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  1. Comment on Elden Ring DLC: Shadow of the Erdtree gameplay reveal trailer releases tomorrow in ~games

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    At the 1 minute mark in the trailer, we see what's clearly a deathblight swamp... So apparently his retrospection was "players love to hate, or hate to love, how difficult my poison swamps are, so...

    At the 1 minute mark in the trailer, we see what's clearly a deathblight swamp... So apparently his retrospection was "players love to hate, or hate to love, how difficult my poison swamps are, so I'm gonna make this one way worse lol."

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Elden Ring DLC: Shadow of the Erdtree gameplay reveal trailer releases tomorrow in ~games

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    That depends on what kind of DLC it is. If it's the type of DLC where you bring your existing character and get to keep the loot from the DLC into the main game (like most FromSoft DLCs to my...

    That depends on what kind of DLC it is.

    If it's the type of DLC where you bring your existing character and get to keep the loot from the DLC into the main game (like most FromSoft DLCs to my knowledge, or Ghost of Tsushima, Horizon, etc), then no, there won't be any mechanics overhauls. There might be NEW mechanics though! Like maybe a new style of Wondrous Physik, or a new type of mount, or ashes of war and spells that are radically different from the base game ones.

    If it's the type of DLC that's basically a standalone game you boot into separately from the base game (like Resident Evil 4/4 Remake Separate Ways, or a full on standalone launcher like the InFamous DLCs), then anything is on the table. With 2 years of dev time and a full standalone experience, it could be basically as different as a sequel would be, just the same engine.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Elden Ring DLC: Shadow of the Erdtree gameplay reveal trailer releases tomorrow in ~games

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    Just this afternoon I half-joking said they might announce the DLC ended up being too big in scope so they were going to make it a full-blown sequel instead. Then here they go and finally announce...

    Just this afternoon I half-joking said they might announce the DLC ended up being too big in scope so they were going to make it a full-blown sequel instead. Then here they go and finally announce the trailer.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire | Official trailer 2 in ~movies

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    I never understood why people bothered to see the Transformers or Fast and the Furious films. That was until I started seeing these Monsterverse movies. They started pretty reasonably with...

    I never understood why people bothered to see the Transformers or Fast and the Furious films. That was until I started seeing these Monsterverse movies. They started pretty reasonably with Godzilla 2014 to get you invested. Now Godzilla has Super Saiyan Rose and Kong has a robot arm and there's a whole colony of giant apes living inside the hollow Earth? Bring on the popcorn.

    We also got the Monarch TV show out of this whole thing, which was pretty great as well.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Why does the letter 'S' look like an 'F' in old manuscripts? in ~humanities.languages

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    That makes sense. I was just assuming it was some kind of S, the article doesn't specify

    That makes sense. I was just assuming it was some kind of S, the article doesn't specify

  6. Comment on Wicked | First look in ~movies

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    Really? Again? That's the fourth time in recent memory, after IT, Dune, and Spiderverse. In an above thread they talked about how movies these days don't tell you they're musicals because telling...

    Really? Again? That's the fourth time in recent memory, after IT, Dune, and Spiderverse.

    In an above thread they talked about how movies these days don't tell you they're musicals because telling people it's a musical is apparently a harder sell than misleading them and having the audience just accept it once they're already watching. This is a similar trend; don't TELL people it's a 4 hour movie upfront, deceive them with a 2 hour movie then say at the end once they're emotionally invested it was really a split up 4 hour movie. It's not just the 2-3 year gap (and inevitable delay) that hurts, it's the deception.

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  7. Comment on Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes | Official trailer in ~movies

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    I find it unlikely the marketing team for a big budget movie knows that Tildes exists, and if they did, they'd need to get an invite, and have to consider doing this worth their time. If this was...

    I find it unlikely the marketing team for a big budget movie knows that Tildes exists, and if they did, they'd need to get an invite, and have to consider doing this worth their time. If this was Reddit or Twitter, I'd be more suspicious. cloud_loud just seems to like movies and makes a lot of posts about them.

    11 votes
  8. Comment on Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes | Official trailer in ~movies

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    It doesn't help that there was a bit of a gap between this movie and the previous one. Also the titles for the first 2 are confusing: "Dawn" comes after "Rise"...

    It doesn't help that there was a bit of a gap between this movie and the previous one. Also the titles for the first 2 are confusing: "Dawn" comes after "Rise"...

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Why does the letter 'S' look like an 'F' in old manuscripts? in ~humanities.languages

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    Whenever I asked this question as a kid, I was always told that the long s, ſ, was "how they printed s back then", but it always baffled me why they would use both ſ and s in the same sentence,...

    Whenever I asked this question as a kid, I was always told that the long s, ſ, was "how they printed s back then", but it always baffled me why they would use both ſ and s in the same sentence, even the same word!

