Open Forum #059
posted on 08.31.13 at 10:54 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Our fifty-ninth 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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  • DarthBrian

    Crazy lady has a DBZ-style meltdown when she can’t get her McNuggets at 10:30am.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LF0IhyAasWw

    LMAO

    • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

      ROFLMFAO! That was crazy and Hilarious!

    • Azuardo

      Holy shit! lol

    • Charlie

      The hissing at 0:13 is fucking brilliant.

      • DarthBrian

        I like her battle cries like “don’t make me assume my ultimate form!”. :P

        • McPoo

          It’s a shame we didn’t get to see her ultimate form tbh.

        • Charlie

          “I will go super saiyan!” On another note I watched the video a few years back without the added dialogue. Now it’s even funnier.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      What’s wrong with people…

      • DarthBrian

        I’m guessing drugs.

        • McPoo

          Chicken McNuggets aren’t drugs.

          • DarthBrian

            PCP is. :p

    • McPoo

      Haha that’s ace.

    • Locksus

      I guess she really likes nuggets

    • gerald

      “DON’T MAKE ME ASSUME MY ULTIMATE FORM”

    • KingNigma

      Love how the person next in line just waits patiently for it to end then just casually pulls up to the window.

    • DesmaX

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

      People do weird shit for some stuff

    • Karysonson

      Lol intelligent people are intelligent.

    • RedWolfe

      That’s a good laugh to start the day. Thanks for sharing.

  • Charlie

    Who else is playing Killer is Dead (and what did you think of it)?

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    Excited For TGS 2013! I Can’t Wait!!

  • McPoo

    Would anyone buy a One Direction based JRPG? Kinda like Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest or some shit like that, but you start off as Harry and meet up with the rest of the gang throughout the game, and they join the group.

    Harry could be the standard Knight, Louis the whimsical, homoerotic white mage. Niall could be the sneaky thief, Liam the cheeky but cute black mage, and then Zayn could be bold and powerful monk.

    Gameplay would be cel shaded but realistic looking at the same time, and battles would be turn based. As well as standard attacks, spells and skills, they’d be able to special ‘Shipmoves’, where you pair two of the boys, or ‘ship’ them, and they perform a special move based on the pairing you’ve chosen. For example, shipping Zayn and Nial would summon a dark skinned Irish banshee that would scream and kill enemies.

    The game could be called “One Direction: Journey of the Cursed King”.

    Thoughts?

    • DarthBrian

      WTF is One Direction and how do you know so much about whatever it is? /suspicious

      • McPoo

        One Direction are the hit boyband phenomenon sweeping the world by storm. They’ve got music, movies, books, action figures and other merchandise, so extending to video games in the next natural progression.

        I feel their personalities and look would fit perfectly into the JRPG genre. Back my unofficial Kickstarter by posting me money and I’ll get on this right away!

        • Charlie

          Oh God no! I don’t want them anywhere near the greatest form of media, video games. They have already plagued the music industry with their “talents”, I don’t want the same to happen to video games.

          • McPoo

            Think of some of the stuff video games are based on. A 1D games doesn’t seem all that messed up really, does it?

            • Charlie

              Yes it does.

              • McPoo

                I dunno, some of the stuff to come out of Japan is far more fucked up than a game about 5 super talented best friends who battle enemies and save the worlds pre-teen female population from a life of boredom and banality.

                • Charlie

                  With all due respect, I think your using the term “super talented” very, VERY loosely. What do you mean by “fucked up” games? Can you elaborate?

                  • McPoo

                    Oh you know what I’m talking about. Games with creepy rapey undertones and the like.

                    • Charlie

                      That may be true, but some of the greatest horror games feature just that (Rule of Rose and Haunting Ground especially).

                    • McPoo

                      That’s not really an excuse though.

                      We could maybe work some of the rapey undertones into my One Direction game? Niall’s pretty small, it’d only take one or two of the others to overpower him.

                      If it helps it become one of the greatest JRPG’s ever then it’s definitely worth it (all in the name of art).

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      Still going with this? lol

                    • McPoo

                      It’s a good idea, and one I feel warrants discussion. This is the only place on the site I feel it’s acceptable though!

                    • McPoo

                      How about an Asura’s Wrath remake starring Pink?

                    • Charlie

                      Bahahaha! You’re a classic.

                    • Charlie

                      Now you just went full creepy. Well done troll, I award you with three and a half chicken mcnuggets (a slightly better score than Zero’s). ;)

                    • McPoo

                      I’m one of the most beloved personalities on the site, and awards like yours and Zero’s are why I keep doing what I do.

                    • Charlie

                      Talking about the issues that matter, fighting the big fights, right here.

                    • Budgiecat

                      We already have a boy band RPG coming out. It’s called Final Fantasy XV

                    • McPoo

                      But are they the hottest thing on the planet right now?

                    • Budgiecat

                      Their shoe soles are red so I’d say so

                    • McPoo

                      Ok, what about Shadow of the Colossus starring the beautiful Katy Perry as all 12 Collossi, the comatose princess and the young hero trying to revive her?

    • MosquitoLemon

      Or you could do a hidden object game and make the same amount of money.

      • McPoo

        I want to appeal to core gamers, and I know how much they all like JRPG’s, so I feel a One Direction JRPG would be the perfect match of current boyband fever with hardcore gaming tastes.

        • MosquitoLemon

          What is a core gamer -__-???

          • McPoo

            Gamers that play HARDCORE GAMS ToO TEH EXTREEEEEME

          • Budgiecat

            There’s three types of gamers:

            1. The Casuals
            These are the non gaming community drawn into games found on mobile phones and have bought the Wii for their kids for example. Your soccer moms, your business types, your ‘normal everyday crowd’. They also barely do any research on games or follow them. They never were into video games but a title or two on the Wii and the convenience of them on the cell phones or tablets have pulled them in. They may not even play said titles frequently; just knowing that they have said console or phone social game app is enough to satisfy their curiousity and sense of convenience.

            2.The Softcore

            These are your Madden and Call of Duty types. The ones that buy one or two main AAA titles en masse because their friends do the same. They don’t really have a total positive and open minded opinion on games since they keep a more narrow library; often pining niche titles or genres considering them outdated or a waste of time. You may often find some that ‘could care less’ about the majority of games out there save for the one or two yearly released titles that they gravitate to, or ‘the next big thing’ which is often presented to them in typical big budget marketed cinematic format.

            3.The Hardcore (aka core gamers)

            These are the ones that view gaming as an important pass time or hobby, whereas others may look down upon them as geek obsession. The fighting game affectionados, the MMO player, the RPG enthusiast etc. They can range from liking violent mature themed games one minute to family friendly Nintendo titles to sprawling epic RPG’s the next. They also can be found at game conventions, cosplay, and on gaming website forums discussing games. They have also been known to spend lots of mone on games, collector editions, multiple consoles and handhelds, and upgraded PC’s. To them, it’s more than just a side hobby: it’s a way of life.

            • Charlie

              These summaries are too true.

      • Charlie

        LOL!

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Clever troll like post. I give it 2.5 crazy McNuggets out of 5.

      • McPoo

        Is it trolling if I’m not setting out to anger a specific group of people? It’s just a bit of silliness.

        And surely it deserves more than 2.5!

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          I typed troll-like lol. I’m just messing with you. I think you understand the concept. =P

          My score is final! No change! Noooooo!

          • McPoo

            I demand a recount then. I think the vote was loaded. Where are the other judges anyway? Adam Meadows will give me a perfect 5 ;)

    • Budgiecat

      I won’t see Katie again
      I won’t see Katie again
      I wont see Katie a….gain….

      (they have to save Katie from the evil Dragon Lord in the mysterious dungeon castle)

      • McPoo

        I had to Google this reference >.>

    • Willgaea

      BizarreJelly

      You got this whole idea from their post in the 2ds thread.
      https://securecdn.disqus.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/600/579/original.jpg

      • McPoo

        1) What or who is BizarreJelly?

        2) No, I watched ‘Crazy about One Direction’ this afternoon.

        • Willgaea

          I have no clue who they are, But the connection about 1 direction video games is to much of a coincidence.

          • McPoo

            I’m sorry, I really don’t follow. Why did you type ‘BizarreJelly’.

            And I’ve genuinely not seen that until now.

            I’m well confused >_>

            • Willgaea

              They are a fellow gematsu local. Though I do not personally know them.

              Also while I do not necessarily believe you, considering a number of your post are rather bizarre. I will say that you do make some serious points every now and then. I guess it’s just a rare coincidence.

              • McPoo

                Ah ok, I get you now.

                I do make serious point, but usually only in response to people on here being ridiculous fanboys. I don’t normally start a thread on a serious topic.

  • Dark_N11

    am i the only one who miss aya brea? :(

    • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

      No, you’re not. I also miss her, even though I only played PE2. In fact I’ve been recently thinking of buying the two PSOne Classics for PSP and replay them little by little on the go. Then… I may give the 3rd Birthday a chance.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I’ve been considering trying The 3rd Birthday, too. I know pretty much what the game is like, but I’m such a big fan of the series and Aya. I figure that I will eventually break down and give it a try.

        • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

          Also, even if the 3rd “breaks” its antecesors’ rules (so to speak), it does look pretty cool.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Nope! I’ve always been a big fan.

  • Azuardo

    Working my way through Dragon’s Crown and Persona 4 Arena currently.

    Enjoying Dragon’s Crown a fair bit, even if I am playing it on my own. The visuals are wonderful.

    And really like the story of P4 Arena so far. I’m pretty much only playing it for the story lol.

  • Elvick

    Beat DuckTales Remastered. I had issues with the pogo not working sometimes, and if you hit the edge of platform you stop doing it… even on the easy version. (hold square)

    I liked it though.

    Haven’t been playing much of anything though. Rewatching the first season of Fairy Tail, and watching some Transformers shows. Finished Rescue Bots, which I liked a lot despite being aimed at kids. Watching Prime now.

  • Budgiecat

    Been playing FF XIV lately….when’s the fun start?

    Also I ordered a copy of Shadow Hearts II never played it before….

    • Charlie

      Shadow Hearts is such an underrated series. Shame, because it’s one of the greatest RPG franchises available.

      • Budgiecat

        They should make an HD collection but who would publish it? The box says Midway….

        • Charlie

          I would kill for a HD collection. There’s also a spiritual prequel on the PS1 called Koudelka if you’re interested. Koudelka has a much more darker atmosphere than the aforementioned Shadow Hearts.

          • Budgiecat

            Yeah I’ve had Koudelka for years

            • Charlie

              Awesome! I need to grab a copy myself.

  • DesmaX

    Tales of Xillia is great.

    Good day, everybody

    • Budgiecat

      Why cant you see your team mates following you on the exploration field. I just popped in Orphen for PS2 a launch game, and it does that…

      • Charlie

        I don’t think it was technical limitations, more to do with artistic and creative choices.

        • Budgiecat

          maybe budget

          • Charlie

            I highly doubt it.

          • DesmaX

            It’s not hard, putting some models on the back of the playable character

      • KingNigma

        It would look pretty messy imo. I think that kind of thing works better in sprites like in Grandia.

        • Budgiecat

          Messy? Worked in FF XIII, Orphen like I mentioned, White Knight Chronicles, Resonance of Fate, etc

      • Willgaea

        While I do agree with this, I believe the next step would be to let the other characters that are actively controlled by your friends to be able to free roam on the field. Kinda like how the multiplayer in crystal chronicles handles multiplayer. It would keep friends from pestering me to hurry up from town to town. I always felt that the multiplayer in the open world/ town was somewhat lacking.

        • Budgiecat

          I also would like RPG’s to follow this sort of thing with you party members like how Deadly Premonition has ncp’s doing things on their own in the town at certain times of the day

          • Willgaea

            Now that just makes sense, and brings the game to life.

    • AdamBoy64

      Man. Tales of Xillia.
      Things are moving so quick – Vesperia still seems like the new Tales game to me.

      In saying that, it just recently turned 5.

  • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

    It’s midnight here. I hate this feeling of having to wake up in the middle of the night.

  • gerald

    Project Phoenix funding has slowed down, doesn’t look like the top goals will be met. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1300298569/project-phoenix-japans-indie-rpg-feat-aaa-talent

    Still, not bad at all for only needing 100k, but the things I’ve seen get millions…

    Hopefully they see there’s enough interest to just go ahead and include all those extras anyway, or at least for the PS4 version.

    • Budgiecat

      Hopefully the PS4 version puts Witcher 3 to shame visually

      • Willgaea

        Hah.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      It has slowed down. I still think it has a good chance to make the 800,000 stretch goal.

      Who knows, it the overall projects does good enough. They might be able to release the other content later as a digital download add-on type thing.

      Fighting inside the Kraken sounds pretty cool. I’m also interested in the side stories.

  • Tac-Mex

    I am pretty excited because i am going to The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses next week!

    Can’t wait! :3

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Sorry for the delay. The winner of the first ever open forum prize is

    Pandacastro

    Congratulations! Pandacastro’s comment was randomly picked from open forum #58.

    The prize this week was a digital version of Killer is Dead on PSN!

    Future open forum prizes might be different. I’ll likely pick more than one winner next time, but the prizes will be smaller in those cases.

    Thank you (everyone) for supporting Gematsu! Be sure and wish Pandacastro congrats in the comments. =)

    Enjoy the open forum.

    • MosquitoLemon

      Woah, that’s really cool, I didn’t know you were doing that. Congrats to Pandacastro

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Thanks. I decided to so the open forum giveaways to reward our regulars. It’s basically like private little giveaways just for those who post in the open forum.

        When you see a Blue gift box in the main open forum image. That means I’ll be randomly selecting the winner from the comments in that week’s open forum. The following week I will announce the winner. The Red gift box in this week’s image signifies that. =)

        I hope that helps explain it.

    • Charlie

      Congrats Panda! Bloody awesome game choice.

    • Azuardo

      Congrats Panda! What a fantastic prize!

    • https://twitter.com/Panda_castro Panda

      Thanks again. Download it last night. The game is pretty fun.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Congrats. I’m glad you like the game. ^^

    • McPoo

      Was I a close second?

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Yes. Very close! I had a wonderful prize for you.

        It was a special game. Have you heard of it? Let me tell you about it. I think it’s easier if I just link you to this. It helps explain the game.

        http://tinyurl.com/pqr5qk7

        • Charlie

          Trolololol.

        • McPoo

          Without wishing to sound ungrateful, I’m not really into those Japanese rapey role playing games. Can I have the monetary value of the prize instead?

    • Kobracon

      Wow so thats what the prizes can be. Are they random too, or did Panda ask for that?

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Just random prizes. I contacted Panda in advance to make sure could use the prize.

        Most of the prizes will typically be digital. It’s easier for me to send them out that way. Next time, I will likely have a few winners but the prizes will be smaller. Maybe…something like $20 PSN credit?

        I suppose it really will be random. I do want to make sure those who win a prize can actually use it. If they can’t, I’ll swap it for something they can.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Awesome prize. Congrats to Panda.

    • z_merquise

      Congrats, Panda. I read that Killer is Dead is good despite the game getting so much bad reviews in some review sites.

      Which reminds me, I still haven’t played the game till now. Still occupied with Dragon’s Crown mostly in a local co-op with my bro.

      Better start playing Killer is Dead soon.

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

        The only thing most have to pick at about the game is gigolo mode, which is hardly worth getting upset or giving a bad review over.

    • DesmaX

      Oh, you can give digital versions.

      Or do you give an account with the game?

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Digital Version. I sent the download code.

        • DesmaX

          Oh, I didn’t know you could buy gift codes on PSN

    • PrinceHeir

      i didn’t even know you had such contest O__O

  • MosquitoLemon

    My friend lent me Bayonetta (my previous attempt to play it was thwarted by a scratched disc). Awesome game, definitely will pick it up if I can find a non-scratched copy -_-

    • Charlie

      Bayonetta is the best action game I have ever experienced. More than keen for the sequel.

      • MosquitoLemon

        Yeah, I really like it. One of my favorite action games is Samurai Western, and the dodging system in Bayonetta is very similar.

        • Charlie

          Samurai Western? Proceeds to Google…
          Looks awesome to say the least.

  • Tac-Mex

    As a Mexican, i feel very offended that there is not a Mexican protagonist in Grand Theft Auto V.

    I mean, we have a black person and two whites, why mot a Mexican?

    Just look at the demographics of L.A, it would have been great to have a Mexican protagonist.

    At least i am glad that there is going to be Mexican music in the game.

    • Charlie

      I don’t think the ethnicity of a particular character (or lack there of) is something worth getting offended by.

      • Tac-Mex

        but I am

        • Charlie

          You shouldn’t be. If anything, I’m the one who should be upset for the lack of Australian characters in the video game industry. I can only name about 3 or 4 characters whom are Australian.

          • cookiewaffle

            hehe as a belgian, i can think of just 1 character… the bad guy from saints row 3. pretty lame :D

            • AdamBoy64

              Ah, a Gematsuer(?) from Belgium.
              That’s interesting. Is Belgium in Eastern Europe?

              I remember a few years ago I met a couple of girls from Belgium. They were really nice. Made me wonder about the place.

