Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Second Skin @ SxSW

SxSW is a huge music/film festival in Austin


My hope is that they really portray gamers in a light that most media have failed to do as of yet. I really hope they get under the "skin" of a gamer and not focus on the superficial ideas of gaming.

I think they will and I can't wait to see this film. I have never had an excuse to go to SxSW in Austin ever, but now I do. It's the weekend of my dad's bday but the showing is on Friday so I could probably leave the next day.

However, I looked at pricing for a film badge..$350 dollars. It seems excessive just to see one film....hell, I probably wouldn't normally pay that much for a whole weekends worth of movies. Is going to see Starman on the big screen worth $350?? heheh. Hook me up with tickets yo!!

Is anyone else going?


Moonknight said...

$350? Where did you see that Alachia?

Mercot said...

Looks very interesting, and I've been excited to see it ever since I heard about it on WoWcast and World of Warcast last spring.
I'll probably see it on DVD sometime, if they find a distributor...
Psh...you Austin folks get all the fun stuff :)

Alachia said...

pricing for registration is shown here


Moonknight said...

Thx Alachia.

Dalmore said...

At $350 bones this might be a wait for DVD type of movie.

Alachia said...

i heard you can get wristbands closer to the date and they're only $190...but that's still too pricey for one film for me. :(

Street Chief said...

Why do all of the people look like a gamer. Gamers have developed past pasty white kids with red overalls. They're now pasty white kids with acne, greasy hair, baseball caps and a fucking obnoxious voice, or; middle-age, overweight, more commonly shaved head(to reduce effort of cleaning) glasses, beards, lanyards at times... It's disgusting. I just wish that every now and then there would be another gamer out there who doesn't look like a complete and udder fucking houserat. If you're going to flame me about this I've quit gaming, but even when I did play I never let myself lose a unique and defined appearance.

Alachia said...

In the great words of Mariyln Manson:

Hey you, what do you see?
Something beautiful, something free?
Hey you, are you trying to be mean?
If you live with apes man, it's hard to be clean

The worms will live in every host
It's hard to pick which one they eat most

The horrible people, the horrible people
It's as anatomic as the size of your steeple
Capitalism has made it this way,
Old-fashioned fascism will take it away

There's no time to discriminate,
Hate every motherf*cker
That's in your way

The beautiful people
The beautiful people

Street Chief said...

When it comes down to it. It's survival of the fittest. What will happen when your car doesn't work or your house falls down. When your clothes are burned and your food is rotten. It's up to you to survive. They talk about these people with dead-end jobs. Who's fault is that? They escape to a reality where it's easier to succeed, and they invest the same amount of time into that success as they could into their own lives. I just don't understand why people feel the need to get 'epic' in a game, when you could be just as 'epic' in real life. You want to be a beautiful elf? With that perfected physique or a bad ass lock with your awesome armor. Think of what you could do to your own body, your own image. I mean, people farm for hours to get an item when they could spend that time working to buy something in real life. You throw your life away for a game... That doesn't make sense to me. Why wouldn't you throw the game away for your life.

Maclort said...

Survival of the fittest? You think you are better than the rest of us because you no longer game?

That's just ridiculous.

Did you consider that we enjoy things like upgrading our armor. And if you are an ex-gamer then you should realise not all gamers worry about 'epics', believe it or not some of them want to have fun with their friends.
Everyone has their vice, mine is Gaming.
To me, I am not throwing my life away. I took the choise of enjoying myself in a virtual world rather than doing something I would enjoy less.
Surely I have the right to choose to do something which I enjoy? If we can't have that simple thing then what is the point in life!

Of course I only speak for myself and my own views.

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Street Chief said...

That's the thing Maclort. You've sacrificed your life for a life in a game. The game will end eventually and what will you have to show for it? Nothing.

Maclort said...

What makes you think i have sacrificed my life?
The guild i am in at the minute is made up of a group of friends, mainly ones I met at College. We game a lot together, sure. But this coming year four of us are moving in together while we all take courses in the same campus.
I didnt swap a life for a life, I have two lives which intertwine.

Also I will have nothing to show for it? Some people make a business out of gaming, look at Fatal1ty. Can you say the same about him?
Im not comparing myself to him whatsoever, but a lot of his life revolves around gaming.

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