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As a fellow citizen of the California Bay Area I can attest that Medusa is the best roller-coaster in Discovery Kingdom. That said Great America is a better overall park than Discovery Kingdom.

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Well this is a review....

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Everything about this Quick Look is incredible.

EVERYTHING.

EVERYTHING.

Everything about this game is incredible.

EVERYTHING

EVERYTHING

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@finaldasa said:

Somewhere, in some far off place, where streams run clear and no one suffers or is in pain. There is a @zombiepie , watching this Quick Look, with a strange smile running across his face, and the sounds of the end of the world rising all around him.

All the talk of anime brings joy to his heart.

I WILL PLAY THIS GAME MARK MY WORDS!
I NEED THIS!

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Hide this from @zombiepie

I WANT THIS GAME SO BAD! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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@crimsonjesus said:

inFamous: Second Son

inFamous: First Light

inFamous: Zero Thing?

Infamous: Absolute Zero

The name of the protagonist in inFamous: Absolute Zero?

Kelvin.

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@pepsiman said:

@melodiousj said:

I know how Jeff feels. I had that same look on my face while playing Senran Kagura Burst.

I wonder if Japanese gamers glaze over in a similar way when they see CoD clones or other types of games typically more popular in the West.

Your mileage varies about as wildly over there as it does here when it comes to reception of recurring genres and tropes in foreign games there. There are totally a lot of otaku players that wouldn't bat an eye at something like Senran Kagura Burst while never giving the time of day to a Western shooter, but there are also definitely the super hardcore types that are tuned in to international industry developments and will gobble up the shooters while disdaining otaku games. That's especially true with the PC minority over there; PC as a platform might be more famously known for pornographic visual novels and bullet hell games when it comes to the Japanese scene, but there are definitely very tech savvy guys that make PC their one stop shop for games, as has been the case since the 80s.

It's not very well publicized if you don't speak Japanese, but most major shooters including CoD derivatives have large enough localization budgets that they'll see a release in Japan, too. They'll never do as widely well as they do in the West, but they don't quite have to, either, since obviously a localization doesn't cost as much to implement as developing a game from scratch. I don't know if it's still true now, but I know CoD has at least previously sold 100,000 to 200,000 copies over there, which is usually about the best you can hope for with most "non-native" games in a given market, so there's definitely a part of the Japanese audience that eats up that stuff while rolling their eyes at the anime girls like a lot of people do overseas.

I was reading a Dōjinshi recently and at the end the author had the typical "author breaks the fourth wall to talk about his life in the form of a 4koma," and it was all about how he was really digging Warframe and how it was a game he thought everyone should played.

I was taken aback by the whole thing.

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@whatisdelicious said:

Sometimes I wish they'd pull Jason in more since he's always behind the scenes and not on the Bombcast, but then we'd actually want him in stuff and then you have the same problem as before with Drew and Jason switching off for video engineering stuff instead of Vinny and Drew.

Plus I don't want to pull that man away from his duties. He's a machine. He's been posting quick looks at like 5:30 AM pacific time, which is crazy.

The staff have the ability to set timed releases to videos.

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@danryckert DON'T LET DREW TRICK YOU! ZARDOZ IS TERRIBLE!!!

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