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  1. 1 hour ago, AluminumHaste said:

    They would have to secure the rights to do so, good luck with that. Recently they fell under the umbrella of embracer group, so now back with Eidos.

    Would Eidos be willing to allow that? They otherwise would just be sitting on old IPs for good games without doing jack shit for them, like the Gex IP or Akuji the Heartless. 

  2. Maybe after they do System Shock as a series, they could remake the original Thief trilogy. Would be great to introduce REAL Thief to a new generation, and not the pale imitation of Thief 4, even if it was OK as a standalone game it was not up to the "Thief" reputation.

  3. What sort of diseases and parasites exist within the world of The Dark Mod? Is there an equivalent if the Black Death? Can zombies spread through bites? Are there any magic-originating plagues concocted by vengeful pagans or sorcerers?

  4. 3 hours ago, chakkman said:

    Comparing copyright laws to Islamic regimes is a bit of a stretch.

    I'm also not quite sure about your point. These laws are there for a good reason.

    Yes, but vaporware should be fair game. The original two games in the Thief series was built with Fan-mission creation in mind. So, The engine to further create with it should also continue to be open-source.

  5. 1 hour ago, chakkman said:

    I think it's pretty self-evidently that it's not legal.

    If a law is BS, it's a duty to ignore it, like the Iranians are doing against the Hijab law their terrorist dictator is trying to force on them. 

  6. 9 hours ago, nbohr1more said:

    The original 1993 SMB movie was worked on by the creators of Max Headroom.

    They wanted it to be a cyberpunk "allusion" to the general Mario concept.

    Why were these folks given the SMB project?

    Because Nintendo wanted to somehow "appeal to teens and adults" and expand the audience so they gave the directive to Hollywood to come up with a "mature" way to tell a Mario story. The movie was in development after Sonic and Sega were positioning themselves as the more teen oriented platform and 3DO along with other "mature CD game consoles" were on the horizon. Nintendo didn't want to be relegated to be a "kids only" console (even though that designation would later help them maintain a stronghold in family console sales).

    Apparently, the draft script was amazing enough to generate interest from A list actors but the studio got cold feet and started rewriting the movie to be more and more juvenile and closer to the source material of the games ( and turned it into a big mess ).

    I don't think it requires hindsight to understand that even leading up to the release there were lots of poor decisions around the project.

    1) Other Nintendo franchises such as Zelda and Metroid were better suited to a mature story line

    2) There is no cogent way to make a "mature" story that involves a Plumber entering an alternate dimension to battle an anthropomorphic Dino-Turtle that speaks English and wants marry a human woman who is native to this same dimension

    3) Using allegories to Mario game features such as replacing Bowser with a malevolent Bowser-AI in a William Gibson style mind-jacked internet ( while cool ) would violate the expectations of people looking forward to a movie adaptation and lead to disappoint regardless of the resultant movie

    4) Cyberpunk fiction fans would be scratching their heads about why the protagonist is a plumber and why the antagonist AI \ Cyborgs, etc are in the form of Turtles, Dinos, and Mushrooms rather than reflecting the full diversity of possible Avatars

    5) You have an amazing Cyberpunk script and A list actors enthusiastic to participate in it and you decide to murder the script with rewrites rather than rebranding the project as a new science fiction film and deferring the Mario film to another team who wants to write a from scratch faithful adaptation?

    You can sorta see how things all added-up to the final results but it is still pretty baffling that nobody caught the problems earlier in the process.


    I mean, I like it.

  7. 20 hours ago, kano said:

    Now I KNOW there's another Thief game coming. Why? The original SMB movie was considered by many to be one of the worst movies of all-time. And if they are willing to give SMB a second chance on the big screen, a new Thief game just has to be on the horizon.


    I think that if I was in charge of creating a project like this, I would make it animated (the conventional way), or CG. Because, putting real people into any kind of Mario scenario just seems... wrong.

    I liked the first SMB movie as an alternative take on the series as a "cyberpunk fantasy" version.

  8. I've been binging this show tonight, I'm really digging it. Apparently it's based off the works of horror manga artist and writer Junji Ito, known as the "H.P. Lovecraft of the East"? 

  9. What is the Asia analogue in The Dark Mod like? I could imagine that with minor tweaking, a Ninja stealth mission would be possible, with local legendary creatures reskinned from existing zombies as Gaki AKA Filth-Lickers.

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  10. On 2/1/2023 at 1:59 PM, mbarkeng said:

    I understand the frustration of not being able to hear others in an online game, especially when you're trying to play with friends. Have you tried checking your audio settings or updating your drivers? If not, those might be worth a shot. If you're still having trouble, skycoach.gg might be able to help. They offer a variety of services for online games, and their team is full of experienced players who could potentially provide some assistance. Just keep in mind that this is just a suggestion, and I can't personally vouch for their services. I hope this helps, and good luck getting back to playing with your squad!

    Eh, what? I don't think this has anything to do with that. I'm just doing a thought experiment of which video game world maps you would like to turn into "digital houses" to inhabit if you were crippled and relied on Virtual Reality to simulate going to different places. Like those V.R. Trick or Treating simulators they do for kids in the hospital.

  11. I actually can understand the plot a lot better now, and I gotta say, it's even more beautiful now. It actually made me want to try and be a better person, made me self-reflective, although that could have also been me recounting the 20 out of 28 years of my life since I first saw it, and realizing I need to sort my life out. I already had decided to do Spring cleaning, but now I'm also exercising, trying to set up more outings with family members, and my lethargy & general feeling of sickness has faded away. 

  12. System Shock as a series was basically the Science-Fiction sister-series to Thief's Fantasy. Both were the flagship products of the Darkradiant engine, and I'm hoping the success of the System Shock remake has the creators try to get permission to remake Thief 1 through 3.

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