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Desc:On August 1, 2009 at 12:01 am Pacific Time, The Matrix Online shut down for good.
Category:Video Games, Science & Technology
Tags:the matrix, game over, The Matrix Online
Submitted:RomancingTrain
Date:08/01/09
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Riskbreaker
Wait, they released this?
Jeriko-1
And then everybody died screaming.

The End.
mouser
This is SecondLife with dildos and dicks replaced with hats and coats.
fluffy
I always meant to try this out. Now I'll never get the chance. Oh well.
Keefu
The podcast A Life Well Wasted had an interesting bit on the death of "virtual worlds" like this.
Xenocide
Fun fact: The vague-ass ending to the movie trilogy was done so the story could "continue" in this game.

WELL, HERE'S YOUR BIG FINALE, WACHKOSKI BROTHERS. WAS IT WORTH IT?

Remind me, which one of you is the one who wears dresses.
Billie_Joe_Buttfuck
her name is betty

really

SteamPoweredKleenex
So I can call her Betty,
And Betty, if you call me you can CALLL MEEE ALLLLLL!

oogaBooga
Uh. So... did they all disappear except for their clothes? Or did they turn into balls of pixels?



Hooper_X
So did they just kill everyone? Because if so, that's awesome.

I understand that some other MMO that shut down had a similar ending, where it explicitly was "the big enemy we've been fighting since the game started made a final push. We tried to hold them back but we failed and everyone died. See you later!"
Robin Kestrel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabula_Rasa_(video_game)

Chinballs
I beta tested this shit pile and gave it a go upon full release. What a waste, good riddance!
Riskbreaker
Seeing everyone dressed in the same big fancy coats has to get tedious after a while.
Big Beef Burritos Supreme
Suddenly it's 1999 and the media is, one way or another, filled with gun and trench coats.

Caminante Nocturno
I can't remember a time when The Matrix wasn't a joke for me.
Oldmacho
I remember being genuinely surprised by the first movie and thinking that for what it was it was, it wasn't bad. Then the sequel happened and it was clear that the brand was going to get dry humped into oblivion and it was all down hill. Looking back on the wreckage of this franchise, the only thing I remember fondly is one of the shorts from the Animatrix - specifically the one with the children that find an empty warehouse in the middle of their city in which the physics are broken and they can fly.

Riskbreaker
The Wachowskis went to the George Lucas school for fucking up your own franchise.

Hooper_X
The George Lucas School of Fucking Up Your Own Franchise was opened with a healthy underwriting grant from the Wachowskis.
As far as "awesome start to pathetic ending" goes, the Wachahjasnkskjis got there a lot quicker than Lucas.

Hooper_X
Oh, and one of my favorite memories from college was my Intro to Philosophy instructor, a 600-year old hunched over little man, explaining Plato's Allegory of the Cave as "a bit like that Matrix movie, except without all the helicopters and explosions and the other crap they throw in to appeal to the lowest common denominator."

spencer
They wasted an amazing opportunity by not finding a reason to make this happen in one of the movies.
Rodents of Unusual Size
I guessed the end of Matrix Revolutions was supposed to be interpreted as "and then everybody woke up and the Matrix was empty and shit". Of course that would mean a lot of explaining to do to everyone involved and there's no food left on their shithole planet so everyone would probably try and eat each other after a while...

You know what, there's your ending. You're welcome.

Big Beef Burritos Supreme
Your reality is a sophisticated illusion, the world isn't real, and all your relationships and everything you identify with is within a sophisticated simulation.

But we have liberated you, you are now free to control your own destiny, atrophied and alone on a barren planet. As you fight for survival in the crude, disease ridden conditions under the reign of despotic madmen in the emerging feudalism I am sure you will thank us for showing you what the world is really like.

mashedtater
really? thats all?


StanleyPain
Did they come up with a story excuse for this? I ask because from what I understood Matrix Online was always big on coming up with weird story excuses for virtually everything that went on, intentionally or no.
BiggerJ
I would like to know this too. I hope this isn't the spiritual sequel to Path of Neo's infamous ending.

Path of Neo: "Didn't like the third movie's deep and highly philosophical ending, eh? Okay. *cues ridiculous Mega-Smith battle*"

(hopefully not) The Matrix Online: "Want a proper ending to the Matrix storyline? How about ...this? And by 'this' I mean NO! *crunch* *crunch* *veep-voop-veep*"

infinite zest
DAmn you Hiro Protagonist!
Lum
I hope they did this without warning.
Squeamish
I like how they get sucked into their coats at the very end. As if their complete lack of style has developed consciousness, and wants to hide the evidence of such an existence so no culture can make the same fashion mistakes again.
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