Pokemon GO Datamine Suggests More Gen 2 Additions

Pokemon GO Datamine Suggests More Gen 2 Additions

The dataminers at Silph Road are back at it again, this time unveiling code that suggests that Pokemon GO will be getting more Gen 2 monsters in the near future.

Pokemon GO might not have made many people’s list for the best games of 2016, but it was ubiquitous in gaming discussions for what seemed like the entire year. Niantic’s mobile killer app proved that a little brand recognition can go a long way in the mobile gaming industry, and Pokemon GO quickly became the fastest selling and most profitable game on iOS and Android devices.

The shine on the game may have dulled in recent months after Pokemon GO‘s developers failed to address a number of core issues fans had with the mechanics behind the title, but it has nevertheless held onto its status as the mobile app to beat in 2017. One of the biggest weapons Pokemon GO has available to it in order to maintain its relevance is the anticipation that the features fans have been clamoring for will inevitably be added, as evidence by Pokemon GO‘s latest update file. Pokemon GOdataminers have been uncovering potential updates with each patch release, and this one is no different – according to the dataminers from Silph Road, Pokemon GO will be getting more Gen 2 Pokemon in the near future.

Pokemon GO‘s latest update contains new data for evolutionary items, and although they haven’t been implemented yet, their presence within the code indicates that they likely will be soon. The five evolutionary items present in the code are the King’s Rock, Metal Coat, Upgrade, Sun Stone, and Dragon Scale items, each of which made their first appearance in Pokemon games in Pokemon Silverand Pokemon Gold.

Those items would make a lot of sense for inclusion in Pokemon GO, as Niantic has demonstrated that, while the developer is willing to slowly introduce new Pokemon to the game, it would much prefer those Pokemon to be related to ones that are already in-game already. The evolutionary items present in the code indicate that gamers should be seeing Bellossom, Porygon2, Kingdra, Steelix, and the mighty Slowking in the coming months, and all of them are related to first-gen counterparts.

 

 

[Source:- GR]

 

Petition to bring Pokémon Go to Windows phones officially hits over 100,000 signatures

Pokémon Go is everywhere – be it walking around town, eating out at a restaurant, or even being at work. The phenomenon of Pokémon has just taken the world by storm with endless news stories of people wandering into dangerous places that they normally wouldn’t pay attention towards. Fortunately or unfortunately, Windows phones don’t have access to the latest “must-have” app. For some, this could be a blessing in disguise, saving them from the dangers of the wilderness. For others, it is acting as a social barrier from those on other mobile platforms, preventing people from socialising with their friends.

For some, this could be a blessing in disguise, saving them from the dangers of the wilderness. For others, it is acting as a social barrier from those on other mobile platforms, preventing people from socialising with their friends.

Over the past few days, Windows phone users have come quite a long way, with anunofficial client for Pokemon Go on Windows 10 Mobile being delivered. It’s in beta stage at the moment, however, development is seemingly fast-paced with therealready being 3 versions and counting. The app is rough and doesn’t provide the full experience, but for some it is enough for now. That doesn’t stop people clamouring for an official app though – in fact, thousands of people every day are still signing the petition to bring Pokemon Go to Windows phones, in particular, Windows 10 Mobile.

A few weeks ago, the petition hit 50,000 signatures. Today, it has reached 100,000 – just 20 days later. That’s a pretty hefty milestone to reach for a mobile platform that so many claim is “dead” or lacks any large number of users. If we put this into perspective, many Windows phone users, with the exception of those who follow the news closely or are really into the platform, will not have noticed the petition or even thought of it. If those were to be factored into the numbers, then that 100,000 could, in reality, be much larger.

Of course, there will also be some fake signatures on the petition, alongside those who signed it but wouldn’t use the app. These variables make it difficult to provide an accurate number of how many actually want Pokemon Go to arrive on Windows 10 Mobile. One thing is for certain, though: a large number of users do want it.

There’s been no response from Nintendo, Niantic, or Microsoft regarding the petition. Microsoft did respond to some feedback reports on their Feedback Hub, stating thatthey’re looking into it, but that’s as far as it has gone.

 

[Source: Winbeta]

Pokemon Go for Windows 10 Mobile is now possible, PoGo UWP now available in beta

Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile users have been pining for Pokemon Go for some time now, with a petition for Niantic to bring the game to Microsoft’s mobile platform garnering well over 50,000 signatures (almost 100,000 now). There’s been hope for an official port of Pokemon Go for Windows 10 Mobile for some time, with Microsoft representatives across various teams stating that they’re working on it, however, none of those claims have come to fruition so far. That brings it back to the Windows phone community, who are known for their third-party apps, which, in some cases, turn out better than the official apps – such as YouTube, Reddit and SoundCloud.

This time, we’ve gained a third-party client for Pokemon Go, called PoGo-UWP (at least for now). It acts as a client between the Android version of the app and brings its features to the Windows 10 platform. With it being a client, it means that players are connected to the same world as players on the other mobile platforms and can complete many of the same tasks. It is important to note that the app is still in beta and is being actively worked on. It is also open-source, meaning that anybody can help out. It has some issues right now and a few missing features but it is a good start for a third-party version of Pokemon Go.

Features of the app so far include:

  • Login with Pokemon™ Trainer Club accounts
  • Similar UI as the Android/iOS version but 2D only
  • Use the map to see both Pokemons and PokeStops near your location
  • Catch Pokemons
  • Visit PokeStops and get new items

For some of the missing features, they’ll be coming soon:

  • Improve layout/UI/animations
  • Fix crashes
  • Add Google Login support
  • Make better code
  • Add eggs support
  • Add Pokedex and inventory management
  • Add gyms support

Get the app on your device

PoGo-UWP isn’t available in the Windows Store yet. It currently resides on GitHub, where users interested in giving the app a try will have to complete a few steps before being able to transfer it to their device. These steps can become a little advanced for the average user, as it requires tools such as Visual Studio, Bluestacks and more.

