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April 28, 2008

Play with me, baby!

Filed under: media — Tags: , , — Adri @ 22:01

Previously: WarGames: The Dead Code

Well, there’s a trailer now. I have to admit, it seems *slightly* more exciting than I’d originally expected. In all honesty, I’ll probably end up watching it some day, assuming I can find it on BitTorrent (which is pretty much a guarantee, seeing as misery loves company.. evidenced by the fact that several people uploaded The Pet *twitch*).

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February 18, 2008

Would you like to play a game?

Filed under: media — Tags: , , , — Adri @ 13:28

Coming out sometime this year: WarGames 2: The Dead Code

Oh god, why?

Wikipedia says:

The movie will star Matt Lanter as a computer whiz named Will Farmer who engages a government super-computer named Ripley in an online terrorist-attack simulation game. Little does he know that the online game he plays is actually part of a sophisticated piece of government spyware designed to find potential terrorists. Homeland Security, now believing Farmer to be a terrorist, sets out to apprehend him.

Found on IGN: “Ripley is a paranoid nutjob who’s hell-bent on placing pretty much everyone on Earth in a 3×3 cell, lest they turn unpredictably hostile.”

So.. it’s basically the same plot, only updated for the “War Against Terror”, and with a computer who appears to be a cross between his predecessor Joshua and HAL 9000?

Supposedly the original name was “The Re-Deadening” (à la The Simpsons?).

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While I’m on the topic of computers/hackers in film:

I came across this Hackers reference recently on I Has a Hot Dog, which led to me needing to watch the relevant clip on YouTube. I haven’t seen this film in years, and I’d somehow forgotten how incredibly, painfully bad it was.

“What code DOESN’T do in real life (that it does in the movies)” by Matthew Inman

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