Open Forum #056
posted on 08.09.13 at 01:50 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Our fifty-sixth Open Forum is open for discussion.

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  • SuperLuigi

    Don’t know why its sideways on my phone but here is my current game collection! Have Xenoblade ordered also so I will get that soon. EDIT: Noticed this doesn’t have my pikmin 3 in it

    • SuperLuigi

      Woops o.o there is a pic of my wife and me in there. Sorry guys xD she must of put it there.

      • BossTuff

        I see those WiiU cases in there…
        Thankfully someone else bought one!

        • SuperLuigi

          Lol ya I am enjoying it lately with pikmin 3.

      • shogunknight

        2 gamecubes, and is that a gba in the bottom center? Nice collection though. Whats going to be in the middle space? That Last story

        • SuperLuigi

          The purple gamecube plays Japanese games. I plan on collecting gamecube and wii games and any wii u games I think will be fun. Most of the current collection was given by a friend like the nickelodeon games lol. I plan on getting all the cube classics like luigis mansion,melee, kirby air ride, etc. Also getting xenoblade delivered by next week.

          • MosquitoLemon

            Freakin’ awesome! JP GameCubes are actually cheap, but the games were expensive, and pretty rare! I gave up my dream of collecting GC games about the moment I landed in Japan :

            If you ever get a chance to get Senshitachi no Kiseki, it’s supposed to be one of the better Gundam games, especially in the pre-PS3 post-DC era.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Nice. We should start posting game collection pictures like this more often in the OF me thinks.

      • SuperLuigi

        Next off topic or if you guys make a collection picture article ill post a better pic with more games I am missing in the shot.

      • Elvick

        Oh dear… I haven’t taken a picture of my collection in awhile, since it grows too quickly for them to matter. And they’re all separated (mostly). Games all over the place!

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          I can relate. I have some of my games in different shelves, and a bunch inside my big Guild Wars 2 Collector’s Edition box. lol.

          I’m very much out of space for my video games. I need to buy something like @SuperLuigi has in his picture above. In fact, I need to buy several of them.

    • Budgiecat

      Y U HAVE 2 GC’s and no DREAMCAST

      • SuperLuigi

        I have one :-) its just not in the pic

  • bloodiOS

    Mixed up the time and came to the theater (30 minutes) early, currently sitting here, browsing the net and wasting time on my phone, waiting for Elysium to show.

    Anyway, has anyone played Papers, Please? Man, it’s an unexpectedly tense and engaging game. I’m going to play more after coming home.

    • SuperLuigi

      Let us know how the movie is. It looks ineresting.

      • bloodiOS

        Definitely, I just hope I won’t be disappointed.

  • Karysonson

    Just beat Jude’s story in ToX and started Millia .
    Where are you in the game?

    • BossTuff

      Just got past the waterfall boss in Jude’s story. Slow and steady I say. :)

    • bloodiOS

      First fight with Aguria…

    • GhostNomad

      I just got my CE yesterday (had to order one from my friend at BestBuy and had it delivered to my home), just started playing and am no more than 30 minutes into Jude’s story, so not nearly the progress I’d like.

      On that note, is it best to play as Jude first and Milla second, or the other way around?

      • Karysonson

        Jude first

    • LordKaiser

      Is the game really that short?

      • Raiyu

        It’s not short, each part is roughly 25-30 hours. I’m currently 20~ hours in and probably only 3/4 of the way through the game. But I skipped a few of the earlier cutscenes and haven’t been doing many side quests.

      • Karysonson

        Nope just no-lifed it for 3 days.
        lol

      • Pyrofrost

        Though if you do all you can in your first run, new game plus won’t take you long at all. I finished my second playthrough in under 10 hours (Jude path), and I did Milla’s path first.

    • Raiyu

      ESS Zenethra

      I’m so lost because everywhere I go, my path is blocked lol

    • KingNigma

      Just about to leave Hamil 4 hours in.

    • new_tradition

      What was your game time when you beat his story?

      • Karysonson

        somewhere between 25-30 hours

  • 罪罰

    Everyone’s been busting my balls left and right because I’m complaining about the Xbox One’s power brick. As I see it, it’s a legitimately valid complaint to express and I see no need for since the machine is bigger than the 360 that it can fit it’s power converter inside it.

    Some people have told me to avoid burning the machine in case of the power surge but a power converter doesn’t suppress the effect of a surge as I remember. (Please correct me if I’m wrong). The others have told me is it such a big deal for me? Well, yeah. It barely fits on my TV set space and I hate how it just pops out and ruins it.

    What do you guys think?
    Is a power brick that huge such a bother to you?

    • Locksus

      It’s not, because I would hide it behing my TV or something :p

      • Raiyu

        Yeah same here. Except it would be behind my TV cabinet, never to be seen again or to see the light of day.

    • BossTuff

      Power bricks generate a lot of heat. I would say one of the reasons they keep it external is because of that. Also, the Wii and WiiU also have power bricks that are roughly the same size. If your main concern with the console is with cooling, and making sure the console can be always on, then it makes sense to keep a heat source that is related to that outside of the console. It’s sort of like keeping a power brick external to a laptop.

      In the end, it’s just a nitpicky thing to complain about. There are plenty of other things to point out about the console besides the power brick.

      • 罪罰

        True, I’ve just had so many troubles with the 360’s power brick since I got it back in 06. Well I guess it not so major after all. Not that I’m buying one any time soon.. or ever.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      I didn’t care for it when I had my JP 360. It seems like such an unnecessary device. I mean, I’m looking over at my PS3 thinking, “Now why can’t they just put it inside the console?” So yeah, the power brick for the XBOX One is just an extra, useless, unnecessary, device. It’s lazy is what it is.

      We’re living in an age where this sort of thing should be handled internally. Just get with the times, Microsoft, and build it into the hardware. Geez.

      • 罪罰

        Unnecessary seems to be Microsoft things nowadays!
        Hey Tetsuya, what are your favorite JP music bands?

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Haha. Well, just off the top of my head… My favorite Japanese artist is Eikichi Yazawa. He’s been my favorite music artist for a few years now. I’ve even got a few of his vinyl records back from the 80’s and 70’s.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nDDcbsusz8

          Other than that though… I like the following:

          Daisuke Asakura, Iceman, Megumi Hayashibara, Rurutia, Origa (I’m simply including her, despite her being Russian, because most of her work is in Japan, so she sings in Russian and Japanese, which is amazing~), ONE OK ROCK, X Japan, Sex Machineguns, T.M. Revolution/Abingdon Boys School (kind of goes hand-in-hand really since Takanori Nishikawa is the vocalist for both), Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas, Ayumi Hamasaki (her older stuff mostly), Do As Infinity, Hironobu Kageyama, and Λucifer.

          Well, that’s just for Japanese artists anyway. I listen to other stuff too :3

          • 罪罰

            :O!

            I haven’t heard some of those, should get to that.

            I listen to Boris, MIDORI,Mass of the Fermenting Dregs, My Dead Girlfriend, Base Ball Bear, Tokyo Jihen and a bunch of others. I’m making a channel for Japanese music that I can’t find on Youtube. but man, EMI Japan is strict D:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQc-2bBmdfw

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              Yeeeeah… My old account got busted by EMI Japan, lol. Well, not entirely. They gave me one copyright strike and things just went downhill from there. I was playing a game on PSP with a custom soundtrack feature, then they were like, “lol no” and brought the banhammer down swiftly onto my video.

              What’s the point of having a custom soundtrack if you can’t play your own music? Argh.

              • 罪罰

                Emi Japan ひどい

                • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                  www

    • Elvick

      Microsoft is just a crappy hardware developer. The Xbox was huge, the 360 was huge (and had a ton of issues, even though the power brick wasn’t even inside the stupid thing), and the Xbox One is even bigger than those two and STILL has a power brick.

      It’s just ridiculous. AND you have to shove the Kinect 2.0 somewhere or the stupid thing won’t work. -.-

      • 罪罰

        The original Xbox was a beast! huge but it could withstand anything I threw at it and it never died :0

        • Elvick

          I had disc read errors with it. So frustrating. I know that was more common with PS2, but I didn’t have that problem with my PS2. Thankfully.

  • http://www.linkedin.com/pub/matthew-frassetti/77/7a6/b44/ Matthew Frassetti

    Hey everyone!

    Two weeks ago I posted a link to a new Youtube channel I am a part of. A friend of mine and I are doing a weekly show as well as daily Let’s Play esque videos that we try to put up at least once a day. He’s trying to get it off of the ground, so any support would be wonderful!

    http://www.youtube.com/meteorainshow

    Thanks to you guys that do check it out! Hope you’re all enjoying your games this weekend :3

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I’ve watched some of episode one. I haven’t made it all the way through just yet.

      • http://www.linkedin.com/pub/matthew-frassetti/77/7a6/b44/ Matthew Frassetti

        Yeah, they’re pretty long. The show is also a chance for me to take the filter off of myself from time to time and have a bit of fun, so you get some of that in the first episode!

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          I’ll do my best to catch up soonish. =)

    • Charlottes Guardian

      Awesome dude :D

      My friends and I are kinda doing the same thing, and we understand how hard it is to get things kicked off xD But you have my support! Hope you support us in the future too~

  • shogunknight

    Aww man, they have started playing GG:X3rd in Japan. I want to play this game…..screenshots look good too

    http://www.radiokaikan.jp/press/?p=17669

    • 罪罰

      leak gameplay footage were D:

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Give it a few days. We’ll probably see something leaked from the loketest by this time next week, I imagine. I’ll keep my eyes peeled and post here if I find something.

  • Willgaea

    Would you pay 500usd for a ps4 if it came bundled with a vita?

    • confused_wanderer

      Ya easily. Getting a vita for 100 bucks is a steal. Even if you didn’t plan on using it you could sell it easily for 150-200 and make a profit.

    • GhostNomad

      Yes, and I’m saying this while playing my Vita right now.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      For sure. That would be an amazing deal. I’ve heard some rumors about such a deal being true, but I’ll believe it when I see it.

    • new_tradition

      Hell yes. That discount would be enough to sugar coat the sour pricing for the memory cards, lol ;A;

  • LordKaiser

    I’m still mad at the fact that after I picked Dragon’s Crown and they say they didn’t had the art book some guy that i know told me he picked Dragon’s crown the day after and he got the book………He pre-ordered late and got the damn book!!!!!! On the same store!!!!!!!!! No way I will pay some dude on ebay for it.

    • Pyrofrost

      Damn, I feel your pain mate.

      I absolutely love artbooks too.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        I was looking forward to getting a physical artbook for Killer is Dead when my Premium Edition arrived, you know… Like the NA release is getting. Nope. Instead, I got a 2.2 GB file I can download for a digital artbook instead.

        Ooooooh~

        I didn’t bother with it, lol.

        • Pyrofrost

          Naisu~

          I’m waiting on my NA copy for this; but I do have a few games I plan to import after the TGS passes. I want to see how things go with that first though :3
          Before making my finalized order.

        • PrinceHeir

          it’s only downloadable on PSN right?

          you can’t transfer it on PC or some sorts?

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Right. I’ve never TRIED transferring a Playview application, but I doubt it would work.

            • PrinceHeir

              ah i see ^^

              i was hoping they’d gave you the code online so you could download it on a computer and use it as a wallpaper and such XD

              • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                Nope. That would make sense =3=

    • Raiyu

      At least you have your copy of Dragon’s Crown -_-

    • MosquitoLemon

      Same deal happened to my friend who had been going to the same Gamestop forever and ever. Did you preorder it, or did they just straight up lie about not having any extras?

      • LordKaiser

        I pre-ordered it on July 15. my guess is that the employeed had no knowledge.

        • MosquitoLemon

          Yeah, that’s obnoxious. I have no idea how their preorder gifts work, because I know a lot of people who got screwed.

