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iPad, I choose you: 'Pokémon' officially hits the App Store

Remember that <i>Pokémon</i> iPad game that was teased not too long ago? Well, if the mere mention of it stoked a fire inside that made you want to abandon Blizzard's <i>Hearthstone</i> forever, <i>Joystiq</i> has spotted that the pocket monster trading card game is available on the App Store now. <i>Pokémon TCG Online</i> is …

Pokémon comes to iOS with iPad release of the Trading Card Game

A digital version of the <i>Pokémon Trading Card Gam</i>e, in which players battle with card-based versions of creatures from the popular series, is now available as a free-to-play app for iPad and iPad mini via the iTunes App Store.<p><i>Pokémon TCG Online</i> is currently available as a downloadable client for …

Pokémon Trading Card Game Online goes live for iPad in the U.S. tomorrow

Canada got a bit of a head start, but Poké-trainers in the United States can start trying to catch ’em all in the Trading Card game on iPad starting tomorrow.<p>The Pokémon Company International announced today that it plans to release the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online for iPad on the iOS App Store …

Nvidia Shield Tablet With LTE: Awesome Mobile Gaming For $399

A few months back, I wrote about how Nvidia’s SHIELD tablet gave us a look into Nvidia’s mobile gaming strategy. I also talked a bit about its feature set of the initial SHIELD tablet with WiFi and 16GB of storage. Nvidia today launched an LTE-based SHIELD tablet with 32GB of storage, priced at …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare preorders are still sluggish

Activision is one of the biggest video game publishers in the world thanks to a handful of gigantic properties. But as it unleashes its upcoming megahit, its most successful brand of the last 10 years looks like it’s starting to lose its sales luster.<p>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare preorders …

Loot caves are a lie: Why Destiny's item system isn't as broken as you think

For the last week or so, many players have been operating under the belief that <i>Destiny</i> is a game about shooting into a cave.<p><i>Destiny</i> is a multiplayer online shooter with persistent RPG-style gear. As is the case in MMO games like <i>World of Warcraft</i>, obtaining better gear is the only way to progress a …

Destiny bug leaks a sneak peek at a ton of new content on the way (Update)

<b>Update 9/29:</b> Bungie has responded to the leak, and confirmed that the leaked info is indeed what will appear in the game’s next two DLC packs. The …

Technology

The Most Important Things To Consider If You're Trying To Decide Between The iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus

It seems like most people are buying the iPhone 6. But if you find yourself debating between the two devices, here's a quick look at the most important differences between them.<p>It's not just about size, either.

Mobile Technology

First Destiny player hits level 30 after 107 hours

Think you’ve been playing a lot of Destiny? This guy’s probably got you beat.<p>Mark Neace Jr., also known as N3AC3Y, hit level 30 in the first-person shooter yesterday after 107 hours of game time. He’s the first player to reach that level in Destiny (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox …

Meet the level 30 Destiny player who makes us all look like filthy casuals

How long does it take to get to level 30 in <i>Destiny</i>? A very long time. This is the first character in the game that has hit level 30, and their stats are bordering on the crazy.<p>"Across all 3 of his Hunters he has spent a total 107 hours 15 minutes and 22 seconds leveling to 30. About 25 percent of …

Destiny's 'Queen's Wrath' event is live, here's how to get some new legendaries

<i>Destiny</i>'s first timed event — a package of new bounties, quests and rare loot titled <i>The Queen's Wrath</i> — kicked off this morning, and will continue until October 6. Guardians who are sufficiently geared up can take on challenges to curry favor with a new faction, and purchase and find new legendary …

Scientists Find Giant Black Hole Inside One of the Tiniest Known Galaxies

NASA said Wednesday that astronomers have found one of the smallest known galaxies ever using the Hubble Space Telescope–but the mini-discovery came …

Universe

Nintendo Almost Made This Bizarre Super Mario Volleyball/Wrestling Game

During the mid-2000s, Nintendo was completely fixated on transforming Mario into a sportsman. Like annoying, over-involved parents they forced Mario into golf, tennis, basketball, soccer, baseball and the Olympics, so it comes as no surprise that Nintendo was, at one point, considering a Mario …

The new Gauntlet dungeon crawler: shallow for today, terrific for 1985

The moment a colleague told me he felt the new Gauntlet was “soulless,” I knew we had a failure to communicate.<p>We were each playing through a preview of Arrowhead Game Studios/Warner Bros.’ new PC release of Gauntlet, due out Sept. 23 for $20. After a few hours of play, I was chugging along on my …

These People Tried To Figure Out How Destiny's Loot System Works

If you've been playing <i>Destiny</i>, chances are you've been there. A purple orb ceremoniously pops out of a dying enemy, to the delight of every fiber of …

Gaming

‘Metal Gear Solid V’ Drops A New Trailer And Gameplay Video Featuring The Sexy Quiet

One of the more, uh, interesting new characters being introduced in <i>Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain</i> is Quiet, a mute sniper who does her business in a thong bikini. At this year’s Tokyo Game Show Quiet took center stage in a trailer and a new chunk of gameplay in which she’s featured …

Titanfall's newest game mode ditches the Titans and AI bots

The next update for Respawn Entertainment's <i>Titanfall</i> will introduce a new game mode that's surprisingly basic: no Titans, no AI infantry, just 16 human pilots going at each other in team-based deathmatch.<p><i>Titanfall</i>'s sixth major game update will add Pilot Skirmish to the list of featured game modes. …

Destiny available to preload on Xbox One today (updated)

<i>Correction: The story previously stated that Destiny was the first game you could preload on Xbox One. Madden NFL 15 was actually the first game to support this feature.</i><p>Destiny is approaching fast, and Microsoft is using the highly anticipated sci-fi shooter to highlight one of the new features for …

Without Outsourcing Killzone Shadow Fall Still Wouldn't Be Finished

Anton Wiegert got the job because no one else wanted it. In 2005, the Swede was hired by DICE to work with the team building Mirror’s Edge, the beloved but not quite blockbuster parkour game. The team had decided to outsource some of the game’s 3D art and it was going poorly. Assets weren’t up to …