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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2015, 10:35 InBlack
 
nin wrote on Oct 27, 2015, 10:11:
Star Wars: The Original Trilogy - The Force Awakens Mashup. Thanks JDreyer.

Both (ANH and TFA) appear to very much have a "passing the torch" vibe, in a good way. Just as Luke learns of the force, his history and connection to it, and what it means for the future, I suspect Episode 7 to have the same vibe, with the younger cast, and the older cast taking a step back from center frame (and perhaps eventually disappearing entirely).

And I'm ok with that, finally. I think if you truly love something, you have to accept that things will change, and that the future will be different than what you might adore right now.


I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand I was never a huge Star Wars fan, but I am a huge Sci-Fi fan. I too grew up with these movies, and loved them as much as the next kid. When I watch them as an adult, I can still appreciate the vision and the great epic, sci-fi opera feel, and despite the flaws of the films I still feel that no film has even attempted (apart from the godawful Episodes I, II and III) let alone captured this 'space opera' atmosphere, and still feel that Vader is the greatest Sci-Fi film villain of all time.
Why the mixed feelings you ask? Because like every single film that has ever grown into a franchise property, this will all turn to shit. The new film might even capture some of that 'space opera' feel, but it will never live up the original trilogy. This saddens me as a sci-fi connoisseur, as I feel that maybe there was space for a new generation of kids to grow up with a new space opera film totally unrelated to Star Wars (before you ask, Guardians of the Galaxy doesn't even come close) if this very talented group of people working on this film tried to do their own thing. (Sort of like Lucas did with Star Wars).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2015, 10:23 InBlack
 
I take it "Only Fools and Horses" was never really that popular in the States. One of my favorite character from the show was called Trigger.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Beta Today
3. Re: Overwatch Beta Today Oct 27, 2015, 10:15 InBlack
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Beta Today
1. Re: Overwatch Beta Today Oct 27, 2015, 10:12 InBlack
 
Wasn't expecting this. Pleasantly surprised. Does anyone know is this limited to NA only? Can any of us poor sobs from the EU hope to get invited at all?  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Preload Plans
25. Re: Fallout 4 Preload Plans Oct 27, 2015, 05:07 InBlack
 
harlock wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 20:45:
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i have near zero interest in this.. which is a shame considering its in the Fallout series and i fucking loved that damn game when it came out.. it was like "WOW NEW RPG GAMES ARE GOING TO BE SO AWESOME NOW!!!"

yeh, so it didnt quite work out like that... as always, money ruins everything

I don't think that's really true. Not all RPGs have turned out the way of the old Fallout, but there's plenty of really good RPGs still. Witcher 3 is an obvious one that comes to mind.

And the sad reality is that Fallout 1 and 2 sold very poorly. Other than a Kickstarter, we'd have never seen a sequel to it in their vein.

of course nothing is black and white.. i knew witcher would come up and yeh thats a great game, num 3 was amazing - but honestly i consider those games in their own category since you are role-playing a deeply established character

my main point is the technical level of achievement in F2 has really not been surpassed, and only a few games come close - and again, its not perfect - but there is a particular blend of many many choices all interacting together, in terms of (especially) dialog, characterization, play style, and the open endedness of it all

it really was a high water mark, ive played them again recently and this is no nostalgic bullshit - those games had a shitload of work poured into them - and they were made for nerds, not brosters and console kiddies, so there was no dumbing down, no hand holding, and no fear of presenting the player with a lot of complexity or difficulty

and actually another one of these high water marks that has never been surpassed is Jagged Alliance 2... same deal, play it today and you will understand

of course if you cant deal with "shitty graphics" or whatever then none of this makes sense anyways... and honestly im not interested in a debate, im not looking to convince anyone of anything... make up your own minds, fucking live it up while you can

I agree with this 100%. Not buying F4 at release, but will check word of mouth etc. etc. but I have kind of a bad feeling about this one. I just wish Bethesda had outsourced development of all of their Fallouts to Obsidian after New Vegas. They should stick with Elder Scrolls...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 26, 2015, 12:30 InBlack
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 11:55:
InBlack wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 10:13:
Linthat22 wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 10:07:
Put me in the "old fuddy duddy" column, since none of this live streaming stuff doesn't make sense. I don't get wanting to watch someone playing a game versus playing it myself.

It's actually quite illuminating, especially with competitive games. You know, the same reason why people enjoy watching sports but don't actually play them.


