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  • Pokémon Go promises to fix the bug that let it access all your Google data

    Pokémon Go promises to fix the bug that let it access all your Google data

    Pokémon Go isn’t reading your Gmail. The makers of the hot, new mobile game are fixing a bug that allowed the app to gain full access to users’ accounts, when they signed in using their Google account information. The company claims it didn’t mean to ask for such elevated permissions, and it will now correct this. The app had the power to access your Gmail, your Google… Read More

  • Pokémon Go shouldn’t have full access to your Gmail, Docs and Google account — but it does

    Pokémon Go shouldn’t have full access to your Gmail, Docs and Google account — but it does

    When you use Google to sign into Pokémon Go, as so many of you have already, the popular game for some reason grants itself (for some users, anyway) the highest possible level of access to your Google account, meaning it can read your email, location history, pretty much everything. Why does it need this, and why aren’t users told? Also this is definitely the last Poképost for a while. Read More

  • Here comes the Pokémon Go malware

    Here comes the Pokémon Go malware

    Well, that didn’t take long. Pokémon Go, the massively popular new game that’s bigger than Tinder, and poised to top Twitter in terms of daily users, has now been targeted by malware creators. Security researchers at Proofpoint spotted a malicious Pokémon Go app in the wild that’s infected with a remote access tool called “DroidJack,” which would give… Read More

  • Leet debuts a simple app for sharing your best gameplay highlights

    Leet debuts a simple app for sharing your best gameplay highlights

    Services like YouTube Gaming and Twitch are great for watching videos and live streams from your favorite gamers, but a new app called Leet, launching now, has a slightly different take. Instead of focusing on live-streamed gameplay and real-time chat, Leet lets gamers share short highlights from their favorite console or PC games to its online community and the social web. Others can then… Read More

  • The Nintendo 64 turns 20 today

    The Nintendo 64 turns 20 today

    It was on June 23, 1996 that the Nintendo 64 made its debut — in Japan, that is. We wouldn’t see it on this side of the Pacific for another three months. But today is its proper birthday, and 20 years is a significant enough anniversary that we should probably just take a moment to remember just how awesome this console was — and is. Read More

  • Devolver Digital co-founder Mike Wilson on becoming the “Sub Pop for games”

    Devolver Digital co-founder Mike Wilson on becoming the “Sub Pop for games”

    “Doom was made by six dudes in six months. And that’s where we are again — it’s come full circle.” That’s Mike Wilson, the founder of Devolver Digital, a game publisher that’s made a name for itself by finding the smallest and weirdest, yet most promising indie games out there. Read More

  • 11 of the coolest video game trailers from E3

    11 of the coolest video game trailers from E3

    We’ve been focused on VR and non-traditional gaming here at E3 this year, but that doesn’t mean we’ve been walking around with our eyes closed. But you might not have been paying close attention, what with having a real job and everything, so I took the liberty of collecting the most interesting trailers from the show in one place. Read More

  • TechCrunch is at E3! But why?

    TechCrunch is at E3! But why?

    These are strange days for the Electronic Entertainment Expo. The (ostensibly) trade-only event draws immense attention, but it has long been fraying at the edges. Yet we’re here anyway because this year E3 comes at an auspicious time for technologies that could represent a major change to the industry: virtual and augmented reality. Read More

  • The circle is complete: Minecraft is getting a deathmatch mode

    The circle is complete: Minecraft is getting a deathmatch mode

    Minecraft, a game that skyrocketed to unprecedented levels of popularity among all ages because of its open-ended gameplay, infinite worlds, and limitless possibilities for creation and collaboration, is getting a deathmatch mode. Read More