Tag: Video Games

Pokémon Go Plus Finally To Be Released

Pokémon Go Plus Finally Releasing Next Week

Nintendo announced Thursday, That the Pokémon Go Plus will launch September 16th. The device connects via Bluetooth to your compatible device. The LED lights will flash when a Pokémon is near, and lets the player catch the Pokémon without having to open the app up on your device.

No price was mentioned Thursday, but Nintendo mentioned back at E3 in June that the device would cost 35 dollars. This announcement comes shortly after the big Apple Watch announcement. I am excited to try it. 35 dollars is a lot cheaper then the Apple Watch. However with all the features the apple watch had for the app, it got me hopeful that maybe an android version will come out on an android watches. Some android watches retail for half the cost of the apple watch.

Would anyone be interested in seeing us review the Pokémon Go Plus? I plan to be picking one up to try myself.

Sources: Nintendo

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The New Sony PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4 Pro, and PlayStation 4 Slim Announced

Sony held a press conference of their own Wednesday to a packed house. Sony announced not only one new PlayStation 4, but two. PlayStation’s Project Neo is now officially called PlayStation 4 Pro. The PlayStation 4 Pro will launch November 10th at the cost of 399. Which is great considering with updated hardware, Sony could have charged more.

The PlayStation 4 Pro will be able to output games in 4K. The Pro will also include a 1TB hard drive. The pro will be able to play other PlayStation 4 games, and even HDR video thanks to the upgraded GPU. Mark Cerny, the man behind the PS4 said YouTube, and Netflix are currently developing apps just for the PlayStation 4 Pro, while pointing out that the PlayStation VR experience would be ramped up with the Pro, allowing for more detail, Higher frame rates, and other improvements.

The other PlayStation 4 announced was a new slimmer model. The PlayStation 4 Slim will come with a 500gb hard drive, and a new price of 299. The new slim option is only .5 inches more narrow, and .75 inches shorter. Sony has removed the power, and eject invisible touch zones, and replaced with actual buttons. These buttons had been angering fans since the PS4 launch. The new slim model will launch September 15, 2016.

Sony seemed to impress today, and is probably looking at a very successful holiday season. I have held out on buying the PS4 personally because I tend to do most of my gaming on the pc. However, with the 299 price tag, I will finally purchase one.

Sources: Sony

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Pokémon Go Coming To Apple Watch

Photo: Apple

Niantic Labs announced today at Apple’s event, that Pokémon Go will soon be available on the Apple Watch. Cool features on the watch app will include; telling players how far they will have to walk to hatch an egg. Required experience points till the next level, and additional information about the player’s fitness. The Apple Watch app will also let players see when a Pokémon appears, and when a Pokéstop is nearby, without looking at their smartphones. Pokémon Go is set to be released on the Apple Watch sometime this year.

This announcement leaves me with some questions. Could the Apple Watch app replace any need for the Pokémon go plus? (If it ever hits shelves.) Will Niantic release the app on android watches? As an android user, this could convince me to invest in an apple watch. Being able to not constantly be looking at my phone while walking, and playing Pokémon Go would be a big plus. Let us know what you think of the announcement. Would you use it? Does it make you consider buying an Apple Watch?  Do you think the app will come to android watches? I guess we will have to wait and see how good the Pokemon Go Plus does at the much smaller price.

Sources: Apple

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No Man’s Sky Patch 1.08 is Live

Sean Murray’s No Man’s Sky Gets Patched

No Man’s Sky gets a patch numbered 1.08. There seems to be zero communication from the developer about what was patched. This game studio is so disorganized and out of the loop when it comes to modern game releases. AAA game titles have community managers who collect information from the developers and release that information to their players via channels of social media.

This is just another example of an overpriced game. Hire some people Sean, it’s absurd.

We had to dig through Reddit and other places to find information on what “seems” to be different from previous patch to now.

This what we found:

  • the game no longer freezes after saving a location.
  • opening galaxy loading screen is much smoother than before.
  • this patch really smoothed out the edges it seems.
  • reports that space combat has been changed.
    • the lock-on feature has been changed so that locking on is more difficult now.
  • reports that way points have disappeared.
  • noticed an improvements regarding:
    • lens flares
    • weather (storm) effects
  • new puzzles in the transmission towers.

If you have found other changes please list them in the comments below and we will update the list as we can. We also heard their are new bugs from this patch.

We heard that the galaxy map is no longer working correctly so that you can’t advance to the galactic core.

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