Cory Adam Thompson (CAT) is an Asheville, NC based writer with a passion for PC gaming, cooperative experiences, and dumplings.

Gaming iOS/Android News

Twitch announces block on PokemonGo hackers

Niantic CEO John Hanke said he plans to ban the GPS spoofing Poke-hackers. Yesterday, Twitch fired the first shots – announcing they would be cracking down on cheaters who stream their antics on Twitch. The following is the statement: On Pokémon GO Cheating Recently we issued a statement that streaming content on our services which violates third-party terms […]

Gaming News

Rocket League has a battle mode coming in September and it looks sweet

A new trailer  on the Rocket League YouTube announced a battle-themed “Rumble” mode available in September. Vid Source – Rocket League The trailer shows Rocket League’s rocket cars engaging in battle using plungers, icicles, and spikes. Rocket League is known for it’s great music, and this trailer is no exception. Artist TheFatRat  stopped by the YouTube comments to […]

Gaming iOS/Android

PokeVision Creator pleads with Niantic in open letter

Pokemon Go! creator Niantic sent PokeVision, the Pokemon Go locator app, a cease and desist letter earlier this week. Though there are many more applications offering the same service, Pokevision creator Yang Liu honored Niantics wishes and suspended PokeVision’s service.  Yesterday, at around the same time Niantic posted an update,  he wrote a long and loving letter detailing his […]

Gaming iOS/Android

The Best New PokeRadar: Smart Pokemon Go

Update: Not only was Smart Poke removed from the Play Store, but the creator’s Google account was terminated.  In addition, it seems like all apps of this nature are not scanning correctly. To top it all off, Niantic relased yet another update.  (BTW Articuno was real, and his release was an accident. The bird is back in […]

Gaming iOS/Android Nintendo

Amid Pokévision shutdown, players find hope in other changes and projects

OK, OK, so maybe Pokévision was cheating — at least, Niantic seemed to think so. In the early hours of the morning, the folks at Pokévision announced that they would be “respecting Niantic’s and Nintendo’s wishes“ by removing functionality from their site. With the “three-step” tracker also removed, some users are up in arms over loss of all  Pokémon […]

Gaming iOS/Android News Nintendo

The Great PokéShuffle: Niantic’s secret rebalance of PokémonGo battles

UPDATE: The Client-side update is here, and this “secret shuffle” is not so secret anymore. A recent server-side PokémonGo update totally re-balanced Pokémon battling. In typical Niantic fashion, the PokémonGo creators said mum about the issue — the patch notes cryptically read “minor text fixes.” Luckily, thanks to the great people at The Silph Road, we’ve got the scoop. […]

Gaming iOS/Android Nintendo

It’s not cheating; It’s POKÉVISION!

It’s not cheating; It’s POKÉVISION! (One trick that Professor Willow HATES!) If you haven’t seen POKÉVISION, the Pokémon tracking application, here’s everything you need to know. PokéVision hasn’t been out for more than two weeks, but already it’s drawing attention (and criticism) from all over. The app, which locates PokemonGo ‘mons in real time, has taken fire […]