Pokémon

SoulCalibur 6 release date: Bandai Namco’s sword-based fighter is back

The next SoulCalibur returns to its roots, and this ten-minute gameplay video suggests it’s shaping up well<p>It’s been a very long time coming, but a …

Anime

iPhone 8 Was Nearly World's Top Google Search This Year

Hurricane Irma, iPhone 8, and iPhone X were the world's three most popular search terms on Google this year.<p>While the results make it look like the iPhone 8 is more popular than the iPhone X, it's important to consider that Apple's flagship smartphone was more commonly referred to as the iPhone 8 …

Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go: Legendary bird Ho-Oh catchable for just a few more hours

The legendary bird Pokémon Ho-Oh will only be catchable until 1 p.m. PST/4 p.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 14. Photo courtesy of Twitter.<p>Trainers hoping to …

Entertainment

iPhone 8, Bitcoin and Sex Scandals Top Google Search Trends of 2017

The pervasiveness of Google in our everyday lives means its search trends have become a cultural barometer, giving insights into our collective …

Hurricane Irma

‘Fortnite: Battle Royale’ Winter Update Will Require ‘Battle Pass’ To Earn Holiday-Themed Rewards

<i>Fornite: Battle Royale</i> will celebrate the holidays with a planned Thursday update on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The multiplayer shooter …

Entertainment

Did Nest Changes Follow a Pattern with the Introduction of Hoenn Species?

When Gen II/Johto Region species were introduced into Pokemon GO, a Nest Migration occurred – despite not occurring on the standard Migration …

Data Science

Analysts Say 'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' Is Shaping Up To Be A Nintendo Mobile Miss

Nintendo is continuing to try to forge ahead in the mobile space, but their latest effort might be their worst yet, short of the experimental <i>Miitomo</i>.<p>That would be <i>Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp</i>, a relatively innocuous game that has seen an okay number of downloads but is just…barely making any …

Gaming

The thrill of the catch: Pokemon Go still going strong

It’s about 8 am and there is already a crowd huddled outside a temple – they’ve parked their bikes around or are seated on them and looking into …

Pokémon Go

Some NHLers play Risk on road trips. Here are 10 other games they can play

Some new information about how NHL players spend their free time had us thinking...<p>We don’t often hear about what NHL players do to unwind while on the road during a long season. A lot of talk around players centers on their on-ice play, but not what comes before or after as their team travels …

Sports

Sorry, Snapchat: Facebook just unleashed its own 'dancing hot dog' studio

Get ready for the next dancing hot dog.<p>Facebook opened up its AR studio on Tuesday to everyone and released its own "world effects," AKA features …

Snapchat

When A Classroom Learns About Pokémon

My daughter is seven, and a few weeks ago her class spent the week choosing a subject to "investigate" (basically write reports on). The teacher …

Pikachu

Exclusive interview: Apple’s Phil Schiller on how the iPhone X 'seemed impossible at the start'

Going to interview tech company executives is somewhat of a double-edged sword. On one hand, you can expect them to be right on message. On the …

Apple

Top 10 Trending Actors On Google In 2017

Google recently unveiled the top trending actors of 2017, and there are more than a few surprises on the list. The days of AltaVista and Ask Jeeves …

Bill Skarsgård

Singaporeans are techies who love Pokemon Go, according to top Google searches in 2017

SINGAPORE - If Google could tell a story of a nation, it would paint a picture of Singaporeans as techies with a love of sports.<p>That is what the …

Pokémon Go

How to get your gaming-mad kids reading at Christmas

<i>Pokemon: Ash's Big Challenge</i><p>Orchard Books<p>Ash, a Pokemon trainer, has been sent to Valencia Island by Professor Oak on a very important mission, along …

World Records

Fandom 250: Pokémon fans named best in the gaming category

Pokemon fans were ranked atop the gaming category in this year’s Fandom 250, the ultimate ranking of fanbases.<p>Every year, the Fandom 250 seeks to …

