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Media / Re: Anime / Manga
« on: March 28, 2014, 07:31:58 AM »
I got another great anime.

Log Horizon. 


YES! I second this! Log Horizon ftw. Can't wait for the next season!

 Great description of SAO. I respect it for the sole fact that it revived the virtual reality/game genre that fell off after .hack//sign. Was very disappointed in it otherwise.

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Media / Re: Why you should treat your game developers right.
« on: March 28, 2014, 07:08:15 AM »
This made me think of the Stanley Parable trailer that makes fun of this "customer is always right" mindset.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ-IcS7mRSk

For the most part (some people are always just looking for profit in any career, of course), developers make games because they want people to enjoy them. They make a game they would like to play themselves, or a game that will push the boundaries of what we have so far been able to accomplish in immersion, or hardware utilization, seeing how artistic and symbolic a game can be, evoking a certain feeling in an audience, or pushing engine capabilities, providing great meme material by butchering grammar in a quick port. Run on sentences. Providing a niche playerbase with the game they've always wanted but no one has ever made.

Countless hours are spent putting a game together. Even if what they make is not right up your alley, developers are to be respected. That game parade you're raining on is their baby, and a good chuck of someone's life was put into the code that keeps you entertained. People have no right to feel entitled just because they chose to throw money at their screen. It's an investment in your current and future entertainment, by providing for the guys who work tirelessly for your sake. Hats off to you, game devs. Kudos.




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Media / Re: Anime / Manga
« on: March 28, 2014, 06:07:55 AM »
A few greats you guys should check out :) :
* Juuni Kokki (The Twelve Kingdoms) - School girl cast into a war between kingdoms in an alternate world/reality. Well written. Every couple years I'll go back and watch this through. Tis a gem.

*Chrome Shelled Regios (Koukaku no Regios) - Post apocalyptic earth. Humanity has moved into powered, moving cities to keep clear of the packs of roaming monsters occupying the now toxic landscape. Lots of action, big fights, semi superpower (advanced personal weaponry called DITEs that can be pretty outrageous). Another good show.

*Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica - You start off thinking this is the same kind of magical girl show you've watched dozens of times before, but no no no. Dark, eerily animated, and interestingly written, this is a must watch.

*Time of Eve (Eve no Jikan) - Cool series of ova's by the same guy who just released Patema Inverted (Which I absolutely can not wait for!!!). Futuristic drama that focuses on the interaction between humans and their androids. Touches on some good themes and warms me heart.

*Tonari no Seki-kun - Just a fun little 4-5 minute short with the same theme in each episode. Girl sits next to a guy who constantly distracts her in class by playing with things at his desk. Story is told through her inner monologue. Gets pretty imaginative.

*Code Geass - Watch this if you haven't. I despise mecha animes, and I was absolutely addicted to this show. They did really well with just portraying the mechs as tools, and focusing more on the character development and struggles. Throw in a little bit of magic (kind of) and whala! Masterpiece.

*Shikabane Hime Kuro - You die with unfinished business, you turn into a undead monster that "lives" off of the madness of past regret. Shikabane Hime are undead who made a pact with a monk, and now live to hunt the other undead who like to kill all the things. Cool action "zombie" anime.

Might post some more with descriptions later. For now, just going to throw out some names - Angel Beats, Corpse Party, Welcome to the NHK, Noein: Mo hitori no kime he, Steamboy, Nana, Kyousougiga, Steins;Gate, Tower of Druaga, Seirei no Moribito, Yu Yu Hakusho - to name a few.

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