Pokémon announced today that it will be bringing Pikachus, Mudkips, and
Bulbasaurs to an entirely new realm never inhabited by Pokémon before:
real life. In collaboration with Niantic, developer of the
augmented-reality sci-fi game Ingress, players can expect Pokémon Go
to use physical locales as settings for the otherwise familiar
collecting, battling, and trading. Aiding players is a new device called
the Pokémon Go Plus, which will augment the mobile game available for
Android and iOS devices.
Nowadays, the last three or four months of the year are usually packed with quality game releases, and this year looks like it's going to be no different. The problem is that it can be difficult to know where to spend your hard-earned cash. Let's take a look at 10 of the best games set to arrive before the year is done.
It's difficult to define the purpose of the iPod touch, but it's fair to say that one of its biggest uses is gaming. How does it compare to the latest release in a long-running dedicated portable gaming line, the New 3DS XL?
It's been less than three years since the Wii U first arrived on shelves, but Nintendo is already gearing up for a new hardware release. Codenamed NX, the new system is rumored to be launching as soon as Q4 2016, but it's currently shrouded in mystery. What form might the system take – and can it successfully combine both home console and portable gaming into one machine?
The Wii U hasn't had the strongest couple of years. Hitting shelves a full year before the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and offering an ambitious dual screen experience, there was some excitement building for the system back in 2012. Fast-forward to the present, though, and a drought of raw power and lack of third-party support have seen the console easily overtaken by its younger rivals. But is there finally enough quality content on the platform to make it a worthwhile purchase?
While we've come to expect a host of new and exciting games from E3, this year saw focus shift a little. The big, glossy new games were still there, but certain companies, Microsoft in particular, offered a second focus – one of augmenting the gaming experience with meaningful peripherals.
With big press events from Sony, Microsoft and a raft of third party publishers, and with Nintendo's unique Direct broadcast approach, it's all too easy to get lost in the tidal wave of announcements that hit in the first few days of the E3. All three big console makers presented a vision of what consumers can expect from their systems in the coming year, but whose showing was the strongest, and whose left a bitter taste in the mouth? Read on as Gizmag assesses this year's E3 offerings, and provides musings on what the announcements might mean for the current and future landscape of console gaming.
As always, Nintendo's E3 showing was a little different from what we saw from both Sony and Microsoft.
Taking a light-hearted approach to the whole thing, the company
announced a handful of new titles, and revealed a couple of key release
dates. Read on for the biggest game announcements from the E3 Nintendo