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For those unaware, Pokémon GO has all but taken over the planet at this point. Phone batteries everywhere have taken a devastating hit. People wander the streets with lifeless eyes, tired legs (still getting used to the whole walking everywhere thing) on the hunt for another Magikarp (cause you need like 500 of those to get a damn Gyarados).

Seriously. Go outside, look around, and catch at least a dozen folks committed to leveling up, catching 'em all, and hitting every f**king Poké Stop between here and Narnia, while on their way to a potentially perpetual state of unemployment. Like some of us really should be getting back to work at this point...

And now to the hot topic of the day: when you first start up with this game, you've the option to side with Team Instinct, Valor, or Mystic:





Well, an inspired piece of banner artwork from DeviantArt’s Seoxys6 is serving as the rallying point for players out there that have grown tired of the senseless hostility between players on different teams. Team Harmony's message goes:

“Disturb not the harmony of Fire, Ice, or Lightning lest these three Titans wreck destruction upon the world in which they clash. Though the water’s Great Guardian shall arise to quell the fighting alone its song will fail. Thus the Earth shall turn to ash. O, Chosen One, into thine hands bring together all three.”

Can this new, 'unofficial' team put an end to all the animosity, or nah? I appreciate the nod to the pokémon storyline -- in the movie Ash and friends have to do something with Lugia in order to restore order between the three legendary birds, Zapdos, Articuno, and Moltres.



I don't know though; these reactions suggest we might yet be on an endless quest to attain peace between competing factions....



South Koreans rush to remote town on North Korean border to play 'Pokémon Go'
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South Korea is blocked from Pokémon Go due to sync problems. However, due to glitch that thinks it's in North Korea, it can be played in one remote town on the North Korean border.


A local shopkeeper joked that there were more monsters than customers in the store. Read the full story on Mashable.

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A man playing Pokemon Go was in Prospect Park walking towards a lure...when he fell into a pond.

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The video above shows the live stream of a video game streamer named Alex Ramirez when he "allegedly" witnessed a murderer dump a body behind a church while he was playing. You can hear him begin a 911 call, the video also follows up with a separate video where he claims to have been fired from his job. All this led to a lot of people being fooled and some people even donating money to a GoFundMe account which has now been deactivated. 

Not everyone was convinced, a person in the comments to this video links Ramirez to a troll account on Twitch that has already been banned for faking similar hoaxes.



 One man even did his own sleuthing and called the police department that Ramirez pretended to call and found out that it was, in fact, a hoax. 



According to Gizmodo, Uber has confirmed that Ramirez does work for them but hasn't been suspended (yet) and that anyone who donated to the GoFundMe account will be refunded.