Open Forum #057
posted on 08.16.13 at 01:30 PM EST by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Our fifty-seventh Open Forum is open for discussion.

The Open Forum is your domain for anything and everything. Whatever you feel is inappropriate to discuss in other threads, you can discuss here. Want to talk about sports? You’re in the right place. Have a random question? Ask it here. Want to poll the community? Do it here. The Open Forum is what you make it.

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  • http://www.psthc.fr ExTrooperBrenTurner

    Hey guys. Have a nice week end ;)

  • Tac-Mex

    What do you think about Xbone launching only in 13 countries? is it Dead on Arrival?

    • Azuardo

      Honestly? No, I don’t think so. PS4 is likely gonna fair better than it, but Xbox itself is such a hugely popular brand that I really doubt it’s just gonna fail. Certainly if you look at countries like the UK and the USA, where Xbox dominates, I doubt it’s gonna fair badly there.

    • BossTuff

      Not everything launches across the globe simultaneously. Look at other electronic gadgets, such as smart phones. They roll out in different regions at different intervals. This is absolutely a non-issue.

    • VaultBreaker

      Since it is no longer region locked console I suppose not.It will be shame for those who already preordered it thought.

    • Tetsu

      I’m assuming they are consolidating their inventory to hit bigger in their forecasted “hot zones”.

  • Tac-Mex

    Watamote is best anime

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

      Certainly the best this season has to offer anyway.

      • Revorse

        I’m gonna have to give that award to Titan. But then again I’m not a huge anime buff, so there may be hella good series airing that I know nothing about.

        • OverlordZetta

          Titan is good, but I’m still liking MJP much more.

          • LordKaiser

            MJP?

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

              Majestic Prince, I think? Mecha anime, iirc.

          • KnifeAndFork

            Gatchaman Crowds is garbage

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

              Yeeeeah… I’m still mad at a friend of mine for saying Gatchman Crowds is awesome, but hating on the original, lol. Talk about having no sense of taste. Good grief.

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

          I’m sure SnK has its moments, but it definitely feels overhyped at this point, honestly. I can’t go a day without seeing ‘Attack on X’ from somebody, lol. It’s just the next “big thing”, but much like Madoka, SAO, etc. it will pass.

          • Revorse

            I suppose I can see where you’re coming from. But I;m hoping Titan doesn’t just fall off the radar.

      • Pyrofrost

        There has been a lot of moe shit in anime for about the last 6 or 7 years, lol

        • KnifeAndFork

          Seriously too much. Killing the industry imo .What Anime is that screenshot from lol

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

            Watamote.

          • Pyrofrost

            Agreed!
            I mean, it wouldn’t bother me so much if they weren’t flooding the market with it. However, it has long got out of hand imo xD

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

          Basically post-2000 anime is moeshit. I’ve hardly watched any new anime because of this. Just typical slice of life, cute shit, or some protagonist that thinks he can do anything in his shounen anime.

          Every now and then you’ll get a show like Kaiji, but those are like a needle in a haystack these days.

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    Man, So many games at the end of this year.
    >Tales Of Xillia
    >Dragon’s Crown
    >Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix
    >Grand Theft Auto 5
    >Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
    >Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII(Japan Only)
    >Final Fantasy X/X-2 Remaster(Unknown, Unless Square shifts it to 2014)

    ARGHHHHH!!!! SO MUCH TO PLAY!!! INCLUDING NEXT-GEN GAMES!

    • PrinceHeir

      you forgot Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate :P

      next year will be amazing as well!

      Tales of Xillia 2, Sengoku Basara 4, Musou Orochi 2 Ultimate(Next year for western), Samurai Warriors 4(10th anniversary next year), Yakuza 5 western release and Yakuza 6/Virtua Fighter 6 announcement!

      • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

        Oh.. DOA5U is gonna be awesome!!!!

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

      I’m feeling the same way currently, lol. I’ve been alternating between Killer is Dead and MIND≒0 since those came out this month. The roadmap for the rest of 2013 goes something like this:

      >Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin III – Pride of Justice
      >Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
      >Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle
      >BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (still undecided on this one at the moment though)
      >God Eater 2
      >Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
      >Sengoku Basara 4 (slated for early 2014 though)

      EDIT: TGS is just around the corner though, so there may be more added to this list next month~

      • PrinceHeir

        shoot i almost forgot about JoJo!

      • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

        Hell Yeah!, I’m damn excited for TGS!!

      • KnifeAndFork

        Don’t forget Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, Killzone! and Lost Planet 3!

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

          I didn’t forget. I’d just rather not have anything to do with them.

          • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

            Same here bro! I’m sick of FPS.

  • PrinceHeir
    • VaultBreaker

      Is this a typo?

      • PrinceHeir

        crap your right!

        fixed now!

        • VaultBreaker

          I’ve seen the video earlier thought,too bad there’s no Yukari footage yet.What’s up with wr neofeatherman outfit anyway? lol

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

    So yeah, some of you may have read what I had to say about Killer is Dead’s finisher system on the last open forum. Well, I’d like to retract that statement on account of me not understanding the system fully, lol. Upon further investigation during my playthroughs of the game, I have noticed the finisher system is actually perfectly fine. I was confused with some of the boss battles since it seemed like you could push R1 to finish, without having any blood, while other times blood was required.

    Regardless, you just simply need your blood gauge filled to at least one rose to perform the finisher and you’ll be fine. So, I apologize for giving people the wrong impression about the game in regards to this and felt the need to rectify this in case people were put off by the idea of a clunky finisher system. Anyway, here’s one of my more recent KiD videos which simply shows no damage taken during a particular boss fight on Very Hard if people want to see how crazy things can get on Very Hard, lol.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJst226rR2A

  • VaultBreaker

    Regarding Persona 4 arena news that swarming the internet, what do you think of it ? An update for fighting (newer version like super street fighter) game or a fully fledged sequel?

    • OverlordZetta

      It’s apparently been confirmed to be a sequel?

      I’m pretty excited either way.

    • shogunknight

      Its probably an update, only has 3 extra characters. But im sure you can get the game disc with the added content later. Probably going to be renamed

      • VaultBreaker

        3 I though it it isnonly going to be Yukari and Junpei.

    • Sundial

      Probably a update, but I’m still hyped!

  • SuperLuigi

    Playing all the 3D marios collecting every star/shine. Did super mario 64 ds, galaxy, galaxy 2, amd 3d land. Next is sunshine and original super mario 64. Anybody else playing any of those?

    • Azuardo

      I’ve been on Galaxy 2 mostly for the past couple of weeks. Think I’m on about 100+ stars now. Has been really good fun. Wishing for a Galaxy 3 now.

      • SuperLuigi

        Galaxy 1 is my favorite game of all time. Glad you are enjoying 2.

    • MosquitoLemon

      Not at the moment, but I got most of the shines in Sunshine, and completely dominated 64. Mario 64 was like, the one game I really conquered.. so many good times playing it with my friends. Probably one of my all-time favorite games.

      • SuperLuigi

        I have 102 shines out of 120 but the disc won’t load the hotel level :-(

        • MosquitoLemon

          Yeah I remember you said that, that sucks. I sort-of wish I still had my copy (sold it along with my GC to my friend years ago).

    • Elvick

      No, but I’m watching a Let’s Play of Sunshine which really makes me want to play it again. It’s my favorite 3D Mario.

      • SuperLuigi

        It is a great underrated game. Of coarse besides smash every good gamecube game is underrated.

  • PrinceHeir

    okay after seeing some Saint Seiya scenes i’m now interested in the series.

    so any difference between manga and anime?

    did they animate the whole manga and all?

    also did they retcon any storyline and such?

    i already know who will be the first person to reply to me :P

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

      Do I get to guess and say you thought it would be me?

      Lol.

      • PrinceHeir

        yup!!

        as expected XD

        so how is the series?

        what happened to it and is it still ongoing?

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

          Yes, it’s still going with a new series this year, but it suuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks. The characters are entirely too feminine now and I just… Yeah. I don’t want anything to do with it at all. As far as I’m concerned, Saint Seiya ended with the anime for the Elysion arc.

          To answer your question, since I can’t remember ALL of the changes made… I dug up a link for you which describes alterations, as well as stuff which was never shown at all in the anime.

          http://saintseiyafan.com/stseiyawiki/index.php?title=Manga_vs._Anime

  • Revorse

    So I’ve been hearing that Xillia is short, like 35-40 hours. But I’m pushing 50 and haven’t really been doing anything intentional to add to my playtime. Maybe I’m just not a speedy player. Still loving the game though.

  • gerald

    I want realistic underwater games next gen. And I don’t just mean underwater levels, I want fully submerged underwater exploration games. The things they could do with technology now would be so beautiful. This is something I’ve been dreaming of as a gamer since playing Ecco the Dolphin as a kid.

    • KnifeAndFork

      Or Godzilla

    • Elvick

      I love Ecco.

  • Azuardo

    Tales of Xillia players, how do you pronounce “Xillia” ?

    I remember the producer of Tales pronounced it “Ex-illia” when he announced the localisation of the game on YouTube a while back, but I had always called it “Zillia” before that, since most words starting with ‘X’ are said like that (think “Xenoblade”).

    “Zillia” seems more ideal to me.

    Curious to what others say, though.

    • Charlottes Guardian

      I used to say Zillia as well, but as it turns out it is pronounced “Exzillia” or “Eggs-zil-lee-uh” lol

      • gerald

        Sounds like what you’d call an advanced stage of eczema.

