Open Forum #072
posted on 11.30.13 at 01:12 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Our seventy-second Open Forum is open for discussion.

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

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  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Hey, everyone. Sorry for the lack of appearance, lately. Been visiting family for the holiday. I’ll be back at it again on Sunday!

  • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

    Hey guys.

    I don’t know anything about Persona but given the comments everywhere I got pretty interested.

    Would you advice me to get one of the PSP versions available in PSN as my first Persona title?

    Thanks.

    • Kayseur

      I started with P3P, and loved it. I played FES on my PS2 afterward, and then P4. So, yes, you can easily start with the ones on the PSP. Some might argue that the PS2 version of P3 is better for the actual 3D scenes though (you only get visual novel-ish scenes in P3P), but the refined gameplay makes up for it in my opinion.

      As for P2 and P1, I only tried P2 for so long, but they’re pretty different from the latest (and surely, upcoming) entries, so it’s up to you to see — P3 is my favorite of the lot.

      • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

        Well, this sure is reasuring. I was afraid the PSP versions would be nerfed-down or taken away from the original franchise spirit.

        Thank you for your input! I’ll start with P3P :D

        • ddsfan2

          P3P has some advantages over the PS2 version though, namely full control of your party, which all versions of Persona 4 allow.

        • Kobracon

          Not at all, they added quite a bit to P3P. The male and female Main character almost creates two different games with different social links. P3 FES or P3P, either one is the best place to start. Nothing wrong with starting with P4 either.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      My advice would be Persona 3. I know some of the hardcore SMT fans might criticize me for picking P3P.

      I suggest it because I think it’s a good start for those who are kinda new to the franchise. If you really enjoy Persona 3, you can move on to Persona 4. From there, you can start to pick up some of the older SMT titles and give them a try.

      • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

        Wow, seems like all of you agree on P3. *buying* I’ll let you know how it went XD

        Thank you!

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          No problem. Going to buy Persona 3 Portable I take it?

          You can play as either the male or female protagonist in that version. I haven’t played P3P, only the original PS2 games. They only allowed you to play as the male character.

          I’d maybe start with him and play as the female protagonist if you want to play through it a second time.

      • Kobracon

        Nothing wrong with that at all. ALOT of ppl started with P3 (me included). The first 2 games are quite different and theres a reason they never really got off the ground and only niche status.

    • Azuardo

      I’ll just throw my input in. I started with P4 (and have only played P4), and it was just amazing. I loved every second of it. So even if you do start with P4, it won’t be a ‘wrong’ decision by any means. I hope you enjoy whichever game you start with, though :)

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Only one problem. @gematsu-20479c788fb27378c2c99eadcf207e7f:disqus asked about PSP versions. They don’t have a PSP version of Persona 4 sadly. =/

        • Azuardo

          Ahh, you’re right, I completely overlooked that. If it were me then, I would go with P3 (it’s what I would choose to play next anyway!).

          • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

            No prob! I will start with P3P then :)

        • Martian Wong

          They have Golden which is the portable version for P4, but only for Vita. Maybe Zefhar has a Vita…

    • Martian Wong

      Go for P3P. It is very good. The story, the characters. The ending is a very sad one and I always want to change it. But changing it will ruin a such beautiful ending.

    • Wolf Star

      I love Persona games!! :) I never played PSP Persona games before. Do you have PS2 or PS3?? I Recommend playing Persona 3 FES first because it’s amazing and has extra features, I recommend playing on Journey first before playing Answer. if you have PS Vita get Persona 4 Golden :D it has more personas, new character and new stuff. If you have Ps2 get Persona 4. Umm I think I confused you.. Sorry.

      • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

        Not confusing at all! I have PSP and PS2. I hope I can soon upgrade. In the meantime, I’ll start with P3 portable, and *if* I find Persona 4 for PS2 then I’ll get it too. Thanks!!

        • Wolf Star

          Get Persona 3 for PS2 :) I never tried PSP so yeha.. Also Persona 4 is my favorite :) your welcome :)

    • Wolf Star

      My comment got delete :/

      • Azuardo

        There’s something weird going on with the comments. They’re all here but they’re not showing up.

        • Wolf Star

          Yeah I can’t comment properly. I guess I’ll wait and not comment.

          • Azuardo

            It seems to be okay for me now. Hope it works again for you soon.

            • Wolf Star

              It’s working now :)

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            Still not working?

            • Wolf Star

              It’s working now

  • Brii-Nanas

    Super bummed about the Rune Factory developer going bankrupt. I’ve been a huge fan of the Harvest Moon series since the GBA, and love the Rune Factory games as well. I wonder what this’ll mean for the IP in the future?

  • Azuardo

    Hey guys. I had a very cool past couple of days. I first bought a PS Vita for the bargain price of £99.99, then the next day my PS4 and Zelda: ALBW arrived. It’s like Christmas came early!

    I’m Azuardo on PSN :)

    • Charlottes Guardian

      omg want to switch lives?

      • Azuardo

        Oh, I can assure you, outside of gaming, my life isn’t all too rosey n_n;

        • Charlottes Guardian

          Mines not so great either, but its got less ps4 in it x3 lol

          Maybe we can share?

          • Azuardo

            For sure, we could if you lived nearby! xD If you’re on PSN on PS3 or Vita, though, you can add me :) (Azuardo)

            • Charlottes Guardian

              Alrighty, ill add you on ps3 the next time I get on xD

    • DarkLegacy

      Nice. I was going to use my PS4 for Xmas but I thought “Nah I’ll play on it instead of waiting for Xmas”. And when I get PSN, my name will be Sorahearts because I hate making up names

  • CirnoTheStrongest

    I really feel like 2014 is going to be a crazy year for gamers. Pretty excited for it!

  • Revorse

    I just want to hear some opinions about a certain topic.
    So my mother offered to buy me a PS4 for Christmas and I declined.
    I declined because she’s already helping me pay for college and I already hate being a burden on her. Not only that, I’m almost 22, is it still okay to even allow my mother to buy me games? Is it the grown up thing to do? But then again, why would she offer to buy me a $400 anything if she couldn’t handle it. I mean its not everyday someone’s mother is offering to pay for a PS4, and who knows how long till I could get one on my own.
    Just wanna hear the thoughts of other gamers within my age range or older

    • Martian Wong

      I would say no, you are 22 years old. If you want something, go buy it yourself. How you get the money, either by work or selling stuff. You are not a child anymore, dont rely on your parents all the time.

      • $83030187

        I’m 24, and I still get Christmas presents from my parents. I guess I need to grow up too. Damn.

        • Martian Wong

          By the time I am 24, I already working and getting things on my own. If there is something I want, I take out my money. I dont want to be a baby in their eyes even though I will always be a baby in their eyes for the rest of my life. To me getting things from parents is ok when you are under the age of 18.

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

            I’ve been buying my own gifts for years now, but my old man still sends me money for my birthday and Christmas, despite being 27 (turning 28 in less than two weeks). I don’t see a problem with it, honestly. It’s a win-win, really.

            He’d feel bad if I turned down his gift and didn’t want anything to do with him, so I don’t see a problem in accepting it since it makes him feel good and I get something materialistic out of it.

            • Martian Wong

              My old man doesnt work anymore, So I can’t expect anything from him.

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

                Well, I don’t really EXPECT anything from him, but it’s just nice when he does it and helps out for buying my next game or whatever.

                • Martian Wong

                  It is nice~ =]

          • Revorse

            I suppose that too is also dependant on how one is raised. My family always been one of support. They pretty much always work together, willing to give anything as long as the person isn’t irresponsible or negligent to their own responsibilities in life.

            • Martian Wong

              Good that you are such awesome parent^^

              • Revorse

                Parent. Singular. But yeah I really do love her.

                • Martian Wong

                  Sorry, haha~

            • Azuardo

              Pretty much this. Over the years my gifts and money from parents at birthday and Christmas has declined, but even now they still give me a bit of money on each one to help me get by. People show their love in different ways, and giving some gifts to their kids, no matter what age, is just one way to show that love.

        • Sevyne

          Really? I think I stopped getting presents when I was like 15 lol. I got random gift cards from other relatives until I turned 20 and then nothing from that point on. Doesn’t bother me one bit, but it’s strange to me seeing anything else.

          • $83030187

            I could only imagine the reaction I would get from my mom if I told her not to get me anything because I’m too old.

            She’d probably tell me to shut the fuck up.

            • Sevyne

              Haha! Hey definitely not a bad thing.

            • Revorse

              Yeah. Sometimes parents just stuff the love into you.

              • $83030187

                My mother is a dictator when it comes to Christmas.

                Even when my brother and I are in our 40s, we will still have to come home for Christmas or suffer the consequences.

          • Martian Wong

            I dont even remember the last Christmas gift/bday gift from my parents. Now it is the other way around, I need to get Mother/father’s day gift and their bday gift.

        • McPoo

          I’m 23 and still get Christmas presents. It usually depends on if I’m seeing my family at Christmas though, as I don’t live near them. If I’m not then I usually just get given money from them

      • Revorse

        I can understand that view. As for the rely on all the time thing, that is the furthest thing from the true in my case.

      • Kobracon

        But…but..Christmas….

        • Martian Wong

          Christmas is the birthday of Jesus Christ whether you believe in him or not.

          • Kobracon

            And a day for giving and receiving things

            • Martian Wong

              Yes.

              • Kobracon

                So age doesn’t matter right?

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      It’s kinda complicated in my opinion. I’m not big on people buying me gifts when I know they are struggling with finances, or something else serious is going on, etc.

      At the same time, if you turn down everyone’s gifts people actually get annoyed or even upset. I’ve experienced both sides of this many times.

      As for Christmas gifts.

      I still get gifts from the family including my parents on Christmas. We all buy gifts for each other still. Age really isn’t a factor, it’s about the Christmas spirit, family, love, etc.

      I know lots of families who operate this way on Christmas.

      If the situation with your mom bothers you. I think you should just explain it. Try and pick her up something, even if it’s small, and suggest she do the same thing. Like I said above, it’s about the Christmas spirit, love, family, etc, The price of the gift doesn’t have to be high to show you care.

      • $83030187

        If my parents were struggling financially, I wouldn’t be able to accept anything from them.

        But since they have it better than I will ever have it, I don’t lose any sleep over accepting a few video games.

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          It’s nice your parents are doing so well. I wish my parents were doing better.

          In a situation where finances are tough, a simple card or something is more than enough. Perhaps even a family dinner or something if possible.

          It still shows you care and love each others. Which is what counts.

          • $83030187

            Personally, I’d say sitting down with the family for dinner is far more important than exchanging gifts.

            Material things are nice, but they aren’t important in the big scheme of things.

    • Raiyu

      Nothing wrong with getting gifts from your parents at any age.

      I’m 22 and still get gifts.

    • ddsfan2

      The financial situation is the obvious concern, plus you probably don’t want to be distracted if you have tough courses — I went to university shortly after the PS2 came out. At one point I loaned ~$200 to a roommate to buy a PS2 so that we could have one in the apartment.

      As for the age, I don’t really see the problem, other than the fact that the item is rather expensive. Obviously, you want to get your own source of income, but even then, presents are always nice if they can afford it (granted, it doesn’t sound like she can).

