From Us to You! Gets Swept Up in the Pokémon Go Mania

From Us to You! Gets Swept Up in the Pokémon Go Mania

PODCAST: Like everyone else, we love Pokémon Go. Plus: Kat recounts her trip to Japan, and we talk about Overwatch's new character.

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On this week's episode of From Us to You! (download link here), we get swept up in the mania for Pokémon Go along with everyone else.

It's undeniable: Pokémon Go is probably the biggest cultural moment gaming has had since the original game came out in 1998. It's hit every possible demographic, from casual mobile fans to hardcore gamers to your parents. Will it last? Who knows; but right now, it's certainly a hell of a thing.

Our other two topics cover what's happening in gaming in Japan (hint: smartphones, smartphones, smartphones), and Overwatch's new character. Overwatch, of course, is 2016's other gaming craze; and while some doubted its longevity at the start, its long-term prospects are currently looking pretty good. We dive into all of that and more in this week's episode.

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Kat, Mike, and Nadia express their amazement at Pokémon Go's insane popularity, discuss Overwatch's new character, and talk about what's going on in Japan.

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Kat Bailey

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Kat Bailey is a former freelance writer and contributor to publications including 1UP, IGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar, and EGM. Her fondest memories as a journalist are at GamePro, where she hosted RolePlayer's Realm and had legal access to the term "Protip." She is USgamer's resident mecha enthusiast, Pokemon Master, and Minnesota Vikings nut (skol).

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