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Niantic Labs, developers of Pokémon Go, have announced Wayfarer – a replacement of Operation Portal Recon – a tool reserved exclusively for higher-level Ingress players. Wayfarer is already live, and with it comes the announcement that the tool will be made available “to eligible Pokémon GO players before the new year”. Where Do Pokéstops Come From? Ingress, the godfather of location-based augment...

When Niantic first announced that they were working with Warner Bros and Portkey Games to develop a Harry Potter themed augmented reality (AR) game, the hype level for many gamers could not be contained. After several weeks of a limited release in Australia and New Zealand, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite began rolling out to the masses last Thursday – and we spent all weekend exploring this new wizar...

Pokémon is at it again with their 2019 Pokémon Press Conference.  With big reveals like a new Detective Pikachu game in the works for the Nintendo Switch, and the new universal cloud-based Pokémon storage system, the future of Pokémon only seems to be getting brighter.

As I sat nervously in the hotel lobby, I glanced at my watch. Was he late? Or had he been here the entire time and I just didn’t see him? We didn’t have a name, and the only description of our contact was that he would be wearing a suit with a pin on his lapel. While my teammates went to ask other patrons in the lobby if they knew anything, I checked in with my operator — our contact had been dire...

No mobile game has evolved from its initial iteration as much as Pokémon Go has, and Niantic has leveled up the game yet again with the addition of quests. After a weekend of tackling dozens of missions, the game’s attempt at rekindling my passion and nostalgia has been super effective – and not just by taunting me with the chance to catch Mew.

For many trainers, Pokémon Go has lost that special spark. But the new raids bring the excitement back to the game.

Have you ever taken a look at Pokémon Go and thought that while the concept seems interesting, the game isn’t quite your cup of tea? Allow me to introduce you to PoGo’s bigger, badder, nerdier brother: Ingress.

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