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Hypertography One Exhibit: Mirror’s Edge Comic

RND/ to consider a mirrors edge comic

Part of the Hypertography One Exhibit

ey saw main city like one of those creatures x lays x eggs inside body of another / resulting offspring gradually take over host leaving nothing but husk
– rhianna pratchett

in which first 12 – equally comical – minutes of mirrors edge/ catalyst may read as painfully obsolete / largely pointless – lazily written hack job poorly presented cynically tacked on amazingly cliched / nonsensical – based upon set of quote cool / quote edgy play design assumptions x only corporate drone at electronic arts would possibly consider

transcript of eye rolling laughably dire onscreen action

0:00 why begin like x – as though x best thing for ir research space/ nobody cares about ir stupid story

0:01 right off plastic bat – faith ir scared

glitch effects to indicate something wrongs with normal ordering of hyper capitalist universe of ey/tm – when in fact x merely recognition x constant interruptions exist as default norm

who are these people anyhow – will ir ever find out – how will ir find out -hopefully not through say/ static cutscenes – oh

0:02 yet another shot of single pistol shell casing floating through are – gee not seen x before

0:03 visually annoying blur of too fast flashbacks explaining nonthing – which not even adequately give impression of anything other than being seen to give sum vague general impression just for sake of n -so why bother

0:04 extreme closeup of small trauma witness building zero dramatic tension

0:07 something something said in background over superhot style breaking glass sfx cant quite make n out / too lazy to rewind video to try / catch n

0:09 more too fast flashbacks

0:12 tiny unknown hand held up to light -lite – what on earth x meant to signify

rapture – another bad terence malick flick

also/ ir owe ey lot of scrip faith

maybe so but x scene owes x viewers great deal more in terms of decent scriptwriting

0:15 uh oh x iconic tattoo again

0:20 another extreme closeup

0:21 waking up elsewhere with unfamiliar ceiling cliche

0:26 because nonthing says bright efficient / modern as having corporate logo of company in ir cell/ wow those damn graphic designers get everywhere

0:29 nonsensical sudden shot of faiths back

every new day holds promise

such inane piped jail propaganda worthy of smashing few windows in mirrored city alone

0:36 faith shaking ir head clear of bad dialog shes surrounded by / will probably have to say

0:42 because having just had nightmares of traumatic past events / being rudely awaken would make anyone want to suddenly hop off ones jail bunk / do jumping jacks / other fitness based movements

0:49 key to success lies in unlocking ir inner potential to uncritically swallow whatever hyper generic bs play developers casually slop on ir video plate

0:59 blatant ripoff of putting hands on circles on wall scene from fifth element

consider ey meat popsicle – for even continuing to watch x dross

1:03 ey like x guard – most interesting person on screen so far/ would seem cool to play real no regrets / ey glove ey job / uniformed art hole instead of sum paltry two dimensional emotional sparrow with endless reserves of pseudo inner strength / pathetically unresolved daddy issues

1:27 never mind incarceration – nonthing seems worse than having ir crimes slowly told back at ir in slow bad deadpan delivery style by sum dead eyed machine behind thick polished glass/ should have make far more of x scene

ey myself spent nine years in insane asylum / ey never had obsession of suicide but ey know each conversation with psychiatrist every morning at time of ir visit made ey want to hang elf realizing x ey would not get to cut ir throat
– antonin artaud

1:34 now if n was up to ey -clears thoat/ if ir was honestly suggesting ey would like to jail rap ir then make ir give ir visual up / down once over while saying n

1:49 if ir do not find gainful employment as steam greenlight permanent alpha early access video space crapolaware tester within 14 hours ir will permanently relocate to dayz where ir get stuck on badly placed invisible geometry forever

2:01 unintended audio ambiguity – sounds like guard said dressing rooms to left/ batch

2:06 unintended lingering shot of guard accidentally suggesting ey might actually play important role later andor act as part of resistance or something -now ir reaching rob

2:32 faith looks up / out at megacity as if never seen n before – yet not sigh or say anything so ir have to guess what ey thinks

2:43 unlikely placement of large ultra high quality videoscreen – right in front of jail/ just in case ir come out/ immediately want to check ir myfakeface share price

