Australians are really into Pokemon GO. And even though the app is buggy as all hell, it still pisses off a lot of gamers overseas — because they can't get their Pokemon GO on yet, and as it turns out, they won't be able to for a while.
The chief executive of Niantic, John Hanke, has confirmed that the international rollout of the augmented reality pocket monster collector has been paused so the company can deal with all of the technical issues. If you've spent about ten minutes playing Pokemon GO in Australia, you'll know what he's talking about: gyms that don't work properly, eggs that seemingly hatch into a void never to return, and Pokestops that tell you to flat out bugger off.
"We thought the game would be popular, but it obviously struck a nerve," Hanke told Business Insider.
The game is currently live in Australia, New Zealand and the United States, with other regions to be made available once the international rollout resumes. In the meantime, however, players in those countries will continue to enjoy teasing others with shots like this: