July 31, 2009, 3:47 a.m. CST
by Johnny Wishbone
July 31, 2009, 3:49 a.m. CST
by Ray Gamma
ceiling is too high though.
July 31, 2009, 3:55 a.m. CST
I really liked how the camera stayed on that broken TRON light for almost twenty seconds! LOL. I really liked the concept designs, and the vehicle itself is gravy. Thanks for posting.
July 31, 2009, 3:58 a.m. CST
Man that was a lovely piece of hardware. 128 bits of pure processing power, electromagnetic tape drive and a qwerty keyboard? Classic machine!
July 31, 2009, 3:58 a.m. CST
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July 31, 2009, 4:45 a.m. CST
by Motoko Kusanagi
Take me there.
July 31, 2009, 4:46 a.m. CST
Right, so, is this going to be a stand up sequel or just another childhood illusion destruction like the Star Wars Prequels and Indy 5? The thing is, when we were kids back in the days of yore, we didn't have the internets to drive us crazy with hype. We just had some blurry pictures in our kids magazine of choice and our imaginations filled in the rest. I'm really tempted to go out in the streets, grab a kid and rip out his eyes just to be able to watch it through a childs eyes. We are all so tainted now, so weary of crappy sequels or re-imaginings. All our childhood movies are getting the treatment: i hear that Robocop, Gremlins, Alien et al are slated for a re-boot. My heart is filled with dread: how long until they attack the Original Star Wars, or ET? Please people in Hollywood, let the past be. Concentrate on all the fantastic original stories that haven't been filmed yet and let the past be the past. You can NEVER, EVER equal the feeling of watching the Star Destroyer fly-over for the first time, or the first time we saw ED209 or the Original Schwarenegger Terminator. Sigh, i'm being an old fart maybe but if Tron 2 is going to be any less than fantastically original instead of some derivative tech demo (and judging by the first footage, it's just that) than i'm gonna lock myself up in my tv room with all my old dvd 's and commit seppoku. Be great again, Tinseltown, invest in stuff like District 9, Moon, 9 and otther wild things. Turn your cold hard shoulder to all the Michael Bays and Bruckheimers. Give us back our wonders...
July 31, 2009, 4:46 a.m. CST
Yup, Asteroids,Missile Command, Tempest, Beserk,Pacman, Tron, Defender, Millipede, Joust, Battlezone, Phoenix, After Burner.. It's called M.A.M.E.
July 31, 2009, 4:50 a.m. CST
Built in 'datacorder'!! Pure, unadulterated heaven. I can still hear that loading noise now....weeeeeeeeeshhhhhwsswhhhwshhhwhswhhh.....ahh, music to my ears, then came that glorious bleepy, bloopy sound and the simple yet beautiful graphics!!! For god's sake, I hate the present day....if anyone invents a time machine, I will be your first customer.
July 31, 2009, 4:58 a.m. CST
The low to the ground wrap-around couch overlooking the arcade and the swank Japanese futon... meanwhile having some hot, young arcade girls to fawn over... Yah, re-watch the movie. He has one of those content shit-eating grin that the world is his oyster. I wonder how far from the branch Flynn has fallen in the new film.
July 31, 2009, 4:58 a.m. CST
by Righteous Brother
isn't the internet great kids!
July 31, 2009, 5:04 a.m. CST
by The Amazing G
the Daft Punk music that plays when the "secret tunnel" is opened rocks! wish I could listen to it outside of that video
July 31, 2009, 5:08 a.m. CST
One of the biggest geek events of the year and the coverage on this site has been complete shite.
July 31, 2009, 5:10 a.m. CST
Found the film very superficial, very abstract and very boring even back when I was seven years old or so. Why they would make a sequel some 20 odd years later is totally beyond me. Tron might have been popular in the U.S. but never formed a fan base overseas. It will tank badly in Asia and Europe. What a waste of money.
July 31, 2009, 5:18 a.m. CST
Shame no-one fixed the neon sign. Or was meant to be like that? It's years since I last watched Tron.<br><br> I just hope this film isn't about hackers, the web, any social networks or "computer geniuses" who can magically crack encrypted data in seconds when it should take years.
July 31, 2009, 5:35 a.m. CST
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July 31, 2009, 6:36 a.m. CST
Finally, technology has caught up to Flynn's incredible vision.<p> Now ENCOM can rip the The Dude off properly.
