Pokémon Go, Go! No 13

The Finnish Science Center Heureka had a successful Pokémon Go day last Saturday. Over 2000 players of different ages took part of the happening and chased Pokémons in the Heureka surroundings.

The theme of the event was to understand the phenomenon through gaming research by two leading researchers Frans Mäyrä from the University of Tampere and Johannes Koski from the University of Turku.

They explained the gaming experience and success of Pokémon Go and predicted, that this is just the start to location based gaming, gaming after the map information and gaming attached to the AR features.

Heureka Pokémon Go day Sat Sept 10th 2016

Pokémon Go, Go! No 11

Apple made the product launch this morning. Their Apple Watch Series 2 is water proof, swimming proof and Apple has been business partnering with Niantic Labs in Apple Watch development.

This means Apple made a promise to all Pokémon Go players to chase Pokémons in swimming pools, wild water, oceans and lakes!  Do all the Pokémons know how to swim and dive?

The Verge of today’s Apple launch

 

Pokémon Go, Go! No 10

To be after the Pokémons will be exhaustive, because the hard core & smart ass people of gaming noticed there are Pokémons that only live by nights. You really have to concentrate!

Have a full charged battery on mobile, supportive batteries in your pockets, or know the places, where to recharge. In Finland at least some churches announced having recharge stops and Tampere Hall gave out a newsletter about this lately.

Then, you have to have a day nap in order to recharge your brain energy to chase the Pokémon night growlers. Just like we humans, Pokémons seem to have characters!

 

 

Pokémon Go, Go! No 9

Did you realise that Pokémon Go makes you aware of your surroundings, clever, witty, streetwise and talkative?

It took over a month for a journalist to write about the cultural capital Pokémon Go is offering to its players. It is so simple but so obvious, the Pokéstops are landmarks of the area, often hidden and often unknown for the passers by.

As an inhabitant in this town I seldom go to museums or art exhibition, sorry about that, and I hardly know the memory plaques if somebody asks me to name one.

Thanks to Pokémon Go, the youngsters will be more street wise of their own city, by stopping at the Pokéstops they can’t avoid knowing the history of their neighbourhood.

 

 

 

 

Pokémon Go, Go! No 8

Snorlax – something to eat?

No, Snorlax is a rare Pokémon, and Pokémon Go players were eager to get it! The crowded roads are funny, this applies to the life in general! One is after, two are after, 10 are after, 100 are after, 1000 are after, 10 000 are after, 100 000 are after Snorlax…

Amazing, but so true – people go after each even other after a hologram that might disappear at any moment. The funny thing is that not many of them were willing to wait, all wanted to catch Snorlax among the first ones – weird!

More in Korean on AppleDaily

More in Finnish on Iltalehti

 

 

 

Pokémon Go, Go! No 7

A famous columnist told an anecdote recently about the famous engineers of Nokia years ago. The seminar guy was asking a hall packed of them about Tamagotschi. According to the story, no one in the audience knew about Tamagotschi. So what?

What we should learn about this story is the big WHY we use technology and get attached to the new gadgets. The engineers were interested in the tech features as such, not as the entertaining or useful reasons to have them.

That’s why it is so difficult to invite a ‘Pokémon Go game’ or ‘Tamagotschi’ or ‘iPhone’, because you never know what the true audience will attach to. The technology behind can be as simple as …