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'Pokemon Go' a hit 20 years after franchise debuts

Reference | FYI Aug 1, 2016

'Pokemon Go' a hit 20 years after franchise debuts

by Reiji Yoshida

"Pokemon Go," the GPS-crossover game for smartphones, has been an instant hit all over the world, particularly in Japan. The explosive popularity also means there are numerous Pokemon beginners. But what exactly is Pokemon? Why has the game proven so popular? And how does the revolutionary ...

New releases with a fighting spirit

Digital | ON: GAMES Mar 26, 2016

New releases with a fighting spirit

by Brian Ashcraft

'Pokemon' fights harder In a most unexpected collaboration, the folks behind the "Tekken" fighting games have teamed up with The Pokemon Company for a "Pocket Monster" fighting game. Dubbed "Pokken Tournament," the game trades "Pokemon" attack cutscenes for fighting game play. "Pokemon" characters, such as Pikachu, ...

Pikachu finds his voice

Digital | ON: GAMES Feb 27, 2016

Pikachu finds his voice

by Brian Ashcraft

Pikachu finds his voice The Great Detective Pikachu of "Meitantei Pikachu: Shin Konbi Tanjyou" is very different from other pikachus. The biggest shocker is that, unlike the others, he can speak. In fact, this crime-solving little guy not only talks, he likes to do it a ...