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ze_topazio
12-12-2015, 11:48 PM
Thread 88 will forever be remembered as the thread that just wouldn't end.

previous thread: http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1187857-Bring-Up-Whatever-You-Would-Like-88-%28off-topic-only%29


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rrebe
12-13-2015, 12:18 AM
r.i.p. #88, yaay #89!

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ooh, a poll.


Less than 2 weeks until christmas, very exciting :rolleyes:

I-Like-Pie45
12-13-2015, 02:12 AM
this thread already contains more dialogue than kiefer snake in ground zeroes and phantom pain put together

UbiSmarmy
12-13-2015, 11:24 PM
The thread is dead. Long live the thread!

Looking forward to what the 89th installment is going to bring.


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I-Like-Pie45
12-13-2015, 11:44 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbduDRH2m2M
this sequel promises to be biggerer and explodier than independence day 1 except there's no will smith becauses he probably too expensiver

ze_topazio
12-14-2015, 12:27 AM
this thread already contains more dialogue than kiefer snake in ground zeroes and phantom pain put together

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The thread is dead. Long live the thread!

Looking forward to what the 89th installment is going to bring.


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Hopefully only good stuff.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbduDRH2m2M
this sequel promises to be biggerer and explodier than independence day 1 except there's no will smith becauses he probably too expensiver

Are they going to destroy the White House again? instead of Will, they should have hired Jaden, the prophet would talk the Aliens into submission.

Locopells
12-14-2015, 01:06 AM
Dammit Pie, you beat me AGAIN!!!

And yeah, Will Smith wanted $50 mill to come back, so they focused on the stepson instead...

ze_topazio
12-14-2015, 02:17 AM
Will Smith's character is dead in the movie it seems.

VestigialLlama4
12-14-2015, 06:04 AM
Of all the movies they want to enfranchise and reboot they choose Independence f--king Day?


Sheesh.

I-Like-Pie45
12-14-2015, 07:50 AM
It's not a reboot, it's a sequel, there's a difference! ;)

Sorrosyss
12-14-2015, 09:26 AM
Huzzah for new thread. And omg... a poll about chocolate. <3

"I like my chocolate like I like my men... milky."

rrebe
12-14-2015, 10:33 AM
I must admit, I barely remember what happened in the first Independence Day film. :rolleyes:



Huzzah for new thread. And omg... a poll about chocolate. <3

"I like my chocolate like I like my men... milky."

Chocolate is life.




ohh nice, my post count is now the year of AC Syndicate :cool:

Sushiglutton
12-14-2015, 11:10 AM
Yes, we made it before X-mas!


I must admit, I barely remember what happened in the first Independence Day film. :rolleyes:

-Aliens invade the world, focusing on America and timing it so the final battle will be on the 4th of July.

-The President gives an emotional speech (this is the part where I always cry thinking about the Greatness and Blessing that is the United States of America!):


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t1IK_9apWs


-Then the President says: "I belong in the air!" (and enters a jet)

-Will Smith and Jeff blow up the mothership and America saves the world.

-President: "Telegraph the others and tell them what to do"

-The Presidents daughter says: "Happy Independence Day dad!" (and if you didn't cry before you will now).


THE END

VestigialLlama4
12-14-2015, 11:22 AM
THE END

That's about the only part I ever remembered about that movie...

Locopells
12-14-2015, 03:59 PM
Once again, a UFO has landed in America - the only country UFOs ever seem to land in...

Monsters vs. Aliens (2009).

ze_topazio
12-14-2015, 04:27 PM
"I like my chocolate like I like my men... milky."

That's hot. http://i.imgur.com/o7LIoIS.gif

I-Like-Pie45
12-14-2015, 05:41 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sEazfbKwf8

new Star Wars trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRVD32rnzOw

rrebe
12-14-2015, 06:04 PM
-Aliens invade the world, focusing on America and timing it so the final battle will be on the 4th of July.

-The President gives an emotional speech (this is the part where I always cry thinking about the Greatness and Blessing that is the United States of America!):

[video]


-Then the President says: "I belong in the air!" (and enters a jet)

-Will Smith and Jeff blow up the mothership and America saves the world.

-President: "Telegraph the others and tell them what to do"

-The Presidents daughter says: "Happy Independence Day dad!" (and if you didn't cry before you will now).


THE END


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I-Like-Pie45
12-14-2015, 06:44 PM
this question is for female users

how long do you usually go inbetween shaving?

A few days? A week? A whole month?


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Locopells
12-15-2015, 01:20 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWXUQq7OsKQ

ze_topazio
12-15-2015, 01:24 PM
Looking forward to it.

I-Like-Pie45
12-15-2015, 05:08 PM
Important Teenage Hormonal Mood Swing Drama Lessons from Movies (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf1z17EJ-Vg)

VernalBreak
12-15-2015, 05:35 PM
I made dark chocolate beat milk in the poll.;)

I-Like-Pie45
12-15-2015, 05:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoAzpa1x7jU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83tboDnpE7Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCBW1mUPP8Y
The Ring vs. The Grudge

SpiritOfNevaeh
12-16-2015, 01:56 AM
Woot! new thread finally.

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And white chocolate for me please <3

I-Like-Pie45
12-16-2015, 03:11 AM
Important Freedom and Immortality Lessons from Comix

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rrebe
12-16-2015, 02:45 PM
I made dark chocolate beat milk in the poll.;)

Good :cool:

I-Like-Pie45
12-16-2015, 05:32 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6iRlMxzQk4

ze_topazio
12-16-2015, 06:13 PM
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I-Like-Pie45
12-16-2015, 08:03 PM
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rileypoole1234
12-16-2015, 08:14 PM
@I-Like-Pie45 It's a shame because I really want to be excited for that movie but Star Wars has overtaken nearly every aspect of my life

ze_topazio
12-17-2015, 12:50 AM
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I-Like-Pie45
12-17-2015, 03:00 AM
Important Just Desserts Lessons from Comix

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ze_topazio
12-17-2015, 04:03 PM
Mourinho sacked, lol

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWb2ZZkXAAAYEJt.jpg

I-Like-Pie45
12-17-2015, 06:46 PM
so there is some justice in the world after all
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/18/business/shkreli-fraud-charges.html?_r=0

ze_topazio
12-17-2015, 07:14 PM
That guy is a real life comic book villain, glad he got arrested.

I-Like-Pie45
12-17-2015, 07:37 PM
now he'll probably get out easy on a $100 fine cause hes rich but for now let's revel in the moment

GunnerGalactico
12-18-2015, 08:00 PM
About time we got to Thread #89. :cool:

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the_don7684
12-18-2015, 09:07 PM
hey! just stopping in to say HI! Looking forward to some really good movies hopefully next year. Got the almighty Star Wars (out now) with Deadpool and of course THE Assassin's Creed movie! gahhh! As long as the last thread was I'm shocked it's even in the 80's haha!

rrebe
12-18-2015, 09:36 PM
About time we got to Thread #89. :cool:

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Indeed

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hey! just stopping in to say HI! Looking forward to some really good movies hopefully next year. Got the almighty Star Wars (out now) with Deadpool and of course THE Assassin's Creed movie! gahhh! As long as the last thread was I'm shocked it's even in the 80's haha!

So many movies coming next year OTL

ze_topazio
12-19-2015, 04:38 AM
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Sushiglutton
12-19-2015, 01:20 PM
So what do people think about the "new" Star Wars movie :rolleyes:? No spoilers, I thought Rey was the best thing about it :D!

ze_topazio
12-19-2015, 02:32 PM
I haven't watch it yet, but people are saying everything in the movie is just Episode IV recycled.



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Megas_Doux
12-19-2015, 02:57 PM
I haven't watch it yet, but people are saying everything in the movie is just Episode IV recycled.



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MGS V was a MASSIVE letwdown for me..... I even hate its ending/plot twist...

Locopells
12-19-2015, 07:01 PM
I haven't watch it yet, but people are saying everything in the movie is just Episode IV recycled.

Well given it'll get the **** beaten outta it, if it dares to be anything else, that's hardly surprising...

Sesheenku
12-19-2015, 11:01 PM
TIL Drunk off your *** is the only way to enjoy AC4BF.

wickywoowoo
12-19-2015, 11:05 PM
I know everyone is saying Marvel are battering DC with the TV/Movies but I think DC's shows are more entertaining. They have an edge while still being family based while Batman -v- Superman genuinely looks like the most packed thing I've seen. The budget, the characters involved, the histories, it just looks insane.

I-Like-Pie45
12-20-2015, 03:15 AM
Batman vs Superman cereal is here
http://media.comicbook.com/2015/12/cerealbatmanvsuperman-163423.jpg

ze_topazio
12-20-2015, 03:43 AM
MGS V was a MASSIVE letwdown for me..... I even hate its ending/plot twist...

**** Konami. :mad:



Batman vs Superman cereal is here
http://media.comicbook.com/2015/12/cerealbatmanvsuperman-163423.jpg

No Superman mask? biased cereals taking sides.

I-Like-Pie45
12-20-2015, 03:50 AM
I think something like crunchberries would've been more appropriate for superman cereal than caramel

the_don7684
12-20-2015, 05:00 PM
Came across this gem... Haha!!

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1709143506000321&id=1420819151499426

I-Like-Pie45
12-20-2015, 05:50 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KU9i_sx4zM

Locopells
12-20-2015, 06:16 PM
Came across this gem... Haha!!

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1709143506000321&id=1420819151499426

WTF did I just watch?!

the_don7684
12-20-2015, 06:21 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KU9i_sx4zM

+100


WTF did I just watch?!
That's what I said!! Haha!!

I-Like-Pie45
12-20-2015, 08:58 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr6gACml4h0

SpiritOfNevaeh
12-20-2015, 09:37 PM
Came across this gem... Haha!!

