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Re: Star Citizen Passes a Half-Billion Dollars
Sep 20, 2022, 22:00
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Re: Star Citizen Passes a Half-Billion Dollars Sep 20, 2022, 22:00
Sep 20, 2022, 22:00
 
I feel like by the time Star Citizen is ready to come out, we'll have real space fighters and they'll have to restart it because it turns out the 2020 flight model isn't accurate enough.
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Re: OotB: Yarr!
Sep 19, 2022, 12:26
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Re: OotB: Yarr! Sep 19, 2022, 12:26
Sep 19, 2022, 12:26
 
Talk Like a Pirate Day and Return to Monkey Island... my house is going to be filled with a lot of pirate dialog tonight when I get home.

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Re: Morning Metaverse
Aug 24, 2022, 13:48
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Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 24, 2022, 13:48
Aug 24, 2022, 13:48
 
I'm curious about a new version of Hellraiser... Hulu did an adaptation of Clive Barker's Book of Blood a couple of years ago, that I'm assuming didn't do well enough to keep going with other stories (which "The Hellbound Heart" , the story that became Hellraiser, was part of.)

Also: before anyone says anything about Pinhead being recast as female, in the original story, the unnamed Cenobite that was later named "The Hell Priest" (only Pinhead in the movies), was originally undetermined sex, with a light, girlish voice.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Aug 23, 2022, 16:25
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Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 23, 2022, 16:25
Aug 23, 2022, 16:25
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 23, 2022, 13:17:
(* Anyone who didn't know, they released an after-season bonus episode this past Friday*)
I didn’t know. Thank You Thank You Thank You Thumbsup

I rank the bonus episode as my second favorite episode of the season, with Episode 6 "The Sound of her Wings" still being my favorite. It adapts both "Dream of a Thousand Cats" and "Calliope" from the comics. I had been wondering if they were going to adapt "Cats" in season two, but got surprised Friday morning and checking Twitter and seeing the announcement. The two cats in one of the announcement screenshots were exact duplicates of my cats (except animated - the story is done in this oil painting animated style), and thought to myself "Am I still asleep, dreaming??", which considering the subject of the show, gave me a chuckle.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Aug 23, 2022, 13:05
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Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 23, 2022, 13:05
Aug 23, 2022, 13:05
 
Netflix has some weird measuring metrics... They release shows all at once, and seemingly put much more weight on "completions" of a show than hours streamed (which Sandman has almost 200 million hours streamed in its first weekend+full week), but then also expect a show to have "legs" and keep subscriber counts up from month to month.

Releasing the show all at once doesn't lend itself to "keeping" subscribers, where if they released their shows on an episode-by-episode basis, it would keep people longer. Using Sandman as an example, it's 11 episodes long (* Anyone who didn't know, they released an after-season bonus episode this past Friday*), it would keep subscribers interested in it for 3 months at least.

I've also always felt that the bulk-release is a mistake for word of mouth as well. With an episodic release, you keep conversation going with the latest episode throughout the run. With bulk release, unless you've both watch the entire thing, it almost becomes a hassle to try and have a conversation about the show. It becomes a game of comparing where each of you are, then remembering which episodes are where and what you can safely talk about. And then the conversation dies in a couple weeks after release. This even happens with things like Stranger Things... there's hype at the release, and then that's it except for the memes that come from it with everyone listening to a song in an episode.
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Re: Sunday Interviews
Aug 14, 2022, 21:11
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Re: Sunday Interviews Aug 14, 2022, 21:11
Aug 14, 2022, 21:11
 
1badmf wrote on Aug 14, 2022, 18:01:
played kq5 way back when. it was classic 80s graphic adventure - beautiful art and hardcore unfair puzzles. i'll never forget - early in the game you get a pie for no apparent reason, and you're totally free to eat it. except that if you do you break your progress. you just don't find out until half way, probably a dozen or so hours in, where you have to throw the pie at a yeti to get past it.

That was a big problem with Sierra adventure games in general. They're fun as hell, but if you do something wrong, or miss an item and progress, you're hard-locked and have to either restart or restore from an earlier save (which is why when you played them, you learned to organize and name your saves very specifically so you would know how to get back). LucasArts games were more designed to prevent that from happening. LucasArts also made fun of Sierra in their Monkey Island games in regards to how often you'd die in a Sierra game.
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Re: Spider-Man Remastered Released
Aug 13, 2022, 17:04
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Re: Spider-Man Remastered Released Aug 13, 2022, 17:04
Aug 13, 2022, 17:04
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 13, 2022, 13:50:
Learned an important lesson. I knew it unlocked on 8/12, and knew my flight was then, but I hoped I could play.

