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Postby IceNine » Mon Aug 18, 2003 9:06 pm

What is this game server?  I just found it and as soon as i logged onto it theres a message saying the server was seized by the secret service.  What is this?  Ive never been on it before.
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Postby BiG FaT SpErM » Mon Aug 18, 2003 9:07 pm

it's the steve jackson game server. its a joke server for when the company was raid for supposedly makeing a hacking guide. but the guide was just for a game not real life
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Mon Aug 18, 2003 9:07 pm

It is an allusion to a real company that was raided by the Secret Service on fears that its games were tied to or could be tied to real hacking.  :)
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Postby Alturis » Tue Aug 19, 2003 5:41 am

Well lets be honest here... the makers of this game must have some experience with actual hacking. (not the the game is reflective of reality, just that they must have actualy experience in order to come up with the ideas for the game)
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Postby Phydaux » Tue Aug 19, 2003 11:53 am

Quote: from Alturis on 5:41 am on Aug. 19, 2003[br]Well lets be honest here... the makers of this game must have some experience with actual hacking. (not the the game is reflective of reality, just that they must have actualy experience in order to come up with the ideas for the game)
If thats true what are the creators of GTA like?!

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Postby Chris » Tue Aug 19, 2003 12:20 pm

Quote: from Phydaux on 11:53 am on Aug. 19, 2003[br]
Quote: from Alturis on 5:41 am on Aug. 19, 2003[br]Well lets be honest here... the makers of this game must have some experience with actual hacking. (not the the game is reflective of reality, just that they must have actualy experience in order to come up with the ideas for the game)
If thats true what are the creators of GTA like?!

Alturis there is a thing call imagination


Absolutely ;)

And yeah, the Steve Jackson thing was interesting to us because we knew we were doing far worse things in Uplink than Steve Jackson did in "GURPS Cyberpunk" - and he got raided by secret service for it.  Thank god we're in the UK.  All Steve Jackson did was design a section of his game were you were able to steal credit card numbers over a secure network, and that was why he was raided - the SS were enforcing a fairly severe clamp down at the time, and obviously hadn't heard of Fiction before.

In the end all charges against him were dropped, and he was given most of his confiscated hardware and software files back after a few years.
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Postby Luigi300 » Tue Aug 19, 2003 12:50 pm

Oh, you're in the UK?

*picks up phone and calls the british equivalent of the fbi*
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Postby BiG FaT SpErM » Tue Aug 19, 2003 1:51 pm

it is kinda obvious that introversion is in UK. e.g the site is introversion.co.uk
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Postby Starfyre » Tue Aug 19, 2003 1:52 pm

Quick! Call the beefeaters!
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Postby Darksun » Tue Aug 19, 2003 5:12 pm

I think there is info about it here

And there isn't really a british equivalant of the FBI, but I suppose the CID comes the closest (/me goes to find the number - hey, its free publicity for IV)
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Tue Aug 19, 2003 5:16 pm

Heh, I would love to see a Beefeater raid, McDonalds maybe.  :)
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Postby BiG FaT SpErM » Tue Aug 19, 2003 8:05 pm

Raid McDonalds for selling burgers made from crap
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Postby ODDin » Tue Aug 19, 2003 9:37 pm

My God, it's not even a computer game!!!


If I wouldn't know this site is true, I'd NEVER believe this...



What is happening to the USA?
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Postby ODDin » Tue Aug 19, 2003 9:38 pm

And McDonald's are fine...
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Postby Adriac » Tue Aug 19, 2003 10:07 pm

Quote: from ODDin on 4:37 pm on Aug. 19, 2003[br]What is happening to the USA?


Americans :)
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