July 31, 2009, 6:52 a.m. CST
Not that bullshit thatr still exists in a few shopping malls here and the like Tilt, but real arcades. Man, they were the fucking shit! Real arcades weren't in malls but stood alone in strip malls out in the real world. Aladdin's Castle and the like. <br> <br> Real arcades were forbidden by many a mom as that's where all the bad kids hung out, the older kids with beer, and trouble seemed to be always lurking nearby. To anyone reading this who isn't old enough to remember real arcades, holy shit! You truly missed out because they were the coolest places on earth. Something to be said about a video game that you can walk up to drop a couple of quarters, and walk away from. Now all games seem to be judged on their 50 hour gametime,. Fuck that! Give me Ms. Pac Man and Dragon's Lair.
July 31, 2009, 6:56 a.m. CST
My favorite section was always the lightbikes. The sound they made was fucking killer! I never lost that round because I had a fool-proof strategy: at first, I would haul ass and make a giant box for myself and then go the slowest speed possible making progressively smaller boxes inside my initial larger one, the outside lightcycles would always either run into each other or out of space and I'd win by out-lasting them all. The tank round was a bitch, tho.
July 31, 2009, 6:57 a.m. CST
those were the days
July 31, 2009, 7:03 a.m. CST
July 31, 2009, 7:11 a.m. CST
If this induces a boner, lay off the Viagra.
July 31, 2009, 7:11 a.m. CST
I really wish I could have gone to SDCC, just to go to Flynns and Play Space Paranoids and drink Cokes and sneak outside to smoke. It would have been a geek-heaven-nostalgia-orgasm.<Br><br>Sigh.
July 31, 2009, 7:13 a.m. CST
Than the Star Wars prequels. For one thing, it's a sequel, that helps right there. For another, it sounds like they are getting everything right, so far. I just hope there's a nostalgia shout-out--a ten minute sequence where they have to make their way through the old Encom Mainframe and pass the IO towers or jump on the Solar Sailor. Has to be a good story, but they gotta remember the nostalgia.
July 31, 2009, 7:40 a.m. CST
degrading your Texas heritage! First the Harry Potter books bring "queue" into America, inexorably removing the good ol' "line up", and now this? Sigh.
July 31, 2009, 8:25 a.m. CST
I walked by on Sunday on the way to some breakfast and it was gutted. I think the TRON sign was left, but everything else was moved out. I believe it was fly-by-night venture to make money on suckers for nostalgia.
July 31, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST
Wouldd have been 10, but two of them snuck off while the camera lingered on the Tron sign. I'm so pissed I left San Diego. Yeah, I have all of those on M.A.M.E. except Space Paranoids. How cool must it have been to play an arcade cabinet version of that?
July 31, 2009, 8:48 a.m. CST
With the RAM PACK For UNLIMITED POWER.......providing your idea of unlimited was 16k. Really, though, great little game for what you were playing it on. I miss those days. Yeah, genuinely excited to see Tron 2 - takes me back to that happy safe place.
July 31, 2009, 9:02 a.m. CST
I counted 3 total.
July 31, 2009, 9:11 a.m. CST
Remove nostalgia factor and its tubular 80s graphics, etc. I just recently watched it for the first time, and while I appreciate what it was doing for its time, et. IMO, that story made little to no sense, had no weight or gravity, and they absically just made everything up as they went along as far as I could tell. The whole story was pretty underdeveloped. Something that kills and deletes one "program" only injures Flynn constantly. It's fun and everything, but I would never sit thru the whole thing again. I'd like to hear other genuine opinions on if you think its actually a good movie to watch.
July 31, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST
For it's time it was groundbreaking stuff that had never been attempted before. It's the first film that I can recall using a significant amount of CGI. The concept of worlds within worlds was an awesome one. A wholly original idea at the time. Yes at times it devolved to a cheesey action film and yes there are some cringeworthy lines. But ti is most definitely a sci-fi CLASSIC!
July 31, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST
Do you guys really, for real get erections reading about these things? A couple stories down Merrick is talking about getting a hard-on from reading a Hollywood story report about an unknown writer doing a prequel to ALIEN. And this is at least the second story in the past couple days to talk about getting a boner over TRON 2: REMEMBER, THERE WAS THAT MOVIE CALLED 'TRON'. I'm not gonna do the research but I'm almost positive Merrick has also mentioned several other boners in relation to this particular movie and possible the one where he was playing with the $80 GI Joe doll.<p> I'm not trying to criticize Tron or anything, I'm just surprised there is so much sexual arousal connected to it. I guess there's all kinds of freaky shit out there, like I didn't know about adults dressing up like babies until I got the internet. But this surprises me. It seems unfair that old men have such trouble getting hard at all and you guys pop wood at camcorder footage of a neon light. You need to somehow trade boners with the old men and save my junk mail folder the trouble of gathering all those Cialis advertisements.
