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Pokemon Go developer to set up new Harry Potter mobile game

Pokemon Go developer Niantic and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment have announced to replicate the success with a new “Harry Potter” augmented reality mobile game. Almost five years ago Niantic launched Ingress, its first augmented reality mobile game, turning real-world streets, neighbourhoods and cities into a global game board, and bringing people together in a shared digital reality. This created new incentives for exploration, exercise, and real-world social interaction helped spawn a global community of fans…

Pokemon Go introduces new monsters on Halloween

Pokemon Go is getting a new batch of monsters to collect this Halloween, developer of the location-based augmented reality app Niantic has confirmed. As part of its in-game event, which kicks off on October 20 till November 20, Pokemon Go will introduce a handful of new creatures, including Sableye, Banette, and a few others described as ‘ghost-type Pokemon.’ These new Pokeman will be making their first-ever appearance in Pokemon Go, while others such as Gastly, Drowzee, Cubone, and other spooky Pokemon are back again…

Now you can play Pokemon Go on Apple Watch

Niantic Inc. has announced that its popular mobile game Pokemon GO is now available on the Apple Watch.  The game developed by Niantic in partnership with Nintendo and Pokémon Company has became a global phenomenon and has been downloaded more than 500 million times. "Apple Watch is particularly well suited to Pokemon GO as it seamlessly combines game play and imagination with getting exercise and exploring the real world," said the Pokémon GO team. This announcement comes three months after Niantic and Apple…

Rare Pokemon card sells for record $54,970 at auction

LOS ANGELES: An extremely rare Pokemon trading card -- the "Pikachu Illustrator" -- was purchased for a record $54,970 at auction, organizers of the sale said Monday. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said the card, of which 39 were ever made, sold to an unidentified Hong Kong collector at Saturday's auction in Beverly Hills. "The Pikachu Illustrator card was given in January of 1998 to winners of the CoroCoro Comic Illustration Contest," Michael Halperin, a spokesman for Heritage Auctions, told AFP. He said only 10 of…

Russia imprisons blogger who hunted Pokemon in church

MOSCOW: A Russian court on Friday ordered a blogger to be held behind bars for three months pending trial for hunting Pokemon in church, after he broke rules of his house arrest. And Ruslan Sokolovsky, a 22-year-old from the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, risks a five-year jail term after being charged with offending religious believers and inciting hatred. Sokolovsky, a militant atheist, was detained in August after posting a YouTube video that has been viewed more than one million times showing him entering a church…

Norwegian PM caught playing Pokemon Go in parliament

OSLO: Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg was pictured playing Pokemon Go during the parliament session. It’s no secret Solberg is a big fan of Pokémon Go. During an official trip in Slovakia, she took some time out to play the game,and expressed her liking for the game during interaction with reporters. This isn’t even the first time a Norwegian politician has been caught playing the game while in parliament. The leader of Norway’s Liberal party, Trine Skei Grande, was seen playing the game during a meeting on…