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  1. He didn't technically write or direct either, but he was heavily involved with both. I think he basically hired people to do the grunt/detail work, while he could focus on the larger picture. He did have way more help in the original trilogy, which is probably why they ended up so much better. George Lucas needs to be surrounded by people who will tell him no.
  2. Well, the "me" decade is almost over, and good riddance, and far as I'm concerned. The 2010's were simply 10 years of people thinking of nothing but themselves. No wonder we were unable to get together and solve any of the many serious problems facing our nation. Oh sure, some people did do some positive things in the 2010's - like jogging - but always for the wrong reasons, for their own selfish, personal benefit. Well, I believe the 2020's are gonna have to be different. I think that people are going to stop thinking about themselves, and start thinking about me, Al Franken. That's right. I believe we're entering what I like to call the Al Franken Decade. Oh, for me, Al Franken, the 2020's will be pretty much the same as the 2010's. I'll still be thinking of me, Al Franken. But for you, you'll be thinking more about how things affect me, Al Franken. When you see a news report, you'll be thinking, "I wonder what Al Franken thinks about this thing?", "I wonder how this inflation thing is hurting Al Franken?" And you women will be thinking, "What can I wear that will please Al Franken?", or "What can I not wear?" You know, I know a lot of you out there are thinking, "Why Al Franken?" Well, because I thought of it, and I'm on TV, so I've already gotten the jump on you. So, I say let's leave behind the fragmented, selfish 2010's, and go into the 2020's with a unity and purpose. That's what I think. I'm Al Franken.
  3. If you google, "Department of Energy" and click the very first link it takes you to wikipedia and the first paragraph is... The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States Government concerned with the United States' policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material. Its responsibilities include the nation's nuclear weapons program, nuclear reactor production for the United States Navy, energy conservation, energy-related research, radioactive waste disposal, and domestic energy production. It also directs research in genomics; the Human Genome Project originated in a DOE initiative. DOE sponsors more research in the physical sciences than any other U.S. federal agency, the majority of which is conducted through its system of National Laboratories.
  4. This isn't true. He was super involved in both.
  5. Waiting for reviews. I like the idea of a new RE game, I used to be a big fan of the series, but I have not liked the last few games.
  6. Snowden = Whistleblower. Manning = I don't even know what you would call what she did, but it's not the same thing at all. Seemed way more reckless and pointless with no benefit to society.
  7. Banging on the nostalgia drum is only going to work for so long. Right now, a Star Wars movie still feels like a very rare and precious thing, but that feeling will fade super fast. I'm hoping that they finish up this new trilogy and leave us in a place where they can continue to make movies in the era after Episode 9 and stop going back in time. Jumping around the timeline all over the place is just going to result in a confusing mess. We don't need all of these stories filled in. A little bit can be fun, but the whole timeline will turn into a confusing mess so fast if they keep this up for a few years. I took my dad and my son to Rogue One. My dad has seen all of the Star Wars movies, but isn't some sort of superfan. He watches them and then moves on like a normal person. He didn't even realize what time period the movie was set in until like 2/3 of the way through. He thought he was sitting down to see the sequel to Force Awakens. He was confused.
  8. Haven't Zelda game sales been declining for a long time now? Don't they typically sell like 3-5 million copies? I know it has a rabid fanbase, but a new Zelda isn't going to motivate most people. It's not going to make systems fly off the shelves. Isn't Mario Kart their biggest seller now? If the best Mario Kart in a long time couldn't help the Wii U, then what hope does this thing have? You need games to sell a game system. Nintendo still hasn't figured that out it seems.
  9. Motion controls were cool at first until everyone realized that they worked like total shit and made most games way worse. It's funny to go back and look at the reveal videos for the Wii. They were doing all sorts of stuff that never ended up being possible because the motion controls ended up being so inaccurate and limited. No one cares about motion controls anymore. Casuals are over it. The Wii was fun for a little bit, but then the novelty wore off. Hardcore gamers figured it out pretty quickly that motion controls were not the path to better gameplay. They're over it too. Maybe in the future someone will get it right, but right now, MOTION CONTROLS SUCK.
  10. As a parent, this thing looks way to delicate and fiddly for me to want to buy it for my child. As an adult gamer, who used to be a Nintendo superfan... I've been burned too many times by Nintendo consoles and their absolutely terrible game lineups (outside of a small trickle of first party gems) that I won't bite on any Nintendo console until I see that it's actually going to have good support. (Which this will not) I anticipate that this console will be a Wii U level flop.
  11. He seems like the kind of person who calls in the "tech guy" 4 times a day because he keeps minimizing his browser window. Could be completely wrong. Who knows. But that's probably the case. Rich, powerful men in their 60s and 70s don't need to use or understand computers. It's not something they've ever had to worry about.
  12. Meh. I mean, you're not wrong. Most of the movie is just flimsy setups to get this guy to fight that guy or these guys to fight those guys. But at the same time, it's does what it needs to do. It's supposed to be a fun romp. It's a big fun over-the-top summer blockbuster. Compared to how most of those turn out, Civil War (and most MCU movies) are way way above the pack. It doesn't need to be high art. It needs to be a fun way to kill a couple of hours. It's good at that. I liked it. I'm usually on your side. I get so mad at blockbusters for being so so so so stupid. But I think that this is not a good example of that. It's only slightly stupid. Slightly stupid and a lot of fun.
  13. QUESTION: The tweet that you had this morning about are we living in Nazi Germany, what were you driving at there? What are you trying to tell the American public? TRUMP: I think it was disgraceful — disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out. I think it’s a disgrace, and I say that — and I say that, and that’s something that Nazi Germany would have done and did do. I think it’s a disgrace that information that was false and fake and never happened got released to the public. As far as Buzzfeed, which is a failing pile of garbage, writing it, I think they’re going to suffer the consequences. They already are. And as far as CNN going out of their way to build it up — and by the way, we just found out I was coming down. Michael Cohen — I was being — Michael Cohen is a very talented lawyer. He’s a good lawyer in my firm. It was just reported that it wasn’t this Michael Cohen they we’re talking about. So all night long it’s Michael Cohen. I said, “I want to see your passport.” He brings his passport to my office. I say, hey, wait a minute. He didn’t leave the country. He wasn’t out of the country. They had Michael Cohen of the Trump Organization was in Prague. It turned out to be a different Michael Cohen. It’s a disgrace what took place. It’s a disgrace and I think they ought to apologize to start with Michael Cohen. QUESTION: Since you’re attacking us, can you give us a question? Mr. President-elect — TRUMP: Go ahead. QUESTION: Mr. President-elect, since you are attacking our news organization... TRUMP: Not you. QUESTION: Can you give us a chance? TRUMP: Your organization is terrible. QUESTION: You are attacking our news organization, can you give us a chance to ask a question, sir? Sir, can you... TRUMP: Quiet. QUESTION: Mr. President-elect, can you say... TRUMP: He’s asking a question, don’t be rude. Don’t be rude. QUESTION: Can you give us a question since you’re attacking us? Can you give us a question? TRUMP: Don’t be rude. No, I’m not going to give you a question. I’m not going to give you a question. QUESTION: Can you state... TRUMP: You are fake news. Go ahead. QUESTION: Sir, can you state categorically that nobody — no, Mr. President-elect, that’s not appropriate.