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The Flood / Spoiler I know we've had a few threads, but... (Blade Runner 2049)
« on: October 17, 2017, 10:23:33 PM »
...it was just pretty good. It was cheap sex for my eyes and ears. Dialogue ranged from just serviceable to fucking terrible. There was one likeable, well-executed character (Lieutenant Joshi), and the visuals, while orgasmic at times, thematically felt more like something I'd look for in a Boba Fett Star Wars game than a cyberpunk noir follow-up to the original. The use of lighting in some shots is.... oddly stimulating, at least on first viewing. To that affect, this film just feels like "Palpatine Explaining the Tragedy of Darth Plageuis, the Wise to Anaking from Revenge of the Sith: The Movie."

Gosling does his best to bring the protagonist alive but between his "simply okay" acting ability and nothing-to-write-home-about characterisation it's hard to feel anything towards the guy. Jared Leto and Love were both absolutely AWFUL. Leto spouts some pretensious-ass anime bullshit every time he's on screen. As the only two antagonists in the film, it suffers for it. Ford feels like he's mailing it in on this one, even if he is one of the more interesting characters to watch on-screen.

The hologram waifu and sex with a prostitute was an understated weird, but maybe that was the point. I can't see any good reason for a gigantic hologram advertisement to be completely nude though, that's pretty blatantly exploitation.

And maybe I was just confused or can tell where the story is going, but was it obvious to anyone else that Deckard had twins and Gosling is one of them? The first shot of the film is a focus on K's vividly green eyes, and then Deckard mentions that "She [Rachael, romantic partner] had green eyes." The movie establishes that two Replicants had identical DNA despite one being a girl and one being a boy. When K shows the girl the memory she tells him that it's a real memory and starts to cry -- my brother interpretted this to mean that she saw her own memory and got emotional, but she had just established that you're not allowed to get real memories implanted, which means it must be his memory. Then the one-eyed chick throws K's idea about him being the child out the window which, to me, points to them setting up that reveal in the sequel. Maybe I'm just missing something.

I honestly recommend watching it at least once in theatres, but considering it started to drag along near the 2 hour mark, I can't see myself watching this as much as the original, or any of my other favourite movies. I would have liked a little more audio/visual storytelling rather than expository dialogue. The film only puts its feet into that pool instead of taking a nose-dive, which granted is still better than most films today, but it's something that the original did so well it's hard not to feel a little watered-down. As far as sequels to 80's classics, you haven't really got much better than this so far, but I feel as though making a new IP would have allowed the team a little more creative liberties that might have suited the director's vision better.

7/10

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The Flood / "Peace was never an option."
« on: October 12, 2017, 06:33:44 PM »


Rate my Halloween costume.

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Gaming / Finally, someone who shares my opinion on the Uncharted games...
« on: October 12, 2017, 01:43:21 PM »
...and has more eloquently put their thoughts into words.

YouTube


Great channel, highly recommend watching some of his videos if you like game design and/or Naughty Dog in general.

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Just thought some of you might be interested in that.

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Serious / What should the activities of European explorers be viewed as?
« on: October 10, 2017, 09:41:57 AM »
Should they be seen as historical achievements or crimes against humanity? On the one hand you have the absolutely monstrous treatment and abuse of the original Americans but on the other hand you have incredible inventions, scifentific discoveries and and the settlement of what would eventually become the United States (which I think should be considered one of the most historically important events -- ever).

Where do you stand?

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The Flood / My collection is up-to-date.
« on: October 09, 2017, 12:01:55 AM »
Hundreds of dollars later.


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The Flood / Bethesda Games in real life
« on: October 07, 2017, 04:24:57 PM »
YouTube

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The Flood / Guys I really need costume suggestions
« on: October 01, 2017, 02:59:17 PM »
I'm throwing a party this year and people are expecting big things due to my reputation

Hit me up man i'm drawin blanks

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Gaming / Awesome alt. Game Covers
« on: September 27, 2017, 05:55:12 PM »
YouTube


Was watching this interesting video about video game covers in different regions and it's a bigger topic than I previously considered. Just look at some of this stuff.

Original:



American:





Original:



American:





Original:



American:





He goes way more in-depth but it's pretty sad to see great games with generic-ass covers. Hard to pin-point the problem. Post some of your favourite game covers.

