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  1. Wish they'd just show Sobble's evolution line already so I can cry how it never lived up to unrealistic standards.

  2. *sigh* Fucking hell Priest, WTH kind of take is this?

    God, it gets worse as you scroll down.

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      Take a god damn shot every time he pulls the cliche responses. “I’m not defending him or anything buuuut”, “everything’s so political now”, “I can’t even say hello to women without them getting angry at me”

      And apparently he’s homophobic too? Like shit as if trying to bat for Biden wasn’t bad rep enough 

    2. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      I don't get it. I saw the entirety of that interview and it was clear that the interviewer was trying to set him up.

    3. KHCast

      KHCast

      The dude doubles down and gets defensive whenever he’s called out and attempts to change what he said like when he said the “two genders” shit and then suddenly tried to present that as a misunderstanding on our end. His tone also seems overly sympathetic of characters like Biden even though he tries to say he’s not taking sides(yknow, despite him admitting “I’m a Joe Biden”.) And also overblows this whole “I cant say hi to women especially black ones” complaint. I live in Portland and have said hello to females and don’t at all feel they’ve given me the sting. 

      As far as the interviewer, I didn’t get at all the vibe he was setting up Priest, despite what the comments are, shockingly, saying. He asked pretty reasonable questions, and priest went on a rant, to which the interviewer built off those comments priest gave 

    4. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      Don't you see? Your finding your own interpretations from his words and judging him based on that. That's part of the "guilty until proven innocent" mentality that he was talking about.

      Quote

      Nrama: Yet empathizing with Joe Biden without citing the actual specific behavior he’s under scrutiny for, stating things like "the amazing, intoxicating glow and, yes, smell of a woman" and by offering you’re “often seen as creepy by women,” it seems like intentionally inviting the sort of reaction/assumptions you state you’re “afraid” of and inviting the same scrutiny Biden is under.

      Was this was your intent and are you prepared for pushback to your words and questions to be asked?

      Now you're reading things into what Priest says and I'm reading things into what Chris Arrant (The interviewer.) says. The latter part of this quote sounding a lot like a threat. While I though Priest's replies were sensible.

      I think that just tells me that we as outsiders, aren't equipped to judge the people involved based solely on this interview. What worries me is that they are people that are very quick to anger and I don't think they'd be able to enjoy life like that.

      I understood the points Priest was making because I've heard stories that lined up with his fears. That's just my take on this.

  3. With the latest Marvel Alliance trailer out I have to wonder how people feel about Asian Psylocke being in the game given the terrible origin of that incarnation.

    1. mayday2592

      mayday2592

      I assumed most people just ignored that origin, seeing as she's been Asian in most of her appearances for the last decade or so.

  4. So what's the status of Game Grumps? By that I mean quality wise how have their shows been?

    1. PublicEnemy1

      PublicEnemy1

      Not that good, IMO. I recommend SuperMega.

    2. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Has it just hit that point where it feels like the material is repeating itself?

    3. PublicEnemy1

      PublicEnemy1

      Yeah. Also, Arin being either ignorant or outright stupid, making most games a lot worse than they actually are, Dan is barely doing anything, jokes are repetitive, Arin trying to be PC but ending up as a hypocrite instead, and more.

    4. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Ah, it's the sign of a show that's run it's course.

    5. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Honestly, Dan should move on to greener pastures, because he can really make it as a singer and a musician. Game Grumps does not seem to be doing much for him these days.

  5. Woolie Madden is going to LP Parasite Eve the 3rd Birthday... no way he makes it through that.

  6. Wow, Tom King is off Batman prematurely. Guess the people at DC didn't trust him to deliver on his story?

    I'm almost ready to bet money DC is giving Batman to Bendis, which IMO would be a lateral move.

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      I'd say Knightmares was probably the last straw. He's just been making tons of baffling and nonsensical choices after the Wedding so I'm not surprised by this. 

    2. dbzfan7

      dbzfan7

      Nah what he did to Wally is the worst by far.

  7. ARRRRRG! The Aladdin remake doesn't have Jafar preform the Prince Ali reprise.

    *sigh*

    1. PublicEnemy1

      PublicEnemy1

      What's with Disney and cutting out villain songs (AKA the best parts) in their Live-Action remakes? I swear to God if they remake Hunchback without Hellfire, I will be pissed.

