So last week Pokemon Go hit the app stores for both ios and android devices. Well it kind of did. It only managed to really officially launch in the States before crashing due to heavy heavy traffic. You might wonder what is Pokemon Go. Basically it’s similar to the old Gameboy games, I saw old but they still make new ones, this one though is basically just you the person playing in real life while the app renders a 3D Pokemon for you to catch based off your location.
Why is it so massively popular? The only answer I’ve got is that this is what happens when my generation becomes the dominant force in pop culture. There isn’t anyone around the age of say 26 and up who didn’t grow up with Pokemon as a massive part of their childhood. This app basically allows you to live out a childhood dream that would never ever happen. Plus there have been apparently some good side effects. Mainly to go outside and get exercise since the proper way to us the app is to go and move around your community.
Obviously this will lead to bad things. I’ve read some stories about people going up to the house of a Hells Angels hangout, falling into lakes, and walking into poles. Keep in mind these aren’t kids, these are people who are old enough to know better. Seriously if your about to walk into a sketchy neighborhood turn around and leave that simple.