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GH19: E3 2017 Predictions

GH19: E3 2017 Predictions
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It’s E3 time! Well, almost. Join us as we provide our predictions for E3 2017 across the major video game console players, Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony. We talk Nintendo Switch, Super Smash Bros., and Pokemon, followed by Project Scorpio and Halo 6. Then it’s off to Sony for PSVR, The Last of Us Part II, and more.

We also talk just a bit about the Pokemon Direct earlier this week that announced new Pokemon games for this Fall.

1:04 – Pokemon Direct & Wii U Ports

7:13 – E3 Predictions

7:35 – Nintendo Predictions

15:55 – Microsoft Predictions

26:35 – Sony Predictions

33:40 – One More Thing

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GH19: E3 2017 Predictions

GH08: 2017 Predictions and a Side of Switch

2017 is looking to be an interesting year in gaming with Horizon Zero Dawn, the Nintendo Switch, and maybe even Project Scorpio. This week, we sit down to provided our 2017 predictions for the upcoming year. This includes consoles, games, companies, you name it. Who will have their title delayed? Who will surprise us with a crazy new concept? We’ve got three people and 21 different predictions ranging from the generally accepted to the absolutely crazy.

And yes, we also talk a bit about Nintendo Switch as it just released and we managed to each snag one.

But that’s not all! We also announce the winner of our show’s first contest but you’ll have to listen in to find out who the winner is.

1:45 – First iTunes Review Contest Winner & Our Next Contest’s Details

3:25 – Nintendo Switch has Landed: Two must have accessories

10:45 – 1 2 Switch

23:10 – FAST RMX: F-Zero style Indie game

32:40 – 2017 Predictions for Gaming

1:18:30 – Closing

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GH08: 2017 Predictions and a Side of Switch

Gamer Heroes 06: Street Fighter Goes First Person

Pokemon Go finally releases some Gen 2 Pokemon along with some other gameplay changes. Crash Bandicoot returns this summer. Street Fighter enters the FPS world for some reason. Bethesda looks to make us all Prey, and finally, what’s the deal with DLC? All this and more on this week’s episode!

1:30 – Street Fighter Goes FPS

18:30 – Pokemon Go Gen 2 Update

25:15 – Crash Bandicoot’s Return

31:15 – Bethesda’s Prey

21:30 – Handheld Gaming: Nintendo DS & PS Vita

41:45 – DLC’s Taint on Video Games

57:45 – WoW and the MMO Tangent

1:02:10 – Closing

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GH04: Resident Evil & Mobile Gaming

Resident Evil returns to the console world with Resident Evil 7 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. We talk the new aspects this game brings to the Resident Evil video game franchise and why that might not be such a good thing. Then we break off to discuss mobile gaming and how it’s different from handheld gaming. We talk some common mobile game tactics like freemium and pay-to-win, plus some diamonds in the rough to help you through that long car ride. While we hit the big names like Dungeon Keeper, Pokemon Go, and Super Mario Run, we talk about some lesser known titles like the iOS exclusive Goblin Sword and the classic cow jumping game, Abduction!

2:30 – Microsoft Project Scorpio Dev Calls out Sony’s PS4 Pro

7:45 – Tekken Returns 

16:20 – Currently Playing

17:50 – Resident Evil 7

34:00 – Mobile Gaming

1:10:00 – Closing and a chance for a free Steam game!

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SH S2E3: Pokemon Go Tips & Tricks

This week, we step away from movies and TV to talk about the Nintendo game taking the world by storm, Pokemon Go. The new mobile game that leverages GPS technology and augmented reality brings Pokemon into the real world, allowing you to catch’em all with your friends, battle at local gyms, incubate eggs, and even be a little social. In this episode, we will be talking about what Pokemon Go is, tips & tricks for playing, denouncing some false rumors, and talking about some fixes coming in the first update for the app this week!

Do you play Pokemon Go? If so, be sure to check out this episode and join us in the future for lure parties in the Kansas City area!

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SH S2E3: Pokemon Go Tips & Tricks

Pokemon Go: Tips and Tricks for your PokeAdventure!

So you just downloaded Pokemon Go to your Android or iOS device and you want to be the very best, like no one ever was?  You came to the right place.  We at The Grid Daily are here to make your journey to being a Pokemon Master as painless (and hopefully as fun) as possible.  Note that all these tips and tricks were gleaned from playing in the beta, so some of this information may be different at launch.

Pokemon Go Beginner’s Guide:

First things first, to learn to play the game, make sure you watch the quick start guide.  It wasn’t required in beta, and I didn’t know it existed, so my first day with the game was very confusing.

