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More Elite 4 stuff

Post by Killer Wolf » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:48 pm

not sure if this has been posted, it's dated July '11 and the Wiki "rumour mill" only lists a Feb article

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011- ... ery-slowly
some of the comments were amusing though.

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Post by SandJ » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:54 pm

I played Elite as a spotty teenager.

The computer I played it on got worn out and its replacement was left in the loft of my 2nd house.

Since then I have married, started a Limited Company, run it for 16 years and then shut it down again.

My brother is now a grandfather and I am a grand-uncle many times over.

The Star Wars trilogy became nine films long.

Three attempts have been made at filming The Lord of the Rings, and at least one of those was completed.

I do not believe Elite IV will occur in my lifetime ... I'm already in my mid-40s.

Here's a "I believe" song from that era.
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Post by DaddyHoggy » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:58 pm

SandJ wrote:I played Elite as a spotty teenager.

The computer I played it on got worn out and its replacement was left in the loft of my 2nd house.

Since then I have married, started a Limited Company, run it for 16 years and then shut it down again.

My brother is now a grandfather and I am a grand-uncle many times over.

The Star Wars trilogy became nine films long.

Three attempts have been made at filming The Lord of the Rings, and at least one of those was completed.

I do not believe Elite IV will occur in my lifetime ... I'm already in my mid-40s.

Here's a "I believe" song from that era.
That is a very beautifully way of putting "aspirational vapourware"

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Re: More Elite 4 stuff

Post by Commander McLane » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:02 pm

SandJ wrote:The Star Wars trilogy became nine films long.
Which three have I missed?

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Post by Disembodied » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:17 pm

Commander McLane wrote:Which three have I missed?
The Clone Wars cartoon and the two *choke* Ewok movies. *gag* *retch*

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Post by Gimi » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:28 pm

Disembodied wrote:
Commander McLane wrote:Which three have I missed?
The Clone Wars cartoon and the two *choke* Ewok movies. *gag* *retch*
<shudders>
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Post by Killer Wolf » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:34 pm

i think the Ewok movies had more integrity than the first three eps.

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Post by Gimi » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:46 pm

Killer Wolf wrote:i think the Ewok movies had more integrity than the first three eps.
Long time since I saw them, and I don't necessarily disagree. It's their connection to the Star Wars universe which bothers my. They don't fit in in my view, and were poor attempts at milking some more money out of the franchise.
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Post by Disembodied » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:46 pm

Killer Wolf wrote:i think the Ewok movies had more integrity than the first three eps.
It's not the integrity, it's the schmaltz ... *boak*

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Post by Commander McLane » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:49 pm

Disembodied wrote:
Commander McLane wrote:Which three have I missed?
The Clone Wars cartoon and the two *choke* Ewok movies. *gag* *retch*
Ah, thanks. For full disclosure, I haven't even seen the prequels, except in this form, which may be considerably better than the films themselves. :wink:

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Post by Cody » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:54 pm

Commander McLane wrote:I haven't even seen the prequels
Ditto... the original trilogy was enough for me!
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Post by Lestradae » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:37 pm

You forgot yet another Star Wars epos.

The Star Wars Christmas Special!

It really existed, and George Lucas really pulled it as it was too horrible to behold for even the hardest SW fans.

Who still wants a sneak peak at it look here - prepare tissues and don't drink anything while you watch. In fact, perhaps you should drink heavily before you watch.

You have been warned. This piece of art apesh*te can be found here:

http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videol ... 5087-swchr

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Re: More Elite 4 stuff

Post by drew » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:32 pm

As far as I'm concerned Oolite >= Elite 4.

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Re: More Elite 4 stuff

Post by SandJ » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:48 pm

drew wrote:As far as I'm concerned Oolite >= Elite 4.
Makes sense, given that
  1. Oolite = 1.76
and
  1. Elite 4 = 0
then
  1. Oolite > Elite 4
ergo
  1. Oolite >= Elite 4
QED.
8)

BTW, should threads about Elite 4 be in the 'Fiction' forum?
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Re: More Elite 4 stuff

Post by drew » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:58 am

SandJ wrote:BTW, should threads about Elite 4 be in the 'Fiction' forum?
No. We deliver stuff in the fiction forum. :D

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