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That was a long wait for very little Kubo. 4 pages spent recapping the last page of the previous chapter, 1 page serving as just a cover, a few more pages with pointless banter that didn’t mean anything and then some “ok” exposition.
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@takashichea: The Witchers continuinity is a bit odd.

Technicelly The Last Wish is the first in the collection (Collection of short stories that detail Geralts travels as a Witcher while introducting you to characters and concepts for the monsters he hunts), followed by Sword of Destiny.

The Last Wish introduced many of the characters you see later in the other books, and also shows how Geralt fought Adda when she transformed into a Striga (There is a CG version for that fight that was included in the very first witcher game)

And it also shows how he got the nickname the "Butcher of Blaviken" (Slaughterd about 6-8 mercenaries in a town square in a matter of seconds).


That link there shows you the reading order and when you can find the fan translations that have yet to be translated.

There is another book, Season of Storms, takes place before all of that but I think it's somewhat unrelated to "The Witcher" series.

If you want the fan translations that have been taken down I can get you those too. For the most part the fan translations are considered to be superior in quality.

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I used too, but I sold it a while back when they announced the DX11 version on the PC. I am just going to rebuy that version instead since it comes with all the DLC and numerous technical improvements thanks to it being a superior API compared to DX9.

The steam reviews for Dark Souls 2 during the recent holiday sale were hilarious though. It was on sale for something like 75-80% off and they were all saying to avoid it due to the new version that was coming out sometime in the next 3-4 months I think.

The entire front page was just red with negative reviews due to this.


Wait, are you are looking to convert a PS1 save format to a PSV save format for use on the PS3?

That’s going to be quite impossible without some addition hardware as far as I know. A friend of mine has done it but I think he had to use a card reader to get them to work properly I believe.

I generally just use emulators on the PC so the saves a game makes are never this difficult for me to work with.

Best thing I can give you is a save file that starts you with max money, there are none I could find that matched the stats for the one you linked.

if you want that then click here.

You are going to want to scroll down a bit and find the correct save you wish to use, there are 3 for NA and 2 for EU.

The EU ones look like they would be your cup of tea but I have never played the game so I don't know which one you would want.

I will look into it some more for you but I doubt I will find anything simple, it's going to take some PC knowledge on your end to use it if I do manage to find something.

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Oh you are Witcher fan? I know a friend who plays the game.

Big fan of the Witcher series. The books for the series itself are good reads, but a good bit of the lustre they had is lost when it's translated from Polish to English.

I was tempted to learn Polish just to read them since they took forever to get translated into English. Fan translations exist and they are generally considered to be the best overall

Really looking forward to The Wild Hunt though, they delayed it to just before my birthday in may so I can look at that as a birthday present from CDPR.

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@Supreme Marvel said:

I think season 7 is the weakest season of Supernatural.

I can't remember where abouts I stopped at.

It was partway through season 6 or 7 I am guessing.

Odds are I am just going to have to start from the start and then skip ahead until I find something I haven't seen yet.

I liked the Castiel God plot they had going for a while, interesting seeing him go around and start doing some crazy stuff.

But season 8 introduced new concepts, ones I won't mention. But I enjoyed them stories. Linked to the great grandfather I believe.

I will look out for that stuff then. It's on Season 10 right now isn't it?

Or am I just misremembering.

I loved Bad Day at Black Rock (Rabbits Foot). It was my favourite until The French Mistake in season 6. I laughed so hard at Dean and Sam, playing their Jensen and Jared, playing Dean and Sam. Having been doing acting for about 6 years at the time, was good to see.

That's right I remember that episode, that was a funny one.

Especially when Genevieie came back into it, I remember Dean was going crazy at the sight of her.

Misha was funny as hell in that one too.

I was talking to a friend. I think it's time to move on from the angels. I think they're keeping Dean and Sam in a rut.

Not too many places they can go to at this point.

It might be worthwhile for them to go back to the old school hunting every now and again to break things up.

From what I remember about the later season I watched it was getting very story driven, started to miss the interesting hunter side stories.

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@takashichea said:

I seen theories on Chuck being god after Swan Dance episode. He disappeared after he finished season 4 or was it 5, the final battle against Lucifer?

End of Season 5 Was Swan Song I think.

