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Hands on Pokémon Go: Download, Initial Setup & Play

The most awaited augmented reality game Pokémon Go is available now on Android and iOS. Playing this game is as funny as watching the show on TV. Niantic Inc. has brought some real enjoyable game on to the smartphones that take players into another dimension of fantasy.


Pokémon Go need GPS and camera to play. The augmented objects and Pokémons will be moving in the real work around you. You can see that with camera opened in the game.


Unfortunately, the game is not available in all the countries as it need the maps to collaborate with the play. Or else you will still see the augmented objects but not related to the real world objects. For e.g., you will see Pikachu walking and jumping but not on the ground. It will not consider the objects around. This spoils the true experience of augmented reality.


As it is not available in major countries, it is not also available in India. Yet, you could download it and play on your android (only android, no iOS) if you live in India or any other country where Pokémon Go is not officially available.


Pokémon Go is available on Android and iOS for some countries where this game works great. You may download it from Play Store or App Store as shown in this article.


Hands on Pokémon Go

Note: I have tried this game on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 from a small town in India. It worked well and I wish my town had more Pokémon Go players.


After downloading and installing the game on your device, open it like every other app.




As the game is a augmented reality game where we need to be walking down the streets and town, it might take away our concentration on traffic and what’s happening around. The first screen that would see is a warning asking us to be aware of the surrounds while playing.


The next screen will have professor Willow introducing what Pokémon world is. Tapping on the screen a couple of times will lead us to next screen.




You got to choose the gender of your character in the next screen. Choosing one to continue will take us to character customization screen.


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In customization, we can customize the color of the hair eyes, cap, clothes, shoes and backpack. Mostly colors will be changed with a minor changes in the design of the elements.




Click ‘Yes’ when you are done with the customization of the character. In next screen professor will give some Poke balls to catch the Pokémons.




The game starts now and the camera will be opened.




Note: I was shown a Bulbasaur and I found it in my garden. In an excitement to catch it I’ve forgotten to take the screenshot.


You can see the Poke ball lying on the ground in the following screenshot. Later I’ve shown the Bulbasaur stats on a pop up screen.


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You can walk down the streets in the city and explore the augmented Pokémon world.




You come back from the maps screen and check your profile, Pokémons caught, level you are in and so on.


Checkout more screenshots in a separate album on our Facebook page.


I am going to explore the Pokémon world. Who is joining me? Learn what you need to play this game on you device?


Check this article for downloading .APK file of Pokémon Go game on to your android device even it is not officially released in your country.

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How to Download and Play Pokémon Go in India

The real like Pokémon Game is available now with the help of advancement of technology and human intelligence. the fantasy of catching Pokémons and winning badges has become real. Niantic Inc. is the company which is working on the game prospects is planning to make this game available globally.

Unfortunately, this game is now available only in some regions that excludes India. Being one of the largest bases of anime fans, India has millions of Pokémon Go aspirants waiting for the app be available in the region.

Those who live in USA can now download the app from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store. The app was made available in the New Zealand and Australia first followed by the USA. The developers are looking forward to bring this app available in UK and Japan too very soon. All they ask the fans is to wait a little while.

Although, the game can be downloaded on to Android in the form of .apk file and can be installed manually. This facility is only available with the Android devices. If you are living in India and wanted to try your hands on the device before the official release in the region, you may download it from this link and try at your own risk.


Note: The application may or may not support you device or may not work based on the several other reasons. So, I recommend you to try this at your own risk.

To download and play the game on to your device, it need to satisfy the following prerequisites and compatibility conditions:
  1. For an iPhone, iPad and iPod, you need to have iOS 8.0 or later version of operating system on the device.
  2. For Android, you need to have Android 4.4 KitKat on the device accompanies by 2GB of RAM.
  3. Devices without GPS and only Wi-Fi connectivity may/may not be compatible.
  4. Not compatible with the Android phones that use Intel Atom processors (E.g., Asus Zenfone 2)
  5. May or may not work on the Android tablets as the game uses the portrait view.
  6. Though having all prerequisites, sometimes this augmented reality game may not run on certain devices because of several devices.
  7. Should play while being connected to the network for accurate location information and better gaming experience.
  8. Compatibility information may change and is advised to check the more updated information in any future at

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Countries That Have Pokémon Go Available

Pokémon Go is already here. It is available in the limited regions and the Niantic Inc. is still working to bring the augmented reality game to the every country that have access to smartphone technology.

As we know, the game will have the augmented objects and Pokémon characters moving around the real world. You can see the animations moving on the real world through camera access from the app.

