Poll: Do you play Pokémon Go?

Poll: Do you play Pokémon Go?
Pokémon Go — the mobile game that took the world by storm in less than a week. Niantic and Nintendo may have expected it to be somewhat successful, but the influx of new players still caught them off-guard, as the developers struggled to keep the servers up during the initial hours.

It was also surprising to see how many people would be so addicted to the AR game from the get-go that they'd be ready to forgo sane judgment, putting themselves and others at risk, when hunting for Pokémon while driving or looking for them in bad neighborhoods at late night hours. Additionally, there are the odd stories where someone's house got turned into a “gym” by the game, which means that person gets strangers stomping around and hanging out on their lawn on a daily basis now.

But even when a thing goes viral and it seems that the whole world has went nuts for it, there are still those that pay no mind to it and barely notice its existence, and there are those that hate it with a passion and would never touch it with a 10-foot pole. When it comes to Pokémon Go, which one are you?

Poll: Do you play Pokémon Go?

I'm not into the Pokéverse, not one bit
32.68%
I'd like to, but I still can't download it where I live
19.32%
I installed it to see what all the fuss is about, got tired of it quickly
7.83%
I'll play it once in a while, but I'm not letting it take over
13.52%
Come see all my Pokemans!
26.65%

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31 Comments

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Nah, I play Monkeymons... And sometimes, I play "Humons" on Facebook...

33. Fonatic

Posts: 70; Member since: May 23, 2016

Nah greencunt plays terrormons... And sometimes, I play "radicalmons" on Facebook...

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I trod it It's just cute. But its too kiddish for me. Ingress is much better. No one has every gotten robbed playing it. The downside to both games is, it requires the use of location services, which compared to the phone cellular modems, are a much bigger drain on the battery. So phones with terrible battery-life will die in a matter of hours. On my Note 5, I let my kid play the game, until I setup my old S3 for him to play when he goes out with mom, and I took the phone off the charger and in 4 hours the battery was down to 50%. Ingress was better because it signals you when you are close to something, without the screen being on. Which we know the display on ALL phones pretty much is what uses the most power. But location services uses even more power than the display. I like Digimon better. Pokémon is to much like Pikachu to me. To cute, to kiddish. I don't understand the craze over it. In a month we won't even be talking about this game anymore.

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Teachie "The Transformer" XP1969, lecturing on the ups and downs of Pokemon...? Really??? Hmmm... Whatever... I'm all about ANGRY BIRDS... And I've a hacked version of AB with all power-ups...! (Evil Grin) Lecture me, Oh dear Teachie about "piracy" for I shall be lost without thee... Or else my flesh shall be burned in the darkness and depths of hell... I ask thee for my salvation, for my guidance, to be my beacon, to be my shepherd for I'm just a lost little sheep... Oh save me, my liege, my lordship from thou clutches of evil and devil... (Okay, that went too far... I ought to quit drinking soon) G'Day!

34. Fonatic

Posts: 70; Member since: May 23, 2016

Teachie "The Transformer" XP1969, lecturing on the ups and downs of Pokemon...? The GreenCunt says: Really??? Hmmm... Whatever... I'm all about ANGRY BIRDS... And I've a paid version of AB with all power-ups...! (flashes his micrope**s) Lecture me, Oh dear Teachie about "piracy" for I shall be lost without thee... Or else my flesh shall be burned in the darkness and depths of hell... I ask thee for my salvation, for my guidance, to be my beacon, to be my shepherd for I'm just a lost little sheep... Oh save my greenass (Okay, that went too far... I ought to quit beheading people soon) G'Day!

5. palmguy

Posts: 979; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Digimon Digital Monsters Digimon are the Champions Change into Digital Champions to save the Digital World!

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

... You talk way too much for someone who has nothing to say.

7. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

40% are full of denials.. Still waiting for Digimon Go.

8. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I find the whole idea interesting, but nah I don't play.

9. tanthien0109

Posts: 6; Member since: May 31, 2016

Where the"Zenfone or Windows Phone user" option at?

30. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

you mean, intelx86 smartphone user? lol...

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I can't play it because the game is only supported up to Android 6.0 and I have Android N Beta. :P

11. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

yes the majority voted NO,now can you please stop writting about it this page should be called pokemon arena every single article for the past few days has been about pokemon.

15. TerryTerius unregistered

Of course. That is inevitable. Every time that anything has ever become popular, there is always a massive backlash. It's always a mixture of people who genuinely are not interested, and people who think they are better than everyone else specifically because they don't like popular things. You can apply that to anything. Video games, TV shows, smart phones, movies, cars, food, so on and so forth.

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

To be fair it is not about silencing it if you don't like it. But....seeing so many articles to say the same thing is abit...repetitive. But it gives me something to read so I cant complain.

18. TerryTerius unregistered

Fair point, the desire to at least see a fleshed out spread of topics being covered is more than understandable.

36. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Yea I cant stand launch days here. 30 articles on the same thing, comments all over the place since they are linked comments. It's a mess. I rather have an updated reposted article, than 15 of the same thing.

24. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

seriously its too much i agree there Omarc07

12. AlirezaMatrian1

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 24, 2016

i hate it.

22. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Off topic, but does anyone know any good web browser/ad blocking software?, because PA just recently started preventing people from commenting if you have an ad-blocker on, so now I have to allow advertisements to comment.

26. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I use Opera on my OnePlus One. It is the smoothest ad-block equipped browser I've ever used. Firefox, Dolphin and Mercury either had crappy AdBlocker or were frustrating to rely on due to lag, gitters, etc. Opera on the other hand, it's a smooth experience as chrome is on my OnePlus One, while also blocking ads. On my Surface Pro, I still use uBlock Origin, just lighten its restrictions.

27. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Thanks for the info, you're amazing!

29. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Dolphin browser takes up 450mb Ram, while Chrome takes no more than 100mb Ram. Chrome and dolphin were great 2 years ago, it was much smoother and no lags stutters.

38. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Really? Havent noticed with the one I use...is it for mobile only or for pc and mobile?

23. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Nope gotta a windows Symbian a bb phone

25. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1550; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I feel this is a fitness app rather than a game, all you do is walk around collecting pokemon. Can't trade or battle friends, don't level up by fighting, nothing like the games I grew up on.

32. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

why walk if u have segway :D (or drone)

28. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

I heared on the news that g mail accounts being hacked or something from all this Pokemon stuff?? Not sure if that's true? It is the media hype

31. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

35. tyer205

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

no I don't play it

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