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Pokemon Go evolves at last: Gen 2 monsters and new game mechanics coming this week

After much begging and cursing Niantic have finally given us their biggest announcement since the mega successful Pokemon Go app debuted in July of last year. That announcement is Generation 2, and we’re talking an actual Gen 2 release, not a bunch of baby Pokemon you can only hatch from eggs. Sometime over the next week the now iconic smartphone game will release around 80 new Pokemon from the Gold and Silver installments of the beloved Nintendo franchise, along with a few new game mechanics that sound like they’ll be significant enough to reverse the dwindling interest in the app. Continue reading Pokemon Go evolves at last: Gen 2 monsters and new game mechanics coming this week

Pokemon GO‘s holiday event begins, Gen 2 monsters begin to appear

Following rumours earlier in the month that Generation 2 Pokemon were on their way to Pokemon GO, Niantic have released the game’s major holiday update. Select Gen 2 monsters (that’s the Gold and Silver era for those of us old enough to have been around for that) are now appearing in Pokemon GO and there’s never been a better time to get back out there and start hatching those eggs. Continue reading Pokemon GO‘s holiday event begins, Gen 2 monsters begin to appear

Telltale’s The Walking Dead: A New Frontier premiere is a two-parter

A first among their increasingly storied library of titles, Telltale Games will kick off the new season of their popular adventure games based on The Walking Dead by dropping two episodes on Day One. Hit the jump to check out the latest trailer. Continue reading Telltale’s The Walking Dead: A New Frontier premiere is a two-parter

Pokemon Go quietly adds 100 new Pokemon you can’t catch just yet

The game detectives are at it again. In a post over at The Silph Road Pokemon fan site, a deep dive into the code of the latest version of Pokemon GO has revealed that the recently-released Ditto was not the only monster added to the game. Indeed, as many as 100 monsters from the Generation 2 era have been added to the game behind the scenes — but you can’t catch them just yet. Continue reading Pokemon Go quietly adds 100 new Pokemon you can’t catch just yet

You can now play PAC-MAN and Galaga in Facebook Messenger for some reason

Having been ported to every other platform known to human science, Pac-ManGalagaSpace Invaders and numerous other classics of the early-to-mid Eighties are heading to Facebook. Instant Games is Facebook’s newest attempt to court the gaming market and is available in both your news feed and Facebook Messenger smartphone app. Continue reading You can now play PAC-MAN and Galaga in Facebook Messenger for some reason

Tech Review: HTC One X9 (HTC, 2016)

HTC is one of what could be considered the “old guard” when it comes to Android smartphones. Despite a clear commitment to the Android market, they’ve never achieved the lofty successes of some of their contemporaries despite many innovations.

The HTC One X9 aims to change this by taking an “if you can’t beat them, ape them” approach. Continue reading Tech Review: HTC One X9 (HTC, 2016)

BlizzCon 2016: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan is Hearthstone‘s new expansion

Blizzard have announced the next expansion for their online card game Hearthstone during the BlizzCon 2016 opening ceremony. Mean Streets of Gadgetzan will be Hearthstone‘s fourth expansion, and the third add-on released just this year following One Night in Karazhan and Whispers of the Old Gods. Continue reading BlizzCon 2016: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan is Hearthstone‘s new expansion

Avengers Academy is barely a game, so why can’t I stop playing it?

We all know Freemium city builders are the worst games in the world. They have no real gameplay to speak of, they prey on people’s love of established franchises and they demand vast sums of your money in ways so brazen and frequent that they feel a bit like a front for a debt collector. So I hope you can understand why I’m so mad at myself for getting hooked on one of these accursed games, Avengers Academy, but I don’t know how to stop. Continue reading Avengers Academy is barely a game, so why can’t I stop playing it?