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General Discussion / Re: Mandalorian Season 3 - D+
March 29, 2023, 10:36:27 PM
Dude... Bo Katan is awesome.

If anyone hasn't seen the last few episodes of The Clone Wars animated series or missed Rebels, you've missed a massive backstory. Bo Katan and her family are central to the story of Mandalore. I am so glad that they were able to get Katie Sackhoff to play the live action Bo Katan after she did the voice acting for both The Clone Wars and Rebels.

In the most recent episode, did anyone catch a certain Lasan character who may have been a crew member of the Ghost?
General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday SpartanEvolved!
February 26, 2023, 12:35:39 PM
Happy birdthdayyy!  ;D

General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Retrojunkie!
February 22, 2023, 11:22:02 PM
Happy birdthday

General Discussion / Re: Calendar Missing Events
February 22, 2023, 11:20:50 PM
World 9-3.. world 9-3.. *chanting
Still easier than Back 4 Blood's second act so far...  or any Souls-like game.
Loser! (La-Hooo Sa-Her) / Re: Back 4 Blood
February 19, 2023, 07:45:09 PM
We'll give it another run soon. Maybe even will do a livestream on it and discuss in a new episode of World 9-3?
General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday - Mastermario
February 12, 2023, 02:49:04 PM
I try to avoid posting adult Links, but you asked for them!

Cloud Gaming / Re: Google Stadia - Dead
February 12, 2023, 02:36:59 PM
It came and went without ever grabbing my attention.
General Discussion / Re: Happy Halloween - Early
February 12, 2023, 02:36:16 PM
We really need to photoshop a giant anime sword on your back for any and all selfies.  :great:
General Discussion / Re: Mysterious Benedict Society - D+
February 12, 2023, 02:35:00 PM
I really thought that you were giving it a grade of D+ and dismissed it as not worth watching. I will have to follow-up on that!
General Discussion / Re: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
February 12, 2023, 02:34:09 PM
I saw it last night. The tributes to Chadwick Boseman were great. The actors who reprised roles from the first movie all did outstanding jobs. The casting was quite solid.

The antagonist was a little bit ridiculous in being overpowered. Just happening to find a genius MIT student who rivals Tony Stark and can build an Iron Man suit is total convenient plot armor, figuratively and literally. The blue water people being able to insta-heal just got a bit silly.[/spoilers]

So, the acting was great. Some of the writing was too loose for my liking though. 7/10 overall; it made for a great action flick with great tribute work, but lacks the nuance of more thoughtful writing for the main plot.
General Discussion / Re: Calendar Missing Events
February 12, 2023, 02:29:33 PM
Schedule some events for World 9-3 podcasts too, while you're at it.  :great:
General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday - Mastermario
February 11, 2023, 03:57:25 PM
I already said happy birthday elsewhere, butttt... happy birthday again!  :happydance:
General Discussion / Mario Kart SNL
February 05, 2023, 09:59:09 PM
Mario Kart, SNL style... uhm..

Annd to celebrate the forum upgrade, I did some hard drive and OS upgrades to our computers at home! I know an m.2 will blow away any SATA III drive, but since Renee's older laptop and my older desktop both had room for an EVO 870, in they went!
General Discussion / Re: Bad Batch Season 2 - Disney+
January 17, 2023, 06:04:11 PM
The Clone Wars series got really, really good as the series progressed. The final three episodes ending with Order 66 marked the end of the Clone Wars, so it was a perfect place to continue with Bad Batch. The animation, voice acting, storylines, and moody soundtrack are epic in this.

Renee and I are rewatching Star Wars: Rebels as well, currently.
A Winner Is You / Re: Lunar Legend - GBA
January 17, 2023, 06:01:49 PM
Quote from: BLUEVOODU on January 17, 2023, 07:30:49 AMLOL... wait... you're an adult, @Grindspine ?

I try not to be, but am failing at that ambition lately.
A Winner Is You / Re: Lunar Legend - GBA
January 09, 2023, 09:57:12 PM
I mostly used my GBA back when I had breaks between classes. Once my girlfriend (now wife) started stealing the GBA, I started using it far less. I used to game a lot more when I was a student working two part-time jobs. Working full-time day shift kinda kills gaming vibes so much of the time.

It's the conundrum of being an adult; now I have money for more games and no energy or time to play them! :(
General Discussion / Re: test new topic
December 30, 2022, 01:05:13 PM

My internet was down for a few days after the storm. It doesn't look like I remember it "before the storm."
Why do all of the weapons break on EVERY enemy encounter?

I remember that games like Diablo II had a durability stat on weapons. Sure, they'd break if you were really negligent about repairs when you visit a town. With Breath of the Wild, I go through multiple melee weapons with every moblin group I encounter. Also, bows shattering while just drawing the string even though arrow are depleted is just.. silly.

Anyone else completely dumbfounded by the game design on this one?
I don't know if I have ever seen one in person. Was yours behind that air purifier tower next to your TV?
General Discussion / Re: Star Wars: Andor
December 18, 2022, 08:30:39 PM
Yeah, that guy and his mom suck.. but I think that's the point. They are setting him up to be a creep. He's an overachiever who listens to no one. He's a zealot. He is just generally distasteful. His mother is annoying and overbearing. He ends up being almost stalker-ish at points. They are crafting him as a creep to the highest degree. He's not "evil" in the traditional sense, but they are creating a character who is believable.

Yeah, this show is dramatic on a level that I never expected from Star Wars or Disney.
General Discussion / Re: Star Wars: Andor
December 03, 2022, 03:16:07 PM
I liked that Andor, as a series, was a bit more relatable. It is cool to see Jedi and Sith, but it is more difficult to relate.

Also, in opposition to the prequel trilogy, this series had real backgrounds and real sets. They did not add CGI every other scene. It seemed like a more tangible, relatable world, but still had the epic feel of a galactic scope.

It also has the looming dread of knowing what is to come with what the empire is building.
General Discussion / Re: Star Wars: Andor
November 25, 2022, 02:50:24 AM
So, after episode 6, Renee and I thought that was the complete series. I started seeing a bunch of reviews, as if the show was still happening. So, Renee and I just finished the second half of the season...

That show cultivated drama more effectively than anything I have seen. It was serious tension with a palpable, real-world feel, though it was still set in the Star Wars Empire era galaxy.

I am floored by how good that series was.

Also, at the end of the last episode, there is an end credits scene.
General Discussion / Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
November 25, 2022, 02:47:24 AM
You know what happens to all the ghosts of all the turkeys after Thanksgiving?

Spoiler: ShowHide
They become poultrygeists...

Happy thxgiving!!
Sometimes brick walls have meat.

The NES TMNT was one of those games that I beat once, then never picked it up again. That game was hard beyond the point of challenging and far into the zone of being frustrating. I spent most of 5th grade trying to beat that game. I think that 7th grade was dominated by Castlevania III, then 8th grade into freshman year was Mega Man 7. Those three games were all a pain to beat. I remember Castlevania more fondly though.
Renee and I played through Turtles in Time in one sitting. There is a bit of nostalgia there, but that game's responsiveness has not aged well.

I think we'll have to go straight back to the TMNT arcade game. I spent so many quarters on that back in the nineties!

I do not want to ever play the NES original TMNT game by Ultra though. That water level still gives me the shivers!
General Discussion / Re: Happy Halloween - Early
November 06, 2022, 10:47:28 AM
Just don't start yelling about "get off my lawn!" and you'll be okay.  :))