        • Charlottes Guardian

          eczema’s evolved form?

    • Pyrofrost

      Depends what language you speak.

      If you speak Japanese: エクシリア (E-ku-shi-ri-a)
      If you speak English: Xillia (Zil-lee-ah)

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

      I just pronounce it how the Japanese do. I noticed a similar problem when E.X. Troopers came out though. A couple of my friends wanted to call it:

      E-EX Troopers

      You know, instead of:

      EX Troopers

      I guess the ‘E.X.’ threw them off.

    • http://lukalovesgames.blogspot.de/ Alkaid

      I’ll stay with the japanese version, it’s more fun and closer to german in a way. *bg*
      But no matter how we pronounce it, it’s still lovely~ :3

  • Pyrofrost

    OHHH YEAHHH~
    It’s Final Fantasy XIV time, baby~

    Sooo ummm, what are you guys playing this weekend?

    And if you’re playing Final Fantasy XIV; what’s your characters name, and what server did you choose?
    I’m Rutee Katrea
    On Hyperion

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

      Tetsuya Hikari
      Balmung

      • Pyrofrost

        Rutee Katrea
        Hyperion
        ^_^

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

          I almost got on Hyperion instead, lol.

          • Pyrofrost

            Lol, I pretty much ended up there because lots of old LS mates are there :p

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

              I see. Yeah, I don’t know anybody on Balmung, but that’s fine. I usually tend to run solo in MMOs or play with randoms anyway.

              I can’t tell you how many friends on Facebook and PSN kept asking me to join their world and such. Geez.

              • Pyrofrost

                I go both ways ;)

    • MosquitoLemon

      i don’t know what to play this weekend! Not in a real videogame mood, maybe some Tekken Revolution.

      • Pyrofrost

        Not on a video game mood!
        Man, that’s scary :o

        • AnimusVox

          It is. I was like that right before SMT IV came out and I was really excited for it and I’m just now starting it =~=;

          • Pyrofrost

            Haha, with FFXIV the time will be short lived.

        • MosquitoLemon

          It’s OK, I went 4-1 in Revolution, so I’m good now. Maybe play Dissidia later, hahaah

    • AnimusVox

      I have friends that are playing it, or are going to but they kind of kicked me to the curb and havent really invited me to anything (which kind of hurts considering they know I’ve been really looking forward to this for awhile) so I’ll just play with you when I get to sign up tomorrow.
      Playing it on PS3, how about you?

      • Pyrofrost

        It’s very nice to see that you will be playing too ^_^
        I am also on PS3, my PSN is ShinkuTachi
        The server I’m on is Hyperion.

        • AnimusVox

          Cool. My PSN is SundanceKid44, hope to see you online.

          • Pyrofrost

            Awesome, I will add you in just a moment.

            • AnimusVox

              I wont be able to accept until I get off work in about 6 hrs, just a heads up.

              • Pyrofrost

                No probs, I will be around. ^^

    • Azuardo

      I will start on FF14 PS3 maybe tonight or tomorrow. Haven’t picked a server or anything yet.

      • Pyrofrost

        Good to see you will be joining us though. There are friends to be had at Hyperion ^^

        • Azuardo

          Thank you :) I will likely join that server when I make my character then!

          • Pyrofrost

            I will send an add your way!

            • Azuardo

              Sweet! Thanks :)

              • Pyrofrost

                Sure thing, no probs ^^

        • Azuardo

          Oh, PSN is Azuardo for people looking to add me too :) I will add you.

          lol… can’t add you atm since FF14 is updating :p

        • Azuardo

          Bugger. Hyperion not accepting any more new characters :(

          • Pyrofrost

            Damn, are you serious. It’s locked already?

            • Azuardo

              Yeah, it says it’s not accepting any more so have to wait for the restriction to be lifted :/ Whenever that is.

              Not sure which to pick now :(

              • Pyrofrost

                I guess it’s locked for beta phase and world transfers to make a place for legacy players.

            • AnimusVox

              Nooooo.
              Oh well, you can still add me.

              • Pyrofrost

                Sorry mate, I wasn’t expecting it to fill that fast. It should only be through Phase 4 though.
                Also, I sent you that add.

              • Pyrofrost

                It seems it actually is still open, it’s just up and down do to the influx of people.

          • Pyrofrost

            It is still open. It’s just up and down due to the influx of people.

            • Azuardo

              I just joined! Cool n_n

              • Pyrofrost

                Nice ^_^
                Where did you choose to start?

                • Azuardo

                  Oh? You can chooose where to start? o.o All I know is that I’m starting in Ul’dah…

                  • Pyrofrost

                    Yep, your chosen class sends you to your starting location.

                    Oh, in the city you started in, you get to meet who some refer to as ‘the handsome stranger’ :p

                    • Azuardo

                      Ohh, cool, didn’t know that XD I’m gonna quickly do the first few quests n_n

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Nice, so are you enjoying things so far?

                    • Azuardo

                      Yes I am! It’s my first proper MMO so it’s all new to me but I’m really liking it. I know I’m noobish but it’s fun. I’m level 12 and just did the quest where you fight the golem. I want to try and get as much as I can done before the open beta ends.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Cool, and keep in mind that you can only do content up to lvl 20 for now. However, you can work on multiple classes so~ that leaves more room.

                      Also, we have room in a guild for you. So give me your characters name mate.

                    • Azuardo

                      Awesome :) It’s Az Kisaragi.

    • Tetsu

      Oh yes! I will be playing ALOT of XIV this weekend. Like constantly :D
      PS3
      Tek’ias Sunstorm – Cactuar
      Aurion Vesperio – Cactuar
      Aurallia Grimoire – Cactuar

  • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

    Is anyone playing Kingdom Hearts χ? And are there any unicorns here?

  • Charlottes Guardian

    For those who wanted to see pictures of my game room, im taking them now :D Sorry if its a little dark, the lighting in here isnt great, nor am I photographer xD

    They will be up in this open forum later today ;D

  • Raiyu

    Only two more weeks till All-Star Battle, anyone else excited?

    • KnifeAndFork

      yes of course. Wish they’d show the full roster for J-Stars though.

      • Raiyu

        Same though I’m sure they’ll show more of the roster around TGS time

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

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          • Kobracon

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  • True Gamer

    I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE PS4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol I love technology and gaming

  • Pyrofrost
  • Charlottes Guardian

    Alrighty, without further ado, here are the pictures of the gameroom xD Hope you like it!

    • Charlottes Guardian

      more

      • Charlottes Guardian

        MOAR

        • Charlottes Guardian

          Moarz(the desks)

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            It all looks pretty awesome. =)

            • Charlottes Guardian

              :’D Thanks Zero!

        • AnimusVox

          Can I have your AC Revelation poster? :3

  • T_lowell

    Ok, so I have been visiting this site for a while and decided it’s time for me to drop in and say hi there.

    Hi there, how are you all, you seem like kind people I hope we can be friends.

    Anyway I was wondering how are people liking Xillia? I am about to start it as soon as I finish Muramasa Rebirth (which is a lot of fun)

    (also if any one was wondering, I pronounce it Jee-lia, like how you would
    pronounce the start of Jacques, I overheard someone in my local Game
    shop say it like that and thought it was cool)

    • Kobracon

      Welcome! Put your feet up, relax and enjoy your stay :D

      Personally, I’ve always called it Zillia coz I pronounce Xena as ‘Zena’ as well.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Hello! Welcome! It’s nice to meet you. =)

      I’m hoping to start up Xillia pretty soon myself. I’ve heard great things.

  • AnimusVox

    So gamestop restocked on Xenoblade, but they’re selling it 90 bucks. Am I the only one bothered by this?

    • Charlottes Guardian

      No, no you are not xD

      I was really looking forward to picking it up because I never got a chance to play it and it looks like a game I would love. And then…bodied by that 90 bucks. #thestruggle

      • AnimusVox

        Same here. Man I wish Xseed got a hold of this for localization.

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

      I’m used to paying $90+ for my games, most of the game, so I wouldn’t have thought much of it, lol.

    • Azuardo

      It’s terrible, in my opinion. Abusing the fact it’s a rare game and know that people will pay high prices for it. Honestly, Nintendo should have printed far more copies of this game, and let people download Wii games onto Wii U. This would remove these kinds of practices, where it’s forcing gamers that really don’t want to spend so much on games to actually save up every penny so they can to get hold of a copy at a ridiculous price.

    • Pyrofrost

      While I don’t like the business practice, it’s no different than what ebay/amazon sellers do. See games like Suikoden 2, One Piece Unlimited Adventure, the .hack tetralogy, and etc.

      Fun fact though.
      Gamestop sold the games normal for a year; then they recalled new copies of Xenoblade in their stores. They also had a trade in promo running for Xenoblade to take in used copies.
      Later, a bunch of used ones started popping up out of nowhere in RSBs with a $90 price tag in stores all over the district.
      Is all that a coincidence, I think not.

      While I don’t agree with that business practice, there is nothing illegal about it. The ‘New’ copies that they opened and put used stickers on; Gamestop owns, not Nintendo. Gamestop owned those since they were shipped to their store.

    • Tetsu

      The game’s value is determined by it’s scarcity. Although it seems wrong at a retail chain to follow that practice. But it’s actually cheaper and easier to obtain then buying it on ebay, but that doesn’t make it a just act :/

    • VaultBreaker

      I heard that the company that distribute the xenoblade game to gamestop doesn’t have the right to give price to the full retail game,but instead has the policy to dictate the used game price.So they basically unbox it and replace the tag price.The company that distribute the game to gamestop actually a western company that has the right to produce their own copy of Xenoblade.And yeah… If this is turn out to be true I would be disappointed to this terrible business practice.

