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That joke was right there the whole time, and no one else in this thread took it. I’m ashamed of myself.

TalkBack / Re: Resident Evil 7 To Come To Switch Via Cloud Play
« on: Yesterday at 09:23:01 PM »
It's better than not getting to play it at all.
Is it though? I’m not concerned about performance. This sets a bad precedent. I’d rather get Doom-like ports than $18 rentals. If this succeeds, more third parties are going to try this. For a console as popular as Switch, we’re already not getting some ports (e.g. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4). I absolutely would have bought a physical release of Resident Evil 7 on Switch. I have no interest in this cloud version.

TalkBack / Re: Resident Evil 7 To Come To Switch Via Cloud Play
« on: Yesterday at 07:13:25 PM »
A streaming version of a single player game on a console whose main gimmick is its ability to be taken on the go, notably away from an internet connection. And it’s like $18 for just a six month rental.

Capcom is like a parody of Capcom now.

I’m too sentimental to give up physical games yet even though I know we’re headed toward a digital future.

TalkBack / Re: NES Classic To Re-Release June 29
« on: May 17, 2018, 06:15:43 AM »
Chat friends, are the 8bitdo controllers legit?  I rarely can find controllers that actually feel good.
Yes, 8bitdo controllers are legit. The ones for the SNES Classic feel exactly like first party ones except, you know, wireless.

*a thousand apologies for answering your inquiry as I am not a chat friend

That “leak” is claiming the new F-Zero game is titled “F-Zero SX.” No way that doesn’t set off alarms at Nintendo. F-Zero vehicles are called “machines.” Imagine the tagline for such a game: Ride and grind your SX machine against 15 other players!

Warriors in 5?

Did they not feel like playing basketball tonight?

I hope the rumors are slightly off and Retro Studios next game is a Star Fox platformer. That way, more people are disappointed and I get another (probably excellent) Retro Studio developed platformer.

I said “more valuable” not “more entertaining.” LeBron will make the NBA more money and higher ratings than a Celtics team with Irving on the bench.

The Celtics will put up a better fight than LeBron and the junior varsity team he’s running with, but they’re still getting wrecked by the Warriors.

I can’t speak for anyone else, but I would absolutely appreciate a gourmet hamburger so much more if I was eating garbage fast food all week. If anything, it would stand out more than usual.

I wouldn’t be surprised if the Cavs got the Ref Assist for the rest of the series. The league knows the Cavs with Lebron are more valuable in the Finals than the Celtics without Kylie Irving. Then again, neither team is going to give the Warriors a decent run. At least there’s a somewhat rivalry with revisiting Warriors vs Cavs for the 37th time. The Finals are going to be a LOL-fail this year.

Anyway, Suns got the top pick and the Kings get the second that I’m sure it will somehow botch. Despite the nice payday, I feel really bad for whoever gets picked by the Kings. It’s so important for a player’s development to be in a situation where they can succeed. Michael Jordan was able to lead the Bulls instead of playing behind Clyde Drexler. Even last year, Donovan Mitchell was drafted 13th then traded to like the one team and system that made him the first option. Put Mitchell in just about any other situation, and who knows if he breaks out the same way?

TalkBack / Re: NES Classic To Re-Release June 29
« on: May 16, 2018, 05:59:00 AM »
The big question for me is whether to get a NES or SNES unit. NES has more nostalgia for me, but likely includes fewer games that I will actually want to play. Very unlikely that I need both.
Are you going to play it or display it?

Play: SNES
Display: NES
I'd be a lot more interested in this if they were also increasing the cord length on the NES Classics controller to match the SNES Classic's.
8bitdo’s wireless SN30 controllers are excellent and reasonably priced at $25. I know it’s an extra expense, but the future is now. It’s difficult to go back to being tethered to a console.

Yes, all according to plan.

I’m not into either Star Fox or F-Zero. If I had to pick, I’d go with the latter. There hasn’t been a console entry in 15 years. That’s crazy to me.

I’ve always been a fan of Retro studios’ art design so whatever the team is working on, my hope it’s something that really lets the art guys go nuts.

This is the only series I’m actually supporting the Cavs. I’ve been conditioned to dislike the Celtics. I fell off the NBA wagon in the late 90s, just tuning in every once in a while. I was sick of seeing the Lakers on TV and winning all the time. Weirdly, I didn’t get back into it until the Lakers and Celtics met in the Finals in 2008. If you’re even a casual basketball fan, you pay attention to Lakers vs. Celtics. I picked the Lakers because my dumb cousin used to be obnoxiously into Larry Bird’s Celtics (who almost always beat the Sixers back then). The Lakers lost that Finals and I was like, “Well, I guess I’ll follow the Lakers now.” That’s literally the only reason I’m a Lakers fan. I know it’s silly. It’s just as arbitrary as everyone else’s fandom.

Still, I’m supporting the Warriors to win it all this year because every other choice is.......... not great. Golden State is the only team I can’t find something I dislike besides maybe Draymond Green’s antics. How can anyone not like the Warrior’s system? After this year, I just want to see some other team in the West eliminate the Warriors. I don’t like any team winning all the time, even teams I like. That’s boring. I follow certain teams, but I’m more of a basketball fan in general. I want competitive play in most cases.

Not Warriors vs Rockets though. I want a sweep, four straight blowouts. I don’t hate the Rockets, but something about them just rubs me the wrong way.