          • LordKaiser

            This crap happens every time the bonuses are delivered outside of the package instead of being packaged together. I head the same thing happened with Castlevania Portrait of Ruin bonus.

            • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

              I think it’s best to stick with online Pre-Order’s unless the bonus stuff is bundled in with the game. Then, it’s fine to Pre-Order it in the store.

              Like with Tales of Xillia. All the bonus stuff is sealed in the box. Where the Dragon’s Crown artbook is not.

              • LordKaiser

                Nex time I’ll ask if the bonuses are separate and if it does I’ll get it on Amazon even if I receive the game late.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Sorry that happened to you. =(

    • Elvick

      That’s why I’m always more confident pre-ordering online, sure you potentially have to wait longer for it… but I like being confident in getting the stuff I’m deserved.

      Ever since I preordered the CE of Final Fantasy XII at Gamestop, but didn’t get it… that was enough for me. And that was well before I even started buying a ton of games, or any online for that matter.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Currently on my second playthrough of Killer is Dead right now since I told myself I would play through it again on English so the viewers could hear the voices and whatnot. I’ll be switching back to Japanese voices when I go through on Very Hard. If you guys want to check out some gameplay, here’s my playlist for it with over 60 videos so far:

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwny41v5iRDQppiJ1wEm9JX60X2_sSGst

    If you don’t want to be spoiled and are just interested in the gameplay itself, stick with the sub missions. Also, if you have any questions regarding the game, feel free to ask them. Let’s just try to keep them spoiler free :3

  • MosquitoLemon

    I was looking through my PS3 collection to see which cows needed to be culled from the herd (or rather which games I bought that I will never return to). This led me to finally make an effort at playing Demon’s Souls. It’s really fun and successfully allayed any urges to buy new games.

    Also had a decent week in Tekken Revolution. The Mokujin event is making it easier to unlock another character, but I swear, if I don’t get Xiaoyu this time
    :(

    edit: DRUGANOV!!! I wish my Tekken Revolution would suicide :( :( :(

  • LordKaiser

    This day was ruined more when someone reminded me about Breath of fire VI

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/08/01/breath-of-fire-6-announced-for-mobile-phones-browsers

    I hate the way Capcom kills it’s IPs

  • Pyrofrost

    Soooo, what are all my friends at Gematsu playing this weekend.
    I’m playing SMTIV still (OP level 99 Alice FTW! ^_^)

    • GhostNomad

      Xillia, Dragon’s Crown, MGS Legacy collection, and Catherine have all been added to my stack this week… Beyond those, there’s still all the games from before, namely Muramasa and P4G…. Those games have taken up so much of my time… I’ve had P4G for about two weeks and I’m already close to 70 hours in…. And only on my first playthrough D:

      • Pyrofrost

        Damn, lol, sounds like you’re going to be a busy little bee. You’ve got some very nice adds to your collection.

        • GhostNomad

          My wallet is about to call 911 and press charges of abuse, that’s for damn sure.

          • Pyrofrost

            Oh man, I know that feeling believe me. My wallet will most definitely be screaming after the TGS, that’s for sure xD

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Killer is Dead (working on getting that Platinum :3) and Mind-0.

      • Pyrofrost

        Oh nice, good luck on your plat chase :3
        I also expect a report on Mind-0 once you finish ;)

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Might take a while on that report ><

          I've got basically from now until the 23rd to get the Platinum for KID, then I'll be focusing on the new SRW~

          I REALLY want to make more time for Mind-0, but I'm really more into KID at the moment.

          • Pyrofrost

            Hehe, yeah, I saw your schedule up there. It looks like you’re going to be pretty busy :p

    • 罪罰

      Jet Set Radio Future!

      UNDERSTAND UNDERSTAND
      THE CONCEPT OF LOVE

      • Pyrofrost

        Ohhh, it has been a while since I’ve played that one :3

    • MosquitoLemon

      Mahjong of course! But for videogames I’ll probably play some more Demon’s Souls.

      I want to get a 3DS because of all the sweet games coming out, but I’m like, “OMG I don’t have the time for any of them!”

      • Pyrofrost

        I know right, especially with all these games coming out, it’s starting to feel like the PS2’s time between 2004~2007 xD

        It’s getting to be hard to keep up again.

        • MosquitoLemon

          Exactly, I waited until last Black Friday to get a PS3, and that basically caused a giant spike in my gaming. I can’t imagine what getting another system would do… Vita and 3DS look really nice, but I’ve gotta do other stuff too :O

          • Pyrofrost

            I know what you mean, my back log is going to be stacking even higher and higher with FFXIV starting back up soon.

    • Charlottes Guardian

      A wholeeeee lot of Guild Wars 2!

      The magic is back, and it couldn’t feel better to sink my teeth in 6 hours at a time lol.

      • Pyrofrost

        Oh nice, I know I will be kissing my life goodbye come August 16th myself :p

    • Elvick

      I’ve been playing Dragon’s Crown on PS Vita, but the PS3 version arrived today in the mail too. So I can now switch between them. :3

      Figure I should probably finish it, at LEAST with the Elf (my main/first character) before I dig into Tales of Xillia since it’ll take much longer to beat.

      • Pyrofrost

        Oh very very nice ^^

        Also, I’m sure you will absolutely LOVE Xillia. Also, I remember you being interested in the possibly platting Tokitowa; in relations to Xillia, getting the plat in that game is very very manageable, if you’re interested.

        • Elvick

          I put that game on hold while I played Remember Me, and now I’m into Dragon’s Crown, but I fully intend to beat it and attempt the platinum!

          • Pyrofrost

            Coolness, I just wanted to let you know that Xillia is a very manageable plat as well, for a JRPG. ^_^

            • Elvick

              Cool. I’ll see what it’s like when I get there. :P

    • Azuardo

      I’ve actually gone through some random Wii and GC stuff this past week. Why it took me this long to play Mario Galaxy 2 I’ll never know, but fucking hell, it’s awesome. I’ve beat the game but just collecting the rest of the stars now to go through the secret world.

      Randomly had a quick blast through the start of Resi 2 for some lulz, too.

      Oh and Persona 4 Arena arrived but I’ve yet to play it. I have that, Okami HD and Ni no Kuni next to go through.

      • Pyrofrost

        Very nice ^^
        And nice to hear that Mario Galaxy 2 is so awesome! I haven’t played that one yet.

        However, I can say great things about the latter three. Especially P4A! If you are into the Persona series, they make some excellent additions to the story in that game.

        Of course, Atlus hasn’t come out and confirmed if it’s canon or not. Or an alternate reality, that Atlus loves to do so much.

    • OverlordZetta

      Just Dragon’s Crown. My experience with beat em ups isn’t huge, but I’m loving this one. Definitely a game to remember.

      • Pyrofrost

        Very very nice, I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying it ^^

    • Raiyu

      Tales of Xillia, now I’m about to start either VLR or Shinovi Versus.

      • Pyrofrost

        Ohhhhh, I haven’t played VLR, but I had lots of fun with Shinovi Versus!

    • Kobracon

      DRAGON’S CROWN!

  • McPoo

    Got an Animal Crossing 3DS XL today, it’s beautiful. Can’t believe how much better the console is than the god awful launch version was. I regret getting one of them >_<

    • kuusou yume

      It’s more comfortable to view and hold. I wish I got the ACNL version, but I got my blue one on launch. I can’t go back to the smaller 3DS version

      • McPoo

        The placement of the stylus is about 100 times better too. The start buttons are an improvement as well. It really does make the small look like crap.

        The AC version is really cool :p I love the design on it

  • Pyrofrost

    SEGA! I won’t forget the greatness you have brought us with this wonderful series! Please bring us more! Please bring Ryu ga Gotoku 5 and Ryu ga Gotoku 1&2 to NA and PAL regions.

    I believe this song can express my plea better than any other; those familiar with the series should know this song quite well!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRZQMQVTuSQ

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Oh man, you have no idea. RGG5 is pretty amazing, really. Here’s a wonderful vocal track from it (don’t read the comments though to avoid spoilers):

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsOPo67qB1s

      I basically lost it when I heard it. I’m like, “OH MAH GAWWWWWWD! BOSS FIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!!”, haha. Seriously though, RGG always seems to have some really amazing vocal tracks, even as inserts.

      • Pyrofrost

        Oh, I have it right here mate. I just want the awesomeness spread around ^_~

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Oh, lol. I didn’t know. I thought you were just one of the others that simply wanted it brought over, but didn’t import it :o

          • Pyrofrost

            Nah, I import quite a bit actually, but I just recently changed my PSN. The one you have now is my new one, not the former I no longer used.

            The only game I have on that one so far is Kamen Rider: Battride War

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              Yeeeeeeah… The level 3 trophy status kind of gave that away, haha. I was looking at it thinking to myself, “This must be a new name”, heh.

              • Pyrofrost

                Well, if it means anything at all, Kamen Rider was fun as HELL to play. Especially if you had the TV sound edition!

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Ohhh… Looks like you missed out on the digest book, huh? I just noticed the JP rating instead of the AS one.

          • Pyrofrost

            Was that a preorder/first run bonus? I didn’t order my copy till around Feb.

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              To my knowledge, it only actually came with the Asian version, oddly enough. It’s pretty thick too. Over 200 pages, I think, but it’s mainly just a story digest. You can flip to the end of it and basically find out what happens in the ending of the game.

              It’s just the game summarized in text and pictures.

              • Pyrofrost

                Still that’s nice, I love additional books like that :3

                • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                  I kind of took these in a rush, hence the shadow, lol. I usually keep that out of my pics, but either way… In case you were interested :P

                  Here’s the front.

                  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                    The back

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      Inside (look at how much text there is! It’s because they transcribed all of the story dialogue into the book XD)

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      Aaaaand just to show how thick it is. I just checked and it is over 200 pages, but the last few are ‘memo’ pages if you want to write in it for notes and such.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      That is indeed a very nice piece :3

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      Too bad it’s just a paperweight since you have no reason to read it if you play the game, lol.

                      EDIT: Although… I guess if someone wasn’t interested in the combat system of RGG5, but was interested in the story, maybe you could just give them this to read over the weekend for the story, haha.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Yeah, that’s pretty much what happens to artbooks as well. I Just like them as collectors items. I’m not really into figurines and stuff though.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      That is too awesome; I absolutely love when books come with games like this, or art books, or whatever ^_^

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      Yeah, lol. It came with a special case too, so that’s always nice. It’s a similar case to the kind you get with the Hybrid Discs (see: .hack//Versus, Macross: Do You Remember Love, both of which I own… The Limited Edition for DYRL :o).

    • MosquitoLemon

      Yeah, I am all for more Yakuza, though I can’t really talk since I haven’t even played 3 or 4 yet (and only got about 3/4 through 2). They are too jam-packed with content, hahaa.

    • Kobracon

      Oh god….urge to replay…..rising……

      • Pyrofrost

        If you’re talking about Ryu ga Gotoku 5 (Yakuza 5), it’s truly an amazing game.

        It’s also pretty non-japanese friendly as well if you’re worried about that.Even though you won’t really get the story via the dialog. You will be able to take a lot from all the CS in it; and the game pretty much tells you where to go on the map for pretty much everything. So if you are familiar with Yakuza at all, you would be able to fair pretty well, even with no Japanese knowledge.

        • Kobracon

          That would be the last resort though. I’d like to think Sega will localise it eventually but if by next year there is still no announcement, **** it. By next year my Jap should be at least able to get through half the sentances

          • Pyrofrost

            Indeed, and it’s a game that will take a lot of work in localization. Mainly because there is so much more content in this one than there were in the previous ones. That game is HUGE, lol.