      • Pyrofrost

        Every retailer sets their own prices for every game. For the most part they just do the MSRP; however no retail store is required to price something @ the MSRP.
        Once a retail store has a product, they have ownership of that product.

    • MosquitoLemon

      That’s surprising, I’ve never seen them do that with a non-Atlus game. But yeah, this is how it is in Japan, used game stores basically have a bounty list and set prices based on scarcity and condition of the product.

  • Karysonson

    Anyone who wants xenoblade English and has a region free/ hacked wii
    http://www.thehut.com/games/platforms/nintendo-wii/xenoblade-chronicles/10501221.html

    Its $48 and they ship internationally

    • Azuardo

      Out of stock for me.

      • Karysonson

        oh wow

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    Calling owners of PlayStation Vita and Wii U! Do you want more games for your system? If so, please fund Monochroma. Nowhere Studios, creator of the game, has came a long way and they are so close, so VERY close to realizing their dream of finally being able to bring this game to the players. Please support their enthusiasm, their passion, and their talents by pledging for Monochroma now! This game will also comes out on PS3 and PS4.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/445804219/monochroma?ref=kicktraq

    Next on the list is Insignificant, also potentially an awesome. Even though the project already met its goal, it still needs more funding in order to bring it to consoles. Around $13,000 and the developer will be able to bring the game to PS3 and PS4. For Wii U owners, I know you want your version, too, but it’ll be a bit higher at $16,000. So, people, please support the project if you want the game on your consoles.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/significant/insignificant?ref=kicktraq

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I had already backed Monochroma. I just backed Insignificant. I love Kickstarter, but I have a tough time holding back my money on it. lol

  • Kobracon

    So last week has been an interesting week. I started work. What work you may ask? Work as a Junior Game Designer at a local game studio.

    All I can say is, its awesome. So far nothing much is happening yet but I’m just learning the ropes. Learning the programming language they use, their methods and overall getting to know the team. They’re all a bunch of great guys! Everyday during lunch theres a couple of them who are at the back just playing some SF4.

    Sure I’m gonna have a lot less time for games, but learning about making them and then coming home to play games doesn’t seem like a bad life at all :P

    • bloodiOS

      Nice! I wish you full of happiness and excitement everyday at works.

      • Kobracon

        Thank you!

    • jujubee88

      Best of luck! It’s always good to hear commentaries online express genuinely happiness and content with their lives. Cheers! ~_^

      p.s. Oh, any chance the Gematsu mascot can sneak into your game?

      • Kobracon

        Thanks! Hah I’ll have to work my way up the ranks a little before I get to do that XD

        I am still just a Junior GD after all.

        • jujubee88

          You’ll be alright kiddo. They’ll see you where on Gematsu and tell you that you know your stuff. ~_^

          p.s. So, what are your hours like so far? Do you work overtime a lot?

          • Kobracon

            This is my third day XD They are already rounding up a game so I don’t have much involvement yet coz I wasn’t involved in its development. My hours are from 9am to 6pm and overtime only happens at the infamous Crunch Time.

            • jujubee88

              Huh, well okay. Thanks for the insight.

              Take it easy than, bud. Best wishes and whatnot. ;-)

              • Kobracon

                Heh. Were you expecting it to sound worse or something?

                • jujubee88

                  Not knowing stuff like this from first hand experience, I couldn’t really make a judgement call however I know a person who says they’ve known people that work in gaming (as coders of some kind) and that it’s a lot of sitting and eating junk food and being easily replaced if you can’t keep up.

                  So, yeah, that gave me a grim impression overall.

                  • Kobracon

                    That can happen to alot of jobs. The gaming industry certainly is a funner place, but by no immune to the same woes as other jobs. Making games is a skill dependant job, of the result does not make back the money, cuts have to be made unfortunately.

                    In fact, I was hired coz the company just had massive lay-offs due to their last games less than stellar sales. Hopefully I can help…

                    • jujubee88

                      Yup. When you have a good job and find yourself in the career you want, you just keep enjoying where your at and keep going at it. I guess that’s the big takeaway in life as an adult.

                      I’m still going for my degree and doing manual labor to pay for my games and books though. So I got some ways to go before I get to where you are. ^^

                    • Kobracon

                      All the best

    • Eclipse

      That’s awesome!

      I hope you have a fun & fulfilling career.

      • Kobracon

        Thank you

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I’m glad you are enjoying it so far. Best of luck to you. When you start working on games, be sure to tell us! =)

      • Kobracon

        Thanks! Don’t worry, you guys will be my first to call! (…for free advertis-) What? Uhm, nothing! I didn’t say anything >.> <.<

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          lol nice. Sounds good to me, I’m excited. =)

  • Charlottes Guardian

    No one likes my game room :'( lol

    • AnimusVox

      I like it; in fact I claimed that I wanted to steal your AC poster.

      • Charlottes Guardian

        Oh haha xD I forgot where I got it… I think it was when I bought AC 3, but I don’t remember why they gave it to me lol And thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Hello, Open Forum! How is everyone? I got home kinda late today.

    • LordKaiser

      Good exept for the people who wants Xenoblade at this point that are mad at Gamestop for creating a false outage of it.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Yeah, that sucks. The price is absurdly high. =/

        • LordKaiser

          Even more when GS is selling it as used when it’s new.

          • Karysonson

            Have you seen the case/box art? there is no way they could sell that as new in fact it looks bootleg

            • Pyrofrost

              They recalled all new copies of Xenoblade that stores had remaining to redistribute them and sell them as used.
              They also had a trade in promotion on top of that.

              They did all this after the game went one year old here in the US.

              • Karysonson

                Wow

                • Pyrofrost

                  Being that EBgames and Gamestop were the exclusive retail providers of the game; it was really a smart business move. Still a dick move, but a profitable one, ‘eh :p

    • AnimusVox

      Just another day in paradise.
      Did you work today?

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Not today. I was out with friends all day. It was fun but exhausting. =)

    • Tetsu

      Great :D
      Been playing Final Fantasy XIV all night, so fun!
      It’s unfortunate that I have to work tomorrow…lol

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Nice. I’m struggling through my attempts at changing my legacy character.

        I’m currently a Duskwight Elezen, I was just fine with it in version 1.0. I’m changing my race and appearance so that my character might be reborn just like FFXIV.

        It just seems like the right thing to do. I’m also kinda burned out on Elf I suppose.

        • Budgiecat

          My characters name is Teedus Shot and looks like Tidus

        • Tetsu

          No harm there, nothing like a fresh start :)

          What class are you?

          My main is a Male Mi’qote Gladiator, but I also have a Male Elezen Lancer and a Female Human Marauder.
          I chose Disciples of War as a base, and I’m going to evolve them with magick sub-classes. I like basing my characters as upstarts. Almost like they would train in melee weapons in the beginning and learn magick later on because it required more spiritual and mental training. I guess it might be kinda silly, but it makes me feel like I’m growing something tangible :)

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            Having multiple abilities from a variety of jobs is quite helpful in Final Fantasy XIV. It was more or less necessary in version 1.0.

            I’m close to finalizing my new main characters look. I’ll likely start as Arcanist, so I can start at level one.

    • bloodiOS

      Bike riding went bad today. Hit a crack, went off the road, hit a rock and flew off the bike, then slammed head first into a nearby tree, broke the shiny helmet I just bought… so angry…

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        That sounds painful. I’ve been in some rather nasty bike wrecks myself. I used to mess around on my trick bike when I was like 16 or so. I could do some light tricks, but I mostly was hitting the pavement on landings, lol.

        One time I was basically trying to do a backflip. I managed to get the speed and went airborne but when I got upside down all I remember is my head started spinning.

        Next thing I know I was looking at my bike in the road, I was just sitting in this guy’s yard.

        My friend watched it and said I actually landed the flip, but the impact when my bike landed sent me flying off of it face first into the blacktop. I apparently hit pretty hard and it made my body roll a bit. Then, I apparently got up and dove into the yard, my basic instincts knew it wasn’t safe for me to sit in the road.

        It all happened so fast that I was just in a daze. I started to feel something on my face and realized I was bleeding. I had some nasty ass cuts on my face, arms, chest, and knees. Yes, this dumb ass was wearing shorts, with no helmet or pads or anything. I was just covered in blood by the time I started to try and get up.

        My clothes were basically ruined. I managed to walk on my own with my bike a few blocks back home. My friend walked with me of course.

        I threw my clothes away and relaxed in the bath for quite a while. I was lucky and didn’t have to get stitches or anything. I was a runner and ran track in school, so I was in decent enough shape to come away from that fairly well.

        I hurt like a mofo for several weeks. The next day I could barely manage to get out of bed. It was nasty. I kinda decided to give up my trick bike stuff after that, lol. I still rode my bike until some bastard stole it one day. I had it locked to a pole and everything, but I just never got around to buying another bike.

        I could see myself giving all of that another go, If I had the time and cash. One thing is for sure, this time I would wear a helmet and pads. lol

        • bloodiOS

          Ouch… makes me feel happy having landed on grass after hitting that tree… although imagining myself not wearing a helmet like every other days, it sorta creeped me out…

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            I understand. But yeah, best advice I can give is like I said above. Protect yourself, wear helmets and pads if needed. The unexpected occurs too often to chance it.

