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TIFU by submitting a grad school assignment.

2020.06.04 00:04 AmnesiaLab TIFU by submitting a grad school assignment.

As a travel nurse and frontline COVID-19 responder who is also taking a full time courseload in a graduate nurse practitioner program, my schedule is hectic. I have trouble finding the time to take care of everything that needs to get done, and finding time to relax and decompress (especially 1500 miles away from home while everything is closed) is tricky. Luckily, my professors have been very understanding.
Last week, I was stuck working 48 hours from in a four day weekend stretch leading up to the due dates of my assignments. I discussed the situation with my Advanced Pharmacology teacher and she gave me an extension through Tuesday so I would have time to study appropriately.
Well, there were two assignments in that class. One was an exam, and one was a simulation lab. Basically, you type questions and responses to a virtual patient and you have to diagnose them and order the right medications and teach them about those medications and so on. It's fairly simple, as it will basically give you hints on things you should cover, and you can do the simulation multiple times to fix things you missed and the teacher can only see it once you are happy with an attempt and turn it in.
Well, I did it once well ahead of the deadline and missed a couple things that it wanted me to do. In the process, I realized that once I got to the patient education section, I could literally say anything I wanted and they would respond as if I had taught them about whatever teaching point I had chosen. The words didn't matter. So when I went back in for the second pass, I was saying all manner of ridiculous things ranging from random jokes to ancient Penny Arcade references to song lyrics, and the sim patient responded like I gave appropriate teaching. I still missed one of the things I was trying to fix, but it rated my overall score as 100%. I was still intending to do it one more time to fix that last thing in case it mattered, but I took a break to decompress and figured I'd do it later.
I was doing some work for another class and realized I was running short on time. I knew I had that exam coming up, and I was about to start my four-day stretch at work (with 12+ hour shifts, so there's really no time for anything else). I decided that since the simulation said I had 100%, I would just submit it to get it out of the way. I had completely forgotten about what I had done in the education section.
All went well. I got my studying in and aced my exam. And then the professor reviewed the simulation assignments, and I got some email about "offensive and inappropriate comments" made in the education section. She suggested I review transcripts before turning things in. So, here are transcript excerpts from my nonsense patient education:
"Shake well before using. Shake it like a polaroid picture."
"To treat the sore throat, you should stand on your head and gargle peanut butter."
"Ducks don't have any thumbs."
"You should try brushing her teeth with a sandblaster."
"If she has a fever, try setting her on fire."
"Don't let her get her filthy little hands on it."
"If your child is choking, you should supervise her so that she chokes correctly. Oh, wait. I mean you should supervise her to make sure she DOESN'T choke."
"Take all of the medicine, or the bug could come back stronger than before. It could go from Alien to Aliens, if you know what I'm saying. We'll have to call in Michael Biehn and his space marines and everything."
"In the writings of the druids lies a recipe for druid fluid. Sounds like a most refreshing drink to me."
"I know what you mean, man. Children are the worst!"
So, yeah. That's what I submitted for an assignment in graduate school. No idea what effect that's going to have on my grade yet, but the professor, who had been very helpful and understanding with me to this point, sounded supremely displeased. We'll see how it goes when grades are posted.
tl;dr: Messed with a glitch and made jokes to amuse myself during a practice run on a simulation assignment. Forgot about it and submitted the assignment for grading, receiving a stern email from my professor in response.
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2020.04.14 19:25 netneutrality101 My ranking of the Terminator films + the tv show

Ok just one little thing to get out of the way I pretty much hate both Dark Fate and Genesys but it's perfectly fine if you enjoyed them, the great thing about movies is they are subjective and that no matter which movie or timeline you choose to follow we're all still fans of the same franchise, with that out of the way let's begin. also side note let's leave politics out of it shall we.
#1. The Terminator - I know most people put T2 at the top but for me its the original, I love the fact it's pretty much a tech noir sci fi horror flick with some action bits thrown in for good measure, the soundtrack literally embodies the tone and premise of the film with it being a movie about a killer robot from the future, the story unlike everything that came after keeps itself simple and emotionally raw, the acting also feels the most real out of the series, the only flaws I can see in the film are a few outdated special effects like the dummy head in the bathroom scene, I love this film with all my heart.
#2. T2 - I don't think many will disagree when I say T2 is pretty much a masterpiece in filmmaking, this film pretty much takes the plot of the original, adds a new subplot about stopping judgment day and flips everything on it's head, I may prefer Arnold as the evil Terminator but he still knocks it outta the park as the hero, Robert Patrick is also one intimidating mf without having to be built like a brick house, Linda is badass and well written, and Edward also does a great job of showing hints of the man John is destined to become, the action is also way bigger but thankfully it still feels grounded unlike some of the later films, the story is also amazing but unlike the first it's not as simple, all in all T2 is a hell of a movie.
#3. Salvation - ok ok hear me out, this film definitely has it's problems but it also has a lot going for it as well, let's start off with the negatives, through most of the film the machines like to throw John around like he's a rag doll and because of this you never really feel like he's in actual danger of dying, the film also conflicts with the first three films a little bit in that most of it takes place during the day, the daytime scenes also from a visual standpoint look boring as hell, I'm not a fan of Bale's choice of voice for John either, the ending also feels pretty rushed, on to the positives, the sound design is simply amazing, this film probably has the second best special effects out of the whole franchise, when the machines aren't throwing people around the action is actually pretty damn good, the casting was for the most part great, Anton Yelchin looks, sounds, and acts just like a teenage Michael Biehn, and despite his voice I thought Bale did good as John, this film does a great job of showing how John became the leader and inspired others, I'm also glad Jonathan Nolan when he was doing rewrites remembered one fundamental element of John's character from T2, his humanity and unwillingness to sacrifice human life, and it's shown perfectly when he disobeys command's orders to help bomb Skynet and instead tries to inspire others to follow him and give him time not only to save his father but also all those prisoners as well, this John is also very proactive, he's the one who saves Kyle and the prisoners, he's the one who blows up Skynet central and halts production on the T-800s, and with the help of Marcus stops the prototype T-800, Salvation despite it's flaws is still pretty good in my opinion.
#4. the tv show - pros - the acting from the main characters are great, the character development and character building are great, good action and practical effects, a lot of interesting ideas like John Henry and rouge Terminators developing freewill, and last but not least Cameron is just an interesting and well thought out character, cons - ends on a cliffhanger, the cgi was mostly terrible, too many filler episodes in the second season, a ton of continuity errors with ages and dates, the timeline in the second season becomes needlessly convoluted and impossible to follow, I like this show a lot but for me it's kind of a mixed bag.
#5. T3 - the best way to describe this film is it's T2 but watered down, besides Arnold and Loken the casting was just kinda ok ish, the constant jokes and gags get on my nerves quite a bit, the dialogue is the 3rd worse in the series only with T5 and T6 beating it out, the CRS fight scene between the T-850 and TX has literally no weight and instead feels like a videogame, John is basically a wimp and idiot for most of the film, and the film just like Dark Fate and Genesys pretty much rehashes what came before, the positives - the film despite mostly being a rehash at least helps to lead into the direction most of us wanted aka the future war, and even though it makes the subplot about trying to stop judgment day from T2 moot it still respects and preserves the plot of the original film and main plot of the 2nd film which were about protecting John's existence, when he's not cracking jokes Arnold is great as the Terminator, thankfully the film uses a lot of practical effects and they look good, and yes the crane scene and crystal peak fight were fricking awesome, TX also does an ok job at being intimidating for most of the film, and the ending felt satisfying, so for me T3 is just ok.
#6. Dark Fate - where do I begin, ok I'll start with the few positives there are, besides Natalia Reyes the casting was pretty good, the scene with Sarah where she talks about forgetting John's face was very emotional, the de-aging cgi was good, Mackenzie Davis did a good job acting wise, Dani's brother was actually smart and likable and in my opinion should have survived, and the action was kinda entertaining, on to the negatives, the film just like T3 and Genesys rehashes what came before and offers nothing new, makes the entirety of T1 and T2 completely pointless since not only does John die but judgment day still happens, the script feels unfinished and poorly written, besides the opening scene the cgi for the rest of the film is horrible, a lot of the acting feels phoned in from most of the cast, Gabriel Luna was an amazing casting choice and could have done a great job as the Rev 9 but was let down by a terrible script and direction, honesty I just feel disappointed about this film, I feel like with the talent this film had it could have been great but oh well.
#7. Genesys - a lot of the negatives I said about T3 and Dark Fate also apply to this, this film was terrible on so many levels, the action feels like something out of a fast and furious film, the script for the film doesn't make a lick of sense, besides Arnold the rest of the acting is terrible, the cgi sucks and feels unfinished, Jai Courtney and Emilia Clarke clearly don't care one bit, it makes the entirety of T1 and T2 completely pointless, rehashes what came before, uses nostalgia to promote itself but offers nothing else, literally everything that happens with John, - the few positives, Arnold is entertaining and likable as Pops, the film has an energetic and fun feel to it, I hate this film with a fricking passion.

Anyway those are my thoughts on the franchise, what are your thoughts, do you agree or disagree with me about my ranking, what are your ranking of the franchise?
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2019.11.14 23:15 HombeDeFlorida If they make a sequel to Dark Fate, they should have a scene where Sarah encounters a young Kyle Reese

He was born in the early 2000s (the exact date varies depending on the continuity), but the point is he'd probably be a college student around the time Dark Fate is set. They could bring back Michael Biehn, digitally de-age him like they did with Schwarzenegger, Hamilton and Furlong. I would love to see how Sarah reacts to seeing him again after nearly 40 years, younger now than the Kyle she knew. He'd be taller than she remembers because he didn't grow up as a malnourished guerrilla living under a rock. Dark Fate 2 (whatever dumb subtitle they give it) would probably be a soft reboot of T2, with Sarah and Dani trying to destroy Legion; Sarah might try to warn this version of Kyle to stay away from major cities in case they're not able to stop Judgement Day
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2019.05.28 07:41 arnie-84 Don't blame Salvation 100% on McG.

We all know how much McG claimed to be a huge Terminator fan at the time of salvation and well frankly Salvation didn't quite deliver. He has later come out and spoken out about how disappointed he was with the film that we saw. Both him and Christian Bale have both stated that the movie had an amazing script before they started shooting.
But I'm not sure what script their talking about. I've read the original T4 script from 2005 written by T3's writers it was pretty good . But we all know from back during THETERMINATORFILES website days how John Brancato and Michael Ferris Threw everyone under the bus for T3 And 4 (Arnold , Johnathan Mostow , mcg , the producers, etc) they even said they weren't terminator fans.
Anyway, I don't think any 1 person should take the blame for salvation, it was a shitty group effort. Personally I think The Halcyon Company deserves some blame (Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson) These guys acquired the rights in 2007 when C2 pictures (formerly Carolco) sold the rights. And they immediately greenlit a trillogy. These guys were already in the hole with the Hedge fund company that they borrowed the money from to start their company. And then after mcg signed on and they already had the May 2009 release date before they even finalized the script.
Some of the biggest mistakes that made salvation fail: 1- After they got Christian Bale they immediately started doing rewrites on the film to add in his John Connor subplot. And he kinda took over that production with Johnathan Nolan. 2- The writing. This movie was calling in writters left and right before filming until January of 2009 during post. There was no clear cut writing it was just a jumbled mess. 3- The Christian bale rant. The guys who leaked this caused the film damage before it even finished filming. So much bad press came out of this. 4- The leaked ending. I'm glad they changed it but nevertheless it still damaged the film. Bad press and people hearing about this made them not want to see the movie. 5- The marketing and No Schwarzenegger. Without Arnold this film was already taking a hit and the trailer spoilers didn't help. I gotta say this film probably had the best marketing campaign since T2 (Better than t3 , t5 and sofar t6) The posters ,trailers ,tv spots , Toys , video game ,the amazing arcade game, the new comics , and sponsorships, etc. 6- PG-13 . Even if McG was trying to originally make it rated R ,(from what i heard, they immediately started working on a soft-R or hard-pg13 once Bale was signed on. To try and get that Batman Money) This was a studio decision. Even though McG took all responsibility and blame during the films release about the rating ,final cut ,leaks ,etc . 7- The runtime . Halcyon mandated that the film had to be under 2 hours for more viewings that's why McG's "Director's cut " had barely any changes was because that was what was going to be in theatres. We all know that the original runtime was around 2:45 before the time restruction. That's why the film is paced so bad and we never get any character development . It's just action scene to action scene with good hints at character development.
I also heard from someone that McG was trying to get the film pushed back from may of 2009 to Either fall of 09 or spring of 2010 due to the clusterfuck they had on their hands . But Halcyon wouldn't allow it because they needed their box office money right then or the film may not come out if the Hedge fund company took the rights back.
I don't know if any of you know about all the cut footage from this movie . It was alot . The original third act plus scenes cut for time in act 1 and 2 ( and i have good reason to believe that the original dark ending WAS FILMED , even though they deny it so they don't look like they struggled to redo it when THEY DID. Those reshoots in January had then redoing things with the old sets and then those poor vfx guys had to work overtime to crank out the film by May.
It also didn't help that mcg was already talking T5 and apparently had this God awful idea of Connor going back in time and joining the military while skynet sends backs Armies of tanks , hunter killers , harvesters , etc. But then he brought on william wisher and he wanted to close the loop with T5 and T6. They were gonna bring back linda Hamilton(she faked her death in T3 , which sounds like something she would do) and maybe Arnold in a supporting role as a human. And show Michael Biehn being sent back. Wisher said he wanted to fix the problems caused by T3 and t4 with these sequels and to finally "close the loop"
Personally i would have preferred these close the loop sequels ( T5 : 2011 /2012 ,T6 :2014/2015/16) way more than Genyshit and Dark fate (based off the trailer) maybe they could have gotten Cameron involved as a producewritter on those instead of Dark Fate. But because genyshit was so bad they just decided to ignore all the shitty sequels.
Personally, I really like salvation, it was so close to being done , i would love to see a True director's cut with the original "Project Angel" plotline, r-rated , 2 hour 50 min or whatever movie we were supposed to see . Alot of this ,if not all was filmed. But the vfx in all might not be complete . It would be nice if we could get a 4k remastered director's cut with HdR (because half this film looks fucking black and white) with this stuff in it and maybe some vfx company can finish the vfx.
This film gets alot of unnecessary hate and i don't hear alot of good/fair criticisms for the film , just shit like : "Fucking batman barkin and shit" "Sam Worthington boring" "Arnold looked like shit" "Where's the lazer guns?" The film never said it was going to have lazer guns and for some reason people got disappointed when they didn't have them.
I know a just wrote a whole goddamn essay but i had to get this off my chest. Please tell me you guys' thoughts on Salvation. After that Dark Fate trailer and genyshit, I'm starting to like Salvation .
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2018.03.09 00:43 eidolon171 Metal Gear fanfiction, and general day-dreaming

