Pokémon GO SDCC Panel: Game is Only 10% of Final Product, More Features on the Way

At this year’s SDCC, a lot of attention was paid to the Pokémon GO panel, featuring members of the Niantic Lab’s team. A lot of details were revealed, but most importantly, it should be known that no legendary Pokémon were released for those in attendance to catch. That would have really chapped my hide.

According to what was discussed, Pokémon GO is hardly finished, with the developers stating that the game is at about 10% of what they want it to be. Yes, you read that right, only 10%. As for which features we can expect in the future, Niantic wants to bring more Pokémon (as in later generation Pokémon), release legendaries (but only when everyone in the world has access to the game), as well as new functionality for Gyms.  (more…)

Borderlands 2 Hits Google Play for Select NVIDIA SHIELD Devices, Priced at $15

The day has finally come, although, somewhat unfittingly because one of the people who would appreciate this announcement the most is no longer writing for us. Eric, this means you. Borderlands 2, the sequel to Borderlands, is now available for the SHIELD Android TV and SHIELD Tablet from NVIDIA. Talk of Borderlands 2 for Android began in 2012, and funny enough, Eric actually wrote that post.

The Borderlands 2 title you will now find on Google Play is exactly the same as you would see on the gaming console inside of your home. You will be leading a team of misfit companions, using unique strengths and weapons to take on Handsome Jack in the world of Pandora. Of course, all of the same loot, weapons, and Relics are available for your usage.  (more…)

Party Hard on Google Play for NVIDIA SHIELD Devices, Priced at $13

Imagine you are comfortably snoozing in your bed, only to be rudely awoken by your noisy neighbors who are throwing a raging house party next door. This would upset you, right? Typically, a call to the police for a noise complaint would be a decent route to take, but not for the main character in Party Hard. In this world, you take matters into your own hands, dispensing justice and death to anyone who dares wake you from slumber.  (more…)

Fallout Shelter Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary, Intros Quests and Improved Combat

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Fallout Shelter, the good folks at Vault-Tec (aka Bethesda) are doing big things. Since launch of Fallout Shelter onto iOS and Android, Overseers have been stuck inside of the Vault, not allowed to experience the action that happens outside. But now, Quests have been added to the game, allowing you, the person in charge, to go explore the Wasteland.  (more…)

Report: Trading is Coming Soon to Pokémon GO, But so are Sponsored Locations

Moving forward, we promise to not stupidly SEO spam about Pokémon GO (we’ve been pretty respectful, I think), but the latest news is important for those who have been enjoying the game. For anyone who knows what the old Pokémon cards were all about, trading was a big deal. You get a few good cards, trade them to a friend for something better, then that cycle repeats itself until everyone is satisfied with their collection.

Trading is one aspect that Pokémon GO launched without, and for fans of the franchise, that was a major downside. However, in a recent interview with Niantic’s CEO, John Hanke, trading is indeed coming sometime soon to the game. (more…)

Poll: Did You Play Pokemon GO This Weekend?

You played Pokemon GO this weekend, right? If you say “no,” I don’t know that I can believe you.

Even me, the guy who spent 30 mins on Friday’s DL Show talking about how little I know or understand about Pokemon, installed Pokemon GO and nabbed a Pokemon or three from within my living room within the past couple of days. Everywhere I went over the weekend, which included a toddler party on Saturday, there were people talking about it. Yes, the parents at the toddler party, many of whom are old like me, talked Pokemon GO for lengthy periods of time. Honestly, I think some were counting the minutes until their child was headed for bed so that they could run around their neighborhood with phones up, tossing balls in AR to creatures from their past that are back and taking the world once again by storm.

So we want to know, because there is no denying the level of buzz surrounding this game at the moment, how many of you spent some time playing Pokemon GO this weekend? If you did spend some time, be sure to head over to this giveaway we are doing to show off your collection – you could win some Play credit!

Did You Play Pokemon GO This Weekend?

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P.S. – I still don’t understand it at all, even after reading Eric’s sweet Pokemon GO tips and tricks posts from earlier. I guess I should get to learning.

Pokémon GO: Tips and Tricks to Make You the Very Best, Like No One Ever Was

Pokémon GO is literally taking over the world. As awful as the launch of the game has been due to countless server issues, no one can seem to stay indoors anymore. Even the White House and the Pentagon are getting in on the action.

True to the original Pokémon games, Nintendo and Niantic didn’t explain much about the game in terms of “How To,” so to help you level up quickly and find the best Pokémon, let me be your Professor and give you some Pokemon GO tips and tricks while out playing. (more…)