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Gary Johnson 2016-07-13
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It s unclear whether Michael Baker is the very best Pokemaster, like no one ever was, but he might be the most dedicated.

The 21-year-old was stabbed at 1 a.m. while looking for Pokemon, but refused medical attention because he wanted to keep playing.

Baker was in Oregon s Forest Grove when he came across someone he thought was another player.

He issued a challenge to battle.

He got stabbed in the shoulder.

I saw him go by and asked if he was playing Pokemon Go.

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Issac Pierce 2016-07-09
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Pokemon Go is the hottest game to hit the market in forever.

People are currently trying to catch their Pikachus and Fitzybutts honestly, I don t know what they re called but they re paying the price.

And by paying the price, I mean they re accidentally getting some exercise.

Just look at these poor souls complaining about their sore body parts from playing the augmented reality game:

It almost feels like a global conspiracy to make people go outside.

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0
Terrell Andreassen 2020-05-27

Waiting for an Upcoming video game may be a real job and if you have been on the lookout to get Upcoming Video Games that will release in a couple of days or months, then here are a few things you might find interesting.

This site is not just about the recent releases however a whole lot more than this and you can understand that if you go to the site.Look into sites that assist you with current launchesIf You Can't wait To see what games are in the development stage and how much time they are going to take to reach the current market, then pay a visit to a website such as the Future game releases.

This can allow you to stay updated with the recent news and activities which are happening in the gaming world.

If you have been looking for Fortnite guides, then it's possible to discover multiple of them in this site for all different situations that are cited on the page.

These manuals have been shown to help many players improve their game and they're available on this website for free of cost.

Rather they are certain things that will help you to enhance your game without breaking any sort of hacking laws related.Know about the system requirements of newest gamesWhen a game hits the Market, it becomes difficult for many people to receive their hands on the match because they're not able to meet the system requirements.

collect
0
Extern Labs Inc 2021-10-22
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AR in a potential market; You can use it to maximize your products & services!

All you need is a perfect Augmented Reality framework.

Augmented Reality is one of the potential emerging technologies used in many technologies, and you should have used one of them.

Augmented Reality sorted to AR is primarily being used in the gaming and smartphone industry.

You might have seen the craze for Pokemon GO.

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0
Duane Harrison 2016-08-26
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BRUSSELS  By Maria Haase Coelho, Reuters — Inspired by the success of Pokemon Go, a Belgian primary school headmaster has developed an online game for people to search for books instead of cartoon monsters, attracting tens of thousands of players in weeks.While with Pokemon Go, players use a mobile device s GPS and camera to track virtual creatures around town, Aveline Gregoire s version is played through a Facebook group called Chasseurs de livres Book hunters .Players post pictures and hints about where they have hidden a book and others go to hunt them down.

Once someone has finished reading a book, they release it back into the wild.

While I was arranging my library, I realized I didn t have enough space for all my books.

Having played Pokemon Go with my kids, I had the idea of releasing the books into nature, Gregoire told Reuters.Though it was only set up a few weeks ago, more than 40,000 people are already signed up to Gregoire s Facebook group.The hidden tomes range from books for toddlers through to Stephen King horrors, placed around Belgian towns and countryside, often wrapped in clear plastic to keep off the rain.The Detournay family from the town of Baudour in southern Belgium said the game was now part of their morning walks.

They found one book and left four others for people to find.

My daugther said it s like hunting for easter eggs, only with books, Jessica Detournay said.When they returned home, they received a Facebook notification informing them that somebody had already found two of their books.Gregoire is now contemplating taking the game a step further and creating an app for it.

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0
Block Bernstein 2020-05-29

Though many Games out there seem to do excellently well in entertaining those who perform with them, a game like Pokémon Go seems to have gone the extra mile.

It goes beyond entertainment and excitement and it comes to the place of addition.

The special trick to this game is the infrequent and phenomenal feature of bringing the Pokémon character into the player's physical ecological setting.In this case That Pokémon characters can be caught and hatched as you're physically running.

