Open Forum #070
posted on 11.15.13 at 12:47 PM EST by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Our seventieth (PlayStation 4 launch edition) Open Forum is open for discussion.

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

Discuss away.

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  • DarthBrian

    PlayStation 4 status updates!

    Mine is out for delivery!!!

    Hurry up, UPS. Hurry up!!! T_T

    • Bobby Jennings

      Same here! Want to add eachother on PSN? :D

      • DarthBrian

        Sure. I have room in my friend’s list now since I can have up to 2000 friends now. :p

        • Bobby Jennings

          PSN is GodlessChaos :D

          • DarthBrian

            just sent friend request via playstation app. :p

            • Bobby Jennings

              Added!

  • EX+

    Hey guys! If you have one, how is the PS4?

    Also, Hideo Baba confirmed that Bamco is in very early development phases for next-gen PlayStation titles/ Tales games:

    http://www.8bitgamer.com/sony/ps3/hideo-baba-currently-early-phases-next-gen-playstation-titles/

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano
      • EX+

        Got dammit!

        • shogunknight

          It will come, just not now….later……very later

          • EX+

            That should be a meme for Squeenix. I don’t have that much of a problem with it, but it describes them perfectly.

            • Arcana Gear

              please be excited ^.^

              • EX+

                That’s what it should say at the end of every KH3 and FF15 trailer from now on.

      • Alos88

        I have no doubt that when they do a next gen Tales it will be PS4, the other options either just won’t sell to a Japanese audience (Xbone) or haven’t yet gained the kind of traction that would make sense to go with (Wii U).

        • Budgiecat

          I hope Baba’s not pulling another “XBox exclusive”….

          • EX+

            Don’t worry, the Tales games won’t be on the Xbox platform anymore.

          • shogunknight

            I sincerely doubt it

        • EX+

          They’ve confirmed that the Tales series will no longer be on the Xbox brand.

        • Arcana Gear

          yes but the article says that they already are working in a title…. and we dont know if the next title will be in the ps3 or ps4.

    • Bobby Jennings

      Crying right now because it’s false. :(

    • Elvick

      I love the PS4. :3

  • bldudas

    I’m not getting a PS4 until at the earliest next year at this time. Nothing I want that is next gen only comes out until then or most likely latter.

    I keep getting sidetracked from The Guided Fate Paradox. I keep playing Fallout New Vegas instead. >.<

  • DesmaX

    No, I don’t want the PS4!

    There’s no games! There’s talk about not some models not working!
    Buying a console on release is just not worth it!!!


    *starts crying”

    • EX+

      I’m getting salty… *starts crying*

    • Arcana Gear

      …… why everybody only talks bout it? *starts crying*

    • Budgiecat

      It’s November 17th 2006 today and I just bought a PS3 for Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Can’t wait till it comes out next year!

      Wait….it’s not 2006? It’s 2013?? And it’s not coming to the PS3? And the PS4 has no games??

      http://oi42.tinypic.com/11lrarq.jpg

      • EX+

        Every time I see a glimpse of FFXV, it gets me hyped up for it.

      • MrFinalgamer

        now that i see that…the hell happened to the door? it just vanished after getting hit by that soldier

  • Azuardo

    Enjoy your PS4s, North Americans :)

    Mine will be here in 2 weeks.

    • DarkLegacy

      Is it going under the Xmas tree?

      • Azuardo

        A nice thought, but no chance of waiting :p Day One on UK release for me :)

        • DarkLegacy

          Day one sounds cool. But Japan has to wait 3 months :(

    • Awnye

      Japanese have to wait 3 months :(

      • Azuardo

        Yeah, that’s a tough break :(

        I’m glad we in Europe don’t have to wait half a year or more any longer, though.

        • shogunknight

          But i feel like their launch may be the best or have the most content compared to US/UK launch

          • Azuardo

            Yeah, I think it’d be more of an appealing set of games for the likes of us than what is launching here.

            • shogunknight

              Seriously, looking at the lineup for 2014 the PS4 has a huge array of games set for it, and im very impressed at the online gaming approach of the console. Blacklight, DCUO, and Kingdom under fire 2 coming soon. The console supports keyboard and mouse too, wonder if Black Desert or Bless would come to it

              • Azuardo

                I’m pleased the first year after launch actually seems very good. There’s quite a lot of good stuff in 2014.

                • EX+

                  The Division, hopefully Mirror’s Edge, FFXIV: ARR (which is 1080p native 60fps equivalent to the highest PC setting BTW), MAYBE FFXV… rock solid.

                  • Azuardo

                    lol well, Mirror’s Edge and FFXV won’t be next year, I think we can all safely gather that. But still a lot of other good stuff, yes.

                    • EX+

                      Don’t kill my dreams. I’m begging you

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Which also means it is at least 3 months before the good Japanese games that most of us here would prefer come out. Probably even more because localization takes a couple months usually.

        • Budgiecat

          Yeah the real PS4 U.S. launch isn’t till Nov 2014 for many of us…

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            November? I was thinking more like July. I guess I am a bit hopeful.

        • Awnye

          I sure hope Ishin gets localized

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            It’s Sega… (assuming we are thinking of Yakuza?)

            • Awnye

              I’ve lost hope for Y5, but Ishin actually has a chance

              • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                I dunno. I don’t trust Sega.

              • Kevadu

                Why would Ishin be more likely than Yakuza 5? If anything it seems far *less* likely to be localized to me…

                • Awnye

                  Q1-Q2 is going to be very bland for both Xbone & PS4. You’d assume any game made for either system would be made available wherever the systems are available.

                  • Kevadu

                    And you think Sega would release it in that time period? Hah! Even if they did localize it, expect it to take a year or so (like every Yakuza game has).

  • Bobby Jennings

    Still waiting for my PS4 to get here, few more hours to go!

    • Gigus

      UPS?

      • Bobby Jennings

        Yup. got it around 5:00

        • McPoo

          How you finding it, Robert?

          • Bobby Jennings

            Amazing. No issues with anything so far except that when I was downloading like 6 full games at a time, I tried to update Warframe and it froze my console like three times. Other than that no issues whatsoever. The XMB is fast and sleek, Battlefield looks gorgeous, the multitasking is great(not as good as the Xbone due to it’s 3 OS’s but still pretty decent)and easy. Me and a friend have already figured out how to share games with each other so we’ve been doing that as well. Definitely a big step-up from PS3 with the whole social networking and Facebook intergration.

  • pekot

    So
    Did ps4 sell out in U.S ?

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      I assume so you literally cannot buy one anywhere.

      • shogunknight

        Dont worry, it will get restocked soon. Just keep on checking

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          I am not worried, I am waiting for InFamous: Second Son. No launch games are worthwhile.

          • EX+

            Same here. I want inFamous: Second Son, Tom Clancy’s: The Division and Mirror’s Edge on the PS4. That’s why I’m getting the PS4 next year.

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Forgot about Mirror’s Edge. But yah nothing at launch, the things I want are not until next year at the earliest.

  • EX+

    I’m kinda salty about not getting a PS4 at launch. It’s not that I can’t afford it, it’s just that there aren’t that many games that interest me at launch. I’ll be getting it next year in Summer without a doubt, but to the guys who are getting it now: Have fun!

    • Budgiecat

      Yeah I don’t have one either. Not that bummed about it cause no gaems but I’m sure plenty of people that do have are as happy as a schoolgirl dancing

      http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h204/killer-ra/Jane%20Doe%20III/grownup_corner_dn_70.gif

      • BossTuff

        Can’t….stop….watching….

        Tits are life, ass is hometown

      • EX+

        Wow Sarutobi sensei…
        /jk
        But yeah fair enough. I think I’m gonna start planning when I’ll get one. I’m gonna get it before FFXV comes out (unless they have a bundle) because I REALLY don’t want to wait ages to hook it up.

      • Azuardo

        That is a very interesting Photobucket library… that I cannot stop looking through.

      • shogunknight

        I was wondering why the thumbs up for your statement until i refreshed the page….interesting

        • LordKaiser

          Yeah it’s a bouncing statement.

          • shogunknight

            Haha, nice one

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Was expecting anime girl. /Was sadly disappointed.

      • DesmaX

        wow, what a nice pair of
        light bulbs. You could illuminate the whole room with them

      • bloodiOS

        That physics engine need to be upgraded. The way the movements of the specified objects were rendered are neither convincing nor believable.

        • shogunknight

          Clearly tressfx engine wasnt used. Rendering is also incomplete, below was the only part rendered

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

        Nice mirror.

  • BossTuff

    I want to say thank you to Sal and the rest of the mod team for verifying news stories before reporting them. It makes this site much more credible than others and one of the reasons I keep coming back. If there’s a mistake they fix it quickly and I like that. I’m glad it hasn’t gotten too crazy during the “warz” over here.

    • Azuardo

      There’s nothing worse than a site that constantly reports every uncredible and silly rumour. The guys here do a great job.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Thank You.

    • EX+

      Agreed. The recent write-up Sal did on the PS4 and XBO was fantastic and extremely detailed, better than almost all of the big websites I’ve seen. Zero is also very easy to interact with.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        TY!

      • Blizzaja

        Still looking for someone better, so far nothing. :)

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Thanks. =)

  • bloodiOS

    Brothers and sisters, I urge you to pledge for Churbles, for only with $4,000 more and this adorable RPG will also be made available on the PlayStation 4, and there are only two days left!

    Pledge here:

    http://kck.st/1aUIn8k

     

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      lol It is adorable. I would love a console version and since PS4 is the cheapest I’d be ok with that. Hope it reaches at least that one.

  • McPoo

    How about a ‘Rate my Purchases’ thread? They’re kinda interesting, I like seeing what bargains people have gotten.

    I wen to my local Blockbusters closing down sale. It was very grim, I felt like a vulture pecking at a corpse, but I did manage to get the following games brand new for 50% off the retail price:

    Beyond Two Souls – £20
    The Bureau – £11
    Diablo 3 (360) – £18
    Final Fantasy A Realm Reborn – £15

    Was really pleased with that haul, and a bit sad that BB are closing too.

    • Azuardo

      Not bad. Need to pop back in to mine again. I went there last week but it wasn’t anything special. Wonder if they’ve reduced stuff a bit more now.

      • McPoo

        Mine had gone from 20% off to 50 overnight, definitely worth a look!

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

      The only one I knew of in my county turned into a Morrisons Local a few months back!

  • EX+

    Who’s your favourite Final Fantasy XV character so far?

    • shogunknight

      Noctis, and his best friend….the blonde haired one

      • EX+

        Noctis and Prompto… good choices.
        Did you notice that Prompto has animal print pants and Noct has scattered skulls on his T-shirt? It really brings out their personalities. I’m also looking forward to seeing his true skills… he’s got a lot more to him than just marksmanship I bet.

        • DarkLegacy

          Have a pic:

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Noctis he is a badass.

