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  1. LMAO! I just mentioned the spider-man reboots in the AoT topic. I'm burned out on alot of the Origin story movies too. Like if Superman gets rebooted again 5+ years from now I'll never watch it. Some characters shouldn't need origin stories anymore at this point. If they want to make a new X-Men movie at this point with a new Wolverine, they should just do it. Start the movie with them all fighting the sentinels within the first 5 minutes. People will see the new guy bust out his metal claws and everyone will know its Wolverine. Done. Get on with the plot. Instead, Fox will cast a new Wolverine and probably redo the entire origin story again because for some damn reason they think the entire fan base are idiots and can't realize who it is and what motivates them. Meanwhile at Marvel, the re-casted Bruce Banner/Hulk and didn't give a damn anymore about the previous Hulk movie. Well done Marvel. Guardians of the Galaxy did a better origin story with their characters than they did with Dr Strange. In GoG, they were all full power from start and the origin story was basically how they became a team together because of how their paths crossed through the major plot line.
  2. Looks like Marvel got a little inspiration from "Inception". I like what I'm seeing tho.
  3. Animators in Japan get paid horrible.. makes sense why so many anime look horrible now and then get re-animated scenes for the blu ray releases. It didn't make sense to me until now. They must be churning out crappy animation for pennies on the dollar to meet broadcast deadlines and then to encourage people to buy the blurays they actually give everyone the animation that should have came out initially. (wow.. wtf.. I guess we can embed reddit links here since that last upgrade I did. That surprised me. ) Another example: Back to AoT.. I've only read a few chapters of the manga since the original season aired. From what I saw there is still hardly that much material to even turn into a second season at this point. I haven't watched any of this new season yet, but I am surprised they didn't turn it into a full 24 eps.. but if they did then season 3 wouldn't happen for another 3-4 years at this rate. I don't read nearly as much manga as I used to, but not many mangaka can make enough content in a single chapter that could fill an entire episode in an anime. Then the anime catches up, we get all these filler eps and usually some badly animated episodes (I've always noticed that some seasons, but mostly filler arcs in different series are usually animated poorly). But lately more anime keeps having consistently badly animated episodes. These anime studios should pay their employees more.. and if these studios want to actually make more money, they should charge cheaper prices for the blurays. Seriously.. why the fuck does Yu Yu Hakusho still cost roughly $25 a season on bluray. The series is 25 years old now. I bought all three of the Lord of The Rings movies in a bluray boxset for $15 and LoTR definitely costed far more to make than Yu Yu Hakusho. I bet the studio that made the Attack on Titan series was probably under contract to make a new season to retain the rights to it. Its the same reason why every 3 years or so a new Terminator movie comes out or Fox makes yet another Fantastic Four movie. Fox has to keep making Fantastic Four and Spiderman movies every couple years or the rights revert back to Marvel. Thats why Spider-man has been rebooted so many times now.
  4. This bothered me at first too, but it makes sense not to drag it out. Too many movies spend the first 1 to 1 1/2 hours just setting up characters and then rush through the second half of the movie. I'd rather see more action and adventure than watch an actor try to build up his character for half the movie. Iron Man 3 was such a let down compared to the first 2. About 70% of that movie was Tony Stark having PTSD and not being Iron Man. x_x
  5. The latest chapter of One Piece just finished up Big Mom's origin story (only a couple chapters long).. she is a f*cking monster. O_O

