I... was curious about whether streaming games could be handled by my rural internet.Can it?
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They could just call it DNP - Old.Gregg Popovich, in 2012: Tim Duncan missed Sunday night’s Spurs game because he’s ‘old,’ officially
There's a difference between a player sitting because they're not healthy & a player sitting because they don't want to playI don’t agree with this. There are certain implications to saying players “don’t want to play.” They do this for a living. Of course they want to play. When players rest, everyone in the organization is on the same page because there are built-in incentives for winning. Teams are deciding whether some players play when games “don’t matter” vs. when they do.
They supposedly went with original aspect ratios for the SimpsonsThe Simpsons’ aspect ratio is messed up on Disney+
I also listen to lots of games on the radio. If they didn't play-by-play, I'd be lost.What’s a radio?
TV commentators are relying on the fact that they assume you are also watching the game, or are withing visual range of the TV that way if they have a reaction to something in the game, you'll know to direct your eyes towards the TV quickly. Otherwise, they are usually just shooting the **** and occasionally commenting on on big things like buckets, fouls and turnovers.
+ The Ridley fight was cool and for once it felt like the game had some music of its own. The lead-up to it was a bit dumb considering Samus has routinely wrecked his **** so many times before it's like her weekly Friday spin class, but that cut-scene wasn't as bad as I anticipated.Then, Sakamoto added another one to Samus Returns. The cutscene rubbed me the wrong way in 2010. It hasn't gotten better with time.
The Queen Metroid fight basically cheats us out of a second Ridley encounterI'm more irked that we even got a first encounter. I like Ridley as a character. I liked that he wasn't originally in Metroid II. Showing up in every game now and being retconned into remakes of old games makes his appearances less special and they increasingly feel tacked on.
- I wasn't really paying attention during the whole Adam flies into space bit, buuuut... Wasn't the point to take the Metroids down with him? I know they wanted to mirror the scene where he decouples his brother's module, but surely there were dozens of other options here?1. Yes.
Here's a few: nuke the station like the Federation does anyway. Send in Samus, the Metroid killer, instead. Maybe first see if the Metroids really have a weakness? Ice beam + super missile did the trick perfectly.1. They'd have to have a nuke.
- Do we ever get closure on the Traitor angle? It's not Adam or Anthony, right? We find James dead, Maurice too, who else was alive? Are the Traitor and the Deleter not the same person after all? If the Federation sends in the Deleter... Why not just nuke the station from orbit like they do anyway? Why send a single dude in a tractor after Samus, who destroys planets on her lunch breaks?1. No, not really. Samus kind of never mentions it again. While it isn't really acknowledged, James Pierce is implied to be the Deleter.
Do I need to play the post-game to find out what happened here, or did the game just... Forget this was the plot...?
Okay so final thoughts:I'm mostly with you here. I don't think Other M is awful either even in 2019. It's mostly pointless and causes way too many narrative and characterization problems to remain canon.
I had heard this game was awful, but can't really ride with that take; it's just a dull action game with the added problem of trying to fill a legacy it can never dream of coming close to. It introduces almost nothing new to the series, but also doesn't come close to perfecting previously existing features (and in fact, is a step down in basically every way).
I do think the most painful question here is: why does this exist? Does it cater to new Metroid fans? No, because it basically requires familiarity with Super Metroid right from the first second, and relies on Metroid Fusion to give meta-textual weight to the presumed importance of Adam.
But it doesn't cater to existing Metroid fans either: Samus' characterisation just introduces inconsistencies, and plot-wise this is probably a nightmare to fit into any 'canon timeline'.
It doesn't push any new ideas, introduces no new interesting villains/bosses, the control setup isn't as revolutionary as I imagine Prime 3's was... The entire story just chains together a sort of highlights reel of Metroid moments (Queen from II, Ridley from III/Prime, TV face from Fusion), which would presumably cater to the Metroid fanbase... Who have already played those moments, in better ways.
I guess I found it compelling~ish enough to see the ending, but not sure if I'll go for the postgame too. Is it worth doing so? Does it take long?1. Not really. The post-game is an epilogue in which Samus decides to retrieve Adam's helmet because she somehow has no other mementos of her father figure/sempai. Also, you get a fan servicey boss fight pulled from Super Metroid followed by five minutes to play as Zero Suit Samus for absolutely no reason.
To be honest, I watched the play, I really don't see how the refs didn't call the hold, it was BLATANTLY egregious, and a deciding factor on why Danny Green was open to make that last shot to tie the game. Howard literally grabbed Curry with both hands by the jersey and held him (like the pic shows) allowing green to be open to accept the pass on the 3pt line.We all watched the play. The refs intentionally didn't call it.
There's no way the refs didn't see that. It was very obvious.
This often isn't true, and just stating it as a fact doesn't make it true. "Letting them play" depends on the game, the foul, the players involved, the situation... This is why they started doing the two-minute reports, so fans can see that calls are generally made without issue for the vast majority of games.Which part isn't true? It's documented that refs will hold their whistles at the end of games. The NBA won't admit it, but there's tons of video of supporting this practice. Whether this happened in the Lakers-Mavericks game is obviously my opinion.
Sure... except it was pretty egregious.My intention is not to argue semantics or what constitutes as egregious. To clarify though, someone has to get practically mauled or intentionally fouled as in the player tells a ref before the play begins “I’m going to foul [player]” (like a hack-a-Shaq kind of thing) for refs to blow the whistle. If the commentators saw, the refs did too. They didn’t stop the play because they generally tend to let end of games play out.