Open Forum #064
posted on 10.04.13 at 10:02 PM EST by (@KazumaLynx)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Our sixty-fourth 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.

Discuss away.

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  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    This is the first time I posted the open forum. Let’s hope I didn’t break anything. ^^

    • Zuhri69

      And suddenly, the world breaks. ‘Tis the last word ever spoken in recorded history.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I guess I pushed the wrong glowing button?

        • Zuhri69

          There’s only one button. And a sign that says, “DON’T PRESS THE BUTTON!!!’.

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            With a sign like that… how could I not press the button?

    • bloodiOS

      Hello, you must be new member. Welcome to our warm and caring home that is Gematsu.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Oh my goodness! Thanks so much.

        • bloodiOS

          Too bad that our mods are currently too busy to properly greet you. One of them is Sal Romano, a cool guy with a macho name and the other is our lovingly friendly… uh… for some reason, I can’t recall the name, but no matter, I’m sure both of them will come running as soon as they sight you.

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            That other guy sounds like such a loser!

            • Kobracon

              You could say hes quite a zero

              • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                The power is yours!

    • GhostNomad

      Suddenly, the power grid breaks, CDC’s backup generators fail, all kinds of nasties get out into the open, zombie outbreak.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I’m responsible for creating the world of The Walking Dead? Um… sorry… =(

    • Elvick

      11 hours ago…

      I think we’re good. There was always an elephant in the room, right?

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Indeed. Darn thing is quite the fire hazard. =P

    • Kobracon

      Oh its fiiiiiiin-hey is it raining blood outside?

      P.S. I’m guessing this means you chose the pic too? Good choice :3

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I did. I’m pretty sure this is the first time we used Dynasty Warriors for open forum image?

        • Kobracon

          I think so. I sure woulda noticed if we’ve done DW before….

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    I’ll be frank; the 2020 olympics in Tokyo got me a bit paranoid (Courtesy of Akira.)

    To a more specific point, it’s that Akihabara in part of the route for the olympic torch. Now it doesn’t sound too bad, but dwelling upon it has made me concerned. That place to some is both a haven and paradise, but also a hive of perversion and guilty pleasures, REALLY guilty pleasures.

    So the idea of showing foreigners who will come for the 2020 games may be offended. Here’s where it’s gets complicated, For a while from my experience on the internet, there’s been constant attempts for a censorship and even ban on this stuff, proposed to the Diet multiple times, and thus multiple revisions. “Agnes-Chan” was the first to attempt this, former Tokyo governor Ishihara was the second, now that both Comiket has now halted and revision of the ban is already underway. I feel nothing short of conflicted, moreso than usual.

    I’m not saying that anime and manga should be entirely restricted, but I’m not saying that the current anime should go unchecked either. Less and less shows have been airing as of late. (ironically beneficial since I have a massive backlog.)

    I haven’t even gone to Comiket nor Akihabara yet ;_;

    • Zackasaur

      Akihabara is a cool concept, but I’d actually be very happy if there were less, to use your term, “guilty pleasures” there. The perversion keeps me out.

      If we could have a pretty decent haven for anime, manga, Japanese games, etc., that would be awesome. It’s a piece of Japanese culture that I think deserves to shine through, but it is also a culture which needs to clean up its act a fair bit.

      My two cents.

  • Azuardo

    I hope the Gematsu mods don’t mind me sharing a new Final Fantasy & RPG forum in here. @zerorpg:disqus please let me know if it’s not welcome. Not trying to take Gematsu people away or anything! Just sharing!

    But yeah, the sites of UFF, RPG Site and Nova Crystallis now have a combined new forum for FF and general RPG fans to post:

    http://www.mognetcentral.com/

    I thought there would be some people here that might want to visit and join up, since it already seems like a very nice community.

    There’s one topic in particular where a bunch of us are going to play through FF9 starting tomorrow, and share our thoughts on our adventures as we play at the same time. We’ll be doing other FF playthroughs after this one, too. The next will probably be FF7.

    Hope to see some Gematsu people over there! (oh, and if you do sign up, let me know; we can both get a little reward for me referring you lol)

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I don’t see any problems with you making a post about it. I’m not sure if I will sign up, since I’m so busy here.

  • bloodiOS

    Please support this project! It only needs $3,278 more to be funded.

    http://kck.st/1cEIvL9

    • Zackasaur

      69 backers.

      Now why would I want to go and ruin that? c;

      • Kobracon

        Hey its like that sex thing

  • Tac-Mex

    I think I have “oneitis” (if you don’t know what is oneitis, google it)

    I am always feeling sad and anxious, I try to stop thinking about her but I can’t

    Any tips or help?

    • bloodiOS

      I know that the suffix -itis means inflammation but what does the word root “one” mean? (I’m not even sure if that’s Greek or Latin.)

      EDIT: So, I went and googled the term. Anyway, have you tried confessing and see if she would reciprocate for your feelings? If it doesn’t work out, well, you just have to accept that and move on. You can seek a professional consultant to help you get over the issue if it becomes a problem.

      • Zackasaur

        Indeed, professional guidance can be a powerful tool.

    • GhostNomad

      My tip is to only rely on yourself. Being obsessed with someone to the point of depending on them as the only source of happiness in your life is a pretty big (and stupid) step. You’re only setting yourself up for failure. Chances are, that person won’t be around forever and the moment they leave or are taken away, you’ll crumble.

      On the other hand, who knows. She might be the one, so you’ll never find out unless you try. Life’s too precious to not give 100%, but on the same note, don’t let yourself get defeated if you dive in and figure out that you’ve just jumped into an empty pool. Just pick yourself up and carry on with life. You’re not around forever, so the more time you spend feeling sad for yourself, the more life you’re missing.

      Just live your life and be happy. People come and go so don’t get hung up on the ‘go’ part. Instead, just enjoy the ride while it lasts and when it’s over, move on to the next big thing.

    • Zackasaur

      Oneitis is a dumb and offensive piece of slang. Just for the record. I wouldn’t keep using it.

      Anyway, I can’t give the best tips for your woes without much information, but you’ll have to chin up and consider your options. Is there any chance with her? Or have you mistaken her for the right girl, when there is no hope and she is not? If the first, keep trying. If the second, then resolve to continue your life, get involved with some healthy things that make you happy, and wait for the actual right girl to show up in your life. You could have made a mistake, but you can have another chance.

    • PrinceHeir

      funny i had the same kind of feeling last October!!

      well i kinda got over with it since she’s ignoring me.

      plus there are other better Meganekko girls out there so why should i waste my time on her.

      at least that’s what i feel

    • Kobracon

      May I recommend some visual novels?

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    anyone interested in Drakengard 3?

    • bloodiOS

      I’m interested in whether or not it’ll be localized.

    • Zackasaur

      Yes, but only if it gets localised. I won’t import.

    • Xaltmas

      I can’t think of a single game I want more than Drakengard 3.

      • Budgiecat

        You want Shenmue III, Yakuza 5, KH III, FF XV and DQ VII remake more. As well as an open world Godzilla game

    • Zuhri69

      SE better damn well localise it!!!

  • bloodiOS

    So, I’m currently playing Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and I thought it’s pretty good, for a free game…

    I also tried out the demo of Beyond: Two Souls the other day and well, wasn’t particularly impressed by it. Sure, the graphics is downright gorgeous but for some reason the story doesn’t really pull me in as well as, say, The Last of Us, which is rather disappointing for an interactive drama. I’m also rather disappointed that a couple events, like jumping off the train and being attacked by the hounds, showed little difference in the outcome with or without my involvement. Seriously, I expected Jodie to at least die without me doing the prompted actions. Not to mention trees popping-in as Jodie running through the forest was a quite distracting. I didn’t spot any screen-tearing though, so at least that is good.

    • GhostNomad

      I agree that Amalur is a pretty good game, but I wouldn’t say it’s worth more than maybe $20 or so. The combat can be rather fun, and I enjoyed just running around and exploring the world (and all the things that could kill me if I wandered where I wasn’t supposed to go).

      I also agree about Beyond. I expected good things from it, but it just didn’t really interest me as much as I’d hoped. It’s definitely a hit-or-miss kind of game, and everyone interested in it should at least try the demo to make sure they know what they’re in for.

    • Willgaea

      KOA is a great game. If it can get My girlfriend, her sister, and I to play through the whole game, than they did a great job. We all have different tastes in what we like to play, yet we all enjoyed it.

      I enjoy Action Rpgs, while my gf loves handheld games and first party Nintendo games, and her sister plays AC and the COD franchises, shes all about the AAA games.

      On a side note, I’m super excited that the IP is being sold on Nov 14-15. Can’t wait for KOA 2.

    • new_tradition

      Kind of agree about Beyond. I wasn’t really enjoying the playing. Mostly because my timing was down right atrocious to input commands (but like you said, there didn’t appear to be any consequences to sucking, lol). Story does seem interesting (yay for female protagonists <3), so I won't completely right it off.

    • Kobracon

      Free game wha? How did….did you rob someone?

      • bloodiOS

        Free for PlayStation Plus subscribers ;)

        • Kobracon

          Dayum

  • Karysonson

    What a controversial fact about you?
    Mine is that I think Final Fantasy XIII is better than Final Fantasy VII

    • Hidayat246

      i think XIII is better than VII if ligthing have a boyfriend

      • Zuhri69

        And in that fact, no Snow x Serah thing. Just my 2 cents. Maybe they should make a Lighting x Snow x Serah love triangle thing. Okay, shutting up now.

        • Budgiecat

          Lightning is a hermaphrodite that’s why she’s so angry.

          She’s basically Kaine.

          Think about it…

        • Hidayat246

          incest route??? not thanks LOL

          I more prefer lighthing x caius
          they have making love
          and having a child called noel

          LOL

      • Willgaea

        You just want to see them get it on.

        • Zuhri69

          It’s a viable dream and you know it!

        • Hidayat246

          to be honest, ligthing mission to save world and this sister is mocking me
          well is different route for make story more interest

          for me
          is just fucking trolling

    • MrFinalgamer

      well it’s your opinion, you’re allowed to like one more, even if not a lot might agree. i for one love the ever lasting shit out of FFXII maybe on my top 5 favorite FF games, though it was not as well recived as others =/

      • Zuhri69

        There’s a gamefaq user who said once, ‘Any intelligent conversation at gamefaqs is obsolete due to the fact that posters saying that’s just your opinion and I disagree’. Hahaha, I love gamefaqs. Or hate it. I dunno, it’s kinda like a bad addiction.

