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Pokémon Go Update Shows You Where Pokémon Were Caught, Makes Incense Compatible With Pokémon Go Plus

The latest Pokémon Go update makes it easier to map your journey as a Pokémon Go trainer across the world, while making Pokémon Go Plus a bit better.

The update adds the city a Pokémon was caught to the bottom of their information screen, along with the date. It also allows players to catch drop an incense item (which attracts Pokémon to their location) and catch any Pokémon who approach using the Pokémon Go Plus accessory.

Finally, the update fixes a few minor bugs, including one which would get some players stuck at the game's loading screen.

[Source: Pokémon Go]

 

Our Take
Adding a Pokémon's location is a relatively minor update, but for people who travel regularly (or move from location to location frequently), it's a pretty cool feature. And I would love to use incense and catch Pokémon while jogging every morning, if I could find and buy a damn Plus to do it with.

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Pokémon Go Update Brings More Stability To Pokémon Go Plus

Niantic recently released an update (1.7.1 on iOS, 0.37.1 on Android) for Pokémon Go. Albeit being a smaller update, it nonetheless adds some improvements, mostly related to Pokémon Go Plus.

The wearable accessory that notifies you of nearby Pokémon and PokéStops became available as of last week. However, some users had problems pairing their device to the game, while others were receiving errors related to the device without actually owning one. This update aims to fix those issues.

You can read the patch notes below:

  • Pokémon GO Plus stability improvement
  • Added quick help when first connected to Pokémon GO Plus
  • Minor text fixes

You can read about the previous update, which introduced the Pokémon buddy system, here.

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Pokémon Go Plus Is Available As Of Today

The anticipated Pokémon Go Plus is available today at several retailers. The wearable accessory, which pairs with the popular Pokémon Go iOS and Android app, will notify you about nearby PokéStops and Pokémon.

Whenever one of these is nearby, the device will flash and vibrate. It is currently purchasable for $ 34.99 at stores such as Amazon. GameStop also has a listing for it, but it may already be out of stock online as its labelled as "not available."

You can read more about Pokémon Go by checking out our round-up of the craziest news stories, or how the game had a huge impact on editor Andrew Reiner's life.

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The Pokémon Go Plus Arrives Next Week

The device was originally meant to launch in July, but got pushed back to September. We now exactly when it will be available.

Pokémon Go Plus will be available next week, Friday, September 16. If you're unfamiliar with exactly what the device does, Niantic outlined its functions on its blog post announcing the release.

As you pass by a PokéStop, Pokémon GO Plus will vibrate and light up and alert you to the location. You’ll even be able to collect new items just by clicking the Pokémon GO Plus. If there’s nearby Pokémon hiding in your area you’ll be alerted with lights and vibrations; catch the Pokémon with a button on Pokémon GO Plus and then continue on your way (later, you can check your Journal to see which Pokémon you’ve just caught).

Yesterday, during Apple's keynote announcing the iPhone 7, it was revealed that Pokémon Go would be receiving substantial Apple Watch compatibility. You can learn more about that here.

[Source: Pokémon Go]

 

Our Take
The Go Plus is still an attractive piece of hardware for preventing you from staring at your phone while playing Pokémon Go, but after yesterday's Apple Watch details, I think I am more interested in going that route.

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The Pokémon Go Plus Arrives Next Week

The device was originally meant to launch in July, but got pushed back to September. We now exactly when it will be available.

Pokémon Go Plus will be available next week, Friday, September 16. If you're unfamiliar with exactly what the device does, Niantic outlined its functions on its blog post announcing the release.

As you pass by a PokéStop, Pokémon GO Plus will vibrate and light up and alert you to the location. You’ll even be able to collect new items just by clicking the Pokémon GO Plus. If there’s nearby Pokémon hiding in your area you’ll be alerted with lights and vibrations; catch the Pokémon with a button on Pokémon GO Plus and then continue on your way (later, you can check your Journal to see which Pokémon you’ve just caught).

Yesterday, during Apple's keynote announcing the iPhone 7, it was revealed that Pokémon Go would be receiving substantial Apple Watch compatibility. You can learn more about that here.

[Source: Pokémon Go]

 

Our Take
The Go Plus is still an attractive piece of hardware for preventing you from staring at your phone while playing Pokémon Go, but after yesterday's Apple Watch details, I think I am more interested in going that route.

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September’s Free PS Plus Games Bring Demons And Deserts

PlayStation Plus members can get ready for some new games next week. Journey is the headlining title, but fans of the Dark Souls series might find something to like in Lords of the Fallen.

According a post on the PlayStation Blog today, those two games are just two of six games being made available soon. Journey is a meditative trek through a desert, and Lords of the Fallen is an action/RPG with an emphasis on deliberate melee combat against demonic beasts. You can read our original review of Journey here, and our review of Lords of the Fallen here.

Here's the full September lineup:

  • Lords of the Fallen, PS4 
  • Journey, PS4, PS3 
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, PS3 
  • Datura, PS3 
  • Badland, PS Vita, PS4, PS3 
  • Amnesia: Memories, PS Vita

PS Plus games release on the first Tuesday of the month, so keep an eye out for these next week. 

[Source: PlayStation Blog

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PlayStation Plus Pricing Is Going Up On September 22

Sony has announced it is hiking the price of PlayStation Plus one month from today. The timing is set to go up as the company enters the crucial holiday season.

Prices are going up by $ 10 for annual memberships to $ 60. This amounts to a 20 percent price hike for the service, which hasn’t seen an increase since its launch in June 2010.

Three-month memberships are increasing from $ 18 to $ 25 (39 percent). Monthly memberships are staying at $ 10 for a 30-day subscription.

Sony suggests that the price increase brings membership fees into alignment with “current market conditions.” If your service expires after the September 22 price jump, you’ll be assessed the new fee amount when your membership renews.

[Source: Sony]

 

Our Take
While the price increase percentage seems steep, this is the first hike in more than six years of service. I suspect that some people will have a strong reaction to this, and if the value isn’t there for you anymore, be sure to cancel before you’re assessed the new fee.

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PlayStation Plus Pricing Is Going Up On September 22

Sony has announced it is hiking the price of PlayStation Plus one month from today. The timing is set to go up as the company enters the crucial holiday season.

Prices are going up by $ 10 for annual memberships to $ 60. This amounts to a 20 percent price hike for the service, which hasn’t seen an increase since its launch in June 2010.

Three-month memberships are increasing from $ 18 to $ 25 (39 percent). Monthly memberships are staying at $ 10 for a 30-day subscription.

Sony suggests that the price increase brings membership fees into alignment with “current market conditions.” If your service expires after the September 22 price jump, you’ll be assessed the new fee amount when your membership renews.

[Source: Sony]

 

Our Take
While the price increase percentage seems steep, this is the first hike in more than six years of service. I suspect that some people will have a strong reaction to this, and if the value isn’t there for you anymore, be sure to cancel before you’re assessed the new fee.

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Reminder: July’s PlayStation Plus Games Are Gone Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the first Tuesday of the month, which means your time is almost up to grab some PlayStation Plus games. If you haven’t yet locked them in, now’s the time to do so.

Here’s what you’ll be missing if you forget:

PlayStation 4
Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell
Furi

PlayStation 3
Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood
Fat Princess

PlayStation Vita
Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines
Prince Of Persia: Revelation

Once these are gone, a new crop is on the way in. For that list, check our previous coverage.

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PlayStation Plus hits 20.8 million subscribers

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