The Bullshit Thread

Discussion in 'Off-topic & Daily life' started by ckyfreak22, Oct 15, 2008.

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    Apologies, definitely will reply this week! Also that Streets of Rage 4 trailer looks good! Inspiring plenty of nostalgia!
     
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    Just watching those Streets of Rage trailers again, it does make me nostalgic, especially when the gameplay appeared. No platforms announced according to that second trailer though. It doesn't look to be too graphics intensive, so I wonder would they release it on smart phones? Hmmm, not sure I'd like to play it on such a small screen though. What platform would you want to play it on? Also, were they the two characters from the original game? It says Axle and Blaze are returning, but can't recall if they were both in the original? Also you said you are glad they kept it 2D, do you think if they made it 3D it would take away from the classic arcade feel? I'm not sure how I feel about it yet, games are very much more sophisticated these days, do you think the gameplay of a 2D sidescroller can hold up? Every PS4 game goes for £50 to start these days, surely they wouldn't expect to charge that much? Maybe PS and XBOX are not the target platforms though.

    Speaking of nostalgia, I went to see the Bumblebee movie last month Nog. Obviously Bay wasn't the Director and honestly it had a good story with an actress who can actually act. Also you will be glad to know that the Transformers themselves look much more like their 80's incarnations. It may just be the Transformers movie would have been waiting for lol.

    I have been playing God of War lately, it's quite good. It has a sort of Last of Us feel to it, except that it's set within Norse mythology, which I quite like :D. Have you had a chance to play it yourself? It's a father and son story, and the son is actually useful and helps you out, especially if you keep upgrading his capabilities!

    Ah I've been having problems lately with my home. Tiles coming off the roof and the piping at the back coming away from the wall in bad weather! Been a pain in the arse. So that's been what I've been up to since Christmas lol. Have you guys had a good Christmas? How was your New Years Eve? I went out to the pub with some friends, nothing to wild, but fun nonetheless.

    Also did you ever watch the Bruce Willis movie Unbreakable? Think it was in 1999. What did you think?
     
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    Hey, I'm back. I keep missing the opportunity to respond until now. I'll acknowledge points from both your monthly posts. I agree about people going mad with xmas decorations these past few years. Some even insist on placing wired lights all over small trees. I've seen the wild west arcade shooter on old eps of Gamesmaster, was it called Mad Dog? I never saw it back in the day. I probably would have been very impressed. I never liked those grabber machines too much either they offered naff toy prizes. I remember winning a pay-as-go mobile phone from a stacker machine. I wonder if I still have the reflexes to win them nowdays. Once i saw Halo 3 inside those machines when it was a new game.

    Ah, SOR4 will prob cost £15 - £20 at most. Blaze & Axel are main playable characters from original game and the other guy was Adam who is kidnapped in the sequels storyline. I was going to say its not likely it will be out for smartphones, but i stand corrected given Steam does offer a free mobile app, just go create an account to browse it all, tons of demos on it aswell. It will be digital download on windows, steam and consoles much like Sonic Mania was. I also want to inform Toejam & Earl just got a new digital game (price £15) released as of March 1st. Oh man, it's early 90s all over again happy days! As for SOR4, there have been good reboots of old 2D fighting scrollers such as Double Dragon Neon over past decade that have made substantial dosh. Smaller studios often know how to attract retro gamers. If the devs made them 3D, it could be a very hit or miss affair. There's only one 3D beat 'em up (not inspired by old franchises) that pulled it off well called God Hand on PS2 which was one player. Check out gameplay on youtube if you desire for analysis. It's an unpopular genre to develop, I imagine because most studios don't see any commercial future in them overall. Besides that, Fighting Force comes to mind as it was 2-player co-op, good for its time, and intended to be Sega's own SOR4 briefly at one point. Explained further in wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fighting_Force
    Glad to hear you've been enjoying God of War. I haven't tried it since i don't own PS4. I'm still going through unplayed PS3 titles in my home. This month it's been Tomb Raider (2013) which, incidently, plays more like Last of Us type of survival game :eek:
    Will you be playing Resi 2 at all? Definitely worth checking out I tried the steam demo its true to original. I uploaded my gameplay results of first attempt.


