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    jp's Uplink (PC)

    [July 15, 2009 11:12:49 PM]
    I played some Uplink the other day and it wasn't that interesting. Basically, not much happened that pushed anything forward. In other words, I was just doing more of the same missions I had before and upgrading my software and hardware. Grinding , essentially. So, I'm currently wondering whether that's the whole point of the game? Do I continue to grind and, as I get better equipment, I'll take on tougher missions until I'm the top-dog? I hope not. That seems a little disappointing, doesn't it?

    Additionally, I came face to face with a relatively serious misunderstanding of the game from my part. I guess I could say that I was taken in by , for lack of a better word, the game's pseudo-authenticity. It takes itself seriously, and that's a good thing. The game is set sometime in the near future (2015? I'm not sure right not) and there is a clock displayed in the top-right corner that runs at a real-time pace. Although I knew that I could speed it up as needed (ie, make it run faster), I implicitly assumed that whenever I booted the game up, time would have passed in the same way that it does in the real world. So, when I bought a piece of hardware and was told that it would be installed in the next 24 hours, I assumed that it would be available when I booted the game the next day. It wasn't, and I was confused. Huh? Perhaps I made a I bought the hardware again... Next day, it wasn't there again. It then dawned on me that no, 24 hours in the real world did not equal 24 hours in Uplink. Doh! You would think that I wouldn't have made that mistake given then fact that I could speed time up in the game. But no. Oh well...lesson learned. I did finally get all my updates installed.
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    [July 10, 2009 11:50:44 PM]
    I played a bit more today and somehow ended up on some server where there was someones telephone number listed. I accidentally added it to my list of "locations" and then dialed in.

    I almost fell out of my chair when someone answered! I sat there listening to a voice say "hello? hello?". For a minute I thought that perhaps my mic was on, so I actually said something in response. Just in case, you know? The other person hung up and I sat there for a few minutes still reeling from the surprise... If my mic HAD picked up (and the game responded with something else) I think I might have fainted. Honestly.
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    [July 9, 2009 08:32:15 PM]
    I'm not entirely sure why I installed this game. I bought the Introversion pack of games for use in my ethics class because I was interested in DEFCON and Uplink. I was sure I was going to try out DEFCON first but then, for some reason, I ended up going with Uplink.

    It's an interesting game, and I don't really know what's happening so far. I played through the tutorials as well as carried out a few missions and I'm quite intrigued. In my role of hacker extraordinaire (which is what you play in the game), I wonder whether the goal of the game is to simply grind your way up the hacker ladder. Get new software, install new hardware, hack tougher sites until you're the top dog. Or, is there perhaps some story? Is there something going on? Since I've hacked into a bunch of sites already, I'm curious about different files I find. They don't have interesting names or anything like that, but I wonder if I should be poking around more than I have so far.

    The experience of hacking into a site is remarkably tense since I keep on wondering if I'm going to get traced, and what to do, and so on. It feels quite authentic in the sense that the design (and interface) takes itself very seriously and won't let on that this is really a game. If someone where to walk up as I was playing the game and peek over my shoulder, I'm sure they would think that I was actually hacking!

    Playing this game has made me realize that there is a general lack of videogames in which you engage in criminal activities that DON'T involve physical pain (ie, shooting, killing, etc.). Where are all the white collar crime games? Hmmm.. I'll have to look into this some more.

    Last thing...the game takes place in 2010. That's REALLY close to now. The game was released in 2001, I think...but still. That's cutting it close, eh?
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    jp's Uplink (PC)

    Current Status: Playing

    GameLog started on: Thursday 9 July, 2009

    jp's opinion and rating for this game

    I'm intrigued by the gameplay and concept. Very much so.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstarstar

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