Open Forum #067
posted on 10.25.13 at 02:56 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Our sixty-seventh Open Forum is open for discussion.

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  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    I just bought a DualShock 4. If you have any questions, ask away. =)

    • DesmaX

      Can you open the XMB on the PS3 with it?

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        You can navigate the XMB with it, yeah. The PlayStation Button doesn’t work on PlayStation 3, though.

        • DesmaX

          So, you can’t call the XMB in-game?

          • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

            Nope. You’ll need to have a second PS3 controller connected to call up the XMB.

    • TheExile285

      Is the D-Pad Vita quality or better? :V

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        I’m not the best judge of d-pads, but I’d say the DualShock 4’s d-pad is much better than PS Vita’s.

        • Revorse

          Wait a sec, you can use the DS4 on the PS3?

          • Raiyu

            You have to connect it via USB, but yea.

            Though I’ve read it doesn’t work with many games.

        • GhostNomad

          How do you feel about the d-pad compared to the DS3’s? I only played Borderlands with my DS4 earlier (not much d-pad use, admittedly), but it felt a little awkward if I tried to perform certain motions (mostly QCs and HCs used in fighting games). To be fair, I’ve only used it for about two hours, and exactly 0% of that time was spent on a game that would rely more on the d-pad. It could also just be the fact that I’m not used to it yet, but time will tell!

          On another note, I feel it’s an overall improvement compared to the DS3. The Share and Options buttons are a little bit of a stretch because of the way I normally hold my controllers, but I love everything else. The sticks are awesome (even had to increase my sensitivity because my previous DS3 setup actually felt VERY slow in comparison), the face buttons feel great, and I like the little extra weight that the controller has now.

          Sadly I didn’t get to experience the vibration (maybe because of BL2, maybe because it just isn’t compatible with PS3 games in general), and I’m very much looking forward to using the touchpad. As far as the glow that people speculated would be annoying, I didn’t experience that in the least bit (tried in front of six different TV’s both new and old, big and small), so that’s another welcome surprise.

    • 罪罰

      Does it kimochii?

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        Totemo kimochiii desu ne~

    • Azuardo

      Can’t wait to use my DS4 in DOA5U.

    • Bobby Jennings

      Oh so you can buy the Dualshock controllers now? How does it feel? Does it feel like it can play Shooters much better than the old controller?

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        It fits my hands surprisingly well. And yeah, it feels like shooters will feel much better with the new fit and triggers.

        To elaborate, compared to DualShock 3, when you pick up a DualShock 4, your index fingers naturally go directly above L2 and R2, rather than L1 and R1 with the DualShock 3.

        You can go buy one now, yeah. They’re not street dated for some reason. The PS4 camera is also available.

        • Bobby Jennings

          Nice, thanks a ton :)

    • shogunknight

      Have you used it on a pc yet, if so what games have you tried and how was it.

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        I’d like to try but my PC blows.

      • GhostNomad

        Bit late to the party (what with work and other distractions) but I got the DS4 as well and will be trying it out on some Steam games shortly. I’ll update with results later :D

        Okay, tried it out on a few games so far, only worked in RE5 for the most part. Seems to be giving me some issues with the calibration as well (although it works perfectly fine on my PS3). Tried to recalibrate it but that just wasn’t happening. I’ll keep trying, but it seems like it might need some more work.

        For what it’s worth, it was detecting input as soon as it was plugged in. No need for any unfriendly drivers and weird programs to get it working.

        • shogunknight

          I see, that means the DS4 works just like a logitech controller for pcs. I found this though

          http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=704203

          ‘wwm0nkey’ gave a guide to make most pc games work with it, might help

          • GhostNomad

            That simplified things quite a bit. Controls map perfectly with RE5 and BL2 now. Still no luck on getting it to work with Dead Rising 2, but it goes without saying that this is infinitely simpler than it was with the DS3.

  • TheExile285

    What do you guys think of Tearaway?

    http://gematsu.com/2013/10/tearaway-trailer-screenshots

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/10/17/tearaways-papery-challenges-and-character-customization/

    When it first got announced, I thought it would be too gimmicky but the more see from it the more interested I get little by little. I think I’m most interested to see exactly how much you can customize the in-game world.

    • 罪罰

      Makes me wanna buy a Vita, really really charming look and quirky gameplay.

    • MrFinalgamer

      it looked like a decent 3D platformer, and i love those games so i kept it in my radar.
      now, it might honestly be one of my favorite games this year!

  • 罪罰

    I’m playing Ape Escape 3, this game reminds me why I love videogames. I would really like a 4th one on PS4.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Open Forum #67 – Prize Giveaway #2

    You might have noticed the blue gift box is back. Yep, time for another prize open forum.

    Just to refresh how this works again real quick.

    The blue gift box = The contest is starting. I will randomly pick the winners from the open forum with the blue gift box in the image.

    The red gift box = I will announce the winners in this open forum.

    How do I win? Just post in here per usual. Nothing more.

    I arrange the comments from old to new and give each comment a number. After that, I put everything into a random number generator. (I don’t count multiples, you only get one # that I put into the generator.)

    The generator provides me with the winner/winners.

    I haven’t decided the prizes yet. This has been and will likely continue to be a reoccurring theme of the prize open forums. xD

    Sorry about the lack of prize open forums. I’m hoping to have them more often moving into next year. Same thing goes for more contests.

    Anyways~ Thanks for reading and being patient with me. Enjoy ~

  • bldudas

    I’m still playing and enjoying Grand Theft Auto V. Trevor is insane, but has great dialog. After I finish this game, I will continue Disgaea D2.

  • MosquitoLemon

    No videogames this week, prob. none next week. May have my friend play with my Pokemon some more so they have affection, hahaah

  • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

    Steam sales are a pain in the ass.

    Why would I not buy a $20 game for $3.74? Oh it’s okay! I’m sure you’ll figure something out to replenish that money!

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I know dat feel.

  • DarkLegacy

    So since Halloween is coming, who’s going trick or treating?

    • 罪罰

      Me and my girlfriend might dress up as Hotline Miami mc and run around scaring kids and eating candy. Will be fun

      • Azuardo

        Kick down a few doors while you’re at it.

        • DarkLegacy

          That’s if they don’t answer. It makes it scary

        • 罪罰

          Good idea, hopefully there aren’t any thugs on the other side ready to kill us.

          • TheBlackRabbit

            lol careful they have legal right to blast you….make sure you bring your vests and blast shields!

      • DarkLegacy

        It looks like you’ll have a great Halloween and I’ll be scaring people as a Vampire

    • EX+

      Trick or treating? Well I might… I’m not too old for it :p
      Hopefully if I do go, I’ll might a hot girl in a play boy bunny costume…. Lol, JK.
      But if there’s one thing I hate about Halloween…. it’s those damn kids that actually play dumbass pranks if you give them an insufficient amount of candy.

      • DarkLegacy

        When I see kids on Halloween, I dress up into something scary and scare them so that they don’t pull a prank on me. Although I’m dressing up as a Vampire and I like to see you in a playboy bunny costume on Halloween XD lol

      • DarkLegacy

        Nice pic change. I was going to change pic to a different character but I can’t cause of my username lol

  • Azuardo

    Got Metal Gear Rising and Remember Me on EU PS+ this week. Haven’t played Remember Me yet but played MGR and love it! Swordplay is awesome and dare I say it, better than the MotionPlus of Skyward Sword.

    Started playing FF Tactics for the first time (PSP version). Will take me a while to get through it but should be more along the lines of what I’m looking for in a JRPG.

    Still always smashing out DOA5U (seriously, if you haven’t downloaded the free version of it on PSN, get on it), and started playing Inazuma Eleven 3 on 3DS.

    • 罪罰

      Skyward Swords swordplay got janky a lot of times lol

      • Azuardo

        Yeah, definitely wasn’t perfect at all. Was amazed at how accurate you can be in MGR.

        • 罪罰

          I love that game, I never get tired of it.
          RULES OF NATUREEE

    • McPoo

      MGR is pretty decent.

      Don’t get your hopes up for RM. It’s beautiful but oh so very boring :(

      • Azuardo

        Yeah, so I’ve heard. Will go in cautiously and with little hopes. Might be pleasantly surprised.

        • Elvick

          I liked it quite a bit. Combat is meh though (platforming too really). But the story was pretty spiff IMO. And the remixing of memories was awesome.

      • Gigus

        You! I’ve already turned one into qwertee and I’m trying to be hopeful. Thanks again for the response the other day.

        http://gematsu.com/2013/10/open-forum-067#comment-1096967620

  • KingNigma

    Bruh I hate when I have something to say in an upcoming open forum then forget what it was when it’s finally up.

  • Invisbin

    Next Gen hype is starting to hit me. I’ll add anyone that’s getting a Ps4 at launch with Kill Zone Shadow Fall. I’ll need Warframe buddies too! Kinda want to start a streaming team if anyone’s interested.

    • Blizzaja

      The first game I’m getting on PS4 is going to be Killzone Show Fall, because Killzone 2 was the first game I had on the PS3 and I want to try to make a Killzone tradition like that. I had lots of great memories with KZ2.

      I hope I can get the same with Shadow Fall!

    • Blizzaja

      I am getting the PS4 on launch, but I won’t be able to use it till December :[

      • DarkLegacy

        I’ll be getting mine day one along with Knack and Killzone

        • Blizzaja

          Knack looks great, but I’m still undecided on it.

          • DarkLegacy

            So you won’t be getting it?

            • Blizzaja

              I don’t think I’ll get it now, I’ll have to see more game-play and trailers before I can say for sure though.

              I haven’t kept up with it since E3 ended!

              • DarkLegacy

                Same here. I was busy watching KH3 trailer to E3 and D23 Expo

                • Blizzaja

                  Both KH3 and FFXV blew almost every other game off my radar!

                  • DarkLegacy

                    Yeah and my mind was blown when I saw them. And there was that one special question that kept saying to me “Does this mean we have to fight Sephiroth?” and I said “Yes”

                    • Blizzaja

                      I actually didn’t even know he was in any KH game till recently, I am not sure if he’ll be in KH3 though. It’s crazy just fighting him once!

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Well he was in KH1 and 2 and since we’re on the 3rd title then I’m sure we’ll fight him

      • Invisbin

        Nooooo :(

        • Blizzaja

          I know, it sucks!!

      • DarkLegacy

        By the way, I am getting PS4 on launch but I won’t be able to play until 25th December, so there’s my Xmas gift under the tree including the games Knack and Killzone

    • MrFinalgamer

      getting one in December since i don’t want to see the PS4 on the living room while trying to study…to much torture! getting Knack Killzone, and maybe AC IV

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    Waiting for Mahou Shoujo Madokda Magica movie 3: Rebellion.

    I’m a sucker for anything written by Gen Urobochi
    …Except Blassreiter, that was terrible.

  • shogunknight

    Saw this in USGamer, really funny.
    http://www.usgamer.net/articles/capcom-has-elevated-trolling-fans-to-an-artform

    Sega is considering making remakes and ports of their old games depending on fan feedback. I want Skies of Arcadia and Valkyria Chronicles….among others :(
    http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/24/sega-say-future-remakes-re-releases-depend-fans-want/

    Oh,
    New features for Ultra Street Fighter
    http://youtu.be/KrUcZyQUl6Y

    • Arcana Gear

      valkyrie chronicles was great, i really wanted to see a remake with bigger maps of VC2.

      • shogunknight

        Yeah, really loved that game. Would love a localisation for VC3

  • PrinceHeir

    bought Ace Attorney Dual Destinies!!!

    been enjoying a lot of ADV/VN games compared to the so called “Triple A” games nowadays.

    even though i only gotten recently to the series and has just finished the first game just NOW as of this writing.

    just finished the 5th trial of Ace Attorney DS(BC 3DS FTW!) and wow what a ending!!

    though it looks like there’s an extra trial, i’ll get to that ^^

    shame we didn’t get the Quiz DLC. though i wonder how really extensive the information we need to know about Japanese?

    one thing i didn’t like about the English release is they changed the names and made it americanized.

    after looking their original names on the wikia, it really reflects their personalities and gives you a clue on what kind of person they are.

    i don’t mind Phoenix Wright and Miles Edgeworth, but i also like their original names Ryuichi Naruhodo and Reiji Mitsurigi respectively.

    also should i get into the Layton games as well? i do feel like a crossover between Ace Attorney and Jake Hunter series would have been amazing though!

    • MrFinalgamer

      have not played AA yet ,but loved the movie! Layton is quite different from AA. in Layton it’s basically a mystery with a LOT of puzzles to do. seriously, when you talk to someone 9/10 it’ll be a puzzle, it’s a bit annoying, but the stories (especially on Layton 3, my favorite one in the series) are SO good!
      the first game is a bit…odd, thanks to the improvements of the sequels, but over all they’re IMO fantastic games.