https://imgur.com/tyqq1qD
 
I'm in-between projects right now, and just recently re-played the Big Boss games (Snake Eater, Peace Walker) and just generally messing around playing the Phantom Pain. My trade is electrical engineering, but I like doing creative writing projects, and drawing sketches. And I was recently doing some reading about the modern history of Latin America. I got inspired to start writing a fan-script for a new chapter of the franchise, something that implicitly exists within the same universe, but is extricated from the main Solid Snake/Big Boss storyline. So, I started writing and doing some artwork a couple days ago, and thought it might be fun to take the party over to reddit, and see if anyone else wanted to collaborate/participate on the project. I figure I'll just start putting up material as I come up with it, and others can add to it, or exchange ideas and/or artwork.
The working title of the project is "Metal Gear: Visions", and should be considered as an entry in something like an anthology of stories revolving around secondary characters (ala star wars standalone films). Try to imagine it as a fully-realized videogame, designed using an evolution of the "Fox engine". New game mechanics, minigames, or features may be conceived or suggested throughout. The basic background goes something like this...
The year is 1982, the country of Argentina, no longer ruled by the Peron family, is now being controlled by a tight-fisted military junta. Argentinian citizens identified as political Leftists have been mysteriously disappearing by the thousands since as far back as 1975. Rumors abound that the army is responsible for kidnapping dissidents, murdering many of them, stealing away their children and forcing them into re-education programs. Wealthy industrialist allies of Argentine political hopeful Raúl Ricardo Alfonsín, who would like to see the military regime gone, have engaged the Diamond Dogs to help bring about an end to this dirty war.
Sonny Navarro (Mean Coyote), was once a member of the Argentinian Monteneros (a Nationalist/Socialist guerilla cell) in a past life. Coyote was recruited by Big Boss during the Peace Walker incident, while the former was receiving special weapons training in Columbia. Coyote is now a loyal fighter for the infamous Diamond Dogs mercenary army headed by Big Boss.
With consideration toward the natural camouflage afforded by operating within his own home country, Coyote has been assigned the task of reconnaissance, and assessing the situation on the ground, before a formal strategy can be implemented. Coyote will be operating under the alias of Joe Martin, a novelist from the United States, on sabbatical to hunt and fish around the streams and mountains of the Rio Negro province. Coyote will be flown in to Asunción, Paraguay by Mother Base pilots. From there he will be ferried down the Rio Parana River to Buenos Aires on a tramp steamboat operated by parties loyal to Big Boss. Coyote has been supplied with a false passport and papers, an experimental mobile cellular device called the DynaTac 8000x, a Kaypro 2000 laptop, a backpack filled with the typical gear of a leisure camper and fisherman, a Winchester 9422 rifle, about 200 rounds of ammunition, and ten thousand American dollars. Once in Buenos Aires, Coyote will meet with his local contact, and start out from there on a long cross-country journey to the city of Bariloche where a clandestine meeting of the Argentinian generals is planned to take place.
 
***Update #1
 
Quick blurb…
 
There is more than meets the eye here, as even a seasoned veteran of military conflict will come to discover. Events are taking place in Argentina that the world has not even guessed at. Coyote will discover the presence of the United States CIA, guerilla death squads, a hidden colony of Nazi war criminals, secret nuclear tests being conducted in the Patagonian Desert, experimental powered exoskeleton armor that can turn ordinary men into walking tanks, and an insidious cult dedicated to the black magic and the key that unlocks the gateway to other dimensions.
 
Major plot points to consider…
 
Recurring themes are “visions”. Minor characters observe “prophetic visions” of things that have already happened or things that are about to happen. Major characters comment on their personal “visions for the future”; as the world they wish to bring about. The hero has “hallucinatory visions” that provide clarity, and instruction; progressing him forward by keeping his focus on the here and now and providing him with hidden details. Finally, the incorporation of “vision systems”, those electronic means which bestow machines with virtual perception, and a kind of environmental intelligence. This theme lends justification to the juxtaposition of the science-fiction component, and the emotional drama necessary to drive the action forward.
Real-life intrigue and subterfuge abounds in the modern history of Latin America. True stories about Argentina, and their neighbors could span for countless hours of riveting “codec-style” conversations. The United States and Great Britain were proven to have been key agitators in the destabilization of the Argentinian economy, and its government starting from at least as far back as the September Revolution of 1930, to the Roca–Runciman Treaty of 1933, and from the 1943 Argentine coup d'état, to the exile of Juan Peron, and beyond. As the Americans and the British squabble over their strategic machinations for the country, little thought is paid to the toll enacted upon its people. Conflict can arise from this near-limitless well, to offer either a cynical vision of Latin American experience, or an optimistic one. Certainly in this context there lies a solid message about international intervention. Or further, something on the nature of personal responsibility, and societal justice.
Working a tie-in for both a realistic health-point recovery system, as well as a reference toward a particular character from the Metal Gear series who has a knack for surviving fatal encounters. It is a known fact that several hundred Nazi war criminals, and their families lived in the Nahuel Huapi Lake community along the Chilean border of Argentina. I imagined that a pair of Nazi academics living in the hidden colony by the names of Hans Wirth, and Herman Schleif, who were both researchers in the “Ahnenerbe program”, Heinrich Himmler’s pet-project dedicated to the study of the occult. Together these two archeologist/pseudo-historians uncovered ancient alchemical knowledge that has roots in Chinese, Indian, and European mysticism. Their work focused on the search for immortality; the so-called elixir of life. After fleeing to Argentina in 1945, the two scholars found evidence that the ancient Incans had come close to developing a healing potion capable of fantastic miracles. In the year 1950 these two researchers were engaged by the Peronist government to help find a cure for the cervical cancer that had stricken first-lady Eva Peron. Wirth, and Schleif along with a team of Argentinian scientists were able to develop a peptide-colloid that causes humans to rapidly heal from wounds, even regenerating lost blood and tissue. The mixture is an artificial milk, made with a colloidal gold-amalgam, doped with human stem cells, and a rare enzyme found in the stomach of a local species of snake. The product could then be nicknamed “Serpiente Licuada” (Translation = Liquefied Snake), and it can be injected sub-dermally to trigger an ultra-fast recovery from even the most traumatic wounds. The compound transmutes subcutaneous fat-cells into useful tissue immediately upon absorption into the body, and clusters around any pained, or inflamed area of the body. Test-subjects who have used of this mixture have been observed to heal from fatal stab-wounds and gunshots in a matter of days, and sometimes even within hours. Mrs. Peron was treated with large doses of the drug, unfortunately, the mercurial component compromised her already weakened immune system, and she subsequently expired. The addition of elemental mercury to the mixture can cause vivid hallucinations; this could be a reference to a running theme of “visions”. The complexity of producing the necessary enzyme component of the drug makes this a very scarce material.
Argentina has a reputation for scientific achievement, particularly in the area known as Bariloche. There is a history of atomic research here dating back to 1966, and respectable number of patents filed by Argentinian scientists related to cybernetics. Another tie-in to the series could be powered exoskeleton armor. Building off of the previous plot point, it might have initially designed to aid patients after the administration of “Serpiente Licuada”, it could be that as many of those who went through the clinical trials did not heal muscle and bone properly. The powered exoskeleton armor was intended to help with long-term mobility issues experienced by those patients. Extrapolate from that: the Argentinian Army used another Nazi fugitive, Sigmund Rascher (a real historical figure responsible for monstrous human experimentation at Dachau), to repurpose this technology for the battlefield. Powered by small nuclear reactors, these suits of armor allowed the test pilots who wore them to perform herculean feats of strength, endurance, and speed. The massive energy requirements of the armor made the technology impractical for infantry deployment. A much larger model was commissioned after the Argentinian generals became aware of intelligence reports detailing the creation of Metal Gear ZEKE. The Argentine project is nicknamed Metal Gear ADÁN. The project called Metal Gear ADAM is remarkable in that it has highly advanced vision systems. These vision systems, advanced far beyond the scope of contemporary technology, are possible through the utilization of cybernetic modification. Sections of human brain are used for signal processing. Allowing the machine to be controlled remotely, like a modern-day drone. The name is Spanish for Adam, and leaves possibilities open for literary reference to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”, the theological roots implicit to the book of Genesis notwithstanding.
 
***Update #2
 
Soundtrack ideas...
 
I imagine something with a Retro New Wave, Chillwave/Vaporwave sound to it. And combined with interesting rock/punk/post-punk background music that might be heard during this particular era. I'm thinking radios, and jukeboxes might be playing something like The Plugz "El Clavo Y La Cruz"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYznubo4MX4
or Los Saicos song "Demolicion"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb46GBRhby8
I do know I'd like to hear a couple of tracks used in specific ways...
Title Screen/Menu Screen: "Freeze all motor function" Westworld OST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPM8oBrONwM
Protagonist's leitmotif, (Mean Coyote's theme): Opening composition for "The Bounty" (1984) by Vangelis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cuu9E5BZISc
(Mean Coyote's Alternate theme): Closing composition for "The Bounty" (1984) by Vangelis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7piGHeUUS0E
 
***Update #3
 
On contemplating the game mechanics...
 
The protagonist will have three in-game months to complete the mission. An in-game day would be equivalent to four real-life hours (2 for day, and 2 for night). This includes some mandatory elapsed time as either part of the story, or else due to the player's own actions (such as elapsed recovery time after a serious injury. In all the player should be compelled to complete this mission in under 130 (real-world) hours. The excuse will be that the nuclear weapon being designed for Metal Gear ADÁN will be completed at this point.
There are hundreds of NPC's that the player can interact with. The vast majority of the population will view the player's avatar with suspicion considering the country's current climate. But wherever appropriate the player will be able to engage with NPCs. There won't be any dialogue choices however, and all conversations will be scripted events.
The player will be expected to care for the basic needs of their avatar, but an attempt should be made so that this is as un-cumbersome a device as possible. The player will have to ensure that their character is healthy, fed, and rested. Abusing the healing drug “Serpiente Licuada” will also cause the player's avatar to lose his grip on sanity, and suffer from effects that will disorient, and impair the player.
Camera movement: General ambulatory movement, and sneaking would still use the familiar, wide third-person perspective that has become common within the series at present. When using projectile weapons the camera would shift to an over-the-shoulder perspective, and could then be narrowed down to a first-person perspective from there. This isn't anything novel; however, I imagine engaging in CQC would work differently than in previous games. When CQC is triggered the camera would shift by 90° and cast the player character in profile, and position him at the far left of the viewing window.
https://imgur.com/GwmmRkI
Watching the cheesy, classic action movies of the 80's and 90's I see numerous martial arts experts like Van Damme, Norris, or Chan. And I realized that the inability to use any kind of substantial martial arts in the Metal Gear series as it is now, is a detriment to cultivating a fantasy world intended to reflect this genre. As such adding this relatively un-complicated feature is low-hanging fruit. The new CQC system would have 3 accessible techniques with a wide range of animations for each, these would include striking, grappling, and melee combat abilities. The striking and grappling CQC would feel very quick and dangerous, not sluggish like in EA's Fight Night, or the latest UFC title. Nor would these fights usually last for very long, simply trading a few jabs, and then using a well-placed roundhouse kick would be enough to get the job done in most circumstances. But players could experiment with fighting low-level mooks, and develop the ability to finish off opponents with a ton of flair and skill. This could lead to some really dramatic boss fights.
As mentioned above, the player character would also have access to melee weapons such as blunt objects, knives, and swords. These may make a fight feel easier to win, but the lack of precision might lead to a... messy outcome. All wounds would have more realistic damage, so that scarring and dismemberment would be permanent. Having access to the "Serpiente Licuada" drug would give the player's avatar an edge over NPC's who do not have the same benefit, but the player would not have a health-meter. Wherever the player received a wound that part of the body would cease to function properly (depending of course on the severity and location of the wound). Aside from the healing drug, the player would also have a loyal surgeon at their beck-and-call, who could patch the avatar up, and perhaps even install a cybernetic implant or two. This leads to another addition in the gameplay. Not only would the player have to worry about bodies, either dead or unconscious being left behind for others to discover, so too would they need to be concerned about any signs of a struggle. The AI of NPCs might become alarmed by finding blood on the ground, or broken furniture and overturned tables. And this leads to another evolution of the game environment. All objects would be assigned physical properties. The player would be able to smash or pickup whatever they could lay their hands on. I envision a scenario after the player has found the Nazi colony, wherein a player might decide to burglarize some of the Nazi's houses. and steal anything that wasn't nailed down, and pawn it to help finance their one-man war. Beyond this, the requisite missions involving espionage, and clandestine machinations would be incredibly entertaining. You could plant evidence in order to frame targets, collect forensic clues and get them to the free press, and blow-up a hell of a lot of buildings.
The player won't be able to carry all of this loot though. They may be able to throw some ammo, and supplies into a backpack, and sling a few gun-straps around their shoulders, but they would only be able to carry a specific amount (possibly between 60-90kg). Players will be forced to hide, or bury their loot, and mark the locations on their map.
Kind of an afterthought here, but players would also have the ability to change their attire, either for camouflage, disguise, protection, or simply their changing mood.
 
