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Actually... I take back my answer.

Thanos was wearing the Gauntlet with the stones.  Everyone who was dusted took everything they were wearing with them.  Clothes.  Fury's eye patch.  Bucky's arm.  It all went.

...if Thanos had been blipped, would the stones had gone with him?

That's easy.  Thanos turns to dust with the rest of the other half, someone walks over, picks up the gems and resets everything minus Thanos.

General Chat / Re: The FaceBall 2000 megafailure of the year megathread:
« on: January 14, 2024, 01:58:35 AM »

Oh look, it's, Robert Champagne (the programmer of Faceball 2000) and Michael Park (the programmer of Midimaze!)

Movies & TV / Re: SPOILER ALERT: MCU Thread (Quantum-Ant-Man-ia)
« on: January 13, 2024, 10:40:21 AM »
Okay, so I finally watched The Marvels.  For reference, I've seen everything aside from Echo.

I enjoyed it.  It was a complete and total mess when it came to pacing and plot progression, and the entire Monica/Carol conflict was pointless (Monica being upset with Carol wasn't well explored and seemed kinda out of left field - but if they wanted to really amp it up, having Monica's disappointment with Carol lead to het puling Kamala aside and warning her about putting too much faith in her could have been a nice touch that lead somewhere.) - but the movie was fun.  Even having followed everything, I agree that it seemed like jumping into the middle of a comic book story line.  As much as I loved Kamala's family - they should have been cut, drastically*, and the main storyline should have been given more focus.  The entire 'evacuate the station' plot should have been cut.  And that song and dance number (if you haven't seen the movie yet, I'm not kidding)... yeesh.

All my complaints aside, it was still a fun movie - but yes, Marvel has completely lost focus at this point.

*Re: the fam - cut about 90% of that stuff out, enough to know they're involved, but enough to give significant time back to the movie.  Then, take all their misadventures in space and cut it to a Disney+ special.  Not something casual viewers *have* to watch, but they'd be far more inclined to enjoy.   Pitch Meeting said it best (paraphrasing)

"And Kamala's family is there."

"Why are they there?"

"Because I like them.  They're funny."

General Chat / Re: The FaceBall 2000 megafailure of the year megathread:
« on: January 05, 2024, 10:43:14 PM »
decoyman - if you still come here... send me a DM, like, naow.

TalkBack / Re: Another Code: Recollection (Switch) Demo Impressions
« on: December 18, 2023, 09:37:00 PM »
Plz buy this so Hotel Dusk/Last Window get released. :D

It doesn't make sense anymore.  And as we move further away from physical media (sadface), it'll make even less sense.  E3 was basically for retailers and such - and they're not going to be selling the games anymore.

Even things like PAX don't make much sense (from the Developer/Publisher side of things).  Why invest all the time and money to travel/rent space/staff/and set up demos that only a limited amount of people can play when you can upload Youtube videos yourself and free demos that everyone can play?

In a time where if you wanted folks to play a demo of Ocarina of Time, you needed special hardware and had limited ways to distribute the software, it makes sense.  Today?  meh.

I see one of two options going forward.  One, we go back to CES (is CES still a thing?  I dunno) where it's general consumer electronics.  Put the Nintendo next to the refrigerator with WiFi cameras installed.  Not really a good format, but more likley to survive.  Or, a total gaming expo.  Like PAXxGenCon - Table Top, RPG, Card Games, and Video Games.  Tournaments, vendors, devs and publishers...

But something only for Devs and Pubs direct to Industry Resellers?  Naw, it's dead dog.

NWR Forums Discord / Re: Unclebob posts bumps
« on: November 25, 2023, 11:35:33 PM »

TalkBack / Re: Nintendo Announces Development Of Live-Action Zelda Movie
« on: November 07, 2023, 06:50:10 PM »
>Avi Arad


General Chat / Any Bone fans?
« on: October 20, 2023, 08:07:41 PM »
I swear we had a good conversation years ago about Jeff Smith's Bone comic.

Anywhoo, if you're a fan, imma gonna spam his newest kickstarter.

