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General Discussion / Re: Star Wars: Ahsoka
September 14, 2023, 12:22:31 AM
So I'm now caught up with all of the episodes. I'm definitely digging it. Overall it feels a tad hollow but there's still enough meat on the bone to make it worthwhile.

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Anaking scenes
were the highlight for me so far. The flashbacks were really cool. Seeing that stuff visualized in live action was nice.
Finished the Twisted Metal show and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Season 1 is only 10 episodes but there didn't seem to be much filler. I do recommend it if anyone wants something to jump into but don't want to watch multiple seasons.
General Discussion / Re: Star Wars: Ahsoka
September 04, 2023, 08:12:21 PM
I've only seen episode 1 so far. I'm interested in Sabine and what will happen there but the dialogue seems very wooden to me. Just finished watching other shows so I'll jump back in soon.
General Discussion / Re: Secret Invasion - Disney+
September 04, 2023, 08:09:47 PM
No additional thoughts. I guess I'm just waiting for Loki S2 at this point. Seems to be one of those shows where Marvel will make it more relevant down the line but on the surface doesn't seem to bring much to the table.
General Discussion / Re: Secret Invasion - Disney+
July 30, 2023, 12:54:46 AM
They definitely should've made this into a movie. My tin foil hat guess would be Disney+ needed more content so they converted this into a show.

The last episode was decent and introduces another villain that will probably culminate in Secret Wars.

With Marvel cutting down on production in general, I wonder how it's all going to turn out. Hopefully more focused.
General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Grindspine
July 30, 2023, 12:51:22 AM
Happy Birthday!!
General Discussion / Re: Secret Invasion - Disney+
July 21, 2023, 01:49:06 AM
Episode was pretty intriguing and Olivia Colman is doing a great acting job, in my opinion. Seems like a lot of the story was going through the motions to get to these final two episodes. I hope they at least have a serviceable ending.

Of course they ended the episode with...

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Fury getting his spy gear and calling in a special favor from someone. Not going to lie, they got me somewhat excited to see who they exactly get for the cameo.
Quote from: BLUEVOODU on July 14, 2023, 09:20:38 PMNo one had a chance to check this out?  Did anyone check out the 1st spider-verse ?

Going to be another streaming movie for me. Didn't get a chance to watch it in theaters, and in all honesty, I'm not missing that experience. But that's another topic.

LOVED the first spider-verse. The art style, the story, everything was awesome. I can't wait for the sequel to pop up already.
General Discussion / Re: Secret Invasion - Disney+
July 07, 2023, 08:38:34 PM
Quote from: retro junkie on July 06, 2023, 05:12:09 PMIf this series has only six episodes, I would have to say,"failure" at this point.

I'm not sure if I would go that far yet. Episode 2 felt really strong. Episode 3 was so-so but had some good moments. I do think it's opening itself up to a lot of continuity errors with the backstory they're filling in.

Quote from: retro junkie on July 06, 2023, 05:12:09 PM
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Here I see an old man who has given up, weak has been. He is alone, mostly. He is literally crawling out of the shadows of what seems like despair? I thought that Captain Marvel flew out in front of the spaceship to find these aliens a home at the end of her first movie. What happened with that? And now we have over a million of these guys on earth? You would think that there would be more activity in recruiting on their part instead of being a two man team. Really, what good could they do?

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I'm not sure if I see someone who has given up. If anything, he's desperate because he doesn't know who to trust anymore. Which makes sense. He screwed up by not being on Earth and keeping tabs on the Skrulls.

As for the recruiting, I think it goes back to not knowing who you can trust anymore. They already showed his wife has defecting to Gravik and he caught that. So he probably doesn't want to advertise too much that he's hunting Skrulls. It already got Maria Hill killed, which at this point, looks to be permanent.

As for what happened in the Captain Marvel movie, I'm hoping they fill that in during the sequel.

Anyone watch the Hulu show The Bear?

It's about an award winning chef taking over his dead brother's sandwich shop. The premise sounds basic but it's a really entertaining show and well acted. The characters are great. I definitely recommend this show. All episodes of seasons 1 and 2 are up.
General Discussion / Re: Secret Invasion - Disney+
June 22, 2023, 11:58:03 PM
I completely forgot about this show until I started seeing articles for reviews pop up about 2 weeks ago. I watched episode 1 and so far it's intriguing. They got a lot of big actors for this show which is nice.

