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@  Paladin : (18 June 2019 - 05:59 PM)

so anyway how is your sex life?

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 June 2019 - 10:50 AM)

These jokes are tearing me apart.

@  unluckiness : (18 June 2019 - 08:55 AM)

Only if the customer reviews give it all high marks.

@  Patch : (18 June 2019 - 04:42 AM)

Are they going to call it "I-Did-Nawtflix?"

@  unluckiness : (18 June 2019 - 12:48 AM)

I see, so what the world needs is a Tommy Wiseau streaming service.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 11:02 PM)

Well, Conan did start the trend that resulted in a wave of Barbarian films in the mid to late 80s

@  MEDdMI : (17 June 2019 - 10:57 PM)

I keep wanting to read Corman as Conan

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 10:29 PM)

There needs to be some streaming service that caters to connoisseurs of schlock. Otherwise, a huge part of our cultural history will be wiped away. While many of these films are available on blu-ray, with more coming out each month, it's good they're also available for the streaming crowd.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 10:18 PM)

Corman did make an impressive number of barbarian films back in the day. If impressive is the word

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 June 2019 - 08:11 PM)

I mean, where else are you going to see the entire Roger Corman barbarian fantasy library (legally) for free?

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 June 2019 - 08:09 PM)

Oh Tubi TV, you are a haven for terrible films. Netflix, Hulu and Crackle all push for mainstream appeal and prestige, you got the guts to have ready access to dregs even the SyFy channel wouldn't air

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

Also you have Bayonetta and a bunch of Fire Emblem people.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

...I mean, Tales character. Probably up to/for it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2019 - 01:26 PM)

But what if I need to kill a god? Or several of them?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

Kratos is allowed, but only the one from Tales of Symphonia

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2019 - 10:56 AM)

So no Kratos?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 10:42 AM)

In any case I'd rather have another Fire Emblem character than another character from a PlayStation exclusive game who teeeeeechnically was in a spinoff.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 10:39 AM)

Kong had his name on the games first, but Mario was the protagonist first. It's debatable.

@  Rycochet : (17 June 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Wouldn't Mario be the one spun off from the Donkey Kong franchise, given that Kong was first?

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2019 - 05:19 AM)

I would count Wario and Yoshi, but not DK (might be because I wasn't even aware DK was spun off from the Mario franchise until I was in my mid-20s, but whatever)

@  unluckiness : (17 June 2019 - 04:13 AM)

But to be fair, Corrin is the only one I particularly dislike and it's really more boredom due to their blandness as characters

@  unluckiness : (17 June 2019 - 04:09 AM)

It would depend on whether or not you count DK, Wario and Yoshi as part of the Mario franchise or separate. Scratch that, there are more Mario characters even with just the mushroom symbol people but it's a close call.

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2019 - 02:55 AM)

You'd figure Fire Emblem would have enough characters in Smash. Kinda feels like there's more FE characters than Mario characters.

@  unluckiness : (16 June 2019 - 01:20 AM)

And for hug's sake, I hope that the new Fire Emblem's PC isn't one of the DLC

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 June 2019 - 04:11 PM)

Smash Bros could never touch a new franchise again, and I'd still have laundry lists of side characters and villains I'd love to see included.

@  unluckiness : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

DINNER

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

cuz i wanna fight a boat

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:35 AM)

if we must have another zelda character, id want the king of red lion

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 10:38 PM)

I would unironically love Tingle in Smash.

@  Paladin : (14 June 2019 - 02:06 PM)

they HAVE to put Travis Touchdown in at some point now, right???

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 June 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Right after Shaq.

@  Locoman : (14 June 2019 - 12:36 PM)

When will we get Bluster Kong in Smash?

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 08:20 AM)

The last three DLC characters are Tingle, Charles Barkley and L Tetris block with Reverse L Tetris block as an Echo fighter.

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Pipe dream Smash entry: The Prince from the Katamari series. :D

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 06:35 AM)

The space/time around them gets frozen too! ....or something.

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 06:01 AM)

I still want to find out how freezing people suspends them in midair

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 June 2019 - 02:45 AM)

We really need Subzero or Scorpion in Smash. Violence aside, they are pretty big gaming icons as well.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Given Nintendo's relationship with Tecmo, I'm still waiting for Ryu Hyabusa

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 June 2019 - 07:19 PM)

I'm still waiting for Doomguy.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I just started watching High School DxD (don't judge me...) and I caught on the Nintendo Treehouse some request Rias for Smash lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

I have having to watch a video to find out why someone wanted me to watch the video

@  Nevermore : (11 June 2019 - 04:58 PM)

I remember when the TPB for The Dark Age 2 was delayed for an entire year...

@  Trpodeca : (11 June 2019 - 03:55 AM)

I just wish they'd release the Astro City paperback trades.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:31 AM)

As an open-minded heterosexual, I wouldn't mind seeing more of that.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:29 AM)

Currently in the process of re-reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City. Big props for the issue featuring the "Dancing Master" and its portrayal of non-stereotypical gay characters.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 June 2019 - 05:25 AM)

Don't phone charges often contain special rapid charge circuitry, though? The voltage might be higher too, given the selfie stick probably has a very basic battery.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 11:28 PM)

Glad to be of assistance!

