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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2015, 02:01:56 PM »
I may just have to stay off the forum from 12/18 to 12/27.
Noooooooo
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2015, 03:13:12 PM »
Tried to find a link, but subscribers only. May try to cheat a bit tomorrow.

And listen up, everyone. Even your reaction to the movie (meh or yeah) will be spoilery for me. I may just have to stay off the forum from 12/18 to 12/27.
Please do!  ;D

Unacceptable. Just avoid this thread - I'm sure we can all make sure we don't mention them whatsoever outside here.  ;)

oh, but you're here until then, right?

wouldn't it be terrible if someone who has been working with episode 7 content across two different gaming platforms since late 2014 said something spoilery on the 17th?

man, i sure hope that doesn't happen...

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2015, 03:33:24 PM »
Tried to find a link, but subscribers only. May try to cheat a bit tomorrow.

And listen up, everyone. Even your reaction to the movie (meh or yeah) will be spoilery for me. I may just have to stay off the forum from 12/18 to 12/27.
Please do!  ;D

Unacceptable. Just avoid this thread - I'm sure we can all make sure we don't mention them whatsoever outside here.  ;)

oh, but you're here until then, right?

wouldn't it be terrible if someone who has been working with episode 7 content across two different gaming platforms since late 2014 said something spoilery on the 17th?

man, i sure hope that doesn't happen...
You're working on Star Wars stuff?  >:(
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2015, 03:43:00 PM »
Tried to find a link, but subscribers only. May try to cheat a bit tomorrow.

And listen up, everyone. Even your reaction to the movie (meh or yeah) will be spoilery for me. I may just have to stay off the forum from 12/18 to 12/27.
Please do!  ;D

Unacceptable. Just avoid this thread - I'm sure we can all make sure we don't mention them whatsoever outside here.  ;)

oh, but you're here until then, right?

wouldn't it be terrible if someone who has been working with episode 7 content across two different gaming platforms since late 2014 said something spoilery on the 17th?

man, i sure hope that doesn't happen...

It would be criminal.  >:(
I just call it as I see it  ;)
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2015, 03:59:41 PM »
You're working on Star Wars stuff?  >:(

really?  how did you not know that?  hrm.  i apparently need to be louder on what i'm currently working on at the office.

yeah, right now i'm splitting time between avengers and star wars.

on this thing:
http://nerdreactor.com/2015/06/04/disney-introduces-playmation/

it's like a video game, but with audio instead of video and with toys instead of controllers.  it is ridiculously, outrageously cool.

[three or four tries at elaborating, but ultimately deciding to delete the text -- dammit!]



It would be criminal.  >:(
I just call it as I see it  ;)

criminal is right.  not only would i be fired, i'm pretty sure i'd be sued out of existence too.  you should SEE some of the ridiculous security measures being taken.  it's mind-boggling.  if i suddenly disappear from the forums, you'll know why.

it's just SO CLOSE!!!

p.s.  it really is pretty fun tho to have meetings on your calendar that say things like "Star Wars Leads cross-team Sprint collaboration and alignment".  that'd be an eye-rollingly awful name for a meeting if it didn't have the words "star wars" at the front.

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2015, 04:18:59 PM »
You're working on Star Wars stuff?  >:(

really?  how did you not know that?  hrm.  i apparently need to be louder on what i'm currently working on at the office.

yeah, right now i'm splitting time between avengers and star wars.

on this thing:
http://nerdreactor.com/2015/06/04/disney-introduces-playmation/

it's like a video game, but with audio instead of video and with toys instead of controllers.  it is ridiculously, outrageously cool.

[three or four tries at elaborating, but ultimately deciding to delete the text -- dammit!]
Yup, don't think I've ever seen you mention it, wondered a few times!

And yah, that's just seriously unfair. Just working at Disney would be awesome, but Star Wars as well?! I might just have to hate you.  :P

Sounds pretty cool, though I have no idea how that could work!  :D
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2015, 04:37:27 PM »
Sounds pretty cool, though I have no idea how that could work!  :D

this is probably the most descriptive, yet still succinct video i've seen:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KowTTW4LIg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KowTTW4LIg</a>


now, imagine that, but about 10x cooler from a "how you play" perspective, and wrapped in star wars.

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #37 on: December 06, 2015, 04:48:34 PM »
Sounds pretty cool, though I have no idea how that could work!  :D

this is probably the most descriptive, yet still succinct video i've seen:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KowTTW4LIg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KowTTW4LIg</a>


now, imagine that, but about 10x cooler from a "how you play" perspective, and wrapped in star wars.
Still don't get it, though I am very sleepy...  :P I'll have to take another look tomorrow!
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #38 on: December 09, 2015, 04:50:47 AM »
Sounds pretty cool, though I have no idea how that could work!  :D

this is probably the most descriptive, yet still succinct video i've seen:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KowTTW4LIg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KowTTW4LIg</a>


now, imagine that, but about 10x cooler from a "how you play" perspective, and wrapped in star wars.

1) Where was this when I was a kid?
2) My imagination worked well enough I guess.
3) My daughter and any future kids better be into this stuff so I can play with them by myself.

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #39 on: December 16, 2015, 10:56:27 AM »
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is picking up solid 4* and 5* reviews from the UK's mainstream papers: 'What a Christmas present', it's 'brimming with energy' & 'will delight fans' just some of the headline praise. Nice snippet here from The Radio Times:

But no film could live up to the infinite and vague possibilities of our imaginations – and instead of that perfect, impossible movie we’ve been given something else. A film that, while following similar plot beats to older movies, does something original. A film that tells a new story through a familiar lens, taking us on a compelling journey with unknown characters through an unfamiliar universe. A slightly over-dense romp through a galaxy chock-full of wonders that suffers from the odd bit of clunky dialogue and rushed plotting, but makes it up through charm, imagination and fantastic action sequences.

In other words, against the odds we’ve ended up with the first authentic Star Wars film since 1983.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #40 on: December 16, 2015, 11:16:04 AM »
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is picking up solid 4* and 5* reviews from the UK's mainstream papers: 'What a Christmas present', it's 'brimming with energy' & 'will delight fans' just some of the headline praise. Nice snippet here from The Radio Times:

But no film could live up to the infinite and vague possibilities of our imaginations – and instead of that perfect, impossible movie we’ve been given something else. A film that, while following similar plot beats to older movies, does something original. A film that tells a new story through a familiar lens, taking us on a compelling journey with unknown characters through an unfamiliar universe. A slightly over-dense romp through a galaxy chock-full of wonders that suffers from the odd bit of clunky dialogue and rushed plotting, but makes it up through charm, imagination and fantastic action sequences.

In other words, against the odds we’ve ended up with the first authentic Star Wars film since 1983.
Sounds promising so far. Does that mean you've seen it already? We're going in roughly 7 hours, can't wait!  ;D
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #41 on: December 16, 2015, 11:42:12 AM »
Damn you'll get there before me! Seeing it in roughly 16h, and will be happy to post my own review here after yours Raptori.  8)
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #42 on: December 16, 2015, 04:19:54 PM »
Why is time so slow?


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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #43 on: December 16, 2015, 05:10:28 PM »
I still have 32 hours and 51 minutes to go. Not that I'm counting time or anything...  ::)

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #44 on: December 16, 2015, 06:53:11 PM »
just sayin'.

with 148 reviews in, it's got a critic's rating of 97% on rotten tomatoes.
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/star_wars_episode_vii_the_force_awakens/

you know.  not to drive up anyone's excitement or anything.


also, how has no one posted this massive spoiler yet?
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