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by Raxivace
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 53
Views: 498

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

Like no joke, Cuphead before King Dice is an 8/10 game at least.

Cuphead with King Dice is like a 2 or 3/10 game.
by Raxivace
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 53
Views: 498

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

I've still been playing Cuphead, but I've been stuck on King Dice for a few days now. I swear this guy, no joke, ruins the damn game. Like its technically "fair" in that nothing here is necessarily something you can't react to, but the fight is long as hell because you have a minimum of th...
by Raxivace
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 57
Views: 964

Re: 2020 stuff

Did you think the mermaid was meant to be funny then? Like I could understand thinking the fart scenes straight out of an Adam Sandler movie were meant to be funny, but the stuff that I'm and I think DA too are taking issue with are scenes that seemed like they were meant to be disturbing but don't ...
by Raxivace
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 99
Views: 1304

Re: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Eggtown)

Jimbo, I can't help but notice you've ignored the excellent budget Photoshop masterpiece I made using Microsoft Paint... Like, I get you're probably extremely jealous of my incredible artistic abilities that put Da Vinci, Renoir, and Hokusai to shame but c'mon man. It took me like a whole five minut...
by Raxivace
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 53
Views: 498

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sdn1B0N4k0 NieR Replicant is getting a remaster. This is going to need some explaining. In Japan, there were actually TWO different versions of NieR: one about a father trying to save his dying daughter from a sickness (Called NieR Gestalt), and a different version ...
by Raxivace
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 57
Views: 964

Re: 2020 stuff

Ah man I can't believe I missed your last few posts here DA. We had really similar thoughts about Parasite and Lighthouse. I can respect the craftsmanship on both of those movies quite a bit (Particularly in Parasite where I think that first half is just a solid suspense film in its own right for th...
by Raxivace
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 45
Views: 632

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

That's a fair argument. As for genres with a stigma...hmm. There's porn of course, but I wonder if its cousin the erotic thriller hasn't fallen into that? At least I can't think of the last time a major one was released. Maybe Gone Girl and even that one you'd have to reaaaaalllllyyy stretch to fit ...
by Raxivace
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 45
Views: 632

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

I dunno, have you seen Ash vs. Evil Dead? Other than the pilot which Raimi directed himself, I still found most of those episodes to be pretty enjoyable even if they weren't on Evil Dead 1/2 levels, though they were no doubt helped by Raimi being on board as a producer.
by Raxivace
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: General Music Talk
Replies: 59
Views: 4575

Re: General Music Talk

Bob Dylan put out a new song that is ostensibly about the JFK assassination. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NbQkyvbw18 I say "ostensibly" because it pretty quickly expands beyond that, from references to other tragedies (Altamont, Tulsa Massacre etc.), to plenty of music and musicians (T...
by Raxivace
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 45
Views: 632

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

There's nothing bad about Evil Dead. Image
by Raxivace
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: "You'll Never See it Coming"
Replies: 72
Views: 4012

Re: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: "You'll Never See it Coming"

Oh it looks like Arms is free for Switch Online subscribers for like two weeks? I guess I might as well try it a few times.
by Raxivace
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: "You'll Never See it Coming"
Replies: 72
Views: 4012

Re: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: "You'll Never See it Coming"

I have not played Octopath. Visually it looked like a cool update on the old 2D Final Fantasy games, but I never heard much praise for anything else about the game- that's not to say I heard bad things necessarily, I just didn't hear much praise. I might still play it eventually- there are just a lo...
by Raxivace
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: "You'll Never See it Coming"
Replies: 72
Views: 4012

Re: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: "You'll Never See it Coming"

It just seems like Arms has had like zero staying power despite being so new. Like people still get hardcore into like Splatoon I think, I've never heard of anyone being a huge Arms fan. Like logically I know there must be someone who is (And maybe that someone is Sakurai) but the whole franchise se...
by Raxivace
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: "You'll Never See it Coming"
Replies: 72
Views: 4012

Re: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: "You'll Never See it Coming"

An Arms character is coming to Smash in June. :/

Man what a dud of a way to start Fighter's Pass 2. At least people care about Byleth's game.
by Raxivace
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 53
Views: 498

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

Gendo wrote:SW-6406-1703-9024
Sent. The request from my end should be from "Stephen".
by Raxivace
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Unvoiced 2020 Movies - Theatrical Viewings
Replies: 17
Views: 182

Re: Unvoiced 2020 Movies - Theatrical Viewings

I'm morbidly curious about The Hunt but I'm not sure Damon Lindelof and political satire is a mix I really want.
by Raxivace
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 45
Views: 632

