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Via Variety
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Variety reports that Legendary Entertainment locked down the rights to what could be a massive franchise, subsequent to reported accounts that they were trying to close the deal. Details are pretty hush right now, but we've heard whispers that the studio's nudging for the film to kickstart in 2017. Oh, and we're talking Detective Pikachu for the 'theme'. For those that don't remember, here's a quick reminder that, yes, Detective Pikachu, is the hero you deserve:

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We're specifically talking about the controversy over the three-step 'nearby' feature. Niantic addressed the issue in the following statement today:


Trainers,

As many of you know, we recently made some changes to Pokémon GO.

- We have removed the ‘3-step’ display in order to improve upon the underlying design. The original feature, although enjoyed by many, was also confusing and did not meet our underlying product goals. We will keep you posted as we strive to improve this feature.

- We have limited access by third-party services which were interfering with our ability to maintain quality of service for our users and to bring Pokémon GO to users around the world. The large number of users has made the roll-out of Pokémon GO around the world an... interesting… challenge. And we aren’t done yet! Yes, Brazil, we want to bring the game to you (and many other countries where it is not yet available).

We have read your posts and emails and we hear the frustration from folks in places where we haven’t launched yet, and from those of you who miss these features. We want you to know that we have been working crazy hours to keep the game running as we continue to launch globally. If you haven’t heard us Tweeting much it’s because we’ve been heads down working on the game. But we’ll do our best going forward to keep you posted on what’s going on.

Be safe, be nice to your fellow trainers, and keep on exploring.

The Pokémon GO team


And here are a couple developed thoughts offered up by some members of the Pokémon GO community. Ths one in particular is one weird-ransom-note-font away from being a brick through Niantic's window...



Annd if you're up for a longer read:

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A recent data mine of Pokémon GO!'s coding revealed a picture of the iconic, Master Ball.

Before we all get too excited, you've gotta wonder whether there'll be any downsides to the Master Ball in this game? -- will an errant curveball toss end up wasting the Master Ball altogether? I guess we better take a page out this dude's book, and opt for the safest, most surefire way to achieve success, and catch 'em all...

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