Here in the United States (specifically one o’ them square ones innamiddle), Pokemon Go has been available for just over a month, and I’m pretty amazed at the number of friends and associates I have playing.  Sure, I have a number of nerd friends from Major Spoilers and my days in comics retailing, but even non-gaming, non-comics associates are partaking, and I’ve been made aware that my workplace has a lot of Pidgeys by half a dozen people.  As games go, it’s a remarkably ubiquitious phenomenon, leading us to today’s immersive query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) wants to clarify that we’re asking whether you participate, not whether you approve, asking: Pokemon Go or Pokemon No?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Pokemon Go! I’ve been walking a steady 10km (6.2 miles) per day since the game released.
    It’s great exercise and I’ve gone walking in a lot of different parks and trails in and around my city.
    I’m still having a lot of fun.

  2. Pokémon No. Pokémon was just before my time and I don’t see the appeal. I’m pretty stunned by the phenomenon that its become. Last night at the movie theater I was at, they had a “trailer” of sorts telling the audience they were a hot spot and a gym for the game. Bizarre.

  3. Pokemon Go launched on my country (Chile) 2 days ago and it’s already crazy popular. I’ve known of people that I never pictured playing anything let alone something with pokémon on it, being completely obsessed with this. And I personally have walked way more than I’d normally do. After all, I’ve gotta catch’em all!

  4. I just hit my 100km badge today, it gives me a decent distraction that gets me moving and sweating and it’s probably the only way to convince me to do a cardio, and most importantly it gives me more time to steam back issues of *Matthew impersonation* The Major Spoilers Podcast. Good episode with the best of 2009 by the way.

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