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    YT thread

    Mario Kart movie from SNL: I would watch this movie if it was real.
  2. Two episodes in and its great so far. I was expecting alot of violence and theres been hardly any. lol. They have made some changes from the video game to live action and they make sense to me. Without spoiling, basically in the game you come across alot of information in the form of notes, writings, etc that you usually find on corpses or desks or drawers from looting. That would take to long in the show so they just have some random conversations with some person in the show that cover the key parts. There were other key changes to that I won't get into to avoid spoilers. At the end of the first episode there was a preview of episodes to come like a mini trailer. In one of the last segments of that quick clip of about 2 seconds I definitely saw a scene right from the last moments of the first game. And at the pace the second episode already covered it looks like the entirety of the first game will be done in this first season. Very fast pacing for the show and I'm glad they're not dragging it out into some 5 season mess of extra characters and BS. So far I am very impressed with the show and the sets are spot on accurate with scenes from the game. I am hoping more action starts up soon tho. Yes! lmao! When I saw him do that I thought to myself, then why the hell couldn't I get that gun at the beginning of the game!?
  3. The show does look great from the trailers I've seen. I'll watch the first episode later tonight. I've been looking forward to this show for a long time and I hope its a direct portrayal of the game to live action. Unfortunately neither of the two main actors look like their respective characters but I'm still hoping for the best. Hugh Jackman when he was in the movie Logan looked exactly like Joel at the time. He would have been an amazing Joel. Pedro Pascal is a great actor so I'm betting he'll do a great job and the only thing I've seen Bella Ramsey in was Game of Thrones. She was decent in that for the role she played and she had a great death scene in it fighting so maybe it'll work out good. I'm sure there will be plenty of people that complain after the first episode about the show being woke because Ellie is a lesbian. They probably never played the original dlc from the first game from almost 10 years ago. I'm expecting the show to be full of violence and focus almost entirely on that and strong character building.
  4. I've stayed away from this topic for a while because I've posted political predictions in it in the past. Over the past couple years I've gotten burned out on politics and I'm still burned out on all of it. I still think back to every politician that has ever said "drain the swamp!" but in the end it ends up being the same old people running everything that have been in power for most of my life. And I'm ageist towards all these old ass politicians. There is a minimum age to run for president and there should be a maximum age. As well as term limits for every single position of power. Both political parties need to "flush the toilet". Get rid of the old shits that have been sitting in the stagnant water. Get rid of anyone over the age of retirement. Flush them all. We'll still be stuck with toilet water but at least the shit will be gone for a bit. Will we get any age or term limits in 2023? No. We probably wont in our lifetimes but I can hope someday we'll be free of generational tyranny. Looking back on 2022: - After loosing my dad, I stopped exercising for half the year but didn't really change my diet much. I stayed about the same weight. For 2023 I've resumed my exercises and I'm trying to get into a better "fit" shape. I don't want to be muscular. I just want to be able to squat and pick something like 20 pounds or so. Having a desk job for 20 years has ravaged my leg muscles from inactivity. I'm working on improving my physical condition so I can be happier with myself and not feel so weak. - Alot of the movies have been pretty crappy. I'm sick of remakes. I want to watch original shows or movies that don't feel like I'm being spoon fed someone's objective. Saying that, the best series I have watched of 2022 was Wednesday. lol. I don't consider it a remake as they took a property that already existed and didn't reboot it. They took it and made something new out of it. That show was amazing. My other favorite shows have been Japanese and Korean. Alice in Borderlands was great and The Glory was awesome. I'm really looking forward to The Glory season 2. 2023 Predicitions: I don't have any at the moment. I'll post back when I think of some. lol.
  5. I'd like to own a steam deck someday, but for the price of it right now I'd rather put that money to a new PC first. Its hard to believe the Steam deck has been out for a full year already. I wonder how long it'll be before they release a Steam Deck 2.
  6. I thought about this topic the other day! I lmao when I saw you replied to it! I watched the first two episodes of the Willow sequel... ehhhhh.. They really dropped the ball on this. I don't know if it'll get better after episode 2 or not but I'm not going to bother checking. The first episode didn't even have Willow in it and it established a bunch of characters I have absolutely no love for in the slightest and when they finally show Willow in episode two, in the flashbacks he was nothing but complaints. I figure the first movie was just under two hours and with as much as they got accomplished in the movie in that time frame, established story, characters, beginning, ending... and in two hours of the Willow series all they accomplished was how lackluster the majority of the characters are and set the pace for how slow this would be dragged out for.
  7. I am shocked that Mass Effect Legendary edition will be free with PS+. I'll play these after I finish FFX, FFX2 and Witcher 3 remastered.. so maybe this time next year.
  8. This movie looks hilarious!
  9. Well my dryer broke after about 15 years and multiple repairs I've done over those years. I had to buy a new dryer. So far so good. I was finally able to get my laundry done again and my bathroom no longer smells like dirty socks and febreeze. XD

