out what they are next week. Niantic has announced that it will be revealing new Pokemon for Pokemon GO on December 12. With that announcement now scheduled, Niantic didn't get anymore specific about what to expect, so we're left waiting to see what it has up its sleeve.

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Fallout Shelter 1.9 update celebrates Thanksgiving in the wasteland

Fallout Shelter 1.9 update celebrates Thanksgiving in the wasteland

If you've ever wondered if the vault dwellers in Fallout Shelter continue to celebrate holidays like Thanksgiving underground, wonder no longer. Bethesda delivered the answer to that question today, announcing Fallout Shelter's new 1.9 update. In short: Yes, vault dwellers celebrate Thanksgiving, and they seem to do it in style.

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Super Mario Run release date and pricing revealed

Super Mario Run release date and pricing revealed

After months of waiting, Nintendo has finally revealed the release date and pricing for Super Mario Run. The game - which will serve as Mario's first mobile outing - was revealed alongside the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus back in September. When it was announced, we heard that it would be arriving in December, but beyond that, Nintendo didn't share anything specific.

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Pokemon GO could have similar lifespan to World of Warcraft, Niantic says

Pokemon GO could have similar lifespan to World of Warcraft, Niantic says

Even though a lot of folks may have stopped playing Pokemon GO, the mobile game that surprised everyone is far from dead. Back in October, we heard that Pokemon GO was still pulling in $2 million a day in revenue, which is a figure most apps and games can only dream of. With plenty of folks coming back to check out Pokemon GO's Halloween event, it seems the game is here to stay, but for how long?

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Mean Streets of Gadgetzan revealed as Hearthstone’s next expansion

Mean Streets of Gadgetzan revealed as Hearthstone’s next expansion

With the opening of BlizzCon 2016 comes the announcement of Hearthstone's next expansion. Dubbed Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, players can expect to find more than 100 new cards in this expansion. However, Mean Streets of Gadgetzan will bring with it some new mechanics that even Hearthstone veterans may be surprised to see.

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Pokemon GO update fixes your Pidgey problem

Pokemon GO update fixes your Pidgey problem

Encountering an endless sea of Pidgey and Rattata has long been a frustration of Pokemon GO players, but that's all set to change. Niantic has detailed a new update that will significantly decrease the number of super common Pokemon like Pidgey, Rattata, and Zubat in the wild. This, as you may have already guessed, paves the way for more uncommon ones to spawn.

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Ultima creator Richard Garriott quits Pokemon GO – here’s why

Ultima creator Richard Garriott quits Pokemon GO – here’s why

The runaway success of Pokemon GO managed to attract players from all backgrounds, even fellow game creator Richard Garriott. Yes, even the creator of Ultima and Lord British himself couldn't resist the lure of Pokemon GO, but he revealed over the weekend that he's since quit the game. Why? He actually gives a number of reasons.

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