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Movies & TV / Re: marvel movies
« on: July 24, 2017, 10:38:06 AM »
I quite disliked this trailer, because I find Thor shouldn't be (and doesn't work) as a comical character.
And what helps Spiderman Homecoming seems to be detracxting from Thor : Spidey's quips are in character, and most often they just convey his awkwardness and inexperience, they help building the character.

Thor is a force of nature, a god, and when he is funny it is unwillingly, because of the mismatch between this gravitas and the situation. Having Thor delivers 10 one-liner in two minutes, and take jokingly the destruction of Mjolnir and Asgard really rubs me the wrong way.

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Books / Re: 2017 reading list
« on: July 17, 2017, 10:52:53 AM »
I am far too disorganized to maintain such a list myself, but two books I read recently interesting enough to mention here :

-John Dies At The End. It's... hard to describe really, kind of like Lovecraft under acid. Fantastic/horror story, but with a completely wacky tone which had me laughing out loud numerous times. Difficult to recommend too, since I can see this clearly being hit or miss. Try the first chapter, available here (https://www.7novels.com/241746-john-dies-at-the-end.html) to get an idea, it's quite representative.

-A Wealth Of Humans, by Ryan Avent. I had been intrigued by some of his articles (https://www.1843magazine.com/features/why-do-we-work-so-hard, https://www.1843magazine.com/features/escape-to-another-world) so decided to get his book. You're most likely used to hearing that "machines and computers are destroying/stealing jobs". Well, this is a quite interesting essay on how technological progress has impacted work and more specifically the value of work, and some reflexions, mixing the extremely optimistic and the downright scary on how it may force us to consider some aspects of a "post-work" society. Not necessarily agreeing with all of his musings, but at the very least a good synthesis to feed your own reflexion.

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Diablo 3 / Re: Gotta replace the PC, how will this work?
« on: June 10, 2017, 12:20:52 PM »
WHat Tim said. You can download from blizzard's site the Battle Net client. Install it, log in. It will recognize which games you're entitled to, and you will have the option to install and download Diablo III directly from the Battle Net application.

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Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: June 08, 2017, 03:37:07 AM »
This does sound like epic-proportion project management fail. Getting out of preproduction without having at all stabilized your production pipeline, clearly identified the work needed given the imposed game engine or even dtermùined whether they could work with generated plantes should have raised all kind of red flags already.
It does give some context to the many key departures Bioware has seen these last few years.

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The Argument Chamber / Re: UK general election
« on: June 07, 2017, 10:09:18 AM »
Ah, unfortunately, Toronto won't be part of the trip this time. Arriving in Montreal, seeing friends there a few days, then going down the Saint-Laurent, hopefully seeing whales past the fjords, then crossing, and a few days through Gaspésie. Quick rountrip to NY with friends for three days since it will be an occasion to be there for the 4th of July, then back to France.
It's still a bit early to start probing the job market very precisely (though I actually do have meetings with some friends of friends with professional networking in mind)but I will certainly keep your offer in mind Cluck, many thanks!


ANd my apologies for completely hijacking the thread :s

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The Argument Chamber / Re: Trump continued
« on: May 31, 2017, 08:13:56 AM »
Covfefe
He is such a child.

To be fair, seeing this make the news, and at a much louder volume than almost any real issue, is a major part of the problem. Of course his typos and crazy handshakes make him look silly, but who gives a f*** ? These aren't exactly the topics which should need addressing. Lunatic way to prioritize information and get diverted from actual, important topics.

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Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: May 28, 2017, 05:59:50 AM »
Mostly playing Dragon's Dogma, which took me a little while to get into but that I'm now loving, and when I want something mindless, Vanquish, which despite being a typical third-person shooter, a genre I'm usually not really keen on, is so over the top and reasonably easy that I'm having a great time.
Oh, still playing some GTA online too when friends are available.

