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81  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.
82  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.
83  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.
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alienation - Space Diablo? on: April 18, 2016, 01:00:47 PM
Anyone playing this?
85  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.
86  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.
87  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.
88  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.

89  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!!
90  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.
91  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.”

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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.
92  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?
93  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.
94  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.
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 6 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: April 05, 2016, 04:31:16 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on April 05, 2016, 02:53:59 AM

I didn't realize how much I resented being manipulated this season until the very end of the finale, when I realized how little I care. We knew someone was going to buy the farm. Now they are going to make me wait 6 months to find out who? Screw you...I don't care who shot JR.

I'll be back next season because I'm hooked, but I won't spend 6 months arguing over clues and speculating. Whatevs.

Classiest (yet still snipey) address of this was in a NYT recap I saw.

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I'll mention here that I don't have a theory about who got it in the end, mostly because I don't feel compelled to reward the gamesmanship by playing along.
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 6 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: April 04, 2016, 09:07:14 PM
Well, I don't agree with most of that, and in fact, I thought the season was so satisfying that this finale was a sharp disappointment.  As mentioned earlier, they earned the Glenn thing, IMO, but you can get away with something like that once.  It was cheap to pull it again with Daryl (which is probably why they seemed to add the "You'll be all right" comment in post production), but this was out of line.

I've really enjoyed Carol's shift.  She was building to a snap of some sort, and I wasn't expecting the break to go this way.  Teaming her with Morgan for a little Kung Fu trekking could be interesting (though I don't always think they've written Morgan well, I do like the message he's trying to bring, and I think it's important for TWD).
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 6 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: April 04, 2016, 06:43:24 PM
I forgot one of the main reasons I came back in here.

I read a very interesting theory somewhere (some recap I can't be bothered to find now) that JSS Girl (had to look: Enid), who has been wandering alone into the woods for months and has mostly seemed hostile to the Alexandrians for taking care of her, may be a Savior herself.  This would give the timing of the roadblocks a bit more logic if their departure was orchestrated.  It also means that she's been playing Maggie and, in fact, poisoned her.

I don't know that they're going to do this, as she did seem to be honestly turning around and does seem to care about Carl, but it sure would make her a more interesting character.
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 6 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: April 04, 2016, 03:20:22 PM

Quote from: naednek on April 04, 2016, 05:38:33 AM

"On the plus side, I'm excited that Trevor from GTA V is the second in command."
Ok, that made me chuckle.

I liked the episode.  Tense and suspenseful, and major character building

Just in case folks don't know, that really is him.

I wanted to see how I'd feel after a night's sleep, and I'm still pretty irritated.

I'm remembering quotes from the cast about how they were feeling sick to their stomachs filming the episode.  Of course, now I realize that this may be because they headed into the filming hiatus not knowing if they'd have a steady paycheck when they returned.  Carl posted this on twitter:

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‏@chandlerriggs
if it makes you feel any better i still don't know who got killed and it's been like 6 months since i read the script

That's got to suck. 
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/05/16) on: April 04, 2016, 03:44:26 AM
I've heard some good things about Stikbold, so I'm keeping my eye on that.

Quantum Break seems right up my alley.
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 6 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: April 04, 2016, 03:42:28 AM
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Seriously, this whole episode was milking it.  The entire thing was a tease with no release whatsoever.

That reasoning about the death starting the next part of the story is bullshit.  The death ends this part, then they know and the world is changed.  The next part is into the changed world.  This is just no resolution whatsoever.  I expect better from these guys.  This is just terrible.

I would say it's as bad as the Sopranos, but that was a series ender, and we will get some resolution.  It's closer to the non-reveal of the hatch at the end of Lost's first season, but that didn't bother me nearly as much because it's not like everything happening in the season was about that hatch.  It was just one facet.

This whole half season was not about Rick encountering the Saviors.  It was about the build up to who Negan was and what he can do.  The saviors were just the delivery system that lead to Negan.  And then we didn't get the payoff.  It wasn't "The Last Day on Earth" for anyone.  Boo.

On the plus side, I'm excited that Trevor from GTA V is the second in command.
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Doctor Strange on: April 02, 2016, 11:29:39 PM




This is exactly what I pictured.  Well, except he flies, of course, instead of coming back down in some sort of aborted dance number.
102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So transparent aluminum is a thing. on: March 31, 2016, 04:22:31 PM
Not content with just aluminum in the transparency department, science has also given us transparent wood.



