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Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
« on: July 07, 2020, 11:37:23 PM »
Pearson runs the shop in Rhodes now

Political Ranting / Re: Washington Redskins
« on: July 03, 2020, 01:04:47 PM »
I thought this might be rough for a chit chat topic so I put it here, even though it probably doesn't belong here either.

So, first off, Im not Native American so I dont feel oppression first hand with regard to this team name.
Is this too much? Changing the team name? How about the Aunt Jemima rebranding?
Pro teams change names so it's not a big deal except the reasoning here is what's stoking the fire. I always thought the mascot Redskins was used not in a pejorative, but honorable context, however that is long lost by now.
I really don't have an issue one way or the other. If you pressed me, I'd say leave it alone because that would give reason to rename and rebrand other schools, teams and who knows what else, ... street names? I dont know.
Id like to hear from someone affected and or offended by the name because while I can read and learn about it, just like I can read and learn about slavery, I can't live it.

What negatives does "Redskin" actually infer? Is it that everything thinks "Redskins" are a bunch of whooping yelling scalping murderers? When I was a kid, that was normal because that's how they were portrayed on every show and movie I watched, not because of a football team. And once I was educated I learned and moved on from my 6 year old self.
Nowadays, you dont find those negative connotations with the Native Americans, at least not ubiquitously.

So the fun part of this thread is, if a new name is forthcoming, what should the team mascot be now?

I'm not sure you can make that separation when the word itself is a slur, no matter how respectful anything else is.

I think that's why we see a lot of the "Why aren't the Chiefs under fire?" comments. This isn't really an appropriation conversation (yet, at least). It fully comes down to that one word: redskin.

It's stupid they've stood by it this long, and it's long overdue for change.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: PlayStation 5
« on: July 02, 2020, 05:28:25 PM »
Is thing really going to be white? Yuck.

So what will be the best avenue to buy one of the when released?
Im not one for going out to stores and deal with all that shit, especially during the holidays, so factor that in.
I dont keep up with this stuff, but do we anticipate a shortage during the holidays? is it all first come first serve?

Sony has said coronavirus has not impacted their production and/or shipping at all (the second part is a little more surprising), so, there should be no shortage by Sony's standards, at least.

Now, the usual low stock/high demand stuff will probably still occur because that seems to be how console releases go, but then again, why the hell would I try to predict ANYTHING in the future considering we now live in a daily disaster simulator?

Fiancee already said she plans to get 2, one for me and one for kiddo for xmas, which I'm totally on board for, but we'll see how successful that plan ends up being.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
« on: June 29, 2020, 10:06:30 PM »
Some of those map cheats/glitches have been patched out. I was going to use one to get to Blackwater in chapter 4 of my evil playthrough, so I could get all the legendaries and complete all the challenges with Arthur (especially since John can't swim and hates water). Then the bastards patched it just as I was getting ready to leave Chapter 3. Now my evil Arthur just sort of exists there. Every now and again I go fishing, treat myself to poker and a room in St Denis, or just go hunting. There's some neat out there places you can find (the Lodge is so freaking cool) to just stay in while you venture.

Baseball / Re: Play Ball (maybe): the 2020 Season Thread
« on: June 24, 2020, 10:50:38 PM »
Very excited to not step foot in Safeco this season.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Spider-Man
« on: June 18, 2020, 04:33:08 PM »
Spiderman died in the comics, Superman dies in comics...any other superhero die Im not aware of?
Oh, Batgirl died too, right?

Bruce Wayne died sometime in the past few years, with Commissioner Gordon taking over as a mechanized Batman for a bit, until Bruce inevitably showed back up (with amnesia, naturally, I think?)

I don't know that Batgirl ever DIED, however she (controversially) brutalized by the Joker in The Killing Joke, which left her paralyzed. Then she became Oracle.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Spider-Man
« on: June 18, 2020, 01:38:00 PM »
I don't know about the original Ultimate Spider-Man comics. I know in the Spider-Verse movie, Miles hasn't actually been bitten yet when he encounters his universe's Peter Parker, but he does watch him die (at least, pretty sure he didn't have his powers yet in the film).

