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@  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.

@  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.


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#2381 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 05:31 AM

Oh, I think I have Brutal Legend. Thought it was BC already.

Still holding out for Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing.

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 01:32 AM

Oh, I think I have Brutal Legend. Thought it was BC already.

 

I had the exact same reaction.

 

Also, tangentially related to the Xbox, Sony finally relented and is allowing Crossplay in Fortnite, with future titles possibly having crossplay as well.

 

Now, it's nice that the Xbox has been supportive of this feature, but really the thanks should go to Nintendo for defying all expectations and being into it, basically blowing holes in every argument Sony put forth.


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Posted 03 October 2018 - 05:50 AM

AvP is BC now.



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Posted 04 October 2018 - 06:44 AM

BC is progressing at a nice pace for me. Other than most of the Lego games which I doubt I'll ever play again anyway, the standouts for me are the FF13 trilogy, DMC 1-4 and the Arkham games.

 

Well, there's also a whole bunch of Transformers and Marvel games, but seeing as the publisher for those - Activision - no longer have the rights, we've got zero chance of getting those on BC.



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Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:17 PM

Eh, never say never. Strange deals have been worked out before.

 

Still waiting on Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing here, though.

 

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 01:10 PM

Games With Gold for November 2018

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BTW, this ends today, but you can get the Battlefield 1 battlepass for free on Xbox Live.

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New Game Pass Titles for November 2018

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New Backwards Compatible Titles

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD 

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

Crysis

Crysis 2

Crysis 3

Just Cause 

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy 
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Tropico 4
 
Some real bangers this month!
 
New Xbox One X Enhanced BC Games
Half-Life 2: The Orange Box
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead 2
Portal: Still Alive

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 05:40 AM

So the Inside Xbox for X018 happened, and while it was certainly no E3, some cool stuff got announced/revealed.

 

The biggest news is that Xbox is acquiring Obsidian Entertainment (KOTOR 2, Alpha Protocol, Fallout: New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity) and InXile Entertainment (Wasteland 2, The Bard's Tale series).  Xbox is also bringing back the Summer of Arcade (In "Winter of Arcade" form) with titles to be announced at this years Game Awards on December 6th.  (I'm guessing Below, Ashen and Outer Wilds might be on that list)

 

In Backwards Compatibility news, we didn't get any OG titles, but all three Final Fantasy 13 titles are coming to BC with Xbox One X Enhancements.  Civilization Revolution is also getting X Enhancements.

 

 

They also announced several titles coming to gamepass in the coming months

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Void Bastards
Ori and the Blind Forest
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Thief of Thieves: Season One 
Kingdom: Two Crowns
Aftercharge
Supermarket Shriek 
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden 
Pathologic 2
Secret Neighbor 
The Good Life 
Agents of Mayhem
MXGP3
Thomas Was Alone
 

The first batch of "Mouse and Keyboard" Xbox One titles was announced

Bomber Crew

Children of Morta

DayZ, Minion Master

Deep Rock Galactic

Fortnite 

Moonlighter

Strange Brigade

Vigor

Warface

Warframe

Wargroove 

Warhammer: Vermintide 2

War Thunder

X-Morph Defense

 

(How many games start with "War" anyway?  Might as well throw Warcraft on that list)

 

They also showed off DLC for a ton of games, showed off some third party stuff and showed off Crackdown 3's cloud-processed multiplayer mode for the first time in like 3 years.  Overall, I though it was a pretty good show, though there's a few things I expected and didn't get (OG Xbox titles, Sunset Overdrive relaunch, Gears Tactics Xbox announcement, Battletoads footage) but oh well.

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 09:23 AM

...the standouts for me are the FF13 trilogy, DMC 1-4 and the Arkham games.

 

 

In Backwards Compatibility news, we didn't get any OG titles, but all three Final Fantasy 13 titles are coming to BC with Xbox One X Enhancements.

 

Woop woop! C'mon, Batman and Dante!



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Posted 13 November 2018 - 07:30 PM

Batman and DMC 1-4 probably won't happen because they remastered those games.

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 08:20 AM

Huh, I hadn't realised that the DMC HD collection got their own release on current gen, so yeah, I guess that's probably not going to happen. Why make things easier for those who supported you in the past when you can just get them to rebuy everything for the third time...

 

Return to Arkham, I'd forgotten about.



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 02:01 PM

Yay! Sonic Unleashed, AvP and Kingdoms of Amalur are now officially BC!


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 07:49 AM

The 2010 AvP game? It's by far the worst Alien/Predator game made, and I'm including Colonial Marines.

 

Unleashed is nice, I wonder if we'll ever see Sonic 06.  :p



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:21 PM

Sonic Unleashed... ASR's gotta happen at this rate, right?

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 08:34 PM

oh hi mark

 

Games with Gold for February 2019

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New Backwards Compatible Titles

ACE COMBAT 6: Fires of Liberation

Aliens vs Predator

Battlestations Pacific

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars

Command and Conquer 3 Kane’s Wrath

Command and Conquer Red Alert 3

Command and Conquer Red Alert 3 Commander’s Challenge

The Darkness

Duke Nukem Forever

FINAL FANTASY XIII

FINAL FANTASY XIII-2

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII

FUEL

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Port Royale 3 Pirates & Merchants

Rayman Raving Rabbids

SONIC UNLEASHED

Tom Clancy's EndWar

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X

 

New Xbox One X Enhanced 360 Titles

Civilization Revolution

FINAL FANTASY XIII

FINAL FANTASY XIII-2

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII


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