Disastrous ‘Pokemon Go’ Event Leads To Mass Refunds

thegarbz writes: A Pokemon Go Fest hosted in Chicago and attended by between 15-20,000 people has ended in disaster. The event was plagued by logistical issues resulting in 3+ hour long delays getting into Chicago’s Grant Park… Those people who were lucky enough to get into the paid event were greeted with a completely overloaded cell network unable to cope with the number of people trying to get online at the same time. The occasional person who was able to connect experienced a never ending string of game-breaking bugs when attempting to catch the rare Pokemon created specifically for this event.
Gaming company Niantic finally just gave a rare Pokemon Go character to everyone who attended — though one attendee still called it a “horrible, terrible day.” The Kansas City Star reported some people had paid as much as $400 for their tickets — which had sold out within minutes — and that some attendees had even started lining up for the event at 6 a.m.


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