#PokemonGO takes world by storm – an annotated infographic

As you may already be aware – unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks – Pokémon GO, the augmented reality game for smartphones, has taken the world by storm. It is the successor to Nintendo’s smash-hit Game Boy games from the 1990s, featuring many of the same beloved characters, such as Pikachu.

People have been propelled out of their houses and offices en masse to explore their local environs, eternally on the hunt for elusive Pokémon characters that must be captured and secured.  The appearance of an especially ‘rare’ character can cause intense excitement and fierce competition in players.

E&T news reported on China’s concerns that the game – which overlays real world locations with game graphics – could be used to locate the country’s secret military bases.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Pokemon GO: go!
Pokemon GO: go!

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