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Here, I'll put it a different way, There isn't enough info on the game to make that call, its extremely hush hush. What you see in the video on the OP is about as much info is public. I do know Google+ is exploding, "Ingress" and "Niantic Project" are blowing up search engine's left and right.
Not to mention the craze for invite's.. People are paying cash money for beta invite codes, not to mention real life acts, ect, ect.

Hype is a very different beast from enduring popularity. The reason that I don't think this will remain popular for long is that I don't think the idea of playing a game in the real world, "always on" sort of thing, will have a wide appeal. I'm conjecturing based mostly on my own ambivalence toward the concept, but I don't know...I'm just not compelled by the idea of bringing gaming into other aspects of my life.
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Hype is a very different beast from enduring popularity. The reason that I don't think this will remain popular for long is that I don't think the idea of playing a game in the real world, "always on" sort of thing, will have a wide appeal. I'm conjecturing based mostly on my own ambivalence toward the concept, but I don't know...I'm just not compelled by the idea of bringing gaming into other aspects of my life.

You dont have to Go anywhere if you dont want to, there is a Commander aspect to the game meaning you can leave us Groundworkers to go to the real places, or you can just play the browser part of the game.

Google had to take this into account, because otherwise, what about if a disabled person wanted to play the game but could not leave the house?
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Hype is a very different beast from enduring popularity. The reason that I don't think this will remain popular for long is that I don't think the idea of playing a game in the real world, "always on" sort of thing, will have a wide appeal. I'm conjecturing based mostly on my own ambivalence toward the concept, but I don't know...I'm just not compelled by the idea of bringing gaming into other aspects of my life.

Who says you have to bring this game to other aspects of your life? as mentioned above me there is the browser section of the game.

Not everyone is too lazy to get out and move around to be part of a game.
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Interesting.

LARP meets WoW.
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Has no one ever heard of or played Google Earth Wars? Seriously? frown.gif
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Anyone ever read the book Daemon?

Great book. Freedom as well.
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Has no one ever heard of or played Google Earth Wars? Seriously? frown.gif

Actually, no, I haven't.

But then again, I'm not into LARP's.
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I got $5 that says that if this game goes live, the boys at Google will put in an "Easter Egg" in the International Space Station. thumb.gif
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Google releasing a real world game that promotes off the couch gameplay and Hostess the makers of the twinkie shutting down all in the same week....
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