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Wait, is Nintendo implying that Krystal and Fox got it on telepathically?
…what exactly is the rating of this game again?

Wait, is Nintendo implying that Krystal and Fox got it on telepathically?

…what exactly is the rating of this game again?

*6

derfurshur:

Well you can rejoice Donny, G.M. Berrow’s season 5 episode will be a Pinkie episode.

Hmm, G.M. Berrow’s episode is a Pinkie Pie episode.

We’re supposed to have an episode about Pinkie’s family in Season Five.

G.M. Berrow’s Pinkie story involved her family quite heavily.

Yeah, I think I might see where this is going…

*4

Friday was for Hall 9, where it was finally time to Smash! Yes, my first stop was Nintendo’s booth, where I immediately got into the line for Smash.

I was initially disappointed; the same line fed both 3DS and Wii U demo stations for Smash, and you had to go to whatever was open when you got to the front of the line. And what was open for me was the 3DS version, which (a) is out sooner and therefore isn’t as novel to play, and (b) lacked Rosalina in this demo build.

However, my disappointment turned to elation when I somehow pulled off a victory with the SUPER FIGHTING ROBOT, Mega Man, and I learned that winners at the demo stations got to head up to the stage to compete on the Wii U version. There, I chose Rosalina, which was a mistake as she is complex and the winner got a cool Smash medal, but it was a lot of fun anyway.

I also tried out Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker at the Nintendo booth, saw a gameplay demo of Arkham Knight at WB’s booth, played an utterly terrifying demo of Alien: Isolation, and checked out Kingdom Hearts II.5 Remix and Theatrhythm Curtain Call at Square Enix’s booth. All in all, probably my favourite hall at Gamescom.

*4

Gamescom this year had four public exhibit halls, Hall 6 through Hall 9, and with four days to spend there, a hall per day seemed like a reasonable plan. And with Blizzard doing their big cinematic reveal for Warlords of Draenor, their booth in Hall 7 was the obvious choice for Thursday.

They only gave ten minutes for the demo for Warlords, which was disappointing; I barely had time to get past character creation before I had to stop. Heroes of the Storm had a much more satisfying demo: a full-length match, in which my healing skills with Li Li were not sufficient enough to prevent us from losing.

After demoing the two games, I managed to work my way right to the front of the stage, just in time for the Warlords cinematic reveal. It was pretty awesome. (I also got my tweet on their social media feed, as shown in the last picture.)

*4
Never mind the fact that that I’ve been back in Canada for two days now, it’s time to get back to blogging my vacation!
So, Gamescom. This is the main hallway between the public exhibition halls during a relatively uncrowded time. I’ve said before that I wouldn’t be interested in San Diego Comic-Con because it would be too crowded, what with its 130,000 attendees. I then go to Gamescom, which had around 340,000 attendees.
What I’m saying is that I’m not very smart.

Never mind the fact that that I’ve been back in Canada for two days now, it’s time to get back to blogging my vacation!

So, Gamescom. This is the main hallway between the public exhibition halls during a relatively uncrowded time. I’ve said before that I wouldn’t be interested in San Diego Comic-Con because it would be too crowded, what with its 130,000 attendees. I then go to Gamescom, which had around 340,000 attendees.

What I’m saying is that I’m not very smart.

*3

donnys-boy replied to your post: “ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!? Yeah, that line probably wasn’t…”:

I think it is actually against U.S. law to use that line to refer to soccer.

GOOD THING I’M CANADIAN THEN, EH?

*6

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!?

Yeah, that line probably wasn’t meant for this kind of football. Don’t care, using it anyway.

At some point, I realized that I should see a football match while I’m over here. Munich has one of the best football teams in the world in FC Bayern Munich, but I discovered that they weren’t playing any home games until after I left. However, they were playing against Borussia Dortmund in Dortmund on August 13th, the day I was set to travel from Munich to Cologne, and Dortmund is quite close to Cologne. So my plan was set: take a train to Dortmund, see the DFL-Supercup, and then take a train to Cologne.

I’m a fan of FC Bayern Munich mostly by association – my boss at work is a big fan of theirs – but I didn’t realize fans of the away team generally sat in one section. So I was a lone spot of red in a sea of yellow, making me a bit worried were Munich to win. That didn’t come to pass, though; Munich lost to Dortmund two-nil, and so the Dortmunders were pleased. I still had a lot of fun.

*4

I was originally going to go to the Pinakothek museums – a trio of art galleries situated near each other – but something inside of me rejected that plan. Maybe I’d seen enough art for one trip?

So instead, I headed up to BMW Welt. I had hoped to take the plant tour, but alas, the plant was shut down with everyone on vacation. I still had a lot of fun, though, going through the museum and laughing inside at the thought of all this advertising being wasted on me, someone who cannot drive.

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I may have inadvertently found the worldwide headquarters of Men’s Rights Activists while I was heading out to dinner.

I may have inadvertently found the worldwide headquarters of Men’s Rights Activists while I was heading out to dinner.

la-la-laika:

If you ever feel embarrassed or ashamed by something just know that the first version of FF14 is considered so bad that Square Enix canonically summoned Bahamut to blow up the old game so it literally doesn’t exist.

I personally love how nobody can actually remember what happened in the game. Square Enix probably wishes the same were true in real life.

(Source: uncle-dante, via friendlyuncle)