Pokémon GO hits the Apple Watch

Pokémon GO on Apple Watch

Niantic has released Pokémon GO for Apple Watch on the App Store. The news comes after recent rumors that the project was scrapped, which proved to be false. Trainers with Apple Watch can explore the world and discover nearby Pokémon, as well as collect items from PokéStops. Sessions with the game can be logged as a Workout, which logs the distances covered and counts towards daily Activity rings.

Apple selling refurbished Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2

Apple Watch Series 2 refurbished

Apple now offers a variety of refurbished Apple Watch models at the Apple Store online. These special deals include discounts of 14 to 15 percent, with Series 1 prices starting at $229. Those looking for an Apple Watch Series 2 can get the stainless steel 42mm model for $509, for a savings of $90. As with some other Apple refurbished products, the inventory is limited when it comes to available colors, cases and band selection.

5 complaints about Super Mario Run

Super Mario Run

There is no doubt about it, Nintendo's Super Mario Run is an App Store hit. The app racked up more than 20 million pre-registrations before its release, and it was downloaded 10 million times since its launch with an estimated $4 million dropped in IAPs, according to App Annie. However, the app has also earned a disappointing 3-star review on the App Store, mostly from 1-star reviews due to the premium price of $9.99. We already discussed the purchase price here, and came to the conclusion that the game is worth $10 if Nintendo plans to issue free future updates with new worlds. Today we are going to look at our 5 gripes about Super Mario Run since it isn't perfect.

Is Super Mario Run worth $9.99?

Super Mario Run

We all knew Super Mario Run would be an App Store hit, but what we didn't know is if the game would live up to the incredible hype. Nintendo's first stab at mobile gaming, Miitomo, was also an App Store hit when it was released, but players quickly lost interest and left the social app in droves. I'm happy to say Mario and friends seem at home on iOS, and Super Mario Run is more than the boring endless runner it could have turned out to be. This game is no Miitomo, and I'm excited to see what else Nintendo has planned for iOS in the future.

Super Mario Run released on App Store

Nintendo Super Mario Run iPhone

For over nine years, iPhone fans have been anticipating Nintendo's entrance into the iOS game market. Today the company made history by releasing its first iOS game Super Mario Run on the App Store. The game follows Nintendo's social networking title Miitomo, which hit mobile devices earlier this year. Super Mario Run marks a dramatic turnaround for Nintendo and its recent declarations that it would only develop games for its own hardware platforms.


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