Notice the similarities between these Pokemon Go players
And the creatures in this classic game for MS DOS (who would also walk of cliffs if there was no one to give them umbrellas)
There’s already been reports of people walking into lakes and onto roads, and you thought people were already becoming oblivious when cellphones became common and the selfie became a thing. :spin:
As far as I can see the appeal of the game, it might actually be a good idea to just outright ban players if they ever put themselves in danger (for their own protection and the protection of others). It also might be sensible to hold Nintendo accountable in certain situations in a case that could be prevented by additional safety features (ie. not putting Pokemon on roads). I know those natural selection fans who despicably cheer the prospect of players getting killed might disagree with that (go check a gaming or tech. website for reference), but we’re talking potential safety issues that will impact everyone.
Is the world actually ready for this type of game, should the companies be responsible for player safety, is it possible that we just don’t have the technology yet for what needs to be in place first to simply make things fun and not deadly?