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@takashichea: Rob Orci is perhaps one of the worst screenwriters ever. Some may argue that he is good because he wrote the screenplay for the Star Trek reboot movie, but I argue that JJ Abrams had more control over that project. Now, when Orci has more control over his project, you get stuff like Cowboys & Aliens, Transformers, and The Island. All of which are not great. There is also a feeling that his scripts pander more to the movie studios. And let's not forget that he wrote the script for Transformers 2. Yeah, the script was written in only 2 weeks, but you don't need 2 weeks to know that robot scrotum is not funny.

Also, Orci is a bit of a jerk. Take a look at the comments he gave when fans said that Star Trek into Darkness was bad:

Having said that, two biggest Star Treks in a row with best reviews is hardly a description of “broken.” And frankly, your tone and attidude make it hard for me to listen to what might otherwise be decent notions to pursue in the future. As I love to say, there is a reason why I get to write the movies, and you don’t.
STID has infinetly [sic] more social commentary than Raiders [of the lost ark] in every Universe, and I say that with Harrison Ford being a friend. You lose credibility big time when you don’t honestly engage with the FUCKING WRITER OF THE MOVIE ASKING YOU AN HONEST QUESTION. You prove the cliche of shitty fans. And rude in the process. So, as Simon Pegg would say: FUCK OFF!

When Ocri is talking about the social commentary in Star Trek Into Darkness, he is talking about the movie's commentary on 9/11. Allegedly, the movie's message is that perhaps the 9/11 attacks were allowed to happen by the US government in order to go to war with Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries. It's pretty dumb.

Now enough with that. Let's talk about Supernatural. The spin-off, Supernatural: Bloodlines, may be gone, but there is word that CW is not giving up on a spin-off. According to the Hollywood Reporter, CW will try once more to get a spin-off done in season 10, which will air in the fall. So, yay for them.

Taka said: I thought I was watching the final episode of Supernatural this week. Man, it was a good episode. I might watch Arrow's Finale even though I haven't even watch the series at all. I saw Slade and Flash. I fell in love.

I bet you can't wait for the real saeason finale next week then =P

And the Flash is getting his own spin-off series too. I wonder how this will turn out.

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@takashichea said:

@Acura_Max:

Marketing strategy then. Make a good trailer and nabs your buyers. I was caught by them again, but I don't really buy a lot of games last year.

And that's why you never trust trailers. It's always better to listen to word of mouth and reviews.

Speaking of reviews, here's the review round up for Mario Kart 8.

Mario Kart 8 Review Round up

Shacknews -- 8/10

"Although Mario Kart is on its eighth game across 22 years and eight consoles, this entry doesn't feel like it’s content to retread old ground. Instead, it shows how Nintendo can put its experience, even with some dips in quality, to use making a standout game. With the addition of new visual capabilities, stellar track design, and a continued slow march toward modern online functionality, this is the best the series has been since the GameCube era. If Mario Kart 8 is showing its age, it's a spry octogenarian if I ever saw one." [Full review]

GameSpot -- 8/10

"Nintendo has done an admirable job of keeping Mario Kart relevant. How many franchises can you think of that have remained in top form for more than two decades? Not too many. I do admit that my first impression of Mario Kart 8 was pretty close to a yawn. Mario Kart is one of my favorite franchises, but it's hard to get excited for the same old thing. But the more I played, the more I appreciated the many small changes, and grew to love my time in the Mushroom Kingdom. And now that yawn has changed to a shout of joy. It's more Mario Kart! I'm happy Nintendo still understands what makes this series so darn fun." [Full review]

GameTrailers -- 8.6/10

"Not everything is perfect, but Mario Kart 8's stellar visuals, tight controls, and improved online experience make it a great racing game that embraces Nintendo's lighthearted nature. It’s still one of the best in the business when it comes to multiplayer experiences, something we've all come to expect from the Mario Kart series. The overall high quality of the game is so impressive that it doesn't really matter that much that the zero-gravity gimmick barely adds anything that's truly new. Next time around, though, Nintendo might need to come up with new tricks if it hopes to keep us coming back for more." [Full review]

IGN -- 9/10

"Mario Kart 8 is the best kart racing game Nintendo has made in a long time. It strikes a careful balance between refining old ideas while introducing fresh new ones. Admittedly, its gorgeous graphics and jazzy orchestrated soundtrack bolster its presentation, but you're getting a lot more than just looks with this one-- although I spent an awful lot of time gawking at the details in slow-motion, the fast and furious pace of racing with friends both locally and online is what really kept me coming back." [Full review]

Polygon -- 9/10

"It doesn't bring massive innovations to the formula, but it's overflowing in that Nintendo magic that makes it so easy to forget about minor shortcomings. Its gorgeous looks and tightly developed sense of speed ensured that I was never left unhappy after a race, even when I blew it and came in near the end. What more could I ask for than a game that keeps me smiling even when I lose?" [Full review]

USA Today -- 4/4

"There's a reason millions of video game players have invested in Mario Kart. It's a satisfying social racing game, highly enjoyable regardless whether you play solo or with friends." [Full review]

Eurogamer -- 10/10

"Video game players are familiar with the law of diminishing returns. Even as new entries in a series tirelessly improve upon their predecessors, our interest nevertheless wanes; with games, improved is somehow less exciting than new. Mario Kart 8 is a rare thing, then: the best entry in a series and the most exciting yet." [Full review]

Destructoid -- 9/10

"Mario Kart 8 is my favorite series entry since Double Dash, and if it gets arena battle tracks at some point by way of DLC, it will be a near-perfect package. Its vibrant visuals will hold up for years to come, ensuring that the game will withstand the test of time, and it will be a staple in my household for a long, long while." [Full review]

Credits to Gamespot for doing all the heavy lifting.

