In more Pokemon GO news, Niantic CEO John Hanke did an interview with Spain’s El Periodico, Hanke expanded on yesterday’s news regarding the three major updates that are slated for 2017. Unlike yesterday’s announcement which didn’t have much more in the way of detail about the future plans of Pokemon GO, the interview ended up with a fair amount of details.
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While we are covering GDC 2017, Mobile World Congress 2017 in currently underway at the same time over in Barcelona, and for some reason Niantic Labs is there talking about future plans of Pokemon GO. These plans include three, already planned, big updates.
Reach Robotics debuted their Augmented Reality game Mekamon today at CES. It features premium gaming robots that battle in both physical and virtual worlds. They’re currently available at MekaMon.com for $329, or $599 for a pair.
With the new ZenFone AR, it’s all in the name. Augmented reality is the wave of now, and this new offering from Asus is designed for use with Google’s augmented reality setup, Tango.
Ambidexter LLC is a game development studio that is currently working on a new mobile MMORPG that will come with a few unique features that haven’t been found in previous games of this nature. The game, called UnderVerse, will be a cross-platform title between Android and iOS, and will also feature AR (Augmented Reality) and GPS/Location-based mechanics mixed into everything.
While everyone gets to enjoy the newly added Grass in Pokemon GO thanks to the update, it appears that players residing in San Francisco got a different update, making it more of a location-locked one. In this update Niantic has quietly added a new Pokemon tracking system which they are hoping will replace the old in-game radar and footprint method.
Google Maps has been a dominant force in the online mapping market for some time now. In a move that seems to piggy back the popularity of Pokemon Go, Google has released a new mapping game called Verne: The Himalayas. In this game, players will assume the role of a yeti who’s eponymously named Verne, and stands 500 feet tall.
Pokemon GO can become a bit of a grind if you’re trying to level up quickly. There are a few tips and tricks you can do in order to make it a little less of a grind, at least until Niantic scales the XP given to a player when capturing a Pokemon better. Right now you get the same XP regardless of level, which makes leveling up at higher levels a little on the slow side.
There’s a lot of people Pokemon GO right now, and this probably won’t change anytime soon either. Unfortunately, in order to play this game you need to have it running, along with your Location/GPS going, and of course, you yourself need to be keeping an eye on everything going on in the game. This may not seem like a lot, but when you’re running around hunting Pokemon while doing other activities, you tend to miss capturing some of them.
Pokemon GO is an interesting game, not because the game itself is actually interesting, but because of the stories this game has already created in the very short time it has been out. Some of these stories are serious and real, others try to be serious and real, while others are complete jokes meant to make people laugh. Whatever the case may be, there’s already a ton of them out there to read and here are some of the more interesting, albeit stranger, stories surrounding Pokemon GO.