Plus, the seizure lawsuit didn't really hurt the popularity (or profitability) of Pokemon. I wonder if the lawsuit didn't in fact make the game more popular among a certain sector of gamers.
I bet I'm not the only one who thinks, upon seeing the seizure warning at the beginning of video games, "Oh, this gonna be good".
It is to SF what The Lord of the Rings is to fantasy
That says it all, right there.
and one of the greatest pieces of world creation ever written.
No matter what you think of the book, I hope you don't believe that every movie version has to stick slavishly to "canon".
A good workmanlike book? It is to SF what The Lord of the Rings is to fantasy, and one of the greatest pieces of world creation ever written.
I doubt it would have been as good as you think. HE wanted to change some major plot devices like the role of *Melange*.
It didn't have to be as good as I think. It only had to be a singular vision from a cinematic shaman. With all the sequels and "re-boots", it's not like any one film has to be THE film. Just look at the Lynch version. Even with all the holes and miscues, bad decisions and questionable choices, it's still a terrific experience. Better in many ways than the book.
I trust genius. Herbert wrote a good, workmanlike book, but Jodorowsky, like Lynch, is a visionary.
I can't think of Frank Herbert's Dune without sadness over the fact that Alejandro Jodorowsky didn't get to finish his movie version.
Where the real 'Murikans hang out on the 4th of July.
Because we know Alex Jones would never, ever say anything that's not the God's truth.
Drones will give me an opportunity to test my proximity-fused skyrocket.
Drones will give me an opportunity to test my flechette minigun.
Operators seemed to be much more polite. It is possible that the military co-opting of the word, "drone," followed by civilian adoption of it has led to a change in operational attitudes.
Did you hover your model airplanes over big crowds of people?
This is not to say that highly immersive simulations are riskless; I'd personally want to be either sitting down, or in a decent sized room with no sharp-edge furniture and ideally a cushy carpet if I were going to play some VR horror sim that is likely to cause me to jump wildly and potentially fall over; but that's basically the same precaution I would apply to playing some Wii kiddie game that involves flailing around wildly so the accelerometers pick up my input.
Given that you are, effectively, blindfolded; and being fed spurious(relative to the room you are actually in) visual stimuli; VR gaming is going to require more caution than flat screen gaming, especially if standing up and moving around are involved; but "VR: It's So Scary You'll Die in Real Life!!!" doesn't seem like a major issue.
I imagine that one or two of us here may have had the misfortune of accidentally sticking a finger into an active case/CPU fan at some point. The zestier 80mm, and most of the 120s, will draw blood and possibly take a nail off without much trouble(though they might throw a blade doing so, and then tear their bearings apart, which can be fun to watch). Observe that those sorts of fans are too feeble to lift off. The same is not true of drone propellors. They can, and will, give you a pretty decent slashing.
Barring substantial bad luck, it'll mostly be surface soft tissue damage, lots of blood and maybe a little scarring but no serious long-term effects; but still not what you want to have happen.
the physical reaction to the experience could lead to death.
Horror movies used to have these warnings, and like this one, they were nothing but marketing.
Here's a poster from an old William Castle horror flick where they promise to insure you for $1000 against death by fright.
And you know what? I bet at some point someone died of natural causes by watching a movie, just as someone will die of natural causes from watching a VR game. Nobody's going to "die of fright" from playing a CAPCOM horror game.
Also, in popular culture a "ban" is almost always a great way to promote sales. CAPCOM's just trying to sell some video games with a more sophisticated, up-to-date version of, "If you have heart disease or are weak of constitution, you should DEFINITELY NOT see this film!".
They certainly hold all the patents that they can surrounding that; but if somebody else has a sufficiently distinct alloy that also doesn't crystalize during cooling, they just need to avoid stepping on any trademarks.
However, there appears to be almost nothing about this 'Turing Robotic Industries' except a couple of sites with the same 3d renders and vague puffery. Is 'cryptic' just what all the cool kids are doing these days, or is this the ever delightful scent of vaporware?
2015? Really? Don't make me laugh.
You're completely clueless, aren't you? As long as you've been around here, you honestly don't know what those dates mean? And what they don't?