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App that is driving us crazy. PokemonGo

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Great Gatsby, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. Great Gatsby

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    How many members around the globe had the opportunity to catch Pikachu ? Post your comments about the game. Just over the week after its release in Australia and Newzealand it has finally launched in UK and Germany recently. [​IMG]



    Any suggestions when it will be available for all geo-locations ?
     
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    You mean, driving you crazy ??
     
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    Niantic Labs had already done it with their previous app "Ingress". That led to the creation of Pokemon. I agree, that we are loosing our privacy in all means.
     
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    Who is us? This game isn't driving me crazy. It's just making me realize how stupid people actually are.
     
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    You seem to come across as a kill-joy in the majority of the posts I've seen from you.

    @OP - I enjoyed playing Pokemon as a kid but this doesn't appeal to me.
     
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    I expect real life gang wars soon because of Pokemon Go. People are going to die.

    I think they've done a brilliant job at getting people to go outside though.

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    It's amazing game.. Just love the graphics work.
     
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    How do one make money from Pokemon? Never played it before. Not a game freak though.
     
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    Pokémon Go is one of those things you shouldn't try if you want to be successful in IM. I MEAN IF YOU PLAY IT. it's like a drug. Addicts everywhere.
     
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    It's a good reason to go outside for kids. But I don't wanna waste my time on this. You don't earn anything with it and it take so much time for a few Pokemons..
     
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    Pokemon GO has only been active and going less than a week now, but millions around the world have already become obsessed with it. They are searching their homes, neighborhoods, and cities for characters such as Pikachu, Squirtle, and Charizard.

    Well, as people walk around and stare at their phones even more than usual, they’re paying even less attention and the injuries are truly beginning to pile up.

    In the game, reality is fractured in a way that layers the gameplay on top of the real world. It's so incredibly popular that it became the top grossing app in the Apple iPhone app store mere days after it was released on Wednesday in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.

    No matter where the players go, they can look for different Pokemon hiding around corners or even in plain sight, and try to catch them. It seems simple enough and it kind of is, but it's causing a lot of people to injure themselves and others.

    People are tripping over things. They’re bumping hard into other people. Some are walking straight into walls or the street without looking in any direction. A number of people are complaining of “game-players thumb,” but much more serious injuries are coming forth and it will likely only get worse.

    According to the New York Times, 21-year-old Mike Schultz was skateboarding in New York while staring at his phone to find some creatures on Pokemon GO. That was when he hit a huge crack in the sidewalk, wiped out, and got a cut on his hand.

    Lindsay Plunkett, 23, of North Carolina parked six blocks away from her work to walk further and search for more Pokemon. She also ended up with a bruised shin from wandering around downtown in the rain the night before and tripping over a cinder block.

    The most serious issue is that some Pokemon are showing up on the dashboards of cars, at street intersections, and even on some highways. The Northern Territory Police, Fire, and Emergency Services got on their Facebook page to warn people about walking into their office is not necessary to catch the Pokemon that may be hiding there.

    Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/3290701/th...lly-beginning-to-pile-up/#TutIdMAfcIl4d8jf.99
     
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    I almost hit some fat, neck bearded motherfucker with my car walking in the middle of the road with his goddamn phone right in front of his pimply-assed face at 4:00 this morning. When I gave him a little beep, he stopped for a second and held out his phone in one greasy fist and angrily pointed at it, like I should know better than to get in the way of his fake little pokemon hunt on a four-lane highway in the dark.

    Maybe, in enough time, we will wipe out an entire generation of self-centered, screen-dependent fucking morons.

    In case the above wasn't clear, I'm not a fan of this shit-ass game.

    And god forbid I come across like a kill-joy in the majority of my posts.
     
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    Is this app available for Uk ?
     
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    If you don't like my attitude, use the ignore option. It's there for a reason.

     
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    its a nice game,but you will get bored after a few minuites / hours. just play clash royale lol
     
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    Am pretty sure the producers are looking for a way to monitize you guys playing pokeman right now. You have to choose do you want smart people to monetize your addiction and love or you want to be the one doing the monetizing
     
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    I guess they freeze Pikachu on Antarctica
     
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    There is always a stupidity in most the things we do. It's just a tech fascination. It differs time to time but I agree to you.

    That's right.. playing it some times is fun.

    Yes, It is available in UK.

     
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    They already have. In-game currency. You can spend up to $100 for some poke-coins or something.

    I read an article that said it makes over a million per day. Here's the link:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...rate-1-billion-year-faces-calls-no-areas.html