              I think most times I meet a girl from Europe I leave impressed.. :)

              • cookiewaffle

                Belgium is west from the Netherlands and north of France, to give you an idea of location :)

                and we tend to be open-minded people so yeah… I always find it fun to meet foreign people

            • Charlie

              I feel your pain haha!

    • Azuardo

      Is it really a subject to take offence over? Perhaps in the future there might be a Mexican protag. I wish one of them was a female, personally.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      It could still possibly happen with the DLC. GTA 4’s DLC featured different lead characters.

      • McPoo

        I’m playing through those at the moment, in anticipation of 5. I’m quite impressed with how different the stories and characters are, really enjoying it.

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          I have to admit that Rockstar typically puts out quality DLC.

          • McPoo

            I’m a sucker for intertwining stories too, I love that sort of thing and the GTA4 DLC is full of it :p

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida just gave more insight on what’s up with the game and the server congestion problems that are currently affecting it.

    More and more players are connecting to Square Enix’s new MMORPG, bringing the concurrent connections record up to a very impressive 230,000. In the meanwhile the development team is ready to roll out a fix to the problem with a large scale maintenance scheduled to happen on Wednesday September the 4th Japan Time.

    Square Enix is considering how many free days to grant to players in order to make up for the problems, and Yoshida-san specified that at the moment the publisher is considering to offer a week of free gameplay in addition to whatever amount players may already have due to their purchase or the Welcome Back program.

    The decision is not yet finalized and Yoshida-san promises to post the precise number of free days that will be granted to players as soon as a resolution is reached.

    Source – http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/08/31/final-fantasy-xiv-gets-over-230000-concurrent-connections-a-free-week-of-gameplay-considered/

    A free week of gameplay sounds awesome. I won’t be surprised if it happens. It’s totally something Yoshi-P would suggest. Yoshi is awesome.

  • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owltron

    Next week will be really busy. I have to watch my dog for two days…which at least I can have some peace and quiet. And then I have the GED test to take care of.

    Classes I’m planning to take is: Chemistry, Art, Photography, and Computer Science. It may change depending on the circumstances. But I’m looking forward to college this September.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I wish you the best of luck!

    • Charlie

      Good luck, I’m starting uni myself .

  • Kobracon

    The lag has finally calmed down in FFXIV and having a blast! Just finished Tam Tara Deepcroft dungeon.

    @zerorpg:disqus Still haven’t been able to add each other XD What was your IGN again?

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Raidou Kuzunoha

      Sorry about that. I’ve been super busy with work and junk. I actually have to get ready and head out today, too.

      I tried to add you the other night but it didn’t work. We both have to be online. >_>

      • Kobracon

        Darn. Welp….hmm well we’ll get it somehow

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          Yeah. I can’t even get in the game today. No luck.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      You still online? I will try and hop on really quick to add you. Edit – I tried and couldn’t get in.

  • almostautumn

    So who else thinks Killer Is Dead is the best game this year so far?
    I got my LE on Wednesday and I’ve put a disgusting amount of time into the game already— like, more than 20 hours. Beat it on both normal and hard and have AAA on all the challenge missions too.
    I’m strictly blown away; I love everything about this game, and I especially love the whole satire-look at Men, from the Gigolo missions to that of hilarious lines like “Railways are a man’s passion.”

    Amazing game, through and through. Truly can’t get enough of it.

    • McPoo

      I’ve not played it, but what other games have you played this year?

      Personally I think it’s been a fantastic year for games so far, so the competition is pretty stiff!

      • almostautumn

        I’ve barely played anything from this year :P I really can’t afford to buy new games, and to be honest Killer Is Dead is one the two new games I’ve bought from this entire year; the other being Muramasa Rebirth (which I was underwhelmed by).
        Mostly I spend each year going through last years big stuff XD Like, I just got around to playing Borderlands 2 finally, and I also finallllllly picked up Okami HD (for full-price too, despite my waiting all this time in hopes of a sale).
        But yeah; I see a lot of people going nuts for Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite— but, to be honest, I’m not really into those types of games. I do want to play Infinite, as it does look like the world would be interesting to see/explore, but Last of Us shows all the reasons why I don’t like most modern games; just super-serious, heavy on cinematics/presentation— blah! I like videogames because they offer total freedom in rationale and creativity; with stuff like Uncharted and Last of Us I’d rather a novel if they’re trying to express something so human, which is where literature has always exceeded. I don’t like this whole “games should be mature” movement; I genuinely believe it’s missing the entire point of what videogames are.

        • DesmaX

          Your loss.

          But LoU barely have scripted events. It’s all in the gameplay

          • Zackasaur

            The Last of Us is simply jaw-dropping. It’s definitely got my nomination.

            • DesmaX

              True, it’s my candidate too.

              Haven’t played Infinite, though

              • Zackasaur

                Oh, you should! The Last of Us is definitely the more impressive game, but BioShock Infinite is more up my “political and fantasy” set of interests. They’re both wonderful titles.

                TLoU is just masterful, though. Masterful in an unprecedented way.

        • Locksus

          Eh, Bioshock: Infinite is a pretty mediocre title. Highly disappointing.

          It had so much potential but they failed to deliver.

          I was essentially disappointed with the shallow gameplay, a pretentious story, which proved to huge for them as the game left some story elements hanging and unexplained. And the game had illusion of choice. It occasionally presented you with options, but ultimately, your choices had no real effect. Everything led to the same outcome.

          The game was pretty, if nothing else. Pretty meh.

          I haven’t play TLOU yet, but I think I’ll get around to that sometime

          • McPoo

            That whole complaint about illusion of choice, that’s all integral to the story. If you truly did have freedom of choice then it would’ve contradicted the plot.

            Also, what else would you class as a ‘pretentious story’?

            I agree that the gameplay was a bit dull at times, but I dont understand the complaints regarding storyline or illusion of choice.

            • Locksus

              Then why present the player with choices if they don’t make any difference? It doesn’t make any sense. if you want to include the freedom of choice in your game, at least implement it it properly. Infinite didn’t do that.

              • McPoo

                Spoilers for Bioshock Infinite:

                One of the major aspects of the story is that throughout the multiple parallel universes, there are certain things that are always the same. There’s always a girl, there’s always a lighthouse, and there are certain choices that always get made. That’s why the Lutess twins flip coins and keep tallies and make reference to the fact that the same decisions are always made.

                It’s a major part of the story, I don’t see what the complaint is here. Did you finish the game?

              • McPoo

                Just curious, did you look into the illusion of choice in Bioshock Infinite? Makes for an interesting read :)

    • Budgiecat

      It’s been getting average reviews

      Anyway, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle is the best so far imo. Injustice is crap, DmC is poo etc
      Then there’s other contenders like SMT IV, Dragon’s Crown, Ni No Kuni, upcoming Gran Turismo 6, Beyond etc

      I’m sure GTA V will be winning the awards though along with The Last of Us.

      • Kobracon

        Because ‘Murica!….ugh

    • Zackasaur

      Killer is Dead is simply horrible.

      • almostautumn

        Have you played it? Because it’s straight-up amazing. Gameplay is solid, fast-paced, and variable; art-direction is this bright, watery-shadowy remarkable awesomeness; story is coherent, entertaining, and compelling; and really just everything is awesome. There is also an absolute ton of content, and even with my over 20 hours played I’ve still a lot to do still.

        • Zackasaur

          Yes, I unfortunately have.

          The gameplay is dated and shoddy, the game doesn’t run well, the art direction is actually pretty ugly in motion, the story is abysmal and uninspired, the treatment of women is utterly offensive and vile, the characters are obnoxious, and the content is repetitive and low quality.

          • almostautumn

            Not to sound pretentious, but if you think the “treatment of women” is “offensive” than you just don’t get it. A lot of people are saying that but it’s false; the game is akin to No More Heroes, in that there is a lot of symbolism and satire. The Gigolo stuff is purely satire, and it’s satire against “Men,” quotes because its in reference to just hard-boiled tough guys like Mondo, and the way that no matter how cool you are you’re probably still a boy in terms of girls.
            I mean, a lot of people don’t see it, but the whole ogling objective, going on a knee and offering a gift, and then the stuff like giving a thumbs up or twirling a girl out of a kimono— I mean, it represents the boyishness of men. If it’s “offensive” to anybody its to men, but to women— I mean, it’s literally not about women at all.

  • Tac-Mex

    So, what do you think about the Xbone so far?

    • McPoo

      I think I want one, but not until well after launch. Same goes for PS4 tbh, I can’t get either on launch as I’m saving for a holiday to glorious nations of united americas.

      As far as libraries go though, I’m more impressed with the Xbone’s. And although it’s a bit dodgy how quick they’ve been to turn around on policies, it’s good to see them being flexible.

      When it comes down to buying one, as of now I’d say it’ll be the Xbone. Dunno what I’ll think 6 months down the line though.

      • Budgiecat

        Flexible? It was either sink or swim. Sony destroyed them at E3 they really had no other choice.

        It’s that very quick 180 type of changing that I honestly don’t trust them because that means they can easily just change things around later down the line after people have bought their systems,

        Plus, I would imagine XBone will be dead once again in Japan. Doesn’t look like their aiming for that market anyway what with their dudebro couch potato marketing approach at E3 making me think XBone is more of a glorified VCR than a gaming system.

        Plus it’s too early to get excited about these consoles anyway.
        TGS hasn’t even started yet and the only Japanese title confirmed for launch is Knack.
        D4 is XBone’s confirmed Japanese title by Swery and it’s a Kinect game (lol Kinect), besides Dead Rising 3, which I’m not even sure if thats outsourced.
        Yakuza Resurrection is rumored to be a PS4 exclusive, so you’d be missing out on that, and most of the other titles that look good are multiplatform anyway. Some are cross gen.

        • McPoo

          Yeah I know, that what I meant by it being a bit dodgy. They seem eager to please though, their efforts in creating new IP’s look good and I’m quite interested in the library. They’ve even done the impossible and gotten me interested in a creation game. I’ve always thought Little Big Planet was utter crap, and never bothered with user content creation tools in any game, but the Project Spark stuff looks really interesting, especially with the news of motion capture and facial recognition.

          All the rest of that stuff is irrelevant to me, as I have very little interest in Japanese games, barring a few series. Even if D4 wasn’t a Kinect game, I wouldn’t have any real interest in it. Yakuza is a series I’ve tried multiple times and just think it’s absolute shite.

          I’d get a PS4 eventually, by which point the few exclusives and Japanese titles that have been announced so far will be more affordable. As I said though, I’m open to changing my mind. Sony may well make some worthwhile software announcements in the next year or so which will sway me completely.

          • Zackasaur

            Sony inherently have the long-term exclusive advantage, given their massive first-party studio assortment. The likes of Naughty Dog, Sony Santa Monica, and Media Molecule have yet to make their announcements. Sony have a massive advantage so far, so they don’t need to jump the gun on those announcements right now. That’s the part that excites me most about the platform, aside from KHIII and FFXV inherently being my top titles. Also, I still have faith that The Last Guardian is a PS4 game.

            In terms of games, this gen will end up looking very much like the PS3 and 360, except that the PS4 will be stronger from the very start and will have the additional bonus of a lead on indie games, F2P games, and cross-PC games. The PS4 will be home to Sony’s exclusive, more Japanese titles, more indie titles, and more creative titles in general.

            As for their announced AAA exclusives, though… I have inFamous: Second Son, The Order: 1886, Killzone: Shadow Fall, and Knack on pre-order. I will be playing DriveClub PS+ Edition for free, but that’s probably all I’ll do for that title, merely because I’m not a big racing fan.

        • Zackasaur

          I’m pretty sure DR3 is outscourced.

          • Solomon_Kano

            No. Capcom Vancouver (formerly Blue Castle Games) is developing it. They’re the same team who did Dead Rising 2. They’ve been a part of Capcom proper since Off the Record in 2011.

            • Zackasaur

              I know. He was using outsourced to mean “outsourced outside of Japan.” Just like Dead Rising 2, this is not from Japan.

              Sorry about the confusion. My statement makes a bit more sense in the context of the statement to which I replied. DR3 is not technically “outsourced” outside of Capcom, though.

              • Solomon_Kano

                Ah. I get you now.

    • Locksus

      Well, I ain’t interested in any next-gen consoles, but I think MS has been gradually improving the Xbone after Mattrick left.

      I still won’t be getting it until maybe after I have bought both Wii U and PS4.

      PC and 3DS are more than enough for my gaming needs at this moment.

    • Solomon_Kano

      I’m interested. Now that MS has fixed all the problems I had with it, I’d be willing to buy one — once it’s sub-$400, anyway. It’s not worth $500 to me, when the only launch title I want is DR3 (wanted Crimson Dragon on 360, but I’m not sure about it now). All the other games for it are either also on PS4 or uninteresting.

    • Zackasaur

      I think it’s pretty awful. I’ve always bought every console and handheld in the past, but I’m pretty committed to sticking with a PS4, Vita, 3DS, Wii U, Android phone, and PC this gen.

    • AdamBoy64

      The Europe preorder deal is pretty fantastic.
      That’s a big deal.

      On a personal level, I don’t think both the PS4 and X1 don’t have a lot to offer me yet, but I can see how the FIFA 14 bundle is going to move a lot of units.

  • Locksus

    Help! I cannot get enough of Fire Emblem. I’ve played it a lot for the past month or so. I’ve clocked in 120 hours of game time already and I haven’t even finished all the content the game has to offer.

    • Zackasaur

      FE: Awakening is pretty awesome! I hope all future FE games are more like it.

  • z_merquise

    So who’s that character in the image above? It looked like a meido.

    . . . I like meidos.

    http://animetrip.net/wallpapers/f6/21/feathers-iroha-maid-samurai-spirits-snk-tenkaichi-kenkyakuden-white_9eaa0.jpg

    • Solomon_Kano

      If I had to guess, I’d say it’s someone from Akiba’s Trip.

      • z_merquise

        Hideki Kamiya: I see.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      It’s from Akiba’s Trip 2.

      I’d guess she’s a cafe maid.

      • z_merquise

        Thanks.

    • Eclipse

      Nice, another Iroha fan~!

      Now I suddenly feel like playing Samurai Spirits VI, haha.

      • z_merquise

        High five!

    • Kobracon

      Oh hey its that girl from the Queen’s Blade PSP game. She was cool.

      • z_merquise

        Yep. Her name is Iroha from Samurai Shodown.

        And yeah, Queen’s Gate: Spiral Chaos from PSP is great. She’s my highest leveled character in every playthrough while Dizzy (from Guilty Gear) always come second.

  • Tac-Mex

    So it’s official, Sony will win the first year of the new console generation:
    .

    >Xbox One paying their way for dev support
    >Wii U has no developer support
    >PS4 getting massive dev/indie support

    >Xbox One getting massively bad PR
    >Wii U getting ignored by everyone
    >PS4 getting massive praise and good PR

    >Xbox One is $100 more than PS4
    >Wii U had to do a price drop in order to stay relevant and Nintendo is selling it at an even bigger loss now
    >PS4 is at the perfect pricepoint and earns Sony a profit for each console sold

    >Xbox One only has 500k preorders
    >Wii U still isn’t selling
    >PS4 has over 1 million preorders and they are even running out of stock before the damn thing is even out

    Anyone who says that Sony is done for is a ruseman or deluded.

    • McPoo

      I don’t think any of that makes it official >_>

      Probable, but not official

    • Azuardo

      “Anyone who says that Sony is done for is a ruseman or deluded.”

      Wait, people have been saying this?

      • Locksus

        Well, Sony’s financial situation ain’t exactly good.

        • Solomon_Kano

          Improving, apparently. The posted their first profit in 5 years this year.

          • Locksus

            But they had to sell many of their assets, including their headquarters to make profit.

            • Solomon_Kano

              Seems that was preferable to what would’ve been their 6th year posting a loss in a row.

              • Locksus

                Indeed.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Where are those Xbox One preorder numbers from?

      Funny thing about that “price drop” is that they just phased out the model nobody wanted and put the other model at its former price point. Most artificial “drop” I’ve ever seen. People could’ve had a Wii U for $300 months ago, if they’d actually wanted one.

    • Zackasaur

      I don’t think Sony will make a profit on every PS4 sold at $400. I’m pretty sure they confirmed that there will be losses. The losses won’t be as bad as what the PS3 did to them, though. Probably more comparable to the Vita losses.

      Losses like that can be made up for with game, accessory, media, and subscription sales. c:

  • Tac-Mex

    I cringe a lot when i am watching this anime :/

    • McPoo

      I think watching anime might be the problem here.

    • Locksus

      Name one anime series that doesn’t make you cringe hard.
      You mustn’t name Black Lagoon.

    • Elvick

      I love it.

    • Zackasaur

      That animu has an amazing OP.

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

        Reminds me of what I posted on Facebook to my friends when they were all crazy about the SnK/Attack on Titan OP. I’m like, “bitch, please” and posted this:

        • Zackasaur

          Totally!

          That being said, Attack on Titan has two pretty amazing OPs.

    • AnimusVox

      What anime is it?

      • https://twitter.com/Panda_castro Panda

        Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!

