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Strider Hiryu

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Strider Hiryu last won the day on April 16

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About Strider Hiryu

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    Resident Browncoat
  • Birthday 10/18/1985

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    Ask and I might tell
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    The Frozen North
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    Philosophy, Poetry, Gaming, Reading, and Anime
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    Freelance Programmer/Artist, Philosopher, Gundam Expert, Depressed Homicidal Maniac?
  • Favorite Anime
    Dirty Pair, Zeta Gundam
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    Ace Combat 6
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    Donnie Darko
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    The Antichrist
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    Very little atm
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    STO, FFXIV: ARR
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    Spice and Wolf, SOA

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  1. While nice it still falls way short of what they should of done to begin with, give us a bigger internal drive. Sadly they could easily make them run on external drives if they just take the internal one and sell them as external add-ons (not like the option is great, they'd probably cost more then they're worth). My major concern here is what USB drives are actually compatible? All it says in their faq is USB 3.0 or higher and not all will be compatible. Are we talking Passports, external HDD's, or USB sticks? We talking certain brands or every brand? Sigh, I own so much external storage and the thought that I'd need to buy a new one just for this depresses me if the current one I'm using on my PS4 won't work. Sigh, Sony really out here this generation just pissing people off (though I don't know how many people are pissed about storage capacity like I am). Man, really starting to think it's not worth buying a PS5 anymore (even if I do want one).
  2. Nothing to say, it's says it all. God I fucking love this show.
  3. Fruits Basket openings have all been winners as have the endings. Whoever has been choosing the songs needs a raise because they're doing a damn good job. Hmmm, it'd be hard to me to even pick between all the good openings over the last couple years (and even from this past winter season, there a few damn good ones) but I'll see your five with five of my own I'm starting out with the best of my five and that goes to Sincerely from Violet Evergarden (you name dropped it so I'm here to drop the opening). From the minute I heard it I fell in love with the song and I can't hear it without tears streaming out of my eyes (yes I'm an emotional wreck when it comes to VE). Next on the list goes to Chaos Drifters from No Guns No Life Season 2, While I love Motor City from Season 1 I'm obsessed with this song and it's actually one of my most played songs on Spotify (god damn banger it is). Third on this list goes to Rise from Shield Hero, fucking banger of an opening (as is Faith, the second opening but I personally prefer Rise). Surprisingly enough this opening is what actually sold me on watching the show since it does a pretty good job of encapsulating what the show is about (and lets face it, Naofumi is probably one of the most relatable protagonists in any isekai show to date). We all knew this was going to happen since I absolutely adore the show and three of its four openings, it's Mayday from Fire Force. As DX can attest this show is freaking awesome and I feel Mayday does the best job of encapsulating that no only in the animation but the song as well. I adore Inferno (opening 1) and Spark-Again (opening 3) but Mayday is just fucking amazing. And last but certainly not least my fifth pick. This song was literally an obsession of mine from the moment I heard it (and we discussed this much earlier in this topic I believe) and that would be Shadowgraph from Boogiepop Phantom. MYTH & ROID have quite a few amazing songs (Jingo Jungle from Saga of Tanya the Evil, Voracity, Hydra and L.L.L. from Overlord) Shadowgraph has resonated with me and completely sucked me in. The ending from Boogiepop Phantom (Whiteout) is also amazing but I'm sticking to openings here. While not part of the top five thing I also wanted to post one of my favorites from the 2021 winter season. While not my absolute favorite (that belongs to The Promised Neverland's S2 opening (even if S2 is a dumpster fire but I won't get into that here)) it's from one of my favorite Japanese Rock bands (in fact this is there first ever anime opening) and I feel they don't get anywhere near the attention they absolutely deserve. Different by Band-Maid, these girls absolutely kill everything they do and this is no exception and I'm so glad they were chosen to do this for Season 3 of Log Horizon.
  4. Strider Hiryu

