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  1. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Myk JL in Disney buying Fox properties   
    If anyone deserved the loss more out of the 2 it was Comcast.
    I'm looking forward to the gloom & doom of no more Rated R Marvel Movies.
    Followed by the doom & gloom of Sony dropping out of the console wars if they are bought by Disney.
    ….
    Only reason to why Disney is the lesser of 2 evils is simply because they aren't an ISP trying to destroy small online businesses.
  2. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in YT thread   
    Nothing is better than BBQ that is given the full time to develop. People don't understand why top tier BBQ can be more expensive compared to other food. You're paying for the time and mastery it took to make it. There was a place we had here, where they smoked the pulled pork for 26 hours. It was to die for, but the guy recently had to close shop because he had cancer and wouldn't be around much longer.
  3. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Strider Hiryu in Legendary Pictures GUNDAM   
    I can guarantee you they won't adapt any of the TV shows, there's no way to do it without doing justice to the actual original material (not only that Sunrise is extremely protective of the Gundam franchise, they won't allow for a shitty adaptation of any of the series). This will either be a completely new, one off story (that may or may not continue past one movie) or they will adapt one of the many light novels out there set in the UC timeline (kind of like how the Thunderbolt manga was adapted into two 4 episode OVA's and one movie. Sorry DX, your hopes of me wanting to end it after a live-action G Gundam are dashed ).
    Seriously though this will probably suck. G-Savior (the fact I have to type that makes me want to kill myself) was an atrocity (and sadly one set in the same universe as the original Gundam, only way in the future) and I don't see this one being much better. The only way this movie would even have a chance of being passable would be if they got Tomino to sit on and oversee the production (which I highly doubt will happen). I really have to wonder why Hollywood wants to bastardize anime like this (Ghost in the Shell was a major atrocity and I know BAA will be too). Fuck not even Japan can do a proper live-action adaptation (exception being Blade of the Immortal and the first NANA movie), what makes them think they can.
  4. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Legendary Pictures GUNDAM   
    Honestly if they plan on doing it right, there is no way you can make this without it being a trilogy. Pretty much all of the ones with child pilots won't be picked to adapt. I'd love for them to do 08th MS team TBH. But they'll probably come up with what you said. Some half shit story that takes bits of pieces from random gundam series. If they want an emotionless pilot just let Keanu Reeves do it.
  5. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Battlefield V   
    They really had to nerf spotting because WW2 maps won't be too much different. BF1 maps were kind of more like WW2 maps anyways. What ever city maps we get, wont compare to the city maps of BF3-4. We might have taken too much of a break from modern. I'm still not on the ultra modern train, I'd much rather have a 80-90s type modern game. My biggest concern is the crouch running. I don't want to press the joystick twice to get up or start running like when BF1 launched. I hope couch running is the most inconvenient to access. If you mash sprint on the joystick from prone, you should get up and sprint, if you want to sprint while crouched, you should have to get into that position first. Or even better, make it a setting. All these shooters with presets are really irritating me ever since Overwatch made button layouts fully customizable... not only as a standard, but you can customize the controls for each individual hero. If you want to shoot with the options button and jump with the left D-pad, you could do it in Overwatch, so its possible on consoles.
  6. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Anthem (Bioware's Destiny)   
    The worse thing that can happen to this game is for people to think its like Destiny. From what I see, the only thing they have in common is a sci-fi setting. I guess Destiny was the precursor for this type of genre, but what I see is a more futuristic Division. Loot drops as what they are, instead of an RNG ball you have to go turn in. Also it seems to drop way more fequently, like the guy playing clearly skipped another purple drop after he got that pistol. The abilities and cooldown interface is more like the Division, and are abilities rather than a grenade and a melee.
    I do like the 1 character, and multiple suits. The loot table is going to favor what you're using, but things can still drop for another Javelin. Since you don't have to swap and make more characters, It actually works to where you can put that loot to the side or install it on the other suit and build it up as you play on your main equipment. Going back to the abundant drops. I hope this game drops loot like candy. I much rather have a borderlands type system where there is so much shit, its overwhelming, while there is still a sense that you can get a god roll piece of gear. Nothing was more disheartening in D1 when you grind out that strike on hard only to get a blue, or a purple you already had... 3 weeks in a row. Hell, even Mass Effect 1-3 had a better wealth of guns than Destiny. This is BioWare... (not the BW that made Andromeda). They have a solid history of loot tables going back to KOTOR. If we can continue that tradition, I think it will be fine.
  7. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Legendary Pictures GUNDAM   
    http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/956081-legendary-set-to-produce-live-action-gundam-film
    Awww yeaahhh... you know its gonna be trash, but if Michael Bay doesn't direct it, there might be a chance!!! You know which one is gonna get adapted tho!!!
