Blipp

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I’m not too surprised it lasted most of the day, because, probably intentionally, they “attacked” on a Sunday, when the minimum number of people are working and on hand to actually respond. Even if they called a bunch of people in it would still take a while and some people would be unavailable.

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Strangely it was only the PS4 part of the network that was down for most of the day. I went on my PS3 and was getting “signed in” notifications (and it didn’t take 5 minutes to start like the PS4 does without a PSN connection) and even on my Vita I was playing online connected games for most of the day.

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Buying an Android device and then complaining that some game isn’t available for it is akin to buying a Playstation 4 and complaining there’s no Mario or Zelda titles on it.

That only works if I was complaining about games Apple was making or publishing only coming out on iOS and not Android. But that’s not the case. These are all “3rd parties,” for lack of a better term, and this is more like having only a Wii U and having games come out like 6 months later, like Watch Dogs.

Relying on only one OS or device actually hurts mobile development as it would completely remove competition. Sorry I have personal reasons for not wanting to use Apple devices, but it’s not like games haven’t come out on Android in the past. I’m fine with waiting, but would like some sort of acknowledgement from developers a version is coming, instead of being silent and then basically “stealth” launching it months later with no fanfare.

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As an Android user, i’m fine with games coming later, but it would be nice for developers, and people doing previews for the games, to actually say that’s happening. Android is not mentioned once in the article, the developers were never asked when or even if it is happening. Is is coming? Of course, but they could at least give some information, even if that information is "later."

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I guess. I just don’t think Marvel going to do anything ‘standalone’ anymore. Everything ties into everything. That’s why they’re going to have the "prequel" stuff in Ant-Man with Howard Stark and Pym. They’re going to tie Pym and Stark together, which could potentially lead to a conflict between Lang and Tony (like maybe some of Stark’s technology that helped build Iron Man was originally created by Pym to create Ant-Man, and Pym doesn’t like it.)

Things like GotG are as ‘standalone’ as the MCU movies are going to get, where they are tangentially connected to current MCU stuff. GotG had an infinity stone, Ant-Man is probably going to be Pym/Langs relationship with Stark/SHIELD.

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I mean, the only way to really know is…to go see it.

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I didn’t have a problem with the Russos either. I was excited to see what they did in the MCU. It’s just that, based on their previous work, you’d assume it was going to be a more comedic movie than the most serious movie it was.

it’s not out of spite or out of anger, but just because I don’t particularly have any interest in Ant-Man on its own merits.

But see, that’s what Marvel has done. They’ve created their own brand above the individual characters, so even if you don’t have an invested interest in a character, you’re more likely to go see it because it’s a Marvel Studios movie and future movies, even of other characters, will be impacted by the events of this movie. There aren’t a lot of people who watched Avengers and said "I’m not going to see any of the Marvel movies until Avengers 2." The events of the movies between Avengers 1 and 2 change the individual characters, so they’re different in each one, and not seeing what happens to them would detract from the experience. Would you want to skip Winter Soldier and not know going into Ultron that SHIELD is gone and Hydra is back?

So, while you don’t have interest in Ant-Man as a character, the events of this movie will have an impact on future MCU movies, thus making it worth seeing. That’s what Marvel’s done.

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I guess for Cheadle it just depends on how many movies he has. Ultron will be his third, if it’s a large enough role for it to ‘count,’ and Marvel could have him on one of those 6-9 movie deals, which would sort of allow him to have his own trilogy of movies.

Outside of the Wright complaints, one of the bigger ones is that the Ant-Man story seems to be too similar to the Iron Man story. Mentee betrays Mentor (opposite of Iron Man where Mentor betrays Mentee) and creates his own ‘power armor’ for evil purposes, and hero must use his own ‘power armor,’ which is the original the evil version is based on, to defeat villain. Yes, the specific powers are different, but they’re both “smart guy in power armor.”

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SPRING BREAK! WOOO!

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Well, obviously no one can replace him personality wise, but in terms of hero and powers, Ant-Man seems to fit the same role. Even if RDJ sticks around for cameos, they’ll still need to replace him for full movies, and it’s either War Machine or Ant-Man that will do it.

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So we can’t give Reed a chance? It seems like Marvel has been going out of their way to let us know Reed loves Ant-Man and comics, and looking back at stories about possible directors for previous films, Reed was always one of the contenders, so it’s not like Marvel picked him out of the blue.

And if we want to talk about director expectations, did anyone expect what we got from Winter Soldier when it was announced that the Russo Brothers were directing it? Their “biggest” movie was You, Me and Dupree and were otherwise known for directing Arrested Development and Community. I expected a more comedic film, but they delivered an action spy thriller.

I guess i’m just saying we need to wait for the finished product.

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Along with Don Cheadle most likely taking over the Iron Man spot (as Iron Man, War Machine or Iron Patriot) once RDJ is gone, introducing Ant-Man is another way of filling the “smart guy whose power is his suit” hole.

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Pretty much this.

Improving image quality and fixing graphical glitches: Ok.

Adding in extra scenes that pretty much add nothing to the experience, but probably ruining it: Not ok.

Do what you need to do to make it look good in HD, just don’t change the actual content.

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How is this “evil?” A movie studio re-releasing old movies? Say it ain’t so!

These would be, in theory, as close to the original theatrical versions as they could get, without all the added in scenes and CGI characters that no one besides Lucas wanted in. These would not be “just another re-release.”

