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OldBoy

http://theridiculant.metro.co.uk/2009/09/loselose-the-game-wh...

Lose/Lose - the game where you slowly kill your own computer.For years, humans have been happily killing aliens in Space Invaders games without ever giving a thought to the consequences of their actions. But one new game brings home the terrible havoc you're wreaking on those poor aliens in a rather direct way.

Lose/Lose is a game with a somewhat worrying gimmick - every alien spaceship is based on a file on your computer's hard drive. When you kill the alien, you get a point - but the file it's based on is deleted. Not only that, but you don’t know which files have been zapped - you only see a file extension to give you any idea of whether it was uselessblurryphoto.jpg or incrediblyimportantspreadsheet.xls.
The idea, according to its maker Zach Gage, is to explore 'what it means to kill in a video-game'.
We're not sure we'd recommend playing the game, however - not only will you probably regret your loss of files, but we can't guarantee how good the gameplay is. We tried playing it on our work computer, but then xnjknxj flalggng kwsxx#xyy b}h@$||________

EDIT : The link is just to the article and a short video of the game so don't worry about clicking on that BTW.There's some other great videos on there too.

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Stuffgamer1

Holy crap, that's CRAZY! No WAY I'm trying that out! Shudder

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Cheezy

Lol looks kinda fun, but why would anyone ever want to do that???

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OldBoy

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I honestly can't tell if this idea is just moronic or incredibly awesome. Perhaps both.

I had the same thought. I think it's both. And if theres someone you don't like send em' this game to play for a while LOL

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If this game really does delete files then I would try playing it in SandboxIE to sandbox it from the system for free.

I also wonder if Rollback RX or EAZ-Fix would be able to rollback to a snapshot to restore all of the files that this game would delete.

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Never!!!!! How could I do that to my own laptop???

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Mabbit

what the *&%$?
this game is terrible! if i wanted to do this id go find a space invaders clone online! who in their right MINDS would EVER play this piece of junk!? i easily put 1000+ hours working on this laptop! sure i would play it if i need to delete some old files but then im getting rid of my history paper from fourth grade when BAM!!! my english essay which is due tomorrow is gone! the only good reason to play this is if you can sneak on your teachers, ex-girlfriends, or mom with whom your having a fight with's laptop and get her POed!
i could go on forever with my rampage style ranting, but ill spare you guys

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This is the most violent game ever! What is happening to society where games like this can be made???

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briunj04 wrote:

what the *&%$?
this game is terrible! if i wanted to do this id go find a space invaders clone online! who in their right MINDS would EVER play this piece of junk!? i easily put 1000+ hours working on this laptop! sure i would play it if i need to delete some old files but then im getting rid of my history paper from fourth grade when BAM!!! my english essay which is due tomorrow is gone! the only good reason to play this is if you can sneak on your teachers, ex-girlfriends, or mom with whom your having a fight with's laptop and get her POed!
i could go on forever with my rampage style ranting, but ill spare you guys

Wait...it actually deletes files? There's gotta be something illegal about that...

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@V8 Ninja: There's a disclaimer in the video of gameplay on the page linked in the original post. I'm pretty sure that's air-tight legally.

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It only works on Mac! dang it, I really wanted to play this.

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Never! There's a chance I could lose my stash of porn....er, music! Yes, music is what I meant.

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NO WAY, DUDE!

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You know what would be really funny? If it was a hoax.

I don't have a mac so I can't test it.

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The+Fox wrote:

Never! There's a chance I could lose my stash of porn....er, music! Yes, music is what I meant.

I don't want to risk my soft jazz and hardcore german techno!

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skywake

I made a game kinda like this at High School on my graphics calculator. Instead of deleting files but it would run a random SYSEVAL which if you were really lucky would run an internal testing app (Bomberman!), safely reset your calculator or if you were unlucky it would format your calculator (thus losing all notes/apps etc).

Needless to say it wasn't my most popular app

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