July 31, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST
my special purpose. but, hey that's just me.
July 31, 2009, 9:51 a.m. CST
July 31, 2009, 9:55 a.m. CST
raped my childhood. needs to get laid more often. seriously...it's done get over it. lucas went the way of mccartney wings..yeah he lost his edge..but i still enjoy his silly love songs....bitches.
July 31, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST
So it's difficult for me to say, what is causing it.
July 31, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST
And she does the same for you too.
July 31, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST
Yeah but so you have your own copy of Space Paranoids? www.tron-sector.com/games/paranoids/
July 31, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST
by Snake Foreskin
to watch Tron!
July 31, 2009, 10:30 a.m. CST
July 31, 2009, 10:31 a.m. CST
The only waste of money was the condom your father used the night you were conceived. You found it "superficial" and "abstract" at the age of 7 did you? Shut the fuck up. At age 7 you were most likely still shitting your pants, which is probably what distracted you from enjoying TRON as the rest of us did.
July 31, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST
That was Herc who was "chubbing up" about the ALIEN prequel - not me. I'm only dripping with pre-cum.
July 31, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST
It looked like ass. The effects were embarassingly cheesy.
July 31, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST
Space Paranoids is, of course, not in your collection of games in MAME as mentioned above, but you are also selling yourself WAY short unless you also have a cabinet to go along with the games with the right controllers.<p> If you do, props.<p> If not, get thee to an arcade if you can. We have an exhibit at the local museum that has an 80s arcade and hearing the spin of the Tempest spinner and using the real buttons and being in a public area where people stop and watch is an entirely different experience than sitting at a PC.<p> Just sayin'.<p> More on topic, I'm kind of optomistic about this tron sequel. Not only does the material seem to be treating the original with respect, the original was weak in many, many regards --I still love it-- so there is a nice opportunity to make it greater than the original. Right?
July 31, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST
I love TRON but yes... it does appear they were making it up as they went along. <p> No, it is not a great movie. I loved it because it was novel, it had a charm and look to it that no other movie had. I loved it more because of the upright video game which burned that music into my brain more than the movie ever did. <p> It was cool at the time and yes... nostalgia has made it all the more cooler. The early 80's was the era of the TRS-80, the Tandy 1000, 5 inch floppys, upright video games, free standing arcades, BigGulps, Ferrari sunglasses. I had a cassette walkman which was 3x bigger than a cell phone. I can now play Ms. pac man on myiPhone if I choose. <p> Anyone who was 13-15 or so in 1982 knows this to be a Golden Era of geek films. <p> If any of you are somwhere in your 20's than I don't blame you for looking at Tron and saying WTF? What's the big deal?
July 31, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST
Has always been part and parcel with AICN. Well, it definitely skyrocketed with Harry's infamous Blade II review. in fact, I don't think anything else has reached the heights of sexual hyperbole that review did.
July 31, 2009, 11:05 a.m. CST
I like Tron a great deal. But I am at a loss as to why I visit a website that refers to it like this. Seat-wettingly boner inducing? Tron? I can't imagine a Tron fan of any age who would be pleased to be referred to in that manner.
July 31, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST
One again, Blade Runner, Star Trek 2, The Thing, E.T, Dark Crystal Hell, even Swamp Thing was awesome. <p> Tron? Really? <p> It was one of a those movies (for me) from the 80's that I have seen in the 80's and left in the 80's. <p> Maybe the sequel will be the movie that Disney intended the first one to be, but as a GEEEK SINCE 71' other than the scenes with the light cycles that movie was shiite, Interesting enough, the light cycles look like the only thing that looks vaguely interesting in this one. <p> Please, I had a better time with the Wraith. <p> Blade Runner was far more innovative and interesting.
July 31, 2009, 11:19 a.m. CST
I blew a shit load of quarters on that thing
July 31, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST
She bitches at me every morning and that's the sound she makes.
July 31, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST
July 31, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST
Overstatement of the century.
July 31, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Disney should rent out the bldg at Watseka and Washington in Culver City, the original FLYNN"s location where TRON was filmed, and convert it back to FLYNN'S for a short period of time. That would fucking rule.
