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#1 Edited by deerokus (585 posts) -

Screen protectors are worse than pointless. They're softer than the screens they're used to 'protect'. Anything which would damage the screen will damage it with or without the protector, but with a protector on you'll get marks and scratches on the protector which wouldn't have appeared on the screen.

#2 Posted by deerokus (585 posts) -

It's the opposite, they probably have very good ears. There are certain frequencies which only young people can hear :(.

#3 Edited by deerokus (585 posts) -

On consoles, yes. Not on PC.

#4 Edited by deerokus (585 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.

#5 Edited by deerokus (585 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.

#6 Edited by deerokus (585 posts) -

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

#7 Posted by deerokus (585 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?

#8 Posted by deerokus (585 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.

#9 Posted by deerokus (585 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.

#10 Edited by deerokus (585 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.