A New Pokemon Game Promises Great Things For Social Gaming Via Smartphone

Most of us can remember the hype of Pokemon Go when it was a big thing on smartphones. Now, there is a new game that is starting to get people talking once again. It is a game also made for smartphones and it is also a Pokemon game. This one according to reporting from TechCrunch.com is currently in beta testing in Japan but signs are promising that it will spread to the rest of the world soon.

 

The game is not going to be a follow-up to the Pokemon Go game. Rather, this one is more about battling the various monsters against one another in a variety of levels to be enjoyed. It is in beta testing on Android devices in Japan where the first 15 levels have been made available to those beta testers. That is 15 levels out of a reported 52 levels that will be available in the full version.

 

The first 10,000 people to download the app got to try out the beta version and so there are 10,000 people out there right now who know a little about what this game will be like and if it is any fun or not.

 

Beta testing was scheduled to end on June 9th, so assuming that this went well it will only be a matter of weeks before the full game is available to people in Japan. From there it may take just a little more time to get the entire game available to everyone in the world via their smartphones. It is entirely possible that in just a very short period of time we will all be talking about this new Pokemon game and how great it is.

 

It will be hard to overtake the popularity of the Pokemon Go game, but there are some signs that this game will be popular with the same crowd who liked that earlier game. It is after all still a Pokemon game, and those seem to be popular almost no matter what.

 


Visitors to Chernobyl Can Now Play Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go, the immensely popular mobile installment of the widely-beloved Pokémon franchise, has conquered the world. Unlike previous Pokémon games, Pokémon Go utilizes the natural networking capabilities offered by mobile devices to enable players to interact with Pokémon in real geographical locations.

 

As a result, the Pokémon experience is now more immersive and realistic than ever. You can catch, train, and collect the eponymous fantasy creatures in every country around the globe. Whether you’re in a restaurant, department store, or public park, you can expect to see at least one person whipping out their phone to periodically check for unique and rare Pokémon.

 

Pokémon Go fever is now spreading to even the most remote locations on the planet. Visitors to the Chernobyl exclusion zone report that the area is positively packed with gyms and Pokéstops, the two types of digital landmark that are most integral to the mobile application’s game play. The 1986 site of a catastrophic nuclear disaster, the 10 kilometer radius surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear plant is now one of the most starkly unpopulated human-developed areas in the world, which is what makes its status as a Pokémon haven so unexpected and slightly eerie.

 

Anyone who wants to experience this phenomenon for themselves can do so by participating in one of the many Chernobyl tours and visitor experiences that have popped up in the last couple of years. Thankfully, Pokémon do not spawn in the still hazardous center of the exclusion zone, so safety won’t be an issue.

 


Should You Quit Pokémon Go?

Pokémon Go has been one of the most popular social games for the last few months, but if you’ve been playing it, is it actually time to quit? Many people play social games just for fun or sometimes to stay connected to friends and family, and it’s usually not a problem for productivity either. Pokémon Go can be super fun to do with your kids or even to stay connected to someone across the world.

 

But there are also quite a number of problems and issues with Pokémon Go, and if you’ve been considering quitting this popular game, you’re not alone. Let’s check out why you might want to rethink these games.

 

It’s one huge glitch a lot of the time.

 

First, can you say glitchy? It freezes or crashes half the time that you’re playing it, and it’s hard to get anything done with this happens.

 

It’s getting old.

 

Next, it’s sort of annoying to be playing this game when so many people have dropped out already. Who wants to play a social game by themselves?

 

It’s not something that you can use to kill some spare time.

 

This is a game that certainly takes dedication. You can’t just go around playing Pokémon Go for five minutes here or ten minutes there. You need to be actively searching those little dudes, and this takes at least thirty minutes of free time.

 

It’s hard to do outside when it’s cold,

 

Finally, this is a game to play in the part, on a trail or when walking down a shopping district street. It’s not really an easy game to play when you’re bundled up and waddling through the snow.

 


News Alert–Is Pokemon Go’s Death Imminent?

According to a Huffington Post news article penned by Steven Schkolne, the demise of Pokemon GO may be imminent. Should this event become a reality, cause of death is predicted to be attributed to ARG gaming usage of a real-world platform versus holding a console and pushing buttons to play a game.

 

During the week following Pokemon’s initial release on July 6, 2016, an estimated 10 million app downloads occurred. Statistics reveal that not only did this beat the record for overall app downloading, but Pokemon holds the record for reaching #1 on Apps Chart sooner than any other app.

 

Unfortunately, by August 2016, Pokemon’s daily users had dwindled from 45 million in July to 30 million. According to Sensor Tower, Twitter, Facebook and SnapChat began to breath a sigh of relief since their statistics indicated not as many of their members were allowing social media time to be interrupted or influenced by gaming apps.

 

Although not overly worried, September 2016 saw Pokemon developer Niantic concentrating on the release date of new app versions for Android and iOS users along with the September 16, 2016 release of Pokemon GO +.

 

Pokemon’s biggest negative issue could be titled ‘Effort vs. Inertia.’ It is impossible to simultaneously be a couch potato and play Pokemon.

 

While Pokemon was anticipated to foster socializing in the real world versus cyberspace, no dress code is required when using X-box or PlayStation. The question yet to be answered is–Is PokemonGo a goner?