Gaming | Gaming

Nintendo 3DS had its best January sales since 2013 | GamesBeat

The Nintendo 3DS handheld console just had its best January since 2013 in terms of consoles sold, according to the NPD Group. For hardware dollar sales, it was the portable’s best January since 2014.

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How a love for Minecraft can blossom into a love for reading | VentureBeat

Millions of kids around the world play Minecraft, and it didn’t take long for adults to notice something: It has educational value. With Microsoft’s MinecraftEdu leading the way, more schools are using Minecraft in classrooms, having their kids experi

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Grand Theft Auto V is still Take-Two's biggest hit with 90 million copies sold | VentureBeat

One of the biggest games of the decade has hit another milestone. Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V has sped past 90 million copies sold-in to retailers and sold-through digitally worldwide. The 2013 open-world crime game has had “unparalleled longevity,�

Gaming | Video Games

PS4 Vs PS4 Slim Vs PS4 Pro: What Are The Differences And Which PlayStation 4 Should You Buy? - GameSpot

We break down the specs, features, and price of the PS4, PS4 Slim, and PS4 Pro and let you know which PlayStation 4 is right for you.

Gaming | Gaming

One of the most mysterious games ever made has suddenly returned from the void

I have never beaten Yume Nikki, but that was also sort of the point. I half-suspected that upon completion a candy-colored demon girl would reach out of my monitor and pull me into it. It’s a game about dreams that plays like one, with inscrutable puzzl

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Here Are Pokémon GO's 20 New Water/Ice Gen 3 Pokémon You Can Catch Right Now

Pokémon GO has released another batch of Gen 3 Pokémon into the wild. Here's who they are and how to catch them.

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The best games of 2017

It had just turned April when we declared that 2017 was a great year for video games. The post-holiday quarter is usually fairly quiet for new releases, but in...

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Pokémon GO's Gen 3 Update Arrives With A Lot More Than Just New Pokémon

Pokemon GO's Gen 3 launch is here, but there's a lot more to this update than just 50 new Pokemon to catch.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Introducing Weather and 50 Pokémon from the Hoenn Region in Pokémon GO!

Starting later this week, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, and several more Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region

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Here's the final numbers on Xbox One X titles as console launches | GamesBeat

Microsoft launched its Xbox One X console around the world on Tuesday morning, billing the video game machine as the world’s most powerful console.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Pokémon GO 0.79.2 data mine: Gen III is coming for Halloween!!! | Pokemon GO Hub

Trainers, it’s happening – we now have almost all of the required Generation III files in the APK! We’ve done a quick data mine and our suspicions were confirmed: Gen III Pokémon audio clips are now in the APK, but more importantly̷

Gaming | Pokemon Go

It's Unclear What Pokémon GO's Exclusive Mewtwo Raids Are Actually Adding To The Game

Pokémon GO continues its beta test of exclusive raid passes, and now they’re coming to more countries and non-sponsored PokeStops. But what are they adding to the game, really?

Gaming | Gaming

Atari’s new game console sounds so completely pointless it’s hard to believe it’s real – BGR

Atari doesn't make game consoles anymore. The last time the company produced gaming hardware was in 1993 with the Atari Jaguar — or 1995's Jaguar CD add-on, if you want to be incredibly technical — but for some reason a new Atari system is on the way.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Stardust investments: a guide to spending the game’s most valuable resource

Trainers farm many things in Pokémon Go: pocket monsters, candy, evolution items, balls, revives, potions, experience. Of all the things that trainers try to acquire, Stardust may be the most valuable of all.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Here's Everything That Can Hatch From Pokémon GO's Special Equinox Event Eggs

Niantic previewed a few Pokémon that would be popping up in the special Pokemon GO Equinox Event eggs, but the community has banded together to grab data from all corners of the globe to try and get something close to a full roster of what’s in these e

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Celebrate the Equinox! - Pokémon GO

With cool autumn nights quickly approaching in the Northern Hemisphere and sunny spring days arriving in the Southern Hemisphere, we thought it would be the perfect time to celebrate the coming equinox with an in-game event. New seasons mean new adventures!

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Can Niantic Take Back Its Biggest Mistake With Pokémon GO's Legendaries?

Pokemon GO has made a serious mistake with Legendary Pokemon from the start, but it may be too late to fix it now.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Introducing You To the Next Generation Of Monsters Coming To Pokémon Go

The third generation of Pokémon might be coming to Pokémon Go soon. Come meet your new friends.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Pokémon GO gets three new Legendary Pokémon that’ll move around the world each month | TechCrunch

Back in July, Niantic introduced a new concept to Pokémon GO: Legendaries. Meant to be some of the hardest to catch, Legendary Pokémon are ultra-strong,..

