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  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    ... but then I think back to the mashed up DeLorean and feel like the characters were probably proud of creating that art asset.

  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    discrider wrote: »
    Bucketman wrote: »
    So I get that these people are only engrossed in the 80s stiff in the book because of the treasure hunt but paging through the book again, when you get these scenes where people are trying to outdo each other with their knowledge and how good at Atari they are I want to scream, like has there been nothing of substance created in this world? Because we never hear about it. These kids should go write a poem or paint a picture or something every once in awhile.

    That's... not at all what the author was intent on exploring, though? There's plenty of text that exists for RPO worthy of all the scorn, ire and judgment it has been getting.

    That's like asking why no one in Jurassic Park talks about The Lourve.

    Hey! At least in Sword Art Online the female lead learns how to cook between episodes 1 and 2 because the male lead showed her that in-game butter is delicious.

    I have never seen Sword Art Online. But I have seen Sword Art Online Abridged and I'm positive it handles both the story and the characters better than the original ever did.

  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Madican wrote: »
    discrider wrote: »
    Bucketman wrote: »
    So I get that these people are only engrossed in the 80s stiff in the book because of the treasure hunt but paging through the book again, when you get these scenes where people are trying to outdo each other with their knowledge and how good at Atari they are I want to scream, like has there been nothing of substance created in this world? Because we never hear about it. These kids should go write a poem or paint a picture or something every once in awhile.

    That's... not at all what the author was intent on exploring, though? There's plenty of text that exists for RPO worthy of all the scorn, ire and judgment it has been getting.

    That's like asking why no one in Jurassic Park talks about The Lourve.

    Hey! At least in Sword Art Online the female lead learns how to cook between episodes 1 and 2 because the male lead showed her that in-game butter is delicious.

    I have never seen Sword Art Online. But I have seen Sword Art Online Abridged and I'm positive it handles both the story and the characters better than the original ever did.

    Probably.
    I would not recommend watching the second season of Sword Art Online in any case.

  • EmperorSethEmperorSeth Registered User regular
    Couscous wrote: »
    I would say it would be more like if everyone in the Jurassic Park setting was obsessed with dinosaurs, basically their entire world ended up revolving around dinosaurs somehow, etc. but all that would make sense because who doesn't love dinosaurs?

    Isn't that just the Pokémon world?

    You know what? Nanowrimo's cancelled on account of the world is stupid.
  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Couscous wrote: »
    I would say it would be more like if everyone in the Jurassic Park setting was obsessed with dinosaurs, basically their entire world ended up revolving around dinosaurs somehow, etc. but all that would make sense because who doesn't love dinosaurs?

    Isn't that just the Pokémon world?

    The Pokemon aren't liable to try and kill all humans if they ever escape.

  • MatevMatev Cero Miedo Registered User regular
    Madican wrote: »
    Couscous wrote: »
    I would say it would be more like if everyone in the Jurassic Park setting was obsessed with dinosaurs, basically their entire world ended up revolving around dinosaurs somehow, etc. but all that would make sense because who doesn't love dinosaurs?

    Isn't that just the Pokémon world?

    The Pokemon aren't liable to try and kill all humans if they ever escape.

    Well, that all depends on how you train them.

    "Go down, kick ass, and set yourselves up as gods, that's our Prime Directive!"
    Hail Hydra
  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Couscous wrote: »
    I would say it would be more like if everyone in the Jurassic Park setting was obsessed with dinosaurs, basically their entire world ended up revolving around dinosaurs somehow, etc. but all that would make sense because who doesn't love dinosaurs?

    Isn't that just the Pokémon world?

    It's Dinotopia, which is a great book/books/movie.

  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited March 2018
    Madican wrote: »
    Couscous wrote: »
    I would say it would be more like if everyone in the Jurassic Park setting was obsessed with dinosaurs, basically their entire world ended up revolving around dinosaurs somehow, etc. but all that would make sense because who doesn't love dinosaurs?

    Isn't that just the Pokémon world?

    The Pokemon aren't liable to try and kill all humans if they ever escape.

    . Are you sure? Why are there pokeballs in the first place?

    Fencingsax on
  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    Madican wrote: »
    Couscous wrote: »
    I would say it would be more like if everyone in the Jurassic Park setting was obsessed with dinosaurs, basically their entire world ended up revolving around dinosaurs somehow, etc. but all that would make sense because who doesn't love dinosaurs?

    Isn't that just the Pokémon world?

    The Pokemon aren't liable to try and kill all humans if they ever escape.

    . Are you sure? Why are there pokeballs in the first place?

    To enslave them.

    I remember Gold and Silver basically stating through old text that long ago before Pokebals humans and Pokemon married each other. And probably definitely fucked.

