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  1. Vinland Saga is one of the best japanese cartoons I've seen. It's interesting how the show is deeply rooted in reality compared to other animated works of fiction. I don't think it's going to be popular because the average fan of anime wants special powers, etc.

    1. Spaz


      Because shit has to be dumbed down for the masses. 


      If people look beyond the surface there is some pretty interesting stuff. 


      Akira is still my all time favorite, not just for nostalgic reasons but because that was the anime that set the bar for so many shows and movies that followed. 


      The ‘famous’ bit in The Matrix where bullets are slowed down, that was done in Akira a decade earlier.

    2. Copanele


      I also agree that Vinland Saga is great. I am up to date with the manga and so far it seems the anime is quite faithful so far. Especially Askeladd,he is every bit of a badass. 

  2. I think Sony made the right decision. If they want to make portable games, they can do so for mobile phones. It is very popular in Japan.
  3. My Shenmue 3 copy finally arrived. I am proud to be one of the kickstarter backers.

    I won't be googling Shenmue 3 spoilers until I finish the game. No way. I spent nearly £200 to get this title made.


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    2. hugglebunn-e


      The arcades are not included? That sucks.

    3. thepeaguy


      @hugglebunn-e That's Sega's fault. They own the rights to Yu Suzuki's arcade work and other capsule toys.

      Also, it's set in rural China, so it would make sense for the game to not include 80s arcades from Japan.

    4. hugglebunn-e


      Fair enough. Just disappointing. 

  4. Axiom Verge is a good tribute to the NES side-scrolling classics. I haven't platted the game yet, but I will attempt the speedrun bit very soon.

    It's a shame about the developer's son's health. I hear he has plans to make a sequel. I respect that family comes first, of course.

    1. iGGTheEnd


      Is it a sidescroller %100 or is it a metroidvania?  I have been looking for a good side-scroller but I hate getting lost repeatedly in metroidvania type games.

    2. Dreakon13


      Great game.  Tempted to re-play it myself lately on the Switch, first time through left a great impression.  (It's a Metroidvania so there's definitely risk of getting lost at times.)

    3. starcrunch061


      @iGGTheEndIt is a Metroid game through and through (I don't like adding the -vania, because there is no character leveling system here. It's pure Metroid.)


      If you don't like getting lost, don't get this game. While it's one of my favorite games of this (or, really, ANY generation), there is a LOT of backtracking and it is incredibly easy to get lost.


      Anyway, getting back to the original status, the family situation absolutely sucks. Anyone who has children always has the fear of jaundice-related illnesse and disability (it is one of the main things that are checked on for a newborn). Jaundice literally happens to every child, but the degree is rarely so bad. I truly feel for the developer and his family.

  5. What do you guys think of Scorsese's "The Irishman"? I believe this will be the last mob movie he'll ever work on. A fine end to an era.

    1. KingGuy420


      I haven't watched it yet but I'm super excited to. As soon as I have 3 hours to spare I'll be all over it.  

    2. Cassylvania


      I liked it. Probably could've been made a little shorter, but I never got bored.

    3. FinalMiracle13


      I really enjoyed it. I loved watching Al Pacino and the dialogue was greatly written.

  6. I absolutely love how Martin Scorsese triggered the Marvel fans and the cinema industry by comparing superhero films to that of a theme park experience.

    Well, it is.

    As expected, the "ok boomer" remarks comes directly at a man who benefited the post-golden age era of Hollywood with his sublime work.

    There's nothing pretentious about wanting a narrative film. That's how the cinema experience began.

    1. Spaz


      I think Martin Scorsese is a good man and he has accomplished a lot with his life. But I don't exactly agree with comparing superhero movies with theme parks.


      There's too many fucking superhero movies. The last superhero movie I cared about was Iron Man 3. It was.... alright. Hollywood should of limited the superhero crap starting with the end of the Dark Knight trilogy, which I consider to be the best superhero movie trilogy of all time. Heath Ledger gave one of the best performances of a movie villain I've ever seen.


      The amount of times they'e tried to revive Spider-Man is sickening. I can get past the PS4 exclusive because it's good. But Jesus Christ. Wasn't the Tobey Maguire movies enough? I was happy with the X-Men trilogy of the early - mid 2000s. Why do we need more fucking Marvel movies?


      With theme parks you can ride the roller coasters 100 times over and they can be just as fun as they were the first time. With superhero movies you will likely be absolutely sick of watching them 4 - 5 times, it's usually the second time you're sick of them.


      How about Hollywood makes a Rush Hour type of movie with a Jackie Chan character and Chris Tucker type comedian? That is a film I would pay to see, not this superhero bullshit with all out CGI replacing what used to be stuntmen doing the work.


      As for Marvel fans, a lot of them are trigger sensitive snowflakes. I'm not saying all of them are, but my past experience with them hasn't been good.


      Whenever a website like Rotten Tomatoes gives a Marvel movie a bad rating, Marvel fans have to go and attack them. Which is fucking stupid because that website is a collection of ratings that is measured by an average number. It's not a place where a Siskel & Ebert type reviewer can go "Two thumbs up" or "Two thumbs down".

    2. DaivRules


      Those Marvel fans are throwing Billions of dollars at Hollywood to get them to keep doing what they’re doing. It’s smart of Hollywood to listen and give them what they want.

    3. Copanele


      I kind of get along with Martin Scorsese's statement. Not in an insulting way, like damn I enjoyed the Marvel movies the first time I watched them. But honestly I get more kick from movies like John Wick and the latest Tarantino movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. There's this much CGI I can take. 

      Both kinds of movies are required for the industry though, as long as they are well made. Too much Marvel makes my head spin and too much by - the-book movies give me headaches so... perfectly balanced as everything should be is the way to go! 

