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41  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Con Man - Alan Tudyk and Nathan Filiion on: March 13, 2015, 04:36:26 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 13, 2015, 11:41:18 AM

Quote from: rittchard on March 12, 2015, 08:21:14 PM

At $1.3M now.  Makes you wonder how much they could generate for a sequel to Serenity/Firefly.  

I'm fairly confident Alan Tudyk will not be generating money for a Serenity/Firefly sequel.


It's sci-fi, there are a bazillion ways they could bring him back (clone, android, resurrection, twin brother, ghost, hologram - only took me less than a second to come up with those lol).  Or they could do a prequel.  Or continue the TV series where it left off.
42  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Con Man - Alan Tudyk and Nathan Filiion on: March 12, 2015, 08:21:14 PM
At $1.3M now.  Makes you wonder how much they could generate for a sequel to Serenity/Firefly. 
43  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC]Cities: Skylines on: March 11, 2015, 08:03:58 PM
Argh I've been forum effected!  The only thing that can stop me now is if I somehow forget all the stuff I read about it in the hours between work and getting home  crybaby
44  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel + Netflix = Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Jessic Jones, Defenders on: March 11, 2015, 05:08:30 PM

Quote from: farley2k on March 10, 2015, 03:12:18 PM

New trailer for Daredevil. This looks dark and gritty but kind of good (dark and gritty isn't usually my thing)

I saw it last night too, looks pretty cool.  Also excited this will be the first new show I'll watch entirely in 4K!
45  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 11, 2015, 05:07:20 PM

Quote from: Purge on March 11, 2015, 01:19:23 PM

That Apple Pay? You guys in the States (in any of the ones I've been to) don't even have chip support or Tap 2 Pay. I can imagine the spotty support that Apple Pay will get.

Errr it's already been in McDonald's for quite a while and I've used it there all the time.  Also used it at Big 5 a while back.  They just announced another batch of vendors that are using it too.

http://www.macworld.com/article/2834669/the-ultimate-guide-on-how-and-where-to-use-apple-pay.html

46  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 10, 2015, 09:57:44 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 10, 2015, 05:46:39 PM

The difference between the public reaction to the iPad versus the iWatch is that there was at least SOME recognition of what the iPad was good for.

Honestly among my friends, even including the Apple haters, there has been far more positive interest in the watch than there was (initially) for the iPad.  Could just be an anomaly, I don't know.  Some like the look, some like the health functionality, some like the communication possibilities.  I had forgotten about the Apple Pay functionality.  Things they demoed yesterday like Uber, Spotify and Passbook just seem like naturally useful ideas.

As for me, I used to love wearing watches, but I haven't worn one pretty much since I started using the iPhone.  I really haven't thought much about use cases the way I did with the iPad before it released, but as I mentioned somewhere before, I look down around wrist level ALL THE TIME.  It's really not too hard to imagine if there was something useful or interesting or fun there, that it could have a positive impact on my life.  Certainly while driving it would be far easier to interact with a watch than my phone.  Or in the bathroom, or while jogging/walking/exercising.  I can imagine women who carry their phone in their purse would have even more every day use cases.

Just like with the iPad, it comes down to how open your mind is to something like this, and how creative developers are with their apps.  I suspect with time (no pun intended), the apps and use cases will flow and improve naturally, the same way they did with the iPad, and this will open peoples' minds as they see it used on a day to day basis.
47  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 10, 2015, 04:44:02 PM
Don't forget when the iPad was announced there were a ton of detractors.  Many many people, reviewers and regular folk alike, were all generally pretty negative, or at best, they "didn't get it."  I saw all the same arguments: it would be obsolete in a year, there wasn't a "need" for it, it was too expensive, etc etc.  And look at how it fared regardless.  

Granted you might argue this is a very different animal since it's entering a market that pre-exists.  But then again, I could argue that was the same with the original iPhone.  Like them or hate them, Apple knows what they are doing.  More importantly, they are willing and able to adapt to user feedback, and continue to improve their products on all fronts, software/OS, apps and hardware.  

