History Headscratchers / MirrorsEdge

26th Jul '15 6:16:47 PM nombretomado
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** ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' hadn't come out when ''MirrorsEdge'' was in development.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' hadn't come out when ''MirrorsEdge'' ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge'' was in development.
21st Jun '15 6:10:43 PM jormis29
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*** Sequel has been announced.

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*** [[VideoGame/MirrorsEdgeCatalyst Sequel has been announced.announced]].



** A sequel is actually in production but if it'll be longer and more expansive than the original and/or feature side quests is currently open.

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** [[VideoGame/MirrorsEdgeCatalyst A sequel sequel]] is actually in production but if it'll be longer and more expansive than the original and/or feature side quests is currently open.
8th May '15 8:43:29 PM nombretomado
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********* Even if you go by Faith being a terrorist the setting is more NelsonMandela than GeorgeWBush's America. Her parents were gunned down in front of her ''before'' the dystopia was built.

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********* Even if you go by Faith being a terrorist the setting is more NelsonMandela than GeorgeWBush's UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush's America. Her parents were gunned down in front of her ''before'' the dystopia was built.
4th Feb '15 11:35:10 AM InertialMass
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** It seemed to me to be just the city, as evidenced by them hanging their hopes so much on Pope winning mayor at the beginning.
23rd Dec '14 5:44:56 PM ThunderDash
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*** Doesn't the game only take place over, like, two or three days at the most? Other than the jump between early morning to mid-afternoon around Chapter 5 (IIRC), the times at the beginning of each Chapter seem to indicate things are happening in quick succession.
31st Dec '13 1:33:32 AM tsstevens
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********* I invoke GodwinsLaw. I win.
********* Even if you go by Faith being a terrorist the setting is more NelsonMandela than GeorgeWBush's America. Her parents were gunned down in front of her ''before'' the dystopia was built.
17th Sep '13 9:52:45 AM sirbacon
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** The reason they chose Kate as the fall girl is because she's CPF, not because she knows too much. Killing Pope wasn't the ''entire'' point of this whole thing, they also needed CPF to look either corrupt or inept so that PK could wrest power away from them and have absolute control over the city.
25th Jul '13 12:47:25 PM kyuubidriven
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**The implication of the lieutenant of Police being the only person helping Faith out is enough to show that the CPF are suspicious, but they can't exactly do much about it as Pope's murder by Kate is enough to cast doubt on the CPF. And any affiliation with the Runners who are pretty much broadcasted as being worse than Hitler could make it worse for them. It was a lose-lose situation for them.
24th Jul '13 7:14:09 AM yappydog
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* According to the [=iOS=] prequel, Callaghan was trying to smear the regular police (which as mentioned above, you never actually fight) in an attempt to replace them with [=PK=]. Had this worked, the city would be controlled by a private security company whose loyalty is not to the people or the law but to the mayor's office. Then a Blue is supposedly caught murdering Pope (without a motive), and [=PK=] steals the case from the regular Blues. With all this, why aren't more Blues helping Faith out? You don't have to be an ace investigator to smell something fishy here.
13th Jun '13 2:16:14 AM PessimistByNature
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\n** Perhaps in the world of Mirror's Edge, the government is known to use quantum computing to break asymmetric cryptography. While asymmetric cryptography allows two parties to communicate securely without a key known to both parties, breaking many forms of it rely on solving math problems that are impractical for normal computers but trivialized by quantum computers. If the other forms are compromised by quantum algorithms, the only secure communication method would be symmetric cryptography. In that case, the runners would be ferrying keys across the city, not the actual messages themselves. While the characteristic bag might seem a bit large, they may be carrying enough keys for months. This would explain why they can talk freely over the radio: they can just get the day's crypto key from their handler. It also explains why judging by their surprise in the first chapter, the police don't normally try too hard to catch runners: they're not actually carrying messages, just keys, so there's nothing to intercept. And if strict time limits for delivery are enforced (giving them a reason to be fast) the chances of tampering decrease, especially as the runner can verify the transaction in person with both parties.

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