History VideoGame / Uplink

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]].
11th Oct '15 4:52:15 AM NTC3
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6th Oct '15 1:20:26 AM Sark0TAG
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* CreatorCameo: Introversion Software is one of the companies that hires you from time to time, and they have a website in-game about possible ideas for a sequel. [[spoiler: Their IP has to be manually looked up first, as it is initially hidden from the list InterNIC has]]
30th Aug '15 9:55:26 AM Xlsfd
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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 ''Hacknet''.

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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 ''Hacknet''.''VideoGame/{{Hacknet}}''.
13th Aug '15 4:46:40 AM Akriloth2160
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Compare with NetRunner. A fan sequel, called ''VideoGame/{{Codelink}}'', is on the works.

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Compare with NetRunner. A There was a fan sequel, sequel called ''VideoGame/{{Codelink}}'', is on the works.and there also exists a command prompt-based SpiritualSuccessor known as ''Hacknet''.
24th May '15 4:27:57 PM SuperLlama
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* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass: The Protovision game server. It's the only server in the game that's immune to the Password Breaker: to even get in, you have to understand the ''Film/WarGames'' reference.
23rd May '15 5:50:22 PM SuperLlama
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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: The [=InterNIC=] server is infamous for having ''no security measures whatsoever'' and never even changing the admin password. As such, it's frequently cited as the perfect place to start your connection-bouncing from, as after a hack you can easily break into the server within seconds and delete the logs to foil a passive trace.

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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: The [=InterNIC=] server is infamous for having ''no security measures whatsoever'' (not even a Monitor to trace you with) and never even changing the admin password. As such, it's frequently cited as the perfect place to start your connection-bouncing from, as after a hack you can easily break into the server within seconds and delete the logs to foil a passive trace.
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