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Spikeguy
Jul 30, 2005

That awkward moment when you get shot by your wife, in front of your wife, who then proceeds to try to kill your wife, while your best friend is off to the side pregnant, with your wife.

bradzilla posted:

Bloodborne is the best Dark Souls

I was about to post this but, they're right you guys.

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Roman Reigns
Aug 23, 2007



CarlCX posted:

They gave an interview saying 'urban fantasy can't be politics-averse' and 'the game's character creator lets you pick pronouns' and predictably there is now a firestorm of KEEP POLITICS OUT OF GAMES controversy around it, because Vampire: The Masquerade is a setting that definitely was not built to have politics or social commentary in it.

Sounds about right.

They also had to deal with similar bullshit with their Battletech release with Harebrained Schemes as their character creator allowed you to pick gender pronouns.

karmicknight
Aug 21, 2011

This fierce machine which you have built, upon which we stand will bring an end to the Senate, to their cherished fleet. All remaining systems will bow to the First Order and will remember this as the last day of the Republic!


So, I just got out of the Last Podcast on the Left live show, and in the middle of it the Bruiser Brody story was told to the crowd. Ben Kissel (one of the hosts) also has a bullet club shirt design he was selling. It was interesting.

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

plz remember that it was ~ME~ who told you that everything you like is actually really not good, because I knew all along.


Chris James 2 posted:

Iím seeing Jordan Peeleís Us tonight and Iím real excited still

my film of the year

easily in the conversation for film of the decade too

flashy_mcflash
Feb 7, 2011

I joined the #RXT REVOLUTION.

he knows...


Ultra Carp

Chris James 2 posted:

my film of the year

easily in the conversation for film of the decade too

I don't know about that, because Hereditary exists, but it's really got-drat good and i can't stop thinking about it.

Moviechat: CM Punk's new movie, The Girl On The Third Floor, has been getting pretty good reviews so far.

That DICK!
Sep 28, 2010

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i got a gaming pc. what's a good game to buy for 23 dollars on steam, as that is how many dollars on steam i have. would anyone like to be my friend? i am "WalterWhiteIRL" (picked the name some time ago, sorry.)

the important thing is though that i would like a game to purchase for 23 dollars on steam.

yea ok
Jul 27, 2006



baba is you

VJeff
Jun 2, 2011

#HEKNOWS
#SCOOPS
#IGNOREMYPOSTS


That DICK! posted:

i got a gaming pc. what's a good game to buy for 23 dollars on steam, as that is how many dollars on steam i have. would anyone like to be my friend? i am "WalterWhiteIRL" (picked the name some time ago, sorry.)

the important thing is though that i would like a game to purchase for 23 dollars on steam.

Undertale.

Cavauro
Jan 9, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 5 hours!


Celeste, XCOM 2, Doom, TrackMania Turbo

drrockso20
May 6, 2013

Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl and FOURTEEN KARAT GOLD!!!

Warning: SU Season 3 Spoilers


That DICK! posted:

i got a gaming pc. what's a good game to buy for 23 dollars on steam, as that is how many dollars on steam i have. would anyone like to be my friend? i am "WalterWhiteIRL" (picked the name some time ago, sorry.)

the important thing is though that i would like a game to purchase for 23 dollars on steam.

What games do you already have in your library?

Cavauro
Jan 9, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 5 hours!


Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is okay for the $4.49 it costs right now. it is worth 8 dollars exactly. Sleeping Dogs definitive is also that price and is the better buy

That DICK!
Sep 28, 2010

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drrockso20 posted:

What games do you already have in your library?



I bought civilization on my old PC but couldn't play it.

I was looking at undertale but I always thought it would be one of those like, homestuck things. I don't wanna be that guy. I will look at the other games though. I played doom.

Cavauro
Jan 9, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 5 hours!


it used to be good but a lot of undertale fans hacked into undertale and put their pathetic fan stuff into the game and it really sucks now.