    • new_tradition

      Also bought Dual Destinies and I think I’m about halfway through the second case. Over-all really enjoying the game so far ^^

  • PrinceHeir

    so i just won a contest last August 2013 and i won the doujin bundle.

    turns out, when i tried downloading it in the 1st week of October and said it expired.

    so i asked the contest maker if there’s something he can do.

    turns out, another win didn’t claim their prize so they just gave it to me instead(luck B-day present)

    so as i finished downloading and redeeming the bundle, i noticed despite using the new code, it says it was redeem in August 9, 2013 which was the same date

    as the old one. and to me surprise the old code also works!!

    so yeah i already redeemed all of the Desura and Steam codes from the new code.

    the old one which is originally from myself is left untouched so people can use this if you want!

    these are the games from the bundle(not every game had a desura or steam code, most are Direct downloads from the site)

    https://groupees.com/doujin

    Cafe 0~The Drowned Mermaid

    Desura: BMS4B-2XKUN-TP3ON-JAYL5-9MN04

    Comedy Club

    Steam: 9NNWD-9IGWZ-MYD4D

    41DD9-4AE82-DD597-EC095

    Croixleur

    Desura: 79FD7-28F00-8CF7C-4583B

    Dysfunctional Systems: Learning to Manage Chaos

    Desura: SJD5Z-HRUG6-8L411-RKRFE-H81LP

    Ether Vapor Master

    Steam: 9HEWL-N6N5V-29HM6

    Desura: 40770-99D25-DED7B-ED78E

    Pester Welcome to Bullet Heaven

    Desura: KD3KQ-KKMI1-BKIKT-1OJIW-WLUQS

    Satazius

    Steam: JXG3V-CL2RG-RLMH9

    Desura: 909F9-081E8-D2D17-1A4E5

    Charge! Human Tanks

    Desura: LAXW9-YVXNQ-GJGEG-SYONC-2MEZX

    this is where you redeemed the desura code once you created your free acount

    http://www.desura.com/gifts

    note the games above is NOT the whole bundle.

    if you want the whole bundle you can get it here

    Game

    http://depositfiles.com/folders/GXTP3L5IM

    here’s some OST

    http://depositfiles.com/folders/YLRY50DPI

    regarding the OST of Slime Vacation Wasteland. if you want to support her/him? then go to her website and buy some of her albums at ANY cost :P

    http://slimegirls.bandcamp.com/

    for Meishi Smile

    Meishi Smile

    http://meishismile.bandcamp.com/

    http://spazzkid.bandcamp.com/

    so this is a DRM free games with no steam or desura required. just install and your ready to play ^^

    i haven’t installed any of this yet, so feel free to tell me if there’s any problems etc.

    sorry i only uploaded to depositfiles since i have a gold membership and splitting it on media fire is gonna be a pain in the ass.

    why did i give this if you may ask? they are no longer selling the bundle any more so people might have missed out on some of these games.

    if you really want to support them, i suggest buying the new 2nd bundle

    http://groupees.com/doujin2

    it may not be as varied as the first one, but there are alot of good stuff there like Higurashi and so forth ^^

    hope you enjoy the share!

  • Ace

    I miss the good ‘ole days…

    • 罪罰

      うそだ

      • TheBlackRabbit

        lol i’m taking that pic of yours corn, :3

      • PrinceHeir

        love Kimi ni Todoke!

    • AdamBoy64

      I hope you have a great, fulfilling week this week.

      That way next week you can look on this week as being the good ‘ole days.

  • bloodiOS

    Anyone planning on any big purchase on the PlayStation Store to get that Get $10 for Every $50 Spent deal? I personally am going to skip that though, since it ends on the 29th. Instead, I decided to save up for Siren: Blood Curse, Fatal Frame, and Fatal Frame 2 on Horror Week (10/29-11/4) for a total of $14 (if you’re a Plus member.)

    It’s so strange, though. Even with Neogaf exploding with next-gen topics and only three weeks left to go, I still can’t fully believe that the next generation of consoles is pretty much right at the doorstep. It feels so unreal…

    Anyway, has anyone heard? Apparently the next-gen versions of Call of Duty: Ghost, NBA 2K14 are all pretty much 50GB?! Next-gen has barely started and we’re already looking at the future where multiple BD releases are probably going to be the norm, so crazy! And with next-gen forcing mandatory full-disc install (albeit being done in the background, Uncharted style), the stock 500GB stock HDD suddenly doesn’t seem nowhere near enough anymore. And I thought we’re moving to digital age, well, good luck with that! Man, I am probably not going to buy a PS4 until Seagate offers a good SSHD with high storage capacity for an affordable price.

    • Azuardo

      On a slightly related note that pisses me off – broadband speeds (certainly in the UK) are nowehre near fast enough to download the huge sizes of games coming out nowadays. It took me all of 10 hours to download and install the 19GB MG Rising on PS3 two days ago. When it takes you all fricking day to download a single game (which is small in comparison to some of these PS4/XB1 games!), game sizes have moved way too far ahead for internet speeds to catch up to them.

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

        It took me 10 hours to download Valhalla Knights 3, which is under 1GB, at the place I was staying in Wales this week. Some places aren’t very suitable for digital gaming!

        • Azuardo

          Haha I’m in Wales, but on the north coast, so thankfully not as bad as in some rural countysides lol. Either way, it’s just messed up.

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

            Heh, true! I was on the Llyn Peninsula, in a pretty rural area, and it definitely made me appreciate the relative speed back home!

    • Budgiecat

      With games like CoD Ghosts and Killzone having mandatory 50gb installs (even for retail copy), 500gb for a PS4 is simply not going to cut it.

      I really don’t understand this gen and the new one at all. Super huge data installs, pay for online, DRM, pay for endings, F2P (a woman in Japan spent 50K in one year on a Bravely Default PC browswer game…wut??), day one DLC, day one patching, developers running away to mobile phone game apps, PS4 Japanese launch delayed to Feb (what? thats crazy)

      • LordKaiser

        It almost seems to be done on purpose to push digital distribution in the future.

        It seems that companies don’t want us to own the games anymore and charge for services instead.

        • Budgiecat

          I didn’t really want to admit to that but it seems like it might be that way.

          Still…in order to download a 50gb game you need 100 minimum free space so its still a pain.

          Also the always online stuff that a lot of games on iOS have are really annoying and I hope that doesn’t seep over to consoles..

        • DrForbidden

          It isn’t ‘seems'; they would most certainly like to fully implement that if they could get away with it.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I think we might see developers try and cut down on how big games are. I agree though, large game downloads along with crappy internet is a huge hurdle for digital gaming.

      Honestly, it’s been a huge hurdle for digital period, it has been for years and continues to be. The internet providers are going to continue to fight it tooth and nail, they want to offer mediocre services and ask for high monthly prices.

      Some of us have no choice but to use them, if not, we have no internet at all. I’m stuck in a situation like that. I’d love to have Cable internet, but I can only get DSL here, from at&t to top it off. (Not a fan.) They have us and they know it.

      I think the worst part of my plan is my bandwidth cap. 150GB per month. It sucks when you download digital games, it adds up quickly. It’s just really annoying.

      This is one of the prime reasons physical media is going no where anytime soon. It’s here to stay, and I think some of the folks who argue for a digital only present day, should really try living in other people’s shoes. Take a week to experience how they have to live with the internet, I think they would quickly see how flawed a digital only present day would be.

      • bloodiOS

        One can only hope. But really though, for a shoddy looking FPS and a sport game to reach 50GB is just downright ridiculous! I actually thought about this for a bit and I think there must have been a lot of uncompressed assets, because these folks are not properly optimizing their games, more like not having enough time to. I can’t blame them though, I mean it’s the start of next-gen so third-party devs still have to work with making their games cross-gen. I imagine it must be hell to get all these different versions for various platforms out in time. Even then, remember how KZ:SF used to be cracking 50GB? Apparently, Guerrilla Games went back and optimize the hell out of it to reduce the size to 37GB for the final game. They even said that they’ll approach it more efficiently next time, too, so perhaps the future might not be looking too bleak yet.

        • $18114340

          There have been rumors that the reason why CoD: Ghosts is so huge is because NVidia told Infinity Ward to prepare the game such that it would look good at 4K resolutions on PC — that means huge, huge textures. IIRC, it was either the developers of Killzone: Shadow Fall or CoD: Ghosts that confirmed that the vast majority of the games’ huge storage requirement was mainly due to higher-quality audiovisual resources, primarily textures.

          Because of this, while I do think that it’s possible for the developers to optimize their assets and engines to be more efficient with minimal loss to quality, I’m also not confident this is going to happen because whether the game is 50gb or less, these games are always going to be developed on tight schedules that leave little breathing room, the lowest-common-denominator gamers will always be satisfied, and if anybody questions the insane storage requirements of these games the developers will always be able to defend them on the basis that the size requirements allow them to deliver the highest-quality graphical experience, and you can blame your ISP anyway.

          • bloodiOS

            That, right there, is the problem though. Putting textures that are meant for 4K into platforms that can only have the maximum output of 1080p for games is clearly improper optimization. I mean, it is a lot smaller in size for current-gen versions, isn’t it? So think about this: at this time, next year, they won’t have to worry about optimizing for current-gen consoles anymore, so they can instead properly determine what sorts of textures would be appropriate for next-gen consoles.

  • Budgiecat

    I beat Beyond Two Souls finally. Ah so refreshing to beat a game without getting distracted

    http://download.gamezone.com/uploads/image/data/1154987/article_post_width_Jodie_Holmes_Beyond_Two_Souls_naked.JPG

    P.S. Dark Souls II beta tomorrow night…..

    • KingNigma

      Ha I just played through that part. Didn’t matter if I had chicken curry in the oven I’m still making her shower.

    • Elvick

      My greatest regret in that game is wearing the dress.

      • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

        Huh?

        • Elvick

          Have you played the game? It’d make sense if you have.

          • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

            What about the “dress”?

  • Gigus

    This is starting to be less surprising and alittle more disappointing XD

    Hi Gigus!
    After reviewing your submission, ‘Minions Of Horror’, we’ve decided not to print your design at this time.
    To learn more about our approval process and why some designs might not be accepted, take a look at design guidelines.
    Don’t be discouraged! We appreciate every submission, and hope to see more designs from you in the future.
    Thanks,
    Art Design Team

    Anyways, I present to you “Minions of Horror” and “Boogie Busters”.

    • MrFinalgamer

      oh god i love that boogie man design! you’re quite good at this mate. you’ll find someone that’ll sell your stuff soon enough. just like parappa would say “I gotta believe”

      • Gigus

        Glad you liked the Oggie Boogie/Ghost Buster’s logo. I was gonna draw jack skellington sporting the Ghost busters uniform but it felt flat.

    • DarkLegacy

      I love Oogie Boogie design, it just makes me think that I should buy a shirt

      • Gigus

        I’m actually tweaking the design a bit. I’m adding some bugs since they are a big part to oogie. Thanks for the support!

        • DarkLegacy

          You’re welcome ;)

    • https://twitter.com/Panda_castro Panda

      Pretty good. Those yellow things look cute.

    • EX+

      How could they not print that design?

      • Gigus

        beats me :/ I guess they prefer professional artist. The letter came from teefury. I’ve submitted more to them and they keep rejecting me. I find it funny how they do it so fast now. I’ll turn it, six hours later a rejection letter. Guess my ideas are not good enough. I am trying to gain some credibility but it seems like they think I’m not acutally drawing this stuff because I have no internet art fame in the internet. Oh well, just gotta keep pushing.

        • EX+

          Yeah. Just keep trying. Like I said before, you have a talent. Keep pushing and you’ll achieve your goal.

          • Gigus

            I still can’t believe, two cute things I’ve drawn have been turned down. For goodness sakes minions dressed as 80’s/90’s horror icons and jack in the back like metal gear toy! WHY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! I think someone is jealous -___-…………………. Ok I think I’m getting ahead of myself and letting myself go narcissistic. Must not do that >.>

    • McPoo

      Looking good :) Think I prefer Boogie Busters, I’ll put some comments about them both below there. Bare in mind I’m not a graphic designer or anything! I do some work of the sort but it’s mostly advertising literature, nothing creative :p

      Tbh I can’t really fault the boogie busters design. I really like the look of it. THe only thing I’m not sure on is the font – is that the font used in one of the films? I’d have gone for something a bit more corporate looking, as they’re a business.

      The minions one, what about doing the fire extinguisher noise in White or light grey, to make it stand out a bit more? It sorta gets lost against the background. I’m not sure if it’s just the image but they look a little ‘flat’ too, I think. I’m not sure, I can’t really describe what I mean! I like the design and the idea of it though, minion Freddie looks awesome :p

      • Gigus

        Awesome! I’m glad you like it but what’s important to me is that you’re giving constructive criticism. It really helps out and its good to know you have advertising background cause I suck at doing text. Anyways, that is nearly the same kind of text.that was used in the movie posters. They used to look semi professional which I guess is intended. As for the minions, they look flat because they’re originally 3d characters. If you look at the Burton’s minions shirt on qwertee, they’re just as flat. I’m trying to figure out how to make’em pop more. I’m guessing I need to play around with shading since Freddy minion is on fire and it should cast some kind of shadow for Jason and Michael minion on the background. Thanks for the positive feedback and constructive criticism. To be honest the art was a bit rushed.

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

    Well, I got my copy of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma pretty early today. I only did challenges 1-20 with Terumi though. I’m taking a break to eat dinner at the moment, but it seems alright. I’ll probably be more hyped once Kokonoe comes out, haha.

    • Budgiecat

      I’m coming over save me a plate….

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

      Also, here’s the playlist for it:

      https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwny41v5iRDTCn5HuVmd6ZyCMFSlb_yDT

      It only has 1-20 of Terumi’s challenges right now though. I’ll try and clear 21-30 tonight. Just to reiterate though… I will NOT be uploading any story mode videos. Too many channels get shut down from uploading BlazBlue story mode videos, so I’m not going to take that risk.

      • Blizzaja

        I want some too!

    • Raiyu

      Why does this not have an English option :(

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

        Same reason a lot of English games don’t have a Japanese option?

        @w@

        • Raiyu

          I just don’t want to wait till next year :<

          • Arcana Gear

            neither me XD

    • 罪罰

      *looks at picture*
      *stares at Calamity Trigger box*
      You had potential my dear Brabru
      ;-;

    • Blizzaja

      I just finished watching #20, also what is your favorite character in CS or CSE?

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

        To be honest, I basically stopped after CT. Back then, I used Jin, then he got nerfed and I just felt lost. I tried to pick up Makoto in CS, but I couldn’t get the hang of all the charge stuff during combos. I would always release the Drive button too soon or hold it for too long, screwing it up.

