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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Pokémon GO Craze


Pokémon Go is the latest incarnation of a 20-year-old media franchise that started with the Nintendo Game Boy and mushroomed into movies, manga, cartoons, console games and even trading cards. Since the game’s American release July 6, it’s been downloaded onto millions of phones, with 21 million active users by July 12. But you don’t need stats to know how popular the game is – unless you’ve been on an internet cleanse for the past two weeks, you’ve heard plenty about it. A media empire based on the concept of collecting “pocket monsters” seems a little silly, but money has been made on stranger things. In its current iteration, scorn seems to fall on those playing the game, particularly the …
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