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February 20, 2012, 11:41:23 PM
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Two words:  Bitcoin Lasertag.

Imagine it.  Whether playing as an individual or as part of a team, the whole premise is exactly the same as regular laser tag, but with much higher stakes. 

Shooting someone with your laser would initiate a Bitcoin transfer from the tagged to the tagger or the tagger's team (depending on whether it's a solo or team game). 

For example:
.1 BTC for shots in the stomach or back
.3 BTC for shots on the shoulders
.5 BTC for a barrel shot

How fucking cool would this be?  Obviously there'd need to be some regulations to make sure people can't tag others before or after the game starts.  But, I would totally own all of you   Grin


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February 20, 2012, 11:58:35 PM
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Two words:  Bitcoin Lasertag.

Imagine it.  Whether playing as an individual or as part of a team, the whole premise is exactly the same as regular laser tag, but with much higher stakes.  

Shooting someone with your laser would initiate a Bitcoin transfer from the tagged to the tagger or the tagger's team (depending on whether it's a solo or team game).  

For example:
.1 BTC for shots in the stomach or back
.3 BTC for shots on the shoulders
.5 BTC for a barrel shot

How fucking cool would this be?  Obviously there'd need to be some regulations to make sure people can't tag others before or after the game starts.  But, I would totally own all of you   Grin



TMI on where you developed the idea dude. I hope you wash your hands before you touch your gun.

I would definitely be up for a game and I know I wouldn’t borrow your laptop to transfer coins.  Grin

The thread title was meant to allude to the profundity of my idea.

Edit:  I backup my wallet on the john, too.

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February 20, 2012, 11:59:56 PM
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Woot, you never know when the best great idea comes into bitcoin  Cheesy


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February 21, 2012, 12:02:18 AM
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Woot, you never know when the best great idea comes into bitcoin  Cheesy


Did you send the Spanish Police a complaint about Bitcoinica on the toilet as well?

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February 21, 2012, 12:06:15 AM
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Woot, you never know when the best great idea comes into bitcoin  Cheesy


Did you send the Spanish Police a complaint about Bitcoinica on the toilet as well?
Still butthurt, are you, Charlie?
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February 21, 2012, 12:11:03 AM
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Did you send the Spanish Police a complaint about Bitcoinica on the toilet as well?

I disagree with his actions too, but is it beneficial to bring this up in wholly unrelated threads?
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February 21, 2012, 12:20:03 AM
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Guess where I was sitting the whole time I penned this: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=64692.0

The idea was conceived a couple days earlier on the same seat. Guess where I am as I type this post. Now, only if Bill Zucker hadn't stole my TP, I would be in good shape.

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February 21, 2012, 12:57:10 AM
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Woot, you never know when the best great idea comes into bitcoin  Cheesy


Did you send the Spanish Police a complaint about Bitcoinica on the toilet as well?

nope, I left that one "float" around  Smiley


@OP how would you interface with bitcoin ?

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February 21, 2012, 01:11:05 AM
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Woot, you never know when the best great idea comes into bitcoin  Cheesy


Did you send the Spanish Police a complaint about Bitcoinica on the toilet as well?

nope, I left that one "float" around  Smiley


@OP how would you interface with bitcoin ?

This? http://www.rifttag.com/rift-laser-tag-software
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February 21, 2012, 01:30:34 AM
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Woot, you never know when the best great idea comes into bitcoin  Cheesy


Did you send the Spanish Police a complaint about Bitcoinica on the toilet as well?

nope, I left that one "float" around  Smiley


LOL touche, you've won this time hahah

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February 21, 2012, 01:31:43 AM
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nicee, so rift could learn json-rpc somehow and talk directly to the bitcoin daemon or you escrow the coins before the game starts. That way you make all the coin movements internally and keep the interfacing with bitcoind to a minimum.

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February 21, 2012, 02:06:06 AM
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Seriously, wouldn’t this idea be gambling and require special regulation or are you thinking about a group of friends with modified vests?


No such modification needed. The vests hook up to scoretracking software, so you'd just make a plugin to that software to payout btc based on the score at the end of the game.

But if we did this, only nerds would play laser tag.... oh wait.
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February 21, 2012, 03:07:07 AM
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I prefer to call it the “reading room.”

i work from home a lot so have a dedicated room set up as an office, so your 'reading room' is what's known in my house as 'the small office' to distinguish it from the main one.

i like the OP's idea by the way... i've never got into laser tag because there's not enough feedback for me... meaning i much prefer the sting of a paintball than the 'oh gosh darn you tagged me with a beam of light'.
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February 21, 2012, 03:17:10 AM
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Woot, you never know when the best great idea comes into bitcoin  Cheesy


Did you send the Spanish Police a complaint about Bitcoinica on the toilet as well?

nope, I left that one "float" around  Smiley


@OP how would you interface with bitcoin ?

