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Pokemon producer Masuda shares his thoughts on fan games

Pokemon producer Masuda shares his thoughts on fan games

If you're a Pokemon fan, chances are you know of the doomed Pokemon Uranium, a fan game that was released earlier this year. After being in development for a whopping nine years, Pokemon Uranium got a lot of attention when it was released - and not all of it positive. As expected, it was only a matter of weeks before the game was taken down by Nintendo, which was looking to protect its intellectual property.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon say goodbye to HMs

Pokemon Sun and Moon say goodbye to HMs

Yesterday, a YouTube user by the name of Kaphotics shared the details of a datamine that had been carried out on the Pokemon Sun and Moon demo. Kaphotics is back today with more information, revealing some rather game-changing details about the new Pokemon titles. Fair warning: those who want to avoid spoilers may not want to continue further.

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3 reasons to quit Pokemon GO and 3 to stay

3 reasons to quit Pokemon GO and 3 to stay

Pokemon GO is at a point where there just as many reasons to quit playing as there are to stay. What we're going to explore today is why, after months of being king, Pokemon GO becomes a conundrum. Users have to decide if the reasons to keep playing outweigh the reasons to just give up. For those that spend hours per day on a game like this, the struggle is real.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon leak: What you need to know

Pokemon Sun and Moon leak: What you need to know

The demo for Pokemon Sun and Moon released today and, as expected, someone has datamined it to bring us all sorts of tasty details. The information is all laid out in a series of three videos by YouTube user Kaphotics. Though the videos are each rather short, they're packed to the brim with new details and cover a lot of ground.

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Pokemon Go tracking tool FastPokeMap on the verge of making a comeback

Pokemon Go tracking tool FastPokeMap on the verge of making a comeback

Pokemon Go received a sizable update earlier this week, with new additions like catch bonuses and the ability to use up to six Pokemon when gym training. If this has you excited to get back out and hunt some Pokemon this weekend, possibly after taking a break from the game, you might soon have the ability to take advantage of one of players' favorite third-party tools: the live monster-tracking map FastPokeMap.

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All 6 Pokemon generations ranked best to worst

All 6 Pokemon generations ranked best to worst

Pokemon Sun and Moon are nearly upon us, and the seventh generation seems to be ushering in big things for the Pokemon series. Not only do Sun and Moon seem to be bringing some significant changes to the age-old Pokemon formula, but it's also the 20th anniversary for the franchise. With that in mind, it's time to rank the existing six generations from best to worst!

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Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer focuses almost entirely on new monsters

Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer focuses almost entirely on new monsters

Up until now, most of the Pokemon Sun and Moon trailers we've seen have previewed a mix of new Pokemon, gameplay mechanics, characters, and locations. That isn't the case with this latest trailer, which focuses almost entirely on introducing new Pokemon. More specifically, Nintendo has taken the opportunity to reveal a significant number of evolved forms.

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Take a photo tour of Nintendo’s rarest hardware stash

Take a photo tour of Nintendo’s rarest hardware stash

In case you may have missed it, Nintendo is celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda this year. While Pokemon is turning 20 and celebrating with new cards, games, and legendary Pokemon events, Nintendo is celebrating Zelda's birthday a little differently. One way it's doing this is by cracking open its gaming vault and giving us a look at some vintage hardware.

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Pokemon GO update adds catch bonuses, tweaks gym battles

Pokemon GO update adds catch bonuses, tweaks gym battles

Late last week, Niantic detailed a new update for Pokemon GO that would tweak gym training sessions and add certain catch bonuses to the game. That update is rolling out now for both the Android and iOS versions of Pokemon GO, and it brings with it a number of other changes, including user experience improvements and minor fixes.

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Nintendo NX pricing revealed in new leak, Mario tipped as launch title

Nintendo NX pricing revealed in new leak, Mario tipped as launch title

With all of this talk of the Nintendo NX launching in March 2017, it seems very strange that we still haven't received an official announcement from Nintendo. The company's silence on the NX has lead some to believe that the console will miss its March release window, but a new leak is suggesting - among other things - that the NX is still on track to launch in six months.

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New Super Mario Bros speedrun record set by less than half a second

New Super Mario Bros speedrun record set by less than half a second

If you're unfamiliar with the practice, speedrunning is when players try to complete a video game from start to finish in the fastest time possible, usually with all the standard rules and/or requirements in place. The original Super Mario Bros. for the NES is a classic example of a game that can be speedrun, however its world record completion time of just under 5 minutes is one long thought to be impossible to improve on. Until earlier this week when one player topped it by mere tenths of a second.

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Nintendo 2DS gets swapped colors because Luigi messed up

Nintendo 2DS gets swapped colors because Luigi messed up

This is why you should never leave game characters in charge, even for a day. As part of its “employee empowerment” program, partly inspired by the documentary “Wreck It Ralph”, Nintendo has allowed some if its (largely unpaid) in-game volunteers to take up some responsibilities in the company. Not a problem when you’re “Super” Mario. A problem when you’re green Luigi and happen to have stubby hands that won’t be able to enter a password correctly if your life depended on it. The result? Color-swapped Nintendo 2DS systems.

All kidding aside, it’s an admittedly comic way of introducing what is practically a non-event: new color models for the 2DS. The old N2DS had black front and backs, with blue or red side edges. At least for the normal ones.

Thanks to Luigi, Nintendo "accidentally" stumbled upon a new color scheme with red or blue on the front and back and black on the sides.

Odd “big” change for an odd gaming handheld. The Nintendo 2DS is practically what the 3DS would have been if its hinges got stuck, which would have dragged its price down like the 2DS. In short, the 2DS is your entry-level, more accessible gaming handheld, and the new default color option could make it look more enticing to young ones. Like candy!

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Despite the color change and the potential royalties Luigi will receive (in mushrooms, thankfully), the new Nintendo 2DS remains only $79.99. Specially marked boxes will come with a free Mario Kart 7 pre-installed, with Mario’s face emblazoned on it of course. Talk about taking credit.

SOURCE: Nintendo