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RE: [VIDEO] Ghostbusters 2020



There is so much goodwill for this movie based on this one picture alone.



RE: [VIDEO] Knives Out

Looks pretty bland tbh. If it wasn't for all the famous actors, I doubt this would register on anybody's radar.

Oh and it's Rian Johnson, so insta-pass for me.



[VIDEO] RE:E3 2019

Ubisoft show had more gameplay than most, but the games are...

Watch Dogs: Legion - brexit edition






Ghost Recon: Breakpoint - more of the same as Wildlands, Ghost Recon in name only






Rainbow Six: Quarantine - 3 player co-op R6




Roller Champions




Gods & Monsters





No Splinter Cell again. No way to turn this property into a live-service turd like their other games, I guess.




[VIDEO] RE:E3 2019

Quote:
Si Wooldridge says...
"What on earth is that Ghostwire one all about?"

I think it was described as a supernatural action adventure. This was a first look, so the details are scant. It will probably feature much more heavily at next year's show.


PC Gaming Show highlights:

Chivalry 2 - Epic Fail Store exclusive and why even bother when Mordhau exists now



Midnight Ghost Hunt



Evil Genius 2



Zombie Army 4: Dead War



Planet Zoo



Shenmue 3


Remnant: From The Ashes


Last Oasis


Maneater



Telling Lies




Full PC Gaming Show:



Not much of interest to me, tbh.


Ubisoft conference in an hour.




[VIDEO] RE:E3 2019

Highlights from Bethesda:

Doom Eternal - release date: November 22nd





Wolfenstein Youngblood



Ghostwire: Tokyo - this one has my attention



Deathloop - from Arkane (Dishonored / Prey)




Full Bethesda conference:

1:44:00 for the start of the conference
2:05:30 to fall in love






[VIDEO] RE:E3 2019

Some highlights from the Microsoft briefing:

Cyberpunk 2077 release date finally announced: 16th April 2020



Dying Light 2 - Spring 2020



Halo Infinite - launching with the next XBox in late 2020



Crossfire X - still not really sure wtf this is



Blair Witch



Microsoft Flight Simulator





Lots of cinematics, very little gameplay. Here is the full conference:




Bethesda conference coming up in a few hours.




This item was edited on Sunday, 9th June 2019, 21:59

RE: Good Omens

Quote:
bandicoot says...
"When will it be on BBC2 as I don't have Amazon prime?"

Probably in the Autumn. Neil Gaiman said something like 6 months after Amazon.



[VIDEO] RE: E3 2019



Looks a bit meh.



This item was edited on Saturday, 8th June 2019, 16:59

RE: [VIDEO] I am mother

Quote:
mbilko says...
"Just looked on imdb and seemingly this is an old black list script which makes sense in that Blacklist is consistently the best written show on tv and has been for years."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_List_(survey)



E3 2019

It's that time of year again, when the major games publishers try to convince us that we want their new lootbox-infested live service mobile apps with day 1 DLC.

I'm somewhat excited for:

Doom Eternal
Cyberpunk 2077
Dying Light 2
Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order (although it's EA, so probably terrible)
Splinter Cell - will it finally happen this year? Did Ubisoft figure out how to jam microtransactions into it?
Command & Conquer / Red Alert remasters
Back 4 Blood - the new L4D-style game from the original L4D devs.

Would really like a Prey sequel as well, but I don't think it was profitable enough to warrant another one.

Here is the conference schedule:



Conferences will be streamed live at the respective Twitch channels:

https://www.twitch.tv/ea
https://www.twitch.tv/bethesda
https://www.twitch.tv/xbox
https://www.twitch.tv/pcgamer
https://www.twitch.tv/ubisoft
https://www.twitch.tv/squareenix
https://www.twitch.tv/nintendo

The PC Gaming Show is sponsored by Epic Games this year. No doubt it will be a rollercoaster of emotions: "Wow, that game looks cool... oh, it's another Epic Fail Store exclusive title...". I think I will cry if Desperados 3 is revealed to be an Epic exclusive.

No Sony show this year but they are expected to return in 2020 to show off the PlayStation 5.



This item was edited on Wednesday, 5th June 2019, 22:08

RE: [VIDEO] Chernobyl (HBO / Sky Atlantic)

So yeah, this was about as close to perfection as television can get. They really got everything right, from the meticulously researched storytelling to the spot-on casting. Production design was off the scale too, making excellent use of the recently decomissioned Ignalina plant in Lithuania.

Having read a lot about Chernobyl in the past, I was glad that they didn't shy away from the science. The final episode did such a great job of breaking down the disaster in a way that was both accurate and digestible at the same time.

Not gonna lie, I got more than a little tear in my eye when I read "They were wrong." during the end captions.

An absolute masterpiece.



RE: [VIDEO] Deadwood- Worth a watch?

Ten years later, it was worth the wait. So much nostalgia in those first few minutes, seeing everyone back and hearing the theme tune.

