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31  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: September 30, 2014, 11:50:08 PM
Peek at CoD: AW Elite Gear

I have to say, some of this stuff looks sweet.  I particularly like 0:09's and 1:20's body armor, and 1:15's and 1:30's helmet designs.  Not necessarily the colors, though.  To bad I keep wishing that they didn't have those bare bones exo-suits.
32  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Non-Video Links (Quizzes, Tests, Illusions, Etc..) on: September 29, 2014, 06:24:41 PM
Y'know, I have this very interesting theory about what exactly aliens would want to go through all the trouble of just abducting humans, let alone invade.

1.) Can't be slave labor, because it's doubtful that a space faring society would need it, unless they are big on using every resource that is available.

2.) Can't be the brains, cause they always seem to abduct the dumbest people.  Sure, they could keep the smart ones, but smart people disappearing tends to be noticed.

3.) Can't be snack food.  It's even apparent to us puny earthlings, but humans make terrible meat.  Even if you go by the conspiracy that they are trying to fatten us up first, there's plenty of other Earth animals that would make for way better eats.

4.) Genetic material?  Maybe, though I doubt it's to fix their own code.  If they could do that, they could probably just synthesize what they needed.  That said, genetic manipulation possibility can also be connected to:

5.) Let's just assume, for the moment, that abductions are linked to cattle mutilations.  I know, I know, UFO conspiracy drivel, but let's just role with the idea.  Since we've already established that humans would not make good meat, then why would aliens intentionally destroy the animal that would make good meat?  Maybe they just want something else from the creatures?  Like, the genetic material?
Or maybe... want to see how humans raise them for certain things?  No, not the meat, they'd keep the body if they wanted that.

Think about it.  What is the ONE thing that humans would have that another creature would want?  Not the meat, not the brain or brawn, not even the... seed.  What does that leave?  That is connected to cows?  I'm going to assume you guys are coming to the same conclusion, but I'm going to say it anyway:

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I eagerly await having my idea being ripped to shreds by you guys.  Tongue
33  Products / Z-Corps / Re: Zombie material to prepare for Z-Corps on: September 29, 2014, 03:42:19 PM
Hey, let's have three more zombie medias, shall we?

(Book) Black Tide Rising series by John Ringo - Haven't had too much chance to delve into this series, but I've read the author's work before, so I know the guy's got some chops at depicting fighting scenarios.  Also, the small amount I was able to read was packed with military jargon, so it would probably help to brush up on mil-speak before reading.

(Audio Play) We're Alive - (Currently finished) Three soldiers arrive at base when an alert is sounded.  They soon learn that they are the only three that will ever make it to that base alive as the undead swarm their location.  Leaving quickly, they save a few civilians before holing up in an apartment complex, at which point the series follows their attempts to survive in their new world.
Interesting in that the main character is actually military intelligence, a rare case where such a person in a zombie story doesn't have an ulterior motive, so we get to see how someone like that would handle being thrust into such a situation.

(Video Game) State of Decay: Lifeline DLC - Basically the closest we can get to a video game Z-Corps currently, the Lifeline DLC takes the open-world zombie survival of State of Decay, and casts you as a military outpost in the middle of a city.  The main shtick is that unlike the main game, where you start with nothing and then build up your supplies, in Lifeline you start with an abundance of supplies, only to have them constantly run down as your mission wears on.
It also has a really awesome, completely non-regulation military pick-up truck that you get to drive over the zombie hordes.
34  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Non-Video Links (Quizzes, Tests, Illusions, Etc..) on: September 27, 2014, 08:26:04 AM
New studies find that 30-50% of the solar system's water predates the formation of the sun, implying that there's an abundance of the stuff in the universe.

Well, that's one plot element we can no-longer use about alien invasions.  Tongue
35  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: September 26, 2014, 10:39:02 AM
Small update on the cancelled Titan front:

Apparently (if this source is to be believed), Titan took place on a post-alien invasion Earth.  Players hold mundane jobs during the day, then at night they would go alien hunting.  The twist is that the alien fighting was the optional thing, so players could go the entire game doing non-combat related things.

