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New Zealand’s Tom Currie has become such a fan of Pokémon Go that he quit his bartending job to be a full-time Pokémon Trainer.

He’s not sponsored, so he’s doing all of this out of his own pocket, but you never know. Maybe we’ll see pro trainers if the craze keeps up.

For now, he’s caught (as of last count) 91 out of 151 possible Pokémon and he’s traveling and making lots of new friends. Check out more pics from his travels below. [click to continue…]

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Fans of Jack Burton and the Pork Chop Express will be happy to hear that a Big Trouble in Little China board game will be hitting store shelves sometime next year.

This will be an old-school tabletop game with miniatures for up to six players.

The maker of the board game, Boom Studios, notes that you can “play as Jack Burton or one of his brave friends on the mysterious quest to rescue the green-eyed beauty, defeat Lo Pan’s ancient magic, and save Chinatown from his evil minions. Players will venture through the iconic locations in Chinatown saving the helpless and thwarting evil plans, all the while discovering weapons and rare magics to use to their benefit.”

The working logo is below. Who’s excited to finally put Lo Pan down for good? [click to continue…]

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From the age of 10, artist Dane Cozens has been drawing realistic versions of Pokémon, and with the recent release of Pokémon GO what better time for him to revisit that old habit? He’s produced three posters, each featuring the final evolution of the original first-generation starter Pokémon, and they look absolutely astounding.

Check out the posters in their full glory below. [click to continue…]

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It’s hard to deny the positivity that Pokémon Go has brought into the world over the last week. It’s brought people together, got them outdoors for a little exercise, and has even been shown to benefit mental health. This story, though, shows that there is occasionally an emotional component as well.

Supposedly, a (Dutch?) gamer recently visited the grave of his younger brother, who had been a huge Pokémon fan—Pikachu in particular. His grave even had a Pikachu-shaped headstone. Guess what was waiting there… [click to continue…]

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A travel-sized NES with 30 classic games built in? Yes please. Good God—I hope Nintendo follows this up with a SNES version.

It will be available in stores starting on November 11th for $60 and will include an HDMI cable, AC Adapter (In North America) and a retro-style controller. Check out the full list of games below. [click to continue…]

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If you aren’t already waaaaaaaaay too deep into Pokemon Go, you’ll be interested to know that there’s a trick that will allow you to start with Pikachu instead of Squirtle, Charmander or Bulbasaur.

See how it’s done in the video below. [click to continue…]

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The butt pose is back with a vengeance in this fan art from NeoArtCorE. You may recognize his style from the fantastic Marvel superhero ladies series we posted a while back.

Check out the entire series below. [click to continue…]

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You might remember that incredibly detailed Destiny Titan figure that 3A unveiled about a year ago. Now they’re back with more – brand-new figures based on Warlock and Hunter. Plus, the figures are being released with three different color options. 3A’s own store will be getting one exclusive color set, Bungie’s store will be getting another, while the third set will go out to general retailers.

As with last year’s figure, these buggers are exceptionally detailed. They’re also not cheap, coming in at $190 a pop. So, uh, you’d better really like Destiny, I guess.

Check out photos of the new figures below. [click to continue…]

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Final Fantasy VII is finally getting its own Monopoly game, which makes sense because it’s a perfect fit.

Details are scarce, but the description reads:

Delve into the evolving city of Midgar in search of the latest business opportunities. Perhaps you’ll buy up a string of plots for housing development for the people, or go industrial and build a Mako reactor plant.

Trade with fellow players to secure key location and facilities and watch as savvy buyers secure a big pay day. A roll of a dice and a shrewd business mind will pave your way to success…Just watch out in case Shin-ra bring your empire crashing down!

Final Fantasy VII Monopoly is available to pre-order at $49.99 with shipping slated for April 2017.

(via Kotaku)

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Microsoft France is at it again with the amazing themed Xbox One giveaways. This time, three lucky gamers will win a console styled after the Game of Thrones intro.

Take a closer look at the console in the video below. [click to continue…]