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#1 Edited by BBAlpert (1662 posts) -

@napalm said:


" Why does that even happen? Is there any science behind why some people have the problem while others don't? "

The only thing I can conclude is that it's simulating movement, and I guess visually, a simulated, floating projected image can twist some people's stomachs.

I don't know if this is actually true, but in middle school I remember my science teacher saying something about motion sickness being the body's response to a disconnect between eye and inner-ear signals. When you're reading in a car, your inner ear senses that you're moving, but your eyes are focused on the stationary inside of the vehicle. When you're playing a game, your inner ear senses that you're sitting still, but your eyes are telling your brain that you're running around in a virtual environment.

The reason people feel nauseous is (supposedly) because the brain says "whoa whoa whoa hold the phone! One sense says I'm moving and one sense says I'm NOT moving. They can't both be right, so SOMETHING is messed up with one of them. I don't know why one of them is messed up, but I'm going to assume it's some kind of poison that my stupid body ate. That poison needs to go, so I'll send some pukey signals to this idiot's tummy to flush that garbage out."

Again, this may not be the actual mechanism or cause of motion sickness, but it seems like a reasonable explanation to me.

#2 Posted by BBAlpert (1662 posts) -

@bbalpert: Persona 3 has a good and bad ending which is solely determined by a choice you make near the end of the game. However, unlike Persona 4, it's very straightforward and obvious what you have to do to get the good ending so you don't have to worry about reading a faq ahead of time.

I just got to the point where you make the actual choice, and you were not kidding about them making it clear. I was a little worried, but they really go out of their way to hit you over the head with it.

#3 Posted by BBAlpert (1662 posts) -

Supposedly Amiibo figures can only hold the data for one game at a time? At least, Polygon reported that if you have an Amiibo with Smash Brothers character data on it, you'll have to delete it in order to use the figure with Mario Party 10.

I understand that you can only store so much data on a little chip, especially when cost is a factor, but it'd be some hot fucking trash if you had to buy a new figure for each character you wanted to use for each game you wanted to use them in.

#4 Edited by BBAlpert (1662 posts) -

I was already on board with Dan before he was even hired, but I was (unfairly) hesitant about Jason. But it turns that out he's an alright dude, too.

#5 Edited by BBAlpert (1662 posts) -

I hope the mystery studio is something silly, like Ubisoft: Vatican City.

#6 Posted by BBAlpert (1662 posts) -

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#7 Posted by BBAlpert (1662 posts) -

I donated twice, but neither of my donation comments got read :(

#8 Posted by BBAlpert (1662 posts) -

Modify the Sellion and Nasolabial folds.

I think those are parts of a face. Happy to help.

You're a nasolabial fold.

#9 Posted by BBAlpert (1662 posts) -

@tobbrobb said:

@billymaysrip: Does Gantz the anime differ much from the manga? Because I thought the manga was a good idea with terrible execution. Just boobs and blood with no substance.

It's been a while since I've watched or read Gantz, but I don't think it differs too much when it comes to the events that they both show. The biggest difference that I can think of is that the manga keeps going long after the story in the anime wraps up.

If you didn't like the manga, I don't think there's too much that you'd feel any differently about in the anime. But again, my memory is a bit fuzzy.

#10 Edited by BBAlpert (1662 posts) -

@hamst3r: Full disclosure, that cover on MAL is way cooler and more stylized than what it actually looks like. I'm not even sure who that purple haired person is supposed to be, except maybe a really off model version of the protagonist and an equally off model version of the little girl sidekick/plot device. This Italian cover has images either directly from or closely modeled after the movie itself.

I'd love to hear what you think about Baoh, but I don't want to set you up for disappointment going in expecting some trippy JoJo style.