    • new_tradition

      Lol, I got a whole spiel on FF I could type up pages on xD

      Kind of ashamed to admit, but I’m really vain. I almost never wear any make up, but every time I see a reflective surface, I check myself out >.>

    • Zackasaur

      FFXIII is indeed better than FFVII. <3

    • Zackasaur

      To answer your question, I’m a Marxist! I’m up for talking political philosophy with anyone any time.

    • Kobracon
  • bloodiOS

    Apparently, the PS4 version of Flower, on top of being 1080p@60fps, will also have extra grass detail. I can’t wait experience all that peacefulness again.Source:

    https://twitter.com/TDMoss/status/385907407475314688

    By the way, here are some interesting techs behind Flower and flOw on PS3:

    As far as native resolution goes, Flower is locked at 30 frames per second and the gameplay is rendered out at 810x1440 2x anti-aliasing. All post processing is done at 810, and then the scene is run through a lens distortion shader onto a buffer of native TV resolution, up to 1080p. Because the lens distortion causes an uneven resolution distribution, when the camera is fully zoomed out the center of the screen is effectively slightly less than 480 and the edges are over 1080. We chose 810p because it was the lowest resolution we could find before the center of the screen started looking too aliased.
    Unlike gameplay, the menu and HUD are rendered at native TV resolution, up to 1080p.

    Source:

    http://thatgamecompany.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3560&sid=a9395e74154cbfcd763fa0b763cf5557#p3560

    flOw uses SSAA.
    In flOw, we render the entire scene to a 4x720p buffer (1440p), and then shrink it down to whatever resolution you have your PS3 set to. So if you're running in 1080i, you're basically getting 1.777x anti-aliasing (if you examine the screenshot Stew2000 posted very carefully you actually can see a little bit of jaggie smoothing). We didn't use MSAA because you can't directly scale a 4xMSAA 720p buffer to 1080p and we couldn't get full 2x1080p MSAA working in time to ship, for some stupid reason. However, because the scenes in flOw are generally very sparse and we use extremely short fragment shaders and no textures, SSAA isn't that much less efficient than MSAA for us.

    Source:

    http://thatgamecompany.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2512&sid=9ae646308d4656c6e92d03e533429d74#p2512

    • shogunknight

      If it wasnt, i would have been very confused

  • Yorae

    Hmm am I the only one here who’s still stuck in 2006? I mean Im playing ps2 rpgs in chronological order and finally got to 2006 (playing grandia III now), always wonder when I’m gonna catch up to 2013…

    • bloodiOS

      Well, at least you’re catching up. My backlog just kept piling up every time a new game comes out. I’m now too afraid to go back and clear them all…

      • $18114340

        I finally finished Etrian Odyssey 3 after putting it off for almost three years given that I had the game since launch. In the meantime, Atlus released two more for a system I don’t even own and re-released the first two games. This isn’t even counting all the SMT re-releases. I bought all of them. Still haven’t finished Disgaea, Radiant Historia, or Strange Journey. No rest for the wicked.

        • MrFinalgamer

          oh you’ll love Radiant Historia. one of my favorite RPGs on the DS. the battle system is so cool, and the story is so amazing!

    • GhostNomad

      I admire your dedication.

      Personally I’m weak when it comes to games. I buy more and more and play less and less :P

      • $18114340

        I tend to buy games for systems I don’t even own or that my computer can’t even run. It’s hard to break bad habits.

        • bloodiOS

          I bought many games for the PSP and the DS before I even bought the actual systems!

        • GhostNomad

          You and me both. I bought fourteen games for the PS3 before I had saved enough money to buy a PS3. Same with the PS2 (I was late to the party on both occasions), then the PSP (preordered Crisis Core, that was the ONLY game I got the PSP for, but then ended up with a whooooooole lot more awesome games in the end).

          • bloodiOS

            *LOL* I intended on buying the PSP and DS for Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts games, ended up buying so many more XD

            • Yorae

              Well, crisis core and birth by sleep are two of the most awesome games i’ve played. Both, I believe are underrated…

            • GhostNomad

              I like your style, Annie!

              But yeah, it’s funny isn’t it? We get a console for only one or two games and then end up discovering so, SO many more wonderful games that we absolutely need and are then glad to have bought the consoles required to play them :D

      • Elvick

        I do that.

        Especially when I see a good deal for them. “I want this game, if I don’t buy it now….”

        D;

    • $18114340

      Nope, not just you. Who needs next-gen, when there are countless titles that you surely haven’t played through yet on previous gens? I doubt I’ll ever finish playing all the PS/PS2, DS, PSP, and even GBA games I’ve been meaning to… Well, at least most of them are cheap these days.

    • Yorae

      I always feel that when i finally catch up, a great burden will be off my shoulder and great load off my mind (ok maybe i’m overstating it). But when you’re not trying to catch up, you could enjoy games and life as whole a lot better….ok that’s geeky…

    • AdamBoy64

      I can relate to that.

      At present, I’m playing through games I bought on launch a couple of years ago.

      I did get a PS2 a year or two back – but the PS2 era is yet to do much for me. Maybe it will one day.

    • Kobracon

      FFXIV has effectively KILLED my backlog progress…..I am very worried I may not have time to play much else with FFXIV on my monthly sub list….

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I haven’t been on much, but I made some new characters on Sargatanas.

        It’s a funny and silly story. I was planning on moving to Sar to begin with. I’m sure you remember.

        I was supposed to play with some friends but they were incredibly indecisive. Now, it seems like they plan to play on that server after all.

        So confusing. Another reason I stayed on Hyperion was my old linkshell mates. Thing is, they have kinda turned into more of an hardcore shell, and I just feel like I don’t belong anymore.

        I take a more laid back casual approach to my games. I’m just not looking to get that involved in endgame stuff again. I wouldn’t mind doing it when I’m ready, but I’d rather avoid the stress and frustration.

        The transfer program is going to be free for the first 5 or so days. I’ll be moving my character to Sargatanas. I might continue playing with my other characters I made, too.

        I made a Male Kitty named Kazuma Lynx and a Dunesfolk. Mostly playing on the kitty though.

        I just wanted to give you that update. (And anyone else who plays XIV that is interested in where I’ll be playing.)

        • Kobracon

          Oh cool. How do you transfer characters? I pretty much have no obligation to stay on Hyperion. No friends, no Free Companies, nothing keeping me there to be honest. Wouldn’t mind jumping to Sargatanas.

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            They should be announcing the service soon. It’s not available just yet. Yoshi said it was coming soon on the forums.

  • PrinceHeir

    hey :D

    so how’s everyone doing?

    been playing Ace Attorney 1 on my 3DS(BC FTW)

    man i hope Capcom does port the series on the Vita(it would be perfect with the touch screen and they can even make full 3D models like Dual Destiny)

    Edgeworth is funny as hell!! whenever a new evidence arrives he looks depressed as hell XD

    need to finish Dragon’s Crown and Digital Devil Saga 2!!!

    oh and it seems @zerorpg:disqus is closing the gap on the top!

    a few more comments and he’s now on top!

    also this month is actually October.

    which means my B-day is coming up!!!

    i still remember i asked you guys about on how to approach that girl last year!

    man time sure flies by!!!

    • Zuhri69

      I just got myself the pokemon x’s 3ds XL version and Fire Emblem Awakening. And it’s damn awesome!!!

      So, how’s that chick? (if that is a viable question. If i somehow reminds you of an unpleasant event then I apologize and consider that question irrelevant.)

      • PrinceHeir

        long story short she basically ignores me, but i don’t mind it ^^

        i’m over with it already, and besides the only reason i was interested at her is because of how her glasses look good on her.

        then i saw a lot online that there are even more girls that are good looking with glasses.

        so yeah i guess i’m a sucker with Meganeko girls XD

        i also can’t wait for Pokemon X and Y!!

        preordered both games and i haven’t played a Pokemon game since Crystal!!!

        • Zuhri69

          Y’know how people mentioned that GTA V will be goty? Those bastards have never met pokemon.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I guess I’m getting closer. When is your birthday? Are you excited for it?

      • PrinceHeir

        tbh not really.

        i haven’t gotten excited on any of my birthday in a long time now XD

        maybe last 2011 where me and my brother played the hell out of KOF games(2002-XI)

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          I hope this year you have another special birthday!

          • PrinceHeir

            i doubt it, but thanks anyway!!

    • z_merquise

      Just send me a message if you’ll play Dragon’s Crown. I can join you online but because of work and stuff, I mostly play with the PS3 at weekends.

      • PrinceHeir

        okay then!!!

    • Elvick

      Since some of the series is on iOS, I think some is on the Wii too xP, I’d love to see the series on Vita.

      But Capcom + Vita = Nope.

    • Kobracon

      “i still remember i asked you guys about on how to approach that girl last year!”

      Man has it been a year already?! I remember that like it was yesterday!

      • PrinceHeir

        yeah!!!

  • bloodiOS

    Misaka Mikoto and Kousaka Kirino join the cast of Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax.

    http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/728/728197/

    • Zuhri69

      The hell? I mean I can understand Mikasa, but Kirino? THe hell?

      • bloodiOS

        Well, you know, it could work:****SPOILER ALERT****

        http://i.minus.com/ixBQIVCcu9e5x.gif

        • Zuhri69

          *Whispering

          There’s a spoiler?

          • bloodiOS

            For folks who haven’t watched it, wait or do you mean my edit hasn’t showed up yet. Damn Disqus lag…

    • Eclipse

      Nice, thanks for the excellent news!

      Biri-Biri & TouMAN are exactly who I wanted from this game.

  • Willgaea

    So the Sega team is going to be airing a new Sonic show named after Guile’s signature attack. It’s aimed for young children and they want to have 52 episodes ready for Cartoon network in late 2014.

    All I have to say is that Knuckles has been taking steroids.

    http://blogs.sega.com/2013/10/02/sonic-boom-working-title-a-new-animated-series-coming-fall-2014/?0=1

    • Zuhri69

      I’m not so sure whether that’s awesome or just weird.

    • MrFinalgamer

      naa, this knuckles looks like the love baby of titan tails and knuckles…don’t know who titan tails is? well…
      http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130305233758/sonic/images/b/b9/TitanTails.png

      • Willgaea

        Hah

    • Sae-Won Yoon

      Sonic having more than his signature “3 quills” is one thing.

      Making Knuckles look all doped up on steroids is gonna be for lack a better word; a bigger problem.

      Hopefully it’ll be better than Sonic X…or that old Sonic OVA.

    • shogunknight

      I sincerely hope they were wearing clothes. I really do

    • Zackasaur

      I rejected that show the moment I saw the shadow of Knuckles. :/

      He was always my favourite.

      • Willgaea

        Too beefy?

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I know we had some of this in the last open forum.

    I missed out sharing my 3DS friends code and adding some of you.

    I went back and added a few of you who posted codes in OF #63.

    My 3DS friend code is – 3797 – 6002 – 7477

    Feel free to add me. If you reply to this with a friend code, I will add you, too. If I haven’t already done so.

    • GhostNomad

      I don’t have a friend code as of now (going to be getting my 3DS in the mail in a couple of weeks), but I’ll write yours down for future reference :D

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Cool. Thanks! I kinda wish Nintendo had a better online set up, but gotta work with friend codes for now.

        • Zackasaur

          Yeah, at least it’s slightly better on the Wii U.

          They still have a long way to go, though.

    • Zuhri69

      Cool. Mine is 1864-9658-2757

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Added you. =)

        • Zuhri69

          Hahaha, thanks!!

    • Zackasaur

      Request accepted. c:

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Thanks!

    • Azuardo

      4253-3674-1282:)

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Added!

  • bloodiOS
    • kirby755

      I can’t say I have but I am always up for more interesting mangas.

    • Kevadu

      I’ve read Q.E.D. I don’t know, I like the characters but it kind of fails as a mystery story because a lot of the ‘solutions’ to the mysteries are really convoluted and unintuitive. On top of that, occasionally the author gets his fact just plain wrong.

  • Willgaea

    My Government is still shut down. The guy s down at Mega 64 has the reason why it happened.

    http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/qxq31h/mega64-the-gta-conspiracy

  • GhostNomad

    So during a slightly intoxicated conversation with my brother over a movie and pizza, I remembered…

    http://us.bladeandsoul.com/en/

    WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THIS GAME?! I’ve been wanting to play it since 2009! Or maybe it was 2010 when I first heard about it, but either way!

    The site makes the classes seem really awesome, the YouTube videos do it plenty of justice as well, and the art style…. I NEED! I love Hyung-tae Kim’s art.

    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

      Ah…. I nearly forgotten about it… Thanks for that….

      Here’s something to help us all remember…. Though it look different than what I remembered….
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvRh3PvrRWk

      • GhostNomad

        I remember watching that trailer a while ago. Man, I can safely say, this is one of the VERY FEW MMOs where I actually like every single class. Normally I either stick to swords, greatswords, daggers, or bows. So basically Warrior and Assassin/Ranger. Never been into magic users, but this game…. THIS GAME. I am willing to pay an ungodly amount of money to have it playable worldwide.

        • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

          1. Hire a tutor to teach you korean/chinese language
          2. Play Blade & Soul
          3. …….
          4. Profit!?

          Seriously…. They seem to not care for the English release at all….

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      It’s always looked pretty awesome. It’s an korean MMORPG. Which always seems to = several years before it comes to the west. I guess we should feel lucky, lots of eastern MMORPGs never come to the west. Some of the more well known korean mmorpgs that made it to the west – Tera, Aion.

      Eventually we can add Blade and Soul to the list.

      The art from Hyung-Tae Kim is great. Especially if you are a fan of his. (Manga Carta games, etc.)

      The last update ncsoft gave was a simple 2014 launch window for the west. It’s been really quiet since then, the only news is just from fan websites, mostly news on the game in korea.

      It’s oddly similar to PSO 2 coming to the west. Sega announced it and then we got nothing, good ol radio silence. They finally gave an update, which has been quite a while ago now, simply saying it should be ready for late 2013 – early 2014.

      The lack of updates is very annoying for both games.

      • Kobracon

        OH its from the guy who did the art of Magna Carta! I always wondered why the art of B&S gave me a hard o-I MEAN rang a bell.

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          Oh my goodness!

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Another thing!

      Best thing to do for B&S. Subscribe to the newsletter on the official website. http://us.bladeandsoul.com/en/

      I did. That should provide us with some updates when they are ready to talk about it.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    I think this guy just sold me on Oculus Rift with just 22 seconds….
    Just go and watch the end of the video alone…. It’s worth it….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo2CbxaOyMc

  • Bryce Blalex Douglas

    Been playing Shin Megami Tensei IV and I have to say I’m absolutely in love with this game. This is probably going on my top 10 list of favorite games of all time. This is my first foray into a Shin Megami game that isn’t Persona and I love that it’s similar but so different too. Rant over.

    What is everyone else playing this weekend?

    • MrFinalgamer

      glad you enjoyed it. it’s an amazing game, though quite disappointed in comparison to Nocturne & Digital Devil Saga in…almost every way. which is a shame since those game came out 8+ years ago (i feel old now).

  • GhostNomad

    SURPRISE!

    My fellow Gematsu browsers, you just

    http://i.imgur.com/CZDFPRf.jpg

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Any good? lol

      • GhostNomad

        …. I think I’m maybe a little too old and may have just failed at a joke!

        • McPoo

          I get it :)

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          Oh! Sorry! I was lost for a minute there. Hehehehuhu I got puns.

          I get the joke now! I should sleep. xD

          Seriously though. I wonder if that game is any good? lol

          • GhostNomad

            To be fair, this whole thing was relevant, what…. Three, four years ago? So maybe I just tried to bring back something that no one wants back! :P

            Far as the board game, I’m a bit curious myself. I hadn’t actually watched the show until a few months ago and I loved it (except the end got really… Eeeeh). Now that I know what goes on, I wonder what’s the purpose of this.

            Come to think of it, I’ve been really into board games recently. I bought the Metal Gear Solid board game. Sadly, none of my buddies are into it, so we just end up playing random card games most of the time >.>

            • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

              I’ve always liked board games. No fun to play without friends though. I’d certainly be interested in trying out the Metal Gear Solid board game with some friends, sounds pretty cool to me.

    • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

      Blame the “see more” link needed to see the full pic.

      I, for one, got it right away ;)

    • Kobracon

      GODDAMMIT! Of all place to lose The Game….

  • http://twitter.com/M_Demolish Demolish

    if i have Ps4 from US but bought killzone game from EU is gonna working ?

    • Azuardo

      Yes, it will work. The PS4 is region free.

      • http://twitter.com/M_Demolish Demolish

        ow thanks azuardo i wasn’t know because i never reading all information about ps4,But Thank U.

    • Elvick

      Not sure which you’re importing… (console or game) but the only thing you have to be concerned with for importing is potential DLC.

      You need to match regions with your game. Otherwise it won’t work.

      But if you’re importing a PS4, that’s irrelevant. But it’s info worth having in case you ever do import a game.

  • DrForbidden

    I have a serious question for American Gematsu peoples: Has the government shutdown manifested as negative effects on your lives in any way yet?

    I’m really curious about the effect on the ground on the common folk, as I’ll be travelling to the US in a couple of weeks.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      No affect on me. I’m sure it’s different for others, though.

    • Zackasaur

      Yeah, it’s pretty awful for a lot of people. The government is spending its savings right now to make it as inoffensive as possible, but those savings will run out… And then it will get even worse.

      As of right now, you have experimental cancer patients being refused experimental care (no funding for the care; these are people who couldn’t be helped by normal care methods). You have over 800,000 federal workers furloughed (no pay/job until the shutdown is done). National parks, monuments, etc. are shut down and closed off across the nation, including a huge stretch of dock and ocean near where I live. Needy preschoolers are being sent home to poor parents who need to be working their way-too-low-of-a-minimum-wage jobs, because Head Start programmes are shutting down. People on nutritional assistance are starving.

      American security is semi-crippled right now. NASA has lost 97% of its people, with those 3% left tasked with maintaining the International Space Station. Social security checks are being delayed, because some of the people keeping them on time are furloughed. Veterans Affairs is mostly down. If the upcoming tropical storm does damages as expected, the FEMA (emergency team for helping people in disasters) response won’t be sufficient. If I want to get a passport right now, I can’t. Hell, the delicious irony is that right-wing nuts can’t get legal guns right now, since the background check system is down.

      It’s a complete wreck. Say thank you to a Republican when you’re here if you want to visit a national park/monument and can’t.

      Mind, it’s not anarchy, since a large chunk of the government is “mandatory spending,” which means it happens automatically with or without Congressional approval. Thankfully, Obamacare, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, national defence (partially), etc. are part of that! If they weren’t, the nation would be burning right now.

      The more in need you are, the more harshly you feel the effects of the shutdown. Mind, it does affect us all. After all, it is doing damage to the entire US economy every day it is prolonged.

      Let’s hope some Republicans learn their lesson in the 2014 elections.

      • LordKaiser

        http://www.usdebtclock.org/

        http://www.usdebtclock.org/world-debt-clock.html

        Public Debt to GPD ratio is increasing while the External Debt to GPD ratio is decreasing. I don’t know what it means cuz I don’t have a major in Economy.

        People are short sighted and vote for either Republican or Democrat but not for the best candidates. Obama will receive all the blame and the Republicans will win the next elections.

        Of course things like the NSA fiasco will not help the Democrats either.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      It’s pretty awful for some, but it’s not effecting everyone. Lots of people just talk about it or complain about how dumb it is. Some even joke about it, and Jon Stewart and Colbert are having way too much fun with it.

      Like @gematsu-dc2b690516158a874dd8aabe1365c6a0:disqus said. Some are without a job currently, and the shut down has resulted in certain facilities also being shut down.

      It’s absurd, but our government here (In the USA) as showed how immature and childish they can be time and time again. I feel bad for the Republican party right now, because they are embarrassing themselves.

      It’s not even about what the originally wanted to do, what deals they wanted, or how they wanted to discuss things. They have some new person on the news everyday, making a complete and total jackass of him or herself. They have turned whatever point they were trying to make or goal they wanted to accomplish into a mockery of epic proportions.

      When you see the news reports and interviews, it’s like they are all kids who didn’t get exactly what they wanted on their birthday, so they are throwing a fit and sending everyone else home. No one gets to play! Wahhhhh! I wanted the Fire Pokemon card Deck! Damn you, Mommy! The constitution demands you give me the Fire Deck! Wahhhhhhh!

      Like I said… it’s getting really embarrassing now. They need to shut up and stop giving interviews or speaking to the media. Get everyone into a room, both sides, and no one leaves until they get this shit settled. Grow the hell up and figure it out.

      Now, if you will excuse me, I’m going to play with my Pokemon cards. I got the Water deck! So bring it on!

      *Drops the mic*

      • Kobracon

        Chris Rock ladies and gentlemen! Big hand!

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          Thank you. Thank you. xD

    • bldudas

      Others have said about who the shut down affects most.

      I live near Valley Forge, and the park is deserted. There’s no one, except people driving through and park rangers and state troopers chasing any one who stops away. Only the church in the park is opened. Not as bad as people not getting paid and being refused care, but it’s very eerie.

    • DrForbidden

      Thank you kindly for the replies, folks. I see on the news that congress has approved back pay for all federal employees once the furlough ends, but I suppose that’s not much consolation to those who don’t even know when their next paycheck will be arriving. People have families to feed and medical bills to pay. Withholding their salary indefinitely through no fault of theirs is just morally despicable. I really hope the shutdown ends next week.

  • Dandelion

    Has anyone played Soul Sacrifice with japanese voice over pack ? Is it better? Ss feels like only game that translated right.

    • MrFinalgamer

      i played through the entire game with the japanese pack so i can’t say if it’s better or not. i can say however that it does sound REALLY good and the voice acting is stellar in japanese.

    • Kobracon

      The thing that won me over in the Jap pack was the fact that the voice of the narrator (who reads the book) in Jap has that awesome dual voice thing going on with a male and female voice. Leaving the author of the book androgynous. The English one just has a male (albeit cool sounding) voice.

  • shogunknight

    Times almost up, next months the launch of a new console era (for PS and Xbox), finally everyone will be able to get a hands on to the 2 consoles. Really tired of seeing so many articles around, talking about GPU, balance and the like. I just hope those two consoles wont have any launch issues (next gen RROD and YLOD would be quite a blow to any of the two). Two consoles launching in the same month, calendars are definitely marked.

    Ah yes, Mr. Shu confirmed DualShock 4 Windows compatibility, unfortunately the touchpad wont work (pretty sure it would get an update….sometime). I guess my time with motionjoy is about to end

  • Zancrow

    Is anyone else annoyed by Nintendo’s 3DS politics?
    No power cable and no second stick, which means I have to buy both along with the rather expensive 3DS XL.
    Nintendo can count themselves lucky that they have a lot of games on there I want to play…

    • Azuardo

      I always laugh when people bring up that there’s no charger with the 3DSXL. Terrible. Imagine buying a microwave and having to buy the plug separate.

      • Zancrow

        Yeah, Nintendo probably thought: “A lot of people bought a DS and it’s the same cable, so fuck other people who didn’t buy the DS!”
        Thanks, Nintendo.

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          I got a charger cable with mine here in NA. I got my 3DS XL a while back on sale.

          That sucks for those who buy it and don’t get one though. Very lame.

          • Zancrow

            On sale?
            Where I live the 3DS XL is never on sale.
            It’s always 180-190 bucks, no matter where or when.

            • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

              That sucks. I got really lucky because it was on sale and I had a gift card. I got the gift card as a Christmas present, so it was sorta my christmas gift.

              I got it at Best Buy on sale for $160. Nintendo is pretty awful about doing sales and stuff, especially with software.

              That and some issue with the 3DS is one of the reasons why Amazon NA and Nintendo continue to have beef. I don’t think you can buy 3DS or Wii from non marketplace on amazon, still.

              • Zancrow

                Tell me about it.
                Nintendo game prices never drop!
                TLOZ: Skyword Sword still costs 50 bucks here!
                Amazon has actually the best price here on the 3DS.
                No beef here, thankfully.

                • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                  Glad that the beef is only in one region. Yes, Nintendo needs to have more sales, badly.

                  This is especially true on the digital side of things. If they ever got classic DS games on the e-shop. It would be amazingly epic, and I know the sales would be good. So many really good DS games that are tough to find now days.

            • DrForbidden

              I still consider that you have the better deal, mate. It’s about 240 bucks where I live, unless you opt for a parallel import without Nintendo’s warranty, which is a mere 220 American Dollars…

              • Zancrow

                Wow, yeah, that’s even shittier.

      • Revorse

        Wait…. what?! This thing doesn’t come with a charger?

        • Azuardo

          In Europe, that is the case, yes. Not so sure about North America.

    • Budgiecat

      Nintendo prides themselves on being a backwards company. Still like them though…at times..

    • Elvick

      Nintendo is ridiculous at times, but people let them get away with those things. So it’s not surprising. Only thing they didn’t get away with was being overpriced at $250 for launch (3DS). Thank goodness!

      I still laugh at the very concept of the circle pad pro. So stupid. They should have just put two sliders on there. But nooooo…

      I want Nintendo to better themselves. So I can just love them, and not be frustrated at them.

    • $18114340

      The whole no power cable with XL was certainly stupid. The circle pad pro I can kind of understand. It’s still stupid but it’s clear to me that Nintendo wanted the 3DS to have a simple control layout, and I’m inferring from the design of the Gamecube and Wii controllers that they only reluctantly included symmetrical dual-analog with the Wii U. Nintendo has a very specific vision for their game systems; often this comes with a minimal consideration for how third-party games would work on those systems, for better or for worse.

      For what it’s worth, the PSP showed that despite having only one analog stick most games that you’d want to play on the system work fine anyway. I’d argue that the 3DS is the same. How many games actually use the CPP? A handful supported it at launch and this number hasn’t really gotten bigger. You could argue that the reason why there are no games that use it is because developers can’t depend on using a peripheral that they can’t guarantee people will have, but on the other hand I’d argue that most 3DS games work perfectly fine without it and will do so into the future, so what’s the big deal?

      • Zancrow

        Well, it’s just annoying.
        Maybe there aren’t a lot of games who need this at the time but I think two sticks are just something normal nowadays.
        And now we have to buy that bulky awkward POS of Circle Pad “Pro”.
        A second stick, most the time for the camera, just comes in handy, in my opinion.

      • LordKaiser

        Yup hidden prices are annoying. It reminds me of the overpriced needed Vita Cards as a hidden price.

        It’s annoying for someone who don’t have any 3DS info to buy that 3DS XL and find out that the charger is not there.

    • Zackasaur

      I wouldn’t recommend buying the second stick. It’s a dumb accessory, since so few games use it. Plus, it’s bulky as hell.

      Not including a charge cable is downright evil, though… There should be regulatory laws about that. :|

      • Zancrow

        Only a few games use it, yes, but the ones that do REALLY need it.
        And I want to play Kingdom Hearts 3D, so I have to get it.

    • AdamBoy64

      Man, no power cable? What the?

      I’m guessing that’s a regional thing, as they’re bundled with them over here.

      .. That’s stupid.

  • bloodiOS

    In case anyone missed it, Heart Machine has announced a stretch goal for the Wii U version of Hyper Light Drifter, sitting at $550K, a $100K away from where the project is currently at. Here’s the updated list:

    • Xaltmas

      Hopefully if it hits that goal, some Wii U owners will check it out.

      But he isn’t wearing a Mario hat, so I dunno.

      • bloodiOS

        Please, Mario will soon be wearing HIS hat ;)

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Thanks, Bloodios. Vill post a story.

      • bloodiOS

        Say, what happened to Reborn anyway? Didn’t they say they’ll start the Kickstarter campaign last week?

        • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

          Not sure. I’ll e-mail Acttil and ask.

        • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

          Received a response from Acttil. They’ve been finalizing details, causing the Kickstarter launch to take longer than expected. They’re hoping to launch the campaign later next week.

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            Nice!

          • bloodiOS

            That’s good to know. By the way, do they have an official website, or Facebook, or Twitter to keep track of?

          • bloodiOS

            It launched!

            http://kck.st/1g0nQ9k

            • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

              Just posted!

  • Gigus

    Got bored so I drew a Matryshoka Bowser. Basically he’s Boswer with no legs.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Awesome!

      • Gigus

        I’m still working on the KH fan art. I’m just losing alittle steam in my art department (brain). I actually drew this for a t-shirt design. Sadly, the full art design was rejected. Lately all my designs have been rejected :/. Kinda glad to see 5 people liked it lol. Here is the full concept.

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          I really like it. I love how Bowser is split in half. lol

          • Gigus

            Wish you were the art curator that checked my art. That why I’d have an easy t-shirt print lol. Just curious though, you do know what matryoshka doll is right? XD

            • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

              Yes! That’s what the doll is called. I knew what it was but the name escaped me.

              • Gigus

                Lol at least u understood the parody of my design which what I was going for. I jus cant help it but feel bummed out that I got rejected 5 times already -_-. Thanks zero and gematsuian friends. You have helped me regain my confidence in my art. I just hope my next design gets accepted and becomes profit. I hate being a poor college student -_-

                • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                  I wonder if those who rejected this specific piece failed to understand the parody?

                  Glad I could help restore some of your confidence! I wish you the best of luck. Keep at it!

                  And yes, being poor sucks.

                  • Gigus

                    I really really hope not. That toy is very common in a lot of cartoons for those who were born in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and some late 90’s kids. Someone even did a pokemon one. Even Snake in a box got rejected :( (very first art post I made).
                    Thanks anyways for the confidence builder :D. I will still be posting my designs here to get feedback, which I really appreciate :P. Gematsuians will be the first to see’em. Sorry if I’m using your threads for personal gain XD. Hope I’m not hurting site views.

                    • http://www.di.fm Spicy Chicken

                      I’m sure you’re probably increasing site views with cool original takes on characters like that. I’m not even a huge Mario fan and I still liked it. ;)

                    • Gigus

                      Thanks!

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      No worries. I’m looking forward to seeing more.

        • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

          You could sell that. I could see that at Hot Topic or something.

          • Gigus

            I did at shirt-toid. They rejected it :/

            • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

              If at first you don’t succeed…

              • Gigus

                yeah yeah yeah, try and try again lol

                • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

                  …oh that’s how it ends.

                  • Gigus

                    lulz

  • Charlie

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW7U3b1EOdY

    For anyone who’s interested, here’s the world premiere theme of Beyond Two Souls. One word, incredible. 3:25 gives me chills every time.

    • Zackasaur

      Oh my fucking god…. @_@

      So glad I have this pre-ordered.

      • Charlie

        So am I (free soundtrack for the win).

      • Budgiecat

        EU or US version

        I’m thinking getting EU version for boobs

  • PrinceHeir

    for those who think JoJo All Star Battle can’t be played competitive i present you!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYjsrjb4oR0

    they just need to make this much more faster like the capcom game(60FPS would be nice), put a proper single player mode, more characters(i would like Shadow Dio despite already having 2 Dio’s XD), Arcade Location test so that players in Japan for rebalancing etc.

    seriously this game has HUGE potential.

    • Budgiecat

      I need to unlock that outfit. ugh takes so long though…

    • Kobracon

      oh man that Kars vs Johnathan fight!

  • GhostNomad

    CHAPTER FREAKING 50 IS FINALLY OUT

    http://mangadoom.com/Shingeki-no-Kyojin/50/

    • Zancrow

      Thanks for notifying!

  • Nice Boat

    Kill la Kill… was freaking awesome! The animation, the fights, the comedy, etc. Already waiting for episode 2

    • Zancrow

      Word!
      Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann levels of hype!

    • Kobracon

      OH SHIT ITS OUT?!!!!?? AAAARGH!!

    • Kobracon

      Just saw it. HOLY EFFING SHITE!!! That was SO fast and awesome! Ryuuko really IS a female Kamina!

  • Ace

    I miss the good ‘ole days.

    • LordKaiser

      growing old huh?

    • Azuardo

      Didn’t you say this last week?

    • 罪罰

      I miss you <3

  • Elvick

    rain is awesome. That is all.

    Wish they didn’t force us to go through twice just to collect things though. Lots of loading to get them with the checkpoints. And so far (chapter 5) they’ve all been in areas I thought they’d be in.

    • McPoo

      Looks cool, I’ll probably wait til it’s on sale though, doesn’t sound like its worth a tenner.

  • bloodiOS

    Anyone saw the 50th chapter of Attack on Titan yet? Ah, this chapter was like someone suddenly felt the urge to throw a bucket full of diarrhea shit into the spinning ceiling fan and let it splattered everywhere, and there I stood, amidst the rain of feces, completely and utterly stunted by the sight of what’s happening. I did not see that coming, holy shit, I DID NOT see that coming! I swear, man, if they choose to end the second season of the anime with the event that happened in this chapter, it would generate so, SO much hype!

    • 罪罰

      Splattering feces at your face generates hype?
      That’s some hxc shit .

      • bloodiOS

        Actually, this works just as good:

        • 罪罰

          mi kasa tu casa

          • bloodiOS

            XD

        • Gigus

          Dem abs yo.

        • GhostNomad

          10/10 would wrestle and let her manhandle me.

    • Zancrow

      It was certainly interesting.
      So, Eren can control Titans now.
      And Hannes just fucking died…

      • bloodiOS

        Well, Hannes had raised so many flags already. If this was Akame ga Kill!, he would’ve already been dead a few chapters back. It certainly would be interesting to see how the author handles the story from here on, certainly wouldn’t want Eren to be so overpowered.

    • GhostNomad

      You paint a…. Very interesting picture. Not sure if it fits with what I felt while reading it but regardless, HYPE.

    • LordKaiser

      No cuz I got hooked to the Dragon Batista Cardio Team.

  • Luna Kazemaru
  • 罪罰

    My girlfriend let me play her copy of GTAV yesterday even though I didn’t want to because I get so glued to any Rockstar Game. This game is just absolutely amazing from every aspect(except graphics, they really pushed the consoles to the edge and it shows) The controls are smooth as hell, the shooting is more refined, the driving oh my god the driving it feels so fun I love driving in that game. The acting, the subtle kick of original soundtrack in the missions. It all flows absolutely perfect. and I only played like 2 hours. I barely scratched the surface and I had so much fun than full fledged games in recent years. After playing it I’m more convinced than ever to not buy it till I have a vacation.

  • bldudas

    I finally bought a PS2! Yes, late, but now I have one. I got Final Fantasy XII, Killzone, and a factory sealed copy of Dragon Ball Z Budoka. I am so happy right now. :)

    • DrForbidden

      Just wondering: did you get a new one after some time of not owning one or have you never owned one before?

      Either way, the Ps2 has the best library among all consoles, past and present, IMO.

      Enjoy!

      • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

        Arguably.

        • bloodiOS

          Hence “IMO”.

      • bldudas

        I’ve never has a PS2 before. My PS3 is the very first Sony console I’ve ever had. I’m a Sega girl. :)

        Thank you.

        • DrForbidden

          If you like JRPGs, I absolutely recommend the Shadow Hearts franchise. The studio that made them is now sadly gone, but there is really nothing quite like it in the current generation or in other PS2 RPG franchises. It’s my all time favourite JRPG franchise.

          • Kobracon

            SO MUCH YES! I sadly never played the first, but you can very well start with Shadow Hearts 2! Also Valkyrie Profile 2!

            • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

              I missed the Shadow Hearts series, but I did play Valkyrie Profile 2. Love that game. One of the best Tri-Ace battle systems in my opinion.

              • Kobracon

                Shadow Hearts deserve a look see. Its such a unique RPG with an awesome battle system and wacky characters. Its also one of the rare RPGs set in modern times (or relatively modern) and mixing magical elements.

            • DrForbidden

              I had to pay a crapload of money for a used copy of the first Shadow hearts game on Ebay…

              It should be worth it, though. Or at least I hope so once I find the time to play it.

              • Kobracon

                Its kind of like an upscale PS1 game so just warning you. SH2 was a big improvement.

                • DrForbidden

                  Yup, I’m aware of that. I’ve always cared about the story and character developments more, so that’s not a big deal. Thanks.

                  • Kobracon

                    Yeah seeing what originally happened to Yuri and Alice(?) is quite nice

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          Long live the Dreamcast! Right? Gosh, I loved that console. Still do.

          • bldudas

            Yes! It’s my favorite console ever!

    • Budgiecat

      Get a custom flip top cover and Swap Magic disc and start importing….

      • bldudas

        Huh, what’s that?

    • http://www.di.fm Spicy Chicken

      If you can try to get a copy of Ace Combat 4 as well, if you’re into flight shooter style games (with less realism and more fun), truly a classic. Oh, and congratulations, PS2 is, was, and will always be a great console. ;)

      • bldudas

        Thank you. I’ve never played any flight shooter games, though.

    • Kobracon

      No Final Fantasy X and X-2?

      • bldudas

        I’m getting the HD remakes for the PS3.

  • MrFinalgamer

    so i was just wondering. which next gen console are you getting this holiday? PS4, XBone, or Wii U? and what are you getting with each?

    • bloodiOS

      I just bought a PS3 SL to replace my dying PS3 BC, so I can’t afford to buy a new console right now. I’m planning on waiting till at least sometimes around the end of next year before getting a PS4. That said, in the unlikely scenario that The Last Guardian or Final Fantasy XV comes out before that, then I’ll buy a PS4. Personally not seeing myself ever getting an Xbox One or a Wii U though.

      • Budgiecat

        Yakuza Ishin
        Final Fantasy XV
        Metal Gear Solid V
        Kingdom Hearts III
        The Order
        Infamous Second Son
        The Division
        Drive Club
        Natural Doctrine
        Watch Dogs
        Dynasty Warriors 8XL
        Mighty No. 9
        Soul Saga

        I think these are the only games I have slight to moderate interest in and five of them are cross gen anyway

    • bldudas

      I’m not going to get any new console this year, or next. I will definitely get a PS4 most likely late next year or after. Maybe a Wii U. Definitely not an Xbox One.

    • $18114340

      Not getting any of those. I can probably afford either a 3DS or a PS3 this holiday if the prices drop low enough, but not both. If there was a larger future lineup for the Wii U I’d get one but there’s such a huge number of PS3/3DS titles that I’ve been meaning to play that it’s not immediately pressing, and if there are any older titles I want to play I still have my Wii for that. Absolutely nothing interests me on the PS4 or Xbox One, or if there is anything that does, I can’t think of it right now. I’d rather stow the cash and get a new PC so I can finally play my massive backlog of PC games instead. Or maybe even bite the bullet and buy a 360 on the cheap so I can play the handful of games on that system that I want.

    • GhostNomad

      Getting a PS4 along with Watch_Dogs, Battlefield 4, Cod Ghosts, and more than likely Killzone. Also getting The Crew, Destiny, and InFamous: Second Son as soon as they’re released. KH3 goes without saying, and a whole bunch of other games that I don’t feel like going over at the moment.

      Normally I would’ve held off for a little bit on the PS4, but considering my best friend is getting one and we’re both hyped for the same games (most of which have some sort of multiplayer), AND he’s planning on getting his console at launch, I might as well join early :D

      Far as the other consoles, definitely don’t see myself getting an Xbone, mainly because I’ve never found a lot of entertainment on any Xbox console, I’m not impressed by the list of launch games (perhaps Titanfall but that’s coming to PC so I’m all good on that end), and the last few months of trying to fuck the consumer in any way possible just really didn’t sit well with me. Far as the WiiU, I MIGHT get one if I find a really, really good sale. The only reason I’ll be buying it is pretty much MH with my friend over in another state, so I’m not really willing to pay all that much for just that one game.

      • Omega_Shiro

        You wrote my list add FF15 (waiting since 2006…) ahahaha yea no xbox since Titanfall goes to pc and a wii u is a good maybe. I got my ps4 on order do you or will you pick up??

    • 罪罰

      SONY DOMINATION BABEEEEhhh
      WITH KILLZONEE

    • Elvick

      PS4.

      Wii U sometime next year most likely.

    • Gigus

      I was gonna get a Wii U Wind waker bundle but I didn’t have any cash to spare. Most likely I’ll get a wii u and a ps4 when they start doing bundles for a new zelda game and infamous second son.

    • McPoo

      I’ve got a Wii u, but everything about it is so archaic and slow that I refuse to class it as a next gen console.

      I’ll get a PS4 or X1 at some point next year I think, once there’s been a decen amount of games out and plenty of time to iron out the creases.

    • Azuardo

      If I stick with my pre-order, PS4. Never bought and never will buy an Xbox.

    • Xaltmas

      Neither, since I still can’t decide on one over the other. The Xbox One has more exclusives that interest me, and it’s not 100% whether Guilty Gear Xrd and Lily Bergamo are really PS4 exclusive or not.

      I’m still “eh” on the Wii U. The only thing coming out for it I really want is Bayonetta 2, and I won’t buy a $300 console just for one game.

      I’ll still have to get all three eventually though, which bums me out since I’ve made it through this whole generation with just a 360.

      • $18114340

        If you want to play Xrd, in my opinion you’re probably better off waiting for the PS3 to go on sale and getting that version instead, unless there is absolutely nothing else on the system that interests you.

        I’m going to get downvotes for this, but I’d really advise getting against a next-gen console at launch unless you want to really be a part of that. There are going to be way too many wrinkles to iron out for the first half-year at least and if there isn’t anything exclusive to those consoles that really interests you right now then it’s better to wait until the game libraries are more well-established and reap the benefits then (the exclusives you’re looking forward to now might even have lower prices by then).

    • AdamBoy64

      At present I have a Wii U. And it seems like it’s just starting to take off. (not a moment too soon).

      I’ll probably take a look at a PS4 sometime within the next 12 months – nothing that interests me enough on it yet.

  • LordKaiser

    Well at least Shantae reached the 800k goal…. It’s a pity that it didn’t reached the 1.3 million…. Well I guess that this game is obscure and underrated….

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1236620800/shantae-half-genie-hero

    • MrFinalgamer

      we might still be able to get the 900K one through paypal which would be amazing (3 new story modes!? heck yeah!).

      • LordKaiser

        But can you still pledge after the count down ends?

        • bloodiOS

          There’s no time limit on the PayPal side, but the devs can manually choose when to end it. For this game, at least, it’ll go on for sometimes.

