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  1. The Flash

    Yes it was an okay finale but nothing special. To me it didn't even feel like a finale though, just another episode. Season 1 and 2's finales felt like ends to the season, season 3 perhaps too but this was just felt like another episode.
  2. Welcome back. The forum is mostly dead. The Discord is likely the future of the site so I would consider joining that if you haven't already as it is much more active.
  3. Leaked trailer from San Diego Comic-Con. Quality isn't great but Marvel might not release it themselves if they fear overshadowing Thor: Ragnarok. With a year or so to go it's the usual time frame for the first trailer to come out anyway. This is (in my opinion after seeing multiple leaked recordings) the best quality I could find even with somebody's head in the way at times. Synopsis: "As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain". Part 1 is scheduled for release in May 2018. Part 2 is scheduled for release in May 2019. I'm going to put both parts of the Infinity War films together in this thread rather than create a separate thread for the second film. So in a years time this thread will be bumped again for Part 2's first trailer. Thanos looks pretty intimidating to me. Hopefully he wont suffer the same fate as all the other crappy MCU villains bar Loki. He already seems more serious a villain to me than most of the other clowns Marvel seem to have fallen in love with. He also looks like he's squishing Thor's head like a grape. Looks like a full invasion of Earth by himself and his Black Order, now named the "Children of Thanos". See below for more:
  4. The Flash

    I can't believe that they spend so much time on Caitlin wanting Killer Frost back and unfunny scenes of Wells losing his intelligence and memory (which they could have done some kind of commentary of dementia/alzheimers instead of terrible comedic relief as I have seen other people mention and might actually be interesting) and the most painfully unfunny scene I have ever watched featuring Cecile and a pizza delivery guy. These writers must be banned from writing comedic scenes, they're just a little bit shit at it. Also those writers do realise this is the penultimate episode right? They spent so much time on filler that we still don't know why the Thinker needs Barry for his plan. They have a great deal to cover in the finale and I suspect the Thinker does NOT need Barry because the writers decided they left it too late since the had so much filler instead of progressing the story. Maybe I will be wrong and they will answer those questions but I seriously doubt it. The show has gone so far downhill now that it's astonishing. I just can't understand how you go from season 1 to this. And even season 1 had it's problems (revealing Wells as Reverse Flash in episode 1 when it could have been a shock reveal later on). But still way better than this garbage. I will likely avoid season 5 unless they somehow make an amazing villain which I doubt they are capable of anymore.
  5. Troop Dup Format - March 2007

    I tried to get a tournament of this going last year but it failed miserably and ended up wasting a few people's time. I'd love to get 7 other people together and make one actually work but the interest just isn't there.
  6. The Flash

    The show has picked up again since the guy who played the Thinker originally returned. I find him more interesting to watch than the versions of him inside different people's bodies. I can't help but feel if they had say 8 bus metas instead of 12 it would have cut down on all the filler. I mean the radioactive guy got two episodes and he hasn't even done anything. That's just two more that could have been on the thinker. Also why did he need Null? He can shrink stuff now so it's easy to steal things. Just a lot of filler that didn't need to be there when you had a good actor playing the villain, and who was very compelling to watch. The season had huge potential but they executed it poorly through their use of filler villains when you had an exciting supervillain to spend more episodes on instead. For me, episodes 8 and 9 were the peak of the season.
  7. Avengers: Infinity War

    I thought the film was quite good. An awful lot of action though. Thanos was done very well and they really gave him some depth.
  8. Nintendo Switch (new console)

