Google To Go On “Ultimate Search” For Bourne

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Here’s the premise of a new contest from Google: “catch” Jason Bourne using its search engine, and you may be rewarded with the opportunity to catch whoever you like using a Volkswagen Touareg 2.

Universal Pictures is also involved with the promotion, and its “Bourne” movie series has won a lot of fans.  For those who want to take it to their computer, the Hollywood Reporter’s Gail Schiller states that, “[i]n the game, inspired by all three ‘Bourne’ films, players will assume the identity of a former CIA operative as they track rogue agent Jason Bourne across three continents.”

Schiller then notes that The Ultimate Search For Bourne With Google “launches simultaneously Monday in seven countries,” and continues, “It can be played at www.google.com/bourne until the film’s opening Aug. 3 and will include exclusive clips from ‘Bourne Ultimatum.’”  On my computer, the site isn’t functioning too well at the moment, but then again, this may be an intentional hint or obstacle.

In any event, the grand prize in this contest is a Volkswagen Touareg 2 “designed to the top-of-the-line specifications of the car seen in the movie.”  A production-version Touareg 2 tops out at around $85,000, so, depending on what producers of “The Bourne Ultimatum” have done, the winner might receive something of even greater value.

Hat tip to Screenhead’s Mike Fantana.

Google To Go On “Ultimate Search” For Bourne
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  • Angeline and Daniel Gleed

    I cant open the site myself. Is this google game really true? Can you send me a link where i can actually see and have some facts about this?


    • Doug Caverly

      If you right click on that official contest page and deselect the “loop” option, you should be able to see something.

      Alternately, it looks like Rhiza Sanchez captured a good screenshot.

  • http://behindthebuzz.com Rachel Clarke

    It started properly on Monday and the flash and site is currently pretty bad – lots of things not working well at all. A few improvements since yesterday, but still almost impossible to play. It’s a pity – it has the makings of something fun

    • Andy F

      The game is utterly broken.

      You’re prompted to register again and again, the google maps facility plays an endless looped video and the surveillance option (the point of ther game) simply doesn’t operate – making the whole thing pointless.

      A truly terrible demonstration of Google’s technological knowhow.

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