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Pokemon Go Halloween Event Announced October 19, 2017

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Niantic has just announced they will be hosting a limited-time Halloween event in Pokémon Go!  Take a look!

That’s right, special ghost-type Pokémon and a seasonal Pikachu will be in the wild during the Halloween event. The event begins tomorrow at 3PM EST and will go on until November 2nd.  If you need me, I’ll be at my local Poké Stop getting supplies for the event.

Pokémon Go is out now for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

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Nintendo Adds a Limited Video Capture Feature to Switch October 19, 2017

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Nintendo has just released a major system update for the Nintendo Switch.  Everyone has been making a big deal about the system’s new profile transfer functionality, but Nintendo has one more trick up their sleeves, you can now capture in-game video and upload it online!  Here’s how it works:

Currently, the Switch’s video capture feature can only record up to 30 seconds of gameplay from four specific titles, and that gameplay can only be posted on services like Facebook and Twitter but this is a big start.  The four titles supported by this feature include The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, and ARMS.  Hopefully, this functionality will be improved and expanded in time.

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Darkness Approaches Trailer October 17, 2017

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Nintendo has just released the latest trailer for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. Now Pokémon Trainers will get a chance to see what is at stake in this game.

My head has been full of questions ever since I watched this trailer, how do they make you feel?  Post a comment below with your thoughts!

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon are coming November 17th, 2017 to Nintendo 3DS systems.

Gaming History You Should Know – The NES Loading Seam October 15, 2017

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If you’re like me, you grew up playing the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and it’s incredible library of games.  My favorite game to play on that system was Super Mario Bros 3, a phenomenal side scroller with easy to learn controls and challenging levels.

However, if you play Super Mario Bros 3 on a modern TV, you may notice a weird glitched frame on the side of the screen. The first time I saw it I was concerned my tv or my game console was broken, but I quickly learned it was actually an integral part of the game, and eventually I learned to ignore it.

I’m sure many of you are curious what this seam is, and why it appears in a game like SMB3. Well, the great guys over at Retro Game Mechanics Explained did a great video about the phenomenon, and explain in great detail what this seam is and why it is appears in so many NES games.

Five Nights at Freddy’s Vs Ghostbusters October 15, 2017

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They have defied gods and demons. They are our best, last and only line of defense. They are reasonably priced.  They are the Ghostbusters, and their job is to catch the ghosts who won’t stay dead.  Today, they may very well meet their match.

While Ghostbusters has been a very recognizable franchise, in comparison to other series like Star Wars, it hasn’t been seen as recognized for its fan contributions until more recently.

The guys over at Blue Core Studios, known for their Mega Man fanfilm, recently produced a truely inspired piece of fanfilm.  Freddie Fazbear’s Pizza has been suffering with supernatural issues every night. Odd noises and power issues happen every night and security guards have gone missing.  Who you gonna call?

iOS 11.0.3 Released October 11, 2017

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Apple has just released a minor software update for iOS 11 compatible iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices. The new update, iOS 11.0.3, fixes specific issues with Taptic feedback on iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus devices and fixes issues with iPhone 6s phones who have had their screens replaced by third party repair facilities.

You can download the update to your iOS 11 device right now using iTunes or your device’s internal software update feature.  Depending on your device and if you previously had the most recent version of iOS 11 installed, your update will require a download of about 250MB.

Marshadow Distribution Event for Pokemon Sun and Moon at GameStop October 11, 2017

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Nintendo has once again teamed up with retailer GameStop to distribute the exclusive Pokémon Marshadow at GameStop stores across the US.  Take a look to see what this Pokémon can do!

If you want to get Marshadow, you’ll need a copy of Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon to redeem it. GameStop will be distributing codes until October 23rd, so make sure to go now to get a code while they still have them.  You’ll need to set up internet access on your 3DS system and update your game to its most recent version to redeem the code.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are out now exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS systems.

Super Mario Odyssey Musical Trailer October 11, 2017

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We’re just days away from the release of the highly anticipated Super Mario game.  To celebrate, Nintendo created a little video where they turned one of the tunes from the game into a musical number. Get your dancing shoes out before watching this one.

Super Mario Odyssey is coming October 27th, 2017 exclusively to the Nintendo Switch.

Pokemon Go Plus iOS 11 Testing October 10, 2017

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Since we got the Pokémon Go Plus BlueTooth accessory, we’ve been having a few issues running the accessory while the iPhone was in standby.  The Pokémon Go app would either crash during standby or randomly disconnect from the phone, making a major selling point of Pokémon Go Plus moot. We predicted this was most likely a minor bug that could have been brought on in iOS 11, and would be fixed in an update.

Yesterday, Niantic released an update for the iPhone version of Pokémon Go, and we wanted to finally test how well the app runs with the Pokémon Go Plus accessory while in standby.  So we pulled out an old camera and decided to film a walk to see if there is any difference in how Pokémon Go will measure distance if you use the Plus while your phone is in standby. Our results will surprise you!

What do you think of our results? Post a comment below with your thoughts!

Pokémon Go is out now for iOS and Android Smartphones.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Final Trailer October 9, 2017

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Just want to put this here. Makes a lot more sense than showing it during Monday Night Football, don’t you think?