Kris Ligman

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Pokemon Sun and Moon starters' middle evolutions revealed

The Zam team is divided on the cuteness factor of Pokemon Sun and Moon‘s three starter Pokemon — Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio — but it’s undeniable that the three’s recently-revea...

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Pokemon Go finally cracking down on bots and cheaters

More than a month out from initial release and with service extended to nearly all major countries, Pokemon Go developer Niantic is finally turning its attention to its other bi...

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Curious about Overwatch? You can try it for free very soon

We’re all big fans of Overwatch here at Zam, which puts us in an exclusive minority of about 15 million players worldwide. But if you happen to have not heard about this niche t...

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How to train, capture, and defend gyms in Pokemon Go

I’m level 19 in Pokemon Go. At this point in the game, I have a few modestly powerful Pokemon, enough that I can start taking on some of the gyms in my city. As I discovered, though, gyms are...

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Watch: Overwatch's animated 'The Last Bastion' short

Overwatch is a fun, colorful game, in part because it has a strong foundation in classical animation — especially Disney, Pixar, and Studio Ghibli. Those roots (pun??) could not be any cleare...

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Overwatch's Olympic skins will get you feeling mighty athletic

In honor of the Summer Olympics kicking off this Friday in Rio de Janeiro, Blizzard is rolling out a series of commemorative skins which showcase Overwatch‘s mighty heroes repping for their c...

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In case you forgot, Pokemon Go is still pulling ridiculous numbers

Pokemon Go seized the world by storm when it first rolled out in July, and it continues to enjoy a sizable playerbase, despite a sharp drop-off in daily users. Nowhere is this more evident th...

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After a long wait, Pokemon Go is finally out in Japan

Japan is the birthplace of Pokemon, so it struck many as odd that Pokemon Go had rolled out in so many other countries but not in its native land. Rumors have...

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Nintendo shares drop after investors figure out who actually makes Pokemon Go

Despite never actually saying it made Pokemon Go, and its logo appearing exactly nowhere in the app, Nintendo has been enjoying a huge uptick in market value since the app’s launch two we...

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Game key reseller G2A offers transparency, royalties to developers after scam accusations

There’s no denying that digital distribution has profoundly shaped the game industry in recent years. What was once sold on discs and cartridges in stores — severely limiting the number of published t...

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Pokemon Go rolling out feature to take Pokewalks with your PokeBFF

Pokemon isn’t simply about overfishing and virtual cockfighting — gosh, has anyone done those hot takes yet? — it’s also, ostensibly, about understanding and bonding with creatures different ...

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Pokemon GO will open to the public next month

Pokemon GO, an augmented reality app which uses your smartphone’s camera and GPS to turn the world around you into a Pokemon scavenger hunt, will be launching this July according to Nintendo.

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VA-11 HALL-A review

VA-11 HALL-A (verbalized as “Valhalla”) is a “cyberpunk bartending” game, in which you mix drinks and listen to your patrons’ problems (although increasingly as the game goes on, they end up ...

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The newest Overwatch hero is support sniper Ana

There’s been quite a bit of speculation regarding the next playable character to join Overwatch‘s colorful roster of heroes. Many speculated it would be a character known as Sombra, who’s bee...

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Minecraft surpasses 100 million sales

I think I realized that Minecraft had reached a cultural saturation point when a friend asked that I buy toys of it for her young daughter for Christmas. Said daughter isn’t even ol...

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Why 2016 is the perfect time for a noir thriller about the Berlin Wall

All Walls Must Fall is the brainchild of four developers behind 2012’s celebrated action game Spec Ops: The Line. Set in an alternate-history Berlin where the wall nev...

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Newest Pokemon Go update reintroduces 'nearby Pokemon' system, with some tweaks

Late yesterday, developer Niantic rolled out a new update for its worldwide smash hit game Pokemon Go. The tweaks include a claimed fix for the capture rate bug as well as the return of the B...

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Here's your first look at Civilization VI, due out this October

Ah, Sunshine. You might’ve failed at the box office, but your gorgeous soundtrack will live on in trailers for years to come. Case in point, the above announcement trailer for Civ...

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inXile goes after another game in defense of its Wasteland trademark

In American trademark law, companies have to defend their trademarks against unauthorized use. For the most part, this is common sense: Coca-Cola wants to be sure the drinks bearing its logo are actua...

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Nintendo selling off majority stake in Seattle pro baseball team

Nintendo, that family-friendly game company with the iPod-white consoles and mustachioed plumber mascot, announced today via press release it would be selling off the bulk of its financial investm...