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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in Anthem isn't perfect. It probably should have been delayed another 6-8 months, but it   
    No not really. It would be like watching The Division. The story is actually pretty forgettable, but even if it wasn't, I can't see it being much fun watching people shoot, fly and take cover constantly. And then walking around fort Tarsis talking to random NPCs. I'd say cut scenes make up 2% of the whole experience. There might have been 5 in the whole 30+ hours it took to beat. Each individual mission was fun to play and I got geared up enough to jump into Grandmaster 1 difficulty just from doing the story.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in I've been sick as hell for the last 5 days now. Damn sinus infection has wrecked me.   
    Maybe being away from all those sick coughing people at your old office has made your immune system weak? j/k j/k. Everyone is so sick around here. Now that I've returned to a management type roll I'm back to telling people they aren't coming in with the sickness or sending them home. It's always baffled me how someone can't come in because they have a headache, but they say they can't afford to miss any work when they got full blown H1N1 wtf.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in I finally passed the anime in the AoT manga. This next half of season 3 is probably g   
    Yeah, they finally get to Eren's father's basement and everything about the world is revealed through his fathers records. And through that they pretty much spoil who the beast titan is, although I suspect they did that on purpose since they make a big what to do about it before they get there.
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    DeathscytheX reacted to Strider Hiryu in Totally hyped for the new expansion for FFXIV, Shadowbringers, after this mornings an   
    My only worry is the story. I get it not everyone played The Division for the story but I actually enjoyed it and they never continued the main story from vanilla The Division which always rubbed me the wrong way (yea I know there's audio files and what not down in the Underground that kinda give you some semblance of where Keener went but the 3 dlc's never continued that story). I was kinda hoping they'd continue that story with the 2nd game (back before we knew we were getting one) and it looks like it won't due to the setting and what little we can glean from the trailers. I actually really liked the gameplay for the original, it's probably one of the better looter shooters our there even if the drop RNG sucked balls originally (I really like what they did with the game by adding it loot caches for leveling up and adding that new pier area, it really added more to do). My only real problem is the fact that while you can, technically, play the game solo it's obvious the game is structured to be played with friends and The Division 2 even more so (while that's not difficult for most people to accomplish it's hard for me when I have no other friends buying it besides you, all my other friends hated the original and have no interest in this one) and that really sucked the fun out of it for me which is why I quit playing The Division. I honestly hope its a good game but I won't be buying it unless it gets stellar reviews (much like my thoughts on Anthem).
    Heh, 2B would break SSBU like she did Soul Caliber so maybe it's a good thing she's not in it (though I would not be against it and it's not like there aren't plenty of other characters that break the game).
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in Looks like my weekend will be nothing but shoveling. 10-20 inches minimum Saturday ni   
    Your luck with free time is the absolute worst ever. I've never seen anything like it.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Strider Hiryu in So after counting the cash and gift cards I got for my birthday in Oct and for Christ   
    Smash is amazing. I beat World of Light two days ago. It took me around 34 hours. Quite impressive for a "campaign". It wasn't perfect, and there were a lot of things they could have improved on it to make it truly in depth and interesting. But for what it is, it's a blast for sure. If Kirby, Mario, Marth or Shiek isn't one of your best, you might be waiting a long time to unlock someone you love though. There is a cheese method, but I went with the legit route. At least the larger, heavier characters are worth plaything. They're quite nimble while keeping their power. Bowser was super clutch for me at times when I needed more damage per hit, and I've never liked playing as him. By the end of it I was flipping between my main Ness, Lucina, and Fox, with a sprinkle of Captain Falcon, Belmont, and Bowser.
    Super Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild are fantastic games as well. I have a lot of smaller games like Mega Man 11 and the Blaster Master remastered. I typically save those for when I'm sitting at the repair shop waiting on maintenance. It may not be my most played console, but its def the most clutch console for boring situations.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in I remember when I use to be a huge fighting game fan. I always like to read about the   
    The last one I played was the one with Vader and Starkiller. A friend bought it and I remember how frustrating fighting Starkiller was to unlock him. We basically took turns trying to cheese him with Vader by throwing him over the ledge for a double ring out. Eventually it worked.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in I got my new fridge hooked up over the weekend. Built in water and ice maker is amazi   
    Holy cow, mad conveniences. Although diswasher can be hit or miss. Ive had some where you could just rinse stuff off and toss it in. I have had others that you had to make sure you got every spec off each plate or else it would get dried to the bottom of all the cups on the top rack after the water jets blasted it off the plates into the cups.
