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NWR Mafia Games / Re: Future Mafia Games
« on: September 12, 2021, 04:53:11 PM »
Share them. I had a few sitting on the back burner as well and would be happy to share what I recall of them to you to flesh out more fully.

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NWR Mafia Games / Re: Mafia LXXXVI: Sign-up Thread
« on: September 10, 2021, 01:38:15 PM »
In 8)

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NWR Mafia Games / Re: Future Mafia Games
« on: September 10, 2021, 01:00:10 PM »
Lets be honest, al of us hosts have either delayed, watered down, or dispensed with the story by the end of games. It is tricky, time consuming, and if you want to do it "right" you are writing this all up in the short window of the night after night actions conclude and the next day begins which is the harder part.

I supposed you could pre-write a clever story and then just fill in the names of the people who are relevant for the current days events but who has time for that?  ;)

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you linked it twice, but that can't be the actual trailer.

So I went and looked it up....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ix7TUGVYIo

^The real trailer.

I'll probably wait till it hits HBO Max, no hype for this at all.

That's what happens when I watch on mobile and then go to PC to post here and have to re-look up the trailer. I just picked the first option I found and didn't re-watch or vet it.

Thanks for the catch and correction BnM.

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NWR Mafia Games / Re: Future Mafia Games
« on: September 09, 2021, 06:29:30 PM »
Remember when we used to play Mafia games? Those were good times. Anyone think we'll ever get another one rolling in our lifetimes?

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So the new Matrix 4 trailer dropped. Have mixed feelings about it all. Its missing Lawrence Fishburne and that is a huge miss for me. I don't care that he died in the crappy Matrix MMO, give us a cameo or just pretend that didn't happen. Especially when we got another black actor to play a different character that behaves similarly and dresses similarly and even offers him special colored pills just feels like an insult to the actor when he wasn't even asked to return.

Hugo Weaving I understand not having a bit more, but again, he should have a cameo or something.

Maybe its all a big twist surprise and they are in the film and just lying to keep the secret, and I'll be happy if that is the case, but will really be dismayed if there is no sign of them.

Also note that only one of the Waichowskis are on board with the film and typically when duos do projects separately things just don't go as well so that has me concerned.

Never mind that the trailer just feels like a repeat of story beats from the previous three films and I'm just feeling like this is an unnecessary sequel made to cash in on the high popularity of Keanu and a classic film series. I need to see a better justification for another to be made and nothing stands out to me just yet.

What's everyone else feeling on it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkhXLgu-mYM

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Very tempted to pick this up. Hoping we get a Zelda and Metroid one down the road as well.

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Nintendo Gaming / Re: Metroid Dread?
« on: September 01, 2021, 12:44:29 AM »
Who would have thought this day would come? Might be one of the few games I plan to buy day one.

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I haven't seen any trailers for anything beyond the first three.

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I updated the thread for What If and Black Widow (belatedly).

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Movies & TV / Re: SPOILER ALERT: MCU Thread (Livin' La Vida Loki)
« on: August 29, 2021, 09:01:01 PM »
I mean, Hulks demise kinda fits that premise but in a less stinky manner.

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Another thing of note for me is the Spiderman trailer is the first of the Phase 4 stuff that's got me excited enough to consider going back to theaters, though I'm still on the fence.

Everything else has just not been interesting enough to make me consider it. I was beginning to think that the magic was over with me and the MCU but it may just be the pandemic raining on my parade.

Finally sat down and watched the first three What If episodes and they've been pretty enjoyable. Seeing Steve as a proto-Iron Man with Captain Carter was cool, Star-Lord was way more interesting with T'Challa than I thought it would be, and the Fury one was surprisingly dark but still held my attention.

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It's a long "Teaser" and reveals some speculation as now confirmed.
**SPOILER**Doc Ock makes an appearance**SPOILER**

Also hear the Green Goblin laughing in one scene with one of his green bombs rolling.

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General Gaming / Re: What Is Your White Whale of Gaming?
« on: August 17, 2021, 01:49:04 AM »
Yeah, that is there now, but not with the same magic of an OG cart.

