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Mega Construx PokeBall Build November 18, 2017

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This past weekend, Toys R Us hosted another one of their incredible in-store Pokémon events. Unlike previous events which would typically give attendees promotional cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Toys R Us had a bunch of great stuff to give aspiring Pokémon Trainers, including a promotional card for the Pokémon TCG, a figurine, a custom binder, and a Mega Construx PokéBall.

Maniac assembled LEGO sets when he was a child, so seeing Mega Construx blocks appeared very familiar to him. Let’s take a closer look at the Mega Construx PokéBall, as Maniac assembles one for all of you.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon are out now exclusively on Nintendo 3DS platforms.


Special Rockruff Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon November 17, 2017

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Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon launched for the Nintendo 3DS earlier today. Here’s the official launch trailer!

I just wanted to tell everyone who picks up a copy of either Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon that Nintendo is offering a free Rockruff to all early players. You can obtain it for free using the game’s Mystery Gift feature. Just select the option to receive a gift from the internet. If you can’t connect your 3DS system to your home WiFi hotspot, you can get your 3DS online by visiting a participating Nintendo Zone location. This Rockruff is pretty unique and you can read all the details about this special Pokémon here.

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

Tales from IT – Diagnosing and Replacing a Broken MacBook Pro Hard Drive November 14, 2017

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We’ve got an all-new Tales From IT video today, where Maniac talks about some of his most difficult or most interesting experiences fixing computers and other electronic equipment.

Maniac’s girlfriend is a graphic artist and because of that, uses a Mac for her computing needs. One day, while working in Photoshop, she received an odd error message Maniac hadn’t seen in nearly a decade. Will he be able to discover the problem with her computer and fix it? Watch and find out!

New Alola Inspired Clothes Added To Pokemon Go November 14, 2017

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We are less than a week away from the release of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon on the Nintendo 3DS and because of that Niantic is celebrating the release by adding new avatar clothing in Pokémon Go inspired by the Alola region. The best part is…all the new items are completely free.

Yes you read that right, you can get new clothes for your Pokémon Go trainer right now completely free. The new threads include a new backpack, hat, shoes, top and bottoms. Make sure to log into Pokémon Go as soon as possible to get them while you can!

Pokémon Go is out now on Android and iOS devices. Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon are coming Friday exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS systems.

iOS 11.1.1 Released, I Issues Fixed November 11, 2017

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Many iPhone users reported a major issue after installing the last version of iOS 11. Certain phones were unable to replicate the I key when input into the phone’s keyboard, and would replace the I character with an A joined with a weird symbol and question mark (?). Apple has recently released a new software update, version 11.1.1, which is expected to fix that issue.

If you have an iPhone running iOS 11.1 you should install the update as soon as possible. You can install it through iTunes or your phone’s software update menu in the Settings App. If you’re already using iOS 11.1, the update should only require a download of about 45MB.

We can’t completely confirm the I issue is fixed since none of the iPhones we use here were giving us the problem, but several testers in the media have confirmed the issue was fixed and it is included in Apple’s iOS 11.1.1 patch notes.

FAIL: How Disney Got Back Oswald November 8, 2017

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Welcome back to the highly-anticipated return of FAIL, where we look at Hollywood’s epic business management failures. Today, we’re going to be talking about a FAIL that ended up working out very well for one major company and for an all-new generation.

Before Mickey Mouse was a twinkle in Walt Disney’s eye, Walt created Oswald The Lucky Rabbit for Universal Studios. After Walt decided to leave Universal to start his own company, he was told he could not take Oswald with him, and Walt went on to create Mickey Mouse. Since they both were created by Walt Disney, Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was considered by many Disney historians to be Mickey Mouse’s brother. Sadly, Universal had kept the legal rights to Oswald in one of their vaults for decades, despite the fact they had done nothing with him for nearly a century.

Who would have thought that a contract renewal for famous sportscaster Al Michaels would trigger a series of events to bring Oswald The Lucky Rabbit back to his true owners?

Date Nite – Pokemon: I Choose You Review November 7, 2017

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Over the last two nights, Fathom Events hosted a special event at movie theaters. An all-new feature-length animated Pokémon film was shown at cinemas across the United States. It was a very limited release, but the event intended to celebrate twenty amazing years of Pokémon movies, and participants who bought tickets were given an exclusive Promotional card for the Pokémon TCG and a digital code for the upcoming Pokémon games Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon!

Date Nite is an all-new video series for this website where Maniac and his girlfriend Princess Angel review a film they saw together. Today, they’ll be taking about the Fathom Events premiere of Pokémon: I Choose You, and give their spoiler-free and spoiler-filled thoughts about the special event and the film.

Hope you enjoyed our review, please post a comment below with what you think of this new series!

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Direct November 7, 2017

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The original Xenoblade Chronicles was an epic, well received game which saw a limited release on the original Nintendo Wii. Despite its limited status, it was later ported to the New Nintendo 3DS, where it became a must-own game for new adopters of the upgraded handheld. Now, Nintendo has an all-new platform in the form of the Nintendo Switch and one of the first games Nintendo Announced for the Switch was a highly-anticipated follow up to the fan favorite Xenoblade Chronicles.

Earlier today, Nintendo devoted an entire episode of their popular Nintendo Direct webseries to showcase Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on the Nintendo Switch. If you’re a Switch owner or just a big fan of the Xenoblade franchise you should give it a watch.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is coming to the Nintendo Switch.

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Team Rainbow Rocket Trailer November 2, 2017

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We’re just a few weeks away from the highly-anticipated release of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon and Nintendo has just released the newest trailer for the game. Anyone who played the first generation of Pokémon might want to take a closer look at their screens before they start to watch.

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

Microsoft Releasing Xbox One X Enhanced Patches For Quantum Break and Halo 5: Guardians Today November 2, 2017

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Xbox One X owners will be very happy to find out two games that will be capable of native 4K gameplay today.  Quantum Break and Halo 5: Guardians are getting free enhancement patches to improve their gameplay and make them native 4K compatible when played on a 4KTV with the Xbox One X console.

The two new enhanced games will join other Xbox One titles like Titanfall 2 and Diablo III which already have Xbox One X enhancements.  Players will be able to download those patches for free on a case by case basis as they are released. However, you might want to have a Coke while you’re waiting for the games to patch, early estimates are saying the required download size for each patch is high, although we haven’t been able to independently verify that yet.

Remember, this is just a small list of games that will be enhanced with native 4K features today, all Xbox One games will play in 4K on the Xbox One X, and more games like Final Fantasy XV will be enhanced as time goes on.