I think most fans are in agreement that he is in fact god. I think there is a video floating around of Chucks actor Rob sort of confirmed it too at some convention when a fan asked him what it was like to play God.

The amulet that was supposed to burn hot in God's presence was shot down by Joshua who said the amulet won't work. The amulet never burned when Dean met Chuck.

I never really expected the amulet to work anyway. Chuck/God clearly didn't want to be found so an amulet made by a lesser being is not exactly going to work in trying to track down the omnipotent creator of all.

I truly thought the series would end at that point.

Yeah, that was what they were building towards after all, the final fight between Lucifer and Michael.

I guess its popularity made them renew it for another run.

I am only around season 6/7 I think, and its on season 10 now?

Can't say if thats a good or a bad thing.

My favourite scene would either be the Rabbits Foot one or when Death was introduced for the first time.

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@Guyver: I have it on PC, haven't put too long into though since spectacle fighters were never my favourite games.

But based on what I saw it's just your average spectacle fighter, with dumbed down game mechanics, and simple level design/story.

You have to be a fan of the series in the first place to actually enjoy it I would say, but it's £15 or your regional equivalent so I can't really complain that much, I already got my money’s worth out of it.

That and the fact it’s clearly not a Triple A game and that it was based on licensed material should tell you that it’s nothing really special. Fun to play for a while if you like Korra, if not then I probably wouldn't recommend it.

Naga sections are annoying as hell though, that much is certain.

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@takashichea: Yeah I just assume the right side is referencing the most popular anime in the western world as opposed to just Shonen.

And the left if what I’m hearing is correct, is likely the contrast to that, using a western animation style from Pixar Studios.

I think the idea that it's a Pixar reference comes from the fact that the guy voicing Homer is John Ratzenberger, who has been in every Pixar movie to date.

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@takashichea: @ElHa: Santas Little Helper should be Haku from Spirited Away like you saw. My search gives me this result too.

I guess it's based on each of them representing a different highly popular anime "series".

Spirited Away is one of the most popular anime movies in the western world if I'm correct so it makes sense.

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@Acura_Max: @ElHa: Lisa is Mikasa Ackerman most definitely, and Marge is apparently Ranigiku Matsumoto based on a quick Google search.


Oh and the left side is likely a reference to Pixar or something, I think they had a different guy voicing homer there who was in a few pixar movies.

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@takashichea: I would almost bet that it's mostly a mental issue which would also mess her up spiritually too, PTSD or something of that nature I would imagine. Toph herself hinted that it could be after she tried to remove the mercury.

I'm sure we will see Eska and Opal together at some point, Bolin serves as the comedy of the group and I can imagine that scene would make for a laugh, I would be amazed if they didn't to be honest.

And Varricks experiments I would guess are related to a new and more powerful energy source to power some of his new weapons, maybe an improved mecha tank or maybe a way to give artificial bending to others.

And no I never heard of it, I will have to check it out later on. But it looks interesting though, very different style from the usual animation. It's good that you can get a complete picture for those two since we already got a glimpse of their past back in Book 3. The Korra game that’s coming out in a few days bridges the gap between Book 2 and 3 I believe, not sure if it's entirely canon but I imagine it is given they have the series writer doing the story for it.

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@takashichea: Only got around to watching the new episode this morning.

These trailers seem to be just first looks of early peeks if anything, I would love it if they really did a proper trailer for the last few episodes at least, I think they did that for the Sozins Comet "Movie" back in book 3 anyway, I remember watching a trailer for it a few minutes before it aired on over here TV years ago.

Another good episode regardless, at least we know what Kuviras ulterior motive was. And Eska did show up too, shame she didn't meet Opal thought, that would have been more interesting.

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@takashichea: Seeing Toph was cool, hopefully they will go more into what was happening with her in the next episode.

I just got the vibe that she might have been controlling the bandits, they are a huge problem for everyone until she rolls into town and then they suddenly disappear and move on to the next area. Couple that with how scared they were when they unknowingly attacked her train and I would say she is involved somehow.

I’m just curious how she got the job in the first place, there were plenty of people more qualified for it and she was, as you said, a relatively minor character in comparison to the people who could have lead the unification.

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@takashichea said:

Sorry for being confusing. I hope you recover Yusuke since you were sick last week.

It's nothing serious, I only gout about 2 hours of sleep last night because of the heat so my head has been sore all day from that.

n the Wikia, they can change the name, so it doesn't reveal the real name.

