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#1 Posted by BrainSpecialist (554 posts) -

I think this deserves a signal boost.

Pure Pwnage is getting a movie. This is, of course, sick as fuck.

Here's their pitch video:

Pure Pwnage, of course, is the awesome web series revolving around Jeremy, the most awesome C&C Generals: Zero Hour player ever. Here's a link to the web series.

Check out their indiegogo campaign! Contribute! ect

http://www.indiegogo.com/purepwnage?c=home&a=105867

#2 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19331 posts) -

So this was the original GB thread where people were speculating.

A movie, huh? I'm kinda bummed they're not attempting to reboot the show as a web series again, but I hope the movie comes together in a great way.

#3 Posted by BrainSpecialist (554 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: Yeah, they're asking for rather a large amount given that they want to return to the original style of the web series, with guerilla camerawork and such. Still, $25 well spent! I hope.

#4 Posted by blackbird415 (777 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: they sort of did trying to go for television route. They had a season on showcase, but it just didnt get the appeal enough from purely a canadian audience

#5 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19331 posts) -

@blackbird415: Yeah, I knew about the TV series (which they also mention in that pledge video), but I had no way to be able to see it because of the route they took.

Also, I don't usually donate to anything like this, but I'm totally going to do it for this. Pure Pwnage was a special series to me and, even though it's something that I wouldn't have thought that I would enjoy at first glance, I was very sad when it just tapered off.

#6 Posted by JasonR86 (9659 posts) -

The internet lingo of 'pwnage' and 'teh movie' is making me just so amazingly disinterested in this production.

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#7 Posted by BrainSpecialist (554 posts) -

@JasonR86: They made the original series back when it was cool to be ironic about it. I agree, now it's just stupid, but they're the only ones who could get away with it.

#8 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19331 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

The internet lingo of 'pwnage' and 'teh movie' is making me just so amazingly disinterested in this production.

If you have not seen Pure Pwnage, then I can see how that would affect you. However, you should try out the web series and see if you enjoy it, because it might not be what you expect it is. It's a mockumentary, by the way.

This news has made me want to go back and watch the previous episodes. I'm so glad that there'll be some kind of closure to the series now.

#9 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2296 posts) -

Not interested in this. Some of their videos were interesting when they came out a long time ago, but its just annoying now. Hell, Jeremy was a character in this top down 4 player shooter zombie game on XBLA, and he was EXTREMELY FUCKING ANNOYING IN IT.

That said, they will never have another "Boom, headshot!" type joke that reaches as high as recognition as its gotten.

#10 Posted by Grilledcheez (3947 posts) -

If it's similar to their old stuff it could be alright

#11 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19331 posts) -

@SomeDeliCook said:

Not interested in this. Some of their videos were interesting when they came out a long time ago, but its just annoying now. Hell, Jeremy was a character in this top down 4 player shooter zombie game on XBLA, and he was EXTREMELY FUCKING ANNOYING IN IT.

That said, they will never have another "Boom, headshot!" type joke that reaches as high as recognition as its gotten.

#12 Edited by blackbird415 (777 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: Its a special series to me too. The show more took an abrupt turn when they're friend Troy Dixon, the guy who played tbag (great character by the way) was killed in a car accident. That made them do an abrupt turn to standard television. RIP Troy.

I dont normally put money into indiegogo or kickstarter either, but ive been waiting for this movie years as they had done some small inclings towards doing a movie while they were making the web series, but they just didn't go through, but now it is so im excited.

#13 Edited by FreakAche (2953 posts) -

@JasonR86: As people have pointed out, at the time of the original web series, the name and the lingo used made a lot of sense. They were making fun of a specific type of gamer, and although that type of gamer still exists, making the humour possibly still relevant, times have changed.

Edit: Sorry, that was unnecessarily ramble-y and made no sense. You should give Pure Pwnage a go though.

#14 Posted by Tru3_Blu3 (3203 posts) -

I'd contribute if I had the money. These guys played a big role in my young-teenage-hood.

#15 Posted by EleFlameMax (386 posts) -

I'm with Tim's comment, Krates are awesome.

#16 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

I`m surprised these guys are still around. I just assumed that when their Showcase show failed they stopped. Hope this works out for them.

