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    The Gaming News Thread (for news that doesn't need a thread)

    PSA for anyone playing Resident Evil 4 Remake: The description is a bit vague, but I think it's referring to .
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    Rate the Last Film You Watched

    Yes, it's the most disturbing and convincing live-action depiction of a nuclear attack I've seen. It's shot in a merciless docudrama style and intercut with real government information films that would have been broadcast in the event of this happening, showing such things as how to dispose of...
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    Winter 2023 Anime Season Simulcast & Catalog Line-up

    Air Gear is a pretty fun show from what I recall (it's been several years since I last watched it). Gundam Narrative might be the worst thing in the whole franchise. It's the worst Gundam I've seen, at least.
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    What Games Are You Playing?

    In theory, Xenosaga should be trivial to port to modern platforms, since Sony have a functioning PS2 emulator for PS4/5. Then again, the tiny number of PS2 games that ever got released on PS4 does make me wonder if said emulator doesn't work properly for most games. Even with ones that were...
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    What Games Are You Playing?

    Xenogears is in desperate need of some kind of revival. A FFVII-style remake would be too much to hope for, but it would be a good candidate for the 2D-HD style that Squenix are in love with at the moment. Even a basic remaster would be better than nothing, unless it ended up performing worse...
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    What did you RECEIVE today? PHOTOS EDITION!

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    What Games Are You Playing?

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Monolith have always been an ambitious company. Going back as far as Xenogears in 1998 their games have felt like they've been pushing the boundaries of what the time and resources available to them can achieve, sometimes beyond the breaking point. This was evident in the...
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    Game Pre-Orders

    That might just be about which tax year they want to drop people's money into.
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    Anime diseases

    Mid-Season Paralysis This condition causes an anime character's range of movement to atrophy as the season progresses, sometimes being reduced to the point that only the lips can move. Typically seen in series that haven't managed their budget or schedule effectively, or where management have...
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    The News Thread (for news that does not need a thread)

    That's great news. The only problem with the Horimiya anime was how rushed it felt, so if this is going to be like Non Non Biyori Repeat where they fill in the gaps, I'm all for it.
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    What Games Are You Playing?

    Yes, I'm up to the lake. So far the team working on these REmakes have knocked it out of the park again. It feels authentic to the original, but with just enough tweaks to make the experience fresh. Every time I start thinking, "Oh, I remember what comes next" it changes an area layout a bit or...
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    What did you RECEIVE today? PHOTOS EDITION!

    A Farewell to Thighs
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    UK Anime Distributor Anime Limited Discussion Thread

    I don't have that one, but it's interesting that this is the opposite problem from a lot of other recent AL releases, which have covers that are significantly narrower than normal, leaving an ugly gap. Maybe they tried to fix that issue and overcompensated?
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    Rate the Last Film You Watched

    Edge of Darkness doesn't pull its punches. It's bleak, horrifying and utterly compelling. Eric Clapton's mournful theme music deserves special mention too.
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    What did you RECEIVE today? PHOTOS EDITION!

    Ahhhhhh, I bought it at a high price.
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    "But we're both girls!" - The Yuri Thread

    I was getting concerned during the middle of Magical Revolution that the first couple of episodes might have just been yuribait. It leans hard into being an isekai power fantasy for a long time, but the final couple of episodes redeem its GL elements. I was shocked at how conclusive and...
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    PlayStation Retro Discussion (inc. PS3, digital PS1 & PS2 Classics & PS Plus Premium)

    This reminds me of the infuriating situation with Ace Combat 5 on PS4 (another Namco franchise). It was supposedly included as a pre-order bonus with Ace Combat 7, and that port has never been made available any other way. I say supposedly because I did pre-order Ace Combat 7 a couple of days...
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    PlayStation Retro Discussion (inc. PS3, digital PS1 & PS2 Classics & PS Plus Premium)

    Ridge Racer Type 4 is up, but it's subscription-only. No free access for PS3 purchasers and you can't buy it at all. Thanks a bunch, modern gaming.
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    The General Conversation Area

    I bought a Roku Express 4K a few weeks ago and I really wouldn't recommend it. The Roku Crunchyroll app doesn't have features like favourites or crunchylists, and I often find the watchlist doesn't load properly, making it impossible to select anything (that may be because I have over 200 series...
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    What did you RECEIVE today? PHOTOS EDITION!

    Some good stories in that season. There was a good special edition of Day of the Daleks on DVD with new effects. I don't know if that version is on the BD though.