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TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

I'M JUST HERE TO KISS TITTIESS AND WIN FOOTBALL GAMES!
(AND GET EVERYBODY FIRED)


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twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?



I think one of the issues with CCGs at the time were they were trying to replicate whatever the license was over being a playable or fun game. They could have just made duel games, but nope, you need get the feel of Star Trek or Wars.

There was an Age of Empires CCG that was fairly good, all you had to do was put down cards for mines and farms to produce the right resources to get upgrades and units out. There was also Illuminati which was also pretty decent, but not near as good as the boxed one.

Cartoon Man
Jan 31, 2004

Nyah hah hah hah hah!



Seriouspost, itís way past time to reboot or sequel this movie.

jkk
Nov 27, 2002



dialhforhero posted:

Makes sense when you consider Decipher went under due to embezzlement.

Oh wow. I'd forgotten all about this.

Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT

EAT BRAINS ALL DAY


Cartoon Man posted:

Seriouspost, itís way past time to reboot or sequel this movie.

But don't make the hacking any more accurate/plausible.

mind the walrus
Sep 22, 2006



Honestly if they got Lord and Miller on it, I'd watch.

Pastry of the Year
Apr 12, 2013



Six-Of-Hearts
Mar 17, 2009

"I want to break your heart, and give you mine."







PYF: Post the Most Painfully 90's Things

Bobby Digital
Sep 4, 2009


https://twitter.com/auxgod_/status/1390399638872543234?s=21

dialhforhero
Apr 3, 2008


Isnít that more transparent? Translucent is like a milk jug and makes everything foggy.

Itís me: the pedant.

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?



Translucent electronics is still big business because they're the only electronics allowed in prisons, and because the US has such a massive prison population, they sell a ton of them.

The nadir of inclusive kids media in the 90s, BK Kids club

nishi koichi
Feb 16, 2007

everyone feels that way and gives up.
that's how they get away with it.


"wheels", jesus

Sweevo
Nov 8, 2007




Six-Of-Hearts posted:

PYF: Post the Most Painfully 90's Things



There is nothing in this photo that doesn't scream 1994 - the drab colours, that horrible shirt, the ponytail, jeans with loafers, the lovely veneered plywood office table, the sega mega drive on a huge (probably 27" at most) black CRT television, and the dumb gimmick controller where you have to do real actions to control the game.

Mu Zeta
Oct 17, 2002

Me crush ass to dust



That could be a screenshot from Highlander: The Series.

KHLAV KALASHNIKOV
Nov 13, 2005



twistedmentat posted:

Translucent electronics is still big business because they're the only electronics allowed in prisons, and because the US has such a massive prison population, they sell a ton of them.

Requisite Techmoan vid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3PfsndsihY

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.



That "happy, but also mad about it" expression Fred has has not been drawn on a licensed character since 1999.

Naked Man Punch
Sep 13, 2008

They see me rollin';
they hatin'.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUQVA-I-aa8

First track is kinda catchy - then the thing drops off a cliff starting with "Yabba-Dabba-Do!"

But there is: Betty's VO actress saying "the 8-0-8 kick" like she knows what that is, singers who might as well be singing "Can we have our paycheck now?" in "Freddy Funkstone," and a Ina Kamozie SFX sample in "Bedrock Anthem Hop."

I'm really torn on if this was a wasted 33m of my life or not.

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






Listening to the first track is one the longest three and a half minute periods I've experienced.

Heath
Apr 29, 2008



That first one sounds like it has to be a cover of something. I only listened to 8 seconds of it but that sounded familiar.

twistedmentat posted:

Translucent electronics is still big business because they're the only electronics allowed in prisons, and because the US has such a massive prison population, they sell a ton of them.

The nadir of inclusive kids media in the 90s, BK Kids club


The BK Kids Club is one of those things that stands out to me because in spite of how ostensibly un-noteworthy it is, basically everybody who's in their early 30s remembers it, and not in a good or nostalgic way. I don't know what it is that makes certain ad campaigns stick in your mind and others not, but with this particular one I think the cynicism of it is so plainly dripping from it that even young kids could look at it and see it. I remember even being quite young and thinking that naming the kid in the wheelchair Wheels was astonishingly insensitive. It's just so obviously a marketing checklist - for your diversity ticks you've got your black kid and an Asian kid, with four white kids, where black and Asian girls may as well have not existed at all in the early 90s as far as marketing was concerned, to say nothing at all about fuckin' Wheels. My entire awareness of this ad campaign was that it was featured in the preview ads of a VHS tape I owned and I still instantly recognized it three decades later. Powerfully bad

Heath has a new favorite as of 02:54 on May 8, 2021

Neddy Seagoon
Oct 12, 2012

Hi, Everybody!


twistedmentat posted:

Translucent electronics is still big business because they're the only electronics allowed in prisons, and because the US has such a massive prison population, they sell a ton of them.

