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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Into the Black
9. Re: Into the Black Dec 4, 2014, 20:06 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 19:13:
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 19:05:
It doesn't look bad... it just comes across as unbelievable. At least X-Men Days of Future Past fixed all the problems the 2nd and 3rd movie made, but I don't see how they are going to pull it off without a Spock goes back in time 'thing'.

*shrugs*

Looks better than I expected, I'll say that.


Perhaps it's the soft bigotry of low expectations, but that was much better than I thought it was going to be. They've provided at least a tentative reason for having the old T-800. It will be interesting to see how they explain why Sarah Connor is so young and the T-800 so old. And I like the actors: Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, and (an unrecognizable) Emelia Clarke, all excellent in previous roles. I also appreciate them going Korean for the bad guy: Byung-hun Lee was great in I Saw the Devil. I didn't even mind them coopting famous lines from the original movie. Somehow it worked for me. The trailer puts the movie on my radar, where as before it was on the bottom of the ocean.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $65M
55. Re: Star Citizen at $65M Dec 4, 2014, 13:17 jdreyer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 08:57:
nin wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 08:56:
Have they already done hats? I mean they seem like a no brainer, after TF2. Maybe they could mix it up and sell shoes instead.

or buckle belts

Or chrome-plated sidearms.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
43. Re: Op Ed Dec 4, 2014, 13:16 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 18:47:
Evil Timmy wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 12:21:
Man, I'll bet Derek Smart is kicking himself for not working on the BC/UC series. He could have made All The Money first and never have to actually come through on his undeliverable promises. So, if he hasn't discovered it yet, everyone hush and don't spoil it by telling him that Kickstarter is a thing that exists. He might rupture an ego.

Except of course Chris Roberts had made Wing Commander previously, whereas Derek Smart comes from a history where he just called everyone a cunt online.

I'm not sure the same fame is there.

I LOL'd that pretty hard.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 4, 2014, 13:03 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 12:57:

If I reincarnated, I'd be a Honey Badger. Because Honey Badger don't give a FUCK!

Actually, according to this scientific documentary, honey badgers don't give a shit. A minor quibble, I realize, but a correction nonetheless.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 4, 2014, 12:58 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 12:30:
The lightsaber that gets turned on, gets the side blades, then a back blade, and then side blades for the back blade was pretty hilarious too.

Yeah, I thought it was a hilarious parody. Also loved the landspeeder winding among the xwings.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 4, 2014, 12:46 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 09:38:
Wes Anderson Presents: Star Wars Force Awakens Trailer.

OMG - brilliant!


Yes, that was perfect.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 4, 2014, 12:39 jdreyer
 
Street Fighter II's Creator Says Mobile Games Will Crush Consoles.

But PC games will live. FOREVER!!! MWUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
 
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News Comments > Free Age of Wonders with GOG.com Winter Sale
15. Re: Free Age of Wonders with GOG.com Winter Sale Dec 4, 2014, 12:37 jdreyer
 
Orogogus wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 12:29:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 12:22:
Creston wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 11:31:
I wonder if this whole "Flash sales every hour!" thing really works or leads to that many more visits/sales. Who actually goes and checks their website every hour?

I visited Steam a lot less this past sale b/c there were no flash sales last week: once a day vs. 4-5 times per day. Anecdotal I realize, but I have a feeling no flash sales was an experiment for Steam, and we'll see them return for the winter sale.

On the flip side, an hour is too fast for me. I just don't bother looking. It's too much like playing a freemium game that treats you like your time is worthless. 4-5 times a day might be about right; if they run 6 of them at once for 6 hours at a time then I'll probably check in. 24 times a day is well into piss-off territory.

Actually, GOG adds games every hour, but they stay on sale for 5 or 6 hours, so you don't need to check every hour.
 
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News Comments > Free Age of Wonders with GOG.com Winter Sale
14. Re: Free Age of Wonders with GOG.com Winter Sale Dec 4, 2014, 12:34 jdreyer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 12:30:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 12:27:
Still 175K left of free Age of Wonders! Looks like it's going down about 1K every 3 mins. And that might accelerate as word spreads. There's probably only a couple of hours left before they run out.

How many will then play it past 1 hour?

Oh, I'm not going to play it. I just want it in my collection. It's a classic!

I kid, of course. I love old-school RTSs and missed this one the first time around. This is perfect for playing offline on business trips and such. Still, to your point, it would be interesting to see the the stats for how many people actually play the games given away for free.
 
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News Comments > Free Age of Wonders with GOG.com Winter Sale
11. Re: Free Age of Wonders with GOG.com Winter Sale Dec 4, 2014, 12:27 jdreyer
 
Still 175K left of free Age of Wonders! Looks like it's going down about 1K every 3 mins. And that might accelerate as word spreads. There's probably only a couple of hours left before they run out.  
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News Comments > Free Age of Wonders with GOG.com Winter Sale
10. Re: Free Age of Wonders with GOG.com Winter Sale Dec 4, 2014, 12:22 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 11:31:
I wonder if this whole "Flash sales every hour!" thing really works or leads to that many more visits/sales. Who actually goes and checks their website every hour?

