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tlr online
05-10-04, 16:41
MTV: Music Television today announced the release of "Stand and Choose," a non-partisan, animated music video created in cooperation with 12 major computer and video game publishers and featuring more than 50 video game characters encouraging young people to vote in the upcoming Presidential election. The music video will premiere on MTV's TRL and mtvU (MTV's college network), as part of MTV's larger "Choose or Lose: 20 Million LOUD" campaign, on Wednesday, October 6th. The video will also go into rotation on MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV.com, Spike TV, and The N, as well as MTV's video on demand on Comcast and wireless platforms. "Choose or Lose: 20 Million LOUD" aims to get 20 million young people aged 18-30 to vote this November.
From October 6th through 11th, VG Unity can be seen online exclusively at the PRElection on the Choose or Lose section of mtv.com. The PRElection, a national online election for young people to learn about and choose between Senator Kerry and President Bush, helps participants register to vote in the real presidential election through a specially-developed dual registration system.

VG Unity represents a unique effort among some of the industry's major game publishers to encourage political engagement. "Stand and Choose" was written and produced by acclaimed producer Ross Robinson who has worked with such artists as Limp Bizkit, Korn, and most recently The Cure. The music video was produced and directed by Tony Shiff, who also produces "Video Mods" for MTV2. "Stand and Choose" features some of the most popular video game characters, including the stars of The Sims, BloodRayne, Mortal Kombat, SSX3, Leisure Suit Larry, Sonic Heroes, SpongeBob SquarePants, Outlaw Golf 2, Crash Bandicoot, Tomb Raider, UnrealŪ Tournament 2004, DRIV3R(TM), Splinter Cell, Tony Hawk's Underground 2, Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy, and many more.

"The 'Stand and Choose' video is a unique piece of our ongoing 'Choose or Lose' campaign," said Ian Rowe, VP of Strategic Partnerships & Public Affairs at MTV. "Video games are a great way to connect with our audience, and we're happy to have the cooperation of major video game publishers in raising awareness of the importance of voting and getting involved."

"Video games and MTV are both enormously popular with young adults of both genders, so using video game characters to encourage voting among this age group is a natural fit," said Douglas Lowenstein, president of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the trade association representing U.S. publishers of computer and video games. "'Stand and Choose' is a creative, non-partisan way to reach the generation that has grown up both wanting their MTV and playing computer and video games."

Bruno Bonnell, Chairman and CEO of Atari, Inc., who inspired the concept of this project by suggesting to MTV that the companies join forces for a public affairs initiative, commented, "We are excited to be a part of such an amazing music video. As an industry, we have a special relationship with young adults. VG Unity combines our reach with that of MTV, creating a unique opportunity to motivate the young adult audience to take action."

Originally launched in 1992, "Choose or Lose" is MTV's comprehensive pro-social campaign to inform young adults about the political process, voice their most urgent political concerns, compel leading Presidential candidates to address those concerns, and mobilize massive numbers of young adults aged 18-30 to register and vote. In 2004, MTV's "Choose or Lose" on-air and off-air programming will include regular news segments, issue-based specials, candidate interviews, primary and convention coverage and grass-roots events, and will culminate with an election night wrap-up. 20 Million LOUD! is a national campaign of hundreds of organizations, including MTV, that aims to mobilize more than 20 million young adults age 18 to 30 to vote and be a deciding factor in the 2004 presidential election. Throughout the year, 20 Million LOUD! partners will conduct a series of high-profile, high-impact events on television, online and in communities across the country.

LARAMANIAC
05-10-04, 16:46
Sounds like a very interesting initiative to me. Guess time will tell if it works or not - lol. I saw the BloodyRayne rendition of the Evanescence song, I loved it!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

bumb1ebee
05-10-04, 16:49
:rolleyes:

I'm sure these publisher people are more concerned about exposing their games and characters than getting kids to vote.

LARAMANIAC
05-10-04, 16:51
Yeah thats also true bumb1ebee, but if it works for the vote and the publishers - thats good business!!! :D

Soma Holiday
05-10-04, 17:12
Yes, I'm sure Lara Croft has lots of concerns and agreeing aspects with the American Presidential Campaign, especially being that she lives in Europe and is British

:rolleyes:

They'll probably have her on some Brittney Spears Video or something, especially if it is gonna be on TRL, that is all they ever play. It should be on VideoMods like tha Bloodrayne video was.

LCAJfan214
06-10-04, 02:21
Has anyone seen it? When is it gonna play? I'm obviously talking about the Lara Croft video. I read the article but it confused me... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif

tlr online
06-10-04, 02:27
The music video will be available to download on www.tombraiderchronicles.com (http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com) shortly.

Soma Holiday
06-10-04, 22:00
OMG!! That was the most horrible thing I have ever seen!

She was in is like a split second, she was blurry, and she sings like aretha franklin.

