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The Pokémon Go Fest Fiasco

Developers of the popular Pokémon Go, Niantic, had a rough time during the first day of Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago because of server issues.

Polygon‘s Allegra Frank reports widespread server issues caused attendees to boo at Niantic CEO John Hanke and yell “Fix the game!” and “Fix the servers!” Shortly after that, Frank reported that Niantic promised attendees $100 worth of Pokécoins at a later date. Dani Deahl of The Verge also added that Niantic added the game’s first legendary Pokémon, Lugia, to attendees’ accounts.

During its release last year, Pokemon Go became such a cultural phenomenon that The Verge‘s Emily Yoshida asked acclaimed director Werner Herzog for his thoughts on the game. As a result, mainstream media sources are reporting on Pokémon Go Fest’s problems; CNBC’s Chris Welch also covered the story as well as USA Today‘s Edward C. Baig.

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Chelsea Stark Hired as Polygon News Editor

headshot from Mashable’s author bio

Chelsea Stark is Polygon‘s News Editor as of a forum post on October 24th, 2016.

In the post, Stark says that she is “excited about the idea of tweaking the already finely tuned machine of Polygon so we can bring you more of the news you care about” (source).

Stark began as an intern at Mashable in 2011 and, by December, had become a Multimedia Producer. In January 2013, she became Mashable‘s Games Reporter and in March 2015 took on the title of Games Editor (source).

Polygon recently lost Megan Farokhmanesh, who moved on to The Verge, a publication that covers “the intersection of technology, science, art, and culture” (source). Both Polygon and The Verge are owned by Vox Media, Inc.