Amy Schellenbaum
at 11:24 AM Dec 15 2016
Gaming // 

In July 2016, when Nintendo unleashed its Pokemon GO game (which uses augmented reality to let players find Pokemon in the real world), many salivated over an enticing idea: at long last, a video game—a video game—had successfully convinced people to get more exercise. After all, Pokemon GO was immediately popular, downloaded some 100 million times in less than a month, and the mechanics of the app require exploring (and, more to the point, taking steps in) the real world.

Samantha Cole
at 09:51 AM Aug 30 2016
Gaming // 

It's a common strategy for exhausted parents: if the kid's being fussy, put him/her in front of a screen. Turns out, it works so well that it's better than a sedative for children in the operating room, too.

G. Clay Whittaker
at 10:31 AM Aug 24 2016
Gaming // 

Pokémon Go is having a rough time with the long-haul game plan. After setting plenty of records and monopolizing the news in July, the game has lost some 15 million regular users.

Brittany Vincent
at 10:31 AM Aug 24 2016
Gaming // 

Pokemon Go is still massively popular with mobile gaming savants, and developer Niantic remains on top of things by continuing to roll out new updates to keep things fresh. But up until now the Team Leaders, appointed to each team, haven't seemed to serve any real purpose beyond letting me rep a special team by slapping a sticker on the back of my car or sporting a T-shirt with their logo emblazoned on it. Niantic is changing this, as the Team Leaders will now be tasked with evaluating which one of your Pokemon is prime for training with special items called Candy and Stardust earned in-game.

Corey Mueller
at 11:53 AM Aug 23 2016
Gaming // 

NBA 2K17 released its newest trailer today, previewing the game's new features and the league's biggest stars on their new teams.

G. Clay Whittaker
at 09:56 AM Aug 8 2016
Gaming // 

It's pretty hard to argue that Pokémon Go hasn't impacted modern society, at least in the short term. But game maker Niantic's CEO John Hanke apparently has a much larger vision for how the game could change the world around us—and how we would see it.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 10:24 AM Jul 29 2016
Gaming // 

It was only a matter of time before Sir David Attenborough's soothing nature documentary voice lent itself to Pokémon Go.

 
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