Polygon explains how Nintendo introduced the Game Boy, Tetris and Pokémon to the West

The folks at Polygon have put together an informative piece to explain how Nintendo introduced the Game Boy, Tetris and Pokémon to the West. Read on below for a few excerpts from the riveting article: "In Japan, the Game Boy would be an easy sell. It was as perfect a device for children and the … Continue reading Polygon explains how Nintendo introduced the Game Boy, Tetris and Pokémon to the West

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Polygon selects Pokémon as the third greatest Game Boy franchise of all time

Polygon writer Jeremy Parish has put together a list of his 30 greatest Game Boy games of all times. Unsurprisingly, the Pokémon franchise made the cut at No. 3 with Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue and Pokémon Yellow being put into consideration: 3. POKÉMON (SERIES) (GAME FREAK/NINTENDO, 1998) Nearly a decade after the Game Boy’s debut, … Continue reading Polygon selects Pokémon as the third greatest Game Boy franchise of all time

New Galar region in Pokémon Sword and Shield inspired by British Isles with iconic British landmarks like London, Glasgow

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield take place in the new Galar region. Galar is officially described as an expansive region with diverse environments— an idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forest and craggy, snow-covered mountains. The people and the Pokémon who live there work together closely to develop the industries in the region. The new region … Continue reading New Galar region in Pokémon Sword and Shield inspired by British Isles with iconic British landmarks like London, Glasgow

Early and unused Pokémon designs reveal mecha Pokémon, balloon Pokémon, platypus Pokémon, Cubone-like creature, mini Blastoise and more

A plethora of early Pokémon designs recently surfaced online, courtesy of the Pokémon historians at Helix Chamber. The latest batch offers another look at early and unused Pokémon that include the following (with Helix Chamber’s made-up names): “Ohmega,” which was a Kaiju-meets-mech a la Mechagodzilla: “Bloonder,” a sentient, fighting balloon Pokémon: And “Weirduck,” which Psyduck … Continue reading Early and unused Pokémon designs reveal mecha Pokémon, balloon Pokémon, platypus Pokémon, Cubone-like creature, mini Blastoise and more

New Galar region in Pokémon Sword and Shield might be based on the UK

It looks like Pokémon Sword and Shield is set in the UK 🇬🇧 Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield take place in the new Galar region. Galar is an expansive region with diverse environments— an idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forest and craggy, snow-covered mountains. The people and the Pokémon who live there work together closely … Continue reading New Galar region in Pokémon Sword and Shield might be based on the UK

Niantic is now worth nearly $4 billion thanks to Pokémon GO

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Niantic is now worth nearly $4 billion, following the $200 million round of venture capital being raised by the Pokémon GO developer. Niantic raised $200 million last year for a valuation of around $2.7 billion. Although Pokémon GO is not dominating the charts as it initially did a couple … Continue reading Niantic is now worth nearly $4 billion thanks to Pokémon GO

Junichi Masuda discusses extensive Pokémon development history at Game Freak from Pokémon Red and Blue to Pokémon Let’s Go

The folks at Polygon recently got an opportunity to chat with Game Freak's Junichi Masuda, who's been heavily involved with Pokémon video games since the very beginning of the franchise. Masuda talked about a plethora of different topics, from the original Pokémon Red and Blue to the upcoming Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go … Continue reading Junichi Masuda discusses extensive Pokémon development history at Game Freak from Pokémon Red and Blue to Pokémon Let’s Go

Video: Functioning Wii console built into tiny Altoids tin, dubbed KillMii

Shank, a hardware modder and hardcore Nintendo fan, has managed to cram a fully-functional Wii into a tiny Altoids tin. Dubbed KillMii, the final product is apparently actual Wii hardware as the result of a project that began in April 2017. Despite being portable, the device is said to have a measly 10-minute battery life. … Continue reading Video: Functioning Wii console built into tiny Altoids tin, dubbed KillMii

KillMii: Functioning Wii built into tiny Altoids tin

Shank, a hardware modder and hardcore Nintendo fan, has managed to cram a fully-functional Wii into a tiny Altoids tin. Dubbed KillMii, the final product is apparently actual Wii hardware as the result of a project that began in April 2017. Despite being portable, the device is said to have a measly 10-minute battery life. … Continue reading KillMii: Functioning Wii built into tiny Altoids tin

Junichi Masuda confirms Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee are easy to play through, but difficulty increases with post-game content

Game Freak director Junichi Masuda has revealed that Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee feature post-game content in the form of a new mode called Master Trainers. Not every part of the Pokémon Let’s Go games allows for cooperative play, but parts that support it will be significantly easier. “There’s no getting around it,” Masuda … Continue reading Junichi Masuda confirms Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee are easy to play through, but difficulty increases with post-game content