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#1 Posted by Fawkes (245 posts) -

@peritus said:

@luck702 said:

What happens when something newer than the New 3DS comes out? Think further than 12 seconds into the future Nintendo.

Newer 3ds? That has them covered for at least 3 more years!

What'll they do after "Newest 3DS"?

#2 Posted by Fawkes (245 posts) -

Is there an audio clip somewhere of Patrick saying this will never happen that Vinny could put on a loop?

#3 Posted by Fawkes (245 posts) -

I like everything about this except the name. New Super Mario Brothers was a bad name and this is a bad name. It could not be any less forward-thinking. I really hope they call it something else outside of Japan the way they do with XL/LL.

#4 Edited by Fawkes (245 posts) -

Smash bros salty bets?

#6 Posted by Fawkes (245 posts) -

The original name was clearly a play on words, as the game took place in a mansion. As early as the second game in the series, which tool place in a police station, it stopped being about evil in a residence and thus the title stopped making sense.


The name Resident Evil happened because there was a band called Biohazard. I wouldn't be surprised if the person who came up with the name Resident Evil had nothing to do with making the games.

#7 Posted by Fawkes (245 posts) -

Fulton, NY, USA

#8 Posted by Fawkes (245 posts) -
@gkhan said:

Here's why metric is superior: assuming you know the basic lengths, that 12 inches make a foot, 3 feet make a yard and 1760 yards make a mile, then tell me how many inches there are in a mile? Unless you've memorized the answer, you'd be hard-pressed to calculate 12*3*1760 in your head.

Well I'm pretty sure you'd just convert directly from feet to miles. People really only ever use yards if they are talking about football.

I really don't see how that makes it superior, though. I cannot think of any realistic scenario where someone would actually have to convert from miles to inches. Do people in other countries have lots of conversations like "I ran 8 kilometers today. That's 800000 centimeters, you know." Also I own a cellphone that has a calculator and also the internet. Why would I ever be trying to do equations in my head?

I'm very likely biased towards the American system, but it seems more like it is based on actual practical use rather than just having the roundest numbers. I don't know what Fahrenheit is based off, but I know that 0 degrees is uncomfortably cold and 100 degrees is uncomfortably hot. If I am going to jump in a pool I am very rarely concerned that it might be close to boiling, and primarily concerned with how comfortable I will feel being in it. Typical highway speed limits around where I live are 65 miles per hour. If I am driving past a rest stop and see a sign that says the next rest stop is in 38 miles, I instantly know that I should stop and poop now if I don't think I can hold it for about 38 more minutes. If I ever need to measure something but don't have anything to measure with, I can use my actual foot to estimate how many feet it is.

Metric makes sense for science and shit when you actually need to sit down and figure out exact measurements and plug them into formulas. And we use it in science class.

And as for Month/Day/Year, maybe it would help if you thought of it as Year/Month/Day for people who realized that saying what year it is is redundant so we put it at the end or just leave it off entirely.

#9 Posted by Fawkes (245 posts) -

Aren't Vinny playing Dark Souls or Brad Playing Devil May Cry or Demon's Souls or Vinny's ongoing cycle of killing and reviving Dracula all pretty much Endurance Runs? Except with the more relaxed setting of doing it when they have time or feel like it, rather than forcing themselves to put up an episode a day?

#10 Posted by Fawkes (245 posts) -

@cbk486 said:

Does anyone else feel (or have felt) this way - that every attempt to improve yourself will inevitably end in failure, so why bother?

Yes, almost all the time.