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    Maduro has warned of the dangers of the Pokemon Go augmented reality game, saying it breeds violence in the society.

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has warned of the dangers of the Pokemon Go augmented reality game, saying it breeds violence in the society.

    "Thousands of people end up living in virtual reality," Maduro said during the "In contact with Maduro" ("En contacto con Maduro") TV program.

    According to the Venezuelan leader, Pokemon Go encourages violence in people from a young age.

    Pokemon Go is a location-based augmented reality game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. Mobile game app users need to capture Pokemon creatures that appear on the screen of their device as if they were actually located in the same place as the person. The Pokemon creatures can then be trained and involved in battles.

    Experts have warned that the game, launched earlier in July, can lead to injuries.

    The Russian Emergencies Ministry has come up with safety recommendations for people playing the Pokemon Go game, Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov told journalists on Thursday.


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