Props to the game makers for getting a group of Capital Region gamers out of the house, out in nature, and rewarding them handsomely!

I am going to be honest here and start off by saying that I am not well versed in the way of video games. In part because I don't have the time to invest in them but mostly because the graphics of the new games (anything not old school Nintendo or Sega) make me nauseous.

However, this whole story is pretty cool. Vicarious Visions out of Menands recently created an expansion pack of some sort for the new 'Destiny 2' game and in the expansion pack they encrypted a secret puzzle that led to a real life treasure for some Capital Region gamers. According to Mashable those who cracked the puzzle got the following message:

Thank you for taking the time to piece together this message, friend. the time of our final conflict is drawing closer and you and ana have an important role to play in the events to come. so watch over her, guardian. i would have no life without ana or the exoprogram. i regret that we have become strangers, but we each have a path that we must walk. and, ironically, there never seems to be enough time. tell her, rasputin's first attempt was in the right location, but the wrong moment. look here: 43.549573, -73.544868

Those numbers at the end of the message are actually the coordinates to a real location at Sleeping Beauty Mountain in the Adirondacks. A father and sons trio that own the Freakopolis Geekery in Whitehall set off on an adventure to seek out the treasure and documented their quest for prosperity.

Unfortunately they weren't the first gamers to decode the message but luckily they met the victor at their destination, got to see the entire treasure, and didn't even go home empty handed!

If you want to learn more about their quest you click here, here, here, or here! Also, a word of advice, if you are heading out on your own quest don't forget to bring water!

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