Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Suffer Well

Me and Depeche Mode have never been grand bedfellows... and TRON has never ever been a top fave of mine.

So why can't I stop watching this clip from Tron (actually several edited together) with the Depeche Mode song "Suffer Well" with it?

Here is a link to it check it out!

I just downloaded the song from iTunes. Yummy!



Kern said...

I thought Tron was pretty cool. I couldn't watch it all the time, mind you, but I thought it wasn't bad.

Does anyone else seem to remember a booth like arcade game where you got to play the disc game? I think it was called Discs of Tron. Now that was badass...

Damfino said...

Kern - did you watch the clip? Do you dig Depeche Mode?

FlopTheNuts said...

I FUCKIN' LOVE TRON! The movie and Tron and Discs of Tron video games!! (There is a PC game, came out months/years ago, Tron 2.0. Gotta get my paws on it and try it on my kickass gaming machine.)

Oh, this could be a long post...

I dig on the SciFi genre - yeah, no kidding, you'd never know from my geek talk and such. Maybe it was because I was younger (around 8) when it came out and I was just entranced by the fantasy. Heck, it's still cool for me today to imagine what it would be like to be inside a computer and be a living part of it! (I'm a SATA controller. What is your data request?)

I chucked many quarters in the Tron game. If you don't remember or know, Tron had the joystick and rotating knob. (Damn, there's just ALL KINDS of room for comments there!) There were 4 "rooms" per level: blow up the tanks in the maze, break through the CPU cone, lightcycle race, and kill the bugs to get to the center transport. Having the 2 controls was pretty cool, especially in the cone and bug rooms. The tank part was the hardest for me. Then I found Discs of Tron (DoT). Again, if you don't remember or know, DoT had the joystick and knob - however, you could lift the knob up or press it down (more on that below). Frickin' sweet! It was you vs. Sark. It started you on 1 floating disk platform. You thew disks at each other, trying to knock your opponent off their platform. As the levels progressed, it went from 1 platform to 3, all at the same elevation. You would automatically jump from one platform to the next if you ran off the edge. Higher levels brought 3 platforms at *different* elevations (but, you'd just automatically jump from platform to platform). This is where the "multi-level" knob came in - you'd have to match your throw to the elevation of the platform if you wanted any success hitting your opponent. Like Kern said, badass!

On one of my hard drives at home I have a version of MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) and many games, including Discs of Tron. (I don't think I have Tron - YET! :) )

Damn, now I have to find that at home and play!

Deit Heimley said...

I have to admit ot more than a minor love of BOTH Tron and Depeche Mode. I also remember the video games. I liked Tron, but not the disks game. I kicked ass in the tanks, but hated the spiders. The game could sure eat some quarters though couldn't it.

Amazingly enough I did not dig the Tron AND Depeche Mode as much as Jed. Maybe my video feed was just poor, but it really gave a poor look at the movie. It was that good as a video.

So to recap:
Love Tron
Love Depeche Mode
Not so much on the video

FlopTheNuts said...

My key to the spiders was to go quick - kill just those in front of me as I plowed through to the center "transport thing". Of course the highest level I ever made it to was level 3, so I don't know how the level 4 bugs would've been...

Oh, the discs game was damn cool! I just found BOTH MAME ROMS for Tron and Discs of Tron! My night is already wasted! (After the kiddo is put to bed, of course.)

Damfino said...

Of course.