My prediction: they will sell like hotcakes and there will be no stock available for the first few months. You'll see famous stars wearing the gold ones on TV and movies.  By Christmas it will be the hot ticket item.  


P.S.  My heartbeat is coming for you, Lee!!!
48  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 09, 2015, 11:31:02 PM
Oh come on, everyone knows the real killer app for the Watch is being able to draw dirty pictures and instantly send them to your friends while you're stuck in a boring work meeting.
49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 09, 2015, 09:39:40 PM

Quote from: Teggy on March 09, 2015, 07:48:49 PM

Are the price differences purely size/case/band? No differences in the functionality?

I believe so.  I think this is the general breakdown:

Sport: made of Aluminium (say in British accent) with Ion-X Glass surface and "fluoroelastener" band (i.e plastic lol) $350 (38mm) or $400 (42mm) base

Regular: made of Magical Stainless Steel with Sapphire Crystal cover with nicer band options (leather, steel loop), start at $550 or $600

Rich People Edition: made of 18K gold with Sapphire Crystal cover with leather and gold stuff, $1 gazillion
50  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 09, 2015, 06:41:57 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on March 09, 2015, 06:36:14 PM

Yeah, apple those prices for the watch?!!!  I know you go for the premium market but WTF

huh?  It was pretty much exactly what they said earlier and what everyone has been predicting for months.  Sure the super one was insane, but that was expected.

Main one starts at $350, the second tier starts at $550 - some people were predicting the second tier would start at $750.

More interesting - 18 hour battery life?!?
51  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 09, 2015, 05:47:44 PM
Damn you Apple and your freaking new Macbooks lol!  I had already decided against it due to the lack of regular USB (which I use a lot at work), but my resolve is weakening.
52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Apple] It's about time... on: March 09, 2015, 04:57:50 PM
Spring Forward media event about to begin, will be interesting to see how they price structure the Apple Watch...

http://www.apple.com/live/2015-mar-event/

53  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Dungeon Hunter 5 on: March 09, 2015, 04:56:07 PM
www.dungeonhunter5.com

Releasing March 12th!

Gameloft really can crank out the sequels lol.  I don't know why but I have a good feeling about this one.  The footage I've seen looks fantastic, about as close to Diablo 3 as I might imagine possible on a tablet.  They've also added elements from other online games like creating your own dungeon with traps that other people can enter.  Of course it's still probably an IAP game, so it will be interesting to see how that plays out.
54  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 09, 2015, 04:49:46 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 09, 2015, 12:21:19 PM

So, as I was saying about Carol...

Wow, that was a great speech with the kid.  Creepy as shit.  We saw both other members of the coup group start to accept this place.  Rick took the stamp and gave a kiss and saw Carl happy.  And I have to say it was awesome watching Daryl with Aaron.  They picked the perfect job for him, too.

So they both seem to be on their way back to accepting society.  Sure, there's some tension bubbling.  That's going to surface like it did for Sasha (I thought we were going to lose her at one point, which would be a shame because I think she's pretty good [and I like looking at her]), but you can see them fitting in, eventually.

But Carol is on a crusade.  Maybe it's because she spent her time in the old world with an abusive husband, pretending the world was normal, and she wants to destroy anything like that, but I just think she's in a different place than everyone else, but like she says, she's invisible, and they haven't seen it. 

Carol isn't invisible to the kids, though.  She wasn't back at the prison where she was teaching them to be hard and soulless in secret.  And she wasn't invisible to the kid in Alexandria either.

Carol is a full-on sociopath.  She knows how to appear "normal" and fly under the radar, but she has stopped seeing people with any kind of compassion, really.  Apart from Daryl.  It'll be interesting to see how that goes down.

This was a fantastic episode.  To me, this is what Walking Dead is about.  Seeing how this new world they're in differs from ours and what that does to people.  And now we're seeing it in direct comparison, in a way we haven't before, and it's fascinating.

Sometimes they get a little heavy with the symbolism (Michonne literally hanging up her sword), but as I said before that often works for this show.

