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  1. Bands that make you change radio stations

    Steve Miller Band and Foreigner are big ones.
  2. New Toho Godzilla in 2016

    I've never seen a Godzilla movie before, but I'm curious with HideakiAnno (the creator of Neon Genesis Evangelion)being a director.
  3. NBA Playoffs 2016

    I've seen plenty of games. Don't really see how an incredibly close Game 7 in the Finals between the two best teams in the league, with the huge underdog prevailing, isn't good? The defensive slog over the last 5 minutes of the game was some of the most intense basketball I've ever seen. The game was capped with great moments like LeBron's incredible block on Iguodala, Kevin Love's great defense on Curry's last 3 point shot, and that Kyrie Irving 3 pointer to break the stalemate. I don't see how this wasn't one of the greatest games ever played. There are two types of people who I can see not liking this game: Warriors fans (understandable; I'd be gutted if I were a Warriors fan) and shitty petty LeBron James haters (which are numerous, and they're some of the worst sports fans in the world).
  4. NBA Playoffs 2016

    Game 7 was the best game I've ever seen.
  5. E3 - 2016

    Most people think that Retro Studios is making a game for NX right now and a lot of people are speculating it'll be another Metroid game. Whatever game they're working on, it's been in development for nearly 3 years at this point, though it probably switched from the Wii U to the NX at some point which may slow down development a little.
  6. E3 - 2016

    I don't really think it would make sense for there to be towns in this setting. Seems like a world in ruin for the most part with just sparse traces of living humans/Hylians/whatever. I just hope there's enough to do in this world. It looks massive so it needs a lot of content to fill it up.
  7. E3 - 2016

    - I thought the only great conference was Sony's. EA's, Bethesda's, and the PC Gaming Show were dreadful. Microsoft's was okay I guess. - I'm shocked at how good the new Call of Duty was. I had no clue it was actually Call of Duty until like 3/4 of the way through what they showed. It looked like they're actually trying with that franchise for the first time in years. What I especially like is that the gun gameplay is still unmistakably Call of Duty, but there's just so much going on that it looks like an entirely different game. A better one, at that. - The other shocker at these conferences was the Resident Evil VII reveal. I don't think anyone knew what that game was until the title showed up at the end of the bit they showed. Fans of survival horror games should be hyped, though as of now we don't know a ton about the game. - I was really surprised to see Hideo Kojima make an appearance. I thought for sure any reference to his new project would take years. His new studio isn't even a year old at this point. - The new God of War looks fantastic. I'm not a big fan of super violent button mashing beat 'em up games. This looks like a great change in direction for the franchise if this is a reboot, or even if it's a distant sequel. - Horizon: Zero Dawn still looks really good. Kind of disappointed that it's not coming out until February, but it looks great and I have plenty of other games to play in the meantime. - I'm really glad that most of the Xbox One games were announced to be playable on Windows 10. The only Xbox exclusive I'm really looking forward to is Scalebound, but it's nice to know I won't have to drop money on a new console just for that. - Actually looking forward to the Crash Bandicoot remasters. I love those games. - The new Legend of Zelda looks amazing. I was really worried about it being open world, but it looks pretty great. It looks like you can do so much in this world. There are tons of mini-dungeons. I think my main worry right now is that the world will feel empty, but with so many mini-dungeons hopefully it won't be an issue. The art style and graphics both look amazing. I love the little signs of actual life that the enemies leave behind. It's a pretty small thing at the end of the day, but it goes a long way in making the world feel more alive. I do think the game should have some semblance of a structured narrative, but we'll have to wait and see. I also like how you have access to most weapon types from the start and that the unlockable weapons seem to be more intricate designs. It never really did make sense that you had to wait so long to have access to a weapon as simple as a bow and arrow. But yeah the game looks great. I'm still slightly worried as open world games have never been my favorite, but the early look has been pretty reassuring.
  8. RIP Abominable Homan

    He was one of my favorite posters here when he was more active. RIP.
  9. The RPG Thread.

    I've heard similar things about Shadow Dragon. It's the reason I never really went out of my way to get it even though I like the series. I've played through both Birthright and Conquest and I'm about halfway through Revelation at this point. It's really damn fun. There are tons of characters (there may be more than Radiant Dawn, which had a huge number). The plot's actually pretty good. The gameplay's more or less the same as usual, but now there are variants of each weapons for the different countries (which I don't think actually has much gameplay impact). Conquest is much much harder than Birthright. Birthright is a lot more straightforward and usually boils down to "rout the enemy", but Conquest has more variation in mission objectives and places you in very difficult situations regularly. I personally preferred Conquest. For people new to the series, Birthright is probably the better starting place, though (or maybe Awakening is). I've gotten ~40 hours out of each of the three routes (estimating for Revelation), and this doesn't count resets when losing units. The first route you buy costs $40 and at that point you can buy the other two for $20 each in-game. So you're basically paying $80 for the full experience, but Nintendo wasn't full of shit when they said that each route contains a full game. Birthright and Conquest both had slightly more chapters than Awakening did and rank pretty high in chapter count for the whole series. Overall I'm very happy with the games. It's also nice to see that the sales were very high. Looking forward to more Fire Emblem in a few years. It's crazy to think that Nintendo was thinking of shutting down the series if Awakening wasn't the huge sleeper hit it was.
  10. The RPG Thread.

    I think the Gamecube and Wii ones are worth playing (Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn). Awakening on the 3DS is really good, too. There are two DS ones that I've heard mixed things about. I don't know if both of them were localized, though.
  11. The RPG Thread.

    Fire Emblem comes out today.
  12. What's your favorite thing from Taco Bell?

    I usually just get cheesy potato burritos.
  13. Final Fantasy

    IX is awesome. Might be my favorite one.
  14. Final Fantasy

    Yeah, the main party in this game is certainly different from typical Japanese RPG stuff, but I'm not sure it's in a good way. Looks like the main character hanging out with his bros. I know way back closer to when the game was first announced the princess and some female knight that worked for her were supposed to be in the party, but I haven't seen anything about those two in ages.
  15. Final Fantasy

    I'm cautiously optimistic for XV. Square Enix insists on trying to reinvent the wheel for every new entry in the series these days. They did it to a much smaller extent with older entries in the series (no two games during the "glory days" of the series played the same way, but they were still similar in many regards), but they really ramped up that mentality with XII, XIII, and now XV, to very mixed results. XV has looked pretty good in the trailers, at least. One thing I don't like is that the world just looks so... empty in the trailers. So many large, barren expanses of land in the gameplay trailers. Doesn't exactly make me eager to explore it. I think I may be looking forward to that World of Final Fantasy game more, tbh.