OrangeyChocolate
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OrangeyChocolate

Although I fundamentally dislike piracy, I do agree with Jim’s sentiment on the matter: If you can offer a service that’s quicker (and easier, in my case) than just nicking it, I’ll do it.
Case in point: I wanted to start watching One Piece, but it’s almost impossible to get in the UK because of bullshit licensing laws. I ended up watching it on a streaming website, then started buying the manga after a certain point.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

If I recall correctly Doctor Sleepless was shortlived due to being one of several comics of Ellis’ which ended due to the death of a hard drive.

JessicaDing
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JessicaDing

Not sure why when Jim thinks bad animation he thinks Australia.

Nitrium
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Nitrium

Up next, Uwe Boll’s classic: Far Cry. Seriously, this is Boll’s worst film imo (I have seen just about all of them). You guys have seen more than enough Boll to know he can do “better” than Far Cry if he wants to. With this one, he’s signature Boll in all the wrong ways and somehow with zero unintentional goofs to lift proceedings. Unfortunately it isn’t “so bad it’s good”. It’s just bad all over. 2/10.

Man in Blue
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Man in Blue

Hmm, I think you might have miss-read things there at the end. And as this is the internet, I’m going to explain how like you’re interested. 😉 IIRC the Kellion was responding to a Comms outage (the one that happened with the EMP thing early on), rather than to the distress call Vincent was sending. I mean, she was sending out a “shit be fucked, yo” message whereas the Kellion turned up with a compsci and a tv repairman (Isaac) expecting to fix a problem with their radio. I think that the military ship that turns up mid-way through is… Read more »

Barloq
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I might be in the minority on this, but I actually think that Dead Space: Aftermath is a bit better than Downfall, mainly by virtue of having a more interesting story. Still not good, but better. Then again, I also prefer Dead Space 2 to the original, so YMMV (also, fuck Dead Space 3). And this podcast got me thinking of all the other Dead Space spin-off media out there. Of the side games, I only played Dead Space: Extraction, but it was really fun (having recently bought a tablet though, I want to go back and enjoy Dead Space… Read more »

Kirk Hammer
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Kirk Hammer

Funny you should mention this being a western animation house making a cheap tie in, as I got the feeling when I watched this that it less wanted to be anime and more wanted to be Adelaide Productions, who made much better tie-in cartoons like Men in Black, Jackie Chan Adventures and Extreme Ghostbusters. I thought it was them too, when I looked at the back of the DVD, but in motion this film’s a lot more poorly animated.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

> “I remember liking this movie.”
> Looks at Soundcloud, sees 2 hours 5 minutes
> “I was probably wrong.”

BAH!
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BAH!

On the subject of Dead Space’s approach to tension, there’s a section of the game I’ll never forget. After however many hours of near-constant harassment by mutant horrors, you walk into a new section of the ship, and there’s nothing there. Completely quiet and safe for several minutes of wandering around. And it is the most nerve-wracking thing in the entire game.

Beowulf
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Beowulf

1:41:15
Actually something I noticed about those hands in the midsections, at least in dead space 2, is that they seemed to only show up in females so I assumed that they were pregnant when they were killed and that those hands came from the developing fetus.

Oliver Mendes
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I watched Downfall before playing the game. It was a pretty funny bad movie for me, loved some of the cheesy minor voice actors. The game was so far removed (and better) than the movie that my mind completely ignored any context or story from the movie when I first played.

The Worst Elephant
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The Worst Elephant

I really wanted to play Dead Space when it came out, but I didn’t have any system to play it on, so I watched this movie instead. Can confirm: as a standalone experience, it ain’t much.

Galactix100
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Galactix100

Also, also on the topic of tie in books in recent years there are about 2 dozen Halo books and counting now (there were 6 by about 2008ish and there was a renewed effort when Halo 4 was making its marketing push. Also, yes I’ve read most of them) there’s about 3 or 4 Mass Effect books, same goes for Dragon Age. I think they’re still doing Warcraft/WoW books and there’s something like half a dozen Gears of War books. There’s a lot of Assassin’s Creed books which look like they’re mostly novelisations of the games. I’m sure there are… Read more »

Galactix100
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Galactix100

This then Far Cry? Start the year as you mean to go on I guess.

Also, considering that there’s only 1 Resi film left and only a couple more Uwe Boll films left do you think you’ll move onto tv/books/comics/whatever before or after running out of films? Other than those there can’t be much left worth covering. Or do you think you’ll just do as many films as possible then call it a day?

sodaaddict
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sodaaddict

Videogame tie-in novels are still very much a thing. Most recent (major) one I can think of is for Mass Effect Andromeda – the DLC hook about the Quarian ark was novelized after EA Motive absorbed the studio and all DLC plans were canned.

GzG92
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“Isaac… make us Movie Boys again.”

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Deadspace: Downfall I thought they were covering the World War 2 film Downfall?

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