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Gaming / Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy | PS4 Review
« on: September 27, 2017, 04:22:22 PM »
First of all, the game looks worse than its PS3 counterpart. From what I can tell, the PS4 simply took the PS2's game, upscaled it to 1080p and """ran""" it at 60 FPS. That's all well and good in theory but what happens is that you end up comparing this port with the high-definition remaster on the PS3, and that is not a favourable match-up for the PS4. Yeah, it might be able to run it at a higher resolution but the high definition models and textures they used on the remaster and the fact that it runs at a much more stable frame rate elevate the game's visuals far more than a few extra pixels ever could. The PS3 had greater textures and colours while running the game at 720p @ 60FPS, whereas the PS4 struggles to get above 1080p @ 40 FPS while using textures from almost 2 decades ago. Keep in mind, too, that Jak and Daxter: TPL is the """worst""" looking game from the quadrilogy, so it should have been the easiest to make look nice.

Secondly, asking $15 for this half-assed, subpar port of an almost 20 year old game is just a scummy move by Sony to cash-in on their fan's nostalgia and desire for a good platformer. Although I didn't run into any, I've seen many complaints about game-breaking glitches, spontaneous freezing and crashing from several other players, with some issues popping up during mandatory (unskippable) cutscenes that you need to experience to beat the game. Simply put, some people are unable to complete their game due to these glitches.

I have no idea where these issues stem from. My guess would be a mixture of Sony's PS2 emulation software being less-than-stellar and that they rushed out the game to ride the coattails of the new Uncharted's release. It seems that recently Sony has done nothing but shoot themselves in the foot with their first-party ventures.

For someone who absolutely loves these games it would make me sad to see the remaining three games to be released treated with the same casual thoughtlessness this one clearly garnered. It's already a given that they'll most likely look worse thanks to them neglecting the high-definition textures found on last generation's remaster, but given a rock-solid 60 FPS and a good deal of polish to avoid the game-breaking glitches, the remaining entires could almost be worth buying again for fans of these Playstation Classics.


Verdict: 3/10

With one of the most powerful consoles ever released and the potential to craft an extensive first-party library due to their industry history, you'd think Sony would focus on making the first big Playstation 2 rerelease of this generation one of their best rather than settling for what what we got. For a game that's been released 4 times now, this ends up being the second worst way to experience the game. For first-time players, if you don't own a PS3, wait for the price to drop or an inclusion with Playstation Plus.

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The Flood / Halloween Ideas
« on: September 25, 2017, 07:52:08 PM »
Having a Halloween party this year but I'm drawing blanks on what I should go as. Any ideas?

Feel free to talk about your plans.

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The Flood / What should I draw for my mum? It's her birthday.
« on: September 19, 2017, 09:03:15 PM »
She's been pretty adamant about me making her something for her birthday because her boss has a bunch of drawings from her kids and she's jealous.

Thing is, I don't really know what to draw for her.

Any suggestions?

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Septagon / Why does changing your avatar sometimes just not work?
« on: September 19, 2017, 03:07:11 PM »
I'll try and place my avatar link from imgur into the profile pic section, and it will revert to the "use no avatar" option (unless I try uploading a pic and then using the link, it'll revert back to the upload option).

What gives?

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The Flood / At a crossroads.
« on: September 17, 2017, 12:21:29 AM »
I received some big news today. I would rather not get into the details but essentially I've been given an opportunity to set myself up financially for life. It would eat up all my time in the near future, but that dedication now could almost assuredly give me all the time in the world later on in my life to do as I please.

On the other hand I could maintain my current job and put myself through school that could eventually lead to something I genuinely want to do. Something that fulfills me and gives me purpose. Something I wouldn't likely get in the other scenario for at least 10 years.

It's a choice between large amounts of money that almost guarantee security versus potential financial instability but creative freedom and fulfillment.

I'm not necessarily asking for advice, I'm just interested in people's thoughts on the situation. I already know what I'm going to do.

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The Flood / Why does rap have so many ties to anime?
« on: September 15, 2017, 08:41:15 PM »
There's like a whole youtube demographic for amv's with rap music in the background, and animevibe remixes and stuff

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The Flood / Which one of these is the best?
« on: September 15, 2017, 07:13:20 PM »
1: Naruto and Gamakichi



2: Team 7



3: Team 7 Genin



4: Search for Tsunade Arc





I'm leaning towards #1. What do you guys think?

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The Flood / Do you believe in any cryptids?
« on: September 15, 2017, 12:51:26 PM »
T4R

Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot, Chupacabra, etc.

I would really like to believe in some of the cooler ones (Mothman, Michigan Dogman, aliens) but I don't think I do.

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The Flood / Why is my printer only printing in shades of red?
« on: September 11, 2017, 10:23:54 PM »
I just replaced the 3 colour ink packages and it's saying my black levels are fine.