I know, I know; in the real world implementing some of these features would be a nigh impossible task given that some resource requirements would be nearly impossible to fulfil. But, building something like a library of 3D models representing commonplace items, each packed with an individual physical model is not a bad idea for a startup company, and as the whole point of this exercise is to daydream and come up with ideas, I'm not going to let a paltry thing like reality get in the way of having a good time.
 
***Update #4
 
Preliminary design for Mean Coyote...
https://imgur.com/3hhemW2
Subject is modeled after Mel Gibson (circa 1979). Inspired by my love for "Mad Max", the original cover art for Metal Gear ripping off the likeness of Michael Biehn, as well as Hideo Kojima's past claims that Snake was modeled after Kurt Russell in "Escape from New York".
I'm thinking that Coyote's generic ensemble will be similar to the Marlboro-Man, or perhaps you might say Steve McQueen "decked-out in denim".
https://imgur.com/REfNPsj
This clothing suits the characters purpose, in that it is functional, applies to his cover story, and it was considered fashionable during the early 1980s within Latin-American culture. I'll do two sketches tomorrow, one of Coyote wearing the cowboy outfit and holding the Winchester. Then I'll do another of him wearing body armor and holding a Colt AR-15 with a 50-round drum magazine, and some other goodies like a Barrett M82 slung across his back, and maybe a machete or a ceremonial short sword, y'know general fun stuff.
 
***Update #5
 
Here is the sketch of Mean Coyote in his generic Denim outfit, holding his starting weapon: the Winchester 9422.
https://imgur.com/973xDZM
 
*edit: I didn't like the first sketch I did, this link now leads to my second attempt.
 
***Update #6
 
I just got hired on at LG's new factory in Tennessee as an R&D Engineer. So it looks like I'm headed back to work. I still have a lot of ideas about this game concept, I'll try to keep adding updates whenever I have the time (not that I think anyone cares but me though).
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2018.01.30 19:10 jgcarugati What is it about 90s horror movies?

Last night I did a double feature of "Disturbing Behavior" and "Cherry Falls" (I know it was 2000, but it sure feels 90s).
I've seen both before a few times and will probably watch them again in years to come. There's just something almost relaxing about 90s horror. Most horror movies today I feel like I've been assaulted and I'm worn by the end of it. I would say the usual desaturated, monochrome look also helps this effect. Horror movies now feel oppressive. Even last year's "IT," which I loved, I feel no reason to go back and watch again.
While I like a good horror film to put me through the ringer ("The Thing" is my favorite horror film), there's something admirable about how 90s horror was simply fun.
Both movies mentioned above are not exactly scary, the dialogue and clothes have somewhat dated ("Sounds razor." - huh?), and the MTV style cutting can grate, but I would argue that despite the weird/crazy plot lines, 90s movies tried to instill some heart into their films. Nick Stahl is amazing in "Disturbing Behavior" and you feel for him. The father-daughter dynamic of Michael Biehn and Brittany Murphy (RIP) is quite complex in "Cherry Falls." We cared about a lot of characters in these movies and cheered them on, and usually the movies ended on a more optimistic note.
I would also argue location is something key here. Woodsboro, Cherry Falls, Cradle Bay, Southport, Herrington High, etc are all places that feel lived in and real. Most horror movies now feel limited in scope (obviously you got to keep that budget low), but it's our loss because we don't get as invested.
All I wanted to say is that 90s horror is pure escapism. It lets you forget about your problems, and doesn't let its problems stick with you for too long after.
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2017.10.22 06:24 Zimmicus CBB Saturday: Dark Waters

TIME: Saturday, October 28, 2017, 2100 UTC

Dark Waters

by Zim
There has been a preset update this week. PLEASE make sure your mods are up to date before the Saturday game.
SITUATION:     With the Marine assault on Everon only a few hours away several naval special warfare teams will be inserted on to the island to raid and disrupt the enemy presence there. Local forces friendly to the west have already smuggled large amounts of weapons and ammo into central Everon. SoF teams will breach the island perimeter using diving equipment, contact local resistance members for resupply, and then conduct operations against several key Russian targets.
 
Notes:   1. Teams will regear into land warfare gear prior to conducting their raids. It will be important for teams to return to the same location to recover their dive equipment for escaping back into the sea.
  2. Several motorcycles have been secured by locals for our use. If and how the are included in the tactical plan will be up operation leaders.
  3. Due to the largely dismounted nature of the operation ammo and equipment loadouts will be light. Conserve your ammunition. AT weapons, demolitions equipment, and mines can be recovered at resupply points.
  4. It is extremely likely that once the local Russian forces are engaged reinforcements will be sent from the surrounding areas to aid in the battle. Be prepared to be engaged by enemy forces coming from other parts of the island.
  5. Dagger 4 and 5 require TLs before the 2nd gunner slot is taken.
  6. ALL COMMAND SLOTS ARE REQUIRED.
Dagger Command
  Dagger Six: Dancin     RTO: Zim   Dagger 1st Sgt:     RTO: Doktor
Dagger One
  Dagger One Leader: Decoy       Automatic Rifleman: ssulost       Operator: Cyfer       Operator: Fadi       Operator: Syrinx       Medic: frzfox
Dagger Two
  Dagger Two Leader: Skortch       Automatic Rifleman: Marion       Operator: Walterros       Operator: Huttser       Operator: Kerry       Medic: Moose
Dagger Three   Dagger Three Leader: JBian       Automatic Rifleman: MoldyTowel       Operator: Roulin       Operator: Shifty       Operator: DietB       Medic: Deserve
Dagger Four   Dagger Four TL/MMG Gunner: The Sparkiest Bakagun       MMG Ammo Man: ShortStuff       MMG Gunner: Nox (The Loud Tiger Boi)       MMG Ammo Man: Flick
Dagger Five   Dagger Five TL/MAT Gunner: Theo       MAT Ammo Man: Slev       MAT Gunner: Gerg       MAT Ammo Man: Quex
Dagger Reserves   Dagger Reserves Leader:       Automatic Rifleman:       Operator:       Operator:       Operator:       Medic: Artie
CIA Operative Slots (Will only open up if every other slot is filled)   Hunter One:   Hunter Two:
Reserves Comrade Banman Slip/Short Supwer GB7 Skeet Foxx
Latrines Sekh
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2017.04.27 23:19 grimwalker A Love Letter to The Abyss: Special Edition

So, I found out that a friend of mine, a film buff, has never seen this movie. Before I correct this travesty, I just had to get my thoughts down, and the result was way too long to post on Facebook.
TL;DR: with the restored footage, The Abyss is an allegory for the Cuban Missile Crisis.
I love this movie like an old friend. You couldn't make this movie now. Everything in the film is real--real SCUBA tanks, real hardhat dive helmets, real submersibles, real ROVs. The underwater scenes were shot underwater, and it was the first movie that actually had recorded dialogue underwater. These aren't props and costumes, they're actual tools and equipment. If I recall correctly there's one scene in the whole movie that has CGI effects, because you didn't have digital effects before then. The tank they shot in was so huge, took so long to fill, that they were building sets while the water level slowly rose.
The themes of the movie are close to my heart as well. If Aliens is Cameron's sci-fi movie about Vietnam, then the Abyss is his commentary on the Cold War and specifically about the Cuban Missile Crisis--if there's a criticism to be made it's that it's more than a little on the nose, and as such is a bit dated. Its current-events significance is transitioning into an historical significance that not a lot of people are talking about now, given that geopolitical concerns have moved into a much different phase.
Having largely grown up in the post-Cold War era, learning about the "logical insanity" of that conflict is fascinating to me, and what we now know about how much neither side wanted war, both sides believed the other did, and the excruciating constraints governing their decisions.
So, some background: in 1962, the US had been a nuclear power for 22 years, we had land-based missiles in Turkey that could hit the USSR but their missiles could only threaten Europe. We really liked that state of affairs, because while Russia had scissors to Europe's paper, we had the rock and could punish a surprise attack. Kruschev thought he could equalize the situation by emplacing missiles on Cuba, which immediately alarmed the US because now a surprise attack from Russia is feasible, and shouldn't we start WWIII right now before that possibility comes online? Ultimately, despite a lot of powerful people thinking we should, we didn't. The US pulled its missiles out of Turkey, Russia pulled out of Cuba.
Fast forward to the 80s, when I was growing up. The balance of power now rests on a nuclear triad of Bombers, long-range ICBMs, and Submarines. (Donald Trump famously flubbed knowledge of this during the campaign.) Neither side can launch a war without the second-strike capability of their foe assuring mutual destruction. The situation is tense but stable, and Gorbachev and Reagan are starting to loosen the knot of war that the two sides are tied into.
At the start of the film, the nuclear missile sub USS Montana is lost with all hands and falls into the Cayman Trough. Now, these boats are incredibly advanced and engineered for safety, so losing one at all is already more than a little unlikely to be a maritime tragedy, though subs do go missing sometimes. Russian craft are sniffing around the area, and everyone is still a little sore over the Project Azorian debacle when the US tried to salvage a sunken Soviet submarine.
But it's soon learned that submersible craft of incredible capabilities are operating around the wreck site. Having the Russians rifle the Montana's classified technology and documents is one thing, but if these craft are Russian then that means they now have the capability to take out our missile submarines and remove our second-strike capability. And with that, we're right back into Cuban Missile Crisis, Dr Strangelove logic: If the balance of power is about to change radically, even though a war would be terrible, shouldn't we attack now before we have no ability to win? Call it the Cayman Sub Crisis.
The (to Cameron's generation) terrifyingly familiar circumstances are one thing, but it goes deeper. Coffey, the villain of the movie, is not evil. He's a military man operating under a set of crushing constraints and he is forced to, in the words of one Cold War historian, determine rational strategies in the face of critical uncertainties. And meanwhile--it's a pun and it's symbolism and it's literal--the pressure is driving him insane. Pressure of the circumstances, decisions, and responsibility, and pressure of the environment that is physically attacking his brain. He cannot escape it or work around it. It's worth noting that, like the Cold War itself, the conflict and the danger of this movie is solely of his own creation--his fear of The Other, and the steps he takes in self defense, are what keep raising the stakes.
That might even be manageable, if not for an additional factor that is hampering the start of a shooting war: an inconvenient hurricane is keeping either side from finding out much. Unfortunately the storm cuts off the recovery effort from all contact with the surface, leaving Coffey in command of the effort.
I honestly think he's a tragic character, since he'd be a good man if he wasn't driven insane by the circumstances. In the words of another Cameron character (also said about Michael Biehn), he can't make that kind of decision, he's just a grunt. In this case a highly trained professional operator, but still just a lieutenant. It's the cold war nightmare: the decision-making power of the chain of command is gone and low ranking people have to make apocalyptic decisions with imperfect information.
Despite this polemic setup, the movie is profoundly humanistic. The movie is about priorities, and how you choose to treat the situations you encounter. The heart of the movie is the relationship between Bud and Lindsay Brigman. He's a line manager, the kind of boss who uses humor and relationship building to get things done. She's a top-level engineer, whose Queen B of the Universe persona is probably necessary to work in a STEM field during the 1980s.
The movie reveals them both to be sensitive people in their own way. You can easily see both why they fell in love and how they fell out of it. I can't praise Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrontonio's performances enough. Together, they come to represent the argument for humanist values, which comes into conflict with Coffey's inflexibile insanity. I really enjoy Lindsay's character in particular, how being a self-described Cast-Iron Bitch is really just being cracklingly intelligent and good at her job. When the hurricane damage preoccupies the crew with life support challenges, she's entirely in her element and she gets the work done. You can see that she's not at all a cold person, she's just professional in a way that was seen as extremely unfeminine at the time. Her love of discovery and science is what puts her front and center in the conflict with Coffey's incurious, deadly pragmatism.
In the end, it's not a conflict solved with violence. The planners of the Cold War were always preoccupied with whether you can win a fight by swinging the first punch and knocking the other guy out cold. But you can also win by not having a fight at all. This is (grossly oversimplified) how Kruschev and Kennedy ended the Cuban Missile Crisis: they agreed they fundamentally didn't want war, overruled their advisors, and made some incredibly hard decisions to untie that knot. (Kruschev was later deposed for this weakness, and theories that Kennedy was also killed by shadowy military-industrial forces are the stuff of legend.)
The Abyss does Kennedy and Kruschev one better. The Cayman Sub Crisis ends when one of the parties says, "Not only can we knock you out with one punch, we can absolutely destroy you without breaking a sweat and there is nothing you can do about it. But we choose not to." It is so much of an imbalance that Bud cannot understand why they wouldn't, because he knows that humanity would absolutely have followed through if the roles were reversed. But because humanity also understands love and sacrifice, because we can look at things with better eyes than hate and fear, the stronger power decides to extend the hand of mercy and of a future relationship.
It's too bad that the theatrical cut of the film removes this aspect of the plot almost entirely after the first act. There's an awareness that the loss of a submarine is a big deal, but lines of dialogue cut reduce the geopolitical concerns to paranoid ravings of the crew's resident histrionic conspiracist. Once contact with the surface is cut off, we lose the plot of the Cayman Sub Crisis. Coffey's gone nuts, he's going to blow everyone up, the civilians try to stop him, Bud saves the aliens, and they think he's really cool. The crisis has seemingly blown itself out along with the hurricane. Cameron felt that the story functioned better as a straightforward piece with a hint of allegory rather than a full-on polemic, but I think it works better if the micro level and the macro level are working in concert.
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2017.01.16 11:57 Zimmicus CBB Saturday Operation: Dark Waters

TIME: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 2100 UTC

Dark Waters

by Zim
There has been a preset update this week. PLEASE make sure your mods are up to date before the Saturday game.
This mission requires ALL THE MODULES.
SITUATION:     With the Marine assault on Everon only a few hours away several naval special warfare teams will be inserted on to the island to raid and disrupt the enemy presence there. Local forces friendly to the west have already smuggled large amounts of weapons and ammo into central Everon. SoF teams will breach the island perimeter using diving equipment, contact local resistance members for resupply, and then conduct operations against several key Russian targets.
 
