Pokemon Go improperly credited for exercise and danger, expert says

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) The Pokemon Go craze is still going strong as the game is being credited for getting players exercise by walking.

The game is also criticized for putting players who are not paying attention into dangerous situations, like walking in the street.

However, James Ivory, a Professor of Communications at Virginia Tech, says the game isn't responsible for creating those lifestyles.

"For the most part, especially after a little while, people live the same lives they've lived before and they just integrate that technology," he said. "So people who get a lot of exercise will probably keep getting exercise with this, people who don't might sort of lose interest in the game, people who go do dangerous things might be a little bit careless with this."

The game was downloaded more than 15 million times in about a week and was the top grossing app among Apple devices on Friday.