I do not play Pokemon Go, and before we get any further, I should warn you that there are swears, millennials and a dude wearing part of a Santa Claus costume in several of the videos in this post.
I don’t play it, but I get it. I gave up console video games before my daughter was born in our great screen purge, but I still will play the occasional game on my phone, or weird art games on my computer. So I can deal with the excitement right now — thought it is a liiiiittle over-the-top at times.
Anyway, the video below is the first one someone shared with us of people playing here. The group, called The Creatures, make gamer-oriented videos regularly and are based here in the Denver area. Obviously videos of people playing video games have been enormously popular — but it’s much cooler to see someone play a video game outside in places you know.
“By the way… those two guys walked up to us… and they tried to recruit us into the military… and they said we put a lure down to lure people in, and then they talk to them.”
Not totally surprising! Hillary Clinton’s campaign has used Pokemon Go, too — to register voters.
Also, one of the guys gets a compliment on his cropped red pants and is asked where he got them. He admits that they are the bottom half of a Santa costume.
There are several more episodes of these guys strolling around the metro area playing.
At SouthGlenn, a fan recognizes them!
Also they go see puppies, and consider catching real butterflies as a sincere educational exercise.
Here they are going to downtown Littleton
They ride the light rail and share tips — then encounter several groups of other players, with whom they decide not to interact… for the most part.
Here they are at Hudson Gardens
Here they are getting into water in search of Pokemon (don’t worry; one of them has a life vest)