September 4, 2013

Special Pokemon 3DS XL Systems Coming

Posted on September 4, 2013 by Jason Nason

Nintendo unveiled a special limited edition of the Nintendo 3DS XL today among the several Pokémon related releases. The limited-edition Nintendo 3DS systems come in both blue or red and feature the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal.

The bundle will be released on September 27th!

With the bundle coming out a few weeks prior to the release of the game itself it’s surprising that the special edition 3DS XL doesn’t include a copy of the game. The full retail copies of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be released both in stores and on the eShop on October 12th.

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Mega Evolutions Coming To Pokémon X and Y

Posted on September 4, 2013 by Les Major

Much of this could be considered to be spoilers if you’re looking to learn about all this content in game. However, if you are holding out till the October 12th release date, you’ve probably run screaming from any website proclaiming news of Mega Evolutions so far anyway.

Speculation of a MewThree Pokémon ran rampant earlier this year and recently was revealed to be a new concept in the game series. It seems when a Pokémon reaches level 100 now they can Mega Evolve in battle into a new form. That’s not all though, these evolutions only take place in battle and when the Pokémon in question is holding their specific mega stone. After battle, Pokémon revert back to their regular form.

Announced today, the original three starter Pokémon from Generation one are even getting Mega Evolutions! Check out the video after the break for the trailer showing off Venusaur, Blastoise, and Charizard’s mega evolutions. As you’ll see in the video too, it looks like gamers may be getting a second starter Pokémon like choice in X and Y.Read More


Xbox One Launches November 22nd 2013

Posted on September 4, 2013 by Les Major

Microsoft announced today that their next-gen console will be released on November 22nd. The system, which it seems is unable to be pre-ordered anywhere anymore, retails for $500. This launch includes the initial launch markets of Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and USA. More markets will follow in 2014.

The Xbox 360 was released in the USA and Canada back in 2005, also on November 22nd. With day one exclusives like Dead Rising 3, a new Killer Instinct, and Ryse: Son of Rome, Microsofts latest system is looking very promising now that many DRM concerns that fans were against have been removed. The console does still come with Kinect but it seems the add on is no longer required.

It’s been a rough couple months for Xbox, but they have listened to their fans and most importantly have shown some very promising titles on the way.


Pokémon Bank Launches On Dec 25th In Japan

Posted on September 4, 2013 by Les Major

Arriving on December 25th in Japan for an aproximately $5 USD annual fee, gamers will be able to store their Pokémon Black and White (1 and 2 it seems) as well as X and Y to a cloud based service. This is useful for fans who want to use their Black and White Pokémon to X and Y via a feature called “Poké Transporter.”

The Pokémon Bank will allow gamers to store their collection of Pokémon to a cloud with 100 boxes, which totals up to 3000 Pokémon in total. Potentially this will mean you’ll be able to continue moving your Pokémon forward in even further future generations as well, or even possibly use them for other things.

Quite exciting news and it will be interesting to see how this develops.


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