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Pokemon GO lawsuit settlement will tackle game’s trespassing problem

Pokemon GO lawsuit settlement will tackle game’s trespassing problem

Though it was a hit with fans, popular mobile game Pokemon GO spurred complaints far and wide from businesses and homeowners plagued by players seeking Pokemon only they could see. The nuisance was extreme in some cases, prompting multiple lawsuits eventually consolidated into a class action suit against Niantic, the company behind Pokemon GO. At the heart of the matter is an important question: what is considered trespassing when it comes to augmented reality?

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Pokemon GO Snapshot brings Pokemon Snap into the real world

Pokemon GO Snapshot brings Pokemon Snap into the real world

Last year, Niantic rolled out a Pokemon GO feature it called AR+, which enhances the in-game augmented reality effect when you've got it turned on. After that feature launched, a lot of people starting sharing screenshots of their Pokemon encounters, which in turn led to the development of another new feature that Niantic is announcing today. Dubbed Pokemon GO Snapshot, this new functionality should make it easier to take good looking pictures of your Pokemon with the real world as a backdrop.

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Nintendo Switch sales top 32M, Smash Ultimate sells 12M in one month

Nintendo Switch sales top 32M, Smash Ultimate sells 12M in one month

Nintendo today delivered financial results for the nine months ending December 31, 2018, and in those results we received an update on how the Switch is selling. Nintendo sold 14.49 million Switch consoles during the nine-month period, which represents a 19.5% increase year-over-year. A 20% increase over the same period a year ago is nothing to stick your nose up at, but the Switch is still selling a little slower than Nintendo was anticipating.

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I’d say I like this Detective Pikachu hat ironically, but I’d be lying

I’d say I like this Detective Pikachu hat ironically, but I’d be lying

Detective Pikachu is on the horizon, and while we're still trying to figure out just what makes Ryan Reynolds the perfect fit for the voice of Pikachu, The Pokemon Company has gone along and announced a bunch of merchandise for the movie. Of course, with any movie aimed primarily at children, toy sales are going to be a major focus for studios, and The Pokemon Company is definitely no exception to that age-old rule.

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Pokemon Let’s Go is a great appetizer for what comes next

Pokemon Let’s Go is a great appetizer for what comes next

I don’t think I’m alone in saying that Pokemon Let’s Go isn’t quite what I was expecting - or even hoping for - out of the series’ home console debut. We Pokemon fans have been waiting more than 20 years for the mainline Pokemon series to come to consoles, but Pokemon Let’s Go only gets part way there. It gets closer than other any of the console spin-offs have, but it isn’t quite the Pokemon that many of us have been looking forward to since the day the Switch was first announced.

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Pokemon GO trainer battles detailed with release date range

Pokemon GO trainer battles detailed with release date range

After teasing trainer battles for Pokemon GO last week, Niantic has now detailed how the feature will work. Trainer battles, of course, are an integral part of the mainline Pokemon games, and they've been noticeably absent from Pokemon GO ever since the game launched back in 2016. Though they're finally coming to Pokemon GO, they're going to be a bit different from what seasoned Pokemon veterans are used to when they arrive.

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Pokemon GO is finally adding trainer battles

Pokemon GO is finally adding trainer battles

Though Pokemon GO seemingly took over the world when it released, it launched missing a few core features from the Pokemon series. One of them, trading, was added to the game earlier this year, and Niantic is signaling the arrival of another major feature: trainer battles. To that, we simply say it's about time.

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Twitch’s next Pokemon marathon starts on Thanksgiving

Twitch’s next Pokemon marathon starts on Thanksgiving

Twitch is gearing up to launch yet another Pokemon streaming marathon, this one scheduled to run over Thanksgiving. This isn't the first time Twitch has streamed a single show for a long period of time -- it has previously done this with Pokemon in the past, as well as other shows including Bob Ross's painting series.

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Eevee Tamagotchi puts Pokemon in your pocket

Eevee Tamagotchi puts Pokemon in your pocket

If you woke up today to the realization that you really miss the '90s, then here's a bit of good news: Pokemon and Tamagotchi are teaming up. This partnership will see the release of a special Tamagotchi featuring Eevee, a Pokemon that's currently getting a lot of love for its role as a title character in Pokemon Let's Go. Recent rumors claimed that such a collaboration was on the way, and now it seems those reports have been confirmed.

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Pokemon Let’s Go trailer prepares for a return to Kanto

Pokemon Let’s Go trailer prepares for a return to Kanto

Today is a big day for Pokemon fans, as Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let's Go Eevee are launching on Nintendo Switch. Pokemon Let's Go are interesting entries in the Pokemon series, with the pair of games seemingly drawing from both the core Pokemon games and Pokemon GO. Because of that, some Pokemon players may not know what to expect out of these games.

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Nintendo Switch weekly eShop update: Pokemon and global conflict

Nintendo Switch weekly eShop update: Pokemon and global conflict

This past week has been fairly silent in terms of new releases on the Switch eShop, but that all changes starting tomorrow. There are three big games hitting the Switch over the course of the next week, making this one of the biggest release weeks we've seen for the console so far. It all starts, of course, with a pair of new Pokemon games.

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Pokemon Detective Pikachu live action movie trailer: Deadpool meets Harry Potter

Pokemon Detective Pikachu live action movie trailer: Deadpool meets Harry Potter

The first Pokemon Detective Pikachu trailer today revealed the only better choice for Pikachu's voice than Danny DeVito. It's Ryan Reynolds, also known as Deadpool. Sure, Reynolds was in movies before Deadpool, but never before did he so embody a role as that - that'll almost certainly be his magnum opus. But as a voice actor, Reynolds might've found something even better.

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