    • PrinceHeir

      same!

      i’m almost 22 as well(just turned 21 last month).

      tbh i don’t really buy games anymore nowadays, i think i spend too much this year and that’s why i won’t be getting a PS4. plus with tons of backlogs and anime and manga. i won’t be needing a PS4 for a long time.

      i don’t really ask anything to my parents, even if they insist me, i’m already perfectly fine with my backlog and anime and manga ^^

      plus i’m almost done with College so i guess work years will be starting for me soon.

      in any case i think this is the perfect time to finish your backlog, i don’t know why people are so eager to buy a PS4 right off the bat.

  • Azuardo

    This is weird. At time of writing, it says 10 comments, but all I can see are the first two comments from Sal and Zefhar. The comments were showing up before, and I can see the replies I had in my email alerts, but when I refreshed the page, they disappeared. It’s done this before :/

    Any ideas, Zero, or any one else?

    • DarthBrian

      I’m having the same issue. Not showing the post I made in this thread either. And I know it showed up at some point because it was saying “one person is responding to this post” or whatever it is.

    • GhostNomad

      My guess is Disqus is having a moment again.

      • DarthBrian

        A senior moment?

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      It seems to be bizarre Disqus lag. I’m going to do my best to monitor this throughout the day. It should just correct itself eventually.

      • Azuardo

        Right now, it looks like it’s back to normal. I counted the comments, and it matches the number at the top. Hopefully it’s fixed…

  • LordKaiser

    I wanted a Cobalt Blue 3DS and I got a Cobalt Blue 3DS but I have no WiFi router (Access Point). I also bought a Link between 2 Worlds. I also purchased a PS+ 1 year for $30USD.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Congrats.

      • LordKaiser

        Thanks

  • EX+

    Guys, it’s finally over.
    After 3 years of Lightning (7 if you include the 4 years of waiting for the damn game), Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (Who really asked for her back?) has finally released in Japan.
    Whether or not you liked the XIII saga or not is up to you, but honestly I’m happy.
    We’re finally going to get FF15 in the spotlight for SquareSoft’s marketing. Jump Festa, here we come!
    Predictions for the release date?
    March-May 2015 for Japan, May-August 2015 for the West.
    Why?
    2014: Kingdom Hearts II.5 HD Remix
    2015: Final Fantasy XV
    2016: Kingdom Hearts III
    By then, Final Fantasy XV would’ve had 3.5 years in development.
    They have to finish the game and then drop everything into the Luminous Engine, if they haven’t done that already.

    • ayb_91

      These are all numbers that you have created in your own fantasy. So sorry, but it is the truth.

      • EX+

        2015 for FF15 and 2016 for KH3 is too optimistic/unrealistic? Or am I being too precise?

        • ayb_91

          Your digits are fine. In fact, I agree with you cuz I kind of have the same estimation as yours. However, we are talking about SE which spent 8 years for making FFXV and they still working on it.

          So, don’t get your hopes up. This is SE after all…

          • DarkLegacy

            Nearly 8 years of development

            • ayb_91

              Plus the incoming years, which will be about 3 years or so. So, 8 + 3 is what? Yes, 11 years for a game !? They could have just let us know to help them with some donations. I would really help them though.

              • DarkLegacy

                11 years? That’s too long to wait for a game

                • ayb_91

                  You said it pal !

            • Wolf Star

              Hi I got your message, and yeah I’ll show you how. And congrats dude :) hehe well getting Ps4 that is :)

              • DarkLegacy

                I decided to play PS4 now because I didn’t want to wait long

          • EX+

            Ah, I see. Well, I think it’s worth knowing that SE didn’t really start development until 2009/2010, if I’m correct. The rest was just pre-development. The PS3 was also a pain in the ass to develop for (still my favorite console this gen).
            By renaming this game as Final Fantasy XV, I believe SquareSoft put pressure on themselves to release this game sooner rather than later, intentionally or unintentionally. But you’re right, I’ll keep my hopes in check.

            • ayb_91

              Thanks. I do hope your estimations are correct.

            • Sevyne

              The shift to make it a numbered game is definitely a sign to me that it’s shifted to a higher priority now as well. I still don’t think they’ll be quick about it, but it is a good sign for the game.

            • Budgiecat

              I think they indeed started developing in 2006. Its just that Crystal Tools proved to be problematic. Whatever gameplay trailers we saw pre 2011 were off Crystal Tools.

              Once Sony handed out the PS4 devkits in 2011, things changed though and they decided to develop for the PS4 in 2011 and switched from Crystal Tools to Direct X 11 and started working on developing Luminous Engine.

              Thats why they announced “Z’omg guys FF Versus XIII is in “Full Production Mode” late 2011…

              • EX+

                The trailer we saw at E3 was running on the Crystal Tools then. So now, they’re working on dropping everything into Luminous. Am I correct about that?

                • Budgiecat

                  Perhaps

    • Martian Wong

      I am so happy that Lightning Saga is over. I am still mid way though the original FFXIII. I really hope FFXV will be out by next year. 2015 is too far away. KH 2.5 isn’t going to take as long as KH1.5 since they have to go back and find all the coding for KH 1.5. Also, I dont want them to just release one game per year.

      • EX+

        Trust me, I hope FF15 comes out next year too, but you have to remember:
        Nomura is directing 3 games at once. KH 2.5 is coming out next year and the best case scenario is December 2014 in Japan for FF15. The more plausible one is April 2015 for Japan.

        • Budgiecat

          2 separate teams for KH III and FF XV and KH 2.5 is outsourced

    • Budgiecat
      • EX+

        Wow… that’s strange bro lol

      • DarkLegacy

        Lol. Snow’s face before he walks in the room

  • DarthBrian

    I have an important PSA for those of you who use Avast! Anti-Virus and haven’t upgraded to the new-new version yet.
    By DEFAULT, they have it set to block social networks. Apparently Disqus is considered a social network, so comments on articles at Gematsu and other places will not show up. It took me hours (nearly a day even) to figure this out. I was so pissed. :p
    So there ya go. Words to the wise.

    • Willgaea

      Glad I updated last night. Thanks for the heads up though.

  • EX+

    Hey, Zero? I can’t see any comments aside form Sal and Zefhar. I saw Lord Kaiser and Azuardo post, but I can’t see them either, I even posted. Do you know what’s up?

    • Azuardo

      I just posted a similar problem. Can only see Sal and Zefhar’s posts.
      New comments appear unless I refresh the page, where it only shows
      those two again. I’m wondering if it’s to do with spam filtering…

      • EX+

        It most likely is. I can’t even see the comment I posted about FF15 here in my profile.

        • Azuardo

          I sent an email to Zero, so hopefully he sees it and can figure it out :L

  • DarkLegacy

    So everyone, having a good day? And also are you enjoying your PS4 and Xbox one?

    • Willgaea

      I can’t afford one right now :]

      • DarkLegacy

        So you might be affording one next year?

        • Willgaea

          Yeah, as long as no one gets married.

          • DarkLegacy

            Don’t worry, I won’t be getting married yet. It’ll be long before that happens

    • AdamBoy64

      I’ve got a Wii U which I’ve been using a fair bit more of late.

      I had my first look at an X1 yesterday.

      Man, talk about a bulky console. It’s massive.
      I saw CoD:Ghosts on it. It didn’t look.. that impressive, I guess.

      • DarkLegacy

        That’s because COD: Ghosts is more than likely in 720p on X1. I had a try on PS4 yesterday and played Killzone and Battlefield 4. They both looked good on PS4

  • Gigus

    FINALLY! One of my t-shirt designs has been given a chance. I need your help gematsu users! Register at qwertee.com and vote for my design to get printed.

    Thanks again guys!

    http://www.qwertee.com/product/fox-hound-academy

    http://www.qwertee.com/images/designs/full/35317.jpg

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Awesome. What do we need to do?

      • Gigus

        Register at qwertee and vote for my t-shirt to get printed. Should have mentioned I’m not out of the woods yet XD. Hopefully I can garner enough votes in two weeks. If its not enough, they’ll have to put it down :(.

        I clearly almost forgot the sleeping dogs t-shirt design XD. My hand has been completely out of commission due to hand cramps so hopefully I’ll finish it soon.

        https://www.qwertee.com/register
        http://www.qwertee.com/product/fox-hound-academy

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          Done. Want me to post on twitter about it?

          • Gigus

            Sure why not :). Thanks Zero :D !

            • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

              You’re Welcome. I posted about it on twitter as well.

    • GhostNomad

      You have my support :D Hope it makes it too cause I’d really like to buy one of those.

      • Gigus

        Thanks! Make a qwertee account and vote for my shirt!

        • GhostNomad

          That’s what I meant by ‘support’ (already voted) :P

          • Gigus

            XD my bad. Thanks again! Share the link with your friends. I’m gonna need alot of help.

    • Gigus

      @Sorahearts:disqus I need your vote! It would help my shirt alot. Sorry If i’m nagging now XD.

      http://www.qwertee.com/product/fox-hound-academy

    • Gigus

      @disqus_lFZMKTzlP7:disqus I need your vote! Again, thanks for your support and if you can, please spread the word to other MGS fans. Thanks again :) Hopefully I’m not bothering you this XD. If I am, apologies.
      http://www.qwertee.com/product/fox-hound-academy

    • Gigus

      @DesmaX:disqus @gematsu-a36e841c5230a79c2102036d2e259848:disqus @gematsu-094366eaa7a4b5d7f9ed227f212b3649:disqus @disqus_9sSIwtE4IM:disqus One of my designs has finally been given a chance but i need your help to get my tee finally printed. To make that happen, I need your votes. Please click the link down below and do a quick registration and vote for my shirt. If you find me bothersome feel free to ignore my message. Again, I really appreciate the awesome feedback and support you guys have shown me and I can’t thank you enough. If you can, please share the link with your friends who are also fans of MGS. Thanks guys :)!
      http://www.qwertee.com/product/fox-hound-academy

    • Gigus

      @KingNigma:disqus @gold163:disqus @AdamBoy64:disqus I also need your help guys!
      Feel free to ignore me if I seem bothersome. Register and support me by voting. Thanks for the support :)

      http://www.qwertee.com/product/fox-hound-academy

    • Gigus

      @gematsu-489d0396e6826eb0c1e611d82ca8b215:disqus I need your help! Please register and vote for my shirt to get printed. I really appreciate the help.

      http://www.qwertee.com/product/fox-hound-academy

    • Gigus

      @ShinkuTachi:disqus not sure if you’re an MGS fan but if you are please register and support my design. If you can share the link with your friends who are MGS fans. Thanks in advance.

      http://www.qwertee.com/product/fox-hound-academy

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I’m looking into the comments not showing up issue. They don’t seem to be flagged or anything. It might be the Disqus system experiencing some bizarre lag. Going to check a few other things.

  • ayb_91

    Dear Persona 5, shut up and take my money.

  • McPoo

    I’m thinking of creating a turn based Japanese inspired interactive novel erotica game called “Adam Meadows, I can’t believe how soft your lips are”.

    Before I put any time and money into the project, could I get a show of hands letting me know who would buy it? I need at least 8 people interested in buying the game for £55 per copy (GotY edition, includes extra costumes and poorly constructed figurine) to make this a profitable project.

    Thanks for your help, team.

    • Azuardo

      Will wait a year after release for GOTY edition.

      • McPoo

        You’re part of the problem, not the solution!

        • Azuardo

          Hey, don’t announce your GOTY editions early, then!

          • McPoo

            There’s only a GotY edition available, as I imagine it will be winning all the awards.

            • Azuardo

              Confident. I’ll take ten.