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 10:32 PM)

*checks selfie stick and phone charger* huh. perfect fit. thanks!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 09:58 PM)

I would use the USB-to-AC adapter that came with my iPhone, though I gather you must have a different brand of cell phone.

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:42 PM)

In that case a generic adapter is probably your best bet, then. Keep in mind a lot of hotels now have plain USB outlets in rooms too, though; but I guess that's not guaranteed


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#1 Shenanigans

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:01 PM

So at the end of this month I'll be spending 7 days in Japan, including my birthday. It's somewhere I've always wanted to visit, and I haven't really had a proper holiday since 2009.

 

Seeing as some of you have been there (or even live there) and share similar interests to me, I was wondering what spots you could recommend, eg. anime themed places, best places for Transformers/mecha related things, or general places where I can have a good time.

 

Yes I'm going to visit the giant Gundam.

 

I'm mainly aiming to stay in Tokyo, although am open to short day trip ideas. General advice is also welcome.

 

Also, any UK fans want me to look out for anything for them while I'm there?


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:04 PM


Yes I'm going to visit the giant Gundam.
 


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:07 PM

This is my own response to Brexit. See you later suckers!

 

Don't worry, I will return with a Gundam of my own and liberate our country from an electorate whose souls are weighed down by gravity.


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:13 PM

I'll settle for you bringing back some exclusive waifu merch for me.



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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:28 PM

The Ghibli museum is awesome.  It really is like walking into a Miyazaki movie...


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:38 PM

This is my own response to Brexit. See you later suckers!

 

Don't worry, I will return with a Gundam of my own and liberate our country from an electorate whose souls are weighed down by gravity.

 

I'm fairly certain this is how Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory starts.


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 07:04 PM

So the end of the trip will be an incoherent mess with a twist ending?


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 07:25 PM

I'd recommend just picking up a Lonely Planet guide. They're pretty good at pointing you to places foreigner-friendly.

 

Oh, but you have to visit a maid cafe if you go to Akiba, it's the rules.


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 07:44 PM

If you're going shopping there, might be worth checking out some of the Mandarake stores in the Tokyo area. Usually can find a whole lot of merch there for cheap.


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 12:10 AM

I haven't been to Japan personally, but I've heard Nakano Broadway is a good slightly less tourist trap-y alternative to Akihabara, as far as anime/general nerd-ish merchandise goes. Supposedly Akiba's main streets are a little overpriced since they know their reputation, but there are also hidden gems tucked away on side streets.

 

Despite the names, stores like Yodobashi Camera and Bic Camera seem to be the go-to place for new retail items too, Transformers or Gunpla or anything similar.



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Posted 06 August 2016 - 12:38 AM

I was in Japan for a week myself once, though I didn't really have that much of a plan. I'd love to go again with a more developed schedule in mind.

 

I basically went to the Tokyo Tower, visited a shrine, went to a bath house, and visited a few random museum/places. The last two days were spent walking around Akihabara, as there is a lot to see there.

 

We would just check out random shops and see what they had. Some would have really good prices, others wouldn't. I suggest you look around at a few shops before buying anything, unless you find a price you are good with. Like I bought the second Mai Hime fighting game for the PSP for 16 bucks. Most of my fun came from just walking around the city and seeing how different the country was to my own.

 

Also, it might have changed now, but I recall a chunk of the buildings in Akihabara being arcades.

 

If I had to give any advice. I'm pretty sure 'tipping' still isn't a thing there. Don't do it as it really can be seen as insulting by some people.

 

Don't be afraid to ask around if you have questions. I was honestly surprised at how many people could speak English.

 

They may not have the best prices, but I really do suggest checking out the 'Gamers' store.

 

Oh, but you have to visit a maid cafe if you go to Akiba, it's the rules.

 

I refused to do this when there, so no it's not.  :D


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 01:52 AM

You have got to visit one of their world-famous firework-laced abandoned rock quarries

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 02:24 AM

We have those here, it's called Doctor Who.

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 09:57 AM

Also there always filming something in Tokyo make sure to walk past the shot to get on TV :)


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 12:56 PM

Also, a couple restaurants to visit:

 

http://nerdemperor.c...-rx-steakhouse/- Billy The Kid steakhouse, run by the actor who played Minami Kotoro aka Kamen Rider Black and Black RX

https://www.tripadvi...ture_Kanto.html- Found this one looking for details on the previous one.

 

*edit*

 

Remembered another one, this one run by the actor who played UltraSeven/Dan Moroboshi:

http://www.scifijapa...t-joli-chapeau/


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 09:45 AM

I'll settle for you bringing back some exclusive waifu merch for me.

Who even is your waifu anyway?


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 09:51 AM

What's the criteria?

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 10:59 AM

They have to return your phonecalls.


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 11:13 AM

Also, a couple restaurants to visit:

 

http://nerdemperor.c...-rx-steakhouse/- Billy The Kid steakhouse, run by the actor who played Minami Kotoro aka Kamen Rider Black and Black RX

https://www.tripadvi...ture_Kanto.html- Found this one looking for details on the previous one.

 

*edit*

 

Remembered another one, this one run by the actor who played UltraSeven/Dan Moroboshi:

http://www.scifijapa...t-joli-chapeau/

So... do japanese actors all go into restaurants when they retire? Cause it's a nice switch from the north american politics/rehab combo.



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 02:39 PM

I recall hearing that Kamen Rider Amazon became a fisherman.



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