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  1. This is pretty f***ed up. As someone who's passionate about movies and the craft of filmmaking, I'm often reminded of how it doesn't just take a single person to make a movie, but an entire crew of often unsung heroes. At least the writers got their due with the Writers' Guild, but VFX artists need their own guild or unionization as well. I wasn't really a fan of how the newer Marvel films looked the same in terms of color grading and style compared to the Phase 1 films, but I certainly wouldn't have blamed the VFX artists for that one, but the studio heads that wanted to cut cost and push release dates. This reminds me of how when certain AAA games were released with bugs, people complain about it and the hundreds and thousands of developers working those bugs and animation details had to fix it on a crunch time, often without thanks. I've seen so many video essays talking about such an issue in modern Hollywood films too, how studios have become lazy and dependent on VFX artists to polish up the film rather than having the filmmakers do the hard work of capturing the right shots in the right environment with the right lighting. And these freaking release dates too, pushing for a harder deadline regardless of workers' rights. I'd have been willing to wait years for a movie to be done right rather than be rushed out. That's my policy with any entertainment, including games. I do understand that there are certain windows of opportunity that makes a release date the most profitable, and history has proved that when certain movies get delayed too long, people were no longer interested anymore. But I think there needs to be a compromise for that, for studios to come up with a solution that doesn't mean VFX artists get underpaid or forced through forced labor and unreasonable crunch times, threatened with bullying or worse. Just make movies the traditional way and stop relying on visual effects so much. We know that most movies rely on it so much because it's cheaper to polish up the lighting and color of a film rather than do the hard work of location-scouting or picking the right lighting - you know, like in the old days with Hitchcock or Kubrick when VFX wasn't as heavily relied on as a crutch. And if you do need the VFX artists to do the heavy work... PAY THEM. Maybe even give the proper credits to them in your little pretentious Oscars speeches instead of being cheap, you Hollywood hacks.
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  2. What games do the best job making for interesting encounters with random NPCs as you are out exploring the world? I just started RDR 2, and so far the random encounters seem more varied and organic than those in other open world games I have played.
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  3. killamch89

    Wearing Kilts?

    It's something that's been going on in the past 5 years or so. I have no clue where it originated from either - I just find it kind of disrespectful to wear it incorrectly and it's not apart of their heritage. It's a symbol of honor for Scottish clans and is a longstanding tradition. I also felt the same way when the Black Panther movie came out and suddenly, everyone is is Dashikis when they didn't even know what it represented.
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  4. Bro - You always know where to find the anime games on most platforms. How do you know about these? I mean, Anime games just don't get the same amount of coverage as other genres.
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  5. You're the fortunate one - we hardly have anything like that for Switch games. It's mainly PS4/PS5 and Xbox One/Series games.
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  6. I hope there is at least a remastered collection alongside some remake/sequel. The originals never got any good treatment outside of their original hardware, and konoami have actually done GREAT work on their remasters lately. castlevania, Castlevania advance, contra and TMNT collections had a ton of love put into them and it looks like suikoden is getting that treatment too
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  7. I’m definitely in!!!! This sounds like so much fun!!!
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  8. Grungie

    Fail to grasp?

    Some people don’t understand being on time. I’m not gonna bitch at someone for being 5 mins late, but there’s always that one person that’s 20-30 mins late.
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  9. Maybe unpopular opinion but for me it was Max Payne. To be more specific Max Payne 1 and 2. I loved and enjoyed every minute of Max Payne 3 too, but it was quite different than the first two. I think it added a lot to me because at that time I was about 10-12y old when I played it, but even today it still gets me. That New York 'Noire vibe', fucked up Max's dreams were really something unique.
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  10. The 1993 movie was an abomination that should have been abandoned when the writers wrote the first line. That said, this movie looks really good. A cartoon is a much better idea than live action. There is so much more that can be done with animation. I mean Dennis Hopper sure as hell doesn't have the ability to breathe fire. To add to your questioning about Bowser's name, when the hell did Princess Toadstool suddenly become Peach instead? The first time I heard her name being changed was Mario 64. But when and why is what I want to know.
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  11. I haven't been to a library in decades. I do buy books however. Typically, I just buy fiction as that is where my interests lie. I do read a little bit of nonfiction, but that is usually only when it's in direct relation to some aspect of my life. But it seems that I tend to prefer writing the books instead of reading the books the majority of the time.
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  12. When the game crashes and you power it back on and start preying the save data is still there.
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  13. Akun

    Epic Moments in Anime

    I have a few. SPOILERS for all videos. And that's how Madoka Magica became forever sealed as my favorite anime of all time. lol Because the shocking twists didn't stop there. And sure, there have been dark magical girl anime before, but I feel like Madoka Magica really changed how magical girls were portrayed ever since, the same way The Dark Knight influenced superhero films. Gone were the days where magical girls were symbols of hope and love. Gintama had tons of epic moments, but most of the memorable ones for me were its comedic WTF moments: I still remember the days when I could ask, "How the f*** did they get away with that?!" Before Madoka Magica came into my life, I think the first time I got "WTF'd" by an anime was Gurren Lagann. It had tons of epic moments, especially when the Giga Drill Breaker appeared for the first time and broke the Internet, but this one stood out for me because it was the first time I saw an anime or even a TV show having the balls to pull something like this several episodes down the series (7 episodes if I recall): And then of course, I'd be remiss not to have mention Nichijou, the greatest of slapstick slice of life: Just watch the series. Thank me later. 😛
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  14. I watched "And Just Like That" (spinoff from Sex and the City) and I couldn't believe the way they killed off Mr. Big right at the beginning. It was just really hard to enjoy the other episodes after that.. Haven't watched anything else current or modern, I stick to the oldies. 😉
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