2:48 no guard remarks on faiths actions / ability to suddenly slide along ground

2:55 distracted guard -distracted by bland uninspiring play design

3:13 suddenly closed doors syndrome -would seem amusing to see faith get stuck between ey by ground sliding

3:23 guards abuse someone/ oh wow what kind of society x anyway – like ir not have guessed / had to remind ey again/ also – check out guard nearest not even looking in ir direction

3:40 exit by lensflare

3:43 in which only hipsters would consider x tosspot good character design with ir gwat worthy sunglasses at night look / ir quote iconic/tm designer hoodie/ in which one can only hope ey dies screaming over balcony while sipping vegan decaff late

3:24 beatlink/ what x/ does ey stick in in ir eye or up ir nose

4:11 oh irony – useless ugly on screen crap ir cant switch off

4:51 as audible alarm – audible to whole city x as – would go off as soon as ir removed ir charmless bracelet

4:57 horrible red ghost detaches elf from ir body / no mention made of n/ perhaps x to reassure console peasant casuals

5:17 noah/ ah mysterious noah/ also – x all ey has to say

10:06 halt submit/ ir still there or what

10:47 seems two years in prison only made ir better at x/ yeah over seven years in development just to churn out narrative turkey – so on n goes

if only ir would all shut up for while / not keep repeating faiths name

rnd/ mirrors edge hypertography

some virtual tourism -voorism in mirrors edge

possible research arising

– all surface all time
– megacity elf as hyperreality system from which inhabitants try to escape / understand
– sodium ark review of mirrors edge
– baudrillards indifference of space
– postmodernism hyperreality / hegemony of spectacle in new hollywood

rnd/ mirrors edge catalyst

– to consider off map virtual photography exhibition for mec

fragmentary notes

– again consider mec kind of play fed in to prisoners trapped in virtual reality dungeon in order to make ir lives worse
– suggested reading/ fictions inc/ corporation in postmodern fiction film popular culture -american literatures initiative
– remarkable visuals for such generic repetitive play largely consisting of stunningly useless fetch quests
– city of glass feels completely empty/ as though sounds of everyday near future city are being piped through hidden speakers
– inherently evil krugersec hyper corporation fails to seem too much which seems bad/ ir experiments in mass control fail to take into account nobody lives in city to control/ as if precisely mirroring x black november organization fails to realize n may flower any building n wants in x bizarre simulated reality – nobody really suffers as result – nobody apart from idiots at krugersec even notices anyhow
– to consider ideology of mec/ lies in what rebecca of black november says to ey while ey busy crawling through sum bland office vent trying to ignore ir/ vague talk about consumerism which considering ir position as enemy – or at very least strong black woman – as supposed to automatically cancel out any remote argument ey seems to make/ which also seems positively anti ironic considering resarcs just payed 60 bucks for fancy running simulator
– if only x hooded hipster icarus fell to ir accidental exit while trying too hard to appear cool to indifferent universe
– in which cutscenes must die/ besides story so laughably po faced embarrassingly elf serious ey wanted to slap x surly look off faiths fizzog
– distinct lack of deafening high altitude wind noise
– weird feeling in ey virtual balls felt whenever ey jump into electronic void while reaching out for metal pipe
– in which there should be particular name given for sound of expensive running shoes on shiny surfaces – sussuido perhaps/ squeak which somehow signifies hyperreal near future nows
– ultra rich mannequins with dead soulless eyes standing around pretending to live
– wishing ey could kick x quote/ hey ey runner over here guy – in face repeatedly
– positive upbeat warning call song by chvrches as so at odds with feel of story
– irony of building sites in forever unfinished megacity
– cosmic stupidity of quote levelling up
– what would seem interesting as feminist reading of faith as ey travels / repeatedly falls through city based on rich pink male power / structure

off map virtual photography exhibit of hyperreality screens taken using nvidia ansel retinted in gimp -titan x pascal at high settings

idea/ to explore expose fragmentary city of glass off map – x ideological fractures nonlinear rhythms inherent conceptual architectural incongruities gaps glitches

result/ sprawling strangely empty megastructure without purpose or destination/ raw computational archaeology simulation of idea of sum flat dead hyper futuristic megacity – precisely dystopian because x so perfect / autonomous – elf bootstrapping virtual entity answering to nobody but x bizarre internal logic

