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  1. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Game of Thrones   
    It's confusing why HBO would shorten the season that just passed and instead would rush into a lot of plot and put heavier anchors into plot holes. There were episodes where the passage of time felt non-existent. With Tywin no more, Jaime, Varys and Tyrion are all thats left of my interest in characters on the show. 
  2. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Pchan in The Walking Dead Season 8 Discussion   
    I stopped watching 2 years ago when Neegan did the eeni meeni miney mooo thing. But reading Carl is dead, I might watch it again. Good riddance. 
  3. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Pchan in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild   
    I liked the fact that I didn't have to remember more than 6 things on the remote control to be able to play the game. With PS games, it gets pretty complicated because the game mechanics gives you room for so many options with L or R or this or that combos. To me, more options is more frustration. I can't focus on the game without putting all my attention to what buttons I'm pressing. I liked the days where there were 4 buttons on a remote and that's it. 
    I like the flow of the game, some parts were a challenge for sure. Haven't finished playing it at all ... 
  4. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Myk JL in YT thread   
    With tomorrow being the Winter Solstice I guessed today would be a good enough day to post this animation.
     
  5. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in One Piece: World Seeker   
    Yo ho ho he took a bite of gum gum.
  6. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Deadpool 2   
    I'm pretty sure Disney will provide R rated films under the 20th Century Fox banner. Yeah a lot of people will know Disney owns it, but there won't be riots in the street because they make R rated movies. People on the whole really aren't that informed, and its a safe bet a lot of people wont know, and those that do probably wont care. Disney's theme parks even have whole areas themed for adults like Downtown Disney or whatever they are calling it these days. Catering to a more adult crowd is not really new for them. Its probably one of the reasons they acquired the film studio. You don't monopolize the market just to not make R movies. 
    There probably wont be as many, sure... but there aren't many R rated flicks to begin with because as Strider said, you can get away with a lot under the PG-13 banner. The only difference between PG-13 and R is nudity and saying fuck more than once. I imagine Star Wars and Marvel get moved to 20th Century either way. Disney can subtlety throw their branding all over the place in every 20th Century. Or they can pretend not to associate with it, while raking in the millions the product make. Kinda like buying a Dodge, Jeep, or Chrysler thinking you're going American, while in reality the Italian company Fiat gets the money.
  7. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Myk JL in The Jimquisition   
    Once upon a time a video like this would've appeared in The Escapist Thread.
    ....
    But the escapist had screwed themselves over years ago with their changing their video player & downsizing.
    It never felt appropriate for me to just make a thread about The Jimquisition until now.
    And even then it still feels a little awkward because.... Oh, Hey! There is the wallpaper I use!.... By the process of elimination.
     
  8. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Strider Hiryu in Deadpool 2   
    Problem is does Disney care enough about those properties to continue them (and chances are extremely high they don't, outside of Deadpool there really is no money to be had in any of the other R franchises they've acquired). Deadpool is one thing considering how much traction it has and how much notoriety it has. Predator hasn't had a good movie since the first one honestly (and to top it off not many people even know the Predator franchise) and not many people outside of die hard sci-fi fans even has a clue of what the Alien franchise is (and lets face it the last two so called Alien movies weren't exactly well loved). As far as Disney is concerned it has the rights, doesn't mean they have to use them (they could just license the rights out to other studios to make movies). Iger pretty much said he's open to Deadpool staying R because they could pretty much use it as a staging point to start an R-rated MCU that has nothing to do with the current kid friendly MCU. As far as I understand it the Marvel TV shows aren't overseen by Marvel Studios outside of their place in the MCU (which they are part of). Full creative control seems to be with whatever network/streaming service is releasing the shows. You also have to consider the shows aren't carrying the Disney name and while the Marvel tag is still there not many people associate the shows with the MCU or whats currently going on in the movies. I could be wrong considering I have no interest in any of them but that was my understanding of how things have been working.
    The Terminator rights fully revert back to Cameron in 2019 so I don't think Disney will take the risk of releasing a new one (and Cameron has plenty of ideas for the franchise and it sounds like it's going to either be a hard reboot or he's going to completely write out anything that happened after 2) and considering how universally panned every movie after 2 was I highly doubt Disney wants to touch this franchise with a 10ft pole.
    I don't doubt that they'll continue a lot of the franchises they have but I can about guarantee you they will not stay R. Considering what you can get away with now in the PG-13 category I'm pretty sure most, if not all, of said franchises will fall into that category (again the only exception being Deadpool). Honestly all Disney wants is the money these can bring in, I mean look at how quickly they jumped on the chance to buy Star Wars from Lucas. Guaranteed money maker and they knew it and now they're squeezing it for everything it can give (and more).
  9. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Star Wars: The Last Jedi   
    Holy cow was this movie a feels trip. I loved it despite a few minor flaws. It was definitely its own movie unlike the first. Watching Carrie Fisher act for her last time left me a bit emotional. There were a lot of good easter eggs and nostalgic references without making the movie a rehash. Finn's character was a lot better in this movie. Less of the comedian, without completely cutting it out, while giving him more substance. This was probably the most suspenseful Star Wars film in the series. I actually saw it twice today so I was able to pick up on the subtle details I missed the first go around.
    The Good, The Bad, and the Neutral:
     
  10. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Myk JL in Deadpool 2   
    Worst case scenario I save some money by seeing fewer R Rated Movies.
     