The nadir of inclusive kids media in the 90s, BK Kids club


nishi koichi posted:

"wheels", jesus

I've only just noticed ; Did they seriously call the hispanic kid "Lingo"?...

QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

by reading this post you have agreed to form a gay socialist micronation.


twistedmentat posted:

Translucent electronics is still big business because they're the only electronics allowed in prisons, and because the US has such a massive prison population, they sell a ton of them.

The nadir of inclusive kids media in the 90s, BK Kids club


I'm Boomer

It's wild that they didn't make IQ read as a model minority and instead chose short ginger.

90s Solo Cup
Feb 22, 2011

To understand the cup
He must become the cup





All of these characters sucked, as you'd expect from something purely generated as a bad marketing exercise. Even kids know when they're being pandered to and they'll hate every minute of it like I did.

But gimme that loving BK crown.

90s Solo Cup has a new favorite as of 03:54 on May 8, 2021

The Moon Monster
Dec 30, 2005
THIS CUSTOM TITLE WILL COME IN HANDY WHILE LURKING


Heath posted:

That first one sounds like it has to be a cover of something. I only listened to 8 seconds of it but that sounded familiar.


The BK Kids Club is one of those things that stands out to me because in spite of how ostensibly un-noteworthy it is, basically everybody who's in their early 30s remembers it, and not in a good or nostalgic way. I don't know what it is that makes certain ad campaigns stick in your mind and others not, but with this particular one I think the cynicism of it is so plainly dripping from it that even young kids could look at it and see it. I remember even being quite young and thinking that naming the kid in the wheelchair Wheels was astonishingly insensitive. It's just so obviously a marketing checklist - for your diversity ticks you've got your black kid and an Asian kid, with four white kids, where black and Asian girls may as well have not existed at all in the early 90s as far as marketing was concerned, to say nothing at all about fuckin' Wheels. My entire awareness of this ad campaign was that it was featured in the preview ads of a VHS tape I owned and I still instantly recognized it three decades later. Powerfully bad

When I was a kid I always wondered what the black kid's deal was, since it was so easy to tell with others.

I.Q.: Nerd
Snappy: Photography
Lingo: ESL
Jaws: Biting stuff? Classic James Bond? Actually Kwame from Captain Planet?

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007



The Moon Monster posted:

When I was a kid I always wondered what the black kid's deal was, since it was so easy to tell with others.

I.Q.: Nerd
Snappy: Photography
Lingo: ESL
Jaws: Biting stuff? Classic James Bond? Actually Kwame from Captain Planet?

Am I mistaking it, but wasnít one of the characters (maybe Lingo, oh Lord it was probably Lingo) deaf?

Also Iím pretty sure that Jawsí main character trait was that he really loved cheeseburgers or something like that. Like he was the glue that connected all of the other characters to Burger King.

Like it was his role on the team to be like ďwe gotta go to Burger King after we finish solving the mystery, you guys! All these clues are making me hungry for a Whopper Jr

RoboChrist 9000
Dec 14, 2006

mater dolorosa

The only time I recall people mentioning that after the 90s was when they first showed off Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past and people pointed out how much his design resembled Kid Vid.

Len
Jan 21, 2008

Pouches, bandages, shoulderpad, cyber-eye...

Bitchin'!



Was there more to the BK kids than just the drawings? I don't remember them being in commercials or having klasky csupo animated specials

KHLAV KALASHNIKOV
Nov 13, 2005



They were in commercials, or at least Kid Vid was because who the hell cares about a bunch of kids who donít have a tv remote and cool goggles.

Also, itís refreshing to see a bunch of posts about how the BK Kids Club was nakedly cynical marketing instead of the usual ďomg only Ď90s kids will understandĒ bullshit. Like, I get what they were trying to do but jesus humpback christ was it ever so hamfisted

The Moon Monster
Dec 30, 2005
THIS CUSTOM TITLE WILL COME IN HANDY WHILE LURKING


Len posted:

Was there more to the BK kids than just the drawings? I don't remember them being in commercials or having klasky csupo animated specials

I remember brief character bios on kids meal packaging, I wouldn't be surprised if they released comics at some point but I don't think there was a tie in cartoon or anything like that.

namlosh
Feb 11, 2014

I blew up


90s Solo Cup posted:


But gimme that loving BK crown.


