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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...
SurveyMonkey has just confirmed what many have already suspected -- Pokémon GO is the biggest mobile game in history. Pokémon GO has dethroned Candy Crush, the long-reigning king of mobile gaming which, at its peak, had twenty million active gamers.  Pokémon GO currently has more than twenty-one million active users in the United States. Within twenty-four hours of its release, Pokémon GO beat out indie hit Slither.io and Supercell’s heavily promoted blockbuster Clash Royale. Yesterday we reported that iPhone users were spending more time on Pokémon GO than on social media apps like Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat. During the next few days, Pokémon GO for Android could even surpass... Read more...
Who cares about the latest Twitter status or Instagram pics, when you could be catching Pikachus? According to a recent survey, many mobile users are thinking along these same lines. The average iPhone user spent thirty three minutes on Pokémon GO on Monday, July 11th.Pokémon GO is a location-based augmented reality mobile game, developed by Niantic, published by The Pokémon Company, and is part of the Pokémon franchise. The game allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual Pokémon who appear throughout the real world via GPS. At level five, the player is able to battle at a Pokémon gym and join one of three teams. The average iPhone users only spent twenty two minutes using Facebook,... 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 are catching players off guard as they wander into isolated areas. Police in O'Fallon, Missouri,... Read more...
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