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@The Mani Mani

I think you need to re-evaluate your use of the phrase "interesting news." :p

Whatever happens, happens. I left BioWare behind after the Extended Cut ending and my big long vent / article.

Although, I do consider time to time doing a proper version of that…

Anyway. Back to Splatoon 2. It's fun. Play it.

by KitaSaturnyneKitaSaturnyne, 26 Jul 2017 07:35

Purely supposition on my part, but it does strike me as something of a knee jerk reaction, the game wasn't received as hoped1 so in corporate thinking a shake up is required. Swap out Flynn and bring back a big name to the company. One could hazard a guess that a similar thing happened with ME3 and the Doctors stepping away.

Of course no one will ever say that it's because of poor performance, but it's a nice overt move they can make to give the impression that they know what they're doing.

by edisnooMedisnooM, 24 Jul 2017 23:53

Re: BW management shake-up

Maybe I'm just cynical, but this seems like a ham-fisted attempt to "fix" everything wrong with MEA without actually confronting any of the things that were wrong with it. It was rushed to market with a half-assed team behind it and lots of upper-management decisions that didn't belong right alongside lower-level decisions that upper-management should have taken a much harder look at.

But that's okay, Casey Hudson will fix it.

Right?

Fuck that noise.

None of the things wrong with MEA could've been helped in any way by Casey's presence. This reads like trying to un-push the red button to me.

by Seijin8Seijin8, 23 Jul 2017 02:22

Bit of interesting news, Casey Hudson has returned to BioWare as General Manager replacing Aaron Flynn. It is somewhat amusing that the two parties responsible for the ending debacle have been promoted.

Of course if he ends up making KoTOR 3 I may be inclined to look at him more positively. :-)

by edisnooMedisnooM, 21 Jul 2017 23:49
Seijin8Seijin8 19 Jul 2017 00:55
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Re: Homecoming

Echoing others here.
- Michael Keaton was fantastic in a cinematic universe that has few enough memorable villains.
- Was more comedic than other MCU titles (except perhaps for Ant Man). This was not a bad thing, it kept the film light and in sync with the title character who is still fairly young as heroes go.
- On the less good side, the difference between Disney's MCU films and Sony (this film) is noticeable. The in-your-face product placements were obnoxious.
- It will be interesting to see how the next Spidey film fares with substantially less Iron Man in it. While Tom Holland did an exceptional job, having Tony Stark to bounce off for several parts of the film added something that may be hard to recapture.

by Seijin8Seijin8, 19 Jul 2017 00:55
edisnooMedisnooM 18 Jul 2017 00:22
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So I can heartily echo Kita's review, Homecoming is an excellent film and definitely worth a watch.

Michael Keaton is phenomenal as the villain here, cold blooded, yet still somewhat likeable. Definitely a "baddy", but with understandable motivations and origins. Definitely a pretty nice bit of fresh air.

A few spoilery things:

by edisnooMedisnooM, 18 Jul 2017 00:22

@Hawk

You have my sympathies, watching the news today your political system is starting to sound a bit like the plot from a bad spy novel.

by edisnooMedisnooM, 14 Jul 2017 23:52

@Kita

Your pain, I knows it. (Summers are hot and muggy and blech. Moving sucks goats and posts the videos.)

@FM

Good gods damn FINALLY.

Congrats, and a hearty helping at that. (Will be buying it as soon as I go set up something for Kindle, because I haven't actually had any such thing in a while.)

by Delta VDelta V, 13 Jul 2017 00:18

Correct. With the title adjusted, to avoid… issues.1

EDIT: Also, someone spent Pounds Sterling on my book. Someone… in Britain… paid money… to read my stuff.

THIS IS SO FUCKING AWESOME!!!!! MY CYNICISM FILTER IS BROKEN!

by Fapmaster5000Fapmaster5000, 13 Jul 2017 00:13

@Kita
Hear, hear! We're wrapping up a move and it has SUCKED1. While it hasn't been that hot here (low 80s), we don't have AC so the house is getting pretty hot in the afternoons. I'm looking forward to fall.

And while it's more American Politics inspired than summer inspired, I will also second Fuck everyone, fuck everything, and especially fuck all the things they all stand for.

@FM5K
Congrats! I saw the Dropbox update and thought maybe you were working on a third book, but this is much more exciting2.

by HawkingtonHawkington, 12 Jul 2017 23:59
edisnooMedisnooM 12 Jul 2017 23:56
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@Kita

Good review, thanks for that. I had high hopes for this film and I'm glad to know it holds up.

I had been planning to see this opening weekend but unfortunately that didn't work out, so I will definitely be seeing it this weekend.

by edisnooMedisnooM, 12 Jul 2017 23:56

@FM5K

Hot dang, congratulations! I will definitely try and get that on my read list.

by edisnooMedisnooM, 12 Jul 2017 23:54

@FM5K:

Instant purchase. Opened it with joy to see a familiar scene.

'Grats and about fucking time.

by Seijin8Seijin8, 12 Jul 2017 22:25

@FM5K

Thanks and congrats!

by KitaSaturnyneKitaSaturnyne, 12 Jul 2017 22:04
by Fapmaster5000Fapmaster5000, 12 Jul 2017 16:52

@Kita - moving sucks! Just helped a buddy move his furniture in, today.

Best of luck!

by Fapmaster5000Fapmaster5000, 12 Jul 2017 01:49

@The Mani Mani

Thanks. Hot weather makes me… a bit moody.

by KitaSaturnyneKitaSaturnyne, 11 Jul 2017 19:53

So yeah. Spider-Man: Homecoming.

For a superhero film, there are surprisingly low stakes. It's not about a webslinging superhero saving the entire world, or even the entire city. It's about a teenager who has to sacrifice his social life and hurt his friends in order to stop Michael Keaton from selling guns.

Flawed, human and superbly awkward characters make all the embarrassing moments shine through, especially when Aunt May starts giving Peter the "your body is changing" talk. This movie is almost more of a comedy film than it is a superhero movie, and that's fine, because the humor lands every time.

At the core is a story about Peter Parker needing to grow up and realize not only his limitations, but what he's truly capable of when he lets go of his distorted image of Spider-Man. It's so charming and engaging that the 2 1/2 hours that passed seemed like barely one.

This movie also has the first twist in a long time where I said out loud, "Oh, fuck. Oh fuck. Ohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuck!" The tension was palpable.

The last line in the movie before the credits floored me. It still has me giggling like a loon.

Go see it. Seriously. It works on so many levels and is such a great non-origin origin story for the Spider-Man character. It's charming, funny, grounded and human. It deserves to be watched.

by KitaSaturnyneKitaSaturnyne, 11 Jul 2017 19:49

@Seijin

That there looks mighty shiny.

@Kita

Dang sorry to hear that. Hope things get better. :-)

by edisnooMedisnooM, 10 Jul 2017 23:34

Hey, just wanted to let you guys know that I'm still here, and I still check often. I just have nothing to add to any conversations.

I hate summer. Fuck everyone, fuck everything, and especially fuck all the things they all stand for.

Also, I'm moving house soon.

Fucking kill me already. Seriously.

by KitaSaturnyneKitaSaturnyne, 09 Jul 2017 06:47
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