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Pokémon Go is a massive waste of time!

The Pokémon Go app continues to take over the world, with everyone and their dog trying to catch ‘em all.

In this week’s Head-to-Head, James Laird (@scavgourmet) and Evan Kypreos (@EvanKypreos) debate whether it’s a good game or just a huge waste of time.


A botched launch, unreliable servers and responsible for countless phone thefts, accidents and injuries – Pokémon Go is a rubbish game and a waste of time.

From car crashes to muggings, searching for Pokémon is dangerous business when you’re fixated on your smartphone’s screen not concentrating on the world around you.

There’s also a serious lack of gameplay and depth to the app. I have no doubt in a few months Pokémon Go will end up like Flappy Bird as just another fad.


It may not be the best game ever made, but Pokémon Go is much more than just another Flappy Bird.

It brings people together, creates friendships and is an overwhelmingly positive experience. Kids are getting out of their bedrooms, going outside and getting fresh air and exercise as they go hunting with their friends.

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For old fogeys like me, it also offers a nostalgic trip back in time. 20 years after Pokémon originally came out, it’s great to be catching Pikachu and Jigglypuff again. The gameplay may be a little shallow, but I still play it everyday and have a lot of fun.


Do you agree with James that Pokémon Go is a massive waste of time?


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