On this site, they can acquire all principal details they have need of concerning the sport, particularly how they may begin with it.

With this feature, you might get into the game and start out with playing at the same time.

There are a number of things which you need to have details on before you get started and among them is preparing your device for the APK download.More so, with a Game like this, there are other documents that come apart from the APK document that you will find useful as a player.

collect
0
Sean Biro 2016-07-20
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By now you ve certainly heard of Pokémon Go, and you ve seen the crowds of people walking around, noses in their phones, excitedly chasing Pikachus and Charmanders across the countryside.

Did you know that businesses are profiting from it?Sure, the Pokémon Company itself — a subsidiary of Nintendo — is making money hand over fist from their AR game, but they aren t the only ones getting in on the action.

To understand how, you need to understand a fundamental part of the Pokémon Go gameplay.The game centers around a real world map with various locations marked as PokeStops.

These locations can be local landmarks, art installations, churches, murals, and some businesses.

There are countless examples of businesses already doing so, and profiting for it.There are many, many more examples to boot.

Any business with the capability to take advantage of the 7.5 million plus players of Pokémon Go is surely striving to do so by now.Of course, you don t have to be a small business to take advantage of the foot traffic.

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0
John Johannes 2016-07-13
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How do you communicate with the youths about the importance of condom usage?

You meet them on their level, of course: On your phone, blindly marching through Central Park or the Holocaust Museum.

There are some things you don t want to catch, the caption reads.

What is this thing called, anyway?

collect
0
Troy Schindler 2016-07-19
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Pokémon Go released to a slew of historic firsts on July 6.

In its first week, downloads for the augmented reality location-based game surpassed many of the top-used mobile apps like Snapchat, Tinder, and Instagram, leading to a massive influx of value and a 13 percent increase in stock price for the game s IP holder, Nintendo, as players downloaded the app almost 8 million times in the days after its release and took to the streets hoping to catch em all.

Unfortunately, its runaway popularity, combined with its exposure in the press, has also led to equally massive security issues.

The risks range from reported cases of malware and exploits, to concerns from cybersecurity experts on the publisher s storage and use of players personal data, to reported cases of real-world bad guys using the game s system of visible Pokémon lures which can draw huge crowds of players hoping to catch the resulting in-flux of virtual Pokémons to that location as a honeypot for armed robberies.

This has all happened within seven days of the game s release.While certainly surprising to the general public, these ramifications should come as no surprise to veteran online video game developers and players.

With recent events such as the targeted attack on Steam, bad guys hoping to make a buck are increasingly looking at online games as a business opportunity and will always follow the money toward the latest, hottest title.

collect
0
James Williams 2016-07-22
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If you haven t heard of Pokémon Go by now, you re probably living under a rock and I m impressed with your ability to get online and read this article.

Companies are jumping on the bandwagon, trying to capitalize on, or at least somehow highlight, the phenomenon.

The latest to join the fray is none other than YouTube.The Google-owned company has declared that Pokémon Go is a unique video game phenomenon like no other.

More specifically, YouTube compared the game s launch week with other blockbusters from 2016, and found that Pokémon Go not only racked up millions of hours of watchtime, it has consistently been one of the top 3 games on the site trailing only Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto V since its debut.Comparing launch weeks to launch weeks, Pokémon Go received twice as much watchtime as Overwatch and three times as much as Tom Clancy s The Division.

At least when it comes to sharing clips of the game, Pokémon Go is already way ahead of the pack.YouTube also highlighted the Google Maps April Fools Day prank from 2014, saying it received a sharp uptick in views and watchtime after Pokémon Go s debut.

Other big titles were musical tributes and clips from famous gamers.One more statistic: According to YouTube search queries, Team Valor took an early lead, but was soon overtaken by Team Mystic.

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0
Charles Michels 2016-07-11
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Pokémon Go, the mobile app that s reignited the cult of Pokémon for millions of berserk, smartphone-wielding fans, works on Chromebooks.

