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Lemming_JRS
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(01-23-2008, 06:50 PM)
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http://www.doublefine.com/news.php/s...e_new_mullett/

I just finished Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, and I will tell you this: I liked it a lot. It had beautiful environments, fun platforming, and the awesome phrase, “I’ll kick you to sleep!” You should all go play it right now. It was all super next-gen, but the most next-gen thing about it to me was Drake’s shirt. Check it out: Somehow it’s tucked in, and yet not tucked in, at the very same time. Of all the technical marvels contained in Uncharted, this was the one that really mystified me.

Yes, the shirt was dirty, like he had partied in it all night, passed out, threw up on himself repeatedly in his sleep, and was then left in a ditch outside of town by his mean friends. And by the time he walked home his shirt was dry, so he just said, “The hell with it. Let’s go find some treasure.”

So, on his left side, he tucked the shirt in, to show his trim figure and stylish belt buckle. “What a handsome young man,” you might say, “If he gets that shirt washed, he may date my daughter.” But his right side is untucked, like the shirt of a wild man, a renegade, a scoundrel. “What is that guy up to? Why is his shirt untucked? Does he not give a damn about me and my rules?”

At no time during the game does Drake stop and tuck in the loose part of his shirt. Nor does he ever just say, “The hell with it!” and untuck the whole thing. It remains in a state of half dress for the length of the game, through all sorts of climbing, jumping, and scampering. Jet skiing, swimming, and almost kissing--nothing can dislodge or fully tuck Drake’s half-casual shirt. It is draped in a purgatory state, half in, half out, never completely free. It’s like an unfinished symphony.

Then I realized what a clever invention the half-tuck is. How better to show off your rock-hard abs, but still create an air of nonchalance? Much like how a mullet shows the world your business side in the front, and your party side in the back, the half-tuck tells one story on the right side, but a completely different story on the left. In encapsulates the contradiction that you are: The shy extrovert, the organized slob, the guy who likes to shop at Banana Republic but also likes to fall into the Gap when he’s feeling a little crazy. The half-tuck reassures the ladies that you’re a man who cares about personal grooming, but who, at the same time, couldn’t give a f##k. Who doesn’t like that?

Of all the treasure I found on this quest, I think this little fashion tip is the one I will cherish the most.

Ryu1999
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to have and to hold
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(01-23-2008, 06:51 PM)
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"Much like how a mullet shows the world your business side in the front, and your party side in the back"

:lol
Gattsu25
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(01-23-2008, 06:51 PM)
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Awesome write up :lol
SatelliteOfLove
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(01-23-2008, 06:52 PM)
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God bless the mind of Schafer. :lol
Tieno
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(01-23-2008, 06:52 PM)
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Never heard of the "half-tuck" :lol
jjasper
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(01-23-2008, 06:52 PM)
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:lol that is awesome
traveler
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(01-23-2008, 06:52 PM)
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:lol :lol :lol
steve
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(01-23-2008, 06:52 PM)
:lol

Extremely well written.
Fuu
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(01-23-2008, 06:52 PM)
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That's great. :lol

This reminds me Mr. Schafer got an account here by the same time I did (the Juniors flood). I don't think I've ever seen him post, though. :(
Doc Evils
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(01-23-2008, 06:53 PM)
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what the fuck?
pswii60
(01-23-2008, 06:53 PM)
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Totally agree with the guy! Most fun I had with a game in ages.
Testicular Sound Express
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(01-23-2008, 06:54 PM)

Originally Posted by Ryu1999

"Much like how a mullet shows the world your business side in the front, and your party side in the back"

:lol

:lol welcome to 2007. How was the 90s?
~Devil Trigger~
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(01-23-2008, 06:54 PM)
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Awsome Review
Core407
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(01-23-2008, 06:55 PM)
Tim Schafer is the man. :lol
Odrion
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(01-23-2008, 06:55 PM)
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So, on his left side, he tucked the shirt in, to show his trim figure and stylish belt buckle. “What a handsome young man,” you might say, “If he gets that shirt washed, he may date my daughter.” But his right side is untucked, like the shirt of a wild man, a renegade, a scoundrel. “What is that guy up to? Why is his shirt untucked? Does he not give a damn about me and my rules?”

Best part. :lol
Das-J
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(01-23-2008, 06:55 PM)
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Schafer's brilliance is pretty consistent! :lol
Threi
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(01-23-2008, 06:56 PM)
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:lol
Miniboss1232
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(01-23-2008, 06:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ryu1999

"Much like how a mullet shows the world your business side in the front, and your party side in the back"

:lol

This quote has ruined all other quotes for me.
platypotamus
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(01-23-2008, 06:58 PM)
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Tim Schafer, fashion consultant?



