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  1. Video Games: Thread Simulator 2016

    Yeah, I paid extra for the early version too. I felt a little dirty about it, it's not a tactic I like supporting. But I just couldn't wait. It's quite fun and I agree about the radar. I also don't like how they handle the dreadnoughts, just giving one to the losing team at some point in the match. There should be special objectives or something you have to complete to get one for your team.
  2. HBO's Westworld- Enter the maze [spoilers]

    I guess it depends how hard they actually hit, I thought William was spun around and knocked off his feet by the impact. I just can't see someone being shot in the gut by a paintballish projectile and not reacting at all. I was just realizing how creepy it is that they have child hosts. That didn't really sink in at first. Like if a guest encountered that little British kid (who may or may not be based on young Ford) and decided to bugger him, you think the staff would just let that happen?
  3. HBO's Westworld- Enter the maze [spoilers]

    This was probably mentioned but I was surprised when William got shot, even if it just left a bruise. Not consistent with what happens when people shoot the Man in Black. So I guess that supports the idea that he is special host? Or the "gold package" makes you invincible, but that seems like it'd take the fun out of it.
  4. I think there was one early episode ("99 Friends") that had a non-Killgrave plot. It wasn't that great. Once Jessica learns Killgrave is after her, taking other P.I. jobs doesn't make much sense. I kinda liked that they did it as one single plot, though their were problems with the execution. Maybe in retrospect they should have started with a few unrelated cases and a slightly lighter tone. Maybe with Killgrave observing her from the background and Jessica's having the occasional PTSD flashback. Then the Hope/Killgrave reveal could have been episode three and the series takes a darker turn. I can understand why they wouldn't want to do that, you want to hook people with the first episode. But on Netflix I think this should be less of an issue since most people binge anyway. In general I think they should probably just do ten episodes a season and three shows a year instead of two.
  5. HBO's "Westworld" [Spoilers!]

    So does the river cut through the town? I could have sworn at one point I heard someone say something to the effect of "stay in the town and you'll be fine." But I could be mistaken. Edit: It does make sense that they'd have half the town dry and family friendly and the other half with all the bars and brothels and gunfights.
  6. HBO's "Westworld" [Spoilers!]

    Oh, I thought it was the center and the further out you went the worse things got.
  7. HBO's "Westworld" [Spoilers!]

    I don't think there's anything to suggest they reset every day. Some people assumed so after the first episode when Teddy died and then was on the train again in the next scene, but that was just from his perspective. Weeks could have passed for all we know. We know it takes them time to repair the hosts and presumably to repair the sets. It's worth noting that the Man in Black is the only guest from the pilot to appear in the second episode. Though that could be a production thing, as they probably filmed the pilot before the series was greenlit. What gets me is the stabbing occurred in the town. The family friendly place where the kids are. As did that huge shooting that was advanced up a week. So I'm not really getting how the town is safe and kid friendly.
  8. HBO's "Westworld" [Spoilers!]

    They need to release an album of those old timey piano covers when the season is done. It's interesting that there are apparently hosts who already know they're not human and aren't confined to the park. After meeting her I think it's very likely some of the staff we've met are robots. I'm thinking Bernard maybe? Especially since in the movie part of the reason things got out of hand was because the robots were designed by other computers and none of the humans actually understood how they worked. I wonder how the rebelling hosts will treat these staff robots. Makes me wonder how they deal with trolls in Westworld. I could see someone just trying to kill every host on the map. Or following others around and shooting any host they try to interact with.
  9. I loved later on when Misty is incredulous that someone would murder a cop and then walk away yelling his own name.
  10. The Diamondback thing didn't really work, but I'm not sure establishing him earlier would have helped. It might have just been obvious that Willas was going to come back later as the mysterious villain. I think maybe they were trying to avoid that. Mainly my problem with Diamondback was the "I am the architect of all your pain" bullshit. He really didn't need to be the one who'd framed Carl and sent him to Seagate. Then he leaves Georgia and somehow ends up as an arms dealer running Harlem and Cage ends up there. It's a little much. Personally I probably would have combined Diamonback with Cage's prison buddy (Scabbers or something?) only they lied to Cage about his death and he really went through the same procedure. So he felt abandoned by Cage and maybe the procedure drove him a little batty. Then you could have Cottonmouth use the Judas bullets to be more of a thread and Diamondback would just have powers like Cage's. This way you avoid the suit that looked like it belonged on an early season of Star Trek.
  11. (Spoilers) FX The Americans v.3

    I just binged season four, and then this thread. Some thoughts: ( I miss him. I really do. Anyway I liked it. Young-Hee was amazing, I assume all the posts to this effect were lost in the forum upgrade? She was the best. Someone earlier in the thread called the season four premier "3x14" which was right on. I would take it further and argue that season three didn't really end until the time jump in episode eight. This show just does not seem to give a fuck about aligning it's plotting with the constraints of television production. My first instinct is to say that's not a bad thing. There's nothing worse than a series killing time because they had to make X episodes this year. But still almost every other great TV drama has managed to produce individual seasons that somehow felt like self contained chapters while also being part of the larger whole. Of course this wont be an issue in the long run. Ultimately more people will stream this show after it's ended than ever watched it live. But for those of us who are watching it as it comes out it can be frustrating. Though this season's ending wasn't nearly as bad as last's, which left the Martha and Paige plots up in the air. I dunno, it seems "too soon" for me. But then that explosion is one of my earliest memories. I suppose if they're thinking of the endgame of the show, it's practically on the same level of Don Draper inventing that Coke commercial. Except presumably seven people didn't die filming that Coke commercial. (Probably two, tops.) I'd prefer if Phillip and Elizibeth just started trying to get the Challenger plans or whatever. They work a NASA asset and shit goes down as it always does to complicate things. Eventually they have the challenger plans in their hands but can't hand them off. Then they finally do, after great sacrifice (why not a child, since the show is ending anyway?) only to watch in horror as the shuttle blows up. Henry is horrified because of the loss of life, while they are horrified that they sacrificed their daughter for revolutionary rocket technology that just exploded.
  12. Marvel Netflix - Sweet Christmas!

    I was disappointed we didn't at least get a short teaser at the end of Luke Cage like we got at the end of Daredevil season two. There's a quote somewhere where Fiege says the Spiderman deal is very specific and doesn't allow for him to appear in their TV shows. I wouldn't even be sure Marvel is allowed to use Spidey characters outside of films that are co-produced with Sony.
  13. HBO's "Westworld" [Spoilers!]

    Oh I agree, but they didn't know it'd be successful during production. I would think they'd have written an ending that could serve as a series finale, while leaving plenty of hooks for future seasons. But who knows. Supposedly the production shutdown was in part because they were trying to plan out the future of the show beyond season one.
  14. HBO's "Westworld" [Spoilers!]

    Yeah I remember reading that too, I forget how many but it was around five. At the same time I expect this season to have a satisfying end to the current story-line, since they don't know if they're going to get a second. Plus Hopkins almost certainly just committed to the one season.
  15. HBO's "Westworld" [Spoilers!]

    I'm not sure exactly how they plan to keep the show going for multiple seasons. But to change the setting every few years they'd need to regain control of the park, have an off-screen period of calm, and then have another catastrophic malfunction. Unless I'm missing something. Maybe they could do that once, but more than that I think it'd start getting ridiculous. After the second or third time the robots go nuts and kill everyone you'd expect people would just stop going to the park. I think with the hints that the company is developing these androids for a larger purpose than the park that later seasons may not even take place there.