HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS?!
Why do I learn more about math from Tumblr than my 12+ years of formal education????????
No math teacher ever taught me this trick. Got damn.
This is great and all if you know how to subtract things from 100
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Important Game Center CX news!
So Arino and the Game Center CX staff held a 10th anniversary press conference, which you can see translated above. They announced a number of items, including a GCCX feature film, a soundtrack release for July, and an upcoming visit to Paris’s Japan Expo next month (which will be used for another overseas episode!).
I wouldn’t be surprised if this video is taken down soon, so I’ll go over the two big items from the video here.
New details about GCCX/Retro Game Challenge 3DS:
- Bandai Namco aims to publish it this winter in Japan, though there’s no guarantee it will release this year.
- It’s developed by G.Rev — yes, that G.Rev (Senke no Ronde) — not by IndiesZero, which made the last two GCCX games.
- This won’t be a strict shoot’em up! The concept should stay the same, “featuring the kind of Famicom-style games” past GCCX releases have offered.
- GCCX for 3DS will include shoot’em ups, though, of course, since that’s what G.Rev is known for.
The Game Center CX movie:
- This will debut in Japan in early spring 2014.
- There are few details about the plot, though Arino is expected to take on the role of the Kacho, taking on game-related challenges as he does on the show, along with other elements mixed in.
- “We really want to make a movie for the fans of our show, the people in their 30s-40s who love the Famicom.”
- “If I had to make a catch phrase for the movie, now, it would be ‘We want to make a movie like Always - Sunset on Third Street’ for Famicom fans.”
Amazing things are happening in the world right now.
If you haven’t read it yet, we highly recommend that you check out Patton Oswalt’s awesome essay about plagiarism in comedy, heckling, rape jokes, and the limitations of individual perception. It is brave and honest and oh-so-very-very-smart. Here’s a sampling from the section in which he grapples with the latest Internet controversy over a comedian’s rape joke:
In this past week of re-reading the blogs, going through the comment threads, and re-scrolling the Twitter arguments, I haven’t once found a single statement, feminist or otherwise, saying that rape shouldn’t be joked under any circumstance, regardless of context. Not one example of this.
In fact, every viewpoint I’ve read on this, especially from feminists, is simply asking to kick upward, to think twice about who is the target of the punchline, and make sure it isn’t the victim.
And now you can go listen to an interview with Oswalt here.
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