Now I want fried chicken. Lunch was supposed to be provided today but they didn't bring enough food for everyone. So I'm starving and have another two hours to go.
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I really should get around to watching all the Terminator movies for once. I finally got around to seeing all the X-Men movies for the first time last month. Well, except for Origins: Wolverine and The Wolverine. Still, all in all, it's been a pretty well handled film series. As much as Sony gets crap for how they've handled other superhero properties like Fantastic Four and Spiderman, they've really done a good job with the X-Men franchise as evidenced by the fact that no one really seems to be calling for Marvel to talk it back over. X-Men: First Class is probably the high point so far of the series.
Mission Impossible Rogue Nation
A pretty good emulation of Bird's Ghost Protocol overall style and feel with it's continued deconstruction of the franchise and spy movies. The massive motorbike chase mid movie was a true stand out moment for the film although it is interrupted with an almost nuke the fridge moment that tarnishes it. No doubt all the biking was to make up for how little Tom gets to run.
The camera is nice and smooth outside of hand to hand fights which is a shame because the fights is good enough not to need them. Bolt on cameras are used to best effect during the chase scenes.
The bad was the gratuitous product placements, this is contrasted by how well it does its callbacks which are rewards for the observant viewer. There were an overuse of "smart" type devices which I guess was an attempt to avoid looking like the period piece that is the first mission impossible has become despite its use of then bleeding edge tech.
Not shown: Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Nick Fury.
Hint that Minecraft is coming?
Please help me.
This has me revisiting a daft idea I had that is a compromise between the all-digital future and retail stores. The idea is kiosks in the store that locally stored the data for a lot of video games. You can purchase games from the kiosk, have it loaded on to your special cartridge, USB stick, or (maybe special?) SD card faster than it would take to download it, and then bring that data back home to your system. Of course, there will be redundancies to ensure the purchase is tied to your Nintendo account; the locally stored data is for those with poor (or maybe no) internet connections. These kiosks can have chain-specific sales too.I don't think that's a daft idea if only because Nintendo already tried a similar service with the iQue Player in China which was meant to curb piracy in that region (as well as circumvent the now lifted console ban). Perhaps security can be handled similarly to how eshop cards have no value until purchased. Say you buy a download card from the store employee then you go to the kiosk and insert the card like you would an ATM, it reads the barcode (so you're not actually typing anything) then a slot opens for an SD card or USB port.
I say this is daft because there are security issues, you still have a retailer as a middle-man, you will need to train retail staff to operate and maintain the kiosk, and this process is too complex compared to buying a disc or from the eShop.
The main issue I see is how long will it take to copy multiple GBs of data from a kiosk. I recently backed up a few GBs of music onto an SD card and it took 20 minutes. Synching pretty much the same data onto an iPod Touch via USB was much faster. My MacBook Pro is roughly five and a half years old. With newer tech, this may not be a problem. I'm hoping Nintendo adopts USB Type-C.