dark        
 
 

#Alternate Reality Games


 photo

TGS: Open Me, open you, open everything in the room

Augmented Reality games are a neat thing, but there aren't a lot of them which have captured my interest beyond that. But I've finally found one that I'm really into in the Sony booth at Tokyo Game Show. Open Me is a game where the player i...

 
 
 photo

Sony to show off 3D VR headset prototype at TGS

A new video on Sony's Japanese YouTube channel teases a prototype head-mounted display set to be unveiled at this year's Tokyo Game Show, during the public days (Sept 22 and 23). They call it the Prototype-SR and it features a full head-tr...

 
 
 photo

Konami wants you to decrypt videos on Revengeance website

Konami is putting together some sort of alternate reality game for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. The "Make it Right" video was teased a little while back, and as it promised, here we are with an extended video called "Arm". It's even mor...

 
 
 photo

Review: Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir

In theory, the idea behind Spirit Camera is brilliant. Exploiting the 3DS' augmented reality features to turn players into ghost hunters is a marvelous undertaking. I love the thought of scurrying around the house, pretending the 3DS is a m...

 
 
 photo

Club Nintendo peeps and more get free Kid Icarus AR cards

One of the hooks of the upcoming Kid Icarus: Uprising is the use of AR Cards to play special augmented reality minigames. The game itself will come with six cards randomly drawn from a pool of 20, but there are still tons of others to obtai...

 
 
 photo

GDC: Sony shows markerless, cardless AR tech on Vita

On the GDC show floor Sony showed several working examples of Magnet (working title), a new series of demos showing off augmented reality technology that does not require AR cards or any other type of special markers to function. Instead, c...

 
 
 photo

Impressions: PS Vita's free AR games

Just in time for the PlayStation Vita's North American launch, a trio of free games bounced onto the PlayStation Store, hoping to demonstrate the handheld's augmented reality gameplay. You might notice that your Vita came packaged with myst...

 
 
 photo

Amnesia, Dear Esther devs might do A Machine for Pigs

If that headline sounds confusing, frightening, or mildly obscene, it has probably done its job. If the rumors are true, Frictional and TheChineseRoom - of Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Dear Esther fame, respectively - might&...

 
 
 photo

CES: PlayStation Vita has augmented reality cards too

One of the neater aspects of portable gaming to come about in recent years is the advent of augmented reality experiences. We're seeing them crop up all over the place now, as every handheld device with a screen, a camera and a little proce...

 
 
 photo

Kojima: Cloud is the future, games need a 'head chef'

Metal Gear Solid director Hideo Kojima has embraced a future where Cloud delivery and augmented reality take hold, joining a growing cabal of developers who believe that consoles are on the way out and game streaming is on the way in. That ...

 
 
 photo

SDCC: Check out Nintendo's big ol' AR cards for 3DS

Nintendo has a gaming lounge set up right next door to the San Diego Convention Center, where Comic-Con is taking place. In the San Diego Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis & Marina, right outside and to the right, is the Nintendo Gaming ...

 
 
 photo

Project Mimicry lets you play a real-life sandbox game

The Dutch indies at Monobanda have created a true digital sandbox in the most literal sense possible -- one with real sand. Using manual labor, you shape and create an augmented reality landscape that is affected by, and projected on, a box...

 
 
 photo

E3: Here are your special E3 2011 Pokedex 3D AR cards

Crap! The media room at E3 is about to close! We've got crap loads of work to do, but before I'm totally buried, I wanted to give you these E3 exclusive Pokedex 3D AR cards. Download your free Pokedex 3D app from the 3DS store, touch the ge...

 
 
 photo

Postmortem explains how the Portal 2 ARG came together

It's a sizable read, but Gamasutra's feature on the Portal 2 alternate-reality game is worthy of your attention. Written by Rob Jagnow from Lazy 8 Studios (Cogs), it reveals the story of how Valve got a bunch of indie developers together to...