        • AnimusVox

          Thats a hell of a title lol. Thanks

      • Anime10121

        What Panda said or Watamote for the abbreviated short version.

        Its kinda funny, sad, but funny.

        • AnimusVox

          Heh I see, thanks for the info.

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

      It’s amaziiiiiiiiiiiiiiing~

      Last week’s episode was especially nice, haha. I’ve basically been using this as my Facebook cover photo ever since it was shown in a special ending in episode 5.

      <3 Tomoko

  • alangato

    Anybody knows what happened to Atlus/Index ?

    I thought we would know by the end of this month =((

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      News mill is still dry. Waiting.

      • alangato

        I “think” they would reveal Persona 5 near this year TGS, in 3 weeks , right?

        Would make sense if we knew who bought index before that… these negotiations must be really intense lol

        But well, since we are talking about Index as a whole I would be surprised if a game company ends up acquiring them.

        Let’s wait a bit more then heh

        • Zackasaur

          Maybe, especially if they show it on Sony’s stage, or something like that.

          Traditionally, Atlus barely have a presence at TGS. They usually demo a few upcoming games in a corner of the Sega booth.

  • SuperLuigi

    Took a picture of all 63 pokemon in pokemon snap…and it only took 1:09 to do everything. Wow that game was shorter than I remembered. Also did all 24 levels of yoshis story in about 4 hours. Super mario 64 all 120 stars in 8 hours. Man these Nintendo 64 games are more short than I remember. Anybody else playing some classics?

    • Solomon_Kano

      Playing Jet Set Radio for the first time, and I’ve been told that’s a classic, so yea. Fantastic game.

    • Willgaea

      I’m playing Phantasy star online episode 1 and 2, and it took me about 56 hours to get to ultimate but that doesn’t mean I can handle the area. I do have to kite a lot in order to survive. I think it took me 200 hours before.

    • AdamBoy64

      With SM64, 8 hours is pretty good for all 120 stars.
      Friend and I took 19 hours.

      I think it was the 3rd time I had played it right through, and the first for him.

      Had a heap of fun though.
      That game is absolutely fantastic.

  • bloodiOS

    So, I finally had my YLOD PS3 reflowed, it’s working fine but still can’t play The Last of Us and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 without it crashing … I guess it’s about time I’m getting a new PS3… On the other hand, my pre-order of Killer is Dead is backordered, thank you Best Buy!

    That aside, Resogun at 60FPS looks awesome:

    http://videos.eurogamer.net/3069c63249df7fd54e40d540342e4403/52223cf1/housemarque-hd_stream_h264v2_hd.mp4

    • Zackasaur

      Yeah, your PS3 will get a YLoD again… Probably soon, if you keep playing. The fact that games like TLoU make it crash just show that it still can’t withstand the heat certain games generate. In time, that will crush it.

      Be sure you back up your saves! If you have PS+, that’s easy to do.

      • bloodiOS

        Yeah, already had the whole system backed up and everything. I’m just keeping it around long enough get a new one and do a system transfer.

        • Zackasaur

          Yep, good call! When I fixed my old PS3, I found it crashing when I played Uncharted 3. Sadly, it died while I was playing BioShock Infinite. The disc was stuck, and my model had no factory eject option. I had to dismantle it to get the disc back. Watch out for that.

          • bloodiOS

            You know, I’m actually one of those lucky folks who got the original 19-blade fan and the APS-226 power supply (or so Gophermods told me), which I’m sure greatly contributed to my 60GB model surviving this long, but I guess it finally hit the limit. I mean seriously, if my system generates this much heat to warm up the whole room in winter without the heater on, I don’t even want to know what it feels like to have a system with the 15-blade fan and the ZSSR5391A power supply xp

            So, anyway, how do like the Super Slim model? Some of the guys I talked to told me that it’s louder than the Slim model, while others say that the difference is barely noticeable so I’m a little curious.

            • Zackasaur

              They’re very nearly identical. The fans on both are super quiet. I will say that, since the Super Slim has a disc drive at the top (instead of an internal box like the Slim and fat units), you can sometimes hear the disc spinning when it spins really quickly. In that case, the Super Slim is a bit louder. It doesn’t really bother me, but it might depend on your sensitivity, proximity with the console, and volume settings.

              The unit itself is shockingly tiny, and the form factor bears a shapely resemblance to the fat model. The sliding disc drive, while less fancy, is actually really convenient.

              I don’t think you’ll go wrong either way. If anything, I’d say get what you can find at the better price. Given that the Slim has been out of production for a while, the Super Slim is probably available for cheaper.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      I used the hairdryer trick on mine to get it running again just to grab my saves and eject my disc. The same system was yellow-lit before, I had it fixed and it ran for a year again after, but now it’s time has come. I’m using my cousin’s PlayStation 3 atm and retiring my 60 gig. Gonna pick up a new one for myself when GTA V comes out. Figured I’m buying GTA V anyway, so it’ll be like getting the system for $210.

      • Zackasaur

        I really like my Super Slim! I actually had a new-in-box 60GB PS3 given to me recently (crazy, right?), so I’m keeping that around for special cases, like playing PS2 games and using when my girlfriend takes the Super Slim back to her place.

        EDIT: I should also mention that, when my b/c 80GB unit died, the hairdryer trick did nothing for me. I did a full hardware fix, but it only ran for about two more weeks. The damage prior to repair was just too far gone.

      • bloodiOS

        Yeah, I’m planning on doing the same. I was initially planning on getting the 12GB model but err, after thinking about it, it really isn’t worth it, so I might as well get a GTAV bundle.

  • Tac-Mex

    Do you play online games? Sometimes i feel weird because americans and canadians make fun of me because of my accent :/

    At least we are not as bad as Brazilians :p

    • DesmaX

      hue?

      huehuehuehuehue

    • Locksus

      I do. I’m a big fan of MMOs, so I’m quite eagerly anticipating Wildstar and ESO.

    • alangato

      Heeey, a lot of brazilians have good accent, we can speak a lot of languages with an accent that is close to the original lol

      The problem is that a lot of us cause chaos and destruction in those online games sauhaushaush

    • Willgaea

      Maybe don’t use voice chat with judgmental people. It’s only a suggestion. You don’t have to do that, it’s just a block to handle the situation better.

  • Charlottes Guardian

    Well, first off my fellow Gematsu-ers, I just want to say hello and I hope is having a great gaming weekend! But now on to my main point, after recent visits to the doctor and multiple back and forths with the doctors, I have officially been diagnosed with clinical anxiety and clinical depression. Those things have attributed to some physical pain I’ve been dealing with as well. Thats kind of hard for me to say and admit, especially since everyones been treating me different since the news. The reason i’m posting this here is because all of you here at Gematsu have always been a bright light in my day and have helped me through a bunch of things. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone here, because I never feel anxious, and I never feel sad when I’m talking with you guys. So again thank you to the gematsu staff and all the active and civil open forum girls and guys who make this an awesome place to be. And a special thanks to @zerorpg:disqus for everything you do for me and everyone else around here. I look forward to getting better as soon as possible.

    • Azuardo

      Get well soon! :)

      • Charlottes Guardian

        Thank you, that means a lot.

    • LadyK

      *hugs*

      • Charlottes Guardian

        For the record, that made me smile :’)

    • PrinceHeir

      hope you get well soon!

      i’m having a slight depression mood swings every now and then(even had one yesterday)

      it is scary if it get’s worse though.

      anyways i just hope you get well better soon!!!!

    • Kobracon

      Anytime you need to talk, you know where to find us, Charlotte ^_^

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I’ve been pretty busy since I got home. Kinda been trying to find time to post this for hours. Sorry about that!

      First things first. I’m glad you were able to get some answers from the doctor. It can be pretty frustrating when you go and feel like nothing was resolved. Physical pain? What kind? I hope it’s nothing serious!

      Well, as you already know, I’m very familiar with both anxiety and depression. It sucks that everyone has been treating you different. That’s really not cool in my book. Everyone has to deal with problems, it’s not like your the only one. You.are.not.alone. I know I’ve said that before — but — make sure you never forget it!

      I have dealt with and continue to deal with both anxiety and depression. It does take guts to come out and admit that your having problems. You did the best thing you could and sought out help. I’m proud of you man. For real. =)

      I’m happy you feel at home here on Gematsu. That’s exactly the type of community I want here. What you said about Gematsu being a bright light in your day… it put a smile on my face. That really means a lot to me, the other staff, but also the entire community.

      If you ever just need to chat or anything. You can always post here. If you need to get in contact with me – zero@gematsu dot com is my email. I’ll respond as soon as possible!

      When everything just seems negative, think of everyone here at Gematsu. We got your back! We have you in our thoughts! Let that positive energy give you the strength you need for anything in life.

      Have a great weekend! Stay strong!

      • Charlottes Guardian

        Its no problem man, you’re a busy dude! And to quickly explain the physical pain part, I was having sharp pains in my head which apparently were attributed to the anxiety. Well, I’m still having them, but now I have medicine to help.

        All your kind words and advice, I take it all to heart. Words don’t express how happy I am to see all this support. This community will always be a special place. Again thank you for everything, you’re like the wise older brother I’ve never had haha.

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          That doesn’t sound pleasant. I hope the medicine helps!

          Gosh, I’m not even sure what to type here. I’m glad my advice can be of some help, even if only a little.

          I think this is good advice when it comes to taking advice. lol – –

          It’s good to listen and acknowledge what others say, the advice they give, the lessons they have learned and share with you. The key is this. Try and use that advice to fit you. Try and mold advice in a way that fits your life.

          I had to learn that lesson the hard way. What works for someone else doesn’t always work for you. Everyone is different, we all experience life in our own way. You can’t always take advice to the bank, or simply think – Hey, it worked for them, it will work for me! Sadly, that’s not always true.

          The same thing applies to me, and my advice, etc. I only want to help, but I don’t want to give the false impression that everything that works for me will work for you, or everyone else in the world.

          Let me tell you, I sure wish it did. I wish sharing my advice, or my weaknesses, or explaining how I try and turn things into something positive worked for everyone.

          You see, for a while in life, I just did what others told me, I took advice too far, I turned it into a way of life. So and so said I should do this, I would do it. Someone gave me advice, I would take it too far.

          What typically happened is, things would just get worse. I didn’t understand why for quite a while. I eventually figured out, you have to be you. That’s why I typed what I did above. The part about molding advice and such to fit you, to fit your life.

          I hope this makes sense. No one is perfect, but we try and share our mistakes and lessons we learn with others. In hopes that it might help them.

          It’s like. You can tell someone. Don’t do that, You could get hurt. We know because we already did ‘it’ and got hurt. We can’t always expect that person to listen though. That’s not fair. And we can’t expect them to be just like us. What we can do is hope they remember our advice, our stories, and it helps give them a bit of an advantage in life.

          P.S. – Thanks so much for the brother complement. It means more than I can type here. I’m serious… I have no words. I’ll just say this. Thank You. =)

    • AnimusVox

      Ahhhh come here ya big teddy bear *bear hug*

      • Charlottes Guardian

        xD The best comment.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      <3

      I'm glad we were able to contribute to some your happiness. And I hope the medicine you're now taking will help you to get well as soon as possible. I've never experienced clinical depression or anxiety myself, so I can't possibly know what you're going through, but I had a close friend diagnosed with depression, and it was hard on him. There's always a turnaround point, though, and I know you'll get there! You'll be in my thoughts, Charlottes. Ganbaru, brighter days are within reach. :-)

    • DrForbidden

      That’s tough, man. I really hope you feel better soon. Baby steps, eh? Remember to take your meds and do what your doctor advises you to. I’ve read that being around pets and animals really help too, so it’s a good thing that you’re an animal lover. Above all, try to keep your mind engaged and spend time around people who truly care about you.

  • Sleepygamer

    Does anyone have Splinter Cell: Blacklist? I want to get it but I’m on the fence about it. Can you guys give me your thoughts on the game.

    Thank you.

    • Zackasaur

      If you’re in it for the gameplay and the self-contained story, you should have a great stealth-action time! If you’re interested in it because of how it continues the Splinter Cell mythology, you might not be too happy. It’s a great game, but it also feels a little bit like a reboot.

      In many ways, its gameplay and style mix the best of Conviction and Chaos Theory.

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

    This has pretty much how I’ve been spending my weekend since yesterday, lol. ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA!!

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

      Not even kidding. That’s basically how the fight went when I wanted to try out the first print DLC, Kira, against Jotaro. Not exactly how I wanted it to pan out, but he wouldn’t fucking stop ORA ORA ORA ORAing me!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPQFBn0ivCY

    • Kobracon

      All of my jelly…..and those ppl who downvoted you must be EXTRA jelly. And nice vid. I heard the Jotaro AI is super spammy with the ORA ORA barrage. XD

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

        Yeah, he’s always doing it, lol. It’s kind of cheap and forces me to do it in return just to win sometimes. It’s a shame his stand only clashes with Dio though. I was hoping to do that with other characters too :P

        Still… It seems this game hasn’t received the best of praise, hence the quick downvotes, haha. Amazon.jp got a lot of 1 star reviews for it shortly after release and the day 1 tournament on release had the players even calling the game “garbage” during the stream. I don’t think it will ever be taken seriously as a competitive fighter, but that shouldn’t make it any less fun for you.

        • Kobracon

          Thats unfortunate to hear…true it never intended to be in a competitive tourney scene, but I thought I heard that the fighting mechanics were competitive fighter level.

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

            Well, there are also infinites in the game, which CC2 probably won’t patch too. I only say that because I don’t recall them ever patching their Naruto games and such, despite how broken they were. They have acknowledged the issue exists on Twitter, but we’ll see if they do anything about it.

            • Kobracon

              Ah well, lets see how far they wanna take this. But on a tribute to JoJo level, it looks absolutely fantastic. I can’t believe they made special dialogue for every character to make fun of Josuke’s hair. As well as a line for every character where Joseph goes “Next you’ll say…”

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

                Oh, absolutely. It’s a must for Jojo fans. They put a lot of effort into capturing the character’s manga counterpart. It just kind of sucks that it will only be fun in a ‘fanboy’ sense and never really in a competitive sense unless they make some changes.

                • Kobracon

                  I don’t think that was ever their plan though. Its a tribute that happens to have competitive fighter mechanics. They prolly never aimed to be truly balanced and whatnot.

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

                    Basically like the PS1 game then :P

                    • Kobracon

                      I couldn’t have asked for anything more honestly XD

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

                      To my surprise, CC2 has decided to patch the game! Wow, lol. I honestly didn’t think they would bother since they never patch their games. I guess they’re serious about Jojo!

                      https://twitter.com/PIROSHI_CC2/status/374695710836264960

                    • Kobracon

                      Holy crap. Awesome. Mayhaps Araki pushed for it?

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

                      Your guess is as good as mine, haha.

    • Gigus

      ………………………..ORA!

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

        MUDA!

  • AnimusVox

    Can’t play FFXIV till Wednesday. I cancelled my internet with Time Warner because they’re trying to charge me $500 for the previous residence balance, and they wouldn’t turn me back on until that was paid off. So I’m going with Verizon and I’m going to see how that goes.
    And today at work has been hell ;n;

    • Willgaea

      Holy crap, that sound like you had a rough start today.

      • AnimusVox

        Yeah, I did. Good thing about Time Warner is at least they’re giving me my money back, and the guy I spoke to was nice.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Good heavens. That’s an absurd amount… I sure hope things go smoothly with Verizon. I honestly don’t blame you for not paying it, I know I wouldn’t. Things will get better!

      • AnimusVox

        Yeah and maybe I can actually get some play in with you and Shinku in XIV. What server are you on again?

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          Hyperion. One of these days it will all work out for us in FFXIV. =)

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

      Actually, a similar situation happened with me when I moved into my apartment. Time Warner, well… Roadrunner (the name they switched to in my location) wanted me to pay somebody else’s unpaid bill or some shit because they left the modem there and whatnot.

      I’d advise even dealing with this company altogether, honestly.

  • rockman29

    Some seriously inappropriate themes being imported from Japan. I’m not a fan, I’ll say that much.

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

      Anything in particular or are you just commenting on the Akiba’s Trip 2 picture above?

      • rockman29

        That same game preview I saw from here, but also other things I read frequently related to and also not related to games.

        Unfortunately the sad argument I hear defending it usually is one of two things 1) white knight or anti-sexual and 2) it’s just a different culture we should be open to their norms. Well there’s a lot of cultures who don’t do the nicest things quite frankly. But if we want to just accept accept accept whatever that’s up to everyone else, not me though.

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

          Well, you have just as much right to be offended by it as others have a right to not be offended by it. It’s all good.

          • rockman29

            This is the problem. No one cares anymore. It is the reason why western culture is gradually diminishing and is so susceptible to foreign influence. It’s not agree to disagree. It’s agree to not care about anything.

            The passion that used to burn in the hearts of young men and women in USA, like the passion for civil rights and equality for persons and children’s rights has burnt out so fast in the generations where no one has to give a shit anymore. It will all disappear before anyone notices, and it is disappearing already. People don’t know the value of those battles when they don’t have to fight them, and that will be a problem in the future for the people who, unfortunately, do care.

