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by chris the cynic
Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Funny/odd stuff in Deus Ex
Replies: 10
Views: 5352

Re: Funny/odd stuff in Deus Ex

Yes. I do. Hang on. *Looks up stuff* It's not just the one. In theory all of them would say the same things, but you don't encounter a lot of idle ones in the game. Actually, I take that back. There are two settings for MiBs. One is "Verbose" the other is "Normal". Normal MiBs don't say anything whi...
by chris the cynic
Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deus Ex 3 - I'll just leave this here
Replies: 1130
Views: 193894

Re: Deus Ex 3 - I'll just leave this here

* Apparently, it's about her speech? Note that I haven't actually heard her English voice/text, if she uses words like 'crackers', 'chicken wings', 'bling bling' then I could understand a little controversy. The way she's talking (its more than grammar and intonation and pronunciation and the overw...
by chris the cynic
Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Two BB code tag changes
Replies: 81
Views: 25413

Re: Two BB code tag changes

Thank you.

Now my evil plan is nearly complete I can do silly things.
by chris the cynic
Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings
Replies: 63
Views: 24069

Re: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings

For the love of fucking god, I thought that theory had died in a fire like it so richly deserved. It's about the incept dates. Deus Ex is set in 2052. As near as we can tell it starts on Friday the 17th of April. Yes, I know that in 2052 the 17th of April won't be a Friday, shut up. The incept dates...
by chris the cynic
Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings
Replies: 63
Views: 24069

Re: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings

Ignoring the whole vaccinations thing then: you say they identified Paul's parents as likely to have a child capable of taking Nano-Augmentation? As in, before he was actually conceived of? They didn't find Paul as a new born and found he could take them? The game implies that they identified his p...
by chris the cynic
Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings
Replies: 63
Views: 24069

Re: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings

I've come up with another theory, inspired by what Chris said about gather data from small pox vaccinations: Could they used vaccinations as a method of distributing something that would cause the offspring of whomever had taken the vaccinations to be compatible with nano-augmentation? Or is that a...
by chris the cynic
Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings
Replies: 63
Views: 24069

Re: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings

Obviously this is getting into territory where I can't contribute much having not played the new game. That said, I might be able to help with how it fits in timing wise with Denton related stuff. My understanding is that HR takes place entirely within the year 2027. In this year Paul is eight or ni...
by chris the cynic
Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings
Replies: 63
Views: 24069

Re: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings

Chris, help me clear up another thing please: is Paul a clone? I always got the impression that he's the original, but DXHR may be vaguely suggesting that he's a clone of Adam Jensen. Or he could just be related in the normal way, of course... either way is it something we know about? This is somet...
by chris the cynic
Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings
Replies: 63
Views: 24069

Re: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings

Random searching on the internet says that the idea of a link between the Illuminati and Freemasonry (beyond the first stealing rituals and members from the second) is probably due to this book which is mentioned on the Wikipedia page for the Illuminati, but not in a way that makes you think, "Oh, t...
by chris the cynic
Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings
Replies: 63
Views: 24069

Re: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings

I likewise have yet to read the Illuminatus Trilogy. (Though I do have a copy of the Principia Discordia, for whatever that is worth.) The MJ12 conspiracy theories start with a document supposedly about their formation in response to Roswell. Given that in Deus Ex the "aliens" were the cover up rath...
by chris the cynic
Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings
Replies: 63
Views: 24069

Re: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings

What was the purpose of MJ12, anyway? Was it some sort of military enforcement branch of Illuminati, or did it chiefly concern scientific research, or what? Were we ever told? Whether we were told depends on whether you mean in the game or at all. In the game I don't think they said, though I could...
by chris the cynic
Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings
Replies: 63
Views: 24069

Re: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings

Um ... no. Canon is that MJ12 was the Illuminati's doing (probably some time in the vicinity of the 1950s if you trust the continuity bible) Page just made it independent. In canon MJ12 existed before Page was even born, it just happened to be a branch of the Illuminati. ^this is what I initially t...
by chris the cynic
Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings
Replies: 63
Views: 24069

Re: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings

I think George Orwell did this best when rather than specifically say "this is what the west would be like under facism" he said "this is what the west would be like under facism IN THE FUTURE". The context is important, and I feel they did fuck it up with those poorly done, distasteful endings. It...
by chris the cynic
Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings
Replies: 63
Views: 24069

Re: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings

In the interests of clarity I'm going to rewrite this entire post, but I'm short on time and tired, so it might not end up being all that clear. I think some people misunderstood what I was asking about. I wasn't asking if there was mention of the NSF. I knew there shouldn't be. The same goes for th...
by chris the cynic
Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings
Replies: 63
Views: 24069

Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings

I know that I tend to focus on details but it may surprise you to know that I also notice the big things in Deus Ex. The NSF for example, it is not lost on me that they exist in Deus Ex. I have also noticed the Illuminati and MJ12 and so forth. My impression is that while the HR team might not be fo...