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Posted: Jul 24th 2009 5:49PM (Unverified) said

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"Badass" describes it pretty well. Also, "shakey". Their Steady-Cam is severely malfunctioning! ;-)

Posted: Jul 24th 2009 5:52PM (Unverified) said

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It's not the kind of music I usually listen to but I really dig it. The fashionista army was awesome. I really respect that they did live footage for this instead of machinima. The more people who start standing up and saying, "I make REAL music in a virtual world" or "I do REAL work in a virtual work" or "I have REAL fun in a virtual world," the better off all of us will be.

Posted: Jul 24th 2009 8:11PM Freeballer said

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I dunno. I didn't much like the song. but I agree with thaumata, that there are alot of real musicians in sl or dj and do real work there. Maybee I'd feel differently if it was a band i knew or know but the rest is kinda lame to me and it didnt feel much of a song about it except for saying "altered reality". oh well. maybee its me, and I wish them well

Posted: Jul 24th 2009 9:11PM halfcaptain said

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really, really lame. but i don't speak for everyone, surely.

Posted: Jul 24th 2009 9:31PM jwoelich said

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Almost as lame as the "game" itself. Almost.

Posted: Jul 24th 2009 9:37PM (Unverified) said

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Predominately over age 45?
Thats interesting... a popular title fueled by retired people...ish
I guess the old/non retired are playing Eve?

Still, interesting.

Posted: Jul 25th 2009 1:54AM halfcaptain said

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i think they'd be playing bejeweled, if anything. most of the eve crowd i've come in contact with are between 22 and 38. and if you're retired anywhere in there, you could play maple story 30 hours a week and i would still probably give you some respect.
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Posted: Jul 25th 2009 5:37AM (Unverified) said

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45 is retirement age in the U.S. now?

Cool, I'm just about there.

The song / video has a certain....generic quality about it.
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Posted: Jul 24th 2009 9:40PM mysecretid said

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Whether people dig the song or not will totally depend on their personal taste in music.

As others have said, I give the band total credit for making a genuine video for their song, instead of just yet another machinima or animation piece.

The OP asked whether the visuals match the lyrics? I'm guessing the band wanted to make a video which would have some sort of narrative thread, regardless of whether or not all viewers "got" the full gist of what the song was really about. An all-purpose promo clip for the band.

Anyway, I say congrats to the band, and I wish them well -- It's a helluva lot easier to criticise on the anonymous interwebs, than it is to get off your ass, write a song, and shoot a video with your band.

Actually Creating Something > Criticising Something Someone Else Did :-)

Posted: Jul 25th 2009 1:51AM halfcaptain said

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any goon can write a song and film a low-budget video, assuming that goon is dedicated and well connected enough to find a little money and actually do it.

sure, of course it depends on musical preference. now, i'm not going to argue aesthetics with you and go all 'what is good art' on your ass, but don't suggest that this music can't objectively suck because someone out there might like it. that's approaching student relativist territory, and that shit just doesn't work.

i'm pretty sure i'm not alone when i call this a heavy-handed, cliché-ridden, super lame song and video. i really don't have anything against SL (i don't play it, but i don't hate it), but this video is pretty shitty. and just because i'm on the internet and they 'got off their asses and wrote a song' doesn't mean they're exempt from sincere criticism.

i don't mean to jump down your throat. usually i welcome the 'now come on guys' posts in forum threads, but a band like this plain ol' doesn't need encouragement. much less encouragement from dudes who can't bring themselves to critically evaluate music.
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Posted: Jul 25th 2009 2:44PM mysecretid said

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I was never specifically speaking to you, halfcaptain, but your points would carry more weight with me if you'd also provided links in your reply to your band page, and the superior music video(s) they'd already made.

Of course, this is the internet. It wouldn't take much to just like to any MySpace band page and claim it as one's own, I suppose.

Whether this vid is good/bad/indifferent is irrelevant to what I was saying. My point was only that actually _doing_ something is still superior to merely criticising the work of others over the interwebs.

Again, I was not (and I am not) specifically targeting you with my statements, but I stand by my opinions. You're entitled to disagree as you see fit.
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Posted: Jul 24th 2009 9:46PM Graill440 said

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They need to practice more with the phrase... "would you like that supersized?"

Posted: Jul 24th 2009 10:05PM Dblade said

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Music, not so bad if you like older hair metal. Video? Utter crap. Plus, even the music loses its coolness when you realize he is singing about a place where one of the most popular activities seems to be buying genitalia.

Posted: Jul 24th 2009 11:36PM TheJackman said

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I wish there was a filter or something saved like a cookie that I never have too read about this crap chat box thing anymore. Really people Second Life is not even a game its just a chat box its like a face book in a really crappy 3d world!

Posted: Jul 25th 2009 1:38AM Ivasen said

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While I'm sure this has been stated numerous times before, here it is again.

"Second Life contains some games (some in the MMOG style, granted), but does not fit the any of the accepted definitions of a game. I believe we've discussed that at length. It's a communications and content publishing platform that presents as a virtual environment -- but we cover it here also as non-game virtual environments also fall under our reporting sphere."

If you were to be reading anything about this "Crap chat box" then you would have surely seen that and not made such a ignorant post.

Exert some self-control, do not read anything with the SL tag on it and this won't be a concern.
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Posted: Jul 25th 2009 1:47AM (Unverified) said

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Heh. You should see the number of people who complain about us covering World of Warcraft or EVE Online as well. I think if we stopped covering everything that people wrote in to us saying that they don't want to have to read about, there'd be no content left.
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Posted: Jul 25th 2009 2:32AM Joystiq Login Bugs SUCK said

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Yeah, but that WoW article deserved it. Sheesh, her guild gave her a gift and we had to read that crap.

It would be like Tateru reporting that Jack Svoboda just got a new prim penis (with realistic ejaculation effects) given to him by his boyfriend, and that together they spent the night shrinking it to match the size of his 9 year old avatar.
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Posted: Jul 24th 2009 11:37PM (Unverified) said

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Kick ass vid! Lyrics that describe my SL for sure. Good fine Tateru.

Posted: Jul 25th 2009 12:14AM (Unverified) said

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Totally lame. These guys clearly have never been in SL, and are only writing and singing about it to cash in on something hot. Never heard of them before, and we'll never hear from them again. This is lamer than the CSI:NY episode about SL.

Posted: Jul 25th 2009 1:16AM (Unverified) said

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Owch, my eyes.

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