Pokémon Go (Kill Yourself): The Ultimate Darwin App?
Katie and The Fuboo drag LaughingMan with them to a discussion about Nintendo’s newest app, Pokémon Go. An overnight success, Pokémon Go was downloaded over 7.5 million times, and has passed both Twitter and Tinder in daily users since its release last month.
That said, although the game is very popular, it’s been surrounded by various controversial stories and rumors almost since day one. Most of which are nothing more than overdramatic, clickbait-y news headlines. But hey: when little Sally gets hit by a car, of course she doesn’t want to take responsibility for her negligence. Why admit personal fault when she can just blame it on an innocent game?
Overall Pokémon Go has been a positive experience for both Katie and the Fuboo, and LaughingMan even has some good things to say about it. Then again, this After Hours episode was recorded BEFORE the release of the latest patch which removed 3rd Party Pokémon Go tracking sites from the game. In all honesty, though: this doesn’t change the fact that Pokémon Go is doing wonders for all us lazy nerds out there by actually making us exercise and socialize with other people. And that’s pretty darn cool! (#Nerd-shaming)