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#1 Posted by Hunter5024 (5959 posts) -

As someone whose been a premium subscriber for a long time (and has credit for another year), I do sometimes feel like more stuff should be free. Metal Gear Scanlon is like essential viewing, it's lame that that's locked behind a paywall. And I feel like a lot of smaller games that would've had Quick Looks in the past get played on Unprofessional Fridays now.

That being said, it's only 5 bucks for a monthly subscription, and you don't have to auto renew. So even if you don't have a lot of money, you can probably afford to get a monthly every once in a while and catch up on the new stuff. It's worth it.

#2 Posted by Hunter5024 (5959 posts) -

It's still unclear what exactly happened but I doubt Brown had to die for it. If Brown was really as violent as the media have tried to portray him as, and Brown really did try something harmful to the police officer, he could have been shot in one of his legs. Why did he have to be shot fatally? It seems there just isn't any restraint and there is always a kill or get killed mentality present with the American cops.

I agree with this sentiment, but it goes against one of the first things you learn when you're taught how to use a gun: never point it at someone unless you intend to kill them. That may sound like a super violent rule, but it's actually for safety. Whether you intend to or not, shooting someone could easily kill them. That rule ensures people know what it means to point a gun at someone, and hopefully that it will make them be responsible about who they point it at.

If you're just looking to stop someone without killing them, there are better tools for that job (like a taser or pepper spray). Cops already use tasers way too much for my comfort, there are enough videos of that to make my skin crawl. The idea of cops treating guns like that is kind of horrifying. It would just lead to them drawing their firearms even more than they already do, which would lead to even more killings than there already are.

Also if your life is being threatened, aiming at a leg is a bad idea. You'd probably just miss, especially if they were running at you.

#3 Posted by Hunter5024 (5959 posts) -

It's lame that the most powerful mage build doesn't even play like a mage.

#4 Posted by Hunter5024 (5959 posts) -

I thought back and realized that I must have had this glitch, cause I'd only get dialogue every 30 to 60 minutes. Then I played tonight and they wouldn't shut the fuck up. So I guess its fixed? Weird.

#5 Posted by Hunter5024 (5959 posts) -

Well god damn it. I'm gonna have to make time for this somehow.

#6 Edited by Hunter5024 (5959 posts) -

Saw Mockingjay Part 1. It's not a movie, it's a 2 hour trailer for next years film that costs 10 dollars to watch. I believe there is only one arrow fired in this entire movie, and you already saw that in the trailer. One of the movies biggest action scenes is Katniss running down some stairs, then partway back up again, then back down. But there's an audible countdown so... tension. The other action scene is some dudes in cool infiltration suits throwing gas grenades into rooms then slowly walking in and finding them empty. Literally the only opposition they face is the lights coming on. This is the climax of the film. Lights are the last boss.

Personally I come to these movies to watch teenagers murder each other, cause that shit is cool. And I didn't mind when they threw sulky teenager stuff into the last couple of movies, cause that only makes it cooler when they murder each other. Sulky teenager shit is like 90 percent of this movie though. There's a lot of shots of Katniss just sitting around the bunker looking wistful. Every once in a while she'll cry about Peeta. That dude whose name I can't remember shadows her in like every scene, because he doesn't have anything better to do. I get that Twilight's popular, and we should probably have a love triangle so people can be Team Peeta and Team Whatshisface, but does anybody give a shit about Whats His Face? He's not even really a person, he's just a statue made of hunk that was taught to occasionally speak. Also holy shit that twist at the end is stupid, what a dumb way to artificially lengthen this love triangle.

The only good parts in this movie are when they show the individual districts rising up against the capitol. Watching hordes of people running directly into gunfire cause fuck the man, is almost as good as watching sulky teenagers kill each other. If I were to direct the next movie it would have a lot of that. Also if I were to direct the next movie it would start off with Peeta giving Katniss a big wink and saying "just kidding" then they would single handedly storm the capitol with Trident, Angry Naked Girl, and Whats His Face (who would die right away). Also my version would have 500 percent more Haymidge Haymitch Woody Harrelson. He would become the new president in fact. Book readers feel free to tell me that I'm 100 percent correct.

I don't know how the fuck this became 3 paragraphs long. 4 out of 10 arrows that Katniss briefly considered firing and then didn't.

#7 Edited by Hunter5024 (5959 posts) -

My Iron Bull doesn't get to have a neck. Just a floating head.

#8 Posted by Hunter5024 (5959 posts) -

@lestephan said:

Pikmin 3 is really really cool

Sure is.

#9 Posted by Hunter5024 (5959 posts) -

@corevi: Those tavern songs are all really cool. Even if they aren't all great songs, the fact that it's all in universe goes a pretty long way.

#10 Edited by Hunter5024 (5959 posts) -

@encephalon: I don't know that we can chalk it up to fan response. Varric and Cass were implied to have a larger role in the story when they were introduced because of DA2's framing device. Morrigan and Alistair were certainly popular characters, but they were also the most important party members in Origins, Morrigan specifically was the biggest loose end from the first game, so it just makes sense for both of them to show up again. Given that, I wouldn't consider them anomalies, I expect the series will continue to revisit characters from previous games.

However you're right, it is a fundamental philosophical difference and it's a fair criticism. Though personally I like that Dragon Age does things a little differently from Mass Effect.