HAHA! :D

LadyCroft214
06-10-04, 22:03
Yes I just saw it too. It was kinda corny but I'm also glad they put her in there. I mean, she is like the goddess of videogames anyways.

Soma Holiday
06-10-04, 22:11
I didn't know most of the characters. The ones like Lara, Bloodrayne, the guy from true crimes, and the mortal kombat characters were really well known, and the sonic, spongebob, and luisure suit larry characters.

But other than that.

New-Raider
06-10-04, 23:13
I can't see it in the zip.
I just downloaded the upgrade, and I'll see it soon.
FilZip 3.02

tlr online
06-10-04, 23:19
Uploading "Stand and Choose" music video as I type. Music video will be available in a moment or two. I'm connecting via GPRS so please be patient. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

LARAMANIAC
07-10-04, 00:14
I've downloaded the file, but when I try to extract from the zip it is coming up with a message saying something about a corrupt archive, am I doing something wrong?? :(

tlr online
07-10-04, 00:16
Evening Laramaniac. Still uploading.... broadband is down so I'm connecting via my mobile phone. Bear with me.

LARAMANIAC
07-10-04, 00:59
Good evening tlr online! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Oooooops!!! Sorry!!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/silent.gif Just anxious to see! *waits.................with deepest apologies! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

[ 07. October 2004, 02:00: Message edited by: LARAMANIAC ]

tlr online
07-10-04, 01:06
No problem. Lara's cameo is only brief... but it's a nice production.

Nearly there.

Joseph
07-10-04, 01:07
Sorry tlr, bad file, (couldn't be extracted): Error notified by WinRAR:laracroft_mtvmusicvideo.zip: Either multipart or corrupt ZIP archive *EDIT: SORRY, i'll wait. ;) :D

[ 07. October 2004, 02:09: Message edited by: joseph ]

tlr online
07-10-04, 01:09
Damn. OK. re-uploading... This is going to take a while. My poor mobile phone :(

Melonie Tomb Raider
07-10-04, 01:26
would some one please send me a link for the Evanescence video with Rayne in it? Thanks. Oh, and by the way, I haven't seen teh one with Lara yet, what video is she in? WHat i mean, is what song played by what group? I think a good video for her to be in would be some heavy rock. But they probably didn't though.

New-Raider
07-10-04, 01:43
Originally posted by Melonie Tomb Raider:
would some one please send me a link for the Evanescence video with Rayne in it?I PMed you a site with a link.

New-Raider
07-10-04, 01:50
Hey tlr, they should team up with Playboy. :D
The October issue of Playboy features a bunch of videogame girls in the nude.

This coincides with an article about the future of mature games, promoting their own Playboy: The Mansion which will come out in November.

[ 07. October 2004, 03:17: Message edited by: New-Raider ]

tlr online
07-10-04, 01:51
I heard about Rayne being the first computer generated female to appear in Playboy. Crazy stuff... kinda scarey.

New-Raider
07-10-04, 01:52
Hey tlr, they should team up with Playboy. :D
The October issue of Playboy features a bunch of videogame girls in the nude.

This coincides with an artical about the future of mature games, promoting their own Playboy: The Mansion which will come out in November.

tlr online
07-10-04, 01:55
I heard about Rayne being the first computer generated female to appear in Playboy. Crazy stuff... kinda scarey.

De ju vou?

New-Raider
07-10-04, 02:05
Originally posted by tlr online:
I heard about Rayne being the first computer generated female to appear in Playboy. Crazy stuff... kinda scarey.I always thought it was Lara Croft in 1998 (with "Naked" singer Rhona Mitra).

andromeda_eats
07-10-04, 02:10
Originally posted by tlr online:
Damn. OK. re-uploading... This is going to take a while. My poor mobile phone :( What phone do you have? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif Morning.

New-Raider
07-10-04, 02:16
By the way, I just found out what I suspected all along is true.
That's all Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology, has the ability to spy on you with IP tracking and keystroke logging.

[ 07. October 2004, 03:20: Message edited by: New-Raider ]

Joseph
07-10-04, 02:34
Originally posted by New-Raider:
By the way, I just found out what I suspected all along is true.
That's all Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology, has the ability to spy on you with IP tracking and keystroke logging.Please New-Raider, tell us more about it: where is your source and how did you find out? :confused:

New-Raider
07-10-04, 02:37
02:57 18MB
So far nothing.
"Connection Error: No available queues. Try again later."
I hope this is worth it.

[ 07. October 2004, 04:56: Message edited by: New-Raider ]

Soma Holiday
07-10-04, 03:08
Hey Mel, it is some song I have never heard before, called G-unity or something. It was a mixed of different voices and the lyrics were all about voting, so its no doubt not a real song.

I hope they make a real one like the bloodrayne video was.