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    DeathscytheX reacted to Strider Hiryu in The two best anime this season so far are Goblin Slayer and SSSS.Gridman. Goblin Slay   
    Gridman is a joy, I adore everything about it and it's been a hell of a ride so far (not sure where Simuldub is but damn did we get a huge cliffhanger at the end of ep 10). Goblin Slayer is ok, I like it and I like it's dark tone but it's kinda just dragging now for me (then again I am 10 episodes in). The rape scene wasn't all that bad (and by what I've been told it's a hell of a lot more graphic in the manga) so I don't know why it got all that coverage. Yea it happened, yea it was dark, and yea it was cringy but honestly it wasn't that bad.
    Honestly my top three for this season are That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (I'm enjoying the show way to much, every episode has be a joy to watch), Zombieland Saga (another joy of a show. I hate idol based stuff but this show is just to fucking perfect), and Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (I adore this how only because of Sakuta, his deadpan humor and approach to life is just hilarious. As a whole though the show has an interesting premise and the story is pretty damn good).
    Another good show (but sadly not a simuldub) is Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san. Its such a charming show that I'm sure you'd get a kick out of since you work retail. I'm honestly surprised by the amount of good shows this season. It's kind of nice to actually look forward to watching a new episode every week instead of just binging old shows I haven't watched yet on Crunchy/Funi (like Shikabane Hime (which I finished last week) and KonoSuba (finished S1, will start S2 on Sunday)).
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in Black friday sales started early so I bought a 4k HDR 50 inch samsung tv. I'm pleased   
    I do think both the PS5 and Xbox will both hit 60fps at 4k. Thats the knock on the pro and S versions of the consoles now. While they are more powerful, they don't do this. The next generation on consoles will probably not have much of a polygon count increase like previous generations one uping the next. I think it will be more about dynamic lighting and shadows and how much can happen on the screen at once. We've reached a certain apex in graphics that will be pretty difficult to pass significantly. 
    We've gotten to a point though where graphics aren't everything anymore. God of War was spectacularly beautiful and is my favorite game of the PS4 era, but I had almost just as much fun playing Ys VIII which had PS3 graphics with current gen aspect ratio. I think there will still be a lot of games that don't hit the benchmark, but there will be Triple A games that do because they are expected too. With the whole shaky ground big studios are on right now though with microtransactions and pissing off their bases with flat out arrogance, I can see smaller studios getting even more love in the future. I want more Ys and Nier Automata and less annual titles. As long as its in HD and looks nice on my big ass TV screen, thats all I need.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Strider Hiryu in With the summer simuldub season coming to a close, it played out like I predicted mor   
    This is why I stream. I don't miss the old days of swapping out discs every few eps. I still buy movies, but screw buying series anymore. I remember buying Fullmetal Alchemist for $100 from Moviestop the days when internet retail was in its infancy. I still remember the 20ft shelf at Suncoast Video that held the entire DBZ series on VHS. I haven't bought a series in over 16-17 years, but I remember thinking what a load of crap that 4 eps a disc was. Especially after a friend bought me a bootleg rip of Samurai Champloo from Half.com and it was all on a single DVD. Man those were the days when half.com was not regulated and you could get all kinds of burned DVDs for a fraction of the cost. DVD RW was a new technology, and anyone that could afford to upgrade was making a serious profit for minimal effort. The only series I'd consider buying is Violet Evergarden if it ever gets a US physical release. Every now and then I feel like dropping netflix, one day I might.
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    DeathscytheX reacted to Strider Hiryu in With the summer simuldub season coming to a close, it played out like I predicted mor   
    The movie is already on sale (https://www.rightstufanime.com/Sword-Art-Online-the-Movie-Ordinal-Scale-Blu-ray). Aniplex still retains the rights to sell all DVD/BD and other merchandise, Funi just got the english stream rights when Sony acquired the company.
    The only thing that sucks about Aniplex is they're extremely overpriced for anything you want to buy (fuck the BD's for SAO are still $60 a pop) through them, it's the reason I haven't bought Kill la Kill yet (I paid out my ass for the Gurren Lagann BD boxset, well worth it since it's GL but damn was it expensive (for comparison I just ordered a new mouse and keyboard for $198, $10 more then I paid for GL)).
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in With the summer simuldub season coming to a close, it played out like I predicted mor   
    I just noticed SAO S2 was finally dubbed on netflix. The ending was sad as fuck, but like S1 I felt the first arc was the strongest. The GGO story was much more interesting, even though Asuna was left out. In fact, its odd that the first half was Kirito focused and the last half of the second arc was Asuna focused. Sinon was pretty much delegated to a background character after GGO which was sad since they spent all that time developing her. I could have done without Asuna's mother drama but I did like the whole Yuuki and the Sleeping Knights story.... it was brutally heart aching.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Strider Hiryu in With the summer simuldub season coming to a close, it played out like I predicted mor   
    As a casual fan I enjoyed it. The main protagonist is a crybaby "I dont wanna kill anyone" trope. but that seems to be gundam if you aren't an emotionless tool. The animation is great, mixing classic old school gundam and modern techniques. Some cost cutting CGI is thrown in on minor scenes, but it's not a big deal. The mecha designs are sexy AF. The Sinanju's Red Comet inspired design is by far my favorite. My biggest props to this series is it's one hour format that features no intro. All 60 min is pure storytelling. No shortcuts are taken, and no wasteful scenes. 
