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@  Ashley : (21 April 2019 - 10:08 PM)

They frequently do, but yeah there's no rule. Google will usually answer it for a specific restaurant, though

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 April 2019 - 02:57 PM)

Depends on the restaurant and the area. There's no universal rule about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 April 2019 - 02:41 PM)

I thought restaurants were one of the few things that stayed open on holidays, along with movie theatres and the like

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 April 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Well here I am hungry on a Sunday afternoon and I head to Chipotle only to find out right then and there that the place is closed for Easter. Yay.

@  MEDdMI : (19 April 2019 - 09:21 PM)

oof, yikes. Good luck.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2019 - 09:18 PM)

We're in the middle of a kitchen reno and NOTHING will be done until tuesday. I could beat a four day weekend with a hammer right now if it meant I could use my stove again.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Can't beat 4 day weekends either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I prefer later shifts myself, but my 3 day weekend shift isn't bad. Nice to work without those administration busy bodies poking around.

@  Nevermore : (19 April 2019 - 04:12 AM)

Yeah, traffic is a plus as well. Rarely got any trouble getting to work on late shift (even with the neverending construction site on the highway), and when my shift is over, there's hardly any traffic at all anymore.

@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  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.


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#1 Maruten

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 07:36 AM

I haven't played a God of War game since the first one launched, but this seems to be getting people worked up.

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Given that, miraculously and unlike most game companions of this nature, the child is apparently not a suicidal disaster who will unite the world in hate, I'm really looking forward to the whole father/son angle. And I'm always happy to applaud these efforts to take old, tired one-dimensional dudes and rehabilitate or legitimise them; I'm kind of expecting this to be the new New Tomb Raider, that's the feeling I get. Cartoony nonsense-person reborn in game of substance. And I dig Norse mythology so that helps too.

Lot of people saying the Leviathan Axe is one of gaming's great weapons, so keen to check that out.

April 20. Some reviews:

https://www.polygon....review-ps4-2018
https://www.techrada...d-of-war-review
http://au.ign.com/ar...d-of-war-review
https://www.giantbom...eview/1900-782/
https://www.kotaku.c...-kotaku-review/

Just seems like everyone super loves it. Like to a crazy degree.

I want to say that the recasting is a bummer, but... that might be giving too much credit to the original series.
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Posted 14 April 2018 - 07:46 AM

The reviews are wanking it like it's the second coming of Christ. I'm sure it's a fine game but I'll be picking up Yakuza 6 next week instead.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:11 PM

Yeah, I hate it when reviewers give high scores to games they enjoy! ;)

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:27 PM

Hey, I'm suspicious of hyperbole, sue me!


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:44 PM

I'd normally feel the same to some degree, but the reviews I've read are very convincing. Like, everyone just sounds very sincere and the praise seems fairly robust and substantial. Of course some of it is probably bullshit, but fingers crossed!

I've never played a Yakuza game, I'm keen to get on that too.

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:30 PM

well...Dear Sweet Monkey Chicken this game is AWESOME~!

 

really, so far my only complaint is with the controls...having to use R1 and R2 for attacks is really uncomfortable for me...but I'm sure with time it'll grow on me. I'm just super impressed with all the aspects of it so far...hell, even the KID is good and not just some tacky crappy tacked on annoyance.

 

Also, I dunno if anyone here got one of the special editions, but if you did, do you have any idea how to equip the Deaths Vow armor or change the Shield? I know I input the code and it worked (the artbook and the comic are nice touches), but no option for a wardrobe change.


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 05:59 PM

Ok, so with everything going on with me...ive been a total idiot with this game, lol

 

you can change the combat settings to make them more old school...makes this ALOT more fun and easier to control.

 

and it appears that you can change your armor sometime around the fight with The Stranger.

 

now that the controls feel more natural and ive spent even more time with the game...this is just an amazing all around experience/.


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 10:48 PM

Yeah, I've played a few hours and I'm very glad this found its way onto my radar. I've already had some absolutely jaw-dropping fights and some stunning moments outside of combat as well. This is one of those games full of memorable experiences, and what more can we ask from our entertainment?

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GOW18 is a stunning achievement and everyone who worked on it has contributed to one of those Something Special games I think.