            It’s only a wonder to USA themselves why they can’t decide on anything: it’s because they won’t care.

            I don’t expect anyone here to understand the analogy to the Tower of Babel or “the virus”. It’s happened many times before, and it will happen again. The culture which fought for rights will be gone and no one will care if all they did was in vain. A culture which does not care to preserve its own values is not a culture which survives, the only thing which will be immutable is the fact that the culture will never exist, and the people will be freely manipulated by whatever force comes next. So it’s no wonder USA is so fragmented today, and the political system so easily cheats its own people, no one cares about anything in this country. I won’t miss it when I’m gone, that’s for sure.

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

              That’s not entirely true. Someone OBVIOUSLY cares. You seem to have a problem with it. I wouldn’t say that people in the States have lost their burning spirit or whatever though.

              It has just been placed in different matters. Take SOPA for example. There are PLENTY of people jumping on board to fight against that (myself included). While it may be true that there are a lot of people which aren’t in tune with what’s going on outside of their own world (see: Syria), I honestly doubt you are old enough to speak for a generation from 50+ years ago, when people cared a bit more about this sort of thing.

              I can assure you though… There are PLENTY of people that care about their government “cheating” them, as you put it. It’s just that there aren’t many people in a position of power to do anything about it, which is exactly why you aren’t seeing anything done, giving you the illusion that nobody cares. I will say this though… It’s rather sad that you seem to be so vocal about your own concerns, but don’t really care enough about your well being in this world to appreciate the life you have, claiming you miss it when you’re gone.

              I could sit here and go for hours on end with you about bullshit like states passing laws that prohibit you from feeding homeless people along with PLENTY of other issues our country should deal with or… I can live my life as comfortably as I possibly can and take what happiness I can from it, and move on. There’s no sense in carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, man. You’re just one individual.

              While it may be disheartening to see some people shrugging issues, which you find to be significant, off their shoulders… There are also people out there sitting at home that feel the same way you do. The world is a big place… Don’t forget that.

              • rockman29

                This wasn’t about government, it was just an example about how a population without culture can be manipulated by outside forces.

                It was about culturally relevant things, like representation of women in art for example, which people have incredibly worrying opinions on. The topic has been simply so polarized as to lose sight of what the original objection once was to things concerning women’s rights anyway.

                The reason I bring up the example of activism is because yes, as most scholars agree, the force of activism is much diminished in USA than it was previously. Compare the fight for equality of black persons in USA with the leader MLK in the 1960s. Even against the FBI trying to maintain the status quo, spying on “the most dangerous negro,” the movement prevailed and was landmark for civil rights in USA and around the world.

                Contrast this with activism today which is weak in comparison. Walk on Wall Street failed miserably, and produced no significant icon or leader to look towards. The American activism of today is feeble in comparison, and instead of conquering the norm as the black equality movement sought in the 1960s, the capitalist architecture defeated… nay… demolished the Walk on Wall Street movement within 6 months.

                You are saying SOPA was defeated, when it was not. It has come back in several new forms, and the force of activism has already floundered. It never even reached the streets.

                But anyway this was besides the point… the point was about more culturally relevant subjects, not about internet neutrality or something. I was addressing basic tenets of American values: USA culture, or what it used to be. Liberty, civil rights, equality, youth fought and protested in streets for these things. Not to be given up by their children, or to be ignored.

                Culture itself requires some fundamental basics which guide the principles of it’s members. When the people stop subscribing to these laws, the culture becomes weak and vulnerable, And when that happens, the values, the culture, is lost.

                I was not suggesting that all people disagree with me, or that I am the one beacon of hope, not in the slightest. Here is an example of a person who does agree with me, acclaimed writer of the New York Times with an article called “The Most Dangerous Negro”: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/29/opinion/blow-the-most-dangerous-negro.html?_r=0

                What I am suggesting is that the activism of youth today is terribly weak. What youth would once champion in the past as a significant battle, take to the streets and confront police for, which was women’s equality, civil rights, reproductive rights, and more… that just does not happen anymore.

                This is not just my conjecture, it is an unfortunate reality in today’s western world. USA has lost it’s spine, and that spine is it’s youth. Without the passion of the youth, without the youth having culture, then the culture of the country is lost.

                The youth of today simply not subscribe to the same activist culture USA once had. And yes, there are many people who agree this is a serious problem for USA going forward as a country lacking any cultural direction.

                And my problem from here was simply this: the USA culture is weak enough to have a segment of the population import and accept the idea of tearing women’s clothes off in public as a game feature. A lack of caring allows the cultural imperialism of others to set in unfortunately.

                And we are just discussing. I don’t know why you got so offended. I’m not the only person in the world saying these things, as evidenced by the article I have supplied. I stand on the giants of shoulders with my ideas, and I’m not about to suggest anything else.

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

                  >You are saying SOPA was defeated, when it was not. It has come back in
                  several new forms, and the force of activism has already floundered. It
                  never even reached the streets.

                  Actually, I never said it was “defeated”, but for the record… It was already defeated once. I merely stated we are having to fight against it again since it has resurfaced. Also, I had nothing to be offended by, so I’m not sure why you thought I was.

                  One last thing… I don’t mean to be an ass here, but I’m not reading ALL of that. I guess I’m a prime example of your non-caring citizen, but if you want to pull out a soapbox and make a stand, Gematsu isn’t the place to do it (no offense to Sal and co.).

                  You have a couple of options here.

                  A. You can continue to moan and complain about how things are changing while having no power to do anything about it
                  B. You can actually step up and do something that will make a difference and cement yourself into history

                  Either way, I don’t really know what you hope to accomplish by posting your tirade about how the world is an apathetic place *shrugs*

                  • rockman29

                    I do do things about it. Your suggestion I don’t is sad. You don’t even know me, yet choose to suggest that, is offensive. I posted in here in hope other people would be interested in doing their own reading and come to their own conclusions, not to be attacked by a petty person such as yourself.

                    And I was discussing. You are obviously offended by my posts.

                    If this is the case, don’t reply, and don’t mock me.

                    Thank you, but no thank you.

                    A forum is a place of ideas. If you are not happy with this, then don’t enter the forum.

                    If you can’t take a philosophical discussion, don’t talk about philosophy then. You chose to reply, I didn’t make you. If you’re going to reply, don’t be a stuck up ass about it.

                    It is not apathy, to have interest in reality. It is hope and idealism which is the wish to discuss it and address it. The absence of which you obviously suffer from terribly, since you choose to ignore it, and label any wish to address it as apathy. If you feel this way about activism, you are clearly not motivated to enter this discussion in the first place.

                    The one who is apathetic are the ones like you. Who don’t imagine anything better, who lost all their idealism. You are probably young, yet now you are old.

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

                      It wasn’t MY suggestion that you do nothing, it was your own. Do people that actually make a difference in the world complain rather than tell tales of their accomplishments? Quit wallowing in self-pity and despair, thinking some almighty white knight is going to rescue you from this world you seem to think is a cesspool of inconsiderate and insensitive people.

                      Again, I’m not offended. Much how you don’t appreciate having judgment passed onto you, neither do I. I don’t appreciate you thinking for me and telling me what I am and am not offended by. I can think for myself, thanks.

                      Most of the stuff you wish to discuss isn’t even so much philosophy as it is politics, which I have found never ends well. Politics and religion… Both of these are topics which you should know, fully well before going into them, are ‘hot button’ issues, and the slightest spark can ignite them. If you find that I’m being a “stuck up ass” simply because I don’t want to partake in your lecture, professor, then so be it, but once again… You’re preaching your lessons to the wrong group of students and choir here.

                      Seeing as you seem to know it all though, I imagine you’re already aware of all that, so if you’ll excuse me… I’ll be removing my “stuck up ass” from this pathetic excuse of a pretense which you call a “discussion” that is being used to simply lynch me to make an example of what’s so wrong with the “everyday man” in order to support your claims.

                      Now go find another guinea pig. This experiment is over.

                    • rockman29

                      Man you are one serious ass…

                      You got way too offended early on, and you’re still offended.

                      If you didn’t want a discussion, don’t ask a question and don’t reply next time if you don’t want to be involved in the discussion? Lol.

                      But hey man you want to be the epeen winner go ahead lol. Do the last reply, I dare you :)

                      I was just having fun with my posts and thinking outloud. If you are gonna take it so fucking seriously, that’s your own problem…

                      I’m sorry my “oh no apathy” travelled through the internet and rustled your jimmies so badly kiddo. Lol.

                    • McPoo

                      I reckon you lost that argument.

                      I’ve not read any of it, but its pretty evident you lost.

                    • Kobracon

                      I….don’t think we were reading the same posts. I’m sorry but no matter how I look at it, you were the more aggressive one. You say it started with a playful post, and Tetsuya merely asked a question and even replied to your answer fairly.

                      And then the wall of text came about ppl not caring and apathy. Then you started saying hes stuck up ass and that he was offended…how? I read his posts twice and he was having a discussion with you till you started spamming quotes from a link you ALREADY provided.

                      We know how links work, we can follow them and read them at our own leisure. And Tetsuya’s second post is right, you have the right to be offended as much as a guy has a right to NOT be. Does that mean that other person doesn’t care?

                      No! He just has a different OPINION. A different VIEW on life. I don’t know jack about American Politics and I don’t care coz its not my country but don’t shove it in everyone’s face. There are more than Americans in the world.

                  • Kobracon

                    You’re not alone man. I didn’t read those quoted posts either….

              • rockman29

                “King’s staggering achievement is testament to what can be achieved by a man — or woman — possessed of clear conviction and rightly positioned on the side of justice and freedom. And it is a testament to the power of people united, physically gathering together so that they must be counted and considered, where they can no longer be ignored or written off.

                There is a vacuum in the American body politic waiting to be filled by a young person of vision and courage, one not suckled to sleep by reality television and social media monotony.

                The only question is who will that person be. Who will be this generation’s “most dangerous” American? The country is waiting.”

                http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/29/opinion/blow-the-most-dangerous-negro.html?_r=0

              • rockman29

                “I am 66 years old and remember the sixties well. Everywhere in the West, America, Europe, Canada ( especially in Quebec) the youth was outraged by injustice and demonstrated, a lot, because there was a lot of injustice. Dr King was probably the greatest leader of his time but he was not alone.
                There is still a lot of injustice but so little outrage. So many young people who could make a difference, seem to have decided to make on their own within the system, as rotten as it may be rather than join the fight for Justice.

                With time, our generation has mellowed some. Normal. But if one looks the other way at twenty for fear of seeing something wrong, if you don’t speak out and raise hell if need be when confronted with what ails our society, and there is a lot of that all around, If you are not a little bit Idealist at twenty, you are already old and will be trampled by the very forces that you refused to see and that Dr King and his friends fought and died for. I wish to be proven wrong.”

                http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/29/opinion/blow-the-most-dangerous-negro.html?_r=0

              • rockman29

                “From what platform would such a young leader arise? Corporatism has replaced or shaped every traditional institution, including even the churches, where MLK was nurtured. Our two dominant political parties are also corporatized, with money becoming free speech and corporations turned into people. The Supreme Court has become absurd, as have our law firms and legal institutuions. The music industry and other potential cultural bases of change like academia are also submerged by money power. Journalism has become a shadow of its former self, with the few brave truthtellers shouted down and ostracized by everyone else. Every human activity (even medicine) has been reduced to a profit maximization ethos. And anyways, a recurring theme of American history is that in the unlikely event a truly effective, human and transformative leader arises, that person is inevitably assassinated. (It’s the American way!) The few we have – those who speak truth to power – can’t get media airtime anyway. It feels increasingly hopeless, despair is appropriate (at least if you aren’t in the 1%). And the idea of some sort of savior leader is problematic anyway (and why Occupy tried to avoid “leaders”). For those who think and feel, things do seem to have gone terribly, terribly wrong, the strangest part of this soft prison is that our collective sense of darkness has no instrument of light, no real vehicle of transformation for us to climb aboard. Instead, we have Miley Cyrus twerking.”

                http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/29/opinion/blow-the-most-dangerous-negro.html

              • rockman29

                I challenge you to read every single one of the comments on that article, and then also tell me I believe I’m the only one who believes these things ;)

                http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/29/opinion/blow-the-most-dangerous-negro.html

                There are many people in the world smarter than me, and those I am giving you are many examples.

  • Willgaea

    My twin star just showed me a something on her news feed. Apparently someone made a device that can block tv commercials. Sounds like it might make a lot of people mad. Would anyone buy this device knowing that it could jeopardize people’s budgets on shows?

    http://www.marketplace.org/topics/tech/blocking-tv-ads-new-whack-mole

  • bloodiOS

    Anyone remembers Freedom Wars, the Vita exclusive title announced back in May? I can’t wait to see more of that at TGS (hopefully.) That said, I personally think it would’ve been nice to have the game on the PS4.

    • Zackasaur

      Eh, I like having some games designed specifically for Vita, and others designed specifically for PS4.

      My assumption is that, being a Vita exclusive, Freedom Wars will be structured well for the platform.

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

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyno9/mighty-no-9?ref=live
    Mighty No.9.

    Guys if you haven’t seen this already… I totally will back this up no freakin matter what.

    This has to be released in any way.

    • bloodiOS

      Whoa, compcept’s first Kickstarter project! Awesome!!!
      You should notify Sal right away!

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

        *grinning* Have to agree, it’s totally awesome! And he already noticed it,… I should stop playing RPGs in the middle of the night when I can’t sleep. xD

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Very cool.

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

        yupp sure is! Can’t wait to see what happens if most of the diehard Rockman fans get to see this. And it’s even from the creator himself! >/////<

        And you guys are fast as usual wit your news, awesome! :3

  • bldudas

    I’m almost finished Milla’s side of Tales of Xillia. Then it’s on to Jude’s. What gets carried over in new game +?

    • futuristic_imagination

      Only titles and the progress gets carried over. So it all depends on how much grade you have right now. That will determine what you want to buy, so it gets carried over to new game +. If you still have questions feel free to ask.

      • bldudas

        Thank you, both of you. So store levels and character levels don’t carry over?

        • futuristic_imagination

          Yeah they don’t, unless you want to spend 6000 grade for current character and and store levels. Which most players won’t get on their first play through. How much grade do you have? I could give you some idea on what you should buy when you start new game +

          • bldudas

            I have 2880 grade.

            • futuristic_imagination

              The best suggestion I can give you is:

              Double experience
              5x Experience
              Inherit Devils Arms (If you complete The Devil’s Beast sub event and optional dungeon)

              If not and you want to blaze through Jude’s story immediately, You should probably get:

              Double experience
              5x Experience
              Double Gald
              Inherit special Items (keep your wing boots)

              The other option is to grind for other titles if you got the patience.

              If you need more help or questions just ask :)

              • bldudas

                Thank you :)

    • Anime10121

      If you have enough grade, you can carry over a lot, otherwise, its just your quests, skit data, item book, and enemy book, data.

      Everything else must be earned with grade including
      Store Lvl
      Character Lvl
      Accessories
      Devil Arms
      Exp X2
      Exp X5
      Money
      Half Lvl
      Hidden ability (Sphere Circle? I think it was called that, the ability to hold more than 8 artes/ Speed shoes)
      etc etc.

  • bloodiOS

    Holy smoke, a little more than half an hour and Mighty No. 9 already got more than $100K. Just go to show how much people really want Mega Man.

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

      Looks like some cheap flash game, lol. Just give people MML3 and they will be happy. Even if it can’t actually be called MML3 for copyright reasons or whatever, at least make it as a spiritual successor to MML2 with the same kind of gameplay and such.

      • bloodiOS

        I don’t know, can’t judge it without any actual gameplay. Beside, Mega Man belongs to Capcom, and they seem to seriously hate him =P

        So yeah, any knock-off lead by Inafune himself is welcome, I guess.

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

          Some of those screenshots are from gameplay. It looks cheesy, lol. Also, I know it belongs to Capcom, which is why I said even if he can’t actually make MML3, he could at the VERY least make a spiritual successor to MML2, but call it something else. This is just… No.

          Looks like a project from some high school student for Java class or some shit.

          • bloodiOS

            They’re just early concept arts though. They are asking for $900K, so I think the final game might be better, who knows, I’m willing to give it the benefit of the doubt.

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

              Fair enough. If there weren’t different types of art for different people, the world would be a rather boring place~

          • karmacoma

            None of those screenshots are from gameplay. That’s all artist rendering. If you watch the video, you’d see they’re actually going 2.5D with it, not hand drawn.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I’m going to go ahead and back it. I mean, why not?

    • Kobracon

      Shovel Knights. That is all.

  • Gibbs Rainock

    What game is the topic pic from?

    • bloodiOS

      Akiba’s Trip 2.

      • Gibbs Rainock

        Thanks! Game looks crazy:0

        • bloodiOS

          For sure, crazy enough to never get localized.

        • Kobracon

          Indeed. Brawling style combat that involves ripping clothes off people (male OR female) in order to win

  • DesmaX

    hahaha, I love these

  • PrinceHeir

    i just got the Megaman 25th Anniversary today and Ghost in the Shell Arise(few days ago) as well as other goodies.

