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@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (26 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm Making The TF Roll Out Short "Gotta Go Fast!"

@  Benbot : (26 November 2019 - 12:52 PM)

That's what I was hoping for. But here I am, at work the following day.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

You say "die in bed" and I'm thinking "why is that a problem?".

@  fourteenwings : (26 November 2019 - 07:06 AM)

If you don't get out of bed ever your muscles will lock in super-uncomfortable ways and you may get blood clots

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:53 PM)

You did nothing, and so rocks fall down and you die.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 08:35 PM)

But that's not you doing something, that's something being done to you.

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:28 PM)

Unless a meteor crashes down on your bed while you're in it.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 07:08 PM)

I've been trying for the last few hours to find an argument to counter this... and I can't do it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 03:32 PM)

The most dangerous thing you can do is get out of bed in the morning. Everything else that happens is a consequence of that one terrible, terrible decision.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 03:28 PM)

Driving, by itself, is dangerous. Anything done to compromise the concentration of the pilot just makes things worse.

@  Benbot : (25 November 2019 - 12:46 PM)

Actually, I think you could make a reasonable argument for saying driving with glasses is dangerous. That is, more dangerous than driving with contacts or perfect vision. You have poor peripheral vision with glasses.


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#21 The Doctor Who

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 11:02 AM

Also: Sneak everywhere. You'll always gain some stealth just by sneaking past random animals.

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 11:09 PM

So, the system upgrade for Skyrim is coming up.

I assume they'll be releasing a players guide for it.

Is it safe to assume that the guide will be compatible with the old game?


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 08:29 AM

As long as they haven't change the story elements, the old one should be good for new, and vicey-versy.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 10:58 AM

Wow... forgot I even made this.

SO.... how tricky IS the build system in the game to figure out?  I watched a few tutorials on fudge muppet and I cannot for the life of me understand what they talkin-bout.

The Skyrim vids aren't like the Fallout vids, with all the stats and the perks named at the bottom.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 12:31 PM

The build system is pretty simple, really. All the different skills have an associated skill tree. You can buy perks on those tree's if your skill meets the pre-requisite level AND you've purchased the perk before it. So you can choose from any tree so long as you don't mind starting at the bottom every time. Generally speaking, the higher the perk on the tree, the better the perk is, but it also corresponds to a higher level in the skill.

 

Folks usually build as they will, and take a few basic perks from a lot of the trees. I usually take the first perk in lockpicking, and healing magic, and specialise in a weapon skill, forging and enchanting.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 01:21 PM

The main problem I have with skill trees is that I'll start a game wanting to be an mage-warrior. I wind up being a sneaking type who stabs people in the back. Oh...well...yeah, except I need some ranged attacks. So I guess stealth archer is the way to go. Too bad I already spent all those perks on restoration magic and smithing!

It took me a couple times to figure out, but it seems like maxing out skill trees for Sneaking and Archery are the way to go. Maybe pop a few points in restoration magic. Never know when you'll run out of potions.

And actually, speech isn't totally useless. You can invest in stores so they can give you more money and you can sell any type of thing at any shop...like sell potions to the smith. Very usefull.
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Except by the time you can do that, you're probably not hurting for money really.

Yeah, hug Speech. Just do Sneaking and Archery. You'll be alright!
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 02:53 PM

Yeah, pretty much what I end up doing. I just have so much fun shooting folks in the back, and watching the people their with not even react.

 

*two guards walking side by side. One literally drops deads* "What was that... the wind I guess..."


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:20 PM

I absolutely love being able to defeat boss-type characters with maybe 4-5 hits tops...all before they even know I'm there.

I also wish I had a dime for every time this happened:

What's that sound? Something's right behind me! Oh crap! A draugr got the drop on me. Oh...wait! My status indicator says I'm still hidden. But...he brushed right up against me...and his dead partner is right next to him...and he's looking right...at...me! But he doesn't see me? Well, okay then. Let's get out Auriel's Bow, recharge it for extra measure, draw back the string aaaaand...*THUNK*! Most satisfying sound...ever!

 

I can kill giants and maybe even one or even two (if I'm lucky) of it's mammoth friends before any of them know I'm there. 

 

I know there's a whole meme and air of derision about stealth archers...but people wouldn't do it if it wasn't so damn affective!


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 10:45 PM

Yeah, pretty much what I end up doing. I just have so much fun shooting folks in the back, and watching the people their with not even react.

 

*two guards walking side by side. One literally drops deads* "What was that... the wind I guess..."

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:46 AM

Well.... I started it.

I took a nap last night 'cuz some telemarketer woke me up at 2pm, and instead of sleeping 3 hours.... slept for 6.  X(  So, I DLed everything, then started up.

Decided to try something simple... mentally dug-out an old Star Wars OC and went from there.  Got overencumbered already thanks to the clothes/pots.  While I'm sure there's nothing on-par with a Mandaloran, a general 'barbarian' or something should be good.

PS: ah snuck past a BAER!!!


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 01:55 PM

My problem is that I collect followers. I like them all too much to send them away.

But it makes the game far too easy, I think I need help.



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:43 PM

btw.... CAN one go into 3rd person on 360 Skyrim?


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 07:54 AM

Yeah, should be the "select" button on the game pad. Same as fallout 4.I think... been a while.


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 04:34 PM

I went melee. It gave me some trouble on tougher enemies like dragons with their stupid one-hit kill move, but I still did decently. Next time I think I'm gonna mix melee and ranged.

 

Also, DO NOT GO FULL MAGE. Oh, they're good at mid-levels, but at lower and higher levels? Pfft. You're better off investing your levels in health (obviously) and stamina (so you can move around quicker and use more powerful physical moves) than magicka, which means most of the high MP offensive spells are going to drain a big chunk out of your low magicka bar and you're left defenseless unless you have a melee or ranged weapon. They also don't scale, meaning the higher levels you get, even the more powerful spells won't do as much damage. The only forms of magic worth using are restoration (again, you never know when you'll run out of health potions) and enchanting and the latter isn't really "magic" in the way conjuration or destruction are. It makes your weapons and armor more powerful, which you absolutely need to do if you want to survive at higher or even mid-levels. If you are crazy enough to go full mage or want to impose a challenge on yourself, you should focus on conjuration more than any others to summon things to do the fighting for you, since, again, you'll be basically useless by yourself.

 

In Skyrim, you're better off as a melee fighter with good Enchanting and Restoration skills than a pure mage, and you're better off being a sneaky ranged rogue with good Enchanting and Restoration skills than a melee fighter or a mage. Also, as useful as dabbling in Alteration for temporary armor buffs or Illusion for temporary stealth buffs sounds, it's not worth it since the spells from those that are actually good only come at high levels.

 

TL;DR: Mages in Skyrim suck.


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 05:29 PM

Mages suck in skyrim.

 

Caveat: unless you mod the game. I get why you wouldn't want to the first few times around, but there are plenty of mods out there which iron out the kinks to magic, add new content, and generally make it more feasible archtype than the vanilla game.


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 08:37 PM

Further correction: Player mages suck in Skyrim.  NPC mages kick asses.

 

Ironbite-especially when they can spam that one ice spell like a hugging machine gun.


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 10:49 PM

sadly the 'select' is for waiting.


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 10:59 PM

I know theres a way to do it...
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Posted 07 January 2017 - 03:44 AM

I think it's click L1 or R1.

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 10:33 AM

It's R1. I just figured it out in the special edition.

 

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to kill this warlock and loot his dumb ass. Make me a thrall, eh? I love the "alternate start" mod... :D


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