The horse was an amazing bit of symbolism to me, for example (and it explains why Daryl was further along the path to accepting Alexandria).  There was the line about "the longer they're out here, the closer they get to what they really are" which was not really subtle when it comes to seeing that horse as a symbol for the group.  And then they wanted to capture it and bring it back to Alexandria.  It didn't want to and eventually, inevitably, it got eaten.  Such is the fate of staying out there.  You can see how Daryl maybe started thinking twice about being part of society again.

I honestly think this is the best arc in WD's history.  Can't believe there are only 3 episodes left.  We'll see if they can stick the landing.

Totally agree, for an episode that really wasn't "action" oriented, I found it totally engrossing and absolutely fantastic throughout.  It's the first episode in a while that had me running back to the comic books for comfort lol.  Well, not so much comfort, but more to get a better idea on where this is all heading since I didn't recall a lot of it.

It's very interesting to see where they've chosen to parallel the comic, diverge from it, and then flat out take directly from it.  The Michonne sword sequence was pretty much straight from the comic.  It appears Sasha has been dubbed in for Andrea's position as tower sharpshooter and possible interest for Spencer, but with an entirely different backstory and motivation.  Carol is a completely awesome and different addition to the mix, since she was also dead by this time in the comics (I think).  And of course Daryl + Aaron was a fantastic new character/story element that obviously was not in the comics.  I am really loving the actor they chose for Aaron, he's absolutely perfect for this role (and he does an incredible Matthew McConaghey impression lol).  The Pete/Rick/Jessie storyline appears to have been altered somewhat, but I suspect it will still push the storyline in the same direction(s).  (Side note I know I'm gushing but man is Rick so damn handsome without the crazy beard?!?  If you saw Talking Dead it was hilarious hearing Kevin Smith talk about him too.)

Speaking of Rick, I wasn't quite sure what was going on with that last scene where he's touching the wall and listening to the zombie.  Was it comforting for him to hear that?  Was the point that he is more comforted by the zombie sounds than dealing with "civilized" humans?  Anyway, it was a great way to end the episode; I guess they really want you to feel like Rick is semi-bonkers or just really far on the edge.  In the comic, at this point, he was still talking to Lori on the phone, but I don't think they wanted to retread that.

Only sad part is 3 episodes left is just not enough.  I would love a much longer season to really flesh some of these characters and storylines out, so to speak.  
55  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: March 05, 2015, 12:07:34 AM
Also I doubt the majority of moviegoers even know who Vision is, so it's more of a teaser for comic fans.  It's not like they showed Spiderman  icon_razz
56  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: March 04, 2015, 10:19:00 PM
Show is back, for better or worse!

I didn't realize it's pretty much been revealed who Skye is and what her powers are, though her origin has been altered.  Will be interesting to see if she crosses over at all with the Age of Ultron and/or Inhumans movies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daisy_Johnson#cite_note-thr-18

57  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Break Out Your Ruler: Definitive Penis Length Study Concluded on: March 04, 2015, 06:39:29 PM

Quote from: ATB on March 04, 2015, 12:02:33 PM

200 views and only four replies? Looks like a lot of fellows are too busy weeping that they don't measure up. slywink

I think it's just me hitting refresh every 10 minutes hoping for something exciting to pop up.  Pun intended.
58  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thumb sucking on: March 03, 2015, 12:30:31 AM
I'm not a parent so my thoughts are probably not too valid, but here are my two cents.  Oddly enough when I read your message my first impulse was to move my thumb toward my mouth.  I'm not trying to be funny, it was like a weird knee jerk reaction.  The same thing happens to me any time I see or hear people talk about excessive/hard eye blinking.  It's like I revert back to some weird nervous part of my life and I "have" to do it.  I sucked my thumb for quite a while as a kid, I don't remember how or when I stopped.  Later I had the aforementioned eye blinking tic.  In retrospect both seemed to be some form of nervous habit that I simply had to grow out of myself, for lack of a better way to put it.  But while they were ongoing, the more my parents talked about them, the more nervous I got.  So you might just want to try to not make a big deal out of it.  I suspect he might sense your nervousness and that makes him gravitate to it more. 
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 03, 2015, 12:21:45 AM
I don't really remember the details of this portion of the comic, only some of the major events that happens later.  I'm pretty sure the leader of the town was an old man, though.  The lady they hired reminds me totally of Captain Janeway on Voyager lol.

