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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Geoguesser

Geoguesser
This is one of Jack's favorite games. I've played it a few times, but it hasn't captivated me like it has Jack. The goal is to figure out where you are based on what looks like Google Street View. The game plunks you down somewhere in the world, shows you your surroundings and your job, should you choose to accept it, Jim, is to figure out where you are. Like Google Street View, there are pan and zoom controls, and you can move down the road, but the little link that takes you back to the map view is missing. There is a little map in one corner, but that is where you make your X.

Usually the game will present you with some clues in the form of signs, not too far from where you are, and by using Google Maps, you can track down where you are. Some places are relatively easy, some can drive you bonkers. Why does that sign to Kilpspruit point to the left? It should be pointing to the right!

Or you can just take a guess, which would be the more sporting way, and possibly more entertaining.

I've added the link to the Games section in the sidebar.

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