Pokemon Go Involved In Suicide And Illegal Border Crossing

Posted: Jul 24 2016, 10:45am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Pokemon Go Involved in Suicide and Illegal Border Crossing
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Pokemon Go continues to make headlines.

The viral Pokemon Go game continuous to be a dominant news maker. Over 20 million Americans use Pokemon Go on a daily basis. The AR game is extremely engaging, beating established apps in usage by huge margins. Pokemon trainers spend twice as much time in Pokemon Go than on Facebook.

With so much time spent in Pokemon Go many things happen in the context of the game. A woman disappeared in Brisbane, Australia, while playing Pokemon Go according to Mail Online. Fellow trainers have been looking for her. The police found her dead body several hours after her disappearance. She had taken her own life.

Canadian Teenagers caused an "international incident" while playing Pokemon Go. Two brothers from Alberta crossed the border to the United States while playing. The US Border patrol took the two in and handed them to their mother at a nearby border patrol station according to the Toronto Star.

Like so many other things, Pokemon Go is a reason for drinking. The Verge is calls a Pokemon Go bar crawl as one of the best things at Comic-Con in San Diego. Hey, what about Wonder Woman? According to the report, 2,500 trainers responded to the unofficial Comic-Con event organized by Pokemon fan Caitlin Teasdale. There will be another Pokemon Go bar crawl at Comic-con 2017, promises Teasdale.

The game has though already written itself into the history books. The Pokemon Go app has been downloaded faster than any app before in the first week according to Apple. To stay in the public interest, there will also be a Pokemon movie. The Pokemon will stay with us for the near future, there is no escaping them.

Niantic has finally their servers under control and we are looking at 100% uptime for the past 24 hours. Read more Pokemon Go reports.

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