It has even been released in Thailand (or most other countries yet) but if you are already sick of hearing about Pokemon Go, we could have a solution for you.
A new Google Chrome extension called PokeGone can help you block Pokemon Go and remove all mention the game from appearing when you’re online.
Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave for the past week, you will have noticed that the new augmented reality game Pokemon Go has become a global obsession.
In the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Germany, the only countries where the game has been officially released, the streets are packed with adults and children who are seeking to catch all the Pokemon as if their lives depended on it.
Watch this video from popular vlogger Casey Neistat to give you an idea just how popular the game is in New York right now.
While the purpose of the game is to get people outdoors and active, the game is even more prominent online, featuring in news bulletins, articles and social media posts, picking apart its every detail.
Whether you can’t wait to try it out for yourself or have absolutely no interest in it whatsoever, you could be forgiven for wanting to return to the pre-Pokemon Go era, where your Facebook newsfeed, Twitter timeline or favourite email newsletter wasn’t filled with mentions of any related to the game.
Fortunately, web developer Jamie Farrelly has created a PokeGone Google Chrome extension that will block almost all mention of the game from appearing on your web browser.
The description for PokeGone reads: “Sick and tired of hearing about Pokemon?”
“PokeGone will take care of that! This extension will stop your eyes from seeing grown adults raving on about Pokemon – simple as.”
Now that the game is starting to be released in more countries – it made its way to the UK yesterday – Pokemon Go mania isn’t going to stop any time soon but if you’re looking for less content about Pokemon Go, then PokeGone could be a quick fix.
Alternatively, if you are desperate to play the game but live in Thailand or another country where it has not yet been officially released, you can find out how you can start playing Pokemon Go here.
Jonathan is our Google Nexus and Android enthusiast. He is also fanatical about football which makes it all the more strange that he should support Stockport County. In addition to writing about tech, Jonathan has a passion for fitness and nutrition and has previously written for one the UK’s leading watch and horology websites.