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TRON: LEGACY's FLYNN LIVES! event... they recreated his arcade with playable games!!!

Merrick here...
Unless I miss my guess, the music we hear in the TRON LEGACY - NEW LIGHT CYCLE REVEAL clip below is part of Daft Punk's score for the new film.



Hey folks, Harry here with a bit of awesomeness from DaveCobb from YouTube. My day and night was packed so I was sadly unable to make it to this event, but these 3 Videos do a lot to show how cool it must've been. Take a look:







So fucking cool! Seriously. So Cool!

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  • July 24, 2009, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Lightcycles...

    by BiggusDickus

    There must and shall be lightcycles.

  • July 24, 2009, 4:42 a.m. CST

    The Lightcycle...

    by BiggusDickus

    ...is truly the greatest bit of kit in the whole of science fiction. I want one.<p>...and a lightsabre.

  • July 24, 2009, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Is anybody there?

    by BiggusDickus

    What, no Tron love here at AICN?

  • July 24, 2009, 4:45 a.m. CST

    SPACE PARANOIDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by ThePilgrim

  • July 24, 2009, 4:46 a.m. CST

    THEY GOTTA PUT THIS GAME ONLINE

    by ThePilgrim

    IT LOOKS JUST LIKE IT DID IN TH EMOVIE AND IT NEVER ACTUALLY EXISTED. GIMMMMMMMMMEEEE OH PLEASE SAY THEY WILL MAKE THAT AN ONLINE DOWNLOAD. I'D LOVE TO WIN THAT ARCADE CABINET AS WELL, AND THE TOLKEN- Ok, I'll stop screaming now. you people who got to go to this are so lucky, so damn lucky.

  • July 24, 2009, 4:47 a.m. CST

    "Its all in the wrists"

    by bovinecrusader

    Cannot believe i missed a chance play Space Paranoid in Flynn's. Not fuckin fair.

  • July 24, 2009, 4:50 a.m. CST

    TR2N was a bad title, but TRON: LEGACY is just

    by seppukudkurosawa

    piss-poor. Do these suits play pin-the-tail on the dictionary to pick these sequel names? I'm honestly willing to bet money that these uninspired, paralysed puddles of piss probably broached the idea of calling it TRON: TECHNOLOGY.

  • July 24, 2009, 4:57 a.m. CST

    Loving the Space Paranoids arcade game ...

    by reaper28

    I'm with ya "ThePilgrim", they've gotta put the game online. <p>And that lightcycle fucking ROCKS!</p>

  • July 24, 2009, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Harry you piss head

    by richardphilip

    get to bed.

  • July 24, 2009, 5:09 a.m. CST

    seppukudkurosawa

    by angranoid

    What would you have called it?

  • July 24, 2009, 5:13 a.m. CST

    I'd have called it.

    by richardphilip

    Tron 2.0 the legend of chun li.

  • July 24, 2009, 5:27 a.m. CST

    Tron 2: Electric Boggaloo

    by redfist

  • July 24, 2009, 5:29 a.m. CST

    Tron 2: 16-Bit Arcade Quality Graphics and FM Stereo Sound!

    by 69DUDE

  • July 24, 2009, 5:34 a.m. CST

    Well duh, Tron 2: Electric Boogaloo

    by seppukudkurosawa

    (The electric thing actually makes more sense considering we're talking about Tron).<p> You know what, how about a title that actually has something to do with the movie's plot, rather than just adding a vaguely portentous word that has nothing to do with anything. Hell, make a competition for the Talkbackers to name this thing. I'm pretty sure they'll come up with something better than "Legacy." And it'll only have cost the studios a 5-inch Mcfarlane replica of the Tron pod- far cheaper than the six-figure salary the suit who came up with "legacy" gets paid.

  • July 24, 2009, 5:36 a.m. CST

    Tron 2: Bring back games on cartridge!

    by 69DUDE

  • July 24, 2009, 5:49 a.m. CST

    A title to do with the plot?

    by raw_bean

    I think 'Legacy' is supposed to be exactly that. Both the Tron game/world, and the main character (Flynn's son) are Flynn's 'Legacy', surely?

  • July 24, 2009, 5:55 a.m. CST

    Title makes sense to me...

    by JackSack

    IIRC, TRON was a program written to deal with the evil Master Control Program. Connect the rest of the dots here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legacy_code

  • July 24, 2009, 5:59 a.m. CST

    Tron is going to be a terrible movie

    by ominus

    judging by its movie title.

