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  • Blog Post: Pokémon's Original Creators Reminisce About 20 Years And Broken Computers

    As part of The Pokémon Company's celebration of 20 years of pocket monsters, it has released a pair of videos interviewing those who have been there since the beginning. Below, you will find a video with Junichi Masuda, a Pokémon game director who started as a programmer and sound designer... More
  • Blog Post: Get Mythical Pokémon Mew Starting Today At GameStop

    In celebration of Pokémon’s 20th anniversary, you’ll be able to get some mythical pocket monsters throughout the year. The first is available starting today. In order to get your hands on a Level 100 Mew, you can get a code card from GameStop (Disclosure: GameStop is Game Informer’s... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Super Bowl Commercial Is A Concept Piece And An Expensive Gamble

    For the first time ever, The Pokémon Company is bringing its long-running, transmedia franchise to the Super Bowl. Today, we have an early look at the minute-long commercial. The short video evokes feelings of determination, hope, and strength. It does not however mention cartoons, video games... More
  • Blog Post: Pokkén Tournament Lands In March, First Run Copies Come With Shadow Mewtwo Amiibo Card

    Pokkén Tournament has a release date in North America. Nintendo has announced that the game will drop in March for Wii U. The Bandai Namco-developed Pokémon fighting game was released in Japanese arcades last year. First run copies of the home version will come with an Amiibo card featuring... More
  • Blog Post: Realistic Pokémon Artist Teases Us With Ninetales

    The latest masterpiece from Pokémon artist RJ Palmer features the golden fox with a fan of tales. As you can see in the photo below (and above), Ninetales plays nice with a pre-evolved Vulpix. Can you spot some of the other Easter eggs hidden in the photo? For more impressive work from Palmer... More
  • Blog Post: The Pokémon Company Wishes Us Happy Holidays With Shiny Pikachu Ornament

    The holiday season can be a magical time for Game Informer's inbox, with piles of well wishes from others in the game industry. We're happy to soak in all the good vibes, but sometimes we like to highlight the holiday greetings that really stand out. In this case, The Pokémon Company sent... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Picross For 3DS Arrives Next Week

    The free-to-play Picross/Pokémon crossover arrives in early December. Nintendo revealed the game during its recent Nintendo Direct presentation with a vague December release date , but the official Pokémon twitter account recently revealed the exact release date. Pokémon Picross... More
  • Blog Post: Realistic Pokémon Artist Tackles Steelix And Onix Tackling Each Other

    The latest from Pokémon artist RJ Palmer pits Steelix against Onix, and throws in a handful of other Pokémon for good measure. It's hard to miss Steelix and Onix above, and you will also see Heatran and Haxorus in the foreground. You might, however, miss the Sableyes trying to get involved... More
  • Blog Post: Picross Getting The Pokémon Treatment Next Month

    A new free-to-play (or free-to-start, as Nintendo prefers) Picross and Pokémon mash-up is coming in December. Along with your standard Picross puzzle mechanics, the game also has some light collecting mechanics as completing the pictures puzzles of the Pokémon means you collect that Pokémon... More
  • Blog Post: Sableye Is An Alien From Kentucky And Mareep Is An Android's Dream In Pokémon

    Most Pokémon have a real-world point of reference, and the latest episode of Did You Know Gaming details some of the stranger overlaps. The two outlined in the headline come from a Kentucky family describing a meeting with aliens and a reference to Philip K. Dick's science fiction novel, Do... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Snap Began Its Life As A Jack And The Beanstalk Game

    Pokémon Snap wasn't always a Pokémon game. In fact, the inclusion of Pokémon was apparently met with some resistance initially. A recent episode of Did You Know Gaming looks at the history of the surprisingly popular Pokémon offshoot, and how it came to exist. As a random... More
  • Blog Post: Would You Like A Pokémon With That? McDonald's Offering Hoopa Next Month

    The Pokémon Company and McDonald's are teaming up next month in a promotion that features the mythical Pokémon Hoopa, trading cards, and Happy Meal Toys. The Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Happy Meal will be available from November 27 through December 23... More
  • Blog Post: Real World Pokémon Gym Opening In Japan Next Month

    Part Pokémon-focused arcade, part augmented reality Pokémon experience, Japan is getting a Pokémon Gym, and it's opening next month. The facility is being called a "hands-on edutainment facility" according to a translation from Siliconera and is being billed as a social... More
  • Blog Post: After Pokémon And Dark Souls, Twitch Is Now Attempting To Play Fallout 3

    After TwitchPlaysPokémon, watching Twitch facilitate the crowd-source playing of video games has become a strange phenomenon. Fallout 3 is the latest to participate in the trend. You can find the stream by heading here . Things are going... slow. As it turns out, Fallout 3 is a very complicated... More
  • Blog Post: Get A Good Look At Luchador Pikachu In Pokkén Tournament

    We've seen the mysterious masked Pikachu before, but this trailer offers an extended look and the electric mouse luchador in action. Pokkén Tournament – a Pokémon fighting game that has some roots in the Tekken franchise – is coming to Wii U next year . It's actually... More
  • Blog Post: Boston Police Prevent Violent Plot At The 2015 Pokémon World Championship

    The 2015 Pokémon World Championship took place in Boston this weekend, and police are reporting it arrested of a pair of men on Friday threatening violence against attendees. According to a report from myfoxboston.com , police were alerted to threats on social media and the pair, 18-year-old Kevin... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Video Game Universes Deserve Their Own Theme Parks?

    Disney announced plans for a Star Wars theme park today and we learned in May Nintendo has theme park plans as well . What video game universes would you like to explore in a theme park setting? Would you want to walk through tall grass and have wild creatures attack you Pokémon world? Experience... More
  • Blog Post: We're All Prisoners Of Operant Conditioning Chambers (And We Love It)

    YouTube channel RagnarRox recently dove into the idea of continuous rewards and how it's far from a concept invented by video games. In the video, RagnarRox discusses the operant conditioning chamber or Skinner box, which is an experiment about distributing rewards, and how it applies to video games... More
  • Blog Post: This Pokémon Blue Speedrun will Break Your Mind

    Games Done Quick speedrunners ripped through Pokémon Blue and all 150 Pokémon in under two hours, and then raced the game blindfolded for kicks. Games Done Quick, which is still going strong and has raised just over $800,000 for Doctors Without Borders, is no stranger to impressive displays... More
  • Blog Post: See All 45 Of Yoshi Woolly World's Amiibo Transformations

    YouTube users GeneralSecura and Master0fHyrule worked together to craft a video showcasing all of Yoshi's Amiibo transformations in the upcoming Yoshi's Woolly World. The game released in Japan on July 16 (it's planned for release in October 16 in North America) which is why footage of all... More
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