Suplex Liberace
Jan 18, 2012



That DICK! posted:

i got a gaming pc. what's a good game to buy for 23 dollars on steam, as that is how many dollars on steam i have. would anyone like to be my friend? i am "WalterWhiteIRL" (picked the name some time ago, sorry.)

the important thing is though that i would like a game to purchase for 23 dollars on steam.

I added you on steam

drrockso20
May 6, 2013

Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl and FOURTEEN KARAT GOLD!!!

Warning: SU Season 3 Spoilers


That DICK! posted:



I bought civilization on my old PC but couldn't play it.

I was looking at undertale but I always thought it would be one of those like, homestuck things. I don't wanna be that guy. I will look at the other games though. I played doom.

The Orange Box might be a good deal

Drew McIntyre
Oct 24, 2001

i'll always take care of you


Muldoon

you should buy Tower Unite, and we can hang out in our virtual apartments together

jesus WEP
Oct 17, 2004

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Fun Shoe

buy all the new vegas dlc if you donít have it already

coconono
Aug 11, 2004

I bet against K-1


Saw Avengers Infinity War, while not as awful as Age of Ultron, I didn't care for it. I felt for the material they were presenting, it really lacked a bunch of impact. The guardians spots were fave thing of the movie. Thanos was an unimaginative dork. I bet it was probably fun to see in the theater with a bunch of fans.

Also signed up for that DC Universe thing for a free trial and am currently binging the poo poo out Titans. Its gets really absurd with the grim dark but intentionally so. The lady playing Starfire is absolutely wonderful. Dick Grayson: MurderCop is kinda roll eyes in spots but again, I feel like that's the point. Gar and the Doom Patrol cameos were sold me on their series as well. It's also Midwest as gently caress so that's a big point to me as well. Raven starts out like every single parent household goth gf except the moody music.

Mr. Carlisle
Jul 14, 2007



Thor Ragnarok was so good. It's a shame Taika Waititi cant direct every superhero movie.

Having the director of What We Do In The Shadows (my favorite movie of the last few years) do a superhero movie is a move I never thought marvel would make but I'm so glad they did. I never cared for the first few Thor movies but Ragnarok is now up there with my favorites. Its legit on all fronts - an exciting action movie, a well made superhero movie and a very funny comedy.

Big Coffin Hunter
Aug 13, 2005



coconono posted:

Thanos was an unimaginative dork. I bet it was probably fun to see in the theater with a bunch of fans.

We're going to have to agree to disagree on that part. For a dumb Marvel movie Thanos was very compelling in spite of being a Giant Purple Space Monster, and while fun to see in theaters, I enjoyed it more on a Netflix rewatch.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Mr. Carlisle posted:

Thor Ragnarok was so good. It's a shame Taika Waititi cant direct every superhero movie.

Having the director of What We Do In The Shadows (my favorite movie of the last few years) do a superhero movie is a move I never thought marvel would make but I'm so glad they did. I never cared for the first few Thor movies but Ragnarok is now up there with my favorites. Its legit on all fronts - an exciting action movie, a well made superhero movie and a very funny comedy.

I really wonder how much was that Marvel/Disney and even Hemsworth himself seemed pretty done with Thor since his previous two movies didn't really light the world on fire and maybe he was never gonna be anything more than a fun supporting character, so they just let Waititi basically do whatever the gently caress he felt like and the result was pure gold. I worry that if they made another movie, the studio would take a more vested interest and try to "help" Waititi by sticking their oar in.

On the flip side, I also loved What We Do In The Shadows so I checked out the other film he did recently, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, which is also really drat good. His next movie about a little kid who has Hitler for an imaginary friend sounds pretty neat too.

That DICK!
Sep 28, 2010

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Thor ragnarok was dope. Other good movies: robocop, the thing, they live. Thats it

Mr. Carlisle
Jul 14, 2007



Jerusalem posted:

I really wonder how much was that Marvel/Disney and even Hemsworth himself seemed pretty done with Thor since his previous two movies didn't really light the world on fire and maybe he was never gonna be anything more than a fun supporting character, so they just let Waititi basically do whatever the gently caress he felt like and the result was pure gold. I worry that if they made another movie, the studio would take a more vested interest and try to "help" Waititi by sticking their oar in.

