IS Forum
Forum Index Register Members List Events Mark Forums Read Help

Go Back   International Skeptics Forum » General Topics » Computers and the Internet
 


Welcome to the International Skeptics Forum, where we discuss skepticism, critical thinking, the paranormal and science in a friendly but lively way. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest, which means you are missing out on discussing matters that are of interest to you. Please consider registering so you can gain full use of the forum features and interact with other Members. Registration is simple, fast and free! Click here to register today.
Tags mirrors , smoke , tellers , penn

Reply
Old 27th March 2006, 01:22 AM   #1
Mendeli
Thinker
 
Mendeli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 165
penn and teller's smoke and mirrors, the game

Just found out there's apparently a Penn and Teller videogame called Smoke and Mirrors. Found precious little information about this on imdb.com

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0251322/fullcredits

Anyone know anything else about this? Might be fun!!
Mendeli is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 27th March 2006, 04:08 AM   #2
Iconoclast
Graduate Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 1,784
Originally Posted by Mendeli View Post
Might be fun!!
Then again, it might not.

This game was written about ten years ago for the SEGA, the publisher went out of business before it was released. There's a level in the game called "Desert Bus". You have to drive a bus from Tucson to Las Vegas, the bus can't go faster than 45MPH, it's a straight road, there's no other vehicles on the road, there's no passengers on the bus, there's no scenery, the trip runs in real time, so it takes eight hours to complete, the bus veers a little bit to one side so you can't just tape down a button and leave the game to run on its own.

Sounds like something Penn & Teller would create.

Oh, if you complete that level you win 1 point.
__________________
A gun is not a weapon Marge, it's a tool, like a butcher knife or a harpoon or... ah... ah... an alligator. You just need more education on the subject.

-- Homer Simpson
Iconoclast is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 27th March 2006, 04:52 AM   #3
Mongrel
Begging for Scraps
 
Mongrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: UK, suburbia. 20 minutes in the future
Posts: 2,098
Originally Posted by Mendeli View Post
Just found out there's apparently a Penn and Teller videogame called Smoke and Mirrors. Found precious little information about this on imdb.com

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0251322/fullcredits

Anyone know anything else about this? Might be fun!!
There's some more info here
__________________
“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.” - Charles Darwin

...like so many contemporary philosophers he especially enjoyed giving helpful advice to people who were happier than he was. - Tom Lehrer
Mongrel is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 9th February 2007, 12:23 AM   #4
gtc
Philosopher
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,110
And at 1up today.
gtc is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 9th February 2007, 12:41 PM   #5
scribble
Master Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 2,686
I have the CD-images of this game that have been leaked, but I'm not sure how approving the powers that be would be of me offering them up.

For the record, it's a pretty lousy game...

And it's pretty difficult to figure out what's going on without the instructions, kind of like Penn and Teller's "Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends" would be unusuable if you didn't know the tricks.
scribble is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Reply

International Skeptics Forum » General Topics » Computers and the Internet

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:01 PM.
Powered by vBulletin. Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

This forum began as part of the James Randi Education Foundation (JREF). However, the forum now exists as
an independent entity with no affiliation with or endorsement by the JREF, including the section in reference to "JREF" topics.

Disclaimer: Messages posted in the Forum are solely the opinion of their authors.