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@takashichea: That Spiderman game may look fun, but reviews have been saying that it is quite bad. Metacritic has the game currently at 49 out of 100, which is especially bad since no one usually buys a game with a score less than 70.

So, anyone hype for the new Mario Kart 8?

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@takashichea: Speaking of Supernatural, last week, there was news that CW was not very happy with the Bloodlines episode. So, they're canceling the spin-off, Supernatural: Bloodlines, for now. I've heard rumors that it might bring the spin-off back in season 10, but we will have to see.

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Off-Topic » The Walking Dead Discussion

The first image of the 5th season is out. This time, it looks like Rick is trying to sneak out of the container. Though the image is official, there is no concrete proof that this is a moment that will use in the episode. So, we will have to wait until the premiere to see if Rick and the others will be chewed out by the Cannibals.

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@takashichea: @Bigheart711: @GokaiRed:

Breaking News

Microsoft has announced that you can now buy an Xbox WITHOUT a kinect starting June 9. And because of that, the Xbox without the kinect will sell for $399.99. Microsoft has also announced that you will no longer need to have a gold membership to access basic apps such as Netflix. They will also be expanding the free games program in their gold membership: Dark Souls, Charlie Murder, andSuper Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition will be available next month on Xbox 360, while Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assaultbecome available on Xbox One for gold members.

Source

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This is what the new Batman and Batmobile will look like in the new Batman Vs Superman. Source

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Off-Topic » Hi Im new and goodbye thread

@Fantaseii: Welcome back to the site! Hope you will find all the friends here.

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Pokémon » Pokémon Video Game Club

@takashichea: Why did they do a remake of those two series?

Because Ruby and Sapphire are the last pokemon generation that isn't on the Nintendo DS. Plus, the Pokemon games print out lots of money and they need all the money they can get.

It was best when they remade Silver and Gold because they were in the Game Boy Color generation.

Are you telling me that you don't want to see Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire in the glorious X & Y engine? (see footage of sneak peak of the new Pokemon game)

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Bug Reporting » Is it just me or is the site taking too long to load

Looks like the lag has improved significantly. I don't need to reload my page just to see the site anymore. Good job engineers.

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Confirmed Canceled

NBC's Dracula has been canceled as well. This one in particular might been painful to see get cancel since it was NBC Entertainment chairman BobGreenblatt's passion project. That's pretty surprising since I usually think of executives as cold and calculating men in a dark room. The guy even worked hard to get Jonathan Rhys Meyers on board.

The Crazy Ones (CBS)

Intelligence (CBS)

Bad Teacher (CBS)

Hostages (CBS)

Friends With Better Lives (CBS)

Confirmed Renewal

The Mentalist

On A brighter note...

Agent Carter has gotten a logo and a plot synopsis. Horray for more female superheroes!

Straight from Marvel.com, the synopsis for the series is as follows:

"Marvel's Agent Carter," starring Captain America's Hayley Atwell follows the story of Peggy Carter. It's 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life--Steve Rogers. Inspired by the feature films "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," along with the short "Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter."

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@phantomrant: You heard it correctly. It's getting renewed (Source and second source). Part of the reason why it is getting renewed is because the series is also produced by an international company and because of that, there is little risk for NBC to produce it. And with an SVOD, the cost to produce an episode is predicted to be even lower for the third season. Also, it helps that the series is adored by critics and the internet.

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@Bigheart711: Hopefully Netflix will pick up community and we'll get a movie ala Arrested Development.

That cancellation list could get longer, however.

I was hoping that Almost Human and Suburgatory would get a renew, but it just wasn't in the cards. Otherwise, I'm not too bothered by what has been canceled. I wasn't even aware that Growing Up Fisher was a real TV show.

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Off-Topic » What's Going Through you Mind Right Now?

This lag is really unbelievable. I can't believe that it has even lasted 2 weeks.

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So, the networks are announcing the shows they are renewing and canceling today. I'll be putting up list of the shows canceled and renewed.

Confirmed Cancel

  • Community (NBC)
  • Revolution (NBC)
  • Believe (NBC)
  • Growing Up Fisher (NBC)
  • Almost Human (FOX)
  • Suburgatory (ABC)
  • Super Fun Night (ABC)
  • Raising Hope (FOX)
  • Crisis (NBC)
  • Trophy Wife (ABC)

Confirmed Renew

  • Agents of Shield for season 2 (ABC
  • Hannibal for season 3 (NBC)
  • Resurrection for season 2 (ABC)
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@takashichea: @DBZ_universe: @Bigheart711: That's odd. I thought you guys pm'ed me because of the brand new pokemon news that came out today.

Well, since I brought it up, here it is the announcement video.

That's right! Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire are getting remade HearthGold/Soul Silver style.

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Bug Reporting » What's up with this lag?

We got a thread on this already. Please remember to look at the bug reporting forum before posting a topic. Thank you.

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Off-Topic » What's Going Through you Mind Right Now?

And so the Amazing Spider-Man 2 falls victim to the villain curse. Should have known better than to stuff the films full of villains. It's like the writers learned nothing from Spider-Man 3.

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Off-Topic » Fetish Friday (May 2, 2014)

@takashichea said:

@DBZ_universe:

When I'm done with you, you'll be saying Oh yeah. First, it's embarrassing and uncomfortable. Once you get the ball rolling, you will showing us what are the thing you love, fetishes.

That's your hint there.

Oh my. Now that sounds very sexy.

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