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News Comments > Tomb Raider Remasters Announced
17. Re: Tomb Raider Remasters Announced Mar 12, 2018, 00:53 SMITE
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 11, 2018, 17:10:
The real TR2 remake (with a playable, slightly buggy demo!):

http://tombraider-dox.com/

As for these "remasters"... ummm... oh well, free is free, right?

That ... looks REALLY good. How did I miss this? Thanks for the link
 
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News Comments > White House Games Summit Details
3. Re: White House Games Summit Details Mar 8, 2018, 11:34 SMITE
 
Nice one, Cutter!  
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News Comments > Trump Calls Out Video Games
45. Re: Trump Calls Out Video Games Feb 23, 2018, 04:00 SMITE
 
DangerDog wrote on Feb 23, 2018, 03:10:
El Pit wrote on Feb 23, 2018, 03:02:
Private ownership of ASSAULT rifles it only of interest to those planning an... assault? Or what do they need an assault rifle for?

hunting, personal protection, sport.

the AR in AR-15 doesn't stand for Assault Rifle, who knew.

The AR in “AR-15” rifle stands for ArmaLite rifle, after the company that developed it in the 1950s. “AR” does NOT stand for “assault rifle” or “automatic rifle.” AR-15-style rifles are NOT “assault weapons” or “assault rifles.” An assault rifle is fully automatic — a machine gun.

Bla bla bla. "You don't know the difference between a clip and a magazine? That means your opinion on gun deaths is totally invalid."

Because terminology is really what's important here. Nice to see you getting all piqued about what "AR" stands for rather than the 40,000 plus gun deaths a year. Nice priorities you have there.

Not that it matters, but the U.S. Army would like to disagree with your claim that "assault rifle" means "machine gun." Plenty of machine guns would not qualify as assault rifles in military parlance, due to lack of range among other things.

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News Comments > Trump Calls Out Video Games
44. Re: Trump Calls Out Video Games Feb 23, 2018, 03:56 SMITE
 
FloorPie wrote on Feb 22, 2018, 21:16:
robdot wrote on Feb 22, 2018, 20:31:
Dear republicans,,MAYBE ITS THE FUCKING GUN ,

No, if its the gun then vidya games are just as much to blame.

Perhaps it is our culture overall? Maybe SSRI type drugs? Nah. Blame the guns, video games, movies, or music.

Right. Because someone armed with "culture" walked into that school and murdered 17 people.

What a bullshit excuse. I'll tell you what. "Video games, movies or music," never killed ANYONE.

Guns? Yeah. THOSE kill people. That's what they're DESIGNED to do.

Now you'll tell me that the guns didn't kill anyone, it's people who do the killing.

So how many of those people used a movie, video game, or music to kill someone?

How many of them used guns?

When you break it down ... your argument is totally stupid.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
11. Re: Morning Interviews Feb 19, 2018, 23:03 SMITE
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 18:13:
SMITE wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 18:03:
Pigeon wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 11:56:
Whitta’s impressive (and numerous) credits include standouts like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story... “Know what you’re trying to communicate thematically,” he says, “create characters we can care about,

Well I guess giving good advice and being able to follow your own advice are two different things .

You're criticizing Rogue One's writing?

I found it to be much, much better than the negative reviews it received would indicate.

Which was oddly the reverse of the critical adulation Last Jedi received--one of the worst big budget films I've ever seen.
If you disliked Last Jedi you might like this reviewer.
“Last Jedi” is just another middling movie with a rabid fanbase, a Harry Potter-style placeholder picture for lump-in-the-throat moments to come. Or so we hope."
https://rogersmovienation.com/2017/12/12/movie-review-star-wars-the-last-jedi/
Oh and he slams Black Panther, that's akin to handling newborns with pitchforks.

It's funny that you would recommend this reviewer and these two reviews to me, RedEye9, because I literally just read them both yesterday, though I did the reverse of what you're suggesting--i.e. I read his Black Panther review which made me immediately wonder what he had to say about Last Jedi, so I found that and read it too.