              • Willgaea

                haha. Thanks for the fun :]

  • EX+

    Persona 5 is going to be very interesting. I hope you can explore an open city this time around.

    • Budgiecat

      And I hope the artwork and presentation is that much better than Catherine; with that as a base. No Visual Novel style pop ups and lazy PS1 game design and a little more serious in tone please..

      • EX+

        Yeah!
        The game itself is gonna have a pretty dark tone, darker than P4. The color scheme is red, so this game is probably gonna be a lot more graphic than others.

  • DesmaX

    My teacher decided to be creative with the questions in the test today. I believe I did good enough on it, but I’m still a little worried (And, my references don’t really say anything).

    But, in other news, with the P5 announcement, I decided to check if there was more people playing P4A… Just as empty as always.

    But I did manage to do this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1BXOErTXYg

    It’s something simple, but it did cheer me up

    • RedWolfe

      Nice. What system do you play on?

      • DesmaX

        PS3

        • RedWolfe

          Do you main Aki? Always welcome to test myself against other Akihiko players.

          PSN is Red_Wolf92 if interested.

          • DesmaX

            Yep, he’s my main.

            I’ll add you

  • Budgiecat

    lol I finally got around to beating FF XIII. Was always close to the end but too bored to finish it. Now I’d finish XIII-2 if it weren’t for those stupid clock puzzles I couldn’t care less for…

    Thank God this series is finally moving on..

    http://th06.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2013/062/2/7/lightning_and_pals_by_antonator-d4ldpr9.png

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      What in this world? Vanille in that image… Words can’t even describe…

      The clock puzzles aren’t all that bad in 13-2. If you really want to just burn through the required puzzles, just youtube someone doing them while you play. That works for most of them.

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

          Oh! Those! I forgot about them, ugh. I do remember them being annoying.

          I would usually go through them hella quick unless I was doing good, then I would slow down and try. I can’t recall if those were required or not?

          • Budgiecat

            think so

            • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

              If my memory serves. I would typically start on one side of the clock in the middle. The trick is knowing when to knock out the small numbers, versus, picking the larger numbers.

              • Budgiecat

                its too confusing

    • Azuardo

      Yep, those clock puzzles were cunts. Awful, awful, awful game design. Even watched a friend a few weeks back doing them, and she couldn’t do them either. I passed a guide on to her that worked. Some Excel spreadsheet where you put in the numbers and it works out the order to step on them.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Gosh, that would have been handy. I did it the hard way. Lots of trial and error, trying to figure out patterns all by myself.

      • Budgiecat

        Yeah I couldnt figure that out it ask to put in 13 numbers??

        • Azuardo

          Typically, I think the one Excel sheet I used didn’t have room for 13 numbers, but every other type it worked. I think I have two different applications actually. I forget if I used both at the time, heh.

      • DarthBrian

        Like I said above, I didn’t have much trouble with them.

    • Raiyu

      I should get around to beating FFXIII…one of these days.

    • $83030187

      You are a stronger man than I am. I said screw it half-way through.

    • DesmaX

      Clock Puzzles?

      Can’t remember them

    • DarthBrian

      Clock Puzzles were easy. At least I had no difficulty with them other than a couple that took me a while to figure out. But otherwise, if you’re good at puzzles, they’re no problem.

      Or maybe I’m just super smart. *shrug*

      I loved both FFXIII and XIII-2. After XIII-2 was over I literally screamed out loud “BRING ON FFXIII-3!!!”. ^_^

      • Budgiecat
        • HighBrowDrifter

          ಠ_ಠ…..no way?

          1st of all….fantastic games (DDS 1 & 2), very underrated as well as SMT: Nocturne

          2nd….All of that simply seems too similar to be a coincidence.

          Thanks for sharing Budgiecat.

          -Shin Megami_Puss

        • DarthBrian

          :O

        • PrinceHeir

          lol what.

          tbh i don’t see the resemblance other than the original graphics engine.

          the plot is similar but it’s too different, not to mention they’re not out there to kill for survival(mostly survival)

          though the original graphics, i could see how they were going to a similar route.

          and you know what? that would have been awesome seeing as Digital Devil Saga series is my favorite in the SMT brand.

          • Budgiecat

            Oh CMON!

            The rays of light smashing into the main cast and branding them with a tatoo?? Not to mention the scene played out almost exactly the same (bright rays of light hitting them all in slo-mo) How do you NOT see the resemblance *rip off* in that??

            And Bhunivelze is a rip of Hades Shun of Saint Seiya and Satan from Devilman no less..

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

      To think… I did a quest recently that had me search for 13 clocks spread about in town. Man, that was a PAIN. It took me forever to find the last two, lol.

    • Kobracon

      Cool, I finished my second run of XIII sometime earlier this year and going for FFXIII-2 as soon as my current FFXIV sub expires. The clock puzzles were honestly OK for me, only a few gave me trouble but could be brute forced

  • $83030187

    All this hype for Persona 5. I’m as excited as the next guy for another round of attractive kids doing attractive things, but I hope we all haven’t forgotten about the JRPG of 2013/2014 already. (pic)

    • Budgiecat

      FF XV? No confirmation yet

      • $83030187

        I’m going to paint a big target on my back by saying my hype for Final Fantasy XV is at zero.

        No way that game hits before 2015 anyway.

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

      I think I’ll stick with my Persona 5 hype, thanks. Never cared for the Drag-On Dragoon series, personally.

      • $83030187

        I’m trying to keep my hype in check for Persona 5, because I have this habit of getting really caught up in the hype for games, then getting bored with them after a few hours.

        Also, I haven’t had any luck with JRPGs in years.

    • talesoffan

      Persona 5
      Tales of Xillia 2 and next Tales.
      Drakengard
      Ar no surge
      Witch and the hundred knights

      Gonna be such a good time for jrpgs.

      • $83030187

        Not just JRPGs, but RPGs as a whole.

        • Budgiecat

          We might not get Yakuza Ishin…

          • $83030187

            Would that be considered an RPG? I’m not that familiar with the franchise.

            • Budgiecat

              Yes. You can recruit enemies into battle for the dungeon crawling missions. And Yakuza always had random enemy encounters and you level up and need food and items to replenish.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I managed to get a new PS3 again. Good friend of mine helped me get the PS3 Holiday bundle. You should see me on PS3 at home more often now. =)

    • $83030187

      How is it? I’ve been thinking about getting a new PS3 since I’m convinced my OG model is going to explode.

      I’ve heard some mixed things about the super slims or whatever people call them.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I like it so far. The big change is with the disc drive. The super slim is old school like the original PlayStation. You click a button and open up the drive, where you place the game in the disc tray and click it down, then you close the drive.

        Heat consumption seems pretty minimal. I had the first PS3 slim before this one, and the super slim seems to be about the same. Both are pretty quiet as well.

        My only complaint is not with the PS3 at all. Just my bad luck. When my old PS3 died, I had lots of my saves backed up to the cloud. Turns out, I lost most of my Borderlands 2 saves, I had not backed those up recently, and that was the last game I was playing when my PS3 hard drive corrupted and the blu-ray drive went defective.

        • Willgaea

          Yeah, I tend to save everything on my flash drive. I hate losing save data. I lost my darksouls data while on a train when some guy drop my luggage on the floor to get to his bike. My ps3 got amnesia after that incident.

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            Losing save data always sucks. =/

    • Karysonson

      Whats your psn? Mine’s MitchellProduct

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        My psn is Slash789

        I’ll add you next time I log in if you want.

        • Karysonson

          Sure

    • GetOffMy_Lawn

      Congratulations! I got the 250GB Last of Us+Arkham Origins bundle from Amazon for $200. Really looking forward to it arriving this week!!

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Thanks! Congrats to you as well.

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

    Well, I’m currently on day 9 for Lightning Returns and I encountered Aeronite last night, during day 8, but yeeeeeeah… I won’t be killing him for a while. He pretty much wiped the floor with me in a matter of seconds and this is coming from someone who has 40 hours invested into the game so far with the best gear and abilities at the moment.

    I could probably beat him on Easy Mode, but I’d rather do it on Normal or Hard. On Normal, he has 11,000,000 HP, so I won’t be able to kill him until my second playthrough on New Game + when I can upgrade my weapons, shields, and accessories.

    • Budgiecat
      • EX+

        deviantart is a funny place indeed lol.

        • DarkLegacy

          I always go there for some of my Sora pics to use as my profile pic

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

        That “poop” sold better than the new Mario :p

        • Budgiecat

          Yeah thats a weird one. Guess Japan is finally getting sick of both of them..of course there’s less Wii U’s sold than PS3’s at this point…

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

            Yeah. It was going to help with Wii U sales, but it didn’t. Not enough people care about Mario in Japan any more, it seems, lol.

    • Budgiecat
    • Kobracon

      Is he the secret boss of LR? Also thoughts on the game so far?

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

        I guess he could be A secret boss, but not THE secret boss. That’s for the optional dungeon at the end. The game is alright though. It just depends on what you’re wanting out of it.

        • Kobracon

          I just want a fun battle system and cool stuff to kill in different costumes.

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

            That’s all you’ll get then. Well, the music is good too, lol. The story is shit though.

            • Kobracon

              Good enough

  • Invisbin

    Phoenix Wright Dual Destinies…how do you all feel about the game? I’m on case 3 and I’m not liking the game at all. The Mood Matrix is by far my favorite mechanic in the game, but it’s the only thing I look forward to now. The 2nd case was just too long and boring…and the humor is almost gone. Can anyone tell me if it gets better? I’m a big fan of the series, but this game is becoming my least favorite.

    • new_tradition

      I don’t know what to tell you, I really loved this game. I admit I found it to be easiest in the series for me, but the production value is pretty evident, and the writing is still pretty amusing to me (though I did like the serious tones too, so I dunno…)

      Since you have it, just play it to the end. If anything, getting to the end of Case 3 is pretty worth it. But seriously, wait ’til you get to the end. It’s a huuuge twist, totally memorable and wtf-worthy, lol.

      Personally, I loved how the gave Apollo a lot of attention, and I came to really enjoy Athena despite being a newbie (though I guess they learned from AJ’s game that you should actually give some focus to new characters, lol).

      And if you do end up convinced by the end of the game, the DLC case is pretty awesome too. One of the best in the game IMO

      • Invisbin

        Apollo Justice was my favourite game haha so I’ll definitely get the dlc. I’m just struggling to get grabbed by the cases. I’ll keep playing for sure but I’m just worried that I’ll like it less for struggling.

        • new_tradition

          Oh, actually, Apollo’s presence in the DLC is pretty minor, but it’s still a really good case xD

          But in the core game, man oh man, did Apollo get his time to shine ♥

          Case 4 and 5, s’all I’m saying… ;D

          • Invisbin

            STFU ok ok I’ll play!

            • new_tradition

              =D

  • EX+

    So since FFXV is going to be moving completely to the Luminous engine, what do you think it’ll look like?
    I’m not sure, but my optimism and gut is telling me that it’ll look like Agni’s Philosphy. Gotta give SE the credit of being able to produce awesome graphics.
    Final Fantasy XV with Agni’s Philosophy graphics in native 1080p on the PS4… man my crotch!

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

      I’m not sure, honestly. SE is also responsible for the graphics behind the tech demo for FFVII, but they didn’t go anywhere with that either, sooooo… I’m not going to put much weight into anything until the game is released.

    • Budgiecat

      I think it’ll look like what we saw in the trailer.

