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@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 01:52 PM)

50/60's Twilight Zone, the 80's, millennium and recent ones also, all are in The Twilight Zone.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 October 2020 - 08:03 AM)

Twilight zone. Duh.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 October 2020 - 07:52 AM)

Um.... what did I log in on...

@  Paladin : (28 October 2020 - 06:17 AM)

have they actually gotten worse than the one where Homer gets paralyzed by a spider and has to learn to communicate through his farts?

@  unluckiness : (28 October 2020 - 05:53 AM)

It's only fitting that SImpsons have halloween specials since it's been a shambling corpse of its former self since its teens.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 04:12 AM)

No I caught one of the latest one with parodies of Stranger Things which admittedly is horror series but Heaven Can Wait and The Shape of Water are Fantasy films. Plus implications of the characters being sociopaths or twisted has become a norm these days.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

Which probably adds to the "reasons they should just stop making more of The Simpsons" pile.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

You make it sound like The Simpsons becoming less repetitive is a bad thing.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 02:48 AM)

Remember when Simpsons Halloween specials parodied horror movies and would have the characters make off out of character remarks like "we chucked donuts at a old man for kicks."? they don't and can't do that any more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 08:00 PM)

Tired of the same old Halloween stuff? Check out Tubi. The depths of the schlock available is astounding.

@  Donocropolis : (27 October 2020 - 11:51 AM)

Not sure if it's news or not, but I'm at Ross right now and they have Masterpiece Movie Ironhide for $24.99

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 12:45 AM)

Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s Best Buy exclusive deluxe version is available for $10 as one of today’s daily deals

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 October 2020 - 08:50 PM)

We can play the "Is it a real headline or an Onion headline" game.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 October 2020 - 08:22 PM)

It's weird to see how much of Larry Hama's "satire" from the old GI Joe comic has no longer become satire in the past few years.

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 October 2020 - 11:29 AM)

Funny how 2020 gave me new appreciation for Dawn of the Dead 1978.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...


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#1 (Deactivated) XeroWarlock

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 05:01 PM

I've been trying to dig through my ever growing pile of shame, an epic backlog of games I've grown through various Steam sales and PS+. I'm doing pretty well too, burning through an SP game per week on average on top of the games I'm already playing. Of course I still have many more games to go across multiple platforms and a bunch of DLC for a fair number of completed games as well. 

 

I just finished God of War Ascension this morning, it wasn't bad for a game I paid $10 for and used the free $10 credit I got for buying Need for Speed during some sale Sony was having... So basically free. It was not nearly as good as GoW 3 was. Also finished up Binary Domain and Spec Ops: The Line a couple weeks ago. 

 

Now I'm starting Shadow of the Colossus, not sure if I'll really get into the game or not but I've heard really good things and could use a slightly slower paced game as a palette cleanser from the shooters/brawlers I've been playing lately.

 

Edit: I'm 3 colossi in and I'm torn on this game. The colossi battles are great, but I feel like they forgot the rest of the game. Story is insignificant, no enemies to battle, just a tedious journey with maybe some platforming that feels like a precursor to Assassins Creed or Uncharted. 

 

At the same time I've also been playing Civ V with a buddy a lot lately, Need for Speed Rivals (going for the platinum trophy), Batman Origins: Blackgate on my Vita, broken up with sessions of Guacamelee on the Vita as well, and I've restarted Far Cry 3 recently too (really want to play the co-op on that). 

 

I find I tend to multi-game a lot lately, not sure why. I'll be playing Civ V online on my monitor while playing God of War or NfS on the big screen, and sometimes play the Vita at the same time. I think I may have gamer ADD or something... maybe I'm just really bored. 


Edited by X-Warlock, 12 January 2014 - 07:32 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 05:37 PM

Uh... I'm technically in the ESO beta, but after a few hours of play I'm not interested anymore. I'm liking fallout new vegas and super mario galaxy 2 right now. Putting in some good time on both of those.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:01 PM

How's your connectivity been with it ? My buddy is in the beta as well and he's been having a bitch of a time. 


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:05 PM

Been doing Anno 2070, Civ V, and Warlock Master of the Arcane.

 

Maybe too many strat games at once. But the steam sale was good for them.



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:44 PM

How's your connectivity been with it ? My buddy is in the beta as well and he's been having a bitch of a time. 

Never had a problem. There was one point on saturday morning where I couldn't log in, but My brother was reporting problems at the same time so I assume it was a hot patch.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:51 PM

So recently Videomaster got around to sending my Backlog of b-day gifts, which includes Saints Row 1 and 2 double pack. Today I finally decide to play it. I'd kinda forgotten how bad SR1 is in certain aspects, the respect system here feels much more like forcing you to play activities and side missions.