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Hypertography One Exhibit: Aliens Colonial Game Development

RND/ to consider Aliens Colonial Gamedev

Part of the Hypertography One Exhibit

aliens colonial developer: parody webcomic kit – just fill in blanks

another permanent early access banger from those devs bringing ey best in worst of aaa digitainment

shout outs to dark horse comics resarc tony akins

re tint via theorist robert what

overall flat look nod to mighty jim steranko

phrase/ ugly job done badly by remarkably ugly resarcs/ just another long day of hard codin crunch for shake n bake studios – play space development studio owned by hyper leocorp those massive modern masters of raw crapolaware

watch with all too believing deadpan horror as crack team of quote shay dee style fly by night permanent early access asset flipping hit steam run play devs cynically pinch off ir next classic barely functional fps – #askrandy/ ey fret about sales target audiences argue about pseudo aesthetic differences in insane research universe constantly fighting ir own ha deliberate software miscreations / monsters from #playdev id – as ey pitch forward wakka wakka – ever further into ir own digital arts / void

stark heavy handed modern fable about terrifyingly absurd future present state of everyday postmodern play development on outer electronic fringes – consider #askrandy/ aliens colonial play developer now sordid online meditation on apparently still lost rat of industrial interactive entertrainment
– back cover blurb for #askrandy/ aliens colonial play developer

re aliens colonial marines

on alien isolation / video colonialism

consider research as no longer research but territories carved up/ handed over to individual industry warlords
– garmes journalist the mighty jim sterlingson

term/ video colonialism – establishment exploitation maintenance acquisition expansion of video research ip colonies in one territory by publishers from another – extension of nationalistic / corporate sovereignty over such artistic territory beyond x borders by establishment of either settler colonies or administrative dependencies – developers – in which attempts are made to directly rule displace expel or generally exterminate eg mind rippingly terrifying non indigenous lifeforms

alien isolation/ estrangement – see wikipedia distancing effect – from within gigeresque primordial reality sea

even in in fractured pc space – who even talks like x says theorist robert what – where nobody can hear anything over constant moaning sobbing/ n still appears nobody can rule make truly groundbreaking play featuring awe inducing hyperalien entities known as xenomorphs

for x what n seems to exist as alien – indomitable/ unconquerable/ displaced/ rootless – never fully manifested but always metaphor forever from sum extreme ultimate elsewhere beyond – despite shallow promises by developers to take franchise quote/ back to x roots

ripley/ x just down there in basement
aaron/ whole place as basement
ripley/ x metaphor

aliens bow to no man / company – only to ir sovereign queen – quote/ let ey tell ey about ey mother dot dot

one wonders about holographic parallels if any between relentless aggressive colonial expansion of big research play space companies in ir mindless quest for market dominance colonial expansionism / genetic survival instincts of insects like ants or bees quote/ these things aint bees man / ey know x

in both case of aliens/ colonial marines predictably reactionary next iteration alien/ isolation – both arguably just work for hire projects milking franchises – key term as colonial isolation/ cumbersome blind independent bodies pitching forward into ir own largely unaccountable ignorance of tastes desires needs of modern postmodern research communities mprc

ey also seem utterly alienated from xenomorphs – who will not f# ey over for goddamn percentage

key features of alien isolationism

– overcome ever present deadly threat – of being ripped off / experience persistent fear of failure as partially truly dynamic reactionary alien uses x dim senses to hunt ey down respond – predictably- to ey every listless move
– developers improvise hype to survive criticism/ hack systems at scripted points scavenge for vital yet uninteresting resources craft generic items to deal with each preplanned situation/ will ey evade ey badly designed enemies – distract ey or face ey head on
– explore world of fake mystery betrayal/ immerse elf in detailed yet bland setting of sevastopol decommissioned trading station on fringes of boring space/ encounter rich cast of inhabitants with dubious acting abilities in re hashed alien world scarred by fear mistrust of modern franchises attached parasitically to face of research play spaces

facing alien/ character building

n seems creative assembly are unable to clearly explain to resarcs differences between decent premise / half decent back story / exciting play mechanics – arguably none of which ey have even managed to prove ey have

