Tag Archives: Pokémon

Damn! It’s Pokémon Go!

pokemon_go_logoPokémon Go is without a doubt the most successful game/mobile app that has ever been released in terms of pure downloads. Its release has not been without a lot of issues though, and in many ways, has become a template for how not to do it. A collaboration between The Pokémon Company and Niantic, the game has gotten some mixed reviews over all. Given that Pokémon is one of the most successful video game franchises of all time, so how is it that Pokémon Go has garnered such a backlash? Well, let’s take a look as I review Pokémon Go!
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Pokemon Gets On Side

Pokemon_logoMy first encounter with the apparently unstoppable juggernaut that is Pokémon came when I was working graveyard shifts at the local Tim Horton’s, and was coming home to less than stellar television programme selection. It was 1998, and it was a decent-ish cartoon that was on at the right time, so I watched as I ate dinner at eight in the morning. I vaguely knew there was a game for it, but it wasn’t until deploying to Bosnia in 1999 that I picked a Game Boy Color that was packaged with “Pokémon Yellow”. I was hooked.
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