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6 Things You Need to Become a ‘Pokémon Go’ Master!

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If you’re playing Pokémon GO (and who are we kidding, everyone is), you know that the only REAL requirement is a compatible smartphone. That doesn’t mean you can’t bring a few extras with you to make the game even more enjoyable.

Here are six things you need to play Pokémon GO.

1. Portable Battery Charger

As you’ve probably already learned, this game is a real battery-drainer. A portable charger like the Native Union JUMP Cable is your best friend here. It’s basically a charge cable with its own built-in battery pack!

They offer a Lightning version for iPhone and a micro-USB version for Android phones.

2. Flashlight

Sometimes that one Pokémon you’ve been looking for only pops up at night. If you’re going to do a little nighttime hunting, it helps to have a flashlight. You can use the built-in flashlight on your smartphone, or for something a little more powerful (but still portable), check out the LED Lenser T7 Tactical Flashlight. It gives off a lot of light for its size.

3. Headphones

Whether you’re listening to the in-game audio while playing, or jamming to your favorite music playlist while hatching eggs in incubators, or even catching up on a podcast, there’s no sense bugging others around you with noise. Bring some headphones like the Jaybird X2 wireless sport headphones to keep the audio to yourself.

4. Water Bottle

If you’re playing out in the summer heat, it’s important to stay hydrated. Keep a water-filled Camelbak Eddy Bottle on hand. It’s spill-resistant, sports a built-in straw so you don’t have to tip the bottle to drink, and the loop-cap makes it easy to carry around.

5. Sunscreen

Protecting your skin from the sun is just as important as staying hydrated. Pick up a bottle of Sun Bum Continuous Spray Sunscreen SPF 70 and thank us later.

6. A Sense of Adventure

That’s right, it’s not all about cool products. Pokémon GO is all about exploration, so you’ll want to bring along a sense of adventure as you check out tons of new spots, including museums, memorials, and historic markers. Have fun out there!

Don’t forget to stay safe! Make sure you read my article 4 TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE WHILE PLAYING ‘POKÉMON GO’

New Fun Products for Geeks in the Office

New Fun Products for Geeks in the Office

Sometimes finding the right thing to show off your geekery is hard. Maybe you want something cool for your desk at the office, or maybe just want something fun to look at next to your desktop. Either way, keep reading to find out about three new fun products to show off your geekery.

For fans of the new Fallout installment, this Vault 111 mouse and headphone set is the perfect, eye-catching product for your desk. Compatible with any operating system, the mouse is designed for a gamer. It features an optical sensor for pixel-perfect precision, game-reactive lighting, and a rubberized coating for a better grip. The headset is made to be comfortable for hours of gameplay, with incredible sound that will allow you to hear the Deathclaws coming for you from all directions.

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If you don’t want to proclaim what fandom you are a part of that’s totally fine. There are tons of geeky items that you can enjoy. For instance, how about a chainsaw proof iPhone charging cable? Yes, you read that right. No more broken chargers or exposed wires where the rubber wore down. This Titan cable can withstand even a chainsaw attacking it, making it more durable than you during the zombie apocalypse. ivpv_titan_charging_cable

The newest Star Wars movie has almost everyone craving new merch regardless if they liked the film or not. Have these Star Wars Geeki Tikis on your desk and you’ll have everyone around staring with envy. With enough options to make it hard to choose, they have Boba Fett, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, R2-D2, a Stormtrooper, and Yoda available. I’d suggest buying extras because you know someone’s going to want to “borrow” one.

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Have geeky items you’d like to recommend? Let me know in the comments!

Video Game News/Reviews: Dark Souls III

Video Game News-Reviews- Dark Souls III.jpgBoasting about 30 hours of game play, Dark Souls III is basically par for the course when it comes to the Dark Souls brand. If you are a fan of the relatively difficult learning curve, the lush backgrounds and the epic boss fights, you will definitely feel at home here. When it comes to the basic tenets of Dark Souls, if it is not broken, don’t fix it.

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However, there are enough good new features in Dark Souls III to keep even the most jaded players coming back for more. The featured game mechanic, the new weapon ability, give the player new ways to melee or crowd control with the slightly sped up combat. It seems that the developers listened to the critiques of players who felt that the first two Dark Souls were slightly defensive and slow. The action has definitely been sped up here to create a more manic atmosphere.

Graphics have not been upgraded drastically; you will notice some hiccups in the admittedly great backgrounds when the screen fills up with enemies. This is slightly disappointing considering that the base frame rate is 30 fps, not 60. However, the immersive plot of the game may keep you enticed even when the technical problems occur.

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Photo from: Patrick Klepek

One of the biggest critiques of the Dark Souls III is that it too closely resembles last year’s breakthrough adventure game Bloodborne, with some of the enemy types seemingly lifted straight from that game. This is potentially frustrating if you are a hardcore fan of the genre as a whole.

Keep in touch with us for future video game news/reviews!

Need For Speed – One of the Best Racing Franchises of All Time

Need For Speed or popularly known as NFS, is a racing video game. The first game in the series, titled The Need For Speed, was released in the year 1994. Till now, the franchise has released around 26 installments of the game. All installments of the series consist of racing cars on different tracks. Several of the titles include police pursuits in races as well. NFS is the most successful racing video game in the world. More than 150 million copies of games in the series have been sold to date.

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Image provided by: Gamespot.com

Almost all of the games in the Need For Speed series has the same basic rules and similar mechanics. You control a race car in a variety of races. The goal is, of course, to win the race. In the career/tournament mode, you must win a series of races in order to unlock tracks and vehicles. You have the option to choose your car before each race. You also have the option to opt for manual or automatic transmission. NFS offers some form of multiplayer mode in almost all the installments. You can race another player via a split screen. You can race other players via LAN or Internet as well.

The tone and focus of each game in the series can vary significantly. For example, in some games, the cars may suffer visual and mechanical damage while in others, the cars do not get damaged at all.

Check out the the NFS series on Amazon.com Need for Speed – PC