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Offline thaiga

Why the world is going crazy over Pokemon Go
« on: July 12, 2016, 01:05:39 PM »
Wot is the world coming to. we've had the Candy Crush Saga and Angry Birds, now it's Pokemon GO. This year’s must play game is, Pokemon GO. They say the world is going crazy over it. Only being released last Wednesday and available in just a few countries, They say the whole world is talking about it, if you’ve not yet heard then you soon will.

What is Pokemon GO. gqindia.com. below explains all


Pokémon GO - Get Up and Go!


Why the world is going crazy over Pokemon Go

The augmented reality game is creating waves on social media

Pokemon trainers across the country came out of retirement over the weekend, with the release of the new augmented reality game, Pok?mon Go, creating waves on social media.

The new game lets your inner 90’s self roam the streets with your smartphone to capture, train, battle and trade your favourite Pokemon.

What makes this game different to the traditional ones is its reliance on your GPS position in the real world to find catchable Pokemon. So if there’s a badass looking Squirtle in your neighbour’s backyard, you’ll need to trespass to get it, which is fairly illegal last time we checked.

The hype was so real that people were passing around APK files so that people outside the countries where it’s available could side-load it on Android.

CEO of the game developer Niantic, John Hanke, recently told Business Insider that the game will eventually allow players to trade their Pokemon with their friends, just like in the halcyon Gameboy days.

“It’s kind of a core element,” Hanke said. Adding that the feature would help foster interactions between players in the real world, which is what Go aims for.

Furthermore, at certain points on your map you will be able to ...

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Re: Brace yourself POKEMON GO comes to thailand in september
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2016, 12:29:21 PM »
Brace yourself POKEMON GO comes to thailand in september

Remember these words - Brace yourself POKEMON comes to thailand in september and it is going to be a smash hit. You will be able to Travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokemon. So guys Get on your feet and step outside to find and catch wild Pokemon. Explore cities and towns around where you live and even around the globe to capture as many Pokemon as you can. As you move around, your smartphone will vibrate to let you know you're near a Pokemon. Be carefull in soi 6
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Discover Pokémon in the Real World with Pokémon GO!


True Corp plans Thailand launch of Pokemon Go game in September

Thailand telecoms company True Corp Pcl plans to launch Nintendo Co Ltd's smash-hit mobile phone game Pokemon GO in the country in September, a top executive at the Thai firm said on Thursday.

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Offline thaiga

Re: Why the world is going crazy over Pokemon Go
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2016, 01:43:02 PM »
Pokemon Go has finally arrived in thailand and is already causing problems, how long is it before someone gets hurt or even killed.

A couple of stories below.

On Panthip, one taxi driver said he nearly ran over three teenagers that ran out in front of his taxi trying to catch Pokémon. He said that he brushed by one of the "13-15 year olds" but fortunately no damage was done to the Pokemon hunters. thairath.co.th

"I took out my phone in the middle of the road and opened the game app and there it was, Pikachu -- the main and rare character -- standing right in the middle of the road. I know I shouldn't have but I had to capture it. Now I have him on my phone and I'm quite happy about it," she said.

Panai, a 21-year-old student, said he faced down a fierce neighbourhood dog to catch his Pokemon. "I saw a big, mean dog staring at me in my phone. Then I looked over the screen and saw a real dog guarding the area. He started barking but I had to capture the Pokemon. As soon as I successfully captured it, I ran away." 

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Offline thaiga

Re: safety regs for Pokemon Go
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2016, 01:14:51 AM »
NBTC to set safety regs for Pokemon Go


Pokemon Go players gather in front of the Siam Paragon shopping centre in Bangkok on Monday. (Photo by Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)

Regulators have called major telecoms operators to a meeting to discuss controls on use of the gaming app Pokemon Go, including setting play zones, to keep players out of trouble and protect the rights of non-players.

The move responds to complaints from the public after True Corp launched the location-based augmented reality game in Thailand on Saturday, to an immediate huge demand as smartphone users downloaded and began playing it.

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has called representatives of TrueMove, Advanced Info Service (AIS), Total Access Communication (DTAC), TOT and CAT Telecom to a meeting at its head office in Bangkok on Tuesday.

Secretary-general Takorn Tantasith said on Monday the talks were necessary because players would be travelling on both footpaths and roads and to unfamiliar places including private areas and hospitals.

"We must set down proper measures to ensure the safety of game players while protecting the rights of people who are not playing the game," he said.

Mobile phone operators should alert Pokemon Go players to possible dangers. They must be told to remain aware of their surroundings at all times and to be in the company of friends while going to unfamiliar places in order to be safe, Mr Takorn said.

