Sunday, January 25, 2015

The best ragequit in history

Seriously, who would've continued on after this happened?

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A message to all FPS fans

I don't want to hear you complain about bad spawns ever again.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

France vs. Fox News, round 2

Guess who wins?

The shortest notice for an event ever

As in, NONE. Out of the blue Europe gets a Contrary Serperior. Too bad we were all working off the assumption that it was going to stay Japan-only, and everyone interested already got one off the GTS or from a friend mass-breeding them. Oh well, if you have the European version of ORAS you can get yours now. Password is still POKEMON497.

Edit: It's now available in North America as well.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Fox News: an endless source of comedy (Updated Jan. 20)

Especially when they get bitch-slapped by the French. How would you like it if European news channels called Times Square a shantytown, or said Los Angeles has sharia law ? Of course it's easy to slander faraway places like that when your target audience has never gotten out of their country in their lives and has less culture than a pot of yogurt...

UPDATE: Paris' authorities caught wind of that blatant display of misinformation, and they weren't exactly pleased - to such an extent they now consider suing Fox News over it. Said network has already apologized for the lies spewed by its "experts", but considering Fox News' lengthy history of awful journalism it's unlikely anyone will put much stock in these apologies. I'm using the term "experts" really loosely here - this is the same network that had Jack Thompson (remember him?) as a video game expert in the mid-to-late 2000s. Either way, the damage is done, and now those uneducated idiots who take everything they say at face value will take the belief a large chunk of Paris is forbidden to non-Muslims and has sharia law to their graves. How else do you explain people swallowing the absurdity of vaccines causing autism in spite of countless studies disproving it, and other such nonsensical craziness?

Saturday, January 17, 2015

This just in: Americans don't know what food is.

80% are in favor of mandatory labels on food containing DNA. Are you fucking kidding me right now? Almost all food contains DNA, whether it's fruits, vegetables, meat, bread, etc. It's especially embarrassing when you consider there's a distinct question on GMOs, and nobody made the connection. By the way, it's just lovely how many people want GMOs to be labeled, despite them probably eating a ton without realizing it, and GMOs themselves presenting benefits over organic food for the most part. Look at the graph! People are more concerned with GMOs than they are with trans fats and calories in restaurant/school menus! Don't get me wrong, it's nice that people want to know what they put in their mouths, but you just know most of these people would systematically avoid GMOs if given the chance. But hey, we live in a world where people are unreasonably afraid of anything that's more than six letters long, so why am I even surprised at this point?

Friday, January 16, 2015

Details on Hyrule Warriors' MM DLC

As with previous DLCs, there's going to be an update to go along with it, and many features will be added. The level cap will be raised again (presumably to 200), meaning the new Adventure map is likely to be excruciatingly difficult. New mixtures will be added, though there are no details at this point. There'll be more medals too, presumably the same as with the other adventure maps. The smithy is going to get many extra features, including the ability to delete skills (making building great weapons much easier) and selling weapons without a full inventory. Now why these weren't in the game at launch, I'll never know. Never heard of a game that only allowed you to sell stuff when your inventory was full. Speaking of obvious stuff not being there at launch, how about the option to restart a mission without going back to the Adventure map? Better late than never, of course, but still. Total damage inflicted will also be visible during missions, so no more guesswork as to whether you got that A-rank or not before the mission's actually over. Finally, it's not 100% confirmed, but new weapon skills may be added as well.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

So that's why NU didn't quickban Serperior.

They just figured RU would do it for them, so taking care of it themselves would've been a waste of effort. Well it's not banned from RU yet, but it's being tested alongside Mega Pidgeot (self-explanatory) and Dragalge, which ORAS greatly improved thanks to Adaptability.

As a side note, between that, Rock Head Tyrantrum and the gen 5 starters, this means that the only Pokémon left that still don't have their hidden abilities are the gen 2 starters, the gen 1, 2 and 3 legendary trios, Heatran, Aurorus, Gourgeist-S and Gourgeist-L. FERALIGATR FAN RAGING INTENSIFIES.