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  • ‘We want justice.’ Pokémon Go player’s death sparks petitions, protests against Chesapeake police

    02/13/2017 6:21:01 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 16 replies
    WTKR ^ | February 13, 2017 | Merris Badcock
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Protests, a Facebook page, and now a petition: it is the latest in a string of campaigns all demanding justice in the shooting death of 60-year-old Jiansheng Chen of Chesapeake. Grandpa Chen – as he has come to be known on the Internet – was allegedly shot and killed by a River Walk neighborhood security guard last month. The guard says he was acting in self-defense, and that Chen tried to run him over. Chen’s family says their grandfather was playing Pokémon Go, and spoke little English. “A 60-year-old man who was sitting in the car playing...
  • Hello FR!

    11/16/2016 4:51:38 PM PST · by AdamTheMinccino · 225 replies
    Hi folks! I'm new here! Found this through Reddit!
  • Michigan couple sues Pokemon, claims they don't feel safe on own porch

    08/16/2016 2:02:54 PM PDT · by bgill · 36 replies
    mlive.com ^ | August 15, 2016 | Benjamin Raven
    Scott and Jayme Dodich of St. Clair Shores filed a class-action lawsuit last week in northern California against San Francisco-based Niantic Inc., Pokemon Company and the Nintendo Company, alleging the game illegally places Pokestops and PokeGyms on private property without permission, according to court documents...Plaintiffs soon learned that Defendant Niantic had placed a Pokémon Gym and at least seven Pokéstops on the park, and had placed Pokémon on Plaintiffs' property as well...The plaintiffs allege Pokemon Go users were "on our lawns ... looking right into our windows to catch a Pokemon." They claim they don't feel safe "sitting on our...
  • ‘Pokemon Go’ Players Blamed For Damage At Historic Mass. Fort

    08/08/2016 1:08:06 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    AP/CBS Boston ^ | 8/6/2016
    <p>FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (CBS/AP) — A fort destroyed in the Revolutionary War is again fending off attacks — this time from “Pokemon Go” players.</p> <p>Caretakers of Fort Phoenix in Massachusetts say players of the popular smartphone game are damaging the historic site.</p>
  • Pokemon Go banned by Iranian authorities over 'security'

    08/06/2016 4:14:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/05/2016
    Despite restrictions on internet usage Iranians on social media have discussed playing Pokemon Go in recent weeks. Reports last month said Iranian authorities were waiting to see to what extent the game's creators would co-operate with them before making a decision on banning it.
  • Venezuelan President Links Pokémon Go to Capitalist “Culture of Death”

    07/30/2016 7:36:35 AM PDT · by fella · 11 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 29 July 2016 | Sabrina Martin
    Venezuela President Claims Those Playing Popular Game Are Prone to Violence During his TV show, transmitted across all official radio stations as well, Maduro claimed “virtual realities” create violent people. He condemned the thousands of people playing Pokemon Go. “We have to worry about what our kids consume in serials and games,” he said. “They create virtual realities. This debate has to be opened to the world and to our society. The creation of a culture that generates virtual realities, all linked to guns, violence and death. Or to virtual realities like the new game Pokemon Go.” “… What else...
  • Pokémon Go Players Do the Craziest Things

    07/26/2016 3:17:02 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 40 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 26 July 2016 | Ann Oldenburg
    Pokémon Go mania has turned a corner — it has reached the point of ridiculousness. The game is making people do nutty, dangerous, and even life-threatening things. The “augmented reality mobile game” is sending players all over the place as they try to catch the crazy creatures. These people might be in a park or on private property — in a church or in your bathroom. The stories are getting more outrageous and outlandish. The upside of the game is that it’s getting people moving. They are actually walking around outside. They are running. They are breathing fresh air (except...
  • Canadian Teens Cause an International Incident Playing Pokémon Go

