M was knocked back because the forum has a character minimum, so I added a "Mr" just in case the opportunity to say "That's MR M to you, buddyboy" ever comes up.
Best posts made by Mr M
RE: Explain your avatar!
This is the original image, I added rainbow maple leaves in the background and her name - Teru
I'm a fan of super girly girly girl romance manga and the girl's from one of the girliest of them all - Dengeki Daisy. It's a personification of my obsession with cuteness, which bleeds into my personality on occasion :blush: and it's always hilarious to imagine what people are thinking when a guy named Princess Mutt is destroying them in Rocket League with a smiling anime girl watching on heheh.
RE: Your Greatest Accomplishment
I have been undefeated in Foosball since 2006, with what must be a close to 3000 game winning streak including dominating victories against actual pro players and champions. The closest anyone has been in the past 6 or so years is a 6-10 smashing in Vegas. I know it sounds stupid, but the accomplishment of going from a 12 year old who couldn't play to save his life to effectively god is actually something I hold a ton of pride in :D
RE: The early days of being an Anime fan
Well, outside of obvious ones that were on tv as a kid like Pokémon and Dragon Ball I didn’t watch or know of the existence of anime for quite a while. I had no real idea what differentiated Pokémon and Dragon Ball from the cartoons that were shown on the same channels, so I just figured other animated shows like Trigun or Zoids fell under the same banner of “general thing that is animated” as them. Ghibli to me was just Pixar that happened to be in Japan, and the general concept of animating a show was worldwide.
Then, Yugioh Abridged started coming out and poking a whole bunch of fun at the dubbing process of Japanese cartoons so I got interested. I ended up hearing about stuff like Death Note and finding out things I used to watch as a kid like Speed Racer and Astro Boy were a thing called “anime” basically from google searching around to find other abridged shows. I didn’t find any other I liked though :P
Somehow, while searching I eventually came across a panel interview with some English voice actors talking about dubbing some show called “Noein”. Essentially the interview was about how the DVD copies have all their joke read throughs as deleted scenes, and they’re bloody hilarious. The chain of events from that that lead me to watching anime on the regular are as follows: I burn through watching the deleted scenes a whole bunch of times, I decide to try and find the anime by searching the name of a character and “anime” (in this case it was “haruka anime”), that leads me to an anime called Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu instead, so I think “eh, might as well see what the fuss is”, watch that show, get obsessed with the fact that these anime shows tend to have a bunch of ridiculously over the top romance themes, try to find more romance anime, somehow find Kaichou wa Maid Sama and Ouran Highschool Host Club, I fall in love and never look back.
So yeah, first anime I consciously watched was a trash ecchi harem show with fan service out the wazoo. I nearly cried when I watched it too because of how happy I was that I’d found a whole new world filled with cutesy rom coms without the cringe of actual actors or English voices.
RE: E3 Sony Recap and impressions.
First things first - for the past 4 years I've made attempts to watch the Sony conferences live and each time I've had an exam on at the exact time it was scheduled (curse you Australian timezones).
This time I got to watch it live, by myself, on a big TV. It might have been the best time of my life, and that's not a joke. I leapt out of my char when RE7 was announced and yelled "Huber!". Needless to say I've watched their reactions to the countless times already.
The structure of the conference is what I consider to be the thing that highlights it more than the others.
Think about it all:
Game with orchestra in the background.
Layden comes out and welcomes you to the show - says we're gonna show you a bunch of games.
Game - holy crap it's RE7!
Layden comes out and says that entire game can be played in VR - here's some more VR games you could play.
Layden comes out and backdoor shady deals with Activision made Crash happen
Crash (...skylander :'( )
"Andy" House shows up, drops the date and price of the VR tech, says we like devs, brings out the king of devs
Cool off with Spiderman
Thanks for coming, here's a taste of that new game we announced second in the conference so you know what it actually is, see ya.
Every moment in between people coming out followed a theme, and nothing ever broke the flow.
It was a showcase of entertainment - they were in a theatre and they put on a theatrical performance.
It's almost as if they thought the people coming were looking for a good time and not just to extract moments for clickbait news articles - which is even more spectacular because there are some big news articles you can make from the conference;
New God of War
New Game "Days Gone"
Release date, and another beast in The Last Guardian.
RE7 - Play the demo tonight
All that VR stuff was new
Crash Freaking Bandicoot
Kojima and Norman Reedus
It was art. 11/10 - Huber/Hype, beyond excellence. This is a show they'll be talking about for years.
