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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: May 03, 2016, 10:38:46 PM

Quote from: farley2k on May 03, 2016, 08:17:52 PM


Hooray for "diseased maniac"!
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/3/16) on: May 02, 2016, 04:44:34 AM
I didn't love the early build of Battleborn I played, and I missed the beta, which I guess worked.   I'm going to look at reviews, but I'll probably get it.
3  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: April 30, 2016, 05:59:01 AM

Quote from: Gratch on April 29, 2016, 10:42:59 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 28, 2016, 04:00:46 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on April 28, 2016, 02:00:01 PM

Pathfinder Adventures by Obsidian released today. Its a card-based strategy game. You can download it for free, or pay $24.99 to unlock just about everything. Otherwise, you can accrue gold to unlock character, chests, etc. The game looks very robust, and although I am still confused on a couple rules, I'm really enjoying it so far. I may just drop the $25 to support Obsidian.

https://pathfinder.obsidian.net/

The physical game is pretty great. I've been looking forward to this.  I wish my iPad wasn't so out of date (or that it ran on my phone).

I played through the tutorial this afternoon.  It looks neat, but probably a little too complex for my blood.  I was completely lost by the time the tutorial was finished.

The video game tutorial seems to rush through the steps to me, like it's leaving too much in the background that shouldn't be, without explaining what the purpose is.

The physical game feels nowhere near as complex. 

Hopefully, once you get going, the rhythm of the game takes over (it certainly does in the physical one).
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 29, 2016, 09:53:20 PM

Quote from: Punisher on April 29, 2016, 08:44:53 PM

Quote from: farley2k on April 29, 2016, 03:08:16 PM

Things I would buy



Anyone know what this is and where to get?

My wife wanted it at one point.  It ain't cheap.  I'll see if I can dig it up.

EDIT:

Almost $4K.  

Richard Clarkson Shop

They do have a smaller, less impressive one for $600.
5  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: April 29, 2016, 05:34:24 AM

Quote from: rittchard on April 28, 2016, 11:19:33 PM

Quote from: rittchard on April 27, 2016, 10:09:41 PM

http://toucharcade.com/games/war-tortoise

War Tortoise is similar in the sense that it just seems to have that extra sauce.  The premise sounded stupid to me so I almost passed it up, but I decided to give it a try.  It's from Foursaken Media whose games have all been good to excellent.  This one has you playing a giant turtle and shooting bugs and stuff.  It sounds kind of inane but it plays really well; you are constantly upgrading your weapons and support functions, and it feels fresh and unique.

Little more detail of this addictive gem.  The game is actually a mash-up of constant clicker-ish games with an action shooter and something like Missile Command using the Heroes and Castle 3D engine.  Just trying to describe it is a game in itself.  The core gameplay has you sitting on a tank/tortoise shooting at stuff through a cross-hair.  You keep making money which you can use to buy upgrades both to your tortoise and its weaponry as well as buying and upgrading support.  You'll have to switch between weapons occasionally to snipe things with extra health, and you will constantly be upgrading your arsenal and support, kind of similar to many clicker games.  Also like those games, you are encouraged to do full resets and start over with a bonus, and doing these resets also helps to unlock and grant access to more weapons and support things to unlock during the core game.  You will also continue to accrue money while out of game, similar to other clickers.  So essentially you are pretty much constantly going through the cycle of upgrading, saving, fighting and upgrading some more.

It's a fantastic system and the game is free to play.  You can spend real money on additional bonuses but similar to other Forsaken games you really don't need to and in some ways the game might be more fun/challenging if you avoid spending money.  This is one of the few companies I feel like I absolutely have to support, I just love their work, so I'll eventually buy something as long as it doesn't unbalance the gameplay.

I'm enjoying this, too. 

Plus it looks beautiful.  Thanks for finding it, rittchard.
6  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: April 28, 2016, 04:00:46 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on April 28, 2016, 02:00:01 PM

Pathfinder Adventures by Obsidian released today. Its a card-based strategy game. You can download it for free, or pay $24.99 to unlock just about everything. Otherwise, you can accrue gold to unlock character, chests, etc. The game looks very robust, and although I am still confused on a couple rules, I'm really enjoying it so far. I may just drop the $25 to support Obsidian.

https://pathfinder.obsidian.net/

The physical game is pretty great. I've been looking forward to this.  I wish my iPad wasn't so out of date (or that it ran on my phone).
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Nintendo NX Console - aka Super Nintendo 2 on: April 27, 2016, 11:45:51 PM

Quote from: JCC on April 27, 2016, 11:29:22 PM

I'm also in the camp that hopes the NX is backwards compatible. The only thing I really want the Wii U for is the HD Zelda remakes. I really wish they would give the Metroid Prime trilogy an HD rerelease.