Gaming

Augmented reality treasure hunting app Seek pivots to become a hub for AR projects

One year after launching at South by Southwest with an augmented reality treasure hunting app, the Utah-based startup Seek has returned with an update transforming its service into a “YouTube for AR”.<p>Rather than being focused on disappearing, site-specific augmented reality experiences, the company …

Augmented Reality

Gen 3: The New Most Powerful Pokémon In 'Pokémon GO' Isn't Nearly As Strong As It Looks

Whenever new Pokémon hit <i>Pokémon GO</i> — like with any new content in any game — the race is on to catch and analyze which creatures will form the backbone of combat with an expanded arsenal. Some old creatures stick around, some new ones wind up overpowered, and overall people get a chance to re-order …

Pokémon Go

This 6-Year-Old Made $11 Million Reviewing Toys on YouTube

In case you didn’t know, YouTube is an undeniably lucrative business, which sees a number of individuals profiting greatly from its platform. This …

Viral

THE LAST JEDI Cast Shares Funniest Moments from the Set

The conflict at the center of any <i>Star Wars</i> story we’ve encountered so far is good versus evil, light versus dark. It’s heavy material, but the galaxy …

Star Wars

The Surprising Tool That Researchers Say Could Help with Social Anxiety

Even if you don't catch 'em all, you might up your social game.<p>Gaming might not be just for introverts who don't get enough sun anymore. In fact, some games could be a tool to help introverts who want help being more at ease in social situations.<p>New research from the University of British Columbia …

Pokémon Go

19 Crimes Wine Is An Amazing Example Of Adult Targeted Augmented Reality

I write a lot about virtual and augmented reality but it’s not always easy to point people to an example that will help them understand how it can fit into their life. What Pokemon Go did for kids understanding of AR, Australian wine brand 19 Crimes’ new app does for adults.<p>In this instance, 19 …

Entrepreneurship

'Pokémon Go' Weather Update Problems: Users Say Some Pokémon Impossible To Find Now

Developer Niantic has updated “Pokémon Go” and has added its new dynamic weather system that allows the game to adapt to real life weather …

Pokémon Go

Apple now lets you pre-order apps

Apple launched a new feature that lets you pre-order from the App Store.<p>Announced on Monday, the change allows developers to make new iOS 11 apps …

Pokémon Go

Apple in 2018: Five questions we need to ask

The company had a big year in 2017. Could next year be even bigger?<p>This past year was one of Apple's busiest ever -- and 2018 could be even more jam-packed.<p>In 2017, Apple revamped its popular smartphone for the first time in years with the iPhone X, removing the home button and integrating an OLED …

Augmented Reality

Live-action 'Detective Pikachu' movie hits theaters in May 2019

You still have a long wait ahead before you can finally watch Pikachu solve crimes while sounding just like <i>Deadpool</i>. According to <i>Deadline</i>, Universal Pictures plans to start showing the live-action <i>Detective Pikachu</i> film outside of Japan on May 10th, 2019. The movie will star Ryan Reynolds as the …

Movies

The Attack on Titan studio is helping with the new Pokemon movie, which has a slightly different art style

The teaser is up<p>Pokemon just hosted its 20th feature film, which are still big hits in Japan and are all eventually localized for the west. The …

Anime

An Infamous Creepypasta That Explored the Dark Side of Pokémon Fandom

By now finding a “haunted” cartridge is a scary video game story cliche, but one series sells the tale better than the rest. <i>Pokémon’s</i> piracy problem, …

The geek's guide to fitness

There are a lot of good things about being a geek. We're unabashedly passionate about things we love, we typically read a lot and we tend to have a …

Fitness

'Pokémon' STOP: Experts Find Game Caused Spike in Car Accidents

When "Pokémon Go" launched back in July 2016, people took to the streets in swarms to catch Pikachus and train Bulbasaurs. But catching 'em all was …

Science