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AJ_Impy
Jun 17, 2007



Toilet Rascal

What's the 2077 version of Clippy?

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Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?




Oh god I forgot to bookmark this after my first vote

Loving it so far, ask for Windows 2077.

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013

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Loel posted:

Color me intruiged. This is like a scifi Paradise Lost.


Where you finding the images?
The comparison is high praise!

The images are mostly from a bunch of scifi tumblrs, with a bit of GIS thrown in.

AJ_Impy posted:

What's the 2077 version of Clippy?

Clippy got swole

Update in 30

Hexenritter
May 20, 2001

Buncha slack-jawed faggots around here

Holy shitballs! We're Cyber Beat Takeshi and I definitely agree with the PL comparison. Also getting mad 90s Japanese body horror vibes.

Self-identify as Tetsuo

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013

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Outrail posted:

No, I mean ask ourself. In our cyberbrain.

You close you eyes and focu-


You've been kicked in the head! And the stomach! And the balls! The feedback surging from your augs(?) comes in waves, pulling back only to viciously redouble. You drown.


"Y̖͎͖̭ͥͬ̿ͧ̐̊̈́ͩ͜ȍ͎̣̮̿̋̽͠ͅu̳̙̠͈̝̰̩͓͒̂͂̈́ͬ̎̀͜͜ ̷̩̮̟͔̉̈̅ͪ̀͞s͔̮͇̮̓̀́e̱͖̦̩͎̗̦ͧ̓̆̒̽ͥḙ̴̣͕̽ͭ̈́ͦ̉̍́m̷̖̤͒̀͘ t̨̹͙͉͍̆̾ͥͫo̝͊ ̸ͬ͆b̷̃e͖̠̣̦̒͡

in distress, do you require biotechnical assistance?"

You clutch your head for a minute until it only feels like it's getting stomped on by a loading mech. You can just about manage speech now, but decide not to chance it for a bit longer. You settle on waving her off, then straighten.

...
"What I need is a copy of Windows 2077"



The scrolling data flickers for an instant.

"My, you're certainly a collector! I have one copy of MᴀᴄʀᴏMɪᴄʀᴏsᴏғᴛ Wɪɴᴅᴏᴡs 2077 Hᴏᴍᴇ Eᴅɪᴛɪᴏɴ in stock for ᴛᴡᴏ ᴛʜᴏᴜsᴀɴᴅ credits. New in box!"

You have 500 credits

poo poo

You:
A. Leave and don't come back

You don't have that kinda cash. If you did, you wouldn't blow it on some dumb antique older than you.

B. Leave and raise funds
You could work part time at a Soya shack for a few weeks and save up... or do a few "odd jobs"... or just mug some poor gently caress. There's always a way to get creds.

C.Bargain
Maybe you could trade in your gun for store credit? There don't seem to be surgical facilities anywhere nearby but you could certainly try to throw in a limb or two as well. Or just try a few good old fashioned negotiating tactics to knock the price down.

OOC: The Something Awful Forums > Discussion > Games > Traditional Games > The Game Room > Woven Wires: Sell your arms, it's not like they're actually yours anyway. (A Cyberpunk CYOA!)
Selling your arms may have side effects that include but are not limited to: Difficulty grasping, difficulty reaching, inability to masturbate, and/or severe high-five deficiency.

AJ_Impy
Jun 17, 2007



Toilet Rascal

C Negotiate.

DivineCoffeeBinge
Mar 3, 2011

Spider-Man's Amazing Construction Company


B. Let's see what kind of money-making opportunities there are out there for an augmented guy who may or may not have dissasociative personality disorder and whose augments may or may not be glitching out, possibly due to lack of firmware updates and/or their origin from a cheap knockoff supplier. Wearing a prison jumpsuit.

Something tells me we may not be getting into office work.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?




Y'know, I'm starting to think that we really are just buying a rare piece of abandonware and our actual contact is upstairs somewhere wondering what the gently caress is taking us so long.

super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009

erhecktile disfunction

Lipstick Apathy

C

Maybe bargaining is part of the job? Let's try it before buying software that costs a literal arm and a leg.

