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Old 07-26-2014, 01:39 AM
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Old 07-26-2014, 01:42 AM
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Been toying with this little ARG, interesting story so far, anyone else playing it?
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Old 07-26-2014, 04:24 PM
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I'm baffled this hasn't gotten any attention.
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Old 07-26-2014, 06:01 PM
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Interesting! The App Store reviews either love it or hate it. That was enough for me to download it.
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:03 PM
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I'm loving it. Unfortunately I'm either at the end or hit a wall. I've read all the files and have no new messages. I'm really hoping there's more to it. Hopefully more people will start playing and talking about it soon so I can get some hints.

I'm surprised they were able to tie in elements from the original ARG from 5 years ago. Impressive. I wasn't following it back then, but wish I was. If you google it, there's plenty more background from the first ARG out there. It helps tie the story together.
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:02 PM
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Default Background of ALFA-ARKIV

There's actually a lot of information (and disinformation) about this online. It has been around in one form or another for years.

I refused to talk about this game back when in 2009 when I hosted a weekly gaming podcast (largely because it of its pornographic content and incitement to real life criminal acts).

But even I never could have never guessed it would go this far -
http://wikileaks.las-sgg.cl/alfa-cipher.html

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“...an unknown entity distributed it as spyware in the context of an “alternate reality game”. During the game (known to the public as “Junko Junsui”),Oksana Kareyeva and other members of the activist organization, The Sisterhood, challenged supporters to complete a series of online investigations and protests.”
This ALFA-CIPHER and ALFA-ARKIV are just their latest and greatest scams.

Don't believe me?

Just listen to what security analyst database, TRAC has to say about the "character" Oksana Kareyeva -
http://www.trackingterrorism.org/group/black-widows-chechen-republic-general-terminology

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“Oksana Kareyeva (aka Oksana Konstantinova or Diyne Seteney) is a unit commander and former guerrilla leader of the Dagestan Liberation Army. Oksana is known for being highly skilled in on line propaganda and for exploiting foreign journalists.”
Video from TRAC page -
http://youtu.be/Sr4J2r2X4r



Such a shame that otherwise sane folks let themselves be manipulated into doing such stupid things. And the really sad thing I betcha is so many probably believed in the “activism” part (still being used to lure new people today, BTW).

Search "Junko Junsui" or "Alfa-Tsentr" and you'll find loads of info (and disinfo) on this nonstop train wreck. A lot is in Spanish since there is an underground movement (mostly hooligan types) who take this stuff seriously.

Here's an ongoing English language thread exposing some of their idiocy:
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1023320/pg1

Just wanted folks to know since I am sure there are many decent people here who could unintentionally get caught up in some serious business.

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Old 07-27-2014, 01:16 PM
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More on the background if these cretans-

Here is a Circassian writer who exposes their manipulations:
http://circasvoices.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-gwaschemasche-hoax-cult-of.html

(Gwaschemasche is like this cult character in the "game".)

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She has also inspired hooligans and terrorist groups, such as the Santiago-based Las Santas Guerreras de Gwaschemasch'e (SGG; the Holy Warriors of Gwaschemasch’e: [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wybwcu9ACpU ]. Hopefully, this article would set right the falsehood.

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Old 07-27-2014, 04:43 PM
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Read the EULA. Either it's bullhockey meant to provide atmosphere or this game requires way too much info.
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Martin.Aggett View Post
There's actually a lot of information (and disinformation) about this online. It has been around in one form or another for years.

I refused to talk about this game back when in 2009 when I hosted a weekly gaming podcast (largely because it of its pornographic content and incitement to real life criminal acts).

But even I never could have never guessed it would go this far -
http://wikileaks.las-sgg.cl/alfa-cipher.html



This ALFA-CIPHER and ALFA-ARKIV are just their latest and greatest scams.

Don't believe me?

Just listen to what security analyst database, TRAC has to say about the "character" Oksana Kareyeva -
http://www.trackingterrorism.org/gro...al-terminology



Video from TRAC page -
http://youtu.be/Sr4J2r2X4r



Such a shame that otherwise sane folks let themselves be manipulated into doing such stupid things. And the really sad thing I betcha is so many probably believed in the “activism” part (still being used to lure new people today, BTW).

Search "Junko Junsui" or "Alfa-Tsentr" and you'll find loads of info (and disinfo) on this nonstop train wreck. A lot is in Spanish since there is an underground movement (mostly hooligan types) who take this stuff seriously.

Here's an ongoing English language thread exposing some of their idiocy:
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1023320/pg1

Just wanted folks to know since I am sure there are many decent people here who could unintentionally get caught up in some serious business.
Serious business? Sounds fun. If not for the fact you signed up an account just to bash this so intensely, I may never have downloaded it.
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:12 PM
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Well, don't say I didn't warn you.
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