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1709143506000321&id=1420819151499426

OMG

As that was one of my favorite Death Note opening songs, this video has officially ruined it for me XD

ze_topazio
12-20-2015, 10:09 PM
"Having sex with the bees and the eagles" somehow it makes a lot of sense.


- Real Madrid playing terrible, fans hate Benitez
- Mourinho fired from Chelsea
- Rumors that Benitez could get fired and replaced with Mourinho unless the team starts playing better
- Real Madrid 10 - 2 Rayo Vallecano

The fear was real.

I-Like-Pie45
12-20-2015, 11:06 PM
Do you like Huey Lewis and the News?

Huey Lewis and the News burst out of San Francisco onto the national music scene at the beginning of the decade, with their self-titled rock pop album released by Chrysalis, though they really didn’t come into their own, commercially or artistically, until their 1983 smash, Sports. Though their roots were visible (blues, Memphis soul, country) on Huey Lewis and the News they seemed a little too willing to cash in on the late seventies/early eighties taste for New Wave, and the album—though it’s still a smashing debut—seems a little too stark, too punk. Examples of this being the drumming on the first single, “Some of My Lies Are True (Sooner or Later),” and the fake handclaps on “Don’t Make Me Do It” as well as the organ on “Taking a Walk.” Even though it was a little bit strained, their peppy boy-wants-girl lyrics and the energy with which Lewis, as a lead singer, instilled all the songs were refreshing. Having a great lead guitarist like Chris Hayes (who also shares vocals) doesn’t hurt either. Hayes’ solos are as original and unrehearsed as any in rock. Yet the keyboardist, Sean Hopper, seemed too intent on playing the organ a little too mechanically (though his piano playing on the second half of the album gets better) and Bill Gibson’s drumming was too muted to have much impact. The songwriting also didn’t mature until much later, though many of the catchy songs had hints of longing and regret and dread (“Stop Trying” is just one example).

Though the boys hail from San Francisco and they share some similarities with their Southern California counterparts, the Beach Boys (gorgeous harmonies, sophisticated vocalizing, beautiful melodies—they even posed with a surfboard on the cover of the debut album), they also carried with them some of the bleakness and nihilism of the (thankfully now forgotten) “punk rock” scene of Los Angeles at the time. Talk about your Angry Young Man!—listen to Huey on “Who Cares,” “Stop Trying,” “Don’t Even Tell Me That You Love Me,” “Trouble in Paradise” (the titles say it all). Huey hits his notes like an embittered survivor and the band often sounds as angry as performers like the Clash or Billy Joel or Blondie. No one should forget that we have Elvis Costello to thank for discovering Huey in the first place. Huey played harmonica on Costello’s second record, the thin, vapid My Aim Was You. Lewis has some of Costello’s supposed bitterness, though Huey has a more bitter, cynical sense of humor. Elvis might think that intellectual wordplay is as important as having a good time and having one’s cynicism tempered by good spirits, but I wonder what he thinks about Lewis selling so many more records than he?

Things looked up for Huey and the boys on the second album, 1982’s Picture This, which yielded two semihits, “Workin’ for a Livin’” and “Do You Believe in Love,” and the fact that this coincided with the advent of video (there was one made for both songs) undoubtedly helped sales. The sound, though still tinged with New Wave trappings, seemed more roots-rock than the previous album, which might have something to do with the fact that Bob Clearmountain mixed the record or that Huey Lewis and the News took over the producing reins. Their songwriting grew more sophisticated and the group wasn’t afraid to quietly explore other genres—notably reggae (“Tell Her a Little Lie”) and ballads (“Hope You Love Me Like You Say” and “Is It Me?”). But for all its power-pop glory, the sound and the band seem, gratefully, less rebellious, less angry on this record (though the blue-collar bitterness of “Workin’ for a Livin’” seems like an outtake from the earlier album). They seem more concerned with personal relationships—four of the album’s ten songs have the word “love” in their title—rather than strutting around as young nihilists, and the mellow good-times feel of the record is a surprising, infectious change.

The band is playing better than it last did and the Tower of Power horns give the record a more open, warmer sound. The album hits its peak with the back-to-back one-two punch of “Workin’ for a Livin’” and “Do You Believe in Love,” which is the best song on the album and is essentially about the singer asking a girl he’s met while “looking for someone to meet” if she “believes in love.” The fact that the song never resolves the question (we never find out what the girl says) gives it an added complexity that wasn’t apparent on the group’s debut. Also on “Do You Believe in Love” is a terrific sax solo by Johnny Colla (the guy gives Clarence Clemons a run for his money), who, like Chris Hayes on lead guitar and Sean Hopper on keyboards, has by now become an invaluable asset to the band (the sax solo on the ballad “Is It Me?” is even stronger). Huey’s voice sounds more searching, less raspy, yet plaintive, especially on “The Only One,” which is a touching song about what happens to our mentors and where they end up (Bill Gibson’s drumming is especially vital to this track). Though the album should have ended on that powerful note, it ends instead with “Buzz Buzz Buzz,” a throwaway blues number that doesn’t make much sense compared to what preceded it, but in its own joky way it amuses and the Tower of Power horns are in excellent form.

There are no such mistakes made on the band’s third album and flawless masterpiece, Sports (Chrysalis). Every song has the potential to be a huge hit and most of them were. It made the band rock ‘n’ roll icons. Gone totally is the bad-boy image, and a new frat-guy sweetness takes over (they even have the chance to say “***” in one song and choose to bleep it instead). The whole album has a clear, crisp sound and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that gives the songs on the album a big boost. And the wacky, original videos made to sell the record (“Heart and Soul,” “The Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “If This Is It,” “Bad Is Bad,” “I Want a New Drug”) made them superstars on MTV.

Produced by the band, Sports opens with what will probably become their signature song, “The Heart of Rock ‘n Roll,” a loving ode to rock ‘n’ roll all over the United States. It’s followed by “Heart and Soul,” their first big single, which is a trademark Lewis song (though it’s written by outsiders Michael Chapman and Nicky Chinn) and the tune that firmly and forever established them as the premier rock band in the country for the 1980s. If the lyrics aren’t quite up to par with other songs, most of them are more than serviceable and the whole thing is a jaunty enterprise about what a mistake one-night stands are (a message the earlier, rowdier Huey would never have made). “Bad Is Bad,” written solely by Lewis, is the bluesiest song the band had recorded up to this point and Mario Cipollina’s bass playing gets to shine on it, but it’s really Huey’s harmonica solos that give it an edge. “I Want a New Drug,” with its killer guitar riff (courtesy of Chris Hayes), is the album’s centerpiece—not only is it the greatest antidrug song ever written, it’s also a personal statement about how the band has grown up, shucked off their bad-boy image and learned to become more adult. Hayes’ solo on it is incredible and the drum machine used, but not credited, gives not only “I Want a New Drug” but most of the album a more consistent backbeat than any of the previous albums—even though Bill Gibson is still a welcome presence.

The rest of the album whizzes by flawlessly—side two opens with their most searing statement yet: “Walking on a Thin Line,” and no one, not even Bruce Springsteen, has written as devastatingly about the plight of the Vietnam vet in modern society. This song, though written by outsiders, shows a social awareness that was new to the band and proved to anyone who ever doubted it that the band, apart from its blues background, had a heart. And again in “Finally Found a Home” the band proclaims its newfound sophistication with this paean to growing up. And though at the same time it’s about shedding their rebel image, it’s also about how they “found themselves” in the passion and energy of rock ‘n’ roll. In fact the song works on so many levels it’s almost too complex for the album to carry, though it never loses its beat and it still has Sean Hopper’s ringing keyboards, which make it danceable. “If This Is It” is the album’s one ballad, but it’s not downbeat. It’s a plea for a lover to tell another lover if they want to carry on with the relationship, and the way Huey sings it (arguably the most superb vocal on the album), it becomes instilled with hope. Again, this song—as with the rest of the album—isn’t about chasing or longing after girls, it’s about dealing with relationships. “Crack Me Up” is the album’s only hint at a throwback to the band’s New Wave days and it’s minor but amusing, though its antidrinking, antidrug, pro-growing-up statement isn’t.

And as a lovely ending to an altogether remarkable album, the band does a version of “Honky Tonk Blues” (another song written by someone not in the band, named Hank Williams), and even though it’s a very different type of song, you can feel its presence throughout the rest of the album. For all its professional sheen, the album has the integrity of honky-tonk blues. (Aside: During this period Huey also recorded two songs for the movie Back to the Future, which both went Number One, “The Power of Love” and “Back in Time,” delightful extras, not footnotes, in what has been shaping up into a legendary career.) What to say to Sports dissenters in the long run? Nine million people can’t be wrong.

Fore! (Chrysalis; 1986) is essentially a continuation of the Sports album but with an even more professional sheen. This is the record where the guys don’t need to prove they’ve grown up and that they’ve accepted rock ‘n’ roll, because in the three year transition between Sports and Fore! they already had. (In fact three of them are wearing suits on the cover of the record.) It opens with a blaze of fire, “Jacob’s Ladder,” which is essentially a song about struggle and overcoming compromise, a fitting reminder of what Huey and the News represents, and with the exception of “Hip to Be Square” it’s the best song on the album (though it wasn’t written by anyone in the band). This is followed by the sweetly good-matured “Stuck with You,” a lightweight paean to relationships and marriage. In fact most of the love songs on the album are about sustained relationships, unlike the early albums, where the concerns were about either lusting after girls and not getting them or getting burned in the process. On Fore! the songs are about guys who are in control (who have the girls) and now have to deal with them. This new dimension in the News gives the record an added oomph and they seem more content and satisfied, less urgent, and this makes for their most pleasingly crafted record to date. But also for every “Doing It All for My Baby” (a delightful ode about monogamy and satisfaction) there’s a barn-banning blues scorcher number like “Whole Lotta Lovin’,” and side one (or, on the CD, song number five) ends with the masterpiece “Hip to Be Square” (which, ironically, is accompanied by the band’s only bad video), the key song on Fore!; which is a rollicking ode to conformity that’s so catchy most people probably don’t even listen to the lines, but with Chris Hayes blasting guitar and the terrific keyboard playing who cares? And it’s not just about the pleasures of conformity and the importance of trends—it’s also a personal statement about the band itself, though of what I’m not quite sure.