The application will be using the masked maps with the information related to the other players and their statuses. Just like in the real Pokémon, you can catch Pokémons, challenge users, exchange badges and do more. People are going to become mad  living a new fantasy world created by technology.

Where is Pokémon Go available?

Just because it needs the GPS maps to direct you to the right places around the region, the developers of Niantic Inc. is working hard on Pokémon Go to bring it on for every possible country.


It is now currently available in the following countries:
  • America Latina
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Belgium
  • Canada (EN & FR)
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • France
  • Italy
  • Netherland
  • Portugal
  • UK/Ireland
  • Europe
  • United States
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Make Your Child Dreams True with Pokémon Go

The next reality era of gaming entertainment has started with Pokémon Go. The augmented reality game developed by Niantic Inc. is fulfilling the child dreams of youngsters today.

Pokémon was one of the best Japanese animated cartoon series that took children into separate world. Children of that times lived a secret life in leading character Ash and his friends’ Misty and Brock. A large stock of merchandize was being marketed at those times. Later children grew up and Pokémon merchandize was stopped. That led everyone into disappointment.

After a decade of bidding a goodbye, the Pokémon series now re-entered in the form of a augmented reality game. In this game, you will be exploring the Poke world with your phone just like the real Ash, Misty and Brock, catch Pokémons on the way, have fights, exchange Pokémons, badges and live that second life again, but in reality this time.


You can create a profile and character associated with it, customize the apparel. The character will be shown on the Poke world map (normal GPS map makes into Poke world map). It moves along with you just the tracker moves on the regular maps. You can open the camera and see the augmented objects and Pokémons roaming around. That means you will see the Pokémon world only through your camera that open in the game application.

You can throw Poke ball to catch the Pokémons wandering around you. You may challenge or be challenged by the other Pokémon Go players in your area.

Pokémon Go totally changes the mobile gaming with the introduction of the augmented reality into it. Know if your region has availability to this game, download it from Google Play and start playing.

Gotta catch ‘em all! Gotta catch ‘em all.
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Top 5 Games in Review: Android Games That You Seldom Play

The market for mobile application is already at its peak and is getting even bigger.  A mobile app is no longer for big brands only; small businesses are developing mobile apps to stay in the market.

The future of mobile app market is way broader than our imagination. With new apps popping up daily, consumers are installing apps as fast as they are deleting them.


Before the advent of smartphones, the mobile games were usually played on devices such as PSP, Nintendo and Microsoft Xbox. Since the smartphones have become so familiar, and hundreds of free and low-priced games with excellent graphics are available, it has changed the definition of mobile gaming entirely.


As the news begun circulating that various gaming companies are all set to develop game consoles focusing Android platform, other have started looking into options to make their consoles versatile and gaming interactive. Admit it or not, whenever we are stuck in traffic jam, or waiting in a long queue for our turn for something, or when boredom starts taking its toll on us, we pull out our smartphones and end up playing our favorite games.

Here my top 5 favorite games in review

Ridiculous Fishing



In Ridiculous Fishing by Valamber, experience of fisheries is redefined where you get to do fishing with tools like toasters, chainsaws and guns. Once your catch is thrown into the air, you will have to use weapons like pistols and rockets to turn it into cash.


Touch as many fishes as you can but avoid anything that resembles a jellyfish as they just deduct your score.  The more you catch the fishes, the more you earn coins and money, that money is then spent on different upgrades.  As you collect new species of fish, new maps will open up.  It has a whole list of new weapons that can be unlocked as you progress. If your weapon is good enough to knock out most fish in the air, focus on chainsaws and gasoline upgrades. Just follow the guy who leads the game.


With around 500,000 downloads it is a cool, easy to play and fun game.


Temple Run 2



Temple Run 2 by Imangi Studios is an excellent sequel to one of the most popular running games for the mobile device. With over zillion of download it and chosen as Editor’s pick in Play-store, has all new features and a fantastic follow-up. It has good graphics, new obstacles, simple user interface and great looking visuals.


This game is about collecting distance where you have to keep on running. If you see coins on the way, just move to the directions to grab those coins. These coins improve your power-ups and performance. While running, you will find power-ups along the way. Grab them up as they will give you certain skills that will help you move further into the game. 


Although it is a free play, you can always purchase more coins and gems through In-app purchase. Overall it is a must-have game.

