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Will New 'Harry Potter' AR Game From Niantic Be The Next 'Pokemon GO?'

Niantic is coming up with another AR hit following 'Pokemon Go.' 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' will have players act as wizards and witches casting spells and discovering portals from the real world into the world of Harry Potter.

Video Games March 13, 2019

Pokémon GO PVP Release Date Confirmed: Here's When The Feature Will Arrive

Niantic Labs is planning to roll out player vs. player battles to 'Pokémon GO' soon, after another long-awaited feature, Pokémon trading, was recently added. What will the 'Pokémon GO' PVP mode be like?

Video Games August 7, 2018

Pokémon GO Cheaters Will Be Perma-Banned After 3 Violations

Niantic Labs finally placed its campaign against 'Pokémon GO' cheaters into writing with its Three-Strike Discipline Policy. In most cases, cheaters will get their 'Pokémon GO' accounts banned after three infractions.

Video Games July 22, 2018

Pokémon GO Community Day July: You May Find A Squirtle Rocking Sunglasses

Niantic Labs confirmed that its upcoming Community Day for 'Pokemon Go' will feature a Squirtle with sunglasses. The July event welcomes a new creature other than a Pikachu, which is a first for the mobile game.

Video Games July 4, 2018

Niantic Announces Worldwide Summer Events For 'Pokémon GO' Fans, Brings Festival Back To Chicago

‘Pokémon GO’ is going global this summer 2018. Niantic Labs will hold three different celebrations for fans of the augmented reality smartphone game that allows players to capture and raise Pokémon.

Video Games May 7, 2018

'Pokémon GO' Earth Day Cleanup Event Will Reward Players For Helping Save The World

Niantic Labs will reward players for helping save the world in the 'Pokémon GO' Earth Day Cleanup. Real-world events of the game carry a bad name, but the Earth Day celebration will likely not fail like the 'Pokémon GO' Fest.

Video Games April 5, 2018

'Pokémon GO' Gets Two New Gen 3 Legendary Pokémon: Where And When To Find Latias And Latios

Two new legendary Gen 3 Pokémon are now available in 'Pokémon GO' - the twins Latios and Latias from 'Ruby and Sapphire.' Here's when and where to catch each of them for a limited time.

Video Games April 3, 2018

Remember Last Year's 'Pokémon GO' Fest Disaster? Niantic Labs Will Pay $1.6 Million To Attendees

Niantic Labs agreed to pay about $1.6 million to the attendees of last year's 'Pokémon GO' Fest disaster in Chicago. The event was supposed to be the culmination of the 'Pokémon GO' experience, but it was plagued by connectivity issues.

Video Games April 2, 2018

New 'Pokémon GO' Features Might Make You Want To Play Again: Quests, Storyline, And Mew!

'Pokémon GO' will soon launch daily quests named Field Research and Special Research, which will lead players to Mew. Will the new features push old players to once again fire up the mobile game?

Video Games March 27, 2018

The Next ‘Pokémon Go’ Community Day Will Take Place On Feb. 24 Featuring Dratini

Fresh from the first 'Pokemon Go' Community Day held last weekend, Niantic Labs immediately announced details for the next one in February. The second event will feature new bonuses as well as a special Dratini.

Video Games January 23, 2018

Be Careful, 'Pokémon GO' Players! The Game May Have Caused Billions Of Dollars In Damages Last Year

A working report from Purdue University researchers estimated that 'Pokémon GO' players caused traffic accidents that resulted in damages worth up to $7.3 billion last year. This is because some players were catching Pokémon and passing Pokéstops while driving.

Video Games November 27, 2017

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Is The Next AR Game By 'Pokémon GO' Developer Niantic Labs

Niantic Labs announced 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite,' an augmented reality game that will be based on the 'Harry Potter' franchise. Will it launch with the same massive hype as 'Pokémon GO'?

Video Games November 9, 2017

Moltres Blazes Into 'Pokémon GO': Here's How To Catch The Fire-Type Legendary Pokémon

'Pokémon GO' players can now try to catch Moltres as Niantic Labs tries to recover from the failed 'Pokémon GO' Fest in Chicago. Here are a few tips on how to catch the fire-type Legendary Pokémon.

Video Games August 1, 2017

Some 'Pokémon GO' Events In Europe Pushed Back After 'Pokémon GO' Fest Disaster In Chicago: Good Move Or Another Mistake?

In the wake of the failed 'Pokémon GO' Fest in Chicago, Niantic Labs has pushed back some 'Pokémon GO' events in Europe. Is this a good move for the developer, or is it another lawsuit waiting to happen?

Video Games July 29, 2017

Niantic Labs In Trouble Over 'Pokémon GO' Fest Disaster: Unhappy Attendees File Class Action Lawsuit

Niantic Labs issued an apology and gave out bonuses to make up for the disastrous 'Pokémon GO' Fest. However, some attendees do not think that this is enough and have filed a class action lawsuit against the developer.