Notes:   1. Teams will regear into land warfare gear prior to conducting their raids. It will be important for teams to return to the same location to recover their dive equipment for escaping back into the sea.
  2. Several motorcycles have been secured by locals for our use. If and how the are included in the tactical plan will be up operation leaders.
  3. Due to the largely dismounted nature of the operation ammo and equipment loadouts will be light. Conserve your ammunition. AT weapons, demolitions equipment, and mines can be recovered at resupply points.
  4. It is extremely likely that once the local Russian forces are engaged reinforcements will be sent from the surrounding areas to aid in the battle. Be prepared to be engaged by enemy forces coming from other parts of the island.
  5. Dagger 4 and 5 require TLs before the 2nd gunner slot is taken.
  6. ALL COMMAND SLOTS ARE REQUIRED.
Dagger Command
  Dagger Six: DecoyDrone     RTO: Zim   Dagger 1st Sgt:     RTO: BruBru
Dagger One
  Dagger One Leader: GB7       Automatic Rifleman: Blix       Operator: Obsidian       Operator: Meaic       Operator: Derpman       Medic: Deserve
Dagger Two
  Dagger Two Leader: Will       Automatic Rifleman: Slipstream       Operator:       Operator:       Operator:       Medic:
Dagger Three (Will be opened once other teams are full)   Dagger Three Leader: Supwer
Dagger Four   Dagger Four TL/MMG Gunner: Comrade Its       MMG Ammo Man:       MMG Gunner: George       MMG Ammo Man: Mr. Towel
Dagger Five   Dagger Five TL/MAT Gunner: Iron       MAT Ammo Man: Rage       MAT Gunner: Theo       MAT Ammo Man:
CIA Operative Slots (Will only open up if every other slot is filled)   Hunter One:   Hunter Two:
Reserves LordGold Koda Fadi Hansie Kerry Ener 5hort5tuff Lake Thendash SleventyFive Foxx NotoriousBear Poco and company
Latrines ImDancin (expert poopsmith) Fletcher (poopsmith apprentice)
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2016.06.23 23:54 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: We are POWER GLOVE, makers of synth music and all things Blood Dragon. AMA!

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Date: 2016-06-23
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How does it work composing music for the Blood Dragon series? Are you just given a rough draft of what the game will be or do you actually get to see some gameplay footage to help get that retro goodness flowing? Dean Evans is the mastermind. Early on he sends us ideas and reference images - for Far Cry BD at first all we had to go on was James Cameron Future War Purple Lazers... then Michael Biehn got cast... then we knew exactly where the music needed to be.
Also are you pulling a Daft Punk on us, how long till we see your faces? :D. The teams at ubisoft and redlynx were sending us clips as the games were being developed - so by the end it was like scoring to film.
Hey guys, massive fan! Great work on EPII -- E-240 (and it's close relative, 4am remix) is my absolute favorite track you guys have put out. Also -- have you started work on EPIII? Maybe even...LP1? We're obsessed with dorky workstation synths, beasts like the SY99 (it has this DX7 fm synthesis built in that is a bitch to program, but amazing). And you can pick them up for cheap, ie rack mounted m1's are gold. Also hardrives full of samples ripped from old VHS tapes, movies, games etc often spur the basis for a track.
Can you give some insight into your production workflow? Hardware/software preferences? I think the style on EPII is distinctly different from other "outrun" style artists -- it has a darker, sort of electro RnB 90's feel to it that I haven't heard anywhere else, and can't get enough of. Thankyou!! EPII was a kind of experiment, we want to keep pushing that direction further... Next up is our album, it sort of is in a world between the two releases.
Are you the dudes who did the Hobo With a Shotgun soundtrack? Cause that shit rocked my socks off. This is us! Hobo. People walked out of the cinema in disgust. The rest cheered at the end.
Also, what sort of music do you guys listen to? For pure enjoyment, I mean. We listen to a lot of soundtracks... and dorky shit like enigma and Vollenweider... Recently listening to a lot D-Train, O'Bryan... This guy called Suicide Year... has a vaporwave trap kinda sound... Stanislav Tolkachev for dark techno.
How did you guys come into contact with each other? Also, what are some DAWs, recording equipment, and instruments you guys enjoy using? We're brothers. The most exciting thing we're into right now is a Teac reel-to-reel tape recorder we finally got cleaned up and up and running again. And some new Yamaha monitors. Running through a dj mixer... it's a pretty ghetto setup, nothing special, though it's the little things that add so much.
How did Ubisoft approach you to make the Blood Dragon OST? I think very few people had heard of you beforehand. Also, why didn't you release the Blood Dragon version of "Hunters" on the OST? Thanks for doing this AMA, and keep up the awesome work! Dean Evans contacted us out of nowhere and was like "guys i've got this project over at ubisoft you might like" ... think he got our details from Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun). Hunters will see the light of day - we have a b-sides EP that we've been meaning to release, will throw it on that surely.
Blood dragon had an amazing soundtrack. Your music gave that game such an amazing vibe, and I love you for that. What can we expect in the future from Power Glove? Which video game would you like to have had a track on? We have plenty on the horizon... album next. We want to tour also, perhaps next year. We always wished we could have worked on Ecco the Dolphin... or Mech Warrior II... or a brawler... Fatal Fury.. Streets of Rage II... So many!
PS. That Mech Warrior II soundtrack. A masterpiece.
I loved the Blood Dragon OST. Why did it take so long for it to go up on Spotify? Did you or Ubisoft think it wouldn't get the response it did? Not sure on the delay - Ubisoft handle that stuff. I don't think anyone thought it would be as big of a success as it was, though knew we were part of something unique, it seemed to hit all the right notes for people.
Love you guys, have everything on vinyl and your music was the only redeeming factor of the new Trials game. Any news of a non-soundtrack full LP? Or are you sticking to the EP length? Is there a specific direction you want to take PG you haven't already? Specific direction - yes! Always. We have a bunch of ideas, we're just figuring out a way to make each release cohesive. We'd love to release a full blown ambient cyberpunk record.
Hey guys! Your music is truly inspirational. Can You tell us what are Your favourite synths and do You use any software synths in Your tracks? Thanks! SY99 is sacred... that'd be our fave. So bad. Prophet5 and juno6... We use some software synths, simple poly vst's, especially when laying down ideas. QuadraSID is killer. Tho we end up going back to hardware more and more.
What are some of your favorite Synthwave bands? Lazerhawk, he was one of the originals back when we were rocking out myspace. Gatekeeper. VHS Head. Megadrive has some good stuff. Adeyhawk. College.
How do you feel about vaporwave trying to hijack 80s nostalgia trip that you guys run? I feel like your genre of music isn't getting as much attention as theirs recently. Vaporwave is the perfect background music. We know it has its nay sayers. It's doing something different than us, so we can listen to it and not hear our own shit in there. Our favourite guy is luxury elite .
Hey dudes - love your music! Blood Dragon was one of the things to really get me into synth music, and I still rock out to that main theme! My question for you is, why do you think the whole neon-noisynth/retrowave/neo-80s movement is getting so popular lately? Just what is it about neon lasers and pulsing beats that gets the people goin'? Thank you! So much fun working on Blood Dragon. There's some great artists in this genre, we dig it. Honestly it's still a surprise to see how much it's blown up since 2008 or so. Not sure what it is exactly - we just started by writing music we wanted to hear.
Is that Juno-106 on the photo? What hardware do you use by the way and how do you make it sound THAT warm? Juno 6. Wish we had the 106 so we can save patches. We run mixes through a reel-to-reel for some tape compression - warmth and grit.
What exactly do you call your form of music? I've heard "Outrun", "Synthwave", "Retrowave" and even "Darksynth" and "Horrorsynth" (the latter two usually when talking about, say, Perturbator and Carpenter Brut). It's clearly a cohesive genre, but what would you call it? So much waves, so many synths. Surely we'd be in synthwave, perhaps that's the umbrella genre... though we've never aimed for any genre sound particularly. It really is fascinating how humans categorise things.
Did you guys name yourself after the nintendo powerglove by nintendo? How do you like it? It all started with this commercial - Link to www.youtube.com
Are there any videogames or movies you wish you could make music for? We were dreaming of scoring Ready Player One. Looks like John Williams beat us to it.
Any plans to release Hunters or Vengence digitally or physical? Yes we have a b-sides EP of sorts, will see a release eventually!! Album first.
Love your guy's work. I know synthwave is a rising genre, but who are some up and coming synthwave artists that you guys enjoy or think we should be aware of? The best guys are the ones that are a bit different. Recently been into VHS Logos... MOON... Benedek... Check out PPU label.
Hello Guys, i loved your Soundtrack in the Spinoff Blood Dragon. I wannaaa mooore ;) Your truly unique. Are u also on Spotify? Thanks, more on the way! Here we are on Spotify - Link to play.spotify.com
Any plans to make more music for other games in the future? For now we're hard at work in the studio focused on our own stuff.
What videogames are you guys currently playing? Just finished Uncharted 4. About to start Final Fantasy III.
When are we gonna get a full album? and when are gonna get this? It's so close. Aiming for late this year. CRYPT II is on there.
How often do you hear this quote? We say it with our eyes shut before every meal.
Any movies or games coming up that you guys have worked with? Nothing just now. Using the break to focus on our own release.
You guys are awesome!!! Do you ever tour? When are you coming to NYC? We definitely plan to organise a US tour
Apart from everything thats fantastic about 80's films what other areas have inspired your work? Babes n protein shakes. And growing up in hong kong with a gameboy in our ears.
What is your guilty pleasure music? Link to www.youtube.com
Whats your favorite music track from a carpenter movie? Gotta be Link to www.youtube.com
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2015.02.18 04:59 theArnoldFans1 Terminator Genisys: Two highly positive script reviews (Non-Spoiler)!

Terminator Genisys: Two highly positive script reviews (Non-Spoiler)!
Exclusive: 2 Terminator Genisys Script Reviews (Non-Spoiler)! source: TheArnoldFans site
Although Terminator Genisys initially suffered from a rather strange Entertainment Weekly write-up, allowing negative fan reaction to snowball, we're happy to see the love come back to this promising Schwarzenegger project. TheArnoldFans staff and many hardcore Terminator fans are loving the film trailer but others are left with a sour taste or mixed reaction due to a timeline tampering or the fact that the T-800 was allowed to age. Little do those highly optimistic fans know that it was James Cameron's own idea for Arnold's tissue to age around the endoskeleton. Many so-called "true fans" feel T5 is shitting on Cameron but the truth is, the original director not only gave his blessing but it was his idea. Slowly tides are turning and excitement is building for Genisys. Getting us even more pumped up for this 3D release, TheArnoldFans obtained 2 non-spoiler film reviews! These WILL BE spoilers ONLY IF you haven't read the Entertainment Weekly issue or haven't seen the film trailer. Otherwise we blocked out some things to make it safe for you on July 1st!
TheArnoldFans will NOT be putting up any spoilers on this site or our social media pages. We strongly recommend you go into the theater spoiler-free for the ultimate movie experience. 1st up, we have Greg from schwarzenegger.freeforums:
"I think the best way to describe Terminator Genisys is three action packed movies in one. First of all, we finally get to see the Future Wars. Where John Connor, Kyle Reese and resistance take on Skynet. This is something that Terminator fans have wanted to see since James Cameron gave them a preview of it in the first film. So I don't think fans will be disappointed with this portion of the movie at all! In the script the future war is 18 pages. So I would say around 20 minutes give or take. So it's probably 10-15 minutes of action and then the set up with Reese going back to 1984. The movie should be slightly over 2 hours(script is 130 pages). So the breakdown will probably be about 20 minutes Future Wars, 40 minutes 1984 and 1 hour for (date removed for spoiler) portion of the movie. Once Kyle Reese arrives in 1984, he quickly finds out that the past he was expecting, is no longer there. Since Jai Courtney "Reese" was expecting things to be exactly like Michael Biehn "Reese" from the original movie. With him having to save a young, weak Sarah Connor from an evil T-800 Terminator. To his surprise he finds a near unstoppable T-1000 chasing him. With Sarah Connor and a "older T-800" having to rescue him. We soon find out that something happened when Sarah was a child. A good Arnold T-800 rescued her and raised for the past 10 years. Which caused the Terminator universe as we know it to be "reset". This portion of the movie gives long time Terminator fans a great nostalgia feeling - with it taking place in the same 1984 location as the original film. Not to mention it has the same action-packed chase scenes, shoot outs and Terminator vs Terminator fights to be expect from a Terminator film. Now you would think seeing a big action-packed future war battle along with an older Arnold vs young Arnold T-800 showdown and having a T-1000 trying to terminate them in 1984 would be more then enough action and excitement for moviegoers but the action and thrills are just getting started! Next we see Sarah/Kyle (deleted to be spoiler free). The dual is then greeted by a even older T-800 Arnold with grey hair. Of course you know Skynet isn't going to go out without a fight. This is when a new and very powerful threat appears. As action packed and exciting as the first two portions of the movie are, the third portion of the movie has even more non-stop big explosive action with tons of destruction and surprises. For me personally, since I loved the first two Terminator movies so much, I'm not sure it will beat the classics but we shall see. If you go into this movie with a open mind and willing to accept some changes, this should be an action-packed thrill ride that rivals any recent summer blockbuster. Because this script gave Alan Taylor and the cast with a lot of really good material to work with here. With a script like this, it's not surprising that Skydance signed Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier to a two-year first look deal with the company. I get the vibe that fans have been disappointed with Arnold's involvement in action sequences since his comeback. Well, that changes with Terminator Genisys. Arnold is front and center of all the big action during the 1984 and (*deleted) portion of the movie."
Next we have a review from Jay: "I've never read a script before but with all the negativity surrounding Genisys, I couldn't resist when offered the chance. After reading a very scathing screenplay review and mostly bad feedback about the trailer, I thought it can't be that bad surely!? Time to see for myself! I'm pleased to say I was pleasantly surprised because not only should the film deliver but it feels huge, delivering in action, sfx and story. Long time Terminator fans should be pleased to see some classic scenes recreated with a Back To The Future twist, meaning things don't pan out like the original movie; this is good for the nostalgia feel. People new to the franchise and fans alike should also be happy as I think this actually feels like a Terminator movie, unlike Rise of the Machines and Salvation. The atmosphere feels gritty and exciting, especially in the future war scenes. I can't give spoilers but sfx is going to pushed to the limit for war scenes at the start, I really hope they can do it justice onscreen. This also plays out like no other Terminator film yet in the fact it's not set in one time period from start to finish with a single villain to deal with! No the threat is greater here with two well known model terminators and a couple of other types spread throughout the movie - which has 3 major time zones. Safe to say the movie will look unique all the way through, keeping it fresh and exciting. I cannot express enough how the atmosphere I felt in the script wasn't present in the 2 minutes of footage that we've been shown! I think they have tackled it wrongly by aiming mostly at the new crowd with the trailer and Super Bowl spot, making it look as if it's a big bright Marvel type movie but it definitely didn't read like that. I'd say maybe 1 or 2 moments of action might be a bit over-the-top for the hardcore fans wanting a Terminator movie to be made like it's the 80's but we've already seen them in the bus flip and Terminator dive bomb from the chopper. Some of the dialogue wasn't the best but there may have been a revised script. The "pops" talk and T-800 watching sesame street stuff has been over exaggerated. It all makes sense when reading it and no doubt if anyone heard about Arnold being called Uncle Bob, swearing not to kill anyone and learning to say "No Problemo" back in the day when T2 was looming, fans would have been crying about that too. It felt epic as I was reading. I could see every scene playing out in my head and I feel anyone who liked the first two installments will find enjoyment in Genisys."
So far so good! As if just seeing Arnold vs Arnold isn't enough reason to pay full price admission.
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2015.02.18 04:48 theArnoldFans1 Terminator Genisys: Two highly positive script reviews (Non-Spoiler)!