On a related note, I think I'm totally going to rock the half tuck now. I've always been an untucked kind of guy, but he sold me on the benefits of half tucking.
A Human Becoming
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(01-23-2008, 06:58 PM)
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:lol :lol He really needs to post here. I'd love to see more impressions from him about other games.
Tiktaalik
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(01-23-2008, 06:58 PM)
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hah nice.
SnakeXs
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(01-23-2008, 06:58 PM)
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I will buy an extra Brutal Legend for that blog post. :lol
Spirit of Jazz
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(01-23-2008, 06:59 PM)
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Damnit, tomorrow I'm going for the half-tuck myself.
urk
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(01-23-2008, 06:59 PM)
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Schafer for Class President.
Oni Jazar
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(01-23-2008, 07:00 PM)
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pic?

I don't remember Drake's shirt half untucked.
madmook
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(01-23-2008, 07:00 PM)
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I don't remember the "I'll kick you to sleep" line?
Shig
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(01-23-2008, 07:02 PM)
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Ah, the world needs more Tim Schafers.
diunxx
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(01-23-2008, 07:02 PM)
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I'm joining the half-tucked bandwagon! thank you Tim Schafer.
Dalauz
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(01-23-2008, 07:02 PM)
Tim: get Ron please! the second coming of golden pc gaming era is in your hand
SolidSnakex
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(01-23-2008, 07:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Oni Jazar

pic?

I don't remember Drake's shirt half untucked.

Core407
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(01-23-2008, 07:03 PM)

Originally Posted by Oni Jazar

pic?

I don't remember Drake's shirt half untucked.

Salmonax
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(01-23-2008, 07:03 PM)
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Tim Schafer is truly brilliant. :lol
Lemming_JRS
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(01-23-2008, 07:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Oni Jazar

pic?

I don't remember Drake's shirt half untucked.



edit: never mind, other people posted it for me.
Tieno
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(01-23-2008, 07:04 PM)
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edit: beaten.
JavaMava
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(01-23-2008, 07:04 PM)
dear god that is awesome

*goes out to buy the entire Tim Shafer game library*
Dr_Cogent
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(01-23-2008, 07:04 PM)
Love Tim's sense of humor.
Y2Kev
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(01-23-2008, 07:05 PM)
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TIM SCHAFER :bow

I shall practice the belief of Schrodinger's Tuck every day until I die.
Visualante
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(01-23-2008, 07:09 PM)
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Has Schafer on here posted yet?
electricpirate
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(01-23-2008, 07:10 PM)
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More Tim greatest hits, this came after someone won a drawing of a naked lady by tim schafer by sending in a copy of OXM with the psychonauts article.

Piece of advice: get that post-it note insured. Once Psychonauts comes out and the world recognizes it for what it is--not merely the greatest game ever made but easily the most significant document produced by mankind--and they burn the Mona Lisa and they smash Michelangelo’s David because no other work of art is worthy of sharing the same planet with something as beautiful and true as Psychonauts--and after they rip the Constitution of the United States out of it’s class case and replace it with a copy of our game--when all of that happens, you are going to be able to put your kids through college with that naked lady, my friend. Hell, you are going to be able to BUY your kids each their own college. They could have a summer college, a winter college, a college just for your dogs, and a college out by the pool that they just use to change in and out of their swimsuits.

But-- you’re never going to have kids, Martin M., if you don’t shake your addiction to porn and go find a real lady. That’s the real lesson here today.

SaitoH
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(01-23-2008, 07:11 PM)
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Hilarious.
ibu
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(01-23-2008, 07:11 PM)
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He has confirmed my purchase of this game... now if only I had my ps3 here (recently moved to london) and some money :(
Flavius
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(01-23-2008, 07:12 PM)
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There are those that only think that they themselves are knee-slappingly hilarious...

And then there's Tim Shafer.

That dude is awesome.
PistolGrip
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(01-23-2008, 07:14 PM)
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that was an awesome review. I must I admit I do the half tuck from time to time. Only works with T-shirts with me :D
fallout
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(01-23-2008, 07:15 PM)
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Everything not bolded is hilarious.
lastendconductor
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(01-23-2008, 07:22 PM)
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Hmmm... interesting...
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*untucks half of his shirt*
KTallguy
(01-23-2008, 07:23 PM)
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I never noticed his shirt :lol
eznark
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(01-23-2008, 07:41 PM)
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I thought it was just an homage to Gretzky (although, he did tuck in the right side...)
ManaByte
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(01-23-2008, 07:43 PM)
So I guess Uncharted is the new Too Human on GAF? Someone makes fun of one of the best games of 2007 and now it sucks?
SolidSnakex
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(01-23-2008, 07:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by ManaByte

So I guess Uncharted is the new Too Human on GAF? Someone makes fun of one of the best games of 2007 and now it sucks?

...

What? He's not making fun of it, he even said he really liked it.
Lemming_JRS
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(01-23-2008, 07:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by ManaByte

So I guess Uncharted is the new Too Human on GAF? Someone makes fun of one of the best games of 2007 and now it sucks?

easy man. Read the first sentence again.

I just finished Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, and I will tell you this: I liked it a lot. It had beautiful environments, fun platforming, and the awesome phrase, “I’ll kick you to sleep!” You should all go play it right now.


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