That Pokemon thing



  • Just thought we should "thread" this phenomenon - Pokemon Go
     
    I don't do it but know plenty of young uns who do
     
    Haven't seen anything capture the attention on such a global scale - Rubiks cube, yo yo, nah
     
    Wondering just how it will die out
     
    Anyone do it? Jegga, c'mon mate fess up 🙂  Dogmeat?...



  • Wondering just how it will die out

    Of course, people will just get bored, attention spans and all that.
     



  • Took the boy for a walk up to the shops last night  (about 3km round trip) and he borrowed his Mum's phone to play it - he wasn't going to walk with me at all until that happened.
     
    Its interesting from a tech point of view in the way it presents AR (Augmented Reality) to the user in an easily-consumed way. The integration with Google is also a winner, and phone companies love it because its data-intensive.
     
    The question is whether it can layer the game design to make it attractive ongoing to the user (http://www.cracked.com/article_18461_5-creepy-ways-video-games-are-trying-to-get-you-addicted.html)
     
    Things like Candy Crush and Hay Day are addictive because they're simple actions, repeated, with gradual increases in difficulty versus achievement and preening.
     
    If it gets fat kids off couches, maybe its worth it.



  • kids are all on it - warned that if anyone goes over data plan Dad will be pissed and iphones removed.
     
    The kids are certainly getting off their bums and running around the neighbourhood.



  • My mum called me on Friday, and was clearly quite agitated. My younger brother (20yo) is home for the uni holidays, and for a few nights in a row was leaving the house with a mate at midnight and returning a few hours later.
     
    She thought he was out scoring drugs... turns out he was just hunting Pokemon with his mate.
     
    As his older brother, I'm not sure which I prefer!



  • I'll wait till the same tech has me finding Jessica Alba in my bedroom.
     
    Actually that'll be next year. Me & the missus with a VR Gear on each, having sex & seeing Alba & one of the Hemsworths (she's not fussed which one)
     
    It is interesting technology & the best thing is its got kids off the couch.



  • Great to get the kids out and about.
    Adults however - you should be ashamed of yourselves - do something more worthwhile, like dressing up in Lycra and going out on your bike or jogging.



  • Great to get the kids out and about.
    Adults however - you should be ashamed of yourselves - do something more worthwhile, like dressing up in Lycra and going out on your bike or jogging.

    Laying on the couch Tindering / following Donald Trump on Twitter & waiting for "Asian teen creampie" to finish buffering?



  • Yeah if it gets kids off the couch then all good but the amount of adults playing it is a bit concerning.
     
    Prefer geocaching myself which has some similarities but none of this stupid pokemon crap



  • Laying on the couch Tindering / following Donald Trump on Twitter & waiting for "Asian teen creampie" to finish buffering?

    Depends which one is the money shot



  • I've shared a number of Memes on FB telling people what I think of Pokémon.
     
    My kids love sitting geeking out on iphones, laptops, tablets and all that shit and if they've been good they can fill their boots, fair enough, there are some fun things that I enjoy doing on there too.
     
    Flipside of that is they never have fizzy drink, rarely have lollies or Maccas ( these are genuine treats which they appreciate ) and I always have them out on walks, playing at the park, wrestles and lightsabre fighting ( this can be painful but it's great for co-ordination ) neither of them are particularly "sporty" as such but I'm hoping that will come.



  • Yeah if it gets kids off the couch then all good but the amount of adults playing it is a bit concerning.
     
    Prefer geocaching myself which has some similarities but none of this stupid pokemon crap

    I'm an adult but was of the Pokemon generation so can understand why there might be quite a few hooked. I captured every single Pokemon on my Nintendo Gameboy back in the day. Good times.
     
    I've been waiting for them to release a Pokemon game on smart phones, it's fucking years overdue, and now they've released one that requires me to get my fat ass off the couch and walk around the streets looking for the buggers - no thanks!
     
    I just want them to remake the game as it was, expect with better graphics.
     
    🙂



  • I'm of that generation too mate. Still think it's fucked that adults are doing it. Had to unfriend a couple on Facebook



  • Just thought we should "thread" this phenomenon - Pokemon Go
     
    I don't do it but know plenty of young uns who do
     
    Haven't seen anything capture the attention on such a global scale - Rubiks cube, yo yo, nah
     
    Wondering just how it will die out
     
    Anyone do it? Jegga, c'mon mate fess up 🙂  Dogmeat?...

    Did you not see my response in the Age Poll?
     
    I led a deprived childhood. No gadgets just sport, playing in the bush etc
     
    As an adult I have tended to restrict myself to activities like aerobic drinking



  • I'm of that generation too mate. Still think it's fucked that adults are doing it. Had to unfriend a couple on Facebook

    I'm a year older than you JK ( I think ) and I honestly have no idea what any of this Pokémon shit is......but you defriending people is beyond awesome !



  • I'm a year older than you JK ( I think ) and I honestly have no idea what any of this Pokémon shit is......but you defriending people is beyond awesome !

    Ok you got me. My wife is the young one. I'm old too like you but not quite as old. I know what pokemon is but I think was too old for it when it come out and guess what, still too old now too.



  • I was lucky enough to miss the Pokémon thing first time, so am missing it again.



  • I resist this sort of shit at all costs and Pokémon is no exception. I'll be interested to see if the boys come back from school next week talking about it ( school holidays at the moment as all fellow parents will know ).
     
    My view is that there's enough interesting stuff out there already without adding stupid fucken imaginary shit. I take my boys to the Wellington windmill, Wrights Hill ( where they are fascinated in the cannons that were to protect us from Japanese invaders in WW2 ), Kaitoke Park etc. Pro Pokémon ( fuck even the name gives me the shits ) folk will say it gives you an excuse to visit places but why need an excuse ? My view is to go out, experience nature and get the lungs working then come home and blob out and play with electronics/DVDs etc if that's what they want.



  • Someone telling others on the internet why he's a better parent than you is always awesome



  • Someone telling others on the internet why he's a better parent than you is always awesome

    It's not unlike threads on driving, we're all awesome as individuals and the rest of the world is shit.