Note: As most LMers should know, I make bad posts. K? Bad posts that make cool stuff not seem cool. So bear with me. Cause this is possibly cool stuff.
Anyways. I recently stumbled upon a nice little web based game called Slave Hack
. The game itself touts itself as a Virtual Hack Simlation game, though its about as much of a simulation as Burnout is a driving simulation.
Instead, it takes out the more frusterating parts of hacking and leaves you with.. the slightly less frusterating parts of hacking.
You start the game as a script kiddy with a POS box, and slowly work your way up to 1337 hax0rz though Spambots, Warezing and Digital bank heists. or you can just hack every computer you run into and delete all their stuff. Thats always cool.
Oh, and spend too much time trying to figure out annoying little riddles left on the NPC hosts so you can progress in software.
Give it a shot if you're bored. Just remember to wipe logs as frequently as possible =)
Oh, and by using the link up there you start with a 2mbit connection as opposed to a 1mbit connection, which lessens the frusteration of being a noob.
Edit: I forgot to mention the Slave Hack Beginners Guide