        So yeah… I really don’t know WHO to play with right now, lol. I guess it’s kind of refreshing in a sense since I’m having to relearn the game mechanics on stick anyway, but still… I really have NO idea who to play ><

  • Raiyu

    Anyone getting Gundam Breaker? Thinking about importing now the Vita version is coming out.

    • Kayseur

      I’m waiting for importers’ reviews. Whether it’s playable or not without the online.

      • Budgiecat

        There was a beta you never played it?

        • Kayseur

          I tried the demo (which was the beta I think) but it’s just that I heard multiplayer was necessary in order to complete the later missions, as the AI couldn’t revive you in combat and that it was mandatory.
          Regarding the gameplay itself I’m fine with it, it’s really just the lack of online that bothers me (because I won’t find anyone to play local co-op with for sure).

          So maybe they tweaked the Vita ver. taking that into account (adjusting the difficulty or the AI), maybe not.

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

      Wat

      How do they already have it in English? :p

      • 罪罰

        they use watermelon magick

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        No one does. This is probably from a UK press event. =P

  • Gigus

    Zero

    Thanks again for commenting on my designs on the previous forums. I really appreciate it!

    For anyone else who is interested at looking at my drawings, please scroll through the comments to find them in this forum. Let me know what you guys think. I really appreciate the feedback. The gaming community here has really helped me push forward and continue on to pursue my career in graphics and design. Thanks!

    http://gematsu.com/2013/10/open-forum-067#comment-1096967620

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      You’re welcome! I really like it. I’m glad my feedback along with others has helped you. Seriously.

      By the way – You going to sell any of those shirts? Rather, have you made any deals or whatever needs to be done. I could see myself buying one. =)

      • Gigus

        Thanks. I really appereciate the feedback (starting to sound like a broken record already). I have one more request to ask of you. Knowing I have already been rejected again by teefury, I’d like you to view their previous tees and compare it to my designs. Do you think my designs can be in the same spotlight as them? full honest opinion please. I find it funny how they give me a rejection letter and review within 6 hours flat. Before it would take a day or two. I’ve already submitted “MOF and Boogie busters to another site and I’m awaiting feedback. I’m guessing they want professional artist rather than amateurs. Oh well, gotta keep pushing.

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          Sorry for the delay. I’ve been taking a look at the gallery on teefury.

          Hmm, kinda tough to describe the choices here. It seems like some are very complex with the idea behind the art, where others are incredibly simple.

          I really don’t like a few, but I think others look pretty good.

          It’s tough to compare. I think you have good designs that can easily go toe to toe with the competition.

          It seems like crossover ideas are popular, but you pretty much already did that.

          Just an idea, but I wonder if they would go with the minions of horror if you spiced up the background a bit? I say that because, they seem to have a lot of plain background shirts. I was thinking, perhaps they are just turning down designs with simple backgrounds right now? I’m not sure.

          Just some food for thought really. I hope this helps.

          • Gigus

            Thanks! Its good to know that someone thinks my art can be on the same level as them. As for my background, I was gonna let the fire do that with the ligthing. I am tweaking it now because I’ve jumped the gun in turning it in knowing I’ve went over the 6 colour limit they have.

  • EX+

    Hey guys, check this out.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GilM9AU3a8

    It should make you laugh a bit!

  • Tac-Mex

    So it looks like Call of Duty: Ghosts is running at 720p on Xbone and 1080p on PS4, it’s not like casual gamers will care about this but it confirms that Xbone is less powerful than PS4 and it was rushed

    • shogunknight

      You sure about this? I thought this hasnt been confirmed for X1 yet.

    • bloodiOS

      Well, while the gap exists, it is speculated that the problems currently lie in the drivers being inadequate and how inefficient the ESRAM right now. It’s especially worse for third-party devs because they are struggling to get their games out for various platforms in time, so proper optimization is more or less not a luxury that can not be afforded at the moment. So, really, it’s the PS4 that is undoubtedly more powerful, but given time to sort out the current problems, the XBO would at least be able offer much better results than it is now. The problem is, of course, given time, optimization for the PS4 would also become more efficient, so…

    • $18114340

      Considering that the property is being developed on an internal two-year cycle (which is a woefully short amount of time for “new engine technology”), isn’t platform-exclusive, and that the insane PC requirements point to the game being hilariously unoptimized, I’d be just as quick to attribute any technical faults to Infinity Ward as I would to the hardware the game is going to be running on. After all, launch titles are never going to be the kind of games that really understand and take advantage of the hardware.

      I’m sure Microsoft made some compromises with the Xbox One’s hardware but ultimately if developers don’t make the best of it then any technical problems are their fault too.

      • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

        “insane PC requirements point to the game being hilariously unoptimised”
        Call of Duty + PC + unoptimised = I can’t compute what’s what

  • MrKappa

    So Batman is out today and so far it seems disappointing, a technical mess which would have you believe amateurs programed the game and then no one play tested it.
    I didn’t want to be one of those people who bagged on the game just because Rocksteady wasn’t behind it but WB really screwed up on so many little things.

    • Gigus

      WB always screw things up. I’m a huge batfan and its disappointing to hear this. If WB focused on the game more rather than dlc, the game’s bugs would’ve been fixed.

    • Nice Boat

      Even without the bugs I heard the game has some problems like “Press X to win” and lack of interaction

  • MrFinalgamer

    so for anyone wondering how the friends list will be desplayed on other systems besides PS4…
    http://us.playstation.com/ps4/features/ps4-faq/

  • $18114340

    So I jumped on GameStop’s used console sale and snagged a used PS3 Slim 320gb for USD $149.99 with free shipping and a free $19.99 used game (plus tax). I picked Resonance of Fate. An hour and a half in so far and I’m liking it, but it’s making me realize why the JRPG is all but dead by the end of this generation. The game is pretty, but it’s not pretty “enough”. Those graphics cost money, and big budgets don’t really mesh well with what is essentially a niche genre in the context of the modern market. And yet, the quality of the audiovisual experience really should be tangential to this kind of game.

    I get the feeling that the game’s real audience — diehard RPG and Tri-Ace fans — probably felt as if the game’s systems were underdeveloped. It kind of shows. The structure of the game is a bit simplistic, and the game front-loads you with tutorials for its uniquely complex battle system from the start. Easily twenty minutes worth of (fun and informative, but tedious) tutorials there. It’s not accessible but I’m not sure if the game really has much depth to it after all, and I’ve heard that the game is not very long. The genre as a whole hasn’t really evolved much since the PS2 days, mostly because it really doesn’t need to evolve vertically so much as horizontally, but that also means that the shrinking market can’t really sustain modern games of this type if they require large budgets.

    Anyway, I’m pleasantly surprised that the PS3 came in such great condition, and I feel like I got a really good deal. Is the Playstation Network Store always supposed to be so sluggish? Hope the console isn’t actually internally in shit condition even though the outside looks basically untouched.

    • LordKaiser

      Well the excuse was that it was hard to develop for.. Since JRPs are mostly anime styled cel shading was mostly used and it worked because it has evolved with the time.

      • $18114340

        I’m not so sure if that’s really a valid excuse though. Square Enix showed off their engine chops with Agni’s Philosophy, and Tri-Ace has written papers and given presentations on the lighting technology they developed in games like The Last Hope and RoF.

        … and then, Square Enix never actually put their Luminous technology to use, and what, licensed Unreal tech instead? And now Tri-Ace makes mobile games.

        I believe that Japanese developers are more than capable of keeping up with the demand for HD graphics, but the horrible mismanagement that’s plagued their industry segment since the beginning of the generation (cough Sega, cough Capcom, cough Square Enix) as well as the shrinking hardcore JRPG market means that they don’t find it worth it to develop these kinds of games when they could be making shitty anime cash-ins, pachinko slot machines, or pay-to-win trading card games instead.

        • LordKaiser

          Yeah but at least RPGs especially JRPGs are the numerous of the Niche. Other genres like the SHMUP are in worse condition. R-Type was converted to RTS, Gradius news stopped coming and Sidequest Studios says Soldner X2 sold poorly.

          I say that the nishe genre that have the greatest chance to come back on consoles and evolve are the RPGs and if they don’t with the PS4 then they’ll never be.

          I do feel that the evolution of the battle system from turn based to more dynamic has turned things worse in some ways. Sometimes I buy old RPGs more cuz it’s I’m being able to play them on a relaxed state and that is something I can’t do with many RPGs today.

          For example in PS2 i was able to play Ar Tonelico 1 on relaxed state then Artonelico II changed that by having me to time the blocking of attacks against my reyvateil with a guitar hero like strings.

        • Budgiecat

          The poor sales from Microsoft’s early attempt to capture the HD JRPG market might have influenced some developers to just move over to the PSP since it basically used the same design architecture as the PS2; therefore less risk same reward to an audience in Japan that hadn’t even seen the PS3 yet (since it didnt come out yet), and was perfectly fine playing PS2 quality graphics games (since the PS2 was still rockin in 2005 way up to 2008-9). In 2006, the PS3 ‘had no games’ anyway (launch list was craaaap), so that didn’t help things along with the expensive devkits; and confusing architecture, really didn’t give incentive for devs to continue to try.
          Then Wii came out in 2007 using architecture pretty much on par with PS2 and Gamecube just with motion control gimmicks and that won the casuals over and it was a wrap cause by then, the PSP and DS were also doing really well in Japan.

    • Elvick

      I think you’re ignoring the fact that to push graphics, you need more money. Most JRPG developers are small and to risk everything just to appease some graphics whores, who would probably rather buy a FPS than a JRPG, is stupid.

      Especially when JRPG fans are typically smart enough to realize that they’re not working with 30+ million budgets. So we don’t expect that from them and are okay with what they put out. Which includes technical issues from some of them. Which hopefully on PS4 will be fewer, since it’s easier to develop for than PS2 and PS3 were.

      The PS Store is that sluggish. The old one was better. The store hangs on the processing of every download of something free for 3 minutes. So I either have to force quit and then wait the looooong start up time to continue, or wait it out impatiently.

      I suggest just using the web store.

    • DesmaX

      I would really advice you to use the browser version of the store:
      https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/

      And then you just put the content to download on your Download List. It’s way more convenient

  • EX+

    Did you guys hear that the PS4 version of FFXIV: ARR runs at 1080p native 60fps equivalent to the highest PC settings?
    I was really excited when I heard that, because ARR is an online game with pretty decent graphics. Imagine what they could do with FFXV and KH3 on the PS4. I can’t wait to hear about that! Also, I decided to look over some FFXV interviews and Nomura said that they’re still improving the graphics on that game… my body is ready.

    • Arcana Gear

      you know, i still dont think these titles will push the ps4 capabilities to the max, i mean im every generation we only see what the consoles are really capable at the end…. and i’m more worried with FFXV than excited, with that much money that they are puouring in it, what are their sales expectations? we learned from TR that SE arent very good with sales forecast……

      • EX+

        I can tell that SE might be expecting 5-7 million units sold. While I think it’s a possibility, it’s not gonna happen straight off the bat.
        I’m really not worried about FFXV. I tend to think of it as a Nomura game. Not because it isn’t turn based (in fact I’m ecstatic that it’s real time, much cooler than turn based), it’s because the games that Nomura directs are just… better. He’ll find a way. You shouldn’t worry :D. Especially with KH3. That shit’s gonna sell like hotcakes.

      • Budgiecat

        2006/2007 PS3 titles look like poo compared to the stuff thats out now on PS3…

    • Budgiecat

      Still there’s clipping and ghosting and pretty basic and dull animation which is basic for MMO design theres no getting out of that

  • SolarisSpell

    I usually like to make rankings of the things I like. Being close to the release of new consoles, I was thinking about the best of this generation. It’s probably not a good idea to talk about the best game as many factors are different depending of the gamer, so I was thinking about the game that gave me the best experience.

    My no1 of this generation was Crisis Core. Such a great game :)

  • DrForbidden

    I completed Beyond: Two Souls over a week ago but haven’t had time to comment on it till now. I found the plot cliched and the story lagged in a couple of places, but my experience with it was enjoyable overall, despite the flaws. I was impressed by the facial modelling, and you can tell they spent a lot of time on the lead characters. Combat gameplay was a little hard to see at times, but you don’t actually lose in this game for the most part anyway. Certainly an interesting, story-driven experience, but I understand why some may be hesitant to pay $60 for it.

  • Arcana Gear

    So excited for BB CP, shame that i only will buy it when released in US, and kokonoe theme was posted on youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=9nvjZs6g8ws

  • EX+

    Alright guys, EX is gonna watch some of that anime. Now the question is, what anime? Suggestions?

    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

      Is it “sexy”?

      • Gigus

        Hmm…. sexy anime….. Hmmm……

        • Arcana Gear

          quenn bla-*shoot*

          • Gigus

            Queen’s blade XD. Nah over sexualized. I’d rather watch the remastered Evangelion. I’m actually liking it. I don’t really understand the hate its getting. I have noticed there are some parts cut out but it ain’t that bad. Unfortunately, I can’t watch any anime. I’m too angry, so I’m playing some (free) hotline miami. The game is extremely challenging and pretty fun. I’m inspired by its 8 bit-ness. You might see some Evangelion or Hotline Miami art from me soon. I must unleash my anger. *wears horse mask*

            http://mcphee.com/shop/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/h/o/horse_head_mask.jpg

            • Arcana Gear

              everyone is talking bout hotline miami these days, make me curious….. and when i’m angry i like to play fighting games, i just pick my nu and proceed to beat the computer on a endless loop in training mode.

              • Gigus

                You should play it if you have US plus account. I never liked it due to its hyper violence and the nonsense I was hearing about the story. After playing it, I really enjoy it. It feels like actual old school gaming. The story is a little like fight club with its own twist. I recommend playing it on the vita.

            • bloodiOS

              How about working on arts involving having deep conversations with one’s id, ego, and superego? Like how it is in Hotline Miami.

