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My little girl called me up today saying she wants to play Bendy and the Ink Machine on the Xbox next time she’s up here. It’s sort of like Bioshock-lite for young ados. Puzzles, collectibles all in a very eerie and spooky environment. I thought it was cool she was showing interest in this type of dark game. She’s growing up fast.

Lots of jump scares so she told me it’s bad news that she is interested in this game cuz, « you get scared easily daddy »

Lol should be fun


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LOL love it!

EDIT: When I´m watching a movie with the little one and there is one scary part, I always act all frightened and ask my little girls to hug me or hold my hand... they always feel so brave!!! I love it :D

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Thats brilliant, Cucho. I’m legit scared when I watch or play these games and Emily never seems to flinch and she thinks it’s funny.

I used to play Resident Evil 4 in front of her and I’d be getting my courage up before going around the hedge where I know the dogs are waiting and Emily would be all inpatient « just go dad!! You’ll get them « 

Can’t wait to bring her to an actual scary movie in 4 years or so, it’ll be fun

Im gonna rewatch Coraline tonight which she doesn’t want to see again cuz « it’s creepy »

I just added Spirited Away to my Netflix list. I can’t wait for her to see that. Brave girls rock

The default setting on Netflix is to play it in Japanese with subtitles! Isn’t that stupid? For cartoons, the default should be dubbed. Only live action you want subtitles so you can get the whole performance


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I have been enjoying playing through both Xenoblade Chronicles games despite their numerous faults. It’s basically the same phenomenon you see with most of the Final Fantasy series.

That being said, XC 2 has the worst gosh darned weapon system of any video game I have enjoyed playing. It’s nothing like the first game in this regard, bc they tried an entirely brand new system.

First things first, all weapons come from lootboxes with the kind of RNG that is perfect for a Gatcha gsme. I genuinely believe they were planning to exploit people with this via micro transactions but chickened out for some reason (wouldn’t be surprised if Nintendo didn’t want to be accused of being like Battlefront 2) but also couldn’t be **** to fix the abysmal lootbox rng. This is by far the biggest and most reasonable complaint about the game since it’s launch in 2017. They’ve never even attempted to improve/mitigate the odds in any way, shape, or form.

I have never met someone who doesn’t think this is an issue who has actually gotten through a decent chunk of the game. Im thinking first third when i say “decent chink”. If you drop out before at least beating chapter 3, there is a different conversation to have there.

So anyways the very first problem with obtaining weapons is you get them from a rigged casino lootbox system.

The second problem is that you can roll a good weapon on tge wrong character. Every single weapon is locked to one character on generation, and late game the process to transfer one weapon between two characters requires an ultra rare item that takes usually 4-10 hours to obtain a single copy of. Not late game aka early and mid game you inly get three of these so weapon transfers are impractical to the point of mostly not existing until late game.

So say you win the lottery and if necessary you went through the asinine transfer process. Congratulations. You now have a weapon that is ussless without 5+ hours of end game grinding. The amount of effort that goes into training up one blade makes them essentially impossible to replace until chapters 8-10. Out of 10. You basically roll whatever you can in the first couple chapters when none of your **** is leveled up. Chapters 4 to 8 you are basically locked in. And chapters 9-10 you are probably to exhausted to spend several hours training up a nee wespon jusg to try a new build. Assuming you ever find one in the first place versus the casino just flipping you off.

On top of that, the game has the **** titanite slab problem. You need to outfit 3 blades per driver for a total of 15 weapons. You only get 10 of a certain end game consumable upgrade material per ng+ cycle. At least a third of your party by definition has to go with a worse build if that is their upgrade path; and the three end game upgrade paths play 3 very different roles, so the game is just f’ing with players who don’t pay for “optional” dlc.

Once we’ve dealt with all of the above there is still all the other weapons slots. Bad system lol.