Ralith
Jan 12, 2011

I see a ship in the harbor
I can and shall obey
But if it wasn't for your misfortune
I'd be a heavenly person today


Sanity check time. May I ask how long you've had this item? Where did you obtain it? Were you expecting to sell it?

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013

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She is staring.


Ralith posted:

May I ask how long you've had this item? Where did you obtain it?
"People bring me things, I bring them ʜᴀᴘᴘɪɴᴇss."

Ralith posted:

Were you expecting to sell it?
"Everything has a ᴘʀɪᴄᴇ."

Have Blue fucked around with this message at Sep 19, 2017 around 01:19

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Have Blue posted:

"People bring me things, I bring them ʜᴀᴘᴘɪɴᴇss."

How much for the ʜᴀᴘᴘɪɴᴇss??

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013

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Outrail posted:

How much for the ʜᴀᴘᴘɪɴᴇss??

"ᴍᴇᴄʜᴀɴɪᴄᴀʟ, ᴄʜᴇᴍɪᴄᴀʟ, or ʀᴇᴀʟ?"

super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009

erhecktile disfunction

Lipstick Apathy

"ʀᴇᴀʟ?"

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013

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"Give me your ʟɪғᴇ and I will make it ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟᴇᴛᴇ."

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013

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The screens around you go blank, then all display the same thing:

Ralith
Jan 12, 2011

I see a ship in the harbor
I can and shall obey
But if it wasn't for your misfortune
I'd be a heavenly person today


Have Blue posted:

"Everything has a ᴘʀɪᴄᴇ."
But not everything has a buyer. How much for you to actually answer those questions?

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Define Mechanical Happiness.
Define Chemical Happiness.
Define Real Happiness.

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013

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Ralith posted:

But not everything has a buyer.
"You are a ʙᴜʏᴇʀ"

Ralith posted:

How much for you to actually answer those questions?
"Answer mine."



(Write in)

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?




Ourselves. Well, really, the corrupt, alienating, and oppressive capitalist system. But the answer you're fishing for is "ourselves"

Ralith
Jan 12, 2011

I see a ship in the harbor
I can and shall obey
But if it wasn't for your misfortune
I'd be a heavenly person today


Fear. I'm not safe out there, and I thought this was where I needed to be.
Duty. There's work to be done for all our sakes, and if I don't do it, who will?
Identity. I've lost mine, and I don't know how to find it again.

AJ_Impy
Jun 17, 2007



Toilet Rascal

Duty. Threat. Awareness. Mindcrash.

DivineCoffeeBinge
Mar 3, 2011

Spider-Man's Amazing Construction Company


"Nothing." Then turn and go.

super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009

erhecktile disfunction

Lipstick Apathy

Uncertainty. We don't know who we are, we don't know why we're doing this, we don't know if we'll be able to afford it without losing something important, we don't know if this is really what we're supposed to be doing and we don't know what will happen to us after we do it.

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013

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The questions worm their way into your head, where they twi-

st into a swirl of voices. You steady yourself and take a deep breath.

Here goes:
"I'm fighting! I'm fighting to stay myself. Fighting for a cause I don't remember signing up for but that I know is right! Fighting to push back the doubts and fears and loving brain eating parasites that want to leave me huddled over muttering in a dark corner somewhere!"

The screens go blank once more, only to be refilled with flowing data.


Your host stares at you, unfazed.

After a pause, she speaks:

"ғɪɢʜᴛ with me. Surrender your ғʟᴀᴡs and be made ᴡʜᴏʟᴇ and sᴛʀᴏɴɢ. You will be a weapon of ᴡɪʟʟ and ᴍɪɢʜᴛ. I offer an ᴇᴍᴘʟᴏʏᴇᴇ ᴅɪsᴄᴏᴜɴᴛ and a ᴄᴏᴍᴘᴇᴛɪᴛɪᴠᴇ ʙᴇɴᴇғɪᴛs ᴘᴀᴄᴋᴀɢᴇ."

Is this.. a job offer?

