It's advertising for the new Unreal engine, essentially. It doesn't have to charge money, the game itself is part of the marketing effort.
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Well, to be honest, the reason anime is what it is, is due to the fact that for the longest time (and even now), it was made to cater to socially awkward teenagers. Most of the creators of anime and manga were themselves, shy, awkward people who probably had a tough time at school. Much of it is wish-fulfilment fantasies made by the awkward, for the awkward. Not everyone in Japan likes Anime (I know quite a few Japanese people who freaking hate it) and don't mistake "anime japan" for real japan.
Why does everyone look like they are 12? Well, the style was originally made to appeal to children. Big-eyes make characters appealing to young folks, and makes the character look young as well. These days, eh, there's a worrying amount of child-hood sexualization which some in Japan might think is "cute", but I am just utterly horrified by. I don't want to see a 12 year old girl's panties. I really, REALLY don't, and I am very worried about anyone who does or thinks it's "appropriate". Not all anime is like that, but a distressing amount of it these days is heading in that direction and it's just.... weird.
Why do people bleed through noses? In japan, that's considered a sign you're sexually attracted to someone. It's nonsense, absolute nonsense (people do not bleed through their nose if they stare at someone they like), but it's a cultural thing.
What is BL? I don't know.
Why is everyone afraid of the opposite gender? Cause it's made by the awkward for the awkward and this is how awkward people behave. I would know, because I'm one of them.
Why are little sisters always portrayed as cute? Well, that's a long standing cultural portrayal that doesn't just exist within Japan. Think of American films - the little girl is almost always the innocent child that is supposed to pull at our heartstrings.
I can't be super excited after DA2 (which I enjoyed) and ME3 (which was pretty average). I have no doubt that BioWare can still make "Good" games, but they used to make GREAT games, and their games haven't been impressing me lately. ME2 was the last one I really liked. DA2.... it was okay, but it couldn't hold the smallest, dimmest candle to DA:O.
I haven't see much of Dragon Age: Inquisition, apart from the art-design and the graphics, which are admittedly very nice. But a pretty game does not necessarily equate to a good one. Now, I have heard some things about DA:I which I like, such as not being confined to one city, having more than 5 different environments and being able to play as someone other than Hawk (UGH. That character will never be remembered or praised). A large party and a big world all sound pretty good - sounds like a proper Dragon Age game, and not a side-story like DA2 seemed to be (I'd almost call DA2 "Hawk's Quest", because that's what 95% of it was about. So there's hope, I think, for DA:I. I will look forward to hearing more about it... but I'm not going to pre-order it. I'm wary and wiser. I'm waiting for reviews this time.
They need to find the right game. Chrono Trigger, great as it was, wasn't suitable for an ER. Persona 4, with its huge and weird content, and Deadly Premonition, with is insane open world, were great ER choices because they let the crew have fun each episode, with each of them not knowing what crazy stuff would be thrown their way. A great ER game is one that has enough weirdness, strangeness, humour or mechanical complexity to make each episode worth while. It's tough to find a game like that.
And they have done "Endurance Runs" of other games. BioForge was played start to finish, and pretty much counts as an Endurance Run.
Might try this again. Of course, everyone on the PC who has been playing it for all this time is probably so good at this game that they can snipe me to death the very instant I spawn, and I'll have a frightfully bad K/D ratio because they know the maps like the back of their hand and they'll have vehicle and weapon and kit perks which will utterly destroy me, because they can spend 5 to 10 hours a day playing, whereas I cannot....
Scratch that, I don't think I'll go back to BF4. What's the point in humiliating myself?
Although I complained about FFXIII's linearity at first, I also realized that FFX, one of my favorite games, is also extremely linear. I guess at the end of the day, I just didn't like FFXIII's story or characters.
It's great, for the most part. There ARE some areas which the game noticeably slows down, especially if there are a lot of characters and visual effects going on, but it's fairly rare, I've only see it happen in one or two areas (Like Macalania Temple, it noticeably slows down when you're in there).
It's pretty much exactly the same game, with slightly better graphics. Actually, the HD textures aren't always so good - Tidus's and Rikku's face can look messed up due to the hi-res textures at times. But seriously, it's worth your money if you liked FFX. I haven't played the X-2 remake. X-2 was where Square just lost me. I'm sure FFX-2 is beloved by many people, but it wasn't for me and every FF game they've released since then hasn't been for me either.
Tattoos are not for me. What people do with their own bodies is up to them - if they want to get Tattoos, well, who am I to say no? Just some advice:
1) People will judge you if you get certain tattoos in certain areas. People shouldn't judge you, but they are going to. And despite what every single rebellious "Free Spirit" rock song from the 1990s told us, yes, what others think of you matters. Because you live in a society populated with other people. I have seen people immediately and directly turned down for good jobs because of facial tattoos. They were nice, educated people, but the employer didn't care. So be careful. As much as we like to tell ourselves that we shouldn't listen to anyone and we should be rebellious free spirits living our dreams.... we need to realize that our actions have consequences, and even if those consequences are unfair, they still exist. You do not live a vacuum, you will not always be congratulated on your choices and deciding to not care what anyone else thinks at all will mean that you either become 1) A vagrant or 2) A sociopathic business person. Neither are good outcomes.
2) Don't do it because others want you to or to fit in with your friends. If your friends won't accept you because you don't have a tattoo, then they're not really your friends.
3) Think carefully as to whether or not you'd be still willing to show your tattoo in your later years. Getting that tattoo of sonic might seem cool now, but are you going to be comfortable showing that off to people 10 or 20 years down the track? Because, unless you get it removed, that tattoo will be there in 10 or 20 years. So think very very carefully about what tattoo you get.
4) Tattoo removal, while improving every year, is still expensive and painful. So.... think.... very.... carefully. Do you want this tattoo? Will it mean anything to anyone in 10 years, or even 5? Are you getting some tattoo referencing the latest pop-culture fad that WILL fade into obscurity within 4 years? You might not be making the best choice.
5) Get a Tattoo artist that can spell.
I got the feeling that he was getting sick of his job over the past year or so. Well, I enjoyed his videos. I have no idea what he's going to do next, but hopefully he won't disappear from the gaming scene entirely. It would be nice to have him on the bombcast occasionally.