Pokémon Go Lunacy

The world is searching for Pokémon !

It’s been the mid 1990s since the genre of entertainment was this popular ..

My 5-year-old son’s knowledge of Pokémon Go forced me to have to look more information up about this than I ever would have in the past..  The newest fad taking over media is surely fun for some, but fun gone far for others.

A small snippet of information  of the goings-on throughout the real world..

The game has earned Nintendo $7 bil (with a b) .. but it also coming with a huge security risk..
Apparently people, frustrated for the search for Pokemon characters, lost his job..

The DAILY BEAST reports that is a hacker’s dream come true..Along with that, fans have taken over Central Park to find Pokemon characters in real life. The scary side of it all: While you track Pokemon, Pokemon tracks you!

It also leads to robberies and injuries..

BUT NASA SAYS NO POKEMON IN SPACE!

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The amazing part to me,  more than how people are being affected by the game, is the marketing! The brilliant marketing.

For four full days, Mashable has gone hardcore Pokémon Go in coverage. My Facebook news feed has been propelling through life with a constant stream of Pokémon Go .. And finally, most likely due to advertising companies listening to my family conversations through my phone and computer (don’t doubt me on that), ads popping up on websites are for .. drumroll .. Pokemon Go.

Pokémon Go uses your phone’s GPS and clock to detect where and when you are in the game and make Pokémon “appear” around you (on your phone screen) so you can go and catch them. As you move around, different and more types of Pokémon will appear depending on where you are and what time it is. The idea is to encourage you to travel around the real world to catch Pokémon in the game.

If you are searching, be aware: The original Pokémon set of characters was only about 150. Today, as the ‘Go’ search goes, the list has swelled to more than 700..

The full list here.

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