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@  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.

@  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.


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#1 tec

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 01:37 AM

Rules are simple you get on this soap box simply state your Opinion and walk away

We can debate your UGO but you don't have to validate your opinion in anyway if you don't want

 

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The Saturn is a better gaming console then both the Genesis or the Dreamcast


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 01:48 AM

Paladins is better than Overwatch.

FF 7 is worse than Final Fantasy XIII.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:34 AM

Wind Waker is still a terrible game.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:38 AM

Chrono Trigger is overrated.

 

Chrono Cross is misunderstood and is actually a great game, but Trigger fanboys can't accept it as a sequel because it doesn't fit their vision.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:51 AM

I kinda like microtransactions.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 06:54 AM

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is wildly overrated.The main quest is dry and 75% exposition, and your character skills literally don't matter a single bit because within a few hours you'll have amassed the fantasy equivalent of a Iron Man suit that can allow you to do whatever you want anyway.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 06:56 AM

undertale was overrated and overhyped.



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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:26 AM

I still like menu-based combat.

The original 8-bit Zelda and Metroid games are still fun and I don't find the maps confusing at all (Except Death Mountain).

I got lost far more easily in Metroid 2 than I ever did in Metroid 1.

While I do think Ocarina of Time and Star Fox 64 are still great games and I'm glad they got a 3DS update, I can't think of a single N64 game whose graphics aged well, except maybe Killer Instinct Gold.

I wish Killer Instinct could go back to Nintendo. I miss it, but I'm not buying a damn MS machine just for it.
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:35 AM

Does anyone actually think the N64 graphics have "aged well" in any instance? I mean, some games look better than others but that was the case when the games were new.



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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:36 AM

Chrono Trigger is overrated.
 
Chrono Cross is misunderstood and is actually a great game, but Trigger fanboys can't accept it as a sequel because it doesn't fit their vision.

Chrono Cross is a bad game and only gets the praise it does due solely to its name and graphics/sound.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:50 AM

Does anyone actually think the N64 graphics have "aged well" in any instance? I mean, some games look better than others but that was the case when the games were new.


I haven't actually heard anyone defend N64 graphics. But I pretty much just crapped on an entire generation of video games (maybe not the games themselves, but at least the graphics), so...I guess I was hoping it was an unpopular opinion. Because if the majority actually agrees with me on this point, that makes me sad.
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:03 AM

I loved Ecco the Dolphin on Dreamcast



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Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:11 AM

The Game Cube controller was horrible for any game not made by Nintendo.
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:19 AM

Risen 2 is a better game than Risen 1.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:38 AM

Hybrid Heaven was the best game for the N64 and it's sad that it was a third party game on such a crappy console since that means it'll never see re-release/remaster on a modern system.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 09:35 AM

Does anyone actually think the N64 graphics have "aged well" in any instance? I mean, some games look better than others but that was the case when the games were new.

 

Ill chime in on this

 

Games I still like on the 64 and think the graphics still work

 

Mario 64

Rush 2 and 2049

KI Gold

Mischief Makers

Zelda OoC

Mario Kart 64


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:25 AM

Mostly Halo-related, but:

 

"Classic Halo" gameplay is stale and should be left to the past where it belongs.

 

Halo Reach was Bungie's best Halo game.  CE had a good campaign, but 2 and 3 didn't take off until you left Earth. Reach managed to get everything right.

 

Halo 4 is an excellent game, and had a great multiplayer (that's more fun than Halo 3).

 

The Battle Rifle being the only viable weapon in multiplayer is never a good idea.

 

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FFX and FFXII are the best of the "modern" Final Fantasy games.

 

Kingdom Hearts was boring. 

 

Witcher III was also boring and had terrible controls.

 

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 11:40 AM

Not that I want to get too far on a N64 graphics tangent...but what the hell! I have time before lunch. Let me go through my entire N64 library, play a level each and grade on graphics, control, would I still play. No particular order:

Mortal Kombat Trilogy:
Graphics: Good, probably because they're 2D instead of poligonal
Controls: Actually pretty good. Having block and run between the kicks and punches is something I have to get over since I've gotten used to Duel-Shock controls. But still, pretty good.
Would I still play: Since I have arcade perfect ports of MK 1,2 and Ultimate 3 on the PS3, not likely. But this is still a very playable game.

