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Pokemon GO Update: News coming this Friday (or next)

Pokemon GO Update: News coming this Friday (or next)

This week we're to understand* that the next Pokemon GO update will come by the end of this week. There are two possibilities for this update - one that it's a major change for the game. The other possibility is that the major aspects of the update will be pushed back another week while this Friday's update is made mostly of essentials. If the Friday update does end up being a big one, we've got a few clues as to what's going to happen.

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Nintendo to increase Switch production to meet ongoing customer demand

Nintendo to increase Switch production to meet ongoing customer demand

In case you haven't already heard, Nintendo's new Switch console has been a very hot item over the last few months, and eager buyers have been facing stock shortages since its launch in early March. If you haven't been able to buy one online or from your favorite retailer each time they get a small shipment, you may feel like giving up. But there's new hope! You might finally be able to get a Switch of your own… before the end of 2017, that is.

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In Monster Hunter XX, Nintendo Switch gets the Capcom title it deserves

In Monster Hunter XX, Nintendo Switch gets the Capcom title it deserves

Capcom has already thrown some support behind the Nintendo Switch in releasing Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (out today, as luck would have it), but it just ramped up support for the console in a big way. Capcom revealed today that a new Monster Hunter game - Monster Hunter XX - will make its way to Nintendo's newest console. Details are still slim at this point, but we should find out more rather quickly.

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Pokemon GO Unown event : legendary keys and clues!

Pokemon GO Unown event : legendary keys and clues!

Over the past several updates to Pokemon GO, Niantic has been preparing for an inevitable event - and here's how we see it being Unown-heavy. On June 30th, 2016, SlashGear called Pokemon GO the best game EVER - that was just a few days before the first APK release to start the game worldwide, officially. If Niantic follows plans we've been tipped (anonymously, as always), we'll see the biggest event in the short history of Pokemon GO - and it'll arrive in just over a month!

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Three months with the Nintendo Switch

Three months with the Nintendo Switch

It's been nearly three months since the Nintendo Switch launched. Those three months have been filled with a lot of excitement, from the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to the revelation that the Switch actually sold really well on release. I've had a Switch of my own this entire time and I penned the SlashGear's review of the device, giving it a 7/10. Now that we've had a few months to let things simmer, has anything about my opinion changed?

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Hori Nintendo Switch controllers have some interesting quirks

Hori Nintendo Switch controllers have some interesting quirks

While Nintendo itself provides all everything you need for a complete Nintendo Switch experience, including two Joy-cons and an optional traditional controller, some gamers will always want more. That is why the third-party accessory and peripheral market will never run out of business. Plus, they can also innovate and go places where Nintendo won't itself go. Take for example the famed accessory maker Hori, who is making two controllers specifically for the Nintendo Switch. One is an extremely traditional but odd gamepad while the other is an even more old-school arcade board.

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Nintendo Switch is getting two huge releases this week

Nintendo Switch is getting two huge releases this week

Most weeks between now and the launch of ARMS and Splatoon 2 this summer might be a little light for the Nintendo Switch, but not this one. This week, the Switch will be getting two games that have been advertised since well before launch. These aren't just a couple of indie games either, but rather new releases from long-running franchises.

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Magikarp Jump app is super quick fun [iPhone / APK download]

Magikarp Jump app is super quick fun [iPhone / APK download]

Google Play as well as Apple's App Store now have the next Pokemon game Magikarp Jump. This game is very likely the most inane Pokemon game in the history of Pokemon games - and not only on the mobile platform. This is the latest effort by The Pokemon Company to cash in on the Pokmon craze created in part by Niantic's release of Pokemon GO. This game is not the same as Pokemon GO, but it has just about as many Magikarp inside.

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5 things Nintendo needs to do this year to maintain its momentum

5 things Nintendo needs to do this year to maintain its momentum

Nintendo has reason to celebrate today, as the success of the Switch has sent its stock price up over the peak it reached during the initial Pokemon GO craze. Nintendo's share price rose to ¥31,880, which represents year-over-year growth of 102%. That's impressive, but it comes nowhere close to how high Nintendo's stock was during the Wii era. As we all know, success like this can be fleeting, so here are five things Nintendo needs to do to maintain its current momentum.

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Pokemon GO Memorial Day Event tipped to push details

Pokemon GO Memorial Day Event tipped to push details

The next Pokemon GO event update will come at or around Memorial Day - be it official or unofficial. When considering your plans for the Pokemon GO Memorial Day Event, it's important to keep in mind that Niantic's plans change all the time. Whether the general public knows it or not, there's a lot of quick moves going on behind the scenes, and bits and pieces of the game are prone to changing with very little notice.

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Nintendo takes Switch and 3DS on the road this summer

Nintendo takes Switch and 3DS on the road this summer

If you still need to be sold on the Nintendo Switch, then you might like to know that Nintendo will be taking it on tour this summer. On June 9, Nintendo will kick off its Summer of Play tour, taking the Switch and the 3DS to a number of different cities around the US and giving players the chance to get some hands-on time with them. The roster of games that will be on display is packed with a bunch of hits for both consoles, including Zelda, Mario Kart, and Pokemon.

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Gym Pokemon GO update tipped with a Fighting Type event

Gym Pokemon GO update tipped with a Fighting Type event

In addition to news of Custom Pokestops popping up for users around the Pokemon GO universe, word of a new Fighting Type event has surfaced. The first bit of information comes from Niantic right up out in the open. According to the Niantic Help Twitter account, there can be little doubt that a submission system for Pokestops is in the mix for the near future. We promise not to try to make the rock pile behind our house a Pokestop - fingers crossed!

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