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Hackmud

3 months ago

Hackmud’s 2.0 update introduces 32 player hack offs

Multiplayer head-to-head hacking battles. That's the primary carrot I can see Hackmud dangling before me with its 2.0 update, though the road there is long and packed with players who'd probably steal my stuff before I figured out how to Hello World. Hackmud is a hacking MMO, see, where duplicity is encouraged and people that know JavaScript can run rings around those that don't. Think…

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5 months ago

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Podcast: Who’s your favourite robot?

Perhaps ~~you’re~~ the robot? Did you ever think of that, huh? No, it’s fine, you’re a human, a human who likes the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show. This week, we're chatting about our favourite mechanoids, cyberfolk and rust-buckets. Alec likes the robo-ostrich from World of Warcraft, a bird capable of great speed (and good for showing off). Brendan is fond of the abandoned bots…

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10 months ago

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The 10 Best Hacking, Coding, Computing Games

As anyone who watches their feeds knows, we live in a constantly evolving cyberpunk dystopia. They're connecting toilets to the internet, for heavens sake. If this Gibsonist world is just too REAL for you, we have put together the ten best videogames about hacking, programming and computing so you can escape into meta-dystopia. Which I'm sure is a much better place.

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2 years ago

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The RPS 2016 Advent Calendar, Dec 7th – hackmud

We like to make mischief around these parts, and if we can do so in the confines of a multiplayer world where we get to play as a rogue AI, all the better. The RPS Advent Calendar highlights our favourite games of the year, daily, and behind today’s door is... The year's best mmo: reality-confounding hackmud [official site].

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Lizard Games: My sordid double life among Hackmud’s failing newspapers and rigged casinos

I once ran a newspaper. It wasn’t a real newspaper, with TV supplements and columnists to threaten. It was a fictional newspaper inside a fictional future – the cyberpunk dystopia of Hackmud [official site], a dense multiplayer hacking sim we’ve told you about before. It was a newspaper rooted in a fake world, which is arguably true of every newspaper. And yet the stories I…

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Hackmud review

Multiplayer hacking sim Hackmud [official site] launched on Friday, catching us by surprise. We tasked our most elite hacker with entering its digital realms to crack the mainframe and report back. Sadly, Alice couldn’t make it. So we sent Brendan instead, who quickly found himself in over his head, lost in a world of player-made malware, intrigue, deception and guilt. I played Hackmud all weekend.…

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Hackmud Is An MMO Hacking Sim With A 90s Vibe

One of the silly hidden features of Hacknet was the ability to open your own CD tray with a typed command. The creator said this was a hangover from an unfinished multiplayer mode, whereby players could freak each other out by opening their opponents’ CD trays. That vision of multiplayer digital trespass sadly did not come to pass, but perhaps this can scratch that cyperpunk…

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