盐城新东方学校>出国留学>雅思>正文

带着思考读英语,了解西方世界的阅读逻辑:口袋妖怪 Pokémon Go

2017-12-06 11:02

来源:

作者:

阅读越好”版块,温州新东方阅写组的老师将挑选一些有趣的英文短篇,希望各位同学带着文中的思考”去阅读原文,带着大家去理解西方世界的逻辑思维。

大家只需每天花10分钟的阅读时间,不仅可以强化阅读理解能力,还能积累词汇。

废话不多说,让我们开始吧!

口袋妖怪 Pokémon Go

话题导读

  Pokémon Go,一个由Nintendo (任天堂)The Pokémon Company (口袋妖怪公司)和谷歌Niantic Labs公司联合制作开发的现实增强(AR)宠物养成对战类手游,在正式发布后迅速火爆全球。只要有一台智能手机,玩家就可以在现实世界里发现并抓捕虚拟精灵,还可以进行战斗。作为精灵训练师,玩家想要抓更多的精灵,变得更强大。

今日思考

1. Pokémon Go Nintendo (任天堂) 的传统游戏有什么区别?

2. Pokémon Go是怎么与现实世界相结合的?

英文原文

Pokémon Go, Explained in Fewer Than 400 Words

 

If you've been on the internet or, um, outside lately, you may have noticed that a game called Pokémon Go is suddenly taking the world by storm. It may have you wondering, especially if you were born before 1984, just what the hell is going on.

 

Pokémon is a Nintendo franchise that launched in the 1990s. In its world, "trainers" travel the world to catch variousmonsters called Pokémon rats, dragons, swordlike creatures, and more and use these critters to fight each other. The trainer's goal is to "catch 'em all," as the franchise's slogan suggests, and become a Pokémon master by defeating prestigious trainers known as gym leaders and Elite Four.

 

So what is Pokémon Go? Unlike previous Pokémon games, it's not for Nintendo's handheld consoles; it's a free download for Android and iOS devices. It also doesn't play at all like previous Pokémon games: Although the goal is still to catch 'em all, Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game it mixes real-world elements with the game.

 

The big thing is Pokémon Go uses your phone's GPS and clock to decide which Pokémon appear in the game. If you're at the park, more bug and grass types appear. If you're by a lake, more water types appear. If it's night, more nocturnal ghost and fairy types do. So Pokémon won't just come to you; players have to traverse the real world to catch 'em all.

source: vox.com 

生词好句

Pokémon: pocket monster 口袋妖怪

take...by storm: 风卷;席卷

franchise /fræntʃaiz/: n. 特许经销产品

launch /lɔːntʃ/: vi. 推出

various /'veərɪəs/: adj. 各种各样的

critter /'krɪtə/: n. 生物 [美国英语]

slogan /sləʊg(ə)n/: n. 口号

defeat /dɪ'fiːt/ : vt. 打败

prestigious /pre'stɪdʒəs/: adj. 有声望的

previous /'priːvɪəs/: adj. 以前的

console /ˈkɒnsəʊl/:  n. 游戏机

augmented reality: 增强的现实

nocturnal /nɒkˈtɜːnəl/: adj. 夜行的

traverse /trəˈvɜ:s/: vt. 来回穿行

 

版权及免责声明

凡本网注明"稿件来源:新东方"的所有文字、图片和音视频稿件,版权均属新东方教育科技集团(含本网和新东方网) 所有,任何媒体、网站或个人未经本网协议授权不得转载、链接、转贴或以其他任何方式复制、发表。已经本网协议授权的媒体、网站,在下载使用时必须注明"稿件来源:新东方",违者本网将依法追究法律责任。

本网未注明"稿件来源:新东方"的文/图等稿件均为转载稿,本网转载仅基于传递更多信息之目的,并不意味着赞同转载稿的观点或证实其内容的真实性。如其他媒体、网站或个人从本网下载使用,必须保留本网注明的"稿件来源",并自负版权等法律责任。如擅自篡改为"稿件来源:新东方",本网将依法追究法律责任。

如本网转载稿涉及版权等问题,请作者见稿后在两周内速来电与新东方网联系,电话:010-60908555。