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HAL_9000

Member Since 31 Mar 2015
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In Topic: Brinstar Cinema

07 June 2018 - 05:02 AM

Yeah, the original Captain Marvel/Shazam has an interesting story regarding how he started and eventually ended up in DC's hands, and how Marvel took the Captain Marvel name once the copyright expired.


In Topic: Brinstar Cinema

06 June 2018 - 10:47 AM

I liked Infinity War, but I'm getting kinda bored of the MCU. I think the main reason I'm getting kinda bored with it is because I'm bored with the characters at this point. I know IW sets up the possibility of new heroes taking the helm, but I'm doubtful that Disney's gonna bring in any of the really cool but more obscure characters, like Namor the Submariner, Dane Whitman the Black Knight, Kang, The Skrulls, and others.

 

Also, Marvel trying to get people hyped for Carol Danvers/Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel yet again is kinda silly. She's been uninteresting since her debut in the late 60's, yet they keep trying to bring her back as some new version which never catches on. I never thought of her as some super awesome and unique character in any way, especially not as some kind of stand-alone savior of the universe. She got her powers from her DNA mixing with the original Captain Marvel (the alien Mar-vell), and only took up the Captain Marvel name as recent as 2012, so she's far from being an established character that many people would be familiar with, at least as the new Captain Marvel.

 

The first thing people I went with asked me at the end of IW was, "What was that icon on the pager?". I told them it was for Captain Marvel, and none of them had any idea who the character was.


In Topic: So... What are you playing? (general discussion)

05 June 2018 - 09:50 AM

I've been playing Star Cruiser lately. It's a pretty cool first person RPG-ish game, with rudimentary 3d polygonal graphics in outdoor sections, and raster graphics in dialogue and inside buildings. You fight enemies in real time with lasers and missiles, but the combat isn't that great. The story is pretty interesting, and the game spans across multiple galaxies that you can fly to manually or with a warp. The music is great, and really fits the feel of the game.

 

It was pretty popular in Japan, where it released for the Sharp X68000 and was later ported to the Sega Megadrive. I'm playing an English patch of the Megadrive version, as I was unable to find a patch for the X68000 release. The core game remains the same, although the game runs better on the X68k, and has different/better music.


In Topic: E³ 2018 Predictions/Wishes

04 June 2018 - 07:49 AM

Inb4 reminder to get back on-topic.


In Topic: E³ 2018 Predictions/Wishes

01 June 2018 - 06:37 AM

It's not too bad, you just gotta pretend that every planet is extremely foggy all the time:

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(To be fair, this level is probably the worst example of the fog in the game, but that's where I happened to be in-game :-] )