    Has anybody played Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze before? I heard it is great and I am considering buying it. It's supposed to be a top quality platforming game.
  9. The Premier League 16/17 season saw Antonio Conte’s Chelsea run away with the title but the competition is sure to heat up this year with all top 6 managers having now completed their first full season with their squad. Who will win the league this season? Signings: Arsenal: Alexandre Lacazette, Sead Kolašinic Chelsea: Ethan Ampadu, Tiemoué Bakayoko, Willy Caballero, Álvaro Morata, Antonio Rüdiger Liverpool: Mohammed Salah, Andrew Robertson Manchester City: Bernardo Silva, Ederson Moraes, Kyle Walker, Danilo, Benjamin Mendy Manchester United: Victor Lindelöf, Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matić Tottenham Hotspur: N/A 16/17 Season Review Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side marched to victory in the league after making a change in system accelerated by the 3-0 defeat at the Emirates which exposed the frailties in Conte’s initial 4-1-4-1. New signing and 15/16 league champion N’Golo Kante helped Chelsea’s counter-attacking style by acting as a ball-winning midfield alongside Serbian Nemanja Matić to initiate counter-attacks quickly. A rejuvenated Victor Moses and new signing Marcos Alonso functioned as the essential wing-backs to make forward runs in behind defenders, or make space for Pedro, Diego Costa and Eden Hazard. However, an inability to sign key targets such as Alex Sandro as well as the sale of Nemanja Matić to Manchester United have left Conte disappointed at his club’s transfer activity so far. Mauricio Pochettino established himself as one of the best coaches in the league this season after leading Tottenham to a second place finish, and the first time the club has ended the season above bitter London rivals since the 94/95 season. The brilliant pair of Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweirld formed the backbone of the strongest defense in the league, while full-backs Kyle Walker and Danny Rose allowed Spurs to move their play wide and make overlapping runs for Cristian Eriksen and Son Heung-min, who were given freedom to make runs inside. However, the club has made no signings so far this Summer, and with most other top 6 clubs strengthening it may become more difficult for Tottenham to challenge this coming season. Pep Guardiola's Manchester City were the favourites going into the season. Signing Claudio Bravo, Leroy Sané, İlkay Gündoğan, Nolito, Gabriel Jesus, and Oleksander Zinchenko (who subsequently left on loan), Guardiola transitioned City's style of play into a possession based team using passing channels and slow build-up play to help dominate and break down the opposition. After a disappointing league campaign finishing 3rd, as well as losing in the FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal, fourth round EFL Cup knockout against bitter city rivals Manchester United and a Champion's League last 16 defeat at the hands of Leonardo Jardim's brilliant AS Monaco, Pep Guardiola will be sure to reinvest heavily this Summer to ensure a more successful season. Guardiola has fuelled further speculation by stating that his squad needs a “little more” to compete on all fronts after an initial five signings. Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool have once again finished in the top four after doing so in 13/14 thanks to the heroics of Luis Suárez. Klopp's exciting "heavy metal football" resonated with the Anfield faithful who seek return to the glory days of the 80's. Playing fast attacking football with a high line and high press, Liverpool would win the ball further up the pitch and quickly overload the opposition. Liverpool showed they are as good as anyone in the league with an excellent record vs the top six, but a potential title challenge was halted by inconsistent form against the lower half of the table. Following the sale of Neymar to Paris St. Germain, Barcelona have a large transfer war chest to spend on Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele and Liverpool’s Phillipe Coutinho who has reportedly already agreed personal terms with Barcelona. Arsène Wenger remains in a job after a horrendous 16/17 season which saw his Arsenal side finish outside Champion's League qualification for the first time in 20 years. Despite an FA Cup win, the season was one of Wenger's worst and calls for his resignation had been louder than ever. However, having signed a 2-year extension it would seem Arsenal fans have become resigned to another season under his leadership. Having signed left-back Sead Kolašinac and striker Alexandre Lacazette, Wenger may turn his attention towards Leicester City's Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez who has requested a transfer from the club following a disappointing season when compared to his 15/16 performance, or OGC Nice’s Jean Michaël Seri. Mahrez, however, has also been linked heavily with a move to AS Roma. Despite strengthening, Wenger may still find it difficult to keep talisman Alexis Sanchez who seems determined to leave the club and move to Manchester City. A horror contract situation whereby Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Özil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all have 12 months or less left on their contracts has also been described by Wenger as “ideal” for generating competition in the squad… Manchester United - now managed by José Mourinho - enjoyed a successful season, winning the EFL Cup and Europa League to qualify for the Champion's League's Pot B. Despite a disappointing league campaign in which a plethora of draws stalled his side to a 6th place finish and an FA Cup last 8 defeat at the hands of Antonio Conte's Chelsea, Manchester United fans are satisfied with the season and feel the rot has been stopped after three painful seasons following the Sir Alex Ferguson era. The pressure is now on for Mourinho to mount a challenge for the league title thanks to the financial muscle of the club which has allowed them to spend upwards of £75m on former Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, and £35m on Swedish Benfica centre-back Victor Lindelöf. A failure to sign French striker Antoine Griezmann following Atletico Madrid's transfer ban this Summer, as well as Internazionale’s Ivan Periŝić had held up Mourinho's transfer plans. However, the recent signing of Nemanja Matic (£35m + £5m) will surely add balance and discipline to Mourinho’s midfield, allowing Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera to play in more advanced positions. 17/18 table predictions: 1 Manchester City 2 Manchester United 3 Chelsea 4 Tottenham Hotspur ------------------------------------------------------- 5 Liverpool 6 Arsenal ------------------------------------------------------- 7 Everton 8 Southampton 9 Leicester City 10 West Bromwich Albion 11 Bournemouth 12 West Ham United 13 Stoke City 14 Burnley 15 Newcastle United 16 Crystal Palace 17 Watford -------------------------------------------------------- 18 Swansea City 19 Brighton & Hove Albion 20 Huddersfield Town What are your predictions? The fixture list for the 17/18 Premier League season can be found below: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40253157
  10. UEFA Champions League 2017/18

