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Gaming | Pokemon Go

Generation V release teased with Snivy silhouette | Pokemon GO Hub

They just can't help themselves, can they? Niantic has teased next week's release of Generation…

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Shiny Hunting Methods In Pokemon Go - Part 1 | Pokemon GO Hub

Table of Contents A fore-word on ContentA Look at Shiny Odds as a WholeShiny Hunting ScoreMy AimTable of ContentsWild Shiny Pokémon“Typical” Boosted Event SpawnsReal-Life Event-tied SpawnsField ResearchGo FestNest HuntingSummary Of Part 1 Trainers, W

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New in v0.153.0: Gen V, VS Seeker, Route Maker, Unova Stone, Buddy V2 System, Competitive Play and more | Pokemon GO Hub

The latest Pokemon GO update is now slowly rolling out on Samsung and Android App stores, but data miners have already taken a look under the hood. I must admit, this is one of the most exciting updates in recent Pokemon GO history

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Jirachi Special Research - Leek Duck | Pokémon GO News and Resources

These are all tasks and rewards for the 'A Thousand-Year Slumber' Special Research. Completing this quest will allow you to encounter and catch Jirachi

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Pokemon GO Gen 5 Meta (Early Look, Part 1): Non-Legendary Pokemon With Meta Potential | Pokemon GO Hub

Pokemon GO’s Generation V could be right around the corner, depending on which rumor mill you subscribe to. We’re careful not to start the hype train, but with the latest leaks and rumors hinting that Generation 5 could be a mere month away, we were excited to take an early look at Unova region’s Pokemon line up. Which Gen 5 Pokemon will be worth the dust, candies and grinding? Which will be viable and which are Rattata equivalents? So many questions!

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PkmnMasterHolly - YouTube

Hi I'm Holly! Join me on my quest to unite the Pokemon Go Community! Let's go on a Pokemon hunting & raiding adventure! Be sure to check out my Instagram pag...

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Team Rocket Invasions: Everything You Need to Know | Pokemon GO Hub

Team Rocket Invasions are upon us and in order to help fellow trainers, we collated all of the information report by our Discord members into one massive guide. Here’s everything you need to know about Pokemon GO’s new Team Rocket Invasion system. You

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Appraisal Rework, New PvP UI, Charge Mini Game and Team Rocket in 0.149.0 update | Pokemon GO Hub

Trainers, the new Pokemon GO 0.149.0 update is slowly rolling out on Android (iOS to follow soon after) and it’s one of the biggest surprises the Pokemon GO team has done to date. The update brings a vastly improved Appraisal process, a new UI for PvP bat

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Nintendo Switch Lite vs. Nintendo Switch: What Should You Buy? | Tom's Guide

Debating Nintendo Switch Lite vs Switch? We've got the details to help you decide.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Is Adding A Big New Gameplay Feature

According to developer Infinity Ward, one of the ways Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is evolving the Call of Duty experience on PS4, Xbox One, and PC is with big improvements to the animations and authenticity of its weapons, which in some cases, is leading

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Pokemon Sword & Shield Dev Releases Statement About National Dex Drama - GameSpot

Switch's upcoming Pokemon games won't support every old monster, and now producer Junichi Masuda has shared a message about the controversial decision.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Third Anniversary Event Guide | Pokemon GO Hub

Pokemon Go is celebrating its THIRD Anniversary and GO Hub has all of the event details, tips and tricks for you to get the best out of the celebration!

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Playing Pokémon Extensively In Childhood Actually Changes the Brain

By Emma Young. As well as being fascinating, the study has important practical implications.

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Pokemon Go Fest 2019 Pokemon List | Heavy.com

Here's the updated list of Pokemon at Pokemon Go Fest 2019 in Chicago.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield’s limited Pokedex is a huge deal to fans - Polygon

Game Freak, the developers of the upcoming Pokemon game for Nintendo Switch, says that all 800 plus Pokemon aren’t coming to the Gala region. Fans are upset because they’ve spent years ‘catching them all,’ and because Game Freak’s explanation doesn’t quit

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The Secret Reason Why Some Shiny Pokémon Look Bad | Pokemon GO Hub

Shiny Pokémon are coveted collector items both in Pokemon GO and in the core game series, however it can’t be denied that shiny sprites of some Pokémon look rather bad. From mismatched color schemes, to simply unpleasing color palettes, we’ve always

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New in Pokémon GO 0.145: Jirachi Encounter, Charm, Giga Impact, Dynamic Badges and More! | Pokemon GO Hub

Pokémon GO 0.145 has been released for Android. Data Miners have found code for Jirachi, new moves in Charm and Giga Impact, and much more!

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Pokémon Go Burmy forms and evolutions: how to get Wormadam and Mothim evolutions plus Plant, Sandy and Trash Cloak Burmy

How to get all three Burmy forms explained, plus how to get Burmy's evolutions Wormadam and Mothim.