Although, not a fan of...

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Killing Maria Hill. Or at least, the possibility of her being dead. I wouldn't be surprised if this is a fake-out and she shows up later. If that is the case, I hope it's done well.
It's been really difficult lately to get to the theater. Just been working and then not feeling like going out from being mentally spent. Looks like this will be another Disney+ watch for me.
@retro junkie You sound like me back when I took the full plunge to Linux a year and a half ago. It has since become my daily driver computer.

You're seriously piquing the tinkerer in me and I really want to get a chromebook now, lol. I  started looking into them more and stumbled across this website - Chrome Unboxed. Check it out if you haven't already.
Just finished watching Mrs. Davis. The trailers were intriguing but after reading on other forums how good it was, decided to give it a watch. This show is not what I expected and it's currently my favorite new show of 2023.

Also finished Ted Lasso and although it's generally a good show with lots of positivity, it got a bit disjointed in the last season. Seemed to be all over the place and lots of story happened outside of the camera. There were many times where all of a sudden characters would have a change of heart but you never see why exactly. It's sad because it started out so great.

@BLUEVOODU Season 2 is pretty strong. Season 3 can be a bit of a slog but Season 4 is where it truly becomes great and doesn't really let up. I hope you enjoy the show.
This topic has been really tempting me to get one. I actually needed a new budget laptop for work purposes and unfortunately need Windows for VPN software. Settled for an Acer Aspire 5.

I plan to kind of treat it as a chromebook. Do everything through the Google Suite and leave the internal storage clear of files as much as I can. I love Google Sheets. It's gotten to the point that Microsoft Excel (although much more powerful) feels bloated to me.

@retro junkie Let us know how the Wacom works. Would be good to see a cheaper alternative to an iPad/iPad Pro.
Finally saw it this weekend. Overall, on its' own, it felt like the worst of the Ant-Man trilogy but the implications for the MCU are MASSIVE! Definitely required viewing just because of that. And just to be clear, I don't think it's a horrible movie, just a little weak. I think the dialogue was a little rough and a lot of it fell flat for me but it still had some really good moments.

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It subverted my expectations. I fully thought Cassie was going to take over the movie but they kept her as the young hero still learning and accepting that, which was nice. I also hope other movies touch on Kang's origin and powers. The movie did a great job showing how powerful he is but not really explaining why (or what) he is.
Chromebooks are decent little machines. The Google app suite is really solid. My company uses Google Docs and Sheets all the time. They're pretty powerful and you don't need to store everything locally. I started taking free online classes from Coursera to learn them and I haven't felt a need to go back to Microsoft yet.

I've thought about getting one just as a general purpose laptop, but as you saw @retro junkie , the OS can become outdated quickly depending on the manufacturer. Glad yours decided to extend it a couple more years. Not bad for $44.

I do recommend setting up Google's 2FA security if you haven't already as well. It's pretty convenient if you have an Android phone.
Yep, that was one of the things I did a while back and checked off the  Follow topics I create and reply to  box and it helped a little bit but that's when I learned you have to manually follow topics and boards.

What's weird is that I didn't get an alert for the last reply you just posted in here. I guess whenever there's a new topic or something I'll go and manually follow it if it's something I'm interested in.
So far it really depends. Seems I have to manually choose to watch topics in order to get notifications about replies. I'm supposed to get alerts for New Topics as well since I selected to watch every board I'm interested in but sometimes they don't come through.

Used to be that I would get an alert for every new topic or new reply in a topic that I had already commented in automatically.
General Discussion / Re: Mandalorian Season 3 - D+
April 22, 2023, 12:08:56 AM
Quote from: Grindspine on April 21, 2023, 09:52:33 PM
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both the praetorian guards and any Mandolorian kill shots were aimed at weak points in the armor; the neck & shoulder joints

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Seeing Din Djarin shank fools in the throat was peak star wars for me.  :happydance:
General Discussion / Re: Mandalorian Season 3 - D+
April 20, 2023, 01:44:30 AM
Season Finale!!

Alright, that episode made up for a lot of the jankiness of this season. Really strong ending.

