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aliko
10th Jul 2010, 11:10
UPDATES_ I decided to add a couple of more DeusSexy pics... I think they more resonate with the games atmosphere...

I was just walking in my city late last night. (Tbilisi - Georgia/ Europe)

and it struck me... dang... the city is so totally Golden and Black. Now I'm NOT suggesting anything here... it's just with all this talk about Black & Gold... I remembered Dx3:HR.



That's why:

(click to see the bigger images)

"NEW pics"

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"OLD"
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http://s2.postimage.org/DrJ5i.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsDrJ5i)

This is an ancient city, but it has many modern touches... the filthy rich and poor(mostly the refugees after war with Russia) live side by side and hight tech modern buildings rise next to the ancient Christian churches Mosques and synagogues...

The geography is amazing, especially at night it looks like a new year tree and is undoubtedly one of the most amazing and beautiful cities at night.

Naturally, I think DX3:HR is now nearly finished, at least the story and most of the levels... BUT I could just hope that Tbilisi would be in Dx4. :p

P.S.
Tbilisi was also featuring in the original Splinter Cell game... and 1st Ghost Reckon (to some extent...)

ThePrecursor
10th Jul 2010, 11:42
Your city is pretty, as opposed to mine :(

xsamitt
10th Jul 2010, 11:51
Thanks for posting.

aliko
10th Jul 2010, 11:54
Your city is pretty, as opposed to mine :(

Tbilisi is AMAZING at night... but during the day it has many problems. In general this mix is why I think it is perfect for cyberpunk story. It is old (around 1700+ years old) but also modern and the problems and the stuff thats awesome about it make is very interesting and original place. As for your city, I think you should be exaggerating, if it's a nice country, but not the most beautiful city. - Move to other city! ;)

Fluffis
10th Jul 2010, 12:01
Tbilisi looks amazing in those photos. I have friend from Georgia, who showed me some photos, but they were mostly taken during the day. It's very pretty during the day, as well, but those night time photos are beautiful.

Bluey71
10th Jul 2010, 12:03
Very nice pics - guessing you are into photography then - do you mind me asking what camera you took these on?

3rd picture up from the bottom reminds me a lot of many sunny holidays I have had in Europe *sigh* I love going on holiday.

aliko
10th Jul 2010, 12:14
Tbilisi looks amazing in those photos. I have friend from Georgia, who showed me some photos, but they were mostly taken during the day. It's very pretty during the day, as well, but those night time photos are beautiful.

- I'm glad you like it. But again, it is AMAZING city, with EXTRAORDINARY problems... (Kremlin's tanks stand in 45km from the city center) but Tbilisi tries to look even prettier despite that. There is a lot of poverty and also a lot of richness, in general it is very diverse and you can see that pretty often. A lot of beggars, but the infrastructure, culture and spirit is unmatched at last in it's region.


Very nice pics - guessing you are into photography then - do you mind me asking what camera you took these on?

3rd picture up from the bottom reminds me a lot of many sunny holidays I have had in Europe *sigh* I love going on holiday.

- Thanks. Not all of those pics are made by me, but most are. I use Ricoh CX2 and my friends usually use some Nikon's for something more serious. Sometimes I use simple Kodak, just for quick image taking... for fun. :)

sonicsidewinder
10th Jul 2010, 12:19
Very very pretty friend. City worth looking at.

Kodaemon
10th Jul 2010, 12:22
Also, Georgia has riot cops who look like Civil Protection from HL2 (http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/9458/georgiaswat.jpg).

Fluffis
10th Jul 2010, 12:28
- I'm glad you like it. But again, it is AMAZING city, with EXTRAORDINARY problems... (Kremlin's tanks stand in 45km from the city center) but Tbilisi tries to looks even prettier despite that. There is a lot of poverty and also a lot of richness, in general it is very diverse and you can see that pretty often. A lot of beggars, but the infrastructure, culture and spirit is unmatched at last in it's region.


That's basically what my friend told me. She's here as a graduate student.

aliko
10th Jul 2010, 12:31
Also, Georgia has riot cops who look like Civil Protection from HL2 (http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/9458/georgiaswat.jpg).

