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  2. Koby

    hello everyone.

    Hello there shado! Welcome to Kametsu. Always great to see a new face.
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  4. shado

    hello everyone.

    Just wanted to say hey.
  5. DarkRavie

    New Game: What's the Word?

    What's the Word? - ACERBIC pronunciation: [ə-SIR-bik] Part of speech: adjective Origin: Latin, 19th century meaning: 1. Sharp or harshly critical in tone --- 2. Having a sour or bitter taste "Her professor’s acerbic criticisms made her regret taking the class." "The lemon juice gave an acerbic note to the pasta." About Acerbic The root of acerbic is the Latin adjective "acerbus," meaning harsh or unpleasant. The meaning has held true in English, with the adjective "acerbic" being applied to anything with a sharp, sarcastic, or cutting delivery. Did you Know? The original meaning of "acerbic" concerned a literal bitter taste but it has evolved to describe a more figurative harsh tone or expression. You could enjoy a sour flavor, but you’re not likely to enjoy a sourpuss with an acerbic nature.
  6. DarkRavie

    Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day - STINGRAYS Did you know... that with flat, wide bodies, stingrays may not look like fish, but they are? They can be found in tropical and subtropical waters, because they like it shallow and warm. They’re usually hidden on the seafloor. But each of the 60 species of stingrays are fascinating in their own way. Stingrays come in all shapes and sizes and are one of the most beautiful creatures in the sea, but let’s face it, they are a little bizarre looking! Rays and skates are flattened fish closely related to sharks. All belong to a group of fish called Elasmobranchs. These guys are pretty unique as they have no bones in their body – their skeleton is made up of flexible cartilage (the bendy stuff that your ears and nose are made from!). Although they look near identical, rays and skates are actually different. Stingrays are ovoviviparous, meaning the young are hatched from eggs that are held within the body, whereas skates are oviparous, meaning they lay eggs – these eggs are protected by a hard, rectangular case often called a “mermaid”s purse“! There are many different types of ray including stingrays, electric rays, butterfly rays, round rays, manta rays, guitarfish and sawfish. Stingrays use a super set of senses to search for food. Special gel-filled pits across the front of their face, (called Ampullae of Lorenzini), allow them to pick up electrical signals from other animals when they move – cool! Their eyes are on the topside of their body and their mouth and gills can be found underneath, so in the darker depths or murky rivers this electromagnetic sense is especially useful for searching for prey. Many stingrays like to live by themselves and only come together for breeding and migration. Some of the largest rays such as manta rays and cow nose rays never stop swimming and migrate in their thousands to feeding grounds each year. These large groups can reach up to 10,000 individuals and are known as a “fever“. Rays protect themselves with venomous spines or barbs in their tail. Skates rely on thorny projections on their backs and tails. Stingrays and skates feed on crustaceans, small fish, snails, clams, shrimp and other small creatures. In 2008, a female bluespotted ribbontail ray gave birth to a set of twins at The Deep aquarium in Hull – a European first! Stingrays” natural predators are sharks, seals, sea lions and other large fish. Electric rays are named for their ability to generate and discharge a strong electric current to stun prey and for defence from potential predators. Fossil records date stingrays back to the Jurassic period, 150 million years ago! Rays can vastly vary in size. The smallest ray is the short-nose electric ray which is approximately 10cm across and weighs about 400g. The oceanic manta ray is the largest ray reaching up to 7m in wing span and weighs 2,000kg. Sadly, numbers of stingray are in decline. Overfishing, habitat loss and climate change are the major threats to rays. They”re also hunted for their gill rakers (used for feeding) for use in Chinese medicine. At present, 539 species of ray assessed are under the IUCN Red List, and 107 are classified as threatened. The Deep is part of the European Breeding Programme for the bluespotted ribbontail ray and blue spot stingray, as well as the species monitoring programme for the honeycomb whiptail ray. This means they are helping to safeguard populations of these species and are leading the way in pioneering new husbandry techniques.
  7. Koby

    Hello Everybody

    Welcome to Kametsu. Hope you like it here and stick around!
  8. Moonspiracy

    Hello Everybody

    Hello Everyone, I'm new here. Hopefully I will follow the rules and stay connected with you guys. Thanks
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  10. Koby

    Latest Movie Trailers

    Disney's Mulan | Official Trailer
  11. Currently 8 games, but only 6 of those are officially in English. The two that aren't have fan translations though, with a redone translation about to finally release for Zero from the group known as Geofront. I've personally only played the first two Cold Steel games and barely started the first Sky. So I've got a long way to go. At least the Sky games are apparently much shorter than the Cold Steel games, because I spent around 100 hours on each of them.
  12. Xykan

    Free Games Megathread

    https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/jotun/home Jotun: Valhalla Edition is currently free on Epic Game Store. https://freebies.indiegala.com/the-deed The Deed is currently free on IndieGala.
  13. DarkRavie

    New Game: What's the Word?

