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That would have been me, but then my buddy sold me his CE

he sounds like a real cool dude

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@hassun said:

@marc: @voxus:

Ocelot getting Liquid's arm grafted onto his own and pretending to be Liquid happened between MGS1 and MGS2. All the therapy, drugs and nanomachines had some unfortunate side effects and he replaced Liquid's arm with a cybernetic one between MGS2 and MGS4.

Yeah, in 4 it's clearly a completely cybernetic arm. When he takes off his jacket it even pans up it, treating it as a big reveal. Who would have guessed that Dan wouldn't pick up on that.

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@crazybagman said:

I've been suspecting he'll be in the game basically since it was said that he won't be. Kojima.

Yup. He made such a big deal out of it, it seemed like an obvious ruse. Ever since then I've been holding onto a theory that the last segment of the game is, if not a full combined remake of MG1/2, to make them fully fit within franchise canon, at least a scene of Solid showing up at Outer Heaven.

After all, there isn't much that's relevant to the overall story within MG1. He could easily "kill" Boss pretty quickly before he then retreats to Zanzibarland, Snake follows him, he fights Grey Fox, etc. Makes sense that it might be the last third of the game. But then, it has broken street date and I haven't seen any spoilers, which is very alarming. Maybe MGSV is just what it appears to be... Which would be very disappointing given Kojima's track record of batshit surprises.

Also maybe Hayter voices your multiplayer character.

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Don't watch any of it, because most of it is garbage now. If you want some good recent series:

- Kids on the Slope: from Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop), about kids learning jazz

- Kill la Kill: hyperkinetic, FLCL-esque booberific action nonsense. Good fun.

- Lupin III: A Woman Called Fujiko Mine: panned by some who were used to the previous Lupin series/movies, and unfamiliar with the manga. I thought it was a pretty fantastic match in tone to what Monkey Punch originally created. There's a new Lupin III series coming soon, I believe more like the previous ones.

- Michiko to Hatchin: lady escapes from prison, girl escapes from her abusive foster-parents in a fictionalized Brazil. They meet up. Adventures ensue.

- Hellsing Ultimate: British paramilitary anti-vampire organization (which employs a vampire, of course) fights neo-Nazis. A remake of the previous Hellsing series, which was also good, but because of the manga author's excruciatingly slow pace, the two storylines diverged. Ultimate follows the manga faithfully.

Those are pretty much the only ones I've seen in the past decade that I enjoyed. Too much moe garbage or endless shonen series now.

@bbalpert: I couldn't stand the Wolf's Rain anime but quite enjoyed the manga. It's only two volumes, you might wanna check it out.

In fact, that's my other suggestion: wherever possible, read the manga instead. It's almost always better, and it lets you skip through the dead silences filled with cicadas that anime are so fond of. As much as I liked Fullmetal Alchemist, I found the anime fucking unwatchable.

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I'm judging you for your choices Japan.

Seriously. I looked at this and was like "haha of course the youngest-looking, moe characters are at the top and Lisa is ranked very low."

At least Hitomi is keeping at #9, though I am curious about why Christie is so low on the totem pole. They're in my top 5 favorites to play, along with Jann Lee, Brad Wong, and Mila. Let's get some Brad Wong swimsuit action in here.

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I don't find this funny or enjoyable. This twitch plays joke is getting old fast. It worked well with Pokemon, but games that require actual reflexes makes this entire concept lame and boring to watch.

Yeah, the point with Pokemon was that it was pretty much designed to be impossible to lose progress in. Letting some of the Pokemon free aside, it was a steady treadmill to the end. This is just... Stupid. I'm sure once interest dies and there are fewer people doing it, they'll find a way to finish it, but ehhhh.

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The milk in the fridge is about to go bad...

And there it goes.

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@sogeman: I love that One Piece just totally jacked Zatoichi because fuck it, it's cool.