Game Junk Prototype Episode #23: Sony State of Play August 2020

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We recap all the games shown off during Sony’s latest State of Play video and discuss Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad game and Microsoft’s Project Xcloud dispute with Apple, plus we also talk Shadow of the Colossus, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout and various Xbox Summer Game Fest demos.

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  • OsoDuck

    Frank has got to be trolling with this “people don’t like Robin Hood” nonsense. Just because large corporations are unable to make good Robin Hood material does not mean people do not like Robin Hood. Maybe Frank is secretly incensed by the idea that a group of poor men could possibly steal the wealth of his beloved corporations, and distribute that wealth to the mouth breathers of the world.

    I will give you Peter Pan and Mr. Rogers though, Frank. They truly do suck.

    Look at this doll, Frank. It has cloth. Robin Hood rocks.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ae56890b57e684f54c6146d4084a607eb0f7f70a0f45044cf6565067a8fe2c6a.jpg

  • OsoDuck

    However, there is some irony in Frank’s deep hatred of Peter Pan because of his love for Stephen Spielberg’s Jurassic Park (which I confidently predict will be on his top 100 films of all time list). Why is that? Well, perhaps because fans are still falling all over themselves to proclaim that Jurassic Park is science, they fail to see that Jurassic Park is nothing more than Peter Pan with 900% increase in the amount of Tick Tock crocodiles. The story of a Paleontologist who doesn’t want to grow up (personified thinly by his aversion to the responsibility of having children), and is invited by a spritely character to a neverland, where he can revel in all his childhood dinosaur fantasies and mouth to mouth CPR with a young boy. This Neverland is threatened by the corporate pirate ship of InGen. A pirate ship that becomes more piratey with each film. By the time we get to Jurassic World, InGen appears to be hiring actual pirates. Has Frank and the world forgotten that Spielberg was universally referred to as a Peter Pan character during the eighties and nineties, around the time he was still hanging out with the world’s other beloved Peter Pan, Michael Jackson? How could that Peter Pan quality not seep into Spielberg’s work? And lo, it did. Spielberg made the Peter Pan adaptation Hook in 1991 and followed it up with the Peter Pan adaptation Jurassic Park in 1993.

    Here is an amateurish youtube video I made in windows movie maker that connects imagery and themes in the Steven Spielberg Jurassic Park film series with Peter Pan. (The video is not exhaustive. For example, in one section I forgot to include Jurassic World’s main pirate, Vincent D’Onofrio, getting his hand bitten off by a bipedal crocodile Tick Tock monster) Is Jurassic Park a cursed film? You be the judge. Either way, it must be stricken from all Top 100 lists in perpetuity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdDNCc26KLY&t=303s

    Here is a forum with posters discovering that John Williams “Theme from Jurassic Park” has more than a passing resemblance to Disney’s Peter Pan’s “You Can Fly” https://vi-control.net/community/threads/sample-mockup-theme-from-jurassic-park.45943/

    These connections have fascinated me for a while now and I am always at a loss that they are not more often pointed out.

  • pcch7

    I like the Hitman games a lot, could be pretty cool in VR. You can be guided towards the goals in each mission in Hitman 2 so maybe that would be more to Frank’s liking.

  • BoobieNiklas

    Frank dismissing everything that is’t trophy related makes all his opinions invalid