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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: February 14, 2017, 11:22:29 PM »
Ha!  But but killzone is a sony exclusive!   :ganishka:  Uncharted 4 is about all I would rave about outside of Last of Us.  I use to have have a 360, bought one at launch.  5 breakdowns later and I'll stick to steam.  (And my Xbox that's modded to the teeth) My first Xbox 360 memory is a smoke filled bedroom that stunk of burnt electronics for a week.

Bloodborne is fun, but I do find it dumbed down, even in the build sense.  It's worth a play, yet I just can't appreciate it enough.  That whole first big exclusive tends to go to people's heads each generation. I'm looking at you Gears Of War 1.

I find the entire Souls concept perfect for my style of gaming.  Will take awhile for me to get sick of it, much like Diablo 1/2, Baldurs gate dark alliance, champs of norrath did years ago. God I miss couch co op.

On a side note I find Berserk being single player across the board a huge bummer.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you watching? (television thread)
« on: February 12, 2017, 01:31:55 PM »
Started watching the Path.  Got a few episodes in and I'm losing interest.   This is the same problem I have with the leftovers, besides who made it. I can never get that time back from Lost. I feel like this is going nowhere and if it does, who cares?   By the time I get there, the whole thing will be so drug out that my suspension of disbelief is now focused on the formula of the show.  Cliffhanger, unanswered questions, followed by two more questions, repeat.  I may just not be cut out for tv anymore. I have my favorites, but if a new drama feels bogged down by formula over the story it's telling, I'm out.  Most times where it's heading is not where it ends up. 

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: February 12, 2017, 03:06:16 AM »
I can't say for sure if Nioh will stack up to Dark Souls level design in the end. I'm not far enough in to confidently say.  I can tell you I read the level design was repetitive, but right now I'm seeing variety.  If you're familiar with the demo there's that, a cliffside that turns into a large cavern, a dusty landscape with underground stoney forgotten treasure trove, a swampy temple area filled with rain that ultimately leads to an abandoned lower temple,  a hillside of fescue, and now a mine.  Will that rival the variety present in DS?  Prob not, but I'm not seeing an issue either.  Certainly more variety than bloodborne in that respect.  Of all the souls games, bloodborne is only superior to lords of the fallen imo. I just wasn't digging it's simplicity compared to the others.  Sort of how I view GTA 4 vs San Andreas and 5.  There seemed little innovation vs mechanics. 

Literally feels like a ninja gaiden souls mix with a ton of customization.  I mean, let's say you have a helmet that's really well suited to your favored attributes, but it looks ridiculous. You can take said helm and change it to look like another in your inventory.  On top of that you can upgrade everything, redue the specials for said armor or upgrade in the traditional sense.  I'm not too keen on the blacksmithing yet as the loot that drops is reminiscent of borderlands.  I'm afraid I'll just find something better in 15 minutes.

Granted this is my experience alone and someone will lend their two cents and probably leave me wondering why I didn't explain it better, however from a few series I've enjoyed through the years, this feels both old and new.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: February 09, 2017, 09:27:08 PM »
Nioh is amazing.  Team ninja has finally found its footing with this gem.  I'm to the second map and this feels like the next positive step to this souls formula.  From the combat, to the MASS amount of customization,(minus character creation)  I'm really digging everything.  The game really does feel like it's own and not a clone.  Haven't had this much fun since Ninja Gaiden on Xbox...right out of high school.  Speaking of NG, when TN released black, some of the environmental effects changed.  In Nioh you revisit levels in sub quests and the same treatment is done.  I do not feel like I'm strolling down the same path.  The levels are decent sized, but by the end of each feel very inclusive and well thought out.  I highly recommend.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Official Sk.net Weightloss/gain Thread!
« on: February 05, 2017, 03:05:40 AM »
Clanging swordsman, keep it up.  :)  Working out is great for the body and the soul.  You'll accomplish all you want in due time.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: January 31, 2017, 05:01:30 PM »
Finished Biohazard 7 last night.  7.5 hours on normal.  My original opinion still stands.  This title is quite disconnected from the rest of the series, although fun.  The last few hours felt like a bit of a drag and mediocre from the majority of the game.  See what's coming a mile away type of ordeal.