      • EX+

        He is… in appearance and in personality-somewhat.
        Noctis has a very quirky personality according to Nomura. He’s a shy guy who puts on a Sasuke-like badass face because of the fact that he is a prince. He’s also my favourite character so far :)

    • bloodiOS

      Stella and papa Caelum.
      (Duckbutt and his gang can go fly off a cliff for all I care >:D)

      • EX+

        You’re gonna be playing as duckbutt throughout the whole game lol
        But I would imagine you would be able to play as Stella at some point in the story. She’s also after Luciis’ crystal and I doubt she’d be going it alone. I’m betting that the black haired women is a part of her gang.

        • bloodiOS

          I can only hope.

          • EX+

            You have to admit though, Noctis looks like a very skilled fighter. I was looking through some trailers last week and I saw the one where him and Stella were facing off. I think Stella’s fighting style is going to be centered around glyphs, maybe something similar to Weiss’s style (from RWBY).

      • Budgiecat

        I read that at one point Nomura actually considered making this a musical after watching the Les Miserables movie, but the higher ups at Square-Enix shot it down

        lol thank God…

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

      I don’t think I can decide until I’ve played the game, really, and got to know them properly. Some very appealing character designs though.

    • DarkLegacy

      Noctis and Stella

      • EX+

        Stella interests me. Nomura said she would stand out to other female FF characters.

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Noctis!

    • Gigus

      Stella!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      http://media.giphy.com/media/GVdSpPqmLpZvy/giphy.gif

    • Nice Boat

      I’m interested in Noctis and his dad. One of the few functional father and son relationship I’ve seen. Also, from what I’ve read Noctis is bound to have a darker alterego which explains all those slaughters from early Versus trailers

    • Blizzaja

      Stella and Noctis’s dad so far.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    So PS4 owners! Anything you’re disappointed about yet in your PS4 experience so far? For me, it’s the time it takes to add a download to the queue. It’s gotten to the point where it’s just kept showing that little loady bar for minutes. Not sure what’s going on on the network end.

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Nothing yet really that I can think of, more sharing options would be nice

    • GhostNomad

      Not a big fan of the fact that as soon as you press the Share button, it automatically takes a screenshot, saves a video, AND opens up the sharing menu. I ended up with about 12 videos of me dicking around in the BF4 menus and walking around in AC4 (complete with a set of loading screen screenshots). I understand the idea behind it but I just wish it could’ve been implemented a bit better.

      And I’m with you on the download. So far the four games I’ve played have only started the download/disk install AFTER I started the game (meaning I had to quit a few minutes in as soon as the process was complete and the files were ready for installation). However, nowhere near as troublesome as the PS3 where opening the XMB, quitting your game and waiting for it to load up properly was a somewhat slow process.

      Other than that, I pretty much love the hell out of it so far. All the games are super smooth and (as a PC gamer) I was very impressed with BF4’s performance in particular.

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      mine was instant 0_o

    • Elvick

      Mine hasn’t been minutes (PS3 is though!), but it’s about 20 seconds or so. Not bad, especially since PSN is probably being destroyed atm. :P

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    15 minutes of Killzone Shadow Fall gameplay

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=747246251958165

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

    I’ll probably come back later today to post my copy of God Eater 2 when it arrives, but I just wanted to post for now saying that CDJapan just notified me that my Lightning Returns OST is in the process of shipping.

    I guess I’m getting it early! It’s strange because they both release on the same day, so I figured they were just going to bundle them together, but I guess not, haha. Well, at least I’ll be able to check out the music and redeem my DLC code before the game arrives next Friday~

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Off to pick my copy of God Eater 2 up

  • LordKaiser

    PSO2 JP recap:

    1- The new area of “Seabed” is cool but you’re not underwater, It’s just some ruins that are inundated but it only covers your legs.

    2- Seabed monsters are weak against water -_- . Yup SEGA is dumb.

    3- New provocative costumes, This may be why it’s not coming to the west

    http://bumped.org/psublog/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Crazy-Kitten-Art.jpg

    4 – This is what it’s coming on Christmas.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWI18FJE7y8

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

      >Seabed monsters are weak against water -_- . Yup SEGA is dumb.

      Lost my shit here, lol.

      Also, those costumes are quite tame by Japan’s standards. We’ve had more revealing stuff in games in the West, so that certainly isn’t stopping it from coming over here.

    • IndigoNovember

      Ever wonder why there isn’t much water in Seabed? The creatures there can’t stand it.

      On a more serious note, SEGA attempting to balance out elemental weaknesses so that AC Scratchers who get Ice Element Conversions don’t have to sell them for 150k meseta.

  • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

    Akiba’s Trip 2 has arrived! I am ready to defend Akihabara armed only with my ability to undress my opponents at mind-boggling speeds!

  • bloodiOS

    So yeah, KZSF, graphics and higher frame rate aside, how’s the gameplay and story? How much do you enjoy this game in comparison to when you first played KZ2 and KZ3?

  • bloodiOS

    Anyone playing Knack? What’s your impression of it?

    • DarkLegacy

      I’m playing it when I get PS4, but I can’t play until Xmas. But seeing the trailers to it, I think it looks good

      • Blizzaja

        That’s the same with me, but I got Killzone instead. I am interested in Knack though, I think it may become a classic for the PS4 in time. It’s like how games like Ratchet & Clank or Sly Cooper are instant classics if we are talking about the PS2 era.

        • DarkLegacy

          I brought Killzone too and I’d probably buy Knack after I pay FFXV on PS4

          • Blizzaja

            I really want FFXV and KH3, those two are one of the reasons I bought the PS4..Well that and the other great games that will be coming soon.

            • DarkLegacy

              Same here. Well KH3 is probably the main reason why I brought a PS4

    • Elvick

      I think it’s really fun. Every time I die, I feel that it’s my own fault. Enemies telegraph really well. So if you die, it’s 100% your fault. At least that’s been my experience. I’m on Chapter 3-x now.

      Just played some remote play and it was fun on there as well. I think it’s getting a bad rap as an overall game. Is it a masterpiece? No, is it good fun? I think so.

      I mean, maybe people won’t find it’s value at $60, but if it goes on sale during black friday/holidays then people shouldn’t be afraid to give it a whirl. It’s not terrible at all.

      Can’t talk my boyfriend into co-oping with me though. ):

      I was a bit confused how to transfer over Knack’s Quest items but after I rebooted the game it popped up. *shrug* I don’t really understand how it worked. xD

      The friend feature where you find chests with items, and can pick what you get or pick what a friend got is very dependent on if friend’s have played it. So I’m getting no real benefit there, as I’m the only one on my list playing it. ): But it’s still neat. And knowing that I could give someone the last piece to one of their thingies is neat. :3

  • EX+

    So guess what?
    I learned how to do the busta rhymes rap from look at me now. I hate Chris Brown and the lyrics in Busta Rhymes rap make NO sense, but I gotta impress the ladies somehow, right? Lol

    • DarkLegacy

      Give them flowers

      • EX+

        Have you done that before?

        • DarkLegacy

          No. I had already tried chatting ladies up, and then I get a slap to the face

          • EX+

            Oh… lol, well shit. I guess some girls just won’t take stuff like that.

            • LordKaiser

              They find that to be creepy and weird especially if they haven’t shown you any signs of interest.

              • EX+

                Oh, I don’t do pick up lines. Don’t worry about that. Lol

              • DarkLegacy

                I should’ve sticked to giving girls flowers if I wanted a girl. This depends if I don’t get a slap like the last time I did with a chat up line

            • DarkLegacy

              I guess some do. I even had a girlfriend since HS and I tried looking at a list for chat up lines and some worked alright

              • EX+

                Really? I’ve had some-interesting experiences with girls. Nothing dirty or kinky of course.

                • DarkLegacy

                  I was more into girls that were beautiful. There were some girls that were nice and they didn’t do anything dirty

        • DarkLegacy

          By the way, I just found a site with some of the best chat up lines that you can have. Some are good, and some aren’t good. Just pick the one you want, and I’ll still look for sites with chat up lines. I’m just hoping you don’t get the slap like I did.

          http://www.bestchatuplines.com/

    • McPoo

      Ping their bra straps, they love that.

      • DarkLegacy

        Have you done that before?

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

      I see your roof and raise you a house.

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

      • EX+

        Yes… YES! This song is amazing! My house is RAISED! I would approve of it being the opening of KH3! Of FFXV! Of Tales of Zestria!

        This isn’t as good as what you posted but check this out:

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

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

          Haha. Yes, E.X. Troopers had a REALLY great soundtrack and it is an amazing game as well~

          • EX+

            Ikr? :)
            If you find any other songs that you think are really good, please post them on open forums! You have a great taste.

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

              Well, I’m a huge Eikichi Yazawa fan (even have a few of his vinyl records along with his newer albums!), so I guess it’s only appropriate if I link one of his songs, heh.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bpVHICO3uM

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

                That’s not the only kind of music I enjoy from the 80’s though. I’m also a fan of Italo Disco. Here’s one of my favorites from that genre as well:

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6myFY3EwsA

  • http://twitter.com/M_Demolish Demolish

    i can’t wait my ps4 in sunday ugh T,T

    anyway,i wish add all guys in gematsu really will be fun 10x

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Who ships on Sunday?

      • shogunknight

        Amazon now

        • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

          Wow

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

    Well, this should certainly hold me off until next week when Lightning Returns arrives :3

    A shame I don’t play on my JP account though since all my trophies are on the NA account. Otherwise, I’d redeem the DLC codes I got with the first print. Oh well.

    I have a friend importing it as well, so I’ll just pass them off to him.

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

      Rear case

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

        Inside with additional DLC slip

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

          CDJapan first print exclusive pins (does anybody ever wear these…? I always just keep them in the wrapping)

          • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

            Nice, here’s mine

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

              I saw that being sold separately, but I don’t really import magazines ><

              I guess it would still be pretty cool to have though. Well, I finally just finished creating my character. I spent most of the time on the voice though, but I was finally sold when I was cycling through the different conditions and heard him say "作戦終了!" which is just awesome.

              Honestly, I have never heard anyone say this before that wasn't a boss/badass in a game… That or "作戦開始!" anyway. The voice I picked has him being very polite for the most part though, ending everything with "です", lol. He's going to be the most polite badass in the party for sure though.

              • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

                Nice that sounds fun!

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

                  So yeah… I’ve been getting English trophies. I guess that might be a hint at a possible localization? That generally seems to be the case when an import has English titles with them anyway.

                  • Budgiecat

                    Gundam 0081 Chronicle : (

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

                      Battlefield Record was a rare exception. Plus, who knows… They may have actually had plans to localize it, but decided against it due to how badly Crossfire flopped.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Yet they give us DW Gundam titles…

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

                      Ugh… Don’t remind me.

                  • Omega_Shiro

                    I can see that one sold well here.

              • Omega_Shiro

                I need to find that voice!! when I play mine lol

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

              What’s the magazine like? Is it worth picking up?

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

            You could put them on a bag?

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

              If I actually went anywhere, that would be a great idea. I also got three pins with my copy of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, but they’re just sitting next to these in their packaging. I also got an iPhone case + strap with Shin Sangoku Musou 7 a while back, lol.