    I watched Unbreakable few years ago. Not entirely my cuppa tea. I decided to skip the film on initial release as I wasn't pleased seeing Willis move in to dramas/thrillers at the time :nono: Did you get around to seeing any Castlevania on Netflix? How about Long Good Friday?
    You mentioned old musicals. I also couldn't get onboard with some of them. I did used to really enjoy the zany Yellow Submarine as a kid. It's tricky to find a dvd copy of the film whenever I check in stores. Also never managed to find an upload of it online. Ebay is viable, but sod those prices. Yes, the recent Predator was more like a comedy sadly. Perhaps studios think the originals stealth/suspense-horror element wouldn't be very effective with young audiences in this day & age. They ought to be making it for us ageing hardcore fans dammit.
    Also, speaking of eighties action cinema, I found a superb remedy to make up for The Predafail. Mainly a ultra violent parody of Commando overall: youtube.com/watch?v=No6isuzn0FQ

    Not a driver myself or vehicle enthusiast, I know you potentially are. I'm aware car design changed curvy to blocky once or twice over time. Do you think this video informs accurate history at all?

     
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    Greetings Nog (Tweeg seems to have vanished again lol ) . Sorry for the slow reply, but I will write a proper reply very soon!
     
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    Something to motivate you while making your next post. Game and film have no true binding, merely coincidence they share the same title.



    Pot heads enjoy their recreational activities. Make of this what you will :)

     
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    Haha yes, that old arcade game with the lightguns was called Mad Dog McCree. Here is a complete playthrough:



    Looks pretty decent by 1990 standards. Reminds me of a more sophisticated version of Duck Hunt lol. Ah those grabber macbines are a complete con, I had a few tries on them years ago, mainly just for the sake of winning rather than actually wanting the prize. But I never won, but now they all seem to have £10 notes attached to the soft toys, have you noticed that?

    I just checked out God Hand on youtube there, reminds me a bit of Shenmue graphics lol. Also I think by the time Sega were considering Yeah the genre is not too lucrative, same with real time strategy games. Which is a shame because I loved some of those old games. I probably asked you before, but did you ever play Command and Conquer: Red Alert? Some of the cut scenes from it were hilarious lol. Check them out if you played it and fancy some nostalgia:



    It's a wonder I never heard of Fighting Force because it's the sort of thing that might have interested me on the N64. Although for fighting games on that console it was hard to beat the old wrestling games. Four player royal rumble was just a lot of fun with friends :D .

    Ah you've been playing the 2013 Tomb Raider? What did you think of it? I actually quite enjoyed it myself, not as good as Last of Us of course. Did you see the recent Tomb Raider film which seemed to be based on, or inspired by, that game? Unfortunately I never really got into the Resident Evil games, but not sure why as I do love the horror genre. The second one is considered to be the best?

    Got to run here, but this reply isnt' finished. So this is a to be continued. Hope to complete my reply tomorrow!
     
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    Appologies, I still didn't get a chance to finish my reply, been absurdly busy. I should be able to finish the reply tomorrow :)
     
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    Ah about Unbreakable, I sort of liked it. It wasn't what I had expected it to turn out to be in the end, but Bruce Willis as a kind of super hero was interesting. Plus Jackson is always great. Still, I don't recommend the sequel Glass, which disappointed me. Ah yes I did watch The Long Good Friday some time back, it was good and Bob Hoskins is always good value, but I find it hard to really appreciate gangster movies because the anti-hero often dies in the end. As it happens did you know there was a sequel written (but never made) for Long Good Friday, in which it was to be revelaed that Hoskins escaped the predicament he found himself in? Speaking of old movies (and musicals), I watched Little Shop of Horrors again recently ...still holds up and I still laughed at Steve Martins nutty dentist lol. Unfortunately I hear they may be planning another remake of it :mad:.

