Yes, a while ago my kids came over with their kids and half of them were glued to their phones - I could have gone out and they probably would not have noticed I left!
An annoying habit for someone who does not do it!
But looks like fun for those who do!
There is a game called Pokémon go. You use the phone app to locate Pokémons around your town. I guess it can be fun if you have the time but some people have been involved in accidents from walking and staring at their phones. I knew of the cartoon s a few years ago but I didn't like it.
My kids used to play it when they were younger. One of my sons plays Pokemon Go occasionally, and he enjoys going around and trying to catch the Pokemon in our area, usually at the Lake. At least it is safer there, as there are no main roads nearby
No, I certainly don't play it, nor any other 'games' & I don't know anyone who does. I noticed on the news for a couple of nights a few months ago, where hundreds of people were walking around the Sydney CBD, with their heads in their phones, looking like zombies, but they weren't dressed up as zombies!
I am not into computer games AT ALL!! I never have been, but I can understand how addictive and fun Pokemon can be as I do know several people who have loved each format of this game.
Pokemon doesn't seem to be as violent or rather I should say 'vicious' as other games and I must admit that some of the characters are extremely cute! Many years back, the local op shop had a huge bag filled with Pokemon Soft Toys for just $5 so I bought it and my son, who was in his early teens at the time, and very much 'up with', though not 'into' Pokemon, was very happy with me! He actually ended up making some pretty decent pocket money from selling these gorgeous items which were all in spotless condition! I also at another time bought a completed album of Pokemon cards(also for just $5) which I gave to my then boss's son who was 10 and loved all things Pokemon. I do know the names of a few of the characters, but then, I believe that I would need to be living under a rock, to have absolutely no knowledge at all about this game!!!
My grandchildren are into it, ranging from 3-15 years old. Once when visiting one of my daughters there was one on my car, much to the delight if the littlies. I sometimes see people pull up in cars opposite same daughters home to capture ones in the park opposite. The younger boy sleeps with a small soft pokemon toy.
My lads were interested when they were younger. The Pokemon Go game was a big craze when it was released but no one talks about it in my area anymore. I liked the idea it was getting youngsters (and older people too) out into the fresh air. It also seemed to encourage some people to talk to others. I noticed some family groups out together searching for Pokemon. I think some of the characters are cute.
My son used to be interested in pokemons when he was younger, he would collect the cards, they were a real nuisance, as the kids like to swap them at school, we had to watch that he wasn't getting ripped off, some of the other kids were quite smart with the swapping.