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  1. 3 points
    Hi Folks, Once again my board game group will be participating in the Extra Life Gaming Charity Event on Saturday November 4th. For the third year in a row our group will be playing a board gaming marathon, which usually lasts around 10-12 hours . I stream the event on Twitch, (when we do not have technical difficulties like we did last year). Don't worry I will make sure things are running smoothly this time The entire Extra Life event raises money for local children's Hospitals, and Dice and Capes are playing for the Cohen Children's Medical Center. Though it is our local children's hospital, they also take care of kids from all over the country , and many from other countries as well. We would appreciate any donation you could give, no matter how big or small. You can donate by heading over to https://www.extra-life.org/team/DiceandCapes . I will be posting more info about the event, games we will be playing, and reminders as we get closer. Thanks for reading, and I hope you can help out and watch us play on November 4th. Thanks Joey, Phil, Ruell, Lendell and Rich twitch.com/diceandcapes
  2. 3 points
    Yes, they've renamed and untethered the service from the constraints of the Switch hardware. Their virtual console as it exists today:
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    I bought BB8 to go next to R2, but I haven't built it yet. I do like that it's a "studs forward" model, that you can't mistake for anything but Lego. I've actually found that a lot of recent sets have started using lots of tiles etc to try to smooth things out, which takes away from the "Lego-ness" of them. Saturn V is done, and that thing is really tall. Relative to the disney castle: I like the fact that the LEM fits in the rocket (although I've left it separate), and it's a little strange that they included the "splashdown" mini, but otherwise it's a nice model. Next up-started on the Assembly Square build, which by contrast doesn't pull any punches. Saturn V-1969 pieces with 12 bags. Assembly: 4000 with 6, and LOTS of intricate steps. Also, just a reminder that there's double VIP points for the next week or so.
  4. 2 points
    Hi Folks, Once again my board game group will be participating in the Extra Life Gaming Charity Event on Saturday November 4th. For the third year in a row our group will be playing a board gaming marathon, which usually lasts around 10-12 hours . I stream the event on Twitch, (when we do not have technical difficulties like we did last year). Don't worry I will make sure things are running smoothly this time The entire Extra Life event raises money for local children's Hospitals, and Dice and Capes are playing for the Cohen Children's Medical Center. Though it is our local children's hospital, they also take care of kids from all over the country , and many from other countries as well. We would appreciate any donation you could give, no matter how big or small. You can donate by heading over to https://www.extra-life.org/team/DiceandCapes . I will be posting more info about the event, games we will be playing, and reminders as we get closer. Thanks for reading, and I hope you can help out and watch us play on November 4th. Thanks Joey, Phil, Ruell, Lendell and Rich twitch.com/diceandcapes
  5. 2 points
    With my Oppo switched to Region A I can confirm Arrow's disc of The Thing does not play, so it definitely appears to be region locked. The disc itself looks phenomenal. It was like watching the movie for the first time having never seen it in such high quality before (the last version I owned was the DVD!). It would be heaven if Arrow one day get to release an actual 4k disc of this. As it is, downscaled from the new 4k restoration it still looks outstanding in 1080p. Beautiful colour, lovely grain. Just wonderful.
  6. 2 points
    According to the back of alien, Mondo is doing a Edward Scissorhands release this year.
  7. 2 points
    Well I got an iPhone 8. After heming and hawing for weeks and thinking I’d wait for the X, I decided I really just need a new phone and I don’t need the fancy new shit right now. I have other priorities, like new synth modules that will bring me more joy than a flagship phone. So a basic 8 256GB it is. I even broke with my own tradition and got a white one! Its a beautiful device. Feels great. Love the speed and love the camera in less than ideal lighting. It’s my first phone with 3D Touch and the non-physical button (I already don’t miss the button). I don’t think I’ll bother with a case as the glass back makes it quite grippy.