      • DrForbidden

        I’m sorry to hear about that, man. Seriously, don’t get angry at braking the helmet. Think about it this way: The helmet existed to serve a function. It died while doing its duty, saving you from serious hurt. You could be happy that it served its owner well…

        Important thing is that you’re ok.

    • Charlottes Guardian

      Doing kinda bad lately, my roommates lived with me for about a year now, and he brought over his dog. She passed away yesterday, very unexpectedly. I cared for that dog, but still, it bothered me much more than I expected. I still have my lab that I’ve had for ten years now, but I can’t get the thoughts of losing him out of my mind…

      Been hanging around gematsu to try and keep my mind off things. Honestly, I’m not sure why I posted this, as I don’t like bringing other people down…. I’m sorry guys. Its just I dont really have anyone to talk to anymore…

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Yo! This is part of what the Open Forum is for!

        I know how painful it is to lose a pet. I’ve always been a pet person. I currently have 3 cats and 2 dogs.

        The truth is, they become more than pets. They become your best friend, your family. When my first cat passed away, I was heart broken for weeks. I was only 10 or so when that happened.

        It really hurt me, it just felt like this part of me died with him. I went a few years without any pets. One day, I found this little kitten outside of my house. I instantly grew attached to her and decided to keep her. (I named her midnight.)

        Slowly but surely, that void I had from losing my first cat was starting to fade. I will never forget my first cat, but I had a new friend who needed me, for me to love.

        Sadly, midnight passed away a few years ago. It was really sad for me, but not just for me. I had other pets, pets who are still alive now. They were sad too, one of my dogs really loved her, she would barely eat for weeks, and just moped around the house. My other pets would look around for her too. It was sad, but I felt like I could share my grief with my other pets.

        It just really ****** sucks when one of our pets pass on. The most important thing is this – Never forget them. So long as you keep them in your memory, they will live on through you. That’s what I believe.

        I hope this helps.

        • Charlottes Guardian

          It definitely hurts. Also, this is my first real “loss”. I’m only 19, but none of my close family members or pets have ever passed away. I don’t handle this kind of stuff very well, so I am worried about the future. That all of it is just going to just hit at once. That all the important people in my life will be gone soon. This is so much more than just a dog. It was like a wake up call, a reality check I guess you could say. I’ve had one anxiety attack before, it was like the worst pain in the world, and people who have never had anxiety like that just don’t seem to really get what it feels like. I’m afraid of that happening again. I want to be composed and strong but its just kind of tough now a days. And with Daisy passing away, things seem more real than ever…

          And yeah, it did help. Thank you, just…talking means more than you know.

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            It’s probably hard to believe this, but you eventually learn to deal with the death of loved ones in your own way. It’s not easy, and it never will be.

            I try and find something positive to attach to tough things like a loved one passing. I try and think of good times or fond memories with them. This helps me cope with it, even if only a little bit.

            I actually know quite a bit about anxiety attacks. I’ve had problems with them since I was young. My attacks are typically 100% random.

            I can give you a fairly recent example, unfortunately.

            Rewind back to June of this year. Yeah, not that long ago. I’m just shopping in walmart when all the sudden I have a really bad anxiety attack.

            I almost collapsed, I basically ran to the nearest restroom and locked the door. I sat on the floor shaking and sweating, I could hardly breathe, everything felt wrong, my head was hurting like hell, I couldn’t think straight and my vision was starting to blur.

            I have no idea what brought that on. I haven’t had a bad attack like that in a few years. The only thing that gets me out of those is focusing on positive stuff. This might sound stupid, but I think of video games to help me. I remember good times playing one of my favorite games, etc. I try and focus my mind in on that and take slow deep breaths.

            Eventually, I’m able to relax and focus, the attack subsides and I start to regain control of myself.

            Just typing and thinking about it makes my skin scrawl. Anxiety attacks suck.

            • Charlottes Guardian

              I’m really sad to hear you have anxiety problems too, I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. And I definitely understand the randomness of it. When I had mine, I was just playing call of duty with all my friends and laughing and having fun, and I felt a pain in my chest, and I decided to leave them to go lay down. I didn’t think much of it at first, but each hour it got worse and it wouldn’t go away. It lasted for 8-9 hours, all night long. Since it was the first time, I wasn’t thinking of methods to make it better, I was just confused as to what was happening which I think made it worse. And yeah, typing about it does give me an eerie feeling.

              I definitely don’t think you thinking of video games was stupid at all. They mean a lot to me and I could really see how that would help. When I do have to deal with loss in the future, I hope I can look to good times with friends and games and find a happy medium. I definitely feel more prepared now… This is probably going to sound dumb but, even though I know theres tons of people who are dealing with similar problems, until I talked about it, it just felt like I was the only one who dealing with some of these things.

              P.S. If anyone makes a joke that I deserved my attack because I was playing Call of Duty I’m going to kill you. lol

              • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                It’s not dumb. It’s very common to feel like you are the only one suffering through a problem.

                I’ve been there, and everyone else has too. We all have these types of struggles.

                I’m glad what I typed up has helped you, even if only a little bit. It makes me feel better about my issues too. =)

                • Charlottes Guardian

                  Well I’m glad too. I’m glad I didn’t keep all this stuff to myself, its what I normally do and it only makes things worse. You’re always a a big help zero, glad to know someone gets it.

                  You’re a good person. Also you work too hard. Take a break every once in a while! xD

                  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                    Thanks. I’ll try. =)

                • Kobracon

                  How coincidental that all three of us have anxiety attacks. I thought it might’ve been a rare thing but here we are. I started having them about a few years ago. I kept thinking it was an impending heart attack every time.

                  Breathing starts getting difficult, my skin started crawling and I felt like passing out. It happened once in a car ride, scared the shit outta my parents….I just…I just felt like I had to GET OUT. Just get out of the car and go somewhere else.

                  Thankfully they’ve stopped after I researched alot more on heart attacks and that I have none of the symptoms that could possibly lead to one.

                  I’m sry to hear about your recent attack, Zero and Charlotte. Hope you guys get much less attacks.

                  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                    I’m sorry you have anxiety attacks, you know quite well but they are not fun at all. It’s quite difficult to explain them to those who haven’t had one.

                    I’m really glad the attacks have stopped for you! That’s great!

                    Oh… man… When I read what you typed about having one on a car ride… man… I had one of my worst attacks when I was like 12 or 13 during a trip with school.

                    It was one of the most frightening experiences in my life… I wanted to get away, I needed to get away, but I had no where to go. I was lucky I picked the back seat of this school bus we were in. I like curled up into a ball and put my jacket over me and tried my best to calm down.

                    It didn’t help that I was just as afraid of someone asking me what was wrong, or noticing my behavior. I was young, because of that… I felt like something was wrong with me, I was some kind of freak or something. I didn’t understand anxiety attacks, I didn’t realize it was something lots of people struggle with.

                    To tell the truth, I think the attack was so hard on me that I finally fell asleep from exhaustion. I’m lucky I didn’t have some kind of severe heart attack or something. It was so bad that I couldn’t ride in a school bus for a few years.

                    The only way I was actually able to move past it was years of talking to myself and making sense of it all. When I started to learn about anxiety attacks, it actually helped me so much. It felt like a huge weight was lifted from me, understanding what was happening to me, and that I wasn’t alone.

                    These days, I look back at that when life gets tough. I look back upon it as one of the toughest times in my life. I always tell myself. You made it through that crap man! Life hit you with an incredibly tough test at a young age, and you passed it! You can make it through these tough times, this is nothing!

                    It really does help. Believe it or not. =)

                    • Kobracon

                      Oh I believe it alright. Learning about what an actual heart attack is like and looking at what triggers anxiety attacks really helped. Self-affirmations are first and foremost the best thing to calm yourself down. Next would be closing your eyes and just taking deep breathes.

                      The less your thinking about ANYTHING, the faster you’ll calm down. After learning about these attacks, looking back throughout the years, I realised that I have had these before in primary school, I just didn’t know what they were back then.

          • DrForbidden

            I’m sorry to hear about your roommate’s dog. Yes, everybody dies eventually, unfortunately. That’s what makes life and the time you spend together precious. I think it’s good to say the goodbyes and then let the grief go. You have a dog of your own, and it’s more important to cherish the living when they are still around.

            I hope you feel better soon.

            • Charlottes Guardian

              Thank you, it means a lot to me.

      • bloodiOS

        This is what this place is for. Browse around and cheer yourself up.

  • AnimusVox

    Can someone help me out with the signing up for the FFXIV PS3 beta? I don’t know how I go about getting a code, I went on the official website and didn’t see anything.
    Or should I just wait till 2am my time and just go on?

    • Pyrofrost

      want a code? hit me up on PS3

    • Pyrofrost

      It seems they are trickling people into Hyperion due to the server load.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I have a spare XIV beta code for PS3. If anyone is interested in it. I’m more than happy to give it away right here in the open forum.

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

      Of course it would be when everyone is asleep, lol.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        It’s Friday night and only like 11ish Pacific time. Not that late. xD

        No rush. The code will still be here whenever someone would like to claim it.

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

          Well, just for kicks… I’m just going to post something I saw happen earlier when a F.A.T.E. spawned. This dude got OWNED, lol. All I saw was the stampede, then him dropping like a fly.

          It was amazing.

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            Oddly enough I didn’t see the image until I refreshed the page. That looks like it hurt.

            They didn’t have Fate events in the original game. I almost died just like that the first time I tried one in the alpha. lol

    • bloodiOS

      I’ll gladly take it off your hands.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Sure thing. Could you please send me an email at zero@gematsu.com

        • bloodiOS

          Done!

