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March 21, 2008

From NY Times: New War Game Storms College Campuses

I remember an early Alternate Reality Game called "assasin". It too started on college campuses and trickled down to my high school. We played it with plastic dart guns. There was even a "b" movie made about it.

Now the New York Times is reporting about a kind of war game that has started among the campuses of the Ivy League and has quickly spread across the country.


I haven't played it yet, nor seen it played, and so I don't have any standing to comment on the game itself beyond raising awareness. Given the present climate of fear and censorship on High School Campuses, I doubt that school resources could be used by students to play. This may limit the trickle down to elite populations of high school kids who have resources at home.

Posted by SWEAT at March 21, 2008 08:16 AM