“I’ll tell you why I stopped playing it,” Warford said. “I was walking down Mill Avenue in Tempe, Ariz., pretty much on [Arizona State’s] campus. … I was walking down and literally everyone that was on their cell phone walking down that same street was playing Pokemon Go. I was looking at their screens and it was about 30, 40 people walking down Mill [Avenue].
“It was a bunch of people playing it and I was like, ‘I don’t like this.’ I deleted it because I was like, ‘This is some mind-control stuff.’ I don’t like it.”
The app has been downloaded 75 million times and counting.