PokÃ©mon Go is gaining popularity on a global level as it brings a refreshing experience to the world of gaming. The augmented reality-based smartphone game has become so popular that it already surpassed popular dating app Tinder and photo sharing media app Instagram.
PokÃ©mon Go requires players to hunt virtual PokÃ©mon on their phones in real-world locations. The game uses phone's camera and GPS to locate and catch PokÃ©mon. Players must walk around the neighbourhood in order to find PokÃ©mon, a task which may not sit well with some players who like playing games sitting comfortably at their homes.
Part of the game requires players to walk certain distance to hatch eggs and earn medals (bronze, silver and gold). Armchair gamers can still be a part of it by tricking the game with few simple hacks. According to BroBible, sticking your smartphone to a rotating surface such as cycle wheel or a disc player using glue or tape can do the trick.
The GPS on the smartphone will see the device rotating, making the count for steps much needed to hatch eggs and earn medals. The trick has been demonstrated in a short video on YouTube, which can be found at the end of this article.
But what's the fun in that? The real game is walking around your neighborhood and making the most of the virtual adventure. However, it can be depressing if the progress of your game is lost, a bug which has been reported in the game. There are other problems with the game as well, such as battery drain and login issues. The developer of the game Niantic had to pause PokÃ©mon Go's global roll-out due to server capacity issues.