I remember watching a movie critic who was discussing the fact that the XFile movie had a distinct lack of aliens, and they somehow showed up at the Indie 4 set instead (both shared time in the box office).
Those weren't aliens. George was very clear about that (for some reason).
Quote from: Turtle on December 08, 2013, 12:56:10 AM
You can tell it's CG because the glow is directly around the creature, and it's uniform, like it's overlayed on top of the 2D image on screen. If it was really glowing, the water would scatter some light, and it's own glowing form would occlude various parts.
Creatures that glow also tend not to glow uniformly, having cells in certain parts that glow.
It seemed like an issue with the camera, not the creature.
It's the Star Wars Saga told in the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody lip synced by cosplayers from Arizona. Seriously, you haven't lived until you've seen Blue Ghost Kenobi rocking the electric axe and heard phrasing like "Mama Shmi-a, Mama Shmi-a"
What I get from this trailer is that they fixed the two things that just weren't Spidey in the last one: The stupid-ass costume and the dark tone and look of it.
The costume is now spot on and there were some fantastic colorful bluesky moments in there.
Tossing too many villains into the mix is a lesson someone needs to learn eventually, but it could go one of two ways and still work: 1) There's one main villain, one cameo, and one tease for the next film (likely Electro, Rhino, Goblin) or B) They go whole hog like others are talking about here and go Sinister Six.
The latter could actually be a lot of fun. The former would be okay. However, I strongly suspect that it'll be like all the other films where some suit forced "more is better" down someone's throat.
Quote from: Lordnine on December 03, 2013, 05:34:12 AM
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Quote from: Turtle on December 03, 2013, 02:40:38 AM
We go on forums, so we could be considered the discussion level informed. Eventually the right info gets to us and we also probably read a few news sites like GT. But our natural filters can easily filter out all news about something.
There are others who's only discussion might be a comment or two on facebook about gaming, but they still play just as many games, if not more, than we do. That's the type that where it's so surprising to us informed for them to have missed it.
From what I know, the Wii U hits the trifecta of "gaming things I don't give a shit about":
1. Nintendo first party titles (i.e. Mario, Zelda, etc.) 2. An emphasis on "social gaming" (I know exactly zero people IRL that play games) 3. An emphasis on motion controllers and/or touchpad gaming. (I'm fine gaming on my iPad, but the idea of using a touchpad to control something on my TV is entirely lost on me)
Hence why I just ignored it entirely.
The first two points Iíll agree with but thatís mostly because Nintendo screwed up their launch and has failed to attract any third parties that arenít making ports from other systems.
Your third point though Iím going to disagree with as being an over simplification. The best games on the system use the touch mechanics sparingly to provide either unique experiences or to add additional convenience to the game. A very simple example is that instead of hiding additional options in menus you can just throw a ďbuttonĒ or your player inventory on the touch screen. Basically the same reason why complex games work better on PC than most consoles.
Iíll also say that Pikmin 3 has a brilliant control scheme that almost perfectly uses ďmotionĒ controls. The Wii Remote works great as a mouse analogue to give you precise RTS controls which is impossible with just a game pad.
I am also not a social gamer, and while I know there are comments that pop up on the home screen, I barely notice whatever social aspects Nintendo threw in there.
Good episode and a nice wrap up to the season and several plot lines, while laying the ground for some more.
Very sad if slightly predictable moments, as Ironrod says.
Spoiler for Hiden:
Once they got to the prison, it was pretty clear that someone was going to die, and Hershel seemed the most likely candidate, sadly (I would have put Tyreese at #2). Didn't see the baby moment coming, though. Riggs did a really nice job with that. I agree that there's a good chance ass-kicker got picked up, though. Hershel's child of the damned was off the bus to find kids. Shortly after that, the bus left. I bet the baby is on the bus.
I was a little worried that the bit with Carol's KidzTM was going to stray into parable territory, but it just danced around the edges. If that's setting up something bigger, it could be cool. I like your idea, CeeKay. If it becomes a Message, then it's not. This show usually pointedly tries to avoid that, for the better.
I think Carol will have hooked up with Fistbump Noncop by the time the second half starts, and then will come upon a splinter group.
Surely, though, they have a meeting place ready to go, so I don't know how long they'll be apart.
Quote from: Lordnine on November 30, 2013, 06:26:12 PM
I guess Iím the odd one out on this. I generally love platformers and despite really wanting to like this one, I canít seem to get into it. The aesthetic is nice but I find the actual gameplay to be severely lacking. Movement in general feels unresponsive with no sense of momentum and the scissor/QuickTime event mechanic makes my hands hurt in any area that uses them extensively. Also, while I like the narrator I find most of the other voice actors to be obnoxious.
Well, you're not the odd one out, as I've generally said the same thing.
Quote from: YellowKing on November 30, 2013, 03:41:47 PM
Last night I was trying to show it off to some friends and pretty much none of the special things like voice activation or snapping/unsnapping was working well.
Voice recognition with a bunch of other people in the room/background noise is an exercise in futility. I had the same experience at Thanksgiving, and with multiple people milling around (even when they were attempting to be quiet), it just got confused. It's even worse if you have people screaming "Xbox watch porn!!!" at it constantly. When I play in the evenings after the kids are in bed, voice recognition is nearly 100%.
And this is exactly when I can't be using voice commands.
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Quote from: JCC on November 23, 2013, 01:24:16 PM
I was very pleasantly surprised by Mark Gattis' docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time. The final scene actually moves me to tears. I just teared up again showing the scene to my wife.
I just watched it myself, and I agree, it ended on a very somber note. They did a great job portraying Hartnell; I wonder if they'd ever consider re-shooting the lost episodes with David Bradley filling in. It'd be a great tribute to fill in the missing episodes that so many worked hard on.
Finally watched AiT&S last night and thought it was fantastic.
I don't know that it was somber at the end. Bittersweet, maybe.
Spoiler for Hiden:
Looking over and seeing Matt Smith started the waterworks for me, but it was a hopeful moment. Hartnell was able to see the legacy he began and understood his place in it.