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Speculation Nation / Re: Am I the only one who...
« on: August 14, 2018, 08:54:23 AM »
just wants to know the origins of Slan, Void, SK and Zodd and be done with the manga?

What about Conrad's origins?! AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO CARES ABOUT WHAT TRULY MATTERS ANYMORE?

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: August 11, 2018, 08:29:55 PM »
For fun name your faves (mine: SotN & Metroid... FUSION! Wally will be sickened =)

Simon's Quest, obviously. :iva:

what'd you think of Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (assuming you played it)?

It's neat, love the callbacks to classic CV. That being said I haven't had the courage to go through the NG+ for now. I have high hopes for the main game, whenever it'll drop.

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Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: August 11, 2018, 08:26:50 PM »
There's also a new video for Red Dead Redemption 2 that looks promising, but there hasn't been else much about it for a game so close to launch and I'm still not sure if I should grab it for PS4 or wait for a possible PC release, and would that still come to Steam or a Rockstar app, etc etc. I'll probably just grab it on PS4 for the ease and instant gratification rather than the longer upside of a PC version (got to make the same call with Sekiro, which we know is coming to PC).

Red Dead Redemption 1 still hasn't been released on PC, so... probably better not to wait.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: August 10, 2018, 07:31:59 PM »
Also, do you still need to buy all the DLC individually with crazy expensive EA/Bioware points or some shit? I think I figured out that it'd still cost hundreds of dollars to do it all and it's a shame that shit never got appropriately reduced in price or bundled in a final edition of games or trilogy. Correct me if I'm wrong, please. I still haven't done the Shadow Broker or Citadel DLCs because of that. I could just buy those two, but I'm so far removed from it and if they don't want me to ever be able to actually afford the whole experience, fuck 'em, I'll move on.

Buying the games and DLC is easy enough, but not exactly cheap. Here are the three links you need:

https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/mass-effect/mass-effect-trilogy
https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/mass-effect/mass-effect-2/addon/mass-effect-2-dlc-bundle
https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/mass-effect/mass-effect-3/addon/mass-effect-3-dlc-bundle

Still playing Hollow Knight and getting deeper into the gameplay and collectibles and the size of the game is actually wearing on me because I feel like I'm reaching the end game but after 20 some hours it's feeling like more of the same and like I just passed the point of diminishing returns on new and exciting depths and features. Still enjoying it, and maybe I'm just tired from the heat, but I'm not firing it up now excited about last night's unfinished business left to explore, but more like, "Ok, what's next, I'm tired of searching the same corridors, how to I reach the next boss on the map." :ganishka: It might just be time to stop taking it as it comes and smelling the roses and hunker down with the earnest intent to get it done.

Yeah. I finished it at what's probably 99.99% completion when it came out and it's a great game, but it doesn't reach the heights of those it looks up to.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 357
« on: August 09, 2018, 06:48:12 AM »
As expected. I'm eager to see where the story will go.

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Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: August 08, 2018, 08:04:52 PM »
Aaz will be happy to see what the new Smash Bros video whipped up. :ganishka:

I was, and even before you posted about it! :iva: That reveal video was great. Love the focus on classic CV.

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserkian artifacts in museums
« on: August 06, 2018, 04:27:04 PM »
I figured but didn't see any references to it.

Not surprising, must be buried in some old thread. Either way it doesn't hurt to point it out again. :serpico:

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserkian artifacts in museums
« on: August 06, 2018, 04:01:27 PM »
This cathedral in 293 is based on Reims Cathedral

Yeah, I believe this was pointed out at the time.

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Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 90
« on: August 05, 2018, 08:00:50 PM »
Just wanted to say that this is my favorite podcast of yours and thanks for the transcript. TBH it's the ideal FAQ and should be a prerequisite for commenting here and DEFINITELY on Reddit.  Appreciate all you guys and gals do and that you keep your standards so high for this website and the podcast.

Thanks! It's fans like you that motivate us to keep going.

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Manga Mausoleum / Re: Volume 40 release
« on: August 02, 2018, 05:43:02 PM »
According to Amazon the volume will have 180 pages.

That sounds like there will only be one more episode in the volume (so... seven episodes total). For reference volume 39 has 196 pages.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: August 02, 2018, 09:51:00 AM »
Playing Hollow Knight on switch, there is a character who is an obvious nod to Guts. He says, "Though my stature is small, I bear a dark soul and a tendency to go berserk in battle." and "You wouldn't have the guts to face me anyways." The game is a challenging metroidvania game with a pretty cool story.

Worth noting is that the characters in this section were Kickstarter rewards and therefore the input of a fan and not the developers. Still cool though.

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Creation Station / Re: Casca Coloring
« on: August 02, 2018, 09:48:21 AM »
Pretty damn good for a first try!

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Looking good!

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Speculation Nation / Re: I wanna hear some meta theory discussion
« on: July 31, 2018, 09:45:40 AM »
On the bright side there are legitamate online translations of Berserk now, so DH won't get away with improvised translations.

I'm looking forward to how they retroactively justify getting Danan's gender wrong.

Dark Horse's monstrous failure isn't that they got the gender wrong, it's the fact they didn't translate the name and just kept it in rōmaji. That was insane.
Translating "花吹雪く王" as "King of the Flower Storm" isn't incorrect, and I think Miura clearly meant to surprise the reader regarding Danan's gender. However Dark Horse chose to half-translate it as "Hanafubuku King", which is meaningless and bafflingly stupid. It's like calling Guts the "Black Kenshi" instead of "Black Swordsman", or Griffith the "Hirakino Falcon" instead of the "Falcon of Light".