I stumbled upon "Movie Nation" because I was curious to find out if ANYONE was willing to give Black Panther a bad review. I haven't seen it yet, but I have read a number of positive reviews for Panther and they all irritated me in exactly the same way--they seem to be reviewing what the film represents, what it stands for, more than they are reviewing it as a, you know, movie.

I'm fine with more black representation in movies. That's a worthy goal. But achieving some sort of milestone in black representation in your movie and making a good movie are not automatically one and the same--and most of the reviews I've read seem to assume that one equals the other. Which is just ... ridiculous.

Whenever a reviewer spends more time talking about the cultural and/or political background or impact of a movie than they do the movie itself ... I know I'm reading a worthless review. Don't get me wrong: those things are important--but they are nowhere near as important as the quality of the movie itself.

The movie has to stand on its own, outside whatever political or cultural relevance it has.

So yeah ... I'm going to be seeking out this particular reviewer more in the future ... even if I do think he went a little too easy on Last Jedi.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
9. Re: Morning Interviews Feb 19, 2018, 18:03 SMITE
 
Pigeon wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 11:56:
Whitta’s impressive (and numerous) credits include standouts like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story... “Know what you’re trying to communicate thematically,” he says, “create characters we can care about,

Well I guess giving good advice and being able to follow your own advice are two different things .

You're criticizing Rogue One's writing?

I found it to be much, much better than the negative reviews it received would indicate.

Which was oddly the reverse of the critical adulation Last Jedi received--one of the worst big budget films I've ever seen.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
38. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 17, 2018, 19:16 SMITE
 
DangerDog wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 01:54:
poor, poor Hillary

had to cheat at the debate with Trump by being given the questions in advance.
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Oh look, a conservative is lying on the internet again:

https://www.snopes.com/clinton-received-debate-questions-week-before-debate/

The thing about arguing with someone like you, dog, is that you don't really care whether the things you say are true or not. I could prove you wrong ten out of ten times and you wouldn't bat an eye. You'd just keep up with the same old bullshit, because veracity doesn't matter--as long as a claim fits with your world view, your narrative--that's all that matters to you.

 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 23, 2018, 23:13 SMITE
 
You're so full of shit here, I don't know where to start.

First of all, it's not a "document" that "both sides have seen" as if some neutral or independent third party provided it. It's a MEMO and DEVIN NUNES wrote the damn thing. Nunes' entire aim during this investigation has been to draw fire away from the Trump administration while attacking anyone investigating Trump, including the FBI. Even in a party already full of partisan hacks, Devin Nunes stands out. The idea that he's on a mission to find the truth is absolutely laughable.

So he takes a bunch of restricted intelligence and writes up HIS SLANTED TAKE on it in a fucking MEMO and gets the rest of Trump's toadies in the GOP to start this phony "release the memo!" campaign with help from online toadies like you. Of course Republicans want the memo released--Nunes wrote the fucking thing for that sole purpose. It's such a joke that they act like it's some dark secret they've uncovered. It's a partisan memo Nunes wrote. That's ALL it is.

It's the same shit they tried to pull with Fusion GPS. The Fusion GPS guys answer every question but rather than release the full transcripts, Republicans leak only their SPIN on what Fusion GPS said ... Until Feinstein called their bluff and released the transcripts anyway.

Nunes has ALREADY tried a similar scam and it failed miserably.

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-nunes-russia-investigation-20180105-story.html

You conservatives think this scam is going to succeed with low information voters because you've started a "viral" hashtag about it?

Of course you do.

Here's Snopes on Russian involvement with this farce:

https://www.snopes.com/2018/01/19/russian-networks-pushing-releasethememo-meme/

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News Comments > Outbreak: The New Nightmare Awakens
9. Re: Outbreak: The New Nightmare Awakens Jan 6, 2018, 01:51 SMITE
 
I remember the first time I played Resident Evil on my Playstation and was totally amazed the first time I blew off a zombie's head with my shotgun ... If I'd played Outbreak back then I would probably have thought it was even more amazing, and now ...  
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General Discussion > Star Wars Spoiler Thread
43. No subject Jan 2, 2018, 15:03 SMITE
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 09:29:
THE LAST JEDI - KEVIN SMITH'S REVIEW
1.5 hours, if you watch it let me know what's in it.

