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Re: Gaming facts thread. by Noctis(m): 6:25am On Oct 21, 2012
This isn't exactly a gaming fact but...the samurai code, all that honor stuff is actually bullcrap. It didn't exist till the early 1900s and it was made up by the japanese government.That was the best way they could find to inspire their soldiers and that's why world war 2 had kamikaze pilots (samurai code, dying for your cause is the highest honor ever). Real samurai were pretty much mercenaries, fighting for the highest bidder.
Re: Gaming facts thread. by LordReed(m): 6:57am On Oct 21, 2012
Noctis: This isn't exactly a gaming fact but...the samurai code, all that honor stuff is actually bullcrap. It didn't exist till the early 1900s and it was made up by the japanese government.That was the best way they could find to inspire their soldiers and that's why world war 2 had kamikaze pilots (samurai code, dying for your cause is the highest honor ever). Real samurai were pretty much mercenaries, fighting for the highest bidder.

Err not quite. Ever heard of ronins? Samurai's where more like specialised troops who pledged allegiance to a daimyo AKA lord. If the daimyo died the samurai became ronin i.e. without a lord. These practices were done well before the 20th century.

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Re: Gaming facts thread. by Noctis(m): 7:19am On Oct 21, 2012
I didn't say they weren't. Samurai followed a lord, they just did it mostly for the money. They didn't go around slashing their bellies to protect their lord, that was world war II japanese government propaganda. Tom Cruise's last samurai didn't help.
Re: Gaming facts thread. by LordReed(m): 8:10am On Oct 21, 2012
Noctis: I didn't say they weren't. Samurai followed a lord, they just did it mostly for the money. They didn't go around slashing their bellies to protect their lord, that was world war II japanese government propaganda. Tom Cruise's last samurai didn't help.

Sorry not quite again, senppuku or harakiri (ritual suicide) is part of the bushido (code of the samurai) and was practiced centuries before the 2nd World War. A disgraced or leader less samurai was expected to senppuku (which would restore honour) or go ronin (carry on living with shame).

Samurai followed a code of honour and would have been insulted if you called them mere mercenaries as they occupied the middle to upper echelons of society.

Perhaps you confuse samurai with ronin. Ronins were samurai without masters and a number of them became mercenaries, a notable one being Musashi Miyamoto (remember the game Swordmaster
Musashi?).

Granted the Japan government took advantage of the samurai code and produced an unprecedented war machine but this should not lessen the honour of the samurai.

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Re: Gaming facts thread. by Noctis(m): 10:17am On Oct 21, 2012
Understand, nobody wants samurai to be honorable more than me. But the seppuku...how do i explain this? It was more like, prescribed guidelines. Like how the Bible says Christians should never get angry or drink or covet. You think "oh hey, those are good ideals" but nobody ever actually followed them. And again, i'm not confusing samurai with ronin. I've seen tons of samurai anime, played a bunch of samurai(and ninja) games and read a bit about ancient japan. I'm not just talking out of my *ss, at the very least i know enough not to confuse samurai with ronins.
Re: Gaming facts thread. by Nobody: 12:08pm On Oct 21, 2012
Lol...errrr guys..?

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Re: Gaming facts thread. by Noctis(m): 2:02pm On Oct 21, 2012
Sorry, we've gone a little off topic.

Ok, remember gta iv? The statue of liberty was only accessible by swimming or a helicopter. Well this is what it looked like.

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Re: Gaming facts thread. by Nobody: 4:32pm On Oct 21, 2012
^^^ lol. grin
Re: Gaming facts thread. by Noctis(m): 8:18am On Oct 25, 2012
@*kails* Your sig changes everyday.
Re: Gaming facts thread. by Nobody: 9:44pm On Oct 25, 2012
Noctis: @*kails* Your sig changes everyday.



i've only changed it thrice.
Re: Gaming facts thread. by Nobody: 9:57pm On Oct 25, 2012
I know this is about games..however I wanted to add an interesting fact about a series that eventually had it's own Gameboy Gaming franchise: Pokemon.