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

The Only Point of This Video Game Is to Pet Dogs at a Party | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Pokémon Go Gym rework - Motivation, Gym Battles, Defender Bonus and how Gyms work in the new Gym update • Eurogamer.n

Pokémon Go Gyms are towering, spinning monuments found out in the wild, which can be captured from other Teams with gym battles, and defended by adding your…

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Pokémon GO's Latest Patch Reveals Hidden Data For 135 Gen 3 Pokémon

It’s time to start laying the groundwork for the next generation of Pokémon to make their way into GO, Generation 3, which has just arrived behind the scenes in Pokemon GO.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Mewtwo Coming to Exclusive Raid Battles Soon! - Pokémon GO

In the coming weeks, you, too, will have the opportunity to battle and catch Mewtwo with the new Exclusive Raid Battle feature.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Mewtwo released as a Pokemon GO Stadium Raid boss! | Pokemon GO Hub

Trainers, as we’re writing this article, an epic battle is taking place in Yokohama, at the Pokemon GO Stadium event. Mewtwo has been released as an exclusive Raid Boss for Stadium attendees, with a Boss Max CP of 49430. This release follows a stat

Gaming | Pokemon Go

It's Time For 'Pokémon GO' To Free Region-Locked Pokémon Permanently

What’s starting to grind my gears is what Niantic is doing with localized Pokémon GO events, official sponsored events in the US, Europe and Asia mainly that are giving out specific spawn rewards for simply existing and playing in the area.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Pokémon Go Legendary Pokémon - How to catch Lugia, Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres

Pokémon Go Legendary Pokémon have been hotly anticipated for some time, and are finally here. Fans of the classic games will remember them fondly - fro…

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go's Next Legendary Pokemon Zapdos, Moltres Will Be Available for Limited Time - IGN

Niantic details when players can expect the next two Legendary Pokemon to catch, as well as what caused some of Pokemon Go Fest's technical problems.

Gaming | Gaming

I played Nintendo Switch with a stranger on a plane

I never thought it could happen to me, but it did ... I somehow ended up in a Nintendo commercial in real life. On my flight home from E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo game event in Los Angeles), I ended up talking with the person sitting next to me

Gaming | Pokemon Go

What’s changing in Pokémon GO?

Note: The features discussed in this article are gradually being rolled out and might not be available just yet. Some big changes are...

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There's a huge PlayStation 4 game sale going on right now — here's all the best stuff

Interested in grabbing some great PlayStation 4 games with massive discounts? Now's your chance!

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Make Time for a Pokémon GO Adventure | Pokemon.com

Pokémon GO rocks with extra Rock-type Pokémon during a week of adventuring fun.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Latest Pokemon GO update helps Unown catch process [and how!]

Before today, catching Unown in Pokemon GO was one of the most impossible tasks in the game - not least of all because of the scale of the breed. This Pokemon

Gaming | Video Games

New Nintendo 2DS XL hands-on: this is the 3DS that always should have been

The New Nintendo 2DS XL came as a surprise to the tech world. In the lead-up to the release of the Switch, Nintendo said its new portable hardware and its old handhelds would coexist. But as the...

Gaming | Gaming

Gran Turismo's Plan to Turn Even More Gamers into Real-Life Racers

The team behind the upcoming Gran Turismo Sport wants to take what the Nissan GT Academy started and go even bigger.

Gaming | Video Games

NES Classic Edition has been discontinued

Last shipments hit stores this month

Gaming | Video Games

After 30 years Nintendo finally fixed a typo in The Legend of Zelda

For nearly three whole decades grammar purists playing the English-language version of Nintendo's seminal NES adventure The Legend of Zelda have been bugged by a glaring typo in the largely text-free game. In the latest version of the acclaimed classic h

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Shiny Pokemon GO: all the details

As of mid-day yesterday, Shiny Pokemon GO monster are live - they're out there, released, in the wild! Today we're getting down to brass tacks on all the

Gaming | Video Games

‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ is a masterpiece: EW review

Since its debut on the NES, The Legend of Zelda has defined (and then redefined) action-adventure games for more than 30 years. Each Nintendo console has gotten its own magical installment, and the series has continually evolved and innovated, producing

Gaming | Pokemon Go

'Pokémon Go' Nest Migration? Niantic CEO Hanke hints at regional migration in the future

Could we be seeing a global nest migration for region specific Pokémon in 'Pokémon Go' soon?

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Next Major Pokemon GO Update Will Be A Complete Gym Overhaul

According to Niantic CEO John Hanke, the next major Pokemon GO update will be a complete gym overhaul with a huge focus on teamwork!