And once again, I feel I have to point out that in doing so they seemed to mindlessly reproduce an error that originated here. When episode 237 originally came out, Puella immediately proposed the proper translation for the name: "King of the Flower Storm" (which we ultimately revised as "Sovereign of the Flower Storm" after learning of Danan's gender). But Saiki, who was among those of our members that provided translations for us at the time, wasn't happy with it... but also didn't know how to translate it otherwise. So he left it as "Hanafubuku King" while saying he couldn't think of something proper (he never spent too long on his translations...). In turn, that translation ended up being stolen and used in scanlations. And I guess that inspired Dark Horse to follow suit?

But we knew all along what the proper translation was... And while it's Ok for people on the Internet to be wrong, it's unforgivable for a professional edition to contain that sort of gross mistake.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: Episode IX
« on: July 30, 2018, 09:01:01 PM »
Honestly not interested in this at all after the previous two movies (not even talking about the spin-offs, I doubt I'll ever watch Solo).

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Berserk Merchandise / Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
« on: July 29, 2018, 09:54:27 PM »
Pretty bummed about the Isidro, he looks super silly. Way to cartoon-ish and does not match the rest of the line. The Schierke is just okay, some improvements could be made.

I think they both look great.

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Berserk Merchandise / Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
« on: July 29, 2018, 10:36:37 AM »
Prime1's new reveals from WF2018S. (Btw the new Guts is 1/3rd scale... holy moly)

Thanks for posting these, Derek! They're all awesome and easily some of the best statues that have ever been produced for Berserk. It's especially refreshing to see such character diversity and likeness after years of infinitesimal variations and botched faces from AOW.

That being said I must agree with Maiku. At this point it's hard to know whether these are just prototypes or will eventually come to market (and if so, when).

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Apparently one of the generals we briefly see is Hector, the player character from the PS2 game Curse of Darkness. http://castlevania.wikia.com/wiki/Hector

Hmm. Seems flimsy but why not.

I've only played a handful of the Castlevania games (none of the 3D ones) so I'm not familiar with a lot of the series characters and lore.

I've played almost all of the games except the two PS2 ones (they were arguably not very good). There's honestly tons of characters and monsters to pick from, but their interest can vary a lot. I'm going to stay positive and hope this improves on the first season.

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A trailer for Castlevania season 2 has finally been released

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbb8zPQBmOw&ab_channel=Netflix

Looks sick.

I remember seeing complaints about the first season not having monsters from the games. In the trailer I could see the Slogra (0:20-0:23 and 1:22) and Gaibon (1:38) enemies from Super Castlevania and Symphony.

I enjoyed the first season (which was really just a movie cut in 4 parts), however I worry that they're planning to stretch this out as much as they can. Maybe there's a split second shot of a Slogra-like throwaway creature in the trailer, but we're treated to a lot of exposures to Dracula's "generals" that look like generic vampire villains to me. Let's hope they'll transform (like apostles) into more memorable enemies.

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Speculation Nation / Re: I wanna hear some meta theory discussion
« on: July 28, 2018, 10:02:27 AM »
Do they sell digital volumes?

That store only sells digital magazines and volumes, and the link I provided lists all Berserk volumes.

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Speculation Nation / Re: I wanna hear some meta theory discussion
« on: July 27, 2018, 04:22:18 PM »
I can't say I hate Dark Horse, but Berserk could definitely use another publisher for the English speakers.

Honestly, I really would just like for them (or any other publisher) to invest enough money into getting a good translation done. It's not like it would ruin them either. The problem is that translating manga doesn't pay well at all, so (surprise) it's rare that the job is done well. Of course, even then this particular mistake is quite glaring.

Btw Aazealh, do you own the French volumes? If so, how are they in comparison?

Sorry, I don't. My understanding is that the French translation is pretty bad.

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Speculation Nation / Re: I wanna hear some meta theory discussion
« on: July 27, 2018, 03:33:57 PM »
Is it trying  to convey  a sort  of  emphatic  silence, or suspense?

Yeah.

Maybe it's a nuance only native speakers can figure out.

Just so you know, there are many hundreds of lines in Berserk that contain nuances only native speakers can understand.

Even so, to get from this all the way to literally "God" is pretty ridiculous.

Yeah. Interestingly, that error was first made here, on SK.net, in December 2000. Back then fan translations were done by people with relatively poor knowledge of Japanese, but they were better than nothing. So we can forgive Cronus, who translated it, for making that mistake at the time. What's very strange is the fact Dark Horse somehow made the same improbable error eight years later while supposedly using a professional translator. I have no proof, but if I'm honest what immediately sprang to my mind was the fact they probably just looked at our older translations (which are still available online but really shouldn't be used as reference) and based their version on that. Two of Dark Horse's editors have had accounts on our forum, and I personally saw one of them, Samantha Robertson, looking at our translations through the logs around that time. They could even have been comforted in their decision by the fact the scanlations of the time (from "thehawks.org") translated it the same way... but that's because they were stealing our translations to begin with.

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Speculation Nation / Re: I wanna hear some meta theory discussion
« on: July 27, 2018, 01:35:07 PM »
I want to know if this is a good translation. https://i.imgur.com/itEyHuq.jpg

Yeah, it is.

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Speculation Nation / Re: I wanna hear some meta theory discussion
« on: July 27, 2018, 01:06:25 PM »
In the german version stands there ...!! is this good or bad?

Can you reformulate to be clearer? I don't understand your question.

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