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Pokemon GO trailer features the one and only Stephen Fry

Pokemon GO trailer features the one and only Stephen Fry

Today, the folks over at Niantic have presented us with a new trailer for Pokemon GO. This isn't any old trailer, though, as it takes the shape of a nature documentary in the vein of Planet Earth or Blue Planet. Niantic's marketing department even managed to snag a wise-sounding British guy to do the voice over for the trailer.

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Pokemon GO AR+ update gives iPhone Trainers an edge

Pokemon GO AR+ update gives iPhone Trainers an edge

Pokemon GO is adopting Apple's ARKit, with an incoming update to the augmented reality game promising a much better experience on iPhone and iPad. The new Pokemon GO AR+ feature will be exclusive to Apple's devices - since, of course, Apple isn't making ARKit available for other platforms such as Android - and promises more accurate positioning and perspective of Pokemon encountered in the encounter mode. They'll also scale more accurately in size.

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Niantic’s Ingress AR game is being reborn as Ingress Prime

Niantic’s Ingress AR game is being reborn as Ingress Prime

Niantic Labs has really come a long way since it started as Google fledgling in 2012. It has become one of the biggest and sometimes most controversial names in the mobile gaming business thanks to the two-sided fame and infamy of Pokemon GO. But years before that, Niantic had its own baby, is own vision. That child was Ingress, which may have been born far too ahead of its time. But now, the time may be just right and Niantic is taking advantage of that to launch Ingress 2.0: Ingress Prime.

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Pokemon GO car accident surge blamed on distracted drivers

Pokemon GO car accident surge blamed on distracted drivers

Pokemon GO may have got gamers out of the house and exercising, but drivers playing the hit smartphone game are being blamed for a sharp rise in car crashes and injuries. The researchers, at Purdue University, compared car accident records with PokéStops, concluding that there was a higher than average incident rate at the game's virtual locations.

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Pokemon GO Global Catch event needs 3 billion catches in a week

Pokemon GO Global Catch event needs 3 billion catches in a week

Pokemon GO has been credited, half in jest, to have gotten usually sedentary people walking again. And bumping into structures or getting into accidents. Some players, however, have taken the game to heart, sometimes traveling miles or even to other countries to catch ‘em all. Capitalizing on that, Niantic Labs has is making “Pokemon GO Travel” a formal thing. And it is kicking things off with a nearly impossible Global Catch Challenge that will last until November 26.

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Pokemon Go data leak reveals Gen 3 release during Halloween event

Pokemon Go data leak reveals Gen 3 release during Halloween event

As most players are already aware, a special Halloween event is coming to Pokemon Go this year. But it appears the spooky-themed update isn't the only thing players will experience in the weeks to come, as a new datamine has revealed that several generation three Pokemon have been added to the game's files, along with a new loading screen teasing their arrival. For fans wanting to experience all the surprises of the Halloween event, it would be best to look away now, as spoilers follow after this.

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Pokemon Go events delayed in Europe after Fest disaster in Chicago

Pokemon Go events delayed in Europe after Fest disaster in Chicago

Both Pokemon Go players and developer Niantic Labs suffered a huge disappointment last weekend when the real-world Pokemon Go Fest event turned into a disaster. Held in Chicago, the event was designed to be a celebration of the game and its community on its one-year anniversary, but severe technical issues including overloaded servers and cellular network congestion left players unable to login and participate.

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Pokemon Go Fest suffers widespread technical issues, Niantic promises refunds

Pokemon Go Fest suffers widespread technical issues, Niantic promises refunds

Pokemon Go became an immediate worldwide sensation when it was first released last summer, and while its popularity has died down significantly since then, there were still many loyal players looking forward to this weekend's Pokemon Go Fest — a real-world event hosted in Chicago’s Grant Park. The festival was designed to be a celebration for Pokemon fans, allowing players the first chance to hunt for new Legendary Pokemon. Unfortunately, the event has gotten off to a disastrous start, with technical issues resulting in widespread frustration.

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Pokemon GO Raid Update list : New items you’ll need

Pokemon GO Raid Update list : New items you’ll need

News of the Pokemon GO RAID Battle update requirements has reached the public - and the public has some questions! What we've learned over the past few hours is that while most everyone will be able to join in on this Pokemon GO update, not all players will be able to take part in every single RAID Battle. The most high-level of these battles might not even be available to people who only joined the game in the past several months.

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Pokemon GO cheaters are in for a surprise

Pokemon GO cheaters are in for a surprise

Wherever you go and whatever the context, there will always be people who try to game the system. That's especially true if you're a highly popular and addictive game like Pokemon GO. From day one, developer Niantic Labs have been playing a game of cat and mouse with cheaters and hackers, who seem to always be a step ahead. In this round, the Niantic isn't giving players who catch Pokemon using third-party means the boot. Oh, they can still play the game and even use their Pokemon, but they might be in for a nasty surprise.

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Pokemon GO soft ban issues plague Grass Event – try this fix!

Pokemon GO soft ban issues plague Grass Event – try this fix!

Everything runs away in Pokemon GO now that the Grass Event has started, and Pokestops are not working! What's the deal, you might be wondering - did the Grass-type Pokemon stage some sort of digital rebellion to soft ban me into a crying fit? How to I initiate a soft ban fix? There's bad news and there's good news - the bad news is that some players are going to have to go a few hours without playing the game properly. The good news is - there's a fix for those players lucky enough to know how to break a soft ban.

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Pokemon GO to get legendary Pokemon by end of the year

Pokemon GO to get legendary Pokemon by end of the year

One of the biggest problems that plagued the Pokemon GO AR game after its initial hype was the lack of variety of monsters, despite the original game itself having hundreds. That was somewhat rectified when developers Niantic Labs unleashed the Generation 2 monsters last month as a Valentine’s gift to players, but there were still some missing, even from Gen 1. Those are the one-of-a-kind legendary Pokemon and, according to Niantic CEO John Hanke, those could come before 2017 ends.

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