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HonorableTB
Dec 22, 2006

hey bb u want some fuk?
I SURVIVED THE AWFUL BLOCK, AGDQ 2018
https://blockbuster.com

The site is up and it just updated to this:



Why the gently caress is someone reviving Blockbuster in tyol 2023

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BAGS FLY AT NOON
Apr 6, 2011

Everything old is new again op

EorayMel
May 30, 2015

WE GET IT. YOU LOVE GUN JESUS. Toujours des fusils Bullpup FranÁais.
I hope there's functionality for N64 pokemon snap

Mega64
May 23, 2008

I took the octopath less travelered,

And it made one-eighth the difference.
Wake me when they rebrand as Nutbusters.

Buce
Dec 23, 2005

maybe it'll be a service where you can get dvds right in the mail!

Sophy Wackles
Dec 17, 2000

> access main security grid
access: PERMISSION DENIED.





New business model: revive the company and hire thugs to collect decades old late fees with interest.

thin blue whine
Feb 21, 2004
PLEASE SEE POLICY


Soiled Meat
now for Limp Bizkit to make announce a reunion tour and my 90s nostalgia prayers will have been answered

Slugworth
Feb 18, 2001

If two grown men can't make a pervert happy for a few minutes in order to watch a film about zombies, then maybe we should all just move to Iran!
They better let me use the same membership id, I am not memorizing another one.

Nooner
Mar 26, 2011

AN A+ OPSTER (:
Lol no matter what they are selling they will make bank off of idiot millennials, I bet they will sell avocado toast and caramel macchiatos

MrQwerty
Apr 15, 2003


Nooner posted:

Lol no matter what they are selling they will make bank off of idiot millennials, I bet they will sell avocado toast and caramel macchiatos

watch they're gonna sell what amount to cable subscription packages

Dixville
Nov 4, 2008

I don't think!
Ham Wrangler
Why is mine different

Haha get it?? Be kind - rewind. Remember winding things? Then rewinding them. And if you didn't you got a fee cause they had to take the time to rewind it.

I wonder if you get some kind of credit or something for still having your blockbuster card. Loyalty discount?

Mega64
May 23, 2008

I took the octopath less travelered,

And it made one-eighth the difference.
Why do I need Blockbuster to press the rewind button on my Roku remote for me?

Pennywise the Frown
May 10, 2010

Upset Trowel

Dixville posted:


Haha get it?? Be kind - rewind. Remember winding things? Then rewinding them. And if you didn't you got a fee cause they had to take the time to rewind it.

I wonder if you get some kind of credit or something for still having your blockbuster card. Loyalty discount?

Yeah we had a separate rewinding machine that did it like 5-10 times faster than the VCR.

Also, why does someone owning a domain name mean that Blockbuster is coming back?

Buce
Dec 23, 2005

maybe they're going to launch a chain of blockbuster-themed restaurants.

neato burrito
Aug 25, 2002

bitch better have my chex mix

The rewinders in the shape of an expensive car were pretty baller.

HonorableTB
Dec 22, 2006

hey bb u want some fuk?
I SURVIVED THE AWFUL BLOCK, AGDQ 2018

Pennywise the Frown posted:

Yeah we had a separate rewinding machine that did it like 5-10 times faster than the VCR.

Also, why does someone owning a domain name mean that Blockbuster is coming back?

I checked in the header of the site and

Site posted:

"Bald mean and full of beans, I got a Yamaha keyboard drum machine." - Best line ever

edit: lmfao not the right copy-paste but gently caress it

Blockbuster posted:

"The magic of Blockbuster Movies lives on. Find remaining store information or Make it a Blockbuster Night with DISH On Demand."

Private Cumshoe
Feb 15, 2019

AAAAAAAGAGHAAHGGAH

EorayMel posted:

I hope there's functionality for N64 pokemon snap

for real

Pennywise the Frown
May 10, 2010

Upset Trowel
The last holdout in my town closed a couple of years ago. Family Video.

Now it's a Dollar General. :(

flubber nuts
Oct 5, 2005


Dickblister

Dixville
Nov 4, 2008

I don't think!
Ham Wrangler

Come on, it's clearly blockbuster -> cockblister

Get it together

Nutbuster

Ziv Zulander
Mar 24, 2017

ZZ for short


Iíve been thinking of getting into the retro scene. Buy one of those giant trinitron crts, hook up a vhs and watch the terminator 2 in grainy 4:3, play nothing but n64 games

ClamdestineBoyster
Aug 15, 2015

Dixville posted:

Why is mine different

Haha get it?? Be kind - rewind. Remember winding things? Then rewinding them. And if you didn't you got a fee cause they had to take the time to rewind it.