     
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in Its been quite the stressful couple weeks. Lady had her surgery and is having a very   
    90 degree weather with 90-100% humidity is every day here from mid May til October if we're lucky. That shit sucks, mostly because of the suffocating humidity... especially when you get into the car after its been sitting out in that all day. Some people think I'm crazy loving cold weather, but you can always put more clothes on... there is only so much you can take off. I haven't washed my car since April, and I probably wont again until next month when it manages to get down into the 70s again. I can't imagine spending all day out in that shit. I use to as a kid no problem... but unloading trucks at work for 30 min makes my whole shirt soaked in sweat since our loading dock is open. My previous job it was closed in.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in I cancelled my amazon prime membership. I wasn't getting nearly enough benefit out of   
    I'll keep mine around. I order way too much from amazon to give up my shipping. I order 2-5 times a month. I order bulk items like snacks and coffee. I get a 48pk of Quaker chewy bars for $11, and sometimes $8 with a coupon. A 8pk at the store is almost $4. If I order it on Sunday I can expect to get it on Wednesday every time. I just have to make sure I order anything I want before Thursday to get it in two days.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in I don't drink much soda anymore unless I'm at the theater or some other public event.   
    Tab is the Good & Plenty of soda. I remember they came out with an energy drink about 10 years ago, and it almost made me throw up drinking it.
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    DeathscytheX reacted to Strider Hiryu in So I finished watching the first season of My Hero Academia tonight and you were righ   
    Bah, now I feel lost. Finally got caught up to current and I'm sad because I can't just watch 5-6 episodes a night anymore. Been a long time since I've had this feeling while watching an anime.
    Man that fight between All Might and All for One was spectacular. Such an intense two episodes (not to mention the whole training camp). God damn I'm glad I picked this up. Now I'm just curious about how they'll end season 3 (I really hate my inability to just be surprised, all the possibilities they can use (though I hope they go with what I'm predicting, will make Season 4 even better if they do)).
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    DeathscytheX reacted to Strider Hiryu in So I finished watching the first season of My Hero Academia tonight and you were righ   
    Finished Season 2 tonight and by god was it amazing. While I agree with you that the middle arc should of been the last arc it's understandable why it's set up the way it is (considering what's coming (yea I haven't watched that far ahead but I already know whats going to happen (damn my curiosity and my friends inability to keep his mouth shut))).
    By far the middle arc has been not only an amazing area of plot and character development but by god was it gruesome. Considering the light hearted and battle focused sports fest and the action packed final exam (which has cemented my hatred for Bakugo even more (I get where he's coming from but his character just rubs me the wrong way)) it's kinda surprising they'd throw such a dark arc in the middle of all that. Might I also add I simply love Gran Torino (and the fear he inspires in All Might) and I have a much better understanding and have actually started liking Todoroki.
    I have to say I'm amazed how much this show has grown on me (much like Gurren Lagann). Like I said before I generally hate shounen series and I'm not a huge fan (you could almost say I hate) superhero (which lets admit this is what they are) related media but for some reason this show is just great. Definitely one of my favorite series. While I know it's not done airing I can't wait to start watching Season 3 and get caught up to current.
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    DeathscytheX reacted to Sledgstone in Tuesday my favorite festival of all time for GW2 comes back. I'm more hyped to play t   
    I never got to experience the festival the first time so I'm really looking forward to seeing it.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in I completed my 6th world completion on Guild Wars 2. It will probably be my last. Mou   
    I had all of Orr done before the beetle. Its probably the most depressing part of WC because it's so dreary. I knocked it out first this time. 😂 You're probably right though.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in My router shat out on me today and screwed me for over an hour as I thought it was my   
    I've had a Belkins and D-Links crap out on me but the only Linksys that died on me got hit by lightning. I'll have to give that one a pass. I've never had a TP-Link.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in My router shat out on me today and screwed me for over an hour as I thought it was my   
    Linksys fa life My 4 antenna dual 5ghz/2.4ghz beast was worth every penny. I'm sure my neighbors 3 houses down can pick up a medium quality connection on this thing if it wasn't WPA2 locked.
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    DeathscytheX reacted to Strider Hiryu in If there is one thing I despise about anime across all genres, its the damn "recap X.   
    Just to warn you there's another recap after episode 8 of FMP (which really pissed me off Saturday night when I went to watch it).
    Just wait there are so many more feels coming in Steins:Gate. We're jumping even further down the rabbit hole.
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