The Joystique

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The Joystique

Postby Graham » 08 Jun 2009, 21:19

Granted, some of the E3 stuff looks really cool (the tech for Natal is stunning) but... what's wrong with a controller guys?

HUGE thanks to Justin McElroy from Joystiq for his guest appearance.



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Re: The Joystique

Postby Patriot » 08 Jun 2009, 21:23

Nice haircut Paul.
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Re: The Joystique

Postby Kevco » 08 Jun 2009, 21:27

If only we could select our favorite Mel Brooks movies the old fashioned way again. Good stuff.
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Re: The Joystique

Postby Gamma » 08 Jun 2009, 21:29

Thank you so much for this video.

It's so blatantly obvious that they decided to over complicate things. And come on Sony, a glowing ping pong ball?


I must say the way the video was presented it felt like an actual proper presentation for such a device. I want one so bad.


PS. I do look forward to the applications of Natal for computer interfaces, games don't need that tech.
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Re: The Joystique

Postby Master Gunner » 08 Jun 2009, 21:30

Not surprising, but fully enjoyable.
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Re: The Joystique

Postby Zivlok » 08 Jun 2009, 21:30

The video's not working for me. The first time I clicked on it, Matt was on screen for about 8 seconds, and then it died. I refreshed, and now the spinning white wheel of doom won't go away...

EDIT: Nevermind, restarted Firefox, it's working normally now.
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Re: The Joystique

Postby gcninja » 08 Jun 2009, 21:30

why does matt make such a great spokes person?
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Re: The Joystique

Postby Dave-O_Boy » 08 Jun 2009, 21:31

Oh clever. great idea.
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Re: The Joystique

Postby Patriot » 08 Jun 2009, 21:33

gcninja wrote:why does matt make such a great spokes person?


In my opinion he has the best voice in the crew for things like this.
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Re: The Joystique

Postby Vaughn » 08 Jun 2009, 21:34

I hate to be the one to do this, but theres that sick douche bag part of me that will enjoy it, and he wont shut the hell up.
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Re: The Joystique

Postby Fuzzyfreaker » 08 Jun 2009, 21:35

Funny stuff, not one of my favorites, but still a very good bit. As I've said before, even when LRR isn't at the top of their game, they're still damn funny.

Loved the pit stop.
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Re: The Joystique

Postby Metcarfre » 08 Jun 2009, 21:39

...Ehhhhh...

Not my favourite. I kind of have the same reaction to this as to "Right to the Source". One extended joke for the whole vid. It was a little blah to me. The little promo vids were pretty good, though.
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Re: The Joystique

Postby Cybren » 08 Jun 2009, 21:40

On the plus side, all the cross traffic from when Joystiq presumably will link on their site will be good, but on the down side, you may have played it too straight for the internet at large to appreciate the humor

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Re: The Joystique

Postby Matt » 08 Jun 2009, 21:43

Bear in mind, I wrote this. In 48 hours. I'm hardly on our writing A-list.

That said, it's a concept video, it wasn't really intended to be laugh out loud funny.

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Re: The Joystique

Postby Graham » 08 Jun 2009, 21:44

This is always a fear we have with these vids, maintaining the lulz.
There's actually plenty of jokes throughout, if you look/listen for them, but a lot of times that doesn't work for people. Oh well.
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Re: The Joystique

Postby JesterJ. » 08 Jun 2009, 21:44

Very clever, I liked it a lot.

In contrary to what other people said, I thought you paced the humor really well throughout the video. The reveal of it being a Joystick obviously wasn't surprising, but you guys worked it really well.

It gave me a chuckle when, by the end of the video, Matt had stopped pronouncing it "Joy stEEEk," and went right back to "Joystick." Or "stique." I never know. Silly Canadians...
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Re: The Joystique

Postby Metcarfre » 08 Jun 2009, 21:46

I think I got the majority of them, but my reaction to them was less LOLOLOL and more, "ah, yes, I see what you did there *nods*".
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Re: The Joystique

Postby Lag » 08 Jun 2009, 21:47

That was HILARIOUS especially considering how fat you guys wrote, shot, and edited it. Nice work. Who were you guys able to get justin mcelroy involved? That was just funny.
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Re: The Joystique

Postby Zivlok » 08 Jun 2009, 21:48

Enjoyed it a lot! There weren't as many jokes per se (though I loved calling Sony's whatchamacallit a ping pong ball), but it was a very biting and effective satire, with a hilarious parody of the Natal commercial thrown in. I loved Paul's "Your tire's are toast!" and Tim's emphatic pushing of a button.

I really enjoyed how the box art for the games (at about 4:44) were the C64 editions of the games, but the sticker on Atomic Robo-Kid was a bit tacky. Also, the crowd noises were great except for the last one, which sounded really fake, but that's nit-picking.

Also, Graham, I see what you mean about this video taking a while to edit - getting a shadow in on a green screen must be a bitch and a half to do.

So, yeah, not a real funny video, but still a very good one. The humour is all in the premise, the closeness of the parody bits to the original, and the acerbity of the satire.

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Re: The Joystique

Postby AgentGray » 08 Jun 2009, 21:50

The Natal is absolutly awesome if they make it work half as well as it sounds like it will... not for gaming, mind you, you'll look stupider then wiing with it, but for movie controls? if it gets adopted for PC usage? It's on my to-buy list for the netflix interaction alone...

Yes, I'm lazy... I'm also tired of losing the TV remote or the 360 being put down across the room and needing to do something mid-movie...

... a pingpong ball? Did they have what looked like a wiimote and say "Well..shit... we can't release this...stick a ball on top of it john." or something?

good solid video...by no means the absolute best, but good solid joke well executed.
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Re: The Joystique

Postby Vaughn » 08 Jun 2009, 21:54

I was kind of expecting a penis joke since the very beginning >_<
I suppose i should be glad it never showed up, and that it was still awesome though.
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Re: The Joystique

Postby JesterJ. » 08 Jun 2009, 21:55

Vaughn wrote:I was kind of expecting a penis joke since the very beginning >_<
I suppose i should be glad it never showed up, and that it was still awesome though.


Uhh..
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Re: The Joystique

Postby Matt » 08 Jun 2009, 21:59

heh, uh, so G and I just realised that an entire portion of the video got left on the cutting room floor, so a "director's cut" version is incoming.

lol.

akward.

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Re: The Joystique

Postby Graham » 08 Jun 2009, 22:03

The "entire portion" Matt is referring to is only about 20 seconds, but it does have that penis joke Vaughn was waiting for.
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Re: The Joystique

Postby Zivlok » 08 Jun 2009, 22:03

Nice. In the director's cut version, you might want to spell "versitile" correctly, too. Unless that's how you spell it in Canada, but you guys usually regulate your spelling differences to throwing u's in everywhere, and switching the letters e and r around.
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