Tag Archives: Pokemon GO

GPS spoofing, drones and Ubers: Pokemon Go fans are determined to get out of walking

Despite the fact that the entire game is built around walking, Pokémon Go players are already coming up with creative ways to get out of doing so. Some of these methods will get you a soft ban from Niantic. Others seem to be working out okay but require some expensive accessories. Continue reading GPS spoofing, drones and Ubers: Pokemon Go fans are determined to get out of walking

Pokémon Go‘s first update addresses stability and security risks

Players of the iOS version of the wildly popular Pokémon Go can this morning grab the game’s version 1.0.1 update from the App Store. The update brings a number of stability improvements, and a fix for those concerned about the security of their Google accounts. Continue reading Pokémon Go‘s first update addresses stability and security risks

Pokémon Go launch delayed Asia and Europe as Niantec attempts to address server problems

With Pokémon Go now available in Australia, New Zealand and the US, Niantic Labs and Nintendo have chosen to briefly halt the game’s global rollout to deal with its ongoing and significant server problems. The Wall Street Journal reports that Niantic and Nintendo have been working to resolve the server issues and are still poised to launch in Europe, Japan and other Asian territories in the coming days. Continue reading Pokémon Go launch delayed Asia and Europe as Niantec attempts to address server problems

Nintendo’s stock riding high after huge Pokémon Go launch

CNBC is reporting that Nintendo’s share prices have seen a massive 25 percent spike since the worldwide rollout of Pokémon Go began last week. As of this morning, Nintendo’s share price is currently sitting somewhere in the neighbourhood of US$200 a share in Japan, adding an estimated US7.5 billion to the venerable game manufacturer’s market value. Continue reading Nintendo’s stock riding high after huge Pokémon Go launch

Video Games First Impressions: Pokemon GO (Mobile, 2016)

Earlier this week, Nintendo kicked off a soft-rollout of their second major mobile game release, Pokémon GO. The altered reality game, which allows players to hunt and capture using the camera on their smartphones has already become a worldwide sensation. Everyone in The Iris offices has been playing it almost non-stop since it dropped and, in a herculean display of self control, we have dragged ourselves away from it long enough to provide our initial thoughts. Continue reading Video Games First Impressions: Pokemon GO (Mobile, 2016)