— Seref Isler (@seref_i) July 14, 2016
Unless you’ve been holed-up in a cave playing Minecraft, you’ve heard about (and possibly even played) the new augmented reality (AR) mobile game sweeping the globe, Pokémon Go. For sure, AR can be exciting and compelling, when properly designed, offering us an experience of co-presence with a virtual character or object. And, it’d be understandable if you attributed Nintendo’s success to its use of the AR camera. But, you’d be wrong. The game’s AR succeeds, in fact, because it turned big data into a game.
Sorry AP Stylebook, but when it comes to Pokémon naming conventions, you’re dead wrong.
As Pokémon Go sweeps the nation, it’s important to remember what a fun game is all about: winning without trying.
Enjoying Pokémon Go but afraid to wander out into the real world for fear of coming across dead bodies and muggers?
In a surprisingly fast move, Pokemon Go has gotten its first update to fix some of the growing pains and bugs from the initial release. Most notably, it fixes one of the biggest complaints about privacy:
Is this a safe space to admit that I have no idea how Pokémon Go works and only a very tenuous grasp on what Pokémon even is?