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-f39UvGCCp7U/UiKwUWJYR8I/AAAAAAAAKcM/UR2yWSzzl0Y/s912/153_2650.JPG

    got this last summer and i still haven’t opened some of it XD

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-GzVdZtVHJH0/UiKwUVbVxTI/AAAAAAAAKcE/zaEAon88bsg/s912/153_2658.JPG

    i didn’t include my Stuio Ghibli collection since my little sister has been watching the hell out of those over and over again XD

    • bloodiOS

      Did you watch it (Ghost in the Shell: Arise) yet? Was it good? How do you think it would compare to the original movies?

      • PrinceHeir

        not yet XD

        that’s the thing, i keep buying things yet i haven’t used them that much.

        even Dragon’s Crown it’s been on hiatus for a few days now(i’m gonna play it now!)

        speaking of Arise the trailer for the 2nd film is here!

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9CynT8xe4I

        • DrForbidden

          To be honest, I find the animation quality to be really weak for an OVA…

          Not up to par with most of Production IG’s animation standards.

          • PrinceHeir

            could be a different team though :P

            i don’t mind the animation, the character designs i’ll probably have to get used to it

            • DrForbidden

              Most o the characters look the same as in previous incarnations. I think the different ones are Saito and Motoko. I really don’t like what they’ve done to her, though. It’s like they wanted to make her a waifish teenage girl because the mature, decisive, and adult Motoko in SAC was too intimidating to the insecure otaku community to masturbate to, or something.

              • PrinceHeir

                i don’t know about that.

                i actually like Motoko’s design here, but really prefer her SAC ones.

                but with Maaya Sakomoto voicing her, it actually fits her :P

                but her older mature body is much better i agree ^^

                • DrForbidden

                  SAC Motoko is sex incarnate, especially when voiced by Tanaka Atsuko…
                  Sakamoto has voiced young Motoko in all the movies and in SAC, IIRC, so she’s not new to the role, though the Motoko she’s played in the past are basically children. It just feels strange for me, you know what I mean? She’ll always be Aegis to me, or Mari Makinami. I’ve yet to watch Arise fully, though. She might well blow me away. :)
                  I don’t know how long I have to wait for a cheaper release of Arise, though. Years, probably. Funny story: I just received my Bluray of Innocence today. Hong Kong version for 8 bucks…

                  • PrinceHeir

                    love Tanaka Atsuko :)

                    one of my female voice actors of all time!!

                    even Akio Otsuka is my favorite male voice actor of all time ^^

                    yeah she played the young Motko in the first movie.

                    in face i actually watched the first movie last july and wow she really sounds so young there(like teenager of some sorts)

                    Mari and Aegis!! prefer her as Aegis as well ^^

                    wow i was looking to get that since it has english subs, but i’m not sure if hong kong can be played on a US PS3

                    • DrForbidden

                      It works. Most of Asia is Region A, same as US. I just watched it last night. Awesome film, even though it basically a Batou story. The HK version has zero extras, though. That’s why it’s cheap, I suppose.

                    • PrinceHeir

                      cool where did you buy it? online?

                      yeah it was basically batou’s story.

                      this is my impressions of the movie

                      http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=37343&show=20#msg23772893

                      it has resemblance from the SAC Solid State Society movie.

                      take a read if you have the time ^^

                    • DrForbidden

                      I bought it from Yesasia.com, but it was during a sale. It’s probably over now.

                    • PrinceHeir

                      oh cool will check it out then!

    • z_merquise

      I noticed Annelotte from Queen’s Blade: Rebellion. Nice.

      • PrinceHeir

        woo thanks for the source!!

        will buy the BD’s soon!!

    • Anime10121

      Was supposed to get my MM25 yesterday too (well now 3AM it was technically two days ago), but the UPS guy ALWAYS manages to show when I step out the house for like 20 minutes :(

      Also gots Summer Wars, still gotta get dat Stein’s;Gate though. Question, what is that in the top picture right next to MM25 on the bottom row?

      Another thing, still need to check out Children who Chase Lost Voices, I heard it’s amazing goodness :D

      • PrinceHeir

        hope you get it soon!

        my Steins;Gate is damaged :(

        i was thinking of getting a refund, but i messed up and i never returned it.

        it’s one of the very few fuck ups amazon did to me :(

        it’s just a Rightstuf postal cards you get whenever you purchase something to them.

        the anime in the card is Nadesico

        http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalogmgr/r77Mi=Vvo-KUIDJ2tL/browse/item/95123/4/0/0

        • Anime10121

          Thanks, and I’m just gonna go pick it up Monday morning when they open back up.

          Wasnt talking bout the post cards, I zoomed in on the pic though and I think that’s a Lupin Box Set?

          • PrinceHeir

            ah yes it’s Lupin the Third: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna

            http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalogmgr/r77Mi=Vvo-KUIDJ2tL/browse/item/98135/4/0/0

            always wanted to watch this despite not being a Lupin fan(watch some of the episodes in the original TV series)

            • Anime10121

              K coo, not really a big Lupin Fan either, show’s probably legit as hell, just cant get into dat artstyle :(

              • PrinceHeir

                ehh but this artstyle is only for this show.

                the other series are very different and more in the late 90s style.

                you should give it a chance!

                i actually like the artstyle of Mine Fujiko!!

                it feels very french for some reason XD

                • Anime10121

                  Probably should have been a little more clear, I dont like the original’s art style. The one in the image you have looks MUCH nicer, but I still dont care for Lupin’s character designs.

                  • PrinceHeir

                    ehh why you didn’t like the old style :(

                    i actually prefer the new one, but it does feel very different compared to the original one.

                    i can see why someone who grew up with the originals didn’t prefer the new one.

                    you should watch this instead! it seems more of a stand alone and doesn’t need prior knowledge of the older series ^^

                    • Anime10121

                      Eh, I’ll try it one of these days, got too much anime and too many games as is.

                    • PrinceHeir

                      same!

                      i’m watching Angel Beats right now!

                      soo good! gonna watch Monster next!!!!

                    • Anime10121

                      Angel Beats was awesome, but then again most Key properties are! Monster doesnt really look like my type of anime though.

                    • PrinceHeir

                      hehehe i plan on watching Clannad, Kanon, Air this december!!

                      Monster looks ace!! especially if your into psychological animes :)

                    • Anime10121

                      Clannad and Kanon are awesome (though be prepared for the FEELS), Air on the other hand was so so, understandable though, considering it was KyoAni’s first anime.

                    • PrinceHeir

                      good to know!

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      It’s one of the best horror anime. My personal favorite horror anime.

                    • Anime10121

                      I’d check it out, but DAT BACKLOGUE :(

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      I feel that. I haven’t got to watch that much anime in the last few years. My video game backlog is big enough, my anime backlog is kinda pushed to the side.

                    • Anime10121

                      Try to tackle both at the same time. I anime on my work days, and I game on my off days. Still doesn’t leave much time, but heh its better than nothin :P

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      I’d watch anime if my work was inside more often. I also spend a hefty amount of time here on Gematsu. =P

                    • Anime10121

                      Oh I didnt mean watching while AT work, I’d be fired so fast it’d make your head spin. I meant when I got off during my work weeks :P

                      But yeah, I spend a LOT of my time here and at Sili too ;D

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      I got ya. =)

                      Lots of times I get home and by the time I’m done with my work here, it’s time for bed. =P

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      I think Monster is the best horror anime of all time. Just my personal opinion.

                    • PrinceHeir

                      oh you watched it?

                      awesome! the main character is the same VA(Kiuchi, Hidenobu as my Hei from Darker than Black

                      my favorite character of ALL time :)

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      Yeah. I watched the fansub back when it aired.

                      It’s long, like 70 something episodes. I loved it. I’m pretty sure I marathon’d the series until I caught up. It was painful to wait for the new episode each week.

                      I’ve read a few chapters of the manga, but the anime seemed to be pretty much the same. The same author has done some other horror/mystery/detective like series. I just haven’t had the time to check them out.

                      Considering how much I liked Monster, I really need to find the time.

                      Hidenobu is pretty awesome. I’m also a big fan of DtB. Which you already know. I’m a bit partial to the first season to be honest. I enjoyed both, and Gaiden.

                      Just discussing this makes me want to re-watch both series.

                      I’m also kinda in the mood for a project I helped work on during my fansub days.

                      http://myanimelist.net/anime.php?id=497

                      I’m sure I still have the series on my external someplace. =)

                    • PrinceHeir

                      yup!!!

                      very cool!

                      i’m guessing the ending is quite similar to manga just like Death Note with few key differences.

                      for my i prefer Ryuusei no Gemini even though it felt to rush.

                      Hei was much badass there and that long hair and battle scars(including his coat and mask)

                      plus the music is pure awesome!!!

                      that techno beat!!!

                      cool!!

                      will check this out!!

                      looks like Sailor Moon anime or Shoujo Kakumei Utena to me XD

                      http://myanimelist.net/anime/440/Shoujo_Kakumei_Utena

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      Hei was pretty badass looking in Ryuusei no Gemini. I did like the battle tested look.

                      Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito is pretty damn good. It’s a time travel type of anime, but the visuals are nice, and the music is good.

                      Someone actually uploaded the first part of episode one on YouTube. I’m sure more of it is on YT. We might have been the only group to fansub it.

                      http://youtu.be/5esri7wvSw8?t=50s

                      That starts up at the opening song. I still really like that song.

                      Gosh, this brings back memories… Gets me kinda emotional about my fansub days. ^_^

                    • PrinceHeir

                      yup!!!

                      looks pretty nice!!

                      very pretty looking!!

                      nice it works!!!

                      Mamiko Noto’s voice is soo heart warming!!

                      did you quit fansubbing though?

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      I retired. Lots of older fansub groups did once streaming started taking off.

                      The original purpose of fansubs was to provide fans outside of Japan with quality subs in a timely manner.

                      Since most anime was not getting released outside of Japan in any form, fansubs made sense.

                      Several years back, streaming services like CrunchyRoll started to offer fairly solid translations of a show just hours after it aired in Japan.

                      For lots of fansubbers, trying to compete with these services made no sense. So, lots of fansubbers decided to retire or even seek out jobs.

                      I know some fansub translators decided to start working for websites like CR, or they went into video game translation or something like that.

                      I kinda just took a break. I moved on to my next project of sorts. I wasn’t exactly sure what that project was going to be. I just tend to find myself invested in something online. Eventually, that ended up being Gematsu. =)

              • Kobracon

                I never knew anything about Lupin till I saw the show. Its quite a fun ride. The animation is ridiculously good and there is alot of nudity. Give it a try

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Me and a few friends like to have an Anime Night every other weekend, where we’ll pick an anime movie to watch. Two weeks ago, we watched Summer Wars (I’d watched it before, but it was their first time). And just last night, we watched Paprika. I fell asleep through half of it–not because it was boring–I was just realllllly tired and couldn’t keep my eyes open.

      Just looked up Children Who Chase Lost Voices, and saw that it’s from the guy who did 5 Centimeters Per Second (which was great), so I’ll probably throw this in as a suggestion for our next Anime Night.

      • PrinceHeir

        cool!

        i haven’t watched this yet sadly :(

        i was going to watch Summer Wars last Summer(what a perfect title) for some reason it got pushed out :(

        you should also watch Kotonoha no Niwa which was released in BD/DVD a few days ago here in the US(the movie was released this year May 31 2013)

        Makoto Shinkai is amazing!!!!! definitely one of the new generation of directors ^^

      • DrForbidden

        By the way, Sal, did you ever watch Wolf Children? Can you give me your opinion on it, as I’m on the fence whether to buy it…

        • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

          I haven’t. There was a screening of it back in February at the New York Children’s Film Festival that I wanted to go see, but I never made it.

          If you saw Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, or the Digimon Adventure movies though and liked them, it’s from the same guy.

          • DrForbidden

            I loved Summer Wars, but Tokikake Shojo was only so-so to me. The theme of Summer Wars resonated with me, while I found TS to be a very private love story with a scifi angle. It wasn’t bad, just didn’t grab me much. That’s why I’ve been hesitant about Wolf Children. It seems like something that can go either way for me.

        • KingNigma

          Wolf Children was really good. The story was quite touching and the music was great. I’d buy it if I get the chance.

          • DrForbidden

            Thanks, dude. I’ll keep my eye out for a reasonably-priced release…

    • Kobracon

      I love Summer Wars so much….all dem feelz….

      and The Woman Named Mine Fujiko was my first Lupin experience, and dayum was it good.

  • KingNigma

    Just started Sleeping Dogs this weekend and wow. Didn’t expect it to be this fun.

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

      Yeah the game certainly was a big surprise, too bad that SE didn’t go all out with the marketing. True Crime always was a really cool series but Sleeping Dogs really had some of the cooles gameplay ideas.

      Wish there would be more sneaking and lock picking though.

      Hope you’ll also enjoy the fight club and the costumes! Oh and in case you play it on PC, be sure to load those HD textures. :D

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I loved Sleeping Dogs. I really need to go back and play the DLC.

    • karmacoma

      Great game. I too need to pick up the DLC at some point.

  • bloodiOS

    Man, the 91st chapter of Minamoto-kun Monogatari… my God, so infuriating…

    And Rosario to Vampire… what the hell happened to my romantic comedy?

    • Kobracon

      What did Rosario turn shounen or something?

      • bloodiOS

        Nah, just a distasteful gore-fest.

        • Kobracon

          …..gore? wtf….

          • bloodiOS

            Yeah, lately it’s all about impaling, blood spilling, and body parts flying.

            • Kobracon

              Man i never thought it would end up like that. Heck back in high school, I recall watching the first eps of the anime when it came out and laughed at how it had like 20+ panty shots in one episode.

              Is the gore like…comedy gore or are they serious and fighting?

              • bloodiOS

                Dark, serious, and tragic.

                • Kobracon

                  Geez…

                  • bloodiOS

                    I know…

  • LordKaiser

    That screenshot reminds me how attractive long hair is even on anime.

    Ahem! anyways I was thinking that if FFXV gets a special edition, I may buy it and keep it sealed in plastic then worry about it after 3 years or so when I buy the PS4.

    • Anime10121

      Long hair’s attractive 2D, 3D, or irl. Dont know what it is bout dem locks, but man, its DEFINITELY hot :D

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

        I suddenly feel uncomfortable…*backs away slowly WITH his long auburn hair*

        ( ;´Д`)

        • Anime10121

          lol you’re safe brah, gotta be a chick before the radar’ll even detect ya. Heck, irl, I dont even have many guy friends. Loves me some ♀

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

            I’m a trap. I’ve often been called “ma’am” when out shopping before. I don’t feel very safe… Lol.

            I guess long hair + slender body will do that to you though ><

            • Anime10121

              I watch Maury, never once have I been fooled by a trap. My radar’s not flimsy, its top dollar :P

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

                As if they’d have convincing ones on there :P

                • Anime10121

                  lol

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

                  Basically, just look at this and tell me you don’t go “FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-” when trying to figure it out.

                  • Anime10121

                    First, I’d need a higher resolution image
                    and Second, you cant use Asians unless I get a full body shot :P

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

                      Don’t worry. Everyone’s radar malfunctions at some point, lol.

                    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

                      Here you go… The first ‘waiter’ introduced in the video…

                      Warning: Don’t watch unless you’re open-minded or something…
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGfFv1GwOCc

                    • Anime10121

                      See now THATS why using Asians is cheating, in the shot 25 seconds in with the four pics of the asian chicks, the two on the left I can tell are men, the one on the very right would be questionable, but the third one, I’d try and get at him so fast (ARGH, that sounds so freaking WRONG)!

                      The maid was unattractive to me, so it wouldn’t matter if she were a guy, but that one chick/guy, man my radar would have failed so hard :(

                    • Kobracon

                      There is so much truth in this that its not even racist. Its just fact.

            • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

              Long hair + slender body + baby face + Hairless body = Me

              That and I got friends making all kinds of jokes with it… -__-

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

                I guess it’s kind of funny in my case. If I let my facial hair grow out, the trap element is gone because I look like Kenshiro sporting his beard in HnK2, lol. It gets pretty crazy.

            • Kobracon

              Oh man that reminds me of a cosplaying friend who totally trapped the rest of the group with a picture. He just went up to us, showed us a pic and said “Hey guys, think shes hot?”

              We were all like “Hmm, not bad, not bad…” and then he goes…”Thats ME!”

              The awkward feelings were on a ridiculous level….

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

                Yeah… I got some awkward stares from time to time when I crossplayed as Naoto Shirogane a few years ago, lol. I think they were afraid to approach me because they had that:

                “Not sure if guy or just tightly wrapped boobs underneath”

                look on their face, haha.

                • Kobracon

                  HAH! Honestly I think if a chick did taht in real life and flattened it so much to look THAT flat, they prolly couldn’t breathe XD

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

                    Never underestimate Asians, lol.

