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It's still to be determined what impact Pokemon Go will have on Nintendo's bottom line, but whatever money it brings in will affect future earnings. Pokemon Go arrived too late to bolster Nintendo's three month period ended June 30, 2016. As a result, it posted an operating loss of 5.13 billion yen (around $48.5 million in U.S. currency) compared with a profit of 1.15 billion yen in the same quarter a year ago.Net sales also saw a sharp decline, dropping 31.3 percent to around 62 billion yen, compared to 90.22 billion yen a year ago. That includes 25.1 billion yen in hardware sales, down from 44.6... Read more...
Investors eager to ride what they assumed was the gravy train created by Pokemon Go didn't do their due diligence before rushing out to buy shares of Nintendo. Not that Nintendo minded—its market capitalization more than doubled to 4.5 trillion yen ($42.5 billion) as its share price shot up since Pokemon Go released to mobile devices a few weeks ago. But after Nintendo issued a notice downplaying how much revenue it actually stands to gain from the Pokemon Go craze, investors reacted by sending the company's stock price on a downward spiral. The full effect of Nintendo's disclosure is yet to be... Read more...
Tired of hearing about Pokemon Go yet? The attention it's receiving is the direct result of the enormous number of people who rushed the App Store and Google Play to download the title and never looked back (and sometimes don't look up from their smartphones, but that's another topic). Impressively, Pokemon Go saw more downloads in the App Store during its first week of availability than any other app in the history. Apple confirmed that tidbit and what makes it an especially notable feat is that Pokemon Go had a limited debut, launching initially in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.... Read more...
Fictional creatures with mystical super powers are roaming the streets of Tokyo! No, we're not talking about another Godzilla movie, but the inevitable infiltration of Pokemon Go into Japan, the newest territory to be swept up in the most popular mobile game of all time. Heck, Pokemon Go might be the most popular mobile app of any kind at this point.Whatever the case might be, Pokemon Go is finally available in its home territory where it's finding an eager audience. Why the wait? Niantic explains that the reception to Pokemon Go in the United States, New Zealand, and  Australia was much greater... Read more...
The same hacking group that claimed responsibility for ticking off every Pokemon Go player on the planet by overwhelming the game's servers with a DDoS attack last weekend is planning another attack. Poodle Corp, as the hacker group calls itself, issued a notice on Twitter that the next barrage on Pokemon Go's servers will take place August 1. Pokemon Go, for those of you who've taken residence under a rock, is a wildly popular mobile game that uses augmented reality. It's really a glorified scavenger hunt, tasking players with catching Pokemon characters by flinging Poke balls at them. The twist... Read more...
While you and everyone you know are out there on a large scale scavenger hunt for Pokemon characters, Nintendo's stock just keeps soaring. Thanks to the wild popularity of Pokemon Go, a free mobile game for smartphones that uses augmented reality to place fictional characters in real life locations, shares of Nintendo closed up 14 percent at 31,700 yen (around $298 in U.S. currency) on Tuesday. Nintendo's market capitalization has more than doubled to 4.5 trillion yen ($42.5 billion) since the game released on July 6. The interesting thing about this is Nintendo isn't collecting hordes of cash... Read more...
Following rumors of a more powerful console in Sony's not-too-distant future, one that will be capable of playing games at a 4K Ultra HD resolution, the Japanese electronics maker last month opted to confirm it is indeed in development. Called PlayStation 4 Neo, the upgraded console will bring better hardware to the console scene to meet the needs of gaming on a television with four times as many pixels as a Full HD 1080p display. What's it going to take to game at 4K in the living room? A leaked internal document outlines some interesting specs of the new PS4 Neo.Before we get to that, it's worth... Read more...
Following up its unveiling of the Xbox One S at E3 in June, Microsoft is now announcing the first custom version of the unreleased console, a limited edition system themed after Gears of War 4. Based on the single press photo Microsoft's made available, we have to admit it's one of the better looking themed Xbox consoles to date, and a must-have if you're a diehard Gears of War fan. The Xbox One S Gears of War 4 console is a limited edition release, though Microsoft didn't specific exactly how many it's making available. As the first-ever custom designed Xbox One S, Microsoft set the bar by succeeding... Read more...
Valve is attempting to wipe its hands clean of the lucrative gambling business that's developed around its Steam trading system and Counter Strike: Global Offensive game. The company says it will send send letters to gambling sites that use its Steam platform and request that they cease operations through its cloud-based gaming service. "We’d like to clarify that we have no business relationships with any of these sites. We have never received any revenue from them. And Steam does not have a system for turning in-game items into real world currency," Valve's Erik Johnson stated in a blog post.This... Read more...
All good things eventually come to an end, and sadly, Bethesda's VP of marketing Pete Hines confirmed on Twitter that Nuka World will be the last expansion for Fallout 4. However, before the post-apocalyptic amusement park add-on arrives in August, Bethesda has one other piece of DLC up its sleeve, the Vault-Tec Workshop.The Vault-Tec Workshop is scheduled to release on July 26 (two Tuesdays from now) for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Essentially a spin the popular mobile title Fallout Shelter (coming to PC tomorrow, by the way), the Vault-Tec Workshop allows you to build a massive vault of... Read more...
You may have noticed that a bunch of kids or young adults have started running around your neighborhood perhaps looking a little suspicious (or at least preoccupied with their smartphones). They're not necessarily up to no good, they're probably caught up in the Pokemon Go craze, a new mobile app that uses augmented reality to encourage players to capture Pokemon characters. It's super popular, but if you plan to partake, be careful of your surroundings so you don't end up being robbed in real life. The unfortunate side effect of Pokemon Go's immense popularity is that opportunistic armed robbers... Read more...
Bethesda's been teasing a major update to Fallout Shelter for the past month, Update 1.6, which will bring the popular mobile title to the PC platform. In the days leading up the update's July 14 (this Thursday) launch, Bethesda has taken to Twitter with catchy rhymes to hype the release of what it says it will be the biggest update ever to the game."Five days until you're besting the questing with Fallout Shetler's biggest update," the official Fallout account (@Fallout) posted to Twitter on Saturday. This was followed up by another tweet yesterday that reads, "Four days until you can exchange... Read more...
As any online gamer knows, sometimes disconnects happen. It could be that your router hiccuped or someone accidentally unplugged the power strip where your cable modem is plugged into. Maybe your system simply crashed. Unfortunately for Overwatch players, unintentional disconnects can lead to a loss in placement ratings and a dinged skill rating, even if they reconnect and their team wins. That's something Blizzard is working to address. The way things work now in a competitive match, if someone quits within the first 30 seconds of game play, the match is invalid and the person who left receives... Read more...
Cheating is rampant in online gaming and a large reason why is the easy accessibility of popular software tools for gaining an unfair advantage. One of them is Watchover Tyrant, a cheat tool for Overwatch that offers several in-game hacks starting at 12.95 euros (around $14.50 in U.S. currency). Not only is Overwatch developer Blizzard aware of the tool, it's suing Watchover Tyrant's maker, Bossland, for copyright infringement. Overwatch is big success for Blizzard. The new franchise stormed out of the gate and raced to 10 million users in less than month. While the majority of gamers play by the... Read more...
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