@DIPSET Henry Cavill would be the new James Bond
Posts made by IronGrey
RE: That's News!
Sony skipping E3 in the year they're releasing a new major PlayStation console is a huge blow for the event. It might be a sign of the times. Fifteen years ago plenty of people got their news through printed media, such as newspapers and specialized videogame magazines, so it made sense for them to pull everyone together for a major event. But now it doesn't matter where they do it, because they can just stream it on the web. They also get more freedom to organize the events when and how they think it's more alluring.
Edit: found an article by someone more knowledgeable https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-13-is-playstation-right-to-leave-e3
RE: That's Not News!
There's something we need to change in our food culture: https://www.reddit.com/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/emzbxw/square_donuts_have_27_more_donut_per_donut_and/
RE: 2020 - the new decade, the new era, new games. whats your most anticipated ones?
I'm curious to see how Guerrilla Games' Horizon series evolves, and I'm hopeful about a potential next Red Dead Redemption title. Other than that, I'm open to the unknown.
RE: Guess the Opencritic 2020
The Last of Us Part II - 90
Ghost of Tsushima - 86
Ori and the Will of the Wisps - 88
Final Fantasy VII Remake - 80
Animal Crossing: New Horizons - 82
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 - 89
Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated - 65
System Shock - 78
Trials of Mana - 80
Cyberpunk 2077 - 94
Marvel's Avengers - 85
Dying Light 2 - 85
Wasteland 3 - 76
Phantasy Star Online 2 - 78
Halo Infinite - 85
Psychonauts 2 - 88
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga - 80
No More Heroes 3 - 80
Tales of Arise - 82
Skull and Bones - 73
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - 81
Nioh 2 - 90
Doom Eternal - 86
Half Life: Alyx - 95
Resident Evil 3 Remake - 89
Fast and Furious: Crossroads - 75
Bravely Default 2 - 84
Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise - 75
Godfall - Delay
Streets of Rage 4 - 80
Super Meat Boy Forever - 80
Gears Tactics - 80
Microsoft Flight Simulator - 78
Predator Hunting Grounds - 70
Sable - 79
RE: What Are You Listening To?
@bam541 I wager that the conflicting infos derive from misinformation due to how we use language. If one refers to "the nineties", it makes sense to think that it goes from 1990-1999. From a cultural and linguistic perspective it is correct to assume it as a decade, but reading from the calendar it's incorrect, as it should go 1991-2000. The millennium also started in 2001, by the way.
RE: What Are You Listening To?
@bam541 actually, the decade only ends in December 2020, so you have one more year to get your ideas in order for the top. This happens because the gregorian calendar we use doesn't start in the year 0, but in the year 1, so the decade goes 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10, not 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9.
RE: The Witcher (Netflix)
I finished this first season and I enjoyed it, even though I generally agree with the critical consensus that it could be better. I had fun and I'll definitely watch season 2. It's very good from a visual standpoint, in that they show a lot of monsters, swordplay or gruesome things that other shows don't. I liked the characterization, it makes the world seem credible, even if it's a fantasy setting. It also doesn't disguise the fantasy elements, which I think it's one of the show's strengths. I didn't have much contact with The Witcher before this series and as such I don't know almost anything about its world, but I could still follow the different plots and establish a parallel between them. However, I frequently felt like some detail or event was missing. Another issue for me was the poor dialogue, I hope they improve it.
RE: Last movie you watched
@Ochi Maybe the passage of time wasn't well shown, but I thought it was implied - this is one of the things that literature can do well and cinema can't, as I see it. In the books you can read about character thoughts and perceptions inbetween mundane and tedious routines, whereas in the movie all you'd see is someone standing around doing nothing interesting for an amount of time equivalent to the time passed related to the film's length.
RE: Last movie you watched
I have watched two movies in the past two days, I enjoyed both of them.
"Joker" is a good movie, depicting the main character Joker in what was for me a fresh perspective (I have only read The Killing Joke and there was a nod to it near the end, but this movie is wholly different otherwise). It's interesting that they chose the 70's for the setting, and Gotham's ruin is a major element in the story. I could relate to Arthur's plight at several moments through the movie, as I couldn't help but think that he was making all the wrong decisions with the rough cards he was dealt with in life. The movie bases itself plenty on Joaquin Phoenix's acting capacity, like other reputable filmmakers and peculiar plots have done in the recent past. If you liked this movie, I recommend opening his list of films in the decade and check if there's something that catches your eye that you haven't yet seen.
"The Irishman" is what I believe to be an outstanding mafia movie made in the classic mold by a veteran filmmaker. Martin Scorsese conducts a stellar gangster epic that spans the life of Frank Sheeran, a mobster portrayed by Robert de Niro, depicting his rise through the ranks of the Bufalino crime family. Eventually, he meets and works for Jimmy Hoffa, a powerful labor union leader with connections to the Bufalinos and other criminals. I feel like this movie comes with a bonus for experienced watchers of movies about the mafia, as one can recognize the intricacies of the conversations and dualities between the mobsters. Curiously, I could also strike a parallel between certain aspects in the movie and the Trump family. The rich and intricate plot is given room to breathe and develop properly, what I sadly feel to be a rarity these days, as movies seem to be constructed just to fill a checklist of contents. The expansive plot also gives the actors a space to act, to show us how they contemplate certain decisions and how they behave in certain contexts. I felt like de Niro, Pesci and Pacino's acting was thorough and meticulous, although De Niro's a bit laboured. Anna Paquin was very good, albeit with a short screentime. In a personal note, I wish that the movie were even longer and depicted further the relationship between Sheeran's daughter Peggy and the Hoffa family, beyond its hintful depiction. However, I understand that there could have been time and budget constraints for Scorsese, as well as the fact that this is as much as possible a biography about sensitive subjects, and it wouldn't bode well to go too far in certain reconstructive speculations.