Open Forum #022
posted on 12.12.12 at 12:00 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Our twenty-second Open Forum is ready for discussion.

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  • almostautumn

    Sine Mora has eaten my life…

    Also, just waiting on that E.X. Troopers and Aquapazza still— doing hour at a time with Ni No Kuni which is a total blast so far, although unfortunately I haven’t been able to do 2 side quests yet because I can’t quite figure out what their goals are. Oh well.

    Oh, bought a bottle of wine for breakfast, and had it with toast and jam and an english muffin. Hit well, and put me in a good mood. I recommend it to anyone else who has today off work!

    EDIT: Pair breakfast wine with Horace Silver’s “Filthy McNasty” and you’re essentially in a Hemingway novel. No joke!

  • zakou

    I have a request if i may :3 but consider this a challenge ^^

    Since google and the whole internet didn’t seem to have mp3 file of “Tsukiko Amano – Chou” of 320k bit rate a.k.a “320 kbps”

    So for those who are willing to help or want to challange the internet please help me find it, it is just one file and for those who think that i ask for piracy then think again as it is almost if not impossible to buy the mp3, not to mention a cd that contains the mp3 track wont even ship to my country ^^

    Btw OT: Who is getting Code Geass bluray collection for both season? it’s coming to Europe next year! yay xD finally can buy one of my fav animes.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano
      • zakou

        Thanks for helping but the quality is like 190kbs on this one or lower :( it’s converted from a video file and that video file already had a converted/downgraded sound even 256 kbps would be fine xD

        • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

          lol I tried. Try searching YouTube for a better one, then convert it with the site.

    • Raiyu
      • zakou

        O.O wow true 320 kbps quality im impressed xD thank you so much :D i have no idea how you foud it but i tried torrents/emules/rars even 4shared and media fire with 0 luck xD

        • Raiyu

          lol all I did was look up the album it was in (Tenryuu), then google that album with 320kbps.

          And no problem, glad I could help :)

    • zerolegacy0

      Sorry, but the best I could find was a lossless FLAC at 192 kbps. Since FLAC is ripped directly from the CD at the original quality it means a 320 kbps version probably doesn’t exist, or if it does it was never released.

      • zakou

        Thanks too but Raiyu found it xD i also started to think it doesn´t exist.

  • Raiyu

    Pizza for breakfast is delicious.

    Anyways, I’m finally done with classes and my last exam was yesterday so I’m free for a month. And now I’m sitting at home bored, I need some new games. Thinking about importing EX Troopers for PS3.

    Any other games on PS3 I should get? Preferably console exclusive or PS3 exclusive games? (Mostly because I have a PC for multiplats.) Imports are fine too, as long as I don’t need to know a lot of Japanese to play them. (Like EX Troopers)

    • zakou

      Tales of Xillia if you are into jrpg and want FF quality rpg. Well next year we will have “The Last Of Us” and many more but if you haven’t already then get Heavy Rain with Beyond: Two Souls next year.

      What else? Metal Gear Solid 4? It has trophies now ;O and then there is the over the top JSRPG – Disgaea 4.

  • xMCXx

    Just saw The Hobbit. Fucking awesome! That’s all. :D

    • Wackoramaco87

      Jealous! I won’t be able to watch until next week. ;_; Was the ending a cliffhanger, if I may ask?

      • xMCXx

        Well, yeah, since it’s 3 movies.
        I don’t want to spoiler, though.^^

        • Wackoramaco87

          Haha, true!

    • zakou

      I’m going to see it this weekend ;D i hope it’s as good as describe it xD

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      gonna see it in a Japanese Imax 3D during the Christmas break =)
      glad to hear initial positive reactions to it, can’t wait.

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      Did you watch the HFR (high frame rate) version or the regular one? My German Senpai and I want to watch the HFR 3D IMax version in Shinjuku as it’s the first HFR movie ever. Unfortunately the opinions about HFR seem split.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Bladez0fDr4v3n Sae-Won Yoon

    small shoutout to the mates from last OT. Thanks guys.

