Video: Pokémon GO Fest attendees are suing developer Niantic

A number of Pokémon GO Fest Chicago attendees are filing suit against developer Niantic, seeking travel reimbursement following last weekend’s event – where most people were unable to play the game due to a number of technical issues. Chicago-based attorney Thomas Zimmerman said he was contacted by Jonathan Norton, a California local who traveled to Chicago for the event. … Continue reading Video: Pokémon GO Fest attendees are suing developer Niantic

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First-hand account of the “disastrous” Pokémon GO Fest

The first-ever Pokémon GO Fest recently took place in Chicago, Illinois, and went through a number of mishaps and technical issues. Visitors who traveled from far and wide spent hours in the blistering sun, unable to play the game due to massive bugs and server errors, as explained in the below excerpt from The Game … Continue reading First-hand account of the “disastrous” Pokémon GO Fest

Niantic is being sued by Pokémon GO Fest Chicago attendees

A number of Pokémon GO Fest Chicago attendees have decided to file suit against developer Niantic, seeking travel reimbursement following last weekend’s event - where most people were unable to play the game due to a number of technical issues. Chicago-based attorney Thomas Zimmerman said he was contacted by Jonathan Norton, a California local who … Continue reading Niantic is being sued by Pokémon GO Fest Chicago attendees

Pokémon GO battle periods revealed for Legendaries Articuno, Moltres and Zapdos

Based on the efforts at the first-ever Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago, Illinois, Lugia and Articuno were unlocked. In the weeks ahead, they will be joined by Moltres and Zapdos. The official battle periods for all three Legendaries are as follows: Articuno (Team Mystic) released on Saturday, July 22 and available through Monday, July 31. … Continue reading Pokémon GO battle periods revealed for Legendaries Articuno, Moltres and Zapdos

Niantic details what went wrong at the first-ever Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago

The following explanation comes from Niantic CEO John Hanke, detailing what caused the widespread technical issues at the first-ever Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago, Illinois: What happened? Technical issues with our game software caused client crashes and interfered with gameplay for some users. The gameplay issue was resolved with a server configuration change and the … Continue reading Niantic details what went wrong at the first-ever Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago

Verizon blames Niantic for problems at the first-ever Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago

Verizon says it's not to blame for the widespread issues that occurred at the first-ever Pokémon GO Fest last week. The wireless carrier's engineers worked with Pokémon GO developer Niantic before the worldwide event opened in Chicago on Saturday. It boosted its capacity for the event and had representatives in place to make sure its network … Continue reading Verizon blames Niantic for problems at the first-ever Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago

Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda was even at the first-ever Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago

Game Freak's Junichi Masuda was among the thousands of attendees at the first-ever Pokémon GO Fest, which took place on July 22 at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois. Masuda had a chance to hang out with Pokémon fans and visit various Chicago landmarks, such as the Buckingham Fountain the Trump International Hotel and Tower. To … Continue reading Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda was even at the first-ever Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago