Open Forum #065
posted on 10.11.13 at 10:20 PM EST by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Our sixty-fifth Open Forum is open for discussion.

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

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  • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

    What can we expect November 24th?
    1) Devil Survivor 2 Break Record?

    2) New Kaneko Game?

    3) Persona 3 Golden containing all Persona games into 1 with HD and new events and new characters? Why would Atlus spend so much time
    promoting Persona 3 and NOT push out some kind of a game product?

    4) Persona 5?

    There doesn’t have to be 1 of the above… there are 3 boxes… there is scope for multiple teases within the single teaser site…

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Oh yeah, I forgot about that.

      I hope 4. :3

      • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

        I doesn’t have to be just 1 of them – 3 boxes…

    • Budgiecat

      Persona 5 with Catherine style graphics on PS3 or nothing

      • bloodiOS

        They can ditch the PS3 and go straight to making it a launch title for the PS4 in Japan.

    • $18114340

      I’d say Persona 5 is likely at the risk of getting my hopes up, or at least something Persona-related. Devil Survivor 2 Break Record is somewhat likely I guess, but isn’t this supposed to be a P Studio game announcement? With that in mind, I kind of have to doubt Kaneko’s involvement. I don’t think they’d re-release anything, and we’re pretty long overdue for a new flagship Persona installment anyway.

      Actually, it would be really disappointing if it was just an announcement of a home console release of the new P4A, but I can’t discount the likeliness of that either.

    • DarthBrian

      What’s on november 24th?

      EDIT: Oh, that’s right. The Atlus countdown thing. :p

    • abysswalker

      Why? What happens on 24th? Atlus’ anniversary or something?

      Edit: So there’s a Persona countdown site… I totally missed that. I haven’t played Persona (just P4 Arena) but Persona 3 looks interesting for me so I’ll go with number 3

    • new_tradition

      I’m a big enough sucker that I probably would buy P3 the fourth time if it includes new scenes, characters and takes the FMC and characters deaths (or lack of, lol) into account for things like The Answer >_>

      But I’m truly hoping for Persona 5 still coming out on current gen ♥

    • adhesive

      I know it’s a long shot, but I’m really hoping for another Catherine type of game. Not necessarily box pushing, and hopefully not involving Vincent and co., but another one-off game with a fantastic atmosphere and fast paced puzzle gameplay.

    • MrFinalgamer

      i would love it if the remade the first to games with the battle system of golden. i love them, but the gameplay is so tedious (Persona 1’s especially). i’m gonna go in a longshot and say an HD release of Nocturne, because god dammit it deserves one. it’ll probably be P5 though

    • DesmaX

      I would think Persona 5. No reason to make the counter that long otherwise.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Pokemon X and Y are coming out soon. Which version are you getting?

    I’m going to buy either X or Y. It will be the first Pokemon game I’ve played in years. I’m actually excited about it. I’m leaning towards X.

    • Charlottes Guardian

      If I could, I would get the Y version, but I don’t have a 3DS! D: This is going to be the first generation of Pokemon i’m not going to play, I’m a little heart broken to say the least </3

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I’m sorry! The exact opposite for me. I never could play the previous DS entries. I have a 3DS XL now, so I can play them again. I would like to go back and play Black and White 1&2 someday.

        The last version I played was Pearl. I borrowed it and my sisters pink DS lite. I played it for a bit but the smaller models of the DS give me bad hand cramps. It’s why I never really bought one. I might have finished Pearl, but that was it.

        I’m excited to play another game in the series again.

        • Charlottes Guardian

          I’m glad you’re excited to get back into it, as I’ve come to learn that there’s no better time killer/stress reliever than some Pokemon x3 Since I had a brother growing up, we would always get get one version so we would have them both. I had Blue, Gold, Crystal, Sapphire(My favorite!), Diamond, and White. I never got white 2 though because I didn’t feel like they added enough for me to warrant another buy, especially since I’m low on funds.

          I actually haven’t played any handhelds in years. I was a huuuuuge PSP player (due to my severe love of Monster Hunter) and I also played a lot of the original DS. I haven’t been able to afford moving on up to these 3DS and Vita platforms, although my brother has both, and from what I’ve seen there just doesn’t seem to be as many games I’m interested in now a days with the newer handheld generation. /rant lol

          But anyways, hurray for more Pokemon in your life :3 Do you have a favorite…hmm I wont say Pokemon because thats too hard to choose, but I do like to ask people what there favorite type is :D Sooo,

          Whats your favorite Pokemon type? Mines Water/Ice

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            I’ve always liked Fire. I might find my pick changing as I start to play again though, might have to get back to you on that one.

            • Charlottes Guardian

              Ahhh fire, so that makes us natural born rivals. ;D Soon enough you’ll be on the water/ice hype train. Its nice and cool, and you get to swim…and you never go thirsty! Fires all…hot. lol

    • DarthBrian

      Y, Fennekin as my starter.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Cool. I might buy X.

    • LightGenx

      I’m already playing X :P

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Really? Did you go pick it up at midnight launch or something?

        Edit – What’s your friend code? I’ll add you. Mine is 3797-6002-7477

    • https://twitter.com/Panda_castro Panda

      Don’t have a 3DS but I would have gotten the X version.

    • LennoG

      I think I’m gonna get both.

      I really haven’t played any Pokemon since Ruby/Sapphire, so I’m pretty excited to play the 1st 3D Pokemon on my 3DS.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Awesome!

    • PrinceHeir

      wow we’re the same!!!

      haven’t played a pokemon game since crystal!!

      expect massive changes for sure!!

      getting both btw!! one for me/sister and brother ^^

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Nice. I decided to buy X. Looking forward to playing it. =)

        • PrinceHeir

          btw how do friend codes work O__O

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            Pretty simple. You just click the little smile face icon on the main 3DS menu.

            It’s at the top with the other little icons. One looks like a pencil, a note, and internet globe thing.

            You can then add friends via friend codes that way. It’s like adding a friend on other hardware, but you have to share friend codes. You just click register a friend, choose internet, then put in the friend code.

            You also have a friend code, I think you have to make a Mii using Mii maker before you can add friends? I’m not 100% sure.

            That’s more or less all the details. My friend code is 3797-6002-7477 if you want to add me as a friend.

            I’m sure other gematsu users would be happy to add you, too.

            • PrinceHeir

              thanks :D

              i added you!

              here’s mine!

              1134-8061-9341

              the name is different though, it’s my little sister ^^

              • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                You’re Welcome. I added you. =)

    • Elvick

      I’ll get both sometime. I still haven’t gotten Black 2 and White 2 though. So I don’t know when exactly.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I want to go back and play Black or White 1 & 2 someday. This is my first Pokemon game in years, it felt like a good place to start again.

        • Elvick

          I haven’t beat black or white so it’s kind of why I didn’t get those. I feel obligated to do it though at some point. I mean I have tons of Pokemon games, including the spinoffs.

  • bloodiOS

    I’m currently digging Kyoukai no Katana and Yowamushi Pedal. Those two, along with Shingeki no Kyojin and Monogatari Series: Second Season are my favorite anime shows of 2013. Yowamushi Pedal in particular is shounen at its best. No fanservice, no katana, blood, pointless violence or fantasy elements, only tears, sweats, passion and willpower! I can only hope the anime will do it justice.

    Really though, so many good manga got adapted to anime, now I only have wait for Denpa Kyoushi and Kami-sama no Iutoori to get adapted.

    Also, just a reminder, RESET ‘s Indiegogo campaign will launch on October 28, please support it.

    • abysswalker

      I’m halfway through Shingeki no Kyojin (anime) and it really is amazing. Is the manga even better?

      • bloodiOS

        I personally think the anime is better due to the following reasons:
        – It has superior art quality
        – It has badass BGM to stimulate the senses.
        – Certain event were improvised to be even more epic in the anime.

        • abysswalker

          Alright, thanks for the heads up. I’ll stick with the anime for now then and will consider the manga in the near future.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    For all the Final Fantasy XIV players – If you are thinking of switching servers. The World Transfer Service is going to start next Tuesday.

    http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/90e5176e32bf2ec768e83e2ca30d89b2db8854b5

    You can find all the information about it via that link. The most important tidbits –

    -You must possess an active service account for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn.

    -You must be logged out of the game.

    -Your character cannot be enlisted in a free company, holding a free company petition, or signed to a free company petition.

    -Your character cannot have items for sale on the market.

    -Your character cannot have items entrusted to the Calamity Salvager NPC.

    -Your character must rehire any retainers carried over from Version 1.0.

    -Your character must be logged out outside of any instanced areas.

    -The character you wish to transfer must be at least three days old.

    -Your service account cannot be suspended due to a violation of Terms of Service or a hold on the account.

    This service will be free until the end of this month.

    If you plan on moving a character to another server, I suggest you take advantage.

    I’m going to be moving to Sargatanas. I already have a Male Miqo’te on the server that I’ve been playing some with. I can’t really do much on my legacy character currently. I want to level up Arcanist more, but I’m waiting to do that with a friend.

    If you want to play with me sometime, or whatever. Feel free to contact me here, or my email, or in the game. My Miqo’te’s name is Kazuma Lynx. My main character is named Raidou Kuzunoha.

    • new_tradition

      I haven’t started my subscription since the free period ended for me, but I had forgotten about free server transfers, so thanks for the reminder :3

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        どういたしまして =)

        • PrinceHeir

          Doitashimoshito?

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            It’s supposed to be You’re welcome in Japanese. Google might have failed. lol

            • PrinceHeir

              well it’s either

              Romaji : Irasshai
              Hiragana : いらっしゃい

              Romaji : Youkoso (pronounce “ou” as a long “ohhh”)
              Hiragana : ようこそ

  • Kkdog4Sado

    Have sort of a generalized question I’ve been asking everyone lately.

    As we near the end of current gen(Ps3, Wii, Xbox360) and the new generation is on the horizon; what videogame this gen provided your most awe-inspiring praise or just overall enjoyment? What game(series/franchise) was truly a gem that you will always treasure?

    Also, what would you consider your top ten best games this console run?

    Looking foward to your answers everyone.

    • $18114340

      This is going to be difficult for me to answer because I only owned a Wii and an underpowered PC, and as a result was not able to play the vast majority of games that people were getting excited about. I still haven’t gotten around to rounding out my Wii collection, and I haven’t played most of the games on that system that I would have liked to. Most of the games that I played this gen, especially the ones I played to completion, were smaller independent or doujin games on PC, a couple of earlier high-profile Wii releases, and some PSP/DS games. Few of them were really the kind of front-page coverage kind of material that you’d go crazy for months before release and years afterwards about. I still haven’t played any of the Project Rainfall games, and I haven’t played either of the Wii Zeldas either.

      I played a LOT of games this gen and loved a ton of them; be that as it may, very few games actually legitimately impressed me and even if they did I still can’t say any of them totally blew me away. I don’t think I could list ten of them in order as “top ten”. I kind of liked most of them equally without falling head-over-heels for any of them in particular.

      I guess what I’m trying to say is that there were a LOT of games this gen and I don’t feel as if I’ve played enough of them to make a definitive assessment. I played very few AAA games as well.

      I WILL say this: Seeing Metal Gear Solid 4 in action for the first time was truly impressive. Playing it was even more so. I really wish I had a chance to play through the whole thing, because if there was one game that I was truly looking forward to, it was probably either this or Bayonetta, and I still haven’t really played either because I don’t have the consoles for them. But being that I generally had pretty harsh criticisms of this generation, even the games that I enjoyed, those two were real diamonds in the rough from the bit I played, and were almost zero-bullshit in comparison to the rest of a generation filled with mostly on-rails first-person shooters, terrible “reboots”, microtransactions, season passes and GOTY rereleases of games originally released piecemeal.

      I will also say that I was very, VERY pleasantly surprised that they not only remade Door to Phantomile on the Wii and it was actually very good, but that it also came over to the west. But that also made me kind of sad because it wasn’t exactly a new entry in the series and at this point I have absolutely no hope that there will be a true follow-up to Lunatea’s Veil that does the series justice. It’s been too long for that to work now. They’re probably going to just reboot it and give it a darker, grittier edge or just ruin it somehow otherwise if they ever even touch the series again.

    • Bryce Blalex Douglas

      Dark Souls was by far my favorite game this Gen. It was so different than anything I had ever played.
      Second, Skyrim was my first foray into open world RPGs and it blew me away.

    • MrFinalgamer

      well this is a bit difficult since i only owned a PS3 this whole gen (…and a DS and a PSP in it’s last years). but the most straight out fun i had with a game will be Dissidia 2. this was the first time i was so damn invested in a fighting game!
      my top games this gen would be…MGS 4, Ratchet: ACiT, Valkyria Chronicles, Dissidia 2, Kingdom Hearts: BBS, and Uncharted 2

      • $18114340

        Ah yes, I forgot about Valkyria Chronicles. The other game that REALLY made me want a PS3.

        Honorable mention to Resonance of Fate, because it looked really impressive and unique. I enjoy everything Tri-Ace puts out.

        • Kevadu

          Valkyria Chronicles *is* the game that made me buy a PS3.

          • FFXIIKD

            :) yes, and my favorite characters from Skies of Arcadia on Valkyria Chronicles

    • Azuardo

      Very tough to answer! To be honest, maybe it’s because it’s so fresh in my mind, but The Last of Us has really affected me in a good way through it’s fantastic characters and storytelling. Ultimately, though, I think the Mass Effect trilogy of games is the biggest highlight of this gen for me – a magnificent universe with a rich lore that I really felt a part of. I really can’t class them as individual games. There have been some really great ones, so I’d probably pick out these as personal favourites:

      The Last of Us
      Mass Effect trilogy
      Hotline Miami
      Pac-Man DX
      Sleeping Dogs
      Tomb Raider
      Red Dead Redemption
      Uncharted 2
      The Walking Dead
      Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2

      • Budgiecat

        No Yakuza games??

        • Azuardo

          You know what, I almost put Yakuza 4 in there, honestly. I could probably just as easily switch one out, but was hard to pick just 10 (even if I did class SMG1&2 as one in a way). I loved Yakuza 4, though, definitely!

  • DarthBrian

    D23Expo Japan starts this weekend. I’m hoping they announce Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix there.

    ::crosses fingers::

    http://www.disney.co.jp/d23/index.html

    • new_tradition

      I’d love that, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they waited until Jump Festa ):

      • DarthBrian

        That would be disappointing. Don’t want to wait that long. :(

  • $18114340

    We skipped Open Forum #65! We’re living in the future!

    EDIT: oh damn they changed it

    • bloodiOS

      65 is the new unlucky number!
      EDIT: Or not, now that Sal changed it.

    • new_tradition

      It should be left as 66 so when future members look back in the archives, they can wonder at the ominous absence of Open Forum 65 xD

      • $18114340

        “We don’t talk about Open Forum 65. You’re better off not knowing about it.”

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Bua ha ha.

      • new_tradition

        Darn you Sal and staying on top of things *shakes fist halfheartedly*

      • McPoo

        The opening line still refers to it being the 66th ;)

  • new_tradition

    It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. Anyone got any plans? I’ll be working >_>

    • Elvick

      I never get to celebrate Thanksgiving.

      My boyfriend and I don’t really do anything. And since I’m American originally, it doesn’t even really register as Thanksgiving to me. So it’s not really depressing until November rolls around and the US starts talking about it.

  • Bryce Blalex Douglas

    Told my date we might have to reschedule, Pokemon is coming out tomorrow. Suffice to say, she’s a little upset but hey a new Pokemon only comes out every other year.

  • nexusangels

    so i am about to get pokemon X eventhough i dont have a 3ds (will get one in a week)

    • Bryce Blalex Douglas

      I feel your pain. I had Pearl for like a week before I got my DS.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I think I’m going to buy X, too. I posted this below but whatever. =P

      • Bryce Blalex Douglas

        The guy at the GameStop I go to tried to convince me to get Y instead because apparently who wants to play as Bambi lol.

        • LightGenx

          Xerneas reminds me of the stag from Princess Mononoke

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          lol wut? Want to add me as a friend? My code is 3797-6002-7477

          • Bryce Blalex Douglas

            Okay will do when I get home and post mines

          • Bryce Blalex Douglas

            mines is 4897-6350-8656
            Got you registered

  • Xaltmas

    Pokemon needs to download faster.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Fixing to rant a little bit.

    I’m finally downloading Pokemon X from the e-shop. I prefer physical but I had $30 e-shop credit from that special atlus promo a few months back.

    Of course, it didn’t go as smoothly as it should have. First things first. I forgot about the tax before hand. Which was annoying…

    I had already put the $10 I thought I would need on my account, but I needed like $2.36 more or whatever. I tried like 10 times to add that specific amount. I got some kind of stupid error each time.

    I finally got annoyed and clicked $10 to see if it would work. Of course it did.

    I’m finally downloading X now. Still, this turned out to be a pretty annoying first e-shop purchase. I had a bit of bad luck, but this reminds me how frustrating Nintendo is when it comes to online.

    I should have been able to Pre-order this and have that taken care of before time. Perhaps even have a Pre-install feature, where I only have to download like 2mb or something when it comes out. Digital is supposed to be easy. It’s like a trade. Physical media for ease of access and simplicity. I don’t have to leave my house, and I just press a button to buy it.

    God forbid something happens to my 3DS or my SD card. Nintendo needs to have a digital account system, no excuses anymore. This isn’t 2006.

    • bloodiOS

      Um… perhaps I’m mistaken, but there’s a tax charge for every purchase I made on PlayStation Store, too. Maybe it’s common practice nowadays? (I’ve never purchased anything from Nintendo eShop, so I wouldn’t know.)

      • MrFinalgamer

        everything on the PSN store is stuck in the .99 (at least for the vita). i think they did charge tax before hand, though

        • bloodiOS

          That’s interesting. I just tried purchasing on the PlayStation Store and it doesn’t charge tax now. Must be new policies or something because a $19.99 purchase used to cost $21.19. Well, since I haven’t bought anything on PSN for quite sometimes, this is quite a nice surprise.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Now that you mention it, I’m really not sure. I’m going to remove that part from my post. I was thinking others didn’t do that, but I’m likely wrong.

        • bloodiOS

          Apparently, the PlayStation Store doesn’t charge tax now. It used to though, as I clearly remember a $19.99 purchase used to cost $21.19. I tried purchasing on it, but wasn’t charged any tax. Must be some new policies rolling in, I don’t know.

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            Oh yeah? I really don’t think digital stuff should be taxed. That’s just my personal opinion.

            • bloodiOS

              I agree. I just thought since Sony also did it (or used to anyway), it must be a common practice, not one I appreciate, of course ;)

              • GhostNomad

                Sony used to charge tax through PSN, but as of quite some time ago (probably a couple of years or more now) they haven’t charged tax. I remember noticing that they didn’t charge me tax when I first subscribed to PS+ (which was a loooooong time ago) and I thought it was just a benefit of the Plus subscription, but over time I noticed that they weren’t charging my friend either (he didn’t have Plus until somewhat recently).

                I do love the absence of tax though, since it’d be annoying as hell to make a $20 purchase with tax ($22 total) when they only sell $10, $20, and $50 cards. I don’t recall how much you could add from a credit/debit card but for some reason, PSN locked my ability to use any kind of card other than prepaid back in 2010. It worked a couple of times back when I first tried it, then it stopped allowing me to use my card >.>

      • Elvick

        I used to have to pay tax, but at that time knew of other people who didn’t. Now I don’t have to at all.

        Not sure if they just made it universal, or if BC just changed it’s tax law so I can buy without. Either way I’m not complaining.

        So they either ditched it all around, or it’s based on location. Location makes more sense.

    • $18114340

      As much as I love Nintendo and would love to defend them at every turn, I agree. Nintendo had an entire generation to get an account system up and working. They had their chance with the Wii and the DSi. And then they just didn’t do anything. This, in my opinion, has been their biggest failure of the past generation, and if I may be as bold as to say it’s the thing that I think is really holding Nintendo back — not the lack of processing power, not the “kiddy” image or consumer confusion over the brand… it’s the total cockup of an online shop network of theirs that drives away the consumers who know better and are cautious.

      Apparently they’re “aware of the demand”, but they’ve yet to show it. What with their increasing emphasis on the success of their digital platforms (which, to be fair, are pretty successful after all), the fact that you still cannot share your games across systems and are only limited to five transfers is baffling.

