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  • Birthday 12/19/1990

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  1. Wait, we're talking about Penders again? What'd he do this ti-

    Oh. Oh noooooooooooooo.

  2. So I just received my 8bitdo M30 controller from Playasia and it turns out I had ordered the 2.4g version (aka the wireless MG/Genesis version), when I actually wanted the Bluetooth version. I didn't even realize there was two versions. FML. At least they're happy with refunding it if I send it back.

  3. Candescence

    April Fools 2019

    I don't think anyone can top this one. The best April Fools jokes for me are the ones that make you legitimately doubt if it's actually fake even when you know it is ahead of time. Like... This looks like an actual legit Splatoon mobile spin-off, even if there are small details that indicate lack of polish, mainly animations.
  4. Candescence

    Five Nights at Freddy's - Help Wanted in Virtual Reality

    To be fair, the owner posted on Reddit and he was a very good sport about it and was flattered. It wasn't Scott's fault, though, in any case. In any case, though, it's nice to finally have an official FNAF game with real-time 3D visuals.
  5. So nobody is talking about the fact that Nintendo let an indie dev make a Zelda game?

    1. KHCast


      We were talking about it a bunch this morning 

  6. Hilarious idea: Sonic Riders 4, guest starring Warframes using K-Drives, complete with a track based on Fortuna and a story involving Eggman and Nef Anyo competing for the villain role throughout. Will probably never happen but it would be all sorts of amazing.

    1. SupahBerry


      Hilarious Idea:                                           Sonic Riders 4

  7. I decided to just spoil myself on KHIII's story (because I likely won't be getting it for ages and I usually don't care about being spoiled anyway), and oh wow it's even more of a convoluted trash fire than I expected, to be honest.

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    2. Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Being convoluted and having bad writing aren't mutually exclusive.

    3. Wraith


      Kingdom Hearts 3 shouldn't feel obligated to catch people up. 

    4. KHCast


      Metal gear is convoluted yet is able to have fun stories usually positively received. You can do convoluted right, but KH3 doesn’t even come off as that convoluted after previous titles stretched that trend thin. Just badly written, paced, and full of unexplained shit. 

      @Wraith I’d have preferred they didn’t, but they went the route of trying to integrate catching people up into the narrative, and it doesn’t work 

    5. Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      @Wraith That's the least of that convoluted story's problems.

    6. Wraith


      I didnt get the impression that they were trying to catch people up at all. 

    7. Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Then why bring that up then?

    8. Wraith


      Khcast says "it’s just those things usually require prior understanding of the games, and it does a shit job at catching people up even when the plot awkwardly attempts to explain stuff " in the first comment of this status.

    9. KHCast


      Goofy and Donald attempting to explain the gist of re:coded, lea and isa’s Friendship just happening and isa explaining what he’s done, 3Ds events, Riku and Mickey explaining what happened to terra, something that should have been a no braineer, Axel randomly brining up that he and Ven met that one time, etc

    10. Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Oh, yeah that's really not an excuse for KH3.

    11. Wraith


      Those are more reminders to the people who have played these already because a lot of things have happened to these characters in 20 years. In general I don't think the story really tries to accommodate for newcomers at all.

    12. Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      I don't think @KHCast is saying that it needed to, but more like one its flaws was trying to do it but poorly.

    13. Wraith


      And I'm saying that's not what they were trying to do. 

    14. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      So, speaking of story, can anyone explain that ending?

    15. KHCast


      @Wraith I mean they did have the memory archive, so it’s clear Square wanted the game to reach more than just kh fans, so it certainly felt with how awkwardly those moments just happened, shoehorned in to let newcomers know what happened. Whether it was or not the intention doesn’t change to me that these moments regardless felt forced in to reference a past game 

    16. Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice
    17. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Jovahexeon Fitzroy The secret one. I was scratching my head hard at that, like was that an ad for something?

    18. Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      It pretty much was.


      Verus Rex shown earlier in Toy Box is real.


    19. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      .... I forgot all about that TBH. God, I feel like Fry trying to understand Blurnsball with this.

    20. Ryannumber1gamer


      I would’ve been disappointed as hell if Lea didn’t address Ventus. Certainly wouldn’t consider it as a dropped point for catch up. It makes sense for Axel to ponder if the kid who was a keyblade welder and world traveller all of those years ago even remembered him. I thought it was pretty heartwarming now to establish he was remembered.

    21. KHCast


      I wish they would have broght it up at least once in the year+ time he and roxas were hanging out then, whether it be like in a secret report or in a conversation between him and saix. This being the first time he legit brings it up in the games just felt so unbelievable 

    22. Ryannumber1gamer



      The one point of contemption I have is I still find the video game world in Toy Box being real as absolutely idiotic, and an obviously bad attempt to shove KH with Nomura’s vision of Vs. XIII.

      Whats worse is I could maybe excuse the lack of FF stuff if you wanted to focus on the KH stuff. I think it’s a big loss, but I can see it. Disney is more engrained than FF at least and for the finale to this chapter, I could see them deciding they wanted to keep the Final Fantasy cast away for this one.

