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e2 -- Metacortex and Metacortech

What's a Metacortex/Metacortech? There is a very nice explaination and introduction to this topic, written by Omnie, Member of the Forum:

Metacortex press release Hello! For those of you who have no idea what it is we're doing here, I decided to provide a little introduction. Basically, the Metacortex website was found as a sponsored google link by Statik here on MFN some months back. At that point, it was just a flash countdown to October 1st. Hidden in the flash file were six links to random Matrix fansites, confirming that there was indeed a connection to the Matrix movies.

In the days leading up to October 1st, lidox on TLFC discovered that Underscore Hosting, the site that supposedly hosted Metacortex, was actually fake. Take a look around that site and you'll see why. Interest started rising at that point.

On October 1st, midnight Pacific time, the site was updated to what it looks like today. The company is fake, its address and town are's part of a widespread internet game that's known as an ARG (Alternate Reality Gaming). There are puzzles, clues, and a continuing storyline centered around Beth McConnell, the main protagonist who apparently is starting to suspect that the world around her isn't quite what it seems to be. Well, I'll let some links take over at this point. Here are some guides that have the info that we've collected so far:

Some more forums where this game is being investigated:

Unforum (an ARG site) - all of the active puzzle-solving is being done here

The Last Free City (this thread has died recently, but might be of interest to those wishing to see how this began)

The Matrix Community(also isn't very active right now)

For those, who aren't familiar with the Matrix-Movies: The company, Neo (the protagonist of the Matrix-Movies) worked for was named 'Metacortex' and inside this company, there was a name tag with the name 'Metacortech' written on it.

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