    No it's not
  11. UEFA Champions League 2017/18

    The UEFA Champions League draw for 2017/18 season takes place today at 17:00 BST at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. The managers of each of the 5 english sides in the competition have now completed a minimum of one season at their respective club, meaning that managers like José Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, Jürgen Klopp and Antonio Conte will no longer have any excuse for a poor showing after having had a chance to build their team with two summer transfer windows. With the astronomical amounts of money now in the English game, English clubs are expected to perform better in the competition now moreso than in the last 5 years or so. Below are the seedings for each pot and the country the club represents. Pot 1 contains the title holders and the champions of the top seven associations based on their 2016 UEFA country coefficients. As the title holders, Real Madrid, are one of the champions of the top seven associations, the champions of the association ranked eighth are also seeded into Pot 1 (regulations Article 13.05). Pots 2, 3 and 4 contain the remaining teams, seeded based on their 2017 UEFA club coefficients. In each group, teams play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The group winners and runners-up advance to the round of 16, while the third-placed teams enter the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League round of 32. The matchdays are 12–13 September, 26–27 September, 17–18 October, 31 October – 1 November, 21–22 November, and 5–6 December 2017. A total of 32 teams play in the group stage: 22 teams which enter in this stage, and the 10 winners of the play-off round (5 from Champions Route, 5 from League Route). Qarabağ and RB Leipzig will make their debut appearances in the group stage. Pot One: Real Madrid (ESP) FC Bayern München (GER) Juventus (ITA) Chelsea (ENG) Benfica (POR) Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) AS Monaco (FRA) Spartak Moscow (RUS) Pot Two: Barcelona (ESP) Atlético Madrid (ESP) Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) Borussia Dortmund (GER) Sevilla (ESP) Manchester City (ENG) Porto (POR) Manchester United (ENG) Pot Three: Napoli (ITA) Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) Basel (SWI) Olympiacos (GRE) Anderlecht (BEL) Liverpool (ENG) Roma (ITA) Beşiktaş (TUR) Pot Four: Celtic (SCO) CSKA Moscow (RUS) Sporting CP (POR) APOEL (CYP) Feyenoord (NED) Maribor (SLO) Qarabağ (AZE) RB Leipzig (GER) Arguably it is preferable to be in Pot Two rather than Pot One this year. Who do you support, and what would be your ideal group stage draw?
  12. UEFA Champions League 2017/18

