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Bungie's Destiny

15 September 2014 - 09:25 AM

So, I'm sure everyone has heard about Destiny, even if they haven't played it. Now that it's been released, and the reviews are out, I'm curious about what others think of it. A lot of reviewers have criticized the game as being repetitive, not living up to expectations, etc. I personally think it's fun, and I can see room for improvement over time. Thoughts, opinions, criticisms, random comments?

Alien Invasion

27 July 2014 - 12:13 PM

So after watching one too many alien invasion flicks, I started wondering what would actually happen should aliens invade? Like in a realistic scenario? Let's say we have aliens who have traversed space in fairly fast, but not FTL, starships, powered by fusion reactors, that have a sort of limited mobile industrial base on board (to sustain a war effort on a distant planet) while the inhabitants are put into cryo-sleep. They plan on using Earth's moon as a staging ground for their invasion. Their starships are equipped with orbital recon and weapons. They use shuttles to land their forces from orbit on Earth. A race that has achieved the ability to build starships that are large enough to have mobile manufacturing onboard must be pretty advanced. So in terms of weaponry, we are talking smart munitions, smart drones, rail guns, lasers, strong armor, shielding, etc. So how do you think that would play out? I haven't really detailed alien tech either, so if anyone wants to add on, that'd be great.

Recent rise in number of fantasy/scifi films based on comics, games, etc?

18 June 2014 - 07:15 PM

Recently, we've seen a lot of movies from Marvel that have been stellar successes, like the Avengers, Iron Man 3, etc. Fox announced that its going to make a movie (http://www.thevine.com.au/entertainment/news/have-big-screen-game-adaptations-finally-escaped-development-hell-20140617-282718/) based on Magic: The Gathering. Then there's the movies based on Transformers, Battleship, GI Joe, which have been relatively successful. Let's not forget Game of Thrones, as well, even though it's not a film. Then we have more films (many of which are not based off of any franchise) that I'm not going to go into mentioning right this minute. I was quite surprised to find out that Magic: The Gathering is getting a movie, that also made by Fox. I'm not entirely sure how many people play Magic, but is it enough to create a financially successful film? I suppose that Fox certainly saw that it can eventually be successful if they purchased the rights.


But, more to the point, do you see the trend that I'm trying to highlight? There seems to be many more films based on comics, games, novels, etc. that weren't traditionally seen as something that would ever have enough popularity to be big than there have been in previous years. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe I'm missing something, but is it just me, or is this an actual trend?

Mobile Gaming

04 June 2014 - 11:10 AM

So mobile gaming has been getting huge lately. Temple Run hit a billion downloads. I personally never liked mobile gaming. I always found it to be too simplistic. But it seems to have caught on. What do people think? I'm curious about this.

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

17 March 2014 - 07:36 PM

So it's been 10 days since this entire thing started and no one seems to have a clue where it went. What do people lean towards? Any theories? I personally think that this might be some government operation (not necessarily American), cause it seems rather unlikely that an aircraft disappears without a trace. Plus there's the fact that it does seem to have been taken deliberately somewhere, and I personally doubt someone who put the amount of time they did into this operation would just take it and fly it into the Indian Ocean. But I'm curious what theories the internet offers.