  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited March 2018
    wirehead26 wrote: »
    https://youtube.com/watch?v=_JbpTEtGTz8

    This review is likely to annoy someone who hated the film just so you know
    Yeah, but Mark Kermode is great, so nuts to those people.

    Penguin Incarnate on
  • Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    my nemesis, mark kermode

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  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    discrider wrote: »
    Bucketman wrote: »
    So I get that these people are only engrossed in the 80s stiff in the book because of the treasure hunt but paging through the book again, when you get these scenes where people are trying to outdo each other with their knowledge and how good at Atari they are I want to scream, like has there been nothing of substance created in this world? Because we never hear about it. These kids should go write a poem or paint a picture or something every once in awhile.

    That's... not at all what the author was intent on exploring, though? There's plenty of text that exists for RPO worthy of all the scorn, ire and judgment it has been getting.

    That's like asking why no one in Jurassic Park talks about The Lourve.

    Hey! At least in Sword Art Online the female lead learns how to cook between episodes 1 and 2 because the male lead showed her that in-game butter is delicious.

    Yeah this is the sort of thing I'm talking about, none of the characters every really do anything outside of school and study this dudes life constantly.

    I dunno in a world where people have this giant virtual world it would have been nice to see people doing something slightly different.

  • shoeboxjeddyshoeboxjeddy Registered User regular
    Bucketman wrote: »
    discrider wrote: »
    Bucketman wrote: »
    So I get that these people are only engrossed in the 80s stiff in the book because of the treasure hunt but paging through the book again, when you get these scenes where people are trying to outdo each other with their knowledge and how good at Atari they are I want to scream, like has there been nothing of substance created in this world? Because we never hear about it. These kids should go write a poem or paint a picture or something every once in awhile.

    That's... not at all what the author was intent on exploring, though? There's plenty of text that exists for RPO worthy of all the scorn, ire and judgment it has been getting.

    That's like asking why no one in Jurassic Park talks about The Lourve.

    Hey! At least in Sword Art Online the female lead learns how to cook between episodes 1 and 2 because the male lead showed her that in-game butter is delicious.

    Yeah this is the sort of thing I'm talking about, none of the characters every really do anything outside of school and study this dudes life constantly.

    I dunno in a world where people have this giant virtual world it would have been nice to see people doing something slightly different.

    Is playing in the Oasis something else? Aech is a pro gamer and Artemis has a popular vlog as the story gets started.

  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    I dunno, for me I could use an entire novel just checking out cool stuff in the Oasis

  • UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Couscous wrote: »
    I really like this take on Halliday:
    http://www.zam.com/article/1721/ready-player-one-review
    When you get to the bottom of it, Ready Player One is not about nostalgia on any level. It is about an entire world forced to deal with the most toxic high school ‘nice guy’ you can imagine. Halliday’s preferences become the key to understanding where he may have hidden his secrets, and everyone wants to uncover those secrets because they have nothing in their own lives worth pursuing. Everyone in the Oasis knows and listens to only the songs that would have been on his sophomore year mixtape he made for a girl he couldn’t talk to. At one point, characters quiz each other (I PROMISE I’M NOT MAKING THIS UP) about what Halliday’s preferences were for a multiplayer Goldeneye 007 game.

    It’s “Snipers Only” and I don’t remember the level but I do remember that Halliday preferred to play as Oddjob and…. Look, I’m sorry to do this. The Jesus Christ of the next frontier of human existence, the God of video games, picked the biggest cop-out cheat character in Goldeneye 007 and we are supposed to worship at that shrine? Kill me. Actually kill me.
    Tube wrote: »
    Screenlooking is part of the game. Oddjob is a vile aberration, a deliberate test of ethics that will be used during the revolution to weed out those genetically prone to betrayal and malice.

  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    snipers only on the n64 is like punching yourself in the face over and over.

    mines only, now we're talking.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Knight_ wrote: »
    snipers only on the n64 is like punching yourself in the face over and over.

    mines only, now we're talking.

    Prox mines.

    That's the ticket.

    Then it doesn't matter how tall you are.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    Throw em on a ammo box then pick it up. Invisible mines.

    Not cheating!

    PSN: NoGreatName Steam:SirToons Twitch: SirToons
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  • YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    for the record they say Slappers Only in the movie

  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    My friends learned to never leave me alone for longer than a minute or two otherwise I'd mine every single doorway in the Facility.

  • JoolanderJoolander Registered User regular
    https://youtu.be/zglevXKpJGY

    ...

    I’m ... helping?

  • MatevMatev Cero Miedo Registered User regular
    Grenade Launchers is the way, the truth, and the light, you heathens. Prox Mines are a distant 2nd.

