[GLaDOS voice]I wonder, who are the exact people who though this is a good idea for marketing.
Just curious. It's not like I'll track them in real life and make sure they don't breed/live, or anything.[/voice]
[Space core voice]They fail at space![/voice]
[Wheatley voice]...We know mate....They're getting off easy compared to us. On the other...uhh..how do they say it...hand...I wouldn't like to be torn to shreds by a mob of rabid, smelly humans.[/voice]
Shame the people who really wanted the game have likely preorded it already.
LOL okay so "near space" cuz I was gonna say
not sure if a pile of ashes would fit into the 360 disc tray very well :P
I find this whole thing a little fishy.
They are tying them to weather balloons and tracking them in space, weather balloons can stay afloat for a month at a time and sure they are launching them in city but if the balloon rises high enough and gets in the jet steam it could end up in another country or another part of the world entirely, also if you launch something into space the earths surface keeps spinning however gravity doesn;t effect things not grounded to the earth in some way, which will cause the balloons to drift even more off course. There is also the whole ocean to account for. and it covers 70% of the worlds surface. So that means at least half of them are going to land in the ocean somewhere and be floating and wash up on a beach.
So unless these are really low grade weather ballons or they have the ability to have them slowly deflate in a timely matter this will not be as fun or interesting as thought. Also there is no mention of it on the web page so it could just be a big lie?