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  1. NoXion

    Matrix Resurrections

    I'm planning to wait until I've cooked dinner to watch the trilogy again, so in the meantime I decided to watch back to back the trailers for the first Matrix movie and this new one. My impressions; looks good, but why not-Morpheus? I read an article a couple of days back that asked Laurence Fishburne about it, and he said he'd be willing to reprise the role, but apparently he has not been contacted about it; or's he under a really strict NDA such that he can't even mention a thing about it, but I'm not sure if that's legally possible. Maybe Lozza is just biting his tongue so as not to spoil the film, that's not implausible given Fishburne's apparent good relations with the Wachowskis. The same article also talked about how Morpheus died in the storyline of the Matrix MMO, which quickly died on its arse, explaining why I had never previously heard of the game, nor of Morpheus' death. I feel like making predictions about this movie. I'm betting that the title of the movie is a reference to the resurrection of the original Morpheus. We see Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss alive, and they seem to be reprising their old roles. It looks to me like Neo starts the movie once again as a prisoner of the Matrix, which has obviously been updated to the latest version, because all the inhabitants are glued to their smartphones. Definitely-Not-Morpheus will turn out to be a construct by the machines, sent to fool and lead Neo astray in his blue-pilled state (perhaps providing a "false awakening" to try and seal the deal), with Trinity rescuing Neo from his false mentor's clutches at some point. Or maybe I-Can't-Believe-It's-Not-Morpheus turns out to be completely on the level, and he's one of Morpheus' more devout followers, who believes that he can bring his spiritual leader back to life, and seeks the help of Neo and Trinity to do so. Yeah, I know I've been harping on a lot about the lack of Morpheus. But in my defence, I think he's the most interesting main character in the entire original trilogy.
  2. NoXion

    Matrix Resurrections

    Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.
  3. NoXion

    Matrix Resurrections

    This thread reminds me that I haven't seen the Matrix trilogy for years. Time to fix that, I think. I remember liking the first and second movies, and looking at clips on YouTube the action scenes still hold up. Third movie not so much, I remember the lack of armour on those open gun-mech things being a bit of a facepalm moment. Even some mild steel plates around the pilot would have at least given some protection from shrapnel. Surely for a defensive operation, it would have made more sense to put the machineguns inside static armoured turrets fed by magazines? At least then defenders of Zion wouldn't have run out of firepower because their squishy organic ammo-carriers got splattered by one of those highly lethal squid-bots. I can suspend my disbelief when it comes to wonky shit within the Matrix itself, but that battle was supposedly taking place outside of it. Despite my niggles with the latter parts of the original Matrix trilogy, I'm tempted to go see this latest one, although largely because I miss the experience of going into the cinema.
  4. NoXion

    F.E.A.R is a very overrated video game trilogy

    One could say the same thing about Doom.
  5. NoXion

    Nobody likes Lost souls.

    Lost Souls are annoying and not fun to fight. Despite that, they're redeemed by the introduction of the Pain Elemental in Doom 2, which gives them a purpose beyond just being minor yet irritating speedbumps.
  6. NoXion

    Why'd you choose your title?

  7. Not being American I've never been to a Dairy Queen, but this "fan food" nonsense sounds 100% like pure marketing BS. Every brand of fast food tries pulling off something like that, in order to try and distance themselves from the fact that the primary appeal of their products owes a lot to sugar, salt and fat.
  8. NoXion

    Do you agree that Doom is becoming a "cute" game?

    The classic demon designs can look kind of goofy and cartoonish due to their bright colours and "drawn by a bored kid at school on the back of an exercise book" aesthetic, but I wouldn't say that they're cute unless one considers films like Army of Darkness to be cute as well.
  9. I would be honestly surprised if there hasn't been at least one "DoomBurger" WAD, perhaps as a Doom version of DN3D's Duke Burger level.
  10. Gold is notable for its lack of reactivity to most substances; it's very good at keeping its lustre without having to be polished or alloyed with other metals. This is why it doesn't taste of anything. It will pass through the system untouched.
  11. For the rich idiots who buy this kind of junk, it's less of an investment and more an example of conspicuous consumption. For all that the ingredients are as expensive as fuck, it doesn't actually sound like a burger that tastes good.
  12. Brands are a "known quantity" to the customer. It's why companies like McDonald's work their hardest to make sure that the food their franchisees produce is exactly the same all across the board, often to a psychotic degree.
  13. People are willing to pay a premium for convenience, even it means the quality suffers. But also the low quality of food and drink can be concealed with loads of sugar, fat and/or salt, substances that are highly attractive to our primate brains and bellies because of their rarity in the ancestral environment. But with modern agriculture and industry, such substances that were once rare are now very common and cheap, and hence we have obesity and diabetes.
  14. The anger is not entirely unwarranted, in my opinion. I don't think the charitable donation would even be happening if the organisers weren't at least somewhat aware of how the whole "bougie burger" thing made them look. Whether or not such move are genuinely motivated or not, I can't say.
  15. The cynic in me reckons that the proceeds from that first burger were given to charity as part of a promotional stunt. I've no idea how Dutch tax law works, so I couldn't say whether such a donation counts as tax-deductible for the restaurant in question. Businesses in the US and UK certainly love doing charitable stuff as it lowers their tax liabilities.
  16. Well, the article says: "As per an official statement by the restaurant, the first edition of the Golden Boy is sold in June for €5000 and was eaten by Rober Willemse, chairman of the Royal Dutch Food and Beverage Association. It also stated that the whole amount was donated to the food bank to buy food packages for the needy." So people really are eating these things, apparently. At least once, anyway.
  17. Further evidence, if any more were needed, that money cannot buy taste. Fucking caviar in a beef burger?! Apparently money rots the brain and destroys the tongue.
  18. NoXion

    What did you have for lunch today?

    I had a chicken and bacon Caesar salad with fusilli pasta. And a Scotch egg.
  19. NoXion

    Power-up spheres for liking a post

    I generally use them like this: Soulsphere - Like Megasphere - Like Plus Invulnerable sphere - Funny like Blursphere - I generally give this one for bad puns and painful jokes, but I've used it for other reasons as well. A bit ambiguous. Consider the context.
  20. NoXion

    What do you think of Final Doom.

    I only really discovered Final Doom later on, after I had already been spoiled by the Doom mapping community's output. Without nostalgia, it's frankly baffling to me that Final Doom is a commercial product instead of just another custom WADset. Neither of them really stand out to me, I think only TNT has custom music and I think Plutonia has some custom textures, but otherwise I don't understand what the fuss is all about.
  21. NoXion

    Audacity Is Spying On You Now

    As a matter of law, sure. However outside of such a legalistic view, the denizens of 4chan haven't exactly earned themselves the benefit of the doubt.
  22. NoXion

    Audacity Is Spying On You Now

    What in the actual fuck. This is actually a whole lot worse than any of the telemetry shit that Audacity/Muse Group has gotten up to so far.
  23. NoXion

    Audacity Is Spying On You Now

    Or just block it with your firewall...
  24. NoXion

    Audacity Is Spying On You Now

    That phrase applies to shit like Facebook, but I can give a false name and block Audacity from accessing the internet while still enjoying its functionality where it matters. Seems like a poor business model to me.
  25. NoXion

    What does doomguy smell like? lemon?

    Sweat and demon guts.