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    [BOX=]Ingress - A New Mobile Reality Game by Google:

    This looks Awesome! I have never been into games, and do not have any on my phone. This however looks very cool and I would certainly download and play when it is released. I like the fact that it is "outdoors" an appealing aspect of the game. [/BOX]
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    Downloaded it, but only compatible with my Nexus7, not GS3



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    It is invite only for now.
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    It seems really interesting! I asked for an invite on the site.
    Although I don't think it's a good idea to walk around with my phone like that on the streets here in Rio. :/
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    I have requested my invite and hopefully I will be picked...and hopefully it will be a worldwide game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassmig View Post
    I have requested my invite and hopefully I will be picked...and hopefully it will be a worldwide game.
    You and me both! I am really excited about this game, looks like if done right it will be lots of fun; The possibilities are endless.
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    Looks awesome!

    I'm definitely going to need to invest in an external battery now, though

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    This definitely looks amazing. Can't wait for it to come public.
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    I requested an invite too. Looks really fun

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    Two words come to mind here........

    .......Battery Drain.........

    ....also.....

    ......Time Consuming......
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    I too requested an invite, this looks interesting
    And yeah battery drain too:banghead:

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    Also requested an invite....when I saw this video, I imagined people getting hit by cars by playing this game, having them walk across the street without paying attention
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    So after a little more research I think I now know why Google came up with this game. What prompted me to read up was the fact that an Article I had read indicated they wanted the game to eventually end in 1-1.5 yrs. Basically Google comes up with ideas on how to gather data by convincing people to generate a database of commercially useful information at minimal cost. They will have tons of people running around gathering "Walking Paths" (pedestrian routes for Google Maps) and "Photo" (geotagged) data-sets for free! I have to admit it is very ingenious, once they have collected the information they will terminate the "game" and monetize the data. Remember "Google 411" they used that to build voice recognition database and then terminated G411. I guess I am a "dummy" for not thinking of the applied uses of a project like this. Come to think of it they have been doing this all along, I just did not put 2 N 2 together. The guys at Google are geniuses they are going to have a bunch of "Morons" like me doing work for them and all the while they get to have fun and make $$$$$$.
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    Well you got that right. It's all a question of how they obtain the information which they will one way or the other.

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    Didn't even think of that. Just imagine when goggles comes out. Google is truly changing the world as we know it.
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    So has anyone actually gotten an invite?

    I wonder if living in a smaller city is a disadvantage of getting an invite, and it's going to be one of those things where they've only set up game pieces in large cities like LA, NYC, Chicago and the like.

    I've done geocaching for years, but am kindof tired of that so maybe this will get me out of the house and exploring again.
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    I got mine right now. Logged in but will start playing later...

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    Just got my invite as well.
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    Got my invite



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    Bet theyve left scotland out
    It does look cool but ive seen similar games.
    Agree with Ricky btw :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    Bet theyve left scotland out
    It does look cool but ive seen similar games.
    Agree with Ricky btw :thumbup:

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    Yeah but surely they havent put like hot spots in every city (is that how it works?)

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    Yes they have. Actually everywhere on the globe, more or less...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kritin kapoor View Post
    Yes they have. Actually everywhere on the globe, more or less...

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    Well thats pretty cool
    Pity im so lazy and same as Livia, i dont live in a place where its clever to walk around ma town with phone in hand lol

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