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            Thanks. I sent an email with the code included. =)

            • bloodiOS

              Thanks a bunch, man. You’re awesome!

    • bloodiOS

      Just sent you an email regarding my embarrassing blunder.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I got it. xD

        • bloodiOS

          Sorry for wasting your time, man. Geez, it was so embarrassing…

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

            Got a code for a different region from your own? :P

            • bloodiOS

              Nope, I had a code of my own, but it was on a different email account…

              Edit: My wording sucks, so I edited it.

              • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                It’s no problem at all. I know we will find someone else who can use the extra code. =)

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

                Oh, lol. That was going to be my second guess.

  • Elvick

    Ever spend way too much and feel dumb afterwards?

    • bloodiOS

      Bought my cousin a PSP, a DS, and a bunch of games. A few years later, I deeply regretted the fact that I didn’t save the money so I can now buy myself a Vita instead.

      • Elvick

        At least you did something nice for someone else!

        • bloodiOS

          He let his sister dumped both systems into the toilet a week after I bought them…

          • Elvick

            Well… ._.;;

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            Damn… That’s shitty. Pun intended?

            Seriously, that’s just some bull…

            • bloodiOS

              Oh, believe me, it’s real alright. The kid got so mad, he slapped his sister in the face. But it’s his fault for leaving the consoles on the ground and went to his friend’s place when there’s a two-year-old roaming in the house. It was unbelievable…

              • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                Tough lesson to learn. =(

                • bloodiOS

                  It was worth it, I suppose. After all, you can’t teach a kid who hasn’t worked his ass off before to value his stuffs unless they were taken away forever. We did try to revive the consoles by drying them under the sun for while though (but of course, it didn’t work.)

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

      Yeah, when I bought my JP 360 instead of getting a Vita, lol. Fortunately, I still managed to sell it, along with a couple of games, for about $200 or so, so the Vita basically paid for itself.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Far too often. lol

    • Kobracon

      I have a copy of Limited Edition Project X Zone on my shelf and I don’t have a 3DS. Yeah I’ll be feeling pretty dumb till I get a 3DS…

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I think my new FFXIV character is going to look like this. Warning – Large picture sizes.

    This is what I used to look like.

    http://i.picpar.com/4Dt.png

    This is what I’m considering going with for my new look.

    http://i.picpar.com/0Dt.png

    Thoughts? I’m open to opinions and criticisms. My elf actually looks different in the new engine than he did before.

    • shogunknight

      First dude looks like a character from skyrim, second looks like a sky pirate scholar. I prefer the second, looks troublesome too

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I made my elf (The first character) in 2010 before skyrim released. OMG! Bethesda totally copied me! lol.

        My new character is supposed to kinda look battle tested. The weapons are different because I was scrolling through class choices. The elf is on Gladiator, and you can see where the Hyur is on Arcanist. Also, the clothes are just the default outfits for the race.

        Thanks for the feedback. It’s tough to try and change a character you put so much into. I had some very memorable adventures with my Elf in XIV 1.0.

        • shogunknight

          Yes its tough, most especially if you can change so much features. Whenever i play MMOs i usually check on 1st paladin/cleric then mage classes. Always liked being a supporting/tanking class. They are very important in games like Tera or Dragon Nest. Which reminds me, do you create female classes in MMOs/games with character creation? I only do that after i create and max out my main male cleric/tank class (thats if its not gender locked), but games like monster hunter and lord of arcana where i could do local play i just create a female

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            I had a mule female character in Final Fantasy 11. She was mostly used for my clans bank. I kept all the cash we earned as a linkshell on her.

            I might have had a female character on PSO… I can’t be for sure.

            I usually only have one character because games like to charge you additional fee’s for another.

            These days, lots of MMO’s are going F2P. I typically only have the time for one character though. =/

            I might create a female character for XIV. It depends if I want to pay whatever fee they charge me for having another character. If I do, she will likely play on another server.

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

          I see why you’re having a tough time with it though. If I remember correctly, Legacy players are allowed to change race and such just once, if they want, then they must stick with it.

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            Yeah. I can only change it once. I’ve already loaded it up a few times and ended up clicking cancel and quitting because it’s such a struggle.

            People who think it’s not possible to get attached to a character you made are so wrong.

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

              Oh, I know the feeling. I dumped a good 500+ hours into a character on Phantasy Star Online, then made a 2.0 version of her in Phantasy Star Universe where I played her for 1,000+ hours, then Phantasy Star Online 2 came out and I made a 3.0 version and put in 400+ or so, lol.

              #thestruggle

              • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                Nice! That’s some hardcore dedication.

                I will play PSO 2 one of these days. Darn you Sega. At this rate I’ll be the only person who supports the localized version, if they managed to get it out the door.

                Did you just get tired of PSO 2? I’m sorta curious.

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

                  Yeah, basically. Well, it was a combination of the community and the game, really. I really got sick of all the NA players I encountered failing missions because they were too busy talking or hanging around the lobby spamming symbol art (mostly with nudity at that).

                  Sure, I had fun playing with JP players, but the game overall just felt so weak after the first few months or so. Every time we got a new map, it was cool like… The first and second time, but after that, you were back where you started, still maxed out at the level cap. Maybe the pacing was just wrong for me or something, I’m not sure.

                  I’m kind of worried about FFXIV: ARR already actually. The difficulty seems to have decreased since phase 3. They made things easier, even though they were plenty easy before. Maybe Yoshi-P just wants to make sure the casuals stay through the first half of the game. He has stated the difficulty does increase significantly later on, requiring the party to be much more coordinated than the rather carefree groups you have now.

                  Still… I hope it can hold my interest for a while.

                  • Pyrofrost

                    It’s statements like this that worry me though:

                    A game for hardcore players. (A game they can’t relate to)
                    A game that requires a constant internet connection. (Stressful)
                    A game where you have to chat with people. (Stressful)
                    A game that requires partying to progress, forcing interaction with others. (Stressful)
                    A game that lacks a good story. (Low expectations)
                    A game with too many windows and interfaces. (Confusing)
                    A game with too many things to remember, making it unplayable. (Intimidating)
                    A game with too much terminology. (Difficult)
                    A game where you may be abruptly killed by another player. (Misconception)
                    A game that looks like too much trouble. (A vague sense of uneasiness)

                    Something like about the story, and players just being able to kill you any time is one thing; but some of that other stuff makes me feel uneasy.

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

                      Er… Where are you getting all of that from? @w@

                    • Pyrofrost

                      It’s stuff that Yoshida said.

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

                      Hrm… I don’t really see anything to worry about though. There’s a little something for everyone in FFXIV: ARR. Also, having to party in dungeons is hardly stressful. Duty finder makes things really easy, putting you into groups by eliminating the task of actually talking to search for a party, in case you’re uncomfortable trying to approach people.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      I find what you’re saying all good, and allowing people (including non-dedicated players) to be able to complete story content is all well and good too.

                      What I’m worried about is, with the process of everything being dumbed down for non-dedicated players, how far exactly is the dumbing down going to go.
                      I know that we aren’t into the full swing of content yet; however, what we’re experiencing now is enough to make anyone who cares about it (dedicated players) wonder.

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

                      I guess, but if Yoshi-P says it’s going to become difficult later on and it’s already EASY MODO right now, well… The only way we can go is up from here. I’m not worried, lol.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      I’m hoping so.
                      I mean, I don’t expect ALL the content to be balls to the wall difficult.
                      However, part of the fun for many people is the intensity that comes with a game not running on ‘safe mode.’

                      Yoshida has done a great job resurrecting this game; so I hope he fully continues to deliver and also make good on his promises to dedicated players.

                      Here is to hoping for the best. ^_^

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      I think it’s a tough balance. Trying to attract new casual players while also satisfying the hardcore.

                      I wouldn’t worry too much. Lots of people stuck around and paid to play version 1.0, which is pretty hardcore lol.

                      I think that once the initial re-launch starts to subside, the team will be able to start adding more challenging content.

                      They sorta did this with version 1.0. Some of that content is still in ARR from what I understand, I imagine fighting Ifrit on hard mode is still rather difficult.

                      The best advice I can give is to keep having faith in Yoshi-P. I’ve been placing my faith in him since he took over XIV. Some patience might be involved, but I think it will be worth it.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      I will be having faith in Yoshida as well.
                      He basically resurrected what was a doomed game. I have never seen a dev work out the miracle he did. lol

                  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                    That’s a shame about PSO 2. I do plan to give it a shot in the future.

                    It wasn’t very difficult to reach the level cap in version 1.0 of XIV. Which is why most people took up multiple jobs to the cap.

                    Which was really needed when they added Ifrit in hard mode. That was challenging content that required a well coordinated and experienced party.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Let’s not forget about that uber way of PLing that was in 1.0 :p

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      I know all about it. I basically got done with my major leveling right before that patch. I couldn’t help but feel like I wasted my time. People were accomplishing what took me almost a year in a few weeks.

                      The catch is, even hardcore linkshells mostly supported it. They needed everyone to have specific skills to help clear Ifrit hard more and stuff.

                      For example. Gladiator had and probably still has a skill called Sentinel. It was crucial in clearing the fight on hard mode, you needed to time it with his Hellfire since it helped minimize the damage you received from it significantly.

                      Lots of people didn’t have this. And everyone really needed it, especially the main healer. This was one of the reasons I got stuck as the lead healer in most of our Ifrit runs. I had sentinel and also had experience.

