(MEDIA GENERAL) – It seems every day there is a new story to tell about how the latest craze, “Pokémon Go,” has stirred our society.
The other day, two brothers in Washington found a loaded gun while searching for pokémon. Last week, a Wyoming woman found a dead body. Plenty of players credit the game with helping them get active and off the couch, while also earning credit for an unknown amount of trips and sprained ankles.
This week, we have our first credited “Pokémon Go” breakup. Evan Scribner, of New York City, claims his girlfriend broke up with him after she used the game’s details to figure out he had spent time at his ex’s house.
In the augmented reality game, players search the real world for pokémon, and the game uses the phone’s mapping software to record where each pokémon is captured.
“She saw that I had caught a pokémon while at my ex’s house,” Scribner told the New York Post.
You may be sick of hearing about “Pokémon Go” (and plenty of journalists may be sick of writing about it, too), but the game isn’t going anywhere.
New data from SurveyMonkey confirms “Pokémon Go” is now the most popular U.S. mobile game ever, surging past Candy Crush Saga’s peak of 20 million users in 2013. As of Tuesday, “Pokémon Go” has attracted just under 21 million daily active users – made even more impressive considering the game was released eight days ago!
“Pokémon Go” already has surpassed Twitter in mobile users and is approaching Snapchat and Google Maps.