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Pokemon GO’s popularity on the decline according to new data

Pokemon GO’s popularity on the decline according to new data

For all of the records it's broken, it looks like the popularity of Pokemon GO may now be on the decline. That's according to new data from various app analytics firms, which say that the metrics such as Pokemon GO's daily active users, engagement, and downloads have been decreasing ever since the app peaked in popularity in July. It had to happen eventually, we suppose.

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Pokemon GO player gets banned after attempting to earn 1m XP in a single day

Pokemon GO player gets banned after attempting to earn 1m XP in a single day

When it comes to Pokemon GO, there's no shortage of players who are attempting to do ridiculous feats that would be too much for the game's more casual fans. The person who managed to hit the level cap through the use of a bot comes to mind, but what happens when you try to rake in the experience points through more legitimate means? It would appear that you get labeled a cheater nonetheless.

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BioWare classic Jade Empire could be coming to iOS soon

BioWare classic Jade Empire could be coming to iOS soon

BioWare has a ton of classic RPGs under its belt, with series like Baldur's Gate, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and Mass Effect managing to gain critical and commercial success over the years. Those who had an original Xbox back in the day may remember another BioWare RPG called Jade Empire that never seemed to garner the same kind of attention as its peers, despite the fact that it was an excellent game in its own right. If you missed out on Jade Empire the first time around, you may soon get another chance to play it, as a new report from Touch Arcade says the classic RPG will be coming to iOS soon.

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Pokemon GO IV calculator: three PokeAdvisor alternatives

Pokemon GO IV calculator: three PokeAdvisor alternatives

Niantic has done it again, shutting down another widely used Pokemon GO tool and leaving players scrambling for alternatives. This time, the tool that managed to find its way into Niantic's crosshairs was PokeAdvisor, which players used to track a multitude of things, from the number of Pokeballs they've thrown and their overall catch rate to the total number of Pokemon encounters and even an IV calculator to help trainers gauge the overall power of their Pokemon.

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PokeLoke for Pokemon GO brings nearby notifications and scanning to iOS

PokeLoke for Pokemon GO brings nearby notifications and scanning to iOS

If you've been following Pokemon GO news, you've almost certainly heard about Pokevision and similar apps, along with the controversy Niantic caused when it took some of those tracking apps offline. While the game's tracking feature was broken beyond usefulness, players turned to Pokevision to help them hunt down Pokemon, and called foul when Niantic moved to take the service down. Now a new iOS app called PokeLoke could fill the void Pokevision left behind, only this time around, it's also bringing notifications to the table.

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How to make Pokemon GO even better

How to make Pokemon GO even better

For the moment, Pokemon GO appears to be moving past a lot of the issues it faced closer to launch. Bugs are getting fixed, servers seem to be getting more stable, and the tracking feature that went missing a few weeks back has returned, albeit in a form different from than the one we're used to. Niantic is even getting better at communicating with players, something many Pokemon GO fans have been asking for since the start.

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Iran swings the banhammer at Pokemon GO

Iran swings the banhammer at Pokemon GO

While there are a number of countries eagerly awaiting the arrival of Pokemon GO, it would appear that Iran is not one of them. The country has banned the app due to security concerns, giving Iran the distinction of being the first country to officially ban the popular game. Of course, whether or not such a ban actually stops Iranians from playing Pokemon GO is another thing entirely.

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Pokemon GO rakes in $200 million during first month of availability

Pokemon GO rakes in $200 million during first month of availability

As if we needed any more evidence that Pokemon GO was a wild, record-breaking success, app analytics firm Sensor Tower is saying that Pokemon GO has managed to pull in an estimated $200 million in global revenue during its first month. Of course, we've all been expecting Pokemon GO to raise a ridiculous amount of revenue, but if this $200 million figure holds true, that puts it head and shoulders above other top earners in the mobile space.

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Pokemon GO’s latest bug makes monster catching much more difficult

Pokemon GO’s latest bug makes monster catching much more difficult

Pokemon GO's latest patch did more than just take away the game's tracking feature, as it's also introduced a bug that makes Pokemon more difficult to catch. Niantic confirmed the bug after players noticed that Pokemon were escaping Pokeballs and running away from battles much more frequently, saying that it's working on a fix for the issue.

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New Pokemon GO bug may transform the Pokemon you catch

New Pokemon GO bug may transform the Pokemon you catch

Pokemon GO veterans may not want to stop catching those useless Weedles and Caterpies just yet, as a new bug that apparently changes Pokemon after they've been caught has surfaced. Unlike the three-step bug, which was just infuriating, this one actually has the potential to be awesome, but then again it could also end up disappointing a lot of players who manage to track down an ultra-rare Pokemon only to have it change into something different after the fact.

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Pokemon GO developer Niantic breaks silence, issues statement on recent problems

Pokemon GO developer Niantic breaks silence, issues statement on recent problems

If you haven't heard yet, it's been a turbulent few days for Niantic Labs, developer of the wildly popular Pokemon GO. On top of slowing launches in new regions, Niantic has also remained silent on when it intends to fix the "three step glitch," which has broken the game's tracking feature and left players to wander around aimlessly when a Pokemon they want to catch pops up on their nearby list.

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Pokemon GO’s controversial changes might mean refunds for angry fans

Pokemon GO’s controversial changes might mean refunds for angry fans

If, like a seemingly significant number of players, you're upset with Niantic's latest Pokemon GO antics, you might like to know that other users have been successfully been requesting refunds for their in-app purchases through both Apple and Google. This backlash from fans comes after Niantic issued a patch that removed tracking from the game entirely and allegedly moved to shut down third-party apps like Pokevision, which saw increased use once Pokemon GO's in-game tracking feature broke.

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