View Full Version : Pokemon Go Team Leaders Revealed and Quick Review

Shawn Zipay
07-24-2016, 08:08 PM
Earlier today, the Team Leaders were revealed (https://twitter.com/PokemonGoApp/statuses/757328428169322496) for Pokemon Go. Before, as with the Pokemon themselves, the Leaders were known only by their silhouettes. Let's take a look at the two awesome female Leaders and a guy that mains Reaper in Overwatch.


I also realized that I forgot to include a review in last weekend's "Week in Review" here. Let me fix that right now.
Pokemon Go
Pokemon Go is one of the most technically flawed games I have ever played. The servers are constantly down. The game forces me to close it down after every use otherwise it loads indefinitely the next time I try to launch it. The "Nearby" functionality has been broken since a few days after launch. The game itself is barebones as far as Pokemon gameplay staples are concerned. This includes the fact that it lacks PvP, there is no trading, and no actual battles. You can also forget about finding a multitude of wild Pokemon, PokeStops, or PokeGyms if you live in anything other than a big city.

Yet Pokemon Go has done something I haven't seen in years: It has brought people outside. It has gotten millions of people walking around, socializing, and working together. Sure, you always hear about these horror stories about idiots shooting at Pokemon players or making threats, but there has been far more positive as a result of Pokemon Go than there will ever be of the negative. It's just that you don't always hear about the positives because those don't get hits.

If Niantic can fix the server issues and add in features (and more PokeStops in smaller cities and rural areas) that fans so desperately crave, Pokemon Go could be even more of an unstoppable force. I have heard that later Generations of Pokemon will be added in the future, so that should help the game's longevity as well. I, at the very least, give a hearty round of applause for getting so many people outside, walking, exploring their neighborhoods, and meeting new friends.

Pokemon Go (http://www.pokemongo.com/) (Developed by Nianitic and The Pokemon Company)
Free with optional in-app purchases for Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticlabs.pokemongo&hl=en) and iOS (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pokemon-go/id1094591345?mt=8)

07-24-2016, 08:35 PM
I have been playing this since launch. I feel it has come a long way (in terms of stability) since day 1. There are sril issues for sure, burnin have seen some teasers as PvP challenges. I am not sure if this was fame made or official teaser, but due to how young this game is, I think there is a lot of potential. I still don't understand how the Pokemon tracker worked great until I upgraded the all, and now does not work at all, but it is what it is. I have played in towns that range from 300-100K in terms of population and there was a multitude of pokestops and gyms. Although there are obviously way more in cities compared to smaller towns, there were still a good option to choose from. I do have friends from my hometown who bitch of no pokestops and what not, but they live outside my hometown (350 ppl) and in the country.. I wouldn't expect pokestops in the middle of cornfields. I do agree that once they fix server stability, fix the tracker, add some sort of PvP, and introduce trading, this game will be great.

07-24-2016, 08:37 PM
Everyone is playing this, it's ridiculous. People I know who dont even care about pokemon or any sort of videogames (ok, maybe candy crush) are playing this. While I have a windows phone and can't play it, I dont play it and couldnt care less, but I must admit it's actually a great ice breaker

07-25-2016, 12:22 PM
*Throws a Pokeball*

07-25-2016, 02:27 PM
Hospitals in my local area are contacting Niantic to remove their locations from being a Pokéstop or a Pokémon Gym (especially the latter). My friend in security has been constantly throwing people out from emergency rooms and hospices because players who fight back against security are literally claiming, "It's my RIGHT as a citizen to play Pokémon Go!" (They're adults by the way.)

It's popular all right. To the point that there are players who will trespass on private property or unauthorized areas just to get what they want in the game. By the way, those of you in emergency rooms and hospices interfering with doctors trying to keep some people alive (or comfortable before death), odds are, they died faster without saying goodbye to loved ones because of you. Good job. Sleep well knowing that. Congrats on getting a virtual badge though.