  11. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Strider Hiryu in Battlefield 1   
    Spawn Beacon for the new Elite Class (which also has a flare gun that calls in artillery strikes).
  12. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Myk JL in Ready Player One   
    With a name like Wade Watts I expect his parody version to be named Slade Slots who has an addiction to Loot Boxes.
  13. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Ready Player One   
    Tracer from Overwatch makes a cameo. This looks like a lot of fun, but I hope they don't go so nuts with these cameos that it overshadows the story telling.
  14. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Strider Hiryu in Alita: Battle Angel   
    Those eyes X.X
    I hate to be the guy jumping on the hate train again but based on this trailer the movie is going to be horrible (and believe me I hate to say that, I've been waiting for some sort of adaptation for Gunm for years (besides the Anime OVA which wasn't all that bad, not great but not bad) but this is cringe worthy). Plus that body *shudder* it's just horrible. At least the Major's in GitS was more believable than this. When I watched this earlier I had to force back my gag reflex, that's just how disgustingly horrible I find this.
  15. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Alita: Battle Angel   
    They gave her manga/anime eyes.
  16. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Mega Man 11   
     
  17. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Strider Hiryu in Batman Ninja   
    He actually says he's in Japan in the Middle Ages which is technically correct as this period of time would be considered Japan's Middle Age we just refer to it as Feudal Japan. Either or would be correct for the translation though, since I don't speak Japanese, I don't know exactly how it's originally worded.
    I might actually have to watch this. Don't usually get excited about animated superhero shows but this one looks good. Though, considering how he's dressed, I'd consider this more like Batman Samurai not Ninja. He's clearly wearing Samurai armor and wielding a Katana both of which Ninja did not wear or use (sorry but it just kinda bugs me that they'd use Ninja even though he's clearly dressed and acting like a Samurai).
  18. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Myk JL in Batman Ninja   
    It looks neat but I'm confused as to why Batman says he's back in the Middle Ages.
    I always thought Middle Ages referred to a large point in time where authority preferred Might Makes Right over Intelligence. This isn't to say that Japan didn't have a Middle Age. Rather it is to say its confusing to see Batman go back in to protect what should be Middle Age Criminals from other Criminals.
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    On the other hand Bruce Wayne is a Billionaire who secretly beats up poor people who have turned to the life of being henchmen.
  19. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Batman Ninja   
     
    This looks pretty f'n sweet!
  20. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Avengers: Infinity War   
     
  21. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Myk JL in YT thread   
    The reason to why I stopped trying to imagine a world without religion? Vegans.
     
  22. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire   
    I'm still using the condi druid build with Soulbeast swapped out for Druid, seems to work just find. I didn't know dagger was a condi weapon, It didn't seem like it in the beta. I guess I'll have to check it out.
    I have no interest in trying Deadeye. DD is just an OP class and will always remain the best spec, not only for its raw damage output, but its sustain. I could never play base thief because of how squishy it was, but that healing signet is a difference maker.
  23. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Myk JL in Rampage   
    I'm not shocked that they're making a Rampage movie
    I'm shocked that Uwe Boll didn't ruin making a Rampage movie based on the Video Game.
    Also I'm kind of disappointed they changed the origins of George, Ralph, & Lizzy.
  24. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Rampage   
    Rampage may not be as iconic as other video games that received terrible movies, and many people my go see this without knowing its based one on. It may be a fun watch though. JDM is acting like Negan.
  25. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire   
    I love unfogging all the maps super fast. I found my favorite points to start from on each map and send a alt there to swoop the whole thing in a few minutes.
    I went ahead and collected all the new Ranger pets tonight. Out of all the new specs, I think Soulbest is my favorite because it offers the most improvement to Ranger's fighting ability. Base Ranger's utilities were never that great for offense, and I really like some of these stances you get. Beast mode adds a nice touch offering new and useful F1-3 abilities the class never has had since the pet occupied that area. The Jacaranda is great for beast mode because it gives ranger a second heal much like Guardian's F2. Outside of beastmode tho, the little tree monster is a bit too aggressive. Holy cow, it chases things down way far off putting me into combat undesirably. I don't know if its a bug just for it, but it seems to want to just fight non stop.
    There is no reason not to be DD still. I took my thief into Crystal Oasis and ROTFLstomped every forged raiding party I found in seconds, and then melted some Vet Hydras like jokes. Sometimes those Forged Assemblers can do some damage with those spinning blade attacks, but my DD never even gave them a chance to perform it. The Hydra barely could get off one meteor strike attempt before its heads went flying off. With no pocket raptors to mow me down when I'm not paying attention, PoF enemies can't touch me on this character. I may have gone down once, but instantly rallied because everything was almost dead already when it happened.  I mean Staff DD does more damage spamming 1, while spamming 5 off initiative regen, than 2 DH traps, and the GS4-2 combo. So much DPS.