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Pokémon Go update enrages players who demand refunds

Certain third party mobile apps and websites that gave trainers the ability to locate specific monsters are closed.

The latest Pokémon Go update has created a massive stir among its players. Mobile device users who feel like they have to “catch ‘em all” are now short several tools for doing so. Game apps and sites that had given trainers the ability to find specific Pokémon have now been shut down.

This is because the latest update to Pokémon Go has eliminated nearby tracking from its features.

This Pokémon Go update in particular has players up in arms. The update removed the feature for finding Pokémon located nearby and shut down third party maps revealing locations. That said, this first major update to the mobile game changed several other factors about the experience as well.

Pokémon Go Update - Mobile GameFor example, players can now alter the appearance of their trainer. The curveball dynamics have also been changed. Part of the way gym battles function has been altered. The update improved the transfer process for sending unwanted Pokémon to professor Willow.

The footprint distance readings removal was the least popular among the Pokémon Go updates.

Services that players had been using to find nearby Pokémon have been widely shut down. These were forced to close with the latest game app update. This is causing massive upset among players of the most popular app in the world. After having become an overnight sensation that immediately drew millions upon millions of active players, it has already had over 100 million downloads.

Headlines have been repeatedly made as crowds of people have headed to various local landmarks. Dedication to the app has also led people to wander aimlessly into traffic, fall into holes and into lakes, oceans and rivers, walk into posts and even get caught cheating on their girlfriends.

It isn’t clear how long the hysteria over this mobile game app will continue, but what is clear at the moment is that players aren’t happy with the latest Pokémon Go update. One Reddit user, Oxgmum, wrote “Pokémon Go went from a game that I go out to play, to a game I play when I’m out, to a game I never play.” This gained the post more than 2,750 up votes in less than 24 hours.

AR mobile gaming platform created by Ingress

The highly popular Google augmented reality using game tech will be used to create other apps.

Increasingly, users are proving that they love the AR mobile gaming experience and this is causing the technology to move forward extremely rapidly in order to be able to take advantage of the keen interest that consumers have, while the market remains somewhat limited.

Developers want to be among the first in order to make their names before the market is swamped.

Google’s Niantic Labs is a good example of one of the developers that has taken AR mobile gaming technology to an extremely successful level. In fact, the popularity of its massive game, Ingress, has shown that the world is ready to start playing with augmented reality on a more mainstream level. Though this came with a tremendous beta experience and has now been officially launched, there is another large potential for this success.

Though this particular app may not have an expanded future it will become an AR mobile gaming platform

AR Mobile Gaming PlatformDespite the considerable success of this augmented reality game, Niantic Labs has expressed that it will be winding down the storyline of this game that changes the landscape of the real world into a global game experience of intrigue, mystery, competition.

Soon, it will become a platform onto which other augmented reality using experience can be developed. Niantic Labs is already working on creating the kits that are necessary to give developers what they need to be able to create their own games that will use location information, with a chat layer, and if needed in game adds can also be included.

However, it should be noted that game developers shouldn’t get themselves too excited about coming up with their own AR mobile gaming experience quite yet, as Niantic still doesn’t have a predicted time by which the tools and kits will become available. It is all based on the team’s flexibility. Naturally, they are hoping that they will be released sooner, rather than later, but as of yet, there is no idea as to what the launch date is going to be.