              About the ONLY pre-order bonus I’ve put to use is my Arcana Heart 3 fiber cloth. I’ve used that to clean some vinyl records I have. Other than that, they’re mostly just for show.

          • Omega_Shiro

            I missed out on bonuses :(

    • TheExile285

      Nice! Waiting for my copy in the mail.

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

        Sweet :3

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Streaming Knack – http://www.twitch.tv/gematsu

  • Tetsu

    Well, day one PS4 is here.
    My experience has been awful. Constant disconnecting service, downloads kept stopping and failing, games would cut to the menu on their own and PSN would freeze sometimes.
    They are updating right now, I trust that means it’ll be smoother soon hopefully.
    (I don’t have any retail games purchased, only Free/PSPlus titles)

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      its all psn, retail seem to be running smooth

      • Gigus

        Yeah the traffic seems to be affecting the pc based webstore also. I can’t log in. Too much traffic I guess.

    • Elvick

      So mostly PSN issues.

      Personally, I only had 2 games fail to download the first time. DC Universe Online and Contrast.

      Otherwise, I downloaded the patch for Knack, Resogun, Warframe, Flower, Sound Shapes and all the Sound Shapes DLC perfectly.

      Can’t remember if Trine 2 downloaded fine or not. Only game I spent money on for PS4. And only got it for $10 technically~

      • Tetsu

        I enjoyed the speediness of the interface as well as the immediacy of opening and closing apps.

        Flower was gorgeous.

        Downloaded Fifa 14 demo just to see the graphics, unfortunately I wasn’t impressed.

        Fooled around on Warframe, too floaty feeling to me.

        Played Resogun for the first level, need to figure out the human catch and delivery system.

        Started Trine 2 and fell asleep.

        annnnnnd downloaded Netflix, which apparently I forgot the password to my account lol.

        • Elvick

          Resogun is easy (mechanics wise). Just ‘fly’ over the people, but don’t shoot them. They don’t die right away, but they fly into the air and if they hit the ground/enemy/enemy fire they’ll die. I usually just boost on the bottom until I pick ‘em up.

          Then you just take them to one of the two green beams on the top of the screen.

          • Tetsu

            Thanks, figured it out after playing some more, pretty cool game. Great music.

            • Elvick

              I’ve been trying to save all the people on each planet and it’s tough. D:

              Especially when you get the ones where the required ships to kill need to be killed in a specific order. Or when two come at once and you can’t get them in time. Usually just use a bomb then. xP

              Super fun though. I think throwing them into the beam gives you more points, but I don’t like to risk it. xD

      • Guest

        That’s normal considering that all PS4 buyers connected to PSN almost at the same time causing congestion but I need to log with PS3 to see if we have the same connection problem and it’s caused by the traffic on PSN or consoles. I’m not so sure tbh.

  • Gigus
    • Budgiecat

      wtf is dat yo?

      where’d ya find i?

      • Gigus

        A little birdie emailed me but take it with a grain of salt. Its got me hyped though……… ok ok the birdie was n4g.

        • Omega_Shiro

          Am I sane… just need it now

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Awesome!

    • MrFinalgamer

      awesome, never played Sleeping Dogs, but might play this.
      also kinda weird that there’s only a PS4 logo. maybe exclusive?

    • KingNigma

      Whoa

  • talesoffan

    Just want to express my love for Tales of Xillia. So enjoying this gem.

  • Gariya

    And so, the next-gen has started.

    May console gaming library of this gen be full of diversity. May dudebro AAA blockbuster cash grab shit dies once and for all.

    • Gigus

      Dudebro, why the hate?

      • Gariya

        Killing diversity and innovation in console gaming library with oversaturation.

        EVERY gen before 7th gen was brimming with variety, everything for everyone with equal quantity. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy 7th gen, but the diversity is just the worst compared to prior gens, so I’m kinda grateful that we are finally leaving it and move on to a, HOPEFULLY, brighter console gaming future with lots of variety and memorable ground-breaking IPs.

        • Gigus

          Ugh…. guess you didn’t get the joke XD

          • Gariya

            Eh, well, I kinda figured out you were joking, just wanted to somehow convey my feelings about this gen. We’re early on in the 8th gen atmosphere, so I’m a little bit excited. Even though I don’t have a single 8th gen console yet. :p

            • Gigus

              No I know how you feel XD. Unfortunately, this is the internet and words do have their limitations lol. Honestly, I don’t mind the dudebro games once in awhile. I guess current gen just had a little to much for other people.

          • LordKaiser

            Sarcasm in any form is not possible on the Internet.

            • Gigus

              Doesn’t hurt to try XD.

        • $18114340

          Oversaturation isn’t really what killed diversity in console gaming. It was both the insane explosion of potential profits that came from having such a huge audience, but also the extremely high production costs and rising expectations from audiences meant that smaller studios couldn’t keep up with demand — I don’t think that anybody can deny that 7th gen was both incredibly expensive from a developer standpoint and also more profitable than video games had ever really been. You pretty much HAD to be a huge company making huge games to stay alive. Everything became seriously competitive and the easiest way to stay competitive is to play it safe with IPs. I don’t see this changing anytime soon.

          Honestly, I feel like the reason why this happened is mostly because of the consumers’ obsession with a technological ideal that really just doesn’t exist. Hence why all the arguing about specs really bothered me leading up to this gen. That kind of petty stuff is exactly what lead console gaming to where we are now.

  • Nice Boat

    I started playing Dragon Quest VIII for PS2. It’s fun but I’m not attached to the story so far. I like that the main character has a lot of useful spells like escaping from a cave, returning to a city and healing which makes grinding and saving much easier. Also, I stole golden coins from civilians’ houses. I guess I’m not really playing as a hero XD

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

      >Dragon Quest VIII

      Sorry, I couldn’t hear you over the tits.

      • Nice Boat

        Damn, when do they appear?!

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

          I’m not really sure when Jessica appears. It was a looooooooooooong time ago when I played VIII, lol.

    • new_tradition

      !@#$ I need to knock DQ8 off my backlog one day, dang it -.-

      (I remember getting stuck at some boss fight; been a really long time since I played it, lol)

  • Nice Boat

    Anybody who likes the music from Metal Gear Rising might enjoy this. This vid has the themes but vocals only.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O6ZfvUor0I

  • Elvick

    PS4 is dope in general. Can’t download avatars, and it forces you to pick one at start up. Unless I missed how to not do that, it wasn’t displaying my original one. So I had to go back on PS3 and switch it back and now all is well with the world (Terra ftw).

    Can’t find Download List in the PS Store either. Since items show as “purchased” I couldn’t really find out how to download Flower either, since when I downloaded it on PS Vita, it did the typical cross-buy thing where it registers the PS4 version. So had to go to the webstore to download it.

    Some minor PSN issues, but in general I’ve been lucky.

    Played some Warframe, died two times in the first mission. xD Beat it the third time when I decided to go online.

    Playing some Knack, super fun. I’m enjoying it a lot. Played some remote play on it, remote play disconnections in my bedroom, but downstairs in the room I’m usually in it works with minimal problems.

    Sharing is easy, though why it auto-saves when you hit the button is beyond me. Managing that content is going to be annoying. Need more options for this.

    Flower looks INSANELY beautiful on PS4. Controls are even better on PS4!

    • MrFinalgamer

      what’s your PSN? i would love to have more of my fellow gematsu folk in there =D i’m themewtwo456

      • Elvick

        PSN: Elvick_

      • Gigus

        lulz I read your ID as “them ew two” XD

  • Kobracon

    The next gen is HERE!……but I’m not touching it till next year. While I love the Playstation, I’ve learnt from last gen to not buy a new console on release coz there WILL be a better version of it some time down the line. Or even a really REALLY nice painted one bundled with an awesome game or something.

    • EX+

      Same here. I’m hoping Sony come out with a better PS4 model, which I would happily buy with inFamous Second Son or something.
      I’m also waiting for the games that I want. I mean, Killzone and Knack are cool and all, but it’s not enough for me.
      I’m gonna get a PS4 for 3 100% confirmed reasons: The Division, inFamous: SS and FFXIV: ARR. I HOPE Final Fantasy XV comes out next year, because that is my most anticipated next-gen game along with KH3.

      • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

        Why not play ARR on a PC?

    • bldudas

      I would love a Final Fantasy XV LE PS4.

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

        I’m sure they will make one and Hori will probably release a FFXV controller with it, but it will remain JP ONRY.

        • new_tradition

          Agree, but I’d love a FFXV bundle then. I, as of yet, haven’t bought any bundles, but I’d cave for a FFXV one :3

        • Blizzaja

          In just five seconds you have made me happy and then sad…I’ll just import it anyways lol.

        • bldudas

          Then I would import it. :D

    • Elvick

      Original PS3 was the best one though. 4 usb ports, full backwards compatibility…

      And I still think, despite the new things, that the original PS Vita is better.

      And it’s going to be a long time for that. I bought my PS3 in 2008 and there wasn’t a Slim yet. And IMO, both Slims are ugly.

    • Zancrow

      Yup, I think so, too.
      I think I’ll get a Wii U before I get a PS4, even.

    • Blizzaja

      I bought my PS3 on around 2007 or 2008 so far I never needed to buy a new one, sadly it’s on the verge of dying. It crashes, has slowdowns a lot, shuts down whenever it wants and stops or just doesn’t let me play certain videos. I have the oldest version because I couldn’t really afford to buy newer versions will all the great games coming out all the time.

      I also like the fact that I can play some of my favorite PS2 games from back in the day without having to buy a PS2 again, I heard the newer versions don’t let you do that which is a let-down though.

      • Kobracon

        Yeah my old PS3 died too….

        The lack of backwards compatibility was never a prob for me coz I always kept my PS2 and its still in perfect working order ^_^

        • Blizzaja

          I think if I still had my PS2 with the PS3 and the PS4 I just got I just might cry.

  • Charlottes Guardian

    My fellow americans, and non americans, and basically anyone not from china,

    Is anyone else as bummed out about Monster Hunter Online not coming to where ever they are? I mean, it looks amazing, the graphics are top notch, its free to play, and its adding skills and it just looks so awesome. I’m a huge monster nerd, but the last one I played was tri, I dont have a 3ds or a wii u so I cant get ultimate. I’ve never ported anything so ive never played frontier or portable 3rd either. But my brother and I used to log more hours in monster hunter together than any other game. My monster hunter portable 2 is still my most played game with 650-700 hours, (besides Modern Warfare 2, in which i had like 40 days of gameplay time lol. It was all MP nonesense with the guys tho. Ad it was my first COD)

    Anyways I just really want to play monster hunter online, thats all :(

  • MrFinalgamer

    so…remember that Deja vu mission? well apparently Hayter isn’t voicing it either…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O1hM-k3aUY

    • Elvick

      What’s the point then?

      • Gigus

        The point is to ruin your memories of MGS1.
        Thats the new kojima.

