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  1. So has anybody watched anything interesting lately? Anything you're looking forward too?


    It dawned on me recently that Jojo part 4 starts next week and I haven't watched Stardust Crusaders S2 yet so I've gotta finish that. I've also heard good things about My Hero Academia so maybe that'll be worth checking out. Before now though I was watching Samurai Champloo, I only made it 6 episodes in though :/ Definitely like what I've watched though, I'd really like to finish it but there's just too much anime and not enough time


    ERASED (Boku dake ga Inai Machi) just finished airing, and it's one of the best shows to come out in a while. I didn't expect to like it nearly as much as I did. 

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  2. I don't know if any more responses are needed here, but I guess I'll chime in. 


    First, the reason I'm not around much anymore: things have changed a lot for me. I joined these forums almost 8 years ago, so I guess it's pretty obvious that would happen. I was only 12 years old when I first came here. My interests have changed a lot since then, to the point that I barely even play video games anymore. I think part of the reason I'm still here is because it played such a major role in growing up. I didn't have a ton of friends in school, so this is really where I went to talk to people. I made some good friends over the years, and being here slowly shaped me into who I am today, at least online. In a way, this place still feels kind of like home. It's been sad to see so many people leave, and I'm not too familiar with most of the active members these days, but even so, coming back here from time to time feels like visiting that uncle you don't see very often.


    The other major reason I'm still here is because of how I joined so shortly after the forums were created. After being here from the start, leaving entirely feels more unnatural than staying, even if I rarely post. Leaving now would feel like abandoning something I helped start, however small a role I played. I know I'll have to leave at some point, whether it's because the forums are shut down, or because I get a job I'm devoted to, or some unpredictable reason, I'm bound to stop visiting here entirely at some point. But for now, I still kind of enjoy being here. 


    As for why not many people post lately, as some people have said up above, part of it is that this place naturally goes through periods of inactivity. The Behemoth is a very small company that only releases full games every five years or so, and I think it's been a few since Battleblock Theater came out. Things should spike back up when Pit People is released. 


    That's not the only reason, though. I think another big part as to why activity has been dwindling is because of the size of these forums. Years ago, they received a major update that added several new sections. This felt pretty natural at the time, since the forums were growing and a few subforums were no longer adequate for the amount and variety of discussions taking place. However, this resulted in a split in the community of sorts. If I remember correctly, the update came shortly before the release of Battleblock Theater. Not many of the active members at the time were interested in Castle Crashers anymore, so they moved to the more general subforums like this one and Other Games for discussion. When BbT released, a lot of new members came but only really posted in the BbT sections. I don't know if it was out intimidation or simply lack of interest in the general discussion boards, but the vast majority of these new members didn't post in them. That puts us where we're at now, where not many people are discussing BbT anymore, and we still haven't received the new influx of users Pit People will bring.


    The members still active here seem to like this place a lot, so I believe if the effort is put in when Pit People comes out, we can get a lot more activity here. Joining a new forum can be intimidating or even scary. You're entering a new place filled with people you've never met, brought together by some loose common interest that can only provide a limited amount of discussion. A lot of older members, myself included, have had the tendency to be somewhat hostile towards new members that aren't familiar with the rules, which may have unfortunately scared some people off. If everyone is welcoming in the future, we could see some more activity here.


    Anyway, that's my rant. Now that I've checked in, I'll probably be gone for a few weeks. 

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  3. The whole starting list is incredibly underwhelming, hope to see an increase of more AAA titles.

    Yeah I definitely agree to that!


    I was test playing a game earlier (gow3) and it seems that you have to download an 8gb update to play the game, so if the standard is 8gb then that's going to be a whole lot of memory used up.


    I'd imagine the 8 GB is just a one time thing where all of the necessary emulators and such are installed, but that could also be wishful thinking.

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  4. I either never started or stopped watching most of what I was planning on keeping up with this season, so now I'm just watching Owarimonogatari and Yuru Yuri S3.


    I've also been watching Detective Conan on and off for the past couple of years and finally finished episode 100. I really hope Aoyama ends it soon. It's surprisingly good for the format it uses, but you can only go so long without progressing the plot at all. 

  5. Rebuild 3.0 is a major departure from the original plot. It's pretty interesting but the way it's set up caused some complaints, with a lot of people calling it a "cop out." Personally, I think it's the best of the Rebuild movies so far, and the animation was beautiful. 

  6. So... I just watched all of Neon Genesis Evangelion, including the End of Evangelion...










    End of Evangelion is a wild ride. I watched the Rebuild of Evangelion movies recently, and while I like some of the changes they've made, I can't help but feel like I'm watching an especially well-made fanfic, especially 3.0. 

  7. I've been curious about getting one of the controllers as well. I don't have a controller to use with Steam games these days, but the controllers $50 at Gamestop, so I wanna hear what people think about 'em before making a purchase.


    I haven't used one, but unless you're planning on playing a lot of FPS games with it, you might as well just buy a Dualshock 4 or Xbox One controller and use that.