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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 May 2019 - 03:26 PM)

We named the dog "Indiana".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 May 2019 - 03:25 PM)

Happy 30 years to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade!

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2019 - 01:35 PM)

Truly they are the compleat package.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 May 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Made from the metallized ashes of their previous enemies.

@  MEDdMI : (24 May 2019 - 07:40 AM)

They fight you with sparkles.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2019 - 03:40 AM)

Phyrexians are the bishie-est.

@  unluckiness : (24 May 2019 - 12:29 AM)

That's why they always wear long sleeved shirts and long pants

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2019 - 11:36 PM)

Everybody knows the most bishie thing about any bishie is his exposed sinew.

@  MEDdMI : (23 May 2019 - 10:04 PM)

*looks up the humanoid slivers* ...really? People were calling those bishies?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 May 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Have they made a sliver planeswalker yet?

@  RichardT1977 : (23 May 2019 - 10:29 AM)

"DECOMPOSE!"

@  Paladin : (23 May 2019 - 06:29 AM)

will they next evolve into Inhumanoids?

@  Ashley : (23 May 2019 - 02:42 AM)

the original slivers were spikey monsters. then the evolved into humanoids. now they're back to spikey bug monsters.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

They haven't necessarily looped yet. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...


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#1 tec

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 01:37 AM

Rules are simple you get on this soap box simply state your Opinion and walk away

We can debate your UGO but you don't have to validate your opinion in anyway if you don't want

 

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 01:48 AM

Paladins is better than Overwatch.

FF 7 is worse than Final Fantasy XIII.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:34 AM

Wind Waker is still a terrible game.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:38 AM

Chrono Trigger is overrated.

 

Chrono Cross is misunderstood and is actually a great game, but Trigger fanboys can't accept it as a sequel because it doesn't fit their vision.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:51 AM

I kinda like microtransactions.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 06:54 AM

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is wildly overrated.The main quest is dry and 75% exposition, and your character skills literally don't matter a single bit because within a few hours you'll have amassed the fantasy equivalent of a Iron Man suit that can allow you to do whatever you want anyway.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 06:56 AM

undertale was overrated and overhyped.



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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:26 AM

I still like menu-based combat.

The original 8-bit Zelda and Metroid games are still fun and I don't find the maps confusing at all (Except Death Mountain).

I got lost far more easily in Metroid 2 than I ever did in Metroid 1.

While I do think Ocarina of Time and Star Fox 64 are still great games and I'm glad they got a 3DS update, I can't think of a single N64 game whose graphics aged well, except maybe Killer Instinct Gold.

I wish Killer Instinct could go back to Nintendo. I miss it, but I'm not buying a damn MS machine just for it.
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:35 AM

Does anyone actually think the N64 graphics have "aged well" in any instance? I mean, some games look better than others but that was the case when the games were new.



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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:36 AM

Chrono Trigger is overrated.
 
Chrono Cross is misunderstood and is actually a great game, but Trigger fanboys can't accept it as a sequel because it doesn't fit their vision.

Chrono Cross is a bad game and only gets the praise it does due solely to its name and graphics/sound.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:50 AM

Does anyone actually think the N64 graphics have "aged well" in any instance? I mean, some games look better than others but that was the case when the games were new.


I haven't actually heard anyone defend N64 graphics. But I pretty much just crapped on an entire generation of video games (maybe not the games themselves, but at least the graphics), so...I guess I was hoping it was an unpopular opinion. Because if the majority actually agrees with me on this point, that makes me sad.
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:03 AM

I loved Ecco the Dolphin on Dreamcast



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Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:11 AM

The Game Cube controller was horrible for any game not made by Nintendo.
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:19 AM

Risen 2 is a better game than Risen 1.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:38 AM

Hybrid Heaven was the best game for the N64 and it's sad that it was a third party game on such a crappy console since that means it'll never see re-release/remaster on a modern system.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 09:35 AM

Does anyone actually think the N64 graphics have "aged well" in any instance? I mean, some games look better than others but that was the case when the games were new.

 

Ill chime in on this

 

Games I still like on the 64 and think the graphics still work

 

Mario 64

Rush 2 and 2049

KI Gold

Mischief Makers

Zelda OoC

Mario Kart 64


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:25 AM

Mostly Halo-related, but:

 

"Classic Halo" gameplay is stale and should be left to the past where it belongs.

 

Halo Reach was Bungie's best Halo game.  CE had a good campaign, but 2 and 3 didn't take off until you left Earth. Reach managed to get everything right.

 

Halo 4 is an excellent game, and had a great multiplayer (that's more fun than Halo 3).

 

The Battle Rifle being the only viable weapon in multiplayer is never a good idea.

 

Non-Halo:

 

FFX and FFXII are the best of the "modern" Final Fantasy games.

 

Kingdom Hearts was boring. 

 

Witcher III was also boring and had terrible controls.

