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  2. DarkRavie

    Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day - COFFEE Did you know... that people surmise the word “coffee” entered the English language sometime in the 16th century? Apparently, it was borrowed from the Italian word “caffe,” which comes from the Dutch word “koffie,” taken from the Ottoman Turkish “kahve,” which stemmed from Arabic “qahwah.” In North America and a lot of western European countries, Starbucks and other coffee chains have dominated the market because they are providing to the customers a complete experience around coffee. Coffee and friends, coffee and work, coffee and snacks and coffee to go! The Irish mix coffee with whiskey and they call it “Irish coffee”. In Italy the espresso and espresso machine were born and made it the favorite whole-day beverage of Italians. In Greece, there is the “kafenio”, an old fashioned coffee shop for old gentlemen, where they drink Greek coffee and exchange political ideas or they play cards and a board game called “tavli”. Then also, in some countries, like Colombia or Brazil, the whole economy is based in coffee.
  3. cmarvelodinson

    Last Live-Action Movie you Watched?

    John Wick 1 & 2, Fantastic 4 (2015) and Annabelle: Creation
  4. S03E16: Holy crap. Who the heck is left? Wow. This season has been something else. Is there gonna be anyone left after this? lol. I hope this ride continues through the end. What a fabulous second half to the season this has been.
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  6. CardGames

    Final Fantasy VII Remake is happening.

    Somehow... I'm not surprised at all they cut the cross-dressing section out completely.
  7. Grundy

    Fact of the Day

    Did you know... that drinking fountains in the United States were often subject to racial segregation , until all legally enforced public segregation ( segregation de jure ) was abolished by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ?
  8. Our dearest member @PannenkoekenNL is no more! May his soul rest in peace!

    1. Koby

      Koby

      rest in peace.

  9. DarkRavie

    Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day - DRINKING FOUNTAINS Did you know... that Before potable water was provided in private homes, water for drinking was made available to citizens of cities through access to public fountains? Many of these early public drinking fountains can still be seen (and used) in cities such as Rome, with its many fontanelle and nasoni (big noses). In mid-19th century London, water provision from private water companies was generally inadequate for the rapidly growing population and was often contaminated. Legislation in the mid nineteenth century formed the Metropolitan Commission of Sewers, made water filtration compulsory, and moved water intakes on the Thames above the sewage outlets. In this context, the public drinking fountain movement began. It built the first public baths and public drinking fountains. In London, the Metropolitan Free Drinking Fountain Association was established in 1859. The first fountain was built on Holborn Hill on the railings of the church of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate on Snow Hill, paid for by Samuel Gurney, and opened on 21 April 1859. The fountain became immediately popular, used by 7,000 people a day. In the next six years 85 fountains were built, with much of the funding coming directly from the association. The movement soon became associated with the temperance movementas they provided a substitute for alcohol and were purposely positioned outside public houses.
  10. Beave

    Summer 2019 Anime Season

    I myself look up info on the new season, if one peaks my interest I look for a PV. A lot of times some of the anime get dropped or I pickup ones I missed. IF the anime gets a English Dub its even better. I love watching the dubs (On Funimation or CrunchyRoll)
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  12. Koby

    Summer 2019 Anime Season

    I usually like to read over RandomC's seasonal preview as they delve a bit into the people behind the show and some past projects while kind of giving their impressions and including a couple PVs, but they don't release it until right before the season begins usually. That's usually when I make a decision on some of the iffy ones on my list and then some that I'm still not decided on I'll watch a few eps and either drop it or continue it. Mainly because I know for a fact I do not have the time to keep up with that many shows in a single season and my backlog continues to pile up as it is. So I attempt to cut down my seasonal pick-ups as much as I can without missing out on something I'd probably really like. Whether a show that I'm iffy on gets Dubcast/Simuldub or not also affects my willingness to watch it as I can multi-task better with it going if it's dubbed and thus more likely to stay caught up. That said, FUNi has confirmed a Simuldub for 'The Ones Within'.
  13. Koby

    Cartoon Network Godzilla

    Unfortunately we cannot help locate pirated material here.
  14. Koby

    Final Fantasy VII Remake is happening.

    They've already confirmed they vastly expanded the Midgar section. Also from what I've read/understood, it sounds like they cut a substantial amount of original content out such as Honey Bee Inn, Bro's Gym and Don Corneo's Mansion, which also means they cut out the sewers. “Remaking Final Fantasy VII has allowed us to dive much deeper into the world and its characters than ever before,” said producer Yoshinori Kitase. “The first game in this project expands on the story of Midgar and is such an elaborate retelling that it’s become a solid standalone game in its own right.”
  15. Anyone know where i can find the animated Godzilla that used to air on Cartoon Network? Can't seem to find it at all if anyone can help me with it please inbox me or leave a post. Thanks
  16. CardGames

    Final Fantasy VII Remake is happening.

