Not quite the Pokemon MMORPG, but this game will dominate. Fuck ya 3DS StreetPass. Fuck all the other CandyBoxes. Screw ya CrossyRoads and Angry Birds. Just delete the entire game folder on your phone and replace it with the Pokemon Go! app. I'm callin' it.
And now they did.
And soon/now, Niantic is its own company.
So many people played Ingress even in Perth (most isolated capital in the world).
There was even Google Plus hangouts for each side and to organise get togethers. I didn't get too invested, just made sure I'd grab my train station but it also took up huge amounts of time at University, grabbing lecture theatres and what not.
If Pokemon are distributed the same way it's going to be crazy.
Even if it isn't, I'll pay.
The collecting feature is definitely a draw in, but I still don't see people like my mom wanting to collect weird monsters she has no idea about.
This game is going to be big, but nothing like Candy Crush or Angry Birds gig where almost EVERYONE and their mom played it.
From some internet searching: http://bgr.com/2015/01/30/most-popular-mobile-games-ios-android/
But the main part you want to see is the report: App Annie Index 2014 Report. Pages 14 and on break down the top 10 apps by major countries by downloads and revenue. It separates mobile games and mobile apps.
Also, I'm wondering how the battle is going to work, or are we going to have something similar to this situation: http://0.media.dorkly.cvcdn.com/70/93/273429267560021e37831129ff3a405e-the-problem-with-a-pokemon-mmo.jpg
I don't know why we have to dismiss the game because your Mother is a hater.
The group of apps and games that are cross-platform (especially if coming from iOS first release to Android) are incredibly bad. The great cross platform apps / software written so far have been done by major software developers such as Microsoft and Google. Twitter has also caught up and there are many smaller developers who have great cross platform apps.
There are no good cross platform games which have had simultaneous releases period.
The only game that is fun enough for a few minutes has been Space Team
This release, if it gains enough hype and enough people such as the genius pokeball pin is going to create huge amounts of hype. Ingress arrived on iOS when the majority of people were over it on Android.
I'm addressing the fact that people are being hyperbolic that this game is going to be played by a lot of people over the known popular mobile games. I also provided some statistics.
I used my mom as an example of demographic of a mobile gamer that wouldn't have interest in this game as an example, which I believe is a large demographic that plays those top 10 games on the list I provided. Don't be stupid.
I feel that conversing with you is pointless. Most of your posts either deal with poo-pooing about how either Apple is or how crazy America is.
It's cool that people are excited like most people are here, I just don't think it's the majority.
Huge gatherings and events sprung up naturally on a weekly basis for months in a row. I'd see obviously-Ingressing people in city hall park every single day.
I don't think any "moms" who don't have kids who are currently playing pokemon, or who aren't already themselves playing pokemon will play this new pokemon though.
But, yeah, in concentrated areas and gatherings such as conventions, this game is going to be quite the experience, which would be fun to see.
Re: Somebody should compile a master list of Scott arguments.
I want to say someone did this already and there is a thread.
But, I agree that people who play the candybox games, who are down with the Pokemans, will do less 3DS Street Pass games and do Pokemon Go. Reading that Verge article I RT'd, there will be in-app purchases and there is no price on the Pokemon Go Plus dongle. So people will be spending the $$$.
I need to get my rod upgraded.