        • Elvick

          So… success?

          • Gigus

            sadly yes. I’m just gonna replay peace walker, snake eater, and GOTP. I don’t feel so happy in this weird direction kojima is doing. I really don’t mind that he changed Big Boss’s voice but to not use hayter for the throwback mission seems really odd to me.
            *spoilers*

            Another thing I don’t understand is why isn’t he making snake adopt the name Big Boss yet? He already told kaz to call him big boss at the end of Peace walker. So why give him another ridiculous name such has “Punished Snake”?

  • $18114340

    Anybody else picked up Skullgirls in the Steam sale? Fantastic game.

  • bloodiOS

    Anyone feel like sharing your Demon’s Souls character? Here’s mine (captured using iPhone 4): 

    • GhostNomad

      I have no idea how you managed to make your character that normal looking. Mine looks about as attractive as a turd on a stick >.>…. Good thing he’s a knight so he wears a helmet at all times :D

      • Budgiecat

        Yeah seriously. I gave up after about an hour or so.

        Also, anyone notice how Dark Souls II has like zero bloom or post processing effect in it like Demon’s Souls does? Not sure I like that..

        • bloodiOS

          I wouldn’t say that there is none of it but perhaps a more refined solution. Demon’s Souls was just excessive.

      • bloodiOS

        Five hours of pure dedication. Thank Heaven that Dark Souls has a good selection of stock faces xD

        • Blizzaja

          That is still pretty amazing, I applaud you in your dedication for detail!

    • GhostNomad

      Finally got to use my PS3 again, so I managed to grab these >.> I’m much more fond of my DD character but I’ve yet to find any kind of headgear that doesn’t either look weird or cover up her entire face.

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

      Better :D

      http://i.imgur.com/xb7BmU5.jpg

      And Bonus!

      http://i.imgur.com/QlO8v87.jpg

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

    I’m not sure how many of you have seen this, but it popped up shortly after reports of malfunctioning PS4s went up. I’m not an XBOX fan, but I have to admit… Even I laughed :p

    http://i.minus.com/i3LCSEbYmj5yX.gif

    • shogunknight

      hahahaha, the master chief breakdancing. I just hope the PS4 malfunctions wont be a very reoccuring issue.

    • Gigus

      I just find the fanboyism funny XD. I’ll laugh again if a sony fanboy does this also lol.

      • Blizzaja

        If they do it they should make sure they have the Xbox icon on the guy’s head, not the cover of Killzone Shadow Fall like this Xbox meme does.

    • Budgiecat

      Why do they keep doing it?? : (

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

        Just close the page and walk away, man…

        • Blizzaja

          I like Halo, but this is just sad and wrong….and funny, let’s not forget that.

    • $18114340

      CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR LAUNCH SONY

    • Blizzaja

      They couldn’t find the PlayStation icon?

    • DichaTesoro

      The Spirit Squad…they were funny.

  • new_tradition

    I was working a NBA game tonight and the PS3 booths got replaced by PS4 ones! I guess in hindsight it wasn’t so surprising, but I was a little stunned at the time, lol.

    Anyways, I actually didn’t get a chance to play any of the demos, but I finally handled the DualShock 4 controller. It’s pretty comfortable, but I didn’t really find it that strange from the DualShock 3 controllers. The smaller joysticks weren’t weird, and I didn’t know before that touchscreen area was pressable. I had assumed it was all haptic feedback or whatever.

    Still, I guess nothing bad about something familiar ^^

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

      Well, the only thing I’ve really been hearing about the DS4 controller is that the rubber seems to rub off after 3-4 weeks of usage, according to some people that got them in advance since Amazon started selling them early and such. That could certainly pose as a problem…

      • new_tradition

        Erk, that’s kind of sucky. I guess if I’m working there a month from now, I could confirm or something, haha ;D

  • Gigus

    Made this for fun. Hmmmmmmmmmm……………… “A” or “B”

    • new_tradition

      I’d go with B (the one on the right, correct?).

      By the way, I don’t think I told you before, but you’re really good at these :3

      • Gigus

        Thanks! Now since you chose “B” (colored one), I’m gonna have an issue with that. Unfortunately, some tee-making sites have limit colour of 5 for dark shirts and 6 for light coloured shirts.
        “B” might not be accepted because I’m over the 5 colour limit on dark shirts. What color should I eliminate?

        • new_tradition

          So the grey shirt itself is considered 1/5 colours? Hmmm…

          I don’t wanna give bad advise, but I guess you could get rid of the yellow all together and make background and the yellow parts of the Fox just white?

          …I don’t think you should listen to me D:

          • Gigus

            lol no worries. The shirt colours don’t count but if you look closely at the image, theres at least 6 already. Black, white, grey, yellow, brownish/amberish colour, and pink I guess. The shirt is still a work in progress thats why I post here in the open forums to see what advice or likes I can get from you guys.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I like them both.

      • Gigus

        Thanks! Oh and I’m doing something alittle special for sleeping dog fans ;P. Hopefully by next week.

    • shogunknight

      I like A. Though i think it would be better if the outline was darker

      • Gigus

        Gonna get rid of that stupid shadow effect I put and see if it’ll lighten it up to show the design more.

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

      I think they’re both impressive but A would stand out more on a lighter coloured tshirt.

      • Gigus

        Read my comment to tetsuya and shogun. Thanks for the input :).

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

      B is definitely better. A doesn’t really work well because the contrast isn’t right. It would be better if the logo was white if it’s going to be on grey.

      That or have it black on white.

      • Gigus

        That is true but I was going for military style shirt with “A” and I noticed that with actual military and military academy shirts for PT. Maybe I should have went with the regular grey shirt instead of charcoal grey.

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

          Whoever told you the military had good fashion sense didn’t know what they were talking about :p

          Just because they wear it that way doesn’t mean it makes sense. I still think that logo would look better on white, but you could go with a higher tone of grey~

    • DarkLegacy

      B looks awesome

      • Gigus

        Thank you! I appericate that alot of people like “B”, but unfortunately that is going to be hard for me to submit to any t-shirt sites. Reason for that is I’ve passed the colour limit. All the sites I’ve submitted too have rejected my designs for that very reason.
        I’m just one colour over. Right now I’m trying to figure out how to trim it down to be acceptable for print. I’m working on it now XD. I really don’t wanna choose a white shirt to use the coloured emblem. Just a personal preference because white shirts easily get dirty.

        • DarkLegacy

          Why did some of the sites reject them? You think there looking for some one professional?

          • Gigus

            Not some but all of them XD. Its ok though. It may be discouraging but its making me see whatever errors I’m making. I’m actually happy just showing you guys my t-shirts than them actually getting printed.

            • DarkLegacy

              The drawings that you make for your t-shirts are awesome. Keep up the good work ;)

    • gekitsu

      aww, arent these cool :D

      A is cool for that muted military look. maybe throwing in some olive drab would sell the whole thing a bit more on the military angle than mere black lineart on dark grey. think of those military patches where entire national flags get reduced to olive drab and black. for one, you could get a little more contrast in there, and olive drab is a very military looking colour.

      B is cool for a more general kind of shirt – as for your colour count problem, is dithering/halftone an option?

    • http://www.di.fm Spicy Chicken

      Nice work as usual dude. ;)

      As for my thoughts, I’m going to be a bit of a selfish git and say I’d go for A but with the emblem in silver on a black tee. I would buy that, NOW. Especially if it’s in my size (I’m at least XXXL in UK sizing). Either way the logo rocks, very cool. I think the problem is the t-shirt colour, that dark/charcoal grey is really hard to work with at the best of times. Still very cool though, I’d probably still buy A as it is actually (as gekitsu said, for that muted look), but would prefer silver on black. ^_^

  • McPoo

    What does everyone think of the ‘Congratulations on your launch, Sony’ Tweet from MS?

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-11-15-microsoft-congratulates-sony-on-its-ps4-launch

    I love when companies use social media to react to what’s going on around them, like Nokia did when the iPhone 5c was announced, and this one is even better as it seems to have half the people who’ve seen it complaining about MS being childish and sarcastic, and the other half praising them for being gentlemanly. Very well played, I reckon :p

    • bloodiOS

      It’s just good business.

      • LordKaiser

        Yup let’s see if someone will cry this upcoming Thursday.

    • shogunknight

      Felt very mature to me. I was impressed if not suprised

    • HassanJamal

      It was a nice sight. Really wish fanboys could be as civil as their favorite company.

    • Budgiecat

      They’re both making millions of dollars off fanboys. There’s no reason to be bitter at each other…

  • z_merquise

    I’ll just post this here:

    http://store.aksysgames.com/collections/philippine-disaster-relief

    Thank you for the help, Aksys!

    • Gigus

      I’ve made donations to the disaster that happend there recently. This is a plus though.

      • EX+

        I donated a couple 10s on Friday.

        • Gigus

          I’m gonna be donating again through the aksys donation this time.

  • Zancrow

    So, apparently a lot of PS4s are malfunctioning?
    Sony said it’s only like 0.4% or something but on Amazon.com it’s basically 50/50.
    Trolls? Or is it really that bad?

    • shogunknight

      Can be anything, but we cant rule out the possibility that most of them were defective. Do you know if other store reviews have reported the same issues? People would really have to read the troubleshooters for this, feels similar to a graphics card installation on pcs

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Trolls i bet

    • EX+

      When they say 50%, they mean 50% out of less than 500 shipments. Yes, I’m being serious.

    • Bobby Jennings

      Trolls definitely.

    • LordKaiser

      They overheat cuz of AMD APUs run at high temps.

      • Zancrow

        No, it’s not overheating, as far as I know.

    • gekitsu

      there is also a pronounced bias for these kinds of things to be posted in customer reviews.

      look up the amazon reviews of the hard drives that garnered tons of praise on tech websites – there is still a disproportionate number of one-star reviews about day one failures, the hd stopping working in , data being lost, etcetera.

      when something just works as advertised, you cant be arsed as much to write down that it did exactly that as when it did not.

      add to that how invested people tend to be in consoles, the magnitude of the purchase, that there was a significant time of waiting from pre-order to finally having it in ones hands…

    • Robbyfishersora

      better not be true.

  • http://shinsua.tumblr.com/ Shinsua

    I forgot to say this last open forum, but hello, everyone. How are you? I’ve been using Gematsu for my vidyogam news for a couple months now, but never really chimed in on any subjects. Heh. Hopefully I’ll not ruffle any feathers during my stay.

    • shogunknight

      In other words, you have been on spectator mode XD. Welcome to Gematsu

      • http://shinsua.tumblr.com/ Shinsua

        Thank ya, thank ya. I believe I’ve seen your name around a bit.

        And, wow, spectator mode? I haven’t played a fighting game with spectator mode in a good while… I-I think.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I’m glad you decided to start posting. =)

      Nice to meet you! I’m Zero. Welcome to the party. =P

      • http://shinsua.tumblr.com/ Shinsua

        Thanks~

        Are you ready guys? Put ya guns on! Let’s party!

