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Monday, August 23, 2004
 

New ARG to launch tommorrow


I recieved the following email vie the El-Centro mailing list:

There is every indication at this point that whatever the ilovebees.com thing is will launch with a massive realworld event on Tuesday, August 24th, at over 200 locations around the U.S. Players have no clue what this might be, but it looks like what has been going on so far has been a pre-game designed to build the player-base and get the word out.

For those of you who haven't been following what's been going on, ilovebees is somehow related to the upcoming Halo 2 release, and seems to be the highly anticipated work by the folks who brought us the AI game, The Beast. The story so far involves a damaged AI who has taken over a small website, and who will become "wide awake and physical" at various locations around the United States. While we have no idea what will happen on August 24th, we think it's definitely worth checking out.

Discussion regarding the game is currently underway at Unfiction, where the game is referred to as "The Haunted Apiary." This sounds pretty interesting, although my previous experience with ARG's is that keeping up eith them requires an awful lot of time.



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