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connysanada



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:56 pm Reply with quote
I didn't know there'd be 40 somethings that can play too.
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Redlinks



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:38 am Reply with quote
connysanada wrote:
I didn't know there'd be 40 somethings that can play too.


Pokemon is for all ages. I've seen grandmas go out and play this game.
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Firefly251



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:16 am Reply with quote
connysanada wrote:
I didn't know there'd be 40 somethings that can play too.


https://soranews24.com/2019/03/13/taiwans-pokemon-go-granddad-is-still-at-it-and-now-has-twice-as-many-phones/

70 yr old man who plays over 20 of em at once.

says it helps keep him from going senile.
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Triltaison



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:19 am Reply with quote
Redlinks wrote:
connysanada wrote:
I didn't know there'd be 40 somethings that can play too.


Pokemon is for all ages. I've seen grandmas go out and play this game.


Yup. I'm in my early 30s and play with people my own age, my mother and her friends (aged between 65-72), my brother (43), and nephew (8). I've traded with my teenaged cousins, too. Definitely see all ages raiding where I am.
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#sukkar



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:55 am Reply with quote
connysanada wrote:
I didn't know there'd be 40 somethings that can play too.


People of all ages play it in Japan. I've seen small city blocks shut down during raids because it's just so congested by everyone standing still to take part. (and usually there isn't a single kid in sight)

Also, remember, you may think 40 year old, but we're hitting that era where we have 40 year olds who have grown up with video games and computers throughout most of their lives.
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Sekaro



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:15 am Reply with quote
I like how the article starts with a paragraph of how a man assaulted another player and ends with a paragraph of how Pokemon Go has brought joy around the world and even brought people together.
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Aca Vuksa



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:57 am Reply with quote
That really hurts, they should be friends, not rivalries. Rolling Eyes
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Demonskid



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:35 am Reply with quote
connysanada wrote:
I didn't know there'd be 40 somethings that can play too.


My 50, almost 60 year old aunt plays this game. Which I find funny because when I was 14/15ish (now 29) she told me to grow up, that I didn't need to be playing Pokemon anymore after I had asked for the latest game for Christmas.

So nice to see people who once had the mindset of "Kid stuff only!" now learning that it's for everyone. Too bad my other aunts and uncles haven't figured this out yet.


It's sad though, to hear about an adult attacking someone else over a game though.
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kotomikun



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:00 am Reply with quote
While it's true that 43 isn't too old to play Pokemon, he's about 30 years too old to be punching people over a video game.
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yuna49



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:06 am Reply with quote
Sekaro wrote:
I like how the article starts with a paragraph of how a man assaulted another player and ends with a paragraph of how Pokemon Go has brought joy around the world and even brought people together.

It's likely a press release. You don't want to leave the impression that your product encourages violence among its players.
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LiteMangime



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:21 am Reply with quote
"Ociffer, you don't understand! He took over my gym!" - Is what I like to imagine the guy was shouting as he was being shoved into the back seat of the police car. Laughing
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pauladls



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:27 am Reply with quote
connysanada wrote:
I didn't know there'd be 40 somethings that can play too.

of course, pokemon is one of most normies franchises in the world
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FilthyCasual



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:38 am Reply with quote
I bet one of them was Team Mistake.
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megazero



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:38 pm Reply with quote
What's more surprising is 40+-year old people still got into a fight for careless behaviour.
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Beltane70



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:59 pm Reply with quote
I’m 49 and the only thing that will get me to stop playing video games is death itself. While I don’t play Pokémon Go, I do have quite a few friends my age and older that do!
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