Ingress is a geographical location based game on the iPhone and Android that I have sometimes played.
I find it interesting in its mechanics, where you have to find a portal in the real world, a historical place or a work of art. Pick your side, hack and claim a portal.
I am always interested in games and this gets you out and about. So today I went over to Trafalgar Square where I thought an event was going to happen only to realise it was happening in Leicester Square.
So I tried to understand what was going on but to be honest I felt lost. An event called the Abaddon anomaly was taking place where the two factions of the game meet to battle it out for the shards! People there although friendly when I spoke to them seemed unplugged from reality only to be plugged into their mobile phones! There sights were set on claiming or holding Charlie Chaplin.
What I was surprised at were people from the US, Germany and a few other places in Europe came to London to take part. There is no dispute about the reach Ingress has.
At the time of writing this I am only level 5 and I don’t have much scores in the game next to people around me. It must take an insane amount of time to generate the numbers of hacks, placing resonators, completing missions etc. The game asks you to do a lot and I really can’t be bothered so in the end after a little play, completing two missions I went back to Trafalgar Square and into the National Gallery to dry off the rain.
I just woke up from the strangest dream yet. The ground kept changing there was a type of trench in what looked like my uncles back patio area. I managed to escape out of this trench into a road.
This followed into a parking area behind some buildings.
Then I was having to fight some old school bullies to the death. With a large crowd around me. But before that could even start I heard police cars, so started running to get away over taking cars, then for some reason I was flying. At this point there was some narriator in my head as I flew around a long straight coastline. Then I headed straight up into the sky out to sea!
For some reason I held two plastic figures of batman and some purple woman.
It was as if I had invaded some kids mind, but surely it has to be my mind. Or is my mind taking the piss out of me and saying I should grow up??
I am amazed at the quality of a lot of peices in the exhibit. The ability of the ancient craftsmen or woman of these ancient Celtic tribes is astonishing in their accomplishment. I took just a few pictures but if you have a chance I do recommend a visit.
After reading Chris Bascombe’s (Liverpool get their man) article in today’s Daily Telegraph I get the impression a deal was probably negotiated a few months ago.
One part of his article really stuck out where he write “Despite suggestions that Klopp had already been appointed prior to Rodger’s dismissal…”
Bascombe is fairly well connected with Liverpool football club having friends who work for the club he receives a lot of insider knowledge. And I am sure he is used by the club to control part of what gets printed in the papers.
Liverpool wanted Klopp a year ago, so it was always on the cards, it was just a question of when. Obviously a contract had to be drawn up and that can very often take time to get right. So it’s obvious to me that was sorted out and near completion allowing Liverpool the freedom to fire Rogers and sign Klopp.