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Ghostbusters World is Pokémon GO with ghosts, and you can play it now on Android

We knew Ghostbusters World would be releasing soon thanks to its recent pre-registration listing, and as of this morning, the location-based augmented reality ghost collection game is available for download from the Google Play Store. So put on your proton pack and grab your Tobin's Spirit Guide because this time you’re the one who’s gonna be called.

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Playground 2.0, Marvel Studios Avengers pack, and more Playmojis can be installed on older Pixels [APK Download]

The evolution of AR Stickers, Playground, was announced during the Pixel 3 event, and along with it came four new Playmoji packs for Weather, Signs, Sports, and Pets, with two more promised for Marvel and Childish Gambino. However, these were all supposed to be exclusive for the Pixel 3. But as we have learned over the years, the word "exclusive" might be very accurate sometimes, but could be circumvented with a simple APK file in others. That's the case here.

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[Update: AR+ is live] Pokémon Go v0.123.1 to bring AR+, Gen IV critters, and more (APK Download)

Pokémon Go is still alive and kicking. Earlier this year, players finally got the ability to trade monsters with friends, a hallmark of the core Pokémon series fans had been asking for since the game's launch. Now, a new update is set to bring enhanced augmented reality (AR+) and creatures from the Sinnoh region featured in the series' fourth generation of games.

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[Bonus Round] Skyward Journey, Allan Poe’s Nightmare, ELOH, Laser Mazer AR/VR, Zentris, Pixel Puzzle Collection, and Glory Ages - Samurais

Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got Dan Vogt's follow up to Data Wing, a stylish Edgar Allan Poe auto-runner, a chilled-out puzzle game, a unique AR-based maze game, a 3D take on Tetris, a Nanogram game from Konami, and a gorgeous samurai fighting game.

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Ghostbusters World is the latest Pokémon GO clone, and it's available for pre-registration

Back when Pokémon GO released in the summer of 2016 it was a phenomenon, and despite a couple of wrong turns by the devs, it's still pretty popular today. Obviously, there are many developers out there who would like to get in on the collection-based augmented reality gravy train, and FourThirtyThree is the latest dev (but definitely not the first) to clone the familiar gameplay and slap on top a popular IP. The result is Ghostbusters World, and it's available for pre-registration starting today.

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Run An Empire mixes AR strategy gameplay with an exercise tracking app

Location games' Run An Empire is a brand new augmented reality app that ingeniously gamifies walking, jogging, and running. Similar apps already exist on the Play Store, though Run an Empire takes the AR gameplay into a whole new direction. Instead of running away from zombies or defending Earth against alien invaders, you will be tasked with building an empire through the ages. It's like someone combined the 4X game Civilization with an exercise app.

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Google's Measure now works on vertical surfaces, lets you easily copy the measurement [APK Download]

Google's Measure app is a very neat augmented reality tool that can take measurements of surfaces without a ruler or tape or anything beside your smartphone. However, since its launch, the app was only able to detect horizontal surfaces, but that's changing now.

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Snapchat is getting new lenses that recognize and react to speech

Technology always trickles down to less and less important uses over time. Case in point: speech recognition. It was, at one time, futuristic and incredible that computers could understand us, but now it's just kind of a given. In keeping with its trajectory of increasing mundanity, speech recognition has made its way to perhaps the most frivolous use case of all: Snapchat lenses. (They're actually pretty neat, though.)

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22 new and notable augmented reality apps and games from the last four months (3/24/18 - 7/30/18)

There was a huge uptick of augmented reality apps and games released on the Play Store back in March that was a result of ARCore's expanded device support. AP covered both the games and apps published at the time, but I wanted to keep track of further releases just to see if we could keep these AR roundups going. It may have taken four months, but I finally have a solid AR roundup for all of our readers. This time around, instead of writing two separate lists, I have combined both apps and games into one article. So without further ado, here are the best new AR apps and games released in the last four months.

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Niantic acquires 'Blade Runner: Revelations' and 'Marvel Strikeforce' developer Seismic Games

"Pokémon Go" developer Niantic Labs has sure been keeping itself busy. The company has announced that it's acquired Seismic Games, developer of "Blade Runner: Revelations" and "Marvel Strikeforce." The studio employs veterans of some big names in gaming like EA and Activision.

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