This reboot of a game reminds me very much of the feeling I had with Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow.  Something different, much more polished than its predecessors on PlayStation 2.  Better?  Sure, what isn't better than RE5, 6?  Not a masterpiece that will take the series in a direction that will stand the test of time.

I liked RE7, but didn't love it.  Perhaps some reviewers overly praising the game didn't help me going in. I'm much more of the opinion that the game is above average, just not amazing.  This IS classic RE when it comes to exploring and progression.  No doubt about it. 

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Your Man Cave
« on: January 30, 2017, 08:24:15 PM »
Finished this little part of my basement yesterday.  Picked up my first pinball machine. 




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Cool sword!   :guts: 

PS, nice album cover you got there.  Sin. 

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: January 25, 2017, 01:23:15 PM »
Skeleton, Evil dead really seethes through the frame work of the game vs. something biohazard.   As I said before this could change, but I would be surprised if that ended up being outside of brief lore thrown in.  I feel a little distracted by all this, so I may put it down a day to unnerve that old feel I was expecting to some degree. 

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: January 25, 2017, 02:23:26 AM »
Never played dishonored and am about half way through.  Not my style but enjoying it anyhow.  I'm hours into Resident Evil 7 and want some who may be excited to understand something.  In no way shape or form does this feel like capcom intended this to be RE.  The same way Nintendo intended super Mario 2.  Could change, but I feel like this could be any franchise so far.  This has nothing to do with them switching the play style.  May or may not sway your enjoyment and thought it be good for you to know. Could also change by the end of the game.  Just my first impression. 

Want to add that this has a very Texas chainsaw/House of 1000 corpses vibe.  Often times for myself come off cheesy and not frightening at all.  Intense, no doubt, yet very linear.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: December 25, 2016, 04:16:25 PM »
I really didn't like that trailer.  I don't think I'll go out of my way to see this.

I second this.  How attached was Ridley to the project?  This left much to be desired and looks to add nothing to the series, given the trailer.  Can't say I was expecting much after Prometheus.  Judging by the comments on youtube many share the "meh" look of it all.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to ???
« on: December 21, 2016, 05:43:40 PM »
Thank you both for the thought out responses.  I'll pick up the Final Cut sometime soon.  I am literally in the dark about the entire movie and have no expectations besides sci fi. 

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to ???
« on: December 21, 2016, 01:32:08 PM »
I have yet to see the original Blade Runner.  I want to watch it and also have a few questions from this passionate community. 

Has it aged well?  I ask this in part because sometimes I have a hard time appreciating a film in it's own time. 

What version is the one I need to watch or which do you feel strongly about?

I viewed Apocalypse Now in it's director's cut last year.  I was blown away.  So if you have the regular version over the directors cut, tell me why.  If you think vhs is where I need to go, be honest. 

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: December 19, 2016, 04:26:40 PM »
Oh my.   :???:   :daiba:

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: December 19, 2016, 04:11:03 PM »
Didn't think anyone would respond to my vague outlook into Journalism today.  Why would I assume that would be taken into arguement territory?  Simple response meant to be taken how I assume Griffith did. 

If you make a statement about the railroad.  My source of major money and how you hate the emissions such things produce, I would never take it personally, nor feel the need to defend it like it's going to matter.  Have your opinions, it doesn't make any difference at the end of the day.

I believe you could be fun at parties, but I fear my lack of consistent alcohol consumption might leave you embarrassed at my personality and not by my vagueness.   :magni:

Anyhooooow, check out Rogue One.  Its fun and though you may not enjoy it as much as I did, it's worth a watch.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: December 19, 2016, 03:47:24 PM »
You're making blanket statements on opinions I have which are both false and distasteful.  CNN and FOX.  biased black hearted journalism in these networks was my "sniping target."  Stating opinions doesn't need to always be met with such retort.  Wasn't my intention.  Back to the movie thread.  I do not think you would be fun at a party, but who knows.   :farnese:

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: December 19, 2016, 03:34:42 PM »
Daaaang Walter.  Look at our conversation history.  Did I wrong your family or something?  You come off aggressive, annoyed, and elite with every response.