Iíll take the Long John Silvers pirate hat over this any day of the week

Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT

EAT BRAINS ALL DAY


I'm about to make a pilgrimage to the only Arctic Circle still within driving distance, so this will be me in an hour



Edit:


It's better than I remember. No clue why it mostly went out of business. It's much better than any other fast food you can find elsewhere.

Inzombiac has a new favorite as of 22:57 on May 8, 2021

Six-Of-Hearts
Mar 17, 2009

"I want to break your heart, and give you mine."






namlosh posted:

Iíll take the Long John Silvers pirate hat over this any day of the week

Holy gently caress now there's a vhs that hasnt played in my head for a long-rear end time.



Yeah, thats a pretty tall order to beat those hats.

calandryll
Apr 25, 2003

Ask me where I do my best drinking!



Pillbug

Mu Zeta posted:

That could be a screenshot from Highlander: The Series.

Having gone through the entire series again, only thing missing is trench coats to hide the swords. I will say I love this stupid rear end show.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



I was thinking about Resurrection, an underrated Brian May solo track. I had never seen the video. May must have had a huge special effects budget because he uses every one of them here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iux9mTnf7xg

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?



Yea i love looking at the corporate diversity kids stuff from the 90s. Every time i hear some tiny angry idiot on youtube scream about Star Wars having a black person in it as forced diversity, did they miss this crap? This is forced diversity, having people from different backgounds for no other reason than to have them, and even then the characters were still insensitive stereotypes. Black kids were often on skateboards and "urban". Why can't they be the nerd?

BaldDwarfOnPCP
Jun 26, 2019





twistedmentat posted:

Yea i love looking at the corporate diversity kids stuff from the 90s. Every time i hear some tiny angry idiot on youtube scream about Star Wars having a black person in it as forced diversity, did they miss this crap? This is forced diversity, having people from different backgounds for no other reason than to have them, and even then the characters were still insensitive stereotypes. Black kids were often on skateboards and "urban". Why can't they be the nerd?

Urkel was a science geek. But that wasn't forced, it was just a character on a very popular sitcom.

I honestly felt as a kid that racism was a solved problem back then. I grew up on the Cosby show. It was not to be.

Cartoon Man
Jan 31, 2004

Nyah hah hah hah hah!


I always felt that Captain Planet was one of the few shows to get diversity right from that era.

AmbassadorofSodomy
Dec 30, 2016

SUCK A MALE CAMEL'S DICK WITH MIRACLE WHIP!!


twistedmentat posted:

Yea i love looking at the corporate diversity kids stuff from the 90s. Every time i hear some tiny angry idiot on youtube scream about Star Wars having a black person in it as forced diversity, did they miss this crap? This is forced diversity, having people from different backgounds for no other reason than to have them, and even then the characters were still insensitive stereotypes. Black kids were often on skateboards and "urban". Why can't they be the nerd?

It was the asian kid's job to e the sciencey one. And/or the Violin or Piano player.

mind the walrus
Sep 22, 2006



twistedmentat posted:

Black kids were often on skateboards and "urban". Why can't they be the nerd?
Don Glover has a funny bit in his old stand-up special where he points out that unless you were Urkel, black nerds basically weren't allowed until about 2003.

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?



mind the walrus posted:

Don Glover has a funny bit in his old stand-up special where he points out that unless you were Urkel, black nerds basically weren't allowed until about 2003.

That's the first time that i thought about it. I guess maybe they thought Black kids couldn't be any kind of kid that would get bullied, so they had to be cool kids.

BaldDwarfOnPCP posted:

Urkel was a science geek. But that wasn't forced, it was just a character on a very popular sitcom.

I honestly felt as a kid that racism was a solved problem back then. I grew up on the Cosby show. It was not to be.

Oh totally. First you're not aware of sterotypes and then you are ignorant that behind the scenes most of the people in charge are going to still be white. If you were a weirdo like me and watched the news with your dad you saw racist stuff on the news, either straight up "cops in LA accused to racism" or pushing racist narratives about gangs.

I probably already mentioned this but there was a serious paranoia that jimmy from the suburbs was going to end up joining the Latin Kings or something.

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Zero One
Dec 30, 2004

Z is the new C

mind the walrus posted:

Don Glover has a funny bit in his old stand-up special where he points out that unless you were Urkel, black nerds basically weren't allowed until about 2003.

Stevie on Malcolm in the Middle was probably the start of that trend.

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