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  1. Pit Fighter is unironically one of my favorite games of all time. The pseudo-sequel Guardians of the Hood is garbage though. I wish the Genesis exclusive sequel would have come out. There was an EGM article about it and it looked pretty close to completion.
  2. The Nissan "girl power" commercial with Brie Larson is godawful. I guess at least it's not yet another car commercial trying to make the company look like a saint during a pandemic.
  3. There is a single player part, but it's really short, like 5-6 hours.
  4. It's the one in 6. I'm surprised people would still talk to Kaz, because he must have stunk while carrying like 100 cans of tuna.
  5. I'm pretty sure I would be kicked out by the gang for how much time I spend in the arcades or eating beer and chicken wings. Or finding cats and giving them their special tuna so that they let me pet them.
  6. For trophies, it depends on the game for me. I try to 100% a lot of the old-school games (like the Arcade Archives, Anniversary collections, etc.) since score chasing was a big deal for those and I think it gets me more out of the game. I don't really bother with most modern games though unless I really like them. Usually they are too grindy or involve multiplayer. I did 100% Sleeping Dogs and the Yakuza games I have. Especially for Yakuza, it gives me an excuse to keep coming back and it fits the playstyle of the game as a whole. To each their own, though. If someone is getting enjoyment out of trophy chasing, I'm not gonna criticize. IMO it's even a bit admirable in this day and age of game hoarding, especially with digital releases.
  7. I got JC3 with all the DLC for like $5 on sale on PSN. I couldn't see myself actually finishing it without the DLC goodies, especially the jetpack. I didn't bother with most of the challenges, they just seemed too frustrating to me.
  8. Shout Factory put out a good DVD a few years ago of Hapkido and Lady Whirlwind. It's out of print now, but you may be able to find it on eBay. http://hkfilm.net/dvdrevs/madouble.htm Supposedly, Fortune Star charges a lot for the rights for US companies to use the Golden Harvest library, even for one-off showings at festivals. Which is probably why we keep getting the same 4 Bruce Lee movies over and over and nothing much past that. Also if you are in the NYC area, Angela Mao runs a restaurant (I think in Long Island) and is cool with talking about her films, taking pictures, signing autographs, etc.
  9. It's on sale for $10 or under regularly, and if you like 5, New Dawn takes place a few years after the end of it and ties into some of the characters. The companions are the best in the FC games and I really liked the way you build up your base in order to get access to the better weapons and vehicles. It's fairly quick to get through the story, maybe 10-15 hours, but there are challenge maps/bases that you can replay that could have been a separate DLC/add-on themselves. I will still play it occasionally for those.
  10. That's never been Far Cry's strong suit. I wish they would have kept going with the 5/New Dawn storyline, but I'll still grab this one when it goes on sale.
  11. Sorry, I was referring to the standalone DLC for TLOU1.
  12. I played some of Left Behind because I think it was free on PS Plus and it didn't seem like anything special to me.
  13. This is why I barely interact with most big game groups, forums, etc. There really is no discussion or discourse. I have zero interest in the game and according to some that makes me a homophobe because I don't want to play it, even though I could care less about the sexuality/gender of the characters. It just looks boring to me.
  14. I'm friends with Eric on Facebook and he is a bit of an oddball (he loves full motion video games from the 90s like I do) but his motion capture career is going really well. He did the movements for Kratos in the last God of War game.
  15. Yep, for sure. I have never actually finished the main game, but I have played the Crew Expendable DLC many times.
  16. Here's the Cantonese version with English subtitles:
  17. The Episodes from Liberty City are way more fun than the main game, especially Ballad of Gay Tony, which has a Vice City vibe to it and it has some of the most likeable and well-rounded characters in the series. I had a great time with The Lost and Damned also, but that is probably due to the awesome extreme metal radio station hosted by Max from Sepultura and the fact that it's probably as close to a Sons of Anarchy games as we'll ever get. I also really liked the Road Rash style races. Both of them are thankfully free of the dating bullshit or cousin Roman calling you 10 times a day to go bowling.
  18. She "retired" from 1987-1992 when she was married to the head of D&B Studios, Dickson Poon. That was pretty common for HK actresses at the time. Like Brigitte Lin retired from acting after she married the owner of the Esprit clothing company. And I love Heroic Trio, but I can see why some people wouldn't. It is VERY Hong Kong cinema - over the top and changes genres/tones constantly.
  19. The Hong Kong DVD/Blu Ray has been out for a while. https://www.yesasia.com/us/search/enter-the-fat-dragon/0-0-0-q.enter+the+fat+dragon_bpt.48-en/list.html I have heard it's not very good. The release date got pushed back several times and finally it just went to streaming/DVD.
  20. I'm a Sega mark, and have been getting most of the mini consoles and cabinets in general, but $50 for something that only has 4 games and looks barely playable? *wet fart*
  21. I'm getting pretty tired of seeing the commercial for the new Pete Davidson movie on every other commercial break on Hulu. It doesn't help that I'm not a fan of Davidson or Judd Apatow and the movie looks terrible to me.
  22. Anyone who hasn't needs to watch Mr. Vampire NOW. Or pretty much anything with Lam Ching Ying as the lead. He was the Bill Murray "ghostbuster"/popular/quirky actor in Hong Kong for many years. This is another favorite of mine - East vs West Vampires http://www.hkfilm.net/movrevs/drvamp.htm This is also fun - Hammer and Shaw Bros http://www.hkfilm.net/movrevs4/goldenvampires.htm Best "worst" movie ever http://hkfilm.net/movrevs5/robovampire.htm
  23. I don't like Spotify much either. Really the only reason I keep an account is to use it on PS4. But I'm sure someone will put the episodes up on YouTube. I listen to a few SiriusXM shows that way.
  24. The TurboGrafx never was formally released in Europe. It tanked in North America because NEC waited too long to bring it out, so it was going up against the Genesis, which had better graphics and sound, more well-known games, and came packaged with Altered Beast, which is kind of a shit game now, but was a big arcade hit at the time. So NEC cancelled the European release, though some distributors already had some units (basically US ones modified for PAL) that were eventually sold in stores.
  25. The lineup as a whole is really solid. There are only a couple of duds like China Warrior and JJ & Jeff. Alien Crush Blazing Lazers Castlevania: Rondo of Blood Dungeon Explorer Fantasy Zone Galaga '88 Ghouls 'n Ghosts Gradius Gradius II Lords of Thunder Military Madness Ninja Gaiden Ninja Spirit R-Type Salamander Snatcher Space Harrier Splatterhouse Super Darius Super Star Soldier Ys Book I & II
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