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What’s next for Pokémon Go? Niantic on its blockbuster year

To say that Niantic’s first year as an independent company was special would be massively underselling it. In October 2015, the firm spun itself out from tech giant Google, where it had been run as one of the company’s start-ups. The following July, Niantic released Pokmon Go. The title brought …

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Niantic: ‘It’s important to design games specifically for mobile’

The chief marketing officer of Pokmon Go firm Niantic, Mike Quigley, has said it’s important for titles on mobile to be made precisely for the platform. In the past, companies such as Rockstar and Square Enix have brought ‘traditional’ console and PC experiences such as Grand Theft Auto III and …

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Pokemon Go sends Super Mario Run expectations sky high

The unimaginable success of Pokemon Go seems like an almost impossible target to aim for, but that’s exactly what Nintendo is doing with the release of Super Mario Run in December. In terms of expectations, we all saw what happened when we delivered Pokemon Go. And honestly I was quite …

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Nintendo cuts profit forecasts after $50m loss last quarter

Nintendo has cut its profit forecasts for the financial year after its second quarter earnings release showed that the company lost around $50 million over the last few months. The release showed that Nintendo’s revenue for the quarter was around $1.32 billion, which was down 33% compared to the same …

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Pokémon Go’s Halloween event will give you more Drowzees

Pokmon Go is getting its first seasonal event, in the form of the Halloween update that will increase the spawn rates of spooky critters. Starting on October 26th spawn rates for spooky Pokmon will increase. These Pokmon include the likes of Gastly, Gengar, Haunter, Zubat, Golbat, Drowzee and Hypno. While …

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Pokémon Go and No Man’s Sky boost digital revenue to $6.1 billion in August

With two massive digital releases dominating August’s charts it is no surprise that this was a big month for digital spending. According to SuperData Research sales of digital games and microtransactions hit a total of $6.1 billion in August, which is an increase of 11 percent compared to August 2015. …

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