              • Gigus

                Thats a good idea. I’ll keep that in mind. I’m still trying to figure out how to draw pixel art. Its confusing as hell. I might as well just lower res on my drawings to make it easier because thats what it seems like when it comes to vector drawing.

          • Kobracon

            Seikon no Quas-*dodge bullet* HAH! You can’t kill teh sexy, babeh!

        • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

          *slurps*

          • Gigus

            Eww >.>

            • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

      • EX+

        It could be…

        • DarkLegacy
          • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

            I had noticed the word “sora” in a section of the “lyrics”…

            • DarkLegacy

              Is it alright if you show me a screenshot of it? Just pause the vid where you saw my name and I’ll look at it

              • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                Screenshot:

                • DarkLegacy

                  I think this turns out that I’ll be watching this

            • Arcana Gear

              sora means sky so i dont think that it seems far fetched.

    • Arcana Gear

      this year i’m left out of anime background, so i only know old stuff…..

      • EX+

        Fire away. I like a huge variety if anime.

        • Arcana Gear

          besides the know ones like Code geass, clannad, angel beats, kill la kill(the only one of this season), jojo bizarre adventure, one piece, death note, love hina, Full metal alchemist, fairy tail……

          I would recommend some hiddem gems

          Gurren laggan

          Beelzebub(i only saw the manga, but if is as good as it, it’s hilarious)

          Higurashi (suspense/mystery anime, only gets great at the middle of the season, but when it geets good, it gets really good)

          Hataraku Maou-Sama(great comedy anime with lot of references to things like harry potter, later ir begins to have some battle scenes, but i recommed for the comedy)

          baka no test (only see the manga, but if the anime is as hilarious as it, you have to see it)

          Ouran high school club (comedy, the only shoujo that i can see cau e it doesnt have any love plots that many shoujo have, seriously one of my prefered)

          toradora (comedy, it’s one of my prefred, luv comedy that it’s good, rare these days)

          • EX+

            I might not show it all the time on Gematsu, but I love laughing. So I’ll check out Toradora and Beelzebub. Thanks :D

            • Anime10121

              Toradora isnt STRAIGHT comedy…its a romcom (romance comedy) and it CAN and WILL hit you with the feels. However, its one of, if not THE best romcom you’ll probably ever watch so enjoy it :)

          • Kobracon

            OURAAAAAN! Loved that show back in high school!

            • Arcana Gear

              yep, it really makes me laugh so much that my sides really hurts XD

    • Kobracon

      KILL LA KILL! But thats only if you love Over the top anime with non-stop action (like literally non-stop, just watch the first MINUTE of eps 1)

      If you want something with more plot or characters, Kyoukai no Kata. Amazing animation and some pretty good fights and interesting characters.

      And if you are a adult but still a child at heart, give Samurai Flamenco a try!

    • Anime10121

      I know you probably already know about Kill la Kill, so I’m gonna recommend something on the other end of the spectrum…Little Busters + Little Busters Refrain! Its another Key VN turned anime and I’m loving it :)

  • EX+

    So, I heard that there’s a BF4 PS4/XBO comparison video coming up on the 29th. The guy who’s going to posting it said that we’ll be surprised as to which one looks better… He also said he’s going to be comparing the PS4 MP to the XBO SP.
    We all know that SP usually has better graphics than MP… so could the surprise be that the PS4 MP actually looks better than the XBO SP?

    • Gigus

      I can careless which next-gen version looks better as long as none of them look like the beta crap I’ve played on both the 360 and ps3.

    • bloodiOS

      With SP vs MP being one of the key factors, that is the only way I can interpret it. I’m not even going to be considering purchasing Battlefield 4 until their Premium Edition is available though.

    • Arcana Gear

      what matters what system have the better capacities if none of the early to mid gen games will be able to use all of it? only a game or two will have noticeable differences, the ones who are really AAA, maybe FFXV and some western games with big budget, cause i’m more a rpg fan this wont matter much to me, what will matter is what games will be in each console, soo next gen is pretty much wii u and P4 for me.

      • bloodiOS

        I don’t know about launch and early titles but mid-gen games? These systems are much easier to develop for (or at least one of them anyway), in comparison to last gen, so we’ll probably see differences happening pretty soon. There probably are already differences though, with inside sources pointing out the PS4 version of COD:G will run at 1080p@60fps while the XBO version will only run at 720p@60fps, effectively pushing more than twice the amount of pixels that will be displayed on the screen.

        • Arcana Gear

          OK maybe in mid titles we begin to see the difference, and we finally can state what console is more powerful, but like i said before i dont care much, cause almost all my games wont push to the limit.

  • bloodiOS

    So, Persona fans, are we going to be happy?

    http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/10/25/persona-director-the-fans-will-be-happy-about-upcoming-info-on-persona-teaser-website/

    • Arcana Gear

      depends… if it’s just a P3 re release i will be meh (the info will be released very close to the new ilm) if it is P5 i will die from hype if it’s a remake from older games/new spin off i will be excited.

    • Gigus
    • EX+

      I have a feeling…

    • MrFinalgamer

      P5 on vita would finally give me a reason to finish all of my backlog in it XD.
      but i would love to have a remake of P1, and P2 (since EP was my first back then =3)

    • Budgiecat

      If P5 ends up being a mobile phone game or 3DS or Vita handheld I will destroy 75% of this planet with a huge ki blast of anger

  • Arcana Gear

    So here is 66 screenshots of the Vita tv, what you think?

    http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/10/25/new-info-and-66-pictures-of-the-ps-vita-tv-surface-ui-remote-play-looks-on-4k-tv-power-brick-and-more/

    i think that GE2 on a tv looks gorgeous.

  • Gigus

    I’m tired. I think Imma go take nap. I will leave you guys with a teaser though. I’ve been working on this for weeks and I just stopped working on it last summer. I’m not really sure why I didn’t finish it. Maybe I’ll get back to it once I’m comfortable drawing faces more. I’m pretty sure you guys are tired of seeing my cartoony work, so lets see if I can accommodate the masses rather than myself

    • http://writtendusk.blogspot.ca WrittenDusk

      Hi Gigus,

      This is my first time commenting on any sites at all, so im a little confused as to where I should reply, lol. Anyways as a fellow amateur artist aiming for a profession in the industry I can’t help, but want to help you out.

      Although I have yet to submit things anywhere, I do have a good art background so I hope my advice could help you.

      Firstly, this image looks great, but you might want to watch you lines a bit more. The lines near the shoulder, waist, and the chest areas lack in volume. Try to draw it so that it shows the body figure from under the clothes. Other than that it looks fine, and the folds in the clothing looks great.

      Next is your request for comparison to teefury. Honestly I have a lack of knowledge in tee-shirt design, but I’ll comment on what I can. The main reason for your “minions of horror” to be rejected might be the fact that you had more than 6 colours which seems to be the limit on the design guidelines of the site. Also based on the composition of the “minions” tee-shirt you might want to move the mask on the ground. It seems out of place to an otherwise symmetrical composition. Your focus is on the center minion so with the stray mask to the side you kind of created a separate emphasis(?). “Boogie Busters” has less impact compared to the minions and you might want to try to add even more originality into it to separate it from similar designs out there. Changing it’s expression may also help, because he is smiling while he is being confined. Compared to the designs of the site, there is a sense of refinement that is missing from your designs. I think it could be the a lack in lighting and/or atmosphere in the picture. Like for the minions you could spend some colour to show the fire casting light onto the two neighboring minions, something like that. But keep in mind not to go over board when shading, this is the most challenging part; too much will change the art style.

      Sorry for typing so much. Hope this helps, and best of luck.

      • Gigus

        Thanks for the post and advice. These are the constructive comments I’ve been looking for, and I really appreciate the big feedback you’ve given me.

        I have noticed I’ve broken a few guidelines on the shirt so I’m tweaking the design a bit more. As for “Boogie busters”, I won’t be turning that in because of how flat it is. I am working on it now but I’m losing interest because I feel that there are too many nightmare before christmas shirts on all the sites I go to. As for the little sketch I posted earlier, you are right about the linings and that could be the very reason why I stopped drawing it. I’ve noticed I haven’t gotten the proportions right also because his body is facing a certain way. The art being unfinished is also a problem XD. I know if I added the detail it needs, his body wouldn’t look so weird.

        Thanks again for the feedback and I apperciate the help. Now I have a request. I wanna see some artwork from you. Please post! :)

        • http://writtendusk.blogspot.ca WrittenDusk

          I’m by no means experienced, lol. I’m still learning plenty from others and discovering things myself. I believe you’ve probably seen my first ever contest entry already on Gematsu, lol. It was #10 on the Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix Art Contest.

          Here is the link: http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/KH-Art-Contest_010.jpg

          I didn’t do too well, but it was a great learning experience. I got some great constructive comments from that, and I highly recommend you to participate next time.

          Tell me what you think about my entry. You can’t have enough constructive criticism, lol.

          • Gigus

            To this day, I’m still confused to how #3 won. Anyways, back to your kh entry. Its nice, you just have a few inconsistencies with Sora’s background and the character drawing itself.
            The keyblades being stuck on the ground is very reminiscent to the keyblade graveyard world but then your background is hallowbastion, which might cause some confusion on where he is.
            Another problem I have is the character. Its mainly not your fault but nomura’s. You drawing Sora in Cloud’s attire makes it seem like I’m just looking at Cloud. Mashing up the two is pretty hard because of how much they look alike at that angle. They both have that weird side ways triangle spike hair-doo on the back of their heads. You could have added alittle bit more of sora’s clothing style to make it seem more like sora.
            You could have also changed the keyblade in his hand because there is an identical one lodged into the ground. The fenrir keyblade would’ve been nice.
            Overall still a nice drawing. It should have been number 2 if you asked me. I’m still very bothered by how he won because I was very confused on what he tried to convey on the artwork.
            Maybe in his next contest I’ll enter but thats not guaranteed XD.
            I do have another question for you. Even with the inconsistencies you picked out of my artwork, did you like “Minions Of Horror”? You liking it still matters to me as much as receiving constructive criticism. I find it important because if people don’t like it, why work on something people don’t like?

            • http://writtendusk.blogspot.ca WrittenDusk

              Thanks for the great advice, those are some points that will definitely help with future creations.

              I like the idea of “Minions of Horror” a lot. Its shows off the minions well and I could definitely imagine it as a tee-shirt. But it is missing something to completely draw me in. I think it will benefit from some depth, try playing with the perspectives some more. Oh and you might have noticed already, but one of the arms of the minion in blue is at its waist. If you haven’t already you might want to move it back to the shoulders.

              Hope this helps.

              Now if you really want an opinion from me as a consumer if I’d buy it or not, then I don’t think I would help because I’m not big on printed clothing in general.

              • Gigus

                lol I just noticed the arm thing yesterday. And no worries on you not liking printed clothing. As long as you understand the concept of the shirt design, I’m ok with that.

                I’ve also noticed something on the keyblade sora is holding. The mickey charm is a bit off. The head of the charm should be more circular like the one lodged into the ground. You could’ve also colored in the keyblades to add more color to the heavy black thats being used.

                I’m kinda curious. Did you hand draw your kh entry first or did you do it all on adobe illustrator? As for me I just do everything on illustrator. I really hate redrawing them on illustrator because its time consuming.

                Again thanks for the feedback and I’m glad you appreciated mine. Hopefully you’ll do more art here in the open forums. You’ll get more feedback. Just don’t be surprised if someone downvotes you because they didn’t like your art and they fail to comment on why.

                • http://writtendusk.blogspot.ca WrittenDusk

                  I do hand draw mine before ever going through the computer. I have drawn on paper for a long time so drawing straight on the computer is challenging even with a graphics tablet. I typically draw a good rough on paper, scan it in and then line and colour on computer.

                  Funny thing is that I decided to leave colouring the keyblades out because I was running out of time, lol.

                  I have noticed recently that drawing things in one go and only improve on top of what is done isn’t the best way to do things. I’ve been told many times about this, but didn’t consider it enough. But after really taking time to do roughs to get poses and proportions right, then starting clean again with the other pages as reference really helps.

                  Its best not to be afraid to redo any ideas from the scratch again. Also I’ll take your advice and post a pencil sketch I did practicing dynamic poses recently.

                  Thanks for your feedback as well. Hope to see more of your artwork!

                  http://writtendusk.blogspot.ca/2013/10/pencil-sketch-dynamic-pose.html

                  Edit: The image didn’t come up, so I posted a link instead. Hope this is okay.

                  • Gigus

                    I have not drawn on paper in a while. Believe or not I only started drawing a year and a half ago. I am transitioning back on paper because some people do not believe I can draw. I’d like to show you some of my physical art but I can’t find my binder. Expect a drawing soon though.

                    As far as drawing method goes it varies. My illustrator professor always stresses this out and its that everyone has their own way of drawing and transitioning from physical hand drawn art to vector art. There is no wrong way, and I’ve been following that teaching ever since.

                    I wouldn’t say I do my art in one go. Of course I do rough drafts/sketches/finals. I’m just doing it all in one form to reduce transition time. I have no fear of transitioning, I just don’t have a lot of time to sit in front of a computer.

                    I’ve already seen your sketch and I like it. If you are going to finalize on it, just becareful with whatever details you do add. sometimes just adding color to your sketch is the only thing you need. I love how you’ve drawn his hand. The proportions are awesome. You need to becareful with clasping or closed fist hands though. If you look at his finger’s, they all look like the same size. It still better than what I can do though. I hate drawing hands -__-.

                    Again thanks and till next time, keep drawing.

    • MrFinalgamer

      well Gigus, looks like you have found yourself a master (you know, WrittenDusk…)

      • Gigus

        Master not really sure about that. An older experienced colleague would fit. If he lets me see his art, I could call him teacher maybe.