  • July 24, 2009, 6:03 a.m. CST

    Awesome Hype

    by PreciousRoy

    If someone had called me and told me that they actually made Space Paranoids as an arcade game, I would have laughed it off as wishful thinking... but to see that, and to see that life-size updated Light Cycle... this is some fairly awesome hype.

  • July 24, 2009, 6:09 a.m. CST

    This is awesome but...

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    It's missing Syd Meads touch.

  • July 24, 2009, 6:22 a.m. CST

    So what we're saying is...

    by angranoid

    You don't have any ideas of your own, you just don't like the people whose job it is to come up with movie titles.

  • July 24, 2009, 6:23 a.m. CST

    Ominus...

    by gringostar

    that is about as dumb as saying "The Fountainhead" is probably a terrible book judging by its cover...

  • July 24, 2009, 6:26 a.m. CST

    For The First Time, I'm Sorry I've Never Been To Comi-Con

    by kevinwillis.net

    My life would have been better if I had gotten to play Space Paranoid's at Flynns. I just know it. Frok putting it on-line. They need to get Space Paranoid's arcade cabinet games out to every theater in the country well-ahead of the release date. Maybe do a version that include Space Paranoid's and the Original Tron Arcade game and a few other things . . . not as good as playing it at Flynn's arcade, but just the ability to play a real arcade version of Space Paranoid's would be major sweet.

  • July 24, 2009, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Tasty! Is that track from the Daft Punk score I wonder?

    by KillaKane

    Tons of cool, as an old fart who saw the movie as a nipper and experienced the genesis of the arcade/computer games industry of which Tron was part of the formative zeitguiest I'm stoked about Legacy. Fuck the naysayers, nostagialia's a powerful force! ;-)

  • July 24, 2009, 6:28 a.m. CST

    America...

    by LordPorkington

    The only country on Earth where people would whoop and cheer at an inanimate object. Never fails to amuse me.

  • July 24, 2009, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Space Paranoids

    by kevinwillis.net

    Awesome. Not sure what kind of movie it's going to be, but everything I've seen so far suggests that they get it--both the need to make an engaging movie, and the need to make it a Tron movie that heavily leverages geek nostalgia for the first one. That they actually made a Flynn's arcade and put in real Space Paranoids games . . . jeeze, I don't want to get over-confident, but it really seems like they are getting this right.<dr><dr>Daft Punk just needs to respect the Wendy Carlos. That's all I'm saying.

  • July 24, 2009, 6:31 a.m. CST

    LordPorkington: When That Object is from Tron

    by kevinwillis.net

    Fuck yeah, we'll whoop and cheer. If you don't like it, go suck down some tea and choke down some scones. Whoop! Whoop! Yay! Yay! Tron! Light Cycles! Fucking Space Paranoids!

  • July 24, 2009, 6:45 a.m. CST

    kevinwillis.net

    by angranoid

    Ok and while we're doing that, why don't you go eat a Hot Dog, Lassoo a Cow and hang some slaves?

  • July 24, 2009, 6:51 a.m. CST

    that is some good advertising!

    by Six Demon Bag

    damn

  • July 24, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Japan...

    by Comfort_Girl

    The only country on Earth where people will line up for blocks, over the span of days, to get a special pair of Nikes. Then, have a travelling club/event specifically for these shoes, where people whoop/cheer/dance/sing all for the shoes.

  • July 24, 2009, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Angranoid: Non-Sequitur

    by kevinwillis.net

    Whooping for a Light Cycle and Space Paranoids = Lynching Slaves?<br><br>I think something is missing in that equation.<br><br>I have nothing against eating hot dogs, however. Mmmm. Hot dogs.

  • July 24, 2009, 7:23 a.m. CST

    speaking of hot dogs...

    by SunTzu77

    Looked like a freakin' sausage factory up in there.

  • July 24, 2009, 7:32 a.m. CST

    DAFT PUNK!!!!!!

    by Hafsol

    I don't care about the movie. THAT'S NEW DAFT PUNK MUSIC. FUCK YEAH!!!!!!

  • July 24, 2009, 7:37 a.m. CST

    That almost makes me jealous I'm not at SDCC...

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    almost.

