PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim vs PS4: What’s the difference?

For video games and the people who love to play them, 2016′s holiday season is the first since 2013 in which brand new video game consoles are being sold. Granted, these aren’t brand new in the same way the PS4 and Xbox One were brand new three years ago, but they do represent significant refreshes to both Sony and Microsoft’s gaming systems.

After a long wait, we finally have an official announcement from Sony that the new PS4 Pro – what the company originally codenamed PS4 Neo – exists, and is coming soon. So, how does the new console compare to the existing PS4 we all know and love? That’s what we’re about to find out.

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Pokemon Go arriving on Apple watch

At the Apple event currently taking place Niantic representatives demonstrated the game’s tracking of steps for egg hatching, along with notifications for when Pokémon appear near a player, at which point they’ll need to pull out their iPhones to interact with the game’s primary smartphone app.

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Five eye catching devices at IFA this year

Every year at this time of the year, the latest and the greatest innovations and products from tech companies make their debut at IFA, this year was no different. It’s a six day long festival for the technology lovers where the press gets to taste the latest tech before it reaches the masses. Some of these are revelations fans have been waiting for, hoping to get blown away and some fairly new ideas that one never really thought of.

Here’s a selection of Five of the most eye catching gadgets from IFA this year in no particular order, whether they are good products however can be a topic of discussion.

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Niantic is introducing a buddy system in Pokemon Go

Pokemon GO, despite its relatively short lifespan on the mobile games market, has gone through many different iterations. What began as a buggy yet addictive mobile app has successfully managed to transition through the loss of 15 million daily Pokemon GO users and into a game that has made noticeably large strides toward upgrading its features and overall performance. The development team behind Pokemon GO has been busy attempting to meet the expectations of over 200 million players, and unbelievably, the process has been met with fan support in recent weeks.

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Niantic is reversing bans on some Pokemon Go players amidst usage drops

Earlier this month, Niantic Labs dropped the hammer on third-party Pokemon tracking websites for Pokemon Go, at the same time disabling in-game tracking. It was a move that drew criticism from players, particularly when it was taken a step further and accounts using third-party map applications began to receive permanent bans.

In a post today, Niantic announced that a “small subset” of banned accounts that used add-on map apps would be reinstated, as the users in question may not have realized that these apps “do more than just show you nearby Pokemon.” The developer remains firmly against the use of third-party services, but will be giving the aforementioned “small subset” a second chance.

“Some players may not have realized that some add-on map apps do more than just show you nearby Pokemon,” the post reads. “Each end-user app can be used as a collection tool by the app creator, invisibly collecting and forwarding data to the app creator with or without the knowledge of the end user. These apps can have an effect similar to DDoS attacks on our servers. Because of this we have had to ban some accounts associated with using these add-on map tools, leading to confusion by some users about why they were banned.”

ALSO READ : How long can Niantic enjoy the initial success in the name of Pokemon?

The post goes on to state that a number of changes have allowed the developer to unban specific accounts, reminding users that “add-on maps which scrape data from our servers still violate our Terms of Service,” and anyone who uses them will receive a ban moving forward. Accounts that existed for the purpose of “scraping data” will not be unbanned, nor will accounts that used third-party services to remotely capture Pokemon, hit PokeStops, or battle in Gyms.

ALSO READ : Here’s how to play Pokémon GO in landscape mode

“Our main priority is to provide a fair, fun, and legitimate experience for all players, so, aggressive banning will continue to occur for players who engage in these kinds of activities.”

How long can Niantic enjoy the initial success in the name of Pokemon?

Well, it wasn’t going to last forever. The meteoric rise of Pokémon Go this summer has finally ended, with new stats from Axiom Capital Management showing that daily active user and engagement rates have been dipping since mid-July.

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Young Adult Games : Never heard of them?

Over the past few years, “young adult fiction” has become less of a demographic for book readers, and more of a genre in its own right, like sci-fi or true crime. It used to be that young adult fiction was regarded strictly as books aimed at children aged 13 to 17, but many of those titles appeal to a much broader age range. In fact, young adult fiction is hugely popular among grown-ups too, with Nielsen reporting last year that over 80 percent of all YA book sales were made to adult readers.

With such broad appeal, it was inevitable the young adult genre would soon colonize film and television with massive multimillion-dollar franchises. Now YA has taken root in video games too — and it’s thriving.

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Pokemon Go : Update adds appraisal system

While Pokemon GO is still enjoying tremendous popularity among mobile gamers, one of the most common complaints about Niantic Labs’ latest mobile game has been directed at the fact that it’s rather simple. Well, the San Francisco-based developer heard your complaints and has started the process of implementing more complex systems into Pokemon GO. The latest update, version 0.35.0 has begun rolling out on the Play Store yesterday and should be available worldwide by midnight.

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