If You Want A Successful Relationship, You Have To Put In Effort
Tuesday July 30, 2019
If you want a successful relationship, you’re going to have to put in the effort. You’re going to have to give your person love and attention, even when you’re tired, even when you’re stressed, even when you’re not in the mood to deal with people. You’re going to have to be there for each other, … "If You Want A Successful Relationship, You Have To Put In Effort"
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We’re edging ever-closer to the November release of Pokemon Sword & Shield, the first mainline entries on the Nintendo Switch, but it seems discontent continues to bubble away in the hearts and minds of Pokemon fans everywhere.
The first major “controversy” (if you can call it that) occurred when Game Freak revealed that the new games would not feature every single Pokemon, and will instead only allow you to catch, train, and battle with the new monsters, and a selection of old favourites.
Apple still hasn’t fixed this iOS flaw, but you should still update now
Wednesday July 31, 2019
Two Google security researchers have published proof of concept attacks targeting six “interactionless” security flaws in iOS. Apple released a patch to fix the issues but one flaw remains. Regardless, we recommend you make sure you’ve updated to iOS 12.4. Two members of Google’s Project Zero bug-hunting team published details of five of six iOS security … "Apple still hasn’t fixed this iOS flaw, but you should still update now"
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Equation Divides The Internet As Nobody Can Agree On Answer
Thursday August 01, 2019
pjmdolI/Twitter Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; the founding fathers of one’s maths education. For some, mathematics are simple – all it takes is the application of consistent formulas to solve problems. For others, they’re the devil incarnate – causing anxiety and confusion. A recent tweet is sending the internet spiralling into the latter camp. Twitter … "Equation Divides The Internet As Nobody Can Agree On Answer"
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Game Freak producer Junichi Masuda explained the decision to Famitsu:
The total number of Pokemon has exceeded 1,000, including new Pokemon and the various forms of existing Pokemon. As a result, it has become extremely difficult to make Pokemon with a new personality play an active part and to balance their compatibility.
Masuda also suggested that bringing over 1,000 Pokemon to Switch would simply have been too much work, as Game Freak apparently want to focus on higher quality animations and renders for the monster that do make the cut (at the time of writing, we have no idea which old Pokemon will be added and which won’t make the cut).
While a vocal minority continued to be outraged over the loss of the National Dex, most people saw Masuda’s explanation as entirely reasonable and were happy to let sleeping Growlithe lie. Unfortunately, that lull didn’t last long.
In one of the latest trailers for Pokemon Sword & Shield (above), you can see one of the new Pokemon, Yamper, perform the classic move Tail Whip. It’s about 21 seconds in, if you want to check it out for yourself.
While this Tail Whip might have otherwise flown under the radar, Masuda’s comments about better animation have inevitably opened up Sword & Shield to extra scrutiny from fans, who were quick to point out that Yamper’s animation is actually pretty rubbish, and in fact barely qualifies as animation.
Given “better animation” was one of the reasons cited for no National Dex, fans really weren’t happy with Game Freak, making their feelings known in that special way people on the internet often do. One Reddit user even compared the new Tail Whip animation to the one found in N64 classic Pokemon Stadium, and found the older game to boast (what they reckon to be) superior animation.
In fairness, back in the days of Pokemon Stadium there were only 151 monsters to animate, and even if Game Freak ditch half the current number for the new games, that’s still an awful lot more work. That hasn’t stopped the memes though. Nothing will ever stop the memes.
While I totally understand a lot of the anger some fans are feeling, I’m not particularly fussed myself. There’s no denying Game Freak isn’t helping itself, but Yamper is a little cutie and can wiggle its poorly animated tush at me anytime.
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