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Nintendo Gaming / Re: Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
« on: November 30, 2022, 03:04:08 AM »
Wait, I didn't realize you could nab that. I might have to go back and look.

I still haven't taken on the Elite Four. I took a few more classes after getting a lot out of one. The history class gives you a lore dump and explains the spikes you may be coming across. I'm still hunting those down. But there was less to get out of the others so far. I'm actually kind of interested in seeing what the hell they do for the math class and if I get more sandwich recipes from the Home Ec course. The stories about the teachers are fun too and give them some depth

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
« on: November 28, 2022, 12:33:27 AM »
I’m barreling towards the end of the game. I completed Starfall Street and Path of Legends, and I only have the Elite Four left. I’ll admit that challenging the final bosses of a path while still in the middle of one path left me a bit under-leveled. But that just made for more challenging battles.

I tried to map out which story beats I would hit based on the descriptions on the map. I thought it would be exhausting bouncing around the map like that, but the game rewards you so much for exploring the different areas.

One thing I was surprised about was how much was going on at the academy. I was off on my treasure hunt for so long that I didn’t notice you can actually take classes at the school. Yo can even take midterms and final exams. And I can say Pokémon made taking a final exam entertaining. The one course I completed gave me some info on something I had been wondering about since I saw it on the map early on. It was a very organic way of giving the player more info.

The bugs and glitches are whatever; the camera pretty consistently clips through terrain when I battle on a slope; the slowdown can distracting at times. But I really don’t care. The game is just so much better than its technical shortcomings. I do wish the level scaling was better and that the gyms had more gym trainers. But I feel like those are minor changes compared to how much the franchise has moved in the right direction with this one.

Nintendo Gaming / Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
« on: November 26, 2022, 12:37:44 AM »
Couldn't find the topic for this.

Anybody else playing? What stories have you gone through and how far? Any favorite parts? Do you find the glitches/bug distracting? How does everyone feel about the new direction?

General Gaming / Re: NWR Forum Awards
« on: November 26, 2022, 12:33:01 AM »
Can we add a category for "most backlogged" game? An award for the game we all wished we played but never got around to?

Kyrie honestly would've been fine had he just apologized and deleted the tweet. Instead, he acted like the biggest ass hat imaginable. So much of that story could've easily been avoided. But at least it somehow led to several people making fun of Royce White on twitter.

NWR Forums Discord / Re: 13091919 1305?
« on: November 02, 2022, 09:37:29 PM »
Sometimes, life is about the Khushrenadas we make along the way.

but doesn't posting in the dead discord mean that he died??

I'm confused. In her initial video, she said the final offer was $4K. In the third video, she says the final offer came after she wrote to Hideki Kamiya to get that final offer. But her recent tweets suggest that the total offer was $15K. So, she's basically walked her initial claim back? Or did I miss something there?

I didn't want to start a new thread for this.

My Disney+ subscription expires next month. I'm strongly considering the Disney+ and Hulu without ads bundle. I don't need so many streaming services so I may also cancel my recurring Netflix subscription and subscribe only when there's something I really want to watch.

Has anyone else done this or something similar? How is it working out for you?

I've used Hulu Live TV in place of cable for a while. Not sure I can recommend outside of that use case. I don't watch much of the streaming content on Hulu. But I do like having my few shows and live sports available.

I finished She-Hulk today. I really liked the show overall. The ending was a bit of a miss for me. The massive fourth wall break felt anti-climatic. While I didn't need the big fight scene, when Jen comes back to reality, the whole issue is just solved. The police just showed up and arrested everybody. Also, they seemed to completely undo Emil's character development. Although, I guess they alluded to it with the electric fence/inhibitor scene.

The scene itself was cool for the reasons Adrock laid out. It just felt like the season avoided a climax. I did like that Jen handled it her own way, something more in line with her character and the rest of the show. It just didn't feel like she did anything other than stumble upon the villain and call the police.

I imagine the Wong/Abomination relationship might imply that the former has a need or seeking to help the latter not be in jail. But I could see him going for the Thunderbolts job in order to have "legit" work.

Movies & TV / Re: Disney+
« on: October 20, 2022, 09:14:08 PM »
I got that notification. I'm on the Hulu ESPN+ bundle. I was basically paying for Hulu + Live TV, and ESPN+ was basically a free add-on. I think I'm all set to go, but I'll double-check.

I think there's an Amex offer and a Rakuten cashback deal to also grab.

Podcast Discussion / Re: Episode 792: The Life Pharaonic
« on: October 11, 2022, 12:07:55 AM »
I want to thank Jon Lindemann for having the courage to bring up Mario's lack of an ass. Also, shout out to Gui for not letting James gaslight Jon.