    Also went and saw Rise of the Gaurdians, I thought I was gonna hate it, but I actually liked it.

    (Soon, Hobbit…soooon)

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      You’re welcome. =)

      I enjoyed Rise of the Guardians as well, it was a good fun movie. The most recent movie I went to watch was Life of Pi. For a movie that is all about the story, it was fantastic.

      I really thought I wouldn’t like it, but the story is powerful, and the acting is very good.

      I’m going to see the Hobbit this weekend, pretty excited. =)

  • Wackoramaco87

    For otome gamers- has anyone played Dandelion: Wishes Brought to You, yet? Opinions? (http://dl.cheritz.com/en) for anyone interested!

  • AdamBoy64

    I’ve been thinking and wondering how PrinceHeir is going – with what he was talking about a couple of OF’s back.

    Hope it all went well for you man.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Perhaps I’m out of the loop—is he alright?

      • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

        He was going to confess his feeling to a girl he likes. I’m not sure how it went either. I hope it went well.

        • Kobracon

          Yeah, me too.

        • zakou

          What is this? “Full House”? xD

    • PrinceHeir

      lol i literraly laugh at school when i saw this at the library a few hours ago XD

      sorry for taking so long, exams are next week :(

      well there seem to be problem T__T

      it’s a long story so bear with me..

      the girl is basically one of the shyest and mysterious types i have ever met. she’s one of those who keep things and shuns everyone. she literally doesn’t talk to anyone unless you ask her herself.

      oh and she has long hair but she ties it along with glasses(my favorite part :D)

      so basically i started a basic conversation after class. stuff like hello and hi this is where i got really nervous and fucked up badly.

      first off when i talked to her i didn’t even introduced myself, for some unknown reason it didn’t occurred to me.

      not to mention i was having a hard time speaking due to being nervous and my words were being jumble left and right.

      the good thing is that it’s the first time i’ve seen her speak and she actually have an accent(which is cool btw) and her little smile caught me off guard.

      and there was a point of the conversation where she’s silent for a at least 10 seconds. i mean i really screwed up huh?

      though when i was talking to her, i do feel like she wants this to get over with since im more or less mentioning couple of things at the same time.

      then it hit me, when the conversation was going nowhere and where she’s about to leave and go to the computer lab, something snap inside of me and prompt me to give her the bread i was giving.

      it’s very awkward and really stupid of me.

      of course she refuse and just say see ya next class.

      now fast forward 2 weeks later, i haven’t really talked to her due to the incident.

      i usual sit on her right, but i moved towards the back.

      though there were times where she’s looking at the back for some reason.

      one time she looked at the back when i sit there for the first time(she might be stretching)

      then last tuesday when we are doing a course evaluation, when everyone already left and me and my friend were just finishing up, she then finishes her work then suddenly turns towards the back.

      she might be looking to my friend, but i don’t know since i was looking at the paper and my eyes could only see her half body towards my direction.

      now i ask could she be mad at me?!?! :(

      i want to apologize for what i did, it seems i did something i shouldn’t have.

      i tried my best to talk to her today, but my gut stopped me since i was having some flashbacks two weeks ago and how she’ll probably won’t listen and wonders why this guy keeps bugging her.

      i really projected a bad impression of myself to her huh? she might think im some sort of a stalker T__T

      i don’t know what to do, finals is next week and it’s gonna be the last time we see each other, at the same time i don’t want her to think she was stalked by the end of the year.

      i was thinking i should apologize to her, then tell her how i feel, and despite she will reject me, as long as i can tell her how i feel, it’s enough for me.

      please Gematsu people, this is driving me insane, i haven’t slept well these past 2 weeks(been sleeping around 2-4AM, and class starts at around 10AM which i need to wake at 8 and get off at 9 to go to college)

      already did all of my work for finals, just review a little and im good to go so no worries about the tests(plus i do have a excellent score for the midterm)

      what should i do? should i ignore her and let it past? but i definitely don’t want her to see my impression like this.

      should i man up and tell her before the final that i could talk to her?

      man im really really worried T__T

      what should i do??

      • AdamBoy64

        Perhaps you answered this – but I wanted to be clear.
        Has the way you’ve felt about her changed at all since you learnt all this about her?

        So, you’re not going to see her again – no next year? (Sorry, I either never found out or forgot your age).

        As in you’ve only got a week and you’ll never see her again? If that’s the case, it seems like the opportunity for a meaningful relationship might have past.

        My tone is to get you to just think about it and reflect – rather than anything else – but what do you expect the best result could possibly be out of talking to her in the next week?

        My gut feeling is that apologising to her is not a good idea – she probably hasn’t read into this anywhere near as much as you have. And because of that, you apologising to her could weird her out.

        Everything with relationships is a learning process. And you don’t move forward if you don’t get out there. So, good on you man.

        • PrinceHeir

          well i do know she is much more shy than she looks(which is a lot)

          but yeah i was hoping she would at least talk to me about few things(which she did) but the vibe and feel she really doesn’t want to talk to someone else or myself.

          i could move on, it’s hard but i’ll definitely try.

          at least i did learn something new this way hehe.

          yeah since we have different courses(i actually managed to ask her major)

          she’s been in school since 2010, and she plans on being a physicians assistant.

          so yeah the history 10 is probably just a requirement from the early subjects, once she’s at the end, she has her own program.

          ah im 20, and she looks like 20 to me :

          yeah that’s why i actually stop myself a few hours ago from talking to her, i fear it might be the same as last time, but even worse.

          for now she doesn’t look like angry, but i do feel she’s avoiding compared back then.

          if she’s okay with that, i’ll just have to deal with it.

          yeah that’s also the thing, apology and confession doesn’t really go well together.

          not to mention i fear it might even worse than it already has.

          oh well once the exam is done, i’ll definitely probably won’t see her for long.

          maybe bump each other during walking towards buildings but it’s highly unlikely :

          so yeah i’ll probably let this slip by, im sure she is concentrating more on the finals than these kind of stuff.

          so yeah i missed opportunity, but it’s a worth lesson taking note off.

          so yeah thanks anyway!

          really appreciate the help :D

          • Adam Meadows

            This might sound like a weird and obvious thing to say – but remember that she’s a human being first, and a woman second.

            If talking to her is difficult, remember that. Talk to her because she is a human being, not because she’s a girl you like. She’s not a target, or something to be acquired. She just is.

            And think too, if things don’t go further, will it matter in a few years? You’ll likely look back at this and laugh.

            Don’t talk to her with any aim other than to enjoy the conversation itself. You’re likely nervous because you’re essentially talking to her with a specific intent. Talk. Enjoy it. If things happen, things happen.

            • PrinceHeir

              yes, i’ll just think of her as a normal person, and talk to it like i normally do with other people.

              yeah i think this is a great experience to me since for the first time im making the moves.

              well definitely gonna learn alot from this :P

              okay gotcha, just start a normal non-awkward conversation.

              but apologize first then ask how she did on the final.

              okay i can do this!

      • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

        Depends… How long do you have before you and her won’t see each other again…

        I don’t think you are a stalker in her eyes if you indeed didn’t have any contact with her for two weeks straight… Like you said, she’s the shyest so the reason she looks like she wants to get this over is that she isn’t comfortable socializing herself…

        If you gonna confess, I predict it will fail… With her shy personality, how would she feel when she’s been confessed by an acquaintance or someone she barely knew?

        • PrinceHeir

          yeah i think i learned a lot from the encounter.

          i also talked it about it to my professor who specialize in Human Sexuality, and it’s definitely not a good sign for communication.

          yeah my prof said either move on, since she’s not willing to talk to you about it and you’ll probably waste her time and mine’s as well.

          for me i don’t really mind being rejected and all, i think i just want to get this feeling off of my chest so that i too can move on.

          that’s my take on it.

          thanks for the answers :)

          • DrForbidden

            Well, I’ll just butt in here for a bit (I rarely come to the open forum).