    2. KHCast

      KHCast

      @PublicEnemy1 That would require artistic pride and integrity and giving a shit about the source material 

  8. So how much homophobia is there in the Smash Persona stage? Oh don't give me that look, I'll stop when Atlus does.

    1. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      the colors are pretty homophobic

    2. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      How do you mean?

    3. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Ernest the Panda I mean there's always some dumb homophobic shit associated with modern Persona. P3 had that trans woman scene at the beach, in P4 there was Yosuke and that dungeon section. In P5 there's a recurring couple that harasses the cast.

    4. JosepHenry

      JosepHenry

      I am hoping for Persona 5R to be better with that since Mr. Teacher Lust Hashino is out, but I also expect things to be worse.

    5. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      I’ve never played the Persona games, I wouldn’t know.

    6. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      - Turn on Stage Morph

      - Pick the Mementous stage

      - Change it into Rainbow Cruise

       

      Atlus:

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    7. Conando Claus

      Conando Claus

      Isn’t in not contained to Persona either? I thought Rin was a “trap” in Catherine Full Body.

    8. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      Regarding Catherine and Rin from said game, he's not really offensive. He's part of the otonoko culture over in Japan (yes this is a real thing) is actually the gay option if you go for him. There is some "haha she has a dick" jokes as they like reminding people of Rin's gender and Vincent himself takes a while to adjust to dating a man so there's that.

      I think the problem is more with the character Erika who's a transgender but was treated kind of badly, at least to the eyes of some. She's kind of a creeper towards one of the guys in the group of friends but said guy wasn't into "him" and that she couldn't be a female wrestler. The latter line did however not only got removed in Full Body but proved them wrong by becoming one so they're at least taking baby steps.

      Spoiler

      And no I'm not getting into that one ending, mostly because of miss info being spread.

      ...Well to clarify its an ending where Vincent goes back to the past and marries Catherine with a C. And while this was said to be "best" ending where everyone is happy people took offense because this assumed Eric was perfect as a man. However there was hints that Eric was going to go the gender change anyways and the ending cuts off before she transitions.  So *shrug*

      I did want to clarify a few things. If you're still offended by it well more power to you. I just really like Rin and will protect him ok? Everything else is open season hahah.

  9. Did TSR bring back the tank challenge too?

    1. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Which one was that again? 

    2. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      The tank pursuit challenges for Transformed

       

    3. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      No but man that would of been nice to bring back

    4. Adamabba

      Adamabba

      there must've been alot of content in Transformed huh. I know I played that game for hours but there are quite a few modes getting mentioned here that I somehow never played 

  10. For real though fan's, I'm sorry GoT didn't stick the landing. For many it was either Lost, HIMYM, BSG, or Dexter, but for me it was DS9.

  11. Just heard some GoT spoilers, and

    Spoiler

    People are telling me Bran sits on the throne? What?

     

    1. Ellipsis-Ultima

      Ellipsis-Ultima

      So the leaks were true???

    2. KHCast

      KHCast

      Yup. And it’s stupid seeing it in action 

       

      I still think Daenerys going insane with power and becoming essentially the mad king reincarnated was a fucking dumb cop out for emotional pulls when Jon obviously would be the one to kill her. The whole point was that she WASNT that. A lot of the writing in general the last 3 episodes just felt too...convenient and predictable or just flat out stupid for the characters. Season 8 was such a letdown

    3. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      Spoiler

      THEY DID IT AGAIN, HOLY SHIT

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      A
      FUCKING
      WATER
      BOTTLE

       

  12. We are getting a live action/CG hybrid movie of Chip 'n' Dale: Rescue rangers...also, God is dead.

    https://io9.gizmodo.com/chip-n-dale-rescue-rangers-is-getting-a-movie-adaptati-1834863342

    1. blueblur98

      blueblur98

      live action/CG hybrids don't work

      please stop

    2. PublicEnemy1

      PublicEnemy1

      At least we have the DuckTales reboot.

    3. KHCast

      KHCast

      Disney fucking stop. Jesus Christ. This is going past obvious cynical nostalgia pandering and corporate greed now

    4. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      I thought it was burning in Development Hell. I guess they're getting cocky after the success of their other remakes.

