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Interesting that there is still no confirmation about the Gang's actual name. --user452 21:44, November 19, 2011 (UTC)

Edit

I see that the logo for the Deckers is given as a blue version of the Syndicate star - however on several Decker's Kayak's we can see a skull type logo (similar to the logo used by SkullCandy) on the back of the spare tire - I feel that I should mention I've not seen Civilian Kayak's with said logo on them at all in Steelport - and the Syndicate star on top of the car. Which one should be considered official, the star or the skull? Ryan.brownlie1 23:03, November 28, 2011 (UTC)

This is a very good point. Matt Miller also has this skull logo on the back of his jacket, and the blue star logo on his collar. Perhaps they have two logos. – Moozipan Cheese(talk page) 21:12, November 29, 2011 (UTC)
Aren't the stars just to show the gang is part of the syndicate and the skull is the symbol for the Deckers. Sjacie 21:14, November 29, 2011 (UTC)
I would assume so, but neither the Luchadores nor the Morningstar have their own unique logos. – Moozipan Cheese(talk page) 21:42, November 29, 2011 (UTC)
I think it's something like this, the star symbol belongs to the Morning Star lead by Loren. Loren and the dewynters have made the morning star into an enterprise and took in the luchadores and deckers in and became the syndicate, so these gangs started using the stars with their own color. The deckers kept their logo and the luchadores kept their masks (which is a sort of logo in their sport). But without confirmation this is little more than an educated guess and we have to leave it like this i think. Sjacie 12:47, November 30, 2011 (UTC)

Deckers name origin Edit

The term "decker" was first used in the novel Neuromancer. I can't say for certain that the gang name isn't a reference to Shadowrun specifically, but I believe that it's worth mentioning. (unsigned: 98.203.157.194 - 00:15, January 9, 2012)


Decker is also the name of the main character in Blade Runner, and thus subsequently Philip K. Dicks "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep." It could also be a reference to that. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Deckard

wait, I just re-read that. The spelling is different. Decker/Deckard. I still think its a possibility, just... Less so now.

130.63.206.153 19:52, January 19, 2012 (UTC)

Swords Edit

The males can pull out their swords. I was playing a mission and a male decker pulled his sword out from his back.

If Harry Potter is magical, does Santa exist there???(MINECRAFT!!!!) 21:11, January 12, 2012 (UTC)

Why Deckers carry swords Edit

I'm surprised it's not in here... it's almost certainly a reference to the cyberpunk novel Snow Crash , in which the main character (Hiro Protagonist) is a talented hacker and swordfighter. Oneiros1 20:21, June 13, 2012 (UTC)

I thought it was just a reference to Nyte Blayde. The main character carries two katanas, one of which is called Nocturne, the blade which the Deckers use. Also, Matt Miller expresses his love for Nyte Blayde during the mission "http://deckers.die". – Moozipan Cheese(talk page) 21:32, June 13, 2012 (UTC)
I haven't really started the Decker missions yet, so I guess it's possible. :) Snow Crash, on the other hand, is one of the "must read" cyberpunk novels, just under the Neuromancer trilogy for significance to the genre. It certainly was the first thing I thought of when I saw them. Oneiros1 21:42, June 13, 2012 (UTC)
I would agree that Snow Crash was probably an inspiration, thanks for mentioning it. --user452 01:47, June 14, 2012 (UTC)

Twitter Edit

The twitter reference makes no sense as part of the Deckers "code" because

  • Twitter is new. Are the Deckers new, or have they been around for a while? I wouldn't expect an established group to change their "code" based on a new service, let alone have 2 references to it. If they've been around for a while, they'll have been using a service that predates twitter anyway.
  • The Deckers are professional hackers. They would more likely use a better service than twitter, or have made their own system, and so would not be restricted to 140 chars. (Personally, I've used a popular 160-character service for years, and wrote my own system which allowed for more than 160 characters - only SMS is restricted to 160, MMS isn't.)


Maybe it's not worth mentioning in the article, but since the gangs "codes" are promotional material only, are they even canon?
TLDR: The gang codes are ill-thought-out, whereas this post is over-thought. --user452 01:55, June 14, 2012 (UTC)

Ha ha, wow. It's true that they're only mentioned in promotional material though - I feel we could move it to a quote template underneath the opening text. – Moozipan Cheese(talk page) 14:11, June 16, 2012 (UTC)


Trivia section should be editedEdit

Honestly, the last four entries in the trivia section should be removed. The first two of the four are opinion, and the other two are unimportant. Check the article for further reference. TheOddyssey (talk) 08:22, August 18, 2012 (UTC)

Please do not insert new topics in the middle of other conversations.
Yes, the last four lines were added recently, and while I'm not a fan of them myself, they appear to be true.
  • The 4th last and 3rd last should probably be shortened and combined, to focus more on realism.
  • The second last line shouldn't be removed - I think it's important to note the breakdown of gang members in this way.
  • The last line may not be important, but it is certainly true. The Deckers are a unique gang in the series in that they do not have north american accents.
-452 21:38, August 18, 2012 (UTC)
The last line (Now second to last) is completely false. The Morningstar have french accents (Along with another accent, I believe), and some, but not all luchadores have hispanic accents.
The statements saying that the Deckers are a small operation working in the background may be true, but they have hints of speculation and opinion (The two things every wiki MUST avoid). If these two aren't going to be removed, when they are combined, make sure this is fixed.96.27.74.146 19:46, September 2, 2012 (UTC)
Feel free to make sure it is fixed yourself. For an anonymous user, you certainly have strong opinions, we could use more people like you, so why not create an account and help us improve the wiki? -452 20:04, September 2, 2012 (UTC)
Sorry if I got your hopes up, but it was still me. I just wasn't signed in at the moment.
TheOddyssey (talk) 21:13, September 2, 2012 (UTC)

Co-ordinates Edit

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One of the deckers computer screens contains some lat/long coordinates. I wrote down the co-ordinates, but unfortunately forgot where they came from. I have a screenshot somewhere, I'm sure I'll find it eventually.
The co-ordinates are 40 6' 46.73'' N, 88 15' 40.42'' W - 1010 W Springfield Ave, Champaign, Illinois - a house around 2km from Volition's headquarters. -452 00:09, August 24, 2012 (UTC) (edited 16:17, September 9, 2012 (UTC))


"stereotypical" english?Edit

they're 'stereotypical' just because they SOUND english? Gee whizz I bet anyone with an accent that isnt any of the annoying american ones is stereotypical huh? Can tell that a stereotypical dumb american wrote that part of the article. (unsigned: 86.181.86.29 06:20, 11 June 2013‎)

Well, 86.181.86.29, why don't you look through the page history, find out wrote added it and ask them, or did you just want to rant about it? -452 06:27, June 11, 2013 (UTC)
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