Posts Tagged ‘viral’

It’s A Cyber The Times: Deus Ex 3 Viral Site

By Quintin Smith on December 6th, 2010.

Hand eye co-ordination, right there.

This is lovely. Say hello to Sarif Industries, makers of top quality commercial augmentations. Go have a look at their site, listen to their sinister elevator music and check out their company statement. Get a little taste of Human Revolution’s day-after-tomorrow universe. Then gasp with exaggerated surprise as you bypass the firewall and get a look at Deus Ex 3′s hacking minigame. Good work, Squeenix. Here’s that link again. Thanks to RPS reader Ross “The Mangus” Angus for the tipoff.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution to arrive Feb ’11?

By Quintin Smith on July 20th, 2010.

TONIGHT'S HEADLINE: MASSIVE LIPS SNEAK UP ON DAVINA MCCALL

The nano-augmented journomen over at VG247 have reported that the Steam page for Deus Ex: Human Revolution has been updated to show a February 2011 release date. Intriguing. But what could it mean? My theory is that it means the game will be released in February 2011 and we’ll all be arguing with cyber-bartenders and grabbing men through walls a little earlier than expected. But that’s just a theory. Curse these cryptic viral marketing ploys. What do you think it means, readers?

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Crysis Viral: Update

By John Walker on November 13th, 2007.

So something finally happened with that Crysis viral. The sim card that came with the not-so-clever document was stuck in an old mobile, and left. Last night I checked and a text arrived, with an URL and a username and password. And yes, I’m typing through gritted teeth, perfectly aware that writing about it is exactly what they want me to do.

In what is quite possibly the dullest ARG ever, the site contains a couple of folders, in which is some gibberish, and an mp3 which you can listen to here. Though goodness knows why you’d want to. It sounds like Crysis background noise – weeee!

There’s lots of nonsense, all posted below for those who enjoy code cracking. I’m not at all clear what the goal is, so close to release, and so blatantly about Crysis. But they have my home address, and that’s a bit worrying. I prefer my insane advertising stalkers to have a bit more imagination and purpose.

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Crysis Viral

By John Walker on November 10th, 2007.

Here’s a strange piece of viral advertising. (And proof I can’t be trusted with a document marked “CONFIDENTIAL”).

Stop looking! It's confidential!

In the post this morning came a stiff, brown envelope, containing what purports to be a “CONFIDENTIAL” document, with the vast majority of the text blacked out. And a very small envelope stapled to the document, containing nothing but an O2 mobile phone sim card.

It disappointingly quickly reveals itself to be a viral for Crysis, with statements like,

“…TO USE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE AND REMAIN COVERT AT ALL TIMES. IT IS VITAL THAT THE NORTH KOREANS DO NOT KNOW THAT THE TEAM IS ON THE ISLAND.”

Scans of the doc, and more below.

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