ARGNet: Around the Web

Select ARGNet content is syndicated on Wired.com’s Decode blog.

ARGNet in the News

December 13, 2013 – The Verge
The everywhere arcade: how Google is turning location into a game platform
by CASEY NEWTON

August 20, 2013 – No Guts No Stories
A Podcast Interview with Digital Strategist, ARGNet Owner and Senior Editor Michael Andersen
by JULIANA LOH

November 16, 2012 – CNET
Inside Ingress, Google’s new augmented reality game
by CASEY NEWTON

September 25, 2012 – Continue Magazine
The State of Playfulness
by JOE MARTIN

September 26, 2011 – GameSpot
Are Alternate Reality Games the Future?
by LAURA PARKER

August 16, 2011 – Salon.com
“Sleep No More”: Shakespeare meets Internet games
by DREW GRANT

August 1, 2011 – Transmedia Talk
2011 Half Year in Review with Michael Andersen
podcast by NICK BRACCIA, DEE COOK, & HALEY MOORE

July 30, 2011 – Cracked
The 5 Most Insane Alternate Reality Games
by ANDREW LANG

July 5, 2011 – Tribeca Film
Why Transmedia is Catching On
by NICK DEMARTINO

September 8, 2010 – Newsweek
Urban Explorers Make the City a Playground
by ELIZABETH ISAACSON

September 8, 2010 – Indy Film Wisconsin
Michael Andersen: Master Mind
podcast by WAYNE CLINGMAN

August 27, 2010 – The Digital Cowboys
Digital Cowboys Episode 166
podcast by TONY ATKINS & ALEX SHAW

December 23, 2009 – Folha de Sao Paolo 
Jogos de realidade alternativa evoluem para torneios virtuais
by JANAINA LAGE

December 23, 2009 – Folha de Sao Paolo 
Gincanas on-line são usadas para causas sociais
by JANAINA LAGE

November 23, 2009 – CNET
Alternate-reality games flourish at the grassroots
by DANIEL TERDIMAN

November 9, 2009 – The Digital Edge
Episode 44 – Alternate Reality Games
podcast by SAUL KROPMAN & JARRED CINMAN

November 6, 2009 – Guardian Unlimited
X marks the future of game narrative?
by KEITH STUART

March 9, 2009 – The Economist
Serious Fun
by BONNIE RUBERG

October 6, 2008 – RTÉ News
News on Two interview – Traces of Hope
interview by LAURA FLETCHER

August 1, 2008 – ABC News
The Smithsonian’s Got Game

by MOLLY HUNTER

May 29, 2008 – Reuters
Alternate reality games blur reality and fiction

by LISA BAERTLEIN

January 15, 2008 – Wired Blog: Underwire
Potential Terminator Immersive Online Game Picks Up Speed
by JENNA WORTHAM

September 23, 2007 – The Charlotte Observer
Ready, aim, fire up the mass gamers

by ESTHER ROBARDS-FORBES

August 31, 2007 – GameSetWatch
Halo 3: When ARGs Go… Almost Right?
by SIMON CARLESS

August 1, 2007 – G4TV
The Loop – Do You Play Alternate Reality Games?
video by KEVIN PEREIRA

July 27, 2007 – Museum 2.0
Game Friday: The Aftermath of the ARG World Without Oil
by NINA SIMON

July 26, 2007 – Washington Post
Mystery Movie Teaser Has Gamers Seeking Alternate Reality
by JOSHUA ZUMBRUN

April 18, 2007 – San Francisco Weekly
Future Games
by ELIZA STRICKLAND

March 11, 2007 – Joystiq
SXSW: ARG! The Attack of the Alternate Reality Games
by KEVIN KELLY

January 18, 2007 – Guardian Unlimited
VistARG
by ALEKS KROTOSKI

January 16, 2007 – derStandard.at
Virales Marketing und einen Trip ins All für Windows Vista
by VON REDAKTION

January 12, 2007 – CNET
Building Vista buzz with a puzzle
by DANIEL TERDIMAN

October 17, 2006 – adotas
Shadowing Interactive Ninjas: Exploring the Makings, Mindset and Marketing Moves of 42entertainment
by KENNETH MUSANTE

August 3, 2006 – USA Today
Think outside the box with ARGs
by MARC SALTZMAN

July 27, 2006 – Exclaim
Media: Lost in Alternate Reality Gaming
by JOSHUA OSTROFF

July 7, 2006 – The A.V. Club (The Onion)
Perplex City
by CHRIS DAHLEN

May 13, 2006 – Washington Post
With ‘Lost Experience,’ ABC Moves Beyond the Island
by FRANK AHRENS

May 13, 2006 – Sydney Morning Herald
Cracking the Hollywood Code
by ALEXA MOSES and JULIAN LEE

