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The Superdeep Borehole / Re: The Culture War Thread
« Last post by D3RANG3D on September 25, 2023, 12:59:27 PM »
The Superdeep Borehole / Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Last post by Sman on September 25, 2023, 08:14:24 AM »
16 years late, but I finally sat down to watch No Country for Old Men.

I liked it, I think. I expected a big shootout at the end... and it did happen. But the movie doesn't let you see it, only the aftermath, which is pretty ballsy. Many unexpected things in the movie.

It's well shot too. If I wasn't aware of the main actors' real age, I could be fooled thinking this was shot only a few years ago.
Video Game Bored / Re: What are you playing?
« Last post by Bebpo on September 25, 2023, 04:03:23 AM »
Finished Separate Ways.

Great stuff. Way longer than I expected. Took me about 5 hours and basically felt like a speedrun, shorter and tougher route B run of the entire RE4r campaign.

Thought the encounter design was great, level design great. A couple of annoying spots, but not too bad.

Wasn't a big fan of the two big boss fights. Felt like the arenas were kind of small and cramped and the boss moves were annoying. Plus like on Pesenta that tail whip O evade I don't think I ever actually pulled off. I swear the O qte pops up way too late for that move. And stuff like Sadlers tentacle straight forward punches seemed kinda bullshitty and I basically just did the fight from ranged. I mean they're doable, but I felt like I had to kind of cheese tactics them because they were both a bit janky.

One of the reasons I feel like the campaign is a bit harder than Leon's is Ada's weapon selection felt kinda worse? Her shotgun you can buy fucking sucks with how inaccurate it is, the blast arrows are so slow to reload but effective so I spent a lot of the last 3rd just kiting and reloading blast arrows. Her handgun is great, got me through 90% of the DLC and the TMP maxed is actually pretty good but it just eats through ammo too fast. By the time you get the Stingray it's kind of pointless outside the few spots like heatscope. So basically just got through the campaign with handgun and TMP until the end where I mixed in blast arrows.

But her melee with the grapple melee is fantastic and fun and I think grunt fighting was more fun here than with Leon.

But yeah, basically just felt like another run of RE4r again remixed. Yeah there's a few new bits, but mostly just felt like a route B, which is fine. Also reminded me of what I loved about RE4r and what I don't like. Could've done without a regenerators section. Ran out of rifle ammo and not even sure how you're supposed to fight them when your out of rifle ammo. Also the pig mask guys with the machine guns are annoying enemies. But at least each spot they appear in is well designed to stay out of their shot line.

I also was running out of ammo hard early on. I think I got out of the El Gigante fight with like 10 bullets left. I hadn't bought the shotgun yet so all I had was pistol and TMP and that boss has a ton of HP.
Actually, how do you square Islam with the idea that one should eschew morals for base pleasures?
« Last post by MMaRsu on September 24, 2023, 08:46:05 PM »
Video Game Bored / Re: Random Gaming Talk Thread
« Last post by MMaRsu on September 24, 2023, 06:55:26 PM »
I would wait for a 5070 myself, and im on a 3070

Ray reconstruction is also available for rtx 20 series cards and im hoping for improvements still that will benefit older cards as well, that space seems to be moving fast
The Superdeep Borehole / Re: What book(s) are you reading?
« Last post by Bebpo on September 24, 2023, 05:56:14 PM »
Also had one of my favorite Death gags so far

[at the end of the universe and all things]
“Have you seen anybody?”
Astfgl sighed. “I mean anyone recently.”
The Superdeep Borehole / Re: What book(s) are you reading?
« Last post by Bebpo on September 24, 2023, 05:50:40 PM »
A Profound Waste of Time #2 - Great issue, though I think the first one was better. What mostly stands out about APWOT vs. other zines is most of the articles are very game developers or industry people, vs. zines where the articles are mostly written by players and journalists. Just gives it a different feel.

Discworld #9 - Eric - The novella sized one about the dorky demonologist kid and his three genie wishes and the demons of hell. Cute story, fun and quick read. Nothing really stood out, but wasn't bad either. Just a fun novella. The parrot was fun. Next up is Moving Pictures...
The Superdeep Borehole / Re: need everyone to pray for TVC15/Whiteman
« Last post by Nintex on September 24, 2023, 05:38:29 PM »
The Superdeep Borehole / Re: One Piece Thread: The best comic you haven't read
« Last post by Himu on September 24, 2023, 05:37:43 PM »
In One Piece fandom the last year we have been having debates and fights about BB vs Imu. I have been Team Imu since his/her introduction. But team WG as villains specifically for decades. On Reddit someone posted this. It summarizes my viewpoints:


Blackbeard is Direct competition for the Pirate King throne, but remember, Roger was Pirate King, and he still wasn’t able to overturn the government, it clearly shows that beating the WG is a bigger hurdle than Pirate King is, but more than that, it’s been something that’s been happening over and over in the story, Pirates will get into skirmishes but ultimately it’s the WG that’s ultimately above all of that.

Dadan tells Ace something along the lines, that his enemy is “The World” when talking about the WG and Celestial Dragons, when Spansam refers to Robin’s enemies, he speaks about “The World”

no Pirate Crew is ever spoken about in such a grandiose manner. Whitebeard spoke about the upheaval that would happen when that treasure “The One Piece” is discovered as well.

I understand why so many people think Blackbeard is the final villain, because of how much he’s a foil to Luffy but I really think that Luffy overcoming Blackbeard is just him essentially “surpassing himself” to finally be strong and powerful enough to face the WG.

It’s also in the presentation, while we’ve seen skirmishes with Blackbeard where he can take a bit of an L, Imu has never appeared less than calculating and powerful, the most recent being when Imu destroyed an island, and had so much control over everything that they can just rewrite it to “That island never existed”. Blackbeard has never been shown to be this villainous.

The only way BB becomes the final villain is if he beats Imu. One problem: he doesn't even know Imu exists. The entire thing with government is a giant mystery. We just found out the Elders' powers just weeks ago.

From the first page of this story the government has been set up as the villain who doesn't want others to find Rogers' treasure. If a fat ass who has no relation to the government or CDs is the main villain I'll eat my hat. He's just a foil for Luffy to topple in his journey to become the king of the pirates. Nothing more. Blackbeard is Luffy's nemesis but WG is Joy boy's and this story is about inherited will. For 800 years the government has supplanted and enslaved those that rebel and oppose them. Blackbeard makes me shrug. WG makes me boil. The sheer stakes against WG as final villains are huge. The government has Gods Knights, Five Elders, Imu, Pacafistas (who have had a serious upgrade), CP forces, and the Marines, and any allied countries in their corner. Blackbeard has a fucking raft. I can't think of a more rip off of a story to end it with having a dude that has made allies all over the world duel with a fat guy with a raft for a ship when there's an entire government with endless forces on the side. Oda would be spitting in his legacy's face. We should all be thankful that's not how this story is going.

Also Bebop you should look at Enies Lobby again. Notice the giant hole layout. I'm betting WG destroyed that island before and then put Enies Lobby on top. Compare the hole with the recently destroyed island.
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