While we sit here debating the merits of upcoming exclusive raids and whether or not Legendary fatigue is real, Pokémon GO did manage to have its biggest, most rewarding, most successful live event to date in Yokohama, Japan this past week.
Tycho: Pokémon GO is a game about seizing imaginary monsters. Pokémon GO Fest is, by many reports, a festival about not catching them. It’s a very modern concept. It unpacks the negative space that surrounds around presence in a transformative way. Show More Summary
Niantic Labs may have caused a bit of a ruckus with the whole Pokemon Go Fest that went up in proverbial flames due to the servers not being able to accommodate all the players who wanted to participate, but don't worry, it's all made up for with the fact that a new Legendary Pokemon has entered...
Pokemon Go Fest was a great idea. Not only did it give Niantic a chance to reignite interest in Pokemon Go, it served as the perfect opportunity to introduce Legendary Pokemon into the game. But you know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men. Show More Summary
Niantic has postponed several Pokemon Go Fest meetups in Europe after the Chicago disaster. However, a handful of events will proceed as planned.
Pokemon Go developer Niantic recently held its first ever Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago in celebration of the game's one-year anniversary. It was an unmitigated disaster by most all standards. The swell of people in one spot overwhelmed the cell towers and rendered the game unusable. Show More Summary
Following the disastrous outcome of the first-ever Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago this month, Niantic has decided to delay its upcoming European events, previously scheduled for August. These events were meant to further stoke interest in...Show More Summary
Pokémon Go developer Niantic is taking its mistakes to heart and delaying a handful of upcoming events so they don't turn out like the first-ever Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago. Previously announced Pokémon Go Safari Zone events in Denmark,...Show More Summary
Nearly two dozen frustrated fans are suing the creator of Pokémon Go, after technical failures left them unable to play the game at a festival celebrating it in Chicago last weekend. Things devolved quickly at Pokémon Go Fest last Saturday, after cellular network failures left the game unplayable. Disgruntled attendees, who couldn’t access special premiums […]
Niantic last week held the world’s first ever Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago, only to be plagued by network and server issues that essentially rendered the app useless. Despite promising last week that all future events would go on as planned, Niantic now says it will postpone select events in Europe… more…
For many, Pokémon GO is so summer 2016. But at least 20,000 people are still die-hard fans of the game, as proven by their participation in Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago’s Grant Park last week. Unfortunately, the event was a disappointment...Show More Summary
What could go wrong other than spotty Internet, huge lines, and a server meltdown?
The Pokémon Go Fest this past weekend was a total disaster, and some attendees are planning to file a lawsuit against developer Niantic.
The Pokemon Go news continues to be rough for fans of the popular mobile game, as Niantic has announced that some upcoming live events have been postponed. Obviously, the recent debacle in Chicago played into this decision, and we're guessing the subsequent lawsuits aren't helping...
The issues Niantic Labs faced last weekend during Pokemon Go Fest aren’t over just yet. A group of Pokemon Go players who attended Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago’s Grant Park have filed a class-action suit against Niantic Labs, hoping to recoup travel expenses. The suit was filed by a person from California who traveled to […]
Last weekend's Pokémon Go Fest did not go well, with technical issues and cell coverage problems preventing many players from participating at the event's Chicago location in Grant Park. Afterward, the game's makers refunded players and offered other goodies, but complaints have persisted and there's even a reported lawsuit. Show More Summary
Niantic Labs' Pokemon Go's first ever festival took place in Chicago, and it was way bigger than anyone could have ever imagined. The massive size of the event and some major hiccups in Niantic delivering what was promised didn't leave some people satisfied, though, and now they're...
It's been quite the week over at Modojo — while we've been scrambling to cover all of the latest news based around Niantic and their free-to-play hit Pokemon Go, Niantic itself has been scrambling to make amends for its truly dismal showing at last weekend's Pokemon Go Fest. Show More Summary
Earlier this month, Niantic hosted a special festival in Chicago to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the wildly successful Pokemon GO launch in 2016. As previously reported, the shindig didn’t go quite as planned. Most attendees...Show More Summary
Players have brought a class action lawsuit against the fest hosts, calling the Saturday fest's interactive game "unplayable." [ more › ]