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#1 Posted by ManMadeGod (1561 posts) -

@manmadegod said:

I thought the movie was rather boring to be honest. The entire first hour was a waste of time: did anyone not roll their eyes when the wife dies up against the glass in the power plant? Could a movie death be any more contrived? Also, what was up with the train/bridge scene? You have this massive warhead and you send it by train with 4 marines to guard it? Even when you know the monsters can detect nuclear sources? And then you arm the bomb on the boat in the harbor!? Everything around the Godzilla was so dam stupid.

The EMP wouldn't allow them to carry it any other way, so they used the train, and I assume most of the Military was trying to keep the monster at bay

But after the train crashes they come in and pick up the bomb on a helicopter............

......and put it right on a boat which can be shut down by the EMP, which is exactly what happens after they arm the bomb in the harbor. Not sure if there is anyway to spin that entire sequence without using the word "dumb" in some fashion.

#2 Posted by ManMadeGod (1561 posts) -

I thought the movie was rather boring to be honest. The entire first hour was a waste of time: did anyone not roll their eyes when the wife dies up against the glass in the power plant? Could a movie death be any more contrived? Also, what was up with the train/bridge scene? You have this massive warhead and you send it by train with 4 marines to guard it? Even when you know the monsters can detect nuclear sources? And then you arm the bomb on the boat in the harbor!? Everything around the Godzilla was so dam stupid.

#3 Posted by ManMadeGod (1561 posts) -

I enjoyed the ending to VLR quite a bit. I was expecting it to turn the craziness up and it sure did deliver.

I think you're giving the ending of 999 too much credit: you play sudoku to save someone's life in the past.

#4 Posted by ManMadeGod (1561 posts) -

@yummylee said:

-- his consistence in audience participation definitely made it more engaging than most of the site's run-of-the-mill livestreams.

This. It always bothered me on other live-streams when the crew would have thousands of users watching....... and take maybe 1 question/comment from the chat.

#5 Posted by ManMadeGod (1561 posts) -

noby noby boy is as niche as it gets.

#6 Posted by ManMadeGod (1561 posts) -

"It's interesting how nuanced the PEGI answer was compared to the ESRB, no?"

The ESRB answer sounds like your standard American PR soulless response which contains as few words as possible.

#7 Posted by ManMadeGod (1561 posts) -

We will see Half Life 3, The Last Guardian, and Doom 4.

#8 Posted by ManMadeGod (1561 posts) -

I remember not even beating those games "back in the day". Was never a fan of Gen 3, but if they create a new story and change the game significantly I might check it out.

#9 Edited by ManMadeGod (1561 posts) -

Just going to put down the first three to come to mind and not question it:

  1. Rome: Total War
  2. Rise of Nations
  3. Shadow of the Colossus
#10 Posted by ManMadeGod (1561 posts) -

@milkman said:

A lot of people seem to think that calling someone "privileged" is an insult when it really isn't at all. People get super defensive about it but there's nothing wrong with having privilege. Recognizing it is the important part and realizing that it may be hard sometimes to understand a the problems of an underprivileged person when you're looking at things from a privileged position. That's when you need to "check it." But the phrase has been so hijacked and mocked to this point that it pretty much means nothing.

If the overwhelming majority of people that get told to "check their privileged" feel that they are being insulted then it is an insult. You can say "I didn't mean it to be take that way", but I don't think that changes how others feel.

There are (at least) two ways to look at a social issue. For example you can say:

1. Black men are more likely to be arrested under false pretense.

2. White men are less likely to be arrested under false pretense.

Both can educated and illustrate a point, but often times when people take approach number 2 they do it in way that sounds accusatory, even if that's not what they want to do.

As a side note I have seen people use this term is rather abrasive ways. For example I was told by a Hispanic friend that the only reason I would get a job after college was because of my white privilege. It came off as a way to devalue my work while creating an excuse for the lack of her own accomplishments. I understand that most people don't use the term in this manor, but it does happen.