If the second part of Fore! doesn’t have the intensity of the first, there are some real gems that are actually quite complicated. “I Know What I Like” is a song that Huey would never have sung six years back—a blunt declaration of independence—while the carefully placed “I Never Walk Alone,” which follows, actually complements the song and explains it in broader terms (it also has a great organ solo and except for “Hip to Be Square” has Huey’s strongest vocals). “Forest for the Trees” is an upbeat antisuicide tract, and though its title might seem like a clich'e, Huey and the band have a way of energizing clich'es and making them originals wholly their own. The nifty a cappella “Naturally” evokes an innocent time while showcasing the band’s vocal harmonies (if you didn’t know better you’d think it was the Beach Boys coming out of your CD player), and even if it’s essentially a throwaway, a trifle of sorts, the album ends on a majestic note with “Simple as That,” a blue-collar ballad that sounds not a note of resignation but one of hope, and its complex message (it wasn’t written by anyone in the band) of survival leads the way to their next album, Small World, where they take on global issues. Fore! might not be the masterpiece Sports is (what could be?), but in its own way it’s just as satisfying and the mellower, gentler Huey of ‘86 is just as happening.

Small World (Chrysalis; 1988) is the most ambitious, artistically satisfying record yet produced by Huey Lewis and the News. The Angry Young Man has definitely been replaced by a smoothly professional musician and even though Huey has only really mastered one instrument (the harmonica), its majestic Dylanesque sounds give Small World a grandeur few artists have reached. It’s an obvious transition and their first album that tries to make thematic sense—in fact Huey takes on one of the biggest subjects of all: the importance of global communication. It’s no wonder four out of the album’s ten songs have the word “world” in their titles and that for the first time there’s not only one but three instrumentals.

The CD gets off to a rousing start with the Lewis/Hayes-penned “Small World (Part One),” which, along with its message of harmony, has a blistering solo by Hayes at its center. In “Old Antone’s” one can catch the zydeco influences that the band has picked up on touring around the country, and it gives it a Cajun flavor that is utterly unique. Bruce Hornsby plays the accordion wonderfully and the lyrics give you a sense of a true Bayou spirit. Again, on the hit single “Perfect World,” the Tower of Power horns are used to extraordinary effect. It’s also the best cut on the album (written by Alex Call, who isn’t in the band) and it ties up all the album’s themes—about accepting the imperfections of this world but still learning to “keep on dreamin’ of livin’ in a perfect world.” Though the sang is fastpaced pop it’s still moving in terms of its intentions and the band plays splendidly on it. Oddly this is followed by two instrumentals: the eerie African-influenced reggae dance track “Bobo Tempo” and the second part of “Small World.” But just because these tunes are wordless doesn’t mean the global message of communication is lost, and they don’t seem like filler or padding because of the implications of their thematic reprise; the band gets to show off its improvisational skills as well.

Side two opens smashingly with “Walking with the Kid,” the first Huey song to acknowledge the responsibilities of fatherhood. His voice sounds mature and even though we, as listeners, don’t find out until the last line that “the kid” (who we assume is a buddy) is actually his son, the maturity in Huey’s voice tips us off and it’s hard to believe that the man who once sang “Heart and Soul” and “Some of My Lies Are True” is singing this. The album’s big ballad, “World to Me,” is a dreamy pearl of a song, and though it’s about sticking together in a relationship, it also makes allusions to China and Alaska and Tennessee, carrying on the album’s “Small World” theme—and the band sounds really good on it. “Better Be True” is also a bit of a ballad, but it’s not a dreamy pearl and its lyrics aren’t really about sticking together in a relationship nor does it make allusions to China or Alaska and the band sounds really good on it.

“Give Me the Keys (And I’ll Drive You Crazy)” is a good-times blues rocker about (what else?) driving around, incorporating the album’s theme in a much more playful way than previous songs on the album did, and though lyrically it might seem impoverished, it’s still a sign that the new “serious” Lewis—that Huey the artist hasn’t totally lost his frisky sense of humor. The album ends with “Slammin’,” which has no words and it’s just a lot of horns that quite frankly, if you turn it up really loud, can give you a ****ing big headache and maybe even make you feel a little sick, though it might sound different on an album or on a cassette though I wouldn’t know anything about that. Anyway it set off something wicked in me that lasted for days. And you cannot dance to it very well.

It took something like a hundred people to put Small World together (counting all the extra musicians, drum technicians, accountants, lawyers—who are all, thanked), but this actually adds to the CD’s theme of community and it doesn’t clutter the record—it makes it a more joyous experience. With this CD and the four previous ones behind it, Huey Lewis and the News prove that if this really is a small world, then these guys are the best American band of the 1980s on this or any other continent—and it has with it Huey Lewis, a vocalist, musician and writer who just can’t be topped.

Locopells
12-21-2015, 10:53 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK0z87WrhGo

https://www.pottermore.com/news/cursed-child-play-casts-harry-hermione-and-ron

Look's like JKR's gonna restart the whole recent Human Torch argument, all over again...

rileypoole1234
12-21-2015, 06:12 PM
I'm moving to america!!!!

I-Like-Pie45
12-22-2015, 12:16 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAhB93qLDXU

ze_topazio
12-22-2015, 12:18 AM
Blatter and Platini banned from Football for the next 8 years, should have been a lifetime ban, but better than nothing.


Meanwhile in Ghana.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEYmiRQ5skk

I-Like-Pie45
12-22-2015, 01:24 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AspzkkQr-Ag

Locopells
12-22-2015, 01:32 AM
Blatter and Platini banned from Football for the next 8 years, should have been a lifetime ban, but better than nothing.

Not to put too fine a point on it, 8 years should be enough to keep Blatter out for good...

Thought of you Pie/Brian, when I saw the grizzlies in the documentary I watched to night!

I-Like-Pie45
12-22-2015, 03:33 AM
I am no pie I am a bear

Sesheenku
12-22-2015, 08:46 AM
Christ is it just me or is this forum as glitchy, laggy, and derpy as everyone said Unity was at launch? Infinite loading to post posts randomly, site never finishes loading or at least the little circle keeps on spinnin' and various other bs I don't recall atm.

D.I.D.
12-22-2015, 10:30 AM
Christ is it just me or is this forum as glitchy, laggy, and derpy as everyone said Unity was at launch? Infinite loading to post posts randomly, site never finishes loading or at least the little circle keeps on spinnin' and various other bs I don't recall atm.

Not for me, at least. Maybe your browser's getting clogged with old data and needs a purge?

I-Like-Pie45
12-22-2015, 06:08 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18-Ye2L3ej8
outatime

UBOSOFT-Gamer
12-24-2015, 03:30 AM
For history buffs

Declassified records and journals to be released in coming decades will shed new light on pivotal 20th-century figures and events

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/40th-anniversary/nine-historical-archives-that-will-spill-new-secrets-966931/

Declassfied secrets with number one, the chinon-paper. Maybe the longest forgotten cassfied document ever.

http://listverse.com/2008/04/29/top-10-declassified-secrets/

Burmese letter to King George II deciphered after more than 250 years


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/burmamyanmar/8259851/Burmese-letter-to-King-George-II-deciphered-after-more-than-250-years.html

Joseph Sweet Oppenheimer - maybe most known as a figure in the antisemite nazi movie Sweet Jew - The documents of his trial kept secret untill the year 1918. in 1918 it got declassfied
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_S_Oppenheimer

Was Stalin murdered?
http://europeanhistory.about.com/od/communistrussia/a/histmyths3.htm

Mata Hari - declassfiedn in 2017
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/seduced-by-the-memory-of-mata-hari-1805637.html

Mother Terea Top secret?
http://www.theblackvault.com/documentarchive/mother-teresa-documents-classified-top-secret/

German U234
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-234#Secret_cargo

Monsun Group proves that german uboat could had reachted japan and maybe have
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsun_Gruppe

Bilderberg Group
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilderberg_Group


Rosenholz-files
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosenholz_files

German spies in the USA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Pastorius

American Citizies in the USA as spies for the soviets
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_and_Ethel_Rosenberg

Amrican pows in the Sovietunion
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/forgotten-war-forgotten-soldiers/

http://www.haciendapub.com/medicalsentinel/communist-use-american-pows-human-guinea-pigs-part-ii-vietnam-soviets-and-other-spec

In 2014. The last german pow of ww2 in Russa got free and send back to Germany
http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/russia-last-ww2-german-prisoner-finally-released-from-gulag/

Dreyfus affair
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreyfus_affair (http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/russia-last-ww2-german-prisoner-finally-released-from-gulag/)

The penal colony of Cayenne (French (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_language): Bagne de Cayenne), commonly known as Devil's Island (le du Diable), was a famous prison of the 19th and 20th century . Most famous novel in Pappillon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil's_Island
(http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/russia-last-ww2-german-prisoner-finally-released-from-gulag/)

I-Like-Pie45
12-24-2015, 04:37 AM
I dedicate this song to sixkeys :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEzu0brecM8
xoxoxoxo <3

Locopells
12-24-2015, 01:53 PM
Merry Blooming Christmas everyone!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8LRGqj1bbU

OK, that's it, I'm outta here, present wrapping is calling...

KittyRino
12-24-2015, 03:30 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak7qR7cscNg
Merry christmas everyone!!!!!

ze_topazio
12-24-2015, 04:56 PM
Thank you Locopells and KittyRino, Merry Christmas to you too and everyone else.

