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#485482 Destiny 2: Coming to PC via Blizzard of all people

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 07 September 2017 - 07:13 AM

I've only played the beta intro segment where the Cabal destroy the Tower, but it seems nice. I mean, it pretty much seemed like Destiny to me, but heck, I'll certainly play it now that it's on PC and I don't have to sub to PSN/XBL. If anyone else is on PC, my b.net is SaberScorp#1456

#485459 What Are You Currently Playing?

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 05 September 2017 - 08:49 AM

So I'm still addicted to these bloody online collectible card games I guess. Here's what's new in some of them:


Gwent updated recently, adding 30 new cards and heavily changing a lot of the existing cards, forcing everyone to rethink their old strategies. It worked out great for me at first, because Scoia'tael were powerful as hell, and I'm a Squirrels main anyway. Death to humans! Drive the ape-men into the sea! But just this morning they kinda nerfed some of the best elf cards (Vrihedd Officer, Elven Wardancer), so that might put a damper on my huge Elven winning streak. Might have to try switching back to Dwarves instead, or try building a Movement deck instead of a Mulligan deck. The worst thing you will run into in Gwent is people who save certain super-weapons for their very final play - namely: using Zoltan to move as many of your cards as they can to a single lane and then hitting that lane with Geralt:Igni or Merigold's Hailstorm (which are OP, plz nerf). Really puts a damper on your carefully built-up dwarven battle lines. I try to counter with Sheldon Skaggs, but you must save him until immediately after they play Zoltan... Anyway...


Oh! And CD Projekt also says they will be adding a new single-player story campaign soon, so here's looking forward to that.


Hearthstone has gotten more and more unplayable over time as the "meta" changes. The current meta is simply: "Druid." If you meet a druid player, you might as well just forfeit and get it over with. There are not one but TWO kinds of overpowered druids in the meta: the Jade Golems druid and the Buff Shit Really Fast druid. The latter will utterly destroy you by turn four, and the former will utterly destroy you at any point in the late game.

The Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion added an anti-JadeDruid card that eats all 1-cost spells (meaning no infinite golems for the druid), but it's still not enough. KoFT also added bunch of death knight versions of heroes, but they are hard as hell to play well. The Mage one sounds powerful as crap, but once you actually play it against skilled opponents, you realize it doesn't stand a chance against some of the ridiculous gimmick decks out there, like any Druid or the silly Resurrect Priest. Basically the whole meta is gimmicky netdecks right now.


I also tried out this other game called Elder Scrolls: Legends just for giggles, and as I figured, it's pretty much a 100% Hearthstone ripoff, unlike Gwent. The title page even says "Heroes of Skyrim" exactly like Hearthstone's "Heroes of Warcraft", as if things weren't obvious enough. The only little changes include the two "lanes" of play (one of which stealths any units played to it) and the addition of "runes" (players will draw a card when they are damaged to these stages of health, and some of these cards can be played immediately). Each deck is made of 2 different main card types, which are based on different attributes (back when TES games had those, lol): strength, dexterity, endurance, etc. - but I can't seem to get a good feel for exactly how each deck is supposed to play. They don't each feel as unique as Hearthstone's classes or Gwent's factions. Strength/Agility seems to work best for me, since it's got a good combo of power, lethality, and adaptability to changing board situations.


Fake edit: Also, Gwent has by far the best artwork of any of them, just throwing that out there. Hearthstone is fine but cartoony, and TES:L is passable but looks cheap if you enlarge it. The Gwent art is friggin' stunning at full size. They hire some terrific artists. I've been hunting them all down and following them on Artstation.

#485379 Game of Thrones: What about Ygritte, Jon?

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 21 August 2017 - 09:09 AM

So, I haven't watched this show since season 5, but from what I'm hearing, basically exactly this happened?


#485063 Official Wulfgard Q&A Topic

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 01 July 2017 - 11:44 AM

Does Wulfgard have an afterlife? I.e. what happens after death? Or is that an unknown that you're not planning on revealing?


