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Server issues hold off Pokemon Go’s Japanese launch

The birthplace of Pokemon is still waiting for the biggest release in the series to arrive at its homeland. Having launched in the US earlier this month and in the UK and much of Europe last week, there’s still no firm indication when Pokemon Go will celebrate its Japanese launch. …

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Trials of Tatooine arriving on HTC Vive today for free

The Force is strong with this one. Back in March, ILM revealed an upcoming Star Wars virtual reality experience called Trials of Tatooine that would, for the first time, actually give folk the chance to swoosh about a lightsaber in a virtual world. Will is pretty much all we’ve ever …

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Hackers claim they took down Pokemon Go servers

Did you have trouble trying to get Pokemon Go to work over the blistering hot UK weekend? You weren’t alone. Many users struggled to access the game at various points across Friday and Saturday, and while service was largely restored on Sunday, connectivity to the game’s servers remained a little …

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NES Classic Mini will only ever have 30 games

Owners of Nintendo’s upcoming NES Classic Mini won’t be able to add new games to its library. The $60 machine, announced yesterday, includes 30 built-in games. Nintendo has now confirmed to Kotaku that the machine does not use physical media and cannot go online, meaning no future titles can be …

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Leffen to miss EVO after all due to further visa issues

Professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player William "Leffen" Hjelt will not attend EVO this weekend due to visa issues. The Swedish player is still waiting for a letter of approval from the US embassy, which is taking longer than expected due to him being deported from the US last year. …

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Pokemon Go is already the biggest mobile game in US history, report says

After less then a week of availability, Pokemon Go has made it right to the very top of the all-time US mobile market. SurveyMonkey reckons that the game had attracted just under 21m daily active users. That overtakes the previous record holder, Candy Crush Saga, with an estimated 20m. Within …

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Nintendo is releasing a new NES

A baby version of the console that changed it all has been confirmed for America. NoA has announced what it calls the NES Classic Edition. It’s out in the UK and US on November 11th and will include 30 games, which presumably will be installed on the machine. The hardware …

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You can own that fake NX controller for between $4k-$10k

Remember that time it looked as if we might just have caught glimpse of Nintendo’s still highly secretive NX controller? Well, we hadn’t, it transpired. Which of course EVERYONE said they OBVIOUSLY knew the moment it was unveiled as a hoax. And the video that confirmed the hoax was actually …

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Washington’s Holocaust Museum seeking Pokestop delisting

Of all the suitable places to go Pokemon hunting, The Holocaust Museum in Washingston DC is probably right near the bottom of the list. It will be no shock, then, to hear that the organisation is not best pleased that Pokemon Go has placed three Pokestops within its building, resulting …

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Movie makers suddenly want back on the Pokemon train

Pokemon has within the space of a week become one of the hottest properties on the planet. So it shouldn’t come as a massive surprise to hear that film studios are among the many businesses looking at the colossal success of Pokemon Go and wondering how that could work for …

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