25 Jul Pokemon have crossed the River
One night when going into the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park for a Water Festival Event, I ran upon a group of teenagers on Bay Street and asked if they were going to the Festival. “No,” they said. “We’re going to the Library looking for Pokemon.”
Thanks to Ray Mcbride and his Beaufort County Library System team for creating something to entertain and educate some of our young people who complain “there’s nothing to do in Beaufort.”
Want to know what it is?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pokémon Go (stylized as Pokémon GO) is a free-to-play location-based augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. It was released in most regions of the world in July 2016. Making use of GPS and the camera of compatible devices, the game allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, who appear on device screens as though in the real world. The game is free to play, although it supports in-app purchases of additional gameplay items. An optional companion Bluetooth wearable device, the Pokémon Go Plus, is planned for future release and will alert users when Pokémon are nearby.
Pokémon Go was released to mixed reviews. Reviewers praised the overall experience of the game and the incentive to adventure the real world, while noting technical issues that were apparent at launch. The game quickly became one of the most used smart device apps, surpassing the previous record held by Candy Crush Saga in the United States, and was a boon to the stock value of The Pokémon Company and Nintendo. The game was credited with popularizing augmented reality, and was praised by some medical professionals for potentially improving the mental and physical health of players, but also attracted some controversy due to reports of causing accidents and being a public nuisance at some locations.