    1. slippers

      slippers

      had to call sears technician to fix our dryer about six months ago. he said he would be back bc he had no tools to do the job right away, waiting for that numbnut turned into a week or two, finally called someone else, turned out a freaking bird was nesting on a vent exit and that was blocking the flow or whatever. fixed it less than 15 mins. i got the hang of air drying for awhile, but back to being convenient :D 

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I'm glad that was an easy fix! :D

    3. slippers

      slippers

      the sears guy kept delaying and pushed back dated schedule. i knew what he was doing. he wanted an extra cash but didn't have time from his work so he made us wait a week after another week. even if he had attempted to fix it, he already told us he was going to vacuum a vent and probably overcharged us. screw that guy.  

  10. Years later and The Walking Dead has ended. They really milked this series. Overall it was a great show but did drag out a bit in different seasons. I'll miss the show and I'll try watching the two spin off series because they have introduced new walker varients that are a bit smarter now (climbing, picking up objects to use as weapons like rocks). I still have no interest at all in resuming Fear the Walking Dead because that show is hot garbage.
  11. Season 3 was decent with the synth life versus the AI mastermind, but I would have preferred a terminator style war. Season 4 was ok but felt so slow.. and thats the end because HBO cancelled it. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/hbo-cancels-westworld-1235255955/
  12. FML my pressure tank is failing for my well. Its getting replaced next week. Getting a new whole house water filter installed too along with some new valves and safety upgrades. Props to the well company employee for giving me the tip of hooking up an air compressor to the pressure tank to put some air in the bladder to get the system gimping along until the repair work is done. I miss public water. lol.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Got my pressure tank replaced. The water pressure in the house is much better now. :D

  13. 3 years later and Google has killed the Stadia platform. It looked like it was failed to start just from their pricing model and game costs regardless of actual streaming performance. https://kotaku.com/stadia-google-refund-cloud-streaming-assassins-creed-1849597014
  14. This has been a busy summer. I'm almost looking forward to winter so I can get a break from all the lawn mowing and outside projects. Hopefully the snow blower I bought this year works good so I'll have alot of free time this winter to get caught up on things. When I've had free time I've been playing Final Fantasy X over the last 5 months and I've somehow finally hit 100 hours on it. Lol. Only took me about half a year. XD I still didn't beat it yet but I'm at the end game stuff now with the monster arena and omega ruins.

  15. FML one of my window air conditioners broke today while it was 96 degrees. x_x

    1. Pchan

      Pchan

      That blows ... hope you were able to get a new one quickly 

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Yeah, I picked one up that night. Its been so hot this summer my electric bill has gone up $40 a month with all the air conditioners running so much. x_x

  16. I got back from Ohio last night. My mom had a Remembrance Party in honor of my dad this last weekend. It was a really nice time. I'm glad I got to see so many people that knew my dad and talk to them about how he was a positive and/or great influence in their lives. The party was a bbq party too. My younger brother smoked 30 pounds of pulled pork and 20 pounds of bbq beef. I helped with the process. It was a great time. :D

    1. slippers

      slippers

      i saw your post earlier this year and i just didn't know what to say so i didn't say anything. i'm so sorry my friend. my condolences. RIP. :( 

