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      D1P 2017 Charity Campaign for The Life You Can Save: $1,565 (as of May 15, 2017)   12/12/2016

      I've decided to extend our charity campaign for The Life You Can Save organizations for the entirety of 2017 so feel free to contribute at any time!  Periodically through the year, I'll have game giveaways for those who have donated to the campaign as a "thank you" for supporting this worthy endeavor!
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      Update on the single-device/browser login restriction issue some people are having.   04/04/2017

      4/7/2017 update: Now people who've been affected by this are saying that it went away on its own after about a week. So I dunno, if this would really hugely inconvenience you try to not log in on additional devices/browsers until the 4.2 update that's supposed to hopefully resolve this for good.   original announcement: For a long time now, D1P has been limited to three logins at a time; logging in on a fourth device or browser would log you out everywhere else. Unfortunately, multiple people have been reporting that they've started experiencing being limited to ONE login at a time.   The good news is, Invision Power Services (the company that makes our forum software) is aware of the issue and will be addressing it in version 4.2 of the software, which is the next big update. The bad news is, they announced about a month ago (the beginning of March 2017) that the update will be coming out in "mid 2017", so we probably have at least another couple of months to go before this is resolved.   In the meantime, I apologize to those affected for the inconvenience, and would suggest to everyone else to not log in to additional devices until this is resolved if this is something you don't want to have to have to deal with. I'm still not 100% sure on why it's not affecting everyone and why it didn't hit everyone affected at the same time, but the timing of when the reports of this started here mostly lines up with when I've seen reports of other sites having this issue starting, and I suspect that the problem is trickling in because of people happening to hit a fourth login that logs them out everywhere else, and then proceeding to be limited to one login at a time after that.

      D1Pcast Episode 26: The Retro Show   04/19/2017

      It's time to have that talk with your kids. No not THAT talk, the talk about retro games and how much better things were back in our days! We have @Reputator join us and talk a bit about the Scorpio and some retro PC cards. [email protected] us about console retro gaming and how he just got his Super Mario USA. While @Jason tells us about the day his parents threw out all his retro consoles. A sad day for any gamer. So listen and give us your feed back about your retro gaming experience!    


