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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Leonard Nimoy on: Today at 10:32:27 PM


Astronaut Terry Virts tweeted this image this morning.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: Today at 04:01:21 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 27, 2015, 10:51:56 PM

Did my biannual check of Facebook. Old coworker will no longer watch the show because of the gay character. Since I have lived in WA for the last year, I forgot there were still people out there like that. Kind of embarrassed for him, but his friends agreed, so I didn't even bother repling. (Background we almost came to blows over gay marriage 5 years ago. He's about as redneck as you can get, but really nice guy otherwise.)

That's sad. 

I wondered if this might be an issue for some.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the Hell Color is This Dress? on: February 27, 2015, 09:25:50 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 27, 2015, 08:27:51 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 27, 2015, 07:57:18 PM

The argument isn't over the exact pixel color values of the image, it's about the color of the dress in reality.

As I have said twice, the real dress is blue. Its been mentioned in articles. The dress is on even sold on Amazon.

You must be exhausted, saying it so many times.

The argument is not at all over what the color of the dress is in reality.

The discussion is over what our perceptions are of the dress in that picture.

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 27, 2015, 06:22:55 PM

The problem with this is without another picture it's just a pointless argument.  It needs real resolution to be satisfying to me.

It's not at all pointless. It is mind-bogglingly fascinating.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Arcade (yes, Arcade)] Star Wars Battle Pod on: February 27, 2015, 05:44:20 PM
For me, the best part is that I'm going in the middle of the week in the middle of the day.  It should be dead in there.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the Hell Color is This Dress? on: February 27, 2015, 05:39:42 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 27, 2015, 04:58:11 PM

You white/gold people really see no blue hues at all in the white parts?  Not a bit of a periwinkle kind of blue?

I can see a shadow which I can understand some might mistake for a bluish tint.  But the gold is gold. I don't get how someone could see that as black.

If you said to me, "I see this dress as tan with a very light blue," I would tilt my head and say, "Oh, I guess I can see how you would see that," but the idea that this is a clear blue and black dress just baffles my mind.

This is like the old philosophical question: "Is what I see as green the same thing as what you see as green" come to life.

The reason the world is exploding over this is because it's challenging a hard and fast perception issue.

So far, I find it fascinating, but I can see how this could escalate to anger easily.

By the way, we are at a firm 50/50 on voting!  Crazy.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Leonard Nimoy on: February 27, 2015, 05:32:13 PM
I saw he went into the hospital for something serious recently, so I was worried.

My pointy ears are drooped in sadness.
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Llama drama on: February 27, 2015, 04:38:11 PM
Ha!  I just came in to post about it.

Anyway, a poll is up about the dress.
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What the Hell Color is This Dress? on: February 27, 2015, 04:37:04 PM


Bear with me on this.

Maybe you've already heard about this, since the internets seem to be losing their collective minds over it, but people cannot honestly agree on the color of this dress.

It's not a thing where someone calls a color mauve and another says its eggplant.  This is literally black and white.  Well, really black/blue and gold/white.

No joke, some people see this dress as gold and white while others are seeing it as black and blue.  It doesn't seem to be an optical illusion, as people are looking at the exact same picture (though maybe it has to do with monitor brightness or something?).  It is so clear to the person viewing it, that they think they're being tricked or lied to about it.  

It can start fights, apparently, so lets be careful.

So, what colors are you seeing in this dress?




EDIT: BTW, I'm really fascinated by this, so please answer honestly.  Don't pick "other" unless you really can't see it as one of the other two combinations.

Also, please note the real question being asked here is: "What colors are you seeing in this dress" not what color the dress may really be.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Arcade (yes, Arcade)] Star Wars Battle Pod on: February 27, 2015, 04:29:12 PM
D&B confirms that they have one.  I think I may head over there this week.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman: Arkham Knight is rated M on: February 26, 2015, 09:13:39 PM

Quote from: JayDee on February 26, 2015, 07:39:21 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 26, 2015, 04:26:01 PM

Quote from: JayDee on February 26, 2015, 04:17:00 PM

Video game ratings are irrelevant to me. I couldn't even tell you what half of the games on my shelf are rated. If the gameplay is good and the story is decent I don't care how "mature" or how potty-mouthed the characters are.

You understand not everyone is the same age as you, right?

I do, but the question posed in the OP was "Do ratings matter to YOU". With an example about how KD will skip PG-13 horror movies because they aren't horror enough. So in that context, nope doesn't matter to me. My kids are too young to play video games.

