Pokémon Go Craze: People Quit Jobs to hunt PokémonAdded: Friday, July 15th, 2016
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Welcome professional Pokémon hunters: for example, New Zealander Tom Currie quit his job last week to start a 2-month tour across the country with the aim of capturing all of the Pokémon released on smartphone game. Each morning the 24-year-old Kiwi gets some coffee, packs a rain jacket and lunch and heads into the wilderness to hunt Pokémon.
So far, the mobile game sensation Pokémon Go has changed the lives of the over 20 million people who’ve downloaded it. The game works through your smartphone’s camera overlaying around 250 Pokémon characters into real-world settings. You need to capture these creatures by throwing Pokéballs at them, which you need to collect at various interesting places like historic landmarks or graffiti walls. You will slowly “level up” during the game until you reach the status of Pokémon trainer and be able to take a passel of captured creatures to a Pokégym and teach them how to fight. Besides, players are also able to purchase objects to use inside the game.
Tom Currie has already booked 20 bus trips around the country and has already visited 6 South Island towns, catching Pokémon at every stop. So far he has captured more than half of the 151 Pokémon released on the game. He explains that he wanted to have an adventure after having been working for 6 years. Pokémon Go gave him the chance to live that dream and get a break.
The experience is really interesting in hot spots for Pokémon hunters, where you can see about 100 people hunting, some of whom would usually be shut up at home and really reclusive. It sounds bizzare, but a virtual game is what brings them into the real world. Currie’s journey has already piqued the nation’s interest, and he has been approached by transport companies that offered to take him to remote parts of the country to hunt for rare Pokémon.
Friday, July 15th, 2016
|posted by (2016-07-15 15:41:11)|
|I dont get it|
|posted by (2016-07-15 16:50:12)|
|posted by (2016-07-15 17:08:13)|
|And now it's just been found out that the Pokemon Go app is full of malware. pmsl|
|i dont want it, id rather drive round the american deep south collecting road kill recipes from rednecks|
|there's a hunt in my town today. if some 24 year old shows up i'm sure he will be arrested lol|
|wait until the trade function gets added in the game, theres gonna be tons of peeps gonna sell to lover for cash alot of cash|
|posted by (2016-07-15 19:06:20)|
|How to control the masses? Sell them on a game and lead them to a cliff and jump and spend millions of dollars.|
|posted by (2016-07-16 09:44:47)|
|I wonder what his girlfriend says about all....oh of course...silly me.|
|the last things the kiwis hunted to extinction was the moa !!|
now it's pokemon.....good grief !!
|GAME IS BASED ON iNGRESS FOR anDROID. wAY BETTER GAME IF YOU ASK ME.|
|posted by (2016-07-16 15:57:28)|
|I weep for humanity!|
|you can play the original pokemon go game on your pc, its like the app can log in with google account play with wasd, location set at sydney can change|
en dot bignox dot com slash pokemongo
|Society is so pathetic .. why people don't have better things to do is just shocking..|
Lol they did have better things to do.. Thats why they had to quit their jobs, so they no longer have anything better to do and can focus solely on the game haha.
|Are these people complete cunts?|
|posted by (2016-07-17 03:44:27)|
|the crowds are unbelievable |
|posted by (2016-07-17 09:05:35)|
|HAHAHA yeah the new Pokemon Game, my little bother plays this, and i saw ppl grown ass ppl gathering around to Catch Pokemons in Macdonald, supermarkets and other places.Pathetic...kids i can understand but.. grown ppl with family and kids? i mean WTFFF, and it's not only men either women too. this shit makes me laugh and Angry at the Same time LOL|
|posted by (2016-07-17 17:49:15)|
|Car accidents, also heard someone walked into a lake at night while looking for one. Also people getting pick pocketed, etc. What a mess...|
|Folks is this what our society have came to freaking cell phone game sad this guy should take a vacation he would have a job and good payed to travel|
|While anything done to an extreme can be dangerous. I have to agree that people who enjoy and activityshould stop and and spend their time feeling morally superior while they download movies for free. Another obsession that destroys society. Watching movies and tv shows. Sitting in a chair and watching for hours. Society is pathetic. Allowing entertainment, when time could be spent, volunteering for charitable causes. Like all the superior people commenting on this topic. And if you can't understand something then that means it is bad. That's a truism. People should work and never leave a job even if they don't like it. Then spend time volunteering. east sleep and do it again. Just like all the people making astute points here. That is what would make society great.|
|or they could spend time looking at avatars on ET and send me msgs thinking im a girl, yeah society is dumb|
|or what movie what movie your avatar is from......really !|
|posted by (2016-07-19 01:40:25)|
|This Is Craziness|
WTF Are People Thinking About?
Is There A Prize To Win?
|Pokemon Go is a Cia alphabet agency spy app disguised as a game. THe creater got funded by a company that funds intellegence gathering projects for the CIA. Go to youtube and type in Pokenmon GO conspiracy or similar to watch videos explaining it all. Also the license agreemnent every presses OK without reading states they can give or sell all your private information obtained by the game to any company or government agency they want to. I would post more often here But I'm usually blocked from logging in either by extra torrent or some or group agency etc.|
|Now there are millions of lives camera feeds worldwide with GPS location from the game players which the intelligence agencies can monitor|
|posted by (2016-07-19 05:10:58)|
|Truck driver in France/Nice was looking at his smart phone for pokemon's, and look how many people got killed!|
|@ robbow123, well said!|
|Back when I was growing up all we had was the Go & an imagination plus Pokemon was a sentence created by Jamaicans when asked where'd they just come from..|
(For those not "highbrow" enough the poky is slang for jail & mon is of course Jamaican for man so when they asked the Jamaican where'd he just come from? the Pokemon..!) <- that's next level funny
|posted by (2016-07-22 03:33:06)|
|I know little about the Pokémon cartoon, game franchise, or any other corollaries attributed to the overall phenomena in general, but I'll be damned if I wasn't intrigued after watching the Pokémon Go Trailer on Youtube. Does this demote my status down to that of a groupie-fangirl even though I have yet to download or play it? Well, consider me guilty of all charges then. Heeeheeee~|
|posted by (2016-07-22 10:53:20)|
|I get it, the loser that quit his job apparently didn't have much to lose by doing so or, he's the village idiot. lol...and it's freemium! hahahaaaaaaaaaaa|
@robbow123 agreed but some just stand head and shoulders above the rest and at least he's providing a valuable psycho-social service by being someone almost anyone can feel superior to
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