Lewd News - No. #21

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Here is the 21st issue of the Lewd News (extended edition), written by the Writers group.

wew lad, this was late.

by @suicid3Panda

Hey, Lewders! You may have heard this one, but this past week a man sued Bethesda over Fallout 4. This certainly isn't the first time a gamer has sued a game company. *cough* Mass Effect *cough* *cough Aliens: Randy Pitchford's Marines *cough* So what was this dude's gripe?  Did he feel Bethesda's marketing was a Pitchford err... I mean lie? Did the game release missing promised features? Nope. He's suing them because it was too good. This proves once and for all that Fallout 4 is the greatest game of all time. Bethesda, take a bow! Also, how dare you?! What were you thinking by packing in countless hours of sweet, sweet gameplay into a single game? Have EA and Warner Bros. taught you nothing!?  

So the man claims that because of his Fallout addiction, he neglected his family, friends, job and health. His wife left him, he lost his job due to taking days off, and his health suffered from not eating or sleeping.  And after all he has suffered, what amount of money would make it up to this guy? About $7,000 USD. Wow. His life wasn't really worth all that much, was it? A decent hitman cost $10,000 USD on the Deep Web. All it takes to get rid of this guy is a $60 game and a 12 pack of Mountan Dew! Let's just hope that all those Diablo 2 players from back in the day don't jump on the bandwagon.
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So Valvescrewed the pooch again!  Over Christmas, Valve released a patch which had some "minor caching issues." If you haven't heard by now, anyone who logged in to Steam during a certain periond of time on December 25th, was greeted to a page full of someone else's personal data. After seeing someone else's data, the viewer's data was then displayed to another anonymous stranger. Way to keep it fair Valve! Fortunately, there was little to no billing info displayed, but anyone who's anyone knows that it only takes a few well placed phone calls with a tiny bit of account information, before you're granted full access to another's account. Now, more unfortunately, the full names and addresses, including email addresses, were shown to people. This may not seem like the worst thing necessarily, but In the age of doxing, SWATing, and identity theft, your personal details a far more precious than you may realize. 
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Valve posted an official apology letter on Steam, a full FIVE DAYS AFTER THE FACT. The explain how they will contact all individuals who were affected by this bug, and offered some apologies all around. This is unacceptable. Was it a mistake? Sure! We all make mistakes; however, when a billion dollar company makes a mistake with its customer information, the law usually steps in. "We're sorry" doesn't work as defense in a court case against negligence. I don't know if this will happen, as someone would probably have to get off their ass and actually file a lawsuit, but they would definitley be in their right to.  But if you look at the fact that it's a time honored tradition for Steam to have a complete lack of quality control for what goes on their store front and abysmal customer service overall, and people still worship Gaben as some infallible god, I can't see people suddenly stepping up to the plate now. People need to understand that it was only recently in which they began offering refunds and guarentees that games will actually work. This is something GOG has been doing for years, and something that physical retail sotres have been doing practically forever! -- at least long since before digital retail was even a thing. Steam just doesn't care. They simply don't have to.

See the whole apology letter here: Steam Says Sorry

by @Nanashi

Flashy flash
- There's just too much Teekyuu. I think I already wrote about the upcoming seventh season of that, right? Well, the spinoff manga, Usakame, will be getting a TV adaptation as well. Sometime in 2016.
- Rewrite anime will feature the same cast as the game. Which means, more yay, less boo, since the game's cast is pretty great. It's scheduled to air in summer 2016.
- New Berserk anime will be out in 2016 as well. It's worth noting that the anime will likely be a continuation of the 1997 anime, since Guts' outfit goes beyond any previously animated part.
- Under the Dog project did not die, and instead does continue to deliver. Last week the creators streamed short animated scenes and revealed two cast members. They aim to finish the episode and release it to the backers by May 2016.
- Were you hyped for the last four episodes of God Eater? Did you already sigh with pleasure knowing that January release date comes really soon? Well, I have some bad news, they have rescheduled the last four episodes yet again. March 5 is the new date. That doesn't really say well about the project... but hey, it's ufotable, they must have their reasons... right?

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Weekly recap
Did you like Yuru Yuri? No? Well, I didn't either. And that's precisely why, upon starting Gakkou Gurashi, I had the sudden urge to drop it and never come back to it again. From my perspective, it was yet another anime full of sugar, following four girls in a school, having club activities, a cute dog and overall, everything a daily life anime should have. There was, however, an interesting amount of details that just didn't want to click - and hence the only reason I decided to watch it until the end.

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Namely - why does Kurumi carry a shovel with her wherever she goes? How did the students get the permission to live on school grounds 24/7? What does a cross do on the rooftop? What is that weird construction from desks and chairs at the end of each corridor... and such. Well, we get the answer as soon as the first episode ends, and from that moment onwards, the whole anime changes pace and overall feeling. For the better, of course. If you wanna discover why is this anime so special, I suggest watching the entire first episode. Don't read any reviews, synopsis or whatever, just get to watching.

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Yeah, we're pulling off a second wave of news just this week. So for this one, I decided to write another weekly recap, since there's literally no big or interesting news. I initially wanted to write on Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid... but that would take like half the overall news' length. So instead, I fixated on something less bad and more to the point, which is... Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance.

