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Get Geek-Chic with Uniqlo’s UTGP 17″ Nintendo Inspired T-Shirts

Popular clothing retailer Uniqlo is continuing to embrace its unique experience not only for buyers but also the artists who’ve contributed over the years to their annual UT Grand Prix! While previous iterations saw a focus on popular anime and gaming from the clothing retailer, this year they managed to stay close to their roots but with a whole new offering: Nintendo. Every summer artists from all over the world get a chance to submit their designs to be featured the following... Read More

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Pokémon Snap Added To US Wii U Virtual Console Catalog (Finally)

Longtime Pokémon fans, rejoice:  The beloved classic Pokémon game Pokémon Snap has, at last, come to the Wii U Virtual Console for North American players!  Although the game has been playable on Wii U since last year for other markets, it was inexplicably never made available for players in the US, Canada, and Mexico.  As one of their first bits of news for 2017, Nintendo announced the addition of the game to the US Virtual Console library, effective January 5, for $9.99. The 1999 N64... Read More

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From the Front Lines: The Pokémon Sun and Moon Midnight Release!

And the big night has finally arrived! I am writing this from my local GameStop, eagerly awaiting my copy of Pokémon Sun. Pokémon is experiencing a huge resurgence following this summer’a release of the mobile game Pokémon Go, and it is clearly evident at this release. I rolled up at 10pm to find a completely packed store. I’m talking about forty or so trainers ready to set out on a new journey in the Alola Region! The atmosphere’s perfect for Pokémon’s 20th... Read More

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Pokémon Sun and Moon to Replace Gyms and HMs with New Mechanics, Source Confirms

For the first time in the two-decade run of the Pokémon series, some of the most familiar playthrough components are getting an update. While not explicitly mentioned in the Pokémon Sun and Moon pre-release trailers or the recently-released game demo, astute trainers have noticed zero footage showing players utilizing HM moves in the overworld or battling in Pokémon Gyms. While this could’ve easily been brushed off as conspiracy speculation by rabid fans eagerly awaiting the... Read More

Video Games

Pokemon Sun & Moon Demo Announced

If you have been hankering for some new Pokemon action, and are having trouble containing your excitement prior to the Pokemon Sun/Moon release, I have some great news for you: A playable demo for Pokemon Sun and Moon will be released via the Nintendo E-Shop and the Nintendo website beginning on October 18th! That’t right trainers, you will be able to explore the Alola region a month before the November 18th release! Oh but Nintendo did not stop there!  With the demo you will... Read More

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Echoes of Snap – Newest Pokémon Sun and Moon Trailer Unveils Game Elements

As has become the usual since the games’ official announcement earlier this year, another preview trailer has been released for the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon versions.  This particular installment focused largely on game mechanics, storyline elements, and of course, unveiled a few new Pokémon species. In an announcement sure to ring nostalgic to longtime fans of the series, the trailer introduced the ability to use an in-game camera to take pictures of Pokémon moving about in the... Read More

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Blast from the Past: Migrating Pokémon from Generation 1 to Generation 7

A Nintendo Direct news release on November 12, 2015 announced that the Pokémon games that started it all were to be released on the Virtual Console in recognition of the franchise’s upcoming 20th anniversary on February 27, 2016.  Pokémon Red Version, Blue Version, and Yellow Version, collectively known as Generation 1 , were a welcome nostalgic way to bring the classic games into the hands of modern players, some of whom may not have even been born prior to when they first came... Read More

Anime/Manga

Box Cover Legendary Pokémon, Players Characters, a New Rival, and More Revealed in the Newest Pokémon Sun and Moon Trailer

A new trailer was released a few days ago from the Pokémon Company, unveiling a whole plethora of details on the forthcoming installments of the long-running RPG franchise, Pokémon Sun  and Moon. As is often the case for the Pokémon on the games’ box art, the “version mascot” usually figure prominently into the storyline.  Since Generation 2 (back in 1999, for those keeping track), each Pokémon featured on the cover’s often an immensely-powerful, once-a-game creature,... Read More

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Pokémon: Johto League Champions Complete DVD Collection Released by VIZ Media

A few days ago, fans of the wildly popular Pokémon franchise were given an unexpected treat from VIZ Media, one of the biggest distributors and publishers of both anime and manga in North America: Pokémon: Johto League Champions – The Complete Collection released on DVD. The six-disc set features all  fifty-two episodes from the massively beloved anime. You can buy it here for the amazing sale price of $33.89, a whopping 32% off the initial release total! From the sprawling... Read More

Anime/Manga

All Systems Are Go! Pokémon GO, That Is

Niantic Labs, creators of the wildly popular Ingress augmented reality game, have just announced that registration for its most recent project, Pokémon GO , is going public. I had the pleasure of playing a tech demo a few months back, and I can tell you that this game’s definitely worth the wait. Built for iOS and Android platforms, the game’s due out sometime in 2016. Pokémon GO combines mobile-location technology using your mobile devices GPS function and augmented reality... Read More