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Re: Subscriptions, Clouds, & Streams
Mar 23, 2024, 00:05
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Re: Subscriptions, Clouds, & Streams Mar 23, 2024, 00:05
Mar 23, 2024, 00:05
 
When it comes to movies, at least for me, it's physical media or bust. From a visual standpoint, you really can't beat Blu-Ray/4k, especially if you have the proper display. The infrastructure simply isn't there yet for continuous 4K streaming. On top of that, when your internet goes out, you might lose access to all that stuff you bought digitally(provided that you didn't download it). For me, the benefits of physical media outweigh the negative. That said, I'm not entirely against streaming, either. It IS convenient, and you don't have to make room on a shelf for it. However, the issues with streaming are not insignificant, especially given the amount of services out there. The prices for these services are increasing, while the quality of the streaming is either decreasing or it's remaining the same. When it comes to games and music, though, digital IS my preferred way of getting them.
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Re: Spec Ops: The Line Delisted
Jan 31, 2024, 00:53
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Re: Spec Ops: The Line Delisted Jan 31, 2024, 00:53
Jan 31, 2024, 00:53
 
Verno wrote on Jan 30, 2024, 17:43:
meezookeewee wrote on Jan 30, 2024, 15:15:
I haven't played Spec Ops: The Line in years, yet it still haunts me. Anybody who's played the game all the through will know exactly why. This is weird, but as was mentioned, it's most likely due to a licensing issue, especially in terms of music.

It’s one of the few big video game stories with great commentary on the industry itself and that ending…really stays with you. The gameplay itself hasn’t aged well but it doesn’t overstay its welcome.
It wasn't the ending that bothered me. It was the section where you had to use white phosphorous. The aftermath of that shook me to my core.
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Re: Spec Ops: The Line Delisted
Jan 30, 2024, 17:13
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Re: Spec Ops: The Line Delisted Jan 30, 2024, 17:13
Jan 30, 2024, 17:13
 
Prez wrote on Jan 30, 2024, 16:18:
Definitely not the game you want to play if you're just looking for some light-hearted, thoughtless shootbang action.
Yeah...I only played through it once, and that was all I needed. Decent gameplay, but the story was thematically brutal.
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Re: Spec Ops: The Line Delisted
Jan 30, 2024, 15:15
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Re: Spec Ops: The Line Delisted Jan 30, 2024, 15:15
Jan 30, 2024, 15:15
 
I haven't played Spec Ops: The Line in years, yet it still haunts me. Anybody who's played the game all the through will know exactly why. This is weird, but as was mentioned, it's most likely due to a licensing issue, especially in terms of music.
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Re: Game Crossovers
Jan 22, 2024, 13:32
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Re: Game Crossovers Jan 22, 2024, 13:32
Jan 22, 2024, 13:32
 
I certainly understand why people didn't like the new MK movie. It ain't great. That's for damn sure. But I found that there was enough stuff in there worthwhile to enjoy the movie. First of all: Scorpion and Sub-Zero, played by Hiroyuki Sanada and Joe Taslim respectively. Pitch perfect casting. The opening to the movie was phenomenal and the final fight of the movie was just as good. Kano was awesome and I loved the gore. Everything else though? Give or take. The fight choreography was fine, but the editing and camera-work were horrendous. I hope Simon McQuoid learned how NOT to shoot a fight scene. They also need to bring back the main Mortal Kombat theme proper for the next movie, because the version that was used in the reboot was TERRIBLE. So, yeah, the Mortal Kombat reboot is a mixed bag, even for me, but I enjoyed it.
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Re: Indiana Jones and the Great Circle This Year
Jan 19, 2024, 02:10
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Re: Indiana Jones and the Great Circle This Year Jan 19, 2024, 02:10
Jan 19, 2024, 02:10
 
Jim wrote on Jan 19, 2024, 00:28:
looks reminiscent of tomb raider.
A game based on a legendary IP looks reminiscent of a game that was clearly inspired by said legendary IP. Irony: It's everywhere! In all seriousness, though, I think the game looks like a lot of fun. I loved the new Tomb Raider games and Uncharted, so this is definitely up my alley. I just wish it wasn't in first-person. Doesn't seem right to me. But who knows, it might work.
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Re: Game Crossovers
Dec 27, 2023, 01:53
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Re: Game Crossovers Dec 27, 2023, 01:53
Dec 27, 2023, 01:53
 
phinn wrote on Dec 26, 2023, 17:29:
Good to know and this is usually the case. A couple examples come to mind -

T2 Ultimate - the idiots added a bunch of dumb scenes that ruined the pacing, had Arnold smiling like a clown, etc. Terrible version. Theatrical is perfect which is the version I kept.

