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What the hell is wrong with me?
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Mmm lets see?

 
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How much time do you have? This could take a while.

Oh, aren't you glad you didn't ask this on RSP?
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Nope, no pokemon in here. *walks in a random direction*
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Pokemon GO - Making normal people look like creepy stalkers!
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sigmazero13 wrote:
Pokemon GO - Making normal people look like creepy stalkers!


Hold still, while I flick my pokeballs at you.
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Can't wait until it comes out in Canada.

I almost want to move to the US just for this.
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MWChapel wrote:
sigmazero13 wrote:
Pokemon GO - Making normal people look like creepy stalkers!


Hold still, while I flick my pokeballs at you.

The sad thing is, I'm probably going to download it, too.

I have a friend who was using it, so he and his wife took a walk. They ended up at the local park, and afterwards they realized what they must have looked like to the parents of the kids there, pointing their phones everywhere.
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The servers are crap right now. Also, it needs a friend list and trading. Once those are sorted out it will be a good game. Everyone's doing it right now though and I don't know how long it will last, so if you're going to try it I guess that now would be the time.
 
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And half of ChitChat has no idea how popular this game is right now.
Here is a hint: Don't invade your local police station:

CNN wrote:
A new smartphone game is challenging Pokémon fans to venture into the real world to "catch 'em all," which is concerning some police officers in Australia.

Pokémon GO uses augmented reality to place creatures and items in real locations, including the Eiffel Tower, Shinjuku Station, and... Darwin Police Station in Australia.

In a Facebook post, the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services asks players not to go hunting inside the station, saying that they merely need to be close to the building to collect their goodies.

As you walk through the world, Pokémon GO uses your phone's GPS to alert you when you're close to a creature. When you turn on the camera, the Pokémon appears overlaid on whatever your phone sees, and players can flick Pokéballs with their fingers to capture them.
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Pikachu, I choose you to pass into the Iris!
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What a colossally bad idea. As if the kids weren't dangerous enough looking at their phones when they should be paying attention to walking and driving.
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Pokemon GO: Yet another sign of the apocalypse.

#lawn
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It'll get kids out of the house, and get them outside for some fresh air, until they wander into abandoned factories because that's the only place you can catch a Ghastly.
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I installed it because I wanted to see if it was appropriate for my autistic son. There was a Charmander in my kitchen.
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HiveGod wrote:
Only my phone can see the demons, but bullets always tell the truth.


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Is it different from Ingress?
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Yeah, this thing is causing some really odd behaviour from otherwise sane people around here...

On the other hand, people are getting out and about, going for nice long walks, and meeting new people (and, y'know, being nice to these new people instead of the usual grunt, sneer, or ignore).

Quite strange. People who would never have considered playing a Pokemon game are perfectly happy to install this app on their phone.
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MWChapel wrote:
What the hell is wrong with me?


We just want you to know that you will be welcome back to Chit Chat whenever you are ready? Until then, good hunting, and try not to get hit by a bus.
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Pokemon Go: Major Highway Accident After Man Stops In Middle Of Highway To Catch Pikachu!

I don't think that's going to be the last of those incidents.

I like the idea of it getting people outside to go explore. Perhaps there will be some kind of upgrade that will disable it if you are going faster than some given speed.


EDIT: I got duped, the article is from a satire news site. It seemed plausible enough, but at least for now it's untrue.
 
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OK I've caught 5 pokemon but I don't get it. It says "pokemon nearby" but I have no idea how to figure out where the hell they are, I just never see them unless I use my incense, and when I do nothing seems to work better than just sitting there and waiting for them to show up. Is there some way you know where to go to find them?

I went to a pokestop with my daughter but the servers crashed or something because I could spin the thing but it just stayed blank, and when I tapped the ">" button I got a big blank screen. Then the app crashed a few minutes later and it won't log me in again.

So, it seems like it could be really cool...but so far, not. Except that my fox creature (eevee? Something like that) is nice.
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I just hit the park with my daughter. She thought it was the coolest thing ever. I have no idea what I'm doing, but we managed to stumble onto a dozen or so critters.

Works for me, in terms of having a "kill a few hours with the girl" activity.
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