[vcf-midatlantic] OT (maybe WAY OFF topic)

Alexander ajpierson1 at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 16 10:53:49 EDT 2016

Just the other day I decided to give this Go game a shot, since pokémon has been something I've enjoyed since it hit American shores in '98.  It's a buggy ARG, but it is kinda fun.  If it weren't the dead if summer in Virginia, I would probably be walking around more to make the most of the experience.  For someone like me, it's letting me play out something I've enjoyed for most of my life.

I still find myself carrying an original Gameboy (or more recently the Japanese exclusive Gameboy Light) with a copy of Red version from time to time. Then again I happen to be in the age range that pokémon targeted when it was released.  I watched the poorly animated/dubbed TV show, collected the early era of cards -- I've even been known to cosplay at anime conventions as one of the stock bad guy grunts, Team Rocket. 

Side note, it's not dog fighting, it's Japanese beetle collecting and fighting -- something kids don't exactly participate in here.  

While I await work to begin at the workshop, I'm going to see if I can catch something.

-Alexander 'Z' Pierson 

Sent from my pocket telephone.

william degnan via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

>I had said elsewhere that it was fun taking my kids to hunt pokemon around
>town.  We already had an account (billdeg of course) so it was easy to
>download the ap and go.  FAmily Fun
>Bill Degnan
>twitter: billdeg
>On Jul 16, 2016 8:55 AM, "Ethan via vcf-midatlantic" <
>vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> I was resisting to play this game, but I was curious. This is one of those
>>> fads that makes me curious and I wanted to see what it actually was and
>>> looked like. It will be one of those things we look back on 10 years from
>> I played Ingress. I remember capturing portals @ VCF East last year.
>> It's interesting that the Ingress game got so big.
>> I don't know how well it will last though, you will have the power people
>> that just play it non-stop and become the kings of the game. Also strange
>> communities with all their drama around it.
>> I used the same nickname I used on the BBS systems on Ingress and I must
>> of run into 15 people from the old school BSS days on Ingress (many of whom
>> were also using their BBS handles!) That part was wild to me.
>> The Ingress client kept getting "updated" and to the point where it would
>> no longer run on my phone. When I upgraded I could play it again, but then
>> they kept feature creeping it to the point of it not running. I like my
>> cell phones with physical keyboards so I can use the control/esc keys for
>> unix screen utility and stuff, so I'm stuck at the pinnacle of keyboarded
>> Android phones which is pretty old.
>> So now I have to run Ingress or the Go thing on a tethered tablet or phone
>> that is more capable of drawing crap when you really don't care about any
>> of hte graphics.
>> Also, the entire idea of Pokemon is dog fighting.

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