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What Is Pokémon Go?

Since its debut last Thursday, the augmented-reality smartphone app Pokémon Go has been downloaded millions of times and has grown publisher Nintendo’s stock by 25 percent. The Onion answers some common questions about the game and its unprecedented success.

Video Game Henchmen Plan Meetup Around Explosive Barrels

LEVEL 5—A group of video game henchmen patrolling the warehouse hideout of their criminal mastermind boss informed reporters Wednesday of their upcoming plan to take a brief break from making their rounds to meet up around a stack of five highly explosive barrels.

Breaking: Adam Got A PS4 For Christmas

He Got ‘Battlefront’ Too

DANVILLE, CA—Saying that the 10-year-old was so freaking lucky, sources in Mrs. Burnett’s homeroom class confirmed Monday that local 5th-grader Adam Samuels got a PlayStation 4 for Christmas and Star Wars Battlefront, too.

PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One

Sony and Microsoft are launching their hotly anticipated next-generation video gaming consoles this month, with the PlayStation 4 going on sale on Nov.

Console Wars Heat Up As Zenith Unveils Gamespace Pro

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL—With next-generation video game systems such as the Xbox One and the Playstation 4 hitting stores later this month, the console wars got even hotter today as electronics manufacturer Zenith announced the release of its own console, ...

New Features Of ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

The latest installment of the Grand Theft Auto video game series launches Tuesday. Here are a few of the new features gamers can look forward to: 15-hour opening cinematic scene Character now sometimes steps in gum Users can unlock one fre...

Features Of ‘Madden 25’

With Electronic Arts releasing Madden NFL 25 this week, Onion Sports examines the new and innovative features of the popular football video game series. Over 30 new running moves that you’ll never figure out how to use Four-player coo...

Nintendo Entertainment System Turns 30

The original version of the Nintendo Entertainment System, known as the Famicom or Nintendo Family Computer, first became available in Japan 30 years ago this month.

Tecmo Bowl–Winning Bulldogs Visit White House

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama hosted the Tecmo Bowl champion Bulldogs at the White House Thursday, honoring the team for their stunning victory over the heavily favored Wildcats. Obama, who met with the players and coach BOB and provided a guide...

Features Of The Xbox One

Windows XP operating system Will offer new titles in such popular Xbox series as Ace Combat, Kane & Lynch, Crash Time, and Call of Juarez Xbox Hat—Say the words “Xbox Hat” out loud and a large ima...
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Best Sports Video Games Of All Time

With titles such as FIFA 17 and NBA 2K17 expected to be popular gifts this holiday season, Onion Sports looks back on some of the best sports video games of all time.

  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater: Groundbreaking in its gameplay as well as its hit soundtrack featuring Vivaldi, Stravinsky, and Chopin

  • Madden Lockout: The eighth edition of the franchise lacks any gameplay modes until the player successfully mediates a collective bargaining agreement between the AI owners and AI players’ union

  • NHL ’94: The first-ever hockey game to allow players to shoot the puck

  • NFL Blitz: While wildly popular, this over-the-top football favorite has been roundly criticized for its glorification of the painful flames that pour out of receivers’ feet when they run too fast

  • Wii Tennis: Mom liked this one

  • PGA Hunter: Players take aim from the bushes of some of the world’s most famous courses to shoot down the biggest names in golf

  • Sports ’14: The first sports video game to be entirely composed of create-a-player, create-a-team, and create-a-sport options

  • Michael Jordan’s Global Domination: Users control the Chicago Bulls great as they forge alliances, amass troops, and wage war in a quest to exert control over the entire world

  • Mario Kart 7: The last edition of the franchise to feature Wario before his refusal to license his likeness

  • NBA Jam: Noteworthy for being the first basketball game to include the famed Coastal Offense, which emphasizes half-court shooting and dunks from the three-point line

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