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Everything posted by Magnus

  1. The Wire

    The first season of Breaking Bad was a victim of the writers' strike, hence why it ends very suddenly halfway through the season. It does get better as it goes on. After the first season, the episodes pretty much stop being 'Hank uses science to save the day' and they're not as stand-alone anymore.
  2. Ghost Trick

    I played the first four chapters tonight, and I'm really enjoying the game so far. As Mike says, the trial and error may get annoying later on, but so far, restarting as only meant replaying a minute or two. The story is also really intriguing, and I can't wait to see how it all unfolds.
  3. The Amazing Spider-Man

    Spider sense makes total sense: Helps him fight with great defense. Web shooters? That's common sense. Web-swinging adds much suspense. Sex with model - so intense! Saved his aunt at great expense.
  4. The Amazing Spider-Man

    But surely that's because they can feel when their web is moving? Which isn't really anything like Spider-Man's spider sense, which can somehow analyze if something is a threat to him and warn him. But to be fair, I don't recall if the movies ever really addressed his spider sense, nor if Ultimate Spider-Man did either. If they didn't, I think that's a much better way to go about it. Have Spider-Man get out of harm's way because he has fast reflexes or something, instead of trying to create some sort of power that doesn't really fit the spider theme anyway, and which only works when the plot calls for it. Mostly I'm just bitter because most of my contact with Spider-Man these days comes from occasionally checking out the newspaper strip, in which his spider sense will warn him one day, only for him to get knocked unconscious by a man without super powers (or a brick) the next. To sum up, I hope they don't mention his spider sense in the new movie.
  5. The Amazing Spider-Man

    "Spider sense, because apparently spiders can sense danger, hence why they're nearly impossible to squash." Of course, the spider sense only works when the plot calls for it anyway.
  6. Happy Birthday N-Europe!

    Oh, is that what it's supposed to be?
  7. The Amazing Spider-Man

    At least he's not wearing a cape.
  8. The Amazing Spider-Man

    It's more a matter of not remembering because it's been years since I read it. I just remembered that the explanation was better than 'boy genius creates genius thing'. Actually that epiphany thing doesn't sound so great, either. I'll have to reread it, I guess. :p
  9. Super Mario Galaxy 2

    Spring Mario only appears in a single level in the sequel, though. Hardly a very good reason to give up on the game. :p
  10. Name That Game: 2011 Edition

    5 looks like Star Fox. That's the only screenshot that's familiar at first glance.
  11. The Amazing Spider-Man

    I know, but I still found that better than the original explanation. Like having spider powers made him understand what was wrong with the chemical compound, or whatever the explanation was in Ultimate Spider-Man. I still prefer organic web shooters, but at least it made a bit more sense. Regarding 'grounded', I was mostly referring to intelligence. Ultimate Spider-Man feels a lot more realistic in that regard. I don't think a lot of teenagers would be able to create something like the web fluid from scratch, genius or no. Never mind the fact that the supposedly genius Amazing Spider-Man is the same person who made a deal with the Devil and who spends most of his time in the newspaper strip yelling at the television and getting hit in the head with bricks.
  12. The Amazing Spider-Man

    Yeah, having it completely unrelated to the spider bite doesn't really make it any better. So a radioactive spider bites a kid in high school, and then he thinks, "you know what? I'm going to create this web-like substance that no one else has ever thought to create and it's going to be SUPER AWESOME and I'm going to put it in a machine that I'll put around my wrist so I can shoot it all over the place! This'll go perfect with the super powers that I also have now! Well, I'm off to work on my PhD now!" I guess I just prefer the more grounded Ultimate Spider-Man.
  13. The Amazing Spider-Man

    It never made any sense to me that the spider bite gave Peter the power to create mechanical web shooters, so I actually liked the organic web shooters in the other movies. Oh well. I didn't know this. That's actually kind of exciting. I always preferred the Ultimate version of Aunt May over the perpetually dying regular one.
  14. What Have You Bought?

    Haha, I didn't even notice until you mentioned it. Somehow it seemed perfectly normal to me to buy two copies of every Scott Pilgrim book.
  15. ScribblerToo - You can draw too!

    I like it. It's supposed to be a prostitute moogle in bondage gear, right?
  16. What Have You Bought?

    I don't get where she's sitting. Is it at a table? Is it at a desk? Why is it so low? Is she in Japan? If it is a desk, she should be more worried about her arms, wrists and neck if she's going to sit like that.
  17. The Amazing Spider-Man

    WHICH IS THE PICTURE AND WHICH IS THE COVER AAAAHH I AM SO CONFUSED. The costume looks fine, I guess. I really don't have much of an opinion on it, and I know I'll most likely end up watching this movie either way, so...
  18. The Joys of Repeat Viewings

    When the gang stages an intervention over Marshall's hat on How I Met Your Mother. While the hat did remind me of The Cat in the Hat, I had never actually read any of Dr. Seuss' books, so when Robin started rhyming, I found it quirky but didn't get the reference. Quite some time later, I somehow ended up reading parts of Green Eggs and Ham on Wikipedia or something out of boredom. A few days later, I catch the episode on television, and suddenly the scene was much funnier. I have since watched it with two other people, and have had to explain why it's so funny both times. But yeah, Arrested Development is the king of repeat viewings, though I'm sure everyone already knows that. I also quite like watching old episodes of The Simpsons, as I often find myself getting jokes that I missed when I was younger or catching subtler jokes.
  19. Comic

    They're both pasty and unkempt nerds?
  20. ScribblerToo - You can draw too!

    Of course. Who else would ride around on a flying pig?
  21. ScribblerToo - You can draw too!

    Here's my masterpiece: I think it speaks for itself.
  22. Name That Game: 2011 Edition

    With a hint like that, 3 has to be Halo: Reach.
  23. Comic

    This strip is my favorite of the ones I've read, for no logical reason. As for criticism, I do think you have a tendency to get a bit too wordy at times. Like in this comic or this one. This sometimes extend to the punchline. Telling us what a rickroll is just takes away from the joke. Also, I liked this comic, but I would have loved it if you'd left out the last panel. I think that would have left the joke wonderfully understated (maybe even leave out the "note my/his shirt"). No need to overexplain things. I don't know, maybe this all sounds very mean, but that's okay, because apparently you have no soul.
  24. Name That Game: 2011 Edition

    I'm just glad it's a round you won't be able to get any points in. I vote we have all future rounds while Nando isn't around.
  25. The Hottest Games of 2011

    I too have started jonesing for another GTA fix. Though we probably won't see GTA V until the next console generation. But I'll be cool with another GTA: [City Name]. The Last Guardian makes sense at the top of that countdown, I guess. I keep forgetting that the game exists, though. That's what happens when you announce games too early.