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Jpop
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(07-10-2016, 07:05 AM)
So,

I got into work today and literally every single person was wandering around hunting for Pokemon. Most of them don't play games at all, the few that weren't downloaded the app because everyone else was playing.

Never seen anything like this, seems like Nintendo has quite the hit on their hands.

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Zen_Arcade
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(07-10-2016, 07:06 AM)
It feels exactly like when Red/Blue hit. I went out today and everyone walking around was playing. People in stores were talking about playing.
Dio
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(07-10-2016, 07:06 AM)
There are roving bands of kids outside my apartment, along with college age kids and mid 20s like me.

A couple hours ago someone almost got hit by a car near my place walking into the road trying to catch a pokemon.
Turdburger
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(07-10-2016, 07:06 AM)
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I just pooped and caught a Bellsprout between wipes

What a time to be alive
HotHamBoy
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(07-10-2016, 07:08 AM)
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The weird thing about this whole concept is that it seems like the kind of thing people would freak out about for fear of children being molested. But I haven't heard anything like that... Yet.
SoulUnison
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(07-10-2016, 07:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by HotHamBoy

The weird thing about this whole concept is that it seems like the kind of thing people would freak out about for fear of children being molested. But I haven't heard anything like that... Yet.

"Lure Module."
dity
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(07-10-2016, 07:13 AM)
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Imagine some guy at the stock exchange playing the game and then he sees a Rapidash with cp1000, before he completes typing out the proper monetary values he goes catches and gets so excited he packs up and leaves. A global financial crisis occurs.
Dmax3901
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(07-10-2016, 07:13 AM)
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Their stocks went up but will Nintendo actually be getting any money out of this?
reKon
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(07-10-2016, 07:14 AM)
I haven't played this, but it seems like the developers need to put in hard work and overtime to get this thing running smoothly. They have such a good opportunity. This could be potentially bigger than Clash of Clans ever was.
echoshifting
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(07-10-2016, 07:17 AM)
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I'm not playing, but my wife has never spent any money on any kind of mobile gaming before. Today she got all stocked up on pokeballs. It's nuts.
RedToad64
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(07-10-2016, 07:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by dity

Imagine some guy at the stock exchange playing the game and then he sees a Rapidash with cp1000, before he completes typing out the proper monetary values he goes catches and gets so excited he packs up and leaves. A global financial crisis occurs.

This is what I think about every day.
reKon
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(07-10-2016, 07:18 AM)
How much are pokeballs? Can you get them for free/ is it something that resupplies every day?
Armadilo
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(07-10-2016, 07:18 AM)
Same, at a restaurant. Me and dude talking and this girl is like, "Are you guys talking about Pokemon Go"
Transistor
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(07-10-2016, 07:19 AM)
I need to convince my wife to play this with me
Pau
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(07-10-2016, 07:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by reKon

How much are pokeballs? Can you get them for free/ is it something that resupplies every day?

You get them for free from PokeStops. I haven't had to buy any and consistently have 200+. Might be different for folks in more rural areas.
Inferno313
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(07-10-2016, 07:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dmax3901

Their stocks went up but will Nintendo actually be getting any money out of this?

It's the number one grossing app on the iOS AppStore. Estimated to be bringing in $1.6 Mil a day, just on iOS.
Saitama
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(07-10-2016, 07:20 AM)
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At my job everyone is playing even the managers lol.
Toxi
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(07-10-2016, 07:21 AM)

Originally Posted by reKon

How much are pokeballs? Can you get them for free/ is it something that resupplies every day?

You get them for free by visiting Pokestops on the map (Generally 2-4 at a time) or by leveling up.

I haven't needed to spend any money yet and I have a pretty comfortable stock of Pokeballs right now.
ghibli99
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(07-10-2016, 07:21 AM)

Originally Posted by Dmax3901

Their stocks went up but will Nintendo actually be getting any money out of this?