                    • Kobracon

                      Well, living in a land filled with every kind of asian, I have yet to see that

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

                      Fair enough. I don’t know how plausible something like that really is, but I figure it could work on a B or C cup even, just not Naoto who seems to be sporting DD or D at the very least :P

                    • Kobracon

                      That is indeed the popular assumption. One taht I too support :P

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I got this in the mail. I’ll post more images asap after I get some much needed sleep.

    http://abload.de/img/007zvs3c.jpg

    http://abload.de/img/008m1sgy.jpg

    http://abload.de/img/0024xsif.jpg (Playing on my PS3)

    Edit – More pictures here – http://tinyurl.com/nwrrun6

    • Anime10121

      Heard some of the tracks and that OST’s DEFINITELY dope :D

      I just decided not to get it because having not played the game, I wont get the “true” feelings of some of the music within the OST :(

      So yeah, but great choice in a soundtrack though!

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I played version 1.0. So, all of this music is pretty special to me. Also, most of it is by the great Nobuo Uematsu. =)

        • Anime10121

          Oh I know Uematsu had a big hand in the original soundtrack, but I never got a chance to play the original (PC’s not beefy enough). Played 2.0’s beta though and loved it! Though it’ll be a while yet before I’m able to commit to an MMO though :*(

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero
        • Anime10121

          So much AWESOME! Someone tell me again WHY these pepes didnt score XIII :(

          Sekita, Uematsu, and Mizuta= sex to the ears.

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            I typically find myself loving just about all Final Fantasy Music. I suppose I’m just a hardcore FF music fan. =P

            • Anime10121

              I like em all its just some could have been a bit better. I’m glad that Hamauzu had help on XIII-2 and LR, because he seems to do a lot better when he’s not doing the entire ost.

    • PrinceHeir

      wow it has its own custom menu on PS3 O___O

    • Gigus

      lucky guy :/

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        It did cost me like $56. >_>

        • Gigus

          Lulz. I assumed it was free.

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            I wish. I do give away free prizes. I enjoy doing it. =)

            Next Gematsu contest will be up this week.

            • Gigus

              Really?! I’ve been on here for about maybe 6months and i’ve been missing all of it?! Wht kinda prizes have u given already?

              • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                This week was the first open forum giveaway. You can find more information about that in here.

                Our first big recent contest was for Final Fantasy XIV. I’m sorta reviving contests and giveaways here on Gematsu. Why? Where should I start? I want to give back to the community. Plenty more reasons why, but that is one of the primary reasons.

                http://gematsu.com/c/win

                That is our contest tag more or less. My goal is to have a new contest every month. I want to have a big epic one like the XIV contest (It had 5 winners) every few months. I’m also going to try and have open form giveaways more often.

                Just about all of the prize material is coming out of my pocket. I sorta have to go by what my funds allow. Anyways, I’m enjoying it. =)

                • Gigus

                  Kewl. What happens if we want to become contributors? I wouldnt mind giving away prizes myself. I have to look through all my promo stuff though to see if im willing to part with them lol.

                  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                    I suppose that is something we could discuss via email. Digital stuff is the most convenient. I do work with those who win on physical stuff. For example – I sent a physical copy of FFXIV overseas. It cost me $20ish just to ship it.

                    • Gigus

                      Ah, I see. I’ll let u know if anything comes up.

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      Thanks. My email is zero@gematsu dot com if you need to contact me.

                    • Gigus

                      “¡gracias” “Grazie!”

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

      Isn’t that supposed to come with a DLC code for a special item in-game or something like that?

      EDIT: I do see something about a serial code and a campaign, but can’t really make it out that well. The zoom didn’t help me much ;w;

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Yes. It comes with a code for a special minion.

  • Zackasaur

    Has any one else here been getting into Hatsune Miku Project Diva F? :3 It’s phenomenal! I really hope it sells well in the west. I want more.

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

    I found this to be rather funny:

    http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2013/09/01/10-reasons-japanese-games-suck/

    For those unfamiliar with Sankaku, the website is NSFW. Think twice before checking it at work ;3

    This has to be my favorite response from it though:

    “What do you expect from a society obsessed with murder games.”

    What do you guys think?

    • Anime10121

      Sad but most of it is true.

      • Gigus

        I think it applies to europeans as well -__-

        • Anime10121

          Probably, but I’m American, and can only speak for what I see here…

          • Gigus

            You should travel more often to see that ‘Merica isn’t the only one who likes the violence.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7HbCkU_-cM

            • Anime10121

              Travel requires a little something that I like to call money, something I dont have enough of :(

              • Gigus

                lulz same here. My traveling days are over for the mean time.

                • Anime10121

                  My traveling days never started :(

                  I’ve only been to a few states here in the US, I’m hopeful I can find a better job that I can one day get outta this country for a few days…

                  • Gigus

                    meh traveling is fun and all, but you’ll end up missing home XD. Just don’t rush the experience.

    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

      http://facepalm.hacking.w3challs.com/images/facepalm/facepalm95.jpg

      Some of it I can agree on but most of them, I don’t even… Also, CoD is for Casuals!!???

      • SolarisSpell

        ‘CoD is for casuals’…. It’s an interesting though.
        I mean, it’s pretty obvious that CoD creates pretty hardcore players around it, but at the same time, it seems to be a game which people that only play games from time to time or not caring very much about also play.

        I don’t know people obsessed with FPS and the few who I know that are really interested in games like Halo, CoD or Battlefield are the people that are also interested in simply any game highly marketed as ‘the big thing you have to want’ (I don’t know if I’m explaining myself)…

        But I though it was an interesting point of view.

      • Elvick

        Call of Duty is for casuals. Just because some gamers like it as well, doesn’t mean the bulk userbase isn’t just following the fad.

        When a series is steeped into pop culture, it’s appeal is certainly to casuals.

        Plenty of gamers play Pokemon, but it’s still very much appealing to a more casual base. One that likely doesn’t even know X/Y exist yet, because it’s not on shelves.

    • Kobracon

      Ah good ol’ Sankaku Complex….seriously, don’t open it unless you’re alone or with ppl ok with hentai and Japanese porn

    • PrinceHeir

      lol i saw that.

      i don’t know, but side have its faults.

      though i don’t know why the west has to start the war on these kind of things.

      seriously though wtf is the problem?

      tbh i don’t even know what next gen games i’m excited.

      MGSV is cool, but it’ll probably just like that. an MGS game with strong story and such.

      good, but after playing the series soo many times it gets boring.

      i like new games that pursue a new type of play.

      like Catherine, or even the craziness that is Deadly Premonition.

      oh well i probably won’t buy a next gen after a year or two(just like the Vita)

  • Gigus
    • Anime10121

      Insert Southpark “nice” clip (too lazy to find the link).

      • Gigus

        Thanks!

    • DichaTesoro

      Cute! Do you use a tablet?

      • Gigus

        Thanks! I actually just started vector drawing, so it was good ol keyboard and mouse. I don’t have enough money for a wacom. I actually entered this for print at teefury. Sadly, they rejected it :. I’m giving it another go and trying riptapparel. Hopefully they don’t reject it.

  • SolarisSpell

    I just wanted to share a little story.

    Nowadays is hard not knowing a lot about a videogame before playing it. When I’m pretty sure I want a game I read about it during its first announcements and avoid it when trailers start to be common. I follow other games to be informed and because I like knowing about games even if I wouldn’t like to play them.
    Because of this and because now it’s easier to access information (Internet, game pages, etc.) I usually am well aware about a game prior to playing it.

    Sometimes you are surprised. A game suddenly is more impresive of what you thought or play better or simply you like more than expected for no particular reason. These are fantastic moments, but what happened to me last year completely blew me away.

    I like RPGs. Mostly JRPGs, but not all of them. I know I have my own tastes so I understand I might not like some games even if they are good. I thought I knew all the games I like and was eager to get a new one.
    One day I saw a screenshot. I didn’t knew what it was but seemed nice. I opened it to have a bigger version and saw a screenshot of a battle system very similiar to SNES Final Fantasy games (four character to the right, a big enemy to the left and command menus in the bottom). I didn’t recognize but it had amazing quality. At first I was not very exited as sometimes fan projects which would be amazing finally wash away (I’m still waiting for you, King Quest IV remake…).
    But when I researched a little I discovered this screenshot was from a game from SquareSoft, and from SNES. My excitement skyrocketed instantly: And SNES RPG from SqareSoft I knew nothing about. And it seemed pretty good. It was like a dream.

    I got a translated version of the game avoiding any further screenshot and not reading anything about the game and decided to play it completely fresh. No information, no preconceptions.
    That game was Treasure of the Rudras and it was a journey and a experience as I had not have since that day I tried (“that RPG from Square with giant robots called Gears… OK let’s see…”).
    Discovering the world, being amazed by it and it’s events, enjoying old school mechanics and takings lots and lots of notes to research, understand and discover it’s mantras (instead of simply googling it…) was incredibly rewarding. In this game time passes and you can play with different groups. Instead of playing one group story and moving to the next after finishing it, I decided to play all three simultaneously (two day with each) and that led to watch the world changing and discovering with one gruop things motivated by the other… So much great ^_^

    Well… that was me remembering good times, but it was such a discovery to me and such an adventure that I wanted to share it here.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I’ve actually never heard of that game. Now, I’m certainly interested. Was it ever localized in any way?

      • LordKaiser

        Nope! The only way to play it in English is with a emulator like SNES9x 1.53 and the patch from Aeon Genesis translations.

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          Thanks. I might have to seriously look into that one of these days.

      • SolarisSpell

        Yeah, as LordKaiser says, I think it never came out of Japan. It was during that golden years when the last days of the SNES gave us amazing RPGs that never got localized.

        I still have my old SNES plugged in my TV, so I would gladly buy the game if it where to be found in English :(

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          That’s a shame. At the very least, they should localize it and release it digitally or something.

          Well, at least we do have the emulator option. ^^

    • Kobracon

      Iiiiinteresting….ONWARDS! TO GOOGLE!

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

    This has pretty much been my morning ;w;

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

      The worst part is… I WAS actually on, then my game actually froze for the first time. When I booted my PS3 back up to launch the client again, I signed in, then my ‘START’ button was gone. I had to quit the client and sign back in a good 10 times or so before it FINALLY came back… Only to be faced with this error.

      Give me a fucking break! FFXIV 1.0 was riddled with game breaking bugs. FFXIV 2.0 gets riddled with client breaking bugs. Great.

      Let me finish leveling my Marauder so I can start the Dragoon quest, dammit!

      #TheStruggle

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

        And now it just booted me from the main menu, back to the login screen, and the login box is just gone… Now I get this? Yeah, fuck you too, guys. You better HOPE this shit is fixed by the time my free trial is over or you’re not seeing a penny out of me :|

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

          Now I’ve just plugged in my arcade stick, set the turbo on and I’m going to leave it like that for a little bit. I’ll just go fix myself some lunch and hope it has signed me in while I was away, lol.

        • Azuardo

          I’m sorry to see so many people stuck with these problems right now. Makes me glad I haven’t bought straight away yet. Thankfully, Yoshi-P has said they’re looking into giving all customers a free week because of these issues.

          Is the cause of this because the game is exceeding the number of players they anticipated to be playing it? Or is it something else? I hope they don’t have the same issues when they launch the PS4 version, which I may end up getting.

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

            >Is the cause of this because the game is exceeding the number of players they anticipated to be playing it?

            Yes, this is exactly the cause. Yoshi-P himself has already made a post about it on the forum, stating that they didn’t anticipate so many players and apologized for the inconvenience of being unprepared. This is why we’re getting a capacity increase on Wednesday. Hopefully this will fix our problems.

        • Kobracon

          Yeah taht happened to me last ngiht as well. Login box was just gone for a while. But in the end, once you get in, god is it fun…

    • Luna Kazemaru

      Thats almost everyones day

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

        Sadly, you are right =3=

        • Luna Kazemaru

          took me 4 hours to log in today :P

    • new_tradition

      I managed to make 3 characters, one for each region, so I’m more or less able to play frequently, albeit with random progress. I honestly tried to main the NA (Lamia) one, but I had more progress in one afternoon with the JP character than the entire time I spent with the NA one due to all the World is Full notices when I try to login. I’ve been falling back on my EU (Shiva) character the most though (Conjurer at 20+ now, but I play really slowly, so it’s not impressive, lol).

      There are issues across the regions though. I’ve seen no JP worlds a couple of times already, and there was only one JP world available at the time I made my JP character (Kujata), so I don’t see it getting fixed anytime soon. I guess it really will ease up once people are prompted to actually start paying for their subs, lol. Truthfully, I might take a break then and come back to the game the month after (huge gaming backlog to deal with, plus work).

  • Azuardo

    Made a couple of new purchases. My mate saw The Last of Us for £10 in a local store so I asked him to buy it me and I’ll pay him for it. Absolute bargain! And also bought Rez on PS2 off ebay. After playing Child of Eden I wanted to try out Rez but it wasn’t the cheapest game around. Now I’ve got it for a good price :)

    • McPoo

      Was TLoU new at that price? If so, that’s a bargain for one of the best games of the year! Where was it?

      • Azuardo

        It was pre-owned, but from what he told me, it’s in mint condition and disc is unscratched etc. Looks like the previous owner had bought it, played through it and sold it on. The online network code is even unused, because he read it out to me over the phone and I entered it into my PS3 haha. Used or not, it was far too good to say no to, but it’s a bonus that it’s like new anyway.

        I’ll have to ask him again exactly the store he bought from but I think it was just a local indie store near him in Holyhead, Wales. The price certainly makes me think it was an indie shop, because there’s no way GAME or HMV etc would charge a tenner for TLoU used right now.

        • McPoo

          Ah right, cool. Holyhead isn’t too far from me actually. There’s a few indie shops near me in Rhyl and places, but they’re a bit crap tbh. Blockbuster tends to be best!

          Nice find though, with the online pass unused as well is a proper steal.

          • Azuardo

            That’s true, I haven’t been to Rhyl much but I imagine there’s a couple of indie shops there. I should take a look some time. There was a great one in Llandudno for many years but it eventually changed from selling only games into selling crap of everything, and it just ended up really shit and closed down. Such a huge shame because I used to get so many retro titles and bargains there.

            • McPoo

              Those sort of shops are few and far between now. The ones that are left are a bit all over the place too, with some stuff being dead cheap, and other stuff being ridiculously expensive.

              On the plus side, supermarkets and even GAME have gotten better recently I think, so if it’s current gen stuff you’re after, there’s always a few highstreet options!

              • Azuardo

                Yeah, we’re actually really lucky in the UK that current gen games drop low after only a few months for the most part. I can easily wait till new games reach £15 now, especially as there’s so much to play anyway. With so much choice online, people posting bargains and comparison sites etc, it’s easy to find the best prices. It just becomes difficult to find places selling retro games dirt cheap now :( I’ve been thinking of going to some car boot sales in the hope of getting some bargains too haha.

                • McPoo

                  I’ve been thinking the same thing! You have to go dead early though, and I quite like sleeping in for an extra couple of hours at the weekends :p

                  Although games do usually drop quite quickly, I’m usually quite impatient and end up buying them for full price anyway. I’ve decided to be good this month though, so stuff like The Bureau and Splinter Cell I’ve put on my wishlist and will get them further down the line, and instead I’m going through my backlog of sale and PS+ games. The only exception is GTA5, which I can’t wait for!

                  • Azuardo

                    Same thing with me; the early getups are what put me off XD

                    I’ve done really well not buying day 1 the last few years. About the only games I buy day 1 these days are FF or Zeldas. Couple of exceptions here and there, perhaps. The highest priced game I’ve spent this year is £17.25 on Ni No Kuni…though I am seriously considering splashing out on GTAV too, and have pre-ordered FFX/X-2 and will likely get Zelda LttP2 and Bravely Default day 1 too. Looks like I’ll be broke by Christmas then. Especially if I do cave in with a PS4… -___-

    • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

      Wow, that’s an amazing price for The Last of Us! I’m still waiting for it to drop.

      • Azuardo

        Yeah, I’d been hanging on this long and really expect it to start getting to around the £15 barrier I normally go for next year. The game is selling so well in the UK that there’s no reason for them to drop the price much yet, so I was resigned to waiting till after Christmas. I really don’t think even used prices of it will be £10 in normal retail stores, so it really is an amazing price!

        • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

          The used price in a GAME store would probably be +£5 of a new copy. :P

          Yeah, I think I’ll probably be waiting until next year, but I don’t mind. It sounds like it will be worth the wait! Enjoy.

          • Azuardo

            Haha, that’s so true.
            Thanks!

      • Gigus

        The game is actually worth it. To be honest, I wasn’t really hyped for the game till I played it. Multiplayer is extremely fun also.

        • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

          I’m sure it is a great game but I don’t have lots of PS3 play time. I’ve completed Tomb Raider and am working through Tales of Xillia so far this year. Hopefully when I have time to play it it’ll be a little cheaper.

          I’ve finished loads of handheld games though. ^_~

          • Gigus

            I know the feeling :(. I haven’t been able to finish tomb raider or tales of xillia. I have been busy with my vita though (dragon’s crown).

            • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

              Glad it’s not just me! :) I’ve managed to finish a game a month this year, but all bar one were handheld games. It’s so much more convinient, isn’t it? I do love my Vita. Are you enjoying Dragon’s Crown? I haven’t played that yet. I finished the gorgeous Muramasa last month and I’ve been told DC is even more beautiful.

