PenguinDust's forum posts

#1 Posted by PenguinDust (12636 posts) -

Is it time for the airing of grievances? Feats of strength? Happy Christmas, folks.

#2 Posted by PenguinDust (12636 posts) -

No, they're your parents, not your buds. Maybe I'm old fashioned but it feels wrong to me.

#3 Posted by PenguinDust (12636 posts) -

Double feature of Star Wars and Avengers 2.

This from the house of Disney. More Hulk is always good in my book and very interested to see what Abrams brings to the SW universe.

#4 Posted by PenguinDust (12636 posts) -

I don't think they're going to have to deal with cobbling together four different games and having them run on a new and entirely different platform than what they were written for, so I'm going to have faith they'll get it right.

Also, I come primarily for the Halo campaign. Multiplayer is an afterthought in my book. So, yes I will take the plunge early on.

#5 Posted by PenguinDust (12636 posts) -

I, too figured Destiny or Dragon Age to take the top spot, but since I can't get DA:I to run without crashing on my PC and Destiny was decidedly less immersive than advertised, a dark horse and a console port of a game from 2012 are currently tied for my GOTY.

#6 Edited by PenguinDust (12636 posts) -

Nintendo Dreamcast

#7 Posted by PenguinDust (12636 posts) -

My Top 5 for 2015 would be in order of anticipation:

  1. Personal 5 (PS4)
  2. Uncharted 4 A Thief's End (PS4)
  3. Halo 5 Guardians (XBO)
  4. Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (PC)
  5. Tom Clancy's The Division (TBD)

Of course, if Fallout 4 is announced and released, that immediately goes to the top of the list.

#8 Edited by PenguinDust (12636 posts) -

Microsoft will probably drop Reach six months prior to Halo 5 Guardians to get people hyped again for the fall release. love for Halo Wars (I kid, I kid).

#9 Edited by PenguinDust (12636 posts) -

"Good Job, Brain" is a fascinating but also funny trivia weekly podcast. The four hosts select an overall theme then quiz each other on the topic. Each answer is usually accompanied by historical background and context. The joy, wonder and enthusiasm each member has for testing themselves and learning is part of what makes it so special. There are over a hundred episodes online, each worth listening to since they don't focus on current events.

One show which does focus on current events is NPR's "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me". A weekly news quiz where three guest panelist ask and answer questions regarding the past weeks news, often in a humorous fashion. It's been on for a long time, so there should be a lot out there. Those older shows are still fun because the recall what was going on in the world on a single week in history.

It's not so much a podcast as it is a radio show with a daily commercial free upload, but I've been a fan for years of "The Tony Kornheiser Show". For the most part it airs Monday through Friday, but the podcast is usually posted the following day. It's foundation is sports, but Mr. Tony has too many other interests so it's also about politics, film, culture and whatever else is on his mind. It's always good for a chuckle. I've been following his radio rants for at least a decade now.

#10 Posted by PenguinDust (12636 posts) -

I wasn't going to see it anyway. I didn't like Pineapple Express. I like the two actors, just not together. Anyway, I don't like the idea that Sony and the theater groups gave in to terrorism. Cyber terrorism is still terrorism. This whole thing sets a bad precident for future creative works which could be viewed as controversial by some.