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Console Gaming Discussion / Re: New Switch owner here
« on: June 17, 2019, 02:06:29 PM »
I've got kiddo staying at my place until July 28th, so I'll have a Switch for at least that long.

I want to get one, but I"m waiting to see what the 2 new ones are like, and what the prices are, when they drop later this year (I'm ASSUMING either around Black Friday or Christmas, we'll see). Mostly I just want the indie games they have (like Hollow Night, Into the Breach, Bad North) so I can play them on a mobile device. I don't even really particular care about Breath of the Wild, I'm not sure I feel like investing that much time into a game again so soon (looking at you, RDR2), although I'd probably grab Odyssey.

And, you know, I think you're contractually required to buy Smash and Mario Kart if you own a Nintendo console, so I suppose I'd get those too.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: NBA 2K19
« on: June 14, 2019, 03:29:08 PM »
Thanks for the heads up!

Not sure how long this will last, but decided to start a MyLeague as the Pistons using a custom roster (which in turn means you have to start from Opening Night and not the offseason) and Player Lock on PG. Will probably sim a good portion of the season so that I can get to the 2019 NBA Offseason and draft, which thanks to a tear in the space/time continuum will feature the 2003 NBA Draft class. As GM of the Pistons, I don't plan on drafting Darko Milicic again.

Currently have PG Reggie Jackson on the trading block, and still, have not decided whether to add C Andre Drummond to that list. Looking to acquire shooters and picks because my team currently has no 2nd round picks the next two seasons (good lord Tom Gores is an idiot).

Just in case you did not realize it you can shorten the season if you want.  I play the shortest season so I can play the games.

I always think about doing this in like MLB, but I'm such a control freak I don't like my players being in games, collecting positive or negative stats, and having 0 control over their performance.

It's only a video game, I shouldn't care so much, and yet.

Reviews / Re: The Movie Review Thread
« on: June 13, 2019, 01:01:43 PM »
Yeah, and I was surprised by some of the horror elements in Brightburn still. It feels more like a horror film than a "super" type film, which was good, because it could have easily been a less-scary, effects-laden "horror" movie that failed completely.

I liked it for what it was. On its surface, it's a pretty straight forward horror film with the slasher essentially as the main character (although mom obviously does a lot of the heavylifting for the non-super moments). I also like the credits scene that suggests something bigger (and includes a blink and you miss it spotting of Rainn Wilson's character from James Gunn's Super, also an excellent movie).

I think the themes it deals with, themes of entitlement and abuse of power, aren't necessarily anything new, but reshaping them into this teenage boy, around the time of puberty, in 2019 culture provides a further dialogue for the discussion we should be having, although the movie doesn't do much to really explore the questions it's bringing up, because there's killing to be done.

The ending honestly surprised me a bit, mileage will likely vary on that one. Is it worth seeing in a theater? Eh, maybe. Definitely worth at least one watch on Netflix.

But yeah, fortunately I successfully avoided that second trailer because watching it after the film, it revealed a LOT.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Playstation Days of Play Sale 2019
« on: June 13, 2019, 10:49:15 AM »
So, bought the FFX/X-2 remaster. Man, the FFX theme still messes me up. Excited to finally play this game again, haven't touched it since high school despite always wanting to.

Saw that this morning. His advocacy for the first responders is easily one of the best things he's done, and I can only hope for the best for this extraordinary group of people.

Reviews / Re: The Movie Review Thread
« on: June 11, 2019, 01:17:17 PM »
It's uh....4 days later, and I've already dropped Endgame from a 4-star to a 2.5-star on my Letterbox'd review and dropped it 9 spots in my 2019 rankings.

I had a ticket to see it again yesterday and chose not to. The more I think about it, the less and less I like this movie.

So, I kept buying a ticket to see this movie again and kept skipping the movie (not like I was losing any money considering AMC Stubs List). I just wasn't sure I wanted to spend another 3 hours in the theater for a movie I'd already seen, plus I had those conflicted feelings.

Well, over a month (and, like, 7 tickets purchased) later, I finally saw it for the second time and enjoyed it much more. I feel like the movie was a lot more consistent than I'd given it credit for, and most of the "plot holes" it genuinely does answer at the start (even some of the, uh, more fantastical elements (still trying to do spoiler-free) make more sense, at least with the rules this movie establishes).

It's my #6 of the year, and I raised it back up to 3.5 stars. I feel this is acceptable.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Playstation Days of Play Sale 2019
« on: June 11, 2019, 01:11:09 PM »
Remembered this is still going on when I get paid Friday. Debated getting God of War but a buddy says he'll let me borrow his, so I think the only other game I'll buy is the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Playstation Days of Play Sale 2019
« on: June 08, 2019, 12:51:52 PM »
Those ones I have not played, so I couldn't say.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Playstation Days of Play Sale 2019
« on: June 07, 2019, 10:28:31 PM »
Honestly, I'd say the best deals, if you haven't played them already, are the Uncharted games. You can get all 5 for like, $30.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Playstation Days of Play Sale 2019
« on: June 07, 2019, 02:53:15 PM »
Yeah, might be. I'm not home though, so I was hoping I could tell the app to dl the DLC for me before I got home, but oh well. Looks like it isn't an option.

Between these two and the Borderlands free games, my slate is pretty full. Plus an ongoing For Honor addiction. Ugh. I'll never lose weight.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Playstation Days of Play Sale 2019
« on: June 07, 2019, 11:52:54 AM »
Welp, got my 2 already. Told Bloodborne to go ahead and download.

I assume the Spider-Man DLC I'll have to install using the disc.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Playstation Days of Play Sale 2019
« on: June 06, 2019, 02:12:25 PM »
Yeah, I'm pretty much already committed to all of that, plus I'll probably pick up 2K19 because $3, even though I have Live 19 (which was 4, so, whatever).

Spider-Man DLC I should be able to take care of within a week, depending on how much For Honor I play. I'm still absolutely addicted to that game.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Playstation Days of Play Sale 2019
« on: June 06, 2019, 12:17:44 PM »
Nice! I was actually JUST talking about Bloodborne the other day.

And that Spider-Man DLC being on sale is HUGE. I may be making some purchases here.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: NBA 2K19
« on: June 06, 2019, 10:52:49 AM »
Yep, was expecting the same here.

FYI, this game goes on sale tomorrow on the PSN for $2.99.

Holy shit, where'd you even see that?

Chit Chat / Re: The TV thread
« on: June 04, 2019, 02:28:01 PM »
Kev and V are a big part. They have stuff happen but it feels like they have their own spin-off occurring during Shameless. Like, they'll BARELY interact with any of the Gallaghers and yet have their own subplots about that Russian chick or yeah, the thing with V's mom. I missed the early seasons when Fiona and V were best friends, the show just kept creating new characters for Fiona to hang out with and I'd understand a bit more if they effectively showed Fiona evolving and growing apart from V, but since they barely interacted we never got anything remotely close to this.

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