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 on: Today at 03:24:08 PM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Aeolus
No, I mean, I get preferring one over the other, but absolutely hating one and automatically preferring the other in every single instance without exception or objectivity is.... odd.  Such a small, unimportant thing to be zealous over.

Normally, I wouldn't care one way or the other but between XBCX's mediocrity and how some of the best moments in the JP version were due to Azura's JP VA's songs, I'm a bit more gun shy than I would normally be (which is more than I felt compared to everything else surrounding this prerelease clusterfuck).

It was also something that was included (albeit bugged) in Awakening.

I'll be honest: you lost me completely with this post.  But that's normal for me, as I do not pay nearly as much attention to gaming culture nuances as I used to.

However, I'll say that for every handful of instances where localization "ruined" something, there's at least one example of the localization making a foreign product better.  The English dubs of Cowboy Bebop, Steins;Gate, and even Naruto being good examples.

But ultimately, sub/dub rarely "ruins" any product.  Fans just inflate its importance so much that they ruin it themselves with their bias.

*Invalid opinion detected*

Sorry, but even if your viewpoint is correct, Naruto sucks no matter what side of the Pacific you're viewing it on. You need to Git Gud at swinging that logic hammer of yours around, especially in regards to replying to a post that isn't making the point you think its making.

To clarify, my previous post was not at all about that retarded Subs v Dubs argument, but about concern over a localization decision that might negatively impact my enjoyment of the game compared to all the other localization decisions that people were getting up in arms about even though they were about stupid nonsense or matters that were blown way out of proportion to begin with.

And my concern mostly stems from the fact that SPOILERS
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the Black/Dark Blue Dress that was among the first things publicly shown about the game was ultimately regulated to one cutscene on one version of the game and nowhere else, and I'm still pissed about that (it should've been used throughout the majority of Nohr, it would have been perfectly timed with that stupid meme). All I want is for that one scene to be good, which is was in the JP version because it was set to a Latin/Salsa-esque song (pardon my weak musical genre-fu). Also, the fever of the rhythm and the beat was a literal plot point, hence my concern that we need the fever, the rhythm and the beat.

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 on: Today at 02:46:18 PM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Arvis
That's pretty nuts, natros.  Even if it's not "malicious", I would feel violated by that.

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 on: Today at 02:40:34 PM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Arvis
No, I mean, I get preferring one over the other, but absolutely hating one and automatically preferring the other in every single instance without exception or objectivity is.... odd.  Such a small, unimportant thing to be zealous over.

Normally, I wouldn't care one way or the other but between XBCX's mediocrity and how some of the best moments in the JP version were due to Azura's JP VA's songs, I'm a bit more gun shy than I would normally be (which is more than I felt compared to everything else surrounding this prerelease clusterfuck).

It was also something that was included (albeit bugged) in Awakening.

I'll be honest: you lost me completely with this post.  But that's normal for me, as I do not pay nearly as much attention to gaming culture nuances as I used to.

However, I'll say that for every handful of instances where localization "ruined" something, there's at least one example of the localization making a foreign product better.  The English dubs of Cowboy Bebop, Steins;Gate, and even Naruto being good examples.

But ultimately, sub/dub rarely "ruins" any product.  Fans just inflate its importance so much that they ruin it themselves with their bias.

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 on: Today at 02:36:40 PM 
Started by Dice - Last post by OrsonFury
A sigh's not just a sigh - it's a fundamental life-sustaining reflex
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/feb/08/a-sighs-not-just-a-sigh-its-a-fundamental-life-sustaining-reflex

Intriguing stuff! There's more going on the body with oxygen, blood flow and state of mind when it comes to coping with stress and depression. Gotta release them neuropeptides to keep the alveoli reinflating to fend off threats to the lymphatic system and more.

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 on: Today at 12:18:26 PM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Aeolus
No, I mean, I get preferring one over the other, but absolutely hating one and automatically preferring the other in every single instance without exception or objectivity is.... odd.  Such a small, unimportant thing to be zealous over.

Normally, I wouldn't care one way or the other but between XBCX's mediocrity and how some of the best moments in the JP version were due to Azura's JP VA's songs, I'm a bit more gun shy than I would normally be (which is more than I felt compared to everything else surrounding this prerelease clusterfuck).

It was also something that was included (albeit bugged) in Awakening.

