Why Pokemon Go Will Be The End Of Me


Let me be honest with you, the 8 year-old child in me is losing his mind over the concept of Pokemon Go. For those of you who have not heard, Pokemon Go is a mobile game coming to smartphones that has players capture, trade, and battle Pokemon using augmented reality.

Nintendo is also creating a companion device for the app known as the Pokemon Go Plus. This device acts as a watch that players will use to interact with the game.

"Might As Well Call It: The Chick Magnet"
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The watch will light up in different colors depending on certain situations and enhances different mechanics of the game, such as throwing pokeballs. This stylish wrist accessory will be a must have for me as it will alert all the ladies in my vicinity that I am taking this game with the utmost level of seriousness (ladies dig confidence and ambition)

Although there is no official release date as of now, the game is expected to come out some time in 2016. The Pokemon Go Plus wrist accessory has not been priced but the app will be free. However, the app will have paid content available but it is not clear whether paying for the content will help you progress through the game.

Here are some of the potential problems I see for myself once this game is released:

  • Running into a crowded intersection while chasing a Pikachu
  • Quitting my 9 to 5 job to open up my own Pokemon Gym.
  • Screaming inside random hospitals asking for medical care for my Pokemon.
  • The resurgence of Team Rocket

Despite these potential problems, I am excited to leave my hometown and finally become a Pokemon Master.

Ray Echo
Ray Echo is a freelance writer for Giant From The North. He's probably going to a comic con near you. He spends his off-time streaming with his pal Azzy (Azzyland) on Twitch

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