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Halo 2 ARG designer creates Oprah Winfrey Facebook game

US chat star Oprah Winfrey has roped in game designer Jane McGonigal to make her a new Facebook game, which allows people to share gratitude for real-life good deeds. The goal of the game is to "thank" half a billion people worldwide. The current total is a little over one million. "The idea is to thank everyone in the United States," Winfrey explained in a video on the Oprah Winfrey Thank You Game page.
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Entertainment / Video Games : Kotaku (5 years ago)

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Oprah’s Facebook ‘Thank You Game’ aims for global gratitude

Entertainment / Television : Lost Remote (2 years ago)

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Entertainment / Video Games : Massively (4 years ago)

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