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2251  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 17, 2012, 08:19:02 PM
I decided to take up powerbocking for some reason.

WTF is powerbocking, you ask?  It's what the folks in this video are doing.  Though I imagine in my case there's going to be a lot more falling down and injuring myself.
2252  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nomura: "New titles take priority over Final Fantasy VII Remake" on: May 17, 2012, 01:25:35 AM
Instead of 'trying to make new games match/top VII' how about they just, I don't know, worry about generally making a 'great' game 'by modern standards' for a change?

They did, it's called Type-0.  Crikey that game needs to be localized...
2253  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Game-opinions no one else agrees with. on: May 16, 2012, 04:22:45 PM
I've never really liked any of Blizzard's games.
2254  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Naughty Dog's The Last of Us on: May 16, 2012, 12:49:53 PM
New trailer.  This one seems to focus on the humans-fighting-humans aspect.
2255  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdoms of Amalur on: May 16, 2012, 12:24:47 PM
Keep in mind that 38 Studios has mostly been throwing money at their unreleased MMORPG.  Amalur was a side project that they picked up from a third party.  It could well be profitable on its own (though certainly not hugely profitable), but it's not enough to save this company from its own mismanagement.
2256  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Games you've basically "Memorized" on: May 16, 2012, 01:31:22 AM
Final Fantasy VI was definitely the first game that reached this point for me (hence the avatar...).  I've lost track of how many times I've played it through start to finish.  I'm pretty sure I've managed to discover just about every secret in that game without ever using a guide...

Planescape: Torment might also qualify.

But I don't have the time to play games like that anymore.  These days I'm lucky if I even finish a game once. 
2257  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gust announces new Atelier game: Atelier Meruru on: May 16, 2012, 12:28:05 AM
Just got an email from NISA saying that this game has been delayed a week because of manufacturing issues.  It was supposed to be the 22nd but now it's the 29th.
2258  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Getting psyched for Gungnir on: May 14, 2012, 02:05:57 AM
I've never been able to find Riviera, which is a drag as I'd actually like to play it regardless.

It's on the PSN, you know.  Pretty cheap too, if I recall.

Oops, that was already pointed out.  Never mind.
2259  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 13, 2012, 12:40:34 AM
It seems like every month there's a new Atelier game announced. For the uninitiated (me) it feels like there's hundreds of those games.

Well, they do make about one a year.  And then around here people talk about them twice, once when the Japanese release is announced and again when they get localized...
2260  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 10, 2012, 02:43:27 AM
You meet bronies?
2261  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 09, 2012, 12:18:42 AM


WTF is a dividend tax? What are income tax rates at now anyway? Mine seem pretty low this year although it's not something I pay attention to.

Capital gains tax, which for some insane reason got capped at 15% in 2008 (it used to be treated the same as any other income).  This is the reason why people like Mitt Romney pay a lower tax rate than a lot of middle class folks, since all their income is in capital gains.
2262  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gust announces new Atelier game: Atelier Meruru on: May 06, 2012, 09:42:34 PM
Bonus stuff aside, is anyone else gonna be taking this one over Dragons Dogma at the end of the month other than me?

Not at all, this is probably my most-anticipated release right now.
2263  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tetsuya Nomura on Versus XIII and Next Kingdom Hearts: "Keep waiting... please?" on: May 06, 2012, 09:41:52 PM
Screw Versus, just bring Type-0 out in English...
2264  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime Comedies? on: May 04, 2012, 01:19:15 PM
Honestly, I very nearly recommended B Gata H Kei myself.  It's a funny show, but more than that it pretty much flies in the face of what you would expect from that description.  I know that these days if you think anime+anything sexual people automatically assume the worst, but B Gata H Kei is actually quite subdued.  It deals with sexual themes, yes, but not explicitly.  There's hardly any fanservice at all.

But perhaps most refreshing is the fact that Yamada, the main character, is actually a fleshed-out person with human motivations and insecurities. 
(It might help that the author of the manga is actually a woman)  Don't get me wrong, she's still a total weirdo--which is kind of what makes the show funny--but she definitely isn't some cardboard cutout character archetype.

Anyway, just don't judge it by a one-line description.  It's actually a pretty good show.
2265  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime Comedies? on: May 04, 2012, 12:24:52 AM
I second the recommendations of School Rumble and Azumanga Daioh.  Especially School Rumble, honestly.  That's actually one of my favorite shows and I feel it's pretty underrated.  (And it's not a romantic comedy.  Romance is more like a subject matter or setting, it's not a show that takes relationships seriously.)

If you can actually find it, Here is Greenwood is an oldie but goodie.  It's just a 6 episode OVA but it's hilarious.

Edit: Also, check out Sket Dance.  It's a currently airing show but Crunchyroll has it.
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