Golden Eye:
Graphics: Ugly as hell
Controls: Just can't even. Seriously, strafing is crap, aiming is crap... I just can't even.
Would I still play: No. It was great back in the day. Lots of college dorm memories. But I just can't even.

Perfect Dark:
Graphics: Better thanks to the Memory Expansion. Still not great, but less headache inducing at least.
Controls: Same as Golden Eye, but aim assist helps a LOT. I was able to get through a level.
Would I still play: No. Make a remake or sequel with updated controls (and get Rare away from MS) and we'll talk.

Beast Wars Transmetals:
Graphics: Oh my eyes! My poor poor eyes!
Controls: Uh, you call these controls? I can’t control shit!
Would I still play: Hell…no!

Star Wars Shadows of the Empire:
Graphics: Hoth - Dated but not terrible. Not great, but not terrible. Ground Levels - Pretty. Not as bad as some others on this list…but still pretty bad.
Controls: Hoth - Pretty solid actually. Ground Levels - Bad. Strafing works, but badly. I usually prefer a third person view. But the controls are obviously meant for first person…and even then, Doom controls more solidly.
Would I still play: Hoth level, sure. Ground levels…no.

Ocarina of Time:
Graphics: Pretty bad. Before today, I would’ve said headache inducing. The only reason I’m giving it half a break now is because I’m seeing some of these other games that, heaven help me, are actually far worse. But I still can’t look at it for long. Thank goodness for the 3DS remake, because I love this game, but no amount of nostalgia goggles is going to get me to say these graphics are good.
Controls: Actually still pretty damn solid. I’d actually put them up against some of todays Zeldas.
Would I still play: On the 3DS, definitely. On the N64…eh…this is hurting my eyes.

Majora’s Mask:
Graphics: Better thanks to the Memory Expansion. But still pretty ugly.
Controls: Also very solid.
Would I still play: I didn’t get the 3DS version just because the thought of going through all that again is intimidating. I got through it the first time. But I remember a bunch of this game just being a slog to get through. But based on graphics and controls alone…yes to the controls. The graphics do kinda give me a headache.

Super Smash Brothers:
Graphics: Holy crap this is…this is just terrible. Terrible. Wow! Just…just wow!
Controls: Also pretty crap. And maybe it’s just me having gotten used to what Smash Bros has become ever since Melee onward. But…no. Just…no! It’s slow as hell and I can barely play passably well with my mains!
Would I still play: I actually have played this a bit along with WiiU Smash in preperation for the upcoming Switch Smash. But if I were to go entirely by the criteria I’ve been judging the other games by…no.

Donkey Kong 64:
Graphics: Memory Exansion makes it not the worst ever. Still not getting a pass from me. Constant camera movement hurts the eyes though. Lack of camera control makes it frustrating to do anything.
Controls: Not bad. Not as tight as the Donkey Kong Country games. But very passable.
Would I still play: Camera more than the actual graphics makes it too headache inducing.

Star Fox 64:
Graphics: This is where I show you I can be fair. 8 and 16 bit sprites are pretty timeless. Even though graphics have improved, 2D sprites never grow old. But to be fair, no 64-bit polygons are going to hold up to the sheer processing power of today. But this…I can give this one a total pass. To be honest, I was thinking this would be another “looks like crap here but the 3DS remake makes it look good.” But no. This actually looks really good on its own merits. I can unconditionally give this one a pass.
Controls: Solid as ever. Even on the N64 controller, it just works.
Would I still play: I have the 3DS version that usually sates any Star Fox appetites. But this one actually does play good enough and looks good enough…yes, I could easily play this still even today.

Killer Instinct Gold:
Graphics: Look pretty awesome actually. I can totally give this one and easy pass. Easily one of the best looking ones I’ve played today (aside from Mortal Kombat that only looks good because it’s sprite based). It’s actually pretty easy on the eyes as far as 64 games go.
Controls: Holy crap it’s been so long I’ve completely forgotten how the combo system works. I’m getting my ass kicked! But that really just me being rusty as hell. If I could learn the system again, the controls look pretty solid and responsive.
Would I still play: If I could relearn the combo system and “git gud” I think I really actually would like to try and get back into this…yes.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 01:06 PM

Mega Man how many times have we tried to play you and I just get bored and sold you off

 

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Mega Man (plus X series) is boring


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 01:35 PM

Microsoft's entry into the console marketplace and push to bring the PC gaming experience to the livingroom TV will be what kills console gaming in the end as they've eroded much of the uniqueness of the platform.



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