 

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 11:40 AM

Not that I want to get too far on a N64 graphics tangent...but what the hell! I have time before lunch. Let me go through my entire N64 library, play a level each and grade on graphics, control, would I still play. No particular order:

Mortal Kombat Trilogy:
Graphics: Good, probably because they're 2D instead of poligonal
Controls: Actually pretty good. Having block and run between the kicks and punches is something I have to get over since I've gotten used to Duel-Shock controls. But still, pretty good.
Would I still play: Since I have arcade perfect ports of MK 1,2 and Ultimate 3 on the PS3, not likely. But this is still a very playable game.

Golden Eye:
Graphics: Ugly as hell
Controls: Just can't even. Seriously, strafing is crap, aiming is crap... I just can't even.
Would I still play: No. It was great back in the day. Lots of college dorm memories. But I just can't even.

Perfect Dark:
Graphics: Better thanks to the Memory Expansion. Still not great, but less headache inducing at least.
Controls: Same as Golden Eye, but aim assist helps a LOT. I was able to get through a level.
Would I still play: No. Make a remake or sequel with updated controls (and get Rare away from MS) and we'll talk.

Beast Wars Transmetals:
Graphics: Oh my eyes! My poor poor eyes!
Controls: Uh, you call these controls? I can’t control shit!
Would I still play: Hell…no!

Star Wars Shadows of the Empire:
Graphics: Hoth - Dated but not terrible. Not great, but not terrible. Ground Levels - Pretty. Not as bad as some others on this list…but still pretty bad.
Controls: Hoth - Pretty solid actually. Ground Levels - Bad. Strafing works, but badly. I usually prefer a third person view. But the controls are obviously meant for first person…and even then, Doom controls more solidly.
Would I still play: Hoth level, sure. Ground levels…no.

Ocarina of Time:
Graphics: Pretty bad. Before today, I would’ve said headache inducing. The only reason I’m giving it half a break now is because I’m seeing some of these other games that, heaven help me, are actually far worse. But I still can’t look at it for long. Thank goodness for the 3DS remake, because I love this game, but no amount of nostalgia goggles is going to get me to say these graphics are good.
Controls: Actually still pretty damn solid. I’d actually put them up against some of todays Zeldas.
Would I still play: On the 3DS, definitely. On the N64…eh…this is hurting my eyes.

Majora’s Mask:
Graphics: Better thanks to the Memory Expansion. But still pretty ugly.
Controls: Also very solid.
Would I still play: I didn’t get the 3DS version just because the thought of going through all that again is intimidating. I got through it the first time. But I remember a bunch of this game just being a slog to get through. But based on graphics and controls alone…yes to the controls. The graphics do kinda give me a headache.

Super Smash Brothers:
Graphics: Holy crap this is…this is just terrible. Terrible. Wow! Just…just wow!
Controls: Also pretty crap. And maybe it’s just me having gotten used to what Smash Bros has become ever since Melee onward. But…no. Just…no! It’s slow as hell and I can barely play passably well with my mains!
Would I still play: I actually have played this a bit along with WiiU Smash in preperation for the upcoming Switch Smash. But if I were to go entirely by the criteria I’ve been judging the other games by…no.

Donkey Kong 64:
Graphics: Memory Exansion makes it not the worst ever. Still not getting a pass from me. Constant camera movement hurts the eyes though. Lack of camera control makes it frustrating to do anything.
Controls: Not bad. Not as tight as the Donkey Kong Country games. But very passable.
Would I still play: Camera more than the actual graphics makes it too headache inducing.

Star Fox 64:
Graphics: This is where I show you I can be fair. 8 and 16 bit sprites are pretty timeless. Even though graphics have improved, 2D sprites never grow old. But to be fair, no 64-bit polygons are going to hold up to the sheer processing power of today. But this…I can give this one a total pass. To be honest, I was thinking this would be another “looks like crap here but the 3DS remake makes it look good.” But no. This actually looks really good on its own merits. I can unconditionally give this one a pass.
Controls: Solid as ever. Even on the N64 controller, it just works.
Would I still play: I have the 3DS version that usually sates any Star Fox appetites. But this one actually does play good enough and looks good enough…yes, I could easily play this still even today.

Killer Instinct Gold:
Graphics: Look pretty awesome actually. I can totally give this one and easy pass. Easily one of the best looking ones I’ve played today (aside from Mortal Kombat that only looks good because it’s sprite based). It’s actually pretty easy on the eyes as far as 64 games go.
Controls: Holy crap it’s been so long I’ve completely forgotten how the combo system works. I’m getting my ass kicked! But that really just me being rusty as hell. If I could learn the system again, the controls look pretty solid and responsive.
Would I still play: If I could relearn the combo system and “git gud” I think I really actually would like to try and get back into this…yes.

Edited by Caldwin, 27 November 2018 - 11:43 AM.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 01:06 PM

Mega Man how many times have we tried to play you and I just get bored and sold you off

 

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Mega Man (plus X series) is boring


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 01:35 PM

Microsoft's entry into the console marketplace and push to bring the PC gaming experience to the livingroom TV will be what kills console gaming in the end as they've eroded much of the uniqueness of the platform.



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