To rebut the "they didn't really sell this year's lineup" thing, I think they're going with a leapfrog strategy and simply trying to market the other "this year" stuff outside of E3. Last year we got a lot of "coming 2016" and this year we got a lot of stuff that's presumably 2017, so hopefully the common thought among consumers is "I'm going to get this console with the safe knowledge that there is indeed a whole bunch of awesome stuff coming down the road" whereas for something like the NX (I really like Nintendo pls don't shoot me, I just don't know enough xbone stuff to make this comparison with them) there's a valid thought process that can just be "I'm getting it for the launch games, but I have no idea what I'll be getting a year down the track and it could potentially be a dust gatherer, so I'm getting a PS4 instead"
^This is all assuming Sony can actually market the games that come out for its own consoles. They have been better in the past year or so with it, but - at least in my country - you barely see anything advertised for Sony, and most of the multiplatform games end with the Xbone logo so that is worrying for me since I can fully imagine a mother or father shopping for christmas and just not knowing a thing about the Sony console, especially since the "it's new!" factor of the Xbone stuff that got announced could sway this years holiday sales. Who knows, maybe the Sony VR stuff could blow Scorpio out of the water if the Star Wars stuff breaks the mainstream.
All in all, no one really thought last year could be topped. This year it was, and that is freaking amazing.
RE: How long have you been an ally?
A highschool friend of mine showed me a Screwattack top ten and some AVGN videos on GT back in early 2007, and I just fell into watching everything else on the site via the "anything but homework" mentality. Somehow it's been over 9 years and I've never gone elsewhere - when GT closed down I made a twitter and followed all the GT people I could and just waited until they did something.
RE: WWE - Who is hyped!?
When did you start watching? I don't exactly watch. I got into the idea of wrestling in 2000 through one of the video games and I've kept up with what's going on via forums and the occasional download of a particularly good show. I have tried watching for periods, but nahhhhh.
Who is your all time favorite? Jeff Hardy. I still believe that he could have been one of the biggest stars ever if he didn't have so many "issues"
Favorite match of all time? TLC 2 at WM17.
And current hero? Sami Zayn or Seth Rollins.
The Roman Reigns suspension is probably the best thing that could have ever happened to the people who want him to turn heel. He's probably just going to show up at Battleground and be in the title match anyway, and with the crowd firmly behind Ambrose and even Seth being favoured ahead of him it could unintentionally make him the biggest villain in the company if he just ends up winning regardless.
That being said, history shows that they don't exactly care what the masses want when it comes to Roman so maybe we should be expecting a dominating win followed by The Rock raising his hand and confetti falling from the sky :P
RE: Your Top 3 Favourite Games
1) Kingdom Hearts 1
Just KH1. No reference to the other games, no convoluted intertwining multiple dimensional timeline wackiness. Just a story about a kid trying to rescue his friends from the clutches of evil, escalating appropriately as time goes on and with many fun characters and worlds to explore. In my non professional opinion it's the closest we'll ever get to a perfect game.
2) Spec Ops: The Line
Grit personified. The main reasons people have heard about this game are because of the "thing" that the game makes you do at one point, and because it topped Yahtzee's 2012 Zero Punctuation game of the year awards. GT had an episode of Invisible walls with the devs and looking back it's easy to tell they were hiding what made the game so special - its delicious plot that you just want to keep gobbling up even though the game is actively telling you that you've eaten quite a lot and gobbling more of it would just be a mean thing to do since you already know what it's all going to lead to.
The point of it all is this: the "thing" that everyone knows about Spec Ops happens around halfway through. There's no real spoilers you can give about the next half of the game that you wouldn't have already worked out, but by god you'll want to get yourself through it.
3) Dark Souls 1
In the words of EZA "Thank you Miyazaki for saving video games". You know a game is good when Nintendo starts using its combat elements in the new Zelda and after playing it you can tell the storytelling method has influenced a lot of stuff since. In the future it'll be held as a pillar of being simple and mechanical, yet brilliantly challenging at the same time and is for good reason a benchmark for third person combat.
RE: Anime! Who's watching what?
Flying Witch - Very mellow, slice-of-life show of a witch in training in the modern world.
Tanaka-kun is Always Listless - Low key comedy of a very lazy high school student and his friends.
Sakamoto Desu Ga? - Haven't you heard of Sakamoto?
Basically these are the ones I'm watching right now if you add in the occasional Gintama/Jojo/Durarara catchup binge.
RE: WWE - Who is hyped!?
@MonsTruz Well that's the hope... But the past 2 years and Seth's return have sort of proved that the WWE is doing whatever they can to tell (not show) the fans that they simply must accept Reigns on top as the face. It's definitely an interesting scenario now where they seem to recognise Ambrose and even Zayn as incredibly good in the face roles that they want Roman to emulate, but if we were to relate a John Cena heel turn to Half Life 3, then a significant Reigns heel turn would be a Final Fantasy 7 Remake. That analogy has layers ;)
RE: Easy Allies Anime of the Month Club
I'm totally up for an anime of the month sort of deal. I've watched a some stuff that edges on the mainstream, with a few of the token Death Note/FMA: Brotherhood/Bebop ones that everyone has seen, but considering I got into anime through the uncommon stream of purely my own actions (ie 0% recommendations from friends/internet) I have certainly missed out on some big titles here and there so I'm up for any sort of anime.