We can't do that.

That makes more sense, I just went onto one of the episode pages there now to see how different those character sections are and I see what you mean.

Shame you can't use HTML to mask it somewhat or just have the typed alias show up instead.

For the Kaguya part, I definitely agree with you. I have no idea why the user insists on adding them. I might have to ask them to stand down for Naruto wiki editing. He's causing more work for me to fix his mistakes.

Yeah if they don't make a physical appearance in either the flesh or a flashback they don't really need to be there. Having Kaguya there is essentially because of a technicality.

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I am a bit tired and have quite the headache right now so I expect to misunderstand some of this, I will take a better look at it again in the morning so I can make better sense of it. But I will post a quick reply now anyway to clear up some stuff for myself.

· When a character isn't properly introduce but has another alias and you assume that character is the same.

Example: Ten Tails and Kaguya Ohtsutsuki

In the Naruto Shippuden Season and Episode Issues, I encounter seeing Kaguya and many other characters who were added. They only appeared in the manga as of October 8, 2014.

Do you mean people adding both of them into the same episode because Kaguya is a part of the Ten Tails?

Kaguya, while part of the Ten Tails, is completely different as far as personality, appearance and motives go. For this one I would say only add Kaguya if she personally makes an appearance in her physical form and not if the Ten Tails shows up.

They are still fundamentally two entirely different beings as far as personality, and appearance goes, and adding them both on a technicality seems somewhat pointless.

1. In Naruto, Tobi is revealed as Obito. He is the same person. It's okay to add him as Obito. It's just that in our community, we can't change the name to avoid spoilers unlike the Wikia who can change the name but still keep the same link to the page.

Do the episode pages work differently when linking characters? I assumed you could just use the alias for Obito (Tobi) and then link it normally, or are you referring to something else?

But assuming the former, I would say that if you are looking at wikia pages in the first place, spoilers are to be expected.

In Danganronpa: The Animation, Monokuma is a machine operated by Junko. Junko supposedly died in the 2nd episode. It turns she was alive. Does that count as her character appearance? No, it doesn't. Monokuma is treated as a separate character because he expresses qualities such as speech, personality, etc of a typical character.

This one is somewhat ironic, as I have yet to watch Danganronpa...

But whatever, it would have been another few years before I actually sat down to watch it most likely. I'm not too bothered by this.

With that said I can't comment properly as I have no idea what these two are actually like as individuals. I would be inclined to agree with you however based on what I am reading.

This one I have encountered. To be honest, I'm a bit indecisive on this one. I need to check with my fellow mods and wiki editors. I always add in the points of interest section that a character did not make a body appearance, but their voice is heard nice and loud. Some folks add them.

Example: A dead character's voice is heard. You can technically add the person because their VA (Voice Actor/Actress) spoke a line. They may be listed in the credits.

I would just do what you are already doing now.

Add them in and make a note that the role was a "voice only" role, and not a physical appearance.

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Sorry for the late reply, I was feeling sick myself most of yesterday.

Yeah Nick pulled Korra from the TV after they reportedly got low ratings. Not surprising when they put it in a horrible timeslot like they did. I think they went back to broadcasting reruns of spongebob or something of that nature instead, since they don't seem to care that much for a new IPs. The rest of Book 4 is going to be online through their American site. I'm more surprised by the fact that it was only a single episode and not a double, first time they have done that in 4 Books.

Bolin and Opal will likely be fine by the end, I can't see the creators breaking down another relationship especially considering this is the end of the series too. But it would depend of the type of ending they are going for, and given they haven’t shied away from suicide and murder it wouldn't surprise me. It might be interesting to see Eskas reaction to them if she shows up as some point mind you.

I would say Kuvira is playing the leader to garner more support in the public eye, but I would call it now and say I wouldn't be surprised if the bandits are working for her too, going around and destabilizing regions so she can swoop in and take control. I just want to know how she got the job in the first place, seems like quite a promotion in all honesty.

Underground street brawler Korra was kinda awesome too see, if somewhat saddening given how broken she was at the end of Book 3 only to fall even further down at the start of Book 4. I hope they give her some more screen time next episode.

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In my eyes piracy is born out of neglect. The less you care about the people, the more piracy you have.

