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Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Baka-nin posted:

Looking at the OP I just realised a pretty serious omission from the earlier Internet threads. We totally missed Preston Jacobs, the famous (or rather infamous) reviewer of the works of GRR Martin.
Yeah but that was actually Bloodraven's fault.

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Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Neddy Seagoon posted:

I think what people like Bob hate about them though is that Halo really did fundamentally change the market for videogames; Prior to it, they were something of a niche hobby outside of kids playing the new Mario/Sonic/etc, but suddenly you've got this easy-to-learn mature-themed shooter that just about anyone can pick up and play for short matches. Online. That caused a big explosion in game development, because there was a veritable gold rush to chase Halo sales figures with anything they can think of.

Hell some studios still measure success by Halo-level numbers.

I think that's overstating Halo's overall influence. 2001 and 2002 were the heyday of the PS2 and Halo was competing against (and losing to) games like GTA3, Vice CIty, Gran Turismo 3 and MGS2.

It had a huge impact in pushing console gamers online (and helped solidify console FPS games as an actual genre) but I don't think it changed the market by itself.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Groovelord Neato posted:

was movie robert the guy who made some of those cinema sins videos.

E: Nah, different Bob.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


ungulateman posted:

six figures is rich but there's a gap between rich and 'where the gently caress did all this money come from' rich

i remember skimming a very long tumblr post that basically analogised it to 'the people you think of as rich have managed to get an entire cherry from the economy pie that you get crumbs of, and the very wealthiest people have a whole pie, which is a totally unimaginable amount of money to basically everyone else'

it's definitely not what anybody arguing in good faith should refer to as 'working class' anyway
Yeah.

There are also huge differences in how that wealth is acquired; someone in the top 10% (which 100k personal income doesn't get you into, and 100k household income definitely doesn't) still gets most of their income from wages or a salary, while someone in the top 1% (or top 0.1%) gets income from cap gains. The last group is the one who have disproportionately benefited from the economic gains of the past few decades, even compared to people in the 1%.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


sponges posted:

Christ.

Kill the rich and spread their money around. Seriously

Oh absolutely. My point is more about the specifics of wealth inequality, not that it exists and that it needs to be addressed.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


New Jenny Nicholson:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRD-CX9Uzwo

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


New video from Hareton Splimby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TebCHHCw9rY

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


I enjoyed that video.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


New from Shaun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v78x0X4O7sM

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Fun fact: the guy who wrote The Book of Henry is best friends with Jordan Peterson.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Falstaff posted:

Jordan Peterson does story analysis? But he's not that kind of humanities professor - he's a clinical psychologist.

Of course, he's also not a philosophy professor, but he's never let that stopped him from calling his ideas "philosophy", so I guess I shouldn't be surprised that he'd delve into other areas for which he's ill-equipped.

His take on Frozen is a few steps up from Stephen Molyneux's.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Thread favourite Moviebob is changing up his plans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2aE31FS42A

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Dabir posted:

summary for those of us who can't stand his stupid smug voice?

He's scaling back a bit to focus on other projects.

Also he recognises that some of the stuff he does (or did) doesn't really fit in with the current style of youtube criticism videos and is rethinking his approach.

Also

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Max Wilco posted:

I just sort of skimmed through the hiatus announcement video, and that's sort of what I got; he's taking a break to retool the format and change the scheduling. Seems like you'd only need like five minutes to explain that, provided you were being detailed about it, but then what do I know?
His videos would be better if he cut out half the words, and his Twitter account would be better if he cut out all of them.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Max Wilco posted:

Isn't that partially why Mists of Pandaria exists? I once heard it was because one of the expansions wasn't released to China because of censorship, and that Mists or another expansion was made partly as a response to that. Then again, it's been a long time since I read that, and I've never seen it said anywhere else since, so maybe that's not the case.
The Chinese version of WoW has a lot of changes to skeletons / skulls, and some expansions were delayed by years. I don't think they skipped any entirely though.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


nine-gear crow posted:

Isnít that Forces of Destiny?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3PKipRZKv0

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


DoubleCakes posted:

I watch the channel of this guy named Jim Gisriel. Recently he did a video on Marcia Lucas, famed editor and ex-wife of George Lucas. In this look into the elusive figure, Jim tries to piece together a career of a woman that doesn't appear a lot in memoirs and doesn't give out many interviews. I've never been a non-believer in the legend that Star Wars was a movie that was created in editing but this video illustrates just the kind of problems that the movie had in development and how editing and editors like Marcia Lucas saved the project.

That's a neat video, thanks.