                      Which was another thing about all the people getting power leveled. Lots of them didn’t take the time to learn how to use skills they got via plv properly, etc.

                      That lack of experience can hurt a group quite often. =/

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Yeah, it reminds me about how people hopped on to summoner burns on FFXI to uber level other jobs; then they had no idea how to play them and they were gimped as hell xD

                      I hope broken things like that are found and fixed quickly once the game comes out. If things like that exist in 2.0

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      People will always find some kind of exploit. It took the team too long to more or less patch it away in 1.0. They were really busy making this all new game, so it was understandable. That didn’t make it any less frustrating for me. I was torn by it though, and it taught me a good lesson. I was being a bit too selfish. I wanted to keep all my hard work leveling more exclusive, I wanted it to be something only veteran players had. I wanted it to be something hardcore.

                      When I stopped and thought about it.

                      I realized I shouldn’t try and look down upon others for wanting to obtain the same goals, even if they reach those goals differently. Besides, if the developers felt like the exploit was a game breaker, they would just roll back the levels for all of those people.

                      In short. I shouldn’t rain on their parade because I had a tougher road.

                      It’s funny because I started to really not care much about my levels after that. Believe this or not, I would have been okay with a character wipe.

                      It might have actually been better that way. Everyone could have started on an even playing field. Would it have been better? I suppose we may never truly know.

                      For now, I think its imperative for legacy servers to embrace new players. We don’t need this awkward divide between legacy and non legacy players. That’s just stupid.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Hehe, I went to sleep mate. xD

                      However, I do agree with everything your saying.
                      About players using exploits. The only time it really bothers me is when a player uses an exploit to level a job; and then, they deceive themselves into thinking they can play the job efficiently, when they never took time to learn it.
                      If a player uses an exploit, either take time to learn the job too or don’t try to main it when others are depending on you. Ya know?

                      I also agree that legacy should embrace non-legacy. However, I don’t see the legacy ~ non-legacy thing as any different than people that join a MMO after it has been out for three years. There are players ahead of them then as well.
                      I believe the whole legacy ~ non-legacy thing will blow over soon enough anyway.
                      Hell, I have a legacy character and all my shit is level 1, so not ever legacy is stacked with 50’s.

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      I hope it all does blow over soon enough. I’m not thrilled with the idea of non legacy servers to be honest. I don’t want that kind of divide to exists.

                    • LordKaiser

                      The thing that happened with PS02 is that the Chaotic Boder Break limited quest ended and with it the player base decided to take a break to play Dragon’s Crown and Xillia for those that have PS3.

                      So there’s few USA players on the server. The Servers get full on the eastern time mornings around 5am or so because that’s when Japanese return from work at night.

                      The new e-quest of Beach wars is meh and has a very tight time limit and it’s hard to complete that way.

                      Also the prices of stuff is getting inflated now that everyone has 2 characters and do double TACOs but this in turn burn the players by making them do Time Attack Quests too often to have the millions of meseta to buy accessories, hair styles, Lobby actions and clothes. (And 10 star equipment if they have premium.)

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      That sounds pretty rough. 0.0

                    • LordKaiser

                      It’s the optional price for wanting your character to look good. If you use a female avatar, you’ll spend more meseta.

                      A sword called the Dragon’s Slayer used to cost 300 million meseta. Yup the economy is entirely player based and only the basic equipment is sold by NPCs.

                  • LordKaiser

                    The Japanese are the same as American players on ship 2. The quality of skills it’s the same and I had seen far too many Bravers from both nationalities go combo time on Falz Uterly Profound lower arms.

                    It seems like Block #20 lol , Sometimes it happens in 208 too…

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

                      That’s why I stopped hanging around block 20 :P

                      After all the bullshit, I switched to blocks 2 and 11. I never ran into players not knowing what the hell they were doing any more or wasting my time.

    • AnimusVox

      The elf reminds me of Fenris from Dragon Age 2 except with black hair.

      • DrForbidden

        Pretty much this.

  • bloodiOS

    I love how technology behind software has evolved over the years.

    8 years ago, my crappy desktop was still having a hard time running a 480p MKV file with softsubs. Now, the same crappy desktop is capable of running a 1080p MKV file (encoded with Hi10P H.264) smoothly. If only I could show the me from 8 years ago what I’m experiencing now…

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I feel that. I remember the crappy raw files we had to work with. (Retired fansubber here.)

      I remember when finding a good 480p quality raw was exciting. lol

    • Kobracon

      If you told my younger self I would be able to emulate FFVIII on my phone, I would have slapped you for being a liar!

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Nevermind.

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

      Actually, that won’t be necessary. Square-Enix just turned phase 4 into open beta for everyone. Sign up on the website and you’ll have your code e-mailed immediately. Remember, the beta only lasts until the 19th, so hurry :3

      http://entry.ffxiv.com/beta/index_na.html

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        That’s pretty cool. =)

  • HassanJamal

    New Pokemon Anime!!!! But only a one episode thing :C Still though new Pokemon Anime without the ever young Ash! :D Really wished they made an anime of Pokemon Special though but this is good too.

    • AnimusVox

      Pokemon Special?

      • HassanJamal

        Its a very epic IMO manga based on the games. Its really good. Its also called Pokemon Adventures elsewhere.

  • Elvick

    This stuff is pretty interesting: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-ps3-vs-ps-vita-face-off

    (comparison between PS3 and PS Vita)

    Although I haven’t read it all yet. Has some great videos too, either tracking framerate on Vita or comparing PS3/Vita visuals.

    I don’t recall ever feeling Uncharted was “unplayable” though. So when I read that I was pretty surprised. *shrug*

  • AnimusVox

    Man, trying to start this beta for FFXIV has been such a fucking pain. I’m grateful that Shinku gave me a key but I can’t sign in at all. Everything is right, i triple checked everything I even tried to create a new SE account which in turn says (email already taken yet when I try to recover my password it says email not in our system or whatever.
    This is really killing the hyped for me, and it’s making me not want to get it anymore.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      if you want I can try to help you out.

      • AnimusVox

        Yes please ;~;
        The key code Shinku gave me works, it’s just that whenever I sign in with SE account like it says it’s telling me I put in the wrong info :'[
        It’s like I wasnt meant to play this game

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          I’m going to start at the beginning and see if we can work together and figure out what the heck is going on.

          Can you login to your SE account with this link?

          https://secure.square-enix.com/account/app/svc/Login?cont=account&request=ffxivrebornbeta

          • AnimusVox

            No it says the same thing

            • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

              Okay. What email address did you sign up with? If you want to make this more private we can take this to private emails.

              • AnimusVox

                I think someone got into my email that I was using and did something to it. I’ll get back with you in a bit.
                Thanks

                • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                  Oh? I sure hope everything is okay!

                  • AnimusVox

                    *sigh* What a week -.-;
                    I’ll try it again when I get home from work later in the evening. Thanks for trying to help ;u;

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      Sorry you had some bad luck. I’ll try and help if you still need it later this evening.

                      Once you can figure out the SE account problem. You should be able to sign in and play without issue.

                      I’m going to go ahead and download the PS3 beta client and install it. That way, I’ll be able to help if some kind of problem lies with the linking of SE account and Sony account.

                    • AnimusVox

                      Aha SE changed my ID name and I wasn’t aware. And I got my email situation all squared away, I’m signed in now and waiting for that download to finish. *le sigh*
                      Thanks again
                      =u=

                    • Pyrofrost

                      AWESOME!

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      That’s great!

                      I’m really glad you got it all sorted out. =)

                    • AnimusVox

                      Phew now…I have to sleep, it’s 5am and I have to get up in about 4 hrs =~=;

                      Oh and by the way you may add me on PSN if you like also; PSN: SundanceKid44

                    • Locksus

                      Glad you got it working :)
                      I’m playing the Beta on PC now, but I’m still at the beginning.

        • Pyrofrost

          I’m sorry to hear about your luck with trying to get in man. I wouldn’t even know where to start with something like this.
          So it would probably be best for you to work this out with Zero if you experience further problems later.

          I hope this doesn’t kill your desire to join us in Eorzea :(

          • AnimusVox

            Haha it won’t….not anymore at least. I got it working. Ugh I should’ve been asleep hrs ago :L

            • Pyrofrost

              I’m glad to see you got in!
              How are you liking Eorzea so far.

              What town/class did you choose?

              • AnimusVox

                I’m a Roeagdyn male, pugulist (I think I butchered the spelling). Haven’t even started yet since t was like 7am when I finally got to start so I jus created my guy and stopped.
                But the world itself is gorgeous.

                • Pyrofrost

                  I see, well let me know when you’re on and give me your name so I can get you into the free company

  • Budgiecat
    • MosquitoLemon

      That looks cool, what the heck is it?!

  • Luna Kazemaru

    random invite to killzone mercs wow

  • DesmaX

    So, yeah, I’ll just leave a code for Burnout Paradise to be redeemed on Origin. Realize I already have this one, lol

    6HAS-V9CU-KQLB-JAMK-G2NE

  • AnimusVox

    Aside from FFXIV; what’s the next game you folks are really looking forward to? Mine is ‘Watch Dogs’

    • Azuardo

      I really like the looks of GTAV but I may wait on that one for a little bit. I’d say FFX/X-2 is the next big one for me.

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

        The trophies for FFX/X-2 are going to be a BITCH to get though, I bet, haha.

        • PrinceHeir

          dodge one hundred lightning bolts :P

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

            Actually, 200 :P

            You’re just full of errors tonight, aren’t you? Lol.

