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Marshall Henderson

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Marshall Henderson last won the day on April 13 2016

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  1. Marshall Henderson

    X-Men Apocalypse Trailer #3 (Final One)

    Given that like most of those X-Men movies are Wolverine movies with a large supporting cast, obviously he was gonna be in this one. Maybe he's just around to drop sage wisdom like in First Class.
  2. Marshall Henderson

    Spider-Man: Homecoming is the name of the next Spider-Man film

    I just hope they have a scene where Uncle Ben explains responsibility to Peter, or maybe him dying after being shot. I feel like that's some really fresh, untread ground for a Spider-Man film.
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    New Rise of the Tomb Raider trailer!

    A purely CG trailer is basically not a trailer as far as I'm concerned. Come back when you have something to show me, Tomb Raider!
  4. Real talk, Dragon Ball Xenoverse has a lot of problems, but it is actually a really good Dragon Ball game. Balances the idea of having original content vs people wanting to play the major events.
  5. Marshall Henderson

    First look at the Supergirl TV Show

    No, because it is framed like one of those Ugly Betty style shows.
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    First look at the Supergirl TV Show

    That looks like turds. It's like an Ally McBiel version of a romcom, but without the female empowerment, which is ironic, because she LITERALLY has superpowers. Then there's a B Plot where she chases Kal-El's shadow and stops bad stuff, too.
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    Graphical Realism

    I remember a lot of people saying the same thing about cutscene graphics for the PS1 and the graphics for PS2, PS3, and PS4. Ultimately, we've always got more up to go!
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    So this is a real Batman TV show that almost happened

    The zany antics of a bunch of serial killers and other juvenile delinquents. Follow Bruce Wayne, who regularly beats the hell out of his classmates as a way of dealing with watching his parents murdered in front of him as a child.
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    Star Wars Is Going To Be A Disaster

    Star Wars (in the movies, at least) is a fantasy series about a very broad, unambiguous battle between good and evil. It's inspired by ancient religions and draws from a lot of things aesthetically, but the core plot is mainly predicated upon classic savior story genre staples. Star Trek is a sci-fi series about existentialism and human nature, and does this through the lens of different cultures, religions, and the deconstruction of social constructs. That isn't to make a quality judgment upon either franchise, but clearly Star Trek has more complexity. Again, this isn't a quality judgment, as depth is just one facet of what makes something enjoyable, but Star Trek is, by design, a philosophical and existential series. EDIT: Also, Star Trek's influences aren't just early Westerns, it's also with Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury, the general love of space on the horizon for the people when the show was made, earlier science fiction serials. Saying it was just Westerns is super wrong.
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    Star Wars Is Going To Be A Disaster

    Edit: No.
  11. Only one way to find out!
  12. I can run circles around Ul'dah in FFXIV when I talk to people!
  13. Woah I had no idea you even have birthdays. As a being of pure win, born on the internet I didn't realize birthdays were a thing for you. Anyways happy birthday man!

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    2. WildCardCorsair

      WildCardCorsair

      More like 17 because you've passed every number and imaginary number and it had to wrap around :P

  14. Only a spiritually higher level, like when I see someone playing Pokemon and they begin to transcend themselves. (though usually I'll watch competitive game videos for the commentary, not really for the content)
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    Game of the Year 2013: Marshall's Picks

