The latest phone app craze, Pokémon Go, has arrived in Fayette County! The popularity of this recently released phone app can be evidenced by the dozens of users on the square in Fayetteville almost any time of the day or night.
Downloaded by millions around the world, the augmented reality game encourages users to venture into real-life places to hunt down virtual monsters.
The app uses your cell phone’s camera and GPS and places virtual reality Pokemon in the real world near places of historic or cultural signifcance. You then have to collect them by throwing your Pokeball at them when you get close to them. Users credit the game with getting a lot of people of all ages off the sofa and out walking.
With some users disregarding safety warnings, the game has proven controversial with claims of car crashes, muggings as well as injury and even death. Caution is advised when using the app so as not to put yourself in danger.
Shown using the app are Center, Jason Kirkbride, 14, and his parents Tom and Jennifer Kirkbride, all from Fayetteville, Georgia.