            • PrinceHeir

              lol i feel i’m drunk this week!

              haven’t slept much, been watching tons of anime and all.

        • Azuardo

          You’re right about that! One thing I was really hoping for in X-2 HD was them making it far easier to get 100% completion. It’s impossible to know what tiny % you need next before it becomes missable, unless you use a guide. I was hoping they’d fix it in the remaster, but doesn’t sound like they have. I guess I’ll just run through the game normally to begin with, then do a re-run with a guide for 100%. Though I might be tempted to just use a guide for 100% straight away…

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

            I can just imagine the frustrations of a Blitzball trophy. I’m still on the fence about getting this since I’m more inclined to play new games than buy HD editions to replay old games.

    • DesmaX

      Disgaea D2.

      Still thinking about picking GTA V before

    • Pyrofrost

      To be honest, I can’t see past FFXIV lol

      However, I will still be buying JRPGs and stuff as they come ^^

      • AnimusVox

        Ahah he beta is very fun and also I’m sorry I haven’t played with you yet, when the actual game comes out I’ll try to get with you and Zero.
        (That whole comment sounds bad)

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          lol

          Well, once I finally finishing editing my original character, I will be on Hyperion. I’m pretty sure @ShinkuTachi:disqus is playing on Hyperion too. =)

          • AnimusVox

            Ah ok I thought it was still Hyperion but when I signed on last night it was full I’m guessing since I couldn’t join.
            But alas, I work on the weekends so my play time will be short.
            =~=

            • Pyrofrost

              Yeah, Phase 4 is serving its purpose with the testing, as there have been server load issues all around. I’d just say keep trying. I you don’t get in now, you should be able to get in for release.

            • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

              I tried to make a new character to mess around with on Hyperion last night. It said I would have to wait, but then it randomly booted me to a different server lol.

          • Pyrofrost

            Aye sir, I am ^_^
            Also, if you are looking for a FC, I’m in one that you can join ^^

            • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

              I’m sure my old LS mates will /tackle me the moment I log in on my character. I’ve decided to not change my name for that reason.

              I’m honestly not sure if you can be in multiple FC’s and stuff. It was linkshell onry when I was playing. I had to stop because of real life in early 2012.

              My character’s name is Raidou Kuzunoha

              (When I initially picked that name. I wanted to be a mage or maybe even a summoner. Of course, I went on to try out Lancer to start, then I sorta played everything lol. Also, the Raidou in the Devil Summoner games is Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV.) ^^

              I was on Trabia before it turned into Hyperion. I figure I should keep my name for old time’s sake. Besides, I’m not sure what I would change it to.

              • Pyrofrost

                Hahaha, I understand mate. Besides we can still friend each other and do stuff and run groups and whatnot, right?

                Just shoot me a friend request, mate. My name in game is Rutee Katrea

                • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                  Oh, for sure. I most certainly want to play with as many Gematsu users as I possibly can. It’s high on my list of things to do. =)

          • Kobracon

            Sadly alot of the servers are full….I wish I could join you guys in Hyperion but I can’t even get in Sargatanas. In the end I went to Adamantoise coz FFXIII was the last thing I played :/

            • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

              Yeah. The beta has been crazy popular. I had to wait for hours to get into Hyperion, even though I had a character and was legacy, it didn’t matter.

              I got an unlucky power outage shortly after I got in… lol.

              Anyways. When the game launches, it should be much easier to get into servers. I hope we can find a way to play some of the game together. ^^

              • Kobracon

                Me too ^_^

    • Zackasaur

      Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix! :3

    • Locksus

      WildStar and Pokemon X and Y, mainly.
      I’ve been following WildStar for a few weeks now and it looks very, very good.

    • KingNigma

      I’m actually looking forward to Arkham Origins (unpopular choice?) and playing FFX for the first time.

    • Kobracon

      Persona 5 and Persona 4 Arena 2

  • bloodiOS

    I’m incredibly bored, so allow me to ask a strange question. For the longest of time, I have a hard time believe in the validity of necromancy. In my mind, a necromancer is just a chronomaster who is powerful and skillful enough to revert the time of the deceased. What do you guys think?

    • Zackasaur

      I think they’re different things. A chronomaster might be able to simulate a certain sort of necromancy, but necromancy has more to do with controlling the dead. They obey the necromancer and typically don’t show any signs of their past humanity.

      As it is usually portrayed, necromancy is a lot like creating and manipulating zombies.

      • bloodiOS

        Huh, I think it’s might be able to simulate the effect by first revive the dead through chronomancy and then control/reconstruct their minds through highly advanced electromancy.

  • PrinceHeir

    since i just got a new avatar let’s all tell who are avatars is and where they came from :P

    since i’m always intrigued on some of the people here ^^

    i’ll start with me of course.

    it’s Chane from Baccano!

    amazing show!

    after watching the series last week, she’s one of my favorite anime characters ever along with Ennis :)

    both are classy, and it’s a shame i can only pick one for my avatar :(

    • bloodiOS

      Sonic from One-Punch Man.

      • PrinceHeir

        ehh?!?!

        i always thought it was Alucard from Hellsing XD

        cool!

        • bloodiOS

          Alucard doesn’t smile like a kid ;)

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

            Wait… Why are there two people with the name ‘Bloodios’ ? I just noticed this ._.

            • bloodiOS

              One is Disqus, the other is Gematsu account.

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

                Oh. That explains it then, lol.

              • PrinceHeir

                lol i always thought you changed your avatar from your P3 one XD

                • bloodiOS

                  Initially both accounts used the same avatar ;)

        • z_merquise

          Go read Onepunch Man! It’s awesome and hilarious!

    • Bloodios

      Persona 3’s main character from… Persona 3

    • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owltron

      My avatar is Tharja. My previous one was the one I made.

    • futuristic_imagination

      My avatar is Tablo and Dj Tukutz from Epik High, the pic is from their music-video Wannabe.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I absolutely love Baccano! One of my favorite series ever. So good!

      I’m currently just using this Jude from Tales of Xillia avatar. I kinda switch my avatar around randomly. xD

      • PrinceHeir

        definitely!!!

        why no Mila? i love Mila!!

        especially Miyuki Sawashiro’s voice :)

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

          Milla, you mean :P

          • PrinceHeir

            oh forgot the other “l”!!!

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          When I picked the avatar, I can’t remember who, but a few users were already using Milla as an avatar.

          I didn’t want it to be confusing.

          • PrinceHeir

            i see!

    • Zackasaur

      Artwork to fit the Coheed and Cambria album, “Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV: Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness.”

      • PrinceHeir

        nice!

    • AnimusVox

      Mirania from ‘The Last Story’
      <3

    • z_merquise

      Raiden from Metal Gear Rising.

      And I’m using this for a long while now. I’m maybe thinking of changing this if only there’s a new official art for Iroha in a new Samurai Shodown fighting game. If ever there’s one that is.

      I’ll miss your Blue Rose avatar by the way.

      • PrinceHeir

        i’ll change it back once i watched the two new movies XD

    • new_tradition

      Sanada Yukimura from Capcom’s series Sengoku Basara. Specifically it’s concept art by Makoto Tsuchibiyashi. His stuff is incredible *_*

      I specifically picked Yukimura for purely fangirl reasons. He’s strong, aesthetically pleasing, and I love his honest and honourable attitude. Not to mention he’s passionate and loyal to Shingen. He’s rediculously moe to boot, lol! He’s like a over grown kid <3

      (actually wait, I think he's 17 in the series, so I guess he's realistic, lol :3)

    • GetOffMy_Lawn

      Clint Eastwood from Gran Torino, because… Clint Eastwood.

    • SolarisSpell

      Mine is Lenneth Valkyrie from Valkyrie Profile.

      I usually have a hard time trying to decide my top favourite games. But Valkyrie Profile is always there.

    • Nice Boat

      Dante from Devil May Cry 4 for being my favorite version of the character due to how hilarious he is.

    • Kobracon

      Still The Joker :/

    • Eclipse

      Aiwass from my favorite series Toaru Majutsu no Index _<

    • McPoo

      Mine is the symbol for power. Because I’m all powerful.

    • Azuardo

      Kehh. Mine is just my ugly mug XD

      I may change it to something
      else soon (like Kasumi lol), since I usually do on other forums. I
      linked my twitter to disqus, which is why it’s this one atm.

  • Skerj

    Man open forum has blown up, it used to be like 60-70 comments until the next one. Also I finally got into the KZ Mercenary beta. ..the open one. So yaaay I can play on Tuesday.

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

      Yeah, the open forum has been getting a lot of posts as of late. I think last week’s got over 500, iirc.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        We had 522 comments last week. Which was a record for the open forum.

        Well on our way to a big number this week too. =)

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

          Is there actually a cap currently placed on the amount of comments an open forum can hold?

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            Nope.

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

              That’s cool then. I know threads some sites will automatically lock or something once they reach a specific number, so it’s nice to know this will never do that :P

              • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                I only lock the open forum’s when the new one for the week is posted.

                It would be really confusing if we didn’t lock the old of when the new one was posted.

                It would sorta defeat the point of making a new one each week. We decided to do it this way for a few reasons.

                The first is simple, it’s easier to keep up with and read the open forum this way. Second, if we had one open forum that had like 3000 or more comments or something, it would take a while for Disqus to load the comment section. Last but not least, I had some ideas for possible giveaways in the open forum when it first started. It’s taken me quite a while to get that prepared, but I needed a new one each week in order to do so.

