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Signed On May 12, 2008, 03:03
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 20, 2015, 14:15 Cyanotetyphas
 
Take that, Reading Rainbow! Suckas!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2015, 18:13 Cyanotetyphas
 
No problem.

I think it's an easy movie to hate, and yeah Lindelhof has interesting ideas but doesn't wrap things up very nicely from what I've seen. Especially in sci-fi it's easy to get rubbed the wrong way, because it's all so speculative that people forget it's important to ground it in characters. Blade Runner is mostly just Ford walking around gumshoeing and it works really well.
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2015, 17:59 Cyanotetyphas
 
I am always surprised to see people say this, can I ask what specifically about the movie you liked? What made it enjoyable? I'm not looking to attack your opinion and I know taste is subjective but no one can ever explain what they liked about it when I ask.

Sure, I'll try. Let me first say, it's not perfect and think the criticisms of the characters acting like insane people is perfectly valid.

As to what I enjoyed, I think it was really ambitious philosophically. Grafted onto the Alien origin story are all these ideas about what legacy, religion, and parents really mean. There are a ton of thematic lines coursing through the film, such as the issue of parentage between Charlize Therone, Fassbender, and papa Guy Pearce.

Theron is the rightful heir with a known, clear relationship to her father, but she love/hates the guy, getting involved with a fools errand as she desperately seeks approval. Fassbender's android, meanwhile, is the prodigal son but his ties to Pearce are murkier and he can't reconcile what he is with himself, because he knows he was specifically constructed to be that way. Main character Rapace also has daddy issues. This ties in really well to the main plot, which concerns finding the parents of the human race. Everyone going in kind of assumes its going to be a godlike sophist, but, as David(fassbender) already has experienced with his own father, it ends up being an inscrutable malcontent. The engineer they find, kin of the creators of all humanity, is hell bent on their destruction. Now contrast this with the origin story that concludes the film, the creation of the xenomorph. What would a race of xenomorphs find if they ever became civil and tried to find their origins? The story of their inception (this film) is a bunch of mixed up crap that would be nearly impossible to find meaning in. Is there any origin story that would be satisfying that doesn't end up with God? I think thats why the film deals with religion too. For instance, they specifically say the ship they find, which was supposed to go destroy earth with that black crap, was crippled by an accident about 2000 years ago. That's an awfully peculiar date in a film where the main character is notably Christian.

Anyway, I don't want to keep going down the rabbit hole since you guys maybe didn't like the film that much anyway. Suffice to say, even though the "reality" of the film was a bit like swiss cheese, I still thought there were a lot of interesting things to think about that elevated it about its stylistic dumb blockbuster DNA.

Okay, hope that makes sense.

P.S. Has nothing to do with the above but the medipod scene was probably the most gripping scene in a movie I'd seen that year. I think Ridley is kind of getting to old-fogey stage (hence Exodus) but he's still got some juice.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 19, 2015, 15:15 Cyanotetyphas
 
Don't you think Dota2 bought its legitimacy with those prize pools?

Chess doesn't have a stigma but good luck getting anyone to play that.
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2015, 15:13 Cyanotetyphas
 
I liked Prometheus, but it wasn't an Aliens movie and the franchise has been lying in the gutter for a few decades now.

Blomkamp actually gives this a shot at being good - he's not a hired gun, he actually likes violence (unlike Fincher), and he'll put the script together himself. Don't get too excited though guys. You know who wrote Alien Resurrection? None other than the savior of Marvel himself, Joss Whedon.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Indie Assault - Steam Greenlight. Feb 19, 2015, 15:07 Cyanotetyphas
 
"Indie Assault is a love letter to your favorite fighting games.."

If you favorite fighting game is only Smash Brothers?
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
18. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 19, 2015, 14:53 Cyanotetyphas
 
Being a couple years behind is the best. The one notable exception is the backward compatible PS3s. I think that was the first generation that lost features as it went on.  
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News Comments > Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth to Add 100-200 Hours of Gameplay
8. Re: Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth to Add 100-200 Hours of Gameplay Feb 17, 2015, 19:00 Cyanotetyphas
 
No, you were correct, BOI's Edmund Mcmillen was also working on Mewgenics but its sounds like they were having some trouble making it fun under all the weird systems they were adding in.  
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News Comments > Terraria: Otherworld Revealed
5. Re: Terraria: Otherworld Revealed Feb 16, 2015, 22:37 Cyanotetyphas
 
ViRGE wrote on Feb 16, 2015, 22:07:
Slashman wrote on Feb 16, 2015, 20:32:
How is this NOT Terraria 2?
Agreed. Terraria 2 would NOT be a bad thing, so I'm unsure why they're trying to stay away from that concept.

