#005: Glitchland

#005: Glitchland

The fifth episode of "Game On, Hardcore" takes us back onto the Normandy, where Jenn and Pulse stumble upon a certain galactic hero.

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Well dang, Koobismo. Now how expensive will it be to bring Shep. back to life? ;p

Looking forward to see where this goes. :)

Ah, Glitchland. I went there on holiday a few times. That was enough for me.

Ok, a decent amount of payoff in the story. Another good one with plenty of mystery to come. Great world building.

I haven't been digging the slow build-up so far, but this time we get a bit more of the story and setting fleshed out. Best episode yet.

Those little wenches killed a version of FemShep. They must pay.

FemShep was Scorpion the whole time!

...Yeesh, just what the hell went wrong with this place?!? Now I'm curious...

FemShep....dead! NOOOOOOO

This is like a crazy dream after a long session of gaming.

Imp Emissary:
Well dang, Koobismo. Now how expensive will it be to bring Shep. back to life? ;p Looking forward to see where this goes. :)

Glad to hear that, Imp Emissary. :) As for bringing Shep back to life - the cost equivalent of three Cerberus armies should just about to cover it this time. I'm sure TIM will spare no expense.

Barbas:
Ah, Glitchland. I went there on holiday a few times. That was enough for me.

Located on the Bethesda Island, Obsidian Peninsula, take the Ubisoft drive and turn into Uplay road, go straight until you reach the Origin hotel?

Lightknight:
Ok, a decent amount of payoff in the story. Another good one with plenty of mystery to come. Great world building.

Thanks Lightknight! This one was born in rather complicated circumstances, as I've been struggling with insomnia this past week and underslept rather massively, to a rather unhealthy degree - seriously, I arrived at a point where using English is an actual struggle at the moment, and both my grammar and ability to present thoughts coherently are somewhat impeded. Was pretty anxious on whether I would be able to pull this one off (especially after cutting out a few of the "glitch-presentation" scenes, due to lack of time). Glad you liked it!

Spaceman Spiff:
I haven't been digging the slow build-up so far, but this time we get a bit more of the story and setting fleshed out. Best episode yet.

Thanks, Spiff! Hopefully you'll be satisfied with the pacing of the upcoming episodes - the speed should pick up in the very next ep and stay on that level for a while.

ArcaneGamer:
Those little wenches killed a version of FemShep. They must pay.

They're but poor little creatures!

Fappy:
FemShep was Scorpion the whole time!

Fun fact: every human being hides a fully developed Scorpion inside! We're like giant Kinder Surprise eggs, but, uh, with Scorpion instead of toys. And meat instead of chocolate. Also, unlike Kinder Surprise, human beings are legal in the States.

CrazyGirl17:
...Yeesh, just what the hell went wrong with this place?!? Now I'm curious...

Curious is good, curious is veryvery good! :D

Tigerlily Warrior:
FemShep....dead! NOOOOOOO This is like a crazy dream after a long session of gaming.

Brought to you by Insomnia (tm). :D Do not fret, Tigerlily, FemShep lives on in MS. Game On... well, is ruled by its own rules of cosmos.

So is this series going to be a crossover with literally every game ever?

truckspond:
So is this series going to be a crossover with literally every game ever?

Hey, if that could get me into the Guinness Book of Records... In all seriousness: not every game ever, but quite a few games indeed, that's a guarantee.

I normally hate "Trapped in a Video Game" plots, but this is damn interesting.

Scrythe:

Thanks, Scrythe.

Have the codes in two, three, or four been translated yet? I've started on two, though screwed up somewhere, and as for three and four...I might do them, if I'm asked to, but there isn't any spacing between the letters, which complicates things.

Seeing Shepard (male or female version) dead with a face for a skull ... makes me think of Mortal Kombat X ... not sure why.

I remember watching this movie called How To Train Your Wyvern once... Didn't someone loose an arm or something?

