Tuesday November 27, 2012 at 03:00 pm by Adam S.
This contest is now over. Thank you for playing! See winners below.
>Log in: User Lain
>Greetings, User Lain. Would you like to play a game?
Greetings, User! We are very excited that you have chosen to join us today. This is a simple game - with world altering consequences! No microwaves needed, no red or blue pills to take, no dreams to incept.
We will ask you a general question about the reality you are currently in. You will be given three possible answers. When you select your answer you will be taken to an alternate reality for the next round. Answer correctly and the next reality will be better than the one you are currently in. Like living in a world where it rains donuts and it's the law to pet a cat at least once a day. Choose incorrectly and the next reality will be worse than the one you are currently in. Like one where anime is banned in North America (Noooooo!).
If you are new to alternate realities we highly recommend picking up the Serial Experiments Lain Blu-ray/DVD combo pack that is now available wherever you buy anime.
If you haven't seen Serial Experiments Lain yet here is the trailer for your viewing pleasure.
Of course, what's a game without a prize. The winner of this contest will get the following prize pack:
One lucky winner will get this Alternate Reality prize pack including 3 Anime Classic box sets - Texhnolyze, Ergo Proxy, and Haibane Renmei. This also includes a Serial Experiments Lain postcard, decal, and magnet all wrapped up in a nice piece of ancient computer hardware.
A winner will be chose at random from all entries sent in between now and November 29th at 11:59pm Central time. Only one entry per person. This contest is open to residents of US and Canada, excluding Quebec and Puerto Rico. Click here for complete rules.
How do you enter you ask? When you complete the game you will be given instructions on how to do just that.
Now that you have been fully briefed we think it's time to start the game.
Ready, Player One? Good. Then lets begin!
Present day. Present time.
In the late 20th century, computers seemed like the pinnacle of the future. Less than ten years into the 21st century, it became clear that the hardware itself will matter less than the networks that it can tap into. Before long, WiFi brain implants would tap us into the Wired—wirelessly, of course.
The leaders of our gloriously networked future will need a firm understanding of our past. Take the quiz and prepare to close this world…and open the next.
What was the original term used to describe hackers (people who found and exploited loopholes in network systems) in the 1970s?