Published: Tue, July 19, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Pokemon Go Released in Canada

"At present, the server capacity is Japan is not powerful enough", Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke told Forbes.

The success of Pokemon GO, unforeseen even by its creators, has boosted hopes that Nintendo could capitalise on a line-up of popular characters ranging from Zelda to Super Mario to strengthen its new foray into augmented reality. The game could be released this week as soon as the official period of national mourning ends, or anywhere from Tuesday to Thursday, IGN says.

Pokemon Go's weekend server issues are about to get worse, as a hacker group has threatened to take the game down in August.

Pokémon Go fans had a frustrating time trying to play the hit mobile game over the weekend (15-17 July) as servers again struggled to perform.

Saturday's attack came just hours after the game was released in 28 countries in Europe, which was followed by major outages after servers were unable to cope with such high demands of traffic. Hacking group Ourmine claimed responsibility for taking down the game's log-in servers on Sunday.

The Pokemon Go game was first released in the United States, New Zealand and Australia on July 6 and garnered millions of active users.

Pokemon Go uses Google Maps API to provide location data to players, and the service is impacted by several restrictions in South Korea due to security concerns in the tense relationship with North Korea.

"We don't want other hackers attack their servers, so we should protect their servers", the member said.

Slowly, servers are getting back on track as some players have been reporting that they are able to log in to their accounts, but it still has a way to go as other players still experience a lag in the system. The pair were reportedly parked outside the man's house playing "Pokemon GO". This was announced through the "Pokemon GO" Twitter account.

The game, which has taken the internet by storm since its release earlier this week, has already been the target of criticism after its overwhelming popularity caused errors for many users.

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