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How to get Pokemon Go before a national release..

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Pokemon Go has been a long anticipated release, and has drawn plenty of discussion around its mechanics and flaws. The game had an oddly soft release this week (6/7/16) and unfortunately for many users their region has yet to be given access to the game. Some clever folks are however getting around the region based release in a number of ways detailed below..

Disclaimer: If you follow the steps below you may lose all progress when switching back to your main account or changing back to your normal region.

iPhone/IOS

Pokemon Go is arguably the trickiest to get on IOS, fear not however, here is how to do it; although it’s not a simple matter of searching the App Store, it won’t take more than five minutes to get it onto your iPhone. How? All you need is an Apple ID registered to a region where the game has already released eg Australia, New Zealand or the US.

1. Log out of your current Apple ID on your iPhone.

Hit the App Store, tap the Featured tab, scroll to the bottom of the page, tap your Apple ID and tap ‘Sign out’.

Alternately..

Go to Settings -> Apple ID and sign out.

2. Create a new Apple ID

This is easiest to do at your computer; simply go to https://appleid.apple.com and create a new ID using a different email account to the one you used for your main Apple ID. Make sure to choose either New Zealand or Australia as your region.

Make sure to choose the correct region!

Make sure to choose the correct region!

3. Sign into your new ID on your iPhone

Go to Settings -> iTunes and App Store. Click Sign In and sign in using the details of the ID you just created.

4. Install the APP

Now head back to the App Store and search for Pokemon GO. Bingo! As this is your first ‘purchase’ (although the app is free), you may be asked to verify your account details. Simply follow the instructions, making sure to select ‘None’ in the Billing menu and adding a New Zealand, American or Australian address and phone number. Once done, just download the app, simple as pie! The servers are chockablock at the moment though, so don’t be surprised if it takes a little while to connect and catch your starter. It took me 20 minutes to log in and play once the app was installed. Stay tuned for my first impressions tomorrow.

Android

Getting the app on Android is a much simpler affair than on IOS. Simply get the Pokémon Go APK file from APKPure.com, either directly on your phone or on a PC, the file is fairly hefty for a data plan (around 60mb) so beware if you plan to download off WiFi.

If you’re choose to download via PC, attach your phone to the computer by USB and drag the downloaded APK file to your Downloads folder. On your phone go to Settings -> Security and enable the installation of apps from unknown sources. Now find the APK on your phone and install Pokémon Go.

Were you expecting more steps? There are none! Enjoy wandering the country in search of rare and elusive Pokemon. Gotta catch em all!

 

 

 

Ghostbusters Trailer has over 300k dislikes: Sexism or honest critique?

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The long awaited renewal of the GhostBusters franchise is finally happening, but many fans are horrified at the changes; particularly the new all female twist on the GhostBusters.         (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones)

Director Paul Feig has been shocked by some of what he describes as: “some of the most vile, misogynistic sh** I’ve ever seen in my life.” It does seem that the age old addage of the internet bringing out the worst in people has come to the fore again, especially with young males who seem to be vehemently opposed to the idea of an all female cast, posting gems such as:

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Comment 3There are the occasional positive comment about the reboot, however much of it is more a commentary on the aesthetics of the cast rather than on the merits of the film itself.

So what’s my opinion? The film looks like an interesting take on an old classic. Do I think it will be as good as the original? No; nostalgia makes it so that things seldom are. Do I think it is well cast? Yes; for the tone of the film that they are clearly trying to achieve, it has been strongly cast, with great actors in the roles of the GhostBusters. Do I think it will do well at box office? Yes; there is no such thing as bad press, and with 20M views on the trailer in just 4 days I think it is safe to say that love it or hate it, it’s happening. It would be childish to dismiss it from seeing just 2 minutes of footage.

Closing words: Things change; they have to. The batman movies got darker and they got better. Liam Neeson kept losing his damn daughter, and the movies got worse. Re-releasing the same old format just because it is easy or safe means that the film industry will never grow. It’s how we ended up with 8 different American Pie movies, let’s not repeat the pattern.

Tell us what you think in the comments below!

 

 

Guy brings home supermarket egg and incubates it. CUTENESS WARNING

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Meet Albert

Alwyn Wils is a 45 year old man who decided to see what would happen if you incubate quail eggs found in the supermarket. As it turns out..a little bit of magic. Just one of the 12 eggs hatched after about 1 month of incubation.

The chick, named Albert, was purchased at a small supermarket in Haarlem, Netherlands, by 45-year-old Alwyn Wils.

Mr Wils brought the eggs home and immediately placed them all in an incubator. Thankfully he also decided to document the process on film.

Mr Wils: “Albert is a one in a million. To get a fertilised egg one obviously needs both a male and female. Since the males don’t produce any eggs and the females lay her unfertilised eggs without the need for a male, eggs are rarely fertilised when they get to the supermarkets.”

See more of Albert’s progress below!