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Pokemon Legends Arceus may outshine Pokemon GO thanks to this one detail

Pokemon Legends Arceus may outshine Pokemon GO thanks to this one detail

In the first gameplay trailer for the next-generation Pokemon game Pokemon Legends Arceus, we saw the future. The promise of the Pokemon game we've been dreaming of for a decade. EDIT: The game we've been dreaming of since it was made clear that Pokemon GO couldn't actually deliver a very similar dream until at least 5G was solidified across the planet.

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Monster Hunter Rise release date countdown splits in two: Switch and PC

Monster Hunter Rise release date countdown splits in two: Switch and PC

The PC version of Monster Hunter Rise won't be released in the year 2021. If you were looking forward to buying the game and playing the game on your Nintendo Switch in the year 2021, feeling all exclusive about the situation, you can still do just that. You'll have a little under a year of the game all to yourself, on Nintendo Switch, before the game is released for PC users. We're expecting it'll take a year or more before it'll be released on the PC.

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Xbox Live outage in the cloud: It’s not just you

Xbox Live outage in the cloud: It’s not just you

This afternoon Xbox services had a few outages and/or issues. This included what Microsoft marked as a "Major Outage" for items like "Account & Profile", "Store & Subscriptions", Multiplayer gaming, and Cloud gaming. Together those basically make up the biggest bits of the online space for Xbox players of multiplayer games - chances are you felt the impact of this set of issues.

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Hitman 3 February content update is a calendar of bloody delights

Hitman 3 February content update is a calendar of bloody delights

Today IO Interactive delivered the first content update for Hitman 3 for the month of February, 2021. This update includes new pieces of content for the game throughout the month, including new encounters and targets, contracts and goodies. This month's events begin today, February 4, 2021, with The Baskerville Barney Escalation.

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A new Nintendo multiplayer server system, at last

A new Nintendo multiplayer server system, at last

This week Nintendo added a new multiplayer server system to their game universe. This is the first time Nintendo's had a new server in the past decade (or so). If you've played a multiplayer game on a Nintendo gaming console or portable gaming device in the past decade, you've likely used "NEX." Soon, Nintendo's games aplenty will be using NPLN.

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Google axes Stadia’s in-house dev studio – here’s what that means for gaming

Google axes Stadia’s in-house dev studio – here’s what that means for gaming

Google made a big announcement today about the future of Google Stadia, their game streaming service. Back when they first started going public with Stadia, they intended to make some exclusive content and games that'd be significant selling points for the Google Stadia service. Today they announced that they're not going to do that anymore.

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Another Monster Hunter Nintendo Switch – this one’s tricked out in black, gray, and gold

Another Monster Hunter Nintendo Switch – this one’s tricked out in black, gray, and gold

Today we're taking a peek at the newest Nintendo Switch with Monster Hunter special edition fittings. This is not the first time this console was released as a special edition for the Monster Hunter game series. The first version was released with special decorations for the game Monster Hunter XX, the first Monster Hunter game on Nintendo Switch. This new version was made for Monster Hunter Rise!

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Konami dissolving all three production divisions [UPDATE: but they’ve still got games!]

Konami dissolving all three production divisions [UPDATE: but they’ve still got games!]

Gaming company Konami announced that as of February 1, 2021, they'll be formally dissolving all three of their production divisions. After each division is dissolved, they'll be restructured. In the restructuring of their company, a whole BUNCH of major players in the company will be reassigned and instated to new positions. It's unlikely we'll see the company pushing any major title games in the very near future.*

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Blastoise just beat Charizard as the most valuable Pokemon Card ever made

Blastoise just beat Charizard as the most valuable Pokemon Card ever made

We've seen an 1st Edition Gem Mint Charizard Pokemon Card sell for over two hundred thousand dollars. That's a card that was sold to the public, available in packs of cards you could purchase at your local sports card and Magic: The Gathering card game shop. It wasn't easy to get, but it was realistically attainable (if you had the cash back then). A 1st Edition Charizard has traditionally been the most sought-after card in the entire series. As of January of 2021, a different card supplanted the dragon.

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LEGO Super Mario Master Your Adventure Maker Set makes bricks feel new again

LEGO Super Mario Master Your Adventure Maker Set makes bricks feel new again

There've been more different sorts of LEGO sets over the past several decades than I'm sure LEGO would like to admit. Lots of great success has been had, but not every concept is a winner. The latest is LEGO Super Mario - and it's a winner. In the LEGO Super Mario Master Your Adventure set revealed this week, the winning combination of elements is made plain.

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Mario Kart on Nintendo Switch played with DIY exercise bike

Mario Kart on Nintendo Switch played with DIY exercise bike

This week the modder known as Mechachoi delivered a robotic masterpiece, connecting Mario Kart on Nintendo Switch to an exercise bike. He worked with a variety of off-the-shelf parts and made the whole experience just as wireless as the original, pushing the exercise bike to act as the controller without ripping the original controller apart whatsoever. This is the sort of modding Nintendo must love.

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Pokemon KIBO Pikachu – how to claim this cute monster

Pokemon KIBO Pikachu – how to claim this cute monster

Here at the tail end of the year 2020, Nintendo aimed to celebrate a KIBO stream from the International Space Station. In the mix on this particular event celebration was a new Pikachu delivered via Mystery Gift in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. If you have either one of these games, this unique, rare, limited edition - whatever you want to call it - Pikachu is yours to claim.

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