Google's New MMO Game - Ingress

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  1. Densetsu
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    I've never been into MMO games, but this one has piqued my interest.
     


  2. Unagi

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    That actually looks awesome. Too bad I don't have a smartphone. X_X
     
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    don't get into them especially if they have item malls TRUST ME!
     
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    Signed up...Definitely got me interested, even though I have absolutely no idea how it works.


    Not sure if ignorant...
     
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    But I could now go to my local mall to buy clothes AND items!

    On topic - HOLY SHITFUCKS THIS LOOKS AWESOME.
     
  6. gifi4

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    "
    This app is incompatible with your Optus HTC HTC Incredible S."

    It's just the country though. If it comes down to it and I actually get accepted into the closed beta then I'll just get the apk.
     
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    obviously never played a real MMO in your life or you'd know what an item mall was
     
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    So Google ventures into the Gaming market too now....
    Very happy with that tbh, I love their products and just keep sharing them.
     
  10. Cyan

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    it's using Augmented Reality? That's a thing which always interested me. But I don't have phone/tablet.
    Can you fake the GPS position ? (let's hack the game to visit deserted island with treasure where nobody will go in real life! lol)

    I don't know if you will find a lot of players, I hope there are a lot of NPC/enemies or else it will be boring.
     
  11. Gahars

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    How difficult is this game? Can you die-gress?
     
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    Neat. I don't have a smartphone that has service, though. :/
     
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    Is Minecraft considered an mmo? Because if it is then its worlds are 8 times the size of earth aren't they?
     
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    This reminds me of Backyard Monsters and the like, where the goal is to conquer and control chunks of the map, except you do this by going to real-world locations and uploading your GPS location. Good luck camping specific sites.
     
  15. gifi4

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    I've been invited to play Ingress.
    Did anybody else get invited?
     
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    Honestly, it looks boring but considering it's Google; I requested an invite.
     
  17. lokomelo

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    2 things I notice about this:

    1- MMO use to be shitty, and the fact that google is the dev do no change it, but ok, we cant judge it without even look at it.
    2- If they will release it for iOS, where is the "war" against apple that everybody is talking about? War between dumb customers do not mean war between companies.
     
  18. Arras

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    Because half the people who have smartphones use iOS. Porting the game to iOS doubles your potential userbase.
     
  19. Shoat

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    Why the fuck would you limit your mmo to the tiny minority of people that have smartphones?
    A PC release has a hundred times the potential amount of customers.
     
  20. gifi4

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    Because the majority of gamers own desktops. It's a bit hard to cater a game that relies on moving to certain areas in the world whilst carrying your desktop around with some sort of portable power supply.