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  • case

    case 8:20 pm on August 24, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: pokemon go   

    Pokemon Go Loses its Luster


    The loss and subsequent banning of maps and map users made nearly everyone I know stop playing, especially in the total absence of an official replacement or a compelling reason to continue.

    Hearing my map ding was enough cause to make me leap out of my chair and run to the nearby park at midnight to catch something I wanted, and there’d usually be the usual lure-users and a few map-users out there at the same time. Once I was out, I’d play for a while, hit a gym or two, maybe finish an egg, and go home. This was still really fun when it was disabled.

    Without the map, there’s no reason for me to leave my house. There’s no group of people at work who stand up when a Blastoise is announced into our #pokemon channel, sending us all on a brief Pokemon/coffee walk down the road.

    That’s all on top of the poor quality of the game, which the maps and community had overcome. Niantic being selfish and not understanding their own game or the culture around it seems to have squandered one of the greatest opportunities a company has ever had.

    (I get that the maps were spamming them, but that’s a technical challenge. A bunch of well funded ex-googlers ought to be up to the challenge of scaling/handling unexpected load for a chance like this.)

    Pokemon Go Loses its Luster – Hacker News https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12343890
  • case

    case 10:40 pm on August 19, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: mashup, meme, pokemon go   

    Pokemon Go points don’t matter 


  • case

    case 10:54 pm on August 18, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: mobile, , pokemon go, user experience   

    Notes on the Pokemon Go Onboarding Experience 


  • case

    case 10:45 pm on August 9, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: mobile gaming, pokemon go   

    Crowd of Pokemon Go players 


  • case

    case 10:41 pm on August 9, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: feature, pokemon go   

    Pokemon Go Speed Glitches 


  • case

    case 10:49 pm on August 8, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: pokemon go,   

    Screenshots of Pokemon Go in San Francisco 



  • case

    case 10:22 pm on August 8, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: hacked, hyatt regency embarcadero, lures, pokemon go, , ,   

    Pokemon Go Update – 8 August 2016 

    An update for Pokemon Go came out today. As I was in San Francisco for UXWeek, I was one of the first people to get the update.


    The nearby feature changed. Now I can see what Pokemon were at what Pokestop. This was not as fun as the original feature!


    The other feature warns you not to play Pokemon Go while driving. This works by monitoring the speed and sending and update. More annoying than helpful, but probably forced by standards associations. This message is similar to the one on Waze about driving and being a passenger.


    Here’s a quick picture of just how dense and lure-filled downtown San Francisco is from my hotel room at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero. The screenshot is from my hacked account. I mostly fought against hacked accounts from China that were level 32-34.


  • case

    case 10:47 pm on August 6, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: pokemon go, seasonal, winter   

    Pokemon Go as a cellular handwarmer 


  • case

    case 10:33 pm on August 6, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: pokemon go   

    Fixing the Pokemon Go Nearby Feature 

    Pokemon Go users take user experience into their own hands.



  • case

    case 10:52 pm on August 4, 2016 Permalink
    Tags: cell phone, mobile phone, phone bill, pokemon go   

    Player Racks Up $5000 Phone Bill for Pokemon Go 


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