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Pokémon Go has been so successful that its global launch has been delayed

You dedicated players have overloaded the system

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Attention to all Pokémon Go-ers, you literally shut down the gaming cyber sphere. You’ve been spending too much time on Pokémon Go. It’s caused the system to crash for most people. This is not a drill. I repeat, this is not a drill.

According to Niantic, creators of Pokémon Go with Nintendo and The Pokémon Company, and CEO John Hanke, they’ve reached server capacity. Hanke spoke with Business Insider, explaining that the game’s international rollout to places such as the UK and the Netherlands will be “paused until we’re comfortable” with the capacity issue. Sucks to be you, practically anyone outside of Australia, NZ, and the US.

“We thought the game would be popular, but it obviously struck a nerve,” he said.

Pokémon Go has caused quite the frenzy, recently hitting the headlines for causing an ocean of teens and adult gamers alike to flood the streets, hunting for the latest catch. Real world style. It’s hard not to feel nostalgic; gone are the days when we only had to worry about our Gameboys and trading cards.

So folks, if your game is lagging or crashing, or if you’re feeling lost, maybe go and smell the roses, talk to your neighbour, maybe pick up that hobby you’ve always put off. You know, real world things. Check out the commercial for the game in the gallery above. Try not to get sucked in.

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