Fair enough.  It just seemed the conversation had moved beyond the OP.

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 26, 2015, 07:39:52 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on February 26, 2015, 05:29:02 PM

My in-laws let the then-7yo play Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed.  And there were no qualms about letting the 4yo watch. 

Yeah, I mean that's their decision.  A lot of people are not comfortable with kids that age playing M-rated games or seeing R-rated movies.  Developing brains and influence and societal norms and all of that.

It's a tough and personal call.  I've got no problem with my 12 year old playing Halo, though only local MP.  No way would I let her venture into the t-bag filled halls of racism and homophobia that is online.  But really, graphically, it's more pew-pew than hyper violent.

OTOH, Call of Duty would never fly. 

Titanfall is the other one she's interested in playing.  As recently as even six months ago, I would have thought the human squishing would be too much for her.  Thinking about it now, she might be okay with it.  Crazy how quickly they can change.

I remember a neighbor kid (who loved talking to me about video games) wanted to know if I thought he could play the first COD: MW.  He was a little disappointed when I said I didn't think it was a good idea.  He was not even 10, though.  Online is one thing, but that was the one with that airport level, and I really have a hard time imagining a kid being ready for that.  I don't think a kid should be ready for that.  Of course, his parents went out and bought him the next one.  It was the WWII one with Keifer Sutherland.  The one where you had to use the flamethrower in the tunnels.  That was also pretty rough.  Knowing the kid, I wouldn't have given it to him, but it really is the parents' call, and you have to respect that.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Arcade (yes, Arcade)] Star Wars Battle Pod on: February 26, 2015, 09:03:04 PM
There's a D&B about 40 minutes away from me.  I'm trying to confirm with them over the phone, and I keep getting bumped back to the main menu.

Much as I want to do this, the idea of an hour and a half round trip without knowing if it's even there is a little overwhelming.


EDIT:  ...and they just hung up on me before I got anywhere near a human.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Arcade (yes, Arcade)] Star Wars Battle Pod on: February 26, 2015, 04:29:00 PM
Star Wars Battle Pod

This looks awesome!

Sure, it's over in the blink of an eye, but I would not care at all.  My 10 year old self would in a state of pure euphoria the entire time.

Now to find one near me...
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman: Arkham Knight is rated M on: February 26, 2015, 04:26:01 PM

Quote from: JayDee on February 26, 2015, 04:17:00 PM

Video game ratings are irrelevant to me. I couldn't even tell you what half of the games on my shelf are rated. If the gameplay is good and the story is decent I don't care how "mature" or how potty-mouthed the characters are.

You understand not everyone is the same age as you, right?
14  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 26, 2015, 12:27:45 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 26, 2015, 12:43:01 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 26, 2015, 12:33:52 AM

Quote from: Lee on February 25, 2015, 11:21:59 PM

Isn't it multiplayer only? (Sorry won't read a TA article Roll Eyes)

Their recent article on their distaste for applesauce was terrible writing, I take it?

No, I think they are a hype machine that don't do thorough reviews. Big games get 5 stars and glowing reviews all too often. Plus, listened to their podcast a couple of times, and I really cannot stand Eli Hodapp.

Can't beat Pocket Tactics in my opinion, but they are very narrow in their coverage.

I'm just razzing you.

Pocket Gamer and 148 Apps are my two most trusted sites for apps.
15  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 26, 2015, 12:33:52 AM

Quote from: Lee on February 25, 2015, 11:21:59 PM

Isn't it multiplayer only? (Sorry won't read a TA article Roll Eyes)

Their recent article on their distaste for applesauce was terrible writing, I take it?
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (TV-ABC) Marvel's Agent Carter on: February 25, 2015, 10:23:32 PM
I haven't finished this yet, but I was always under the impression that it was planned from the start as a multi-episode one-shot.

I mean, I'm sure if it had lit the world on fire, Agent Carter would be back in some form regardless, but it seemed created as a mini-series.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 25, 2015, 07:35:11 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 25, 2015, 05:01:43 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 25, 2015, 01:25:21 PM

Just pointing out that Tyrese made #7 on this list of Walking Dead Important Character Deaths ahead of both Shane and Merle.

I don't think E! counts as revelant media source. Tongue

I was hoping you wouldn't pay too much attention to that part.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, PS3, Vita] Helldivers (Starship Troopers with friendly fire) on: February 25, 2015, 07:30:02 PM
Not sure if this was mentioned yet (I didn't see it in the comments up to this point), but rumor is this is going to be the free PS+ game for March.