Words with friends



Words with Friends by Zynga is a four starrer word game in Google Play. Mostly enjoyed by young teens, this game helps you test and improve your vocabulary.  It is as easy as A, B, C! You just have to search for a partner, login to your Facebook account, or ask a friend for their username.


Create a word on the board with the help of tiles vertically or horizontally. You get points for each word and eventually you win the game by scoring more point than your friend. 


Words with friends is a free game, but you have a premium option in case if you want to explore more features of this game.  All in all, it is an enjoyable game and worth a check.


Harvest Frenzy



Harvest frenzy by airG is reviewed as one of the finest games from farm frenzy series. With 50+ levels, each level has its unique goals and targets. In this game, all you have to do is to plant new seeds, harvest crops, check the water level and sell the crops to score points.

The game is designed to grow and harvest more. As you grow, your farm gets bigger, and you get to unlock more space. There are bonuses for reaching the level in predefined time. When bored, it can be suitable for all ages, especially kids.


Fish out of Water



Fish out of water created by the same team that developed the very famous Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, with over a million downloads, it is an addictive game by none other than Halfbrick.


Fish out of water is a simple game to begin with where you enjoy the fun and adventure across the sun, sand and surf. It is about six fish wishing to rise above the ocean. The player throws a choice of his fish out of water with full force, and it flies above the cloud. After you throw three times, you will receive a score from 5 crab judges.


As you move into the game, unlock achievements and level up, you are rewarded with crystals. If you are playing the latest version of the game, you will notice the weather changes after few minutes. Keep an eye on the weather report to know which fish to use. Fish out of water is an easy fun game, best suitable for kids and families.



Mobile apps are now the integral part of any business, and it is growing at an astonishing speed. This is a known fact that the mobile app industry has taken the world by storm, and it is here to stay.


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Alma Causey is a blogger by choice and profession. She loves to read and write about different aspects related to technology and medical. She is currently working as a blogger for, providing dementia testing online. You may find her on Twitter:@Almacausey

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YouTube Gaming: New YouTube Built Just for Gamers

If you are a gamer, you would have watched gaming screencasts to cross the stage or to cross the level at one time or other. YouTube is that fun to watch gaming walkthroughs and people love it. Keeping that in mind, YouTube has introduced a new website dedicated for gamers in the world. You can access the YouTube Gaming at

youtube-gaming-website   youtube-gaming-menu is sub version of the main YouTube website that we are seeing now. But this gaming sub version is a dedicated website for gamers and game lovers. Here you can watch the live walkthroughs that are uploaded live by the gamers while playing, browse the compilations, explore the channels by game.

This gaming YouTube looks totally different from the regular website. The whole website is seen with a dark background with the top and latest videos featured on the homepage. You can browse the live videos by game and the number of live videos count will be displayed under each game in the carousel. You can find the same when switched over to the channels option. You will be shown the number of live visitors count under each channel name. Even the menu is redesigned with the only gaming options in this site.

The subscribers for your gaming channel will be a different clan and it won’t reflect on the main YouTube account. So, if someone subscribes to your gaming channel, they will only get the updates from the YouTube Gaming website itself.

The gaming videos can be found on main YouTube website but YouTube Gaming will filter the videos and only shows gaming videos for better gaming video experience.

Watch the walkthrough of YouTube Gaming website:

How to upload videos to YouTube Gaming?

You can just upload the videos on main website and if they are related to video games, they will be shown in the YouTube Gaming website automatically. Also make sure that you choose the ‘games’ category while uploading your videos.

How to stream live gaming on YouTube Gaming?

You can stream gaming live from main YouTube website, it will also reflect on YouTube Gaming website automatically. Follow this official YouTube guide to live stream your videos if it is your first time.

YouTube Gaming Website is currently accessible in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan and Thailand. The YouTube team will reportedly be bringing this gaming version globally shortly.

Game on players!
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GTA 5 PC Game Release Has Been Delayed Again Until March

The most awaited game for PC, Grand Theft Auto 5 has been delayed its release again, this time till March of 2015. It is already known that Rockstar have agreed to 7 million fans petitions to release the game for PCs.


It was generally announced to be releasing by the end of 2014 and delayed to late January. And now it delayed again for the second time and set to release in March 24th.


Rockstar hereby apologizes for the shift of date as the game required a few more weeks for testing and polishing it to be much compatible with PC and glitch free.


A good news is that the PC version of GTA V will be coming with Rockstar editor that helps you to create and publish clips to Rockstar social club and YouTube. PC version of this game will also allow 30 online players for multi-player gaming just like the Xbox version of the game.