 
 
 photo

Valve Complete Pack given to golden potato owners

As some of you will surely know, Valve's alternate-reality game for Portal 2 ended with the game unlocking on Steam last night. Without getting into too much detail, there were a lot of people who felt entitled and ended up getting their fe...

 
 
 photo

Japanese Club Nintendo gets huge AR card for 3DS

Club Nintendo in Japan has been updated with a new reward for cashing in those Nintendo products: a giant alternate-reality card for 3DS. It's 73 x 46 cm, which is a heck of a lot bigger than the cards packed in with the system. One side ou...

 
 
 photo

Tons of Portal 2 concept art from Valve's ARG

Valve's Potato Fool's Day alternate-reality game (ARG) has taken off since we last mentioned it here. There's a history of the findings right here, which you should check out. As always, it's impressive to see all of the pieces come togethe...

 
 
 photo

Watch Jane McGonigal on Colbert Report

Game designer and researcher Jane McGonigal appeared on The Colbert Report tonight to promote her new book, Reality is Broken. In the interview, McGonigal discusses some of the potential for games when it comes to improving our lives ...

 
 
 photo

What's this mystery package all about? Let's find out!

A small, unmarked package arrived at the offices of Destructoid East today. Inside was a small USB stick, which contained a text document and an audio file. The text document contained this text: CryptographyIsotopePhilanthropyHydrogenEmb...

 
 
 photo

The fun continues with the I.O.O.P.

Last weekend we brought to your attention to the International Order of the Pawns, a group who has been getting in touch with some fans of BioShock 2 and sending them cryptic messages. Last week it was simply business cards, but this week D...

 
 
 photo

BioShock's International Order of the Pawns sends cards

It appears that the BioShock 2 marketing team is beginning to ramp it up a bit more as they've sent out cards to a select few that proclaim the recipients as members of the International Order of the Pawns. As Beatboxtaun explains the card ...

 
 
 
 photo

Who needs drugs when you have videogames?

We recently told you how videogames are being used to cure migrane headaches, and now it looks like a similar approach is being taken to chronic pain.It seems that virtual reality can offer as much relief as pain meds, and a Simon Fraser Un...

 
 
 
 




Reviews   filter by...

Flynn & Freckles"Yo Ho, Yo No!"

 

Runner3"Lets-a go"

 

Deadpool 2"Doubles down on everything, for the better"

 

State of Decay 2"It's hard out here for a survivor"

 

FRAMED Collection"Caught in the act"

 

Fox n Forests"Run n Jumpin'"

 

Atlanta Robbin' Season"Television's most underrated show knocks it out of the park, again"

 

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux"Strange things are happening to me"

 
 
 

Community Blogs | expand

 

Quickposts expand | +quickpost

Rudorlf

I think Ill refrain from shaving for a while after a recent gory scene on the Also, I really liked Shogun World, even though the town looks really small (Which I understand, considering its setting looks much more expensive than the Western one)

 
Bass

Went walking in town I shopped around for a new bike, since mine was totalled last I havent decided yet, but just walking outside felt great with the nice Thanks Victoria day! Hope you guys had a great canadian monday

 
Boxed Swine

Halt! Who goes there?

 
Nathan D

Aww yeah, E3 is just around the Only *checks calendar* 3 weeks WEEKS?! What the just wont get

 
Neronium

Almost got scammed out of my laptop I was Caught it before it was But now Im depressed cause Im an

 
Zalno

Got a call from a recruiter Ive been talking with for the past couple of I did so well in the interview for HP that Im getting a 6-8 month contract I may even go full-time by the end of the year if I do well! :D

 
Greenhornet214

I wish the shopkeeper was playable in Hyrule So OP

 
homeoftheblues

According to a douche politician in Texas the reasons for school shootings is violent videogames, abortion, no God in schools, too many entrances in schools, and not enough armed Link in comments if you dare to read about a complete

 
Mike Sounders
 
ShadeOfLight

I wrote a blog that has the word butt in it 125 I think youll like Click for Midna, Ghirahim, Tingle, and more!

 
 

Upcoming

More Previews
 

Destructoid Originals

More Originals
 
 
 
BACK NEXT