When picking your team, it may not be in your best interest to select the same team as all your friends playing the game.  The only battles in the game currently are at gyms, and if your team already controls all the gyms in your area, you won’t be able to control that gym until someone from another team defeats whoever is currently holding it.

You start out with the ability to catch one of the 3 starters, so make sure when they all pop up you tap the one you want the most, the other two will be gone when you capture it.pokemon capture

This is the screen you will see after tapping a Pokemon on your overhead map.  The button in the upper left corner lets you run from a Pokemon if you can’t capture it for some reason, or if you just don’t want to capture it. The backpack icon in the lower right hand corner lets you select different types of pokeballs or items to use in battle.  The camera icon above it allows you to take photos of the Pokemon you see in the wild.  The “camera” slider in the upper right changes the background to a fake world behind the Pokemon instead of using the actual world around you.  This will save battery life if you are having issues with that.  The CP number is the relative strength of the Pokemon.  You will be able to capture higher CP wild Pokemon the higher level you are.

As for actually capturing wild Pokemon, on paper, it seems very simple and easy.  However, it definitely takes practice.  The goal is to swipe the pokeball up to throw it at the Pokemon, and hit it with the ball.  The Pokemon doesn’t want to be captured, and will do things like jump out of the way and swat away the ball.  Once you hit the Pokemon, that is the first step.  Just like in the previous Nintendo Pokemon games, it will attempt to escape the ball.  The circle that comes up around the Pokemon when you are about to throw generally signifies the difficulty of the capture.  Green is easy. The closer it is to a red color, the more difficult it is.

The Pokemon can run away too, so make sure you do what you have to do to capture them!

The blue posts on your map are “Pokestops”.  These give you free items to use on your journey, and are the only way to get higher capture-rate great, ultra, and master balls, so make sure you hit every one you can!  They reset after five minutes, so take a bit of a walk and come back and grab it again.

The larger towers you run into are Pokemon Go’s version of gyms.  The color of the symbol shows you what team currently controls the gym.  If it is the same as the team you are on, you will not be able to take over the gym by defeating the leader.  You can still get EXP, but that is all.  If it is controlled by a different team, and you defeat the Pokemon, your team will now control the gym and you will be able to place your own Pokemon there to defend it.

Battling at the gym is fairly easy.  Tap on your enemy to attack it, swipe left and right to dodge attacks, and long press the screen to activate a skill once you fill up your ability bars.

Pokemon Go General Game Play Tips:

Once you have mastered the basics, here are some general game play tips for you.

Use lucky eggs and incense whenever possible while traveling.  Lucky eggs double your EXP gained from catching Pokemon, and in the early levels, that means leveling up MUCH faster.  Incense increases your chances of having wild Pokemon show up around you and is very handy.

Whenever you catch a duplicate Pokemon, make sure to hit the “transfer” button to send it to the professor.  This will give you items that you need for evolving your Pokemon.

While at a pokestop, you can use a lure patch, which will increase spawn chances of Pokemon around the stop for a short time. This bonus can be shared by all players at a stop, so make sure to use these when you have some friends around for maximum effect.

If your Pokemon are hurt during a gym battle, make sure to use potions to bring it back to health. They will not heal over time, and there is currently no such thing as a Pokemon center in this game.

Throughout your Pokemon Go journey, you will find eggs, which hatch into Pokemon as well as giving items necessary for evolution. Make sure you begin incubating these eggs as soon as you find them, as some of them can take up to 10 km of walking to hatch.

Speaking of walking, your distance isn’t registered in steps, the distance is tracked by GPS.  So if you walk around a lot at work, but stay in the same relative area, you won’t get any credit towards your egg incubation progress.  Also, any speed over 10 MPH isn’t counted towards your total, so car trips don’t help.

You can increase your Pokemon CP by evolving it or by using the “power up” function.  The items you get from controlling gyms and transferring Pokemon to the Professor are what you need to power up your Pokemon.

If you plan on playing this game a lot, INVEST IN A POWER BANK!  This game will chew up your battery and spit it out, so having some extra juice will be a good idea.

Also, look at your carriers data plan. This game averages around 10mb/hr of data used up, so if you have a very low data plan, you may want to change that.

And with that, you are well on your way to becoming a Pokemon Master. Good luck to you, and may your journey be full of Flareons and Mewtwos.

Let us know your thoughts on Pokemon Go by commenting below! Which team did you pick? Did you catch any cool Pokemon? We want to know!

Pokemon Go: Tips and Tricks for your PokeAdventure!