      The old trailer we saw at nighttime when Noctis fights the Behemoth by himself and when they fight in the grassy field thats Crystal Tools

      • EX+

        Tetsuya Nomura himself said that the difference between in-game graphics and CGI will decrease and be very minimal by release. Want me to provide a quote?

        • Budgiecat

          nah. Ill believe it when I see it

    • Invisbin

      Square is king when it comes to FX no doubt. It’s going to be the best looking game next gen. It looks beautiful now…so it’s going to look amazing the next we see it at E3.

  • Pirate King

    Just waiting for FF13-3 announce for ps4. Same with Persona 5 and any other new RPG coming out next year… Let look forward Japan and not bkwrds releasing RPGs a year into PS4 but on PS3…

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

      Bing: no translation found

    • Pyrofrost

      Not happening, and personally, I don’t have a problem with it.

      Wanna know when P4 came out on PS2? Well, I’ll tell you, almost 2 years after the PS3’s release date; over 2 years later if you count the NA release date. You know what that game didn’t get, a PS3 version. The cost just didn’t justify a cross gen release.

      Failing to understand why these games are still coming out on PS3 is not a failure on their part. It’s a failure on your part to not understand how business works or the fact that these devs need to reach a wider consumer base. The cost and return simply does not justify a PS4 release or a cross gen release for many titles at this time.

      If you want games on PS4, dig into that “epic” launch/launch-window and indie library; or do like me and several others are doing, wait a little while.

      • Budgiecat

        Eh….FF X sold just fine in 2001 a year after the PS2 launched…

        It’s up to the discretion of the publisher and developer. There is no exact science.

        Kojima did state that he will release MGS V TPP when the PS4 “has the proper install base”

        Which brings me back to FFX:

        They released it then due to the monstrous quick install base of the PS2

        So it’s quite possible for an RPG to do well early on a successful launch console.

        PS3 was NOT a successful launch console what with it coming out a year after the 360 and having a really weak library, difficult devkit setup for developers and hefty price tag. Not a goodstart.

        PS4 is a different story. 1 million sold in one day and rising. So it’s possible now

        • Pyrofrost

          Even with FFX it was over a year after the PS2’s release.

          I’m not convinced that the PS4 can get a high profile JRPG within its first 12 months (that is not a remake or a port). No Sony console has managed to do this.

          • Budgiecat

            I just told you FF X did. Year or not; that’s early enough. Plus Yakuza Ishin is an RPG

            • Pyrofrost

              Eh, Yakuza is really more of beat ‘em ups with RPG elements, it always has been that way.

              Besides that, we have no idea what the Japanese install base will be looking like for the PS4. The PS3, right now, has a very very large install base. Without all the what-if’s.

              When considering that over a million strong install base for the PS4. The next question to ask would be, what are these ‘western gamers’ buying and playing and what do they want.

              Yakuza actually does very well worldwide. It has since Y3, so that could be justified. Even if it didn’t do well in Japan, it will still do well elsewhere. Aside form that, it’s crossgen.

              The success of any JRPG outside of Japan is really up ‘in the air’ these days. So before anything, I’m willing to bet they are going to watch the install base of the PS3 and PS4 before going very far.

              I’ll put it this way. No one can blame a company for sticking with something that has an install base of 80M and growing; rather than jumping to the brand new cool thing that has an install base of 1M and growing. (and the super cool new gizmo isn’t even in their own country yet)

              • Budgiecat

                We can use this argument all day long watch:

                Mass Effect is a TPS with RPG elements
                Demons Souls is an action game with RPG elements
                Borderlands s a FPS with RPG elements
                Skyrim is a FP hack n slash with RPG elements.
                Zero 4 Champ is a racing game with RPG elements

                Even Shenmue was coined as an RPG

                And like I said, it can go either way; regarding whether to release your game on an established console, or release it on the next big thing.

                There’s pluses and negatives to both scenarios:

                Release it on the PS4 and you stand the chance of not selling as much as you’d like because the install base is not as high.
                OR it can do well since the library is small and there’s less of options for buyers to get besides your game. So you can see more traffic your way.

                Release it on the PS3 and you stand the chance of securing a solid sale due to the install base.
                But, you also stand the chance of it being drowned out by other titles due to a saturated library.
                AND the fact that people’s focus is on the next console

      • Elvick

        PS3 is a different beast though, it’s not like it’s easy to develop for. PS4 is easier than PS2 and PS3 to make games for. The assumption that PS4 development is magically a billion times more expensive than PS3 is ridiculous.

        • Pyrofrost

          “PS4 development is magically a billion times more expensive than PS3″

          I never said that.

          However, it does take resources; and when resources are used, a return of greater return is expected.

          No time in gaming history have high profile JRPGs been produced cross-gen though. Hell, it hasn’t happened so much that I can’t really think of any JRPGs that are cross-gen productions, the only one that comes to mind is God Eater 2 (but it’s not like that’s not a high-profile game or something).

          That’s why I’m so surprised about this sudden expectation now. It hasn’t happened PS1 to PS2, PS2 to PS3, but now people are demanding it PS3 to PS4. Sure, I can understand with Dynasty Warriors, Madden, or one of the annual FPS, and things like that; maybe even one of those shitty, low-budget IF/Compile Heart games. But I seriously doubt people are going to get the PS4 version of P5 they think they’re entitled to.

          • Elvick

            Yeah, wanting to buy something makes you entitled…

            Oh how gamers misuse words.

            • Pyrofrost

              The idea that one should have the right or ability to have, do, obtain something is an example of ‘entitled’ or an ‘entitlement.’

              It doesn’t just apply to people who want free money from the government, i assure you.

              Do you wish to continue trying to pick me apart; or can we agree to disagree about the issue above and let the future decide?

    • Kobracon

      I’d give it at least 2 years time. Don’t buy a PS4 just yet.

    • Elvick

      “look forward not backwards”

      *waiting for FFXIII-3*

      Yeah, okay.

  • HighBrowDrifter

    For those amongst you who haven’t seen this yet…..some new Driveclub footage:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAo07oXH0iA

    • DarkLegacy

      Nice footage. I want this right now

      • HighBrowDrifter

        Me too!….I truly hope it lives up to its hype…..I have faith, since they delayed this game for 2014.

        • DarkLegacy

          I never wanted that game to be delayed. I got excited for it and then I hear it got delayed next year. This also goes for Watch Dogs and most of the PS4 games that were delayed next year. Although I know that this will be a great game when it’s launched next year

          • HighBrowDrifter

            It was quite strange that all of a sudden Driveclub (and Watch_Dogs) got delayed. At my local retailers (Germany)…..they had promotional covers of Driveclub on display even after the announcement…..

            I think what really would kill me (and I know this won’t happen) if Infamous: SS would be delayed for even a longer period of time, because I planned to purchase my PS4 together with the game.

            • DarkLegacy

              Agreed. I even heard Planetside 2 was on PS4 and got delayed next year too

              • HighBrowDrifter

                Oh man….I hope The Order 1886 does not get a official release date and but then gets delayed.

                • DarkLegacy

                  I don’t want that being delayed. And I’ll have to play AC IV, KZ:SF and Battlefield 4 until next year

                  • HighBrowDrifter

                    Were Warframe and War Thunder released already?…..Haven’t been up to date with the latest news, exams are smoking me good!

                    • DarkLegacy

                      I didn’t even know War Thunder was going to be on PS4. But I heard that it was going to be released on 29th November, but I think that has been delayed too

                      http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2013/11/27/war-thunders-ps4-release-date-in-north-america-likely-delayed-no-cross-platform-play-or-remote-play-at-launch/

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      Tsss….great, keep the delays coming 눈_눈.
                      I know I was the one going on about the whole “take your time, give us quality, yada yada”, but come on.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      I always thought about releasing PS4 early so that we don’t hear about another PS4 game being delayed

                    • Wolf Star

                      Sorry for late reply, to get Internet from
                      Ps4 go to settings then go to network and then go to set up interent connection and if you have a router put use wifi and from there pick your Internet and have fun :) and also should I add you or you add me??

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Oh right thanks. I didn’t read the instructions on how to set up your PS4 and internet.Thanks

                    • Wolf Star

                      Your welcome, so did you add me?? On PSN?

                    • DarkLegacy

                      I have been busy finishing Battlefield 4 but I haven’t completed it all. I’m pretty much finding the LAN cable to plug in my PS4. And hopefully I don’t have to buy another one

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Oh and speaking of LAN cable’s, I just tried looking for it and I haven’t got one -__- and I have to buy one lol

                    • Wolf Star

                      LAN cables are good too lol and sure :) whenever you get the cable and getting Internet set up sure :)

                    • DarkLegacy

                      I’m trying to look for some on Amazon and I’m still playing BF4 lol. Oh and I found this pic on what happened at UK’s PS4 launch

                      http://a.pomf.se/xe8cd.gif

    • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

      Dat camera shake in those first seconds of Driveclub footage… *drools*

    • Budgiecat

      Meanwhile, NO one is talking about Gran Turismo 6 which comes out very soon

      strange…

      • HighBrowDrifter

        Whoa! Thanks for the reminder…..for anyone interested in the trailer soundtrack, here you go:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-yn1Fh0MoE

        That song got me immersed into the trailer

        • Budgiecat

          Also I have PS Move Wheel. With paddle shifters..

          • HighBrowDrifter

            Ahh, Puss wants one….never really had the initiative to buy one. But this begs the question, is the PS Move Wheel compatible with the PS4?

            • Budgiecat

              Yeah since the Move should be …..I guess

              • HighBrowDrifter

                I certainly hope so…..otherwise this could be a minor inconvenience for you and other people who already bought the peripheral.

                • AdamBoy64

                  Yeah. It’d be pretty bad if all the Move controllers were incompatible with the PS4, forcing us to buy them all over again.

                  • HighBrowDrifter

                    I wouldn’t think that this would be an issue, but we all need to remind ourselves that Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft are businesses…..their first and utmost priority is to make a profit.

                    I know Gaikai is a cloud-based streaming service…..but it would be neat if they could implement a component that would allow consumers to use accessories alongside with the service….

  • SuperLuigi

    Beat super mario 3D world with the wife! Also beat a link between worlds and it is now my goty. Anybody else play these two games?

    • Azuardo

      Will defo pick up SM3DW when I eventually get a Wii U.

      Got ALBW yesterday and in the 3rd dungeon now. Loving it. ALTTP was one of my first ever video games as a little lad. It’s so far just a wonderful experience.

    • Budgiecat
      • HighBrowDrifter

        God, I love Ellie. She is easily my favorite female character of this generation. I had glad the DLC is based on her…..keep her coming!

        – The Last of Puss

        • Budgiecat

          Why’s it releasing so late though? March? eesh…

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

        Nice. I’ve been bouncing around an idea for a story to write regarding Ellie from TLOU to post on Hentai-Foundry, but haven’t really felt like writing anything yet. Starting is the hardest part to writing anything, heh.

        Whether it’s an essay, book report, one-shot, novel, whatever. Plus, I’ve already got an idea for a novel I’m fleshing out at the moment anyway. Still, congrats man. It’s one of the games I’d throw in someone’s face when they try to laugh and say the PS3 doesn’t have any good exclusives, lol.

        • HighBrowDrifter

          “idea for a story to write regarding Ellie from TLOU to post on Hentai-Foundry”

          ….krggh, come again?

