My secret shame: I am (still) addicted to Pokmon Go

Dominic Rushe has caught over 11,000 Pokmon, walked 1,841km in Pok-land, and doesnt plan to stop anytime soon A thunderstorm is rolling towards Chicagos Grant Park. The thousands of people gathered for the citys third annual mon Go Fest, already sodden after a day of drizzle and rain, are now being told to evacuate for fear of lightning strikes. But I need to take a snapshot of a Bulbasaur, Pokmon Go is an augmented reality game where players, armed with their phones, collect Pokmon in the real world. The cute little creatures pop up on a map of your surroundings as you explore on foot, and you just have to catch them. At Pokstops dotted around the world, you spin …

Gotta catch ’em all over again: the return of Pokmania

It made adults walk into lamp posts and kids throw sickies: now Pokmon fever is back. Whats the appeal? When it was released in 1996, Pokmon made zealots of children. Desperate to catch em all (as the slogan goes), they would Pokflu apparently), steal and bankrupt their parents. Exasperated schools moral panic. In November 1999, as the phenomenon reached its climax, Pokmon graced the cover of highest grossing media franchise of all time. Now, with the release of Detective Pikachu, starring Ryan Reynolds, this month, the franchise gets its first ever live-action film. Not only is it expected to be a early reactions indicate it is cleverly positioned to appeal to both die-hard fans and those who dont know their …