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Sockpuppet Friday—The Indy and Nate Edition!

Filed under: General — Aaron Worthing @ 10:11 am

[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here.  Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.]

As usual, you are positively encouraged to engaged in sockpuppetry on this thread. The usual rules apply.

Please be sure to switch back to your regular handle when commenting on other threads. I have made that mistake myself.

And remember, the worst sin you can commit on this thread is not being funny.


And for this week’s Friday frivolity, Playstation and Naughty Dog is getting the hype machine warmed up for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.  If you are unaware of the series, it is one of the finest on the platform and the simplest, pithiest description is “it’s Indiana Jones mixed with a cover-based shooting mechanic.”

Which is a bit too pithy.  What makes the game special is the snappy writing, a very cinematic style, and eye-popping set pieces.  My wife, for instance, just likes watching me play it, enjoying it much like watching any other show or movie.  The first game ranked #12 on IGN’s list of the best Playstation games, and the second ranked #1, and it sounds like everyone concurred.

Still, plot-wise, it is the Indiana template: a roguish archeologist/tomb raider, searching for an item that is rumored to have supernatural powers and/or a curse, trying to get the item before an evil bad guy gets it.

So it is kind of treat (and excellent publicity) that the people who created the Uncharted games convicted “Indiana Solo” himself, Harrison Ford, to play a little of the new (as of yet unreleased) game in the series. You can watch the whole thing, here, but either Ford is a better actor than I thought he was, or he was really like a little kid loving the hell out of it.  Seriously, he seemed genuinely blown away.

So there you go kids.  Not are these games universally acclaimed, but they have the Indiana Jones seal of approval.  :-)

But, um, am I correct in thinking he is playing the Japanese version of it?  So bluntly, I have to think he is getting the inferior experience if only because he doesn’t have the benefit of Nolan North’s superb voice acting (unless North speaks Japanese…) as hero Nathan Drake.

[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]

60 Responses to “Sockpuppet Friday—The Indy and Nate Edition!”

  1. I got a “500 Internal Server Error” message. It, therefore is RACIST!!

    Al Sharpton (96a8a6)

  2. Is it Halloween yet? I’m available for lease.

    Obama's spooky black bus (c65c00)

  3. The war in Uganda is good

    The war in Iraq is bad

    The war in Afghanistan is Eh.

    Mahmoud Abbas makes sense because he wants to wipe Israel off the map.

    CodePinko (d54602)

  4. My leg is wounded and started to itch
    So I think I’ll hide in this drainage ditch
    The rebels won’t see
    They’ll never find me
    Damn, they did! Ain’t life a bitch?

    Muammar el-Qaddafi (3e4784)

  5. Obama cleaned up bush’s mess by continuing his bailout and wars which is what caused this mess according to libedrools.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  6. Fortune cookie say
    If you cower in the ditch
    You get no virgins

    Brigadier General Haiku (3e4784)

  7. When the economy collapses in 2012 the leftys will blame bushs wars[which most leftys supported it before flip-flopping] and the bailouts which the dem congress approved.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  8. If we didn’t have republican wars this economy would not have been in the crapper but the dem wars are good

    /Commie mindset

    DohBiden (d54602)

  9. Say, I’m lookin’ for a man, calls himself Dutch Henry Brown, …and a rifle. I’d be much obliged if you let me know if you seen him.

    Lin McAdam (255b30)

  10. Muammar, welcome!

    Listen, it’s getting kind of crowded here, what with the Americans sending us so many fresh faces and the Palestinians blowing themselves up like mad, so I’m afraid that, at least until we get the new wing built, you’re going to have to share the Dictator’s Suite with your old buddy, Saddam. But hey, I’m sure that y’all have lots to talk about, and, not to worry, your 72 virgins await you as well.

    Satan (3e4784)

  11. Of course, we had planned on having the new wing completed by now, but all of these Palestinians who move here, the one’s we’d counted on to help, it doesn’t seem like any of them have the least bit of experience in building anything or actually working.

    Satan (3e4784)

  12. Hey, Satan! Maybe I wasn’t no dictator, but I wanna know how Saddam and Muammar got the Dictator’s Suite, and all I got was this lean-to by the furnace? I deserve better, damn it, ’cause I got an American to kill Americans!

    Anwar al-Awlaki (3e4784)

  13. Dude, everyone here gets the room by the furnace.

    Satan (3e4784)

  14. Hey what about me?

    FreddyKrueger (d54602)

  15. I just want
    (I just want)
    people to know
    (people to know)
    and myself to feel
    (and myself to feel)
    that I’m a really compassionate person
    (that I’m a really compassionate person)
    and that’s why
    (and that’s why)
    it never occurs to me
    (it never occurs to me)
    to think that those
    (to think that those)
    people telling me to get a job
    (people telling me to get a job)
    and other mean things [sic]
    (and other mean things)
    want my long term good
    (want my long term good)
    but they just want to be haters
    (but they just want to be haters)
    while I hold
    (while I hold)
    the moral superiority
    (the moral superiority)

    Young, near-tears OWSer, who knows that having to have a job is mean, mean, mean (325a59)

  16. You can use my head in the drum circle! It makes a nice hollow sound. I can even help with the syncopation by opening and closing my mouth.

    Loveless2011 emporess of OWS (e7577d)

  17. To whomever is sock-puppeting DohBiden, your impersonation is spot-on. However, you are not very funny.

    Everyone's-A-Qritiq (7aa129)

  18. Hey guys, I’m just here for the free food and drugs. Where are the hot women?

    #OWS guy (a1fcca)

  19. Eat shit Qritiq.

    And yes anarchy is extreme right.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  20. Go ahead ban me tool.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  21. Hey occupy boys. You really don’t want to be part of a repeat of 1968.

