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 Post subject: Strong Bad Gameways
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:13 am 
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New toon, found via an Easter Egg in shapeshifter:

Strong Bad Gameways

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I loved the short, and I thought it was awesome how they hid the code in shapeshifter. I only wish I had figured it out on my own without the wiki!


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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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I found it via LiveJournal and was really confused. So I had to watch it a second time. My guess is that it was taken down to fix the comments, which were really glitchy. I hope it comes back up again.

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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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Please tell me someone made a copy of this.


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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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mirror here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4wjEZphzvI


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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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Did anyone write down the youtube videos' poster??! :eekdance:

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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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yea, the original poster was "sportsinterviewa"


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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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Nice work!


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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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The original poster was 'sportsinterviews'.
Edit: Sorry, it was 'sportsinterviewa'. I thought it was a typo, my bad.

I've just used KeepVid to download the .flv of the mirrored YouTube video (you can download a higher-quality .mp4 as well). I registered a wiki account to upload it to the wiki in case the worst should happen, but it said I need to be autoconfirmed to upload anything. How long does that take?

Edit: I can't be the only one hoping that this will be part of an official Homestar Runner WiiWare game.


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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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Its not called strong bad gameways

Infact it is called and I quote

Strong Bad Wii Safety Video

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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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BiggerJ wrote:
The original poster was 'sportsinterviews'.

I've just used KeepVid to download the .flv of the mirrored YouTube video (you can download a higher-quality .mp4 as well). I registered a wiki account to upload it to the wiki in case the worst should happen, but it said I need to be autoconfirmed to upload anything. How long does that take?


It'll take about a day from now to become autoconfirmed. However, I'm pretty sure that .flv and .mp4 aren't supported as file formats. If the worst happens, though, you can send your files to an admin (Tom or It's dot com), and they can put it on the mirror site.

By the way, welcome to the wiki!


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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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Jonathan M wrote:
Its not called strong bad gameways

Infact it is called and I quote

Strong Bad Wii Saftey Video


The final name they settled on was "Strong Bad Gameways". I believe that the name of the video when they first uploaded it was "Strong Bad Wii Safety Video", which is why it appears some places (such as Viewing History) under that title. But it looks like "Strong Bad Gameways" is the official title.


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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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yea, it's definitely called 'Strong Bad Gameways'. You can still see it listed under sportsinterviewa's youtube page under most viewed videos.


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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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Jonathan M wrote:
Its not called strong bad gameways

Infact it is called and I quote

Strong Bad Wii Safety Video


Oh god, this supports my edited-into-my-previous-post theory. Homestar Runner for Wii!

Edit: ah, so they changed the title. Ah well, I can live in hope.


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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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It's back up. The comments are still glitched, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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That was awesome! But I'm confused as heck :eekdance:

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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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Nintendo should release a Strong Bad game! It would sell like crazy!


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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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Awexome wrote:
Nintendo should release a Strong Bad game! It would sell like hot cake!


Fixed.

I wonder why they didn't just make a SWF? Why Youtube?

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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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I'm guessing they used YouTube because it would be too easy to find the easter egg in a SWF. Or something. Come on, when you think of Homestar Runner, you don't think to check YouTube! I think the decision was brilliant.


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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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Hmm. If this is a slightly-less-ordinary-than-normal easter egg, why did it have such great complexity and production values?


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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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WTPF is with the "ACTUAL GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE" thing in the vid?

Could it be...???
An SB WiiWare Game?!

That would be awexome....

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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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I hold this in high regards as one of the best H*R videos ever made. The Wii safety jokes were dead-on and everything was really funny. I also really liked the 3-D Strongbad.


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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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They did this because of copyright infringement problems. On Youtube, they can't really be sued...


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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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The only copyright (really trademark) issue I can see here is "flotsam & Jetsons". The Wii wasn't mentioned by name and the device's design is uncopyrightable. Unless there's something I'm missing here...

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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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furrykef wrote:
The only copyright (really trademark) issue I can see here is "flotsam & Jetsons". The Wii wasn't mentioned by name and the device's design is uncopyrightable. Unless there's something I'm missing here...


I agree: there's no copyright issue. Even if they had used the Wii name, I don't think it would have been infringement. The short was a parody of the Wii's safety measures, and my understanding is that parodies like these aren't copyright infringement.


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furrykef wrote:
The only copyright (really trademark) issue I can see here is "flotsam & Jetsons". The Wii wasn't mentioned by name and the device's design is uncopyrightable. Unless there's something I'm missing here...


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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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I doubt that. There's loads of small bits of potential copyright/trademark infringement all over the site. For instance, the "challenge and fighting and fighting and challenge tonight" song is from Rad Racer, and I doubt that they got permission from Square to use it.

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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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Galaxy613 wrote:
I wonder why they didn't just make a SWF? Why Youtube?

I think I have the solution. The CGI segment...

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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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Has anyone noticed how Strong Bad probably has his accent again?

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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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darkangel wrote:
Galaxy613 wrote:
I wonder why they didn't just make a SWF? Why Youtube?

I think I have the solution. The CGI segment...


Don't see why that'd be a problem. TBC have uploaded video clips to their site before.

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Has anyone noticed how Strong Bad probably has his accent again?


Sounds the same as his normal voice to me. It certainly doesn't sound like it did in the early Tandy era.

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 Post subject: Re: Strong Bad Gameways
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furrykef wrote:
CaptainPastHisPrime wrote:
Has anyone noticed how Strong Bad probably has his accent again?


Sounds the same as his normal voice to me. It certainly doesn't sound like it did in the early Tandy era.


True, but I think he does have a slight accent.

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