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General => Entertainment => Movies => Topic started by: Atcote on December 27, 2010, 03:39:01 PM

Title: Real Life Tron!
Post by: Atcote on December 27, 2010, 03:39:01 PM
Okay, to start with, no, this isn't a tutorial for how to encode yourself into data and become one with the TRONiverse - there are dangerous narcotics for that purpose (though legally I do not recommend them).

This is instead about two really cool TRON related things avaliable to you; one will need your gigantic wallet full of about $55,000 US for your very own lightcycle (http://www.pcworld.com/article/212967/working_tron_lightcycle_can_now_be_yours_for_a_price.html), and the other you can do at home for not very much at all, if you have a handy bland bag kicking around (http://ladyada.net/make/tronbag/).
Title: Re: Real Life Tron!
Post by: megg. on December 27, 2010, 05:09:12 PM
that tron bag looks awesome!
and the bike.. also awesome! although a little cumbersome to ride it seems
Title: Re: Real Life Tron!
Post by: Atcote on December 27, 2010, 05:43:50 PM
Yeah... Sticking true to the film (I haven't seen the sequel yet), it seems unable to turn... Unless it's picked up and placed at a right angle to itself.

Also, consultation with a friend has dictated that the walls that it leaves behind must be invisible, and thus, even more advanced than the ones featured in TRON.

Technology is truly amazing.
Title: Re: Real Life Tron!
Post by: megg. on December 27, 2010, 06:14:18 PM
.. kinda defeats the purpose of the game Light cycles if you have to ride a bike that can't steer and you keep crashing into walls you can't see :P
Title: Re: Real Life Tron!
Post by: Atcote on December 27, 2010, 07:05:38 PM
Especially considering that traditionally you start the game driving towards one another.

It is a very quick way to get a draw... Nobody's a loser! Or alive.