Terminator Genisys: Two highly positive script reviews (Non-Spoiler)!
Exclusive: 2 Terminator Genisys Script Reviews (Non-Spoiler)! source: TheArnoldFans site
Although Terminator Genisys initially suffered from a rather strange Entertainment Weekly write-up, allowing negative fan reaction to snowball, we're happy to see the love come back to this promising Schwarzenegger project. TheArnoldFans staff and many hardcore Terminator fans are loving the film trailer but others are left with a sour taste or mixed reaction due to a timeline tampering or the fact that the T-800 was allowed to age. Little do those highly optimistic fans know that it was James Cameron's own idea for Arnold's tissue to age around the endoskeleton. Many so-called "true fans" feel T5 is shitting on Cameron but the truth is, the original director not only gave his blessing but it was his idea.
Slowly tides are turning and excitement is building for Genisys. Getting us even more pumped up for this 3D release, TheArnoldFans obtained 2 non-spoiler film reviews! These WILL BE spoilers ONLY IF you haven't read the Entertainment Weekly issue or haven't seen the film trailer. Otherwise we blocked out some things to make it safe for you on July 1st!
TheArnoldFans will NOT be putting up any spoilers on this site or our social media pages. We strongly recommend you go into the theater spoiler-free for the ultimate movie experience.
1st up, we have Greg from schwarzenegger.freeforums: "I think the best way to describe Terminator Genisys is three action packed movies in one. First of all, we finally get to see the Future Wars. Where John Connor, Kyle Reese and resistance take on Skynet. This is something that Terminator fans have wanted to see since James Cameron gave them a preview of it in the first film. So I don't think fans will be disappointed with this portion of the movie at all! In the script the future war is 18 pages. So I would say around 20 minutes give or take. So it's probably 10-15 minutes of action and then the set up with Reese going back to 1984. The movie should be slightly over 2 hours(script is 130 pages). So the breakdown will probably be about 20 minutes Future Wars, 40 minutes 1984 and 1 hour for (date removed for spoiler) portion of the movie. Once Kyle Reese arrives in 1984, he quickly finds out that the past he was expecting, is no longer there. Since Jai Courtney "Reese" was expecting things to be exactly like Michael Biehn "Reese" from the original movie. With him having to save a young, weak Sarah Connor from an evil T-800 Terminator. To his surprise he finds a near unstoppable T-1000 chasing him. With Sarah Connor and a "older T-800" having to rescue him. We soon find out that something happened when Sarah was a child. A good Arnold T-800 rescued her and raised for the past 10 years. Which caused the Terminator universe as we know it to be "reset". This portion of the movie gives long time Terminator fans a great nostalgia feeling - with it taking place in the same 1984 location as the original film. Not to mention it has the same action-packed chase scenes, shoot outs and Terminator vs Terminator fights to be expect from a Terminator film. Now you would think seeing a big action-packed future war battle along with an older Arnold vs young Arnold T-800 showdown and having a T-1000 trying to terminate them in 1984 would be more then enough action and excitement for moviegoers but the action and thrills are just getting started! Next we see Sarah/Kyle (deleted to be spoiler free). The dual is then greeted by a even older T-800 Arnold with grey hair. Of course you know Skynet isn't going to go out without a fight. This is when a new and very powerful threat appears. As action packed and exciting as the first two portions of the movie are, the third portion of the movie has even more non-stop big explosive action with tons of destruction and surprises. For me personally, since I loved the first two Terminator movies so much, I'm not sure it will beat the classics but we shall see. If you go into this movie with a open mind and willing to accept some changes, this should be an action-packed thrill ride that rivals any recent summer blockbuster. Because this script gave Alan Taylor and the cast with a lot of really good material to work with here. With a script like this, it's not surprising that Skydance signed Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier to a two-year first look deal with the company. I get the vibe that fans have been disappointed with Arnold's involvement in action sequences since his comeback. Well, that changes with Terminator Genisys. Arnold is front and center of all the big action during the 1984 and (*deleted) portion of the movie."
Next we have a review from Jay: "I've never read a script before but with all the negativity surrounding Genisys, I couldn't resist when offered the chance. After reading a very scathing screenplay review and mostly bad feedback about the trailer, I thought it can't be that bad surely!? Time to see for myself! I'm pleased to say I was pleasantly surprised because not only should the film deliver but it feels huge, delivering in action, sfx and story.
Long time Terminator fans should be pleased to see some classic scenes recreated with a Back To The Future twist, meaning things don't pan out like the original movie; this is good for the nostalgia feel. People new to the franchise and fans alike should also be happy as I think this actually feels like a Terminator movie, unlike Rise of the Machines and Salvation. The atmosphere feels gritty and exciting, especially in the future war scenes. I can't give spoilers but sfx is going to pushed to the limit for war scenes at the start, I really hope they can do it justice onscreen. This also plays out like no other Terminator film yet in the fact it's not set in one time period from start to finish with a single villain to deal with! No the threat is greater here with two well known model terminators and a couple of other types spread throughout the movie - which has 3 major time zones. Safe to say the movie will look unique all the way through, keeping it fresh and exciting. I cannot express enough how the atmosphere I felt in the script wasn't present in the 2 minutes of footage that we've been shown! I think they have tackled it wrongly by aiming mostly at the new crowd with the trailer and Super Bowl spot, making it look as if it's a big bright Marvel type movie but it definitely didn't read like that. I'd say maybe 1 or 2 moments of action might be a bit over-the-top for the hardcore fans wanting a Terminator movie to be made like it's the 80's but we've already seen them in the bus flip and Terminator dive bomb from the chopper. Some of the dialogue wasn't the best but there may have been a revised script. The "pops" talk and T-800 watching sesame street stuff has been over exaggerated. It all makes sense when reading it and no doubt if anyone heard about Arnold being called Uncle Bob, swearing not to kill anyone and learning to say "No Problemo" back in the day when T2 was looming, fans would have been crying about that too. It felt epic as I was reading. I could see every scene playing out in my head and I feel anyone who liked the first two installments will find enjoyment in Genisys."
So far so good! As if just seeing Arnold vs Arnold isn't enough reason to pay full price admission.
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2014.10.08 21:19 tabledresser [Table] I am actor Jai Courtney. Some of my projects include "Felony," the upcoming film "Unbroken," "Insurgent" and more. AMA.

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What underwater creature are you most afraid of? A fucking giant octopus. I was actually in the ocean once, and I saw a shark not too far away, and I was on that beach quicker than I could say "SHARK!" It was fucking terrifying. True story. I freaked out the other day, I was surfing in San Diego, and I saw a fin, and then it turned out to be a pod of dolphins, and they came and played like 3 meters away from me. It was incredibly. It was like, really wonderful. I was frightened at first, and then it was like once-in-a-lifetime shit.
Halloween is coming...what are some of your greatest or most ridiculous Halloween costumes from the past...and what's your Halloween plan this year? My god!
I haven't thought about it at all.
We don't really do it back home... I don't think I've ever done Halloween properly. It's like, not a thing in Australia. We do it but it's not a big deal. Once when I was a kid, I shoved some BMX handlebars under my shirt and my shoulders and pretended to be a hunchback. We weren't very creative. I was dressing up all the time anyways, Halloween was just another day.
What's it like playing a bad guy (ie Insurgent/Divergent)? Do you and other actors sometimes laugh after a take? Or do you stay focused on being that character? How hard is it to go back to being that way? Do you ever apologize for being a little too mean after a take? How does it feel to be apart of the newest big trilogy series? It's a lot of fun. But sometimes a little confronting, I don't always agree with the things my character has to do. I stay focused because it's my job. It was easy the second time 'round because we'd established so much in the first film, and actually it gave us the chance to have more fun with our characters.
What is the best prank you have seen while filming? One of the crew members on Jack Reacher hid a walkie-talkie on a desk and in a very quiet scene, between Tom Cruise and Rosamund Pike, they started ordering coffees over the walkie-talkie. Actually, Tom was great about it - there was a moment when we all froze and thought he would explode, but he kept his cool. And then we all cracked up laughing.
Jai, have you had your face scanned for future Terminator action figure merch...and based on the material you saw of violence and profanity, would you guess this is a PG-13 movie or rated R? Did you get to have some fun with fantastic movie violence and F-bombs in Terminator? I hope we get an action figure! It's a dream of mine. It would be awesome. I had my face scanned for visual FX, I dunno if they're going to use it to make an action figure, I certainly hope so.
I would love to see it be rated R, but I don't think it will. I think in this day & age, it's much more likely to be PG-13.
There were no f-bombs. But there'll be a healthy amount of movie violence.
What kind of music do you like and which concert will you never forget? Oooh!
I like a lot of different kinds of music. But I'm going to say that I'll never forget- I think it would be- I've seen a lot of great live shows, it's very hard. I think my first Foo Fighters concert, because I had to crowd surf out of the moshpit and vomited in front of Dave Grohl. True story.
Hey Jai Courtney! Just wanted to start off by saying as a fellow Sydney-sider a good old goodmorning from Sydney at 4 am. I was just in it for ages. I got into it in high school, and then when I left high school, I had very little options as far as things I wanted to pursue, so I decided to - I auditioned and went to drama school for 3 years and then decided to try and make a career out of it.
What was it like working with Bruce Willis on Die Hard: A Good Day to Die Hard? Thank you for this opportunity, on behalf of this AMA I'd like to commend you on your amazing talents and wish you luck on your current and future projects mate. It was a lot of fun. Good morning, thanks for getting up so early. It was great working with Bruce, hopefully get to do it again sometime.
Hello. What's your favourite Terminator movie and why? How would you sort them From best to worst? Hehehe! My favourite is Terminator 2. I think because I kind of grew up on it. I've probably seen it 100 times. Best to worst, I dunno. Let's hope the one we just made is at the top of the list for "Best."
Hello Jai! You have worked with a couple of famous 80/90 action stars so far in your career. Any other actors you would love to work with? Yeah, I mean, of course there's a million other actors I'd love to work with. I wouldn't know where to begin. I've been pretty lucky in that sense. I've enjoyed working with Angelina Jolie as a director, but it'd be great to work with her onscreen.
What kind of balance is there between comedic moments in Genisys, hard core action, and drama? I think the balance is just right, I mean it's obviously going to be an action / scifi film, but the script has a lot of light moments and some heartfelt stuff as well. I can't wait for you guys to see it.
Hey Jai! If you had the possibility to make your own movie, what would it be about, which role would you be playing in it and which actors would want as your co-stars? X Bianca Wow.
Um... one day I want to make a film about the building of the Sydney Harbor Bridge. And I'd give all my very talented actor friends who aren't working jobs. We'd have to figure out the story for this, I'd play the role of the bridge.
How do you stay in shape? Do you often PUMP IRON and who are your FITNESS role models? Um, I try and change my workout up a lot, because i get bored really easily. I don't pump a lot of iron. But that's a great documentary. Mr. Schwarzenegger...
Is the new Terminator a horror movie like the first one? No, I wouldn't describe the first Terminator as a horror movie either, but I dunno. Maybe if you thought that was a horror movie, then this one will scare you too!
What has been your oddest fan encounter? I mean, things haven't gotten that odd yet. But maybe if we go to Comic-Con with Terminator next year, things have the potential to get strange.
Have you read Divergent book? How is it different from your view? Well, I read the book. It was much more focused on setting things up, versus the screenplay which focused on action.
Hi, Jai! Thanks for doing this AMA. What's something people might be surprised to know about you? Also, what was your favorite scene to film for Divergent? Favorite scene to film... in Divergent, it was pushing Christina off the bridge, and for Insurgent, I don't want to spoil it.
Can you recall any funny story involving Arnold? Funny Arnold stories... he has a collection of great belt buckles. He would wear a different one every day, yeah.
Can you describe your experience on filming Terminator : Genisys, so far? It's been a lot of fun, exhausting. I had to train really hard. But we're finished now, and I'm really excited about it.
Who's your favorite superhero? There's too many to choose from! I think Batman's got the coolest gadgets, so let's go with him.
Does Emilia Clarke's Sarah Connor have any resemblance of GoT's Khaleesi? They're both played by the same actress, there's bound to be some similarities. The hair color is different.
What is your opinion on the Genysis name? Was it a good idea to change it from Genesis? I can't really talk about that without getting into spoilers that would get me in trouble.
I really loved your work on Spartacus. What are your favourite memories of Andy Whitfield? We just had so much fun on set. We joked around a ton. We were really good friends. I have a lot of great memories.
When do you start filming the next two TERMINATOR films and will GovSchwarzenegger be in the sequels on some capacity? Can there be a successful Terminator film without Arnold? Hard to imagine a Terminator film without Arnold. I guess we start filming - I think the plan is do the next 2 back to back in 2016.
When was it the first time you watched the Terminator and what was the experience like for you? I don't recall the exact time, but I watched Terminator 2 a bunch when I was a kid. On VHS. It was cool.
Do you watch Game of Thrones? Do you like it? I do watch Game of Thrones, and I do like it.
What's the worst advice anyone ever gave you? Hehehe!
Um, I try not to remember bad advice. Nothing comes to mind.
Who personifies success? Paul McCartney.
What book would you give your 22 year old self? I probably haven't finished the book I started at 22 yet!
What does the first hour of your days look like? Coffee!
Did you get any tips from Michael Biehn to play Kyle Reese or did you decide to portray Kyle Reese in your own vision? I didn't get any tips. Definitely decided to play Kyle with my own interpretation of the character.
What's your favorite animal? My favourite animal is... I dunno, I like lions.
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2014.04.29 21:48 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: I am Bryan Bishop. I beat cancer, I won $100,000 on Who Wants to be a Millionaire, and I'm the sidekick on the Adam Carolla Show. Oh, and my book, "Shrinkage," is out today. AMA!

