NBA All-World hands-on: Niantic is bringing basketball games back to the streets

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Niantic has created some of the most popular augmented reality games like Ingress and Pokémon Go. But this week the company is launching a new title called NBA All-World that might be the best application of its location-based tech to date. For people who have played one of Niantic’s previous titles, NBA All-World features a very familiar formula. After installing the free app (available on Android and iOS), you are given a starter player and from there you can use the in-game map to navigate to real-world locations in order to collect items, earn cash or battle other players. The big twist for NBA All-World is that, instead of visiting random points of interest to battle others, you’ll need to visit real-world basketball courts to earn your spot on local leaderboards. And, of course, there’s a roster of big-name ballers like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George to collect. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/Engadget Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engadget Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/engadget Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engadget Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@engadget The Engadget Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-engadget-podcast/id1142790530?mt=2 More about Engadget Audio: https://www.engadget.com/2019-08-01-engadget-podcasts.html Read more: http://www.engadget.com

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