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How Competitive Pokemon Works

Share. The ins and outs of pro VGC and TCG tournaments. By Joshua Yehl and Casey DeFreitas The 2017 Pokemon World Championships are just around the corner, from August 18-20. The competition will be streamed live online so trainers all around the world can tune in to see who is ...

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Replay – Contra: Shattered Soldier

Let me warn you right now – we don’t spend a lot of time talking about Contra: Shattered Soldier in this episode. It’s a great game and one that I have fond memories of playing when it released in 2002, but there were just too many distractions too ignore. We ...

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Discord steals gamers from Skype with video chat and screensharing

Discord wants to destroy its biggest, best-funded competitor in the battle to be the communications layer for gaming. It wants to be the home for gamer clans strategizing and trash-talking with each other. After out-gunning its gaming-specific competitors like TeamSpeak, Mumble and Ventrilo with a secret $50 million fundraise earlier ...

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Twitch Announces New Desktop App

Twitch has revealed a desktop app, appropriately called the Twitch Desktop App, that allows Twitch users to watch Twitch streams, mod in overlays, and more. Perhaps most crucially, the app also allows chat in both text and video varieties, posing as a direct competitor to established chat program Discord. The ...

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The Evil Within 2: Shinji Mikami on His Input on the Sequel

Share. “I want Tango Gameworks to be a studio where young and talented creators are given a chance to succeed.” By Lucy O’Brien At this year’s E3, Bethesda’s Vice President of VP and Marketing Pete Hines told us that although original Evil Within director and founder of Tango Gameworks Shinji ...

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Valve Announces Dota 2-Based Card Game Artifact

Valve has used the grand stage of The International 7 to announce Artifact, an online card game based on Dota 2’s world and, to some extent, its mechanics.  The card game is based on three-lane gameplay, separating it from existing standard collectible card games. Additionally, there are brackets which spawn ...

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Here's What's in Ni No Kuni 2's Two Special Editions

Share. When a Prince becomes a King. By Vikki Blake Update: Bandai Namco has now officially revealed the various editions of the game, and they vary quite a lot between the US and Europe. Europe’s editions are as described below, costing £84.99 for the Prince’s Edition and 139.99 for the ...

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