Nope. Unlocked at 11am EST. I was in the air. Not only did I need an internet connection to unlock, but also, even though I preloaded 51 gigs, it needed to download an additional 65

It shouldn't have had to download the whole 65 gigs... I think that's the way preloads work on steam. You download the files, then when it unlocks, it uncompresses/unlocks the local files but it shows like it's downloading. There's no way I downloaded 65 gigs in like 5 minutes on my connection. (it would require the internet connection because Steam though)
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Re: Alone in the Dark Remake Announced
Aug 12, 2022, 21:41
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Re: Alone in the Dark Remake Announced Aug 12, 2022, 21:41
Aug 12, 2022, 21:41
 
Is this a remake of the second set of AitD games? Because I don't remember there being any residents in Derceto in the original game from the 90s. Also, there seems to be a lot of gunplay which didn't really happen in the original...
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Re: OotB: But who's counting?
Aug 6, 2022, 21:07
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Re: OotB: But who's counting? Aug 6, 2022, 21:07
Aug 6, 2022, 21:07
 
Binged "The Sandman" when I got home Friday night. It was pretty amazing. The cast was all fantastic, except that Patton Oswalt's voice really threw me out of the moment, since he's not really a voice actor doing a voice, it's just his normal voice coming out of Matthews beak.
"The Sound of Her Wings" was absolutely the best episode of the season, with probably "24/7" as the second best. Overall the changes made sense to integrate stories a bit more all made sense (like combining the Lyta/Hector Hall story more with the Rose storyline in the Dollhouse story arc). They also gave Rose the information that she was a dream vortex earlier to give her a bit more agency in the story, which worked fine. The weaving of The Corinthian throughout the story also worked well as kind of a binding agent to tie "Preludes & Nocturnes" and "The Dollhouse" stories together.

I seriously hope they get a season two so we can see the "Season of Mists" story, along with my personal hope they do the "Dream of a Thousand Cats" story, though I'm not sure if we'll get a full episode on that or not.

I have two notes of disappointment, one more serious than the other. The first, and more serious one, is that they changed Alex's punishment was changed from Eternal Waking to simply Eternal Sleep, which isn't that big of a deal, it amounts to the same thing in the waking world, but I was hoping to see that. The second humorous issue, is that when Death throws the baguette at Dream, it doesn't go "BIP" off his head, he kind of catches it as it hits his chest.

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Re: OotB: Hazy Situation
Aug 2, 2022, 13:15
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Re: OotB: Hazy Situation Aug 2, 2022, 13:15
Aug 2, 2022, 13:15
 
The Smoke/CO2 detectors in my apartment are connected to each other (via the DC power wire), I believe this is normal nowadays. I wouldn't think too much of it. (Unless, as BoP mentioned they actually use WiFi).
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Re: ItB: Lucifer!
Jul 25, 2022, 23:40
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Re: ItB: Lucifer! Jul 25, 2022, 23:40
Jul 25, 2022, 23:40
 
Also, there was a Death clip posted as well. "Death"
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Re: ItB: Lucifer!
Jul 25, 2022, 23:38
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Re: ItB: Lucifer! Jul 25, 2022, 23:38
Jul 25, 2022, 23:38
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 25, 2022, 23:20:
Lucifer is a chick now? It just never ends with them does it? Rolleyes

Angels in Sandman, including Lucifer are sexless. Lucifer also looks like an androgynous early 70s David Bowie, so Gwendolyn Christie actually looks pretty good in the part.

But keep being outraged over non-issues. Rolleyes
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Re: Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Delayed
Jul 21, 2022, 22:50
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Re: Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Delayed Jul 21, 2022, 22:50
Jul 21, 2022, 22:50
 
GinRummy wrote on Jul 21, 2022, 20:43:
Any gameplay on the Avatar game? Is it basically Assassins Creed: Avatar? Maybe Farcry: Avatar?, or something else? EDIT: I googled and it looks like it's supposed to be a "non-linear open world" game, which sounds good. We'll probably be climbing to the top of the tallest trees to scout areas with our alien-bird companion.

It's by Massive, so I'm assuming Division: Avatar.

I can't imagine having the game coming out a minimum of 5 months after the movie is going to sit well with the licensing department at 20th Century/Disney and/or Lightstorm (Cameron's production company)
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Re: Games, Books, Movies, and TV
Jul 18, 2022, 12:59
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Re: Games, Books, Movies, and TV Jul 18, 2022, 12:59
Jul 18, 2022, 12:59
 
I binged the entire show on Saturday. I'll be honest, I actually enjoyed it. Was it some cinematic masterpiece of storytelling? No. But there were enough callbacks to things in the series, that I felt it was way better than the terrible movie series. They even had a part where they were clearly doing a riff on RE puzzle mechanics. Fans seem to take RE like it's some genius, perfectly put-together series, lore-wise, instead of the hacked together, B to C level plot and dialog where each game just adds some more BS that doesn't actually fit until they shoehorn it in that it actually is - which the show is at about the same level as. It doesn't disregard the other events (at least up through RE5), and even references them.

People complain about things like "two teens got into Umbrella so easily with just a voice recording"... but this is the same crap you're doing in the games half the time. Umbrella has always had crappy, almost non-existent security... otherwise RE1 & RE2 couldn't have happened.

