For the last couple of days all of my news-feed were suddenly flooded with articles, comments and news about this new hype named Pokemon Go!! I tried to blissfully stay unaware of it, same as I do with all the fads that are not interesting to me, but today I've had enough.
I had to figure out why people are going crazy about this game, what is it, and is it worth all the hype?
Pokémon Go is a free-to-play location-based augmented reality mobile game, developed by Niantic and published by The Pokémon Company as part of the Pokémon franchise. It was released worldwide in July 2016 for iOS and Android
devices. The game allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual Pokémon!!!
Augmented reality superimposes a virtual layer on top of the real world. For Pokémon Go, this means that you can look at the real world via your screen – much like you were taking a picture – and see a virtual character on the ground in front of you.
Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ·
Lots of INCIDENTS have already been reported related to playing this game:
- Armed robbers are using the game Pokémon Go to lure victims to an isolated traps! Yes you read that right.
wait, there's more: (Read the full article: Pokemon Go unleashed in the UK )
- A little girl found a dead body while she was looking for a Pokemon in a river near her home. Police said the man had died within the last 24 hours and no foul play was suspected.
- Four people were arrested after they used the game to lure players to remote places and then rob them at gunpoint. In response, the makers of Pokemon Go have said people should "play with friends when going to new or unfamiliar places" and "remember to be safe and alert at all times".
- There have also been plenty of reports of people falling over and grazing or cutting themselves because they're not paying attention to what's in front of them while they play.
So far I am not excited to have another distraction invading our privacy and lives! I know my tech freak hubby will be playing it non-stop & definitely luring me to join in and share his fun and excitement! I can't tell yet if i will fall for the temptation of blending in with the society around me to feel cool and trendy....so will see how that will go!
How about you? Are you ready for Pokemon Go Mania?
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