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October 19, 2012 8:48 AM   Subscribe

HelixSnake is not very good at Skate 3.
posted by theodolite (28 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
I don't particularly care for video games OR skateboarding, yet [or perhaps hence] I found this hilarious.
posted by drlith at 8:54 AM on October 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


I REGRET NOTHING. Fantastic.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:57 AM on October 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Excellent. I particularly enjoyed how my own reaction to the "nailed it" vid transitioned smoothly from "Sweet move, bro." to "Sweet comeuppance for attempting that sweet move, bro."
posted by MUD at 8:58 AM on October 19, 2012


Skate 3 is a great game; excellent physics simulation (for skating, nothing else) and chill gameplay. It has various game modes that encourage ugly wipeouts, like the Hall of Meat mode. Note the x-ray graphics showing what bones are broken.
posted by Nelson at 9:01 AM on October 19, 2012


I don't know why but this had me in stitches.
posted by dubitable at 9:01 AM on October 19, 2012


Oh bad collision detection . . . you are my best and only friend.
posted by The Bellman at 9:05 AM on October 19, 2012 [6 favorites]


Skate 3 has the best bugs ever. All the frustration felt by people who just wanted to play the game is easily justified by the million people who got to enjoy compilation 1.

The bugs may be game breaking but they are life enhancing, or something. From the perspective of human existence they are definitely features.
posted by Ad hominem at 9:09 AM on October 19, 2012


His 50 best tricks compilation is pretty hilarious.

Some of this is just fucking around with physics bugs, but a lot of this is impeccable comedic timing. These videos are really really funny.
posted by aubilenon at 9:10 AM on October 19, 2012 [7 favorites]


I love the Skate series and have dumped hundreds of hours into the three games. Nothing like doing a kickflip to frontside darkslide down a 70-stair handrail in Skate 3.

The megaramp complex in Skate II is the greatest thing I've stumbled upon.
posted by porn in the woods at 9:10 AM on October 19, 2012


Never played skate, but I played so much Tony Haw Pro Skater I am pretty certain if I had access to a scateboard and a half pipe I could do a 900. How hard could it be. After all, I pretty much learned how to snowboard from SSX Tricky and that turned out ok.
posted by Ad hominem at 9:24 AM on October 19, 2012


Dali's Jackass
posted by methinks at 9:41 AM on October 19, 2012 [3 favorites]


Not only is that compilation really funny (even to someone who doesn't care about skateboarding or video games), but the soundtrack of computer-generated ambient noises could be some really pretty good avant-garde musique concrete. I might just rip the audio and submit it to a festival.
posted by moonmilk at 10:28 AM on October 19, 2012


I disagree, I think Helix Snake is excellent at Skate 3. Just not at playing Skate 3 the way the designers intended it.
posted by mfu at 10:54 AM on October 19, 2012 [3 favorites]


I was just crying from laughing so hard. I watched all four of the compilations. Thank you so much for this gift.
posted by sixohsix at 11:03 AM on October 19, 2012


That compilation is perfect. I would watch the hell out of a feature-length machinima adding a bit of narrative to this poor immortal skateboarder's surrealistic attempt to make is way in a world where the laws of physics and causality can no longer be trusted.
posted by 256 at 11:06 AM on October 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


And that's why it's important to always wear a helmet when skateboarding.
posted by ckape at 11:12 AM on October 19, 2012


HelixSnake has so jumped the shark.
posted by chavenet at 11:18 AM on October 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


The compilation was beautiful. If the Matrix was ever remade as a slapstick comedy, it would look like that.

my favorite moment was falling through the ground only to hit a concrete barrier somehow floating in the null space. That's a great existential metaphor or something.
posted by honestcoyote at 12:08 PM on October 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


> this poor immortal skateboarder...

Video-Game Character Wondering Why Heartless God Always Chooses 'Continue'
posted by The Card Cheat at 12:17 PM on October 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh shit, this killed me.
posted by cortex at 12:52 PM on October 19, 2012


Like several other here, I have never played this game and don't skateboard, but damn if that's not some of the funniest stuff I've seen this year.
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:07 PM on October 19, 2012


wAYmOBY is another master of the art. one, two, bench bench
posted by pmdboi at 1:07 PM on October 19, 2012


It's the uncanny valley of Newtonian physics.
posted by klarck at 1:58 PM on October 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Amazing HelixSnake works in a slapstick mode, favouring perfect timing. wAYmOBY uses a more surrealist bent, exploring the null spaces between game environments.

Who said videogames can't be art?

Rhetorically, I ask.
posted by sixohsix at 2:18 PM on October 19, 2012


SBaHJ, the game.
posted by Drexen at 4:14 PM on October 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


There's playing the game and then there's playing with the game.
posted by deo rei at 4:40 PM on October 19, 2012


So, if you're frightened of dying and... you're holding on, you'll see devils tearing your life away. But if you've made your peace, then the devils are really angels, freeing you from the earth.
posted by Decani at 1:53 AM on October 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


His 50 best tricks compilation is pretty hilarious.

Was just about to post this link as a new MeFi thread. Man the whole thing is just too hilarious. Totally killing me.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 8:23 AM on October 26, 2012


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