    • Blizzaja

      Sorry if I’m late…Welcome to Gematsu!

      • http://shinsua.tumblr.com/ Shinsua

        Thank you! Glad to be here!

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

      I doubt you’ll ruffle any feathers here, Shinsua. The day you get on people’s bad side will be the day I’m loved by many (so yeah, never, lol). Still, despite knowing you outside of Gematsu and such, welcome aboard anyway.

      • http://shinsua.tumblr.com/ Shinsua

        Hahah, thank you, Tetsuya.

    • DarkLegacy

      Hello Shinsua, sorry if I’m late and I’ll owe you a thousand appologies if you like. Welcome to Gematsu, and enjoy your stay

  • minhkira

    Excuse me, anyone here already got PS4? Is there any problem with your unit?!

    Im efffking so hype, and in my country – the price get over 550$ / 01 PS4 Standard Edt. And after watching the HDMI and HDD issue is totally feak me out.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Mine works fine. I think it’s only a small number of units that are affected.

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    Me and a friend of mine were discussing something, The growth of generation to generation in video games we found to be…a bit too fast for us. Maybe in the end we’re somewhat jaded. But personally, i think being behind one console generation isn’t as bad as others will attempt to berate otherwise. Like when ps3 was big, I was still using my ps2, now that ps4 has launched, now i’ll just hang on the ps3.

    It makes sense just given how expensive most of the games and consoles are these days.

    Then again I bet just by saying this, one or two people are gonna now call me a scrub or something just as insulting

    • Budgiecat

      no you’re right. I just bought Grandia 1 off PSN

      http://uk.playstation.com/media/uSV3BGfj/Grandia_hero.jpg

      More interested in playing that than “Killzone Shadowfall”

      There’s no need to rush into a new system. They’re not going anywhere. Finish your backlog and enjoy what you have.

    • shogunknight

      Theres nothing wrong with that, its not as if the consoles are bacwards compatible. Truth is you buy the next console when you are ready, dont force yourself.

    • cookiewaffle

      nah man, I don’t need the PS4 or anything and it will take a while before I get it.. so I get what you’re talking about
      one thing is for sure: the day FFXV comes out, I will have a PS4 :D

      • Robbyfishersora

        me too.

    • DichaTesoro

      I’ve always been behind on consoles. It was only this previous generation that I was able to buy my own consoles (a 360 in 2008, a Wii in 2009, and didn’t get a PS3 until 2012) and be up to date with games. It’s cool because you don;t have to be drooling over a shiny new game that you cannot have—me for the Wind Waker while I was in high school. Still, there’s always a ton of games for each generation that will hold up until you can buy a new console so there’s never a reason to rush.

      I’ll probably stick with what I have until the consoles are cheaper and there are some games I really want.

    • Elvick

      I don’t really care. I’ll play whatever, but I’m not going to wait to play the newest stuff.

    • Arcana Gear

      i’m brazilian, here it’s a rule to be one generation behind XD… no kidding when i reeive my ps3 as a gift in the end of 2011 people thinked that i was rich to play in a ps3….

  • Budgiecat

    Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Arcade premiere video featuring Marie Rose, the new Gothic Lolita from Sweden who uses the Russian military art: Systema.

    I guess Tecmo ran out of ideas and felt they needed to go the loli route ala Rachel Alucard of Blazblue and Ninon Beart of King of Fighters Maximum Impact 2….

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0P_imvqBvU

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I finally found some time lately to watch more anime. I talked about it some in the last open forum. I just started watch Attack on Titan. Got to episode 10 earlier. Holy Crap! This series is awesome! Also, gotta love that addictive opening song. =)

    • DarkLegacy

      Nice, I was watching anime for the whole day. By the way, when’s the #71 open forum open? Just asking. And now I think I might start playing Kingdom Hearts II

  • new_tradition

    Hey guys, I was wondering, how long do you think it will be before we start seeing gaming advertisements at movie theatres?

    I’m not sure if this already being done somewhere in the world, but we’re seeing movie trailers on our home consoles now, why not vice versa?

    Would you mind them, or not care? Do you think trailers should be reserved for movies alone?

    • McPoo

      It’s been happening for years in the uk. I assumed it was the same everywhere tbh.

      • new_tradition

        Maybe…I personally haven’t seen them here on my side of Toronto, but it’s not near the downtown core, so maybe the more higher end theatres got it going on, lol.

    • $18114340

      I’ve seen game ads at movie theaters before. Most of the time it’s for particularly notable releases such as Halo. I don’t mind but I consider them the same as ads for any other mass consumer product. You probably already know about these things if you’re even remotely interested, so what’s the point? You’d probably never see a Nintendo ad in a movie theater though, and I think that would speak volumes. The way that Microsoft, Sony, et al market their games is pretty different from the staunchy traditional “games as toys” philosophy Nintendo jives with. Honestly I prefer the latter.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Very soon. I already see video game trailers/ad’s at the theater. They played the Bioshock Infinite one quite a bit before it released.

      • $18114340

        Bioshock ads were EVERYWHERE in NYC the weeks leading up to release; it was pretty nuts. They really went ham — billboards, subway ads, bus banners, Bioshock Infinite was everywhere you looked… hope it was worth it?

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

          Japan does this on a daily basis in Akihabara. It’s funny when people in North America are like, “OMG OMG OMG!” when they see stuff like this. A friend of mine was freaking out about seeing a banner for that game and I’m just sitting here like, “*yawn* They have Ryu ga Gotoku and Sengoku Basara tour buses in Japan. Bitch, please.”

    • Elvick

      Hopefully by 2015. Sony needs to in their movies. They put out a lot of movies, may as well advertise their games in there too. Especially the cinematic ones like Uncharted, The Last of Us, Beyond…

      Plus, R&C movie coming in 2015, if they do a PS4 R&C they could cross promote it that way.

  • LordKaiser
    • Blizzaja

      Couldn’t find page.

      • LordKaiser

        Same here. I can’t find the true source.

    • $18114340

      I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if this was true. Foxconn has a terrible rep for this kind of thing, and IIRC there was a rumor that they did the same thing with the latest iPhone or something?

    • shogunknight

      Oh ooo, why this surface now??

  • Blizzaja

    I just bought Killzone Shadow Fall, can someone please tell me that I didn’t accidentally buy Pokemon Y Version instead?

    • shogunknight

      That box art!! I need a wallpaper for that

  • PrinceHeir

    Hi everyone!!

    woo it’s been awhile since i message here :D

    been busy doing these questions for my upcoming exam a week from now.

    how are you all been? enjoying the PS4 launch so far? i’ll probably get one a year or two like i did with Vita. too many games i need to finished right now and low in cash :

    btw i just bought the Doujin Bundle 2 a few weeks ago, i thought i shared it with you all ^^

    Doujin Bundle 2 PC

    http://depositfiles.com/folders/CB0SMLMF1

    here’s the OST

    Doujin Bundle 2 MP3 OST

    http://depositfiles.com/folders/KD3H8FTVM

    for those who had missed the first Doujin Bundle games :P

    Doujin Bundle 1 PC

    http://depositfiles.com/folders/GXTP3L5IM

    Doujin Bundle 1 MP3 OST

    http://depositfiles.com/folders/YLRY50DPI

    here’s an info about the games

    Doujin Bundle 1

    http://groupees.com/doujin

    Doujun Bundle 2

    http://groupees.com/doujin2

    if anyone wants the FLAC version of the OST(though not all have FLAC) please let me know and i’ll try to upload it at a later day ^^

    also let me know if there’s any problems with the games or OST so i’ll try to reupload it ^^

  • PrinceHeir

    Her @zerorpg:disqus!!!!

    finally finished Monster last week, and wow what a ending!!!!!

    instantly became one of my top 3 anime’s of all time along with Darker Than Black and Ghost in the Shell 2nd GiG!!

    it’s been a long time since i’ve seen an amazing ending such as Monster!!!

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

      Gotta love dem psychological anime.

      EDIT: Oh, now go watch Psycho-Pass if you haven’t already done so :p

      • PrinceHeir

        did you finished Monster as well? :D

        i was planning on getting that as well since it’s from Production IG and many people say it’s similar to Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex ^^

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

          Similar in some ways, yes, but different enough to be its own thing. There’s a movie coming out soon and season 2 has already been green lit.

          EDIT: Ah, sorry. I completely skipped the question, lol. Yes, but it was many years ago (about 10 or so, iirc)! I was watching this back when I was in high school, which feels like forever ago

          • PrinceHeir

            cool!!

            the BD is out now so might as well get it ^^

            did you watch Arise? what anime’s are you watching now?

            i’m watching Skip Beat right now and paying Ace Attorney Justice for All.

            i’m in no rush in getting to next gen.

            yeah i think the pre 2004 anime’s are reaching it’s 10th year anniversary next year.

            time sure flies by so quickly!!!

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

              Nope, never watched Arise. Right now, I’m just watching the new season of Ippo.

              • PrinceHeir

                aww :

                well you should watch it whenever you have the free time ^^

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Nice! Yeah, I love the ending. It’s one of my favorite series. I need to re-watch it again. Started watching Shingeki no Kyojin. Loving it so far.

      • PrinceHeir

        so what did you think of the ending??? :D

  • HighBrowDrifter
    • cookiewaffle

      would love some good old Crash. and if it’s true that Sony’s got their hands on it AND Naughty dog is helping, then i can’t help but hope this is gonna be amazing

  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    Hey everyone, it’s been awhile. I just wanted to see a show of hands of who got a PS4 so far and a second show of hands of who’s getting an Xbox One on launch.

    • LordKaiser

      What about you?

      • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

        Can’t accommodate either PS4 or Xbox One till after the holidays. I managed to get into school and that’s been taking up my time but I’m transferring to a different school next year, so I didn’t want to get a fancy HDTV (or any TV at all) only to have to bring it with me to my new place. So I’ll stick to handhelds for the rest of 2013, but seeing impressions makes me jealous. I hope you’re all enjoying the new gen, it’s been long overdue!

        • EX+

          Ah, I see. Well, if you want recommendations, you can check out Amazon for a new HDTV. 33 inch 1080p Samsung isn’t that expensive, for whenever you get a new TV.

          • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

            Thanks for that, I’ll be keeping that in mind end of December/early January. For now I’m just trying to finish this semester, while working x.x; I’ve come to the conclusion that I should just wait until breaks to work, trying to work early has been screwing with me so far.

        • LordKaiser

          Thanks but i think that I will wait at least 1 or 2 years for it to get the games that I want. I hope that your new place is safe.

          • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

            Nothing wrong with waiting honestly. My aim is to snag my Zelda XL and get Ace Attorney DD right away. Then there’s some other good 3DS titles, as well as Vita titles. Nothing wrong with waiting. I think because of the excitement and the Remote Play, I’ll have to dive in next year. I’ve got a bad habit with consoles games, so remote play seems like the solution to finishing more titles.

            • LordKaiser

              Then Bravely Default that may get sooner or later depending on your region.

              I want a 3DS but the color that I want is not available. Chrome Blue.