I’d be disappointed, but I’m not going to complain. Switch has a good enough release schedule that Retro Studios doesn’t have to carry the same load everyone expects and wants it to.

I understand people being upset too. Retro Studios has more potential than being Nintendo’s franchise resurrection factory. Still, I’d like to at least see the game. What if this was like one of the multiplayer modes rather than the full extent of the game?

I am also ready for delicious internet tears. There’s no better seasoning than schadenfreude.

According to Eurogamer, Leaks suggest Nintendo's Retro Studios making Star Fox racing spin-off.

Leaks started showing up on reddit and 4chan. Okay, probably fake. Then, Eurogamer corroborated it with its own sources. Looking less fake now.

It’s at least a little funny if true though a part of me hopes Retro Studios leaked this itself and the game is actually F-Zero (even if I never got into the series).

General Chat / Re: Podcast discussion thread
« on: May 13, 2018, 05:48:29 PM »
The main podcasts I listen to:

1. Pod Save America - Puts a lot of news/political stuffs into perspective so I don’t go crazy.
2. Locked On Lakers - Harrison Faigen recently left to become Silver Screen and Roll’s Editor in Chief so once he relaunches that podcast, I’ll transition over. Anthony Irwin is really hard to listen to without Faigen.
3. Laker Film Room - Irregularly updated but highly informative basketball podcast.
4. Nintendo Voice Chat - IGN’s weekly Nintendo podcast.
5. The Hoop Collective - I listen to most but not all of these. There are too many episodes to listen to all of them.

Other podcasts I listen to occasionally:

1. Lovett or Leave It - Jon Lovett is on Pod Save America on Monday’s episodes. His own podcast is a little more comedy oriented. If they cover something I want more info on, I’ll download on an episode to episode basis.
2. Let’s Play Video Games - I’d listen to this more, but updates are very, very erratic. Laura Kate Dale basically leaked the holy hell out of Switch.
3. Polygon’s Quality Control - These are usually fairly short interview-ish podcasts in which a Polygon Editor talks to a reviewer about their review of a video game or movie. I don’t listen to all of these; it depends on what’s being covered. Polygon had a few podcasts I liked, but most of them are on hiatus.
4. GameXplain Real Talk - I really, really hate Derrick Bitner’s awful voice. It doesn’t help that I often disagree with his views and hate how frequently he nervous-laughs. He’s on most episodes so while I actually enjoy the other GameXplain guys (Andre Segers and Ash Paulsen), I have a hard time listening to Derrick. I’m sure he’s nice in real life.

I’ve blogged in the past, but I never thought about doing a podcast. I don’t think I have a good podcast voice.

I don’t mind when podcasts go on tangents though I like when they keep the conversation moving. It’s easy to tell when a group has been podcasting for a while because they’re good at getting back on topic.

I had to look up the Boltneck reference. Yikes.

I changed my platform for the 8-bit Bloodstained game from 3DS to Switch. I’m so ready for Curse of the Moon.

Luminous Avenger looks good too, but I’m not great at those kinds of games.

Why? So they can kill him off after one movie, like they have all their other villains outside of Loki?
And Thanos.
And Tony Stark :smug:
Yeah, that’s fair. Lock this thread.

Kawhi Leonard was spotted at a Dodgers game after not even bothering to join the Spurs on the bench during the playoffs. Magic Johnson is part-owner of the Dodgers and president of basketball operations for the Lakers.

At least try to be a little less transparent, guys.

Jeanie Buss better start writing another tampering check to the NBA.........

Klaue lived for more than one movie. Vulture and Zemo are still alive. The Abomination and Brainiac are still alive. Red Skull is still alive? Hela is (probably) still alive.
Most of them have been rendered figuratively powerless. Blonsky, Toomes, and Zemo are imprisoned. Agents of SHIELD even addresssed Blonsky still in prison. The Grandmaster was either killed by the rebels or also imprisoned. Hela may return, and I suppose it’s possible Cap ends up confronting Red Skull in Avengers 4 to bring that story full circle before Chris Evans fucks off out of the MCU.

Regardless, movies have to be treated differently than comics. There is limited time to tell stories so these villains shouldn’t keep showing up because the complaint would be that Marvel has no new ideas if it’s continually trotting out past villains. The choices are pretty much: death, imprisonment, and/or redemption.

I don’t have a problem with Marvel villains getting disposed of after one movie. My criticism of Marvel villains is how they’re handled in the movie they appear it. They’re typically well cast and well acted; we just don’t see enough of them. I wouldn’t have minded Ultron returning on a smaller scale, without his sentries while trying to regain access to the Internet (that sounds sillier than it actually is).

Assuming the Fox deal goes through, I think Dr. Doom (and Magneto) has the potential to be new Loki in the next few MCU Phases.

TalkBack / Re: New Switch Charging Stand Releasing On July 13
« on: May 11, 2018, 05:25:10 AM »
Does it actually include the cable?  The USB-C cable?   Because I'm guessing not.
Doubt it. The AC adapter is $30 which is already more than the stand. Still, I recommend having an extra AC adapter just for the convenience of not having to remove it from the dock. You can charge the Pro Controller a lot faster with the AC adapter as well.

The officially licensed Hori stand looks a little chintzy though I admittedly haven’t tried it. How are you liking it so far?

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