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There's no better way to inspire children into a career in animal taxonomy and species classification than Pokémon. Possibly. A temporary Pokémon Lab in Japan is opening its doors to wannabe researchers (and their parents), offering them a Poké ball and 12 different stations t...

July 7th 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Gotta catch 'em all. Gotta catch 'em all. Gotta catch 'em all. For some 17 years, those words have reverberated around coder Pepijn de Vos's mind, and thanks to an Arduino and some ingenuity, his dreams have now come true. Well, probably not, but a project like this deserves an epic back story. In...

February 17th 2015 at 2:02am 0 Comments
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Are you going through Awesome Games Done Quick withdrawal like we are? Those that missed some of the speedrunning marathon's fast-paced antics have two options: Attempt to mash through a game of their choice as fast as possible or catch up on the action with archived videos. Frankly, we're taking...

January 12th 2015 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Primal Reversions debuted in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire as yet another way to boost the power (and cool factor) of particular Pokemon, and the Pokemon Trading Card Game's upcoming expansions will proceed accordingly. Fresh booster packs and two themed decks under the banner of XY &ndash...

December 28th 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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If you found an iTunes gift card stuffed in your stocking this week, feel free to think of it as a real-world Master Ball from the Pokemon series. Why? Because you can use it to capture Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre (or at least their theme songs) thanks to the recent release of the Pokemon Omeg...

December 27th 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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It may not be the first time someone's remade Pokémon for the Oculus Rift, but it's probably the most exciting. By pairing the VR headset with a Leap Motion and Voice Attack, players of the Unofficial Pokémon Alpha Prototype can even pick up Poké Balls and throw them at vanqui...

December 5th 2014 at 6:12am 0 Comments
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Pokemon is turning Ruby and Sapphire into gold again, after the 3DS remakes reportedly hit 7.7 million shipments worldwide. According to an announcement published by Famitsu (via Siliconera), last week's European arrival of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire provided a boost in the form of 35 percent mo...

December 4th 2014 at 8:20am 0 Comments
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Despite Nintendo's awkward stance on apps -- essentially claiming they won't support smartphones and tablets, then slowly warming up to the idea -- the company's independently operated Pokemon brand has been much more accepting of smart device trend. The latest example of this more open attitude co...

December 3rd 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Nearly one month ago, Nintendo revealed legendary Pokemon Mewtwo as a playable fighter for Super Smash Bros, available only to those that own both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game. Expected to arrive in spring 2015, the downloadable character will be free to the dual-Smash players, but new in...

November 20th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Like previous Pokemon games, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will feature appearances by legendary pokemon, though instead of one, two or three legendaries, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire offer players access to the entire swath of developer Game Freak's overpowered, nigh-godlike pocket mon...

November 14th 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments