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@  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...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!


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#21 Exatron

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 12:58 PM

I rarely play single player games, and it is even rarer for me to replay single player games. Once the multi-player community for a game is dead, the game holds no value for me.

 

I hadn't really thought about it before, but this is something that might factor into some of the split in opinion. I'm just the opposite. I rarely play any multiplayer games, and I frequently replay single-player games, including some that are over 30 years old at this point. So I couldn't care less about whether the multiplayer community is alive or dead. I just expect my games to work for as long as the console is operational.

 

That's a big part of the reason I have a very strong preference for physical games. However, I also appreciate the convenience that digital has to offer. That's especially true now that I'll soon be having 4 people in my household all wanting to play different games. So these days, games fall into 3 groups for me.

 

  • Games that I just want to play, but have no deep connection to. I'm ok getting these digitally. I'll still often go physical anyway, but it doesn't take too much to tip me towards the digital purchase.
  • Games I really care about and want to have available indefinitely. Anything from my favorite series, games that really impress me, etc. These I get physical, period. Digital is insufficient here, and I'll be rather put out if/when physical is no longer an option for such games.
  • Games I love so much I want to have them ready to play at all times for eternity. For my all-time favorites, I'm willing to buy both. BotW is my main example here. I bought it as a physical copy first. In time, I went ahead and got the digital copy too. It's also the one game I have installed to my Switch's internal memory rather than the SD card. This can also apply to games I buy digitally, then decide it's good enough that I want to have the physical copy.

 

My outlook is similar for movies and TV. I have a Netflix subscription, and that's becoming my primary media source these days. It's usually the first option I'll pick for anything that's available on it. However, I'll still buy the blu-ray for anything I really care about. And when it's time to sit down and really watch one of my favorites or something I'm excited for, I'll be digging out the discs even if it is available on Netflix.



#22 Spark

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 03:32 PM

Depends on what it is, exactly.  For instance, I won't give money to any game streaming services because that's not actually owning anything.  BUT, I totally have a 4tb hard drive that's my entire PS4 library.  The difference is that I can play all that without paying again or needing an internet connection for any of it.  So, basically, that 4tb drive IS my physical medium.

 

For anything older, it's all physical.


Edited by Spark, 01 May 2019 - 03:32 PM.

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#23 Caldwin

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 05:34 PM

How many game cartridges do you have for your phone or tablet?

None? Well, that’s the future of gaming isn’t it? Kids don’t care about discs and carts and ownership when all they’ve known in their lives are digital games.

“You have to put in a cartridge!? That’s like a baby’s toy!”


I wouldn't use mobile games as a litmus test for how consoles should go. I don't play Angry Birds and Bejeweled with nearly the same ferver as Skyrim and Breath of the Wild.
 
  • Games that I just want to play, but have no deep connection to. I'm ok getting these digitally. I'll still often go physical anyway, but it doesn't take too much to tip me towards the digital purchase.
  • Games I really care about and want to have available indefinitely. Anything from my favorite series, games that really impress me, etc. These I get physical, period. Digital is insufficient here, and I'll be rather put out if/when physical is no longer an option for such games.
  • Games I love so much I want to have them ready to play at all times for eternity. For my all-time favorites, I'm willing to buy both. BotW is my main example here. I bought it as a physical copy first. In time, I went ahead and got the digital copy too. It's also the one game I have installed to my Switch's internal memory rather than the SD card. This can also apply to games I buy digitally, then decide it's good enough that I want to have the physical copy.

I actually really like this list. Like some retro games I can only get digitally (Donkey Kong, Excite Bike and such). But games like Snipper Clips are available physically, but I don't have that much of an investment in it, so I got it digitally. Zelda I will always get physically so long as I have a choice. Street Fighter II I have so many versions digital and physical I can't even count them all. And Breath of the Wild I have physically for Wii U, but I'm kinda considering a digital Switch version so I can use the VR.

So yeah, I think I like this list.
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