Advocate uses Pokemon GO craze to raise attention for the plight of Syrian child refugees

Refugee advocate Taim Shami has started a pretty powerful campaign that uses the attention surrounding Pokemon GO to bright more eyes to a much more serious matter. Shami has taken Syrian child refugees and given them pictures of Pokemon, which they hold up for the camera. The images ask the viewer 'What about me?' in an attempt to mix the pop culture phenomenon of Pokemon GO with the real-life child refugee crisis. It's certainly unorthodox, but it's also getting a ton of attention on this important issue.

Pokemon GO releases in France

We saw so many complaints about Pokemon GO not being available in Japan, but what about our poor friends in France? They had to wait longer than the Japanese fans did, but we're very happy to say that the game is finally up for download in France. That includes both the iOS and Android versions.

New set of 4-inch Mega Man figurines on the way

We'll get you info on release dates and pricing as it comes in. For now, we just get a look at some prototype designs for the upcoming lineup.

Medicom releasing Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Link figurine

More pics here (thanks David!)

- coming from Medicom Toy
- 30 cm (12 inches) tall
- poseable
- includes detailed accessories and interchangeable hands and heads
- accessories include Link’s bow, a quiver full of regular arrows, one of the special arrows shown in the first trailer, a sword, shield, a hooded cloak, and the Sheikah Slate
- one of the heads uses Link's shout face
- at least the head will be made of PVC
- clothes are made from cloth
- no release date yet
- ¥30,240 ($285 USD)
- pictures are from the prototype

Monster Hunter Generations includes reference to RuPaul's Drag Race

I mean, it's all right there in the image above. No doubt this is about RuPaul's Drag Race. I mean, look at the client name for all the confirmation you need! Thanks to Mock Turtle for the heads up.

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 571

This ended up being a two-man show today, but that other person was one that hasn't been on the show in awhile. Lube makes his return to the podcast, and it just so happens to be on his favorite day...NPD day!

Download the show here!

Wonder Festival 2016 - list of new figures revealed (Zelda: BotW Nendoroid)

– Link Nendoroid from Zelda: Breath of the Wild
– Corrin Nendoroid from Fire Emblem Fates
– Elise Nendoroid from Fire Emblem Fates
– Meta Knight Nendoroid
– Samus Figma from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
– Corrin Figma from Fire Emblem Fates
– Princess Zelda Figma from Zelda: Twilight Princess
– Link Figma from Zelda: Twilight Princess
– Mega Man Nendoroid from Mega Man EXE
– Mega Man: Metal Blade Ver. Nendoroid
– Mega Man Nendoroid from Mega Man X
– ARTFX J May with Mudkip figure
– Serena with Fennekin figure
– Red with Pikachu figure