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    Escape to the Movies: The Lego Movie

    Oh god I can't wait to see this now. I knew it was gonna be interesting at the very least, but it sounds like it was made with the imagination and sense of wonder of an 8-year-old me....and I'm loving it.
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    Escape to the Movies: That Awkward Moment

    Yeah no, you don't hate the name because you're getting old. I hope this movie bombs hard just for that and they take that particular lesson from it. I hope this will not become a trend. It's entirely appropriate when it's relevant, which it is now and a surprising number of times, really...
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    Escape to the Movies: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

    Do Her. Er, do the movie Her. Heard some interesting things and was kind of looking forward to it this week.
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    Zero Punctuation: Call of Duty: Ghosts

    Nice plug at the end, might look into the audio version. And for the record, I'm pretty sure the one whispering "Jaaaaaaam" was Gabriel.
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    Escapist Expo: How to Create an Online Cult, Er, Following

    While it's true that the sound quality is bad, it might be useful to remember that there was some stuff last year that never got recorded/uploaded, so we might as well be thankful for getting anything.
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    Jim & Yahtzee's Rhymedown Spectacular: Press X

    Well, that's another weekly supplement of depression to go along with the one I already have. I'm sure this is going to end well.
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    Jimquisition: To Play The Villain

    Not video games, but I've had my own views on villains (or anti-heroes, as the case may be) put to test recently when I started reading a certain manga where the protag is a serial rapist, among other things. Some people would still readily call him charismatic and likeable, and I at least have...
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    Jim & Yahtzee's Rhymedown Spectacular: Salty Sorrow

    Poem or not, let's just agree it wasn't very good. Also I sympathize with Jim, Salty Bets is draining away my life and replacing it with anger and misery.
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    Did you get shit for having once said the word faggotry, too? 'Cause back then you didn't seem to care, but now you go to somewhat extensive lengths to avoid offense. I saw no problem back then, nor did I see it now. Just seems uncharacteristic of you.
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    Jimquisition: I'm Going To Murder Your Children

    "Hepler was a terrible writer for games that people waited for anxiously and put a lot of hope into." "Phil Fish is an asshole who explicitly said he likes to provoke people and asked for everything he got." "Some reviews are inherently more or less acceptable based on how objectively...
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    Jimquisition: Dragon's Frown

    Yeah it's ludicrous to get upset over this of all things, it's not like they gave a 4 to Vanquish or something. I'd sooner go with a score of 6.5 than the various 9s, since the game did end up being a disappointment on some levels, particularly in terms of certain bosses/enemies, its repetitive...
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    Nintendo Says No To Japanese Independent Developers

    So I'm really curious about this, was he suspended jokingly or did someone honestly think this racist or whatever?
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    Jim & Yahtzee's Rhymedown Spectacular: Confessions of a Game Reviewer

    Look up the Company of Heroes 2 review.
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    Jim & Yahtzee's Rhymedown Spectacular: Confessions of a Game Reviewer

    No Jim, I assure you that your biggest mishap by far was indeed Vanquish, which is objectively good at the very least. Don't worry though, I can't even get angry at your reviews any more. :D
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    Zero Punctuation: The Last of Us

    Yahtzee, there's a fuckton of enemies in the game you can just sneak by entirely, you know. But yeah, some of them have to die. So what exactly are Joel and Ellie supposed to do instead of killing them, roll over and die? They only ever did it to protect their fucking lives. I completely fail...