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(The New York Times)   Disney animators initially had a hard time making graphics for Wreck It Ralph video game scenes because they couldn't make them as bad as 8bit game graphics really were   (nytimes.com) divider line 78
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2012-10-26 01:22:40 PM  
Very cool article. Thanks!
 
2012-10-26 02:28:52 PM  
I'm really excited about this (saw the preview during Hotel Transylvania). If anything it'll bring back a lot of memories of old games.

Also excited about Rise of the Guardians. That looks badass.
 
2012-10-26 02:39:01 PM  
I hope they only use 7 colors (and black) at any time during the 8-bit sequences. That'll be thoroughly classic.

/or is it 6?
 
2012-10-26 02:42:08 PM  
There are a few Commodore 64s still around. farking around with BASIC is easy
 
2012-10-26 02:47:53 PM  
"We have to respect the pixel."

I tell my girlfriend that all the time, but she just keeps giggling.
 
2012-10-26 03:25:59 PM  

scottydoesntknow: I'm really excited about this (saw the preview during Hotel Transylvania). If anything it'll bring back a lot of memories of old games.

Also excited about Rise of the Guardians. That looks badass.


I'm super excited about it even though I know it was written specifically to cash in on my nostalgia and I don't care.

What's rise of the guardians?

Normally I protect myself with a thick layer of fat, poor hygiene, and cynicism. But I'm holding out this movie will be good.
 
2012-10-26 03:29:35 PM  
Subby, you shut your whore mouth!
 
2012-10-26 03:30:23 PM  
I'm excited for this movie. I like that they brought in bad guys from other popular games. Should be fun.
 
2012-10-26 03:30:28 PM  
I want to be all Old Man Cranky Pants over the headline, but I think about the kids from Back To The Future, "He's using his hands! That's a baby game!" Someday some little kid's gonna talk smack about whatever machine-gun kill orgy he's all about, because of how klunky it works.
 
2012-10-26 03:30:48 PM  
The first time I saw the trailer, It opened with the "Bad Guys Anonymous."

I turned to my wife and said "Is that Zhangeif, M. Bison, and Bowswer in a Self-Help Meeting about being evil? I'm sold. They can turn this trailer off."

I know it'shiatting all the buttons, and I just don't care.

/SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY DISNEY.
 
2012-10-26 03:32:10 PM  
CGA FTW
www.myabandonware.com
 
2012-10-26 03:33:20 PM  
The Fix It Felix, Jr game they made for this isn't half bad. Pretty easy at first but as you get up a couple levels it starts to get a little madcap. Great homage to the games of the time where if you had a quarter and an ounce of skill you could actually play a game for longer than 60 seconds.
 
2012-10-26 03:35:21 PM  
We can look forward to the "Fix-It Felix Jr." iOS game shortly, I bet.
 
2012-10-26 03:40:36 PM  

Spindle: The Fix It Felix, Jr game they made for this isn't half bad. Pretty easy at first but as you get up a couple levels it starts to get a little madcap. Great homage to the games of the time where if you had a quarter and an ounce of skill you could actually play a game for longer than 60 seconds.


I wouldn't mind versions of all three games on the website for my DSi on cart or download. Hero's Duty is easy enough to get into, good to play as a quick pick up. The tracks on Sugar Rush are actually good driving once you find the right car to use.
 
2012-10-26 03:42:15 PM  

PainInTheASP: "We have to respect the pixel."

I tell my girlfriend that all the time, but she just keeps giggling.


24.media.tumblr.com

Respect the pixel! And tame the sprite! Tame it! Take it on headfirst with the skills that I will teach you and say no! You will not control me! No! You will not take my soul! No! You will not win this game! Because it's a game, guys. You want to think it's not, huh? You want to think it's not? Go back to the schoolyard and you have that crush on big-titted Princess Peach. Respect the pixel. You are embedding this thought. I am the one who's in charge. I am the one who says yes! No! Now! Here! Because it's universal, man. It is evolutional. It is anthropological. It is biological. It is animal. We... are... Marios.
 