    07/24/2016 3:17:46 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 28 replies
    Time ^ | 7/24/16 | Melissa Chan
  • Saudi Cleric extends edict to ban 'Pokemon Go'

    07/21/2016 7:48:45 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies
    upi ^ | July 20, 2016 | Daniel Uria
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, - A cleric in Saudi Arabia has extended a 15-year-old edict banning Pokemon to include the new smartphone game Pokemon Go. The law known as fatwa no. 21,758 which established a ban on Pokemon in 2001 was reaffirmed by the General Secretariat of the Council of Senior Religious Scholars, according to USA Today. Advertisement Although Pokemon Go has not been officially released in the region, Sheikh Saleh Al-Fozan said the Augmented Reality smartphone game is the same as the other games in the franchise. According to the Times of Israel the law states that the Pokemon games...
  • When will it end? Video catches Pokemon Go player driving his SUV into a parked police car

    07/20/2016 8:04:16 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 25 replies
    BGR ^ | July 20, 2016
    When will it end? Video catches Pokemon Go player driving his SUV into a parked police car In a few years, or even in a few months, we’ll probably see Psychologists examine and study the unprecedented level of gaming addiction we’ve seen from Pokemon Go players over the past few weeks. If you thought Candy Crush was bad, well, Pokemon Go takes things to an entirely new level. In recent weeks, we’ve seen stories of Pokemon Go players crashing cars, getting shot at, falling off cliffs, aimlessly wandering into traffic and even creating Walking Dead-style stampedes in cities across the...
  • Islamist Cleric Attacks Pokemon-Go

    07/19/2016 8:23:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Islamist Cleric Attacks Pokemon-Go ^ | July 19, 2016 | The Common Constitutionalist
    This year, February 27, Pokémon (pocket monster) turned 20. It was created by Japanese game designer Satoshi Tajiri for Nintendo as a video game for the old Gameboy handheld video game platform. My sons still own theirs. It was introduced to the United States in 1998. Nintendo was quick to capitalize on its popularity. The video game soon spawned a celebrated trading card game, books, movies and a television series. The tag line of Pokémon is: “Gotta Catch Em All.” Since then, at least a few of the Pokémon characters have gained international recognition. One of the most recognized characters,...
  • Dubai Family Consultant Dr. Khalifa Al-Makhrazi: Pokémon Go Is Prohibited, Spreads Darwinism

    07/18/2016 9:42:17 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 20 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 7/14/16 | Sky News Arabia (Abu Dhabi) -
    Dr. Khlifa Al-Makhrazi. The head of the Family Consultative Council in Dubai, speaking on Sky News Arabia TV, discussed the new Pokémon Go rage. Dr. Al-Makhrazi declared that playing this game is prohibited, in keeping with a recent fatwa by Al-Azhar and by "some jurisprudents." He further explained that Pokémon Go is "genuinely and directly" linked to Darwinism and to the theory of evolution. He concluded by saying that anybody playing the game is a spy. The interview aired on July 14
  • Fun-Hating Socialist Magazine Jacobin Says PokemonGo Must Be Destroyed

    07/16/2016 9:55:40 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Reason ^ | July 14, 2016 | Robby Soave
    Marxists of the 21st century (not an oxymoron; they exist) have identified a new threat to the glorious proletariat revolution: PokemonGo. Of course, this is par for the course. The Soviet Union banned The Lord of the Rings. Leftist hero (and murderous thug) Che Guevara worked to suppress Jazz music in communist Cuba. The People's Republic of China censored Back to the Future because the regime thought that time travel undermined law and order. And on and on. Now Marxist sympathizers at the socialist magazine Jacobin think the new Pokemon-themed iPhone app—which is currently being enjoyed by millions of people...
  • Two men fall off cliff near San Diego while playing Pokémon Go

    07/14/2016 2:04:08 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 85 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | July 14, 2016
    Two men fall off cliff near San Diego while playing Pokémon Go ENCINITAS, Calif. — Two men apparently fell from a cliff above a beach near San Diego on Wednesday while they were playing Pokémon Go, according to KSWB. The men were playing the game in Encinitas when they fell more than 75 feet to the beach below. According to officers, the men got distracted while trying to catch Pokémon. Crews at the scene used a rope to rescue one of the men. Neither man was seriously injured. It was released on July 7 and has been downloaded over 10...
  • Image Request for Pokemon Pence (Viral?)

