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@  Otaku : (19 May 2018 - 02:17 PM)

@TM2-Megatron Yeah, it is like @TheMightyMollusk says. The catch is that usually means they can contain beef, and I confirmed it by pushing my luck. XD So... yeah, if going to the theater was about watching the film, it might be worth potentially resting on the balls of my feet while technically sitting in the chair, but put it all together... and I just wait to watch it at home. Oh, and ticket prices, always ticket prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2018 - 10:24 AM)

woot woot! Korean barbeque for dinner!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 May 2018 - 05:51 AM)

It's meat scraps. Whatever's left over from cutting up the more choice cuts.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 May 2018 - 11:26 PM)

Well, the hot dogs Cineplex has (pretty much our only big theatre chain) around here are quite good, but I have no idea of the composition, and honestly, it's probably better that way.

@  Otaku : (18 May 2018 - 10:01 PM)

@TM2-Megatron In my case, shouldn't risk the hot dogs, either. Maybe if they are guaranteed to contain NO beef (can't digest it anymore >_<).

@  Waspinator : (18 May 2018 - 08:12 PM)

Semper ubi sub ubi

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Then classmate, I mean.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

A classmate of mine once did one: Asked for the English term for [underpants], he replied "underground trousers".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

Urkomisch!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

@Nevermore First time I have ever heard of this, but it sounds awesome!

@  Arazyr : (18 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

We did that amongst ourselves in German class in college. We just called it "Germish", though.

@  Shrug : (18 May 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Nevermore, you've peaked my interest and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:04 AM)

The term itself is an example: "English for Runaways" is supposed to mean "English for advanced speakers".

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:03 AM)

Think of it as the German variety of Engrish, only done completely on purpose for maximum hilarity. The target audience are bilingual German native speakers who a) understand the intended meaning and b) realize the absurdness of the end result.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:02 AM)

It's basically the official unofficial term for deliberate mistranslations between German and English, done for the lulz.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:01 AM)

Has anyone ever heard of the term "English for Runaways"?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 May 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Okay... Seriously.. The Mystic Knights need a DVD release already.. I keep seeing them pop up in the most random of places.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 May 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Unfortunately no Squidkids at Sea World so no splat zones. Now that would have been a good brand deal to advertise in the park, and would have made more brand sense than friggin' Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 07:52 PM)

i think that's where the orcas jump & land on the trainers in protest to their horrible treatment

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 May 2018 - 06:53 PM)

Splat zones? ;)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 05:05 PM)

It was wet from gallons of salt water. Splash zones, man.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2018 - 04:46 PM)

Only if you're classy.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 04:42 PM)

do you serve orca meat with butter?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 May 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I hope it was wet from butter

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 01:06 AM)

I used to work at Sea World in Florida, in the stroller rental warehouse, where we would regularly have to hose wet popcorn out of strollers. Popcorn hasn't really appealed to me since.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Mine got the HP Pavilion Gaming 15" Green light laptop...and I can't find anything about it except the press release and HP's own website options.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:35 PM)

Always bemusing to find a new laptop series at Walmart and then can't find ANYTHING online about it except for the press releases

@  Paladin : (16 May 2018 - 06:52 PM)

still sounds preferable to "The Hobbit."

@  wonko the sane? : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

I once farted so rank the guy behind me walked out of the lord of rings movie. Told my brother someone needed to sew my ass shut on his way out.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

If I couldn't eat popcorn, I have to admit that would remove part of the appeal for my going, as well. Although the theatre chain up here still has decent hot dogs, I guess

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 06:12 PM)

Yeah.. Stomach issues is one of the big medical reasons for me as well.

@  Otaku : (16 May 2018 - 05:55 PM)

I rarely go to movie theaters anymore: besides being too fat to sit comfortably in the seats, I have digestive health issues. No popcorn at all. >_<

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 05:26 PM)

Medical reasons.

@  Telly : (16 May 2018 - 12:49 PM)

why?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 May 2018 - 04:37 PM)

I can't even go the theater anymore really.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 03:29 PM)

Personally, I like the short wait. As much as I still enjoy going to the theatre, I also like getting movies at home as soon as possible

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2018 - 03:12 PM)

Just found out John Mahoney (Martin Crane in Frasier) died earlier this year. That's sad.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 May 2018 - 02:59 PM)

I don't think I'm ever going to get used to the turn around time on new movies making it to home formats.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 02:37 PM)

Only for Steelbooks and whatnot, anyway

@  Telly : (15 May 2018 - 02:23 PM)

picked up black panther on bluray. walmart had little signs next to the price sticker saying theyre actually limiting copies of it to 2 per customer. ive never seen that on a movie before

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

And I get to keep the vehicle with its 43,130 miles!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Cha-CHING! My "total loss" PT Cruiser (with some hail damage from last year with a $4200 repair bill for cosmetic damage) netted me a $6000 payday with a clear title since it is over 10 years old!

@  Locoman : (14 May 2018 - 01:36 PM)

Yes. The authorities have been notified of your predilections. Remain where you are.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 May 2018 - 11:53 AM)

Is it wrong that I want to refer to PotP Inferno's combiner form as Phoenix King?

@  Paladin : (14 May 2018 - 07:33 AM)

more and more i'm starting to wish i'd become an alcoholic years ago.

@  Otaku : (14 May 2018 - 06:31 AM)

The sad thing is that I sometimes think a little social drinking by others puts us on even footing. I'm sure you're all shocked (which emoticon do i use for sarcasm again?) that I'm not good at social situations, and either I clam up or say too much, can't read the room, etc.? XP

@  Nevermore : (14 May 2018 - 12:21 AM)

I don't drink for a variety of reasons. Family alcoholism, can't stand the smell, don't like what it does to people, etc.

@  Waspinator : (13 May 2018 - 11:15 PM)

It's not always other people caring about you not drinking that makes it awkward. You can make yourself feel awkward by not doing something everyone else is doing without anyone even trying to make you do it. Peer pressure doesn't have to be intentional, the desire to fit in can make you do it to yourself.

@  Plokatron : (13 May 2018 - 10:57 PM)

@Pennpenn Same here. I just don't see a need to drink hard stuff even if it's as simple as one sip. Two reasons one I'd probably be as much a lightweight as Doc. Brown and two my uncle was killed in a car wreck due to a drunk driver and I've made a promise to my mother to never drink unless it's very special. I'm even less tolerant of Smoking or chewing Tabaco since my dad had cancer twice due to chewing learned his lesson after he survived round two. And before I get the naysayers on this the doctors specified to him that it was chewing that screwed him up. His genes did have a possible trigger in them that coulc of gone off but according to the docs it only mutated after he started chewing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 May 2018 - 08:06 PM)

I have enough problems with Diabetes messing with me.. Don't need alcohol adding to it. ;)


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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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