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Penny Arcade - Comic - Truesight

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edited October 2016 in The Penny Arcade Hub

imagePenny Arcade - Comic - Truesight

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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    identeregareidenteregare Registered User regular
    So, Gears of War == Downwell, but in a different plane. Got it.

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    Erix The RedErix The Red Registered User regular
    Does that make Time Crisis an arcade rail shooter platformer?

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    EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    Panel 2 is just about perfect by itself.

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    GONG-00GONG-00 Registered User regular
    Perhaps Tycho's perception about the game is why Gabe still has the watch?

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    FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    So, Gears of War == Downwell, but in a different plane. Got it.

    The enemy's gate is down.

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    TransluciaTranslucia Registered User regular
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    Twenty SidedTwenty Sided Registered User regular
    I tore my Gears of War disc in half and threw it into the trash.
    I need a new shooter.

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    SirBillSirBill Denver, CORegistered User regular
    This relates more to the posted text than the comic, but wouldn't a great solution for the PSVR eye camera be a stand that moves the Eye much closer to you? Since you'd mostly not be needing to se the screen the stand wouldn't really block anything. Sony could sell a stand and an extension cable for the Eye (can't believe Sony doesn't make those, had to get a third party extension cable!). In the meantime, any kind of cheap photographic light stand, or a mic stand might do...

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    Dingding123Dingding123 Registered User new member
    Quoting Ender's Game: "Remember: the enemy base is DOWN!"

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    GDT1985GDT1985 Registered User regular
    In regards to the Gears as platformer thing; wasn't their a shooter that mimicked Gears but gave you a jetpack and had you take cover while climbing vertical surfaces?

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    identeregareidenteregare Registered User regular
    The enemy's gate is down.

    I don't understand that reference. Why are you upside down?
    GDT1985 wrote: »
    In regards to the Gears as platformer thing; wasn't their a shooter that mimicked Gears but gave you a jetpack and had you take cover while climbing vertical surfaces?

    Inversion? I read a few reviews on it, none of which were entirely positive.

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    YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    GDT1985 wrote: »
    In regards to the Gears as platformer thing; wasn't their a shooter that mimicked Gears but gave you a jetpack and had you take cover while climbing vertical surfaces?

    Dark Void?

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    GDT1985GDT1985 Registered User regular
    YoungFrey wrote: »
    GDT1985 wrote: »
    In regards to the Gears as platformer thing; wasn't their a shooter that mimicked Gears but gave you a jetpack and had you take cover while climbing vertical surfaces?

    Dark Void?

    Yep that's it. Seems like a Jerry game.

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    McFodderMcFodder Registered User regular
    The enemy's gate is down.

    I don't understand that reference. Why are you upside down?

    It's from the book (and I think it was in the movie) Ender's Game - as part of training, there are zero G fighting arenas where each team enters from opposite sides and had to get to the other. Since direction without gravity was completely relative, one commander encouraged his team to think of the opposing gate as 'downwards' to encourage different strategies.

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    Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    Huh. As someone who's managed to avoid reading any books in that series (for various reasons, most involving the author's infamous goosery), I always assumed that phrase meant that the enemy gate had been breached, and that victory was now at hand/possible.

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    EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    edited October 2016
    Nope.

    In more general terms, it becomes a way of telling the people under his command to shut out other distractions and preconceptions, and focus on what, at a base level, is needed to achieve victory.

    Man, I liked that book. Shame that the author is someone that I don't want to give any more money.

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    Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    Enlong wrote: »
    Nope.

    In more general terms, it becomes a way of telling the people under his command to shut out other distractions and preconceptions, and focus on what, at a base level, is needed to achieve victory.

    Man, I liked that book. Shame that the author is someone that I don't want to give any more money.
    It was also an in-joke among his toon (squad mates) (along with the phrase "Go Nova"). He learned that he could use his legs as shields to block incoming laser fire in the simulated zero-g space arena games. The easiest way to describe this to his teammates was to consider the enemy gate was "down" and that you are falling feet-first toward it.

    It gets ret-conned a bit in "Ender's Shadow" as Bean using the phrase (out of desperation, like "Fuck this") to jumpstart Ender's mind to consider the planet as the target rather than the overwhelming enemy forces.

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