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It is the year 2005, in the land known as Los Angeles. Today was a very special day for the people known as "gamers". The brand-new console, Nitin Dozwich, was set to release today.

As the "gamers" and "reporters" took their seats in the auditorium for the grand unveiling, millions were turning on their television sets to watch.

The mic boomed.

The Dozwich is the result of 12 years of development. 12 years of non-stop work, researching and utilizing the latest technology possible. Yet, the team feels we are 12 years into the future. Many believe we wasted 12 years, but we are actually 12 years ahead.

Everyone clapped.

Now, for the live demonstration!

The projector turned on. The room was silent. There was no Nitin Dozwich. Rather, there was a peculiar error message.

Error message

The presenter started to speak.

Thank you! Thank you! Soon, time will not stop anyone!

Everyone was shocked. What is this "error", and why is the presenter so happy?

More importantly, What does this mean?


Text Version

The Nitin Dozwich games
0303 [3,6,2,{_????},6,2,3,4]
0616 [{_???}]
0511 [{????????_}]
1221 [3,3,5,2,{???????_???}]
0404 [4,4,{_?????????}]
0829 [{??_??}+7,7,6]
0922 [3,4,7,5,5,{?_??}]

[ALL_SPELL] [?ISANY] [SPACE ODDITY]
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  • $\begingroup$ There is one "clue" that is not part of the puzzle, but rather a sneak peek of sorts. P̵͘҉̧͝r̵̛҉͞ę̶̕̕p̶̀͢͠a͠ŕ͞͏̀e͞͏̶̛҉ ̨̡́͜f́̕͡͡ơ̵͝͝r̴̀͝҉ ͝a̡҉̨ ̨͏̡҉w̛͠͠o̶̷̕͡r҉̴l̷d̴̢́͢͢ ͝҉̛m͏̶̧͜a̷̶̧d̸̨̕é͝ ҉̕͟͞f̛͞͡r̵̨͘͘͡é̢́͡ę̷̨̧.̷̷ $\endgroup$ – Zimonze Aug 16 '18 at 2:48
  • $\begingroup$ Prepare for a world made tree? $\endgroup$ – Duck Aug 16 '18 at 3:07
  • $\begingroup$ Prepare for a world made free I believe. $\endgroup$ – J0hn Aug 16 '18 at 19:47
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I have figured out many of the clues but can't put them together. Here is what I have found so far.

The first thing I noticed is that Nitin Dozwich is basically Nintendo Switch, which was released in 2017 or 12 years after 2005.

Next I saw the italicized letters. Combining them we get "robert lurks".

Now to the error message. It starts out saying The nintendo switch games and the first one I thought of was "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild". I noticed the word lengths matched the numbers in the first line and 0303 matches the release date (March 3rd). From this we see (with hints in the greyed out buttons) that z is the indicated letter. So, here are the rest of the games that fit (note that the north american release date is used):

The Legend of (Z)elda Breath of the Wild
(A)rms
Minecraf(t)
Max The Curse of Brother(h)ood
Lego City (U)ndercover
Ma(r)io + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
The Lego Ninjago Movie Video G(a)me

The indicated letters spell out Zathura as in the movie Zathura: A Space Adventure released in 2005.

Here is where I am stuck. I'm not sure how all the clues come together. It definitely involves Zathura somehow. I'm not sure if the David Bowie song Space Oddity is relavant and I have no clue what the Robert Lurks clue relates to.

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  • $\begingroup$ Wow, so quick! The answer is supposed to be Zathura, following the general theme of movies as answers in my puzzles. R͏̵́͟͜ó̸̵b̧̛ę͟͜͝ŗ̷̷͝t̡̡͘͢͟ ̷͞w̛i̡̛ĺ̨̛͜ĺ̕ ̷̧͟b̶͝ŕi͘͢n̴͘͢͟͞g̨̀͠ ̸̵̀ş̸̀͘͝a̶l̵̶͟͟͡v̷̛̛͢͞a̸̢̧͠t̢͝i̶̛̛͘͢ò̴̀͟͠n̛.҉̕͝͠ $\endgroup$ – Zimonze Aug 16 '18 at 21:01
  • $\begingroup$ Ok, I guess I was missing the context of your other questions $\endgroup$ – Bennett Bernardoni Aug 16 '18 at 21:20

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