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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« on: April 14, 2017, 03:19:25 PM »

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to ???
« on: April 10, 2017, 07:01:48 PM »

Among other things Cate is playing Hela and very likely will be "death" of the MCU.  Which means it's romance time for Thanos and his ambitions.  This film will tie up significantly with Avengers 3.

Not sure why this is in this thread. I think it looks fun and can't wait to see it.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: April 04, 2017, 06:32:22 PM »

Finally a movie for Invincible announced. It's my all-time favorite American comic, so I'm really looking forward to what they cook up.

Outside of myself and Incantation, I'm not sure anyone else reads the series here. It's written by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and it's arguably one of the best superhero comics ever. I recommend it to anyone.

Video Games / Re: The Thread of Zelda
« on: March 15, 2017, 08:58:22 PM »
Thanks for the tip (I only used Guardian shields to absorb the beam, and never thought to parry)! Damn, I bet I already have the timing down from all that last second jumping to avoid the blast from early on. The game continues to astonish. =)

This is coming from someone who was so god damn annoyed with them that I was finally like "fuck this" and wanted to kill them all.

Video Games / Re: The Thread of Zelda
« on: March 15, 2017, 07:38:32 PM »
You're ready, you just don't know it yet! :guts: The first one I ran at instead of away from and won was fully mobile actually, but I think I wedged him a bit on an island in a shallow swamp so he couldn't string me out and obliterate me (I was holding onto some pretty heavy duty weaponry at the time too). I didn't realize that though, so thinking it was relatively easy I tried fucking with the next one out in the open and got burnt to a crisp. This ultimately lead to my "scratch free" strategy, if you're ready to hunt the hunters: make them come to you, get behind a large object, a thick tree, tall wall, or a Guardian ruin is ironically ideal, that'll break their aim and take their fire, then when they try to come around time stop them for a second and use the opening and go after their leg(s). Busting one leg will give you an opening to hit the next etc etc, reset and repeat as needed until they're dead. Having a good weapon, particularly one requiring a lot of heart, will make this almost too easy. =)

Or you could just wait for them to charge up their beam and you could parry with your shield. It deflects the beam back to them and should work after three or so. You can use any shield.

Video Games / Re: The Thread of Zelda
« on: March 07, 2017, 05:30:54 PM »
Not trying to brag, but I think I had the best death in the game.

I was climbing a mountain and ran out of stamina, then a ram hit me from behind and I fell to the river below and drowned.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: March 06, 2017, 12:47:11 PM »
Yeah, I'm working my way back across the map (I don't believe in fast travel =), hunting, and even taming, some animals and finding all sorts of interesting landmarks and things to investigate.

Being a man with 4 children, I never thought I'd be able to have time to do that in a game. Having a Switch has been amazing because I can literally take it anywhere like my 3DS, but with Breath of the Wild=)

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: March 06, 2017, 12:45:18 AM »
20 hours into Breath of the Wild, and I think I'm finally at the first dungeon. The easiest thing to do in this game is to get sidetracked. Oh wait no. The easiest thing to do is to die.

Video Games / Re: The Thread of Zelda
« on: March 03, 2017, 09:03:50 PM »
What time of day did you go? Most places had stock left over from midnight but then sold out this morning.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: March 03, 2017, 04:21:38 PM »
Saw Logan last night and loved it. Great movie.

Video Games / Re: The Thread of Zelda
« on: March 03, 2017, 04:17:07 PM »
So I'm about 5 hours in to BotW and I already feel like this is out-OoT-ing OoT. The mechanics and story are just fantastic.

Interesting how you all noted One Piece. I always used to dismiss it as one of the 'Big Three' shows that all the anime fans loved in my high school (including Naruto and Bleach), while I was the edgy Evangelion kid. But I know a lot of folks that are still very fond of it, so I think I judged One Piece unfairly in my pubescent days. I'm always a little skeptical of huge long series that stretch out along miles worth of pages

There's a reason it's the highest selling manga of all time. I've been reading it every week since 2001. It's phenomenal.