    What's the Word? - EDEMA pronunciation: [ihd-EE-muh] Part of speech: noun Origin: Greek, 15th century meaning: 1. Swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in the body --- 2. Swelling in plants caused by an excess accumulation of water "Make an appointment to see your doctor if you have edema, because it can be a symptom of many diseases." "The heavy rainfall caused edema in his garden plants." About Edema Edema is not always a symptom of disease. If you’re on your feet all day, or you take a long flight, you’re likely to have swelling in your feet and ankles. While edema can occur during these normal activities, it could also be a warning sign, so make sure to see a doctor if it persists. Did you Know? Edema, or swelling due to excess fluid accumulation, can be found in both humans and plants. In humans, you’ll often find edema as a result of medications, pregnancy, or certain diseases. Edema isn’t always a sign of something drastically wrong, but it needs to be addressed. In addition to treating the underlying illness, your doctor may recommend medication to remove the excess fluid or a diet low in salt.
  14. DarkRavie

    Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day - TOY TRAIN SETS Did you know.... that toy trains are for kids of all ages? While real trains go back to the advent of the Industrial Revolution in the early 1800s, toy trains emerged later. Wooden and metal toys resembling trains were first made in Europe in the 1860s. By 1901, Lionel made its first electric train for use in store display windows. A number of famous manufacturers, including Lionel, American Flyer, Ives, Marx, Marklin, and LGB have made toy trains. Some of the most historic ones are on display in the National Toy Train Museum. These are commonly referred to as tinplate trains. "Tinplate" is a term applied to toy trains originally built of thin stamped metal, but more broadly it includes trains composed of plastic parts as well, their over-riding characteristic being that they were built for mass-market enjoyment rather than the precise scale that some of today's model railroad craftsmen build and enjoy. Model Railroader magazine began in 1934, and by the 1950s, seemingly every boy had a train set. Around then, there arose a differentiation between cheaper production trains for kids and much more detailed and accurate reproductions pursued by adult train collectors. Some reflect actual trains, while others display general themes. For some, the delight is in the joy of collecting and operating, while for others the focus is on absolute scaled accuracy. Today, many of the Baby Boomers have embraced toy train collecting and operating. They can be seen in basements, at Christmas exhibits, running in gardens, and in special displays. Many toy trains today feature the latest in authentic sound and electronic control features. Increasingly, toy trains use digital technology both onboard and at the control panels. This allows greater control, introduction of new features, and new challenges. In fact, wiring has always been a task requiring planning and skill when creating a train layout. Toy trains prices range from economical to very expensive. Some are repaired, restored, traded and sold, with careful standards applied to their condition and worth. The Train Collectors Association is the largest and oldest group of toy train enthusiasts in the world. Toy trains come in different sizes, reflecting different rail gauges and scale. Engineering entrepreneur Joshua Lionel Cowen designed his first electric train as a store window attraction around 1900. When customers asked to purchase the train instead of the product it advertised, Cowen founded the Lionel Manufacturing Company to meet demand. Lionel built its reputation on train sets noted for their authentic detail, smooth-operating three-rail tracks, and transformers that allowed kids to vary the speed of their trains. This control, along with rolling stock of coal cars, refrigerated cars, and box cars, gave boys an appealing real-world sense of commerce and success. Shrewd marketing made every boy think of Lionel trains each time Christmas came around. “Everybody is happy when it's a Lionel Train Christmas,” proclaimed one advertisement. Other ads highlighted father-son bonding. Lionel Trains, they proclaimed, “made a Boy feel like a Man and a Man feel like a Boy.” Lionel trains symbolized the ideal American childhood for more than a century, and in its heyday during the 1950s, Lionel accounted for two-thirds of all the toy trains sold in the United States. Though no longer so dominant in the playroom or around the Christmas tree, Lionel Trains remain a favorite with many.
  15. At this rate, I won't be able to catch up with the amount of Legand of Heroes games out there.
  16. I'd definitely buy it if ever happened. Legend of Dragoon, the Shadow Hearts series, and the XenoSaga series are some of my favorite games but we've heard very little about them since their original release.
  17. Koby

    Free Games Megathread

    Zombie Driver HD is free to keep when you get it before Dec 5 @ 12:00pm. https://store.steampowered.com/app/220820/Zombie_Driver_HD/
  18. Would I like it, love it & buy it? HELL YES Am I expecting it? HELL NO
  19. DarkRavie

    New Game: What's the Word?

