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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: October 03, 2010, 03:03:57 PM »

This is a multitasking rendition of Flandre's Theme Song (Touhou enthusiasts should know what i mean..don't think there are that many though).
Others can still enjoy it for its entertainment value.
It's quite remarkable although not perfect, but seriously. The violin is the best!

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: October 02, 2010, 05:28:39 PM »


I recently (last week) got around to replay Resident Evil Gold Edition for some of the harder-to-get achievements and, while searching some clues on youtube, found these outtakes (it's embarrassing to say but i didn't really knew of their existence). For obvious reasons, i wish they were left in the actual game..LOL! ^^

Anime Asylum / Re: New Berserk animation project confirmed
« on: October 02, 2010, 05:23:00 PM »
My biggest concern, regarding this new animation project, would be "pacing" above anything else. Right now, we have so much content that needs to be animated to achieve a "perfect" adaption. It's rather unlikely that the animation staff can really pull this off without omitting certain scenes. Seriously, it would be hard to achieve within several seasons and there's no definite information regarding the initial run time of the new show. It would certainly be great if we could get full seasons for every new arc. That would do Berserk some well deserved justice, i guess.

Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: June 29, 2010, 11:42:22 PM »
And being forced to walk through a never-ending stream of piss.


Yeah, that guard must have had a large stash of good beverages hidden away somewhere.

Also, let's not forget recurring easter eggs with posters and photos. Can't have a game without them.

Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: June 29, 2010, 11:23:26 PM »

Don't forget classical situation comedy at its finest, like slipping on seagull droppings or running around the enemy base buck naked.

That reminds me how Kojima stated that he wanted to break some long standing taboos for this project and now it seems like he was only refering to the slick slice'n'dice gameplay..or was he?

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: June 29, 2010, 11:09:45 PM »
Can you post a link to the Silmarillion movie? I've never heard of that being a possibility and with the problems with The Hobbit, I can't think of it of being a possibility.

Ah sorry, i didn't want to make it sound like there were actual plans for an adaption anytime soon. It's mostly rumor-mongering on the net, ever since industry people hinted at the green lights for The Hobbit.

I don't quite agree that the Silmarillion is a bad source for a movie..or several movies at that. It offers plenty opportunities for artistic freedom for screenwriters, art directors and directors in general without compromising basic lore or the feelings of rabid fans out there.^^

Anyway, it's not like i'm desperately waiting for an adaption, i'm just saying it would be interesting to see how someone would tackle such a feat. Much like how many people said that LOTR was impossible to envision properly on the big screen. I'm not all fond of  Jackson's take on the material but for the most part it surely works out nicely. Also, i don't think that such an undertaking would automatically qualify as milking the franchise for what it's worth. As long as someone really wants to make a faithful adaption and they put their heart and soul into it, they surely have my blessing to do so (for better or worse).

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: June 28, 2010, 02:56:22 PM »
I actually think someone else should handle The Hobbit because of the shift in tone between it and Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit is much more lighthearted and comical. So, I'd prefer someone with less of a heavy melodramatic hand to handle it.

i wholeheatedly support that notion. Plus i'd like a little less emphasize on CG this time around. That reminds me, i'm still very much interested in that movie adaption of the Silmarillion, which resurfaces every so often on the net. I personally think it can be done although it'd turn out absurdly long. Also it would probably feature more computer generated "wonders" than Avatar did...which makes me shudder a bit. It would be great if some directors would return the focus of movie making on acting and atmosphere. I'm a bit tired of obviously superficial plastic crap, like the Transformers flicks and their ilk.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: FIFA 2010 World Cup
« on: June 28, 2010, 01:48:13 PM »

I guess the U.S. boys deserved more this time around but don't fret. Many of the "major" players showed us some abyssmal performances in South Africa. I guess that overpayed and overhyped doesn't automatically lead to greatness in the end. This time around it's more about the underdogs and the forgotten teams. I have to say, i'm still moved about Japans good performance so far. J-League players surely deserve some attention.

Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: June 28, 2010, 01:32:22 PM »

Persona 5

Well, since i'm a huge fan (collector) of everything that's even remotely related to the SMT franchise i'm honestly shaking with anticipation for that one. Especially since i'm having major withdrawel issues after finishing Devil Survivor and Strange Journey a couple of weeks ago. I need my fix!^^     ...those were good times..i'll go back replaying them now.