            Btw, I added some fun stuff from the game at the top of the forum. ^_^

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Doing a little self-promotion here, but here goes. I enjoy recording gameplay and such for people to view, but sometimes I guess it feels better knowing people appreciate it, ya know? The internet speed in my current location is pretty much ass, so it takes a bit longer than it should to upload stuff. Not only that, but I have roommates, so… I generally can’t upload anything until late at night when they’re asleep, otherwise they get upset.

    Regardless… I have a little over 100 subscribers on my Youtube channel at the moment and I would really appreciate it if any of you here have a Youtube account and enjoy watching gameplay footage from PS3 titles, imports mostly, then to subscribe to my channel. This is actually my third Youtube account though. I did have another one prior to this which was mostly for PSP gameplay, but it was taken down essentially by Imageepoch for uploading videos of Black Rock Shooter and Final Promise Story.

    My most popular stuff was between The 3rd Birthday and Valkyria Chronicles 3 though. Gametrailers even used some of my footage for both games in a couple of their trailers, which was pretty cool. Granted, they didn’t ASK me first, but it was still kind of neat nevertheless, lol. Anyway, back then I had over 10,000 subscribers, so I guess it felt like I was making more of a difference than I am now.

    I’m just trying to work my way back up, so any help would be much appreciated. I’ll also be including my Facebook page for the Youtube account as well as my Twitter account if you want to follow me there as well. For those interested, I’ll also be including a roadmap of what I have planned for the rest of the year and early 2014. Assume the games will be imports unless otherwise stated.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya
    https://www.facebook.com/gamingherotetsuya
    https://twitter.com/GamingHeroTetsu

    Roadmap for 2013:

    Killer is Dead (August)
    Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin III – Pride of Justice (August)
    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (August)
    Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle (August)
    Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma (October? Still haven’t decided on getting this yet)
    Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns (November)

    Roadmap for 2014:

    Sengoku Basara 4 (TBA 2014)

    • Pyrofrost

      I will be checking you out for sure!
      Though I might have already seen some of your videos and just didn’t know it was you.

      Also, I see you’re doing Sengoku Basara 4, I will be getting that as well ^^

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I followed you on twitter and subscribed on youtube. I’ll do my best to find time and watch some videos. =)

      • Pyrofrost

        Zero, I have a question. You and Sal could probably answer me on this I hope, because I ask people and I never really get an answer.

        What is the purpose of twitter?
        What can someone do on twitter, that they can’t do on Facebook?
        What exactly makes twitter a tool worth using to someone without it? (the prospective of a user ‘you’ to a ‘non-user’ me would be very nice).

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          I just recently revived my twitter account. It’s just typical social media. Twitter is sorta like sending out a text for the world to see. Kinda.

          You have a character limit with each tweet. You can only post so much per tweet. Most people use it to just make quick comments or whatever, but I’ve started using it mostly to tweet about kickstarter projects I support, or retweet other tweet’s from gematsu and stuff.

          Twitter is less complicated than facebook. I suppose it’s mostly for quick social media use. Some people use it all day, but you can just make a quick tweet or post a quick picture on it.

          I hope that helps explain it a little bit lol…

          • Pyrofrost

            Thank you. I appreciate the input and I may look at making one very soon ^_^

          • LastBoss

            Can I add you on Facebook Zero

            • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

              I don’t really have one. I’m never on facebook.

          • Pyrofrost

            Oh you can add me on FB as well Zero. I would love to have you:
            https://www.facebook.com/ShinkuTachi

            • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

              I would but I don’t really have much of a facebook. I’m not on it much, and it’s really just there for my family members. lol

              • Pyrofrost

                Oh ok, that’s no problem. I do understand. ^^

        • MosquitoLemon

          I know you didn’t ask me, but Twitter allows you to follow certain people who can give you news or links relevant to your interests. So long as people haven’t blocked their accounts, you can follow their conversations as well.

          I never got into Facebook, but Twitter is like my #1 mode of communication.

          • Pyrofrost

            Thank you for taking the time to provide input. I may be convinced to make one now ;)

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Just to give an outsider’s input here… Twitter is actually a bit more popular in Japan as opposed to Facebook. You know, kind of like how DeviantArt is more popular in North America and Pixiv is more popular in Japan. I use Twitter as another form of communicating with people because I know there are some people out there that prefer Twitter over Facebook and vice versa.

          I did actually open a personal Twitter account a year or so ago, but it didn’t get much use. I didn’t see the point in reposting what I basically already posted on my Facebook (not only that, but there’s a character limitation too). Twitter is a simple way for people to follow updates for my channel though and can easily find my videos with the use of the hashtag (such as searching for #killerisdead and finding my playthrough). While Facebook has incorporated the hashtag into their system as well… It’s not quite as used as it is on Twitter and probably never will be.

          • Pyrofrost

            Thank you for taking the time to tell me more. I will definitely be looking into making one of my own :)

    • LastBoss

      Tetsuya what is your Facebook name, and can I add you?

  • EX+

    Is anyone else craving Haruhi Suzumiya season 3?

    • Eclipse

      I’d absolutely love a 3rd season of Suzumiya Haruhi~!

      However, KyoAni is currently busy with Free!, Kyoukai no Kanata in October and the Chu-2 film in September (as well as its 2nd season).

      I doubt we’re going to be seeing a 3rd season anytime soon >_<

  • bloodiOS

    Just got done watching Elysium and I found it to be rather average. I mean sure, I had a good time watching since there were a lot of actions to keep me on my seat but overall, it just wasn’t anything special. I don’t know, I guess I was just expecting something better.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Hello Open Forum! I hope everyone is having a nice Friday.

    I just wanted to drop in and discuss future rewards a little bit.
    Please, keep reading this!

    Our first Gematsu contest is up. I’m sure most of you have already seen it.

    http://gematsu.com/2013/08/win-final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-plus-one-year-sub

    I have more contest ideas floating around in my head. In fact, another contest is coming up next month!

    Since the contests are open to everyone. I’m sure a few of you might be asking. What about us? The regulars who support Gematsu?

    I’ve already thought about this.

    I’ve decided that very soon I will start a new event for the Open Forum called surprise giveaway.

    All you have to do is keep posting in the Open Forum per usual.

    I will pick a random OF during the month, possibly more than once, and I will make a post in it saying –

    This week’s open forum is a surprise giveaway. Or something like that. My post will have a little icon. It will likely be a small little present box or something.

    The following Open Forum will have that same icon in the top right hand corner of that week’s OF picture. (For example. Take a look at this week’s image. It would be to the right of the Knight’s head. Just imagine a little present icon sitting there.)

    The icon will be in the OF picture to remind everyone. Oh? Last week was a surprise giveaway OF? I forgot. The icon means that the winners will be posted in this Open Forum.

    (For example. If OF # 65 is a surprise giveaway open forum. The winners will be posted in OF #66.)

    I will count every single post in the Open Forum. I’ll be going in a order from oldest to newest. I’ll then give each post a number. I’ll put those numbers into a random number generator like this – http://www.random.org/integers/

    The top numbers will win. If the top number is 45. Whoever made post #45 will win.

    Like I said, all you have to do is keep posting. It’s that simple. =) The more you post, the more chances you have to win.

    I’ll be contacting the winners via email. If that doesn’t work out, I’ll reply to the winners here on Gematsu and have them send me an email.

    Okay, now we need to discuss prizes. The actual prizes will vary. I hate to be a bit of a downer here, but the prizes won’t be crazy extravagant.
    Sometimes, I might have a game as the main prize. Other times, I might not. Most of the time I will be providing gift cards as the prize. Some giveaways will have 3 prizes, others will just have 2.

    Now, I want to make sure the winners can use the prizes. If the prize is a game they don’t need, I’ll supply them with a gift card for the same amount instead. I’m also going to allow the winners to pick where they want the gift card from. Let’s say you win a $20 Gift Card. Do you want it from amazon, how about credit on PSN instead? Wait, what if none of that works for me? Find something online that matches the price of the prize, I’ll allow you to swap for it.

    Whew, that took much longer to type out than I expected. Anyways. I need feedback here. Does this sound good? I’m pretty excited about this.

    Thanks for supporting Gematsu!

    • DesmaX

      Yeah, that’s pretty neat. I’m not interested in ARR, so I’ll not participate in the first one, but I’d like to see more.

      And, yeah, digital cards would be for the best too, especially since not everyone here is from US

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Thanks for the feedback. ^^

    • Charlottes Guardian

      Prizes just for being part of an awesome community?

      I F%$#ing love Gematsu. Thanks zero!

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Thanks for supporting Gematsu. =)

    • Pyrofrost

      You really are taking initiative on this Zero, I approve ^_^

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Thanks. I really wanted to bring in new ideas for rewards. :)

        • Pyrofrost

          You’re quite welcome, and yes I remember you’ve been talking about doing this for a while. It’s great seeing those ideas come to life.

    • Locksus

      Wow, I admire you for doing this! Gosh, feels like it’s been ages since I became a member of Gematsu, but it’s been awesome to see the site come such a long way.
      Keep up the good work!

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Thanks! It has come a long way. I just want to see it keep growing. I’m hoping my ideas can help.

        • Locksus

          I really hope so too. It’s always nice if you mods come up with great ideas. It helps to keep things fresh.

    • Kobracon

      Wow. Does Gematsu really have the finances for all this?

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I’m the prize guy. I should be fine, At the very least, I don’t foresee any issues keeping up with the open forum giveaways.

        At the same time, it’s also the reason I can’t really offer extravagant rewards. You know, stuff like – This month’s winners all get a PlayStation Vita! That would be awesome, but I’m not rich.

        The big contests I might have to spread out a bit. Right now, I see November as the most challenging month. It typically is every year, but especially this year. Since I plan to buy a PS4 and stuff, which is 400 + dollars. xD

        I know some people wonder why? Why should I do this? Well, I want to is the simple answer. I know times are tough, and not everyone is in the same position that I am. Sure, some are way better off than I, but most are struggling financially.

        If I can brighten someones day or week just a little, that’s enough for me. You know, maybe I can help someone buy that new game, or win that new game, the one they just can’t afford.

        I also want to give back to the Gematsu community. Having a good website is kinda like a team game. It takes dedicated staff, but you also need a solid community. If no one was reading or commenting on the articles, what would be the point?

        I don’t think enough websites reward the community. Lots of people post on other big name websites, but I don’t see them giving back very often, if at all. That bothers me. Why? Well, they have the funds to do so, but they just don’t seem to care. Some even act like the community is not important. I hope that by rewarding the community here at Gematsu, it might result in other websites doing the same thing, well… more often at least.

        For now, it’s something Gematsu is going to do. I hope it helps separate us from the pack in a positive way.

        • Kobracon

          Dude STOP! You broke my respect meter….the bar flew off the top and it just keeps going till it pierces the heavens….

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            Thanks, Kobra. I appreciate it.

            One problem! Now all I can think of is Gurren Lagann. lol

            • Kobracon

              Twas the intention all along, friend :D

        • Tetsu

          You are amazing Zero!
          I really appreciate your devotion and kindness, and your love of the community!

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            Thank You! =)

  • PrinceHeir
    • Raoni Marques

      Oh my god, I envy you so much, man! I wanted the artbook bad!
      How good is it??

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Nice. I posted my pictures in the Xillia Dragon’s Crown thread. You have already seen them, but I’ll link the pictures here for others.

      First up is Tales of Xillia CE followed by Dragon’s Crown. All sitting on my hoodie. He got to be my picture friend this week. xD

      • PrinceHeir

        lol it’s the same cardboard box that came mine.

        from amazon :P

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          With the Dragon’s Crown Artworks? I kinda appreciate amazon sealing it up with that. It really helps keep the book in good condition during shipping. ^^

          • PrinceHeir

            yup!