    • Elvick

      I got PS4. Not getting an Xbone.

    • DarkLegacy

      I got PS4 for a main reason, and that was for Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III. And I’m using PS4 as a Christmas gift

    • Bryce Blalex Douglas

      Got my PS4 and loving it.

  • Elvick

    Beat Knack, overall I loved it. Final boss was a bitch though. D':

    Really enjoyed the story, as I thought I would.

    The only issues I have with the game are how strange it is to see 99% of enemies simply disappear. Humans had a nice ‘teleport’ animation. Robots exploded, but their parts vanished quickly.

    I mean, it’s not a big deal but visually it was jarring.

    The only other issue was just a game logic one. Knack would run through some sections with falling bridges or whatever and then the human characters would still be behind him in the cutscenes, as if following the same path. Silly.

    But yeah, I loved it. Simple gameplay, but fun and challenging.

    • shogunknight

      Glad to see you had some fun. I hope there would be more platformers. After playing this, if they decided to fix the issues you have with the game, would you want a knack sequel?

      • Elvick

        If they added some new mechanics, certainly. If not… I’d probably still play a sequel for the story and characters. :P

        But I think the foundation is there, and in theory, they could add a few more complex gameplay ideas while still keeping it accessible. They could still appeal to their target audience, but better appeal to hardcore on a level that’s more engaging than simply having higher difficulty options.

        Like Knack is the ‘first step’ into gaming for the kids or what have you and then Knack 2 could be a ‘second step’. Still accessible, but with a little more variety and depth.

        I do think that most wouldn’t probably like paying $60 for it, and I can’t help but think Sony would have priced it $40 if it weren’t a launch title. Launch will probably boost sales up more than usual and I think that’s why they kept it $60. Personally I think it’s worth it though, but we all have different values. :3

        I hope people who were interested give it a shot at some point. Lots of people that have played it liked it.

        I’m curious how many reviewers played on Easy, I watched a few LP videos of an Easy playthrough and you can take a lot of hits and it makes the game so much less interesting when that’s the case. And I’m sure to meet deadlines, most reviews did go that route.

  • GhostNomad

    I’ve just encountered the strangest problem with my PS3 >.>

    The HDMI cable I’ve been using over the last five years stopped outputting 720p/1080i/1080p on my PS3. I thought the cable finally suffered some issues so I plugged it into my PS4, perfect signal. Tried it on my best friend’s PS4, worked perfectly again. Same story with my laptop and my friend’s Tivo.

    Tried the HDMI cable that came with my PS4, worked perfectly on the PS3 as well as all other devices mentioned earlier, and then I tried a third HDMI just to be sure. Once again it worked with no problems on the PS3. Only my old cable stopped working properly but ONLY when plugged into my PS3. I am confuse. And also relieved that it’s not a problem with my PS3. But mostly confuse.

    Posting this here just in case anyone else has had such issues and/or might be able to shed some light on the situation.

    • shogunknight

      Did you check the pins on the HDMI cable that isnt working on the PS3? Maybe a pin bent

      • GhostNomad

        The cable’s in near perfect condition. I tried flipping it around so that both connectors get to be plugged into the PS3. It only refused to work when plugged into the PS3, but the very same cable worked just fine with two PS4’s, a laptop, and my friend’s Tivo.

    • LordKaiser
      • GhostNomad

        The problem occurred with a cable that has been used exclusively on my PS3 (and PC). It was working fine in the afternoon, then when I turned the PS3 on in the evening (nothing had been moved, unplugged, or touched at all) it didn’t send 720p/1080i/1080p properly. When I swapped the cable with another one, it worked fine, and when I used the ‘faulty’ cable on a PS4/laptop, it worked perfectly fine there as well.

        I appreciate the suggestion (and that’s a handy piece of information to have if my PS4 starts having problems) but it’s only occurring with my PS3, not the PS4 :P

  • Gigus

    Is gmail down? I keep getting error404.

    • shogunknight

      Seems to be working fine for me. Maybe its your ISP

      • Gigus

        Nope, I login fine with the phone app. I’m trying to log on to my pc and keeps giving me the crappy 404 error.

        *edit*
        Found a work around :P

        • shogunknight

          Is it chrome? Maybe you should try clearing your cookies.

          • Gigus

            Not a chrome user (ninetailed fox user if you get the joke) XD. Clearing cookies didn’t work either. I think its the URL. It seems like it wasn’t linking to its usual page.
            I think its due to the whole merger with anything google owned.

            Geez they really need to fix that youtube crap. I miss the old google.

            • shogunknight

              Ah i see, havent even used firefox for quite a while….well its way better than internet explorer

              • Gigus

                lulz anything is better than IE.

  • shogunknight

    Wow, over 1 million shipped PS4s in 24 hours. US alone. Congrats Sony, good job

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=717572

    Edit: Seems like the best launch in Sonys history with ps2 at a close second of 980k in Japan only

  • Blizzaja

    Is anyone else mad that Chrono Pantasma isn’t coming to PS4? I mean it’s the perfect time! BlazBlue would be insane on the PS4.

    • Budgiecat

      Nope

    • shogunknight

      Yeah, quite sad. A port is still possible, at least the PS4 is getting Guilty Gear Xrd

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

        This is exactly why we’re not getting this BB on PS4 :p

        • Blizzaja

          I would still be happy with some BlazBlue for my new console though…

      • Blizzaja

        I never played Guilty Gear, is it good?

        • Budgiecat

          uh…..yeah?

    • Elvick

      More mad it’s not coming to Vita… but I’d love it on PS4, but still time for that one to happen.

      • Blizzaja

        I would be fine with both, Vita needs more games anyways.

      • Kayseur

        I still think it’ll be coming to Vita eventually, with a reviewed version including Kokonoe and maybe another DLC. Which is why I’d like to hold on until it’s announced and not buy the PS3 ver. Especially since I like Vita’s D-Pad more than the DS3’s…

        • Elvick

          I suppose there’s a chance. I’m still annoyed Persona 4: Arena didn’t come to Vita. I thought for sure it would.

          It made perfect sense. You’d have P4: Golden and P4: Arena in one place. And portable. What more could you want? ):

          Stoopid Atlus

          • PrinceHeir

            i’m betting they’ll port the sequel one.

            just hope it does include all the story including the new scenarios.

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

    Did I seriously just get a Gintama outfit in God Eater 2? Lol.

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

      I got some new material in my latest mission to make a new top for myself though, so I’m wearing something different right now. Now I just need some more material to make some bottoms to go with it…

      • EX+

        That game looks so good. I’ll buy a Vita if this gets localized. I’d buy it anyway, but this game is gonna make that purchase in a much closer time.

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

          I just wish the quality wasn’t so bad on the screenshots though. It doesn’t look that grainy when you play the game.

          • Elvick

            Did you scale it down?

            I still don’t know why Vita screenshots are bigger than the PS Vita resolution.

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

              Nope. I don’t make any alterations to screenshots. I simply just transfer them. Something tells me that watermark might have something to do with it.

              It automatically adds it to the screenshot (can’t see it in-game though). Maybe something happens during this process and makes the quality worse somehow.

      • PrinceHeir

        wow these game looks ace :)

        so there’s customizations too?awesome!

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

          Yeah, there has always been customization. They just added more this time.

    • shogunknight

      Nice, hows the game by the way

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

        So far so good, but I haven’t played as much as I would like. I can’t ever play Vita games for an extended period of time. My neck hurts after a while of looking down at the screen for so long, lol. I could hold it up in front of me, but that would just be replacing one soreness with another by making my wrists sore… Plus, it’s incredibly awkward to hit button combinations without any sort of surface underneath the handheld.

        • Budgiecat

          such is life.

          Why dun u have PS Vita TV

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

            I’ll probably get one at some point, but it’s too expensive for me right now. Between getting GE2 this month along with Lightning Returns and the Lightning Returns OST, I blew through a little over $165 or so.

            Plus, I’m trying to save up for Gundam Extreme VS Full Boost along with Sengoku Basara 4 in January, then the PS4 and Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin in February.

    • Budgiecat

      No JoJo outfits?

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

        How about I make an outfit out of you?

        :|

        • Budgiecat

          If you insist….

  • Gigus

    Whats up guys! I’ve listened to your opinions about my Fox Hound Academy t-shirt and I’ve taken your suggestions into consideration. After hours of tweaking and playing around with it, I’ve come to a decision and finalized the design. So take a look.

    If you don’t see your suggestion on my shirt, please don’t be offended. Your ideas might have not worked well with the design or they do not meet the standards of the sites I’ve been submitting too.
    Again, you’ve been such a great help to me and I’m really glad you guys like the work I’ve been posting here in the open forums. I also really appreciate the constructive criticism from those who have given their input. It really is important that I receive the constructive criticism because I’m selling a product people will wear. Of course when you wear something you wanna look good, right?
    Thank you guys! I cannot express my gratitude enough.
    Wish me luck on my submission. WISH ME LUCK!!!!!!

    • Anime10121

      Looks great to me!

    • DarkLegacy

      They are awesome

  • Ace

    I miss the good ‘ole days…

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

      I don’t. You remind me of them every week.

    • Elvick

      Then pretend you live in ‘the good ‘ole days” and disown all that is made now and didn’t exist then. Enjoy the crappy reality of that time.

    • McPoo

      Can you elaborate on what you mean by these “good ‘ole days” please?

  • EX+

    I had an exam on Friday and I think I did pretty well on it. Of course, I need to keep bringing the heat in school. But damn, it can be pretty tiring.

    • DarkLegacy

      Lucky I’m in college and not HS. I wasn’t really good at exams, and I always get the answers wrong. It’s what I hated most in HS

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

    Gah… I want to play with some of the JP players in God Eater 2, but I haven’t progressed far enough in the story. The game hasn’t even been out a week and people are already on mission 60+ and I’m just sitting here like, “WHAT ARE YOU DOIIIIIIIING?”, lol. Crazy guys.

    Well, I get there soon enough, I guess :p

    • Luna Kazemaru

      dude i know already near the end of the game lol

  • LordKaiser

    http://www.gamesradar.com/nine-virtual-boy-games-the-3ds-can-completely-redeem/ I was thinking that Nintendo should remake Teleroboxer and VB Wario Land for 3DS when I found this article.

  • Elvick

    Playing Killzone: Shadow Fall on PS4 now, checked gematsu in the browser while it was suspended. The browser, so far, is really nice. (not commenting on it, don’t know my disqus info by heart… which is my twitter info I guess :P)

    It looks so good, so far not understanding reviews on that one either. But I expected it to be rated less than it probably deserves due to FPS fatigue and retarded next-gen expectations put on everything.

    On the second mission and already disagreeing on IGN not liking the anti-gravity stuff.

    Easier than I thought it would be to quickly switch OWL modes. Though I tend to mess up and use R1 (grenades) instead of OWL (L1). xD Game is sexy so far. Story is interesting so far. Haven’t played online yet.