I'm betting it's not bulletproof, but it is cheap, apparently.  This could lead to a lot of cool stuff.
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: March 31, 2016, 04:17:38 PM

Quote from: Punisher on March 31, 2016, 03:05:54 PM


That would have been found footage that they pulled from my stiff hand after the heart attack.
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Nintendo NX Console - aka Super Nintendo 2 on: March 30, 2016, 06:19:08 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on March 30, 2016, 04:31:15 PM

Comments in this thread make me realize that the WiiU just had a perception/marketing problem.  Most of the things everyone is asking for is what the WiiU delivered.

Controller is weird.
Most people who actually used the controller found it very comfortable and even if you didn’t, did you know that you could play 90% of the games with one of these?


But why have THAT controller if I can just use a modified looking 360 Controller?
Did you know you can use that funky controller to stream and play your game from the console to any room in your house?  No TV required!  You can do the same with Netflix or YouTube.

Touch controls are weird and no one uses them.
Did you know the PS4 controller has built in touch controls that no one uses?

The hardware is underpowered.
Well I suppose, but every first party Nintendo game has looked gorgeous and most hold a solid 60 FPS despite the hardware limitations.  This is something neither the PS4 or XBone can come close to claim.

There are no games on the system.
Compare the number of exclusives on the WiiU to the other consoles and marvel at the bounty.  Heck, I’ll let you add the other systems exclusives together and then compare.  Now I suppose if you don’t also have a gaming PC you might also care about multiplats, but if you do have a PC I can’t imagine playing a multi-platform release on a console.

Nintendo only makes games for Kids.
Well, I guess you got me there.  Doesn’t make them any less fun though.  icon_biggrin  Oh, and Bayonetta.

While I agree that the controller is great to hold and play with, I would not say that I can come close to streaming a game to any room in my house.  Nor would I want to, since the screen's resolution is kinda crappy.

As a side note, the screen is also a personal problem, since I only wear reading glasses, and I have to keep putting them on every time I need to look down at the screen.  That's probably just me, though.
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 6 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: March 29, 2016, 05:29:26 AM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on March 28, 2016, 09:33:57 PM

As Rittchard points out, the second half of this season has been royally frustrating with all the illogical and reckless behavior displayed by characters who should know better. I guess the writers want to show how becoming over-confident and comfortable in their situation results in questionable decisions but it goes against everything that they have been doing the last 5 seasons for the most part. The group stupidity is jarring from a viewer standpoint. It was almost like a Benny Hill chase skit watching half the regular cast go chasing after Carol and Daryl.

Maybe it was just me but did it feel like that last voice over at the very end was tacked on? Almost like after the producers saw how much commotion resulted from Glenn's infamous dumpster "death" they wanted to put that last line in to make sure internet fandom doesn't have a collective brain hemorrhage.

As for who gets the bat at next week, my money is on Daryl or Glenn. Still not convinced Carol will be whacked because despite her new found angst, she is still the most complex character out of the three and I feel there is still more to explore about the character. Daryl seems obvious but since he is not in the comic, it might be too appealing to the writers to keep him around to give them freedom to write whatever they want with him. I still think Glenn is a likely candidate for the obvious comic book parallels.

I really doubt Rick, Michonne, or Carl are in danger. I can't remember where I saw it but I recall Kirkman saying that the the whole Walking Dead comic story is really about those three characters. Everything revolves around them. I wouldn't expect them to stray from that basic premise in the show.

I also felt they did the voice in post.

It's so clear that someone is going, and the buzz is out there that Glenn took the beating in the book (even for those of us who didn't read the comics), plus the consensus is that it'll be Glenn or Daryl, so I wouldn't be surprised to see someone out of left field.
106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: March 29, 2016, 05:25:59 AM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on March 28, 2016, 09:18:06 PM

Zach Snyder has become the next Michael Bay. Visual director who has no discipline in his craft and no one telling him how to reign things in. Just make movies that are bigger, louder, longer and darker. Movies written around big action set pieces instead of creating a cohesive competent story first.

That being said, the average movie viewer eats this kind of stuff up.

Well, more importantly, the international movie goer eats this stuff up.

Don't kid yourself, the suits don't give a shit how these movies do here.  They're dumbing these things down on purpose.  Less dialogue=less to get lost in translation.
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: March 28, 2016, 08:11:06 PM
I was hoping to go Friday because I kind of suspected that if I didn't, I wouldn't bother seeing it at all.
108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 6 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: March 28, 2016, 07:04:41 PM

Quote from: rittchard on March 28, 2016, 06:16:56 PM

Well that was... entertaining... in a frustrating kind of way.  I know they are setting up for the Negan finale but some of the reckless behavior by the more expereinced characters is frustrating.  This is like the 3rd or 4th time we've seen someone get the drop on them; if they were any other characters they should all already be dead.

