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#1 Edited by Radio_Resistance (31 posts) -

@armaan8014 said:

Might get laughed at for this but Coldplay - Ghost stories

Okay, logged in for the first time since ever to say me too-- but I guess I'm a weak bitch because I wouldn't have said it if someone else didn't first. I will even say liking this album made me go back and less-hate Mylo Xyloto.

There's probably something I'm forgetting right now, but off the top of my head, Elbow's last album was one of my standouts.

EDIT: I guess posting the full album Youtube link is faux pas... but the whole thing I like, rather than just this track.

#2 Posted by Radio_Resistance (31 posts) -

@benspyda said:

@Radio_Resistance said:

@benspyda: Did you watch the Coachella stream at all this week? Just curious, given your like of The Shins and Radiohead (they played a fantastic set last night). As for Port of Morrow, I can't say that I like it as much as their earlier stuff sadly.

No, I'll have to watch them on youtube. I admit Port of Morrow if very different from their old stuff but I personally enjoy it better than their other work. Musical taste is a funny thing.

Well, I wouldn't say it's "very different" from their old stuff, at least not radically so. I think it still sounds all right, but imo it lacks the hook and punch of stuff from Chutes Too Narrow. I dunno, maybe I need a few more listens. What's your top three songs from Port of Morrow?

#3 Posted by Radio_Resistance (31 posts) -

@benspyda: Did you watch the Coachella stream at all this week? Just curious, given your like of The Shins and Radiohead (they played a fantastic set last night). As for Port of Morrow, I can't say that I like it as much as their earlier stuff sadly.

My go-to is always The National--my all time favourite. After that, I really like Frightened Rabbit, Mumford and Sons, a slew of a indie bands I couldn't shoehorn into a top five list, and I'm a pretty hardcore fan of the aforementioned Radiohead.

Most recently I've been listening to Crooked Fingers, and an awesome band called Alameda.

#4 Posted by Radio_Resistance (31 posts) -

I wouldn't say the first is creepy, neither the second. I love the first one though... the thing that always draws me to gladiator stuff is the helmets/costumes.

#5 Posted by Radio_Resistance (31 posts) -

@MildMolasses said:

And it was. Throughout ME3, my choices from the first two games had a tremendous impact on how things played out during the course of the game. Just because it didn't tie into a neat little cut-scene specifically tailored around my choices like Fallout 3 did doesn't meant they lied about what would happen. Many threads were tied up in this game and that's all I could ask for. Whether or not I liked how it was done doesn't give me the right to demand it be changed, it just means that I didn't like how it concluded. And then I have to think about how many other stories I've consumed that have this much anticipation and then ended porrly. Lost and The Sopranos come to mind. It's ok to dislike the way a game ends and its ok for a developer to tell the story they want to tell.

I'm with you, that's how normal people would interpret it. But it doesn't change the fact that the dude who's filing the complaint is using this similar statement as ammunition. It's easy to take things way out of context. I would be upset, though, if it comes to light that the endings were just the easy way out of the hole they wrote themselves in. But of course they'll never admit that.

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@The_Laughing_Man said:

@Radio_Resistance said:

I have mixed feelings about this. I'm going to say filing a legal complaint is taking things way too goddamn far, and even though I have not played ME3 yet, I really couldn't see how an ending would disappoint me to such proportions. Once I play it, I'll see if I can find reasons to justify the ending.

But then again, they claim it's a case of false advertising. Normally I'd say it's ridiculous, but despite my personal media blackout before release, I do specifically remember Bioware saying your decisions will ultimately factor in to create a "specialized" ending. That's what I keep coming back to. It's because they actually said this the complaint has weight. They should've just kept their mouths shut because in this industry you can't promise anything.