But there are two amounts of ass that a character can have: a notable amount and a non-notable amount. The concavity made it squarely into the former category.

Interesting they went with the types and not the Pokémon themselves. I usually pick the grass starter, so I'll be Team Grass for this.

Movies & TV / Re: The Super Mario Bros. Movie
« on: October 09, 2022, 09:30:54 PM »
The art and animation were really good. I'm excited to see more. Chris Pratt definitely sounds like Chris Pratt, but I guess that's ok. Jack Black seems poised to steal the show.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Official Sales Thread
« on: October 05, 2022, 10:50:41 PM »
Folks are trying to get those golden Sheldon tickets.

General Gaming / Re: Games Industry Death Watch 2010-present
« on: October 02, 2022, 08:49:04 PM »
A couple of devs revealed on Twitter that they had no advance notice or communications from Google about the shutdown.





I hate that some people are so obsessed with their comic book fantasies that they can't appreciate what's given to them. This show is basically "Single Female Lawyer", a silly sitcom, but with superheroes. It's fun to get this perspective in a universe that's constantly in existential peril.

Also, She-Hulk fucks. It's a part of her character in the comics. I dunno what people were expecting.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Official Sales Thread
« on: September 30, 2022, 12:53:11 AM »
How did Splatoon go from 3.4 million week one to 2.4 million week two after selling another 500k copies?

Inflation is out of control.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Splatoon 3: Enter the Splatlands
« on: September 25, 2022, 10:47:03 PM »
I did not. After being in the middle team for the demo splatfest, I really wanted to see the difference playing as one of the sides. Kinda disappointed that I didn't give it another try today.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Splatoon 3: Enter the Splatlands
« on: September 25, 2022, 07:50:41 PM »
Mine has been ok. My time between matches is usually 90 seconds, which isn't terrible. I've gotten in groups that went on losing streaks and left them before getting paired to a new group. I think the problem usually comes when I'm in a group that doesn't have much synergy in loadout and strategy. Some teams must be using the voice chat app, based on how often I've found myself cornered in a 2-on-1 situation on certain stages.

Celtics Coach Suspended for 1 Year

If anyone hasn't been following, Woj tweeted that Ime Udoka was facing a suspension for some unknown reason. It was later revealed that he had a consensual relationship with a female employee who has not been named. Early reports said his job status was not in jeopardy. He's confirmed to be suspended for one year after the Celtics completed a months-long investigation. He is currently engaged to actress Nia Long.

Ms Marvel ended on a high note. which is good, because I was worried it wasn't gonna stick the landing after that rocky middle.

Episodes 1,2, and 6 were all decently good, and pretty fun.

Kamala is officially a MUTANT and her bangle is apparently a Nega Band, which is "confirmed" by the fact that she swapped places with Captain Marvel, who appeared suddenly in her bedroom.

Show would've been so much better had they just ditched most of clandestine and Noor dimension stuff, and just focused on Kamala being a teen in highschool, with popularity and boy problems, dealing with her powers, in her NJ/Muslim community, and then having to cope with the M word. They could've woven all the India history and other stuff into the story still, but the episodes focusing on it were dull and confusing.

I did a catch-up these past two weekends, and I finished Ms. Marvel. I agree that her background was a little too complicated. She's told her great grand-mother is a Clandestine, so we are left to assume she is too, but it doesn't explain why no one else in her family has powers. I suspect Aisha was never a Clandestine, but got her powers from the bangle. And the mutant gene got passed down to Kamala.

But the show just leaves a few more questions than answers on the origins or her powers. Is Kamala a Clandestine, but the trait is just recessive and not passed down? Is that the same for Kamran? It'd be easier if she's just a mutant and the bangle unlocked the powers somehow.

I would've also preferred a little more slice-of-life. It feels like we got a show about a high school teenager who never goes to school. I might've missed it, but it just seemed like the family up and went to Pakistan on a whim? It just seems like a long, expensive trip to take so suddenly. But the trip was needed so that Kamala could get some kind of explanation on the bangle that her mom was unlikely able to provide.

Overall, it's a good show. I think six episodes weren't nearly enough to cover everything, even with the longer run times. The characters were fun, and my biggest criticism is that there should've been more of it.

I'm also watching She-Hulk. I really like that they're going full legal sitcom with it. She doesn't break the fourth wall as much as I thought based on comments I saw.

TalkBack / Re: PowerWash Simulator Announces Switch Release: Coming Soon
« on: September 15, 2022, 04:48:17 PM »
That is a fantastic video.

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