Pokémon

'Pokémon Go' Update: Memorial Day event rumors are already turning up online

<i>Pokémon Go</i> events have been hotbeds of speculation all throughout 2017 — there was speculation about a St. Patrick's Day event, then an April Fool's …

Pokémon Go

Pokémon Co. Releases 'Magikarp Jump' For Android And iOS

Past Pokémon games have featured everything from combat to <i>Tetris</i>-like puzzle gameplay, but the latest title focuses on one of the less obvious …

Pokémon Go

What the new Pokémon mobile game gets so right about the series

Magikarp Jump captures what makes the series great<p>There is finally a Pokémon game on smartphones that fans of the series absolutely have to play. Now on iOS and Android, <i>Magikarp Jump</i> is a smart, cute, endlessly entertaining game that truly gets the spirit of the handheld Pokémon role-playing games …

‘Pokémon Go’ Anti-Cheat Update Breaks Store & Makes Rare Pokémon Scanning Impossible

<i>Pokémon Go</i> cheaters are currently frustrated by Niantic’s new security measures that essentially break the game for those using scanners. As …

Pokémon Go

Overwatch is a bigger deal on Tumblr than any other game or TV show or movie, or even GIFs

Overwatch is seriously popular, cats.<p>Overwatch is one year old and Tumblr has celebrated by opening up about just how enormously popular Blizzard’s …

Pokémon Go

New Pokémon mobile game Magikarp Jump released today

Move over Pokémon Go, there's a new mobile Pokémon game in town: Magikarp Jump.<p>The app stars Pokémon's most pathetic creature in a new Pokésport - …

Gaming

Pokémon Go update trolls cheats in the most hilarious way possible

<b>Rather than continuing to drop the ban hammer on Pokémon Go cheats, developer Niantic has found an even better way to deal with them; troll them with</b> …

Pokémon Go

There's A Weird New Pokémon Game On iOS And Android Right Now

If you’re itching for a new <i>Pokémon</i> game, there’s one out on iOS and Android right now. Be forewarned: whatever you thought it was going to be, it’s probably not that. <i>Magikarp Jump</i> is a Tamagotchi-style game about training Magikarp to, well, jump. Essentially, you fish up a Magikarp and then feed it …

Pokémon Go

Pokémon's 'Magikarp Jump' Mobile Game Is Thoroughly Bizarre, But Weirdly Addicting

“A game about…Magikarp?” says the listing in the iOS app store, asking a question probably everyone has on their mind as soon as they hear about <i>Magikarp Jump</i>. “It’s an official Pokémon game!” reads the next screen, trying to convince you that this isn’t some sort of elaborate hallucination.<p>This is …

Gaming

Pokemon: Magikarp Jump splashes onto iOS and Android

<b>Move over Pokemon GO, there’s a new Pocket Monsters’ themed mobile game in town.</b><p>Pokemon: Magikarp Jump is now available to download on iOS and …

Pokémon Go

Pokemon’s ‘Magikarp Jump’ Is An Adorably Weird Mobile Game

Of all the Pokemon, none are more useless (well, usually), or more beloved for its uselessness, than Magikarp. And now, after all this time, the useless gasping little fish has finally gotten his very own, very strange game.<p><i>Magikarp Jump</i>, out today for iOS and Android, is really a stripped down …

Pokémon Go

Nintendo Rally Evokes Memories of Pokemon Go Craze: Chart - Bloomberg

Optimism that Nintendo Co.’s new Switch can reignite earnings has driven its shares beyond levels seen when millions went hunting for Pokemons on …

Pokémon Go

Everyone's favorite useless Pokemon gets its own game

It's pretty obvious that <i>Pokémon Go</i> wouldn't have been the worldwide success without, well, Pokemon. Niantic and Nintendo tapped a phenomenally rich vein of wish fulfillment when they sent people scurrying around the real world catching monsters on their phone. The app was sadly limited to …

Pokémon Go

Magikarp Jump is a decidedly more casual Pokemon game, now available in Google Play

The Pokémon you want, but without leaving the house.<p>Maybe you're tired of walking playing Pokémon Go but still need to get a Pokémon fix — well, why …

Pokémon Go

Pokémon GO's New Anti-Cheat Solution Is Delightfully Sadistic

Niantic is always hard at work to try and crack down on cheating in <i>Pokémon GO</i> in all its various forms, but its latest tactic may be its most brutal yet, a true dagger in the heart of botters everywhere.<p>While Niantic has taken to mass banning botters in the past, and shutting down the scanners they …

