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  1. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    Thank you for this. I wasn't sure on Mass Effect but I thought DA:I was fucking intolerable, so mechanically ME:A being DA:I with a skin means it's a no buy for me.
  2. I doubt there will be any "sun" until Superman comes back. It's very obvious imagery. There was quite a lot of sun in MoS, not much in BvS. Again, imagery.
  3. Watcha Watching? Tell me everything.

    Just came back from watching Life. I really liked it. Despite the trailers it really was much more of an homage to The Thing rather than to Alien.
  4. Hardcore History Podcast with Dan Carlin

    Basically Ogedei's wife and son fucked it up by doing a rushed election (while making deals with Ghengis's second son Jagatai's family) and tried to make it so only Ogedei's line could succeed. Batu (son of Joti Ghengis's disputed eldest son) was not a fan of this and so delayed the next election and such. He later made allies with Tului ( Ghengis son #4)'s descendants to overthrow Ogedei's line. Of course 3 of Tului's sons were among the greatest of the Mongols so that helped.
  5. NBA 2017: The Kings of Comedy

    Holy fuck do I love PJ Tucker. He basically shut down Isiah Thomas in the 4th quarter. If Boston plays the Raps in the playoffs the Celtics have no chance. They didn't match up well prior to the trades. It's much worse now. EDIT: Also if there isn't a heavy fine or suspension for Isiah Thomas miming shooting Demarre Carroll(because Carroll did a flagrant 1 on him) then the league should be ashamed of itself.
  6. NBA 2017: The Kings of Comedy

    He's 27. Hes shooting just under 39% from 3. His d is worse than what it was in his first few years but it certainly isn't bad, and most importantly for the Raps defence it allows them to have him and 2Pat out there to end games defensively against teams like cleveland and golden state who want to stretch you out all the time. Great trade for the Raps. Even if its only for this year. Sad to see Ross go, I actually quite like him but he's stuck behind DeRozan and Norm Powell basically does what he does for cheaper.
  7. Hardcore History Podcast with Dan Carlin

    The Russian one isn't about them conquering anything. The Mongol one decries them as being horrible monsters. But hey keep talking about stuff you have no idea about, makes you sound smart!
  8. That World team looks like it will be really, really fun to watch with both Embid and Jokic. Relic, I would not trade Love for Melo. Love is younger and frankly just better these days. 4 years ago, probably.
  9. Star Wars: Episode VIII predictions

    I'm assuming nothing cause shes the best at everything immediately.
  10. Hardcore History Podcast with Dan Carlin

    Yeah Ghosts is really, really good. Almost as good for me as Wrath of the Khans (I'm a bit biased as I used to be really into Mongol history). And yeah it's fucked up there's a paywall now for HDTGM. I've been listening since the beginning of it, frustrating that I can't listen to the old ones. Although I wasn't really paying attention while listening to the latest mini-episode but I think Paul Scheer said they were getting a resolution to that.
  11. Hardcore History Podcast with Dan Carlin

    He did a "deep dive" on the german/russian front of WW2. It's called 'Ghosts of the Ostfront'. Comes in just under 6 hours, Episodes 27-30 I think. I'm very much looking forward to his next topic. I'm curious as to what it is. He says on his twitter that he's working 7 days a week on it. Also "How did this get made?" is amazing! In particular the Roadhouse, Fast and Furious stuff, and Gymkata episodes.
  12. They should replace Seattle AND Vancouver. The Grizzlies had fan support but had the worst management team in NBA history. They made today's knicks look like Auerbach's Celtics. Also the taxes for players in Toronto are not particularly high in comparison to all states that aren't Florida and i believe Texas. They are actually lower than most.
  13. He could have. He also could have sided with his brothers and foiled her plans. What if the two H brothers had sided with Aslaug? She could have potentially even got Bjorn killed. From a strategic perspective doing it as she did makes perfect sense, All the warriors were gone, the only two others that would stop her she had imprisoned, it was the perfect time for a coup. And what does it matter if it was ten years? Read some history, people have stewed over revenge and made coups after a longer time than that. Hell it even happens in ASOIAF. It wasn't just "Bjorn's Men" there. As said above the H brothers aren't Bjorn's men. They raid to raid, What if Aslaug had promised to marry the one who wanted to be King if they killed Bjorn and Lagertha?
  14. Why did she choose that particular time? I thought it obvious. Bjorn just led all the best warrior folk out of Kattegat on a raid. Ragnar took the shitty warrior folk for his. Kattegat is basically empty of warriors who could fight her coup. it's really not that hard to figure out.
  15. Rogue One....Brings a New Hope. Full Spoiler Discussion

    Apparently the board ate my first attempt at a reply. Here's the jist. You can "track" hyperspace movement by plotting out where they can potentially go as in Star Wars you cannot go from anywhere to anywhere (Until TFA). It's shown many times in books, video games and such. (This includes the newer Canon ones). So you could manually track them that way by following but it puts them really behind the 8 ball. Or you could use the instantaneous galaxy wide video call system that the Empire has that is much, much faster than Hyperspace and call ahead to the potential jump routes from scarif and say hey, there's a corvette potentially coming in, detain it immediately also should it come in immediately radio the Devastator. As ships cannot immediately jump to light speed om star wars (until TFA) for risk of hitting a star or asteroids. The Devastator can then plot ahead from whatever system the Tantive goes to and set up traps and so on and so on. So to answer your question: The battle scene at the start of a New Hope is likely the result of an ongoing chase that probably covers a high number of systems before they finally damaged the Tantive enough so it couldn't hyperspace away then the Devastator gets there. Very similar to the Battlestar Galactica episode "33 minutes" actually. The real question you should be asking is why didn't the Tantive IV jump straight to Yavin 4 given from Rogue One the jump time is almost instantaneous per Star Wars standards. The answer to that is the same reason why hyperspace is a fun jaunt in TFA: Disney Idiocy (Or Abrams idiocy if you like).