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    I *need* to see that movie O_O
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    @Purple Wyrm/Agent Arsenic

    I too used to do the running along by the car/train thing, but I used to have controls. I would flex my toes to make my invisible avatar jump (in order to get over trees, bushes, etc) and once played it so intensely that I ended up getting weird cramps in my feet.

    I was an odd kid.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2012
    For those who didn't recognize them instantly, those two comics are by Ryan Pequin and can be read there : Three Word Phrase
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    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2012
    This is old.... but i've just seen this for the first time today. Like this guys style

    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2012
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    From Ken Haeser via io9:

    Muppets as X-Men

    Muppets as X-Men.

    [More at the link.]
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    I'm going with worse.
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2012
    @oldhat - Well, I thought I was, but it's been years since I'd seen it, and hallucinogenics were involved. I thought I had hallucinated a good deal of it. Turns out I didn't.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2012
    You know, I've seen Holy Mountain, sober, and I don't remember that part. But then it's a long movie with a lot to take in and digest. Also I saw it the same night I saw El Topo, so I was kind of Jodorowsky'd out.
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    Your brain cannot handle Hitlar, a movie about Hitler’s evil Pakistani gangster son

    Have you ever thought to yourself, "Gee, didn't The Boys From Brazil really lack catchy disco numbers?" Well, you're in luck, you hypothetical (and presumably insane) alternate history enthusiast!

    The 1980s Pakistani action flick Hitlar presents a parallel universe in which der Führer escaped Germany after World War II only to settle down in South Asia. Once there, the deposed tyrant threw his racial dogma to the wind and sired a son (actor Mustafa Qureshi, with swishing Teutonic locks).
    • CommentAuthorMWHS
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2012
    @nelzbub - I'd like for the game to be made, and do well. But at the same time I have my reservations. A mahoosive part of the skill of historical fencing is the tactile feedback in the bind, the sense of pressure and leverage when two swords meet. Without it, there's no reason to use any particular technique over another - the difference between closing to grapple and shooting your point over the opponent's crossguard comes from the pressure, position and intent in of the fighters in any given situation. Even with a magic lightsaber stick, you immediately lose a third of that.

    And then there's the question of how to represent wrestling well in a game. It's either a case of 'push a button and let the computer do the finishing blow for you', or you're back to timing and tactile feedback - when can a leg reap be countered, when it would be more sensible to go for an arm-bar disarm etc.

    I just can't figure out how the game can be playable without turning into Mount & Blade with a Wii controller. But then again, I don't have that much time for video games any more, given that I'm training this six nights a week...
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2012
    What he said ^^^

    Without tactile feedback of an opponent it's all so much Ghyslain Raza.
    • CommentAuthorMWHS
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2012
    Equally, I think that someone with a better understanding of medieval combat could make Mount and Blade/War of the Roses style combat control interface, but much betterer execution. After all, boxing games can be good despite not relying on the player's chin or athleticism. If you wanted to use a waggle stick rather than a mouse, fair enough (but I'm a gaming Nazi. Keyboard and mouse is best (Because why make players make large actions when they need precision control?)
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    Okay, this is a pretty damn kick ass ad for a dance event in Oulu, which is a city up here.

    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2012
    Watched the first half of this video thinking "it's funny how Finnish sounds like Japanese. How come I never noticed that before?" (I speak neither of these languages)