  7. Promiscuous people in the UK can be entitled as hell for wanting free drugs because of STIs like HIV and herpes.

    If you want to get laid with multiple people, that's YOUR choice. You are not obligated to have sexual partners.

    Why should other taxpayers pay towards irresponsible adults?

    I just read this from an article online. Fellow millennials baffle me with their entitlement at times.

    1. damon8r351


      Ok, boomer.

    2. Spaz


      I tend to consider people born in the early 1980s millennials even though a lot of them will disagree with that. The millennial age range is usually people born between 1985 and 1995 - 1999.


      Honestly I don't know what you call people who are between Generation X and Millennials (Generation Y).


      In the area I live there is a massive drug problem. Meth is fairly common, the towns close to me have people shooting up heroin and doping themselves with sedatives.


      I think the real problem is some of these people never truly grew up and thus are left having to beg on the streets for attention. A number of bums I've come across in Portland, Oregon are mentally unstable. But instead of giving them drugs and some proper advice to lead them into a better future, we just let the police lock them in jail because the mental health situation in America is a fucking joke.


      Always bugs the shit out of me. The entitlement thing is a whole nother issue however.

    3. damon8r351


      I've heard differently on your definition of the Millennial definition there, chief. The most widely accepted timespan I've heard is from 1981 to 1996. There is no separate Generation Y, because that term was used to describe the Millennial generation before that term came into use. Generation X is more roughly defined as between 1960 to between 1977 and 1984, so if you were born in the early 80s like me then you can pick which generation you belong to based on whichever one is currently pissing you off the least.

  8. The London Jihadist attack does not surprise me one bit this week. "Islam isn't the root of the problem, blah, blah." Uh, yes it is.

    Sadiq Khan is a useless tit of a mayor, as per usual. 

    London definitely needs martial law, so they they can get rid of the riff raff polluting this city. 

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    2. thepeaguy


      @Rally-Vincent--- I'm voting Bojo. He's considering an overhaul of our immigration system.

      Jeremy Corbyn just wants to invite these nutjobs in and slag off the Jews.

      @Neputyunu The Muslim communities in Europe need to step up and take responsibility. Otherwise, we're kicking them out for our safety.

    3. Neputyunu


      @thepeaguy "Otherwise, we're kicking them out for our safety." ...Sure. I just read yesterday that Turkey is going to send back ISIS people to Europe, and that we must take them. But every time WE are trying to deport someone people get angry because it would be racist and their countries do not even want to take them back, because some paper says they would be Austrian. But yeah, you can do everything with us, it seems. For example, there was this refugee who killed two guys (one of them tried to help him getting a job and such) because he was unhappy with the working hours. It is insane what is going on in Europe. And yet we are making fun about America because of their guns, while every muslim guy seem to have a knife with them. Are we stupid, or what?

    4. thepeaguy


      @Neputyunu Not straight away, of course, because of a variety of factors. It will happen if religious nutjobs aren't heavily regulated at any time soon.

      See what happens post-Brexit. (Johnson's leading in the polls, btw.)

      Let the young socialists make fun of Murikah. I'm not the least bit interested in what armchair activists say and do on their twitter feeds. I dealt with some Antifa nutjobs while I was helping Sargon of Akkad out. They're all a bunch of worthless pussies.

  9. I've started to play Shining Force II again while I have a break from Axiom Verge. This is the first game that got me into tactical rpgs. I never seem to get bored of this game, even after first playing it back in 1994.

  10. I haven't played a Fire Emblem game since the remake of the first one. I'd like to get back into the series again, but there's too many of these games.
  11. To FE fans:

    Is Fire Emblem 1 a bad game? I don't think I really gave it a chance.

    I hear that Fire Emblem IV is amazing, though.

    So far, I played 7, 8 and 9 from the series.

    1. MidnightDragon


      I’ve never played Fire Emblem, but getting Three Houses soon.

  12. I've noticed a recent trend that any game coming out of Japan is put under scrutiny by Western gaming journalists and critics.

    However, when Western indie developers create games inspired by Japanese games from the past (I'm looking at Iconoclast and Axiom Verge here), they're heralded as a breath of fresh air by critics.

    Bit of a weird trend that.

    Also, I'm not surprised that indie games do well. A lot of the AAA titles out there aren't very interesting games. They still have the same gameplay mechanics going back to the 1980s, yet only the graphics have evolved. I'm glad that gamers today are able to look past the superficial crap.

    1. ExHaseo


      Unfortunately, this is nothing new. Critics have been panning japanese games for no reason since the days of the 360. Even before that, if a game looked too japanese, that would be considered a negative in a review.

    2. BlindMango


      That's games journalism for you, they're having a continuous race to the bottom and meanwhile the people who actually enjoy gaming all move to their own YouTube channels and have incredible success

  13. Plat #109: Detroit: Become Human. Not a bad game by David Cage, if I do say so myself. :)

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    2. thepeaguy


      @EcoShifter Because it's a joke and I can't be bothered to change my avvie.

    3. DamagingRob
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  14. I think the Tories will either have another coalition government or a majority after the UK Gen Election. Either way, Corbyn won't get into power.

    1. MidnightDragon


      No matter what happens... :popcorn: 

  15. I'm liking Detroit: Become Human. Much more than Beyond: Two Souls. Anyone here a fan of David Cage's games? I know he's not always liked in the community.

    1. PermaFox


      I really didn't think I'd like Detroit, but after about a 1/2 an hour in, discovered it is pretty good.  Heavy Rain is another good one (although I'm getting my ass kicked on the driving portion).

    2. thepeaguy


      @I played Indigo Propecy and Heavy Rain. Both are good. I never played Omikron for the Sega Dreamcast, though - the late David Bowie did voice acting for that game.