It’s amazing how the silliest things manage to catch on and take the world by storm. Nintendo’s mobile gaming sensation ‘Pokémon Go’ inspires such a level of obsession that it’s already been linked to several car crashes, accidents and even a couple of deaths. (Yikes!) Are you in the Poké club?
I’m a bit old for ‘Pokémon’. The original Game Boy titles came out just as I was leaving college. I was aware of the trading cards and cartoons and other media expansions from children in my life, but never gave them much thought. Although I understand that the franchise has adult fans, that ship sailed right past me.
As far as ‘Pokémon Go’, augmented reality games have never particularly interested me. I value my smartphone’s battery life and data consumption too much to waste on that. If this were a property that meant more to me, I might check it out. This fad, however, I’m comfortable letting pass me by.