    • Pyrofrost

      Hahaha, way to go my Prince~ ^_~

  • EX+

    You know all of those features M$ was marketing? Yeah. Ya need gold to access them and the features themsleves are behind a pay wall. Tootsie roll to that.
    I seriously think MS just needs to leave the industry. There’s too much competition, consoles PC and my most hated mobile. MS and mobile games needto leave. PC is good but I don’t use it that much BTW. I prefer consoles. Why MS? Because they really don’t care about gaming and they have some seriously shady buisness practices (or nickel and diming). They’re making sure everyone is online at all times so that they can reimplement the DRM when the sell enough units. With so many eaters, they’re not enough pie, which is why devs are complaining about how much it costs to make games. Our attention is too scattered. Money is going to the wrong places (MS and mobile gaming). Devs are having to port games to too many platforms. Microsoft moneyhat everywhere as well. I just hope by the ninth gen of gaming, we can have PS5 get tons of 3rd party and 1st party exclusives. Nintendo should keep making consoles but dominate in handhelds and MS should be gone. It’s startingto get annoying. Thereare too many multiplats. MS moneybagged FFXV and KH3 already and if Yakuza 6 gets announced. it mightbe a multiplat. Same goes for MGS5. Those should all be PS exclusives like they were when they started. Anyway what do you guys think? Competiton isn’t always good for the industry. MS did put Sony back on track with the 360 but they’re not needed anymore. It’stime for them to leave.

  • Raoni Marques

    Thought I wouldn’t be able to grab Dragon’s Crown this month, but decided to spend a little money and got it for Vita. I’m barely 2 hours into the game, but I’m having a blast. The combat system is amazing, the story telling is great, and the graphics are gorgeous. What else do you need in a game??

    On the other hand, I’m not recieving my copy of Xillia until the 15th or so, since the stores here in Brazil had a little trouble with imports and crap…I’m so eager to play the damn thing right now!

  • DesmaX

    NISA will be doing a livestream of Disgaea D2 today, at 4:30pm on
    their timeline ( http://www.twitch.tv/nisamerica ), but, sadly, I’m not
    gonna be at home (I’m just leaving now, but I’ll be with my cellphone,
    so I can still use the internet), so I just wanted to ask something from
    you guys (If it’s not too much hassle):

    Can you guys
    ask about Guided Fate Paradox, or Soul Nomad on PS2 Classics for me? The
    day I was able to watch one of their livestreams, people were asking
    them questions about other games and they were answering, so I think
    this is the best method to get answers from them.

    Thank you, and sorry for the trouble

    • kuusou yume

      I really want to get D2 but I know they will eventually release a Vita port. So I’m kinda stuck on getting it or not :/

      • Kuma Kabo

        I hated playing Disgaea 3 on my Vita. It’s a game that requires a lot of grinding if you don’t know what you’re doing, and a lot of grinding is time-consuming, which doesn’t mesh well with battery limitations.

        I really want to get D2, but I’m afraid it might not be in ye olde budget since ye olde job is no more.

        • Kefkiroth

          Strange, I prefer grinding on portables due to the convenience of on-the-go, and the Vita’s battery life isn’t an issue as I’m always near an outlet before its battery runs out.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I also received this as an unexpected gift this week. Well… sorta… lol. It’s a long story. I’m very happy to have it. :)

    • kuusou yume

      I WANT THAT! Even though I have the PS2 collection and the PS3 early HD collection, oh, and the Vita one :(

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I have the HD collection with the art book too. I also have the Essentials collection someplace, and the MGS 4 Limited Edition. I’m a big fan of the series as you can tell. =)

        • kuusou yume

          Hahhaa! Yeah, it’s one of my fav sagas. Can’t wait for MGS5

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            I even bought the Peace Walker PSP Limited Edition. Even though I didn’t have a PSP… lol

            I can’t find the game for some reason, but I did find the limited edition itself. I think I might have let my sister borrow the game years ago. She has a PSP that I bought her one year for her birthday. lol

            I still couldn’t play the UMD even if I had it. =P

    • LastBoss

      I’ll be picking a copy up soon.

    • PrinceHeir

      awesome stuff :D

      i got both US and JPN versions :)

      https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Qs7JkBPpiLM/UgV3Db6ICfI/AAAAAAAAJrY/pqal21WJaxA/s912/153_2576.JPG

      that’s why i asked last open forum on how to make a JPN account :)

  • Locksus

    I’ve been playing Fire Emblem Awakening quite a lot lately and I’m on my second playthrough on hard/classic. It was quite a lot of harder than normal at first, but it’s getting easier as I progress through the main story. I just had to rely on Frederick on the first couple levels :p

    Oh, and Nowi is super cute.

  • kuusou yume

    Sony needs to be better at marketing. Even these small daily news articles about Xbox One is smart of Microsoft. If you don’t keep the fire burning it will go out.

    • Elvick

      But… Sony has been doing well at keep up the hype… and they started the ball rolling way earlier than MS did.

      Gamescom isn’t that far away, and then there’s TGS, and that’ll probably be far better for PS4 than it is for XBox One.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Actually, I think you misinterpret why there have been many news articles featuring Microsoft lately. It’s because they WANT to put that fire out, not keep it going. They’ve basically been in ‘damage control’ for a few months now, trying to backpedal and get people on their good side again before their console goes on the shelves. The only reason you don’t see Sony doing this is because, well, frankly… They’re sitting in a very comfortable position. Between the rather affordable pricetag and awesome features the PS4 is offering, they don’t really need to tell us anything else right now.

      TGS will have a keynote for the PS4, but I doubt we’ll hear much else after next month.

  • Locksus

    Has anyone here been lucky enough to get into WildStar’s Beta? I’m eagerly anticipating the game and seriosuly, the wait is killing me. I’ll most likely buy FF XIV once it releases and play it with a couple of my friends.
    It’s been so long since I’ve been this excited for something!

  • Karysonson

    Since Zero was talking about putting pics on our collections I decided to upload mine.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Very nice. I really need to get something like that for my collection of games. lol

    • Kuma Kabo

      What Japanese PS3 games are there? I only have EX Troopers & .hack//VS. EX Troopers is totally worth it, .hack//VS is more…for collecting purposes.

      • Karysonson

        tales of xillia 2 and one piece kaizoku musou

        • Pyrofrost

          Now that you mention Tales of Xillia 2; I’ve got to say, as much as I loved Xillia, the second is superior imo.

          • Karysonson

            Yeah I gotta agree there

            • Pyrofrost

              And might I add that the secret dungeon was fun as hell :p

            • Pyrofrost

              They totally could have called this saga; Tales of Kresnik!

              Oh, and finding those cats was lots of fun too especially some of the names.

  • kuusou yume

    I finished SMTIV (one ending) and will spend this entire weekend with Xillia

  • LordKaiser

    Talking more about Dragon’s Crown I must thank Atlus for not paying attention to Kotaku and release the game uncensored. (You poke NPCs on the 2nd run) But I fear that thanks to Kotaku and Jason Schreier , Kamitani will tone down their work or Vainilla and Atlus may give us censored version of their games from now on.

    This game is awesome and I like the fact that it have puzzles and breakable walls and other secrets to discover (a feature lost in today’s RPGs)

    *Edit*

    I heard rumors that a patch was releasing on Japan. Is this true?

    • Kuma Kabo

      I don’t think Atlus would have the resources to do something like that on a game that is presumably this expensive for them anyway.

    • Pyrofrost

      I wouldn’t worry about it so much LordKaiser. For some reason, shitting on Japanese gaming has been a shtick for major gaming publications in the West for quite some time.

      In fact, the only one that doesn’t do it, outside of our niche JP gaming news providers like Gematsu, Siliconera, formerly Andriasang, and etc; is Destructoid. So I wouldn’t worry about Kotaku having an effect; if anything, Schreier’s little stunt was a shitload of free advertisement. Same with that other asshole and the gaffers who tried to shit on Killer is Dead, it’s just free advertisement.

      So I wouldn’t worry about Kamitani. If he was at all afraid of Schreier, Kotaku, or anyone else; he would not have responded to Schreier with this.

  • Charlottes Guardian

    OH. I forget about this but now I remember. My fellow Gematsu-ers. Would you guys be interested in seeing picture of my game room in my house? I’m quite proud of it after all the hard work. The walls are completely covered with game informer covers and posters. Theres a shelf with a bunch of consoles. 3 xboxs hooked up. 3 TVs, glass desks with game covers under them so you can see them, homemade lamp made out of a developer signed borderlands 2 box, video game cover crown molding as I like to call it, samurai swords, big swords, a break in case of zombies case, and other stuff lol xD

    But yeah, if you guys are interested, I’d love to show you :D

    • LadyK

      Wow that sounds quite impressive ^o^ I want to seeeeee :3

    • new_tradition

      I have fantasies about making my own hobby room, so I’d be interested in seeing others :3

      • Kuma Kabo

        I was considering turning my laundry room into my hobby room, but then I remembered my apartment is small so my entire apartment is my hobby room.

  • LastBoss

    Can we send private messages yet?

    • McPoo

      I’ll PM you, hang on.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      On Disqus? I don’t think so.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Battle selection #8 has been released for

    スーパーロボット大戦OGサーガ 魔装機神Ⅲ PRIDE OF JUSTICE c:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gV7Yycr8-ZA

  • shogunknight

    No news update of the potential buyers of Atlus corporation, wasnt it this week they were supposed to call out the remaining interested buyers? Theyve gone silent…..too silent

    • alangato

      I was wondering about that too!! I really want to know who were all those potential buyers ….>.<

    • 罪罰

      [SILENCE INTENSIFIES]

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        [SCREAMING INTERNALLY]

    • confused_wanderer

      I think a read a rumor that sega was gearing up for a take over. But just a rumor.

      • Sundial

        I hope Sega doesn’t buy…

        • confused_wanderer

          Out of curiosity why wouldn’t u want sega to buy them?

          • Sundial

            This image will explain everything.

            • shogunknight

              If thats the case all successful crossovers would have never existed

    • Pyrofrost

      According to sources familiar with the situation, the plan is to narrow
      down candidates as early as next week and determine the business
      transfer by the end of August.
      We could very well be dealing with a lot of silence right up to the end of the month.

      **Source: http://gematsu.com/2013/08/report-about-20-companies-sega-interest-atlus-bid-20-billion-yen

      Personally, I’m less worried about who comes out swinging early; and I’m more worried about who is going to come right up at the end and offer a fat ass wad of cash.

    • Eclipse

      I’m not quite sure how reputable this site is, but here’s a link for the top bidders: http://japanimate.com/Entry/3048

      What I’ve found particularly interesting was that Nintendo and Sega were the only gaming companies listed there.

      • shogunknight

        Ah, this sheds some light (may not be legit though). Thanks, from the list i see some notable companies
        1. Production I.G (Current animators of shingeki no kyoujin)
        2. ASCII Media works
        3. Enterbrain (creators of the engine used for vanguard princess)
        4. GREE (Currently makes mobile/social games i think)
        5. Aniplex (Just like production IG)
        6. Sega and Nintendo (only the major gaming company here)

        If this is true, Sega and Nintendo may have it quite tough. Those other companies really have a lot of cash

        • LordKaiser

          Enterbrain is more known for their RPG Maker series of engines than for Figther maker 2nd used on that game. My avatar is from RPG Maker VX.

          Regardless that a nice info but i don’t want Nintendo to get Atlus. I don’t want Atlus game exclusives to a single console or handheld.

          SEGA may use Atlus to maintain Phantasy Star Online 2 servers in America but it won’t do good to Atlus and I don’t like the American branch of SEGA.

          Gree should stay the fk away and any other social game company.

          ASCII MW is also in some way Enterbrain so they have 2 runners after it.

