Pokémon Go

'Pokémon GO' Players Are Trying To Crack The Maddening Math Of EX Raid Invites

A long time ago, I remember when The Silph Road was experimenting, trying to figure out the nuances of the <i>Pokémon GO</i> tracking system before it was revamped into something actually coherent. These days, however, they’ve moved on to a different project, trying to understand out how the hell EX raids …

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The aquatic legendary Kyogre has been added to Pokémon Go

Niantic has added legendary Water-type Pokémon Kyogre to raid battles in <i>Pokémon Go,</i> marking another step in the developer’s ongoing efforts to …

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Social VR’s success depends on humans, not headsets

The early success of social VR apps like Rec Room and Altspace show us that social VR ventures need to focus on key drivers of human behavior as much as they focus on engineering and 3D UX design. Moreover, the rise and subsequent stagnation of Pokémon Go demonstrate the consequences of ignoring …

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Pokémon GO Introduces Monthly Community Day, But Not For Everyone

<b>Pokémon GO Community Day could be the perfect way to fill those gaps in your Pokédex kicking off on January 20th with Pikachu.</b><p>January 20th marks the …

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‘Pokemon Go’ Update: Special Pokemon With Exclusive Move Spawning On Community Day

Starting this January, “Pokemon Go” Trainers will have a chance to catch special Pokemon with exclusive moves. Niantic has just announced a new …

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Last Chance To Catch This Pokemon Go Legendary

Pokemon Go's first Gen 3 Legendary, Groudon, has been a regular presence in Raid Battles since it first began appearing last month, but it won't be available for much longer. The powerful Ground Pokemon is scheduled to leave the game tomorrow, January 15, making this your last opportunity to add it …

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How To Beat And Catch Kyogre, One Of Pokémon GO's Toughest Legendaries

Kyogre has arrived in <i>Pokémon GO,</i> marking the second Gen 3 Legendary Pokémon to hit the game since Niantic started rolling out the new creatures late last year. Like all Legendaries, Kyogre is a top-level challenge, and you’re not going to be able to solo it. Your best ally is always going to be a …

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After Kyogre, 'Pokémon GO' Needs To Make Legendaries Interesting Again

Yesterday, <i>Pokémon GO</i> released Kyogre a few days early, the water-type Legendary from Gen 3 that will overlap with ground-type Groudon for a few days before he disappears. A month from now we’ll probably see Rayquaza show up and….<p>Sorry I drifted off there for a second.<p>To me, Legendaries are becoming …

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Switch Reveals And Pokemon Headline This Week's Nintendo News

A rogue Nintendo Direct broadcast revealed a literal ton of forthcoming Switch titles, and we also got word of the localization of Detective Pikachu. This week's headlines from Nintendo are all about what's just along the horizon.<p>On the more mature end of the spectrum, RPGs Darkest Dungeon and Dark …

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The 8 best augmented reality games to play on mobile right now

Let’s face it: Mobile devices seemed more exciting a decade ago than they do today. Sure, they’re way more powerful and useful now, but they’re not …

Augmented Reality

Donald Trump says fictional F-52 jets found only in Call of Duty have been sold to Norway

Is Donald Trump a secret gamer? Judging from his tweets, no. But it’s a tongue-in-cheek question some people were asking after the President …

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US & Canada VCs favor late-stage giants over upstarts in Q4

Startup investors in the U.S. and Canada have been putting a little less money to work across a lot fewer deals in recent months.<p>After three quarters of rising investment at early through growth stage, VCs have cut back in the fourth quarter of 2017. They participated in fewer deals and invested …

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6 of the most significant mobile game trends in 2017

Unlike previous years, there were no zingers in the world of mobile games during 2017.<p>That’s not to say nothing happened, of course.<p>Plenty did, but …

Game Design

Nintendo announces Pikachu-themed new 2DS XL

Nintendo has announced a New Nintendo 2DS XL system featuring a Pikachu-themed design.<p>The new system, which sports a stylized close-up of the Pokémon …

Gaming

'Pokémon GO' Introducing Once-A-Month Special Pokémon For New 'Community Day' Event

We don’t know what <i>Pokémon GO</i>’s next big global event will be, but Niantic has announced something interesting that will now be happening <i>every</i> month going forward..<p>To make sure that people are playing <i>Pokémon GO</i> at least one day a month, Niantic is introducing “Community Day,” a new type of event …