Pokémon Go: First Impressions from a Beta Tester

If you have been living under a rock, Pokémon Go is a new mobile game launching this year from Niantic, the studio behind the Android game “Ingress”.  It allows Pokémon fans to do something they have always wanted to do, be the “Ash Ketchum” of their own personal Pokémon journey.  This game is now in the beta testing phase and a slew of invites were sent out this week to bring in more testers.  I was one of those lucky enough to be chosen for the test , and now that I have had the game for a few days, I decided to do a short article to give my thoughts on the game as it currently exists.

Just to preface this, I will not be giving out any information as to actual game-play mechanics.  As a beta tester, I am subject to an NDA, and I will not be breaking that.  This article is just to give my impressions having played the game for a few days.  If leaks are what you want, there are plenty of places out there to get that information.

Pokemon Go

Capture Pokemon in their first augmented reality adventure.

To start with, the game is quite fun to look at.  The graphics are quite good for a mobile game.  I am playing the game on a Nexus 6P, and it looks great  on the 5.7 inch screen.  The AR (augmented reality) portion of the game works quite well, making it look like the Pokémon are actually in front of you.

Pokemon Go

Explore your real life surroundings to capture imaginary Pokemon.

The most surprising part of Pokémon Go, for me anyway, is that it makes you actually want to leave the house.  I am not generally an active person, but this game has succeeded in making me want to leave the house and explore.  Just yesterday, I went out to go try and add a few more species to my Pokédex, and I found myself walking further and further from my home, trying to hit that next Pokéstop or gym.  There aren’t many other beta testers in my area that I have seen, but I imagine once the game releases, it won’t be uncommon to run into other people playing, hanging around those landmarks in the game.

And it is there that I think this game will succeed.  Whether you are a fan of the original Red and Blue, or a newer fan who enjoys the 3DS games, you will find something to love in Pokémon Go.  I will release a full review, as well as a tips and tricks article, once the game is closer to release and the NDA is over.

 

Pokémon Go: First Impressions from a Beta Tester

Pokémon GO from Nintendo: Details

Have you heard of Pokémon GO yet? Well, if you haven’t, I’m genuinely surprised. Since its announcement, Pokémon GO has become one of the most anticipated games the franchise has ever produced.  Why is that? Because you are no longer playing in Pallet Town or Lumiose City. You’re playing where you live!

By downloading the game to your smart device, your world will be transformed into a world of Pokémon. Just by taking a walk outside, you’ll encounter wild Pokémon. Your device will alert you to any Pokémon within your range and it will be up to you to catch them! However, just as within the games, it’s up to you to be careful; not all Pokémon are captured easily.

As you travel your neighborhood, your city, your country, your planet, you’ll come across new Pokémon with each new journey. In the previous games, you could only find certain Pokémon in particular regions, which is a feature that carries over to the real-life interactive version as well. For example, would you like to catch some water Pokémon? Try visiting a lake or an ocean. How about some rock type Pokémon? Traveling to a mountain range would be an ideal place to go for those.

Pokemon Go Screen Examples

The game also includes other methods of finding Pokémon. By visiting historical markers, monuments, and art installations, you’ll also be visiting PokeStops.  These locations will provide you with special Pokeballs and Pokémon eggs.  When you find an egg, eventually it will hatch with enough walking. In a similar effort, by capturing multiples of the Pokemon, you’ll be able to evolve one of them.

At some point in your journey, you’ll be asked to join one of three teams. Afterwards, you’ll be able to store your Pokémon at empty Gyms, or Gyms where your teammates have stored their Pokémon. Like Pokestops, Gyms will be actual physical locations and each Gym will only be able to hold one of your Pokémon, which encourages you to work with your teammates during battles. If a Gym has been claimed, you’ll be able to challenge that Gym for control.

Pokemon Go Plus

The app will be enhanced with various challenges to get medals, a separate bluetooth device called the Pokémon GO Plus, and in-app purchases. Currently, the app is available for a limited time in Japan but a global release is planned shortly. We don’t know what the in-app purchases will be yet but my guess is, you can use real money to purchase more and higher quality pokeballs to help you catch more Pokémon.

For those of you aware of AR (augmented reality) games, yes, this is one of those. It looks to be a more advanced, at least visually, version of Google’s Ingress, leveraging Geocaching.

Are you interested in Pokémon GO? Will you pick up the Pokémon GO Plus wristband or download the app to your mobile device? Comment below!

More information is available on the officially website here.