However, it seems like Rockstar didn't want to upset their fans and so announced the system requirements to play GTA V on PCs along with the some of the following screenshots. Here are they,





System Requirements:

Operating System: 64-bit version of Windows 8.1, 8, 7(with service pack 1), Vista(with service pack 2 and NVIDIA video card)

Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs) (or) Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz

Memory: 8GB (or) 4GB

Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB (or) NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)

Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible

HDD Space: 65 GB

DVD Drive: Yes


All the specifications in green are recommended and those are in yellow are minimum required.


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7 Most Famous Android Games of 2014

“Only some stars shine brighter in the dark” said some unknown personality in the past. This suits well not only for the people but also for the smart phone applications. Only some apps could reach to the audience well and those would stand as the best apps of times. The following are 7 such famous gaming applications for android for 2014 till now but not necessarily in the same order.


1. Ice Age Village

This is the official Ice Age application featuring all the characters of the award winning Ica Age movie series. This game was developed by Gameloft, the renowned game developing company.




Rated: 4.4/5

Category: Casual

Download Size: Varies with device

Installations: 100 Million

Compatibility: Android 2.3 or later

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2. Candy Crush Saga

Candy Crush Saga in one of those must have games on your device. It is suitable for every kind of people irrespective of the ages. Candy Crush was developed by the makers of top rated games ‘Pet Rescue Saga’ and ‘Farm Heroes Saga’ for android.




Rated: 4.4/5

Category: Casual

Download Size: 45MB

Installations: 500 Million

Compatibility: Android 2.3 or later

Download Candy Crush Saga


3. Dungeon Hunter 4

Dungeon Hunter 4 is a action filled role play game that takes you through the epic storyline of the dark fantasy adventure. This multiplayer enabled game renders smooth graphical battles along with other interesting game features. This game is developed by Gameloft.




Rated: 4.4/5

Category: Casual

Download Size: Varies with device

Installations: 10 Million

Compatibility: Android 2.3 or later

Download Dungeon Hunter 4


4. Clash of Clans

Clash of Clans is an strategy battle game developed the Supercell team who also developed the top rated Hayday and Boom Beach games. This is also a free game and the there available the in-game purchases of some items in the game.




Rated: 4.6/5

Category: Strategy

Download Size: 50 MB

Installations: 100 Million

Compatibility: Android 4.0.3 or later

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5. Six Guns

Six Guns is a first person shooting game developed by Gameloft. You can experience the wild west cowboy action right on your device with horses, races, guns, bullets and bandits and areas of Arizona.




Rated: 4.4/5

Category: Action

Download Size: 660 MB

Installations: 50 Million

Compatibility: Android 2.3 or later

Download Six Guns


6. Angry Birds Seasons

Rovio Mobile Ltd. developed this version of angry birds, Angry Bird Seasons after angry birds 1.0 and angry birds Rio. The mobile game developing company never compromised with the quality of the gameplay till now and never caused any less to the fun it gives while smashing the pigs with the super bird arsenal.




Rated: 4.4/5

Category: Arcade

Download Size: 46 MB

Installations: 100 Million

Compatibility: Android 2.3 or later

Download Angry Birds Seasons


7. Temple Run 2

The most loved action game by many android users, Temple Run 2 was released by imangi studios. This version came with newly enhanced graphics, obstacles, powerups and achievements and was received well by the Android users all over the world.




Rated: 4.3/5

Category: Arcade

Download Size: 49 MB

Installations: 500 Million

Compatibility: Android 2.3 or later

Download Temple Run 2


Did I miss anything? do you think any other game reserves its position in these top 7? Comment your opinion about the list.

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XOLO Launches a Gaming Phone, 8x-1200 for Rs.19,999

XOLO have launched its first gaming android handset into Indian market today. This play series handset features 2.0GHz octa-core processor, 2GB RAM and Mali 470GPU aimed for the best 3D gaming experience on the device.


XOLO is well known for its budget handsets since its inception. Play 8x-1200 is the first costliest phone from XOLO and also the first gaming device cum smart phone till now.

Talking about the technical specifications of the device, It comes with True octa-core 2.0GHz processor that could give freedom to run multiple apps and games for the user. The 2GB RAM is the best parallel specification for the 2.0GHz processor to run at its best. XOLO Play 8x-1200 is specially equipped with Mali 450 GPU device with 700MHz clock speed to run gaming graphics like as on water slide.

The screen has 5 inch FHD IPS display that supports 1920x1080 HD resolution and is renders 441ppi giving the sharpest and perfect HD picture. The display uses One Glass Solution technology with 5 multi-touch points.

