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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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#21 videomaster21XX

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 01:52 PM

Let's see, a few more:

 

Mighty No 9 is a perfectly fine game.

 

Okami is pretty, but a hot mess gameplay wise. It's also not 'Zelda on PS2' I wish people would stop saying that.

 

Resident Evil is better as an action/horror game then flat out horror.

 

The stamina system of Dark Souls and similar games is crap and not only needs to be retired, but shouldn't have ever been used in the first place.

 

MegaMan X7 is the best in the se- HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 

Sorry sorry, couldn't say that last one with a straight face, Ignore that one.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:11 PM

I actually agree that Mighty No 9 is a perfectly fine game. Not a GREAT game mind you, but hardly utter crap like many make it to be.



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Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:33 PM

Baldur's gate is a boring game.


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Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:47 PM

While Turbo has its perks and will always have a place in my heart as the only Street Fighter II I ever owned on the SNES...World Warrior is still a fun game and the purest form of Street Fighter II to this day.
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:26 PM

I hated most of the characters in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, especially the villains who tried to shoehorn in some sympathy right at the end. I ended up skipping most of the backstory cutscenes after a while.
Also Vandham.

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Also the entire game was basically "win easily in the actual fight, lose in the following cutscene". Every damn time.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:49 PM

World of Warcraft is not the terrible soul sucking monster everyone thinks it is.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:56 PM

I actually don't hate Ashley. Sure her xenophobia was hardly endearing and she was a petulant ass for the first part of the third game. Butshe does come around, she does drunk cute and her commitment to her family is commendable. I certainly have no desire to kill her off. And at least she's not a dull as that boring twit...Kaden...Kaiden...starts with a 'K'.

I also like Miranda. Sure she's a stuck up Cerberus cheerleader boshtet...but she also goes to great lengths to protect her sister and she did bring down her fathe5 and planted the homing beacon that lead Sheperd to The Illusive Mans hideout. Basically, if not for her, Shep never would've been able to takt out Cerberus and find the Catalyst.

I never really cared for Mario 64.

While interesting, the Metroid Prime series are not as fun as the 2D Metroids.

As much as I enjoy the DLC and updates, Final Fantasy XV was just fine in its Vanilla form.

Final Fantasy XIII was actually fun...in some places.

But it definitely did not need sequels.
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 04:47 PM

I like Sega after it collapsed during the fall of the Dreamcast

 

Especially on the Xbox

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 06:28 PM

While interesting, the Metroid Prime series are not as fun as the 2D Metroids.

 

That reminds me. While the story of Other M is pretty stupid, the game itself is just fine and in fact pretty fun.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:55 PM

I kinda like microtransactions.

Yeah, I kinda agree.

 

If that and DLC keeps inflation from bringing up the prices of games, I am fine with it, so long as they are not game breaking to be without.

 

Also, I cannot play a FPS without the vertical controls being inverted.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:05 PM

While interesting, the Metroid Prime series are not as fun as the 2D Metroids.

That reminds me. While the story of Other M is pretty stupid, the game itself is just fine and in fact pretty fun.

I actually kinda agree with this. The gameplay was actually pretty good (aside from the authorization function. The story was just a big stinking pile of hot garbage. Unfortunately, they made separating the story from the game nearly impossible.
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:40 PM

And the authorization mechanics are entirely because of story so...
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 11:49 PM

Consoles are superior to PCs for gaming.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 02:38 AM

I also like Miranda. Sure she's a stuck up Cerberus cheerleader boshtet...but she also goes to great lengths to protect her sister and she did bring down her fathe5 and planted the homing beacon that lead Sheperd to The Illusive Mans hideout. Basically, if not for her, Shep never would've been able to takt out Cerberus and find the Catalyst.

 

Well no the game would have contrived some other way, even if you did have the option of shoving her out an airlock half way through Mass Effect 2.

 

That being said, I would probably have been better disposed towards her if not for the camera mounted a foot behind her backside that the game insisted on switching to whenever she was talking.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 07:12 AM

While I understand where you're coming from with that, I think that's more the developers being pervs than any character flaw with Miranda. So I'm not sure I can hold it against her.
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Posted 28 November 2018 - 12:10 PM

I preferred mario 2 to mario 3.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 12:11 PM

Skyrim sucked.

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 01:06 PM

ESPN NFL 2K5 is still the best football game ever despite the outdated roster


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 02:56 PM

I have zero interest in any version of GTA, CoD or FIFA.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 03:09 PM

Skyrim sucked.

 

Elders Scrolls IV: Oblivion is when the franchise peaked, I feel.

 

Owned Skyrim since Day One, have yet to finish the main quest, any DLC, or even the Thieves Guild. Morrowind is a very lackluster experience now-a-days (Especially if you use a mod that modernizes the draw distance and realize how tiny it is).

 

Oblivion remains one of only two games I've ever 100% completed. I really ought to go back now that it's been a decade.


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