Google’s April Fools news are as nerdy as they are iconic and inspiring. This year is the very best. It is the wet dream of a gamer like myself, as augmented and virtual reality are two of the few things I eagerly want from scifi stories. The video is fake, of course (otherwise it wouldn’t qualify as April Fools joke :p), but the technology is already here, and such technology will mature very soon, then AR games like the one in the video, among other creative things, will only be of the limitation of our imagination instead of hardware we hold on to.
In a few years, we’ll see many more people wearing a better iteration of Google Glass, wielding their increasingly powerful smartphones (probably with protective cases, unlike the lunatics form the video), participating in spiritual successors of Ingress (won’t be Pokemon, because, Nintendo).
If Facebook and smartphones could make everyone and their aunt a gamer, then there is nothing to stop Google to pave the way for everyone to become a SARMMO (Social Augmented Reality Massive Multiplayer Online) gamer.