Other than that, I guess it's too late to say "There's a glitch in the system..."

I love the idea of dealing with glitches in this world, it will make things very interesting I'm sure.

Keep 'em coming mate!
Looking forward to new episodes every week so far :D

FemShep!! NOOOOOO!! No worries though! I shall continue to Hold the Line! And wait patiently for the next issue of Marauder Shields *wink wink! nudge nudge! subtle hint! say no more!*

Loving your work Koobs! Keep it up my friend :)

Well, I'm suspecting the Illusive Man doesn't exist in this virtual reality. RIP Commander Shepard (for the 3rd time, I think...)

RIP Femsehp - died waiting for a canonical ending that made sense.

So, Redlin5 created a group for Game On, Hardcore right here on the Escapist forums.
There might be cookies, and milk, and glitches. If you'd like to join up, go here: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/groups/view/Game-On-Hardcore

Objectable:
I normally hate "Trapped in a Video Game" plots, but this is damn interesting.

Thanks, dude! Glad to hear that, I'm putting some legwork into making sure this doesn't just end as a big pile of references. We're not yet at my favorite stuff, but will soon be!

Scrythe:

I think you're indeed doing this correctly, Scrythe. ;)

Quantum Glass:
Have the codes in two, three, or four been translated yet? I've started on two, though screwed up somewhere, and as for three and four...I might do them, if I'm asked to, but there isn't any spacing between the letters, which complicates things.

I think all but episode 4 were translated. The first one was done in the Facebook comments, I believe, the second in the forums, not sure about the third. Also, I might have just mixed that all up, but I think 4 out of 5 have been done here or there, regardless of which ones.

Caramel Frappe:
Seeing Shepard (male or female version) dead with a face for a skull ... makes me think of Mortal Kombat X ... not sure why.

Commander "Scorpion" Shepard as DLC character. Buy him now. Comes with extra free easy babalities.

FPLOON:
I remember watching this movie called How To Train Your Wyvern once... Didn't someone loose an arm or something? Other than that, I guess it's too late to say "There's a glitch in the system..."

I'd say Toothless definitely qualifies as a Dragon. Wasn't one of the primary Wyvern markers having one's front paws connected to the wings? Game of Thrones dragons aren't really dragons, is what I'm saying.

zombiejoe:
I love the idea of dealing with glitches in this world, it will make things very interesting I'm sure.

Thanks, Zombiejoe! There's some cool stuff planned with the glitches - and some drama too, as the world of the game will indeed have some problems with 'em.

Guffe:
Keep 'em coming mate!
Looking forward to new episodes every week so far :D

Thanks, Guffe! Glad to hear that, the next three should be a blast (unless I have to cut the scenarios due to time constraints, but I hope I can manage to squeeze it all in!).

Dwarfman:
FemShep!! NOOOOOO!! No worries though! I shall continue to Hold the Line! And wait patiently for the next issue of Marauder Shields *wink wink! nudge nudge! subtle hint! say no more!* Loving your work Koobs! Keep it up my friend :)

Oh, man. As far as Marauder goes, I'm stuck at the latest episode, not even kidding. I've reworked it up and down, but the thing that... happens in it is so huge I'm seriously unsure whether I approached it the best way possible. In fact, at this point, I've approached it in three different ways (over several rewrites), but... Yeah, sooon. :D I do remember about it. I guess "obsess about it" would be fairer. :D

CaitSeith:
Well, I'm suspecting the Illusive Man doesn't exist in this virtual reality. RIP Commander Shepard (for the 3rd time, I think...)

Who knows? Though he's probably dead, Jenn and Pule have both finished Mass Effect 3.

MarsAtlas:
RIP Femsehp - died waiting for a canonical ending that made sense.

It was a long and painful wait, indeed.

Femshep is canon, confirmed.

She'll be fine.
She's been brought back to life from one planetary reentry and probably, possibly just straight up survived another.

 

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