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3 Pokemon GO updates that’ll suck me back in

3 Pokemon GO updates that’ll suck me back in

Niantic has a set of features up its sleeve that they hope will not only bring the game back near its peak in global users, it'll bring in new players as well. Back when the game was launched, it caught on with feature's we'd never seen before. As Match Group explained in a recent AppAnnie interview, "Artificial intelligence and location-aware notifications [will be big next year for retention] - Pokémon GO is a good example of a high retention product that has completely brand new hooks." Niantic doesn't need to pay attention to what's worked before - they need to keep innovating.

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Next Pokemon GO Update finally blocks cheaters

Next Pokemon GO Update finally blocks cheaters

Since the dawn of Pokemon GO, there've been hackers making use of their ability to spoof their way through the game. Now, with the release of the next Pokemon GO update, Niantic has finally figured out how to kick out all manner of spoofers, hackers, and general chaos-makers. While a previous update appeared to do this, Niantic's spread of ousting techniques didn't quite cover all versions of the game. Now they've figured out what works, and they're rolling out the block.

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Pokemon GO Update today: download APK

Pokemon GO Update today: download APK

This morning the newest update to Pokemon GO was released with a couple of feature changes. This is the first update to the game since version 0.37, a notorious release due to its major steps against hackers and game mechanic exploiters. Today's update goes by version number 0.39, and it includes an update for the Pokemon GO Plus. This update allows the user of a Pokemon GO Plus accessory to see and capture Pokemon that appear around them as a result of Incense. Before, this was only possible with naturally occurring Pokemon and those appearing near a PokeStop with a lure.

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Why Nintendo chose iPhone over Android

Why Nintendo chose iPhone over Android

It's become obvious that Apple has somehow shaken hands with Nintendo in a way that's brought the first real Nintendo-made Nintendo character game to their platform first. That game goes by the name Super Mario Run, a game which is a mobile-friendly edition of the first several Mario games mixed into one future-ready package. Today we find out why it was Apple, not Google and Android, that got to get the game first.

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Super Mario Maker 3DS won’t support 3D gameplay

Super Mario Maker 3DS won’t support 3D gameplay

Bad news for the four of you who regularly use the stereoscopic 3D features of your 3DS: the official box art for Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS has arrived, and on it, we can see a warning that says the game will only play in 2D. This means that your handy little 3D slider won't do anything when you're playing Super Mario Maker, dooming you to enjoy a mere two planes while you're crafting your levels.

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Pokemon Bank getting National Pokedex feature with Sun and Moon support

Pokemon Bank getting National Pokedex feature with Sun and Moon support

With today's Pokemon Sun and Moon news comes the announcement of a major update for Pokemon Bank. For those not in the know, Pokemon Bank is a utility app Nintendo created for the 3DS that allows players to easily store and transfer Pokemon between generation six games. That functionality will extend into the seventh generation of Pokemon games, with Nintendo confirming today that Pokemon Sun and Moon will receive Bank support in January 2017.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer reveals version-exclusive monsters

Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer reveals version-exclusive monsters

As with all of the Pokemon games that came before them, Pokemon Sun and Moon will come with a number of new Pokemon that will be exclusive to one version or the other. A freshly-landed trailer for Sun and Moon is detailing just a few of these version exclusives, giving us an early glimpse at the Pokemon you'll be able to find in your preferred version.

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Pokemon GO Plus store tracker update : Walmart, Gamestop, Target, Amazon

Pokemon GO Plus store tracker update : Walmart, Gamestop, Target, Amazon

The Pokemon GO Plus is released and quickly goes out of stock in online stores and retail outlets across the United States. Today we're having a look at how trainers might see when the Pokemon GO Plus is in stock at each of the major retailers and at any 3rd-party sales locations at base price. What we WONT be doing is preying on trainers hoping to get one of these devices, charging them absurd prices for a device that's effectively a distance tracker and Bluetooth button.

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Pokemon Company CEO comments on Nintendo NX hybrid rumors

Pokemon Company CEO comments on Nintendo NX hybrid rumors

When you consider that Nintendo owns the Pokemon trademark, it probably won't come as much of a shock to hear Pokemon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara say that his company will release Pokemon games for Nintendo's incoming console, currently code-named the Nintendo NX. What may come as a surprise, however, is that Ishihara has commented on what the NX will be when it arrives in what will presumably be March 2017.

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Pokemon GO Update may add trading, battling, in-game events

Pokemon GO Update may add trading, battling, in-game events

Now that the much talked about buddy system has landed in Pokemon GO, where does the game go from here? We know that Pokemon GO will come to Apple Watch, but that version doesn't seem to be adding any new features to the game itself. Sitting down with Recode's Decode podcast, Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke ran down the list of some of the upcoming features planned for the game.

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Pokemon GO Plus Review : Great for one thing

Pokemon GO Plus Review : Great for one thing

Today the Pokemon GO Plus has arrived in physical GameStop stores and online through Amazon and, again, Gamestop. Our review here is going to be brief - in part because we've only been working with the device for a very short time. Because the device is so extremely simple, only a short amount of time was necessary, really - we're already confident that we know whether or not the Pokemon Trainers of the world should partake in this $35 piece of hardware right out the gate.

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PokeVision for Pokemon GO returns : New Alternatives

PokeVision for Pokemon GO returns : New Alternatives

Today we've got a collection of Pokemon GO forks and alternatives to PokeVision, the first big name in 3rd-party mapping in the game. This set of items includes a few online maps with Pokemon spotting as well as an app or two. While Pokemon GO 3rd-party development continues to be mitigated by Niantic, developers continue to rally to create apps that both interact with and influence the flow of the game. Until bug bounties are offered up, this will very likely continue.

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