          • LordKaiser

            Nice!

  • Gigus

    Wow….. BF4 looks like crap on current gen consoles (playing the beta)

    • 罪罰
      • Gigus

        It didn’t seem as they were though. It seemed like they just wanted to release it for funsies cause ps4 and x1 aren’t out yet. A friend of mine has a pc beta and it looks awesome.

    • bloodiOS

      *LOL* I doesn’t even come with the hi-res textures pack. What the hell is EA even thinking, releasing a β like that?

      • Gigus

        Yeah that tripped me out. In most matches I’m playing in a polygon map lol.

    • shogunknight

      Id be suprised if it looked better on current gen than next gen….hehehe

      • Gigus

        the beta felt like more of an alpha cause textures were loading up pretty slow and it felt like they didn’t bother to try anything to make it look pleasing. The beta was nearly 2GB. I’m assuming if they actually did anything, it would have been alot better.

      • bloodiOS

        Yeah, but this kind of difference is just ridiculous:

        • GhostNomad

          It’s a beta, so it didn’t come with the HD texture pack like the BF3 final release. Far as I recall the BF3 beta was also pretty underwhelming as far as visuals went.

          Though to be fair, I’ve heard on several occasions that the 360 beta (for BF4) is a lot worse than the PS3 one. I have no proof on that as I haven’t played the PS3 beta yet, and there’s no way to try it on next gen without buying the full game, so we’ll just have to hope for the best :P

          • bloodiOS

            Yeah, it’s worse on the Xbox 360, according to Lens of Truth:

            http://www.lensoftruth.com/head2head-battlefield-4-beta-frame-rate-analysis-ps3-vs-xbox-360/

        • shogunknight

          Good lord, any X1/PS4 difference with PC?

          • bloodiOS

            Can’t say, since we don’t have any direct-feed.

  • McPoo

    What do people think of Beyond: Two Souls demo then? I’ve not downloaded it yet, as downloads off PSN take an age so I’ve just not bothered. I’ll get it at some point though.

    I’ve read mixed things, a few people have said it doesn’t really have any sort of ‘spark’

    • Charlie

      I disagree, I had plenty of fun with the demo. It looks and sounds incredible.

    • 罪罰

      It’s a David Cage movie, don’t expect much. My download is almost done.

    • bloodiOS

      I wasn’t particularly impressed by it. Sure, the graphics is downright gorgeous but for some reason the story doesn’t really pull me in as well as, say, The Last of Us (its prologue is powerful), which is rather disappointing for an interactive drama, heck, even the Heavy Rain demo did a better job at drawing me in. I’m also rather disappointed that even though I have low expectations for the gameplay, it still managed to disappoint me even more. Several events, like the Experiment, which showed little difference in the outcome with or without my involvement (no point in choosing to be “obedient” when it would just end the same way.) The same thing applies for when Jodie is jumping off the train and when being attacked by the hounds. Seriously, I expected Jodie to at least die without me doing the prompted actions… Not to mention trees popping-in (during slow-downs) as Jodie running through the forest was a quite distracting. I didn’t spot any screen-tearing though, so at least that is good. I won’t write it off, but it certainly isn’t worth a pre-order or even a full price purchase from me.

    • Azuardo

      It’s definitely gonna get a mixed reception from people.

      Controls are a bit iffy – if you loved Heavy Rain’s controls, then you’ll like this, but I’m not sure all these different buttons are necessary when I just wanna examine something. So long as the story’s good enough, I’ll get it eventually. I rarely buy games day one anyway, so this was never a pre-order for me, but it hasn’t made me want it to drop desperately so I can get it real soon. I’ll gladly wait.

    • futuristic_imagination

      I played the demo a couple of days ago and in my opinion it is a really good game…so far. (long post coming up)

      Lets move on to the demo, The experiment you are playing the younger Jodie, but more focused getting used to the basic controls and using Aiden.

      The Hunted part of the demo, starts with an older Jodie and starts the tutorial for hand to hand combat. Its pretty easy, but to continue on you have to perfect the combat tutorial without messing up. Then the story continues. Without spoiling the story, you have to use all the skills you learned from the experiment and hand to hand combat and some new Aiden mechanics to complete the scenario.

      The movement still feels like heavy rain. Controls in this game is way more user friendly than Heavy Rain. Heavy Rain was press this and hold, then while still holding that button you hold this button to do an action. In this game to initiating actions you move the right analog stick. For other sequences you might have to press different buttons but with out having to hold different buttons at the same time. Also if you mess up a little in the action sequence you will still continue on with the story.

      Story got me hooked and wanting more, but I hope the pacing is a lot better than Heavy Rain.

      Every time I play the demo, its always a new experience, mostly in The Hunted section of the game. I purposely mess up at different sections of the game to see if I get a game over or if the story continues on. If the story continues on you will eventually get the same ending but played out differently. It kind of hard to explain without spoiling the story, but if you played the demo you’ll get what i was trying to say.

      I like it but its not a day one purchase for me… I’m broke from all the good games that are coming out in 2013, I will eventually get this game.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Oreimo Fans

    Tsukasa Fushimi, the creator of Oreimo, announced a new work at Dengeki Bunko Fall Festival in Akihabara today. It’s called Eromanga Sensei (Erotic Manga Sensei). Here are some details:

    – Title is still pending.
    – It’s coming out in Japan on December 10.
    – Protag is a fast-writing senior high-school student and light novel author.
    – Protag works hard to get along with his younger sister.
    – “Eromanga Sensei” is an important keyword in the story.
    – Hiro Kanzaki is illustrating.

    Infos via: http://blog.esuteru.com/archives/7350177.html

    • McPoo

      What are you looking at in your profile picture? Is it a bird?

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        A heavenly plate of onion rings.

        • McPoo

          I prefer cheesy chips with gravy or curry sauce, as my post alcohol treat. But to each their own.

    • bloodiOS

      Katsuragi Keima: “I can already see the ending.”

    • TheExile285

      I’m more interested in this:

      http://blog.esuteru.com/archives/7349819.html

      Read the manga and now I see its getting an anime? YEEESSSSSS!!!!

      • bloodiOS

        Holy shit! For real? Oh man, they better not botch it.

      • Anime10121

        And what praytell is this beautiful looking creature!? (and also, if it lists, when does it release)

    • Hidayat246

      i dont believe you like incest route !!!

  • futuristic_imagination

    Finally back online and not lurking! Man this semester is very demanding, almost finished with two of my half semester classes, need to complete the final exam. Then I’m left with three classes until winter break starts.

    At least I got about 2 free weeks to game or whatever since two of my research papers got canceled due to government web sites not available. Which my paper requires to research into the website.

  • TheExile285

    I still can’t believe they put Kirino in a fighting game lol

  • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

    Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax vs J-Stars Victory VS

    choose wisely.

    • TheExile285

      J-Stars Victory VS has Ichigo and Kenshin so I choose that :P

      • Anime10121

        and Urameshi :D

        But yeah J Stars absolutely has some top tier characters, but then on the other side, I like my fighters in 2D plus the Dengeki game by far has the better artstyle!

        Whatevs, I’m getting both anywayz so :D

        • TheExile285

          Importing J-Stars Victory VS day one. If the Dengeki game gets a PS3 release, I am definitely importing it.

          • Anime10121

            Well Gematsu already confirmed its coming to home consoles. So unless they’re releasing a competitve fighter on Wii U (doubtful, considering its online network aint really up to par yet), I think PS3 (and/or PS4) are the more reasonable options :)

            • TheExile285

              On sweet!

    • Anime10121
    • Kobracon

      Both quite different in terms of fighting mechanics. So I guess go with what you like best. Free for all beat’em up or classic 2D fighter.

  • http://www.di.fm Spicy Chicken

    Just to follow up my last post on the subject, I finally completed The Last of Us (decided to finally revisit it and take a break from Dragon’s Crown, albeit a short one).

    My opinions haven’t changed and I won’t be playing that game EVER again, however as a one time ride it was an amazing if far too often frustrating experience (the first and hopefully last game that had me switching to easy mode toward the end, the injustice! >_<). The ending cinematic left me feeling a bit iffy but I think that's the point, emotional conflict being what it is and so on. And talk about blunt…

    Still, I AM glad I played it, as I got to enjoy a great story, some nice (if on some rare occasions glitchy) graphics, and a real insight into where realistic gameplay is going.

    Also, Joel and Ellie are amazing characters in and of themselves, and whilst I have no intention of playing any further games or DLC in that vein, I'll be looking forward to watching playthroughs just to see more of the story, it's that good. :)

    • Azuardo

      Well done for finishing it. Sorry you disliked some aspects of it – I understand where you’re coming from. I think me playing Easy from start to end helped me avoid some of the issues. But I couldn’t fault much of it at all in the end – truly an incredible game.

      • http://www.di.fm Spicy Chicken

        Thanks Azuardo, yeah I hate the idea of playing anything on ‘easy’, but I probably would have enjoyed the game more in this instance if I had done so. Definitely a memorable experience though, can’t argue with that. ^_^

    • Kobracon

      Go watch the alternate ending! It wasn’t all for nothing :D

      • http://www.di.fm Spicy Chicken

        I hadn’t seen that (which is good obviously as it would have spoiled the end) but that did make me giggle, cheers. ;)

  • $18114340

    For those of you who own portable game systems with rechargeable batteries — primarily DS, PSP, Vita, and 3DS owners — do you tend to leave your system on the charger? Common sense dictates that you don’t, because doing so would wear out the battery and reduce its long-term life, even if the system is engineered to cut charging automatically when full, and frequently charging the system when the battery is close to full also has the same detrimental effect.

    However, Nintendo’s website says it’s perfectly okay to leave the 3DS in the charging cradle, and for the past eight-odd years I’ve had my original DS I haven’t had problems either. On the other hand, I’ve shot straight through two batteries on my PSP-2000 in the five years I’ve had it, full-draining both a couple of times and playing with the system on the charger for significant amounts of time. Both batteries bloated up and expanded dangerously by the time I had to get rid of them, and neither would hold a charge for longer than fifteen minutes. They were both official Sony batteries certified for the system, too.

    So I was wondering how people approach this, and I’m assuming the PSP-3000, PSP Go, and Vita are more well-engineered in this regard (the latter two having non-removable batteries to my knowledge). I’m also wondering how much better the PSP-3000 is, because I’m thinking of getting one to replace my current battery-less 2000. I’m also thinking of getting a 3DS soon, and I know the battery life sucks (not planning on getting an XL or any battery packs since I value the small form factor), so I was wondering what experiences 3DS owners have been having in that regard.

    • TheExile285

      I try not keep my Vita on the charger. Ironically I keep my 3DS on the charger though.