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Hell, with Blu-ray, they should just shove as many versions of the movies they can onto each disc. Give people the option of which version they want to watch.

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If any of this is true and happening, them releasing the original cuts could be them trying to get some good will from the fans and let people know they aren’t going to go cash-grab crazy with it. Obviously they’re going to do what they can to make as much money as possible, but if their director/writer choices for the first few movies are any indication they aren’t just going to start pooping out movies without any regard to quality. They want people to care about the brand again, and releasing something that a lot of fans have been asking for for a long time would probably sway some people who have sworn off Star Wars in recent years.

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Lucas actually went almost as far as destroying the original film and negatives so the original theatrical cuts couldn’t ever be seen again and all that would be out there were the “true” versions, the Special Editions.

If Disney does or doesn’t get this to happen, due to the multitude of issues like dealing with Fox and trying to restore the original film, honestly I think anything Star Wars we get from them will be better than what we would have gotten from Lucas.

Cynically and honestly, I’d be cool with Disney doing “Special Editions” of the prequels, where they take out Jar-Jar and CGI in some better actors or performances.

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Ok, sorry for reading too much into it, but am I safe in assuming you’re not that big a Star Wars fan? For a lot of Star Wars fans, this news, if true, would be a big deal since Lucas was notorious for adding/changing things years after the fact to fit his “original vision,” but all most people want are the original cuts that were released in theaters, which Lucas has done as much as he could to destroy (figuratively and literally). This would be a bigger deal than the normal “Disney is re-releasing something again” stuff.

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If they’re smart they’ll at least have some sort of timer or notification about the session time so you know if it’s about to finish. The really smart thing would be like you said, just pause the game and have a system popup asking the host or both PS4s to hit “ok” to verify that someone is using the host PS4.

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I think it’s been said by Sony people that it’s the former, the host PS4 is spitting a video out to the other PS4. It’s probably derived from the PS Now technology since it’s essentially the same thing, only the host PS4 isn’t in some server farm somewhere.

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But you can just start the session again, and if Sony is even a little bit smart about this, they’ll have some sort of timer or warning that the session is close to ending, hopefully so people don’t get in situations where a player is kicked in the middle of a level like that. See that the timer is almost out, get to a checkpoint, end the session and then just restart it. Is it "ideal?" No, but it’s the best way, right now, they can prevent a lot of abuse of the system. And who knows, things could change by the time it releases.

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Hey, when it comes to licensed property games, it’s the extreme version of “Expect the best, Prepare for the worst,” even if that property has given some great games in the past.

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The practical effect thing might be something Abrams was pushing, as Disney probably wouldn’t have cared either way. Abrams has expressed his passion for Star Wars a lot, so going back to practical stuff was probably something he felt was “classic Star Wars.”

The canon stuff was a necessity, since they want to create sequels and spinoffs and sequels, and having all that EU stuff being in “canon purgatory” would have just complicated things. Now it’s just these 6 movies and 1 show that matter when it comes to creating these first batch of movies, so it gives them more freedom. George was probably at a point where if he had made more Episodes, he would do it without giving a shit about being canon with the EU and just done what he wanted in the movies, even if it made stuff in the EU “not make sense.”

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Maleficent isn’t a strict “reboot,” but it’s a retelling of Sleeping Beauty from a different perspective, instead of just doing a straight Sleeping Beauty remake, only this time in live action. Hopefully they’re doing the same thing with Cinderella and the other one they’re doing (can’t remember the name, but it’s another old movie “remake”). They could have just done the exact same story beat for beat, but at least tried something different. I mean just look at OUaT. Put aside personal taste for it, they’re at least letting people do creative stuff with their old stories (which I know they don’t own the actual story, but these things are specifically from their versions of them).

Not being that into Beauty and the Beast, I don’t know much about it, but even if it was a “hatchet job,” which from what I’ve read quickly right now seems to be adding in an extra, previously cut, song and improving the animation for the higher quality image, have they gotten rid of or restricted access to original versions? If the response to that was that bad maybe they’ve learned a lesson as to how much they should “improve” the movies, as I haven’t heard anything about the more recent re-releases, outside of the usual “they’re re-releasing it again?” stuff.

Honestly if they were terrible with this stuff I would have expected some sort of Toy Story 1 “remaster” done with the newer Toy Story 3 animation and models by now. They seem to know that kind of stuff is not what people want.

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They haven’t tried to alter any movies upon re-releases, besides the normal touch up to the visuals to make them HD-er. Hell, even their recent “rebooting” of franchises has them at least trying different things with them, like Maleficent. The quality might not always be top notch, but at least they just haven’t gone down the straight remake route that so many other studios have.

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I think you need to be reminded of the history of Fox, and most studios, and that they have completely separate divisions when it comes to movies and TV. The Fox that cancelled Firefly is not the same Fox that owns the Star Wars rights. One is an independent group that runs the TV stuff, and the other is a group that runs all the movie stuff, and rarely do they do anything together. The only thing they have in common is that they’re owned by the same parent company, Fox.

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I think I still have, somewhere, the first DVD releases of the “Special Editions” that have the original cuts as “special features” on them. That info is buried at the bottom of their list of extra stuff. Probably the farthest the original cuts have gotten, technologically. For now at least.

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The kicker, as the BAD article says, is that good ol’ Uncle George doesn’t want the original, non-special editions available to anyone and Lucasfilm will likely honor that for the time being.

Pretty sure Georgie has no say in these things anymore, and if Disney tells Lucasfilm to jump, they’ll ask “How high?”

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