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  1. Does anyone remember the similar compilation video that was made around 2012 for 2D platform games? It was called "Go Right" and consisted of numerous platformers' sprite animations for running to the right, zoomed in to fill most of the screen height, and smoothly edited together into a sequence. Here are a couple of pages about it from the time: https://www.vice.com/en/article/4x484g/igo-righti-celebrates-the-joy-of-platform-based-games https://www.hypable.com/go-right-pays-tribute-to-the-platformer/ Unfortunately, the original YouTube upload
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    The stupid ones are still the best: Dark Souls memes! Obscenely difficult Dark Souls challenge runs! Sonic 1: Omochao Edition is one that's all about intentionally annoying the player, so the joke gets old very quickly. But it's quite fun for the first seconds after you see what it's doing:
  3. Here is a compilation of streamers who've never played Halo playing through 343 Guilty Spark for the first time. Yeah, they're playing up their Annoying Terrified Streamer Reactions for the camera (especially once the Flood swarm finally attacks), and I'm not sure I completely believe they were all that unaware of the Flood's existence in advance. But it shows that the build-up to the Flood reveal still works pretty well for first-time players: From Halo 2 onwards they added a feature where if the game detects you're in a loop of dying within a few
  4. They're not really flooded, it's just the lighting making it look that way.
  5. I posted a few months ago about how I had to give up on John Le Carre's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: https://www.rllmukforum.com/index.php?/topic/319368-differing-types-of-brain-function-and-memory/&do=findComment&comment=12973154
  6. I'm shocked to hear all this hatred for The Doors. You mean you don't all appreciate the genius of MISTER MOJO RISING? MOJO RISING RISING RISING RISING RIIIISSSINNNNG (I like Light My Fire, Break on Through, Riders on the Storm, and People Are Strange.)
  7. That is true. When I first heard him in Curse of Monkey Island, he was different from how I'd imagined the character's voice. But that difference was appropriate, since Curse was such a change for the series. The Special Editions of the first two MI games definitely had some line readings that were different from how I'd imagined them.
  8. I should probably put this in the fantasy recommendations thread instead, since it's prose rather than comics... but Alan Moore has signed a deal with Bloomsbury for a five-volume fantasy series and a set of short stories: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/may/03/im-bursting-with-fiction-alan-moore-announces-five-volume-fantasy-epic
  9. As well as the "S" from Kamala's Ms Marvel costume, the "A" in the film's logo uses a design similar to Monica Rambeau's Spectrum costume from the comics. So that suggests that she'll have a pretty prominent role in the movie too.
  10. Not many point-and-click adventures have been mentioned yet! There's a lot of dialogue in those, and it's important that the main characters are voiced well enough to avoid becoming annoying. Dominic Armato as Guybrush Threepwood in the Monkey Island games, and Tony Plana as Manny in Grim Fandango are the most obvious ones. Also, I played the first Discworld game before I read any of the books, and it took a long time before I stopped imagining Carrot with Rob Brydon's voice, and Rincewind as Eric Idle!
  11. Michael Ironside as Sam Fisher in the Splinter Cell games. He's very good at playing an unfazed tough guy with a deadpan sense of humour! Don Jordan as his boss Lambert was good too. That character was recast with a celebrity actor for one game: Dennis Haysbert, 24's President Palmer, played him in Pandora Tomorrow. His performance was fine, and I remember Steven Poole saying in one Edge column that the game was enhanced by his participation, because you had this guy who played an incorruptible paragon on 24 was asking you to carry out all these morally dubious actions. But the thi
  12. We'll finally get a Bayonetta 3 trailer. I was originally going to predict that it'll just be a teaser trailer without any gameplay footage... but then I checked, and the first announcement trailer was December 2017 - they must have more to show by now, right?
  13. That's true, and the Hollywood Reporter interview has a line acknowledging that: "(The prequels have grown in admiration in the intervening years, particularly among the millennials who grew up with them.)" I blame r/prequelmemes. Still, liking the prequels is more understandable to me than another example of fandom reassessment of unpopular films that I saw earlier today: Spider-Man was trending on Twitter, and there were several people claiming that the Amazing Spider-Man movies are better than both the MCU and Raimi Spidey movies.
  14. The New Yorker interviewed John Swartzwelder! https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-interview/john-swartzwelder-sage-of-the-simpsons He talks about working at ad agencies and on SNL, and his self-published novels. I'm not going to copy and paste the whole Simpsons section of the interview (the website makes it awkward to do that on a phone), but here's some of it:
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