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The movie WarGames

Postby W31RD0 » Sun Aug 27, 2006 9:58 pm

Don't know if this already is somewhere on the forums, but at least I'm not bumping old topics like this.
I just saw the movie WarGames (awesome by the way) and I noted one of the last things the computer says:
"Strange game. The only winning move, is not to play."
Am I the only thinking that Introversion actually has the possibility to build up tension about a game, with that goal, i.e. you actually won't be able to play, you'll just be able to see that text on the screen? It would be incredibly mean, an unthinkable, but it is possible.
Anyway, just stumbled upon it, and wanted to hear if you got anything to say about it?

(Somehow I feel this topic shouldn't have been created.)
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Re: The movie WarGames

Postby Montyphy » Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:04 pm

W31RD0 wrote:Am I the only thinking that Introversion actually has the possibility to build up tension about a game, with that goal, i.e. you actually won't be able to play, you'll just be able to see that text on the screen?


Um, this may just be me misunderstanding but did you just suggest that Introversion releases a "game" which displays the text "Strange game. The only winning move, is not to play." on the screen while making players think if they wait long enough they might get to play Defcon?
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Postby SuVir » Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:06 pm

HE KNOWS TOO MUCH
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Postby W31RD0 » Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:06 pm

yeah, something like that. Don't know how I came to think of it. Problably just because I'm to tired.
I really doubt that Introversion would do that, but it would make a nice aprils-fool, at least if the game was released on 1st of april.

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Postby Montyphy » Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:15 pm

Ah, so you mean like a parody of that scene for use as a trailer/demo using splices of video from Defcon?
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Postby W31RD0 » Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:20 pm

yeah, more or less. Actually, I was just thinking about a black screen, with the text "Strange game. The only winning move is not to play". But including movieclips from when W.O.P.R. plays the game, and then ending with the text, and a link is a great idea.
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Postby Babylon5 » Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:18 pm

I just thought...

That would make a great ending for Defcon, if it was a story-driven game.
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Postby Montyphy » Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:22 pm

What do you mean "if"? Defcon IS story driven and it goes something like this... I take my nukes, turn them sideways and ram them deep in the orifices of your continent until you submit or die, preferably both. :wink:
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Postby Babylon5 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:04 am

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Postby Mas Tnega » Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:12 pm

Montyphy wrote:What do you mean "if"? Defcon IS story driven and it goes something like this... I take my nukes, turn them sideways and ram them deep in the orifices of your continent until you submit or die, preferably both. :wink:
No... the story is: EVERYONE JUMP ON THE US!

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