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- 08/12/16--13:00: _Pokémon Go changes ...
- 08/13/16--17:00: _The Pokémon Go infl...
- 08/14/16--10:00: _A brief history of ...
- 08/18/16--14:43: _Nintendo 3DS sales ...
- 08/24/16--09:34: _Pokémon Go is boost...
- 08/29/16--23:25: _Some Pokémon Go pla...
- 09/01/16--09:25: _Pokémon Go lands Ja...
- 09/01/16--09:33: _Niantic responds to...
- 09/06/16--07:05: _Sun and Moon’s newe...
- 09/20/16--08:46: _Pokémon Sun and Moo...
- 09/27/16--15:00: _What to look for in...
- 10/05/16--15:21: _Gotcha! Norwegian p...
- 12/07/16--10:58: _Niantic confirms ne...
- 12/13/16--17:18: _Pokémon GO fitness ...
- 12/22/16--11:00: _Pokémon Go arrives ...
- 01/05/17--10:27: _DeepMind’s updated ...
- 01/24/17--08:54: _Pokémon launches Du...
- 01/31/17--00:31: _Nintendo reports $5...
- 02/01/17--18:55: _Report: Pokémon Go ...
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- 08/12/16--13:00: Pokémon Go changes everything (and nothing) for AR/VR
- 08/13/16--17:00: The Pokémon Go influence on new tech
- 08/14/16--10:00: A brief history of Niantic Labs, the makers of Pokémon Go
- 08/18/16--14:43: Nintendo 3DS sales up 80% year-over-year on Pokémon Go success
- 08/24/16--09:34: Pokémon Go is boosting competitor in-app purchase revenue, too
- 09/01/16--09:33: Niantic responds to Senate inquiry into Pokémon Go privacy
- 09/20/16--08:46: Pokémon Sun and Moon will let you clean and care for your Pokémon
- 09/27/16--15:00: What to look for in the next Pokémon Go
- 12/07/16--10:58: Niantic confirms new Pokémon are coming
- 12/13/16--17:18: Pokémon GO fitness gains were short-lived
- 12/22/16--11:00: Pokémon Go arrives on the Apple Watch
- 02/01/17--18:55: Report: Pokémon Go has now crossed $1 billion in revenue
“Stop calling Pokémon Go AR,” say the purists. But who cares what you call something that is so successful? Just be glad it happened, and let’s figure out what it means for the AR/VR industry. Read More
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Pokémon Go has changed the trajectory of the world on a scale just slightly smaller than Google Search and Facebook — but it will be felt through all industries in the coming years. It looks like a simple game that incorporates a few unique and compelling features. But this game has taken technologies from niche research and gaming communities and thrust them into the world’s… Read More
Niantic Labs, a small gaming company previously owned by Google, has gone from a somewhat obscure gaming shop to one of the most prominent developers overnight. The company launched Pokémon Go in July 2016, the first very long-awaited smartphone version of a Pokémon game. After holding out for nearly a decade, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have finally unleashed one of its most… Read More
Nintendo had a very good month in mobile gaming, according to NPD Group’s latest data. The 3DS won in both hardware and software sales for the analyst firm’s latest tracker report, with the 3DS and its family of systems (including New 3DS, 3DS XL and 2DS devices) up 80 percent for July this year versus July 2015. Pokémon Omega Red and Alpha Sapphire, the latest console titles in… Read More
While Pokémon Go is definitely the primary benefactor of its own success, that doesn’t mean it’s hurting its competition in the mobile gaming space. New data from mobile commerce provider DOCOMO Digital has found that in fact, the Google Play Store’s top four grossing apps have seen a 10 percent increase in overall revenue from their games in Europe since the debut of… Read More
Did you get banned from playing Pokémon Go after downloading an app that you thought might make the game more fun? Well, it turns out that you might be able to get back into the smash hit title after all. Read More
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There may be a debate about whether we’ve reached peak Pokémon Go for gamers, but the hit title is just getting started with brands. That’s because Japanese mobile operator SoftBank is the latest company to sign up to be a “sponsored location” inside the game. Read More
Niantic, the makers of Pokémon Go, responded today to a letter from Sen. Al Franken that questioned the wildly popular game’s privacy features. Niantic defended the game’s use of players’ location data and explained how it collects consent from the parents of players under the age of 13. Niantic also described the types of data it collects from players, and hinted at what… Read More
What hath science wrought: First it created the brooding Mewtwo, whose tale of experimentation and weaponization is the dramatic underpinning for the original Pokémon movie; now, it’s responsible for Type: Null, a new synthetic Pokémon from the upcoming Sun and Moon Pokémon games for 3DS that combines the strengths of various other pocket monsters. In addition to the fairly badass… Read More
The new Pokémon Sun and Moon games are still a couple of months away, with a release date set for November 18, but the news keeps trickling out about its new Pokémon and features. The new Pokémon revealed today include version specific creatures for each of the two games, and new evolutions that differ in Sun and Moon as well. Plus, a new in-game feature lets you show your Pokémon a… Read More
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If you had to crown an “App of the Summer,” Pokémon Go would undoubtedly be at the top of the list. The app became a household name within days of its July launch and was the most downloaded iOS app in a first week — ever. Pokémon built one of the most resilient brands in recent memory, and provided a playbook for other brands looking to catapult their intellectual… Read More
Pokémon GO fever may be receding in the U.S., but in Norway it’s still raging. The country’s prime minister, Erna Solberg, was caught red-handed playing the game in parliament. Read More
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
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During the supreme madness of the Pokémon GO season this summer, it wasn’t uncommon to hear people talk about how the insanely popular game was boosting activity levels and making people walk miles more than they did before. That effect appears to have been significantly overstated, according to research published in the British Medical Journal. Read More
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
Pokémon GO might have been the most talked about “Go” game of 2016, but the world of AI remains fixated on another Go — AlphaGo.
Last spring, Go-playing AI AlphaGo made headlines when it defeated world champion Lee Sedol. Now AlphaGo is in the news for another reason. DeepMind’s freak of computing has been anonymously vanquishing the world’s top Go players… Read More
Pokémon has another official new mobile game that isn’t Pokémon GO – it’s a strategy battle game called Pokémon Duel where you collect virtual figures and fight them in an attempt to take over territory from your rival. The Duel element involves actually battling your figures, which you can select in teams of six. These individual Pokémon have stats, including how many… Read More
Nintendo only takes a fraction of the revenue from Pokémon Go, the smash hit game of 2016, but its popularity has certainly boosted its own Pokémon games as evidenced by the company’s latest financial report. Nintendo reported a 64.7 billion JPY ($569 million) profit on revenue of 174.3 billion JPY ($1.5 billion). That’s a return to the black following a $57.1 million loss… Read More
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
Valve’s Portal series is one of the more beloved in PC gaming, thanks to its debut of unique puzzle mechanics to inject some fresh life in the tired first-person action genre. The game looks even more interesting when you’re using its unique mechanics overlaid on the real world, with virtual objects interacting seamlessly with concrete things like tables, walls and floors.… Read More