Missing VCRs *spoilers*

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#1 Posted by Aelric (436 posts) -

So, I'm guessing that everyone noticed it's a house full of bootleg tapes, but every tv is missing the VCR. Poitedly so, since the A/V cables are still in the spots you would expect them to be. I actually thought that this would come up, and maybe it did when the dad got the letter to step up his hifi reviews of stop. My best guess is that he cut ties to the magazine and sent them back all his review units, but there isn't any confirmation of this that I found. Maybe he threw them all away in a fit of rage, as the portrait of his dad missing the face might suggest too. Or maybe the devs through that with all the tapes lying around, it would be to tough to design video playback and too obvious an absence in such a highly interactive world where you have other tapes you can play. Any thoughts? Did anyone else this this was oddly suspicious absence?

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#2 Posted by SparkleMotion (125 posts) -

Who cares about the VCRs? The real mystery is why there isn't there a single mirror in the house.

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#3 Posted by Gaff (2618 posts) -

@aelric: I think... Sam apologises at the start for all the missing stuff. The consensus seems to be that she took the valuables to pay for her new life with Lonnie.

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#4 Posted by Chaser324 (8080 posts) -

@gaff: As far as in game plot justification goes, I agree. However from a practical development perspective, the dev had a tweet where he said the reason they took out the "SNES" that was in Sam's room in the trailers was because they didn't have time to make it functional. The lack of VCRs could be for similar reasons.

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#5 Posted by Unequivocable (240 posts) -

Who cares about the VCRs? The real mystery is why there isn't there a single mirror in the house.

Yeah I see why they didn't put mirrors in so they didn't have to model the player character, but it kind of creeped me out to be in so many bathrooms without mirrors.

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#6 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (5568 posts) -

@gaff: As far as in game plot justification goes, I agree. However from a practical development perspective, the dev had a tweet where he said the reason they took out the "SNES" that was in Sam's room in the trailers was because they didn't have time to make it functional. The lack of VCRs could be for similar reasons.

I assumed the SNES belonged to the guy friend Sam had. I remembered seeing on the corkboard there was a sticky that said the friend wanted his games back.

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#7 Posted by Raethen (187 posts) -

@i_stay_puft: Sam had just borrowed Street Fighter to get better at it, so she could play it at the convenience store, giving her a reason to talk to Lonnie.

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#8 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (5568 posts) -

@raethen said:

@i_stay_puft: Sam had just borrowed Street Fighter to get better at it, so she could play it at the convenience store, giving her a reason to talk to Lonnie.

Ah makes sense... I miss convenience stores with arcades in them.

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#9 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2951 posts) -

I had assumed that it was Sam that took all the VCR's and anything of real worth in order to help fund her new life with Lonnie. Isn't the parents room also ransacked? (Open drawers everywhere) I thought the same in there as well.

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#10 Edited by Raethen (187 posts) -

@oscar__explosion: Yeah, that seems to be the consensus given the note where Sam apologizes for all of the missing stuff, and the ending.

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#11 Posted by Aelric (436 posts) -

I guess that's it, then, she grabbed them to pawn them off. I would think she would take the TVs too, but maybe her car is small.

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#12 Posted by BeachThunder (14577 posts) -

@aelric said:

I guess that's it, then, she grabbed them to pawn them off. I would think she would take the TVs too, but maybe her car is small.

I would think she would take the Good Ol' Christmas Duck. I mean, that thing is worth $5.99!

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#13 Edited by Fearbeard (877 posts) -

I had forgotten about them by the end of the game, but my first thought after seeing this topic was that Sam might have pawned them to get some money. It seems the most logical choice.

It seems unlikely she would pawn the TV's as well considering how bulky they would be (remember these are the days of big fat heavy CRT televisions.)

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#14 Posted by Hunter5024 (6702 posts) -

Man... Sam is an idiot.

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#15 Edited by Derios (435 posts) -

Yeah wtf Sam, how will I watch the X-files now

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#16 Posted by Gregalor (896 posts) -

Most 17 year olds ARE idiots.

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