Posts Tagged ‘pokemongo’

Pokemon Go malware app was downloaded by half a million people

September 16th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

In excess of half a million people have downloaded a Pokemon Go guide for Android that installed malware that could allow access to the phone. Now that Niantic’s smash hit augmented reality mobile game is available worldwide, those seeking to do harm have turned to guide apps in order to lure unsuspecting Pokemon trainers into […]

Pokemon Go-playing driver kills woman in Japan

August 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

A driver playing Pokemon Go behind the wheel has hit and killed a woman in Japan, say police. The 39-year-old man hit two pedestrians in Tokushima city late on Tuesday. The other woman was seriously injured. The driver, who has been taken into custody, told police he was not watching the road carefully. Police, speaking […]

This cybersecurity company kills Pokemon

August 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Citing a concern that Pokemon Go players are wandering into private land and near electrical equipment, power utility companies in Florida have hired cyber-security company LookingGlass to pull Pokemon off the map. “We’re now in the business of killing Pokemon,” LookingGlass CEO Chris Coleman told CNNMoney on Thursday. He said eight companies have asked LookingGlass to alter the […]

Pokemon Go makers face trespassing lawsuit

August 3rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

A lawsuit has been filed against the makers of Pokemon Go over players trespassing on private property. A man in the US said strangers started lingering outside of his home with at least five people knocking on his door. The first suit against game makers Niantic, Nintendo, and The Pokemon Company seeks class action status […]

Pokemon Go: Player claims to have caught all UK characters

July 28th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Could this mark the beginning of the end for Pokemon Go? A man has claimed to have become the first to catch all the characters available in the UK. Sam Clark posted an online video showing he had caught 143 virtual characters when playing the game around Southampton and Gosport. The 33-year-old said he has […]

Pokemon Go finally launches in Japan

July 22nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Nintendo’s Pokemon Go has finally launched in Japan, the birthplace of the little virtual monsters. Amid a flurry of social media excitement, Niantic Labs, the software company behind the game, announced it was “finally broadcasting” in Japan. First released in the US, Australia and New Zealand on 6 July and now available in more than […]

Pokémon Go: eight advanced tips to prepare you for gyms

July 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Two weeks in, Pokémon Go fever continues, but as new players join it’s getting difficult to compete in gyms. Here’s some advanced tips to help you get the best out of what you’ve got. 1. Level Up FacebookTwitter The level of the Pokémon encountered is directly related to the level of your trainer. Photograph: Samuel […]

Florida teens, mistaken for thieves, shot at playing Pokemon Go

July 18th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Two teenagers playing Pokemon Go late at night in their car in Florida were shot at by a householder who mistook them for burglars, police say. The man said he shot at their car after they refused to stop when he challenged them on Saturday. They were not hurt. He said that earlier he had […]

Pokemon Go: Sex offender caught playing game with child

July 15th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

A registered child sex offender has been arrested after being caught playing Pokemon Go with a minor near a courthouse in the US state of Indiana. Randy Zuick was put on the sex offenders list in April after pleading guilty to molesting a child. The terms of his probation specify that he avoid contact with […]

Pokemon Go unleashed in the UK

July 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Pokemon Go, a mobile game that has become a global phenomenon, has been released in the UK. It was already available in the US, Australia and Germany but some UK gamers found ways around the country restriction to get early access. The app lets players roam a map using their phone’s GPS location data and […]

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