          • Budgiecat

            lulz

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

            Well, unless I want to submit it to fanfiction.net (lol no), then I don’t really have anywhere else to post submissions for stories involving hentai-themed material =3=

            • HighBrowDrifter

              …..I am scared to ask, but does your story actually include Ellie?…….cause….you know…..(̿▀̿ ̿Ĺ̯̿̿▀̿ ̿)̄

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

                Er…

                “idea for a story to write regarding Ellie from TLOU to post on Hentai-Foundry”

                You already answered your own question when you replied back the first time.

                • HighBrowDrifter

                  Sorry…..I wasn’t quite certain, so I asked again….since she is……well, underage.

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

                    Fictional characters apply to the rule of being ‘underage’? Huh… I wasn’t aware that they had feelings that could be taken advantage of or be traumatized in any way whatsoever. I’ll have to keep that in mind.

                    • Budgiecat

                      lol thats a pretty shady defense…

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

                      Shady? No. I just don’t believe works of fiction should fall into the realm of real life rules and regulations. It’s a work of fiction for a reason.

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      Probably not…..but you know how some people may react. I was just surprised that you picked her.

                      Wanna read some o’ that stuff Tetsuya?

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

                      Eh, I’ve been called a ‘pedo’ before for even mentioning I like loli artwork and stuff for anime, lol. I’m not really worried about how some people may react. Anybody who is honestly willing to group me with the same sick fucks that are rotting in jail right now for doing this to a real kid, just because I like a FICTIONAL character, obviously doesn’t know what the hell they are talking about anyway.

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      I am not judging you whatsoever…..I believe everyone has an entitlement to like whatever they want. We only have one life, we SHOULD be able to like whatever we want.
                      It is not pedo unless you think it is so….people don’t know you. In our society, people are solely judged upon certain aspect. If it is okay with you, that’s all that matters.

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

                      Ah. Well, I just think it’s a rather poor excuse a lot of people use to try and censor artists from exercising their rights to fictional characters. “You can’t do that! She’s underage!”

                      These are probably the same people that think playing violent video games makes you a violent person, yet they will turn around and watch violent movies and not think twice about it. I can’t stand being judged when it comes to stuff like that, so that’s why I was defensive when you brought it up.

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      Oh….I wasn’t trying to be offensive, I was just genuinely curious as to who exactly would be part of your story. Thought it was actually funny how everyone else reacted (ouch).

                      The whole violent video game dilemma is a whole ‘nother thing, that I don’t quite honestly want to get involved in, because we all know that it is complete and utter bullshite (excuse the use of profanity).

                      Once again, if that is something you’re interested in, good on ye, that is no one else’s business but yours. It’s all a matter of perspective and relativity.

                      -Puss

                • Budgiecat
                  • EX+

                    I’m all for girls man, but Lightning Hentai? That’s worse than Hentai Woody!

                    http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/073/896/00241280667404492-550x.jpg
                    You don’t even wanna see the deputy one…

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

                      You haven’t seen the good kind of Lightning hentai I have then, heh. It is rare though :p

                    • Kobracon

                      Yeah there are some pretty good ones out there.

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      ༼ԾɷԾ༽…….Dafuq did I just see…..I knew there was something off with him all along, with his bizarre Hat fetish…..but things just got intense.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Just needed an excuse to post more funny pics…

                    • EX+

                      Have you seen the one ‘You’re my favourite deputy’ one?

                    • Budgiecat

                      nah……should be worried?

                    • EX+
                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      Dammit, you made me spill my juice!…Great, now I gotta clean up 凸(`⌒´メ)凸

                    • Budgiecat

                      okay I’m worried

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

                    Meh. Don’t care for Judie. I also couldn’t care less about the age. The age isn’t even applied unless it’s for a profile.

                    Age is irrelevant when it comes to fictional characters simply because the same situation can’t apply to all characters that look young or old. For example, take Etna from Disgaea for instance. She LOOKS what? Maybe 12?

                    Yet, she’s over 1,000. You also have characters like Dizzy from Guilty Gear that look “of age”, but she’s only actually 3, lol. So yeah… When people start bringing age into the equation, I’m just like, “nope” cause it’s bullshit, honestly.

                    You might as well go complain to all of the artists that ever drew a character with their top off and use this as your defense:

                    “Don’t you care about how they feel?! They would never do something like this!”

                    The whole thing just sounds absurd, really.

                    • Budgiecat

                      But Ellie’s age is more less confirmed in the game. Shes 14.

                      Plus I think it’s less about how they would feel and more on….you being on the creepy side of things writing about sexualizing kids…

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

                      So? Again, fictional character. Not real. Fake.

                      etc.

                      The age applies how exactly?

                    • Budgiecat

                      Just sayin man….it’s pedo territory so you will be judged lol

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

                      Assuming “pedo” even applies when it’s artwork. I honestly don’t see the coorelation between real life and artwork, honestly. So yeah… The whole “pedo territory” is kind of moot anyway since she’s, oh wait… Not real.

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

                      Which has absolutely nothing to do with fictional work since she’s real. Way to go :p

                    • Budgiecat

                      but dont you rike her?

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

                      Yeah, no. I have standards.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Yeah I forgot…. 14 and under !

                      *rimshot*

                      :P

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

                      If they’re fictional, sure~

                      No harm, no foul :3

                    • Budgiecat

                      …was….not expecting that response…

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

                      No one expects the loli inquisition!

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      You twos are funnies.

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      God….she looks like a disease ridden, mentally damaged, wreck…ughh, wouldn’t even tap for 2 Euros, or tap 1 get 2nd one free. No thank you sir.

                    • McPoo

                      That sounds like something a paedophile would say, mate.

                      I’d like to point out that I’m sure he’s not a paedophile. The particular comment this is in reply to does sound like something one would say though.

                    • EX+

                      C’mon, leave him alone.

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

                      >paedophile

                      That sounds like something an illiterate asshat would say.

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

                      You’re using the wrong English here, bro. Nice try though :p

                    • McPoo

                      How so?

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

                      I’m not going to explain myself to someone who calls themselves ‘MrPoo’. Sorry, man. First impressions say a lot about an individual and you’ve pretty much lived up to your name since your arrival… To say the least, lol.

                    • McPoo

                      If you’re unable to explain yourself, that’s fine xox

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

                      ‘Unable’ and ‘unwilling’ are two completely different things, good sir~

                    • Azuardo

                      To be fair, I would love to hear your explanation for believing that British English is ‘wrong’ to use here.

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

                      Well, I can explain it to you, Azuardo, lol. The socially acceptable form of English on this website is what is commonly used in the United States. If people started coming on here and typing in paragraphs using UK English or whatever, they would probably be asked to correct themselves or refrain from doing it in the future since it would be a clusterfuck.

                      It’s no different than a mod simply informing someone in a chatroom not to type in Spanish since it is an English oriented room. When people are under the impression that English is the primary language, the US version is what is assumed, not UK.

                    • Azuardo

                      Awful.

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

                      Awful it may be, but true. This is an English oriented website, soooooo… What do you expect? If this was a more popular site, I’m sure they would have a UK, JP, KR, SP, etc. versions for the appropriate language. Our primary userbase speaks US English though, so that is what is used.

                      I don’t make the rules, I just follow them :p

                    • Azuardo

                      Please show me where US English is the only accepted language on this website. I would never dream of insulting the way another user types their English on any website. I find this very arrogant.

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

                      You would if he’s attempting to insult you in a different language, lol.

                    • Azuardo

                      Doesn’t answer my question. And it doesn’t change the fact that anybody using US English is not a problem or ‘wrong’ in any way to me.

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

                      If there was a ToS here, I could show you. I’d be willing to bet this site has rules in place to limit the usage of other languages though. That’s typical for these websites, chatrooms, etc.

                      I’m not really sure why you’re surprised. If someone is using a language outside of the norm for the forum or whatever, then yes… That would be ‘wrong’.

                    • Azuardo

                      We’re talking about British English here. Stop changing it to mean entire other languages. The differences are so miniscule and you’re telling us it is unnacceptable.

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

                      I know what we’re talking about. I also told you what that entails. I’m sorry if you don’t understand, but I’ve explained it as much as I know how to for you.

                    • Azuardo

                      You’ve given no good reason for it being ‘wrong’ to use British English here.

                    • McPoo

                      Am I still “illiterate”, or have I just used the “wrong English”? I don’t think we ever settled on one or the other.

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

                      You can take either for all I care. Whatever helps you sleep at night, poo man.

                    • McPoo

                      You’re quite indecisive really, aren’t you?

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

                      No? I’m not the one that needs to make a decision here, you are. You came to ME asking what YOU should do, lol.

                    • McPoo

                      I think the closest we’ve got is the commenting guidelines.

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

                      I could certainly type some Japanese here right now, but holding a conversation in Japanese while someone else types in US English? Lol no. That wouldn’t work because the mods have to be able to understand what you are saying in case you are breaking the rules.

                      Now, that’s not to say British English is so different that it would be hard to determine what’s being said, but some of the words are different and spelling is as well in a lot of cases, so yeah… It wouldn’t really be a good way to communicate to have two separate languages going back and forth. If you really dislike using US English so much, then just stop using it, but don’t sit here and complain to me about it like it’s my fault.

                    • Azuardo

                      Mate, I ONLY type in British English and I have never come across anyone on here insulting me for it or telling me it is wrong, or telling me to stop using it because it’s not acceptable here. This is just you being incredibly arrogant, and I never expected it.

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

                      You used “mate”. I don’t see that as an issue. It would be like if you turned your whole speech to a flat out Britain, man. It’s going to take more than throwing in “mate” here and there to turn some heads.

                    • Azuardo

                      Like I said, the differences are so miniscule, I wouldn’t expect you to believe I’m British. Yet, you saw one word spelt differently above, and all of a sudden you’re saying it’s wrong to use British English here, like it’s actually completely unreadable.

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

                      And like I said… Your example was poor at best. I’ve got a couple of friends living in the UK and yeah… If you were to talk like them, it would be hard to understand on here, lol.

                    • Azuardo

                      You’re making no points at all now. So because you don’t believe I’m British, you don’t think it’s okay for me to defend the language? And trust me, you wouldn’t understand me, either. I’ve been to the US and whilst they digged the accent, they didn’t get me a lot. I’m not 14 years old any more, where I’d type how I spoke through text. I’m sure you don’t speak with the perfect grammar you type in real life, either.

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

                      Actually, I’m making plenty of points. You’re just too engrossed with yourself making your own points that you’re completely missing mine. I never stated I don’t believe you’re British. The fact that you insinuated such a thing shows how upset you are. You’re simply replying back with emotions rather than logic, which is fine, but I’m not going to encourage it any further.

                      Oh and for the record, I do speak as articulate as I type. You assumed I didn’t think you were British, then turned around and assumed I don’t talk as well as I type. So, how about we just draw a line in the sand here and quit jerking each other off here.

                      It’s not looking any better for either of us at this point.

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      Man, you’re today’s target eh? They don’t give up.

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

                      No biggie, I’m used to it, lol. I’m always “today’s target” :p

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      I got your back Holmes! I’m gonna get Azzraider, you get Mr.PoopieFace! ATTACK!!! *activates Puss Cannon*

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

                      That won’t be necessary =3=

                      Besides… Rushing in to pour gasoline on a fire isn’t exactly the best way to put it out.

                    • Budgiecat

                      You’re being a spotted dick! They’ve spotted you! lawl

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      Hey! You stole my phrase….don’t make me come over mate!