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Total War: Three Kingdoms hands-on -- Combat is no longer an imperial pain | VentureBeat

Total War: Three Kingdoms' combat felt messy in initial previews, but tweaks during the games delay have it feeling like a Total War game should.

Gaming | Video Games

Nintendo Game Boy at 30: As fun as it ever was

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Game Boy's release in Japan. Three decades ago, the portable gaming landscape would change forever.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Armored Mewtwo redesign revealed in the new Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution trailer | Pokemon GO Hub

After months of rumors and speculation, we finally have a first glimpse at the fabled Armored Mewtwo! The new trailer for Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution highlights several nostalgic scenes from the upcoming remake, but most importantly, shows a first glim

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Pokémon GO and the April Fools’ joke that made billions | TechCrunch

It’s the morning of March 31st, 2014, and the Google Maps team is about to release its April Fools’ Day gag to the world. It wasn’t the first time this team had goofed around with an April Fools’ day joke. Google, as a whole, goes wild on April 1s

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Battlefield V's Firestorm battle royale mode launches March 25 | VentureBeat

Developers DICE and Criterion Games announced today that Battlefield V's battle royale mode, Firestorm, will come out on March 25.

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New 'Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order' Details Are Coming

Respawn is riding high right now on their incredible success of Apex Legends so far but they've still got one more amazing title on the horizon that will be perfect for Star Wars fans. Though we've known that their upcoming game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Ord

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Sea of Thieves players can invite three friends to play for free for a week | VentureBeat

Microsoft has announced a special promotion for Sea of Thieves that will allow its players to invite three friends to try the multiplayer pirate game.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Here Are All The New Evolutions And Wild Pokémon Available Now In 'Pokémon GO'

The end of January brings with it a bunch of new evolutions and wild Pokémon in 'Pokémon GO'. Here's everything showing up.

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The 15 Games We're Most Excited to Play in 2019 | WIRED

From fantastic IP-crossing adventures to all-new exosuit epics, our consoles and PCs have plenty to look forward to this year.

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Pokemon GO Exclusive Shinies: a guide to Pokemon GO's rare shinies | Pokemon GO Hub

Throughout the past few months, Niantic has slowly been releasing shiny Pokemon into Pokemon GO. Most shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO can be found at almost any time when you encounter them, but there is quite a few exceptions to this rule. These exclusive sh

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The 10 best video games of 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, Spider-Man, and so many others. Games were on everyone's minds in 2018. Which ones stood out among the rest?

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Pokemon GO Holidays 2018 event guide | Pokemon GO Hub

Winter Holidays 2018 is a special two week long event in Pokemon GO, lasting from December 18th to January 2nd 2018. Increased type spawns, a free Incubator every day and special baby Pokemon in 7KM eggs will be available through the entire event. Additio

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Pokemon Let's Go: Lure Mechanics | Pokemon GO Hub

Pokemon Let’s Go lures are a new item introduced in the Let’s Go series of games.  A lure, when activated, will “attract” wild Pokemon to your location. Lures can be bought in any PokeMart location in the game. Lures work similarly to Pokemon GO

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Nintendo confirms the N64 Classic Edition won’t be ready any time soon – BGR

Following the outsized success of the NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition, it's no surprise that Nintendo fans naturally assumed that a miniature Nintendo 64 must be in the works.

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Microsoft is said to be building an Xbox with no disc drive - CNET

The next Xbox you buy could cost as little as $200, but you'll lose the ability to play disc-based games.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

How To Find And Catch Nincada And Ninjask In 'Pokémon GO'

Nincada and Ninjask went live in 'Pokémon GO' alongside Shedinja as research rewards: here's how to find and catch them.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Yes, Violent Video Games Trigger Aggression, but Debate Lingers - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Pokemon GO Generation IV Guides and Pokemon | Pokemon GO Hub

Pokemon GO Generation IV release: tier list, best attackers, cross-generation evolutions, latest news and leaks, complete meta and feature guides, Pokedex.

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Niantic plans 'Pokémon Go' events in US national parks

In addition to being a fun and entertaining pastime in its own right, augmented reality games have also proven to be a decent way to make players more physicall...

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Watch this gamer beat 'Super Mario Bros.' in under five minutes and set a new world record in the process

The simple fun of Super Mario Bros. made it an instant classic when it hit the original Nintendo in 1985, but over the years, players dedicated to beating the game as fast as possible have turned it into a sweet science. Yesterday one gamer managed to set

Family & Parenting | Kids

Video Games You Can Feel Good About Your Kid Playing After School

Check out these great games that you can "yes" to after school—or anytime.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Weird new Pokémon with a nut for a head is a big mystery in 'Pokémon Go'

Something new is happening in Pokémon Go. A mysterious critter has appeared in the game, and it's something Pokémon fans have never seen before. It was first discovered when a programming-savvy fan found an image and a reference to "Pokémon 891" in the game's code.

