Niantic Release Details on Massive Pokémon Go Update

After a year since its initial release, Pokémon Go Developer Niantic has released a major update for the game. Gyms seem to be the centerpiece of this new update as Niantic is calling it “the biggest update to Pokémon Go”. In this new update, which doesn’t have a release date yet, Niantic are redesigning gymsContinue reading “Niantic Release Details on Massive Pokémon Go Update”

Pokémon GO Update Will Expand Roster to Include Johto Pokémon This Week

Pokémon GO certainly isn’t dead, especially since Niantic have announced that 80 Pokémon originally from the Johto region of Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver will be added to the roster later this week. These Pokémon include the starters Chikorita, Cyndaquil and Totodile. Also shown in a video to accompany the announcement (shown above) were Hoppip, Crobat, Hoothoot, Donphan,Continue reading “Pokémon GO Update Will Expand Roster to Include Johto Pokémon This Week”

Niantic Adding Buddy Pokémon to Pokémon GO

Too little too late? With the help of some data miners, the next excited fan whisper was about having Buddy Pokémon in Pokémon GO, a feature that would allow the trainer avatar to select a party Pokémon as a follower to collect more candies. While they’ve been banning cheaters and hackers, and just fresh fromContinue reading “Niantic Adding Buddy Pokémon to Pokémon GO”

A Talk of Pokémon GO and Two Differing Ideologies

Pokémon GO shall probably be remembered as the April Fool’s Day prank that became the most infamous mobile game for years. From a novel concept to one of the most hated games out there, with players demanding refunds en masse from Android Play and Apple’s iOS App Stores, the drama all centers around two differing ideologiesContinue reading “A Talk of Pokémon GO and Two Differing Ideologies”

Pokemon GO’s Niantic Labs Blocks Access to Tracker Sites

The Pokemon GO saga seems to get worse with every turn. Just yesterday, an update went out that removed a controversial feature in tracking wild Pokemon. Even though the update added welcome features such as the re-customization of the player avatar, most players are up in arms over the “fix” of the ongoing bug inContinue reading “Pokemon GO’s Niantic Labs Blocks Access to Tracker Sites”

Eevee Evolution Trick in Pokémon GO Confirmed by Niantic

As reported by Gamnesia last week, there was a rumor going around about Pokémon GO, stating that players could control whether or not Eevee evolves into Flareon, Jolteon, or Vaporeon. Allegedly, this was accomplished by nicknaming Eevee after one of the brothers who owned those evolutions in the Pokémon anime series. Alas this rumor hasContinue reading “Eevee Evolution Trick in Pokémon GO Confirmed by Niantic”

My ‘Pokemon Go’ Change of Heart

Let me begin with a disclaimer: I am not big on mobile games. I’ve never been fond of the grinding that many mobile games rely on, and never bought in to the ‘come back in 2 days to collect your reward’ dynamic that comes along with games like Clash of Clans. If I want to buildContinue reading “My ‘Pokemon Go’ Change of Heart”

Server Crashes Postpone International Pokémon GO Releases

A recent tweet by the official Pokémon GO Twitter account addressed the worst issue many players experienced post-release in the US and Australia: server crashes. These crashes have been consistently annoying, and in some cases have prevented the game from working properly. According to an article by Business Insider, Niantic, the company behind Pokemon GO, isContinue reading “Server Crashes Postpone International Pokémon GO Releases”

Pokémon Go and the Brilliance of its Stealth Release

By now I’m sure you’ve heard of Pokémon Go. The anticipated augmented reality mobile game has been rolling out worldwide all week, and the internet is understandably going insane over it in one of the most successful stealth releases of all time. Since the announcement of the game by the Pokémon Company and Niantic lateContinue reading “Pokémon Go and the Brilliance of its Stealth Release”

New Pokémon Go Footage Surfaces

It’s the unofficial year of Pokémon, and fans are clamoring for any and all information regarding upcoming releases. In a showing at the ongoing SXSW convention, Niantic unveiled the first ever footage of the hotly anticipated Pokémon Go. The augmented reality mobile game quickly caught the attention of fans when it was revealed last September,Continue reading “New Pokémon Go Footage Surfaces”

Pokemon Go Coming to GDC 2016

Since its announcement in September 2015, little has been heard about Pokemon Go. The newest entry in Nintendo’s long-running Pokemon franchise is being developed by Niantic, Inc. for iOS and Android devices and, according to the official GDC site, promises to “[up] the challenge of real world gaming design, taking a beloved franchise and setting its hundreds of brightly-colored monsters loose acrossContinue reading “Pokemon Go Coming to GDC 2016”

Pokémon Goes to the Real World!

Well, this was a surprising move! In an announcement by the Pokémon Company this morning, their efforts to move into the field of mobile gaming was made perfectly clear, with the introduction of Pokémon Go – an Ingress-like title that has players going to locations throughout the world and capturing Pokémon with the aid of aContinue reading “Pokémon Goes to the Real World!”