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Casablanca: Humphrey Bogart is exceptionally dead and thus can no longer star in this movie, which means that it would no longer have its star and thus could not be produced today.

Blazing Saddles: This film could only be captured on a unique sort of film coated in a sheen made by the ground-up carapace of a rare species of beetle. Unfortunately, once the beetles found out their carapaces were being ground up for use as a film coating, they stopped returning any calls and thus are no longer available.

The Saga of Curly, The Curling Puck Or Whatever That Had A Magical Journey: The demise of the Canadian curling fan’s children as a market after 1985 meant that Disney quickly abandoned this script. Instead, they workshopped a title about a different sort of athletic accessory, a film which eventually became Big Hero 6.

Total Recall: A film by this title already exists and it’s fine, why would you make another one?

Final Fantasy XI: The Movie: All of the master copies of the film are now attacked by violent separatist badgers.

What Are You Playing: Also The Movie: Who the heck would watch this?

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): ​It’s been Lunar New Year half the week any way, so might as well do some Pokemon Go while I’m at a Vietnamese Tet festival.

First console was a GameBoy I had to share with my brother. We only got it because mom got us Dr. Mario with Kool-aid proofs of purchase without realizing it didn’t include the system!

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Astroneer! I gave it a spin already this week and am feeling it. I’ll probably check on my harvies in Star Wars Galaxies Legends too. I finally got a guildie to give it a peek!

The first console I personally owned? Yeah, that was a PS3. My family had an aged Atari when we were kids, but I played on friends’ consoles until computers took over. PC gamer and not sorry.

Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): As I’d written previously, I am really feeling The Elder Scrolls Online, so that will most definitely be a primary feature of this weekend. Beyond that, I honestly don’t have a whole lot else planned, if I’m honest. Maybe take a peek at that Devil May Cry 5 demo that’s fluttering about.

The very first gaming console I owned as an Atari 2600. Incidentally, the very first video game I ever played on that was Missile Command. I recall it being the copy of the game that came with this little cassette tape that told a “dramatic” story of the game’s setup as well. And now I feel old. Cool!

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): As per usual, it’ll be mostly Final Fantasy XIV, although I’m also going to consider nabbing some stuff in Steam’s little lunar new year sale. There are some steep discounts there.

The first console I ever owned, like a lot of people here, was the Atari 2600… as a hand-me-down from my aunt, who loved video games and gave it to us when she had her NES. The first console I personally purchased was a SNES many years later, followed shortly thereafter by a PlayStation. My current trend of playing most games on my computer is very different from my life growing up.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): As I wait for Moria in Lord of the Rings Online, I’m wrapping up some odds and ends, including catching up on Bingo Boffin’s questline. I’ll also be sneaking through The Elder Scrolls Online’s Thieves Guild DLC and maybe even touching on the original EverQuest.

MJ Guthrie (@MJ_Guthrie, blog): Man, I have no idea what I will be playing. I have lots to do and feeling the no-time-to-do-it-all stress that practically paralyses me. I will likely jump in for some AdventureQuest 3D class rank leveling since that feature was just introduced and I really want that Paladin cross skill heal! I’ve also got some robot survival to partake of in Outpost Zero. And while I have plenty of building awaiting me in Conan Exiles and ARK: Survival Evolved, I think I will dive back into Subnautica. Maybe sprinkle in more Path of Exile and a little Warframe and… well, there is no time left in the weekend by now, right?

Actually, my first console was Super Pong. I played that with my brother! Sadly, my Super Pong was stolen, but my daughter was able to play a match with me at a gaming exhibit in a NY museum. Next was my Atari 2600, which I still have and can play. I did not own another console at all until a friend sent my kinds an XBox 360 like 10 years ago or whatnot. That one, however, red-ringed and still sits around like a shapely doorstop. That Atari though is still running!

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Melissa McDonald

Skyrim VR is pretty sweet. Finally got an Oculus Rift set (visor + 2 controllers + 2 room sensors, now costs just $349). It’s definitely a new game and VR from ground up, not just a port of the old game pretending to be VR.

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Schmidt.Capela

A Steam sale means I got a bunch of new games to try, which cuts down my MMO time. I got most of the Neptunia PC games I didn’t already have, so I think I will be playing that for the foreseeable future; I even uninstalled ESO (which I hadn’t played in nearly a year anyway) to make room for them.