WARNING: some comic semi-spoilers ahead, although I'd assume most everyone has heard the gist of them by now.

Anyway, I thought I'd take a moment to do some analysis on who might get killed/bashed or whatever in the finale:

Daryl - 40%.  Right now I'd say he looks like the highest probability.  He's the featured guest on Talking Dead along with the producer/writer, so that seems like a lineup intended to defend the decision and console fans somewhat.  He would be potentially the most devastating loss of all the characters from the fan-side, but in terms of major future storylines, he's not as big a loss since he was never in the comics.  But, given the end of last night's episode and his overwhelming popularity, maybe he gets a pass.

Carol - 40%.  Her erratic behavior the past two episodes is all over the place and her character seems to be spiraling out of control.  The actress looked really down in her last showing on TD, and seemed to pause every time she was asked a question, like she was trying to hold something major back.  While she is possibly my favorite character on the show, I think her time may just be up.  Even if she isn't bashed, I suspect she might die regardless.  Perhaps we'll lose both Carol and Daryl, which would be as devastating as it gets for a show like this.

Michonne - 35%.  Originally I'd have her in the untouchable category, but now that she's with Rick, she becomes someone that would make it a massive traumatic loss to Rick.  And let's face it, with the way he has been behaving, he is overdue for a comeuppance.  Rick's scene with Abraham reinforced the stakes are greater.  Add to that in real life, the actress is a successful playwright who might have deeper career ambitions, I wouldn't be too surprised if she's the one to go.  Still, having the show with no samurai sword would be really a setback.  And even this show may have problems head-bashing a woman.  Of course as above, no one promised only one major character would die.

Glenn - 30%.  As has been widely publicized, Glenn was the character in the comics that got Negan-bashed.  I'd say he's still a high probability target, but given his escape from death earlier in the season, he might have bought himself a reprieve.

Rosita - 20%.  She survives a long while in the comics, but since Sasha has more or less supplanted her and Abraham dumped her ass, she doesn't seem to have as much use.  But her lack of overall importance to the show may also keep her alive as well.

Maggie - 10%.  Looks like she might lose her baby and/or her man, so that's enough devastation for her.  Plus she's already been set up to for leadership in the aftermath so I think she's reasonably safe.

Rick - 5%.  Man oh man that would be the ballsiest thing in TV history to kill Rick off with a grand head-bashing.  And let's face it, he kind of deserves it after being so overconfident of late.  But this show is so much his story and his show that I sincerely doubt they would go that route.

Morgan - 5%.  As much as I wouldn't mind seeing him go, I think his presence as the Rick-counterbalance are too important for the show's current themes.

Notcop - low probability to meet Negan but higher to die, especially with her girlfriend gone.

Sasha - 2%.  She seemed way too happy on TD for someone whose character had died.  Plus with Andrea dead, she's the only resident sniper.

Carl - 1%.  He already got his eye blasted out, so I'm thinking he's safe for this finale.

Judith - 0.5%.  They wouldn't kill a baby would they?  Even Negan wouldn't bash a baby!

Non-descript other characters - they may not get Negan'd but I'm guessing a few more will go by episode's end.

Last night, I also started thinking we might get a twofer of major character deaths.

I would put Glen an equal chance with Daryl, though, precisely because of his earlier bullet dodge.

I wasn't thinking Michonne, but your reasoning is sound.  Rick is definitely setting himself up for a hubris smackdown.  But, really, I think any major character's death will pull that off.  Also, Morgan could very easily pick up that sword.  Or Carl.

I'm putting Rosita's odds of death as pretty high, though I don't count her as a major character (I was glad she put her hat back on, so I remember who she is).  Her dying would give Abraham some interesting drama to play with.  It's almost like she's set up to go.

Carol is looking more and more likely to me, and that would be devastating, personally.  Her character arc has played out, for sure.  That doesn't mean she couldn't get a new one, but she's in a good place to die, unfortunately.  The only thing that brings her percentage down a bit is the obviousness of it.  The fact that they started the episode with an echo of the coming battle scene with her shows they wanted to give the moment special importance.  Then Morgan and Rick didn't find her, and the tension was building to the point where they tossed in a fake zombie Carol to maintain it longer.  It just seems too obvious a path for her to be dead at the end of the search.  And Rick went home.  Surely, it's far more dramatically interesting for him to find her.  Of course, a lot can happen in 90 minutes, so he may yet.

