Author Topic: Project: Prove the Past  (Read 761 times)

mw

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Project: Prove the Past
« on: May 02, 2018, 11:32:56 pm »
One of the things that tends to get on my nerves about the Perfect Dark rankings is the amount of high scoring, relevant times that are unproven. Whether it be poor proof standards of the old days, videos lost to the sands of time, or just ancient players not having the technology required to prove their runs, PD is rife with times without videos. Now, of course, I won't be removing any times that are already on the ranks, but for a sense of historical accuracy I wanted to see if I could find any old videos that aren't currently on the rankings. I took a look through NGamer's collection of PD videos, and I managed to find quite a few, many of which are quite relevant and probably haven't been viewed for years! I uploaded these videos to the Elite Youtube channel, and updated the times on the rankings so they can be viewed in their full glory. Here's a list of what I managed to spot!

Carathorn
Chicago Special Agent 0:28 (76 points)
Chicago Perfect Agent 0:31 (63 points)
Rescue Special Agent 2:24 (62 points)

Chuya Takizawa
Air Force One Agent 0:54 (86 points) (Muted - originally contained a Japanese song I was unable to identify)
Infiltration Perfect Agent 1:46 (90 points) (Muted - originally contained "Tik Tok" by Ke$ha)

Jimmy Bauer
Defection Agent 0:06 (86 points)

Mg
Defection Agent 0:06 (86 points)

Perfect Ace
(These are all PAL Version WRs/Untieds)
Air Force One Perfect Agent 1:28
Infiltration Agent 1:14
Infiltration Perfect Agent 1:47
Investigation Perfect Agent 2:37
Pellagic II Agent 0:49
Rescue Agent 1:27
Rescue Special Agent 2:20
Rescue Perfect Agent 2:48
Villa Special Agent 1:17

Taka
Deep Sea Special Agent 4:06 (NTSC Version Untied) (Muted - Originally contained "Thriller" by Michael Jackson)

These make the rankings look a bit more respectable, I'd say. So I'd like to ask the community to try and chip in. See if you have any old, missing videos saved anywhere, or if you can find directories hidden on a dark corner of the internet that houses runs that were assumed lost by most. Maybe you could even do this for GE as well; have look through NGamer's GE collection and see if there's anything on there that is not reflected on the rankings.
« Last Edit: May 05, 2018, 12:54:15 am by mw »
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Re: Project: Prove the Past
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 12:45:52 am »
You're a force to be reckoned with and it's refreshing to have even more motivating staff to make the push for a better rankings.  :pimp:
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Re: Project: Prove the Past
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 05:35:09 am »
That's awesome and you got some important runs too!

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Re: Project: Prove the Past
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2018, 08:40:49 am »
You just ruined kapap 4, the return of chuya

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Re: Project: Prove the Past
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2018, 07:44:58 pm »
Wow I used to be so good at this game

Thanks for reminding :nesquik:

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Re: Project: Prove the Past
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2018, 09:39:03 pm »
FWIW, Karl's WAR! 25 seems to be blocked due to copyright.

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Re: Project: Prove the Past
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2018, 12:40:34 am »
FWIW, Karl's WAR! 25 seems to be blocked due to copyright.

Thanks for letting me know! This has now been fixed. If you notice anything else like this in the future, be sure to let me know!

I also intend to replace as many twitch links on the rankings as possible with youtube videos.
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Re: Project: Prove the Past
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2018, 03:24:28 pm »
Alka recently found a couple of videos that went down, perhaps from the same uploader. I have restored:

JugadorJ3
Infiltration SA 1:31 (91 points) (Muted - originally contained "Tangerine" by Led Zeppelin)

Sim Threat
G5 SA 0:45 (Not a current PR) (Muted - originally contained "Jackie" by B.Z.)

Be on the lookout for more, and if you see something, say something!
« Last Edit: November 05, 2018, 04:05:03 pm by mw »
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