Niantic

Gaming

Government Study Shows Playing ‘Pokémon Go’ While Driving Is Very Common

If you’re going out for a night of Pokémon hunting, make sure to designate a driver.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.19.16
Gaming

'Pokémon Go' Anti-Cheating Tactics Prevent Disabled People From Playing

Niantic issues ban to disabled player who was using an emulator to recreate walking around her local park.
Leif Johnson
9.4.16
uk

No Pokémon for British Spies, as Pokéstops Vanish From MI5 and MI6 Buildings

Players report pokémon gyms and pokéstops have been removed from the UK’s secret service headquarters.
Victoria Turk
8.11.16
Gaming

'Pokémon Go' Stats Tracker PokeAdvisor Is Blocked, Fans Are Mad As Hell (Again)

Particularly committed players used PokeAdvisor to track their stats and progress against others, but the site now appears to be blocked.
Victoria Turk
8.8.16
Gaming

We Talked to the Creator of PokéVision About Losing 50 Million Users Overnight

The pokémon tracking site was hugely popular before 'Pokémon Go' developer Niantic took it down. Here's what happened.
Victoria Turk
8.5.16
Gaming

​Damn, 'Pokémon Go' Now Has Less Than 2 Stars in the App Store

Players are really not happy they can no longer track nearby pokémon.
Victoria Turk
8.1.16
Gaming

Is Using Third Party Maps to Find Pokémon Really Cheating?

Come on Niantic, don't be a fun sponge.
Victoria Turk
8.1.16
Gaming

Niantic Shuts Down 'Pokémon Go' Tracking App, and Players Are in Revolt

Developer Niantic shuts down app that lets players see where rare pokémon can be found.
Leif Johnson
7.31.16
uk

Why 'Ingress' Players Held a 'Pokémon Go' Party

It's one big augmented reality family.
Megan Devlin
7.28.16
Gaming

Have We Reached Peak 'Pokémon Go'?

Player retention seems strong, but new downloads are declining quickly in the United States.
Leif Johnson
7.24.16
Gaming

'Pokémon Go' Is Fun But Wow Is It Glitchy

Some of Pokémon Go’s worst glitches can quickly turn enthusiasm to exasperation.
Victoria Turk
7.19.16
short circuit

Why 'Pokémon Go' Kills Your Smartphone's Battery Life

"Pokémon Go" is a hit—to your smartphone's battery life, that is.
Bryan Rose
7.18.16
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