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#1 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3823 posts) -

@jtmosh said:

The Turtles personalities were nailed...

I've seen a few people say this and I don't understand it. Yes, they each portray that singular character trait they all have (Donatello does machines, etc.) - except for Leo, who doesn't seem to lead or do much of anything. However, we see barely anything of their relationships with one another. They try to force the family thing in at the end, but we hardly ever seem them interact or relate. I feel like they each had about 10-20 lines each in this 2 hour movie, and by the end they were all still total strangers aside from what you know of them from the '80s cartoon theme song.

@rotnac said:

What I am shocked about is how the executive people at Nickelodeon would even trust these people to create a good movie.

The deal for this movie was signed before Nickelodeon bought TMNT. I'm sure they weren't ecstatic about the quality, but it has already made more than they paid for the franchise anyway, so I'm sure they don't mind.

Also, it was painfully clear that the script was re-written mid-shooting so that William Fichtner wasn't the Shredder and was just an apprentice. Dude's name is even Eric Sachs (americanization of Oroku Saki), and Shredder is barely even a thing in this movie aside from some giant monster that shows up when Fichtner conveniently disappears.

#2 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3823 posts) -

I met my fiance through Giant Bomb. We then played through Saints Row 2 & 3, Portal 2, Borderlands and a few other games before meeting, dating, and proposing.

#3 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3823 posts) -

@zille said:

we believe this will be a step to really forging the Tomb Raider brand as one of the biggest in gaming

That doesn´t even begin to make sense. How can you increase your fanbase by excluding PS4- and PC-owners? I´m no marketing genius but shouldn´t you make your game availible to as many people as possible in order to "forge the brand"?

In a way, console exclusivity does give a game more attention (like in this case, even if it's negative). Also, it usually comes with a much larger marketing budget (subsidized by Microsoft).

The playerbase will be smaller, but it might get more attention. It's a theory, and it has worked in some cases, but it's risky and I don't think it's good for them in this instance.

#4 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3823 posts) -

This is an interesting decision, given that Square complained about the poor sales of the first one (which were not poor at all, like 4 million iirc). Making this exclusive to the console with the smallest install base certainly isn't going to help sales. I wonder what they are getting that makes it worth it.

Money. Hopefully enough to offset any sales they would lose by not releasing on PS4.

#5 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3823 posts) -

@yothatlimp said:

Just curious, why didn't you guys end up doing the adjustment of status while she was in country after being married in the US? She would be technically over staying but legally allowed to stay until your application is rejected/approved. When you guys go into your interview for residency you are going to have to prove your marriage is legit, obviously the vacation to Italy helps but it's going to be that much harder. If she went back to the UK before getting married she could have applied for a K1 Fiancee visa, which would have been fairly quick.

I did it with my wife in 09', it was a long and shitty process even while in country, good luck duder!

Yeah, we knew about the adjustment of status, but since our wedding was sudden, we thought that might make them scrutinize our relationship more closely (not that we have anything to hide). Plus, we thought this way she could go back home and finish up school, and as soon as she was done she'd have a green card waiting for her. It's taking a bit longer than we expected.

We have lots of evidence for our relationship, tons of photos (we've travelled together twice each year for the last 3-4 years, usually for a month at a time), family attestments, and a long internet/text chain of our relationship going back years (and we talk every single day), so I don't think it will be a huge issue for us. The K1 Fiancee Visa we thought would've taken even longer and been more expensive. We just thought this would be the quickest and easiest way while still allowing her to go back home and finish up one last semester of school.

We're nearing the end though. There's just one last package for them to look through (her police/health records) and then the interview and we're done.

#6 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3823 posts) -

@wrighteous86 said:

@geraltitude said:

Rules are rules but Visa business can be garbage. Dunno what your sisters reasons where for being late, but I can definitely believe it was revoked for a BS/unfair to humans reason. Happens unfortunately. Sucks you don't get to go to PAX, but, maybe next time? Hang tough hombre.

Her Visa wasn't revoked. There were specific terms for her to be allowed in the country, or a time limit, and she ignored it and stayed past that. It's actually a really serious immigration offense. It's one of the worst things you can do, which is why her family is now suffering the consequences. There are legitimate ways to extend your Visa, or you can go back home and come back again at a later date, and she didn't do that.

@wrighteous86 said:

@milkman: If that reply was aimed at me, that's not what I said. But without knowing her reasons, I find it harm to blame the US Government (not that OP did).

EDIT: Ah, I see someone actually used that phrase. I agree with you. Please proceed, haha.

I appreciate where you are coming from duder, and the last thing I want to do is fight about VISA rights, but I think you and I have fundamentally different approaches to this situation.

You feel, without knowing what she did or didn't do, that it must be her fault, and not the fault of the US.

Because I don't know what she did or didn't do, I assume it could be either her fault, or the fault of the US system.

The system has faults, and those can victimize people. Again, I appreciate that maybe those faults are necessary "for the greater good", but I know too many people personally affected by immigration laws to just say "all the laws always work all the time".

Because Eder is a nice duder and I want to show solidarity, I take him at his word, and try to be supportive. That's all! Sorry if I came across as anti-US, not my intention.

