July 2016: Pokémon Go Craze
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of July 2016.
1. ISIS-Inspired Attacks Increasing 2. Death of Holocaust Survivor Elie Weisel 3. Oscar Pistorius Sentenced in Murder Case 4. Pokemon Go Launches 5. Violence in South Sudan 6. Portugal Tops France in Euro 2016 7. Wimbledon Winners 8. Australia's Turnbull Claims Victory 9. Theresa May: Britain's Next PM 10. North Korea Cuts U.S. Ties 11. International Court Rebukes China 12. Deadly Truck Attack in Nice, France 13. Attempted Coup in Turkey Fails 14. Henrik Stenson Wins British Open 15. Germany Gets Violent 16. Chris Froome Wins Tour de France 17. Japan Suffers Mass Stabbing 18. ISIS Kills Priest in France
- Pokémon Go Craze
- Nintendo releases its augmented reality game, Pokémon Go, for Android and IOS devices on July 6, 2016. The game allows users to create an avatar and walk around in the real world to catch virtual Pokémon that appear on the game screen. Using Google Maps technology, the avatar within the game moves as the real person moves, so exercise is a bonus—getting users off the couch and walking around. So far the game has been a hit, launching in three countries with more to come. The mobile game is the top-grossing app in the App Store.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Richard Vogel