What I mean by that is if you make something easily accessible to all for reasonable prices and high of a high enough quality that the people see you put good honest hard work into it with no favouritism you will notice that less people will go and pirate something.

The only notable companies that share this view with me are game development/distribution companies like CDProjektRED, the development company that makes The Witcher games and also has a site where they sell games without any DRM for reasonable prices, and Steam, notorious for its sales every few months which drop games down to virtually nothing.

CDProjektRED even did a survey on piracy of The Witcher 2 with and without DRM, and they noticed a very large decrease in piracy when they released it again without DRM, the same will go for The Witcher 3 which launches with no piracy and CDProjektRED even has it on sale right now on their site, you get a bigger discount if you already own 1 and 2 which is great.

They drove the price of games up over here from the normal £40 (which was already criminal given the quality of some of these supposed "AAA" games) to around £55/60. Not exactly accessible when the minimum wage is much lower than it should be, and the overall quality of these games does not warrant such a price tag. That and then you get places like Australia which have the living hell censored out of their games to the point where they are just shells of what they were originally.

Look at Destiny for a Triple-A game that was disappointing as hell considering the money that went into its creation and the hype it was generating. $500 MILLION, and yet it’s story was borderline criminal and they admitted about a week ago that most of the end game content (Where they say the game actually begins ironically enough) is either “Doesn’t work as intended” or “is actually broken”.

To me piracy is less of a crime and more of an eye opener for both companies and people, and should be seen as a place to improve. If people are pirating it means it's either costing them too much to buy, impossible to get a hold of, or simply too low quality to even warrant spending your hard earned money on. But it's mostly just old men in the boardrooms these days so out of touch with the modern world that they only see it as a loss in income and that anyone who is withholding money from them should be sent straight to jail. That’s why places like Netflix are doing so well, it's a tiny payment of a few pounds every month and you get unlimited access to as much TV and Movie stuff as you want, great value for money and it's accessible for literally everything these days so that's another point in its court. The only thing holding it back over here in all honesty is the fact that it's library is woefully under stocked compared to the American one, if they sort that out them I might re-subscribe, I enjoyed binge watching some stuff on Netflix while doing work. For anyone who does pirate, it’s a chance to see if this product is actually worth spending money on.

Radical view in the eyes of most people I’m sure but I stick by it.

Football and Soaps are huge over here, we have one that has been broadcasting a couple of times weekly since the 60s, and it's got more than 8450 episodes currently. If you don't like one or the other you are considered somewhat strange in most people’s eyes because you are either really into it them or not at all. I don't like football at all, never been my sport so I don't mix well with the football fanatics. I think people over here still see anime as a "children’s show" given that to most it would look similar to the likes of a children’s cartoon, but most wouldn't even sit down and watch it to see if it's anything more than that. That's what annoys me more than anything, people who judge something without giving it a chance. I would never bring up Anime in public around where I live unless someone else brought it up first, or I was with friends, just not worth any hassle you might get for it.

For Korra, I think it's because each arc, unlike The Last Airbender, stands alone for the most part with only the bare minimum of connections to the last arc to still warrant calling it “The Legend of Korra”. Aangs story felt more "complete" not to mention it was actually longer anyway. My worry is that with only 13 episodes to finish this I hope they give it something great and not something that make people think that they should of had more time to flesh it out. That’s the problem with shows when they only have 10 or so episodes to work something out, you have to cut little details that enrich the story, or entire scenes because it's running too long. Game of Thrones is a good example of this as it cuts out parts that would really enhance the story simply because they either don't have the time or don't see the need for them in the first place.

I just hope they give it a satisfying end and leave it open for maybe another venture into the Avatar world at a later date, I have been hearing rumours lately that they might actually close the ending for any possible sequel story, which is saddening considering the possibility of the universe they have created.

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They might have been at a convention I went too about 2-3 years ago as the logo looks familiar, but I can't say for sure. They could do with making it easier to watch Anime or just worldwide TV in general over here, best we get as far as legal anime goes is I think Crunchyroll, but I’m not sure how many shows are on that currently, when I was last on it had the big stuff like Naruto and Bleach and a few other shows that escape my memory, but that was about it. Our Netflix was even worse if memory serves, it had exactly 7 anime related media, and I think 4 of them were movies so yeah.