    What's the Word? - SONOROUS pronunciation: [SON-er-uhs] Part of speech: adjective Origin: Latin, early 17th century meaning: 1. Capable of producing or giving out a sound --- 2. Resonant and deep in sound "The highlight of the hike was the sonorous cave, which produced a ringing echo from the hiker’s shouts." "He was selected to give the opening speech thanks to his imposing, sonorous voice." About Sonorous "Sonorous" is an adjective applying to sound, usually of a full and imposing nature. It comes from the Latin word for sound, "sonor." Pull out this regal adjective when the tones need appropriate weight for the description. We’re talking ringing gongs, not bird chirps. Did you Know? Sonorous can be used to describe the quality of a sound — think ringing clock bells, or a booming, deep voice — but it can also be used to describe a specific phonetic sound. When there is no stressed syllable, there’s still distinctness between vowels and consonants. This is sonority, and certain vowels can have a sonorous quality.
  20. DarkRavie

    Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day - ROUGH COLLIES Did you know... that the Rough Collie is a long-coated dog breed of medium to large size that, in its original form, was a type of collie used and bred for herding sheep in Scotland? Originally used as herding dogs in Scotland and Northern England, the rough collie dog has a beautiful, multicolored coat of long, rough-textured fur that easily identifies this amazing breed. Well-known for their intelligence and ease of training, the most famous rough collie personality trait is devotion to their owner followed by their love for children. Those basic characteristics made the rough collie dog the perfect breed to star as Lassie, the beloved family TV show pup that always came to the rescue of her little boy, Timmy. A dog breed that's well-known for herding and protecting abilities, rough collie dogs are described as strong, loyal, affectionate, responsive, and fast. The rough-coated collie has a beautiful long coat that flows as he runs, and his head is a smooth and elegant wedge shape. Rough collies can do well in the country or the city, but they need companionship and daily runs or long walks. Although they are a little less active than border collies, rough collies do need at least forty-five to sixty minutes of outdoor activity every day. Surprisingly, once he is back inside, he is very calm and happy to sit and lounge with his owner. The rough collie breed includes two variations: the long-hair, true rough collie, and the shorter-haired, sometimes called smooth collie. Additionally, Shetland sheepdogs and border collies are completely different breeds and are not part of the rough collie breed, despite their similar coat markings and facial features. As part of the herding classification, the rough collie personality is known to most as smart, quick to learn, and very in tune to people. Collies respond well to consistent, reward-based training, and they tend to enjoy the attention that comes with performing, whether doing tricks or competing in agility, obedience or herding events. Many collies make great therapy dogs as well, due to their calmness indoors and medium height. Rough collies, like the one featured in Lassie, can at times be very vocal. When rough collie dogs are bored, their bark is a clear sign that they need attention. They also have a tendency to nip at peoples' heels in play, another indication of their herding background. It is important to train your rough collie to not nip, especially around children, as it may frighten little ones. Due to the rough collie's high intelligence level, he is easy to house train and learns tricks quickly. However, switch up training activities occasionally to prevent boredom. They are very smart, so you should get creative with their training! The rough collie is family-oriented and loves playing with children. When he is outside, he will run as hard as he can, but as soon as he enters the house he'll be happy to relax with the rest of the family. Although the rough collie loves to be active outside, he is not an outdoor-only dog, and he can thrive in a small home or apartment as long as he gets daily exercise. The rough collie is noted for his deep loyalty and nurturing personality, but he also has a fierce independent streak. Owners should try to work with his independent tendencies, rather than against them. Giving your rough collie some time to run around by himself in a fenced area each day may help. A rough collie makes a great companion dog for a single person, but he will bond with all family members, not just the one who feeds him. The rough collie breed is known to learn the individual characteristics and behaviors of each person in the household. Again, this is why dedicated training of your rough collie is absolutely crucial. Rough collies are intelligent, and they are always watching people and learning, so it is important to train them early and often. The ancestors of today's rough collie worked as herding dogs in the Scottish Highlands. As partners to sheep herders, not much had been recorded over time about this breed. However, Queen Victoria shifted public attention to the breed in the 1860s, and they quickly became a favored breed of the wealthy upper class. In the 1950s, the rough collie breed became better known as the all-American family dog thanks to "Lassie." Over the show's two-decade run, it became apparent how devoted and faithful the breed was as Lassie saved Timmy from the well and warned her family of danger each week. Although Hollywood sometimes exaggerates, the depiction of the rough collie as a loyal protector couldn't have been more right. Today the rough collie is ranked among the top 50 most popular dog breeds by the American Kennel Club and continues to be famous for his loyal, loving, and protective demeanor.
  21. shentehshenteh

    Why you should watch Utena and Perfect Blue

    Utena is a personal favourite of mine, actually i like the older stuff Ikuhara did even more than the more recent. And Perfect Blue always puts me in that powerful-vintage-masterpiece mood, that reminds me, i need to rewatch it soon.
  22. Demon's Souls remake seems more likely at this point from both a financial and popularity standpoint.
  23. Nihon Falcom's JRPG series The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel has found a passionate audience in both Japan and western markets. Focusing on a band of military school cadets, the squad faces off against ever-growing threats across a wartorn land, while slowly building up their skills in combat and forming greater bonds of friendship. While Trails of Cold Steel 3 dropped for PlayStation 4 in the west last October, NIS America has revealed that the series will be making its debut on the Nintendo Switch next year. Coming sometime in Spring 2020, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3 will launch on the Nintendo Switch in the U.S. and Europe ahead of the Japan release--which is something of a first for the franchise. Earlier this year, Nihon Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo stated that he hoped to get more games on the Nintendo's portable console following the Switch release of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. Published by NIS America, a Switch demo for Trails of Cold Steel 3 will also be available shortly around the time of the game's launch. In comparison to its PlayStation 4 counterpart; The Switch version runs at a locked 720p resolution and 30 frames-per-second in both docked and undocked modes. Just like the PS4 release, the Switch version of Trails of Cold Steel 3 will also launch with special editions of the game. With the Extracurricular Edition, you'll get the base game, a 20-page art book, and a reversible cover. Whereas with the Thors Academy Edition, it comes with everything in the previous collection, along with a box set including a steelbook, game soundtrack, postcards, and a Mishy plushie. All versions of the game, including the standard release, will also have all Trails of Cold Steel 3 DLC items packed in as well. Though the west just got the third entry in the series, the final entry--Trails of Cold Steel 4--has been out in Japan for over a year. As of this time, the developers at Falcom are already looking ahead with the Legends of Heroes franchise, teasing a new storyline focusing on another group of characters. Just before the western PS4 release of Trails of Cold Steel 3, Kondo spoke about the JRPG series, and why it takes so long to release the games in the west. "As creators, we would love for everybody to be able to play the game as soon as possible but the reality is, because these [games] are so story focused, we're actually still fiddling with the text up until the very end, and we won't let localization partners work on it until it's complete," said Kondo. "These games are known for their very luminous stories, and it takes a long time to translate. This one, for example, has 2.4 million Japanese characters, and it just takes time."
  24. Dragon Quest Heroes II was probably one of the most overlooked games of 2017. The hack and slash sequel had a solid combat system, an enjoyable story, and plenty of cool characters, but it just didn't seem to get the attention that it deserved. It was also a real improvement over the original, boasting a much better gameplay structure overall. Given the second game's quality, another sequel should be on the cards, but it sounds like the potential project has never been given the green light. According to director Tomohoki Sho -- who works under Koei Tecmo -- Dragon Quest Heroes 3 has been discussed, but putting it together would be quite a challenge. Speaking to Nintendo Everything, Sho says, "Obviously this is a Square Enix property so we can’t really say anything, but I have kind of mentioned to them before, ‘Shouldn’t we consider a third entry?" She continues: "So we’ve been talking a little about maybe putting out a third entry, but really the big thing is between I and II there were so many improvements made. If we were going to go from II to III, what else can we put in to really impress the players who played both games that will get them really excited and really emotionally moved by it? So there are a lot of hurdles. What would it be that we can put into the game? That’s still something we’re not sure how to do yet.” Indeed, a third game would have to be quite a step up, so Sho's comments on the situation make sense. Hopefully we'll see Dragon Quest Heroes 3 at some point.
  25. Cover art for a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis has appeared on Sony’s PlayStation Store. News of the leaked cover art comes via gamstat, which culls publicly available information from Sony’s API. In western markets the game will be titled Resident Evil 3. Alternate art includes a listing for Biohazard RE:3, likely intended for the Japanese market. A third piece of art refers to Biohazard RE:3 Z Version, likely an uncensored (or Z-rated in Japan by the Computer Entertainment Rating Organization) version of the game. Last year’s Resident Evil 2 remake also received a “Z Version” in Japan. The leaks come in advance of The Game Awards, which will stream live on Dec. 12, and could be home to an official reveal from Capcom. The third entry in the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil 3 was originally released in 1999. The survival horror game tells the story of Jill Valentine and her escape from an urban center affected by a biological weapon. That game’s boss, known as the Nemesis, features prominently in this new cover art. Today’s leak coincides with a report from YouTuber SpawnWave, who claimed to have credible reports that a remake was in development and on track for a 2020 launch. Eurogamer later reported similar details. In a financial report from October, Capcom called last year’s Resident Evil 2 remake an “indisputable success” for the company. The publisher said it would utilize dormant game properties and remakes to promote growth in the future. This isn’t the only Resident Evil game that developer Capcom has on the drawing board. Project Resistance — now apparently known as Resident Evil: Resistance — is a four-against-one online multiplayer game.
  26. Near the end of the lifecycle of the original PlayStation, Sony Japan Studio released JRPG The Legend of Dragoon. While it received mixed reviews from critics and currently sits with a 74 Metacritic score, the game has garnered somewhat of a cult following through the years. While there has never been a sequel or another entry in the series, it appears that there could be a remake or remaster currently in the works. While a remaster of The Legend of Dragoon is far from confirmed, recent tweets from a developer at Bluepoint Games, a company known for its remakes and remasters of classic games, appears to open the door to the possibility that the game could see a remake. Technical director Peter Dalton shared a video on Twitter about the Shadow of the Colossus remake developed by Bluepoint Games, to which someone replied and asked Dalton if he liked The Legend of Dragoon. Dalton replied: Dalton's response may very well be an innocent question to garner interest about the 20-year-old JRPG rather than a hint that Bluepoint Games is working on a remaster of The Legend of Dragoon. But that is not stopping fans from speculating and piling on their own praise for the PS1 classic. After his original tweet got all the attention, Dalton acknowledged the passion fans shared for The Legend of Dragoon, tweeting that it is motivating to see: It is not at all unreasonable to think that Bluepoint Games could partner with Sony to remaster The Legend of Dragoon considering that the developer has worked on remaking or remastering some of Sony's biggest games and franchises including Shadow of the Colossus, Ico, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, Gravity Rush, Flower, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, and The God of War Collection. Bluepoint Games' last release was Shadow of the Colossus for PS4 in 2018 and the developer has yet to reveal what it may be working on currently. Outside of the original game, The Legend of Dragoon has never seen any kind of sequel; however, Dart Feld, the main protagonist from The Legend of Dragoon was originally on the list to become a DLC character for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale but was scrapped early in development for unknown reasons. The thought of a remake or remaster of the game is exciting for its fans, they will have to wait for a more official announcement to see if the JRPG may return three console cycles after its original release. Source: GameRant
  27. Predaking-117

    Latest Movie Trailers

    Black Widow Teaser Trailer
  28. DarkRavie

    New Game: What's the Word?

    What's the Word? - VERVE pronunciation: [vurv] Part of speech: noun Origin: French, late 17th century mewaning: 1. An energetic style of a literary or artistic work or performance --- 2. A vigorous nature or liveliness "The new exhibit at the modern art museum was full of verve and genre-defying pieces." "The children loved their babysitter for her verve and playfulness." About Verve English borrowed "verve" from French, where it has an identical spelling and meaning — energy, spirit, animation. Feel free to employ a French accent when using this word. You’ll be correct either way. Did you Know? "Verve" is used today to describe the energy that gives life to an artistic performance, composition, or piece of writing. Any sort of creator has verve. But an old-fashioned usage of the word simply meant a special talent or ability. Your verve could be fixing a toilet or composing a symphony.
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