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Mar 23, 2013

For the sixty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads Veronica Belmont (of "Tekzilla," "Sword & Laser," and more) joined The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 to talk about location-based gaming and its future. The conversation began with a question from previous guest AirRaidFan (see "GGH 062: AirRaidFan" for his episode) about the potential of location without GPS. Then Groundspeak's Wherigo was brought up as an early attempt at a platform and Munzee and Quest'n Go as alternatives to Geocaching. Some AR games currently available -- including CodeRunner, Ingress, and Shadow Cities -- were mentioned, as well as some Layar based projects (Operation SC Revelation and stiktu). Options for control of objects in the real world like the Parrot, Griffin, and Fighting Walrus Radio were briefly discussed. The potential for new technology such as Google's Glass excited the panel as well as the possibility of apps like Zombies, Run! to motivate people to be more active.

We also talked about the "GeoGearHeads 2013 Traveler Race" and its growing list of participants. There's still plenty of time to get more travelers into the race, share your tip, and have a chance to win a cool gift.

The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube.

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