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#486828 The Video Game News Thread

Posted by Spark on 16 March 2018 - 11:19 PM

I am *very* excited for Bethesda's E3 conference. I know it's cool to drop turds on the main studios' doorstep, but as a publisher, they've got one of the best stables around between Wolfenstein, Doom, Dishonored, Prey, etc.


We definitely know Prey stuff is gonna be there, but I'm gonna be that guy and make the call.




Posted by Spark on 02 March 2018 - 06:33 AM

So you guys wanna talk about something that isn't Star Wars or Marvel for a bit?


Here's a new animated show that just started, and it's already pretty great 3 episodes in.


It's a old school YT content creators' big break, called Final Space. Has the hangings of a comedy, but it's telling a pretty dramatic story.


(1:00 in to skip Olan's intro)


Anyone interested?

#486723 The Star Wars Non-Canon TV Show Topic

Posted by Spark on 01 March 2018 - 12:02 AM



Shows get to me when you can see the ending coming. These last few episodes have been wearing that knowing bittersweetness on their sleeves, everything's coming to an end for these characters, but how I cannot say for sure at this point. But I know it'll be OK.


Half of everyone else might be sitting over in that other thread debating TLJ's quality until the end of existence, or if Disney has done right by the IP.


As far as I'm concerned, Disney is irrelevant to this discussion. Because Star Wars is in Dave Filoni's hands.






These 4 episodes that have lead up to the upcoming end have cemented to me what I had already suspected myself of feeling midway through Season 2. Rebels (and by extension, TCW, but of the 2, Rebels is in higher standing overall) is simply the finest thing to come out of this franchise since the 70s. Nothing in the middling decades can match the OT or Rebels.




Filoni's at the wheel of *everything* that isn't the Sequel Trilogy right now. And I've got complete faith in where he's wanting to go for now. His story has beaten and broken my heart in ways that those sequel movies only wish they could do. And I thanked them for the pleasure.




It's honestly a bit unfair that it's Star Wars, because I'm quite ready and willing to put Rebels up there with Avatar: The Last Airbender as some of the finest storytelling every put to long-form animation.


So thank you Filoni and co, for bringing us my all-time favorite Star Wars thing, and honestly one of my all time favorite shows, period. It's gonna be a hell of a feat to top this.




Ezra Bridger, Kanan Jarrus, Hera Syndulla, Sabine Wren, Zeb Orrelios (and Chopper too!) have all earned their spots as beloved characters.




And thank you Kevin and Sean Kiner, for being the John Williams of TV. SW's legacy of phenomenal music does not exclude your work by any means




Come Monday, it's all over.

#486568 General LEGO Discussion

Posted by Spark on 05 February 2018 - 08:00 PM

So I might've made a small purchase this weekend at the Lego Store...





#486507 The Video Game News Thread

Posted by Spark on 01 February 2018 - 11:35 AM

Speaking of delays, did anyone actually think RDR2 was gonna make it for a springtime release?


Hope you didn't bet on that since it's actually coming on October 26th.


Also new screens yo








#486501 The Video Game News Thread

Posted by Spark on 29 January 2018 - 06:40 PM

Look. Take this with a grain of salt because it's rumor milling, but...uh...


Seems like Microsoft might be mulling it's Exclusives problem...to the tune of Buying PUBG, EA and Valve.


Let me repeat that. If the rumors are true, Microsoft is going to attempt to buy EA and Valve.


Oh, and I guess PUBG as well. But whatever.

#486440 The Star Wars Non-Canon TV Show Topic

Posted by Spark on 19 January 2018 - 12:34 PM

#486407 Movie/Television/Disney Entertainment Conglomerate News

Posted by Spark on 11 January 2018 - 09:48 PM



#486374 Movie/Television/Disney Entertainment Conglomerate News

Posted by Spark on 01 January 2018 - 03:50 PM


Season 2! Let's do this. Seems like this season will be covering Books 5-9 (Austere Academy, Ersatz Elevator, Vile Village, Hostile Hospital, and Carnivorous Carnival)


So unless they decide to seriously back pad the end game, that means Season 3 will be enough to cover the whole series, clocking in with Books 10-13

#486363 Movie/Television/Disney Entertainment Conglomerate News

Posted by Spark on 29 December 2017 - 10:45 AM

Someone distract Ocy so he doesn't this pic of Cap rolling up his sleeves:



#486310 Therm Scissorpunch: A Star Wars Story

Posted by Spark on 20 December 2017 - 11:09 PM

Wait, that was a bad thing?

#486264 Therm Scissorpunch: A Star Wars Story

Posted by Spark on 17 December 2017 - 01:31 AM

So spoiler tag one



Spoiler tag two


#486261 Therm Scissorpunch: A Star Wars Story

Posted by Spark on 17 December 2017 - 12:39 AM

My reasoning for putting it up there with ESB is how I feel it's gonna shape film in this Era of the Megafranchises. By now, most of the big established ones like MCU have begun falling into a pattern and expectations that flow in the wind like a tree.


And here TLJ comes along and just mercilessly destroys everything. There's no more real 'set feeling' for Star Wars anymore. Not really. This thing has cast doubt on these committee-dictated 'styles' forced upon movies as of late. And it'll be interesting to see how the wider industry reacts to one of the most visible IPs in the history of entertainment exploding perceptions of it so drastically.

#486255 Therm Scissorpunch: A Star Wars Story

Posted by Spark on 16 December 2017 - 10:13 PM

Right now, I'm of the opinion...


It's no longer a question of IF The Last Jedi is the best SW movie. It's a question of WHEN will it be universally considered so like ESB started to be in the late 90s/early 00s?


People forget the borderline worship of ESB didn't really start until the Prequels were well underway.


For some edited clarification; I'm not declaring ESB as a lesser film anymore. OT is always gonna have a special place. But TLJ just forces me to examine all of my most deep-seating feelings about what Star Wars is or should be.


I have to be honest. My interest and faith in this world had been steadily declining through the cusps of early adulthood, and while TCW and Rebels had been holding the torch for me, TFA was only a middling bump of resurgent interest. I was at the point where if TLJ didn't do anything for me, I was gonna bow out after Rebels ends sometime early next year.


This movie challenged every aspect of my once-strong reverence for Star Wars. And through the fires of examining, deconstructing, and even a little rebuilding, has reforged my love of the series stronger than ever.

#486253 Therm Scissorpunch: A Star Wars Story

Posted by Spark on 16 December 2017 - 07:26 PM