Monthly Archives: August 2016

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 …



Pokémon Go, Go! No 6

Value added to ‘For rent’ ads. A real estate agent in Finland has explored the Pokéstops and Pokégyms in the apartments’ visibility has considered them as value added to the housing site.

He admits that there are pros and cons, somebody likes the crowded Pokéstops and others don’t. Probably this is only a way to wake interests, have an ad about an ad. Not a bad idea though.

Kauppalehti article about Pokémons For rent ads


Pokémon Go, Go! No 5

So about the AR, what’s the essential of Pokémon Go according to the (deeper) publicity of this game. It’s been introduced us and the average citizen the AR concept alright, but some of the researchers made a note that the AR experience is quite thin though.

That’s true, Pokémon Go is more or less clued on the reality of ours. It’s hard to say whether it’s a strategic choice or just a beginning of the evolution of the AR.

Les Echos is a bit sceptic about AR in Pokémon Go



Pokémon Go, Go! No 4

The user interface of the Pokémon Go game may change the habits of our mobile use radically. The way criticism has bit it is quite unfair: it’s labeled dangerous and the users said to be screen staring teenagers.

I fact the user interface of Pokémon Go brings back the attribute of immersive! There are not as much actions on the screen as the video games have promised to give us but the pace is more or less slow and cozy. The player has all her and his time to react to the Pokémons and the Poke Stops, approach them carefully, and they won’t disappear.

The immersive screen takes all your attention, though. It’s amazing, you really have to concentrate to follow other people and traffic around you, rise you gaze and have a proper look around.

That’s something, to get people committed. It is obvious that Pokémon Go UX shows the way mobile gaming will evolve.