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  • Pokemon Go: here’s how to request or remove PokeStops and gyms

    Ever since Pokemon Go launched last week, we've seen people complain about the lack of PokeStops or gyms near them. On the other end of the spectrum, we've seen some rather inappropriate real-world locations used in-game, such as personal property or memorials. Fortunately, Niantic has a solution of sorts, in the form of a request page on its website. Request these options Want more PokeStops or gyms in your area? Then under the "reason" field, you'll need to choose "no PokeStops or gyms near me". Is there a gym or stop on your personal property? Then choose "report a PokeStop on my personal property"...

  • Battlefield 1: here’s how EA can make this World War game great

    The last time I was excited about a Battlefield game was... well, I've never been excited about a Battlefield game. Battlefield 1942 (the only one I ever really enjoyed) came out when I was a kid, and back then I didn't critique the industry in the slightest. That's all different now. Electronic Arts' Battlefield 1 is just a few months away from its November launch, and while trailers don't usually tickle my fancy, Battlefield's made me sit up and take notice. It wasn't all good though. The first thing I scoffed at was the name. Much like the case with the...

  • Now MewTwo can be a Pokemon Go trainer with our beginner’s guide

    Downloaded Pokemon Go and have no idea what to do? Or maybe you're just curious as to what all the fuss is about? Either way, we've put together a beginner's guide to figuring out the game's premise and mechanics. From noteworthy features to battling enemies, we've got you covered. What is Pokemon Go? Pokemon Go is a location-based augmented reality title, allowing you to capture and battle Pokemon in the world around you. After creating a character with the very basic tools at your disposal, you'll be placed on a map, which reflects the world around you. From the virtual map, you'll find symbols...

  • Valve: we’re cracking down on Steam-enabled gambling sites

    The emergence of gambling sites for in-game virtual items has caused an uproar in the gaming industry, especially with news that some prominent YouTubers own these sites or rigged bets. The gambling primarily centred on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, being one of Valve's most popular video games around. Now, Valve has issued a statement, distancing itself from the sites and saying it hasn't received cash from them. "We'd like to clarify that we have no business relationships with any of these sites. We have never received any revenue from them. And Steam does not have a system for turning in-game items into real world currency." It added that...

  • Super Stickman Golf 3, Micro Machines & more: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn's Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. It's time for our weekly look at the world of mobile games, so we sifted through websites and app stores to find the latest gems. As for standout titles? We've got Micro Machines and the latest game in the Super Stickman Golf franchise. Super Stickman Golf 3 (free - Android, iOS) Noodlecake's Super Stickman Golf franchise put the studio on the map, so we're glad to see a third game in the franchise. Super Stickman Golf...

  • Ana is Overwatch’s latest player, the ultimate answer to McCree

    Say what you want about Overwatch, the game is about as popular as sliced bread. But thankfully, its characters are a lot more substantial. Arguably, that's the game's real charm, and as a result, Blizzard has announced a brand new character that'll make her bow soon. Her name is Ana. Mother of current character Pharah, Ana is a support sniper, which should be fairly tough to play in the frenetic paced world of Overwatch. "Ana’s versatile arsenal allows her to affect heroes all over the battlefield," Blizzard claims on its blog. "Her Biotic Rifle rounds and Biotic Grenades heal allies and damage...

  • Yes, Warner Bros paid PewDiePie for positive coverage

    The USA's Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a settlement with Warner Bros after it failed to "adequately disclose" that it paid prominent YouTubers for positive coverage. According to the watchdog, the publisher paid thousands of dollars to "influencers" for glowing Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor gameplay clips. "Under a proposed FTC order announced today, Warner Bros. is barred from failing to make such disclosures in the future and cannot misrepresent that sponsored content, including gameplay videos, are the objective, independent opinions of video game enthusiasts or influencers," the watchdog wrote. The FTC complaint noted that Warner Bros. paid "influencers", including PewDiePie, between hundreds...

  • No Man’s Sky needs just 6GB on PlayStation 4 blu-ray discs

    Hello Games' upcoming title No Man's Sky might boast the biggest world of any game this year (or likely any game before it), but it all packs rather neatly into a PlayStation 4's blu-ray disc with acres of room to spare. According to a tweet from Hello Games' Sean Murray, No Man's Sky uses just 6GB on its installation disc, with most of that being audio. For those asking - size of No Man's Sky on disc is just 6GB. A lot of that is audio (⌐■_■) — Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) July 10, 2016 That's incredibly small, especially when compared to the likes...

  • Pokemon Go more popular than Tinder in US, on track to beat Twitter

    Say what you will about the game, but Pokemon Go has become an almost unprecedented phenomenon in recent days. Just how crazy is its success? Well, Digital Vision has put together several infographics to break down Niantic and Nintendo's mobile performance thus far. Two days after its US release, Pokemon Go was installed on 5.16% of all Android devices in the country, it was reported. By comparison, dating app Tinder was installed on just over 2% of all US Android devices. The publication also found that 60% of those who downloaded the app in the US were using it daily, "meaning around...

  • Dodgy Pokemon Go file installs malware on Android devices

    The recent Pokemon Go craze may've come with its fair share of PSAs, but the game is also being used to spread malware on Android. According to Proofpoint, a security research firm, an infected APK installation file of the game has been making the rounds on the internet, enticing those in countries that haven't yet seen the game's official launch. "This specific APK was modified to include the malicious remote access tool (RAT) called DroidJack (also known as SandroRAT), which would virtually give an attacker full control over a victim’s phone," the company explains. "Should an individual download an APK from a...