Everyone's outside, and it's because of POKÉMON GO

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Park near my house flooded with doofuses including yrs truly and partner looking for pokemon, ppl walking the sidewalks slightly too slowly staring at their phones, this is a real phenomenon

Sean, let me be clear (silby), Monday, 11 July 2016 05:28 (three years ago) link

at play rehearsal, all other cast members under 30 are scouring the park w phones

le Histoire du Edgy Miley (difficult listening hour), Monday, 11 July 2016 05:50 (three years ago) link

right now i'm hanging around the st kilda botanical gardens where there's ~12 pokestops, regular incense and a reasonable number of introverts who are delightfully refusing to interact

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 11 July 2016 05:55 (three years ago) link

we all know why everyone's here so really it should be hugs all round but eh

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 11 July 2016 05:55 (three years ago) link

re battery life, you'd be doing well to squeeze 3 hours out of an iphone 6

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 11 July 2016 05:57 (three years ago) link

so weird that they didn't make trading between players a priority for launch, such a basic part of pokemon

qualx, Monday, 11 July 2016 06:00 (three years ago) link

otm, i've got 98000 doduos to get rid of

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 11 July 2016 06:03 (three years ago) link

http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/f/f8/Gym_link_battles.jpg

qualx, Monday, 11 July 2016 06:04 (three years ago) link

how we've regressed

qualx, Monday, 11 July 2016 06:05 (three years ago) link

or ingressed

qualx, Monday, 11 July 2016 06:05 (three years ago) link

for now you can give your doduos to professor hot oak for candy or spacedust or w/e

qualx, Monday, 11 July 2016 06:06 (three years ago) link

yeah, the professor is already drowning in my rattatas

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 11 July 2016 06:13 (three years ago) link

it's a bit crap, you trade one whole pokemon for one single space candy

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 11 July 2016 06:14 (three years ago) link

http://imgur.com/01KTYze.jpg

Jeff, Monday, 11 July 2016 10:59 (three years ago) link

lol

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 11 July 2016 11:02 (three years ago) link

america: "whatometres?"

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 11 July 2016 11:03 (three years ago) link

Surely we can only be a week or two tops away from 'my child fell down a mineshaft looking for Wigglytuft' lawsuits?

On a Raqqa tip (ShariVari), Monday, 11 July 2016 11:04 (three years ago) link

i recall ignoring and agreeing to a very large terms & conditions statement, perhaps it's all covered there

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 11 July 2016 11:12 (three years ago) link

I kinda want to just go sit in some public place for a while and watch players bump into one another.

This is pretty much all that the two dudes nearest me at work talked about last week.

Night Jorts (Old Lunch), Monday, 11 July 2016 12:59 (three years ago) link

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so weird that they didn't make trading between players a priority for launch, such a basic part of pokemon

― qualx, Monday, July 11, 2016 2:00 AM (7 hours ago) Bookmark

yeah i wonder if it was purposeful so the app wouldn't encourage you to interact with randos on the street

, Monday, 11 July 2016 13:12 (three years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/fAnXZnQ.jpg

, Monday, 11 July 2016 13:15 (three years ago) link

suburban ilxors -- are there many stations near u or are they spread all the fuck out there?

How Butch, I mean (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 11 July 2016 13:49 (three years ago) link

Discovered this morning that the rush hour bus goes slow enough to hatch eggs.

Jeff, Monday, 11 July 2016 14:05 (three years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/LXSHmXh.jpg

pplains, Monday, 11 July 2016 14:15 (three years ago) link

I'd already decided that this would be strictly a commuting/park excursion activity due to me not wanting to get racially profiled but then I discovered there's a spawn point right outside of my house, so I can literally just sit in bed and wait for Pokemon to appear

volumetric god rays (DJP), Monday, 11 July 2016 14:22 (three years ago) link

My son used to think he could see ghosts in his room through his Nintendo handheld, since the shitty camera showed artifacts moving on the walls in low light.

So I can just imagine what his reaction would be when I told him there were invisible Pokemons running around that you could only see through the cellphone.

pplains, Monday, 11 July 2016 14:32 (three years ago) link

At an ice cream shop on Saturday and couple next to us was eating a flight of small shot glasses of ice cream. We were like "oh I want to do that, looks so cool" and the guy was like "Oh yeah I cannot believe how many people are doing this. It's incredible. I see people on the street now and we're like I know what you are doing!" I made confused eye contact with his gf and she was like "Honey they are talking about the ice cream flight not Pokemon...." And I was like wtf... Pokemon but obv this is a thing.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Monday, 11 July 2016 15:09 (three years ago) link

ahhahahahha

volumetric god rays (DJP), Monday, 11 July 2016 15:19 (three years ago) link

I was jogging in a park yesterday and saw occasional clusters of young people walking in tangents. At first I was like "oh cool, it's been a while since I've seen freaks shambling around a park on acid" but then I saw that they were huddled around a phone and I figured out what was going on.

how's life, Monday, 11 July 2016 15:24 (three years ago) link

flights of pokemon to sing thee to thy rest

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Monday, 11 July 2016 15:25 (three years ago) link

https://twitter.com/IGIhosT/status/752357024156028928

Jeff, Monday, 11 July 2016 15:39 (three years ago) link

i completely missed pokemon as a youth, know literally nothing about it --- is it really something that people grew up on? was it that ubiquitous? i always thought it was a p niche thing, like magic cards or something

jason waterfalls (gbx), Monday, 11 July 2016 15:43 (three years ago) link

that twitter video is straight insane.

