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iOS 11.1 Released October 31, 2017

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Apple has just released a medium sized update to iOS 11 powered devices including the iPhone and iPad. The new update, iOS 11.1, fixes a known issue with WPA2 security, restores a previously removed 3D Touch gesture, and includes new bug fixes and emojis.

You can install iOS 11.1 right now using your device’s Software Update feature or install it from your PC or Mac using iTunes. Depending on your device and if you are using the previously most recent version of iOS 11, your update can require a download of about 250MB.

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Toys R Us Announces Next Pokemon Play and Trade Event October 30, 2017

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US-based toy retailer Toys R Us has been hosting awesome Pokémon Play and Trade Events for quite some time now. They’re always a fun and free time where players of every aspect of Pokémon fandom can get together and receive a free gift for attending.  Earlier this week they have confirmed the date and time for their next Pokémon event.

While we all wait eagerly in anticipation for the event to start, here’s the newest trailer for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon.

The next Toys R Us Pokémon event will be hosted November 11th, 2017 between 1pm-3pm. Attendees who participate in the event can receive an exclusive foil Jangmo-O TCG card, and a collector’s album. Other goodies are going to be given out to the first fifty attendees.

DETROIT – Paris Games Week 2017 Trailer October 30, 2017

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We have been huge fans of the game developers at Quantic Dream for over a decade now. Their games have revolutionized the console adventure game genre, and we’ve been looking forward to the release of their latest game, DETROIT: Become Human since it was announced.  Now, the latest trailer for the game has just been released during Paris Games Week 2017, and if you loved games like Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls or Indigo Prophecy, you need to take a closer look at this trailer.

DETROIT: Become Human is coming exclusively to the PS4 in 2018.

Spider-Man PS4 Paris Games Week 2017 Teaser October 30, 2017

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We got an up close and personal look at Spider-Man on the PS4 at E3 2017.  I thought the game had fantastic fluid gameplay, but very little was revealed about the game’s actual story. Earlier today, during Paris Games Week 2017, Insominiac Games and Sony Released this teaser trailer for Spider-Man on the PS4 and now we finally have a closer look at the game’s story, take a look!

This looks like it has the potential to be one of the best Spider-Man stories in years.  Seriously Insomniac, if you had told me this was a trailer for the next Spider-Man film I may have believed you.

Spider-Man is coming wxclively to the PS4 in 2018.

The Last of Us Part II Paris Games Week 2017 Trailer October 30, 2017

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Sony has released a deluge of incredible new PS4 game trailers to celebrate Paris Games Week 2017 and we’ve got the biggest trailers for the most important upcoming games right now.

Back in 2013, Naughty Dog released The Last of Us on the PS3.  Not only was the game a critical and commercial success, its unique story, polished gameplay, distinct art style and oscar caliber voice acting has put it on the sort list of one of the greatest games ever made.  Late last year, Sony announced they were making a sequel. Since then, very little information about the game has been shown.  Today, that lapse in information comes to an end.  Please enjoy.

The Last of Us Part II is coming exclusively to the PS4.

Silent Hill Podcast October 24, 2017

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We are back with the big return of the GameXcess.net Podcast!  Today, we’ve got a special video in anticipation for Halloween, we will be talking about the beloved Silent Hill franchise!

If you’ve never listened to a podcast before, it is an unscripted series where we talk about our memories of a specific gaming franchise. Specifically, we talk about the history of the franchise, our experiences with it and what we think the future holds for it. As I’m sure you will be able to tell, the fact that this podcast clocks in at over an hour and forty minutes long, we have a lot to say!  Enjoy.

What Original Xbox Games Will Work on the Xbox One October 23, 2017

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Earlier in the year, Microsoft made the epic announcement that a select amount of games from the original Xbox console would be made playable on the Xbox One using an all new Backwards Compatibility feature.  Today, I’m happy to announce that feature is going to be activated very soon and here’s the official list of games you’ll be able to play on the Xbox One console.

  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Crimson Skies: High Road To Revenge
  • Ninja Gaiden Black
  • Fusion Frenzy
  • Black
  • Psychonauts
  • Dead to Rights
  • BloodRayne 2
  • Red Faction II
  • Sid Meier’s Pirates!
  • Grabbed by the Ghoulies
  • The King of Fighters Neowave
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

It’s a little sad the original Halo or Halo 2 isn’t on the list but I’m sure they’re still under consideration. Players will be able to play these games on the Xbox One using either the original game discs or they can purchase the games digitally on the Xbox Store. Why upgrade?  Well, Microsoft made this video comparison showing the difference between how Knights of the Old Republic plays on the Xbox One S vs how it looked on the original Xbox.

System Link in each game will work fine with any other consoles the game is backwards compatible with, however Xbox Live functionality on those games were discontinued back in 2010 and because of that you won’t be able to play the games online.

Free Halloween Hat in Pokemon Go October 22, 2017

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A very festive hat has just appeared in Pokémon Go and trainers everywhere should be able to put it on their in-game avatars right now for free.

Simply open your in-game trainer menu and select the style option from the game. You’ll find the hat below in the hat menu. Just select it and put it on your trainer’s head by tapping on the choose button.


I have no idea how much longer Niantic is going to offer this hat so get it as soon as you can.

Pokémon Go is out now for Android and iOS smart devices.

Starbucks Promoting Pokemon Go Lure-a-Thon October 22, 2017

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I know tons of Pokémon Go trainers have been glued to their smart devices since Friday afternoon trying to catch some of the recently released GEN3 ghost type Pokémon or the special Pikachu wearing a witch hat.

Trainers know that successfully catching Pokémon requires in-game supplies like Pokéballs and berries, and because of that it is always a good idea to visit real-world Pokestops for those supplies.  Starbucks has already partnered with Niantic to turn their national chain of coffee shops into Pokestops and Pokémon Gyms, but they’re doing something extra special this Halloween.  They are going to activate a lure module every day for the entire time the Pokémon Go Halloween event is happening.  This should give players a better chance to catch and help them evolve the newest Pokémon!

Starbucks says their Pokestops will turn their lures on automatically at 3PM and turn off at 6PM every day the Halloween event is live.  I can personally attest this works, as I was in a Starbucks earlier today to see the lure module activate automatically.

If you’re as excited as me about this then don’t waste any time!  Go now because the Pokémon Go Halloween event will only last until Nov 2nd!

Pokémon Go is out now for Android and iOS smart devices.

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.