    07/14/2016 12:09:38 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Self | July 14, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Anybody out there good with Photoshop? Okay, I have a fun request. A cellphone being held in front of Trump Tower and on the screen we see Pokemon Pence.
  • Pokémon Go players are angering visitors at sacred landmarks

    07/12/2016 12:12:27 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 111 replies
    Pokémon Go is luring players to landmarks like the 9/11 Memorial and the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC — sparking outrage from people who think it’s insensitive. The downtown Manhattan memorial is filled with “PokeStops” — landmarks highlighted by a floating blue cube that gives gamers free items to catch Pokemon — including both reflecting pools, the “This City’s Bravest” plaque and the Survivor Tree. Modal Trigger A Koffing Pokemon is visible at the National 9/11 Memorial South Pool in New York on July 12, 2016.Photo: Chad Rachman/New York Post “It’s disrespectful to the people who lost families. Playing a...
  • Pokemon Go Warning from O'Fallon Missouri Police

    07/10/2016 1:38:12 PM PDT · by kingu · 16 replies
    UPDATE INFORMATION BELOW-This morning at approximately 2 am we responded to the report of an Armed Robbery near the intersection of Highway K and Feise Road. We were able to locate four suspects occupying a black BMW a short time later and recover a handgun. These suspects are suspected of multiple Armed Robberies both in St. Louis and St. Charles Counties. It is believed these suspects targeted their victims through the Pokemon Go smart phone application. Many of you have heard of Pokemon Go, but for those that have not, it is a type of Geo Caching game where you...
  • Wyoming teen stumbles on dead body while playing Pokémon Go

    07/09/2016 4:54:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    Pokémon Go is sweeping the nation, and along with its growing popularity is a steady stream of bizarre news stories and personal anecdotes of near-death experiences. First there was the Australian police warning users not to physically enter the police station when collecting items, and earlier today Washington's Department of Transportation warned against "pokemoning" while driving. The mobile game's dedicated subreddit is also filling up with reports of personal injury incurred while exploring the real world for digital creatures. Now, a teenager has discovered a dead body floating in her hometown river. Shayla Wiggins, a 19-year-old Riverton, Wyoming resident, discovered...
  • 2016 Presidential Candidates Reimagined as Pokemon

    04/24/2016 6:52:48 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 1 replies
    Gamespot ^ | 3-14-2016 | Mat Paget
    (snip) Hirsch posted drawings of Bernie Sanders as Charmander, Donald Trump as Muk, Marco Rubio as Diglett, Hillary Clinton as Butterfree, and Ben Carson as Snorlax. He even gave some of them new names and Pokemon-like statistics. The drawings inspired fans to create their own, including one of Ted Cruz and a Pokemon card of Hirsch's Bernie Charmander. You can check out more of Hirsch's original drawings and some of his fans' creations below. .... (no image posted, check the link source)
  • Pokemon World Championship Alleged Shooting Plot: How It Was Foiled

    08/24/2015 7:05:39 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/24/2015 | Alyssa Newcomb
    An alleged plot to inflict violence at the Pokemon World Championship was foiled after security officers at the venue where the event was being held alerted the Boston Police Department to a series of threats posted on social media, authorities said. James Stumbo, 27, and Kevin Norton, 18, both of Iowa, had no prior criminal history before they were arraigned today. They face numerous gun charges after police found weapons in their car parked outside a convention center in Boston. Norton walked into court wearing a camouflage hunting t-shirt; Stumbo wore a grey shirt. Both are also charged with making...