Metroid Prime Trilogy $19.99 Wii U

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...bundles all three landmark Metroid Prime games onto one disc and revamps the first two installments with intuitive Wii Remote controls, wide-screen presentation and other enhancements.

Granted, the trilogy could look even better, but the first two games are greatly improved, IMO.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/26/16) on: April 25, 2016, 01:58:42 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on April 25, 2016, 12:31:40 PM

Alienation (PS4), pending reviews.

Me, too (the embargo ends in an hour).  

And Aliens vs Pinball, because I get all of the Zen pinball tables.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS4 upgrade - Neo on: April 24, 2016, 04:52:19 PM

Quote from: Destructor on April 24, 2016, 04:33:54 PM

Quote from: Ridah on April 23, 2016, 12:16:30 AM

I'm surprised anyone is upset about this. If I was a console-only gamer I would be thrilled at the option to upgrade my system. As it stands, I already spend something north of $500/year upgrading my PC. I also upgrade my phone every 1-2 years. Get a new car lease every 3 years. Seems to match the cadence of every other toy in my life  icon_lol

My PC has been sitting here for the same specs for quite a few years now. I'm running an ancient quad-core i5 (because it's still great today) and a GTX 770. Yes, I'm waiting for this year's NVidia offering (because I've heard this is going to be a huge leap forward for graphic cards) this year to upgrade again, but short of getting a SSD, I haven't done anything to my PC rig in ages.

Wish I had access to that kind of money of yours. Tongue

Ridah's comment does sort of come off as "I'm suprised everyone doesn't have the same amount of money I have."
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: April 22, 2016, 12:28:19 AM

Quote from: rittchard on April 21, 2016, 11:58:02 PM

I guess everyone sees what they want to see.  Personally Superman was my favorite part of the movie, particularly the (sadly few) Clark Kent moments.  (On a side note, this is by far the sexiest Clark that's ever been on screen.  That bathtub scene was worth the price of admission!  For sheer adorable-ness I'd go with Brandon Routh, but for overall attractiveness, it's Henry Cavill.)

As I mentioned before, I would have much preferred a full Superman movie delving into the "Superman as God" motif, and seeing how he does or doesn't understand the way people react to him.  And then maybe have that all lead up to the Death of Superman Doomsday stuff.  Also I like what someone earlier had mentioned about keeping Superman as a beacon of hope.  (Incidentally they covered a lot of these themes, though a bit cheesily, in the Supergirl TV series.)

Supergirl is definitely handling this stuff better, IMO.
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: April 21, 2016, 11:25:27 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on April 21, 2016, 09:05:46 PM

http://www.pvponline.com/news/batman-v-superman

I thought that pretty much summed up stuff for me. I think what he was talking about with Superman is pretty spot on.

He lost me when he said "Lex was great. Don't believe the critics."

I agree that they seem to want Supes as an antagonist, but that just means they don't get him. They shouldn't have been allowed anywhere near this property.

I also don't think there were as many great moments in there as he thinks.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: April 21, 2016, 08:18:12 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on April 21, 2016, 08:14:23 PM

I have not seen it yet, but based on your impressions I get the sense that a lot of significant story elements got edited out. The disc/digital release of the movie is supposed to include about 30 minutes of additional footage so maybe a lot of the disconnected or disjointed aspects of the story will make more sense in the extended version.

Or it may not make a difference and it's still all about Zach Snyder's inability to reign in his fanboy nature of letting things get out of control. paranoid

Some of it could be missing story elements, but mostly it's just missing the fucking point of the characters.

Also, there's no way in hell I'm sitting through 30 more minutes of that.
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TMZ: Legendary Musician Prince Has Died on: April 21, 2016, 08:07:11 PM

Quote from: Gratch on April 21, 2016, 07:37:46 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 21, 2016, 06:24:29 PM

I don't want to be "that guy", but I never got into his music at all and didn't understand the love.  But still a shame since I know he was very influential in his quirky way.

