Niantic

Games Features

'Wizards Unite' Turns the World into a Branded 'Harry Potter' Hellscape

Harry needs your credit card number, the three numbers on the back, as well as the expiration month and year.
Lewis Gordon
7.3.19
Games Podcasts

After a Few Days of 'Wizards Unite' We're Ready to Quit the Ministry of Magic

Also, where did the Jedi get their executive powers from?
Ricardo Contreras
6.28.19
Pokemon Go

Cheat Maker Goes Dark After Getting Sued by 'Pokémon GO'

Global++, creators of the popular ‘PokeGO++’ cheating app, have shut down their websites after ‘Pokémon GO’ creator Niantic sued them.
Matthew Gault
6.17.19
Games Features

How an Augmented Reality Game Escalated into Real-World Spy Warfare

She led hundreds of real people on secret missions for a make-believe cause.
Elizabeth Ballou
5.8.19
Pokemon Go

Success and Server Distress: Discussing ‘Pokémon Go’ with Niantic’s John Hanke

The hit app of 2016 is far from finished, with new features in the pipeline. But its maker's CEO is all about going live.
Willie Clark
2.8.17
Gaming

Government Study Shows Playing ‘Pokémon Go’ While Driving Is Very Common

If you’re going out for a night of Pokémon hunting, make sure to designate a driver.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.19.16
Gaming

'Pokémon Go' Anti-Cheating Tactics Prevent Disabled People From Playing

Niantic issues ban to disabled player who was using an emulator to recreate walking around her local park.
Leif Johnson
9.4.16
uk

No Pokémon for British Spies, as Pokéstops Vanish From MI5 and MI6 Buildings

Players report pokémon gyms and pokéstops have been removed from the UK’s secret service headquarters.
Victoria Turk
8.11.16
Gaming

'Pokémon Go' Stats Tracker PokeAdvisor Is Blocked, Fans Are Mad As Hell (Again)

Particularly committed players used PokeAdvisor to track their stats and progress against others, but the site now appears to be blocked.
Victoria Turk
8.8.16
Gaming

We Talked to the Creator of PokéVision About Losing 50 Million Users Overnight

The pokémon tracking site was hugely popular before 'Pokémon Go' developer Niantic took it down. Here's what happened.
Victoria Turk
8.5.16
Gaming

​Damn, 'Pokémon Go' Now Has Less Than 2 Stars in the App Store

Players are really not happy they can no longer track nearby pokémon.
Victoria Turk
8.1.16
Gaming

Is Using Third Party Maps to Find Pokémon Really Cheating?

Come on Niantic, don't be a fun sponge.
Victoria Turk
8.1.16
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