Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go Travel Has Launched And Trainers Are Catching 3 Billion Pokemon To Celebrate

See life through the eyes of a superstar Trainer in Pokemon's Global Catch Challenge.

Pokémon

The Father of Virtual Reality Is Back With a New Book

Jaron Lanier may not have sired the term <i>virtual reality</i>—that honor generally goes to French playwright Antonin Artaud in 1938—but he’s one hell of a …

Virtual Reality

Augmented Reality makes Robben selfie possible

Augmented reality is edging closer to becoming a regular feature of mainstream sports. Is football ready?<p><b>TECHNOLOGY IN FOOTBALL: Colm O' Mealoid Follow on Twitter</b><p>Augmented Reality (AR) offers boundless potential to sporting organisations to increase engagement opportunities for fans and to deliver …

Augmented Reality

How To Fix Pokémon GO's Strange Global Catch Challenge

<i>Pokémon GO’s</i> Global Catch Challenge continues apace. While it’s still a bit of a question mark over whether or not the community will actually make it over the finish line without a little creativity on the part of the developer, we at least seem like we’ve got an excellent chance at it. Players …

Pokémon

Big Changes Are Coming To EX Raids In 'Pokémon GO,' But They Won't Fix The Problem

If you’ve been waiting around to get an EX Raid Pass in <i>Pokémon GO,</i> you’re in…well, luck seems like too strong a word. But Niantic just released a round of changes and updates to the game’s albatross <i>du jour</i>, with more detailed notes than the company usually gives on how things are actually working …

Pokémon

‘Pokemon GO’ Bans Legit Player After Spoofers Report False TOS And Trainer Guideline Violations To Niantic

Recently, one Pokémon trainer stepped forward and shared a personal story on Reddit about how spoofers got him/her banned from <i>Pokémon GO</i>.<p>On the …

Pokémon

Pokémon Go Event Tasks Players With Catching 3 Billion Pokémon

Thanksgiving is nearly here. Many of us in the United States will no doubt gain a few extra pounds after stuffing our faces with delicious food. …

Geek

The Animal Crossing Mobile Game Is Now Here to Steal All Your Time!

The new <i>Animal Crossing</i> mobile phone game was previously scheduled to make its debut tomorrow, but it has arrived a day early across mobile platforms. …

Animal Crossing

ScreenCrush’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Film and TV Aficionados

What’s that? You’re giving your cinephile friend <i>another</i> movie theater gift card? Oh, you bought your niece another <i>Star Wars</i> Funko Pop? Yeah yeah …

Shopping

'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' Is Great, But Probably Not A Nintendo Cash Cow

While I should be playing <i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i> DLC or finishing the <i>Battlefront 2</i> campaign, I am instead catching butterflies to give to a talking eagle in <i>Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.</i><p>This is Nintendo’s next big mobile offering, one that makes the most sense for the format since <i>Pokémon GO</i>, given that …

Gaming

4 iPhone Apps You Should Delete From Your iPhone Right Now

Whether you're cleaning house on your iPhone to free up space and give your battery power a much-needed kick, or you're just tired of looking down at …

iOS

The Future Of Mapping, According To The Creators Of Google Earth

John Hanke and Brian McClendon think mapping is vital to self-driving cars and augmented reality.<p>In 2001, John Hanke had an idea. What if you could create a searchable, digital version of the entire Earth–and it’d all be easily accessible through a web browser?<p>Fast-forward three years. His little …

Maps

'Pokémon GO' Players Seem On Pace To Finish The Global Catch Challenge And Unlock Farfetch'd

This year, <i>Pokémon GO’s</i> Thanksgiving event comes with a note of added stress. It’s a “Global Catch Challenge,” meaning that all of the in-game rewards are now tied to players all over the world catching a certain number of Pokémon: 3 Billion over six days for the top-tier, which unlocks East Asia’s …

Pokémon

Square Enix to Announce Release Dates of "Major" Games Between April and E3; Welcomes Nintendo Switch

Square Enix is often known for keeping the release dates of its biggest games under wraps for a long time, often defying expectations of fans that …

Nintendo Switch

Pokémon Regional Championships to hit San Jose this weekend

Hundreds of Pokémon card and video game players will descend upon the San Jose Convention Center on Nov. 25 and 26 for the Regional Championship Games.<p>The event, which is open to families, sees local gamers aged 6 to 20 duke it out as they vie for the Regional Champion titles and a piece of $50,000 …

