If you are one of those people who loved playing Pokémon as a kid, chances are that your brain is wired in a certain way that enables you to respond more intuitively to cartoon characters than other pictures. As per the latest investigation performed by researchers at Stanford reveals that people who played Pokémon in their childhood exhibit preferential activation to Pokémon characters. The game may have affected the human brain after all.
Scientists found out that a certain area of the brain behind the ears responded more in case of avid Pokémon fans than those who did not play the game at all. It is already known that humans have specific areas of the brain dedicated to [...]
The Walking Dead is a widely popular TV series, created by AMC network, which is currently in its 8th season. If you are a ‘The Walking Dead’ fan and have a thing for AR based games, then, here is a good news. The show makers are getting ready to launch The Walking Dead: Our World game for Android and iOS. Pokemon Go was one of the first few AR-based games that became hugely popular, and continue to be. Companies are Apple and Google have invested a lot of resources to develop and deploy AR based features to smartphones.
Next Games CEO Teemu Huuhtanen said:
With Google Maps, we can count on providing the most up-to-date location data, meaning that when new [...]
The Pokémon Go Fest, which marked the game’s first anniversary turned out to be an absolute disaster. The fest was supposed to be a huge celebration. Players were promised rare Pokémons, rewards, training tips but were served with nothing but disappointment.
The event seemed to be a magnet for screw-ups. The attendees waited for hours to play, only to be told that the games are not working. The game servers quit working (due to the congested network) and the company had no backup plan. Maybe Niantic wasn’t prepared for neither the server load nor the network congestion.
The fest fiasco obviously didn’t go down well with the event attendees. Few of the [...]
’90s kids rejoice. If you thought you had grown out of the Pokémon craze then think again. Nintendo has announced Pokémon GO, an augmented reality app for Android and iOS users that allows users to become Pokémon trainers in the real world where they can hunt for and battle Pokémon.
The app will use real-time location information that will encourage players to explore their neighbourhood, communities, find friends and rivals to play, trade, duel, and discover Pokémons together.
Let’s be honest, as kids we’ve always wanted a Pokémon game that was more than what the Game Boy offered (though they were pretty cool as well). Now, as slightly older kids we can [...]