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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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Posted 28 November 2018 - 06:08 PM

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

Vice City was pretty fun.  That's about all I can say about that topic though.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 07:23 PM

Skyrim sucked.

Skyrim is hugging trash.

 

Breath of the Wild is dreadfully boring, and one of my least favorite entries in the franchise.


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 07:24 PM

I liked a lot of the options in san andreas, and they smoothed out controls and nicely boosted the graphics for five, but largely it's just not interesting to me. I see enough of that shit on the news every night, I don't want to be mimicking it.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:19 PM

Legend of Spyro series and Skylanders are fun games!



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:21 PM

FFVIII is trash. As much as I enjoyed the soundtrack, I just cannot get into the characters. Except for Ward. Ward was awesome. He didn't talk much, so he didn't offend my senses.

 

The magic system is a travesty and thank every single deity they never went back to Junction.


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:31 PM

FFVIII is trash. As much as I enjoyed the soundtrack, I just cannot get into the characters. Except for Ward. Ward was awesome. He didn't talk much, so he didn't offend my senses.

 

The magic system is a travesty and thank every single deity they never went back to Junction.

 

Triple Triad was the only saving grace of the game.


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:42 PM

 

Skyrim sucked.

Skyrim is hugging trash.

 

Breath of the Wild is dreadfully boring, and one of my least favorite entries in the franchise.

 

 

I'm not sure I'd call it boring, but in large I just didn't enjoy it a whole lot. I'm mostly annoyed that as a whole, it kinda lacks a story. Its there, and there are a few good characters, but the open-worldness and ability to do any thing in any order kinda works against it, on top of having to manually search for parts of it. Becuase each area is designed to be someone's first, there's no real connection between the areas. There's nothing that really feeds into each other.  While that is true for some Zelda games, there is still a sense of progression of when you beat things as you got new stuff as you advanced that usually let you do stuff you couldn't before. But here you kinda got everything from the start. Being innovative and trying something new in the series is good, but For me it strays just a bit too far from the Zelda formula to really be enjoyable.


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:55 PM

 

 

Skyrim sucked.

Skyrim is hugging trash.

 

Breath of the Wild is dreadfully boring, and one of my least favorite entries in the franchise.

 

 

I'm not sure I'd call it boring, but in large I just didn't enjoy it a whole lot. I'm mostly annoyed that as a whole, it kinda lacks a story. Its there, and there are a few good characters, but the open-worldness and ability to do any thing in any order kinda works against it, on top of having to manually search for parts of it. Becuase each area is designed to be someone's first, there's no real connection between the areas. There's nothing that really feeds into each other.  While that is true for some Zelda games, there is still a sense of progression of when you beat things as you got new stuff as you advanced that usually let you do stuff you couldn't before. But here you kinda got everything from the start. Being innovative and trying something new in the series is good, but For me it strays just a bit too far from the Zelda formula to really be enjoyable.

 

I thought that they did a fairly good job with the concept of "all tools to solve puzzles and then making different puzzles with the same parts". The variety of terrain, and the ingenuity of some of it. It's an EXCELLENT game.

 

It's just not a legend of zelda game. Yeah, okay, fine, really good coat of LoZ paint on it. But it honestly feels like one of the devs came up with a really solid game concept and then marketing stepped in and said "This is good, but to make it GOLD...".

 

Still enjoy it though. It's my go to game when I'm working and "working" involves waiting in the car.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:55 PM

Breath of the Wild is the first Zelda game in twenty years.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 10:44 PM

While I will admit that Mortal Kombat Armageddon's fatalities were weak, its character creation was totally awesome and I enjoyed the hell out of it.

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 10:46 PM

MK vs DCU was a great game.



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 12:59 AM

Well apparently I have another to add to the list.

 

Final Fantasy VIII is my favorite one to date. I loved just how well you could use the Junction system to your advantage.

 

Final Fantasy VI on the other hand, has too many characters and the worst villain I've ever seen in any media ever.

 

Seriously Kefka SUCKS.


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 10:40 AM

I dislike free character customization in games where characters have defined roles and personalities. Customizing your created character is fine. But it feels wrong to me to even have the option of, say, making Cyan a mage, or Lulu a warrior. I prefer games like FF4, with defined character classes, or FF5, where characters aren't slotted into any particular role by design. If you're going to have a game where characters are defined in a particular role, but still have some customization options, FF9's system is much more to my liking.



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 11:11 AM

I like Dragon Warrior XI and all...but it completely baffles me why the decided to emulate Final Fantasy X's sphere system. It's a crap system and I hate it.
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Posted 29 November 2018 - 04:25 PM

I actually love the Sphere System. Gives guided progression while allowing a person to play to their strengths and take favorite characters down paths they'd prefer.

 

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 05:48 PM

I still like the Materia system. Heal-alls, Bahamuts and hp ups for everyone!
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Posted 30 November 2018 - 10:44 AM

I'm actually sorry to say this one, but in the sea of Fighting game series out there.

 

Street Fighter is very basic and bland, and just not that fun to play.


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 11:09 AM

I always thought Mortal Kombat was more fun that SF.



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Posted 30 November 2018 - 11:27 AM

First let me say that I've played and enjoyed games from each of these series. But:

Mortal Kombat only exists for the gore. Dead or Alive only exists for the jiggly boob physics. Super Smash Bros is a party game. Soul Calibur...is alright. I'll leave that one alone.

That leaves Soul Calibur and Street Fighter as the only truly pure tournament fighter franchises I've ever played.

I'll be fair and say I've never played Tekken, Virtua Fighter or Blaz Blue. So I can't really speak about them.
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Posted 30 November 2018 - 11:30 AM

Actually it's the Special Moves in MK that I liked a lot better than Street Fighter.

 

I just felt the Special Moves were more fun and could change the gameplay.





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