They're a joint owner of TPC, correct? So I'm guessing yes. :)
blame space
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(07-10-2016, 07:22 AM)
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it's kind of insane how it both solidifies their base while expanding its reach to people far outside it. Pokemon are cool.

crazy that there's a new Pokemon game and it's not on any Nintendo systems
Inferno313
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(07-10-2016, 07:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by reKon

How much are pokeballs? Can you get them for free/ is it something that resupplies every day?

You get them by leveling up and visiting Pokestops. You can also buy them, it's like $4 for 100.
TrounceX
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(07-10-2016, 07:22 AM)
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Was the same way at my work on Friday until the servers went down. Large government agency with tons of middle aged people who I would have never suspected play video games. There is a gym located down the block and we walked there with a handful of people over lunch.
SalvaPot
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(07-10-2016, 07:25 AM)
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I actually tried to buy a decent smartphone just so I could play this game... and failed, because it was unable to pick up the GPS signal. Maaaaan I want to play it so bad.

I borrowed a friends phone, walked around, catched a rhydon, took down a gym with hitmonchan. I am sold.
ElMexiMerican
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(07-10-2016, 07:28 AM)
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I don't know why I didn't think this app would take off. As much as it doesn't really cater to me, it really does serve its purpose for the general mainstream who have fond memories of Pokemon when they were growing up but don't play the actual games anymore. Nintendo really struck gold here, at least that looks to be the case. I think this is going to help shape the landscape for Nintendo's future on mobile phones.
Dark_castle
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(07-10-2016, 07:28 AM)
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Who would have guessed Pokemon will be the first thing that brought people of all gender, races, religion belief, social status and background together. Well done Nintendo, well done.
OuterLimits
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(07-10-2016, 07:28 AM)
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Yeah, people were talking about it at the bar I work at. They aren't exactly gamers or Pokemon fans either. Seems like it is pretty popular.
wmlk
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(07-10-2016, 07:29 AM)
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Why do we continually mention Nintendo when this is a hit done by The Pokémon Company and Niantic?
Night_Knight
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(07-10-2016, 07:29 AM)
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Dmax3901
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(07-10-2016, 07:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Inferno313

It's the number one grossing app on the iOS AppStore. Estimated to be bringing in $1.6 Mil a day, just on iOS.

Obviously it's popular but I was after an answer like the below quote.

Originally Posted by ghibli99

They're a joint owner of TPC, correct? So I'm guessing yes. :)

I didn't know this, I thought TPC were completely separate, there you go.
AcademicSaucer
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(07-10-2016, 07:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dmax3901

Their stocks went up but will Nintendo actually be getting any money out of this?

Dont they own 100% of all the individual pokemon trademarks and a third of the Pokemon Company as well as Creatures Inc, the company that owns another third of the Pokemon Company?
Holy Order Sol
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(07-10-2016, 07:29 AM)

Originally Posted by wmlk

Why do we continually mention Nintendo when this is a hit done by The Pokémon Company and Niantic?

lmao
watershed
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(07-10-2016, 07:30 AM)
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It is crazy. I was at a park for a nephew's birthday today and there were waves of people walkng by playing Pokemon go. We could see them all end up at the same spot. I assume there was a pokemon or a gym or something there. I've never seen a mobile game play out in front of me like that.
Lord_Byron28
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(07-10-2016, 07:30 AM)
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Yep it's taken over my work as well as my social media feed. Many I never thought would be interested in it ended up downloading it.
Brhoom
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(07-10-2016, 07:31 AM)

Originally Posted by wmlk

Why do we continually mention Nintendo when this is a hit done by The Pokémon Company and Niantic?

I think Nintendo own half the company.
Jpop
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(07-10-2016, 07:31 AM)

Originally Posted by wmlk

Why do we continually mention Nintendo when this is a hit done by The Pokémon Company and Niantic?

