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  1. what i feel like doing after a long day at work when family members wanna drag me to stuff afterward

     

  2. Better call Saul is good so far. I waited way too long to start it and I'm surprised I haven't been spoiled.

    1. Emperor Robrain-eater

      Emperor Robrain-eater

      My parents and i actually started watching Better Call Saul before watching Breaking Bad.

      You know its a good show if it can hook you in without needing knowledge of the show it spun off of. Yeah its a prequel, but it does a good job of reintroducing the world. 

      Though part of me wishes I saw breaking bad before better call saul's first season, just so i could have more appreciation for the cameos, references, and returning characters.

    2. dbzfan7

      dbzfan7

      Wow I just started it too after my Breaking Bad Marathon. I'm about to start the second season.

  3. One thing I didn't think about with the absense of the National Dex is like, whats gonna happen to official tournaments and stuff now? Are participants just required to carry their 3DS consoles with Sun & Moon to those things forever now, or do the tournaments have some kind of special thing where you can transfer your team temporarily to some kind of special Stadium-esque battle arena software made just for said tournaments so it wouldn't matter what game you entered with, etc? (i dont know how it all works)

    1. Spin Attaxx

      Spin Attaxx

      Pretty sure that whatever you can get in Sword and Shield, that's what you're going to have to work with.

  4. me when old town road came out: "I wanna hear this in movie trailers"

    it happened tho

  5. Can't wait to see this tbh. I actually kinda hope Disney takes notice of it and realizes that their 2D work still had lots of room to grow

     

    1. Menace2Society

      Menace2Society

      That’s a really pretty aesthetic. Kinda reminds me of something else, although I can’t really remember what.

  6. >Gemini Man bombed and got bad reviews.

    aw man its After Earth all over again. I was looking forward to it too

    1. I Have Berry!

      I Have Berry!

      No surprise there.

      Image result for mega man gemini man

      Everyone went in expecting a spinoff prequel to the cancelled live action film and were severely caught off guard.

    2. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      i was expecting gemini man to get his time to shine, but no, because it’s not a mega man film at all, booooo

    3. Mil-O-Lantern

      Mil-O-Lantern

      i think will smith has the same agent eddie murphy has/had in which he can't find a good script to save his soul

      (eddie murphy finally got a break with the netflix biopic dolemite is my name)

    4. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      I heard Gemini man is good from people I know. Then again one of them said that Venom is good and has good cinematography so it’s hard for me to trust him in films.

  7. I often forget that Sonic Rush Adventure technically had a vocal theme, even if it was just a handheld title. I never really stopped to admire that.

    1. Menace2Society

      Menace2Society

      Sonic Rivals 2 also had a vocal theme, although it was super short compared to most of them. 

      Funnily enough, both games came out the same year. How about that?

  8. Watching El Camino right now and I'll probably finally start Better Call Saul afterwards. I missed Breaking Bad, its one of the few live action series to completely suck me in like an anime would.

  9. Seeing all the changes in the upcoming Pokemon anime really makes it feel like they're attempting to make the show an /anime/ anime that stands alone to be looked at as its own series rather than just an advertisement for the current game generation. Kinda hyped but that hype is brought down knowing its not gonna have that same sorta modern anime feel in the west if the current dubbing team is still gonna continue doing it, with borderline-wooden acting and replaced music, etc.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I think that in general Pokémon is moving away from the main games being the central pillar of the franchise. 

  10. I know the Switch came out in 2017 but I hope Nintendo's planning ahead to combat the PS5 and new Xbox in 2020, like a Switch 2 or whatever. All I have is a Switch right now but I know if I don't get the PS5 or next Xbox its gonna be a Wii situation again where the Switch is gonna be super underpowered and will miss out on multiplatform games, etc.

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Tbh, I doubt that Nintendo’s actually been in the business of keeping up with the other two for the last decade now. They seem to be more geared towards hardware gimmicks versus processing power.

      That being said though, I wouldn’t worry too much if you’re planning on sticking solely to them either. Games in general are becoming more optimized on an engine level now and can be scaled down a fair bit more than before. If rumors are to be believed and both Sony and Microsoft are looking to focus more in the areas of speed/ performance rather than pure graphical detail, the actual content might not get too out of reach for the Switch for a bit longer.

      If the Switch continues to sell, I doubt most developers will pass on it for that reason alone for a while.

    2. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      We're reaching a point where graphical capabilities cannot go any further. If it did go further, more time and money would have to be invested, taking years and years, and spending millions and millions. And if the game is a stinker... well...

      At this point, speed is what we've got to look at. Especially since some of the most beautiful games out there are limited by the processing speed.

