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NBA All-World hands-on: Taking basketball video games back to the streets

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engadget.com

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.That might not sound like a major change, but it results in some very notable differences in how you play the game.

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