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Pokemon Go - All you need to know
20 Jul 16
Pokemon Go - Bringing mass Augmented Reality gaming to your cell phone

There are many reason why you may not know what Pokémon Go is, you may not be that into games, or you may be a mature adult, either way there is no excuse not to be intrigued behind the amazing success of Pokémon Go. After all the game added more than $7.5 billion to the firm's market value to Nintendo. That’s pretty cool.

So what exactly is Pokémon Go? Pokémon Go is an app based game which uses augmented reality so that users can use their cell phone’s GPS and camera to interact with the games world. Users can battle, capture and train virtual creatures (or Pokemon) which appear on the players cell phone screen as if they were in the real world. 

The game was launched in July 2016 in collaboration with Niatic and Nintendo. The launch of the game saw Nintendo's share price rise 24.52 percent in under one week!

After downloading Pokémon Go from either the Apple Store (iOS) or the Google Play Store (Android) the user can start creating their Avatar. Every player’s Avatar is fully customisable form hair colour and skin colour. Once setup players are set to start searching for Pokémon to capture and train. 

All of this happens in an augmented reality which is interacted with in the real world through user’s cell phone GPS and cameras. 

Pokémon Avatars are being sold to the less lazy Pokémon Masters for over R25,708. 

You can learn all you need to know about Pokémon Go in this short video clip. Enjoy! 

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