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Old 11-27-2012, 06:39 PM   #1
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Google's new location/ meta-interaction based Augmented Reality Game. Anybody got an invite? I just discovered this today and spent a couple hours rooting through all of the stuff on the propaganda page I linked above. Apparently invites are impossible to come by at this point. I applied for mine, but some of my buddies have been on the list for three weeks or more.


This looks like a lot of fun...
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I don't know much about it other than the fact that it is more than likely used by Google to collect data on walking routes for future walking navigation.

We'll give you what you want, google, as long as you provide some amusement in return.
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**** you, Im still waiting for the damn code.
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Apparently the only way to get a code is to wait forever on the list, or know somebody.
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<--- on the list, doesn't know anybody.
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I don't know anybody, either. One of the guys on my local forum posted some ideas about how to get an invite. I'll post back if any of them work.
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And got an invite. Poking around today.
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I spent a few hours last Friday night playing the game on a coworkers phone. We were doing an art walk in downtown Charleston and there happened to be a million portals all over the place.
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I'm way jelly.
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I just got my invite. Joined the Enlightened. Is anybody playing in North Alabama?
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I don't have a smarphone to waste my life on stuff like this, but if i did i can't see what's fun about it.

I've watched a few videos, and it just seems dumb. What's the point? I really do try to like stuff like this, but i just can't see the point of this "game". Maybe someone can help me out. *I'm not bashing it, i just don't get it.
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I'm thinking it's kinda like PlanetSide 2, except in real life. At least that's what I got from reading about it.
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Got a new invite to a second email. Enlightened need not apply
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send it over. I'll resist something.
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I'm thinking it's kinda like PlanetSide 2, except in real life. At least that's what I got from reading about it.
I kinda got that far too.

But that still doesn't tell me the point of it. Also the whole thing where you have to provide some type of physical effort. ugh
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apparently people drive around and do this all day long? wat.
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I wouldn't do it all day long. But I need something to do while I am walking to and from the bars.
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I have 3 bars walking distance so close that by the time i could get my phone out, launch the app, and figure out what's going on i'd be more than half way home.

Detroit.
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Ah, I'm about 2 miles from Circle Center in downtown Indy, so I have lots of time and lots of **** to pass up on my way there. I don't actually know if anything's there, but I'm guessing there is lots of stuff.
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