     

  8. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Anthem (Bioware's Destiny)   
    Fully agree. A lot of any MMO's issues is PvP ruining PvE's gear balance.
  9. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Battlefield V   
     
    Disagree about the snow. If its dynamic weather, it needs to stay. Sucks for PC players where people can just turn down the graphics, but for console everyone is on equal standing as far as visual impairment. I agree with that medal animation. wtf, It takes up the whole screen.
  10. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Spring 2018 SimulDub review   
    I'll probably start reviewing these based on what I've watched each season. If I watch one later that I just didn't have time for I'll update the corresponding post. I'll also review them before they're completely done because they all wont end at the same time, and if the ending is a catastrophe I'll update my review. These will be spoiler free as well.
    My Hero Academia Season 3 (Will carry over into Summer 2018) 5/5
    So far this season has been the best. Two high octane arcs have completed and they've kept an incredible pace since season 2. As I heard from an analysis video before, MHA shows what a shonen jump series can achieve when it takes proper seasonal breaks rather than pumping out episodes endlessly for weeks. The series stays focused and there are no fillers. I can't say enough with how quality the animation is for its action sequences. Its one of the few left that keeps intricate details with very few short cuts.
    Black Clover 3/5
    This has been going on for a few Funi seasons now. I just caught up and we're in the 40s on ep count. This series had major hype for being the next big thing. Honestly it hasn't really delivered until the current arc. The animation is good, the fights were spotty until this arc, and they cheat you out of a good 3 min of animation by putting up the same pre-opening monologue about the first wizard king killing a demon. I mean 40 episodes later, that little segment needs to go. My main problem with the series is the main character. Hes ultra obnoxious and screams and yells constantly... and its both in the dub and sub (inb4 dub lulz). Asta is like that weirdo that should have been a funny side character that was good in smaller doses. There is plenty of cliche in this series. The lore, the other characters, and just about everything else is what makes this series watchable... just not the protagonist.
    Tokyo Ghoul:RE 3/5
    Like WTF is even happening here? Like I said before, this season is way more enjoyable than the previous ones, but its so disjointed from the end of season 2. They're really butchering the shit out of the manga, and throwing together arcs they think will look good as an anime, but they aren't doing anything to bridge the gaps. With a bit more work, they could have done it with some proper flashbacks. But no, they just expect you to know what is going on from the get go. The action and gore is superb though.
    Steins;Gate 0 5/5
    Feels train. The first series was a mind fuck that was so crazy, it was kinda hard for me to pay attention the whole time. I liked it enough to have an emotional attachment to all the characters. This one just makes sure to gut punch you in the feels non stop about the end of the original series, and the latter half of it at that. I would actually recommend the first to anyone that hasn't seen it, just to watch this series. 
    Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory 5/5
    I could almost dock a point for excessive recap eps, but damn this season keeps you on the edge of your seat. This is the most tense anime I've ever watched just about. I think all of but one or two eps end on a crazy ass cliffhanger so far. Overall, the animation quality is good minus the cringeworthy CG car chase scenes. Those are really REAAAALLY bad. But the story, and the ongoing suspense is incredible. The action has been solid, and damn there is some brutal violence. They really got that head shot blood splatter/mist perfected.
    Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls 2/5
    I loved the original Basilisk, It was a well thought out drama tragedy akin to a samurai Romeo + Juliet. The story of this one is pretty weird. It takes place many years after the first. I don't really even understand why anything is happening. The animation style is interesting, and some of the fights are good.... but overall very little makes sense about what is going on and why the conflict is happening.
    DARLING in the FRANXX 4/5
    This anime is weird, touching, dreary, and crazy. While I have really enjoyed it, I could see other people not doing so. The pacing is a bit wonky in the middle, but the character development is really good, I have a feeling I'll have to redo this review when I see the end. They could leave a lot unanswered, even though they had a huge plot twist last week. They have some pretty wild battles the first half, and then there are a few eps devoid of any action at all, and now we're in the midst of some more crazy action. The influence of the Gurren Lagann team can be felt, but don't expect anything as epic and over the top. This series is much more down to earth and serious. On an emotional tone, its actually pretty dark and f'ed up.
    Dances with Dragons 2/5
    This is casual watch, when there is nothing else to do. The world building is incredibly weak. Some of the comedy is good, and the fights are pretty entertaining, but kind of like Ouka Ninja Scrolls, its not really clear whats going on. The motives aren't really explained well. Oddly enough this anime opens with the Universal Studios jingle and logo. Maybe that has something to do with the weak story.