There are major differences with the TV show in terms of who is and isn't here: Judith, Carol(?), Daryl and Andrea are very major characters that have different storylines (or in Daryl's case don't even exist), and that could drastically change where the TV show writers decide to go.

Oh yeah, totally random but why is Rick the only one who got to shave and get a haircut lol?  Damn did he look good coming out of the shower, though!  Someone please cut Carl's hair - stat!

60  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 01, 2015, 09:37:09 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 01, 2015, 01:38:45 PM

My brother deals with it in his own way  He bought a camp in West Virginia that was a gay resort and has been building it up over the years.  Now they have their own world where they don't even have to deal with small minded idiots like that.  

Of course, he wasn't too bothered by them before considering he's 6'2" and his partner of the last 15 years is an ex-marine who's 2 inches taller than him.   icon_wink

Wow, this sounds super HOT.

But anyway, apparently there was a whole flurry of people complaining on Twitter, etc about the show.  I really thought I was immune to it after so many years, but it really bummed me out reading some of the comments. 
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the Hell Color is This Dress? on: March 01, 2015, 01:13:28 AM
This is kind of an anecdotal aside, but colors and lighting have been on my brain of late as I'm having my bathroom remodeled.  I really didn't think it would be a big deal but I'm having a really tough time coming up with the floor tile choice.  My original pick got somehow delayed so I've been searching for a quick replacement at Home Depot/Lowes, etc - places that have stock right now.

How this relates is it's fascinating to me that I can look at the same piece of tile and depending on what I sit it on, what the lighting is, how far I stand, etc. it looks drastically different.  I took 3 photos of it on the same surface with very slight differences and it looks like a different color in each shot.  I was at the store earlier, and everything I looked at appeared very different depending on if I held it one way or another, or whether it was the "glamour" shot they had with multiple pieces and grouting.  Then of course the lighting is always that harsh bright white which makes everything appear lighter. 

Obviously this is not the same thing as what's going on with the dress, but I was just reminded how easily our own perceptions of color are tweaked when conditions (lighting, distance, contrast to other objects, etc) come into play.  That makes it a little easier for me to understand how the manipulation of white balance on the dress photo can cause such a difference in what people perceive or think they see.

- - -

Another interesting aside, when I showed my colleague the 3 side by side photos from one of the links you guys posted, he described the one on the right as blue/black, left as white/gold, and in the middle as white and gold in shadow - he didn't believe me when I told him it was the same image as the one he earlier was sure was blue/black.   icon_biggrin
62  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 01, 2015, 01:04:30 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 28, 2015, 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.

Every time I let my guard down and think things have progressed where something like this wouldn't be an issue, I'm reminded again that reality is still quite different across the entire country. 
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the Hell Color is This Dress? on: February 27, 2015, 10:59:28 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 think a couple of us already said it, but yeah the white I can easily see as blue-ish or even lavender-like.  But the option was between white/gold and blue/black.  Since the "black" part completely appears as gold to me, that was the clear choice.
64  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [Kickstarter] Crowfall - "Game of Thrones meets Eve Online" on: February 27, 2015, 06:55:35 PM
Looks like they made their goal!  Surprised no one here is interested in this type of game?
65  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PC] Masquerada: Songs and Shadows on: February 27, 2015, 06:32:53 PM
http://www.witching-hour.net/portfolio/masquerada/

This looks fantastic, particularly for fans of the art style of Banner Saga and isometric/tactics combat.  It also features, apparently, gay characters with some depth:

http://www.engadget.com/2015/02/27/indie-game-gay-characters-masquerada/

Not due out til next year I guess, but I'll keep an eye out for it.
66  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 27, 2015, 06:24:13 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 27, 2015, 05:41:26 AM

Quote from: rittchard on February 27, 2015, 03:43:12 AM

Quote from: Gratch on February 27, 2015, 02:25:21 AM

Been reading some feedback, and the overwhelming consensus seems that Heavenstrike Rivals hits a massive paywall and basically becomes a pay-to-win game.  frown

That's annoying, but if you don't care about the PvP, it seems like you still get a pretty good deal considering it's free.  Unless you mean the pay to win extends to completing the pve campaign.

