There is a world phenomenon taking place now. You can see it in your city, perhaps on your street or, who knows, maybe in your own house. It is called Pokemon GO, an application for your smartphone (IOS or Android) made by the popular Nintendo. Even if there are millions of people who love catching Pokemon, there are some who just want to see them gone. That was the thought of a company, who hires people to kill Pokemon.
The cyber security company LookingGlass was hired by some power utility companies to erase Pokemon off the map. The main reason why they are doing this is that many people were wandering into the company’s private land and in dangerous places, with electrical equipment. LookingGlass CEO, Chris Coleman, said that they were officially in the business of killing Pokemon. It seems that eight companies had this request.
The hired company tries to alter the game’s code and eliminate those little things from areas where they shouldn’t be allowed. They had already sent this suggestion to Niantic Labs (those who made the game), hoping that the problem will be solved easier. There is no surprise that police departments around the world caught players who tried to trespass on private properties. For some players, it does not matter if it’s a business going out there or even a religious institution. They just want to catch their favourite Pokemon. The police have not figured by now how to kill Pokemon, but maybe LookingGlass will.
Pokemon Go encourages its players to go outside and play as much as possible. The game is using GPS technology which allows the gamer to walk around town and search for Pokemon. Even though it has its advantages, this game can cause awkward situations. There are people who hurt themselves while searching for Pokemon because they were in inappropriate places. Moreover, for example, one of them played while he was driving and hit a police car.
Looking Glass’ CEO confirmed that his company is in a strange situation as he is a good friend of Gilman Louie, a member of Niantic’s board. We will see if they will succeed in their mission to kill Pokemon from restricted areas. Pokemon GO has already broken records of popularity and more and more people are playing this game.
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