Pokemon Go Is Too Dangerous To Play?

Posted: Jul 7 2016, 4:53am CDT | by , Updated: Jul 10 2016, 4:56am CDT, in News | Technology News


Pokemon Go is Too Dangerous to Play?
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Pokemon hunting mania is spreading and it might be dangerous. First incidents happened.

After Tesla, the NHTSA might have to investigate Pokemon Go. The new Pokemon game is out for iOS and Android since yesterday and Pokemon fans are busy hunting Pokemon around the house and on the streets. And here it becomes dangerous. Gamers talk on Twitter how they spotted a Pokemon while driving and wanted to grab it. "I keep stopping on the side of the road while driving to catch Pokemon lord help me," tweets Jon Kuwik.

Hunting Pokemon while driving is one issue that is obviously a total no go, there are also dangers walking around playing Pokemon Go. You could miss a car while crossing a street. You could also get lost or walk into a bad neighborhood.

The Pokemon makers already had a feeling that things might go this way. There is a warning while the Pokemon Go is loading to stay aware of your surroundings. Where is Google Glass when you need it? A head-up augmented reality display for Pokemon Go would make catching Pokemon safer.

Pokemon Go players also share on Twitter that they consider to trespass into gardens just to grab one of these virtual Pokemon. Remember that in some States you can get shot trespassing.

Police in Australia already deemed it necessary to issue a warning to Pokemon Go players to look up from the smartphone to be aware of your surrounding. 

It is possible that Pokemon Go is getting pulled because of security issues. If the first Pokemon Go player dies it is going to be game over. It is on your hands Pokemon fans.

I have already decided to not let my young kids play Pokemon Go. They are likely getting to excited about spotting a cute little Pokemon on the other side of the street and forget everything around them.

Update: Pokemon Go trends on Reddit with the headline: "Why the f@#k am I outside my house at 1am in my underwear trying to catch a meowth? Apparently the poster is not alone as the thread has over 1,100 comments of people walking around at 3am in parks trying to catch Pokemon. One guy was told by police to go home.

Pokemon have also appeared inside cars on the dashboard. It is really not advisable to use Pokemon Go while driving. This Lickitung Pokemon is though hilarious. See the Tweet below.

Teenager finds dead body while trying to catch water Pokemon.

The story about a 17-year-old teenage getting stabbed and mugged in Chicago while playing Pokemon Go is a fake report. The sad thing about that fake story is, that it is a very possible scenario.

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