DropMix Review

Always at the forefront of music and rhythm games, Harmonix teams up with Hasbro for DropMix. This innovative card game aims to give you unprecedented control over music, allowing you to mix-and-match bits of different songs in order to create intricate mashups and mixes without any prerequisite skill in music. Beyond its free-form mixing mode, DropMix comes equipped with multiple game modes that provide structure to the experience.

Does its music-mixing tech work as advertised? Do its modes of play add value to the experience? And should you take the plunge for DropMix and its expansions?

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Hands-On with PvP in Pokemon Go

It’s been an incredibly long wait, but Pokemon Go finally has PvP battles! Having played a few matches and poked my head around the game’s new systems, let’s discuss how it works, my thought on its current implementation, and where the system could go from here!

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Trading, In-Game Friends Lists and Gifting are Coming to Pokemon Go

Finally!

Years after its 2016 launch, Pokemon Go is about to receive one of its most requested features: trading. This is actually part of a larger update that implements a whole new friend system with gifts and other bonuses for playing together!

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I won $7.01 in HQ Trivia. This is my story.

For the past few months, I have been an avid HQ-tie. Whether I’m playing with coworkers during the 3PM show or playing the 9PM show with my wife, I’m usually on my phone, answering these trivia questions until I inevitably get one wrong and am eliminated from the game. It seems like answering 12 multiple choice questions would be simple enough, but as my 100+ losses have proven, this is certainly not the case.

However, April 3, 2018 was not such a day. Somehow, some way, I ascended to the top of the mountain and won a game of HQ Trivia.

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Pokemon Go in the Suburbs

One of the fundamental challenges that can impact your enjoyment of Pokemon Go is that not all parts of the world are created equal. As someone who lived in the city and worked in the downtown core, I was blessed with a plentiful number of Pokestops to refill on supplies and gyms to conquer. However, a little while back, I moved to the suburbs and was temporarily working from home. Cut off from the rich resources of the city for an extended period of time, it gave me a new perspective on how many other people see the game.

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Pokemon Go’s February Community Event Featuring Dratini Was Awesome!

The first of Niantic’s Pokemon Go Community Day events starred Pikachu. While this particular Pikachu featured Surf as a new charge attack, as well as a rare shiny variant, the frequency at which we see the electric rodent already kind of deflated the potential hype this event concept could provide. February did not have such a problem. Its featured Pokemon was the seldom seen and highly lucrative Dratini. Hype levels were at an all-time high and Niantic didn’t disappoint.

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Let’s Talk About the EX Raid Pass System in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go is a game that is constantly evolving. What it is today is significantly better than the game that launched in the summer of 2016, there’s still much work to be done. As of writing, we still don’t have trading or PvP, features that were promised well over a year ago. We’ll discuss those another time, but what I really wanted to talk about is the controversial EX Raid system. If you want a shot at catching the infamous Mewtwo, you’re going to have to obtain one, which has proven to be easier said than done for many.

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Shiny Absol and an EX Raid Pass Cap Off A Crazy 24 Hours of Pokemon Go

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Pokemon Go may not be the subject for most of my posts nowadays, but it’s still a game that I play every day on my quest to catch ’em all. It’s been a wild 24 hours, as two of the game’s most prestigious events happen to shake my way.

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Mario Kart Tour is Coming to Mobile by March 2019

Nintendo’s foray into the mobile market continues with Mario Kart Tour. The only real info we have is the above tweet from Nintendo, but the thought of mobile Mario Kart is enough to put many into a tizzy. Nintendo’s mobile output has been hit-and-miss as they attempt to tailor each game for mobile, but in theory, this should be a straightforward process of putting the proven gameplay onto a mobile device where countless others have attempted to copy the formula.

It’s going to be a long wait, but I’ll gladly twiddle my thumbs till then if that means Nintendo gets it right!

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The Release of Gen 2 Pokemon in Pokemon Go Adds More Than Just New Creatures

After many months of anticipation, Niantic unleashed the Gen 2 Johto Pokemon into the wild in Pokemon Go. While many players rushed back to the game in order to catch the new ones, they may have noticed a number of other changes made to the game at the same time.

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