But only certain Chromebooks — those that already support Android apps and the Google Play Store.GamesBeat got it running on Acer s 2015 Chromebook Flip.

Here s your step-by-step guide.Why on earth would anyone want to run Pokémon Go on a Chromebook?Maybe you re sneaking the game at work — you are a terrible employee.

Are we seriously going to try rationalizing this?Moving on.The app downloaded smoothly for me on the first try, but I had to launch it twice before Pokémon Go prompted me to grant access to location data via Wi-Fi, more on that later , contacts, and to take pictures and videos.Boom.We didn t bother creating a new account.

The app already detected my colleague s Google accounts, which he d already used to register for the service on mobile, so we went that route.Pokémon Go requires GPS to work properly.

But — you saw this coming, didn t you?

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0
Donald Broussard 2016-07-16
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The biggest mobile game in the U.S., Pokémon Go, is currently having some server issues, according to the Twitter account for the game.

I just started the app on an iPhone and, sure enough, the app said that it had failed to log in.

Others have reported getting this error message, too.

collect
0
Troy Schindler 2016-08-15
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Cheaters, they say, never prosper.

And that old adage has come home to roost for scofflaws roaming the virtual world of Pokémon Go, the free-to-play, location-based augmented reality game that has gone viral since its debut last month.It seems the game s maker, Niantic, is fed up with players trying to scam its algorithms and is threatening to ban for life anyone who violates its terms of service.

On its website this week, Niantic makes it very clear what sort of game-playing behavior will get a user into hot water:There s also a link on the site where a chastised user may file an appeal.So how exactly are the cheaters cheating the game?

Judging by the terms-of-service details, the dishonest players are using GPS spoofing, bots and other online tricks to essentially trick the game s software parameters, says a post in The Verge:Cheating has been a part of Pokémon Go from Day One.

YouTube is full of tricksters tutorials on how to outsmart the game and, until now, maybe get away with it.

Here s one uploaded by LinusTechTips.

collect
0
Carlo Prine 2016-07-23
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Like any cultural phenomenon, Pokémon Go is one hundred percent polarizing.

You re either on your phone right now reading between PokeStops or you have no interest in playing the game.Regardless of what side you choose – or what team you ve joined – as a brand leader or marketer, there are major learnings you must pay attention to.You can t log onto any social network or visit any media site without seeing the word Pokémon.

The game has surpassed Twitter in volume of Daily Active Users DAU and seen more engagement than Facebook.

Financial communities all over the world have been gawking at — and dismissing — Nintendo s incredible jumps in stock prices.Pokémon Go s success is not an accident.Pokémon Go is the perfect storm for an explosively successful mobile game.

It was cutting edge, designated you and your brand as innovative, and most likely won you a Lion at Cannes even though your app had less than 1,000 active users and was a loss leader .

Countless Fortune 500s were into AR.

collect
0
Kristie Hernandez 2016-07-10
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It s been a rough summer so far.

Shootings of civilians by police have caused Americans to ask how much more we can take.

And a sniper s massacre of police officers in Dallas has put law enforcement on edge.

But there have also been a few moments of levity, like when people recently discovered going outside while playing Pokemon Go this weekend.

Those two worlds of shittiness and hope collided with this photo:

Twitter user Eric Hu tweeted out this photo showing someone playing Pokemon Go in front of a line of riot police, presumably during recent protests over police killings of civilians.

collect
0
Eddie Cox 2016-08-19
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JAKARTA By Eveline Danubrata and Glenys Kirana, Reuters — Asian fans of smartphone game Pokemon Go are hunting out the best telecom providers and network gear to overcome the hurdle posed by patchy network signals in their race to capture virtual cartoon characters.From Indonesia to Hong Kong and Cambodia, the wild popularity of Nintendo s augmented reality app is also driving lifestyle changes for many gamers, who must trudge through real-life locations in their quest.The game launched in many Southeast Asian countries on Aug. 5, a month after the United States, New Zealand and Australia, but enthusiasts are finding they must first vanquish shaky transmission signals.In Indonesia, Muchamad Syaifudin, a 29-year-old bank employee, said he switched to a mobile carrier offering better data packages, while his friends snapped up modems, at a cost of $20 each, to lock on to the signals.

