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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
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Monday Night Owls - 25 July 2016 - Pokémon Go, explained

NatashaTNatashaT Posts: 1,130 Teacher
Today we read an explanation about Pokémon Go - the history, and how the game works:

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/11/12129162/pokemon-go-android-ios-game

There are lots of great videos in the article too, check them out!

Vocabulary Top 10:

lure - to cause or persuade (a person or an animal) to go somewhere or to do something by offering some pleasure or gain

merchandise - goods that are bought and sold

loot - something valuable that is stolen or taken by force

nab - to take or get (something) quickly and often in a way that is clever or rude

stat - short form of the word ´statistic´

opponent - a person, team, group, etc., that is competing against another in a contest

dodge - to move quickly in order to avoid being hit, seen, stopped

augmented - to increase the size or amount of something; to add something another thing in order to improve or complete it

ingress - a way to enter a place or the act of entering a place

tap into - to manage to use something in a way that brings good results


Are you a Pokémon fan? Have you played this new game?

Comments

  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 11,072 mod

    Is this the (rather) @!~* professor?
    He looks like me, doesn't he? :)


    Me, Zinbeu

  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,884 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It mentioned him in the article, 'Professor Willow helps get you started in Pokémon Go — and he's also pretty @!~*'.
    How come?:\
  • pratyushbatpratyushbat Posts: 34 Inactive
    i have been waiting to be added in the group for a long time ..My skype id is pratyushbat
  • NatashaTNatashaT Posts: 1,130 Teacher
    @pratyushbat - you need 2 stars to join the skype groups. Please keep interacting on the forum a little more!
  • AbelardoAbelardo Posts: 80 Inactive
    Pokemon Go. I think is a commercial and technologycal phenomenon. I would like to comment about the word "augmented". The formal meaning is to increase the size or amount of something. But in this case they are talking about "augmented reality". From my point of view is a mix from virtual an real world.
  • aladdinaladdin Radio Producer LEOnetworkPosts: 1,749 mod
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 11,072 mod
    There weren't robbers who lured the Pokemon's hunters today here, but local shopkeepers downtown.
    A lot of people were coming to catch rare Pokemon critters; so many that the police had to close the street around this shopping centre.
  • Just-LearnJust-Learn Posts: 493 ✭✭✭✭
    Son: Dad, how did you meet my mother?
    Father: I was chasing a Pokemon on the roof of her house!

    I've read it somewhere on facebook, they started making even jokes about the game! It's occupying everything :o
  • pratyushbatpratyushbat Posts: 34 Inactive
    > @NatashaT said:
    > @pratyushbat - you need 2 stars to join the skype groups. Please keep interacting on the forum a little more!
    but how do i get that?
  • NatashaTNatashaT Posts: 1,130 Teacher
    @pratyushbat - just keep commenting on posts here on the forum that interest you. But look beside your name, you have two stars now!
  • pratyushbatpratyushbat Posts: 34 Inactive
    so how do i ask lynn to add me on skype> @NatashaT said:
    > @pratyushbat - just keep commenting on posts here on the forum that interest you. But look beside your name, you have two stars now!
  • nidhiinidhii Posts: 851 ✭✭✭✭
    pokeman go world is crazy about it .But I haven,t played it yet
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