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Pokémon Go trains you on how you’ll catch, evolve, and hatch ’em

Here’s how you’ll become a (kind of) real Pokémon trainer. The Pokémon Company and developer Niantic revealed new gameplay details for Pokémon Go, the anticipated location-based mobile game based on monster-collecting series. The mobile games business was worth $34.8 billion 2015, according to market research firm Newzoo. The Pokémon franchise, meanwhile, earns $1.5 billion a […]

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Pokémon Go trains you on how you’ll catch, evolve, and hatch ’em

Here’s how you’ll become a (kind of) real Pokémon trainer. The Pokémon Company and developer Niantic revealed new gameplay details for Pokémon Go, the anticipated location-based mobile game based on monster-collecting series. The mobile games business was worth $34.8 billion 2015, according to market research firm Newzoo. The Pokémon franchise, meanwhile, earns $1.5 billion a […]

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The Mustards dish on Shadow Complex Remastered and working with J.J. Abrams on Spyjinx

Chair Entertainment has been busy since it concluded its 50-million-download Infinity Blade mobile game series in 2014. Chair, a division of Epic Games, has just published Shadow Complex Remastered on the Xbox One and is prepping the title for the PlayStation 4 and Steam. It is also working on its Spyjinx game with Bad Robot Interactive, […]

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Foursquare’s Swarm now lets you make sense of where you’ve been

Foursquare has updated its Swarm app with a feature it calls an “important one.” Starting today, besides checking into places and competing for points against your friends, you now have access to an analysis of all that data. With “lifelogging,” you can see what story your check-ins have to tell. The main update takes place within your […]

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Google beefs up Gmail security with Safe Browsing warnings and tips for avoiding state-sponsored attacks

Google today updated Gmail with two new security improvements. The company also underlined a proposal to further boost email security as a whole. First up, Google has turned on its Safe Browsing service for Gmail users. While the feature has already been used to identify potentially dangerous links in messages, starting this week, Gmail users […]

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Skype will launch its universal Windows app preview in the coming weeks

Microsoft today announced that in the next few weeks it will roll out a preview of its Skype universal Windows app to people participating in the Windows Insider program. The current Skype app will still work on PCs running Windows 10, but Microsoft will be gradually bringing the existing app and the new one together. […]

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Digital gaming rakes in $6.2B in February thanks to PlayStation 4, Xbox One

People continue to spend more money on digital games. Consumers spent $6.2 billion on downloadable releases and microtransactions in free-to-play mobile and Web games last month, according to market-intelligence firm SuperData Research. That is up 10 percent year-over-year, and that growth came from console, PC, and mobile. The worldwide gaming market is worth $99.3 billion […]

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Candy Crush Saga dev Tommy Palm launches Bait! fishing app to lure gamers to the Samsung Gear VR

Resolution Games, the VR game studio started by Tommy Palm of Candy Crush Saga fame, has launched Bait!, a new free-to-play fishing game for the Samsung Gear VR virtual reality mobile headset. Bait! is one of a variety of games that Resolution Games is creating to lure gamers into VR. Stockholm, Sweden-based Resolution Games raised $6 […]

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DoorDash takes on Yelp, offers an ‘objective’ restaurant quality score

DoorDash, the SF-based company that lets people order food from their favorite restaurants for a fee, this week announced it has raised a whopping $127 million to accelerate its business. It’s not wasting any time making its next moves: Today DoorDash is releasing a new feature, called a “Delight score,” that rates the food delivery […]

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