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Re: Pokémon Go
« Reply #50 on: 09 Aug 2016, 16:20 »

You have an official company policy on what Pokemon Go team you're supposed to join?  :psyduck:

Oh, and the correct decision is obviously Team Valor.
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Re: Pokémon Go
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Re: Pokémon Go
« Reply #52 on: 30 Aug 2016, 08:20 »

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Re: Pokémon Go
« Reply #53 on: 03 Sep 2016, 05:38 »

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Re: Pokémon Go
« Reply #54 on: 03 Sep 2016, 22:17 »

Given the number of accidents caused by people texting while driving, yes, I'd say it was inevitable.

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Re: Pokémon Go
« Reply #55 on: 08 Sep 2016, 02:47 »

That's desperately sad... But what's the solution? That feature to detect movement sounds good, but surely there's only so much the developers can't do to stop people from doing crazily dangerous stuff while play. The only alternative would be to ban it outright I guess.
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Re: Pokémon Go
« Reply #56 on: 08 Sep 2016, 13:39 »

I suppose they could make it so it doesn't work at all over a certain speed.
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Re: Pokémon Go
« Reply #57 on: 09 Sep 2016, 11:29 »

IIRC, above a certain speed, it makes one hit something to the effect of "I'm a passenger" in order to do certain things.  But that only solves the speed issue.  With Niantic's other game, I know that I routinely flout traffic laws on my bike.  If I was less observant…
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Re: Pokémon Go
« Reply #58 on: 10 Sep 2016, 03:16 »

That's desperately sad... But what's the solution? That feature to detect movement sounds good, but surely there's only so much the developers can't do to stop people from doing crazily dangerous stuff while play. The only alternative would be to ban it outright I guess.

What's banning going to do? It won't stop them from texting or playing some other game while driving.

Except it won't be a single game with a critical mass of popularity and media attention at fault, so we'll all feel more comfortable, I suppose.

I don't have a good alternative suggestion, unfortunately. Mass advertising showing graphic consequences of your attention being diverted while driving, maybe.
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Re: Pokémon Go
« Reply #59 on: 11 Sep 2016, 19:51 »

As an update to my earlier posts, my current top Pokémon:



And that Snorlax in the bottom right corner... His name is Heaviside.  :clairedoge:
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Re: Pokémon Go
« Reply #60 on: 14 Sep 2016, 06:24 »

That's desperately sad... But what's the solution? That feature to detect movement sounds good, but surely there's only so much the developers can't do to stop people from doing crazily dangerous stuff while play. The only alternative would be to ban it outright I guess.

What's banning going to do? It won't stop them from texting or playing some other game while driving.

Except it won't be a single game with a critical mass of popularity and media attention at fault, so we'll all feel more comfortable, I suppose.

I don't have a good alternative suggestion, unfortunately. Mass advertising showing graphic consequences of your attention being diverted while driving, maybe.
Absolutely, that's what I mean, it's a shoddy alternative but I can see it being a convenient scapegoat because it would be easier for the authorities to say 'look! we've done something about it!'
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Re: Pokémon Go
« Reply #61 on: 15 Sep 2016, 07:44 »



Pokemon Go has apparently turned me into a virtual dog walker.
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Re: Pokémon Go
« Reply #62 on: 18 Feb 2017, 16:09 »

Fuck Blissey, and anyone who would put a Blissey in a gym while someone else is in the middle of battling it.
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