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

                      I’m not so sure I feel comfortable saying people are beating a spotted dick, lol.

                    • Budgiecat

                      so desu ne……

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

                      Sou*

                    • Budgiecat

                      Anta Baka??

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

                      Anata*

                      I can do this all day, lol.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Hey that one counts… it’s a contraction. They allow it.

                      And it’s ‘Anata wa’ if I wanted to spell it completely out….

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

                      Contradiction maybe, lol.

                      You spelled both of them out how they sound, but they were incorrect.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Mou hontou ni yamete kudasai!

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

                      >honto

                      You’re always so close, lol.

                    • McPoo

                      I’m sure he has a well constructed and reasoned explanation, unfortunately he’s unwilling to share it though :(

                    • McPoo

                      I know. You’re unable to explain how I was using the “wrong English”.

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      Guys guys (or ladies, I don’t know)….have some Heinz Spotted Dick!

                      http://humoriscontagious.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Heinz-sponge-pudding.jpg

                    • McPoo

                      We have some truly awful food names over here…

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      Well….is it any good at least? I remember they used to sell British imports at a food market in my country back in 2003….but too overpriced for anyone to even consider a purchase.

                    • McPoo

                      Tbh I’ve never had any. A lot of traditional British deserts (and savoury meals too actually) are quite heavy, and I just don’t like the way they sit in your stomach for so long >_>

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      Yak…yeah, I wouldn’t want that either…but I always wanted to try some Mince Pie.

                • EX+

                  Ellie Hentai? Dafuq?!

        • Kobracon

          HAH! Wow this caused quite a stir XD

          Not much of a loli fan myself, but I know firsthand that Hentai has no limits on age or anything so Ellie really isn’t anything controversial to be hentai. I would be interested to read it to see your writing skills though. :3

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

            Yeah. It wouldn’t be the first time white knights jump in to defend a fictional character’s age that only exists because they need to fill out her profile completely, lol. If she wasn’t given an age, she could be a 42 year old with some kind of disease for all we know.

            There’s a girl in the anime/manga BlackJack which is actually over the age of 18, but she looks like she’s around 12 or so, I guess. It’s because of how her body was constructed by BlackJack.

            I’m not really in the spoiler business, but I’ll just put it this way… If he didn’t put her together the way he did, she wouldn’t have lived. So yeah, I guess you could say her body suffered from age regression or something.

            Still, I always think it’s funny when people get so worked up on defending fictional characters… As if they have feelings or something that need to be protected. Wait a minute… Maybe this whole time I’ve been arguing with the Ellie fanclub and she’s their waifu, lol. That would certainly explain a few things :p

            • Kobracon

              Preaching to the choir, man. I played Tera online for a good while and the amount of ppl who are STILL unnerved by the Elin race (the loli race basically, still dressed quite seductively) despite the fact that lore wise they are immortal and have lived for centuries or even milleniums is staggering.

              Makes the world chat annoying as crap…

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

                Well, at least someone gets it, so I know the entire world hasn’t thrown logic out the window~

        • McPoo

          When it’s completed, will you be posting a link to the work here?

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

            Doubtful, lol. I don’t think Gematsu would appreciate me linking to a hentai site :3

            It’s not difficult to do a little name search through Google or the official site itself to find my work though~

    • AdamBoy64

      Wow… that’s kinda quick.
      That’s great you enjoyed it.

      I could see Super Mario 3D world being my GOTY, if I’m allowed to say that without having played it.

  • PrinceHeir

    so any animes you all been watching?

    just started Psycho-Pass last night after finishing Skip Beat! last week(love that show; season 2 please!)

    the show is great so far, love the atmosphere and the technology it introduce is awesome!(digital clothes FTW!)

    the opening scene in episode 1 reminded me alot of Ghost in the Shell SAC Solid State Society ^^

    in any case i expect great things from this anime.

    my next anime would probably another light heart one(maybe Utena or Mawaru Penguindrum?) since after watching Monster series(love the anime) i went ahead and watch Skip Beat! to change my mood a little bit since it’s been a very dark month of anime for me ^^

    • $83030187

      Kill la Kill is the only one I’ve been watching, and it’s on the way to replacing Cowboy Bebop as my favorite anime of all time.

      • Budgiecat

        I’m watching that and Ultraman Ginga and waiting for Captain Harlock to drop on DVD as well as live action Gatchaman

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

      Just watching the new season of Ippo and rewatching Legend of the Galactic Heroes on Blu-Ray because I’ve already seen the laser disc and DVD versions.

      • Budgiecat

        I need to get around to that (LoGH) . Saw the first couple movies and a few of the episodes. They should make a LoGH PS4 game that rivals Mass Effect

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

          Knock yourself out, but it doesn’t include the gaidens ‘Spiral Labyrinth’ in it. You’d have to look for a different torrent with that :p

          http://www.nyaa.se/?page=torrentinfo&tid=262181

          • Budgiecat

            holy crap lol.

            I once saw on YT a LoGH pachislot game that had cool 3D graphics of inside the ships. Need to find that link again

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

              I just stick with the RTS games, lol. It’s the only RTS I’ll play though X3

    • z_merquise

      Just Kill la Kill. Really recommend it to you if you haven’t seen it yet.

      • Kobracon

        Don’t lose your wa~~~y

    • kirby755

      Watching Blazblue Alter Memory(Played Calamity trigger and alittle continuum shift) and Magi Kingdom of Magic(Read the manga and caught up). Even though for both shows I know whats coming plotwise, its still fun to be along for the ride.

      • Budgiecat

        wow I hate I that BB show

        • kirby755

          May I ask why?

  • $83030187

    Anyone have any franchises they’d like to see rebooted? While it probably means zilch to most people on a forum like this, I’d love to see Warner Bros. reboot the F.E.A.R. franchise.

    There are a million old franchises I’d love to see rebooted like Blood, Sin and Fear Effect too.

    • Budgiecat

      Not a fan of reboots honestly.

      I’d like some sequels though…..

      …Shenmue III

    • Willgaea

      I’d like to see the breath of fire series rebooted using the gameplay that dragons dogma has.

    • Dark_N11

      Bloody roar and parasite eve.

      • Budgiecat

        Noooooooo. Not after The 3rd Birthday.

        That just proved they dont know what the hell they’re doing anymore…

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

          The 3rd Fashion Show

          Nah, but in all seriousness… I did sort of enjoy the game, even if I may have dressed Aya like a skank and deliberately had her clothes torn just to run through the game in a ripped up maid’s outfit (oh and I cheated for Lightning’s outfit too, lol) :p

          • Budgiecat

            horibubble

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

              No! What was horrible was when that fucking guy on Youtube took my gameplay without my permission and reviewed the game, lol.

          • MosquitoLemon

            Yeah if they had tweaked a few things, that game would have been pretty awesome.

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

              Yeah, it was alright, but it didn’t really leave a lasting impression on me :/

              • MosquitoLemon

                My rather unpopular opinion of the game is that it is the best attempt at a 3D Contra we’ve ever seen. It follows the same structure – around 5 different stages that start with big city environments and devolve into twisted alien hives, the ‘difficulty’ is largely based on memorizing enemy locations and attack patterns, and the weaponry is fairly diverse.

                If they had stripped away the joke of a story, added another character, and tightened some of the mechanics (specifically the probability-based special effects and unbalanced weaponry), people would be praising it today instead of whining about how it ruined their childhood.

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

                  I honestly would have just preferred them creating Parasite Eve 3 using the old system with RPG element and bigger areas to explore, such as cities and whatnot. Maybe we’ll see a PE3 in the future for PS4 though. They are planning on bringing old franchises back anyway.

                  • MosquitoLemon

                    One thing that nobody ever seems to mention about SE is that they rarely repeat old ideas, even when those ideas made them a ton of money. Everyone says that they ‘milk’ franchises, yet every new title is really innovative. Not necessarily fun or interesting or what fans want, but they are innovative.

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

                      Rarely repeat old ideas? I love FFIV, it’s my favorite from the entire franchise, but really… How many ports of this game, as well as The After Years do we need? Also, their ideas aren’t THAT innovative. You can find plenty of games before them that were using that same idea before, which SE probably took notes from and simply put a spin on and claimed it as their own.

                      EDIT: Honestly, the golden age of innovation is behind us. There were a lot of original ideas from the 80’s, 90’s and even into the year 2000, but after that it started going downhill and you began seeing less of them and more companies borrowing ideas from each other. It’s just easier to do that than to try and come up with something innovative. If Game A sold 750,000 units on day 1, do you really think Game B is going to take the risk of running with an original idea to compete against that?

                      They’re probably going to try and see what appealed most to people, take what they can from it, put a spin on it, and call it their own (which is perfectly legal) because they know it sells. This is exactly why I prefer God Eater over Monster Hunter. All it took was for NBGI to put just the right spin on it and suddenly I’m hooked, despite Monster Hunter being used as a template.

                    • MosquitoLemon

                      The most innovative game of all time is The World Ends With You, and that was 2007. Years after every idea imaginable seemed to be exhausted. And yes, like every other idea, SE dropped that one and came up with a bunch of new ones. You’re just being too strict in your definitions.

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

                      Strict? Hardly. Realistic? Absolutely.

    • Dondonchaka

      I like to see Onimusha reboot with more dark atmosphere and similliar gameplay as previous ones.

    • GetOffMy_Lawn

      It’s been said a million times, buuuut…. Spyro the Dragon. Ripto’s Rage and Year of the Dragon are two of the best games of all time IMO, and I think that it’s really sad to see the character reduced to the cash grab that is Skylanders.

      I’d also love to see Nintendo reboot Sin & Punishment as a HD third person shooter.

    • Kobracon

      Onimusha T_T

    • Elvick

      Ice Climbers, as a co-op action adventure with RPG and platforming elements… but its Nintendo, so never going to happen.

      Wild Arms… damn it Sony! CyberConnect2 level cell shading, Wild Arms 3 battle system with Ni no Kuni movement. Win~ But it’s Sony… so never going to happen.

  • EX+

    Persona 4’s characters really grow on you.
    I hope Persona 5 has that same effect and hopefully the main character can actually speak.

    • Kobracon

      I really feel that would detract from the experience of the MC can speak. He’s supposed to be you, and what you say and think is what he should say and think. But if you meant just make all the possible conversation choices voiced, then sure.

      • EX+

        Yeah, that’s what I mean.

  • new_tradition

    Sorry for the wall of text, guys. But I gotta vent.

    Today, I got fired, and I have mixed feelings over it.

    Here’s what happened: after working over 5 years with this special events franchise, they gave me the boot (or rather, the one main boss did). He got mad because I grabbed a coffee before paying for it, thinking I had just taken it. I guess I should have just paid for it right away, but the cashiers were busy and my break was almost over, so meh. I didn’t even try to explain it away ’cause I was tired, and honestly, I didn’t think I’d get fired over it. At the time, he just raged and told me to leave for the day. So I’m like, fine, whatever. I wasn’t rude to him, I didn’t argue. It wasn’t worth it, IMO.

    Come today when I arrive to my shift, another manager pulls me aside and succinctly told me that I was getting fired and that I had to leave. The particular person here is a pretty kewl guy and I respect him a lot. He’s able to use his authority without being a dick. I found out right after that he had tried to dissuade the main boss the night before, so I’m pretty grateful for the attempt.

    In fact, the day of the coffee incident, other assistant managers sympathized when they saw me leaving, and I know at least one of them tried to talk to the main boss after I left.