  • EX+

    Check out this analysis vid for the KH3 D23 expo trailer:

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

  • DarkLegacy

    Finally I completed GTA V and it took me weeks to finish it. And now once PS4 is out, I’ll be playing Killzone

  • GhostNomad

    Just started my preload for Battlefield 4 (PC) and it’s 25GB. Assuming this is the full game, I’m wondering if this’ll be about the same size as the next-gen console versions, and if so, did other devs who got close to/cracked 50GB just add a HELL of a lot more content, or did they just do an awful job at optimizing their games?

    • MrFinalgamer

      they probably didn’t optimize the game

  • LordKaiser

    Guys I just arrived now to my home. When the Dark Souls 2 Beta start?

    • EX+

      For PS+ Members, Oct 27. Not sure about normal PSN users.

      • LordKaiser

        I managed to download the skeleton software. It says that the previous version of the game is not installed so i guess it will work tomorrow. (I hope)

    • Willgaea

      It starts today at 11pm PDT. He gave you wrong information. You have to had already have downloaded the beta client already. ALso it’s not for PS+ members. I have now idea where he’s pulling his info from.
      http://beta.darksoulsii.com/us/schedule.html

      • Arcana Gear

        yeah, i picked a code for the beta but it’s a bad hour for me, i´m feeling kinda bad of depriving someone of the experience :V

      • Azuardo

        In Europe PS+ members can download the beta.

      • LordKaiser

        Ok then it’s about to start for me. I’m on eastern time.

  • Wolf Star

    Anyone’s excited for PS4?? 2 weeks people!! ^^

    • Arcana Gear

      even though i am not buying it, i trust gematsu and siliconera to keep me informed and both communities too to hear their toughts, so yeah i’m excite.

      • Wolf Star

        Ok that’s good. ^^

        • Arcana Gear

          ^.^
          And when i say i’m not buying it it’s at launch, clearly i will want the console with most jrpgs =D

          • Wolf Star

            PS3 still is having a lot of JRPG in 2014 :) also it’s good to wait :) we will get JRPG games eventually on PS4 ^^

    • DarkLegacy

      Yep. But I’ll be putting it under the tree as a Xmas gift lol

      • Wolf Star

        lol nice :D

        • DarkLegacy

          I know. I had to have a Xmas treat otherwise I don’t know what my Christmas would’ve been like without gifts

          • Wolf Star

            True true, you need something under a Christmas tree. PS4 is great place to be there
            Lol.

            • DarkLegacy

              And a few games too

              • Wolf Star

                Yeah :) awesome games ^^

                • DarkLegacy

                  By the way, have you heard that PS4 hasn’t got any wallpapers that we can use as a background?

                  • Wolf Star

                    That’s what I heard. If Vita can do the background wallpapers then why not Ps4??

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Don’t forget, PS3 did background wallpapers too

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      Yes!

                    • DarkLegacy

                      You do know that since PS4 doesn’t get wallpaper, I would see this as bad news. I had a KH theme that I was going to save as a background to use but now I won’t be able to

                    • Wolf Star

                      True :3

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      :)

                    • Wolf Star

                      :)

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      =D

                    • Wolf Star

                      X3

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      “X3″

                      Huh?

                    • Wolf Star

                      idk lol random I guess haha

                    • DarkLegacy

                      And now since PS4 doesn’t get wallpapers, I won’t be able to use my KH theme as a background

                    • Wolf Star

                      Ikr?? now what?? :/

                    • DarkLegacy

                      I don’t know

                    • Wolf Star

                      Ps4 games?? :D FF15 and KH3 :)

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Yes :D

                    • Wolf Star

                      Me too :3

  • Kobracon

    So courtesy of the Capcom Sale on PSN, I am currently going through an AWESOME nostalgia trip coz I bought Breath of Fire 4 and Godhand. So much memoires with these, and they STILL hold up!

    Playing Godhand again reminded me of MGR:R alot. They difficulty in both of those seem just right. If MGR:R had escalating difficulty that adapted to how well you did, it woulda been EVEN better!

  • bloodiOS

    So, as it turns out, the PS4 doesn’t force mandatory install, only caches data in background! So I guess this means that for those who buy retail/physical copies, you won’t have to worry about storage management, at least not as much as those who decide to go digital. That’s it for the good news, now comes the bad one: the PS4 does not support user customized themes!

    http://www.gamepur.com/news/12566-new-ps4-details-automatic-caching-games-not-install-voice-commands-without-.html

    And in case anyone wonders, yes, you can still choose to install the data from disc to HDD. Just remember that the data don’t auto-delete like caches.

    https://twitter.com/yosp/status/373351063358672896</blockquote

    • Arcana Gear

      the first thing is great for me cause i like to collect retail titles ^.^
      The second is kinda sad…. but isnt like i use user costumized themes… but is sad the same way.

    • MrFinalgamer

      with every good thing comes a bad one i suppose.
      quite happy that there’s no mandatory install, but if that’s the case, what’s the point of installing stuff to the HDD?
      also voice commands with the DS4…that’s interesting i suppose, i’ll at least give it a shot. but no custom themes…that’s disappointing. i love my KH theme, oh well.

      • bloodiOS

        Well, it gradually copies data (in the background) onto the HDD to utilize the quicker access times. So, when you reload during the course of the gameplay, it would be faster in comparison to when you first boot up the game. It also puts less strain on the disc drive, as oppose to having to read data from disc all the time. But cache is cache, and it will erase itself once you quit the game. The only way to make sure that you have quick access time from start to finish, ultimately minimizing data reading from disc, is to manually install the game onto the HDD (which will stay there until you choose to delete it.)

    • LordKaiser

      If it has 8GB of GDDR5 RAM then why it needs cashing the data on the hard drive?

      The more I hear, the less I care to jump in so soon.

      • bloodiOS

        I’m pretty sure it caches the whole disc.

        • LordKaiser

          Anyway I’ll take it as 50GB of reserved system space.

          • bloodiOS

            -EDIT- No, wait. I think I misunderstood you. I’m pretty sure there isn’t any “reserved” space (which I believe you meant something along the line of an isolated space that is exclusive for caching.) It would only cache data when there is enough space left to do so, otherwise the system would just read the data off the disc.

            • LordKaiser

              So it’s like virtual memory of sorts but I wonder why this is necessary. 8GB of GDDR5 is not enough? I don’t even use 6MB on my PC from 6GB of DDR3 and it’s system managed size.

              • bloodiOS

                Well, moving data from HDD to RAM is still faster than from disc to RAM. Fast RAM means nothing if data takes a long time to stream from disc.

                • LordKaiser

                  7200 rpm or more it does but still IDK why it’s mandatory.

                  This is a non issue if it’s only 50 of 500 and if the PS4 supports SSD this will be extremely good (but expensive with a similar size drive..)

                  • bloodiOS

                    It doesn’t matter if it’s mandatory or not does it? It does the caching in background (aka stealth install) so you can just play games normally. I do have to say that SSD isn’t recommended for PS4 due to caching though, the continuous writing and deleting data will kill off the SSD real fast.

                    • LordKaiser

                      No that fast but yes SSD have a write limit. SSD are a relative mature technology in comparison to hard drives that are pretty mature but I’m confident that durability of SSDs will increase with the time. Hard rives suffer a lot from mechanical failures also especially the ones that have too many plates.

                      I found a interesting article here about the issue:

                      http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-reliability-failure-rate,2923.html

                    • bloodiOS

                      It’s still so much more expensive though, so unless the technology somehow becomes more durable than it is now, I still think it’s not a good risk to invest in. I’m just sticking with Seagate’s SSHD at the moment. I might consider the option though, if the PS4 happens to utilize SATA III.

                    • LordKaiser

                      Lol only the wealthy have the luxury of using this:

                      http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-adapter-Internal-CT960M500SSD1/dp/B00BQ8RGL6/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1382825993&sr=8-12&keywords=SSD

                      on their PS4. If I get a PS4 I will use the initial drive unless it’s slow 5400 RPM that I won’t want in my PS4.

                    • bloodiOS

                      I’m highly positive the stock drive is a cheap 500GB 5,400 rpm drive.

    • Budgiecat

      Awesome. Bout time they did this…

  • EX+

    I’ve been thinking… I would like the KH universe to expand. Mainly on it’s own.
    Of course, Disney should still be a major part of the series, but imagine if Sora and Riku has rivals who trained under a completely different master with weapons that can store souls. Thoughts, especially from you @Anime10121 :p

    • Anime10121

      Sorry for the late response (havent been on the internetz much these last couple days), but my thoughts :P

      Honestly? I’d really like that after KH3. I’d honestly prefer for it to go its own way after the “Seeker of Darkness trilogy concludes”. Now dont get me wrong, I <3 Disney and all of the characters associated with them, but the Kh universe has built up a large enough lore/world to be able to stand on its own now, without the Disney, without the Final Fantasy. It could have more original worlds like Twilight Town, Traverse Town, Land of Departure, etc! I'm cool with Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Yensid staying, but yeah, I'd like for it to go into its own thing…

      But then again, it'll never happen, as KH is Disney's property (its probably about a 80/20% slit where Disney owns the majority share), and they'd NEVER let KH go without the Disney. Not to say that I dont like the Disney worlds, as I do, I even feel they're a part of the magic that "makes Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts".

      So all that said….I dunno, I'd like KH to do its own thing, but it'd also probably lose some magic without the Disney, so my inner thoughts are conflicted about this :/

      • Budgiecat

        Disney part owns it so I dont see that happening

      • EX+

        Nice!
        I also have predictions as to why Xion, Namine, Terra, Aqua, Ventus and Roxas could return.
        Remember when Ansem was talking to Riku at the end of DDD?
        ‘Those who hold precious thing’ referring to Namine, as she had control over Sora’s memories, which is considered one of the most important to him.
        ‘Even an empty puppet’ referring to Xion, as she was constantly called a puppet by Saix and even Diz.
        ‘Whether they fell into Darkness’ referring to Terra as he let Xehanort trick him, leading to his downfall to the Darkness
        ‘Or whether they were trapped there’ Referring to Aqua as she was trapped in the Realm of Darkness after BBS.
        ‘Whether they sleep in the darkness of Sora’s heart’ Referring to Roxas as he claimed to be a denizen of the dark.
        ‘Or whether the were welcomed to the warmth of it’ Referring to Ventus, as he was lead to Sora’s heart twice in BBS.

        • Anime10121

          Yep, those exact quotes are the reason I KNOW Roxas and everyone else will be brought back, their own hearts in tow! Its why I simply laugh in my head at the people who argue that Roxas IS Ventus and that Roxas coming back would be a retcon and/or go against the story told so far. It simply means they skipped out on another important entry because it was on a handheld, or they just didnt pay attention to what Ansem was really saying because their brains were melted by the clusterfuc* that was Xehanort and his “time travel” :P

          Man KH3 just makes me so excite :D

          • EX+

            Same here!

            Do you think we should get more playable characters?

            Because I have an idea.

            Maybe the story can have 5 different arcs.

            The first arc consists of Sora, Donald, Goofy, Riku and Mickey. We should be able to switch between these two parties in the first arc.

            The second arc consists of Roxas, Lea and Xion, which have unfinished business with Xemnas. Especially Roxas. He was mega pissed at Xemnas after Xion dissapeared

            The third arc should include Ventus, Terra and Aqua, who have to kick Vanitas’ ass for payback.

            The fourth arc should have Sora, Riku and Kairi. In the end, they should fight either Ansem (the heartless) or Young Xehanort
            The fifth arc should feature Sora, Ventus and Roxas, all stepping up to defeat Xehanort.
            Sora should really evolve in KH3 though. Maybe Riku could teach him how to utilize the power of darkness a bit more. And his fighting stance should change, to show a bit of progression in terms of age and skill.
            I also think that Noctis should make an appearance. What do you think?

  • bloodiOS

    So, I’ve been wondering since it’s been close to four years now but what in the world happened to this?

    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=3977

    They really should hurry that up, because games are most definitely going to go above 50GB.

    • MrFinalgamer

      if they don’t hurry with that, it could very well mean the “glorious” return of disc swapping.

      • bloodiOS

        I’m pretty sure even with that, disc-swapping is unavoidable (for RPG and such), especially toward the latter half of this gen.

      • Arcana Gear

        i loved the games being multi disc, owing a Final Fantasy with four discs felt… awesome.

        • Azuardo

          Ha, I loved that feel, too. It always felt like you had a massive game on your hands. Good times.

          • Arcana Gear

            yup good times… *remember all ps1 gems*
            yep they were really good times.

  • bloodiOS

    Can we believe the words of Jeremy Conrad?

    https://twitter.com/ManaByte/status/394198083438792704
    https://twitter.com/ManaByte/status/393784060465537024
    https://twitter.com/ManaByte/status/393836725715230721

    • Tac-Mex

      Microsoft and Activision haven’t said anything about the resoution, they even told Albert Penello that he didn’t need to know the resolution of COD, so yeah, it looks pretty legit that those games are running at 720p.

      Casual gamers won’t care though however for a console that is 100$ more expensive than the competition and can’t handle 1080p, it’s pretty pathetic.

    • EX+

      It’s most likely true that the XBO is running all these games at 720p. Now, here’s my question: How? How is the XBO running COD ghosts (which looks like a last gen game) at 720p but Ryse at 900p native? It doesn’t make sense to me. Because Ryse has much better graphics.
      BF4 is also said to be running at 720p. It does not bode well for the XBO. I mean, casuals couldn’t care less about grfx and resolution, but it’s really pathetic that launch games aren’t running at 1080p native. Optimization still has to be done for the PS4 and XBO, so I think the XBO will give 900p upscaled to 1080p games and the PS4 1080p Native games throughout the gen.