July 31, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST
Get ready to have your motherfucking asses torn off and handed to you. TRON LEGACY, CHRISTMAS 2010! And yes, my cock has been hard ever since first seeing the con footage from last year. If you don't understand the love, then move the fuck along. Or kill yourself. I am beginning to like the idea of all those who do not agree with me dying slowly, preferrably at their own hands or mine.
July 31, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST
The trick to the tank round was to proceed directly to the upper right corner, which protected the tank on three sides while you blasted the enemy tanks on their predictable course via ricochet.
July 31, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST
If you don't understand the plot, or recognize (har dee har -- pun) it's themes, you may need to see a doctor for your head trauma.<p>There are tidbits of scenes one wouldn't get if one didn't live through the 80's, such as the MCP threatening Ed Dillinger with escalating cold war tensions, via a few images flashed on his desk/monitor.
July 31, 2009, 12:44 p.m. CST
Good stuff, but hardly wholly original stuff. Isaac Asmov had already been writing similar stuff for over 20 years. I like it and dig the cinematography and look of the world but I never felt like it was a groundbreakingly original concept.
July 31, 2009, 1:15 p.m. CST
Where were you 20 years ago when I was getting blasted by those fuckers! lol
July 31, 2009, 1:36 p.m. CST
Very, very nice little bit of advertising OUTSIDE of Comic Con. It was located between Altitude, JBar and Stingaree, which are swank lounge bars downtown. You didn't necessarily need to be a Comic Con geek to stumble across this... but you did need to be a geek to understand it.
July 31, 2009, 1:46 p.m. CST
Protagonist makes his/her way through a strange, surreal world; gaining allies (with conventional world dopplegangers) and having minor adventures until he/she reaches the final confrontation and victory over the main antagonist. Protagonist then returns to the conventional world, having learned a little bit about love, and a whole lot about life. Or something. <br><br> And it was very entertaining. I think I was an easier mark in those days -- I loved almost every movie I saw and the old multiplex, including Chevy Chase movies like MODERN PROBLEMS and UNDER THE RAINBOW. On the other hand, I don't think I'd be half as willing to see a sequel to UNDER THE RAINBOW as I am for a sequel to TRON, so I'm going to let that mean somthing.
July 31, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST
Back then, while waiting to try the machine, I saw over the shoulder of the slightly older kid playing the game and learned the tactic. Who knows how many quarters he blew figuring it out, though?!
July 31, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST
sequels to Under the Rainbow.
July 31, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST
Here's the photos in a youtube slideshow from the day she was at Flynn's arcade: http://tinyurl.com/loraatflynns She had a GREAT time and it was nice to visit Flynn's 27 years after the original TRON. There's still time to get her into TRON Legacy.
July 31, 2009, 2:16 p.m. CST
where they say "if you experience an erection lasting more than four hours, call your doctor".<br><br>Listen, if I get a boner that lasts more than four hours, I'm calling the fucking newspaper. I'm calling all my old girlfriends. I'm standing up on the table and making sure the whole world knows.<br><br>Forget calling the damn doctor.
July 31, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST
July 31, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST
Hey, you can like, love or even outright HATE TRON (decent flick, IMHO, great cast, innovative FX, great designs by the Eighties' sci-fi classics' go-to guys Moebius and Syd Mead, awesome Wendy Carlos score and probably the only video game-themed movie from that era that actually got it right, too bad Lisberger should have gotten a "Story by" credit and left the actual writing and the directing to the professionals), but if you're gonna go on record as saying that THE WRAITH was better than TRON -- or any movie in existence, for that matter, including SMOKEY & THE BANDIT 3 and the Disney Channel cut of BAD LIEUTENANT -- your opinion just sawed off its own head and proceeded to shit on it.
July 31, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST
Didn't mean to blame you for that one. I need to read more clearly.
July 31, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST
" your opinion just sawed off its own head and proceeded to shit on it." <p> cute <p> But you know what? <p> It's still my opinion. <p> I'm not here to change anyone else's about how they feel about anything on this site <p> I sit here for a few minutes, read some articles and respond to things I find interesting. laugh at shit I find hysterical. <p> Obviously you're here to sling insults like a two year old child, which of course is always the cowardice thing to do on the internet considering your'e not in the person's face. <p> Since I've made my statement, which was QUITE A FEW HOURS ago, I've been outside enjoying the weather by jogging along the lakefront (About a good three miles and back) What have you been doing? <p> Sitting around on your fat, chubby ass, probably eating a big fucking bag of Dorito's slinging bullshit around on the internet like a gibbon slinging shit at people that pass by his cage. <p> My point is who gives a shit what you been doing but understand something I'm a grown fucking man before I'm any thing else in this world. <p> You my friend, is a BITCH in every shape of the word. I don't have to justify myself to you about how I feel about a fucking movie I saw as a twelve year old, a pretty damn advanced one for that matter. If the movie did nothing for me no matter what comes out of your mouth, my opinion will not change. <p> If you liked Tron, thats your business, I could give a shit. You wanna praised this film, go right ahead, but if you wanna single me out on a fucking talk back, hey man, it's a small world.