            I think you’ve already answered your own question. It seems what’s bugging you the most now is the uncertainty of whether you made a bad impression, and not the eventual rejection. You acknowledge that rejection is the most probable outcome.

            With these points in mind, I think that the only way to settle this once and for all is to just talk to her. Start by apologising for whatever you did (I didn’t understand what you wrote about giving her bread – I hope it’s not a sexual euphemism or something) and then explaining that you said/did stupid things because you were nervous. This will naturally lead into admitting how you feel about her, but try to be casual about it (not clingy or demanding). Let her know that you accept that she probably isn’t interested, but you’re talking to her now because you didn’t want to just let things go with ill-will between the two of you. End it by wishing her the best for her future.

            I don’t want to give you false hope, but there is still a small chance that she won’t reject you outright, so AVOID asking for her number or asking her if you can remain friends during the talk. That will seem pushy. Allow her to make that choice herself. If she is open to giving you a chance, odds are she will suggest staying friends or something to that effect. If she says nothing to that effect, let it go, man, cause it’s gone. (Note that this may not happen during or immediately after the talk – it can happen a couple of days later, for example – but yeah, I don’t want to give false hope, so just prepare for the worst) She might also use that ‘staying friends’ line just to be polite, so pay attention to HOW she says it. In fact, you should try to pay attention to her body language the whole time. If she is tense, restless, and nervous, it’s probably a lost cause.

            • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

              I pretty much agree with what you said. I’m not sure I could give better advice.

              @PrinceHeir:disqus I’d just try and stay positive about it. I would try and say something though. You don’t want to look back on this later and regret not saying anything.

              • PrinceHeir

                yeah definitely need to do something.

                all my grades are good now, so no worries about the final(though i still need to do good for higher grades)

                man im really more nervous about this than finals itself :

            • PrinceHeir

              the bread thing is just giving her bread :P

              no malice or anything, what made it awkward is that i kinda force myself to give it to her especially when we’re about to part ways.

              doesn’t that feel awkward?

              out of nowhere someone talks to you without giving his name then proceeds to give you bread??

              it’s not a normal bread though, it’s my favorite one :)

              yeah i definitely need to apologize first, and try not to confess right away.

              don’t worry i won’t ask her number nor ask if we can be friends and all.

              i just wanna apologize first about the incident,

              yeah don’t worry i won’t force her to decide for things like this.

              i am the type of person who doesn’t force anything to anyone(that’s why that was stupid of me)

              yeah definitely looking at her body language and tone first.

              and yeah i’ll definitely expect the worse case scenario.

              oh well i guess i need to prepare myself for the worse :P

              • DrForbidden

                I don’t know whether it’s fate or karmic feedback, but, yeah, I did the exact same thing when I was younger with a girl I had a crush on. Only in my case, it was in high school and it was milk instead of bread.

                Yeah, it didn’t turn out well at all, though I must note that she had a boyfriend at that time…

                Oh, well. Best of luck to ya, man.

                • PrinceHeir

                  wow :P

                  i guess it is a bad thing to give something out of nowhere.

                  even if you have no bad intentions ^^

                  oh well definitely gonna man up and apologize to her for sure.

          • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

            Whether if you wanna move on or go into a relationship, it’s completely up to you… If you feel better just being rejected, then by all means go ahead..

            A successful confession always depends on timing, thinking, observation and your relationship with that person… That’s why you should go gather information and think what routes you should take before attempting a ‘capture’..

            • PrinceHeir

              yeah definitely keeping the timing part for sure :P

              definitely should have planned way way AHEAD :(

      • Rezar

        Everyone has good advice. If nothing else just try to be her friend, something can come out of that you never know.

        • PrinceHeir

          okay thanks for the advice :D

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    Finals end tomorrow and then go home for some much needed gaming :D

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      Nice! Congrats.

  • Zuhri69

    Can january come already? I’m currently hating the year and I want my ni no kuni. Sorry just had to get that out of my system. It has been a bad year at my office. And it’ll get worse. Yeah, sorry. Shutting up now.

