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Many people in the last few weeks have grumbled about Pokémon GO players trespassing on private property. One of these grumblers is now taking Niantic to court. Plaintiff Jeffrey Marder of West Orange, New Jersey is filing a $5 million USD class action lawsuit against Niantic. Marder noted that within the first week of Pokémon GO’s release, at least five players knocked on his door asking to catch Pokémon that were in his backyard. These Pokémon were generated in his backyard without his permission. Marder’s situation is far from unique and he has therefore filed the lawsuit on behalf of those in a similar predicament. The class action complaint document noted a number of similar instances. Boon... Read more...
Many customers are upset by the latest Pokémon GO update. Some ticked off redditors have reported that they have received full refunds for the purchases of the Pokémon GO app, since the game is no longer working in the manner they originally anticipated.When the game was first released there were “footsteps” that indicated how far away a Pokémon was from the user. One footstep meant that the Pokémon was close, while three steps indicated that the Pokémon was far away. There were several bugs with this tracker system. All nearby Pokémon had three footsteps underneath them while still getting picked up on the tracker. This past weekend, instead of fixing the bug, Niantic... Read more...
Good effort Niantic, good try. That's the appropriate response to Niantic's newest and biggest update yet for Pokemon Go, the crazy popular mobile game that has hordes of smartphone owners on scavenger hunts for cartoon characters appearing in real life locations. As part of the update, Niantic addressed the broken tracking system by removing the footprints that appeared underneath characters that let players know which ones were close by.When Pokemon Go was in beta, the tracking system would tell players how many meters away nearby Pokemon were. This was later changed to footprints—one to three would appear underneath a Pokemon character based on their proximity to the player, with one footprint... Read more...
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 billion yen a year ago, and 34.9 billion yen in video game software, down from 44.4 billion yen... 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 determined. In the immediate aftermath, Nintendo's share price plummeted nearly 18 percent to 23,220... 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. Apple stopped short of saying exactly how many downloads Pokemon Go generated, but it's no surprise... 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 than it anticipated, so it wanted to take some time before rolling it out in Japan.Indeed, Pokemon... Read more...
Ahh, summer love. Classic dates include picnics in the park, drive-in theaters, and...catching Pokémon? Pokémon trainers can catch Pikachu’s and dates with the online service PokéDates. Now you can Likitung with other trainers. Dating site Project Fixup launched a new service on Wednesday that specifically targets all single Pokémon GO fans. CEO Sarah Press remarked, “As Soon as Pokémon GO launched, we knew it was a perfect fit for our users; Pokémon Go enthusiasts and new members alike.” Lonely Ash’s and Misty’s who signup for the dating site will be matched based on a questionnaire and their mutual desire to catch Pokémon. Couples will be matched regardless of their chosen faction - Team... 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 here is that the game uses your phone's built-in camera to see Pokemon characters in the real world,... 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 from Pokemon Go players. It's a free app, and though there are in-game purchases, not all of that revenue... Read more...
We know that having Pokémon GO players wandering around your neighborhood can be annoying, but one Texan has taken this all too far. Nathan Cerda of Palmview,Texas threatened on Facebook to “purge” Pokémon GO players with “modified paintball guns”. He was arrested on July 16th for his “Terroristic Threat”. Cerda made made the following post on his Facebook page earlier this week. He remarked, “I know you stupid people are walking all over the place looking at the phone trying to find the Pokemon”. He commented that his sister was also going to be getting in on the “purge” action. The attack was supposed to occur at an event in the Rio Grande Valley. Someone reported... Read more...
Take a stroll outside to any just about any area and you're likely to run into people playing Pokemon Go on their smartphones. It's the hottest thing right now, surpassing Candy Crush as the biggest mobile game in the U.S. of all time, and iPhone users are spending more time playing Pokemon Go than updating their Twitter statuses or logging into Facebook and Snapchat. It's a remarkable use case scenario for augmented reality and the potential audience that's out there, but could you imagine if Pokemon Go existed for Microsoft's Hololens headset? You don't have to imagine it—a development studio in Amsterdam already did and built a pretty awesome demo. That studio is Capitola VR, a division of... Read more...
When I woke up this morning I opened my Pokémon GO app, eager to start hunting for the Pidgey’s, Eevee’s, and the elusive Rhyhorn that have been running amok in my neighborhood. The only thing I could see however, was a shadowy figure walking straight toward a Gyrados. This continuous loading page could only mean one thing- the Pokémon GO servers were down. Hacker group PoodleCorp announced on Twitter today that they were responsible for this Tangela tragedy via a DDoS attack. The hacker group tweeted, “PokemonGo #Offline #PoodleCorp”. Pokémon trainers around the world demanded to know why PoodleCorp would be so cruel. Even YouTube star Felix Kjellberg aka “PewDiePie” begged, “Poodle... Read more...
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you’ve most definitely heard about Pokémon Go. The mobile game for Android and iOS has simply taken the world by storm and has surpassed mighty Candy Crush to become the biggest mobile game in U.S. history. T-Mobile, always a company to seize on an opportunity to offer a new wide-eyed promotion or spit in the face of the competition, is also jumping on the Pokémon Go bandwagon. The company announced today that it is giving all of its new and existing customers free, unlimited data when playing Pokémon Go. So you can go searching for a Krabby or Jigglypuff without having to dig into your high-speed data pool. T-Mobile’s generous offer... Read more...
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