TLOTR Extended - added a bunch of silly scenes that weren't even in the books, ridiculous character breaking moments such as Gandalf screaming like a little kid when he saw the Witch King and had his staff broken (!?).

Anyway yea, the original theatrical cuts are often the best.
I wouldn't say there's no value in extended versions of movies. A lot of it tends to be more character development as was the case with Terminator and Aliens. If you want an extended version that is superior to the original theatrical release: Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven. The extended version is vastly superior, with fleshed out character motivations and a subplot that's actually vital to the story, and it flows better. So, I do like extended versions, but I do prefer the theatrical release.
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Re: Subscriptions, Clouds, & Streams
Dec 15, 2023, 12:21
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Re: Subscriptions, Clouds, & Streams Dec 15, 2023, 12:21
Dec 15, 2023, 12:21
 
As someone who isn't particularly familiar with D&D, and is not really a fan of turn-based RPGs, Baldur's Gate III is phenomenal. It's absolutely worth the 60 bucks I paid for it.
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Re: OotB: Giant!
Dec 14, 2023, 00:51
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Re: OotB: Giant! Dec 14, 2023, 00:51
Dec 14, 2023, 00:51
 
Acleacius wrote on Dec 13, 2023, 23:15:
Kxmode wrote on Dec 13, 2023, 14:22:
A "Flaming Yule" is an apt descriptor of what a person will go through after they have one of those. 😄
I'm near certain that's more, a Declaration of Flaming Apocalyptic War Burrito, going in and coming out! Mwahaha
Well, know that's just a crappy pun.
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Re: Marvel Blade Announced
Dec 8, 2023, 02:03
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Re: Marvel Blade Announced Dec 8, 2023, 02:03
Dec 8, 2023, 02:03
 
You know what this is? This is Marvel trying to drum up interest for the movie that's been pushed back and back and back with different writers and directors. It hasn't even gone into pre-production yet, but here they are announcing a game for a movie that we have no idea will be successful or not. I love Blade as much as the next guy, but I would've waited to announce the game until the movie had started filming at the earliest. The question I have is: Is Mahershala Ali voicing the character, or will it be somebody else? I want the movie to be good, because it could be the movie that gets me back on the MCU train, but I also want this game to be good, because the concept could be amazing if handled properly.
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Re: RoboCop: Rogue City Reviews
Oct 31, 2023, 15:31
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Re: RoboCop: Rogue City Reviews Oct 31, 2023, 15:31
Oct 31, 2023, 15:31
 
I remember the developer, Teyon, got a lot of flack for how the Rambo game turned out, and deservedly so. Terminator: Resistance was surprisingly decent, and the demo for Robocop was a lot of fun. I'll be nabbing Rogue City once I get paid. I'm glad the Teyon has improved on their games. So, I'm curious as to what they'll be working on next.
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Re: Diablo IV on Steam
Oct 17, 2023, 22:49
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Re: Diablo IV on Steam Oct 17, 2023, 22:49
Oct 17, 2023, 22:49
 
Primalchrome wrote on Oct 17, 2023, 21:15:
Prez wrote on Oct 17, 2023, 20:43:
And before someone comes in and says it's a multiplayer game, no it's not. It's an action RPG that has multiplayer. Diablo 2, Titan Quest, Grim Dawn, etc all had robust multiplayer without being online only.
You just don't understand. It's multiplayer, see? And you have to load the inventory of all 8 people you see walking around you when you're in town, see? And THAT is why we have to charge you for additional inventory space, to support the massive bandwidth to transmit 25k of data, see?
Thank you, Mr. Capone.
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Re: Big Microsoft Leak
Sep 19, 2023, 15:50
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Re: Big Microsoft Leak Sep 19, 2023, 15:50
Sep 19, 2023, 15:50
 
