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News Mac OS game deletes files

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 30 Oct 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    Pays to read the small print I guess! I guess theres a moral behind this game then, probally killing things leads you to loosing a little part of yourself
     
  3. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    This man is a genius. I'd definitely try that game if i had a Mac.
     
  4. do_it_anyway

    do_it_anyway Member

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    Where theres a simple solution.

    On a side note, I love that all the smug people saying you don't need anti virus on a mac, are now being targetted. Even if it is"in the interest of art"
     
  5. Casefan

    Casefan One Man Army

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    Seems like a fun way to delete your files I've your moving to a better OS. :p
     
  6. Radical_Monkey

    Radical_Monkey Dremel > Lightsabre

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    Definately art, if it states that it will delete your files then you have only yourself to blame. But I must say, that is an interesting way to look at the world of gaming, looks like there are still people who think outside the box.

    Makes you think...and that is what art is meant to do right?
     
  7. Jumeira_Johnny

    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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    you mean one with spell/grammar check?
     
  8. Sim0n

    Sim0n rm -rf /

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    Surely that should contain a capital "Y" on "you", as its the start of a sentence.

    Back on topic.. What a great idea, as long as its CLEARLY stated (maybe before you start the game also), then I see no objection to this.
     
  9. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Bahahahaha

    That's brilliant!

    Can we get an anti-virus system that lets you deal with virus' etc in the same way?
     
  10. sub routine

    sub routine Archie Gemel

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    crap, what a waste of time and energy.

    It is a malware program that has been created for the purpose of artistic expression so it's both. Ultimately he's a fanny though and should really try to think of something a little more conceptually inspiring.
     
  11. Rich_13

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    Not really, we're talking about this arn't we?

    I'd say that's a pretty clever way to get some attention. It's a lot of effort and not mainstream but it's interesting..
     
  12. DeathAwaitsU

    DeathAwaitsU I'm Back :D

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    Errr, this IS available for PC too afaicr, it's somewhere on the net as i've come accross it before
     
  13. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    Use VMWare, make a copy of the bootable and play. Reinstate the bootbale if necessary...
     
  14. Denithor

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    How about a game of Spyware Blaster anyone?
     
  15. Brooxy

    Brooxy Like a boss (but not a boss)

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    It is - it's called Windows ME - instead of shooting things, files are deleted by pressing the power button :)

    On a side note, and back on topic - if it has a clear disclaimer, then people that play it only have themselves to blame
     
  16. TomD22

    TomD22 New Member

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    That's actually pretty cool. If you could just point it at a particular folder (temporary internet files) then you could blast away and know you weren't removing anything important.
     
  17. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    ill play it on a Mac, sure....
     
  18. AngusW

    AngusW mmm

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    hahaha i don't usually pay for anti viruses (usually go with free versions) but if there was one like that i certainly would! :clap:
     
  19. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Would it be wise to assume you don't own a mac, and are infact talking about a Mac in an Applestore?

    Can't say I've even bothered with an A/V program for over a year now, but if someone did one like this, I too would part with cash for it.
     
  20. B3CK

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    I would bet a multi-player version would be the next "Game of the year", for hardcore gamers. You would actually have incentive to beat the other player. Given that when shooting the bad guys, it deletes files on your opponents side.

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    As to the being placed on the malware list, would he be eligible for lawsuits? I mean it is clearly stated that it deletes files.

    Joe, how about an article on how games with this type of ability could affect the future of gaming?
     
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