0637: "Scribblenauts"

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0637: "Scribblenauts"

Postby GuitarFreak » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:03 am UTC

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Alt text: Let me look away and type 'guy who's just jealous that I beat all his MarioKart times' and turn back, and ... yup, there you are again!

Is it a game?
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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby Eternal Density » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:04 am UTC

I didn't need to know what Scribblenauts is to find this funny :D
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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby Simon17 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:04 am UTC

What the hell?

Well, at least it didn't have any drawings of vaginae or ani.
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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby Vieto » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:04 am UTC

liked the last panel.

edit: I think they should be worried about the incoming black hole, though.
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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby GuitarFreak » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:05 am UTC

Haha. It took me a minute to get it.
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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby TheNextCaesar » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:05 am UTC

Is the alt-text not showing up for anyone else?
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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby nomulous » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:06 am UTC

Not sure if the part about the LHC and black holes in this game is true or not, but if it is, then shame on the makers of that game for inspiring fear in the general public when there already is too much. The LHC will not create a black hole, and as far as we know it is not dangerous in any conceivable way.

How about you discover the Higgs Boson when you summon it instead of destroying our precious earth, huh?

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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby glasnt » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:07 am UTC

Yellow and 'hollow'-lettering don't make for an easily read heading.

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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby XbHW_TestEngr » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:08 am UTC

Raptors - ftw

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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:10 am UTC

Let it be known that I could have been first, had I cared. \o/

My friend was just telling me about this game too. Sounds like it might be worth digging out my DS. Too bad I'm broke. D:
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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby rubber314chicken » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:11 am UTC

So exactly what is this game then? Because if it works like this I might just have to go buy a DS just to play it.
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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby aeris92 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:12 am UTC

Oh me yarm Oh i've been playing this for the past few days [yeah the rom] and they need to have xkcd in it. then i could spawn Randall and my head and he could get out of it.

seriously, though - if you have a DS you need to get the game - its fucking brilliant.

PS: i placed my order for the book!!! WHO ELSE IS EXKCDITED?!!!!111π
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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby XbHW_TestEngr » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:13 am UTC

rubber314chicken wrote:So exactly what is this game then? Because if it works like this I might just have to go buy a DS just to play it.


Gah! Wikipedia people!

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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby Comic JK » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:14 am UTC

I just found out about this game a couple of hours ago. In my head much?

The last panel reminds me very much of this previous xkcd--in a good way.
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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby punkymonkey » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:16 am UTC

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ScribblenautsOk. It sounds like something I could easily get hooked on... might have to put this on the christmas wish list (if I can stop playing Desktop Tower Defense which I found for the DS back in July).
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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby glasnt » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:22 am UTC

GAH!

It hasn't even been released in Australia yet >_<

Randall, stop bending time and make a comic where the funnies can be enjoyed regardless of timezone >_<

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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby Max2009 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:25 am UTC

I don't think it's fair to have a comic about a game that nobody could have heard about. I mean, c'mon, it was released yesterday!

Hey, Glasnt,
glasnt wrote:Yellow and 'hollow'-lettering don't make for an easily read heading.

So true.
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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby punkymonkey » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:26 am UTC

Max2009 wrote:Hey, Glasnt,
glasnt wrote:Yellow and 'hollow'-lettering don't make for an easily read heading.

So true.
Agreed. Ugh. It literally hurt my eyes and caused me to squint.
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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby joee » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:31 am UTC

glasnt! you forgot about me :( *cries*

Also, *yes* want this game so much. I heard about it from an American friend and have been hanging out for it. Except I don't have a DS :(

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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby Zelda007 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:31 am UTC

To those who don't know what this game is, look it up. The reviews keep bitching about the controls, but I've had little trouble adapting. The previews were/are much better for hyping yourself up for it.

And yes, LHC and Black Hole are in the game. No, Pretentious Asshole isn't.

Also, Cthulhu is in. (That may have just sold a few more copies here.)

Great comic btw.

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This game has been in the news since E3. It even won several Best of Show awards. And I'm talking about Overall Best of Show, not just DS. Just take the time to research it, and you will very, very likely be hooked.
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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby Maurice the Puppy Man » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:50 am UTC

Quote from the Wikipedia page for this game

The player may also chain objects together, such as chaining a piece of meat to a pole and holding it while riding on a raptor.


... Dear god, the raptors strike again...

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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby Zelda007 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:53 am UTC

That reminds me of another hilarious thing in the game.

Philosoraptor.

It's a raptor with a monocle. I laughed when I heard about it. Then I double checked to see if it was true. It appeared. I laughed even harder.

Sadly, Raptor Jesus does not seem to be present. They probably deemed it too sacrilegious.
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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby dennisw » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:53 am UTC

Maurice the Puppy Man wrote:Quote from the Wikipedia page for this game

The player may also chain objects together, such as chaining a piece of meat to a pole and holding it while riding on a raptor.


... Dear god, the raptors strike again...


For once, something that was in a Wikipedia article long before an xkcd reference!
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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby aldld » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:53 am UTC

This game seems pretty cool. I'll have to add 'buy a DS' to my list of things to do.

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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby Omegaton » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:54 am UTC

Man, I hadn't heard of this game before, so I didn't really get it... Thank you Wikipedia.

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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby TunezNZ » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:59 am UTC

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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby gralamin » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:15 am UTC

I've been spending the day playing Scribblenauts. As a cross post from another fora, I wrote a simple c program to generate random words. (Found a list of all words. Some have spelling mistakes)
EG:

gralamin@gralamin-laptop:~$ ./scribbleMe 10
LONGAN
SHELF CLOUD
STARFRONTLET
ROAD THROUGH RAILROAD
BAKING SODA
LEAD VEST
INFUSION PUMP
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gralamin@gralamin-laptop:~$ ./scribbleMe
CULVER


Warning if anyone decides to use this: I haven't bothered to do error checking that would occur if you used a parameter other then a number. So don't.

