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7 Things You Should Know About the Pokemon Go Game And The Worldwide Youth Cultural Obssession

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Fiona O (562)
Wednesday July 13, 2016, 6:00 pm
In simple terms, 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.

Fiona O (562)
Wednesday July 13, 2016, 6:01 pm
Pokémon Go is easy to use and it’s free.

Fiona O (562)
Wednesday July 13, 2016, 6:02 pm
Your phone allows you to participate in a wild adventure.

By using your phone’s ability to track the time and your location, the game imitates what it would be like if Pokémon really were roaming around you at all times, ready to be caught and collected. And given that many original Pokémon fans are now adults, this idea has the extra benefit of hitting a sweet spot of nostalgia, helping boost its popularity.

Fiona O (562)
Wednesday July 13, 2016, 6:03 pm
For those of you who loved Pokémon in the 90’s, you’ll need to know that there are differences and similarities. Vox explains:
In the handheld games, you simply use a controller to move around the in-game world the developers have made. In Pokémon Go, you have to travel around the real word, and the game uses your GPS and clock to detect your location on the in-game map and decide which Pokémon appear around you.
What’s more, the game does a lot to make you explore your real-world environment at different times. For example, if you go out to a park, you’ll probably see more grass- or bug-type Pokémon. If you go near a lake or ocean, you’ll be able to pick up more water types. And if you go out at night, you’ll see more nocturnal fairy and ghost types.
This is further enhanced by PokéStops, which are essentially notable locations in the real world marked on your in-game map. You can go to these to nab items, including Poké Balls and eggs that can hatch into full Pokémon. It’s also possible to install special items at PokéStops that lure extra Pokémon, which also make the stops glow pink on the map so players know that hanging around will attract extra Pokémon.

Fiona O (562)
Wednesday July 13, 2016, 6:04 pm
This is a game of “augmented reality” which means it blends fantasy with the real world. It’s not “virtual reality” which takes you from your current state and submerses you into a fictional world. Rather, it blends the two.

Fiona O (562)
Wednesday July 13, 2016, 6:05 pm
It isn’t always the right thing to do.

Fiona O (562)
Wednesday July 13, 2016, 6:06 pm
And No. 7, video on site explains it all.

Animae C (509)
Wednesday July 13, 2016, 7:28 pm
Keeping the people dumb & deluded... from an early age!

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Leo C (312)
Thursday July 14, 2016, 6:28 am
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