    The end is nigh, and we“ve made our offerings to tomorrow, but what have we earned? This year, we“ve been rewarded with spectacle and action and excitement, with more cinematographic precision and open-world-ness than we“ve ever been able to do before, but it“s always been escalation. Where do we move forward? The end of the year always forces a sense of introspection and retrospection, but as the industry gets older, I feel an Ehrmann-esque need to do take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of my youth. I demand different things. Maybe not better, but different. Fortunately, 2013 was a year intent on delivering. Also, note, while I will try to avoid them, it“s hard to talk about some of these games without mentioning some stuff that may be considered spoilers. 6. Fire Emblem Awakening Fire Emblem Awakening is not the most pioneering game. It doesn“t bring much new to the genre of SRPGs, as it is a menagerie of different ideas that have been added, so long as they can easily fit within the constraints of the genre, nor does it necessarily cater to the usual Fire Emblem audience. What it does do, however, is take a genre revered, often enough, for its difficulty and puts the nature of challenge into the player“s hands. Using seals to change classes, and then factoring in the offspring system, Awakening earns its place on the list through a tough-to-start, easy-once-mastered-unless-you-play-on-the-hardest-difficulties-which-basically-cheat system. While it isn“t the groundbreaking-est of games, and while simple competence isn“t, in itself, a worthwhile goal, Fire Emblem Awakening piles in its systems in a surprisingly intuitive game that earns its position in this list. 5. Pokemon X/Y Okay, yes, I know. All that preamble, then right out of the gate, there are two formulaic something-RPGs. But Pokémon X and Y adds, no pun intended, depth to the series in such a way that utilizes all the features of the technology, pulling forward all the features that cause people to criticize the series for being same-y. The series has evolved (huehue) constantly under the hood, but that came in tandem with the utilization of a whole suite of new features and interfacing in X and Y Versions. In short, it stands as the best Pokémon game to date in every circuit but nostalgia. 4. Castles in the Sky Disclaimer: I consider the creative team behind this game to be friends, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. Or don“t, you can do what you want, I“m not your boss. Castles in the Sky is positive. It seems like a weird thing to have to point out. After all, games are meant to be fun. At one time, maybe this would have been true, but not today. Gaming has become a boldly cynical culture, through practice and narrative alike. Castles in the Sky does not subscribe to this ideology. There“s unjaded sincerity, as if Castles is telling you that the world maybe is a good place sometimes. Even more bizarrely, it even seems to believe it, coupling beautiful music along with simple-but-soothing gameplay to create a meaningful barrier, a safe space to actually enjoy the world a little bit. 3. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Final Fantasy XIV is the Robert Downey Jr. of video games, without a doubt. When a lot of people found the drunken mess crashed nude in their computer rooms, it was very obvious that Square-Enix had a problem. Almost two years in rehab, however, saw a new game emerge, one without the technical issues and restrictive gameplay elements that made the original such hot street trash. After a rocky relaunch, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has come out like Iron Man, granting it a huge amount of celebrity status and adoration, having addressed nearly every issue people had with the original title. Not only that, but quickfixes continue to address issues as they arise, and the massive content patch in 2.1 brought in even more new content, showing that Square-Enix has no intention of slowing down. Oh, all the hours I“ve put in... 2. The Last of Us I“ve never really been all that keen on Naughty Dog. It isn“t that I ever disliked them, but I felt like they had very little emotional range, and just stayed in comfortable lack of empathy. Boy was I wrong. The Last of Us is a tremendous piece, combining lessons learned from the Uncharted series with some of the most phenomenal characters ever born into the world. The change of dynamic between two believable characters is done masterfully, and every playthrough brings out a little more nuance, introducing sometimes entirely new motives unto actions. Every time I think back on the game, I remember a small detail, or a concept that maybe evaded me the first time through, and the eventual jeers and berating I will receive from now-justified Naughty Dog fans. 1. Gone Home Official GP Review It“s hard to talk about Gone Home. I have always lived my life as a very “put all your emotions in a bottle and bury them, and if that bottle breaks, get a bigger bottle” kind of guy. After playing Gone Home there was no bottle big enough to prepare me for those feelings. In my decades of gaming, I have never felt a game so efficiently eviscerate me with emotion as this did. In all my years of gaming, I have never been so thoroughly engaged with a family, my own included, as I was here. In all my years of gaming, I have never played anything as good as Gone Home. Every facet of Gone Home is an absolute masterwork. In the most organic way, Gone Home tells its story in a very “if these walls could talk” manner. The story feels like a very voyeuristic plot until, at some point in its brief two hour time period, it shifts to being a very personal story. After playing this game, I was a ghost for weeks, wandering my house and sitting on the floor, thinking about it. This was so all-consuming that it“s hard to call this my “Game of the Year.” Rather, it“s hard to restrict it to that title. In my eyes, it is truly peerless, with its understanding of genuine human emotion, the way that simple phrases feel like they can wound, and its incredible attention to detail. Within two hours of gameplay, Gone Home may currently be my favorite game of all time.
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