What’s going on with Pokémon GO ?
It’s more than just a major game release. It’s a phenomenon.
You have to actually leave your home to go out and catch Pokémon, which is strategically bringing people together. People are coming and going in droves and ending up places together like parks and museums. The best Pokémon are found in a communal setting.
When was the last time a video game captured imaginations and dominated the national conversation on social media, in real life, and pretty much everywhere like Pokémon GO has? Never, it’s never happened and it’s really bringing us all to ask a hundreds questions about what the future holds for gaming and apps in general because this is so freakin cool!
Live From Pokémon GO
Streaming live from the Silicon Valley is Matt Schlicht who has been bicycling around town to witness and partake in this phenomenon.
“Pokemon Go is the most mind blowing social phenomena I have ever experienced. If you haven’t played Pokemon Go, please do it. Not to experience Pokemon but to witness this massive shift in people’s behavior worldwide. It is incredible.” – Matt Schlicht
Is this a billion dollar idea?
The insane success of Pokémon GO has completely challenged conventional wisdom. Are location-based features far more powerful money-making tools than anyone has realized? Could Eighties and Nineties nostalgia items be recycled a lot more effectively than previously? What does this mean for gaming in general?
Once Pokemon GO launches in markets other than the US, Australia and New Zealand, it will quite likely become a $1 billion annual behemoth. Yes you heard it 1 billion dollars (Dr Evil laugh). With moderately professional updates and expansions, it can stay at that level for at least 3-5 years. There is no reason why games such as Mario or Zelda wouldn’t be able to replicate this success with location based features.
This turn of events is a real blessing for both consumers and businesses alike. The eerily stagnancy of the mobile gaming market since 2013 has been its defining feature as an endless parade of Candy Crush and Clash of Clans clones. By next Christmas we will be seeing a massive reorientation of the mobile gaming business. Nothing will ever be the same.
105-year-old woman says her secret to longevity is to avoid men
Brenda Osborne, 105 years old, that’s right you read that, 105 years old, a retired nurse who has lived through both world wars and countless other world events has revealed her key to success for living so long, getting fresh air, hard work and staying clear of men. Having just one day off in her respected nursing career was rightly so rewarded for her dedication and hard work to the job. Living in her childhood home for a staggering 93 years before unfortunately moving to a nursing home at the age of 104, Brenda was thrilled to receive a letter from the Queen of England, although being disappointed to not get an actual visit from the Queen herself. Despite not being visited by the Queen, Brenda would still celebrate her birthday in style at her nursing home and continues to conquer life one day at a time.
Shocking footage of Matador being gored 30cm deep in the butt by a bull
Bullfighting is big in Mexico as a spectator sport. However, things can go wrong and they did earlier this week when a 1,160lb bull became annoyed at Matador Antonio Romero. Romero seemed to have things in control as he goaded the animal to come towards his red cape. The bull, named Caporal, knocked Romero down and as he tried to get up he proceeded to spear Romero in the butt. Thankfully, the goring ended when other bullfighters arrived to distract the bull while Romero was taken out of the arena.
The Mirror reports that Romero was left writhing in pain after being pierced by the bull and was immediately taken to the hospital. The report also states that his injuries were described as “severe” and he had a deep wound in his rectum. Thankfully, he is still alive.
Dr. Rafael Vazquez Bayod, the doctor treating Romero, was quoted as saying, “It is serious and deep – approximately 30 centimeters. At this moment we will operate in the hospital.”
You can watch the gruesome footage below. WARNING: It’s graphic.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Donald Trump
1. He has never smoked cigarettes, drank alcohol or done drugs. His older brother, Fred, was an alcoholic for many years and warned his younger brother to avoid drinking. Fred ultimately died from his addiction and could potentially be the reason why Trump abstains from alcohol.
2. His infamous hairdo is achieved by blow-drying his hair forward and then combing it backward.
3. He has a board game titled Trump: The Game, this monopoly-like game was released in 1989 and ultimately discontinued due to poor sales.
4. He is a germaphobe, Trump and dislikes shaking hands.
5. He launched a brand of vodka named after himself in 2006 and said it was “a superb product and beautifully packaged,” consumer did not agree and the company went belly-up.