Pokémon

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is out now

The next mobile game for Nintendo is Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, a mobile adaptation of the village life simulator Animal Crossing. It was announced just a month ago, and was given a release window of November 2017. It was announced yesterday that the game would be available on November 22, but …

Animal Crossing

A Year And A Half Later, 'Pokémon GO' Remains A Force To Be Reckoned With

We are in the early stages of <i>Pokémon GO</i>’s “Global Catch Challenge,” a new event that’s taking place over Thanksgiving that is tasking players with catching three <i>billion</i> Pokémon before the week ends to get special bonuses like double XP and Stardust, and to unlock Asia regional exclusive Farfetch’d …

Pokémon

How to make money from a free app

Recent estimations project that global gross app revenue will double to reach $102 billion by 2020.<p>As the mobile app ecosystem undergoes rapid …

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Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp coming to Play Store this week

Nintendo has confirmed that Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will release worldwide on the Google Play Store (and Apple’s App Store) on November 22nd. The free-to-play title will launch in over 40 countries, including the US, UK, Japan, and across Europe.<p>The legendary gaming company fully revealed the …

Gaming

Pokémon Go event to unlock Farfetch'd

Pokémon Go has a new event - the Global Catch Challenge - which has the potential to unlock the Japan-exclusive creature Farfetch'd for everyone …

Pokémon

Quit Modifying Capitalism

After the calamitous century between Russia’s October Revolution and Venezuela’s debt default last week, you might think socialism would be dead and buried. You’d be wrong: It’s capitalism that is back on the rack, being tortured and refitted according to the ideologies of its detractors. But be …

Opinion

Announcing The Winners of the First Pokémon GO AR Photo Contest! - Pokémon GO

Trainers,<p>The passion of the Pokémon GO community never ceases to astound us. We hosted the very first Pokémon GO AR photo contest between October 11 …

Pokémon

Canada Man Ticketed for Playing Pokmon Go While Driving - The Drive

Canada Man Ticketed for Playing Pokémon Go While Driving<p>"Now is not the time to use that," as Professor Oak would say.<p>Twitter/VancouverPD<p>The hit …

Driving

As Winter Approaches, A Core Problem With Playing 'Pokémon GO' Remains

We should be on the verge of <i>Pokémon GO</i> announcing its second annual Thanksgiving event. Here in Chicago, it’s 40 degrees and pouring. We’ve already had our first snow, and by the time I return from the holiday, I expect temperatures to nosedive. Not exactly conducive for hunting virtual monsters …

Pokémon

My $1,800 'Hearthstone' Collection Is Still Incomplete

The high cost of Blizzard’s <i>Hearthstone</i> is a hotly debated topic in the community right now, as it has been for a while, but it seems to be reaching a new fever pitch as fans want something to change. One of the top posts on /r/hearthstone right now is about someone who has spent $1,800 on packs …

Pokémon

17 Photos Reveal The Realities Of The American Transgender Experience

As a grassroots organizer in North Carolina, Basil Soper had grown accustomed, if not weary, of fielding the same set of insensitive questions about …

LGBTQ

Vancouver driver had phone and tablet tied to steering wheel

<b>A Canadian man took distracted driving to a new level by setting up his own entertainment system on his steering wheel with string.</b><p>He was caught when a traffic officer spotted him wearing headphones and noticed a tablet and mobile phone attached to the wheel.<p>The Vancouver Police Department's …

Pokémon

Police Stop Driver With Tablet And iPhone Attached To Steering Wheel

Earlier this week, we brought you the story of a driver in Vancouver who was fined 368 Canadian dollars for playing Pokémon Go while driving. Three’s …

Electric Vehicles

The new Pokémon games on the Nintendo 3DS are the most welcoming yet

Like a low-level Magikarp, the <i>Pokémon</i> series evolves very, very slowly. Over two decades, the core concept has remained almost entirely unchanged: you run around collecting cute monsters and pitting them against each other in battle. Huge changes are rare, and common features like 3D graphics and …

Gaming

'Get Down' Star Justice Smith Will Play Lead Role in Live-Action 'Pokemon' Film

<i>Variety</i> has learned that <i>The Get Down</i> star Justice Smith will take on the lead role in the upcoming live-action Pokémon movie titled <i>Detective Pikachu</i>. …

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