    I wanna say I was pretty level headed, and for the most part I was, but when I was finally walking alone to my bus stop, it kind of just hit me that I got fired for the first time from my first job, and I cried a few tears.

    But then, I tried rationalize the situation.

    As upsetting as it was, I was actually thinking about quitting the job for a while now. In fact, I’d even say I was getting sick of this job.

    It was my first job ever and I was just procrastinating and held onto it because it was relatively easy labour work if you’re not lazy. Like I said, I was there for over 5 years.

    I had stayed so long because after investing in a college diploma that got me no where, and then a post-grad certificate that I failed in one semester, I was feeling bitter over my failings and insecure about my finances and direction of life.

    Eventually I worked so much that I just didn’t have the time to find another job and I didn’t like the idea of being without some steady income, so I stayed, thinking “I’ll save this much and then get outta of here”.

    The work itself isn’t too terrible, but the pace was ridiculous. I was working in events, so it was pretty sporadic scheduling (one 40 hour week, next week maybe 15 hours, wtf), but I had gotten used to that.

    But then it was the limitations they gave us in terms of customer satisfaction that was getting ridiculous (we weren’t allowed to give extra things out if we were asked; there was no way to even charge for extras if customers were willing). Not to mention a bunch of other little things, but I digress…

    On top of that, morale was pretty low. A lot of the assistant managers weren’t happy because they were doing more work than they should have, and they were doing so because there were so few managers around in the first place. They themselves were spread so thin, covering a lot of sites by themselves. On the reverse, I’d say about 80% of staff were in school, so a lot of staff would be gone within 5-6 months. There were only a handful of people who I knew there because of so many turnarounds.

    Not to mention, not everyone, but a decent chunk of the workers weren’t
    really serious about the job and quit pretty quickly (or were fired
    themselves since they were still in the probation period). I can’t count
    the amount of times I picked up the slack, doing things I wasn’t
    supposed to be doing that day because of a few weak workers.

    So yeah, my job was becoming steadily more unpleasant. It was good when I worked with good people and managers, but we were getting scrutinized pretty heavily too by other events organizers, secret shoppers, and even some of our own company’s higher-ups incognito. So it was just uncomfortable at times (when it wasn’t crazy busy at least).

    So I guess I could look at this being “I got out”.

    I’m just a little hurt that as one of the longest working people there, this is what made me lose my job. After working all those holidays, those late evenings, in questionable circumstances, long hours, doing way more work than I should have considering my title was simply cashier, this is what I get *sighs*

    Though there’s some small comfort: it was only the main boss who wanted me fired. There have been a handful of incidents over the years in regards to me that pretty much keyed in on that fact that he doesn’t like me. Not to say he was always gunning for in general, but we were never friendly, and I know he’s been abrasive to me more than anything else. For example:

    1) He threatened to suspend me a year ago because another manager told me to go to another show without telling the main boss (I recall they had gotten into an argument about it).

    2) He promised me a raise that I never got

    3) There was a time where I did get suspended based off a secret shopper report that didn’t identify me correctly, about an incident that happened to another cashier, and the wrong stand number. Just because it was my name, without even discussing it or anything, he told the schedule manager to suspend me for the week.

    And that thing about the coffee? Mr. Hypocrite here has given loads of freebies to complete strangers.

    Like I said, other managers and assistant managers went to bat for me, so I feel happy that people were trying to back me up. At the very least I know I have some decent references.

    Now…Now I don’t know what to do. The last couple of months my health has been a little worrying (to my mom at least, lol), so I kind of wanna just rest and do stuff I haven’t gotten around to doing because of work.

    But I do like working in general, so I wanna try to get a job asap, but at the same time, I feel like I should have an actual career job to start setting me up for the rest of my life. I feel like the poster child for Failure to Launch sometimes, lol >_>

    • $83030187

      Welcome to the wonderful world of unemployment. I haven’t been able to find work since I got out of the military.

      It’s been over two years.

      • new_tradition

        O_O

        How are you dealing with it, if I may ask?

        • $83030187

          Sometimes I wonder if I’m still sane or if I went crazy long ago and I don’t realize it yet.

          There have been a few times were I’ve gotten really, really depressed. Getting turned down by KFC after maintaining a Top Secret military clearance doesn’t do much for the self-esteem.

          I just keep myself busy. I’m always putting in resumes and doing chores/work for my family.

          Thankfully there are some opportunities early next year that should result in me either getting full-time employment, or at least getting the connections I need to find one.

          • new_tradition

            That’s good to hear. Ironically the night before I was already looking at some job postings. Guess I knew it my heart what was gonna happen, lol…

            Though yeah, there’s plenty to do around our home (especially my room X_x)

            • $83030187

              It can be tough, especially for people like me who have no higher education, nor have the means to acquire one.

              For people like me, it’s also more about who you know than what you know.

              But that can be true for everyone, so make sure you talk to friends and family. Anyone who knows anyone who could help you find employment.

    • z_merquise

      Ouch.

      I’m no expert in giving advice but all I can say is that give yourself a bit of rest. Nothing beats relaxing even just a bit to prepare yourself for another job hunt. I just wish you a good luck then.

      • new_tradition

        Haha, don’t worry, it’s pretty good advise. My mom would definitely agree xD

    • Pyrofrost

      While I do some work for my family business, I am technically unemployed myself; as it’s not something I want for a career.

      So being unemployed myself, I advise you to use this time to continue the furtherance of your education and not rest on your laurels. Whatever you do, keep moving forward, and survive. That is really the best I can offer you.

      • new_tradition

        Thanks for the input. Its just that I feel like I wasted so much time and money on school in the past, I’m a little worried about trying it again.

        (It’s more about the prices of courses and tuition; I guess I wouldn’t 100% turn down some cheap courses if it buffed up my resume. Hrm….)

        • Pyrofrost

          No problem. Also, always remember this. Anytime you’re being educated and growing intellectually, it’s not a waste. Never forget that.

    • Kobracon

      Dude that sucks! And to get fired over such a DUMB thing! Your main boss is a jackass.

      I haven’t worked nearly as long as you but I do know what losing a job feels like. There really isn’t much to do now but look forward to the new year, and have a fresh start for both of us :D

      • new_tradition

        Thank you for your words. I guess it really is a come what may situation.

        That is actually a good way to think of it. A New Year, a New Start…

    • Budgiecat

      Pop his tires!

      • new_tradition

        Ironically, his car really is his pride and joy. I’m not good with car IDs, but it’s sleek and silver and easy to scratch, fufufu…

        • Budgiecat

          Drain his oil cap! (from underneath the car)

          woah that ones bad lol…

    • Gigus

      Man I know how that feels. Hopefully you get a new job soon.

      Oh I almost forgot! I need your vote! Sorry If i’m straying away from your problem and now I feel like a jerk -__-

      http://www.qwertee.com/product/fox-hound-academy

      • new_tradition

        Thanks, and lol, no worries xD

        • Gigus

          For what its worth just enjoy the holidays for now and keep on doing what you’ve been doing. A new opportunity will come your way :). Don’t forget to spread the word to other mgs fans about my design XD. I really need the votes lol. Thanks again for supporting me and I hope my words of encouragement have brought your spirits up just a little bit :].

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      First things first, sorry all of that happened. It really does sound like you got a bad deal in the end. I’ve worked for bosses who despise me as well. For some reason, I had to quit all of those jobs. I guess it’s just destined to fail? … if you have a hard time finding respect for your boss… Or so it seems? In my experience, it seems to be true.

      As for what’s next. If your health is bad, you really should just take a bit to rest and relax. From my experience just having some time to relax and come back down to earth helps.

      I’m not going to tell you what you should do. That’s just not my call, and I don’t consider myself some kind of expert on life. Far from it.

      I can only try and help by giving some advice. What you do with it, or what you take from it. That’s up to you. I just hope it helps.

      Endless possibilities. I think that’s one of the best things about life. Sure, it can be frustrating… very much so. You never know when something great might just fall into your lap, or when you might find a way into a good situation.

      If you keep yourself healthy, prepared, and willing. When life happens to give you choices, paths, different things to pick from, you can act upon them. You can pick whatever you think is best for you. Be confident in you, and don’t put yourself in a situation where you really can’t do anything.

      I think that’s the best advice I can give. It sucks about getting fired, but it sounds like you were ready to move on. Stay confident, use what resources and assets you have available. I know you will find something else soon. And who knows, it might be way better. Stay positive! =)

      • new_tradition

        Thanks. And yeah, I get what you mean. Like I said, for the most part, the managers and assistant managers I worked under were pretty cool people (and because I worked there so long, they took my suggestions to heart and valued my opinion).

        My mom would agree with you on the health bit, haha.

        That sounds good. For the most part, I think I’m pretty much over what happened. I’m one of the few lucky people who isn’t in a dire financial situation, so I have time to think about what to do next.

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          Glad you are in a good situation financially. That should help you during your time off, taking a break and such.

          Sorry my reply is short, it’s pretty late and I need to get some sleep soon. ^^

    • PrinceHeir

      man sorry about your lose of job.

      i hope you get a new and better one soon near the future.

      i’m still at college and i’ll be having my internship soon.

      so best of luck to you, at least you have tons of experience and can use it in the future.

      • new_tradition

        Thank you. I guess it does look good touting 5+ years experience on a resume xD

        Good luck with your internship. I did one in college. Interesting experience ^^

  • Budgiecat

    Bravely Default Developers Deeply Moved By Anticipation From West

    http://www.enixorigin.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Bravely-Default-Flying-Fairy1.jpg

    Bravely Default: For the Sequel, an updated version of Bravely Default: Flying Fairy recently released in Europe, is receiving stellar reviews from game critics, which appears to have taken its developers by surprise.

    In reaction to the review scores the game has been seeing in Europe, the Bravely Default Twitter account tweeted: “Bravely Default is a game that was designed only taking RPG fans in Japan into consideration. We thought overseas expansion was impossible. Seeing this much anticipation moves me deeply.”

    It worries me that Japanese developers feel this way. They really think all Westerners hate JRPG’s now? No wonder we’re not getting more localizations -_-

    • Pyrofrost

      I can’t wait for this game.

      • Budgiecat

        Talk about what was said; need your opinionz

        • Pyrofrost

          Well yes, I do feel like Japan has lost confidence in the western market. I believe this is largely due to the new-ness of FPSs and WRPGs in the console landscape this past gen. I mean they have always been around, but this gen was really their break out. Kinda like JRPGs on the PS1.

          What I like seeing most here though, is Japanese devs having their confidence vitalized or re-vitalized in western markets. I personally believe we will be seeing a lot of that through the end of the PS3’s life and into the PS4’s life.

          • Budgiecat

            I think they need to strengthen their liasons with social media and their U.S./EU divisions tapping into that to get a direct connection with Western gamers. For them to think that black and white means they’re either out of touch or their Western divisions aren’t doing their job properly. There needs to be better communication so they have a direct pulse on the markets wants and needs

            • Pyrofrost

              I would say it’s a mixture of both, but more of the latter.

              Seriously, the only companies that seem to truly be in touch and have western divisions that give a fuck are Atlus and XSeed/Marvelous AQL.
              Baba of Tales Studio seems to be in touch, but the western division of NB is ass.
              NISs localizations are nice and lush, but it looks as if they are allowing a 7th grader to do the editing for the games.
              SquareEnix needs to stop trying to westernize their shit. They just need to get off the west’s dick, period. They need to have a vision, their own vision, and produce that.

