Movie mini-reviews

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Wow, it has definitely been a while. This time I thought that I would post my thoughts on some recent movie releases:

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Mostly good all round, I thought, but I preferred Ultron from the comics. I felt it was somewhat bland compared. 7/10

Tomorrowland

Despite being panned by the critics, and the trailer not really getting across what the movie was about, It was quite good. I enjoyed myself, and if I enjoyed myself, it’s not money wasted. 7/10

Mad Max: Fury Road

I thought Mad Max was good, however I didn’t believe that it was as good as any of the previous Mad Max movies, well, with the possible exception of Beyond Thunderdome. 7/10

More random thoughts

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Wow, It has certainly been a while since my last entry…

Anyway, I’ve been tempted (well, been tempted several times, over the last few years) to make a not-for-profit Furry/Brony/etc-public media relations group, with the aim of improving the public perception of Furries and Bronies through charitable deeds and mature discussion, and with a side-aim of developing a (sort of) code of conduct (mostly common sense) when behind the lens, or dealing with the media, in any way, shape or form.

I’ve even toyed with what to call it, and because it can span multiple fandoms, probably the best name is the “Improved Fandom Perceptions Working Group”.

However, at the current time, I don’t have the time to devote to a task such as this.

– NW

Reasons why I might block people on Social Media

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Because I was asked about these reasons, I thought I might make a post about this very thing. Because, seriously, if I block someone from accessing my account on any social media network, it’s always for a reason.

Here they are, in a nice list:

  • If you’re a dick to me or the people who I care about (especially when they’re going through an emotional upheaval)
    • Examples may include;
      • Showing a lack of respect towards
      • Talking behind the back of myself or those I care about (and I find out)
      • Rudeness
      • Group related conspiracies
  • If you perform criminal acts on those I care about
    • Examples may include;
      • Stealing from
      • Phishing
      • Hacking
      • Assault (Normal, or sexual)
  • Spamming my feed with comments or services that aren’t relevant to the topic.
    • Examples may include;
      • Those cialis and viagra ads
      • Fake job ads
      • Nigerian/other country prince scams
      • MMO Gold sellers

List may be updated later.

– NW

Random thoughts and musings

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It’s been a LONG time since my last, actual serious random thought post, but tonight, seeing as I can’t sleep, I thought that I might put down some of the stuff that’s been going through there.

My 2014 was a mixed bag, of both fun and bad times, I got severely reduced hours at work, and I’ve been getting some rather unusual digestive issues. Since then I’ve been trying my hardest to get a new job, but there doesn’t seem to be many genuine companies doing the hiring, and those that are have unrealistically high expectations…

I shouldn’t let myself get discouraged, but that is the sad truth of it all.

Some time this year, I want to do an Events certificate, probably a Cert III, followed by a cert IV, at a TAFE, probably Central, and then the diploma in events management. I WILL do it. I don’t need it, but it’s just to help me better help run certain events…

In other news, I am engaged to the love of my life, who keeps me happy :) <3

– NW

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Dingo reviews #2: The Sims 4 (Base game)

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Here’s my Sims 4 review (finally) yes, the review layout is pinched from one of my very early blog posts :P

Audio: The music in this game is a little repetitive if you’ve been playing for a fair while. But there are some really nice music tracks in the current selection, with hopefully more added in in later expansion packs. At the time of writing, the reviewer didn’t check if there was the ability to add custom music.
total: 6.5 (Good)
Graphics: Graphics are a substantial improvement over Sims 3, and supports pretty high resolutions, doesn’t look blurry.

Supports a good range of graphics cards, unlike Sims 3.

total: 8.5 (Very Good)
Gameplay: Like the other entries in the series, The gameplay in Sims 4 is that of a Life Simulator and is pretty free form in what you can do, there is no “end goal” and you can play however long or little you like.

As of the writing of this review, Sims 4 features far too many loading screens than is sane (this reviewer still states that NO PC game should have a loading screen of any kind)

There are also too many things missing between Sims 3 and this entry in the series, some of which were cut due to design decisions.

total: 5 (Average)
Value: Like the other games in the series, Assuming that one has an endless amount of cash to splurge, it can be a game with lots of content, there are user made free creations though, and as with any game that supports any degree of modding there’s always the advantages that come with that (like fixing bugs, removing undesired things, etc)

Note that at this time Sims 4 has very little content, much less than the previous sims games and as suck it is rated much lower than the previous.

total: 5 (Average)
OVERALL RATING: 6.25 (Above Average)
Difficulty: Pretty Easy to Just right
Learning Curve: 3 or more hours
Play Time: 30 hours total

– Nightwolf

Dingo reviews #1: The Sims 3 (Base game)

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Here’s my review of The Sims 3, Somewhat late, but better late then never.

Audio: The music in this game contains some really nice music tracks in the base selection, along with some decent sound effects. Better ones were added in in later expansion packs, and the ability to add in custom music was pretty neat.
total: 7.5 (Good)
Graphics:  
total: 8.5 (Very Good)
Gameplay:

The Gameplay in the sims series is that of a Life Simulator and is pretty free form in what you can do, there is no "end goal" and you can play however long or little you like.

In saying that, its quite addictive and once started, could leave someone playing through the night if they are not careful, and have enough store or expansion content to keep it fresh.

total: 6.5 (Average)
Value: Assuming one has an endless amount of cash to splurge, it can be a game with lots of content, there are user made free creations though, and as with any game that supports modding there’s always the advantages that come with that (like fixing bugs, removing undesired things, etc)
total: 6.5 (Average)
OVERALL RATING: 6.25 (Above Average)
Difficulty: Pretty Easy to Just right
Learning Curve: 3 or more hours
Play Time: 200 hours total

– Nightwolf

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