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This is what Pokemon Go will look like on your smartphone

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This is what Pokemon Go will look like on your smartphone
Pokemon Go is a game for the kids who grew up playing the Pokemon RPG only to be chastised by their parents for playing. "Don't you know those monsters aren't real?," they might have said. But with Pokemon Go and Augmented Reality, Pokemon is real. After all, those pocket monsters do appear on your smartphone's screen. We first told you about this last September when the game was first introduced.

Pokemon Go is produced by Nintendo and Niantic Labs, and would be Pokemon masters use their Android or iOS smartphone to find where the creatures are hiding out among their surroundings. Players can also purchase a wearable in the shape of a Pokeball (what else?) which flashes and vibrates when there is a Pokemon around them.

If you ever blew out the candles on your birthday cake after wishing that Pokemon were real, guess what. Your wish has come true.You will be able to catch, trade and battle Pokemon. There is no word on when tand where the game will be available.

At SXSW, Niantic CEO John Hanke led a panel which used a big screen to show off images of Pokemon Go on a smartphone. Someone managed to take a video of the game in action, and posted it on YouTube. You can check it out by clicking on the video below. 



source: EricF via Engadget

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posted on 21 Mar 2016, 23:00

1. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 1929; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Awesome, I need more.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 23:02

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 973; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Wake me up when they start to release some gen7 Pokemon sneak peak, not interest to this

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 23:08 5

3. vincelongman (Posts: 3951; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


The IAPs will be like
$0.99 = poker ball
$4.99 = great ball
$9.99 = ultra ball
$99.99 = master ball

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 00:10

6. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 1929; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Nah DS games don't cost that much and you don't have to spend real money to get pokeballs. I'd much rather pay $20-30 for the game, than have pay to win microtransactions.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 00:40 1

7. Rydsmith (Posts: 486; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Because this is obviously coming out for the DS -_-.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 01:04

8. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 1929; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I was just using the DS as a comparison. and why change it up so much from ds games, final fantasy for Android and iOS isn't pay to win so neither should pokemon.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 01:45 1

9. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


Everyone wants to rip-off now. That's why I dislike games with in-app purchase.

A game which you could pay no more than 30 bucks to download, you end up paying hundreds and even thousands of bucks on upgrading and unlocking stuffs.

Total rip-off!

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 02:05

11. vincelongman (Posts: 3951; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Agreed, especially EA's mobile games
I remember FIFA 13, Madden 12, Fight Night Champion, EA MMA being my favorite games back on my iPod Touch 4

But now those games are allo freemium
FIFA is still pretty good
But Madden and UFC have been dumbed down and simplified in terms of gameplay

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 02:21

12. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 1929; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Agreed 100%

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 01:57

10. vincelongman (Posts: 3951; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Same, I hate freemuim games

But this game is being developed by the makers of Ingress, not Nintendo

IMO its highly likely that its freemuim

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 23:13

4. kent-gaga (Posts: 474; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


I hope they can get to Sony's level of AR in term of accuracy
the pokemon still moves around too much

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 23:21

5. ibend (Posts: 3126; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


akward AR movement.. at least it doesnt require marker, beacon, or 3D mapping..
maybe they can make proper AR on 2020

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 04:03 2

13. Ahovking (Posts: 616; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


Looks disappointing.. i hope you can battle and train up your pokemon but if its just a "walk around and throwing unlimited pokeballs catching every pokemon just ot level yourself up" im just not going to bother giving it a go.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 05:28

14. gaming64 (Posts: 233; Member since: 22 Mar 2016)


I find this too much of a gimmick. Looks like I'm gonna be stuck with Micromon for a while now.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 11:41

17. nique0201 (Posts: 30; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


whats micromon

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 13:06 3

15. kxng_poetic (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Mar 2016)


What the!!?!?! So we just gonna ignore that he used a master ball on an Ivysaur!?!? The utter disrespect!!

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 11:41 1

16. nique0201 (Posts: 30; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


I definitely said to myself... If a pokeball damn near caught him, why not try another pokeball or maybe... MAYBE.. upgrade to a great ball lol!!

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