Looking at his wiki page, it looks like yeah, in the comics, he does already have his powers but doesn't intervene in the Goblin/Spider-Man fight that leads to Parker's death.

Honestly though, it would be weird for Peter to die, considering how much his enemies are directly tied to Peter, as opposed to just Spider-Man in the PS4 game (although, to immediately undercut myself, I suppose the same could be said for the original Ultimate comics line too, and really any Spider-Man comic).

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
« on: June 14, 2020, 07:24:32 PM »
There are at least 4 endings: honorable, save John. Honorable, go for the money. And then dishonorable versions of those two.

So, if you saved John last time, going to Blackwater instead will be a totally new experience. If you were honorable last time, Arthur's conclusion will be different if you're dishonorable this time.

Chit Chat / Re: The Top 5 Thread
« on: June 13, 2020, 03:21:10 AM »

Could've swore we covered this one...but it's worth revisiting. Not like anything's going on anyway lol.

*EDIT* Yep, we did-somewhere around page 10. My list has definitely changed since we last discussed this, curious to see if anyone else's has.

I can't really argue against my choices. Could be that it's 12:20 AM.

Have we done top five movie kills? I feel like that could be tremendous.

Chit Chat / Re: So where is everybody?
« on: June 13, 2020, 03:14:19 AM »
I also subscribe to the theory that since there is more than likely far more advanced species out there that we probably don't want them to come for a visit. Maybe it's because I've seen one too many alien invasion movies, but I don't think they're coming for our good; more than likely they're gonna pull a Columbus instead (say they discovered this planet even though we're here and then do terrible things to the inhabitants). Of course, it's also possible they swooped by anytime in the last four years and took a glance before making sure the doors were locked on their vehicles and kept on moving. I also won't rule out that maybe some of them have infiltrated humankind this whole time (I'm talking centuries before you and I were around) and live among us, watching our "progress", like we're in a zoo.

On that note, I saw one thing the other day that compared it to like, when dam up a river and flood an area, we may care about the wildlife, but we don't care about, say, the ants that will drown. Well, a species that advanced may just treat us like ants. No giant war, not even an eternity of subjugation. Just quick, thoughtless destruction without warning or any consideration.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Spider-Man
« on: June 11, 2020, 08:11:33 PM »
So with the reveal of Spider-Man: Miles Morales for the PS5, I've decided to fire this one up again...and this time maybe actually get through the DLC.

Damn this game was so much fun.

My only concern about the Miles thing, is I'm worried it'll be a PS5 "Deluxe Edition" type thing. Same Spidey game, same DLC, but with an added (and likely large, but not full game large) Miles DLC. I do hope it is its own standalone game.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: PlayStation 5
« on: June 11, 2020, 07:50:27 PM »
Yeah, I'm definitely excited. Some of those game trailers were A+, definitely the Miles Morales trailer, the surprise Resident Evil reveal too. I also like that there's a digital-only version and one with a disc drive still, although the fiancee tells me we're getting the one that can still take discs.

Still wish we had a price and a date, but, oh well.

As far as non-franchise games that caught my eye go:

Stray - I can play as a cat? Hell yes

Destruction All-Stars - if this is a battle royale type game with unique characters, unique abilities and car combat, then count me in. Kind of amazing we haven't gotten a "battle royale" Twisted Metal yet, kind of hoping this will be it.

Astro's Playground - the brief glimpses of gameplay and level design we got for this gave me huge Mario 64/Mario Odyssey vibes. I'm ok with having a Mario clone on PS5, if that turns out to be the case.

Returnal/Deathloop - two games that follow the "Edge of Tomorrow" style, which was already following a video game style, in that your character is in a time loop in both of these games, with death resetting the loop (except in Returnal, apparently the world around you changes when you die too). Deathloop's more cartoony/grindhouse feel was definitely cool, while Returnal looks particularly brutal and could fill the horror void left by the death of the Dead Space franchise.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: For Honor
« on: June 11, 2020, 02:53:31 PM »
Alright, here's my attempt to build a little For Honor coalition:

Game's on sale via two ways on PS Store right now. The base game is on sale for $7.50. If you want to get on, play a little, try it out, this is the best way right now.

