Pokémon Go dev honoring requests to disable the game in inappropriate places

Pokémon Go dev honoring requests to disable the game in inappropriate places

 

Hiroshima PokeStops & Gyms Removed!

This past weekend, the city of Hiroshima, Japan, held its 71st annual memorial service for the victims of the atomic bomb that the U.S. dropped on the city in 1945. The Associated Press reports that Hiroshima officials had asked Niantic to remove Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park from Pokémon Go before the weekend.

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We consider the park a sacred place where we pray for the victims of the atomic bombings,” city official Tatsumi Sumida told the AP.

Although PokéStops and Gyms disappeared by Thursday, people were still able to find and catch Pokémon in the park. However this is just how the game works.

Shortly after Pokémon Go’s launch a month ago, solemn places like the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia began asking visitors to stop playing the game. – Polygon source

If more historical places wish to have Poke stops removed then it would completely remove the thrill from the game however places like hiroshima are understandable.

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