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Your resume is so diverse, what's your ultimate career goal? What would you like to be doing in 5 years? If you do not die from cancer, how would you like to go? What would be your ultimate movie? If given the power to wish one movie into existance, what would it be? (plot, stars, director, ect) Your resume is so diverse, what's your ultimate career goal? What would you like to be doing in 5 years? -- Still living, ideally. If you do not die from cancer, how would you like to go? -- Nuts bitten off by a laplander, like Frank Drebin described. What would be your ultimate movie? If given the power to wish one movie into existance, what would it be? (plot, stars, director, ect) -- Shrinkage, The Movie (duh)
Do you think you'll ever go on another game show like Who Wants to be a Millionare? Do you think you'll ever go on another game show like Who Wants to be a Millionare? -- unlikely. How many game shows are there any more? And how many rely on knowledge as opposed to eating bull testicles?
What are your top 5 Tool Tunes? What are your top 5 Tool Tunes? -- How can I choose?? Check out the playlist on Songza.
Do they know the medical reason you became bald so damn young? Do they know the medical reason you became bald so damn young? -- good/bad luck, I suppose.
Will you sign my copy of the audio book? EDIT: Since I have the top question, I have one more: Do you have any animations made from your audio book? Will you sign my copy of the audio book? -- no.
You're answering these questions fantastically, it's quite rare to get full answers from most AMAs. Thank you for doing this properly for all of us here! Please keep all questions to the topic of Rampart.
RAMPART QUESTIONS ONLY!!
1) Is there a reason you stand during the Adam Carolla Show, while everyone else sits? 7) What was the most uncomfortable moment you witnessed on the Adam Carolla Show? 1) Is there a reason you stand during the Adam Carolla Show, while everyone else sits? -- I physically have a lot of ground to cover, what with my 360 machine, my laptop and mic, so swiveling in a chair would be distracting. 7) What was the most uncomfortable moment you witnessed on the Adam Carolla Show? -- So many. ACE Awards does a good job recapping those.
2) What is your favorite drop? 6) What is your favorite movie of 2014 so far? 9) What is your favorite word? Because ostensibly it is ostensible. 2) What is your favorite drop? -- Don't really have one. 6) What is your favorite movie of 2014 so far? -- Lego. By far. 9) What is your favorite word? Because ostensibly it is ostensible. -- True. I also like "de facto." Ostensibly.
3) Do you and Anderson really hate each other? 3) Do you and Anderson really hate each other? -- It's more love/hate.
4) Can you recommend anything streaming on Netflix that you haven’t already discussed on the Film Vault? 4) Can you recommend anything streaming on Netflix that you haven’t already discussed on the Film Vault? -- Haven't seen anything new in the last few days.
5) Any upcoming Snifftrax planned? 5) Any upcoming Snifftrax planned? - maybe. It's kind of a lot of effort for a marginal ROI.
8) At what age in a young Balding Bryan’s life, did you decide to shave your head? 8) At what age in a young Balding Bryan’s life, did you decide to shave your head? - Just after college. Realized it was a lost cause.
One question : Is there a part for Bald Bryan in Road Hard??? By the way... Keep up the great work, I'm glad your treatments are keeping the cancer at bay. As a listener to the Adam Carolla show, I couldn't imagine it without your contributions. May you continue to live a long and fruitful life! I am not in Road Hard. I'm sure Adam would find a role for me if I asked him to, but to be honest, I have no ambition to be an actor. And I'd probably make the movie worse with my "performance."
Bald Bryan, I'm a long time listener and supporter of yours! Do you ever browse the /adamcarolla subreddit here? Yeah, once in a while. Because I'm a loser.
Does Christie share your taste in movies? Does Christie share your taste in movies? -- Not really. Her favorite movie is The Holiday.
Have you ever seen Rampart? Have you ever seen Rampart? -- RAMPART QUESTIONS ONLY, PLEASE.
Who is the coolest guest you interacted with between Loveline, ACS on KLSX, and the podcast? Who is the coolest guest you interacted with between Loveline, ACS on KLSX, and the podcast? -- Too many to choose. Most guests are cool, honestly.
Have you tasted any of DAG's smoked meats? Have you tasted any of DAG's smoked meats? -- No! I'd love to.
Why does Adam hate dogs near craft services when he talks so much about eating a nut from a tarmac that was in the beak of a bird? Why does Adam hate dogs near craft services when he talks so much about eating a nut from a tarmac that was in the beak of a bird? -- He's a complex dude.
Was Jack Silver really that massive of a tool? Was Jack Silver really that massive of a tool? -- I promise, he was worse.
1 Carolla-sized Bonaduce or 100 Bonaduce-sized Carollas? 1 Carolla-sized Bonaduce or 100 Bonaduce-sized Carollas? -- I'd like to see a super-sized Bonaduce.
I think the one question we all have is do you think reddit as a whole is JV or all balls? All Balls, bro.
Hey Bryan, Glad you're still amongst the living, you bring a lot of laughs to the Adam Carolla show and /thefilmvault. Just listened to you on Morh Stories today, very interesting. Thanks, Mohr Stories was awesome.
Jo Koy or DAG? As a guest? How can I possibly choose?
As a lover? Again, how can I possibly choose?
What was your favorite name for T's V? I think the very first one was "The Valley of the Sun." That and "the Hurt Locker."
The Film Vault is my new favorite podcast... how do you find the time to watch your "Flick-fessions?" Netflix streaming movies is pretty much the best thing to happen to movie fans/podcast hosts ever. Not sure what I'd do without it.
What's your favorite sandwich? GREAT question. Best one of the day. Here's my move: Get a caprese sandwich (mozzarella, basil and tomato) but ADD prosciutto. That's a bad ass sandwich right there.
But how do you feel about this? Would you/could you go back to terrestrial radio? What are some perks (if any), and what would you see as the real negative as switching back. You'd have to ask Adam, but my guess would be no. He was offered a lucrative deal a few years back and said no, so that'd be my guess.
Hey Bryan, what is your favourite drop of all time? I don't know if I have a favorite (spell it right, you dirty limey), but the first ones I ever loaded up on the machine were "This is DAMN exciting stuff!" and "Sweet irony!"
Is Anderson with you? Can we ask him questions too? Anderson is always with me. He's like a skunk's spray that I can't wash off.
When Shrinkage gets turned into a movie who will play you? You can't say Michael Biehn. He could be a love interest though. If Michael Biehn is unavailable, then I'd like it to be a respected actor with an Oscar, if possible.
Whose your favorite Simpson's character? How can you choose?
Speaking of "choose," I'll say Ralphie. "I choo- choo- choose you!"
Love the ACS and your contributions. I've always wondered how you have your drops set up and how you can access them so quickly. Do you just have a folder of MP3 files open on your computer? Do you have the most popular ones ready to go at a moment's notice? Have you ever had the production guys add in a drop you may have missed after the show is done? Every once in a great while I'll ask Chris or someone to track down a drop I missed for whatever reason. Usually because of some technical fuck up.
I'm wondering how much your podcast persona matches you in real life. How much of the bickering between you and Anderson is genuine and how much is a bit? The bickering is 100% genuine, although I should point out that we really do like each other. Well, I like Anderson, anyway.
Does the carpet match the drapes? Sometimes.
Last one, why haven't I seen Rampart yet? FINALLY, a Rampart question.
Answer: I don't know.
Please be honest - do you actually, LEGITIMATELY enjoy the Transformers films or are you just trolling everyone? Legitimately. But I also legitimately enjoy Charleston Chew candy bars, but I would never try to say they're fine dining.
How often are you and the lackies extremely uncomfortable in the studio while Adam's flying off on a huge a rant or arguing with someone like Gavin Newsom? The Gavin Newsom thing was so disappointing because I think he was a good mayor, but he avoided answering Adam's questions to such a degree that it was embarrassing for him. I forgot that at the end of the day, he's still just a politician.
One more, you mentioned once that your wife's a foodie... What your guys' favorite place to eat out in LA? (live here) Oh and fuck it, best pizza? I'll combine the answers for the second question and say Mozza.
What's the biggest thing you learned about your life, yourself, or the things that have happened to you while writing the book? What's the biggest thing you learned about your life, yourself, or the things that have happened to you while writing the book? -- Just learning to appreciate the little things.
Any thoughts of branching off and doing your own podcast? (Without Anderson, listening to him makes me want to rip my ears off). Any thoughts of branching off and doing your own podcast? (Without Anderson, listening to him makes me want to rip my ears off). -- Trust me, I know the feeling.
What's your favorite Pixar movie? Probably WALL-E. So many great ones, but WALL-E, particularly the first half, is a resplendent work of art.
Hi Bryan, Do you have any fun stories you could share that the average fan might not know about from the Carolla show radio days? Special bonus question: What is your favorite Dick Banks song? There's a lot of stories like that in Shrinkage. Mostly about Jack Silver.
Could you describe Adam Carolla's odor for me? Considering he jumps rope before every show and doesn't use soap in the shower, he's surprisingly odor-free.
Are you as excited for Jodorowsky's Dune as I am? Probably not. DOn't like Dune at all. Although I'll give it a shot. I'll see almost any doc about movies.
Also, love your drops, but can we get Motley Crue's Girls, Girls Girls added to the "stripper" rotation? Cherry Pie works okay, but there are other cheesy songs that are just begging to be used. As for Girls Girls Girls, that was sort of Anderson's drop. Cherry Pie is more mine.
Hey BB, big fan and just got the book in the mail 10 minutes ago. Can't wait to read it after finals. I heard there was a shitty doctor story in the book on acs the other day and as a medical student, I'm always trying to be better at patient care. Any pitfalls to avoid or possible things someone can do to better help a patient who got as serious of a diagnosis as you did? In my specific shitty-doctor experience, it just felt like he was reading out of a book chapter titled "How to be an empathetic doctor," or he was a robot set to "sympathetic mode." I'd say just act like a god damned human being and you'll be fine.
Hey Bald, Big fan. What are your favorite podcasts to listen to? I listen to tons of podcasts. I couldn't possibly list them all, but I've never missed an episode of How Did This Get Made? Funny shit.
What did you do to prepare for Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Do they give you an idea of what categories the questions will be from beforehand? They don't tell you anything about categories, questions, etc. It'd be illegal if they did. I just had Christie read me a ton of Trivial Pursuit questions as "flash cards," just to get my mind nice and agile. And of course I watched tons of episodes, just to get the rhythm of the game down.
How are you liking, or disliking, Reddit since you joined? I like Reddit a lot. I like anything where you can get actual honest opinions/info/feedback on anything. Spend a lot of time in the writing and podcasts subreddits just lurking.
Are there more behind the scenes people than we hear mentioned on the podcast? How often are you guys hiring and what kinds of positions open up there? Most of the key players get mentioned on the show from time to time. That said, there are always people floating around the studio who I have no idea who they are.
Have any other podcasts/ radio shows tried to hire you away from Carolla digital? Haha, no. I doubt there's a HUGE market for bald sound effects guys, but I guess you never know.
I listen to you and the gang every day and I have to know, in a game of "Marry, Fuck or Kill" how would you rank: Dameshek, David Wild and Matt Atchity? M: Wild. Gotta have those book royalties. K: Dameshek. I mean, that voice… F: Atchity, I guess. I feel like I just lost this game.
What movie are you dreading most for Anderson to assign you? He also spoils movies as often as you, he just deems those movies unfit for spoiler protection. (SNIFFF) Also, I recommend Mortified Nation and the Short Game that are currently streaming on Netflix. Mortified Nation! I Flickfessed that one and talked about it on Carolla Show. My friend produced it and it's really good. Streaming too.
What do you think of Lane Kiffin? Great guy. Even better coach.
When you were diagnosed, did you struggle with death anxiety and did you find avenues to lessen that (i.e. meditation, psychedelics, religion, alcohol, etc)? Not death anxiety per se, but yes, there's an entire chapter in Shrinkage about my experiences with alternative healing, etc).
Is there a tool tunes equivalent for movies? I love a good bad movie I can enjoy with all the shame and none of the care. Looking for suggestions. Thanks! We did Top 5 Guilty Pleasures on The Film Vault. I'd imagine you can find a lot of those types of movies on there.
Baldy! What should I get from my local Chinese restaurant for dinner? I'm a Lo Mein/Chow Mein man.
I want to apologize for making you take pictures with me at the first live show in NY last year after I drank a bottle of Mangria and was probably annoying as shit. Thanks for the picture though, I'll be at the Ridgewood signing on Thursday I accept your apology. I also have no recollection of this.
I am actually listening to you on Mohr Stories as I was reading this AMA. Too much bald!
Do you hate Alison as much as the listeners? How dare you.
I hate how beautiful and talented she is.
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2014.03.15 03:47 Forestl Weekly /r/Games Series Discussion - Far Cry

