History Trivia / X

4th May '17 11:19:01 AM AreYouTyler
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* NamesTheSame: They share the band name X with an Australian PunkRock band.

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* NamesTheSame: They share the band name X with an Australian PunkRock band. A Japanese band with this name changed their name to Music/XJapan because of this confusion.
17th Jan '17 6:14:24 AM MarkLungo
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** ''Under The Big Black Sun'' had four songs dealing with Exene Cervenka's sister Mirielle's death by car accident - "Riding With Mary", "Come Back To Me", the title track, and the CovwrVersion of "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes".

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** ''Under The Big Black Sun'' had four songs dealing with Exene Cervenka's sister Mirielle's death by car accident - "Riding With Mary", "Come Back To Me", the title track, and the CovwrVersion CoverVersion of "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes".
17th Jan '17 6:12:54 AM MarkLungo
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** ''Under The Big Black Sun'' had three songs dealing with Exene Cervenka's sister Mirielle's death by car accident - "Riding With Mary", Come Back To Me" and the title track.
** ''Ain't Love Grand'', the group's 1985 album, was released in the aftermath of Doe and Cervenka's divorce, as Zoom was planning to jump ship. Generally, the album is considered their weakest effort. The band themselves disliked the album due to its slick, metal-friendly production. In the liner notes to ''Ain't Love Grand's'' CD reissue, Cervenka admits: "We shouldn't have made a record that year."

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** ''Under The Big Black Sun'' had three four songs dealing with Exene Cervenka's sister Mirielle's death by car accident - "Riding With Mary", Come "Come Back To Me" and Me", the title track.track, and the CovwrVersion of "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes".
** ''Ain't Love Grand'', the group's 1985 album, was released in the aftermath of Doe and Cervenka's divorce, as Zoom was planning to jump ship. Generally, the album is considered their weakest effort. The band themselves [[CreatorBacklash disliked the album album]] due to its slick, metal-friendly production. In the liner notes to ''Ain't Love Grand's'' CD reissue, Cervenka admits: "We shouldn't have made a record that year."
30th Nov '14 2:35:22 PM Saber15
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** ''VideoGame/XRebirth'' has been accused of this due to massive delays (it was supposed to be out Q4 2011), but Egosoft has consistently denied it.

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** ''VideoGame/XRebirth'' has been was accused of this due to massive delays (it was supposed to be out Q4 2011), but Egosoft has consistently denied it.it. It eventually came out in Q4 2013 and was critically panned, because the [[ObviousBeta delays weren't enough to make it a proper playable game]].
12th Aug '14 8:35:28 PM TekMek63
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: RealLife example for ''X3''. During the first half of the 2000s, CPU processing power (the main limitation on the game engine) was jumping upwards rapidly, and apart from graphics the ''X3'' engine had barely been updated since its original incarnation in ''X: Beyond the Frontier''. If the trend of increasing processing power within a single core had continued, we'd have no problems with more player assets slowing games. Then the industry standard changed to increasing computer speed by way of multiple cores in a single CPU, cores that were often slower individually than the single cores the ''X3'' engine worked best on. To make matters worse, the engine is 32-bit, meaning it can't take advantage of more than about 3 GB of RAM. These two factors make the restart point for an all-plots-finished ''Terran Conflict'' player not "whenever I get bored", but "whenever my installation becomes nearly unplayable".
** The latter point in time even happens occasionally ''before'' the player finishes all the plots.
** The change in industry trend has prompted Egosoft to build a new game engine from the ground up for ''X: Rebirth'', one that is multicore- and 64-bit-compatible. This also gave them an excuse to advance the timeline by a thousand years.
3rd Jul '14 10:49:43 PM ThornBrain
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* CreatorCouple: John Doe and Exene Cervenka.

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* CreatorCouple: John Doe and Exene Cervenka.Cervenka.
* NamesTheSame: They share the band name X with an Australian PunkRock band.
3rd Jul '14 10:48:06 PM ThornBrain
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* TheWikiRule: Several. [[http://www.argonopedia.org/wiki/Argonopedia Argonopedia]] deals with the series as a whole, while [[http://x3wiki.com/index.php/Main_Page X3 Wiki]] focuses on ''X3: Terran Conflict''. [[http://eng.x3tc.ru/ X3TC.RU]] is an encyclopedia and database of all game-related statistics. There's also [[http://www.x-lexikon.xibo.at/wiki/index.php/Hauptseite X-Lexikon]], but it's in German.

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* TheWikiRule: Several. [[http://www.argonopedia.org/wiki/Argonopedia Argonopedia]] deals with the series as a whole, while [[http://x3wiki.com/index.php/Main_Page X3 Wiki]] focuses on ''X3: Terran Conflict''. [[http://eng.x3tc.ru/ X3TC.RU]] is an encyclopedia and database of all game-related statistics. There's also [[http://www.x-lexikon.xibo.at/wiki/index.php/Hauptseite X-Lexikon]], but it's in German.German.

!!The [[Music/{{X}} Los Angeles band]]:
* CreatorBreakdown: X had two of them:
** ''Under The Big Black Sun'' had three songs dealing with Exene Cervenka's sister Mirielle's death by car accident - "Riding With Mary", Come Back To Me" and the title track.
** ''Ain't Love Grand'', the group's 1985 album, was released in the aftermath of Doe and Cervenka's divorce, as Zoom was planning to jump ship. Generally, the album is considered their weakest effort. The band themselves disliked the album due to its slick, metal-friendly production. In the liner notes to ''Ain't Love Grand's'' CD reissue, Cervenka admits: "We shouldn't have made a record that year."
* CreatorCouple: John Doe and Exene Cervenka.
15th Mar '14 1:29:04 PM StarSword
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!!The ''VideoGame/{{X}}'' video game series:
8th Feb '14 6:41:07 PM TekMek63
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** "Pirate Alley", also called the "Pirate Highway", is a cluster of [[SpacePirate pirate]] sectors in the northwest region of the universe map in ''X3''.[[labelnote:Specifically]]Farnham's Legend, Bala Gi's Joy, Olmancketslat's Treaty, Split Fire, Brennan's Triumph, Danna's Chance, Nopelios' Memorial, and Hatikvah's Faith[[/labelnote]] Fleets clash there all the time, and scooping up {{random drop}}s is a good source of income in the early game.

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** "Pirate Alley", also called the "Pirate Highway", is a cluster of [[SpacePirate pirate]] sectors in the northwest region of the universe map in ''X3''.[[labelnote:Specifically]]Farnham's Legend, Bala Gi's Joy, Olmancketslat's Treaty, Split Fire, Brennan's Triumph, Danna's Chance, Nopelios' Nopileos' Memorial, and Hatikvah's Faith[[/labelnote]] Fleets clash there all the time, and scooping up {{random drop}}s is a good source of income in the early game.
5th Dec '13 5:47:58 PM Saber15
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** "GOD" for the Global Decision Engine, the mysterious entity that controls the game's economy, typically smiting the tractor beam fabs and point-singularity-projector forges out of existence.
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