I wonder if you get some kind of credit or something for still having your blockbuster card. Loyalty discount?

Oh you want me to put the WEAR AND TEAR on MY VCR to rewind a loving RENTAL TAPE? Maybe I can UPSELL IT to a loving CRACKHEAD then! You have 4 rewinders behind the counter, they take 7 to 9 minutes. I tell you what, Iíll go rent banjo motherfucking shitsuck kazooie again to cover the electrical draw of your 4 tape rewinders, that are engineered to do one thing. In fact, here are 3 nickels and a piece of dentene gum (cinnamon) , I will rent a rewinder for 7 minutes. I will put the tape in and press it down. I have muscles, I do. In fact, I will even take a spanking, if thatís how you care to punish me. I have a really high tolerance for pain so youíre going to have to go really hard. Oh look hey the tape is rewound and corporate America is out zero dollars. Gosh maybe Iíll buy a muffin or some microwave popcorn with the money I saved, or save up for a tape rewinder of my own some day. :staredog:

hot cocoa on the couch
Dec 8, 2009

ClamdestineBoyster posted:

Oh you want me to put the WEAR AND TEAR on MY VCR to rewind a loving RENTAL TAPE? Maybe I can UPSELL IT to a loving CRACKHEAD then! You have 4 rewinders behind the counter, they take 7 to 9 minutes. I tell you what, I’ll go rent banjo motherfucking shitsuck kazooie again to cover the electrical draw of your 4 tape rewinders, that are engineered to do one thing. In fact, here are 3 nickels and a piece of dentene gum (cinnamon) , I will rent a rewinder for 7 minutes. I will put the tape in and press it down. I have muscles, I do. In fact, I will even take a spanking, if that’s how you care to punish me. I have a really high tolerance for pain so you’re going to have to go really hard. Oh look hey the tape is rewound and corporate America is out zero dollars. Gosh maybe I’ll buy a muffin or some microwave popcorn with the money I saved, or save up for a tape rewinder of my own some day. :staredog:

lol. but actually this

olives black
Nov 24, 2017


LENIN.
STILL.
WON'T.
FUCK.
ME.

Nooner posted:

Lol no matter what they are selling they will make bank off of idiot millennials, I bet they will sell avocado toast and caramel macchiatos

it's going to be something much lamer like a 90s nostalgia streaming service but with a vhs filter or some poo poo

Crow Buddy
Oct 30, 2019

Guillotines?!? We don't need no stinking guillotines!

Streaming service, but you watch commercials and earn NFTs for doing so.

Dixville
Nov 4, 2008

I don't think!
Ham Wrangler
I remember when i found out my parents weren't supposed to be copying the movies for us to watch over and over. I thought we were going to prison or possibly even hell for stealing!!!

Devils Affricate
Jan 22, 2010

ClamdestineBoyster posted:

Oh you want me to put the WEAR AND TEAR on MY VCR to rewind a loving RENTAL TAPE? Maybe I can UPSELL IT to a loving CRACKHEAD then! You have 4 rewinders behind the counter, they take 7 to 9 minutes. I tell you what, Iíll go rent banjo motherfucking shitsuck kazooie again to cover the electrical draw of your 4 tape rewinders, that are engineered to do one thing. In fact, here are 3 nickels and a piece of dentene gum (cinnamon) , I will rent a rewinder for 7 minutes. I will put the tape in and press it down. I have muscles, I do. In fact, I will even take a spanking, if thatís how you care to punish me. I have a really high tolerance for pain so youíre going to have to go really hard. Oh look hey the tape is rewound and corporate America is out zero dollars. Gosh maybe Iíll buy a muffin or some microwave popcorn with the money I saved, or save up for a tape rewinder of my own some day. :staredog:

Imagine if the condom rental store expected you to wash out each condom before you returned it :lmao:

Spazzle
Jul 5, 2003


olives black posted:

it's going to be something much lamer like a 90s nostalgia streaming service but with a vhs filter or some poo poo

No, its probably an nft or crypto scam. There is some group buying up defunct IP like radio shack and using them as nostalgia bait to lure people into grifts.

olives black
Nov 24, 2017


LENIN.
STILL.
WON'T.
FUCK.
ME.
if some crazy rich person has been stockpiling CRT TVs and VCRs to launch a chain of viewing parlors then my idiot millenial rear end will throw them $30 to relive Ye Olde Goode Days before they close a month later

Crow Buddy posted:

Streaming service, but you watch commercials and earn NFTs for doing so.