Starcraft 2

Hell, it's about time. So true.

Video Games / Re: Mass Effect 2
« on: January 27, 2010, 10:16:46 PM »


I'm so envious right now, about all of you folks who already own the game. I just got confirmation that my copy will arrive late, which translates into anything between the weekend or even next week...
I can't wait to actually play this game (especially with Tali *wink*) instead of just reading about it. Talking about "reading about it", it would seem that the only way to *not* get massively bombarded with spoilers about EVERYTHING is to steer clear of every gaming site on the web. Not pleasant at all.

Well, at least i had lots of time to prepare a few replays of ME1 recently (can't believe how much of the story i had already forgotten), apart from preparing for the actual game itself. Apparently there were quite a few disgruntled customers who had some tough luck with the Cerberus Network and save-game imports. I can feel their pain. I just hope that everything works out well in the end.

Video Games / Re: Silent Hill Shattered Memories
« on: November 24, 2009, 04:15:23 PM »

This is one of the few games i'm really looking forward to for next year. Seriously, i think it's quite remarkable that, after all that time since the next-gen consoles were released, i'm still buying way more titles for my good old PS2 rather then the PS3..or XBXOX 360, hell, even both of them combined!

News & Not News / Re: News & Not News Megathread
« on: November 24, 2009, 04:00:03 PM »

Little odd but hey I've heard stranger things. Guess the game really IS good like I've been hearing.

Seems rather harmless but what if they'd get divorced? I mean, the guy could plead that "his wife" is cheating on him with other gamers on a regular basis. Would either of them be entitled to a partial amount of their aquired assets since their marriage? What about "her" income in revenues from sold games? Judging from other ridiculous court sentences, we might even see the birth of "human rights" for fictional characters (which none of us should probably desire).
The more i think about it, this could really develop into something quite messy.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: November 19, 2009, 01:59:54 AM »
Number 5... is incredible.  :ganishka:

Very much so. It's almost like a moment of Zen!^^

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: November 19, 2009, 01:43:24 AM »

I found this one after having my annual Resident Evil series game marathon a couple of days ago (yes, i'm really replaying the majority of those games at least once a year...i have a bad memory so they actually feel fresh and sparkling everytime i get back to them^^). Nothing tops the Jill-sandwich, imho. The 90's and early years of Y2K surely are a treasure trove of bad voice acting. Thank goodness that true stinkers are the exception nowadays.

Video Games / Re: Dragon Age: Origins
« on: November 19, 2009, 01:26:52 AM »

DA:O looks great so far but i'm still putting my purchase on hold until they release a copy that contains all the DLC and otherwise distributed bonus material. Truth be told, if there's one thing i hate about recent marketing strategies it'd be the awful pratice of day-one purchaseable DLC. Actually, scratch that. I'm all against DLC. If creators want to dish out extra content they should do so with regular expansion packs. It's especially frustrating when content is already present on a given game disc and can only be accessed by buying ridiculously overprized DLC online. That's just not right in my opinion.
Bioware already announced that they plan to release a rather significant amount of additional content that way. Not just for DA:O but also for the upcoming Mass Effect 2 and there'll also be some new missions for Mass Effect 1, which really surprised me after all that time. Let's see how this will play out. I'm on my toes!

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: November 19, 2009, 01:03:59 AM »

Hey folks!

Originally, i wanted to post about how i'm actually looking forward to seeing Cameron's "Avatar" movie next month (even though i can't seem to shake off the feeling that the cg sequences don't quite fit in with the real-life actors) but then i saw how Ouji-sama is voting for a Monster Hunter movie adaption. Now that's something that could actually work out quite well as a cg movie, i think. I mean, it couldn't be any worse than those horribly botched "Transformers" flicks, right?

And while we're at it, i'd also like to suggest a "Bayonetta" movie. Doesn't matter who'd be in charge of that project since it would be one of those movies that work best without too much interference of such redundant cinematic aspects like plot or coherent narrative. I mean, it's not like a scantily-clad witch, who kicks some serious monster butt needs an enormous amount of tongue-in-cheek exposition for that matter. Unbelievers should probably check out the game to see what i'm getting at.