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    The third game had bigger issues than just monetization add-ons. Poorly paced story, sub-par enemy encounter design, human enemies which sucked, bland second half. I could go on but I won’t. Don’t even get me started on the love story..lol. Dead Space 2 is top shelf horror gaming though. Everyone who enjoys good horror should play it. I can’t recommend it (and its predecessor) enough.
  10. 2 points
    Carrie Fisher is the Godfather and will fuck you up.
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    I read this as "out in the oven" and immediately thought , "That's an awful idea."
  13. 2 points
    I ended up joining the Pro Club today. I wasn’t planning on making the purchase when the weekend started, but I saw an opportunity late last night that was too good to pass up. With the impending arrival of the Xbox One X, I’ve been trying to decide what to do with my OG Xbox One console. The obvious course of action would be to sell it, but I didn’t feel like going to the trouble of taking pictures, creating an ad, and dealing with flakey people who wanted to haggle over the price. So, I went to GameStop.com to see what the current trade-in value was: $70 of in-store credit. Not exactly great, but I didn’t expect much more than that. Surprisingly, the original PS4 design that I have was worth $140 of in-store credit, which I thought was not half bad. Then I noticed another promotion that’s running right now. I could get an extra $75 credit toward the purchase a new PS4 Pro if I traded in a PS4, Xbox, One, or Switch. The deal didn’t specify if that was an extra $75 per console, but if it did, that would be one hell of a deal. So, I off-loaded the games from the internal hard drives on both systems, did a factory reset on both, and re-installed the 500GB hard drive that came with my PS4 (no way were they getting the 2TB drive I had installed). I then gathered up all the cable and accessories and broght them to GameStop late this morning. Indeed, the promotion offered an extra $75 per console on the purchase of a new PS4 Pro. In the end, I received $215 for the PS4 and $145 for the Xbox One. Out-of-pocket cost for me? $37.09 including tax. Not bad for a system that normally costs $399.99. The console is now hooked up to the TV and restoring the games I backed up to an external hard drive last night. As I write this, it still has another 5 hours to go. I’ll check out some games on it later this evening after the kids go to bed. I don’t have a 4K TV as of yet, but I can maybe check out to see how things like super sampling can improve the image on my 1080p Plasma screen. This is my third PS4 Pro in 4 years. I bought the first one at launch in 2013, the revised version in 2015, and the Pro now in 2017. The question is what am I going to replace this thing with in 2019?
  14. 2 points
  15. 2 points
    Almost a year on and I've only just passed 100hrs logged in Planet Coaster. Shameful.
  16. 2 points
    Don't give up hope! I won my Switch in an online contest by thrifter.com. Amazon had the set of gray joy-cons for $66 a few weeks ago so I picked those up to play some multiplayer games.
  17. 2 points
    Peanuts Holiday Collection arrived this morning. Sampled Great Pumpkin briefly and it looks wonderful (I threw the included 1080p disc on for quick comparison and, obviously, the UHD is miles ahead in terms of colour, but the 4k restoration generally delivers a much cleaner image too). I hope people pick this set up if they're a fan as it'd hopefully send a message as I'd love to see more classic animation on UHD. Very thoughtful that they include both 1.33:1 and widescreen presentations.
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    Thanks, I searched and found one only about a half hour away. Booked for 3:30 in the afternoon on the 15th.
  20. 2 points
    I'm considering it. How about YES? Is it not blacked out? Also, I took this shot today while reading (letting the TV settle in with galleries running in the background) (haven't put all cables in the wall yet as I figure out my routing):
  21. 2 points
    Watched The Big Sick last night. I'll echo everyone's thoughts: very good movie.
  22. 2 points
    I was able to add the entire list I posted with MORE than enough room. I could probably add another 100 games before running out of space. They play wonderfully!
  23. 2 points
    Apple TV 4K up and running. It's a lot better than the Web OS apps on the LG, both in terms of simple design elements as well as picture quality, if that is possible. The Apple TV seems to lock into Dolby Vision on the LG, so it's probably cheating in terms of gamut. I'm THIS close to quitting on cable, but then I went to watch the baseball playoffs on the TBS and MLB apps and it was blacked out.
