X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Google Shoot View: The World is Your FPS

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

The events in modern military FPS video games often take place in real world locations. An enterprising ad agency crossed the line and used Google Street View to create a passive first-person shooter.

google shoot view

Is it an example of high-tech augmented reality? Not really. Is it controversial? Nope. Distrurbing? Maybe. You can fire the assault rifle at pictures of the real world, but doing so has no consequences on the environment – no damage or deaths result. If that’s a bad thing, then we might as well ban imagination. It’s not a good mod, but let’s be honest, it’s not so evil either.

Apparently Google didn’t think the mod was cool and had the gimmick taken down. However, you can view samples of it in Mashable’s report:

It would’ve been much better if they turned it into a Portal mod instead. But that would’ve required more effort. So did the ad agency shoot itself in the foot with this gimmick? Or is bad publicity still worthwhile publicity?

[via Who Killed Bambi?]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



More from Awesomer Media...

MRF Credit Card Multitool

MRF Credit Card Multitool

How Rick and Morty Tells a Story

How Rick and Morty Tells a Story

Massive Hot Wheels Stunt Track Brings Out our Inner 8-year-old

Massive Hot Wheels Stunt Track Brings Out our Inner 8-year-old

600ps Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Drops the Pedal to the Metal

600ps Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Drops the Pedal to the Metal

X-Men Series The Gifted Gets First Full Trailer

X-Men Series The Gifted Gets First Full Trailer

First Photo from Star Trek: Discovery

First Photo from Star Trek: Discovery

Advertisement