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Tycho / on Fri, Jul 6 2018 at 12:11 pm

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The Price of Doing Business

I can remember watching the stuff coming out of Nintendo a little while ago for the Pokemon: Let’s Go series, the two Switchy ones that feature Pikachu and Eevee respectively.  My mouth hung open a little bit.  Among other things, here’s what they managed to do: make the iPhone a Nintendo peripheral.

I hadn’t checked out Pokemon Go in quite a while, though I’d certainly had a torrid affair with it like most people.  It only ever really projects into my life these days when something bad happens; it doesn’t really show up in the news otherwise.  But when Mork and his moist brood are at a Pokestop, phones aglow, there are one or two families there also seizing a phantom-ass beast.

    I suspect a lot of people got back into Pokemon Go via the Let’s Go announcements, and a second crack at a Pokemon Go Fest next weekend probably isn’t hurting either.  These days, it has some of the begged-for features people wanted at the outset, mostly around what the kids call “social.”  Indeed, we discuss one application of those capabilities in another incomparable strip.

I gotta manage some family stuff this weekend, but our own Gabriel will be hosting a family Overwatch stream this very afternoon at 2pm PDT!  Indeed, he has tweeted to this effect:

I’m sure they’d love to have some company!  If you’re lucky, you might also have a chance to hear Gabriel the Younger’s “streamer voice.”

(CW)TB out.

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