Every individual has a soul that lives on after the death of their body. The fate of that soul varies. Some might linger in the mortal world, due to a curse or some other powerful force. Most hope to pass to some afterlife or another, usually by proving themselves worthy to the gods they follow. The Achaeans believe they will go before a panel of judges in the Underworld, to end up in either Elysium, the Asphodel Fields, or Tartarus. Those in Kemhet believe that upon death, their heart will be weighed against a feather, and if their heart is heavy with sin, then it will be devoured by Ammit and destroyed forever - otherwise, they will pass into the immortal afterlife in the paradise of Aaru. Nordlings hope to die a heroic death so that the Valkyries may judge them worthy to pass to Valahalla, where they will feast and fight until the coming of Ragnarok and the end of all things. Otherwise, they will end up in Hel.


Those souls forsaken by all the gods and judges of the afterlife usually fall into the clutches of the Demon Lords, depending on their most prominent vice in life. A particularly greedy man, who hoarded wealth without compassion for the less fortunate, might fall under the dominion of Baal, while a traitor who betrayed the trust of his brethren might find himself in the realm of Orcus. The Demon Lords torture these souls for eternity, using their power to fuel their endless wars, for the demon who possesses more souls has greater power.


These are the generally accepted beliefs, though of course the exact nature of the afterlife and the soul remain mysterious, especially to most mortal beings in the world of the living... at least, until they die.

#485059 The Video Game News Thread of waiting for PSX for DMC5

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 01 July 2017 - 08:27 AM

Just posting some amusing game related tweets:









#484975 General LEGO Discussion

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 23 June 2017 - 07:26 AM

MFW when I saw the brightly colored sets that came with them:




For some reason that's the style Marvel seems to be going for with this Thor movie - lots of bright, clashing colors. Flip through some of these photos and look at the costumes/backgrounds: http://ew.com/movies...st-look-photos/

The whole movie looks more like Thor got dropped into a Guardians of the Galaxy sequel than a Thor movie akin to the previous two. I know Marvel wanted to make this a "soft Hulk movie" of sorts, mixing in elements of the "Planet Hulk" storyline from the comics, so maybe this is a byproduct of that. All the solo movies have to be Avengers quasi-sequels now... :\


In other Lego superhero news, I finally found the Wonder Woman set in a store yesterday:



For some reason, I see piles of the Spiderman Homecoming set everywhere - even though the movie's not even out - but this is the first time I've ever seen this one. And it was just one of them, stuffed in a corner. Weird. Set seems to be only loosely based on the movie too.



EDIT: Also, LEGO has been tweeting out pictures of the new Ninjago CMF line. Here are a few:


#484917 Nightstalker's Junk

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 19 June 2017 - 11:52 AM

That's an awesome keep, dude. I love a nice, solid, square keep.  :lego_grin:


Just last night I felt an itching to build an epic LEGO castle... either a Wulfgard thing, or Kaer Morhen... hmm...

#484829 General LEGO Discussion

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 14 June 2017 - 11:06 AM

My goodness, those have a lot of studdy surfaces. :P

#484790 E3 2017: Everything was Metroid

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 12 June 2017 - 10:12 PM



Capcom why?


You know your character models could use some tweaking when they come out looking uncomfortably similar to a Rob Liefeld drawing...






I'm sure the characters look much better in action in the game, but I kinda miss the stylized, heavily contrasted, comic-y look of MvC3.

#484714 E3 2017: Everything was Metroid

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 11 June 2017 - 09:41 PM

Well, that was... something. That was a 2 game? Wolfenstein... 2? Last time I played Wolfenstein 1, the whole story was "ride this elevator through a castle, shooting everyone on every floor, then kill Hitler". Would prefer something more like that ala the new DOOM, instead of... whatever the heck that was. Oh well.


Anyway this presentation was seriously lacking in The Todd. Where was Todd?? I wanted to hear some sweet little lies. :( Also no rumored sci-fi game. Disappointing.

