Tuesday, September 26, 2006

New Yorkers "stalk" victims in city-wide game

By Karen Brettell

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wei-Ming Kao approaches a heavily guarded truck in a secluded parking lot in an industrial area of New York to pick up his orders -- to "stalk" and "kill" his target.

But all is not what it seems.

Kao, 27, a graduate student, is playing "StreetWars," a version of a popular high school and college game "Assassins" that kicked off in New York on Monday with around 240 players.

Kao is given a photo, name, home and work addresses and phone number of a target whom he must pursue and "kill" with a water pistol, water balloon or other water-based soaking, while eluding the player who is coming after him. ...(continue article)

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