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Pokémon Go to finally get legendaries this week

Although Pokémon Go is undoubtedly a success, it’s difficult not to notice the absence of key features that players have come to expect from the Pokemon series. One of the most noticeable missing features was the lack of legendary Pokémon, however a year down the line, legendaries are finally coming …

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Pokémon Go launch traffic was 50 x what Niantic expected

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Even the best/worst case scenario for Niantic’s launch of Pokémon Go traffic, was 10 times off in its estimation. The augmented reality developer ended up receiving 50 times the predicted traffic when it launched Pokémon Go earlier this year, which is why there were so many server issues and likely …

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Pokémon Go player records own mugging on livestream

In another instance of a Pokémon Go player being attacked by someone unscrupulous, we have a near perfect video account of the crime, since the victim was livestreaming the whole time. In it we see the mugger approach, launch his assault before running away and factory resetting his new phone. …

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Playing Pokémon Go in Russian church saw streamer arrested

While Western Youtubers might be upset about copyright and the monetisation of the streaming site, things can be far worse in other parts of the world. A Russian Youtuber has been arrested and charged for recording himself playing Pokémon Go in church. 21 year old Ruslan Sokolovsky released a Youtube video back …

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Taiwan introduces fines for Pokémon Go drivers

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Doing anything other than looking at the road while driving is never a good idea, even if you have a Tesla with autopilot. Playing a game while driving is one of the dumbest ideas though, which is why Taiwan has begun fining people who are discovered playing hot new augmented …

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Pokémon Go has a tracking system again! Sort of…

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Removing the three step tracking system entirely from Pokémon Go was one of the worst received moves in recent game developer history. Fans were really not impressed, but it’s good to see Niantic has responded quickly by releasing a newly revamped tracking system in its early stages of development. You …

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Pokémon Go players are asking for (and getting) refunds

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Pokémon Go players haven’t been particularly happy with developer Niantic, for some time now. Initially its game had server lag, then a tracking bug and now since the developer pulled the ability to track local Pokémon altogether, many players have stopped playing and requested refunds, citing that the game isn’t …

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Pokémon Go Japan launch begins retail partnerships

It doesn’t take a big stretch of the imagination to consider what’s financially possible with a game that can have people congregate in certain areas. That’s why now that Pokémon Go is finally available in Japan, more than 3,000 of its Gyms are located at McDonald’s restaurants. This is the first …

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Detective Pikachu will be the first live-action Pokémon movie

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It turns out that the world at large, be they players or mega-corporations, have remembered that just about everyone loves Pokémon in some guise. That’s why Legendary Entertainment, the company behind Batman Begins and the Hangover III, is going to be making a live-action movie about it, all focused on …

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Would you pay someone to play Pokémon Go for you?

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Pokémon Go is a game that has taken much of the world by storm in the past two weeks, sending people of all ages scrambling for local landmarks to try and catch their favourite pocket monsters. But what if you can’t, or won’t and still want to be the ‘be …

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Nintendo shares skyrocket following Pokémon Go success

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Nintendo has had a tough time of things in recent years, struggling with the Wii U and coming very late to the smartphone game. Now that it has arrived though, it’s dominating. Pokémon Go is a sensation that’s taken the world by storm and it’s lead to a huge drive in …

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Police use Pokémon Go Charizard to try and rope in fugitives

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In a tongue-in-cheek attempt to draw persons of interest to a New Hampshire police department, officers at the U.S. precinct posted on the station’s Facebook page that a rare Charizard had appeared at the headquarters. The hope was that slow-thinking Pokémon Go playing criminals would stop by, at which point …

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