    2. Sledgstone
  17. If you haven't played God of War yet, I highly suggest it. Amazing game that lived up to all my hype and expectations.
  18. It was a fun movie, they didn't stay true to the games at all with most of the plot coming from the fourth game but overall it was good special effects and kept a good pace with plenty of action. Although it did feel toned down with gun fights considering the amount of shooting takes place in the games. I'm guessing they did that to keep the rating family friendly. Tom Holland still looked way too young for the role imo.
  19. I watched Morbius a couple days ago. Ehh. I found the movie kind of boring and almost predictable. I think what I'm burned out most on is that every super hero or anti-villain movie is the same movie but with different characters. Like for example, Iron Man 1 his enemy in the first movie was another guy wearing a mechanized armor. Doctor Strange 1, his primary enemies were other wizards, Wandavision, her primary enemy is another witch, Black Widow finally got her own movie, ends up fighting other black widows, Venom 1 he fights another symbiote, Venom 2, he fights yet another symbiote. Omg. Its the same thing the Arrowverse on CW was doing for a solid 10 years, I don't understand how the hell Green arrow and flash kept fighting other archers or other speedsters. And that brings us back to Morbius, guess who Morbius fights? another vampire creature with identical powers. wtf. Props for Spider-Man tho, in all his reboots he has never fought another spider-man guy.
  20. Borderlands 3 is free until 5/26/2022 at 11:00 AM https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/p/borderlands-3
  21. My neighbor next door is moving so he had a full house sale over the weekend. I lucked out and bought his snowblower for $150. O_O Its got some years of use on it, but hes kept it in amazing shape. A new gas one like this is around $800+. I hope it works great this next winter. It could save me all kinds of time shoveling.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I'm already seeing videos in my head of you fixing it in the future. XD

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I'll make sure to send you a snapchat of it's first oil change. XD

  22. https://kotaku.com/square-enix-embracer-deus-ex-1848866849 Wow. This is pretty huge. What I'm shocked about is the relatively small price tag of $300 million. Considering Sony bought Bungie alone for $3+ billion it make me wonder if Sony or MS even knew these properties were for sale. If they did, it would have probably caused a bidding war. Microsoft had a solid 1 year exclusive deal for the release of one of those Tomb Raider reboot games, I'm sure they would have bought crystal dynamics and tomb raider by themselves for more than $300 million.
  23. That metaverse looks horrible. It looks like they are expecting alot of people to use the developer tools and create experiences for everyone since there is nothing to really do there now. But Meta taking 40%+ of all the revenue from the sales of those experiences seems extremely harsh. I don't think this will catch on. The price of VR equipment is a steep hurdle for alot of people and if they do make a browser version of Metaverse it'll end up being like a new version of all those crappy facebook games like Farmville, etc. since a browser version is limited to mouse and keyboard since it wouldn't have the necessary motion capture to play alot of VR style games.
  24. https://blog.playstation.com/2022/03/29/all-new-playstation-plus-launches-in-june-with-700-games-and-more-value-than-ever/ PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now are merging into the new PlayStation Plus and the membership will now become a tiered system: I'll be sticking with PlayStation Plus Essential assuming I can still buy yearly memberships on sale for around $30-$40 like I've been doing since before the PS4 launched. I'm barely getting any use out of PS+ as it is with the games they've been offering for the last year so if I have to start paying a monthly fee I'll just cancel it instead. In comparison to the PS+ Extra, I've recently used Xbox PC game pass which I got a 3 month trial for $1 on black friday weekend last year. I don't have an Xbox so I was only using the lowest tier of the PC version which I suppose is the Microsoft Xbox PC version of PlayStation Plus Extra. It is an ok service but with the amount of time I have to dedicate to gaming I was only able to play and beat 2 games in those 3 months. I'm glad the xbox pc game pass came with EA Access since I was able to play and beat Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. EA Access itself didn't appeal to me because on the PC game pass its basically 70% sports titles. I was also able to play and beat Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and that game wasn't nearly as good as the first. Both games retail for around $14 and $7 when on sale so I saved roughly $20 with my $1 free trial. But if it was to pay $10 a month for the service I would have been in the hole $9 compared to if I bought those 2 games instead. For me and my available time to play games a subscription service is not a savings to me. Theres alot of people that could benefit from a game subscription service and I'm glad its an option for them. I will say tho, for people that have an Xbox console and a game subscription service is beneficial to them, the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate has console and pc game pass combined along with xbox games with gold free monthly games, and that is a far better deal that PlayStation Plus Deluxe for the same price of $14.99 a month. The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also includes console and pc games that can be played from the cloud too kind of like Nvidia's GeForce Now streaming.
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