Ben X

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  1. 4 hours ago, Gormongous said:


    If it makes you feel better, Martin's said that the endgame that he gave to Benioff and Weiss was just one possible outcome, so any resemblance to the books that'll hopefully come out someday will probably be only passing.


    Ah, that does, thank you! I knew that there would be some rather big differences, but I kind of assumed he'd given them his definite set-in-stone endpoint. Would be great if it were completely different (though not just for the sake of it).


    And in his latest blog he gives the New Zealand tourism board permission to imprison him in a small cabin until he's finished AWOW if he doesn't have it published in time for his Summer 2020 visit there, so I choose to believe he will definitely have it done by then! Then, what, another 5 years for ADOS?

  2. Oh damn, sorry, I meant to mention that we had previously decided it made sense to keep that thread to Netflix only, but obviously my attention wandered!


    Makes sense to keep it in here, I reckon, rather than start a bunch of tiny non-Netflix Marvel tv show threads...

  3. I know we weren't going to discuss Gotham in here, but as the series finished a month ago and there's no point in starting a new thread:


    The series has always been half ace half awful, but this final season was mostly awful. They picked some boring Big Bads and went with the most boring versions of pretty much all their regular characters. A real shame, as at their height they were doing some great stuff with Riddler, Penguin, 'Joker' and even young Bruce Wayne, plus occasional villains like Prof Pyg and Hugo Strange were done well.


    How's the Arrowverse/Berlantiverse these days, @SecretAsianMan (and anyone else watching it)?

  4. Spoiler

    I liked that moment, but I was disappointed it didn't really go anywhere - I would have loved a proper sequence of them all using their powers together. But then we weren't getting much of that Avengers 1 style stuff from the boys either, so a bit much to hope for, I guess.



  5. On 2/1/2015 at 10:18 AM, Ben X said:

    Sigh, I guess I'll resign myself to finding the story out from the show rather than the books, which is a shame.


    I've slowed down on my re-read now, I'm about halfway through the third book. What I'd really like once I've read all the books is a site or set of Kindle notes or something that basically does a commentary through the whole thing, pointing out all the foreshadowing and hidden details, because I'm sure I'm missing so much.


    Does anyone (probably @Thyroid) have any recommendations for something like this?


    After weeks at work of desperately trying to avoid spoilers, I've given in and caught up on the show (I stopped at season 5 previously). It's a shame, but there's no way I'll go another ten years, or however long it takes GRRM to get WoW and DoS out, without accidentally learning every plot beat and moment anyway. Once it ends, I'm going to do a re-read, including the Hedge Knight stories, and then my first read of the released WoW excerpts and Fire And Blood. 

  6. Announcing the latest Dan And Ben game: Lair Of The Clockwork God, out now on Windows, Linux, Mac (Steam & GOG), Switch, XBox One, and PS4/5!


    “A brilliant, joyous, clever and generous experience.”
    4.5/5 – ThumbSticks

    “This is a gag delivery device with a seriously good hit rate”
    83% – PC Gamer

    “Great mash-up of indie platforming and classic adventuring.”
    8/10 – TheSixthAxis


    On Steam
    On GOG
    On Steam bundled with the first two Dan & Ben games at an overall discount
    Nintendo Switch
    XBox One


    Comes with FREE visual novel prequel, Devil's Kiss!


    Please wishlist/buy/review/promote!



  7. A simplified version of my IM3 opinion is that all the stuff with Tony out of the suit is great, the stuff with him in it not so much.

    Re. the twist, I think I would have enjoyed it more if Killian hadn't clearly been set up as a villain already - rather than enjoying the film's bravado of suddenly removing the main villain, I was immediately thinking about where they were clearly going to go from there.


    Just saw Captain Marvel, and didn't enjoy it much. Some charming elements, but has the same old MCU issues - overstuffed, weighed down by the series arc, and terribly directed fight/action scenes.

  8. Love the look of this - it feels like The Incredible Machine or something, and the character art is all really cute. The music works really well too, and when you get to control your swarm ("like a flock of birds evading a predator") it feels really cool. Would be great to see some more mechanics get layered on top of this!