(CBS) – Only days since its launch, one app is being called a cultural phenomenon.
The Pokemon Go app is crashing servers due to demand and cashing in — to the tune of billions in stock value.
But as CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reports, it is also drawing some concerns.
It’s the meshing of GPS and cell phone cameras, overlaying a digital domain to battle virtual monsters, called Pokemon, and collect them for players’ arsenals.
Player Rex Lee, 31, says Millennium Park is crawling with Pokemon for the capturing, as well as some bonuses for users.
“There’s a lot of stops, designated points and landmarks in Millennium Parks,” Lee tells WBBM Newsradio. “They incentivize you to come visit it because you get items that you can use in the game when you come near it.”