Nice to see Garret Dillahunt back for another role as well :D



RE: [VIDEO] Game of Thrones Season 8

Quote:
bandicoot says...
"Anyone watch HBOs 'The last watch GOT' documentary on the making on season 8...."

The best part was Conleth Hill's visible displeasure after reading his final lines, tossing his script on the table with no intention of reading along with his character's idiotic death scene. Also loved his stone-faced reaction when Arya was revealed as the one to kill the Night King - everyone applauding, Conleth poker face.



RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

Well at least he's better than creepy Joe Biden.

Tulsi all the way.



RE: [VIDEO] Game of Thrones Season 8

Oh lawd...

SPOILER:
That awkward moment when a CGI dragon emotes better than the lead actress...

So in the end, Jon being a Targaryen - a mystery that was speculated and theorised about for 23 years - was just a plot device used to create a bit of friction between him and Dany.

The show's version of the Azor Ahai prophecy was the biggest damp squib of all. So much build up for nothing.

And Bran went through all of that just to become the King? Wtf happened to "No, but you will fly..."

Please George, get on the treadmill and live long enough to give us the real ending.



RE: [VIDEO] Game of Thrones Season 8

Quote:
bandicoot says...
"OK, they were all were dead after the plane crash at the start of Lost."

lol no, they weren't. Everything that happened, did happen. The island was real and the characters were alive.

The only time the characters were dead was in the "flash-sideways" in the final season, which it turned out was just some sort of agnostic purgatory where they could come to terms with what had happened and reunite before passing on to whatever came next. Everyone being dead from the start might actually have been an improvement.

As for GoT, I think I've reached the acceptance stage. There is no saving the show now and the finale leaks are beyond a joke. RIP.



[VIDEO] His Dark Materials (HBO | BBC)

Teaser trailer finally arrived:



Already renewed for a second season, too.



RE: [VIDEO] Game of Thrones Season 8

Quote:
admars says...
"Wow, imagine if these GoT fans had to deal with what us Star Wars fans went through with the prequels."

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but...


Quote:
bandicoot says...
"as they ruined the ending by saying they characters had all died from the very start"

They weren't all dead from the start.



RE: [VIDEO] Game of Thrones Season 8

Quote:
alfie noakes says...
"This is definitely happening. Don't know whether actual production has started but I bet they are already heavily into development."

A pilot for a prequel series is currently in pre-production and will begin filming in the summer. If greenlit, production on further episodes would likely happen next year to air in late 2020 or more likely 2021.

Quote:
Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’s history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend… it’s not the story we think we know.

With the GOT showrunners no longer involved, maybe this will actually be good.



RE: [VIDEO] Chernobyl (HBO / Sky Atlantic)

The second episode is absolutely riveting as well. The increasing crackle of the dosimeters in the final scene was just heartstopping. I simply had to look up what happened next.

The best thing on TV in a long time.



RE: [VIDEO] Game of Thrones Season 8

There may well be historical precedent, but this was clearly just done for shock value (at the expense of logic) and to give Jon a hero moment. I guess they needed to give him something to do, given that he is basically an extra in his own story at this point.

Just one instance of awful writing to add to the pile.



RE: [VIDEO] Game of Thrones Season 8

re: snaps

bEcAuSe ShE wEnT mAd

Just like that. People keep saying that this was foreshadowed, but it wasn't at all. She has acted in anger and burned her enemies before, but never once has she even hinted that she would murder thousands of innocent people (including children). The transition into insanity wasn't nearly developed enough, which made it feel completely unearned and stupid. We got all of two shots of her looking wide-eyed crazy and then she snapped, completely reverting eight years of character development. Oh God, the bells, the bells...

I could have accepted it if she had burned the Lannister army after surrendering. That level of crazy would somewhat make sense, but to suddenly abandon the core of her character arc and start roasting the whole city was just absurd. Some of the laziest writing I've ever seen, and that's saying something after this godawful season of broken storytelling and ruined character arcs.

Oh and then you've got the noble Northern lords who just start raping because the Queen (who they don't even like) goes mad.

That said, the acting was off the scale this episode and the production design was fantastic too. Such a shame that D&D lack the nuance required to pull off a story like this.

I read how it ends and it's just as stupid.



RE: [VIDEO] Game of Thrones Season 8

So the leaks were real :(

Just like that, they blew eight years of storytelling. Rushed, needlessly gratuitous and completely nonsensical.

Absolute garbage.

As for the finale...





RE: [VIDEO] The Terror (AMC | 2018)

Season 2 starts on August 12th

https://twitter.com/TheTerrorAMC/status/1126268085143576577




RE: [VIDEO] Chernobyl (HBO / Sky Atlantic)

The first episode is already relentlessly grim and terrifying, and pretty disturbing if this in any way accurate (by all accounts, it is).

Can't wait to see the rest unfold. Hopefully they included the helicopter incident (I was surprised to learn that there is actual footage of it on youtube).