The New York Geeks dusted off their shoe boxes, dug out their binders, and are ready to exchange and examine the world of trading cards. Tap two mana to join us.
We do dorkdom Big Apple style.
[Forgot to mention our latest episode -- "When Computers Were Magic" -- coming on Monday. In the meantime, enjoy this review. -- ed.]
Tron has been aging on a disconnected hard drive for the last 28 years. A Western Digital My Book, from the looks of it.
The first Tron has inspired countless (every?) animator alive today. And if you need to check the changes in the world from the ’80s, remember the oft-quoted fact that Tron was not qualified for special FX awards because “using computers was cheating.” A while ago I re-watched Tron on my Mac laptop, via a possibly torrented movie file from a friend. In the ’80s, computers looked like this:
The whole idea of Tron was inspired by this machine, and the possibilities that came with it. Enter static flickers, black lights, spinning disks (direct technical influence) and motorcycles. Would it have been too much to ask for a new Tron that was equally influenced by today’s world of Apple, Sony, Facebook, and Google? Do we not have an equally inspiring technical society today, that looks good even in plaid and thick-rimmed glasses?
Show notes to come.
When I watched this I was half smiling and half gritting my teeth in embarrassment.
From Konami’s E3 2010 highlights.
“Won millyun twooops…..luv u guyz.”
Made by our friend Christi Bertelsen. I wish this was a real Chase card I could order.
The New York Geeks leave their comfort zone and head to Boston for the 2010 Penny Arcade Expo. Listen along as they attempt to get into various panels, play games, mingle with the crowds, and decompress after days spent among their nerd brethren.