  • July 24, 2009, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Americans whoop and hollar at fucking everything

    by bongo123

    its fucking embarrassing, when i was in Hawaii at some Polynesian cultural center thingy (against my own will) they put on a fucking lame ass show of dancing and flame eating and every cunt was whooping and high fiving.. its was fucking terrible, heck they even go bugnuts at the movies ffs... restraint!!! RESTRAINT!!!!! What the fuck are you all... 10y.o. girls at a Britney concert!!??

  • July 24, 2009, 8:05 a.m. CST

    The Simple Minds song is a couple of years too early

    by IndyCollector

  • July 24, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    And someone needs to knock that yelling bitch

    by IndyCollector

    the FUCK... OUT!!!!

  • July 24, 2009, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Haha, you guys beat me to it

    by Verbage

    I was about to say, someone should stuff a rolled up sock in that fat bitches mouth, and duct tape it shut. <p> Glad we're on the same page.

  • July 24, 2009, 8:17 a.m. CST

    What a bunch of fucking retards...

    by The_Floating_Skull_of_Robert_Loggia

    Enuff said.

  • July 24, 2009, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Dang! From the title I thought these were playable

    by PixarsSUP

    online.

  • July 24, 2009, 8:20 a.m. CST

    I love to see...

    by Verbage

    ...for once, someone go up to one of these wailing airheads yelling, "WOOOOOO!!!", and say, "Would you shut up? Seriously, shut up."

  • July 24, 2009, 8:22 a.m. CST

    It's great and powerful thinking minds like Ledergrant's...

    by JethroBodine

    It's great and powerful thinking minds like Ledergrant's that make the fictional possibility of the future as foretold in the movie "Idiocracy" seem all the more frightening and real. I concur with Bongo123, all of the whooing and hollering at ANYTHING and EVERYTHING is embarassing, and it can quickly ruin the fun for everyone. Restraint IS NOT a bad thing.

  • July 24, 2009, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Oh my god I'm 6 years old again...

    by Horseflesh

    Seeing that FLYNN'S sign up... I can't believe this is really happening. I can't believe I couldn't be there.

  • July 24, 2009, 8:52 a.m. CST

    "My day and night was packed"

    by rfid

    Oh, they was, was they?

  • July 24, 2009, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Ledergrant

    by rfid

    Enough with the pro-American rhetoric. You should like an idiot when you rant like that.

  • July 24, 2009, 8:58 a.m. CST

    The world is filled with pimps and hoes......

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Let me tell you about those I know.

  • July 24, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Tron owns Comic Con two years in a row

    by SnowDogs

    This is how you build buzz, folks. Avatar is getting punked by Tron. This movie is going to be so badass, I can't hardly wait!

  • July 24, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Lord Porkington

    by SnowDogs

    Congratulations in your superiority. May you bask in your own greatness.

  • July 24, 2009, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Fun

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    I bet this made a bunch of geeks rub their MCP cones.

  • July 24, 2009, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Oh and Bongo123...

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    I’ll have you know, Americans don’t whoop and holler at everything. There are many examples where Americans simply gather to politely bask in the glory of a shared cultural experience - drunken Spring Break bikini contests, NASCAR, American Idol concerts, monster truck rallies, bass fishing….ah shit….I think he’s got us.

  • July 24, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    "HOW DO I DRIVE"

    by damiz707

    Just like a woman. Who says arcades are dead? Where is Street Fighter 4?

  • July 24, 2009, 9:47 a.m. CST

    OK, fuck it... that's it...

    by JackLucas

    I have to go to fucking ComicCon next year. This is one of the coolest goddamn things I have ever seen.

  • July 24, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    bongo123

    by RockMSockM

    Something tells me that if we had shown "restraint," the country you're probably from might be speaking a different language. ;) That's obviously just restrained conjecture.

  • July 24, 2009, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Title

    by kickinit74

    Legacy is a term used in the software world to describe the latest and greatest version. I think the title fits.

  • July 24, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST

    TRON has considerably more eyeball-fucking than AVATAR

    by SpyGuy

    Cameron, Shmameron. The guy wastes more than five years of his talent obssessing over the Titanic, finally announces his Jesus zombie-like return from the dead with a new film, and is then made TRON: LEGACY's bitch two years in a row.