    3. booblur98

      booblur98

      i think it's going to be a situation where there will be improvements to graphics, but not quite as big as a leap as it was from PS3 to PS4.

      they're likely focusing on vastly increased resolution and processing power.

    4. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      To go into this more, there is still a fair bit of improvement to be done in terms of visuals. One need to look no further than cgi movies where games are still arguably visually inferior on a technical level in a lot of areas. Even in films that are close to two decades old at this point. Though, that's also not to say that a lot of games aren't visually comparable to even more recent movies in a lot of other areas as well.

      The main area with room to grow seems to be in effects usually catered to post processing. Things like detailed ray-tracing, higher levels of ambient inclusion, a metric tone of anti-aliasing, and the actual amount of objects being rendered in at once. Things that can take giant render farms days to spit out for movies which is why no one even thinks about doing that shit both in bulk and in real time yet.

      We currently have base level implementations of this in a lot of games, but nothing even close to it's true nature. I believe that's why the industry is moving more towards the actual processing pipeline for improvements atm. Gives studios time to get their tools better suited to handle such workloads (which is great for future cost savings as more features come online with less work required for them), continues efforts to optimize, and genuinely answers a growing want from the consumer for better performance.

      There's also the ever changing field of resolutions. 4K is quickly becoming the standard which is still extremely hard to pump out from an engine level alone. Start thinking about how long it's going to be before 8K becomes common placed and it really is no wonder why both Sony and Microsoft seem to be hesitating in discussing details about how much "better" games are going to look. Especially if they're trying to keep the things affordable too.

      So the tl;dr of it all is that while there's definitely room to grow on a graphical level, it's not the smart move to pursue atm. Better to get the actual pipeline developed now. The actual feel of games is essential so Sony and Microsoft probably know by now that shoving a lot of money in graphical detail isn't smart when the consumer is going to hate it no matter what because it runs like a slideshow. So I wouldn't be surprised if you see them start to market everything more along the lines have how many frames it's pushing and the resolution it's at rather than how many blades of grass are in there (which will come later).

  11. demon slayer dub's about to come on so I guess I can finally catch a glimpse of what all the hubbub is about

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      tenor.gif

      hubbub seems justified so far

  12. One Punch Man season 2 isn't even the worst looking anime ever, its actually pretty ok looking. It just had the bad luck of being right after a Season 1 that looked near film quality every episode.

    1. Ryannumber1Scarer

      Ryannumber1Scarer

      Even if the animation is a bit worse, the humour and writing makes up for it big time

  13. it was a simpler time

     

  14. I'm more interested in the smaller phone-sized version but the bigger tablet version is still wild tho

     

  15. We finally got a dub trailer for One Piece Stampede

    After the long hiatus of dubbed episodes its just nice to hear these voices again personally

  16. just remembering the Switch launch where besides BotW there wasn't much to play for awhile until like, MK8D so people were flocking to games like Snake Pass to quench their thirst

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      to me tho, BotW was so meaty that it lasted me the whole drought period and then waaay past that

    2. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      It really was the perfect launch game. Rivals the likes of the original Halo and Super Mario 64 imo.

    3. Mil-O-Lantern

      Mil-O-Lantern

      i actually did want to play snake pass despite not having any of the consoles it came out on

      granted, i'm sure it's also available on steam but i'd be surprised if my laptop could run it.

    4. shdowhunt60

      shdowhunt60

      I don't know, I personally don't tend to agree with that. My issue with BotW is that it's a really good framework, but it misses a lot of actual things of substance. The game feels pretty empty and tends to feel repetitive as a result.

      I hope when Breath of the Wild 2 hits it has more... You know, actual content instant of copy-pasta shrines and uninteresting side-quests.

  17. I know the 3DS is outdated, but I kinda wish they kept updating Pokedex 3D Pro. Never bought it but tbh im thinking about it, since it has over 600 older pokemon with detailed info on each. Just sucks that it doesn't have aaaaall the mons.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Don't worry. SwSh are out in a month and you can look at all the Pokédex entries on there!

      Oh wait...

    2. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      I always found the thing way too expensive for essentially just being a model viewer.

    3. Ferno

      Ferno

      True, though for fan artists I'd imagine its a valuable reference tool.

    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      In all seriousness, there will probably be a PokéDex feature in Pokémon Home.

  18. Got Sling TV earlier today just in time to catch the first ep of Primal on adult swim. I hear its 5 episodes total, but tbh if it was all stitched together as a movie I would watch it in theaters, just that first ep was that good.

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      I love every single second of it!

      It had very beautiful animation and it had really great dinosaur action!

      Just what I'd expected and more!

