There are more to collect- Pokemon back again

A recent article by USA Today tells the story of two more Pokemon games being released.  Even if you did not engage in this addicting game as a kid, its popularity has to be acknowledged.  As the article summarizes, Pokemon is only 35 million copies shy of Mario Bros. games.  The article quotes one girl who says she “likes the community feel,” of the game.  One would have to believe that this underlying social network can be the cause of the game’s success.  The ability to share, trade, and battle your Pokemon with others establishes a community of users that keep each other engaged in the game.  It is like the Facebook of gaming, the thrill of connecting with others can keep the game alive. Here is a link to the article.

 

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/gaming/2011-03-06-pokemon_N.htm

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