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September 15, 2022 8:25 AM   Subscribe

Now for this walkthrough, you have your character MollyRealized open up the New Post contribution form. This is kind of an antiquated interface, so you actually have to either have your "Know HTML" badge, but, honestly, you can just use the 'link' button. Press that, and it'll ask you to paste the link in and give it a title: Final Deployment 4: Queen Battle Walkthrough | adult swim. And, see? My "Dopamine Production From Participating in Online Community" meter went up by one!

And because this video came from the creators of the 'Too Many Cooks' video, my "cool reference bro" meter went up considerably.
posted by MollyRealized (20 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
 
Previously. (Though I never get tired of this one.)
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:39 AM on September 15 [1 favorite]


What does this link to, and why would I want to click on it?
posted by zamboni at 8:56 AM on September 15 [3 favorites]


because this video came from the creators of the 'Too Many Cooks' video,
posted by philip-random at 9:11 AM on September 15 [1 favorite]


What does this link to, and why would I want to click on it?

It links to a parody of a YouTube video game walkthrough, which is why it's written in the language of a video game walkthrough. And by "parody," I mean something more like "Inception-esque tour-de-force." It's a little long, but it's still pretty damn good.

It's part of their Infomercials series, which is responsible for some of the best comedy shorts of the last decade or so. (My personal favorite, which was also previously on MetaFilter.)
posted by Tom Hanks Cannot Be Trusted at 9:18 AM on September 15 [7 favorites]


and again... that's real time.

Oof. This is quite amazing.
posted by gwint at 9:37 AM on September 15 [2 favorites]


This is quality. Though now I feel bad about all that time spent collecting boobfart flaps
posted by ook at 9:37 AM on September 15 [1 favorite]


OMG you guys
posted by dragstroke at 9:58 AM on September 15 [1 favorite]


As someone who doesn’t participate in any of the gaming stuff shown in this video, I have to say a big 👍 for this excellent exercise in unleashing Kafka into the gaming world. Yes to the drive to have real time in this simulated world(s).
posted by njohnson23 at 10:50 AM on September 15 [2 favorites]


There was totally that sort of wall-hack glitch in early Quake III, so much fun while it lasted. I can still picture the room.
posted by zengargoyle at 11:48 AM on September 15


Just tell me it's not as creepy as Too Many Cooks and I'll check it out. Something about TMC really unsettled me at the time and to this day I tense up when I think about it.
posted by rouftop at 2:40 PM on September 15 [1 favorite]


Is this something I’d need to take Claridryl to understand?
posted by mubba at 4:47 PM on September 15 [3 favorites]


Loved this! I loved Too Many Cooks but never saw this, thanks for posting,
posted by cakelite at 6:16 PM on September 15


Wow. This was spot on as parody, and then the meta kicked in and it got even better.
posted by mrgoldenbrown at 6:16 PM on September 15 [1 favorite]


Just tell me it's not as creepy as Too Many Cooks and I'll check it out.

Honestly? It's CREEPIER.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 8:25 PM on September 15


Yes to the drive to have real time in this simulated world(s).

In Operation FlashPoint, the final mission (post battle, no fighting) is to fly to the island in a Cessna, and drive all over the island at 40 kmph max to pick up some friends to take them to a bar for reminiscing. it's pretty close to real time. There is a button to speed up time up to 4x, but you have to be a little bit careful because if you get in a car wreck you can die (2nd worst case) or worst case, destroy the car and have to walk long distances to accomplish the mission. Per wikipedia, the island is a dozen sq kilometers.
posted by The_Vegetables at 8:21 AM on September 16


MetaMetaMetametaMeta
posted by adamrice at 12:32 PM on September 16


For an uncompromising real time experience there’s always Desert Bus (previously).
posted by mubba at 2:08 PM on September 16 [2 favorites]


I'd not seen this in a long time and it was really fun to watch it again.

“Is this something I’d need to take Claridryl to understand?”

Claridryl is not responsible for the world around you. We are limited in what we offer as solutions to sickness and pain. if you feel far off from the world it is because the engine inside you has stopped turning. a cleansing flood may be needed. This is an opportunity.

“You are not the same as yourself. Find the self within yourself. This is necessary, this is right. We are not responsible for what you may find inside yourself Claridryl is responsible. Take control. Control your breathing. Stop blinking. Your shortness of breath, your shortness of blinking, find a dark place to hide. This is not the first time this has happened to you. What are you going to do.”

I actually like Unedited Footage of a Bear better than Too Many Cooks. But it's a close run for all three of these.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 2:55 PM on September 16 [1 favorite]


I tried… I watched two thirds of this and I don't understand this video at all
posted by Ahmad Khani at 4:06 PM on September 16


This video got weird just as the edibles kicked in.

Thanks!
posted by MrVisible at 4:50 PM on September 16 [2 favorites]


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