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The Argument Chamber / Re: UK general election
« on: May 19, 2017, 04:46:41 AM »
I'd say you are welcome here, but apparently there's an "overwhelming mandate" saying you aren't :(

We actually actively researched this around 2007-2008. Both Aurore and me were looking for jobs, and decided to look in UK as much as in France. Thing is, we had 2-3 years of professional experience, so nothing very differentiating yet, and at least the few job interviews I did, answers I got was that I was a pretty good candidate, but not better by such a margin that it would justify going through the hassle of recruiting a foreigner. 2-3 year of experience in software development was too common. I might have found if I had persisted a bit, but this was much more of a dead-end for my wife.

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The Argument Chamber / Re: UK general election
« on: May 19, 2017, 04:40:47 AM »
It does feel like the whole planet is going to shit tbf. That said, some part of it are going there more slowly than others, that will have to do.
Canada is actually looking like a strong candidate. We're going there as tourists for three weeks this summer, but re-evaluating if that's a place where we feel we could live is actually more than just a second thought behind the trip: we've actually lived there already*, we speak both languages, we actually know quite a few people there who left France too (moving to Quebec is almost cliché for our generation in France), job in at least my sector would not be an issue, and at least from an external point of view they seem a bit further from becoming a fascist country than France or other potenrial candidates are.
North European countries used to appear like progressist paradises too, but cracks are appearing, and it just would be much harder for us on a language/cultural aspect.



*that was the year I first stumbled on the diabloii.net single player forums, and met many of the people who funded this community :D

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The Argument Chamber / Re: UK general election
« on: May 18, 2017, 07:32:14 AM »
You know what they say about France : always 10 years late after the US. Well, our Trump has been delayed, but only by consolidating what will inexorably bring our version to power.

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The Argument Chamber / Re: UK general election
« on: May 18, 2017, 07:30:56 AM »
Yeah, though unfortunately this outcome is far from shiny either. We avoided fascism by embracing (by default, but still) the ultraliberalism which is the exact cause of fascism rise in France for the last 15 years. I'm personally looking into solutions to leave the country before 2022 when LePen will not only be elected, but at such a level she might have the legislative seats to actually go along with her program.

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The Argument Chamber / Re: UK general election
« on: May 18, 2017, 04:20:58 AM »
That's because this country makes no sense and is full of idiots and worse :(

Damn, reading this I thought you had moved in France!

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Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: May 16, 2017, 09:32:37 AM »
Heck, that reminds me that I had gotten the Telltale game from Fables because I love the comic series (at least the first half, quality nosedived soon after with major Deus Ex Machina solving from nowhere crisis which should have been major events), and WD was such a disappointment I never got to launch it.

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Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: May 16, 2017, 09:29:43 AM »
TBF, I don't mind "narrative" games (loved Gone home, Heavy Rain mixed tedious and absolutely brilliant, Beyond : Two Souls was a disaster) but Walking Dead was just quite poor I found. The thing with narrative games is that they're only just as strong as their story, and WD felt like a collection of overplayed zombie clichés, only decent chapter was the one with the farm which had a reasonably original twist.

Branching is an illusion : none of the choices have any lasting impact whatsoever, you largely have the same chars dying in the same situations, you will switch which char dies to situation A and which to situation B. Choices with no consequences are no choices at all (recent major disappointment on this topic : Quantum Break). While it is obviously still limited, I LOVED how Heavy Rain dealt with this situation and had extremely interesting replay value, if you didn't get to play it and you do like narrative games, it has its (big) defaults, but deals with some of these aspects better than any game I've seen; go play it.

And I've heard they have cut out those parts since in other games, that WD was the first and they were still unsure they wanted to ditch the point & click heritage, but the very little gameplay there was actually detracted from the game : most puzzles were absolutely trivial, and GOD THE CHARACTER WALKED SLOWLY. Seriously, watch in hand, it took more than two or three minutes to navigate the farm I mentioned earlier just to go talk to character B after character A. I felt I spent more time walking than actually having anything happen, it drove me mad. Well, madder.

I got Tales of Borderland for free too since I do have a PSN subscription, but most likely will skip it too (not having played any Borderlands game doesn't really help).


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General Discussion / Re: Welcome to GamersOasis, again!
« on: April 14, 2017, 08:18:21 AM »
Ah, I had not seen this option, thanks!

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