History Videogame / LoseLose

21st Oct '15 2:35:48 PM Someoneman
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* VillainProtagonist: From the game's site "Although touching aliens will cause the player to lose the game, and killing aliens awards points, the aliens will never actually fire at the player. This calls into question the player's mission, which is never explicitly stated, only hinted at through classic game mechanics. Is the player supposed to be an aggressor? Or merely an observer, traversing through a dangerous land?" Considering that the enemies are your own files and the character is the game itself, the game could be interpreted as you playing a piece of malware trying to destroy your computer.
14th Apr '14 10:16:31 AM WarioBarker
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''Lose/Lose'' is a freeware game for the Mac that deletes your files, and plays something like ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders''. If you shoot an alien, it permanently (it completely skips the recycle bin!) deletes a file. If you collide with an alien, the game deletes itself.

Amazingly, people actually have played this and enjoy it. The high score is like 412 files. We do not recommend playing the game. Unless you planned on reformatting your computer anyway[[note]]or are savvy enough to set up a throwaway virtual machine to play the game inside safely, but then, where's the charm?[[/note]], then have at it.

It has been labeled as malware by several antiviruses, though it isn't technically malware.[[note]]Malware does harm ''without'' permission.[[/note]]

No link shall be given because of its file-deletion aspect. Just Google ''Lose/Lose'' for its site, and don't say we didn't warn you.

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''Lose/Lose'' is a freeware Freeware shoot-'em-up game for the Mac that deletes your files, and plays something like ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders''. If ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'', with one big difference if you shoot an alien, it the game permanently (it completely skips the recycle bin!) deletes a file. file from your computer. If you collide with an alien, the game deletes itself.

''itself''.

Amazingly, people actually have played this and enjoy it. The it (the high score is something like 412 files. files). We do not don't recommend playing the game. Unless this, though, unless you planned on reformatting your computer anyway[[note]]or anyway [[note]](or are savvy enough to set up a throwaway virtual machine to play the game inside safely, but then, then where's the charm?[[/note]], then the...charm?)[[/note]] in which case have at it.

It has It's been labeled as malware by several antiviruses, though it isn't technically malware.[[note]]Malware isn't since malware does harm ''without'' permission.[[/note]]

permission.

No link shall be given because of its file-deletion aspect. Just links, for obvious reasons. If you're ''really'' curious, just Google ''Lose/Lose'' for its site, site...and don't say we didn't warn you.
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!!Some of the tropes present in this game are:

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!!Some of the tropes present in this game are:!!This...er, "game"...provides examples of:



* MeaningfulName: It's a Lose/Lose situation- shoot the enemies and your files get deleted, crash into them, you lose and the game gets deleted.

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* MeaningfulName: It's a Lose/Lose situation- situation shoot the enemies and enemies, your files get deleted, deleted; crash into them, you lose and the game ''game'' gets deleted.



* SchmuckBait: You know you want to play it and completely delete all of your files.
* ShootEmUp: An interesting form. You have infinite ammo, but the 'enemies' don't really hurt you unless you crash into them.
* ViolationOfCommonSense: Playing the game.

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* SchmuckBait: You know ''know'' you want to play it and completely delete all of your files.
* ShootEmUp: An interesting form. You have infinite ammo, but the 'enemies' "enemies" don't really hurt you unless you crash into them.
* ViolationOfCommonSense: Playing '''Playing the game.
damn game.'''



-->I finally beat the highscore! Wait... where are my irreplaceable pictures of my family? [[BigNo NOO!!!!!]]

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-->I -->''I finally beat the highscore! high score! Wait... where are my irreplaceable pictures of my family? [[BigNo NOO!!!!!]]NOO!!!!!]]''
12th Apr '14 7:21:54 AM randomtroper89
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12th Apr '14 7:21:29 AM randomtroper89
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''Lose/Lose'' is a freeware game for the Mac that deletes your files, and plays something like ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders''. If you shoot an alien, it '''permanently''' (it completely skips the recycle bin!) deletes a file. If you collide with an alien, the game deletes itself.

Amazingly, people actually have played this and ''enjoy'' it. The high score is like 412 files. We do not recommend playing the game. Unless you planned on reformatting your computer anyway[[hottip:*:or are savvy enough to set up a throwaway virtual machine to play the game inside safely, but then, where's the charm?]], then have at it.

It has been labeled as malware by several antiviruses, though it isn't technically malware.[[labelnote:note]]Malware does harm ''without'' permission.[[/labelnote]]

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''Lose/Lose'' is a freeware game for the Mac that deletes your files, and plays something like ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders''. If you shoot an alien, it '''permanently''' permanently (it completely skips the recycle bin!) deletes a file. If you collide with an alien, the game deletes itself.

Amazingly, people actually have played this and ''enjoy'' enjoy it. The high score is like 412 files. We do not recommend playing the game. Unless you planned on reformatting your computer anyway[[hottip:*:or anyway[[note]]or are savvy enough to set up a throwaway virtual machine to play the game inside safely, but then, where's the charm?]], charm?[[/note]], then have at it.

It has been labeled as malware by several antiviruses, though it isn't technically malware.[[labelnote:note]]Malware [[note]]Malware does harm ''without'' permission.[[/labelnote]]
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* DoingItForTheArt: Apparently, the maker never even expected the game to be played, just to be an interesting experiment.



* PermaDeath: The game deletes itself if you die. You ''could'' redownload it, but [[ComicallyMissingThePoint that's completely missing the point]].

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* PermaDeath: The game deletes itself if you die. You ''could'' could redownload it, but [[ComicallyMissingThePoint that's completely missing the point]].
3rd Feb '14 9:31:05 AM ironcommando
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* MeaningfulName: It's a Lose/Lose situation- shoot the enemies and your files get deleted, crash into them, you lose and the game gets deleted.
16th Jan '14 2:44:59 AM waitwaht
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16th Jan '14 2:44:16 AM waitwaht
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Amazingly, people actually have played this and ''enjoy'' it. The high score is like 412 files. We do not recommend playing the game. Unless you planned on reformatting your computer anyway[[hottip:*:or are savvy enough to set up a throwaway virtual machine to play the game safely, but then, where's the charm?]], then have at it.

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Amazingly, people actually have played this and ''enjoy'' it. The high score is like 412 files. We do not recommend playing the game. Unless you planned on reformatting your computer anyway[[hottip:*:or are savvy enough to set up a throwaway virtual machine to play the game inside safely, but then, where's the charm?]], then have at it.
16th Jan '14 2:41:58 AM waitwaht
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Amazingly, people actually have played this and ''enjoy'' it. The high score is like 412 files. We do not recommend playing the game. Unless you planned on reformatting your computer anyway, then have at it.

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Amazingly, people actually have played this and ''enjoy'' it. The high score is like 412 files. We do not recommend playing the game. Unless you planned on reformatting your computer anyway, anyway[[hottip:*:or are savvy enough to set up a throwaway virtual machine to play the game safely, but then, where's the charm?]], then have at it.
15th Aug '13 1:57:09 PM DynamicDragon
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11th Jul '13 9:31:26 AM SeptimusHeap
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* WastedSong: The music is amazing... But it's on a game that kills your files if you play it.
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