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Signed On November 23, 2003
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

14. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2020, 13:48  MacLeod 
 
The Pyro wrote on Feb 28, 2020, 12:08:
MacLeod wrote on Feb 28, 2020, 11:56:
Michael O'Hare (Sinclair), Jerry Doyle (Garibaldi), Richard Biggs (Franklin), Stephen Furst (Vir), Andreas Katsulas (G'Kar)...

So many actors that played main characters on Babylon 5 have passed.

Alas, that list was not exhaustive: Jeff Conaway (Zack, security chief) has also passed.

I knew there was someone I was missing as I was typing it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

6. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2020, 11:58  MacLeod 
 
PHJF wrote on Feb 28, 2020, 11:30:
Color Out of Space is now available for rent. I'm gonna watch it tonight.

There's a german black and white movie on Amazon Prime (listed as "Colour out of Space", though the German title is "The Color"), that's actually a really well done adaptation, and the concept of doing it in BW with color only for the color was pretty smart.

Now that it's available for rent, I'll have to watch the Cage one.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

5. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2020, 11:56  MacLeod 
 
Michael O'Hare (Sinclair), Jerry Doyle (Garibaldi), Richard Biggs (Franklin), Stephen Furst (Vir), Jeff Conaway (Zack), Andreas Katsulas (G'Kar)...

So many actors that played main characters on Babylon 5 have passed.

This comment was edited on Feb 28, 2020, 13:49.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher TV Series Causes Huge Game Sales Bump

10. Re: The Witcher TV Series Causes Huge Game Sales Bump Feb 17, 2020, 15:15  MacLeod 
 
So you're saying that the Netflix show caused people to...

Toss a coin to their Witcher

Jaskier's publicity plan in action!
 
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News Comments > Conan Chop Chop Delayed Again

1. Re: Conan Chop Chop Delayed Again Feb 12, 2020, 10:24  MacLeod 
 
Wait... it's delayed until Q2... April 1st starts Q2... could this be the greatest year-long April Fool's joke?

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

1. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 7, 2020, 11:42  MacLeod 
 
It's funny, I was looking at the pictures and said to myself "Man, these sure look like they're out of Scythe", then immediately got to the paragraph that it's an artbook for Scythe. lol.  
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News Comments > Get Farming Simulator 19 for Free

8. Re: Get Farming Simulator 19 for Free Jan 30, 2020, 23:07  MacLeod 
 
Neutronbeam wrote on Jan 30, 2020, 20:32:
So it's... Dirt cheap?

It's about time a deal on this game cropped up.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 29, 2020, 12:05  MacLeod 
 
Octopussy's theme song was "All Time High"...
 
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News Comments > Dying Light 2 Delayed

11. Re: Dying Light 2 Delayed Jan 21, 2020, 08:47  MacLeod 
 
Slick wrote on Jan 21, 2020, 02:04:
What ever happened to Dead Island 2? Wasn't that announced like before the first Dying Light even came out? Am I misremembering this? DID I FORGET TO TAKE MY PILLS?

Supposedly still in development... Yager Development pitched to Deep Silver in 2012, got the deal... they split in 2015, and development was taken over by Sumo Digital, and then in 2019 it switched to Dambuster Studios (an internal Deep Silver studio)... so it should be GREAT! :p
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse

3. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 6, 2020, 10:56  MacLeod 
 
The Pyro wrote on Jan 6, 2020, 09:34:
Apparently their "research" re: Jaskier consisted of reading uninformed social media comments for 5 minutes. Jaskier is the character's original name in the Polish books. It was changed to Dandelion in the English version because the literal translation (buttercup) sounds too feminine.

Yeah, the first point on this list should actually be on the "10 reasons why I don't read ScreenRant articles"
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Hits New High Player Count

27. Re: Re: The Witcher 3 Hits New High Player Count Dec 31, 2019, 12:56  MacLeod 
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 30, 2019, 22:27:
The folks at data company Parrot Analytics beg to differ. That's the problem with people named "Beaver" on this site. Facts and numbers don't supersede truthiness and bias.

There's a slight issue with the comparison numbers though...

It beat The Mandalorian by 12 million impressions... but Mando's last episode released early, on Wednesday of the previous week, so there would be less hits for that, and the new episode didn't hit until the 27th, so it basically did about 10% better for a time frame where there wasn't a "new" episode of the Mandalorian out.

Not saying the number isn't still good, but they made a mistake in comparing this specific week.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

4. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 27, 2019, 14:12  MacLeod 
 
"Snowmobilers Rescue Three Lost Puppies Living in Sheep Carcass."

This headline is like the opening to the modern-set adaptation of "Game of Thrones".
 
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News Comments > The Alien Cube Demo

5. Re: The Alien Cube Demo Dec 21, 2019, 22:48  MacLeod 
 
"The Land of Pain"?? We sure this is Lovecraft, not Barker?

Cube... Land of Pain... this certainly seems like it's leading to Cenobites.
 
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News Comments > MS Declares Halo: Reach PC Launch a Blockbuster

6. Re: MS Declares Halo: Reach PC Launch a Blockbuster Dec 12, 2019, 11:44  MacLeod 
 
I'm curious as to how many normal (non-streamer), who haven't previously played Halo people actually kept playing the game after purchase.

I'd previously played the games, but it's been a LONG time. After getting this, if I hadn't known the games, I think I would have quit during the first two hours and refunded.

The game literally has no opening. It's just "here you go, you're the new guy on this team." ... If you played the Halo games in release order, this is fine, because you know the setup, and such. But they've deciced to do them chronologically, and the beginning of this game is absolutely not engaging from a storytelling standpoint.