2012-10-26 03:42:19 PM  

GameSprocket: We can look forward to the "Fix-It Felix Jr." iOS game shortly, I bet.


already out (and free) it's a lot of fun when played with the icade
 
2012-10-26 03:45:44 PM  

kroonermanblack: What's rise of the guardians?


Here's the trailer: Link

It's about an ancient evil (fear) that threatens to take over the world (the usual stuff), except the good guys are "The Guardians", the mythical children's characters like Santa Clause (who has fully tattooed arms and played by Alec Baldwin), Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, Mr. Sandman, etc. who band together to fight it.
 
2012-10-26 03:46:15 PM  

GameSprocket: We can look forward to the "Fix-It Felix Jr." iOS game shortly, I bet.


It already exists
 
2012-10-26 03:55:07 PM  

JokerMattly: I turned to my wife and said "Is that Zhangeif, M. Bison, and Bowswer in a Self-Help Meeting about being evil? I'm sold. They can turn this trailer off."


Yeah, I was the same way. And then I watched the second trailer and realized that the homage is most likely going to be left behind Ralph as he jumps around. And the Sarah Silverman girl is a major character, which is a turn-off to me.
 
2012-10-26 03:56:51 PM  

Spindle: The Fix It Felix, Jr game they made for this isn't half bad. Pretty easy at first but as you get up a couple levels it starts to get a little madcap. Great homage to the games of the time where if you had a quarter and an ounce of skill you could actually play a game for longer than 60 seconds.


I'm having Beauty and the Beast flashbacks...
 
2012-10-26 04:05:56 PM  

naugahyde monkey: GameSprocket: We can look forward to the "Fix-It Felix Jr." iOS game shortly, I bet.

already out (and free) it's a lot of fun when played with the icade


Doh!
 
2012-10-26 04:13:43 PM  
This movie looks idiotic. I can already smell the line of unwashed aging nerd stunted man-children on opening night.
 
2012-10-26 04:15:12 PM  

duckpoopy: This movie looks idiotic. I can already smell the line of unwashed aging nerd stunted man-children on opening night.


It's about a 30 year old hitting a mid-life crisis and wanting to go out and try something new. I can totally relate.

Also, the villain support group in the previews makes me chuckle.
 
2012-10-26 04:15:49 PM  

JokerMattly: The first time I saw the trailer, It opened with the "Bad Guys Anonymous."

I turned to my wife and said "Is that Zhangeif, M. Bison, and Bowswer in a Self-Help Meeting about being evil? I'm sold. They can turn this trailer off."

I know it'shiatting all the buttons, and I just don't care.

/SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY DISNEY.


I was sceptical the first time I saw a preview.... OK I like the bad guys but really? Then I saw the preview with Q-Bert and was "Shut up and take my money".
 
2012-10-26 04:25:51 PM  

duckpoopy: This movie looks idiotic. I can already smell the line of unwashed aging nerd stunted man-children on opening night.


Smells like FARK!
 
2012-10-26 04:31:50 PM  

Uzzah: PainInTheASP: "We have to respect the pixel."

I tell my girlfriend that all the time, but she just keeps giggling.


[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x375]


That scene was the first thing I thought of...and then...

Respect the pixel! And tame the sprite! Tame it! Take it on headfirst with the skills that I will teach you and say no! You will not control me! No! You will not take my soul! No! You will not win this game! Because it's a game, guys. You want to think it's not, huh? You want to think it's not? Go back to the schoolyard and you have that crush on big-titted Princess Peach. Respect the pixel. You are embedding this thought. I am the one who's in charge. I am the one who says yes! No! Now! Here! Because it's universal, man. It is evolutional. It is anthropological. It is biological. It is animal. We... are... Marios.

Heh.

/Wreck-it Ralph looks OK, I guess. I feel like it's supposed to be a kids' movie, but the characters are only familiar to older folks. So, who's it for, really?
//guaranteed, I'll be seeing it anyway
 
2012-10-26 04:37:48 PM  

duckpoopy: This movie looks idiotic. I can already smell the line of unwashed aging nerd stunted man-children on opening night.


