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#1 2 years ago

I read this in the news just now :( this sucks, I love pokemon and I really love pokemon go but this sort of thing is going to ruin it.

Found here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2016/07/14/two-fall-cliff-reportedly-playing-pokemon-go/87105884/

It seems every day theres something like this in the news. Why cant people use common sense when playing?! 


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#2 2 years ago

Well, that's pretty grim...

I'm quite fond of Darwinism though.


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#3 2 years ago

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#4 2 years ago

They're not dead, so we can laugh at this.

But yeah, going outside can kill you. Whether you're absorbed in your phone or you get hit by a comet, life is dangerous, yo.




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#5 2 years ago
"Serio"They're not dead, so we can laugh at this.

Oh, good.

So....

Gotta catch a fall?


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#6 2 years ago

Bicycles kill people too.




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#7 2 years ago

I shit you not, this is a quote from an actual commentary on the game:

The map of your neighborhood you see when you play the game is a GPS map, something originally designed to help steer guided missiles. It’s the Google map, its deathly grey replaced by a virulent green that’s just as blanketing and all-consuming with or without some fluffy clouds in the upper screen. Buildings show up as blank, squat oblongs. This could be a skyscraper or a hovel, it makes no difference. The game casts its eye over the world from a military satellite far up in outer space, utterly indifferent to sensuous experience, utterly foreign to human life.

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/07/pokemon-go-pokestops-game-situationist-play-children/

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#8 2 years ago

"Nemmerle"I shit you not, this is a quote from an actual commentary on the game:

The map of your neighborhood you see when you play the game is a GPS map, something originally designed to help steer guided missiles. It’s the Google map, its deathly grey replaced by a virulent green that’s just as blanketing and all-consuming with or without some fluffy clouds in the upper screen. Buildings show up as blank, squat oblongs. This could be a skyscraper or a hovel, it makes no difference. The game casts its eye over the world from a military satellite far up in outer space, utterly indifferent to sensuous experience, utterly foreign to human life.

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/07/pokemon-go-pokestops-game-situationist-play-children/

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Interesting article. I feel that quote seems way exaggerated out of context though :p

I haven't played Pokemon go mainly because I just don't want to. I was never a huge fan of pokemon (I don't hate it, it just never really was an integral part of my childhood like it seems to be for many). I used to like Digimon way more, and even that ain't enough to be interested in the "Digimon vs Pokemon" meme culture.

Also, I don't like going out without mentally psyching for it and I know I'll neglect the game after short while if I'm forced to go outside and I don't like having my GPS on for too long so i'm not as easily tracked by the Rothchild NATO controlled government.

I don't really have anything against the people who play it either, except for people who do so while driving as that poses threat for more people than the player (tho I have strong feelings towards anyone who isn't a responsible driver), but I do think players should have a responsibility for their own safety.

Although I also feel that with a game like this, the developers should have a responsibility to not spawn pokemons (I don't know if it randomly generates them on terrain or how) in potentially deadly places. Like sure, in the end it's the players fault for not looking in front and stubling to their death for not minding surroundings, but I think it's pretty safe to assume, given the history of humanity, that some people won't stick to general safety principles for one reason or another. Else we could let car companies quit installing airbags and safety belts because it's drivers who have the responsibility to not crash into each other. At least that's how I see it, I don't care, eat a lizard.

Something I strongly agree with in the article is the danger of this game for people already at risk, specifically people of color. Specially considering the events of the past few weeks (Last I read, 5 black men were killed in the span of a few days).

The game is probably innocent and made for people to have fun, and I'm sure they do, but it seems like they didn't take human ingenuity and lack of common sense into account.


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#9 2 years ago
"Silberio"Interesting article. I feel that quote seems way exaggerated out of context though

The point is, in its bare essentials, that the game presents an interpretation of reality that is unresponsive to certain social realities and interpretations, and that the game's interpretation of reality is controlled by a company. Beyond that, it's bad writing stretched out for a page and the quote is an adequate display of the histrionics that characterise the piece.

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#10 2 years ago

I'm amazed there are so few reports in the media of people being hit by cars while playing this game compared to all this sensationally wacky and lurid stuff that seems like it would be astronomically less likely to occur.