      A commenter on an article on the subject mentioned that even if Nintendo were to get started on the infrastructure for such a system now, we probably would not see the results until the next hardware cycle. At first this sounds logical but then I realize I need to disagree. The consoles themselves are probably perfectly capable of implementing something like this. If I recall correctly, the PSP didn’t have this sort of capability at first, either. The difference being that Nintendo’s online shop already exists and people have already made purchases off of it. Oops.

      • McPoo

        I read an interview where they referred to it as the ‘unified account problem’ that they were trying to solve. Confused me a bit, to be honest. I didn’t realise it was a problem.

        • DrForbidden

          My guess is it’s only a problem if you started with a system without unified accounts and are looking to migrate to system with unified accounts. If you started with unified accounts, there should not be a problem.

          • McPoo

            Yeah that’s true. It’s unbelievable really they’ve got themselves into this situation.

            Personally I won’t be using the e shop until they sort it out.

    • Xaltmas

      Nintendo is more than capable of setting up an account system. They just don’t want to, for whatever reason.

      • $18114340

        There could be technical ramifications involved that they’re not telling us about. For example, even if they were to implement a unified account system, they might have trouble identifying who rightfully owns what games that they have already purchased through their systems. They might also be afraid of possible consumer backlash from people who just don’t understand how it works. But this is the problem that they created and I say it’s about high time they dealt with it.

        Apparently the development for infrastructure “happens out of Japan”. Official words. Whatever the hell that means.

        http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/09/dan_adelman_nintendo_is_very_much_aware_of_demand_for_a_unified_account_system

        The optimist in me wants to believe that something is happening soon, and Nintendo is saving it for a bombshell Direct when the next-gens come out. But this isn’t very likely, I’ll admit.

    • MrFinalgamer

      why are they charging you $40? shouldn’t it be cheaper since there’s no package or instruction manual? hate when online store charge the same for both retail and digital…

      • $18114340

        Nintendo’s eShop is a bit ass-backwards in terms of pricing. Independent developers are saying that they’re allowed to set their own prices and have their own sales, but it’s obvious that Nintendo themselves doesn’t really have a grasp of digital distribution pricing just yet.

        The games do come with e-manuals that you can access from the downloaded game itself, but it’s true that there’s no package or instruction manual. However, to be perfectly fair, as far as I know the majority of Playstation and Xbox games do this too (look no further than GTAV on PSN’s price to see what I mean), and even PC distribution platforms do this. On the flip side, companies such as Atlus have been excluding instruction manuals in their physical game releases as of late, since they can just include the manual on the cartridge (and nobody reads them anyway). It saves the publisher money, and I guess I don’t really mind it.

        Ultimately, I think the whole deal with the exorbitant digital pricing is mostly relegated to Nintendo’s own games, and they have a tendency to overvalue their games in comparison to others. As in, they were still charging full-price for Brawl and a number of other first-party titles for years after the game had been out if I recall correctly, and they still do this.

        • DrForbidden

          I don’t think it has anything to do with lack of experience. All three console manufacturers do this, as you mentioned, and the reason they do this is because they don’t have competition. If you want a digital game for your Ps3, you have to buy it on Ps store, on Sony’s terms.

          The lack of competition means they have no incentive to lower prices even for older games. Of course, they will have to, eventually, but you’ll be Able to buy physical copies of a game for $20 less long before you can get the same price on Psn.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        You would think so. It seems like most digital sales on consoles are not cheaper at launch. It’s kinda lame, but they get away with it.

        • $18114340

          I think the reason why they do this is because the common perception is still that you go line up at launch day for a physical copy. Consoles are still getting the kinks of digital distribution worked out, and if GTAV is any indication, they have a long way to go and a lot to learn about consumers’ digital buying habits.

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            It might also be people buying digital games at those prices. If they can get away selling it the same price as retail, why should they change?

            • Willgaea

              I don’t think I’ll ever pay full price for digital. I really love touching my games :3

              • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                I don’t think I ever have on non digital only console games. I always have a coupon/credit or something is on sale when I buy digital.

                I did pay new price for Way of the Samurai 4 on PS3. It was digital only, so I didn’t really have a choice if I wanted to buy the game. Besides, I felt like XSEED deserved my support for localizing it.

                I guess what I’m saying is I’m mostly the same. The only platform I have very little physical copies of my games on is PC. I really only buy PC games on steam. I have a few physical copies of PC games, mostly mmorpgs like Guild Wars 2 and Final Fantasy XIV.

                The best thing about buying on PC is the amazing prices. If consoles ever started doing PC like sales, lots of people would be more open to digital imo.

                • Willgaea

                  Hey if the price is right, than I see no problem. Completely agree.

      • DrForbidden

        Welcome to the monopoly that is console digital games distribution. They can charge whatever they want because they have no competition.

    • MosquitoLemon

      Wait, so does that mean if the data is damaged or something happens to your 3DS they won’t let you download it again? My friend swears up and down that digital is better, but he doesn’t always have his details straight.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Most likely you would have to pay to download it again. There isn’t an account system, not yet.

        • Kobracon

          Wow that sucks….

  • LordKaiser

    PSO2 JP report:

    1- Super Hard (SH) mode available for all quests from Forest to Floating Continent and the e-quests. The level required to enter them is 50 but monsters are Lv.63 except in some e-quests.

    I can’t even solo Subdue Zaa Oodan who is the very 1rst quest in the game after you finish tutorial.

    2- Because of SH quests now VH blocks are almost empty now so leveling classes will become a bit harder

    3- Mobs and Bosses in SH drop new equipment now and it makes most of the current one obsolete.

    4- In SH 2 new infection are up. 1 that heals the monster and 1 that shoots lasers.

    5- Both SH and the Lv.65 cap lift where unlocked as soon as I logged in and I din’t had to do any CO.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kyunYkoXIU

    • shogunknight

      Things are going to get really tough from now on, really miss border break

      • LordKaiser

        Well we have a “Border Break” e-quest but it’s not the same as the regular one and it’s on Lilipa instead of city and there’s only robots.

        I’m doing this quest instead of Big Vardha because the little robots that explode have one of the strongest weapons. Big Vardha parts in SH don’t get destroyed but only malfunction making the fight harder.

        These monsters have a different drop table and is currently unknown if some weapons and units from VH carry over to SH. (Like the Sword with 12 stars that Dark Falz Elder used to give at Lv.50-60).

        • shogunknight

          Wow, SH difficulty isnt funny. Theres even a rare beast now that gives lots of xp i think, havent seen it yet

          • LordKaiser

            That beast is more dangerous than Falz Hunar but I haven’t encountered it yet.

            BTW the skill simulator had been updated:

            http://ryuhiroshi.funpic.de/pso2/index.php

            • shogunknight

              Great, its like the higher the level the more important the simulator is

              • LordKaiser

                It is! and a lot! With the time AC will be needed as well when many combinations opens up.

                As you can see on Hunter, SEGA wants people to tank in the game but people won’t care about a tank till there’s a class to multi-class it with it.

  • $18114340

    Three things:

    1. IndieGala is having a bundle that includes 5 Nyu Media-published doujin titles for Windows. These are RefleX, one of three games in the trio of Siter Skain-developed shmups (LEGENDARY) that Nyu published; Eryi’s Action, a masochistic platformer; Satazius; Fairy Bloom Freesia; and Ether Vapor Remaster. The first three are available for the minimum of $1 USD (it converts to Euro so you pay a few cents more I think), while the other two are available at the higher price (which fluctuates but is currently around $5.70 USD). RefleX and Eryi’s Action come off of Desura, while the other three give Steam keys.

    http://www.indiegala.com/

    2. I did not buy the limited edition of the G.Rev published PSP version of Gunhound EX and now I’m regretting it because it came with the soundtrack, which is really good. I also did not back the Kickstarter for Gaijinworks localization of Class of Heroes 2, which means that I will never have a UMD copy… kicking myself for that too. Ugh.

    3. My PSP’s battery has been dead for some while now, which means that I cannot play my UMDs unless I keep my PSP plugged in on the charger. This is really annoying because even slightly moving it might unplug it and the whole thing goes kaput. I haven’t played Pangya on it in several months and I was halfway through a P3P playthrough. I think I’m going nuts. Getting the system repaired would be $69.99, while buying a new 3000 would be $99.99. Think they’ll lower the price by next year, or will they just stop producing PSPs? Not like I can afford one right now, anyway, since I plan on getting a 3DS.

  • Willgaea

    Gamestop is not doing a midnight launch for X/Y. Apparently Nintendo hates midnight launches according to Gamestop. :[

    • LennoG

      Really? I think they lied to you. My local GameStop is having a midnight launch for X/Y right now, but I’m too lazy so I’ll probably pick them up tomorrow.

    • MosquitoLemon

      Ours had a ‘midnight’ launch (technically 10PM). Did they cancel it or something? We didn’t go, so I don’t know if it even happened.

      • Willgaea

        The only GS that was doing the midnight launch in our area was 26 miles away. It’s fine seeing as she gots her game now. My gf chose Fennekin btw.

  • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owltron

    I’m going to try to get Pokemon Y or X tomorrow. I’m selling Rayman Legends to help cut back on the amount I have to pay.

    Rayman Legends is fun and all…but once you finish everything, it’s really boring. But it will help me get close to buying Pokemon Y.

  • Elvick

    Beat Beyond: Two Souls a few days ago. Really great game. Some combat animations are hard to judge, so you do miss based on not knowing what Jodie is trying to do. Especially in dark areas. D: But they let you take a hefty beating.

    I was really happy with the ending that I got. Though I have my greatest regret… that damn dress.

    • McPoo

      I’ll be getting it in the post Christmas sale I think, there’s been too many mixed and negative comments to warrant me paying full price for it. It does look enjoyable, but I’ve got too much on my wish list to get around to buying first >_>

      • Elvick

        I’m glad I bought it. It’s a hard game to really recommend to people, because it is so polarizing. I don’t think it’s a “bad” game though and it’s a shame many are calling it one. Especially those who haven’t even played it. *sigh* Trolls.

        You should definitely try it yourself at some point if you were interested in it.

        • McPoo

          Yeah I 100% will :)

          It’s a bit of a shame about the reactions it’s gotten, it was meant to be like the PS3s last big hurrah of sorts.

