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Jay

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#1080692
Topic
Doomsday Thread
Time

Regardless of how some of you feel about the OP’s posting style, follow the rules set forth by the OP. If you don’t like the content of the thread or the rules, stay out.

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#1079344
Topic
Our open letter to Disney and Lucasfilm
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digitalfreaknyc said:

Jay said:

Thanks for all the effort you and others put into this, SilverWook.

digitalfreaknyc said:

Quite the embarrassment.

Why are you always such a dick? I’m tempted to switch the forum back to the original October 2015 layout just so you’ll rage-quit the site again.

Yay name calling. No wonder you like it. It proves what a bunch of whiney children are on this site.

You can bitch and moan about it being taken down but there’s no reason to keep it up. We look like assholes because of it and one person shouldn’t have been allowed to speak for the whole site without getting some sort of approval.

Approval from whom? You? SilverWook went back and forth with the community for a while over the content of the letter and he made edits based on their feedback. Did some people prefer the shorter version? Yes. But he made an executive decision and I back him 100%.

The only child I see at present is the one who thinks that his not liking something should dictate everyone else’s opinion on the matter. There’s plenty of room for constructive criticism here, but when someone is a dick about it — like you — they shouldn’t be surprised when they get a heaping helping of the same dickish attitude served right back to them.

digitalfreaknyc said:

Possessed said:

I wish I could talk to the admin at my work that way.

If anyone at my workplace called me a “dick” they would be fired and I’d own the company.

This isn’t your workplace. As I did when you flipped your shit over the site redesign, I again invite you now to vacate the premises if things here don’t suit you.

P.S. - Your workplace sounds more like a reality show dictated by gameshow rules than a real job.

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#1079148
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Tyrphanax said:

Jay said:

CatBus said:

TV’s Frink said:

Republicans have just elected a man who was charged with assault the day before. Lol.

To be fairer, he was a raging asshole long before he starting hurling people to the floor and even the early voters would have known this.

Exactly. They would’ve voted for him regardless. In fact, I’m sure many supporters like him even more now. There were audible chuckles and an immediate “You’re forgiven!” from the crowd during his apology/victory speech.

Trump’s America: clueless as to how their freedoms are maintained and willingly supportive of those who would strip it from them.

Rampant anti-intellectualism plays a huge role in this.

Remember when it was admirable to seek out higher education and be an informed citizen?

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#1079111
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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CatBus said:

TV’s Frink said:

Republicans have just elected a man who was charged with assault the day before. Lol.

To be fairer, he was a raging asshole long before he starting hurling people to the floor and even the early voters would have known this.

Exactly. They would’ve voted for him regardless. In fact, I’m sure many supporters like him even more now. There were audible chuckles and an immediate “You’re forgiven!” from the crowd during his apology/victory speech.

Trump’s America: clueless as to how their freedoms are maintained and willingly supportive of those who would strip it from them.

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#1078943
Topic
Our open letter to Disney and Lucasfilm
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Alderaan said:

SilverWook said:

Was nice of CNN to note there was no Episode IV subtitle when the movie first came out.

The official Star Wars twitter asked followers which was their first Star Wars movie?..

Mark Hamill tweeted: “Star Wars”.

Love Hamill. Refuses to put on a fake smile and regurgitate Lucasfilm PR bullshit.

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#1078842
Topic
Our open letter to Disney and Lucasfilm
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Thanks for all the effort you and others put into this, SilverWook.

digitalfreaknyc said:

Quite the embarrassment.

Why are you always such a dick? I’m tempted to switch the forum back to the original October 2015 layout just so you’ll rage-quit the site again.

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#1077248
Topic
Banned members
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Let’s not use this as an opportunity to kick him while he’s down, please. Time to move on.

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#1077236
Topic
Banned members
Time

He used the insult thread in Off Topic as an opportunity to play the victim again — with the results that you would expect.

Ultimately, there was no “last straw”, and I’m not going to cite a specific rule as a justification. I thought about how peaceful it was when he was banned last time and decided it would be nice if it were like that all the time.

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#1073453
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

I don’t see anything that would make that sentiment change.

For the healthy who lack empathy, an unexpected health crisis can do wonders, especially if it wipes them out financially. Incidentally:

http://www.consumerreports.org/personal-bankruptcy/how-the-aca-drove-down-personal-bankruptcy/

Recent ACA polls put support for its continued existence in the majority, so I don’t necessarily buy into your argument that the majority are selfish; Trump supporters may be, but they’re not the majority.