While I was never a huge fan of his music, the guy was ridiculously talented...a fact I never really realized until long after his "prime" in the 80's.  He was an absolutely amazing guitar player.

People miss this because of the smoke and mirrors he put up around himself (often literally).

This is a very sad loss.
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: April 21, 2016, 08:06:09 PM
Finally saw this today.

Goddammit.

Not only did they not learn anything from the wrong direction they took Superman in, they ruined Batman, too. 

They kept talking about the red S needing to mean something in the movie, as though it was a point the audience missed instead of the film makers.  Superman needs to be a beacon of hope (and on a side note, we need that), not this muddied bullshit. 

And there's, like, one rule Batman has.  No guns.  He was firing guns all over the place in this.  In his hands, in the Batmobile, in the Batwing.  WTF?!  Plus, they made him so easily manipulated?  No.  He got off a little better than Supes, but come on.

Wonder Woman was as good as anticipated, though I could have used more of her.  She seemed about right, but that's probably because they didn't let her do much.

And Lex Luthor?  No.  Just no.  He said so many meaningless, nonsense, "look how crazy I am" things.  And his plan was stupid.  Not turn-Metropolis-into-Krypton stupid, but stupid.  Why did he even bother trying to get his tiny shipment approved?  Was a man with private jets and ships and gazillions of dollars really not able to get a tiny hunk of rock into the country?  And why did he want Batman dead?  What was the point of that?  Was it because he stole the kryptonite?  But that didn't happen until right before, and the plan had been in motion for two years.  Maybe Bats stealing the kryptonite was part of the plan.  But how was he going to get Superman to fight him anyway?  He'd only just found out his identity a brief time before (does everyone need to know who he is, BTW?  Also, why was that info in the Kryptonian ship anyway?  Why would they have that?).  Also, why did he call Darkseid (assuming that's the bell he was nonsensically talking about at the end)?  And why did they let Jesse Eisenberg play him to begin with?  Terrible.

And the ring.  Who the hell sends and expensive ring like that through the mail?  And no box?  Just a loose ring in an envelope?   And why even send it home in the first place?  What was the point?  To propose, sure, but why not just have it with him?  The ring may seem like a stupid thing to get hung up on, but it's a perfect example of the bullshit they threw into this movie without putting any thought into it.

Why did the entire Metropolis staff of Wayne Enterprises sit inside a building, watching all the other buildings come tumbling down around them until they got the all-clear from the boss?  Why did that one guy stay?   Also, lucky the streets were empty enough for Bruce to zip around through. 

And then they found Martha in about three seconds.  If she was so easy to find, why the hell did they even bother with the fighting in the first place?  Also, Clark was clearly there to talk.  He said as much to Lois.  And yet, he punched Batman first and started wailing on him.

And how the hell does Perry White not know how to write a headline?!

There were little, tiny moments that worked.  Wonder Woman, as mentioned.  The way Martha showed Bats they had a connection.  A lot of scenes with Amy Adams.

But, holy shit, what a tragedy.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS4 upgrade - Neo on: April 21, 2016, 07:43:35 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 21, 2016, 05:59:48 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 21, 2016, 03:24:12 PM

Not sure why MS is on board, though.

Because they have to directly compete with Sony and the PS4?  They can't become viewed as even more of the "underpowered" console that nobody wants.  And if they do it with modular upgrades like it seems they might it could even be better for existing customers than the PS4 full-purchase option.

All true, but I was hearing about Xbox One upgrades first.

Of course, the modular thing is certainly a better pill to swallow. 
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS4 upgrade - Neo on: April 21, 2016, 03:24:12 PM

Quote from: Destructor on April 21, 2016, 03:05:07 AM

Quote from: Dante Rising on April 20, 2016, 12:13:52 PM

The idea behind this hardware upgrade is for VR and to play 1080p games with a few more bells and whistles smoothly, correct? I can't see those new specs pushing 4K resolutions, even when taking into account console overhead is much lower than a PC.

To my recollection, this was the 1st recent recent generation (Playstation 1 and beyond) where the newly released consoles were not more powerful than a high end PC.

That's an understatement. The consoles really, well, suck compared to even a mid-range PC, much less somebody who throws money at it.

And thinking about it further, as you said, there's just no way those 'low end' specs can possibly run anything decent at 4K. Hell - spending $500 on a video card itself is hardly enough for 4K on the PC.