          I should give the demo a go, but I haven’t got round to the arduous task of downloading it off the PS Store yet. I suppose a demo doesn’t do much for such a story driven game anyway.

  • MosquitoLemon

    We had a mahjong match where the winner would get a copy of Pokemon X/Y. So sometime tomorrow I’ll be playing Pokemon, hahaha. I was pretty hype for the game, it looks awesome, but I didn’t really want to pay for it.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Congrats!

  • Wolf Star

    What should I get guys?! Pokemon X or Y??

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I picked X. A real like friend of mine decided to get Y. That helped me make my choice. I would have been happy with either version to be honest.

      • Wolf Star

        Thanks ill get Y :)

        • Bryce Blalex Douglas

          what’s your friend code? I’m getting X and need a friend with Y
          mines is 4897-6350-8656

          • Wolf Star

            Mine is 4682-9364-2611 and sure

            • Willgaea

              My gf’s code is 2079-7196-0162 if you wanna add her for the safari bonus.

              • Wolf Star

                Sure ill add her

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    In anticipation of the arrival of Pokemon X & Y, what are your plans now? Still dealing your backlog or forget everything and go play Pokemon instead?

    I just started on KH 1.5 HD and beaten Riku 15 times on Destiny Island at the beginning(Took a memorial photo of it as well). Still trying to finish Thomas was Alone. Oh and Warframe.

    As for Pokemon X & Y, I try to find the time to squeeze one of them in my game time… My plate is so full… ;_;

    • McPoo

      Handheld games are never a main concern for me. I’ll be playing Pokemon, but only when my girlfriend is watching Glee or Agents of SHIELD or something I don’t want to watch, or in bed just before I go sleep.

      If I’m playing games in the living room, it’ll be either GTA Online, or replaying Dragons Dogma. I find the experience of playing on handhelds less satisfying than playing on a home console. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy handhelds, I just have specific situations where I’ll use them

    • Bryce Blalex Douglas

      I’m playing Shin Megami TenseI IV with Kingdom Hearts interspersed in-between. Both of those are going on the back burner for the next 3 weeks atthe least. This sucks because by time I finish Pokemon X I’ll have barely any time before the PS4 comes

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Which starter should I pick? Help me out! (I also asked twitter.)

    • shogunknight

      Fennekin, a cute fire pokemon. The other two can find another pokemon trainer

    • AnimusVox

      Fennekin, that’s who I plan on starting with.

    • Zancrow

      Fennekin all around. :p

    • McPoo

      Blates Froakie, he goes ninja style.

    • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

      #TeamChespin here.
      Charmander for Fire/Kanto starter.
      A certain…..radical water type to finish off the trinity

    • Nice Boat

      The water type. When he evolves his face looks epic.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Lots of great responses. I’m still not really sure. lol

      • DarkLegacy

        Well it’s up to you if you want to pick, I can see that most have gone with Fennekin

    • LennoG

      I say go with water. I was going to pick the fire type, but its 3rd form is ridiculously ugly. The 3rd form water type looks like a really cool assassin.

  • Willgaea

    Capcom has a steel v*g*n*. They want to publish the mighty no. 9

    http://www.screwattack.com/news/inafune-may-let-capcom-publish-mighty-no-9-anyway

    • shogunknight

      Um, im pretty sure it was inafune that agreed to a suggestion from Game Informer (me thinks) asking if capcom would approach him to publish the game.

      http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=694046

      • Willgaea

        Ah, so GI was behind this. Thanks for clearing up my storm.

    • EX+

      WTF? I hope Inafune doesn’t do it. The whole point of the KickStarter was so that he could have full creative control. Not a dumbass corporation like Capcom. I’d really prefer it if Capcom got a fire burning in their asses from MN9’s success and made a good MegaMan game (praying for a reboot of BN or hell Legends 3).

      • MosquitoLemon

        Now that I can get behind, I think BN had its time, but a solid Zero game for 3DS…

    • AdamBoy64

      Wow, well, shogunknight’s already had it explained, but if it did end up happening, it would be a massive twist.

      Personally I wouldn’t mind it so much, but for all the backers, it’s quite a change to the game they put their money towards.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I thought I would share this before bed, At the NY comic con Tales of panel last night, they announced a few things.

    All credit goes to TalesOfSaku on twitter. Who was at the event.

    “Tales of Xillia has sold over 1 million copies worldwide”

    https://twitter.com/TalesOfSaku/status/388816031717683200

    “Tales of Symphonia Chronicles CE will be available in the west.”

    https://twitter.com/TalesOfSaku/status/388822027152269312

    They also announced that it would be very limited. The number at the panel was 1500 copies made.

    The information surrounding the CE is fresh, things could change.

    If NB makes any official announcements, it will be posted on Gematsu. They might send out official press releases in the next few days. Stay tuned.

    • nexusangels

      do you have any idea how much this game will cost i’m guessing the regular edition will be between 39.99 and 49.99 but what about the CE it looks like it has some really nice stuff to bump up the price

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I want to say $70 or $80, but it really depends on what all they include in the bundle. If it’s really going to be that limited, they might price it a bit higher.

        The regular edition is listed at $39.99 on most websites.

        My biggest fear is that the CE might be exclusive to the Namco-Bandai store. I really hope not, so many bad memories with my Wizard edition.

        • nexusangels

          that’s awesome about the regular price im glad they didnt make it higher, eventhough i would buy it at a $60 pricetag

        • PrinceHeir

          *hears Club Namco Bandai Store

          shrugs .__.

    • AdamBoy64

      Wow, 1,500 is not many. They’ll be sold out in no time.
      Well, at least they’re putting some effort into the Collectors Edition.

      Thanks for the info.

  • nexusangels

    I was wondering if anyone had any issues concerning picking up pokemon x or y. first they wouldnt give me a finnekin hat so i got one of my friends at a different gamestop to get the managers to talk so i could get one. then they said they didnt get the region poster for x and y, which is supposed to be a gamstop exclusive. also why can you only get the gamestop timeline poster if you get both versions
    found here: http://www.gamestop.com/collection/pokemon-x-and-y?cid=eml_10001080

  • EX+

    Has anybody ever watched SomeCallMeJohnny’s reviews? He’s easily the best reviewer I’ve come across on YT. Can’t wait for his MM10 review.
    Speaking of MM, I’ve still got a copy of MMBN Blue Moon. Should I play through it again, or just move on to Double Team on the DS?

    • Nice Boat

      Oh yeah, I really liked his Sonic reviews. He sounds too calm when reviewing games.

  • EX+

    So I’m thinking of marathoning either Haruhi Suzumiya or Bakuman season 1 tonight? Which one is better in your opinion?

    • nexusangels

      …..im just going to hope your not trolling. most people are going to say haruhi suzimiya by a longshot

      • EX+

        I never troll about anime. I can agree Haruhi is more interesting, but Bakuman is at a very high quality. But I’ll take Haruhi season 3 instead of Bakuman any day.

        • Budgiecat

          Watch Legend of Galactic Heroes

          • MosquitoLemon

            Don’t, it will give you the illusion that you are an awesome military strategist and then you get wrecked at Risk.

    • MosquitoLemon

      Bakuman, hands down. It is a gripping expose of the Japanese manga industry (including all the popular authors, scandals, abuse, etc. that revolves around Shonen Jump). It could quite literally ruin shounen manga for you forever (but that’s why it’s so good!)

    • DarthBrian

      Haruhi.

  • Cry_Zero

    That pic is fucking awesome!

    • Nice Boat

      What pic?

      • http://www.psthc.fr ExTrooperBrenTurner

        Real life Pokémon. ;)

      • Cry_Zero

        That thumbnail with the guy and charizard!

  • http://www.psthc.fr ExTrooperBrenTurner

    Have you seen PlayStation France’s PS4 Themed Apartment ?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0PuY7V8eig

    We sure do have some nice stuff in France. ^^

    • Gigus

      Thats pretty cool. Wish I could jump into next gen like you guys. *opens wallet, nothing comes out* :/. Oh well, I need to take care of my backlog anyways.

    • FFXIIKD

      cool

  • MosquitoLemon

    So I got that Pokemon Y. Even the least popular Gamestop in the city had a decent line! I am still shivering from the mahjong match though :S

  • EX+

    Beenox is going to reveal TASM 2 later today. They promise that Manhattan will be more lively, that you’ll have a realistic swinging system, a more in depth combat system and surprisingly, the game goes further than the story. Return of Spider Man 2. You know the one based off the Raimi films?

    • Budgiecat

      Wut

      I never got Amazing Spider-Man, Shattered Dimensions, Edge of Time. Nor did I even get Web of Shadows or Friend or Foe. I only got Spider-Man 3 for PS3, Spider-Man 2 for PS2 and Ultimate Spider-Man (my favorite of the three).

      I was considering getting Amazing Spider-Man once the price dropped far enough (I recently finally got Ghostbusters for like $5….great game), but if this is true, maybe I’ll hold off on it but is it based on the upcoming movie next year? Cause then it’ll probably be best to wait and it’ll be better on PS4….

      • MosquitoLemon

        Is Ultimate really better than 2, or is it up to personal opinion? 2 was so good, and I never really heard anything spectacular (-_-) about any Spidey game after that.

        • Gigus

          Personally I found ultimate better than 2. There is one draw back making the the two games even. Ultimate spider-man was extremely short in my opinion and 2 was really tedious when it came to side missions (some main missions as well).

          • MosquitoLemon

            True, it’s been a while since I played so there are probably glaring problems I didn’t notice when I first played. Still, the game had a lot of replay value through all those enhancements

    • Gigus

      I’m actually amazed they’re bringing tasm to PS vita. I’m kinda curious how that will turn out.

      • EX+

        Well, they’ve shown the new teaser trailer. I hope to god that’s current gen footage:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ew2Fmr0WXo
        I hate these small ass teaser trailers.

        • Elvick

          TASM didn’t look that great either, compared to other non-licensed open world games.

          It worked though.

          Hate when games are announced without platforms.

      • Elvick

        My guess is ugly open world, slightly better looking levels, decent character models. Possible framerate drops. (lots of 3D games ported to Vita have that problem)

  • Nice Boat

    Haven’t played many games this week other than Sonic Unleashed. While the day levels are fun, the night levels…. I hate that Werehog! It’s such a bad God of War clone and Prince of Persia clone.

