History VideoGame / Uplink

9th Jul '17 12:09:29 PM Kinitawowi
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* DiscOneNuke: If you know how, it's fairly easy to rob a bank and funnel a couple million dollars into your bank account, thereby allowing you to buy all the best hardware and software early on.

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* DiscOneNuke: If you know how, it's fairly easy to rob a bank and funnel a couple million dollars into your bank account, thereby allowing you to buy all the best hardware and software early on. The game even baits you with this early on; after a few safe missions to modify data in the International Academic Database, you'll find a mission to trace a recent funds transfer - in the order of ''900,000'' credits...
26th Jun '17 10:59:45 AM LentilSandEater
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** Partially averted - admins will normally use random strings of letters and numbers, but give their [[RedShirt co-workers]] passwords from a list of common words shared by every company. Presumably, [[spoiler: God]] won a survey of easily remembered words, closely followed by [[spoiler: admin]] and then [[spoiler: password]]

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** Partially averted Downplayed - admins will normally use random strings of letters and numbers, but give their [[RedShirt co-workers]] passwords from a list of common words shared by every company. Presumably, [[spoiler: God]] won a survey of easily remembered words, closely followed by [[spoiler: admin]] and then [[spoiler: password]]
4th May '17 7:26:58 AM Folamh3
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''Uplink'' is a game that could best be described as a HollywoodHacking [[SimulationGame simulation]]. The whole premise is that you, an unnamed agent of the Uplink Corporation (an underground hacker-for-hire service), have just joined up in the ranks. Using your PC, you move up the ranks of Uplink agents by hacking different companies' computers and servers.

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''Uplink'' is a 2001 video game that could by Introversion Software. It can best be described as a HollywoodHacking [[SimulationGame simulation]]. The whole premise is that you, an unnamed agent of the Uplink Corporation (an underground hacker-for-hire service), have just joined up in the ranks. Using your PC, you move up the ranks of Uplink agents by hacking different companies' computers and servers.
4th Apr '17 6:20:17 AM jormis29
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** Protovision's machine is a homage to ''Film/WarGames'' (it's the only machine you can't crack with the Password Breaker - you need to recognise the shout out to get the password ([[spoiler:JOSHUA]], of course), and Introversion (the developers) have an in-game website which mentions ''Film/JohnnyMnemonic'' and ''Film/MissionImpossible''. And then there's the Steve Jackson Games server, which has of course been pinched by the US Secret Service.

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** Protovision's machine is a homage to ''Film/WarGames'' (it's the only machine you can't crack with the Password Breaker - you need to recognise the shout out to get the password ([[spoiler:JOSHUA]], of course), and Introversion (the developers) have an in-game website which mentions ''Film/JohnnyMnemonic'' and ''Film/MissionImpossible''. And then there's the Steve Jackson Games Creator/SteveJacksonGames server, which has of course been pinched by the US Secret Service.
11th Oct '16 12:12:45 PM Andre
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* GameMod: A very notable and impressive one was released October 1, 2016, called Uplink OS which completely overhauled the graphics of the game so it looks more like Windows set-up and less like a DOS screen. Even the developers were impressed. Though [[GameBreakingBug it does have quite a few bugs still being worked out.]]
1st Jun '16 8:08:36 PM RA0808
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* {{AFGNCAAP}}: You have no photo in your school records, Social Security, or bank account. During the secret mission to [[spoiler:steal the agent roster from the Uplink Internal Services machine, there's always one of the ten files missing - the one containing your own record.]]

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* {{AFGNCAAP}}: You have no photo in your school records, Social Security, Security file, or bank account.criminal record. During the secret mission to [[spoiler:steal the agent roster from the Uplink Internal Services machine, there's always one of the ten files missing - the one containing your own record.]]
25th Mar '16 3:03:28 PM Morgenthaler
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''{{Uplink}}'' is a game that could best be described as a HollywoodHacking [[SimulationGame simulation]]. The whole premise is that you, an unnamed agent of the Uplink Corporation (an underground hacker-for-hire service), have just joined up in the ranks. Using your PC, you move up the ranks of Uplink agents by hacking different companies' computers and servers.

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''{{Uplink}}'' ''Uplink'' is a game that could best be described as a HollywoodHacking [[SimulationGame simulation]]. The whole premise is that you, an unnamed agent of the Uplink Corporation (an underground hacker-for-hire service), have just joined up in the ranks. Using your PC, you move up the ranks of Uplink agents by hacking different companies' computers and servers.
25th Mar '16 3:02:37 PM Morgenthaler
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** The Protovision machine's depiction of TheBigBoard is like a foreshadowing of the their following game ''{{DEFCON}}''.

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** The Protovision machine's depiction of TheBigBoard is like a foreshadowing of the their following game ''{{DEFCON}}''.''VideoGame/{{DEFCON}}''.
30th Jan '16 12:01:28 PM Morgenthaler
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Compare with NetRunner. There was a fan sequel called ''VideoGame/{{Codelink}}'', and there also exists a command prompt-based SpiritualSuccessor known as ''VideoGame/{{Hacknet}}''.

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Compare with NetRunner.TabletopGame/NetRunner. There was a fan sequel called ''VideoGame/{{Codelink}}'', and there also exists a command prompt-based SpiritualSuccessor known as ''VideoGame/{{Hacknet}}''.
21st Jan '16 7:22:23 PM nombretomado
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* PlayfulHacker: ''You'', [[WideOpenSandbox if you so choose, anyway]]. Gain access to someone's academic record and give them a qualification as a Registered Sex Worker! Change someone's government records from reading 'Single' to 'Married' (or vice versa)! Plant a Bestiality charge on some poor random bastard's criminal record for the lulz! Give them a qualification in Mathsology, Archeomatics or [[StephenColbert Truthiness]]! Given that this is a British game, the most appropriate crime to pin on people is probably [[spoiler: buggery]].

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* PlayfulHacker: ''You'', [[WideOpenSandbox if you so choose, anyway]]. Gain access to someone's academic record and give them a qualification as a Registered Sex Worker! Change someone's government records from reading 'Single' to 'Married' (or vice versa)! Plant a Bestiality charge on some poor random bastard's criminal record for the lulz! Give them a qualification in Mathsology, Archeomatics or [[StephenColbert [[Creator/StephenColbert Truthiness]]! Given that this is a British game, the most appropriate crime to pin on people is probably [[spoiler: buggery]].
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