Pokemon Go and the general public not welcome at Pokemon World Championships

first_img Guarantee 1000+ CP1/17For Pokemon that can evolve, their starting CP will dictate whether or not their final evolution will hit the coveted 1000+ mark. While each Pokemon grow at different rates, you can use PoGoToolKit to estimate their final CP.Photo Credit: @iBlali on Twitter.<><> The 2016 Pokemon World Championships are coming up, but don’t plan on Go-ing.The popularity of the Pokemon franchise has exploded thanks to the recent release of Pokemon Go, but the San Francisco event doesn’t doesn’t have any plans for events involving the game, instead choosing to focus on the usual mainstays, the Pokemon Trading Card Game and Pokemon video game competitions. With the lack of a real multiplayer option there’s not much they could do in the way of Pokemon Go events, even though you know the vast majority of people will be playing it anyway.But the organizers are obviously aware of the popularity, especially since they had to seal off the event for the first time. They state that “due to an unprecedented response from invited players planning to attend” they are closing the event to the general public, and only people with badges will be able to get in. Anyone wishing they could be there to see the matches can at least watch it online via the Twitch channel.On a funny note, you thought seeing massive swarms of people chase after rare Pokemon in Central Park was amazing? Let’s just wait and see what happens if one appears in a Pokemon World Championship…As for the event itself, it will feature hundreds of the best players competing for the title of World Champion, as well as a combined prize pool of more than $500,000 in scholarships and travel awards. These are serious competitors with serious stakes, and you’ll be able to watch the event from August 19-21.Here’s the full streaming schedule (times are PDT):Twitch.tv/Pokemon – General Event CoverageFriday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.Saturday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.Sunday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Finals Coverage for Pokémon TCG and Video Game)Twitch.tv/PokemonVGC – Pokémon Video Game ChampionshipsFriday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.Saturday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.Twitch.tv/PokemonTCG – Pokémon TCG ChampionshipsFriday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.Saturday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.Twitch.tv/Pokkentournament – Pokkén Tournament ChampionshipsFriday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (Last Chance Qualifiers coverage)Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.last_img read more

Simple Geeks Guide to Digital Radio

first_imgStay on target The Most Addictive Mobile Clicker GamesSimple Geek’s Guide to…Streaming Services You watch HBO’s Silicon Valley right? How much do you love to hate Russ Hanneman? You know, the guy who “put radio on the internet”. Considering that I live in San Francisco, I feel like I know 20 guys just like that. Like this jerk… oh wait, that’s a photo of me.Regardless, I am glad that someone put radio on the internet because now we can listen to radio from anywhere in the world just by using our phones. Below is a guide on just how to do it.Local Internet Radio StationsIt’s very likely that wherever you live there are some really cool internet radio stations in your area. We have a ton in San Francisco. One of my favorites is BFF.fm. Even though I just recently started recording my podcast there, I’ve been a fan ever since they launched because they’re a community radio station that broadcasts 24/7 and plays interesting and eclectic music. You can find out what’s in your area by googling “internet radio” and the name of the biggest city near you. You’ll discover some awesome stuff.Radio GardenRadio Garden might be the coolest of all your options. When you go to their site, you can spin the globe and see little green dots representing radio stations that are broadcasting all over the world. There are over 8,000 of them! Then you can click on the dot and listen in. As I’m typing this, I’m listening to a really cool radio station in Nairobi!Spotify/PandoraYou’re probably already using on or both of these in your life but I’d be remiss in my duties if I didn’t mention them. Spotify offers lots of ways to explore music, one of them being radio stations centered around particular artists, genres, or moods. Pandora has a more sophisticated algorithm for choose music for your radio station, but they have WAY too many live versions of songs. I mean come on Pandora, nobody wants to hear a live version of a Flock of Seagulls song. PS. I miss Rdio.BBC iPlayer RadioThe venerable Beeb has been on the forefront of radio since your grandparents were kids. Considering how it’s a corporate/state run mash-up I’ve always been surprised at the diversity of its stations. That’s what makes BBC iPlayer Radio cool. You can stream any one of their stations, from talk radio to breaking music, right on your phone. Plus it all comes along with very posh British accents. I like how they pronounce “schedule.”TuneInTuneIn is pretty rad. You can listen to millions of podcasts and over 100,000 radio stations from around the world. Plus it’s social, so you can interact with other users sharing suggestions and making lists. It’s perfect for radio lovers of any level of level of obsession.EarbitsThis is great if you wanna get turned on to music you’ve never heard before. They don’t play any mainstream stuff so you can get hip to what’s happening way before your friends. Yes, finally you get to be the one crossing your arms, rolling your eyes, and saying “You mean you don’t know who Richie Cunning is?”Sirius XMYou know about Sirius XM. Your mom probably has it in the car. There are hundreds of stations ranging from ranty talk radio to classic soul music. There aren’t commercials, but it’s not often you‘re gonna hear rare and undiscovered stuff.Xtend FM RadioThe coolest part about Xtend FM Radio is its interface. It looks just like an old school (ha! Like seven years ago old school) digital radio tuner that you would have in your car. The options aren’t particularly plentiful compared to something like TuneIn or Radio Garden but what they do have is packed with good content. And you can assign preset channels like you do with a car radio, so you can easily toggle between your favorite stations.Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, TV host and poet. Follow him at BrokeAssStuart.com. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more