No, I understand the sentiment. I thought you hadn't understood the story completely. Sorry if I mis-characterized you or came off as hostile. I agree with you to an extent, I guess I'm just defensive because I'm trying to get my wife over with a green card and it's been almost a year. But OP does seem pretty cool and reasonable about everything, and I hope he's able to come over here soon.

#7 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3823 posts) -

@splodge said:

One major difference is probably that he is Irish and not Mexican. I imagine they are stricter with the latino folk.

That actually does make a huge difference, for varying reasons of legitimacy. "Partnership countries" like Canada and the UK have the most lenient rules, whereas countries that tend to be the source of a lot of our illegal immigrants, like Mexico and the Phillippines, are stricter and have longer waits; in the same ballpark are "non-friendly" nations like Russia and China. The strictest rules apply to "hot-spot" nations like those in the Middle East.

I understand the varying levels of restrictions, but I can also see how it can be offensive or stereotyping.

#8 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3823 posts) -

@milkman: If that reply was aimed at me, that's not what I said. But without knowing her reasons, I find it harm to blame the US Government (not that OP did).

EDIT: Ah, I see someone actually used that phrase. I agree with you. Please proceed, haha.

#9 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3823 posts) -

@geraltitude said:

Rules are rules but Visa business can be garbage. Dunno what your sisters reasons where for being late, but I can definitely believe it was revoked for a BS/unfair to humans reason. Happens unfortunately. Sucks you don't get to go to PAX, but, maybe next time? Hang tough hombre.

Her Visa wasn't revoked. There were specific terms for her to be allowed in the country, or a time limit, and she ignored it and stayed past that. It's actually a really serious immigration offense. It's one of the worst things you can do, which is why her family is now suffering the consequences. There are legitimate ways to extend your Visa, or you can go back home and come back again at a later date, and she didn't do that.

@rachelepithet said:

@cornbredx: it's not big deal I just think "but it's the law" is a bad thing no matter if you're a liberal or conservative.

If a person was deemed not threatening enough to allow into the country whatsoever, extra time spent in it shouldn't become a threat. It's not like a private company like a hotel chain where if you stay longer without paying your hurting a companies finances. She actually is working for a living which is more than millions of Americans faking disabilities, etc., can say. Whatever rule she is breaking is no worse than talking during a movie or not washing your hands after using the bathroom.

It is a big deal, and it is an important law. There are thousands of good, legitimate reasons that the US wants to be able to track and control visiting non-citizens within its borders, just like almost every other country in the world. There are good, legitimate reasons why temporary visas expire and must be renewed, and people like his sister are the reason it is so hard to legally enter this country. Even if she is not a "danger" or a "risk", the US government can't treat the hundreds of thousands of cases like this on a person-by-person basis AFTER they break the law. That is what the application and renewal processes are for. His sister ignored that, and now her family is suffering the consequences. She is the bad guy here (if there is one), not the US government. It seems clear she doesn't plan on leaving anytime soon, and sounds like she might have overstayed her Visa by years.

@eder I'm sorry for coming down on your sister. I believe in the importance of immigration to the United States. I have no problems with immigrants, and in fact like having more diversity here. My objection isn't a race thing or even a political thing, it's just a "follow the rules thing" and while the rules in the US are complicated and should be revised, I don't believe that excuses breaking them because you don't want to follow protocol once in this country. She's making it harder for the people who follow the rules to get in here easily and fairly, like yourself. I'm sorry you're not being allowed to enter, but I also understand the reasoning behind it. Hopefully your sister does the right thing at some point and the restriction on you and your family is lightened, because I love having guests, haha! Also, in that pic, you've managed to out-handsome Vinny. That's quite a feat.

I married @duskvamp last year before she left, and she went back home so as to not overstay her visa. It's been a year this weekend and we are finally nearing the end of the process. Sure, we had other options, but this (or an adjustment of status while she was in the country) were the two right ways to do it. And as hard as it's been to have been apart from her for a year (aside from a two week trip to Italy in April), I'm glad we are doing things the right way. She lives in one of our "partnership" countries, and it's been this long and difficult because of the people who go about things the wrong way.

The US immigration system needs to be revised, but even after it's revision, overstaying your Visa will be a serious offense that prevents you from returning to this country for a long time, and I believe that's the case in most countries, at least in the first world.

About 40 percent of U.S. illegal immigrants "came in on an airplane, with a legal visa, and just overstayed their visa and have never gone home."

#10 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3823 posts) -

@arbitrarywater said:

Oh hey, it's like 2012 all over again and a bunch of games people are into are being delayed into the next year.

No man, remember in 2012 they were saying how there weren't many games coming out and there were just slapdash spinoffs like God of War: Ascension and Gears of War: Judgment and Batman: Arkham Origins because they were saving all their new and good ideas for the new consoles? Remember how it was just the old consoles holding them back from these amazing new games? Man, that sucked. Thank God those new consoles came out almost a year ago, because we've been flooded with those new franchises and bold new ideas that the gaming industry had been holding back at the end of last generation.

Oh, and nobody wants to play their old games on their new consoles. Backwards compatibility is really backwards, hahahahaha. What people REALLY want is to pay $40-60 dollars to replay those games, slightly uprezzed, on their new consoles.

FUCK ALL VIDEO GAMES