I like to go fast.
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I try to keep it at 5 shows at a time or less. Otherwise I feel like I’m being unfair to each show, trying to split my attention across so many.
What do you think of Sekirei? I watched an episode or two on Netflix some time ago and found it surprisingly entertaining, all things considered. I thought it would be another throwaway fanservice show, and was pleasantly surprised. Been meaning to go back and pick up proper one of these days.
EDIT** whoops, meant that for Blobbeh’s post above.
I haven’t marothoned a show in years. Not really because a show wasn’t interesting, but because I haven’t had time. I’m usually content after 2-3 episodes in one sitting.
I really enjoyed ef once upon a time, but having read the VN, I’m thinking about revisiting the anime to see how it holds up specifically as an adaptation.
It should never be down, period.
This sounds like a mess. Are people like active duty soldiers going to have to appeal to MS just to be able to play the games they purchased during stretches without connectivity?
MS needs to get their story straight, and they need to do so soon. They waited all this time, getting knocked around in the press and allowing Sony to soak up coverage, and I assumed it was because they wanted to get everything just right. Clearly that wasn’t the case. It’s like they’re flying by the seat of their pants.
Oh, I’ve seen. That guy’s absurd. The salsa music that starts playing during his introduction is hilarious.
Oh, and I saw Whisper of the Heart, too. Great movie. One of these days I’ll pick it up on Blu-Ray. Been in a Miyazaki mood lately, thinking about looking through some of the other movies I haven’t seen, particularly Porco Rosso.
Also want to rewatch my top 4, because at this point I can’t decide whether I like Mononoke or Castle in the Sky better, and while I doubt either of them will dethrone Kiki’s Delivery Service as my favorite I’d like to revisit them all the same. Considering giving Howl’s Moving Castle another shot as well, mainly because it’s the only Miyazaki movie I straight didn’t like, and I’d like to get a better idea why, especially since it consistently makes a lot of other people’s top 3.
Finally started watching a bit more animu other than Zeta Gundam, which I had been watching on and off for the past several months. I like to watch shows in sets, consisting of a slot for mecha, a slot for comedy, a slot for romance, and 1-2 free slots for anything else that interest me.
Comedy: Minami-Ke; It’s not bad. I was expecting better from a pure comedy show, but it has its moments. At first I thought Kana would be the weakest character because she’s the archetypical dumbass, but she actually manages to be the most consistently entertaining one out of the three Minami sisters so far. Also, Chiaki is a punk.
Romance: Bakemonogatari; I slotted this into romance but in truth I had no idea what to expect. It’s a strange show, to say the least. It revels in the abstract and the absurd, while still managing to piece together enough of a coherent narrative to be entertaining. It’s also the only other anime I’ve seen besides Spice and Wolf that places such a large emphasis on character dialogue and banter (particularly between the two main characters). I loved that in S&W, and I love it here too.
Wildcard: Kids on the Slope; Another show I went into with no real expectations. I’ll tell you what though, it’s the first anime since maybe Macross Frontier that really grabbed me with its OP. I realize now that there’s something about impromptu jam sessions that is extremely entertaining. The show itself reminds me a bit of Hyouka in that it’s okay with being a conventional show at its core (it’s a straightforward highschool coming of age story), while instead drawing strength from exceptional execution. Everything from the art direction to the writing is fantastically well done.
How’s Aku no Hana/The Flowers of Evil? I hear it had a bad start. And is Attack on Titan as fantastic as people seem to be saying it is?
I don’t see what’s to hate about Asami. Or any of the characters in Korra, really.
I’ve no interest whatsoever in the Wii U currently, and both the PS4 and X1 seem rather unfriendly to me as someone with bandwidth caps.
But if I’m gonna go with one, as things currently stand it will be the PS4.
Sonic real name is Sanic.
If they get the controls just right the iOS will probably be the superior version just for the HD sprites. I also tend to think Ghost Trick is better on iPad than it is on DS.
While I agree, we’re still allowing the prices of other games on the store to skew our perception, which is unfair to SE.
My wallet is ready.
It’s steep in comparison to the typical iOS game, but it’s actually quite cheap overall. 3 full DS games is at least a $60 value.
By the same metric, SE’s game pricing on iOS is also completely reasonable.
I haven’t, clearly.
The one you quoted, naturally.
Sure, but you’re still taking that sentence out of context.
Is the figure from the Arkham City Collector’s Edition I spy in the background?
So after finishing Selina’s Big Score, I went right into Catwoman V3. It’s real good stuff. It almost kind of feels like a Detective Comics or Gotham Central in that it’s not all about Selina, it’s more about Gotham’s East End in general, and the sort of folks that inhabit it. Reading this has made me realize how easy it is to feel like superheroes and their antics are part of everyday life in the DCU when you read books like Batman and the Flash, when to many people it isn’t. This Catwoman run so far has been so street-level that “The Batman” is almost portrayed as some sort of absurd legend. Gotham’s still a pit of misery and crime, but in the East End you don’t have vigilantes popping up everywhere to save hookers from crooked cops, or children from drug smuggling schemes.
It’s one of the grittiest portrayals of Gotham I’ve seen, and and yet they manage it without coming off as edgy or heavy-handed, probably due in part to Darwyn Cooke’s art.
Game data and PSN games add up.
500GB won’t be enough. Anyone who’s used a PS3 for a few years should know this. Forcing users to install every single game, coupled with updates and downloadable games and content…
It won’t be enough. Thus, non-upgradeable storage is a terrible idea and hurts the product’s longevity.
It is worth more to you, than what you can get for it.
Believe it or not, no it isn’t. I only ever bought 2 games for my Wii. Generally I agree with you, but the Wii is the closest I’ve ever come to buyer’s remorse where consumer electronics is concerned.
Now how the heck are you going to persuade someone with a shovel? That’s like trying to fit a battering ram into a keyhole!
So what you’re actually saying is you support BC. Because there is no practical difference between digital software and physical software. Only the delivery method is different. And generally speaking, that isn’t the issue behind backwards compatibility.
Games are only part of the equation boyo. While I agree that we should wait until E3 has come and gone to pass final judgement, you don’t need to see lineups to know that MS isn’t focusing on games this time around while Sony is. Look at the two press conferences. What was MS’s about? It was about TV, and sports, and Kinect. What was Sony’s about? It was about being able to self-publish games, being able to stream games, and showing a couple games and devs working in the pipeline. It sounds like I’m skewing things towards Sony, but those are simply the facts of the matter. While MS talked about how you’d be able to patch your Comcast box through to watch TV through your Xbox One, Media Molecule guys were on stage thinking aloud about how to make something neat for PS4.
You don’t need a lineup to see that MS and Sony are going in two different directions, and as gamers only one of them currently has the potential to be relevant to us.