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Pokémon Duel launches on Android and iOS

The Pokmon Company has quietly launched a new mobile game based on the franchise, entitled Pokmon Duel. This free-to-play strategy title launched on both Android and iOS yesterday, without prior announcement. Inspired by board games such as Go, Pokmon Duel can be played solo or against other players worldwide, thanks …

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Margin Makers: Guide to Q4 line-up merchandise

There’s a lot to be excited about during the last quarter of 2016. As well as a wealth of new hardware, including virtual reality headsets, slim versions of existing consoles and a more powerful PlayStation 4, there’s a rather diverse line-up of blockbusters coming to shelves in the coming months. …

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OPINION: Pokémon Go is no Nintendo game, but it proves its smartphone strategy right

It’s actually a little unfair to discuss Pokmon in relation to Nintendo’s fortunes. For starters, it’s The Pokmon Company – not Nintendo – that operates the brand, while the independent studio Game Freak is the series’ primary developer. Pokmon Go isn’t some triumphant return for the franchise, either. Because it …

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T-Mobile gives Pokémon Go users free data in US

Mobile data used to play Pokmon Go will not count against the bills of American T-Mobile consumers. The phone network has announced that it is giving its users who are playing the mobile smash hit free mobile data. This is for a full year. Furthermore, T-Mobile is giving consumers some …

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Twitch is now playing Pokémon Go

Having played numerous Pokmon games,Heathstone, Punch Club and even Dark Souls, Twitch is now playing Pokmon Go. This sees viewers providing text-based inputs in the stream’s chat which are then translated into the game. The developers have also ‘spoofed’ the game’s location to make it think it’s in New York’s …

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Pokémon Go outperforming Game of War, Clash of Clans and Candy Crush in US iPhone charts

At long last, mobile game Pokmon Go is out in some regions and the title appears to be doing rather well for itself. The title has shot straight to the top of both the free and top grossing charts on iOS in America. This is particularly impressive as typically a …

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Smyths to offer free Shiny Rayquaza and Pikachu visits in first promotion with Pokémon

Retailer Smyths Toys Superstores is teaming up with The Pokmon Company for the first time as part of a new campaign. As part of the inaugural retail activation between the two firms, the toy specialist’s 80 UK and Irish outlets will feature a range of activities and offers from the …

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Margin Makers: Guide to Kids merchandise

From the toys-to-life fun of Skylanders and Disney Infinity to the imaginative gameplay of Minecraft, LEGO and LittleBigPlanet, there’s plenty on offer for young gamers. While the majority of kid-friendly titles are now found on mobile, it seems that less is more when it comes to the quality of kids …

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Skylanders-style Pokémon Rumble U due next month, toy plans still being finalised

Nintendo’s own take on the Skylanders toy/game model will be released next month – but the toys might miss the launch. Announced earlier this year, Pokmon Rumble U is a download-only action games that sees Wii U owners brawl their way through waves of cartoony creatures, following the formula laid …

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EA founder making educational Pokémon/Moshi Monsters rival

Trip Hawkins has set up a new educational gaming firm and plans to create a monster-catching RPG for kids. The EA founder’s new firm If You Can Company also employs Ben Geliher, who was lead producer at Mind Candy on the online phenomenon Moshi Monsters. Geliher has revealed a few …

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