• Mind fuckery in Valve games
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[QUOTE=Chrille;36547269] [B]wouldn't mind another balls to the walls scary chapter like ravenholm[/B][/QUOTE] I want something more horrible that makes you shake your fucking eyes out.
[video=youtube;ZwP8U5xuA1E]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwP8U5xuA1E&feature=player_detailpage[/video] I only just noticed. EDIT: so...many...clocks... :suicide:
[QUOTE=Rowtree;36512859]I think the whole reason that Black Mesa East and White Forest were assaulted so heavily was because of Gordon being there. Rather odd that both bases were assaulted heavily while Gordon was there.[/QUOTE][i]The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world.[/i]
At the end of the Meet the Pyro video when he frys the Sniper he tilts his head like a confused dog, really shows how oblivious he is to what his is doing.....
[QUOTE=Cyanogen;36568577]At the end of the Meet the Pyro video when he frys the Sniper he tilts his head like a confused dog, really shows how oblivious he is to what his is doing.....[/QUOTE] I could've sworn I heard some really high pitched screaming.
[QUOTE=X6ZioN6X;36570251]I could've sworn I heard some really high pitched screaming.[/QUOTE] One of them thinks he's making flowers grow, everyone happy, and everything sounds like a baby laughing and the other is being burned alive. Which one is screaming then?
[QUOTE=SlickBlade;36548216][IMG]http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100308140827/half-life/en/images/8/8d/Ep1_alyx_vs_stalker.jpg[/IMG] The stalker train scene is somewhere no player can be comfortable at any point. [IMG]http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/3361/hl2ep1alyxattackedbystaxu6.jpg[/IMG] Feel bad for Alyx too, it's bad enough that she couldn't get away from it, but it must have been screaming at her for ages till Gordon woke up from the crash.[/QUOTE] That's interesting, because I actually found that scene to be quite erotic... [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7-UWoZN5WY[/media]
I've always thought the Consul, Manhack Arcade, and the Air Exchange were pretty unsettling. The Consul was supposed to be a ruthless dictator and revealed that later on in the story, he was to become an immortal creature off of combine life support technology. The Manhack Arcade was pretty messed up too because what the citizens thought was a simple arcade game where you play as a manhack, they are actually controlling real ones and murdering both citizens and refugees. The Air Exchange idea was to show how the Combine was ridding vital resources including oxygen from Earth and replacing it with their own deadly gas, causing all citizens to wear gasmasks and aprons and if they took the mask off, they'd be "coughing up bloody foam."
I think the idea of the Manhack Arcade is kind of silly. it's unsettling to imagine people killing eachother with an arcade game, but how stupid do these people have to be to not find it in the least bit odd that this alien empire brought their video games, out of no profit to themselves, to Earth? "oh yeah these aliens came and enslaved all of Earth and they hate humans, but look guys! [I]they brought us video games![/I]" where the fuck is all the savviness? it's like they've been given a cup of tea by their absolute worst enemy, and absolutely no one is suspicious that it might be poisoned.
Maybe it worked like the gladiator games of ancient Rome, in that it entertained the masses and kept them from rioting, while also having the citizens kill political defectors and rebels.
Yeah but it would be pretty suspicious that the games are set in the exact same world as the one they live in. Especially since you're killing refugees and citizens.
Maybe people just accepted the belief that it was propaganda, but played it anyway since there were no alternatives. I don't know, I think it could work, in a reality that is so detached from ours.
[QUOTE=Cone;36574771]I think the idea of the Manhack Arcade is kind of silly. it's unsettling to imagine people killing eachother with an arcade game, but how stupid do these people have to be to not find it in the least bit odd that this alien empire brought their video games, out of no profit to themselves, to Earth? "oh yeah these aliens came and enslaved all of Earth and they hate humans, but look guys! [I]they brought us video games![/I]" where the fuck is all the savviness? it's like they've been given a cup of tea by their absolute worst enemy, and absolutely no one is suspicious that it might be poisoned.[/QUOTE] Well the combine don't actually hate humans, they're just draining the planet of its resources and the Earth happened to have sentient life.
