Nintendo’s share price slips as it reveals ‘Pokémon Go’ was actually developed by Niantic

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Nintendo has been riding the swell of success since the release of Pokémon Gowith its market value almost doubling, having reached a $42 billion valuation just two weeks after the game launched on July 6. But, while Nintendo’s name is the brand most readily associated with Pokémon Go, it didn’t develop the game itself. Instead, the game was actually developed by Niantic, the same company behind the Ingress game that used to be part of Google. This realization, along with Nintendo’s announcement that the Pokémon Go app would have limited impact on its profits, has seen its share price tumble. Read more

Nintendo is considering accessories for phones and tablets

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When you’re a struggling company, you start thinking of almost anything to survive. Nintendo, once the leader in gaming worldwide, is expanding its sights to become the profitable beast it once was. That’s why the company finally decided in 2015 developing mobile games is in its future. But it’s not appearing that Nintendo will stop at mobile games. Now we’re seeing there’s an interest to develop accessories for mobile devices.

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‘Pokémon GO’ beta testers needed in the U.S.

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At Google I/O 2016 this week we expect to hear a lot about virtual reality and how Google plans to continue their move into the space. One of the unique aspects that Google has been trying to highlight is a combination of virtual reality with augmented reality. So it is appropriate that the Pokémon GO development team announced this week that they seek beta testers in the U.S. to test a gaming title that will be heavy on the augmented reality portion of the spectrum. Read more

‘Minecraft’ for the Gear VR is ready for you

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At GDC 2016, Oculus and Mojang announced that a special version of Minecraft was being developed for Samsung’s Gear VR. It would give one of the world’s most popular titles in history an immersive experience simply by adding a virtual reality headset. Mojang went live with the title for Samsung’s virtual reality headset earlier today, meaning owners of the Gear VR can start playing Minecraft.

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