  • July 24, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    How did this talk back get here?

    by nomihs

    How did we go from Tron: Legacy, which is AWESOMELY COOL NEWS, to America KICKS ASS? <p> Also, if AMERICA (FUCK YEA!!) didn't step in and prevent the Brits from speaking German today, who would have?

  • July 24, 2009, 10:24 a.m. CST

    LEDERGRANT

    by J-Dizzle

    He was slagging off the unnecessarily excessive amount of "whooping" people do (like the chick in the video), not the country itself you douche. Stop being such a sensitive little girl.

  • July 24, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Alright, I'll bite

    by seppukudkurosawa

    You may have "stepped in" to help us Limeys (after Hitler declared war on America), but you sure as shit made us pay you back every single dime for the tanks and artillery we bought off you to fight said Hitler, forcing us to stay on rationing for over a decade after the war ended. Thanks again, old buddies, old pals.<p> And what in Crom's name does this have to do with Tron? As an ex-pat American, I can safely say that bongo was making a pretty truthful statement. Must you crazy-ass mofos twist everything around with your waterheaded logic by taking it to its most extreme point. No one can dare say a word against the U.S. because it belatedly fought against Hitler 70 years ago? Riiiight...

  • July 24, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    (Incidentally, we finally paid off that debt in 2006!!!)

    by seppukudkurosawa

  • July 24, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST

    kevinwillis.net

    by angranoid

    Not so much a Non-sequitur as exaggeration for comedic effect. I guess it didn't really work.

  • July 24, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Flynn's

    by j_difool

    If anyone lives in LA, the location used for the real Flynn's in the movie is at the corner of Watseka Av and Washington Blvd in Culver City. For awhile, i lived about a block away and used to order pizzas from the place (it was an Italian restaurant). Not sure what it is now, as downtown CC has seen a certain amount of transformation in recent years. The Geek Militia should strongly suggest to the studio that they re-open Flynns at the ORIGINAL LOCATION ! (How awesome would THAT be?) Write your fanmail now boys. See if you can get them to open Flynn's up for about a month or so. Couldn't be that hard for them if they've already created the sign and the Space Paranoids arcade. All they'd need to do now is rent out the bldg for a month (and it MIGHT be currently vacant). http://tinyurl.com/m3xf8l

  • July 24, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST

    SpyGuy...

    by TheBigLebowsky

    I'm with you on that! Fuck James Cameron, that fucking arrogant douchebag of a fucktard!

  • July 24, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Tron lives...

    by TheBigLebowsky

    That I'm happy with!!!

  • July 24, 2009, 11:34 a.m. CST

    "crazy-ass mofos twist everything around ..."

    by DoctorWho?

    "...with your waterheaded logic by taking it to its most extreme point."<p> Such is life in an AICN talkback. ;)

  • July 24, 2009, 12:07 p.m. CST

    TRON Legacy

    by Atomica

    My word this flick is going to kick some fucking ass!

  • July 24, 2009, 12:07 p.m. CST

    TRON Legacy

    by Atomica

    My word this flick is going to kick some fucking ass!

  • July 24, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Seppukudkurosawa! Wazzup!

    by orcus

    Greets dude!

  • July 24, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Tron 2: Electric Boogaloo w/ Hulk Hogan as the baddie

    by Han Cholo

    I don't know how you survived.... slave. It doesn't matter, prepare to terminate, BROTHER!!!

  • July 24, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST

    The Time Travelling Orc!

    by seppukudkurosawa

    Hey man, howzit going?! Found any juicy TBs in the AICN archives recently?<p> By the way, seeing as how I've been such a negative Nancy in this talkback so far, I will say that all those clips make this movie look really awesome. I just wish I could have been there to spend time with Jeff Bridges at Comic Con. I honestly think he is one of the coolest people on Earth.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:51 p.m. CST

    The screaming effeminate douchebags annoy me

    by picardsucks

    But I love Tron. Is the original on fucking Blu-Ray yet?

  • July 24, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Don't you...forget about me

    by ATARI

  • July 24, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    the lightcycle

    by jon pertwee

    did we actually hear a geek have an orgasm in public?

  • July 24, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Was this presented at the Playboy Mansion?

    by ShogunMaster

    Considering this is a geek show, it's amazing the whole audience is made up of models and eye candy. Especially that stunna playing Space Paranoids in the second vid. 3 chins, thick glasses, greasy hair. She gets me all warm in my bathing suit region... <p> Someplace, somewhere, there's a bridge that's missing it's troll...