So they are definitely setting up for a major death, as predicted, and it may even be two.  I think we'll lose some B-Tier character or characters, as well (Rosita, for example).  The only thing I think is unlikely is the loss of both Daryl and Carol.  If one of them goes, the other has to stay to deal with it, I'd think (it would set either of them on a new path).  However, if they wind up in the same room together when it goes down, that changes everything.  If either one sees the other go down, I don't think they'd survive the revenge attack.

109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ever won anything good? on: March 28, 2016, 03:20:18 PM
Thanks in part to the good folks here, I won a comedy contest one time.

I pulled in an Amex gift card big enough to buy me a PS4.
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Amazon Bringing Back THE TICK on: March 25, 2016, 09:08:27 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 25, 2016, 07:06:02 PM

Hmm, so this is going to be another live action one?  I never did watch the Warburton version, I only watched the cartoons and really enjoyed them at the time.

Yes, live action.  Edlund (the creator) is producing again (which may be why he is off Gotham).

IMDB lists it as a TV Movie, so maybe it's not a series as I'd assumed.  I'm sure if it does well enough...
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Nintendo NX Console - aka Super Nintendo 2 on: March 25, 2016, 09:05:56 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 25, 2016, 07:10:06 PM

I'm not surprised that it's fake.  We'll see what they really have to reveal, but that never seemed like a sensible design to me from technical, cost, ergonomics, or functionality standpoints.

While all of that is true, that patent still exists.
112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Amazon Bringing Back THE TICK on: March 25, 2016, 04:13:37 PM

Quote from: Caine on March 25, 2016, 03:46:08 PM

Your source is a bit broken

Fixed.  Thanks.
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [TV] Amazon Bringing Back THE TICK on: March 25, 2016, 03:36:07 PM
Amazon is bringing back The Tick, which is slightly old news.

Warburton is producing, but he's off doing his own sitcom and won't be available to play big blue.  Hold onto your hats, though.  They just cast Peter Serafinowicz as Big Blue.

Holy shit, I couldn't be happier.  I was pretty worried that they were going to hit the obvious replacement choice: Rob Riggle (who is a nice guy in real life, but who has no comedic control, IMO, and would bring a touch of unnecessary snark to the role).

SOURCE
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Nintendo NX Console - aka Super Nintendo 2 on: March 25, 2016, 03:25:04 PM
FAKE

This kind of amusing video shows how the image was faked.  Of course, it could be that the video is itself a fake...
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: March 24, 2016, 08:22:57 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on March 24, 2016, 08:14:50 PM

Pee-Wee's Big Holiday was better than "Big Top" but not as good as "Big Adventure." They played it rather safe with the road trip conceit, but missed some comedic opportunities. Still, I'm a Pee-Wee fan so I enjoyed it quite a bit. Pretty amazing Paul Reubens can still pull that character off at 63 years old  icon_eek

PWBA>PWBH>BTPW for me, too, though the gap between the new one and Big Top is much wider than the other gap.  Mostly, it's like putting on a comfortable pair of old shoes.  They still fit and feel good.  Maybe they're not fashionable any more, but you're not ashamed to pull them out of the closet every once in a while.

Also, I thought Joe Manganiello did a good job.
116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 6 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: March 21, 2016, 10:39:02 PM

Quote from: rittchard on March 21, 2016, 08:00:41 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 21, 2016, 04:12:44 AM

Well, I peeped a spoiler that really affected that episode for me.  A real bummer.  Still, knowing it was likely coming didn't lessen the impact too much, in the end, just the shock value.

I noticed no one talked to Fistbump Notcop yet.  I wonder if that'll just happen in the background.  I really liked that doctor.  I saw someone griping about one of the mundane conversations she'd had with Daryl in an earlier episode, and I just couldn't believe it.  I absolutely loved it.  Clearly they did two because they kept pairing them up to have meaningless and kind of awkward discussions (tonight's bit about the stick shift was another example).  They had a good energy.

I'm standing by my prediction from the beginning of the season last year that someone big is going to die.  I actually saw another spoiler about that (I swear I wasn't hunting these down), though it seemed to be from a different source.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Either Daryl or Glen is going to get the Negan treatment.  They supposedly bought the rights to a song that has lyrics that could go either way.  However, there's a rumor that Emily Kinney was on set, so they think she may be singing it to Daryl.  OTOH, it could be about the baby.  Or it could all be bullshit. I have to say, with Carol away, it's a perfect time for Daryl to buy it.

Anyway, tonight was another good episode for the most part.  I really liked the stuff with Eugene 2.0.  I liked the Doc's speech, even though the longer it went on, the more likely the spoiler I'd read was going to come true.  But at least Daryl got his crossbow back (which was also spoiled).  Although that kind of closure is not a good sign.