Video Games / Re: Mass Effect 2
« on: June 12, 2009, 09:11:15 PM »

Well, the recent statements by employees of Bioware got me thinking for a bit. If it's true that, basically, everything's possible (concerning the death of prominent characters) while you're playing, how should that be accomplished properly?
I mean, let's say that Shepard could actually die because of the choices you made in the game, how would you people like to see something like that happen? During the course of the game or at the very end? And who's supposed to be taking over as the new pack leader then? Think about the implications that would have on the third installment of the series, as it would have to cover at least two different stories with two different main characters, depending on who actually survived the second part.

As a matter of fact, i'd surely prefer a certain character to become the (possible) next main character (if you've followed this thread, you might guess who i'm quite fond of^^).
And should they really implement such an option, i'd like it if Shepard would die about half-way into the game. That would give me enough time to get used to the new main character, whoever that might be. Also, i'd like it if the storyline would proceed in a different fashion, depending on who's the party leader. That would offer lots of options for various endings, though i can see that it would be hell to create a proper third title around all of those choices.

Site & Forum News / Re: Change in the post count policy
« on: June 06, 2009, 11:33:43 AM »
Like we've said, the change is not automatic, and it will take time to service every single user. I just updated yours myself.

I'll consider this service a great honour then. Thank you very much!^^

Site & Forum News / Re: Change in the post count policy
« on: June 06, 2009, 11:24:35 AM »

Hmm, doesn't seem to work for me. Oh well.

But seriously, over 11.000!^^

Video Games / Re: Games for '09
« on: June 02, 2009, 03:07:48 PM »

The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition

That one's bound to give a lot of people some sweet dreams (myself included)!^^

Video Games / Re: Mass Effect 2
« on: June 02, 2009, 11:29:35 AM »
I think might be Tali

More Tali is always good. The only thing that would be better would be even more Tali!^^

Anyway, i guess they already demystified Shepards MIA status during E3. Seriously, did anybody really think he'd be dead?
On the other hand, this makes room for lots of interesting plot hooks, seeing that the rest of the galaxy thinks that he's dead. Being a spectre, and the only human one, probably was a bit too much of a "high profile" for subtle infiltration stunts. Working undercover has its own merits and i'm looking forward to that.

Video Games / Re: Hideo Kojima's Project Next
« on: June 01, 2009, 10:03:01 PM »
The game hasn't been announced as an exclusive so far. They only said it'd be on X360. Might still be on PS3 as well at this point.

I'll just buy the version with the best optimization then. So far, unless a game was specifically designed around the PS3's hardware from the beginning, it's usually the XBOX version that feels a bit more well-rounded.

Apart from that, i'm really thrilled after seeing the first few tidbits about the new title. Hopefully, they'll go easy on the "lightning bolt action" and concentrate more on the good old "tactical espionage" once again ("sneak in" *cough*). Hmmm, then again, i wouldn't really mind a pure action game. Cyborg-ninja action never gets old, does it?
Oh, that wasn't really a question, mind you, because it doesn't get old!

MGS4's biggest problem was that, at times, it didn't really know what it really wanted to be. Fast paced action game or a classical sneaky game. The truth is, the controls were a little bit too fumbly for either of the extremes. In the end, i thought it was a good compromise but i would have prefered a clean position on that matter. What i'm trying to say is, it would have been better to stick to the traditional gameplay of MGS or MGS2.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: May 25, 2009, 10:57:07 PM »

Here's a little test. I tried and failed, but i don't mind at all.^^

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 304
« on: May 25, 2009, 12:49:33 AM »
Well, we know dwarves crafted it at least 900-1000 years ago. And it doesn't strike me as a very ... uh ... welcoming gift between races. That alone, to me, implies that humans and magical creatures weren't on the best of terms back then.

Yeah. Let's see how these ancient animosities will play themselves out in Elfhelm and beyond.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 304
« on: May 25, 2009, 12:28:19 AM »
probably as a cruel joke among dwarves.

A very informative read there, but along the way i somehow got hung up on that little line there. You know, when you follow something very intently and then suddenly your own imagination goes haywire. In this case i had a very vivid image of a couple of dwarves getting really plastered and then they just went ahead and forged that piece of armor, singing colorful,obscene songs along the way. And then the next day they have a really rude awakening, wondering over that nice cursed suit of armor.  :troll:

Thinking about it, we don't really know all that much about the true origin of that thing.

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