    If there is a God, Liverpool wont win the CL. I wont know what to do with myself if either Liverpool or Shitty win it before we claim a fourth European Cup/CL.
  13. I thought this would be fun game to play since video game movies have a stigma for being bad and nobody has really figured out how to do them yet. The Tomb Raider one that came out recently is supposed to be okay from what I heard but nothing special, Assassin's Creed apparently they spend most of the film in modern day which is crazy when you have all sorts of historical time periods to visit instead. I wonder why they didn't just scrap that part of the game. Anyway here's my idea: I would adapt Shadow of the Colossus but have the guy only need to kill one Colossus (probably I'd pick the third Colossus or maybe the flying one in the desert) to save the girl instead of 16, and try to build the relationship between him and his horse throughout the film. He would have to speak more to the horse though so you can build the relationship whereas in the game he's fairly mute. Most of the film would be about that relationship with the horse and his travels across the Forbidden Land, scaling tall mountains, through ancient and abandoned cities (like the one where you fight XIV aka Cenobia) and other landscapes, or camping at nighttime feeding the horse. There wouldn't really be any other characters than those people that arrive at the end after he gets turned into a monster. At the Colossus battle I would try to depict it the same way as they do in the games, not some rampaging monster like in Pacific Rim or Rampage but as an animal that you could feel sympathy for since it's just minding it's own business and ends up being murdered. Maybe in the fight scene do what they did in Dark Souls where you can see it's injured and in pain towards the end like with the Sif boss battle when the wolf is damaged and you see it limping and in pain. I would possibly kill the horse toward the end but not during the battle itself, maybe just before like in the lead-up to Colossus XVI where the bridge collapses and it falls but in the game it survives, I would rather be more decisive and kill it instead. I'm not a scriptwriter though it would probably be really boring but I think it would be cool and could actually work.
  14. Avengers: Infinity War

    Came out today, did anybody watch it?
  15. cheapest tinder phone

    If you like platformers try Celeste or Super Meat Boy which are available on the eShop
  16. Turn A Video Game Into A Film

    Has anybody considered something that isn't Mario Kart? Or is it just me?
  17. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    I hated this game at first and said so in the Nintendo Switch thread but looking back it was one of the best games I ever played. I tried Skyrim, fallout 3 and Fallout 4 and barely got anywhere in them because I wasn't enchanted by their open world the same way I was with BOTW. In this game I desperately wanted to explore, make my way to the towers and uncover all sorts of secrets, shrines, quests, Koroks and bosses. Wish I could go back to last summer and play it all over again. I might play through it on Master Mode soon butt since I've already beat the game it wont have the same sense of mystery since I will know what to expect anymore. So sad that you can only experience this fantastical world once and even if the game is still good on the next playthrough it's just not the same.
  18. Barclays Premier League 2017/18

    The end of an era. Farewell to the last of the old guard.
  19. Burning Abyss now with Links!

    Welcome back I haven't seen you post for so long
  20. UEFA Champions League 2017/18

    CL Semi-Finals: FC Bayern München vs Real Madrid Liverpool vs AS Roma EL Semi-Finals: RB Salzburg vs Olympique Marseille Arsenal vs Club Atletico de Madrid
  21. UEFA Champions League 2017/18

    City in a nutshell:
  22. UEFA Champions League 2017/18

    Unbelievable, Barca blew a 4-1 lead against Roma losing 3-0 to get knocked out.
  23. Barclays Premier League 2017/18

    One of the greatest United comebacks of all time, and one of the greatest Manchester derbies of all time. Nobody gave us a chance, not even me, and especially so after the second goal. I love United.
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