  • July 24, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Orcus has been trying to sta out of trouble

    by orcus

    There have been a couple of interesting mishaps where the past and present touched briefly. Nothing Orcus couldn't correct. So where have you been, Orcus hasn't seen you for a while

  • July 24, 2009, 1:39 p.m. CST

    and learning to spell too

    by orcus

  • July 24, 2009, 2:11 p.m. CST

    bongo123

    by Dingbatty

    The fans are showing enthusiasm and approbation when they see the studios get something right to encourage the hacks in wHollyweird to do that more often. It's SDCC, for fuck's sake.

  • July 24, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Viral advertising is excellent

    by Heckles

    Lets the fan build hype for the movie. Brilliant.

  • July 24, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    It makes sense why Brits are so

    by Dingbatty

    reserved chilly, because there are so many of you piled on top of one another in your itty bitty space, so that, if anyone happened to express an emotion, it might set off the whole country into a rampaging murderous riot.<p>But we have the space here to show those presenting something some cheer.

  • July 24, 2009, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Just taking the piss

    by Dingbatty

    so relax. ;-)

  • July 24, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    The lightcycle..,

    by wonderboy2402

  • July 24, 2009, 3:34 p.m. CST

    TRON CONCEPT FOOTAGE RELEASED!!!

    by CANDIDE1313

    http://www.flynnlives.com/media/video/0xendgame.aspx

  • July 24, 2009, 3:46 p.m. CST

    HOT DIGGITY DAMN!!!!!!!

    by Robnhud

    Sure as hell is!!!!!

  • July 24, 2009, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Was at the event....

    by Meta

    A lot of fun. Started out as a scavenger hunt to find these "Flynn Lives" posters where you had to use a black light lantern on them to find a set of grid coordinates that you placed on a map and drew out like a light cycle path. It eventually led to Flynn's arcade where you got to play for about 20 minutes (fire Marshall only let about 50 at a time) once inside it was retro-game city unfortunately my 2 fav games from the era, Battlezone and Star Castles were broken. There were a bunch of Space Paranoids machines. If you completed a level you got a code. There are supposedly 5 codes you need to unlock a special bonus on the Flynn lives site (I only got 3 the game is damn hard unless you're a lefty). After about 20 minutes a secret door opened behind the Tron game which took you to a back room where they showed you concept drawings of the new Light Cycles then around the corner was the real deal in all it's electronic glowing glory! If you solved the puzzle map they gave you (and didn't just follow others to get there) you got a "Flynn Lives" poster and T-shirt. The T-shirt has a Black light secret website address that takes you to the place you're supposed to enter the codes for playing Space Paranoids. (Anybody get all 5?). An excellent viral marketing project. Happily only about 150-200 people showed so it wasn't too crowded. We also got to keep the black light lantern and a Flynn's Arcade token. Didn't get to see the Tron preview panel. But this was probably 1000x better.

  • July 24, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    I haven't seen Tron

    by dulbeat

    But this is genius.

  • July 24, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST

    The Daft Punk music reminds me of Escape from NY

    by Orionsangels

  • July 24, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Awesome

    by PorkChopXpress

    Man, I'm so fuckin' ready for this movie...

  • July 25, 2009, 3:54 a.m. CST

    T20N = EPIC WIN // AVATAR = PWNED BY T20N

    by LaserPants

    This already so completely pwns Avatar its not even funny.

  • July 25, 2009, 3:54 a.m. CST

    CRYSTAL CASTLES Should Be On The Soundtrack

    by LaserPants

  • July 25, 2009, 3:55 a.m. CST

    As Should ATARI TEENAGE RIOT / ALEC EMPIRE

    by LaserPants

    and other DHR bands.

  • July 25, 2009, 3:56 a.m. CST

    AUTECHRE Too If Your Into The Whole IDM Thing

    by LaserPants

    They could play AUTECHRE during some kind of surreal / trippy / insane part.

  • July 27, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Hey LordPorkington

    by Sonny_Williams

    At least in America people don't DIE at sporting events on a regular basis!

  • Feb. 12, 2010, 7:40 a.m. CST

    ???

    by orcus

  • June 12, 2011, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Fuck you cxhzia . Spammy bastid

    by orcus