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"THE HIVE" - Introduce Yourself & Random CHAT Thread

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    Introduce yourself to the community! Don't be shy, life is too short (until we go H+)

    This has nothing to do with Deus Ex, per se, but rather the community here instead. Just a thread to see who everyone is, and a little about themselves.
    This can also serve as a general random chat thread too.

    To start, I'm Tristan, I live in a small town near Vancouver. I'm into cars (more specifically, design and modification), and of course, video games. Sorry if that's a touch vague. =P

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    My name is Brian. I'm from Cape Town, In South Africa. I am an architect and gaming enthusiast. I am also a musician and I'm into guitar and drums

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    Good thread!

    My name's René and I'm from Vancouver (the big town, not a smaller one!), but I now live in Montréal. I'm in to video games and sports like hockey and NFL/CFL football.

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    Hehe, the introductions sound like we are sitting on the panel of "University Challenge".

    My name is Julie and I live in West Wales, UK.
    I'm into all sorts of things but particularly enjoy music, art, reading, writing, travel, sportscars and socialising.
    I don't play video games a LOT... but only because I'm quite fussy about games I actually want to play. They have to 'interest' me (beyond that of a mere shoot-'em-up) a bit like a good book. Hence my love for Deus Ex.

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    I'm Rory, from malvern, UK, and I'm into all manner of stuff. The list includes tabletop RPGs, video games, "what if" situations relating to just about anything, sci fi, but not trek, and insulting the prequal trilogy. Odds are, I could out nerd the average Linux employee.

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    Hmm, you can all call me John. I'm from Southern Oregon but I currently live in the Portland/Vancouver area in OR/WA (not to be confused with the other Vancouver) I'm kind of a slacker, really. But I do like history and all the social sciences, great music(pretty much anything except for Jamaican and lots of modern pop), and hanging out with good people while occasionally going to parties and getting drunk! And occasionally messing around with some musical instruments. Mostly rock-type ones! More casual interests are the occasional scifi/fantasy novel.

    I just completed my first year of college, and hope to be out within about 4-5 years.

    @Grunt Owner - You're into "what if" situations? Then you just might have to check out the new version of this site I'm at that should be launched next month! I don't like to spam, but we're a small community that will need more members to make it thrive. And the more the better.

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    I'm James, aged 16, from London, England. I'm kinda fanatical about music, both the listening, writing and production side of it. I play guitar and I'd love to learn drums. Mostly I listen to prog-rock and metal, but my interests also dabble into electronic/ambient. Fav. band is Porcupine Tree.. I also like drawing, writing fiction and of course, videogames

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    i used to run an anti-terrorism unit until some guy in a coat cut me down

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    ^
    Hehe.

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    Hi, I'm Faissal, from Bangladesh, though I live in New York City. I'm an electrical engineer, by training, though I sometimes wonder how what I am doing has anything to do with electrical engineering. Either they don't know what to call us, or the significance of what we are doing for electrical engineering is so secret, they don't want to tell us. [Can you guess which conversation, from DX1, I made this from?]

    I am into free running (don't expect any impressive moves, though), sci-fi movies, and reading stories of human struggles (Seven Years in Tibet comes to mind) and experiences (Base 66 rings any bells?). My choice of games got me into my field, and now my field has taken over, much to the detriment of my gaming. I still binge, once in a while, though.

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    Hi...my name is John, and I'm an al...ohhh...errr...right.

    43, from Columbus, Ohio, and rapidly becoming a grumpy old man with a twisted sense of humor (humour for the Canucks and Brits amongst us). I dabble in 3D modeling, like prog rock like Absentia (P-Tree is okay, but they can't hold a candle to Rush, Yes, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, and OLD Genesis, among others), and like SF books and movies (anxiously awaiting the movie of Clarke's Rendezvous With Rama - and crying piteously that Keanu Reeves is starring in a remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still - Robert Wise must be spinning in his grave).

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    Originally Posted by MaxxQ1
    Robert Wise
    <perk>

    As in the director, Robert Wise? The one who made ST:TMP (and vowed to never work with Roddenberry [same was said of Alexander Courage and his theme])? That Robert Wise?

    Kewl if so.

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    Hello, I am the mighty Aaron Jeans, award-winning unknown filmmaker turned virtually unknown filmmaker. I live in Canada, as far east as possible. The first game I ever played was Wolfenstein 3D and the ninth was Deus Ex. I am 15 and still trying to grasp the fact that the makers of Deus Ex 3 have a slight idea of who I am. Oh, and another thing about me is Deus Ex 3 will not be a prequel.

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    Originally Posted by Scadvid
    <perk>

    As in the director, Robert Wise? The one who made ST:TMP (and vowed to never work with Roddenberry [same was said of Alexander Courage and his theme])? That Robert Wise?

    Kewl if so.
    One and the same. In fact, my copy of TDtESS has commentary by him and Nicholas Meyer.