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Niantic announces three major updates coming to Pokemon Go in 2017

Earlier this month, Niantic CEO John Hanke confirmed to Waypoint in an interview that trading and a player vs. player battle system would be coming to Pokemon Go "soon," but didn't provide any specific release dates.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go egg chart: Every Pokemon you can hatch from Generation 2

Can't find that one Johto-region Pokemon you've been looking for in Pokemon Go running around in the wild? Maybe you can hatch it instead. As soon as the update rolled, Pokemon Go Hub began asking its visitors to submit their findings for Generation 2 e

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Pikachu Parties in Pokémon GO! | Pokemon.com

Keep your eye out for a special Pikachu wearing a party hat to celebrate Pokémon Day!

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Pokemon GO: How to Use (And Find!) Evolution Stones

On iOS & Android: Old favorites get new evolution methods in the Gen 2 update for Pokemon GO. Learn all about evolution items and how they work here.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go Generation 2: List of Rare, Legendary, Regional

Now that there are more than 80 new Pokemon, which should you catch first? Here is a list of rare, regional, and legendary Pokemon from Generation II.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

How To Easily Evolve Eevee Into Umbreon Or Espeon In Pokémon Go

A naming trick will help you turn your eevee into one of its generation two incarnations.

Gaming | Video Games

Hackers tweak NES Classic Edition to play games from other consoles

Hackers have been able to modify the NES Classic Edition to run RetroArch, giving the system the ability to run games originally released for the Game Boy, Sega Genesis, and Super Nintendo.

Gaming | Video Games

You need to try these 5 free iPhone games that just launched on the App Store this week

One of our most popular features over the past couple of years has been our paid apps gone free posts , in which we find a bunch of apps that normally cost money, but are temporarily on sale for free. Today, we're introducing a new feature where we round

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Here are the Pokémon you should stockpile in 'Pokémon Go' before the 80 new ones are released into the wild

You'll want to save candies for certain Pokémon that are currently in the game, like Eevee and Seadra, that can evolve into unreleased second-gen creatures.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Our World Is Expanding—Over 80 More Pokémon and New Features Are Coming! - Pokémon GO

Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, and many more Pokémon are nearly here! Starting later this week, you’ll have the opportunity to catch more than 80 Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games. We’ve also implemented some new features to enhance your Pokémon GO experience.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Pokémon GO's Egg Hatching Got A Stealth Buff With The Valentine's Event

While Niantic will put something as small as “minor text fixes” in a Pokémon GO patch notes update, sometimes they can totally change something fundamental about the game and not say a word. That's exactly what's happened with a new change to egg hat

Gaming | Gaming

Call of Duty will "return to its roots" after Infinite Warfare sales disappoint • Eurogamer.net

Don't expect another space-set Call of Duty for a long time - Activision has at last admitted what was clear all along - fans did not like last year's Call…

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Here Are All The Pink Pokémon You May Catch In Pokémon GO's Valentine's Event

Just a few hours ago, Niantic announced its Pokémon GO Valentine’s Day event which has just gone live as of 11 AM PST. Now, players are scrambling to figure out what exactly is going on, and what they’re about to be able to capture. Here's a comprehe

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Performance enhancers: Madden NFL 18 will run on Battlefield's Frostbite graphics engine | GamesBeat | Games | by Jeff G

Electronic Arts has some of the best visual engineers in the gaming industry, and the publisher is now bringing that graphical firepower to its football sim.

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Every Game Release Date in 2017 - GameSpot

Here's a game release date schedule of all the upcoming PS4, Xbox One, and PC games coming in 2017 so far.

Gaming | Video Games

This sneaky 'Super Mario World' hack has been in hiding for 26 years

A 'Super Mario World' gamer has shared what appears to be a clever hack online.

Gaming | Gaming

The Game Boy Returns, With a Twist

The classic handheld device is back—but it's not a Nintendo product.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Can You Still Hatch Baby Pokemons' Evolved Forms or Region-Specific Pokemon?| The Silph Road

The introduction of baby Pokemon species has caused many travelers to wonder whether the evolved form of Pichu, Magby, Elekid, Igglybuff, and Smoochum are hatchable. The Silph Research group has a definitive answer! Plus, a surprising finding about region

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Pokémon GO - The holiday season has arrived! Celebrate it with us!

As the year draws to a close, we want to give you a great way to celebrate the end of the year with Pokémon GO. For the next couple of weeks, you’ll have even more reason to explore the world with your friends and family while you enjoy our year-end event.

Gaming | Video Games

Your biggest Super Mario Run questions, answered

Have you ever played a Mario game and wished there weren't so many buttons to press? Good news! Super Mario Run is upon us, and it's going to take over the world for a little while.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Look for these eggs to get new Pokémon in Pokémon Go

All the kilometers you need to walk for Pichu, Magby and more

Entertainment | Entertain Me

Nintendo’s next assault on nostalgia is a mini-NES with 30 built-in games

Believe it or not, you can still play video games without going outside and risking getting mugged or finding a corpse. Even though it helped usher in our new, terrifying age of active gaming, Nintendo’s next big nostalgia play is bringing games back to

Gaming | Gaming

8 best games of 2016 (so far)

It's the halfway point of 2016, a perfect time to take stock of the best entertainment offerings of the half-year. Check out our picks for the best games of the year below — and since "The top 16 of 2016" is exactly 50% premature, we chose the Top 8.

