Monday, July 11, 2016

Pokemon Go’s unexpected side effect: injuries - The Washington Post

Also see Police: Pokemon Go has been used to target armed-robbery victims (The Washington Post), Pokemon Go Hit Underscores Nintendo’s Potential in Mobile Gaming (Bloomberg), and What is Pokémon Go and why is everybody talking about it? (Recode)
"People are really getting into Pokemon Go, a new mobile take on the classic franchise. In fact, they’re maybe getting a little too into it.

The game, made by Niantic and the Pokemon Company, was released late on July 6, and allows players to capture Pokemon in real-world locations. The app makes the little monsters appear on your smartphone screen, through the camera, as you walk through your neighborhood -- making it seem as if they are right in front of you. The game quickly shot to the top of the charts for Apple’s free apps and has gathered at least 100,000 downloads on Google’s Play store. It also quickly led to an unexpected side effect: a number of reported Pokemon-related injuries."
Pokemon Go’s unexpected side effect: injuries - The Washington Post
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