Nintendo agrees to require games with paid loot boxes to include the chances of winning randomized in-game items from them

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has announced that Nintendo is among the three major console manufacturers that have agreed to require games with paid loot boxes to include the chances of winning randomized in-game items from them. “I’m pleased to announce this morning that Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have indicated to ESA a commitment to … Continue reading Nintendo agrees to require games with paid loot boxes to include the chances of winning randomized in-game items from them

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You can upgrade to new Nintendo Switch model with longer battery life if you recently bought a Switch

Nintendo recently launched a new Nintendo Switch model that includes a significantly longer battery life compared to the standard console. The updated system will go on sale in the UK in early September. It is available now in select territories, including Australia, Hong Kong and the U.S. The console also comes with a pair of … Continue reading You can upgrade to new Nintendo Switch model with longer battery life if you recently bought a Switch

Morpeko is a new Pokémon that can quickly switch from ‘full belly’ to ‘hangry’ mode in Pokémon Sword and Shield

This new Pokémon can quickly switch from 'full belly' to 'hangry' mode. A new Pokémon named Morpeko will make its debut in the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield. Morpeko is constantly hungry and can quickly change from "full belly" mode to "hangry" mode, which causes aggression and its appearance to change.GIF via @Pokemon. The Pokémon … Continue reading Morpeko is a new Pokémon that can quickly switch from ‘full belly’ to ‘hangry’ mode in Pokémon Sword and Shield

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

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