    I tried to view that Commando Ninja video you linked, but it requires a Google account for some reason, hmmm. They are always after more of our data it seems.

    I think that video regarding car design history is definitely accurate. We actually have a perception now (in my opinion) that curvy = futuristic. You just have to look at a lot of concept models that never make it to market. Although I didn't know they were testing them in wind tunnels :D.

    Haha, never heard of that Commando game before, but the graphics remind me a bit of Ikari Warriors for the Amiga. I'm sure I've probably mentioned it before, did you ever play it? Here is a gameplay vid, although the graphics are much worse than I remembered lol:



    What was that wrestling game they were playing in the pot head vid? That was bonkers lol. And speaking of bonkers, did I ever mention a TV show called Happy? I know we sometimes comment on the lack of originality out there these days, but trust me there aren't too many shows like Happy :wut:. I was pure entertainment! I highly recommend it if you get the chance.

    Turns out that the Americans are planning to send people back to the moon within 5 years: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47721467
    Is this something that interests you? I find it fascinating, but the article would almost leave me to believe that the only reason for doing it is to get there before the Chinese :S
     
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    Do you own 3D television at all? curious as I just flogged a copy of T2 3D disc on ebay, which was a spare disc came with bluray i got for xmas i can't use it. Never heard of that suggested sequel of Long Good Friday until you mentioned it. Does sound like it could have been pretty good with same writers etc involved. Any clue why we rarely see proper crime/gangster films without the childish slapstick? have the guy ritchie and danny dyer geeza movies buggered it beyond belief? The genre is due a true revival either way. Speaking of LGF reminds me, who do you think is responsible for suicide bombings in Sri Lanka? Those isis dickheads yet again? News doesn't have an immediate answer on their identity o_O They report that their goverment was warned these consequences could occur during recent months.
    Finally for film, there's a live-action Sonic The Hedgehog on the way later this year. Perhaps first you've heard of it aswell? I imagine it will be in the visual style of detective pikachu. There's no videos yet, but images recently leaked of how they've designed sonic. Why show him being idle? :nono: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/olHwm8UDHJE/maxresdefault.jpg
    There's been backlash about his design from both fans and original creators along lines of "nobody wanted to change mickey mouse realistic for cinema. why do it to sonic?"

    Ah, good old C&C. Yeah, over night fan after trying it on friends PC when original and Red Alert had just come out. They were swiftly released on PS1 and i remember ordering it from a gaming mag then taking my console+game to same friends house to enjoy pvp matches via two TVs on a linkup cable. Sounds like something out of the stone ages now doesn't it! Did you play Tiberian Sun at all? I played it on release but never since. Most of the cutscenes featured James Earl Jones & Michaelangelo Bean. If you did, was this the game where your troops could quickly become brown bread from standing/walking on the tiberium? or was this in earlier C&C games?
    I'm aware of a recent Tomb Raider film, not seen it mind. I do agree it probably was loosely based on 2013 survival game. Trying to remember if Kermode slammed it, but I'm thinking he said it was adequate for a game-based film. He's gone soft on reviewing those kinda films lately, i reckon he got fed up of maniacal ranting about them throughout the noughties.
    Ikari Warriors! Yeah, it's very similar to commando. I have indeed played Ikari on my PS3 cos it's available from playstation store for peanuts. I still remember you mentioning it eons ago when we use to chat in PSO lobby for hours on end. I always assumed you meant Commodore64 version until now haha. Wonder why enemies pirouette when they get shot? Yeah, good arcade game clearly inspired by rambo 2. There was a true rambo game much like Ikari made by Sega for master system which was altered from 'rambo' to secret commando in europe for some odd reason. In the pot heads video the wrestling game they play on is Mat Mania which apparently has cult status amongst US game enthusiasts and recently put on PS store. I'll have a look at Happy TV series when there's nothing else on.
    Regarding the moon trip news, why do you imagine americans want to get the idea off the ground before chinese can? (i'm not a galaxy enthusiast, keep it light lol ).
     
