Would this be cool?

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  1. Zetta_x
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    Zetta_x The Insane Statistician

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    What would happen if Google mapped the Earth including specific details and made it into a game?

    They would couple it with glasses that outputs what Earth would look like with Call of Duty graphics. To play the game, you would wear the glasses and use some form of wireless connection to connect to a central database where it would download the updates and connect online with other players. People who are playing the game would be visibly seen in this virtual world while others not so much. This game could be a first person shooter perhaps where you can digitally pull out a handgun ... you get the point.

    Even on a small scale in a large room connected by wifi on a certain server. The admin can project gun respawn points and the game would be very similar to a laser tag game but call of duty status. The game would function with x-y-x coordinate system all calculated on a pretty powerful server. The room can easily be mapped digitally.

    /Random thinking
     
  2. Blood Fetish

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    If there would be 500 players playing, the chance that you would meet another player is extremely low [​IMG]
    Using the whole world (google maps world) is overkill, hosts should at least be able to pick a certain location, like a small part of a city, or a landscape [​IMG]
    And besides, what kind of computer can run the whole world? o.o

    Edit: oh wow, wait, I think I messed up xD
    You mean that we're the actual soldiers? And not some random computerized personage?
    That we run around in circles and hump walls? [​IMG]
    That we kill our friends?
    That we nuke our city?
    Sounds awesome =)
     
  4. bnwchbammer

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    Wasn't there an iPhone app that was a very watered down version of that?
    Like, a bunch of people are playing all around the world, and when you see someone in real life you tag them or something with your phone?
    Iunno.
    I'm fine with playing games on my PC over the interwebs.
    Though it would be cool I guess.
     
  5. Paarish

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    theres already a game with that; it's called "LIFE"

    and if you want guns just go to your local gun store (if you have one)
     
  6. _Chaz_

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    It sounds cool, except for the shooter part. Not my cup of tea.

    lol, this.
     
  7. Zetta_x
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    Lmao. I think even a digitally mapped world would be cool. We're close to the technology, we would just need the hardware to be able to process something like that.
     
  8. BobTheJoeBob

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    I've thought about this a lot. It's gonna be a while before it actually happens though. Gamer (A movie) is a good idea of how it might be/start out like. Except people won't actually die of course. [​IMG]