We can bring the modems to play, especially at places where a signal is hard to find, Syaifudin told Reuters by telephone.He and his friends living in Central Java, a province famed for its idyllic paddy fields and mountains, used to spend leisure time playing strategy games at home.But now, armed with the new devices, they increasingly venture out to catch the Pokemons that appear at temples and other landmarks where people gather.In Hong Kong, commuters are hopping on the trams known as ding dings in their forays, while in countries such as Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, the U.S. State Department has sent tweets warning players to beware of unexploded wartime mines.The game officially launched just two weeks ago in Indonesia, but tens of thousands of enthusiastic adopters among a population of 250 million had started playing earlier, using proxy sites to access app stores elsewhere.Gamers are fuelling a boom for modem makers, such as PT Smartfren Telecom Tbk, whose nationwide sales of 4G modems, priced around 300,000 rupiah $23 each, have jumped fivefold in just two months.The firm has launched new devices with bigger battery capacity, Derrick Surya, Smartfren s vice president for brand and marketing communication, told Reuters.Retailers also benefit as more gamers seek devices to power up mobile connections and minimize the expense of data packages.

More and more customers are looking for alternative sources of additional mobile network capacity, said Billy Cahya, a salesman at an electronics shop in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.Also surging, however, is the demand for game innovations, ranging from new characters to a higher maximum level players can reach, said Syaifudin.

Looking for Pokemons, looking for items, battling at gyms…We have done that again and again, he said, referring to game sites where players stage contests between virtual characters.

It probably needs a new concept to retain our interest.

Other players complain rural areas have few Pokestops, or stockpile sites to secure equipment needed to catch Pokemons.

collect
0
Gary Johnson 2016-07-13
img

It s unclear whether Michael Baker is the very best Pokemaster, like no one ever was, but he might be the most dedicated.

The 21-year-old was stabbed at 1 a.m. while looking for Pokemon, but refused medical attention because he wanted to keep playing.

Baker was in Oregon s Forest Grove when he came across someone he thought was another player.

He issued a challenge to battle.

He got stabbed in the shoulder.

I saw him go by and asked if he was playing Pokemon Go.

Terrell Andreassen 2020-05-27

Waiting for an Upcoming video game may be a real job and if you have been on the lookout to get Upcoming Video Games that will release in a couple of days or months, then here are a few things you might find interesting.

This site is not just about the recent releases however a whole lot more than this and you can understand that if you go to the site.Look into sites that assist you with current launchesIf You Can't wait To see what games are in the development stage and how much time they are going to take to reach the current market, then pay a visit to a website such as the Future game releases.

This can allow you to stay updated with the recent news and activities which are happening in the gaming world.

If you have been looking for Fortnite guides, then it's possible to discover multiple of them in this site for all different situations that are cited on the page.

These manuals have been shown to help many players improve their game and they're available on this website for free of cost.

Rather they are certain things that will help you to enhance your game without breaking any sort of hacking laws related.Know about the system requirements of newest gamesWhen a game hits the Market, it becomes difficult for many people to receive their hands on the match because they're not able to meet the system requirements.

Duane Harrison 2016-08-26
img

BRUSSELS  By Maria Haase Coelho, Reuters — Inspired by the success of Pokemon Go, a Belgian primary school headmaster has developed an online game for people to search for books instead of cartoon monsters, attracting tens of thousands of players in weeks.While with Pokemon Go, players use a mobile device s GPS and camera to track virtual creatures around town, Aveline Gregoire s version is played through a Facebook group called Chasseurs de livres Book hunters .Players post pictures and hints about where they have hidden a book and others go to hunt them down.