  • Krimson4eva

    Ubuntu Edge check it out and donate gamers http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge?c=comments

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Just for kicks, since this is the open forum and all, and people probably already know where my avatar is from… Maybe I’ll post the rest of my vinyl collection some day, lol. I actually have a couple of rare video game vinyl from the 80’s which are pretty hard to come by among my collection. I spent $90+ on one of them cause it’s in such good condition and really hard to find :3

    GODMAAAAAAAAAARS

    • Kobracon

      After SRW Z2 Hakai and Saisei-hen, I can never forget Godmars

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Haha. SRW Z made me interested in Godmars actually, so I watched the anime. It’s pretty nice, but the animation can be a little cheesy at times. Now it’s more amusing to see it “move” in SRW Z because when it first appears on the map, during the battle animation, it moves like a brick.

        The arms and legs don’t move at all, lol. I see now that it was a nod to the original animation since it’s the same way! It’s kind of funny that the unit doesn’t really move properly unless it attacks.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      I guess I’ll go ahead and show the other pics for it since the original owner kept the booklet (as well as the obi as you can see on the cover) that came with it, which is nice.

      The record is basically composed of vocal themes with dramas in between tracks between the characters, basically saying stuff from the show, so that’s cool :o

      Anyway, here’s the back.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Booklet (page 1)

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Booklet (page 2)

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Booklet (page 3)

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              Booklet (page 4)

              • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                Booklet (page 5)

                • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                  Booklet (page 6)

                  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                    Side 1 (came in excellent condition, so it hardly required me to even do any cleaning)

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      Side 2

    • MosquitoLemon

      LOL, I was playing Dai-ni-ji SRTZ the other day and was like, “I know that guy from somewhere”

  • Karysonson

    Hey guyz in 38 days around TGS13 there will apparently be a kingdom hearts announcement

    destati.jp

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Oh, right. This is totally random, but I’ve been checking the leaderboard for Killer is Dead from time to time when I play and I just noticed I’m in the top 150 at the moment out of 10,000+ players :3

    I just finished my 2nd playthrough on Hard, so I’ll be starting Very Hard soon which will give me more rewards and points! Maybe I can make it in the top 100 ;w;

    Reminds me of the time I was in the top 5 for Mahjong Dream Club in using Setsu online and in the top 50 overall for score >w<

  • LightBreaker Sempai

    Hay guys omg i love this depression so awesome! a lot of stuff going on in here! great from Dragon Crown to Yakuza all the way to Guild Wars 2 and game collections great keep it up! 1 question how do you PM here?

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Disqus doesn’t really have a PM system. =/

      • LightBreaker Sempai

        I understand ok thanks for the reply

  • Guest

    So when do you guys think Yakuza 5 will be out? any guesses

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    It has been a rather eventful day it seems! I just got my acceptance e-mail from Square-Enix with a product code for the PS3 version of Phase 4 for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Phase 4 will begin on the 17th and end on the 19th, but Phase 3 players will get to sign in on the 16th :3

    Level cap is 20, so that should easily be doable in that timeframe. Plus, your character carries over into the full game, so there’s that.

    • LightBreaker Sempai

      Great friend congratulations!

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Downloading now. 6.3 GB @w@

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Y U NO SPEED UP?

        (to be fair, it doesn’t matter since I can’t play until the 16th anyway, but still, lol)

        • Pyrofrost

          Not to mention you’re also going to have this big ass update to the game client right before we start playing.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            That’s not a problem. I did that during Phase 3 as well, lol. I’d rather update it early before all the traffic rolls in, trying to download the big update an hour before it goes live or something ><

            They usually release a small update a couple of hours or so before the servers go up anyway.

            • Pyrofrost

              Yeah, I think this update will be pretty big though. PS3 owners are going to need 12 gigs and PC users are going to need 20 gigs.

              So I’m assuming that will mean that we need 24 gigs open and PC will need 40 gigs open.
              For initial DL and install.

              • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                Well, I’ve currently got about 24 GB free out of my 120GB or so. Once I finish up Killer is Dead, I’ll delete that game data and free up around 4.5GB.

                • Pyrofrost

                  Yeah, I’m like you though; I like to get that stuff done early as possible. I haven’t gotten a code yet though.

                  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                    Well, keep your eyes peeled. I know some NA players that have gotten theirs already, but they’re letting Japan use their product codes first for some reason.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Oh, I’m checking my email daily. Hell, I didn’t get my P3 invite until literally start date, lol. So I’m just watching and waiting. xD

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Oh Tetsuya, did you get the specially made FFXIV PS3 theme that was released?

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      Nope. I’ll stick with my E.X. Troopers theme :3

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Oh ok, I just wanted to see if you were interested in it.

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      No problem! I understand~

        • Pyrofrost

          Tetsuya, can you please give me an idea of what your email said, so I can know when I get mine. I want to make sure I don’t miss it.

          Thanks in advance.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Sure. I’ve removed the promo code, despite it already being used :P

            “※このメールは、ファイナルファンタジーXIV: 新生エオルゼア βテスターにご応募いただいたメールアドレス宛にお送りしていま
            す。内容にお心当たりがない場合には、当メールを破棄していただきますようお願いいたします。

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            【ご注意】

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            ※本メールアドレスは送信専用です。本メールに返信いただいてもご回答はできませんのであらかじめご了承ください。”

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              Also, there was a small patch to download at the beginning from 8.7.2013. It was only 9 MB or so though. It won’t even let me start the launcher at the moment.

              It keeps asking for my product code if I try. It’s probably for early access codes. Come the 16th though, it should be working for those who were in phase 3, then they will probably shut it down again on the 19th.

            • Pyrofrost

              Oh, thank you very much man. I see there will be absolutely no mistaking this letter when it comes.
              Thanks again man. You’ve put me at ease.

              • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                Yeah, pretty hard to miss, haha.

                EDIT: Oh, actually… You MIGHT want to keep an eye on your Junk/Spam folder too. I heard some people getting the e-mail in there. I didn’t have that problem since I use gmail and have their address flagged so anything they send goes straight to my Inbox.

                • Pyrofrost

                  Thank you very much my friend. I generally don’t think to do that. I will keep that in mind.

    • Elvick

      I had to remove the beta, it took up too much room on my harddrive. ):

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        You had to remove the beta from phase 3 anyway :P

        It wouldn’t work for phase 4, lol.

  • Guest

    I’m been playing well Naruto Storm 3 as usual ^^
    I play Online a lot i started from Storm 2 all the way till Gen so far going well
    If you want to know my rank just ask hehe
    I’ll give a tip the rank takes a long time to be achieved xD

  • LordKaiser
    • Guest

      I think it will be great

    • Pyrofrost

      I think I’m ready for a release date to be announced :p

  • LightBreaker Sempai

    So what you guys think of Tales Of Xillia so far??

    • DichaTesoro

      I’m very happy to be able to finally play the game and am.really liking it so far. Only done nine hours or so since I like to take my time. Shinys, chests, and battles seem to be taking up most of my time with the game.
      Anyway, it’s very pretty, I love the color tone and design used, and the music is way better than Sakuraba’s other work in the series.
      The characters are all really good so far—I just got Rowen. Alvin is my favorite though followed by Elize. And I don’t get why people don’t like Milla’s voice—a little bit maybe—I think it fits her.
      What about you, what do you think of it?

      • LightBreaker Sempai

        Nice i am glad I don’t have it yet will get it soon

    • KingNigma

      Only 6 hours in but I’m enjoying it. Fighting took be a while adjust to after playing Graces. Milla’s voice isn’t as bad I people made it out to be but it is different. Alvin’s awesome and so is the overworld music.

  • Nice Boat

    A bit late but I watched Iron Man 3 thanks to the conflict and action scenes. I found it better than Iron Man 2 but it was far from being the best superhero movie. Well my problems were something about Tony Stark’s lack of development which resulted in poor decisions and lack of reactions. The villain was kind of forgettable with the exception of his powers. Also, leaving this vid here.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUYW0JyzydA

  • Kobracon

    I’ve been doing nothing but Dragon’s Crown everyday. Its just that good. Already on Infernal difficulty with my lovely Amazon (lvl 68).

    Online is either dying, I’ve been playing at the wrong times, or ppl are still at the lower difficulties, but I haven’t run into a single online partner lately. Not even Japanese guys, Getting kinda lonely ._.

  • Willgaea

    So I’m watching “Haunted History” on H2 and the main focus is about a Wine box called thats called the Divic Box or Dibic. This box opens at night and gives people the same nightmares. I believe it’s a mimic.

    Follow up: It’s Called the Dibbuk box.

  • DesmaX

    Well, since people here is posting their collections, I’ll just do it too

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Hahaha. I already feel like I’m monopolizing the thread here just by posting up the pictures of my Best of Godmars record. I’d basically fill the whole page up if I posted the rest of my vinyl records. I don’t have THAT many Video Game or Anime records though, so maybe I could just settle for posting those~

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Nice. =)

  • bloodiOS

    Anyone looking forward to this?

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/yatagarasu-attack-on-cataclysm

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      I tried it a few years ago during the beta testing phase. It was alright, but SnK type fighters are hit-and-miss with me. I used to like KoF, but now… Not so much.

      This has the potential to be good, but in the end… It will probably remain under the radar as a poverty fighter, so even if it is good, hardly anybody will know anyway.

      • bloodiOS

        I personally just hope it’ll earn enough fame to warrant a console port =P

    • MosquitoLemon

      Looks interesting, but I’m having such a blast with KOFXIII that I don’t think I can handle another 2D fighter, hahaha.

  • Pyrofrost

    I’m gonna show off one of my favorite parts of Yakuza 5. The guy playing isn’t that great, but it makes the point. This part of the game was really lots of fun to me. There is a total of 3 main songs.

    Link: http://youtu.be/65LLsclOaow?t=2m26s

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Well, since others have done it… I guess I’ll throw my hat into the ring, lol. Just know that it would have been a little bigger than this had I not sold/given away a few of my games. Off the top of my head, I no longer have:

    Ys I&II Chronicles (PS2), Ys III: Wanders of Ys (PS2), Ys IV: Mask of the Sun (PS2), Get Backers Dakkanoku: Ubawareta Mugen Shiro (PS2), Guilty Gear X Plus (PS2), Wild Arms: Alter Code F (PS2), Atelier Iris (PS2), Gradius III&IV (PS2), R-TYPE (PS2), Project Justice (Dreamcast), Record of Lodoss War (Dreamcast), Metal Gear Solid 4 (PS3), Sengoku Basara 3 (PS3), Gundam: Battlefield Record U.C. 0081 (PS3), Hokuto Musou (PS3), Nier (PS3), Final Fantasy XIII (PS3), Dead or Alive 4 (360), iDOLM@STER: Live For You! (360), and I’m sure there’s something I’m missing here, but that’s all I can think of off the top of my head.

    If you have any questions regarding what’s what in the picture, feel free to ask. Some of the stuff may be hard to see and there is a stack on the top sort of blocked out, lol.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      I mainly just took the picture for PS3 games in the front mostly anyway. The stuff on the top shelf is mostly JP PS2 imports and some domestic ones too.

      • LastBoss

        You used to go by Godmars?!

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          What? No ._.

          I’ve been using the alias ‘TetsuyaHikari’ for 5+ years, lol.

          • LastBoss

            Lmao, OK no harm, just asking had to clear that up!!

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              Don’t mind, haha.

              • LastBoss

                I just subbed your YouTube page!!

                • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                  Thank you for the support ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

                  • LastBoss

                    Yup! Do you have a link to your FB page?

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      That can be found on my Youtube channel. Just check the icons on the banner.