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    Angry Nerd and a Kevin Mcallister lookalike playtest this fuckload of shit. But they can't ALL be bad. Can theeeeyyyyyy....?

     
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    Sorry for the late reply Nog, been very busy of late with studying in the evenings. Got to pass certain tests for work unfortunately. I will send a proper reply soon though!
     
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    Alright Dis. I realise your schedule isn't as liberal as it once was ^^ But when you find a moment, I invite you to analyse Sonic the Hoghuman :nono:



    lol :golfclap:

     
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    Hey there Dis, I will definitely have a proper reply by Monday at the latest. But in the mean time I did just watch that Hoghuman trailer. Very weird, at one point he tells the guy that he will have to save their planet. So is he an alien rather than a hedgehog:confused:? Not sure I'd be interested in seeing it. And Jim Carrey? I thought he was retired? What do you think of it?
     
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    Another brief post, too tired for indepth film analysis. I just want to aquire your views on below video. Yeah, good point makes ya wonder if Sonic's been sent to earth or comes from a small fictional island as he did in original game storyline.

    OK, this is the most abhorrent trailer i've witnessed, it even surpasses genysis. It's being sold as another forgettable CG action-fest with no story/plot setup? Can only imagine they've chosen that dullard terminator to blend in public?

     
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    No I don't have a 3D tv, they always seemed a bit too expensive to me, and you know my previous thoughts on 3D in general. However, I do have a friend who has a 3D telly and I have gone to his place to watch some of the more effect laden films of late, and it actually does add something to a film you have already seen. Though it has to be said that the film needs to be good and the effects designed to blend with 3D, otherwise in my opinion it looks terrible. Films like Thor: Ragnarock and Avengers: Infinity War were very good on it. He claims Jurassic Park is also great in 3D but I have yet to witness it. I think 3D tvs are hard to come by these days though, and again too expensive for my tastes.

    Ah gangster movies, well I think there has been an attempt at a rival, there was a Ben Afleck film which he directed and it bombed massively. I can't recall the name and I never went out of my way to view it. I suppose the genre was a bit dusty when Guy Ritchie came on the scene, so he added a bit of humour. But that style is now out of fashion also.

    Yeah I think it did turn out to be Isis in Sri Lanka. The world just keeps getting more grim. Or maybe it's always been grim and we only think it's worse because it's our era now? Hmmm, I shall have a think on that one.

    Lol speaking of linking up two gaming machines with a cable, I remember doing that between two PCs for C&C Red Alert, but also for an old Star Trek RTS game where you built up an empire. The serial modem cable was rather unrealiable though. Still good fun. Shame I didn't have a net connect back then, as that game would have been good online as it was turn based. I did play Tiberium Sun and Generals, but I struggle to remember too much detail because they just paled in comparison to Red Alert in my mind. I think it was because it was my first ever access to an RTS PC game and it was totally different to any game i'd ever played before. Unfortunately most other RTS just felt like a copy of the same game after that. Oh I think you are correct about Tiberium Sun and the Tiberium being deadly.

    About the US trying to get to the moon (again) before China, I think it's a two fold issue. The first is national pride, you see back in the 60's and 70's they were competing with their big rival the Societ Union. After it collapsed the Americans were top dog and felt no need to compete really on the space front. But now China, among others, is getting on board. The second issue is resources. Some scientists theorise that the moon is rich in helium 3, which if it can been mined efficiently, could solve the problem of furture shortages of fossil fuels.

    Never heard of Mat Mania before, but as you know I was a fan of the N64 wrestling games. But looking at them now on youtube ....well the graphics just don't hold up at all! Speaking of games though, have you seen the trailers for that Sonic racig game? I looks like it might have a Mario Kart feel about it. Do you know much about it?

    That Angry Nerd vid amused me lol. I thought at first you were saying it was a Macaulay Cuklin lookalike and was thinking to myself that he was the spitting image! But it's actually him lol.

    I'll have to leave it there for now, but will post a reply about that new Terminator trailer tomorrow. It requires it's own post to vent my fury :mad:
     

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