Video Games July 29, 2017

Niantic Passes Blame For 'Pokémon GO' Fest Disaster To Carriers, But Players Should Focus On Catching Moltres And Zapdos

The game of passing the blame between developer Niantic Labs and some carriers for the 'Pokémon GO' Fest disaster has officially started. However, players should instead focus on catching Legendary Pokémon, with Moltres and Zapdos to be added soon.

Video Games July 26, 2017

The 'Pokémon GO' Fest In Chicago Was A Disaster: Tickets Were Refunded As Connectivity Issues Plagued The Mobile Game

Technical issues turned the 'Pokémon GO' Fest in Grant Park, Chicago into a disaster. The silver lining, no matter how thin, is that Legendary Pokémon have finally been added to the mobile game.

Video Games July 25, 2017

Legendary Pokemon Are Finally Coming To 'Pokémon GO,' And You'll Need Golem To Catch 'Em All

Legendary Pokémon are finally confirmed to be heading into 'Pokémon GO' at the 'Pokémon GO' Fest in Chicago. As players prepare for Legendary Raids, the community has identified Golem as the best bet in taking down the Legendary Birds.

Video Games July 21, 2017

Legendary Pokémon Coming Very Soon To 'Pokémon GO': Here Are The Clues

Legendary Pokémon are finally coming to 'Pokémon GO,' as teased by a series of clues. One clue even provides a hint that they will arrive to the mobile game in a matter of days.

Video Games July 12, 2017

New 'Pokémon GO' Tool Helps Trainers Find Allies For Raid Battles: Is It Legal?

The Silph Radio, a new tool from The Silph Road, makes it easier for 'Pokémon GO' players to find allies for raid battles against Pokémon bosses. The Silph Radio is free, but is it legal to use?

Video Games July 5, 2017

Pokémon GO Code Reveals That Legendary Pokémon Are Finally Coming To The Game

Data mining carried out by The Silph Road group on the latest 'Pokémon GO' update revealed code referring to Legendary Battles. This likely means that the highly anticipated legendary Pokémon are finally coming to the mobile game.

Video Games June 23, 2017

Pokémon GO Gyms Shutting Down: What Does Niantic Labs Have In Store For Pokémon Trainers?

Niantic Labs is shutting down the Gyms feature of 'Pokémon GO' temporarily. Whatever the developer has in store for players, it will be part of the celebration of the mobile game's upcoming first anniversary.

Video Games June 19, 2017

Niantic Continues Crackdown On 'Pokémon GO' Cheaters With Shadowbans: Here's What Happens If You're Caught

Niantic Labs continues its crackdown against cheaters in 'Pokémon GO' by handing out shadowbans to players who use third-party apps. The developer is seemingly trying to address the prevalent cheating in the mobile game before summer hits.

Video Games May 23, 2017

Pokémon GO Still Going Strong: 65 Million Monthly Players, Co-Op Gameplay Coming Soon

'Pokémon GO' is still going strong with 65 million monthly players. The interest in the title will likely not die down any time soon, as hints and leaks could mean that co-op gameplay is coming soon to the mobile game.

Video Games April 10, 2017

Pokémon GO Water Festival Draws To A Close, But Shiny Magikarp Will Stay

Niantic Labs surprised 'Pokémon GO' players last week with the addition of the shiny Magikarp as part of the Water Festival. The event has ended, but the developer said that the shiny Pokémon will remain in the game.

Video Games March 30, 2017

Pokémon GO Guide: How To Evolve Gen 2 Pokémon And The Items That You Need

The Gen 2 update for 'Pokémon GO' added 80 new Pokémon, some of which can only be acquired by evolving Gen 1 Pokémon. Here are all the evolutions involving Gen 2 Pokémon and the items required for some of them.

Video Games February 22, 2017

Unown Spotted In 'Pokémon GO' After Gen 2 Update: Is It Possible To Catch All 26?

The mysterious Unown has been added to 'Pokémon GO' in the Gen 2 update. Is it possible to capture all 26 kinds of the Unown, one for each letter of the alphabet?

Video Games February 20, 2017

Pink Pokémon Invading 'Pokémon GO' This Valentine Include Super Rare Monsters

The weeklong 'Pokémon GO' Valentine event includes a special feature that involves the increased spawn rates for adorable pink Pokémon. The list of creatures up for grabs until Feb. 15 is quite long, including some ultra rare finds.

Video Games February 9, 2017

Milwaukee Stifles 'Pokémon Go': Niantic Labs Now Needs Permit To Use Parks As Monster Hunting Grounds

The Milwaukee County Board approved an ordinance that will require developers to acquire permits before using the county's parks as locations in games. The ruling was passed in response to the damage that 'Pokémon GO' players caused to Lake Park.

Video Games February 7, 2017

The Pokémon Company May Release New Pokémon GO Plus Accessory To Keep Players Safe

The Pokémon Company's CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara revealed that a new Pokémon GO accessory is in the works. It cited Nintendo as a developer partner to produce a device that will ensure gameplay is safe for trainers.

