Posts posted by Cordeos
On 11/24/2017 at 4:56 PM, Salacious Snake said:
TOS really does hit the ground running no matter which episode you consider the first one. The original unaired pilot, The Cage? Awesome. The second pilot, Where No Man Has Gone Before? Super Awesome. The first episode to actually air, The Man Trap? A totally solid episode of Star Trek.
Emissary (DS9) is pretty good too.
Maybe its just because I watched TOS after seeing all of TNG, DS9 and VOY but I had a hard time finishing the series. There are only 3 or 4 episodes that I really enjoyed and the first episodes are none of those. Part of the issue is that I find the campyness to be rather off putting. But I also find the lack of character development in TOS to be offputting, I generally dislike episodic shows where everything/everyone is the same at the end of the episode/season/series as they are at the beginning. The TOS movies do much better at this, Undiscovered Country is my favorite Trek film.
Inspired by this RPS article https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/01/09/the-best-pc-game-trailers-ever/
I decided to start a thread of our favorite game trailers. The one that immediately sprung to mind was this trailer for Hitman: Contracts
What are your favorites?
We should just spam minions at Jenna's twitter until slack is back up
I finished Ghost Recon Wildlands last night. The story was pretty terrible, lots of macho bs, drug war apologia and general jingoistic garbage, luckily all cut scenes are skippable so I was able to ignore most of it.
The map is very pretty, a lot of Just Cause vibes in terms of terrain variety swampy jungle, snow mountains, salt flats and everything in between. The part of the game I enjoyed the most was actually item collection. Weapon upgrades are scattered across the map and I wanted all of them to fully tune my equipment so I flew around in a helicopter launching little raids. There is something immensely satisfying about slowly picking off guards in groups of 4 with your squad or calling in a bunch of rebel support and just charging in lobbing grenades. I also like how freeform the game is, to get to the ending you only need to complete half the missions most of which can be done in any way you like.
If anyone is interested in playing I would gladly jump into a coop session. I am Cordeos on Uplay and Steam, hit me up.
All of Discovery is now on on Amazon, and you can get a 3 day free trial if you are up for binging
EDIT: Oops its still broadcasting I guess? So there are two more episodes not on amazon yet, I blew my 3 day free subscription
I bought a lot of games that I don't feel are really 'complete-able', especially the VR titles, which makes my list seem meager. I am getting better about not having a backlog of unplayed games. I think my most played game this year was Hearts of Iron 4 which I got in July of last year. When the China DLC comes out I will dive back into it. Ghost Recon Wildlands is also really fun despite having an awful story. It scratches my Rainbow Six Vegas 2 itch. The squad controls are not super advanced, but slowly marking and clearing a whole base of enemies without getting detected is very fun.
Total Warhammer 2
Full Throttle (I still remembered the solution to almost every puzzle)
Sniper Elite 4
Assassins Creed Origins
Monumental Failure $10
Blood Bowl 2 $11
Genital Jousting $5
Total Warhammer DLC $55
Call of the Starseed $12
Stellaris DLC $20
Full Throttle $12
Cities Skyline DLC $28
Star Trek Bridge Crew $50
Sniper Elite 4 $40
Superhot VR $22
Sniper Elite 3 $12
Sky Rogue $7
L U N E $2
Shogun Total War $2
Total Warhammer 2 + DLC $77
Stardew Valley $15
Rez Infinite $20
Heat Signature $13
Darkest Dungeon $10
Assassins Creed Origins $60
HITMAN DLC $7
Europa Universalis 4 DLC $7
Space Hulk + DLC $15
Castle Crashers $3
Crazy Fishing $8
Ghost Recon Wildlands $40
I tried out Darktable, Photo.net and Gimp before finding PhotoScape. I haven't dug into the more advanced editing tools but it is a solid app for browsing/deleting photos and doing basic cropping and straightening.
My girlfriend got me a DSLR! Nikon D3400, now that I have a good camera any suggestions on photo editing software? I used to just use Picasa but I guess Google removed the download link? Couldn't find it for my new PC.
I primarily use Facebook. I am super aggressive about hiding pages, especially meme or aggregator pages, I want to keep up with friends and family not what dumb jokes they like.
Similarly I have paired Twitter down to just a few people, no celebs, brands, companies etc. I also block retweets from everyone to keep it to just what they themselves tweet.
I like Instagram and use it frequently, also love having an infinite feed of red pandas and kittens.
I have Snapchat but rarely use it as i find it too much of a bother to use two photo apps at the same time.
I enjoyed Homefront The Revolution. It wasn't perfect but the semi-open world urban shooting was nice. I would love a open world shooter set entirely in a ruined city where most buildings can be entered. Homefront The Revolution was the closest a game has come to that. Also being able to customize guns on the fly was super fun.