    "Go down, kick ass, and set yourselves up as gods, that's our Prime Directive!"
    Hail Hydra
  • Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    Joolander wrote: »
    https://youtu.be/zglevXKpJGY

    ...

    I’m ... helping?

    Nah, I'm good

  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    Power Weapons or nothing.

    Golden Gun if you're feeling naughty.

  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    discrider wrote: »
    Madican wrote: »
    discrider wrote: »
    Bucketman wrote: »
    So I get that these people are only engrossed in the 80s stiff in the book because of the treasure hunt but paging through the book again, when you get these scenes where people are trying to outdo each other with their knowledge and how good at Atari they are I want to scream, like has there been nothing of substance created in this world? Because we never hear about it. These kids should go write a poem or paint a picture or something every once in awhile.

    That's... not at all what the author was intent on exploring, though? There's plenty of text that exists for RPO worthy of all the scorn, ire and judgment it has been getting.

    That's like asking why no one in Jurassic Park talks about The Lourve.

    Hey! At least in Sword Art Online the female lead learns how to cook between episodes 1 and 2 because the male lead showed her that in-game butter is delicious.

    I have never seen Sword Art Online. But I have seen Sword Art Online Abridged and I'm positive it handles both the story and the characters better than the original ever did.

    Probably.
    I would not recommend watching the second season of Sword Art Online in any case.

    I would not recommend watching any of Sword Art Online in any case.

  • Casually HardcoreCasually Hardcore Once an Asshole. Trying to be better. Registered User regular
    Watched the movie. It was fun. Nothing great and nothing to get angry about. The book did some things better while the movie did other things better. Though Samantha and Wade relationship happened so fast that it was cringey. They know each other for 25 minutes and they're confessing their love.

  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    Watched the movie. It was fun. Nothing great and nothing to get angry about. The book did some things better while the movie did other things better. Though Samantha and Wade relationship happened so fast that it was cringey. They know each other for 25 minutes and they're confessing their love.

    not gonna lie that sounds better than the creepy shit Wade gets up to in the book

  • Fartacus_the_MightyFartacus_the_Mighty Brought to you by the letter A.Registered User regular
    Watched the movie. It was fun. Nothing great and nothing to get angry about. The book did some things better while the movie did other things better. Though Samantha and Wade relationship happened so fast that it was cringey. They know each other for 25 minutes and they're confessing their love.

    I also saw this today, and agree with the relationship thing, but I was too busy trying to spot all the stuff in just about every single scene to really notice it in the moment.

    Things like (no plot spoilers):
    "hey that looks like Starcraft terran power arm... oh shit it's raynor"
    "is that joust... or dudes riding on chocobos?"
    "was that a battletoad!?"
    "they seem to be holding on this shot of enormous furry breasts for an awfully long time"
    "the bad guy grunts all have LOL on their heads"
    "that is probably definitely harley quinn"
    "tee hee, 'no mature avatars' he says"

    I went into the film with no knowledge of the book, and had fun. Then again, I'm a sucker for seeing videogame characters on the big screen. I probably won't see it again in a theater, but I might have to grab a digital copy when those are available, just so I can slow the thing down and pick out the details better.

  • shoeboxjeddyshoeboxjeddy Registered User regular
    Anzekay wrote: »
    Watched the movie. It was fun. Nothing great and nothing to get angry about. The book did some things better while the movie did other things better. Though Samantha and Wade relationship happened so fast that it was cringey. They know each other for 25 minutes and they're confessing their love.

    not gonna lie that sounds better than the creepy shit Wade gets up to in the book

    Meh. Wade does indeed act badly after the breakup in the book, but in the movie, that reference was to them getting together. And in the book, they get together like normal people do. By messaging each other over a long period of time, late night conversations, sharing interests, and hanging out.

  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    no wreck-it ralph no sale

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  • DrascinDrascin Registered User regular
    edited March 2018
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    Madican wrote: »
    Couscous wrote: »
    I would say it would be more like if everyone in the Jurassic Park setting was obsessed with dinosaurs, basically their entire world ended up revolving around dinosaurs somehow, etc. but all that would make sense because who doesn't love dinosaurs?

    Isn't that just the Pokémon world?

    The Pokemon aren't liable to try and kill all humans if they ever escape.

    . Are you sure? Why are there pokeballs in the first place?

    Pretty sure. A very important thing in Pokemon is the basic goodness in most people and pokemon. Yes, this is a world with giant four foot wasps with supersharp drills for hands - but there's nothing that the four foot wasp with supersharp drills for hands wants more than friends and some friendly karate matches and handmade baked goods made with love.

