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Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Pre-orders Exceeding X and Y

As the release date for <i>Pokémon Omega Ruby</i> and <i>Alpha Sapphire</i> draws closer, Pokémon fans are apparently getting quite excited. During an interview with …

The Pokémon Battle That Shouldn't Have Been Cut From Red And Blue

It's easy to dismiss Professor Oak as a doofy academic who can't even remember his grandson's name. But originally, <i>Pokémon</i> <i>Red & Blue</i> designed …

Minecraft - Xbox One Edition Trailer - IGN Video

Check out this highly detailed Xbox-specific world in the sandbox title.

No, Microsoft isn't saying Minecraft will make $2.5 billion in a year

When Microsoft says it expects to break-even in over the current fiscal year on its $2.5 billion acquisition of Mojang and its powerhouse franchise <i>Minecraft,</i> it's not saying it expects to make $2.5 billion on the series in that span. It's more like $25 million.<p>That's because Microsoft couched the …

11 Ways to Dress Up Your Minecraft Fan This Halloween

Instead of superheroes and princesses, this year's hottest Halloween costumes may be based on some tiny green creatures. If your tot has gotten swept up in Minecraft mania, then chances are they'll be begging to dress as one of the game's characters when they go trick-or-treating. From store-bought …

Microsoft to 5th-grader: We’ll make Minecraft better

Young journalists <i>can</i> make a difference these days, it seems.<p>Last week we published a letter from a devoted Minecraft fan who voiced her concerns …

"Stunning New Pokemon Project" To Be Announced

There's a new Pokemon project in the works. More details will be revealed in a "big announcement" next week.<p>So yes, this is an announcement of an …

Welcome to Pokégon: our page dedicated to Pokémon

Welcome to Pokémon week at Polygon, or as our talented design team has cutely rebranded us, Pokégon.<p>Visit Pokégon by clicking here!<p>What is Pokémon week? Why is Pokémon week? When is Pokémon week?<p>Let's start with when. Pokémon week is running from August 18th to August 22nd.<p>After Gamescom, new game …

Nobody Expected This Pokémon To Win The Championship Last Weekend

This weekend, video game matches at the Pokémon World Championships saw the usual suspects. There was Garchomp. Aegislash. Mega Charizard. Just to …

Pokemon Omega Ruby Version - Mega Slowbro Trailer - IGN Video

The mega evolution for Slowbro can endure strong moves, such as Charizard's dragon claw.

John Carmack to Notch: Gimme Minecraft, and 'I'll make sure it runs well' on Oculus Rift

The man responsible for Minecraft was holding a grudge against Facebook and Oculus VR, but it looks like his resolve is waning.<p>Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson said on Twitter that he is no longer upset about the massive social network Facebook swooping in to acquire virtual-reality startup …

How successful is Pokémon? Take a look at the numbers!

How many games do you need to sell to become one of the most enduring brands in popular culture? If you're Pokémon, that number is in the hundreds of millions.<p>As part of Pokémon week, we reached out to The Pokémon Company to get a look at Pokémon by the numbers. As of March 2014, these were the …

Nintendo uses copyright on best Pokémon fan project. It's super effective

Claudia Ng had recently purchased a 3D printer, and one of her first projects was to create the model for a Pokémon-themed planter for a friend. She posted it online, and it quickly went viral. The first version of the planter was a little rough, as you can see.<p>She then put the design on Shapeways, …

The Pikachu Detective game may finally be announced next week

A "shocking" new Pokémon project will be announced next week, according to The Pokémon Company.<p>The announcement, made in collaboration with Famitsu magazine, will be made via livestream and feature The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara, along with Pokémon anime voice actors Nobuhiko …

Play Pokémon like a pro: our favorite tutorials

Pokémon doesn't end when you beat the Elite Four and the Champion. Actually, that's when the game truly begins.<p>Here are some of my favorite tutorials from around the web that will take your game-play to the next level.<p>Get into competitive battling<p>Start with the perfect level 1 Pokémon by breeding …

'Minecraft' might actually come to virtual reality after all

Earlier this year when the Facebook purchase of Oculus VR went down, there were more than a few detractors but none as prominent as the man behind <i>Minecraft</i>. At the time, Markus "Notch" Persson said that his company Mojang was in talks to bring the blocky construction set to Oculus Rift, but …

'Minecraft' Truly Portable On PlayStation Vita

Minecraft PlayStation Vita Edition solves Minecraft Pocket woes by delivering a full version of the popular game you can play anywhere.<p>My kids love Minecraft on the PC because of all the mods, they love it on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 because of the split screen multi-player but no matter how …

Needs More Creepertonium: Periodic Table Of Minecraft

This is the periodic table of Minecraft made by DeviantARTist egeres. Is it accurate? No clue, I don't play too many sandbox games because the last …

How summer camps are using Minecraft to hook kids on science and engineering

This week the kids at Camp Combe YMCA will have the chance to explore the great outdoors in the beautiful wooded hills of upstate New York. Or at least they will, if they have any time left after spending a week and a half inside the world of <i>Minecraft</i>.<p>Camp Combe is a facility that serves over 500 …

CivCraft: What happens when you mash Minecraft and Civilization together

<i>Minecraft</i> players hoping to add a sprinkle of strategy series Civilization to their experience can build up cities and more with an open-source, server-side mod called CivCraft.<p>The mod, which had its 1.0 official release in May following a long beta period, is intended to create a new experience …

Minecraft Con Controversy

Last-minute cancellation leads to some bad blood.<p>The organizers of the New York-based Minecraft event "MineOrama" have postponed the event …

Minecraft Pocket Update 0.9.0 Challenges Vita Edition For Portable Supremacy

Playing Minecraft on the go is something that should be easy but often disappoints. With the Minecraft Pocket version of the game lagging behind consoles and desktops it seemed that the best bet was the upcoming Minecraft Vita Edition.<p>Today though the big 0.9.0 update for Minecraft Pocket Edition …

'Honest Game Trailers' puts its comedic crosshairs on Minecraft

The Honest Game Trailers series has been skewering big names in gaming since March, including Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto and Mortal Kombat. None is sacred and none is safe, certainly not <i>Minecraft</i>, the latest victim.<p>As with the others, creator Smosh Games is careful to point out their Twitter …

9 Reasons Your Child Should Be Playing Minecraft

Does your child spend hours at their computer or game console playing Minecraft ($20)? Well, that may not be a bad thing. Targeted toward kids between the ages of 9 and 15, this simple building-blocks game is one the few that successfully educates and entertains players. While we don't encourage …

Minecraft May Get Optional New Player Models

That's a 25% reduction in arm pixels!<p>A new player model with slimmer arms is currently being tested out as a possible future Minecraft …

Original 'Star Wars' film getting remade in Minecraft

A Minecraft user is painstakingly re-creating the original 1977 film "Star Wars" entirely in Minecraft. May the blocky force be with him.<p>Several Minecraft players have built "Star Wars"-themed worlds in the game, but one user is upping the ante by creating an entire "Star Wars" film from the …

In a galaxy not so far away, someone is remaking Star Wars as a Minecraft film

Fans must wait until late 2015 to see the new Star Wars film, Episode VII, but one has been filling their time by remaking the original 1977 movie, using Minecraft.<p>The creator of Minecraft – Star Wars – A New Hope recently released a new trailer (above) for their film, which is also due to be …