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The Worst Places People Have Tried To Play Video Games

Smartphones, tablets, and consoles like the Nintendo Switch have made gaming more accessible than ever. Now you can play a match of Hearthstone while waiting to board your airplane, or take care of a few Fortnite mission challenges while in line at the grocery store.


We have to wonder, though: are there some places you shouldn't play video games? Locations where you should really just put your device away and wait? After reading what's to come, we think you're going to end up at "yes."

Here are a few of the worst places people have tried to play video games.

Apex at the airport

We know that battle royale shooters like Apex Legends can be extremely addicting for some gamers. However, most are fine with at least turning the game off to go to the airport, and even then, Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch is a good solution.


Not for this guy.

According to Twitter user @coyotetrips, the above soul recently set up shop at Portland International Airport in Oregon, rigging his PlayStation 4 to one of the airport monitors for some Apex. Security did eventually come and shut down the fun, but we have to wonder — did he at least notch a victory or two?

Pokemon Go-ing straight to hell

The Holocaust Memorial Museum exists as a record of one of humanity's most horrific acts. It is a solemn reminder of atrocities committed in the past; the kind we hope to never see repeated. It is definitely, definitely not a place to play Pokemon Go.


Of course, some people did it anyway.

The Washington Post reported a few years back about an uptick in Pokemon Go play amongst the museum's visitors. Understandably, not everyone was happy about this development.

"Playing the game is not appropriate in the museum, which is a memorial to the victims of Nazism," the museum's communications managed said. "We are trying to find out if we can get the museum excluded from the game."

Some players, however, didn't see why it was such a big deal.

"It's not like we came here to play," said a 37-year-old woman who really ought to have known better. "But gotta catch 'em all."