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RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
edited September 2011 in Debate and/or Discourse
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System Shock 2 is a computer game. A computer game is where you push buttons and make things happen within a computer primarily for entertainment.

In this particular case your button pushes will make you pretend you're a soldier on a starship called the Von Braun, where something has gone very very wrong. Don't believe me? Just listen to the lady near the end of this clip...



You can be a soldier in one of three ways:

- Soldier Classic: Shoot things with guns
- Diet Soldier: Use technical skills to help you out
- Soldier Zero: Use psionic powers to burn or freeze dudes.

The lady in that cutscene guides you through the Von Braun while you fight the very very wrong things. On the way you have a non-zero chance of having terror struck into your heart while enjoying some funky techno music.





Eventually you reach something I like to call the Terminator 2 twist: If you'd been completely blind to this game before you started playing this would come as a shock, but the marketing largely spoilt it. In case you didn't know...
Spoiler:

After this twist, you continue to fight very very wrong things and hopefully enjoy the tense atmosphere. This game is hard to find these days, but I recommend you try. For something in a similar vein, try BioShock. The similar name is deliberate.

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  • MimMim Status: Very depressed There's your updated status on Mim.Registered User regular
    Dammit RMS, I thought this was going to be my chance. My eyes lit up. I was like "THIS IS MY MOMENT"

    stolen.

    "I’m going to die one day, probably, without having left my mark on this silly, little planet. I’m going to die an anonymous, meaningless, speck of dust." - Chris Traeger
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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Moderator mod
    Goddamn intellectual property limbo. I want Shock 3! :x

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    a man reaches a certain age when he can no longer be part of groups with "wang" in the title
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  • MazzyxMazzyx A Restoration through Revolution. Registered User regular
    You had this waiting didn't you? Also I approve, System Shock 2 is one of the best and scariest games ever made.

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  • GooeyGooey (\/)┌¶─¶┐(\/) pinch pinchRegistered User regular
    i hate those stupid monkeys

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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Mim wrote:
    Dammit RMS, I thought this was going to be my chance. My eyes lit up. I was like "THIS IS MY MOMENT"

    stolen.

    The moral of the story: Have a [chat] saved in your drafts.

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  • ElkiElki GOBS OF PUKE!!! YES!!!!!!!Moderator, ClubPA mod
    Ruby... Ruby?

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  • InquisitorInquisitor It has been a damned nice thing — the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life Registered User regular
    Mim: I believe you have asked before but I don't mind telling again. I live in the LA area.

    Paws: I believe real absinthe is legal where I live so I don't know.

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  • MimMim Status: Very depressed There's your updated status on Mim.Registered User regular
    Ooh, but I got the first post, so there is that.

    "I’m going to die one day, probably, without having left my mark on this silly, little planet. I’m going to die an anonymous, meaningless, speck of dust." - Chris Traeger
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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Moderator mod
    The "twist" in Shock 2 was pants-bursting terror.

    And not in the front of the pants.

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    Casual wrote: »
    a man reaches a certain age when he can no longer be part of groups with "wang" in the title
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  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    Circulatory shock, commonly known simply as shock, is a serious, life-threatening medical condition that occurs during inadequate oxygen consumption to meet peripheral tissue needs. In early shock this is generally a result of inadequate tissue levels of oxygen. As the blood carries oxygen and nutrients around the body, reduced flow hinders the delivery of these components to the tissues, and can stop the tissues from functioning properly.

    My Shock [chat] would have been a bummer.

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  • MimMim Status: Very depressed There's your updated status on Mim.Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    Inquisitor wrote:
    Mim: I believe you have asked before but I don't mind telling again. I live in the LA area.

    Paws: I believe real absinthe is legal where I live so I don't know.

    Oh. I ...might stick out like a sore thumb there.

    "To the girl with dyed red hair, no plastic surgery, red lipstick, big nose and looks like she was swimming in her clothes.

    how you doin' :winky:"

    Mim on
    "I’m going to die one day, probably, without having left my mark on this silly, little planet. I’m going to die an anonymous, meaningless, speck of dust." - Chris Traeger
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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic I've Done Worse Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    Inquisitor wrote:
    Mim: I believe you have asked before but I don't mind telling again. I live in the LA area.

    Paws: I believe real absinthe is legal where I live so I don't know.

    Those two don't really go together. I think it's the wormwood or something that is restricted in the US.

    Edit: Well geez, times change. Since 2007 it's been legal.

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    Not as positive as AIDS and cancer, but positive nonetheless.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor It has been a damned nice thing — the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life Registered User regular
    I never played system shock. I should fix this.

    But first thief now that I got it running on my machine correctly finally.

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  • GooeyGooey (\/)┌¶─¶┐(\/) pinch pinchRegistered User regular
    Echo wrote:
    The "twist" in Shock 2 was pants-bursting terror.

    And not in the front of the pants.

    It's still one of the coolest reveals in a video game ever

    i love how the walls peel away. so cool.

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  • ElldrenElldren DS 3067-6294-6208Registered User regular
    Hullo

    Dead Island is so fun

    I kind of am lost on what I'm doing skillswise, but otherwise great times.

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  • MazzyxMazzyx A Restoration through Revolution. Registered User regular
    Quizzy, I want a build and explore game. That is minecraft and Terraria. But I have finished everything in Terraria but my jungle and bone armor and was just building a huge castle but no real exploring left. I might just start a giant world using my main guy and build a fortress of doom.

