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Pokemon Go encourages activity and safety


Raylyn Soper for the Western Nebraska Observer

Above: Brant Boltjes searches for Pokemon outside the Observer office in downtown Kimball.

Pokemon Go, a new location-based, augmented reality game, has people out of the house and exploring new places in search of the fictional characters with mystical powers.

Not since the introduction of the Wii have gamers been as active. While encouraging many to get out and walk about, the craze may not be all fun and games.

In addition to distracting players from work and even driving it seems that some who have caught Pokemon Go mania have difficulty even walking safely.

Two men in their early 20s were recently rescued after falling off a Northern California cliff while trying to catch t...

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