Which just shows that it's not 4K's time yet.  And it's not time for this console upgrade, either.

I'm sure by the time the next console cycle naturally came about, 4K would be more standard, plus better handled by the possible specs.

Sony makes 4K TVs, though, so what are you gonna do?  Not sure why MS is on board, though.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 6 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: April 20, 2016, 05:52:45 PM

Quote from: rittchard on April 20, 2016, 05:40:18 PM

I don't think the writers ran out of ideas or did it deliberately as a ratings stunt.  If anything, they knew it would piss people off so they made sure they were ready to do immediate damage control on Talking Dead the same night.  While I suspect we will never know exactly what transpired, I still believe the original script had a specific person dying (probably Daryl).  Then after they saw the rabid reaction to Glenn's death tease, they might have changed their minds and gone back to re-negotiate and re-plan things for next season, or something like that.  (Incidentally, interesting that all of a sudden the actor has his own show riding bikes across the country.)  Who knows, maybe one of the key actors themselves volunteered off the show at the very end and that changed things up (for example, see my Michonne theory). 

It's not that they ran out of ideas.  It's that they didn't want to commit to a decision, which is just as waffly and lame.

I'm guessing that they knew it would piss people off only after already having filmed it and showed it to people (including, likely, a focus group), which is why they scrambled to justify it on Talking Dead.

However, especially given how the cast were going on and on about how awful it was to film, it does seem completely plausible that not only did the original script have a character locked in, but that they may have even filmed it, then had second thoughts or, as you say, had an actor want to back out which changed things.

OTOH, Chandler's twitter comment makes that less likely, but maybe he worded it carefully or was kept in the dark.

Or maybe they filmed multiple possible endings (seems unlikely given the special effects expense, but maybe they thought it was worth it for the secrecy).

None of these possibilities change the fact that it was a terrible decision.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/17/16) on: April 20, 2016, 04:07:24 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 18, 2016, 11:20:52 PM

Probably Star Fox.

If I hadn't already played through Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, I'd get that.  If you haven't played it, give it a look.  It's a pretty great 2D experience.  Nice graphics, fun characters, good story and tight action-platforming.

Looks like I'll be passing on Star Fox.

The reviews are so-so, but it's mostly the control scheme.  I didn't realize that you flew the ship with the sticks and using the pad's gyroscopic controls for the shooting, simultaneously.

Not only does that sound awkward, it sounds more so given that I need glasses for the pad and not for the TV.  Until I get progressives, this seems like an exercise in frustration.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS4 upgrade - Neo on: April 20, 2016, 04:25:36 AM
At least with the New 3DS, they waited 4.5 years (of course, 5+ would have been better), and it basically fixed a core feature that wasn't quite working the way it should have (3D is much, much improved in the new version).

This will absolutely affect owners of the current systems.  I have no doubt we'll see some Hyrule Legends nonsense, not to mention "Requires PS4K" getting slapped on games.  But even if we don't, it doesn't change the fact that our games are not going to run as well.  That's going to piss me off.  Maybe not as much as slapping down another chunk of change so soon into the console cycle, but it's going to gnaw at me.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS4 upgrade - Neo on: April 19, 2016, 09:46:06 PM
The more I hear about this, the more it pisses me off.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 6 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: April 19, 2016, 07:26:04 PM
I just read a Cracked article called 5 Movie And TV Plots That Mean The Writer's Out Of Ideas

The first entry was for "Plots That Are Essentially Clickbait," and I thought this phrase summed it up really well:

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...it's the plot version of "YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHO JUST DIED! CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT!" Cliff-hangers are about "What happens next?" -- not "What just happened?" If your story is worth telling, you don't have to do that shit.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Ratchet and Clank on: April 19, 2016, 05:41:42 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on April 18, 2016, 05:13:31 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on April 18, 2016, 04:38:14 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on April 18, 2016, 03:58:03 PM

I had some gift card balance left on my account so I picked this up over the weekend.  It’s very good. 

Shame about the framerate though, it’s the only thing preventing me from fully recommending the game.   


What seriously? It's a rock solid 30, yeah 60 would be nice, but with those visuals come on man don't be unreasonable.
Frame rate is more important than graphics for me.  I would rather play a worse looking game with solid 60.  Frame rate is very noticeable anytime you rotate the camera and jumping is a bit awkward. 

