Pokemon Vs. Video Games Essay

1080 Words Aug 18th, 2016 null Page
Suddenly, you can find everywhere in countries like Japan or America, has people who is looking at their cellphone, randomly walking to each direction. In fact, most of they are Pokemon player. Which is a game based on AR (Augmented Reality). This technology recently becomes very popular, and Pokemon Go is now a very last try of AR games.

The AR technology applied in Pokemon Go has showed the major feature of AR. Unlike video games, AR games don’t have built up maps or environments. It is a way to improve the visual of real-life.(Mudhar, 2016, B2) So in Pokemon Go, your are still doing what you do in real world. but when the application is open, it will self record the distances you have walked. Also your position will be recorded on GPS, so they can show your character on the map. Once there is a Pokemon near by, the application will vibrate, so that user can notice and catch the Pokemon they want.

To some people, They are called Pokemon crazy. They catch Pokemon every day, some of them even hang out at middle of night for catching Pokemon. It is very interesting why a game can makes people acting weirdly. There is a lot of explains, to be more scientific, first I will discuss how to explain it with psychology. “To many people It is the very first experience of AR to many people.”(D’andrea interviewed McArthur , 2016) People always get fancy on new technology. Although AR isn’t that new. But still, there isn’t a lot of application for AR before. Therefor, people will be…

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