Nintendo has been riding the swell of success since the release of Pokémon Go, with 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
Gaming peripherals company Razer has been working on its very own chat app for Pokémon Go, according to a report from The Verge. This instant messenger will be called RazerGo, and it’s set to launch very soon.
Niantic and Nintendo took to social media to announce that they’re taking Pokémon Go‘s raging success to an additional 26 countries.
It seems that everyone, with the possible exception of our editor and Windows 10 Mobile users, are having a ball playing Nintendo’s Pokémon Go game. Besides phones and tablets, we may soon see Pokémon Go gain support for Google’s Cardboard, as alluded to in the game’s settings. Read more
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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If you frequently play games on your PC or Android devices, you might be interested in a discount to OnePlay’s subscription service. It offers unlimited access to over 2,000 games for both platforms with new games added on a weekly basis, offering a ton of content for a relatively low price. Read more
NVIDIA dropped a bomb at E3 2016 about the SHIELD Android TV set-top box, and we’re hoping it keeps up the trend of console-quality games coming to the device. Soon you’ll be able to play Gearbox’s massive Borderlands 2, right on your NVIDIA SHIELD, just like you can with a handful of other titles that have already been released on the platform. Read more
While Xbox fans wait to see if Microsoft will announce the rumored Xbox One S at E3 2016 later today, the software giant has rebranded the Xbox One SmartGlass app to just “Xbox” for both Android and iOS platforms. The revamped app comes with a new design and added features, join us after the break for the changelog. Read more
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
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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