#17 Posted by Trav (241 posts) -

I remember really being down with PP when I was younger. I'd still watch a movie, despite the reasonable tide shift on the lingo. At the time, this stuff was amazing, It was always a sort of satire anyhow.

#18 Posted by Hunter5024 (5639 posts) -

I want a Pro at Cooking movie instead.

#19 Posted by Grimluck343 (1149 posts) -

I would love to see this get off of the ground.

#20 Posted by envane (1162 posts) -

meh this sorta looks terrible

#21 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19331 posts) -

@Hunter5024 said:

I want a Pro at Cooking movie instead.

About Dave's quest to become the best cook in the world? That'd also be awesome.

#22 Posted by BisonHero (6453 posts) -

@blackbird415 said:

@FluxWaveZ: they sort of did trying to go for television route. They had a season on showcase, but it just didnt get the appeal enough from purely a canadian audience

I still cannot fathom why they tried to do that. Pure Pwnage is probably one of the bigger video game webseries (right up there with... Red vs. Blue I guess? Man, I feel old, because I don't know any gaming webseries more current than that). But even given that, you're still a TV show that is appealing to a niche market, and not all of that segment even knows about or likes your show. There is just no way on Earth that concept had a chance on regular television. I mean, The Guild (sweet, I remembered another webseries) isn't trying to be on regular TV as far as I know, because it knows its audience limit, and is just trying to be as successful as it can as a webseries.

To make any kind of nerd TV show, you either have to be populist as fuck and make insultingly obvious nerd references (compare the number of times that The Big Bang Theory has referenced Superman, The Flash, Batman, to the number of times they have referenced, say, M.O.D.O.K.), or you make a show that is legitimately funny in its own right and sprinkles in the occasional legitimately obscure nerd reference (I think The IT Crowd is the only show to ever pull this off). Pure Pwnage did neither.

#23 Posted by ikusaba (26 posts) -

So excited!!

#24 Posted by galloughs (192 posts) -

I have no idea what any of this is about, but, man, what kind of out of touch idiot still uses the word "pwn" in any capacity?

#25 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19331 posts) -

@galloughs said:

I have no idea what any of this is about, but, man, what kind of out of touch idiot still uses the word "pwn" in any capacity?

Oh, the irony.

#26 Posted by IzzyGraze (850 posts) -

Well it's been like...a day? and they have funded over 40k of their 75k goal. I guess there is still some interest.

#27 Posted by gamefreak9 (2358 posts) -

Loved the show(except later seasons)

#28 Posted by blackbird415 (777 posts) -

@BisonHero: but its a decision they made. I think part of it was pressure, but as well their friend troy dixon dying who was a main character in the show. Thats when they stopped the web series. I think they felt they had enough canadian audience base looking at the attendance of their live premieres and it just ended up not being what they wanted. I mean the show as well was made with a broader audience in mind which in my opinion made it more close to something like a big bang show (still better) which pretty much destroyed the style from which the show was birthed. Hopefully this will make a change and probably will considering it wouldn't be under the thumb of showcase.

Comparing them to a red vs. blue is just about right. They even did a nod to rooster teeth in the show.

#29 Posted by Mageman (351 posts) -

Should have stayed dead.

#30 Posted by gosukiller (2324 posts) -

I didn't hear anything from these guys since that one dude got hit by a car(?). I have moved on and doubt they can do anything to pull me back in.

Man... Pure Pwnage used to be so important to some friends and I, we could go crazy every time they had something new. Now it does nothing for me.

#31 Posted by ikusaba (26 posts) -

They are about 4k away from their goal!! With 60 days left still. Its so awesome to see how many people haven't forgotten Pure Pwnage.

#32 Posted by huntad (1931 posts) -

@BrainSpecialist said:

@JasonR86: They made the original series back when it was cool to be ironic about it. I agree, now it's just stupid, but they're the only ones who could get away with it.

Yeah pretty much.

#33 Posted by Shaka999 (470 posts) -

OP, you sir, have made my day. I never thought I'd see the day when they got back together! I was really bummed when they went to television (even though the show was... ok), but hearing about this makes me happy.

#34 Posted by PokeIkzai (385 posts) -

I didn't care much for the television show besides the nostalgic rush it would sometimes give me. I hope this is more true to the web series.