Accept
Refuse

dont be mean to me
May 2, 2007

I'm interplanetary, bitch
Let's go to Mars




We got nothin' better to do; let's do it.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?




dont be mean to me posted:

We got nothin' better to do; let's do it.

Elfface
Nov 14, 2010

Da-na-na-na-na-na-na
IRON JONAH

Offer this deal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-x0qghlvfE#t=3208s

(Start at 53:10 if the link fails)

Though given how super hosed up we are right now, I don't see us having much alternative. It's this or go back on the streets, and wait for another system crash which gets us thrown in a pauper's grave...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_hrYz_2uAk#t=36s

(Start at 36s)

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Uh nope, it wants to turn us into a mindless automon.

If I agree will I retain my freedom of mind, body and cybernetics?

super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009

erhecktile disfunction

Lipstick Apathy

Is this what we're supposed to do? Are we making a terrible mistake? Let's just do it!

DivineCoffeeBinge
Mar 3, 2011

Spider-Man's Amazing Construction Company


Stop thinking so much and take the deal.

Hexenritter
May 20, 2001

Buncha slack-jawed faggots around here

Deal. What could possibly go wrong?

Ralith
Jan 12, 2011

I see a ship in the harbor
I can and shall obey
But if it wasn't for your misfortune
I'd be a heavenly person today


Outrail posted:

Uh nope, it wants to turn us into a mindless automon.

If I agree will I retain my freedom of mind, body and cybernetics?
Ask this, and also about the benefits package

CourValant
Feb 25, 2016

Do You Remember Love?

I'm not agreeing to anything until I see that copy of Windows 2077.

Time to lay it out on the table; clearly, the last 'job' didn't go as planned, and my cyberwear is about to crash.

So, if you want to keep the underground alive, time to come to table with more than just cryptic nonsense and a nostalgic UI.

Drop the charade Gates, I remember who's in there.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?




CourValant posted:

I'm not agreeing to anything until I see that copy of Windows 2077.

Time to lay it out on the table; clearly, the last 'job' didn't go as planned, and my cyberwear is about to crash.

So, if you want to keep the underground alive, time to come to table with more than just cryptic nonsense and a nostalgic UI.

Drop the charade Gates, I remember who's in there.


Oooo I like this

CourValant
Feb 25, 2016

Do You Remember Love?

Crazycryodude posted:

Oooo I like this

Thanks!

Its good to see the usual suspects around, looks like we're all attracted to the same kinds of threads / themes.

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013

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The vote stands at 5 for and 2 against/hesitant. Please bold your votes if you haven't done so.

EDIT: Update tomorrow afternoon, voting stays open till then.

Have Blue fucked around with this message at Sep 20, 2017 around 03:59

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013

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Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013

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You have your doubts, but your host's offer is too tempting. She's promising you something other than crashing augs and petty crimes. She's promising a chance to fight, and win.

"Alright. Now about the benefits pack-"

Thick cables whip from the gloom. They pause, seeming to hesistate...

only to split and then split again, becoming hair fine as they plunge toward you!

They don't stop when they reach your skin, burrowing deeper into your flesh, into your n̨̡̠̱̩̠̉̓͂̈́ͣ̐͞e̡̝̬͍̼̼̼ͪͬ̾̒̋̕͠r̷͕̯͍̪̝̥̘̗̥̓̈̑ͬ̌͟v̶̛̛̹̗̱͛̊͗̎̓̋e̯̙̲̘͕͎̜̔̏́͝ś̗̠̬͈̗̤ͬ́


But your focus is elsewhere, as more fine wires(?) come ever closer to your eyes

They slip in and around, and the inside of your head w̸͕̱̣̒̂̀͞r̢̰̫̗͔̙̠̞̘̈́̓̓i̺ͫ͋̾ͧͯ̚͞t̢͖ͣ̐͛ͫ̉͊́̕h̢̢͙̻ͨ̐ͦ̽̿e̠͌ͮͨ͌ͯs̶̛̖͈̩ͮ̂ͭ͞


You freeze

You burn

Then you feel nothing at all.

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Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?




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