Wednesday, 13 July 2016

How do people really feel about the game Pokemon Go......after the death it caused!

More suffer as a result of playing Pokemon Go, According to reports, armed robbers are using the geo location feature to lure their victims to isolated areas, this happened in Missouri recently and has left a lot of people quite traumatized by the incident. 

According to The Guardian 

"At about 2am in O’Fallon, Missouri, officers responded to a robbery report that led them to four people, all local residents aged 16 to 18, in a black BMW in a CVS parking lot. The occupants tried to discard a handgun out of the car when an officer approached, said Sgt Bill Stringer. The officer then identified the four people as suspects of similar armed robberies described in St Louis and St Charles counties."

The adult suspects were charged with first degree robbery, a felony, and had bond set at $100,000 cash, Stringer said.
Stringer added that police believe the suspects used the phone app, which directs users to capture imaginary creatures superimposed onto the real world, to tempt players into secluded areas where they could be easily robbed. At a certain level in the game, he noted, players can congregate at local landmarks to join teams and battle.
“Using the geolocation feature,” Stringer said, “the robbers were able to anticipate the location and level of seclusion of unwitting victims.”
This is quite alarming and it seems like it's just beginning.....

We are sure you have heard about this game before, Pokemon Go has been literally taking over the world! Every person, man, woman, child, no matter the age has downloaded Pokemon go and is playing it multiple time a day. Now, if you by some chance are not familiar with the game Pokemon, the history of the game can be found on Bulbapdia. But just a brief rundown, this game was made by a native from Tokyo, Japan Mr. Satoshi Tajiri who has since with help built the game over two decades now into the metropolis that it is today. 

Now, this game though popular and loved by many has also been the source of a lot of controversy over the decades that it has existed. In the beginning of it's existence it has sparked many a fire with religious organisations claiming the game to be hedonistic. However, in it's new come back it has already caused a death to occur as reported by

"On Friday, a 19-year-old wandering Pokémon hunter in Wyoming discovered a dead body floating in the Big Wind River while on a quest.
On Saturday one man in Massachusetts woke up to a garden full of wandering Pokémon players after his home, which was once a church, had been marked as a ‘gym."

Some even speculate that the game has ulterior motives, as it tracks all locations of it's participants and may be taking pictures while users are trapping Pokemon, allegedly. This is quite a scary thought as Pokemon can appear in ones home, in their rooms or anywhere else the game may place them. Now, what we are interested in knowing is, how does the world feel about the game and whether or not people think the game may lead to even more deaths to come. 
Comment below and let us know how you feel about this game and whether or not, you will have your kids playing it after hearing about the death of the 19 year old, and the alleged tracking of users and image gathering of their most personal information.