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#1071432
Topic
Why Didn't Qui Gon Gin's Body Disappear Like Obiwan's and Yoda's?
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Chlorine said:

My headcanon for Owen not remembering 3-PO is that

  1. The odds are so astronomical that 3-PO would show up at his doorstep 20 years later in a Jawa sandcrawler that he doesn’t even consider that it could be a droid he once owned
  2. most protocol droids sound similar (TC-14 sounds prissy too).
  3. 3-PO is a different color to when he owned him
  4. He doesn’t even have the droid for any period of time before he before dies (as in, maybe he would have remembered eventually).

Point 1 is the big one though.

I think the biggest challenge for most viewers in this regard is that they view 3PO and R2 as characters in a story with unique personalities. There’s an emotional attachment there. To most people in the Star Wars universe, droids are iPhones with Siri…nothing more than silicon-based assistants with simulated personalities. There are probably millions (billions?) of protocol droids across the galaxy, many of whom look and act just like 3PO, and they’re treated the same way we treat our phones: the owner chooses a voice/personality that suits them and reacts in an annoyed fashion whenever the droid doesn’t interpret the owner’s requests as they’d intended. Eventually, they get sold or recycled.

The scene in the OT that always reaffirms this concept for me is when R2 gets blasted during the trench run. Note 3PO’s immediate concern contrasted with Leia’s total non-reaction. She doesn’t even flinch. After the battle, 3PO is offering donor parts and everyone else is smiling and laughing while Luke insists R2 will be fine. I’ve seen more emotional responses from people who’ve dropped their phones (and that’s primarily a “how much will this cost?” type of reaction).

I won’t get into the whole Blade Runner-esque question of whether 3PO’s reaction is “real” or programmed because that’s way deeper than anything Star Wars typically has on offer, but it’s always seemed apparent to me that Star Wars droids are tools that are readily dismissed and replaced by their fickle biological owners.

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#1059100
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Jetrell Fo said:

SilverWook said:

McInerney is 80, he’s on the Fox News payroll, and is apparently a member of the Obama birther cult. Do the math. 😉

I said I found it. If I said anywhere in the post that it is fact or that I believed it, redo the math.

😉

Jetrell Fo said:

TV’s Frink said:

Lol, a straightforward CNN article is trash but Zero Hedge is cool.

That is such a weak comparison. No-one said the Zero Hedge article was cool except for you. So much for you dropping things “again” I guess, lol.

What you did here is no different than Trump pointing to Fox News as a source for his wiretapping claims. Paraphrasing: “I never said it was true, I’m just pointing out what some other guy said.”

Maybe you should ask yourself why some here were so ready to believe that you agree with the contents of the article.

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#1057831
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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Paramount’s treatment of the film franchise on Blu-ray has been abysmal. They should be ashamed for misrepresenting the same recycled trash over and over as HD. I love Trek and I still refuse to buy them.

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#1056832
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
Time

SilverWook said:

It’s really up to Jay to create that sort of thing.

I created one years ago. Haven’t touched it.

https://www.facebook.com/otdotcom/

If anyone is particularly adept at social media and is interested in helping manage our Twitter and Facebook accounts, I’d be open to it. (I mean somebody who actually works in this space or has real experience building an audience.)

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#1055034
Topic
Video Game Thread
Time

Bingowings said:

I currently have no PS3 and a cash refund

Not sure what your all-in costs were, but maybe it’s time to reconsider which is better: a used PS3 that has problems playing a bunch of cheap, older games or a new PS4 that reliably plays a few newer, but more expensive, games.

A new PS4 paired with Horizon: Zero Dawn is £254.

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#1053834
Topic
Video Game Thread
Time

Lord Haseo said:

I wonder if you can get off the plateau without the paraglider. Even if you can’t the plateau area is more than big enough for most people to dip their toes into.

One way that the game limits the play that I don’t like is that you have to have a decent amount of heart pieces to get the Master Sword even though you can travel there as soon as you get the paraglider.

I think this is just good game design in an open-world format. Open-world games let you go anywhere you want, but guide you through the story by varying the difficulty for quests/items, making them impossible to perform without leveling up. If you could walk right in at the beginning and get the Master Sword without improving yourself, there wouldn’t be any challenge. Skyrim lets you march up mountainsides to dragons’ nests on day one, but you’re going to get your ass handed to you.

