On Sunday, two of Pokémon Go’s biggest personalities woke up to find their YouTube channels gone. Both Brandon “Mystic7” Martyn and Nick Oyzon of Trainer Tips received content strikes from the platform due to what YouTube called “sexual content,” a violation that resulted in the termination of their accounts.
A cavalcade of early Pokémon designs surfaced online this weekend, courtesy of the Pokémon historians at Helix Chamber. As we’ve seen in previous Pokémon beta dumps, there are tons of Pokémon (or “capsule monsters”) in here that clearly inspired the ones we know and love from Pokémon Red, Blue, and Green — but there are several surprises, including one that seems to validate a long-held fan theory.
Barely two weeks after its surprise launch, more than 16,000 cheaters have already been kicked out of free-to-play battle royale Apex Legends on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Developers are considering an in-game reporting feature.
A proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit brought against Niantic, the makers of Pokémon Go, would lay out several conditions and means by which the company would monitor complaints about trespassing and other nuisances created by players of the augmented reality game, and remove places designated Pokéstops or Gyms from the app.