Because Nintendo owns the majority of the IP???
SalvaPot
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(07-10-2016, 07:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by wmlk

Why do we continually mention Nintendo when this is a hit done by The Pokémon Company and Niantic?

A big chunk of The Pokémon Company is owned by Nintendo.

And Iwata had a big influence in the concept of Pokemon Go.
Azuran
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(07-10-2016, 07:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by wmlk

Why do we continually mention Nintendo when this is a hit done by The Pokémon Company and Niantic?

I mean Nintendo pretty much owns and runs The Pokemon Company considering they also have shares in Game Freak and Creatures along with their own.
Machina
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(07-10-2016, 07:32 AM)
Once again in its 20+ year history, Pokemon is a global phenomenon.
Neoleo2143
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(07-10-2016, 07:33 AM)

Originally Posted by Dark_castle

Who would have guessed Pokemon will be the first thing that brought people of all gender, races, religion belief, social status and background together. Well done Nintendo, well done.

One of the goals of the Franchise is to be a social experience that allows people to bond over a topic even beyond language barriers. Go fits perfectly into that mindset only it was far more successful than the traditional games since Red/Blue have been in this space.
Jpop
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(07-10-2016, 07:33 AM)

Originally Posted by Machina

Once again in its 20+ year history, Pokemon is a global phenomenon.

I mean it's always been a global phenomena just not as big as red/blue.
wmlk
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(07-10-2016, 07:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Brhoom

I think Nintendo own half the company.

Not half, but that's really not the point, I just think it has more implications for the future of Pokémon than the future of Nintendo.

Masuda has been open to bringing the games to mobile, and the results I'm sure are an eyeopener.
Crossing Eden
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(07-10-2016, 07:34 AM)
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Yesterday it's all people were doing including myself. I don't even like pokemon this is a great excuse for exercise.
Gaspard
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(07-10-2016, 07:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by wmlk

Why do we continually mention Nintendo when this is a hit done by The Pokémon Company and Niantic?

Because Pokemon is a Nintendo franchise?
Azuran
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(07-10-2016, 07:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by wmlk

Not half, but that's really not the point, I just think it has more implications for the future of Pokémon than the future of Nintendo.

Masuda has been open to bringing the games to mobile, and the results I'm sure are an eyeopener.

Nintendo is certainly not letting the main series move to mobile. That would basically be a death sentence to their own handhelds.
AdanVC
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(07-10-2016, 07:36 AM)
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This is crazy. It truly feels like we're on the late 90s with the Pokémon fever all over again. But this time, EVERYONE is playing it. On the late 90s, only the children were obsessed with Pokémon because they were the only ones with a Gameboy but today, everyone has a smarthphone and since the app is free, it only takes a few minutes to download it and try it out and it's there when people get hooked.
wmlk
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(07-10-2016, 07:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Azuran

Nintendo is certainly not letting the main series move to mobile. That would basically be a death sentence to their own handhelds.

Who has the leverage in this case? TPC or Nintendo? Moving forward (this is a hypothetical), will Nintendo be able to stop TPC if they decide that they want the mainline Pokémon games to be on mobile?
Blizzard
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(07-10-2016, 07:37 AM)
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I saw 2 random young adults wandering my apartment complex at 11 p.m. -- turns out they were playing.

A friend's roommate got in a low-speed car accident playing it while driving. I can only hope most people don't do it and drive.
dity
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(07-10-2016, 07:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by RedToad64

This is what I think about every day.

Hold me.
Chuck
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(07-10-2016, 07:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zen_Arcade

It feels exactly like when Red/Blue hit. I went out today and everyone walking around was playing. People in stores were talking about playing.

It's a shame because Go is shit tier shovelware with pokemon slapped on top, and red/blue were amazingly well designed games.
JonathanNemo
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(07-10-2016, 07:38 AM)

Originally Posted by SoulUnison

"Lure Module."

About that! All of the bars nearby have lure modules set up and at the ready.

Businesses really are capitalizing on this thing.

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