Video Games January 30, 2017

'Pokémon GO' Holiday Event To Launch On Christmas Day: What Are The Gifts That Pokémon Trainers Will Receive?

Niantic Labs has finally revealed a holiday event for 'Pokémon GO' that gives players several gifts over Christmas and through the New Year. This will be the third event for the game, after the Halloween and Thanksgiving events.

Video Games December 24, 2016

Is 'Pokémon GO' No Longer Coming To The Apple Watch? Niantic Answers After Cancellation Email Circulates

An image of an email supposedly coming from a representative of developer Niantic Labs claims that 'Pokémon GO' is no longer coming to the Apple Watch. Niantic Labs has now released an official statement regarding the matter.

Video Games December 18, 2016

Pokémon GO News: Data Mining Reveals Upcoming Update To Bring Pokémon Gender, Shiny Pokémon, Trainer Customizations, And Pokémon Costumes

Massive changes are coming to 'Pokémon GO,' as revealed by data mining on the version 0.49.1 update. The discovered codes include references to genders, shiny Pokémon, customization options, and holiday costumes.

Video Games December 8, 2016

'Pokémon GO' May Get More Than 100 New Pokémon And Trading System Via December Update

The 'Pokémon GO' game code holds incredible clues that point to a huge December update. This was recently discovered by a team of enthusiasts, who noted juicy details, which include the 100+ monsters — legendaries included — headed our way.

Video Games November 26, 2016

'Pokémon GO' Tracker Now Launching Outside Of San Francisco, But Don't Get Too Excited Yet

Niantic Labs has announced that a brand new 'Pokémon Go' tracker is now available to players living in select U.S. cities. It features a new tracking method, which involves the Pokémon creatures' proximity to PokéStops.

Video Games November 5, 2016

'Pokémon GO' Climbs The Charts Again Thanks To Halloween Event

The 'Pokémon GO' Halloween update catapulted the game to the top spot of the App Store ranking. The event involves increased spooky monsters spawn rate and as much as four times candies to be earned.

Video Games October 28, 2016

Will There Be A 'Pokémon GO' Halloween Event? What We Know So Far And What Could Possibly Happen

Niantic Labs could be planning to launch a Halloween event for "Pokémon GO." What could the event offer to players, and will it be able to get hibernating gamers to launch the app once more?

Video Games October 22, 2016

‘Pokémon GO’ Update Features New Capture Bonuses To Make Catching Rare Monsters Easier: Here’s How It Works

‘Pokémon GO’ developer Niantic announced a new feature ‘coming soon’ that makes it easier to catch rare monsters by using the medal system.

Apps/Software October 6, 2016

The 'Pokémon GO' Hype Has Died Down, But The App Is Still Cashing In $2 Million Daily

The hype surrounding 'Pokémon GO' has died down, but the app is still making serious money. According to a new report by Newzoo, the mobile game is cashing in $2 million in revenues per day.

Video Games October 4, 2016

UK University Allows Students To Play 'Pokémon GO' As Part Of Course Requirements: Brilliant Move Or Pointless Gimmick?

Salford University is allowing students under the business information technology program to play 'Pokémon GO' as part of the course requirements. Is this a good move by the institution?

Video Games October 3, 2016

'Pokémon GO' Creator John Hanke Says AR Is Better Than VR: AR Glasses For Pokémon A Possibility

'Pokémon GO' creator and Niantic CEO John Hanke says augmented reality technology is far more interesting and promising for humans than virtual reality. His position is based on the claim that AR allows people to go out and explore the world.

Apps/Software September 20, 2016

Pokémon GO Plus Has Some Surprise Features: It Now Looks Like A Steal At $35

Ever since its announcement, the Pokémon GO Plus accessory was met with skepticism due to certain limitations. The 'Pokémon GO' peripheral, however, was launched with hidden features that now make it well worth the $35 price tag.

Video Games September 19, 2016

Pokémon GO Plus Now Available, But It's Almost As Rare As Mewtwo: Where To Buy?

The Pokémon GO Plus accessory can let its user do everything in the 'Pokémon GO' game except gym battles. The gadget's availability is, however, limited and it has been sold out in some stores.

Video Games September 17, 2016

Study Finds Over 11,000 Daily Incidents Of Distracted Drivers, Pedestrians Due To 'Pokémon GO': Safety First, Pokémon Trainers!

A study found over 11,000 cases per day of distracted drivers, passengers and pedestrians due to playing 'Pokémon GO' by taking a look at Twitter posts. Pokémon trainers, please be more careful when playing the game.

Video Games September 17, 2016

Niantic Labs CEO Drops More Hints On The Future Of 'Pokémon GO': Android Wear Support, PvP Battles, New Pokémon And More

Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke dropped more hints on the future of 'Pokémon GO' at the annual TechCrunch Disrupt. Among the things he said is the planned support for the Android Wear platform.

Video Games September 14, 2016

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