  • 罪罰

    I’m just sitting here, doing homework.
    tfw no ps4.jpg

  • Omega_Shiro

    In Australia waiting to get my ps4….

    • AdamBoy64

      Not long to wait now.
      Well, still too long.

      From what I’ve seen, it looks like the PS4 has sold out all over, whereas you can still order an X1, if you wanted one.

      So it’s good signs for Sony over here.

      • Omega_Shiro

        Yea I searched about town and got a perorder just at a shop that would be least likely to sell it lol sold out but managed to get one just lol.

        • AdamBoy64

          Ah, that’s neat.

          If you don’t mind me asking, how long ago did you get your preorder?

          • Omega_Shiro

            I don’t actually remember a month or more ago?? quite a while ago all I want is to get mine one the 29th when it comes out we have to wait longer than america dose kinda sucks but oh well.

          • Omega_Shiro

            should of just shipped it.

  • miyamoto

    The PS4 is the Japanese gaming industry hope 4 a good comeback!

    JRPGs, FF, Metal Gear, Tales series, everything you name it!!!

    PS2 x 2 = PS4

    Greatness is Back! PaybackStation Style!

    • Budgiecat

      Maybe.

      Or maybe Japan will just make games mostly on the Vita, 3DS and iOS/Android to cut costs and play it safe as usual…

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

        Doubtful. Especially since Sony is putting a lot of weight on the PS4, wanting to revive a lot of old franchises to breathe some life back into Playstation. It would be kind of silly to think they would make all of these bold claims and investments into PS4, but turn around and stick with just handhelds.

        Now, that’s not to say Vita, 3DS, and iOS won’t be strong, but I believe PS4 will be stronger than PS3 ever was.

        • Budgiecat

          PS4 seems very Western centric for now.

          Maybe we’ll get a new Earthworm Jim and MDK 3

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

            Yeah, now come back and say that after FFXV and KH3 have released and sold many more PS4s because of it :p

            • Budgiecat

              Well since you’re getting me a copy of them along with a PS4 for my Christmas I guess I can’t complain….

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

                I’m getting copies to burn because haters gonna hate.

                • Budgiecat

                  Don’t really understand the hate. The FF XV crew has way more Fantasy gangsta swag than Lightning and her prostitute outfits and silly bouquet shield…

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

                    I was kidding, but for the record… I’d take Lightning over the whole cast of FFXV ANY day. Just saying. FFXV’s crew is 2edgy4me.

  • Budgiecat

    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD to come out March 19th 2014.

    About freakin time. Let’s see if they fixed the lifeless doll faces of Tidus and Yuna.

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/11/18/final-fantasy-x-x-2-hd-remaster-coming-to-ps3-march-18th-2014/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKpsU4SkfTw

    • McPoo

      Do you ever wish that Final Fantasy was made into a multiplayer, team based first person shooter with a mix of magic and technology incorporated into the gun play? I sure do.

      It’d be like Shadowrun (G.O.A.T FPS), but with ladyboys instead of dwarfs. I’d play it though, should we create a Kickstarter for it?

      • Budgiecat

        lulz wat mysterious concoction of exotic herbs, cannibus, shrooms, bathsalts and angeldust were you smoking when you typed that….

        • McPoo

          I don’t even know what angeldust is >.> Sounds like sherbet…

          Seriously though, I can’t do this alone. Are you in or are you out?

    • Gigus

      If they remade the game, yeah the doll-like faces will disappear.

  • Gigus

    Wow, have you guys seen all the ps4/foxconn news? Im not really sure if these things are true but if they are, Sony is gonna have their asses.

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

      It’s just hearsay, honestly. Had the consoles come out without any problems at all, Foxconn would be praised right now for their excellent manufacturing of the product. I honestly think they are simply using them as the scapegoat for the malfunctions because it’s easier to put the blame on interns than have the higher ups take the responsibility.

      Regardless, give it a few months and it will blow over when Japan releases the PS4 in their own country. It will probably come from their own employees then, especially if there is any truth to this.

      • Gigus

        ugh…… I know that feeling. Foxconn is just really horrible. It’s not that surprising they’ve been getting away with a lot of stuff recently. It just enrages me that they do that and I fear it won’t stop.

    • $18114340

      Considering that companies such as Sony, Nintendo, et al really don’t have a choice when it comes to manufacturing, they can’t really control Foxconn or reprimand them in a way that matters — hence why things like this keep on happening.

      • Gigus

        yeah that is true especially when the manufacturing cost is cheaper over there.

      • Budgiecat

        You get what you pay for

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

    Just a reminder that I’ll be getting my OST for Lightning Returns a couple of days early tomorrow afternoon. I’ll upload pics and such, but I’ll also be ripping the OST and will probably upload it tomorrow night, then post the link here for those interested.

    Knowing my luck, I probably won’t be able to find any data when putting the CD in, so all of the tracks will be unnamed. I’m not sure if I’ll actually bother adjusting the tags before uploading it or give you guys the tracklist so you can do it yourselves, lol. That sort of thing can kind of be a pain and I’m honestly not sure how many songs there are since I haven’t checked, so we’ll just have to wait and see how it goes.

    In any case, just check back here tomorrow at some point if you’re interested. If everything else stays on schedule though, I’ll have the game on Friday and will make a post in the next Open Forum about it.

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

      I thought the way he said ‘pee-dough-file’ was funny :p

      • PrinceHeir

        lol i did the same thing XD

  • AdamBoy64

    Perhaps I’m a bit late for this Open Forum.
    But I was wondering if anyone here plays Soccer (as in, um, football) video games? Probably someone from outside the US, I’d guess.

    I’ve been trying to get back into playing some of them. I got the demos for both FIFA 2014, and PES 2014 and I’ve tried them out.
    I mean, they’ve been good. But, I don’t know – it hasn’t exactly been inspiring.

    I think these days the games are becoming a lot more technical, perhaps I’m after something slightly geared towards more of an ‘Arcade’ rather than simulation.

    Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone here plays any soccer sims, or has any recommendations.

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

    So, is anybody else experiencing errors with PSN today? I keep getting a
    DNS error whenever I try to sign in or I manage to sign on for a little
    bit, then get bumped off anyway. Also, I can’t sync my trophies or even
    open my profile to check my recent ones (it immediately says the connection times out when I try on PS3 and says it cannot connect to the network if I try to sync on Vita).

    There’s a ‘-‘ mark where the trophy level should be, next to the star. I have read multiple reports within 24 hours of people claiming it’s PSN congestion due to PS4 users, but I just don’t know. One of my friends was able to sync his trophies without an issue, but I just don’t know what’s going on here.

    • Elvick

      Nope. I was having some ‘What’s New/Livearea’ issues early this morning before going to sleep (so 2am-ish), but it was fine while I was playing today.

      Sync’d a bunch o’ trophies. Didn’t do much else today on PSN, but was signed in the whole time.

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

        Well, I checked again this morning and everything seems to be in working order. I guess it’s a good thing I didn’t particularly feel like playing FFXIV: ARR last night or I would have been rather frustrated :|

  • PrinceHeir

    rightstuf sale starts now to December 3. 2013 :)

    http://www.rightstuf.com/rssite/main/news/individual/?ForumThreadName=FT0000005822&ReturnTo=Main

    i ordered these things

    1 $17.49 * rsdvd0822 Aria The Animation (Season 1) DVD Col
    1 $2.29 * ddsb001 Darkside Blues DVD (Hyb)
    1 $19.99 * delf120 Elfen Lied Blu-ray Complete Collection

    Aria The Animation and Elfen Lied both costs $49 each so this is a good deal for me :)

    i might buy Arakawa Under The Bridge Season 1 and 2 Premium Bundle Blu Ray(shame no Season 1 Premium bundle) since it’s only:

    Retail: $129.98
    Your Price: $56.99*

    this is HUGE!!

    love this series!

  • Elvick

    “If anyone wants to play REAL Final Fantasy, play Final Fantasy 1-9, — All Final Fantasy games from Final Fantasy 10 onwards are crap.”

    “propabably one of the worst FF, once square enix took charge the
    franchise has never been the same. sorry i dont mean to ofend anyone”

    “Why remastering one of the worst FF game of all time (story-wise)”

    Just a few comments from FFX|X-2 Remaster trailer on YouTube…

    Still can’t believe someone here actually argued with me when I said I see more FFX hate now than I ever have. smh

    • Budgiecat

      Youtube with hateful comments? Surely you jest!

      But yeah…FFX was cool and all but it’s easy to point out its flaws especially now that FF XIII came about and is similar in many areas; those particular areas that many do not like.

      Still, its way better than XIII series

    • Luna Kazemaru

      looks like mirror comments i seen on LL’s stream

  • Gigus

    I think I made a booboo in my Fox Hound Academy design :’|. I feel that I didn’t throw enough parodies on it so it could be infringing copy rights.

  • Budgiecat

    Okay this just looks wrong…

    http://oi42.tinypic.com/9ky2js.jpg

    Report: Also it’s confirmed that she will be downloadable content for the console versions via update

    • Elvick

      Bayman always in hot positions. He’s so dreamy.

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

      Actually, that looks perfect.

    • Kobracon

      Shes coming? Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet. Its kinda refreshing to see a character like her in the DOA roster, adds variety.

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

        Yeah, adding another female to an already female dominant roster definitely screams ‘VARIETY!’, lol.

        • Kobracon

          Oh you~

          There isn’t a single loli in DOA (which was a win for me) but they were bound to add one eventually. Now it can please a wider audience.

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

            Well, that’s not entirely true… Ayane was 16 at the beginning of Dead or Alive and Kasumi was 17, so I’d consider that to be ‘loli’ territory where I’m from :p

            • Kobracon

              Well I meant more the cutesy character archetype rather than solely the age part of a loli. Of the current line-up, the one that acts the ‘cutest’ is probably…..Lei Fang or Hitomi? And that’s being generous.

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

    IT’S HEEEEEEEEEEEEEERE :3

    FedEx was running a little later than usual today, but at least it came today, haha. Also, currently listening to it right now (duh, right?) and it’s pretty awesome so far. 4 discs of glorious BGM. Good news is, Winamp was actually able to find the data for it already, despite it being before the official release date, so all the tags are correct, which meeeeeeans… I can start zipping this up and uploading it tonight.

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

      Here’s a gallery for the other pictures I took if you’re interested.

      http://minus.com/mWEO28E9raReL

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Nice!

    • new_tradition

      vgmdb has the listing now it seems:

      http://vgmdb.net/album/40239

      Holy shi-Is it really over 5 hours long? Omg :O

      EDIT: Oooh, is this a new Disqus thing where it indents links or something now..?

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

        Yeah, it’s going to take a while to upload with my shitty connection, lol. I just finished ripping all four CDs in FLAC format and uploading them now.

        • new_tradition

          My thanks, sir :3

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

            Yeah, I was hoping to get it all uploaded tonight, but it looks like they won’t be finished until morning. Still, I’ll post it when I can.

            • new_tradition

              Any favourite songs yet? That tracklisting has some awfully thought-provoking titles to them (I feel a little spoiled now, but what the hell; I might even watch a stream for the game at this rate, lol).

