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TheJTrain replied to the All things Sci-Fi board. 1:30 AM

Re: Star Wars the Force Awakens

Clarification on the voiceover - turns out J.J. Abrams had Mark Hamill re-record the same lines for the trailer, so it's purposefully the same lines, but just as purposefully it's older-Luke who's speaking, instead of young-Luke.

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TheJTrain replied to the All things Sci-Fi board. 11:41 AM

Re: Star Wars the Force Awakens

The voiceover isn't new but is from RotJ (when Luke is saying those same words to Leia as he tells her they're siblings), except in a slightly different order ("you have that power too" was before "the Force is strong in my [more]

Wed Apr 15

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TheJTrain replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 12:40 AM

Re: Bloodborne review???

I watched Yahtzee's Zero Punctuation video review, the bottom line was that it's the next iteration of the Dark Souls series with a different name, from the same developer, with very similar gameplay with some tweaks and different names for things. [more]

Mon Apr 6

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TheJTrain replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 1:17 AM

Re: Dragon Age on Sale!

Did you do the whole Dragon Age Keep thing? https://dragonagekeep.com

I haven't read it all 'cause I still haven't played DA2 but it came in an email saying "prepare your DA world for the [more]

Wed Apr 1

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TheJTrain posted to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 1:56 PM

Trine & Trine 2

I got a big discount coupon from CD Projekt Red / GOG.com but can only spend it on a selection of 7 games, none of which were really on my radar. Of the bunch, the Trine duology looks the most interesting, but I'm [more]

Tue Mar 31

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TheJTrain replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 4:14 PM

Re: [PC] Pillars of Eternity out today!

A couple of early reviews/impressions:

http://www.wired.com/2015/03/pillars-of-eternity/
New RPG Pillars of Eternity: Silly Name, Terrific Story
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Mon Mar 30

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TheJTrain replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 2:48 PM

Re: [PC] Pillars of Eternity out today!

But is it more Baldur's Gate or Icewind Dale?

From the original pitch:
"Project Eternity will take the central hero, memorable companions and the epic exploration of Baldur’s Gate, add in the fun, intense combat and dungeon [more]

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TheJTrain replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 12:05 PM

Re: [PC] Pillars of Eternity out today!

I haven't been following this game so maybe a stupid question - does this game have a story, dialogue, character interaction, etc? Or is this like Diablo where you are just grinding away non-stop?

It's very much story-driven with a [more]

Thu Mar 26

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TheJTrain posted to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 11:03 AM

[PC] Pillars of Eternity out today!

Another Kickstarter delivers, looking forward to playing this one (though I still haven't played Wasteland 2 yet). Polygon had a cool write-up on the flexibility they built into the game, sounds fantastic:
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Fri Feb 6

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TheJTrain replied to the All things Sci-Fi board. 8:47 PM

Re: Agent Carter

I thought it aired right after New Year's and was over. Is on available On Demand from ABC and I can go back and catch up?

JT

Wed Feb 4

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TheJTrain replied to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Books board. 8:01 PM

Re: Poll: Your Page Test for a New Book

I answered "If I start, I finish", but in these days of free samples of the Kindle version a lot of times I won't buy a book based on the free sample I always read first; but if I've bought and paid for it, and start it, I finish it, even [more]

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TheJTrain replied to the All things Sci-Fi board. 6:43 PM

Re: Top SF Movies

Starship Troopers

Having read the book as an adolescent and then the movie coming out when I was in college, I didn't catch any of the subtext that is very often spoken of (except of course the media/propaganda angle of the movie that they [more]

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