That is as long as we're allowed discussion on both the positives and negatives of whatever's chosen without being flamed out of the building - some of us may have had bad experiences in the past of hating stuff before it became cool to hate it [cough] SAO [cough] :P
RE: Bosman Plays A Link to the Past
The reason why i don't like what Bosman is doing is because if he doesn't properly do what he is suppose to do what is the point of us watching future bets?
So there's zero entertainment value in the bets being made? There's not at least some sort of mystery whenever Kyle loses as to how he weasels his way out of it this time? How about next time they do a betting special they just release an excel spreadsheet with binary answers?
You're not solely watching EZA because you want to see people make bets on video game news - otherwise you wouldn't be so committed as to go on their forum - so what value do you get from this negativity? This extends to all the guys going bonkers over Kyle this time and I guarantee it wouldn't be the case if he had to play Bubsy 3d or something.
He still has to go on Huber Hype.
He still has to host podcasts/be a guest on Frame Trap where he'll no doubt be hounded about it.
He still has to do bets at the next event and now Huber's got to be more careful.
Tell me you're not interested in how this all plays out. The material that will be gained from Kyle's weasel-ness is going to be so much better than 3 minutes on Huber Hype and nothing else.
RE: EZA Anime Club [Official Thread]
May I suggest the Blogs section for the thread for the specific anime of that specific fortnight to reduce congestion in this thread? Reasoning is prevention of the burial of the anime's thread and potentially allowing for spoiler type discussion to be made in a place that isn't accidentally scrolled through by others.
RE: Anime! Who's watching what?
Currently I'm watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood for the first time (sad the FUNimation license expired already, so now I have to stream it illegally which I hate)
You could grab the DVDs...
Nah I understand, it's so annoying when you find something good and you want to actually support it but it's not on a good actual streaming service - I had to actually cancel my Crunchyroll subscription twice because half the time their damned video player just doesn't work and no one in their support thing knows that's a thing.
RE: Anime! Who's watching what?
Durarara x2 is a fun and well-animated distraction that doesn't really go anywhere. I really don't have more to say, as the lack of resolution in the ending left me feeling empty.
This is so weird about the series. It's like the writer came up with some amazing setup and a nice world with cool characters, but every time the editor asks him for the ending episodes he just goes "oh crap... Uhhhh here's 2 episodes building minor characters". Kudos for having like 30 distinct characters who all have relevance in the plot, but it doesn't add a thing when the plot sort of just fizzles away.
RE: Brandon Plays Pokémon - Official Discussion Thread
Honestly I'd find it much more interesting to see how Brandon copes with the "This is how it is now" aspect of diving right into a brand new generation. So much stuff mechanically has changed, but at the same time there hasn't been a pokemon game in ages that didn't have a "Pokemon School" or something that straight up teaches you every mechanic in the game so he really should be fine in that regard. The whole flow of Gold and Silver would spoil how the new ones present it anyway, and that's something I'm pretty sure should be saved as a wow factor (for better or worse).
RE: Anime! Who's watching what?
Of the others I see listed on Anichart, Orange seems pretty cool and I might check that out, Scared Rider XechS seems like such a mismatch of genres that it better be freaking godly or I'll be very disappointed (oh jeez 5.5 on MAL for the first episode... Hopefully it's a JoJo type thing and no one's caught onto the joke just yet), and I'll always give whatever Brains Base are making a shot although this one (a teengirl fanservice vampire wazoo by the sounds of it) might not hold up.
Updates are always fun. Everyone still watching the same ones they were at the start? Some gained or lost attention to you?
So I underestimated Orange as just being "pretty cool". Basic plot is that a girl's trying to prevent a major regret that her future self has told her about via envelope since that method of communication is so ancient that the letters you send literally go back in time. It's super sad and you can feel the sadness constantly. I love it.
Scared Rider XechS (yes "scared" even though it's clear they messed up spelling "scarred" or "scar red") is better than I hoped. It turns out a lot of the negative reviews it keeps getting are because it's a harem in the way that there's basically Jojo Power Ranger Boyband dudes trying to win over this one girl, and not the other way around as it usually is. It's hilarious, there's no better way to put it. The main guy's face is just comedic gold - the default setting this dude seems to have is a serious expression with mouth agape. I have no idea what the hell is going on either as they just keep piling on so much stuff at once you can't help but think it must be some sort of planned joke. What I've sort of gathered so far is that this boyband group of 5 non threatening male stereotypes have Jojo Stands that they can fuse with to become Power Rangers and fight... things... They're also a part of some sort of facility run by teenagers and their instructor is the girl everyone is super in love with. There's some sort of plot going on where the girl is some superhuman, and the facility may or may not be evil, but I'm very happy I actually went ahead and watched whatever the hell this is.
Amaama to Inazuma is still my fave of this season. Depending on the attention it gets as it goes along it might end up a broth in the anime club next year. Still have to check out Servamp, though that fanbase scares me with their boytoy obsession and it's making me wary of another karneval situation.