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This did the whole homage to the original trilogy better than the Episode 7. Felt much more organic and not as forced.

Quote from: BLUEVOODU on April 17, 2023, 01:04:01 PMno... no ... no no no no  ;D

The last episode was amazing... I really like where they are going with this season.

lol, hard for me to argue. It was definitely a solid episode.

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you know... it was a bit interesting to see the Elite Praetorian Guards take down Paz with their weapons.  There must've been armor damage or something... but the 1 weapon went right through the front.  I was a bit baffled at that.

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Probably some special Mandalore item
General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Targetrasp!
April 18, 2023, 01:04:56 AM
Happy Birthday!!!
General Discussion / Re: Mandalorian Season 3 - D+
April 13, 2023, 02:02:57 AM
Back to back posts!

This last episode (7) was really good in my opinion. They're setting up big things and I suspect it will spill over to the Ahsoka series.

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The new Dark Troopers are pretty cool. Hopefully they get used a lot more in further SW stuff.
General Discussion / Re: Mandalorian Season 3 - D+
April 01, 2023, 06:46:37 PM
After watching the latest episode, I like that it's now focusing on Mandalorians more and shifting away from Grogu. I'm sure he'll have a big part later but the way this episode ended got me a little hyped, not going to lie.

Except for the Moff Gideon stuff. Seemed a bit forced on that cliff hanger. We'll see how it turns out.
Meant to go see it and just too many things came up. I think at this point going to wait for Disney+.

I've seen some reviews about it but didn't get too deep into them so that I can go in fresh.
General Discussion / Re: Mandalorian Season 3 - D+
March 21, 2023, 10:22:15 PM
Thought the first episode was not great. Episodes 2 & 3 were much better. I hope it stays that way.

The whole mandalorian religion story line is testing my patience, lol. But looks like that might be resolved this season.  :)
Quote from: BLUEVOODU on March 21, 2023, 07:50:48 PMI know this is awhile later, but how did the last 2 episodes go in your mind?  Awesome still?

I think the penultimate episode was one of the best episodes in the season, along with episode 3. The last episode was pretty good in my opinion. I'm trying not to reveal much for you since the show is still a bit fresh.

I give this show a 9 out of 10.
General Discussion / The Last of Us TV Show - HBO Max
February 27, 2023, 11:42:59 PM
Not sure how many of you are watching this but I am and I have to say it is a phenomenal piece of television. It takes the game source material and expands it the right way. There's only two episodes left to air but if they stick the landing as they have been all season then I see this as going down as one of the all time great TV series.

This is how people must've felt when Game of Thrones was going on those first few seasons. It genuinely feels like an event every episode. Pop some popcorn, turn off the lights and raise the volume on the home theater system type of TV.

This hopefully shows production companies that you can make actual good cinema out of video game properties. It's a little bittersweet for me. This is how I wished the Resident Evil franchise was treated for the get-go, rather than the ultra cheesy crap we've gotten over the years. But we ended up with this show so I'll take it.
General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Retrojunkie!
February 27, 2023, 11:29:40 PM
Happy belated Birthday!

That's a great haul there!
Quote from: BLUEVOODU on February 27, 2023, 06:14:06 PMI completely forgot about Metroid Prime Remastered.  Crap... did they launch a steel book?    I couldn't find anything physical release wise for Metroid Prime Remastered... IE any in stock. 

This physical release has been a big sore spot with gamers since last week. Nintendo either intentionally limited the release (to force people to buy digital) or underestimated the demand as there are currently no news on whether they will ship more. The prices on Ebay are starting to rise as they are going for nearly double the price right now.

Quote from: BLUEVOODU on February 27, 2023, 06:14:06 PMWOOT WOOOOTTTT  :great: That's awesome lol.  Congratulations, @CreepinDeth  How are you liking it so far?

It's pretty cool! Although, I mostly just installed PS4 games, lol. I let my wife take it over and play Horizon: Zero Dawn since I'm currently going through Resident Evil Remakes 1, 2 & 3 in preparation for 4 next month.

I did set up her Steam Deck to stream the PS5 with Chiaki while I played on the TV with the Series X. The local streaming is so good. The input lag is so minuscule it's practically indistinguishable. - Online Shopping for Digital Codes, Video Games, Toys, Music, Electronics & more