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The 'Salt' web game 'Day X Exists' unveiled its seventh mission yesterday, and because I fancy myself a viral marketing junkie and also enjoy playing video games in my office cubicle, I shall be playing it.

'Salt' opens July 23, and stars Angelina Jolie as Evelyn Salt, a CIA agent who's been accused of being involved in a plot to assassinate the president. She's on the run from the CIA while also trying to clear her name and stop the plot. So let's play the seventh mission. The 'Salt' web game 'Day X Exists' unveiled its seventh mission yesterday, and because I fancy myself a viral marketing junkie and also enjoy playing video games in my office cubicle, I shall be playing it.

'Salt' opens July 23, and stars Angelina Jolie as Evelyn Salt, a CIA agent who's been accused of being involved in a plot to assassinate the president. She's on the run from the CIA while also trying to clear her name and stop the plot. So let's play the seventh mission.

Mission 7:

Our mission is to sneak past the Day X guards to see what Archie Johnson has delivered to Hicks. To do this, we've got to tiptoe through a warehouse to take pictures of the package. The game is set up with a meter that looks like an car's odometer, and is moving from left to right. You must steady it in the center using the left and right arrows, which enables you to walk through the right walkways when you spot an opening. It might seem easy, but it takes some concentration, and if you fail, you get punched in the face by a large Russian man. No fun.


Once you sneak through the warehouse, you reach an upstairs area with a safe. The safe contains a coded message and two microchips. You snap some pictures of the goods, and another mission in the books.

With the photos uploaded to the agency, we've learned a lot, though none of the evidence was able to clear Agent Salt's name. We're back up on Hicks, as the analysts are looking into her whereabouts. The circuit boards could be most anything, hopefully not high-grade weaponry that the agency is not familiar with yet. Unfortunately, one of the security guards works at the weapons development and testing facility called Rannick, so that scenario appears somewhat likely. The code has CIA analysts stumped. They are written in chess notations. The code-breakers are hard at work, but the agency fears this is an initiation signal for the Day X Plot. Things appear to all be coming together, and it's not clear the CIA can figure it all out in time.

See you next week for Mission 8.