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#1184337
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Video Game Thread
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chyron8472 said:

greenpenguino said:

Currently have got into a flight sim mood, so have been replaying X-Wing Alliance and am playing Crimson Skies for the first time. Sooo good! Crimson Skies reminds me a lot of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (which is fine with me, 'cos Sky Captain rocks. Giant Robots? Gadget planes?? Pulpy goodness??? HELL YES.)

What joystick do you use? I learned rather quickly that using a gamepad for PC flight games just doesn’t work.

I’ve never played X-Wing Alliance, although back in the day I did love TIE Fighter quite a lot.

I’m actually using an Xbox 360 controller. I used to use a joystick years ago but I ended up selling it off due to the fact that I was hardly using it and it was just taking up space. 😕 Crimson Skies is actually rather well calibrated for the 360 controller, I didn’t have to do any changing around with the control scheme.

X-Wing Alliance, on the other hand, did have to have some adjusting (as well as quite a lot of fiddling around to get the game to work on a modern system.) Ideally I would use a joystick, but at the mo I’m just working with what I’ve got to hand.

Haven’t played Tie Fighter yet, but I have played a lot of other DOS games. Recently completed the original Dark Forces (with some graphical enhances) and that was a ton of fun. Some of those 90s Sierra and Lucasarts games are really terrific. 😃

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#1184212
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Video Game Thread
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Currently have got into a flight sim mood, so have been replaying X-Wing Alliance and am playing Crimson Skies for the first time. Sooo good! Crimson Skies reminds me a lot of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (which is fine with me, 'cos Sky Captain rocks. Giant Robots? Gadget planes?? Pulpy goodness??? HELL YES.)

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#1175070
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What are you reading?
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chyron8472 said:

chyron8472 said:

Currently reading Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

The book was high Bannon-centric. Many events that happened in the book were told in a manner from Bannon’s perspective. Also, the book seems to say that Trump fired Comey in part because Kushner and Ivanka were continually pressing him to do so.

 
I then switched to

It’s interesting so far. The novel is broken up into 15 “books”, so I might consider taking the whole thing in small chunks.

I’ve tried reading War and Peace numerous times and would really like to finish it, but keep tailing off. I’ve read pretty hefty books before, such as Dune and The bible (don’t bother with that last one. It’s long, boring and not worth the effort 😛)

Currently reading Catch-22. It’s very good.

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#1173632
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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oojason said:

ZigZig said:

oojason said:

Collipso said:

You guys can’t even read how am I supposed to fight? It’s the green robot madness all over again.

poor radioactive comicbook character 😉

Could you please show more respect to Hulk?

😃

I thought it was the Green Lama? 😉

HOLY MOLY! Someone else knows about the Green Lama!?!?

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#1172456
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Episode VI: Return of the Ridiculousness
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towne32 said:

I don’t know if anything similar has been suggested, yet.

LUKE
But you’ll die.

VADER
Nothing can stop that now. Just for once… let me look on you with my
own eyes.

LEO’s voice
Haven’t I always been a good uncle?

LUKE
No. You’re coming with me. I can’t leave you here. I’ve got to save
you.

LEO’s Voice
Come on! I’m an old man. I’m confused! What’s my name? Will you take me home?


(the joke)

That image is giving me Divine vibes…

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#1160993
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Last movie seen
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TV’s Frink said:

Thank you for de-Blade-Runnering this thread.

DID SOMEONE SAY BLADE RUNNER!??!?

Blade Runner 2049
Holy moly! This was a great film. I had severe reservations about this film, having been disappointed by so many sequels/remakes/re-se-pre-whatever to beloved properties before, but my reservations were unfounded. Even if you don’t like the original Blade Runner, you may like this one.
10 out of 10 amazings

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Watched this for the umpteenth time. Still love it. Would make a great Star Trek film
9 out of 10 amazings

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Had never seen this before and was thoroughly impressed. For some reason I expected something trashy but what I got instead was tense and gritty.
9 out of 10 trains

TV’s Frink said:

Thank you for re-Blade-Runnering this thread.

Fixed!

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#1159254
Topic
Episode VII: The Ridiculousness Awakens
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Kylo Ren has tons of darth vader merch in his quarters. Darth Vader duvet, embire strikes back poster.etc

Poe Dameron has a pair of fuzzy dice/bobbly hula girl in his x-wing. Poe is also Ric Olie’s (secret!) son. Also when he flies he flies into the starkiller generator thingy he winds up in the 2001 beyond the infinite sequence.

Finn is called Stu Stormtrooper.

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#1158619
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Last movie seen
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TV’s Frink said:

Handman said:

Babel
What a sad film. The Japanese storyline was the most interesting, the most powerful, and the most heartbreaking. I almost wish that’s all the film focused on.

Hahahaha, my kids just saw Babe recently, and so I somehow saw the “l” as an exclamation mark, and I thought you were just excited about it for some reason. And then you described a version of Babe I’m completely unfamiliar with.

Ooo Oo!! Fan edit/mashup idea! Recut Babe (and a bunch of other animal movies) to the audio from Babel. Call it “Babe…l”

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#1154201
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
Time

SilverWook said:

greenpenguino said:

Ryan said:

In ROTJ, I liked the Ewoks. Even remember playing with that Ewok village toy. But after the prequels came out, I learned that there were a sizable group of OT fans who hated the Ewoks. i.e. just there to sell toys, or were too cuddly or something. I can understand people not liking the Ewoks. I do hate the CGI with blinking eyes in the Blu-Rays though. Also wish the Ewoks battle scenes didn’t have that green screen look to them.