    The second season of Legend of Korra has been kind of a let down (although enjoyable) until I watched episode 6. Things finally became less predictable.

    Also, Kill la Kill 2 was even better than 1. For some reason even Kamina is here. I noticed that the series appears to be inspired by Kill Bill Vol. 1.

    Last, I started checking Watanote and it’s a really nice series.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    Battle Princess of Arcadias… I admit that I wasn’t interested… That is until I heard the soundtracks of the game…. Give them a listen….

    Title screen theme
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkCioubJBWU

    First Boss theme
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkvKvUvq56E

    Second Boss theme
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX4jErOceH8#t=105

    I’m sold on the soundtrack alone…

    • Kobracon

      Careful though. I heard the progression is quite broken. You can over level super easy and just breeze through the game. The combat is solid, but you’ll be so overleveled each time that you’ll never be able to fully enjoy it coz you kill things too fast…

  • EX+

    When will the new KH3 clip come out?

    • DarkLegacy

      It is said to be showing this weekend on Oct 12th – Oct 14th

      • EX+

        I hope it’s today. I can’t freaking wait! I hope they announce 2.5 remix as well.

        • DarkLegacy

          I hope it’s today too, and if not then we still have tomorrow but today is a better day and I hope I see 2.5 remix announced too, I am desperate to play KH2FM

          • EX+

            Same here. I’m so hyped to play BBS in HD! I’ll let you know if I find anything. And it’s time for me to change my display pic.

            • DarkLegacy

              Thanks. I pretty much need to change my pic too

  • 罪罰

    Lots of great music albums have released this year, and even more to come. 2013 delivers. What ya’ll been listening this week?

    • EX+

      Well, I actually decided to listen to Gotye’s somebody that I used to know. Then I listened to Big Booty Bitches, then I went and listened to nightcore. I don’t know if it counts, but I also watched those hip hop Disney vines. ‘I woke up on a magic carpet’ by Aladin and ‘I’m a lost ass fish’ by Nemo. Lol.

      I also listened to EpicNetworkMusic and HDMusicNexus.

      • MosquitoLemon

        Big Booty Bitches is a classic, had that stuck in my head for a few days first time I heard it ahaah

    • Elvick

      Listening to Nelly Furtado’s Big Hoops (Bigger The Better). Didn’t really like it when it came out, but I love it now. xP

      Not a new release though.

      This year, I’ve just been listening to a lot of Fantasia, Eve, Chrisette Michele, K. Michelle and Ciara. In terms of albums released this year.

    • MosquitoLemon

      I listened to a lot of random stuff Spotify recommended for me, hahaha. I also ran through a few Jamiroquai albums.

  • Azuardo

    Played through FFIX this whole past week. What a damn good game. Currently levelling to take on Hades and Ozma.

    • shogunknight

      Great game, playing FFXII currently (i want to get all hunts cleared, will be very difficult), will play VIII after. My brother is playing VII, cant believe the game still feels great just watching him play

      • Azuardo

        Damn straight. I normally replay FF7, 8 and 9 in order every year or so, but went with 9 first this time. Really took in the story and everything else, and it’s been amazing. You forget just how good a game is sometimes. Don’t know whether I’ll do 7 or 8 next, but both shall be done! FF12 I need to replay at some point, as that’s only been done the once, but I really enjoyed that more than I realised I would.

      • Kobracon

        For completion sake, I really need to soldier on with FFXII one of these days. I hate it with a passion but I should at least finish it….

  • LennoG

    I don’t know if this also applies to other GameStop at the moment, but Vahalla Knights 3 for the Vita is available for pick-up now. I came in to pick up X/Y and conveniently enough, the cashier asked me if I wanted to pick up VK3 as well. I asked her to check again since the street date is Oct 15. She checked and said nope, it’s available to pick-up now.

    Call your local GameStop to check if you want to pick up VK3 as well, but I doubt it since everyone is playing X/Y right now lol.

    • futuristic_imagination

      Tell me if Valhalla Knights 3 is good because I didn’t really like the game-play of the first one.

  • Revorse

    So I bought Pokemon Y. Won’t have my own 3DS till the weekend. So I decided to use my little brothers… turns out you need an SD card for Pokemon… Grrr. Fine, okay. Finally find one and the dmmn card slot is fucking broke. Ain’t that some shit? I only wanted to play for like an hour just tease myself a bit. But noooo I just can’t win. Now I have to make it through the week until I can get any good Pokemon action.

  • jujubee88

    Man, I really feel like playing Pokemon. Not X and Y but, the old one’s on GBA. Has anyone heard of a recently made, good Rom-modded Pokemon game?

    • Elvick

      Still need to beat the GBA games. I missed that gen at the time. Not sure why, I had GBA and never stopped liking Pokemon. Guess I just didn’t see it in stores. *shrug* I didn’t really get to buy many GBA games though.

      Luckily had Golden Sun and Breath of Fire II though. Awesome series.

      • jujubee88

        They where good, but I’ve found they’ve live on as mods just as well (if not better).

        There’s some weird mods I heard about and played. The last one had a mewthree, I think it was called Pokemon Black. O.o

    • adhesive

      I used to go to a forum that had a section for pokemon hacks, so I can think of quite a few.

      Pokemon Ruby Destiny, Rescue Rangers, Light Platinum, Quartz, Marble, Rijon, and Pokemon Brown for GB. There are much more but these are the first finished ones that come to mind.

      • jujubee88

        Huh, I remember going to a forum too. They had works in proggress and other peoples sprite works.

        I forgot what it was called but I think the url had ‘poke’ in it.

        Thanks for the suggestions! ^^

        • adhesive

          pokecommunity is the site that I used to frequent and it was often the first result when googling pokemon hacks(especially Shinygold back in the day), so maybe it was that.

    • AdamBoy64

      I can relate to that. I’d like to play another Pokémon game, but the only one I really want to play is the Red/Blue remakes. They look good.

      Another reason for those ones is because I can play them on the TV through the GCN’s GameBoy Player.

  • bloodiOS

    Hate the Blu-ray version of School Days so much. On top of being a total SD upscale, its source is interlaced with all that abominable blending (GROSS!!!)

    • EX+

      School Days? That anime pisses me off so much.

      • bloodiOS

        Which is why it’s so good (but the Blu-ray source is horrible!)

  • bloodiOS

    Hyper Light Drifter campaign has ended. Is Sal going to write an article about it?

    • jujubee88

      I’m so glad about the music being good on that. I want to play it on my VITA all snuggled up with my big headphones. ^_^

      • bloodiOS

        I really like these two tracks:

        http://sounddrain.com/XHnse2
        http://sounddrain.com/MQuBzC

        • jujubee88

          Awesome! :D

  • Elvick

    PS Vita gameplay of Injustice. Looks great, lot better than MK visually (so it seems, hard to really tell)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8m4izQnJYk

    • bloodiOS

      They’re the same folks who handled the Vita version of MGSHD, right? I think it’s in good hands. Not sure who handled the Vita version of MK but it was pretty horrible.

      • Elvick

        Visually yeah, otherwise it was great.

        Can’t find any developer info on it, so maybe it was actually NetherRelms?

        Wouldn’t be the only port on PS Vita done by the actual company who made the game. (NFS)

        Though now it seems everyone is outsourcing them.

        • bloodiOS

          Maybe it was actually NetherRealms who made the Vita port for MK, and since they weren’t good at optimizing for portable devices or something, it turned out looking horrible and this time around they just wanted no part of this.

    • TheExile285

      Looks great. I can’t wait for this.

      Btw, that dude is crazy good O.O

  • bloodiOS

    Has anyone read Again!! ? It’s such an awesome manga:

    http://www.batoto.net/comic/_/comics/again-r3749

    • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

      The artwork looks interesting, I’ll give it a read.

  • PrinceHeir

    damn i’m pissed right now.

    since i just preordered both Pokemon X and Y a few weeks back and paid it in full at gamestop.

    then after picking up around 1:30PM they said that they don’t have the timeline poster or at least it was only available through the Nintendo World Store.

    if that’s the case, why the fuck did you even advertise it in the website in the first place?

    they didn’t even have the poster for some reason.

    luckily i came back again around 2:00PM since before i went home i asked if they have the Pokemon Casing from the website which they had. it was sold out already and i’m glad i got it just in time.

    http://www.gamestop.com/nintendo-3ds/accessories/pokemon-x-y-system-case/111051

    then once in line, i notice they have the poster on the side! it wasn’t there earlier but for some reason they just now decided to put it back there.

    they’re not even handing out these, it’s just sitting there waiting to be taken.

    i asked if i could get one, one of the managers said yeah and my mistake is i only got one poster. i should have gotten 2 or even 3 since i bought both pokemons. i ‘ll ask them again later if they still have more posters.

    so yeah if i hadn’t come back for the system case i wouldn’t be able to get that poster in the first place!!!

    there’s also another case by amazon which has both Pokemon Xerneas and Yveltal on the same front and back sides while the gamestop one is separate from each other

    http://www.amazon.com/POWER-Pokemon-Day-Trip-Kit-Nintendo/dp/B00DMYS3UA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381614352&sr=8-1&keywords=Pokemon+X%2FY+System+Case

    even though the gamestop one feels cheap, i really like how Xerneas and Yveltal is put on one in front and one at back.

    the only thing i didn’t like about it is that it doesn’t have the Pokemon X or Pokemon Y logo on Xerneas and Yveltal respectively

    so yeah this is the Pokemon Timeline poster for those who don’t know

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJgjebYX810

    he also has the poster i got from them, which i wouldn’t have gotten if i didn’t came back to the store.

    it’s really pissing me off that this had happened to me again. i gave gamestop a chance ever since they fucked up the Deus Ex HR launch fiasco back in 2011.

    i always pay them full whenever i preordered so i don’t know why they can’t do their job properly.

    ah well thanks for listening to my story for today, my b-day is tomorrow so i don’t know what to do other than study hiragana and katakan for the whole day ^^

    if someone wants to play with me tomorrow i’ll be online all day long just for that day. after that i’ll be busy once again XD

    • EX+

      I’m Canadian, so I deal with EB Games. They’re not so bad tbh. But sometimes they just piss me off to the max.
      Sorry about the Pokémon fiasco you had. For your B-Day, you get a KH3 clip from the D23 Expo in Japan.

