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  1. If they can be stickied in the subforums, then I don't see an issue with separate sports Gots if no one else does.
  2. What makes you think this?
  3. Yes, Nick is still in the band.
  4. So Scooter just checked in and says production on the new album is almost done and details should be announced next month. Meanwhile they picked up two new touring members, leaving Scooter as the only remaining original member.
  5. Marvel hired a writer for a Black Widow script. We're one step closer.
  6. To be fair, what should they be writing about?
  7. It's supposed to be out second quarter per Billy.
  8. This from Billy Howerdel. It's weird to think we might get a new APC album before a new Tool album, but I'll fuckin' take it. Also tour dates if you like that sort of thing. 04/06-08 Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl 04/10 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre 04/11 San Diego, CA – Open Air Theatre 04/13 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic 04/14 Reno, NV – Reno Event Center 04/15 Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center 04/17 Denver, CO – 1st Bank Center 04/19 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Amphitheatre 04/20 St. Louis, MO – Chafietz Arena 04/22 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center 04/23 Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre 04/25 Austin, TX – HEB Center at Cedar Park 04/26 San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum 04/27 Houston, TX – Smart Financial Center 04/29 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome to Rockville 04/30 Ft. Myers, FL – Fort Rock Festival 05/02 Atlanta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 05/03 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena 05/05 Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion 05/07 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
  9. I keep meaning to do this and I never do. Good to hear it works.
  10. Man, what if the next single is called Cold Dark Place?
  11. I find Amaryllis half good and half lackluster, while I find TTS pretty decent on the whole. Neither compares to their first three, but they're still pretty listenable.
  12. Wait, I just realized I got this guy confused with jman. To be fair, I think I've always done that.
  13. The fact that he wasn't banned makes it all the more lackluster.
  14. I'd also like to point out that Kalt asked why I downvoted him, and I'm merely explaining why. I never said Kalt had to remove his post or edit it, I just expressed disapproval. I'm sorry my downvote is causing such a tizzy. I didn't realize it was that important, but obviously it must be.
  15. Also not what I said. I'm simply saying there are better ways to express an opinion.
  16. That's not what I said at all. I'm saying there's less volatile ways to broach an opinion.
  17. I just don't see the point in being so negative in a space where people are clearly excited or positive. It's like going to a Star Wars convention and proclaiming loudly how good it is that you're a Trekkie. It serves no purpose but to sour the mood.
  18. If they can be stickied in the subforums, then I don't see an issue with separate sports Gots if no one else does.
  19. Didn't say I did, but a down vote is kinder than being insulting. If the down vote bothered you that much, you could've just asked.
  20. Man, being patronizing sure is a great conversation starter.
  21. Presenting the first epic rock album of 2018. Came out on New Year's Day, actually. 01. Politics 02. Can't Do It Alone 03. Listen What I Say 04. Unchained 05. While You Can 06. We'll Live Again 07. Rise 08. Giannina 09. Home 10. 10 Years Ago 11. You And I
  22. As a song, I like it. It's got some interesting things going on and it's good as just an aggressive song in the vein of "Crawl". As a single, I agree it's an odd choice, as it's more aggressive than their typical debut singles, and maybe a bit weaker in the chorus area. It's something I'd more expect for a third or fourth single after more obvious choices (I hope there are more obvious choices) have been exhausted. The only thing I wonder is if we're sure this is a single that's going to radio or if it's a single as in just a teaser for the album. If it's the latter, it makes more sense.