I visited Steam a lot less this past sale b/c there were no flash sales last week: once a day vs. 4-5 times per day. Anecdotal I realize, but I have a feeling no flash sales was an experiment for Steam, and we'll see them return for the winter sale.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
18. Re: Into the Black Dec 4, 2014, 03:57 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 02:14:
I hear Adam Wingard's contributions to V/H/S were pretty bad.

Yeah, he basically did the "wrapper" bit that was the excuse for the five standalone vignettes. Because that part had to provide the framework for the other pieces, it was necessarily restrictive, and I'm not sure even a great director could have done much with it. You have to tell your story in 3 minute bits every 20 minutes. Still, it could have been better.

V/H/S is on Netflix streaming still. Watch the first and last vignette. They're pretty inventive. Maybe the third one too. 2 and 4 are weak though. VHS2 had some crazy-ass shit in it.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
14. Re: Into the Black Dec 4, 2014, 00:27 jdreyer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 21:15:
Agent.X7 wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 20:54:
He's flat out said when he has been asked about getting the rights back that he doesn't care and has no interest in doing anything with them right now.

That's EXACTLY what he wants you to think!

James Cameron's Terminator reboot, filming starts in 2017, my prediction recorded here for all posterity.

There are some awesome young directors out there that could do a bang up job with a Terminator movie if they were given free reign and $100M: Josh Trank, Rian Johnson, Neill Blomkamp, and Duncan Jones, just off the top of my head.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
13. Re: Into the Black Dec 4, 2014, 00:25 jdreyer
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 20:54:
He's flat out said when he has been asked about getting the rights back that he doesn't care and has no interest in doing anything with them right now.

I hadn't read anything about it, but it has been my assumption that he has no interest in the Terminator universe any longer, so what you say confirms my suspicions. Like I said the political reality it was originally based on is no longer salient, and he seems much more interested in making Avatar movies (with a more current environmental theme) and Battle Angel.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
12. Re: Evening Interviews Dec 4, 2014, 00:12 jdreyer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 19:22:
I hope you are not one against "guys being horndogs" wearing the shirt that way.

Well, if the stories are to be believed, she's got a pretty healthy appetite.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
9. Re: On Sale Dec 4, 2014, 00:09 jdreyer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 22:57:
My thing has always been, "if you can offer it at 19.99, it should always be 19.99".

I hear you, but apparently the super cheap price serves as a kind of advertising, and a whole bunch of people keep buying it even after it goes back up. Not defending, just explaining the principle.
 
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News Comments > Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under
61. Re: Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under Dec 3, 2014, 21:16 jdreyer
 
jomisab wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 17:33:
It has always struck me as odd that the U.S. is so prudish about TV/movie content but never gives an NC-17 rating to anything that is over-the-top graphic/violent. I kind of think that will change over time however. Sex and porn are so easily accessible on the net, and in this country, that's not likely to change, which I guess is somewhat ironic.

You're more optimistic than I. When I read stats that almost half of Americans believe in Creationism, and a full third take the bible literally, I lose hope.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: Into the Black Dec 3, 2014, 20:15 jdreyer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 20:05:
nin wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 20:03:

(full) Trailer comes out tomorrow. If you want to know the plot, with mild spoilers, it's here, and sounds horrible.

Gah, no full spoilers! And yeah, it'll be a terrible film most likely, as Cameron (as producer) runs it into the ground, to regain control of the Terminator license in 2017. Tinfoil hats, on!

Huh, I don't see Cameron as producer, just Writer (characters). I assume that means he is getting credit for the original characters he created back in the day (John Connor, Kyle Reese, etc.), but has no direct involvement with the film beyond that.

Cameron as a director has such a singular vision, and is such a ball breaker about getting exactly what he wants, that in a limited role I don't think he would have much effect. His great movies are great because he made them great through force of will and involvement in every facet: Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator, & T2.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Dec 3, 2014, 20:08 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 20:03:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 19:54:
Hrm, that was the most teasing "Tease" trailer I've seen in awhile, even worse than the Star Wars Episode 7 one. Not much useful information to be gleaned from that, except it seems to be true that old Arnold Terminator will make an appearance.

(full) Trailer comes out tomorrow. If you want to know the plot, with mild spoilers, it's here, and sounds horrible.


Yeah, the only decent Terminator movies were done by James Cameron, and he's not interested any longer. Also, while some of the themes are still relevant today, the main impetus for the movies was a future dystopian projection of the cold war. It doesn't quite have the same bite with the cold war largely over.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 3, 2014, 20:04 jdreyer
 
Not a fan of my online purchases going up, but states have been struggling for years to stay in the green due to lower tax revenues, and local infrastructure across the US is crumbling. The bottom line is the states could use the money. The original argument, that taxation would stifle internet growth, is no longer valid. The internet is now the most influential tech in the industrialized world with hundreds of billions of dollars in infrastructure around the globe. It can't be stopped, and it ain't going anywhere either.  
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