From what I've read, you basically hit a wall in PvE where the only way to advance is getting the currency from PvP victories.  And the only way to get PvP victories is to pay real $$ for elite troops.

No idea how accurate that is (I haven't played it yet), but the TA forumers all seemed to agree it was the case.

That sounds very plausible from what I've seen thus far, but I'm still enjoying what I'm getting for free.  The real $ is really off - it's like $1 per doodad, and it takes 5 doodads to roll for any new "card."  But they are pretty generous with doodads in the beginning, somehow I  have over 50 at the moment, though I wasn't paying attention as to where they came from.  It's too bad because I do like the game and would be happy to support it if they had some kind of more reasonable package, like with a guaranteed rare or whatever.  Either way I already got my money's worth since it was free lol.  I've had less play/enjoyment time from $60 mainstream titles.
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the Hell Color is This Dress? on: February 27, 2015, 06:18:06 PM
Holy fuck, two of my co-workers both saw black and blue lol.  Then another came in and saw white with yellow/brown.
68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the Hell Color is This Dress? on: February 27, 2015, 06:09:44 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle 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.

100% ditto.  The "white" portion I can see has blue hues, and shadowy black hues, but regardless of that, the gold is 100% clearly gold, I really can't imagine how that could be black.
69  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 27, 2015, 03:43:12 AM

Quote from: Gratch on February 27, 2015, 02:25:21 AM

Been reading some feedback, and the overwhelming consensus seems that Heavenstrike Rivals hits a massive paywall and basically becomes a pay-to-win game.  frown

That's annoying, but if you don't care about the PvP, it seems like you still get a pretty good deal considering it's free.  Unless you mean the pay to win extends to completing the pve campaign.
70  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 27, 2015, 12:04:22 AM
Regarding Heavenstrike Rivals - it's NOT multiplayer only.  The main game seems to be a campaign.  I love the graphics style, similar to FFT in many ways.

Battles are turn based, not quite as tactical as HOMM/Cards and Castles.   Similar to those games where you have multiple lanes and combat occurs between your units and your opponents units in each lane.  You choose from your pieces and place them in a lane, and then they move and attack on their own.  It's a pretty fun and simple system.  Units gain xp with each fight, as does your main leader guy.  There's IAP, but it seems kind of odd to me.  I'm not entirely sure how it works, but it seems strangely disproportionate.  The gameplay thus far does not seem hampered by the IAP but it does have some energy system, so some people might hate that.

Anyway, I think the main attraction for me is the graphics styling.
71  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 25, 2015, 07:04:56 PM
This looks pretty cool, from Squeenix:

http://toucharcade.com/2015/02/25/square-enix-and-mediatonics-heavenstrike-rivals-launches-worldwide/
72  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / [Kickstarter] Crowfall - "Game of Thrones meets Eve Online" on: February 25, 2015, 07:02:00 PM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crowfall/crowfall-throne-war-pc-mmo/description

This looks really interesting and ambitious conceptually, you have a persistent character but the world changes over time and every few months starts over, procedurally generated and with different rulesets.   
73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, PS3, Vita] Helldivers (Starship Troopers with friendly fire) on: February 25, 2015, 06:43:26 PM
This looks really cool.  How does Crossplay between the different platforms work?  I haven't paid much attention but does your PSN name/account thing go across all 3 platforms? 
74  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 24, 2015, 06:20:31 PM
That was a great description and analysis, Bullwinkle, thanks!  They've definitely been setting things up in terms of Michonne/Glenn/Rick and Maggie in particular.  Michonne in particular has been kind of the focal point for this plot element, and that's been a nice transition in her story arc.

