Pokémon Go, which I think is fair to call a phenomenon now, can also be a security risk since it asks for full access to your Google account when you sign in. Adam Reeve writes:
Now, I obviously don’t think Niantic are planning some global personal information heist. This is probably just the result of epic carelessness. But I don’t know anything about Niantic’s security policies. I don’t know how well they will guard this awesome new power they’ve granted themselves, and frankly I don’t trust them at all. I’ve revoked their access to my account, and deleted the app. I really wish I could play, it looks like great fun, but there’s no way it’s worth the risk.
It’s always a good idea to review what apps you’ve given access to on your security permissions page from Google. Rene Ritchie, writing at iMore, breaks down how you can still play the game securely by creating a “burner” account.
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Pokémon Go has been released on iOS and Android. From the Techcrunch review of the game:
If you grew up on Pokémon battle games — or still play them these days — then you’re sure to be into Go, which uses your smartphone to bring Pokémon characters and Pokémon battles to real life locations and landmarks in cities.
Kanye West has released a trailer for his upcoming “Only One” video game. This was released at E3 this year.
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Punktendo have released a new video game that featured Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! called Metroid: featuring Laura Jane Grace.
Wes Copeland has broken the all-time record high score for Donkey Kong.
It’s how he took the title, though that’s so staggering. Copeland did not lose a single Mario in the game. He took his first life all the way from the first level all the way to the end, cashing in the extra lives to obliterate all comers.
“This will be my last record score,” Copeland wrote on Facebook. “I don’t believe I can put up a game any higher than this.” Copeland had set 1.2 million as his ultimate goal in Donkey Kong, and said he’d retire from competition if he could reach that.
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The new Nintendo console is set for a March 2017 release.
Nintendo has been saying that the NX is a brand new thing. And rumor has it that the NX is going to replace both the Wii U and the 3DS. The console would come with a gamepad that you could use as a portable console when you’re not in front of your TV.
Crossy Road has released a Disney version of their iOS game. The launch trailer can be found on YouTube or by hitting read more. The Verge, with more:
Disney Crossy Road goes in a different direction. While the first area is exactly the same as the world from the original game, the rest are all based on different Disney properties and feature new gameplay characteristics to suit them. Some of the changes are just visual — in the Lion King world you’re avoiding charging animals instead of cars — while others are twists on the Crossy Road formula. In the Tangled world you have to avoid barrels falling down a hill, while Inside Out tasks you with collecting colorful memory orbs.
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Campo Santo, in conjunction with Portland’s own Panic, have released the new game Firewatch for Steam and the Playstation 4. I haven’t played it yet, but it’s getting great reviews from a lot of people I trust. It looks gorgeous. You can catch a trailer by hitting read more.
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iam8bit is pressing the soundtracks for the videogames Monument Valley, Journey, Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection on vinyl. The artwork is gorgeous.
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens has released a pretty damn awesome trailer.
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