Talk:Deus Ex

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It's a computer game. The game only has in-engine cinematics, which contain subtitles that can be lifted from the game data files or just transcribed. The quotes here are from various forum boards where others have posted memorable quotes, and from my own memorable gameplay experience.

Um goi jie guo?[edit]

Does anyone know what "Um goi jie guo" means? A monk in Hong Kong says it but I do not know what it means, even by a translator. Anyone here able to know that?

--Um goi jie guo is Cantonese for something like "Thank you for what you have done."

--Actually it means excuse me. 84.203.181.35 13:40, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

--It means "Step aside, please".

--According to my Hong Kee friend its an amalgamation of Mandarin and Cantonese. It means Excuse me.

Which Joe?[edit]

This quote: "If black helicopters were really being used for 'covert' operations, then those responsible are doing a poor job of it."

Is attributed to "Joseph Manderly, Midnight Sun Newspaper." Joseph Manderly is the boss of UNATCO, and the quote sounds like a criticism of UNATCO. Is it possible this quote is really from Joe Green, the reporter for the Midnight Sun? (added by User:Pentadact)

  • No, it's not a criticism of UNATCO: "If we really were using black helicopters for covert operations, you wouldn't even know it." --24.60.139.201 20:05, 20 July 2005 (UTC)
  • Plus, Joe needs to be seen saying these kinds of things in order to look anti-UNATCO. It's his role. So yeah, it fits with what Joe Greene would say. --143.238.239.176 10:41, 31 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Note the if. He's implying that any organization capable of using such advanced technology would not be caught, therefore, the claims are false.

"Maybe you should try getting a job."[edit]

Where is this from?

From somewhere in HK and from Paris Club, both times JC talks with a poor woman who offers him something to sell. // 91.122.14.244 14:06, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Long quotes[edit]

Do we really need these long quotes? Especially at the beggining, someone quoted the whole conversation with the barkeeper, including prices for the drinks. Surely just quoting one or two lines would be enough? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 91.122.14.244 (talkcontribs) 14:06, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

You're right; we don't need such long quotes. Terse is pretty much always better, and long quotes are bait for copyright violation complaints. Wikiquote's purpose is not to record large portions of dialog, but rather brief, succinct, memorable ("pithy") quotes. Feel free to do some trimming. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 14:23, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
Yes, I think we do. For those who have not played the game, or remember precisely where the quotes came from, single lines of quotes can be without context and meaning. Please refrain from any trimming until consensus has been reached. 210.176.70.2 07:55, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

In Morpheus/Daedalus/Icarus section[edit]

The last two quotes (The ones seen on the public terminals) should be attributed to Daedalus, not Icarus. It's Daedalus warning the player that he is being tracked by Icarus. --82.2.152.145 18:54, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

747 Conversation[edit]

Does anybody have the 747 conversation (if you kill Navarre before she can say anything) and if you do, can you add it to the Philosophical Debates section?