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The Best Games For Google's Future Glasses

Posted on Sunday, April 8 @ 14:27:51 Eastern by Sebastian_Moss

As a concept, Google's 'Project Glass' is incredible - you'll be able to check your emails, hold video calls and take photos, all without having to waste precious energy lifting a phone out of your pocket. But with every new advance in technology, there are also advances in how to interact with games. So what would we like to play on the glasses?

First-person Frogger:

Crossing the road while notifications pop up right in front of your face could be pretty risky, so Konami should team up with Google to at least make a game out of it. Dodge cars and trucks as they race along the road and try not to be hit. You only have one life.

Charade Something:

The logical evolutionary step after Draw Something, get given a word and try to act out what it is by filming your hands flailing about. This may end up with a bunch of people simply filming their genitalia, but that'll at least appeal to some people.

Superman Game:

As you can't fly in real life, playing as Superman probably wouldn't work, but I've always wanted a Superman game that was at least slightly enjoyable. So, instead of playing as Superman, you could play as one of the fine citizens of Metropolis. While you're walking along outside, an object quickly flies along the edges of your field of view and you have to say if "it's a bird", "it's a plane" or "no, it's Superman". Get it correct and win points.

Twilight: The Game:

You'll probably need to sign up to Google to use the glasses, so each set will be registered to an individual and know their purchasing history. If you use the Twilight game, it'll work out which Glasses-wearing people around you have bought the Twilight books on Google Play and make them glitter as vampires. You have to drive a stake through their heart.

Dead Space: On the street, everyone can hear you scream:

Horror games aren't that scary because you've generally purposely loaded up the game hoping to see monsters and demons and what-nots. Instead, the Google Glasses game runs in the background, and suddenly transforms people around you into necromorphs without warning. The aim of the game is to not freak out.

The Sims: Reality Edition:

The world's most popular simulation game comes to the world's most advanced specs. Play as a Sim, and see everyone else as a Sim - even hear everyone as a Sim, with their words magically transformed into Simlish. Dress yourself in digital clothes and everyone who is wearing G Glasses will see them too, so you could easily walk around naked and no one would even know.

Socializing, Augmented:

When you have boring conversations with people, inject a bit of fun into the chat by playing Google PlusOrMinus. Each player +1's the other when they say something they likes, or removes them from a circle if they don't like it. This is also a great way to find out if the other person can detect sarcasm.

L.A. Noire:

Dead people are augmented onto the screen/lens and you have to pick up real life garbage around them. Turn over a crisp packet and see a clue augmented on top. The only problem with the game is if you find a real dead body and don't realize.

Gran Turismo:

If you live in the city, there's no real advantage to owning a fast, expensive car from a technical perspective - it's not like there's ever a road empty enough to drive fast on anyway. With Google Gran Turismo, your Robin Reliant is turned into a sexy Lamborghini. Just make sure your date doesn't take her glasses off.

EyePet:

Because real pets poop too much.
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