Last month, all of a sudden we witnessed billions of pokemon posts, pokemon sayings, pokemon in our lives, out of our houses, in our houses, out there to the roads, in many areas and generally something strange happened with this virtual reality which became a viral! What the f@#$%k? What happened and where the heck that cames from is something funny, also smart and successfull!
Satoshi Tajiri, who as a child had a fondness for catching insects and tadpoles near his home in suburban Tokyo, decided to put his idea of catching creatures into practice, to give children the same thrills he had as a child. In a void of nothingness, the comic came into the Japanese industry and since 1996 many children were playing with pokemon heroes by using small plastic-doll-like characters, collecting cards with rare characters and eating thousands of “cheetos” snacks to find the famous toy collections.
Tv series, video games and many more in the comic industry placed it between the most famous and profitable discovery of the late 90’s and so on.
But…. Pokemon Go’s hi-tech treasure hunt started as a joke!
The Pokemon Go phenomenon happened last month when all of a sudden everyone was talking about it but this time it was adults-related and it has to do with a virtual game which made everyone hunting small creatures, out to the roads, to unexpected places, what makes them the funniest and enjoyable habbit of techie’s daily life.
Its success has been underpinned by a winning combination of augmented reality technology, the ubiquity of smartphones and the power of nostalgia. Pokemon Go’s success has been a boon for the Japanese video games maker Nintendo, with its share price rocketing 50 per cent and the ensuing rally in the stock adding $9.3 billion to the company’s market value since the game was made available on July 7.
For those who love technology and get excited with smart games, Pokemon Go, became something more than just a habbit. It is an addiction! There are some guys in New York city who are hunting pokemon just for fun and on the other hand there are some “Central Park freaks” who stops only to eat and sleep, so we can see that in many aspects it may become a disease. Or maybe not! Who knows!
As we heard about many accidents occured while pokemon-hunting, i would suggest you to be very careful when your “prey” is running down the streets and… hunt safe guys!!
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