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Inside the Honeypot, Inside the Game 22

VonGuard writes "The Game is the title of an article I have up on the EastBayExpress site, and it's an inside look at 4orty2wo, the company behind and the original ARG 'Who Killed Evan Chan?'. I also have an interview with the 4orty2wo folks in this month's Game Developer Magazine entitled 'Inside the Honeypot'. Read both carefully and you may find clues to a new ARG!" From the article: "One day last fall, Lenore Henry stood by a pay phone on San Francisco's Market Street. She cupped the thick black shell of the receiver to one ear and plugged the other with an errant finger to block out street noise. Behind her, a man clicked on a recording device and poked a microphone at the telephone mouthpiece. A familiar female voice was on the line. It wasn't a recorded voice as before. This one was live. It was 'the Melissa,' and Lenore needed to make it cry."
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Inside the Honeypot, Inside the Game

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  • by Zeussy (868062) on Monday May 23, 2005 @03:37PM (#12616845) Homepage
    Was I the only one that thought winnie the pooh when i read Inside the Honey pot.

    I better go back to my corner.
  • So... (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward
    After reading the article, does anyone think that Microsoft has been scammed out of big money to pay a company to play a LARP with a bunch of strangers that hadn't sold a single ticket to AI or a single copy of Halo 2?
  • a few things (Score:3, Informative)

    by CoffeeJedi (90936) on Monday May 23, 2005 @04:12PM (#12617209)
    yeah, some of us beekeepers checked out the mini-arg linked from the article, i think the whole thing was solved in a matter of hours actually

    but, this is coming from a writer who couldn't get the lead character's name right (its just Melissa, no "the") and couldn't even get the name of the original A.I. game correct (everyone just calls it "the beast" now, even 4orty2wo)
  • by Jukashi (240273) on Monday May 23, 2005 @05:20PM (#12617866) Homepage Journal
    Viral marketing fucking sucks. The only amazing feat here is the ability of these people to be even bigger liars than other marketing firms. How long until our memories are full of these corporate 'happenings'? Thanks for making the world a worse place, dickwads.
  • by Kosi (589267) on Tuesday May 24, 2005 @03:50AM (#12621463)
    I RTFA, but was not able to fathom what it is talking about. And what is an ARG?

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