So you want to collect all the Pokemon and the experience, but hate doing the actual job? The good news, for you, is that there are ways to cheat at it if you so desire. The good news, for everyone else, is that cheaters are going to be banned. Softly. But still banned. More →
It turns out that Nintendo is launching new hardware this year after all! On Thursday morning, Nintendo announced the NES Classic Edition — a miniature version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System which will cost $59.99 when it launches on November 11th, 2016.
Following a security scare regarding the access that Pokémon Go had to the Google accounts of its users, developer Niantic Labs has published an official response on its website, quelling the fears of trainers everywhere.
If you’ve spent any time playing Pokémon Go over the past week, you know that it can be a bit of a battery hog. In fact, on Sunday morning, I went to Central Park to catch a few creatures, and within two hours, my phone battery was down to under 10%. So how can you save some power without buying a battery pack?
You might want to think twice before you log back into Pokémon Go.
If you’ve spent any time with the app, you already know that you either have to log in with a Google account or a Pokémon Trainer Club account. Considering the Trainer Club is not currently accepting new applicants, chances are you went with your Google account. Here’s where things get dicey.
To call Pokémon Go a hit would be the understatement of the year, but despite its popularity, the app is surprisingly bare bones. You can visit Poké Stops, battle at gyms and, of course, catch Pokémon. That’s pretty much it.
You can’t add friends, you can’t interact with your Pokémon once you’ve caught them and, worst of all, you can’t even trade your Pokémon — an important part of the Game Boy, GBA and Nintendo DS Pokémon games. Thankfully, we might not have to wait much longer for the developers to add that last feature.
Pokémon Go is a mobile phenomenon at the moment, but I have a sneaking suspicion that everyone’s going to be bored of it by this time next month. It’s just not built to stand the test of time, with so few things to keep players coming back, or even to keep them engaged in the first place.
I’m here to provide Niantic Labs with some friendly suggestions that might give Pokémon Go the lasting power that it desperately needs. More →
Nintendo finally allowed a mobile game version of one of its biggest money-spinners to be made. And you have been hearing about it a lot over the past 48 hours. Possibly too much. But one thing that has not been widely discussed is the truly monstrous revenue performance that Pokemon GO has delivered right out of the gate. This app is a beast of truly exotic and unprecedented nature. It has delivered the hottest first 72-hour revenue performance in US mobile content history.
We are witnessing a decisive turning point in the mobile content industry. More →
If you own a smartphone, chances are good that you’ve either downloaded or thought about downloading Pokémon Go this week. Unsurprisingly, the app that turns everyone into a real-life Pokémon trainer has become a bona-fide hit just days after launching, but despite its obvious appeal, Pokémon Go can be frustratingly obtuse when it comes to explaining the rules.
In order to help you navigate the wild world of Pokémon hunting, we’ve put together a guide to walk you through the first steps of your journey as you work your way up to becoming the ultimate Pokémon master.
UPDATE: Pokémon Go is now available in the US on iOS and Android!
- App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pokemon-go/id1094591345?mt=8
- Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticlabs.pokemongo
UPDATE 3: Pokémon Go is the biggest app in the world, but it’s not perfect. Here’s a list of features we want to see added to the game in future updates.
Ever since it was announced last year, Pokémon Go has been one of the most highly anticipated upcoming mobile app releases. It has been in beta testing for the past few months, but late on Tuesday night, the app finally began rolling out on the App Store and Google Play in select countries, including Australia and New Zealand.
Although The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind was Nintendo’s focus at E3 2016 this year, it wasn’t the only game featured on the company’s two-day live stream. Rather, Nintendo kicked things off with an in-depth look at Pokemon Sun and Moon, the two newest entries in the popular portable franchise.
The traditional press conferences are over, but Nintendo still has something interesting in store for E3 2016. As we explained last month, Nintendo will forego both a stage presentation and a Nintendo Direct live stream in favor of a more laid-back stream from the Nintendo Treehouse team, featuring some of the company’s biggest upcoming games on Wii U and 3DS. More →
After all of the leaks, announcements and live streams that took place this week, it’s hard to imagine that the video game studios have anything left for E3 2016.
I kid, of course, because starting this Sunday, gamers around the world are going to sit down in front of their TVs and computers in order to watch press conferences from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft, EA, Bethesda and more.