Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Pokémon Go

Few games, if any, has threaten the sanity of humans like Pokémon Go. The free app has only been released in 3 countries thus far and already, it is taking the world by storm. Just look on Youtube if you don’t believe me.

The game is basically a real-life version of Pokémon with players needing to walk around in real-life to get to locations where the Pokémon, Pokémon stops and Pokémon Gyms are. Only at these real-life locations would you be able to play the game with the app. 

To the surprise of even game developer Niantic and Nintendo, the game has been downloaded and played so many times, the planned global rollout has been delayed till further notice due to massive demand. So right now the game is only available in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand. Not a good thing for an Australian working in Singapore!

Australian gamer Sonny Truyen was so distressed at not being able to play Pokémon Go in Singapore, he went on Facebook to make a viral rant against the country. Once it made the news, his boss fired him. Yes, a guy in Singapore lost his job because of a game that isn’t even available yet in the country.

Imagine what it will be like once the game is actually available! Time to get a new phone! 

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