  6. Powered by the same GPU as the Nvidia Shield and a couple smart phones and chromebooks, (and not as powerful as current gen consoles or even close to gaming PCs), the Nintendo NX will use the Nvidia Tegra as a GPU/CPU combo for a handheld console with detachable controllers. It will also come with a home base that you can plug into to play the console on the TV. It will still play cartridges. My guess is that it will look like the Wii U controller, except with detachable nunchuck controllers on the sides. I would photoshop something to look like that but I need a new photo editing program. ehh. The Tegra is a decent chip, but I don't see Nintendo competing with Sony or Microsoft at this point anymore. Its like they are doubling down on their handheld market, which makes sense to me. They know how to make good handhelds and they sell. But if this is all true it seems a bit too gimmicky to me. The Wii and Wii U was all targeted at families and party games, but this is obviously targeted toward individuals and solo players. If the screen is the normal size of a cell phone and its meant to run games all the time, I wonder how hot the thing will get and if it'll need to be recharged every 2 hours. Sources:
  7. Ohh.. A remaster of Super Metroid would be amazing. I loved that game back in the day.
  8. Gameshow network.. The dealership I always go to end up having NBC on all the time. There was always a remote sitting there on a bench with some magazines so someone could change the channel, but nobody would touch it. Probably in fear that someone would be offended that we changed the channel the other people were watching. But one day I was the only one there. I grabbed that remote and found out it had no batteries in it. It was all a setup just to crush my hopes that I had any control there. Did you get the new Blaster Master yet? That should run great on battery life too.
  9. Looks good!
  10. I finished reading The Hobbit for the first time. Great book but I definitely liked the movies more. It's amazing how they took 40 pages at the end of the book about the battle of the five armies and turned it into an entire 2 1/2 hour movie. Lol. Gandalf didn't seem as powerful as he was in the movies but close enough. But the dwarves in the book were nothing like in the movies. The dwarves hardly fought at all in the book until the very end. They often relied on Gandalf or Bikbo to save them in every situation. Wtf. But the biggest difference I  the book compared to the movies was that Bilbo told them all about the ring. Lol. It wasn't even a secret. They were shocked at first but then he used it constantly.. he even had it on for a solid 2 weeks while the dwarves were imprisoned buy the elves. O_O

    1. Sledgstone


      I bet if I'd have read the book years ago before seeing the recent movies I'd have liked the book more because it would have been established for me. I got the entire hobbit/LoTR book collection during an amazon sale a year ago. I've just recently started reading them all. I'm on book one of LoTR now.

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Good luck with that, out of all the LOTR books Fellowship is an extremely boring read (even though it has one of my favorite characters in it). It has it's high points but it drags on for what feels like forever (Moria is about the only high point of the whole book).

      Honestly if I'd of seen the movies first I'd probably be looking at it the same way as you. I power read the LOTR books a month before the first movie came out and then read The Hobbit about a month after said movie came out (that was back when I was reading a new book like ever other week (I miss those days when I had the free time to read, now books just pile up and I never seem to get around to reading them)).

    3. Sledgstone


      I hear that about free time. Most of my reading takes place in the bathroom. XD Or when the power is out or I'm stuck in some waiting room and I remembered to bring my book. I used to read on every one of my lunch breaks but I haven't done that in over a year, so it takes me quite a bit longer to read a book now. Took me about a month to read the Hobbit.

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  11. He pronounced it "Yaalar-horn"
  12. I was hoping this game was going to be like a remake of the nintendo classic Rampage with all these big name monsters. But instead it looks like a survival game version of the movie Cloverfield. Could be fun if it ever comes over to the US.
  13. Thanks for the tips guys. I re-rolled a soldier and I don't regret it. Aiming an assault rifle with this guy with iron sights is more accurate than the damn sniper rifle sway. I didn't care for how sniping is handled in this game. The sway and 2 shot limit before over heating is too much of a burden for it to be my primary weapon outside of a pistol. The soldier class can use a sniper rifle when I feel like sniping anyway. Using an assault rifle is way more fun as my primary than running with a pistol constantly.
  14. I don't think I've ever seen Supernova. Thats probably a good thing. Red Planet was decent, but it was more of a syfy channel movie with a high budget. The movie with the most inaccurate trailer ever was "Lady in the Water". I watched that movie expecting to see some monster / thriller movie because of a 2 minute trailer showing some weird crap and a passageway to some underground world.. the actual movie was nothing like that trailer and it was a family movie that could have been rated G. Thanks alot M night shyamalan. After he made that horrible Avatar the last airbender movie (it was so bad, his main character had his name pronounced wrong the entire movie) I refused to watch another movie made by him.
  15. That Wing Commander movie was so far off from the games. lol. Still wasn't as bad as Super Mario Brothers tho.
  16. Good points about the heavy metal poisoning. I don't see how adamantium could deteriorate like that at all now that you mention it.
  17. Finally got around to watching this.. So I'm guessing this movie takes place in an "alternate universe" based on this article I was reading: The action was great, but the plot annoyed me. All the mutants are gone with no real explanation, Xavier is now everyone's grandfather with some dementia and Logan is dying of heavy metal poisoning.
  18. Awesome. I haven't watched a good vampire anime in a long time. Hmm, I guess this wouldn't qualify as an anime, but an animated series. The US needs a new term for adult based cartoons / animated series. Calling everything an "Animated Film" or "Animated Series" to avoid the term "cartoon" seems a bit off to me now.
  19. At least it should have a good launch when it gets released since they'll have all this extra time to polish it up.
  20. The series finale of Samurai Jack.