I-Like-Pie45
12-24-2015, 05:38 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CW_japFUMAAV_8I.jpg

I-Like-Pie45
12-25-2015, 06:22 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vN6DHB6bJc

SpiritOfNevaeh
12-25-2015, 06:36 PM
Merry Christmas, fellow Assassins and Templars!

Sorrosyss
12-25-2015, 09:37 PM
Merry Christmas everyone. :) Hope you've had a great day.

BananaBlighter
12-25-2015, 10:38 PM
Merry Christmas! :D

KittyRino
12-25-2015, 11:48 PM
http://41.media.tumblr.com/db73f7837e12702e23c6adc5542b0d5f/tumblr_ng1lqgkrgW1t5fphqo1_1280.jpg
I feel hate for this nasa orion spacecrat why cant nasa just build normal looking spacecraft what is the problem.

I-Like-Pie45
12-26-2015, 08:58 PM
I dedicate this song to Assassin M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwnC-aCKN1Y

UBOSOFT-Gamer
12-26-2015, 10:14 PM
http://41.media.tumblr.com/db73f7837e12702e23c6adc5542b0d5f/tumblr_ng1lqgkrgW1t5fphqo1_1280.jpg
I feel hate for this nasa orion spacecrat why cant nasa just build normal looking spacecraft what is the problem.

I guess it is how the nasa could deal best with the heat when entering a planet atmosphere. I think it is the les expensive design and i guess they have the most experience with that. Mars is may in our astronomical neighborhood, but far away from earth.

Senningiri_GR
12-26-2015, 11:03 PM
Merry Christmas!!!
http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l92amh4pMb1qbea8so1_500.gif

UbiFancy
12-26-2015, 11:18 PM
Hope those who celebrate had a Merry Christmas!


https://media.giphy.com/media/d2ZeeoOu8MHQFPQ4/giphy.gif

UBOSOFT-Gamer
12-27-2015, 01:08 AM
Looks like Piece of Eden aka Appels of Eden

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globus_cruciger

i gues the developers of AC already knew this ;)

For history buffs and may for the devs, but i dislke the idea of an AC mainstory, locatone to be set in ww2 europe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP_-WUMi-nw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuRPP0rGh3A

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/8749894/Double-O-Who-Meet-historys-unsung-spies.html

http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/6-daring-double-agents

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_spies_in_World_War_II

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_spy_ring

the germans did propaganda movies too - dday
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77rJZuOZvms

uboats before new york
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkvEEZWrUJE

Last military report
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mPoILVkrJI

a clip made of different docus and different sounds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bq-zSb1tISk

Radio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uircGC2aUA4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxp3mIgO-gU

US Army cologne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mobCn3l0D8

I-Like-Pie45
12-27-2015, 05:22 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HymvfkgEuS8
can you spot all the sexual symbolism in this scene from the classic Italian movie Django

UBOSOFT-Gamer
12-27-2015, 12:21 PM
Maybe this interesting too
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Weishaupt

While almost every fiighting has been done in video games, such as groundforces or airforce, anothter thing maybe used for AC at last the story. Wolfenstein games doenst really use the occult nazi thing or focus on the civil life in the cities befor the outbreak of ww2.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esoteric_Nazism

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonas_Valley

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amber_Room

10 myth about Nazi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytQmIXQgB8Q

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Kammler

Underground Berlin
http://berliner-unterwelten.de/berlin-underground.8.1.html

Used in Call of Duty 1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Chastise

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flak_tower

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYkqUG8DLIA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDuSpQk2ic4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8wzmMIi0p4

http://www.bildindex.de/#|home


German Assassins maybe?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_resistance_to_Nazism

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Adolf_Hitler's_personal_staff

Assasnistaions plot of Hitler
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_attempts_on_Adolf_Hitler

HQ used by HIlter
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/Hitler-Headquarters-Europe.png

http://liberationtrilogy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/dob-maps-01.jpg

http://static1.squarespace.com/static/53b17013e4b0f83f2d8a8a4a/t/55b129d9e4b01bb3db7171c4/1437673950380/

http://www.emersonkent.com/images/europe_1944.jpg

http://zebrahistory.yolasite.com/resources/WWII_Europe_Map.jpg

A german bridge, caputred by the Americans, which helped winning ww2 shorter, then without.

http://https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Remagen

Commanders, but i hope the devs never do a ww2 game.....its overused for the fighting in anyway. Be it uboats or planes or tanks and soldiers.

http://https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commanders_of_World_War_II

*Edit*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtZh7ruOYMU

Hitlers Bunker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0hq8xBPrZA

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuttle_bombing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPaH8mb2lRQ

Black_Widow9
12-27-2015, 09:17 PM
Off topic please ;)

I-Like-Pie45
12-27-2015, 09:37 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPMplo2_0D8

Aphex_Tim
12-27-2015, 11:08 PM
Just saw The Force Awakens.
Was anyone else reminded of Cesare when...
Kylo Ren lost his sh*t (again) and started yelling "GUUUAAAAARRRDSS!!"

UbiSmarmy
12-27-2015, 11:55 PM
I can't believe that Milk Chocolate is losing to Dark Chocolate!

"You know I like chocolate but it needs to have more bitterness and taste less like chocolate."

https://media.giphy.com/media/14aicdx9w66OhG/giphy.gif

I-Like-Pie45
12-28-2015, 04:15 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woS37ZNzG4o
In memory of Philip Shahbaz

The Original Assassin

KittyRino
12-28-2015, 11:39 AM
The next Jurassic World movie 2 needs more animatronics and more practical effects and less CGI ****.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9bKxRQfvs8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQlEE4aVgOk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF6W9m1Malk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IJQjhdLbbo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GyGCegUxJY
the only thing that was animatronic in the jurassic world is neck of Apatosaurus,,,I want more animatronics because they look way more real then cgi.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M28JwMUknNk

They realy need use more animatronic it is beautifull art :3 :3 :3 :3 i love it use CGI too but in normal way.

I-Like-Pie45
12-28-2015, 05:48 PM
http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/strange-cover-b6694.jpg
he looks even more embarrassed to be here than he was in star trek

KittyRino
12-28-2015, 05:49 PM
http://orig10.deviantart.net/249b/f/2015/166/c/b/cb729d384384081e4cd22bc8a42a5e5b-d8x3mzx.jpg
http://33.media.tumblr.com/a9333bc0e8322264ab04823d76378294/tumblr_nx7xgpkF651ue9j4wo1_400.gif

:O
https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xal1/v/t1.0-9/922801_1119497191404176_3490200328331694902_n.jpg? oh=d454292690a25299de0f7ee682ae1e27&oe=570B7526

Black_Widow9
12-28-2015, 09:59 PM
Please make sure your posts including pics remain appropriate and within the rules.


http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/strange-cover-b6694.jpg
he looks even more embarrassed to be here than he was in star trek

I don't understand this..... Surely there was someone else. If they were going with a big timer why not Johnny Depp, Keanu Reeves or Joaquin Phoenix. At least they make sense.

http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/marveldatabase/images/0/02/Strange_Vol_1_5_Textless.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/200?cb=20070512132524

ze_topazio
12-28-2015, 11:19 PM
http://oi63.tinypic.com/15s3ac2.jpg

ze_topazio
12-29-2015, 03:44 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1GUQVo1Lps

I-Like-Pie45
12-29-2015, 05:09 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilj1mY9kp-Q

ze_topazio
12-30-2015, 02:28 PM
http://megumi.img.s3.amazonaws.com/oiweoi24.gif

cawatrooper9
12-30-2015, 04:42 PM
http://megumi.img.s3.amazonaws.com/oiweoi24.gif

That would change the "thumbs up/flip off" lighter debate to "bonfire/burn the village".

Fantastic gif!

I-Like-Pie45
12-30-2015, 06:56 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR794_QBmug

ze_topazio
12-31-2015, 03:55 AM
https://scontent.flis2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10347775_10153802993154320_6552416745706892884_n.j pg?oh=10ff4d2730990a38e93468f0d6f04001&oe=5714CAD5

http://i.imgur.com/sslsZQB.png



Have you seen Ninja Slayer, Pie? done by the same people who did Inferno Cop with the same style.

I-Like-Pie45
12-31-2015, 06:47 AM
I am no pie, I am a bear

Locopells
12-31-2015, 01:38 PM
I don't understand this..... Surely there was someone else. If they were going with a big timer why not Johnny Depp, Keanu Reeves or Joaquin Phoenix. At least they make sense.

Isn't Dr Strange an arrogant asshat? That's kinda BC's default role, since Sherlock...

Senningiri_GR
12-31-2015, 03:38 PM
http://45.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvq7prE10A1qij5ano1_500.gif

I-Like-Pie45
12-31-2015, 08:05 PM
Christmas was six days ago, PST

ze_topazio
12-31-2015, 08:18 PM
I am no pie, I am a bear

http://oi65.tinypic.com/2zee493.jpg

I-Like-Pie45
12-31-2015, 09:24 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIv3bvae3qQ

rrebe
01-01-2016, 01:27 AM
Happy New Year 2016!

http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2013/05/firework.gif

ze_topazio
01-01-2016, 01:49 AM
Happy new year rrebe and everyone else.

I-Like-Pie45
01-01-2016, 01:53 AM
It's just a new number, nothing else

ze_topazio
01-01-2016, 01:59 AM
It means we are one year closer to the destruction of the Earth by the sun.

