Pokémon Go (Niantic; Mobile, Android & iOS)

Back in July 2016, a new phone craze swept the world – Pokémon were appearing all over the world through augmented reality (AR), to be caught by anyone with a mobile device! Widely touted as a way to get fans of the Pokémon series more active, and increase interest in the outside environment whilst catching ‘em all, was this game going to pass as a summer craze, or live on?

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FireHawk Gaming at EGX Rezzed, Friday 13th April 2018.

After a long discussion at our rail station, Steve and I decided we would follow in the footsteps of last year, and go the Wapping Route to get to the Tobacco Docks for EGX Rezzed. However, in what is quickly becoming Rezzed tradition, a certain London and south eastern railway region operator caused us to miss our first train to Wapping due to travelling at the speed of molasses for a very painful twenty minutes inching through South London, but we got there in the end.  And I know I complain about this every year, but the signage at Wapping station for the event could have been better (or even, any kind of signage to point you in the right direction upon leaving the station) – although at least getting to the Tobacco Dock is virtually a straight line down Wapping Lane!

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Adventures in Wonder Trading, Part One

So, after many years, I finally managed to get my 3DS to connect to the WiFi. Being a major fan of the Pokémon series, I sought to take advatange of finally getting online to take part in game on stuff like trading and battling Pokémon online. As it turned out, I was very quickly distracted by the Wonder Trade facility, where you can stick up a Pokémon for trade, and the game matches you up with another player online completely at random, with no idea of what you’re going to get.

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Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (3DS)

After the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon in 2016, they were followed up by, somewhat controversially, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon in November 2017. Although these games are standalone games in the 7th Generation, they have faced claims that they are the ‘finished’ versions of the original Sun and Moon, and were released as enhanced version as a quick cash cow. However, were there enough deviations in the newer game’s plot and Pokémon distribution to justify a second release of the 7th Gen?

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UEENR and Star Citizen

Star Citizen is an in development MMO by space sim designer Chris Roberts, who helmed the Wing Commander series, Privateer, Starlancer (and Freelancer for a while) along with several films. There is also a single player game in development in parallel, Squadron 42.

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Top Ten Tracks from the Pokémon Sun/Moon OST

With the UK release of Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon last week, I thought I’d take a quick look back over the OST of Pokémon Sun/Moon and see if I could nail down a favourite ten. Which I admit now, I found somewhat difficult to do, as I didn’t think much of the Sun/Moon OST was that standout, compared to earlier games.

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