I'm mostly just curious about the universe this would have taken place in.  Maybe via another genre?
36  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: September 25, 2014, 02:38:32 PM
Some Blizzard news:

Blizzard cancels Titan MMO after seven years

And now we'll never know what it supposed to be.  Sad

Heroes of the Storm gearing up for "final stage" of the Technical Alpha

They are taking a week off (starting Sept. 29) to do the proper maintenance to their systems, and hope to be back Oct. 7.  They will be using production hardware when they do come back, so they hope to get even more people in on it, so sign yourself up for it if you haven't already.

Still crossing my fingers.

Carbot Animations is working on a StarCrafts II mod

Only one thing to say: "AAAAAaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAH!"  Wink
37  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: September 22, 2014, 03:54:01 PM
By the way, Snake's getting a pet wolf in MGS5.

Can we attach a sniper rifle to it, though?
38  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: September 20, 2014, 08:05:01 PM
Battleborn- Official Co-op Campaign gameplay

Battleborn interview

So which faction do you see yourself playing as?  I'm definitely seeing myself as Peacekeeper.  Most likely Oscar Mike ('cause I'm boring like that), though I do like Montana.  DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE!! *Bellyflop*  Grin
39  Products / Z-Corps / Re: Zombie material to prepare for Z-Corps on: September 19, 2014, 10:36:46 AM
(Webcomic) Dead Winter - Has with it an interesting scenario: what if the local police (who are under orders that put the police before its citizens) and the local National Guard unit (who have some... interesting ideas about the future of the human race) are at "war" with each other during the zombie outbreak.  Imagine Z-Corps rolling in then, and trying to restore order...
(And then there's the fact that there's a Most Dangerous Game that was... interrupted by the infected, yet hasn't entirely slowed it down)

(Tabletop) Dead of Winter - Not to be confused with the above, is an interesting 'roleplay in a box' type board game.  Less 'provides Z-Corps' inspiration, and more 'looks fun, check it out'.  (video playthrough)

(Video Game) Plague Inc. Evolved - The Necroa Virus scenario is an interesting simulation of just what it would take for a zombie virus to actually take over the world.  For one thing, the classic 'it starts with a single zombie' simply does not work.  Even if such a thing happened in a remote location, humanity would probably slam it down almost immediately.  However, if it acts as more of a classical virus, spreads among the population first as a benign sickness, then switches over to a lethal corpse-raising form, then it would be devastating.  Even then, though, humanity would put up a hard fight, particularly if they set up "ZCOM" somewhere.  Wink
40  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2014 on: September 19, 2014, 09:58:20 AM

What?!  No spinach?!  BLASPHEMY!
41  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: September 19, 2014, 09:56:58 AM
Scotland says "No."
Mildly disappointing, but I can't say that I don't see the pragmatism in the decision. Sad

Oh well.  Maybe next year.  Possibly before March.
42  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2014 on: September 18, 2014, 05:43:26 PM
Wow. Why is that movie not made yet?

Four words...
Wolverine: Origins
Green Lantern

We all want a Ryan Reynolds Deadpool movie, but after the confusing mess of Origins and the failure of Lantern, I don't think anyone's in a hurry to give it a green light.

Fair point.   Cry

Oh hey look, Fox confirms that they are planning a Deadpool movie.  What ya know, what ya know.
43  Products / Z-Corps / Re: So Z-Corps kinda sorta has some competition on: September 16, 2014, 10:24:03 PM
Not really "competition" in that, sure, it has zombies, but it's more a general "how would you survive the apocalypse?" type game.  If you want to play as any other character, then you'll probably have to go elsewhere. 

Like Z-Corps!  Grin

I would like to try out that alien invasion model at least once sometime.  Maybe Wrath of the Gods (Rapture variant), too, but that's mostly because of the "phase" I went through once.
44  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: September 15, 2014, 02:44:32 PM
Yup, France saved the world. Oh well, someone had to. Wink

One of my best Assaults was French.  Went by the name "Cobra", which we would tack "lalalala" on the end whenever he did something epic.  Which was often.  Guy was sniping things with a shotgun all over the place, and had so much HP that he survived being blasted in the face three times without an infirmary break.

Then there's Annette.  And that's about it as far as she goes.  Tongue  Wink

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45  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: September 13, 2014, 11:58:40 PM
What's the name of those ears?  'Cause I remember there being Dire Foxes in the game.

They're "Feline Ears."

Ah.  I also remember there being the more classic cat ears that characters could get in the game.
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