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    Capture the flag

    My friend and I have came up with perhaps the coolest abuse of technology to put together. Lets say you had a Laptop computer, a GPS, and an internet connection (Boost or Sprint or something). The computer has software that basically monitors the position of every other car playing the game. What game? Capture the flag.

    Imagine that. On the screen, you drive around. Suddenly, you pass a blip on the screen. The computer is telling you that the flag is on the road ahead. You get near it and press the "take flag" button. All of a sudden, every other car becomes aware your car is carying the flag. The speakers boom "Red flag taken!" and your position shows up on every other car. You bolt for your territory, and all the other cars are comming closer and closer. Once a car gets close enough to tag you (say 400 feet) they hit the "tag" button and you're out. "You have been tagged, go to the jail and wait 5 minutes". The flag lands on the ground (not really, but every car's computer knows where the flag is so it might as well be on the ground). The game continues.

    "YOU HAVE THE FLAG!"
    "RED FLAG DROPPED!"
    "CAR TAGGED!"
    "ENEMY PROXIMITY ALERT!"

    This could be really fun. I should start writing the software.

    Thoughts?
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    Awesome

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    "but officer, I had to run that light, I missed the flag 4 times already!!!"

    def sounds cool....

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    We play something like this at PhreakNic. Checkout the WiFi Race Rules.
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    Sounds like fun.
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    Capture the flag

    I like the idea. I think the idea would probably make a better 'off road' or closed course game instead.
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    Definitely a cool abuse of technology, but it'd have to compete with GPS Tron for "coolest" abuse of technology...

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