Pokémon GO: An Augmented Reality(AR) Focused Game! Is It Really Safe To Play?
After months of anticipation, Pokemon Go is finally coming out now across various regions. With so much excitement stirring about the launch of The Pokemon Company’s new app.
Pokemon Go is a fascinating new AR-focused mobile app that’s taking the iconic series to uncharted territories. With an experience that encourages players to explore and interact with the environment around them, Pokemon Go is shaping up to be one of the most unique mobile apps yet.
But some incidents are happening which are not as impressive as we anticipated like literally 50 to 60 kids, ages ranging from 14 to 20, who were walking around town like literal zombies. Kids were walking across the street without looking, people were driving up one way streets and out till roughly 03:00 in the morning. We think we are going to hear a lot of bad press on this game as the weeks continue.
Even cops had to offer good advice to Pokemon Go players – “Stay safe out there, Pokemon trainers”
Pokemon Go is rolling out and we’ve already spent far too long staring at our screens while out in the wild. The upside is we’ve caught a Pidgey, Rattata, Zubat, Venonat, Slopoke, Drowsey, and Spearow (Pokemon names).
The downside, however, is we’ve almost walked into a lamppost twice and actually have collided with a few power walking members of the public. Understandably, they weren’t to impressed with, “I’m sorry I was trying to catch a Pokemon,” as an excuse.
Inadvertently walking into the path of danger is, at this point, just a matter of time. It seems the authorities are aware of this problem and are stepping in to provide some helpful advice.
Australia’s Northern Territory Police, Fire, and Emergency Services has published a post on its Facebook page telling Pokemon Go players to look up once in a while, and also to stop coming into police stations to stock up on Poke Balls.
Remember folks, don’t risk your lives over a Sandshrew, officer Jenny(In-game police officer name) wouldn’t be very pleased either. Now if it’s a Haunter, that’s another matter entirely…
Not to mention but this game caused so many incidents(I’m afraid not good ones) like these are going viral –
“A 19-year old girl has made a rather grisly discovery while hunting for Pokémon near a waterway in her city of Riverton, Wyoming. Shayla Wiggins jumped a fence to chase a Pokémon near the Wind River but, to her shock, discovered the corpse of a dead man floating in the water instead.”
“Man searching for Pokémon at 3:00a.m caught up in ‘drug deal’ mix-up”
and there are more you can google it.
At the end we can conclude that Real world game can have real dangers so be aware of your surroundings and you gotta keep your head up. The company has launched one product called ‘Pokemon Go plus’ which is bluetooth device, better to use it to be safe, it allows you to receive notifications that way you don’t have to constantly stare your phone screen.
After all it is only a game why risk our life for it. We are not opposing to play it but want to spread a message “Play is safe” .
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