Haha we do. :)

Actually in Georgia people like police. Weird I know, but unlike in any other country around us in the region... they just do their job and do it well, most of the times. (Unless you start throwing sh@t at them) Then they turn HL2 combine on you. :rasp:

here our police propaganda video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNwoUOgss8Y&feature=related :D

Naturally it's patriotic propaganda, BUT they really DO work well and the population trust for police in Georgia is above 85%, which is really a remarkable achievement... because just 6 years ago... before the reforms police was widely hated. One day all our old police lost their jobs and now we have a completely new police force that even I personally admire.

Pretentious Old Man.
10th Jul 2010, 13:31
All cities are mostly yellow and black at night. Streetlighting being, y'know, yellow and all that. One of the good things about HR, imo. It's about time night time in an urban environment actually looked like night time in an urban environment.

(Oh, and Tblisi is lovely at night:))

My own city at night (http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.england-360.co.uk/panos/lincolnshire/long-exposure-panorama.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.england-360.co.uk/panos/lincolnshire/lincoln-cathedral-at-night.htm&usg=__KnYjm7QBidRvY5ATLZDjRXe2_M4=&h=550&w=2099&sz=157&hl=en&start=12&itbs=1&tbnid=Ms0ZQAvh4ibDSM:&tbnh=39&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dlincoln%2Bat%2Bnight%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1), again, black and gold.

aliko
10th Jul 2010, 13:47
All cities are mostly yellow and black at night. Streetlighting being, y'know, yellow and all that. One of the good things about HR, imo. It's about time night time in an urban environment actually looked like night time in an urban environment.

(Oh, and Tblisi is lovely at night:))

My own city at night (http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.england-360.co.uk/panos/lincolnshire/long-exposure-panorama.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.england-360.co.uk/panos/lincolnshire/lincoln-cathedral-at-night.htm&usg=__KnYjm7QBidRvY5ATLZDjRXe2_M4=&h=550&w=2099&sz=157&hl=en&start=12&itbs=1&tbnid=Ms0ZQAvh4ibDSM:&tbnh=39&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dlincoln%2Bat%2Bnight%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1), again, black and gold.

Your city looks great and I have to agree. But, why I point out Tbilisi is because of it's geography and ancient/modern looks... it is surrounded by the mountains... even more, IT IS somehow inside the mountains... and it all looks shiny and awesome at night... while majority of modern cities are mostly located on the flat plateau places... not to mention... this region is full of conspiracies...

Pretentious Old Man.
10th Jul 2010, 14:08
Your city looks great and I have to agree. But, why I point out Tbilisi is because of it's geography and ancient/modern looks... it is surrounded by the mountains... even more, IT IS somehow inside the mountains... and it all looks shiny and awesome at night... while majority of modern cities are mostly located on the flat plateau places... not to mention... this region is full of conspiracies...

http://giovanniworld.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/kgb1.jpg

:rasp:

TrickyVein
10th Jul 2010, 14:15
Sure beats Baltimore.

The city does have that one gold leaf-plated tower for the record. Which would fit the HR color scheme if someone were to glance at it @ night. :hmm:

aliko
10th Jul 2010, 14:34
http://giovanniworld.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/kgb1.jpg

:rasp:

"KGB: Still Watching you" is a cafe on a "Jean Sharden" Street in Tbilisi.

http://info-tbilisi.com/kgb/gallery/

But I did not mean "conspiracies" as that... I mean there are often stories about nuclear material smuggling from the Russian border and our anti-terrorist agencies together with the FBI/CIA and EU guys arresting them and all...

Not to mention the whole Asia VS Europe... The East VS The West... North VS South and little Georgia with it's 5 million population is caught in between, because it is geographically, politically and culturally... a bridge between Europe and Asia, East and West. It is not always the most convenient thing for sure, but that's what makes this place so special.

KSingh77
10th Jul 2010, 16:52
Is there a black and gold bar?

aliko
10th Jul 2010, 17:28
Is there a black and gold bar?

Well... there are many bars in Tbilisi... but I know they are currently building "Buddha bar"
http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/7300508.jpg (this one is in Paris)
should have plenty of gold and black...