I'm not saying there's nothing wrong with the show... heck, I complained about the idle zombies that just milled about after a chase so the protagonist could have her one-on-one fight with a single zombie in the first 10 minutes of the first episode, but it was some fun turn-your-brain-off zombie fun.
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Re: New Single-Player Aliens Game Revealed
Jul 14, 2022, 13:14
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Re: New Single-Player Aliens Game Revealed Jul 14, 2022, 13:14
Jul 14, 2022, 13:14
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 14, 2022, 12:57:
I mean, according to the AvP films, they're on Earth today, so the timeline is totally borked already.

I don't know what you're talking about. There are only two movies in the franchise. Alien and Aliens.
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Re: New Single-Player Aliens Game Revealed
Jul 14, 2022, 12:54
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Re: New Single-Player Aliens Game Revealed Jul 14, 2022, 12:54
Jul 14, 2022, 12:54
 
If it's set between the first two films, that's going to be some interesting revisionist storytelling, since they found the xenomorph on LV426, and there weren't a bunch of them until the colonists found them... but somehow there's going to be a battle hardened veteran who has encountered them enough to have a vendetta?
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Re: Rumor Mill
Jun 25, 2022, 10:09
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Re: Rumor Mill Jun 25, 2022, 10:09
Jun 25, 2022, 10:09
 
So we can't get the entire series in the collection (Halo 5 isn't in it), but give us microtransactions.
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Re: Dungeons & Dragons Online: Isle of Dread Released
Jun 24, 2022, 10:48
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Re: Dungeons & Dragons Online: Isle of Dread Released Jun 24, 2022, 10:48
Jun 24, 2022, 10:48
 
GothicWizard wrote on Jun 23, 2022, 19:10:
They used the red box D&D module Isle of Dread as the basis for this? It's a remake of the module?
Blue box. Isle of Dread came with the Expert rules box, not Basic box. *nerd alert*
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Re: FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE a Trilogy; INTERGRADE on Steam
Jun 18, 2022, 09:49
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Re: FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE a Trilogy; INTERGRADE on Steam Jun 18, 2022, 09:49
Jun 18, 2022, 09:49
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 18, 2022, 03:13:
Okay, I'm totally confused. I played the original FFVII 20+ years ago, but none of anything in that trailer looks like the original gameplay, even if I recognize all of the characters. If I just wanted to play the original with better graphics, what would I get?

The trailer is for the FFVII Crisis Core remake. Crisis Core was the PSP game. Trailer pretty much looks the same as original gameplay-wise, with better graphics.

FFVII Remake is an odd beast. It's the Midgar section of FFVII, but with an odd twist as I explained below. Gameplay wise, you control one character and can switch between the one you're controlling at any time in combat. It's real-time in that you have to actually block, dodge, and attack. You build up your ATB bar, which lets you use your abilities and spells by attacking and blocking. You can turn on Classic mode, where the game takes care of the basic attacking and blocking for the character you control, if you just want to focus on using the abilities from the menu, at which point it plays a little more like original, but not exactly.
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Re: FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE a Trilogy; INTERGRADE on Steam
Jun 17, 2022, 15:35
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Re: FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE a Trilogy; INTERGRADE on Steam Jun 17, 2022, 15:35
Jun 17, 2022, 15:35
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jun 17, 2022, 13:57:
MacLeod wrote on Jun 17, 2022, 13:31:
I really wish they made this FF7 experiment a normal remake, instead of this weird alternate timeline thing that the first game goes into.

Wait... what?

Remake is an expanded retelling of the Midgar section of FF7. throughout the game, there are weird ghost things that sometimes help you, sometime are against you... to quote wikipedia, because it's a bit cumbersome to explain:

"The group meets a talking wolf-like creature called Red XIII (Max Mittelman/Kappei Yamaguchi), who explains that the ghostly entities are called Whispers. They exist to ensure that the course of destiny is not altered, by correcting any deviations from this course. Meanwhile, Sephiroth infiltrates Shinra and steals a mysterious entity known as "Jenova", connected to the extinction of the Cetra.

In a confrontation at the top of Shinra headquarters, Sephiroth murders the president of Shinra. Shinra's son Rufus (Josh Bowman/Tōru Ōkawa) assumes control of the company and fights Cloud, but is defeated. Cloud and his allies flee the scene via the Midgar Expressway, but find Sephiroth waiting for them at the end. After defeating Whisper Harbinger, an entity formed by an amalgam of Whispers, Cloud's group battles Sephiroth. Sephiroth separates Cloud from the group, asking him to join him and defy fate. Cloud refuses and fights Sephiroth, but is defeated, although Sephiroth spares him and departs. Meanwhile, as Cloud's group leaves Midgar to stop Sephiroth,[13] SOLDIER Zack Fair (Caleb Pierce/Kenichi Suzumura) defeats an army of Shinra forces, and departs with Cloud to Midgar.[14]

Intergrade adds additional ending scenes showing Cloud and his group arriving at the village of Kalm after hitching a ride with Chocobo Bill, and Zack entering the Sector 5 church searching for Aerith."
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