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(68 replies, posted in Creations)

rewatched; re:loved.

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(12 replies, posted in Off Topic)

I'm on anti-depressants, and feeling good.
Got a good job, may have a girlfriend, got a good pay, great friends, am in a band.

Life's pretty good right now.

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(28 replies, posted in Off Topic)

WE FORGOT JOHN PAVLICH

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(18 replies, posted in Off Topic)

Darkest Hour was fuckin' brilliant, I'll give them that.

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(18 replies, posted in Off Topic)

In all honesty I couldn't care less who won an Oscar anymore.
After Suicide Squad won for best makeup, over Star Trek Beyond.

...it's just... beyond me.

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(667 replies, posted in Off Topic)

It appears we're growing a cult following.

Nice job there, ray-gun!

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(667 replies, posted in Off Topic)

Raygun, you're included too. I just listed the people I could remember off-hand have alraedy been in big_smile

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(667 replies, posted in Off Topic)

ANNOUNCEMENT:

https://scontent.fsvg1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t35.0-0/p480x480/27707746_10155802228142787_772569011_o.jpg?oh=6b3773304f0b44c7fa71a27e5e4cfaae&oe=5A87563E

We are hanging the lantern.
We're in the final season of the podcast, with 11 more episodes to go, and then we're calling it quits!

No particular reason, we're just unable to to do it weekly, biweekly, or even monthly at times, due to time not adding up for doing a couple of hours together.

But, is anyone else willing to partake in some episodes for this final series?
We'll be doing some epic episodes down the line, and we'd love to have some of you guys in them!
Jimmy, Rob, Paul, Teague, Redxavier, writhyn, boter, BDA; the lot of you are more than welcome to join in, so long as we can schedule it!

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(28 replies, posted in Off Topic)

Oh cool!

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(28 replies, posted in Off Topic)

I'm loving this.

I'd hop on for an episode but;
a) you and I don't get along that great
b) I can't think of a show I've watched the unaired pilot to tongue

Great podcast though!

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(14 replies, posted in VFX)

If it weren't for the fact I knew it was fake, I probably wouldn't spot it.
I was looking for it to happen the entire scene, and when it did, I already knew it was fake.

I'd probably have it in a few more shots, as the one time it did appear, it was more or less a close-up of the previous shot, that made it feel a tad forced. I'd have a subtle version on there in some of the wider shots to help establish it.

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(174 replies, posted in Off Topic)

Altered Carbon.

It's a cyberpunk sort of detective show, about the future(obviously). People have disc sort of things embedded in their spines at 1 years old, which records their consciousness, and upon death, they're able to put it all into a new body, or sleeve, as they call it. It enables immortality, basically.

The premise of the show is a hitman of old being dead for 250 years, being resurrected to investigate the murder of a multi-billionare, and a few episodes in, I'm loving it. It's not perfect, but it's pretty damn good, and I love me some cyberpunk.

Available on Netflix.

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(14 replies, posted in VFX)

Teague wrote:
Teague wrote:
Saniss wrote:

I'd write/record a quick overview of it for the forum but I won't be home for a month.

dooo eeeet

doooooooo eeeeeeeeeet


deeeeeeeeeeewww eeeeeeaaaaat





...what?

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(40 replies, posted in Off Topic)

What was your most-retrospectively-embarrassing prolonged fashion choice?

I rocked a chinstrap-beard for 7 or so months, and nobody told me I looked 80 years old, because I look young in general, so it basically looked like an 80 year old toddler.
I have no idea why I thought it was an appealing look.



What commonly-held belief about the future do you disagree with, and why?

Has anyone ever saved your life?

You're afraid of something unusual; what is it, and how did you find out you were afraid of it?

Who somehow reminds you of a song? What [different] song somehow reminds you of a person?


If you somehow managed to win $100M, what would be your way of using it?

We should try one of these again.

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(50 replies, posted in Off Topic)

A cool feature would be at the very bottom adding a formula to show how many minutes you've watched, too.

As in total.

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(50 replies, posted in Off Topic)

Yeah, someone fucked it up whilst I was adding y's to myself. Order got completely out of ... well, order. I tried restoring the order and now, it's apparently fucked up.

At least the order of movies is correct.

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(33 replies, posted in VFX)

Yeah, Teague just showed us why he IS a VFX artist. It's the insane attention to detail, and experience that tells him how the shot should look like.
I wasn't planning on watching the walkthrough all the way through, but I did, and I'm glad I did. Kinda makes me want to go back into VFX, because it's calming and fun to change a shot so dramatically, without anyone ever noticing you did.

Hat's off.

EDIT:

BDA, I'll say this much. I didn't notice anything off about the plate, apart from the colouring and the things Teague pointed out, but at no point did I think it was tampered with at all, so good job.

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(19 replies, posted in Off Topic)

And stay out.

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(7 replies, posted in Off Topic)

your video is unavailable, so I'll just put me singing instead.

It's not a great performance. But it was our first, and it was hella fun.

Here's to hoping 2018 provides only about 50% of the shit that hit me in 2016 and 2017, because I'm not sure I can take another one of those right now.

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(14 replies, posted in VFX)

you use archlinux?

You're crazy.

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(8 replies, posted in Movie Stuff)

Cars 3 wasn't bad.

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(167 replies, posted in Off Topic)

Having now completed 'Hellblade', my review stands firm.

Fuck me that's the game of the year.

And I absolutely loved 'Horizon'.

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(167 replies, posted in Off Topic)

Persona 5:
Haven't played it. But it's a JRPG, so for the aqcuired taste. Thus far, only Final Fantasy has piqued that interest.

