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    Unhappy Lose/Lose a game that can kill your HD

    Lose/Lose is a video-game with real life consequences. Each alien in the game is created based on a random file on the players computer. If the player kills the alien, the file it is based on is deleted. If the players ship is destroyed, the application itself is deleted.

    Although touching aliens will cause the player to lose the game, and killing aliens awards points, the aliens will never actually fire at the player. This calls into question the player's mission, which is never explicitly stated, only hinted at through classic game mechanics. Is the player supposed to be an aggressor? Or merely an observer, traversing through a dangerous land?

    Why do we assume that because we are given a weapon an awarded for using it, that doing so is right?

    By way of exploring what it means to kill in a video-game, Lose/Lose broaches bigger questions. As technology grows, our understanding of it diminishes, yet, at the same time, it becomes increasingly important in our lives. At what point does our virtual data become as important to us as physical possessions? If we have reached that point already, what real objects do we value less than our data? What implications does trusting something so important to something we understand so poorly have? The Game was made by Zach Gage.

    KILLING ALIENS IN LOSE/LOSE WILL DELETE FILES ON YOUR HARDDRIVE PERMANANTLY.

    A While ago people counted such things as Virus and now its supposed to be art. Which brings me to some questions.
    A )Why the hell would someone play willingly play a game that kills his HD?
    B )Since when has the definition between Virus and Art shifted like that?


    Anyways feel free to share your own opinions to this topic
    for your own safety ill refrain of linking to their page but if you want to here is there page link.
    [Link removed by Zev, lets not advertise the "bad" game.]
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    Re: Lose/Lose a game that can kill your HD

    Moving to Sensory Pleasures.

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    Re: Lose/Lose a game that can kill your HD

    That's odd, I had an idea for a game like this...

    Except, instead of removing files, it increases your bandwidth by stealing it from others... so people would compete over bandwidth...

    *shrugs*

    Ah well, now I know of a game to avoid.

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    Re: Lose/Lose a game that can kill your HD

    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    I suppose everyone has a right to make a fool of himself... Though its probably easier to just click on the web links in unsolicited email messages then to go through the trouble of downloading something...
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