The timing makes sense, plus there has been no discussion of price, which is pretty weird for a game right around the corner.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Interrogation or helpful? (GameStop) on: February 25, 2015, 07:28:13 PM
The last time I bought a TV, I needed to get rid of the clunky, old-gen HDTV I had (a massive unit). I wound up dealing with the Best Buy manager.  He was hard selling me on the store warranty (telling me I could basically get a new TV before it expired).  Of course I wasn't interested.  However, the official policy of the store was that they'd only cart away the old TV when delivering a new one.  I had company coming in and couldn't wait for their estimated delivery of "some time next week" so I offered him a deal.

I agreed to buy the extended warranty if he would send a truck out to pick up the old TV.  I know they get awards for selling these warranties (which is why they're so anxious to sell them), but he wouldn't do it.  By this point, it was some kind of ego thing.  He needed to be in control.  I even pulled the move where I started walking out after telling him I'd go somewhere else, but he didn't bite.  Really, he was being kind of a dick at the end.  I was offering a win-win situation, and he was being a stickler for no apparent reason, other than needing to win instead of the customer.

I've worked retail.  Many is the time you say, "This job would be great if it wasn't for the customers."  I get that mentality.  I wasn't being difficult at all, though.  I was even being helpful, and he wanted to be the overlord of the television appliance section of his domain.

So I went over his head.  I called customer service.  In the end, not only did he have to send a truck to pick up my TV, but I didn't have to get the warranty, and I got a pretty sizeable discount on top of it all. 

The guy glared at me from afar any other time I came in.  A short time later, though, he seemed to disappear from the store!
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Xbox One/PC] Roundabout on: February 25, 2015, 01:27:22 PM
Yeah, the price is just a tad high for what it is.  I think it would be a sleeper hit at even $9.99.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 25, 2015, 01:25:21 PM
Just pointing out that Tyrese made #7 on this list of Walking Dead Important Character Deaths ahead of both Shane and Merle.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Xbox One/PC] Roundabout on: February 25, 2015, 05:36:44 AM
This game is hilarious.

Each mission starts and ends with FMV.  I realize as I write this that we no longer live in a world where that's a thing, so I have to spell it out: Full Motion Video.  Gloriously retro Full Motion Video.  It's filled with characters who seem to be played by friends of the developers.  And so far they've all been great.  

The driver is equally cool, mostly because she doesn't talk.  She turns around to glare at passengers, though.  In keeping with the style, they seem to just use the same clip with different backgrounds outside.  As the game has progressed, though, they've given her some other reactions, which are fun.  
One odd bit, that I'd love to hear the backstory on, is that everything in the game seems geared toward choosing either a male or female driver, but so far there has only been the female.  But her name is Georgio Manos, and they never refer to her by gender.  Did they write it that way, planning to give players the choice?  Did they even shoot a male character, but decide to stick with the female instead?  Is the male driver unlocked later?  Or is it yet another example of trying to emulate the style of shoddily put together FMV.  I'm curious, but it works either way.

Of course, those clips surrounding a terrible game wouldn't help it much, but the gameplay is also pretty good.  It's similar to Kuru Kuru Kururin, where you had to spin a stick around obstacles.  But now you're spinning a limousine.  It's also a little like Crazy Taxi in format in that you pick up a passenger and spin them to their destination and get a report card at the end and the whole thing is a bit twisted.  There's also a tiny bit of open world to the game as well, as you can spin around freely between missions, searching for hidden cash stacks or buying property or getting a different upgrade for your limo.

These upgrades are powers that you can use during gameplay, and they seem to be kind of important, but easy to forget to use (also, some report card goals ask you to avoid using them).  You start with Slowdown, which makes getting through some tight spots a lot easier.  Others get unlocked after achieving various goals (like running over a massive amount of pedestrians).  It gives you a satisfying set of things to shoot for (there could be a few more of them, though).

The spinning itself takes just a little bit of getting used to, but after a short time, it's surprising how easy it feels to weave in between buildings or parked cars.  Inevitably, you feel like you should be in a hurry, and that's when you get caught between two trees and explode, but usually you get reset just a short distance away, so it's really only an issue if you're going for one of the license goals.

There are some problems.  The report cards can't be accessed until the end of the mission, so there's no knowing if you've completed a goal or even what the goals are.  You have to push the right bumper to see it, too, and if a bit of dialogue is playing, it's easy to miss the window where you're allowed to view it.  Then the only way is to redo the mission or drive all the way back to the mission start space and click the bumper there.  Frustratingly obtuse.