I-Like-Pie45
01-01-2016, 08:11 AM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5n6bg8RW71qjwuhxo1_500.jpg
https://tropdamour.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/birthdaybear2.jpg

ze_topazio
01-01-2016, 07:46 PM
https://scontent.flis2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtl1/v/t1.0-9/943897_10153805638389320_3372739771164252099_n.png ?oh=b0c4a0a69d88ef62cda8d8fb8415fdf4&oe=5709450F

I-Like-Pie45
01-01-2016, 10:42 PM
America 2015 in review (https://41.media.tumblr.com/c4a889143e40eaad7be8332777040568/tumblr_o09v09Pejk1qm8lnwo2_540.png)

Democracy and Taxpayer Dollars in Action (https://40.media.tumblr.com/331cedf00c61c2fe99d288d0cee642ad/tumblr_o09v09Pejk1qm8lnwo1_540.png)

Now here's a cat video to get all that out of your minds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of2HU3LGdbo

ze_topazio
01-03-2016, 12:22 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmM5Xy1fzN8

I-Like-Pie45
01-03-2016, 03:47 AM
Classic Video Game Writing and Acting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4cWu-0g2P8
the new games just don't stack up in the department of excellence and wit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP-UqnXSGDk)

Locopells
01-03-2016, 01:54 PM
I know I'm late, but Happy New Year everyone!

ze_topazio
01-03-2016, 02:40 PM
Classic Video Game Writing and Acting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4cWu-0g2P8
the new games just don't stack up in the department of excellence and wit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP-UqnXSGDk)

I wonder if they will ever give us Devil May Cry 5.


I know I'm late, but Happy New Year everyone!

Happy New Year to you too mate.

Sushiglutton
01-04-2016, 12:52 PM
Yeah Happy New Year everyone!

KittyRino
01-06-2016, 11:46 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scfxJk_VQ_U

This is so magic and cute I almost melted down :3

ze_topazio
01-06-2016, 01:37 PM
The fact that bullfighting is still allowed in this day and age is sad, especially in Portugal, Spain and France, this so called civilized European modern countries.

I-Like-Pie45
01-06-2016, 05:16 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI_f0buRi2c

KittyRino
01-06-2016, 10:06 PM
https://media.giphy.com/media/xT77XQ3J7ElvoO4S7S/giphy.gif
you use obelisk problem solved
http://www.veteranstoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Hatshepsut-obelisk.jpg
you use obelisk problem solved

Senningiri_GR
01-07-2016, 01:26 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5zYpWcz1-E
The glory that was...

VestigialLlama4
01-07-2016, 01:35 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5zYpWcz1-E
The glory that was...

Glory that involved rape, looting, genocide, slavery, crucifixion and mass oppression.

Good riddance.

Senningiri_GR
01-07-2016, 01:42 PM
Glory that involved rape, looting, genocide, slavery, crucifixion and mass oppression.

Good riddance.

Until 4th century yes... after it it was just chasing down annoying revolting princes and politicians...

And before it, if they were bad, the barbarians were even worse...

VestigialLlama4
01-07-2016, 01:56 PM
Until 4th century yes... after it it was just chasing down annoying revolting princes and politicians...

And I suppose the time Justinian and Belisarius nearly destroyed Italy and severely depopulated Rome because they didn't consider these barbarians Romans can be handwaved away.

I just don't cotton on to Roman nostalgia mostly since it's the province of fascists. Things became better when people realized what Giambattista Vico wrote in his book New Science in Naples, stating that Roman values and ideas are incompatible with modern society and we shouldn't be so nostalgic about them.

The fall of the Roman Empire was a good thing for the overall development of the world.

Senningiri_GR
01-07-2016, 02:05 PM
http://www.livius.org/di-dn/diadochi/diadochi_t12.html

Yes and when they fell the West lived a wonderful Dark Age under total madness and Theocracy (ERE was not theocratic) and that is why the Renaissance existed right after roman scientists refuges escaped Greece and reached Italy.

VestigialLlama4
01-07-2016, 02:30 PM
http://www.livius.org/di-dn/diadochi/diadochi_t12.html

Yes and when they fell the West lived a wonderful Dark Age under total madness and Theocracy

Well the Dark Ages is a totally discredited myth these days. Historians main attitude these days is that the era of Norman and Viking Invaders (who some argue were the ones who ended the early Dark Ages by bringing trade and contact back in a big way), Romanesque and Gothic Churches, Charlemagne, violent and peaceful contact with the Arabs was actually fairly interesting. The era of Roger of Sicily, Alfred the Great etc.

The one exception was the Crusades, but then you can blame many people for that include the Byzantine Emperor Alexis Komneus who bankrolled the First Crusade. And ultimately the Crusades destroyed the Eastern Roman Byzantine Empire during the Fourth Crusade, which they sparked thanks to their oppression of Venetians.

(ERE was not theocratic)

That would be news to quite a few Jews I am sure. It was a very theocratic and anti-semitic place. Which is why when the Arabs arrived in Jerusalem, they collaborated and assimilatted with Umar the Great rather than the Byzantines.


and that is why the Renaissance existed right after roman scientists refuges escaped Greece and reached Italy.

There are many reasons for why the Renaissance existed (and actual doubts about how widespread the event actually was, or if it even existed).

In either case, the fact that "the Renaissance" only started when the Byzantine Eastern Roman Empire died is proof that the fall of the Empire was a good thing. They were hoarding knowledge for all this time, and with their downfall the knowledge spread far and did better work than it did at home.

Sushiglutton
01-07-2016, 02:40 PM
https://media.giphy.com/media/xT77XQ3J7ElvoO4S7S/giphy.gif
you use obelisk problem solved
http://www.veteranstoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Hatshepsut-obelisk.jpg
you use obelisk problem solved


Seems awfully heavy to carry an obelisk all the way to the top of a pyramid.

JWRK
01-07-2016, 02:52 PM
I just don't cotton on to Roman nostalgia mostly since it's the province of fascists.

Roman nostalgia is the cornerstone of your beloved French revolution (and their "Enlightment" forerunners), lolz.

VestigialLlama4
01-07-2016, 03:39 PM
Roman nostalgia is the cornerstone of your beloved French revolution (and their "Enlightment" forerunners), lolz.
I should have specified Roman empire rather than republic. Which they did like. Though only to a point. And Vico who criticized Roman nostalgia was an enlightenment philosopher

JWRK
01-07-2016, 04:45 PM
Even if you accept Roman Republic and Empire as two different beasts (which is debatable and anachronistic), most of the conquest, looting, slavery, crucifiction etc. was done by the Republic.

Fair enough though that I too should have specified French Enlightment, I know very little about the English/German one and nothing about the rest.

I-Like-Pie45
01-07-2016, 05:14 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbibvZBbf1I
middle class suburban family reacts in horror as new neighbors from the impoverished inner forest lower the property value of their backyard

ze_topazio
01-07-2016, 05:40 PM
How many things would end in AC if AC was more realistic.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q86Rn4jETVk

I-Like-Pie45
01-07-2016, 05:54 PM
GTAV single player DLC is finally happening! First new radio station leaked!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ1jDR_DMhM

itsamea-mario
01-07-2016, 06:48 PM
I am the king of robots
the robot king
i rule over all robot kind
my laws of robotics are the only laws of robotics for i am the robot king
i am not a robot but i am king of the robots
the robot king
not king of cyborgs
filthy dirty cyborgs
robot king

I-Like-Pie45
01-07-2016, 06:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFBnhaXql24

Locopells
01-08-2016, 05:06 PM
Woot, first in for once!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXyW4Cuwphg

http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/daredevil-season-2-premiere-date-netflix-1201674228/

https://twitter.com/MarvelUK/status/685150233957826560

ze_topazio
01-08-2016, 05:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZu5iDTtNg0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp0tqdu7fH4

I-Like-Pie45
01-08-2016, 05:24 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paKyMzX0hFQ

itsamea-mario
01-09-2016, 04:49 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXOa5bWFRKw

I-Like-Pie45
01-09-2016, 08:05 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyapKXl2MsI
now whose in the mood for some pbj

KittyRino
01-09-2016, 04:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CCYr66VQko
amazing star trek continuoes set :)

I-Like-Pie45
01-09-2016, 05:55 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghoGEuNNC5s

ze_topazio
01-10-2016, 12:20 AM
http://cdn.record.xl.pt/2016-01/img_FanaticaBig$2016_01_09_18_04_52_1048543.jpg
http://cdn.record.xl.pt/2016-01/img_FanaticaBig$2016_01_09_18_04_42_1048534.jpg
http://cdn.record.xl.pt/2016-01/img_FanaticaBig$2016_01_09_18_04_43_1048535.jpg
http://cdn.record.xl.pt/2016-01/img_FanaticaBig$2016_01_09_18_04_44_1048536.jpg
http://cdn.record.xl.pt/2016-01/img_FanaticaBig$2016_01_09_18_04_45_1048537.jpg
http://cdn.record.xl.pt/2016-01/img_FanaticaBig$2016_01_09_18_04_47_1048538.jpg
http://cdn.record.xl.pt/2016-01/img_FanaticaBig$2016_01_09_18_04_48_1048539.jpg
http://cdn.record.xl.pt/2016-01/img_FanaticaBig$2016_01_09_18_04_49_1048540.jpg
http://cdn.record.xl.pt/2016-01/img_FanaticaBig$2016_01_09_18_04_52_1048542.jpg

I-Like-Pie45
01-10-2016, 01:50 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x81V4qfTeiQ
We are diamond dogs!

itsamea-mario
01-10-2016, 02:53 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT3I_dlnNHE

I-Like-Pie45
01-10-2016, 03:28 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO9BFGHTrC8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUN0F5wKbGE

SpiritOfNevaeh
01-10-2016, 04:50 PM
So, I applied for a job at the Ubisoft center in North Carolina - I didn't even know they had an office that close to me (South Carolina).

It was the community manager job like what Adrien and Justin do. It said the requirement was to have a passion for gaming and have a knowledge for gaming, the consoles and working knowledge of online communications like the forums here and Skype/email as well as customer service.

My whole job history is all about customer service, I obviously love gaming and I practically live on the internet.