      • $18114340

        Is there a particular reason why you treat the two systems differently?

        • TheExile285

          Well the batteries of my PSPgo & PSP1000 deteriorated to the point of holding like a 1 hour charge and I don’t want that to happen with my Vita lol. My DSlite’s batteryis fine though.

          Then again I played my PSPs way more than my DS so maybe that was the problem lol

    • GhostNomad

      I’ve ‘abused’ pretty much every handheld I’ve owned. As far as the ones with internal/rechargeable batteries, they’re no different.

      My first PSP was abused to hell, to the point where I had to charge it while playing it, then charge it overnight while I slept and then took it to school with me (the charging was due to excessive use, not failure to hold a charge). Eventually I bought the larger battery that was offered at the time (since I broke my original one by trying to make it into a pandora battery). The problem with that one was that the PSP2000 either wasn’t meant to hold it properly, or the one I got had put on a little weight and didn’t let the battery cover close properly, so one little shake (seriously, a light button press) would loosen the battery and my PSP would turn off.

      My second and third PSPs (3000 and 1000) both had the original battery so they worked just fine, though I didn’t put them through the same abuse so I can’t comment on their charging. I still left them to charge overnight (and sometimes even throughout the day if I left it at home in the morning or just forgot about it) and they didn’t give me any issues after several months of this.

      My 3DS got the same treatment for as long as I owned it, no issues.

      I’ve owned my Vita since the First Edition Bundle was released and have gone through periods of serious abuse and occasional rests (mostly because of my occupation but also because I get into games while already into another game and end up stacking onto my backlog). To this day, no issues. I can play games for hours without needing a charge.

      • $18114340

        This is good to hear. I think I’ve learned my lesson. If I get another PSP I’m definitely going to be more careful with it. All the repeated dropping (that would inevitably yank the battery out as the plastic door flopped right off) probably didn’t help. All my portable game systems look like they went through a thermonuclear war. My DS is missing one hinge. Once I get a 3DS, I’m going to be so good to it.

      • Seasqwaa

        Oh man, I remember trying to make a pandora battery too. I effectively killed my psp1000 while fixing it and breaking it over and over, so I went for it. Had no tools. Took out a steak knife, and prodded it. Soon enough, it started smoking, and I threw it outside. Aye though, my psp battery was the worst offender of battery wear. The thing went out so fast for me – I carried my charger all the time. As far as rechargeables…. psp’s was the only one that really did me in I suppose.

        • GhostNomad

          I hear ya. When I tried to make my battery, the only tutorials online were based off of older PSP1000 batteries, and my brand new PSP2000’s battery looked a little different. Since it was bought with my mother’s money, I was afraid of breaking it because it was…. Brand new. Then I ended up doing it anyway. And it worked! But then I fucked up on making the memory card. So I broke my battery for nothing :D

          • Seasqwaa

            At least you had the sense of achievement after getting it done! I even forgot about that whole memory card thing. I still to this day have never got it…. I think I might buy another soon though. And show that battery who’s boss this time.

            Having UMD’s in general is coming back to bite me in the ass. Because urges to play them are hitting me too.

            • GhostNomad

              I’m going to buy an old PSP from my buddy’s sister when I make a trip back up to Chicago for the PS4 release, and I have no shame in admitting that the only reason I want a PSP again is so I can play Crisis Core and Birth by Sleep >.>…… And maybe try to mod it a little <.<

              • MrFinalgamer

                there’s no shame in that! that’s the sole reason i still have a PSP (and the reason i bought one to begin with)

    • DrForbidden

      Realistically speaking, the 3DS, Vita, and PSP all use Li-ion batteries. Li-ion batteries should not be plagued with charge memory problems, at least not to a significant extent, unlike Ni-based batteries. They don’t take well to repeated full discharges, but should not develop major issues with being left on the charger.

      Of course, these are general recommendations from the manufacturers and engineers, which may differ from personal anecdotal experience.

      • $18114340

        It’s just weird that my experience with the PSP-2000 battery is so overwhelmingly horrible to the point of seeming extreme, because as you’ve pointed out, this shouldn’t be a normal occurrence. I don’t think it’s solely due to the engineering of the system itself, since very few people seem to have similar problems (although many do, apparently). I am almost certain that the problems I had were due to repeated full-drains but if that’s the case then the reason why those occurred was partly due to the woefully short battery life (and partly because the LED that is supposed to blink at low battery is always covered by my hands and doesn’t even gauge the battery correctly). I really hope I don’t have the same problem with the 3DS.

  • LordKaiser

    It’s true that there’s something about Robocop in the latest Deux EX game?

  • KingNigma

    So who’s stoked for Walking Dead on Sunday?

    • MrFinalgamer

      oh shit season 4 starts this week!? i didn’t know XD
      i was too invested in AOT, Korra, and Breaking Bad. how’s this season looking? are they going into the hunters story ark?

      • KingNigma

        Yeah I guess it flew under quite a few people’s radar I myself just realizing shortly before commenting. Unfamiliar with the hunters since I haven’t been following the comics so I can’t really predict much apart from what was shown in the trailer. Don’t know if you’ve seen it but it seems to take place at the prison still with Daryl, Michonne, Tyreese, and the new character Bob travelling elsewhere while another character Rosita will be introduced as well.

        I’ve also just been just getting into Breaking Bad (really late I know) and I’m enjoying quite a lot even though I’ve heard the first season or so isn’t anything special but if that’s the case, I cant wait to see the rest of it.

        • MrFinalgamer

          huh, still in the prison…hope they executed right (unlike Andrea…such a waste of an amazing character).
          oh and Breaking Bad gets quite crazy, the evolution of walter is just beautifully played out. you’ll laugh, you’ll cheer, you’ll fear, and mostly cry (mostly season 5B)

  • TheBlackRabbit

    Hey guys i am thinking of hopping onto the next gen wagon…but i have soooo many games i want for my system right now!….HELP!

    • GhostNomad

      HOP ON THE NEXT GEN WAGON (PS4) SO I CAN HACK YOU IN WATCH_DOGS 8]

      No but srsly, if you have the money and some games you’re interested, get it. If not, wait a bit and get it a year later after it’s been field tested :D

  • bloodiOS

    Meh, the Blu-ray version of School Days (or should I say “Nice Boat”?) is a total waste of time. It’s a complete SD upscale with zero enhancement. I swear, if no one make an effort to encode the series, I guess I’ll just have to take it upon myself to re-encode to the whole thing to 540p for my own personal archive (shouldn’t be that bad, seeing that I properly just need to downscale it with Spline64 without applying any filter.)

    • TheBlackRabbit

      OH after you are done you should give that to me! :3

      • bloodiOS

        Give… what?

        • TheBlackRabbit

          the 540P…….video?

          • bloodiOS

            How do I go about doing that? Uploading them is going take ages… You’re better off just grabbing the 1080p batch off Nyaa.

            • TheBlackRabbit

              Worth it! ;D

  • McPoo

    I made a thread about the Beyond: Two Souls demo below, didn’t realise the game was going to be reviewed so soon though. Magazine reviews are coming in, a 6 and a 7 apparently. Not great to be honest… Sounds like the story is wank too, which is disappointing.

    • Kobracon

      A lotta people didn’t like Heavy Rain either, but I did. So it might be good, reviews aren’t gospel.

      • McPoo

        Ah is that so? I didn’t follow Heavy Rain when it came out as I didn’t have a PS3. It was enjoyable though, although I wouldn’t have paid full whack for it.

        • Kobracon

          Yeah prolly not full price. Its David Cage, so its more movie than game.

          • McPoo

            It’s similar to The Walking Dead for me, once I’ve gone through it once I don’t want to touch it again, as that series of events is ‘my’ story.

  • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

    Sucks that Arrow is getting canceled. I like that show.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Says who? Season two is about to start this week.

      • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

        Summer Glau is guest starring. It’s getting canceled. Rules of tv.

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          Oh! lol. She does have some kind of odd curse or something. I think it might be okay this time, seems like DC comics is really looking to get into TV.

          You could say they want to compete with Marvel’s renewed TV interest. Who knows. I just see Arrow continuing on, it’s on the CW to start, and I bet DC will be backing it strongly.

          They have a Flash series in the works and some kind of Gotham spin off with a young Gordon.

          • McPoo

            Arrow is rate dreamy

  • Kobracon

    I can’t believe it took me this long to find Genshiken…..god that is SUCH a good manga. It even almost got me into trouble at work because I simply could NOT stop reading it.

    Its such a refreshing setting to me. A manga about otakus in a college Anime, manga and games club and things are just so…mature. Maybe its coz I was in college not too long ago, but alot of the characters and dilemmas just hit you and are immediately relatable. I myself immediately related to Madarame and continues to be my fav character in the whole manga.

    To those that are otakus and would love some awesome comedy and extremely likeable characters, please give Genshiken a read. You won’t regret it!

    • Seasqwaa

      Oh! I keep hearing of this series every now and then. Personally, I’m able to concentrate more on anime though; have you heard any good about that? Either way though, I’ll give it a look. I haven’t really related to anyone in manga/anime/lightnovel since Welcome to the N.H.K…. For reasons I don’t care to explain. *tear*

      • Kobracon

        Welcome to NHK is like a parallel to Genshiken. They are compared alot because of the subject matter. The anime is old (started in 2004). I have to admit that the animation was ok but what it lacked in animation, it held up with a stellar voice cast.

        However there was Genshiken anime (Nidaime) that just finished this year. Animation is top notch for that but slightly disappointing if you got used to/fell in love with the old voice cast.

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          I remember NHK. Good show.

  • TheBlackRabbit

    Hey sal? Do you mind adding the source of your info on articles from now on? Like i was looking for the source of the blazblue one and couldn’t find a link to it, :L i understand if it is too much work not too. I just think it would help people out a lil more :D

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      @salromano:disqus usually does. It might have been a simple press release he got via email or something.

      • TheBlackRabbit

        AHhh ok thanks for that zero :3

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          No problem. I’m not 100% certain. I just know that Sal typically does give credit to sources.

  • new_tradition

    Am I the only one too scared to play some games, even well received ones? >.>

    Bioshock, The Last of Us, etc. All them GOTY contenders in many people’s opinions I haven’t even read up on because trailers made me turn tail, lol ;A;

    (Heck, the first Uncharted game scared me around the latter half that I had to get my cousin to beat *that* part for me and unless I know for sure similar doesn’t occur in the other Uncharted games, I won’t play ‘em -.-)

    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

      Nope…. You’re not the only one…. *Looks at Red Dead Redemption, Last of Us, Tales of Xillia, Ni No Kuni, Witcher 2 and lots more*

    • GhostNomad

      I used to be scared by Resident Evil and needed my friend there with me so we could both keep each other calm. Now, I fall for a few jump scares here and there if I’m really into the game, but otherwise I just dive right in.