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

                It’s much too early to start picking favorites, but… The second track on the first disc (最期の13日) is pretty nice.

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

      Here’s the download link for the first disc in FLAC format:

      http://www.mediafire.com/download/9p968giqircb7vm/Disc_1.rar (431 MB)

      EDIT: I’m not sure why, but there’s a slight scratching sound that lasts for about a second in the second track. I’ve checked and double-checked the CD, but there aren’t any visible scratches or anything like that on it and it’s clean, so it could just be a manufacturing issue with the first print, unfortunately. Other than that, it’s fine.

    • futuristic_imagination

      Hey before I forget, thank you for putting the ost up. After listening some of the ost, I feel that im going to enjoy playing the game when it comes out. :)

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

        No problem. I wish I could have got it up sooner. I didn’t think it would take all night and into the morning hours, lol.

        I know the music has certainly got me pumped for the game. It’s making that wait until Friday a little harder, but at least I’ve got God Eater 2 holding me off for now. I tried not to focus too much on the names of the songs when listening though since I could tell right off the bat that some of them were spoilers, heh.

        • futuristic_imagination

          Yeah… I should of waited on manually changing the song names until I played the game. That’s not going to stop me from listening to it!

          Almost finished listening to it too. Though I kind of wish they added Origa or KOKIA for a vocal track. But other than that its a pretty solid ost.

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

            Origa would have been really nice. She’s really an under appreciated artist, in my opinion. I’ve got all of her works in Russian, English, and Japanese though.

            Truth be told, she’s one of the two artists that actually make me have dem feels. The other is Rurutia. A lot of the time, Origa’s lyrics are just really emotional though because unlike a lot of music you hear today… It really sounds like a story, ya know?

            So it’s easy to get emotional when it’s one of the sadder tales, I guess you could say. Well, that’s how I feel towards her music anyway. It’s funny though… I had her playlist up in Winamp earlier, so it’s amusing that you mention her now :p

            Now I’m just going to leave this since it’s one of my favorites~

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMXaPXwNQh0

            • futuristic_imagination

              lol good thing I mentioned it. A few days ago my friends and I re-watched a lot of sci-fi animes and one of those shows was Ghost in the shell: SAC. That got me in the mood to listen to Origa. Still gives me goosebumps listening to some of her songs… it sets the mood for the show.

              Its nice to know that somebody else besides me knows what artist I was talking about.

              Rurutia sounds familiar… I can’t remember if she was featured in a game or anime. I will look into it later, when i get back to my computer.

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

                Well, much like a lot of other people, ‘Selenite’ was the first song I had heard of Rurutia’s. It was the ED theme to Karas: The Prophecy (for the first 3 OVAs) anyway. I started looking for more of her music afterwards though and found her other work to be just as good.

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wce7Je5tnUg

  • Elvick

    Tearaway is scoring amazingly.

    So… buy it. Please. D:

    http://www.mediamolecule.com/images/uploads/splash_loopy_faster.gif

    • MrFinalgamer

      getting this game on either Friday or Saturday! cannot wait for it! and a couple of days later we get Ys Celceta too!! (my backlog is already quite big on vita…oh well =D)

    • McPoo

      It’s really lovely looking, the music on the advert is fantastic too.

      I get the feeling it’ll be like LBP for me though, where I like the concept and the appearance of it, but I get bored very quickly of the gameplay.

      Plus I sold my Vita back in January >.>

  • Gigus
    • EX+

      I saw that. It was a good vid.

      • DarkLegacy

        “good vid”

        And I was late for it. Well at least I know the vid was from KSI

        • EX+

          Oh, the video itself wasn’t from KSI, it was about him. MS let him perform a song for the XBO launch in London. Because of a few things (which I’ll tell you about below), MS is severing all ties with him.

          The video itself explains why companies like MS should not be marketing products with someone like KSI, as they (along with others like EA with their games) are going for a more casual family esque market with the XBO.

          Because of KSI’s funny, yet more mature themes, it’s a bad idea for companies who are going for this casual market to pay him to advertise their products, despite the fact that he has 4 million subscribers on YT.

          Personally, while I do think he can be funny, he goes overboard. The video that really showed off his… non-family demographic content was his Eurogamer video, where he was motor boating a woman (with permission) and making breast references to girls during interviews (not with devs, just normal girl gamers). It was kinda funny (emphasis on was and the motor boating in public thing isn’t acceptable to me, even when given permission) and it is just a joke, but not everyone thinks that’s the case. Some people think it’s terrible to do. It’s because of that video that KSI is seen as someone who brands shouldn’t associate with.

          This video was taken down because it used some of his video footage, which he took down because of copyright claims. But you can watch the other one which doesn’t have any of his footage here, still the same video though.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTlyi6MbHo8

          • DarkLegacy

            And I thought I was the only one who heard that Deamau5 would peform at XBO launch. But I heard now that Xbox one is facing software problems

      • Gigus

        Its really disappointing that popular brands in the UK are using this guy and took them so long to realize it. The guy isn’t even funny. He’s actually a jerk in a real life. He also keeps doing the same type of joke every time. It just makes him immature in real life.

        • EX+

          He appeals to a certain demographic:
          Teenage boys who play Fifa.
          That’s the thing though.
          As the video stated, Youtubers aren’t these personalities that are uncorrupted by money. Views = $$$. Simple as.
          Before, I think that he was just doing it for fun. But then when he gained all those subscribers and money, he started to believe in his own hype. It happens to a lot of Youtubers. Look at ReviewTechUSA. He was cursing and criticizing Dualshockers for exposing him, yet he didn’t even address what was said in the article.
          The patch wasn’t to remove DRM either (as it was never there for the PS4), but he hasn’t even commented on that, let alone admit his mistakes.
          Same goes for a lot of big gaming websites as well.
          As for MS, they really know how to screw up with they’re PR. His performance was just fine, but his reputation isn’t up to snuff. That’s were MS screwed up.

          • Gigus

            I’m aware of all that, and thats why I posted the vid. To share and spread the message that big gaming brands shouldn’t hire people like him for the easy clicks. As far as RTUSA and dualshockers incident goes, KSI is just pissed he got caught and he won’t apologize or admit to his mistakes.

        • EX+

          Wishing for him to be beaten (like some people are actually saying) is too harsh though.

          • Gigus

            Yeah but thats not my opinion. I do understand why Matt said that and if you were in those girls’ positions, I’m pretty sure you’d feel violated and awkward with the exception of the girl who gave permission. I haven’t fully watched the eurogamer vid but I’m pretty sure the mountain dew and ps vita girl wanted to run away. He literally embarrassed them on camera.

            Again I’m not saying to beat the guy, I’m just saying he was unprofessional and he just dropped a dung ball on those gaming brands who hired him….. Well those brands pretty much dropped it on themselves.

            • EX+

              Don’t worry, I wasn’t accusing you :D
              But yeah, you’re right.

              • Gigus

                I know. Just clarifying myself. A bit off note, are you still in high school? There was an earlier comment around here somewhere and someone said you were. I assumed you were in college? It doesn’t really change anything. Just asking out of curiosity :P

          • DarkLegacy

            I wouldn’t wish for that. I’d wish for him to play more scary games

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXwNorN_m3k

            • Gigus

              clearly my opinion, feel free to disagree with me but I just felt like his screams were a bit exaggerated. There is only one video I liked from him and it was the fifa Pellet Gun edition video.

              • DarkLegacy

                Yeah that is what always makes me laugh when I watch videos with him screaming. And they are loud when I were my headphones

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

    Since the #71 Open Forum hasn’t started yet, I’ll just leave this here.

    • MrFinalgamer

      nice, hope you enjoy it! would be nice if you posted some impressions whenever Open Forum #71 is out ;)

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

        Well, at least there’s this for now:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Prj0BJyta_Q

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

          I know you can find the whole game up already from people that got it early, but I’ll be uploading it anyway. This isn’t a race or a competition after all. I’m just trying to set aside people’s fears that it’s a sub-par game.

          In this part, I was a little confused though! I was customizing my styles and such, but when I set my XIII costume, I’m like, “Wait, what? I can’t use a melee attack with this one?!”, lol. It didn’t make sense!

          I could equip the sword and the other two styles had a melee attack, so it was rather confusing. I thought the melee attack was a freebie, but nope… It’s an ability just like spells, debuffs, that sort of thing. I didn’t have a melee attack for it because, well… I was at the very beginning of the game and hadn’t got one to equip yet.

          So, I was stuck with either the default costumes (which had an attack locked to it) or just having one style focus primarily on magic, without a melee attack. In any case, that’s pretty much when I stopped the recording because I was confused as hell and had to ask a friend about it, heh. Plus, I wanted to play around with the color customization and didn’t want to record 10+ minutes of me messing with that since it takes a while for me to upload videos as it is :p

          Anyway, I’ve got part 3 uploading now though. I’m just kind of frustrated because I was supposed to find four different numbers on walls and I couldn’t find a single fucking one. Thanks a lot for the help, Hope! Argh… So yeah, I just wasted my first day to save the world, basically, lol.

          Other than that part, the game has been smooth sailing for the most part. I’m close to starting my third day and fortunately, you have a GP ability (GP is what you spend to activate the Overdrive during battle, like you had in XIII) which you can use on the field known as ‘Chronostasis’ which takes 2GP to activate, but it stops time for a little while, so that helps.

          Either way, it has been pretty fun for the most part. I just hope I don’t get a game over at the end for screwing up the beginning the way I did, lol.

          EDIT: Oh, lol. I was just talking with a friend of mine about the game and he said there was actually two ways to complete that particular quest, by fighting or being “stealth” like, and apparently I did it by killing. No wonder I couldn’t find those damn numbers :p

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0qOyVl6IpY

    • Tac-Mex

      Don’t play it, seriously,You’re Just Setting Yourself Up to Be Disappointed

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

        I guess I just sat through 8 hours of “disappointment” then :p

        I’ll be “disappointing” myself when I wake up in the morning too.

    • bloodiOS

      Hmm… I prefer that they stick with the tradition style of having only the logo on the front cover but at least this looks a whole lot better the abomination that is its North American counterpart

      • Elvick

        That box art is so boring. ):

        Not that the other is some amazing one, but it’s a lot better than that one. xD

  • Elvick

    I always miss the stuff that implodes. ):

    • Gigus

      eh?

      • Elvick
        • Gigus

          Oh that. lulz just someone being a prick. I found his “necessary evil” gaming comment to Sal hilarious. Things are bad already, why make it worse? Thats why I feel embarrassed to be a gamer most of the time. Oh well, Just really glad Sal and Zero are always there to save the day.

          • Luna Kazemaru

            Idk All it looked like was someone upset and calling people fanboy’s over something that was clearly a fact lol but damn never seen someone that upset. Congratz to MS still tho.

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

              It’s funny because the PS4 sales thread didn’t get locked, yet the XBOX One thread did.

              Hmmmm~