And what happens? Within 12 hours my application was declined, saying I don't meet the requirements O_O

Disheartening and confusing to say the least. They didn't even interview me :(

Was it because I said my favorite game was AC3 in my cover letter? :rolleyes:

I-Like-Pie45
01-10-2016, 06:05 PM
Yes quirky

KittyRino
01-10-2016, 06:09 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-7tREfTclk
my artpop could mean anything ART POP

ze_topazio
01-10-2016, 06:25 PM
So, I applied for a job at the Ubisoft center in North Carolina - I didn't even know they had an office that close to me (South Carolina).

It was the community manager job like what Adrien and Justin do. It said the requirement was to have a passion for gaming and have a knowledge for gaming, the consoles and working knowledge of online communications like the forums here and Skype/email as well as customer service.

My whole job history is all about customer service, I obviously love gaming and I practically live on the internet.

And what happens? Within 12 hours my application was declined, saying I don't meet the requirements O_O

Disheartening and confusing to say the least. They didn't even interview me :(

Was it because I said my favorite game was AC3 in my cover letter? :rolleyes:

http://i.imgur.com/DOQBm18.gif

Ureh
01-10-2016, 07:08 PM
So, I applied for a job at the Ubisoft center in North Carolina - I didn't even know they had an office that close to me (South Carolina).

It was the community manager job like what Adrien and Justin do. It said the requirement was to have a passion for gaming and have a knowledge for gaming, the consoles and working knowledge of online communications like the forums here and Skype/email as well as customer service.

My whole job history is all about customer service, I obviously love gaming and I practically live on the internet.

And what happens? Within 12 hours my application was declined, saying I don't meet the requirements O_O

Disheartening and confusing to say the least. They didn't even interview me :(

Was it because I said my favorite game was AC3 in my cover letter? :rolleyes:

Did you show them your youtube channel? I remember that's how EscoBlades started, back in ACB.

Locopells
01-10-2016, 07:26 PM
-snip-

Hah!

SpiritOfNevaeh
01-10-2016, 07:41 PM
Did you show them your youtube channel? I remember that's how EscoBlades started, back in ACB.

I have a youtube account, but barely any videos.

But the thing is, like I said, they only wanted those requirements, and yet I was declined.

Don't know what made them think that, considering that Ive been on these forums for a while now so that should have been something.

Loco, help me out here! How was I declined without "meeting requirements" but the requirements were met?

I-Like-Pie45
01-10-2016, 08:11 PM
Are you part of a Union or anything? Employers don't like that when it happens

Locopells
01-11-2016, 01:16 AM
Loco, help me out here! How was I declined without "meeting requirements" but the requirements were met?

Not my jurisdiction I'm afraid. However, having gone through several similar experiences in my last job hunt, it usually means there's someone else they like better or they want more experience in a specific area of the field.

SpiritOfNevaeh
01-11-2016, 01:34 AM
Not my jurisdiction I'm afraid. However, having gone through several similar experiences in my last job hunt, it usually means there's someone else they like better or they want more experience in a specific area of the field.

Understandable.

If that was the case, they could have said something like "we've found someone better", not "haven't met requirements."

I-Like-Pie45
01-11-2016, 02:44 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFls-mTYbI0

X_xWolverinEx_X
01-11-2016, 10:44 AM
hears about assassins creed becoming more like witcher well looks like im making my grand return

itsamea-mario
01-11-2016, 11:17 AM
Understandable.

If that was the case, they could have said something like "we've found someone better", not "haven't met requirements."

There are too many people
it's impossible to get jobs
we should all give up and live in caves

ze_topazio
01-11-2016, 04:47 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgzoqQBZN2s

I-Like-Pie45
01-11-2016, 05:47 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDtj-2qnTXk
Hey Ze Topazio skip to 2:50 for music thats more MGS than MGSV's actual music

ze_topazio
01-11-2016, 06:35 PM
Such legendary theme, too bad it's banned forever. :(

Also, RIP David Bowie. :(

poptartz20
01-11-2016, 06:59 PM
wow.. I'm surprised #88 lasted so friggin long. I remember when we used to blow through these things in almost a day or 2 sometimes. haha! umm.. anybody picked up any good or interesting games lately? Table top or digital. Doesn't matter.

I-Like-Pie45
01-11-2016, 07:00 PM
poptartz

what's your skype

poptartz20
01-11-2016, 07:06 PM
same as my username on here! lol! I've pretty much dominated the poptartz20 game! lol.

I-Like-Pie45
01-11-2016, 07:09 PM
Would you mind being added to a Skype group made of former forum people

ze_topazio
01-11-2016, 07:57 PM
And so Messi won his fifth Ballon d'Or.

poptartz20
01-11-2016, 08:31 PM
Would you mind being added to a Skype group made of former forum people

no not at all! I would rather enjoy it! I'm curious to know about the others and what's going on with them! :D

SpiritOfNevaeh
01-12-2016, 12:11 AM
Long time no post, poptart! <3

How's life treating ya?

I-Like-Pie45
01-12-2016, 02:38 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGmeq2E4LLQ
Available for free on The 80s Dream Compilation Tape, Volume 3 (https://newretrowave.bandcamp.com/album/the-80s-dream-compilation-tape-vol-3)

rrebe
01-12-2016, 10:57 AM
the poll is looking nicely even :D

I-Like-Pie45
01-12-2016, 06:39 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqtIYQlT45I

Sushiglutton
01-12-2016, 07:02 PM
And so Messi won his fifth Ballon d'Or.

Weird :confused:. After Ronaldo's visit to Japan this summer I thought he was pretty much guaranteed to win:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_knocF6HJUk

I-Like-Pie45
01-12-2016, 07:14 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJpu2CehAoU

Senningiri_GR
01-13-2016, 07:50 PM
https://scontent.fath2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/12494983_10154394752816840_5669687461832452340_n.j pg?oh=210aaaa5ff9b63e8ee5e43a095366daa&oe=56FE6D2A

ze_topazio
01-13-2016, 08:28 PM
http://i.imgur.com/CZnRssQ.jpg




Weird :confused:. After Ronaldo's visit to Japan this summer I thought he was pretty much guaranteed to win:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_knocF6HJUk

I imagine he's still traumatized by that, in fact his weak season can be blamed on that. :)

I-Like-Pie45
01-13-2016, 11:32 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHwmCwoqdKA
don't try this at home

Fatal-Feit
01-14-2016, 01:14 PM
Mr_Shade closed the thread, so I'll leave this here...

http://25.media.tumblr.com/eafdf0a92ab7936039943622806820e1/tumblr_mnbbjz2XpF1qdzs7mo1_500.gif


Did the remainder of my post make any sense or just those parts you quoted?

I understand your point, but my reply was to address how you're getting it across, because that is the issue, not the other thing.


I didn't demean or aggravate anybody.
it has become a mediocre series and people claiming it otherwise seem to enjoy it. For myself it is an addiction and the hope of what I used to enjoy return in each iteration. Hope that makes sense out of all that negativity.

Yes you did, and you are. Negativity is the source of the thread's problem and you were adding to it to rebel. Mediocrity is an opinion and the way you're saying it is that your opinion is fact and how it's ''astounding'' that other people enjoy it shows you to believe you're on some higher pedestal for ''seeing the light''. If you want to change the sub's mind, you show them that they're wrong, not tell them they're wrong and fight fire with fire.

Anyway, having been using both the forum and the sub, and speaking to the avid users (including lurkers and those who've quit) directly, I strongly believe in what I said. Criticisms aren't the problem here, it's how they're expressed. I'm only here to put this out there for people who are defending their criticisms. :p

pacmanate
01-14-2016, 01:27 PM
I don't understand how Reddit can have their thread talking about us but we can't about them....

Anyway, I'm there as Arun1910 to explain some stuff. Seems like one of the standouts of the forum is the woman who thinks everything is racist... we all know what that is.

I stalk the AC reddit a lot and something I've found is that the difference between the Sub and the Forums is that there are no threads/discussion on things people dislike. That could possibly why they think we are negative.

Looking at the first few pages of the forums, there are discussion threads, help threads, theory threads, improvements threads. It's not all full of us ****ting on the franchise. But back to what I said before. I can't remember the last time I saw a thread on reddit talking about things people dislike about the franchise or what they want to improve or what they think sucks. We have that here and I think it's important. If you only praise you don't get change.


https://www.reddit.com/r/assassinscreed/comments/40q5eu/been_to_the_assassins_creed_ubiforums_lately/

ze_topazio
01-14-2016, 02:25 PM
Screw all that Reddit vs Ubisoft forums, Alan Rickman just died of cancer, **** cancer and **** this world, RIP Alan Rickman.

KittyRino
01-14-2016, 02:34 PM
Screw all that Reddit vs Ubisoft forums, Alan Rickman just died of cancer, **** cancer and **** this world, RIP Alan Rickman.

:( :( we have some stupid supercomputers and not cure for cancer? We seriously dont have cure for cancer?
RIP ALAN :(

ze_topazio
01-14-2016, 02:36 PM
http://i.imgur.com/5ZfCPyf.gif

I-Like-Pie45
01-14-2016, 05:26 PM
Meanwhile in Jakarta... (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35312794)

ze_topazio
01-14-2016, 05:35 PM
Pretty ****ed up the thing in Indonesia and Turkey the other day, but terrorist attacks have become so common one doesn't even feel any surprise anymore.

pacmanate
01-14-2016, 05:48 PM
I don't want a war between the Forums and Reddit... we are all fans.

Also 3 people in my City in the past week have gone missing.... that's pretty weird :|

ze_topazio
01-14-2016, 06:01 PM
In other news, a man, in Russia, literally stole a road. (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/14/world/europe/russian-official-charged-with-stealing-roadway.html?_r=0)

I-Like-Pie45
01-14-2016, 06:05 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgQrxGV7Brk

Locopells
01-14-2016, 06:51 PM
Oh for sh*tting hell's sake Death, another decent actor gone?

SixKeys
01-14-2016, 10:50 PM
I'm a little confused and annoyed that the Reddit thread got locked. I think everybody was being surprisingly civil and nobody was calling anyone names or anything. The general consensus seemed to be "yeah, we are pretty negative but it's only because we want the series to improve", nothing against redditors.



