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'Pokemon GO' is the most horrible/wonderful app ever

(Kristen Hampton | WBTV) (Kristen Hampton | WBTV)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

If you see people walking down the street holding their phone up as if they’re taking a video, chances are they’re playing the wildly popular and addictive game "Pokemon GO."

The app is a digital version of the popular card game from the turn of the century.

“It’s a way for us to relive some of that nostalgia from our childhood," 23-year-old said Katy Mowry.

The game sets users on a mission to find and collect Pokemon characters that are “hiding” in various locations all over the world. Today, I found one sitting on my dashboard. 

Users throw a “Pokeball” at the creature in order to collect it.

Older adults have suggested the game is a waste of time and makes users look a little silly for walking around collecting imaginary characters.

Greg Auten, who owns Pinky’s Westside Grill in Charlotte, was surprised to find out his restaurant has been designated a “gym” for users to unite and “fight” their characters.

Greg’s take is this: “What the hell?”

While that may be the sentiment of some, millions of kids and adults have taken to the game and find it’s a great means for getting outside and away from a TV video game.

“You can end up walking for miles looking for these things,” Mowry said.

I was forced by co-workers to download the app Monday. At first, my eyes were rolling so far back in my head I could see the back of my hair. 

Now, I may possibly have a mild addiction, and I’m finding it difficult to concentrate and finish my work...

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