Spazzle posted:

No, its probably an nft or crypto scam. There is some group buying up defunct IP like radio shack and using them as nostalgia bait to lure people into grifts.

but yeah these seem more likely

I. M. Gei
Jun 26, 2005



Blockbuster is a lovely rear end company with awful business practices.

On the other hand, gently caress Netflix and gently caress streaming in general. I wouldn't mind if Blockbuster turned the tables and bankrupted all those motherfuckers.

olives black
Nov 24, 2017


LENIN.
STILL.
WON'T.
FUCK.
ME.

I. M. Gei posted:

Blockbuster is a lovely rear end company with awful business practices.

On the other hand, gently caress Netflix and gently caress streaming in general. I wouldn't mind if Blockbuster turned the tables and bankrupted all those motherfuckers.

how do you imagine that they will do this

Black August
Sep 28, 2003

olives black posted:

how do you imagine that they will do this

I know one way they could. AI Movies. You 'rent' a movie from them by sending in a description of exactly what you want, with a ton of options you can tick. The cost of the rental goes up a little bit for every extra option. Are you modifying an existing movie? Crossing it over with another? Making a new sequel? Replacing actors with other known actors? What soundtrack modifications? Genre changes? How long? Maybe you want Groundhog Day where you explore an additional 20 days of Phil's adventures. Anything and everything, then they whip it up for you with the wizards on the other end who know all the prompts and train up the best AIs on just movies. Then you rent it, and similar searches get it recommended as an immediate choice, so others rent it, and they attach a pizza delivery service, and options for physical media of personal copies and etc etc.

Slap a name like Blockbuster on that and watch the digidollars pile up as a billion people blow $100 each pull on remastering the entire Lord of the Rings movie to replace every actor and make Legolas and Gimli kiss and also the Evil Bilbo scene to be half as scary

super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009

Yeah, this is going to be some NFT poo poo.

olives black
Nov 24, 2017


LENIN.
STILL.
WON'T.
FUCK.
ME.

Black August posted:

I know one way they could. AI Movies. You 'rent' a movie from them by sending in a description of exactly what you want, with a ton of options you can tick. The cost of the rental goes up a little bit for every extra option. Are you modifying an existing movie? Crossing it over with another? Making a new sequel? Replacing actors with other known actors? What soundtrack modifications? Genre changes? How long? Maybe you want Groundhog Day where you explore an additional 20 days of Phil's adventures. Anything and everything, then they whip it up for you with the wizards on the other end who know all the prompts and train up the best AIs on just movies. Then you rent it, and similar searches get it recommended as an immediate choice, so others rent it, and they attach a pizza delivery service, and options for physical media of personal copies and etc etc.

Slap a name like Blockbuster on that and watch the digidollars pile up as a billion people blow $100 each pull on remastering the entire Lord of the Rings movie to replace every actor and make Legolas and Gimli kiss and also the Evil Bilbo scene to be half as scary

would be funny to watch how quickly the wizards burn out from 99% of the requests just being "[Movie X] but all of the lead actresses are barefoot/have their tits out"

Panic! At The Tesco
Aug 19, 2005

FART


Cockthruster

Black August
Sep 28, 2003

olives black posted:

would be funny to watch how quickly the wizards burn out from 99% of the requests just being "[Movie X] but all of the lead actresses are barefoot/have their tits out"

They won't. Simple stuff like that will be caught by the AI and autogenerated.

I. M. Gei
Jun 26, 2005



olives black posted:

would be funny to watch how quickly the wizards burn out from 99% of the requests just being "[Movie X] but all of the lead actresses are barefoot/have their tits out"

99% of the requests will definitely be porn and they will make piles of money from it and you know it

olives black
Nov 24, 2017


LENIN.
STILL.
WON'T.
FUCK.
ME.

Black August posted:

They won't. Simple stuff like that will be caught by the AI and autogenerated.

there'll probably still have to be some tweaks given how bad ai is at doing hands

I. M. Gei posted:

99% of the requests will definitely be porn and they will make piles of money from it and you know it

oh, they'll definitely make money from it. and they will also definitely have some sort of team of human reviewers that want to drink bleach after every shift like facebook/twitter/et al. do

olives black fucked around with this message at 03:31 on Mar 21, 2023

Black August
Sep 28, 2003

olives black posted:

there'll probably still have to be some tweaks given how bad ai is at doing hands

oh, they'll definitely make money from it. and they will also definitely have some sort of team of human reviewers that want to drink bleach after every shift like facebook/twitter/et al. do

Some are good at hands now. It'll be a year, tops.

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olives black
Nov 24, 2017


LENIN.
STILL.
WON'T.
FUCK.
ME.

Black August posted:

Some are good at hands now. It'll be a year, tops.

are they good at feet though

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