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Google launches Ingress, a MMARG


Massively Multiplayer Alternate Reality Game

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Ingress also aims to get people out in the physical world, both for physical activity and to see their surroundings in a new way.
Users can generate virtual energy needed to play the game by picking up units of “XM,” which are collected by traveling walking paths, like a real-world version of Pac-Man. Then they spend the energy going on missions around the world to “portals,” which are virtually associated with public art, libraries and other widely accessible places.
“The concept is something like World of Warcraft, where everyone in the world is playing the same game,” Hanke said. Players are on one of two teams: “The Enlightened,” who embrace the power, or “The Resistance,” who fight the power. Anyone can play from anywhere in the world, though in more densely played areas there will be more local competition for resources.
Outdoor physical activity is a big component of this, though driving between locations isn’t banned. “You’re like a rat in a maze on the phone,” Hanke said. Then, back at your computer, you can review the larger area and gameplay.

Looks pretty neat. I signed up, hope to get an activation code soon. If it ends up being invite-only, I will edit this post and pass out codes to those who want them.







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hawgfaninc
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i'd imagine this would get more responses on the gaming board





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Riseupfromtherubble
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what do you win?





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junkfunky
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what do you win?


Loneliness

ETA: and virginity.

Essentially, you turn into Pectus.



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Players are on one of two teams: “The Enlightened,” who embrace the power, or “The Resistance,” who fight the power. Anyone can play from anywhere in the world, though in more densely played areas there will be more local competition for resources.


They need 3 teams. 3 teams works better






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CarRamrod
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looks cool yet real creepy. i signed up





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elprez00
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Korkstand


Read the novel "Ready Player One." The premise is going to happen eventually.






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Korkstand
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i'd imagine this would get more responses on the gaming board

You mean the Black Ops 2 / FPS board? Nah, I think this fits better on the Tech Board.






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looks cool yet real creepy. i signed up







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So they are essentially controlling your life in the disguise of a video game. Clever move Google, clever move. You won't catch me though.





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