 

 

[Source: Winbeta]

Snapchat to go behind scenes at NCAA tournament

Snapchat will deliver "live stories" including behind-the-scenes footage from the "March Madness" NCAA baske

Snapchat will deliver “live stories” including behind-the-scenes footage from the “March Madness” NCAA basketball tournament under a partnership announced on March 10, 2016

Snapchat will deliver “live stories” including behind-the-scenes footage from the “March Madness” NCAA basketball tournament under a partnership announced Thursday.

Turner Sports, the Time Warner unit which is one of the broadcasters for the annual collegiate tournament, announced a multiyear deal with the social network known for its disappearing messages which will allow Snapchat-contributed video from a variety of live sporting events.

The deal allows Snapchatters “to contribute their unique perspectives through video and photo Snaps” which will be compiled into a brief video that can be broadcast globally to millions of fans, according to a statement.

The videos will include various advertising products, including “vertical video ads” which will be interspersed throughout the content.

“There is nothing more powerful on social than a passionate sports fan expressing their emotions during that pivotal moment of a game,” said Seth Ladetsky of Turner Sports.

“While providing fans the tools to enhance their shared experiences, we are also creating an opportunity for advertisers to showcase their brand in an organic environment rich with engagement and interaction.”

[Source:- Phys.org]

Snapchat to go behind scenes at NCAA tournament

Snapchat will deliver "live stories" including behind-the-scenes footage from the "March Madness" NCAA baske

Snapchat will deliver “live stories” including behind-the-scenes footage from the “March Madness” NCAA basketball tournament under a partnership announced on March 10, 2016

Snapchat will deliver “live stories” including behind-the-scenes footage from the “March Madness” NCAA basketball tournament under a partnership announced Thursday.

Turner Sports, the Time Warner unit which is one of the broadcasters for the annual collegiate tournament, announced a multiyear deal with the social network known for its disappearing messages which will allow Snapchat-contributed video from a variety of live sporting events.

The deal allows Snapchatters “to contribute their unique perspectives through video and photo Snaps” which will be compiled into a brief video that can be broadcast globally to millions of fans, according to a statement.

The videos will include various advertising products, including “vertical video ads” which will be interspersed throughout the content.

“There is nothing more powerful on social than a passionate sports fan expressing their emotions during that pivotal moment of a game,” said Seth Ladetsky of Turner Sports.

“While providing fans the tools to enhance their shared experiences, we are also creating an opportunity for advertisers to showcase their brand in an organic environment rich with engagement and interaction.”

[Source:- Phys.org]

‘Never let them go’: Port Lincoln mother’s heartbreaking Facebook message

Damien and Melissa Little with sons Koda, 4, and Hunter, 9 months (front right). Picture supplied by family.

THE mother whose husband shot himself and their young sons before driving off Port Lincoln wharf has posted a heartbreaking message on Facebook.

Melissa Little, 29, who lost her family in the most tragic of circumstances in January, wrote in the note: “Hug your loved ones tight … Tell them how much you love them and never let them go!”

She said she had been “overwhelmed by people’s generosity” since the shocking murder-suicide in January, when Damien Little, 33, drove off the wharf in South Australia with sons Koda, 4, and Hunter, 9 months, in the car.

The grieving mum wrote that she was “truly grateful” for the “astounding support” she had received, which included more than $83,000 raised on the Facebook page “A Little Help”, where she left the message.

A description posted by a friend said the page had been created to help “cover the costs that no parent should have to endure.” The fundraising account was closed yesterday.

Ms Little said kind messages, prayers and “positivity” had helped make her days more bearable during “the hardest, most difficult time”, and the money had allowed her to put off returning to work until she was ready.

She said she wanted her family members to be remembered for their “happy times.”

“For those who knew Damien, Koda and Hunter personally, continue to cherish the memories of their happy times and happy faces,” she wrote. “And for those who did not know them personally please understand how I wish my family to be remembered, the happy fun loving times.”

Her note has been published with permission from the family.

The full message left on Facebook page “A Little Help”.

The full message left on Facebook page “A Little Help”.Source:Facebook

Little had reportedly been suffering from mental illness in the lead up to the double murder suicide. Reports suggest he had refused to seek professional help but had appeared to friends and neighbours to be “happy” and “normal” in the weeks leading up to the tragedy.

News.com.au understands Little bought a takeaway coffee at a McDonald’s drive-through just moments before he shot his sons and himself in the car and drove off the wharf at high speed, plunging about 30m into Boston Bay.

His wife Melissa has since maintained she only wants to remember her husband and children in a positive light.

The couple, who first dated after meeting at a local high school, married in March 2007 in Port Lincoln in front of 110 guests. They had been planning to build their dream home on the town’s outskirts on a property that offers spectacular sea views.

But instead, Melissa is now left to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, and grieve for the loss of her sons who she will never see grow up.

A coronial investigation is being held into the deaths, which shocked the Port Lincoln community, with local Mayor Bruce Green describing the day as one of the saddest in the town’s history.

‘And for those who did not know them personally please understand how I wish my family to be remembered, the happy fun loving times.’ Picture supplied by family.

‘And for those who did not know them personally please understand how I wish my family to be remembered, the happy fun loving times.’ Picture supplied by family.Source:Supplied

[Source:- News.com]