    © Cartoon Network

  21. After watching all these videos I'm even more under the impression that this game really is Destiny 1.5. Sure people will say "its a sequel, of course it'll look similar!" Yeah, well Uncharted 1-4 all look similar but each was a noticeable improvement graphically and combat wise, same with the entire God of War series. But Destiny 2 looks exactly like Destiny 1 in every gameplay video I've seen, except it has new maps and subclasses like the taken king DLC had. This reminds me of Battlefield Hardline. Everyone said its should have been a DLC for BF4 because its was basically BF4 with a reskin and new maps, which it kind of was. Just like Hardline didn't do amazing, I doubt Destiny 2 will be a gigantic hit either. I loved sniping in Destiny 1, but now its a heavy weapon with only 5 bullets per ammo pick up.. ehh. Warlock looks like the best class now. I liked playing the hunter class and using the golden gun.. but it looks nerfed in these videos. Bladedancer was replaced with a melee staff but looks like it does the same thing. And it looks like hunter is still maxed out at 2-3 jumps while the other classes still get really decent air coverage with their jumps. If I was ever to play Destiny 1/2 again I'll never bother using the hunter class again. It always felt gimped by having crap jumping while the other classes never missed a single ledge.
  22. Fairy Tail is officially ending. Only 10 chapters left. This writer turned this series into garbage plot lines. :windows: I'm genuinely pissed at this manga now. Not because favorite characters are being killed off like most manga/animes do at the end.. Not that any main characters at this point are in any real threat of dying since every character seems to be immortal. Being mad like that would be a good thing since it means I feel for the characters and the overall plot.. But instead I'm mad because the writer threw so many random plot lines into the story over the last year that its become laughable like a bad soap opera. All long term plot lines are pretty much negated and last minute characters and plot lines now resolve everything.. something that was just revealed 10 chapters ago now solves half the danger to the planet that has been build up as an ultimate power throughout the last 400 chapters. wtf.

    I'll compare this to DBZ. Imagine all that build up how powerful Freeza was.. but then right before Goku is going to fight him, Krillin found some magic orb and then Bulma kicked it at Freeza and killed him. No big fight with Goku, no planet namek getting destroyed.. hell, Goku never even met Freeza. Thats the equivalent of what just happened. WTF.

    1. Sledgstone


      WTF.. another chapter another horrible plot twist. Once again a major character that died is actually alive again.. and another major enemy was just defeated with the emotion of love. :shake:

    2. DeathscytheX


      Sounds like it has as much depth as Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo :P

    3. Sledgstone


      lol. I'm surprised there are still 9 chapters left. Unless some enemy comes back to life to do another fight (this would not surprise me at all), then these last 9 chapters are all basically going to be an epilogue since there are no enemies left to fight.

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  23. I've been watching season 2 off and on for the last week and finally watched the rest of the episodes yesterday in the big marathon leading up to the season finale. This show is great. I love the action and fight choreography. The Widow is my favorite character because she kills the most people and is fighting to end slavery. That and I love strong women in shows and movies. When the widow handed over Veil it really surprised me. As much as she helps women whenever she can that was a death sentence handing her over to Quinn. I'd have liked to learn more about the gift, maybe we'll get some more info on that in the next season. I thought Bajie was just some opportunistic ass that was tagging along with Sunny, but then he has this back story that completely ties him into the plot. I liked that plot twist. The widow had the gift before too when she was younger. I hope they explain the gift with a bit more detail. At first I thought Azra must have been the homeland of all the black eyed people and somehow Sunny was from there too but never got his powers.. but then all the monks showed up, captured MK and they live in a monastery outside of the badlands. At first I thought that was Azra.. but that place had nothing to do with it. I'm wondering if Azra really is the place where all the gifted people come from or not. If they do, then why in the hell do so many of them end up scattered all over the place? Maybe the place is some horrible location and parents are shipping their kids off to a better life elsewhere? But that doesn't make sense since they'd be knowingly sending off potential untrained, uncontrollable murderers all over the place. The satellite room at the end of the episode. The book and compass lead him there and a signal was sent. Huh... I wish they'd have given a little more of a hint as to what the next season would bring.
  24. I don't understand how future sequels would connect with the "Avatar" name. Unless humans are coming back to wage more war against the Navi using "avatars", there are no more avatars on the planet/moon. Since whatshisface transferred himself into his avatar, its now him and no longer considered an avatar. If its a movie about a bunch of blue aliens communing with nature with a bunch of fancy 3D IMAX effects, I don't think it would be nearly as popular as the original film.