    • shogunknight

      Zzzat corllection. Aha, i see
      vita
      Persona
      yakuza
      virtua fighter
      .
      ..
      …well, i guess its time to see the optician

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        I have NO idea what you just said @w@

        • shogunknight

          optician? eye doctor
          zzat corllection? cats way of saying ‘that collection’
          Heh, might try this too

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Ah. Well, I’m aware of an optician is. I just wasn’t sure why you mentioned it in your post, lol.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Awesome collection. I’m kinda jealous again. lol

    • MosquitoLemon

      I see Touge no Densetsu, but do you have KB2: Chain Reaction? It is my all-time favoritest favorite game of all time.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Nah. My friend had it, which is what got me to import the next one. Well, that and the fact that I had been playing Battle Gear before then, heh.

        • MosquitoLemon

          I’m kinda sad they never did a port of Battle Gear 4, that was my jam.

          Anyway I love KB2 to no end, but it’s JP only. If you ever find a cheap copy on ebay or something, do not hesitate to pick it up.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Yeah, I wish they would have ported Battle Gear 4. I kept waiting and waiting, but alas… They never did, lol. It’s a shame we don’t really have any kind of touge game for PS3 though.

            I don’t really count Initial D: Extreme Stage since it feels like you’re on ice the whole time. The physics in that game were just terrible. I stuck with Street Stage for PSP, lol.

            • MosquitoLemon

              Yes exactly! Street Stage is actually halfway decent, probably because they understand you’re not going to have a racing wheel attached to the PSP, hahaha.

              But yeah, no real touge racers (or even decent street racers) for PS3 is the ultimate sadness. 360 got Shutokou Battle X (which is where my user name is from), which probably would have done well on the PS3. Now Genki is gone :

  • Budgiecat

    Wait…..am I the only one in sheer anticipation for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure at the end of this month???

    *practices poses*

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Yes.

    • Zancrow

      No, I’m hyped, too, but I can’t import it, yet, goddamnit!

      • Budgiecat

        I have it preordered on Play-Asia. hopefully they don’t screw me over like they did last time with Hokuto no Ken 2

        • Zancrow

          What did they do?

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Sorry to hear about that. For the record, I am hyped as well. I’m just more excited about the new SRW I’ll be playing before ASB arrives, lol. Also, do you really mean Hokuto no Ken 2 the anime or did you mean Shin Hokuto Musou?

          @w@

    • Kobracon

      Hell no! I’ve been reading JoJo furiously to catch up and not be spoiled when I get the game!

  • Pyrofrost

    I guess I will post a little piece of my collection as well then. I can’t really post them all though; because, rather than keeping my games on conventional linear shelves. I have a couple of 6 foot tall rotating DVD shelves, like you would find in a retail store. I was able to get them for free from a store I once worked at, and it saved me from having to buy a shelf to keep my games.

    However, knowing how much our community loves the ‘Tales of’ series, I will at least show my Tales collection. ^_^

    • Pyrofrost
      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        I was about to wave my finger at you for not getting Tales of Rebirth for PS2, but I see you got the PSP port, lol. I still don’t see Symphonia for PS2 though =3=

        • Pyrofrost

          Opps, can’t believe I forgot Symphonia, it was sorta buried in my shelf xD

          (I didn’t get the PS2 version because I don’t gave a JP PS2 or a fat PS2 to use swap magic on).

          • Guest

            Ha , I knew something was missing :P

          • LordKaiser

            you won’t need 1 now.

        • MosquitoLemon

          LOL, I made my friend get a copy of Rebirth that was in a Mandarake ‘bargain’ bin. 80 yen, lol.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Very nice. I’m kinda jealous. xD

        • Pyrofrost

          Hehehe, I guess I’m kinda infatuated with the series. I have a friend on Facebook, and he is pretty much the same way about Falcom. He has like, every production of every Falcom game ever.

          He has every Kiseki game, which I’m kinda jealous of xD

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Seems like he’d brag more about his Ys collection since there are more of them, but honestly… I doubt he has every Ys. He’s probably missing Ys I for the X68000 or Ys Typing for example, lol.

            • Pyrofrost

              I don’t know the specifics, I’ve just seen them all and he has YS game reaching back REALLY far in the 80’s. I was just mentioning Kiseki specifically, because that’s what I’m jealous of :p

              He’s an uber Falcom fan though. I really don’t know anyone who likes Falcom more than him.

              • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                That’s easy. Ys started in the 80’s, but it was made for a multitude of platforms. NES, PC-88, X68000, MSX2, so forth and so on. Plus, there were a TON of remakes for each installment.

          • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

            I’m jealous with you both. Kiseki and Tales are currently my number 1 J-RPG, yet unable to play them all.

            • Pyrofrost

              Haha, I know what you mean.
              Some of my friends have lots of games I wish I had. Of course, they had also went out of their way to import consoles and such.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Also, I guess I should go ahead and show off my rare vinyl I was mentioning earlier since it would probably make your friend flip his shit, lol. It took me FOREVER to find it and it cost a pretty penny, but it was TOTALLY worth it and sounds great. The previous owner took real good care of it ^w^

            Here is the front outer sleeve.

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              Back of the outer sleeve

              • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                Insert (front)

                • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                  Insert (back)

                  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                    Side 1

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      Side 2

            • Pyrofrost

              Man, this is really nice O_O
              I personally haven’t owned a vinyl in AGES; and when I did, it wasn’t anything this cool.

              • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                I’ve noticed finding vinyl for video games from the 80’s is pretty difficult actually. I’m STILL trying to find the vinyl ‘Music from Ys’. I’ve seen the CD for sale a few times, but I want the record D:

                Here’s another one so rare you can’t even find the catalog number with a full track list online. I wasn’t actually familiar with it, but I snagged it since the guy I bought it from was selling it for $20 in excellent condition. It actually turned out to be pretty nice music and it also helps that most people don’t even know what the hell it is, lol.

                • Pyrofrost

                  lol, I don’t even know what it is myself xD

      • Bobby Jennings

        Well here’s mine(it’s also a few other games but eh, who cares :P.also two copies of Xillia 2 in it. See if you can spot it :P

        • Pyrofrost

          Very naisu~

          Also, I spy that 2nd Xillia 2 in that case with the Tales of Xillia 2 Limited Edition DualShock3 ^_^

          • Bobby Jennings

            :D thanks. I plan to buy some of the other games later. I just started collecting the games because I was getting money under my belt :x

            • Pyrofrost

              Oh, I know how it is mate. I wasn’t really able to start collecting like I wanted to till around 2005 myself.

              • Bobby Jennings

                Yeah D:. But I’m going to start collecting them big. Next one to get is the original Hearts :o

        • Locksus

          Nice. I ordered Tales of Abyss 3DS a week ago, but it hasn’t arrived yet, unfortunately.

          I have to wash the taste of Graces F from my mouth. I really didn’t like that game at all :<

          • Bobby Jennings

            Really? Why not? Well story-wise, I think it sucked. But it has one of the best battle systems to date imo.

            • KingNigma

              Agreed. The story also seemed to take forever to take off, but the battle system was awesome and fun to the point that while playing Xillia I keep trying to do things like the side dash move as reflex XD

              • Bobby Jennings

                Yeah the story does take a while to take off definitely, but it starts getting good in the middle or so. It’s just reallllly cheesy. lol

            • Locksus

              The combat was very good, but I disliked everything else about the game. When the story and the characters are supposed to be such a huge part of a game, I find it hard to just ignore them and focus on the combat.

              I found almost every character to be incredibly annoying, the story uninteresting and the music bland.

              • Bobby Jennings

                Understandable. Hopefully you will enjoy Xillia’s more because it does have a much better story than Graces.

                • Locksus

                  Me too!

                  • Bobby Jennings

                    I’m sure you will. Your opinion of Graces is pretty much the same as mine, especially after playing it in English.(I could pretty much ignore the story back when I was playing in Japanese.)

            • Pyrofrost

              I completely agree; but like Locksus, the story and characters is what makes a JRPG for me (which is primarily the only genre I play, out side of a few others; they make up about 95% of my collection).

              With that said, I’m the kind of guy that can get past atrocious gameplay, as long as the story and characters are at least decent in my view.

              As far as the Tales series goes, though I love them all one way or another, Tales of Vesperia is still my all-time favorite.
              I absolutely adore Patty; and any time I had her as a member, she was my main. :3

              • Bobby Jennings

                Yeah Patty was a great addition to the team, especially with her random effects. The effects always turned out to be great too :D

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Nice to see you’re among the few that picked up E.X. Troopers. A shame it sold so badly ;w;

          • Bobby Jennings

            ikr? Makes me sad :(

      • Budgiecat

        Gonna take a wild stab in the dark guess here and say maybe you’re a Tales fan…..

        • Pyrofrost

          Haha, yeah just a bit. ^_^
          Though more than that, I’m a JRPG fanatic.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      It still irks me how they localized that as Tales of Destiny II instead of Eternia, lol.

    • AnimusVox

      Awesome. I JUST found Destiny at my job and swooped on it right away. Can’t find Destiny 2 to save my life though.

      • Pyrofrost

        That’s a great find ^^

        I assume by “Destiny II” you mean “Eternia,” Do you by chance have a PSP?

        • AnimusVox

          Yes, I mean ‘Eternia’ xD

          And yes I do own a PSP. Why do you ask?

          • Pyrofrost

            If you buy the UK version of Tales of Eternia, you can play in on you PSP and it’s actually very fairly priced. However there are very specific things that you must know before you order it.

            As long as you know those things, you’re golden and you could be on your way to enjoying Eternia. A superior version of it for that matter. ^_^

            If you want the details I will be happy to expound upon them for you; just let me know, and I will share with you.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Well, finally time for me to turn in for the day I think. I’ll probably start on my 3rd playthrough of Killer is Dead on Very Hard since I beat it on Hard yesterday. See you later, guys.

  • Elvick

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ7Oby2R6zE

    Why did it have to get delayed? D:

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    So, who else is ready for Breaking Bad tomorrow?

    • DichaTesoro

      Excited here! Actually, I’m not sire what time it comes on…Dexter is on on Sundays too, so I’ll have to figure out something. Going ot be sad when both shows are over and there is nothing to watch until the Legend of Korra in September.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        9:00 P.M. EST

        • DichaTesoro

          Different time zones…it gets me confused. I’ll figure it out. Both come on a million time after Sunday and the rest of the week.

          How do you think the show will end?

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            I’d really rather not go into any speculations on here due to spoilers and such. I have some ideas, but we’ll see how things pan out.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      I’m currently catching up on the first part of season 5, which just popped up on Netflix a few days ago. Two more eps, and I’ll be ready!

  • Budgiecat

    I want this and a PS3 game with this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=es3q4ESnI00#at=52

    It’s $10,000 on eBay though…. : /

  • Gammer21

    Anyone getting the 12 gb ps3 for 199

    • 罪罰

      12gb are you sure of that.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        I was just thinking the same, haha. Pretty sure they meant 120.

        • Gammer21

          No remember not to long ago Europe got the 12 gb now rumors are pointing towards aug 18 for America and Canada

          • Pyrofrost

            Citing the bastards makes me vomit in my mouth, but here it is:
            http://kotaku.com/5944449/one-new-ps3-doesnt-have-a-hard-drive

            What’s this supposed to be, a PS3 arcade?

            How can this even be justified with all the games that require mandatory installs. People are really going to have to do some uber data management with that.
            Hell, Ryu ga Gotoku 5 (8 gig install) for example will pretty much eat all of that; it may not even hold it.
            The actual usable space would be like 8~10 gigs.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Well, I’ll be damned. You weren’t kidding, lol. I don’t even know what to make of this… I think you’d barely have enough free space for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, but your entire console would have to be dedicated to it.

            You can forget about playing other games, downloading demos, or videos.

            • Budgiecat

              It’s designed so you can stick in whatever hard drive you want

              • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                Too bad Sony didn’t just stick one in :/

                EDIT: Not everyone wants to have to do this themselves, you know.

  • Gammer21

    Also if I were to import tales of vesperia for ps3 can I play that on a us ps3?

