PokémonGO is currently a massively popular game getting children and millennials alike off the couch this summer. Staff writer Davis Rhodes asked people in the Chapel Hill about their thoughts on the application.
Allison Shaw, Gaston County Teacher
“I love it. I think it’s great — as long as you’re not
catching Pokemon while driving.”
“It’s an interesting take on a classic favorite — kind of
annoying that you have to move around so much though. But it adds a bit of fun
walking to class, you can get some exercise."
“It won’t let me play because the username I want is taken.”
“It’s bringing a lot of people together that you wouldn’t
usually see outside. It brings people together for a common goal of finding
“It’s the first kind of app that requires you to walk
around, and gets you to exercise while playing a game.”
Class of 2016 Graduate
“It’s gonna be crazy when people come back in the fall — 1000 students with their phones out. The people who are powering through all
the bugs are gonna be a much higher level by the time everyone is back, so I
wonder if those people are still going to want to play.”
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