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Modojo Rewind: PoGo Fest, Unfortunate Setbacks, And Fresh Ink-Slinging Action

Your weekly roundup of the biggest stories in mobile and portable gaming, courtesy of your friends at Modojo.


Greetings, citizens. Friday has fallen, and as we wave goodbye to the work week now quietly disappearing behind us, we welcome the weekend as it crests above the nearing horizon. Today isn't just a day for celebrating another week slain, however; it's also a great chance to check in with Modojo and catch up on all of the latest stories in the mobile and portable gaming universe. Grab your polearms and steel yourself for victory as we rally the troops for this week's Modojo Rewind.

The Imminent Arrival Of The First-Ever Pokemon Go Fest

Arguably one of the biggest stories in the mobile gaming arena this week is the first-ever Pokemon Go Fest. Set to kick off tomorrow, July 22 around 10 a.m. local time, the event is promising loads of activities for players on-scene as well as around the world. There is one thing to mention, however, and it's that there's a chance that attendees will be caught in the rain. This coupled with the fact that attendees aren't allow to bring umbrellas makes for a potentially-awkward mobile gaming situation. Luckily, we've got all the information trainers need to prepare for inclement weather at this year's Pokemon Go Fest.

Since it's not a game to stay out of the headlines, Pokemon Go has also been making the news this week for a new problem that sees Raid Bosses running away after players have spent all of their available items trying to catch them. It seems that the game may be experiencing a glitch -- that, or there may be some type of time-based limitation on how many Raid Battles players are allowed to participate in. For anyone that might be affected by this problem, we've got ideas on why raid bosses run away and what players can do to combat the issue.

Lastly, a recent foray into the latest Pokemon Go APK has revealed the first clues as to how Legendary creatures will work in the game. A number of new modifiers have been introduced that appear to control the visibility of Legendary creatures as well as a condition that labels Raid Battles as Legendary or not. With these snippets of code in-game, players are likely to see Legendary creatures appearing very soon.

Splatoon 2 And Other Headline Stories

Nintendo Switch players have been waiting a long time to get their hands on Splatoon 2, but the game has finally arrived, and it seems fans are loving it. We've been seeing a lot of players of all skill levels jumping into the game, and for them, we've written up a number of guides and handy how-tos, including how to disable the game's motion controls, how to unlock Hero weapons in the game's multiplayer, and many others. For a full look at everything we've gotten up so far, feel free to check out Modojo's Splatoon 2 guide hub.

There have been a few other surprising stories this week, too. One of Tim Schafer's first games, the phenomenal PC adventure Full Throttle, has made its way onto iOS in the form of Full Throttle Remastered. It offers many of the same bonuses as players might find in the PlayStation and PC remaster, albeit with a conveniently-light $5 price tag.

We've also gotten our first looks at Nokia's new Nokia 8, a budget-oriented smartphone that comes with a number of flagship-level features, and have plumbed the depths of the internet to reveal all of the changes that Injustice 2 mobile players can expect from the game's latest patch version 1.5, including considerable overhauls to character abilities and overall balance.

As always, these stories and loads more can be found over on Modojo, your go-to resource for news, reviews, and guides in the mobile and portable gaming arena.

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