Middle-Earth:
Shadow of War: Definitely on my list, I just have to complete the backlog, and Shadow of Mordor first.

NieR: Automata:
Absolutely not my cup of tea.

Friday the 13th:
Absolutely great fun for multiplayer sessions. One player takes on the role of Jason, whilst 6 others will do their best to kill him, or escape. Escpecially fun if you're on voice chat with everyone except Jason. Creeps up on you.

Super Mario Oddysey:
Doesn't look fun, but has gotten excellent reviews. The last Nintendo console I owned was a Gamecube, purchased only because of Wind Waker.

PlayerUnkown's Battlegrounds:
It's a buggy-as-fuck kind of battle royale game that's been in early access since February or so. It's a round-based 100pvp game that drops you in the middle of nowhere, where you need to get weapons, armor and other items in order to survive, as the play-area is rapidly shrinking, while there's only one person/team left standing for that winner-winner chicken-dinner.
While it can be fun, it's a competitive FPS, that goes against most things I don't like. I play it from time to time because I own it, and friends want me to partake because I'm not half-bad at it, but I've yet to play it alone, and I doubt I ever will.

Prey:
Has a very mind-fuckery type of intro, but ultimately falls flat as yet another FPS with jump-scares. I played the demo, it didn't leave much to be desired.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy:
Is a title I've yet to play. I've loved all the other titles in the series, but am feeling a bit fatigued after last year's Uncharted 4, which was absolutely brilliant, but also too close to the release of the more-or-less standalone expansion that is The Lost Legacy. I'm sure it'll be awesome, I've just yet to get around to it.

Cuphead:
Looks like an absolute thrill, lending it's animation style from the 1930's cartoons, but is also infamous for being over-the-top hard, and I'm waiting for the right moment, and another player to play co-op, as I don't particularly like games that challenge me too much.

Destiny 2:
Is basically just another Competivite round-based FPS with some RPG elements. Didn't like the first one, won't play the second one.

Resident Evil 7:
For once, it's not a Zombie-survival game, and for that, I salute it. However, it's now an FPS horror Survival, which I've played demos for, and didn't care for it. At first glance, it's just borrowing the name of the franchise, and has nothing to with the 6+ games that pre-date it.
That being said, there was a VR demo of it, that was fucking horrifying. It's on Steam and PS4, called "Kitchen", and if you've a VR headset, I'd recommend it, if only to colour your trousers brown.

Assassin's Creed Origins:
This was a much needed breath of fresh air to a franchise that's been overexposed the latter 6 or so years. The first title came out in 2007, followed by a sequel in 2009, and then every subsequent year until 2016, which was the first time they didn't make a game. It was too much, too little news, and a few game-breaking bugs in the cycle. The team took a year extra to develop an origin story set in Egypt, a few years before Christ, and it's really refreshing. It's a stealthy-third person game with action RPG elements to it, and a story that's engaging, as well as the fact that you are free to explore a giant world, with tombs, pyramids, pharaos, crocodiles, and.. even, a TARDIS. Granted, the latter is an easter egg hidden on the bottom of the Nile, but still cool. I'd recommend it if you're tired of the series, but I should also note that after the main quest was completed, and a few side quests here and there, I still felt I was done. Instead of going for a platinum Trophy, I put it back on the shelf, and will probably come back to it at a later date.

Horizon: Zero Dawn:
This one took me by surprise. It's an open world RPG made by the folks that made the Killzone series. Killzone is a pretty good FPS series, but it's very linear, and has a fairly predictable story, albeit with cool twists, great graphics(for its time) and good gameplay.
They then decided to make an open world RPG, and damn if they didn't make a good one. I thought it looked rather dull in the trailers and gameplay-videos released by Guerilla Games, but after lending a copy, I quickly realised I was wrong.
It takes place in a more or less post-post apocalyptic world, where nature has reclaimed the surroundings, and machines based upon dinosaurs and current wildlife rule the planet.
I won't go into detail on the plot, as basically anything I would say would be major spoilers, but it's a definitive recommendation. I played about 60 hours before calling quits.

The Legend of Zelda - Breath of the Wild:
Is supposed to be great, but look at the first paragraph; I don't own a Nintendo console.

Star Wars: Battlefront II
Now, taking away the fact that EA fucked themselves hard by a very harsh Pay2Win model, the story is actually pretty good. It takes place right at the end of Return of the Jedi, and picks up where it left, to tell a pretty compelling story, told from the perspective of the Empire's inferno squad. There are some pretty good plot points in there, some hinting at spoilers for TLJ and TFA, but I won't go into much detail.
The multiplayer section is more or less the same as the previous Battlefront, but refined and elaborated on. More units, more features, more heroes, and more modes. What the "original" should've been.
The single-player story mode thing is available on YouTube if you just want new-canon story to fill your day with. The cutscenes are about 100 minutes, so do what you want.

Edit:
BDA: I don't enjoy FPS games, which is why I try to leave them off my list. But for what it's worth, I've only heard great things about Wolfenstein, and would love to watch someone else play it at some point in time.

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(167 replies, posted in Off Topic)

I'll let be said that there are quite a few great games this year.
Persona 5,
Middle-Earth. Shadow of War
NieR: Automata
Friday the 13th
Super Mario Oddysey
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Prey
Uncharted: The lost Legacy
Cuphead
Destiny 2
Resident Evil 7
Assassin's Creed Origins
Horizon: Zero Dawn
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.


..And while I've only played a handful of these, including Horizon, which had me captivated for 60 hours, Hellblade beats them all. Hands down.
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...And I'm not even done yet!