Title: Prometheus: Anyone else nail-bitingly excited?
Description: Also, Guild Wars 2
Douggie - March 18, 2012 06:32 PM (GMT)
If you haven't seen the trailer, 1080p that shit right now.
In case you haven't kept up, Ridley Scott returns to the Alien series to direct an fairly disconnected prequel, based in the same universe, explaining some of the back story. That means no Ripley, no Alien, and seeing as what the sequels did to both (dead, ruined) this is probably a good thing. Scott hasn't directed a film in the franchise since the original Alien, and fuck me does this look good.
Also, Guild Wars 2. It looks awesome. I might be about to purchase an MMO for the first time and i'm worried. Anyone else considering it? No monthly fees says good investment! ;)
Ham - March 18, 2012 07:48 PM (GMT)
Aliens are scary. Cool trailer though. I love how it's set in 2085. We'll probably still be alive by then and we won't even have gone back to the Moon.
As for Guild Wars 2, I haven't heard a whole lot about it. I just read the Wikipedia article, and I'm not blown away by any headline features. What makes you (of all people) think it'll be that great?
Douggie - March 18, 2012 08:26 PM (GMT)
Perpetual large scale siege battles, nice graphics/art style combo, no monthly fee and without going into too much detail the character race/specialisations set up has me very interested. I especially like the lack of dedicated healing class, brings back memories of PSO. If you work your way through the Guild Wars 2 wiki
, there's plenty of info there to try and convince you :D it would be great to have you on there, I already know a number of other people who wanna play it.
Also, Prometheus unfortunately is forced into its setting by the timeline of the 1979 Alien movie, as it has to come a certain time before that, which was early 22nd century.
Stu - March 18, 2012 09:22 PM (GMT)
Why won't we have been back to the moon by 2085.
Don't be so pessimistic.
Ham - March 18, 2012 09:40 PM (GMT)
I just reckon there's no real gain in going back, so no one will. Too much to sort out on Earth before putting people on the Moon's worth doing. It'll be cool if I'm proven wrong. Anyway, we won't have the kind of stuff they've got in that video. By like 300 years.
And this is all assuming civilisation DOESN'T collapse.
Marvin - March 18, 2012 09:44 PM (GMT)
Stu - March 18, 2012 10:08 PM (GMT)
Having a moonbase to launch spacecraft from would be so much better than launching stuff from earth.
Also 'sorting out earth problems' is totally a cop-out response.
Ham - March 18, 2012 11:49 PM (GMT)
It's a valid response. As a human race, we're not just sitting around, well-fed, sustainably generating energy and resources, looking for some bold new adventure to go on. Every penny we spend on going to the Moon would be better spent on a hundred other things. If I was in charge, I wouldn't go to the Moon. As for a moonbase for launching stuff, I've heard the idea before but I'm not sure I completely understand it. What's so much better?
Rare-earth metals sound interesting though. Do we know they're present on the Moon, or would we be sending surveyors up there?
Marvin - March 19, 2012 09:39 AM (GMT)
We'd have to survey first but it'd be kind of foolish to assume that there is no mineral wealth at all on the moon, considering its size and likely origins.
Basically as soon as the electronics industry notices we're running out of lithium, platinum etc. we're going to look to space for more.
Ham - March 19, 2012 02:55 PM (GMT)
I'm excited. Although I won't rest until we terraform Mars.
In other news, I met a guy at a party a few weeks ago who said I was an idiot because I believed that the 1969-72 Moon landings were real! Fun was had by all.
Douggie - March 19, 2012 04:04 PM (GMT)
Make like Buzz Aldrin and punch him in the face.
(Note: that was the funniest thing ever)
Stu - March 19, 2012 04:44 PM (GMT)
Marvin - March 19, 2012 04:48 PM (GMT)
Tell Republicans that Al Qaeda already have a base on Mars
Ham - March 22, 2012 06:37 PM (GMT)
I just heard a statistic that I'd never considered before. There were only 66 years between the invention of the first aircraft and the first moon landing.
Stu - March 22, 2012 09:49 PM (GMT)