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@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.

@  MEDdMI : (14 April 2019 - 06:34 AM)

With a trout.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 05:44 AM)

With a stick?


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 05:39 PM

If they want the hardware power and attractiveness to third-party developers, they're going to have to dump the GameCube-based architecture, with its PowerPC processor and all that, that Nintendo have used the last three generation. However, that would rule out backwards compatibility, and to be honest, I don't think Nintendo can be all that bothered to wonder outside their comfort zone.

I know you're presenting this as a bad thing, but I think backwards compatibility is something that we as consumers should be expecting in this day and age.
Oh, believe me, I really like backwards compatibility, and basically it's a very important feature for me (I still have a launch-model PS3, for example). It's just that I don't see how the NX can incorporate it without sticking to dead-end PowerPC processors, unfortunately.

Anyway, my various NX predictions in order of pessimism:
1. It'll be a Nintendo-branded, ARM-based Android tablet with a built in Amiibo reader. That also connects to televisions.
2. It's actually Quality of Life, some health/lifestyle device rather than a traditional console.
3. It'll be an overlocked Wii U with more RAM, in a different case, with a different gimmick based controller which has a massmarket appeal. (What the Wii was to the GameCube, basically.)
4. It's a competitive console to take on the PS4 and Xbone, but with a jawdropping unexpected twist.
5. It'll be a UFO-shaped decive which hovers over your head while projecting 4K holograms onto special Nintendo wallpaper for your living room.
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Posted 04 July 2015 - 05:51 PM

Uh... I still don't want to use a touch screen to play games.
 
Don't get me wrong, it was innovative, wildly successful, and offered a wide range of "never before conceived" control schemes and methods which let nintendo do stuff that changed how we interfaced with our devices.
 
You still have to touch the screen you use. We were smack in the middle of an age of germaphobia before: and now everyone knows that no matter how hard you try, your hands are never, EVER clean.

I'm honestly confused. In terms of worry about germs, how is a touchscreen worse than buttons, a d-pad, and a joystick? You have to touch those, too.

I will say, though, that while the DS was a great system, some titles did suffer from having touchscreen control be required, rather than optional. For instance, I love Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow. It's an A+, 10/10 title, and very possibly my favorite entry in the whole Castlevania series. Still, the touchscreen-based "magic seal" system you had to use every time you defeated a boss was an enormous pain in the ass. Even worse were the DS Legend of Zelda games. I tried hard to like them, but I couldn't get past my dislike for the mandatory touchscreen controls, and I couldn't (and still don't) understand why they didn't have an option for traditional controls. I think the best examples of highly integrated touchscreen control were games that simply wouldn't have worked without it. Metroid Prime: Hunters, with it's touchscreen-based aiming, is one, as are the Etrian Odyssey games with their focus on mapping.

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 05:58 PM

Honestly backwards compatibility just limits consoles. I'd be perfectly happy without it.

My impression was that the PlayStation 2 and the original DS are, so far, the two most successful dedicated gaming systems of all time, and they're both backwards-compatible with their predecessors. How were they limited by their backwards-compatibility?
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Posted 04 July 2015 - 06:08 PM

 

Uh... I still don't want to use a touch screen to play games.
 
Don't get me wrong, it was innovative, wildly successful, and offered a wide range of "never before conceived" control schemes and methods which let nintendo do stuff that changed how we interfaced with our devices.
 
You still have to touch the screen you use. We were smack in the middle of an age of germaphobia before: and now everyone knows that no matter how hard you try, your hands are never, EVER clean.

I'm honestly confused. In terms of worry about germs, how is a touchscreen worse than buttons, a d-pad, and a joystick? You have to touch those, too.

Cause no matter how many times you wash your hands, or use sanitizer, or just refuse to touch anything else at all... you will ALWAYS leave greasy smears of finger prints on your touch screens.


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 08:09 PM

 

 

Uh... I still don't want to use a touch screen to play games.
 
Don't get me wrong, it was innovative, wildly successful, and offered a wide range of "never before conceived" control schemes and methods which let nintendo do stuff that changed how we interfaced with our devices.
 
You still have to touch the screen you use. We were smack in the middle of an age of germaphobia before: and now everyone knows that no matter how hard you try, your hands are never, EVER clean.

I'm honestly confused. In terms of worry about germs, how is a touchscreen worse than buttons, a d-pad, and a joystick? You have to touch those, too.

Cause no matter how many times you wash your hands, or use sanitizer, or just refuse to touch anything else at all... you will ALWAYS leave greasy smears of finger prints on your touch screens.