I'm sure it's a repost but this is a really good look at how editing affected the structure of Star Wars.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFMyMxMYDNk

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Taintrunner posted:

Yeah that part was really cool, when that bad guy in red closest to the screen had a direct opening to slash Rey right in the back, and he realizes the choreography is hosed up, so he intentionally adjusts to whiff his swing with the staff so he can go down like a common mook, and it somehow made it into the final cut of the film that was released in theaters. I really stood up and cheered and was blown away by Rey's inherent ability in the force to deflect blows by sheer force of thought, it really made me invested in that character's fate.

Something basically nobody noticed at the time.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Can't talk about WW2 media without mentioning all the special forces / behind enemy lines flms (Guns of Navarone, Where Eagles Dare, Great Escape, various stories about Colditz).

khwarezm posted:

I know it's multiplayer but some of Battlefield 1942's maps are pacific islands.

Yeah Wake Island was the demo map for BF1942 and was kinda a signature for the series from then on.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Yardbomb posted:

Bed of Chaos at least had an idea as roughly executed as it was, imo one of the worst is probably the 4Kids, it's just a DPS race in the void.

Yeah, I've never found them to be anything other than a let down.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


FoldableHuman posted:

Maybe unpopular opinion, but while I love and respect the From games, the Wiki-dump read-every-tooltip method of worldbuilding slash storytelling is maybe not the model that should be adopted across the board.

Yeah, it can make the player a very passive participant in the world, since the main interaction is choosing which lore snippet to read.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Mark Brown had a neat video about Resident Evil 4's hidden adaptive difficulty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFv6KAdQ5SE

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Dapper_Swindler posted:

i remember when he used to be funny.

I don't.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


The Mxyzptlk episodes are pretty funny too.

khwarezm posted:

The best superman episode was 'Hereafter' in Justice League which you should just watch right now.

Yeah that episode loving rules.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


business hammocks posted:

They each know the other one is cool and good because they consume the same media.

Write what you know.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Testekill posted:

Wasn't the tattoo from Aliens or something else that is pretty high profile? It's not from some obscure property but one of the most iconic sci-fi series of all time?

Cline's reference pool is loving shallow most of the time.

In Nerd Porn Auteur he posted:

If you're an intelligent woman who is interested in breaking into the adult film industry, and if you can tell me the name of Luke Skywalker's home planet, then you are hired.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


I think in Ready Player One the poo poo with giant robots was the only time he really went beyond lowest common denominator references.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Is Yahtzee just waiting for his contract with the Escapist to finish or something? He's basically the only thing left at the site and I can't work out why he stays or how they're still in business.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


sexpig by night posted:

(though I'll stan for Unity having the best, most wasted, potential)
AC:Chronicles is pretty much Wasted Potential: The Series too.

The Templars controlling the East India Company / the British Raj was an amazing idea for a setting and it got pissed away on a mediocre platformer.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Taking a series known for magnificent architecture and setting it in a colonial shithole with zero famous buildings was a masterstroke.

Dapper_Swindler posted:

AC1 was always supposed to be like 2009 or something. just with some more secret advancements.

Also more apocalyptic poo poo going on in the background.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."



My toddler has been saying MORE PORG all afternoon so this is relevant to my interests.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Errant Signal / Campster as a couple of good videos about the political assumptions behind Sim City and Civ.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Shaun has a new video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhuFWoN1nb0

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


In Andromeda it was the intersection of token representation and bad writing. Most characters climsily dump their life story on you a few sentences into the conversation but most characters aren't trans.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Neddy Seagoon posted:

Pretty sure they even say at some point in the film they specifically engineered "classic" Dinosaurs on purpose because they'd sell better.

Yeah, because feathered dinosaurs look dumb as hell.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Retell the first movie from the point of view of the raptors.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Dapper_Swindler posted:

i am always amused how many people think SA is some super boogeyman site that has power everywhere. also why arn't people doxing these pedo fucks.
SA basically did that though (might need archives?).

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Patrick Willems does a lot of fun movie stuff, eg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSq0308_g7c

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Max Wilco posted:

What's amusing about this whole debacle is that people aren't as upset about Gunn getting canned as they are that Cernovich was the one that pulled the trigger.
Because it was motivated entirely by politics rather than genuine concern and it means that Cernovich will keep harassing people in an attempt to find other targets.

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Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


lobster22221 posted:

Was Agents of Shield any good? For no reason I can think of, I have not given any marvel tv shows a watch.

Joss didn't have much to do with that. It got briefly decent when Winter Soldier did its big twist but other than that it wasn't worth watching.

The Marvel Netflix stuff is hit and miss but the hits are good.

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