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  1. I really had no idea what this was all about. What you have said makes total sense. I’ll need to investigate!

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

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  2. Glad you’re enjoying getting out and about, Tammy. With no smart phone, I’ll have to pass playing along with you.

    I did get up and get out this morning . . . for a 2 mile walk in the waves.

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  3. Hmmm. I’ve been actively avoiding it, since I can get pretty obsessed with video games and it stresses me out. But you’ve really made it sound appealing!

    Plus, it’s great that it’s something that you and your boys can enjoy together. I’m off to download it now…

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  4. Haven’t played, but like the focus on public art, museums and parks. Go for it. Like that avatar, too!

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    • It is really fun. Today, we rode the light rail and saw the pokéstops – beautifully designed ceilings in the stations, a unique cloud motif at one spot and in our airport – more art than you ever imagine.

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  5. Great post; had no idea what this entailed and, quite frankly, I believed the negative reviews. I will have to revisit Pokémon. Thank you for the information Tammy..

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    • Downtown Scottsdale is likely rich with stops because they do have such great public art.

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  6. I started playing this morning, and it’s definitely addictive! I found 2 Poké stops in the park in my neighborhood, along with several creatures. There were 2 stops next to my yoga studio, and several corresponding with plaques in the historic center of town. You were right about it being a great way to discover things that you might otherwise pass by every day without noticing. Thank you!

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    • Glad you’re enjoying it Mary. We did it on the light rail and at the airport today and couldn’t believe how much art was there.

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  7. I’m not playing it! I can’t afford my time taken up with anything else. My son loves it. He is addicted. He plays it on my phone and is permanently running it out of battery. He only comes home once the battery is dead. I do hope I’m not up for a huge data bill xx

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    • You are so right about the battery drain! My sons have an unlimited data plan but you might want to check on that!!!

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  8. Tammy, thank you for this enlightening post. I think it’s excellent if used in the right way and that’s up to the people playing. You are correct, the media only publishes the negative hype 😀

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    • As with anything! Maybe in this American voting cycle I should praise any news that is other than the election.

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  9. I have not played though it does look more engaging than the typical game. It will be interesting to see how this evolves!

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    • It certainly gets folks out and moving and causes them to notice things they may not have seen before.

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  10. My nephew of 13 year’s old plays it all the time. It is ver in right now in Belgium. It is certainly not for me at all.

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  11. My co-workers are playing. A lot. I don’t play, and I don’t see this as a loss, but I do like the fact that as opposed to many other games, this one at least gets people out of the house and makes them notice things they might have missed before.

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    • If people will take the time, it’s a fantastic way to bring light to public art and architectural features.

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