Thanks for posting this! I've always wanted to read some of the Gundam manga, but never got around to it. I'll definitely put it on my list, though.

As for manga, I'm a One Piece lover.

Is that the dude that wrote Lost?


Even worse: Prometheus

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« on: January 27, 2017, 06:08:11 PM »
These things aren't mutually exclusive, and having some ideas or outlines aren't equal to having a cohesive story and universe planned out, plus his claims have changed so much on this front, including some obvious contradictions and outright lies about how it was "always meant to be X, Y, or Z," as to not be taken too seriously. On that note, here's another thought: those ideas and outlines probably weren't well thought out to begin with, so it's not just poor execution of some supposed master plan if the plan already sucked and was just rehashing more of the same BS, but worse. And considering what we got, that's the most likely and even obvious answer. I don't think Lucas shuttled a bunch of awesome ideas to do some bad shit on the fly as he was actually making the movies.

As always, you sway my way of thinking. It makes sense when put like that, for sure.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« on: January 27, 2017, 05:25:31 PM »
He did not have a cohesive story or universe in mind from the beginning, and clearly did not come up with one during the making of the prequels.

Not trying to start an internet fight by any means, but Lucas had the outline for these stories written back in the 80s. So he did have a general idea of where things were going, he just executed it extremely poorly.

The prequels ruined whatever quality existed within the Star Wars universe, as did 99% of the EU garbage.

As I've said other times, the Clone Wars animated series is absolutely amazing and rekindled my love for Star Wars. I highly recommend it to anyone to watch.

Video Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: January 16, 2017, 06:23:10 PM »
That's what he's doing now. But buying the game a second time for $20 was originally more alluring than getting a new graphics card for $200.

Ah, I read it as him having just outrightbought an XB1. My mistake.

Video Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: January 16, 2017, 12:41:22 AM »
Never gonna happen unfortunately. That ship sailed with the Gamecube. And I'm fine with it honestly. For games that require actual heavy computing I have my computer. Funny story: my brother was playing a game recently and his PC is 6 years old so it ran like crap. He was desperate to enjoy the game and decided to buy it again on his Xbox One just so it would run smoothly. Sadly for him, it was still worse on the XBOne than on his computer.

Why wouldn't he just upgrade his video card? He could get one twice as good as the xb1 for half the price!

I've slowly been making the transition to PC and it's been awesome. Nintendo will always have my money, though.

Video Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: January 13, 2017, 09:13:01 PM »
That's pretty much what I'll be doing. THANKS OBAMA.

BTW: "Preorders of the all Nintendo Switch versions have entirely sold out at Amazon, Walmart, and GameStop." Ohhhh Nintendo...

The master edition of BotW sold out in three minutes. I didn't even know it had gone up.

Video Games / Re: The Thread of Zelda
« on: January 13, 2017, 03:11:14 PM »
Seems consistent with the usual Zelda vibe to me. Voice acting is neat. Don't have a lot of observations honestly. I've preordered the console and the limited edition of the game.

Agreed. I preordered the Switch as well, but the limited edition has not been put up for preorder in the states yet.

Very, very excited for this.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Your most hated words
« on: January 09, 2017, 03:28:39 AM »
Maybe you should hang out with a different crowd.

Or get off of Reddit.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: January 08, 2017, 01:45:33 PM »
Do I really need to see the Cars though?


Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: January 06, 2017, 08:06:01 PM »
I just asked him what he thought of the movies: "Um, I think I didn't like it. "

Like father like son  :ganishka:

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Your most hated words
« on: December 30, 2016, 07:07:41 PM »

In my native language, Portuguese, it's really simple to pronounce, but in English it's a complete torture :mozgus:

And I'm really curious: you guys have trouble or think it is annoying to pronounce it, or the problem it's me who is not an English native speaker?

No, most people just end up looking like idiots when they try to say it.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Do you believe in God?
« on: December 30, 2016, 05:11:01 PM »
That's... not very nihilistic.

Yeah that's pretty much the complete opposite of nihilism.

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