    YongYea

    This has been one of the major reasons why I've been gravitating more and more towards PC gaming and only buying the occasional PS game (either due to exclusivity or I'd rather play in on console). Sony loves to alienate their player base and while I love the Playstation and Sony it's getting to the point where I really do want to see them take a huge L and learn just how to take care of the players that support them. I mean Microsoft learned that the hard way with the One and only really started recovering once the One X came out. They've really set themselves up great with Game Pass (but we'll see how long that lasts, not really sustainable to give out free games (even brand new one) for free for a low monthly fee) and their acquisition of Bethesda gives them a huge library of games, both future and past, to really sell Game Pass and the Series X (though with Bethesda's recent flops I'm not entirely sure it's a good thing).
  5. Anime: Besides also watching Geoff (Mother's Basement) and Tristan/Arkada (Glass Reflection) I also follow AniNews https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCchUOUW-eNmDfDqMS_AiZew (mostly for Overlord and Shield Hero content) CDawgVA https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPsZ_0SkFdi551iYTG04R2g (mostly for his stupid antics, he's mostly just a JVlogger now) Gaming News/Videos: JackFrags https://www.youtube.com/user/jackfrags Matimi0 https://www.youtube.com/user/Matimi0 (occasionally, I watch his stream more then his youtube channel) LevelCap https://www.youtube.com/user/LevelCapGaming (don't watch him as much as I used to since he became more news centric) TheRussianBadger https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRussianBadger The Escapist https://www.youtube.com/user/TheEscapistMagazine (mostly for Zero Punctuation) Also follow YongYea as well FFXIV Related: MrHappy1227 https://www.youtube.com/user/Xehanort1227 (mostly for guides and news) Ethys Asher https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs2UQ_EJkAAlzXkcTfDj-2g (FFXIV Lore Daddy, follow for all that juicy FFXIV lore) MTQCapture https://www.youtube.com/user/MTQcapture (guides) Final Fantasy XIV https://www.youtube.com/user/FINALFANTASYXIV News: Internet Today https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyZVCV9xhrCyz4hPehvb4Wg Philip DeFranco https://www.youtube.com/user/sxephil Building Stupid Shit (not sure how to classify these): michaelcthulu https://www.youtube.com/user/michaelcthulhu (builds ridiculously huge weapons, rather entertaining) Hacksmith Industries https://www.youtube.com/user/MstrJames (the makers for that lightsaber vid I posted) Music Oriented: Chillhop Music https://www.youtube.com/user/Chillhopdotcom (I've really gotten into lofi lately) Vincent Moretto https://www.youtube.com/user/HaarasNC (man does some killer metal covers of Ace Combat music as well as others) Frog Leap Studios https://www.youtube.com/user/leolego (does some killer covers) As well as multiple other ones mostly centered around piano covers of anime openings and endings (I'll provide links if anyone is interested). Science/History: Biographics https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClnDI2sdehVm1zm_LmUHsjQ SciShow https://www.youtube.com/user/scishow Forgotten Weapons https://www.youtube.com/user/ForgottenWeapons VLog Oriented: Abroad in Japan https://www.youtube.com/user/cmbroad44 (just because I find Japan interesting and I like Chris's personality) Random Nerd Shit: FilmComicsExplained https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCisWUR5UCMcxz_4zT6mI3kA Certifiably Ingame https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJutYkYphYcGo-xbqyQJeYA (mostly for his Star Trek and Star Wars lore video's) EckhartsLadder https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp6F1mQGuaXiDj5otWBmIjg (mostly for Star Wars content) 40K Theories https://www.youtube.com/user/remleiz (even though I don't play Warhammer I find the lore fascinating) Streamer Related: Streamers Reloaded https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDT1meaKQ_D1HjhTGULNbew (I spend way to much time watching streamers and for some reason streamer drama just amazes me hence why I watch it) I also watch a lot of other youtubers this is just a small snippet of what I watch (plus some of the others I really don't know how to classify into a category as they cover more then just one thing). Not to mention the recent rabbit hole I fell down and wish I never did (I've gotten into vtubers and I don't know whether to be disgusted in myself or just resign myself to this weird fad).
  6. God damnit I'm tearing up just watching the trailer, fucking christ what has this anime done to me (that or I'm just over emotional from starting my 4th rewatch of VE (don't judge me, I need to watch the BD's and make sure they're up to snuff))? Can it be April already?
  7. I hear you there. It's always perplexed me since the Kelvin Timeline was introduced (JJ's Star Trek movies) that tech seems more advanced back in the 23rd century then it does in the 24th. It also perplexes me where they put all those damn phaser banks (the Enterprise-E, a Sovereign class starship and most advanced ship in the Federation as of Nemesis has 12-phaser banks and yet you see ships from newer series set earlier in canon sporting arrays like a laser light show). Sadly though tension and introspection don't get viewers anymore so it's the flashier the better. Good choice in battles as well, two of my favorites as well from the movies.
  8. See as much as I want to watch this I keep hearing shit like this. They have a handful of good episodes and then fuck it up with a series of shit ones where canon is either thrown out the door or re-written. Hell I hear even Picard didn't turn out as great as a lot of people were hoping it would (I hear, overall, that it was good but that it just fell short of being great due to some storytelling choices). Eventually, once Paramount+ has enough shit to seriously consider subscribing, I'll watch Discovery (along with Picard) but I'm not really looking forward to it based on all the reviews I've seen/read. Meh, this is why I don't like when they try to revive old series like this with new shows. While I loved Enterprise and wish it wouldn't of ended it had a lot of these issues as well. Fuck even Voyager fell short in a lot of ways (and I adore Voyager, not as much as I love DS9 but it's up there) and it had the bonus of not having to rely on per-existing continuity with them being thrown into the Delta Quadrant so they could take chances (plus the show is the reason we got the Borg fleshed out like we did). I think they'd of been better off leaving things the way they were or using Star Trek Online for new show ideas (a lot of the story lines in STO are perfect and would make for awesome adaptations for shows (well old storylines, they're now relying on new canon established by Discovery to push the game forward story wise). They're whole Iconian War story would be my number one pick for adaptation with the Romulan story arc being second).
  9. Strider Hiryu