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The Flood / ITT: The best of SilvaGunner
« on: September 11, 2017, 11:57:06 AM »
Start Music (Alternate Mix) - Pac-Man // Pac Village - Pac-Man World 2

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The Flood / I could be a monk, living on a single grain of rice a day.
« on: September 08, 2017, 08:32:43 PM »
It's been several days since my last full meal. I can't remember what it was. Probably pizza. 10AM, today. Drove to get a cold beverage from the fast food place. Came home, did some stuff. 10 PM now. Haven't eaten anything more than a slice of bread at 3 PM. And that was because my sister offered it to me when she got home, not because I was hungry. This has been going on for several months. According to my doctor, I'm perfectly healthy. Hunger is no longer a ringing sensation in my stomach, but a virtual sticky note on the back of my brain.

I'm the dragon warrior, surviving on nothing but the dew of a single ginko leaf and the energy of the universe.

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Gaming / Anyone liking Shinobi Striker so far?
« on: September 07, 2017, 07:01:07 PM »
YouTube


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Boruto, Shikamaru, and Choji are joining the roster of Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker! For the first time in the Naruto series, the Avatar System is available! You will be able to customize your own ninja with different outfits. To become the strongest one, you will need to master your techniques and unleash different skills to win the fight in the Ninja League, the main battle mode in 4 vs 4.

Create your own Naruto custom character. Pick from four different sub-classes and learn to master your mentor's moves. Compete in 4-on-4 matches including capture the flag and what appears to be some sort of Domination variant.

Basically, Xenoverse but with Naruto. Konohagakure functions the same as Conton City, with various mentors around to teach their signature jutsu. My biggest complaint with XV was the character creation, but honestly I'm thrilled with what I've seen so far. The hair styles all look on-point.

Examples:







Sub-classes include:

Attack - Close-ranged, likely taijutsu/physical ninjutsu based.
Ranged - Exactly what it sounds like. Long-ranged ninjutsu (and hopefully genjutsu) user.
Defensive - Yaminaka-types. Focused on strong defences rather than hard offense.
Healer - Medical ninjas like Sakura.

Hopefully they find a way to incorporate all kinds of jutsu into each class so that it doesn't feel too limiting. Kakashi is a mostly close-range character but his Kamui could be considered a long-range attack. Same with Sasuke's fireball jutsu. Personally looking forward to a long-ranged, genjutsu type character.

Confirmed platforsm are PS4, X1 and PC. I'll likely be getting it on PS4 because that's where my friends are.


Alright guys if you're interested in this let me know in the comment section below as always appreciate the support hit me up on twitter if you wanna stay informed on all things Naruto thanks again see you next time

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The Flood / "Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!" - Coming to theatres soon!
« on: September 07, 2017, 10:18:17 AM »
YouTube


Seems to be a retelling of the very first episode of the anime, or perhaps a follow up to the Ho-oh spotting. Either way, it's coming to theatres, so gotta show my support for this kind of thing.

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Where were you when Ash first met Pikachu? Journey back to where it all began in Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, coming soon to a theater near you. Visit our official site for more details on how can preorder tickets—you won't want to miss this exciting theatrical event!

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Septagon / Does the symbol beside my name represent "marty" status?
« on: September 06, 2017, 11:34:22 PM »
T4R

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The Flood / Spoiler I've finished Shippuden and am caught up on Boruto.
« on: September 06, 2017, 12:04:28 PM »
Overall I think Shippuden really falls flat in its ending. Everything from 1 to 400 really feels fine in terms of pacing if you skip the filler, and there aren't many flashbacks in the canon episodes I watched. But just after the dub ends*, and the sub picks up (403) they start mixing the flashbacks into the episodes. I swear, I've seen the Kakashi/Obito split face images 3000 times.

On top of that, the Kaguya storyline didn't really do much for me. Neither did the Sasuke Vs. Naruto fight at the end. When Sasuke declared he wanted to become Hokage, I got amped, because I thought maybe his character had finally grown a bit. But it turned out he was just changing the definition of Hokage and basically continuing what he was always trying to do. I now know why he is the worst character in anything, ever.

I skipped the Sunrise and Shikamaru storylines originally but I'm going through them now. I also plan on watching some of the "important" filler, like the Jiraiyah story and Itachi story. Just seems interesting to me.

Since I also subscribed to Crunchyroll I got access to Boruto, which I got caught up with. Epsideo 23 just aired, and it finishes the manga story arc dealing with Sarada's parentage. Pretty well done, I enjoyed it. I know the manga retells the story of the Boruto movie, at their chunin exams, but I'm fine with the anime taking its time catching up. It's pretty good for the most part. Boruto himself isn't quite as autistic as Naruto was (but I still find both to be enjoyable characters). That opening scene really sets the stage for where the series is going. There've only been 3 filler episodes so far, too.

Things left for me to finish watching:

The Last: Naruto Movie
Itachi's Story
Sasuke's Story
Shikamaru's Story
Jiraiyah's Story

But overall, it's been a wild ride and I'm glad to say I'm finally finished. Probably my new favourite anime, despite only watching 2 in my whole life. I think next will be Full Metal Alchemist or Bleach.

