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More huge Hearthstone changes incoming with Arena mode tweaks

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It’s been a big month of long-anticipated announcements for Hearthstone, including card nerfs, changes to the ranked mode ladder format and some cards shifting out of standard as the game enters the Year of the Mammoth. Blizzard isn’t done with the news, however, as it hits players with another big announcement today. This time the changes are focused around Arena mode. In this mode, which has existed mostly unchanged since before Hearthstone’s full launch in 2014, players must pay either 150 gold or $1.99 to buy in to a run. Once you’re in, you choose one card from a set of three over and over until you have a full deck of 30 cards. Then you play against others who put together their deck the same way until you lose three times or manage to get the maximum of 12 wins. A reward is doled...

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Pokémon Go update makes the most elusive gen two monster a little easier to catch

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Togetic, one of Pokémon Go’s newest and toughest Pokémon to capture, should be a little bit easier to pin down with the game’s latest update. That’s good news for those who ran into it last week, when Togetic was almost impossible to catch. Members of The Silph Road, the game’s biggest grassroots research community, dug into Pokémon Go’s recently updated master files to find a much-needed improvement to Togetic’s capture rate. The “Game Master” file shows that it now has a base capture rate of five percent — which, to be sure, is still extremely difficult. Five percent puts Togetic on par with first-gen monsters Dragonite, Charizard, Blastoise and Venusaur, who each had a four percent catch rate around the game’s launch. But at an initial success rate of nearly zero, Togetic had all...

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Unown is in Pokémon Go, but good luck finding it

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Pokémon Go now has an additional 80 Pokémon roaming around in-game, culled from the second generation of monsters. Just like the initial set of 150 Pokémon, this latest group of monsters ranges from common to not-so-common — to the downright impossible-to-find. Among these is Unown, an especially rare monster that comes in multiple versions. There are 26 Unown to collect in total — one for each letter of the alphabet — but so far, players have rarely seen even one of them. That’s frustrating to those achievement hunters who want to get all of Pokémon Go’s medals. To get the ultimate Unown achievement, they must catch every specific variant of Unown, a task that may seem Sisyphean. That’s similar to trying to capture it in Pokémon Gold and Silver, where players had to take several trips...

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Fire Emblem Heroes is giving out Orbs left and right this week

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An event running in Fire Emblem Heroes this week is a serious must-play for fans in need of more Orbs. From today through Feb. 27, players who complete the special limited-time quests can collect up to six Orbs — on top of all the other free in-game currency doled out throughout the period. The special quests are focused on weapon mastery, with swords, axes and lances each getting a category with their own missions. These quests require players to create teams that use the corresponding weapons, and completing particular goals will grant rewards — including up to two Orbs per category, for a total of six. Also new this week is the third set of special maps celebrating the game’s launch. Completing this pair of battles will also net players an additional six Orbs. Those 12 Orbs in total...

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Pokémon Go players find the gen two Eeveelution trick

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Among Pokémon Go’s 80 new, gen two monsters are two more evolutions of Eevee, one of the most beloved first-gen Pokémon. While Eevee naturally evolves into Espeon, Umbreon or its other three forms at random in the mobile game, players have found a way to force the Pokémon to evolve into their preference of the two second-generation forms. The method stems from the Pokémon anime, making it an Easter egg for big fans of the entire Pokémon media franchise. Naming an Eevee after the owners of an Espeon and Umbreon in the anime will result in the corresponding evolution, according to reports from big Pokémon Go communities like The Silph Road and other Reddit sites. Receiving reports that this Eeveelution name trick has been working, travelers! pic.twitter.com/pwGUIMh4g5— The Silph Road...

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Is Pokémon Go’s gen two update enough to win players back?

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Pokémon Go’s biggest update since the game launched arrives this week. It’s something that’s been teased for quite some time: the addition of 80 new Pokémon, as well as some cosmetic features and new items. More Pokémon to collect — particularly those from the franchise’s excellent second generation of monsters — is welcome. More the most part, fans have taken well to the announcement that there are plenty more Pokémon to hunt down. I now have a reason to download Pokemon GO, because Johto pokes are being added.— ♡ Didi ♡ (@euphemiisms) February 15, 2017 I have a midterm in 2 hours but this Pokémon go announcement has got me too hyped to do any sort of revising — marshmallow (@Fifii_s) February 15, 2017 GEN 2 for Pokémon go this week fuck yes ! Let's go— ♛ ...

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Pokémon Go update brings cheap storage upgrades for all

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Pokémon Go’s getting 80 new monsters to catch this week, which means many players may need to upgrade their storage to accommodate them. Niantic, developer of the mobile game, is making this easier to do by discounting upgrades to Pokémon storage for the next two weeks. From “afternoon PST” on Feb. 16 through Feb. 28, increasing the amount of storage players have will cost 50 percent fewer Poké Coins than usual. That makes the upgrade a 100 Poké Coin purchase, equivalent to 99 cents in human currency. Niantic The Pokémon Storage Upgrade, at the pre-discounted price of 200 Poké Coins Each upgrade gives players 50 more slots in their bags. To reach maximum capacity, which is currently set to 1,000 Pokémon, players are looking at spending around $15. By...

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Pokémon Go players are already asking for gen three

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The Pokémon Go community is best defined by two things: its eternal dissatisfaction with the blockbuster mobile game, and its appreciation for a good joke. Following this week’s mega update, which adds 80 new Pokémon into the mix, players have pelted the game’s developer with a humorous request that highlights that latter trait. Although Pokémon Go is only now getting the bulk of the second Pokémon generation, players are already asking for even more new Pokémon. A common refrain on Pokémon Go’s and the series’ social media accounts is now “gen 3” — as in, add in the third generation monsters already. @PokemonGoApp gen 3 or riot— JordanGPG Pokèmon GO (@gormanboii) February 16, 2017 @Pokemon Please release gen 3— Jack (@jackseamour) February 15, 2017 @Pokemon give us gen...

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Pokémon Go’s huge new update might bring you back to the game (update)

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Pokémon Go is getting a gigantic update this week, developer Niantic has announced. A total of 80 new Pokémon from the second generation of games will begin to appear in the mobile game, along with several other new features. Johto Pokémon, from the starter trio of Chikorita, Cyndaquil and Totodile and beyond, will now be available in the wild. To accompany the new Pokémon, Pokémon Go will also receive new evolutionary items and berries. The evolutionary items will help players complete their Johto collections, while the berries will make battles feel a little more challenging. Niantic/The Pokémon Company Pokémon Go’s wild Pokémon encounters just got more interesting. The Nanab Berry and Pinap Berry are the two new berry items in trainers’ arsenals. The...

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Pokémon Go’s huge new update might bring you back to the game

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Pokémon Go is getting a gigantic update this week, developer Niantic has announced. A total of 80 new Pokémon from the second generation of games will begin to appear in the mobile game, along with several other new features. Johto Pokémon, from the starter trio of Chikorita, Cyndaquil and Totodile and beyond, will now be available in the wild. To accompany the new Pokémon, Pokémon Go will also receive new evolutionary items and berries. The evolutionary items will help players complete their Johto collections, while the berries will make battles feel a little more challenging. Niantic/The Pokémon Company Pokémon Go’s wild Pokémon encounters just got more interesting. The Nanab Berry and Pinap Berry are the two new berry items in trainers’ arsenals. The...

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