The project development main discussion is occuring here but for the sake of convienece I'm posting the arcade machine order/taking user requests here.
The current arcade order and users who have levels assigned:
Gold(Subject to move places)
This order was determined based upon story/game necessity and also was laid out to avoid clumping games of a similar genre together. Anyone who doesn't already have an arcade machine request sent to me should post here asking for me to add it.
Since stealing plotlines from Tom Calancy twice wasnt enough, here we are again with a story thats been done a thousand times. Also the dictator dude looks like the main character from house of cards, sp thats kinda cool. Also the graphics look worse than COD: Ghosts. I thought graphics were like the sellling point of these *crag*ing games.
-Any Pokémon that faints is considered dead, and must be released
-The player may only catch the first Pokémon encountered in each area, and none else
If the first Pokémon encountered faints or flees, there are no second chances
-Have to name all pokemon
-Can skip the first poke on a route if its one you have already and try again, if you get a dupe again your 2nd try you're shit out of luck
-If you blackout and theres still pokemon in the PC you are free to use those
-Catch rules don't start until pokeballs are obtained
-As a mercy rule shiny pokemon are free to catch regardless of the catch rules if you encounter them
-Participators should take screenshots and at a certain part of each day of where they're at and their current team OR record "Previously on Your Adventure" GIFs
-If all your pokemon are dead you are out of the game.
-You continue to play until there are no other players, at which point you are declared the winner.
- In the event of a tie (multiple players beat the champion without losing all their pokemon) there will be an online one on one tournament battle between players using their final party, fighting pairs ordered by completion time, to determine who will be the victor.
- All versions are to be emulated in case of a tie scenario.
The screencap/GIF rule is in place to give some form of assurance as to the legitimacy of a participants nuzlocke. An example of a "Previously On Your Adventure" GIF can be seen below:
THE DEATHMATCH BEGINS NOON EASTERN TIME ON FRIDAY MARCH 7th, 2014
Its about to be Halloween, and you know what that means! Or maybe you don't! Regaurdless, I am gonna try to live stream movies and junk on Halloween or some date around Halloween this october. So, to get down to brass tacks yall should just toss any movies you'd like to see down in the comments. Hopefully we can have a well made list by like the middle of the month.
It's time to get spooky scary up in here peoples. On Friday the 13th, aka next friday, we'll be hosting a Diablo 2 game. Times have yet to be confirmed, but will likely be anywhere from 1-4 PM or some time after midnight, Eastern time. We'll be using the hamachi server:
Sign up here in this topic and get ready to go straight to hell.
Alright first of all I never figured out how to do that review topic stuff so bite me it's a power star or whatever the best thing is.
On to the review:
So in short Europa Report is a movie about a privatley funded space expedition in the near future to go to a moon of Jupiter called Europa to search for life. The reasoning behind this is that Europa is covered mostly in ice but has shown signs in the recent past of having high levels of geothermal activity below the ice, creating pocket oceans. The enviorment in these pocket oceans would be identical to the deep sea trenches of earth, which we already know are full of life without a need for the sun since earths own geothermal activity keeps them warm. So in the movie everything used by the astronauts and all the information that created this movie is based on real factual science. If we ever did go to Europa, this movie provides an accurate representation of what the mission would be like.
When examining the directing style you will notice the entire movie is shot like a documentary while keeping a sci-fi action movie format. The story is told through flashbacks to camera footage on the ship, in the astronauts suits, and on the devices used by the astronauts. The narration of the story or explaination of events in the story is told through flash forwards to mission control interviews. The entire movie feels very real and nothing is beyond belief. If I had not gone into this knowing it was a made up story, I would have sworn this was an actual documentary.
The special effects are very well done. The set pieces are compact and yet beilevable, and the only slight touches of cgi as far as the enviorment goes contributes to the feel of the entire movie. At no time, other than once towards the end, did I find myself taken out of the experience. This was mainly because I was focusing more on the astronauts and their story rather than the story of the enviorment, so when the focus suddenly shifted I was shocked just enough to be taken out of the experience.
The Soundtrack is glorious. It is done by Bear McCreary, the mind behind the soundtrack for Battlestar Galactica.The sound design throughout the whole movie fit well and never did anything sound out of place. The resonating baseline set the mood well and fufilled the experience.
Over all I really enjoyed this movie. It reminds me of 2010:The Year We Make contact, and is one of the better space movies made in the last few years. It is definitley worth a watch and won't disappoint as long as you are into the whole space exploration genre.