No it's not. I watch football because I can't play the game at that physical level. Anything that I can't do - really well at least - is something that usually interests me. Watching people do what I can do, play games, golf, etc. is something I'd rather do than ever watch someone do.


I can play football (soccer) but I can't play it on the same level as Ronaldo or Messi. Same with any e-sports game. There is no way I can play those games on the level that I can watch pro teams going at it on twitch.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 26, 2015, 10:20 InBlack
 
About that DarkHorizons article. The article headline mentions "White" but the article itself doesn't mention race anywhere, only age and sex. Kind of scummy if you ask me.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 26, 2015, 10:16 InBlack
 
Thanks for the recommendation Blue, Im a fan of Patrick Stewart so will try and find the first season somewhere.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 26, 2015, 10:13 InBlack
 
Linthat22 wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 10:07:
Put me in the "old fuddy duddy" column, since none of this live streaming stuff doesn't make sense. I don't get wanting to watch someone playing a game versus playing it myself.

It's actually quite illuminating, especially with competitive games. You know, the same reason why people enjoy watching sports but don't actually play them.

 
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News Comments > Another Steam User Record
3. Re: Another Steam User Record Oct 26, 2015, 10:09 InBlack
 
gravity wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 10:06:
Am I alone in the feeling that my preference for Steam is starting to wane?

Not sure if it's due to the flood of poor quality games, or simply my age is beginning to take hold.

My PS4 is much more appealing to me these days... I know, I've committed adultery.

Im with you on this. Im much less interested in the games that do come out, and those that do catch my interest I usually get elsewhere now since I get better deals that way. (For example the Witcher 3) I don't even have the Steam client installed anymore. When a good game that requires Steam comes along, Ill probably be back, but until then Im staying away and not missing it really.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 26, 2015, 06:48 InBlack
 
Bill Murray AMA is awesome.  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
1. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 26, 2015, 06:19 InBlack
 
Looking forward to this. One of my favorite P.K.Dick novels...  
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News Comments > Falcon Collection on GOG.com
11. Re: Falcon Collection on GOG.com Oct 24, 2015, 04:34 InBlack
 
My 486DX2/66Mhz was a monster back then. Your puny SX based processors didn't stand a chance  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Ready to Roll
25. Re: Fallout 4 Ready to Roll Oct 24, 2015, 04:29 InBlack
 
DangerDog wrote on Oct 23, 2015, 22:37:
If it's not region locked then it's game on, haven't heard on this one but I wouldn't be surprised if it were region locked.

Why would a single player game be region locked?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: The First Person to Run a Marathon Without Telling Anyone. Oct 23, 2015, 10:00 InBlack
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trailer
2. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trailer Oct 23, 2015, 09:58 InBlack
 
Adam Jensen looks like an old Keanu Reeves. Kind of lame.  
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News Comments > Halo 5 PC Possibilities
3. Re: Halo 5 PC Possibilities Oct 23, 2015, 09:54 InBlack
 
Win 10 exclusive? There is precedent.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 23, 2015, 06:33 InBlack
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 23, 2015, 03:23:
Kxmode wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 18:40:
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 17:51:
Ant wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 15:45:
Blue wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 15:35:
Ant wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 15:17:
Why does Stephen Heaslip sound like...? Oh nevermind.

Haha, nothing rhymes with orange.
Uhh, that joke went over my head.

borderlands 2 nothing rhymes with orange

Reminds me of the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Darmok" about a race of aliens who basically communicate through memes that originated from their culture. Obviously no one besides their race understands.

Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra!

Picard and Dathon at El-adrel

Such a good episode.

Shaka, when the walls fell. Fantastic episode!
 
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News Comments > etc.
42. Re: etc. Oct 23, 2015, 06:30 InBlack
 
Somebody should sit George down in front of a big screen while his grandson plays the Witcher 3. Or maybe Wing Commander 3 I would suggest KOTOR but that would probably give him a stroke when he realizes how much better the plot is in that compared to the last three movies he directed.  
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News Comments > Total War WARHAMMER in April; Preorders Begin
5. Re: Total War WARHAMMER in April; Preorders Begin Oct 23, 2015, 06:23 InBlack
 
I had great fun with Total War II, bugs, warts and all. Ill probably be getting this at release, depending on whether I can find a GMG discount or something. Still not pre-ordering as I have a mostly firm policy against that. I advise everyone not to pre-order either. If for no other reason than that this game will most probably be delayed at least once.  
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