On December 16, 1997 The classic and once popular cartoon series "Pokemon" featured an episode known as “Electric Soldier Porygon” which contained so much flashing on one scene involving the beloved Pickachu using his thunder bolt attack, that even though it lasted for seconds, it managed to cause many Japanese and American viewers to suffer epileptic like seizures.

Most of those who suffered the seizures had never had any prior to viewing the episode...

I watched it as a child and even watched in not to long ago. Thank God nothing happened to me. undecided

Also interesting is the fact that according to this site/article>>
http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/09/26/the-us-army-made-a-pokemon-inspired-seizure-ray-gun

"The U.S. Army Made a Pokemon-Inspired Seizure Ray Gun: An infamous episode sparked the Pentagon's imagination."

No Comment...-_-
Re: Gaming facts thread. by Noctis(m): 12:03am On Oct 26, 2012
I think i heard about that episode. Also, disregard previous statement. I was drunk when i typed that. Actually i'm drunk now, so maybe disregard this too. I think i have a drinking problem...

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Re: Gaming facts thread. by Nobody: 12:08am On Oct 26, 2012
Noctis: I think i heard about that episode. Also, disregard previous statement. I was drunk when i typed that. Actually i'm drunk now, so maybe disregard this too. I think i have a drinking problem...

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Re: Gaming facts thread. by Noctis(m): 5:19pm On Oct 27, 2012
Keep the thread alive. I'm all out of gaming facts, but i could start a drunk journal or something.
Re: Gaming facts thread. by Nobody: 11:36pm On Oct 27, 2012
Noctis: Keep the thread alive. I'm all out of gaming facts, but i could start a drunk journal or something.

lol. I bet. grin

I will though. smiley
Re: Gaming facts thread. by LordReed(m): 8:58am On Oct 29, 2012
Mega Man is known as Rock Man in Japan. This was changed in America because 'rock' is well-known slang for crack cocaine, and the name stuck.
Re: Gaming facts thread. by Nobody: 1:39pm On Oct 29, 2012
Lord_Reed: Mega Man is known as Rock Man in Japan. This was changed in America because 'rock' is well-known slang for crack cocaine, and the name stuck.

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Re: Gaming facts thread. by Nobody: 1:48pm On Oct 29, 2012
Did you all know that Resident Evil in Japan is called "Biohazard"?

Also initially RE/Biohazard was in full Japanese before the creators decided it was "cheesy" and unrealistic since the characters were supposed to be based in America?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNUYi9KeXw8
Re: Gaming facts thread. by Noctis(m): 4:53pm On Nov 02, 2012
Enugu camp, ftw. Waking up at 4am, marching for hours, eating strange food...starting tuesday i'm going to be living the dream. Also assassin's creed 3 got an 8.5 on IGN. Bit disappointing but still pretty good.
Re: Gaming facts thread. by Nobody: 3:22am On Nov 03, 2012

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Re: Gaming facts thread. by Noctis(m): 6:13pm On Nov 03, 2012
Youth service. I'll be offline 3 - 4 weeks.
Re: Gaming facts thread. by Nobody: 6:13am On Nov 22, 2012
Noctis: Youth service. I'll be offline 3 - 4 weeks.

damn. well take care bro. smiley
hmu when you're back. cheesy
Re: Gaming facts thread. by LordReed(m): 12:32pm On Nov 22, 2012
Devil May Cry was originally intended to be a new chapter in the Resident Evil series.

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Re: Gaming facts thread. by Nobody: 4:23pm On Nov 22, 2012


According to planetxbox360.com...

Xbox Live is the largest social network in the living room with 2.6 million IM, text and voice messages sent over the service every day.

Since Xbox Live launched, 3.1 billion games sessions have been hosted on the service. Also the average Xbox Live Gold subscriber has 23 friends on their Xbox Live friends list.

Get this, more than 1.2 billion cross-game invites have been sent since the launch of Xbox 360.

Whoa. cheesy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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