Talk:391: Anti-Mindvirus

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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"The Game" is not actually a game *and therefore can have no winners or losers*.

  • A game by definition is a form of play or sport, especially a competitive one played according to rules and decided by skill, strength, or luck

  • If one does view "The Game" as an actually game, then it consists of one simply saying the words "The Game" out loud or via text. "The Game" also requires one to think of the words The Game before speaking them, thus making them the first "Losers" to participate in the game, and once the opposing team has lost (In this case the person who first thought of "The Game") Then the opposing team then by default is the winner, and is not subject to loosing as once there is a decided winner and looser, the game is over. So this means that the originator of "The Game" (a non-game) is the only looser, and everyone else to have participated is forever the winner, as no one can set up matches for a "The Game" competition, as they would also have to be thinking about "the game" meaning the lose as soon as it starts.

You're all free. --Para (talk) 21:57, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

sorry to inturupt para, but some games cannot be simply won see xkcd comic #138

signd summer glau 13:52, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

A game can have multiple losers, so your logic does not work. Based on the description, it seems like everyone is a loser. It is impossible to win. Flewk (talk) 00:30, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

In the branch of social psychology that deals with game design, a 'game' is defined by being inside of the 'magic circle': a space where arbitrary actions are given meaning, and everybody participating in the magic circle voluntarily agrees upon a set of rules by which to play. There are no requirements for a game to have win or lose conditions, just look at Go, which has no official 'end' until both players agree the game is done. For "The Game" to qualify as A game, it must allow for methods by which people voluntarily enter and leave its magic circle. As it does not, it cannot be a game, but is instead is a social exercise. 04:50, 14 June 2016 (UTC)XanKortal

Bringing psychology to a math fight? Cute. Game theory has no care for you silly little humans and your silly little brains. Hppavilion1 (talk) 07:30, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
Oh, and also, I argue that social psychology is itself a social psychology game, and I can just opt out of playing by the rules social psychologists want me to. Hppavilion1 (talk) 07:30, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

It has also been suggested that the Platinum Angel will prevent you from losing the game. - Mike Rosoft (talk) 20:46, 2 April 2022 (UTC)

There's a new what if post 16:09, 8 December 2022 (UTC)

Thank you, here. —While False (museum | talk | contributions | logs | rights | printable version | page information | what links there | related changes | Google search | current time: 05:22) 17:47, 8 December 2022 (UTC)