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

I really liked Emperor's New Groove when I was a kid. That, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and The Road to El Dorado were like a weird little adventure trilogy for me.
by Raxivace
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 53
Views: 498

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

One thing I'll say about the original RE3 though before I forget is that the remake probably won't contain one of its more random easter eggs. unnamed.jpg Looks like it was actually there in OG RE2 as well (Top right corner of the picture below), and I'm like 99.99% certain its not there in the rema...
by Raxivace
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 99
Views: 1304

Re: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Eggtown)

Fished S1 of Deadwood. https://i.imgur.com/HbwlpK2.png I don't know how far ahead S1 was written, but if wasn't very far I get the feeling the writers knew they had a hit with his character almost immediately because the first few episodes makes Timothy Olyphant's Seth out to be the protagonist; th...
by Raxivace
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 53
Views: 498

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

Yeah its looking like any problems I'll have with the game are going to be problems I had with the design philosophy of the original RE3 anyways, just not to quite the same extent. I can already tell you that I prefer RE3make's level design to OG RE3's since there are like, definable landmarks and s...
by Raxivace
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 53
Views: 498

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

Also after you beat the demo, there's a new trailer for the full game you get to see which features Kendo, which makes sense since RE2 patched in a new file in his gun shop a few months ago that was a letter from Jill to him, and Marvin, who actually has a line of dialogue here which is surprising a...
by Raxivace
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 53
Views: 498

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

image.jpg The Resident Evil 3 Remake demo is out. I've run through it twice so far (Once on PS4, once on PC). It feels as true to in spirit to OG RE3 as RE2 Remake felt to OG RE2. The biggest hurdles for me are the things in it that look like elements of RE2 Remake but function differently. Like yo...
by Raxivace
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Literature
Topic: I'm Trying to Get Back into Fiction
Replies: 9
Views: 150

Re: I'm Trying to Get Back into Fiction

Still trucking through The Count of Monte Cristo (About 18 hours left in the audiobook version), but in the meantime I finished some shorter things. 10. Serial Experiments Lain: The Nightmare of Fabrication (1999, Yoshitoshi ABe) - A weird little oneshot manga where Lain breaks one of her toys, meet...
by Raxivace
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Childhood movies to introduce to kids
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Childhood movies to introduce to kids

The SMB movie I think was just the first time I actually saw that kind of cyber dystopia kind of aesthetic before, but yeah there's a lot in common in with Fifth Element too.
by Raxivace
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 53
Views: 498

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

BTW Gendo did we ever trade Switch friend codes?
by Raxivace
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 53
Views: 498

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

Yeah I wondered the same thing about that 4HP charm. I think I tried it once but the extra HP was too heavily offset by the reduced damage AND the opportunity cost of using another charm like you were saying. I'm at a point now where I'm looking at YouTube guides to determine what loadouts to use in...
by Raxivace
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 53
Views: 498

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

Anyways I'm pretty committed to trying to finish Cuphead now. I'm in the second world and I've got the dragon boss and one regular level left here. Some of these guys are pretty damn hard- the bird took me a long ass time. I kind of wish the default HP in this game was 5 instead of 3, it just feels ...
by Raxivace
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 53
Views: 498

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

Eva Yojimbo wrote:No Steam account as I haven't needed to buy anything from them yet. If I get Cuphead I'll probably go that route, though.

Well if you ever do get on Steam remind me so I can add you as a Friend on there.
by Raxivace
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 99
Views: 1304

Re: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Eggtown)

Let me know what you think of Deadwood. It's one of the last HBO series that's been on my watchlist forever (Sopranos being the other big one for me) that I just haven't gotten around to yet for whatever reason.
by Raxivace
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 99
Views: 1304

Re: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Eggtown)

My thoughts right now is that the series seems to stress a balance between the two extremes. The power of order is that provides purpose, a reason to live and act in the service of some goal. The downside of blindly accepting that, however, is in the classic phrase "the road to hell is paved w...
by Raxivace
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 53
Views: 498

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

BTW Jimbo do you have a Steam account?
by Raxivace
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 53
Views: 498

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

Yeah I might go back and try and finish Cuphead myself now before RE3/FF7 comes out here soon. It's a good game.
by Raxivace
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 53
Views: 498

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

Well Cuphead specifically was also made for consoles and works just fine with Switch controllers. PC version with PS4 controller should play identically- the game controls similarly to those old 2D games like Contra so it should be fine on that front. They design PC versions of games now knowing tha...
by Raxivace
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 53
Views: 498

