William Henry, Chad Steumke and Mark Gray are all deeply involved in the search for stargates and portals to other realities. Here, they discuss why they believe that Google’s new game, Ingress, debases this quest by using it as the basis for conflict-centered game. The game trivializes a quest that has profoundly affected the lives of many people, including William, Chad and Mark, by reducing it to a conflict-soaked fictional narrative. At the same time, a significant amount of genuine information has been used in the game, creating the false impression that the search for stargates is in some way related to conflict, which it is not.
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