The Chicago Pokemon Go Fest was sold out in less than a minute

    
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Following the huge reveal of Pokemon Go’s summer content plans — detailed in yesterday’s massive overview and interview by MOP’s Andrew Ross — Niantic followed through on its plan to shutdown all gyms for renovation. Yes, we’re still talking about virtual space here. The gyms will play host to the game’s new gym battle system, which basically brings PvP into the MMOARG and can culminate in epic raid boss fights.

Meanwhile, if you weren’t one of the lucky few who snapped up Pokemon Go Fest tickets for the event in Chicago within the first few seconds of the sale going live, well, there’s always Ebay. As I type this, scalpers are selling tickets on the auction platform for over $300 apiece (they’re selling, too; one is going for $340 at the moment). Maybe a better system for vending tickets might be in order for the next event, yeah?

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zoward

… and this is why I no longer attend PAX …

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Melissa McDonald

And this, children, is why Nintendo doesn’t care about making an uber-powerful console.

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I’m disappointed with some of the rumors, as I was told this would be a social event. Hopefully the tweet hinting that the rest of us non-attendees will get to enjoy some of the tangible bonuses is true though!