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Dec 4, 2009


This week Lando and I are talking movies, starting off with the merits of remakes and moving into the importance of resonance, especially in death. We end up spilling into comics for a bit, and we finish with a contemplation of the great deaths in movies. Enjoy!

Opening Music: "Alive WIP v2" by George Carpenter
Closing Music: "Born Under A Bad Sign" performed by The Great Oglee Moglee Blues Band


Lando
almost nine years ago

Drowning, probably the worst way to go. Burning to death is my second. What do you guys think?

Dave (UK)
almost nine years ago

I think drowning RESONATES with me because I had personal canoeing crisis back in my youth. I now have the experience of what it is to panic under water. I don\'t like it one bit. I couldn\'t comment on other methods of demise. I\'ve felt I\'ve come close on a couple of occasions, drugs were to blame on those occasions. I won\'t touch the damn things now, too unpredictable. I will get in canoe though...

(Do you know the reCaptcha just asked me to enter \"Viet-\" & \"mange\". What are the odds!?)

Crescendo
almost nine years ago

Lando, if you want death to have more meaning in games, you ought to investigate the \"roguelike\" genre.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roguelike

A more contemporary take on the roguelike idea is a game called \"Spelunky.\" Spelubky has all the main features of roguelikes such as permenant death and randomly generated content, but the graphical style and platforming gameplay make it more accessible.

It\'s a small download and is very fun. Despite its simple aesthetic and deceptively simple gameplay, it is in my opinion actually one of the most well-thought-out games to have been released lately.

Give it a try.

http://www.spelunkyworld.com/original.html

Benjamin Santiago
almost nine years ago

Also good about Iron Man 2: Don Cheadle > Terrance Howard.

Dave (UK)
almost nine years ago

As soon as you said something was missing from the trailer I knew what you were going to say. The owl was called Bubo and wasn\'t made by Athena, she went to see Hephaestus and he made it for her. Joe, I think I\'ve finally out-geeked you!

For a while I was starting to wonder why the choice of title, then I realised that \"from start to finish\" you cannot escape the word. I\'m going to hear that everywhere now...

Death scenes: The Abyss. Although she gets revived, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio drowning. I hate that scene; every time I panic.