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MJBurrage
post Aug 10 2008, 09:41 PM
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Just came across this one: Chinese police, Olympic security drill (from YearTopic.Com - Beijing Olympic 2008).

And it occurred to me that there must be other pictures from real life that make you think Shadowrun.
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post Aug 10 2008, 09:51 PM
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Joe Nishizawa's photos of the Tokyo Underground.
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post Aug 10 2008, 09:58 PM
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QUOTE (Wesley Street @ Aug 10 2008, 05:51 PM) *
Joe Nishizawa's photos of the Tokyo Underground.


Awesome pictures.
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post Aug 10 2008, 11:36 PM
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..I always liked this one:

AT&T Long Lines building NYC

I actually used several photos of this building as visual aids for the SSID Headquarters in Beograd in my RiS campaign. Really intimidated the players especially when they saw the street level entrance (I actually used an image of a service entrance that just screams "bunker like" security).

Here's another cool one from the Big Apple...

Westin Building (yes this is a real photo & not CG).

and two perspectives of one from Shanghai:

Jing Mao Tower - day
Jing Mao Tower - night

The night shot almost makes it look like it's from some film.
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post Aug 11 2008, 12:01 AM
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QUOTE (Wesley Street @ Aug 10 2008, 04:51 PM) *
Joe Nishizawa's photos of the Tokyo Underground.

I'd love to use those as visual aides in my games, but I have no idea what situation I'd use them in.
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post Aug 11 2008, 12:06 AM
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QUOTE (Sir_Psycho @ Aug 10 2008, 05:01 PM) *
I'd love to use those as visual aides in my games, but I have no idea what situation I'd use them in.



Iconic Prime runner?
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post Aug 11 2008, 04:59 PM
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Blade Runner = SR.
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post Aug 11 2008, 09:08 PM
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Tokyo hotspots at night (which look like Blade Runner sets):

Shinjuku
Shibuya
Central City
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post Aug 11 2008, 09:20 PM
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QUOTE (Wesley Street @ Aug 11 2008, 04:08 PM) *
Tokyo hotspots at night (which look like Blade Runner sets):

Shinjuku
Shibuya
Central City



Those links are blank for me.
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post Aug 12 2008, 12:21 AM
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Fixed, I think...

Shinjuku
Shibuya
Central City

And if that doesn't work, try copying the url into a new browser tab.
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post Aug 12 2008, 12:27 AM
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i suspect the problem are the ,'s in the urls...
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post Aug 12 2008, 01:13 AM
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It is the commas. Here are the links using TinyURL.com as a workaround:
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post Aug 12 2008, 03:55 AM
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The CCTV building in Bejing:
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post Aug 12 2008, 05:19 AM
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QUOTE (MJBurrage @ Aug 11 2008, 09:13 PM) *


still having trouble at my end in viewing any of the links.
Though then again, I did visit japan this summer and went up tokyo tower at night. That was amazing.
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post Aug 12 2008, 05:30 AM
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QUOTE (Wesley Street @ Aug 11 2008, 04:08 PM) *
Tokyo hotspots at night (which look like Blade Runner sets):

Shinjuku
Shibuya
Central City


[yoda]
Based in part on certain East Asian cities, Blade Runner's visuals were.
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post Aug 12 2008, 12:48 PM
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Thanks for the fixes, very cool. I love the CCTV building, that would be fun to make a run through.
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post Aug 12 2008, 02:47 PM
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This one does it for me...

Blackwater Mercs

Just the fact that guys like this are hired by corporations, are packing full-auto weapons, have no real governmental oversight, and doing the bidding of their corporate sponsors who are more worried about the almighty dollar than anything else is about as SR as I want to get.
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post Aug 12 2008, 02:52 PM
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Their parent corporation even sounds evil. "Blackwater! Bwa-ha-ha-ha!"

PS: Here are the actual links for the Tokyo pics. I have no idea why they were being so hinky. Just copy add http:// at the front of the URL and paste. That works. Gah! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/mad.gif)

Shinjuku - wallpapers.bpix.org/wallpapers/63/Shinjuku_at_Night,_Tokyo,_Japan.jpg
Shibuya - wallpapers.bpix.org/wallpapers/63/Shibuya,_Tokyo,_Japan.jpg
Central City - wallpapers.dpiq.net/wallpapers/63/Central_City_at_Night,_Tokyo,_Japan.jpg
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post Aug 12 2008, 03:29 PM
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These are my pics

Favela in brazil
a closer pic
sprawl utility servies
Indian slum for shadow marketplace
malasian slums
here is a nice one with large buildings
a house in the barrens
here is a nice contrast
some more roted out city pics
this would be LA
nature strikes back

i like the gritty side of shadowrun (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cyber.gif)

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post Aug 12 2008, 03:40 PM
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makes one wonder how short the distance is from riches to rags, if it comes to that...

btw, your LA picture is 404.
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post Aug 12 2008, 04:41 PM
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Blade Runner pulls a lot from Hong Kong as well. For example, the Chungking Mansion in Hong Kong (it's like a broken-down arcology):

Streetside
The Front
Courtyard
Interior Halls
The Trendy Hipster Part

Other images that make me think Shadowrun:

A gated community in Malaysia.
A Sao Paulo favela. Hello Barrens!
A restaurant in South Central Los Angeles. With a barb wire roof, naturally.
The Bronx ghetto. And again.
A Blackwater employee. Stick some tusks on him and you've got yourself a SR 1st edition ork merc!

On the sunnier side, ultra modern skyrakers also give me the Shadowrun vibe:

Dubai's financial center. And the Burj Al Arab, of course. Friends of mine are from the UAE and they say you can actually feel it swaying in the wind.
The Shanghai Financial Center.
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post Aug 12 2008, 05:22 PM
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QUOTE (Wesley Street @ Aug 12 2008, 12:41 PM) *
Blade Runner pulls a lot from Hong Kong as well. For example, the Chungking Mansion in Hong Kong (it's like a broken-down arcology):

Streetside
The Front
Courtyard
Interior Halls
The Trendy Hipster Part


Some of the links, like the courtyard and the interior halls are not working for me.
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post Aug 12 2008, 06:16 PM
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Weird. I hate people who don't use appropriate web standards in their URLs. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/mad.gif) Try a copy and paste into your browser address window:

lh4.ggpht.com/_rFcPV4nb3Ic/Rvh4WBBvKvI/AAAAAAAACLE/pwAhlX9bbQQ/hk+shenzhen+shanghai+012.jpg

lh5.ggpht.com/_8u-IrrT6jfU/SGj1TNAoW9I/AAAAAAAACa4/Rig79UfQX1I/DSCN1554.JPG
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post Aug 12 2008, 07:36 PM
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QUOTE (Wesley Street @ Aug 12 2008, 01:41 PM) *
A Sao Paulo favela. Hello Barrens!


Rocinha is in Rio de Janeiro. Try going to google maps and give a quick look trough São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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post Aug 12 2008, 07:56 PM
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QUOTE (Wesley Street @ Aug 12 2008, 06:41 PM) *
The Bronx ghetto. And again.


i have to remind myself that the first one is from bronx, new york. it looks more like some bombed out part of the balkans.

how is something like that even possible in whats supposed to be the most powerful nation on earth?!

ugh, i cant stop wonder how short the distance is to ruin if society fails...
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