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Pokémon Go: The Biggest Smartphone Game In U.S. History

The debate is settled. Pokémon GO is officially the biggest mobile game to exist in the U.S. history. Measued by daily active users, Pokémon Go surpassed the hit indie game Slither.io and Supercell’s blockbuster game Clash Royale and became the biggest smartphone game of 2016, WITHIN 24 HOURS OF ITS RELEASE.  What’s more, is that within three days of its release, Pokémon Go has attracted more users than Twitter, reached the top charts if the App Store, earning devleopers Niantic millions of dollars and causing Nintendo’s stock price to shoot up by about 25%.  As of yesterday, Pokémon GO had just under 21 million daily active users in the US, leaving Candy Crush saga in the dust and making it the biggest mobile game in US history. Tinder and Clash and Candy Crush are all i...

Enjoy a game of Pacman on Google Maps For April Fools Day

Just a few hours ago, Google showed the world its April Fools Day prank. It’s not really a prank if you ask me, but it is something extremely cool that Google does. Open Maps on your browser and you will see a small Pacman logo on the bottom left corner of your screen. Clicking on the icon turns your screen into a Pacman maze I don’t think I’d be able to finish that maze, it looks wayyy too hard to complete.   Google also did the same with mobile phones, except on a phone you have to guess certain landmarks based on some clues Google provides to find Pacman. I managed to find the first one. Once you’ve found the location, the Pacman logo will appear and clicking on that will result in your screen turning into a Pacman maze. Last year Google played a similar pra...

Use Google Maps to “catch ’em all”

We know the first thing you’ve probably already thought of is that the chances of this being an April fools prank is pretty high. And you’d be right in thinking so, cause we did too. But you can now catch Pokemon on your smartphone using Google Maps app! The trailer takes things to a whole new level with the way it was projected and all but the update made to Google Maps does let you hunt for Pokemons and add them to your Pokedex by actually searching them on Google Maps. Dozens of wild Pokémon have taken up residence on streets, amidst forests and atop mountains throughout Google Maps. To catch ’em all, grab your Poké Ball and the newest version of Google Maps for iPhone or Android. Then tap the search bar, “press start,” and begin your quest.      You c...


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