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PATV : Reformat the Planet, Part 1

ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
edited August 2010 in Social Entropy++
http://www.penny-arcade.com/patv/reformat-the-planet/101/

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Reformat the Planet began with the intention of documenting the influence of video game culture on an increasingly diverse range of modern art. Originally titled Play, the project served as the genesis of 2 Player Productions in 2005. The fledgling crew set out conducting interviews with various artists, including several noted members of the game development community. After documenting several live chip music performances in New York City and being invited to film the first year of the now annual Blip Festival, it was clear that they stood before a rich cultural mine that few were tapping in any long-form projects. The decision to focus the film on the varied personalities of the NYC chip music scene was a quick and obvious one.

Alphamonkey Edit: Parts 2-7 are now posted, enjoy!

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  • BoomShakeBoomShake Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Oh man, I loved this documentary!

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    that fucking tetris piece i swear

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  • existexist Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    they look kinda ridiculous up there just dancing to the music and occasionally messing with their equipment

    it's like interpretive dance

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    This is important enough to spend months working on hey

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I saw this at PAX one year, forget if it was '08 or '09. Pretty good.

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I just don't get making a documentary about something so trivial. I mean why not do a documentary on something important like war or poverty or disease or politics or...well anything else?

    I'm sorry I'll leave now.

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  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2010
    exist wrote: »
    they look kinda ridiculous up there just dancing to the music and occasionally messing with their equipment

    it's like interpretive dance

    yeah, I don't know if I could deal with a chiptune concert

    it just seems too far removed from actual performance and live music to me

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    i actually hate chiptune music

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    While I love two player and the stuff they do, I'm not a huge fan of this subject matter. Chip Tune stuff just isn't to my tastes at all.

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  • [Michael][Michael] Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    wheeelp, not my sort of thing

    Or maybe the other series spoiled me for documentaries on the internets

    or both

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    rehosting old videos? awesome, i always wanted to watch this. and yes it takes PATV to finally make me get off my lazy butt and check it out

    edit- cool so far, but uh... 8 minutes? how long is this thing? it's not gonna be like 80minutes and having part 10 two months from now or something is it?

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  • AneurhythmiaAneurhythmia Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    trentsteel wrote: »
    I just don't get making a documentary about something so trivial. I mean why not do a documentary on something important like war or poverty or disease or politics or...well anything else?

    As trivial as it is, such fleeting cultural ephemera is as much a product of human society as politics, war, and poverty. There's almost certainly something said by all of our efforts on this gay space rock.

    Why else would there be a documentary about pet cemeteries?

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    trentsteel wrote: »
    I just don't get making a documentary about something so trivial. I mean why not do a documentary on something important like war or poverty or disease or politics or...well anything else?

    I'm sorry I'll leave now.

    you're implying that documentaries about war, poverty, disease, or politics don't get made? what?

    also we're talking an artistic medium, you're basically saying the equivalent of "well picasso was a pretty good painter but he should've been painting still lifes or something"

    i mean you can complain about the content all you want but to state that it has no value intrinsically because of its subject matter is pretty fuckin' insulting

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  • alternatingAberrationalternatingAberration I am the milk man My milk is deliciousRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Well, I liked it.

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Rent wrote: »
    trentsteel wrote: »
    I just don't get making a documentary about something so trivial. I mean why not do a documentary on something important like war or poverty or disease or politics or...well anything else?

    I'm sorry I'll leave now.

    you're implying that documentaries about war, poverty, disease, or politics don't get made? what?

    also we're talking an artistic medium, you're basically saying the equivalent of "well picasso was a pretty good painter but he should've been painting still lifes or something"

    i mean you can complain about the content all you want but to state that it has no value intrinsically because of its subject matter is pretty fuckin' insulting

    documentary about chip music? what next? a documentary on people shitting out jpegs?

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  • ackack Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    ack on
  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Rent wrote: »
    trentsteel wrote: »
    I just don't get making a documentary about something so trivial. I mean why not do a documentary on something important like war or poverty or disease or politics or...well anything else?

    I'm sorry I'll leave now.

    you're implying that documentaries about war, poverty, disease, or politics don't get made? what?

    also we're talking an artistic medium, you're basically saying the equivalent of "well picasso was a pretty good painter but he should've been painting still lifes or something"

    i mean you can complain about the content all you want but to state that it has no value intrinsically because of its subject matter is pretty fuckin' insulting

    I didn't say no value I said less value

    way less value.

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    That being said, I enjoy their Penny Arcade behind the scenes stuff very much.

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Raneados wrote: »
    i actually hate chiptune music

    It's the domain of huge nerds so this is ok.

    You're a petite nerd.

    Womanly.

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    trentsteel wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    trentsteel wrote: »
    I just don't get making a documentary about something so trivial. I mean why not do a documentary on something important like war or poverty or disease or politics or...well anything else?

