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Game Update Welcomes Pokémon Originally Discovered in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver Video Games and Introduces Updated Encounter Gameplay, Evolution Options, New Berries and Expanded Avatar Items
San Francisco—Feb. 15, 2017—Niantic, Inc. and The Pokémon Company International announced an additional 80 Pokémon will begin to appear in Pokémon GO later this week. These include Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region from the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games, including Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile. Trainers will encounter these Pokémon “in the wild” as they embark on adventures and explore their neighborhoods and cities to catch Pokémon. In addition to Pokémon that will appear in the game for the first time, the latest update introduces new gameplay mechanics for Trainers to master, including new encounter gameplay, new Evolution items, two new Berries, and expanded outfit and accessory options for their Trainer avatars.

“Today is a momentous occasion for Pokémon GO as we welcome more Pokémon and build upon the encounter and capture mechanics for the passionate global community of Trainers playing the game,” said John Hanke, founder and Chief Executive Officer, Niantic, Inc. “Pokémon GO is a live experience which we’ll be continuing to support and evolve in new and interesting ways for years to come.”

“With Pokémon GO, The Pokémon Company endeavored to create a compelling game based on the concept of encountering and catching Pokémon in the real world,” said J.C. Smith, Senior Director, Consumer Marketing, The Pokémon Company International. “The amazing response to Pokémon GO by millions of existing and new Pokémon fans around the world is remarkable. We’re thrilled to keep the adventure going by welcoming these Pokémon to this engaging new way of experiencing the fun of the Pokémon brand.”

With the latest Pokémon GO game update, new Pokémon evolution options will give players the ability to use new Evolution items to evolve their Pokémon into ones that were originally discovered in the Johto region. While catching Pokémon, Trainers can use two new Berries—the Nanab Berry, which slows a Pokémon’s movements, and the Pinap Berry, which doubles the amount of Candy received if the next catch attempt succeeds. Trainers will also be able to customize their avatar’s appearance with a new selection of hats, shirts, pants, and other items. Additional items will be available for purchase from the in-game Pokémon GO shop.

Trainers can download Pokémon GO from the App Store for iOS devices and Google Play Store for Android. A version of Pokémon GO for Apple Watch is also available through the App Store. Nintendo’s Pokémon GO Plus device, which allows Trainers to catch Pokémon and collect items with the push of a button without looking at their screens, is being replenished at retail locations in support of this latest update, while supplies last.

This is a big addition to Pokémon Go and may even cause the game to get a second lease on life. This has me very interested, and now I wonder what next they will bring. Are you excited for this? Will you resume playing if you had stopped?

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Bethesda Sent out the following

 

Today the massively popular Fallout Shelter from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition, expands once more to a new audience, putting Overseers in control of their own Vault and an army of Dwellers on Xbox One and Windows 10. Fallout Shelter is available now as an Xbox Play Anywhere title via a free download from the Xbox Store or Windows Store.

 

As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, player progress is retained across both Xbox One and Windows 10, meaning users can switch seamlessly between platforms and pick up where they left off, bringing all their saves, progress, and achievements with them. The game has also been fully adapted to work with the Xbox One controller, so players can experience Vault life bigger and better, right from their TV.

AboutFallout Shelter

Fallout Shelter thrusts players into the role of Overseer to build their own Vault, manage dwellers, and adventure through Fallout’s iconic wasteland. Since the game’s original launch in 2015, the game has continued to expand and add features, including Crafting, Scrapping, Pets, additional rooms, iconic Fallout 4 characters, and special Dweller customization options. The game’s constantly growing Quest system allows Overseers to send Dwellers out into the Wasteland to abandoned buildings, decrepit Vaults, and mysterious caves to uncover legendary loot and face off against enemies like Radscorpions, Ghouls, and powerful bosses.

 

Players can download Fallout Shelter for Xbox One and Windows 10 from the Xbox Store or Windows Store today.

 

The game is also available for free on Android and iOS devices, as well as on PC through Bethesda’s launcher.

 

Fallout Shelter is a truly unique mobile game and I am very interested in seeing how it does on Xbox One. Will you be getting the game on Xbox One? Do let us know!

 

 

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Annapurna Interactive, the publisher of Gorogoa, has released a new trailer for the upcoming game.

Designed, developed, and illustrated by Jason Roberts, Gorogoa is a beautifully hand-drawn story suspended inside a puzzle with a completely unique mechanic. Move illustrated, animated panels around on a grid, similar to arranging framed drawings on a wall. When two drawings are correctly stacked or aligned, they fuse together to form a new scene that may be navigated as though it were a 3D space and further advance the story.

 

This game looks incredible. I personally cannot wait to find out more about it and I think this will be a standout game. Puzzle games fascinate me to no end, so this looks fight up my alley. See the trailer below.

 

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No GravatarNintendo held a Nintendo Direct today to discuss all things Fire Emblem and there was indeed a lot to discuss

  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia was announced for 3DS
  • Based on the 2nd game in the series, Fire Emblem Gaiden 
  • Every aspect of Gaiden’s presentation updated
    – Free roaming
    – Dungeons crawling with enemies
    – Flexible character progression
    – Classic Fire Emblem gameplay with a twist
  • amiibo coming based on the characters Alm and Celica
  •  New Fire Emblem Game announced for Switch for 2018
  • Fire Emblem Warriors trailer was shown, will be coming to both new 3DS and Switch
  • Fire Emblem Heroes was announced, F2P mobile game for Android and iOS

 

You can see trailers below

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 11 Jan, 2017 At 05:58 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo has started a new  eShop sales, where until January 25 at 8:59 AM PT / 11:59 AM ET, gamers can save on games such as Splatoon, Freedom Planet, Affordable Space Adventures, Pocket Jockey, and others. My Nintendo members also save an extra 10 percent on participating titles.

