Pokemon Go!

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We’ve all heard the stories of Pokemon Go players so oblivious to the world around them while playing the game, walking into traffic, heck some even playing while they are driving! Now there’s video of another Pokemon Go player, Twitch streamer Rickybot, in New York Central Park alone, in the dark, playing and streaming Pokemon Go. What could possibly go wrong? Just about everything and you can see it on video because Rickybot was streaming at the time. (more…)

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One of the first things Ash Ketchum of Pallet Town ever achieved was earning the trust of his brand new Pikachu. Following a turblent first impression, he struggled with the mercurial mouse almost half way along Route One. It was so unwilling to give in to the whim of this sloppy ten-year-old that Ash spent the first day dragging it along by a cord. Ash won Pikachu’s trust when they were attacked by a vicious flock of Spearow and Ash threw himself in the way of their fierce beaks and claws to keep his Pokémon safe, proving that he loved it. (more…)

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Last month, the release of Pokemon Go made people aware of what they were missing in their lives: mindlessly wandering around their town or city looking for pocket monsters, whilst barely being aware of their surroundings. With the kind of unprecedented success that Pokemon Go has enjoyed, not to mention the accompanying media exposure, it would be rather rash for the developer, Niantic, would do anything to jeopardize that good will, and great press, but that seems to be what’s happening as a new update to the game is leaving fans fuming, as well as Niantic’s move to quash other apps trying to piggyback on their success. (more…)

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While pretty much all the games in the main Pokémon series have retained an almost unrivalled level in popularity – note the barely lowered prices of any of them in second hand shops – the franchise has been rocketed back into the public sphere by the recent release of Niantic‘s augmented reality game Pokémon Go. Its sheer popularity has caused the servers to be under almost constant pressure, been incorporated in an MMA taunt and even inspired a range of sex toys. It has rebooted the idea of a live action Pokémon movie – not a new idea, but one that has been debated for a long time. (more…)

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Pokemon Go is so big. How big is it? I dunno, why don’t you ask the bulbous Bulbasaur dildo sitting in your significant others sock drawer. Given the insane popularity and influence Pokemon has on the world right now, leave it to the adult entertainment industry to make some f**k toys out of it.

Called “Pokémoan“, the toys come fashioned after the starter Pokémon available in the game. You can choose either Bulby, Charmy, Squirty or Piky. (more…)

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Pokémon GO, released on July 6th this month, has become a phenomenal success; it has become such a large success, in fact, that San Diego Comic-Con staff realized they had a problem on their hands—the panel for the game was originally scheduled for room 25ABC, a small room for less than 500 people. With how popular the mobile app had become, the space given for the panel no longer reflected the interest; SDCC staff decided to bring out the big gun, Hall H. The hall is an actual hangar that can hold thousands and thousands of attendees; this sacred space is usually for panels on the scale of DC and Marvel. The best part? The hall was still filled to capacity, with people pouring out the doors. People wanted the newest info on their precious game… and maybe a chance at a rare catch. (more…)

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As this country continues to grow Pokémon Go crazy, movie studios are taking notice. After all, the app has grown in such popularity that it’s overtaking pretty much any other application used to connect to the internet. Pokémon Go has more users that even twitter. There are more people using the mobile app than access other more popular internet items currently. People are literally falling off of cliffs to play this game. So it’s no surprise that Hollywood wants in on the action.

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Even though it has barely been out a fortnight, Pokémon GO has already broken records for its popularity. Despite bug upon bug, glitch upon glitch and the servers almost constantly down, it has become one of the most downloaded mobile apps ever released. It has been mentioned in both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s campaign speeches. It has been Googled so many times that, at one point, it was more commonly sought after than porn and the search for ‘Pokémon’ on porn websites is becoming worryingly common as people just can’t get it off the brain. People are going crazy for this game, with countless fans storming through it, levelling up as high as they can and catching ’em all. (more…)

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You can’t blink without seeing Pokémon Go in our daily lives anymore. Everyone has it on their phones and now instead of sitting down and swiping for candy, everyone is outside trying to catch Pokémon monsters every day. Go in any major city and you will see people looking downward letting their phones lead them to “catching them all” over town. The hype surrounding the app is getting so big, that it’s invading professional sports now.

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, Pokémon Go is the newest taking the world by storm. Within one week, not only has the app brought Nintendo back to life in a big way (adding $7.5 billion to Nintendo’s market revenue), but now people are actually going outside of the house. For years most of our mobile app games had us crushing candy from sitting on our couches, desks, or toilets, but now the Pokémon Go little spaces in search of these Pokémon creatures. Because this is almost a new territory in the world of phone apps, people are very excited to be a part of it. People are walking around their neighborhoods, meeting new people, getting exercise as a result of this new phenomenon. But there’s also a dark side to all this fun….  (more…)