If the Oblivion remaster doesn't come with horse armor, I'm out.
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Re: Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Announced
Sep 15, 2023, 11:00
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Re: Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Announced Sep 15, 2023, 11:00
Sep 15, 2023, 11:00
 
Prez wrote on Sep 15, 2023, 10:44:
meezookeewee wrote on Sep 15, 2023, 10:38:
HoSpanky wrote on Sep 15, 2023, 10:10:
While I understand remastering 2 and 3, 1 was already remade, and looks significantly better. Or did everyone just... forget that Tomb Raider Legend exists?
I believe you are actually referring to Tomb Raider: Anniversary.

If so it was more of a reboot than a straight-up remaster if I remember correctly.
It was a full-on remake using the same visual style and gameplay mechanics of Legend. Legend was released first, then Anniversary, then Underworld.
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Re: Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Announced
Sep 15, 2023, 10:38
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Re: Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Announced Sep 15, 2023, 10:38
Sep 15, 2023, 10:38
 
HoSpanky wrote on Sep 15, 2023, 10:10:
While I understand remastering 2 and 3, 1 was already remade, and looks significantly better. Or did everyone just... forget that Tomb Raider Legend exists?
I believe you are actually referring to Tomb Raider: Anniversary.
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Re: Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Announced
Sep 15, 2023, 00:08
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Re: Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Announced Sep 15, 2023, 00:08
Sep 15, 2023, 00:08
 
I absolutely understand the love these first three have, and I enjoyed them when they came out, but I personally feel that they don't hold up very well anymore. The controls in particular haven't aged well. I'm curious to see how these versions play on the Switch. I don't know. I'll have to hear/read the reviews when they come.
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Re: Starfield Officially Launches
Sep 7, 2023, 11:56
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Re: Starfield Officially Launches Sep 7, 2023, 11:56
Sep 7, 2023, 11:56
 
I've been enjoying my time with it. I'm only 10 hours in, but I'm digging it. Then again, I played Skyrim to death and this is pretty much Skyrim In Space, and I'm okay with that. I love having a massive universe to explore, but I can definitely see where people have issues with it. It IS a Bethesda game, so jank is part of the package. I don't have the most powerful PC, but Starfield scales pretty well, actually, especially if you have an AMD-based machine.
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Re: Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster Revealed
Aug 23, 2023, 19:46
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Re: Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster Revealed Aug 23, 2023, 19:46
Aug 23, 2023, 19:46
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 23, 2023, 19:14:
This game was a revelation when it came out. Not sure how it is going to hold up. I played Boltgun for an hour before returning it, sometimes retro gaming just feels old.
I just played Dark Forces a little bit ago. It does NOT hold up very well at all. It FEELS old. It was great in its day, but a full-blown remake is needed to get it up to even early 2000s standards.
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Re: Issues & Activism
Aug 2, 2023, 02:28
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Re: Issues & Activism Aug 2, 2023, 02:28
Aug 2, 2023, 02:28
 
Stop. Don't. Come back.
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Re: OotB: Primed
Jul 13, 2023, 00:30
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Re: OotB: Primed Jul 13, 2023, 00:30
Jul 13, 2023, 00:30
 
It's not just an extra shift. It's extra hours each day during the week. You're looking at 12-13 hour days with only TWO half-hour breaks per day, one paid and one not. During the holiday season you're looking at 4-5 weeks of that shit. Sure, they cap it at 60 hours because of OSHA, but they work you to the fucking bone. It's brutal and unnecessary.

The Half Elf wrote on Jul 12, 2023, 16:52:
meezookeewee wrote on Jul 12, 2023, 14:23:
As someone who has worked at an Amazon warehouse during Prime Day, it's a fucking nightmare. Mandatory over-time and excessive hours for something that really doesn't save people a lot of money. I make it a point NEVER to buy anything on Prime Day.

Mandatory overtime? You mean working 1 extra shift for a week if you're full time? It's nothing compared to the Holiday season, but still isn't the "oh dear god we are slave labor" people make it out to be.
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