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Seeing a Pikachu on the sidewalk in front of you come true in Pokemon Mega

Thus, it is not surprising that Pokemon Mega did well in a region which has been addicted to gaming for decades. Augmented reality via a smartphone as opposed to the virtual world created within the confines of homes by consoles offers something of a fresh perspective to the ordinarily sedentary gamer. It lets an individual walk about his locality, represented by an avatar guided by his phone’s GPS, and catch, train and battle with virtual creatures superimposed on the real world. Even if one accounts for the incidents of falling off cliffs and mugging, or the claims that video games decrease the grey area of the brain, the game has a charm to it and an unreal one at that.

Last year, Earnest completed research focused on texting and walking. His team found that when compared with non-distracted walkers, texting and cognitively distracted walkers slowed down, took more steps and increased the height of their steps to go over obstacles. Researchers used the results to hypothesise that the slowed walking pace coupled with path deviations will eventually cause a trip-and-fall accident.

What Instantfuns really needs is for Niantic to find a way to extract even more money per user, and for The Mega Pokemon Co. to get more cash out of the characters before the phenomenon dies down.

A statement from police quoted from a news article to explain the allure of the game: “Seeing a Pikachu on the sidewalk in front of you is a fan’s digital dream come true.”

The provisions of the draft bill are very wide in scope and are likely to cover Niantic’s activities because of the location-based nature of Pokemon Mega. It remains to be seen in what form the draft bill will, if at all, be introduced in Parliament.

The decision to give Sokolovsky a suspended sentence and free him from house arrest, where he had been currently held, was met with claps and sighs of relief in the courtroom.

Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, who spoke at the second Minneapolis forum, said in a blog post that he welcomes discussion on how to tackle large systemic institutions, but much has been done to that end and that a forced breakup of large firms “doesn’t seem to be a smart way” to promote financial stability.

As discussed later in the article, Niantic has not formally launched the game in India, but it is no secret that it is being downloaded in the country. So, the question arises whether Niantic is bound by Indian laws if users have downloaded unauthorized versions of the app.