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Pokemon Go received its first update earlier today, fixing several bugs players had experienced since the app's release. Some users on Reddit (via The Verge) are now claiming that the update (1.01) includes a game-breaking bug that locks them out of the app.

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Users who sign into the app via a Pokemon Trainer Club account rather than a Google account are now unable to access the game and its servers. Dogecoin founder Jackson Palmer debugged the network traffic and found that the app no longer sends an HTTP request when you log in with a Pokemon Trainer Club account. This indicates that the problem is with the app itself, rather than being a server issue.

Currently, the only way for users with Pokemon Trainer Club accounts to bypass the bug is to avoid updating the app to version 1.01. Due to Apple's App Store regulatory policies, it's unclear how long it will take for developer Niantic to deliver a fix.

Since its launch last week, Pokemon Go has quickly become a worldwide phenomenon, sending Nintendo's stock soaring and earning an estimated $1.6 million in daily revenue with approximately 7.5 million downloads in the United States alone.

Pokemon Go is available in the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Article Link: First 'Pokemon Go' Update Locks Some Users Out of the Game
 

madsci954

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Uninstalled. My hype for this game is dead, I'll go back to the main games and wait for Sun and Moon in November. At least I'm not at the mercy of server crashes.
 
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Schwyz

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1 month from now...

BREAKING: Pokemon Go Downloaded 4,850,145 Times - NEW RECORD

BREAKING: Pokemon Go Downloaded 4,850,146 Times - NEW RECORD

BREAKING: Pokemon Go Downloaded 4,850,177 Times - NEW RECORD
 

Shirasaki

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Hmm.
Someone fixes the issue which allows too many users to connect to Pokemon Go server, through blocking users to connect.
Phenomenon.
 

omihek

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Wow, a technology based site, posting about the most popular apps in the world. How out of place?! Be real.

On another note, luckily my PokemonGO app is still fine, even though I am on beta.
A technology based site, yes. But as you put it, let's "be real". They are capitalizing on all the Pokemon rage right now. I bet their website visits have never been higher because of all the new readers that are only coming here to read about Pokemon GO. Nothing wrong with that; they gotta make money somehow, and I'm sure all the GO players appreciate it. As I am not one of those players, I find myself uninterested in being notified every time there's a hint of news about Pokemon GO. I come here for the "Mac" rumors after all.
 

4jasontv

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Maybe I'm missing something, but how does it make them 1.6 million a day? I haven't played a lot, but the game seems to be free. I haven't even come across IAP yet.
 

Nate.barker37

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Pokemon Go received its first update earlier today, fixing several bugs players had experienced since the app's release. Some users on Reddit (via The Verge) are now claiming that the update (1.01) includes a game-breaking bug that locks them out of the app.

pokemon-go-featured.jpg

Users who sign into the app via a Pokemon Trainer Club account rather than a Google account are now unable to access the game and its servers. Dogecoin founder Jackson Palmer debugged the network traffic and found that the app no longer sends an HTTP request when you log in with a Pokemon Trainer Club account. This indicates that the problem is with the app itself, rather than being a server issue.

Currently, the only way for users with Pokemon Trainer Club accounts to bypass the bug is to avoid updating the app to version 1.01. Due to Apple's App Store regulatory policies, it's unclear how long it will take for developer Niantic to deliver a fix.

Since its launch last week, Pokemon Go has quickly become a worldwide phenomenon, sending Nintendo's stock soaring and earning an estimated $1.6 million in daily revenue with approximately 7.5 million downloads in the United States alone.

Pokemon Go is available in the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Article Link: First 'Pokemon Go' Update Locks Some Users Out of the Game

Charles proxy worked perfectly. Follow the instructions in this YouTube video. You need a PC or MAC. Make sure you delete the app off your phone and turn off App Store updates.

 

C DM

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A technology based site, yes. But as you put it, let's "be real". They are capitalizing on all the Pokemon rage right now. I bet their website visits have never been higher because of all the new readers that are only coming here to read about Pokemon GO. Nothing wrong with that; they gotta make money somehow, and I'm sure all the GO players appreciate it. As I am not one of those players, I find myself uninterested in being notified every time there's a hint of news about Pokemon GO. I come here for the "Mac" rumors after all.
So perhaps a discussion of being able to customize notifications perhaps would be more appropriate then as far as dealing with something that is actually having some effect one some people (like you, for example)?
 

dmylrea

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A technology based site, yes. But as you put it, let's "be real". They are capitalizing on all the Pokemon rage right now. I bet their website visits have never been higher because of all the new readers that are only coming here to read about Pokemon GO. Nothing wrong with that; they gotta make money somehow, and I'm sure all the GO players appreciate it. As I am not one of those players, I find myself uninterested in being notified every time there's a hint of news about Pokemon GO. I come here for the "Mac" rumors after all.

I'm so tired of the daily photo of some possible, probable, could-it-be dodgey photo of the back of something that might be an iPhone 7, or another boring story of how Apple has broken yet another sales record and is better than everyone else, or how there is a new Watch band or some Apple Music related story. It's sort of refreshing to have something different.

Maybe not so much for you, but for others GO is a big thing right now. Next week or next month, maybe not so much...who knows, but stories like this are informative for those who are "into it". Not everything they post can be interesting to everyone.
 

valkraider

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It was broken this afternoon right after the update installed - but working fine now with my PTC account. I am not sure Digicoin founder Jackson Palmer was accurate...

As far as making money - yes, there are in app purchases. You can purchase in-game currency called PokeCoins which then can be used to acquire stuff in the game. You don't have to at all to enjoy it though.
 

MVallee

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I just ran the update (after having loads of issues all day today and yesterday) but it's working fine right now with my PTC account.
 

valkraider

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Seriously. No need for an article about a game that is barely Apple-related. Please, only one single article about the release of the game (and MAYBE about bug issues if it's super-important), but not more.

MacRumors post as many articles about it as you want. There are millions of people playing the game.

No one is forcing all you guys to read the articles - just skip them if you're not interested.

Instead though you took the time to log in and comment... Maybe you are secretly interested and don't want to admit it?
 
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Nicky G

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Starting to wonder if MacRumors gets a cut of that $1.6 million a day for every article they post about the game.

Well over 50% of the people I saw walking around in NYC (Manhattan and BK) today holding smartphones (majority of people) were playing this game. I'd say that's a phenomenon. Almost more daily users than Twitter, in several days of being released. That's kind of news. By far and away biggest smash hit for "AR" technology ever, that's kind of a thing.
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Seriously. No need for an article about a game that is barely Apple-related. Please, only one single article about the release of the game (and MAYBE about bug issues if it's super-important), but not more.
Your life is difficult, no doubt. The burden of scrolling through stories you're not as interested in on an online forum. God, things really ARE tough these days!
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Maybe I'm missing something, but how does it make them 1.6 million a day? I haven't played a lot, but the game seems to be free. I haven't even come across IAP yet.
There are in app purchases.
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A technology based site, yes. But as you put it, let's "be real". They are capitalizing on all the Pokemon rage right now. I bet their website visits have never been higher because of all the new readers that are only coming here to read about Pokemon GO. Nothing wrong with that; they gotta make money somehow, and I'm sure all the GO players appreciate it. As I am not one of those players, I find myself uninterested in being notified every time there's a hint of news about Pokemon GO. I come here for the "Mac" rumors after all.
Life is tough, I know! Actually having to filter through a few stories you're not as interested in, on an online forum. It gets better, to borrow a phrase! You'll just have to trudge through the misery of it all for the time being, and somehow find a way to manage. Sometimes life is just not fair, man.
 
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