Far Cry

Games (Releases dates are NA)

Far Cry

Release: March 23, 2004
Metacritic: 89 User: 8.1
Summary:
A tropical paradise seethes with hidden evil in Far Cry, a cunningly detailed action shooter that pushes the boundaries of combat to shocking new levels. Freelance mariner Jack Carver is cursing the day he ever came to this island. A week ago, a brash female reporter named Valerie had offered him an incredible sum of cash to take her to this unspoiled paradise. Shortly after docking, however, Jack's boat was greeted by artillery fire from a mysterious militia group swarming about the island. With his boat destroyed, his money gone, and the gorgeous Valerie suddenly missing, Jack now finds himself facing an army of mercenaries amidst the wilds of the island, with nothing but a gun and his wits to survive. But the further he pushes into the lush jungle canopy, the stranger things become.

Far Cry Instincts

Release: September 27, 2005, Mar 28, 2006 (360 as "Far Cry Instincts: Predator")
Metacritic: 85 User: 5.7
Summary:
After escorting an inquisitive journalist to a remote tropical island, Jack Carver finds himself stranded in paradise, hunted by an unrelenting team of highly trained mercenaries. As Jack, you must outwit hordes of mercenaries by using a variety of tactics. Make long-range assaults, set traps, commandeer vehicles, and even develop new skills and abilities to outlast the island's evils so that you can escape with your life. Discover new locations in single-player mode or build your own maps in multiplayer modes.

Far Cry Instincts: Evolution

Release: Mar 28, 2006 (Xbox + 360 as "Far Cry Instincts: Predator"), December 12, 2006 (Wii as "Far Cry Vengeance"
Metacritic: 78 User: 6.1
Summary
Jack Carver thought he'd found paradise. But when a gorgeous woman draws him in on a dangerous heist, their sun drenched days take a chilling turn. Hunted for a murder he didn't commit, Jack must draw on his most savage instincts to make his predators his prey. The ultimate predator evolves: Become stronger, faster and more powerful than ever with new and enhanced feral abilities. Power new weapons and vehicles: Destroy enemies with poisonous darts, Molotov cocktails and explosive pipe bombs. Take control of powerful new vehicles like pirate sampan boats, armored technical pickup-trucks and heavy transport trucks. Build an online paradise: Create custom maps to play and share on Xbox Live - backwards compatible with the original Far Cry Instincts. Updated and more customizable multiplayer: Includes the new "Seek and Secure" mode, as well as classic multiplayer modes - Chaos, Team Chaos, Steal the Sample and Predator.

Far Cry 2

Release: October 21, 2008
Metacritic: 85 User: 5.7
Summary:
Caught between two rival factions in war-torn Africa, you are sent to take out "The Jackal," a mysterious character who has rekindled the conflict between the warlords, jeopardizing thousands of lives. In order to fulfil your mission you will have to play the factions against each other, identify and exploit your their weaknesses, and neutralize their superior numbers and firepower with surprise, subversion, cunning and, of course, brute force. Real-time story telling, systemic auto-healing, minimal in-game interface are just few of the features that make you feel the tension of being alone against barbarous warlords that threaten thousands of innocent lives. Choose from a wide range of weapons to make your way to your primary target. Meet the fight head-on with your machine-gun, go berserk with your machete or make stealth kills as a Sniper. If you feel that the atmosphere is not warm enough, light up your flamethrower and let your enemies and everything around them feel the heat.

Far Cry 3

Release: December 4, 2012
Metacritic: 88 User: 8.1
Summary:
With Far Cry 3, players step into the shoes of Jason Brody, a man alone at the edge of the world, stranded on a mysterious tropical island. In this savage paradise where lawlessness and violence are the only sure thing, players dictate how the story unfolds, from the battles they choose to fight to the allies or enemies they make along the way. As Jason Brody, players will slash, sneak, detonate and shoot their way across the island in a world that has lost all sense of right and wrong.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Release: April 30/May 1, 2013
Metacritic: 81 User: 8.0
Summary:
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is THE Kick-Ass Cyber Shooter set in a bizarre open-world island teeming with evil. Welcome to an 80’s VHS vision of the future. The year is 2007 and you assume the role Sargent Rex Colt, a Mark IV Cyber Commando who is fighting against a cyborg army gone irreversibly rogue. Your mission: get the girl, kill the bad guys, and save the world. Experience every cliché of a VHS era vision of a nuclear future, where cyborgs, blood dragons, mutants, and Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens, Navy Seals) collide.
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I made a Saints Row thread before noticing we did one 5 months ago.....
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2013.11.21 00:08 Forestl Weekly /r/Games Post-Mortem - Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Metacritic Summary
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is THE Kick-Ass Cyber Shooter set in a bizarre open-world island teeming with evil. Welcome to an 80’s VHS vision of the future. The year is 2007 and you assume the role Sargent Rex Colt, a Mark IV Cyber Commando who is fighting against a cyborg army gone irreversibly y rogue. Your mission: get the girl, kill the bad guys, and save the world. Experience every cliché of a VHS era vision of a nuclear future, where cyborgs, blood dragons, mutants, and Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens, Navy Seals) collide.
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2013.05.09 08:19 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: I'm Dean Evans...the Creative Director for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and my typing skills are terrible. AmAA.