May 4, 2006 – Now Playing
Blogging “The Lost Experience”
by CINDY WHITE

April 10, 2006 – MTV (mtv.com)
Want to Live Like Neo? Alternate Reality Games Might Be Your White Rabbit
by STEPHEN TOTILO

February 21, 2006 – CNET (News.com)
Wearable game weaves clues into cloth

by DANIEL TERDIMAN

Feburary 13, 2006 – Folha de S. Paulo 
Gincana virtual
Realidade ou ficção
by LETICIA DE CASTRO

October 28, 2005 – CNET (News.com)
‘Lost’ finds deeper reality online

by JOHN BORLAND

October 23, 2005 – Edge Online 
Gaming Promotion is a Virus

October 23, 2005 – Boston Globe
Who’s running the show?

by JOANNA WEISS

October 18, 2005 – News.com Gaming Blog
Warcrafters take Graveyard Games virtual

by DANIEL TERDIMAN

October 16, 2005 – CNET (News.com)
‘Graveyard Games’ makes lively debut in Bay Area

by DANIEL TERDIMAN

October 16, 2005 – San Francisco Chronicle
Poker game gives cemetery a full house

by VANESSA HUA

October 14, 2005 – Gamasutra
‘Last Call Poker’ ARG Promotes Activision’s Gun

by SIMON CARLESS

August 29, 2005 – ReasonOnline
Games People Play: Life invades games, and vise versa

by JESSE WALKER

August 18, 2005 – Globe and Mail 
Advertisers reap real-world benefits from ‘alternate reality’

by TESSA WEGERT

July 12, 2005 – Wired News
Perplex City Faces Reality Check

by DANIEL TERDIMAN

May 18, 2005 – East Bay Express
The Buzzmakers

by ALEX HANDY

May 16, 2005 – BusinessWeek
A New Kind of Car Chase

by DAVID KILEY

April 25, 2005 – The Boston Globe
Through a hole, and into hidden worlds of fun

by HIAWATHA BRAY

April 4, 2005 – The Guardian 
The Game With No Aim

by PAUL CARR
(mirrored in Spanish here)

March 21, 2005 – ClickZ Network
Alternate Reality Games and You

by SEAN CARTON

March 16, 2005 – Contra Costa Times
Mass Web site game generates buzz

(free registration required)
by ELLEN LEE

March 2, 2005 – La Voz de Galicia 
Videojuegos que saltan a la vida real (Videogame that Jumps to Real Life)

by ISABEL ALVITE

March 3, 2005 – Straight.com 
High Tech: The Beast that never admits it’s a game

by BLAINE KYLLO

March 1, 2005 – Agent Portál 
Életjáték (Game of Life)

February 28, 2005 – CNET News
Blurring the Line Between Games and Life

by JOHN BORLAND

February 26, 2005 – The Age 
Down the rabbit hole

by TAYA FABIJANIC

December 3, 2004 – MIT Technology Review
Chasing Bees, Without the Hive Mind

by HENRY JENKINS

November 27, 2004 – Times Online 
The next big thing: Alternate reality gaming

November 4, 2004 – New York Times
Sci-Fi Fans Are Called Into an Alternate Reality

by NOAH SHACHTMAN

November 1, 2004 – GameDaily
Attack of the ilovebees: Viral Marketing Reaches New Heights

October 23, 2004 – ABC Radio National: The Buzz 
Alternate Reality (transcript)
Listen
to the show (ARG segment begins at 16:53)
produced by SUE CLARK, interview by RICHARD AEDY

October 18, 2004 – Wired News
I Love Bees Game a Surprise Hit

by DANIEL TERDIMAN

September 20, 2004 – TrendCentral
Interactive fiction for Gamers

August 28, 2004 – Pulse (G4TechTV)
ILoveBees Mystery Continues
VIDEO: Windows Media-HIWindows Media-LO
by KEVIN PEREIRA

December 11, 2003 – The Guardian Unlimited 
Puppet Masters
by ANDREW LOSOWSKY

March 16, 2003 – Slashdot
Alternate Reality Games Grab Mindshare

March 6, 2003 – New York Times
It’s Just a Fantasy, but Real Life Is Always in Play
(This story is now pay-archived, so use this Alternate Link.)
By CHARLES HEROLD

November 24, 2002 – Glas javnosti 
Potraga za vremenom

(Okay, we have no idea what this article says, but it does mention us. Anyone speak Yugoslavian?)

October 1, 2002 – Los Angeles Times
Studios’ Web ‘Plants’ Lead to an Ethical Thicket

By PATRICK GOLDSTEIN

August 8-15, 2002 – Portland Phoenix “Technophilia”
Get a Clue: Alternative Reality Gaming taps into the collective detective

By JESS KILBY