Cheating boyfriend exposed, thanks to Pokemon Go
Niantic’s Pokemon Go, the wildly popular augmented reality smartphone game has been in the news from the time it has been released on July 6. The game has been responsible for everything right from a teen stumbling upon a dead body to a string of robberies. This time it is responsible for a heartbreak!
Pokemon Go allows users to catch the characters in the real-world. Due to the game’s GPS tracking, it is possible to see the characters in your immediate real-world surroundings and record the places where they are caught.
Evan Scribner, a Sunnyside, Queens resident told the New York Post that during a visit to his ex’s place in Bushwick last week, the thrill of the hunt overcame him and he opened up the app to catch a Pokemon bat. However, he didn’t take the game’s advanced GPS tagging capabilities into account when he decided to open Pokémon Go and start playing it while at his ex-girlfriend’s house in Bushwick.
“She saw that I had caught a Pokémon while at my ex’s house,” he told the NYC. When Scribner’s then (current) and now ex-girlfriend asked why he had been in his ex’s neighbourhood, he was unable to come up with a good excuse.
“She found out last night [Sunday night] at my house and hasn’t contacted me since then.” Scribner added of his lost love.
Created by Niantic and the Pokémon Company, the game has re-induced Pokémania, a frenzy over the cute creatures, that were originally created in the mid-’90s by Nintendo for the Game Boy console worldwide since it was released last week.
Nintendo, which partly owns the game, has already added $7.5 billion to its market value since last Wednesday and increased its stock shares by 25 percent.