The words “alternate reality game” were the last thing some hardcore Pokémon fans wanted to hear last night. I understand why. It’s a spin-off. It’s on mobile. You can’t play from the comfort of your own home. And yet! Pokémon Go could be the shot in the arm that the monster-collecting series needs.
Last month, a display at San Jose State University let visitors play Minecraft outside the confines of a computer, using little paper cubes and little paper tools.