Pokemon Go Grandfather plays Game with 11 Phones – Video Game News
Pokemon Go – Gotta catch them all !! Well a Grandfather Chen San-yuan from Taiwan has decided to do exactly that , and has rigged his bicycle with 11 x Smart Phone Devices to increase his chances of collecting all the pokemon.
He plans to add four more Mobile Phones to his already impressive arsenal of phones.
Pokemon Go is an addictive augmented reality game, which is a location based app that maps out where you will find & discover the pokemon .
The Taiwanese Grandfather has become a local Celebrity , and is also known as Uncle Pokemon.
Chen learnt about the Pokemon Go from his grandson, and can play up to 20 hours straight before he runs out of battery power for his devices.
He currently spends more than £1,000 ($1,290) a month on Pokemon Go .
The innovative Chen uses portable battery packs to power his multiple devices, enabling him to stay out late at night to play Pokemon Go in his capital city, Taipei.
He was unaware of his popularity until Taiwanese news channel EXP.GG found him and interviewed him, when he was only using nine phones to play Pokemon Go
Fans of the Pokemon Go game first learnt of Mr Chen when a photo appeared on social media site Reddit.
He says the game has helped him to make friends and to fend off Alzheimer’s disease.
Launched in July 2016, Pokemon Go quickly swept the world and made shares in Nintendo sky rocket !!
Pokemon Go Players use their smart phones to catch virtual monsters in 3D Graphics through augmented reality.
Pokemon Go players fire Pokeballs at the creatures to capture them and level up.
Pokmon Go is an augmented reality (AR) game developed and published by Niantic for iOS and Android devices, initially released in select countries in July 2016. The game is the result of a collaboration between Niantic and Nintendo by way of The Pokémon Company. It uses the mobile device GPS to locate, capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, which appear as if they are in the player’s real-world location. The game is free to play; it uses a freemium business model and supports in-app purchases for additional in-game items. It is the first mobile game in the Pokémon media franchise and video game series.
Pokemon Go was released to mixed reviews; critics praised the concept, but criticized technical problems. It was one of the most used and profitable mobile apps in 2016, having been downloaded more than 500 million times worldwide by the end of the year.
It is credited with popularizing location-based and AR technology, promoting physical activity, and helping local businesses grow due to increased foot fall traffic.
While its mainstream popularity peaked in 2016, its overall download numbers later increased to over 800 million, with 147 million monthly active users as of May 2018.
As of August 2018, 374 species of Pokémon are officially released in the Pokemon Go game.