Looks amazing, I will totally buy it, but could they not have made your partner have Jessica Rabbit hips/butt?
I just started playing Space Hulk Ascension, so far I really like it. Sort of similar to Xcom but meaner
8 hours ago, Ben X said:
Anyone watched Punisher? I don't think I can be bothered unless the general reaction is that it's the best yet, which I haven't sensed elsewhere.
It was better than i expected and far better than Iron Fist. Considering the source material it wasn't ultra violent. It does an ok job dealing with PTSD and government cover ups of war crimes. It was decent background material while i was playing video games.
42 minutes ago, Laco said:
Not to get off topic, but I'm not quite sure what you mean here. If you're referring to the Deathstorm campaign, they seem to be charging ~$30 (for the season pass or just the three individual missions).
Oh, I must have gotten them together on sale lol
What is the best game(s) you've played that came out this year.
Mine would be Sniper Elite 4. I hadn't played any of the previous titles, but have always loved sniping in FPS/TPS games. The large, semi-open levels and slow pace really clicked with me in ways no other shooter has for a long time. Spending 1-2 hours slowly picking off guards in a level was a ton of fun, I am still terrible at playing on more realistic difficulty levels but I got a ton of enjoyment out of the game. Also big props for them releasing 3 more maps for free, considering how DLC crazy the industry is I am happy some companies are still willing to give out content they could have totally justified charging for.
Also still need to get that Hitler nut shot.....
Total War Warhammer 2
Here is a list of what came out this year (I assume its missing a ton of Indie games):
Sending condoms and anal beads to coworkers sounds more like sexual harassment than 'jokes' to me
I lit a boat on fire while two lions were loose on it, was a bit of a mess.
Also blew myself up in the lighthouse of Alexandria with an accidental sword swing.
I have been busy and was only now able to see it in theaters, glad I did because the Visuals were by far my favorite part of the film, especially because overall i thought the film was just ok.
- As I said above its a very pretty film, I think it did a good job of capturing the look of the previous movie.
- This movie did a much better job than the Force Awakens of being a sequel to a beloved film without beating you over the head with references. This is how a decades later sequel should be done.
- While I don't love Joi I did like that they let it be ambiguous how real she is. I am of the opinion that she is simply a well programed hologram and wasn't self aware or making decisions for herself, but was programed to be absolutely devoted and acted accordingly.
- Jared Leto was only in a few scenes.
- The soundtrack was kind of all over the place, it was subtle at times, overdone at times (especially 'emotional' scenes) and the LOUD audio queues were absolutely terrible IMO. I know exactly what parts of the original they are trying to evoke, but when you use it too much it gets grating. Not sure how I felt about them replaying the end music of the original in this one.
- Joi scenes were too long. The rain scene, the sex scene, the death scene were all too long for a character that felt really empty. I would have preferred her being portrayed as an expensive wiafu instead of trying for a Her subplot.
- Multiple scenes were too long and/or unnecessary, the way they handled his memory of the horse was too heavily telegraphed.
- When I thought K was the child I started to get annoyed at the movie for being shitty and tropey. Then I found out he wasn't the child and I was happier, but I was still annoyed at how badly they handled it.
- Fuck Jared Leto, he is well cast in this movie as an asshole because he is one in real life and he sure as hell looks like one. His speeches were tonally off and stupidly super villain, is this honestly the first time he has said all of this to Luv? How is having children and raising them for YEARS better than mass production? Is it because of the memories maybe?
- Seriously fuck Jared Leto, why didn't he get his eyes gouged out?
Also its not a romance scene in the original its straight up rape, I don't like watching the original because of that scene.
2 hours ago, Salacious Snake said:
That's a very photogenic group of cheetahs. Weirdly, I think my favorite subjects are the insects, particularly that very boldly patterned katydid. https://photos.app.goo.gl/HYetXnIlzANyYA0z2
I made an effort to get more bird and insect pictures since they are so often overlooked, it's hard because they are fast and small
I made Red Lobster Biscuits (didn't even think about the fact it fit the new theme)
Also butternut squash baked penne
General Tso's Tofu
I plan on doing home made cheese its for the theme
I really hope season 3 can break out of Hawkins, but I doubt it will. I just think if there is any chance of any change it will have to come along with a change in setting.
I liked season 2, but it felt a bit rehashy and I fear for season 3 if nothing really changes.
Finished getting my photos sorted after my Kenya & Tanzania trip
Bennett Foddy's "Getting Over It" is my favorite game trailer of 2017
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I am just glad we live in a world where we dont have to go to a website called happy puppy to get cheats and guides.