While the recently released, and now viral, augmented-reality smartphone game, Pokemon Go, continues to spread like wildfire - exceeding both Snapchat and Twitter in terms of daily active users - it raises a couple serious security questions about which its users may wish to learn.
The company hopes that it can attract curious customers and first-day buyers with the offer. Xbox Division lead Phil Spencer says that the company also hopes to reach developers bent on creating new games as early as now to be fully aware of what they can work with on Project Scorpio.
We created this map of local landmarks that are also gyms. While completing the Pokedex would be considered an impressive accomplishment by nerds around the world, there are an infinite number of individual Pokémon you could catch, all within the 150 types included in the game , so it can go on forever.
People who played Ingress will recognize PokeStops and gyms, many being monuments, signs, businesses or other real world spots that served as "portals" that could be captured in the earlier Niantic game. Actually no, it's still really weird . If you find one a character- you can set up a beacon to let other players know they're there. Pokemon Go designers may have had a positive intention of getting its players to go outside and play.
As for the battery drain issue, Niantic says it may affect some devices while playing Pokémon Go for "prolonged periods of time". Nintendo, which was involved in the production of the game along with developer Niantic Labs, has enjoyed a share price increase of 36 percent and it is estimated that the game will bring in $7.5 billion for the company.
There is a fake version of the game that is nearly impossible to distinguish from the actual game when you start it up. The initial report from a tech blogger about the risk said this included the ability to read and send emails as well as access other information stored on Google apps .