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  • TheDeleter - October 1, 2014 11:55 a.m.

    How about Ingress!!!! You hack so the portals don´t implode cause of XM overcreation.... with a click xD
  • alecbeals - May 6, 2014 6:38 p.m.

    Yess, articles like these and how feasible armor is are what keep me coming back to GR, reviews and previews are a dime a dozen despite the considerable effort that goes into them. Stuff like this however are true gems of gaming culture journalism.
  • Relzen - May 3, 2014 11:01 a.m.

    Enter the Matrix had the best hacking mini game. It looked and worked like DOS and was only used for cheats but it was probably the closest to a "authentic" hacking game that we will ever get. Too bad the rest of the game was mediocre at best.
  • DrRobert - May 2, 2014 10:01 a.m.

    This makes me feel old, but some of the best hacking in any game, ever, was in Neuromancer from Interplay. I think it came out in the late '80s, and is probably abandonware at this point. Man, if they made a remake of that game, it would be amazing.
  • rxb - May 2, 2014 6:22 a.m.

    Cool article, I don't have a load of hacker mates to ask questions.
  • g1rldraco7 - May 2, 2014 3:17 a.m.

    Hacking in video games is easy, but in real life it's a nightmare if you don't know what you're doing.
  • GOD - May 1, 2014 6:26 p.m.

    I'm quite partial to the Ratchet and Clank hacking mini games. I doubt they're any closer than these though, if not farther. And when is that "cost of the ammo you waste in a regular match of Blank Shooter" feature coming?
  • Shigeruken - May 1, 2014 4:48 p.m.

    You've definitely got to dedicate an entire article to Watch Dogs after it releases.
  • Jayan - May 1, 2014 3:59 p.m.

    I think this is a great article, I would like to wade in on a couple and offer my opinion if I may :) Deus-Ex I like the idea of that system, as for me it represented a more secure system where workstations were taken out of the equation and only important nodes were left in place, obviously from a game perspective it needs to be embellished, but the idea that the attacker is limited in his/her movements across the network, I think is a good step forward in how networks should be set up. Uplink does have many, many comedy type flaws, but I think the idea of cleaning up log files after yourself in order to remain anonymous is worth a mention. In defence of these games, making a hacking game that was true to life would be hard, most of the work is done in the recon phase if it's done right and that would be boring! What game did your Hacker like the most out of the list? And what is their opinion of the open world hacking game Watch Dogs? (again appears to have comedy embellishments, but still looks like a lot of fun) Please don't take this as a rant, I think it's great that you have done this article, keep up the good work. I always enjoy reading.
  • cbrinkmann1981 - May 1, 2014 2:29 p.m.

    I like this article, but Wargames was an awful movie. Painful to sit through, we're supposed to suspend our disbelief to the point where the most secure computer on the planet that has access to the country's nuclear warheads can be remotely accessed just by knowing the name of the creator's son (only a slightly stupider password than "Password" or "Password1") and how the female lead - in less than one scene no less - goes from not being able to stand the lead character to wanting to jump into bed with him just because he made a stupid joke to the teacher. That's not how friendships develop, Hollywood! But again, great article.
  • cbrinkmann1981 - May 1, 2014 2:36 p.m.

    I actually meant "slightly LESS stupid password." Oh well.
  • MeTimeFreeTime - May 1, 2014 2:27 p.m.

    What about the Batman Arkham games? Hacking becomes as easy as twiddling your thumbs.
  • TheMariner - May 1, 2014 1:46 p.m.

    I would have wondered how Hacker Evolution would have stacked up. I suppose it's not really a minigame as hacking is the whole point of the game in the first place, but it still would have been interesting to read the expert's opinion.
  • shawksta - May 1, 2014 1:15 p.m.

    These type of articles are awesome, trying to compare gaming to real life by asking actual professions, this was great to read.
  • Outofmanyone - May 1, 2014 3:38 p.m.

    I concur, it was a great read. Good job GR.
  • azarath-alghereties - May 1, 2014 12:31 p.m.

    Love Uplink, and after watching Swordfish the girl friend at the time decided to test me during a 4 person rewrite of the SS database. Good times
  • Kasaix - May 1, 2014 10:48 a.m.

    Should have asked him about Sly Cooper and Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, just for laughs.
  • BladedFalcon - May 1, 2014 10:38 a.m.

    Yay! awesome idea for an article! It's been a while since you guys had written one of these, glad to see another one :D

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