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Pokémon Sword and Shield: Three reasons to be excited

Dang, it wasn’t called Pokémon Crown after all 😛 I can’t help but chortle though… The internet was surprisingly close! Yesterday, Nintendo announced two brand new titles for the Pokémon franchise, coming to the Switch in late 2019. Titled Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, these new games have been hotly anticipated ever since Nintendo launched its nifty handheld console. And […]

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Switch releases 2019: Three reasons to be excited

Wow, it seems ages since we last had a Nintendo Direct! I think the last ‘general’ one was in September 2018, as the one that followed in November was dedicated to that small indie title known as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. So, whilst we wait for something concrete from Nintendo, I thought I’d put a little something together to tide us […]

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Is a Pokémon Red movie in the works?

With the silver screen debut of Detective Pikachu just a few months away, the current rumour mill suggests that another Pokémon epic could soon be heading to theatres. According to the team at We Got This Covered, the next ‘pocket monster’ adaptation will be a big-screen version of the beloved Gameboy title Pokémon Red. More specifically, the new movie will […]

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Is Pokémon Crown the next Pokémon game?

Let’s weigh-in on some internet conspiracy theories – it’s been a while. Like many people, I’ve recently reached the end of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and whilst there appears to be a wealth of intriguing post-game content, my sights are now set on what other delights the Pokéverse can offer me in 2019. When can I get my next Pokémon […]

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My favourite games of 2018

Now is the winter of our disc content! I think I played more new games in 2018 than in any other year. Actually, I wouldn’t be surprised if this was the case for a lot of people, particularly given the barrage of new titles that assaulted players’ wallets in the later months. And to be honest, I don’t think I […]

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Pokémon: Let’s Go is getting review bombed

You know the score: if a major franchise does something you don’t like, the respectable thing is to take to the internet and to do everything within your power to make sure it suffers and BURNS. That’s how most problems get solved, right? The latest victim of the webosphere’s pitchforks is the newest entry in the Pokémon series: Pokémon: Let’s Go, […]

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Pokémon Let’s Go reviews: Is it any good?

There are still a couple of days to go before the latest Pokémon titles Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! hit the shelves, but the first reviews have started to trickle in – and thanks to the fount of all knowledge that is Metacritic, we already have some indication as to how this pocket monstering adventure is going to play […]

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Nintendo drops Super Smash Bros. Ultimate demo

Yes, you read correctly. You can go and play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate right now! Sort of. Nintendo has just launched something called the Nintendo Switch Holiday Experience, which means that gamers in select areas can go into retail stores and play demos of some of the Switch’s hottest titles – including the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Alas, this is limited to […]

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Pokémon Let’s Go: Is an Eevee Tamagotchi on the way?

Tamagotchi fans rejoice – you could soon be carrying your very own Eevee around in your pocket. I have delved into the darkest depths of the internet (Twitter) and discovered some Pokémon news that will send shockwaves through the streets of Celadon City… Serebii Update: Unconfirmed sell sheet potentially reveals a special Eevee & Tamagotchi collaboration. Details @ https://t.co/gDbXkHSvkT pic.twitter.com/HnNFBFjorp — […]

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Coming soon: A gaming phone from Samsung?

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Huawei is taking on the Nintendo Switch with its Mate 20 X, we now have this curious Samsung tidbit courtesy of Softpedia News. Apparently, the South Korean firm is hard at work developing a new mobile gaming rival – one that could potentially thwart Huawei’s masterplan and consign the beloved Nintendo Switch […]

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Pokémon Go: A puzzling surge in popularity

You may think that Pokémon Go was a flash-in-the-pan craze that won the mainstream imagination for two whole weeks in 2016 before vanishing into obscurity, but you’d be wrong. According to a recent report from VG247, Pokémon Go grossed a non-shabby $84.8 million in September 2018 – its highest takings for the year so far. September was also the highest month for installs, with […]

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Is a Nintendo Switch PR crisis looming?

Prepare yourselves for a doom-laden post! The sky is falling, Nintendo is going under, we’ll never play a console game again…!! Actually, despite the sensationalist headline, I do intend to ask a legitimate question: Is a Nintendo Switch PR crisis looming? I’m not sure of the answer, but I work on the fringes of the PR world in my day-to-day […]

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Is a Special Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Switch bundle on its way?

Could a special Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Switch bundle be on its way this Christmas? This may seem like a strange thing to be speculative – or indeed conspiratorial – about, but there’s nothing the internet likes more than grainy leaked photos of products that haven’t yet been announced. Take a look at this… It’s a photo of a photo, apparently originating […]

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2018 game releases: Top tips for managing your wallet

2018 game releases! There are many still to come. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a video game schedule quite so intense or jam-packed, at least not in terms of the major franchises being represented. Over the next four months, we can expect… Marvel’s Spider-Man – September 7 Shadow of the Tomb Raider – September 14 Life is Strange […]

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Disney, Sonic and Snake Pass: An interview with producer David Wall

David Wall is a game producer at Tag Games in Dundee, Scotland. Over the last decade, he’s worked on such titles as Pokémon Black and White, Disney Infinity, Snake Pass, Sonic and All Stars Racing: Transformed and Doctor Who: The Adventure Games. His favourite all-time game is Deus Ex, and he champions coffee and Marmite. Dave was a difficult man to secure an interview with, and […]

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Say hello to the new Pikachu charger!

The world is now a happier place – there’s a new Pikachu charger for sale! Or at least there will be. If you live in Japan. I’m back-peddling all the time. Cheer up though – it’s good news! Nintendo has announced this rather fun Pokémon-themed device to brighten up your bedroom, which is basically Pikachu’s backside, BUT if you stop […]