      • Kobracon

        Something tells me that the announcement of random prizes might have had something to do with the spike in comments….or I could be totally wrong and Gematsu just leveled :p

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Yeah. I think it’s awesome! =)

    • McPoo

      I think the boost in popularity is probably down to me being here now.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I’m playing the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIV for the first time. I have to say, I’m impressed.

    It runs pretty smooth so far, not that much worse looking than the PC version either. The controller support seems really nice too.

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

      I concur, but you do have some awkward moments, heh. This happened to me after finding one of the shards in town @w@

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

        And it kept going

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

          And going

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

            And going some more (it finally stopped after about a minute, but still annoying, lol). Also, excuse the pixels and stuff. I’m not sure why VLC can’t seem to capture screenshots from my RAW footage properly. Oh well. It will look fine once I am able to upload it after the official release.

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

              Screenshots would probably look a bit better if I used their built-in screenshot system introduced in Phase 4 for PS3 players now. I believe it’s done by pushing L1+Start (or Print Scrn if you’re using a keyboard).

              • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                That’s just a common glitch. It happened to me during the alpha on PC. Probably just server lag.

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

                  Ah. Weird. I didn’t have it happen to me during Phase 3, oddly enough. Sometimes my character won’t even walk/run after accessing a shard either. He will simply float in place, lol.

                  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                    Just some odd server lag I would guess.

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

                      Guess so :P

                      There have been all SORTS of problems/errors occurring since Phase 4 began. Frankly, it’s been a clusterfuck, for a lack of better words.

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      More players = More problems. xD

                      That’s what the beta is for though. =)

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

                      Well, the official release is in just a few days. Better get those problems taken care of and fast X3

                    • Azuardo

                      True, I had an audio glitch on PS3 last night. All my music and SFX just gradually faded out to nothing and the only way it would come back is if I quit (not just log out) the whole game. Some others online at the time said it had happened to them/people they know, too. But that’s what beta’s for, I guess :p

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Yeah, that’s how open betas are though. The floodgates are completely open and anyone can get in for free. I can guarantee you that it won’t be any worse than this when the release come out. People will have to actually buy the game, then shortly after start paying to play.

    • Kobracon

      I’m quite glad they had the option switch to so many audio languages for the voices (including Jap). I’ve been playing on the PS3 version the whole time and I quite like the control scheme. Its quite clever.

  • z_merquise

    Anyone here playing Dragon’s Crown?

    Game is so good, by the way. I think it’s my best game of the year, next to Metal Gear Rising.

    • PrinceHeir

      definitely one of the best, but there’s so many games like Metal Gear Rising, Fist of the North Star Ken’s Rage 2, Killer is Dead, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Animal Crossing New Leaf etc

      so it’s hard to choose!

  • Peacenutman

    Any fellow Vancouverites going to Anime Revolution?

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

      #JessicaNigri

      • Peacenutman

        She is Canadian? I always thought she is American.

        Well I was just hoping to make some friends here so we could go as a group next year. It sucks that my circle of friends are not into anime stuff. All they watch on tv is hockey, mma, and family guys, yuck.

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

          Nooooooo… I just meant she was going, lol. She’s been talking about it on her page.

  • LordKaiser

    What the hell Media Vision is doing? Last time I heard they where helping SEGA with a portable Shining Force. I need a new Wild Arms game, after playing #5 the series took a positive note and I was waiting for a Six. Where is it?!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi9zR2CXO0w

    • SolarisSpell

      I loved Wild Arms 5.

      Actually, I loved odd numbered Wild Arms.

      • LordKaiser

        Yeah 1,3 and 5.. All of them with a solid story. I’m glad that I’m not alone.

  • 罪罰

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reUwjHDBmj8
    I really like how this girl plays piano, can’t stop watching her videos.

  • futuristic_imagination

    So anyways, I finally got around to start ff XIV on ps3, I was wondering what server are you guys in? I am assuming that everyones on hyperion?

  • bloodiOS

    So, recently I’ve been hearing some folks saying that Bluepoint Games sucks and that HexaDrive should’ve handled the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection instead. Well, I say these folks should realize that Bluepoint Games works best when they only have to optimize for one platform. Seriously, let’s look at other 3rd-party teams who have produced brilliant HD-remastery like HexaDrive and Just Add Water. For every single one of their HD-remaster projects, these two teams only have to work on one game for only one platform. Bluepoint Games was able to produce decent results while working on two titles (for one platform.) So Metal Gear Solid HD Collection was their first hiccup, fine, but unless HexaDrive and Just Add Water can work on two games for two platforms at the same time and are able to produce better results than Bluepoint Games’, I wouldn’t say they are better.

    • Kobracon

      Oh dear, whats wrong with the MGS HD collection?

      • bloodiOS

        For the PS3 version of 2&3 (the ones Bluepoint Games worked on) there were several dips in framerate and some glitches.

        • Kobracon

          Ouch. Too bad :(

  • bloodiOS

    I wonder if Tri-Ace is going to show something interesting at this year’s CEDEC…

    • Kobracon

      I sincerely hope so. I have enjoyed almost all games by those guys!

  • bloodiOS

    At last, my PS3 has finally gotten the YLOD! Time to give Gophermods a try!

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Damn. That sucks! Sorry that happened. =(

      • bloodiOS

        Nah, I’ll just send it in to Gophermods. I should have it back by next week. I’m planning on keeping it alive until the PS3 gets a price drop so I can buy a new one and do a system transfer.

  • Azuardo

    FFXIV players, I have some questions regarding sub fees.

    First of all, I heard there was a free 30 day period if you buy the game. Is this true?

    Second, I just need the monthly fees clarified…

    I’m in UK, so I’m using the UK/EU site, but these are the official prices:

    http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/en/product/

    http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/product/index.html

    I just want to make sure I understand it correctly…

    Is the “Entry” Membership Tier the payment that everybody pays when they first sign up for the game? And then you move on to “Standard” after that ends?

    In the “Standard” Membership Tier, is it basically telling you the montly cost depending on how long you subscribe for? So if I just bought a 30 day period then it would cost me £8.99/€12.99 each month, but if I bought a 180 day period then it would cost me £7.69/€10.99 each month?

    I am curious as to why they highlighted the 180 day option in blue… Is that just to let people know it is the best value for money option?

    So that’s it really. Basically:

    1. Is it true there is a free monthly trial if you buy the game; and

    2. Have I understood the pricing correctly, above?

    The beta coming to an end has made me realise that I’m sad I won’t be able to keep playing it, so now I’m really considering buying it, even though I’m still not 100% sure. I’ve never paid a subscription fee before for a game, and frankly, I’m low on money, so it’s a tough one. I was even thinking I might wait till the PS4 version too, in fact. But I’m weighing up options and I’ll have a good think about it.

    Thanks for the help guys!!

    • McPoo

      Sorry to go a bit off-topic matey, but do you know if there’ll be any sort of free trial for this? I can see my girlfriend quite enjoying it.

      EDIT: Ugh, just read the top of your post regarding free 30 days. Sorry!

  • Locksus

    Nice! They finally announced WildStar’s business model and personally, I’m very happy with the direction they’ve taken.

    http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/632/feature/7690/WildStar-Revenue-Model-Revealed.html

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I took a few pictures of me messing around in the XIV beta on my goobbue mount. I was having fun just exploring on it lol.

    If you are looking and asking. What in the hell is he wearing? It’s the silly reindeer outfit. It was a reward during one of the seasonal events in XIV. I like to put it on when I want to be silly. =)

    Note- These pictures are pretty big in file size.

    http://i.picpar.com/hKt.png

    (Pretty water. This must be one strong bridge.) =P

    http://i.picpar.com/iKt.png

    (Better look at the pretty water. And dat goobbue butt. lol)

    http://i.picpar.com/jKt.png

    (Last picture. I just happened to wonder into this place. It’s kinda cool looking. Dat Raptor like goobbue butt.)

    • https://twitter.com/Panda_castro Panda

      How do you ride a goobbue?

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        It was a special mount you could unlock in version 1.0 of Final Fantasy XIV.

        You did a quest and received a whistle to summon one. It acts like summoning a Chocobo does. You just set it on the hotbar and use the item to summon.

        It moves quite a bit slower than a Chocobo, but it’s just silly fun to run around on top of one. =D

    • futuristic_imagination

      woah! I haven’t seen that mount on my phase 4 playthrough mostly saw Chocobo mounts. Are there any other mounts besides the chocobo, goobbue, unicorn, and that tiger looking like mount?

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        The ones you listed and the Magitek Armor come to mind right now. It wouldn’t surprise me if they added even more in the future. You know, since they already have quite a few. =)

        Magitek Armor video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8RuIXX4ntc

    • Astrid Huang

      I took a lot of pictures too when playing Phase 4! :D Exploring Eorzea and keep finding beautiful landscape would be my number one reason for loving this game so bad! (^o^)
      Btw I never knew that goobbue monster could be mounted XD There’s still a lot of things I have yet to find out!

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Exploring reminded me of the first time I played Final Fantasy XI. I loved exploring that world. I’m extremely impressed at how amazing Eorzea looks in A Real Reborn. It looks so much better than it did in version 1.0. =)

  • Kobracon

    WHOO FFXIV GO! Made a fem Miqoute Pugilist on the Hyperion server!

    Name: Korina Brastra

    Why did I name her that? Glad you asked! Since I’ve been on a JoJo binge, I decided to tribute a name to it. How is it related? Read it this way.

    Korina brastra = Call me Kobra.

    You may now pick your brains off the floor.