On the flip side, I also loved What We Do In The Shadows so I checked out the other film he did recently, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, which is also really drat good. His next movie about a little kid who has Hitler for an imaginary friend sounds pretty neat too.

Flight Of The Conchords and The Inbetweeners as well - I'm a fan of pretty much anything he's directed.

Also casting Jeff Goldblum as a Villain and basically letting him be as weird as he wants to be was also an amazing move.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Mr. Carlisle posted:

Also casting Jeff Goldblum as a Villain and basically letting him be as weird as he wants to be was also an amazing move.

gently caress yes, Goldblum was sensational



That DICK! posted:

Thor ragnarok was dope. Other good movies: robocop, the thing, they live. Thats it

Running the numbers... these movies check out

DoctorGonzo
Jul 25, 2016

#essereFerrari


barry lyndon

Dangerous Person
Apr 4, 2011

Not dead yet

Fargo is good too

VJeff
Jun 2, 2011

#HEKNOWS
#SCOOPS
#IGNOREMYPOSTS


Infinity War landed with a thud for me the first time, then I sat on it for a bit, watched it again and I was like y'know what, that was actually kinda really good. I sorta wanna see it one more time before Endgame to see what I think after a year.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


DoctorGonzo posted:

barry lyndon

One of my favorite things about Barry Lyndon is that he apparently was so burned out and exhausted from making what was essentially a "perfect" film from a technical standpoint, he took some time off and then made The Shining which - as incredible as it is - is such a far simpler, more straightforward and "easy" film to produce.

The Shining is also my favorite Kubrick film, it's a masterclass in horror filmmaking.

Dangerous Person
Apr 4, 2011

Not dead yet

Mine would be either 2001 or Dr. Strangelove. Honorable mention to The Killing because that movie also owns

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


2001 I'd say is his best (it also blows me away it was made in the loving 1960s, it was made BEFORE the moon landings for gently caress's sake), but in terms of favorites for me the atmosphere of The Shining just can't be beat.

CobiWann
Oct 21, 2009

There are lost episodes of course. Stories that were commissioned but never made. Or made but misfiled, post broadcast. Sheer incompetence, of course.

Us was absolutely amazing. My wife and our friends spent two hours discussing the movie in the bar afterwards and I'd have no problems seeing it a second time to see what all I missed.

And a sign of a good horror movie - when a song (or songs in this case) is forever associated with it (see "Stuck in the Middle With You" from Reservoir Dogs or "Total Eclipse of the Heart" from The Strangers: Prey At Night).

Gumball Gumption
Jan 7, 2012



Big Coffin Hunter posted:

We're going to have to agree to disagree on that part. For a dumb Marvel movie Thanos was very compelling in spite of being a Giant Purple Space Monster, and while fun to see in theaters, I enjoyed it more on a Netflix rewatch.

I feel like your enjoyment of Thanos and Infinity War in general depends on how annoying you find it when characters make dumb decisions and don't always make the rational choice. That movie really hinges on buying into Thanos' insanity.

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VJeff
Jun 2, 2011

#HEKNOWS
#SCOOPS
#IGNOREMYPOSTS


Gumball Gumption posted:

I feel like your enjoyment of Thanos and Infinity War in general depends on how anytime you find it when characters make dumb decisions and don't always make the rational choice.

I dunno if Infinity War's heroes reach the same "dumbass babyface" levels as WWE, but it felt kinda close a couple times.

At least Infinity War's dumb babyfaces were on purpose, though.

jesus WEP
Oct 17, 2004

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Jerusalem posted:

One of my favorite things about Barry Lyndon is that he apparently was so burned out and exhausted from making what was essentially a "perfect" film from a technical standpoint, he took some time off and then made The Shining which - as incredible as it is - is such a far simpler, more straightforward and "easy" film to produce.

The Shining is also my favorite Kubrick film, it's a masterclass in horror filmmaking.
fun fact my girlfriend and i went to a halloween showing of the shining a few years ago and that night i started moaning REDRUM in my sleep, and itís apparently the most scared my gfís ever been. I woke up to her shaking the poo poo out of me and SCREAMING at me to wake up. Amazing.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Haha, that would be pretty loving disturbing I gotta say.