      Hell, I remember when I was playing Slender, I tried to run toward him for a hug >.>….. <.<……

    • http://www.di.fm Spicy Chicken

      Personally the only videogame that really scared me (besides the cheap shot ‘jumpy’ moments in most so-called horror games) was the original Silent Hill, and I love it for that. Truly the definition of creepy!!!! ^_^

      That said, my middle brother HATES Condemned 2: Bloodshot, so he’d totally relate. I’m serious, he REFUSES to even play the demo all the way through, in a room with open windows, ON A SUNNY DAY!!!!!! I tried and he wouldn’t even let ME play it in front of him!!! There were BIRDS chirping outside for crying out loud! O_O

      I’ve never seen anything like it, but yeah, you’re certainly not the only one. Hell, he actually starts freaking out if I even MENTION playing that game at night! :P

  • Wolf Star

    Hi I’m new here.. it’s a pretty cool site. ^^

    • GhostNomad

      Welcome. Hope you enjoy your stay :D

      • Wolf Star

        Thank you ^^

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Welcome to Gematsu!

      • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

        Thank you.

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          You’re welcome? Did you changed names all the sudden? lol

          • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

            What do you mean that I changed names?

            • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

              I think I’m confused. I thought you might be Wolf Star. My response was a reply to them.

              I suppose It does works for everyone though. =)

              That’s why I was confused.

              • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                I am a different user.

                I am enthusiastic about VIDEO GAMES, and also where it originated from, known as SCIENCE.

                “Gematsu” is a website about VIDEO GAMES, and it is AWESOME!!!!

                • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                  Welcome! =)

              • Wolf Star

                Yeah I’m a different user as well lol, also you can change names?? I didn’t know that.. still I’m new this and trying to figure out some stuff. Still is an amazing site ^^

      • DarkLegacy

        Thank you. this is a good site to get news on games like Final Fantasy XV

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          Thanks for the compliment and welcome to gematsu,

          • DarkLegacy

            You’re welcome and thank you.

        • Wolf Star

          Agreed cant wait for FF15 :)

          • DarkLegacy

            Same here :) I actually like how SE did the gameplay making it similar to Kingdom Hearts and both FFXV and KH3 could turn out to be epic games

            • Wolf Star

              Yeah ive been following this game since 2009, I knew the gameplay is going to be similar to Kh gameplay because of the interview he did years ago and also im glad they made FF15 darker like the older FF games and its actually a Final Fantasy game that ive been waiting for a loong time and its going to beat FF7, im not kidding, I already seen what its going to offer from looking at E3 trailer and ive already preordered PS4 after it got announced and Kh3 oh god I didnt know they are going to do it..I knew from playing KH3D there is Kh3 but I wasn’t expecting to announce to early. I was thinking in my head.. oh another KH sin off .. until I saw master eriqus keyblade and im like.. oh god.. its KH3?? Bam!! Day one!! KH3 X3

              • DarkLegacy

                I was excited when they showed off KH3. I have been waiting for it a couple of years and then I was waiting for XV too and those were one of the reasons why I pre ordered a PS4. I was also too surprised on how SE made Noctis battle Leviathan in his tornado and also bringing in the airship which are my favourite parts. I can see now that XV will help me wait for KH3 since it’s just been announced this year

                • Wolf Star

                  Yep same here ^^ also it’s so weird that I made an account from disques and I merged it with gematsu account and my username is mixed up with the one I did with Desq. I cannot change it back -_-

                  • DarkLegacy

                    Really how come?

                    • Wolf Star

                      I don’t know?? I tired everything and I don’t know what’s happening??

                    • Wolf Star

                      Well the username is changed but it only accepts numbers -___- and it cannot separate

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      Try this.
                      1. Click on edit profile in Disqus.
                      2. Click on the profile tab.
                      3. Type in whatever you want your display name on Gematsu to be in the Full Name section.
                      4. Scroll down a bit and click save changes to apply.

                      This should allow you to have the display name you want. I attached a picture for help.

                    • Wolf Star

                      I did that but for some reason it deletes the name, I clicked save changes

                    • Wolf Star

                      Dude it works!! :D thanks ^^

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      Got it to work? Nice. Glad I could help. =)

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Now he’s able to know how to use Disqus :D

                    • DarkLegacy

                      I don’t either. it is alright if you would have sign up here using you Google, Facebook and Twitter account

      • Wolf Star

        Thanks you ^^

    • AdamBoy64

      Cool name.

      I’ve thought before that if I could have a superpower, it would be the ability to summon Wolves.

      Oh, also, hello. Hope you enjoy the site. :)

      • Wolf Star

        Thank you ^^ and nice :D yeah I love wolfs so yeah x3 also how do you get a profile picture?? I cannot change it for some odd reason or cannot find it.

        • AdamBoy64

          I’m sorry in advance if my comment doesn’t help.
          I believe I signed up at gravatar.com
          You need to sign up with the same e-mail address you used to sign-up with Disqus.
          After that,when you edit your profile ‘through disqus.com’, (see the picture Zero posted below) you’ll be able to select the ‘Avatar’ tab and there’s an option there to use ‘Gravatar’.

          Hope that’s a step in the right direction.

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

    From my twitter. Doesn’t hurt to post it here. Double the venting.

    So…I got my first copyright strike on youtube today. Seems like Square-Enix didn’t like me uploading a few tracks from FFXIV Before Meteor OST.

    What bothers me about the take down of my videos? I’m pretty sure I had the proper copyright information in the info below. I guess not…

    I also had a link to buy the album in all four videos. My goal for uploading them was to get people to buy the album. It was only 4 songs…

    Before Meteor has 100+ tracks. I don’t see any harm in my uploads. What bothers me is. Some people on youtube have uploaded the entire album!

    The entire album. With no copyright info or link to buy the album included in the info below the video. Those are fine but mine are not?

    That seems pretty backwards to me… Especially since my goal was to get people to buy the album. Oh well… I just wanted to vent a little.

    • $18114340

      Oh yeah, first rule of Youtube soundtrack uploading: Avoid Square-Enix. They REALLY don’t like it, even if you have the proper copyright info. They’re probably among the most notorious for that, which is probably due to the fact that the holding company is a multimedia conglomerate.

      As for other people uploading the full album, I think Youtube’s cross-referencing algorithms for detecting copyrighted content tend to be more precise for individual tracks, which would explain things. Although I have seen several full OSTs get taken down, in my personal experience they seem to be more resilient just because they aren’t automatically detected as frequently.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I see. Thanks for the info. I don’t even usually upload that much to youtube to be honest. This is my first time uploading any music. I doubt I’ll mess with it in the future either.

        • http://www.di.fm Spicy Chicken

          Another thing, and I could be wrong on this, but I notice that things that are uploaded (whether on YouTube or elsewhere) legitimately are more likely to be scrutinized than things that aren’t, which is backwards as hell but makes sense if you’re being lazy, you just concentrate on the stuff that’s easier to find/hit. Thereafter often it’s ‘take down first, ask questions maybe never’.

          I don’t know if you’re familiar with ScreenTeam, but they used to make parody music videos and put tons of work into the cosplay etc., rewrote the lyrics almost completely, and still included all the copyright info and such you could imagine, and YouTube STILL took down tons of their stuff. So they followed all the guidelines that they could find pertaining to parodies etc. And no, STILL they got taken down (at the behest of Universal if I recall).

          Now they pretty much make everything from scratch but, again, it does seem very backwards I agree. One of the reasons I never really bothered with it (in terms of uploading), their policies are just too inconsistent. Shame though, I’ve actually written a few funny ‘alternate lyric’ songs that COULD be uploaded, theoretically, but I wouldn’t even bother with YouTube’s policies being what they are. >_>

  • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

    @Sorahearts

    Come and check out “Gematsu”.

    • DarkLegacy

      Okay then

      • AdamBoy64

        Hey Sorahearts, hope you enjoy it here.

        • DarkLegacy

          Thank you :)

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            Your comments were not showing up. I’ve fixed the problem. =)

            • DarkLegacy

              Yeah most of the comments that I was trying to post were being blocked but thanks for fixing it :)

  • bloodiOS

    Reset ‘s first gameplay premier teaser and indiegogo campaign will start on October 28! I’m so excited for this! Seriously, everything about this project is more “next-gen” than anything I’ve ever seen thus far:

    http://reset-game.net/?p=380

  • bloodiOS

    Reborn‘s Kickstarter campaign will launch at 2 p.m. today (October 9)!

    https://twitter.com/elementallabs/status/387774687570169856

  • Kobracon

    Hey guys. I have a problem…

    Not sure how many of you recall, but about 2 months ago, I announced that I was working at a local game studio and was having a blast. Well….in the last month or so, the truth about all this has started to come out.

    The short version is, the studio has no money whatsoever. They haven’t turned a profit in 6 goddamn years, co-workers have been leaving left and right, and no one has been paid for at least 2 months. Personally haven’t been paid at all.

    Honestly, I am thinking of leaving this or next week. I can’t take coming here to work (which there is none much btw. No pay makes everyone here kinda slack off) and not even get payed. The boss keeps promising us that money is in the way in the form of investors, but that was a month ago, and he hasn’t updated us since.

    What would you guys do in my situation? This is the exact job position I wanted, but it was too good to be true. Do I believe in the boss and stay on for a while longer, or just quit (still on probation) and find a better more stable company?

    Also thanks for reading.

    • $18114340

      If there isn’t even work for you to do and the company hasn’t turned a profit in 6 years, why would you stay on? Shady game studios go through employees like water. Get another job once you can, until then, it doesn’t really sound like you have a choice. Maybe find some part-time work?

      • Kobracon

        Of course that would be the norm, but there sadly aren’t alot of game studios around. I have started searching for a job again, and am hoping to find another one, but how rare is the case that I can get a Game Designer position (albeit Jr.) right off the bat.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Gosh, that really sucks.

      I’m not sure what to say. I mean, you need to get paid. That’s obvious. At the same time, it’s been 6 years since the company turned a profit.

      I suppose you could keep searching for another job and see if the boss is telling the truth or full of shit?

      I think the choice is really up to you right now. If it were me, I would have to find something else, I would need to get paid first and foremost.

      • Kobracon

        Yeah I am searching. At the same time, I also feel like quitting. I mean, team morale is down, and when I start feeling that I don’t even want to come here anymore, thats a sign I guess? I just don’t know whether I’m being impatient or I should really follow my instincts. Its only been 2 months after all but things definitely aren’t looking up either…

        The company certainly has potential, but the potential is dropping with each co-worker that walks out that door…