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Mewtwo's Mass Release and the Meta | Pokemon GO GamePress

Pokemon GO Database, News, Strategy, and Community for the Pokemon GO Player.

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S2 Cells: A Foundation of Pokemon GO Design | Pokemon GO GamePress

Pokemon GO Database, News, Strategy, and Community for the Pokemon GO Player.

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People Are Already Hacking the Nintendo Switch Online NES Emulator | Digital Trends

Players have already managed to hack the NES emulator included with the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service, allowing them to load the system up with additional ROMs of classic games. Only 20 games are officially supported, though more will be add

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Final Fantasy VII, IX, X, X-2, and XII are coming to Switch in 2019 | VentureBeat

Nintendo announced that a slew of Final Fantasy games are coming to the Switch in 2019.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Silver Pinap Berry | Pokemon GO Hub

Silver Pinap Berry in Pokemon GO: stats, effects, how to unlock, where to get, when to use and Silver Pinap vs other Pokemon GO berries comparison chart

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Grab A Major PC Game For Free On Steam Right Now

For Honor: Starter Edition is free to keep right now on Steam.

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PlayStation 5 news and rumors: Everything you need to know

Recent rumors suggest the launch of the PlayStation 5 is closer than you might expect. Predictions range from 2018 to 2021, and some reports are already making definitive claims about the hardware.

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Eevee Community Day Guide 2018 | Pokemon GO Hub

Shiny Eevee Pokemon GO, Last Resort, Eevee 100% IV chart, search query, pro event tips, perfect Eevee CP 899, Eevee August Community Day 2018 event guide

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‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ bundle includes a GameCube controller

Nintendo has been dribbling out more info on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ahead of its release this December. Aside from new characters, the company announced --...

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Pokemon Go: August Community Day Takes Place This Weekend, Here Are All The Details

Pokemon Go's next Community Day is right around the corner; here's when it starts and what special move this month's featured Pokemon, Eevee, will be able to learn.

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Nintendo got it right again

I worked Circuit City when the PlayStation 2 launched. For weeks, we were sold out, and there was always a crowd around the blue demo unit in the gaming department. It’s easy to see why the PlayStation 2 was a hit looking back. It was powerful, inve

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Pokémon Go Lucky Pokémon - how to increase your chances of getting Lucky Pokémon • Eurogamer.net

Pokémon Go Lucky Pokémon is another type of Pokémon to look out for - joining Shinies and Forms such as Alolan Pokémon. While the aforementioned types…

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'Pokémon Go' cheaters now get three strikes before a ban

In a post today, Niantic provided details on its new three-strike discipline policy for Pokémon Go players. In most cases, players found to be cheating w...

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Here Are All The Secret Leaked Pokémon That Are Coming To 'Pokémon GO'

A huge number of secret Pokemon have been found in the files of Pokemon GO. You can check most of them out now, but when are they coming to the game itself?

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'Pokémon GO' Is More Popular Than It's Been At Any Point Since Launch In 2016

Well, I finally have a definitive answer to the question I often get asked about Pokémon GO, “People still play that game?" Yes, yes they do.

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Vintage video game collectors are paying up big time

For some gamers, the latest and greatest titles aren't worth waiting for. Instead, they're hunting through garage sales, flea markets, eBay and speciality stores for games that came out 20 years ago. And they're willing to pay top dollar.

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Oooh! PlayStation's Control is the newest game from Alan Wake studio | VentureBeat

Remedy and publisher 505 Games showed off Control at the PlayStation media briefing in Los Angeles today. As part of the event, which leads into the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Sony revealed a trailer that shows a woman working through a bizarre labyri

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Xbox One may work with Alexa and Google Assistant

You can already use Cortana if you want to command an Xbox One with your voice, but that's not very practical now that Kinect is no longer an option for the con...

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The Best Xbox One Games You're Not Playing

From off-kilter sports fun to genre-bending action experiences, here are the best Xbox One games you probably haven't played yet.

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Arcade fame turns to infamy as Billy Mitchell’s record-setting Donkey Kong score is invalidated | TechCrunch

The record-setting score that settled the Donkey Kong arcade rivalry, made famous by the documentary The King of Kong, has been invalidated by Twin Galaxies, the de facto arbiter of arcade world records. What's more, Billy Mitchell, the occasionally contr

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Quests - Field Research Guide | Pokemon GO Hub

Niantic’s recent announcement about the introduction of the new Research Feature (quests) in Pokémon GO (See our news coverage here) certainly made a huge impression on the Pokémon GO community! In light of this incredible announcement, we have creat

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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,�

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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.

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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

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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…

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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.

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The Game Boy Returns, With a Twist

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

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

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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

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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...

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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.

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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

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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?

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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...

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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.