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Phaedrus

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#488187 The Video Game News Thread

Posted by Phaedrus on 16 January 2019 - 09:34 AM

In six years they've managed to only put out the same game twice, and a bunch of garbage mobile games. I'm incredibly confused about what the hell EA is doing with this license.

From Reddit:

If you look at the six years between say... 2002 and 2008, we had the following games, (excluding kiddy titles, shit mobile tie ins, and not double counting expansions of already listed games):

Bounty Hunter, Galactic Battlegrounds: CC, Attack of the Clones, Racer Revenge, Jedi Starfighter, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Star Wars Galaxies, KOTOR1, Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, Rogue Squadron III, Battlefront, KOTOR2, Republic Commando, Revenge of the Sith, Battlefront II, Empire at War, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Star Wars II, LEGO Star Wars Complete, Battlefront: Renegade Squadron, and The Force Unleashed.

6 years, 20 games spanning FPS, RTS, third person action game, flight combat games, MMO and racing games.


Not all of those games were winners. But at least we had any games at all.


#488142 The New! HALO Thread - Hosted by Spark

Posted by Phaedrus on 21 December 2018 - 10:07 PM

 

Are we talking about Star Wars or Halo?

 

Yes.




#488139 The New! HALO Thread - Hosted by Spark

Posted by Phaedrus on 20 December 2018 - 05:24 PM

Yeah, Halo is one of those series' that is definitely guilty of having a lot of plot elements kinda fly under the radar, especially for first-time or casual players. A lot of important characters, backstory, and overall plot information is contained within the plethora of expanded universe material. At the time of Halo 2's release, there was already 3 novels and graphic novel that definitely provided more context for the events and characters than you could find in the games. Not 'mandatory reading' by any means, but pretty helpful.

 

Also, Halo CE:A and Halo 2:A both contain terminals scattered throughout their respective campaigns that play short-ish, animated comic-style videos that shed light on a lot of stuff. You may have stumbled upon a few during your play through so far, but they are kinda disjointed if not viewed in order. 

 

 

 

Check those out if you are interested in Halo universe world-building!




#488117 The Movie News and John Wick Appreciation Thread

Posted by Phaedrus on 11 December 2018 - 10:32 AM

No one's gonna post the megaton trailers that have been dropping lately? 

 

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Captain Marvel (Trailer 2)

 

Avengers: Endgame

 

Godzilla II: King of the Monsters (Trailer 2)

 

It's gonna be an exciting summer!

 




#488089 What Are You Currently Playing?

Posted by Phaedrus on 05 December 2018 - 08:28 PM

I'm finally going to play all the Halos.


I feel like this is truly a momentous occasion. I think you should commemorate it with a full Ocelot Write UpTM for each entry in the series. :P


#487883 Cyberpunk 2077: CD Projekt Red's Next GOAT

Posted by Phaedrus on 27 August 2018 - 02:47 PM

J A C K  M E  I N




#487617 D3 2018: The DMC5 Display Demonstration

Posted by Phaedrus on 12 June 2018 - 09:39 AM

lol @ nintendo

more like

no-games-doe !!!


#487543 D3 2018: The DMC5 Display Demonstration

Posted by Phaedrus on 10 June 2018 - 09:00 PM

Well barring an act of God or either Sony or Nintendo pulling out some absolutely earth-shattering megatons, it looks like M$oft has this E3 squared away. What an incredible conference for them.

Halo is coming back to PC on an engine that isn't 15 years old. I can die happy now.


#486994 Star Wars Movies and Disney Fanfiction Thread

Posted by Phaedrus on 09 April 2018 - 11:12 PM

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Ah man, ya had me going there. I really thought it was Jedi Master Yarael Poof...


#486580 Star Wars Movies and Disney Fanfiction Thread

Posted by Phaedrus on 06 February 2018 - 05:03 PM

Yes, I realize alternate history has been around since, well, history. It's not the genre that is concerning but rather the subject matter. And the circumstances surrounding the development of it. I know they think they're being topical and trendy by creating a controversial show, but having a couple of white dudes (who already are sexist/misogynist in their writing, might as well add racist to the mix) create a story that is more or less a white supremacist's wet dream is just not cool, no matter how you spin it.

Do I think they will do the same sort of thing with the Star Wars brand? No, and Disney would pull the plug on them faster than you can say "Mickey Mouse" if they did. But they are proven to be problematic in their writing and direction, and Star Wars really doesn't need their particular brand of 'shock factor'in its cinematic universe.

Speaking of cinematic universes, SW is going to get too big. I guess we should have seen this coming the second ol' George cashed his cheque, but I had hope Star Wars wasn't gonna go the Marvel route. But with Solo coming out this year, episode IX coming next, Johnson's trilogy and now however many movies these jabronis are gonna make... the forecast is cloudy with a chance of Star Wars for the restof eternity. And it doesn't look good.


#486576 Star Wars Movies and Disney Fanfiction Thread

Posted by Phaedrus on 06 February 2018 - 04:15 PM

I mean, they're also the same guys making that god-awful 'alternate history' Civil War crap. You know, white guys making their own fan fiction about "what if we could still have slaves that'd be cool".

Game of Thrones is alright but those two are the last people I would want to touch Star Wars.


#486574 Star Wars Movies and Disney Fanfiction Thread

Posted by Phaedrus on 06 February 2018 - 03:52 PM

I'm on mobile and can't make linking work but Disney just handed a new 'series' of Star Wars movies (unrelated to Skywalker Saga OR the trilogy Rian Johnson is making) to David Benioff and D.B. Weiss of Game of Thrones fame.

Maybe this actually the darkest timeline. Star Wars was a mistake, you guys.


#486561 Star Wars Movies and Disney Fanfiction Thread

Posted by Phaedrus on 05 February 2018 - 01:08 PM

Can we talk about Lando Gambino though?

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This movie could be worse than all the prequels combined and I would still be here for this.


#486415 The Random Video Game Stuff Thread

Posted by Phaedrus on 14 January 2018 - 06:55 PM

Warning: language

https://youtu.be/P6ODTQKhaXk

The dunk has spoken


#486283 Star Wars Movies and Disney Fanfiction Thread

Posted by Phaedrus on 19 December 2017 - 10:45 AM

Taken from a friend on Facebook:

"I feel like that scene in The Last Jedi where the one Rebel trooper tastes the ground and goes "hmm... salt" was an accurate forecast of the reception to this amazing film."