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Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



Lightning Knight posted:

Is Rampage not actually good? I have no intention of going to see it so.

Also I’m really fuckin’ tired of 30+ year old video game nerds acting like everything made before the PS1 was the best thing ever and making best games of all time lists that are mostly old Mario, Zelda, and Pokémon titles. Bob is pretty much squarely in that camp and it’s super obnoxious.

Also the opening to that review and many of his others was needlessly long, he needs to cut down on the cold open poo poo.

Listen, the PS1 is when all the dudebro jocks started liking video games and they became bad! Before they were creative and fun but with the PS1 is when they became trash and pandered to idiots (more like sub-humans who should be prevented from breeding if you ask me) that tried to imitate the greatness of the older stuff. Here, in my new 8 part series of four hour videos I will explain to you all of this.

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Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



The Left do need more of a sense of humor but considering how on the pulse of current events a lot of them tend to be, it's hard to laugh at a joke caricature or just a plain joke at their expense in a silly internet video because that's all the mainstream media does - except not in a jokey fashion at all. I don't think the Tabby character is utterly horrible, I did laugh a couple times when she showed up, but I do think it's a bit of a dumb strawman. I've seen really smart leftists call for revolution in the heat of the moment and they can tell you exactly what that means while others, not so much.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



Lightning Knight posted:

I think it's meant to specifically be a parody of internet/twitter leftism. You only need to take one look at rose twitter to find plenty of silly anime and furry avatars mixed with "down with capitalism," and there's inherent comedy there especially since the character mostly takes herself completely seriously.

Maybe. I mean, I can see it but I'm in no position to judge if those people are serious or not. With poo poo like this (among other things), can you really poke fun at those people?

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



SgtSteel91 posted:

Except if you read the article, the report is not actually suggesting companies not cure diseases as the title implies?

The article, as it quotes the report, talks about revenue stream as the patient pool dwindles. You know, very OK and good questions to ask (if you're a sociopath). It treats patients as customers instead of people in need of treatment.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



"Cartoonish misery" isn't exactly correct. Just look at the news, the kind of poo poo you see in the film doesn't even hold a candle to the junk going on.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



Augus posted:

and in doing so it offers a fascist worldview where this one man is the only person who can fix the world and if people just understood him everything would be better, so he is free to act out in an idiotic and childish fashion as the world conspires to undermine his greatness and therefore absolve him of all wrongdoing. All the evils in the world are the work of one billionaire who can be easily identified and punched when the opportunity presents itself, and superman can punch that man because he is great. It presents the same childish narrative as usual but by backing it up with "gritty realism" it only makes itself more harmful by convincing people that this is how real life works. It boldly tells the audience to their face that they should not question the actions of those in power, they are better than us and they are right, and to question their highly questionable actions is evil. We should resign ourselves to the misery of the world and leave our fate to a higher power who will save us. You're right that Batman vs Superman predicted Trump, because it accurately represents and reinforces the mindset that elected Trump and still supports him. "Trump is our hero, Trump is here to save us. The people holding trials investigating Trump's numerous crimes are trying to undermine him because they hate his greatness. If everyone just understood that Trump is here to help us the world would be a better place"

That's quite the reading. It's also predicated on the person in the position of power being Superman, who is not. He's a man with power, but not in power. It's the reason why the film starts by showing him doing his thing then setting off a series of events that cast shade on if he should be doing what he is doing. The only person shown in a position of power is Lex Luthor, who is a psychopath. If you want to apply Donald Trump applicability, he's the one.


Neddy Seagoon posted:

Aside from the massive global changes in politics still resonating a decade later, and SHIELD's massive buildup, due to the ramifications of what occurred. Or the influx of alien weapons into the black market and general reverse-engineering.


Whereas Metropolis' destruction doesn't go beyond "We have stopped the Bad Guy and won the day! The thousands, if not millions, of people who died in the churning wreckage of the city destroying itself? Who cares, we stopped the bad guys!"

I mean, yeah, if you want to compare a continuity with 5 (3 of which are directly connected and 1, being Wonder Woman, takes place a good century before the events of Man of Steel and the other being Justice League) films to one that has over a dozen, the later sure does feel more fleshed out. The cogs were turning, however. Instead of a fascist branch of the government building flying fortresses, we get the government putting together a group of criminals to run black ops and split public opinion.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



Not sure about this whole thing but you have to admit that putting "nuking someone" as a virtue is pretty funny.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



Yardbomb posted:

I've still yet to watch Wonder Woman because Gal Gadot grosses me out, it's one of those times where a crap person pollutes the product too much for me to stomach.