Now that was flippin' hi-larious, considering the log-in.
 
2012-10-26 04:44:58 PM  
1 major nitpick, Zangrief was never bad guy.

/Favorite scene from the trailer though.
 
2012-10-26 04:51:03 PM  

eddievercetti: 1 major nitpick, Zangrief was never bad guy.

/Favorite scene from the trailer though.


Zangrief? Is that like when somebody tells Zangief that the USSR is broken up?
 
2012-10-26 04:53:35 PM  

Treygreen13: eddievercetti: 1 major nitpick, Zangrief was never bad guy.

/Favorite scene from the trailer though.

Zangrief? Is that like when somebody tells Zangief that the USSR is broken up?


He was emo before emo was cool, which is why he was drunk all of the time.
 
2012-10-26 04:57:04 PM  

eddievercetti: 1 major nitpick, Zangrief was never bad guy.

/Favorite scene from the trailer though.


He's Russian, that automatically makes him a bad guy.

Usually, he was either one of M. Bison's lackeys, or portrayed as a bad guy, but suddenly has a change of heart or is just misunderstood.
 
2012-10-26 04:58:52 PM  

scottydoesntknow: eddievercetti: 1 major nitpick, Zangrief was never bad guy.

/Favorite scene from the trailer though.

He's Russian, that automatically makes him a bad guy.

Usually, he was either one of M. Bison's lackeys, or portrayed as a bad guy, but suddenly has a change of heart or is just misunderstood.


And he never got paid.
 
2012-10-26 05:29:30 PM  
I have a friend who's a "South Park" animator. They have the same problem: Their rendering software always tries to make their animation look better than it's supposed to. It's a constant wrestling match, I'm told. Or at least, that was the case a few years ago when he told me this story.
 
2012-10-26 05:54:20 PM  

100 Watt Walrus: I have a friend who's a "South Park" animator. They have the same problem: Their rendering software always tries to make their animation look better than it's supposed to. It's a constant wrestling match, I'm told. Or at least, that was the case a few years ago when he told me this story.



I would be really interested in hearing about that, actually.  Even before the rendering software... how difficult is it to keep everything in the same style (a style that goes against most designers sensabilities: to always be doing the latest and greatest.)
 
2012-10-26 05:58:51 PM  
Six_By_Nine
/Wreck-it Ralph looks OK, I guess. I feel like it's supposed to be a kids' movie, but the characters are only familiar to older folks. So, who's it for, really?
//guaranteed, I'll be seeing it anyway

I'm guessing: bring the kids for the funny video game graphics and appealing characters and whiz-bang stuff (and because it's Disney), enjoy it yourself for the 80's memories.

Ditto, though, I'm going, and dragging my son with me. =)
 
2012-10-26 05:59:26 PM  
Whoops, fail at cleaning up tags.
 
2012-10-26 06:05:23 PM  

Six_By_Nine: Uzzah: PainInTheASP: .

/Wreck-it Ralph looks OK, I guess. I feel like it's supposed to be a kids' movie, but the characters are only familiar to older folks. So, who's it for, really?
//guaranteed, I'll be seeing it anyway


My nine year old daughter saw the trailer with me and was laughing at the group therapy scene because she recognized several of the villains. Some of them are still around in Nintendo Wii or DS games.

I'll probably take the kids to see it next weekend. In a strange way, it feels like this generations Roger Rabbit.
 
2012-10-26 06:07:32 PM  
Dear Everyone,

Please stop using mega celebrities as VAs.

If I'm watching a movie about Wreck-It Ralph I dont want to image John C Rileys face in my mind every time he speaks. Same with all the others.

Takes away ALL of the immersion
 
2012-10-26 06:22:12 PM  

KillAllHumans: Dear Everyone,

Please stop using mega celebrities as VAs.

