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Watch Dogs and Our Reality Have A Lot More In Common Than You Think

Ubisoft, hard at work creating the next big modern-day sandbox, Watch Dogs, launched a website that shows us exactly how different their universe is compared to ours. Not too different, it turns out.


Basically, the website lets you look at data—tweets, facebook likes, emails, Instagram posts, Flickr photos, you name it—constantly being shared and traded, real-time, in three cities around the world; London, Berlin and Paris. It also gives you comprehensive information on various urban infrastructural elements, such as CCTVs and traffic lights. The point is to show that the hyper-connected reality Watch Dogs takes place in is already here, in the real world.

If you're not creeped out by this (and you probably should be), you can head over to the WeareData website to take a look at what's going down in each of those cities. Watch Dogs itself will hit this fall, on November 19 for PC and current-gen consoles, and later on for next-gen consoles.


WeareData [Ubisoft]

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that's funny how this game will be illustrating the new PRISM issue everybody is talking about.