 

 

Then... use a stylus?



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 08:34 PM

 

Honestly backwards compatibility just limits consoles. I'd be perfectly happy without it.

My impression was that the PlayStation 2 and the original DS are, so far, the two most successful dedicated gaming systems of all time, and they're both backwards-compatible with their predecessors. How were they limited by their backwards-compatibility?

 

I'm not talking about sales. I'm talking about hardware. It sometimes limits the hardware.

 

You have to retain the old hardware to properly be backwards compatible or else you have to rely on software to do it like XBox. Then you only have a select few titles that work. As Anonymous X said, Nintendo really needs to ditch the Power PC stuff sometime. 


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 09:46 PM

 

 

 

Uh... I still don't want to use a touch screen to play games.
 
Don't get me wrong, it was innovative, wildly successful, and offered a wide range of "never before conceived" control schemes and methods which let nintendo do stuff that changed how we interfaced with our devices.
 
You still have to touch the screen you use. We were smack in the middle of an age of germaphobia before: and now everyone knows that no matter how hard you try, your hands are never, EVER clean.

I'm honestly confused. In terms of worry about germs, how is a touchscreen worse than buttons, a d-pad, and a joystick? You have to touch those, too.

Cause no matter how many times you wash your hands, or use sanitizer, or just refuse to touch anything else at all... you will ALWAYS leave greasy smears of finger prints on your touch screens.

 

 

Then... use a stylus?

 

But it's a toooouuuucccchhh screeeennn.

 

Kidding. I've just yet to find a stylus that actually works as well as a finger. And I find the entire concept of using the same screen you look through as your input to be incredibly silly.



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 09:53 PM

 2. It's actually Quality of Life, some health/lifestyle device rather than a traditional console.

Hasn't Nintendo already confirmed the NX and their QoL device are different things.


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 11:27 PM

http://www.gamespot....c/1100-6428604/

 

I pretty much expect the NX to be like the DS. It was an alternate to the GBA at the time. An experiment. If the NX works then it will become the main console.


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Posted 05 July 2015 - 07:22 PM

All I'll say about the NX is if it's region-locked, I will not buy it nor any other Nintendo hardware again.

 

And if it's not region-locked but NoA continues their shenanigans with not releasing games here, then I will only import games from Europe. I don't care if it will cost more money, I will not give NoA a single cent until they shape up.


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 02:45 AM

How will Iwata's death and opening for CEO affect NX then?


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 12:48 PM

Probably not affect it at all since those wheels are in motion. 

 

The only way it would affect it is if everyone under Iwata was against the NX. Then they could just halt the whole project and go another direction.


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Posted 28 July 2015 - 11:03 AM

I guess Square Enix has revealed that Dragon Quest X and XI are headed to the NX. Odd they would say so with no real idea what the NX is publicly.



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Posted 28 July 2015 - 04:32 PM

I mean, the DQXI reveal doesn't really tell us anything about the NX other than "it's a machine that plays video games."
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Posted 28 July 2015 - 05:01 PM

Does show more support than what SquareEnix has been giving the WiiU, though.



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Posted 03 August 2015 - 03:30 AM

Now that Nintendo lost the ZombiU exclusivity I DEMAND they fund Dead Space 4! I don't care if it's exclusive to Nintendo platforms like say NX I've got to know how it ends! and since EA got carried away with co-op nonsense and that Call of Duty crap, we can trust Nintendo to keep the series on the right track.


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 08:24 AM

It doesn't work that way.

 

The only way Nintendo would have 100% control over it is if it was a first party license. If they paid for Dead Space, EA would be the one designing it.


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 08:48 AM

Nuts.

Too bad about Dead Space and Resident Evil, I dread the day games need to sell ten million copies to make a profit.

By then single players will be rare.


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 02:36 PM

Nuts.

Too bad about Dead Space and Resident Evil, I dread the day games need to sell ten million copies to make a profit.

By then single players will be rare.

Dedicated single player games are already getting rare. Most triple A titles come with either a focus on multiplayer (and thus a seriously gimped single player campaign.) or the company just shoots straight for the rather lucrative MMO market.

 

Course, there are a lot of game makers other than the big name dev studios... even I am sitting here waiting for my birthday to pre-order fallout 4.



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Posted 29 September 2015 - 07:11 AM

That list of supposed NX launch titles smells like bullshit, especially given that they list a title by Rare, which is currently owned by Microsoft.
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