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The Weekly OT #8

July 24, 2016

Post Comic-con. TV and movies are the big thing this week. Apparently, Stranger Things is really entertaining in the ET/Goonies/Poltergeist kind of way. Netflix is also teasing Narcos Season 2, for which I might find myself rewatching season 1. And then there are no less than five? six? new seasons of Netflix/Marvel shows to watch: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, The Defenders, and the Punisher(?). There is also Wonder Woman, Kong: Skull Island, Fantastic Beasts, and King Arthur by Guy Richie, master of the quick edit (Snatch, and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels).

And bonus article: Go DiCaprio!

  1. July 25, 2016 5:42 pm


    Sign up for the GWENT Closed Beta is still available.

  2. July 25, 2016 11:23 pm

    Dan Hsu works at Sony (moved on from Bitmob/GameVenture a couple years ago. Now, in his spare time, he is reviewing board games “Going Analog“.

  3. Herandar permalink
    July 26, 2016 8:48 am

    New MST3K will be on Netflix.

  4. July 27, 2016 10:10 pm

    More GREAT stuff from Cracked.

  5. July 27, 2016 11:15 pm

    And this is totally (a deserved) troll.

    In other words, the “Cloud” computing was, is, and forever will be UTTER BULLSHIT! I called that one way back when a bunch of y’all were spooning Microsoft.

    “But, but, there’s Crackdown 3. It uses the cloud computing, too!!”

    There is? It does?

    Pfft. Bullshit! Just another term for dedicated server.

  6. July 27, 2016 11:18 pm

    Heart = Broken

    The Accountant looks interesting.

    And Rainbow Six:S is free this weekend. I would love to try that again now that they have brought it out of beta.

  7. July 28, 2016 6:04 pm

    Weekend Roll-Call! Who’s going to be on? Red is going to be at some boyz town festival all weekend. Looking to get a bit of RL in, with a group of any other games as well.

    • July 28, 2016 6:06 pm

      I might be on tonight as well (Thur USA, Fri JP)

  8. July 28, 2016 6:20 pm

    I won’t be on until after 4pm JST Friday, and 2pm JST Sat. Working again.

    RL sounds great, though!

    Also, this.
    Outstanding, and something I can get behind.

    Wiig is the new Banks – this looks pretty funny, and no criminals are more stupid than those in real life.

    And The Great Wall could be good, and it might be stupid.

    • July 28, 2016 6:56 pm

      What about corn dog tonight?

    • July 28, 2016 7:08 pm

      You know he’s your Huckleberry. It is just a matter of waking him up, though he didn’t stay up all night, so that should be easier than it sometimes is.

      Message him to let him know when you want to play. Earlier will work better than later because he may have a piano lesson in the afternoon. I will let him know to keep an eye out for a message from you telling him when to jump on.

    • Blankman permalink*
      July 29, 2016 4:57 am

      That POS, racist, & anti-Semite, Mel Gibson, will never get a cent from me. Hacksaw Ridge is supposedly his Hollywood “comeback.” This is the same asshole that called Wynona Ryder (who is Jewish) an “oven dodger” straight to her face & had that famous recorded racist tirade against his ex-girlfriend. People that care about common decency & don’t want to perpetuate hate shouldn’t patronize any of this jerk’s projects.

    • Herandar permalink
      July 30, 2016 10:13 am

      I avoid Woody Allen movies for a similar reason.

      Not defending Mel at all, but I suspect pretty much every non-independent film Hollywood releases has someone involved in it’s creation that is just as bad as Mel, they just haven’t been publically outed like he has.

      At this point in time, I think there are still more racist people in the world than non-racists. The reason I don’t hold it against people that I know are is because it typically is not something that they choose. They don’t get to wait until they are adults and then critically analyze and decide. It is behavior that is inculcated in childhood.

    • July 30, 2016 3:59 pm

      I have to preface this entire comment with 1) I’m not on a soap box, 2) I am not trying to point fingers. I am a strong believer in the plank in my own eye needing to be removed before I can see the speck in someone else’s.

      Woody Allen, Roland Polanski, Mel Gibson, and yes, many others, know and unknown, in all divisions of entertainment, including sports. I was talking to Kenny about crooked cops and bad teachers and we agreed that when you get a certain number of people in a group (and the number is darn near single digit) you are bound to get all sorts. Not only that, but some professions (TSA/daycare worker/teacher, prison guard/police officer) attract the nutters/fiddlers/mongers whatever.

      I think both racism and full acceptance are learned behaviors. Perfect love that casts out fear, confident love that has the strength to overcome fear, must be taught. It will not just “spring up” naturally, and tolerance, love, and forgiveness is the only way to survive, and the only way to cure intolerance.

      There are, however, “unrepentant” racists, who don’t even blush when confronted, and some of those have huge microphones to teach others the same.

      “Oven dodger”. I never heard that expression until yesterday. I just can’t even imagine the mind that thinks something like that up – let alone that mind being in a person who has access to world travel and education. That’s not anti-Semitic, that is anti-human, and it is the kind of mentality of those who are posing the biggest threat in the world today.

      There comes a time when we need to make decision as to whether we are willing to stand up for principles, or whether we want our games and movies more. At least, as regards that which we know and have control over, we have to act as our conscience dictates.

  9. July 29, 2016 9:57 am

    FYI the new primitive plus mode in Ark is on separate servers, and brace yourself if you want to play that on xbox, because on PC they only added 3 servers (only one PVE). However that could be because of the free weekend, they might want to populate the other servers, etc.

    Since there’s probably no free weekend on xbox, and there’s no rentals the would hopefully add more.

    They also are testing new PVP servers that you can’t be raided when you are offline. Haven’t tried it yet.

    Fact haven’t really played xbox or PC in a long while. iOS game are really good, and have been traveling in the summer, so I got addicted to a few free games like NBA GM, Last Empire Z, and Star Wars Heroes.

  10. July 29, 2016 1:37 pm

    @Blank, I had never heard that expression before. Utterly repulsive! I was so intrigued by the story (having been raised a conscientious objector) that I didn’t even care who was directing/writing/acting. The citation for Desmond Doss’ Medal of Honor is so crazy, it is genuinely hard to believe. Like Braveheart, the exploits (or in the case of Braveheart – the final torture scene) probably will be under represented. Anyway, yep. Not interested in giving money or glory to Mel. Thanks for the heads-up.

    @Frenik, good to hear from you! Glad you are enjoying the summer. When you said iOS, I was expecting you to tell us that you had all the Pokemons. The content in the pipe for Ark is fantastic. The next OT post is all written and scheduled and most of it is Ark related. Will be published at 6pm Sunday night. There is an asymmetrical “total conversion” (which it really isn’t) coming called Primal Survival, where you can play as the humans or beasts! The PC community is working overtime on this game, and the devs haven’t even gone “Gold” yet.

    • July 29, 2016 3:44 pm

      oh when they say Total Conversion it means it’s basically a mod, not necessarily that changes the whole game but on PC, you need to load that total conversion in order to play it. Basically have to restart the whole game. That’s how the moon was and how Primitive Plus is.

      That’s why it required separate servers. You can’t just upgrade a primitive server into that.

    • July 29, 2016 4:07 pm

      Thanks for clarifying that, Frenik. Right, when up until now, “total conversion” has meant they basically just use the engine, art, story, gameplay, modes are all different (e.g., HL2 – CS & Natural Selection, Arma2 – DayZ etc., ). Good, good.

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