Once someone has finished reading a book, they release it back into the wild.

While I was arranging my library, I realized I didn t have enough space for all my books.

Having played Pokemon Go with my kids, I had the idea of releasing the books into nature, Gregoire told Reuters.Though it was only set up a few weeks ago, more than 40,000 people are already signed up to Gregoire s Facebook group.The hidden tomes range from books for toddlers through to Stephen King horrors, placed around Belgian towns and countryside, often wrapped in clear plastic to keep off the rain.The Detournay family from the town of Baudour in southern Belgium said the game was now part of their morning walks.

They found one book and left four others for people to find.

My daugther said it s like hunting for easter eggs, only with books, Jessica Detournay said.When they returned home, they received a Facebook notification informing them that somebody had already found two of their books.Gregoire is now contemplating taking the game a step further and creating an app for it.

Sean Biro 2016-07-20
img

By now you ve certainly heard of Pokémon Go, and you ve seen the crowds of people walking around, noses in their phones, excitedly chasing Pikachus and Charmanders across the countryside.

Did you know that businesses are profiting from it?Sure, the Pokémon Company itself — a subsidiary of Nintendo — is making money hand over fist from their AR game, but they aren t the only ones getting in on the action.

To understand how, you need to understand a fundamental part of the Pokémon Go gameplay.The game centers around a real world map with various locations marked as PokeStops.

These locations can be local landmarks, art installations, churches, murals, and some businesses.

There are countless examples of businesses already doing so, and profiting for it.There are many, many more examples to boot.

Any business with the capability to take advantage of the 7.5 million plus players of Pokémon Go is surely striving to do so by now.Of course, you don t have to be a small business to take advantage of the foot traffic.

Troy Schindler 2016-07-19
img

Pokémon Go released to a slew of historic firsts on July 6.

In its first week, downloads for the augmented reality location-based game surpassed many of the top-used mobile apps like Snapchat, Tinder, and Instagram, leading to a massive influx of value and a 13 percent increase in stock price for the game s IP holder, Nintendo, as players downloaded the app almost 8 million times in the days after its release and took to the streets hoping to catch em all.

Unfortunately, its runaway popularity, combined with its exposure in the press, has also led to equally massive security issues.

The risks range from reported cases of malware and exploits, to concerns from cybersecurity experts on the publisher s storage and use of players personal data, to reported cases of real-world bad guys using the game s system of visible Pokémon lures which can draw huge crowds of players hoping to catch the resulting in-flux of virtual Pokémons to that location as a honeypot for armed robberies.

This has all happened within seven days of the game s release.While certainly surprising to the general public, these ramifications should come as no surprise to veteran online video game developers and players.

With recent events such as the targeted attack on Steam, bad guys hoping to make a buck are increasingly looking at online games as a business opportunity and will always follow the money toward the latest, hottest title.

Charles Michels 2016-07-11
img

Pokémon Go, the mobile app that s reignited the cult of Pokémon for millions of berserk, smartphone-wielding fans, works on Chromebooks.

But only certain Chromebooks — those that already support Android apps and the Google Play Store.GamesBeat got it running on Acer s 2015 Chromebook Flip.

Here s your step-by-step guide.Why on earth would anyone want to run Pokémon Go on a Chromebook?Maybe you re sneaking the game at work — you are a terrible employee.

Are we seriously going to try rationalizing this?Moving on.The app downloaded smoothly for me on the first try, but I had to launch it twice before Pokémon Go prompted me to grant access to location data via Wi-Fi, more on that later , contacts, and to take pictures and videos.Boom.We didn t bother creating a new account.

The app already detected my colleague s Google accounts, which he d already used to register for the service on mobile, so we went that route.Pokémon Go requires GPS to work properly.

But — you saw this coming, didn t you?

Troy Schindler 2016-08-15
img

Cheaters, they say, never prosper.

