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Lmao, O boy....I wonder how long before someone or some group down here in South flips off about that. tongue.gif

Was bad enough when I was in high school here and they where banning the cards and Harry Potter books. rolleyes.gif

I could be wrong, but given that two of the churches near me are gyms (but surprisingly a third one is just a stop) it's an odd thing...

Almost as odd as how they call it a global launch but it was really only three countries. I played using the leaked apk, at least until I found out they would be banning accounts that were using it (thanks Niantic, exactly what we needed, a launch worse than Star Wars TOR was)
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why can i see the us using it to arrest certain people?
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why can i see the us using it to arrest certain people?

There have already been numerous people detailed for quite some time for playing Ingress, so I doubt it would be any different with Pokémon Go... And given that a decent number of points where you'll find Pokémon just happen to be playgrounds and the like.... it's only a matter of time before a number of people start filing complaints about being harassed by the police yet again.
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My favorite is when my friend convinced his religious mom (who already banned harry potter) on why he should be allowed to play Diablo 2, which in my opnion was pretty brilliant:

"But mom, I play as a crusader who is tasked with killing the devil, so its got christian values...."

He got 40 bucks to go buy it.
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we must have been in school around the same time frames as i remember similar things happening in my area.
"pokemon teaches evolution"
"harry potter teaches witchcraft"
"magic the gathering are tarot cards"
"DnD promotes demonic possession"

love super religious areas.

Yeah, I remember all that. Pretty nutty down here at times.
I think I was in middle school when a lot of that occurred.
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My favorite is when my friend convinced his religious mom (who already banned harry potter) on why he should be allowed to play Diablo 2, which in my opnion was pretty brilliant:

"But mom, I play as a crusader who is tasked with killing the devil, so its got christian values...."

He got 40 bucks to go buy it.

Darn, that a good one. biggrin.gif Lucky, my parents where not straight up that crazy. As long as I knew the games, books, etc. where fantasy, etc. Then again, my parents are not from this region anyway (both are military brats).
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Sounds about right for me.

Got in crap for playing Pokemon at lunch in grade school. Right around when it came out so 1996 is when my parents took them away. mad.gif

Lord of the Rings was also a no no.

Heck, they banned regular playing cards too. mad.gif
Though, what got super crazy down here is when the Golden Compass got made into a movie. They where boycotting it down here big time. What suck is the adaptation was not good and they did not even do all the way to the ending. Ugh, maybe someday someone get the balls to do an actually correct adaptation of that series.
 
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I didn't know Pokemon was still a thing.
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I played it, it's not worth the time. They hype for this game was as far from the final product as almost anything I've seen. I reckon if they don't drastically change the way this game works, it is going to die out fast.
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This game is Cancer. Can't watch my bother and his friend trying to play this game.
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Parent perspective, because it's a struggle to keep kids outside and now Nintendo indirectly offers parents a viable way of paying to keep them outside. "Well played Nintendo" is an amusing anecdote; not necessarily slagging.

He said Ninten"greedo" so yeah, I am upset at his statement when this is better than what any other company is doing.
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This game is Cancer. Can't watch my bother and his friend trying to play this game.

What, the constant crashing, loss of items, occasionally losing sync with your account.... Alongside the gps not tracking properly, Pokemon that shouldn't be in an area magically appearing (had a Squirtle appear in the middle of a forest ad an example, as well as another water type that I can't remember), and of course the Pokemon tracker not working properly?

Oh, and not always actually catching ones you watched get caught because an "unknown error" happened, but you still lose the pokeball?

The 0.29 apk I played for a while (until I found out they were banning accounts and/or devices that were using it in areas that hadn't had an official launch yet) had all those problems in spades, leaving me feeling like this was more of an alpha test than an actual release.

And don't get me started on the battery drain, an HTC One M8 lost 35% battery in 25 minutes of game play... Something that takes almost two hours in Ingress.

Hopefully they now realize just how popular Pokemon actually is, and not only allow access to the world proper, but also quickly beef up their servers to handle the demand.
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