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[Update: Live] Niantic considers adding options to explore and raid from home in Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO began its journey in July 2016, building upon Niantic's Ingress and the infrastructure the game put in place. Much like Ingress, Pokémon GO focused on exploring real-world locations to play the game. The initial response to the game was historic, as it fundamentally changed how geolocation-based games, as well as AR-based genres, are...

Discord alpha hints at upcoming Pokémon GO collaboration, and surfacing COVID-19 channel

Discord began its journey in 2015 as a chat service that primarily focused on gamers, providing VoIP services to supplement real-time strategies in MOBAs. Over the years, the service has solidified its place as a chat platform, and it has also emerged as a good alternative to IRC. Discord as an app and service allows...

Pokémon GO’s aggressive root checking now looks for the existence of a TWRP and Titanium Backup folder

Pokémon GO was launched in 2016, and thanks to its blockbuster launch, it immensely contributed to the popularity of AR as a genre. We're sure you're already familiar with it, but for starters, it is pretty much a game where you can become a Pokémon Trainer yourself, go out into the real world and find...

Pokémon GO’s “Buddy Adventure” AR multiplayer mode is available now

Pokémon GO isn't the darling child of mobile gaming like it was back in the summer of 2016, but it's still one of the most-played titles out there. That continued popularity is thanks in large part Niantic's continued support and the slow rollout of new features and events. The newest feature to grace trainers' handsets...

Pokémon GO will finally open up Pokéstop submissions to level 40 players worldwide next week

Thanks to its augmented reality gameplay, Pokémon GO reached heights of popularity no other Android game had seen before. While its popularity has dropped significantly over the years since its release, the game still has quite a large user base. The main aim of the game is to capture as many Pokémon as you can,...

[Update 2: Niantic will revert bans] Pokemon GO is reportedly banning users on Redmi 5 and other Xiaomi phones after latest MIUI update

Pokemon GO is one of the most popular games because of its augmented reality gameplay and its popularity seems to have outlasted any other game on Android. While its userbase has dropped from 60 million last June to nearly 11 million as of July 2019 in the US alone, the game is still fairly enjoyed...

Pokemon GO is finally getting player-vs-player battling

There have been augmented reality games released on Android in the past. From the same company who released Pokemon GO too, in fact, but it wasn't until Pokemon GO went live that people really began to see how such a game could impact society. Upon release, Pokemon GO changed the industry with millions of people upgrading to a...

Niantic is opening up the AR platform behind Pokémon GO & Ingress to third-party developers

Whether you love it or hate it, you have to agree that Alphabet's Niantic Inc. (formerly known as Niantic Labs under Google) managed to hit gold with its ideas of exploration and real-world social interaction using our mobile smartphones to deliver Augmented Reality experiences. These AR experiences gave the average Joe another reason to go...

Magisk 16.3 fixes issues with Pokémon GO; topjohnwu discusses “uncertified devices” controversy

If you've rooted a device in the last year or so, you've probably heard of Magisk—the systemless root solution. Magisk has quickly risen in popularity as one of the preferred solutions to rooting modern Android devices, mainly because it offers the ability to have root access while still passing SafetyNet so you can use apps...

Pokémon Go Gets Dynamic Real-World Weather and 50 New Pokémon

When Pokémon Go took the world by storm in Summer of 2016, it seemed like everyone and their mother couldn't get enough. The hype surrounding it has cooled a little since, but Niantic, the development studio behind the mobile blockbuster, is looking to heat things up again with a major update. This week, it announced the...

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is Niantic’s Next AR Game After Pokémon Go

After the Summer wonder that Pokémon GO was in 2016, Niantic, in tandem with Warner Bros, is coming back to release another would-be hit with its next augmented reality mobile game -- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Just like Pokémon GO, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be a game based within the real world, and will almost certainly...

How to Stop Pokemon Go (or other apps) From Stealing Audio Focus

Despite dwindling in popularity, Pokemon Go still has a ton of fans playing the game every day. Although most of the game's issues have been related to cheating, there are other, more minor ones that annoy existing users. One such issue is related to audio focus in Android. Users who like to listen to music or...