It was only a matter of time before Pokemon Go forced someone to quit their day job.
Unless you have been living under a rock with no wifi lately, you have undoubtedly heard of Pokemon Go; the new app game craze that is causing car accidents, gang violence, and a lot of forced exercise. I don’t personally play Pokemon Go because I like to sit on a couch and eat a lot when I play my video games. I have no judgement for people who do though, and I think the app is a real game changer, no pun intended.
Tom Currie from New Zealand totally agrees with me apparently, and quit his day job so he could spend the next two months traveling the country collecting digital Pokemon.
Currie was holding down a job at Hibiscus Coast Café in Aukland when he made the decision to focus all his attention on the app. Currie wakes up in the morning, fills a flask with coffee, packs a lunch, and spends all day traveling around looking for Pokemon. He has actually planned bus trips to other cities around New Zealand, and as of two days ago, he had collected 90 of the 151 Pokemon currently available.
Say what you will about the game, but the fact that it is getting people outside, interacting, and even traveling says a lot about the future of mobile games. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that Nintendo has made over 7.3 BILLION dollars so far.
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