Aug 20

Permanant Bans Going Out for Pokémon GO Cheaters

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Pokémon GO players involved in GPS spoofing, tricking the game into thinking you are in locations that you are not, along with other methods of cheating, may find themselves receiving a permanent ban.

In a post on the official Pokémon GO website, the game’s developers at Niantic announced that they are terminating accounts of players that show signs of cheating.

“Our main priority with Pokémon GO is to provide a fair, fun, and legitimate game experience for all players. If our system has determined that you cheated, then you will receive an email stating that your account has been terminated.”

If anyone feels their account has been banned by mistake, there is a way to make an appeal in the Pokémon GO Help Center.

Source: Polygon

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Aug 19

Crabrawler Joins Pokémon Sun and Moon

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If yesterday’s announcement of Turtonator wasn’t enough for you, Nintendo also announced another new pokémon appearing in Pokémon Sun and Moon: Crabrawler, a Fighting-type with the abilities Hyper Cutter or Iron Fist.

The company also unveiled Sandygast, Palossand and Stuffulthe, the English names for three of the pokémon revealed in last week’s issue of CoroCoro.

Pokémon Sun and Moon are slated to launch on the 3DS on November 18 for most of the world and on November 23 for Europe.

Source: Pokemon.com

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Aug 19

Metroid Gear Comes to Miitomo

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Miitomo x Metroid

Along with the launch of Metroid Prime: Federation Force, Nintendo is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Metroid series by putting out a bunch of new Metroid apparel in Miitomo.

All users will receive a free Metroid hat and 8-bit Samus tee for their Mii.

In the Miitomo Shop, users can purchase pins of Samus’ logo for 1,080 coins, and in the Miitomo Drop mini-game, players can try to win outfits modeled after Samus’ Power Suit, Zero Suit and casual outfit from Metroid Fusion.

Outfits based on the Mechs from Federation Force are available on the My Nintendo rewards page. The head and body parts cost 50 Platinum Points each and come in four different colors. There is also a Metroid logo tee available for 200 Platinum Points.

All of the items will be available for a limited time until September 15.

Source: Miitomo.com

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Aug 19

First Footage of Puyo Puyo Chronicle

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Following its announcement earlier this week, SEGA put out the first trailer for Puyo Puyo Chronicle, which gives a closer look at the upcoming 3DS puzzle RPG’s main story.

The official site for the game is now also up, but there isn’t much in the way of new information. It mostly goes over what was revealed when the game was first announced.

Puyo Puyo Chronicle is dated for December 8 in Japan, where it will also get a special Anniversary Box release.

Source: Puyosega [via Gematsu]

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Aug 18

eShop Thursday: “Summer Savings” Edition

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eShop Summer Savings

Today is the start of the Summer Savings sale in the eShop. You can save up to 30 percent on games like Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse and Mighty Switch Force! 2.

As for noteworthy new releases, Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs hits the Wii U Virtual Console today, while Power Disc Slam heads to the 3DS. The game doesn’t seem as visually lively as its inspiration Windjammers, but the gameplay does looks solid.

And, of course, there are the digital releases of Metroid Prime: Federation Force and Style Savvy: Fashion Forward tomorrow.

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Aug 18

Turtonator Is the Newest Pokémon Announced for Pokémon Sun and Moon

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The Official Pokémon Channel on YouTube released a new trailer for Pokémon Sun and Moon introducing everyone to Turtonator, who might possibly rival Geodude for the title of “Most 90s Sounding Name.”

The Blast Turtle Pokémon is a Fire- and Dragon-type that has the ability Shell Armor, which prevents it from receiving critical hits. Its unique Shell Trap move allows it to lay a trap at the beginning of a turn. If hit with a physical attack during that turn, Turtonator will counter with a hard-hitting explosion.

Last week, several new pokémon were unveiled, along with Sun and Moon‘s bad guys, Team Skull.

Source: The Official Pokémon Channel

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Aug 18

Pokkén Tournament Ships One Million Units Worldwide

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Pokken Tournament Box NA

The Wii U version of Pokkén Tournament is now one of the newest Nintendo games to pass the one million units shipped milestone.

The fighting game’s developer Bandai Namco confirmed the achievement in a recent press release.

Pokkén Tournament launched worldwide for the Wii U on March 18.

Source: Gematsu

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Aug 17

Great Detective Pikachu Movie Script to Possibly Be Penned by “Gravity Falls” Creator and “Guardians of the Galaxy” Co-Writer

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Detective Pikachu

Alex Hirsh, creator of the the Disney animated series “Gravity Falls,”and Nicole Perlman, co-writer on “Guardians of the Galaxy,” are in negotiations to write the script for Legendary Entertainment’s live-action Pokémon movie based on the Great Detective Pikachu 3DS game.

Legendary announced the acquisition of the rights to the new Pokémon movie last month. Production on the film is slated to start in 2017. Toho Co.,Ltd. will distribute the film in Japan, while Universal Pictures will handle distribution for the rest of the world.

Source: Variety

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Aug 17

Pokémon GO Sets Five World Records Since Its Launch

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Since launching last month, Pokémon GO has already managed to set five world records, according to the people at Guinness World Records and data from market research company SuperData.

The records are:

  • Most revenue grossed by a mobile game in its first month – $206.5 million
  • Most downloaded mobile game in its first month – 130 million downloads
  • Most international charts topped simultaneously for a mobile game in its first month (downloads) – 70 countries
  • Most international charts topped simultaneously for a mobile game in its first month (revenue) – 55 countries
  • Fastest time to gross $100 million by a mobile game – 20 days

Source: Guinness World Records [via My Nintendo News]

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Aug 17

GameStop Hosting Pokémon Event During the Pokémon World Championships Weekend

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Pokemon GameStop Event Aug 2016

Nintendo and select GameStop stores across North America are holding a separate event for Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Pokémon Omega Ruby during the 2016 Pokémon World Championships weekend.

Participants will get to compete against each other in the pair of games, with the first 50 people showing up getting a free set of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon art cards.

The event takes place from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (local time) on August 20. The full list of participating locations are placed after the break.

Source: Nintendo.com

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