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  1. Star Wars VII - Open spoilers

    Oh, damn. It was a VFX showreel of Episode 7. There's a good mix of practical and CG effects!
  2. Star Wars VII - Open spoilers
  3. Movie/TV recommendations

    I've heard that the first book at least is like that but the rest aren't as bad. I also heard the TV series starts with a later book than the first one.
  4. Movie/TV recommendations

    The Shannara Chronicles just premiered. The first episode is officially online for free (in the U.S. I believe): It's cliché and cheesy in a lot of ways and it's not exactly deep. But it's fun, and as a fan of the Fantasy genre I think it's great that it's airing. Slade Wilson is my favourite character so far. (It's based on the book series by Terry Brooks, which I haven't read.)
  5. DS9 is awesome! And it has some great characters, including a couple people from the TNG crew. Like most of the Star Trek series the first couple seasons are pretty rough in a lot of ways though. The status of Sisko's hair on his face and head roughly tracks the show's progress in that regard.
  6. Star Wars VII - Open spoilers

    I just saw it for the second time. I wouldn't be surprised if Rey is Luke's daughter - but I also wouldn't be surprised if she's not family to any of them. I want Finn and Poe to get together.
  7. Star Wars VII - Open spoilers

    That's addressed in the second season of Star Wars Rebels actually (which is set in between the prequels and the original series). The clones were adults during the Clone Wars, so I doubt there would be any left by the time of the events of The Force Awakens.
  8. Star Wars VII - Open spoilers

    That's a fair point, I guess it's ambiguous until the next movies come out.
  9. Star Wars VII - Open spoilers

    I think I remember Finn saying he was taken from his birth-parents and raised as a stormtrooper. Maybe I'm mistaken though.
  10. Life

    That's awesome! I can't speak for Lansbury's software in particular of course, but it tends to be the case that if poor assumptions are made in a low-level part of a software as it's developed, it will spread to every part and it'll be really hard to fix those assumptions later without tearing everything down.
  11. Psychonauts 2

    Spacebase was not a kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.
  12. Cartoons!

    Greg Baldwin (who was Mako Iwamatsu's student) voiced Aku in the Samurai Jack video game. He also voiced Iroh in A:TLA season 3, after Mako passed away. It'll probably be him.
  13. Jessica Jones is my favourite TV show of this year, I think. Here's a pretty good article that highlights some of why I like it (minor spoilers): - I don't really agree with their opinion about the subplot they talk about though.
  14. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"
  15. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    On that topic, here's a blog post from Ursula Vernon, one of the people who got pushed out of the list of nominees because of the Puppy slates (numbers were released after the awards went out which show where various votes went): George R. R. Martin hosted a Hugo losers party after the main awards, and gave out several awesome trophies (dubbed 'Alfies') to people including Ursula. He's written some more excellent blog posts on the Hugos, the post-event losers party, and the Alfies: Part 1: 'Hugo Aftermath' Part 2: 'The Hugo Losers Party' Part 3: 'What's it All About, Alfie?' Part 4: 'The Alfies'
  16. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    I could be interpreting things incorrectly, but I think megaspel was concerned because this is a public forum and people outside of the community can view the posts here. If that's the case then I think it's a fair thing to ask not to post personal info about him in public spaces, although I hope no one will actually come here looking for dirt or whatever on people, it'd be a shame if everyone here had to be more guarded about their lives because of crappy internet people...
  17. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    This one too! Actually I'm not sure if it was posted in this thread already, but I couldn't find it so...
  18. Splatoon is Ink-redible

    I was walking home today and saw this! I guess it's an official thing they're doing across Canada on specific days:
  19. Rocket League

    Gamasutra has an article on the history and origins of the studio and game:
  20. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    All 6 parts of this are pretty good:
  21. Rocket League

    It has splitscreen co-op and versus. The splitscreen co-op works online as well. I was really into the Carball mod for Unreal Tournament 2004 back in the day, so Rocket League was an instant-purchase as soon as I heard about it. It's the first game I've bought for full price in a long time, and I have no regrets.
  22. If the games you play are able to run at high framerates, it's very hard to go back to a 60 Hz display after using a 120+ Hz one for a little while (from personal experience looking at / using my friend's 144 Hz monitor.) Even just moving windows around on the desktop looks like a stuttery mess at 60 Hz compared to buttery smooth at 120/144 Hz, once your eyes adjust. High pixel density is also nice, but I'd say it's more useful / noticeable for things other than gaming (e.g. reading a lot of text or programming), whereas in games antialiasing can somewhat mimic what a high pixel density display will do, and depending on the game a high refresh rate will make things feel comparatively amazing. Of course, different games benefit differently from each. Higher refresh rates are the most noticeable in FPS games, I think.
  23. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    For what it's worth (in case anyone hasn't read the full article):
  24. Feminism

    This is only tangentially related to the thread topic, but George R. R. Martin (of A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones fame) is writing some very excellent blog posts on the subject. He's been part of the scene surrounding the Hugos for many decades, so he can speak from a great deal of experience: Intro: Part 1: Interlude about tone: Part 2: Part 3: