GatoradeNipples t1_jdzmc7d wrote

I don't think they gave up, they just... changed.

Like, it kind of reminds me of the career arc Trent Reznor went through, except Albarn is still in his "trying to find his new niche after kinda crapping the bed" stage that Reznor got through much quicker. Humanz and Cracker Island feel like albums from an artist who's realizing he's getting old as hell and trying to find a new angle.


GatoradeNipples t1_jaevncw wrote

>I don't understand why they'd put it out on Netflix without the original language, but here we are.

Licensing fuckery, pretty much. The IP holders figured they could get more money out of the movie by compartmentalizing each of the dubs as its own licensing deal, and they were probably correct.


GatoradeNipples t1_ja8we99 wrote

I didn't downvote you, but in context, it feels pretty obvious to me that what you're saying is... the point the original poster was trying to make. Sinking Taiwan is physically impossible, but at least attempting that would just make China look really stupid. Attempting to take Taiwan is both stupid and actively suicidal.


GatoradeNipples t1_ja0ydi3 wrote

Better Call Saul.

Jimmy's brother, Chuck, uses one of those emergency medical blankets to calm himself down when his phobia of electricity gets especially bad. He's also a gigantic ass who tries to prevent Jimmy from turning his life around at all costs, and builds most of the foundation of the Saul Goodman persona by doing so.


GatoradeNipples t1_j8lkeqr wrote

It did happen with the original headset, it just had limited utility because the Move dildos weren't compatible with anything. So it only really worked with stuff where you could play with a gamepad, which isn't a huge proportion of VR games.

If Sony's using more... normal controllers this time, and PSVR 2 is on par with the other options instead of being kind of weird and janky, there'll probably be a lot more interest in making it work well.


GatoradeNipples t1_j8k7vm3 wrote

Depends on how much the carrier's subsidizing; sometimes, even with interest you come out ahead of an upfront purchase because of the amount knocked off the top, sometimes it's more expensive over the long term. You have to look at the specific deal you're being offered and decide for yourself if it's a good one or not.


GatoradeNipples t1_j6etcwi wrote

>The original version (which is also seen in the "And Now, for Something Completely Different" movie) has the prince die of cancer, but for some reason, a censor at the BBC decided that was unacceptable, so the Flying Circus version, has an obvious overdub saying "gangrene" instead of cancer.

Cancer used to just be sort of generally taboo to talk about, for whatever reason.


GatoradeNipples t1_j5jnagd wrote

PS2 has had a lot of rapid advancement in emulation over the past few years; there's still some problem titles (MGS2/3, the Ace Combat series, the God of War series) that require extra beef to get to fullspeed, plus a few games like Silent Hill 2 and 3 that are a little glitchy regardless of your hardware unless you enable workarounds, but past that, if you have a quad-core that's either Haswell or later (for Intel) or running on some form of Zen (for AMD), and an even halfway decentish GPU, you can run 95% of the library fullspeed without issues.


GatoradeNipples t1_j5h3s7k wrote

Stuff like the Steam Deck and GPDWin and etc is kind of its own separate class from what I'm talking about.

The devices I'm referring to are generally very small, top out around $200ish in price, generally manufactured in China, and specifically geared towards playing retro games (usually running some variant of EmulationStation or a home-rolled libretro frontend, with a select few having a proper OS of their own or running Android). As it stands, these basically top out at Dreamcast and PSP (and some games in either library don't run very well).


GatoradeNipples t1_j5g5lsu wrote

As I understand it, this is more interesting for manufacturers than for end users.

If you've been paying attention to the whole emulator handheld ecosystem (Anbernic, Miyoo, Retroid, etc), most of those run on Rockchip SOCs. A new Rockchip SOC coming out means there's gonna be a solid power jump in what those are capable of, which means we might finally see widely-available emulator handhelds that can do PS2 and Gamecube without issues.