KSingh77
10th Jul 2010, 18:09
Sweet

2027 is already here!

ArcR
10th Jul 2010, 18:50
Beautiful city! It makes me wonder what other locations might be in DX:HR. We know of Montreal, Detriot, Philadelphia, and Shanghai. There is supposed to be one more metropolitan spot. I hope it isn't in North America. Maybe a Swiss city. I still wish DX:HR would be a constant night time game but oh well.

I spoke to an ex-patriot living in Shanghai this week. She said it is one of the most amazing places she's been. Apparently it's an advanced city with amazing architecture and high standard of living. She went on to say that the people their are cultured and despite having 2 million people in her area it feels less crowded than NYC. She's never coming back LOL.

There are some 200,000 ex-patriots living in Shanghai. So it shouldn't seem to out of place if 1 out of every 20 people aren't Chinese in popular urban areas.

pringlepower
10th Jul 2010, 20:16
Beautiful city! It makes me wonder what other locations might be in DX:HR. We know of Montreal, Detriot, Philadelphia, and Shanghai. There is supposed to be one more metropolitan spot. I hope it isn't in North America. Maybe a Swiss city. I still wish DX:HR would be a constant night time game but oh well.

I spoke to an ex-patriot living in Shanghai this week. She said it is one of the most amazing places she's been. Apparently it's an advanced city with amazing architecture and high standard of living. She went on to say that the people their are cultured and despite having 2 million people in her area it feels less crowded than NYC. She's never coming back LOL.

There are some 200,000 ex-patriots living in Shanghai. So it shouldn't seem to out of place if 1 out of every 20 people aren't Chinese in popular urban areas.

Yeah a lot of the people in Shanghai are poor. Really poor. But you'll have a hard time seeing them behind all the glitz and glam of modern Shanghai (somebody's gotta build those buildings and give oral sex to those businessmen).

Looks damn nice at night though, especially the Bund.

mad_red
10th Jul 2010, 20:38
Haha we do. :)

Actually in Georgia people like police. Weird I know, but unlike in any other country around us in the region... they just do their job and do it well, most of the times. (Unless you start throwing sh@t at them) Then they turn HL2 combine on you. :rasp:

here our police propaganda video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNwoUOgss8Y&feature=related :D

Naturally it's patriotic propaganda, BUT they really DO work well and the population trust for police in Georgia is above 85%, which is really a remarkable achievement... because just 6 years ago... before the reforms police was widely hated. One day all our old police lost their jobs and now we have a completely new police force that even I personally admire.

DUH! When the riot cops look like the combine ... :D

J/k I'm happy to hear a whole state doesn't seem to be doing so bad. Kudos.

ArcR
10th Jul 2010, 20:43
@Pringle: that's a given in any anywhere. It's especially true in larger cities.

aliko
14th Jul 2010, 11:25
http://s1.postimage.org/8EYMA.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gx8EYMA)

http://s1.postimage.org/8F0gJ.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gx8F0gJ)

http://s2.postimage.org/NPl_J.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsNPl_J)

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KSingh77
15th Jul 2010, 20:27
Found a picture of Madison Sqaure Park from New York

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/Madison_Square_Park_from_Above_at_Night_New_York_City.jpg

K^2
15th Jul 2010, 20:54
Most of NYC has that hue to it at night in the winter.

Irate_Iguana
15th Jul 2010, 20:58
Most of NYC has that hue to it at night in the winter.

Probably most cities have that. Sodium lighting is used often in street lights and has a very orange hue.

KSingh77
15th Jul 2010, 21:14
Orange?not lemon?

K^2
15th Jul 2010, 21:16
For some reason, it only becomes apparent when there is snow. I've only seen 3 large cities completely covered in snow and at night, but yes, all 3 had that kind of a feel to them. So you are probably right.

aliko
16th Jul 2010, 07:49
Found a picture of Madison Sqaure Park from New York

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/Madison_Square_Park_from_Above_at_Night_New_York_City.jpg

Looks great!