    Unfortunately, IIRC, The first Midgar part is the very minor beginning of the game. So it's likely going to take more than 2 parts. I want it to only be 2 parts as well but it'll likely take 3-5 parts at minimum, possibly more.
  17. Beave

    Summer 2019 Anime Season

    My Upcoming watch list for this summer: Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka II Dr. Stone Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator Vinland Saga Enen no Shouboutai Isekai Cheat Magician Maou-sama, Retry! Cop Craft Katsute Kami Datta Kemono-tachi e Granbelm Starmyu 3rd Season Might be more, but these are of interest so far. I'm looking forward to: Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka II Dr. Stone Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator Vinland Saga
  18. DarkRavie

    Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day - JINGLE DRESS DANCE Did you know... that there are few pow wow dances as ebullient, or as symphonic, as the Jingle Dress Dance, especially when there are multiple female dancers moving together? The rows of metal cones, called ziibaaska’iganan in the Ojibew language, dangle from the dresses and rattle and clink as the dancers move. The traditional dance required the dancers to never cross their feet, never dance backward, and never complete circle. They kept footwork light, nimble, and close to the ground. Their dresses chirped as they moved. Modern Jingle Dress Dance allows more fluidity, the dancers can cross their feet, can complete full circles, and can dance backwards. The dresses are designed so they can move more freely, but the metal cones remain, singing along, while the dancer often carries a feather fan during the dance. The Jingle Dress Dance grew in popularity, and cultural significance, from the 1920s to around the 1950s, only to decline, go back to the dream-state from which it sprang, and rise back to life in the 1980s with the advent of pow wow expansion and competition.
  19. Koby

    Summer 2019 Anime Season

    Summer Anime 2019 AniChart | MAL Chart | AniDB Chart *Click image to enlarge* Sentai confirmed that DanMachi S2 will be Dubcasted, while FUNimation has confirmed only a few shows so far. My Personal Summer Watch List is currently as follows: Left-Overs: Black Clover Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Fairy Tail Definite Pick-ups: A Certain Scientific Accelerator DanMachi II Vinland Saga Possible Pick-ups (Pending Impressions on further PVs and/or first couple episodes): Are You Lost? Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest Dr. Stone Isekai Cheat Magician Maou-sama, Retry! The Ones Within
  20. Grundy

    Fact of the Day

    Did you know... that around the time of the Revolutionary War , dueling occurred in every state of the nation ( U.S ) regularly , often for even relatively slight offenses , such as insults , or to resolve gambling disputes ? Few laws prohibited this tradition inherited from the Old World , which continued to evolve . Although no binding set of rules governed the proceedings of a duel in the United States largely , no doubt , because dueling was outside the law , U.S. citizens adopted the European rules from their ancestors .
  21. Xykan

    Free Games Megathread

    https://www.gog.com/game/toonstruck Toonstruck is currently free on GOG.
  22. splintersan

    Final Fantasy VII Remake is happening.

    Yeah it seems even they don't know how many parts, it needs to be two. I just can't see how they would divide up the game post Midgar. I think it looks really great and I'm excited to try it out. Being Square, my expectations are at zero.
  23. YukinoAi

    Final Fantasy VIII Is Getting A Remaster

    Oh oops. Totally misread VIII as VII. x.x Well at least people know there are multiple remakes available now.
  24. Hmm you linked to FF7, when this is talking about FF8. =p
  25. YukinoAi

    Final Fantasy VIII Is Getting A Remaster

    There are a couple fan remakes already. Here is the switch one: https://gbatemp.net/threads/final-fantasy-vii-project-omnislash-switch-version.536606
  26. 7 Parts. Because Final Fantasy 7. Again seriously please don't let this actually be true. Buy it twice? lolno. I'm buying it once. If Part 1 re-releases on the PS5 I'll just accept my PS4 version. Especially since PS5 is going to have backwards compatibility. (at least with PS4 games anyway) So, for me anyway, there's absolutely no reason to buy Part 1 twice. As for it being on PS5... no I'm not surprised honestly. At all. Somewhat expected it. This and half of next year are the last years for PS4 with PS5 confirmed for a late 2020 release. Of course they are going to put it on a next-gen console. It would be stupid not to. They took too long to make Part 1 alone for it to be all on the PS4. At least I know I'll need a PS5 now (I already kind of did but this makes final confirmation) so RIP my bank account. This really changes nothing for me. Looking forward to Part 1 still.
  27. I know it's not on par with XBONE and PS4, but Nintendo has pretty much never been on-par with those two in any generation. So it's not exactly a fair comparison imo. However the Switch in hand-held mode is significantly better that any previous Nintendo home console and what I'd consider on-par with what we could have expected from Nintendo even if they didn't go the route of making it hand-held. Games are higher res than even the Wii U, which was Nintendo's last system before the Switch. So in terms of what we should have expected from a new Nintendo console, the Switch in hand-held mode is at least a step up from their last gen console. But, you're missing the point that I intended to infer with that original comment. In comparison between say Nintendo 3DS to the Gamecube or Wii even, there is a big difference in looks and design. The fact that the Switch is both separately Nintendo's most powerful console and most powerful hand-held to date and maintains the same game library across both with very little graphical differences in most games depending on which mode of play you roll with is a massive step up in the quality of hand-held gaming. To me it was a game changer much more so than either the XBONE or PS4 in such regards. It's simply a big step in the right direction towards increasing portability of gaming. It's true some (or rather most, if not nearly all, 3rd party) games are inferior quality on the Switch, especially the Witcher port which took a huge dump in quality. However some games, such as the FFX remaster, actually had almost no visible drop in quality in comparison to the PS4 version. It was a fairly minimal difference according to this: Of course one could argue that because it was original a PS2 game that has just been remastered that somehow the differences would be less than something developed this generation, I still think it's a feat worth mentioning.
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