And that old adage has come home to roost for scofflaws roaming the virtual world of Pokémon Go, the free-to-play, location-based augmented reality game that has gone viral since its debut last month.It seems the game s maker, Niantic, is fed up with players trying to scam its algorithms and is threatening to ban for life anyone who violates its terms of service.

On its website this week, Niantic makes it very clear what sort of game-playing behavior will get a user into hot water:There s also a link on the site where a chastised user may file an appeal.So how exactly are the cheaters cheating the game?

Judging by the terms-of-service details, the dishonest players are using GPS spoofing, bots and other online tricks to essentially trick the game s software parameters, says a post in The Verge:Cheating has been a part of Pokémon Go from Day One.

YouTube is full of tricksters tutorials on how to outsmart the game and, until now, maybe get away with it.

Here s one uploaded by LinusTechTips.

Kristie Hernandez 2016-07-10
img

It s been a rough summer so far.

Shootings of civilians by police have caused Americans to ask how much more we can take.

And a sniper s massacre of police officers in Dallas has put law enforcement on edge.

But there have also been a few moments of levity, like when people recently discovered going outside while playing Pokemon Go this weekend.

Those two worlds of shittiness and hope collided with this photo:

Twitter user Eric Hu tweeted out this photo showing someone playing Pokemon Go in front of a line of riot police, presumably during recent protests over police killings of civilians.

Issac Pierce 2016-07-09
img

Pokemon Go is the hottest game to hit the market in forever.

People are currently trying to catch their Pikachus and Fitzybutts honestly, I don t know what they re called but they re paying the price.

And by paying the price, I mean they re accidentally getting some exercise.

Just look at these poor souls complaining about their sore body parts from playing the augmented reality game:

It almost feels like a global conspiracy to make people go outside.

Extern Labs Inc 2021-10-22
img

AR in a potential market; You can use it to maximize your products & services!

All you need is a perfect Augmented Reality framework.

Augmented Reality is one of the potential emerging technologies used in many technologies, and you should have used one of them.

Augmented Reality sorted to AR is primarily being used in the gaming and smartphone industry.

You might have seen the craze for Pokemon GO.

Block Bernstein 2020-05-29

Though many Games out there seem to do excellently well in entertaining those who perform with them, a game like Pokémon Go seems to have gone the extra mile.

It goes beyond entertainment and excitement and it comes to the place of addition.

The special trick to this game is the infrequent and phenomenal feature of bringing the Pokémon character into the player's physical ecological setting.In this case That Pokémon characters can be caught and hatched as you're physically running.

On this site, they can acquire all principal details they have need of concerning the sport, particularly how they may begin with it.

With this feature, you might get into the game and start out with playing at the same time.

There are a number of things which you need to have details on before you get started and among them is preparing your device for the APK download.More so, with a Game like this, there are other documents that come apart from the APK document that you will find useful as a player.

John Johannes 2016-07-13
img

How do you communicate with the youths about the importance of condom usage?

You meet them on their level, of course: On your phone, blindly marching through Central Park or the Holocaust Museum.

There are some things you don t want to catch, the caption reads.

What is this thing called, anyway?

James Williams 2016-07-22
img

If you haven t heard of Pokémon Go by now, you re probably living under a rock and I m impressed with your ability to get online and read this article.

Companies are jumping on the bandwagon, trying to capitalize on, or at least somehow highlight, the phenomenon.

The latest to join the fray is none other than YouTube.The Google-owned company has declared that Pokémon Go is a unique video game phenomenon like no other.

More specifically, YouTube compared the game s launch week with other blockbusters from 2016, and found that Pokémon Go not only racked up millions of hours of watchtime, it has consistently been one of the top 3 games on the site trailing only Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto V since its debut.Comparing launch weeks to launch weeks, Pokémon Go received twice as much watchtime as Overwatch and three times as much as Tom Clancy s The Division.

