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  • JMS interview on scripts and game?

    http://www.gamecloud.com/article.php?article_id=2281

    Now Straczynski (or JMS as he is known by his fans) is self publishing a series of his scripts for B5 which includes an extensive amount of behind-the-scenes material at Babylon5scripts.com. Gamecloud got a chance to ask some questions to JMS about the script books and we managed to sneak in some game related questions as well.
    Most stuff we already know, but a good read. And nice to hear rumblings of a game again.
    Milkman
    www.mhoc.net

  • #2
    JMS cheated on Doom
    Sleeping in Light-----Darnit! Shut the Window.

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    • #3
      And you didn't?

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      • #4
        Actualy no,i played the first level and gave the game to a friend, too dark can't see anything.

        Didn't like that game at all.
        Sleeping in Light-----Darnit! Shut the Window.

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        • #5
          Real meaning of the dream in season 2

          In the interview, JMS mentions his notes on the real meaning of Sheridan's prophetic dream in season two. I'm dying to know.
          I've been trying to understand the symbolism in it.
          Ivanova has a raven on her shoulder: symbol for ill-omen and solitude (that seems to fit her somewhat: she would have been killed if not for Marcus)
          Garibaldi a dove: peace (This one eludes me: in the end he does achieve exactly that... but getting to know Joe he meant more!

          Is this only my European interpretation and maybe these symbols have different meanings for Americans?
          Understanding is a three-edged sword: your side, their side and the truth.
          John Sheridan

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          • #6
            Hazarding a guess?

            Anyone hazarding a guess on my previous post?
            Understanding is a three-edged sword: your side, their side and the truth.
            John Sheridan

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            • #7
              You know, I have to admit that I never really gave the symbols themselves much thought. I'd always been stuck on the words. For what it's worth, in the script JMS specifies "...a raven or crow..." for Ivanova and "..a white bird, a dove or similar..." for Garibaldi so I wonder if it might be the colors that are more important than the exact bird?

              Jan
              "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jan
                so I wonder if it might be the colors that are more important than the exact bird?

                Jan
                And I thought there were only shades of grey...
                Understanding is a three-edged sword: your side, their side and the truth.
                John Sheridan

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                • #9
                  too dark can't see anything
                  There is a thing in the options called "gamma"... I guess it is not cheating to adapt your picture to your monitor 8o)

                  And I always cheated... it was much more fun being able to kill without getting killed... I was younger then *g*

                  PeAcE
                  greetings from austria, best known for its history and fine wine... feels like a wine cellar on a graveyard 8-)

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                  • #10
                    ... What's Doom?
                    "I think I'll pass on the tuna, thanks."

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                    • #11
                      *shocked to the core* That is as if you told me "what is Ultima" or "what is Sim City"... or "what is Maniac Mansion". It is no less than the stepping stone of a new generation of games, the "First Person Shooters". (well, you could argue that Castle Wolfenstein was the first, but compared to Doom it just sucked (IMHO)). But then again, if you are not into Computer Games I guess it is ok not to know 8o)

                      By the way, as a personal remark: I HATE First Person Shooters.. I want my adventures back *remembers the good old times* Yes, that where the times of my life...

                      PeAcE
                      greetings from austria, best known for its history and fine wine... feels like a wine cellar on a graveyard 8-)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Harrdy
                        I HATE First Person Shooters.. I want my adventures back *remembers the good old times* Yes, that where the times of my life...
                        Now we start to go REALLY off topic, but I hope the moderators will tolerate this little sidenote:

                        While it is indeed true that the future of the adventure genre looked grim after Monkey Island 4, in recent years there have been some excellent adventure titles again, like Runaway, Black Mirror, The Moment of Silence, and many others. So... as long as smaller publishers concentrate on this smaller market and still get their profits from it, we will still get 2-3 good ones a year.

                        Furthermore, thanks to ScummVM and Dosbox, those good old adventures can be played even on up-to-date computers.

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                        • #13
                          *smiles very nice* Yes, this is off topic... can I write off topic, dear nice admin? 8-)

                          Yes, praise ScummVM, you can even play with Linux 8o)

                          And I really liked Grim Fandango, it was one of the very few 3D-Adventures where the "wow, we can do 3D"-factor didn't eat away fun... but some of the minigames... oh, the minigames *frustrated murmur*

                          *looking up info about Grim Fandango* WHAT? It was from 1998??? Damn, I've gotten old...

                          PeAcE
                          greetings from austria, best known for its history and fine wine... feels like a wine cellar on a graveyard 8-)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Harrdy
                            *smiles very nice* Yes, this is off topic... can I write off topic, dear nice admin? 8-)
                            You kinda did already, y'know?

                            Carry on, folks. If you actually have lots of gaming discussion saved up, though, you can always start a thread in 'off-topic'.

                            Question from a non-gamer: My sister is a gamer and has a major string of computers linked up so she can play 'old' games. Is this "ScummVM and Dosbox" something I should tell her about so she can play them on her spiffy brand new computer without the old ones?

                            If you can answer in english and not 'gamer', that would be extra appreciated.

                            Jan
                            "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                            • #15
                              Techie: If her processor is up to snuff then the emulation slowdowns won't be too bad, and yeah, she just has to install the dosbox emulation and get it set up. The ScummVM isn't so much emulation as it is porting so that'll be fine no matter what kind of hardware she has.

                              English: She got one really really good machine? Yeah. ScummVM will run on anything. DosBox requires a bit of power.

                              Off-Topic: I <3 Grim Fandango.

                              Further Off-Topic: I've been told I missed out on a whole lot by never playing the Gabriel Knight games (I further think the world missed out by never playing Tex Murphy, but hey). I could EBay for 'em, but if anyone knows where I might track that series down in retail....
                              Last edited by Radhil; 11-21-2005, 10:20 AM.
                              Radhil Trebors
                              Persona Under Construction

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