      • PrinceHeir

        oh cool ^^

    • FFXIIKD
      • PrinceHeir

        yeah this is the one i got from gamestop :)

        though i really like the amazon one, since it has more items like stylus, cloth, 3DS Cart case and all ^^

    • PrinceHeir

      okay an update on this post, looks like i managed to get both others and two timeline posters as well!!

      i just came back a few hours ago and asked if they still have the timeline poster since i didn’t get one.

      turns out they did! for some reason they have it today, but not yesterday.

      so i took advantage and ask if i can have two!

      they said you only got one despite preordering both games, but since my brother is with me this time he just gave two since he asked if my brother wants one as well.

      i even asked for the Yveltal and Xerneas poster and he gave me two which i had one yesterday.

      so now i have 3 posters of Yveltal and Xerneas and two timeline posters!!!

      tbh i should have gotten this already! i even bought the case from them!!

      so yeah glad i got persisted this time around ^^

      made my B-day today a little better :)

  • Ace

    I miss the good ‘ole days.

    • EX+

      What do you mean?

      • Willgaea

        I hate the past because it’s over.

        • Elvick

          Don’t worry, this will be “the old days” eventually.

    • AdamBoy64

      Next week, will you be looking back on and missing today?

  • new_tradition

    Question to people who use touchscreens:

    Whenever I see spoilers on a webpage and try to highlight to read the words, I can’t see the words and only the black spoiler space is highlighted.

    Is there any way around this?

    • $18114340

      Can you give us an example so we can test it out on our own mobile browsers and see what happens?

      • new_tradition

        I was browsing gamefaqs and was looking at this specifically :

        http://m.gamefaqs.com/boards/939946-phoenix-wright-ace-attorney-dual-destinies/67449919

        (I see the option to reveal spoilers, but I’m still curious if there was no such option in the first place xD)

        EDIT : Oh, also, spoilers :P

        • $18114340

          On what device are you visiting the page and with what browser? iPad, Win8 touchscreen PC, or an Android phone or what? I clicked the link on my SIII using Firefox and the text highlighted fine. Highlighting any part of the black space allowed me to see the text.

          It may be a combination of your device’s OS, the browser you are using, and if you’re on Android, maybe even the keyboard (though I don’t think that is likely).

          • new_tradition

            I’m using the Nexus 4 android phone with Dolphin Web Browser. I’m using Swiftkey keyboard over the stock one.

            I guess I could try the default programs and see what jives…Thanks for the tip ^^

            EDIT: And that was fast, lol. I tried Google Chrome first, and lo and behold, it worked in that browser, so I guess I can safely assume it’s Dolphin Browser with this minor issue.

            Truthfully, I still like Dolphin enough to keep using it, but I’ll see if there’s some settings I can fiddle with…

  • Willgaea

    SOS!!!
    My gf wants people’s friends codes for the pokemon safari thing.
    Her friend code is: 2079-7196-0162.
    Her happiness is my happiness. Can anyone help a fellow gematsuin out :]?

    • Willgaea

      Why does Pikachu have a rapid soccer ball attack!?

      • http://www.psthc.fr ExTrooperBrenTurner

        By “soccer”, you mean “football”, right ? :)

        • Willgaea

          yeah

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Added. Mine is 3797-6002-7477

      • Willgaea

        Added, thanks :]

      • Willgaea

        So I’m addicted… I went out and bought a 2ds+Y. The Super Training got me. Can you add me too :P : 1306-6271-0002

        • AdamBoy64

          No pressure to answer or give any sort of lengthy review, but what do you think of the 2DS thus far?

          • Willgaea

            Pros-It’s really sturdy.

            -The buttons are placed well and the triggers respond nicely.

            -The home button needs about a pound of pressure to work which is nice.
            – sleep mode is easy yo activate (switch on the bottom)
            -Great price.

            Cons- There’s only one speaker so you don’t get surround unless you have headphones.
            -Slightly top heavy according to my gf, I don’t really notice it
            -The 3ds screen protector fits the bottom screen perfectly but the top screen is about a inch wider to it’s not going to cover it all.
            – There is no accessories to protect the handheld in stores at the moment.

            9/10

            • AdamBoy64

              Wow, it’s sounding pretty positive.
              Thanks for the info man.

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          Cool. Added you.

  • EX+

    Does anyone else think smartphone gaming sucks the big one?

    • shogunknight

      I wont say it sucks in my opinion, but ill say i dont dedicate as much time on smartphone gaming as i do console/handheld/pc gaming. I have lots of android games, some of which are really good but i dont see them as a full gaming device compared to the consoles (in the end it still is a phone). But i still do like some of the games on it.

    • Gigus

      It doesnt suck that much. They’re starting to get good games. If you like rhythm games, you should try cytus. Its not as awesome as dj max or beatmania but the tracks are awesome. I also recommend chaos rings. Its actually pretty good for a bite size rpg.

    • Arcana Gear

      dunno, not for my tastes, but for those who only wants a digital form of entertaining while waiting in the bus or etc,i can see the appeal of games like fruit ninja and jet pack joyride, actually i kinda like to play one or two games that are more high budget and aimed to gamers, but like i said i never got to end them cause of desinterest.

    • Elvick

      99% yes.

      Some random gems that actually utilize the limitations well, like Cut the Rope, Angry Birds (even if the devs are douches), and Rayman: Jungle Run.

      Then you’ve got crap like Jungle Run which controls poorly, yet is popular anyway. Or games that would be better as digital console/PC/handheld games. Like Agito, Deus Ex: The Fall, etc.

  • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

    Points out how much people bitch and bitch about Nintendo sucks until a Pokemon or Smash Bros comes out.

    • Gigus

      I really dont understand the hate that nin gets. If they dont see anything interesting why bad mouth them? People should just move on and look for something that does interest them. They just end up wasting time and end up embarrassing themselves saying nonsense.

      • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

        Gamers are rarely logical creatures.

        • Arcana Gear

          and many of them loses sanity in the concept of anonymously in the internet, making normal/shy people turn into trolls.

          • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

            I’m slowly being reminded of all the reasons I’m a misanthrope. For example, tonight I was told that its black people’s fault that we were put into slavery. I’m so done with the Internet.

        • Gigus

          R u calling me non human? :( jus kidding XD but in all seriousness, it really is a shame. It sucks even more when people try to speak out to defend something that doesn’t deserve the bashing.

          • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

            The gaming community has become so stupidly cynical. I mean, I know of a final fantasy site that literally takes its name from a reference to FFXIII whose owner hates FFXIII. All of them. Not looking forward to LR, either.

            • Gigus

              Yeah thats kinda sad. Im not looking foward to lr either. I really dont understand why se is doing that to th series. At least it has an audience and im ok with that. I just hope they do better with 15.

      • Arcana Gear

        if i could upvote more than one time….. and yes 100% agreed.

        • Gigus

          Thanks!

      • Elvick

        Maybe because people know Nintendo is capable of more? Because they want to see Nintendo actually grow as a company?

        Lots of criticism that people have for Nintendo is perfectly justified.

        • Gigus

          The criticism I have been seeing lately have been mostly negative and most of them have not been jusified.

          • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

            Like what?

            I’m still not happy that my 3DS is region-locked…

            • Gigus

              When people kept saying that Nintendo doesn’t have games. Tons of people bluntly say it still without thinking. Why can’t they just say “they have no games that inerest me”. That’s more justified. Even when the atlus buyout started happening. People were raging saying that nin will destroy that developer when they have no proof. Another comment I keep hearing is that Nintendo doesn’t have “m” rated games which is not true. My list can go on and on. Your comment is justified but not a common complaint. I understand your unhappy with the region lock but I rarely see that complaint on popular gaming sites. I’ve only seen that in this site and one other site which is purely Nintendo.

              • DrForbidden

                Well, I complain about the region-locking all the time, though I suppose how often one encounters it depends on what sites one views or search for information on.

                Another thing I can bitch about is the missing charger in Eu and Jp 3DS XL units, and how the chargers, even when Nintendo deigns to provide you with one, are not universal. Seriously. A handheld gaming device. That you can’t charge if you go on vacation in a country with a different voltage range unless you shell out money for another charger with the correct range. WTF?

                • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

                  Pssst…. It’s a plot for Nintendo to get even more more money out of you… (Joke)

                  I suppose Nintendo assumed that EU and Jap already have 3DSs, and that people buying the XL are likely to be those same people…

                  • DrForbidden

                    It’s an assumption that makes an ass of Nintendo, though. They’re supposed to make their install base grow, not just cater to upgraders. Honestly, if I lived in Europe and wanted to buy the 3DS XL, finding out that the console does not come with a charger would boil my blood and make me NOT buy it…

                    • AdamBoy64

                      Yes, I think it was a couple of Open Forum’s ago, but someone was discussing why they thought the original 3DS was better than the XL.

                      He should have bought up this point – it’s a big one.
                      Seems absolutely crazy, still.

                • Gigus

                  dude don’t start with that, I’d rage so much if I didn’t have the chargers already :(

              • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

                Thing about Nintendo and M rated games is Nintendo doesn’t seem to give their all to those games despite Bayonetta 2 appearing exclusively on WiiU…

                I don’t recall many M rated games are on WiiU and 3DS except third parties…

                • Gigus

                  It is true that Nintendo isn’t really trying to catch the mature auidence but that doesn’t mean they aren’t trying. There is more than a handful of good M rated games on their platform in my opinion and I’m fine if people don’t see them the same way. I really don’t have to list them here because you can just google it. (Mad World, no more heroes, resident evil series, Dead space extraction, house of the dead overkill, etc.). To be honest my whole point is all in the first reply to DDheart. To detail it out, I just don’t understand why nin gets all the unecessary hate when sony and ms have their many faults as well. Its really not fair one side is so hated more than the other two. If this was a sony convo or ms convo, I’d pretty much be saying the same thing.

          • Elvick

            There are people like that for everything.

      • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

        Tell that to naysayers when David Cage’s games are mentioned….

        • Gigus

          Lol. To be honest they can say whatever they want. They’re jus being ignorant. I hav nothing against how david cage makes his games, Im just not really interested in that kind of genre.

          • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

            I like how people criticize David Cage’s game for not being a game and yet they praise Telltale’s Walking Dead game….

            • Gigus

              XD im so tired of people talking abou that. Its so ridiculous. They’re in the same genre and whatever remarks people have about those games are purely opinion. They’re still considered games regardless. They just follow a different type of play style or mechanic.

            • Charlie

              I concur! A bunch of hypocrites if you ask me. I also consider DC’s last two games masterpieces and more superior than The Walking Dead in terms of the way the game handles story-telling.

    • Elvick

      You can be unhappy with Nintendo as a whole, but still like a few of their franchises. I know I am.

      • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

        There a more specific type of person I’m complaining about. I’m talking about that same mentality that causes the “Boycott MW2″ Steam group to almost wholesale be playing MW2 on release date.

    • DrForbidden

      That depends on what the bitching is about. Let’s not pretend that Nintendo is a saintly organisation run by saints.

      • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

        More pointing out the problems with gamers than the ones with nintendo

  • PrinceHeir

    okay today is my B-day now ^^

    turned 21, wow time sure flies by!

    i came to the US in NY last 2008. so it’s been 5-6 years now since i have been living here ^^

    i still remember the very cold winter that Feb 2008, it was the first time i’ve experienced snow and it was freaking extremely cold back then.

    i thought to myself will this be the whether all year long O__O

    i also missed out the MGS4 launch event that year, heck i didn’t even know MGS4 was releasing that year since back home i haven’t been keeping up any news on any PS3 games. just stuck playing PS2 games all year long ^^

    i still remember i hated my HS since everyone was to fucking aggressive and talks too much.

    experienced some racism, though i was not a person to just take it all that so i also became racist to those were racist against me.

    looking back, it’s kinda stupid i did that since i stoop to their level.

    nowadays i don’t really care anymore, i just think of them as stupid people who aren’t educated and probably fails in life.

    i discover this site last 2009 as Scrawlfx, pretty cool site, i still remember the site was covering tons of MGS4 news and FFXIII.

    for some reason i stop coming around 2011 since i was getting way addicted too many game sites(andriasang, siliconera)

    so yeah i kinda regretted dropping this for a whole year.

    then i suddenly came back around 2012 after Andriasang shut down.

    so yeah, the site has grown that much in just a few years which i’m glad ^^

    i still remember other people here like anime10121, Adam, Zero(who was not a mod back then?), Dr Forbidden, Raiu, Kobracon, Roland.

    the rest i saw them in andriasang like Mosquito, Tetsuya, Bloodios, Kurisu Makise etc.

    so yeah i’m in a process of getting my bachelors degree in Dietetics and Nutrition(only 1 year and half left) since i just got my associates last June.

    and i’m taking Japanese classes 101, where at Katakana now and i need to master it by next week which i’m still mastering Hiragana(in terms of contracted sounds)

    thanks for reading this! i don’t really share that myself that often so thanks for reading ^^

    • z_merquise

      Happy birthday!

      Yeah, I still remember seeing you first at Siliconera when I was still a lurker in that site. Time sure flies by indeed.

      • PrinceHeir

        ehh i probably won’t be back there due to differences with the mods.

        i know the community is grown there as well, so hopefully your being treated well there ^^

        • z_merquise

          Yeah, it’s fine there. I always check the news and the open forum in Siliconera and Gematsu. And I do like the community at both sites.

          I do check Dualshockers sometimes too.

          • PrinceHeir

            yeah i go there at Dualshockers sometimes since the editors know Japanese well and they can really give you news out of nowhere like today there’s a special free PS Plus membership for 15 days!

      • PrinceHeir

        btw if you want to play Dragon’s Crown let me know ^^

        i’m free this sunday and monday(yay no school)!

        • z_merquise

          Yeah, I see you playing a different game sometimes when I’m online in PS3. If I can play, I’ll send you a message.

          By the way, what is the level and from what difficulty is your character now in Dragon’s Crown?

          • PrinceHeir

            tbh i’m only at level 17 sorceress right now :(

            they just revealed to me that i need to get this 9 talisman thingy’s and all

            • z_merquise

              I got Fighter, Elf and Dwarf in levels 60-70 while my Amazon is already level 90+. I’m still starting to play as Sorceress and I haven’t unlocked onine multiplayer for her.

              I can help you collect those talismans if you want. I’ll just send you a message if we’re happen to be both online in PS3.

              • PrinceHeir

                cool!

                how many hours have you pour into the game? :D

                what is the max level?

                man i want to max my characters out as well!

                • z_merquise

                  160+ hours. And counting. I really love Dragon’s Crown! It’s my Top 1 game of 2013.

                  For Normal, max level is up to 35. Hard is 65 while Infernal is 99.

                  EDIT:
                  Take note that in my hours of pay, I’m still starting with Sorceress and even haven’t played Wizard yet. Though my brother also play, he mostly play co-op with me.

                  • PrinceHeir

                    wow amazing stuff!!!

                    great! man i wish my brother would play with me XD

                    we only played during the end of August, then once college starts everything got left behind XD

                    i also wished Dragon’s Dogma Dark Arisen had CO-OP on it.

                    that game really needs it!!!

    • MrFinalgamer

      nice to read about your adventure =P and happy birthday mate!
      also may i ask, where did you live before coming to the US?

      • PrinceHeir

        Philippines ^^

        • Charlie

          Happy birthday!

          • PrinceHeir

            thank you!

    • Azuardo

      Happy birthday! :)

      • PrinceHeir

        thanks!

    • DarkLegacy

      Happy birthday :D

      • PrinceHeir

        Thank You!! :)

        • DarkLegacy

          You’re welcome :)

    • EX+

      Happy birthday :D

      • PrinceHeir

        Thanks!! ^^

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Happy birthday! =)

      I bet you enjoyed December 2010. If you remember, we had that really big snowstorm. Biggest we’ve had in years.

      That sucks about your high school. New York has a lot of bad high schools, attitude of students-wise, but many good ones, as well.

      Anyway, I’m glad you’re back on the site. ^_^

      Happy 21st! Now go have a cold one!

      • PrinceHeir

        tbh there’s a lot of big snowstorms from 2008-2011 XD

        2012 and onwards seems to have calmed down a bit ^^

        yeah, it’s funny how if you go to college everyone seems much more mature(albeit unfriendly at times) compared to HS

        yes definitely! been far too long now :)

        lol my hands are already drying the hell up and it’s not even winter yet!

        • FFXIIKD

          Happy Birthday. :)

          • PrinceHeir

            Thanks Again ^__^

    • MosquitoLemon

      Happy birthday! If you want to master kana, see if you can find a Japanese comic (like a shonen jump or something) and go back and forth between the comic and your hiragana/katakana chart (advertisements have lots of katakana). Even if you don’t understand the words, you will learn those characters really quickly (more quickly than just staring at a chart and trying to memorize it)

      • PrinceHeir

        Thanks for the tip :)

        will definitely try that!!!

        and thanks for the greetings ^__^

    • new_tradition

      Happy birthday ^^

      • PrinceHeir

        Thanks!!! i almost forgoteen about you, but you were definitely one of the active members in andriasang ^^

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Mind if I add you as a friend on 3DS? I always forget to ask.

        • new_tradition

          Sure ^^

          5069-5073-2221

          Sorry for the late response. I haven’t played with my 3DS much, and I haven’t really utilized it’s features like Friend Codes so I had to actually find my friend code. First time I’m giving it out tbh xD

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            Thanks! I really appreciate you taking the time to find your code. I’m trying to add everyone on Gematsu to my friend lists on all the various platforms. =)

            Edit: Almost forgot! My friend code is –

            3797-6002-7477

    • https://twitter.com/Panda_castro Panda

      Happy birthday!!

      • PrinceHeir

        Thanks!! the Panda pic makes me feel better ^^

    • Anime10121

      Happy birthday bro! Hope u enjoy it and many more to come yadda yadda :P

      • PrinceHeir

        Thanks as well :)

        same to you!

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Happy Birthday! Yep, I wasn’t always a moderator here. I actually kinda forget when I really started, but I’ve been part of the community here for so long, and I’ve always cared. It kinda feels like I’ve been some kind of community manager all along, even though it technically isn’t true. ^^

      I also remember when andriasang shut down. I never really posted, but I did read and lurk around. Considering how dedicated anoop was for all of those years, his work and website will always be missed. In other words, I only have respect for him and I know everyone else here does too.

      I didn’t realize you moved here in 2008. I’m glad you found a path for yourself in life. Anyways, this post is long enough. Once again, Happy Birthday. 21! Have a great day!

      • PrinceHeir

        nah you deserve to be the community manager ^^

        yup! don’t know how he managed to do it by himself and his wife.

        even heard he hasn’t played any game at all and only played a bit of FFXIII(this was in 2012 i mind you)

        long time now!!

        thanks again for the replies everyone! can’t help but enjoy the day compared to my other B-days ^^

    • Willgaea

      Happy Birthday!

      • PrinceHeir

        Thanks!!!!

    • AdamBoy64

      Happy Birthday. Congratulations on your 21st.
      Hope you had a fantastic day.

      • PrinceHeir

        Thanks!

        you too as well!

    • bloodiOS

      I know I’m late and everything but…

      • FFXIIKD

        .—-. sorry xD

        • bloodiOS

          You’re replying to the wrong post, mate. It’s PrinceHeir’s birthday ;)

      • PrinceHeir

        Thanks :D

        nah it’s still here :)

        7:34PM October 13 now so you made it in time ^^

        • DarkLegacy

          So do we need candles? you have to make a wish ;)

          • PrinceHeir

            hmm i don’t really have a wish tbh XD

            though if there is one, i hope Gematsu continues to grow in the next years or so.

            i want this site to be recognizable in the west as the JPN gaming source.

            that’s why i’m studying Japanese right now, maybe someday i could help write articles here as a volunteer if Sal is okay with it XD

            so yeah that and all of the members here stay safe and avoid danger at all costs.

            that’s probably my wish ^^

            • DarkLegacy

              Someday you might be able to write articles and you would get famous and someday this will happen and we’ll try not to disappoint you if Gematsu continues to grow in next years

              • PrinceHeir

                great!

    • GhostNomad

      Happy Birthday!

