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@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Valentine's day. Bummer.

@  Otaku : (14 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

So is that an occasion for congratulations or condolences, Telly?  I see it as a good thing, but that is a matter of personal preference; easier for me to keep straight who is who when the names don't change. XP

@  Telly : (14 February 2020 - 12:48 AM)

damn. ive been going by "telly" on here for nearly 14 years...

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 February 2020 - 08:06 PM)

I've seen it. It didn't really deliver on the title

@  Paladin : (11 February 2020 - 05:28 PM)

we don't need to see that. we're living it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Anyone seen an old British movie called 'The Earth dies screaming' it's like a Doctor Who serial minus the Doctor.

@  TriBlurr : (09 February 2020 - 11:58 AM)

Needs more zone defense. Call Scrapper

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2020 - 11:29 AM)

MORE POINTS FOR BLITZWING!

@  Donocropolis : (09 February 2020 - 09:33 AM)

MP-7 Thundercracker recovers....he's at the 40....the 20....AND HE SCORES!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 February 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Reserved for Masterpiece Kup.

@  Sabrblade : (08 February 2020 - 09:49 PM)

MP-10 Convoy redecoed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2020 - 06:56 AM)

MP-9 Rodimus self-destructed.


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#41 MatrixPrime

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 06:40 AM

QUOTE(Kevin S @ Jun 18 2008, 06:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Knight in Rusty Armor @ Jun 18 2008, 06:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
great and mgs3 won't play on a ps3.....bah i say


It plays, but only on the 80/60GB models (and maybe the original 20GB).

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I would imagine that the MGS franchise would be available to download at some point.

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 06:20 PM

MGS1 is up on the Japanese PSN store, along with policenauts. But i dunno if when/if were gettig it.

I woldnt hold my breath for any PS2 downloadable games tho. The ps1 games are emu'ed both on the PS3 and PSP. and as the PS3 PS2 emu is only on certain versions.. Anything thats not playable across the board probably would never see the store, assuming that we ever see ps2 games period.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 05:19 AM

well, I'm at the last fight(s), wow, what a game, movie, or whatever you want to call it. Solid Snake is the jive. This may be the best "movie" of 2008.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 11:11 AM

I'm trying to get the stealth camo. I'm starting to realize how much I hate these huge maps. You get through like a mile of stealth and then right at the end of the stage you get caught and have to do it all over again.

ACT2 has awesome stages though. They're so wide open. I'm on my 3rd playthrough and I'm still finding new parts that I never went down.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 04:43 PM

they also have new camouflage up for download as well

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 10:03 PM

Just beat the game, and I'll say it again, what a story. Loved the ending. Picking up the PS3 just for this game alone was surely worth it. No regrets.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:02 AM

QUOTE(Jesse (M_P) @ Jun 20 2008, 11:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just beat the game, and I'll say it again, what a story. Loved the ending. Picking up the PS3 just for this game alone was surely worth it. No regrets.


Were some of those scenes not epic? Like modeling that whole ship only to have it sit off in the background in the end.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 05:47 AM

QUOTE(Crypt @ Jun 21 2008, 01:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Jesse (M_P) @ Jun 20 2008, 11:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just beat the game, and I'll say it again, what a story. Loved the ending. Picking up the PS3 just for this game alone was surely worth it. No regrets.


Were some of those scenes not epic? Like modeling that whole ship only to have it sit off in the background in the end.

yup, loved it.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 05:49 AM

I just finished the game.

*salutes*

Such an epic game.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 05:52 AM

really loved the final, FINAL fight.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 06:46 AM

Now its time to go through it all again and get EVERYTHING


*grabes guide and reads*

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 08:39 PM

I just finished the game. Absolutely amazing.

The ending was masterful. The final fight really puts a bookend on the franchise. Especially the way each segment of the fight takes music from each game.

The after the credits scene came out of nowhere. Though I thought something was up when the last VA credit was for HIGHLIGHT to view:
big boss .

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 10:38 AM

So I've gotten 55 guns, stealth, bandanna, solar gun, every camo cept for the corpse camo and two of the face camos. Almost all of the ipod music. I didn't buy any of it from the drebin shop either.

Now I just have to get the rest of the emblems and beat extreme mode in under 5 hours, 0 rations, alerts, kills, continues. Hopefully they won't be too hard.

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 05:37 AM

Just for curiosity...



who else switched controller 1 to 2 during the mantis fight...

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 10:45 AM

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Just for curiosity...



who else switched controller 1 to 2 during the mantis fight...


*Raises hand

call otacon when you do it.

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 11:01 AM

I forgot all about doing that.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 12:03 AM

For those of you who've finished it, what the story with Raiden? I heard that HIGHLIGHT to view:
he's a robot ninja in MGS4

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 12:12 AM

QUOTE(ShadowFox @ Jun 25 2008, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For those of you who've finished it, what the story with Raiden? I heard that HIGHLIGHT to view:
he's a robot ninja in MGS4


HIGHLIGHT to view:
Not entirely. He's biological with mechanical enhancements. He has artificial blood that is milky grey. He can bleed a ton and be fine, but the artificial blood needs dialysis when much has been lost. At the end, you see him in a hospital shirtless, for a guy who had both arms cut off, multiple stabbings, and fought a team of soldiers with a sword held in his mouth, he looks to be in good healthy shape minus some incision scars. He kicks lots of ass in MGS4. All of his scenes are absolutely amazing (and mostly cut scenes).

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 12:29 AM

about Raiden..

HIGHLIGHT to view:
from what i remember of the MGS Database, sometime after MGS2 he gets captured and heavily experiemented upon, replacing a good portion of his body with cybernetics. Eventualy he is freed by Big Mama and her troops and he helps her out. After the events of MGS4 Raiden seems to get most his robotics replaced with natural looking prostetics. Or at the very least has an outer layer of syntetic flesh placed over the internal machinery. The lines match up to where his flesh was still precent in his ninja form but have little divots in them at places that look unnatural


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Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:09 AM

QUOTE(Murry the Evil Skull @ Jun 25 2008, 01:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
about Raiden..

HIGHLIGHT to view:
from what i remember of the MGS Database, sometime after MGS2 he gets captured and heavily experiemented upon, replacing a good portion of his body with cybernetics. Eventualy he is freed by Big Mama and her troops and he helps her out. After the events of MGS4 Raiden seems to get most his robotics replaced with natural looking prostetics. Or at the very least has an outer layer of syntetic flesh placed over the internal machinery. The lines match up to where his flesh was still precent in his ninja form but have little divots in them at places that look unnatural


MGS Database? Where is that located? Is it on the pre-order DVD? (Which I own, but never bothered to load into the computer, just the DVD.)

Also, do you know if it explains anything about Dr. Petrovich Madnar's history & involvement in the MGS series? (He built the Metal Gears in Metal Gear 1 & 2, but aside from a somewhat unexplained off camera role in MGS4, I haven't heard his name mentioned in the MGS series.)

Then again, maybe there's a bit more explanation regarding him, if I'd played Portable Ops. But I'm hard pressed to buy a PSP just for that game. Why can't they just release it on the PS2 already.

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