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#1 Edited by deerokus (531 posts) -

You have to remember that country, nation and state are three different things, especially on an island which was invaded and occupied multiple times. Wales was never a single, unified independent state as England and Scotland were until 300 years ago (and Scotland hopefully shall be again), but there were petty Kingdoms within the territory before it was finally annexed by England around 450 years ago, and it is a distinct nation. Its culture and peoples were and are different from the others on the islands, and are effectively the last remnants of the Brittonic people (and that's why Welsh seems so crazy, it's a different language group altogether from English).

But that's a rabbit hole too far for this discussion. You could think of the Brittonic people as being analogous to the First Men in Game of Thrones perhaps.

Americans would have a terrible time pronouncing Welsh.

#2 Edited by deerokus (531 posts) -

I once saw a woman called 'Tara' mispronounce 'Lara'! Just inexplicable. It's two rhyming syllables that are pronounced as they look, I have no idea how Americans get it wrong.

It isn't even that odd a name, surely?

As well as Craig, the other name Americans can't do is Graeme/Graham. You guys seem to say some variant of Gram or Grem. I think that guy in 24 who was Jack's brother had four different pronunciations, and it wasn't even spelt properly. Horrid.

#3 Edited by deerokus (531 posts) -

No professional reviews, but it has a 0.2 user rating on metacritic. This will be glorious.

#4 Posted by deerokus (531 posts) -

Wait, how come we're getting Bravely Default in the UK at the same time as Japan, but the US doesn't until Feb?

#5 Posted by deerokus (531 posts) -

Fish probably needs some medical advice, he strikes me as having some kind of mental illness that isn't being treated. As someone who has gone through that... it's still hard to sympathise with him. He boasts about his life and his relative wealth, belittles people who aren't as well known as he is, then complains about people being nasty to him.

#6 Posted by deerokus (531 posts) -

Usually at least one or two a day if I'm going into the city centre (Glasgow, in Scotland). Don't know why, but Glasgow seems to be the Japan of Europe when it comes to the 3DS.

#7 Edited by deerokus (531 posts) -

His Ghosts of the Ostfront series is superb, as is the one about Rome. He usually takes a few months between podcasts, but considering he's basically doing fantastic mini-audiobooks every time, it is understandable.

#8 Posted by deerokus (531 posts) -

The bit where they are being chased through 'Glasgow' and its all palm trees and shit because they filmed it in South Africa.

#9 Posted by deerokus (531 posts) -

3DS would be a nice fit too, would be a big hit on the eshop.

#10 Edited by deerokus (531 posts) -

Seems they were robbed. Dammit. Jeff in chat just said

The majority of our equipment has been removed from our shooting space and we are looking into our options there.