This? http://www.rifttag.com/rift-laser-tag-software


This is awesome.  

Edit:  Actually, come to think of it, wouldn't places like laser-tag arenas and Chuck E' Cheeses be the perfect place for a Bitcoin business?

Imagine if you walked into a Chuck E' Cheese-like venue and all the games required tokens to play (including laser tag).  What kind of tokens?  Bitcoins!  This would be a perfect place for a Bitcoin card -- just swipe it at all the games to play and the game automatically subtracts the Bitcoins from the card.  The kids can still win lousy tickets  Grin

Business venture, anyone?

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February 21, 2012, 03:56:03 AM
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Yep, I'm in. I'm going to approach Chuck E' Cheese with the idea tomorrow. I’ll tell them I want to use an unregulated currency that has inferred ties to the SR drug trade as money for children to play with at their arcades. I’ll also have them visit this forum to learn about the currency. LOL
Maybe Chucky Busters needs some competition.

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February 21, 2012, 04:34:34 AM
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Woot, you never know when the best great idea comes into bitcoin  Cheesy


Did you send the Spanish Police a complaint about Bitcoinica on the toilet as well?

nope, I left that one "float" around  Smiley


@OP how would you interface with bitcoin ?

This? http://www.rifttag.com/rift-laser-tag-software


This is awesome.  

Edit:  Actually, come to think of it, wouldn't places like laser-tag arenas and Chuck E' Cheeses be the perfect place for a Bitcoin business?

Imagine if you walked into a Chuck E' Cheese-like venue and all the games required tokens to play (including laser tag).  What kind of tokens?  Bitcoins!  This would be a perfect place for a Bitcoin card -- just swipe it at all the games to play and the game automatically subtracts the Bitcoins from the card.  The kids can still win lousy tickets  Grin

Business venture, anyone?

Yep, I'm in. I'm going to approach Chuck E' Cheese with the idea tomorrow. I’ll tell them I want to use an unregulated currency that has inferred ties to the SR drug trade as money for children to play with at their arcades. I’ll also have them visit this forum to learn about the currency. LOL

I mean I'd make my own.

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February 21, 2012, 10:44:50 AM
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Seriously, wouldn’t this idea be gambling and require special regulation or are you thinking about a group of friends with modified vests?


No, its skillgame.

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February 21, 2012, 10:46:50 AM
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This is an awesome idea.

If I could get the equipment cheap enough, I'd purchase a set and start organizing some parties.

I couldn't find any prices on rifttag.com, so they're probably too expensive.  Plus its not clear that their software would allow for the customization needed to play for bitcoin.

I'd look for cheaper lasertag equipment.  It'd be cool to see the btc transactions broadcasted at every laser hit.

This could be a great arduino project.  If someone with the skill had the time and interest to crowdfund the project, I'd be willing to pledge 20BTC or so towards the effort.

EDIT:  I've always been interested in paintball, but a paintball party is quite expensive (cost of paint adds up).  I bet the geekery of lasertag plus bitcoin would get plenty of players at something like a comic-con and it would be a lot more fun than an FPS LAN party.  Of course, the organizer could exchange bitcoin for the players on-the-spot.

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February 21, 2012, 01:25:38 PM
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This is an awesome idea.

If I could get the equipment cheap enough, I'd purchase a set and start organizing some parties.

I couldn't find any prices on rifttag.com, so they're probably too expensive.  Plus its not clear that their software would allow for the customization needed to play for bitcoin.

I'd look for cheaper lasertag equipment.  It'd be cool to see the btc transactions broadcasted at every laser hit.

This could be a great arduino project.  If someone with the skill had the time and interest to crowdfund the project, I'd be willing to pledge 20BTC or so towards the effort.


I freaking love this idea!  I mean seriously, lets get this goin... who would like to collaborate and setup a decent proposal for kickstarter or something?  catch me on skype: chsados

i dont think it would really require any intense modding of existing software.  all it would really require is a simple conversion of points to bitcoins at the end of each round.  or at the end of the day players just convert their total accumulated points into btc.

i used to play counter strike a lot and there were ways to gamble on how you felt you would do each round.  

you could even make the game more realistic by using your points/bitcoins to upgrade your guns/armor/weapon etc  at the beginning of each round

this could be so fun!
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February 21, 2012, 01:55:06 PM
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I really really like this idea! Sadly, I don't expect anything like that to exist for at least a few years, since you would need both Laser Tag places, and a large mass of local nerds, to know about Bitcoin, and it's still too unknown at this point (still early adopter stage Grin)

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