We're already excited about Nintendo's first mobile game Pokemon Go, an augmented-reality app tied to the popular franchise. Even though it's not due to release until next year (2016), people are already buzzing about it, since it will be the first foray into the free-to-play, mobile gaming space for Nintendo. Judging from the trailer, it looks like users will be able to capture, trade, battle and even cooperate with large groups to defeat rarer creatures from the game.
GoPro finally released footage from their Odyssey VR rig (the carousel-looking device with 16 GoPros mounted on it), and it looks good. The only problems are availability, as the Odyssey will be offered to pre-ordained creators at first, and the price, which clocks in at a whopping $15,000. We're not sure who the market is for this particular setup, but we do know Hollywood in general is eyeing VR and wondering if it can make a long-lasting splash in the entertainment business.
NASA's plan to send a specially designed craft off world to pluck an asteroid out of space seems far fetched, especially considering the craft isn't made to stop a spinning rock (which many asteroids are). Fortunately, a team at University of California, Santa Barbara, is testing out a way to stop asteroids from rotating with a solution that's decidedly science fiction: lasers.
We've got some very important news at the end of today's show, too -- don't miss it!
240: 'Pokémon Go' is Nintendo's first augmented reality mobile game
Here are some links and notes for all the things on the show today:
- Nintendo announces "Pokémon Go," their first official mobile app
- GoPro Odyssey drops first official footage, costs a whopping $15,000
- Scientists think lasers might be used to slow down spinning asteroids
- Into It: Until Dawn and Wasteland Weekend
- User Feedback: Our Phonetographer of the Day, and some very important show news
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