One Dutch digital ad agency gives Google Street View a sinister twist by equipping you with a virtual M4A1 rifle. Yes, the Street View that bona fide couch tourists commonly use to take virtual trips across the globe has become a first-person shooter game in the agency's new viral campaign.
While Pool Worldwide's "Google Shoot View" campaign may not sit well with everyone, it's pretty interesting how the whole experience feels like a real game: move the rifle with your mouse, click it to start shooting, and walk forward with your arrow keys. While entertaining, it's not Modern Warfare 3 — nothing really gets shot, so the novelty wears off once you're done pretending to wreak havoc all over the world. Or, at least in the places that the agency actually included in its campaign, like New York and Amsterdam. Check out the Google Shoot View teaser video above — you might be surprised how much it looks like a real game trailer!
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