COMM12016: Media Industries Pokemon’ Go Citizen Blog

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Figure 1: Pokemon Go 20 essential tips and tricks Source: Te, Z & Espineli, M (2016)

Pokemon Go is the new craze with people all across the world. Recently I had an interaction with a Pokémon Go player, he was a fairly old age and it made me wonder just how crazily popular this application has become, according to Angus (2016) it is not only popular with local people but nationally and internationally.

Interesting enough I have found that this application has just about completely taken over all across the world. People have really got into this application with some crazy results such as according to Holmes (2016) a woman claiming she was raped by a Pokémon. Another crazy event is when people interrupted a funeral to search for the Pokémon (Cooper 2016).

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Figure 2: Woman tells police she was raped by a Pokemon Go character after she felt an assault and the virtual reality game detected the creature in her bedroom Source: Holmes (2016)

Is this application perhaps an application that is dangerous to the public, I believe that it has only become this way because of how obsessed people have become with it, it seems the obsession has gotten to the point perhaps that reality has begun to blur. Is this with the whole population of Pokémon Go players? No, thankfully this application still remains with the majority of the population just that, an application made for fun and enjoyment and not meant to be taken too seriously.

However, there is plenty of information for people who may be interested in playing Pokémon Go but are unsure of it. There are answers to frequently asked questions such as: how to log into the game, how to name and customise your trainers (Frank 2016). As the population of the Pokémon Go application players continues to grow, it is possible that more crazy cases of crime could continue to happen and therefore raise the crime rate.

 

 

Figure Reference List

Holmes, S 2016, Woman tells police she was raped by a pokemon go character after she felt an assault and the virtual reality game detected the creature in her bedroom, digital image, viewed 12 August 2016, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3734361/Woman-tells-police-RAPED-Pokemon-character-felt-assault-virtual-reality-game-detected-creature-bedroom.html

Te, Z & Espineli 2016, Pokemon go 20 essential tips and tricks, viewed 15 August 2016, http://www.gamespot.com/gallery/pokemon-go-20-essential-tips-and-tricks/2900-752/

 

Reference List

Cooper, N 2016, Brisbane funeral interrupted by pokemon go players, viewed 10 August 2016, http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/brisbane-funeral-interrupted-by-pokemon-go-players-20160808-gqnvx8.html

Frank, A 2016, Your biggest pokémon go questions answered update, viewed 21 August 2016, http://www.polygon.com/2016/7/6/12105992/pokemon-go-guide-faq-ios-android

Holmes, S 2016, Woman tells police she was raped by a pokemon go character after she felt an assault and the virtual reality game detected the creature in her bedroom, viewed 12 August 2016, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3734361/Woman-tells-police-RAPED-Pokemon-character-felt-assault-virtual-reality-game-detected-creature-bedroom.html

Angus, D 2016, Pokemon go gets people out and about and that’s a good thing, viewed 10 August 2016, http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/pokemon-go-gets-people-out-and-about-and-thats-a-good-thing-20160716-gq770u.html

 

 

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