How so? I know she was part of the IDF but I don't recall her having (at least public) anti-Palestinian views.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



Ah, I stand corrected. I think I remember reading that but just forgot. Either way, yeah, that's some typical IDF rear end-kissing. I'm sure those boys and girls murdering rock throwers and the press with sniper fire are risking life and limb. Or them bullying children half their age because they gave them some attitude.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



Mr Phillby posted:

Ironically the way the Avengers handles the nuclear strike (ie. a government ordered strike on New York that the heroes try to prevent) is way more anti-nuke than the one in Batman Vs. Superman even though the former saves the day and the latter makes things worse.

Not sure how showing using nuclear weapons being super effective and saving the day makes them more anti-nuke than using it which accelerates your own destruction. I mean, you can like one movie and dislike the other, dislike or like both but the messaging in Avengers was pretty bad.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



DoubleCakes posted:

I've been predicting the crash of superhero films for the last five years and what keeps it afloat is that production companies are getting better at remixing the formula and finding new ways to reinvent the genre.

They just need to turn every hero into iron man and they can print money each time.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



The Last Jedi script needed a few more passes, more fat trimmed and ideas fleshed out more. It felt like two films bolted together too.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



The whole sequence in New Order was neat but it felt like window dressing. You don't really interact with J all that much. While his dialogue actually talked about something, I felt like the stuff was Tesla was a whole lot better and you could get a better sense of BJ's relationship with her. They also tied into her mindset and calculations into the gameplay during the raid of the HQ.

The New Colossus was better written, even though the tone dramatically shifts from the first game (and some returning characters kind of being dialed up to 11). L

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



Both sides are really bad. Maybe... the answer is somewhere in the middle.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



Big spoilers for the game in the article.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



The game is real good, but other games did some things it does a whole lot better. On the writing side, it still doesn't know what to do with women characters. They have no agency or voice.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



In happier news, watch voice actors Troy Baker and Nolan North play Spiderman for the Atari 2600.

Only 3 videos on the channel but they have great chemistry and their impressions are really good.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



Watch_Dogs 2 is a game I couldn't get into at all. I played through the whole thing because I liked the characters and wanted to see where the story went but the gameplay just didn't grab me. I mostly just played it like a 3rd person shooter - icing dudes with assault rifles the entire time.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



Yeah, the hacking stuff was the stuff I couldn't get in to. When it came to the open world it was fun, albeit very clunky, to use. In the mission areas, however, I found it just simpler and quicker to go in guns blazing.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



I wonder how many things from their prediction video actually happened in the film.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



That takes a one-two combo to happen. Now if Hbomb put out a Prequel or MoS/BvS defense video out within the next 24 hours then the thread is done forever.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



DEEP STATE PLOT posted:

bf2: modern combat was a cool game in its heyday but man, when i played it after they announced its servers were closing, holy poo poo did that thing not age well at all.

that said, in addition to the hotswap being rad, the multiplayer featured several extremely fuckin awesome maps that i really, really miss. dammage, backstab, special op, hidden, gently caress man just typing those map names make me sad. especially 'cause there is absolutely no way we ever, ever see even a single one of them again, they are completely lost to the world, existing now only in fuzzy memories and a few blurry youtube videos.

I'm hoping the maps in BFV are better than the ones in BF1. If you love sniping then BF1 is the game for you since all those maps give you all the advantages without any pesky things like offering cover or camouflage for your enemies. For everyone else, it was terrible.

Had a few good maps though, but for the DLC they were mostly bad.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



Chalice dungeons also had some of the better bosses too. I put a lot of time in those dungeons. They weren't that good, but I liked the combat enough that the challenge of them was fine by me, even if the design of the dungeons themselves were just a bunch of prefab parts thrown together. The tiles with the luminescent fungus/flowers did look really neat though!

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



The Bloodletting Beast was the bane of my existence until I got the pattern down then I started beating all of its versions either without getting hit or only hit a few times. It felt really drat good. Same thing with the Watchdog. Nothing like seeing your progress from zero to masterclass hunter. Though, I will say that Bloodborne did show the limitations of the camera when dealing with fast-moving large enemies, especially ones you can run under. They have to pull that stuff back so you don't get turned around.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



I prefer to use gog over Steam. Game doesn't require gog to run, which is great. But the way gog handles DLC is pretty backwards. Using the Galaxy client, stuff you add, especially for free, just doesn't like to show up. You have to use the web page to download the DLC, install it, then you'll be able to activate it in the Galaxy client.

