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Pokemon GO Evolution Calculator lets you see if an evolution is worth your time

Wondering where you should spend your time evolving Pokémon? Why waste your time and effort when you can use the fan-made Evolution Calculator? Just take the Pokémon you want to evolve and input their CP value, then see where the evolution ranks will take you.

Try it out here

Collectible Badge Center - badge update for July 28th, 2016 (Japan)

- more Yokai Watch 3 badges
- new Animal Crossing: New Leaf badge
- free plays for the next 3 days

Shovel Knight blog update - Japan localization

So when we went about localizing Shovel Knight, we wanted to recreate some of the fun differences you might find between regions. We even went through the process of trying to “reverse” localize it. That meant to us, asking what features Shovel Knight would have had if it started out as a Japanese game. We had a few rules in all our changes though: 1) We wanted the gameplay to remain consistent 2) We didn’t want any significant change that made you feel like you missed out by not playing the original version 3) We didn’t want to do something that was traditionally considered bad localization. To us that meant, no typos or bad English, and nothing that would diminish the quality of the game. We also didn’t want to change too much! In the end, we wanted create a great localization by today’s standards. But we had to add a little fun! So we made a few subtle changes here and there that we think really made a big difference!

Graphic Changes

After that, we made some more changes to the static sprites. Below you can see that when upgrading your health, Gastronomer sometimes will randomly serve up a Rice Ball dish.

Full update here

Monster Hunter Generations Localization Notes - Part 5

Glavenus

Known as “The Scorching Blade,” the final flagship monster in MH Gen is a fiery Brute Wyvern that reigns as king of the Jurassic Frontier, and will make short work of any monster unfortunate enough to cross its path. You can tell just by the flame-shaped spikes on its back that this is one fearsome monster, but even more so is the fact that it virtually has a sword for a tail! The tail itself is longer than half the total length of its body, and coated in hard minerals, thanks to the repeated scraping of it on the ground and other surfaces during its maturing process. This essentially turns it into a deadly blade that Glavenus uses to make mincemeat out of its prey. If that wasn’t enough, the minerals in its tail contain combustible components, allowing Glavenus to ignite flames by striking it on the ground like a match. After a few strikes, its tail will turn red-hot, increasing its attack power. It eventually cools down and becomes rusty, but don’t let your guard down. Glavenus is able to restore sharpness to its tail by grinding it with its fangs, and can even shoot out a magma-like substance from its mouth at high speed.

Full update here

Nintendo Badge Arcade - North American update for July 28th, 2016

Nintendo Badge Arcade

-1 FREE play being given away
-10 new sets and 2 returning sets of pixel Pokémon badges (11 & 12 sets are returning)
- 9 returning sets of NES remix badges (Ice Climber, SMB2, Zelda II, & Kid Icarus)

Thanks to AlienboyVA for the heads up!

ThinkGeek - Snorlax Bean Bag Chair

In this world of nothing but go-go-go, we often feel like Snorlax is more our speed. It spends most of its time sleeping. It's not picky about leftovers, and it seldom exercises. Yep. Snorlax understands us.

There's nowhere better to relax after a long day of work, school, or just being out and about than on your Pokémon Snorlax Bean Bag Chair. At almost 4 feet head to toe and over 2 feet across, this (s)lumbering Pokémon is perfect for your dorm room, your den, your bedroom, or right inside the door where you can collapse on it when you get in. Just remember not to block the road. It does not ship with a flute.

Product Specifications
Pokémon Snorlax Bean Bag Chair
Officially-licensed Pokémon merchandise
A ThinkGeek creation & exclusive
Materials: 100polyester on the outside, filled with cotton and polyester fiber mix and polystyrene balls
Care Instructions: Hand wash cold. Air dry.
Imported
Dimensions: Around 2' side to side x 4' head to toe x 1' thick (when flat on its back)
Subject to change pending licensor approval.

Grab yours here

Japan - Busy Pokémon GO locations leading to trash issue

Pokémon GO is a phenomenon in Japan just as it is anywhere else, but it seems like there's some negative side effects from the game. Case in point, the huge amount of trash that players are just leaving behind when playing. Some areas are littered with trash strewn about on the ground, others are swamped with garbage receptacles that just aren't big enough to handle the influx of people. Hopefully players start to clean up after themselves a bit better, or we might soon see locations banning Pokémon Go play.

Mega Man franchise hits 31 million sold

Capcom has updated their list of million-selling franchises, and it seems that Mega Man has received a bit of a bump. The total copies sold for the franchise is now sitting at 31 million, making it the 4th biggest franchise Capcom has. If you're wondering, the Mega Man franchise has seen 134 titles released across a 29-year period.