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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Post Wacky Images
« on: October 25, 2013, 07:50:34 PM »

Current Episodes / Re: Berserk Hiatus for 19+ Weeks—A New Record
« on: October 25, 2013, 06:07:03 AM »
No Berserk in the November 11 issue of YA.  :judo:

Video Games / Re: The Thread of Zelda
« on: October 17, 2013, 08:45:17 PM »
Finally started playing Skyward Sword again. I had a hard time getting into it before because of the very slow start and the fact that I got Dark Souls at the same time. I beat the first dungeon and really enjoyed the fight with Ghirahim. That being said, I still don't really like the motion controls that much, it's fun as a gimmick but not really as a main gameplay point. Controlling the flying beetle and bird is beyond annoying for me. I guess I'm supposed to hold the wiimote like a paper airplane? I wish I could use the gamecube controller and have full camera control like in WW and the Gamecube Twilight Princess, but it is nice aiming the bow/slingshot with a pointer.

Either way, I hope I can get over my controller gripes and find the game enjoyable in the end.

The reason I got back into SS is because of these nice 30-40 minute reviews by Matthewmatosis on youtube, he does each of the 3D Zelda games and I mostly agree with what he has to say about them. I haven't watched his SS review yet since I haven't beat the game, so I wonder if he'll point out stuff I like or dislike about it.

He also did some good MGS1-4 reviews that I watched.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Breaking Bad
« on: October 15, 2013, 05:03:40 PM »
Breaking Bad/Hannibal spin-off when? :troll:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Breaking Bad
« on: September 30, 2013, 03:16:36 AM »

He's still waiting.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Breaking Bad
« on: September 30, 2013, 01:28:52 AM »
Right before watching it I was saying to my friend "It's sad we'll probably never see Skinny P or Badger again" I'm glad I was wrong.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Breaking Bad
« on: September 29, 2013, 12:00:36 PM »
While looking at the guide on my tv I noticed IFC is doing a Malcolm in the Middle marathon at the same time as AMC's Breaking Bad one, followed by Scarface playing while BrBa's finale is on. Think I can just watch those and get the same effect? :troll:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Breaking Bad
« on: September 27, 2013, 03:25:51 AM »
Bryan Cranston was also the main character of one of my favorite anime OVAs, Macross Plus. He actually does a really nice job as Isamu as do most of the rest of the cast besides the female lead, the only one making me want to watch the Japanese dub instead. He was also in The Wings of Honnęamise, Gainax's first major work. ANIME. :schnoz:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Breaking Bad
« on: September 23, 2013, 01:22:54 AM »
Great podcast guys

ALSO HOLY SHIT ONE MORE EPISODE! I'm glad they brought Gray Matter back into the picture, seeing Heisenberg reawaken with the opening theme playing was just perfect.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Breaking Bad
« on: September 09, 2013, 01:44:23 AM »
Man, I was just going to say that I'm really glad that Hank and Gomie are working together again, and now this. :judo:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Breaking Bad
« on: August 12, 2013, 04:51:51 AM »
Finally that series that starts with a "B" that I enjoy talking about on is back!

All that stuff at the beginning of the episode has me worried for the state of nearly every character. It won't be long til we find out what's going on.

Anyway, not much else to say other than I'm also surprised(happily) that it's moving so fast right off the bat.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: July 02, 2013, 06:08:17 AM »
Man of Steel... with a personality to match. I was unmoved, nice visuals and action, but it was more like Transformers than Superman's answer to The Dark Knight. Chris Meloni and the evil chick were the best characters/relationship in the movie (actually, the Kents were nice), and the movie didn't make sense for the most part and didn't really feel like Superman either. Isn't Superman supposed to SAVE the city, not wreck it? That doesn't really work as an introduction since he'll always be associated with and likely blamed for the world almost being destroyed and hundreds if not thousands of people dying. I think that's always going to overshadow his stopping bank robbers in the future. Also, I guess he was less willing to compromise than Zod, since Zod sounded genuinely desperate to save the nursery or whatever and Supes had already destroyed the terraformer. So, why did he kill any chance of reviving his people, on a whim... what was that? Anyway, compared to the senseless destruction Superman wrought, Zod's motivations didn't actually seem so bad, and the filmmakers didn't justify the gravity of the kill at the end. It didn't have much meaning because they never touch on the fact that Superman doesn't kill, let alone why he shouldn't. I mean, saving those innocent lives was supposed to justify it, but he didn't much care about that while they were superfighting, so it makes more sense that killing didn't matter to Superman because he had already been a part of killing hundreds of people by that point anyway. Just more super collateral damage.

I haven't seen the movie, and most likely won't, but I was talking to a friend about this point and he said that when Superman broke Zod's neck, a bunch of young kids who were there together all started laughing and cheering and talking loudly about how awesome it was. It's funny/sad thinking of that as some kid's first real exposure to Superman. Him being some weird scary alien man killing other weird scary alien men while destroying cities with their battles.

Berserk Anime / Re: Berserk Golden Age Arc III: Descent [Review]
« on: June 22, 2013, 07:48:54 PM »
And that's that. I do hope more Berserk animation gets done, but kind of a shame if it has to be Studio 4C. I don't think they have much potential for greatness. At best, stuff they do will be passable.

This makes me sad, as Studio4C has done some great stuff in the past that I loved. I'm so disappointed that they threw together a team that had no idea what they were doing with Berserk. They wouldn't have been my first choice as a studio, but they definitely wouldn't have been my last.

