Shack Taps: Pokemon Sun and Moon available, watch PlayStation Vue on Apple TV, and more

Find out how the newest entries in the Pokemon series stack up.


Welcome to Shack Taps, a wrap-up feature that summarizes relevant news in the mobile and handheld gaming spaces. Read summaries to get the gist of a story, and use links to read more detailed reports.

Pokemon Sun and Moon offer refreshed gameplay mechanics and storytelling

Game Freak, Nintendo, and the Pokemon Company are celebrating 20 years of catching 'em all with the release of Pokemon Sun and Moon on 3DS. Modojo editor-in-chief Brittany Vincent published a review that digs into all the nitty-gritty that fans expect from a new entry.

If you're planning to crack into either game this weekend, get a head start by learning how to save your game and hunt down rare pocket monsters. Still undecided on which game to buy? Learn about the differences between both versions.

Nintendo could bring Pokemon Sun and Moon to the Switch

A report claims that Switch versions of Sun and Moon are far enough along in development to release in 2017.

You'll be able to watch PlayStation Vue on Apple TV soon

Already available as an iPad app, Sony's PlayStation Vue TV service will make its way to Apple TV next month.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at and @davidlcraddock.

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