If you want to make a bigger, longer term commitment already, the Complete Edition, normally $100, is on sale for $25. This unlocks all the characters, includes customization, Arcade Mode (a solo or co-op quest-based game mode) and "Champions Boost" for extra XP as you play.

Additionally, on August 6, changes which they live beta-tested last year are going into effect, and these changes are massive changes to the base gameplay, which means now is the perfect time to join up and get a feel for the game, because everyone's going to be on the same page come August 6.

Mind you, I love this game for how unique it is. It can be very, very fun, it can also be very, very frustrating (although, having played in the beta, I believe the changes on August 6 will greatly help that second part).

I've been playing Apex lately because I don't really have anyone who plays For Honor, so I'm making this push with my friends too, haha, but it really is the perfect opportunity to check out a game that really has no equal, for all of its pros and cons. And it's definitely more fun to play with a person. The biggest game mode is 4 v 4, at most I've only had my brother to play the game with, would be super cool and I imagine a lot more fun to actually have a team of 4 people.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Jedi: Fallen Order
« on: June 08, 2020, 06:49:13 PM »
you'll have to let me know how you like it. After completing the game, Im going back to find all the trinkets to get 100% if I can. Just finished Zeffo

I gave up. I got tired of all the backtracking and fully uninstalled, hahahaha. I'm so bad at videogames these days.

Chit Chat / Re: Scene it
« on: June 08, 2020, 06:21:16 PM »
This one's not a movie, and requires some setup. I apologize.

I recently began, for the first time ever, watching Avatar: The Last Airbender on Netflix. Well, actually, I've already finished it. An amazing series.

It seems the overall consensus is that season 2, episode 15, "Tales of Ba Sing Se," is one of the best episodes of the series, and that's a sentiment I agree with. I imagine part of it is just that it's an anthology style episode and those are always pretty fun. We follow individual characters on short journeys, mostly character enforcing.

One of the characters who gets his own segment is Uncle Iroh. Iroh was a general in the Fire Nation, known for his 600 day siege on Ba Sing Se, which he ultimately had to retreat from during the war. Since then, Iroh has accompanied his nephew, Prince Zuko, to find and capture the Avatar.

However, throughout the show, Iroh's seen as a pretty chill dude. He mostly wants to drink tea, and at this point, him and Zuko have been banned from the Fire Nation and are secretly living in the Earth-bending capital of Ba Sing Se (it sounds like a lot, it's really not, please watch this show it's incredible).

We know Iroh is different from how the Fire Nation has been portrayed due to his lessons for Zuko, who is controlled by anger and a need to restore his honor. In this episode, seeing Iroh on his own without Zuko, strolling around the city, behaving the same way he does with Zuko, further reinforces his good heart and intentions.

We don't know much about Iroh, except that he was the Fire Lord's brother, his previous turn as a general, and he once had a son. We don't know much about his son, how old he was, or what happened to him.

Early in the episode, Iroh's at a market and a small child starts crying and his mother can't make him stop. Iroh pulls out an instrument and plays a little song. The child is holding a little toy, and Iroh sings about "brave soldier boy." it's a touching moment, played for something as a lark as the boy stops crying, but then grabs and pulls on Iroh's (impressive) beard.

Iroh continues to stroll, helping others here and there (this harkens back to something Iroh says in a far earlier episode, when he states "sometimes the best way to help yourself is by helping others). He even helps a man that attempts to mug him.

However, then we get to the end of the episode. Iroh lays out his belongings, and speaks to his son, saying "if only I could have helped you." Then, we get a reprise of the song.

Additionally, the man who voiced Uncle Iroh, Mako (who you may recall as the voice of Aku from Samurai Jack, or even as Master Splinter in that "TMNT" cartoon movie from the early 2000s), passed away after this episode, making this the last time he would voice the character. The man who took over for him (and also voiced Aku in the final Samurai Jack season), refuses to sing the song out of respect for Mako.

And, with that, I give you one of the most famous scenes from the show: the "Leaves From the Vine" scene. I watched this weeks ago and it's just stuck with me.

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