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It Seems Like Yesterday

July 24, 2017 by Tim

How fitting that Niantic celebrated the one year anniversary of Pokemon Go by reminding us how completely frustrating and unplayable their game was a year ago.


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Tyrese
Tyrese
4 years ago

Normal People: Who would read a CAD-COMIC at 3 in the morning?

Me: OH BOY 3 AM

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
3 years ago
Reply to  Tyrese

Me when I wake up at 4 in the morning because someone is doing fireworks
“Well, that was annoying and beautiful. Let’s go see what’s on CAD”

Tosteriev
Tosteriev
8 months ago
Reply to  Tyrese

Laughs in UE timezones.

mandoschMUh
mandoschMUh
4 years ago

I have no opinion about the Pokémon joke, actually I haven’t played any Pokémon game ^^
But I celebrated the “Hideo Kojima writes a batshit bonkers plot” phrase 😀

Skyblade
Skyblade
4 years ago
Reply to  mandoschMUh

It’s not a Pokemon joke exactly, it’s specifically a Pokemon Go joke. The game at launch was missing a lot of features and had terrible servers that made playing…difficult for many people. Just like the celebration.

James Rye
James Rye
4 years ago

“Another Assassin’sCreed”, another? What can they even do now? Assassin’s Creed in Space?

The Legacy
The Legacy
4 years ago
Reply to  James Rye

Bond did it. Why not? 😛 j/k

ocramot
ocramot
4 years ago
Reply to  James Rye

“Assassin’s Creed in space”.
Yes, they could do it. And I would totally play it.
And you too, admit it. 😛

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
4 years ago
Reply to  James Rye

Assassin’s creed in neanderthal times. (though not necessarily)
Assassin’s creed in post apocalyptic times (presumably the final chronological one)
Assassin’s creed in classical Rome
Assassin’s creed in Nazi Germany.
The Cuban Missile Crisis.
WWI
Vlad the Impaler (he’s the origin of Dracula by the way)
The list goes on.
(this is some things they COULD do, though not what they should do)

Skyblade
Skyblade
4 years ago
Reply to  James Rye

Assassin’s Creed in Feudal Japan. Sure, it’s a ninja game, but it could be a really good one.

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
4 years ago
Reply to  Skyblade

A brilliant idea my good sir.
I think that would be like native advertising only it is working within a games own genere.

Nate
Nate
4 years ago

Don’t get me wrong niantic is not free of blame in this. But I gotta say anyone who has spent any time in grant park during a music festival or anything else where grant park gets pretty busy should’ve expected pretty much exactly that.

Roderick
Roderick
4 years ago

Ethan and Lucas one-shots?!

mandoschMUh
mandoschMUh
4 years ago
Reply to  Roderick

I suggesst you watch the Vlog 😉 *pointing at the upper right corner of your screen*

mjc
mjc
4 years ago

And also, #FucKonami

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
3 years ago
Reply to  mjc

The
Fu Konami Code?

Acnari
Acnari
4 years ago

While I completely agree that Pokémon Go is a terribly botched game, it really makes me sad. I look back with fondness at going to the park in my city in the early days of the game and hanging out with literally hundreds of strangers who would have been stuck inside otherwise. What was great was it built community-I ended up talking to a lot of interesting people. That’s why the whole “ban pokemon go from parks” thing really ticks me off. You should make a comic about that (maybe you already did? I don’t remember). Unfortunately, they bottled the… Read more »

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
3 years ago
Reply to  Acnari

Banning Pokemon Go from parks seems to defeat its purpose.
Honestly, Niantic should have waited another few months to help put on more polish. And yes, I’m aware they didn’t expect A SEVENTH OF THE PLANET to start playing simultaneously, and I feel that Niantic got way more punishment than it deserved because most people didn’t realize this.

brian miller
brian miller
4 years ago

i miss these two

Urzole_Narx
Urzole_Narx
4 years ago

hahahahhahah i love and hate pokemon go because it takes up so much space i have no room for other games :’3

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
4 years ago

You know, Pokemon Go would have been a success but Niantic was unable to prepare for launch because what they did was frankly unprecedented:
A free game which is like the actual game it’s from and it’s mobile that is based off of a sizable amount of the world’s childhood, that was also a Nintendo game.
If they had doubled their bandwith and waited another 2 weeks to release, it might have been wonderful.
Really. Might have.

Meditary
Meditary
4 years ago

Todd Howard re-releases skyrim

Bryce Neuberger
Bryce Neuberger
4 years ago

Every so often I visit this page from my phone using chrome and I get a browser redirect within 3 seconds to some sort of Amazon scam that won’t allow me to navigate away, I have to force close the app and come back, only go get the same thing. Multiple tries will eventually cause the browser highjack to end.

I’m no web developer but perhaps you should double check your ad integration.

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
4 years ago

This is a problem Tim has been experiencing since he made the transition, he’s working on it…

Jéquiyot
Jéquiyot
4 years ago

Niantic copied notes from Billy McFarland.