      I feel you on the high school thing. A lot of us are generally pretty dumb at that point. I was the shy, quiet kid but even I made choices that I wish I could take back, between my friends, how I spent my time, how I handled problems, all of that. Then again, those mistakes were all a part of the process which defines us :P

      • PrinceHeir

        Thanks!!

        right on! definitely had more experience now, compared 5 years ago where i have never been to another culture before, especially as varied as the US.

        definitely learned alot from this ^^

    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

      Haha…. Happy birthday!!!!

      Sorry about the lateness… I could have congratulated you yesterday but then I realized the timezone in the US slows down a day compared to here… But hey, better late than never..

      Wow on your high school experience… Ultimately, people are people…. No matter how stupid some can be… It’s funny how racist comments are frowned upon while here, me and friends in college just make racist jokes every now and then…

      I always tell the kids to spend all their kid life their best as they have only one life as a kid… Despite how young looking I am… ^_^

      • PrinceHeir

        nah it’s okay :D

        you still made it! it’s 10:13PM right now XD

        well i people are just assholes, that’s why i tend to avoid as many people as possible unless they are a gamer and are actually a reasonable person.

        cool!! i’m betting you got married early? :)

        • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

          Married? Ha…. I’m barely 20 yet… XD

          • PrinceHeir

            lol the way you said kids, i assumed it was your own XD

  • PrinceHeir

    wow!!!

    take a look at this!!!

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1266164_10200986353000913_2094762879_o.jpg

    WOOOOOOOW!!

    IGA!!! Michiru Yamane!!!! Akira Yamaoka!! even Ueda san is there!!!

    Goichi Suda badasss as usual!

    wow just wow!!!

    i was wondering where did Koji Igarashi went!!!!

    all it needs now is Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ayami Kojima, Hideo Kojima, Shinji Mikami, Hideki Kamiya, Yasumi Matsuno, Tetsuya Nomura, Swery65, Katsuhiro Harada, Tomonabu Itagaki and all of Nintendo staff and every Legend is there now ^^

  • Gigus

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h42XbqfAjqk

    Whoops don’t click the pic, click the link lol. for some reason its showing something different.

    • shogunknight

      0:48 Dayum, on the face

      • Gigus

        lol no, click the link not the pic thats being displayed. I made boo boo and it ended up showing the wrong video XD

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          I watched the link, pretty awesome. Roger is talented.

          • Gigus

            Yup and that voice :|…………………………………………………………………………………………………
            He doesn’t give himself enough credit though XD

            • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

              Agreed. He has done great work over the years, and continues to do so. He really made the Ezio character for me.

  • shogunknight

    God Eater 2 Opening Cutscene

    http://youtu.be/G1_3QmUbOZE

    • EX+

      Great opening!

    • Anime10121

      Looks FANTASTIC! Animation + models + color scheme=eyegasm! The song’s pretty meh tho…

  • EX+

    Has anybody here seen RWBY? Episode 8 has been the best so far.

    • Kobracon

      Been letting it collect. I love the series but I prefer to let it finish and then devour the whole thing in one go like some awesome hyped up meal XD

  • Willgaea

    So as I’m doing the Loot hunt contest for Borderlands 2, I hear “Peega” (doesn’t sound like pika to me) come out of my girlfriends 2ds. I can’t help to think that Nintendo did this on purpose to promote the new pikachu pokemon game that has yet to be announced. I know he did talk in yellow version, I just think all the pokemon should talk.

    • $18114340

      If I recall correctly I think there was an article on Siliconera where Nintendo justified this. Pokemon X/Y are styled so as to resemble the anime, and having Pikachu’s voice actor step in to voice the pokemon that is arguably the series’ mascot made sense. I think X/Y in general are an attempt to breathe new life into the series’ aesthetic by closing the gap between the game and all of the other Pokemon media works that are undoubtedly more derivative of the anime.

      As a kid, it always confused me how the world in the games was always so different from the anime, toys, and even trading cards.

  • EX+

    Guys, check out this Hip hop Disney vine compilation!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3FYwDN-hns

    • MosquitoLemon

      Hahahh, the 2Chainz no lie one is the best. If you like that stuff you should see the ItsTheReal videos

  • DarthBrian

    Still no KH info from D23Expo Japan? >_>

    • EX+

      The KH stage event is tomorrow at 15:00 in Japan, so you’ll see reports from places like Novacrystallis early tomorrow.

      • DarkLegacy

        Finally. I was looking for some info on the new KH clip that SE were gonna show at D23 Expo

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      KH event is at 15:00, as EX+ said. 2am in Eastern US. I might be awake.

      • DarthBrian

        Me too!

        But only because of Pokemon. >_>

        EDIT: Also, that’s 11pm here so I should be awake for sure. :p

  • Elvick

    Got all caught up with Once Upon A Time, Arrow and Bones.

    Just need to watch Once Upon A Time in Wonderland and I’ll be all caught up with the shows I currently watch. (non comedies/cartoons/anime anyway)

  • Willgaea

    So I evolved my Pikachu and he became a robot like the other pokemon.

  • MrFinalgamer

    so if anyone is still awake…the D23 conference for Kingdom Hearts will be in 1 hour
    http://projectcrystallis.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/cdtl3nbecbni.jpg

    • Gigus

      *after showing stuff people already know about from previous gaming conferences*

      SE Rep: Please be excited for our upcoming announcement at e3 next year.

      • MrFinalgamer

        sad part is that they’ll probably do that…

        • Gigus

          if they announce a new Sleeping dogs game or deus ex game I’ll be happy.

      • Elvick

        Which will be an announcement of an upcoming announcement. “Please be excited”.

    • DarkLegacy

      I am too excited to seeing that new footage for KH3 :D

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix coming next year!!!

    • DarkLegacy

      Coming on PS3 right? now I’ll be able to play KH2FM! :D

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Kingdom Hearts 2, BBS, Coded. According to twitter.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    KH Coded will likely be a movie in 2.5 HD.

  • Elvick
    • DarthBrian

      You beat me to it. :(

    • MrFinalgamer

      birth by sleep looks so freaking gooood!!!

  • papermario

    3ds is the greatest system to have ever been made

    • AdamBoy64

      It does have some great titles.

    • Elvick

      Disagree. Yay opinions.

    • McPoo

      I reckon the 360 is.

      Mainly because it has Shadowrun on it, the best team based shooter of all time.

  • $18114340

    Can someone post the most recent God Eater 2 gameplay footage they can find? It doesn’t have to be direct-feed. Also, what did you guys think of the first game overall?

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I quickly search for it on Gematsu. =)

      http://gematsu.com/2013/09/tgs-2013-all-the-gameplay-videos/5

      Try those out. Hope they help. I haven’t gotten a chance to play the first game I’m afraid.

      • $18114340

        Thanks for the link. I still have the Japanese trial version in a .zip file somewhere. It wasn’t available on PSN; you had to download it from a website and then manually put it on your memory stick. If you’d like to try it I can upload the .zip somewhere. The original link is dead since it was limited-time only.

        I think I still have the Frontier Gate Plus trial, too… never got a chance to play it…

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Zero hooked you up with one, but this also works:

      http://gematsu.com/tag/god-eater-2+gameplay

      You can switch that around for other things, too, like:

      http://gematsu.com/tag/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii+gameplay

      • $18114340

        sweet, thanks for that.

  • Xaltmas

    The Kingdom Hearts III trailer that was shown at D23 will be available here at 11pm PST.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/Pr9twjpM7gU&hl=en_US&fs=1&amp;

  • Kobracon

    So in other non Pokemon related news, I was watching some episodes of Gamecenter CX/ Retro Game Master (Awesome show, if you love classic old school games, watch this shit. Its amazing), and I got to the episode where Arino’s challenge was to finish Metroid in under an hour to see her in a Bikini at the end screen.

    This got me thinking, to this day, ppl call Samus a strong female character and one of the examples they always give for one (Shut up, Other M doesn’t exist!), but ppl either ignore or forget that this was a ‘prize’ for finishing the game in record time.

    Can you imagine an easter egg like that being done for today’s Metroid? If Dragon’s Crown was enough to spark controversy, THIS would’ve been even worse. Gamer’s have certainly gotten weirder and more sensitive these days…

    • new_tradition

      I’m almost always playing a game from a male’s perspective. For the most part it’s not really something I even notice, but these little bits like the aforementioned easter egg kind of jabs at me occasionally, reminding me I’m not really the target audience.

      Personally, I don’t care about there being a girl in a bikini as a prize because I’m not that naive anymore. Sex sells, I get it. But I just want some fanservice come my way. I’d love to see a bishie male in a speedo as an option, you know?

      • Kobracon

        May I suggest an anime called ‘Free!’?

        Game-wise I really can’t think of one with a Bishie male in a speedo as some sort of prize XD

        • new_tradition

          lol, I keep seeing that name, but I don’t even get what it’s about beyond boys swimming xD

          • Kobracon

            I hear ppl say its genuinely good comedy. They say its basically Male K-On but with swimming and bishies.

            • new_tradition

              I never got into K-On. I’ve just seen pictures of some cute moe girls, but don’t know what it’s about. I guess I could check out Free! eventually. I’m not above checking out things just for the sake of fanservice. Just has to be my type ;D

              • Kobracon

                Well yeah exactly, K-On was for guys, and ppl are saying Free! is for girls.

  • Kobracon

    FFXIV World Transfer service is up! Goodbye, Hyperion! @Zero where were you going again? Sargatanas?

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Yep.

      • Kobracon

        Cool. Damn its gonna take a few days. Welp, glad I bought DW8 to keep me busy XD.

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          Really? Mine was like instant according to the website. I have to change my character name, since it’s apparently taken. Struggling with that.

          Edit – I decided to go with Raidou Highwind for my new character name.

          • Kobracon

            Oh? I haven’t actually tried it yet. Was just reading the steps on the website and it said it might take a while. Well will try tonight. I doubt anyone took Korina Brastra :P

            • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

              Oh, lol. The website makes it sound painfully slow. I was surprised it was basically instant. I think the website maybe took it a little bit out of proportion.

              • Kobracon

                Awesome then. Will do it when I get back home. Or do I? The only thing stopping me from doing it now is that the website says I need to not be selling anything on the market (which I am) in order to transfer painlessly.

                • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                  Yes. You do have to follow those rules to transfer. Just cancel the listings and re-list them on a new server.