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  1. Comment on What To Expect From Sony's Next-Gen PlayStation in ~games

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    Maybe a preemptive strike against the upcoming game streaming services like Google Stadia, and signs of Amazon and Apple circling the waters. Sure they'll cannibalize their PS4 sales a bit, but...

    Maybe a preemptive strike against the upcoming game streaming services like Google Stadia, and signs of Amazon and Apple circling the waters. Sure they'll cannibalize their PS4 sales a bit, but staying in control of the conversation helps prevent bigger losses to other platforms that will launch sooner.

    From the wiki article you linked: "Pre-announcement is done for several reasons: to reassure current customers that there is improvement or lower cost coming, to increase the interest of the media and investors in the company's future prospects, and to intimidate or confuse competitors." All these reasons ring true for Sony right now.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Project Sakura Wars announced for PS4 in ~games

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    I like the Sakura Wars franchise for the music and fun character interactions. Only Sakura Wars 5 has come to the west, and it didn't sell very well, so I'm very pleasantly surprised that the new...

    I like the Sakura Wars franchise for the music and fun character interactions. Only Sakura Wars 5 has come to the west, and it didn't sell very well, so I'm very pleasantly surprised that the new entry will be coming to the west in 2020.

    Bleach is cool and all, but I'm bummed that Kosuke Fujishima is being replaced as character designer. Oh well, I'd rather a new character designer than the franchise to end.

    Thankfully Kohei Tanaka is still the music composer because his music pretty much makes the entire series.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 announced for March 2020 in ~games

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    Bloodlines definitely. It's a classic often compared with Deus Ex but with vampires. Great atmosphere and direction and player agency. There are definitely some annoying/janky parts but the...

    Bloodlines definitely. It's a classic often compared with Deus Ex but with vampires. Great atmosphere and direction and player agency. There are definitely some annoying/janky parts but the unofficial patch fixes a lot of stuff.

    Redemption not really worth playing IMO.

    The must-have unofficial patch for Bloodlines: https://www.moddb.com/mods/vtmb-unofficial-patch (Wow! Updated as recently as a month ago!)

    6 votes
  4. Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYvWfDxhm_s Website: https://www.bloodlines2.com Up until the announcement an hour ago, Paradox Interactive were doing a fake "Tender" app...

    Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYvWfDxhm_s

    Website: https://www.bloodlines2.com

    Up until the announcement an hour ago, Paradox Interactive were doing a fake "Tender" app teaser/promo thing. There was some kind of countdown involved which ended with this announcement, entertaining to watch: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/399100804?t=03h52m54s

    14 votes
  5. Comment on Oregairu Season 3 Official Announcement in ~anime

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    Excited! There's no release date but first was spring 2013, second was spring 2015. So maybe spring 2020?

    Excited! There's no release date but first was spring 2013, second was spring 2015. So maybe spring 2020?

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Facebook, Axios and NBC paid to manage their reputation on Wikipedia in ~news

  7. Comment on Have you ever experienced Sleep Paralysis? in ~talk

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    Happened to me a few times. Most embarrassing was at a sleepover long time ago, friend's dad walked into room to say hi to everyone but I couldn't move or speak even though my eyes were open. Was...

    Happened to me a few times. Most embarrassing was at a sleepover long time ago, friend's dad walked into room to say hi to everyone but I couldn't move or speak even though my eyes were open. Was awkward.

    In retrospect every time it's happened to me, I was dehydrated, but didn't know at the time.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Reading Battle Angel Alita. Having a blast. Good action, good sci-fi, good sense of humor, likable characters.

    Reading Battle Angel Alita. Having a blast. Good action, good sci-fi, good sense of humor, likable characters.

  9. Comment on Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince - Announcement Trailer in ~games

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    Color me surprised! I thought the Trine series effectively died after Trine 3 flopped. Apparently Frozenbyte's Shadwen and Has Been Heroes didn't do too great either? (50%, 60% review scores) I...

    Color me surprised! I thought the Trine series effectively died after Trine 3 flopped. Apparently Frozenbyte's Shadwen and Has Been Heroes didn't do too great either? (50%, 60% review scores)

    I loved the first 2 Trines, they are great for couch co-op, skipped the third due to bad reviews and weird 3D perspective. The Trine 4 trailer looks like they're going back to their gameplay roots, has me cautiously optimistic.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    The order following the VN is Fate, Unlimited Blade Works, then Heaven's Feel. That's the original story. From there you can then go to Fate/Zero, which is a prequel, and the others in pretty much...

    The order following the VN is Fate, Unlimited Blade Works, then Heaven's Feel. That's the original story. From there you can then go to Fate/Zero, which is a prequel, and the others in pretty much any order.

    Of course since Fate/Zero anime is all released, while Heaven's Feel movies are not, it's fine to watch FZ right after UBW.

