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61  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: April 26, 2016, 06:13:57 PM
If it'll make you feel better, I totally did get it... I just didn't have anything I could say in response. :)

I saw an excellent gif a while back that showed how long the levers would need to be in order for a human to move different things, but I can't find it now. :(
62  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 26, 2016, 06:07:02 PM
Goofy in the sack.

(I used to play a game online called Acrophobia that worked kind of like this.  They gave you a set of initials, and everyone in the "room" made up something it could stand for.  When time was up, everybody voted on which one they liked best.  The winner of each round got to pick the theme for the next round.  After a certain number of points, the top two players would face off against each other for a final lightning round.  I loved it.)
63  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: April 26, 2016, 04:07:41 PM
The Sopranos, Oz, and Deadwood

Also shows I can't watch. :)

But as you say, also shows that are widely accepted as high-quality productions.
64  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The Best and the Worst endings on: April 26, 2016, 04:03:02 PM
An example of a good one I can think of is a movie that came up recently - Disney's Bolt.

Bolt is a dog who's the star of a TV show wherein he has superpowers - the gimmick is that they set up all of the practical effects so that he thinks he really has powers.  He gets separated from the crew and put in the real world, where he eventually learns his true nature as just a regular dog.  Near the end, he makes his way back to the studio just in time to see a pyrotechnical stunt go horribly wrong.  Bolt and his owner Penny (a young girl) are subsequently trapped in a burning sound stage, and he knows he can't do anything, but he has to try anyway, so he stands there in the smoke barking as loud as he can at the grate on an air duct until he collapses.  Fortunately, someone hears him, and they manage to rescue Bolt and Penny in time.  They quit showbiz and go live in the country, happily ever after.  I may not have made it sound as strong an ending as it is, but I seriously got choked up just typing it.

On the bad side, a lot of Stephen King's work.  But the "mixed bag" prize goes to his Dark Tower series.

One of the biggest villains in his shared universe, Randall Flagg, who survived a nuke in The Stand, goes down like a punk.  He gets eaten by a spider thing.  The main characters pay a visit to Stephen King himself (the series involves traveling between parallel worlds).  Stupid.  But there's this theme running throughout about cycles - kind of like the Wheel of Time - and at the end, the mainest of the main characters makes his way to the thing they've been trying to get to this whole time.  He ends up getting his hands on an item he's mentioned wishing he had a number of times in the series, and when all is said and done, he finds himself back at the very beginning of the series, with no memory of the series if my memory serves, but he's got that item.  And maybe that's going to make the difference this time.  A lot of people didn't like that, but I thought it was really fitting.
65  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 26, 2016, 03:48:38 PM
Gravy is terribly Slimy?
66  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: April 26, 2016, 10:55:17 AM
I get your point, Arvis - that's why I have no interest in watching it myself.  I've tried multiple shows about people being terrible to each other, and even though I could appreciate their technical successes, the subject matter made me decide I wasn't interested in seeing more.  Not every show is for everybody, no matter how well it's made.
67  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The tri-Ace General Discussion (& Star Ocean 5) Thread on: April 25, 2016, 05:01:48 PM
Since this is a Tri-Ace thread, I thought I'd make sure everyone saw this story from our front page today:
68  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Awesome deals - 2016 version - Save money for that NX on: April 24, 2016, 11:46:33 PM
Giant sale on Bethesda stuff, looks like it ends Monday at about 6 PM Eastern, I believe.


It's a UK site, but I bought the GotY edition of Dishonored ($7.20) and my US Steam account accepted it without any complaint at all.
69  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: April 24, 2016, 01:53:00 PM
FYI, we just got a copy of this from Nintendo for the site a few days ago (our contact there left the company and we had to get in touch with someone new), but we expect to have a review up within the next few days.
70  Media / General Games / Re: The controllers thread on: April 23, 2016, 08:39:29 PM
The Dreamcast controller suffered from some of the same bulk issues as the original Xbox.  And it had the cord coming out the bottom, which was awkward.  I don't think my hands are small, but I also preferred the smaller Xbox controller.

I hate the back touch panel of the Vita, but I like it a lot otherwise.  I wish that it let you re-map things for Remote Play, though.  Some games have L2/R2 and 3 mapped to the back, others put them on the corners of the touchscreen, and that works MUCH better.

As long as you got the AC adapter, the controller for the Virtual Boy was surprisingly good.  I believe it was the first to have something like its two d-pads, and they used that to good effect in a game or two.  If you didn't have the AC adapter, though, I'm sure the 8 AA batteries would have felt like lifting weights after not too long. :)
71  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: April 21, 2016, 07:10:34 PM
I don't see the images either.
72  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 21, 2016, 11:23:17 AM
My vote is also for Tali > Liara. :)
73  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Reviewing a bad game on: April 21, 2016, 11:21:49 AM
Had you managed to get out of the first town yet? ;)
74  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: April 20, 2016, 12:28:23 PM
^You either like it or you are a relentless dick if you didn't. What else is there to argue after 5+ years of noise with XIII?

As I told someone else recently, you're about half a step from a ban here, Ygg.  You've already got a bad reputation, so your leash is shorter than some folks'.  Cool it or get out.
75  Site Related & More / RPGFan: Site / Re: Comments on news post on: April 20, 2016, 12:24:25 PM
This comes up every so often - on our current platform, it's not possible.  We're working on a total technical overhaul of the site, and we've discussed allowing comments... but I can't remember what we ended up deciding.  I'm asking our technical architect. :)
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