It's also not the most gorgeous of games, but it works for the most part, though occasionally your view can be blocked by a bit of architecture, which can lead to unpredictable crashes.

The whole thing comes off as rough around the edges, but that's also part of its charm.  And the game is charming.  And weird.  And fun.

It's not going to be for everyone, of course.  There is a demo on Steam, if you want to give it a go.  I recommend trying it, at least.  It's crazy and funny and entertaining.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 24, 2015, 04:36:24 PM

Quote from: Scraper on February 24, 2015, 03:25:51 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on February 24, 2015, 02:46:11 PM

Quote from: TiLT on February 24, 2015, 02:21:41 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on February 24, 2015, 02:01:49 PM

[sigh] OK, time to confess that I apparently SUCK at killing Lycans - as in the first damn one at the end of Chapter 1. What's the "trick" here? OK, great, I can dodge when the red X shows up but so what - how in the hell do I kill it? Can't seem to shoot it, the R1 secondary weapon on the rifle doesn't seem to phase it and any time we grapple, my mad button mashing still ends up with me dead.  mad

So what works?

Just shoot them a few times, then run up to them and do the context-sensitive killing blow. You should get a tutorial message about this the first time you have to do it. It's not hard at all, honestly.

I wouldn't think so, which is why I was getting pissed off about being 'stuck'. I've yet to see any tutorial message about a 'killing blow', I'll see if I can get it to trigger tonight.

After you shoot them enough times they will go down and not move and then the button will appear allowing you to finish it off. If you don't finish it fast enough it will get back up and try to kill you again.

I remember having a hard time during that first encounter, too.  It really is about pouring more bullets into them than seems necessary to bring them down, then the killing blow others mention.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Interrogation or helpful? (GameStop) on: February 24, 2015, 04:33:58 PM

Quote from: farley2k on February 24, 2015, 02:27:49 PM

As annoying as they are I know it is more like the last gasps of a dying person.  Desperate to cling to life they will try anything.  They just don't serve a purpose in the current retail world. 

However I remember how cool they used to be so I just feel bad for them.

I don't know about that.  I mean, they are definitely dying (I read a report recently that said they may be gone as early as this year), but stores near me were doing the preorder shuffle when they were clearly top of the heap.

It's been a corporate mandate to force that stuff down customer throats for at least a decade.  It's just that some stores fly more under the radar and choose not to be so rigid with following the mandate.
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 24, 2015, 01:03:47 PM
Well, again, Lee, I don't agree with you.  I don't think the writing on this episode was bad at all.  The applesauce scene was there for two reasons.  1. To emphasize how Rick couldn't trust anymore (which was the theme of the episode) and to sneak in some Aaron characterization.  That was the first indication that he was gay. 

Looking at some other points:


Quote from: Lee on February 23, 2015, 08:13:17 AM


Half the charcters just disappeared during the barn scene.

Rick spread them out, purposefully.  He made a point of it.  But, as we learned, there wasn't anyone else out there, and so nothing happened to those characters.  So there was no dramatic point to follow them.  The episode was about what was happening in the barn.

Quote from: Lee on February 23, 2015, 08:13:17 AM



We searched the car, but missed the stack of license plates he is going to hang on his wall (why are they in his car when he has a house?) and the listening radar thing.

They didn't miss them.  Rick wasn't there when they searched the car.  Glen was on lookout while they did.  There just wasn't anything to report.  He had license plates.  So what?  The listening device they could have mentioned, but as Aaron said, he'd already told them he was watching them.  He knew everyone's names.  It shouldn't have been a surprise.  As for why the plates were in the car, where do you think he was when he found those plates?  They've clearly been out searching for people for a while now.  Rick's group was the first viable one they'd come across.  Seems like those plates are all from the search.

Quote from: Lee on February 23, 2015, 08:13:17 AM

Of course the windsheild wipers don't work.

I have no response for this.  That was dumb.

Quote from: Lee on February 23, 2015, 08:13:17 AM

Abraham is driving and doesn't even notice DC is right in front of him.
Have you ever been driving for a long period?  Especially a giant vehicle?  Especially on roads that have proven to have surprise zombie herds on them?  I think we can forgive him for not staring off in the distance.

Quote from: Lee on February 23, 2015, 08:13:17 AM

A battery dies while you are driving, killing the RV?
By this point in the zombpocalypse, these batteries have got to be in a sorry state.  Batteries can absolutely die while driving (although the alternator may have been the issue instead, from what I understand).  I'm not sure why this is an issue. 