At least when it comes to sharing clips of the game, Pokémon Go is already way ahead of the pack.YouTube also highlighted the Google Maps April Fools Day prank from 2014, saying it received a sharp uptick in views and watchtime after Pokémon Go s debut.

Other big titles were musical tributes and clips from famous gamers.One more statistic: According to YouTube search queries, Team Valor took an early lead, but was soon overtaken by Team Mystic.

Donald Broussard 2016-07-16
img

The biggest mobile game in the U.S., Pokémon Go, is currently having some server issues, according to the Twitter account for the game.

I just started the app on an iPhone and, sure enough, the app said that it had failed to log in.

Others have reported getting this error message, too.

Carlo Prine 2016-07-23
img

Like any cultural phenomenon, Pokémon Go is one hundred percent polarizing.

You re either on your phone right now reading between PokeStops or you have no interest in playing the game.Regardless of what side you choose – or what team you ve joined – as a brand leader or marketer, there are major learnings you must pay attention to.You can t log onto any social network or visit any media site without seeing the word Pokémon.

The game has surpassed Twitter in volume of Daily Active Users DAU and seen more engagement than Facebook.

Financial communities all over the world have been gawking at — and dismissing — Nintendo s incredible jumps in stock prices.Pokémon Go s success is not an accident.Pokémon Go is the perfect storm for an explosively successful mobile game.

It was cutting edge, designated you and your brand as innovative, and most likely won you a Lion at Cannes even though your app had less than 1,000 active users and was a loss leader .

Countless Fortune 500s were into AR.

Eddie Cox 2016-08-19
img

JAKARTA By Eveline Danubrata and Glenys Kirana, Reuters — Asian fans of smartphone game Pokemon Go are hunting out the best telecom providers and network gear to overcome the hurdle posed by patchy network signals in their race to capture virtual cartoon characters.From Indonesia to Hong Kong and Cambodia, the wild popularity of Nintendo s augmented reality app is also driving lifestyle changes for many gamers, who must trudge through real-life locations in their quest.The game launched in many Southeast Asian countries on Aug. 5, a month after the United States, New Zealand and Australia, but enthusiasts are finding they must first vanquish shaky transmission signals.In Indonesia, Muchamad Syaifudin, a 29-year-old bank employee, said he switched to a mobile carrier offering better data packages, while his friends snapped up modems, at a cost of $20 each, to lock on to the signals.

We can bring the modems to play, especially at places where a signal is hard to find, Syaifudin told Reuters by telephone.He and his friends living in Central Java, a province famed for its idyllic paddy fields and mountains, used to spend leisure time playing strategy games at home.But now, armed with the new devices, they increasingly venture out to catch the Pokemons that appear at temples and other landmarks where people gather.In Hong Kong, commuters are hopping on the trams known as ding dings in their forays, while in countries such as Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, the U.S. State Department has sent tweets warning players to beware of unexploded wartime mines.The game officially launched just two weeks ago in Indonesia, but tens of thousands of enthusiastic adopters among a population of 250 million had started playing earlier, using proxy sites to access app stores elsewhere.Gamers are fuelling a boom for modem makers, such as PT Smartfren Telecom Tbk, whose nationwide sales of 4G modems, priced around 300,000 rupiah $23 each, have jumped fivefold in just two months.The firm has launched new devices with bigger battery capacity, Derrick Surya, Smartfren s vice president for brand and marketing communication, told Reuters.Retailers also benefit as more gamers seek devices to power up mobile connections and minimize the expense of data packages.

More and more customers are looking for alternative sources of additional mobile network capacity, said Billy Cahya, a salesman at an electronics shop in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.Also surging, however, is the demand for game innovations, ranging from new characters to a higher maximum level players can reach, said Syaifudin.

Looking for Pokemons, looking for items, battling at gyms…We have done that again and again, he said, referring to game sites where players stage contests between virtual characters.

It probably needs a new concept to retain our interest.

Other players complain rural areas have few Pokestops, or stockpile sites to secure equipment needed to catch Pokemons.