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Of course. The PS3 is region free. Although… It is up to the developer if they want to region lock a game (see: Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena). This is an extremely rare case though.

      • Gammer21

        Thank you couldn’t remember if it was

  • bloodiOS

    Fans of the Atelier, I would like to ask between the Arland and the Dusk sub-series, which do you find more enjoyable?

    Edit: Changed the wording.

    • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

      That’s like asking if red is redder than blue.

      • bloodiOS

        Okay, worded that badly. So which one do you find more enjoyable.

        • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

          I personally prefer Dusk because of its lore.

  • LordKaiser

    Sooooo who will get the PS4+Vita bundle?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-21FjbNEChg

    • shogunknight

      Thats a very good offer but i dont think Sony would make that bundle anytime soon. Probably after a price drop for the Vita (Hope they do so in Gamescom). Vitas library has been getting better recently, its like an rpg handheld

    • MosquitoLemon

      Once again, I barely have time to play the games I have now! Getting two new systems would destroy me :O

  • Tetsu

    Sooooooo I just got an iPod Touch as a present. (I don’t have a smart phone, can’t afford one) I’m now officially in the app downloading business for the first time :)

    So what can all of you recommend I get? Games and useful/fun applications.

    The store is very large so it’s hard to see it all. I’d appreciate the recommendations :)

    • MosquitoLemon

      If you haven’t played it by some other means yet, Game Dev Story is really fun for a while.

    • McPoo

      If you have even the slightest interest in football/soccer, New Star Soccer is fantastic. It even won a BAFTA :)

    • Sundial

      Infinity Blade 1-2 is really good.

    • Elvick

      If you use Kickstarter at all, the app for that is pretty sweet.

    • runeass

      definitely try out AppsGonefree, each day there are a set of free apps on app store. I probably have download ton of apps that worth $$$ for free

    • Budgiecat

      Man of Steel
      Chaos Wars
      Dark Knight Returns
      Spider-Man
      King of Fighters

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    Im enjoying Tales of Xillia & Dragon’s Crown. so glad i got the collector’s Edition of Xillia.

    • miyamoto

      Dragon’s Crown is awesome like no other!
      4 players coop right from the start is a blast!

      • Guest

        Vanillaware has made yet another fantastic game!

        • Pyrofrost

          Upvote to you for the same reason I gave GaySkull one ^_^

      • Pyrofrost

        Upvote for a cute Ava and a love of Vanillaware ^_^

    • Guest

      Vanillaware has done it again! Made another fantastic game.

  • runeass

    Just want to say hi to everyone, i’m new here.

    • SuperLuigi

      Welcome to the site!

    • Karysonson

      yo

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Hello! Welcome to Gematsu! =) Nice to meet you.

    • 罪罰

      WELCOME TO.. DIE.

  • SuperLuigi

    Just picked up super mario 64 ds, zelda spirit tracks, and zelda phantom hourglass. I know everyone is in dragons crown mode but I am in a classic mood. Also anybody have a backloggery? Here is mine backloggery.com/chasealan add me

    • Elvick

      I do, but I haven’t updated it in forever… so you could say I’ve got a backlog for my backloggery.

    • MosquitoLemon

      Same as Elvick, haven’t updated in forever – doesn’t even include the time I got a PS3, ahah. I should at least change my wishlist (all the games I wished for 360 I ended up getting for PS3??)

    • futuristic_imagination

      I’ll add you, I been slowly adding my games and mostly using it for a fancy videogame wishlist :P

      edit: Before I forget, my username is a variation of the one I’m using right now.

    • Azuardo

      Yup, I use it. Feel free to add me, people. http://www.backloggery.com/azuardo

    • Zancrow

      I’m also in retro mode at the moment.
      Playing Final Fantasy VIII. xD

    • AnimusVox

      Man I thought everyone was in ‘Xillia’ mode :L
      I think I have a backloggery somewhere….I’ll add you when I get my internet set up again this week.

      • SuperLuigi

        Xillia and dragons crown is all I see lately. Ill play both one day

        • AnimusVox

          Yeah. It’s ok, I’m in a sci-fi mood so I started playing the ‘Mass Effect’ series again. Despite being psyched that ‘Dragon’s Crown’ and ‘Xillia’ are out.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Sure enough, I found some loketest footage for Guilty Gear Xrd that was uploaded today.

    Either way, enjoy!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEdBNhd22Dw (part 1)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECWJwnFPnyA (part 2)

  • Kobracon

    Anyone recommend any good accomodations for TGS? A hotel near Makuhari Messe perhaps or one thats affordable and near a station that is maybe a 30 minute ride to the Messe Hall?

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Just judging from some of the tour groups going this year, there seem to be two options they are going for:

      A. Shinjuku New City Hotel
      B. Shibuya Tokyu Inn

      I don’t know much about the first one, but I believe the second one is right next to the Shibuya station, which will allow for easy transport. That’s probably why it’s a good choice.

      EDIT: I’m going to sleep soon, but I’ll contact some of my Japanese friends, one of which is actually conveniently located in Tokyo and has been for a few years. One of them will definitely have a better idea than me. I’ll let you know what they say.

      • Kobracon

        Thanks! Hopefully its not too late and all the convenient and cheap hotels have been take already.

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Alright, my friend told me to give you these links since staying in Shibuya itself would be too expensive. So, please try to find something from one of these instead:

          http://www.aizuya-inn.com/

          http://www.olympic-inn.co.jp/s/shibuya_e.html

          • Kobracon

            I appreciate all the help. This is kinda awkward, but after a lengthy discussion with the folks, the trips cancelled. I have too many things going on to think about going to Japan >.<

            Starting work as a Jr,Game Designer this week and it would be weird to ask for days off so soon for TGS. Ah well. Theres always next year

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              >Theres always next year

              Don’t fool yourself. I’ve been telling myself the same thing for the past five years, lol.

              • Kobracon

                Nuuuu *closes ears* I can’t hear you!!! >.<

  • HassanJamal

    Just wanted to say Dragon’s Crown lives up to the hype. Amazing art and animations, awesome combat(Elf FTW!) and all around a great game :D

    • Sundial

      100% support

    • AnimusVox

      I love using the Elf. I want to be good with the wizard and sorceress but damn I kinda suck right now xD.
      I hope they release an art book of George Kamitani’s work. That’d be absolute love to me.

      • Budgiecat

        with nude drawings

        • AnimusVox

          Heh yep

      • TheBlackRabbit

        Elf Archer is LOVE!

    • Elvick

      I tried it on PS3 today, don’t find it as fun as playing on PS Vita. It looks really nice on a big screen and all, but the lack of a quick way to manage the cursor stuff really hurts it for me.

      Especially when you get to the involvement of runes. Touch is way better for those things. And since I’m not playing locally, those limitations don’t really affect me at all.

      My first play through is with the Elf too, though I went through the first part of everyone’s “story” except the Wizard. I’m awful as him (and the Sorceress, but still managed to beat the Harpy with her anyway).

  • PrinceHeir

    @TetsuyaHikari:disqus

    i just advertise your channel on dualshockers :P

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      I’m not sure what this means ._.

      I have been offered a few partnerships so far, but eh… Nothing worth accepting at the moment. One was ranked 8th biggest partner on Youtube, another was 7th, 5th, and 3rd, but I can do better than that :P

      • PrinceHeir
        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Oh, lol. I take it you’re a Mod there or something? Also, more recognition is always appreciated, so thanks for that. It sucks starting back at the bottom, working my way up, but maybe at some point… I’ll reach the same amount of subscribers and views that I had years ago on my old account ;w;

          Either way, working on my Very Hard playthrough at the moment. Mainly just to give a comparison of difficulties. I’ll be finished with it and Platinum the game before my next one arrives. Can’t wait to play the new SRW game~!

          • PrinceHeir

            lol no i’m not a mod there, it was actually the first time i came to the site and they showed a JPN walkthrough of Killer is Dead.

            so i thought maybe they should use your walkthrough instead ^^

            what happened in your account though O__O

            banned?

            nice!!!

            btw how is it that nobody hasn’t sent you any warning about uploading KIller is Dead in its entirety.

            aren’t you worried about that? :P

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              Oh, I thought you was asking if my current account was banned. I was about to say, “WHAT?!”, lol. I basically got one copyright strike too many for PSP gameplay, unfortunately. Also, the only reason my KID videos haven’t received a warning is because I’m not monetizing the videos.

              The only people I know of who have received a warning and/or got their account suspended are those with partnerships that click to monetize the video, then receive a claim from Kadokawa Games for the artwork featured in Episode 1 and 2.

              • PrinceHeir

                yes i was asking if your account was banned :P

                but i’m not a mod or any affiliation with dual shockers, its the first time i went there yesterday XD

                ohh i don’t really get youtube sometimes :

                so you do make money off of videos huh? :D

                wow so they do monitor this!

                i wonder how they keep track of any of this?

                probably the title of the video and such XD

                • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                  I’m not exactly big enough to make that much money off my current videos, which is why I’m not doing it yet. I’d only make about $80-$100 a month currently, so that’s not really worth it. Yes, the title would give it away, but… When you monetize your video, the video is passed to Youtube, then they pass it over to the company behind the media you’re posting to see if it qualifies.

                  They have technology these days (well, to be fair… This has been around for YEARS actually) that can scan the media and determine if it’s copyright protected before it’s even fully processed so as soon as it uploads, you’ll immediately get a ‘This video blocked in some countries’ or some other warning. I guess it runs through some kind of cross reference system that matches the images and audio with the original content and if it finds a match, it flags the material. Some companies are more lenient with this sort of thing than others.

                  It could take MONTHS for a company to give you a copyright strike. Either way, monetizing just puts you at a much higher risk of getting “caught”, per se, since you’re trying to make money off of their material.

                  • PrinceHeir

                    well at least you could use that money for shipping when importing stuff ^^

                    wow it’s really scary to think they they can track you every second.

                    google is soo scary .___.

                    i only get the blocked videos when i’m viewing some of the japanese official site like when Production IG started uploading Ghost in the Shell SAC Complete Episodes on youtube, only japan as far as i know can view them.

                    to monetize what do you need to do?

                    do you have to set it on your settings? of so is there like a small fee you need to pay and such?

                    sorry i don’t upload youtube videos XD

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Finally fixed our Recent Comments on the sidebar. Hooray for productivity.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Nice! =)

  • Nice Boat

    For the ones who like Cowboy Bebop and Kenshin…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj4NqdNzSqs

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    So, I finally found Juliet in Killer is Dead earlier today. Since I’m entering the raffle for the campaign, I can’t exactly tell you guys where I found her, but I can post some pics :3

    http://minus.com/mbiFDhHilJ76mM

    Unfortunately, you don’t get anything for finding her. She doesn’t even say anything, lol. The only good news for me is… Now that I HAVE found her, I can put my focus into getting the Platinum for the game. I’m sitting at 80%, iirc, and have four more trophies to get, then I’ll be done.

    • Azuardo

      Ugh, doesn’t even say anything? Pretty cheap fan service lol. I really liked Juliet; would have been great to give her a bit more than a tiny cameo and say some funny stuff in her valley girl accent.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        The best thing ever would have been to make her a Mondo Girl after finding her.

        Unnnnnnnnnnfffff~

        • new_tradition

          That would’ve made for a memorable, if not awkward 3-way if I recall correctly, lol

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Alright people of Gematsu, listen up! I need your help with something here. Whether you have a beef with me or not, anyone’s help would be much appreciated in this matter.

    It has come to my attention that someone on Youtube has been stealing my gameplay footage of Killer is Dead and uploading it as their own. That’s right. They have their own intro, outro, AND watermark on the videos. What can you do about it? Well, there are a multitude of options:

    1. Flag the videos
    2. Click dislike on all of them
    3. Leave a nasty comment on all of them
    4. Send a private message calling them out
    5. Leave a message stating who the videos originally belong to (GamingHeroTetsuya) (this can also be combined with #3)

    I’d rather not type up everything I already send a few of her subscribers, so here’s what I had to say about it. I’ll be posting the links below for references.

