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Pokemon Unite now on iOS and Android: How to claim freebies and unlock Zeraora

Pokemon Unite now on iOS and Android: How to claim freebies and unlock Zeraora

As promised, today Pokemon Unite finally made its way to iOS and Android devices. While Tencent's Pokemon-themed MOBA game launched on Switch over the summer, the mobile version of the game lagged behind by a few months. Today that all changed, and Pokemon Unite is bringing some freebies along with it for this mobile launch - freebies that anyone can claim, whether they're new or they've been playing on Switch since day one.

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New Pokemon Unite update arrives this week, but don’t get too excited

New Pokemon Unite update arrives this week, but don’t get too excited

There's a new update for Pokemon Unite inbound, and while it does make some changes to the game, it won't be as substantial as some players were hoping for. Indeed, it seems like a quiet week for Pokemon Unite, as only one Pokemon is being changed with this update: Blissey. So, while Blissey mains may be happy with the content of this update, other players may certainly find it lacking.

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China cracks down on video games with strict playtime limits for kids

China cracks down on video games with strict playtime limits for kids

China has announced a new set of rules to restrict the amount of time minors spend playing video games each week. The new rules restrict children under 18 from playing video games for more than three hours a week. Those rules define three separate hour-long windows during which minors can play, with the Chinese government saying that the restrictions are necessary to curb gaming addiction.

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Pokemon Unite’s next character may not be who you were expecting

Pokemon Unite’s next character may not be who you were expecting

Pokemon Unite is about to get its second post-launch Pokemon. Following the release of Gardevoir on July 28th, The Pokemon Company and Tencent announced today that the next character will be joining the roster later this week. Unfortunately, this new Pokemon probably is not the one that most Pokemon Unite players were hoping for.

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Pokemon Unite review: Big fun, big concerns

Pokemon Unite review: Big fun, big concerns

If you thought that Pokemon Unite would be a lackluster attempt at a Pokemon-themed MOBA, you definitely aren't alone. Pre-release trailers didn’t do the game any favors, but now that it's here, the people who gave it a chance are finding that it's actually a lot of fun to play. Not only that, but Pokemon Unite could potentially serve as a good introduction for MOBA newcomers, turning an entirely new generation of people onto a genre that often feels like it's winding down.

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Pokemon Unite balance patch incoming this week: All the big changes

Pokemon Unite balance patch incoming this week: All the big changes

Pokemon Unite has been out for a little while, and now that the meta has become more defined, it looks like it's time for the game's first balance patch. Tencent and The Pokemon Company have actually published the patch notes for this update well ahead of its arrival - while the update won't be landing until tomorrow, we've got a list of all the changes right now.

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How to claim Zeraora in Pokemon Unite

How to claim Zeraora in Pokemon Unite

Pokemon Unite landed on Nintendo Switch this week, allowing players to go head-to-head in 5v5 battles similar to those found in MOBAs like League of Legends or Dota 2. While Pokemon Unite is a good amount more casual than either of those games, picking the right Pokemon for the job is still an important thing to consider. You'll need to purchase Pokemon with various forms of in-game currency before you can use them in battle, but Pokemon Unite does start you off with some freebies. Until August 31st, one of those freebies is the mythical Pokemon Zeraora.

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Tencent taps facial recognition to stop kids in China from gaming past curfew

Tencent taps facial recognition to stop kids in China from gaming past curfew

Tencent has announced that it is now using facial recognition to enforce China's gaming curfew for minors, one that forces them to play games only during allotted hours during the day and to turn off their games by 10 PM. The law, which has proven controversial within China and beyond, doesn't apply to adults.

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PUBG Mobile 1.5 update adds Tesla Gigafactory and Model Y

PUBG Mobile 1.5 update adds Tesla Gigafactory and Model Y

Tencent Games has pushed out update version 1.5 for its hit mobile game PUBG Mobile, giving players a variety of new content, not the least of which is a bigger Tesla collaboration. Under this partnership, PUBG Mobile is now home to a Tesla Gigafactory where players can not only explore the virtual version of the facility but also produce their own Model Y vehicle.

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nubia Red Magic 6 Tencent edition flaunts super-fast screen

nubia Red Magic 6 Tencent edition flaunts super-fast screen

It seems that the parade of phones toting Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 888 has begun. In addition to the likes of Xiaomi, Vivo, and, soon, OPPO, ZTE's former subsidiary nubia is also joining the fray with a device that's built for a very specific use case. Trying to push the boundaries of hardware, the nubia Red Magic 6 brings the first gaming-oriented smartphone of the year and it has brought in Chinese gaming giant Tencent to further cement its place in that market.

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Trump bans transactions with Alipay, WeChat Pay, WPS Office

Trump bans transactions with Alipay, WeChat Pay, WPS Office

The US political landscape is again under a tense atmosphere as people count down the days before a critical change in government. Before that happens, however, the current administration under President Donald Trump seems to be making haste to implement orders and make new rules that have been in the making for months. The latest in that list is an executive order that finally does what Trump has long threatened to do and ban transactions with certain Chinese apps, including those used for money transfers like WeChat Pay.

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Think you could be a Pokemon Consultant? Here’s what the job takes

Think you could be a Pokemon Consultant? Here’s what the job takes

There are no doubt many of us out there that know a lot about Pokemon. The franchise has been around for nearly 25 years about this point, so there are definitely some fans out there with an encyclopedic knowledge of the series. Do you know enough about Pokemon to land a job as a Pokemon Consultant? Chinese mega-corporation Tencent is looking for one, and the requirements for the job are surprisingly steep.

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