    • GhostNomad

      Judging by what I’ve been reading around the internet, it seems like Xbone’s Ghosts is gonna be at 720p. One site suggests that they may be working very hard to fix that via patch as soon as possible, but I mean…. It’s CoD. There’s gonna be one next year, so I doubt they’re gonna put forth some incredible time and effort.

      To be fair, there’s a reason why I don’t work as a game dev, so I could be in the wrong with my limited knowledge :D

  • EX+

    According to CBOAT, the COD 720p issue is just the beginning of the XBO’s problems.

    • Tac-Mex

      Yeah, it seems that Xbone was rushed, they didn’t think that Sony would release their console this year, so now they are paying the price, anyway i don’t care too much about the Xbox brand to be honest.

      • EX+

        Neither do I, but it’ll be an interesting gen.
        But I will say that if running a last gen looking game like COD Ghosts is only the beginning of the issues then I’m not sure I want to know what happens next.

        • Tac-Mex

          The Ride Never Ends

    • bloodiOS

      You should see this post from bishoptl:

      http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=87585064&postcount=435

      “A myriad of other technical issues”, he said.

      • GhostNomad

        These last few weeks just before the release are gonna be pretty damn interesting, that’s all I’m getting out of this.

      • EX+

        A myriad of technical issues… I smell a next gen sequel of the RROD. But when he said myriad… oh boy, I don’t even want to think about it.
        On top of all this, you can bet MS will re-implement DRM when they sell enough units.

        • MrFinalgamer

          i don’t know about the RROD. i might not like MS consoles, but something tells me they wouldn’t so stupid as to just let something like that go loose…again. they’re not THAT stupid right?

          • EX+

            Remember the initial XBO reveal?

          • bloodiOS

            If the console manages to get a RROD after Microsoft went out of their way to put it into a spacious cable box… I don’t even know what to say…

  • Tac-Mex

    Xbone is 660 dollars here in Mexico…

    There’s no way that people are gonna spend that money on that console

    360 was very popular here because piracy

    • Arcana Gear

      As a fellow latin americam (Brazil) i know that man, i know that very well -_-
      And the prices of the games! it makes a game being a luxurious thing! this clearly makes evenmor epeople turn to piracy, i mean when a game is more than 25% of a normal montly salary (price at launch)…. people dont have that kind of money.

  • EX+

    Guys, please check out this song:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyJ8n3FpVR8
    It’s so OP.

    • DarkLegacy

      Is it me or am I the only one that’s listening to this while I’m typing?

      Edit: Thanks for posting the link to the song on here EX+. I fell in love with it

    • Azuardo

      Nice. I love it. If you know more like it (that aren’t too heavy on the vocals), share ’em!

    • Arcana Gear

      Me guesta.

    • Blizzaja

      The character there looks strangely like Near from Death Note…

    • Blizzaja

      See?

  • Arcana Gear

    So what is yours favorite Game op? post one to three of your favorites, and when i mean favorite OP, i mean the whole package, the music and the opening cinematic… ^.^

    • McPoo

      OP?

      • Arcana Gear

        opening.

        • Tac-Mex

          Final Fantasy VIII

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q09quI356sQ

          When Final Fantasy was good…

          • Arcana Gear

            FF8 intro was epic =D it amazes me that some games of ps1 have openings yet to be topped by the other games from the same company.

        • McPoo

          Ooh. I have a few that stand out:

          – Journey
          – Half Life
          – Red Dead Redemption
          -.The Last of Us

          Think I’m forgetting some too…

          • Arcana Gear

            The last of us beginning was great, i was much more immersed than i’m with many games and movies.

    • Azuardo

      Agree for sure with FF8 and The Last of Us. FFX’s blitzball opening always was awesome for me too.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4umidcc_8rU

      And definitely Leaving Earth in Mass Effect 3.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6RHg-BCk0g

    • MrFinalgamer

      FF Type-0 is just plain awesome and hypes you up so much

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klTvElxgqk8

      then there’s SOTC which is just…beautiful

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4UvBI9vADc

      • Arcana Gear

        man i loved Shadow of Colossus and i have hopes until now that i will play Type zero on english, if not by Square it will be from a fan translation, but someday i will play it!.

    • Elvick

      Does the OP before you start the game count?

      If so Wild Arms.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrDV6VksSRU

      Baten Kaitos had a great one too. (never understood people’s issues with the VA, the weird compression or whatever made it sound weird in the actual game was annoying though.. and this intro really made me think it’d have more cutscenes like a FF… ah, back when I thought the GC was like the PS2. :P)
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HMczCElPaI

      Otherwise, FFVI has a great one.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDMWp1oLoA0

      • Arcana Gear

        FFVI really had a impact on me! and it’s one of my prefered FF games!

        • Elvick

          It’s my favorite game ;3 (Terra’s my favorite character)

          • Arcana Gear

            MIne too! and locke is one of my favorite male characters (some pics)

            • Arcana Gear

              i really dont know why this BB image is here >.<

              • Elvick

                lol, I like it though!

            • Elvick

              dat terra image <3

              so perfect

              The FFVI cast one is great too. All of them are great really. :P

              • Arcana Gear

                yep ^o^
                Like i say fans are impressive, they create so many great fan-arts…

      • Kobracon

        Tales of the Abyss because I love that goddamn song! (The original one, of course. not the Instrumental one)

    • Budgiecat

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMZ872rsa90

      second: Onimusha 3

      third: Tobal #1

  • DrForbidden

    I’ll be leaving Boston tomorrow after spending just over 10 days here. My loot for this trip: XD

    http://s22.postimg.org/h9kh6rdht/image.jpg

  • MrFinalgamer

    so i was just wondering what the first open forum on here was like and…wow has this community grown. the first one went into like 150 comments, and that was a huge thing…now look at the ones now always going over 400.
    anyway this made me think, when did you all start visiting this site? i started like…3-4 months ago when i was looking for the sales for something i can’t even remember.

    • Arcana Gear

      eww i begin to visit the site last year, but didnt comment at all.

  • bloodiOS

    Say folks, which theme are you currently using on your PS3? I’m using the Abstract: Raindrops Dynamic Theme:

    • Elvick

      Hmm… oh, I’m using the Kingdom Hearts icons from the theme given out for preorders of 1.5 ReMix with a sexy wallpaper~ (not porn, just a muscley guy.. I used to use that one on my PSP, but can’t find the image online and I’m sure most wouldn’t want to see it anyway :P)

    • Arcana Gear

      A color theme…. i know it’s boring, but i’m 600 km away from ps3 cause of college and parents who dont like my hobby, so yeah i will not let a-my ps3 with a custom theme that my sis may show for a lot of people when i’m out.

    • Azuardo

      My The Last of Us theme. I tend not to get any fancy themes and just use wallpapers I like.

    • Kobracon

      FFXIII-2 theme

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

      Argh. I was going to link a video or something to mine, but I can’t even find it online, lol. I’m using a スーパーロボット大戦OGサーガ 魔装機神Ⅲ PRIDE OF JUSTICE custom theme which came with the first print edition of the game. Maybe I’ll take a picture later or something.

      It’s kind of cool actually. It cycles through different maps and places your icon on one part of the map, so every time you cycle through them, you’ll always have an icon (i.e. unit) on that same tile, haha. It also replaces all of your old icons with a different mech and makes little BEEP and BOOP noises when you select menus and stuff :3

      • Kobracon

        0_0

        TAKE THE PICTUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

          I finally got around to doing so. It changes the map in the background whenever you start the PS3. I’m not sure how many different maps there are though.

          I know I’ve seen at least three different ones.

    • GhostNomad

      I spent a few hours painstakingly creating my own theme (Watch_Dogs based), then my buddy tried to apply another theme while drunk and ended up deleting my W_D one, so I just resorted to an old MGS4 theme I downloaded >.>

    • DesmaX

      I’ve been using one that came with my Sora no Kiseki SC HD

      But, now, I decided to put back the Megaman 10 theme I brough a long time ago
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjA85IL1iuk

      • GhostNomad

        Seeing that reminded me of Xcite Bike and the nostalgia started flooding in!

    • Gigus

      I’m using a dead space 2 wallpaper with the watermarks cropped out. Its for Halloween :}

      http://moviecroft.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Dead-Space-2-Wallpaper-Screens.jpg

    • EX+
      • DarkLegacy

        You mean there are English voice actors for FFXV?

        • EX+

          Yeah! The guy’s name is Jay Preston. His voice would be great for Prompto.

          • DarkLegacy

            That’s quick. I thought they would have some when they’ve released XV in there own country

            • Azuardo

              Localisation on FF games tends to happen around the same time as JP recordings nowadays. They wouldn’t only start recording when the JP version was released. That would mean many months waiting for the localised version then.

              • DarkLegacy

                And I’ll be playing 2.5 HD while I’m waiting for it to be out in 2015

                • Azuardo

                  Atta boy!

    • AdamBoy64

      I don’t see the dashboard much – or the XMB, rather.
      I’m one of those people who just presses ‘X’ to start their game.

      • Arcana Gear

        yeah me too…. and many themes just dont click on me.

    • Budgiecat

      Beyond Two Souls

      Before that:

      JoJos Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle Dio wallpaper

      before that:

      Akiba’s Trip dynamic theme

      before that:

      Kung Fu Rider dynamic theme

      before that

      Pornstar Jayden James dynamic theme

  • Tac-Mex
    • MrFinalgamer

      man, this is getting interesting every day

    • GhostNomad

      Why would Microsoft hold “bad news” about multiplats until … 10 days before their system launches?

      Why would they hold good news until a week after their competitor’s version has already been reviewed? If it were good news, it’d be said outright so it would be directly compared to the competitors.

      I’m leaning toward the recent rumor about in-game advertisements (such as billboards on maps and during loading screens).

    • EX+

      Apparently, it’s bad news for the PS4… but isn’t this the guy who got money from MS to make his website?

    • EX+

      He’s angry because he doesn’t get to review a PS4 for free before launch.

    • Gigus

      What ever it is, we’ll just have to wait and see. I really don’t understand whats keeping journalist like him and Adam Sessler from explaining what it is thats upsetting them. If its that bad, shouldn’t they let gamers know? The more they give cryptic tweets, the more gamers will keep on making speculations. Those speculations will then turn into rumors that will spiral out of control. I really hope they tell us soon on what it is.

      • EX+

        Yeah, he’s mad because he doesn’t get a PS4 for free and review it a week before launch. Instead, he gets to review one 2 days before launch.

        • Gigus

          Really? I really don’t see it in his tweets. They’re just really cryptic and confusing. I find it odd that sony wouldn’t give him and his site a free ps4 to review when they’ve been giving away free ps4s at certain events a few months back.

      • GhostNomad

        While it is fair for everyone to get the truth (good or bad), it’s about relationships. If you were given a game/console to review and found out something that could potentially be REALLY bad but the ones who gave you said item told you to keep it to yourself until they’re ready to reveal it personally, you’d be ruining your trust with them if you went ahead and told everybody anyway. Can’t really blame them for looking out for themselves, but the teasing and cryptic tweets are just pointless. it just riles people up for no good reason.

        To be fair, it does spice up things a little if you happen to be bored as all hell like I am!

        • Gigus

          True but it just makes me assume that next gen might be worse than it is now. Gaming hasn’t been so awesome lately and its just making me less hopeful about playing video games.

          As far as EX+’s assumption goes, I just find that odd. It just makes it seem like Sony has exhausted their resources and can’t accommodate the media. Without the media boost they need to market the benefits of getting their product, they’ll be at a disadvantage.

          Then again, gaming media sites never used to get game consoles for free for review. I remember a time where they had to use their own money to attain something so they can review it (this is only regarding video game media outlets who were once small). It would be a really awkward time to complain because a game company didn’t wanna give you something for free.

          On Sessler’s tweets, they are bit more cryptic but he does let people know it doesn’t deal with xbox one. Yet I find it weird that no one is asking him if its sony related. So why assume its sony related? It might be video game publisher related and dealing with a certain next-gen video game.

          Again, I’d like to advise people to wait and see what happens next week rather than speculate. Sorry for the long post XD.

    • Budgiecat

      Don’t care. As far as I’m concerned, X-Bone doesn’t exist. The sooner M$ can exit the industry, the better it’ll be for all of us. Maybe they can take EA and Activision with them. Apple and GREE too. Please no more garbage phone games. And Capcom could use a corporate restructure as well as Square-Enix and Sega…

  • Willgaea

    So a large majority of people can’t log into the servers for Dark souls 2… :[

    • EX+

      It’s canceled for americans

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

        Well, until further notice anyway, according to their Facebook and Twitter pages. Only EU and JP can access at the moment.

        • EX+

          Yeah, it sucks :/ I’m Canadian, so I can’t get on it either.

      • Willgaea

        It’s alright they said they were sorry and that we can get in the next round the schedule us. Still can’t believe it affected NA and SA.

  • EX+

    Apparently, BF4 runs at 900p on the PS4, upscaled to 1080p.
    I think that’s fine, because it’s 64 player, building destruction and runs at a smooth 60fps.

  • Elvick

    http://kotaku.com/miyamoto-online-multiplayer-isnt-our-focus-1452295638

    “reasoning” like that is why I hate Nintendo more often than love these days. If they didn’t give a poor reason like that, and just admitted it was something like lack of experience then I’d respect them more. As it stands, it just makes me want to scream.

    As if online magically removes local multiplayer. You can have both, so that’s never a valid reason. You can’t say what form of MP we should prefer. So just give us both and let us decide what we want to play and how we want to play.

    • Azuardo

      It’s a disgrace, frankly. It’s for stupid reasons like these that Nintendo continues to push me away from buying their products. I grew up on these guys and loved many of their games to bits (and still do), but times change, and I want to play online with people now. It’s like I’m being punished in some way.

      I don’t play Nintendo local multiplayer because I hardly know a single person that would! I play multiplayer online and that’s how it is now. You don’t substitute one for the other, ffs.

