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Pokemon Go app
« on: 12 July, 2016, 09:59:26 AM »
US went mad over this app, and it about to be released in UK soon!

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Re: Pokemon Go app
« Reply #1 on: 12 July, 2016, 10:15:17 AM »
I assumed it was already out as I've heard about nothing else since last Friday.

Turns out you can get it but you need to mess around with your location.
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Re: Pokemon Go app
« Reply #2 on: 12 July, 2016, 11:48:34 AM »
Be careful, it's not all fun and games.

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Re: Pokemon Go app
« Reply #3 on: 12 July, 2016, 12:17:32 PM »
Ask James Stacey about his Charizard.  Oh, and ask him about Pokemon Go too.

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Re: Pokemon Go app
« Reply #4 on: 14 July, 2016, 12:29:53 PM »
I caught my first just now - a Pidgey!

I also scored some pokeballs from a nearby store. 

I'm quite impressed by this!  I can see how addictive it's going to be.  Me and the girls are going to have a lot of fun, and hopefully it will promote more outdoorsy type stuff.  A game that encourages you to walk!  Sorted.

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Re: Pokemon Go app
« Reply #5 on: 14 July, 2016, 12:39:51 PM »
I been try this Pokemon Go app, you only go to those areas and catch Pokemons, bring level up, that's it. But it will drain your Mobile Data. If your kids got it, you will get huge monthly bills. Very pointless app.

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Re: Pokemon Go app
« Reply #6 on: 14 July, 2016, 03:27:39 PM »
I been try this Pokemon Go app, you only go to those areas and catch Pokemons, bring level up, that's it. But it will drain your Mobile Data. If your kids got it, you will get huge monthly bills. Very pointless app.
It drains your battery but doesnt seem to be too data heavy. Its just geolocation data.

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Re: Pokemon Go app
« Reply #7 on: 14 July, 2016, 04:25:29 PM »
Caught my first two, but bleedin' hell it doesn't half suck the life out of your battery!
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Re: Pokemon Go app
« Reply #8 on: 14 July, 2016, 04:40:34 PM »
I been try this Pokemon Go app, you only go to those areas and catch Pokemons, bring level up, that's it. But it will drain your Mobile Data. If your kids got it, you will get huge monthly bills. Very pointless app.

It's just become the biggest mobile game ever in the US - 21 million active daily users, more than FB and Twitter - so, however else you might want to describe it, 'pointless'  wouldn't be one of the terms I'd pick.
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Re: Pokemon Go app
« Reply #9 on: 14 July, 2016, 04:55:11 PM »

It's just become the biggest mobile game ever in the US - 21 million active daily users, more than FB and Twitter - so, however else you might want to describe it, 'pointless'  wouldn't be one of the terms I'd pick.

Not if you have shares in Nintendo, that's for sure.  I only found out what Pokemon Go was yesterday.
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Re: Pokemon Go app
« Reply #10 on: 14 July, 2016, 04:56:49 PM »
Yep know it is biggest popular in US, but that was release last week, so wait and see next few weeks. it can drain battery so easy. and use data much.

But still enjoy Fallout Shelter :D

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Re: Pokemon Go app
« Reply #11 on: 14 July, 2016, 05:03:24 PM »
I'm a Spectrum man meself.

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Re: Pokemon Go app
« Reply #12 on: 14 July, 2016, 05:32:05 PM »
I been try this Pokemon Go app, you only go to those areas and catch Pokemons, bring level up, that's it. But it will drain your Mobile Data. If your kids got it, you will get huge monthly bills. Very pointless app.

My 11 year old couldn't be more excited for this, and as a kid with anxieties about going outside, he's actively looking to head out and catch pokemon with me and the missus, as well as giving us a great way to convince him to go to new places that he'd otherwise want to steer clear off.

Pointless is in the eye of the beholder, I suppose!

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Re: Pokemon Go app
« Reply #13 on: 14 July, 2016, 06:57:56 PM »
Ha! My partner was passingly curious about it. I showed her, explained the basic principles, and asked if she was going to instal it.

'Pfft  - nah!' she said 'It looks totally pointless.'

She then proceeded to play her freemium 'build a kingdom' game that she spends hours a week on.

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Re: Pokemon Go app
« Reply #14 on: 14 July, 2016, 08:35:58 PM »
As a seasoned Pokemon fan, I sadly found the game app to lack something the actually Nintendo console games have in spades. I can't say what for the life of me, charm? Story? Universal investment? Whatever it is, I spent 2 hours wandering about St. Peter Port catching half a dozen Rattats and Pidgeys before I got bored, went home and cracked out the 3DS, booting up Omega Ruby for the memories.