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Chaos Theory: Grand plans for The Secret World's Black Watchmen ARG

Last week we revealed that a new persistent alternate reality game is in the works from Human Equation, the studio that brought us the pre-launch and End of Days ARGs for The Secret World. But that little introduction is just a drop in the bucket compared to what the company has planned for the...

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The Secret World fans get a persistent ARG

If you've wanted to get in on the ground floor of an Alternate Reality Game tied to The Secret World, the time is now! A brand-new ARG developed by Human Equation has just entered the scene. Focusing on the Black Watchmen, this ARG differs in that it will be a persistent, complete game with...

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Ragnar Tornquist talks of The Secret World's progression, power and purpose

"It's simply true freedom of progression!" Ragnar Tornquist exclaims in a new interview with Gaming Nexus. After giving a broad overview of The Secret World's structure, Tornquist spends time discussing just what will make this upcoming MMO so appealing. According to him, just because TSW is...

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Futurist Jamais Cascio discusses Superstruct

Superstruct is the world's first massively multiplayer forecasting game. What does this mean? As a player of this alternate reality game, you envision your life as it would be in 2019 and collaborate with other players to come up with innovative solutions to global 'superthreats'. These superthreats...

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Superthreats: Outlaw Planet and Generation Exile

Outlaw Planet Superthreat "In 2019, the mobile internet and sensor networks we rely on to hold our societies together are being hacked, griefed, and gamed." The effects of technology turned against us impacts the democratic process, social networks, and every institution connected to the internet....

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Superthreats: Quarantine, Ravenous, and Power Struggle

Quarantine Superthreat "In 2019, Respiratory Distress Syndrome, or ReDS, is here, and it's not going anywhere." Outbreaks of ReDS have become commonplace, initially in tropical and sub-tropical regions, then spreading to other cities such as Stockholm where over 15,000 citizens are living with ReDS...

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The Daily Grind: Are ARGs MMOs?

ARGs (Alternate Reality Games) take the normal boundaries between games and reality and skew them just enough so that the two overlap, offering a new way to think about entertainment interaction. Perhaps one of the most famous of these is the "I love bees" campaign, which was developed to promote...

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The Escapist goes virtual this week

Gaming commentary magazine The Escapist has gone all-online this week, with an issue entitled "It's a Small, Virtual World". Probably best known among gamers for the excellent video series Zero Punctuation, The Escapist's editorial side is always full of thought-provoking commentary. This week...

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