Pokemon Go Fever: A look at the app that everyone is playing

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What's old is new again with Pokemon Go, Nintendo's latest app.

It’s a virtual game that you play in the real world.

The craze is big in Chicago as it is all over the world.  From small towns to big cities, Pikachu and Vulpix make cameos in a neighborhood near you.

The game so popular it's become the biggest mobile game is U.S. history and those little characters are drawing more than 20 million daily active users.

But you've got to get off the couch for this one if you want to play.  The game take you outside in order to hunt down and capture Pokemon in their world.

Chicagoans have been getting into the game so much so that thousands are expected to descend upon Millennium Park’s Bean Sunday to play.

There’s also a meet up planned for this Saturday at Chimera’s Comic in La Grange .

The game is revolutionary for the industry and for gamers, not to mention Nintendo. The company's stock is up almost 50% since the game's launch last week.

It’s also making the news all over America.

In Cleveland, players helped catch a murder suspect. In Wyoming, one player reportedly found an actual body floating in a river while walking around and playing Pokemon Go.

At most museums and monuments across the globe, players converge and sometimes team up for countless hours of fun. That's the point of the game.

At one of Chicago’s biggest tourist attractions, we asked just what this crazy game is all about with one simple question.

Here's what we got:

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And for more information log on to:

The Chicago Bean Pokemon Go Facebook Page

Chimera's Comics

 

 

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