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Digital video game spending hits record high under virus lockdown

Apr 23, 2020 - 2:27 PM

The closing of real-world stores due to the pandemic is cited as a factor in gamers purchasing more titles as digital downloads

GAMERS. File photo of Brazilian brothers Guilherme (right), 14, and Arthur, 11, watching professional players from the Loud YouTube channel play the mobile game Free Fire on Youtube, at their house in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo Mauro Pimentel/AFP

Catch 'em all: Tens of thousands join Taiwan 'Pokemon Go' safari

Oct 03, 2019 - 5:14 PM

The four-day Pokemon Go Safari Zone in New Taipei City is expected to attract up to half a million fans of the cute fighting creatures

TAIWAN'S POKEMON SAFARI. Visitors pose with Pokemon character Pikachu during the opening day of the Pokemon Go Safari Zone at the New Taipei Metropolitan Park in New Taipei City on October 3, 2019. Photo by Daniel Shih/AFP

Trainers can now battle one another in 'Pokémon Go'

Dec 14, 2018 - 5:28 PM

'Pokémon Go' players can now engage in player-versus-player action by joining Trainer Battle Leagues

TRAINER BATTLES ARE LIVE! Pokemon Go gets player-versus-player action with Trainer Battle Leagues! Image from Pokemon Go website.

Pokemon in 'Pokemon Go' now appear life-size on Android too

Oct 15, 2018 - 11:58 AM

The enhanced augmented reality (AR) mode comes to Android after being released in December 2017 for iOS

Photo from official Pokemon Go website

'Pokemon Quest' now available on both iOS and Android

Jun 28, 2018 - 10:03 AM

The game comes to mobile a month after its Switch release

MINECRAFT-STYLE. The game borrows the distinctive block-style graphics of Minecraft. Photo from Pokemon Quest app download page

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Nov 09, 2017 - 7:55 PM

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After Pokemon Go, Niantic announces Harry Potter AR game

Nov 09, 2017 - 10:37 AM

Players will get to experience JK Rowling’s Wizarding World: learn spells, fight legendary beasts, and team up with other players

WIZARDS UNITE! Niantic Labs is bringing the wizarding world of Harry Potter to your mobile phones! Photo from Niantic Labs

Pokemon Go launches in South Korea 6 months after global debut

Jan 24, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Niantic works around government limitations on Google Maps which caused the long delay

NOW IN KOREA. The game arrives in the region after its makers figure out a way to work around government-mandated Google Maps limitations. Screengrab from Pokemon Go/Niantic

Nintendo to release Super Mario Run in mobile game test

Dec 15, 2016 - 7:09 PM

The game will start selling in 151 countries and regions later Thursday and will become available on Android based devices at a later date

SUPER MARIO RUN. The iconic character gives Nintendo a boost. Screengrab from official Super Mario Run website

Pokémon Company, Niantic partner with Globe Telecom

Oct 27, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Globe Telecom is the latest among local businesses that are cashing in on the Pokémon Go craze incorporating the game in their marketing strategies

POKEMON DEAL. For Dan Horan, Globe’s chief commercial officer, this partnership opens a lot of opportunities for the telco. Rappler photo

Nintendo's Super Mario coming to iPhone

Sep 08, 2016 - 2:05 AM

We have created Super Mario Run to be perfect for playing on your iPhone says Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto

APPLE MEETS NINTENDO. Shigeru Miyamoto, creative fellow at Nintendo and creator of Super Mario, speaks on stage during an Apple launch event on September 7, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images/AFP

Mandaue City warns Pokémon Go players: Don't play and drive

Aug 11, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The resolution also warns pedestrians to be safe while walking and playing the popular augmented reality game

Taiwan tries to drive Pokemon Go off the road

Aug 10, 2016 - 1:15 PM

The National Freeway Bureau says it has asked game creator Niantic not to use the island s motorways and rest stops to prevent accidents

A man displays a 'Pokemon Go' game on his smartphones in Taipei, Taiwan, August 6, 2016. David Chang/EPA

Pokemon Go belum akan dirilis di Indonesia dalam waktu dekat

Jul 15, 2016 - 3:24 PM

Dalam pernyataan resminya Niantic Inc menyatakan belum memiliki rencana untuk merilis Pokemon Go di lokasi lain

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Niantic looking to launch Pokemon Go in 200 markets 'relatively soon'

Jul 15, 2016 - 2:47 PM

UPDATED When asked about the further rollout of Pokemon Go Niantic CEO John Hanke says Why limit it?

POKEMON GO! Screen shot from YouTube.

Pokemon Go unleashes legions of monster hunters

Jul 13, 2016 - 6:54 PM

The free Pokemon Go smartphone game that overlays play on the real world is triggering a craze tinged with obsession

POKEMON GO. Screen shot from YouTube

Pokemon Go to launch in Europe, Asia in a few days – report

Jul 11, 2016 - 11:06 PM

The Wall Street Journal reports it will likely be available in other regions including Europe Japan and other Asian nations within a few days

Screenshot from Pokemon Go trailer

Pokemon Go’s international rollout paused

Jul 11, 2016 - 9:52 AM

The augmented reality game is suffering from congestion and server issues

POKEMON GO. Screen shot from YouTube

Filipino ‘trainers’ set out on Pokemon Go journey but...

Jul 07, 2016 - 5:04 PM

Reports of inaccessible servers or non functional gameplay mechanics put a damper on the monster catching dreams of many

Pokemon Go launches in select regions

Jul 06, 2016 - 5:46 PM

Pokemon fans rejoice The Pokemon Go augmented reality game is rolling out in select countries

POKEMON GO. The game has launched in select territories. Screen shot from YouTube.

Pokemon Go slated for Android, iOS in July

Jun 16, 2016 - 8:35 PM

The augmented reality game will allow players to become Pokemon trainers with the smartphone serving as a player s Pokemon Index or Pokedex

POKEMON GO. Screen shot from YouTube livestream