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 11:47 PM

I've been hearing good things but I've also heard that the game kills a lot of the staples from the previous God of War games. I'm kinda curious how much of the previous games DNA is still in this game. Or simply put I'm curious if it Is a great God of War game, or is it just a great game with a God of War title and characters.



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 12:31 AM

I'd say second... which IMO is much better than being the first.



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 12:57 AM

Yeah, having played a little of the first game and nothing since, I'm not sure what the answer is. I'm also not sure how much it matters. I feel like what old school fans want from a GOW game is presumably awesome combat and hacking people in half, and this game gives you that. So, fingers crossed. It's definitely a very different game, and it may suffer less from "not being what GOW was" and more from "having that, but jamming in too much less-hackingy stuff on the side".

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 01:32 AM

I mean it's not necessarily a bad thing to be a different game with a series skin on it. That's what Castlevania SotN was and I think just about everyone considers that to have been an amazing game and healthy turning point for the series. But at the same time it can be a bad thing as we have seen with other games.

 

I guess mostly I wanted to know so I didn't go into it expecting one thing and then finding out that it's no where near that thing at all. Even if the game is great if it's too far off what you were wanting/expecting it can end up leaving a sour taste.


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 03:01 AM

Absolutely. I'm sure there must be classic GOW fans who don't dig the new flavour. And they're entitled to feel that way, but those goofballs will miss out of the GO(W)TY so I feel sad for them. :)

In fact I feel SUPER sad for them because obviously, given the reception, this is what God of War will be for the foreseeable future. Which sounds great to me, but I get that it will be a bummer for dudes who love the grumpy teen goth 90s-Image-book vibe of the original games.

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 03:56 PM

Yeah honestly I havn't even played the game yet and I feel a bit bummed at the idea that we might not see another classic style GoW. It was very much about running around a mythological version of ancient Greece brutally and un-remorsefully killing anatomically correct monsters in giant showy displays with your double chain blades. Feels like if the series wanted to distance itself from that, it at the very least shouldn't have gone with making Kratos a part of the new series.

 

eh I will give it a shot but I'm just remembering the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot and how amazingly not Tomb Raider that game ended up feeling.



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 11:17 PM

Ha, just like with GOW that was basically my first TR game and it blew me away. :)

There is plenty of Cutting Up Big Monster Dudes in GOW18, but there's sometimes a lot of quiet wandering between set pieces which I assume to be at odds with the traditional Kratos experience. The big fights are absolutely hugging spectacular though. As are many of the little ones I guess.

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 01:17 PM

So basically this is "God of War, but with all the laughable tryhard grimdarkness gone and Kratos being made into a decent character?" Hm. Color me interested.


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Posted 22 April 2018 - 05:31 PM

I read that there's no sex mini game. Boo!

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 08:41 PM

So basically this is "God of War, but with all the laughable tryhard grimdarkness gone and Kratos being made into a decent character?" Hm. Color me interested.

 

Pretty much exactly that I'd say. Looking back on the original games... it really is a bit ridiculous. 

 

But this game is absolutely stunning and will definitely turn Kratos into a more legitimate contender for Actual Person That People Totally Love. Not that there's anything wrong with "blood-soaked screaming maniac" necessarily, OG Kratos I'm sure still has fans and that's cool. But he's more well-rounded now and it's something to see.


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Posted 22 April 2018 - 10:53 PM

The thing was.. Even the OG Kratos in GoW 1 worked... he followed the steps of a Greek tragedy, It was 2 and beyond he was just "Anger for anger's sake"



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Posted 24 April 2018 - 12:10 AM

The original trilogy sorta followed the progression of Kratos from standard Greek "hero" through the descent into madness that follows from it. He was always a tragic character, albeit never a pitiable one, since 90% of what happens to him is his own fault. It was mostly the prequels that were bad about making him a stereotype rageaholic.

A few hours into the game now. It is definitely not like the old games, combat is much slower-paced and more deliberate instead of flailing with chains everywhere. And I've managed to wander into a few areas I shouldn't be in yet and gotten murdered pretty badly. Enjoying it so far, though. Atreus isn't making me want to throw him off a cliff, always a plus with child helpers in games.



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