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  1. Video Games: Fantasy's Final '16

    That was the idea, yeah. The game was finished, then EA took over and mandated that after all the time and money sunk into the development of Origins it'd be ported to consoles, too. IIRC the resulting delay was also the reason why there was enough time for them to finish two DLCs before the game was finally released.
  2. Star Wars: Episode VIII predictions

    Yeah, Chewie and R2 stayed put. They probably took one look at those stairs and decided that there was important stuff to do in the Falcon.
  3. Star Wars: Episode VIII predictions

    Well, Jedi and Sith always have to make everything about them. They're all a bit melodramatic that way.
  4. The Clone Wars (and subsequently Rebels) actually treats the Force as pretty versatile and multifaceted magic rather than just the vague mysticism you get in most of the films. There's a story arc where Obi Wan, Anakin and Ahsoka travel to a place where time runs at a different pace and where they interact with entities that seem to be incarnations of the different aspects of the Force. IIRC Ahsoka also dies and is resurrected there. Not a great arc but totally canon. Then there's the Night Sisters who use some kind of ritualistic magic and take the "Force Ghost" concept a bit further as they can apparently possess living beings. They're also involved in Maul's return arc.
  5. Star Wars Rebels (All Star Wars Spoilers)

    Oh, yeah. Though given that Tarkin has appeared in the cartoons and in Rogue One it wasn't all that unreasonable for one's mind to wander in that direction.
  6. Star Wars Rebels (All Star Wars Spoilers)

    Err no, he dies when the first Death Star blows up, famously refusing to consider evacuating despite being told that there is a slight chance the Rebel attack might succeed.
  7. Star Wars Rebels (All Star Wars Spoilers)

    I know! The TIE Defender is now canon!
  8. Video Games: Fantasy's Final '16

    Systematically test it: remove one component and see if the system boots up, then the next one etc. until you've isolated the problem. If none of the suggested parts does it try the RAM. If the problem still persists at that point it might be that the motherboard needs replacing.
  9. Comics XII: All New, All Twelve

    You're pinning your hopes on the guy who's partly responsible for Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and the Green Lantern movie? Okay, so I didn't hate early Arrow, but it was pretty far in tone from what I'd want out of an X-Men team book. But then again, when it comes to Marvel's output I've decided to mostly follow writers I like rather than characters or teams. Seems to lead to way less frustration.
  10. Video Games: Thread Simulator 2016

    If you feel overpowered as Soldier: 76 you're probably not getting targeted a lot, as he can dish out damage very well but has only 200 HP. As with any character, there are plenty of things that you have to look out for as Soldier. Roadhog can hook him and kill him in one shot, D.Va can block his fire and hit im on the counter, Sombra can easily ambush him etc. I usually don't have the problem of people not picking a decent mix of characters, but sometimes I end up with teams that don't seem to understand that it's not deathmatch, but that there's an actual objective to fight over.
  11. Video Games: Thread Simulator 2016

    The website says the project was started in 2176. Its conception is apparently independent of the Reapers.
  12. Video Games: Thread Simulator 2016

    The wiki has full lists of all armour and armour schematics in the game. It's kind of hard for me to tell you which ones you specifically missed. For every tier of armour there are the three generic suits of armour (coat, mail, armour) which change only very little from tier to tier and can be worn by any character, then there are some others that tend to have restrictions. either by class or race. There are also tier 3 crafting materials that allow you to craft armours that don't have class restrictions, but sometimes the look of the armour still changes depending on the class.
  13. Video Games: Thread Simulator 2016

    There are a number of unique armours in the DLCs. One each in JoH and Trespasser, two more in The Descent. There are also schematics for all of these. Whether they're goog looking is at least partly a matter of taste.
  14. Star Wars Rebels (All Star Wars Spoilers)

    That was how it was in the old EU, this seems to have changed in the new continuity. Which annoys me since now the A-Wings seem to have taken the place of the Z-95, while in truth obviously the A-Wing is the far superior craft.
  15. Video Games: Thread Simulator 2016

    KOTOR2 was essentially unfinished upon release. There was no more proper flow to the story as you approached the endgame, just a sequence of scenes. You could still more or less piece together what was going on, but you needed to explore all optional dialogue with all party members, else there was just simply vital information missing. Even then the lack of proper transitions was extremely obvious. Combat was also completely unbalanced, and enemies actually stopped scaling at level 20 whereas the player could go well beyond that in the game. And no, DA2 clearly wasn't hit that badly, presumably because Bioware knew their release deadline from the start. I'd definitely like to see more stories like DA2. Would be a cool way to explore other parts of Thedas.