In Thailand, True, through its subsidiary True Content and Media, won the rights to exclusively sell Pokemon items and develop a localised version of Pokemon video games with characters and themes unique to the country.

Mr Takorn said internet traffic usage in the country had significantly risen since the local Pokemon Go launch on Saturday.

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Offline thaiga

Re: Pokemon Go increase stress levels
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2016, 02:48:38 PM »
Mental health expert says playing Pokemon Go increase stress levels

The Department of Mental Health has recommended that Pokemon Go players not spend more than an hour a day on the game, as it may result in higher stress levels.

Deputy Director of the Mental Health Department Panpimol Wipulakorn also noted that accidents may occur if people pay too much attention to playing Pokemon Go. While the hit mobile game can be enjoyable, prolonged gaming can expose players to health risks and eye strain.

Dr. Panpimol has urged parents to ensure that their children do not spend too much time playing the game. She said children should be introduced to other meaningful activities and that once children become obsessed with gaming, they may start developing mood swings and dishonest behavior.

Meanwhile, Deputy Spokesperson for the Royal Thai Police Pol Col Kritsana Pattanacharoen also warned people to be extra cautious when playing Pokemom Go. Anyone found to be using their mobile phones while driving or even at a red light can receive a maximum fine of 1,000 baht.

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Re: Pokemon Go now spreads like epidemic
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2016, 03:37:33 PM »
In an earlier post in this thread i said, Brace yourself POKEMON comes to thailand in september and it is going to be a smash hit. Well those words were certainly right, not only is it popular but Pokemon Go how now spread like an epidemic. Sad enough to see people staring into a piece of plastic everywhere you go with a mobile phone now this is even worse, i wonder how many stories we will read in the near future. Not only youths but adults are also taking to the streets scouting for rare Pokemon characters. In the capital and cities in the provinces, students were seen gathering at public parks, temples, to catch Pokemon after classes in the afternoon.

Pokemon Go now spreads like epidemic

 

 As Pokemon Go fever is now spreading like epidemic with people either youths or adults taking to the streets, public parks, shopping centres, local government offices, temples, tourist locations scouting for rare Pokemon characters, now the military is unhappy with the game playing.

At least a military barrack in Khon Kaen has banned any player to catch Pokemon in its compound.

A sign was posted in front of an Army barrack warning of a three day detention for catching a Pokeman in the area.

Meanwhile the SRT Electrified Train Company which operates Airport Rail Link service today posted on its Twitter warning commuters of catching Pokemon at the train stations, particularly at train platforms, for their own safety.

At the same time, metropolitan traffic police warns motorcyclists and motorists of playing the game while driving, saying it is a blatant violation of traffic law.

A fine from 400-1,000 baht will be imposed on violator, said Pol Col Ekarak Limsangkat, deputy commander of metropolitan traffic police division.

He said the police understood the players of the game but they should also not to cause traffic problem and abide by the traffic law.

Elsewhere in the capital and cities in the provinces, students were seen gathering at public parks, temples, to catch Pokemon after classes in the afternoon.

Teen street racers who normally would gather at midnight to start bike racing on streets were seen to gather at some public parks instead, scouting for Pokemon soon after the launch of the game four days ago in Thailand.

One teenager said now the game attracted so many bike racers from racing on streets to meet together at public places instead to join in the hunt for the rare Pokemon.

The game seemed to help ease the problem of street racing by teenagers as now they gather to hunt for Pokemon, citing past weekend when there was no report of street racing in either the capital or other big cities in the provinces, he said.

Meanwhile office workers were also seen at public places, transportation, holding and staring at their mobile phones scouting for the rare Pokemon.

Some motorcyclists were also seen stopping by the side of roads instantly searching for the cartoon characters.

So far there was no report yet of accidents from Pokemon Go playing.

But the national telecom regulator and mobile phone operators have met with agreement that they issued manuals for their customers advising safe playing of the game.

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Offline Baby Farts

Re: Why the world is going crazy over Pokemon Go
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2016, 03:51:34 PM »
Yep.  I just got off the phone with my brother back in the states and he's shared stories of people being actually dying for doing stupid things like walking out in the middle of traffic, not paying attention because they're staring at their phone....also, people trespassing, road accidents, and more.  I see some serious lawsuits coming in the future for this company.  Very bad idea and concept imo.

Here's something funny.  A news reported playing Pokeman go during a White house press address.

Reporter caught playing Pokemon GO at State Dept briefing Fox News
 


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Re: Why the world is going crazy over Pokemon Go
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2016, 12:02:01 AM »
found on stickboybangkok

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