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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Arvis on Yesterday at 04:02:38 PM »
Playing PCE Engine stuff mostly -- Tenshi no Uta, Manjimaru, Rondo of Blood, Blood Gear, and Splash Lake in particular.

Also Secret of Mana (not a PCE game, obviously!)

Not really playing No Man's Sky since 1.3 made some changes I'm not really in love with (planet gen is a very noticeable step down from 1.24, animal gen is... off, the new biomes are very repetitive  because none of the new plants or plant-like... things they have are procedural/vary, also the more realistic plants really, really clash with the existing, more fantastical ones, and I'm not in love with the new HD textures), so I'm waiting to see if those get addressed at all or if I should just roll back to 1.24.

Booted up A-Train 9 for a bit and didn't really play it, just went into ride mode and... watched that, and it was nice, and I'd really like finding some mostly non-violent/low-violence city exploration thing, although one with more persistence and less alien-ness than say Bernband. Something like Persona 5 maybe but without the actually game-like elements. Guess this is a good excuse to go back and finish Shenmue.

Although most urban, explorationy things are more in the GTA-style so not at all non-violent and like...

I had this moment the other day that maybe speaks to my I pretty much don't play a lot of modern games anymore, but I was watching someone stream the new Monster Hunter game the other day and half-way through whatever hunt that was, the target monster starts limping and trying to run away from the player, which is a visual cue that the boss is getting low on health and what you're doing is working, etc. But like, mentally I'm registering this as "this is a hurt and scared animal" and I had to shut the stream off because it was making me really uncomfortable?

This was his last post, back at the end of August (although I guess he's logged in and lurked as recently as mid-September?) so maybe No Man's Sky is just really that good now?
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General Discussions / Re: Youtube
« Last post by Kevadu on Yesterday at 03:22:56 PM »
Want to see some seriously cool tech?

Off-shore wind farms are not a new idea but until these were made all existing installations were built on columns attached directly to the sea floor.  That limits them to fairly shallow water.  These ones actually float and only have to be anchored to the sea floor, which means they can be constructed in deep water.  This not only means there are a lot more places you could theoretically build wind farms, there are also stronger and steadier winds when you go out to sea.  Theoretically there's enough wind energy in deep waters to meet the entire world's energy demand for the foreseeable future...of course actually harnessing it is another story.  This particularly installation is rather expensive for the energy it generates.  But then it's also a first of its kind and we can expect the technology to get cheaper as it matures.

The turbines themselves are also just friggin huge.  6 MW from a single turbine.  You have to admire the engineering that goes into a project like this.

Edit: I think it's also interesting to note that the company that built this originally specialized it building off-shore oil rigs.  It makes a lot of sense that they would be able to leverage that expertise to make other off-shore structures, but there is a bit of irony there.
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Starmongoose on Yesterday at 03:19:33 PM »
I also miss him. :(
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Arvis on Yesterday at 02:04:44 PM »
What happened to that funny guy with the avatar of Macha's face glitching through a chair in Xenosaga who played all those weird import RPGs?
Yeah, Mesh hasn't been around in ages....hope he's doing ok.

Right!  Yes, @MeshGearFox that's the guy.  I miss him.
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Agent D. on Yesterday at 01:48:24 PM »
What happened to that funny guy with the avatar of Macha's face glitching through a chair in Xenosaga who played all those weird import RPGs?
Yeah, Mesh hasn't been around in ages....hope he's doing ok.
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been sick. watching the first season of Pushing Daisies. Along with Dead Like Me, Bryan Fuller has made two of the most bizarre and visually impressive tv shows this side of a wes anderson script.

Shame they were both cancelled after their second season.
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Aeolus on Yesterday at 12:10:28 PM »
Yeah, the Pahn vs *Spoiler* fight.

I don't think you need to spoiler who you have to fight since the game literally starts out by telling you that he's a high ranking general within the Empire you're inevitably going to topple. Now subjects like whether he joins, dies, ends up as a rival who becomes King while you're fighting the monsters would qualify, or even discussing the various outcomes of whichever fight you have with him, be it one or multiple, would more likely constitute as spoilers.

Meanwhile, Suki 2's only unwinnable boss fights are with Neclord because humans are apparently a miserable pile of secrets, and you need like the entire cast of a Castlevania game to bring him down for good.

As for Suki 3, Yuber and Serah. 'Nuff said.
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Starmongoose on Yesterday at 11:22:03 AM »
Yeah, the Pahn vs *Spoiler* fight.
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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Asian Drama Thread
« Last post by Arvis on Yesterday at 11:17:12 AM »
Bro, I only just now finished One More Happy Ending, so I'm way behind.  The wife is rewatching Pinocchio right now, which is fine with me because 1) That's one of the best dramas ever, and 2) it gives me more time to game.

Go Back Couple, Revolutionary Love, and one of the ones you mentioned (BTLIOF) are all on my radar, as far as Airing dramas.  But I have no idea if I'll actually dive in soon or not.

I've heard mixed things from The Best Hit, what was your impression?
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Arvis on Yesterday at 11:13:25 AM »
What happened to that funny guy with the avatar of Macha's face glitching through a chair in Xenosaga who played all those weird import RPGs?
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