Pokemon Go has now been out for a whole month. Here’s a look at the app’s news from the weekend:
- The Guardian reports that a man was shot dead while playing Pokemon Go Saturday night at a popular tourist hotspot (Fisherman’s Wharf) in San Francisco. It’s not clear what motivated the attack, but a family friend confirmed the victim and a friend were indeed playing the game when the assailant approached and shot him in the back.
- Twitch is helping Niantic in its fight against cheaters; the streaming platform wrote last night that “as of August 8th, anyone sharing content that features or promotes cheating in Pokémon GO will receive a strike on their account.”
- And make no mistake, cheating is still a big problem for the game. VG247 reported on the ongoing efforts of cheaters to circumvent Niantic’s safeguards, which have brought down truly benign non-cheat apps like PokeAdvisor.
- Iran has banned Pokemon Go over “security” issues, according to the BBC. It is the first country to do so outright.
- Finally, the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is using Pokemon Go to help its patients:
With thanks to Nordavind for some of these tips.