Why Are People So Obsessed With 'Pokémon Go'? Mark Dice Tries To Explain

July 11, 2016Jul 11, 2016

Have you noticed people wandering around like zombies lately staring at their smartphones? More than usual, I mean.

It's quite possible they're playing "Pokémon Go," a new smartphone game craze that has been sweeping the nation since its release this month. Already it's led to some bizarre instances, like a 19-year-old girl finding a dead body in a river in Wyoming, according to CNN Money, and a 18-year-old boy discovering arson suspects behind an LDS church in Idaho, according to the Idaho Statesman.

But what exactly is "Pokémon Go"? How does it work? And why are people so obsessed with it? Media analyst Mark Dice tries to explain: