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Vita Mark II

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I take it this is a Silent Hill reference...Holy hell that was messed up!

Renegade-pizza:
I take it this is a Silent Hill reference...Holy hell that was messed up!

Silent Hill? Huh.

I thought the chains were a reference to porn. You know, the good kind. You can usually get it from a guy who lives down by the dump. His name is Seedy Joe, but I have no idea why. Seems like a pretty straight-up dude to me.

Well it took them long enough. Despite all that excu-speak, they finally...
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Nailed it!

EDit: Good Lord, did nobody think to look up "Lament Configuration"?

Yay it only took 3 comments for people to get it :P

Jesus wept, no one has any taste in movies anymore.

Shame on SonicWaffle and Renegade-pizza for not getting the Hellraiser reference!!! I wonder when the skin peeling part in the Vita will kick in?

lol. love the silent hill movie reference. amazing that some dint get it.

Scarim Coral:
Shame on SonicWaffle and Renegade-pizza for not getting the Hellraiser reference!!! I wonder when the skin peeling part in the Vita will kick in?

Screw you!! I'm going to ressurrect your childhood pet, put it in a haunted town that torments you with your own psysche and...poop on your doorstep?

SonicWaffle:
"snip" Porn* "snip" You know, the good kind.

"You know, the good kind."

I was going to say oh "hey Hell raiser" but...

I'm sorry to "ruin" your joke, but...there's bad porn?

EDIT: OK OK, I GET IT! BAD PORN FROM THE PEOPLE WHO QUOTED THIS. I'm just going to cry in the corner after seeing this post...

Lazy:

Random Argument Man:

SonicWaffle:
"snip" Porn* "snip" You know, the good kind.

"You know, the good kind."

I was going to say oh "hey Hell raiser" but...

I'm sorry to "ruin" your joke, but...there's bad porn?

Yes, yes there is.

And really, people? I've never even seen Hellraiser and I still got the reference.

I just assumed it was something in the style of an actress who's clearly faking it, but this.....oh god..... I'll stay on the usual sites and never go to these corners of the internet.

I don't get it at all, anyone explain please? I do recognize the Silent Hill scene, but that's it.

Sgt. Sykes:
I don't get it at all, anyone explain please? I do recognize the Silent Hill scene, but that's it.

It's not Silent Hill, it's Hellraiser.

Sony will tear your soul apart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAYkH-ESXW8

If only Kevin Butler were still with them, he could play that role.

In all honesty, I would like a Lament Configuration just for myself. Doesn't matter who releases it, Nintendo could put it out for $1000 bucks and I'd still try to get it. I don't care if it will kill me, it's just badass

Ugg I watched Hell Raiser as a really young kid, and that movie messed me up. I'm still scarred from watching it.

Starke:
It's not Silent Hill, it's Hellraiser.

And what's the meaning then?

Starke:

Sgt. Sykes:
I don't get it at all, anyone explain please? I do recognize the Silent Hill scene, but that's it.

It's not Silent Hill, it's Hellraiser.

This.

The scene in the Silent Hill movie was similar but it was barbed wire, not chains.

Sgt. Sykes:

Starke:
It's not Silent Hill, it's Hellraiser.

And what's the meaning then?

Eternal torture is better than having a Vita?

EDIT: To be fair, you could be into that kind of stuff...

Lono Shrugged:
Jesus wept, no one has any taste in movies anymore.

Hellraiser isn't exactly a new movie, chum. It's a touch late to start talking about bad taste in movies.

Sgt. Sykes:

Starke:
It's not Silent Hill, it's Hellraiser.

And what's the meaning then?

In Hellraiser, opening the Lament Configuration will summon the Cenobites, demons to some but angels to others, who will essentially torture you for eternity (because they assume that's what you want in the first place) which often includes being strung up and ripped apart by chains and hooks. The joke is still there even if you don't know what the Configuration is (a puzzle box that summons the Cenobites) simply in the last line, but hopefully this makes sense out of it all. If not you can always read the Wikipedia article about it.

I liked the expressions of the public in the second panel.

Sgt. Sykes:

Starke:
It's not Silent Hill, it's Hellraiser.

And what's the meaning then?

Perhaps its a message about how Sony is another conglomerate that will eventually take everything a gamer has up to and including their very soul without giving anything of true and lasting value in return?
Then agian, perhaps they are just in league with that horny little devil, Satan?

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Well..... isn't that special

At least someone got this faster than the last time...

*sigh*

Sgt. Sykes:

Starke:
It's not Silent Hill, it's Hellraiser.

And what's the meaning then?

As Eternal_Lament pointed out, the core of the Hellraiser films is a puzzle cube that, when solved summons demons to torture you. The shot of Erin in the last panel is a direct reference to one of the characters in the first film.

I'm a bit stumped that so many people do not know Hellraiser anymore. Sounds like a case for Jim's Movie Defense Force.
And yeah, great comic!

Irridium:
At least someone got this faster than the last time...

*sigh*

I still can't tell the difference between Bladerunner and The Fifth Element.

Random Argument Man:

SonicWaffle:
"snip" Porn* "snip" You know, the good kind.

"You know, the good kind."

I was going to say oh "hey Hell raiser" but...

I'm sorry to "ruin" your joke, but...there's bad porn?

Oh yeah. Loads of it. It usually doesn't involve anywhere near enough napalm, and sometimes the giraffes they buy are old and tired out.

Duller than ditchwater.

twm1709:
Yay it only took 3 comments for people to get it :P

Lono Shrugged:
Jesus wept, no one has any taste in movies anymore.

Scarim Coral:
Shame on SonicWaffle and Renegade-pizza for not getting the Hellraiser reference!!! I wonder when the skin peeling part in the Vita will kick in?

Oh, we got it. I just count Hellraiser as porn. Don't you?

Weirdo.

Scarim Coral:
I wonder when the skin peeling part in the Vita will kick in?

It's DLC.The base model just ships with the standard chains and hooks.

Hmm, and here I was thinking it was an Event Horizon reference

No offense, but I've always noted that the Ouya bears a striking resemblance to the Lament Configuration.

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And that scares the shit outta me.

Guess I must be a masochist extraordinaire, as I haven't even noticed any infinite torture and despair wrought by the first model.

I weep for our future when people ignorantly confuse a Hellraiser reference to Silent Hill (a series that already lost it's "scare" by the 2nd movie). The box itself was a clear giveaway. What's worse, is these same people probably reference Saw and Paranormal Activities when talking about horror/scary movies...ugh, bring back Poltergeist, Hellraiser, the classical Nightmare on Elm Street, Evil Dead (though the new one looks like it's true to the source material,...hopefully), and a really good Phantasm (personal favorite).

I DON'T GET IT.

It took me years to suppress the memory of seeing various Hellraiser movies then this comes brings it all back. GG critical miss. GG.

For those having trouble with the reference if you can't stand gore don't click

Wow, the sad state of Nerd Culture. As people have pointed out it's "Hellraiser" seeing as they still turn out the occasional movie in that series I'm really surprised more people didn't get it. Especially seeing as it's carried comic series (fairly long running ones as far as things like this goes too) and everything else.

Now it's time to nerd out, I recommend seeing the movies though, or better yet reading the original short story first.

Hellraiser Infodump <very mild spoilers>:

It all started with a horror writer named Cliver Barker who is kind of a big deal in such circles, writing a novella called "The Hellbound Heart" which is about a guy who opens a gate to hell looking for his hearts desire and winds up needless to say getting screwed. In wanting to show his stories could be adapted to the big screen he turned this story into the first "Hellraiser" movie which is pretty close to the novella verbatim. Movies based on other Clive Barker works have been a mixed bag, ranging from "Candyman" to "Lord Of Illusions" to the cult classic "Nightbreed" which was expected to be a huge success and planned franchise but didn't work out. Clive has also done cameos/quick pop ups in horror movies before including one classic moment in the cheez fest "Sleepwalkers" where him and Steven King exchange words at a crime scene in the backround in order to get fans to go "holy crap". As a result it surprises me that any nerd has not heard of Clive Barker or "Hellraiser". Education is lacking... <cries>

Clive actually didn't have much to do with the rest of the Hellraiser movies or the extended mythology. Indeed his stories draw on and referance each other to an extent, including a couple of recurring characters (like a detective with the last name D'amore, can't remember the first name, it's been a while, but he's the protaganist of "Lord Of Illusions" played by Scott Bakula... a movie which blew, and wasn't even all that close to the story it was based on which is half the problem I think). It's involved some series trope changes like where "Pinhead" who was simply called "The Engineer" in the story (though the proper name is used in some of the later movies) is made out to be a bigger deal than he was in the scheme of things.

