Ubergizmo: You Can Now Play Pokemon GO Without Having To Leave The House. “To prevent their players from potentially catching the virus, Niantic has announced that they will be modifying some of the game’s mechanics that will temporarily allow players to enjoy Pokemon GO from the safety of their homes, at least to a certain extent. For example, there will be an increase in the number of habitats so that players will be able to find new Pokemon GO while playing closer to their homes.”
CNN: Facebook Gaming has released 2 new Pokémon games. “Just in time for Christmas, Facebook has released two new Pokémon games on Facebook Gaming: ‘Pokémon Tower Battle’ and ‘Pokémon Medallion Battle.'”
Comicbook: New Website Helps Plan Your Next Pokemon Vacation to Japan. “Have you ever wanted to check out all the Pokemon sights and events in Japan, but the language barrier kept you from doing so? Good news, Pokemon Masters in training! Pokemon Local Acts, which catalogs all these things, has opened up an English-language version of the website for anyone looking to plan out their stops in the country — assuming they’re only interested in Pokemon-related tourism.”
BBC: YouTube backtracks after Pokemon ‘child abuse’ ban. “Google has backtracked after ‘mistakenly’ deleting the accounts of several prominent YouTubers over incorrect child abuse fears. Popular YouTubers Mystic7, Trainer Tips and Marksman, who have more than 3.5 million subscribers between them, were among those who had their accounts deleted after posting videos of themselves playing Pokemon GO.” Wow, this is a Facebook-level content removal goof.
The Verge: Twitch is streaming a Pokémon marathon on Thanksgiving. “Twitch is offering a break from holiday madness and too much family time with a Pokémon marathon that kicks off on Thanksgiving. The platform is airing the first five seasons of the animated show, starting at 1PM ET on November 22nd. The marathon will continue until 8PM ET on December 3rd.”
CNET: Twitch’s epic Pokemon marathon to stream 19 seasons, 16 movies. “Pokemon fans better get ready to tune into Twitch from Monday, when a marathon of the long-running show and its movies begins.”
Google Maps has gone Pokemon. Slightly. “The good news for all you Pokemon fans out there is that it looks like Google has decided to add a new Timeline activity option in the form of ‘Catching Pokemon’, meaning that you can now log your Pokemon catching activities while you’re out and about.”