July 31, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST
Thank you for letting us know about your scenic three mile jog and fitness regimine...feelin' good? I guess not because ArmageddonProductions rather benign comment (for AICN) really sent you into a tizzy.<p> So he " slings insults like a two year old child" and in your self righteous declaration of being a "grown fucking man" you proceed to flip out like a little girl. It made me chuckle This your first time here? <p> Welcome to Thunder Dome Tibby. Thicken that skin and try again.
July 31, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST
When you get your mouth off of ARMAGEDDY'S ASSHOLE to gargle.
July 31, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST
*yawn* <p> Looks like the "pretty advanced 12 year old" had his growth stunted along the way.
July 31, 2009, 8:37 p.m. CST
another shot only to discover it was still shit. If I hadn't just woken up I probably would have fallen asleep about 3 seperate times. The whole thing just felt so...amateur. Really awkward cuts all over the place and bizarre editing choices. Also I hope whoever the fuck wrote it never worked a day in his life again because the script was just terrible. Non-stop dreary and blunt exposition and 1 dimensional characters throughout the whole thing. I'll still probably see the new one though.
July 31, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST
by Willips Brighton
...but to the guy who talked about getting a "bonner" above? Thank you for that. I laughed so hard my pennis erupted.
July 31, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST
by Willips Brighton
...the subject line cut off there. No irony intended.
Aug. 1, 2009, 2:28 a.m. CST
2014 and LA has flying cars and people use public phones in bars - can't wait for that to come true. Meanwhile all this only exists in tron space right now because Tron dropped the MCP for your benefit. And ET is gonna be here soon too.
Aug. 1, 2009, 2:55 a.m. CST
way to overhype something about as exciting as a ham sandwich at a Bahmitzvah (or however you spell that shit)
Aug. 1, 2009, 4:38 a.m. CST
My favorite movie, just barely edges out Big Trouble in Little China. As for Yori/Lori...why? She was a bit player in the original, cute but there's no need for her in the sequel. She's lost all her weight and looks good though, met her many years ago and she was pretty heavy. It's going to be a long year to wait for this movie, but all indications so far point to "kickass."
Aug. 1, 2009, 4:44 a.m. CST
Sweet that they actually made a working cabinet for it...but it was just a really basic FPS and might have even been using the Tron 2.0 engine. You're supposed to be driving a tank, not running around in a maze! Still, props for actually making something playable and the ingenious "code" it revealed.
Aug. 1, 2009, 10 a.m. CST
Aug. 1, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST
...freaking AWESOMENESS, wrapped in a big blanket of warm, gooey CHOCOLATY DELIGHT, and sprinkled with tasty gobs of FUCKING, ORGASMIC BLISS. Sorry. I just broke into AICN-Speak 3.1 for a second, where every exclamation is a ridiculous non-sequiter of nonsensical phrasings. If you liked the year-old TRON:LEGACY teaser, you're cool. It's a promising taste of what's to come, isn't it? If you hated the teaser, you're not uncool, but you simply don't share my enthusiasm. So be it. Everyone can't agree. Nothing wrong with that. But I saw one guy say that the teaser's effects were "cheesy." That's right. The best TRON effects we have EVER SEEN, and someone thinks it looks "cheesy?" Hmm. I suppose someone, somewhere, can actually look at the Hope Diamond and say, "It looks like a turd. Well, there's no pleasing everyone. I simply disagree. It's not "cheesy." It's tingling my geek-senses like no film has in a long time. And I do mean, a LONG fucking time.
Aug. 2, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST
I live in San Diego. I was there and it is hard to understand the context if you were not there. It was promoted much like a super secret Studio 54 type experience. No on knew what it was. Part of the fun was getting a special pass (which you had to do and only Comic Con attendees got), waiting in line and then being "granted" access. This was in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp which features many swank night clubs. Flynn's had a larger line than Stingaree, directly across the street, which is arguably our hippest night club, full of beautiful women and rich and famous people. For just a few nights, the geeks were cooler than the cool people. Hats off to the guys that pulled this off. It was epic.