The fact that I’m willing to put up with it at all should be telling that I like the game, because most sub 60 experiences I won’t even touch.  Tongue


I noticed the drop to 30 FPS, too.  It feels like it should be 60.  None the less, you get used to it pretty quickly.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia 3 Confirmed - More info @ Gamescom - Trailer Added on: April 19, 2016, 05:38:40 PM
I just read somewhere that the New Orleans stand-in they're using is also a key location in Red Dead 3 (though obviously it'll look a little different  icon_wink).
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: April 18, 2016, 11:22:18 PM
Star Wars Saga trailer

This is well done and actually made me consider watching the prequels again.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/17/16) on: April 18, 2016, 11:20:52 PM
Probably Star Fox.

If I hadn't already played through Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, I'd get that.  If you haven't played it, give it a look.  It's a pretty great 2D experience.  Nice graphics, fun characters, good story and tight action-platforming.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Harvest Moon-like game No. 1 at Steam's top sellers list on: April 18, 2016, 11:18:17 PM
How long does it take to complete a day in real time, would you say?
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1]Battleborn - Gearbox new IP on: April 18, 2016, 11:17:09 PM
I found the alpha really underwhelming, but I didn't get a chance to play the beta.  I wish I'd been able to.
28  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: April 18, 2016, 11:16:17 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 18, 2016, 07:51:50 PM

Did anyone go back and play Gauntlet after their big update?

Yeah, I think it fixed a lot, actually.  There's a better sense of progression.

Unfortunately, I only solo the game, so I can't say how it works multi.  It's also clearly designed with that in mind.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alienation - Space Diablo? on: April 18, 2016, 03:27:43 PM

Quote from: EddieA on April 18, 2016, 02:03:04 PM

I'd like to be, but it doesn't come out until the 26th slywink

That may explain why I haven't seen any reviews.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alienation - Space Diablo? on: April 18, 2016, 01:00:47 PM
Anyone playing this?
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: April 12, 2016, 02:51:06 AM

Quote from: raydude on April 11, 2016, 12:21:05 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 06, 2016, 05:32:00 PM

Quote from: farley2k on April 06, 2016, 05:23:11 PM

Warner Bros. Is in Such Denial Over Batman v Superman

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Now, with DC movies dated through 2020, the outcome has led to a flurry of rumors that the studio will make adjustments — maybe add a new producer? — rather than allow BvS director Zack Snyder to proceed with the two-part Justice League. But sources with firsthand knowledge of the situation say the studio has no such plans. One says the filmmakers naturally will evaluate what went wrong with BvS, but when it comes to Justice League, “we’re not going to take a movie that’s supposed to be one thing and turn it into a copycat of something else.”

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If your brain is having trouble parsing what is happening here—which is understandable, because this is mind-blowingly insane—Warner Bros. recognizes there are problems with Batman v Superman, and will take the time to figure out what those problems are...

...and then they will do nothing to fix them.

I read that article, too, but I think WB is just trying to say they're not going to just make another Avengers with DC characters instead of saying they're not going to fix anything.  They wouldn't be going over what went wrong if they weren't planning to keep things from going wrong again.

This is the same studio where

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Warner Bros. executives were convinced they had the goods with BvS and were shocked when negative reviews began pouring in.


Like you I am hoping for the best but fearing the worst.


See, I had been hearing reports for months where inside sources said WB knew they had a turd on their hands and were very busy trying to spin it with marketing.

I do not believe they thought this was a winner at any stage. They certainly had numerous screenings and there's little chance any of the screening surveys came back positive.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: April 08, 2016, 02:12:38 PM
David Brent: Life on the Road

Perfectly awkward, as usual for Mr. Brent.
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gaming Trend getting some street cred! (sorta) on: April 08, 2016, 01:42:25 PM
I was watching an old American Horror Story last night and GT had a sweet spot, dead center, right at the end of the review list for BlOps III.  I'm sure it helped that the score was a 10.  Still, it was nice to see.
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One on: April 07, 2016, 07:06:12 PM
The same actress is playing Mon Mothma as she did in Ep III.