    But from what I've seen and heard, the other non-FateStayNight Fate anime are mostly not very good, like Apocrypha which had pretty poor pacing and lack of character development. I've heard good things about the Emiya Family Cooking anime though.

    Looking forward to the upcoming Fate Grand Order series, since they cover some of the more interesting/popular arcs of the mobile game, unlike the already-released FGO season, which covers the boring throwaway stories before they got serious about writing.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on All Medium paywalled stories are now free and unmetered when you’re coming from Twitter in ~tech

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    Guesses: More inbound links to medium.com is good for SEO and business metrics? Better analytics via Twitter link analytics/shortening? I feel like I've seen some medium.com analytics-like links...

    Guesses:

    1. More inbound links to medium.com is good for SEO and business metrics?
    2. Better analytics via Twitter link analytics/shortening? I feel like I've seen some medium.com analytics-like links (something like link.medium.com/blahblah123id) but it's not really widely used; people usually just share the actual permalink. Maybe there is something to be gained with these types of link analytics rather than getting analytics on actual visitors to medium.com, who knows.
    3. Like you said in another comment, maybe a partnership with Twitter. Maybe it's Twitter who has something to gain with these link analytics, in exchange for something given to Medium?
    3 votes
  12. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    If you're in North America, no legitimate source until Netflix brings it back this spring. Last release was DVD in 2005. Source

    If you're in North America, no legitimate source until Netflix brings it back this spring. Last release was DVD in 2005. Source

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What was your fondest memories of anime? in ~anime

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    Oh hell yeah DALnet! That was such a fun and friendly place to hang out, unlike EFnet, even though the people with the goods were on EFnet. I had so much fun with the anime trivia bots.

    Oh hell yeah DALnet! That was such a fun and friendly place to hang out, unlike EFnet, even though the people with the goods were on EFnet. I had so much fun with the anime trivia bots.

  14. Comment on What was your fondest memories of anime? in ~anime

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    Love Hina has a lot of great moments. When Naru becomes an idol and sings an entire song during an episode, I was floored seeing that the first time. Don't know if idol anime were as much of a...

    Love Hina has a lot of great moments. When Naru becomes an idol and sings an entire song during an episode, I was floored seeing that the first time. Don't know if idol anime were as much of a thing back then, but pretty sure it wasn't like today where there's minimum 5 idol shows per season. One of the first anime I felt compelled to find and download all the vocal MP3s. Was kind of a Yui Horie fan for a while.

    Remembering more now, Love Hina might have been one of the first shows I watched encoded in DivX. It was magical. Prior to that I don't even remember, it was crappy .avi's, .mov's, .wmv's, .rm's 30MB for a 20 minute episode (of course OP and ED distributed separately), but Love Hina was like 100MB per episode which was really high quality.

    On the manga side, I''s. My heart hurt at the end, couldn't believe it was over. I was such a sucker for those types of romance stories for teenage boys.

  15. Comment on When did you first start watching anime? in ~anime

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    Thanks for providing the opportunity to remember and talk about him. :)

    Thanks for providing the opportunity to remember and talk about him. :)

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  16. Comment on When did you first start watching anime? in ~anime

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    I started seriously getting into anime in the 90s after a family friend, who was like a big brother to me and also a huge otaku, visited our house occasionally and brought anime tapes with him. He...

    I started seriously getting into anime in the 90s after a family friend, who was like a big brother to me and also a huge otaku, visited our house occasionally and brought anime tapes with him. He introduced me to Kiki's Delivery Service, Record of Lodoss War, and Bubblegum Crisis. Plus some of the best SNES JRPGs. I always looked forward to picking his brain about the newest games and anime. Prior to that I was only exposed to whatever was on TV: DBZ, Ronin Warriors, Sailor Moon.

    He was great at analyzing the animation styles and details, his college brain pointing out things that were way over my grade school head. And he was a great storyteller (he probably played a lot of D&D) and turned these games and anime I'd never seen into vivid living worlds in my imagination. It was years later I realized that one story he told me about a boy, a girl, a fairy, and a magical sword, were a ripoff of Secret of Mana; but the story he told me made it so real, way more than the videogame by itself could be.

    He died young, some years back, leaving a wife and baby. He would have been a good dad. These days I do my best to carry on his legacy of being a huge anime and videogame nerd.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on The long-awaited moment... Dracula theme added! Oh also, the site is publicly visible now (but let's not be too noisy about it yet). in ~tildes.official

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    If I recall from the last few times this was talked about, the server is underutilized to the point where Tildes could likely handle a 10000% increase in activity before worrying about that. The...

    If I recall from the last few times this was talked about, the server is underutilized to the point where Tildes could likely handle a 10000% increase in activity before worrying about that. The recent spike was probably only ballpark 50% increase over the baseline. Bandwidth is factored in as it's not a cloud hosted server.

    The more pressing problem is Deimos needs to pay rent and buy food etc. which dwarf current server costs. He said he might apply for grants for some added income.

    14 votes