    “Please do not believe the liar, MikasaChanTV. She has
    taken my gameplay videos and has slapped her own watermark onto them,
    claiming them to be her own. She’s even getting more views on them than I
    am and I’m the original uploader. It’s my gameplay.

    I’ll prove it to you. Compare her first gameplay video with my
    own. She simply cut out some stuff here and there (such as the title
    screen from my first gameplay video). I’ll attach my first gameplay
    video (which was posted on August 2nd compared to hers on August 3rd).
    Skip to 3:50 in the video and you will see the same popup notification
    in the top right corner, showing my friend sign off, in each video.

    She states the trophies are in Japanese. This is ALSO false. The
    trophies are in English, as with most GHM/Suda 51 games since they
    usually see a close simultaneous release with North America. She can’t
    even tell you what she “records” the gameplay with either.

    I can tell you. It’s a Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition. Please
    pass this along to anybody else you know who has been watching her
    videos and tell them I am the proper uploader. Flag the videos if you
    have to.

    She did not ask for my consent to take my gameplay and upload it
    as her own with her personalized intro, outro, and watermark. As a
    personal request, I ask that you please subscribe to my channel instead
    for these videos and instruct anyone else who has been watching “her”
    videos to do the same. Thank you!

    P.S. I’m also including a link for a picture I took a few minutes
    ago, showing the trophy list in English and that I got the first trophy
    on the 2nd like it shows in my video, unlike her video uploaded on the
    3rd.

    http://minus.com/lbixIgBkP1TOTa

    Here is “her” video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBAlDROWIbE (uploaded August 3rd)

    Here is my video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXvTTZgHl8g (uploaded August 2nd)

    I am REALLY not in the mood for this bullshit though. I don’t even have 100k views, less than 200 subscribers, and this fake is getting more views on “her” video than I am. Let’s put an end to this shit NOW. Any help with this matter would be greatly appreciated, Gematsu.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Okay, apparently… Someone reported my link for the screenshot showing the English trophy list. Want to know how I know someone reported it? Because I’ve uploaded pictures to Minus that have stayed up for MONTHS and were never “expired”. So, let’s try this then…

      • TheBlackRabbit

        Try what? i have disliked a bunch of her vids so far.
        EDIT, i see it, nvm

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Eh… I’m just a bit peeved at her right now, that’s all. I’ve had multiple Youtube accounts over the years and here I am trying to work my way back up and this bitch is wanting to piggyback on me, getting more views on her videos when those views SHOULD belong to me since I’m the original uploader and it’s my gameplay. It’s just pathetic of her, really.

          • TheBlackRabbit

            Yea i feel you tetsuya, but it’s alright i subbed to ya, ;D

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              Thank you ;w;

              • TheBlackRabbit

                LOL the feels, Q.Q.

                • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                  She just blocked my friend from posting on her channel after he commented on the first video XD

                  • TheBlackRabbit

                    LOL so did i

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      Wow, weak D:

                    • TheBlackRabbit

                      i didn’t really say anything, im just like…you know the trophies are also in English right? XD

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      Still, she had something to hide :P

                    • TheBlackRabbit

                      Exactly which is why i’m blocked now.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Well, what do you know? She just made all of her Killer is Dead videos private, lol.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Okay. New plan, everyone! The videos are now private, but her channel is not :3

        http://www.youtube.com/mikasachantv

        Feel free to go hound her there about stealing people’s videos, lol.

    • LordKaiser

      It’s time for you to create your own watermark. And no worries cuz for your video don’t having watermarks it means that it’s the original source. She was stupid by watermarking it.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Yeah, sadly I think you’re right. I’ve never had to do such a thing before, but I guess it can’t be helped…

        • LordKaiser

          Just make it small and not intrusive. Transparent if possible on the corner. It’s a nice recorded video and BTW now I wonder if all her other videos are from her.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Her other videos are stolen as well. 99% sure. She uploaded a Pikmin 3 video, then soon after randomly uploaded the final boss fight for Tales of Xillia, lol. She’s all over the place with uploading stuff that’s obviously not her own.

            I have nothing at all with channels showing off walkthroughs, but come on… The least you could do is ask permission from the players first. The way she just slaps on her personalized watermark and does nothing at all to tell people she’s not the one playing in the videos is just pathetic :/

  • TheBlackRabbit

    So guys, my good buddies at http://www.Gematsu.com I need a gaming PC, and……i need a whole new build!…No clue where to start actually kinda clueless ATM!

  • Elvick

    Hmm, my PS Vita keeps randomly turning on (to the lock-screen) from standby mode on it’s cradle.

    Anyone else ever have this problem? I’ve made sure the thing is in there properly, and the cord is too. But it keeps popping on for some reason.

    I know I could just turn it off all together, but that’s kind of lame.

    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

      I think I’ve been having that issue but I couldn’t be certain since I rest my Vita on this um it’s like a plastic shelving space and it has little grooves to rest things on the top. So I was thinking it might have accidentally pushed against the power button. Hearing someone else bring up the issue, now I’m curious about how this started. I’m guessing the Vita wakes up to check certain things?

      • Elvick

        *shrug* Maybe. It’s really weird, it does it pretty often.

        Maybe the latest firmware changed it though… I don’t know. I never noticed this before though.

        It’s a mystery!

  • new_tradition

    To people who bring their gaming consoles with them when they go for vacation and stay at a hotel, how feasible is it?

    I have another work trip this weekend, and it’s on the same weekend which the FFXIV:ARR Open Beta falls, so I’m kind of cheesed haha, but I looked up the place we’re gonna be sleeping, and they have a TV and wifi.

    Can I simply bring my PS3, power cable, HDMI wire, and games with me and be good to go? Granted, I’ll be busy with work, but I’m prepared to stay up a few hours each night to play. Even without wifi, do I have enough for offline gaming (barely did anything in Xillia for example).

    Like, are they any difficulties I’m probably not taking into account? The only thing coming to mind is that the power outlet might not be close to the TV or something. I’m probably sharing a room, but I can mute the TV while the other person is sleeping, so I’m not sure what else…

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      You might wanna bring some composite cables or something too, just in case. I think you should be able to just plug it up and go. I think some places charge extra for Wifi?

      Also, my advice would be to not leave the PS3 in the room unattended. I’ve heard all sorts of stories of people losing expensive stuff at hotels. I would take it with me in the car when I wasn’t going to be at the hotel.

      • new_tradition

        Yikes, that sucks. I haven’t really brought anything pricey with me on work trips except my smart phone, but I always have that on me.

        I think I still have the old composite cables I used with my PS2 somewhere. Thanks for the heads up ^^

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Today is Sal’s birthday! Open Forum, please join me in wishing him a Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday, buddy. I hope you enjoy it. =)

    • https://twitter.com/Panda_castro Panda

      @salromano:disqus Happy birthday !!

    • KingNigma

      Happy birthday Sal! Have a good one and thanks for the site and the much appreciated updates. The community here is awesome. Zero’s awesome too :)

    • bloodiOS

      Happy Birthday to Sal Romano! Sorry that I’m late.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I’ll make sure he gets to see these posts. =)

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Happy birthday, Sal! I hope I’m not late, haha. Have a great day~

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Nope, not late. It’s still Tuesday.

    • new_tradition

      Happy B-Day Sal! Have an awesome day ^^

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Thanks, Zero, and to @new_tradition:disqus, @TetsuyaHikari:disqus, @Bloodios:disqus, @KingNigma:disqus, and @Panda_castro:disqus for the warm wishes!

      • Pyrofrost

        Christ, how did I miss that post ;-;

        I feel bad about being so late, but I wish you a happy late birthday man. I really hope you enjoyed yourself; and I thank you for the work you do being our gaming news supplier.

  • Azuardo

    Sweet, just got my code for phase 4 of the FF14 beta on PS3. I know many people here play it and I haven’t the time to read up on all of it, but if anyone fancies maybe getting in touch with me to help me along in the right direction at some point (since I’m still noobish even after playing phase 3), that would be great :)

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Why not just go over to the beta forums? :3

      http://forum.square-enix.com/ARR-Test/forum.php

      • Azuardo

        I’ve paid so little attention to the whole thing that I forgot those forums existed. I should do that lol.

  • McPoo

    Who does everybody think would win in a Mod Battle (or Mod-Off), between Zero and Adam Meadows.

    Cast your votes… NOW!

    Also, winner takes on Sal in an epic final boss battle.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I vote for Adam. I don’t want to fight my friends.

      • McPoo

        It’s not a physical fight, more a battle of moderational skill.

      • McPoo

        I’ve spoken to Adam, he accepts your challenge of a physical mod battle, but you’ll have to come to him cos bus fare is expensive nowadays.

  • Azuardo

    Hey, Sal, or Zero, or any other admin/mods… Is it possible to remove Disqus votes on Gematsu? I read you can change settings or add some CSS to disable them or something…?

    I’ll be honest, the votes thing really pisses me off lately because people give negative votes for no reason, or without actually contributing to the discussion to hear why they think they deserved negative votes. It kinda makes you feel like you can’t have an opinion without people giving you shit for it.

    I know, be the bigger man, etc. But it’s been pretty fucking annoying lately. Just wondering what your thoughts are and whether it’s possible to disable them on this site. Course, if you think they deserve to stay, that’s fine too. But I know it really puts people off from posting when they get negative votes when they really shouldn’t be.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Unfortunately, there is currently no way to disable or hide down votes on Disqus. It would be a nice feature to have, but we can’t even customize CSS, so hiding it isn’t an option. =/

      • Azuardo

        Terrible really. But thanks all the same.

    • McPoo

      Have you considered down voting everybody else?

      • Azuardo

        lol I have, and I upvote people when they shouldn’t have received down votes. It’s difficult to ignore it all, even though I should.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I see that Sal already responded. Sorry. =/

      I know that lots of people get frustrated by the down votes. I’m not a big fan of them. I think they tend to add negativity to something that is otherwise (typically) a positive discussion. Even worse, for the most part, the negativity is unnecessary.

      After all, a criticism or disagreement is not always focused on the negative.

      For example. If you post something about a game, something like – I just don’t really care for it. I can respond and ask you why, I can list a few things I do like about said game. You might then respond and we can have a discussion about what we like and don’t like about it.

      It truly becomes focused on the negative when someone makes it. If I responded and put you down for not liking the game. Then, the entire discussion is focused on negativity.

      The same thing happens when someone replies and comments about down votes. It’s hard for many to go back and focus on the discussion when that negativity is placed into the mix. It’s also tough for most to not take it personal. ‘I’m being put down for having an opinion?’ etc.

      I sorta liked it better when users could only like your post. If they didn’t agree, they had to respond and give a reason as to why. Sure, the replies were not always free of unnecessary negativity, but at least the chances were higher.

      • Azuardo

        “I sorta liked it better when users could only like your post.”

        I absolutely agree. I know there’s nothing we can do about it, but that’s how it should be. You know how some forums allow users to award ‘Thanks’ or up their ‘Reputation’? That’s how it should be. You shouldn’t have an option to ‘Not give thanks’ or ‘Award bad reputation.’ Surely the number of posts and number of up votes should determine a percentage, if people really needed a gauge to go by (which I wouldn’t be in favour of, anyway; but it’s better than the down voting per post).

        I dunno. I really enjoy this site, and I thank you guys for your continued great work, but god, this is the only thing that brings it down for me :/

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          I’m really glad you enjoy Gematsu. I’m hoping the Disqus team continues to add more customization choices as they update. If they ever add something where we can change or edit it, we will.

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    add 1 more

  • Karysonson

    Could someone take this down? I kinda double posted