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Tron goes viral?

Jul. 22, 2009by: Mike Sampson

UPDATE: After all that viral fun below, we've been lead to a site called www.flynnlives.com (Kevin Flynn was the character played by Jeff Bridges in the original 1982 film), which has a little bouncy spider at the bottom. If you click on the spider, a countdown clock appears which says "Meet us at the cul de sac near the corner of 1st and J when the numbers run out. Youll know who we are." Hmmmm....

As I'm sure you all know at this point, TRON is coming to Comic-Con this Thursday. What we'll see and who will be in attendance we don't really know at this point but that's not all we don't know. A very mysterious envelope arrived on my doorstep just minutes ago. Inside was a tiny manila envelope with two coins and a small USB flash drive. A further look at the coins revealed they were actually tokens for "Flynn's Arcade" the "Home of Tron."

The contents of the flash drive were far more mysterious. It contained only a single .gif file titled "3". When the gif was animated it scrolled a series of code that looked like HMTL only with abstract symbols followed by a series of numbers. I'm still in the process of documenting all that so I'll update as I'm done and you all can help me figure out exactly what is going on here and what this code leads to. Stay tuned!...

UPDATE - I've included the string of code in an easier to read .jpg file below. I'm guessing this has something to do with ASCII or something. First one to crack gets a high five from me! (If I crack it first, I give myself a high five.)

UPDATE #2 - A JoBlo reader wrote in and said they got a package with a .gif titled "1". Take a look:

UPDATE #3 - The guys at First Showing have .gif #4 and UGO just posted .gif #2. I'm guessing there are four total and now we can start piecing it all together...

Source: JoBlo.com

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5:07PM on 07/21/2009

Almost there

I've managed to piece the images together, and it appears there is a "5.gif" missing
I've managed to piece the images together, and it appears there is a "5.gif" missing
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1:39PM on 07/22/2009
Ever get the 5th gif.?
Ever get the 5th gif.?
12:09AM on 07/22/2009
The title of the article seems like an illness. Oh man, I got the Tron virus. It gave me bad graphics.
The title of the article seems like an illness. Oh man, I got the Tron virus. It gave me bad graphics.
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4:55PM on 07/21/2009

FLYNNLIVES.com

[link]

There's a moving graphic at the bottom of the page that when clicked on reveals a countdown clock. Something happening in two days time...
[link]

There's a moving graphic at the bottom of the page that when clicked on reveals a countdown clock. Something happening in two days time...
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10:42AM on 07/22/2009
Thats the full url there to it [link]
Thats the full url there to it [link]
2:50PM on 07/21/2009

Hmmm....

Aren't those the codes in the film on the computer screen. Just before Flynn gets sucked in. I think they are.
Aren't those the codes in the film on the computer screen. Just before Flynn gets sucked in. I think they are.
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7:02PM on 07/24/2009
it's the sneak teaser trailer...

[link]
it's the sneak teaser trailer...

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1:35PM on 07/22/2009

San Diego

So the timer that is found on [link] has text at the bottom that reads:

"Meet us at the cul de sac near the corner of 1st and J when the numbers run out. Youll know who we are."

The sight has a address in the "terms of use" section that is in San Diego. J Rd ends just shy of 1st ave across the street form the convention center where Comic Con is at. Guess we will see more about this at 9:30 pm tomorrow.
So the timer that is found on [link] has text at the bottom that reads:

"Meet us at the cul de sac near the corner of 1st and J when the numbers run out. Youll know who we are."

The sight has a address in the "terms of use" section that is in San Diego. J Rd ends just shy of 1st ave across the street form the convention center where Comic Con is at. Guess we will see more about this at 9:30 pm tomorrow.
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1:18PM on 07/22/2009
Brilliant small marketing plow to put out to a larger audience thru the net.
Brilliant small marketing plow to put out to a larger audience thru the net.
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11:38AM on 07/22/2009
Is Garrett Hedlund still starring in this?
Is Garrett Hedlund still starring in this?
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3:21PM on 07/21/2009
cool and that frenzied waters package has something to do with the discovery channel
cool and that frenzied waters package has something to do with the discovery channel
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1:26PM on 07/21/2009

i want those!

superdupercool
superdupercool
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12:57PM on 07/21/2009

hehe

cool shit =]
cool shit =]
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1:08PM on 07/21/2009
That is AWESOME!!!!!
That is AWESOME!!!!!
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10:44AM on 07/22/2009
yea but one can only hope that this turns out well. They could easily screw this one.

http://freetubetv.net
yea but one can only hope that this turns out well. They could easily screw this one.

http://freetubetv.net
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