Oh for sh*tting hell's sake Death, another decent actor gone?

I know. :( These things always seem to come in threes. First Lemmy, then Bowie, now Rickman. Let's hope that's it for the next several months.

HDinHB
01-15-2016, 12:09 AM
I know. :( These things always seem to come in threes. First Lemmy, then Bowie, now Rickman. Let's hope that's it for the next several months.


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYtG3gZWAAAZzil.jpg
(I'll post the pic, and if it's considered offensive, the mods can leave the link.)

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=10&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiyktratarKAhUK82MKHQN8CkAQglQIPjAJ&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FIndependent%2Fstat us%2F687761137497059329%3Fref_src%3Dtwsrc%255Egoog le%257Ctwcamp%255Eserp%257Ctwgr%255Etweet&usg=AFQjCNEWm90CLto2Fwzj56c5UvYeI-Y9qw&sig2=ne4WS8V8V76LEUdLthKrow



By Grabthar's Hammer!

...you shall be avenged!

UbiSmarmy
01-15-2016, 12:12 AM
By Grabthar's Hammer!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7bo_A6XnUU

I-Like-Pie45
01-15-2016, 03:16 AM
the price of fame (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ejr9KBQzQPM)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pzm1lQX0qU

strigoi1958
01-15-2016, 03:42 PM
Seeing the posts about Lemmy, Bowie and Rickman.... Just wanted to say huge respect to the Necastle CRC team that just completed a 24 hour Twitch stream in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Anyone who didn't come and say hi to the guys missed out on some brilliant moments and the team went to great lengths by doing everything they were asked to do by the viewers. Although it is still only January the funniest moment of 2016 has to be watching 4 of the team dance to the song The William Tell Overture on Just Dance.... if you missed it, you missed an EPIC moment. I hope they post it on here. RESPECT

I-Like-Pie45
01-15-2016, 05:35 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQy-ANhnUpE

ze_topazio
01-15-2016, 07:53 PM
Meanwhile in Portugal.

http://i.imgur.com/mA2nnTt.jpg

rrebe
01-15-2016, 08:26 PM
Meanwhile in Portugal.



Well.. it's going down one way or another.. or up.. o_O

Ureh
01-15-2016, 08:42 PM
By Grabthar's Hammer!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7bo_A6XnUU

I'm already laughing from watching the video once. The actors probably had to use their iron will just to not burst into laughter on that take.

SixKeys
01-15-2016, 09:47 PM
Meanwhile in Portugal.

http://i.imgur.com/mA2nnTt.jpg

Love the guy pushing with the stick, lol. If the others let go, I don't think that stick is going to hold it back.

Ureh
01-15-2016, 09:49 PM
Wow that's not any stick, it's a crutch! xD

rrebe
01-15-2016, 10:16 PM
...and then they will notice the couch won't fit the window :rolleyes:

ze_topazio
01-15-2016, 11:40 PM
The guy with the crutch is crucial to the operation.

That picture is so stereotypical Portuguese, this kind of ingenious bizarre solutions to solve problems is a specialty of ours and even includes the typical unrelated person that happens to be in the vicinity and decides to help but helps nothing and the typical observer who spends the entire time watching and offering lots of tips but never helps and in the end claims his/her contribution was essential.

SixKeys
01-16-2016, 02:36 AM
The guy with the crutch is crucial to the operation.

That picture is so stereotypical Portuguese, this kind of ingenious bizarre solutions to solve problems is a specialty of ours and even includes the typical unrelated person that happens to be in the vicinity and decides to help but helps nothing and the typical observer who spends the entire time watching and offering lots of tips but never helps and in the end claims his/her contribution was essential.

Not to mention the person who just stood to the side and took photos, waiting for an accident to happen. :p

ze_topazio
01-16-2016, 03:50 AM
And I'm sure there was lots of neighbors in the windows observing every detail waiting for some juicy information they could use for gossip later, another typical thing.

I-Like-Pie45
01-16-2016, 04:21 AM
Meanwhile in America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYOaIDxirHE

Locopells
01-17-2016, 12:56 AM
https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12509586_970267803048604_3122098110432581228_n.jpg ?oh=2b3675b77ea5e4e14e2960c406074d47&oe=56FE85D8

I-Like-Pie45
01-17-2016, 04:25 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBHuC1pipsQ

Ureh
01-17-2016, 05:02 AM
The whale and d-dog used to be best friends, (s)he just wants to be reunited!

Actually I'm glad that you posted that, thank you! I'm gonna watch the rest.

Man that bear can sure take a lot of shotgun blasts in the behind.

I-Like-Pie45
01-17-2016, 05:40 AM
Firefly Season 2 Kickstarter announced by Joss Whedon on his Youtube! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlBA1AEDGkI)

For a raise of $6300000 Joss Whedon will direct and produce a new fourteen-season of Firefly, which will retcon and replace the movie Serenity in franchise canon, with the return of the entire original cast!

Locopells
01-17-2016, 06:49 PM
Meanwhile, in the real world...

http://www.indiewire.com/article/marvel-jessica-jones-netflix-season-2-orange-is-the-new-black-unbreakable-kimmy-schmidt-grace-and-frankie-release-dates-20160116

I-Like-Pie45
01-17-2016, 08:13 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CY8NjzeU0AAwq22.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CY8PE02WkAEbckw.png
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CY8QkNdWUAEMzaK.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CY8SSiGWMAARNWI.jpg
https://scontent-atl3-1.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xap1/t51.2885-15/e35/12543192_1661678434120426_1222281945_n.jpg
http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/suicidesquadposter8-3a66f.jpg
http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/slipknot-poster-df76f.jpg
http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/killer-croc-poster-507ae.jpg
Trailer Coming Soon

ze_topazio
01-17-2016, 08:51 PM
Let's hope its good.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtH7l-dhHZQ

I-Like-Pie45
01-17-2016, 08:57 PM
in other news apparently Noah Watts has this to say to the AC tumblrs where they post their nekkid Cunr fantasties
http://41.media.tumblr.com/919b4e53423f27e539253670997c3fd5/tumblr_inline_o12tylImR31qa70ab_500.png

ze_topazio
01-17-2016, 10:38 PM
http://img.memecdn.com/mai-chocolat_o_651204.jpg

Fatal-Feit
01-17-2016, 11:02 PM
ze, you should join our Skype group

I-Like-Pie45
01-17-2016, 11:34 PM
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/q87/s960x960/12491763_1674589712821663_5040812020870602890_o.jp g
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/t31.0-8/q86/s960x960/12513507_1674589716154996_3294375362753175624_o.jp g
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/t31.0-8/q86/s960x960/12604924_1674589666155001_4816924410991862527_o.jp g

Black_Widow9
01-18-2016, 12:57 AM
I love those!

ze_topazio
01-18-2016, 01:31 AM
ze, you should join our Skype group

I would love to but I don't use Skype.

ze_topazio
01-18-2016, 02:41 PM
Joke banner of sponsors in a event of the Pirate party of Germany.

http://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/axjVEd2_700b.jpg

I-Like-Pie45
01-18-2016, 06:14 PM
Don't graduate ZeTopazio senpaaaaai (https://satelliteyoung.bandcamp.com/track/dont-graduate-senpai)

I-Like-Pie45
01-19-2016, 07:37 PM
http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/400/0/1/suicidesquadposter-d4a2e.jpg
http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/wonder-woman-movie-logo-1198a.jpg

cyborg and flash designs for Justice League revealed
https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t31.0-8/886343_432032996995646_1648093818310094305_o.png

JustPlainQuirky
01-19-2016, 11:51 PM
Stuck in a building for four hours so came here because drained out everything on youtube, reddit, and 4chan.

Watching AC syndicate plot because I got the time.

How is everyone? Or is everyone inactive?

Edit: Inactive. Figured :/

ze_topazio
01-20-2016, 12:42 AM
Hello there.

How's life?

What do you think of Syndicate?

JustPlainQuirky
01-20-2016, 12:59 AM
Good. Got engaged. Got a great job. Got high end PC I built. Honestly couldn't be happier - aside from being stuck in a building for 4 hours.

And I find it very boring. Soul sucking. I may have disliked Unity's plot but there were at least talking points. This game is just....... lifeless...

I'm typing up actual critiques for the impressions thread. A lot more kindly worded this time though.

How are you?

ze_topazio
01-20-2016, 01:09 AM
I'm fine, same as always, nothing changed, compared to you I feel like a failure.

Unity made you give up on this franchise entirely, I never thought Syndicate could make things even worse, lol

Looking forward to that review of yours.

Have you heard the, pretty much confirmed, rumors of AC 2017 being set in ancient Egypt?

JustPlainQuirky
01-20-2016, 02:22 AM
sorry for late reply. was traveling.

and chin up! things change. you change. thing'll will get better for you :)

I heard. But honestly I'm still not confident. JImquisition said that Ubisoft heard all the complaints about unity but it was too late to fix things in syndicate. And he said that the new game would be completely different. I can believe it. But either way Ubisoft's writing and gameplay has been horrible across all their franchises. I doubt things will be different.

Unless they bring back the overarching narrative (both past and present) and fun gameplay, I'll pass.

edit:writing up a review without playing the game doesn't seem fair. Ill probably play it some other time. But i will say this:

gameplay is stale. (from what can be watched) AC's gameplay is strongest when it ties with the location and offers something fun/new not found in previous entries. Like black flag's sailing. Syndicate would have been better if the carriage riding was more developed and wasn't rendered useless by the hookshot.

story is like a disney movie. characters one dimensional. lifeless dynamic. predictable writing that didn't try to do anything ambitious. the ending was awkward and cringy at times.

AC needs to copy Witcher 3 if anything. Dark, unsettling yet meaningful main quests and sidequests. Each with heavy themes and tragic but compelling stories. Look up 'The Bloody Baron' main quest for example.

