The problem with Pokémon games isn't so much that they're for kids -- undeniably, they're fun as hell no matter how old you are. The real issue: they're so addictive that you'll find yourself not bathing and swimming in piles of take-out boxes amid your quest to catch 'em all. And now, the addiction is about to go mainline, as the latest Pokémon game will be free on every smartphone.
Goodbye, battery life and social life.
As reported by The Verge, the augmented reality game, Pokémon Go, is already available in select countries, including Australia and New Zealand. Unfortunately, two of the games' largest markets, the US and Japan, don't have Pokémon Go quite yet -- though you can check them out in the App Store and the Play store.
If you're unfamiliar with augmented reality, fear not. This is an explainer article, of sorts. In a Poké Ball (as opposed to nutshell): you install Pokémon Go on your phone. As you walk around in the real life, you'll encounter Pokémon, kinda like how Ash did in the virtual world. Water types live near water, ground types live on the ground, and Jigglypuffs live near Chris Christie.