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    Wow, last time I encountered a threaded vs. flat...

    Wow, last time I encountered a threaded vs. flat debate I don't think reddit even existed. Apparently the 80s are cool again or something. =/
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    Poll: What about Blizzard's Titan? Granted it was just...

    What about Blizzard's Titan? Granted it was just a project name...
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    I don't know about 'realistic', but I was struck...

    I don't know about 'realistic', but I was struck by how space combat was handled in The Forever War: soldiers/crew in cryo, first detection to endgame occurs in one-tenth of a second and is handled...
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    Some quickies: Snowpiercer (2013): Brilliant....

    Some quickies:

    Snowpiercer (2013): Brilliant. I haven't seen an action/thriller film that hits so many right notes simultaneously -- from an intriguing premise, to script and performances, to...
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    Heh. Trailers definitely have their pitfalls, but...

    Heh. Trailers definitely have their pitfalls, but they can also be a quick way to see if a film seems like something you might be interested in. After all, if you can't even make it through the...
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    Probably Atom Egoyan's Exotica (1994). The film...

    Probably Atom Egoyan's Exotica (1994). The film is on Youtube, but for goodness sake don't watch the awful, awful official trailer. Instead, try Roger Ebert's initial four-star review of the film, or...
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    I'm not usually a fan of finales that depart...

    I'm not usually a fan of finales that depart drastically from the game that came before, but The Witcher's ending really worked for me. The whole Alvin = Big Bad thing blew my mind.
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    I finally got around to seeing this. A remarkable...

    I finally got around to seeing this. A remarkable film that provides a rare insight into the world of Orthodox Christianity, expressed here through one man's struggle for his soul and how it affects...
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    I saw Iron Sky (2012) recently. The film is about...

    I saw Iron Sky (2012) recently. The film is about Nazis on the moon who, sixty years on, plan a re-invasion of the Earth. It's camp comedy from start to finish, but the most surprising thing for me...
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    GTA is a morally repulsive game and its treatment...

    GTA is a morally repulsive game and its treatment of women is part and parcel of that. Nobody is dictating anything, but I am judging -- the game, its developers, and its players. To do otherwise is...
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    So why are there so many lavishly rendered...

    So why are there so many lavishly rendered brothels and so few dentists, abbatoirs, accountancy firms and strip mines? Developers can only render a very limited subset of reality, why is it that they...
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    I'm glad someone had the same reaction I did. ...

    I'm glad someone had the same reaction I did.

    I don't think the format of the show lends itself well to analysis, and I'm not even sure it's meant to. The clue is in the title: tropes. The series...
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    The latest episode: Women as Background Devices...

    The latest episode: Women as Background Devices in Videogames. Surprised it hasn't been featured on RPS given that it's the first episode in 7 months, and probably the best in that it's just a brutal...
  14. Virtually ever government form of any kind in...

    Virtually ever government form of any kind in Australia (and a lot of non-government forms e.g. Red Cross Blood Donation form) will ask "Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent?"
  15. Why do you feel the need to do this? Not trying...

    Why do you feel the need to do this? Not trying to be snarky, but it just seems bizarre that people would think that appreciating H. P. Lovecraft's work means approving of his racism.

    Frankly I'm...
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    Because it's not a full-fledged entry in the...

    Because it's not a full-fledged entry in the series. Which, incidentally, is probably why they were willing to to do a female character for that game in the first place: no danger of alienating the...
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    The real missed opportunity is that the main...

    The real missed opportunity is that the main character isn't female. Excluding Aveline (for the reasons Serengoose notes above) this is what ... five dudes in a row?
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    There's co-op footage: ...

    There's co-op footage:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8IO1Yfjh24
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    I don't follow AssCreed but, according to the...

    I don't follow AssCreed but, according to the Eurogamer article, previous games in the series allowed you to play as a female character in multiplayer, whereas Unity does not. This is the 'loss' and...
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    Thomas Paine: more important than a female...

    Thomas Paine: more important than a female character option.
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    Awful lot of corporate boot-licking going on in...

    Awful lot of corporate boot-licking going on in this thread.
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    Sure it does. More resources required = less...

    Sure it does. More resources required = less risks. It's exactly what Ubisoft said themselves: too much resources required to bother doing it. In this respect the 'new' generation is just a further...
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    Don't worry so much about what it brings, spare a...

    Don't worry so much about what it brings, spare a thought for what it's taking away.
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    The new white PS4 makes Microsoft's console look...

    The new white PS4 makes Microsoft's console look even uglier.
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    From the Nintendo media archive: ...

    From the Nintendo media archive:

    http://i57.tinypic.com/2j3itnc.png

    I don't think Nintendo knows how to make bullshots. One of the many benefits of their being cut off from the rest of the...
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