If I'm watching a movie about Wreck-It Ralph I dont want to image John C Rileys face in my mind every time he speaks. Same with all the others.

Takes away ALL of the immersion


Will Ferrell did a great job in Curious George. And I can't stand that talentless hack.
 
2012-10-26 06:22:27 PM  

KillAllHumans: Dear Everyone,

Please stop using mega celebrities as VAs.

If I'm watching a movie about Wreck-It Ralph I dont want to image John C Rileys face in my mind every time he speaks. Same with all the others.

Takes away ALL of the immersion


Especially if, like me, you think his voice sounds like Mr Jinx. If they ever make a Pixie and Dixie movie, he'd better be the first person they cast, or I go to Hollywood, and start biting studio execs regardless of whether or not they were involved.
 
2012-10-26 06:42:03 PM  

enry: KillAllHumans: Dear Everyone,

Please stop using mega celebrities as VAs.

If I'm watching a movie about Wreck-It Ralph I dont want to image John C Rileys face in my mind every time he speaks. Same with all the others.

Takes away ALL of the immersion

Will Ferrell did a great job in Curious George. And I can't stand that talentless hack.


There are exceptions and some celebrities do a good job. But there's also a horde of actual voice actors who make a career on this sort of thing, and are generally pretty great at it.
 
2012-10-26 07:09:03 PM  

duckpoopy: This movie looks idiotic. I can already smell the line of unwashed aging nerd stunted man-children on opening night.


Welcome to Fark.
 
2012-10-26 07:12:08 PM  

HeartBurnKid: duckpoopy: This movie looks idiotic. I can already smell the line of unwashed aging nerd stunted man-children on opening night.

Welcome to Fark.


Or the Riffrtrax show I went to last night.

/Slrpnls!
 
2012-10-26 07:18:19 PM  

Dafatone: enry: KillAllHumans: Dear Everyone,

Please stop using mega celebrities as VAs.

If I'm watching a movie about Wreck-It Ralph I dont want to image John C Rileys face in my mind every time he speaks. Same with all the others.

Takes away ALL of the immersion

Will Ferrell did a great job in Curious George. And I can't stand that talentless hack.

There are exceptions and some celebrities do a good job. But there's also a horde of actual voice actors who make a career on this sort of thing, and are generally pretty great at it.


i2.listal.com

Would have been perfect.
 
2012-10-26 07:43:50 PM  

tanman1975: CGA FTW
[www.myabandonware.com image 320x200]


Ha yes, the wonderful dithering of magenta and cyan.
 
2012-10-26 08:18:16 PM  
www.digitpress.com
 
2012-10-26 08:24:48 PM  

duckpoopy: This movie looks idiotic. I can already smell the line of unwashed aging nerd stunted man-children on opening night.


So don't go. The rest of us unwashed aging nerds will be there having a good time.
 
2012-10-26 08:34:35 PM  

KillAllHumans: Dear Everyone,

Please stop using mega celebrities as VAs.

If I'm watching a movie about Wreck-It Ralph I dont want to image John C Rileys face in my mind every time he speaks. Same with all the others.

Takes away ALL of the immersion


Dr. Steve Brule with some bad news...
 
2012-10-26 08:36:10 PM  

KillAllHumans: Dear Everyone,

Please stop using mega celebrities as VAs.

If I'm watching a movie about Wreck-It Ralph I dont want to image John C Rileys face in my mind every time he speaks. Same with all the others.

Takes away ALL of the immersion


Come on Lunchbox let's go to Hollywood and stop those assholes from making this movie.
 
2012-10-26 09:17:48 PM  

scottydoesntknow: kroonermanblack: What's rise of the guardians?

Here's the trailer: Link

It's about an ancient evil (fear) that threatens to take over the world (the usual stuff), except the good guys are "The Guardians", the mythical children's characters like Santa Clause (who has fully tattooed arms and played by Alec Baldwin), Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, Mr. Sandman, etc. who band together to fight it.


Looks pretty awesome. I love me some kids movies. All I want is stupid scense and some schmaltz.
 
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