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#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <time.h>
#include <string.h>

int randInt(int, int);
void randomize(void);

int main(int argc, char *argv[]){
  FILE *myFile;
  char line [128];
  char *finalLine;
  int size = 22802; // This is the number of words in Scribblenauts
  int myValue;
  int i;
  char *argControl;
  int control = 1;

  randomize(); // set the Seed

  if (argc > 1){
     argControl = argv[1];
     control = atoi(argControl);
  }

  for (int j = 0; j < control; j++)
     {
         myFile = fopen("scribble.txt","r");
         if (myFile == NULL)
            {
               printf("Can't open input\n");
               return 0;
            }
         myValue = randInt(1, size);
         i = 0;

         while ( fgets ( line, sizeof line, myFile) != NULL && i < myValue)
            {
               i++;
            }
            finalLine = line;
            printf("%s", finalLine);
            fclose(myFile);
         }
      return 0;
}

int randInt(int min, int max)
{
   int random = 0;
   random = rand() % max + min;
   return random;
}

void randomize(void)
{
   stand((unsigned) time (NULL));
}


Word List is available here
Put both in the same directory, compile, run in command line with parameters.

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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby glasnt » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:30 am UTC

I didn't forget about you joee ;_;

I was distracted by the realisation that Scribblenauts is were the 'rooster hat' thing comes from.

I'll make it up to you :(

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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby Amnesiasoft » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:45 am UTC

nomulous wrote:Not sure if the part about the LHC and black holes in this game is true or not, but if it is, then shame on the makers of that game for inspiring fear in the general public when there already is too much. The LHC will not create a black hole, and as far as we know it is not dangerous in any conceivable way.

Yes, the LHC is there, and yes, it makes a black hole when you activate it. I see no problem with this since the game incorporates memes. All Your Base Are Belong To Us will summon a screen with CATS on it. Rick Roll will summon up generic singing dude. Keyboard Cat, Longcat, Tacgnol... It just fits with the rest of the game.

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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby Plasmapus » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:50 am UTC

I have to say I feel shocked that so few people have heard of this game. I've been anticipating it for months! Come on people, we need to get some information flow in here!

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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby Mattman » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:58 am UTC

Not sure if the part about the LHC and black holes in this game is true or not, but if it is, then shame on the makers of that game for inspiring fear in the general public when there already is too much. The LHC will not create a black hole, and as far as we know it is not dangerous in any conceivable way.

How about you discover the Higgs Boson when you summon it instead of destroying our precious earth, huh?


How do you know discovering the Higgs Boson WON'T destroy our precious Earth?

Also, I think this just sold me on the game.

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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby Max2009 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:32 am UTC

Zelda007 wrote:
Max2009 wrote:I don't think it's fair to have a comic about a game that nobody could have heard about. I mean, c'mon, it was released yesterday!

This game has been in the news since E3. It even won several Best of Show awards. And I'm talking about Overall Best of Show, not just DS. Just take the time to research it, and you will very, very likely be hooked.

I did do research, how do you think I knew what the comic was referencing?
But, after a little more research, I think I may need to buy a DS.
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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby phlip » Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:42 am UTC

Mattman wrote:How do you know discovering the Higgs Boson WON'T destroy our precious Earth?

Well how do you know that the LHC won't create a horde of rampaging antimatter wildebeest, which turns out to be the cure for cancer? Please, think of the cancer patients! Activate the LHC!

Scribblenauts has been on my to-check-out list for a while now... just a couple more weeks to the Aus release date, apparently.

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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby guyy » Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:46 am UTC

Weird, I posted in the other Scribblenauts thread just a few hours ago...I didn't even know it was out now. Not that it really matters to me and my nonexistent DS.

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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby Sceptre » Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:59 am UTC

Also, you can apparently type "Cthulhu", rohypnify him, and then ride him and lay waste to everywhere.

And it's not out in Europe for another three weeks. :(

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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby Whyareall » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:12 am UTC

joee wrote:glasnt! you forgot about me :( *cries*

Also, *yes* want this game so much. I heard about it from an American friend and have been hanging out for it. Except I don't have a DS :(

Also, trying to get people organised to do an epic xkcd order (so far doing 5 people's worth of orders). Yay xkcd book


I noticed this too. How could you, Glasnt? You and Joee greeting each other every Monday, Wednesday and Friday has been the only constant in this chaotic universe!

As Glasnt has... avoided her duty, I shall take it upon myself. Hi Joee! Do... do you want a hug?
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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby Loki » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:51 am UTC

I came to xkcd this morning expecting to see a scribblenauts comic..... I was not dissapointed.

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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby demadaha » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:07 am UTC

Whenever a website is referenced in an xkcd comic the server hosting that site often experiences trouble keeping up with the traffic. Will a reference to a video game cause game stores to have trouble keeping it in stock?
If anyone can single-handedly cause something like that to happen it would be Randall.


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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby Hulyen » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:37 am UTC

I love this game so much - my roommate and I spent a couple hours each just playing on the start screen. Of course, as soon as I saw this comic I had to go try it myself and giggle madly at the results!

At the moment, I'm most disturbed by making a dingo and a baby and watching the dingo eat the baby, and most amused at watching a chupacabra lunge hungrily at a goat.

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Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

Postby neunon » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:51 am UTC

Wow. I really expected that the LHC wouldn't be in Scribblenauts. But I just tried it. It's really there. *_*

EDIT: It also shows up if you summon "science" :3


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