EDIT: Attempted to watch it, there is not enough pot in the world to sit through that blather.

Yeah, I couldn't make it past the first five minutes. Just fucking get on with it and say what you have to say. He clears his throat for an eternity and when he finally says something about the supposed subject of his video, he says: "Of course I liked it."

Yeah. Of course he did.

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General Discussion > Star Wars Spoiler Thread
36. Re: So Glad I Found This Thread Dec 23, 2017, 16:07 SMITE
 
Nice to know I'm not the only one who feels this way, RedEye9.

I continue to be baffled by the near universal critical acclaim TLJ is receiving. I've seen people assert that critics are afraid of angering Disney but I'm not sure that explanation makes sense to me.
 
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General Discussion > Star Wars Spoiler Thread
34. So Glad I Found This Thread Dec 23, 2017, 14:26 SMITE
 
Been lurking here forever, though I've posted a few times. The critical comments in this thread made me feel much better about humanity in general, because if everyone agreed that this was a good movie ... all hope in humanity would be lost.

Say you are watching a viking movie. It's a viking movie, with vikings, set in viking times. With me so far? And there's a big battle, and during the big battle, one of the vikings pulls out a ... light saber! Cool, right? Just like, totally unexpected and bad ass!

I fear there is a significant subset of the population that would, in fact, think this this was cool and bad ass, offering arguments as seen from some in this thread like: "It was great because I didn't expect it!"

If Jedis can survive in a zero oxygen space environment, if they can fly through that environment (why do they even need spaceships?), if they can astral project, etc, etc--then they aren't "Jedis" anymore. They're just ... magical super people, unbound by any limitations or their own traditions or anything. When "magic" is the answer to any question about how something incredible happened in a movie, you've got a totally bullshit movie on your hands.

If Luke Skywalker can sense that the SON OF HIS FRIEND Han Solo is going to turn bad later and decide to KILL HIM IN HIS SLEEP just like that, then ... he isn't Luke Skywalker anymore. He's just some other, made up character with an entirely different moral code than Skywalker's.

If Yoda can torch the library containing all the written knowledge and history of the Jedi Knights because "Rey knows it all anyway" then who needs knowledge or history or training or anything? In a way this was the scene that encapsulates much of what was wrong with The Last Jedi. At its core it's a just a deeply stupid, deeply anti-intellectual movie.

Watching this movie was like watching little kids play with Star Wars figures for two and a half hours. "Oh, wouldn't it be cool if Leia got blown out of the ship and then flew back into the ship using The Force!" But--you guys, there's no oxygen in space, how is she going to breathe? "So what, Dad! It would be cool! Oh, I know, what if Luke tries to kill Kylo Ren but then Kylo Ren blocks him with his Laser Sword and makes the whole hut EXPLODE!" But, you guys, that's totally out of character for who Luke is ... Also, no one calls them 'laser swords,' they're called ..."Who cares, Dad!" Etc etc.

It was also two and half hours of climaxes strung together back to back to garner audience applause with little narrative sense and not a single second of honest, earned human emotion.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
45. Re: Morning Mobilization May 23, 2017, 20:16 SMITE
 
This "none of us are ever going to die of terrorism" argument pisses me the hell off. So what if none of US are going to die from it--lots of other people ARE dying from it. Are the lives of people in other countries worth so little to you?

What if you happened to be born in Afghanistan? Or Pakistan? Or Saudi Arabia? Or, for that matter, France or England?

Islamic terrorism is a global issue, even if you're lucky enough to live in a country that doesn't suffer from it.

As for "being a pussy," I have no fear whatsoever of a terror attack here in the U.S. I'm not afraid, period. But I still have empathy for the victims, and hatred for their attackers, and for those who would defend the religion that drives them.
 
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