Why do you insist on being combative with me?

I think you would find me easier to get along with in person.   :guts:

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: December 19, 2016, 10:52:19 AM »
No clue where the political side was coming from as I avoided every possible article up to release. Once I saw it I started digging and whoops, should have left it alone.  From someone who has seen Clinton as the worst robot in politics since I was a younger rebel,  the few I saw were Idiot trumpers, but a few articles provoked the less intellectually challenged.

Who knows if I'll still feel this way in a month.  TFA had me initially right behind Jedi, but fell off after it sunk in over time.  This could be the OMFG Stuuuur wers! Moment that is eclipsing my inner critic.  You're right that the originals are hard to top as the magic of the entire series is enveloped under that shroud.  For me, its damn close right now as being that good.  Certainly could change.   :ganishka:

Aazealh, I forgot you or Walter are in the journalist department, so nothing personal by my comment.  This year and the lack of being objective from the many networks have left the worst taste in my mouth.  Like burnt popcorn, I didn't realise what happened until it was all in my mouth being chewed on.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: December 19, 2016, 02:30:16 AM »
I'd put TFA around the same quality as episode 3, only better if the questions it raised are answered well.

Edit: I love star wars, so bottom of the barrel is a poor choice of words.  I don't plan on watching episode 1 or 2 much during the rest of my life span is the best way to put it.  My favorite moments in the saga are in Jedi, but its not the best movie.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: December 19, 2016, 01:43:06 AM »
Sooooo, for those who have seen it, are we gonna rank Rogue One right under Empire and New Hope?  I was quite impressed. 

Didn't realize all the political crap in the media until after I saw that and it sounds like journalists projecting from their black hearts.  I remember when episode 3 came out and Anakins "you're either with me or my enemy" line was the subject of GWB.  Haha, never get the idiocy I read occasionally in the news. 

Bottom of the barrel would be Phantom and Clone and top would be new hope and empire.  TFA somewhere right above episode 1 and 2.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: December 06, 2016, 03:24:27 PM »
Started Deus Ex: Human Revolution.  This is the first game I've played of the series.  When I became curious about Deus Ex, I didn't think I would be able to appreciate the original at the time since it was already a decade old.  Completely ran out of anything I'd been backlogged with and hopefully I'll enjoy this new universe.

For the consoles, these remasters that have been coming out have cut the newer games down a little and there isn't much coming out anytime soon that will have me playing two or three at once.  Might be replaying some old favorites for the foreseeable future.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you watching? (television thread)
« on: December 06, 2016, 12:41:30 PM »
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Anybody can be a secret robot, or a robot following programming, or be brought back as a robot, or as their real human counterpart because the one that died was a robot, etc.

I will eventually finish the season, but initially this very thought of how the series would play out haulted me from much enjoyment.  I made it a few episodes in and lost interest.  Hopefully I'm wrong.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Official Sk.net Weightloss/gain Thread!
« on: December 03, 2016, 03:55:43 PM »
Didn't know this thread existed.  I work out often enough, but always eat like shit.  Usually my moto goes like "sure, I could get a six pack, but I'm gonna get burger king for lunch."  I'm right at six foot tall and usually float between 180 and 190 year round.  Haven't really weighed much more than high school and being 32, I can't complain.

I bike a vigorous 18 miles a day during the nicer parts of the year to work and back.  During the colder season like right now I just stop at the gym on the way home to jog and lift.  Once it gets below 40 degrees, pushing my lungs feels like fire.

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Thanks for the thorough explanation.  Actually sounds decent by that description and I'll definitely snag it soon.

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St. Anger was bottom of the barrel for me.  Death magnetic was as forgettable as re load and I was too young to probably view load as the same.  I think I'm expecting too much today from their early days.

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