But again, Deus Ex has a lot of that. Thats basically a standard Deus Ex (which is a very cool thing)
but I was suggesting a more geographically interesting city. Like mountains and shiny stuff on the mountains and ancient architecture next to very modern high tech stuff.

pringlepower
16th Jul 2010, 08:12
Looks great!

But again, Deus Ex has a lot of that. Thats basically a standard Deus Ex (which is a very cool thing)
but I was suggesting a more geographically interesting city. Like mountains and shiny stuff on the mountains and ancient architecture next to very modern high tech stuff.

Well you can't blame NY for not having mountains. It's got a river.

But mix of old and new? Trinity Church in the middle of Wall Street? The most famous skyscrapers are Art Deco, next to that godawful Metlife building and Grand Central Station.

Anyways there's only so ancient you can go with anything US

Kohtalo
16th Jul 2010, 11:10
Well, the Deus Ex also had somewhat a golden NYC.

http://www.btinternet.com/~andrewbuckingham/libertyisland.jpg

aliko
16th Jul 2010, 14:34
Well you can't blame NY for not having mountains. It's got a river.

But mix of old and new? Trinity Church in the middle of Wall Street? The most famous skyscrapers are Art Deco, next to that godawful Metlife building and Grand Central Station.

Anyways there's only so ancient you can go with anything US

Look, NY is awesome! I KNOW! And more than that, it has already been in Deus Ex! :) I agree with your points and don't want to argue.

KSingh77
16th Jul 2010, 16:39
Theres so much ancient you can do with the world.

There is alot of ancient in the world,not one place.

aliko
16th Jul 2010, 17:21
Theres so much ancient you can do with the world.

There is alot of ancient in the world,not one place.

Look, I was NOT insisting it HAS to be Tbilisi or something... I was just saying I was walking in my city and it did look like Black and Golden city. I have recalled the audio conversation of the designer of DX3 and he was talking about the Black and Gold and how they like those colors and want to use them for the game... thats why I put the pics here. I'm not trying to make it more than that.

KSingh77
16th Jul 2010, 19:46
Look, I was NOT insisting it HAS to be Tbilisi or something... I was just saying I was walking in my city and it did look like Black and Golden city. I have recalled the audio conversation of the designer of DX3 and he was talking about the Black and Gold and how they like those colors and want to use them for the game... thats why I put the pics here. I'm not trying to make it more than that.

You know I was quoting PP right?

Anyway the black and gold setting does infact look cool,looking at the cities in the game,then looking at the real cities at night,kinda feels like you are in DX.

Thats why all of us posted images of cities at night cause it felt like DX.

Irate_Iguana
17th Jul 2010, 11:16
So is this a thread on golden cities or a look at the interaction of Russia with former Soviet Union countries?

Lady_Of_The_Vine
18th Jul 2010, 10:38
So is this a thread on golden cities or a look at the interaction of Russia with former Soviet Union countries?

Fixed.
It's about golden cities...

aliko
18th Jul 2010, 14:36
Fixed.
It's about golden cities...

Thanks.

aliko
18th Jul 2010, 14:38
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/Madison_Square_Park_from_Above_at_Night_New_York_City.jpg

Looks great!

But again, Deus Ex has a lot of that. Thats basically a standard Deus Ex (which is a very cool thing)
but I was suggesting a more geographically interesting city. Like mountains and shiny stuff on the mountains and ancient architecture next to very modern high tech stuff.

Actually... I think that Snow (at least when it's on the ground) is not the best idea for a Deus Ex universe. It might look cool in the air through...

I mean that picture with NY has snow on it... and somehow I don't like it for Dx3... There was a North Pole or something in DX2:IW... and yeah as most of stuff in that game... it sucked.

Sotsiak
18th Jul 2010, 15:42
Sorry, I couldn't stand not showing my favorite city too :o ( Thessaloniki )

http://www.photooftheday.gr/photos/thessaloniki_by_night.jpg

aliko
18th Jul 2010, 19:55
Sorry, I couldn't stand not showing my favorite city too :o ( Thessaloniki )


Great city, I like the nice view in the far background...

aliko
20th Jul 2010, 12:33
Montreal at night:

http://image3.examiner.com/images/blog/wysiwyg/image/montrealskyline.jpg