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 on: Today at 11:52:06 AM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by natros
I think someone is remotely accessing my Roku box, or something. I'm not sure what the hell is going on... It started about a week ago. I will be right in the middle of watching something, and the screen will flash over to what looks like a desktop screen (of sorts - doesn't look like a Windows or Linux desktop - admittedly, I'm not too familiar with Mac desktops). A mouse cursor will appear, and will start moving around. I see the name of my Roku box on the screen, among a list of other things. It looks like my Roku is being accessed (a progress bar will appear next to the name of my Roku, and fill up). Then, the cursor will typically move around some more, and then select some kind of weird icon. Usually, it leads to a music streaming service (Like iHeartRadio, etc.). The last time, it selected a nearby radio station in Milwaukee (I live in northeastern Illinois). Once the service starts playing, the mouse cursor stops moving, and screen will reset back to the Roku main menu after a few seconds. It doesn't seem like anything malicious is going on (from what I can see, anyway).

...I've tried to search for it online, but can find no instances of this happening to anyone else. That in itself is irritating.
After the first few times it happened, I changed my router's SSID and password. It still continued to happen afterward, so either someone that lives near me is VERY good at hacking wifi routers, or the issue isn't related to said router. It doesn't seem like anyone is hacking my actual internet service (as far as I can tell, anyway). None of my other devices (phones; laptop; PS3) have been exhibiting strange behavior.
It happened again last night while I was watching something, so I then changed my SSID and password again, and made the network hidden. I turned off screen mirroring on both my TV and the Roku, and changed my Roku box's name. It didn't happen again after that, but that's not saying much. Sometimes there would be a day or two in between. I'm also getting into the habit of leaving my Roku unplugged when it's not in use.

Now that I think about, what I see when it happens reminds me a lot of when people from our corporate office's IT dept will access our desktops with PC Anywhere. It's similar behavior, but.. is that possible with a Roku, if someone doesn't have my internet password? I'm wondering if Rokus have their own accessible IP address...

Annoying...



EDIT: Managed to find a few very small pages on the subject. In similar cases, it seems to have been a case of screen mirroring. Problem is, if that's the case with me, it could mean someone is hacking my wifi network - apparently repeatedly. From what I understand, that's the only way to have access to local screen mirroring.
I admittedly forgot to check the history of connected devices when changing settings on the router last night. I'm going to check that tonight, and change the wifi password to some ridiculously long and complex string of random crap while I'm in there. I'm also going to change the password for the actual router.
Hopefully, all of this will help... Don't like the idea of someone having free access to my shit.

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 on: Today at 11:02:24 AM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by mrchoppy
I tend to back any kickstarter that promises to be a successor to FFT or Tactics Ogre, just in the off chance we might get a good modern SRPG.    Looks like this one isnt going to pan out, but i dont back anything unless im prepared to lose it.     As a genre all the good stuff is still the older titles.    The only newer series i play are Disgaea and Fire Emblem and they dont quite hit the target.    Dont get me wrong i like Disgaea's grindyness and goofy story up to a point, but it doesnt compare to the "Game of Thrones like" storyline of Tactics Ogre.   GRRM modelled Cersei on Catiua you know....(yes i did make that up)   As for Fire Emblem i am looking forward to Fates whenever they decide on a European release date, but i'm expecting the maps to be tactically pretty simple and the gameplay to involve a lot of waves of enemy reinforcements.   Sorry im going off topic into a state of the SRPG...


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 on: Today at 10:42:05 AM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Arvis
No, I mean, I get preferring one over the other, but absolutely hating one and automatically preferring the other in every single instance without exception or objectivity is.... odd.  Such a small, unimportant thing to be zealous over.

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 on: Today at 10:35:55 AM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Hathen
I think Japanese voice actors are generally better if only because it's a much more prestigious choice of profession (and thus attracts more talent) when compared to VAs in the West. Admittedly things have been getting better in the West as far as that goes.

Or you can just ignore the above and make fun of me for liking hammy Japanese theatrics.

Either way, I'll live. I lived through Megaman 8, Shining Force III and Mortal Kombat 4.

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 on: Today at 10:27:49 AM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Arvis
(also fwiw the OMG IF MY CANDIDATE LOSES THE WORLD WILL LITERALLY END mentality gets kind of adsfasdofu to watch once you've grown out of it.).


it's funny, because every 4 years in the US, half of the country thinks this, and yet the world never ends and we all muddle through.

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