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Pokemon Go

gerroffandmilkitgerroffandmilkit Posts: 160
edited July 2016 in The cake stop
What's it all about?
Apparently the latest craze. I foresee A & E's being very busy with accident victims due to staring at their phones and not watching where the hell they're going.

I don't get it? :(

Anybody downloaded it? What's it all about?

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  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,686
    No idea. You'd probably be better off asking users on moronradar.com than the debonair sophisticates who gather together in Cake Stop.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,376
    As far as I can tell it's like the game boy pokemon games except it uses your phones cameras, GPS etc to overlay the pokemon on the real world.

    I loved the game boy games so I'm going to give it a go.
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,368
    well certainly I think some of them will end up in A&E,as I had to avoid at least 4 sets of tweens staring intently at their phones and suddenly running in random directions chasing the bloomin things completely oblivious to anything else on the cycle home today. :roll:
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,706
    A far greater problem as I see it is that there will be people driving along looking for the stupid things, and taking random turns, stops etc.

    I'd have thought that by the time you get a car, (actually, even by the time you'd managed to grow pubic hair), you'd have grown out of pokemon, but apparently I'm wrong.


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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    edited July 2016
    It's for people who need pretend friends as they don't have real ones.

    How long before someone invents a game in which you play an office worker and it overlays a virtual bland world on top of the real bland world? And then you end up getting run over because there wasn't a bus coming in the virtual world.......
    Faster than a tent.......
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,376
    Rolf F wrote:
    It's for people who need pretend friends as they don't have real ones.
    Yes that's definitely it.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 9,141
    I don't need Pokemon Go as I consider all of you guys as my friends :D
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  • sungodsungod Posts: 14,359
    it's using augmented reality to 'hunt' pokemon on mobile devices

    nice idea in low risk/threat environments, as it actually encourages physical activity

    but it'll impair situational awareness, not good in the street, there're hooks in it to allow sponsors to plant pokemon in their stores (mcdonalds has been found in the code), perhaps more troubling is that anyone can create virtual lures that can be exploited to draw players into dangerous situations

    mostly it'll be harmless fun, but a few will come a cropper
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  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,859
    Already noted here a significant number of "Provisional" license drivers - that's generally teenagers in their first year of having a license - have been pinged by police for driving around looking at their phone for this game.

    For them, it's an immediate loss of license altogether, plus a fine of several hundred dollars. :roll:

    "Stupid" doesn't even come close to describing them.
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  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,706
    seanoconn wrote:
    I don't need Pokemon Go as I consider all of you guys as my friends :D

    I'll settle for that, pleased to have you.

    The moment you start looking Jigglepuffs* though, you can censored off. :lol:



    *Jigglepuffs. FFS :roll:


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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,376
    Capt Slog wrote:
    seanoconn wrote:
    I don't need Pokemon Go as I consider all of you guys as my friends :D

    I'll settle for that, pleased to have you.

    The moment you start looking Jigglepuffs* though, you can censored off. :lol:



    *Jigglepuffs. FFS :roll:

    *Jigglypuff. Get it right man :lol:

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    ^ FOUND ONE!
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,373
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    It's good to see Theresa may take this seriously and arange a meating with Pikachu.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 9,141
    Ahh they're are so cute.

    How would one download Pokemon Go? So I know what to avoid and don't accidentally download, by mistake.
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  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,706
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    Capt Slog wrote:

    I'll settle for that, pleased to have you.

    The moment you start looking Jigglepuffs* though, you can censored off. :lol:



    *Jigglepuffs. FFS :roll:

    *Jigglypuff. Get it right man :lol:



    I cherish my ignorance. :mrgreen:


    The older I get, the better I was.

  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,686
    Capt Slog wrote:
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    Capt Slog wrote:

    I'll settle for that, pleased to have you.

    The moment you start looking Jigglepuffs* though, you can censored off. :lol:



    *Jigglepuffs. FFS :roll:

    *Jigglypuff. Get it right man :lol:



    I cherish my ignorance. :mrgreen:

    I thought it was Trigglypuff?
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 15,852
    sungod wrote:
    it's using augmented reality to 'hunt' pokemon on mobile devices

    nice idea in low risk/threat environments, as it actually encourages physical activity

    but it'll impair situational awareness, not good in the street, there're hooks in it to allow sponsors to plant pokemon in their stores (mcdonalds has been found in the code), perhaps more troubling is that anyone can create virtual lures that can be exploited to draw players into dangerous situations

    mostly it'll be harmless fun, but a few will come a cropper

    What does "using augmented reality to hunt Pokemon on mobile devices" mean?
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,373
    The phone camera captures a reality image. The image is processed digitally and custom graphics added (pikachu). Then it's displayed on the phones LCD.

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    This image shows the addition of a "Pikachu" to a motorbike race.

    What we perceive as reality could also be part of the code!?
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,373
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    Theresa May in talks with a Squirtle now.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,934
    Is that why the floor is wet?
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,373
    HaydenM wrote:
    Is that why the floor is wet?

    Exactly, just risen from the depths.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 14,359
    What does "using augmented reality to hunt Pokemon on mobile devices" mean?

    ar in this context...

    the device (phone/tablet) shows real time view of 'reality' on the screen

    the software uses location/position sensors in the phone to figure out where the user is and which way they're pointing the camera

    then it overlays a 3d modelled pokemon on the live view, as the view position changes, the overlaid image is adjusted to create the illusion that there's a 'real' pokemon there

    not sure it's supported in this game, but the next step up would be to do it with vr headset to add the illusion of depth to it, then we'd be able to enjoy people wandering around in headsets oblivious to the outside world and club them to death...

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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,376
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  • sungodsungod Posts: 14,359
    :)
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • GiraffotoGiraffoto Posts: 2,078
    The best thing to do would be to tell players there's a stripeycat in Woburn safari park. Let evolution take its course
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  • cyberknightcyberknight Posts: 1,238
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  • amrushtonamrushton Posts: 1,078
    This is for man-children imo but then again I'm not of a tech generation. I can be sure tho' that if meeting an attractive lady she really does not want to know you have been running about 'trainspotting' some computer character. I'd prefer 'poking' to Pokemon. But I've watched f-wits running about and driving looking for this censored and filling the database up with user info
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