    PS Plus Games

    I was going to say maybe it was because you don't have a PS5 linked to your account (why that would matter I don't know but I'm not overly familiar with the Playstation website/store, I mostly buy through my console if I'm going to buy games digitally and have only visited the site a handful of times) but I just logged into my account on my PC (using Firefox none-the-less, works fine for me with everything showing up properly (even shows the remake as free for me)) and it'll allow me to pre-order both versions for the PS5. Starting to think something is up with your account or maybe the site just doesn't like you.
  10. Strider Hiryu

    PS Plus Games

    Yes and no. I mean it kinda fucks over Square-Enix since they get no actual money from the free version since Sony is literally comping the cost due to our PS+ memberships and allowing a free upgrade to the PS5 version with no actual sale having taken place would be Sony saying fuck you to it's biggest money making publisher/developer. I mean I'm pretty sure there's going to be a ton of people who download it without knowing this who are going to be up in arms but not much you can do about it unless Square gives the go ahead for it (which is surprising they don't but my eyes are clouded due to my love for the FFXIV dev team and how much they do for their players). The other work around is to buy the physical version of the PS4 copy but that will still require you to have a disc version of the PS5 to even play the upgraded version.
  11. https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP0082-PPSA01903_00-5827003902180177 Pretty much confirms it's PS5 only but who knows how accurate the PS store actually is but since Intergrade is literally the PS5 version of the game and the DLC is tied to it I wouldn't be surprised.
  12. Strider Hiryu

    PS Plus Games

    It's not that shocking honestly, they're trying to get more eyes on the product now that Integrade has been announced and what better way to do it then to offer it for free to everyone even remotely interested in it that couldn't afford to buy it. Plus this starts drumming up hype for the PS5 version. If I didn't have such a dislike for the story and characters of VII I'd download it (also doesn't help that I despise action based combat in RPGs) but as it stands only Remnant is piquing my interest this time around. Quick note: Free version does not allow the upgrade to the PS5 version https://www.vg247.com/2021/02/26/final-fantasy-7-remake-ps4-ps-plus-ps5-upgrade/
  13. Most signs are pointing to it being PS5 only, not entirely sure if it's been 100% clarified but I've seen a lot of people on the old bird app up in arms saying it is.
  14. Welp, I can kiss any free time I might have away once this comes out. Time to resurrect the Lightning Sorc and Bone Nec for some infinite Baal runs. Didn't actually think Blizzard would remaster this but god am I happy they did. Hopefully they pick a good release time for this and not, lets say, fall of this year (which, knowing Blizz, is when they'll release it) otherwise they'll be losing out to Endwalker (sorry, FFXIV will always take priority over any game even games I adore).
  15. As someone who spends a lot of time watching Star Wars Theory (hey just cause I hate what Disney is doing doesn't mean I still don't want to keep up on lore) this is just bull shit. I didn't watch the Quartering video (in fact didn't even know he made on until you posted this, might have to watch it later even if I don't like Jeremy (his opinions are spot on sometimes though, usually with stuff like this)) but I watched SWT's response to Pablo's tweets (well his first one, seems he has another one up now that I didn't get to watching today) and it's just sad. Disney needs to nip this shit in the but and keep crap like this from happening. Fans should be able to react how they want (especially passionate fans like SWT) and not fear being ridiculed by those with creative power and power in franchises like this. Utterly bonkers this shit was allowed to happen (then again I'm sure now that it's blowing up Disney will swoop in and try to save face on this one). This reminds me of that incident with that female Guild Wars 2 dev a few years back. You'd think companies would be setting some pretty firm social media engagements rules after that fiasco.
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