Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Gamers Using "Foursquare" Discover World Around Them, Get Bored, Go Back To Gaming
The creators of Foursquare are encouraging gamers to discover the world around them. The popular social networking app enables users to interact with other users in their areas and collect "badges" when they unlock certain places in their location, even becoming "mayor" if they frequent a certain location.
One gamer was unimpressed with the system, and returned to his game, commenting "badges? We don't need no stinking badges!" Common complaints from gamers include "the graphics suck", "where's multiplayer?" and "I have to leave my house?"
A representative for Foursquare is encouraged, nonetheless. "We are determined to get these little shits out into the world by any means necessary. We are currently setting up a network where we can alert their parents."
However, several game developers have expressed interest in creating games for the mobile networking app. In the tradition of text based games like Zork, there are plans for text-only versions of Halo, Super Mario Galaxy, and Uncharted. After the announcement, many gamers were quoted as saying, "whee"...