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Who's excited for Pokemon GO! to release?

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by skarfeys, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. skarfeys

    skarfeys DI Junior Member

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    I've been checking the google play store everyday now.
    There has been conflicting reports on when the release date is, hopefully soon.
    Maybe we can come together and exchange tips and locations on where pokemon are.
    See you around trainers :smile:
     
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    Pretty sure that game has been released in the West already. I've been watching a lot of YouTube videos on reviews and news about the game.....some of it pretty insane, like home owners getting paranoid about people sitting outside their homes for extended periods of time completing game tasks, people getting robbed and even one murder being witnessed in a live stream.

    To those that have no idea what this game is, it is a game that uses your phone's gps/real location for actual game play. The 'game world" is based off of real geographical location and players that are in your physical location are competitors/allies/enemies. One of the first real life "social" games.

    I don't personally know sh*t about Pokémon (only spelled right because my phone's spellchecker corrected me) but the game is extremely popular and its worldwide bandwidth usage has quickly taken over some of the top mobile apps spots. If i were 20 years younger this might be something i could really get in to.
     
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    Don't look for me anytime soon, I still haven't downloaded that Angry Birds game everyone was nuts about a few? years ago.
     
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    Not much Interested in Games but my nephew in the UK has been commenting elsewhere that he can't get it to load. :bookworm:
     
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    skarfeys DI Junior Member

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    True there are some drawbacks to the game, but on the bright side its bringing people outdoors again.
    Especially kids who don't know how to play outside anymore.
     
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    Before this Pokemon thing there was Geocaching far better to find a psychical box with goodies than an imaginary image! Geocaching takes you to far and wide places of interest with a gps and there are many different sorts of caches.
    A good family hobby for the kids also,there aren't many here though,I think only 4-5 locally on southern Negros.

    A Pokemon Go player called 999 to report stolen Pokemon.

    The emergency call was made at 11:15 BST on Friday, the day after the hit smartphone game was launched in the UK, Gloucestershire Police said.

    The operator ended the conversation "swiftly" after giving "words of advice" about when it was appropriate to call 999, a spokesman said.

    The game sees players search for digital creatures Pokemon Go player calls 999 to report 'stolen Pokemon' - BBC News
     
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    I am in the US, I don't have the game, nor am I interested. I will say this, the way it works allows people (anyone) to place "characters" in various locations, and there are stories of nefarious people leading others to bad locations to assault/rob them, etc. Also, people getting injured while staring at their phones, getting hit by cars, falling down, etc....I am not sure it will be a good thing there all things considered.....
     
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    Stupid people have been finding ways to hurt/kill themselves doing things that the VAST majority of people do safely every single day.
    See this link for examples: Darwin Awards. Chlorinating The Gene Pool.
    A few idiots should not ruin it for the rest of humanity. :wink:
     
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    This game will be huge for pushing augmented reality. This is a silly app, but the space will get pushes hard now. More useful apps will follow along with a flood of more silly apps.
     
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    Smart to Welcome Pokemon GO in PH with Free Access for Subscribers
    Smart to Welcome Pokemon GO in PH with Free Access for Subscribers

    One with the legions of Filipinos excited for the arrival of Pokemon GO in the country, leading mobile services provider Smart Communications has announced that it will give subscribers 7 days of free data access to Pokemon GO upon the launch of the hit game in the Philippines. This offer is available on both Android and iOS users.

    Smart and TNT subscribers who are using iPhones or Android smartphones can enjoy 7 days free data access to Pokemon GO upon accessing the game and start playing without data charges for 7 days upon the launch of the game in the country.
    (more at the above link)
     
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