A little slower than the last two episodes, but definitely very effective.  A lot of it was aggravating in terms of seeing these characters try to take (needless?) risks, but certainly understandable given the environment and wanting to prove themselves.  But it does set up the need for the Alexandrians to have a different doctor now, so their relationship with Hilltop is even more important.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I'm pretty sure more than just one major character is going.  But of the "untouchables," I agree Daryl is a high percentage chance to replace Glenn's spot, particularly if Carol is gone/dead too.  Or maybe Carol is the one?  Next week has a "surprise guest" on TD and Daryl is already listed for the finale FWIW.  Also the Rosita actress made me feel like she was gonna bite it soon, too, as she kept saying "everyone goes eventually" last night. 


Spoiler for Hiden:
Characters who talk about buying it don't buy it, although she's been spectacularly useless of late.  And it still takes me a couple of seconds to recognize her without her hat.  And bellybutton.

This may be the best line I read in a recap in forever:

"Are we supposed to believe Daryl Dixon, redneck extraordinaire, can’t drive a stick shift? REALLY? Daryl Dixon. His name sounds like a Confederate flag brought to life."
117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 6 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: March 21, 2016, 04:12:44 AM
Well, I peeped a spoiler that really affected that episode for me.  A real bummer.  Still, knowing it was likely coming didn't lessen the impact too much, in the end, just the shock value.

I noticed no one talked to Fistbump Notcop yet.  I wonder if that'll just happen in the background.  I really liked that doctor.  I saw someone griping about one of the mundane conversations she'd had with Daryl in an earlier episode, and I just couldn't believe it.  I absolutely loved it.  Clearly they did two because they kept pairing them up to have meaningless and kind of awkward discussions (tonight's bit about the stick shift was another example).  They had a good energy.

I'm standing by my prediction from the beginning of the season last year that someone big is going to die.  I actually saw another spoiler about that (I swear I wasn't hunting these down), though it seemed to be from a different source.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Either Daryl or Glen is going to get the Negan treatment.  They supposedly bought the rights to a song that has lyrics that could go either way.  However, there's a rumor that Emily Kinney was on set, so they think she may be singing it to Daryl.  OTOH, it could be about the baby.  Or it could all be bullshit. I have to say, with Carol away, it's a perfect time for Daryl to buy it.

Anyway, tonight was another good episode for the most part.  I really liked the stuff with Eugene 2.0.  I liked the Doc's speech, even though the longer it went on, the more likely the spoiler I'd read was going to come true.  But at least Daryl got his crossbow back (which was also spoiled).  Although that kind of closure is not a good sign.
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/22/16) on: March 21, 2016, 03:59:04 AM
I've already got Day of the Tentacle pre-ordered, and I'm surprisingly excited about it.

The Automatron DLC is coming, too.

The only other thing I'm interested in is Trackmania.  I've always enjoyed it on the PC, but it's never cracked the consoles.  I hope this one does it.
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Nintendo NX Console - aka Super Nintendo 2 on: March 19, 2016, 06:05:40 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 18, 2016, 11:34:20 PM

Not to mention that Nintendo has been famously behind-the-times with every portable screen they have ever released, from the monochrome original Gameboy, to the unlit original GBA, the low res DS, to the single-touch WiiU Gamepad. 

In the past they have gone for cheap production prices and high battery life over fancy/new/big screens.

Skipped over the 3DS there.  Granted it wasn't perfect, but it sure as hell was innovative (and the New 3DS came pretty close to the promise originally made).

I can't imagine they're blind enough to not give this at least current bells and whistles.  Maybe they won't have the hard press features of the newest iPhones, but everything else, surely.  From some of the other rumors for this thing, it does sound like they're at least trying to be competitive (while still trying something bizarre and new).

This unit does seem more bizarre than new, though.  I can imagine picked that up and being pretty dazzled by the screen bleeding all over it, at least initially.  That has the potential to look pretty sexy.  But it also seems like that'll wear off pretty quickly.  Meanwhile, you've instantly made this harder to develop games for which, let's face it, is Nintendo biggest problem.  Whatever this NX turns out to be, it needs to be inundated with 3rd party games.

Developing for that screen will require additional code and additional testing, no question.
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Nintendo NX Console - aka Super Nintendo 2 on: March 18, 2016, 09:21:16 PM
Here's a pic of the patent, btw, for those that are click-through phobic:



I may have been looking at the original upside down, regarding the white strip.
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