Borderlands 3 is “more Borderlands”, and that’s great for those of us who wanted that. Nothing terribly innovative but just more of what we already loved.
There are a few very nice quality of life improvements, like being able to restock all of your ammo at a machine with a single button.
They do need to fix the font size issue, though. I seriously can’t read some of the messages.
So what I really enjoy in computar is when a new technology is changing things and the UI people are just making things up as they try to figure out what will work.
I loved the early Web, for instance, and the Palm era of early handheld devices, and the first iPad. Not because they had good interfaces but because you could see the experiments as they happened.
Is that happening anywhere now?
Star Wars 9 speculation, (-) Show more
My guess, based on the trailer and poster, is that it'll turn out that Kylo Ren is basically a good guy, except that he was possessed by the spirit of the Emperor. And that's why he was so tortured in the previous two movies.
I don't want that to be true, mind you, because it's stupid. But it seems like that's what they're leaning towards.
Free idea for anyone who wants it, courtesy of my wife: “The Breakfast Club” as a #Dread game.
Think about it: It has all the elements of a horror movie, minus the horror. A group of teenagers who are all different archetypes, in an isolated environment where no one can hear them scream. Just have the teacher who put them in detention be an evil cultist or something, and boom.
I’m thrilled that Ms. Marvel (the Kamala Khan version) is getting a TV show. She’s the best character Marvel has created in years. That said, I’m concerned that it’ll be live-action. Her powers are so cartoonish that I was hoping for animation. I’ll still watch it, mind you, and hope it’ll be great.
(My wife and I are talking about Tom Holland being cast in the Uncharted movie, despite the fact that he's clearly too young for the character.)
My wife: It's meant as a prequel to the stories. They're going to have him grow into the role.
Me: Yes, he can star in a series of successful video game movies. There are so many of those. Like Resident Evil, and...um...did I mention Resident Evil yet?
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I had a dream last night about a new Star Trek series. In it, a former Federation officer met a member of a much-discriminated-against species who had been falsely accused of murder. The two of them stole a spaceship, found a couple of other down-and-outs to help crew it, and went around doing disreputable work (smuggling, I guess? Not clear in the dream) while trying to clear the falsely-accused person's name.
Oh, I thought of another movie that meets that #xkcd criterion for me. The first live-action Scooby-Doo. I loved that movie, and given the critical consensus, have to assume that most critics didn't love the original show. The movie was made with deep love for the cartoon, while acknowledging its flaws and poking fun at them.
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That said, this is the kind of movie that I want #Shudder to show. It’s not a good movie, but it is clearly trying to say something, even if I don’t know what that something is. Versus a lot of horror movies (like its prequel) that are just aping what came before without having any new ideas. This movie had bad new ideas but it did have new ideas.
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Finished. A charitable reading of that movie would be that it was about the survivor from the first one trying to process her trauma from the first one, and failing at it. But I have no idea why her trauma would be presented as an early 60s rocker.
If I’m not trying to be charitable...I guess some completely unexplained supernatural being was tormenting her for some reason?
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