in fact whole actual justification for play rests on merely repeating dubious hype about remaining true to original story as if x even good thing – something resarcs have all heard before

maybe ey imagine hiring strictly linear warhammer 40k paperback writer dan abnett to pen inherently cheesy dialogue will possibly help gloss over any potentially poor / hopelessly traditional essentially uninteresting core mechanics – despite fact every resarc will forget all ir lines mere seconds after ey have been delivered by innately flat / bizarre looking characters from deep in uncanny valley

note/ ir almost entirely wrong emphasis on shoe horning in believable characters/ who cares question/ entire play as not really about characters but rather raw horror of survival against impossible odds manifested as sum thing right out of incredible biocosmic nightmare

emphasis therefore should be entirely on true existential impossibility caused by very existence of alien – which by x very look hyper bizarre nature as psychologically impossible to deal with – for x which feels truly alien just does not compute

x very presence – mostly unseen – means ripleys entire reality as somehow already infinitely far out of joint – massively distorted torn asunder ripped apart into shreds which get sucked rapidly back into silent unconscious darkness from which creature elf seems formed

as far as any of characters ey meets actually reinforce terrifying truth of such alien reality/ fair enough – but surely there are far better more directly interactive ways to express psychological narrative philosophical ideas than crappy sci fi cutscenes / heavily expositional storytelling/ why do ir even need bunch of dead eyed npcs to tell ir what ir should be already feeling obviously / immediately

on aliens/ colonial marines as modern research life metaphor

rather than simply giving excellent damming review of aliens/ colonial marines x as though garmespot are also talking about hideousness of everyday existence – in context of xenomorphic indomitability however x could seem positively generative / dangerously organic – for as humans recede inner alien springs forth

little more than strictly functional/ resarcs deserve better than x – bland corridors – unremarkable in every way – desperately lacking in variety/ while scraps of unsettling atmosphere seep into ey bones brief moments of dread excitement are quickly supplanted by more general shrug worthy meh aura/ cumbersome cloak of nostalgia x frequently relies on copy pasted pop culture references to fill in for proper existence/ interactions are characterized by snippets of awful dialogue delivered without hint of irony – humans look every bit as synthetic as once famous androids like kim west / kanye kardashian/ are of careless nonsense/ while life in wider universe as whole seems steeped in mystery anxiety these qualities seem all but absent in x current lacklustre interpretation / on x miserable rock – shallow bit of science fiction fluff with cheap production values / indifferent attitude

x almost forgettable enough to deem unnecessary which as grievous sin for life in universe brimming with so much potential
feel x isolation/ pre-order dlc

creepy dead eyed shiny skinned rubber doll resarcs – x just idiots falling for plastic temptations of x naked dlc cash grab

one suspects another quote/ solid review right across board

jarhead 1/ what happened in there?
jarhead 2/ n was liquid situation
jarhead 1/ ey mean ir shed bed

mind ey reason ign reviews exist as probably just to make other gushing utterly uncritical / paid for reviews seem remotely legit through simple direct comparison

rnd/ impossible dream aliens colonial marines

Aliens Colonial Marines: The Impossible Dream

question/ now x gearbox has been dropped from z civil suit regarding aliens/ colonial marines do ey feel fully vindicated? do tensions with sega remain

randy pitchford/ x whole thing was huge waste of time/ z market proved n was doing its job perfectly/ z market as dispassionate – rewarding what n likes / punishing what n not/ there as objectivity / fairness in z open markets harsh firm justice

robert what/ to consider x single sentence everything about modern industry to truly believe in – randy makes n seem virtually holey in x objectively fair system of tough glove style western mainstream capitalist outlaw justice/ just beautiful

randy/ for every place z market succeeded z legal system failed as n was being manipulated by what appeared to me to be essentially mafia style extortion tactics/ sadly z manipulation would have actually worked as n had in other cases with those same guys / to z detriment of z industry / garmers / actual ey know justice/ but those guys made mistake in naming ey as defendants because ey stood up to ey x all n took – someone to stand up to them/ / so ey lost since ey didnt have legitimate case

– from garmesindustry dot biz article entitled ey seem to like making completely new things/ gearbox resident / ceo / develop keynote speaker randy pitchford/ interview with european editor dan pearson

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