Pokemon GO now available in Hong Kong

Famitsu's most wanted - July 7-13, 2016

1. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 1,028 votes
2. [PS4] Persona 5 – 882 votes
3. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI – 650 votes
4. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake – 631 votes
5. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI – 569 votes
6. [3DS] Pokemon Sun/Moon – 447 votes
7. [PS4] Tales of Berseria – 392 votes
8. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey V – 352 votes
9. [WIU] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 316 votes
10. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 246 votes
11. [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories – 242 votes
12. [PS4] Nioh – 233 votes
13. [PS3] Persona 5 – 215 votes
14. [PS4] The Last Guardian – 210 votes
15. [PSV] Reco Love: Blue Ocean and Gold Beach – 208 votes
16. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport – 206 votes
17. [PS4] Super Robot wars V – 205 votes
18. [PS4] Yakuza 6 – 196 votes
19. [PS4] Toukiden 2 – 178 votes
20. [PS4] Resident Evil 7 – 172 votes
21. [PS4] Idol Master: Platinum Stars – 157 votes
22. [PSV] Toukiden 2 – 156 votes
23. [PSV] SaGa Scarlet Grace – 154 votes
24. [PS4] Berserk – 143 votes
25. [PS4] NieR: Automata – 126 votes
26. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X – 124 votes
27. [3DS] Dragon Ball: Fusions – 122 votes
28. [PSV] Super Robot Wars V – 117 votes
29. [PSV] World’s Longest 5 Minutes – 109 votes
30. [PS4] The King of Fighters XIV – 98 votes

Miitomo - Marie Squid badge free until August 1, Callie badge available as well

To celebrate the final victory of Marie, players can receive a free Squid bage if they log in before the 1st of August. This and the Callie variant can also be purchased in the game's store for a 1000 coins.

SEGA teams with Kidrobot for Sonic 25th anniversary collection

- Sonic the Hedgehog Blind Box Mini Series
- Sonic the Hedgehog Blind Box Keychain Series
- Sonic the Hedgehog Medium Figure
- merch due out Winter 2016

“Kidrobot is very happy to partner with SEGA. We are excited to bring Kidrobot’s unique style and sensibility to their ever-popular Sonic the Hedgehog brand.” - Kidrobot’s vice president of product and marketing Allen Richardson

adds: “This collaboration brings together the fandom of pop culture icon Sonic the Hedgehog with the premier creative forces at Kidrobot. Fans across the world will be able to celebrate Sonic for years to come with this creative and fun partnership.” - SEGA of America’s senior vice president and Sonic the Hedgehog chief brand officer Ivo Gerscovich

Rihanna tells concert-goers not to catch Pokemon

Kind of an interesting dilemma. How do you feel about this? Do you have an issue with people at a concert playing Pokemon GO? Would this ruin your experience, or do you not care?

Australia - local government requests removal of select Pokemon stops

The City of Canada Bay (Australia) Council have gotten in touch with Niantic to ask them to remove two of the three Pokéstops in a local park. Turns out the amount of people hitting up these Pokestops has been causing trouble in the area, including some run-ins with police. On top of that, all the extra foot traffic is making it hard for vehicles to pass, including emergency vehicles. Equally worse, extra staff has been hired by the council to take care of all the extra trash that players are leaving behind. No word yet on whether Niantic is going to grant the request.

New Pokemon GO details from Niantic's Comic-Con panel

- there are Easter eggs that haven't been found
- they’re planning ways to customize Pokestops
- Pokemon Centers are coming
- more functionality will be added to gyms
- Eevee naming trick confirmed
- Niantic says the game is at about 10% of what they want it to be
- devs are discussing breeding, but nothing concrete in the works
- legendary birds are tied to teams in some way
- no word on the three-step glitch, but the devs are aware
- don't expect legendaries until after the game has been released on all regions

A look at the Pokemon GO scene in Central Park

Thanks to jkaccnt for the heads up!