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  1. And who's to say it'll stop here? I bet Team Ninja are next, and after that, maybe struggling companies that are capable of delivering hits, like Crytek and CDPR. if CoD can become a console exclusive, there aren't many companies outside of Rockstar and maybe Epic that are safe from acquisition. This is why I seriously wonder if/when we'll get to a point where consoles become more like smart bluray players and the three major companies will be more like streaming platforms, eschewing console-manufacturing completely. Sony and MS already both put their first-party exclusives on PC and you also have access to nintendo games via emulation. If you're a PC-owner you're already a leap forward in that direction. If current gen consoles remain hard to find, MS keeps buying third party studios and Sony and MS keep releasing their first party games on PC, it seems absurd for most consumers to not simply buy gaming PCs instead of consoles from here on out.
  2. Part 4 sounds like a trip, i'm looking forward to seeing how bonkers it gets ^_^
  3. I wouldn't know what to do with a free drawing from rusty cage lmao . Fuck that weirdo.
  4. Well the interview with the Wachowskis I linked took place around the mid 00’s about a movie from the early 00’s, so maybe that checks out. But also what an artist communicates to a broad audience isn't always accurate to what they think and say during the actual process, so that's a possibility as well. imo this is why even though it's fun to debate about and speculate why a movie is what it is, I prefer taking everything reported to the public with a grain of salt, sometimes even if it's from the artist themselves. The amount of stuff w/ the filmmaking process that goes on behind the scenes is often different and more complicated than what the public can know or assume and this becomes more apparent over time.
  5. You're autocorrect seems to be freaking out lol, i'm not sure, but I get what you mean. Anywho yeah even though the Wachowski's were straightforward enough in explaining what they were trying to accomplish, I agree the quality of the result is up for interpretation and a good argument that both films could've been made better definitley exists. But my guess is they still didn't get to make all three of them exactly as they envisioned at the time. Their filmography's inconsistent so whether or not The Matrix IP would've been more beloved or disliked, who knows. In any event I cant remember most of what happens in the sequels so I don't have much of an opinion until I rewatch em again ^_^
  6. In an old interview Lana said it's definitely what they were going for. Not sure where to find it anymore, but there's an excerpt here
  7. Yeah, the first is the superhero journey, the next is a deconstruction of that, etc. I like the sequels more than most tbph, but always wondered how much of the trilogy is what they envisioned vs only what the time they were living in allowed. Years later we learned there's stuff they wanted to do in the original but couldn't, which opens up questions about the sequels. I know almost nothing about how they were made and haven't seen them since the theater release. I have no doubt a lot went over my head when I did, but even at the time you couldn't help but feel like the production might've been troubled and the choice to tell essential parts of the already convoluted story in the anime and videogame was probably not a good one for the sake of the films. I'm sure part four has a decent amount of continuity from there, and I'm hyped to see it now that I have low expectations for the action scenes (which is unfortunate since so much of what made the IP a classic is how much reinventing and raising of stakes there was as far as what movie stuntwork, fight choreography and visual effects - both cg and practical - could be).
  8. Now THAT's interesting. I always assumed they had some continuation in mind with all the forshadowing in the original. From what you know how likely is it the sequels we got were not entirely what they wanted to story to be once they signed on to make them?
  9. Oh no doubt. I didn't know about the studio wanting to move forward with sequels with or without them until now, pretty interesting. I guess that confirms they definitely wanted to make them at some point. Did they want to helm them at the time though or were they pressured by WB to deliver a trilogy asap?
  10. Just Cause 4. Could the open world design be better? Absolutely. That said how many other games let you hijack a tank and blow shit up before grappling onto a helicopter that you just tethered an enemy soldier to which you then hijack and use to dogfight other aircrafts for ten minutes before jumping out, parachuting and hijacking one of those same aircrafts in mid air? Anywho it's boring tbh, 6.5/10
  11. The more effective Pfizer one has been approved as well! ^_^ F.D.A. Clears Pfizer’s Covid Pill for High-Risk Patients 12 and Older - The New York Times WWW.NYTIMES.COM The first-of-its-kind treatment, Paxlovid, has been found to be highly protective against severe illness. It could be available within a few days.
  12. There's definitely a pyramid scheme and fad element that taps into the same whatever that causes pet rocks and coin collections to spike, though to a degree NTFs are also unprecedented... I have concern for what some of the long term impact might be. Aside from that I'm not sure I feel much else about it. I personally don't see the value in buying them, and I can't say I feel too bad for anyone buying into it given how easy it is to google what they don't know first. ^_^
  13. From a design standpoint alone I'm not here for it since collecting shit is antiquated and pointless to begin with imo. A leftover trope from a time when games tech wasn't advanced enough to curate more engaging experiences. It's been a stargate sequence of a mindfuck to see how in-demand NFTs are. How ethical or not that is I'm still not sure. Calling it a scam seems a bit inaccurate? Doubt false advertising claims have much merit - NFT shops seem pretty clear that you're paying for a JPG image and ownership of the license to use it, and when in doubt, googling it tells you this. It's a dumb product, but I have to assume nobody in their right mind is being mislead into buying it. Where a precedent like that can lead, however, IS concerning, but also I'm rooting for many digital artists who pay bills from this and I'm not sure I have much sympathy for anyone who feels scammed by them. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  14. FDA authorizes second antiviral pill to treat Covid-19 WWW.CNN.COM The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday authorized Merck's antiviral pill, molnupiravir, to treat Covid-19 "for the treatment of mild-to-moderate coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in adults with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing, and who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death, and for whom alternative COVID-19 treatment options authorized by the...
  15. Convincingly aging and de-aging actors, brinking back those who have died to reprise roles (there's rightfully a debate on how ethical it is, but it will happen regardless) using their likeness for digital stunt doubles via deep fake technology or something like it, and bridging the uncanny valley for cgi creatures and animals is the next step. Most cgi beasts in live action films and TV still don't look and move quite right, and this is obviously even more true of actors' digital stunt doubles. Your mind can still tell the difference, even w/ the most convincing examples like that Bear in The Revenant. Once this is no longer the case, the potential of cgi will more or less be realized. ^_^
  16. Rocket League maybe? That game does what it does so well and keeps improving over time. Controls and mechanics feel incredibly polished. Few if any critiques. Prey might be the immersive sim with the most refined mechanics and game design in that genre I've played. Most everything is realized about as well as one could imagine. Sonic Mania might be the perfect 2D Sonic game? It's tough to think of any significant improvements to RE2make. Mechanically virtuosic, visually impressive, and an admirable balance of everything wonderful about oldschool and later RE. If I had any critique, maybe it's the removal of some of the creatures in the original, but that's about it. Some other games that come to mind: Fall Guys, Tony Hawk 1 and 2 remake, Tetris Effect, Hades and maybe Cuphead (it'll be even better when the extra content is added, but everything there is a spectacular achievement of the team's ambitious goals)
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