But yeah, for something that started out as a library to get older games for newer OSs, its come a long way.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



I kind of agree but on the other hand, it's entertainment and games of empathy and solidarity aren't often fun. Interesting and provocative, yes, but rarely "fun" in the sense. Conflict is fun. But also, humans are complex creatures. It would be nice if everyone got along, but people will have different beliefs and views on the best possible action to better everyone and when two people with different ideas clash, it breeds conflict.

Also murdering nazis is always good and fun. I won't hear otherwise by anyone.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



The guy is just someone who doesn't understand the art he's throwing his hot takes at.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



It's a good of time as any to link MrBTongue's video on cyberpunk. An oldie but goodie

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



It's Bethesda narrative, so you won't be missing much.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



He is the Colin Moriarty for liberals.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



I think this guy is confusing socialism with capitalism. But I'm sure he's just an idiot who is subscribed to objectivism without actually knowing how Ayn Rand lived her twilight years.

UBI, single-payer and tuition-free college are only good things. If these clowns thought of it as an investment in the population, they wouldn't produce such misguided nonsense.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



DEEP STATE PLOT posted:

me, to chuds after extended gay kissing in tlou2 trailer: sorry, are you offended, snowflake?

Someone in the E3 thread had a meltdown over that. I cried from laughing so hard.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



Groovelord Neato posted:

i couldn't wrap my head about their defense of him dying to a tornado, something clark could easily save him from. the whole point is to kill him in a way clark can't help him (heart attack) so clark learns that his true weakness is he can't save everyone.

Pa Kent was a pretty human character, which is to say he had his beliefs and flaws. I found his depiction in MoS to be quite good and different. Pa Kent's "maybe" wasn't the answer anyone wanted to hear but he believed it was the best one because the situation, for him, was a complex one. He believe Clark, and the world, were not ready for each other. He believe the world would shun him and didn't think his young son wasn't ready to carry the weight of expectation on his shoulders. He died for those convictions and it shaped Clark into the person we see through the films.

Clark does explain this in the next scene. The only real stumble of the tornado sequence is that they didn't use a younger actor in the role. But considering it's a dream-like memory, we get a "younger look" Henry Cavil and Kevin Costner simply vanishing in the tornado instead of violently being torn away.

I mean, if you don't like it I won't try to convince you but at least I can try to help you understand why people like and defend it?

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



Groovelord Neato posted:

it's very stupid. he'd likely live with terrible guilt that he just let his dad die.

People try to do their best with the circumstances they are given.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



What happened in the last episodes of The Drew Carey Show?

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



https://twitter.com/ShartiTheClown/...908040181665793

"logical sane middle." Holy balls. He's the exact living caricature of the "the truth is somewhere in the middle" joke you facetiously say as a joke in a political discussion. It would actually be impressive if it weren't pathetic and toxic.

These Trending Gamer award winners sure are killing it.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



His entire thing is "this thing makes people uncomfortable so we have to do incremental change until people are comfortable then we can do the right thing." So gay marriage, treating trans folk as human beings, UHC, social and economic equality. Just need to do incremental change. Some of those "people" dying along the way? It's fine, so long as in the end normal people act like human beings towards folks who are different then we can all get along and everyone will be happy!

I mean, look at the Native Americans and African Americans! Since the first settlers arrived upon these shores they have been waiting for those very things we take for granted and most people can stand to look them in the eyes when they talk to them! Progress! This a very good thing. The logical, sane middle has triumphed again!

His priorities are bad and I swear, that clown is just looking for an excuse to be go full MAGA chud.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



I always knew those guys were hack frauds.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



Ghostbusters is a good cautionary tale. It shows the importance of having a good script and good direction. Ad-lib is well and good but you have to reign that poo poo in and make sure it doesn't get in the way of the story. It's such a talent bomb.

I doubt the bean-counters took that lesson away from that film, though.

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Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



Max Wilco posted:

Yet for some reason, people still defend Ninja Theory's DmC


People have said that the claim of colonialism in Monster Hunter World doesn't hold any water. You're setting out in 'The New World' , but there's nothing along the lines of steam-rolling over some preexisting society that lives there (as far as I know).

It's also been pointed out that, if anything, MHW has a sort of pro-environmentalism element to it, since the big final boss monster you're hunting is so destructive that wherever it goes, it massively screws up the ecosystems in its wake.

It's a case of "let's have this conversation" with the wrong game as an example. You can argue a case against the huntin aspect but, surprisingly, they were very conscious about the whole colonialism angle and characters really beat you over the head of the entire purpose of the expedition.

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