*turns out, the dub wasn't "dropped", it's just taking forever to be released. 402 is the last dubbed episode, but 403-417 is coming out in December IIRC.

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The Flood / B E L I E V E I T !
« on: August 28, 2017, 11:44:18 PM »

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The Flood / I NEED SOME BRAIN I THINK I LOST MINE
« on: August 28, 2017, 02:26:45 AM »
I'M HIGHER THAN SECONDCLASS'S HAIR LINE

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The Flood / Going to see my super duper Christian ex-gf
« on: August 27, 2017, 12:05:40 AM »
How do I look

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The Flood / So. I'm falling.
« on: August 25, 2017, 06:48:49 PM »
Someone just woke me up. I don't why, or by who, or why I was put under, but suddenly, I'm in the cockpit of a fighter jet of some kind, and I'm in free fall. My instincts take over, and I somehow manage to curb the descent into a simple glide with a flick of a few switches. With the pressure relieved, I begin to figure out why my vehicle is off. I couldn't explain to you the little intricacies of a fighter jet's mechanics, but unlike my current method of transportation, I'm working in autopilot. Eventually I get it started.

As I'm gliding throught he skies, I can see the terrain beneath me. It's a mountain range, but there's lots of green and brown colours, indicating a losing battle for the vegetation. Houses litter the landscape, ranging from red, two-stories, to yellow bungalows. There are no paved roads, only dirt paths worn from years of migration. As I begin to piece together my situation -- where I am, what year it is, what I'm doing -- a persistent beeping begins from my heads up display. Looking behind me I see several similar looking aircrafts following in pursuit. For some reason, I know they're not friendly.

Again, my insticts take over. It's almost as if I'm watching someone else control my movements, just along for the ride. With a learned turn of the joystick, my plane barrels into a controlled downward spiral. 3 tail me, another two planes maintain their altitude to watch from a distance.

I don't know how I knew this, but my craft was simply better than theirs. It must have been a new model, vastly superior, because I could easily recycle the air between my wings, changing my direction and speed on a dime. Whereas they were mostly what you'd see in a WW2 battle scene. I pop on the breaks and fall behind the 3, easily taking them down with a few trigger pulls. It was a blur, and I don't remember the details. I just knew that I was impressed, as an outsider, watching. The other two leave after their comrades began plummeting in a group of fireballs towards the ground. I lower my altitude and hover 15 feet from the ground, moving 200 hundred kilometers an hour.

Eventually I stop and get out. It's an estate with a 3 story red building and a garage. Deserted. The windows are cracked and the doors are wide open. I manage to find a bag and with it with supplies. Whatever I can find, which isn't much. A pistol, a half empty bottle of water, a baseball cap. I get back in the jet, and continue on my way.

20 minutes later after looting several houses, something catches my eye: it's a billboard with someone I recognise on it. A girl, someone that meant a lot to me. I don't know how I knew that. But she's framed in the same way Marilyn Manson was in this, though she was wearing a white shirt. I completely stop the vehicle, and get out. Beside it, there's a small yellow bungalow lifted 10 feet off the ground, as though it was attempting to avoid a flood. Unlike most of the houses, the windows were barracaded and the door was closed. But I don't really pay attention to that. I hop out of the craft and stare at the billboard, trying to piece together what little I remember.

My mind goes blank again. Suddenly I'm in the same place I was before, but the door of the house is wide open, and the balcony is filled with a dozen worn-down looking people. An older gentlemen, no more than 55, stood behind the rest, mostly women and children. I'm being spoke to, but I tune it out, mostly paying attention to the people on the balcony. I eventually come to my senses and look to see who is speaking to me. It's the girl on the billboard. She's not wearing the shirt, but she's definitely the same person. My insides begin to pain, something I find strange. I couldn't even comprehend what she was saying to me. Or maybe I did, I just don't remember. Suddenly, a young man, a few years younger than me, perhaps, pulls the girl away from me. He stares meaningfully at her. It's evident that he cares quite a lot about her. He appears to be arguing with her, but I can't make out the words, or don't remember them. The pain continues to worsen.

Time skips again. I get back in my fighter jet, and as the glass cockpit cover closes, she looks up at me, and me down at her. The kid puts his arm around her, and they walk back into the home. The scene is over.




Tell me. What do you think of this. What does it mean to you.

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The Flood / Someday, I'M gunna be Hokage!
« on: August 25, 2017, 03:17:16 PM »

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Gaming / Cheap single-player games on Steam
« on: August 23, 2017, 12:14:33 PM »
Need something to keep me occupied when I don't have internet access.

Gunna pick up Vice City first cuz it's like 3 dollars.

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