Anyone with a passing knowledge of video game history will already know the debt the industry owes to physical card and board games (Nintendo being the most obvious example). So it makes sense that the latest edition of the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Black & White—Plasma Storm is debuting a feature where a unique code on each booster pack allows you to download virtual cards to play with on the Pokémon online trading card game, effectively marrying their virtual card game with the physical one.

For those of us who remember just how popular the original Pokémon trading card game was back in the day, it's good to see them adapting to a market that's becoming more tech savvy with each new generation of children.

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Black & White—Plasma Storm packs are now available in the UK. Check out the full details over on the official site.