Pokemum loves game despite update dramas
A BUNDABERG mother says she has no hard feelings about losing all her Pokemon and about $35 worth of in-app purchases in a recent Pokemon Go update.
Kaye McQueen said she was caught up in a recent update glitch for the popular app that caused some people to reset their game.
"I wasn't very happy for about 24 hours,” Mrs McQueen said.
"My daughter updated hers and didn't have any trouble.”
But the keen player said she had started again and was already working her way up.
"We ended up at Buss Park the other night for about three hours,” she said.
"I've got back up to level six already.”
Mrs McQueen said there were always negatives such as people driving and catching Pokemon, but she believed for the most part the game was good for people.
"It gets me out of the house and it gets me fresh air and it gets me walking,” she said.
"I'll still play as it gets me up off the couch.”
The 55-year-old said she had taken up the game after her adult daughters started playing and was now addicted.
"When they were younger they were right into Pokemon,” she said.
"I sort of knew about Pikachu and that's about it but I was busy doing my own thing and being mum.”
Mrs McQueen said she loved the game and enjoyed seeing families playing it together at the park.
"I think it's good in that respect,” she said.
"It's getting people off the couch.
"I'm even getting up and I'll go to the closest 'pokestop'.”
For the uninitiated, Pokemon Go is an app that allows players to walk around the real world and catch virtual Pokemon at various locations.
Pokestops allow players to gather balls to throw and catch Pokemon with.