Pokémon GO from Nintendo: Details

Nintendo Pokemon Direct

(UPDATED: 1:37pm CST 2016-02-26)

In preparation for tomorrow’s 20th Anniversary of the Pokemon franchise, Nintendo presented their Pokemon Direct for the first time. This short 6 minute video provide some fantastic nostalgia with plenty of classic GameBoy graphics and 8-bit sound effects.

Pokemon Direct GameBoy Screen

Check out the various images below with some details about the Pokemon Direct event.

First, Pokemon is celebrating 20 years of game play since its original releases in Japan in 1996. Since then, the games evolved quite a bit, especially due to the technological advances with the GameBoy Color, GameBoy Advanced, and the DS line. To account for lack of compatibility of the original GameBoy games with the newer ones, Nintendo is releasing Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow in the Nintendo eShop. These games are just like the classics. Reports even say that the missingno glitch still lives.

These new digital versions of the classics will be compatible with Pokemon Bank and the Pokemon you capture can be transferred to the upcoming Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, per Pokemon Direct.

Pokemon Direct Pokemon Bank

The previous generation of games allowed players to use seven different languages. Well, Pokemon Sun and Moon have added two more to the list, Traditional and Simplified Chinese in addition to English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, and Korean.

Pokemon Direct Sun and Moon Languages

Per the Pokemon Direct, Pokemon Sun and Moon will be out later this year, coming Holiday 2016. We don’t have any official date, the games are already available for pre-order from Best Buy and GameStop. Amazon, for some reason, only has Pokemon Sun available. The games have a pre-order price of $39.99 and are for the Nintendo 3DS.

Pokemon Sun and Moon Logos

That’s about it for this short Pokemon Direct. The digital versions of Blue, Red, and Yellow are available tomorrow in the Nintendo eShop for $9.99 each and there are 2DS bundles out in the wild, including a special Yellow one in the UK, if you’re lucky enough to get your hands on one.

Watch the Pokemon Direct in its entirety here – http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/02-26-2016/#/video-ndirect

Pokemon Direct Ishihara

What did you think? Are you excited about the classics being re-released? Are you pumped for Sun and Moon? Comment below with your thoughts.

Nintendo Pokemon Direct

Nintendo Set for Pokemon Sun and Moon

With Nintendo’s latest Direct set to come tomorrow and planned to focus completely on the ever popular Pokemon series, it looks like we’re also going to get two new games, Pokemon Sun and Moon. This comes in the wake of most people assuming Pokemon Z was on the way to round out the X & Y games and complete the trilogy. According to the wonder images provided by Nerdleaks, the trademarks were filed today but that didn’t stop the video game world from picking up the news and spreading it quickly.

Nintendo has a lot planned for the 20th anniversary of the Pokemon franchise including the TBD release of Pokemon Go, the augmented reality and geolocation game. Additionally, tons of stores are using this Saturday, February 27th as Pokemon Day with places like GameStop and Toys R Us providing special events full of sales, posters, and more goodies.

The special Nintendo Direct is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, February 26th at 9:00AM CST (10:00AM EST) with streams available through Nintendo’s website and their Twitch channel.

Pokemon Moon Pokemon SunPokemon Sun and Moon TrademarksWhat do you think of the news? Do you think the games will be for 3DS or will Nintendo have these as launch titles for the mysterious Nintendo NX console? Will you tune in tomorrow for the Nintendo Direct? Comment below!

(Sourced from Nerdleaks)

Nintendo Set for Pokemon Sun and Moon

Pokémon’s 20th Anniversary Superbowl Commercial

Superbowl L (50) is just a couple of weeks away. We now know the match-up will see the highly mobile Cam Newton and his Carolina Panthers face-off against the living legends, Peyton Manning and his Broncos. But that’s not all we’re in store for. Like any Superbowl, commercials will take some of the spotlight, whether it’s the horses kicking the extra point instead of going for two, a mini Darth Vader using the Force on a car, or Mean Joe and his Coke. This year, we get our first look at a Superbowl commercial from a video game company, Nintendo.

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of one of Nintendo’s most prized franchises,  Pokémon. While the year promises to bring more content like the original Red and Blue games to the 3DS eShop along with new online play as well as the North American release of Pokkén Tournament, we don’t know the true extent of what Nintendo has in store for our famed Pokémon friends. We know bits and pieces about Pokémon Go, which looks to be a geocaching+augmented reality game, taking the next step beyond Ingress.

What do you think Nintendo has in store for Pokémon? What would you like to see? Check out the official Superbowl L commercial below and comment with your thoughts.

Learn more about Nintendo’s Pokemon20 plans at their official website here.

#Pokemon20

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Pokémon’s 20th Anniversary Superbowl Commercial