Pokemon Go, a new release from Nintendo is growing more and more popular every day. It has truly struck gamers worldwide with a sensation to get out of their caves and get outside playing this new game! The game uses augmented reality to place these creatures across cities and towns worldwide, and also generating things like gyms and beacons in places of high interest to tourists and locals.
Although this seems like a lot of fun to some people, In some cases it has led to lots of trouble. Including unsightly discoveries and armed robberies. Here’s more on that.
In recent news, A 19 year old girl named Shayla Wiggins found a dead body by the Big Wind River in Wyoming. She says “I was just trying to get a water Pokemon” and “If it wasn’t for this game i probably would of never even gone down there” Despite what she found she says she will continue to play Pokemon go as if the incident had never happened.
In other news, 4 armed robbers have used Pokemon go as a lure for victims by using the Pokemon lure module feature on the app, it spawns more Pokemon in a specific area for 30 minutes at the players cost, this as acted like a trail for gamers alike to come and catch some rare Pokemon, and has resulted in an armed robbery at 2am in the morning, the result of this is that these men are now in custody. Niantic, a joint developer with Nintendo say that “We encourage all people playing Pokemon GO to be aware of their surroundings and to play with friends when going to new or unfamiliar places. Please remember to be safe and alert at all times.”
Overall despite this games immense popularity worldwide, it does have potential dangers to the wrong people and I advise people stay safe when playing the app, but also have fun playing a great game!