Social features are growing the game
Last year, Niantic – the development team behind Pokémon Go – announced it would be partnering with Warner Bros. to create a brand new augmented reality mobile game – Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Since then, it’s been deathly quiet, with virtually no news around the upcoming mobile title. However, a (brief) new teaser...
Creating technologies for every title
US software developer Niantic might be best known for Pokémon GO nowadays, but this wasn't always the case. Before the company shot to fame with its recent mobile sensation, it was focused on its own augmented reality game Ingress. With GO now nearly two-and-a-half years into its lifespan, Niantic has been able...
Real size Pokémon
It's easy to forget Pokémon GO is an augmented reality mobile game if you don't actually use this feature on a regular basis. Perhaps Niantic's latest news might tempt you to reactivate it, assuming you're an Android user. Following last year's iOS update which added support for the AR kit, ARCore can now be downloaded from the...
Social features are growing the game
The most recent Niantic blog post, predominantly focused on Pokémon GO, has revealed the mobile sensation has seen a 35 percent increase in active usage since May. Following the introduction of the new social features in June, the game has seen a boom of sorts - with 113 million friend...
Strong marketing continues
Nintendo’s strong marketing within the domain of television advertising continues, as it is estimated to have spent $6.2 million during the month of August compared to $5.8 million during the month of July. This once again makes it the biggest spender of the month. According to GamesBeat and its partner iSpot.tv (a...
Reading users' file names
As part of Niantic's near-constant war against cheaters, Pokémon GO has several steps in place to ban anyone who appears to have used third-party software or mods to manipulate the game. One such measure blocks all Android phones that have been rooted (when users grant themselves 'root' access to the operating...
The Senior Director of Engineering at Niantic, Niniane Wang, recently made a blog post about the new parental update coming to Pokémon GO soon. The Niantic Kids Parent Portal is a new way for parents to manage the gaming experiences of their children. This is achieved by securing personal information whenever a child accesses Pokémon...
Codename: Niantic Occlusion
Augmented reality is a little hit a miss at the best of times, and its inclusion in the likes of Pokémon GO can sometimes provide varying results depending on the user's device. For some, it can cause their game to crash, and for others, it simply doesn't work at all, but even when running perfectly it can still leave a...
$80 million is nothing to sniff at
The annual fiscal results of The Pokémon Company have been published a recent issue of the Japanese government’s Official Gazette, with net profits of US$80 million posted for the company's 20th fiscal year (which ended on 28th February). Enduring mobile mega-hit that is Pokémon GO is the main driving force...
No sign of Mew though
Update: Mewtwo will arrive in the game for all very soon through 'Exclusive Raid Battles' - details below. In the coming weeks, you, too, will have the opportunity to battle and catch Mewtwo with the new Exclusive Raid Battle feature. Exclusive Raid Battles are similar to existing Raid Battles, with a few notable...
Japan-only Pokémon GO Deluxe Set also revealed
Further details have been revealed about the upcoming Pokémon GO "Pikachu Outbreak" event occurring in Japan this summer. Like Pokémon GO's Anniversary event (but hopefully proving to be somewhat more successful), the location will see an increased lot of PokéStops as well as access to...
Other dates unaffected, though
In an update post detailing Pokémon GO's upcoming European Safari Zone events, Niantic has announced that the first two events scheduled for early August will now be delayed until the Autumn / Fall season. Originally due to take place on 5th August (Copenhagen and Prague) and August 12 (Stockholm and...
The Spark has gone
When reaching level five on Pokémon GO you are given the choice between joining three teams; Mystic, Valor and Instinct. An important decision for every trainer and one you can only make once; you should choose wisely as one day your team leader may just get up and leave. That's what's happened to members of team Instinct, whose...
It's going to be Legen...wait for it
It's what plenty of fans have been waiting for. Niantic and The Pokémon Company have revealed that after much speculation legendary Pokémon will be arriving in Pokémon GO this weekend. The trailer below shows off the recently-implemented Gym features, included Gym badges and Raids, before...
New icons, search screen & Gym fixes
Niantic Labs has begun rolling out the latest update for Pokémon GO users worldwide. This latest update features an array of minor additions and small improvements to the core of the game, but most importantly improves upon the recent addition of Poké Gyms. One annoying problem among...
Punishment by Pidgey
Pokémon GO has nearly reached its one year milestone; it's also easy to forget that, for a time, the game took over the world. The mobile augmented reality game may not be as popular as it once was, yet it still has a large and dedicated userbase. Many players, perhaps in a bid to avoid seeing the same...
Earn more Candy for every Pokémon hatched from an Egg!
Niantic, Inc. and The Pokémon Company welcome the arrival of Spring today with Pokémon GO's next in-game celebration, the Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza. From 13th April at 9pm BST to 20th April at 9pm BST, Trainers will be able to find a greater variety of Pokémon from 2 km Eggs. Trainers will...
Gee, what could it be?
Earlier today, there was a sizable leak detailing a partnership between Starbucks and Niantic in order to promote a massive impending update for Pokémon GO. There's plenty of speculation that the aforementioned update will be adding in the Pokémon from the Johto region Pokédex, and a recent announcement seems to be fanning...
Ten monsters to a landmark
https://youtu.be/66MVBuWRX5o Gyms are a key part of the whole Pokémon GO experience, but you often have to spend hours or amass a giant group to effectively defend any one you may be a part of. Well, not any more! By following the strategy detailed in the video above - props to The Silph Road for discovering this - you...
"We have some projects that are in the early stages now"
Niantic has gone from being a near-unknown to one of the most famous developers on the planet thanks to the astonishing success of Pokémon GO, the monster-catching smartphone app which the company developed in conjunction with The Pokémon Company. Niantic's previous release, Ingress, laid...
Many lessons have been learned from Ingress
As many of you likely remember, a location based multiplayer game called Pokémon Go was announced earlier this year for smart devices. The game will aim to place virtual Pokémon in the world around you, and place you in the shoes of an aspiring Pokémon Trainer. You'll be able to catch, trade, and battle...
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