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31  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 16, 2014, 09:35:29 PM
I didn't realize there was such an anti U2 thing. I can't say I've bought any of their music in a LONG time, but they have created some pretty amazing songs. I wish they could tap back into whatever reservoir of talent that helped them create all their great early songs. Where the Streets have No name is truly one of the greatest songs ever. That guitar riff alone is worth it. Oddly enough it reminds me of the end credits music from Gates of Thunder. How's THAT for random? And totally geeky.
32  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Doctor Who on: September 15, 2014, 09:44:05 PM
I actually thought it was pretty bad. The teaser promised us something that never really happened. I was expecting a creepy monster of the week episode, but we got something entirely not that
The story was all over the place, and made no sense.
There were a few good lines, and a few good moments, but the rest was just...ugh.
And I really wish the doctor would stop insulting Clara on her appearance! It's like a creepy old man trying to re-assure himself that he's not turned on by the hot young lady, when it's the exact opposite. It's mostly just mean, though, and serves no point in the story.
MaryAnns review explains pretty much how I saw this episode better than I can:
33  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 12, 2014, 09:44:26 PM
Started up TWD Season 2. It's alright so far, but I'm having the same problem with it that I had with Wolf Among Us. They seem to have gotten the idea that MORE action is needed in a non-action type of game. Were gamers asking for this? I don't play these games for the clunky action parts. Especially since I suck at them, and end up doing them over again multiple times. Not fun.
34  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: September 12, 2014, 09:38:05 PM
I watched the first episode of House of Cards last night. Man, I can tell this is going to be GOOD. Spacey is great, of course, but who really impressed me is Robin Wright. She's awesome. Such a strong presence.
35  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: September 11, 2014, 08:45:56 AM
Have you played The Last of Us yet? Great fucking story, short game, and easy difficulty to make your playthrough an experience rather than an endeavor.
Of course! Great game, but not easy for me, even on the easiest difficulty. That was ok, though, as I don't mind a bit of a challenge every now and then.

Perhaps Deus Ex: Human Revolution too.
It's heavily story based and I assume it would be fairly easy on "Tell Me A Story" difficulty.
Isn't that a first person game? I love the premise, but never gave it much thought because I suck at first person anything games.

I think I sort of know what you mean, as I like those games a lot too. You could try out Journey, Shadow of the Colossus and Ico if you want something easy and don't mind artsy stuff.
I loved all three of those games!

I'll look into some of the other games mentioned. Thanks!

36  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: September 10, 2014, 09:28:15 PM
*tries to bring some order back into the post*
I've been digging games like To the Moon, Gone Home, Dear Esrher, Brothers, TWD series, Wolf Among Us, Beyond: Two Souls, etc.
Story-based games with little to no "difficulty" to make me not enjoy myself. I like easy games. I like short games. I like a great story. Some killer tunes help as well.
I'm sure I'm missing other games out there like the above.
I played 999, and still need to pick up Virtue's last Reward, so there's that, but I'm not sure what else should be on my radar.
Any help? Thanks!
37  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Doctor Who on: September 10, 2014, 09:21:03 PM
Is Capaldi the best Doctor of the new series run?

Yes. Yes he is.
WAY too soon for such a statement.
The new Doctor is so much (and I hate this trendy word) "darker" than Matt Smith's. He's almost mean. Incredibly cynical. It's like everything that has come before is finally making it's way out. Capaldi IS doing a great job with him so far.
I did like Robot of Sherwood. Fun episode.
38  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: September 04, 2014, 08:59:32 AM
Finished up season 4 of Breaking Bad the other night.
season 4 just blows season 3 out of the water. It's just so freakin' ridiculous. In a good way, I suppose. Totally intense the last few episodes. I still have problems with some of the idiotic actions of Walt and Jesse.
And why did they feel the need to show what happened to Gus in the end? That was just silly.
I wonder where 5 will go after this? There's loose strings, certainly, but we've gotten some solid resolutions this season.

So, I'll take a couple week break before starting up season 5.
39  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: If I were to watch ONE comedy show... on: August 29, 2014, 04:03:45 PM
If you have cable, you should have it, since it's on FX.
Amazon (instant video) has it too.
I rarely watch TV as it's broadcast. Unless FX has it On Demand? Either that or I have to pay for it per episode.

Yodes, that's a cool site. Looks like Fargo is 1.99 per ep on itunes. I hate the idea of paying more for TV than what I already pay Comcast and Netflix. I'll wait and see on this one.
40  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: If I were to watch ONE comedy show... on: August 29, 2014, 10:28:15 AM
If comedy isn't your jam, check out True Detective. I just started it and it's my bag.
Been there, done that. GREAT show.

I want to watch FARGO, but it's not on anything I own.

Damn tv got complicated in the last 5 years.

When you talk about a show you have to ask "what's it on?"

Exactly. How do I watch it?
41  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: If I were to watch ONE comedy show... on: August 24, 2014, 02:27:09 PM
Grimey? So I'm gross now? Wouldn't it be Grimy, or Grimmy? ;-)

I haven't fit in much more comedy. I've watched 4 eps of Louie, which I'm still not sure I even like. Some of the bits are simply not funny (like the lady who wanted to have sex with an "old" guy. That was just weird). I haven't watched any more Arrested beyond the first two, but I do plan to.
I've been watching Breaking Bad Season 4 mostly.
I'm looking forward to finding a new drama after BB, as I'm kind of sick of it. I have plenty of options for that, so no thread for you!
42  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Doctor Who on: August 24, 2014, 02:17:50 PM
For the first time, I watch the episode with both my wife and son. This was the first episode of Doctor Who my wife has ever seen. She was mostly just confused, for obvious reasons.
I found it just mostly odd. Capaldi was ok, but I look forward to his future episodes after he's figured himself out. Same thing for Clara, who was very un-Clara-like for most of the episode.
Any why the continual boyfriend references? Those two never had any romance. Flirted, maybe, but nothing more.
The story was pretty weak, but I know that wasn't the point of it. The new Doctor was.
Next week, Daleks? Really?! Friggin' Moffat.
43  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 20, 2014, 09:23:50 AM
I was off work yesterday due to my wife having knee surgery. She's stubborn, and hates asking for help, so the next 4-6 weeks should be fun.

My son started 8th grade on Monday. How the HELL did that happen? Makes me feel old.
44  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: August 19, 2014, 09:54:00 PM
Finished Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay - It wasn't as good as his previous books, which I highly recommend(Sarantium series and The Last Light of the Sun specifically), but I still liked it. The guy I borrowed it from likened it to Dan Brown books, and I would agree. Simple, fast-paced, history based(in this case, Provence, France), thrilling. The main protagonist is a 15 year old boy, so it feels like a youth fiction book, but I recommend to anyone looking for a fun, fast read.

I'm starting up Mistborn #2, but it feels a little weird considering how complete the first book felt. I'm really inter4ested to see where the story goes.
45  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: August 16, 2014, 02:41:22 PM
Captain Phillips - Great movie! As always with movies like this I wonder what is true, and what has been changed for the movie. Regardless, it was intense as hell, and Tom hanks was fantastic as always. Even had me tearing up in the end. he truly is one of our greatest actors.

The Grey - Why did I watch this? It was on a list of top 100 Netflix movies to see. I want my 2 hours back. It wasn't horrible, but it was totally predictable. And what's up with the giant man-eating direwolves? Alaska getting a bad rap here. It DID have more character and "meaning" than you would expect out of a movie like this. I'll give it that.
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