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 31 
 on: August 26, 2016, 12:05:29 PM 
Started by Lucca - Last post by Artimicia
Singapore!






 32 
 on: August 26, 2016, 12:01:31 PM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Artimicia
Artimicia, what part of the world do you hail from?

Oh ho! Hm I guess you got me sort of Tsundere, but I am from the magical land of California. I visited New York City a couple times, as well as a variety of other East Coast cities (primarily on a college search), but I've also been to Missouri, Florida, etc, Las Vegas, random places, etc.

I was just curious, you've put up a few cool pictures and have spoken of multiple areas you've visited, was just curious.

NP, but yeah I've also been to Hawaii (big island and then Kuai.. spelling?), as well as Europe including almost quite darn near the Netherlands (well ok maybe not, but yes Aachen on the border there), but primarily France and Switzerland.

I'm kind of bummed though, never been to an Asian country.... thought about studying abroad in Singapore but I got freaked by their laws, not because I was planning on breaking them, but precisely because they don't require mens rea for some offenses with serious punishment.

I also read a er... description of corporal punishment and I guess that just freaked me out, yeah they still just beat people over there... although... um... certainly not limited to Asian countries.

It's pretty dumb, in retrospect either A) It probably would of been fine (most people who went thought it was awesome), and B) Well, der, Japan! Haha, of course Japan had a program, given all the games I play, would of made sense to go, thought maybe something slightly different might be interesting.

Edit: I think I'll post pics of the cool stuff from Singapore that made me interested in going...

 33 
 on: August 26, 2016, 11:43:57 AM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Agent D.
Artimicia, what part of the world do you hail from?

Oh ho! Hm I guess you got me sort of Tsundere, but I am from the magical land of California. I visited New York City a couple times, as well as a variety of other East Coast cities (primarily on a college search), but I've also been to Missouri, Florida, etc, Las Vegas, random places, etc.




I was just curious, you've put up a few cool pictures and have spoken of multiple areas you've visited, was just curious.

 34 
 on: August 26, 2016, 11:42:38 AM 
Started by Yggdrasil - Last post by Rook
I made the 1+ hour trip to Alexandria to see Kingsglave last night. 6/10 that could have easily been an 8/10 if I heard everything.

The good:

First things first, the CGI and action scenes are beautiful. Despite being made (I assume) on modest budget I think Square is the best in the world at this eye-candy stuff. Its seems like for 20 years this company has wanted to go hollywood and they really could if they contracted with hollywood, producers, writers and established properties.

The meh:
The story. Its not bad there isn't much of it, pretty much standard JRPG story telling, which is all I expected. Evil Kingdom A wants to firaga Kingdom B into oblivion and this story focuses on mostly the people who where caught in the middle. Personally I don't think its a "must-see" before playing the game as the events could be explained in 10-15 minutes. I'd put it in the category of "would probably see". I also missed a lot because I was straining my ears to hear the dialouge which gets me to....

The Bad
Bang zoom did the dub and they usually do a bang up jerb. I'm skeptical of using hollywood actors for video games/anime projects because if there isn't Disney attached to the project they often phone it in for a nice paycheck. However they were professional. The sound mixing was atrocious though and whoever was in charge of it should probably be turbofired. I could barely hear any of these actors/actresses when there wasn't music and when there was (and it wasn't like the music was cranked up to eleventy) I couldn't hear them at all. It was a dub that needed subtitles coming from a person who didn't even put the subs option on XCX.

IMO: wait for the DVD. Watch it in japanese with subs where I assume you can hear everything and you'll enjoy it.  




 35 
 on: August 26, 2016, 11:26:08 AM 
Started by Taelus - Last post by Monsoon
^ can ya'll just POST what your essential 10 ends up being after both eps air?

Some of us don't have enough time to listen to everything.
I'm inclined not to.  The point is the journey and not the destination.  Someone else (staff or listener) is free to do so if they want, of course. 

This reads bougie as all get out. "I'm inclined to restrict access because I'd rather you just listen, even if you can't.  So I'm not going to do a favor for the plebes that would literally take me 30 seconds" 

People will still listen. Lots of people.  Just not me, possibly not ever again.

I don't see how putting up a recording for free counts as "restricting access." I suppose it's inconvenient if you are uninterested in the discussion and just want to see the final list, but I feel that's missing the point a little. And claiming my preference not to post a list is a form of classism ("bougie," "plebes") is ridiculous.

 36 
 on: August 26, 2016, 11:09:05 AM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by DHKany
I'm honestly surprised that so many people seem surprised by the blandness.  Did they honestly believe that such a small team was going to be able to craft a world that size and still manage to make every bit of it unique an interesting?  This has always been the issue with procedural generation.  Have we forgotten Spore?

Oh well, hindsight is 20/20 of course and it's not like I was shitting on the game early on either (though part of that is just not wanting to rain on people's parades...) but I was always kind of skeptical about whether this game would be any fun.  It's still a cool technical achievement though.

Given that Sean Murray pretty much outright lied about a lot of game features, as well as playing on some premade build of the game made to wow people, the consumers aren't necessarily at fault here. Hello Games pulled just as much shtick to hype the game up, regardless of how unrealistic their goals were (E3 2014 footage is also still being used on the game's store page on steam which is miles different from what's actually ingame).


 37 
 on: August 26, 2016, 10:59:44 AM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Artimicia
Artimicia, what part of the world do you hail from?

Oh ho! Hm I guess you got me sort of Tsundere, but I am from the magical land of California. I visited New York City a couple times, as well as a variety of other East Coast cities (primarily on a college search), but I've also been to Missouri, Florida, etc, Las Vegas, random places, etc.




 38 
 on: August 26, 2016, 10:56:10 AM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Agent D.
Artimicia, what part of the world do you hail from?

 39 
 on: August 26, 2016, 10:51:10 AM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Artimicia
Hm, a Tsundere city... interesting.

I guess maybe that's why it's at odds with me, cities are where you are surrounded by people, so I tend to think, well these must people who love to be around each other and talk and get to know each other, etc.

But then with NYC or some others, it's all these people stuffed together, so it's like... err.... don't know, the fact that all these people can be so proximate to each other, but then desire such strong isolation, I guess makes me despair of the human condition, Henry David Thoreau style (hey see I read sometimes other than manga and sci-fi mmhmm!)

I get what you are saying about the "all talk" kind of personality that is really actually just this sort of mellow thing in many ways, though... although, to be fair, sometimes crime rates can be pretty high as well in those major centers so...

 40 
 on: August 26, 2016, 10:44:40 AM 
Started by Taelus - Last post by glassjawsh
several enthusiasts from across the country scheduling time in to record a podcast for free, for everybody's listening pleasure, out of the goodness of their hearts and the love of video games, isn't quite what i'd describe as bougie

Oh God bless you, oh benevolent podcast creator, for bestowing your gift upon us. Truly, it is manna from heaven.

Who says "Out of the goodness of our hearts"? when referring to an internet commodity?  This isn't a charity, it's a niche website. You don't play and talk about VIDEO GAMES out of a desire to help the greater good.

UGH! The self-importance among some of the staff here can really rub me the wrong way.

Alright, I'll just leave this alone before I piss everyone off.

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