    Drascin on
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  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Drascin wrote: »
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    Madican wrote: »
    Couscous wrote: »
    I would say it would be more like if everyone in the Jurassic Park setting was obsessed with dinosaurs, basically their entire world ended up revolving around dinosaurs somehow, etc. but all that would make sense because who doesn't love dinosaurs?

    Isn't that just the Pokémon world?

    The Pokemon aren't liable to try and kill all humans if they ever escape.

    . Are you sure? Why are there pokeballs in the first place?

    Pretty sure. A very important thing in Pokemon is the basic goodness in most people and pokemon. Yes, this is a world with giant four foot wasps with supersharp drills for hands - but there's nothing that the four foot wasp with supersharp drills for hands wants more than friends and some friendly karate matches and handmade baked goods made with love.

    And Mewtwo wanting to wipe out all humans.

  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    Anzekay wrote: »
    Watched the movie. It was fun. Nothing great and nothing to get angry about. The book did some things better while the movie did other things better. Though Samantha and Wade relationship happened so fast that it was cringey. They know each other for 25 minutes and they're confessing their love.

    not gonna lie that sounds better than the creepy shit Wade gets up to in the book

    Meh. Wade does indeed act badly after the breakup in the book, but in the movie, that reference was to them getting together. And in the book, they get together like normal people do. By messaging each other over a long period of time, late night conversations, sharing interests, and hanging out.

    the breakup stuff was just so bad that it spoiled the entire relationship for me, even the good parts

  • WearingglassesWearingglasses Of the friendly neighborhood variety Registered User regular
    I felt that the movie basically Disneyfied the book.

  • KupiKupi Registered User regular
    It's not Goldeneye, but in Perfect Dark what a friend and I would do is is play "Laser Tag"-- invincibility on, proximity mines attached to every player's front and back, lasers only. If you explode, you have to go back to the NPC with the mines and wire yourself back up.

    My favorite musical instrument is the air-raid siren.
  • Casually HardcoreCasually Hardcore Once an Asshole. Trying to be better. Registered User regular
    Anzekay wrote: »
    Anzekay wrote: »
    Watched the movie. It was fun. Nothing great and nothing to get angry about. The book did some things better while the movie did other things better. Though Samantha and Wade relationship happened so fast that it was cringey. They know each other for 25 minutes and they're confessing their love.

    not gonna lie that sounds better than the creepy shit Wade gets up to in the book

    Meh. Wade does indeed act badly after the breakup in the book, but in the movie, that reference was to them getting together. And in the book, they get together like normal people do. By messaging each other over a long period of time, late night conversations, sharing interests, and hanging out.

    the breakup stuff was just so bad that it spoiled the entire relationship for me, even the good parts

    The movie is how straight games males think relationships happen.

  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    Anzekay wrote: »
    Anzekay wrote: »
    Watched the movie. It was fun. Nothing great and nothing to get angry about. The book did some things better while the movie did other things better. Though Samantha and Wade relationship happened so fast that it was cringey. They know each other for 25 minutes and they're confessing their love.

    not gonna lie that sounds better than the creepy shit Wade gets up to in the book

    Meh. Wade does indeed act badly after the breakup in the book, but in the movie, that reference was to them getting together. And in the book, they get together like normal people do. By messaging each other over a long period of time, late night conversations, sharing interests, and hanging out.

    the breakup stuff was just so bad that it spoiled the entire relationship for me, even the good parts

    The movie is how straight games males think relationships happen.

    yeah real relationships happen because you like the same childhood video game as another guy you're talking to on twitter

    or, well, that's my experience

  • Casually HardcoreCasually Hardcore Once an Asshole. Trying to be better. Registered User regular
    Anzekay wrote: »
    Anzekay wrote: »
    Anzekay wrote: »
    Watched the movie. It was fun. Nothing great and nothing to get angry about. The book did some things better while the movie did other things better. Though Samantha and Wade relationship happened so fast that it was cringey. They know each other for 25 minutes and they're confessing their love.

    not gonna lie that sounds better than the creepy shit Wade gets up to in the book

    Meh. Wade does indeed act badly after the breakup in the book, but in the movie, that reference was to them getting together. And in the book, they get together like normal people do. By messaging each other over a long period of time, late night conversations, sharing interests, and hanging out.

    the breakup stuff was just so bad that it spoiled the entire relationship for me, even the good parts

    The movie is how straight games males think relationships happen.

    yeah real relationships happen because you like the same childhood video game as another guy you're talking to on twitter

    or, well, that's my experience

    Nah, nowadays you just swipe right on every profile and have the same generic profile ('I like hiking, animals, and trying new things').

  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    Oh nobody likes hiking, or animals, or new things

    Broke as fuck in the style of the times. Gratitude is all that can return on your generosity.

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