      • Elvick

        I agree. I used to love Nintendo, and they were always my first console purchase no question. Though our family had a Genesis instead of SNES, but I could play one of those at my grandma’s house. ;3. And I’ve had their handhelds since the GBC.

        I know most won’t like this, but I just do not like Miyamoto’s influence there. I hate his distaste for stories (Rosalina’s backstory made me invested in Galaxy, I didn’t feel invested in Galaxy 2 at all. Sunshine I was also invested in due to the story), I don’t like his reasoning for no online, and I don’t like that he’s the reason the 3DS has one slider.

        It’s not even that my tastes have ‘changed’. I still enjoy games they make, but I think they can offer more in them. And I do not for a second think that adding more would hurt anything. Story? Let people skip, or add an options menu to just turn it off completely… have online, no one has to use if they don’t want…

        More often than not, I’m left disappointed. Not excited, for Nintendo’s games. Like Sticker Star, I have it, but have no real desire to play it since it’s not the Paper Mario I love that was an RPG and had lots of story.

        *sigh* Luckily Pokemon is doing more, so that’s a plus at least. Now if only console Pokemon would do the same…

        • Azuardo

          Thank god because I feel the same way. I’ve seen others complain about Miyamoto’s influence and I’m glad that it’s not just been me. As soon as Miyamoto said “why put a story in Paper Mario Sticker Star?” that was it – all interest I had in that game was zero. Cheers, Miya – you just lost a sale!

          Galaxy 2 was the same – yes, Mario games have never been high on the story, but they’ve always had opportunities for one. People love stories, and it was one of the lovely aspects of Galaxy 1, in that Rosalina had a rather emotional little tale in there. Then Galaxy 2 just does away completely with it all, instead becoming an alternate “retelling” of SMG1 instead. What’s the bloody point? Yes, the gameplay was fantastic, but for christ’s sakes, we love our stories, so why remove them or make them pointless? I am sick and tired of “Mario, go save Peach.” When you try something different, that’s when I’m much more interested.

          I’m just glad he isn’t frontlining Zelda any more, because that could be shameful.

          It’s sad that Zelda and Metroid are the only series that keep me interested in Nintendo now, and we all know how long it takes for those games to come around. When on earth will we even see Metroid again? 2D Metroid? Dead. F-Zero 30-player online would give me a heart attack but where the hell is it? Star Fox? There’s no excuse. No excuse.

          • AdamBoy64

            For a mario game with a decent story, I think you’ve usually got to look at the ‘Paper Mario / Mario & Luigi’ series. Apparently they have some pretty rockin’ storylines. Well, Sticker Star excluded.
            I’ll never expect anything except the usual saving the Princess out of their platformers.
            That said, I agree with everything you said about Galaxy. They really put the extra effort in with Galaxy to have that story portion.
            Galaxy 2 really just seems like a level pack, which is fine. But I don’t think it’s anywhere near as good as the original. No idea how the reviews were so high for that game.

            • Azuardo

              Well you’re absolutely right about the Mario & Luigi RPG games, and certainly Paper Mario prior to Sticker Star. Indeed, the RPG Mario games are where you’ll get your great Mario story, but it just further proves the wrong-doing of Miyamoto in what he did with Sticker Star. He took what made Paper Mario so fantastic and did away with it, thinking it didn’t matter. He felt the story didn’t matter for an RPG. It’s crazy. Thankfully, we have AlphaDream making the M&L RPG games, and so one can only recommend Dream Team over Sticker Star if you want a great Mario RPG with story.

              I can accept your typical Mario saves Peach scenario in most Mario platformers, but for once in a while, let’s mix it up, seriously. You know, before Galaxy came out, I thought Peach wasn’t involved, and it was just Rosalina we had to rescue. It still turned out a good story in the end, but a new girl to save would have been great. Let’s at least have Daisy get kidnapped again, or something. Poor girl ain’t done shit since Mario Land 1.

              My main gripes with Mario these days are with the New Super Mario Bros series. I am fed up of this “New” style existing for 2D Mario. If you look through 2D Mario’s history, almost every subsequent Mario game has been different. You had Mario 1, then if you look past Mario 2 JP/Lost Levels you had the quirky Mario 2, then Mario 3, then World, then Yoshi’s Island if you wanna include it, plus Mario Land, then Mario Land 2. Every single one of those games had a different graphics style or gameplay. Every single one. I was happy to see another new style when NSMB on DS came along. But then we had NSMBWii, which I accepted. Then we had NSMB2. Then NSMBU. Hardly anything has changed. Is Miyamoto behind this? I don’t know. But it needs to change. 2D Mario has always been about different styles, and the last 4 games have been identical and gives me no interest. I just can’t tell if it’s laziness or they don’t care, or what.

              On my own end regarding SMG2, the gameplay was so damn fun that I could deal with its crappy plot. It’s fair enough – if a game is so damn good, it deserves its high praise, which is where the fun always lies. I may even tip SMG2 in favour of SMG1 in the gameplay stakes, I enjoyed it that much. But damn, let’s get creative once in a while, hm? I know Mario RPGs are where the story will be (well, so long as Miyamoto isn’t involved), but come on, do something different for a change, and for the love of god, be done with the NSMB series and go back to the ever-changing styles of 2D Mario.

              • AdamBoy64

                Ah, that’s interesting news – I didn’t know that another company was making the Mario & Luigi series. Though I should have, because Thousand Year Door wasn’t either.

                At the moment I’m playing through Galaxy 1, and being reminded of how much the observatory and the level hub added to the game. It was amazing. Galaxy 2 just hasn’t done it for me.

                I hear Galaxy 2 has a really good spike in difficulty towards the end, but so far for me the hardest thing about the game has been just trying to staying interested.

                Where as I can still see merit in the NSMB series, and I don’t think it’s been done to death — yet.

                Perhaps I enjoy it more than most because I think the multiplayer works great, whereas for most it seems to be a source of frustration.

                Definitely though I’d say the original NSMB for DS was the best.

                (On a sidenote, I thought NSMB on DS had the best music compositions in the ‘New’ series by far – every other one was just remixes of the DS version, and some seemed to be remixes of remixes – just got really messy.)

                It was also the hardest. In comparison for difficulty, NSMB2 for 3DS seemed so watered down – the difficulty never really got going.

                The Wii version bought along multiplayer and a few bits and pieces, and it’s probably just because I enjoy the series that NSMBU doesn’t bother me, even if it is just a level pack, and that I still find it fun.

                It’s interesting about your views on the ‘New’ series of Mario, and how that’s pretty similiar to how I feel about Galaxy 2.

                I was thinking about your comment about Daisy – and I’ve recently thought, it would be great for Luigi to have his own proper adventure and rescue her. Make up a storyline – doesn’t have to be brilliant, or even in-depth, just something a little different.

                2013 is supposed to be a celebratory year for Luigi, right? Doesn’t seem like it.

                Oh yeah, and all of this, I’m super excited for Super Mario 3D World. It’s looking great.

    • Arcana Gear

      Awwwwww
      It’s a shame, even more cause with platinum games being on iy i’m really inclened to buy a wii u

    • AdamBoy64

      It’s interesting.

      I don’t particularly have any desire for online multiplayer on a personal level, but it is disappointing that it doesn’t have more consideration from Nintendo.

      I remember the online multiplayer they put in for Mario Kart Wii, it was beyond a joke. It was terrible. (That game was a joke in general, but that’s another discussion).

      It used some sort of online system whereby each users console checked in with the game server every 3-5 seconds to determine where your opponents were.

      Between times, it would just try and ‘predict’ what was happening.
      I’m guessing this method of online was a lot cheaper for Nintendo to implement, rather than proper online.

      I remember finishing races coming 2nd or 3rd, only to find out that was my ‘predicted’ finish, and when the game updated, I had actually come something like 5th.

      • Elvick

        I didn’t even notice that’s how the MKWii online was. xP

        Pretty terrible. I heard Mario Strikers had good online though. I never played it though.

        Brawl was awful. Virtually unplayable for me. At least the way MKWii was, I could actually do what I wanted.

  • EX+

    I hope that the next next-gen will still have physical copies.

    • Arcana Gear

      why they woudnt? And yes they already confirmed that there will be retail copies

      • EX+

        No I mean the PS5 and stuff.
        Why wouldn’t they? Because according to Valve fanboys, digital distribution and mobile gaming will take over.

        • Arcana Gear

          “valve fanboys” you said everything -__-
          And they only say this cause PC it’s all about steam, if i’m paying full price i want a physical form, and retail is very strong on japan, digital it’s only a small part of the sales. cause they like retail and collector editions, so eastern games wont turn to digital so soon, and even here the marjority of sales are retail so i dont know why they would end it. It’s a bad bussiness decision.

        • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

          Digital distribution and mobile gaming won’t take over despite what Valve fanboys say…

          Digital Distribution = Rest of the world won’t have fast internet connection like the US or Korea, don’t forget data quote as well…

          Mobile gaming = Too flooded on the market, leaving a lot of games rot in the sideways… And devs are moving from the mobile side to the console/PC side…
          http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-09-24-game-devs-ditching-mobile-in-favor-of-pc-console

    • bloodiOS

      Games will soon be going over 100GB, so really, a digital-only future will never truly take off.

      • EX+

        Yeah, that’s true. It’d be a disaster trying to download huge games with a ton of other people.

      • Arcana Gear

        yep, and even this gen it’s already becoming clear that, with only 500GB of HD in PS4 and games of early gen being 50GB, i imagine mid to end of the gen being 80-100G. this make the space being really insufficient to have an all digital library, cause deleting an re downloading 100GB isnt very pretty, and even more for those who doesnt have a good internet.
        And i read an article somewhere that sony was searching some ways to put more capacity on blu ray discs, why use resources in a tecnology and dont use it in every way you can?

    • MrFinalgamer

      in a far away future, maybe, but right now i extremely doubt it. i mean launch titles are becoming over 30 gb of size, and by the looks of FFXV, i can almost guarantee that it’ll be the first game since FFIX to have multiple discs (not counting the 360 version of XIII). retail won’t go away in a long, long time

  • EX+

    The recently announced English VA for FFXV is Jay Preston! Here’s some of his voiceovers:

    http://www.jaypreston.com/#!VoiceOver/c1azn
    I think his voice would be best for Prompto.

  • EX+

    Check out this tune! It’s very relaxing:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp0Qml9XIHA

    • DarkLegacy

      More songs that you bring up on here, then the more I fall in love with them

    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

      Awesome!

    • futuristic_imagination

      Nice! I just bookmark this channel a second ago. I been looking for some new music to listen to. Thanks EX+

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    I wonder what the heck’s going on with Kingdom Under Fire II. We got a new gameplay video like a month ago, but still no release date.

    • bloodiOS

      I personally just want them to confirm a PS4 release of the game at some point. Also, what happened to Edge of Twilight for home consoles? Is it going to miss this year, too?

  • Nate

    Oh no I’m two days too late! I hope folks still read this. I’m looking for some friends to Co-Op Ex Troopers with. I’d like to have some folks with a headset. My PSN is: Nates4Christ

  • bloodiOS

    And Knack is 37GB! The size of these next-gen games!

    https://twitter.com/JoshLMusic/status/394220033582174208/

    • Azuardo

      Hoo boy.

    • Arcana Gear

      maybe later in this gen we will begin to see games with more than one dic? And i dunno how i feel about the blue stripe in ps4 covers.

      • Azuardo

        Better than I feel about the green of the Xbox ones. The blue gives that PS2 vibe, too.

        • Arcana Gear

          i dunno, cause it’s a color, sometimes the blue stripe will combine with some games and sometimes will be weird, and maybe the green will combine….. so this is why i liked more neutral colors.

          • Azuardo

            I know what you mean. It’s like how the Wii U blue/yellow stripe looks ridiculous on mature games, but it’s perfect for Wind Waker and Mario Bros etc. Given a choice, I’d prefer a black theme all around.

    • GhostNomad

      I don’t know what to make of all this anymore. I just preloaded BF4(PC) yesterday and it was about 25GB. Now, assuming that’s the full game AND that the size is comparable to the next-gen version…. I mean, damn. Already mentioned this here yesterday but the only two conclusions I can draw from this is that either my aforementioned assumptions are completely wrong or the next-gen games we’ve heard about are awfully optimized. And then there’s the bit of info that you brought about KZ being optimized to hell and back so it came down to about 36-37GB as well.

      Saying that I’m just a little curious about the upcoming generation’s game sizes would be an understatement.

    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

      It’s almost next gen after all…. We can’t be stuck on games that only requires less than 1GB forever…

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

        That’s not necessarily true. The only reason this one is 37GB is because it’s on next gen hardware and they are unfamiliar with the compression format for it at the moment. As technology advances, we’ll be able to find more ways to compress data while keeping the quality of it. Also, to be fair… A LOT of that is just padding anyway.

        There are plenty of PS3 games that are 20+ GB, but in actuality, they’re probably closer to 5.

        • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

          I was talking about how time and technology advances, requiring ever more power and space as well as consumers’ expectations keep rising…

          But yeah, what you said.. Depends on the compression tech, 20GBs can be compressed down to say, 5 GBs… Like how Killzone ShadowFall was compressed into 40GBs from 300GBs…

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

            Ah, that. Yeah, things are getting kind of crazy, but I still remember going, “WHOA!” when I got my first PSP memory stick and it had 2GB on it, but it was so tiny, haha. I’m like, “No way!” because I grew up when HDDs had 10-20GB and that was insane.

            We sure live in interesting times.

  • bloodiOS

    So, I was wandering around Neogaf and found out something interesting. Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster is 1080p on the PS3! Square Enix does not fuck around with its HD-remasters! Now I’m sure this game is guaranteed to run flawlessly on the Vita.