    Article TLDR

    This article explains that there were different rules for it over time and in different places, but some common rules included not using long s before the letter f, and not using long s at the end of a word.

    As a fun bonus, the article threw in an answer to another lifelong question of mine: the German letter Eſzett, ß, looks like a B even though it makes the ss sound because it's an ſ and an S!

    23 votes
  10. Comment on ‘Jurassic World’ new movie eyes summer 2025 release; David Leitch to direct in ~movies

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    I think I speak for a decent amount of people when I say... these Jurassic Park sequels just aren't working out. 2, 3, the World trilogy, they gave it 5 tries at this point and didn't make...

    I think I speak for a decent amount of people when I say... these Jurassic Park sequels just aren't working out. 2, 3, the World trilogy, they gave it 5 tries at this point and didn't make anything half as great as the first movie. I was looking forward to World 1 ever since my friends and I first heard about the premise "the park is open and people are actually visiting!" That was the best premise of the sequels, but even that left me disappointed in the execution. I saw the reviews and heard my friends' opinions for the next 2 films and didn't even bother seeing them. They made a Dinosaur movie focused on locusts? What?

    Hoping a new director and a reboot can do something fun with the idea. It's the John Wick/Bullet Train guy so maybe it'll lead to something good.

    9 votes
  11. Comment on Death Stranding 2: On the Beach | State of Play announce trailer in ~games

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    This really felt like one of those movie trailers (I feel like I see them a lot for comedies) that tell you everything about the film, lol. 9:40 sounds pretty crazy for an announcement trailer.

    This really felt like one of those movie trailers (I feel like I see them a lot for comedies) that tell you everything about the film, lol. 9:40 sounds pretty crazy for an announcement trailer.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on Apple Vision Pro review: magic, until it’s not in ~tech

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    The latter 2 issues (annoying controls, and not being able to share your windows with other nearby AR users) are simultaneously very big issues that are key to getting people to stick with this...

    The latter 2 issues (annoying controls, and not being able to share your windows with other nearby AR users) are simultaneously very big issues that are key to getting people to stick with this product, and the type of issues which are just early growing pains that will be fixed either in the next headset or with an update.

    The first issue (color gamut) will be harder to get right I imagine, unless they somehow have transparent goggles and project the AR content onto glass instead of using video passthrough to show the real world.

    27 votes
  13. Comment on Apple Vision Pro review: magic, until it’s not in ~tech

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    True. I'm especially glad to have additional people in the market who are not Meta. I wish the Quest headsets had proper competition in their price bracket... If Valve released that rumored new...

    True. I'm especially glad to have additional people in the market who are not Meta.

    I wish the Quest headsets had proper competition in their price bracket... If Valve released that rumored new headset of theirs and priced it competitively, that'd be the dream.

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  14. Comment on First of YouTuber Joel Haver's "12 Feature-Length Films in 12 Months" released in ~movies

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    YouTuber Joel Haver, instead of making short-form content, has committed to filming, editing, and releasing 1 feature-length film every month this year, as I previously mentioned in this thread....

    YouTuber Joel Haver, instead of making short-form content, has committed to filming, editing, and releasing 1 feature-length film every month this year, as I previously mentioned in this thread.

    After releasing each of the 12 films, he will also release a director's statement video (linked in this post), and a more technical breakdown video of how he made the movie.

    The first film is a found footage mockumentary following one of the existing characters from his short films, but doesn't require you to have seen any of the short films to get the story.

    I wanted to make a mockumentary/found footage movie that wasn't larger than life. I think a lot of found footage movies always hinge on some scary, crazy thing happening. And I wanted to make one that just pulled back and was super naturalistic, "dramedy", comedy/drama about, you know, just a guy trying to get by, and a guy trying to live his life, through the hard chapters of his life.

    Second movie is already in the works! I'm really excited about it. It's totally different; from one movie to the next, you're never gonna be able to predict what the following one's gonna be like.

    The film: The Hero's Journey aka My Life aka The Caleb Johnston Story (I'm Caleb)

    10 votes
  15. Comment on CitraVR brings the Nintendo 3DS emulator to Quest next week in ~games

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    Reading the article, it's already available for PC VR? Gonna have to try it out!

    Reading the article, it's already available for PC VR? Gonna have to try it out!

  16. Comment on ‘The Mandalorian & Grogu’: Jon Favreau to direct and produce ‘Star Wars’ pic for Lucasfilm in ~movies

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    I think this movie could easily be good. It can also be painfully mid. It really depends on the plot they go with. If it's just Din going around meeting established characters for 2 hours then...

    I think this movie could easily be good. It can also be painfully mid. It really depends on the plot they go with. If it's just Din going around meeting established characters for 2 hours then it's not gonna be good. There's plenty of plots they could do with "badass mercenary who has an adopted son who has superpowers and is cute" that would be much more interesting than whatever Mando S3 was.

    10 votes