Toronto city officials are asking the developers of the popular mobile game Pokemon Go to remove locations from the city's downtown ferry terminal that has been overwhelmed by thousands of players.
A political group in swing-state Ohio is using the game "Pokemon Go" for a purpose beyond catching cute Pikachu: registering voters.
The Pokemon Go mobile gaming craze reached European fans on Wednesday, with players in Germany the first to get their hands on the augmented reality sensation.
One week since its release and Pokémon GO has not only captured the attention of millions of users eager to "catch them all", it's also caught the eye of the media, authorities and, at times, a somewhat puzzled public.
A Dutch hospital issued an appeal Tuesday to over-zealous fans of augmented reality game Pokemon Go not to "hunt" the fictitious monsters in the building after several mobile-clutching players ventured into restricted areas.
The outstanding, almost overnight success of Pokémon GO in the few countries its officially available has seen crowds of players gather in cities, overload the game's servers and even led to the discovery a dead body.
Pokemon Go mania has quickly swept the US as players armed with smartphones hunt streets, parks, rivers and elsewhere to capture monsters and gather supplies in the hit game.
In 2014, as part of its traditional April Fool's pranks, Google released a video in which Google Maps VP Brian McClendon announced a job opening for a Pokémon Master.
The New York Lottery has created a new instant game allowing players to use mobile phones in conjunction with a traditional scratch game—something lottery officials say is a first in the nation.
Games are usually more fun when you play with other people, but if you're playing an educational game, interacting with other players may help you learn more, according to Cornell research.