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Moderator mod
    ""HOMTRE MAGRE BARTESIMSON "" -- |HAPPIYFAMELIY| RID OURSELFES OF »GIRLBARTE///BABEYGIRLBARTE» THEY ¤SLOWE DOWN¤ OUR GLORIUSPROGRESZ•••...••

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    a man reaches a certain age when he can no longer be part of groups with "wang" in the title
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  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    Echo? Dammit someone unscrew the plate on his back and press the shiny red RESET button.

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  • WashWash Registered User regular
    Elki wrote:
    Ruby... Ruby?

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  • MazzyxMazzyx A Restoration through Revolution. Registered User regular
    Also I want to echo Gooey with, FUCK THOSE MONKEYS! OH GOD THEY ARE COMING FOR ME!

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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote:
    I never played system shock. I should fix this.

    But first thief now that I got it running on my machine correctly finally.

    The techniques you used to do this should help with System Shock 2, since they're on the same game engine. Which reminds me:

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  • MimMim Status: Very depressed There's your updated status on Mim.Registered User regular
    Wash wrote:
    Elki wrote:
    Ruby... Ruby?

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    Super green!

    "I’m going to die one day, probably, without having left my mark on this silly, little planet. I’m going to die an anonymous, meaningless, speck of dust." - Chris Traeger
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  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    Echo wrote:
    ""HOMTRE MAGRE BARTESIMSON "" -- |HAPPIYFAMELIY| RID OURSELFES OF »GIRLBARTE///BABEYGIRLBARTE» THEY ¤SLOWE DOWN¤ OUR GLORIUSPROGRESZ•••...••

    Echo is having a stroke, someone dial 9-1 and then another 1.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor It has been a damned nice thing — the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote:
    Mim: I believe you have asked before but I don't mind telling again. I live in the LA area.

    Paws: I believe real absinthe is legal where I live so I don't know.

    Those two don't really go together. I think it's the wormwood or something that is restricted in the US.

    Edit: Well geez, times change. Since 2007 it's been legal.

    As of 2007, the regulations on sale and possession of absinthe in the United States were relaxed, with several foreign and domestic brands approved for distribution. An American absinthe distillery, St. George Spirits of Alameda, California, opened up shop in 2007. St. George Spirits is the first American absinthe distillery since 1912.

    Says a random google search.

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Moderator mod
    Echo? Dammit someone unscrew the plate on his back and press the shiny red RESET button.

    !!CYRILLIC :::LETTERSZ --- FAVRIT/E IS Ѿ , MEANSE "TESTECELS"

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    a man reaches a certain age when he can no longer be part of groups with "wang" in the title
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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    80% alcohol is illegal here so unless you've snuck it in Absinthe will be 60%.

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  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    Echo wrote:
    Echo? Dammit someone unscrew the plate on his back and press the shiny red RESET button.

    !!CYRILLIC :::LETTERSZ --- FAVRIT/E IS Ѿ , MEANSE "TESTECELS"

    Got it!

    *Pushes red RESET button*

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  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    Gooey wrote:
    i hate those stupid monkeys

    I still twitch when I hear the SS2 monkey screech sound effect in anything else.

    And it's quite a commonly used stock sound effect.

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Moderator mod
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    Casual wrote: »
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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Moderator mod
    Echo wrote:
    Echo? Dammit someone unscrew the plate on his back and press the shiny red RESET button.

    !!CYRILLIC :::LETTERSZ --- FAVRIT/E IS Ѿ , MEANSE "TESTECELS"

    Got it!

    *Pushes red RESET button*

    HOMER..// DO NT HIT ME; MAN<< ABUSZE>>ABUSZE>>

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    Casual wrote: »
    a man reaches a certain age when he can no longer be part of groups with "wang" in the title
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  • MimMim Status: Very depressed There's your updated status on Mim.Registered User regular
    Hrrrm, what am I doing wrong? Site won't accept a new avatar.

    I thought it was still busted?

    "I’m going to die one day, probably, without having left my mark on this silly, little planet. I’m going to die an anonymous, meaningless, speck of dust." - Chris Traeger
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  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    Great, where did we get this Echo from? Is he still under warranty?

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Moderator mod
    Still my favorite:
    ¤WE HAVVE •DOBSTEPPE• IN YUGOSLAV,, USZED FOR TO KEPE RATS//FERALDOGS//VAGRINTS AWAIY FROM HOMSES.. »»WOMPWOMPWOMPS«« IS PROTEKT BELONKINGS¤

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    so my girlfriend knocked over a bottle of angostura bitters in our kitchen during the party last night

    she and two other folks immediately started spraying cleaning fluids and wiping up the mess

    but it stained things instantly, and now she feels terrible.

    however there is a lovely herbal spice smell in our kitchen now, so that's nice

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    I fucking hate you Canadians.
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  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    Mim wrote:
    Hrrrm, what am I doing wrong? Site won't accept a new avatar.

    I thought it was still busted?

    Is it really? Well that sucks I guess I am avatrless for the forseeable future then.

    Have I mentioned today how much the new forum is junk?

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  • DaxonDaxon Registered User regular
    Nah

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  • MimMim Status: Very depressed There's your updated status on Mim.Registered User regular
    Man, if I come down with something, it'd be awesome but on the other hand, not really.

    I mean, I would skip tomorrow, but then I'd have to deal with having the cold for another couple of days while in class.

    "I’m going to die one day, probably, without having left my mark on this silly, little planet. I’m going to die an anonymous, meaningless, speck of dust." - Chris Traeger
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