I remember about 8 to 9 years ago there were about 2 channels out of 999 that would broadcast anime at about 9 PM to around 6 AM, but they got shutdown after a year or so because of low interest.

It's big to the people who enjoy it over here but to the vast majority it's still seen as odd I guess you could say. Essentially it’s not something you would talk about outside of close friends and in a private or semi-private setting, at least around where I live. Buying it's somewhat easier now but a lot of the good stuff still needs to be imported because it's either far too slow to release or it just doesn't get licensed for release at all, which means you end up paying a lot more that you really should.

As for Korra, it should be a good watch, just going to be a shame to see it end so soon.

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Yeah we don't get Hulu either unfortunately, I think we get Crunchyroll but it's nothing special. I think I told you before that Toriko never even came out on our version of it. Toonami I think is on our Digital TV channels over here but I don't pay for the service so I wouldn't know, we get a very good Freeview service over here for the most part so there is no need to pay extra.

It's the same thing with our Netflix, we essentially get a very watered down version of the American Netflix with something like a third of the shows and movies.

It's funny because the American Netflix has up to date BBC shows that even our Netflix is not allowed to stream, very odd laws indeed.

You can get past that with little addons for Mozilla that trick Netflix into thinking you are from the US and it allows you access to the full library, but you still have to have a paying account in Netflix’s case. I used it for a while until I cancelled my membership about a year or so back since I wasn't watching it as much as I used too (Binged Breaking Bad over the course of something like a week and then I lost interest haha).

As for the Korra info, I think it was just breaking apart the trailer and then taking information from that. I checked the avatar wikia and it has little trivia notes at the bottom of the Book 4: Balance that state a few of those things too. It also has a direct link to what I assume is the trailer that has the information in it so you could use that link to maybe see what’s up. I will link the page below and you can give it a read over.


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Yeah IGN do reviews for TV, like Korra, and Technology, like the iPhone now too, they branched out about a year or so back from just games. When they announced the clip I just assumed it was a sort of "update" and that I could find it on YouTube but it was a legitimate exclusive for them.

Kotaku should report on Korra too if memory serves, but I can't say for sure since I don't go on it often. I think it's because Korra is getting a game in the next few months developed by Platinum Games, who are best known for Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising. So there is a lot of hype behind that right now for it to be a good game.

It's coming out on October 21st oddly enough, and on PC thankfully so I can pick it up at some point and give it a go. I could maybe do a blog post about it and let you know what it's like.

But that stuff about Kuvira is just speculation right now as I can't find the original statement about her involvement in Book 4 as it's on the nick.com site and it's completely region locked, and Korra doesn't even get promoted over here on the site or on TV (We just got book two about a month ago, and since they don't post shows on the site over here we are likely never going to see Book 4) I have to settle with what news I can find elsewhere. But I do know that she plays a "big" role in Book 4 and that Zuko's daughter also appears at some point.

Should be interesting to see, as I imagine they will do a double feature tomorrow for the premier as they always do. But we will know a lot more tomorrow about whats going on. Just thankful Jinora no longer looks like Aang 2.0, got kinda creepy when I saw that for the first time.

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Sorry for the late reply, I missed the PM for some reason.

Yeah sucks the series is ending just when it started to get some good traction. I think the three year time skip would have something I do with them taking down the Red Lotus agents around the globe (Kind of similar to The Winter Soldier/Avengers Age of Ultron and HYDRA). But that's the only thing I could think of that would warrant such a long skip anyway.

And yeah the villain, based on what we saw in the trailer anyway, is Kuvira who is the city guard’s captain in Zaofu, and we see her in season 3 around episode 8 or so. I think they mentioned somewhere that’s this book is mostly about her rise to power in the earth kingdom, but I don't know if the source for that is legitimate or not.

There was also an exclusive 2 minute clip released on the IGN site (Thought it would be on YouTube too but I couldn't find it), of the opening scenes of episode one. I will link it below if you want to check that out, no spoilers or nothing.


I'm unsure if the "uk." prefix will affect the link for anyone not in the UK, but unfortunately it will automatically link me to that regardless of if I remove it or not. But if not, you can always use Google to find the correct page on IGN if it does.

Just Google "Legend of Korra exclusive clip IGN" or something of that nature and you should find it.

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Book 4 trailer for Korras final season was released a few hours ago if anyone hasn't seen it yet..

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