Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Our Views ; Have Fun with Pokemon While Being Respectful; Solemn Ground Is Not the Place to Engage in Augmented Reality

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Our Views ; Have Fun with Pokemon While Being Respectful; Solemn Ground Is Not the Place to Engage in Augmented Reality

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Dont mind the hordes of kids and adults walking around downtown with their faces in their phones. Theyre just playing Pokemon Go, a simulated game that uses smartphone technology to track players movements to find and capture nearby virtual cartoon monsters.

The craze has swept the nation. Even adults, most likely millennials who remember the Pokemon cards and video games of their childhoods, are roaming the streets in search of the elusive creatures.

But since the game was released earlier this week, some players have found themselves in trouble. According to CBS News, the game has some people wandering onto private property, leading to warnings and arrests. Some have raised concerns about public safety, as the game distracts pedestrians, cyclists and yes, even drivers.

Some Pokemon Go players have found themselves unwelcome in certain places. Both Arlington National Cemetery and the National Holocaust Memorial Museum have issued statements asking visitors to refrain from playing the game while on the property. …

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