  • http://moefx.wordpress.com/ barklight

    So that VGA has ended and pretty much the year (in just few weeks), what’s you guys personal GOTY? Just curious

    • Willgaea

      I really love the drop in drop out multiplayer in Borderlands 2. I’d have to say that’s my GOTY.

  • MosquitoLemon

    Every chapter of Resonance of Fate is like a million times harder than the last. Luckily I just got a second machinegun, RATATATATATATATATATATATATATATA!!!!!

    • whiteferrero

      LOVE THAT GAME! ENJOY IT INTERNET PERSON!

    • Kobracon

      Reap that sweet sweet scratch damage!

    • AdamBoy64

      Someone online recommended Resonance of Fate to me. Seems interesting – I haven’t played it yet though.

  • new_tradition

    I had a recent PS3 scare.

    I have the old 60GB BC model for almost 4 years now, and it never let me down in all that time. But recently I started up Shadow Hearts 2, and the game froze in one boss battles (some huge spider thing, I dunno remember now…). So I exited the game, and tried to start the game again, but it was a no go.

    Okay, kewl. I figure I’ll take the disc out and give it a quick wipe or something. Tried to eject it, the machine made all the right noises, but the disc stayed put.

    Of course I’m prone to panicking easily, so I tried again, but it still didn’t work.

    Looked up some solutions online, but most of them were advising I just wait and try again later. I was crushed, I was even already trying to figure out how to connect my old PS2 to my HDTV.

    However, I guess luck was on my side. After I turned the system off, I turned it back on and gave the eject one more try, and huzzah! My game came out.

    Big relief for me, but I’m worried about my system now. Since this happened with a PS2 game, it might be an issue with just DVDs, but I recently watched a whole season of Supernatural on DVD on my PS3 and before that, was playing through another PS2 game, and everything was fine, so it could just be the specific game having issues.

    But either way, I wary now :/

    • Kobracon

      Might have to keep that PS2 on standby. I do ^_^

      Its amazing that this thing is still going. Its a fat PS2 I got when it first came out and it still works fine! While my PS3 died on year 5 from “old age” apparently….

      • new_tradition

        I know, right? My PS2 was my best gaming choice. Awesome library of games, and even in general, I watched loads of DVDs on it too ^^

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      I’ve had games do that to me on my old BC PS3 and the slim model I’m using now. (PS2 or PS3 games.)

      I always just power off the system and when I turn it back on the problem is solved. I’m talking about no power to the system, not just the red light off standby.

      It’s probably just a simple game freeze. I like to jokingly call it – This disc just took a dump.

      • new_tradition

        Well the disc took a dump again. Guess I was playing with fire, but I tried the game again, got past the boss fight and saved, but stopped there to test the disc, and yep, it got stuck again. I actually had to turn on and turn off my system twice before the DVD came out.

        This is really discouraging. I feel confidant it’s just this particular game disc with the issues, but it’s a game I haven’t really played before, so it’s kind of annoying I might not be able to play it on my current set up >_>

        (Though part of me just wants to play it anyways and hope I can get the disc out when I’m done with it, lol)

        • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

          So the disc keeps getting stuck inside the console? I’m curious, do you have it standing on the side, or sitting flat?

          You could try switching that to see if it helps. The game isn’t freezing anymore though, right?

          • new_tradition

            I have it sitting flat because I wanted to avoid possible disc alignment issues, but I guess it’s happening now anyways. Though I suppose I could try standing it up to see what happens.

            As for the game, like I said, I got past the one boss battle, but to be fair, I got through it in, like, 10 moves. The first time took longer since I was still trying familiarize myself with the battle system. I wouldn’t be surprised if more freezing issues are still to come-the disc has quite a few scratches :/

            During my quick searching, an interesting theory came up about what the problem could be-the disc is simply too thick for the PS3 drive. Apparently not all DVDs were made equal xD

  • Dragon24680

    I wanted to discuss vita with others. Its certainly isn’t hot right now and if things remain like this, it will go obscure in next year. I think sony should drop vita price to 3ds levels asap and bring a ff and gta and other popular games to catch the attention of gaming crowd.
    Its an awesome handheld and I would hate to see it perish. I would also the big games on it.
    Thoughts?

