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  • Pokémon GO Fest attendees to get refunds as technical issues break the event

    Pokémon GO Fest attendees to get refunds as technical issues break the event

    Heading into Niantic’s Pokémon GO Fest — a gathering of roughly 20,000 Pokémon GO players in Chicago’s Grant Park — everyone seemed to have the same concern: the weather reports said a thunderstorm was coming. The weather turned out fine. Most other things, unfortunately, did not. Read More

  • Legendary Pokémon are headed to Pokémon Go

    Legendary Pokémon are headed to Pokémon Go

    Pokémon Go’s getting Legendary Pokémon, those ultra rare, ultra powerful pocket monsters that typically figure prominently in the narrative arc for the main series console games. The Legendary Pokémon will appear as Eggs at gyms, and they’ll act as bosses for the new Raids that the game recently introduced – once defeated, you’ll get a chance to catch them, much like… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Pokemon Go “Big Summer Update”

    Pokemon Go has a big summer update, Vice Media raises $450 million, the FTC wants to block the FanDuel-DraftKings merger and Blue Apron is looking to raise $586 million in its IPO. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Pokémon Go is getting cooperative play and a new gym system. Here’s how they work

    Just about a year ago, Pokémon Go came out of nowhere and took over the world. If you lived in any sort of big city, you probably couldn’t go a block without seeing a Go player sprint by, staring at their phone all the while. The hype inevitably died down, of course. Some people caught everything there was to catch; others stopped as the summer nights turned chilly; others simply got… Read More

  • What do E3 attendees think of mobile gaming?

    The smartphone has changed the gaming industry landscape dramatically. As our pocket computers advance, so too does the possibility of fully satisfying mobilegaming experiences. Companies like Nintendo are blurring the lines between portable and console/PC gaming with the Switch. At the same time, big studios have largely moved away from attempts to integrate mobile content into the home… Read More

  • The new Pokémon just went live in Pokémon GO and the servers are melting again

    The new Pokémon just went live in Pokémon GO and the servers are melting again

    The good news: the 80+ new Pokémon that were supposed to hit Pokémon GO “later this week”? They just went live. I caught a Chikorita! The bad news: If you were a player in the early days, things might look pretty familiar right now… in that you might just be looking at an error screen. The server seems to be having a hard time at the moment, with players reporting… Read More

  • Pokémon GO will get its first huge update this week: 80+ new Pokémon, new items, and more

    Pokémon GO will get its first huge update this week: 80+ new Pokémon, new items, and more

    “When is another generation of Pokémon coming to Pokemon GO?!” It’s a question that the game’s players (including myself) have been shouting since… well, pretty much immediately after the game launched. We’ve finally got an official answer: “later this week”. The once oh-so-shaky servers have stabilized. The game is now available in most of… Read More

  • Report: Pokémon Go has now crossed $1 billion in revenue

    Report: Pokémon Go has now crossed $1 billion in revenue

    Pokémon Go was 2016’s rocket ship — it broke download records and it raced to $500 million in revenue quicker than any app in history. Now it won yet another accolade, the fastest game to reach $1 billion. That’s according to a new report from app analytics firm Sensor Tower. To give the record some context, a recent App Annie report estimated that iOS and Android… Read More

  • Pokémon Go arrives on the Apple Watch

    Pokémon Go arrives on the Apple Watch

    Following an erroneous report claiming that Niantic’s plans to bring Pokémon Go to the Apple Watch were canceled, the company today put those rumors to rest with more than a mere statement: it has now launched the Apple Watch version of its popular game. The new smartwatch app lets you more easily play Pokémon without having to always pull out your phone. Instead, you can tap to… Read More

  • Niantic confirms new Pokémon are coming

    Niantic confirms new Pokémon are coming

    Niantic, the creator of the massively popular smartphone game, Pokémon Go, has confirmed that new Pokémon characters will be unveiled this Monday. “Keep an eye out on our social media channels on December 12th for details about the first addition of more Pokémon into Pokémon GO,” said the company statement.   The augmented reality game, which allows people to catch Pokémon in… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Facebook Builds a Censorship Tool

    Facebook builds a censorship tool so it could not be banned from China anymore, Twitter suspends Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account, your headphones can be hacked to listen to you, MIT creates artificial muscles and Ditto is now in Pokémon GO. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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