Tag: Pokemon Go

Quasi-AR baby steps are preparing us for true AR’s digital future

Though I only occasionally write about augmented reality, I sift through plenty of “news” these days that is kinda-sorta AR, but not really. For example, if you believe that a TV show is using “augmented reality” to superimpose weather graphics on the screen next to a live meteorologist, AR has been commercially available for decades. Video […]

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Sensor Tower: Tencent’s Let’s Hunt Monsters is the king of Pokémon Go clones

Pokémon Go is a has been a phenomenon everywhere but China, because that country’s censors (aka a totalitarian government) fears this little location-based augmented reality game about catching cute little monsters is harmful to its citizens because it uses Google Maps, which China’s banned. But it’s perfectly OK for Tencent (a homegrown game company/conglomerate) to […]

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‘Pokemon Go’ Now Lets You Battle Team Rocket And Catch Shadow Pokemon

Pokemon on YouTube   Pokemon Go finally has a villain, and it’s not bad cell coverage in your favorite town or city. The still-massively popular mobile game continues to evolve, and a new battle mode and research challenges that let you fight Team Rocket. “A Troubling Situation” came with the latest update of Pokemon Go […]

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Sensor Tower: Pokémon Go made $2.65 billion in three years

Pokémon Go first launched on July 6, 2016, so Niantic‘s mobile game has now been out for three years. And the location-based experience has made $2.65 billion during those first three years, according to market analyst Sensor Tower. The game is most popular in the U.S., which accounted for 35% of that gross (about $928 […]

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‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ Wants To Be The Next ‘Pokemon Go’ But Struggles To Find The Juice

Niantic The best way to describe Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is ultimately as an attempt to force lightning to strike the same place twice. That’s because lightning can do exactly that — the old adage is kind of ridiculous when you consider the concept of extremely tall buildings and the existence of lightning rods. But […]

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Pokemon Masters iOS Launch Slated This Summer, Will Arrive with Real-Time Battle

The Pokemon Company have given us a sneak peek at the upcoming mobile game, Pokemon Masters. This time around Pokemon Company has partnered with DeNa to create the Pokemon Monsters game. DeNa has worked with Nintendo on popular titles like Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem, and the yet to be released Mario Kart Tour. The […]

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite guide — Everything you need to know

It’s finally here. Last week saw the launch of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and, ever since, I’ve been obsessed. Those who have played Pokémon Go will find themselves on familiar ground. Both games were developed by Niantic and follow a very similar gameplay. However, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite brings additional layers of complexity, making it […]

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Sensor Tower — Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’s first day is slower than Pokémon Go’s debut

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite launched yesterday for iOS and Android in the U.S. and UK, and Niantic‘s new game conjured about 400,000 installs and $300,000 in revenue, according to data from market analyst Sensor Tower. That’s a strong start, but the firm says this is well behind the explosive debut of Niantic’s 2016 smash hit […]

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite hands-on — Stepping up from Pokémon Go

Since July 2016, I have walked 438 miles playing Pokémon Go, reaching level 30 in the location-based mobile game. I’m not sure how much more walking I’ll be doing with the game, as I’ve downloaded its successor now. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, a very ambitious augmented reality mobile game from Warner Bros.’ Portkey Games and […]

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Cheat Maker Goes Dark After Getting Sued by ‘Pokémon GO’

Pokémon GO creator Niantic is suing rogue developers for allegedly selling a tweaked version of the popular augmented reality mobile game, where players capture Pokémon they find in the real world. As first reported by Business Insider, Niantic filed the lawsuit last Friday in California seeking a preliminary injunction against Global++, a group it describes […]

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‘Pokémon Sleep’ Wants to Gamify Your Dreams

Pokémon GO brought Pokémon to every part of your waking life, turning a normal walk into a gamified digital playground. Now, The Pokémon Company wants to turn sleep into a game with an upcoming game called Pokémon Sleep, announced during a press conference on Tuesday. The Pokémon Company hasn’t provided many details on the mobile […]

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Pokémon Company unveils a bunch of games, from Pokémon Quest China to Pokémon Sleep

Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO of the Pokémon Company International, said the company has partnered with China’s NetEase in making the first official Pokemon game for China. That is just one of a number of games the Japanese company announced today. In a livestream event, Ethan Wang, vice president and head of game publishing at China’s NetEase, […]

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Niantic’s view of the future of augmented reality

Ross Finman grew up on a llama farm. He studied robotics, started an augmented reality firm called Escher Reality, and sold it to Pokémon Go creator Niantic last year. That’s how he came to be head of AR at the biggest company in augmented reality today and how he came to speak at our GamesBeat […]

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