Can you find where that was said? I kinda recall someone high up in the devs or PR saying the last game would incorporate all your decisions.

http://www.thegameraccess.com/interviews/360/bioware-mass-effect-3-will-track-1000-decisions

All I could turn up is this, and though I feel there's probably a better source, this article has all the right keywords. Mr. Hudson believes gamers will find ME3's ending "satisfying". Oh, Bioware c. 2010 :P.

Choice quotes: "When you think about hundreds of choices, your selection is going make your experience different from somebody else's. And we try to think of those scenarios as water cooler moments. We want something interesting to come out it. Then you realize that the experience you're getting is customized to the game you're playing."

"The other thing, for people who played the first two games, is that the third is really the fruition of all the choices you made."

#7 Posted by Radio_Resistance (31 posts) -

I have mixed feelings about this. I'm going to say filing a legal complaint is taking things way too goddamn far, and even though I have not played ME3 yet, I really couldn't see how an ending would disappoint me to such proportions. Once I play it, I'll see if I can find reasons to justify the ending.

But then again, they claim it's a case of false advertising. Normally I'd say it's ridiculous, but despite my personal media blackout before release, I do specifically remember Bioware saying your decisions will ultimately factor in to create a "specialized" ending. That's what I keep coming back to. It's because they actually said this the complaint has weight. They should've just kept their mouths shut because in this industry you can't promise anything.

#8 Posted by Radio_Resistance (31 posts) -

@kelbear said:

Didn't like Miranda, she's just a Mary Sue.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Sue

This works in theory (her being "perfect"), but definitely not in practice. Vanilla Mary Sue is loved by all and better at everything than her companions (Lieutenant MS was like 15 years old, then Spock and Kirk both fell in love with her). Bioware circumvented this somewhat by making Miranda kind of a bitch (which I love), but they dropped the ball with her shitty past storyline, though.

Also, I thought she sucked in combat. I would take just about any other character except for Jacob out in the field over her. Yvonne is great, but Miranda is just kind of a flat character. Making her a MS would be an upgrade.

#9 Posted by Radio_Resistance (31 posts) -

@VinceNotVance said:

@Radio_Resistance: May I ask why you don't like smaller venues? Is it just from a sound perspective (I can totally understand that)?

I kinda prefer seeing artists at smaller venues- there's a different atmosphere, more intimate, also I usually get to just shoot the shit with the person whose work I admire. Seems cool to me, anyway.

Sound issues aside, I do understand the intimacy thing, but due to the seating arrangements, when people stand, it's like they're scattered all over the place and it's awkward like hell (at least to me). When I went to see The New Pornographers, I went on the first night... Neko Case's plane got delayed in the interior of BC, so they were down one member. Also my friend and I were seated right at the back, and either the sound guy screwed up, or it was the terrible old theatre in Vancouver, but everything just sounded like loud scratchy noise. Thankfully after the first song, the lead singer told everyone to get up and crowd the stage, and that was much better. But regardless, the whole thing kind of soured my experience a little.

I prefer to be packed in right at the barrier in front of the stage, but outdoors under the night sky :P. The National was fantastic, and I'd say it's as "intimate" as it gets (my local paper described us as a "solemn, head-bobbing crowd"), but the difference is, there were a few thousand of us on the grass. But I think it's because the setting reminds me of those summer music festivals I usually like to stream. It evokes something in me lol.

#10 Posted by Radio_Resistance (31 posts) -

A piece of advice: if there are two shows, always go to the second night. From past experiences, it's always better.

My first concert was Coldplay, and say what you will about their music, but their's is the quintessential stadium-rock experience that you want to pop your concert cherry. I went to Muse, and while awesome performers, they failed to sell out the arena and the crowd was completely dead--such a bummer. On the whole I hate seeing bands in shitty little theatres, while my favourite is probably outdoor venues. I saw the National last year (my favourite band ever) but since then, there's not really a band I'd like to see in concert anymore. Maybe Radiohead. Unfortunately, the rest of my favs are indie artists who have to book at theatres or bars. To that I say, Meh.

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