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Suspects in alleged Pokemon plot will remain in jail

Kevin Norton, left, and James Stumbo

Kevin Norton, left, and James Stumbo

Two Iowa men suspected of planning a mass shooting last month at the Pokemon World Championships in Boston will be held without bail for the next four months.

Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney Joseph Janezic argued today in a dangerousness hearing that Kevin Norton, 18, and James Stumbo, 27, weren’t mere ” keyboard commandos,” but instead possessed the capabilities to carry out their alleged online threats.

According to The Boston Globe, the prosecutor was able to sway Judge Thomas C. Horgan, who determined the defendants are too dangerous to be free while they await trial.

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Pokemon Company drops the hammer on unsanctioned fan party

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The Pokémon Company International filed a lawsuit last week that shut down an unsanctioned Pokémon-themed party tied to PAX Prime in Seattle.

The company, which manages the multibillion-dollar Pokémon property outside Asia, on Wednesday sued the organizers of the for-profit “5th Annual Unofficial Pokemon PAX Kickoff Party,” accusing them of copyright infringement, specifically citing the use of Pikachu and Snivy in promotional images. Ramar Larkin Jones, Zach Shore and Ruckus Productions are named as defendants in the complaint.

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‘Pokemon’ recreated in ‘GTA V’ is even weirder than you imagine

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As strange, and slightly disturbing, as it may have been to see the Scooby-Doo and the gang dropped into the world of Grand Theft Auto V, it’s nothing compared to this recreation of the Pokémon opening.

Created by YouTuber Merfish using an assortment of GTA V PC Mods, if the video doesn’t make you nostalgic, it will at least leave you viewing Pikachu in a decidedly different light.

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Suspects in Pokemon championship threats held without bail

Kevin Norton, left, and James Stumbo

Kevin Norton, left, and James Stumbo

Two Iowa men whom police say planned a mass shooting at the Pokémon World Championships in Boston were ordered held without bail Monday. A dangerousness hearing is set for Sept. 1.

Kevin Norton, 18, and James Stumbo, 27, who were invited to participate in the weekend tournament, were arrested Saturday on firearms charges after police were alerted to alleged threats they’d made to the event through social media.

“We can never read someone’s mind,” The Boston Globe quotes Police Superintendent Paul A. Fitzgerald as saying. “What we can read is what they were saying and the actions that they took, bringing the weapons they were showing online as a threat.”

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Two arrested in apparent threat to Pokémon World Championships

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Two Iowa men who traveled to Boston to play in the Pokémon World Championships were arrested Saturday on firearms charges after police, alerted that the pair had made “threats of violence over social media,” discovered guns and ammunition in their car.

James Stumbo, 27, and Kevin Norton, 18, were invited to play in the “masters division” of the championships, held over the weekend at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. On Wednesday, Stumbo allegedly posted a photo (below) of two guns on the trunk of a car to the Mayhem Pokemon Crew Facebook page, with the message, “Kevin Norton and I are ready for worlds Boston here we come!!!” When another poster wished them “Good luck,” Stumbo responded, “With killing the competition?”

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This adorable parade of giant Pikachu can’t stop, won’t stop

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If the apocalypse begins not with an uprising of sentient robots or a zombie-virus epidemic but with a parade of giant marching Pikachu, I think I’m OK with that. I mean, we’ll be too busy “awwwwing” to really care, right?

This cuddly harbinger of the End Times is, of course, from the second annual “Dancing? An Outbreak of Pikachus,” which will continue through Sunday in Yokohama, Japan. Unfortunately, your only hope of slowing this unstoppable juggernaut of joy is by performing the Pikachu Dance. All of it.

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PokeRangers is the cosplay mashup you’ve been hoping for

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We may never know by a crazed mashup between Pokemon and Power Rangers has never existed before now, but clearly the world has been missing out.

Unleashed last month at Otakon 2015 in Baltimore, PokeRangers brought together Mega Garchomp, Mega Scizor, Mega Charizard X, Mega Rayquaza and Magikarp to form … something. Not a Zord or Megazord, but, still, something wonderful.