 

On a sidenote, when creating my character, I realized you could have Green Dreadlocks... and well now I'm playing with a pseudo-'The Batman' styled Joker.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:04 PM

Playing "Killer is Dead"

 

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:18 PM

Edit - This quote is from X-Warlock. I don't know why all of it didn't show up. :???

 

I just finished God of War Ascension this morning, it wasn't bad for a game I paid $10 for and used the free $10 credit I got for buying Need for Speed during some sale Sony was having... So basically free. It was not nearly as good as GoW 3 was. Also finished up Binary Domain and Spec Ops: The Line a couple weeks ago. 

 

Now I'm starting Shadow of the Colossus, not sure if I'll really get into the game or not but I've heard really good things and could use a slightly slower paced game as a palette cleanser from the shooters/brawlers I've been playing lately.

 

Edit: I'm 3 colossi in and I'm torn on this game. The colossi battles are great, but I feel like they forgot the rest of the game. Story is insignificant, no enemies to battle, just a tedious journey with maybe some platforming that feels like a precursor to Assassins Creed or Uncharted. 

 

 

That's honestly what I thought was so brilliant about SOTC. The feeling of isolation, and then BOOM this massive creature you have to take down.

 

Binary Domain and Spec Ops were both very good, I thought. Both very underappreciated.

 

I can also relate when it comes to your backlog problem. I have games piling up for the PS3, and then I went out and bought a 3DS on Black Friday (which I love). And at the same time, I'm very temped to buy a PS4. Being a nerd can get complicated. :D


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 11:39 PM

Ocarina of Time 3DS. I went back to it when I realized that I wasn't enjoying ALBW at all.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 02:45 PM

That's honestly what I thought was so brilliant about SOTC. The feeling of isolation, and then BOOM this massive creature you have to take down.

 

Binary Domain and Spec Ops were both very good, I thought. Both very underappreciated.

 

I can also relate when it comes to your backlog problem. I have games piling up for the PS3, and then I went out and bought a 3DS on Black Friday (which I love). And at the same time, I'm very temped to buy a PS4. Being a nerd can get complicated. :D

 

I see the appeal in it, but it just sits a little oddly with me. I'll still play the game through but likely as a slower pace than I originally anticipated. Probably as a small break in between other games, play a colossi or two, put it down and come back again in a day or two.

 

Binary Domain wasn't bad, it was an interesting Japanese take on western shooters, but ultimately nothing to write home about. Spec Ops really impressed me tho. Gameplay was fun, but story was great and I honestly did not expect them to go as far or deep with it as they did. And the setting was just awesome, Dubai after a major sand storm and with a rogue platoon of US troops amid civil chaos. 

 

Oh, and I am now 2 only 1 trophy away from the platinum in Need for Speed Rivals, basically I just need to finish up all the cop speed lists. Probably have it by the weekend.


Edited by X-Warlock, 14 January 2014 - 10:10 AM.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:25 AM

WOW has pretty much dominated my gaming time these days. Its a lot more fun to play with a good guild and a GF that is a WOW fanatic. :) Plus they have made a lot of improvements over the past few years that I haven't been playing.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:37 PM

NFS Rivals platinum trophy achieved!

 

 

Trying to decide what I want to focus on next...

 

Edit: Think I'm going to make a run at finishing off AC4 and cracking into it's DLC. 

 

Second edit: F*** I hate uplay.  :angry


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:40 PM

I wound up springing for a copy of super paper mario the thousand year door for the wii. Gonna jump back on it tonight after dinner.

 

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 04:49 AM

Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft closed Beta interspersed with some World of WarCraft and I just got Elder Signs: Omens for my Nook.

 

Oddly enough, Elder Signs is a lot of addictive fun for being a dice game. And I blame it on TotalBiscuit (The Youtuber, not the Allsparker :D):

 



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:09 PM

Playing Thief on my PS4 lately, reviews be damned this is a decent game. Also have some sessions of Strider thrown in for good measure. On my PS3 I'm rocking the Ratchet and Clank HD collection pretty hard having platinum'd R&C2 and about halfway through R&C3 now. 

 

On PC I've been doing some Far Cry 3 co-op, still doing the BF4 thing, and Borderlands 2 (because I just cannot get sick of this game), and playing Batman Blackgate on my Vita. 



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 05:17 PM

I'd really like to find time to finish Witcher 2, so once I am playing something, it'll be that.



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 05:39 PM

I'd like to find the time to start those games... 

 

Soon. My new laptop should serve well in that regard.



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:46 PM

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:08 PM

Finally picked up Wonderful 101. its a very creative game and quite fun but some parts are frustrating as hell. 

 

I'm currently stuck at one point because I cannot Build the Glider to save my life. 


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