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naidh
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:22 am

Citadel: First Response

A singleplayer and multiplayer virtual reality simulator additionally known by the informal names of “Citadel”, or “The Citadel”, marketed out to first responders for training, with some extensive given bias towards law enforcement. Not only do they market out to first responders, but licenses are provided to confirmed first responders and training facilities for free on request and can be purchased by private and corporate security personnel and training facilities thereof.

It was released back in 2557 and boasts a series of in-built and downloadable ‘classes’ and ‘scenarios’: in-built medical scenarios are relatively uncommon and brief, though they’re considered by proper first responders to be enough to help rather than hinder. The simulator flourishes with the law enforcement side of things in comparison, serving as walkthroughs to the likes of equipment, preparation, weapons handling, detainment and communication; as well as a fair bit more.

It also features a randomly generated ‘operations’ mode, generally considered the best way to train with the resources given in what someone might’ve learned from the simulator’s ‘classes’ compared to ‘scenarios’ despite being heavily built for law enforcement officers compared to emergency medical technicians. It’s variable enough to keep someone on their toes; and features a procedurally generated map and hazards within said map (with options and settings for operator control) – including but not limited to injured civilians, hostages, and suspects therein.

A free extension of the simulator known as Citadel: Combined Arms released in 2560 includes additional medical scenarios and classes, as well as new law enforcement scenarios and new features for the ‘operations’ mode. Interestingly enough, deactivated "gamey" scenarios for countering boarders or unique suspects of several varieties were dug up in the extension’s code and revealed as excessively easy to reactivate through the simulator's operator menu, although Vox, drones; and pirates are the only varieties currently in the simulator that are confirmed to work.
Pretty much a poke at a mix of America's Army / SWAT 4.

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Your Neighbor Dave
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Thu May 10, 2018 4:28 pm

A Pilgrimage to Red Island
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"Perhaps the most infamous of Karan Singh's works, A Pilgrimage to Red Island is a seinen anime set on Mars about a thousand years after a plague wiped out most of Sol civilization, having regressed into a loosely-defined equivalent of the European Middle Ages when the events of the anime begin, with the main protagonist - a sellsword named Fulk - going on a journey across Mars to find self-enlightenment and escape his inner demons while cutting through the horrifying fauna and ensuring the survival of both himself and his squabbling companions. Infamous for its ultraviolent action scenes with frequent gore and grotesque assailants, the work has received some calls to have it banned, though it is still well-received for its gripping drama and top-quality animation."
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Meant to be the Polaris universe's equivalent of BESERK with influences from Junji Ito's works such as Gyo or Uzumaki.

elgeonmb
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Thu May 10, 2018 9:49 pm

Your Neighbor Dave wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 4:28 pm
A Pilgrimage to Red Island
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"Perhaps the most infamous of Karan Singh's works, A Pilgrimage to Red Island is a seinen anime set on Mars about a thousand years after a plague wiped out most of Sol civilization, having regressed into a loosely-defined equivalent of the European Middle Ages when the events of the anime begin, with the main protagonist - a sellsword named Fulk - going on a journey across Mars to find self-enlightenment and escape his inner demons while cutting through the horrifying fauna and ensuring the survival of both himself and his squabbling companions. Infamous for its ultraviolent action scenes with frequent gore and grotesque assailants, the work has received some calls to have it banned, though it is still well-received for its gripping drama and top-quality animation."
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Meant to be the Polaris universe's equivalent of BESERK with influences from Junji Ito's works such as Gyo or Uzumaki.
https://wiki.ss13polaris.com/index.php? ... Red_Island

atermonera
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Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:10 am

(Classic/Modern Classic) Literature
Nispman saga, by Bartholomew Graves, ca 2430-2465 wrote: An 11-volume series of historical fiction about the struggles of a very early colony on Nisp that was largely self-reliant, set from roughly 2250 to 2280. The character cast comes and goes as the story jumps between the main settlement and expeditions to neighbors. Written by Nispan native Bartholomew Graves, the stories are lauded for the extensive cast of rough-and-tumble characters, the dramatic upheaval caused by natural disaster and the events that occurred across Solar space at the time. Graves' work is widely credited with a resurgence in the Frontier genre reminiscent of the Wild West genre set in the mid-late 19th century Earth.
Basically a rimworld game.
Last Contact, by Wei'chiang Chou, ca 2526 wrote: Pseudo-memoirs of fictional marine Genko Chaikin, who was stationed on Abel's Rest at the start of the First Contact War. Although most of Chaikin's squad survived the initial assaults, over the first year of the occupation they die off one by one in particularly gruesome, but ultimately trivial means as they carry out guerilla warfare against the occupying Unathi forces. The book ends with the death of Chaikin, followed by a summary from late June of some of Solgov's deliberations over their planned response to the invasion. The author, Wei'chiang Chou, was a soldier stationed on Abel's Rest at the beginning of the war, but was captured and later freed. Their work stands as both a monument to pacifism and a harsh criticism of Solgov's very slow initial response to the Unathi invasion.
Spacefuture All Quiet on the Western Front
Eutopian Nights collection, by Griffin Ackerman, ca 2490-2530 wrote: A series of spy/intrigue novels set in Eutopia at the end of the 25th century. The series is acclaimed for its colorful cast of characters, the sleazy smoke-filled backrooms they work in, and the absurdity of their antics as they compete for wealth, power, and fame. With each book, someone rises to the top, and another (or two, or several), are cast into bottomless pits of debt. Although some criticize it for grossly exaggerating some parts of Eutopian life, many who aren't so familiar with its intricacies are enraptured by the dreams of unbridled wealth the books display.
Spy novels minus politics and governmental limitations, what could go wrong?

There were a couple more, but then they were lost to the aether. I'll try and remember what exactly I wrote for them later.

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MagmaRam
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Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:32 am

Video games:

Mining Brigade
A multiplayer first-person-shooter set during the Relani revolution. Known for its detailed building mechanics and physics and asymmetrical gameplay, in which the defending team has far less firepower but has access to a map of the station and is given time to set up traps and fortify key positions. Known within Relan and Taron for having a cartoonish portrayal of the conflict and hilariously bad accents in every single voice line, but became popular in those regions despite (and also because) of this.

Engineering Brigade
A mod for Mining Brigade with the stated goal of “being so realistic that it’s unplayable without an actual engineering degree”. Generally agreed to have succeeded at its goal.

Films:

Washed Up, Washed Out
A surreal neo-new-wave-noir detective film set in an alternate history without spaceflight in a 22nd century BosWash metropolis that has grown to be a single massive building holding over 800 million people. Stars Bianca Everset as Detective Miriam Elevial, a member of the Northeast Constabulary who investigates a clearly-supernatural murder without once acknowledging the obviously-supernatural nature of the case. Highly critically acclaimed, though many who watch it find it completely impenetrable. Has spawned several spinoff novels that either redeem the film by making sense of it or ruin the film by making sense of it.

Cain’s Unrest
A film series set during a thinly-veiled barely-fictionalized version of the First Contact War, known for being extremely successful, having meticulously choreographed action sequences with almost entirely practical effects, and for being fairly racist. Stars Flint Rosensteel as Captain Powers, who continually finds himself pitted in increasingly-desprerate battles against Unathi occupiers. The fourth and fifth films are set after the war, with Captain Powers going rogue to continue to fight the Unathi and jeopardizing the planet’s uneasy peace, and can be charitably read as a critique of warhawks and uncharitably read as exploitative and racist cash-grabs.f

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