Also, it just kind of expects you to know mechanics (use energy weapons on shields, then bullets), without going over anything.

I'm also having issues with mouse/keyboard... there's just something "off" about the mouse controls that I can't put my finger on. I have smoothing and acceleration off, so it's not that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

10. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 11, 2019, 16:08  MacLeod 
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 11, 2019, 13:07:
I think TIME's Person of the Year for 2019 should be the Earth for taking all kinds of abuse from humans and still kicking on.

They already did. For 1988, Time named the Endagered Earth it's Planet of the Year.
 
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News Comments > Fallen Order is EA's Best-Ever PC Star Wars Launch

29. Re: Fallen Order is EA's Best-Ever PC Star Wars Launch Nov 26, 2019, 16:45  MacLeod 
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Nov 26, 2019, 16:30:
MacLeod wrote on Nov 26, 2019, 13:37:
I'm also curious as to what makes you think Cere is SJW material... because other than being female, there's nothing in her character dialog that I saw that could be used to put her in the incel's SJW column. her character arc is pretty much the polar opposite of SJW, since you literally end up saving her from herself.

Male white lead gotta have a black female co-lead = "SJW light" and what really turns it into proper SJW is that she's unattractive as fuck. They made her look like a frog (those eyes!) so no one gets the idea that she might be a sexy sidekick or just deco or shit.


And this is why I can't take SJW arguments seriously at all... got it, so a black female character instantly makes it SJW... FFS. It's always "wah, wah, feminism, SJW, stop forcing it, it should be organic having [insert race / gender here]!"... then when a game just uses an actress of color (who the in-game model is based on btw), without trying to "push an agenda", making her as flawed, if not more so than the main character, it's still "Wah! SJW!" Thank you for clarifying. I will ignore any arguments you make with "SJW" in your commentary from now on.
 
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News Comments > Fallen Order is EA's Best-Ever PC Star Wars Launch

18. Re: Fallen Order is EA's Best-Ever PC Star Wars Launch Nov 26, 2019, 13:43  MacLeod 
 
Slick wrote on Nov 26, 2019, 13:16:
I played through most encounters on "Story mode" difficulty, as i'm not here for the dark-souls type combat. But I did most boss fights and most interesting fights on the "normal" difficulty.



I'm not a souls player myself, and managed the game on normal the whole way through... though I did almost set it to story for the final boss... Seriously, 10 stims and still almost died when I beat her. That force choke move that takes 20% of your like is crazy (and then she kicks you for more)... tried to dodge, didn't work half the time... the only way I managed to avoid was double-jumping. (heard it takes 70% on master - definitely not trying that. lol)

I think my biggest flaw with the game is not being able to replay that last world... when you reload your file, it says it's putting you back before you went there... why not let you travel back there to re-experience it?
 
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News Comments > Fallen Order is EA's Best-Ever PC Star Wars Launch

15. Re: Fallen Order is EA's Best-Ever PC Star Wars Launch Nov 26, 2019, 13:37  MacLeod 
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Nov 26, 2019, 12:22:
If they ever make a sequel: Get rid of the Metroidvania structure and the insane backtracking and level recycling, make it a more adult game content-wise (characters etc. and let's write actual dialogue instead of this burpfest) and have the decency to put in a 'save anywhere' feature or at the very least checkpoints that humans with an actual brain came up with. kthx.

Seriously, the save point is right outside the elevator, and the ride takes literally 4 seconds. Over all, the save points in this game are pretty well spaced out without any trudging back to where you died.

Also, you're really calling out a Star Wars for having a muppet type character? They've been around since the beginning.

I'm also curious as to what makes you think Cere is SJW material... because other than being female, there's nothing in her character dialog that I saw that could be used to put her in the incel's SJW column. her character arc is pretty much the polar opposite of SJW, since you literally end up saving her from herself.

I think my only issue with any backtracking in this game was Dathomir, and that's because I feel like they should have had a shortcut unlock on the Nightbrother City entrance. But that was only when I was finishing up my collectibles, so it wasn't a big deal. The story progression pretty much saves you from most backtracking if you've unlocked the shortcuts as you were going.

I do agree with you on the water though... I'm not sure why they didn't have an air meter for diving without it...

Random SW fan blurbs:
* The Order 66 sequence was really well done.

* The implication of Ilum being Starkiller Base is interesting (this hasn't specifically been mentioned in canon, though it was hypothosized that it was. .. Ilum and SKB both have the same diameter, and are both snow planets rich with Kyber crystals... this game showing the trench that matches up to SKB pretty much says it is without saying it.

* Stormtrooper ambient dialog is amazing... talking about having a 100% accuracy on the range and having the high ground. And the fact they actually get scared of you.

* I loved the story, and felt it fit well into the timeline where they put it. I'm curious to see where it goes in a sequel. I'm hoping they get Cameron Monaghan to play Cal in the Obi Wan show since it's timeframe would match.
 
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News Comments > Google Stadia Reviews

12. Re: Google Stadia Reviews Nov 19, 2019, 10:01  MacLeod 
 
This GIF is all you need to see...

https://gfycat.com/closedtotalkoalabear-washington-post-youtube-the-washington-post

 
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News Comments > Terminator: Resistance Released

25. Re: Terminator: Resistance Released Nov 18, 2019, 09:21  MacLeod 
 
Not getting into the game quality itself... but this is a weird timing for a release.

You literally just had a Cameron produced and co-written by sequel come out that effectively wiped out this timeline and replaced it with a new AI and future.

But instead of making the game based on that new future, we make it based on the nonexistent one.
 
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