Pokemon Go comes to 26 additional countries amid server woes

Heard enough news about Pokemon Go over the last week? If you live in America, there's a good chance the answer to that is 'yes.' But if you're in Europe, the mega popular mobile game just began rolling out, starting with countries like Germany, Spain, the UK, and Italy. Fortunately there's more good news this weekend for eager players in the region: Pokemon Go is now available in an additional 26 European countries.

iOS and Android users can now download the app for free from their respective app stores in the following locations: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Switzerland.

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While Pokemon Go developer Niantic said earlier this week while that it plans to make the game available in over 200 countries, it's still struggling with server issues due to the overwhelming demand from players. The company, unfortunately, still can't offer a definitive timeline for when a global rollout will be complete, nor release dates for specific countries.

Speaking of server overload, just as Saturday's rollout to the new locations took place, players around the globe began experiencing problems logging in and getting stuck at the app's initial loading screen. It seems a group of internet troublemakers calling themselves "PoodleCorp" claimed responsibility for the downtime, saying they performed a wide-spread DDoS attack.

Pokemon Go has been experiencing periodic server issues since the game first launched over a week ago, though, so there's really no proof that a DDoS attack was responsible this time, other than the hackers' claim. Fortunately, at the time of this writing, most players can sign in, so the Poke-hunt continues on!

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