The first console I owned was an Atari 2600, the one with 4 switches and wood paneling. After that I went with both PC and Nintendo — I’ve had almost every console released by Nintendo — and never felt the need to get the competing consoles. The first console I played, though, was Pong, which a friend had.

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donvweel

Exploring my new xbox 1s, mostly Hellblade, Rise of Tombraider, Shadow of Mordor and Ori. Holliwood mostly into politics now, in the good old days, Man Who Would be King, King of Hearts, anything by Kubrick probably M https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M_(1931_film)

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ghostmourn

I Played Fortnite for the first time this week. Now I cant stop jumping out of the battle buss.

Heroes and generals with a Nephew and friends. (Good lord I cant believe I have a nephew old enough to play that!) His Wonder and joy at all things being new is refreshing to say the least.

I must be getting old because I remember when my Mom got us the OG white Pong console, I think it was this one.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Thats cool, never saw this device before. I wonder how games looked with it

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rafael12104

Yeah, I remember the black one but the form factor was a little different.

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butterpanda888

No MMOs for me this week. I just got Kingdom Hearts III and The Swords of Ditto. Yay!

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rafael12104

Kingdom Hearts III is on my list for a must play this year. But I’ll wait for a holiday weekend or something. Once I start, I doubt I will stop until it’s complete.

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butterpanda888

I am recovering from surgery so I have plenty of time to play. Which is good because I doubt I will be able to stop either.

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rafael12104

Well, I wish you the best on your recovery. KHIII will be good therapy. Heh. :)

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Oleg Chebeneev

Abit of TESO. Waiting for Enderal release in few days to nolife the crap out of it

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BigAngry

I’m FULLY immersed in a game called Eco that’s a co-op minecraft-ish game that has real-life ecological and economical consequences with pretty much every decision you make. The main goal is to go from stone age to building a laser to blow up a meteor headed for your planet within 30 real-time days, but the server I’m running with my friends is just an exploration server without the meteor.

The game is actually used in classrooms to teach eco-type stuff, so it’s pretty neat to get to play. It’s $30 on Steam or on Strange Loop Games’ website, and worth every damn penny.

Other than that, occasionally dipping into Final Fantasy XIV and getting my last 3 jobs to 70: Black Mage, Warrior, and Bard. I just got Dragoon to 70 last week, so I’ve got momentum going for me.

Sometimes streaming back over at Twitch dot TV Slash BigAngry, and my FULL YouTube Archives are available there.

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butterpanda888

You got yourself a new YouTube subscriber. I always love following what the MassivelyOP regulars are up too.

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BigAngry

Well thank ya! I stream really infrequently (though I’m hoping for a resurgence soon) but the archives are vast and many. :)

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Malcolm Swoboda

Apex Legends is downloaded but haven’t given myself the chance to check it out.

Anthem Demo tried on a friend’s better hardware was… exactly what I’ve expected so far – a product I may check out later this year or even next year, but zero enthusiasm about its launch state or priorities.

I’m finishing school, which means less time. So mobile games! Daily play of Langrisser though after I accomplish any base story content (and it is weak-ass story) I may drop it.
Then there’s Another Eden. I adore it. I can’t regard it as perfect for several reasons*, but I am stuck on it and I wish it the best.

and one of my favorite tracks

*It has gacha though is the least intrusive or broken about it than I’ve ever seen. The battle (etc) design is clearly lifted off the developer’s previous game, lacking imagination. The character design I can take or leave. There’s an optional level of grind that is on a somewhat insane level if you want to go there, but it has little to do with simply progressing the story, thankfully. And the gacha pulls are much stingier here than other titles, which may irk one if they’re looking to complete a character roster, especially since any non-weak units have CHARACTER QUESTSSS that aren’t simply throwaway battles. There’s also SO many callouts to Chrono games that, while it technically does have one+ creative minds behind Trigger behind it (a major script writer!), its still awfully close to the line of infringement/clone. But in some ways its arguably an improvement – the protagonist is likable to me (though initially trite to me), the settings have something of an interesting texture over time (and further updates will add more than CT ever had as a single product), and the music is amazinggggggg.
Still. 4.5/5 and I’ve never done that for mobile F2P gacha, though tempted a few times.

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Mark Jacobs

Finished the expansion (EA access) of Subnautica, Below Zero.

Time for me to do some more design work.

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rafael12104

Subnautica looks good, from what I saw. Yup.

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Bruno Brito

What i should be doing is drawing. What i am doing is playing Smite and maybe i’ll play SWG later.

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rafael12104

Draw, brother. :)