Considering how much money and legal hell is involved, I'd say the possibility of this being anything but a half-hearted attempt at some shared advertisement space I'd say no.

It could make both companies a lot of money, which is precisely the problem. Who gets what? Who was responsible for more? Is Spider-man the… » 4/17/14 3:45pm Thursday 3:45pm

The dealbreaker for me is that, for what little good Seaworld does (they rehabilitate some animals) Seaworld is one of the very few aquariums that is for profit. I accept that the reality of zoos and aquariums is complicated: The sad reality is that animal welfare has to be balanced with a lot of concerns that means… » 4/16/14 1:44am Wednesday 1:44am

Sooo err... Xavier can walk... again?

I mean, look, I know we are talking about a character that has loss and regained the use of his legs more about as often as... well, as often as dead X-men have come back to life, but huh. When does that happen?

but consider me... very cautiously optimistic. I'll even say that I see … » 4/15/14 8:34pm Tuesday 8:34pm

My incredibly anecdotal evidence basically squares with this. Over the last few years I've noticed that I don't grab onto games as quickly as I used to, and particular twitch demanding games I generally feel a little bit behind—something I didn't really ever feel about 6-7 years ago.

On the flip side, I tend to… » 4/15/14 5:24pm Tuesday 5:24pm

It's crap. There are technical problems with it that I am in no way qualified to judge but in terms of general impressions it's juvenile and doesn't even remotely achieve it's goal: Why would I want to crack open this comic? It's a generic shot dragged down by unnecessary cheesecake that doesn't even have the decency… » 4/14/14 10:02pm Monday 10:02pm

As much as I'm not fond of Monsanto, adding 'GMO' labels to foods creates both a massive legal headache (as what's GMO can be fairly nebulous—like others have said, we've technically been genetically modifying food since we started agriculture), but it's a pretty simple next step after putting labels on GMOs to putting … » 4/13/14 2:38pm 4/13/14 2:38pm

Gearbox making a new game in partnership with another development studio?

Yeah, color me skeptical, but this hasn't exactly gone well the last few times. And 'no we're not making this next gen' screams to me 'this is a B-team style endeavor'.

But then, I'm pretty conditioned at this point to run everything Pitchford… » 4/09/14 3:09pm 4/09/14 3:09pm

"We're doing a documentary about the universe and some things people don't know about it. Here's a check and here's a script. Read these lines please? Oh, who's in it? well we have a few renowned physicists that are in the documentary. Anyway, stop asking questions do you want this cash or not?"

Basically. » 4/08/14 5:50pm 4/08/14 5:50pm

Weirder question: The hell does Ultron have to do with Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver? I mean, they set them up to be the next 'big thing' the 'Age of Miracles', as it were. So... if the next big Avenger's is Ultron, they have to be related somehow, instead of just 'Oh look it's these two... Now here's a Rogue AI!' » 4/05/14 2:59am 4/05/14 2:59am

It's completely plausible that Barton was off doing some other mission and wasn't available to respond. I mean, it's a spy organization—guessing agents get busy on assignment.

So why make Widow tag along with Cap? Because they have some work history together and they compliment each other so Fury can use Cap well… » 4/05/14 2:48am 4/05/14 2:48am

It actually might not be that "Stephen Strange" is there yet; mind you, the algorithim they're referring to is predictive. He might just be on Hydra's radar.

Here's a fun thing to chew on: The stinger at the end? That could very well provide the framework of how Strange becomes important: The implication that Hydra is… » 4/05/14 2:30am 4/05/14 2:30am

Yeah I'm right there as well. There's always this point fairly early in to these betas or alphas or what have you where I'm like "I'm not actually enjoying what I'm doing, I'm just slogging through to find something I actually enjoy. Ya know, there are plenty of video games I can pay money for that I actually like.'

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