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Pokémon Go maker taken to court over players on beaches - The Guardian

Case will be heard in the Hague court after mobile-game developer failed to respond to requests to remove Pokémon from protected areas in Kijkduin. Samuel Gibbs and agencies. Thu 29 Sep 2016 09.23 EDT Last modified on Fri 1 Dec 2017 00.23 EST.and more »

Dutch Authorities Take Pokémon Go Creators to Court Over Protected Beaches - TIME

Thousands of Pokémon Go players have swarmed beaches on a small coastal town in the Netherlands, prompting authorities to reach out to the game's creators out of concern for the protected areas. Niantic Labs officials never responded, though, so the ...and more »

Google explains how it helped Niantic bring Pokémon Go to life - Developer Tech

(Image Credit: iStockPhoto/nicescene). The growth of AR hit Pokémon Go was staggering and far exceeded the humble expectations of developer Niantic Labs. Within just 15 minutes of launching in Australia and New Zealand, player traffic surged well past ...and more »

The insane crush on Pokémon Go servers was 10 times as bad as the 'worst case scenario' - Business Insider

It didn't take long after its early July launch for Pokémon Go to become a phenomenon — and even less time after that for players to totally overload the game's servers, causing the game's developer Niantic Labs to pause international rollout. A chart ...and more »

Pokémon Go's traffic crushed even Google's infrastructure as it surged 50 times higher than expected - Quartz

Remember how every time Pokémon Go launched in a new country, the game would become unavailable for swathes of new players? It was because of ”the servers,” people said, that were struggling to cope with the flood of new players. Now Google, which ...and more »

How Google Dealt with Pokémon GO Traffic 50 Times Beyond Expectations - SDxCentral

Google Cloud got the ultimate test in July when its new customer Niantic released Pokémon GO, and the game shattered all prior estimates of player traffic. Engineers at Google and Niantic prepared for worst-case-scenario traffic at five times beyond ...and more »

Pokémon Go servers were hit by 50 times higher traffic than expected - The Guardian

The game was the first to use a new Google feature that let developers share responsibility for keeping the servers up. Alex Hern · @alexhern. Fri 30 Sep 2016 05.03 EDT Last modified on Thu 30 Nov 2017 23.49 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter ...and more »

Pokémon Go Plus review: Professor Oak would not approve -

The Pokémon Go Plus is likely the worst wearable I've ever used. Coming in at just over $50 CAD after tax, Nintendo, the Pokémon Company and Niantic's Pokémon Go Plus is not only shoddy and feels like it belongs in a dollar store, but it also removes ...and more »

3 Pokemon GO updates that'll suck me back in - SlashGear

Niantic has a set of features up its sleeve that they hope will not only bring the game back near its peak in global users, it'll bring in new players as well. Back when the game was launched, it caught on with feature's we'd never seen before. As ...and more »

Pokémon Go players are revolting with FTC complaints - Digital Spy

Since Pokémon Go launched in July, the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) in the US has received dozens of complaints citing various consumer gripes with the game, Niantic, and Nintendo. By submitting a Freedom of Information Act request, Polygon has ...and more »