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What was the hardest part about making a game as bomb ass as Blood Dragon? Also you fucking rock. I think the hardest part was my penis.
Whats your favorite one-liner? Its actually one we removed... 'Spank my pussy with your roboballs'
If there's one thing you regret or think could've been better in 'Blood Dragon'. What would it be? Louder Explosive rounds for the Kobracon.
What was it like to work with Michael Biehn and how did you get him attached to the project? It was great to work with Michael. Yes... Michael. First name terms now. I told him that I used to crank one out over the Sarah Connor love scene... we bonded from that moment.
I bet when you guys created things like the cyber shark or the dragon that could shoot lasers you knew your game was fucking awesome? HA... pretty much yes. The first time we saw a dragon shoot down a chopper we giggled like 7 year olds
Let's be honest... were you guys doing drugs during development? Because this was one hell of a game. and colorful. and it had an awesome soundtrack. Funnier than saints row 3. Winner don't use drugs. Ask Ben Johnson.
I'm more of a Lance Armstrong type of guy myself. You have one ball?
Getting my copy of Blood Dragon soon. Far Cry 3 is one of my favorites because of how truly intense it gets. My palms sweat like crazy trying to take over a rebel camp. Can I expect the same intensity? LOOK INTO MY EYE... ITS THAT INTENSE.
What is your favorite current game franchise? (Besides the amazing Far Cry Series obviously) Thank you so much for doing the AMA I love the series! GTA. Hands down. I had the pleasure of working at Rockstar Games for a while. GTA is the shit.
PR teams must really hate you... They now understand... ITS FINE. I'm NOT GOING TO KILL ANYONE.
I love everything about you. Will we be seeing anymore of SGT Rex Power Colt in the future? You wouldnt love the smell I just created.
Play the game again. Look... MORE REX COLT!
What inspired you to make these video games? My future self traveled back from 2043 to let me know what I should do in life. Kinda like Biff. But less buff.
Would you rather fight one hundred neon-snake-sized blood dragons, or one blood-dragon-sized neon snake? Yes.
How many references to the 80s was the team able to jam pack into the game? Which one is your favorite? Thanks! Robocops gun. I honestly had a lil roboner when that went in.
Any chance of Blood Dragon expanding into other Media? A comic or short film perhaps? DEMAND IT.
Has it been a challenge developing Blood Dragon 2 for PS4? What is that? ARE YOU FROM THE FUTURE? Are my kids ugly?
Joined reddit just to ask you a question! Mr. Evens when you first presented Blood Dragon what did ubisoft, and your boss think of the idea at first? My direct boss loved. He loooves 80s shit.
That must be so rad! In my office I'm the resident 80's guy (More Cobra, Less Breakfast Club) and my Boss hates it. Instead she loves loves Lil' Wayne and Reggeaton. Aint nuttin wrong with Weezy.
How essential was it to have you or your team perfect the flipping off mechanic of the game? Also how many times have you flip off enemies in Blood Dragon. I know I have given the finger at least 100 times, and that was to only one enemy. -love the game! I'm a big believer in player expression. I used to taunt the fuck out of people in Unreal Tournament. Would be awesome to have different taunts Link to www.youtube.com
SUCK IT!!!
Were you limited by ubisoft development wise? Like when you wanted huge dragons and they said, well.. Wat just A minute. Always have limitations on every project. I wish there were dragons the size of Godzilla. Why are there no AWESOME big monster games? So few... NEED MORE
Why blood dragons? Blood Sausages would have been strange.
Any chance of a New Game+ mode that resets the liberated garrisons? Looking at it ;)
I heard those AK-47 tatoos you have on your legs aren't actually tatoos but burn-scars from an aboriginal initiation ceremony you had to undergo in Kenya where they forced you to drink virgin blood and applied burning-hot AKs retreived from a fire-breeding unicorn lair on your calves... Is it... is it true? She wasn't a virgin.
Thanks for doing this. I'm going to college in the fall for game art and animation and would like to know what are some of the most important skills that you look for in a game art animator? Fingers.
During development of Blood Dragon, did you feel that Dunia Engine 2 was the best engine for the job? If the sequel does get made are you going to explore more options or stick to Dunia? Well... its Far Cry 3 so not much choice to be honest. Dunia is a pretty solid engine and Far Cry 3 is a dope platform to work from.
My favorite engine is a V8.
What would improve engine wise if you suddenly became a programming wizard/genius? Blood physics.
Why did you decide to do blood dragon and how long in Far Cry 3's development did you decide to do it? My future self didn't tell me why... just how. We started pretty close to the end of FC3. Was a pretty interesting switch for many of team members. LASER SHIT DRAGONS.
Arnold Schwarzenegger or Sylvester Stallone? Or Van Damme. Stallone has a way hotter body.
Crime is a disease, Stallone is the cure. Tooth picks forever.
Dinosaurs. I feel this is a strong demand and would work well with the far cry formula. Thoughts? Blood Dragons are possibly a living fossil from the Cretaceous period
Blood Dragon + Turok + Jurassic Park + Superman 64 = YOU'RE WELCOME. Dude. I am so high right now I am seeing some SHIT. FLY THROUGH THE RINGS.
Were you afraid that the ending to Blood Dragon wouldn't be as "high concept" or "mind-blowing" or "astoundingly pretentious" as Far Cry 3's ending? I think its the best ending for anything ever created. So much drama.
of all, I loved Blood Dragon but I was a bit disappointed with how short it was. •Is there any possibility of a sequel? •What's your favourite part of Blood Dragon? •What is your favourite food? I have no say in what happens... I can only shout loudly. My favorite bit? Rusty Cumbuckets. Favorite food = Red Hot mouth burning Pizza Pockets.
How long did it take to create Blood Dragon? I would imagine that most of the game mechanics were already done from Far Cry 3. Total production time was approx 6 months. We worked like dirty dawgs to get this out. Yep, base mechanics were there but we decided to go balls deep and make a dragon.
What are your future plans? Going to E3 and planning to party super fucking hard.
Hulk or Ultimate Warrior, for the belt? THE WARRIOR. Flying shoulder, to gorilla press to body splash 1 2 3.
Who would win in a fight? The Warrior or Duke Nukem or Sgt colt or the black Vulcan from Star trek voyager? Hawk and Animal just showed up. Game over.
Were you really drunk when you thought of this concept? HSJhkjasdh jkjasdh
What are some of your favourite games from when you were younger? I love your gameplay video commentary, by the way. :D. Shadow of the Beast. Technocop. Ikari Warriors. Smash TV. Agony. Rockstar ate my Hamster. Speedball II.
Signalnoise's posters and logo designs were fuckin' awesome. what was it like working with him to create these wonderful works of art? and though you may not be the best person to ask, when the hell can I order prints of them?! James is a good buddy. He is a monster. IT's a pleasure working with some that share the exact same aesthetic. EASY MONEY!
Also, I'm just gonna say two things regarding the game: Summon The Plague is possibly the best mission I've ever played in a modern FPS, and THANK YOU for having Rex be able to sprint like a motherfucker and never take fall damage. made getting around on foot a lot more enjoyable than vanilla FC3! I also love that mission. I FUCKING LOVE DOOM 2.
Does Rex power colt have a gym membership? Yes he does. CyberPump 2000. It's in New LA.
What motivated you to depart from the FC3 storyline/characters? Was it tasked to you to create something unique for FC3 DLC or did Ubisoft just say we need DLC, go make some shit? Freedom! We were given the freedom to do what we want and I'd rather play as a Cyber Commando...
You rift on so many great action movies and sci fi moments, were there any you had to leave out or any you have thought of now you would have loved to put in? Lots of shit was on the cutting room floor. I wanted an Over The Top arm wrestling minigame.
Was there anything that you had to leave out of the game that you wish you didn't have to cut? If so, what was it? Flying elbows.
I'm imagining the death from above animation as a flying elbow drop and that would have been damn awesome. MACHO MAN.
With standalone titles like 'Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon', 'Infamous Festival of Blood' or 'Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare', do you see a future of more innovative smaller games based on a big open world? I'm not sure if many big publishers would support a game like 'FC3:BD' if it was supposed to be a completely new AAA title. 2. Do you think that creating a smaller game for a lower budget like this gives you as the developer more freedom in terms of story and gameplay? 3. Since it seemed to work absolutely great with 'Blood Dragon', would you want to create another standalone game on the base of 'Far Cry 3' ( maybe sth completely different for example)? We all had a blast working on the game. The time constraints were harsh as fuck but we pulled through. I'd love for the big boys allow their teams to flex their creative wangs a little bit more. The world needs more weird shit.
What was your inspiration for blood dragon? My childhood. It's the aesthetic I love.
The art style you implemented in Blood Dragon is unlike anything currently out right now. Was that a conscious effort or simply a byproduct of emulating the 80s? Wanted to nail the 80s / 90s aesthetic. I'm tired of teh depressing tones we've been seeing for a decade. A dystopian future can be colorful!
If you do make another Blood Dragon game, what actor from the 80's would you want as a voice actor (other than Michael Biehn)? Pee Wee Herman.
Why haven't games been doing tutorials in the amazingly humoristic way Blood Dragon has pioneered? is this something you see happening more in games in the future? I traveled to the future and checked. Nope.
What movies gave you the most inspiration for this game? Hobo with a Shotgun. Terminator. Robocop. The Wraith. Robocop. Manborg. Nemesis... so many.
You love Robocop? I love RoboCop! How would you make a RoboCop game? Dream game.
Who would win in a wrestling match. Gary coleman or a furious raccoon ? If this song is playing... Gary stands no chance. Link to www.youtube.com
Is blood dragon doing good financially? Do you think publishers should get behind more DLC's of this type? We've sold 35 copies so far.
If you had more time, money, and manpower, what would you have done differently about Blood Dragon? Would you have designed it to be more or less similar to the FC3 experience? Acquire the Godzilla license and then have a reveal at the end that the Blood Dragons were just babies. Godzilla turns up and pukes toxic death rays on everyone GAME OVER.
When this project was first pitched, was it as completely absurd as the final product ended up being? Or did you guys start with a more mild theme of sorts and just escalate and escalate until it became this fantastic atrocity? (Adore the game, by the way. I swear I played FC3 until my eyes bled.) The concept and vision stayed true from start to finish. That's how good I am.
Any plans to fix the negative mouse acceleration problem on the PC version of Blood Dragon? This is such an awesome game, and you did fantastic job on the PC port. It's just this one big problem that's ruining the game for a lot of us PC players. There is a list that I've tattooed on the back of a tester. He is hung infront of the people that need to know... issues are being looked at. IM SORRY.
So we nuked canada and in turn started war with the soviets? Or nah? The Soviets started the war. The US tried to end it. Canada just got caught in the middle.
Does Rex enjoy quiet strolls through the park? He also likes enjoys silencing trolls!
Okay, three-way cage match. Rex vs. Joe vs. The Volcano. Who would win? Mmmm Meg Ryan. Damn she was so hot.
Was there any other weapons planned to be added into the game that didn't make it? and were they as awesome homages as the ones that did? Snake Pliskins Mac 10 :(
WHAT? NOOO. ): why didn't it make it in? Long story.
What was your inspiration to have dragons in the game? Also how much fan requests were used in the game? Love Blood Dragon by the way, completed it twice over. :) MONSTER MOVIES MAN! Who doesnt want a giant dragon lizard shit that poops laser from its face?
I really enjoyed far cry 3, but I still find far cry instincts predator my favorite game by far. Playing predator mode on Xbox live was the best, why did far cry change directions in far cry 2 and not look back? Sorry I know that's not a far cry 3:blood dragon specific question Let me just go ask someone... no idea buddy. I didn't work on those games but I LOVE ME SOME PREDATOR. You could smell peoples piss!
2) Who is more close to you heart: Albert Pyun or David A. Prior? 2) David Prior. Without a doubt.
Did you have the luxury of working with Martin Kevan (RIP) on Far Cry 3? Not me know... I didnt work on FC3. I heard he was an amazing man.
I was thinking of buying Blood Dragon, any advice? Click the BUY button.
I love this game, great job to you and the rest of the team on it. :) What was the reason on the game being a standalone and not fc3 dlc? Trying something new. Open up the glory of FC gameplay to more people. Far Cry mechanics are THE SHIT. It was such a pleasure to work on it.
Since you worked on Blood Dragon, and Far Cry 3 i wanted to know what you think of BioShock Infinite. I went straight from Far cry 3 to that and they both blew my mind. What is your opinion of Bioshock Infinite and the revolutionary AI in it. You think that could be a feature in your next game? I havent played it yet. I KNOW. HATE ME. I've so busy that I've really slipped behind on games. I feel out of touch. SOON.
When you were thinking about who to get to do the voice acting, did any Command and Conquer fans say "Get me McNeil?" Tiberian Sun was the first thing I saw Michael Biehn in and it was fantastic. Man. That was the best. FMVs rule.
Have you considered porting Blood Dragon to Wii U? I'd buy it a second time just to have both PC and Wii U versions. Honest. I'm not allowed to make a ZX Spectrum version.
Has Ubisoft asked you to make more DLC for FC3 like Blood Dragon or even at all? Will we be seeing more of your work? THAT VOICE IS ME.
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Hey Dean, I've yet to play the game because my stupid dog had puppies and we've had to put them right in front of the TV since it's the only place with room, but I can't wait to play it when I get the chance! Anyway, what do you wish you could have put into the game, but couldn't for whatever reason? What puppies?
Working cocker spaniels. I have to wait three more weeks to be able to play Blood Dragon and all I get in return is pissed on and bitten in the face, this game had better be damned worth else you can expect an angry email. You said Cocker.
As a long time fan of Michael I've always wondered what he thought about this, seeing his face on one of the most popular video games of all time but getting no credit. Did you ever ask him about it? He cried for weeks. Getting better though.
Did you watch any of Double Fine's Amnesia Fortnight? And if so, what did you think when you saw Autonomous? Also, thank you for Blood Dragon. I loved every minute of it. Cyber Pedo Hands! Looks awesome.
Would you consider making a full game of this? Because I would buy it so hard. If you typed correctly maybe I could respond.
Where did the decision to make the expansion not require the original game come from? That's something that's rarely seen, if ever. I'm curious what the monetary/creative gain of doing that was. Gotta try something new! The industry is still in its infancy.
You made a great game. My one complaint is, the story and most enemies are dead by the time I manage to upgrade my weapons. Could you build me a time machine so that we could go back and make the game 6 times longer? My future self invented time travel. We'll share the secrets one day.
The Terminator is the best romance movie ever made. Agree/Disagree? Over The Top is better.
Pee Wee Herman's Big Adventure is a great romance. Bike love.
Will you be my friend? Depends. What perks do I get? Reacharounds?
Quick Question/Suggestion (in case it hasn't come up). Have you considered contacting Bill Paxton and getting him involved in a sequel? Fans would squee if they found out Michael Biehn and Bill Paxton were on a project together again. :) I've considered everything. EVERYTHING. Not my call on sequels or whatever. THAT'S YOUR JOB TO DEMAND!
What did you use as inspiration when you were designing the characters? The Wraith. Speedball 2. Motorcycle Attack Ninjas from Uranus.
Neon purple, blue, red or green? Or maybe pink? Hot Pink.
If you had the power to have one person magically die, and it wouldn't technically be your fault, who would it be and why? My future cloned self. He is a TWAT.
Mr. Evans, thank you for making one helluva fun game and I just have one question for you. . . Will you be making Blood Dragon 2: Bleed Harder (a sequel/prequel/interquel/something)? No idea. Not my decision.
Plan on any games similar to this in the future? I would love to. Not my decision though. SEND UBISOFT DEMANDS!
Your move, creep. STAY OUT OF... THE FEED.
I got this game last week. Love it! NEEDS it's own series! Throw Rex into space, go all Total Recall. I got fiiive kids to feed.
Thanks for making me feel like such a creative murderer with these amazing weapon attachments! CYBER MURDER IS THE BEST.
Tell him he was a father figure to me! I'll whisper it close to his ear.
Need more sexy 80's boobs in gym outfits, U CAN DOO EEET! Leotards ftw.
Dream game. Don't wanna spoil it... but it plays like 50 Cent Blood on the Sand (most underrated shooter out there)
Dude... AIM AT THE HEAD. The pistol is amazing. Its also a close range weapon. TAKE THE STUPID SUPPRESSOR off too.
Illustrate my user name, creative guy. Link to www.kidshalloweencostumes4u.com
The Soviets started the war. The US tried to end it. Canada just got caught in the middle. Bret Hart survived though.
I loved the game! Everything was awesome! I can't think of any questions, so I just wanted to say thank you for giving us such an awesome game. Amazing. Thanks so much. My mum will be proud.
Maybe so people like me who can't afford a 60 dollar game plus a fifteen dollar DLC at the moment could get it. Yep.
Over The Top is better. Pee Wee Herman's Big Adventure is a great romance. Bike love. As a romance.
What went through your mind as you created this... wonderful piece of mental awesomeness. was it a case of: "hey, i've thought of a really good idea, DRAGONS." Not far off. I also spiked the boards drinks with Nuke.
What is a Rowboat Cop. A hardass park ranger.
Hey, is your name Dean Evans, or Lee Evans, some of these responses are classic :) I also do weddings and funerals.
( . )( . ) They are all for you. CYBER JUGS.
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2013.05.03 06:47 thesared Farcry 3: Blood Dragon Initial Reactions

Finished my first play-through (on medium, working on hardmode now), and I thought I'd write down some of my thoughts for discussion.
For some super-quick back-story: Rumors of this game surfaced when it appeared on a Brazialian ratings site in the beginning of March. The original Farcry 3 writer even suggested that he was working on something slightly off the beaten path. By appearances, Ubisoft might have intended to slip this one in under the radar when they released the trailer on April 1st. Eyebrows would be raised when the game’s composer, Australian duo Power Glove, uploaded three cuts from the game’s soundtrack on to music-sharing site Soundcloud later the same week. After that weekend Ubisoft released another trailer as well as a release date of May 1st for all the platforms in its target demographic. It's since seen an early underground release due to a mishap on Ubisoft's Uplay service and was sucessfully launched last Wednesday.
If you've played Farcry 3 then you're going to recognize a lot. You’re on a small series of islands covered with enemy compounds that you can take over to use as your own personal safe house. In fact a great deal of the game is just a re-skin of the original, and sometimes it’s not even that good. Cyber Cassowary anyone? But the extent of the re-design is far, and the result is a strong, unified art style. Anything worth anything is a cyber something. If it’s not black, it glows. Bright red and green beacons against a perpetual night skyline like some kind of dystopian laser-tag arena. Soldiers wearing full-face helmets with black leathers and there’s not a motorcycle in sight. I think you can see where this is going.
The call-outs to 80’s action movies don’t stop there. The moody synthesizers, building beats and industrial percussion of the game’s main anthem are a tribute to the original Terminator in a ‘just different enough that we won’t get sued’ sort of way. Snarky action-hero banter is exchanged as the primary form of communication and is delivered by none other than Michael Biehn of classic 80's action fame. The techno-babble is hilarious, the jokes are cheesy, and the shame is nowhere to be found. While the game does take many opportunities to ‘clue-in’ the player on the gag, the story makes enough sense to come to a reasonable enough conclusion despite it’s own twisted logic.
In contrast to the artistic license, there’s a very childlike nature at the heart of this game that genuinely brought a smile to my face. In the opening mission, you’re shown how to raise and lower a base’s defensive shields; doing so queues a deep AI voice announcing “MEGA SHIELD OFFLINE” in a way that one might do when raising the bed sheet to let your best friend into the couch fort of kick-ass. Firefights between Omega Force (motorcycle thugs) and scientists (nerds) look and sound like nerf/super soaker battles (what with taunts like "You suck at this!" going around). This same immature, childish fun is even found in the weapon upgrade system when you discover that you don't have to pick and choose upgrades for most weapons. Nay, in most cases you get ALL the upgrades.
Much like the original Farcry 3, completing certain objectives will unlock different upgrades for different weapons. That’s where the similarity ends. An early upgrade for the sniper rifle makes bullets explode hard enough to take out most small craft. The assault rifle can be upgraded to shoot lasers instead of bullets, and your shotgun will look like an abomination when you’re finished adding barrels to it. The removal of the skill tree system can be jarring for returning fans of the franchise, but it's replacement gives a gradual curve of skills and abilities over the course of the short game allowing the player to focus more on combat, exploration and the hilarious narrative.
A full play-through will take you about 5-6 hours for a 100% completion. This is my first submission to this subreddit so be firm, but gentle! ;)
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2012.07.22 05:03 JKozel ALIENS & TERMINATOR Star MICHAEL BIEHN's Directorial Debut "THE VICTIM" gets release date from ANCHORBAY in SEPTEMBER! Watch the Trailer!

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