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‘Pokémon Go’ Is Affecting People’s Lives in Very Strange Ways

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Pokémon Go, which tasks players with exploring the real world to find Pokémon in the game’s digital universe, looks to be the unexpected breakout gaming hit of the summer. Of course, when millions of people head outside when they otherwise might’ve been indoors, some pretty strange stuff is bound to happen. (Also adding to the weirdness: The game uses real-world landmarks as checkpoints, leading to lots of players congregating in certain spots.)

Here’s a collection of some of the weirdest headlines Pokémon Go has generated so far:

People Are Going on Dates With People They Met Playing Pokémon Go

Entrepreneurs Are Offering Uber-Style Rides For Pokémon Go Players

Phoenix police: Pokemon Go is no excuse to trespass

Pokémon Go Is Sending Lots of Players To Church

I got caught cheating through Pokémon Go

Teen playing new Pokémon game on phone discovers body in Wind River

Holocaust Museum to visitors: Please stop catching Pokemon here

A Group Of Teens Allegedly Robbed People They Found On Pokémon Go

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