  23. So after Pokemon Go piqued my interest, I decided to check out the world of mobile gaming to see what it had to offer, and so far I'm finding some really cool games out there. Pokemon Shuffle: This is the first one that caught my attention and it's a nice matching puzzler with the hook being that each level you beat nets you the chance to catch the Pokemon of that level for use in later stages. There's lots of content like special stages and harder difficulty matches and it seems to have a fairly deep system with simple execution. My one complaint is that every time you play a level, win or lose, you lose one heart and when you lose all your hearts, you either have to wait for hearts to refill (which takes 30 minutes I think) or you have to buy more. It sucks because it's a fun game but this limits the time I can spend with it to short bursts. I'd gladly pay for a version that doesn't have me doing that but I imagine they get more money the other way. Layton Brothers: Mystery Room: This is the Phoenix Wright game I never knew I wanted, and I say that because even though it technically involves Layton's son, it seems to run a little darker plotwise and the gameplay is way more reminiscent of Phoenix than Layton, as there are no puzzles to be found but there is a whole lot of investigation, evidence gathering, and crime solving. The intro and first two cases are free but the remaining six cases are in two packs that together will run you $5. Way worth every dollar and I'm excited to play through the whole game. Pocket Mortys: I saw this game played by Achievement Hunter so I already knew it was a good get, but basically it's a spoof of Pokemon but in the Rick And Morty universe. Instead of Pokecritters, you get different versions of Morty. Everything else seems pretty much the same, and I like the bent kind of style the game goes for. Haven't played much beyond what Achievement Hunter got to but I'm interested to see what's next. Rayman Adventures: This game is the best endless runner I've ever played, basically taking the idea of an endless runner and applying it to the platforming havoc of Rayman games. Stages involve you either collecting lums, freeing Teensies, defeating enemies, or beating a time trial in order to win gems that can be used to purchase items (real world cash can be used as well in a pinch, but I haven't had to do that yet for any reason). Aiding you in these endeavors are little gumball-shaped furry creatures with different effects. Some protect you from damage, some vacuum up lums, some help you locate secrets. It's a really fun game and although the endless runner aspect can make the gameplay somewhat frenetic at times, it hasn't gotten frustrating to me; just made me want to try again and do better. Final Fantasy: Brave Exius: I'm digging this game so far but I'm not entirely sure of the longevity. The plot so far seems pretty bare bones (save the crystals and the world from eeeeevil) and the gameplay seems to just consist of going through battle after battle. There is a town to explore but so far I haven't seen any dungeon crawling and there only seem to be two main characters, with the remainder of your party being filled out by "visions", which is another term for "characters from other FF games that have nostalgia factor but no actual bearing on the plot". Still, so far it's entertaining me and I'm not expecting something on main series level. We'll see if it continues to enthrall me. Kingdom Hearts X Unchained: This seems similar to Brave Exius but a little more involved. Your main character seems like just an avatar and I think the plot for this game might have something to do with the Keyblade Wars cause the idea seems to be that you and other players are working together to build your skills and fight the darkness. Meanwhile, gameplay is pretty much you choosing a mission, running around a small play area battling enemies and picking up items, and then moving on to the next little story bit. Actually, kind of resembles 365/2 Days in that aspect. The combat is extremely simplified and mostly just involves swiping enemies. If there's more to it, I haven't seen it yet, but then again I'm only in the first Disney world now, which is Snow White. Even still, it seems a little more compelling than Brave Exius plotwise so I'm willing to keep going with it and see where it takes me. Plus I loves me some Kingdom Hearts. Loves! Marvel Future Fight: I find myself really enjoying this game from a fanboy level since I can recruit pretty much the entire goddamn Marvel universe to my team, but I will say this: the amount of customization and expansion you can do for each character seems way too complicated for core gameplay that basically involves you running around small "stages" fighting the baddies, beating a boss, and moving on to the next mission. I also find they've given me way too much bonus stuff to power up my initial characters as so far nothing has been a challenge for me. I don't know if that's deliberate for some reason. That being said, there appears to be a lot to do in the game besides story missions, much of which I haven't unlocked yet. There also seem to be special missions that are done from time to time to keep things interesting, as I just did one based around the New Avengers. It's a lot more fun in execution than it sounds on paper, and I'm interested to unlock the rest of the game to see what else it holds for me. Anyway, the point of this post wasn't so much to review my experiences (but you got that anyway), but to ask if anyone has any other recommendations for mobile games that I should check out? I'm considering buying Adventures Of Mana and Final Fantasy Tactics as well as getting Ghost Trick since it's free and maybe Marvel Puzzle Quest, but does anyone know anything fun and interesting I should be exploring?
  24. I also like the argument that dead people talking to the living is fine but living people talking to the living, that's too far. That's a good wheeze.
  25. I liked it in the sense that we never see Leia do anything Force related and it's nice to see her have some connection, even if it's an instinctual survival defense. I would argue it's no more farfetched than anything else we've seen the Force do.