    He also directed The Sound of Music, The Andromeda Strain (the 1973 movie, not the 2008 abomination), The Hindenburg, Westside Story, and 38 other movies, and was an editor on Citizen Kane.

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    Hi, I'm Matt, and I'm an alco- Sorry, wrong forum. :P

    I'm from Christchurch, New Zealand, and we've just gotten our first snow of the winter (brrrr). I'm a student doing a degree in ICT, and I'm into PC gaming, 80's music </showage>, art, sci-fi, tramping, and any combination thereof.

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    Originally Posted by v.dog
    Hi, I'm Matt, and I'm an alco- Sorry, wrong forum. :P
    Copycat...

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    You're 15, GN? I thought you must be in your early to mid 20s from your general maturity level.

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    Originally Posted by MaxxQ1
    movie of Clarke's Rendezvous With Rama -
    Woah woah woah, theres going to be a movie?
    Excellent. Amazing book. Amazing Books.


    Anyways, 16 here, I was born in Hamburg, but moved to America at a very early age. Long time gaming enthusiast, Deus Ex being my second favorite series, Castlevania being the first. My personal goal is to one day work with the Castlevania team, and as such, I've been taking classes in animation. I wish there was a class on 2D game development around here, but oh well.

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    Originally Posted by SemiAnonymous
    Woah woah woah, theres going to be a movie?
    Excellent. Amazing book. Amazing Books.
    Yep: http://www.revelationsent.com/site/p...ment/rama.html

    Note the star (actually, so far, the only actor listed). Also, this is the full Wiki entry for the film:

    In the early 2000s, actor Morgan Freeman expressed his desire to produce a film based on Rendezvous with Rama. After a drawn-out development process — which Freeman states has been due to difficulties in procuring funding[2] — it now appears this will indeed be happening. IMDb, as of August 2007, upgraded the status of the project to "announced" with an estimated release date in 2009.[3] The film is to be produced by Freeman's production company, Revelations Entertainment. David Fincher, touted on Revelations' Rama website as far back as 2001, stated in a December 31, 2007 interview that he is still attached to helm.[4] IMDb indicates that Stel Pavlou has written the adaptation.

    The novel is also known to have influenced the movies Alien and Star Trek: The Motion Picture.[4]

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    I'm Paul, I live in the Netherlands, am 16 years old. I have never read anycyberpunk books or watched movies like "the bladerunner". DX was my first experience with cyberpunk and I really like it, but for some reason I just don't read or watch anything else cyberpunk-like, but that could be because I never see them on the shelves.
    I really like gaming (duh), but most games released these days are crap so I don't play many new games, most games I play are at least 2 or 3 years old. Finished DX about 12 times. Never play DXMP, I don't like it. Finished even DX:IW about 5 times.

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    Originally Posted by MaxxQ1
    Hi...my name is John, and I'm an al...ohhh...errr...right.

    43, from Columbus, Ohio, and rapidly becoming a grumpy old man with a twisted sense of humor (humour for the Canucks and Brits amongst us). I dabble in 3D modeling, like prog rock like Absentia (P-Tree is okay, but they can't hold a candle to Rush, Yes, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, and OLD Genesis, among others), and like SF books and movies (anxiously awaiting the movie of Clarke's Rendezvous With Rama - and crying piteously that Keanu Reeves is starring in a remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still - Robert Wise must be spinning in his grave).
    Wahey!
    Yeah, if I was going to list more bands I'd definitely cite Rush, Pink Floyd and King Crimson. And Opeth is brilliant too if you get used to the growls. Thought i'd keep it brief though. As for Genesis, i have Trick of the Tail and Duke, the former of those were awesome and the latter.. meh. I guess it depends if you're the "Everything after Peter Gabriel was terrible" kind of fan or not =P
    Sorry to the OP if i'm polluting this otherwise good thread with prog discussion...

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    hey there

    In a sense, I'm David
    I hail from Germany, Rhineland Palatinate, which is in the south-western part of Germany. No surprise, I'm much into football (or soccer for you from North America and Australia), but also I'm highly interested in icehockey, especially the NHL. 20 years old and studying for a degree in English and German.

    Nice to meet you

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    I'm Ian Allen, and I'm an 18 year-old drop-out from Texas, working on his GED.
    In my Defense, I didn't drop-out due to laziness, or inability to do the work.

    I simply could not take another year of the never-ending crap.

    I discovered Deus Ex when I was 13, I found a copy at Half-Price books.

    I never saw shooters the same way again.

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    Im james and im an alco- I mean gamer. I run a few nix servers and machines. I also think that most the games today suck because of one thing or another. Deus ex is one of the last hopes for good video games

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    Name's Pedro, born and living in Portugal (the western-most country in Europe), a 25 years old accountant, whose major hobbies are practicing swimming and playing video-games. Also love to read, listen to music, drive around with my car, and watch movies.

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