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Pokémon Go Players Anger 9/11 Memorial Visitors: ‘It’s a Hallowed Place’

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Pokémon Go Players Anger 9/11 Memorial Visitors: ‘It’s a Hallowed Place’

Pokémon Go players have been flocking to the 9/11 Memorial in New York City, angering some visitors who say the sacred place that honors those who perished in the terrorist attacks should be off-limits to gamers. There are at least four Pokéstops at the landmark — including the twin memorial pools that feature the names of every person who died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The stops, real-world locations marked on the game’s map, give players prize items like Pokéballs, which many say is inappropriate. “To make this as a spot in a game, I think that’s...

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What Is Pokémon Go and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

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What Is Pokémon Go and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

First, my friend caught a Charmander at a supermarket. Then the flood started: Digletts on a steering wheel. Rhyhorn at the bar. Magikarp on a frying pan. They’re all Pokémon to catch, part of a new game called Pokémon Go. You’ve probably heard of it—but what is it, and why is everyone obsessed with it? Pokémon is the portmanteau of “pocket monsters,” and an insanely popular franchise with a just as insanely long history. In Pokémon, monsters roam the lands, and your job is to find, capture, and train them. Then you put them in battle against other players. Growing...

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