Pokemon-go-thingamajig is pathetic!

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    Daave63
    Daave63
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    I know I’m a pissed-stained old fart, but am I alone in thinking that this latest Pokemon-go-thingamajig is pathetic?
    NOT! Because kids are wandering the streets blindly looking for something that is not actually there,
    NOT! Because these kids are putting themselves in danger of abduction, grooming, mugging, being ridicule for falling over [with shouts of the mandatory ‘Fell o-ver, Fell o-ver!] or worse run o-ver, run o-ver, etc etc.
    NO! Its cause these’kids’ are fully grown adults for gods sake, come on feller – get a life or even a wife, or maybe a knife!!

    By the way, I am organising a walk in the park this evening, ladies only of course, blind folds provided and swim-wear optional, and at the end of the walk is a pot of gold, I will be the one riding a unicorn, holding my pet Oozlum Bird and looking like George Loony!

    #116232

    Huw
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    I think its fine for kids as long as they stay safe but totally agree that adults seriously need to think just how sad their lives must be.

    #116241
    AMA Express
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    If your feet touch the ground when you’re having a poo, you’re too old to be playing PokemonGO !

    #116260
    Daave63
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    Well it had to happen, the first fatality linked to Pokemon! The wife, she was looking at the Pokemon app, and started reading out the instructions, I asked her to stop, and read quietly, but no she kept on and on and bloody on and on, so left me with little option other than the obvious – so I stabbed her. Sorry.

    #116297

    newwales
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    Im not into it, but it is fantastic for adults, it is getting much more adults off the sofa & walking round the area. Much more exercise is always a good thing.

    #116298

    GrumpyGit
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    While I don’t play it, I know some that do. All of them appear to be smarter than the old, piss-stained fuddy-duddies in this thread. It’s getting people outside, and enjoying something. There’s a bloody good chance the people playing that don’t like *your* hobby and think you should get a life… Try being a little more open minded…

    Now, how about you go an wash your piss-stained clothes while digesting that. ;-)

    #116305
    AMA Express
    AMA Express
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    You seem to have a fixation on piss-stains. Can I suggest you move on to olive oil stains. It’ll be healthier for you.

    #116318

    GrumpyGit
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    The OP was the one that announced he was a piss-stained old git, I’m just taking him at face value ;-)

    I know I’m a pissed-stained old fart, but am I alone in thinking that this latest Pokemon-go-thingamajig is pathetic?

    In all seriousness, to whoever is complaining about adults playing a game:-
    Whatever your pastime/hobby is (real ale, horses, caravans, gardening, walking, bitching about young people etc), chances are that there are many people out there think that you have no life for indulging in it. Just because you don’t get it, doesn’t mean it’s automagically shit. Life would be terminally boring if we all did the same thing.

    #116320
    Daave63
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    North Wales Police Issue ‘Pokémon Go’ Warning

    Published: Monday, Jul 18th, 2016
    A warning is being issued to youngsters to be aware of their surroundings whilst playing Pokémon Go – the latest online game taking the world by storm.

    North Wales Police have issued the warning following a report that two youths were seen on their phones playing Pokémon Go on the A55 near Holyhead earlier today.

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    Reports of children playing #PokemonGO near to the #A55 at #Holyhead, officers are on their way #notaplayground #StaySafe
    2:12 PM – 18 Jul 2016
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    The aim of the game, which has taken both youths and adults by storm, is to walk around your neighbourhood trying to find Pokémon characters by using a smartphone camera. The app then overlays images over the ‘real world’ on screen.

    People can then ‘catch them all’ and add the Pokémon character and add them to their collection.

    Following today’s incident near the A55, officers are issuing the following advice to gamers:

    – Don’t make yourself vulnerable. Don’t be tempted to take your phone out in busy or unlit areas where you could be a target for thieves

    – Concentrate on dangers around you and be careful when crossing the road – don’t just focus on your device

    – Never play the game while driving

    – Don’t trespass on private property

    Superintendent Jane Banham, Head of Community Safety at North Wales Police said: “With schools closing for the summer holidays there will be many children taking to the streets to play the game.

    “However, we are asking players to exercise common sense whilst playing to make sure they are aware of their surroundings.

    “Children should make sure they tell their parents where they are going when playing and parents should speak to their children about the associated risks.”

    Since the game was released there have been a series of warnings / incidents reported – including a teenager discovering a dead body, people’s homes being turned into Pokémon Gyms and most bizarrely, a man finding a Pokémon on his wife’s hospital bed while she’s giving birth!

    I rest my pants!!

    #116321

    GrumpyGit
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    You can get in a lot more trouble if your hobby is the Pub at the weekend.

    Given the millions playing this, does that not seem like a very low number to you? I’d bet a considerably higher number of people practising their hobby in the pub cause issues every single weekend.

    Stop being doddery old gits and let people get on with it, it’s not as if it’s causing you issues is it?

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