Was this pure Genius or pure Luckiness?

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Luck or Genius?

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Was this pure Genius or pure Luckiness?

Postby madsniper » Thu May 24, 2007 6:24 am

The Uplink storyline, is very admittedly clever. I mean come on, destroy the internet with a super uber virus, or work your ass off to clean it up to hack another day? How genius is that? Or was it just luck that this storyline caught on so well? Your thoughts, opinions? Id love to hear.

Personally, I think it's Genius.

They obviously put a lot of time and thought in this story I think, with the company names and so forth. I can only be so amazed, but this takes the cake. Let me know what you guys think.
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Postby wwarnick » Thu May 24, 2007 2:32 pm

For all we know, the story's been brewing in Chris's head for years.

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Postby madsniper » Fri May 25, 2007 5:25 am

Well, anyone else?
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Postby KingAl » Fri May 25, 2007 8:48 am

I don't think it's luck or genius - Chris would be familiar with the themes of cyberpunk, presumably figured the central story would have to be 'big' and directly engage the player rather than being just another job, and all the pieces fell together. He knew what he needed to achieve, and crafted a storyline to fit it.
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Postby madsniper » Tue May 29, 2007 7:46 am

Sure. Of course most of what you said is most likely true if not all of it. It's an intense and great storyline.
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Postby wwarnick » Tue May 29, 2007 2:00 pm

Good point. I'm glad we had this conversation.

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Postby code_breaker1521 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:41 pm

its amazing... i think the one who made this, is also a hacker. cause he/she knows more about encryption, bypass, and many more about hacking... i think he/she does read the black book hahahah lolz....

its kind'a super genius, the guy who made these...
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Postby Rkiver » Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:46 pm

Uplink is about as close to real hacking as McDonalds is to fine cuisine.
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Postby Xarlaxas » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:24 pm

*looks up from his 11th Double Cheeseburger of the week* You take that back! McDonald's is awesome. . . ly cheap, and, easy to eat. >.>
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Postby NeoThermic » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:41 pm

Xarlaxas wrote:*looks up from his 11th Double Cheeseburger of the week* You take that back! McDonald's is awesome. . . ly cheap, and, easy to eat. >.>


No wonder your ears are hurting. Also Jesus Christ on the necrobump.

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Postby zjoere » Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:52 pm

NeoThermic wrote:
Xarlaxas wrote:*looks up from his 11th Double Cheeseburger of the week* You take that back! McDonald's is awesome. . . ly cheap, and, easy to eat. >.>


No wonder your ears are hurting. Also Jesus Christ on the necrobump.

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Postby Mas Tnega » Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:51 pm

code_breaker1521 wrote:its amazing... i think the one who made this, is also a hacker. cause he/she knows more about encryption, bypass, and many more about hacking... i think he/she does read the black book hahahah lolz....

its kind'a super genius, the guy who made these...
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Postby rus|Mike » Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:03 pm

Rkiver wrote:Uplink is about as close to real hacking as McDonalds is to fine cuisine.

You understand nothing in food! :P
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Postby _human_ » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:08 am

Rkiver wrote:Uplink is about as close to real hacking as McDonalds is to fine cuisine.

Yes, it is. But nobody says that Uplink is a simulator. It's just a game for fun and that's it. But, imho, not an easy one. I haven't completed it yet)

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