Pokemon Go

Discussion in 'gaming and consoles' started by bi0boy, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    I always thought that the end of civilization would happen when everyone has bought more useless crap than would fit in their home. Without access to our "stuff" it would force us to all to take up a hunter/gatherer lifestyle again.

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  2. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    If people are going crazy for this in countries like the US and Australia, where there's generally a bit of space to move around, there's going to be carnage when it's released in places like Tokyo and Hong Kong.
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  3. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    The world is going to end
  4. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Apparently, someone got hit by a car while playing Go.

    Imo, the people who get hit by a car while playing Go, are the same people who fall off cliffs while taking selfies.
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  5. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Apparently that's not true.
  6. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    At least it's getting people out of the house - in fact, I wouldn't be too surprised if the whole game turned out to be a fiendish plot involving parents who wanted to lure Pokemon players out of their basements.
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  7. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    I think the idea is genius. A video game coupled with going outside. :D
  8. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    Or, retailers wanting people in the malls.
  9. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    This is just a re-skin of Ingress.
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  10. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    'Pokemon GO' Combined With a Drone Is a Great Example of Human Ingenuity

  11. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    I'm sure that will be next. If I owned a cafe I'd pay Nintendo lots of money to increase the number of people milling about on the pavement outside from that one homeless guy to 500 latte-starved teens and techies.
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  12. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    I bet they already have retailers knocking on their doors wanting to be used as a "gym."

    They could even set up a lucrative side racket in Pokemon protection. They could steer players to someone's house and then demand a payment to remove the nuisance. :D
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  13. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    Holocaust Museum asks visitors to cool it with the Pokemon Go
  14. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

  15. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    They've also been spotted at Auschwitz and the 9/11 Museum. Could be only a matter of time until Pokemon start popping up in places like the Kaaba.
  16. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Apart from the unfortunate places being tagged as gyms and so on, I think this is a fucking great idea.

    I'm seeing some people saying they have depression and struggle to find a reason to leave the house who are walking miles looking for pokemon and feeling exhilarated. I mean seriously, I'm also seeing loads of people disparaging the game and its players but frankly fuck them so very hard because it's nice to just be happy people have something they enjoy, especially when it's breaking the mould of having them sat inside.
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  17. moomoo

    moomoo Not so yummy mummy

    My son (who never used to leave his room) keeps saying 'can I pop out for a minute?'.

    And his sister and her friends have now started playing it.

    I think it's hilarious!!
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  18. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

    This is like a flashback to "Watching Pokemon gives kids epileptic fits" hype:

    US Holocaust museum asks Pokemon Go players to stop
    Pokémon Go Players Anger 9/11 Memorial Visitors: 'It's a Hallowed Place'
    Police fear the dark side of Pokemon Go

    Why Playing Pokémon Go Might Be Deadly For Black Men
    Pokemon Go craze is causing real-life injuries and danger

    Top marks to the Daily fucking Mail, lol:

    Is this the world's most dangerous game? Fears new Pokemon Go app craze could be used by pedophiles to lure unsuspecting young players

  19. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

    The digital Pied Piper, leading all the narcissists into the river.
  20. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

    any news on uk release date yet p.s?
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  21. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    It's so obvious when people are playing this game in the street. I've already seen a few in central London.

    I'm not into Pokemon but I like the sudden popularisation of augmented reality as a potential to more interesting apps coming along.
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  22. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

    I've actually become suspicious of anyone who has their phone out in public now!
  23. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    No announcement yet. They shelved it because the servers couldn't cope.

    You can still get it via shenanigans (not illegal, I should state).
  24. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

  25. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Bigger than Twitter? WTF
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  26. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    OK, can someone please explain, preferably in small words written in crayon, wtf this thing is?
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  27. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    An 'augmented reality' app based around the usual premise of a Pokemon game - gotta catch 'em all.

    So, you download it to your phone (for free).

    It uses your gps tracking data. You head outside, and wander around. As you do so, it tracks where you are and lets you know if there are any pokemon listed as being nearby. You follow the map on your phone to find them. When you find them, it switches to camera mode, so you see the real world through your camera on your phone, with the pokemon in question superimposed into the scene - that's the augmented reality bit. Then you try to catch it.

    The aim is to collect as many pokemon as possible, requiring you to travel far and wide to get them. You can train them, increase their levels, eventually taking them to pokemon gyms (which are stationed in real-world public places like parks and libraries and lol police stations) to train them even more. You can pit your pokemon in battle against other people's pokemon.

    There are 3 teams, you join one of them. There's something to do with teams fighting to control certain real-life areas, but I don't understand that part.
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  28. strung out

    strung out (",)

    A mobile phone game.
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  29. strung out

    strung out (",)

    Also, Teams Mystic and Instinct suck
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  30. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

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