The computer game that destroys your files

Wired: Lose/Lose is the sort of computer game most people will be too afraid to install. In fact, I was slightly nervous just watching the online video (below). From the website:

"Lose/Lose is a video-game with real life consequences. Each alien in the game is created based on a random file on the player's computer. If the player kills the alien, the file it is based on is deleted. If the player's ship is destroyed, the application itself is deleted."

If you think they're kidding, the game reinforces the message at the title screen in large red capital letters. Only the brave, or those playing on someone else's computer, should continue. Gameplay resembles a classic top-down shoot-em-up, with aliens racing down towards your tiny intergalactic ship, menacing yet vulnerable to your pew-pew laser. Each alien destroyed explodes into tiny bits, which seems appropriate. You aren't even told which file you just killed – only the file extension gives any indication.

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Nineball21123101d ago

What kind of sadist would actually download and play this "game"? LOL

CadDad3101d ago

Is it wrong that the first thing I thought about was trying it out....

I mean I can easily back up and restore my hard-drive, but I'm strange like that and I don't think I want to miss playing a game like this.


zagibu3101d ago

It's called masochist, not sadist.

hay3101d ago

Virtualization is a way to go. You have nothing to lose that way.

Nineball21123101d ago

@ zagibu... You are correct sir! I guess since I'm not into either of those, I get them confused. LOL...

Why do I imagine there will be ppl who try to dl and play this game at work or at someone ELSE's house. LOL

Chrisny853101d ago

im def gonna trick one of my friends into playing this game

Proxy3101d ago

If you play it on Vista does it pop up a permission prompt every time you kill an alien?

trgz3101d ago

you read my mind

Raz3101d ago

Seems like an entertaining way to wipe your HDD...funny thing is if you win the game, you lose every file on your computer.

Lose/Lose is the perfect name for this game. Somebody had a lot of time on their hands...

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mirroredderorrim3101d ago

LOL! The music is straight business.

peeps3101d ago

i really don't know why any1 would play this lol

dirthurts3101d ago

for those who plan on a fresh install of Windows 7 I guess....
Take that Vista.

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