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Comparative Opinions: Statute of Limitations – Episode 20

Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! Hosts Holly and David spoil the world talking about the Statute of Limitations for spoilers! I think the main recent spoilers we discuss are from 2014 or older. If there are things you’re worried about being spoiled about, be warned! Otherwise, it’s a discussion of how long is right before you start talking spoilers for different media.

Comparative Opinions is a weekly half-hour-ish podcast hosted on ComparativeGeeks.com. Subscribe for new episodes every Sunday!

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Music is by Scott Gratton: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Gratton/Intros_and_Outros

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First Impressions – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

From what we were seeing online, the Internet decided that there was to be no spoilers for Episode VII, Star Wars: The Force Awakens until after January 1. We decided to stick with that – but it means it’s time we can talk about it.

But first, I am fascinated by the self-imposed statute of limitations that was placed on this movie. So often with the Internet, it feels like we have people racing in to spoil things – or else just casually mentioning things then laughing and saying “spoiler warning” after the fact. But when people really respect something – both in advance, and after seeing it – they seem to really protect the spoilers. Stop themselves. It happened before with Bioshock Infinite, and it happened with Star Wars.

We got the chance to get to the theaters and see it once, and sadly probably won’t catch it a second time until it’s out to rent. And like us, lots of people got to see the movie over a period of time over the holidays. Tickets went on sale crazy in advance, so that’s just how that goes. But unlike us, I’m thinking a lot of people have gotten to see it multiple times by now – given it’s broken so many records and made so much money so far.

But that’s why I say first impression – because this is just some of my first thoughts, as I slog through all the hype, all the excitement and anticipation, and while I really want more viewings to form a more solid opinion.

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Upcoming Plans on Comparative Geeks!

Hello dear readers!

Holly and I are headed on vacation for a bit, and we’ve done our best to have things continue running here on Comparative Geeks in our absence. We might check in on WiFi occasionally, but for comments and all, sorry in advance for slow response!

Here’s the upcoming calendar of events:

This week

We have a few pieces of media we’re considering this week – Big Hero 6, and the Doctor Who: Series 8 finale. Meanwhile on our Tumblr, we’re dipping back into our Dragon Age past, because Dragon Age: Inquisition comes out next week! We have our special edition preordered, and it should be here when we get back, waiting and glorious.

We have not caught Interstellar before leaving, and are planning on seeing it on vacation in a fancy theater if we can. It’s almost 3 hours! I’m super excited for this movie, but discussion of the film will have to wait, so hopefully you are interested too and are going to go see it!

Next Week

Next week we are finally doing something we have been waiting to do: we are exploring Bioshock Infinite. This was a title that we loved from last year, though we took a while playing it. Luckily, even taking a while at it, no one spoiled us on it. In fact, we saw several times online in articles or videos where people actively stopped themselves from saying anything, from spoiling it. This was a hush-hush game that people chose to be hush-hush about.

I wrote about the statute of limitations with this game, and how it seems to really be hanging on. In that spirit, we waited to write about the game, and we’re letting you know we’re going to do it all at once in the one week. So if you still haven’t played the game and intend to, this might not be the safest place next week! Also, our Tumblr will be sharing some of the art/scenes from the game as well to go along with it.

Thanksgiving Week

For Thanksgiving week, we have some guest posts for you, both from some returning guest bloggers, and from a new one! I hope you love them, and we are very thankful to them for helping us out to make it through being away from the blog.

On the Tumblr, we’ll be sharing out some advance images leading up to the Black Friday post, I suppose, so if you’re not following us on Tumblr, give it a look!

We will definitely be around and back by December, but until then, have an excellent month!

Five Great Parts of Bioshock Infinite

I recently talked about how Bioshock Infinite is still under the protection of the Statute of Limitations. However, I have now beaten it, and have gotten Holly started playing it, so I want to talk about the game a bit at least.

I don’t feel like enough time has passed for me to really say, but this is a contender for being one of my favorite games ever. And I don’t want to just say it – I am mulling over several of the reasons. So after the success of my post about Five Great Parts of Final Fantasy VIII – here are five great parts of Bioshock Infinite! I would say there are gameplay spoilers, but I will try to avoid plot spoilers!

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Bioshock Infinite and the Statute of Limitations

This hasn’t been a great year for me playing videogames. Been so busy, so many things going on (not least of which is Comparative Geeks…) that I have a number of games that are incomplete. I have mentioned my thoughts on Diablo 3, which Holly and I should beat here at some point soon on the console (which I have also reviewed). I wanted to get Dragon Age 2 beaten, but still have not moved past the decision point I wrote about before (plus, how much will my save game matter now?). I still need to beat Final Fantasy XIII-2, though like Dragon Age 2, I have seen the end because Holly beat it. I am close to beating Final Fantasy Dimensions, but still haven’t. KotOR I have reached the point where it’s more open-ended where I go… twice. Holly beat Portal 2 recently, and I still need to finish the single player for that.

Really just a lot on the table.

So what game have I been playing? I have finally been getting back to Bioshock Infinite and working on beating it, and the further I get, the harder it is to put down! I am glad I did pick it back up, because it is phenomenal. There’s so much to say about it!

Winner of over 80 awards... so it says on my preorder copy of the game. Those are awards they got before the game came out.

Winner of over 80 awards… so it says on my preorder copy of the game. Those are awards they got before the game came out.

And yet, I don’t feel like I can. Every time I see someone start a conversation about Bioshock Infinite, they cut themselves off. They’ve been respectful of spoilers. And so I feel like I need to be too – because the game experience, unspoiled, is fantastic. So spoilers not ahead for Bioshock Infinite! Continue reading