The craziness of 'Pokemon Go'

  • Dynamo_spark

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    Jul 19, 2016 7:17 AM GMT
    Some Memorial Parks are thriving on the new visitors, other restaurants and pizza diners are using it as lures. One guy left his job, so he can catch all the Pokemon. Addictive or not, dangerous or not, useful maybe? Follow this link from CNN:http://www.cnnmobile.com/tech/2016/07/18/just-a-giant-collection-of-pokemon-go-stories
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    Jul 19, 2016 11:44 AM GMT
    A phrase I use frequently is 'Everything in balance'.....
  • Nakedman1969

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    Jul 19, 2016 5:09 PM GMT
    I think it's stuipd!!!!
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    Jul 19, 2016 9:02 PM GMT
    Pokemon was a bit after my time but I actually like playing Pokemon Go. I'm not going to quit my job or anything but it is kinda fun.
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    Jul 20, 2016 12:19 AM GMT
    "There's a Pikachu around here somewhere!" - the old lady downstairs icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 20, 2016 5:32 AM GMT
    My kid walked 17 km (!) yesterday all over Vancouver playing that ridiculous game. The only saving grace is that it got him out of his room on a nice day.

    I swear to God these Pokemon Zombies are shuffling all over the City!
  • Dynamo_spark

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    Jul 20, 2016 7:18 AM GMT
    Thanks for all the replies so far guys, some are very funny. This heard on the news yesterday was just as funny: Justin Bieber, was spotted in Central Park looking for a Pokemon (or was he really spotted?). The other Pokemon hunters were so glued to their mobile phones, they never even realised that Bieber was standing right next to them.
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    Jul 20, 2016 2:43 PM GMT
    I'm into video games, in a big way. I've got the app, and play it when I'm out in public with others. I think it's a great concept.. and Nintendo is fantastic at making simple games, that really get to the core of "fun." However.. it's too plain for me to play a lot. Like... if my husband and I are meeting friends at the zoo, or going to a soccer match, then it's neat to pass the time, walking from point A to point B. I love that local businesses are using it as an opportunity to gain customers, AND that it's getting sedentary people out of the house, exploring their cities. About the only BAD side I've seen is having to scold my husband for trying to play while driving. I'm not having any of that shit.. he's a bad enough driver as it is.

    What I'd really like to get across though, is that all in all... there are so many video games out there, that are AMAZING pieces of art, with incredible stories, and truly create an immersive experience for the player. I hope that this side of the gaming world seems some exposure from this, as well. It's underappreciated by the general public.

    I wish I could quit my job and play video games full time. But... I'm responsible sooooooo...
  • qd2009

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    Jul 21, 2016 11:24 AM GMT
    I still need to read about Pokemon Go. But apparently, it's so huge that it's listed as an "ongoing" event in the front page of Wikipedia,

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

    which is typically reserved for stuff like "Arab Spring" or "ISIS", etc. It's a bit strange to see a video game event listed side-by-side by something that matters like the "Kashmir unrest"...