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Oh that looks cool

I watched some of S01 and liked it but fell off. I might get back to it.

Stengah wrote:
beanman101283 wrote:

I had zero issues with Fallout 4 on PC when i played.

It's a very revisionist choice to call them PC ports when they were all primarily meant to be played on PC.

I assumed it was just using the word "port" very broadly to mean "version." It's not entirely correct, but you see it all the time, whaddya gonna do.

I've only ever seen it used to indicate something was copied from one platform to another that it was not originally on, never to broadly refer to "version."

Yea port and version are completely separate things... Never seen them to be used for the same thing

The only way fallout should be played is on the pc with mods. The community patch mods fixes things the devs never will. Then there are mods that enhances the games in thousands of ways that can't be done on consoles.

I played Fallout 3 back in the day on my Mac (Steam/bootcamp) and it was perfectly fine. I can imagine mods would make everything better though!

Land of Bad, despite it’s less than promising title, is extremely good. Far better than I could have hoped.

Invincible:

I'm only several episodes into Season 1, but who isn't in this show? I'm losing minutes a night pausing and checking the cast on X-Ray.

CaptainCrowbar wrote:
Felix Threepaper wrote:

I realise that most of my appreciation stems from evaluating how well the show presented the Fallout from games (especially the Bethesda version) as a coherent, plausible universe. I wonder what a person who wasn't familiar with Fallout games would think.

I've never played any of the games; what I know about the franchise comes solely from pop culture osmosis. I'll probably take a look at this over the weekend.

pretty much every Fallout title is in my pile of shame. I really enjoyed the show. I binged it over 2 days. Everything felt weird, and of place but somehow in sync.

Obligatory "where should I start giving the game a try" question. I saw some footage from the original Fallout and sighed in unlived nostalgia. I don't have the time or patience to play that kind of game anymore.

Top_Shelf wrote:

Many of us don't have time to binge a thing the second it drops. As are you a college student with endless amounts of free time? But a slow burn over a couple months as a show builds word of mouth can be awesome.

One of the many things I liked about LOL's Arcane was the "three episodes every few weeks" release style. I felt I got the best of both worlds; some binge and time enough to watch and enjoy the episodes.

That's a good point about the regular drops. I'll admit that even for shows that do an ep a week, I'll sometimes still fall behind and then need to watch a couple on a Friday to catch up.

Some of that is also on me and how I want to watch things. I'm not going to watch a thing I really enjoy and want to "experience" at 530 in the morning before the rest of the house is up. I'll want to find a window where I can be locked in.

Paper Girls was an interesting concept that suffered a bit with execution, but intriguing enough to keep me until the end of the season. Sorry it got cancelled.

For shows that my wife and I watch together, the ideal schedule would probably be 2 episodes per week with the final drop being four episodes. Seems like a good mix of enjoying the show and not feeling like we spent an entire weekend doing nothing but binging.

Fired up Outer Range last night, mostly because Thanos is in it...and I've been reading a bunch of Reacher "books" so I'm in the mood for cowboy stuff.

Will keep watching!

Paleocon wrote:

Paper Girls was an interesting concept that suffered a bit with execution, but intriguing enough to keep me until the end of the season. Sorry it got cancelled.

You can always read the comic and get the whole story.

Top_Shelf wrote:

Fired up Outer Range last night, mostly because Thanos is in it...and I've been reading a bunch of Reacher "books" so I'm in the mood for cowboy stuff.

Will keep watching!

lol let us know what you think after those prereqs

The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power - Official Teaser Trailer

I am 100% on-board. I thought S1 was great, though I know that's not a common experience. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

muraii wrote:

I am 100% on-board. I thought S1 was great, though I know that's not a common experience. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I'm in, too. The preview looks like a big step up from S1.

muraii wrote:

I am 100% on-board. I thought S1 was great, though I know that's not a common experience. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I think the Elrond/Durin friendship saved the first season. I didn't really care for the Gandalf/proto-hobbits part. The Galadrial/Sauron and human/elf parts were fine, but were completely shown up by the Elrond/Durin part.

Woohoo! Can't wait!

I went into season 01 with curiosity rather than expectations so overall I was pleasantly surprised. It's hard to judge from a trailer but at a glance it seems they are picking up the pace a bit.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

The only way fallout should be played is on the pc with mods. The community patch mods fixes things the devs never will. Then there are mods that enhances the games in thousands of ways that can't be done on consoles.

Fallout 4 on the Xbox has the big fix everything mod, and I use something like 10 other mods, including a much better Map. When I feel like playing Survival but not Frustration-With-Beds, I use a mod that let's me quick save. I'm playing on Xbox One X, so the fancy new features don't apply to me, but the game looks great on a 65" 4k tv. Like many, any excuse to do another play through works for me, so I'm playing a very high charisma character in search of all companions I never tried to get before.

I just binged through the series in two days. Other than super not being ready for the first brutality stuff, I really enjoyed everything, and did LOL at a couple winks/easter eggs. I wasn't entirely thrilled that they just completely

Spoiler:

gave away what started the Great War and whole conspiracy of companies. It was like SO MUCH EXPOSITION TO MAKE SURE THE NON-GAMERS GET IT for me. I would have been cool with just sinister hints, without his wife explicitly saying, "Yep, it's in our financial interest to drop the bombs ourselves."

I think she needed to say that, because the perspective character needed something like that to actually realize what was really going on with her.

I stumbled across 'Coach Prime' on Amazon last night, and I found it really interesting. I believe it covers Deion Sanders final season as Head Coach at Jackson State University and first season as Head Coach at University of Colorado.

It seems to be a nice mix of 'Hard Knocks' and 'All Or Nothing'. And there are plenty of useful bits and bobs that I'll be borrowing for coaching sessions at my team.

Unsurprisingly, the edit is very favourable to Deion. There are pretty much no dissenting voices about the man, his methods, and their impact. In particular, there are no interviews (so far) with players who exited the University of Colorado team shortly after he arrived. And there are no interviews with players that he recruited to Jackson State before he announced his departure.

Also, there is no real clarity about exactly what Deion does as Head Coach. He doesn't appear to be an 'Xs and Os' kind of coach. Nor does he seem to be a 'Coach of Coaches' or 'Manager of Coaches' kind of coach. The edit leaves an impression of something more more symbolic, or talismanic. A kind of James Brown bandleader figure. That may change as Season goes on.

I was lucky enough to see all of Deion's career as a player, and I found him annoying and inspiring, cocky and brilliant, insufferable and magnetic. And none of that has changed. But there's also another more tender side to him. There's a great sequence when he meets Colorado's oldest fan (and her dog). And the way he tells his soon-to-be-ex Jackson State team that he's leaving felt honest and quite classy.

I'm going to keep an eye on his second season as Colorado HC.

Ain't no emperor going to let the hagiographer talk to the peasants in the streets.

Roo wrote:

I just binged through the series in two days. Other than super not being ready for the first brutality stuff, I really enjoyed everything, and did LOL at a couple winks/easter eggs. I wasn't entirely thrilled that they just completely

Spoiler:

gave away what started the Great War and whole conspiracy of companies. It was like SO MUCH EXPOSITION TO MAKE SURE THE NON-GAMERS GET IT for me. I would have been cool with just sinister hints, without his wife explicitly saying, "Yep, it's in our financial interest to drop the bombs ourselves."

Be mindful that the show likes to play with your expectations. Saying and doing are two different things.

Trying to get through the first episode of outer range. Does it get more interesting soon?

Paleocon wrote:

Trying to get through the first episode of outer range. Does it get more interesting soon?

Sorta.