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At last, a video that teaches you how to do the Pikachu Dance

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Thousands of dancing Pikachus will descend on Yokohama, Japan, next week for “Dancing? An Outbreak of Pikachus,” which is no officially an annual event (because, why not). To prepare attendees for this onslaught of adorable yellow pocket monsters, the Pokémon Company has released an instructional video that teaches them how to do the Pikachu Dance.

Be warned: The routine is a bit elaborate, and includes moonwalking. Also, the song will bore into your brain, like … whatever Pokémon bores into brains. There is one that does that, right?

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The best solution to a bad Pikachu tattoo is another Pikachu tattoo

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After walking around sporting a terrible Pikachu tattoo for four years, one poor guy (let’s call him “Ash Ketchum”) finally turned to a professional for help.

While Lindsay Baker isn’t a Pokémon Master, she’s clearly a talented and imaginative tattoo artist. When one of her clients at Nite Owl Tattoo in Northampton, Massachusetts, showed her the poorly drawn Pikachu — “It was his first tattoo,” she told BuzzFeed, “and apparently the girl who did it had been drinking” — Baker knew exactly how to make the best out of a bad situation.

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These elegant Pokémon watches are perfect for the mature fan

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Who says you have to stop displaying your love for Pokémon simply because you’ve reached a certain age? Certainly not Japanese fashion brand Beams.

The company has designed two very grown-up Seiko watches for more mature Pokémon Masters: Pikachu is white, yellow and silver, and features a stylized image of the fan-favorite character within the letter P and a nod to its tail on the minute hand. The black Poké Ball timepiece reflects the famed item’s design in its red, white and black face.

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Your computer needs these Baymax, Iron Man & Pikachu keycaps

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QWERTY is fine and all, but after a 142-year reign, it may be time for GEEKY to inherit the keyboard throne.

A company called GeekKeys offers a selection of plastic and metal key caps inspired by comic books, movies, television video games and more, from The Avengers to Star Wars to Big Hero 6.

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Gotta catch ‘em all? This Pokémon duvet has you covered

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The tried and true method of lulling yourself to sleep may be counting sheep, but if you’re a Pokémon trainer, you likely have other things on your mind. Namely, Pokémon, and catching them — all of them. Now there’s a duvet cover that may help you at least catch some Z’s, and maybe help you catalog some of the species.

Available from RageOn, the Pokémon Collage Duvet Cover purports to include all 721 known Pokémon (I’m not counting them; let’s take their word for it). Ranging in price from $125 for a twin and $200 for a king, the duvet is made to order, meaning you’ll have to wait about three weeks for it to arrive.

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Comics A.M. | Spiegelman calls removal of ‘Maus’ in Russia ‘a real shame’

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Art Spiegelman

Creators | Responding to the removal of Maus from Moscow bookstores as the Russian government cracks down on Nazi symbols, Art Spiegelman said, “It’s a real shame because this is a book about memory. We don’t want cultures to erase memory.” Retailers fear the swastika on the graphic novel’s cover may be enough to run afoul of a new law prohibiting “Nazi propaganda” as the country prepares to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Germany. “I don’t think Maus was the intended target for this, obviously,” the cartoonist told The Guardian. “But I think [the law] had an intentional effect of squelching freedom of expression in Russia. The whole goal seems to make anybody in the expression business skittish.” [The Guardian]

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Designer mixes classic game characters and NBA teams

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Combining two loves — professional basketball and video games — graphic designer Mark Avery-Kenny has created a series of logos that mash together classic characters like Pac-Man, Pikachu and Mario with NBA franchises.

While some of the combinations make perfect sense — King Hippo and the Sacramento Kings, for instance — others aren’t nearly as logical. But they’re all fun and well-executed. Check out just some of them below, and the rest on Avery-Kenny’s Instagram page.

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Photo of the Day | The greatest (or worst) Pikachu cosplay ever

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As the headline states, this may be the absolute worst or the most inspired Pikachu cosplay in history, Really, it could go either way, likely depending to some extent on your fondness for the Greendale Human Being.

The photos — yes, there are more, below — were snapped at Comiket 87, which wrapped up today at the Tokyo Big Sight. Held twice annually, in August and December, Comiket (aka Comic Market) is the world’s largest dojinshi fair, drawing more than a half-million attendees. This edition opened Sunday with 180,000 people, an increase of about 10,000 from the first day of August’s Comiket 86.

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