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Monday, 11 July 2016 15:49 (three years ago) link

pokemon felt pretty ubiquitous when i was a kid. i was 12 or 13 when the first games came out and i played them for hundreds of hours probably & all my friends had it too

ciderpress, Monday, 11 July 2016 15:53 (three years ago) link

there was definitely a divide between nintendo kids and playstation kids but all the nintendo kids played pokemon

ciderpress, Monday, 11 July 2016 15:55 (three years ago) link

there's a pokestop inside my office building. how is this legal. where did they get this shit.

goole, Monday, 11 July 2016 15:56 (three years ago) link

the algorithm just selects arbitrary landmarks from google maps afaict

ciderpress, Monday, 11 July 2016 15:57 (three years ago) link

i heard the developer had a previous collection of locations for, like, coupon or drinking-game based promotions and so all the pokestops are just that information/data loaded into a different piece of software

How Butch, I mean (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 11 July 2016 16:01 (three years ago) link

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was pretty much the last kid thing I enjoyed as a kid. Pokemon came right after and joined Rugrats, Boy Meets World, and those Magic cards as something I knew nothing about.

But a scavenger hunt game involving maps? Sounds like fun.

pplains, Monday, 11 July 2016 16:07 (three years ago) link

I could see the appeal of Ingress because it was niche and geeky. This shit, where everybody knows what you're up to and everybody is doing it, just activates all my anti-herding instincts. That twitter video caused me a little twinge of nausea and I had to turn it off.

El Tomboto, Monday, 11 July 2016 16:18 (three years ago) link

Not trying to be punker-than-thou but seriously I have a serious aversion to herd (as in physical herding) behavior in people, like a little bit of a phobia but also it makes me (extra) mad and unpleasant

El Tomboto, Monday, 11 July 2016 16:20 (three years ago) link

yeah i decided i didn't want to deal w/ it after going outside and walking around my neighborhood and seeing just how many people were playing it

ciderpress, Monday, 11 July 2016 16:34 (three years ago) link

i don't really play games on my phone in general though, despite spending most of my free time at home pc gaming. i've had a smartphone for a couple years now and the only game i've had in that entire time is desert golfing

ciderpress, Monday, 11 July 2016 16:37 (three years ago) link

i'm sure a million startups are suddenly working up a plan to move into this space, and they'll all fail because they're not pokemon

ciderpress, Monday, 11 July 2016 16:42 (three years ago) link

I'm sure something like Warcraft could be successful in the space.

Jeff, Monday, 11 July 2016 16:45 (three years ago) link

star wars, game of thrones, ninjago, basically anything with a big character roster would get the job done.
i think the main appeal is novelty right now though; my sense is there isn't much of a GAME yet.

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Monday, 11 July 2016 16:47 (three years ago) link

yeah the point is that this blew up because it's piggybacking on a popular+nostalgic IP, and one that fits especially well with the augmented reality hook. the actual substance of the game from what i've seen is pretty half-baked

ciderpress, Monday, 11 July 2016 16:50 (three years ago) link

from what I've read pokestops are just copied from ingress landmarks which were crowdsourced from players over the years

qualx, Monday, 11 July 2016 17:25 (three years ago) link

hahahaha

ya the first one I got locked out on

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 20 December 2018 21:38 (six months ago) link

Higher league = better chance of stone apparently.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 20 December 2018 22:05 (six months ago) link

Best friends! I forgot to pop a lucky egg.

Millsner, Thursday, 20 December 2018 23:08 (six months ago) link

xpost LOLOL I wondered why your guys were just standing there, not hitting back

Jaq, Friday, 21 December 2018 15:48 (six months ago) link

My dudes are cowards

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 21 December 2018 16:20 (six months ago) link

Frozen! Rebooting.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 21 December 2018 20:30 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

I sent some of you friend requests because I'm lonely, my gf got me back into this and I need more friends (mostly for that one quest but also I guess generally)

Prezzies from Montreal!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 05:18 (four months ago) link

I email u

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 13:49 (four months ago) link

Thanks for the gifts! I'll send lots from Seoul!

Millsner, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 14:23 (four months ago) link

very cool, all friended up :)

Jaq, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 20:46 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

Mike Trout

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 20:47 (three months ago) link

:D :D :D

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 20:49 (three months ago) link

he's 15/15/14 IV and he's less than 50km from growing into a big boy

i also refuse to walk any pokemon i haven't given a good name. see my sunkern who i called Bart Stemson for a minute

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 20:53 (three months ago) link

(appreciate u all w/ your very good names too, it is inspiring)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 20:54 (three months ago) link

I had a tangela names frank tangela

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 20:54 (three months ago) link

My favorites are a heracross I caught in Miami that I named FloridaMan and a steelix named BlockChain. I'm in the Tampa area for a few more days so hoping to get some more carnavines and corsolas before I head back to the regional-free zone.

Jaq, Friday, 5 April 2019 23:55 (three months ago) link

I've started giving my lucky Pokémon names inspired by the friends who traded them to me.

Millsner, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 09:27 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

@lucky sickmouthy

LOL same. Do you only get one lucky at a time?

Jaq, Monday, 27 May 2019 21:54 (one month ago) link

No you can have many but this is the peril of having foreign ffiends

one month passes...

Yeah, would be great to trade. Not gonna happen. My two lucky friends are both thousands of miles away.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 18 July 2019 05:26 (yesterday) link

Who’s got a spiky psychic cat?

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 18 July 2019 05:27 (yesterday) link

Jon arbuckle

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 18 July 2019 06:31 (yesterday) link

Several

did anybody decide to play wizards unite or nah

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 18 July 2019 14:29 (yesterday) link

Oh god no


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