He's already shredded the goal, so I'm not desperately trying to recruit others ... :D

TalkBack / Re: John Riccitello
« on: October 10, 2023, 02:15:29 PM »
In fairness, I think if that was the case, they underestimated the backlash to the plan and I think a lot of devs are looking at options just because they don't trust Unity.

Quote from: Adrock
The more I dwell on it, the more confident I am about The Good Place at #1. It's a nearly perfect show that stumbles a little right before the end then completely sticks the landing when it matters.

A fellow human of culture and taste.  I tip my hat to you.

Honestly, I'm shocked it was just a note in the entry of another show that was good, but no where near TGP's quality of every freaking plotpoint in every single episode.

It might be my top live action show ever.

I'm sorry, but while I appreciate a list that puts Better Call Saul above Breaking Bad (god damn, that spin off is so good), I just can't take a list missing The Good Place seriously. ūü§£

In no particular order, I'd have to say my top shows would include Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, The Good Place, Avatar: TLA, all of Adventure Time (though Fionna and Cake, which was freaking amazing), and Infinity Train (which I didn't even know existed two weeks ago).

The original list seems light on animation, which is a shame because there's some great animated content out there.

Movies & TV / Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
« on: September 22, 2023, 09:21:00 PM »
So, like...

Infinity Train.

Go watch it.  Now.

eh.  If Microsoft runs the studios into the ground, the talent will leave.

It's not like Activision is using 99% of their IPs anyway.

The thing that makes this email bad us Microsoft's history - especially Nokia - combined with them having an "inside man" gobbling up Nintendo stock on the sly.

I can pretty much guarantee that if there was every any chance of Microsoft buying Nintendo (of which there was not), now that these emails have leaked, it will never happen.  To the point where this probably soured all good will Microsoft had seemingly built with Nintendo (Goldeneye, for example).  In fact, Phil's inside man Morfit is likely to wake up tomorrow with a severed horse head in his bed and quickly sell off all Nintendo shares he has acquired.

I'd rather a DK'94 remake.

This game was fun, but the Lemmings-esque gameplay has worn out its welcome in the past 20-years.

I'll probably pick up the AC pack, even though ACR wasn't my favorite just to show support for possibly getting a Hotel Dusk/Last Window collection.  I was fortunate enough to grab Last Window early, at some point I decided NOA wasn't bringing it over and just bit.  Glad I did, but would definitely replay it on Switch. 


I *loved* Trace Memory so much that I bought and soft-modded a second Wii to import Another Code: R and play.  ACR was... okay.  Not the strongest game.

But... Hotel Dusk and Last Window... now *those* are two games that deserve a wider audience. And I think Last Window is kinda pricey to get now.

TalkBack / Re: Pokémon Go Plus + (Review)
« on: July 22, 2023, 06:36:28 AM »
To add on, it seems the newest PoGo update has fixed the issue requiring you to toggle settings every time you pair.

But now, it doesn't want to run in the background very well. :(


TalkBack / Re: Pokémon Go Plus + (Review)
« on: July 18, 2023, 07:24:27 AM »
Mine came in this past Saturday.

As you stated, the connection issue is terrible.  But Go players should be used to this, as the app has had connection issues with the various iterations of "companion devices" since the first Go Plus was released.

I've owned the Go Plus, Pok√©ball Plus, a Go-tcha and now the PGP+ and it seems like there's always some kind of magic ritual to get them to work.  And then there's various updates when Niantic just plain breaks them and they won't connect at all.  And when they added Zoura to the game and told everyone who paid actual money for a device to get bent for a month while they tried to work their way through the spaghetti code that is PoGo and figure out how the game works. ūü§£

What I have found is that it connects pretty smoothly (Samsung Tablet) to both PoGo and Sleep.  For PoGo, once it's connected, sleep data transfers over with zero issue, but I have to go into the Connected Devices menu and toggle the autospin option off/on for it to start seeing stops.  I do not use it to catch, so I'm not sure about that.

For Sleep, everything seems to work, *except*... either the alarm is too quiet to wake me up or it just doesn't work at all.  And since I was awake at the time it was supposed to go off this morning and it did not, I'm inclined to say it doesn't work at all.  It is a shame, as the "Smart Alarm" feature in the app worked great (the one night I used it).  Hopefully, it's something that's fixed soon.

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