Assuming I corrected you correctly above, they probably don't want to spend time adding a bunch of new assets and features to justify a sequel moniker. You know people would hang them out to dry without a big overall for the sequel.
 
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News Comments > Steam & Dota 2 Records
21. Re: Steam & Dota 2 Set Peak User Records Feb 16, 2015, 21:58 Cyanotetyphas
 
Osc8r wrote on Feb 16, 2015, 21:26:

Skill ceiling really high? FPS are about reflexes mostly - now compare the pace of modern MMO's with Quake. Modern FPS's in general are garbage, designed for console kiddies with aim assist, and where multiplayer is an afterthought to the linear singleplayer campaign, cutscenes, and marketing.

Watch Dendi play dota, the game simply has way more complexity and thought process than any FPS game could ever dream of, plus it also requires amazing reflexes to boot.

Wonder why the top 100 e-sport earners are pretty much all MOBA or RTS players and not FPS'ers? And why 9 out the top 10 earners are from dota 2 and not CS? Nope, neither do i cause it's pretty damn obvious.

Only on bluesnews are MOBA considered 'easy mode' games.

I think it would be very interesting to divide a group of twenty gamers in half and have 10 play chess for a month and 10 play super hexagon for a month then bring them back to Dota. My guess is the hex kids would have the edge but who knows.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 16, 2015, 21:55 Cyanotetyphas
 
Goddamn you Sony you unbelievable bastards. Did they turn development of Last Guardian over to Lizard Squad or something?  
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News Comments > Terraria: Otherworld Revealed
3. Re: Terraria: Otherworld Revealed Feb 16, 2015, 21:53 Cyanotetyphas
 
From the blurb it sounds like they're going to be experimenting with giving you a slightly better guided narrative and progression system within the sandbox. Terraria 1 was mostly just a list of things to kill.  
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News Comments > Reload Released
13. Re: Reload Released Feb 16, 2015, 01:48 Cyanotetyphas
 
Glad there's finally a non-violent game where you can peacefully use a firearm to destroy targets which would never represent people. Have to keep the homestead safe from stationary paper targets and clay pigeons flying away at speed.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 12, 2015, 22:09 Cyanotetyphas
 
Maybe one day instead of life insurance policies, Facebook will just buy out your estate and use your lifeless profile to huck Cheezits and Livenation ads to your living friends.

"Grandpas enjoying Mint Oreos...in heaven. lol."
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 12, 2015, 17:46 Cyanotetyphas
 
Well to be fair to nerd rage, you do have to use PSN to watch Netflix or Hulu off the box so when that is prevented by an unrelated service being down it's pretty annoying.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
55. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 12, 2015, 17:40 Cyanotetyphas
 
Dearest Red and Julio,

Epidemiology is such that you probably cannot avoid exposure in the manners you are suggesting. Almost every disease, up through Ebola, presents itself like a cold in the beginning. Do you go on lockdown whenever you get a cold? If not, you are definitely spreading the virus. And the idea that everyone could avoid the world when sick(work, family, especially kids) really breaks down at the lower income levels, where people can't afford to rearrange their life.

A related issue is disease reservoirs. Animals and asymptomatic humans can harbor the virus and trigger new outbreaks in unpredictable ways. This is also why we could not destroy the common cold even if everyone in the world avoided each other for two weeks. I think that trying to keep the USA unvaccinated and use only using border control would eventually trigger an epidemic.

 
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3. Re: etc., etc. Feb 11, 2015, 22:11 Cyanotetyphas
 
Honestly it would have been better for Peter and his company if the center of the cube was a Rick rolling.  
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News Comments > GOG.com Galaxy Stress Test Tomorrow
1. Re: GOG.com Galaxy Stress Test Tomorrow Feb 11, 2015, 22:05 Cyanotetyphas
 
This seems like a pretty cool idea. One way GoG can set themselves apart from the online store crowd. I never understood why these companies couldn't at least leave one server up when they decided to drop the game, but now hopefully there will be ways to play those legacy multiplayer titles.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 11, 2015, 22:02 Cyanotetyphas
 
Its funny to me that we're talking about software updates to the TV. The future is here and it is annoying.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 10, 2015, 16:05 Cyanotetyphas
 
VG Chartz has it at about 19 million PS4s to 11 million XBones, with the difference pretty much coming from Europe and Japan.

Still haven't seen a reason to pull the trigger myself but it's only been a year.
 
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