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@  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?

@  MEDdMI : (13 April 2019 - 10:56 PM)

*slaps them both*

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2019 - 07:31 PM)

Seems like a polarizing decision, but it's not like jest anyone could make it for you.

@  Xellos : (13 April 2019 - 06:06 PM)

I had an epiphany today. My spirit animal is Fozzie Bear. We both love our un-bear-able jokes, which make people feel like they are being pun-ished.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:24 AM)

That's what makes the show so poignant, I think. It take a contemporary perspective, rather than a modern one. The hardships of the time aren't glossed over, but they're portrayed very stoically. Yeah, many people suffered, there was poverty, but so was life at the time. There's also a high-ranking Jewish police official who's a very by-the-books guy and supports the frail democracy of Weimar Germany. If you want to learn more about how Germany BEFORE the Period Everyone Knows About, this show is as good as it gets.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:19 AM)

Because in retrospect, we (even here in Germany) tend to view the era with knowledge of what would later come, but in reality, the Nazis started out as a regional fringe movement and basically just happened to be in the right place at the right time to seize power.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:18 AM)

The communists are a much bigger threat. When the Nazis appear, they will likely do so with a bang. Like, completely out of left field.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:17 AM)

The show tries its best to accurately depict the zeitgeist of the era, the post-war period with a young, struggling (and ultimately doomed) democracy... but like in real life, the Nazis aren't really an issue on anyone's mind yet.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:16 AM)

The female lead is a young, aspiring typist and part-time prostitute who dreams of becoming a police officer working in the murder department.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:15 AM)

During his investigations, he becomes involved in political unrest, murder cases, a conspiracy of reactionary monarchists, Russian counter-revolutionaries and more.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:14 AM)

@Benbot: Babylon Berlin is a film noir-style crime drama set in the German capital of Berlin in the year 1929. It features a World War I veteran turned police officer from Cologne who comes to Berlin to investigate a porn ring that blackmails his superior, the grand mayor of Cologne (who would later become the first chancellor of post-WWII Germany).


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#221 Cradok

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 04:01 PM

CJ from San Andreas was the least likeable GTA protagonist.



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 04:10 PM

See I'd agree with you on that cept Trevor Phillips exists so...


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 07:58 AM

I've played a mistranslated Final Fantasy VII (This guy are sick) and a poorly acted Symphony of the Night (What is man? I miserable little pile of secrets!). I've also played the PS4 updates that corrected said translations.

Not sure how unpopular of an opinion this is, but I prefer the mis-translated/poorly acted versions of those lines. They're just iconic.
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Posted 16 December 2018 - 08:15 AM

Dracula was great though. It was Richter who sucked. You could feel the disgust dripping from his HUUUUUUUMANS line


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 01:26 PM

Katamari Damacy? More like Katamari Dumbassy, amirite?



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Posted 16 December 2018 - 08:51 PM

I've played a mistranslated Final Fantasy VII (This guy are sick) and a poorly acted Symphony of the Night (What is man? I miserable little pile of secrets!). I've also played the PS4 updates that corrected said translations.

Not sure how unpopular of an opinion this is, but I prefer the mis-translated/poorly acted versions of those lines. They're just iconic.

 

 

I actually agree with you about SotN.. The old voices felt perfect for a B-movie vibe.. which I feel is great with Castlevania.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 10:18 AM

Meh, I'm a weirdo since I first played SotN on the Sega Saturn in Japanese, so I much prefer the new voices.  Super deep Alucard never made any sense to me.  I do like the original localization script better, though.

 



Here's one that I'm sure most will disagree with.

 

Open world games are RARELY fun.

 

Ones that weren't: Any GTA, Skyrim, Fallout, etc.

Those games are basically a job, so I totally understand.  I just don't have the time to get into any of them.  "Have you played Red Dead Redemption 2 yet?"  "No, I don't really have a spare 150 hours to give it."


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 01:06 PM

I have never played SotN and will never do so unless they make an HD remaster of it.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 01:11 PM

Why ruin a good thing?

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 02:37 PM

Yeah...SotN is 2D goodness nothing to mess with there

 

Also..

I kinda liked Castlevana Judgement


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 02:47 PM

2D is fine, but I don't share this curious affection that modern gamers have for the blocky low-res graphics of the past.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 05:46 PM

*hugs his beloved N64 Saturn and PS1* shhhh babies he is not talking about you there talking about um um the Jaguar...


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 06:31 PM

I like toys to life games...



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 07:08 PM

2D is fine, but I don't share this curious affection that modern gamers have for the blocky low-res graphics of the past.


Mostly nostalgia. But I can say from experience that small indie teams sometimes choose that style simply because good high res graphics are beyond what their team can pull off, especially if they don't have a dedicated art team.

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 07:17 PM

I like toys to life games...

I like the concept: but it never pans out well outside of the US.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 07:29 PM

Emulated games are better than running them on their original hardware platform.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 08:51 PM

Emulated games are better than running them on their original hardware platform.

 

Only sometimes. 

Some PS2 games are still horrendous emulated because the PS2 emulator is held together with chewing gum and frog spawn.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 09:42 PM

I like toys to life games...

I like the concept: but it never pans out well outside of the US.


I like the Amiibo since they're not really required. They offer nice bonuses. But aside from Samus Returns...which I still don't appreciate, but I guess it is what it is...there aren't any games that require an amiibo to be played.

Meanwhile, my short foray into Skylanders showed me that if you want a character, in in a lot of cases, to unlock parts of a map, you have to have certain characters. And these little statues just aren't cheap.

I have a nice army of Amiibo. But it kind of helps that I know I can still play Smash Bros without them.
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Posted 17 December 2018 - 09:55 PM

 

 

I like toys to life games...

I like the concept: but it never pans out well outside of the US.

 


I like the Amiibo since they're not really required. They offer nice bonuses. But aside from Samus Returns...which I still don't appreciate, but I guess it is what it is...there aren't any games that require an amiibo to be played.

Meanwhile, my short foray into Skylanders showed me that if you want a character, in in a lot of cases, to unlock parts of a map, you have to have certain characters. And these little statues just aren't cheap.

I have a nice army of Amiibo. But it kind of helps that I know I can still play Smash Bros without them.

 

Yeah, kinda the same place. The figures are usually ludicrously expensive, the stores don't stock them often enough (cause they aren't being purchased fast enough due to price point,) so you end up missing entire series, the popular figures end up well over stocked and shelfwarming, while the few rare ones end up scalped. The net result is: hard core collectors end up going online to get the stuff they want, and parents and kids end up frustrated and wanting since they literally cannot get what they wanted in the first place.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 11:40 PM

I only bought Skylanders Supercharger on the cheep (paid 3 cents for the WiiU Starter) and a $1 for each Fig I have

 

Same for Disney Infinity caught a massive sale at TRU and got 2.0-3.0 starters for $3 each plus buy 1 get 3 free of the figs


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