Sydney Bottocks
Oct 15, 2004

Eh.


Jerusalem posted:

One of my favorite things about Barry Lyndon is that he apparently was so burned out and exhausted from making what was essentially a "perfect" film from a technical standpoint, he took some time off and then made The Shining which - as incredible as it is - is such a far simpler, more straightforward and "easy" film to produce.

The Shining is also my favorite Kubrick film, it's a masterclass in horror filmmaking.

I'd have to agree, and I'll even go so far as to say that I rate Kubrick's film version far higher than the Stephen King book it was based on. I think King hates the film because he views the book as sort of autobiographical: alcoholic writer struggling with the demands of marriage, being a parent, and having to work a lovely manual labor job for lovely bosses, all of which Kubrick largely jettisons. There are elements of all those things in the movie, to be sure, but at the end of the day I think it's honestly that Kubrick didn't film what King thought he should film, and that's why he's so dismissive of it (and he's probably not the best judge of what should go into a film, either; David Cronenberg said he rejected a script by King for The Dead Zone because it was full of exactly the kinds of things King fans would have torn the movie apart over if he'd used the script).

I like all of Kubrick's work, really, but the only one of his I can't rewatch is Full Metal Jacket. Mainly because it came out shortly before I went into the military myself, so every jagoff trainee squad leader in basic thought they were being funny by re-enacting Gunnery Sergeant Hartman's dialogue, which as you can imagine got very old very fast (and we weren't even in the Marines, fer chrissake).

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Yeah I was always sad that King didn't like the film - his book is very good with a not particularly great ending (typical King, really) but the movie outshines it, no pun intended.

It did lead to some wonderful stories from King about his relationship with Kubrick though. Two of my favorite stories (paraphrased) are:

1. Kubrick telling King that he (King) didn't know what the book he wrote was actually about, telling him what he thought it was about and King getting mad at him but then stopping, thinking and going,"....poo poo, I think he's right..."
2. Kubrick calling King at like 3 in the morning and asking him if he believes in God. King said he did, the phone was silent for like 10 seconds then Kubrick slowly intones,"....no. No there is no God" and hangs up on him.

Sydney Bottocks
Oct 15, 2004

Eh.


Jerusalem posted:

Yeah I was always sad that King didn't like the film - his book is very good with a not particularly great ending (typical King, really) but the movie outshines it, no pun intended.

It did lead to some wonderful stories from King about his relationship with Kubrick though. Two of my favorite stories (paraphrased) are:

1. Kubrick telling King that he (King) didn't know what the book he wrote was actually about, telling him what he thought it was about and King getting mad at him but then stopping, thinking and going,"....poo poo, I think he's right..."
2. Kubrick calling King at like 3 in the morning and asking him if he believes in God. King said he did, the phone was silent for like 10 seconds then Kubrick slowly intones,"....no. No there is no God" and hangs up on him.

There's also the one where King said Kubrick called him, and told him that he thought ghost stories were ultimately optimistic, because they indicated the possibility of life after death. King then asked "But what about hell?" And after a pause, Kubrick replied "I don't believe in hell" and hung up.

Writer Cath
Apr 1, 2007

It's always Heath's fault.

Plaster Town Cop

Yesterday was National Puppy Day.

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Dimebags Brain
Feb 18, 2013





Gumball Gumption posted:

I feel like your enjoyment of Thanos and Infinity War in general depends on how annoying you find it when characters make dumb decisions and don't always make the rational choice. That movie really hinges on buying into Thanos' insanity.

The movie is a metaphor. The movie is about the collapse of systems, and Thanos represents fascism and genocide in response to the crisis. The Avengers are Liberals, faced with the choice of socialism or barbarism, and when forced to chose between sacrificing what they care about or the final victory of fascism and genocide, well...

These are the entirety of my thoughts on Infinity War, not examined or developed since I saw it in theaters, please donít ask me to go full SMG.

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