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

^I'll check out the video later, but I could never get into the Half-Life franchise. I played like an hour of Half-Life 2 and it was just so boring.
by Raxivace
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 53
Views: 498

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

Yeah I don't think Death Stranding was nearly prophetic in the way MGS2 was, but its general themes do feel very relevant right now in this specific moment, even more than they did a few months ago. I think most modern games on PC work with the PS4 controller btw (Hell it even worked with Lost: Via ...
by Raxivace
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 99
Views: 1304

Re: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Eggtown)

So if Jacob and MIB aren't really good and evil, what other dichotomies could they be? One that comes to mind is order/chaos. There is a truth to the idea that the order created by societies and the "purpose" that creates is often blindly accepted by people, often to the point of an unque...
by Raxivace
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 99
Views: 1304

Re: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Eggtown)

One thing I've never know what to do with with the flashsideways is Charlie. He seems "woke" when Hurley talks to him in season 4, but its hard to tell when/how ghost Charlie exists in relationship with the Flashsideways.
by Raxivace
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 53
Views: 498

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

Gendo wrote:We started Cuphead. Definitely the hardest game I've played together with my wife. We can spend an hour grinding out a single level without beating it. But it's a lot of fun.
I need to go back to Cuphead at some point. Its a really tough game, but pretty fun.
by Raxivace
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."
Replies: 53
Views: 498

Re: Rax/Maz/Jimbo 2020 Games Thread: "S.T.A.R.S...."

https://i.imgur.com/V5DMI6X.png Fate/EXTELLA Link (2018) – The sequel to Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star . Or at least, it seems like its going to be for the first 10 hours you’re playing it but the main villain from Umbral Star shows up at one point and everyone is just kind of cool with him, there’...
by Raxivace
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 99
Views: 1304

Re: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Raxivace's Counterattack - Beltorchika's Children)

Finished Season 5. TBH, I got a bit lost with all the time-traveling stuff, which is not unusual given that time travel, even in the best of cases, is completely absurd. Still, the more the season wound on the more I liked how it was using the time travel element to play with notions of fate VS fre...
by Raxivace
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Childhood movies to introduce to kids
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Childhood movies to introduce to kids

The Goonies was one I liked when I was a kid but I’m not sure how it holds up.

Another one I liked despite the bad reputation it has was the live action Super Mario Bros. Movie. Its probably what planted the seed to get me to eventually like stuff like Blade Runner years later.
by Raxivace
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 99
Views: 1304

Re: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Raxivace's Counterattack - Beltorchika's Children)

41. The Invisible Man (2020, Dir. Leigh Whannell) – Pretty awesome reimaging. My favorite type of remakes are the ones that find a new spin on the original story, and I feel like this is one of them since unlike, say, the Universal films the Invisible Man is not the lead character, but rather the PO...
by Raxivace
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Okay, I Just Got The Witcher 3
Replies: 17
Views: 295

Re: Okay, I Just Got The Witcher 3

TBH I'm really surprised you didn't like the Toussaint/Blood & Wine stuff more. That whole DLC seemed a really colorful, creative riff on the Don Quixote theme blended with tons of fairy-tale stuff. Granted, something like Shrek's kinda already done that, but I've never seen it done in a video ...
by Raxivace
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Okay, I Just Got The Witcher 3
Replies: 17
Views: 295

Re: Okay, I Just Got The Witcher 3

If you end up liking it then yeah. There are some sidequests tied to it too.

Tbh Gwent was consistently my favorite ongoing part of Witcher 3. Like the main reason I even trudged through the DLC's was for the new cards and opponents.
by Raxivace
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Tom Hanks
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: Tom Hanks

His wife has it too. Hanks himself is 63 which is kind of scary age to have it.
by Raxivace
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Jimbo Gets Lost in Deadwood)
Replies: 99
Views: 1304

Re: Raxivace's 2020 Movies or: (Neo-General Chat IV: Raxivace's Counterattack - Beltorchika's Children)

Finished Season 4. I think compared to the previous seasons, S4 was the most streamlined and focused in that it was mostly about the suspense generated by the situation. It seemed far less theme-heavy than the previous seasons and mostly there to setup the ending. Despite the less theme-heavy appro...
by Raxivace
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Becoming a hoarde...I mean collector
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: Becoming a hoarde...I mean collector

Conventions, business events, film releases etc. It seems a lot of things are getting cancelled or heavily delayed.

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