Quote from: Lee on February 23, 2015, 08:13:17 AM

And why did everyone all of sudden become so trusting? They have been burnt so many times, but this guy is nice, and cute, so it is different this time. The guy has been hiding so much, and none of them have been skeptical besides Rick.

Quote from: Lee on February 23, 2015, 07:13:44 PM

Quote from: rittchard on February 23, 2015, 06:53:59 PM

But sometimes to move the plot forward the writers end up leaving some details on the cutting floor.  It's almost inevitable with this large of an ensemble cast.
Which I can understand, but I think instead of doing a whole show devoted to a minor character dying, they could have used at least half of that time to develop this plot line more. Last night's show really needed to be fleshed out a bit more, it was so abrupt it came across as very unbelievable. I mean Michonne and Daryl are the most skeptical of the bunch, and they just ignored Daryl while Michonne acts completely out of character by becoming so trusting. What happened that would sway her like that? And they didn't see anything to make them believe this place is going to be some sort of utopia, in fact the guy is acting so odd there is no reason to trust him, but they all seem to believe it, hook, line, and sinker.

The previous 2 episodes are what happened to make them trusting.  Those two episodes were developing this plot more all along. The one-two punch of the not-at-all minor character dying and the starvation/dehydration/storm/horde really brought them low.  They are in a desperate state.  It's not just that they're tired or hungry either.  They are also aware that this is not going to change for them.  We saw Michonne cling for the straw of Washington, DC.  She explained then how much they (and she) needed that.  And they hadn't even been through the storm yet.

And then Aaron shows up, and he is clean.  And kind.  And he has food and water.

They even set this up (a little heavy handedly) in the ending of the previous episode.  This is how otherwise rational people fall into cults.  They were at their lowest point, but a little at rest post-storm (staring at the sunset that reminds them why they need to keep going), when not only does a savior show up, but he even says he has "good news" - he might have been holding a bible.

It's not that they believe him so much as they want to have something to believe.

But the actor playing Aaron is also totally likeable and believable.  He had me not so much at the Friday night dance troupe thing, but more when the joke bombed.  Perfect reaction.  But, yeah, I want to believe him, too, which makes their going work.

26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: February 24, 2015, 12:24:03 PM
Yes!  Danger 5.

I wanted to come and pimp it again when it hit Netflix, but I was worried I'd be beating a dead horse.
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Evolve (from Turtle Rock) on: February 23, 2015, 08:21:11 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 23, 2015, 06:41:15 PM

Infographic from the devs on game stats

I'm really surprised the Goliath is the most chosen monster for players over level 20

I haven't played in a while, but I think the problem is you need to play the Goliath a shit-ton to unlock the next beast.  By the time you get there, though, you're so comfortable playing the Goliath that going to something new will be a really rude awakening.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A good, basic FPS? on: February 23, 2015, 01:25:26 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on February 23, 2015, 01:20:22 PM

I enjoyed/enjoying Shadow Warrior, though it has melee as well.



I was going to mention Shadow Warrior, too.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/24) on: February 23, 2015, 12:25:46 PM
Pneuma: Breath of Life looks like a modern day Myst.  That could be a good thing, but it might be more of a do-we-need-this thing.

For me, maybe Starwhal.

I did like the first RE: Revelations a lot, but on 3DS.  Not sure about this new one.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 21, 2015, 04:23:08 PM
TiLT summed it up pretty well, but I would add one thing (which also comes courtesy of Ubisoft).  Collectibles.  Wandering through the first bit of the game, there's a lot of walking, but not a lot to do.  There's a lot to marvel at, graphically, but they have you pick some things up that mostly serve no purpose at all.  There was a newspaper that had some Whitechapel backstory (2 years too early, but then Galahad is coming in several hundred years late, so whatever), but there was also a flask that just seemed randomly placed on a barrell, and it just didn't seem to have a point.

I'm not saying they should have all kinds of hidden doodads (that wouldn't serve this game at all), but I like to explore a little when I'm wandering around in those game segments, and now it seems like there's going to be no reason to do so.

So more than the action "problem" (which, as TiLT says, isn't a problem), this I actually do think could have been tweaked a bit.  But I'm not super far in, maybe that part will improve.

Apart from that, though, I'm pretty sure this'll be a hit with me.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Interrogation or helpful? (GameStop) on: February 21, 2015, 04:11:57 PM
The spiel is definitely a reason I avoid GS if possible.

