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Currently, on Cocktail Talk - The Good, the Bad and
<![if !vml]><![endif]>The Pokemon Go "augmented reality game"
launched less than a month ago, has been downloaded 75 million
times, and has been called a global sensation.
Download the app, create a little avatar and walk
around staring at it on your phone until one of 250 cartoon
"Pocket Monsters" pops up on your radar. Using your
phone's camera you see the monsters in your reality. Then by
hitting them with a ball you capture them.
There's a buzz that people are already tired of
Pokemon Go; that it's run it's course. It may have, Nintendo
stock went from $15 to over $38 when it launched, but dropped back
to $25 in a matter of days.
Pokemon Go uses a lot of the technology seen in an
earlier augmented reality game called Ingress. Ingress had
players bouncing around looking for portals, in Pokemon it's
PokeStops. Oddly they're some in the same, and if you want to know
where PokeStops are you should browse the Ingress maps database.
That's the result of the Ingress player's community finding and
You can do more than just catch Pokemon, like buy
things to help you catch more, teach them to fight, and advance
through levels in the game. Trying
to collect different monsters is about as far as most people are
willing to go.
A good thing is people may actually go out for walk
and visit PokeStops, often local churches, banks, libraries and
A bad thing is people getting shot at when they jump
someone's fence in the middle of the night looking for a Pokemon.
Robbers, rapists, and pedophiles are also using
PokeStops to troll for victims, and that's ugly.
Pokemon, Ingress, Niantic, Nintendo, the Good, the
Bad, and the Ugly, or not, that's your call, and that's Cocktail
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