I've been holding off on that Disney Afternoon Collection because I assumed it would come to Switch at some point, but may just grab in on PC and use a controller if I find it on sale for a good price.

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General Gaming / Re: Parenthood, Kids, & Gaming
« on: August 17, 2021, 01:47:09 AM »
Just as long as tuition isn't requiring me to get a second mortgage!

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General Gaming / Re: What Is Your White Whale of Gaming?
« on: August 12, 2021, 06:52:24 PM »
Ducktales 2 on the NES. I played the first one to death as it was a staple when my family rented the NES from Blockbuster for special events. I never actually purchased the first game since I played it to completion via multiple rentals and I never knew about the second until years later. Someday I want to own a legit copy of both originals. I do wish that Wayforward did a remake of the sequel like they did for the first one. It could have even been done in the style of the rebooted cartoon series like the original was made in the image of the OG 80's cartoon.

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General Gaming / Parenthood, Kids, & Gaming
« on: August 12, 2021, 06:47:45 PM »
So been meaning to post a thread like this for a while since I am a father now. Would love to heal other's thoughts and experiences with gaming once you became a parent.

How has it changed your play style and game preferences?

When did you introduce (or plan to introduce) gaming to your kids?

What games and systems do you recommend for various age groups?

Best family games?

I had always hoped to do a chronological introduction to game systems from NES and every year or so introduce another in their release order like some have talked about doing. But if I also plan to keep up with modern systems I know that could muddy the waters on this sort of introduction method. Also eventually they will have friends that play modern games so how long could I even maintain this restriction? I'd have to make it a faster pace than I originally planned.

What's everyone else's experiences with raising kids and games?

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General Chat / Re: The COVID-19 Virus is Coming For Us All Thread
« on: August 05, 2021, 05:25:31 PM »
Two lefts don't make a right...but three do!

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Movies & TV / Re: SPOILER ALERT: MCU Thread (Livin' La Vida Loki)
« on: August 03, 2021, 12:42:21 PM »
Also considering how Kang was 'tending' the timelines it is possible he steps in and does something in a high risk situation to keep it from splitting. But would have been nice to see some of it get resolved. Its probably a perfect excuse to have stretched the season into more of the investigator/buddy cop stuff folks wanted having Loki and Mobius going to different timelines to cleanup messes or make sure things are well and truly fixed.

It brings up a bit of a problem all of the MCU TV stuff has to a degree. The story and plot is so tight and driven that it rarely gives us a chance to breath in the world. It is a problem with shorter series, but it can be done. The Boat repair scene from Falcon is an example of it. But these shows in general have felt like the go by too fast and are too focused on their "big picture" purposes of setting the narrative for Phase 4 movies. Let the shows dwell a bit on their own matters and let us go on these journeys with characters instead of being strapped into a non-stop rollercoaster ride to Multiverse of Madness.

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General Chat / Re: The COVID-19 Virus is Coming For Us All Thread
« on: July 29, 2021, 05:41:49 PM »
Wife and I never stopped wearing them and I've been building a case at work for months that I don't want to go back in the Fall like they are planning. Felt like my manager was not really listening but I think I finally got through to him but we still need to wait until we are closer to get final decisions. I honestly plan on really digging my heels in and pulling all my cards to get semi-permanent wfh status. I have an infant with extra health concerns. No reasons they have given have justified mandating return to office even part-time, if anything part time is just as bad because coming in for team meetings means cramming into conference rooms and such.

We are far from being out of the woods so I and my family are buckled in for the long haul. I'm already looking for a new job that is 100% remote just in case my company will be refusing, but I don't see them doing that, as they have adapted in the past to individual employee concerns.

You got any links to the data you found you could share BnM?

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Movies & TV / Re: SPOILER ALERT: MCU Thread (Livin' La Vida Loki)
« on: July 29, 2021, 05:34:59 PM »
Especially knowing that the show will continue another season at least, I kinda wish we got more. More episodes of Loki and Mobius playing cop/detectives for a while. Maybe make that all of S1 and then the twist at the end of S1 is the full reveal that things are a farce at the TVA or some such thing, then let Loki go on the run a while and lead into the showdown at the void at the end of S2. This would give enough time for Loki to stew on his "Prime Life" and experience similar parallel character developments to Prime.