              • Gigus

                Yes it is quite convenient. I just wish there was more third party support for it. Dragon’s Crown is alot of fun and theres a ton of homages to nerd culture in the game. The artwork is stunning, gameplay is solid, story is about average but its still pretty interesting.

                The only thing I don’t like about the game is that it becomes cluttered when the sorceress and wizard start bombarding magic.

                • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

                  True. Hopefully that new wing will be able to create some! Although that said, there’s more than I (personally) have time to play out at the moment… Ack!

                  I wasn’t expecting the story to be particularly good, so your summary sounds great to me. Which character are you playing as the most?

                  • Gigus

                    The Elf. She’s the most technical character out of the rest. She’s well rounded and very fun to use, but that doesn’t mean the others aren’t fun either. The Dwarf is hilariously fun. He pulls off alot of Mike Hagger moves.
                    Back to the story though, its not bad just executed poorly. I already know I’ll be doing other play throughs because there are alot of extras.

    • Arcana Gear

      for this price it was a great purchase! here still waiting a price drop.

    • Dasher1572

      If I have ever played a game that was worth $60 its the last of us.

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

    Not sure how many of you have seen this yet, but I figured I’d post it here anyway. It seems that Miyazaki is finally retiring from making anime.

    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-09-01/hayao-miyazaki-to-retire-from-making-feature-films

    • Arcana Gear

      saw a while a go, great person leaving ): , and wish for him happinnes on what h decide to do now.

      • karmacoma

        He’s 72. I think he may be retiring for good. I’m just glad we’re hearing about his departure from animated films as retirement and not the guy passing away.

  • Azuardo

    You know, after seeing just how quickly the Mighty No.9 kickstarter has gained over 500k, I really wish Yu could get the rights to do one for Shenmue 3. I know there are passionate fans that would pay big to see it made, and I would happily contribute a lot of money towards it.

    • Elvick

      I’d imagine something like Shenmue, done by modern day standards would require a hefty sum.

      • Azuardo

        Yeah, I’m certain. But it really makes me wonder just how much money such passionate fans of the series would chalk up. I mean, I know I would definitely pay for a collector’s edition of some sort at least. If I could spend £80 on FFXIII-2’s CE, then I think I would be willing to go for £100 or so for Shenmue 3 if it means helping it get made.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Okay. Here is the other pictures I took of my Before Meteor soundtrack. I uploaded them to minus to create a gallery. They were in order but it moved them around a bit. Scanner also moved my booklet around some. =/

    http://tinyurl.com/nwrrun6

    • new_tradition

      EDIT: Whoa, it’s right there in the first pic. lol, sorry, please ignore >.>

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I didn’t get to read it before the edit. lol

        Not sure what else to type here. It’s a really nice soundtrack.

        • new_tradition

          I asked if it really was a Blu-ray and not CD, and then went on to lament how if it was, I wouldn’t know how to rip the tracks to put on my mp3 player, but lo and behold, you can DL the mp3s directly from the disc as you said in the pics, lol xD

          I cheated and looked up some themes on youtube. It really is very nice. The stuff that got carried over to ARR appears to have remained more or less intact to boot ^^

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            Yep. They carried over some music. I mean, why not? So much of the original music is really good.

            I’m listening to the entire thing. It has over 100 tracks, but all of them I pretty much remember. Good stuff.

            I was really surprised how great the Blu-ray works on the PS3. It controls so well. I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to get the music on my PC. I don’t currently have a Blu-ray drive in my PC.

            The download feature is very nifty. It sorta acts as a server for your PC to connect to. You just click download and it gives a unique ip address. Keep it open and type the address in on PC. Then you just download each section. It goes fast since it’s via LAN.

  • Azuardo

    Sounds like FFX/X-2 HD’s been delayed to 2014. Wasn’t really surprised since they refused to give a date for so long, but for crying out loud, what has taken this game so long? It was announced in 2011.

    Only positive is that I can save a little bit more money this year.

    • Elvick

      Since there are so many games coming and next gen… I’m okay with it.

      • Azuardo

        In all honesty, I’m okay with it too, since I didn’t wanna have to buy another game day 1 this year, but on the other hand, I really wanted my FF fix for this year and had really been looking forward to it.

    • Gigus

      They maybe changing the 30 min drama into a cutscene or an anime.

      • Azuardo

        Have you heard that somewhere, or are you just having a guess? I would be happy to have an anime or in-game scenes, definitely.

        • Gigus

          It’s a guess but it would be the most logical.

          • Azuardo

            Ha, in that case, I don’t expect it to happen XD Prove me wrong, Square…

            • Gigus

              Seriously though, it would be the only reason why they’d delay it (well… not the only reason). I really doubt the western regions would be interested in listening to an audio drama? (I would)
              They might even be aiming for simultaneous release.

  • http://www.SteamFirst.com/ Eric Hoff

    I want to adopt a ball python. Anyone have any details on this? I am in NY

  • Nate

    Well I was playing EX Troopers. Started out disapointing. I got to the part where the demo was and things are kind of getting more interesting. However, right about when I got there. I picked up Lost Planet 3. So that’s been taking up my gaming.

    The irony is I was so angry about us getting lp3 and japan getting ex troopers, but now I seem to be enjoying lp3’s story mode more.

    • Kobracon

      I have been having some major doubts ever since seeing the first few trailers of LP3 and how Western it looked. How does it actually play? Is it good at all?

      • Nate

        I think it is very good. Looks great and plays great. Even a friend of mine who does not like Spark the developer said it was good. The multiplayer is not very good but the single player seems to be.

  • PrinceHeir

    what are you thoughts about Hayao Miyazaki “supposedly” retiring :(

    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-09-01/hayao-miyazaki-to-retire-from-making-feature-films

    his last film was The Wind Rises which was released last July.

    it had a lot of controversy regarding about the film being Anti-Japanese and such

    http://kotaku.com/so-he-is-the-japaneese-orson-scott-card-right-now-his-867798783

    yes i know this is kotaku shit, but read it once.

    though beware there is some bias in the article.

    i actually cancelled From Up on Poppy Hill since i was saving up some money, but i guess i’m gonna rebuy it now since it’s coming out this September 3rd.

    but will see ^^

    • DrForbidden

      I’m not really a Miyazaki fan, but I acknowledge that he is a literal giant in the animation industry, and his contributions over the decades are irreplaceable.

      As for the film being anti-Japanese, please bear in mind that this is the accusation leveled at him by Japanese ultra-nationalists. You know, the type of people whose very existence wastes oxygen and whose words are worth listening to even less than that weird, smelly hobo who hangs out by the dumpsters behind the local pizza shop continuously talking to a sock puppet named ‘Clara’.

      People of any intelligence and sanity would reason that the film is one about individuals caught in a war not of their own choosing and living their lives and dreams to the best of their abilities amid the atrocities and injustices surrounding them.

      • PrinceHeir

        yeah i don’t get why they’re accusing him.

        he’s just portraying what he believes so what is the problem?

        don’t like it don’t watch it.

        even if were a japanese, i wouldn’t cast stone against him.

        in face i’ll encourage more people do to more themes like this since there hasn’t been alot of films like this :P

  • bloodiOS

    First time I’ve ever been to a casino, and I have to say, man… what a fucking boring place. I can’t even imagine how people can even be addicted to this kind of place.

    • Kobracon

      If its not the boredom, its the cigarette smoke that drives you out. God, that Casino I went to once in a while is just so full of smokers. You can get cancer just by standing there and breating for a few secs. I hate casinos. And sometimes even Arcades that allow ppl to smoke inside

      • DrForbidden

        Are there still arcades in Malaysia? I would have thought they’d have been shut down by now…

    • DrForbidden

      You lack the genetic predisposition to gambling, I suppose. Yeah, casinos make me sick too.

  • PrinceHeir

    so who’s excited with next weeks releases?

    Diablo 3, Rayman Legends, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, One Piece PW2 :)

    • Gigus

      Kingdom hearts 1.5 and puppeteer

      • PrinceHeir

        damn it’s coming out now huh O__O

        • Gigus

          Not this week but you did say next week and i wasnt sure if you start sunday as ur first day of the week. Puppeteer releases on the same day as kh 1.5 if u live in the US.

          • PrinceHeir

            well it’s monday now!

            wow soo many games to play!!!

            • Gigus

              So the games you posted are for this week then XD. So no games for me this week but next week will be a good week for my ps3 and not my wallet.

              • PrinceHeir

                yup!

                you don’t want Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate :P

                last week or two was great as well (Splinter Cell Blacklist, Saints Row IV)

                man 2013 is still not yet over!!!

                • Gigus

                  No. I feel over saturated already in western and fighting games. I really want jrpgs to make a comeback.

                  • PrinceHeir

                    ehh it’ll come back ^^

                    though for me i’m also kinda getting tired of gaming.

                    that’s why next gen maybe my last one unfortunately :(

                    • Gigus

                      I said that once. I ended up coming back 6 months later lol

                    • PrinceHeir

                      well i have tons of backlog, so it’ll take me awhile to go through all of them.

                      plus i can use the money on other things like anime/manga and the like ^^

                    • Gigus

                      Anime is what got me into gaming in the first place. Sadly, I barely watch or read any manga/anime anymore. I also used to build mech models as a hobby but I stopped because u really don’t do anything right after you’ve finished building them. At least with games there is a replay value to them regardless how many times you’ve finished them. I’m actually going through my third play through of chrono cross. It’s been 6 years since I last beat it.

                    • PrinceHeir

                      for me i’m trying to get into figure collecting.

                      figures really interest me, plus it makes your table/glass door much better :)

                      i’ll be playing one of my PS1 classics someday(including Chrono Cross)

                      i still need to play Parasite Eve II!! i last played the PE1 last 2011!!!

    • Zackasaur

      I am extremely excited for Rayman Legends this week.

      Next week is insane, with Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix, Killzone: Mercenary, and Puppeteer all on the same day.

      • PrinceHeir

        huh Kingdom Hearts 1.5 has a release date already O___O

        Puppeteer!!!!

    • Kobracon

      Yeah Rayman! I’m so glad I gave Origins a try, now I can scarcely wait for Legends! It reminded me how fun platformers can be! Also DOA5U (if I can, coz I already have DOA5 TECMO >:( ) and OP PW2 most indefinitely!

      • PrinceHeir

        gamestop reminded me of the game so i can pick it up this tuesday ^^

        Rayman Legends is sweet, but i have tons of games now :(

        same thing with One Piece!

    • Azuardo

      I’ll download DOA5U Core Fighters (the free2play version) because I can’t really justify the price of DOA5U (even if it’s a budget release; I’m just that tight right now), and besides, I only use Kasumi anyway. Hopefully I’ll get DOA5U retail version in the future.

      • PrinceHeir

        cool!!

        hope to see you soon then!!

        • Azuardo

          Definitely. Not sure if it comes out tomorrow in EU, or on the usual Wednesday when the Store updates (probably the latter), but certainly this week I will be on it and try to arrange some games with you :) Sadly, I haven’t managed to become better than a C rank player :/

          • PrinceHeir

            ehh even me i forgotten how Christie plays again XD

            definitely gonna fire up this week!

            especially no school(except tuesday)!

    • Anime10121

      You forgotted KINGDOM HEARTS!

  • DrForbidden

    Alphamax is releasing a PVC statue of Dragon Crown’s Sorceress:

    http://img.amiami.jp/images/product/main/133/FIGURE-001756.jpg

    Pre-orders are open at all fine import stores.

    • Gigus

      I want the elf and fighter statue.

      • Zackasaur

        Elf would be cool.

        • DrForbidden

          Hmm. Your bias is showing, I think… ;)

      • LordKaiser

        All of them would be cool.

    • Zackasaur

      • Zackasaur

        Aw, no .gif support. :c

        • DrForbidden

          GIFs can actually be displayed on Disqus, but I don’t actually know how to make them work. I’ve seen them posted by others, though.

        • Anime10121

          post the link the same way you’d post a jpg link and youll have a working gif

          http://replygif.net/i/221.gif

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          I think GIFs only work via url link. They don’t seem to work when you upload them.

          You have to post them in a link from an image host website or something. Look at @Anime10121:disqus comment below for an example.

    • new_tradition

      Wait, didn’t it get pulled, like, the same day it was put out for pre-orders? Or is this the revised figurine..?

      • DrForbidden

        I’ve no clue. I stumbled across it last week, and it’s still up on amiami and HobbySearch.

    • McPoo

      Who would have something like that on display in their home?

      • DrForbidden

        Russ Meyer?

        Seriously though, I might ask the same question regarding a wide variety of ‘art’, collectibles, and paraphernalia. If you think that this statue is unacceptable, you’d be very, very surprised at what happens in people’s homes in the real world.

        • McPoo

          To be fair I’m not keen on a lot of the shite people fill their houses with :p

          That statue is hideous though.

          • Budgiecat

            Can you get it for me? Not for TetsuyaHikari though. He doesn’t deserve it…..

        • McPoo

          I just remembered I had a statue of that Resident Evil 5 enemy with the big mallet/scythe thing in my bedroom a couple of years ago. So I’m the sort of person that displays this sort of thing >_>

          It’s not often those sort of things appeal to me really though. There’s definitely been a few, like the Batman Arkham statues that look really nice.

          • DrForbidden

            There are a lot of awesome statues out there. I think the Assassin’s Creed statues Ubisoft bundles with the Collector’s Editions are pretty cool, but I’m not a huge enough fan to pay for them.

    • Elvick

      Ignoring her boobs, her hat sits strangly on her head. It bothers me.

      • DrForbidden

        It’s magic!

        I actually think the Sorceress herself is pretty meh, but I really like the detailing on the gravestone and skeleton.

  • PrinceHeir

    i want to say i’m back :D

    i don’t know it seems i have been slacking off here, late comment reply and disappear and reappear every now and then.

    so i decided to quit on one of the websites(DTOID) as well as removed some of the sites in my bookmark because there’s too many sites i visit!!!

    in any case this is definitely a internet addiction, and i plan on reducing it and only for those who im willing to dedicate to it(like this site!)

    plus i’m taking japanese classes, so i know it’s gonna be hard as hell once i go to the advance levels.

    in any case it’s good to be back!!!

    really love how this site grew over the years!!!

    • Kobracon

      NO! I was finally catching up on post count! Curses…I’ll never beat you now…

      • PrinceHeir

        lol nah even though i’m active, there will be times i’ll be super busy(like exams and such)

        heck Zero is almost there and i was surprised by it O__O

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          I didn’t realize I was that close until you told me. xD

          • PrinceHeir

            lol believe me whenever i see the rankings you get closer and closer XD

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      It’s easy to waste lots of time on the web. =)

      I’m really glad you decided to stick with us.

      P.S. – Good luck with the Japanese classes!

      • PrinceHeir

        thanks!!

    • z_merquise

      Why quit if you can check Dtoid once in a while?

      Taking Japanese classes? Cool! If only I have the time for that (or create copies of myself) I sure love to learn Japanese too.

      Anyway, good luck!

      • PrinceHeir

        nah it’s hard to be a dedicated member in multiple sites, so i’ll just stick to the ones i really want ^^

        yup! hopefully i’ll be able to pass the exam so i can finally understand the language and converse with the japanese as well ^^

        thanks!!

  • McPoo

    Hi everyone

    Welcome to the 16th Annual ‘Who’s your Favourite Mod’ Competition! The nominees are below, so please cast your votes and the winner will be forever lauded as Grand Supreme Little Miss Mod!

    The nominees are as follows, if you could give a reason along with your vote too, that’d be grand:

    1) Sal Romano
    2) Zero
    3) Adam Meadows

    My vote goes for Adam Meadows, simply because he has soft lips.

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

      Please don’t go there ._.

      It’s not cool playing favorites, man. They’re all awesome in their own way. When are you going to learn you’re not funny?

      =3=

      • McPoo

        Once again, you’re all “Gematsu is srs business”. The open forum is what we make of it. I fancy an awards ceremony.

        I don’t really enjoy looking at screenshots of you unable to get onto FF14, but I don’t comment on it negatively. I’d thank you for awarding me the same treatment.

        Actually, if you’d still like to get involved but won’t choose favourites, why not just say one thing you like about each person?

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

          You’re free to comment negatively on, well… Negative experiences that I’m having, lol. Secondly, while the Free Forum is “what we make of it”, some things go over that line, such as claiming your favorite mod. It’s just inappropriate.

          Want to know why? Because you’re simply trying to get people to pick sides and split up the community. Nothing good can come from it. I don’t know how Sal, Zero, or Adam will respond, but… I can imagine one of them may feel uncomfortable if one of the others is liked more than themselves.

          It’s just not cool, man. Now, you want to be rewarded with the same treatment? Start acting like you’ve got some sense about you.

          That’s all I’ll say on the matter.

          • McPoo

            Hang on, I don’t think you’re in any position to accuse someone else of having no sense. I’ve seen you lose your rag in countless threads, which I feel is far more inappropriate than a silly contest that nobody’s going to partake in. I don’t think you’re really in any position to decide what’s appropriate and what isn’t.

