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Examining the potential for exercise and exploration in Pokemon GO

Just in time for your New Year's resolution, we reported on how Pokemon Go was featured in a peer-reviewed study on getting people to move...

How Pokemon Go should integrate Pokemon Sun/Moon

Say what you will about following tradition, but when I first heard more Pokemon would be added to Pokemon GO, the first thing I...
Oh, yeah, all is well, totally.

For Science: A third of our polled social media users quit Pokemon Go over trackers

Pokemon Go has received some large updates recently: the buddy system, medals, some big gym changes (twice), and now...
WHERE'S YOUR GOD NOW?!

Is Hearthstone coming to the Nintendo Switch?

If you missed all the buzz about it yesterday, the Nintendo Switch is Nintendo's next console that's either an interesting new take on a...

The Nintendo Switch would like to be your new BFF

Nintendo has just released a first-look trailer for the Nintendo Switch, a new handheld gaming device for people so obsessed with gaming that they need a...
Bah, it was just a bird.

Pokemon Go stream turns into ‘mugged in Central Park’ stream

Twitch streamer Rickeybot wasn't bothering anyone; he was just streaming a session of Pokémon Go in Central Park at night. Long-time stream audiences...
Persists.

Pokemon Go has dropped 79% of its players, but it’s still making money

The number of people playing Pokémon Go has declined by 79% since its peak, according to market analysis firm Slice Intelligence. That's a...

Comparing American and Japanese Pokemon Go culture

My previous article on the culture of Japan's Pokemon Go scene was written before I'd experienced much of the American one to keep...
And now you're

Exploring Japan’s Pokemon Go culture

As some readers may know, I've spent the last few years in Japan trying to tackle the local gaming scene, online and off. While...

Pokemon Go: Michigan couple sues over game’s impact on private property

Pokemon Go is the subject of yet another lawsuit: A Michigan couple is suing Niantic, Nintendo, and the Pokemon Company in federal...
Avec les hommes et le Pokey.

Five IPs that could tackle ARG gameplay features Pokemon Go lacks

Following the news that Niantic is not in fact working on a Harry Potter AR game, I realized that even as someone who enjoyed...
Avec les hommes et le Pokey.

Pokemon Go: Land mines, crashing into cop cars, language, and fads

Another day, another round of wild Pokemon Go stories from across the globe. Let's kick it off with this story from the Guardian:
Bah, it was just a bird.

Pokemon Go players look for better disability options and snag a companion app

Have you ever suffered from depression? Not just being sad, but full-blown clinical depression? It's pretty horrible, and it prevents you from doing much...
Avec les hommes et le Pokey.

Pokemon Go gets cloned, sponsored, and harmonized

If you're in China, you might not be able to play Pokémon Go right at the moment. You can, however, play City...

Pokemon Go designers discuss inspiration and development plans; trading is coming soon

How do you go from making Ingress to making Pokémon Go? We're using the hypothetical "you" here, if it weren't clear; you...
GET OUT OF HERE, LIZARD.

Pokemon Go quickly hits the top of the mobile charts

If you're one of the few people left who have missed out on Pokémon Go thus far, you've missed out on the...
Pokemon gone?

The Daily Grind: How would you design a Pokemon MMORPG?

It's been a good week for the alternate reality game genre: Aside from Ingress, most of the ARGs on mobile are teeny-tiny, and even writing about...
Avec les hommes et le Pokey.

Pokemon Go is live in the United States

Have you previously tried to get into games using your phone's "augmented reality" features, but found yourself lacking an emotional connection to things that...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO dev brains we’d like to pick

This week's Overthinking question comes to us from longtime Patron Roger. "If you guys could magically open a connection to any dev team, which...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Cognitive performance and your brain on games

So far in our exploration of the topics in Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt's book The Video Game Debate: Unravelling the Physical, Social, and Psychological Effects of...

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