Is pokemon go dangerous

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Aiyard, Jul 23, 2016.


Is it a dangerous game

Yes 10 vote(s) 17.5%
No 47 vote(s) 82.5%
  1. i would love to know peoples opinion. for me i dont think it is the stories about people walking off cliffs and crashing cars ect thats their own stupidity the game even shows this when you open the game.
  2. Its not dangerous at all, just people need to pay more attention in some of these cases. Has nothing to do with the game imo.
  3. In my opinion, it's not a dangerous game. Like you said, people should think themselves whether going somewhere is safe or not, and not blame it on a game they're playing and distracted by if they get driven over by a car or whatever. You just here more of this (and other "bad things") now because the game is new and cool, and because many more people suddenly go walking outside, making these things occur more in general (more people on the streets --> more often problems).

    So, no, I don't think Pokémon Go is a dangerous game. I think it's on the user to use it wisely, and if they don't, bad things can happen...
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  4. Anything that takes your attention away is dangerous. Doesn't matter what it is.
    CyborgTed likes this.
  5. Minecraft is dangerous! You heard it hear first, this is world breaking news!
    FoxyRavenger likes this.
  6. life is dangerous
  7. Yes. Yes it is.
  8. it's really dangerous, i was playing the other day and pikachu popped out of my phone and gave me a seizure
    Lil_Spartan_Cat and ShelLuser like this.
  9. The pedestrian crossing takes your attention away, so it is dangerous... :p
  10. This would be the same as saying that GPS navigators are dangerous. Wouldn't be the first time that some (IMO): "not so clever person" followed the instructions blindly only to end up in a river or a broken up road or even a sinkhole.

    There's no such thing as dumb tools, but there are people who are seemingly too dumb to use said tools :D
    Patr1cV, BlinkyBinky, Kytula and 2 others like this.
  11. Then you answered your own question haven't you.

    Sadly, for some, common sense isn't an app you can download.
  12. Not more dangerous than Candy Crush.
  13. I should try and patent that idea! :p
    tuqueque, Patr1cV and TomvanWijnen like this.
  14. Pokemon Go in no way is dangerous, they are one of a very few number of games today that essentially reward exercise. The reckless abandon with which people are playing it is what is dangerous. It takes a special breed to blindly walk onto a freeway to catch a chansey and not expect to end up in a hospital or being posthumously awarded a darwin award. The same applies to cliffs how can not one but two people walk off the cliff at the same time trying to capture pokemon? I mean it tells you to be aware of your surroundings, not to glue your face to your phone and walk blindly into a busy intersection because that is how funerals happen.
    Blondekid42, Kephras and 607 like this.
  15. I saw something on gma that made me laugh. They had some kind of expert come in and discuss how to stay safe playing Pokemon Go. He ended up repeating what people have been saying about the outdoors for a very long time. Let parents or others know where you are going. Stay aware of your surroundings. Buddy system. Basically, do the exact same stuff you should be doing anyway and you will be fine. My friend and I went for an hour long Pokemon walk and we simple paid attention to our surroundings and were perfectly safe.

    As for the warning, I would like to point out the "warning, hot liquid" on many coffee cups.
    Kephras, kaptrix, 607 and 1 other person like this.
  16. Pokémon Go is dangerous. Yep I said it. Now fight me.
  17. I don't think the game itself is dangerous, but people make it dangerous when they don't look where they are going and walk in front of cars. I'm really surprised no one has been killed playing this game yet. I think it's only a matter of time before someone does.
  18. My favorite video is the one where the dude crashes his car into a cop car. When the cops get to him he immediately says, "This is what I get for playing this dumb ass game." Such a funny clip to his reaction lol.

    Dont drive and play guys. :p

  19. Its not dangerous unless you go into the tall grass
  20. Not the tall grass!!1
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