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'Pokemon Go' all the craze

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HOUSTON – "Pokemon Go" is creating a creating a craze of interesting stories. Here are some of the top "Pokemon Go" stories from this week:

2 'Pokemon Go' players plunge off cliff

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Authorities say two men who were playing "Pokemon Go" fell off an ocean bluff in Southern California.

Encinitas firefighters say the men climbed through a fence Wednesday afternoon while playing the digital-monster cellphone game.

One man fell about 50 feet down the side of the unstable bluff and the other fell about 90 feet to the beach.

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'Pokemon Go' players save abandoned hamsters, baby mice

Photos courtesy Sara Perez
Photos courtesy Sara Perez

'Pokemon Go' revealed some unlikely heroes. Two users were out hunting Pokemon at Freeway Manor Park in South Houston Tuesday when they found a cage filled with more than 20 hamsters and Pinkie mouse babies.

Sara Perez said she and her friend, Matthew Teague, were hunting for Pokemon near the park’s tennis courts when they noticed a strange box under a tree.

“We were just surprised and confused, and we looked around the park and called out to see if anyone was there, but there was no one,” Perez said.

The animals were left in a cage in the box with no water and only birdseed.

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Pokemon Go leads teen to dead body

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Like so many others, Wiggins was eager to play this version of the blockbuster 1990s Game Boy video game.

"Since it's virtual reality, I thought: that's cool," she said.

Wiggins started playing Thursday night, catching 50 virtual animals as she walked through a parking lot and a gas station.

On Friday morning, she grabbed her iPhone 6 and slipped on a pair of sandals. Then she took a short walk to explore the Big Wind River, which winds behind her home in the town of Riverton.

She spotted two deer near the water -- but still no Pokemon. So, she walked down to the rocky river bank. She didn't immediately notice the man's body lying face down in the water six feet to her left.

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Some users going R-rated with Pokemon Go

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It didn't take long for some users to turn the kid-friendly game into one that's very not safe for work (NSFW).

Some users are sharing nude photos of themselves -- with Pokemon graphics superimposed in strategic places -- or in the midst of sexual activities with Pokemon creatures in the frame. Others are snapping pictures of themselves fully clothed but with Pokemon creatures -- specifically a tiny brown one named Diglett that's particularly phallic -- in suggestive places.

A niche community on Reddit has popped up called "Pokemon Go NSFW." It's devoted to users posting and upvoting the inappropriate posts. Some are tweeting out screenshots on Twitter as well.

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Pokemon Go maker: Coding error gave company access to your emails

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The makers of Pokemon Go -- the insanely popular smartphone game -- were forced to make emergency fixes to the game because the app gave the company an unprecedented level of access into players' personal lives.

For some users with iPhones, signing into the game with the most convenient option -- using your Google account -- allows the gaming company to read your emails.

That's because the Pokemon Go app gets "full access" to your Google account. It's something most apps don't dare demand.

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Welcome to our world, Pokemon!

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It was every kid's dream growing up.

What if I could be like Ash Ketchum, traveling the world with Pikachu by my side? Life would be one long adventure, searching for Pokemon by land, air and sea. I would trade with my friends, battle my rivals and catch as many different kinds of Pokemon as I could.

Now that dream is a reality. Well, sort of.

For the generation that grew up clinging to a GameBoy Color -- squinting through a worm light after dark and trying to finish one last battle before dinner -- Pokemon Go brought the game into the real world.

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Pokemon Go won't count toward T-Mobile data

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Pokemon Go has been eating into people's time, attention and data plans.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere said players' data usage has quadrupled, so he wants to provide some relief.

Starting next Tuesday, T-Mobile will no longer count Pokemon Go data against high-speed data plans for a year, the carrier announced Thursday.

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