The full lineup is as follows:

Wii U

Splatoon – $46.79 (was $59.99)
Mario Party 10 – $23.39 (was $29.99)
Freedom Planet – $10.49 (was $14.99)
Donkey Kong Country Returns – $15.59 (was $19.99)
Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut – $6.99 (was $9.99)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis – $7.79 (was $9.99)
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition – $7.49 (was $14.99)
WarioWare: Smooth Moves – $15.59 (was $19.99)
Adventures of Pip – $7.49 (was $14.99)
Ittle Dew – $6.99 (was $9.99)
Octodad: Dadliest Catch – $10.49 (was $14.99)
Noitu Love: Devolution – $6.99 (was $9.99)
Severed – $10.49 (was $14.99)
Affordable Space Adventures – $13.99 (was $19.99)
Pirate Pop Plus – $2.99 (was $4.99)
Child of Light – $7.49 (was $14.99)
Rayman Legends – $19.99 (was $39.99)

3DS

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – $15.59 (was $19.99)
Pocket Card Jockey – $5.45 (was $6.99)
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse – $13.99 (was $19.99)
Yo-kai Watch – $31.19 (was $39.99)
Story of Seasons – $20.99 (was $29.99)
Disney Art Academy – $23.39 (was $29.99)
Gurumin 3D – $11.99 (was $14.99)
Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure – $7.01 (was $8.99)
Wario’s Woods – $3.89 (Was $4.99)
Severed – $10.49 (Was $14.99)
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX – $29.99 (was $39.99)
Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice – $23.99 (was $39.99)
Inazuma Eleven – $14.00 (was $19.99)
Harvest Moon: Skytree Village – $23.99 (was $29.99)
Pirate Pop Plus – $2.99 (was $4.99)
River City: Tokyo Rumble – $23.99 (was $29.99)

 

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One of the biggest mobile markets out there is China, and while Niantic, Pokemon Co. and Nintendo would love to have Pokémon Go release there, it doesn’t seem to ever be happening. This is due to the Chinese state censor blocking the game from release in there due to security risks. Specifically, these include “a threat to geographical information security and the threat to transport and the personal safety of consumers.”

While this may seem excessive, it is worth noting that there have been multiple reports of injuries and accidents caused by people playing Pokémon Go while distracted. As well, gaming addiction is actually a major concern in China, with extreme cases having made headlines in the country. Given these facts, it does make sense that the government would have several concerns.

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No GravatarThis is another special episode of “Geeks on the Internet Having a Beverage” with EGM alum Trickman Terry Minnich. We talk about old times at EGM and all of the work he did back then. We discuss how he found the tips and tricks for games. He talks about the process of coming up with the infamous Shen Long trick. He got in the ins and outs of making the layouts and other aspects of the print industry. It is truly an honor to chat it up with him.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 5 Jan, 2017 At 09:32 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Here are this week’s Nintendo Downloads for North America

 

Wii U Download

Cup Critters – $1.49
Spheroids – $7.99
Zombie Brigade: No Brain No Gain – $4.99

Wii U Virtual Console

Pokemon Snap – $9.99

3DS Download

Quiet, Please! – $2.99

eShop Sales

Great deals this week include Nano Assault EX, Midnight 2 and Soccer Up Online, plus several more! Check out the full list of deals on digital games for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U systems available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Activities

Kirby and Yoshi Join My Nintendo’s Rewards Lineup – My Nintendo is kicking off the New Year with discount rewards on select digital games featuring Kirby and Yoshi. Fans can redeem My Nintendo points for discounts on the following digital games at https://my.nintendo.com:

Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Wii U)
Dedede’s Drum Dash Deluxe (Nintendo 3DS)
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (Wii U)
Yoshi’s Woolly World (Wii U)
Yoshi (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS)

Get a New Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS System During the Holidays? – You already know your new Nintendo system plays awesome games, but here are a few more ways to make the most out of your new system. Visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/get-started to learn more.

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No GravatarNintendo has announced that pre-registration has now opened for Super Mario Run on Android smartphones and tablets and you can sign up here to be ready to play. Hopefully the game will have a better sale rate on Android than it did on iOS where actual purchases were low. See the announcement below

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 28 Dec, 2016 At 09:52 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Castlevania Dracula X was originally going to come out last week, but it has been rescheduled for tomorrow, December 29 2016.

The game was derided in the past as a inferior port of Rondo of Blood, but it has gained defenders in recent years who now praise its challenge and difficulty and like what it brings to the series.

After rising from his eternal sleep, Count Dracula summons his dark minions–Cerberus, Minaurus and the Salamander–to bring a reign of terror on the land. In order to lure the latest Belmont descendant, Dracula kidnaps Annette Renard and her sister Maria as bait.

Gear up as Richter Belmont, equipped with the legendary Vampire Killer, in his strife to save his beloved. Battling against the monsters that lurk in the shadows, strategically using magical tomes, mystical power-ups and titanic weapons and discovering secret bonus levels. Unfold another chapter in the Belmont family’s lineage, with over 7 stages of grim encounters and a myriad of possibilities depending on the choices that you make.

This game is only playable in 2D.

Will you be buying the game tomorrow?

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