    • Azuardo

      Fucking noice.

    • Arcana Gear

      Great!

    • Elvick

      Sweet

  • bloodiOS

    So anyone heard the remastered version of FFX’s Besaid Island track?

    OG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feOwaocwq_U&hd=1

    RM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Drw1dfxPaq0&hd=1

    • Anime10121

      Well after hearing a couple of the remastered tracks…I can honestly say I want the originals back :/

      When I say I dont care for Hamauzu as a composer, THIS is one of the reasons why. Giving him sole control over a Final Fantasy OST NEVER turns out good :(

    • futuristic_imagination

      Nice I like it. Even though this is Hamauzu’s own piece. The newer version is gonna take some time to get used to.

      I wonder if the whole music is getting a rearrangement.

      • bloodiOS

        Last I checked, there are quite a few but not all.

        • futuristic_imagination

          I hope they don’t mess with 10’s music too much especially Uematsu’s pieces. I would hope they keep the originals like “Via Purifico”, obviously “Zanarkand” and many others that I can’t remember on the top of my head.

          The one that might need some rearrangement is 10-2.

  • Elvick

    Got my extra Dualshock 4 today. Feels really nice. I haven’t actually used it with anything, but I’ve been playing around with it. The analog sticks will take some getting used to, the feel of them is so different from the DS3. They feel good, just different.

    Face buttons feel pretty much the same, just newer. Triggers are nice. L1/R1 feel about the same too. Touchpad clicks easily and is, as I suspected, easier to hit than the select button was on previous controllers. So even if it’s just used as a button, it’ll be easier to get to than select was. So it’s an improvement.

    Share/Options are a little hard to press in, but it’s probably got more to do with not being used to that placement than anything. Guess we’ll see.

    D-pad feels a lot better than the DS3 does.

    It feels perfect to hold. The form is perfect. <3

    Bring on PS4.

    • GhostNomad

      I agree with everything except about the D-pad. It feels really awkward to roll my thumb around on it like I do with the DS3. Maybe I just need to break it in a little, but as a first impression, I’m not a huge fan yet. Love absolutely everything else though so it’ll grow on me eventually :D

      • Elvick

        The DS3’s d-pad always hurt my thumb after awhile. xD This one doesn’t seem like it will.

        *shrug* boils down to preference. DS4 is pretty boss regardless.

    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

      DS4 sounds boss, alright… How does it feel in gameplay?

      On the other hand, those are some slim fingers you have…. Can’t help but notice them….

      • Elvick

        xP

        I haven’t used it for a game yet, I need to dig through all my crap to find a micro usb cable. I know I’ve got at least one somewhere. I have no idea what I did with it though.

  • bloodiOS

    Tch… it would appear that lower specs in comparison to the PS4 isn’t the only negative thing the XBO has going for it:

    http://doddscientifics.com/2013/10/28/xbox-one-os-and-xbox-live-issues-bouncing-about-as-we-approach-launch/

    • GhostNomad

      Wow, that whole party deal is….. Wow. Aside from a few exclusive RPGs, that’s the only feature I actually liked on the 360 and hoped would eventually make it to PS3. A lot of people agree that the party feature was awesome to have, and the fact they fucked that up just….. I don’t even know.

  • Gigus

    Has anybody been keeping up with Arthur Gies or Adam’s tweets about what irritated them recently? For those interested, they should look at them now since Arthur gies has shed some light on what irritated him. I’m so glad that he is opening up a little more and its putting the rumors that spiraled out of control to rest.

    I’ve already told a few users here to hold out on believing rumors and speculating heavily. Anyways it seems like it is publisher related and its dealing with a certain game. Take it with a grain of salt though.

  • MrFinalgamer

    so…who’s exited? because i know i’am…and i’m ready to cry like a little girl yet again:
    https://twitter.com/telltalegames/status/394644678521278464/photo/1

    • Gigus

      As much as I love the story, I’m not a huge fan of point and click genre. I am excited that they’re releasing another one because the story is good. I got season 1 at a deep, deep discount. Has 100 days been released already? I haven’t been keeping up with it.

      • MrFinalgamer

        it’s 400 days…and yes, it already released like in April-June this year =/. it’s decent enough. it’s basically 6 little stories that all connect in the end towards season 2. they’re fun, and do give you a nice taste for what’s to come

        • Gigus

          lulz like I said I haven’t been keeping up. I might get it if its on sale. Thanks for the info!

    • McPoo

      I’m so excited I just came here to see if anyone else had posted! I cannot wait for Season 2 to begin. The first was one of the best things I’ve played this generation, and possibly one of the best things I’ve ever played.

      Telltale have got all my support over the next few months, as I’ll be buying both this and the rest of The Wolf Among Us, without a doubt.

      I hope they do a series 1/400 Days recap using your save. I’ve only played it the once as I wanted to preserve my first set of choices. I think I remember everything anyway, but it would be nice :)

    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

      Not a fan of point and click games… BUT!!! In the case of the Walking Dead from Telltale, I’ll make an exception…

      Give it to me NAO, Telltale!!!!

    • Elvick

      I need to finish the first… and even if I had/when I do, I’ll just wait until the season is over to play it, with hopefully a retail copy.

    • McPoo

      First ep to come before Xmas apparently!

      • MrFinalgamer

        just saw the trailer! apparently you play as a slightly older Clem too! oh my this is just getting better and better!

        • McPoo

          Yeah, doesn’t look like much time has passed though! She only looks a wee bit older.

          Can’t wait though. Not sure what I’m more excited for, this or episode 2 of Wolf :p

  • bloodiOS

    Check out RESET’s gameplay teaser, it looks amazing (next-gen as hell!)

    • EX+

      Hey Bloodios, please reply back to me, because I just ran into some big shit.
      Rich from ReviewTechUSA has stated outrageous things out the PS4 and XBO launches.
      He says that the real reason Watch Dogs got delayed was because the XBO networks weren’t functioning properly and because WD uses online a huge scale, they had to delay it.
      He says that both the PS4 and XBO versions of COD Ghosts will run at 720p and 1080p on the Wii U, just because of networking issues. WTF? Sony has already confirmed that COD Ghosts is going to run at 1080p native. KZSF is a launch game as well and is much more demanding than COD Ghosts in terms of specs and it runs at 1080p native.
      Now get this…. according to Rich and his reliable sources, the PS4’s day one patch will disable DRM… What in the name of fucking hell is he talking about?
      There are articles back from February consisting of interviews from Sony, stating that the PS4 will not have DRM. Why would Sony lie to the masses at E3? Shuhei Yoshida has also said that you can play the PS4 without the Day One patch and without connecting to the internet. Also, the Day One patch is 300mb. MS’s patch is huge, just because they’re covering uo the DRM.
      I think it’s Bullshit, please reply and give your thoughts.

  • bloodiOS

    I’m pretty sure I just bombed my exam. Seriously, I can’t seem to focus on studying these days. Kanji would say that I can’t tell my ass from my elbow but as far as human anatomy goes, that’s exactly what I’m feeling right now. Oh well, there are still four more left, so I better work on hitting 95 for all of them… I just have to study real hard…

    • EX+

      Just keep calm and concentrate. You’ll be fine :)

    • MrFinalgamer

      feel you brother…

  • bloodiOS

    The MP of the PS4 version of BF4 looks better than the SP of the XBO version. Game over!

    https://twitter.com/jackfrags/status/394818540974260224

    • EX+

      You’re fucking kidding me…. oh damn. Get ready. NEOGAF IS GOING TO EXPLODE!

    • EX+

      Also, don’t you think FFXV on the PC would be pointless and time wasting (KH3 definitely isn’t going to PC)?

      • bloodiOS

        I’m not even seeing the point of non-MMO FF titles going to PC. It’s more logical to keep it focused on where the fanbase is, less time, efforts, and resources to worry about.

        • EX+

          Exactly, plus the PC fanboys would be all over it, even though it’d sell like crap, maybe worse than the XBO version.

          • DarkLegacy

            I don’t see both of these games going on to PC and if they did(We know they won’t)we all know what could happen, there more than likely going to pirate these games

  • bloodiOS

    Check out multiplayer footage of Battlefield 4 on the PS4! (From JackFrags):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG2nyFZdr1k&hd=1

  • bloodiOS

    And right out of Eurogamer’s mouth, Battlefield is CONFIRMED to be 900p on the PS4 and 720p on the XBO.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-battlefield-4-next-gen-vs-pc-face-off-preview

    • GhostNomad

      Aaaaaand it’s on. The GAF comment that comes to mind is “They really should’ve called it the Xbox720″.

      • bloodiOS

        That said, XBO, does seem to have built-in artificial sharpening effect to compensate for the low resolution though. It’s able to bring out more details on the textures in comparison to the PS4, but at the same time it also intensifies aliasing artifacts. Those ringing around aliased edges simply make me want to vomit. Can’t have it both ways, I guess ;)

        • GhostNomad

          I will admit that both next-gen versions look wonderful compared to BF3 on current gen (and they even look pretty damn good compared to the PC version which I’ve been playing for the last three hours). It was a welcome surprise considering what I was expecting, but that doesn’t change facts!

          [EDIT]: As a bit of a followup…..

          http://i.minus.com/ib0gOrDzD8ScKG.gif

          • bloodiOS

            No CLOUD on XBO ;)

  • McPoo

    Hi guys,

    What’s your favourite 4th party game? Doesn’t matter what console for, just curious what your favourites are!

  • Gigus

    Anyone dressing up for halloween?

    • McPoo

      I’m dressing up as a slut.

      • GhostNomad

        So wearing your normal attire then?

        • McPoo

          No, usually I’m a slag.

        • Gigus

          What about you GN? And why did you change your dog face into an anime face?

          • EX+

            ROLF.
            What are you dressing up as.

            • Gigus

              Nothing again this year. Didn’t have enough time to plan things out.

          • GhostNomad

            I’m going as a male stripper AKA myself but I’m gonna randomly grind on ladies and throw my clothes at them…. Which pretty much happens whenever I drink. And when I’m bored. And Thursdays >.>….. <.<……. No wonder most women find me repugnant :D

            And I changed it because I'm reading Kekkaishi (the manga where my avatar is from) and it's givin' me the feels!

            • Gigus

              Why don’t you wear camouflage or like a make shift tree then when ladies come by start stripping while party boy’s music starts playing XD.

              • GhostNomad

                I wear camo for a living but your idea…. I’d buy some tear-off pants :D

                • Gigus

                  I forget you’re military of some sorts XD but thats not what I meant about camo as in fatigues. I meant camo as in disguise, fake tree. I don’t want the media spiraling out of control. “CNN Headlines: Military personnel strips, disgrace to US troops.” Stupid media -__-. The craziest thing I’ve seen lately is something about a female servicemen breast feeding in public. I can’t fully remember what the headline was but I find it really absurd that the media would do anything for a headline. I’m not a feminazi or anything, I just find things like that really stupid when people do see civilians doing that but when its military or something that may seem odd to them, and they have to point it out when its not.

      • Gigus

        Okie dokie…… If it was a children’s safe costume, I was gonna say post your costume but nvm XD

        • McPoo

          I’m not going as a slutty paedophile, if that’s what you’re implying. Just your regular, garden variety, two-a-penny slut.

          • Gigus

            lulz no thats not what I meant XD. What I meant was for the saftey of their young minds, we shouldn’t post any super NSFW. Btw, did you see my (semi)finished t-shirt design on the minions? I linked it to you in a old comment. Sorry if I’m being annoying with my art already. I’m pretty sure Gematsu must be tired of me already XD.

      • EX+

        FUCK! It’s Halloween on the 31st!
        I need to go out and get candy, otherwise those kids will murder me!

        • DarkLegacy

          Why would kids murder you? There not going to come at you and say “Give me my candy otherwise I stab you with this knife” it’s more than likely that there parents will be with them

          • EX+

            Well, you know what I mean. Lol.

            • DarkLegacy

              Yep. If those kids come just give them a scare

          • GhostNomad

            I wouldn’t bet on that, man. The neighborhood where I used to live in back in Chicago…. Hell no. Those little kids were thugs >.>

            • DarkLegacy

              Every time I see kids, they just pull off pranks for a lot of candy

            • EX+

              I’m pretty young, so you’d think I wouldn’t mind, but god dammit… some of those kids….

          • Gigus

            Spike the candy then, geez. Nah don’t do that lol. Damn I remember the good ol’days where kids weren’t total assholes. Now its “WAH?! I WANT THIS MOMMY!”.

            • DarkLegacy

              I wouldn’t even think about spiking the candy lol. Most kids really want something that we all get

    • DarkLegacy

      I’m dressing up as a Vampire

      • Gigus

        Not a sparkly vampire though right? -_-

        • DarkLegacy

          No. I’ll be dressed in a cloak with fangs

    • Arcana Gear

      nop. Here we dont cellebrate halloween.

  • EX+

    Well, EA has confirmed Titanfall isn’t a timed Xbone exclusive.
    They can keep it, but it’s very strange as to why. MS probably made a $100 million+ deal to keep it off the PS4.

    • McPoo

      I assume it’s just a bog standard exclusivity deal, just a high profile one.

      Is it the same as how Sony paid for thatgamecompany to develop 3 games exclusively for the Playstation brand or something? I’m sure I read that’s how it worked, and that that contract has come to an end now.

  • MrFinalgamer

    so, anyone remember the Sega game for the Vita about action, cards, and all that jazz? well the site updated and there’s a trailer. so…enjoy i guess

    http://sega.jp/4936596311014649/

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Happy Halloween! Sorry I’ve been kinda mia this week. This has turned out to be a really busy week for me. I hope everyone has a nice Halloween.

  • Arcana Gear

    Happy Haloween! even though we dont celebrate it, i think it’s a intesting commemoration…and you have free sweets!
    http://thenullset.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/kon_hall2.jpg