About to finish Bioshock Infinite for the third time. About to have a discussion on the ending after the break. If you want to have an absolute work of art ruined for you, hit the jump. If not, avoid everything here like the PLAGUE, finish the game, THEN join in.
EPIC SPOILERS AHEAD.
This is an old Tv Spot for Murphy’s Irish Stout. This commercial/advert was taped from channel 4, (England), around 1998/1999 on VHS PAL…. Sorry for the quality loss in the transfer, was best I could do with the old tape.
according to the imdb this was made by Mamoru Oshii, maker of the Patlabor and Ghost in the Shell movies, allegedly(Imdb often wrong!). This was known as the Murphy’s Irish Stout “Last Orders” spot or the Samurai and beer spot!
Made by Production I.G.
their info listing is as follows:
Air Date: October 1997
Format: 1 x 60”
Agency: Nexus Productions
Director: Hiroyuki Kitakubo
Character Design/Animation Director: Kazuchika Kise
Layout: Atsushi Takeuchi
Art Director: Hiromasa Ogura
Animation Production: Production I.G
Cool commercial, cool message, so super cool.
Laconic history of the world in a typographic map of the world based on the most common word in the Wikipedia page about the respective country’s history – a literal take on cartography as power and propaganda.
“Life is meaningless, we are but players of a game, and that game is MARIO CARDS”.
MARIO CARDS is a text adventure I’ve just finished writing. I documented the progress here, and you can play it online for free here. It isn’t long. I think. I can’t remember a lot of what I wrote because it’s 7:30pm and I first had the idea at around 7am. There was no spell check, and I had no plot planned, other than card games where all the cards are replaced with pictures of Mario’s face.
Maybe you’ll read it and see meaning. Maybe it’ll change your life. Maybe the MYSTERY CARD’s reveal at the end will rock your soul, man. Or maybe you’ll click a few options while skimming over the text and give it no thumbs up. Whatever. I’m done with this now, and I am proud of whatever it is.
“You are the plastic fish to his slowly revolving plastic pool and you can not stop the dance, no one can stop the dance.”
Freddie Mercury with robot legs and assault rifle hands.