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Ready Player One's Scorpitron?

Posted: April 3rd, 2018, 6:18 pm
by Lucius
Ok, inXile posted this on FB, apparently Ready Player One has a mechanical scorpion in it, that looks identical to the scorpitron we all know and love. I'm really surprised there isn't a post here on this already.

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The scorpion itself could either be a reference to the Scorpitron from the game Wasteland, the scorpion from the game Centipede, one of the Zoids toys by Tomy, or the guard scorpion from Final Fantasy VII. -Per some website I found dissecting the trailer. I can imagine there are other things it could be referencing as well. I am suuuuper curious if it is in fact a reference to Wasteland. I do not recall a scorpion, or a WL reference in the book. There are Centipede references but that scorpion design, I wouldn't have though "Centipede" when seeing it. Though maybe I don't know enough about Centipede to think armed mechanical scorpion from the 8 pixels that would have indicated the scorpion enemies in Centipede.

Brian Fargo, you are the one who can get me the answer to this! Use your connections and sate my curiosity!

Re: Ready Player One's Scorpitron?

Posted: September 15th, 2018, 9:15 am
by BrianG
I think its an easter egg like you mention for hard core fans who are just like you and me.

Re: Ready Player One's Scorpitron?

Posted: September 15th, 2018, 12:42 pm
by Gizmo
... Well I'd like to say that they copied mineā€”but mine was done straight from the WL2 concept art, shortly after it was released. :mrgreen:

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Re: Ready Player One's Scorpitron?

Posted: March 17th, 2019, 5:24 pm
by Highwayman667
This might actually get me to watch this movie. Emphasis on "might".

Re: Ready Player One's Scorpitron?

Posted: March 17th, 2019, 6:02 pm
by Gizmo
It's the same deal as with Roger Rabbit; negotiating for toons, only this time it's for all manner of iconic IP cameos.

Re: Ready Player One's Scorpitron?

Posted: March 17th, 2019, 9:11 pm
by Highwayman667
Seems rather incredible though that anyone in Spielberg's crew would notice the Wasteland series. Are we sure there are no gigantic robot scorpions elsewhere ?

Re: Ready Player One's Scorpitron?

Posted: March 17th, 2019, 11:10 pm
by Gizmo
There is also Scorponok; the G1 transformer; also seen in the second Transformers movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ginOii7N6HI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8kg5GAx2Ps


Also the scorpions in the 2010 Clash of the Titans remake.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoYRkvu_OoU