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Legendary Raids: How To Find — And Beat — Articuno And Lugia In ‘Pokémon GO’

Legendary Raids: How To Find — And Beat — Articuno And Lugia In ‘Pokémon GO’

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Lugia in Pokemon GO.

Legendary Raids have finally arrived in Pokémon GO, flying out to the world at large after a confusing  but oddly successful reveal at Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago. First up are Lugia and Articuno, two capable contenders that will take some doing to fight. But the name of this game, as we all know, is to catch ’em all. So here’s how you’ll want to go about finding, fighting and beating Articuno and Lugia.

Finding a Legendary Raid is pretty much the same as finding a normal one: the raids that you’re interested in are indicated by five little Rhydon icons, and you’re guaranteed either a Lugia or an Articuno if you see one of those eggs. You can either check gyms around you, or see if your area has a tool like this one to search wider. It’s worth noting that for right now, the concept of a Legendary Raid Pass does not appear to have made its way into the game. Legendary Raids work much like normal Raids in this regard: you just need to find the raid and spend a standard pass to get in . read more

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Pokémon GO Fest Plagued By Mile-Long Lines And Connectivity Issues In Chicago [Update]

Pokémon GO Fest Plagued By Mile-Long Lines And Connectivity Issues In Chicago [Update]
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Pokemon GO Fest in Chicago

Update: All attendees are getting refunds and $100 in Pokecoins as recompense for the connectivity issues. Additionally, everyone with passes will be getting a free Legendary, Lugia. The global unlock for Legendaries will still begin over the next 24 hours.

It seemed unlikely that Niantic’s first major Pokémon GO event would go off without a hitch, and so far, it appears to be drowning in them.

Seemingly endless lines and connectivity issues are currently plaguing the event and the game. Called away by an unavoidable family vacation, I’m not actually at GO Fest which is taking place in my home city, but I bequeathed my hastily-purchased pass to my friend, Bret Fortuna, who is providing me with live updates from the ground. Our own Dave Thier is also there, and will be reporting in with his own account shortly. read more

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The Essential Phone Hits A Delay, But Andy Rubin Promises It’s Coming In A ‘Few Weeks’

The Essential Phone Hits A Delay, But Andy Rubin Promises It’s Coming In A ‘Few Weeks’

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Andy Rubin’s Essential smartphone hit a few snags along the way, but its release date is almost upon us. Rubin has said the phone will ship within a few weeks.  ( Essential )


Android cofounder Andy Rubin’s upcoming Essential smartphone has missed its initial launch date, but we now know it is coming in August.

In an email released to those who preordered the phone, Rubin apologized for the initial delay but said the device was on its way. read more

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There’s Hope That Three Of The ‘Destiny 2’ Beta’s Biggest Problems Will Be Fixed By Launch

There’s Hope That Three Of The ‘Destiny 2’ Beta’s Biggest Problems Will Be Fixed By Launch

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The Destiny 2 open beta is in full swing, and everyone is starting to form their first impressions of the game. I’ve been playing since the PS4 early test and have pretty much done all I can do at this point, and I’ve already written pages and pages of my thoughts about the currently available content.

Among the coverage of the Destiny 2 beta, from my coverage to other sites to fan forums, there seem to be some common complaints about changes that have been made to the core of the game. Many of them feel like they favor PvP play over PvE, and some are based around that D2 just feels…off compared to what many are used to in Destiny. read more

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Overwatch’s Doomfist Used To Pick Up And Throw Other Players

Overwatch’s Doomfist Used To Pick Up And Throw Other Players

Overwatch‘s newest character, Doomfist, was a long time coming–his existence in the lore was known before the game released, and players had been clamoring to see him since launch last year. But the character that will soon be available is quite different from earlier versions that Overwatch’s developers worked on.

At San Diego Comic-Con tonight, Blizzard hosted a panel where it discussed the development process of Doomfist, sharing early concept art and ideas that didn’t ultimately make it into the final iteration. Lead designer Geoff Goodman explained that an early version of Doomfist was able to physically pick up enemies. This allowed him to use them as human shields to absorb damage or even throw them off of cliffs. read more

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Microsoft swats Russia’s Fancy Bear with ingenious legal takedown

Microsoft swats Russia’s Fancy Bear with ingenious legal takedown

It’s time for Putin’s hackers to be on the receiving end of the beatdown stick of digital attacks this week. The folks behind the attack come from Microsoft, and the Russian hacker team goes by the name Fancy Bear. Yes, Fancy Bear, a name that’s brought relative shame to the Democratic National Convention’s game, also known as the Kremlin’s cyber spy team. But Microsoft isn’t attacking with “the cyber” – they’re attacking with… the law!

Microsoft’s legal team is rolling deep with lawsuits aplenty, a bunch of which were originally filed back in 2016, with actions starting well before this in years past. Microsoft sued the hacker group itself in federal court with accusations of cybersquatting, computer intrusion, and infringing on Microsoft-owned trademarks. The full legal documents – those made public – can be found at Notice of Pleadings. read more

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Catching A Legendary Pokemon In Pokemon Go Won’t Be An Easy Milestone To Reach

Catching A Legendary Pokemon In Pokemon Go Won’t Be An Easy Milestone To Reach
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With Pokemon Go having its first live event, Pokemon Go Fest, just less than a day away now, players are getting ready to gear up for some Pokemon-hunting in Chicago. Special events, global challenges, and other smaller events are just a few of the opportunities that’ll be had during the festival, and more recently, it was announced that Legendary Pokemon will finally be introduced into the game. If you’re looking to catch yourself an easy Legendary Pokemon — one of which might very well be Lugia according to some images dug up during a datamine — you might be in for a tougher ride than you’d expect, according to statements from Niantic officials. read more

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Verizon accused of throttling Netflix and YouTube, admits to “video optimization”

Verizon accused of throttling Netflix and YouTube, admits to “video optimization”
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Razer may be making a phone

Razer may be making a phone
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The Razer Blade laptop was the first breakout product from the company outside its PC peripheral roots.

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It’s been a long time since Razer was satisfied building merely gaming mice, keyboards, and headphones. Every January, the company shows off a crazy new computer at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas — remember the three-screen laptop? — and now, Bloomberg reports Razer is working on a phone as well.

We don’t know much about the device, mind you — only that it could be “a mobile device tailored for its consumer base of hardcore gamers,” according to Bloomberg’s multiple anonymous sources. read more

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Bungie Promises Destiny 2 PvE Improvements To Grumbling Beta Players

Bungie Promises Destiny 2 PvE Improvements To Grumbling Beta Players

If there’s a general consensus on the Destiny 2 beta, it’s this: Player vs. Player (PvP) makes you feel great; Player vs. Environment (PvE) makes you feel underpowered. Bungie is hearing all of those complaints. The studio says to expect changes when the game launches for real in September.

Over the past three years, one of the core tenets of Destiny has been that weapons and gear have the same functions no matter where you play. Whether you’re in the competitive Crucible or blasting aliens in story missions, your pulse rifles and shotguns will have the same damage, perks, and rates of fire. This has led to all sorts of gripes throughout the years, as whenever Bungie tweaks Destiny’s weapon balance for PvP, it can have a negative impact on PvE and vice versa. read more

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