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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLivesHere View Post
    Sorry but that wasn't a attack.
    In her opinion it's better. She didn't call you unemployed and lazy etc...
    She just suggested that this game is more social which it is.
    It was an attack because she knows me personally IRL and she knows that I used to play candy crush a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    Witherwings, I don't think Rainbowroad was attacking you at all...unless you two know each other and she knows something the rest of us don't. It just read as a comparison to another game from what I could gather.
    See my previous post
    Yes we know each other
    So not cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by witherwings View Post
    This is a bit of an unfair dig and I don't know why you are attacking me.

    Candy crush is about as anti social as any other thing you do on your phone, such as Facebook or bubhub. If you do it ALL the time then it's a problem. Same as Pokemon Go I imagine.

    When I have spare time with nothing else do to, I go on bubhub, Facebook, and yes I play candy crush. Like right now I'm in a waiting room. I can't exactly go about chasing Pokemon. But I can check in to Bub hub.

    I wasn't making this post personal and you shouldn't either.
    Whoa, whoa, hold the phone.

    I didn't even remember you played candy crush! It has been what, almost 2 years since it probably came up in conversation? A lot has happened in two years for that little detail to stay at the forefront of my mind.

    I was actually referring to a meme I've seen on Facebook which made that comparison, it could apply to anything including the games I play on my phone.

    I wasn't making anything personal.

    Obviously there's a difference between playing/using something constantly to the point it affects your life and just playing a game when you've got spare time.

    I'm hardly one to judge since I certainly don't use my phone to only make phone calls.
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    I was smiling reading this read.....

    In my opinion this game has its pros and cons

    However getting locked in a cemetery and having a car accident is not good. (Actual events happened) people walk in the water etc. and they're just the things I happened to see on the news and I don't watch the news.

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    I have mixed feelings on Pokemon Go, but I do think the positives outweigh the negatives.

    It's making a tonne of people happy. Families are bonding and being active. I've heard a lot of positive feedback from parents of children on the Autism spectrum. I was also really chuffed to hear the creator of the app is a fellow with ASD - high fives to this guy!

    The negatives are obvious - it can lead to potentially dangerous situations. I cringe at the thought of someone playing this game whilst they are driving - though I expect that someone who does this would be the type to text and drive anyway, so it's not exactly a Pokemon Go issue but a careless driver issue. People walking around not looking where they are going is a recipe for potential disaster too.

    I haven't played Pokemon Go and don't plan to, however I'd maybe consider it if my DS was a bit older and more safety conscious.

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    My brother and I both grew up with Pokemon.

    We have the nostalgic factor, but also once my brother (a video game wiz) declares he is doing something, my competitive instinct kicks in and I have to be better than him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomia View Post
    I just sent this to DS1 (my 90's child) made me lol 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    And, if I'm honest, I'm sick of hearing about it. I understand it's exciting for gamers...but pick something you have absolutely no interest in...and then imagine that the world can't stop talking about it.
    Football. Olympics. All sport. Hate it. Have to see my newsfeed on FB full of stuff about whatever sport is on right now, then all the other rubbish that goes with it after the events.

    You know what I do? Scroll past it. Don't bother reading articles about it. You don't actually have to let something be in your face if you don't want to. I can't for the life of me fathom why anyone would get so upset about someone else's hobby.

    DH and I usually sit on the lounge in our PJ's almost every Sunday. Last Sunday we decided to go on a Pokemon hunt instead. Walked 10kms and discovered 5 beautiful parks nearby we'd never even noticed before. We had such a fun day. We came across so many people doing the same thing, and they all give you a little smile, because we're sharing the same type of fun.

    We both go for a walk at lunchtime at our respective work areas and show each other what we collected when we get home. Fun and something to talk about. I'm hopeless at exercising, hate gyms etc. my OB wanted me to get 30 mins of walking in a day. I was failing miserably, until now..

    The dog has also lost the 5kgs he needed to lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    I'm anti the game. I'm not a gamer, at all so obvipusly have no personal interest. But in my neck of the woods it's not a social thing at all. Just small clumps of people in the way of everyone else staring in to their phones. Not even communicating with each other. Our local hospital had to start asking people why they were there because people were coming in just to catch pokemon, which is nothing short of ridiculous. A holocaust museum overseas had to release a media statement asking people not to catch pokemon in the museum....which, quite frankly, is disgusting. A friend of mine nearly ran over someone in a car park because they were too busy playing to pay attention.
    I understand it is helping people get out of the house and socialise who may otherwise find it difficult to do so. But from a non player's perspective, I've only seen the negatives of the game. I imagine that's why there are haters. Their experiences are probably like mine.
    And, if I'm honest, I'm sick of hearing about it. I understand it's exciting for gamers...but pick something you have absolutely no interest in...and then imagine that the world can't stop talking about it. I can't wait for the hype to die down so that Pokemon Go can disappear in to the background. I think the haters will stop hating when it's not so in their face.
    If you're sick of hearing about it why read this thread!? Lol


 

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