I managed to get a Guardian Spear right after leaving the plateau, but it wasn’t easy. I went through several potions, a broken weapon or two, and a fair amount of arrows to do it.

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#1053595
Topic
Banned members
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Spuffure, you get one more post to list every single banned member you want to ask about. After that, please stop.

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#1053565
Topic
Video Game Thread
Time

Lord Haseo said:

Graphics don’t phase me; if anything I’ve been playing Zelda using the handheld mode more than playing it on a big screen. I’m too enamored with the game to care really.

Yup, I played again for a few hours last night in handheld mode and it’s definitely my preferred way of playing. I put in my earbuds and get totally lost in it.

I finally cleared the plateau and got the paraglider. Totally transforms the game. I was enjoying running around and exploring, but so much more opens up when you can fly from one high point to another.

Bingowings said:

One of my neighbours loaned me his son’s PS3. More than half the games not working went down to 2. So it’s definitely been the consoles at fault. So Thursday I have to take it back again.

Glad you figured it out. Used consoles are always a crapshoot, but the PS3 can be particularly problematic (complex hardware that was probably fairly well beaten-on by the previous owner). Is an extended warranty available on used units?

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#1053073
Topic
Video Game Thread
Time

Lord Haseo said:

Jay said:

Do you have yours? Impressions so far?

I do and while I can’t render judgement on the console itself considering it’s lacking a web browser and Netflix but as for BOTW my impressions are that it is fantastic so far. The innovation, the freedom you get (once you get passed the initial prologue area), and the attention to detail that gives the game way more depth than other Zelda games. I’m loving every second of it so far.

Agreed. It arrived on Saturday morning and I’ve put in probably 10 hours of playtime so far. Once I reset my expectations in terms of graphics (I do most of my gaming on a PC with a 34" ultrawide at 3440x1440), I really enjoyed the game. I’ve mostly been playing in handheld mode, partially because I think the hardware is brilliant and partially because it’s visually kind of rough on my 50" TV at 1080p (way too many jaggies and framerate dips). It was always my intention to collapse into a comfy chair with the Switch and take occasional breaks by standing, so I don’t mind. I picked up a Pro controller for console mode and it’s a nice controller.

I’m impressed by what Nintendo accomplished in a $300 package; just great engineering all around. I don’t agree with the US marketing in terms of it being a console that you can take with you, because not being able to hit a stable 30fps at 1080p in 2017 is disappointing. In Japan, it’s marketed as a portable that you can hook up to your TV, which I think sets more realistic expectations.

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#1052608
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Video Game Thread
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Lord Haseo said:

Jay said:

Lord Haseo said:

These early review scores for BOTW are getting me pumped man.

No shipping notification on my Switch yet, but Amazon says it’s arriving tomorrow by 8 PM. I plan to spend the weekend with my ass firmly planted on the couch.

Same here man. The universe has been very gracious to me as a totally unrelated makes it so I don’t have to go to work today. That and me having at least a half oz. indicates that this should be a perfect weekend.

Delivery was delayed by a day. It’s not clear at this point if it was Amazon’s screw-up or Nintendo’s. Some reports are saying that Nintendo dropped the ball on getting systems to retailers in a timely fashion, leaving them to scramble to get them out the door in time for launch day. Many reports of people who preordered not getting their Switch today. Kind of bummed since I took the day off, but first-world problems for sure. At least I got a shipping notification for delivery tomorrow; some are getting bumped to Monday or Tuesday.

Do you have yours? Impressions so far?

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#1052336
Topic
Video Game Thread
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DominicCobb said:

Jay said:

Lord Haseo said:

These early review scores for BOTW are getting me pumped man.

No shipping notification on my Switch yet, but Amazon says it’s arriving tomorrow by 8 PM. I plan to spend the weekend with my ass firmly planted on the couch.

But… but… the switch… you don’t need the couch

Are you suggesting I stand all weekend?

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#1052326
Topic
Video Game Thread
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Lord Haseo said:

These early review scores for BOTW are getting me pumped man.

No shipping notification on my Switch yet, but Amazon says it’s arriving tomorrow by 8 PM. I plan to spend the weekend with my ass firmly planted on the couch.

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