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  1. ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK - 8/10 TOMBSTONE - 8/10 BONE TOMAHAWK - 9/10 USED CARS - 8/10 STREETS OF FIRE - 8/10 SING STREET - 10/10 I went on a bit of a Kurt Russellthon following GUARDIANS Vol. 2 (which I'm pretty confident saying is better than the first at this point, and one of the top 3 films in the entire MCU), and then went on a but of an 80's music kick.
  2. I admire the hell out of RELOADED and REVOLUTIONS, but they were a case of there simply not being enough story for 2 films and a lot of padding that watered down what could have been a very interesting left turn from the first film's straightforward "Fight the system!" narrative. And yes, Chipman is fucking good at this - RTG is one of my favorite YouTube series.
  3. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - 9/10 A film that spoke to me on an unexpectedly personal level in 2014, as well as being a cracking space adventure with the fresh voice of a singular genre auteur, and is a high point of the MCU for me. Naturally, a follow-up act was gonna be held to a high standard. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol. 2 - 9/10 And holy shit am I amazed that V2 lived up to it. It doesn't have the "new-franchise" smell, but it does have a well-established ensemble of characters that it takes deliberate time to develop. Similar to how THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK splits up the "party" and lowers the stakes to be more personal while allowing its cast to bounce of of each other and deepen their arcs, Vol. 2 delivers easily the biggest emotional punch in the MCU. I still believe that the Captain America Trilogy is the most "perfect" single story that the MCU tells and that THE AVENGERS may be the best "time at the movies," but the GUARDIANS films are easily the movies that mean the most to me. Full thoughts here.
  4. I loved the film. It has all the character and heart and humor of the first (as well as the goofy as hell style, I don't ever wanna hear another word of "But all MARVEL movies are da same" because this bleeds James Gunn), but it's far more focused on developing characters and arcs. Nearly everyone gets one and they ALL tie into the film's central theme. Which is a total refutation of "magic blood chosen one" bullshit, and I LOVE IT. Full thoughts here.
  5. I've got until Saturday to wait, and I've not read every review, but the word I've heard (from several reviewers as well as industry folk) is that the movie doubles down on the humor, weirdness, and heart that made the first film so appealing. That sounds awesome to me even before you add Space Tango and Cash into the mix.
  6. Fincher hasn't made a bad movie since ALIEN 3, and has the clout to do whatever he damn well pleases these days, so if he's choosing to do this, there's a reason. Even if it's only that the studio has agreed to supply him with a pound of coke and give him final cut. ...ok, that actually sounds awesome. Gimme whatever comes outta that.
  7. Really? Because I can see the future, and that movie ain't opening north of $20 million even with a weekend all to itself. The YA craze be dead, fam, and I doubt anyone cares that much about another RUNNER movie after it's been...what, 2 years since the last one?
  8. FAST FIVE - 9/10 A legit great action film and the moment that the franchise definitively...kicked into high gear! FURIOUS 6 - 8.5/10 On revisits, it's gone up to nearly as good as FIVE. The team dynamic is amazing and the set pieces are fantastic. FURIOUS 7 - 8/10 A great cap to the mini-trilogy that started in FIVE (the "it's time for Brian to be a dad now" arc) and would have worked perfectly as the final film in the franchise, full stop. Taken as its own story, it's really solid. In the context of everything that James Wan had to deal with making the movie, it's a damn miracle. THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS - 7/10 And here's where the diminishing returns kick in. It still "feels" like an F&F film (Chris Morgan has a real gift with keeping these things moving), but you can feel the tension starting the sour the sense of family that's previously been this movie's secret weapon (I don't think there's a single scene where The Rock and Vin are in the frame together and actually interacting with each other). And I was REALLY pissed about how a certain character was fridged. Still fun, but definitely a step way down
  9. ...Well, DEADPOOL 2 should be pretty good.
  10. Hoping the summer release means the studio is feeling bullish about this movie and wants it to get the audience.
  11. Rey wins a single fight against a winded and clearly heavily-injured opponent, so she's clearly an OP Mary Sue self-insert fan-service wank.
  12. THE ACCOUNTANT - 8/10 Feels like SHOOTER or the 90's Jack Ryan films in terms of a solid mid-budget star-powered thriller, except its hero is a character on the autism spectrum. Which is really kinda cool. Very well put together, Afleck turns in a great understated performance, well-shot action...honestly, I'd trade the entire DCEU up to this point for 2-3 sequels. THE MAN FROM NOWHERE - 8/10 A movie that set me up to think it would be a SK take on something like TAKEN or JOHN WICK, but it's a much slower burn than that. While still delivering some awesome kick-ass goods, it has a great meaty character-based first half that makes all the explosive violence of the 2nd half that much more meaningful. Brilliant knife fight finale too.
  13. After HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, I'd have been 200% down for anything from Taika Waititi. After that trailer, I'm almost as pumped for this as I am for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol. 2. And for those of you who know my love for GOTG 1, you know that's kinda a big deal.
  14. Looks amazing. THE FORCE AWAKENS was a damn good movie, and exactly what the franchise needed to get back on track. But a STAR WARS film from the writer AND director of LOOPER? Yes. Sign me the fuck up, it looks great already.
  15. Not when it comes to their DC films, they're not. Just ask David Ayer. Now, IF this actually happens, I'm all for it. Frankly, I think that getting Whedon is the most thuddingly obvious thing you coulda done with a struggling superhero cinematic universe at this point (especially since WONDER WOMAN looks like "What if THOR and CAP 1 were the same movie?", but I'm very down with that), and it woulda been nice if WB could have found a female director for the very first Batgirl film. But Joss is really REALLY good at what he does, and I will have my ass in the theater opening day to see his Batgirl movie. IF it actually happens.