#35 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19331 posts) -

@ikusaba said:

They are about 4k away from their goal!! With 60 days left still. Its so awesome to see how many people haven't forgotten Pure Pwnage.

Well now that their goal's been reached, I'm interested in seeing how much higher it can go in the remaining 59 days.

And I'm honestly surprised at the buzz and reactions concerning this. I never would have thought that the goal would have been reached so quickly; might have thought PP was more niche than it was. I'm glad so many others were positively affected by the series as I was.

#36 Posted by beepmachine (618 posts) -

Awesome. I actually thought the TV series was pretty great. People should really do some research instead of just ignoring it because of the word pwn.

#37 Posted by Arestice (468 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

@ikusaba said:

They are about 4k away from their goal!! With 60 days left still. Its so awesome to see how many people haven't forgotten Pure Pwnage.

Well now that their goal's been reached, I'm interested in seeing how much higher it can go in the remaining 59 days.

And I'm honestly surprised at the buzz and reactions concerning this. I never would have thought that the goal would have been reached so quickly; might have thought PP was more niche than it was. I'm glad so many others were positively affected by the series as I was.

Really? I felt it wasn't getting enough buzz

#38 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19331 posts) -

@Arestice said:

Really? I felt it wasn't getting enough buzz

Breaking $75k within 48 hours is a much better performance than I was expecting for something like Pure Pwnage. There really is more excitement about this than I would have imagined.

#39 Posted by BrainSpecialist (554 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: Yeah, holy shit. $92k now. I'm betting they have no idea what to do with all that money.

#40 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19331 posts) -

@BrainSpecialist: Yeah, they've exceeded $100k now and there's 55 days left. I still wonder how far it'll go.

#41 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@BisonHero said:

@blackbird415 said:

@FluxWaveZ: they sort of did trying to go for television route. They had a season on showcase, but it just didnt get the appeal enough from purely a canadian audience

I still cannot fathom why they tried to do that. [...]

I'm fairly certain there was an offer on the table, and if you're a web series in 2002/2003 (early oughts, regardless), having a television deal where you can get better funding, views, etc. sounds like a real good option.

#42 Posted by BisonHero (6453 posts) -

@Napalm: I guess they were right on the cusp of webseries having a certain amount of reliable revenue, but by the looks of it, their prime years in the webseries were like 2004-2007, and they didn't start working on the TV show until like 2008 (and it aired in 2010). So yeah, I can't blame them for the choice they made, but if they'd really done their research, I feel like they could've figured out in 2008 that it would be more viable to continue it as a webseries than as a TV show.

#43 Posted by csl316 (8475 posts) -

Awesome, though I can't believe this was in '04. I preferred the first couple episodes before everything got all serialized and dramatic. Still, curious to see where this goes.

#44 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19331 posts) -

They made a video thanking fans for contributing:

They've almost doubled their initial goal and there's still 18 days left. I believe their initial goal would still have been insufficient for what they're planning so they would have used money from other sources, but now this probably puts them in a pretty comfortable position to do what they need to with their movie.

#45 Posted by Solh0und (1765 posts) -

After Indie Game: the movie, I have higher expectations for Videogame documentaries

#46 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19331 posts) -

@Solh0und: But Pure Pwnage doesn't aim to be a documentary...

#47 Posted by Solh0und (1765 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ: *watches again* Yeah, good point.
#48 Posted by Kallin (24 posts) -

Awesome! It was really cool following this back when I was living in Toronto, seeing all the familiar sites in the context of a series I could totally get behind. Good luck Jeremy and crew!

#49 Posted by GrantHeaslip (1573 posts) -

@Kallin said:

Awesome! It was really cool following this back when I was living in Toronto, seeing all the familiar sites in the context of a series I could totally get behind. Good luck Jeremy and crew!

I was just about to post that. Back when I watched the original series, it was neat to be able to say "oh, I know where they are". I'm sure people who live in big, romanticized cities must think that's dumb, but nothing is ever set in Toronto, so we all freak the fuck out when something is. I remember watching Scott Pilgrim in a theatre and being disproportionately excited about them being places I'd spent a lot of time in.

#50 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

This show was 8th Grade to me.

Or one of the lower end high school grades.

Fuck that shit was so good in the day.