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

tlr online
07-10-04, 03:23
Originally posted by andromeda_eats:
What phone do you have? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif Morning.Nokia 6600. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

New-Raider
07-10-04, 03:55
02:57 18MB
How long will it take?

tlr online
07-10-04, 03:58
New-Raider. As I've already mentioned, I'm connecting via my mobile phone. I'll let you know when it's done.

tlr online
07-10-04, 19:17
Sorry, forgot to mention this last night.

A super-duper HQ swanking version of the music video is available to download right this second from our Tomb Raider MULTiPLEX.

http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com/theatre/tr_commercials.html

Enjoy! 52MB

New-Raider
07-10-04, 20:11
My gosh, it's close to 11 minutes!

I thought it was funny in your list of videogame characters, you didn't talk about that naked chick in the background with black bars on her "genitals".

I'm petty sure it was Lucy from Whacked who in the middle of the game, busts out of her shirt, and you see her topless with a black bar across her chest.
This bar did nothing but make us curious, because as one hacker found out, there was really no reason for it to be there.

LARAMANIAC
07-10-04, 20:36
Downloading as we speak! ;) Thank you tlr online, must have taken a lot of work!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-5.gif

TombRaiderfreaky
08-10-04, 10:50
I didn't like the voice they used on Lara. But it was nice to see her.

MsCroft
08-10-04, 15:39
Originally posted by Soma Holiday:

She was in is like a split second, she was blurry, and she sings like aretha franklin.

Aretha Frankling is one of the most famous Diva's in the United States. So is that a complement? Haha.
I'm still downloading it now so I haven't seen it yet. You would think that they would give Lara a little more time because she's so infamous with the gaming industry.
Aww, it says I don't have the right Codex to play it. I get no picture just sound. Does anyone know how to fix that?

Soma Holiday
08-10-04, 15:58
Not to be racist, but Lara isn't black so the voices didn't match up. It was wierd seeing a voice like that coming out of her mouth. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

[ 09. October 2004, 03:33: Message edited by: Soma Holiday ]

New-Raider
08-10-04, 15:58
Originally posted by MsCroft:
Aww, it says I don't have the right Codex to play it. I get no picture just sound. Does anyone know how to fix that?Download XviD (http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/codecs_and_filters/xvid.cfm) to decode the DivX codec.

[ 08. October 2004, 18:25: Message edited by: New-Raider ]

laracroft8290
08-10-04, 19:15
Originally posted by New-Raider:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by MsCroft:
Aww, it says I don't have the right Codex to play it. I get no picture just sound. Does anyone know how to fix that?Download XviD (http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/codecs_and_filters/xvid.cfm) to decode the DivX codec.</font>[/QUOTE]You actually need the latest Divx codec to play this video available here (http://www.divx.com/divx/download/).

Xvid is a different codec that is similar to Divx but they are not the same thing.

Suzan
08-10-04, 19:54
OMG :eek: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/bash.gif I just gotta see it! I missed it on MTV TRL but cant the video appear again on MTV? Oh my Oh my Oh my.....

New-Raider
09-10-04, 03:20
Originally posted by laracroft8290:
You actually need the latest Divx codec to play this video available here (http://www.divx.com/divx/download/).

Xvid is a different codec that is similar to Divx but they are not the same thing.Are you sure about that?
When you install XviD you are given a choice of the basic XviD codec (which makes the rest of the suite useless), or decode 4 other codecs, one of which is DivX 5.0.
I do not have the DivX codec, but I saw the DivX/AVI.

I understand DivX 5.2 Final is out, and is much better than 5.0, but there are not enough applications for it.

[ 09. October 2004, 04:21: Message edited by: New-Raider ]

laracroft8290
09-10-04, 03:22
Originally posted by New-Raider:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by laracroft8290:
You actually need the latest Divx codec to play this video available here (http://www.divx.com/divx/download/).

Xvid is a different codec that is similar to Divx but they are not the same thing.Are you sure about that?
When you install XviD you are given a choice of the basic XviD codec (which makes the rest of the suite useless), or decode 4 other codecs, one of which is DivX 5.0.
I do not have the DivX codec, but I saw the DivX/AVI.

I understand DivX 5.2 Final is out, and is much better than 5.0, but there are not enough applications for it.</font>[/QUOTE]Divx is the original and usually the best in terms of quality. Xvid was developed afterwards because its compression is somewhat better. For best results I'd use the codec with which it was encoded.

[ 09. October 2004, 04:23: Message edited by: laracroft8290 ]

New-Raider
09-10-04, 03:24
By the way, it's XviD, which is DviX backwards, sort of.

laracroft8290
09-10-04, 03:29
Originally posted by New-Raider:
By the way, it's XviD, which is DviX backwards, sort of.I know

MsCroft
09-10-04, 23:10
Thanks for the information on the codex problems guys!

I downloaded Xvid and I can see it perfectly.

Lara looks nifty! I'm happy they included her. ^_^

[ 10. October 2004, 00:20: Message edited by: MsCroft ]