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  1. Truthfully only Realization kept me hooked, but even that died off because the story was just so incredibly dull (like every other Sword Art Online game in my opinion). Accel was my least favorite, way too much fan service for my liking. Kirito is just a not a fun main character in my opinion. I like the game world a lot, but Kirito and his harem, in my opinion, need to go away and leave room for new heroes/heroines. They were doing this decently in Fatal Bullet, but eventually I was forced to play Kirito AGAIN, and got bored/quit.
  2. game What are you doing right now?

    Taking a survey with and watching Robocop 2 while playing Fate/Grand Order.
  3. Yeah kimochii is a feeling of physical pleasure, like it "feels good". Soaking in a hot tub after a hard day's work, getting a foot massage, scratching a bad itch etc. I've heard any gender say a lot though. The opposite of kimochii would be "itai" meaning, OUCH, pain!, it hurts!, etc. Tanoshii is like you have having fun and excited, an enjoyable experience.
  4. TANOSHII When a person is having fun or is about to have fun or enjoying themselves, I often hear them exclaiming "TANOSHII!". It's important to sound out both of those I's! So now you know how to understand the meaning of HAVING FUN / ENJOYMENT in Japanese! Tanoshii~ Tanoshii~ (Of course there is various ways to say it in speech, but this is just a basic discussion. Feel free to get more detailed!)
  5. Yeah, and a lot of people are calling double standards too, since games like Witcher 3 and GTA 5 are seeming immune to all this. I don't see a reason for Valve to suddenly be coming down on these games. They've been out for years and have developed fan bases. Seems very indecisive on their part. What's worse, is that these small devs are gonna get hit even harder by piracy for the "full" versions. People that would have paid in the first place won't settle of a censored version. I'm pretty sure that most fans don't want to hurt the independent devs, but if Valve leaves them no real alternative, then... Maybe some angry parents got together when they saw "omg attractive cartoons!" on they teen's monitor and came after Valve? I don't know any details. I've heard that Discord is cracking down more and more lately as well.
  6. I knew it would happen eventually, Steam has gone full auto on all those anime visual novels we keep seeing pop up lately. https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/evkxdk/steam-banning-adult-anime-visual-novel-huniepop http://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/valve-sexual-content-1202815629/
  7. This theme is so simple but SO CATCHY! I don't even know why it's catchy, it just is. Tanoshiina~ Tanoshiina~ GE GE GE no GEEEEE!
  8. This is my favorite site to test my kana knowledge : http://www.csus.edu/indiv/s/sheaa/projects/genki/hiragana-timer.html I mainly used the Drag N Drop ones for hiragana (haven't touched much katakana YET). It doesn't have han/dakuten, but it's a great start if you learn quickly by drag and drop. I memorize things very fast this way. I made my own game similar to this because it inspired me so much. Sample pic of what I'm talking about: There's also other useful learning material on this site like flash cards and stroke order help if you are looking to write (but seriously, who even writes that much anymore?).
  9. Why do you want to learn Japanese?

    Every little bit counts! Who knows maybe in the future we can just wear glasses to (ACCURATELY) auto translate a language of our choice, haha! Probably not too far off, hopefully in my lifetime! I still want to learn though, I like to keep my mind active and challenged so I don't get lazy.
  10. Mirai probably has one of the most absolutely cutest and memorable melodic recitation of the hiragana table that I've seen in the 100s of hiragana vids that I've watched. When she sways side to side while reciting, it's so hypnotic! I learned pronunciation very good from this video.
  11. Why do you want to learn Japanese?

    Everyone always tried to press me to learn Spanish, but I have zero interest in Spanish. If I'm gonna learn something, I want it to help me live a more fulfilling life somehow. The first game that made me want to learn Japanese was Fire Emblem 5 on an emulator. I tried so hard to learn everything like hacking the game files. I was so overwhelmed by Japanese AND trying to rom hack, that I had given up for a while. I'd say every year I try again to pick up where I left off. Since I keep a lot of notes, I can easily do so. Some kind of catastrophic event in my life seems to occur that puts me off track though. Still, I'm not giving up! Last year I had the most progress in my life, since I actually manged to learn the Hiragana table (didn't try to write though, no point). I know people can do that in 2 hours or so, for me though, it was a grand achievement since I managed to retain it. I really should jump onto katakana. Finding a new job seems to have killed my learning interests for now though. Either way, I know I can learn and have a path ready to go, I just need to get back on it to play those Japanese games! Anime is translated almost instantly, and manga isn't really enjoyable for me since it's monochrome, so it's all about the games! I do want to be a fan translator at least as a helper, I don't think I'd ever have the time or patience to go it full time though. Another dream of mine is to make Japanese learning games, to help people learn it faster. Trouble is getting enough people to actually let me know their learning styles, create something, and then have them tell me if it helped them learn quickly. Most people seem to focus on criticism that doesn't improve something's core purpose, and simply give negative feedback. I tried with a couple people before, and I got feedback like "the music is too loud, make a volume slider" and avoided answering when I ask, well, did you learn anything? I made the volume slider, got back to them to ask if they learned anything again, but zero response. So yea, I guess that's a another dream on hiatus. Nice to see a new topic! The more people post, the more I'll put time into growing the club because I can get an idea of what people like.
  12. brandvegn

    Nice to see a new name, welcome to NGR! XBOX is the only system that I never tried to emulate. Probably because I'm such a JRPG nut..I never saw a reason to, haha!
  13. What are you currently watching ?

    Been watching Gegege no Kitarou 2018 still, and I'm amazed how much it can change its emotional tone from tragic, horrifying, cute, funny, mysterious, etc. every episode! Last ep was so dark and creepy, focusing on karma and "getting what's coming to you". Loved it! I wonder if @RyouBakurachecked it out yet?
  14. What are you currently watching ?

    NGNL is life, because Jibril. I really didn't like the movie though, it was very slow and I didn't like the end either. I ignored the ecchi part. What really glued me to the anime was the game duels. It was exciting for me. Was much more exciting for me than say, Yu Gi Oh was. The harem did get kinda big later though, and after the movie, it seems heavily implied that I don't know the facts though, I never read any material and only watched the anime.
  15. Those are some nice sources @Okonomiyaki-Chan. I've been trying out this app lately - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yomiwa-japanese-dictionary/id670931120?mt=8 Yeah it's good to dream! I always dreamt of being of Japanese game translator, but I know it's tough because the critics can get very tough on translators if they make a mistake or attempt to have it make more sense for American culture. So, I just want to be a fan translator to avoid all that.