July 30, 2016

A Challenger appears! Retro-Bit Generations coming soon

Posted on July 30, 2016 by Erika

RetroBit Generations
RetroBit Generations Console

it looks so shiny!

Now that Nintendo and Sega is releasing retro gaming systems, Retro-Bit is releasing the Retro-Bit Generations this fall. Unveiled the 2016 E3 Expo by Innex Inc, Retro-Bit Generations is a plug-n-play console with purportedly over 100 games packed in. Collaborating with companies like Capcom, Data East, Jaleco, and Irem, the Retro-Bit Generations will have titles like Ghosts’N Goblins, Gun Smoke, Captain Commando, and Knights of the Round. While the system is paired with good games, what is the system without two USB six button controllers that resembles what the Sega Genesis used back in the day? I’m surprised that Retro-Bit didn’t go with more a SNES/SFC controller look, but the controllers look snazzy enough. In addition to that, not only AV ports will be included, but HDMI ports as well! Also included is an SD card slot for saving games and transferring archived game progressed to other consoles. The Retro-Bit Generation console promises to be a serious contender for the upcoming NES Classic and Sega Mega Drive Classic game consoles.Read More


New Pokemon Go Update Adds Trainer Re-Customization, Removes ‘3 Step’ Feature

Posted on July 30, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

The latest version of Pokemon GO, Version 1.1.0 has rolled out on the Android & iOS platforms. This update brings an often requested feature – Trainer re-customization, allowing players to fit their digital avatar with different clothing. While browsing the re-customization screen it appears that a few new hats have been added, including one that is modeled after Red’s hat from Pokemon Blue & Red. Trainers can also swap their in-game gender with the press of a button.

Other fixes include updated achievement animations / graphics. Improved memory optimization, adjusted battle damage – which nerfed the popular Eevee evolution Vaporean and the usual bug fixes that come with incremental patches.


Probably the most controversial change in this update won’t be the nerfing of certain move but the removal of the ‘three step’ counter that appeared on the nearby Pokemon screen. The feature was intended to give players a visual representation of how close wild monsters where to them but it never worked as intended. Instead all Pokemon displayed the maximum range, three footprints, leading the community to dub the glitch the “three step glitch”.  With the removal of the step icons players have no way to tell how far/close Pokemon are to them.

What do you think of this update? Let us know!

Here is the full patch notes:

Trainers, Pokémon GO has been updated to version 0.31.0:
– Avatars can now be re-customized from the Trainer profile screen
– Adjusted battle move damage values for some Pokémon
– Refined certain Gym animations
– Improved memory issues
– Removed footprints of nearby Pokémon
– Modified battle damage calculation
– Various bug fixes during wild Pokémon encounter
– Updated Pokémon details screen
– Updated achievement medal images
– Fixed issues with displaying certain map features
– Minor text fixes


Reminder: Nintendo DSi Shop service changes September 30th

Posted on July 30, 2016 by Jason Nason

Psst. Don’t forget about those Nintendo DSi points if you still have any.

Nintendo issued a reminder today about the closure the Nintendo DSi Shop in 2017. The digital game service was the predecessor to the Nintendo eShop and has been available on the Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL systems since 2009.

If you still use and enjoy your Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL and plan to pick up any new digital content, your time is a running out. The ability to add Nintendo DSi Points to your account with a credit card or Nintendo DSi Points Card ends on September 30th, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET.

That’s exactly two months away.

Of course you still have until March 31st, 2017 to redeem those points to purchase content in the Nintendo DSi Shop. The ability to re-download Nintendo DSiWare games will stop at some point, but details on just when that will happen aren’t clear at the moment.

Also Nintendo DSiWare will continue to be sold in Nintendo 3DS eShop.

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