Pokémon Go

'Pokemon GO’ Might Be Dishing Out a Brutal Punishment to Cheaters

Over the past few days, the <i>Pokémon GO</i> community has been trying to piece together what they believe is a new security measure which hides rare …

Pokémon Go

New Pokemon Go Anti-Cheat System Makes Rare Pokemon Impossible to Find

Like any game, Pokemon Go has hackers, whether they're using bots or other ways to gain an advantage quickly. But Niantic is now cracking down harder …

Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go cheaters are apparently getting stuck with crappy monsters

<i>Pokémon Go</i> developer Niantic has repeatedly made it clear that the company disapproves of players who use unofficial third-party software to boost their experience. Now Niantic has allegedly come up with a unique form of punishment. Rather than being able to detect and catch the fame’s full roster …

Pokémon Go

Pokemon Go Is Allegedly Punishing Cheaters With Crappy Pokemon

While the fervor around Pokemon Go may have died down since players were swarming the streets in search of pocket monsters last summer, the game still has 65 million active users. Many rely on unofficial third-party tracker apps to help them locate Pokemon, which developer Niantic does not permit. …

Pokémon Go

'Pokémon Go' Shadowbans Update: Niantic reportedly keeping rarer Pokémon from cheaters

If you've ever used a third-party application to track maps in <i>Pokémon Go</i>, you might have taken notice of a special security measure players are …

Pokémon Go

A New Pokemon Game Is Out Now For Mobile

The Magikarp Pokemon game that was announced earlier this year is out now on iOS and Android.<p>Magikarp Jump, as it's called, challenges players to catch the fish Pokemon, level it up, and train it to become the highest jumper in the land. When your Magikarp gets knocked out, or retires at level 20, …

Mobile

Couple playing Pokemon Go in Kansas cemetery find something scarier than ghost types

It started out as an innocent round of Pokemon Go in a historic Kansas cemetery over the weekend.<p>It ended with a call to 911.<p>Tim Johnston and his …

Pokémon Go

Pokemon GO cheaters subtly punished

Jokes on you; I love Pidgey<p>Those too lazy to get up and go play <i>Pokémon GO</i> the way it was intended have turned to third-party software to roam the …

Pokémon Go

Pokémon GO's 'Adventure Week' Ends Tomorrow

And another event comes to a close. <i>Pokémon GO’s</i> “Adventure Week” features increased spawns for Rock-type Pokémon — including some pretty rare creatures — as well as increased buddy rewards, Poké Ball discounts and more items from Pokéstops. All in all, it’s been a pretty solid event for people …

Pokémon Go

AR/VR gaming engine Unity raises $400 million

Unity, a San Francisco-based VR/AR gaming engine founded in 2004, has raised $400 million in new funding led by Silver Lake. Around half of the deal …

Pokémon Go

Switch Helps Nintendo's Stock Reach Its Highest Point Since Wii

No doubt thanks in part to the early success of its new Switch console, Nintendo's share price has hit a seven-year high.<p>The company's share price rose to ¥31,880 ($284), a 102% increase year-over-year. This exceeds the short-lived jump Nintendo experienced last year following the launch of Pokemon …

Pokémon Go

There Are Not Enough Hours In The Day To Grind For 'Overwatch' Anniversary Skins

Once again, <i>Overwatch</i> has returned with yet another microtransaction-focused event, this time for its one year anniversary. Usually, these events are not all that controversial, but in this case, I think it’s time to point out that things are escalating a bit in terms of the rewards being offered …

Overwatch

The Biggest Problem With Clash Of Clans' Big 'Builder Base' Update Makes It Tough To Progress

Like I wrote the other day, Supercell was never going to make <i>Clash of Clans 2</i>. It’s not how the mobile market works: you’re better off growing a userbase with a successful game than starting from scratch, and Supercell has wisely chosen to release related but non-competing games instead. This …

Gaming

Game engine maker Unity secures $400M investment

Game engine maker Unity Technologies has secured a $400 million investment from private equity firm, Silver Lake Partners.<p>Unity CEO John Riccitiello …

Game Design

Pop Culture Characters As Cat Earrings Will Give Your Look An A-Mew-Sing Lift

‘Pikachu’ from <i>Pokémon</i><p>Image by Catmadecom and featured with permission<p><b>Are you dog-tired</b> of your fashion sense? Try refreshing your daily look with …

David Bowie