Make the games overlap like Rogue did and the original trilogy did. No more assassin/piece of eden of the week. Make it lead somewhere. Make those characters you play as in the past important to the overarching narrative.

Stop making juno wait for another 45438504380 games. make her actually do something.

easy fix to the modern day debate: bring back third person modern day protagonist but make it so you have the option to leave the animus at any time and do the modern day story. that way players who want to stay in the past can stay and those who want to use their new skills/info in the modern day, can.

OR

bring back Haytham and Shay as sages. Instant 10/10 :cool:

I-Like-Pie45
01-20-2016, 04:09 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmRih_VtVAs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9Ur4De7yT8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6QKf4xZqBs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjShWmDOLHw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxiSV0d_6Vw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIptAITLjbA
Plus Green Lantern Corps (2020) First Look (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8nuAkm90Ag)

Farlander1991
01-20-2016, 07:06 PM
So I want to try and make active posts on my blog again, and this time do it for far far longer than a period of a couple months :D Already scheduled some blog posts to get posted, so here's a link to today's one if you're interested: Level Design in Limbo (http://stanislavcostiuc.com/2016/01/20/level-design-in-limbo/).

VestigialLlama4
01-20-2016, 08:19 PM
So I want to try and make active posts on my blog again, and this time do it for far far longer than a period of a couple months :D Already scheduled some blog posts to get posted, so here's a link to today's one if you're interested: Level Design in Limbo (http://stanislavcostiuc.com/2016/01/20/level-design-in-limbo/).

Limbo is a good game but not one that has replay value in my view. I feel the same way about BRAID, another puzzle game, and it might be a problem with the genre itself.

I think Portal is the only puzzle game that averts it.

Farlander1991
01-20-2016, 08:30 PM
Limbo is a good game but not one that has replay value in my view. I feel the same way about BRAID, another puzzle game, and it might be a problem with the genre itself.

I think Portal is the only puzzle game that averts it.

I don't think every game should have replay value. Limbo probably doesn't have one that's true, but that doesn't mean it can't be an incredible game.

The thing about puzzles is that after you solved them you know the solution, and that's only time will fix (as in time you will forget the solution). The same thing applies to Portal, though in Portal's advantage its puzzles are more physics-based, which means two things: a) there are things that depend more on skill rather than just consecutive actions (portalling through the game is something you can get really better and fancier at), and b) there are more possibilities to solve puzzles the way creators didn't think they'd be solved. Which is not a bad thing of course, but it's a specifity of the physics part of the puzzle.

VestigialLlama4
01-20-2016, 09:01 PM
I don't think every game should have replay value. Limbo probably doesn't have one that's true, but that doesn't mean it can't be an incredible game.

True. Yeah you are right, it's just that for a game to pack so much in a short runtime, like Limbo and Braid, replayability ought to be factored in I feel.


The thing about puzzles is that after you solved them you know the solution, and that's only time will fix (as in time you will forget the solution). The same thing applies to Portal, though in Portal's advantage its puzzles are more physics-based, which means two things: a) there are things that depend more on skill rather than just consecutive actions (portalling through the game is something you can get really better and fancier at), and b) there are more possibilities to solve puzzles the way creators didn't think they'd be solved. Which is not a bad thing of course, but it's a specifity of the physics part of the puzzle.

That makes a great deal of sense. I guess that's one of the limits of 2D platforms though it's averted with Mark of the Ninja which I think is as good as Limbo and Braid and it's way more stylish.

Farlander1991
01-20-2016, 09:36 PM
True. Yeah you are right, it's just that for a game to pack so much in a short runtime, like Limbo and Braid, replayability ought to be factored in I feel.

Well, to me it depends on the type of experience you're trying to make and also the price point. If Limbo would've costed 60 dollars then hell yeah something should be done with replayability, but it's a 10 dollar game which is essentially a movie ticket, so I feel it's fine for it to not pack replay value.



That makes a great deal of sense. I guess that's one of the limits of 2D platforms though it's averted with Mark of the Ninja which I think is as good as Limbo and Braid and it's way more stylish.

It's more a case of the genre rather than being 2D/platforming. In classic-style adventure games a lot of the puzzles are also a one-time thing.

Regarding Mark of the Ninja, it's a very different styled game. First it's not a puzzle game. Broadly speaking it's a skill game, a system game. Theoretically, you can have the same situation and map playing there over and over again, and it still will be interesting for some time because of you experimenting with different rule sets and interacting with AI rulesets. You can get different results each time. Though one may call it a puzzle to solve, this would be getting into pointless semantics I think. It's playing with systems, usually that get more complex as the player progresses to raise the skill bar and keep the game interesting.

A puzzle, though, broadly speaking is something beyond the systems. When you see a guard in Mark of the Ninja, you can throw a smoke bomb and then assassinate him, you can go past him, you can create a distraction and then go through him, you can terrorize him into running away, etc. Those all are rulesets you can interact with. But in puzzle games, your rulesets are limited and the obstacles you encounter can't be overcome with just them. When you meet the Spider in Limbo, there's no ruleset for your character that can allow you to beat him. Well, one can get REALLY technical and say, 'but you need to use interact on an object, and move and evade, etc.', to which the only thing I can say is... that's not the point :p :D (yeah I don't have anything better than that, but the example Limbo situation is still not the same as the example Ninja situation) The point is, beating the spider is a situation that's beyond the possibilities of the systems in place, it's a designed situation, and here the fun comes from figuring out how to overcome it with the limited systems you have.

I-Like-Pie45
01-20-2016, 09:51 PM
So I want to try and make active posts on my blog again, and this time do it for far far longer than a period of a couple months :D Already scheduled some blog posts to get posted, so here's a link to today's one if you're interested: Level Design in Limbo (http://stanislavcostiuc.com/2016/01/20/level-design-in-limbo/).

bear traps are bad

ze_topazio
01-21-2016, 02:07 AM
sorry for late reply. was traveling.

and chin up! things change. you change. thing'll will get better for you :)

I heard. But honestly I'm still not confident. JImquisition said that Ubisoft heard all the complaints about unity but it was too late to fix things in syndicate. And he said that the new game would be completely different. I can believe it. But either way Ubisoft's writing and gameplay has been horrible across all their franchises. I doubt things will be different.

Unless they bring back the overarching narrative (both past and present) and fun gameplay, I'll pass.

edit:writing up a review without playing the game doesn't seem fair. Ill probably play it some other time. But i will say this:

gameplay is stale. (from what can be watched) AC's gameplay is strongest when it ties with the location and offers something fun/new not found in previous entries. Like black flag's sailing. Syndicate would have been better if the carriage riding was more developed and wasn't rendered useless by the hookshot.

story is like a disney movie. characters one dimensional. lifeless dynamic. predictable writing that didn't try to do anything ambitious. the ending was awkward and cringy at times.

AC needs to copy Witcher 3 if anything. Dark, unsettling yet meaningful main quests and sidequests. Each with heavy themes and tragic but compelling stories. Look up 'The Bloody Baron' main quest for example.

Make the games overlap like Rogue did and the original trilogy did. No more assassin/piece of eden of the week. Make it lead somewhere. Make those characters you play as in the past important to the overarching narrative.

Stop making juno wait for another 45438504380 games. make her actually do something.

easy fix to the modern day debate: bring back third person modern day protagonist but make it so you have the option to leave the animus at any time and do the modern day story. that way players who want to stay in the past can stay and those who want to use their new skills/info in the modern day, can.

OR

bring back Haytham and Shay as sages. Instant 10/10 :cool:

It seems that you still have some passion for the franchise after all.

Well, we will have wait to see what the future holds for us.





So Sixkeys is this true?

http://i.imgur.com/3AxvpWm.jpg

I-Like-Pie45
01-21-2016, 09:07 AM
This is a business contact of mine named Bobo. He is a bear who loves to lick and hug people, as well as a lot more!
http://49.media.tumblr.com/75c7566d58a38ea60d36527ae50b5e1c/tumblr_nenftgtumm1ql8t12o1_500.gif
https://media.giphy.com/media/BUBGWv68d8MvK/giphy.gif
https://media.giphy.com/media/x8ZrTUmsYF9i8/giphy.gif

ze_topazio
01-21-2016, 03:48 PM
http://oi64.tinypic.com/9tifrr.jpg

I-Like-Pie45
01-21-2016, 06:34 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXZdo9X8jQc

ze_topazio
01-23-2016, 02:02 AM
Meanwhile in Sri Lanka.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MF6HfrF5f4

rrebe
01-23-2016, 12:18 PM
So Sixkeys is this true?

http://i.imgur.com/3AxvpWm.jpg

We have park rangers? :rolleyes:

Nothing gives you better street cred than getting lost in the woods and wrestling with bears and living to see another photo shoot.

ze_topazio
01-23-2016, 02:08 PM
I wonder if Brian ever fought a metal band.

I-Like-Pie45
01-23-2016, 06:03 PM
No I have not

Locopells
01-23-2016, 06:39 PM
So they announce a Labyrinth remake one week after Bowie's death...are they COMPLETELY insane?!

I-Like-Pie45
01-23-2016, 06:48 PM
no its smart marketing

ze_topazio
01-23-2016, 06:59 PM
Gotta exploit the fact that Bowie is fresh on everybody minds.

Locopells
01-23-2016, 08:41 PM
Double edged sword though...

I-Like-Pie45
01-23-2016, 10:23 PM
Classic v Zero: Dawn of Coke
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZX8DMgUAAIQ-gQ.jpg
Also starring Diet, Sprite, and Orange Fanta as the Fizz League

rrebe
01-24-2016, 10:06 AM
Classic v Zero: Dawn of Coke
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZX8DMgUAAIQ-gQ.jpg
Also starring Diet, Sprite, and Orange Fanta as the Fizz League

wow, that must have been fun to make :D