Technology

These Are the Most Popular Apps of 2017

Not including games, Netflix was the world's No. 1 grossing app of 2017, a spot held by Spotify in 2016 and communication app Line in 2015, according to new data from mobile app analytics firm Sensor Tower.<p>"The streaming video giant saw gross subscriber revenue of approximately $510 million last …

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Surfin’ Pikachu is coming to Pokémon Go

Ride the waves of monthly meetups<p>Niantic is launching <i>Pokémon Go</i> Community Days, a monthly event where players are encouraged to go out and play the game together. Not only is it a good way to meet fellow trainers, but Niantic is also offering a special incentive for participants.<p>During <i>Pokémon</i> <i>Go</i> …

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Augmented reality: Why 2018 might be the year AR tech goes mainstream

The world's largest annual consumer technology show — CES 2018 in Las Vegas — ends today and some of the most exciting gadgets this year were on …

Augmented Reality

Pokémon Go ‘community days’ try to recapture the magic of the game’s launch

In the spirit of <i>Pokémon Go</i>’s early days<i>,</i> Niantic is encouraging players to come together with official monthly meetups in a new initiative it’s calling <i>Pokémon Go</i> Community Day. The first Community Day kicks off on January 20th, and will feature double XP for trainers and unique items as well as …

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‘Pokémon Go’ Community Days bring exclusive captures every month

Starting this month, <i>Pokémon Go</i> players will be able to participate in monthly events that will bring out special Pokémon with exclusive moves. Community Days will be worldwide events and to take part, you'll just have to head outside to your local park. Each Community Day will feature a special …

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Pokemon Go Will Soon No Longer Work On Some Older iPhones

Pokemon Go continues to receive new features through regular updates, such as the improved AR mode that rolled out for the game last month. Unfortunately for some players, an upcoming Pokemon Go update will also make it unplayable on some older iPhones. Developer Niantic confirmed that the popular …

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Sensor Tower: Mixi, Tencent, and Netflix were 2017’s top grossers in mobile

Mixi’s mobile game Monster Strike was the top grossing app in 2017, according to mobile data and insights company Sensor Tower. The caveat, though, is that Google Play isn’t available in China — the stomping grounds of tech giant Tencent, which recently released its hit title Honor of Kings with …

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6 Fun Educational Toys and Apps To Teach Your Kids Coding

We live in a digital age and whether your child grows up to be an actual programmer or pursues another path, the structure and logic of programming …

Kids

Following in the Footsteps

Originally founded in 1996 by Rev. Jesse Jackson as a merger between the National Rainbow Coalition and Operation PUSH, the Greenville chapter of the …

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Here's why Niantic pulling Pokemon GO from older iPhones really matters

If there's one thing that Pokemon GO did well, it was bringing people together. I still remember seeing groups of people around the marina near where …

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Say goodbye to 'Pokemon Go' on older iPhones

If you're a hardcore <i>Pokemon Go</i> trainer with an old phone, it might be time for an upgrade. Niantic has announced its plans to drop support for iOS devices that can't be updated to iOS 11, so phones released in or before 2013 (that's the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C) aren't going to work with the game …

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Ad Age @ CES: 5 Things We Learned About AR and VR

Overheard at CES: "It's spring for AR—and winter for VR."<p>While that may be a gross simplification, it's clear here on the ground in Las Vegas that …

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Donald Trump Accidentally Refers To A Fighter Jet From 'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare'

At a press conference yesterday Donald Trump announced the successful delivery of F-52 and F-35 fighter jets to Norway, marking what was perhaps a momentary confusion from Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and his audience. Because while the F-35 fighter jet is indeed a real piece of military …

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Pokémon GO won't work on these Apple iPhones, iPads from March [complete list]

Niantic is bringing new update to Pokémon GO, which makes it incompatible with older iPhones (2013 or earlier) and iPads (2012 or older). Read more …

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Nintendo 3DS Support Will Continue Through 2018, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima Confirms « GamingBolt.com: Video Game News, Reviews, Previews and Blog

The Nintendo 3DS was originally announced in June 2010, and released in February 2011- it is going to be seven years old very soon, and its successor …

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