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I know he's trying to make his employer's DOA product look good, but this has to be one of the most delusional BS statements I've heard from a platform exec since Ken Kutaragi's "Get another job" response to the PS3's price. Yes, I think its even more delusional BS than every stupid thing MS execs had to say about the XB1 announcement and launch; its THAT freaking dumb. How far into the sand has Harrison buried his head? The last few years have been nothing but bad news for US internet users.

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If EA didn't want people to expect the game to have both the traditional story of a Bioware title while also being an amazing action game then maybe, just maybe, they shouldn't have lied about it being exactly that. **** Andrew Wilson for blaming gamers for expecting the game to be what EA and Bioware promised it would be.

And an additional "**** EA" for all their recent comments and defenses of loot boxes.

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@R34Vegeta: I agree that the reason has nothing to do with censorship or anything like that. I understand why the translator went the route they did, I just feel they went a bit too far in the ambiguous direction and it hurts the over-all scene.

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@Xristophoros: Yes, people who watch free LEGAL streams are contributing (as long as they're not blocking ads, at least). People who only watch pirated versions contribute exactly nothing to the industry.

Thankfully, physical copies of anime are getting a lot cheaper these days. Outside of waiting on routine discounts from places like Rightstuf or Funimation, there has a been a big push to get per-set costs down. Now days you can easily get entire seasons on blu-ray for under $30, I remember paying more than that for 3-4 episodes (if you were lucky) on VHS. I remember when anime boxsets were hundreds of dollars, per-season, on DVD. When Viz did the first US Sailor Moon DVD release it was something like $200-$300 for each season. A couple years back I got all nine seasons of DBZ and every movie, up to ResF, on blu-ray for far less than I would have paid for a single season in the VHS days.

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@noajb: Anime is not popular due to piracy. Anime is popular because multiple generations of people have now grown up watching anime. When I was fairly young I was exposed to anime through the original US airing of the DiC Sailor Moon dub, Fox's short-lived (and pretty terribly dubbed) Saturday morning run of Escaflowne, and Sci-Fi's run of Ronin Warriors. Toonami was the gateway for those a few years younger than me, especially Dragon Ball Z. Others were introduced via the 4Kids butchering of series like One Piece, Yu-Gi-Oh, and other anime. Naruto was what caught an even younger generation. Absolutely none of that is due to piracy. Even Naruto's massive fansub fan base wasn't the reason it got licensed, the series was so popular in Japan that it being brought over inevitable.

Yeah, no. That is a gross misunderstanding of the way things work. Crunchyroll and others are incentivized to improve due to their actual customers demanding it. Sites like Crunchyroll can never improve if they don't have the money to do so. The only thing Kissanime does is hurt the industry by driving people away from the companies pouring MILLIONS into the anime industry. Crunchryoll, and others, have a direct hand in the funding and production of various series. Piracy sites give exactly 0 dollars to the industry and they help exactly 0 anime get made.

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@R34Vegeta: The translation is more literal, not more accurate. Those are often two entirely different things. "I love you" is more accurate as the stronger version of "like" used in Japanese language does not exist in English. "Grace" is just a super weird term to use, even if it fits the over-all theme of the show it still robs the moment of some of the impact it had in the original translation. Shinji never having anyone tell him they like him feels kind of pathetic, while him commenting that no one has ever said they loved him before comes off as incredibly sad. The translator said they wanted to go a more ambiguous route (despite it being painfully obvious in both the original and, especially, the movies) and that's fine, but he went so far in that direction that it the moment loses a lot of its strength.

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@Xristophoros: I'm pretty sure giant, usually badly translated, subtitles was not how it was "intended". Also, pirating anime kills the industry. I don't think people like you realize how much damn money Netflix, Crunchyroll, etc pour into the anime industry. Western licenses quite literally pay for anime to get made. You actively harm the industry by stealing content.

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@R4gn4r0k: It might vary per title, but they've said they want to support uncapped frame rates, a bunch of aspect ratios (ultrawide included), and FOV options.

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@kaiserdisco: Probably to keep the price down. You're not going to get a sub-$30 wireless controller that is anything except complete junk.

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@Donut0389: As someone that really isn't a big Venom fan (unless he's bonded with Flash) I wouldn't say Venom is a loser. Not being the strongest does not make someone a "loser". He's the only symbiote that comes even close to being interesting and beyond one-note. The rest of them, quite frankly, suck. Carnage has had a few moments and has a great design but the character is just kind of there and doesn't rank all that high in terms of Spidy's rogues gallery. Anti-Venom is just....Blah.