  19. I've really warmed up to Ash's new design, the outfit especially, as he's right back to the Red/Green/Blue/Yellow color combo he always had before the sudden change to only red+blue that he got in XY and SM. I just wish he had gloves again. I know fingerless gloves are ultra-90's but they just feel right on him imo.

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    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      I know the two movie designs near the end have gloves but I chalk that up to being semi-throwback movies; canon Ash hasn't had gloves since XY

    2. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      I miss fingerless gloves 

    3. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      I never noticed that Ash's earlier outfits featured all the original gen 1 colors until you brought that up haha

    4. Ferno

      Ferno

      @Zaysho I didn't even think to put 2 and 2 together on that, lol, I just like those 4 colors when put together in general

    5. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Wait his BW outfit doesn't have green. You lied Ferno

    6. Sega DogTagz

      Sega DogTagz

      Dude. They game him shorts.

      OMG he's a youngster now. His rattata will be in the top percentile.

    7. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      I like the new design but I wish he was wearing some goddamn pants and fingerless gloves again.

      Shorts are not and have never been cool.

    8. I Have Berry!
    9. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      Like I said, not cool at all. Comfiness is irrelevant.

    10. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      @Dejimon11 His BW outfit has all of the colors when he wears his green backpack. XY's is green, too, but there's no yellow on his outfit cause it'd clash with it's perfectly streamlined look. That, and PIkachu being on his shoulder is more than enough yellow to make up for it.

  20. This is pretty much the endgame level of phone-doodling skill I wanna reach someday tbh. 

    Whats funny is this was probably Steve Job's vision right here but, the learning curve and lack of precision tho

    1. Pawn

      Pawn

      I'm trying to imagine doing this but it just stresses me out lol

  21. Slowly crawling my way through Pokemon Moon still and the mention of Slowpoke tails being tasty shows up. I thought stuff like that was left in older gens tbh, the implications that people chow down on pokemon I mean

    1. Petrifying Panda

      Petrifying Panda

      According to the Pokedex in Sun:

      “Its long tail often breaks off. It doesn't really feel any pain, though, and the tail grows back, so Slowpoke isn't particularly bothered.”

      Chowing down on Slowpoke tail is no different than gorging on a Tropius’ banana.

      ...waitaminute

    2. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      I mean Gen 4 had it being mentioned but the Pokemon had the ability to come back from death by throwing back into water.

      Apparently.

    3. Sean

      Sean

      I want to eat a Pokémon

    4. Adamabba
  22. I should probably grab a free trial of Sling TV before Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal premieres next week

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

       

      i miss tv

    2. Adamabba

      Adamabba

      I miss that excitement of seeing that my favorite show is on. Now you can just watch anything whenever you want

    3. Ferno

      Ferno

      you'd go to school the next day and all the kids would be talking about the show you all watched the night before because it was the only way to watch

    4. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Now you go to work and your co workers are talking about the latest sports event or the episode of prime time drama 

  23. Bought Spyro the other day on Switch and it finally downloaded. Liking it so far, having more fully 3D platformers with modern production values to play besides Mario and Sonic is nice, even though its a remake. (I only played parts of year of the Dragon and didn't grow up with the 1st two so its all mostly new to me anyway)

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      *I would've bought it physically but after hearing that only one game is on the cartridge and the other two are downloads I was like "well screw it, might as well download all three"

    2. Soniman

      Soniman

      I wouldn't calm Sonic having modern production values lmao 

  24. Toy Story 4 is probably my least favorite of the 4 Toy Story movies but I can't fault its technical aspects one bit. I'm still finding out about various techniques they used on that film

     

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Toy Story as a series has always pioneered new paths for cgi in general. Really hope that the blu-ray highlights more of the techniques they used (bless Pixar for always doing commentary tracks for their releases).

      Like, 4 in particular is a bit of a mystery to me currently. For the last few years, Disney and Pixar have been pretty much neck and neck in terms visuals imo (Disney taking the lead back in 2016 for a bit with the one two knockouts that were Zootopia and Moana). Though, for some reason 4 just blew me away. With it, Pixar is currently in a league of their own again but with it being a bit since I saw it in theaters, I can't really pinpoint the exact reason for that technically. The camera shots highlighted here helps but there's more too it than that. Something about the lighting I think. The use of volumetric lights and full on ray-tracing seem to be on some future level shit.

      I'm rambling but this really is something I want to dig into once I get my hands on it again.

    2. Tangled Jack

      Tangled Jack

      I really want to watch it again...

  25. never owned this thing or a PDA in general but I love retro tech videos like this because they take me back to the pre iPhone days when we had separate devices for everything instead of the all-in-one phones that we have now

    also a time when everything was silver for the sake of being silver because it was the early/ mid 00's and we were in the future dammit

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      also fak look at this BRICK

       

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