Saturday, August 12, 2006

The latest gaming craze doesn't require a joystick, console or even a television.

Instead, you embark on real-world scavenger hunts in search of clues; decipher cryptic puzzles buried on fictitious Web sites, or call phone numbers to hear pre-recorded messages.

Called "alternate reality games," or "ARGs," these multimedia adventures blur the lines between fiction and reality. Unlike traditional video games, ARGs let you experience a game that goes well beyond the four corners of a TV screen.

Many ARGs also encourage collaborative work between players -- online or in person -- in order to unravel a mystery and solve the game.

Read more at CNN Technology...

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