Tag: niantic

‘Pokemon Go’ Ultra Bonus Event brings region-exclusive Pokemon to everyone

After a busy summer which saw the debut of trading and the addition of Alolan variants, Pokemon Go hasn’t been making headlines quite as frequently in recent weeks. Everyone is anxiously awaiting the introduction of Generation 4, but in the meantime, Niantic has announced a new event starting this week which will make it possible […]

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‘Pokemon Go’ now blocking all Android devices with files related to rooting

Shortly after Pokemon Go launched in the summer of 2016, Niantic updated the app to block all Android phones that had been rooted. This didn’t come as much of a surprise, considering roots can lead to cheating (especially in online games), but this past weekend, Niantic took its war on rooted phones one step further. […]

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Niantic bringing PvP to ‘Pokémon GO’ by year’s end

In a recent Gram Magazine interview with the European head of product marketing for Niantic, Anne Beuttenmüller revealed that Pokémon GO is finally going to get a player-versus-player mechanic, and we should expect to see this new content before the year is out. Few details were provided, so it’s anyone’s guess as to how it will […]

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“Lucky” Pokemon GO might bring you back to the game

The next update to Pokemon GO was revealed to contain a new feature which favors those players who’ve played the longest. It probably wasn’t meant to help with player retention – or to bring back elder players that’ve left the game long ago – but that might be just what happens when said update goes […]

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Niantic acquires ‘Blade Runner: Revelations’ and ‘Marvel Strikeforce’ developer Seismic Games

“Pokémon Go” developer Niantic Labs has sure been keeping itself busy. The company has announced that it’s acquired Seismic Games, developer of “Blade Runner: Revelations” and “Marvel Strikeforce.” The studio employs veterans of some big names in gaming like EA and Activision. Niantic trades on augmented reality offerings. Seismic isn’t known for AR games, although […]

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Niantic’s Ingress is getting an anime series on Netflix

Niantic is widely known for creating Pokemon Go, but the developer first made its name with Ingress, the augmented reality mobile game that served as much of the foundation for hit Pokemon title. Late last year the studio announced it was working on Ingress Prime, which will serve as both a sequel and revamp of […]

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‘Ingress: The Animation’ anime series coming to Netflix in October

Before it became world-famous for Pokemon Go, Niantic’s only mobile game was Ingress. It was released in 2012, and the primary goal is to take control of portals located next to landmarks in the real world. Even though Ingress never achieved the massive level of popularity that Pokemon Go hit at its peak, the game […]

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