35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: April 07, 2016, 01:36:22 PM

Quote from: farley2k on April 07, 2016, 12:47:46 PM

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

https://youtu.be/Wji-BZ0oCwg



I just posted this in the Rogue One thread.  It looks even better than I imagined!  Plus, Mon Mothma!!
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One on: April 07, 2016, 01:35:02 PM
Teaser Trailer

My head just geeksploded.

Mon Mothma is spot on.

Plus, nice to see Forrest Whitaker playing Morgan in a Walking Dead crossover.

Rumors are already flying that Jyn is Rey's mother (though I doubt we'll find out for a while, if that's the case).

And, supposedly, that's Darth Vader bowing down in the room with the crimson guards.  I know he's supposed to be in the movie, but that doesn't look like him to me.  His cape doesn't have a hood.
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: April 06, 2016, 05:32:00 PM

Quote from: farley2k on April 06, 2016, 05:23:11 PM

Warner Bros. Is in Such Denial Over Batman v Superman

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Now, with DC movies dated through 2020, the outcome has led to a flurry of rumors that the studio will make adjustments — maybe add a new producer? — rather than allow BvS director Zack Snyder to proceed with the two-part Justice League. But sources with firsthand knowledge of the situation say the studio has no such plans. One says the filmmakers naturally will evaluate what went wrong with BvS, but when it comes to Justice League, “we’re not going to take a movie that’s supposed to be one thing and turn it into a copycat of something else.”

Quote
If your brain is having trouble parsing what is happening here—which is understandable, because this is mind-blowingly insane—Warner Bros. recognizes there are problems with Batman v Superman, and will take the time to figure out what those problems are...

...and then they will do nothing to fix them.

I read that article, too, but I think WB is just trying to say they're not going to just make another Avengers with DC characters instead of saying they're not going to fix anything.  They wouldn't be going over what went wrong if they weren't planning to keep things from going wrong again.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1]Quantum Break on: April 06, 2016, 05:30:10 PM
I'm only on the third section, but it really is story-strong, which I like.  And I like the mechanics, too, so far.

However, Remedy still has a verbosity problem.  The hidden emails and notes are just too long, and a lot of them go over the same ground, backstory-wise.

At one point, my daughter came in to ask me a question right as I started listening to a radio DJ talk about the protest over the library. I asked her to wait a moment while the dialogue ended, but it went on and on and on.  It was all about the company closing the library and the students protesting, which had already been covered multiple times.  I get wanted to get the info out there in case someone missed a clue, but does it have to be so endless?

These moments need to be short in a video game.  Because what happens is that you're forcing the player to be inactive.  There's nothing interesting happening on screen while the DJ is blathering away, and you can't really go do anything else, as you're locked into that spot.  So you're just sitting and waiting.  And in a medium where your eyes, ears and hands are all generally engaged, this is a complete speed bump.  Time to check the phone, you know?
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 6 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: April 06, 2016, 01:55:14 PM

Quote from: Crusis on April 06, 2016, 08:19:49 AM

They should have given Maggie some ibuprofen and stayed home. TWD logic is - weird.

While I agree that they've made some stupid decisions this season, that wasn't one of them.  The pregnant lady was very sick.  You go to find the doctor.  They'd travelled to the place before, and we didn't even see the trip, really, which implies it was a (relatively) easy journey.

As for other dumb mistakes (like the one that would have avoided the trip all together), I'd like to say that they're trying to chalk it up to the gang getting complacent.  That's definitely been a through line for this half season.  However, they didn't really connect the complacency to the dumb mistakes in the writing, so it seems they just needed certain beats to happen in the story.   So in the end, yeah, dumb mistakes.

But apart from this terrible last episode (and really just the last moment of the last episode...the stuff getting there was pretty good, I thought), I thought they mostly upped their game this season.  And so, I've been letting the dumb mistakes go.  Filling in the complacency stuff as we went along.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 06, 2016, 01:46:54 PM

Quote from: Gratch on April 06, 2016, 01:15:05 PM

Quote from: farley2k on April 05, 2016, 05:33:13 PM


I don't get it.   saywhat

This is a very old joke.  The implication is that the injured character was never able to play the piano before his injury, though it is assumed in his first question that he does.  The doctor makes the assumption when he says he can play the piano after the injury heals.  What he is really saying is that the injured man will be able to accomplish the same tasks he was able to do before.  The injured character's response, however, indicates that he has not been able to play the piano prior to this and assumes that the healing process will give him the ability to do so.  Hilarity ensues.
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