I don’t mean to alarm anyone, but there is a chance that capturing Pokemon could be the end of civilization as we know it. It could likely bring the apocalypse and wipe out every living creature on the planet. If my calculations are correct — and they tend to be — and if you are still playing Pokemon Go, then you are walking with a literal bomb in your pocket. Niantic recently gave us some more specific information about its new Harry Potter mobile game, but that got me overthinking about Niantic’s flagship game POGO. How do these monsters end up inside your phone and in your pocket in the first place? Clearly, we are looking at some very dangerous physics here, no matter how you slice it. In fact, it could very well be explosive on a global scale. To understand the basics of either of these hypotheses, you first have to understand the law of conservation of mass. The dictionary defines the law of conservation of mass this way: “The total mass of any … [Read more...] about Reverse Engineering: The super scientific dangers of capturing Pokemon with your phone
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Pokemon Mega is an unofficial Pokemon RPG adventure game that is inspired by the classic series from Nintendo’s legendary franchise. The gamplay includes familiar systems from the originals, but adds plenty of good ideas like open world PvP, a gear system and more to make it different from the paid games. So is Pokemon Mega worth playing? Read on! It’s Surprising Under Nintendo’s Radar Pokemon Mega is an unofficial Pokemon browser MMO, which simply means the game and its assets are not licensed by Nintendo and that’s rather interesting, since the company is pretty strict about knockoffs and imitations when it comes to their games. For Pokemon Mega though, the lack of any legal action hasn’t stopped them from putting out this adventure game, which in parts are decent while in others are cringeworthy. The game can be played on your browser for free, and character creation simply involves picking a gender and a name, which … [Read more...] about Pokemon Mega 2018 Review: Unofficial Pokemon RPG Adventure Game
Today is Pokemon Go’s second-year anniversary. Last year’s report card had to grapple with things like the game’s rapid rise and fall as a fad, its severe lack of promised content even with its first major update, crimes associated with the game, and being somewhat anti-social – and that was before the disaster known as Pokemon Go fest 2017. It was probably the worst way to start off a new year for your game, and it’s probably no surprise that our coverage of the game waned after the fallout. But something happened. Whether it was because series Director/Producer Junichi Masuda was there to witness the horror or because some internal change in Niantic’s process changed, we’ll probably never know. But change came. Generation 3 became Pokemon Go’s One Tamriel. Suggestions I’d made previously happened and are still happening. The numbers are showing that the improvements are paying off, as the … [Read more...] about Pokemon Go’s second anniversary report card sees high marks for content and innovation
Say what you will about following tradition, but when I first heard more Pokemon would be added to Pokemon GO, the first thing I thought was, “Please, please don’t add new ‘mon based on generations!” Maybe you have fond memories of evolving the Magmar my generation loved into the abominations it became, or maybe you thought the elemental monkeys weren’t lame. That’s fine. We were all dumb kids who loved weird things. I won’t judge you (too harshly, anyway). But honestly, from a development perspective, and keeping in mind the Pokemon Company’s theme of adding something new that targets first generation fans, I feel like Niantic missed some big opportunities by focusing on the old Generation 2 Pokemon when the new Pokemon Sun and Moon games are so ripe for potential expansion content. New, old Pokemon First, let’s be clear: Pokemon GO isn’t dying. Niantic’s still got a money maker on … [Read more...] about How Pokemon Go should integrate Pokemon Sun/Moon
I’ve been a bit frustrated with Niantic lately. I love some of its ideas, but I watched someone else play Ingress prior to Pokemon GO’s release, and I noticed very similar problems between the two games after release — problems that the company should have noticed and corrected in its followup. Recently I decided to try out the former. Both are totally unintuitive. You have to search the UI for the tutorials, though Ingress’ can be accessed only near objectives. You’re asked to join a faction sooner there than in PoGO and with no context beyond 2-3 sentences. The game throws jargon with little to no context at you throughout the tutorial, making it difficult to follow. I walked around, clicking things and used items that I don’t fully understand, not because I’m too lazy to read but because I wanted to understand a game without consulting google. I saw portals get taken without anyone around me as I stood … [Read more...] about The Soapbox: Why is Pokemon GO still a tech demo?