    • Kobracon

      The Vita might be like its brethren the PS3 and the PSP and just take a long time to get off the ground. In a year or two, it’ll probably be hot. More games like Persona 4 Golden will save it. That game alone moved alot of Vitas

    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

      Ah… I remember when the PS3 and the PSP were first released… Either it’s the price tag or the lack of games, those consoles never sold well in one or two years… After that, things started to good for the consoles… PS3 gone equals to the 360 in terms of quality and the PSP is still selling in Japan to this day… It’s a bit unfair to determine the Vita’s future when considering what the PS3 and PSP have been through all these years…

      If Sony continues to push out bundles, new Vita exclusive IPs and ports being cross-buy, people can’t help but be tempted…

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      I think all it really needs in Japan is that one big game. Monster Hunter did it for PSP. One of the big problems the Vita has in Japan is the PSP. Way too many games are being made for the PSP only.

      It makes sense considering the large user base, but I think Sony should consider how much it’s hurting the Vita.

      One thing to remember is that the Vita has not been out that long. The PSP struggled for several years as well.

      I think gamers in the west actually really like the Vita. The price point is maybe a bit to high for some, but I think the memory card prices are a far bigger problem. It’s not just the awful prices, but the low storage options as well. I’m sorry, but 32GB should not be the max and Sony knows this.

      Why is that such a big deal? It’s because of the PS Store. It’s a huge advantage Sony has over the competition. (Nintendo)

      The problem goes back to the memory cards again, the price and low amount of space. If someone buys the bundles with a 4GB memory stick, you tell me how long that will take to fill up.

      As a consumer, I’m probably thinking — I should just go out and buy a large memory card. That way I can download all the games from the store I want. Even if you look online and get the 32GB stick from amazon, ($80) that’s way too high of a price. The worse part is you can fill up that easily as well.

      I think if they fixed this, the Vita would be doing better. It still needs more vita only games, which will come with time.

      • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

        same here. the 32 variant is aimed at enthusiast gamers who download lots of stuff and store videos as well. I re-encode most of my trailers and Anime into qHD (960x540px) to shave off a couple of MB per file but I still only got about 5 GB left on my card. They’re way too expensive and I’d be happy to have an 128 GB option, 32GB fills up way too fast.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Morning guys.

    There is a Metal Gear Rising demo available on the Japanese PlayStation Store. I was writing a post about it, but found out it’s region-locked, so I stopped. I take it it’s because Konami still wants to gain some more ZoE HD Collection sales.

    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

      I don’t get it… How can MGR interfere with ZoE HD collection sales?

      • Kobracon

        Because prior to this, MGR demo was only available by purchasing a ZoE HD collection. For alot of ppl, that was the sole reason they bought ZoE HD Collection, so if this demo weren’t region locked there would potentially be less people buying ZoE HD Collection.

        • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

          It’s kind of pointless to region lock a demo since the demo will be released worldwide digitally sooner or later..

          I hope that region locking won’t become a trend…

          • Kobracon

            Well seeing that this demo is only the japanese demo, there is no confirmation of a worldwide demo yet. The region locking may be a sign that we won’t see a worldwide for a while…

    • new_tradition

      Is this the first time a PS3 demo has been region-locked?

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      That’s a shame considering the demo is fantastic. I hope they release a free version of it for the west soon.

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      Funny thing is I wouldn’t have even noticed were I back home in Germany as I own a Japanese PS3. ZoE-”HD”-cash-in-cheap-ass-port-job was probably the reason for this decision.