If you don't believe me, check out Mind Game, Tekkon Kinkreet, and especially Memories, which has a segment directed by Satoshi Kon. Berserk really doesn't fit into their niche of "experimental/artsy" films at all and they treated it like an experiment in creating cheap 3D CGI with little thought put into anything else(and that experiment failed).

Berserk Anime / Re: Berserk Golden Age Arc III: Descent [Review]
« on: June 19, 2013, 03:09:14 AM »
Think you can scan or transcribe those notes Gobs? I can't read most of it. BIRD COCK stands out though. :femto:

Video Games / Re: E3 2013
« on: June 11, 2013, 10:12:21 PM »
Mega Man looks extremely fun to play and the look/feel perfectly captures the NES era Mega Man, which is great. This isn't no bad boxart Mega Man...

Villager from Animal Crossing also looks really fun and I wanted him in Brawl. Wii Fitness Trainer... well, like Aaz said, she's a goofy addition similar to ROB and Game and Watch, which both ended up being pretty fun to play and I think she looks like  similar in those regards. Still a weird choice as an E3 level reveal... last time they revealed Zero Suit Samus, Wario, Pit, and Snake as a surprise.

Overall for Nintendo I felt pretty underwhelmed outside of Xenoblade 2(or whatever its title is) and Smash Bros.

Video Games / Re: E3 2013
« on: June 11, 2013, 02:06:29 AM »
Attention folks, this is my annual "No Last Guardian at E3 Post" Other than that, Sony killed Microsoft there. Versus being FF15, KH3, playable used games and no DRM, this is good.

Site & Forum News / Re: New Look to SKnet
« on: May 30, 2013, 10:04:23 PM »
Very nice upgrade, it spooked me a bit when I loaded up the site for the first time using it though. It'll be good when everything is polished and up to your standards Walter, thanks for working to improve the site. :guts:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Attack On Titan
« on: May 19, 2013, 03:27:30 AM »
I'm caught up on the manga and anime. I think the anime is a lot better. The manga has a very rough art style that just doesn't appeal to me, it being the author's first published work makes that understandable though. I'd say that the world, the titans, and the mystery surrounding them is the best part of the series while everything else is mediocre at best. I really really dislike Eren. The author tries too hard to make him justified and ALWAYS RIGHT and it annoys me. That flashback to him as a kid was the edgiest thing I've seen in a long time. It's like if they tried to make a 9 year with the RAGE of Guts but with no reason for it. The author's writing style is really shitty too, he likes to throw in flashbacks right before major events where what happened in that flashback is important, which gets old really fast. The anime is moving events around though, which is good.

In any case, this is the best thing to have come out of the franchise along with all the other parodies of the OP:

I agree that the ending is pretty cool too.

Berserk Anime / Re: Berserk Saga Project News
« on: May 16, 2013, 03:42:37 PM »
Here's a proper link ,IncantatioN didn't copy full link..

Oh, there's my friend at around :52-:53 winning a Guts production sketch. I SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE. No not really. :ganishka:

If you wanna see it bigger:

Even if I didn't like the CG art and didn't really care for the character designs, this still would have been a nice grab. Too bad she didn't get the manga.

Berserk Anime / Re: Berserk Saga Project News
« on: May 08, 2013, 05:51:08 AM »
Man, I'm really starting to wish I could go to this movie premiere in San Francisco. They're giving away a copy of the first manga volume autographed by Miura.

SHIIITTT! Now that makes me wanna go really badly. I can sit through two dubbed movies for that...

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Introduction to Berserk
« on: May 06, 2013, 10:23:31 AM »
9. Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
Great taste! There's another manga by that author that ended recently called Kabu no Isaki, it's also pretty good.

Berserk Anime / Re: Berserk Saga Project News
« on: May 03, 2013, 10:55:32 AM »
I feel bad because I live close enough and have the means to go to this, but I just can't see it as worth the money. Maybe if I lived in SF and could just walk over there and pay just the movie fee, but it's not worth the cost of travel. I never thought I'd say that about something Berserk related either! :judo:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: May 01, 2013, 04:37:02 PM »
The last episode was really good I thought. I liked the Hound vs Beric fight and most of the dialogue. Still though, Robb's show original wife just makes me cringe every time she shows up. Other than that though, I was happy with it.

Question - in the beginning of episode 4, is that Jon Snow's direwolf Sam sees? What's the direwolf doing there?
Apparently it is. In the book Ghost is with Jon the whole time and there's some important plot points concerning him. Kinda minor spoilers, but it shouldn't really ruin anything for show-only folks: After Jon learns about warging because of that guy with the eagle, he starts to be able to do it with Ghost the same way Bran can with his direwolf. I might have it a bit mixed up, but yeah, Ghost is supposed to be with Jon for sure, I have no idea why they have him with Sam.

Video Games / Re: Digitally Distributed PC games ON SALE Thread
« on: April 27, 2013, 06:00:50 PM »
Thanks Walter! I haven't played any of the Max Payne games before, should I invest in the whole series and play from the beginning?

1 and 2 are great, you really have to play them. I haven't had a chance to buy 3 yet. Being broke is true suffering.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: April 23, 2013, 08:39:03 AM »

I still return to those day long battles. Sadly, today's computers aren't very compatible upon installing it. The color grid is all wrong as if the game glitched. It really takes away a lot of the luster.

The HD edition is on steam! You could also get some of the widescreen fixes if you want, I found some a while back when I wanted to play and the HD edition wasn't out.

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