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Virtual reality game Pokemon Go takes Tulsa by storm

Posted at 4:42 PM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-12 00:46:38-04

TULSA -- A new virtual reality game called Pokemon Go is taking the world by storm with an estimated seven million users.

 

As the game grows in popularity, many could be seen playing the game along the Arkansas River in Tulsa near 41st Street. The area is a "Pokestop" according to players of the popular game.

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Jennifer Zandbergen and her 10-year-old son teamed up to play the new game, which is based on a card collecting game popularized in the 90's. "We're driving around, he tells me where to turn or tells me to slow down because there's a monument."

Many say they like the real-life element of the game that allows users to see the Pokemon in front of them. So, what's the point of the game? To try and catch as many as you can.

You can find the odd creatures just about anywhere, but the most popular places are parks and local landmarks.

Even local police have heard about the game, saying they've received calls from people thinking there would be a fight, when in fact, people were just gathered to play the game.

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Local police warn the app could also make those playing fall victim to crime.

They advice gamers to stay in groups, avoid dark area, avoid trespassing and not drive and play the game at the same time.

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