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13 Comments

  1. Spaceboots
    December 11, 2010 at 12:06 pm — Reply

    If I was a celebrity, I’d release my image into the public domain after I died so anybody could use it. That’s how you become a cultural deity. Also known as syndication.

  2. December 11, 2010 at 12:10 pm — Reply

    Why is it on the weekend podcasts while everything is loose, it veers into Porn talk?

    • December 11, 2010 at 2:52 pm — Reply

      Why is it on the weekend podcasts while everything is loose, it veers into Porn talk?

      Because Schleicher is involved… :D

      • December 12, 2010 at 6:58 pm — Reply

        And yet Matthew was the one that mentioned it first…

        • December 13, 2010 at 4:33 pm — Reply

          And yet Matthew was the one that mentioned it first…

          What? HERESY!!!

          I don’t even OWN a pornograph anymore!

  3. Graham
    December 11, 2010 at 4:04 pm — Reply

    Great issue. You guys should play word association again

  4. Ricco
    December 11, 2010 at 6:58 pm — Reply

    Wow, George Lucas needs to be stopped, 3d Star Wars? Making episodes 7-8-9 ? Animating the dead? That last one came out a bit too zombie, sorry. He should just stick with Clone Wars and stop trying to be great again.

    I hate the idea of buying a dead person’s image to animate it, how long before you just start buying the image of live actors? Why pay a guy millions per movie when you can buy his image for hundreds of millions and just profit from this and make him do whatever they want. It’s like the movie “Simone”, how long before flesh and blood actors are replaced by computer animated versions? Movies are been filmed in digital and then edited by computer anyway, why keep the humans at all? Plus you can make them do anything, lets take Matthew’s exemple, would you want some big shot buying the image of your dead relative and make them do unspeakable acts? And what about porn?(since the weekend podcast is all about porn anyway) Since parodies are legal what’s stopping them from using the same technology to put dead celebrities in their movies?

    • Mark
      December 11, 2010 at 7:12 pm — Reply

      http://www.collider.com/2010/12/07/george-lucas-not-digitally-resurrecting-dead-actors/

      The original quote was from a comedian. Everyone wants to believe George is the devil so people ran with it without thinking about the source.

      • Ricco
        December 11, 2010 at 7:20 pm — Reply

        This helps to restore my faith in humanity, thank you.

      • TheNewNum.2
        December 12, 2010 at 6:31 pm — Reply

        My favorite line from that article was: “It’s amusing that Lucas’ hubris has become so infamous that him digitally recreating the likes of Katherine Hepburn and Fred Astaire for his own morbid curiosity isn’t all that hard to believe for the majority of the movie-going public.”

        …he has a point. It was in fact very easy to believe. The morality of such a decision was rightly questioned, but nobody really stopped to think “y’know this might be a tad far-fetched. Maybe we can’t believe everything we hear reports of coming out of Hollywood.”

      • December 12, 2010 at 6:57 pm — Reply

        It probably should be noted that the story was not debunked until after this episode had been recorded.

  5. Blackthunder01
    December 13, 2010 at 9:03 am — Reply

    Damn you Rodrigo! You caught on to my true intention for loving Tomb Raider. I’ve always wanted to be one of the models to portray Lara. lol

    I’ll try not to rant but … it’s hard. (First, Tomb Raider Chronicles has a level where you PLAY as an 18 year old Lara.) Tomb Raider is a game that defined the future of video games for me. It’s the same thing as taking Mario and making him a mobster that was rolled up in a carpet, chucked in the river, sucked into a whirlpool, showed up in the Mushroom Kingdom, and tried to redeem himself by becoming a hero. It’s that kind of change to a character. Tomb Raider has NEVER been about sex appeal to me. It’s always been a game about over combining death traps and solving puzzles through gun play and acrobatics. Tomb Raider has always been a game primarily about a bad ass chick being a bad ass. The reboot took an origin that was barely touched before and turned into a very well told story. They added drama to Tomb Raider. They made 3 really sucessful games and then decided it wasn’t sucessful enough? Gah? I’d be okay with rebooting the franchise if it didn’t feel like they were destroying every reason I play a Tomb Raider game in the process. After reading the GameInformer article about the new game this is what I see:

    1. Action/Adventure game made into a shooter
    2. Bad ass main character being turned into someone who will cry throughout the game. (They actually stated that they wanted and plan to have Lara crying and having break downs through out the game as things get harder.)
    3. A history that we’ve always dealt with in one way or another gets trashed
    4. An unnecessary reboot and the end of a great story line
    5. An end to the live models (which were fun)
    6. a lot of hate towards every game that came before. Seriously, there was a LOT of name calling in that article about how Tomb Raider was a failed franchise. Which is strange because I though it was very highly praised.
    7. the switch from exploration game to a (horror) survival game (more like Resident Evil)
    8. the introduction of violence and gore for no reason more than shock value
    9. taking a game franchise and turning it into something completely different so that it’s more in line with its competitors while losing everything the franchise embodies.

    /rant

    • Blackthunder01
      December 13, 2010 at 9:06 am — Reply

      ^Uh … I was supposed to write “over coming” not “over combining”.

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