      When it looks dubious is when you rid it of the FF cast, and then throw in your expy cast in exchange because they’re totes better than the real thing.

    23. Wraith


      "I'm just gonna put dumb shit I like in Kingdom Hearts" is literally the premise of Kingdom Hearts

      Also Noctis and his friends got butchered by square so I can understand why Nomura's been put off by the idea of using them. We can see what his original intent was and I'm interested in that. 

    24. KHCast


      Nomura seemed really on and off regarding FF’s characters inclusion, I recall him going back and forth in interview on if they’d show up, so wouldn’t surprise me if in a dlc expansion, we see them show up in their own contained story for 3(or at least Cloud and sephiroth’s arc getting closure. With maybe Zack showing up.)

    25. Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Well in that case, the moral of the story is to wait for Final Mix rather then have hopes in the base game.

    26. Wraith


      Nomura only seems like he's contradicting himself in interviews because of how many things likely got left on the cutting room floor when it came down to releasing the game on time. It's very rare for a dev to come out and say we had to cut something for time for w/e reason. I'm guessing they aren't allowed to divulge that insight or are heavily encouraged not to by their bosses, but that's just me speculating. 

      Either way I suspect a lot of things that seem 'off' about Kingdom Hearts 3 just come down to the game releasing too early. It's frustrating but nothing new for...games, to be honest. I'm glad this is one of the few series that have a history of going back and adding the shit they couldn't fit in the first time though because we'll probably see a fully fleshed out version of 3 in a year or two.

  8. Candescence

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    I don't believe in the 'bootstraps' myth or the 'dignity of work', especially since automation is increasingly going to eliminate many jobs. In the cases of many people, getting out of poverty is simply not achievable without outside assistance. Over time, the threshold for being able to even get a job is going to get higher as automation becomes more common, and suddenly not everyone will be able to get fancy degrees or even be able to survive through college/university. It isn't helped by the fact that unionism in the US is in a horrifyingly bad state thanks to the demonisation of unions by the right-wing and union-killing laws, which reduce wage growth and working conditions. Economics requires the vast majority of the population to work right now, but that's going to change. Ultimately, to avoid a violent revolution, policymakers will have to think about how capitalism will have to change to accommodate the rise of automation and an increasing class of people who simply can't get a high-skilled job not taken by robots. And, well, that will likely involve taxing the rich who own the robots. Still, even a universal income isn't going to stop the vast majority of people from working. Humans are greedy, we want more shit and fancier shit. And, well, some people just straight up enjoy their work. But universal income will also free up a lot of people to do things that aren't stable income-wise, like art or writing, or more 'charitable' work (such as actual charities and stuff like wildlife rescue centres). And ultimately, the goal of society should be a system where everyone doesn't have to work, and ideally people should be able to do work they want to do.
  9. Ugh I want this keyboard so bad but it's expensive and mechanical keys are loud https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07771GCBS?th=1

  10. Candescence

    Nintendo Direct Megathread

    I have only one thing to say in reaction to seeing the contents of this direct.
  11. Good lord Jump Force looks even more like trash than I expected. Disgraceful.

    1. Jango


      Called it

  12. Candescence

    Jump Force (February 2019)| Goku in America

    Oh my god it's even worse than I thought it'd be (I've made my point about this game looking like complete ass before in this thread). The in-game fighting animations are undercooked, but the in-game cutscenes in general are absolute trash. For context, it turns out they really skimped on the animation budget: Barely any facial animation (and sure as hell nothing like expressions), characters move stiffly when they move at all, mocap that looks like it was recorded via Kinect, and there are literally sequences with movement with no animation whatsoever. Freeza floating upwards might be barely handwaved, but that Sanji clip is abominable. I hope this game bombs. This is just inexcusable.
  13. Just one page in to issue #13, and we get the image of Knuckles being suspicious of some birds near the Master Emerald. Never change, Knux.

    1. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      Nice to know Mania Adventures ran with that joke

  14. Candescence

    Metroid Prime 4 Announced for Nintendo Switch

    The implication to be garnered from all of this is that Nintendo attempted an international multi-studio approach to development, but it didn't work out, and Retro pushed for a more straightforward approach with developers who have experience with the Prime games to begin with, providing Nintendo with a demo that proved that they still had the chops to make a good Metroid game. Retro are still at the very least somewhat competent developers, as they were able to develop two good if not excellent Donkey Kong games. Nintendo traditionally values quality in their bigger projects, they've been known to either scrap or restart projects if they seem to be doing poorly quality-wise. Also, previously it was rumored that Retro was actually working on a Star Fox title (specifically a traditional rail shooter with a racing element to it), not a third DK game, so unless those rumors are false, Retro are now working on two projects, though one of them will likely be somewhat far along in development to begin with.
  15. Candescence

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Eh, I don't expect any kind of compromise involving wall funding. Border security funding in general that doesn't include wall funding, perhaps, but the most consistent theme I've seen coming out of the Dems is "wall funding is out of the question". They know giving Trump what he wants will just invite more shutdowns, it's basically a hostage situation, and as they say, you don't negotiate with terrorists.

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