[QUOTE=X6ZioN6X;36578069]Well the combine don't actually hate humans, they're just draining the planet of its resources and the Earth happened to have sentient life.[/QUOTE] well yeah but the distinction isn't very relevant when you're given a video game by the empire that came the fuck out of nowhere, brutally subjugated the human race, is screwing over Earth, and is gradually turning humanity into cyborg super-soldiers they might not hate humans but they sure as fuck hate dissenting thought
[QUOTE=Chrille;36575647]Maybe it worked like the gladiator games of ancient Rome, in that it entertained the masses and kept them from rioting, while also having the citizens kill political defectors and rebels.[/QUOTE] Panem et circenses.
[QUOTE=_Axel;36575686]Yeah but it would be pretty suspicious that the games are set in the exact same world as the one they live in. Especially since you're killing refugees and citizens.[/QUOTE] maybe, like pyro, they see cartoonish characters instead of real people.
[QUOTE=MightyMax;36586796]maybe, like pyro, they see cartoonish characters instead of real people.[/QUOTE] Well, yeah, if they are sufficiently advanced technologically this would be possible :v: Wouldn't really fit with the overall mood of the game, though. Especially since the version of HL2 the arcade rooms are from was a lot darker than on release.
[QUOTE=Rowtree;36512859]I think the whole reason that Black Mesa East and White Forest were assaulted so heavily was because of Gordon being there. Rather odd that both bases were assaulted heavily while Gordon was there.[/QUOTE] did you forget the part where alyx and the vort saw the combine fleet already heading for white forest after she was healed although the black mesa east part is true since mossman reported his presence to breen
The first part of the game has a really lonely depressing vibe to it, and playing highway 17 for the first time is also really eerie, especially [i]that[/i] house, but also there's a section of the road before the gas station where there's just burned out cars everywhere, and a corpse beside a bicycle... sad. first moment where I really realised how intense the war must have been. interesting how the game gradually reveals a lot of details to you, like they don't tell you up front what the combine are, but somewhere along the way you realize that what you're fighting used to be human.
and for the love of god, what was that video of some map with this song playing (about 30 seconds into the video) and some scary shit? I'm looking so hard for it. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyqUj3PGHv4[/media]
[QUOTE=vagrant;36599852]and for the love of god, what was that video of some map with this song playing (about 30 seconds into the video) and some scary shit? I'm looking so hard for it. [/QUOTE] I think I know what you're talking about. It was a modified version of a map from the Found on the Tape ARG (The ARG just kinda stopped)... [editline]fsdfs[/editline] [URL]http://thebronasium.com/foundonthetape/maps/foundonthetape_4/maps/[/URL] Here is the original version of the map, I'm looking to see if I can find the version you were talking about, But I fear it was lost with Megaupload. [editline]3rd July 2012[/editline] [video=youtube;zaVJHKbesUk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaVJHKbesUk[/video] Not sure if this is the exact video, but I found one of what I think you're talking about.
[QUOTE=Chaotic Lord;36602396] [video=youtube;zaVJHKbesUk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaVJHKbesUk[/video] [/QUOTE] -I'd better snip this before it gets worse-
[QUOTE=Chaotic Lord;36602396]I think I know what you're talking about. It was a modified version of a map from the Found on the Tape ARG (The ARG just kinda stopped)... [/QUOTE] That ARG! The memories...
[QUOTE=Mikolah;36604714]That ARG! The memories...[/QUOTE] R.I.P. FotT ARG. (2011-2011) Gone too soon.
Not really a mindfuck but I never understood what was going on when Gordon was approaching Breen's room with Judith. He was in the prisoner pod but there were no rails. He appeared to be floating.
[QUOTE=oskutin;36523957][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/8SfjX.png[/IMG][/QUOTE] Doesn't this look like the room where you wake up in Portal 2?
[QUOTE=Justjake274;36652296]Not really a mindfuck but I never understood what was going on when Gordon was approaching Breen's room with Judith. He was in the prisoner pod but there were no rails. He appeared to be floating.[/QUOTE] Maybe there was hidden advisor somewhere?
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnhwN_w_0XQ[/url] The soldier is being eaten alive and the first thing he worries about is his teammates. How loving :(
[QUOTE=Half-Life 3;36667452][url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnhwN_w_0XQ[/url] The soldier is being eaten alive and the first thing he worries about is his teammates. How loving :([/QUOTE] "Area is not secure" :(
"Medic?"
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