            And I’m not trying to split up the community. It’s just a bit of fun, and I even offered you an option to say something nice about everyone, to share the love.

            I take on board your comments, although I disagree with them, but the fact they’re coming from you is a bit laughable.

      • Budgiecat

        I’m the best

    • Kobracon

      Picking favourites is never fun…

      • McPoo

        There’s currently a massive character battle on Gamefaqs that disagrees with your opinion. That said, it’s not very fun.

        • Kobracon

          So…it DOES agree with my opinion then? Since they aren’t fun?

          But also irrelevent coz they aren’t real people with feelings.

          • McPoo

            I don’t find it fun. 40k people seem to enjoy it enough to vote, discuss and analyse it though >_>

            Real or not was never mentioned originally.

            • Kobracon

              Your poll is about real people, its implied

              • McPoo

                I’m sorry, if you’re going to change your argument every other comment then I’d rather not continue the conversation.

                Feel free to partake in the awards, but this off topic discussion belongs outside the thread. Thank you.

                • AdamBoy64

                  Off-topic discussion… lolz.

                • Kobracon

                  Well I suppose you didn’t get it then. When I said ‘Picking favourites’ I meant like picking a favourite child or sibling. I wasn’t talking about fictional characters, I was replying to your poll about real people who are in this very website.

                  You are the one who brought up Gfaqs polls out of no where. And I realize you are pretty much trolling after that last post so yes, I would like to discontinue this conversation. Have fun under that bridge of yours.

                  • McPoo

                    Thou hast slain me. *dead*

                    Also, I don’t believe it took that long to realise I was just messing around. Did the soft lips comment not give it away? He’s got notoriously chapped lips.

                    Again, people on this site take it far too seriously. It’s a very obvious joke topic (soft lips, 16th annual, grand supreme…), on an off topic discussion section of the site. Not everyone, but a good number of the community are far too serious about their VIDYAGAEMS site, you just need to calm down and not worry about it. If you find it so offensive, just use the down vote button, I won’t mind :)

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      This again? So silly.

      It doesn’t seem like anyone is thrilled with such a contest.

      • McPoo

        What if I were to vote for you?

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          No change. I’m not looking to win any awards for being a Mod. lol

          • McPoo

            That’s what they all say…

            • Kobracon

              I suppose modesty doesn’t exist wherever you live.

              • McPoo

                Calm down m8, only joking!

                • AdamBoy64

                  Will you accept bribes from mods?
                  Or bribes from people pretending to be mods?

                  • McPoo

                    I’m open to bribes from anyone tbh

      • TheBlackRabbit

        Quiet zero you WILL TAKE my vote for being awesome and helpful to me, when i first really started on here. ;D

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          Thanks. =) lol

    • AdamBoy64

      Sal because he’s done such a fantastic job with this site, and goes to a lot of effort.

      Zero because he’s friendly and really makes you feel part of the community.

      Adam because he’s got the same first-name as me.

      Can I vote for all three?

      • McPoo

        The rules don’t say you can’t :p

        • AdamBoy64

          Woohoo! A valid vote!

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

    Famitsu updated recently with official site for Super Robot Wars: Infinite Battle. Site is live! Might want to make an article for this.

    http://srwog-ib.suparobo.jp/

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

    Looks like Square-Enix has already released another Lightning Returns video today to examine the worlds. This one is kind of cool because it’s interactive in a way. They let you choose which world you want to examine in the video by clicking on a video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JTBFJWiUvNk

  • kiri25

    So Xbox One won’t support external storage at launch. Major Nelson as stated “”My understanding is that feature will not be there at launch because the team is working on some other things, but it definitely is on the list. I don’t know when it will come in though.”

    I’m guessing those other things have to do with a day one patch reversing all thier policies.

    • Elvick

      That system is not ready to launch. What a mess.

      • Zackasaur

        Definitely. At PAX, they’ve been turning off Xbox One consoles for demos and restarting them because they’re overheating.

        I wish sites would report on that, but you know how it goes.

        • AdamBoy64

          And now they’re increasing the clock speed of the processor… not a good sign.

    • McPoo

      What use is external storage if you can’t install games on it? Neither the PS4 nor One will allow installing games to external hard drives, so what’s the point in having one?

      There’s probably some simple reason I’m forgetting :p

      • Zackasaur

        It’s important to note that the PS4 allows you to quickly and easily swap out its 500GB HDD with a standard 2.5″ HDD of any size you choose. I greatly prefer that to having another box and wire externally. Plus, internal HDDs are way cheaper.

        But, yeah, not being able to install games on an external mostly defeats the point.

        • McPoo

          Will the ps4 allow installs to external hard drives post launch? I believe MS have said it’s a feature that’ll make its way in eventually, haven’t seen anything from Sony though.

      • Elvick

        Movies and music perhaps?

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Just found the ending credits for Final Fantasy XIV : A Realm Reborn on YouTube. My name is listed in the credits! So awesome! =)

    • https://twitter.com/Panda_castro Panda

      What did you do?

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I supported the game since the start. They allowed most legacy players an opportunity to get their name in the credits for ARR. A good chunk of our feedback helped them improve the game.

        I never got any updates, so I wasn’t 100% sure my name was in the credits. It was really nice to find out it was. =)

    • Kobracon

      lol Thats what always fascinated me about FF MMOs. They have ending credits! In an MMO! That concept just boggles my mind. An MMO with an end (at least story-wise). Perhaps others have this but I have yet to find one that compelled me enough to finish it.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Some do have endings. That story ends. Then, the next expansion will come out and have a brand new story to complete. =)

        That ending credits video I found is like almost 2 hours long!

    • DrForbidden

      That’s great! You’re buying the next round, now that you’re rich and famous unlike us common, lowly folk… ;)

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Sure thing. You know I’m just rollin in the dough. haha.

  • TheBlackRabbit

    Can you guys check out this deviant art story and give feed back?

    http://tokiko1.deviantart.com/art/Whose-beginning-0-It-h-386488175?q=gallery%3ATokiko1&qo=1

    • DrForbidden

      Can’t see it without a login…

      • TheBlackRabbit

        ok try it now plz, i changed a few things, :D

        • DrForbidden

          I’ll be perfectly honest, ok? I’m just trying to help so please don’t take offence. It’s not bad, but I’d like to raise some points:

          1). Punctuation. This is all over the place, especially in the dialogue parts. Proper use of commas and semicolons would go a long way towards making it easier to understand and in the creation of tension and cadences.

          2). I can’t really comment on the dialogue as I’m not familiar with current slang among college students, but some spoken parts sound a little unnatural to me.

          3). More importantly, I think the bigger problem is that all characters sound the same. Creating characters that have different personalities and intone differently is probably the highest-leveled skill involved in writing fiction. It’s ok that you can’t really make it work at first, but you could perhaps try to give The Will a more distinctive and grave way of ‘speaking’.

          3). Why the shift from first person to third person narrative?

          4). Spelling and grammar in a few places.

          5). Some minor things don’t make much sense, logically. Eg. “Grabbing the doorknob he flinched. It was hot, it was near boiling point.” How would he know it was boiling point? The guy’s not a thermometer… It’s a little jarring.

          It’s a pretty commendable effort; you just need to find your legs, that’s all. That comes with experience.

          • TheBlackRabbit

            Thank you! I really felt that was a huge issue! I have no clue how to separate my characters. It was a terror make the two main male characters different. It truly is hard, and if it comes with experience I guess i will happily keep writing.

            The shift I think is…personally I get tired of a certain view, first/third. Need to fix that. Thanks for the feed-back! This is what i was looking for, because i felt so much is wrong that i didn’t know where to begin.

            Spelling and grammar…yep self explanatory…i just suck there, OH, and the unnatural thermometer…lol no clue.

            Thanks for saying that, gives me a little more to work toward, because people would just say “IT IS GOOD”, and that was it. That was by far the most frustrating thing people could say.. Did not even give any feedback.

            No hard feelings whatsoever. I really appreciate it.

            • DrForbidden

              You’re welcome! Have fun!

              • TheBlackRabbit

                > : )

                • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                  Sorry I couldn’t take a look at it. I have an account but can’t remember my password. lol

                  Just haven’t had the chance to try and mess with that. Sounds like @gematsu-781397bc0630d47ab531ea850bddcf63:disqus helped out. =)

                  • TheBlackRabbit

                    Oh no prob zero, and i took off the rating so anyone can see it now, :D

  • new_tradition

    Whats the longest you’ve sat and played a video game at one time?

    I just spent 10 hours playing Tales of Xillia. Go me, lol. I actually wanted to play FFXIV, but I couldn’t log in at all for 20 minutes (I dunno if maintenance was suppose to start this early). I’m sincerely enjoying Xillia a lot though. It’s got heavy themes of friendship in the story which I understand isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I love that cheesy goodness ♥

    But like I said, I spent about 10 hours, but I can remembering playing past games as much as 14 hours in a day (usually a holiday or something special though, haha). Anyone want to share their longest sit down ever, or even just recently? Truthfully, I only managed 10 hours because it’s a holiday on my end, otherwise I usually manage 3-4 hours a night the most, and usually only 1-2 days in a week in recent months. Plus I started getting a headache. Tried to play through it, but the last hour was just too troublesome for me to really enjoy :/

    So yeah, wanna share? =D

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I’ve spent crazy hours playing a game in the past. When I was younger and out of school on summer break… I would basically play video games every day from 4 or 5 in the afternoon until nearly 4 or 5 in the morning. So many hours invested into those great PS1 classics. I’m sure I’ve put in some crazy hours with other games, too.

      I don’t typically have that much free time these days. The most recent marathon type of thing I did with a game was Borderlands 2. I spent a weekend with a buddy, and we played it co-op all weekend.

      If I manage to find a few days off work. I’d like to play Xillia like that. I’m also trying to play FFXIV. =)

    • Elvick

      Probably Lineage, which would have to be well over 16 hours at a time. I’d basically wake up, start, then only take breaks to go to the restroom and eat and then go back to sleep.

      Hard to really get accurate times since this was years ago, but I know it was pretty much my entire waking hours at the time. And I could stay awake a lot longer than I can now.

      • AdamBoy64

        That’s insane.
        Did you do that for like days at a time / weeks at a time?

        • Elvick

          Yup. Certainly days at a time, not sure about weeks. I was super into the game.

          Though never made it to the high levels of others. I think I ended up at 47 by the time I couldn’t play anymore.

          I’ll always have an attachment to Lineage, because that’s where I came up with the name Elvick, for my Elf.

    • Kobracon

      Aw man I remember this one time, me and my cousin finished Soul Reaver 2 in one sitting. We started from the beginning at 10am and played all the way to 1 am. Man those were good times…

    • AdamBoy64

      For me, it’s rare occasions – like game challenges.
      But a friend and I did a 120-star run of Super Mario 64. Didn’t really know what we were getting ourselves in for. That was 19 hours, about 10am to 5am.

      A similar one was a Megaman Challenge – which went for around the same time, perhaps a bit longer.

      That was fun and all, but it’s not that healthy.
      Generally I don’t play more than about 3-4 hours at a time.

    • KingNigma

      I remember years ago playing all the way through the second Harry Potter game on PS1 in like 7 hours because i didn’t have a memory card. Out of all games too.

  • McPoo

    What does everybody think of Paper Mario Sticker Star? Bit of a weird game, it’s not really an RPG is it? There’s no stats or anything, but I quite like the sticker based combat.

    I have to say as well, with the 3D on its got to be the best looking 3DS game I’ve played. It’s really pretty!

    • Azuardo

      Can’t comment as I haven’t played it, but the reason I don’t want to play it is because it seems like a step backwards in terms of what I want in a Paper Mario game, i.e. a heavy focus on story. Miyamoto sadly had a say in the game and decided “Why do we even need a story?” and thus killed my interest in the game completely.

      Perhaps it’s a good game for what it is, but the removal of focus on story is not what I wanted. Thank god we got a new Mario & Luigi game instead, because the humorous stories are what make Mario RPGs so good.

      • McPoo

        Tbh even the more story focused Mario games have never really satisfied me as far as story is concerned. I appreciate they focus on it more than the usual Mario game, but it’s never going to compare to an actual story focused game. I play them more for the combat than anything.

        Paper Mario 3DS is about as story lite as you’d expect, it’s the lack of stats and partners that are a bit strange. It plays the same, but without these two things something just feels a bit off. Still good fun though, and really nice looking. I’ll get Mario and Luigi if I can find it cheap, can’t really justify full price for it atm.

        Btw, not sure if you know but Tesco are selling some 3DS games really cheap atm, Layton, Mario Tennis, Paper Mario. Might be worth checking your local if you’ve not already. I picked up Layton today, got New Super Mario Bros U for 20 quid too :)

        • Azuardo

          >>No story, no stats, no partners.

          All reasons why this game sounded like one to avoid for me. Such a shame. The Mario RPG/Paper Mario games are always full of humorous stories and to just have that and the other stuff removed is so wrong. Bloody Miyamoto sticking his nose in.

          Yeah, I’d heard about cheap Tesco games. I think even Sticker Star was £10 but I still couldn’t be arsed giving it a go. The others don’t really make me wanna rush out to the store, either. Thanks, though :) If I do happen to go past then I’ll take a look anyway.

    • Elvick

      I have it, but haven’t started it yet… still mad my stupid code didn’t work at all. No coins for my Nintendo Club account. D:<

      I think I'll enjoy it, but the lack of RPG in it really doesn't make me excited to play it like I would be otherwise.

  • LordKaiser
    • Azuardo

      It’s a very well done fake :)

      • LordKaiser

        It has to be but buying a web site for it?

        • Azuardo

          There’s always one :p

          • LordKaiser

            A rich troll….

    • McPoo

      That’s ace :p

    • Elvick

      That’ll be the successor to the 3DS.

      Nintendo taking MS’s cue. :P

    • MasterSensei

      *Not actually a real device or price. See dreams for details.

      that part always gets me. That was a pretty well done job
      that guy or girl must have some sort of job in web designing or something

      • AdamBoy64

        Yes, to me that’s more impressive than someone going to the effort of purchasing a domain name.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    600+ comments! Awesome! Open Forum record!

    Just wanted to point that out and say thank you!

    You wonderful people make Gematsu a better place. =)

    • McPoo

      I like to think I played a small part in this. Good effort team.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Really interesting interview with Keiji Inafune on Gamespot. Worth the read. I had to quote a few lines, because they really are good.

    Inafune On Japanese Gaming industry –

    “Ultimately, it’s probably gotten worse than when I was talking about it before. And that’s a shame. But there are options out there. And there are many options that Japanese independent developers can pursue to gain more control, to own their own IP, et cetera. And Kickstarter is one of those fantastic options. And so, one of the reasons why I was interested in doing this Kickstarter wasn’t just because of potentially being able to connect with the fans, but also potentially being able to show other Japanese independent developers that there is a way, that there are options. That OK, maybe the Japanese market wasn’t what it used to be, but there are still lots of great solutions that if you’ve got really good content, you can get people to stand up and listen and support it and give yourself a lot of options to help improve the Japanese industry, for sure.”

    I know some people say this man hates the Japanese gaming industry. I think there is a big difference between criticism and hate. I think that quote says a lot.

    Inafune On huge gaming budgets –

    “The scary part is you have games like Call of Duty and they make enough money and they certainly get enough press and media coverage that people start to see that as the standard, the gold standard for what games should be. And they expect those sorts of games, but what that does is that sets expectations unrealistically high for the amount of budget and sales that can actually occur to fund these sort of titles. So I hope, at some point, that we’ll have a bigger shift towards indie games, towards smaller games being something that are more profitable, that are more widely accepted that people can tell the difference between these AAA, super-expensive [games] and some of the indie titles and still really get behind an indie title and support it.”

    You can read more here – http://www.gamespot.com/pax/mega-man-creator-on-how-kickstarter-could-rejuvenate-the-japanese-gaming-scene-6413953/

  • Elvick

    Why on earth is there not a console Fairy Tail game? ):

    I want one so bad. I see there were lots of PSP and a few DS…

    Need some Fairy Tail action.

    • cookiewaffle

      I’m with you on this one
      Natsu needs some console love

  • MasterSensei

    Does anyone know that Project Destati is? 99.99% (recurring of course) of me really hopes that it’s an announcement for Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD and it’s only got about 10 days left before it’s released.

    If anyone doesn’t know about it the website is: http://destati.jp/

    • Gigus

      Well it means “awake” in italian (pretty sure you know what it means). You could be right about KH 2.5 HD but wouldn’t it be a bit too early for it to be announced since 1.5 just released this year? Could be kh3.

      • MasterSensei

        I’ve heard that the countdown stops just before the Tokyo Game Show so it might be an announcement at least. Also, 1.5 was released a while back in Japan so maybe it’s an announcement for the Japanese audiences at the moment…? I don’t know but I would really like to know what it’s about

        • Gigus

          I am aware it was released in japan already. I guess an announcement 6 months after the first hd remix is a bit early for me XD

  • Guest

    So I pre-ordered Kingdom Hearts pretty late and now I can’t get the artbook. I am sad.