  24. 2 points
    For those that use the Cartwheel app at Target, next week will be 20% off all movies in-store. Also happens to be the week Baby Driver releases so the 4K can be had for less than $23.
  25. 2 points
    I tried my luck again at the Lego Store this evening and was finally able to walk away with a Saturn V. Seeing the £650 Falcon on display was quite a sight. It’s brilliant.
  26. 2 points
    I'm leaning toward the Oppo given its build quality, Dolby Vision, and focus on discs. I've got a PS4 Pro coming and will get that set up first and then go shopping for UHDs. No point in having a player until I have some discs that I really, really want to see. Until then I'll catch up on Netflix and Prime. Oh... and I gotta finish Horizon: Zero Dawn. Oh... and I got the Destiny 2 PS4 Pro, so there's that little game. Installers come tomorrow to mount this fucker. Now where's my baseball in 4K?
  27. 2 points
    43 lbs. down. Going to attempt walking this week, as the weather is taking a turn for the nicer, but am always worried that what happened to me a year ago will happen again. But I was 43 lbs. heavier then...
  28. 2 points
    Transformers The Last Knight - A buddy ended up bringing over the Blu-Ray and we watched it last night. Good christ. Even with expectations set at below zero - its utterly astonishing how offensively bad this movie is. The Transformers as a franchise under Bay has vacillated between fucking stupid but at least entertaining with the first movie to sewer level garbage. With the last one in particular adding Mark Wahlberg's acting "talents" to the show just to really pour salt in the wound. This one is even worse. Its a 2 hour and 36 minute walking and talking migraine. Anthony Hopkins is on-board to slum the slummiest of acting ponds and his existence is literally to assault the viewer with 40+ minutes of exposition about the Knights of the Round Table this and the Witwickian line of protectors that. No one cares. At least not if you have half a brain. Once you get past all of that, you get to action scenes which are another round of Michael Bay's cars being thrown into the air and big clunky robots doing endless barrel rolls for well...reasons. Also, we can't forget the typical Bay humor which involves pairing stereotypical personalities to robots. There's the asian-bot, the hood-rat and mohawk wearing black caricature Decepticon (Who doesn't love those!), the fat angry Autobot and much much more . It's all completely unnecessary and worst of all just fucking boring. Even the Mexican teenager (who's name I can't even fucking remember) who played heavily into the marketing of the movie literally does nothing for most of the films run time. The same goes for Optimus. There is this whole plot line about Optimus Prime going bad but that literally lasts one Bumblebee fight and is dropped like nothing happened and there's almost no consequence to it. The only moment of entertainment I garnered was when one of the military meatheads sees a Transformers ship in the ocean and comments "Good lord, its an ALIEN SHIP!" - completely oblivious to his own existence in a film with alien robots. I laughed my ass off at the line and its delivery...and then cried when I realized what these people were likely paid to write/act it. Seriously, this is the cinematic equivalent of a terminal cancer prognosis. Fuck this movie. Fuck the cynical people that made it and fuck Michael Bay for unleashing this shit storm into the world. I'm glad it bombed and will likely lead to this franchise being either buried or placed into capable hands to make something worthwhile out of it. This is indeed a wonderful movie. I rented it two weeks ago and loved it. Heartwarming and damned funny. "Those were our best 19 guys." ....still fucking kills me.
  29. 2 points
    They are now exiled from NYC forever. Let them know.
  30. 2 points
    Made it past the 1st level... wow, that is really something. Old school Contra on insane levels. I love it. That last boss on the 1st Level, the Flower... Ugh. Lots to keep track of.
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  32. 2 points
    The Big Sick One of the best films I've seen in the last 5 years. Highly recommended.
  33. 2 points
    Nintendo Network adds two-factor authentication Owen S. Good for Polygon: Just a heads up in case you missed it. I figure most of us want to try to make our accounts as secure as possible, and this is a good way to do it. Also, it should be noted that Google Authenticator is not the only app that can be used to set up two-factor authentication. If you're like me and use an app like 1Password, you can also use that for your authenticator code.
