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1  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: September 18, 2016, 11:42:45 AM
I just watched Green Room - Anton Yelchin and pals try to escape from a skinhead bar after witnessing a murder, featuring Patrick Stewart as the head of the villains. He's a weird choice, and I don't know what accent he's going for, but I always love him.  It's a fairly intense movie, and well made, but I probably won't watch it again.

I am 41 years old, and this movie legitimately gave me nightmares last night.  I'm removing "probably" from the sentence above. :)

I can't say you're wrong, Aeolus, but
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Spider-Man's characterization was flawless, which was nice to see. I also liked the interaction between Tony Stark and Aunt May, because they're actually the same age, which is rare for a flirty couple in a movie, and I seem to remember that they dated in real life for a bit when they were younger.
2  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: September 17, 2016, 11:14:28 PM
Glad to hear Jungle Book wasn't horrible. It's sitting next to my TV to be watched soon.
3  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: September 16, 2016, 11:30:01 PM
I just watched Green Room - Anton Yelchin and pals try to escape from a skinhead bar after witnessing a murder, featuring Patrick Stewart as the head of the villains. He's a weird choice, and I don't know what accent he's going for, but I always love him.  It's a fairly intense movie, and well made, but I probably won't watch it again.
4  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: September 13, 2016, 12:33:25 PM
That's how I like to play those games too, Arvis.  Especially if I know that there is a way to break the game or make it super easy, I try to avoid that way, or even learning the specifics of what that way is.  Which is not to say that I think other people are "playing it wrong" - it could be said that I am!  It's just to say that you're not alone in thinking there's still fun to be had there.
5  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: September 12, 2016, 12:57:46 AM
Hah! That is a perfect description of the two of them.  Penny and Gadget.
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fallout 4 on: September 11, 2016, 03:14:55 AM
I'm super late to the party on this one, but I stumbled across a good deal recently and finally picked it up.  (I love this series, but had just been too swamped with work - paid and site - to play 4 yet.)  Thought I'd share something I made - it should work with all of the modern Fallouts.

To help myself with the hacking minigame, I built a spreadsheet where I can enter the words to choose from, the ones I choose, and it'll tell me how many letters they have in common, so make it easier for me to figure out what the right answer is.  I don't think of it as cheating, because I sitill have to do the mental work - it just saves me from some of the tedium of counting and the frustration of trying to remember which words I've already eliminated.  It works with any word length, and it'll highlight if you've entered a word as a possible choice that doesn't match the length of the word you say you're going to choose.



I put it on Google Sheets, and made it so people can see it if they've got the link.  It should allow you to save your own, editable copy.  The first sheet has instructions, the second has the work space.  If you bookmark it while you're on the second sheet, your bookmark will always take you to that sheet.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fXileGj91EBJOcR_zWVe4EN4O30Ky-VLl7WJWL5ZCxY/edit?usp=sharing
7  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: September 08, 2016, 02:12:17 AM
I don't think people are really stressing about how old games are, just talking about non-current games they like.  The challenge is that what is "old" varies hugely from person to person, mostly based on age... but not entirely. I'm 41, so the things many of our younger readers think of as old still feel somewhat recent to me.

Dice is also right about the podcast name itself. Random Encounter is our place for talking current and fairly recent games, Retro handles the rest, even though some of it isn't that old by anyone's standards.  Regardless, remember deep breaths. :)

Separately, I wanted to comment on the earlier mention of the pleb boards. We don't see these boards that way. Is just that we already have a place to give our opinions and thoughts - the front page. This is your place. We do try to comment on things of interest that aren't RPG-related, like the book thread, and I know that if I see something directly asking about something one of us wrote, I'll try to pass it back to the team. But other than that, like I said, we try to stay out of it.
8  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: September 08, 2016, 01:21:51 AM
John McCarroll wrote our review of Golden, and he also felt like the changes weren't all for the better.

I've only played that version, so I can't comment other than to say I liked what I played.
9  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: September 06, 2016, 11:48:36 PM
I recently saw The Nice Guys, a buddy cop/film noir set in the '70s starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe.  It was decent - I was surprised that Crowe was the more likable character.

I also watched The Secret Life of Pets yesterday (with kids), and it was OK, but it has a BUNCH of stuff I could see kids imitating and seriously injuring themselves or their pets.  Early on, a cat eats the meat off a whole (cooked) chicken and is then chewing on a bone.  Then the cat eats a chocolate cake.  Both of those could be lethal to a cat.  Later, the cat winds up in the dishwasher while it's running, which would certainly be lethal.  And a dachshund uses a kitchenaid mixer as a back and belly rub machine, with his tail briefly winding around the beater at the end.  I mean, there's plenty of silly stuff with them driving cars or riding down a window washing thing at extremely high speed, but that's to be expected and any kid who imitates that isn't just uneducated, they're too stupid to care for an animal.  Don't watch it with any kid you can't trust to not imitate that stuff.
10  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: September 06, 2016, 11:44:03 PM
If you want more detail on Destiny, here's my (fairly negative) review from back in the day.
http://www.rpgfan.com/reviews/Destiny/index.html

The pull quote is pretty representative of my thoughts on the game: "It's the game you'd get if Borderlands and Halo had a baby, then Halo kidnapped the baby and never let Borderlands see it again."

There's a LOT more loot in Borderlands than in Destiny, and a lot more skill points and experience and such as well.  Having played the whole Borderlands series, there's no question in my mind that it's well within RPG territory.  Destiny, on the other hand, is just barely an RPG.  But it is one. :)
11  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: September 04, 2016, 01:32:58 PM
I read The Strain, by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.  It was fine, but when I realized it was planned as a trilogy, I knew I wouldn't actually finish that trilogy.
12  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: September 03, 2016, 01:10:00 PM
As I tell the team every time they bag on KH, I still like it.
13  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: August 15, 2016, 11:31:16 PM
Check out archive.org, if you haven't.  They have tons of movies available from back then that are out of copyright.
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon Uranium on: August 13, 2016, 05:23:06 PM
This is really gray area for us.  As a site, RPGFan is officially against emulators and ROMs and such, but this is a custom game... that takes a lot of stuff from an established and protected IP...

We've talked it over, and for now, we'll leave this active.  But please don't post any actual download links or we'll have to go a different route. :)
15  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: August 10, 2016, 12:53:20 AM
OK, whew - that makes me feel better.  Would have been too much coincidence otherwise. :)
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