    I'm sorry I'll leave now.

    you're implying that documentaries about war, poverty, disease, or politics don't get made? what?

    also we're talking an artistic medium, you're basically saying the equivalent of "well picasso was a pretty good painter but he should've been painting still lifes or something"

    i mean you can complain about the content all you want but to state that it has no value intrinsically because of its subject matter is pretty fuckin' insulting

    I didn't say no value I said less value

    way less value.

    No not really at all. Documentaries aren't required to all be hard investigative looks at why injustice x exists. The point is to document, and actually to capture stuff that is this niche and unheard of by a majority of society is a good thing.

    It's a pretty silly standard to set.

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    And let's face it Trent, it's a little bit silly to hear that coming from you.

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  • SegSeg Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I liked this, I felt it ended rather abruptly, so abruptly that I thought something had cut off and it had ended before it was over so I ended up watching the last 10 seconds a second time.

    I look forward to seeing more of this.

    Is this documentary why Robert contacted 2pp about filming PATV?

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  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I just don't get live bit music concerts at all. It comes across as sort of a mockery of actual live performance - there isn't any reason bit music can't be recorded with 100% accuracy and replayed anywhere you want. Also, I wish they would graduate to SNES-era sounds.

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  • ZuelZuel Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    That was interesting I guess. But bored now. Back to behind the scenes at PA.

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Zek wrote: »
    I just don't get live bit music concerts at all. It comes across as sort of a mockery of actual live performance - there isn't any reason bit music can't be recorded with 100% accuracy and replayed anywhere you want. Also, I wish they would graduate to SNES-era sounds.

    You can watch a movie in your home, yet people still go to theaters. Presentation is a big deal.

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  • IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    documentary about chip music? what next? a documentary on people shitting out jpegs?

    :)

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  • Robert KhooRobert Khoo Registered User, ClubPA staff
    edited August 2010
    Hey guys - sorry for the confusion. The whole movie should have been released today. We're working on it!!!

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  • 2 Marcus 2 Ravens2 Marcus 2 Ravens Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Zek wrote: »
    I just don't get live bit music concerts at all. It comes across as sort of a mockery of actual live performance - there isn't any reason bit music can't be recorded with 100% accuracy and replayed anywhere you want. Also, I wish they would graduate to SNES-era sounds.

    Concerts are often as much about sharing the experience with those around you as it is about actually seeing the musician perform. People go to dances and raves where there's often no musician at all.

    From the musician's standpoint, having that audience interaction is what playing live is all about. While I would never consider playing this kind of music personally, I can't begrudge a musician one of those more satisfying aspects of being one.

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  • BoomShakeBoomShake Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    First off, not all chiptune bands are a guy with a gameboy. There are many that incorporate traditional instruments, like Anamanaguchi playing real guitars and drums along with the SNES. It's a wide enough genre that you can probably find something enjoyable, at least live.

    Furthermore, like has been said, Live is something special, as it is for any band. On the audience side, it's about enjoying music with a bunch of other people who enjoy it in an environment suited to rocking the hell out. On the musician side, it's about playing with order and tempo and beats and so forth on the fly, responding to the crowd's response, experimenting. Whether it's entertaining is entirely musician based. There are some 'proper' bands that are boring and terrible to see live; it's not limited to chiptune.

    And to say that because it could be recorded pitch-perfect in any way means it shouldn't be done live is a real silly goosey thing to say.

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  • WindfayirWindfayir Registered User
    edited August 2010
    A documentary? Pff, the morning news tells me all I need to know about these chip kids playing their video james up on the stages

    they were mixed in a dj

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I like 2PP

    and I kind of like chiptunes

    but I'm not all that interested in why and how they get made

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    bitch shitter

    that is awesome.

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Parts 2-7 are now posted!

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  • FugaFuga Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    haha that guy looks ridiculous

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I hope this means while not in charge of PA the series anymore, 2PP will still have a presence on PATV.

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    well this is what they did before patv. who knows how their future stuff might relate. at least this gives a sign of no ill will between pa and 2pp, if any silly geese had that notion in the first place.

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  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    exist wrote: »
    they look kinda ridiculous up there just dancing to the music and occasionally messing with their equipment

    it's like interpretive dance

    yeah I feel incredibly uncomfortable watching that emo hair guy doing the hitler grab to 8 bit mood music

    also there's like three girls in the whole place

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  • CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Yes, they do look very silly. I thought DJs were supposed to be cool and calm.

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  • bawkbawkboo1bawkbawkboo1 Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    MMMM! Wireless for All! On MetroPCS! Insert more vaguely race-based stereotype speak here!

    Seriously, when are you guys going to get more than one PATV ad?

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I never see that ad

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