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Our 15 Most Anticipated Video Games This Summer | TIME

From No Man's Sky to Destiny, here's a look at the video games we're most looking forward to playing this summer.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Growing up in arcades: 1979-1989

  Goddamn, do these photos bring back memories! I mean, this is exactly what it looked like in the ‘70s and ‘80s hanging out at arcades. I never really played the games back then as I wasn’t very good at them, but I did hang out wit

Science & Technology | Apps I Like

New app turns the entire world into a giant game of laser tag

With a free app and a small attachment, you can turn your smartphone into a first-person laser tag game with a massive multiplayer mode.

Gaming | Gaming

The 50 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2016 | TIME

Have a look at some of the biggest games for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS due this year.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Videogames for Seniors Boost Brainpower

Playing videogames can improve seniors’ abilities to multitask, and boost concentration and working memory, too

Gaming | Gaming

10 Super Mario fan theories that will make your mustache curl

Video game fans have come up with some pretty detailed conspiracy theories about Super Mario over the years.

Science & Technology | Technology

Rovio's 'Angry Birds 2' to launch on Apple's iOS July 30

Finnish developer Rovio will launch its first official sequel to the ultra-popular "Angry Birds" game on July 30, debuting on mobile platforms including Apple's iOS.

Gaming | Gaming

Star Wars: Battlefront Won't "Feel Like or Play Like" Battlefield, Producer Says

It's never been DICE's intention to make its new Star Wars game play or feel like Battlefield, producer explains.

Family & Parenting | Parenting

Overcoming video game addiction in children | iMore

Video games are great. I love them. I podcast about them. But when it comes to my children, my husband and I have a strict system to help them maintain balance and learn moderation. How your child or children react to playing video games can vary. It's an

Gaming | Gaming

11 Fascinating Facts About Space Invaders

Space Invaders was a flop on its release, and in its early version, had you shooting at planes and people instead...

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​How the First Video Game Cartridges Came Into Existence

They're pretty much a distant memory now—except for tinier descendants like 3DS and Vita games—but it used to be that cartridges were the only way to get video games playing onto a TV. The exact origins of the cartridge have been tough to trace, but a

Gaming | Gaming

Check out this kid's Super Mario Bros. 4 pitch, and read Nintendo's amazing reaction

In early 1990, an 11 year old Jason Venter sent Nintendo a design document proposing a new entry in the Super Mario Bros. franchise. Twenty-five years later he dug it out for us, along with the reply...

Gaming | Gaming

The Top Video Games Of 2015

It’s very difficult to pick a top 10 list for upcoming video games. 2015 is filled with interesting and exciting titles, from PC and new-gen exclusives, to cross-platform entries, and from sequels to brand-new IPs.

Gaming | Gaming

2014 in review: The year's must-play handheld games | Polygon

At age 25, I'm starting to feel a little old.

It's not because I'm already a couple years into my career with college memories fading fast, or that weddings and baby showers are events I frequently attend. It has nothing to do with the fact that I now consider myself a master of cooking sort-of-alright things that are sometimes OK to eat. No, it's because I can barely get hooked on console games these days

Gaming | Gaming

A young boy plays through video game history - Boing Boing

At The Message, BB pal Andy Baio wrote a fantastic piece about the experiment he is running with his ten-year-old son: What happens when a 21st-century kid plays through video game history in chronological order?

Gaming | Gaming

Classic Star Wars X-Wing and TIE Fighter games are getting digital rereleases | Polygon

Star Wars: X-Wing and its sequel, Star Wars: TIE Fighter, will get special edition digital releases through GOG.com, according to announcements uncovered by members of the GOG forums. This is the...

Gaming | Gaming

Inside the life of a pro gamer | The Verge

Getting paid to play video games sounds like the cushiest job in the world. Stumble out of bed, fill a bowl of cereal, boot up Steam, and go hunting for thrills and spills. Pants and personal...

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5 Reasons Video Games Are Actually Good for You - IGN

But video games are addictive, make kids fat and turn us all into trained killers, right?

Gaming | Gaming

Video game characters modeled after real people

See how closely actors resemble the characters they portray in video games like Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Metal Gear Solid V, and more.

Science & Technology | TECH

Atari U.S. files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The iconic video game company Atari U.S. has filed for bankruptcy. The move is aimed at breaking the American branch away from its unprofitable French parent.