Niantic Labs (the developers of the ravenously popular Pokemon Go) are being sued by Netherlands authorities due to mass amounts of players trespassing into protected beaches in order to catch their beloved fictional creatures, an event that the developer is “clearly” at fault for.

The hordes of Pokemon Go players that flock to the beach resort of Kijkduin (which has even been nicknamed “the Pokémon capital of the Netherlands”) are the main concern of authorities, as they believe such an uncontrollable amount of people could damage the surrounding area – with the concept of “keep out” signs or fencing evidently a long forgotten art to Europeans as recent events suggest.

Left with “no other choice”, Hague authorities have opted to sue Niantic Labs (after their attempts to contact them since mid-August had failed) for being unable to control the millions of obsessed fans who play their game and display sadly limited self-control in the face of app-reinforced behavioral guidance.

Niantic Labs has previously responded to requests to remove the game from specific parts of the world, which has since led to the Hiroshima and Berlin Holocaust memorials, the former concentration camp at Auschwitz and other areas being eradicated of Pokemon – though it could be assumed that the developer was simply overwhelmed by requests, causing the pleas of Netherlands authorities to go unheard.

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    Comment by Rya
    07:14 02/10/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Russian hackers should just hack the servers and give all player all pokemon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:52 02/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow! You're a genius.
    Here, have a Nobel prize!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:55 02/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Welcome to Chernobyl I'll be your guide.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:06 02/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uhm, before you spew some baseless accusations. Most of those areas have keep out signs surrounding them as well as fencing. Yet it seems that in the quest for pokemon the players just blatantly ignore them just like the majority of other rules and common sense that'd inconvenience them in their quest for pokemon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:19 02/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    The great thing about it for Nintendo is people pay for it. An app so good you would die to use it! Brilliant! Gotta catch all the funerals!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:00 02/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Except just like with all jerks with disregard for life, the bystanders are as often the fatal victim of these types of idiots as the perpetrators themselves.

    If driving while looking at your mobile phone screen didn't pose a threat to others in your vicinity I doubt they'd made it illegal, it'd just be dumb people killing themselves with their dumb actions.
    However the story changes when you have to tell the family of the victims that the reason their loved ones don't come home is because a driver was too busy looking for pokemon while driving that he crashed into pedestrians.

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    Comment by Riiku
    23:36 03/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Post an armed guards, permit shoot to kill, post signs saying "deadly force is allowed", then after 5 meters "Go further or YOU WILL DIE!!!" and after another 5 meters "We have warned you. We're not responsible for anything that can happen to you after this point".

    Problems solved. More than one problem, actually.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:35 02/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where did the people forget their brains? Not just Pokemon Go players, it's humanity in general.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:58 02/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    This shit is so FUCKING hilarious. It's just Pokeman for fuck sake. Nethertards got me rollin' hard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:05 02/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I could see that coming. 10/10

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:27 02/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    After some Wiki reading, it seems to me in the USA Niantic would be considered principal in the crime, not even accessory, because what it does is happening before the act (it's encouraging (and rewarding) people to flock to restricted places).

    No idea about Netherlands, though, if they intend to sue the company over there. In my home country (within EU) the situation would be the same as in the USA, so perhaps Netherlands is the same.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:08 02/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    It pretty much is, I don't even need to grab the lawbook for that. It's called instigation and makes you by law responsible for the caused crime.

    Also trying to get all the pokemon players to behave like normal human beings requires a large police force constantly scouring the area for misbehaving players, which is expensive, ineffective and pretty much a waste of the police forces time(which could be spend dealing with actual crimes). Taking the problem out at the source(removing the pokemon so there is no reason to perpetrate) is far more effective.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:59 02/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Motherfuck the Nethertards.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:17 02/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why does everyone in the UK still hate each other again?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:22 02/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    The british hate each other because its (((ruling class))) always wanted to get away with power plays. The goyim masses are mostly decent, (if meek and subservient) masochists who love to be whipped by some good authority.

    End result is the same, UK will be a police state first, then the richest muslim country on earth, then the poorest, all of this during the span of a century.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:39 02/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    i see i would have helped take away everything so many people died for in history over a few people in my life

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:13 02/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because the UK has always had a class system of bigotry as part of it's culture.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:48 02/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is really why they ended up in the Eurozone crisis.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:19 02/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I always viewed the UK as one growing up, but that is mostly from the media at the time.

    Comment by Anonymous

    inb4 some bigots say the people trespassing are at fault

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:32 04/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    >the people committing a crime

    Comment by Anonymous

    ban this pokemon go crap at all. problem solved.

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