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A mix of characters from The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 2 The Indigo Disk DLC pose in space. The games newest DLC concludes the games first DLC release. (Courtesy of Nintendo)

Indigo Disk Epilogue leaves fans wanting more

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | January 30, 2024

From the lush hills of Kitakami to the blue shores of Unova, Pokémon comes full circle in the final epilogue of “The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero.”  Recently, Nintendo distributed the Mythical Pecha Berry to players of their most recent titles...

A screenshot from the trailer of the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet game pack. The company recently released a new DLC that expands the base game. (Nintendo)

Pokémon delivers fresh cultural experience with new DLC

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | September 18, 2023

With the newest release by the Pokémon company, players enter the beautiful land of Kitakami, a mountainous region inspired by real-world Japanese culture.  “The Teal Mask” is a downloadable content for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet. This...

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are the latest mainline games in the Pokémon series, releasing three years after the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games, also for Nintendo Switch. (Photo: Business Wire)

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet offer an open-world experience, problems with glitches

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | November 29, 2022

Pokémon trainers rushed to the lush and beautiful land of Paldea, where bold adventures and vibrant colors thrive. Unfortunately, the games’ own limitations hampered this experience.  The long-awaited ninth generation of Pokémon games – Pokémon...

Twitch Plays feature is needed on more games games

By Josh Alfrey | February 25, 2014

While I pray to the Helix Fossil every night, the popularity of Twitch Plays Pokémon has opened the door for massive single-player games to emerge.Here are a few roleplaying games that could be equal parts ridiculous and fun to play through the Twitch...

‘PokémonMMO’ will excite Pokéfans

By Patrick Pastrana | March 26, 2013

Pokémon and beloved characters like Charizard have evolved into an online multiplayer form. Back in the day, Pokémon lovers found themselves spending dozens of hours catching, battling and training their Pokémon to become the greatest of all. As technology...

Rumors of Nicktoons remakes pose big questions

By Jerene-Elise Nall | August 31, 2011

There has been a very enticing rumor floating around that Nickelodeon is planning on launching re-makes of hits from the not-so-distant past including Doug, Rocko's Modern Life and Angry Beavers, just to name a few.Before all the ‘90s kids lose their...