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Old 07-14-2016, 04:33 PM   #61
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Best one so far, I think this qualifies as "or worse."


Two men fall off cliff near San Diego while playing Pokemon Go

POSTED 3:45 PM, JULY 14, 2016, BY TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE

ENCINITAS, Calif. — Two men apparently fell from a cliff above a beach near San Diego while they were playing Pokemon Go, according to KSWB.

The men were playing the game Wednesday in Encinitas when they fell more than 75 feet to the beach below. Police say the men got distracted while trying to catch Pokemon.

Crews at the scene used a rope to rescue one of the men. Neither man was seriously injured.

Pokemon Go was released on July 7 and has since been downloaded more than 10 million times to Android and Apple devices.

Players capture the virtual creatures and can amass a collection and train them to battle Pokemon held by other players.

The game is currently only available as an app for smartphone holders in Australia, New Zealand, the U.S., Germany and the U.K.

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its just the 1.6 owners
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I love that we finally have a videogame which poses a non-trivial risk of death to its players.



Girl Hit By Car While Playing ‘Pokémon Go,’ One ‘Pokestop’ Is Home To Sex Offenders

July 14, 2016 3:47 PM

TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) — A woman in western Pennsylvania says her 15-year-old daughter was hit by a car while playing the popular new “Pokemon Go” game on her smartphone.

Tracy Nolan tells WPXI-TV the game took her daughter across a busy highway in Tarentum during the evening rush.

She says the girl had just finished playing the game when she was hit Tuesday around 5 p.m. She remains in the hospital Wednesday with an injured collarbone and foot, as well as cuts and bruises.

The car’s driver stopped and held her daughter’s hand until emergency responders arrived.

The “augmented reality” game encourages players to wander in the physical world to find and catch new Pokemon on their screens.

The game’s popularity has created unintended consequences in everyday life, from annoyed property owners dealing with hordes of monster hunters to store owners using the game to attract customers.

Also this week, the Associated Press reported that game-players in Central California have started showing up to a “Pokestop” that, in reality, is a ranch that houses alcoholics and sex offenders.

Sunny Acres, a 72-acre ranch in San Luis Obispo that includes a sober-living facility where 35 people live, KSBY-TV reported Tuesday.

“We have some criminals, we have some alcoholics, we have drug addicts, we have mentally ill, there are some sex offenders, yes,” Sunny Acres founder Dan De Vaul told the station.

De Vaul, 72, told the Los Angeles Times he was upset.

“I have no idea what Pokemon is,” he said. “I have no idea who put the stop — if it was sabotage — because we don’t want kids showing up here.”

If children visit the property, some sex offenders living there might be placed at risk of being sent back to prison for violating conditions of their probation or parole, De Vaul said.

It was not immediately clear how “Pokemon Go” developer Niantic Inc. chooses its locations.

An email seeking comment from the company about the Sunny Acres location was not immediately returned.

Niantic’s support page has an online request form where players can ask for removal of a location. But it is not guaranteed.

De Vaul said his property also has a thrift store, a strawberry stand, a pumpkin patch and a Christmas tree farm and closing the gates to keep out “Pokemon Go” players would deprive him of income. “I don’t know what to do,” he told the Times.

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Some rather... interesting poke stops










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How far is the pier from you v?



I lost count...
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I found a pokemon:



How do I get it into my phone? It's just hissing at me and it seems angry.
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wave your pokeballs at it
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Joe, you might have to be banned from this thread for posting nothing but negative news stories.
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... said the poke-flinging hipster.





Number of people killed by Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel in a bizarre truck attack while watching Bastille Day fireworks in a country in which Pokemon Go does not exist: 0

Number of people killed by Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel in a bizarre truck attack while watching Bastille Day fireworks in a country in which Pokemon Go exists: 84

Pokemon contributes to terrorism.




Forgot to post this last night. It's from my commute home from work, entering Central Park from the southeast corner across from the Apple store @ 59th & 5th.


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There are reports of people meeting and sexing with other pokemon go players.

so that's gotta be good right?
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I would love to see that program lock every phone for 48 hours. Oh, the hilarity that would ensue.
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More poke-people blocking pedestrian traffic across a fairly busy wooden bridge in central park:


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I found another rare Pokemon in midtown east. This one seems incredibly lazy and sarcastic.

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I went out to the big park down town here in Huntsville on Wednesday night. I'd call you a liar if you told me there were less than 1000 people down there all walking around and having a pleasant evening Catching Them All(c). There is a circuit you can walk to hit about 8 pokestops in 2 blocks to gather loot, including a cluster of three or four you can hit all at the same time. Also, apparently large crowds increase the frequency of rare pokemon spawns, so there was this huge mass of people all wandering around together grabbing unusual pocket monsters.

I felt like a gigantic nerd. It was kind of fun anyway.

EDIT: I say this to say that I picked up 120+ pokeballs in an hour of casual walking. There is probably a place close to you to do the same.

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The same company built ingress built this game. I was an avid player at one point reaching level 10 which is pretty high up. They used the same locations as portals in Ingress for pokestops. I submitted portals all over the country for ingress, and they are all now pokestops as well. I'm a little bummed that I did not get credit for my portal photos that were used in the pokemon game, but at least I did in Ingress.
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I've been able to sign in one time over the last couple of days. Apparently they were already pushing the capacity of their servers, but decided to go ahead and release the game for most of Western Europe this weekend.
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