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    E3 outside of Nintendo

    I honestly just hope we see another Elder Scrolls game. Elsweyr, preferably. I guess Fallout 4 would be nice.
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    Jurassic World (June 2015)

    Looks like an action movie. I love the original--it has that classic Spielberg charm and a sense of wonder, awe, and terror. The second movie missed the mark because its writing was terrible, the third missed the mark because, well, its writing was terrible and it didn't really have a story...
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    Superhero Movies 2015-2020

    I don't care about comic books and superheroes for the most part, but I've always liked Batman. I guess that means Batman v. Superman is the one I'm looking forward to. I also love that new Daredevil show (binge-watched it in 2 days), but that's not a movie.
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    Deceptively Upbeat Songs

    Most songs by They Might Be Giants. My favorite among their dark-happy songs is "Don't Let's Start." For example, here are a few lines: D, world destruction Over and overture N, do I need Apostrophe T, need this torture? Don't don't don't let's start This is the worst part Could believe...
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    Movies that are better than the book

    Blade Runner. I love Philip K. Dick's original, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, but the movie is a sublime experience. Its visuals, music, and fairly straightforward story, in combination, are transcendent. The book is a well above-average science fiction book with Dick's usual themes...
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    Sega Dreamcast Classics

    One of the things I love about the Dreamcast is the sheer youthful exuberance of it all. Most major games, even the less-than-perfect ones, feel fresh. There was this great atmosphere of creativity to Sega in its best years that set them apart from all other game companies, and the Dreamcast...
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    Summer Wars

    Great movie! Mamoru Hosoda consistently makes good stuff. Also liked The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and the one about the wolf children.
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    Your Thoughts on MJ.

    I like the Sonic 3 soundtrack and when I hear his music, I enjoy it. I don't seek his music out, however. As for Michael Jackson the person, he was strange and did some questionable things, but it's unfortunate his reputation was tarnished over claims which have since proven to have no real...
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    Xenoblade Chronicles X

    Xenoblade was my favorite RPG of the last generation, edging out Tales of Vesperia and Skyrim. This game looks like a worthy followup.
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    Worst video game sequels ever.

    Super Mario Sunshine is not only NOT a worthy successor to Mario 64, one of the best Mario games, it's also a bland game in its own right. Almost everything about that game feels clumsy, from the mandatory, long, tedious objectives, to the ill-conceived watergun, to the story, to the voice...
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    Sonic Adventure 1 and 2

    As someone who started with the Genesis games back in the early 1990s, I'm going to be a bit blasphemous and say that SA1 is in my top 5 favorite Sonic games. I have an absolute blast playing it, and while there are clearly flaws in execution, I think it has the right balance of gameplay...
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    Are JRPGs too complicated

    The systems are usually pretty easy to understand. Considering even MMOs are somewhat mainstream, and are generally much more complex than JRPGs, I don't think they're difficult to approach.
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    Tales Of... series

    Which ones have you played, and by what rubric are they poorly-written?
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    Best opening sequences

    Starting with my favorite: Perfectly sets up my second-favorite Zelda game. This is a story of mythical proportions, and this manages to summarize a fair amount of history in a simplistic but ambitious way. What I'm saying, I guess, is that this is as iconic and perfect in my book as the...
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    Tales Of... series

    I like to think of Tales of Symphonia as my first real JRPG apart from Pokemon. While it took about 20 hours for me to even start to appreciate it, by that point I'd fallen in love with the world, the characters, the visuals, and the music. The gameplay was also fantastic. Vesperia is the...
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