The basic extended mythology involves the concept that there was a civil war in hell, Leviathan overthrew The Devil and decided Hell's new purpose was to bring pain and suffering exclusively, all other facets of evil and corruption were basically overlooked. This comes up in the movies in like the 4th movie where a female demon whose specialty is temptation who was on earth is kind of informed by Pinhead that there have been changes. Leviathan has also started to take mortal souls and turn them into minions rather than simply punishing the guilty like was the original purpose of Hell, and has also been pretty much working to abduct mortals rather than waiting for the wicked to come to him.

The Lamnent Configuration is basically a portable gateway, the physical form of which is a puzzle box created to a very specific configuration by a french toymaker named Lamarchond which was enchanted by a warlock to enhance his powers and summon and control demons, who himself came to a bad end. The movie "Bloodlines" which was intended to be the end of the movieverse (though they did wind up making more of them set before the futuristic finale) spells all of this out and tells the tale of descendants of that toymaker trying to build an anti-configuration to shut it down, with problems getting enough power through technological means to power something like this. This is also why "desire" matters with the cube and it occasionally displays other powers like the abillity to banish Demons/Cenboites as they go back to it's original function as a magical tool for a now-dead Warlock (he obviously wasn't going to call demons he couldn't deal with) of course since nobody knows how to use it without dumb luck you've even had situations where Demons have tossed the cube that could stop them to guys and go "hey, give it your best shot" knowing they couldn't do crap without getting very lucky.

The old Hellraiser comics series (by a publisher called Checker if I remember, with a good number of the best stories being put into a trio of hefty "Collected Best" comics anthologies) filled in a lot of the blanks in the movieverse, how and why things worked, and also introduced some of the enemies of the Cenobytes and demons, including the little detail that most believe that Hell won the war with Heaven under Leviathan's leadership, but that isn't actually true as revealed in a story where it turns out a lot of the mythos and crap going on with the mortal plane is pretty much propaganda for the war machine (such as silly children's urban legends, which they teach a teacher not to tell kids
are untrue for this reason). It also gets into concepts like Mame Morte (mother death) and her Harrowers fighting the Cenobites, and escapees from hell who do a little better than the guy from the first movie and start picking off Cenobytes by casting bullets made from pieces of Leviathan.. and all kinds of other crap, but most of it comes down to one or two issue stories where some idiot summons demons and gets what's coming to them, or in an ironic twist if it was more or less a good guy that did it, bringing doom to the people that messed with them (ie guy gets dragged to hell, comes back as a Cenobyte, drags tormentor off to eternal suffering). A lot of the Cenobytes are revealed to have a twisted sense of justice, which of course goes back to the second Hellraiser movie where they reveal that manipulating someone else to open the cube doesn't make them the target, it's all about who wanted it opened, and while they have no problem with collateral damage, they tend to more or less leave genuine innocents alone. The better a person you are if you wind up in hell the better the chances you'll become one of them, where if you set off to become one of them or are an evil douchbag they are likely to just torture you. There even being one guy they show in a story who winds up begging for eternity to be made one of them "as promised" for all of the stuff he did in their name... which they are never going to do. :)

At any rate that's Hellraiser in a nutshell without spoiling many specific movie plot points. I personally think the first four movies are the best (especially 1 and 2) 3 is okay, but largely acts as filler, 4 is goofy but ties a lot of things up within the movies themselves, the ones after that (Deader, Hellseeker, etc...) are decent stand alone stories, tying up the tale of the initial series protaganist from the first two movies, showing the mythology used in original stories, and in one case "Hellworld" playing mind games with series fans "but wait, Pinhead wouldn't do that, it doesn't work that way" only to become one of the more interesting Hellraiser stories in like the last three minutes (as well as having Lance Henrikson). :)

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