2008-11-14

Mirror's Edge

This sounds like a really cool game (warning: annoying flash and sound inside) with an intriguing plot:

"Once this city used to pulse with energy; dirty and dangerous, but alive and wonderful. Now it is something else. The changes came slowly at first. Most did not realize or did not care, and accepted them. They chose a comfortable life. Some didn't... they became our clients.

"In a city where information is heavily monitored, agile couriers called runners transport sensitive data away from prying eyes. In this seemingly utopian paradise, a crime has been committed, your sister has been framed and now you are being hunted."

And besides, that's a really freaking cool tat. Even if it is anime-ink. I wonder if the discovery to beat the game is realizing the effectiveness of hiding in plain sight. I doubt it. That would be a pretty crappy video game. It might make for a pretty sweet aspect, though. I'm not a huge gamer, but I do have myself an Xbox 360. I may have to check this out.

The game is an extreme example, but nevertheless a potent reminder that hiding data isn't always bad... a notion utterly lost on many in the general public. Any awareness is good awareness.

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