It's a corporate mandate, and I usually feel sorry for the dude having to give it.  Sometimes you get the gung ho employee (who sounds like what KD experienced), and those dudes I just want to strangle.

The phone spiel is almost as bad.  No joke, I had to call GS recently and the guy who answered the phone rattled off a 45 second spiel at top speed.  Seriously, this was at least 5 long sentences, and I didn't understand most of it.  He got to the end, and I just said, "Wow.  Really?"  And the guy just sighed.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 19, 2015, 08:49:07 PM

Quote from: TiLT on February 19, 2015, 04:57:18 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 19, 2015, 03:52:09 PM

Quote from: TiLT on February 19, 2015, 03:13:55 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on February 19, 2015, 03:11:34 PM

I've seen a 95 and a 20.  Not sure I've ever seen that range before.  I wonder if the scores are tainted by the gamer geek length news?

There's no way for us to know. We learn nothing from those two scores without reading the review, and even then the scores might not make sense.

It's almost like TiLT has some personal vendetta against review scores...

Well, what do you learn from those two scores in isolation? If your answer is "that the game is divisive", you're on the wrong track.

Not much, which is why it's great that there are sites that compile so many reviews in a single place that lets me look them all over.
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New ĎAliení Movie Confirmed with Director Neill Blomkamp on: February 19, 2015, 03:59:48 PM
I'm more than cautiously optimistic about this.  I'm goddamned excited as hell.

The concept art was stuff that he did for himself, but he showed it to Fox, then we didn't hear anything for a while.

In a recent interview, someone brought it up and he made it clear that the ball was entirely in his court.  To get it made, he just had to call Fox and say, "Let's do it" because they were already totally on board.  As TiLT said, they had nothing to lose with this franchise and everything to gain.  And they knew it.  And to be in that position and have an up and coming director give them such a lovely package, they must have been drooling (I hope this starts a trend).

Consequently, I think Blomkamp is going to be completely in the drivers seat on this.  I think the suits will let him do whatever the hell he wants.  Ridley is another story, but I think he took enough of a beating on Prometheus that he'll let this one succeed or fail on its own.

But the possibilities of this have me giddy.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 19, 2015, 03:52:09 PM

Quote from: TiLT on February 19, 2015, 03:13:55 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on February 19, 2015, 03:11:34 PM

I've seen a 95 and a 20.  Not sure I've ever seen that range before.  I wonder if the scores are tainted by the gamer geek length news?

There's no way for us to know. We learn nothing from those two scores without reading the review, and even then the scores might not make sense.

It's almost like TiLT has some personal vendetta against review scores...
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: February 18, 2015, 10:46:44 PM
I gave up on secondary missions in AC a looong time ago.  Even at the best of times, those spoil the flow of the missions and story for me.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: February 18, 2015, 08:56:53 PM
I was enjoying it until forum effect soured me (which is on me, of course).

One of my biggest irritants is definitely the integrated chest situation.  And if they have fixed all the other little bugs and such, it might be worth taking another look-see.
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 18, 2015, 06:37:07 PM

Quote from: rittchard on February 18, 2015, 05:54:11 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on February 18, 2015, 04:02:59 AM

I'll go along with that. Creepy clean-cut guy is obviously going to be a problem. Clean-cut guys always are. I hope he doesn't derail the journey-to-DC arc because I like TWD best when they're on the road.

It's really interesting to hear the fan reaction to the new guy.  I often wish I could experience the show without having read any of the comics to have a completely unbiased outlook watching it.  Even though the writers have departed from the comic early and often, many of the core characters, plot locales and themes are the same or similar. 

What's Aaron's secret????

Spoiler for Hiden:
He's GAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous

You want to know more? 

Spoiler for Hiden:
In the comic he's a good guy!!!


Spoiler for Hiden:
No wonder he's so clean cut, then.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Last Guardian - Trademark abandoned on: February 18, 2015, 06:35:17 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on February 18, 2015, 05:51:24 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 18, 2015, 05:20:02 PM

This is the year it'll be mentioned again at E3, I just know it!

They will probably just cancel it.

Or they renewed the trademark for just 3 months.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Last Guardian - Trademark abandoned on: February 18, 2015, 05:20:02 PM
This is the year it'll be mentioned again at E3, I just know it!
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 17, 2015, 08:28:06 PM
There was some pretty heavy handed symbology in this episode, religious and otherwise. And they even title-checked!  But in a show like this, that kind of works.

It was a nice transitional ep, as others have said.
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