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I always watch those dubbed, but the latin american dubbing industry has great talents, has a lot more millage and they do put a lot of effort into the whole thing, we for the most part import the best things out there and dub them... the English dubs are just awful, I would try to avoid those as much as I can, the performance are just so bad... once I tried to watch Attack on Titan in english... and it was crap... I dunno why this is like this.... its like all the good voice actors would not care to dub things and they are relegated to mediocre actors... in any case I think I would still watch them dubbed if it was to watch them with my kids.

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I just added Spirited Away to my Netflix list. I can’t wait for her to see that. Brave girls rock

The default setting on Netflix is to play it in Japanese with subtitles! Isn’t that stupid? For cartoons, the default should be dubbed. Only live action you want subtitles so you can get the whole performance


It’s an anime from Studio Ghibli you philistine.

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Is it fair to nitpick a game or film that is trying to take its plot and “realism” seriously? Assuming reasonable suspension of disbelief is applied.

I personally think it’s completely unfair to nitpick something like Sponge-bob; but if someone is attempting to write a much more serious piece then they should expect criticism for major plot holes.

Edit: For a gaming example: Doom Eternal or Crash Bandicoot vs The Last of Us Part II or Mass Effect II

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PLZ don't spoil ME2!!!
I plan to play it...

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It’s great, can’t wait to hear how you find it. Probably in the top 5 video games of all the time


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Barney here’s your requested troll vid. It’s the first level after the intro.


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It’s great, can’t wait to hear how you find it. Probably in the top 5 video games of all the time


Do you understand the joke/insult above? Like do you know who Studio Ghibli is, or do I need to explain the history of essentially the Japanese equivalent to pixar? Spirited Away dubbed is like watching another language version of Toy Story 1 or 2 that doesn’t have Tom Hank’s amazing performance. The voice acting is still part of the experience.

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On that note everyone who likes children’s films also secretly for adults too should watch at least:
Spirited Away
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Christ are you stupid. I know all about Studio Ghibli

When John Lasseter of Disney discovered Spirited Away, he wanted to bring it to North America. He made sure the voice acting would elevate the movie to Pixar level (even got a popular Pixar voice in the movie).

In animated movies if you don’t understand the language there is no performance to appreciate. You get good voice actors and you dub the movie. In live action you would never do this since you need the full performance of the original actor, including the voice

Anyway, no sense in trying to discuss these very very basic concepts with you


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It’s very rare that both Barney and I have strong feelings about the other being completely wrong on something; but I guess dubs vs subs is one of those rarities where Barney is extremely opinionated on top of being wrong.

“Christ are you stupid”

“Very very basic”

M’kay. Whatever you say, cupcake.

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For future notice, I would prefer it if we could keep the tone of the conversation non-condescending and not start off with “christ you are stupid”. If you want to go there then the above **** response, which I would normally avoid trying to type, is the only kind of response you will get, if any. That is significantly less preferable to a conversation discussing the relative merits of dubs vs subs in the animated medium where no one is intentionally being a dick.

And yes Barney, you are intentionally being a dick. I have less patience for it atm bc you have already used your daily **** hall pass on telling me to go kill myself. Just bc this is a safe space where wd tolerate you being s flaming **** doesn’t mean you aren’t being an **** when “joking”.

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Christ are you stupid. I know all about Studio Ghibli

When John Lasseter of Disney discovered Spirited Away, he wanted to bring it to North America. He made sure the voice acting would elevate the movie to Pixar level (even got a popular Pixar voice in the movie).

In animated movies if you don’t understand the language there is no performance to appreciate. You get good voice actors and you dub the movie. In live action you would never do this since you need the full performance of the original actor, including the voice

Anyway, no sense in trying to discuss these very very basic concepts with you


The Disney thing is brand new to me. Genuinely glad you brought it up.

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so, getting back to Civ VI, Dido declared a surprise war on me...so I had to nuke one of my own cities to stop it from being over ran,followed by nuking all most all of her cities which triggered the Nuclear Emergency, which i voted down lol.

England invited me to a join war on India,but i turned her down and gave her some aluminum and uranium.

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From the civ vi reddit

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Ponyo

And Porco Rosso... Those two are my favorites.

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