    HINAMATSURI 4/5
    LOL! This series is adorable. Its a slice of life anime that delivers some touching moments, and some great comedy. Its not gut busting funny like Ben-to or My Bride is a Mermaid. But it has it's moments. The dub voice work is pretty fantastic. Since its based on a little girl with super powers and a low ranking yakuza, they can get away with some pretty absurd scenarios. Based off the description, I figured this was going to be an action comedy, but even though it wasn't, I've enjoyed this one very much.
    Toji No Miko (Katana Maidens) 4/5
    I don't know what made me watch this one. I think it was because I was waiting on another series to pop a new ep. Pleasantly surprised that this was actually pretty decent. I was expecting a Bewbs and Blades or a power girl children's anime. It does lean toward the children's side, but its actually got a pretty complex social and political structure to it. The fights are pretty good, but they really cut corners when it comes to character's battle animation. Its almost ingenious how they did it. The whole premise is these girls fight in a some what holographic but powerful state. They have a glow when they do this to cover up the fact that when they fight they are being CGI'ed rather than drawn. But there are a lot of times when their awkward motions and close ups give it away. It can be pretty jarring at times. I don't get why this decision was made because literally everything else is drawn, including the monsters. Either way, pretty solid story dividend into two arcs. Its worth watching.
    Legend of Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These 4/5
    After watching a few comparison videos, this seems to be just a complete update of the original. The story is the same, and even some if not a lot of the scenes are the same verbatim. It's a mostly political drama with some epic space battles here and there. I love political drama when the world building is solid. There are so many characters, its kind hard to keep up with at times, but I'm getting the hang of it. This is definitely not a series you can watch with one eye on your phone, or playing it in the background. You'd probably get lost pretty fast.
  11. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Myk JL in Avengers: Infinity War   
    The Bet
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  12. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in The Walking Dead Season 8 Discussion   
    I don't blame her either. I hope she goes on to be in a lot of movies. She is a great actor. Honestly cable networks need to get a grip on the schedules. If they'd allow actors more freedom to work on multiple projects, they probably wouldn't have such an issue with keeping cast... remember back in the 90s when they'd just get a completely different actor and pretended like nothing happened?
    For the longest time you were either considered a TV actor or a movie actor. TV was your stepping stone a lot of the times, but with the movie business not being what it use to be, and streaming services upping the ante on quality programming, I think that line has become blurred significantly. There is no reason someone can't do movies while on a show. I get the whole exclusivity to a single show while its running, but I think you could keep actors more content if they were allowed to obtain multiple income sources from extra projects. I bet it would severely cut down on contract disputes when performers aren't limited to one pipeline of bread and butter, and on the flip side it might save some smaller studios money. Bigger actors may be more inclined to take a role with lesser knowns giving those companies a boost perhaps? Pure speculation as I'm not very knowledgeable about the acting industry.  But with all the petty actor and writer guild strikes over the years, they all seem to take place while the industry is at a high point with several successful properties running.
    As for TWD actors not being in anything else, some find other work or will.. maybe not in the most notable ways.
    Lennie James does voice work for Destiny, he was in the last Blade Runner film, but before that he was briefly in the terrible 1998 Lost in Space movie.
    Norman Reedus was undoubtedly the most established actor when the series started having been in Blade II, Boondock Saints, and Pandorum. He'll have no problem finding work after, and hes already in Death Stranding as the main character.
    Laruen Cohen was practically unknown, only doing soap opera cameos, and TV show guest appearances. Oddly enough she was the Stranger in Destiny 1. Now I want to meet her at a Con and ask her about all the lines she had that never made it in to the game.
    We'll probably won't see Andrew Lincoln for years if ever. I think he's made his money and wants to spend the rest of the time with the family. He'll probably do commercials and con appearances.
    Melissa McBride is another great actor, I think she might pick up a role or two, but shes def one of the older actors. Her first work was Matlock and Heat of the Night. She did some Walker Texas Ranger, and I'm going to have to find that TNT movie Pirates of Silicon Valley.. I loved that film, and didn't know she was in it.
    Danai Gurira already has a spot in the MCU, I know she'll find work, shes done very little before TWD, but I think she's got a bright future and this will be looked back on as her breakout role.
    Steven Yeun probably won't go on to do anything big in psychical acting, but he is well established in voice work. He's done American Dad, Trollhunters, and Voltron.
    Seth Gilliam previously did work on The Wire, Oz, Starship Troopers, and The Cosby show, He has 3 projects listed on IMDB already. He'll always be a side character, but will always probably have work because he is good at what he does.
    Josh McDermitt and Christian Serratos will probably wont be in much else outside of cameos.
    JDM obviously will always have work and is the most established to come on the show since Norman Reedus. Hes just a solid actor and has the look of a big star. He was in Ramapge
    Steven Ogg will always be typecast as a perpetual shitbag, because damn, he is good at it. His work as Simon was excellent, he's also a host in Westworld and was Trevor in GTA V. 
    Obviously Jon Bernthol found his role as the Punisher. I can see him picking up a few more lead roles here and there.
    David Morrissey is an outstanding actor but will probably always be on British TV only.
    Michael Rooker is always going to have work because of his unique voice. Whether it be voice acting, or a villain role. He was great in Guardians of the Galaxy.
    But all those other characters like T-Dog, we'll never see them again. Emily Kinney does her music thing, and I wont be sad if we never see Chandler Riggs ever again.
  13. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in The Walking Dead Season 8 Discussion   
     
    I bet Lauren Cohan got a taste of that sweet big screen payday and decided screw TWD since they aren't paying her as much as Lincoln anyways. 
  14. Myk JL liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in My CRT Monitor Died   
    What kind of connection was the old CRT monitor? VGA? A vga to hdmi adapter should work. If you have one of those you might have bought the wrong type. There are hdmi to vga convertors that have the same looking connections but will only convert a digital signal to analog when you'd want one that converts from analog to digital/hdmi output.
    Good luck finding CRT monitors nowadays. I haven't seen one for sale in years.
  15. Myk JL liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in My CRT Monitor Died   
    Check your county or local town/city website for electronic recycling days and fees. Near me it's like $25 to recycle a CRT monitor or old tube TV. I remember back in the day the garbage company would pick up everything. Now it's a fee for everything.
  16. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom   
    These were terrible trailers TBH. I was actually pretty impressed by this one. I liked it better than the first Jurassic World. It had two well fleshed out arcs. I honestly think they need to put the whole thing to an end with JW3. There really isn't much more they can do, and making another dinosaur would just be dumb at this point.
  17. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Myk JL in My CRT Monitor Died   
    I don't think my PC has a graphics card. From what I could tell my CRT Monitor wouldn't turn on as the small green light wouldn't turn on and I was hearing a ticking sound whenever I tried to turn it back on after turning it off.
    Also I got the new wire today and it works.
    https://www.amazon.com/Adapter-FOINNEX-Converter-Connecting-HDTV-Male/dp/B071SHJ1S3/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=C5428MRR7QE4GQZYY5DJ
    My only problem was with my HDTV as I had to change it from 16:9 to Screen Fit.
  18. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Myk JL in My CRT Monitor Died   
    I really should've read the back of the thing before I bought it as it says HD to VGA. I've bought from this nearby shop before. And usually I would be told no refunds. I felt like I was very specific in that I needed to hook up my PC up to an HDTV. I guess I'll be there tomorow trying to explain they sold me the wrong part.
    *Edit 1*
    I got a refund after them trying to convince me that HD to VGA is the same as VGA to HD. They had to test it before they refunded me and it worked. I didn't see the test as it was in the back. So this all feels very weird because it somehow works for them, but not for me. And if it didn't work for them I wouldn't have gotten refunded.
    *Edit 2*
    I think I found what I was looking for on amazon.com from a 3rd party seller. A 6 foot cable VGA to HDMI Adapter with audio from Foinnex. Plus 2 Year Protection.
    ....
    I would've copy & pasted the URL, but the Steam Machine browser doesn't have that ability.
  19. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire   
    I just watched a quick video of GW1 roller beetle racing. I don't remember ever playing that race. I can definitely see the resemblance to the new mounts tho.
     
  20. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire   
    I'm so hyped for that new mount! It looks freakin awesome!!!!!!
  21. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Ghost of Tsushima   
    From the jarring janky walking animation, I'd say it requires some skill to parry and strike. It looks like there is some sort of stance system similar to For Honor, but not quite as complex as needing to be in the right guard to defend. Seeing as this is a product from the inFAMOUS devs, I expect to be an OP character that is vulnerable to getting hit. That was the interesting thing about inFAMOUS in how the protagonist was so powerful and could kill people with ease, but if you got hit, you'd die pretty fast from very little damage compared to other games of the genre. The hud was hidden for this demo, so it will be interesting to see how that multiple take down system works when he drops into the shrine.  Since you don't have super powers, it will be interesting to see what the upgrade system will consist of, whether it be move sets, armor, or other abilities and enhancements to those like the multi-takedown. Will we get a bow like the NPC, or are these NPCs with us all the time like a Mass Effect party system where we can upgrade them? I'm looking forward to seeing more.