But at least the Ewoks weren’t nothing near like Jar Jar.

But I was wondering. Are there any here who hated the Ewoks, but love the Porgs?

I’m indifferent to Ewoks, neither love or hate them. They’re just there.
Well, except for Wicket. Wicket’s great.

I love the Porgs. (Up until recently I didn’t know what to call them. When I left the cinema I just called them those penguin/guinea-pig thingys). I thought they were cute and charming. That part where they’re burrowing inside the falcon’s wiring made me laugh a lot. I had a big smile whenever they were on screen.

On a different note, did that big Death Star battering ram thingy remind anybody about The Doomsday Machine from Star Trek??? Cos I got big Doomsday Machine vibes off of that thing.

In Frink’s version Commodore Decker tries to ram a shuttle craft right down that thing’s throat, only to be foiled by Rose. 😛

Well, at least we know how Spock will fit into his ridiculous edit… in 50 years time 😛

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#1153620
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
Time

Ryan said:

In ROTJ, I liked the Ewoks. Even remember playing with that Ewok village toy. But after the prequels came out, I learned that there were a sizable group of OT fans who hated the Ewoks. i.e. just there to sell toys, or were too cuddly or something. I can understand people not liking the Ewoks. I do hate the CGI with blinking eyes in the Blu-Rays though. Also wish the Ewoks battle scenes didn’t have that green screen look to them.

But at least the Ewoks weren’t nothing near like Jar Jar.

But I was wondering. Are there any here who hated the Ewoks, but love the Porgs?

I’m indifferent to Ewoks, neither love or hate them. They’re just there.
Well, except for Wicket. Wicket’s great.

I love the Porgs. (Up until recently I didn’t know what to call them. When I left the cinema I just called them those penguin/guinea-pig thingys). I thought they were cute and charming. That part where they’re burrowing inside the falcon’s wiring made me laugh a lot. I had a big smile whenever they were on screen.

On a different note, did that big Death Star battering ram thingy remind anybody about The Doomsday Machine from Star Trek??? Cos I got big Doomsday Machine vibes off of that thing.

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#1153593
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Last movie seen
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Dek Rollins said:

greenpenguino said:

Dek Rollins said:

A Grand Day Out (1989) – 4/4

The Wrong Trousers (1993) – 4/4

A Close Shave (1995) – 3.5/4

All still great, though I wish they’d handle that copyright issue and bring back the original music in The Wrong Trousers.

Yeeeeaaaaaah!
fingerguns

Showed them to my girlfriend recently (as where she’s from she had never seen them before) and she loved 'em. What’s up with copyright issues? Is it to do with the music the penguin plays on the radio?

Several track have been replaced, included some of those mentioned, as well as gromit’s birthday card (originally the actual happy birthday song). I don’t think anyone around here has captured the LD track yet, so we’re stuck with the copyright free replacements for now.

Oh yeah! TBH when it played ‘For he’s a jolly good fellow’ I assumed I had just remembered it wrong. I think I’ve got the videos for them tucked away somewhere, so it might be good to go all ‘Harmy’ on them. Laserdisc would probably be the better way to go with it though.

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#1153110
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Last movie seen
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Dek Rollins said:

A Grand Day Out (1989) – 4/4

The Wrong Trousers (1993) – 4/4

A Close Shave (1995) – 3.5/4

All still great, though I wish they’d handle that copyright issue and bring back the original music in The Wrong Trousers.

Yeeeeaaaaaah!
fingerguns

Showed them to my girlfriend recently (as where she’s from she had never seen them before) and she loved 'em. What’s up with copyright issues? Is it to do with the music the penguin plays on the radio?

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#1153109
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
Time

dahmage said:

caught a matinee showing on my day off today. 2D Imax. 4th time. Excellent movie.

I really can’t understand 90% of the criticisms in this thread. there are like 10% of them that i can understand, but the rest?

  • I can understand not liking parts of the Canto Bight sequence
  • I can understand wanting to know a bit more about snoke (curiosity and all that)
  • I can understand being annoyed by Phasma, and bits of Finn as well

not much else though.

I actively avoided advertisements, fan speculation, marketing and the internet overall in relation to The Last Jedi, and just generally kept any hype for it on the down low, which may be why I had such a strong positive reaction to it. I think the last two points, to do with Snoke and Phasma, may partly be to do with hype and fan speculation. When you are convinced that Snoke is Darth whogivesaratsarse mentioned in a single line of dialogue from one of the prequels/comics/video games based on one thing from his physical appearance or that he is totally going to be the big ultimate bad guy, and he ends up a red herring you’re liable to be disappointed.

If there was one thing I WAS disappointed with it’s that Snoke wasn’t tiny, (you know, because Ren uses the mask as intimidation so Snoke could’ve used the big hologram as intimidation) but whatever. It’s not something I’ll lose sleep over. There are more important things in the world than a space movie.

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#1152542
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Last movie seen
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TV’s Frink said:

greenpenguino said:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

I liked it a lot 😛

TV’s Frink said:

I always thought you were smart, glad to see I was right.

:p
Mark’s Down On Your Syntax said:

greenpenguino said:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

I liked it a lot 😛

Yes. Yes to you liking it and yes to you returning to the forum.

Thanks guys!! Glad to be back!