ikabubu's forum posts

#1 Edited by ikabubu (213 posts) -

I grew up watching a butt-load of tokusatsu on TV after school. Kamen Rider has a very special place in my heart. Kabuto, arguably, is my last modern favorite. The newer "themed" ones just aren't doing it for me. I think it needs another reboot: a "back-to-basics" "back-to-form" fresh start. I REALLY tuned out after the sommelier one.

#2 Edited by ikabubu (213 posts) -

The absolute nonesense that is Space Dandy.

There's a whole episode parodying John Romero's zombies.

A completely comedic take on The Thing.

A homecoming episode mixed with Groundhog Day.

Hooters in space, called Boobies.

Makes fun of Google, Twitter, Instagram and social media.

Gung-ho, womanizing hijinx.

One throw-away character that parodies Michael Jackson and Dragon Ball, that needs to be seen to be believed.

The English translation is superb. There's actually better and more jokes in the English dub.

Yeah, Dan would like this. Plus there's almost no continuity, anyone can pick it up from wherever.

#3 Edited by ikabubu (213 posts) -

If they're re-releasing this remake, (oh God, is this really happening?), then that's some movement on the franchise.

That could mean a possible few things:

A) Capcom's become complacent enough to just rehash RE. (Hopefully not.)

B) Capcom is planning to do something with the franchise (possibly reboot), which is why they're catching us up.

#4 Edited by ikabubu (213 posts) -

WOW, really?

Justin Calvert and Ryan McDonald? They've been there forever, and they were part of a GS Golden Age when the bombsquad still worked there. Ryan's been there since practically Gamespot's founding, along with Jeff. Those were the days... and I'm getting old.

But I guess seniority doesn't guarantee anything.

#5 Posted by ikabubu (213 posts) -

@billymagnum:

For starters, we're not magicians. It's the same as juggling or skateboard tricks. And yes, "cardist" sounds unfortunate, but it's seems to be the appropriate name (just see United Cardists).

#6 Edited by ikabubu (213 posts) -

Currently, it's been Satellite Stories and their album Phrases to Break the Ice.

I discovered the band when I was digging up some old cardistry videos by Tobias Levin, and stumbled on this:

It's pretty dumb, but I was hoping to learn a few moves from it. The song used is called "Kids aren't safe in the Metro".

#7 Posted by ikabubu (213 posts) -

There's a Dave Lang... in ALL of us.

A Chicago jerk, lurking in the deepest, darkest recesses of your soul.

An irrefutable urge to cuss, yell, and make flash games.

#8 Posted by ikabubu (213 posts) -

I wish I could still say that I'm from Las Pinas, Metro Manila, Philippines...

...but now I'm in Seattle, Washington.

Decidedly a little less exotic.

#9 Edited by ikabubu (213 posts) -

Ten years of my life.

Looking back at it all and laughing with those guys. A decade went by, and it both feels like: so much has changed, yet so little has. That includes me, and this community. It's a strange mix of nostalgia, solidarity, and bittersweetness. The things we loved will never stay the same, yet somehow still be there, if we know how to look. We didn't care at the time, we were all just having fun. But now, all we can do is hold on, while looking forward to the new.

Growing old is weird. But I wouldn't have it any other way.

P.S. It's amazing how stiff in front of a camera some of those guys were. Almost as if they weren't used to being recorded. I'm looking at you Shoemaker.

#10 Edited by ikabubu (213 posts) -

@perilator666 said:

@pyrodactyl: Why is farming souls in Things Betwixt useless but farming souls on just as dull boss fights isnt?

Bosses are more lucrative, and, theoretically, is more abundant than regular enemies. By 'abundant' I mean that: you can farm the enemies about 10~ish times before they stop respawning at the current difficulty level, but you can mine the entire player-base for bosses. Also, Things Betwixt is probably the lowest yield enemies, because they're the starter enemies.

Plus there's virtually zero risk dying at a boss fight as a phantom. No corpse running if you die, and only your consumables get spent. Winning a boss fight as a phantom also restores your Estus, Spells, Hexes, and Miracles when you get back.