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Jared Diamond, the former CEO of Nintendo, has spoken out against the idea of Pokemon Go.
Speaking on the BBC Radio 4 show The Lad, Diamond, who left Nintendo in November, said he would rather not play the game than see it “get worse and worse”.
“It’s not like we’ve gone backwards,” Diamond said.
“It’s a very positive thing to see in a world that is going to go back to normal and then to see that Pokemon Go is being abused and I would rather be in a place where I can have that peace of mind and I can relax, I’d rather be playing the game that I love and I have no fears and I know that I’m doing the right thing.”
The Lad said Diamond’s statement was “extremely important”.
Diamond, who quit Nintendo after a brief tenure in the company, told the show that Pokemon’s popularity is “more about what it means to the community than anything else”.
“I don’t know why it is,” he said.
“But it’s been going on for quite some time, and the community’s been getting very involved in that.”
He added: “I think it’s because it’s a new experience for them.”
Diamond has been vocal in his criticism of the game.
In January, he wrote on Twitter that Pokemon was “killing” the Pokemon GO community and urged Nintendo to release a new game.
Diamond also said he does not believe the game is harming any of the hundreds of millions of people around the world who play the Pokemon Go game.
“If anything, it’s actually helping them,” Diamond told The Lad.
“I’m not saying it’s going to bring them back to their normal lives.
Diamond added that Pokemon players are “very intelligent people”.””
But I think it is a positive thing that we’re seeing, and I think people are seeing it and getting more and more involved.”
Diamond added that Pokemon players are “very intelligent people”.
“They’re very, very smart,” he added.
“They’ve got very, highly evolved Pokemon.”
The thing that’s happening is the players are actually trying to do something different.
“The players are really trying to find new ways of playing the Pokemon games.
I think that’s something that’s really positive.”
Diamond also took aim at a new Pokemon GO trailer that was leaked online.
“It was so much better than anything I’d ever seen,” Diamond explained.
“So, I thought I’d give it a go.”