       

      Also, Disney, if you really wanted to make another Chipmunks movie, remind yourself that you own Fox now. Just ask them to make it. Save yourself the trouble, y'know?

    5. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      Quote

      "The nature of the film is unclear, except that it’s being described as a meta and self-referential take on the source material, which initially saw Chip and Dale opening up a detective agency—a direction that, according to THR, the film will not be taking."

       

    6. blueblur98

      blueblur98

      'let's make an adaptation that's not even an adaptation of the source material!'

    7. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      who asked

       

      of all people, who asked for this

    8. Emperor Robrainiac

      Emperor Robrainiac

      Damn it Bob Iger

    9. Ellipsis-Ultima

      Ellipsis-Ultima

      They lost me with "live action".

  13. Jesus Christ! My cousin's school had a shooter in it!

    1. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      Are they okay?

    2. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Jesus fuck, is he alright?

    3. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @tailsBOOM! @Kuzu the BoloedgeYeah he's okay, I just got the news from mom. She says a teacher got the shooter, but I'm still hearing stuff. I need to check in with my aunt.

    4. tailsBOOM!
    5. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Fuck man I'm sorry to hear that

    6. Milo

      Milo

      I'm really sorry to hear that, Balding.

    7. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Okay, so my aunt and the other parents are there. They've started having bus drivers remove students from the school. I tried getting in touch with her but only got the voicemail.

    8. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      Oh fuck that's terrifying!

      Hope everything settles down and your cousin remains safe...

    9. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      God, all I'm doing is waiting around to speak with my aunt and see how she and Blake are.

    10. Ellipsis-Ultima

      Ellipsis-Ultima

      Everyone is safe right? Really horrific to have that happen!

  14. That moment you realize the easiest way to bring Mutants to the MCU.

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Just as I'd thought, it's lack of scope is what brings down an otherwise solid game.

    2. Plasme

      Plasme

      It's not being criticised for a lack of scope. It's being criticised because the Sonic IP isn't as interesting as SEGA IPs and the bad story.

    3. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      IGN and Gamespot specifically site "small roster" and "not bringing anything new to the genre" as criticisms in their pieces.

      Hell Destructoid outright uses the phrase " I just wish it wasn't as limited in scope out of the gate" in there's. Seems to be a common complaint all around on top of the lack of other Sega IPs and bad story (the latter of which can probably fall under the lack of scope criticism too).

    4. Plasme

      Plasme

      They are referring to scope mostly in terms of it being only Sonic and not SEGA, unless I'm mistaken. I read in haste to be honest.

    5. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      I could see that reading for some of these reviews but the ones that specifically mention things like a limited character rooster or, in Trusted Review's case, feeling like a "a budget title"... yeah.

  15. Latest episode of Ducktales was a really good take on the Darkwing lore. I especially dig the massive jab at the Batman films.

  16. The hits keep on coming. David Benioff one of the writers of GoT soon to be on Star Wars cursed this foul Earth by writing X-men Origins: Wolverine.

    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1125275/

  17. So...hard confirm that D&D are writing upcoming Star Wars films.

    I'm sorry, but I'm cackling like a super villain over this. Nice timing Bob!

    1. Teoskaven
    2. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      So I've given up on the movies at this point, so the shows are going to be the only Star Wars medium I'm going to try.

    3. Tornado

      Tornado

      Who are D&D?

    4. QuantumEdge

      QuantumEdge

      Considering what my friends have said about GoT, I'm now more concerned than satisfied...

    5. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Tornado D&D stand for David Benioff and D.B Weiss. They are a writing/director duo most notably for Game of Thrones. They also were responsible for that Confederate show.

    6. AlphaRuby

      AlphaRuby

      Benioff was also a co-writer for X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

      The other one (Skip Woods) rewrote it so it's unclear how Benioff's script was beforehand.

  18. If you were ever curious what a low energy version of Prince Ali would be like, well here you go:

    *sigh* I'm gonna watch the Broadway take on this song to lift my spirits.

    1. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      I think it sounds fine.

      Much more suited to Will Smith’s vocal style.

