Unskippable: Mortal Kombat

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No LRR this week? Aw :( After the WotC announcement I was really curious to see what you'd have in store for us today.

Covarr:
Wait, people actually give a crap about Johnny Cage? I thought his sole purpose for existence was to be the Mortal Kombat equivalent of Hercule from DBZ.

P.S. Thanks

Johnny Cage is a fussy Belgian?

Actually, I can see that.

...Am I missing something here? Was the video supposed to only be 13 seconds long or should I start beating on my modem and preying to the Gods of Internet Access?

Am I the only one who gets only 13 seconds of footage?

RTR:
Am I the only one who gets only 13 seconds of footage?

No, it's happening to me too. I'm guessing it's a recent problem. Like, in the past 15 minutes or so.

Ellen of Kitten:

RTR:
Am I the only one who gets only 13 seconds of footage?

No, it's happening to me too. I'm guessing it's a recent problem. Like, in the past 15 minutes or so.

Same here. :(

Well that sucked

Would only play me the first 13 seconds of the video. Wouldn't even get me past the titles.

no matter how many times I reload it same thing happens.

If there is a sollution can someone tell me.

karloss01:
the video is only 13 seconds long, guess the video has glitched.

Phew, I thought I was the only one experiencing that.

Or that everyone else was making up stuff just to mock me.

Anyone else just getting part of the opening?

Yeah, I'm getting the same 13 second stuff too. Hope it's fixed soon, this is kinda odd.

canadamus_prime:

Warachia:

canadamus_prime:
So did Raiden travel back in time or did he send a message back in time to himself?
Also Christopher Lambert as Raiden was awesome! Only problem was they didn't give him enough screen time.

Also I completely agree about the reboot title thing. I mean I hate reboots on principle, but if you must do that at least give it a subtitle or something to distinguish it from the original so as not to confuse the hell out of people.

He just sent a message back to himself to try and change the tournaments outcome.

Which begs to question how he figured that was going to help, 'cause didn't Liu Kang win the original tournament, but then Shao Khan just said "Fuck it, I'm invading anyway."

As far as I'm aware, I think he thought if he sends the message back to the past, his former self will know something went wrong, and it would alter the future to be better than the one he was in, because that one could not possibly get worse.

That's annoying. Had to listen to those hilariously vapid TAKE40BFF girls, then again when I (in a huff) reloaded the video, thinking the problem was on my end, and saw the ad again. Oh, well, it'll be fixed soon enough.

I have the same problem.

I've discovered the secret message Raiden actually sent back in time:

Word of Graham says Escapist servers are throwing a fit. 13 seconds of Unskippable is hardly an acceptable amount of Unskippable.

10:30pm and still only 13 seconds of Unskippable. It's weird because Jimquisition worked fine for me but I really hope other videos aren't effected like this later in the week too. Big Picture, ZP and, Escape to the Movies are the main ones I'm concerned about. Also, and I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed but for me there are a ton of broken images on The Escapist home page.

Blarg. I knew I should have watched it when it first showed up in my RSS. Guess I'll eave it marked unwatched and come back later to see it.

Yup, it's broken... admins?

Witty, but short. 13 seconds doesn't go far enough to truly capture the humor I've come to know and love from Unskippable. Tis bold, yes, but my pedestrian mind can't truly come to grips with the potent message being conveyed with such brevity.

Wow, this video was so amazing I couldn't even see what happened after the intro!

sooooo was that actually just 13 seconds long because there was nothing to make fun of in the cut scenes of mortal combat because they were executed flawlessly with the perfect amount of humor and seriousness, is that some form of glitch, or you guys just feeling a little bit lazy this week and felt we should deal with the crappy ad's for nothing?

Icehearted:
Witty, but short. 13 seconds doesn't go far enough to truly capture the humor I've come to know and love from Unskippable. Tis bold, yes, but my pedestrian mind can't truly come to grips with the potent message being conveyed with such brevity.

Indeed. I can however not overlook the rather amusing dichotomy of "Unskippable" actually "skip" itself, creating a juxtaposition which in itself is mind-bogglingly ironic. Surely this must be a post-structuralist nod worthy of Foucault himself. As you so briefly, a sly wink to the piece itself perhaps, summarized it, witty and bold.

Covarr:
Wait, people actually give a crap about Johnny Cage? I thought his sole purpose for existence was to be the Mortal Kombat equivalent of Hercule from DBZ.

P.S. Thanks

I know exactly one person who gives a crap about Johnny Cage...
His favourite Mario character is Waluigi too...

And yeah the videos 13 secs for me too, obviously a problem on their end, will have to bookmark the page so I don't forget about it once it's fixed :P

I like how at the start of the video, every character is dead pretty much. The moral of Mortal Kombat to me is that you should never underestimate your opponents or else you'll end up with people next to you with the creepiest expression haha.

Areani:
Word of Graham says Escapist servers are throwing a fit. 13 seconds of Unskippable is hardly an acceptable amount of Unskippable.

The irony here is that every time I check in, there's the Batman ad I have to wade through before I can see if the episode is fixed. The UNSKIPPABLE AD! >_<

Covarr:
Wait, people actually give a crap about Johnny Cage? I thought his sole purpose for existence was to be the Mortal Kombat equivalent of Hercule from DBZ.

P.S. Thanks

He was based on Jean Claude Van Damm, but he didn't like the offer Midway made him, so they renamed the character.

I got the 13 second clip too, I figured it was a subtle play on intros not being unskippable.

EDIT: Ah, I see. It's broken.

Dammit, Kross!

image

Video is only 13secs for me... mistake in the upload?

karloss01:
the video is only 13 seconds long, guess the video has glitched.

Yeah , I also got the same problem , What's going on ?

umm wait so no one else is getting the problem of the video being only 13 seconds long?

Um. so is no one else having a problem with the video? Because mine is only playing for 13 sections and then it asks if I want to play again. Help?

GloryQuestor:

Ellen of Kitten:

RTR:
Am I the only one who gets only 13 seconds of footage?

No, it's happening to me too. I'm guessing it's a recent problem. Like, in the past 15 minutes or so.

Same here. :(

I'm getting it as well.

Yep, 13 second video here too :(

sigh... 13 seconds...

Logarithmic Limbo:

Icehearted:
Witty, but short. 13 seconds doesn't go far enough to truly capture the humor I've come to know and love from Unskippable. Tis bold, yes, but my pedestrian mind can't truly come to grips with the potent message being conveyed with such brevity.

Indeed. I can however not overlook the rather amusing dichotomy of "Unskippable" actually "skip" itself, creating a juxtaposition which in itself is mind-bogglingly ironic. Surely this must be a post-structuralist nod worthy of Foucault himself. As you so briefly, a sly wink to the piece itself perhaps, summarized it, witty and bold.

Surely the artistic wit on display here surpasses anything we've seen from them thus far!

(In all seriousness, THIS is why I sort of hate the post-modern contemporary art world. You can call just about anything art and dissect it as if it were art.)

Best 13 seconds of my life.

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