Pokken Tournament DX deserved a better reveal

In the Pokemon Direct yesterday, Nintendo revealed a great game, Pokken Tournament DX, in the worst possible way. It wasn’t quite as bad as when Square Enix trolled all who attended the PlayStation Experience in 2014 with a PS4 port of FFVII, but I’d argue that it was worse than the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze fiasco: Donkey Kong was a far more popular game than Metroid (the game fans were hoping Retro was working on), but Pokken Tournament DX is a new spin-off that has nothing on the mainline Pokemon games. It certainly didn’t help that the Direct opened by amplifying fan expectations, saying they would announce the first Pokemon game for Nintendo Switch. Continue reading Pokken Tournament DX deserved a better reveal

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For PlayStation executives, old games are bad games

Sony executives Shawn Layden and Jim Ryan sat down with TIME to tout the PS4’s nearly 60 Million units sold, and to talk about the future of the platform. That is all they had to do. Instead, when the interviewer raised what seemed to be a throwaway question about bringing older titles to current gen consoles, Ryan gave a headline-grabbing response, and not in a good way.
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Pre-release Images for Pokkén Tournament DX Released

The new Pokkén Tournament DX was revealed just a few hours ago, and Serebii was on the case, posting 35 new screenshots of the updated release. The images show off a lot of what the game has to offer:  New fighters, new modes, and more. New playable Pokemon, such as Empoleon and Scizor. are the star of many of these pictures, as well as the the new 3v3 team match mode. Continue reading Pre-release Images for Pokkén Tournament DX Released

Why Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are on 3DS

Announced in the Pokémon Direct today, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are two new mainline entries into the storied Pokémon franchise. Taking place in the Alolan islands from the previous entries, Pokémon Sun and Moon, the new versions follow an alternate story on the islands. Each will feature new Pokémon and add existing Pokémon to the island for players to discover. Continue reading Why Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are on 3DS

Pokémon Direct announces games, but not what you hoped.

At the Pokémon Direct today, Nintendo and the Pokémon Company announced 3 new games for release in 2017 this year, breaking the internet in the process, but not in the way they wanted… Continue reading Pokémon Direct announces games, but not what you hoped.

Pokemon Direct Announced for Tomorrow

In a surprising twist of events, Nintendo has revealed that they’re showing a Pokemon Direct right before E3.  Tomorrow, June 6th at 10 AM EST Nintendo will show a presentation lasting around eight minutes and featuring what they described as “Pokemon News.” That doesn’t really hint at what the contents of the direct will feature, but given the length it’s doubtful that it will contain more then one, possibly two major reveals. Continue reading Pokemon Direct Announced for Tomorrow

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