    2. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Ernest the Panda The issue I have is that it isn't a grand enough spectacle and and Smith sounds flat to me. Dude's leading the parade, he should be better but the crowd is outclassing him.

    3. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      Tbf, the zaniness of the animated movie version was always going to be harder to pull off in live action.

    4. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Ernest the Panda I can understand if they wanted to do their own take on the film like the live action Jungle book movie did, but they are doing a mostly shot for shot remake. And let's be real here, they did the Never Had a Friend Like Me sequence already, which is way more elaborate and nonsensical than this sequence. They should be easy to adapt by comparison.

    5. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      Huh. *shrug*

    6. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      I mean, it’s not awful, but I prefer the animated version of the song. It’s neat how they translated the large scale of the parade into reality, but I don’t think Will is doing enough to show off how big Genie went for this, and the visuals don’t support his magic either.

      Here, he’s mostly just leading the parade, where in the animated version, he was shifting into many different disguises to get other people to join in. Off the top of my head, I remember him transforming into an old beggar to show off Aladdin’s generosity, and then into a belly dancer to convince a barricade of women to fall head over heels for him, that kept a lot of Genie’s energy in the song as he was constantly shifting form, moving, and shooting magic to make Aladdin bigger and cooler than ever, where here, he doesn’t seem to do any of that.

    7. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Ryannumber1gamer You just addressed the biggest issue regarding this remake. They are doing a remake of the animated movie, and yet it's ironically not animated enough. For example they released a scene where Aladdin is speaking to Jasmin and the Sultan's associates:

      It's really... well let's just say a cricket chirping would make it less awkward.

    8. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      I kinda got the impression it was *supposed* to be awkward.

    9. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Ernest the Panda That's not why I thought it was awkward. Between the delivery of the Aladdin and the actors playing off each other, with the camera cuts, makes it awkward for the wrong reasons.

  19. Not since Sonic Forces have I basked in such glorious salt. I almost feel guilty, but then stuff like this gets created:

    https://imgur.com/gallery/DfC6Hdy

    And all that guilt flies out the window.

  20. Woolie's salt over Game of Thrones is giving me so much life.

  21. Huh. Mr. Ratburn, Arthur's teacher just got married to his partner.

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      Is that bad to you or...?

    2. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Oh no, I just saw the character's name pop up in my twitter feed and was really surprised by the news.

  22. Okay I see a lot of people upset with Game of Thrones. Is it overblown outrage, or is this another case of a show failing to stick the landing?

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      The show is just not landing on expectations for most. To me it honestly kinda feels a bit rushed. All that buildup to certain events and they just...happen or aren’t as satisfying as you expect

    2. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Don't watch it, have a friend who does - according to him - the show creators were given an offer to work on Star Wars. Because of that, they denied the 10 episodes they were being offered, and half-assed it to 6 to basically be done with the show ASAP. The last few episodes have been some of the worst in the show's history, destroying plot points, stories and characters built up from what I understand - that's been built up since the show's beginning.

      A good example of how much "not giving a shit" is currently on the show - they left Starbucks cups in scenes.

    3. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @KHCast Oh, okay that would do it. Especially if it's a show of this scale.

      @Ryannumber1gamer I heard about the Starbucks, but wow the rest of that is news to me. That's awful!

    4. LukA8

      LukA8

      Both to some extent I guess. They're rushing through major storylines people have waited for for years and are throwing character developments and logic out of the window because they didn't want to work on it anymore. It must be terrible for people who were invested in this since the beginning.

  23. So.... Josh Gad is starring in a reboot of Honey I Shrunk The Kids

    https://www.slashfilm.com/honey-i-shrunk-the-kids-reboot/

    Who....who asked for this.....?

    1. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      Noone. Hollywood will reboot everything just to cash in on everyone's nostalgia, reguardless if they should or not.

    2. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Yeah, but HISTK? God I remembered when they made a show out of that...

  24. So some stuff happened and my Mom's spending mothers day in a hospital waiting room, waiting for her boyfriend to get out of surgery. I was going to cook for her today too. So as it stands I'm pretty much re-stalking her refrigerator with breakfast, dessert, and dinner for when she comes home.

    1. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      Hope her boyfriend recovers and returns to well deserved food thanks to you.

    2. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      Yeah he's expected to leave possibly Tuesday.

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