Pokemon GO Sees 35% Increase In Active Usage Since May
Pokemon GO was understandably met with a ton of excitement when it first launched. However over time it wasn’t surprising to see interest in the game wane a bit. However it seems that in the past few months, interest in the game has picked up again, according to a post on Niantic’s website.
Pokemon GO Blocked From Running On Rooted Android Phones
No one likes cheaters, which is why to help prevent potential cheats, Niantic has recently decided to block the popular Pokemon GO from running on rooted Android phones. How this works is apparently the app will scan your phone’s internal storage system to see if your phone shows signs of having been rooted.
Pokemon GO Gets New ‘Niantic Kids’ Login System
If you’re a parent and you’re a bit concerned about letting your kids play Pokemon GO over privacy concerns, you’ll be relieved to learn that there will be new tools introduced to help you deal with that. Dubbed Niantic Kids, this is a new logic system that Niantic and SuperAwesome developed.
Pokemon GO Player Battles Could Arrive This Year
PVP battles in Pokemon GO is something that has been talked about for a long time. It seemed like a rather basic and straightforward feature that should have been included from the start, but yet the folks at Niantic have yet to implement it. In fact last year the company was still making promises about the feature eventually arriving.
Niantic Introduces Three-Strike Policy For Pokemon GO Cheaters
No one likes cheaters, but the sad reality is that as much as developers try to prevent cheaters, there will always be cheaters in video games. Companies such as Blizzard have implemented a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to cheaters, banning them outright when caught, but Niantic appears to be taking a more lenient approach.
Pokemon Go Revenues Cross $1.8 Billion Worldwide
Niantic’s Pokemon Go quickly became a global phenomenon not too long after it was released. The title has made a lot of money across the globe and the latest figures suggest that the worldwide Pokemon Go revenue has now crossed $1.8 billion. The title was believed to have cross $1 billion in revenue back in January last year.
Pokemon GO Has The Most Players It Has Ever Had Since 2016
It’s not surprising that when Pokemon GO was first launched that it was a massive success. This combined the success and fame of the Pokemon franchise with that of the ability to “catch” Pokemon in real-life thanks to the use of augmented reality. However the game did face some problems at the start, along with features that were promised but never launched.
Trading Is Finally Coming To Pokemon GO
One of the fun aspects of Pokemon games is the ability to trade Pokemon with your friends. This was a feature that many expected to be part of Pokemon GO when the game was launched, and despite there being many promises and hints, the feature remained missing for the longest time ever.
Pokemon Go Developer Niantic To Map The World In 3D
Niantic, best known as the developer of the popular Pokemon Go title, has revealed its plans to map the world in 3D with the help of players. Its plans to build augmented reality maps were confirmed by Niantic CEO John Hanke today. Niantic wants to play a major role in digital mapping and it’s looking to leverage its massive community for that purpose.
Pokemon Go Fest Heading Back To Chicago This Summer
Pokemon Go quickly became popular when it came out and while the hype has died down considerably since then, there are still many people who still play this game. Developer Niantic leveraged the title’s popularity last year by launching the Pokemon Go Fest which had quite a lot of shortcomings but fans remain of the view that they would like this fan event to return. They will now be happy […]
Pokemon GO To Get Quests In Upcoming Update
Niantic’s Pokemon GO has been a rather straightforward game where gamers go into the real world to capture Pokemon. There are some battles that can be had where players can fight to take over gyms, but other than that we suppose the main novelty of Pokemon GO is using augmented reality to catch Pokemon.
Pokemon GO Could Be Getting Story Quests In The Future
For the most part Pokemon GO doesn’t really have much story to it, unless you count the fact that it is based on Pokemon which has its own world/story. However Niantic could be looking to change that because based on a datamine by the folks at The Silph Road (via VG247), they have found some references to story quests in Pokemon GO.
Pokemon GO To Discontinue Support For Devices That Can't Upgrade To iOS 11
The thing about Apple is that for the most part, they tend to support devices for years on end (iPhone battery scandal aside). Take for example iOS 11 which is supported way back on the iPhone 5s which was released 5 years ago, which presumably many users would have upgraded by now.
Pokemon Go Will Finally Make Its Way To China
Pokemon Go quickly became a global phenomenon when it was launched in 2016. Since developer Niantic didn’t have a local partner in China, it wasn’t able to launch the game in the world’s largest smartphone market. Two years after the game was originally launched, it’s finally making its way to China as Niantic has struck a deal with a local partner.
Pokemon Go Apple ARKit Update Might Be Out Soon
According to a new report, Niantic might release an update for Pokemon Go later today which will bring support for Apple’s ARKit feature. ARKit was introduced with iOS 11 earlier this year. It’s a new framework which enables developers to create powerful augmented reality experiences for iOS devices. The report suggests that this Pokemon Go update might be out as soon as later today.
Sprint Offering $100 In Pokecoins For Customers Who Switch Over
For those who are looking for a new carrier and who are also gamers of Pokemon GO, you might be interested to learn that Sprint has recently announced a new promotion for customers. For customers who are willing to swap over to Sprint, it seems that the carrier will be giving those customers $100 worth in Pokecoins, which is the in-game currency used in Pokemon GO.
Pokemon GO Accidents While Driving Costs Billions In Damages
The hype surrounding Pokemon GO when it was first released was very real, so much so that people just couldn’t stop playing the game, resulting in some playing while driving. This has caused a fair number of accidents, including the death of a 9-year old boy. Fast forward about a year or so later, the impact of these accidents is said to have amounted in the billions.
Niantic Harry Potter Game Won't End Support For Pokemon Go
Niantic’s augmented reality-powered Pokemon Go became an instant hit globally. There has been a lot of speculation over the past few months about the next AR-powered game from the developer. Niantic recently confirmed that it’s developing a Harry Potter game. The developer has now confirmed that just because the Harry Potter game is in the pipeline, it doesn’t mean that Niantic is going to end support for Pokemon Go.
Harry Potter AR Game Being Developed By Pokemon Go Creators
You may have heard of a little something known as Pokemon Go. The augmented reality game instantly became popular across the globe after it was released. It’s safe to say that Niantic’s efforts with this title were very successful. It was rumored not too long ago that Niantic might be working on a Harry Potter augmented reality title. The creators of Pokemon Go have now confirmed that they’re indeed developing […]
Pokemon GO To Get A Special Halloween Event
One of the methods that we’re seeing developers use to keep their gamers interested is by celebrating certain events, like holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Christmas, New Year, and so on. In fact if you’re looking for a reason to come back to Pokemon GO, then you might be interested to learn that a Halloween event has been confirmed for the game.