My only issue, and it's not so much an issue as wanting to see more of everyone, is that we don't really see what's going on at all with many of the others.  Notcop fistbump, Eugene, Carol, Carl, even Daryl barely had any input on anything going on.  I'm sure I'm forgetting some other characters that have been sidelined too.  This is just one of those things that happens in every ensemble show, it's just more noticeable when everyone is grouped together closely but not necessarily saying anything.
75  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Loot Crate on: February 24, 2015, 06:09:48 PM
Oh it's pretty much what you guys said, definitely a mixed bag.  Some of the items seem pretty worthless but others are cool/fun.  And they do make for good last minute gifts.  I think my favorite item thus far was a pair of "I am Groot" socks, which I ended up giving to my nephew for his birthday.  The Funco exclusive was a weird Joker/Batman thing which I did like as well.  There's been an OK T-shirt, a couple of good comic books, and various toys. 

I do like the idea, and I like that I have some surprises to look forward to every month. 
76  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 23, 2015, 06:53:59 PM

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

Tonight was odd, it turned into a plot of a bad horror movie. Not to say I didn't enjoy it, I did, it just got cheesy.

Half the charcters just disapperarred during the barn scene. "OMG, I hate apple sauce soooo bad, don't make me eat it!" 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. Of course the windsheild wipers don't work. Abraham is driving and doesn't even notice DC is right in front of him. A battery dies when you are driving, killing the RV? 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.

Come on...

Cute goes a long way!!!  See, first he bonds with all the girls to get an "in," then sucks up to the kids and baby; it's all part of the gay agenda, dontcha' know!  icon_biggrin

But yeah, in spite of enjoying the introduction of new characters, it did seem like some scenes were cut out or missing.  Not sure if it was intentional or not.  The transition from non-trusting to trusting seemed a little abrupt.  I think this is one of the things that the writers have the most trouble with, dealing with the entire large group when they are all together.   Often enough many of them are relegated to being in the background and the audience is wondering why xxx doesn't speak up or have an opinion.  This happened on Lost a lot.  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.
77  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Interrogation or helpful? (GameStop) on: February 23, 2015, 12:09:51 AM
Or maybe try the complete opposite approach, as soon as they start talking to you pretend you are checking them out and make them insanely uncomfortable.

"Ohhhh myyyy, is that the last copy of Majora's Mask in your pants?"   nod dude Fabulous
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Interrogation or helpful? (GameStop) on: February 21, 2015, 12:41:22 AM
That sounds ridiculous, it reminds me a bit of that Comcast phone call thing that was going around a while back.

I pretty much don't buy from stores much at all these days, generally I do downloads now since many "unlock" essentially a full day sooner if it's the midnight before.  Otherwise just through Amazon.  But even the last few times I've been to a Gamestop I didn't get anything near this amount of attention. 

Are you sure he wasn't hitting on you?  Did you see his nametag, it wasn't "Rittchard" was it?   icon_eek icon_eek icon_eek
79  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Phase 3 Updates on: February 20, 2015, 12:56:12 AM
After I had mentioned Dylan O' Brien for Spidey, I found it's been making the news quite a bit:

http://moviepilot.com/posts/2015/02/18/why-dylan-o-brien-is-the-spider-man-the-mcu-needs-2704487?

Probably a lot of wishful thinking, but news is claiming he and Logan Lerman are the front-runners.  Logan is a good actor and may have a larger fan base (from Percy Jackson), but Dylan is far and away the better choice.  While I've liked Tobey and Andrew, the thing that both lack (and Logan as well) is the innate sense of humor that I think the Spiderman character in the films is missing.  Sure they've had some fun one-liners, but they often felt a bit forced to me.  Dylan has a much more natural comic sense and timing than these other actors, but he can do all the nerdy, sensitive, action and sexy stuff on top of that.  It didn't come across much in Maze Runner, but it does on Teen Wolf and on his Youtube presence.  I really think he could potentially fit the Spiderman role the way that Robert Downey Jr. took to Iron Man.  Keeping my fingers crossed.
80  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It's been a while -- (Re)Introducing the Gaming Trend Team! on: February 20, 2015, 12:39:32 AM
This is a very exciting thread, glad to meet everyone - but Ron promised me there would be shirtless photos of all of you.   nod
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