The gyroscope sensor with 6 axis motion sensing elevates the gaming experience of rotation and orientation games to next level.


8x-1200 runs on Android Kitkat 4.4 which is good at managing the multi-tasking and processor sharing. 

It also feature bombs 13MP rear camera with PreCel sensor and dual LED flash that could record 1080 HD videos. It also have 5MP front camera with wide angle lenses to shoot wider selfies.

The device supports dual SIM and comes in single memory variant 32GB version priced at Rs.19,999.

This gaming machine seems perfectly configured with hardware and software that is necessary for a gaming handset. The price is even not more for its specifications given. So this could become the new age pocket gaming device for gamers.

Take a look at the full specifications of XOLO 8x-1200 here.


There were no absolute drawbacks till now(as it is just launched) but yet the 2300mAh Li-ion battery seems a drawback and I doubt if it could stand out for hours while playing.
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Finally, the most awaited Grand Theft Auto V is coming to PC

It seems like Rockstar have finally showed concern over the 7 million plus petitions, signed by gamers from all over the world. After a year worth waiting, GTA V is coming to PC by the end of this year. GTA V made its debut into XBox360 and PlayStation 3 consoles last year and it been a year since it was happened.
The game tasted successful on almost all consoles. So it lit a hope about the release of it’s PC version among the gamers. It seems Rockstar is going to get a double bonanza this year with Pc version released into markets. It is great chance for those who could not afford the console versions.
Along with the PC, GTA V is set to release for XBox One and PS4. The high graphical features of the game like textures, anti-aliasing, better lighting, weather, traffic and others are expected to come in the repack of this version.
Technically, the game needs a high-end system to play. The detail of the graphics might give glitch on PCs with moderate configurations. It is recommended not to go with the installation on PC’s until upgraded to required configurations.
The biggest excitement with the PC version of GTA V is mod support. Grand Theft Auto IV is still one of the most hilarious repositories of mod content six years after release.

“This was the crime Rockstar inflicted by never putting out a PC port of Red Dead Redemption—we never got to explore a fully-modded version of the Old West. And, of course, it was Red Dead's PC snub that made people wonder whether we'd ever get a PC version of GTA V at all.” –Hayden Dingman,PC World


OMG! It’s real and it’s coming! I‘ll be the one of many waiting for it desperately!

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Call Of Duty: Ghosts Available in Market Now

The franchise that has defined a generation of gaming is set to raise the bar once again with the all-new Call of Duty®: Ghosts. Published by Activision and developed by Infinity Ward, the studio that created the original Call of Duty and the critically-acclaimed Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® series, Call of Duty: Ghosts ushers in the next generation of the franchise, delivering a riveting all-new gameplay experience built on an entirely new story, setting and cast, all powered by a new next-generation Call of Duty engine.

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  • The Introduction of a New Next-Gen Engine: Call of Duty®'s new next-gen engine ushers in an unprecedented level of innovation, delivering stunning and lifelike characters, gorgeously rendered environments, and authentic real-world animations, all brought to life by advanced lighting systems and visual effects that redefine forever the signature standards Call of Duty® fans have come to expect from the critically-acclaimed series.
  • A New Call of Duty® Universe: For the first time in franchise history, players will take on the underdog role with Call of Duty®: Ghosts; outnumbered and outgunned, players must fight to reclaim a fallen nation in an intensely personal narrative. Gamers will get to know an entirely new cast of characters and locales in a world unlike any that Call of Duty® has explored before.
  • The Next Generation of Multiplayer: Armed with a new next gen engine, Call of Duty®: Ghosts redefines the franchise's hallmark multiplayer experience. Dynamic maps bring earthquakes, floods, and user-initiated events that fundamentally alter the flow and strategy of every fight. Also, with unparalleled character customization, players have total control to tailor-make their soldier. These are just two of the many innovations going into the Call of Duty®: Ghosts multiplayer experience.
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WWE 2K14 XBOX, PS3 Game Released

The most awaiting WWE video game 2K14 is released in North America earlier today. It is releasing on November 1st in the remaining parts of the world including UK and India. The XBOX game featuring the 30 years of WrestleMania seems like bringing the classic matches of the world’s top wrestling entertainment company, WWE.

About WWE 2K14

2K Sports' line-up of premier simulation titles expands with the company’s first release in the flagship WWE videogame franchise, WWE 2K14. The most electrifying, authentic and comprehensive WWE video game experience to date arrives on the 1st of November 2013. Become Immortal.
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