Gaming

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There are, it seems, people out there who may need to be reminded of what an augmented reality game is – it’s a game that takes place in a virtual space overlayed within our real, physical world. That’s how Pokémon Go works, stashing free-range Pokémon, PokéStops and Gyms into locations within our world without them being, y’know, real.

This was apparently not a distinction that two Pokémon Go players near Isla Vista were aware of when they saw an object floating in the ocean that shared the same coloring as the standard Poké Balls used in the franchise. They swam out, collected the thing, only to discover it was a research buoy used to track kelp. Whoops!

The mix-up was shared by a member of the Marine Science Institute at UC Santa Barbara on the edhat Santa Barbara website, where the report included a plea to “Please stop taking our drifters from the ocean!” and a couple of hastily Photoshopped but thematically relevant pictures, which we’ve included for you below. Aren’t we nice. [click to continue…]

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Color your own Dungeons & Dragons adventures in Monsters and Heroes of the Realms: A Dungeons & Dragons Coloring Book. It features 16 illustrations that come direct from the pages of the official D&D manuals as well as never-before-seen artwork.

I have a feeling some of you are going to create some gorgeous dragons using all the crayons in the box.

Monsters And Heroes Of The Realms: A Dungeons & Dragons Coloring Book $10.35

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These awesome Pokémon Go propaganda posters are the work of Savannah Alexandra. Prints are even available in her Redbubble store. Take a closer look at the series below. [click to continue…]

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If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like if Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy decided to give Pokémon Go a try, this video is probably about as close as you’re going to get. YouTuber Joerg Sprave of The Slingshot Channel has made many crazy weapons in the past, but this time he’s built a Poké Ball Launcher specifically designed to… well, I won’t ruin it for you. Suffice to say, it’s a highly entertaining bit of video, even if it does take a minute or so to get going. Watch it below. [click to continue…]

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We’ve all heard stories about cats being able to see ghosts. But can they see fictional digitized Pokémon? Some people in Japan seem to think so—and it isn’t just the cats. Apparently dogs and birds have the gift as well.

Then again, the people behind the photos could be just trolling everyone for a good ‘n’ proper laugh. Either way, though, these tweets are great fun to look at. Check out some of them below. [click to continue…]

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Modiphius Entertainment has announced that a new RPG dubbed Star Trek Adventures is currently in development with a playtest starting in early September. This is the first new Star Trek RPG in nearly 15 years. The release will also coincide with a new miniature line. [click to continue…]

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We thought that this phone-charging Pokédex Case was the ultimate Pokémon Go accessory, but this Poké Ball Charger makes a good case for itself. It’s 5300mAh, which isn’t horrible and it can be had for $40 on Etsy.

That is, until Nintendo shuts it down and wisely decides to make an official version.

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Pokémon Go opens with a loading screen which encourages players to mind their surroundings, featuring a delightful bit of artwork involving an absent-minded Pokémon trainer and an angry Gyrados.

It’s so charming that Magdalena Proszowska – a Polish artist working at Ubisoft’s Blue Byte Studio (y’know, the developers who make The Settlers) – decided to expand the concept, producing artwork in the same style to give advice to wannabe Pokémon Masters out there.

Just like the original bit of art they’re based on, these are charming, clever, funny, and they’re good advice too! You can check them out below. [click to continue…]

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As you’ve probably noticed, Pokémon Go mania is in a category all its own. If you live in a small town you probably haven’t witnessed this phenomenon at its highest levels, but that’s about to change.

Check out the video below to find out what happens when a Vaporeon shows up in a big city at around 11pm. [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…]