When tracking service Pokevision was initially shut down last weekend, Yang Liu, the proprietor, didn’t say much about what was going on. Today, he breaks his silence with a long letter that pleads Niantic to change its stance on Pokémon trackers.
Last week, Niantic’s John Hanke warned Pokémon Go players that popular tracking websites may no longer work in the future. It seems that moment has now arrived.
Earlier this week Sony Online Entertainment revealed its new SOEmote technology, which enables EverQuest 2 players to map their facial expressions and mouth movements to their in-game character. This creeped many people the fuck out. I just had to try it.
This is a map of everywhere I've been for nearly the last year. Everywhere. I didn't carry around a special tracking device. The FBI isn't sending goons in unmarked vans to track me. All I did was use an iPhone. And if you have an iPhone, you're being tracked right now, too, whether you like it or not.
Let's get physical, or more specifically, let's get biometrical, as Valve's Gabe Newell, Erik Johnson and Doug Lombardi talk to PC Gamer about using players' intrinsic physical reactions to playing video games.