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A Dutch advertising agency has created a peculiar use of Google Maps API. Pool Worldwide combined Google Street View and a video game assault rifle and voila… you get “Google Shoot View.” The “game” was intended to gain views on the company’s website, wherein visitors can play a first-person shooter game with Google Street View as its map and a fake M4A1 assault rifle as its weapon.

Reactions has since been negative, with Mashable calling it “uncomfortable” and Venture Beat described it as “the creepiest use of Google Maps ever.”

The problem with Google Shoot View in comparison to the likes of Call of Duty and Counter Strike is that the former uses real landmarks and real people to shoot. Even though the people shot do not bleed and die like in the video games, it gives you an idea of what could happen in real life.

The game has since become unavailable as of this posting, with Pool Worldwide claiming that Google “killed the link to their API.”

Source: Mashable, via Venture Beat

 
 

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Anita on December 14, 2011 at 5:41 pm
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