I have an idea for a story for this. How about if someone grabbed a heap of those pruning bombs/time bombs and set them all to travel to different points in time and detonate? They could have buddy copped around to explore and fixed that. I have a feeling I might have drawn inspiration from that idea from somewhere.....can't recall where though
/s

Was this referenced earlier and I overlooked it? Or is this the premise of a different show?

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I'm still in the #LokiLives camp for Prime Loki. Nothing shown in the show is a shoe-in for his life being over, just implied. And with all the other smoke and mirrors the MCU D+ shows and this one in particular have been throwing around I think that is still in the cards. They've teased the possibility with Classic Loki sharing the survivor story. The series could very well conclude with TVA Loki warning Prime Loki or taking his place to die at Thanos' hands or some other switch-a-roo so that story hasn't wrapped yet.

I was actually fully expecting Loki Prime to be the main man pulling the TVA strings. Would have been a very interesting twist if they could satisfactorily explain how he lived through the events of Infinity War.



The show explains how Prime Loki could have done it through how Classic Loki did the same thing but making it a big trick, just have the End/Void Loki be a variant that did the same trick and went through the TVA similar to ShowLoki. Have a fun twist by showing the TVA events with ShowLoki are just a repeat of events PrimeLoki went through before getting to the Void showing that multiple Lokis aside from Sylvie/ShowLoki chased all this TVA-Multiverse nonsense down to the root. The Many Loki Fight before could have been a fun foreshadowing of a bigger more serious conflict that would happen again in the Void.

However I think this Loki is done. I was actually happy when he was bumped off in Infinity War. I'm just getting tired of him. I was hoping he'd get killed off again at the end of this series.

If you want the Loki Prime death to follow through, make it where ShowLoki at the end of everything chooses to go back and allow himself to be killed by Thanos as some sort of sacrifice for the timeline or something. Make it an emotional twist ending of sorts.

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So there was a leak I read this morning about there being a funeral scene for T'Challa in the new Black Panther movie wth is body in front of the Wakandan throne but now that I look again I can't find any reference to it.

Article also stated that Shuri and M'Baku may both be taking the mantle of Black Panther so we will see what comes of that.

While hunting for the article I read this morning I saw others pointing to Leticia Wright being recast as Shuri due to her old anti-vax tweets from last year coming back to bite her now. With how aggressive Disney has been with actor behavior online and off in the past (Cara Dune actress, Johnny Depp, and Director James Gunn) it sounds believable but we won't know for sure for a while more I suppose.

Found the article, never heard of this site before so probably need a lot of salt for this rumor.
https://cosmicbook.news/black-panther-2-leak-chadwick-boseman-t-challa

Also looks like the sites reporting the LEticia Wright recast are all salt ridden places like WeGotThisCovered.com

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Movies & TV / Re: SPOILER ALERT: MCU Thread (Livin' La Vida Loki)
« on: July 26, 2021, 08:37:26 PM »
Especially knowing that the show will continue another season at least, I kinda wish we got more. More episodes of Loki and Mobius playing cop/detectives for a while. Maybe make that all of S1 and then the twist at the end of S1 is the full reveal that things are a farce at the TVA or some such thing, then let Loki go on the run a while and lead into the showdown at the void at the end of S2. This would give enough time for Loki to stew on his "Prime Life" and experience similar parallel character developments to Prime.

I'm still in the #LokiLives camp for Prime Loki. Nothing shown in the show is a shoe-in for his life being over, just implied. And with all the other smoke and mirrors the MCU D+ shows and this one in particular have been throwing around I think that is still in the cards. They've teased the possibility with Classic Loki sharing the survivor story. The series could very well conclude with TVA Loki warning Prime Loki or taking his place to die at Thanos' hands or some other switch-a-roo so that story hasn't wrapped yet.

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Give us Hotel Mario, Wand of Gamelon, and Mario Teaches Typing!

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