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#1 Posted by PenguinDust (12792 posts) -

A significant number of Skyrim mods are dependant on other mods. I have to wonder how that will function in this new economy. Also, how retextures and remodels will work. Will one modder need to pay another modder from their profits? If both mods are necessary to function that might not be an issue, but there are plenty of stand-alone mods that take elements of an earlier mod and kick it up a notch. A lot just update or convert a mod to work with a variety of base mods. It's going to be intersting to see how this plays out.

I must say, though, I am a little less excited for Fallout 4 than I was a week ago. I fear that the creative community I've followed for years will grow splintered and suspicious of each other. After all, money changes everything. On the otherhand, change is inevitable and nothing good lasts forever.

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#2 Edited by PenguinDust (12792 posts) -

Sure, why not. It might be a good format for something like a Dr. Strange game.

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#3 Edited by PenguinDust (12792 posts) -

I still play Skyrim and my game is modded out to all hell. Seriously, I have 254 mods in my current game changing so many aspects that keep it entertaining to me after all these years. I have many more mods stored onmy hard drive for experimentation and alternate builds. I'm not sure how successful this will be as some of the more popular mods would not be permitted on Steam. Yes, the seedier side of the game community love their sex mods, S&M mods and, of course, the armor that's barely there. These aren't the type of mods which currently populate the Steam Workshop.

One problem I have with this is that the mod community can have short attention spans. It's not unusual to see "the mod no longer supported" or a declaration that the mod creator no longer plays the game. Mods with game crashing bugs can remain broken without a hope of repair. Being free, well you get what you pay for, so it's okay. However, if you pay real-world cash for something and it breaks due to any number of unforeseen changes, patrons will get pissed.

Finally, anyone who follows the mod scene knows that some of the best stuff comes out of Asia, and it's also a place where you can find alternate uploads of Workshop mods. Finding "free" stuff isn't terribly hard.

I am curious to see how this plays out, but I will add that after all my years of playing Skyrim, I've never downloaded any mods off of the Steam Workshop. I've probably got 30 gigs of mods, too.

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#4 Posted by PenguinDust (12792 posts) -

The Chase with Charlie Sheen.

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#5 Edited by PenguinDust (12792 posts) -

@ntm: to create a link, you need to add an extra space at the end of your link address.

I'd like to know if there is going to be an opening monolouge/stand-up and skits like in a traditional late night talk show.

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#7 Posted by PenguinDust (12792 posts) -

Yes, I've loved/liked most of the Marvel stuff so far, liked the Nolen Batman movies, some of the X-Men features and the first two Tobey Maguire Spider-Man movies.

Man of Steel was okay, but joyless. Still, far better than Superman Returns. I have mixed feelings on the Green Lantern movie. I like the character, but as a movie it is just so hard to sit through.

I am up for more Avengers and look forward to Dawn of Justice, if only to see the first on-screen Wonder Woman. Really, I am more excited for the Suicide Squad movie coming from DC than BVS:DOJ.

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#8 Posted by PenguinDust (12792 posts) -

There were a ton of cartoons.

Pole Position

Earthworm Jim

Viewtiful Joe

Viva Pinata

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On the live action front, we had the Starcade, a game show from the early 80's.

And the short lived You Don't Know Jack game show for the 00's starring Paul "Pee-wee Herman" Rubens.

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#9 Posted by PenguinDust (12792 posts) -

It's already down.

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#10 Edited by PenguinDust (12792 posts) -

Absolutely. I am an old guy. I saw Star Wars in the theaters when I was a child back in 1977. I am part of that generation for which Star Wars is a seminal point in our lives. There had truly been nothing like it before and we eagerly consumed every element of it for decades afterwards. I do believe that for a lot of us that centers around trying to recapture that sense of awe we felt when we first saw the movie. The 1970's was a weird time. There was a widespread disillusionment following the defeat in Vietnam. On top of that, distrust of the establishment after the political corruption of Watergate. An attitude of self indulgence was forming across the landscape which would peak in the 80's. Amidst that insecurity, Star Wars premiered. It transported us to a comfortable place where good and bad were clear and on some level it was a source of hope. The Star Wars universe was full of peril, but heroes still existed and good could triumph over evil. That made a quite an impression on me when I was young. I have never stopped loving Star Wars and even after the dreadful prequels, I still love it. Yesterday's second teaser trailer has me more excited than ever for new Star Wars. That old guy at the end, that's my Han Solo and I too am home again.

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