  34. 2 points
    Do not do that, ever.
  35. 2 points
    Make sure you get to Michael Scott's favorite NYC pizza place: Sbarro.
  36. 2 points
    Welp... 65-inch LG OLED incoming.
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  38. 1 point
    Well after all this time, I have yet to buy any percussion-specific modules, so I'm looking closely at the Basilimus Iteritas Alter from Noise Engineering. It's designed for percussion, although it's capable of much more. Here is an example where it is the only sound source...with clever patching you can get multiple drum sounds out of just the one. This example is pretty harsh, but it's capable of smoother tones too. I'm taking it as a good omen that the price of this module is very close the price difference between the iPhone 8 and iPhone X :-)
  39. 1 point
    My favorite is when tracking says no one is home before the mail person is on the block.
  40. 1 point
    I received the Mondo Hellraiser release. It’s a night and day difference between it and the Lakeshore release. Almost no static or pops that I could tell. The LP itself looks much better than the photos. I think the Lakeshore release is going back. Which is a shame as I like the packaging and LP and would keep both. Maybe I’ll do a return/swap but I don’t need to own two releases at this point. If the Lakeshore release was on-point audio quality wise, I’d keep it.
  41. 1 point
    BOOOOOOKED. 11am on the 14th (and again at 5:30pm). Same venue I saw TFA on opening day.
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  43. 1 point
    Just got back from my first viewing of Blade Runner 2049 and my imagination is still on fire from the experience. A film both of epic proportions and epic restraint. The paradoxes continue; it's both decadent and full of stillness, it's sumptuous to the senses but singular in vision. It's a much-needed* reminder of the power of film as an art form. And by "film" I do mean the full experience, the visuals, the sound, the story, the music, the characters. Is it perfect? It's fair to ask. That's enough. *for me at least
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    It's a pain yes, but we're constantly seeing improvements in restoration and mastering as time goes on where it is/was worth even replacing an older blu-ray of a movie already released with a blu-ray re-issue because it came down-converted from a much higher quality master (just compare any old Sony BD to one that later had a "mastered in 4k" re-release like Ghosbusters or Men in Black for example, or the original Blu-ray of Casablanca compared to the 70th Anniversary version that was down-converterd from a new 4k scan...etc. The difference was huge just because they had a better master to work with, so now imagine with UHD having access to those masters at their full resolution and colour gamut, with higher dynamic range and the results are often spectacular ). There are some rushed duds of course, but by and large the studios have been doing a great job with older catalogue content and even being very respectful when it comes to adjusting them for HDR. It's crazy that consumers are allowed content in such high quality. 1080p scales perfectly to 4k, so good players do an exceptional job and excellent 1080 discs look fantastic upscaled. Decent 4K TVs also do a very good job of upscaling 1080p in their own right too.
  46. 1 point
    It is! My only gripe is that if you have more than one pinned note, the top not will always be by date edited, date created, or title, depending on what you select. On this side of the pond, we only have two options: 200GB for $2.99/month or 2TB for $9.99/month. I'm on the 200GB plan and it's enough to store my iCloud Photo Library and most of my documents. I'd like to get my wife on it as well, but I can't decide if we should do the $2.99/month plan for her or jump on the 2TB option for both of us and use the new family sharing option for storage.
  47. 1 point
    Reposting to the correct thread this time... Mine arrived! It's stupidly cute.
  48. 1 point
    Be sure to eat it with a fork and knife.
  49. 1 point
    Holy shit on MGS V! EDIT: It looks like the same lineup for North America too. https://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/09/27/ps-plus-free-games-for-october-2017/
  50. 1 point
    Have a $5 coupon for Best (yeah, right) Buy and am thinking of using it toward Blade Runner. But there are a couple of others coming up I might use it on. And then there's that Superman The Movie extended edition. Decisions, decisions...
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