      • xMCXx

        Wow, you’re German, too? :D
        Yeah, I really wanted to play ZOE 1 and 2, again, but that shitty port….:’(

        • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

          Yea, German Japanese Studies student from Frankfurt currently residing in Tokyo. Staying here until the end of February courtesy of an exchange student program.
          The ZOE “HD” collection being a quick and lazy port job made me wait for the Vita version, which I hope will have a constant frame rate. Even if it’s locked to 30 fps I’d prefer it over the constantly fluctuating one of the console versions.
          Played the MGR demo for free at Roppongi’s Konami Style shop. It was a blast, I love Platinum.

          Freut mich dich kennenzulernen.

          • xMCXx

            Hey, I’m also studying Japanese Studies in Frankfurt!
            What a coincidence! xD
            Freut mich auch.^^

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    For movie people.

    First trailer for Pacific Rim – https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=2vKz7WnU83E

    The new trailer for upcoming Superman Movie – https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=KVu3gS7iJu4

    • Kobracon

      OMG Pacific Rim 0_0!

      Where…how…where did this come from?!

      Out of no where, a giant mecha vs. Kaiju WESTERN made movie? YES PLEASE!

      • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

        Yeah, it looks pretty fantastic. Kinda Guillermo del Toro’s love letter to classic Japanese monster movies.

        • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

          had the same vibe from the trailer

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    I watched this the other day, forgot to post it here.

    IGN posted an exclusive video for Tomb Raider. It shows footage from one of the early Tombs in the game.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=iecT9D8vTv8

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Another shooting…

    Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. At this time, 27 are confirmed dead, 18 being students. Keep in mind these are students ages 4 to 10. And I’ve heard through Twitter that two of the murdered adults include the school principal and psychologist.

    My God,,. What is wrong with people? Seriously, it feels like one shooting after another here. Aurora, Oregon, and now this. All within a few months.

    I can’t even imagine being a parent who sent their kid to school today only to find out they’ve been killed. It’s horrible.

    • Locksus

      Indeed. I just heard the news and it’s horrible. What makes it even worse is that they’re mostly children that were killed.
      I can’t even think about how horrible they must feel when Christmas is around the corner. All those unopened presents ;_;

      Parents should never have to bury their own children. It’s just wrong.

    • Kobracon

      omg….Jesus, thats terrible…..

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      Yeah… words can’t describe how awful…

      My prayers go out to all of the families who lost loved ones/

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      Now I could be a Nazi about it and say that lenient American gun laws as well as the perpetrator’s social environment are to blame but that incident is just too sad to put it in adequate words so I just shut up and pray for the victims and their families.

  • Locksus

    Oh, man. I’ve been having this strange feeling for a few days now. I’ve been watching quite a lot of WoW-related videos and read about the new expansion (I quit playing shortly before Cataclysm). I’m having a REALLY strong feel of nostalgia and frankly, it feels damn good. So good in fact, that I would love to start playing it again. I remember how much fun I had. It was really an amazing game.

    But on the other hand, my matriculation examinations (is that the correct word for it? Or is ‘finals’ a better word?) are coming up early next year so I’d have to study a lot for those. And I know that if I’d start playing WoW again, it would seriously hook me up and pretty much bother my studying.

    Anyone else here playing WoW at the moment? :p

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      WoW has never been my cup of tea, but I know how addictive MMORPGs can be. I’m currently enjoying Guild Wars 2 quite a bit in fact.

      I played FFXI for 4-5 years off and on, I played XIV for about a year and I might return to it. I also played PSO pretty hardcore.

      I can typically just pull up youtube videos of previous MMORPGs I’ve played and get really nostalgic.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    More Tomb Raider videos to go along with the one I posted below.

    Tomb Raider Character Upgrade Gameplay

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=5v_iQiLlAMs

    Tomb Raider’s Guide to Survival – Ep. 1 Smart Resourceful Lara

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=20SFuGWlEEw

  • Rezar

    Today marks Mega Man 25th Anniversary. I will just say I am not surprised by the announcement from Capcom releasing Mega Man 1-6 on the Nintendo eShop for the 3DS. In a Nintendo Power interview that’s basically what Capcom confirmed they were going to do.