#484710 E3 2017: Everything was Metroid

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 11 June 2017 - 09:24 PM

Quake: Overwatch


something old, something new, everything borrowed, nothing original. :P

#484693 E3 2017: Everything was Metroid

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 11 June 2017 - 05:09 PM

EDIT - While this fellow waffles about the tech specs we already knew, let's appreciate that the initials of X Box One X are XBOX :P


That is pretty neat. But since it's not called the Scorpio, I am no longer under any obligation to buy it. Phew! Saves me some cash. :lol:

#484646 E3 2017: Everything was Metroid

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 10 June 2017 - 02:42 PM

Anthem looks pretty uninspiring. So this means BioWare and Bethesda are both doing a space thing. I wonder if either of them will be RPG's? Oh wait... BioWare and Bethesda. So these days, probably not. :P

Wonder if there's any possibility of seeing some Cyberpunk 2077 stuff from CDprojekt this year...


Kingdom Come: Deliverance


Ah, there's what I was gonna post! Been looking forward to this one a long time now. Hope it's as cool as it sounds.

#484622 moving Wicktures that you are watching

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 07 June 2017 - 08:15 AM

I hate the fact how every single thing that involves Greek Mythology has to take a crap on the source material like that. The God of War games do this the most, and it's why I will probably never play them unless I want to see how much they destroy the original source material. That sequel to that remake of the Clash of the Titans film does that too, but at least it's somewhat more interesting than an angry white man killing everything cool in Greek Mythology. At least Wonder Woman didn't have Hades as the main villain like in every single modern interpretation of Greek Mythology ever, or else I probably wouldn't even think of seeing it.


I know, right? I really hate this trend of killing off the gods. It seems really popular lately. I've noticed similar themes in a ton of the RPG video games I've played, like "the gods are dead" (WoW: Legion, Dragon Age: Inquisition), "the gods are leaving or losing power" (Titan Quest, Pillars of Eternity), etc. etc. It's getting pretty old.


I agree about Hades too - I thought the same thing. Making Ares the main villain makes more sense, since he was a much bigger asshole in the myths than Hades ever was. And at least Zeus and the other gods still seem to have been goodguys. Oh well, still enjoyed the movie.

#484607 moving Wicktures that you are watching

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 04 June 2017 - 05:36 PM


^ That should be the title of the third movie, honestly. At this point, he pretty much has to.
So, I saw Wonder Woman. It was great! Certainly leagues (heh) better than Batman v. Superman, in which Wonder Woman was my favorite part anyway. Which brings me straight away to one of my biggest complaints about WW: Did they really have to include the little "frame story" type scenes at the beginning and end, showing her in Bruce Wayne's base, looking at the old photo from BvS and then emailing Bruce about it? I know we have to tie everything in with the "cinematic universe" these days, but I felt like those scenes detracted from this movie. Mainly because they served to remind the viewer how uggghhhh BvS was, and because they were just kind of jarring and out-of-place. They made the movie feel... cheaper somehow, I dunno. But then, I vastly prefer solo stories and don't care about the Justice League at all, so ymmv.
Anyway, everything else was really good. Gal Godot is gorgeous and does a fantastic job as the Amazon princess. Why did we doubt she could pull it off again? I can't even remember now. :P I enjoyed the angle of Diana being mostly naive about the world of mortal men, which makes her innately optimistic and hopeful and leads to some funny fish-out-of-water scenes. The part where she sees a baby for the first time was kind of adorable. Chris Pine did a great job in his role too. Like Wolfy said, he actually gets to do more Kirk things here than he's gotten to do in the entire Trek reboot trilogy, or at least the last 2 movies: he gets some romance and a shirtless fully buck-ass nekkid scene, lol.
The ending was the lowest point of the movie.

Overall, it's a good, classic superhero movie, which the DC movie universe has been sorely lacking. I recommend it. It does leave some questions unanswered though, mainly: What the heck was Wonder Woman doing in the time between World War I and the modern day? What did she do during WWII? Did she just leave that one to Captain America?
fake edit: Oh, I did hate it how they killed off the entire Ancient Greek pantheon of gods though. I fear Marvel is going to do the same thing with the Norse pantheon too. As a big mythology fan: bah. :|