    Rahm, the Godfather of Chi town (a1fcca)

  22. Who would believe such an outrageous claim that I’d wiretap anyone? My record of integrity speaks for itself.

    Michael Hiltzik (06b4e2)

  23. #20 is a perfect example: great imitation, but NOT humorous

    Everyone's-A-Qritiq (7aa129)

  24. Actually, the Times attorney in my case, Karlene Goller, wanted me to give permission to the FBI to tape a phone call of mine to someone who had called me with possible pertinent information on my case. It was someone who said they were trying to help me, and I believed that this person sincerely was trying to help.

    In fact, she not only urged me to, but she made arrangements for a special phone to be brought in to tape the phone conversation without the other person’s knowledge.

    I was next given a piece of paper to sign that would legally give my permission to tape my phone call by the FBI. She told me to sign it because I was a victim first and a journalist second.

    I signed it, then looked at my name on the piece of paper and tore it into pieces. I was a journalist first and could not cross that line of taping someone without their knowledge, especially someone who was trying to help me nor did I, as a journalist, want to become a tool of law enforcement.

    True story, witnessed by many.

    Anita Busch (a025dd)

  25. #22: Actually, they had better have evidence to back up that accusation if they’re going to make it. Hiltzik has a history that includes reading his colleagues’ email, so I wouldn’t put it past him — but neither would I want to see people intimidate him with B.S. accusations backed by nothing.

    Patterico (f724ca)

  26. #22: Wiretapping. Oh so tacky! Like wearing white after Labor Day. By the way, sweetie, does this dress make me look fat?

    J. Edgar Hoover (9d1bb3)

  27. Vote Obama to repent of your otherworldly sins or something.

    TypicalPerryturd. (d54602)

  28. Give us $8,000 or we will stop drumming.

    OWS Drum Corps (c65c00)

  29. We hate coroporations but hey is that an Ipod?

    OWSCorpsemen (d54602)

  30. You all can go ahead and clap. You have my permission.

    Barack Hussein Obama (c65c00)

  31. Ah yes Regan wars=Illegal

    Obamas war=Perfectly ok even if they are a continuation of Bush’s wars.

    OWSCorpsemen (d54602)

  32. Gotta love the lefturds trying to justify the Libyan Rebels murdering people.

    OWSCorpsemen (d54602)

  33. Damn Sockpuppet.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  34. Qritiq piss off.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  35. Hold it! I was number 22, and I’m not Hiltzik. That’s not to say that I would consider using wiretaps against those attempting to overthrow me.

    Rahm, the Godfather of Chi town (a1fcca)

  36. I’m not a victim, but I play one on blog comment sections!

    Ineeda Bush (e7577d)

  37. Isn’t spooky black bus racist if the main passenger is half-black??

    ODB (8d652e)

  38. When is this blog going to be renamed Dustin’s Pontifications? I’m certainly paying the kid enough for it.

    Rick Perry (e56eef)

  39. You want all mexicans to die.

    See liberal mexican legals agree with me so your argument is invalid

    Southernblogger (d54602)

  40. Remember, when you do a sock-puppet you need to change your name.


    Everyone's-A-Qritiq (1ec7c1)

  41. I did you leftard.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  42. Look here, buddy. I’m one of the regular conservative commentators that defended your continued presence on this blog.

    That being said, feel free to NOT try my patience. Respect the rules of Sockpuppet Friday: do NOT post under your regular handle, and don’t post at all unless you’re gonna write something funny!

    Everyone's-A-Qritiq (1ec7c1)

  43. Anyone that disagrees with me is a leftard.

    Except when I contradict myself.

    DohBiden (1ec7c1)

  44. So he isn’t a conservative?

    DohBiden (d54602)

  45. And yes these OWS protesters have a right to protest and stomp on the flag and bring down the America the military men worked so hard to protect.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  46. Mewrool! Hiss, spit! Looks like we have a cat fight here.

    ATomkat (a1fcca)

  47. Not trying to start a row-de-dow; but there is just so much of DB’s crap that I’m willing to take, especially when you consider that I was his MAIN DEFENDER when Colonel Haiku told him to go away.

    [of course, DB seems to have already forgotten this — thanking CH for (supposedly) confirming one of his points]

    PlayerToBeNamedLater (aka Qritiq) (1ec7c1)

  48. ^

    Angry for no reason…

    Rude to people for no reason…

    Oddly entitled…

    Amusingly hypocritical…

    Yeah, pretty good Qritiq impersonation.

    But I’m wondering what you meant by “don’t post at all unless you’re gonna write something funny!” We must have different funny-bones.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  49. No worries. Just looking for some intentional humor.

    PlayerToBeNamedLater (4c94d3)

  50. I hope that you weren’t saying that my stuff wasn’t funny, because, dude, you really don’t want me pissed off at you in the end; I can make your life Hell.

    Satan (f68855)

  51. Yeah you guys, have a little sympathy for the devil.

    Mick Jagger (a1fcca)

  52. Mr. Satan, you never fail to amuse!

    Playa (4c94d3)

  53. hey the only one who should be calling mr satan mr is me cause even though he’s one of those ones what deserves no respect I’m all about the respect. Well that and the vegan cupcakes. Well that and the tasty tasty sammin cakes with dill sauce cause that is value

    that's mr feets to you (3e92e3)

  54. He’s a faux-conservative poser.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  55. Let the millionaire tax expire so your taxpayers money can go support the stuff money was taken away from………….Oh how I despise stupid.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  56. Btw if you libs allowed money to be cut from cowboy poetry we wouldn’t need to cut money from those vital things.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  57. Such as Cops.

    Gotta love the left using Laura Bushs cancer in order to lash out against Bush for his opposition to Embryonic stem cell research.

    DohBiden (d54602)

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