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  • 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: Pokémon Red, Blue, And Yellow Coming To 3DS Virtual Console

    In a move that many long-time Pokémon fans have begged for, the original Red, Blue, and Yellow versions are finally coming to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. All three titles release February 27 – the date of Red/Blue’s original Japanese launch. Red, Blue, and Yellow play exactly... 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: 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: Catch The Mystical Hoopa During The Next Pokémon Distribution Event

    Mystical Pokémon Hoopa is set to star in the new animated film Hoopa and the Clash of Ages , which premieres on Cartoon Network this year. To mark the occasion, the Pokemon Company is putting Hoopa up for grabs in an upcoming distribution event. Like previous events, the only way to obtain the... 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: Reader Discussion: How Far Would You Travel To Catch A Pokémon?

    Nintendo and Pokémon developer Game Freak recently announced a partnership with Niantic Labs to work on a Pokémon game that will have players traversing the real world in order to capture those adorable little critters once again. But how far are you willing to travel for your favorite... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Shuffle Now On IOS, Android

    Pokémon Shuffle arrived on 3DS earlier this year, and now the free-to-play match-three game is available on iOS and Android devices. Pokémon Shuffle Mobile features more than 150 collectible critters, as well as Facebook integration to help any of your friends who are also playing the game... More
  • Blog Post: This Pokémon/GTA V Mash-up Gets Weird Fast

    The catchy opening theme song to Nintendo's pocket monster series looks a lot weirder in Grand Theft Auto V. NeoGAF has unearthed the following video from YouTube user Merfish , who put together a shot-by-shot recreation of Pokémon 's intro in GTA V. Various painted denizens of Los Santos... 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
  • Blog Post: This Is What Pokémon Looks Like As A Gorgeous Open-World Game

    We've already seen what Mario looks like running around projects created with Unreal Engine 4 . Now it's another Nintendo IP's turn. This video shows off what the original three starter Pokémon look like beyond the limits of Nintendo's handhelds, complete with Charmander spewing... More
  • Blog Post: Dave & Buster's Arcade Chain Considering Bringing Pokkén Tournament To North America

    Pokkén Tournament, the Pokémon/Tekken hybrid arcade game, may be heading to North America by way of Dave & Busters. In a reddit AMA with Kevin Bachus, Dave & Buster's senior vice president of entertainment & game strategy, he remarked on the possibility of bringing the game... More
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