Pokemon Go!

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    EvilBoB said:

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    So this is everywhere in the news at the moment and as I'm an avid Pokemon fan I thought I would give it a go. Strengthened by the fact that the game is made by Niantic who are responsible for Ingress which I play quite a bit I thought this has to be a winner for me.

    Pokemon Go though, feels like a beta. The graphics are a bit too simple, there's not enough to do and it's just downright twitchy.

    In Ingress you can collect portal keys which allow you to remotely manage/charge your portals - you can't manage the mods though as you have to be in close proximity to do this so this means that you will still visit the locations. There are items that are useable to protect and attack portals controlled by the opposition team and the graphics are slick - looking quite futuristic.

    Move over to Pokemon Go and the basic characters look ok - they should Pokemon is an established franchise - but short of handing around (or walking around) and waiting for a Pokemon to "appear" close to you so you can catch them is a bit poorly done. There should be more to get users interacting - it looks like only a portion of the gameplay has ended up in the final product!

    Levelling is very basic : Find a pokestop to get pokeballs, catch pokemon to gain xp - that's it. The fun starts to happen from level 5 when you can fight for control of the gyms but I have yet to even find a gym that is even possible to fight in because my Pokemon are still so low level and I've been playing since it launched in Oz!

    All that said I will carry on as I think this will evolve (no pun intended) into a much bigger product - but the news stories today HAVE to be publicity to get it known that the game is out there. It never happened with Ingress which is basically the same game - just more grown up
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    I know what you mean about beta. I too used to play ingress.

    I find it freezes every now and agin when i catch a pokemon so needs a game reset. Sound effects also keep dropping.

    Will keep playing though as I'm a huge geek.

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    Is it maybe a little beta(ish) right now because it's not been 'officially' released in the UK?

    I was gonna wait for the proper release and hopefully the servers etc will be more stable. Saying that, you do mention graphics are a bit shit etc. Looking forward to it though. Should be a giggle.
     
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    I'm up to level 6 now and have a few good pokemon. My son though has managed somehow to get Meowth and Bulbasaur! and he's lvl 6 and lives in a village with a population of 290 people! I'm in central Milton Keynes! FFS lol

    Still not done any battles but I can access the gyms now.
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    LVL 6 too. Hatched 1 2.0km egg(jigglypuff) and got a 10.0km egg on the go.

    Evolved 2 pokemon so far.
     
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    Went outside on my lunch break today and there are three pokestops right by the smoking area. I've never seen it so busy out there. I counted over 20 people in small groups hammering the shit out of them as they had the lure modules hooked on all of them. Was out there for about 5 minutes - managed to catch a dozen! Evolved quite a few now and levelled up but someone has a Cp 500+ at my nearest gym - might give that a miss for now lol
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    piggzy said:

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    I'm embarrassed for you all :-)
     
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    Ashley said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by piggzy View Post
    I'm embarrassed for you all :-)
    I came in read about levelling up and thought, what the fuck?

    is it worth me downloading it
     
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    doughboy said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by piggzy View Post
    I'm embarrassed for you all :-)
    oooh...peek at you
     
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    DejaVu said:

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    ...and there was me calling you lot cunts as just a way to share a term of endearment. Just shows how wrong I've been.

     
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    Gunnzie said:

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    Grown men at work talking about this. Unbelievable.
     
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    akimba said:

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    how much information about peoples habits/locations have Nintendo just harvested ;-)
     
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    Rhinoz said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by akimba View Post
    how much information about peoples habits/locations have Nintendo just harvested ;-)
    Nintendo didn't even create the game, Niantic which is a spin-off of Google parent company Alphabet made the game.


    Not sure what Nintendo gets out of this.
     
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    akimba said:

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    Oh that explains it then Google is getting all the gps information which will tie in nicely with the rest of the digital information they have on you?
     
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    Rhinoz said:

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    I personally don't play the game and I'm pretty sure Google have loads of info on most people using android, this however is in ios as well so Google must be getting more info than they had from that platform.
     
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    akimba said:

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    Nor me I am unable to see the craze really, that bloke in the UK as caught all the 141 (or whatever it is) pokemon by walking the equivalent 5 marathons or something which is an upside to it ;-)
     
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    For anyone that's still playing this the new update is now out. Adds a buddy system to help you get more Pokemon candies but other than that still same old, same old. They got rid of a lot of people that were cheating recently so it's actually possible to challenge a gym now.
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    muttleymacclad said:

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    I have to admit it being a bit of a guilty pleasure when i'm out walking the dog. But there are people with c2k pokemon that i've got no chance against in a gym. Also don't like to look like a freakish twat bashing my phone in broad daylight next to a church or park bench!
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    BertRoot said:

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    What levels you at now and what is your biggest Pokemon?

     
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    muttleymacclad said:

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    Level 20 Psyduck 1244.
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