The only question I asked after watching this show was - why? There's a tsundere jealous about jack shit (where this jealousy, usually being a comedy ploy to complete the tsundere picture, here has been blown out to the proportions of a melodrama), a bunch of girls sticking to our protagonist like super glue (to piss the tsundere off, of course!), the flashbacks not adding anything to the plot... I'm honestly not sure how I endured. Well, until Valkyrie Drive, compared to which this one's a walk in the park.
To get back on the topic - for me this series lost all potential in the very moment when our protagonist, Kamito, agreed to be a dog of our irritating tsundere to have some peace and quiet, and then... miraculously started enjoying this position. As much as in Zero no Tsukaima this setting works, and Louise gets less and less irritating with each episode, here it works kinda the other way. Overly attached tsundere? Sure, let's throw in some "MY Kamito" quote variation every episode. Drama? Nah, it'll be boring, let's make it melodrama once we're at it, for no reason at all. The other heroines' backstories? Be my guest, under the condition that each time things get interesting - or, well, a girl gets close to winning Kamito over, we'll slap in the trademark tsundere and change this "AT LONG LAST nice episode" into a way more mediocre, smelling of shit one. Just by the way, this one hurts me the most. There's one episode I really, really enjoyed, but then our tsundere came in and started her "get out, I hate you" drama. Out on the street.

Watching this one, I was under the impression that the script for this anime has been written by a person being obsessively interested in tsundere trope, or rather, somebody who took too seriously impersonating the lead heroine, Claire. I'm all in for avoiding this title whenever you get a chance, but well, the tastes differ, so if you wanna give it a try, do it. Just don't say I didn't warn you.

by @Kieru

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Issue #17: Foo Fighters - Saint Cecilia EP[/i]

A little over a month ago, the legendary band Foo Fighters released an EP on a 'pay if you want to' basis titled 'Saint Cecilia'. This EP is astounding just like you would expect from the band. Some of the songs on the album are the high energy tracks you'd expect, like 'The Neverending Sigh' or 'Savior Breath', but we also experience the mellow side of the band as well with tracks like 'Iron Rooster'. All in all, another well rounded album emerged. Check it out at the links below where you can download it for free or purchase it.

Website (free)
iTunes (paid)

by @Senpai

@Katherine is now a moderator.

I have started to actively work on Lewd again, as I love the community and want to continue see it thriving.

I think, the last month or so I've focused too much on other things, and haven't really been motivated to do anything with Lewd; which is something that saddens me.

pomf.is has migrated to a new server and has been put behind @Network's service; so kids booting it offline should no longer be an issue.

Some nice threads:

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01-14-2016, 05:02 PM
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Oh, forgot to mention in the meta piece. I'll be awarding active groups with sparkles, if the group owner contacts me and I can see that their group is active, I'll give them sparkles. If a group with sparkles is inactive, I'll remove the sparkles.

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01-14-2016, 05:03 PM
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>holy shit this thread is underrated

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> ily


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I think you linked me twice.

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01-14-2016, 05:06 PM
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2 weekly kitsune wtf is this shit.

Pretty great, I'm glad I was taking a break from steam around that time.
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01-14-2016, 05:22 PM
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(01-14-2016, 05:06 PM)Inkjet Printer Wrote: 2 weekly kitsune wtf is this shit.

it's an extended edition.

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01-14-2016, 08:33 PM
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I can't believe @nanashi was gonna drop an anime without finishing even the first episode! Hmph!
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01-14-2016, 11:28 PM
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I was worried when I didn't see this when I thought I would. Glad to know you haven't stopped doing them~

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01-17-2016, 11:19 AM
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The Gakkou Gurashi anime is absolute shit. Seriously.

It would be one thing if it was just a shoddy adaptation (and it sure as hell was, barring for some actual excellent parts like the episode that expanded on Megu-nee's backstory or a certain incident involving Miki and Yuki) but even taking it on its own merits, the Gakkou Gurashi anime is terrible and can't stand on its own. It's like the author missed the point and was blind to the very qualities that made the manga he himself wrote a very gripping read.

If anyone is the slightest bit interested in Gakkou Gurashi, you guys should do yourselves a favor and read the manga instead. It (obviously) doesn't have the nice VAs or music, but it's superior where it counts.
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01-17-2016, 02:15 PM
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I didn't really mind it. The plot twist was cool, the setting was used a-okay and it wasn't as irritating as other slice of life poops so it scored a hefty bit of points for me. If the manga's better, that's nice, since I'll have something good to read; but that doesn't mean right away that the anime must be utter junk.

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01-17-2016, 07:28 PM
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I'm sorry if I come off as harsh, but that's really what I think about the anime. Even discounting it as an adaptation and taking it on its own merits, the anime is terrible. There are some great moments here and there, but they don't come close to making up for the very inconsistent tone that they seem to have gone with just for shock value. The biggest, most central problem is that blasted dog Taroumaru. He eats up far too much screentime than he deserves and interrupts his fair share of genuinely good moments. If you like the anime, that's cool. This isn't meant to be a personal attack. But as far as my opinion goes, the anime is a terrible, tonally blind piece of crap.
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