              They need to make more of a presence on social media from Japan; if they need to, they should get a translator…if they know Engrish, they need to use it. I don’t care how well they speak, just the fact that they are establishing lines of communication will mean everything to everyone.
              Even people that hate FFXIV, love Yoshida because of this. It shows he cares, it shows he is in touch.

              They also need Western branches to act like they give a shit.

              • Budgiecat

                Exactly!

                I remember reading an article on a comic con convention and one of the Yakuza producers was there (for reasons other than Yakuza) and someone in the audience asked about Yakuza 5 and he was like he didnt know people in the West wanted the game. Wtf??
                Same with Tatsunoko vs Capcom when the original first came out; director said the same thing ‘herp derp, I didn’t know you guys were interested in mah game?’
                And then there’s Square-Enix: ‘Oh we didn’t know you guys wanted FF Type Zero! How bout a dumbed down reboot iOS game instead?
                Capcom: ‘Hey, DMC4 sold really well! So here’s what we’ll do….we’ll reboot the damn thing but NOT develop it ourselves and outsource it so we can make it more accessible for Westerners! yay!
                Why are these guys so clueless and out of touch all of a sudden?

                • Pyrofrost

                  I really think many of them are seeing the surge in popularity of western games as something that will stick rather than what it actually is, a fad.

                  They aren’t taking into account the fact that this is the first gen that these games (FPSs and WRPGs) were so widespread on the console landscape; as before, they were primary on PC.

                  What we’re going to see with these western games is the same thing we saw with Japanese games after their big heyday. A few of the bigger, more mainstream ones get huge numbers in sales; while the rest will produce satisfactory numbers, or less.

                  The numbers so far doesn’t reflect westerners not wanting Japanese games anymore; what it reflects is western console gamers jumping on the newest thing. Something they once did not have mass access to.
                  For the numbers to reflect westerners not wanting Japanese games anymore; we would have to see western games keep up the numbers they had through the first five years of the current gen sustained through the PS4/XBOne gen.

                  That simply isn’t going to happen though, as we’re already starting to see mainstream westerners gravitate towards specific titles over the past couple of years. Rather than every western game getting sales numbers through the roof, as I mentioned before. The new-ness of those games has been wearing down over the past couple of years.

                  If there ever was a time, now is the time for Japanese gaming to get back in to the western market.

              • Sevyne

                I love how you use Yoshida as an example of good communication with a western audience. I seriously mean that. He’s an awesome guy, and a perfect example of how you do it right.

                • Pyrofrost

                  I absolutely love this guy, I really don’t think a single Japanese dev (or any dev worldwide) understands PR as well as he does. He constantly stays in touch with his audience, and has his stuff translated quickly. He even takes questions directly from the players of his game.

                  He is an example for ALL devs to follow, worldwide. He has set a new standard.

    • Sevyne

      “Bravely Default is a game that was designed only taking RPG fans in
      Japan into consideration. We thought overseas expansion was impossible.”

      This mindset is what’s wrong with Japanese developers today. JRPGs don’t fail in other regions because they’re JRPGs. They fail because JP devs are trying to westernize their games and it’s pissing us off. That isn’t expanding their audience, it’s alienating the existing one. When a quality classic JRPG comes along it is much appreciated.

      Don’t fix what ain’t broken and we’ll line up to buy it, and I hope they are starting to learn that with the positive reactions they’re getting from Bravely Default.

      • Budgiecat

        So true. This type of closed off small goal “Galapagos syndrome” thinking pisses me the fuck off…

      • $83030187

        I thought it was because they all went to handhelds, and all that was left on consoles was stuff like Mugen Souls. :/

      • Elvick

        You’d think that Ni no Kuni’s western sales would show them all they need to know.

        But no…

    • LordKaiser

      This time I’m ready for it! Cobalt Blue FTW!

    • Kobracon

      “They really think all Westerners hate JRPG’s now?” its funny to hear you say this when you bash any JRPG with a heavy anime moe art style and FFXIII

      • Budgiecat

        FF XIII deserves to be bashed. It ripped off SMT DDS! And we want QUALITY JRPG’s back, not fanservicey moe trash

        • $83030187

          This shit right here.

          Give me more JRPGs like X and less shit like the stuff Idea Factory pushes.

          I want the good old days of JRPGs like Xenogears, Suikoden and Chrono Cross.

          Now we have SENPAAAAAAAAAI!! am i kawaii desu?

          • Kobracon

            You realise one of the greatest JRPGs had alot of “Senpai”‘s and anime highschool hi-jinxes?

            • Pyrofrost

              That is very true.

              Like I was saying to Xaltmas, I believe the problem has less to do with setting, Japanese colloquialisms, fanservice, and anime; but more to do with overall quality.

              In my opinion, the games by IF/Compile Heart are ass. However, you look at games from Atlus, Monolithsoft, Falcom and etc, or the Tales series; you find a great gaming experience.

        • Kobracon

          Ripping off good games is always something the game industry does!

          And I fail to see the correlation between an artstyle and the quality of a JRPG. If the gameplay and story are solid, who the hell CARES? Madoka looks like “moe trash” but guess what? Its probably one of the darkest anime’s you’ll see

          • $83030187

            Yeah, but Mugen Souls has a scene where you can rub girls in a bath. And they look like they could be 10.

            How we got from Secret of Mana to that is beyond me.

            • Pyrofrost

              I’d say the problem isn’t so much loli’s and anime, as is the overall quality of the games given to us by IF and Compile Heart.

              Combine this with the fact that NISA has been flooding the western market with their shit, and there you go.

              • $83030187

                I think that, combined with the shit Final Fantasy XIII ended up being, really has hurt the JRPG genre.

                The rise of the WRPG on consoles, and the west’s general “meh” when it comes to portables couldn’t have helped much either.

                • Pyrofrost

                  While I personally liked XIII, I do see what you mean and I understand why it was received the way it was.

                  I think it would really help if NISA gave a bit more thought to what they were localizing though. The fact that they have been flooding the market with shit really hasn’t helped. I understand that there is a niche even here that likes the IF and Compile Heart trash; but the people who do are a niche within a niche. There are other quality JRPGs that just blow right under the radar, I don’t see why NISA can try to get some of that stuff too.

                  Not only that, but their text editor has the grammatical skills of a 7th grader. Hell, they could hire me to edit as a work-study or something. I would do it just for the sake of having something to put on my resume.

            • Kobracon

              While I have not gotten around to playing Mugen Souls yet, if the gameplay is fun, do those small insignificant fanservice scenes really matter? Players in Japan like that, its a cultural thing.

            • Elvick

              Yet people cried about NISA censoring the game.

          • Budgiecat

            When you’re S-E and you’re doing FF, ‘ripping off’ RPG’s that you probably consider beneath you (due to pretentiousness) , is a joke

    • $83030187

      If it was designed with only Japan in mind, I wonder why it doesn’t have lolis.

  • McPoo

    Turned my Wii U on for the first time in months this evening. Not got anything to play on it, just thought it’d be good to get any updates downloaded and installed.

    For a next gen console, it really doesn’t ‘feel’ very next gen, does it? It’s slow, cumbersome and feels very much like the previous Wii.

    Disappointing console all round tbh. Got myself Deus Ex in the black Friday amazon sales though, so will be playing that on the Gamepad after Xmas.

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

      Stop addressing current gen consoles as ‘next gen’, silly.

    • $83030187

      I haven’t turned mine on in weeks.

      I’m constantly rewatching the trailers for Bayonetta 2 and X so I don’t forget why I bought the thing.

      • Pyrofrost

        My thoughts exactly

      • Budgiecat

        Shoulda just waited

        Tetsuya thinks Bayonetta 2 is canceled lol

        • $83030187

          Yeah…I’m still not sure what’s up with that.

      • Kobracon

        Wonderful 101?

        • $83030187

          I tried the demo, and I can’t say I enjoyed it much.

          • Kobracon

            I implore you to give it a chance, I’ve heard ppl say its amazing and more technical than even Bayonetta. I’ve heard the boss fight at the end is even more crazy and OTT than Bayonetta’s last boss. Never doubt Platinum is what I always say.

            Also Platinum’s demos have always been weirdly misrepresentative of the full game.

    • AdamBoy64

      The menu system is a bit slow, which I find a bit annoying.

      I’m playing it more now than I ever have. The last few months it’s just the lineup has been warming up – and not a moment too soon.

    • Elvick

      Nintendo makes bad system software and bad hardware. More at 11.

  • z_merquise

    I guess it’s the right time to ask this here.

    What is your Game of the Year for 2013?

    For me it’s Dragon’s Crown.

    I was instantly hyped when it was first announced in E3 2011 not only because I’m a huge fan of Vanillaware but also I really love 2D arcade beat-em-ups (or “belt-scrollers” as it is called). 2 years later, I finally got the game and it never disappoints. It actually exceeded my expectations.

    I find the game simple to play but the combat have a lot of depth, like a good fighting game. Capcom’s Alien vs Predator arcade is the other beat-em-up I know that had such depth but I can say that Dragon’s Crown totally beaten it. Not only that, it also have deep skills customization and looting. It just reminds me of my days playing Diablo 2 ; leveling-up your character, upgrade/learn new skills once you level-up and find powerful weapons/gears for your character. I think that what contribute for Dragon’s Crown replayability.

    Other thing I love about this game is that for a simple game that is inspired by old arcade games, the game had lot of content. You have 6 character classes, all play differently and like in Diablo 2, you can already spend lots of hours in just a single character, lot’s of bosses to fight, post-game levels, a huge art gallery where you can unlock many beautifully drawn artwork by completing side-quests, etc. Really, there are lots of things that motivated me to keep on playing. Oh and playing with other people (especially local co-op) just made my experience even better.

    And yes, the fully hand-drawn visuals also help to made this so special. Everything from the background, characters, effects are all well-detailed and visually striking. In time where 2D games are a rarity, I’m so happy to see developers like Vanillaware in keeping it alive.

    If it weren’t for Dragon’s Crown, Metal Gear Rising should be my Game of the Year but since MG Rising is so special to me, I’ll put it in 2nd place.

    Sure, I like Metal Gear but what made me instantly hyped for this game was when Platinum Games officially became the developer. I find the 1st version (Metal Gear Solid: Rising by Kojima Productions) interesting but give the development to one of my favorite developer whose specialty are creating deep, fast-paced and over-the-top action games and it’ll have my full attention.

    And it had everything I expected in Platinum Games plus more. A fun and satisfying combat, challenging enemies, awesome boss fights and one heck of a soundtrack. Everything is just pure bad-ass.

    Of course, there are lots of great games that I bought in this year but the 2 games I mentioned are my top favorite in 2013.

    (Bonus) Gaming quote of the year:
    Nanomachines, son.

    • 罪罰

      Shin Megami Tensei IV.

    • $83030187

      Thomas Was Alone, with Metal Gear Rising in second and Hotline Miami in third.

      • z_merquise

        Kinda late for reply but what the heck. Nice to see someone likes Hotline Miami. So fun and fast-paced. Awesome soundtrack too!

    • Pyrofrost

      I know it came out in December last year, but fuck it:

      Ryu ga Gotoku 5

      • Budgiecat

        Well it’s RECOMING out this December (Playstation The Best version). I think I got it on preorder not even sure anymore…

        lol fucking fail Sega hate you so much…I give up hoping for localizaton hahaaha…haaa…

        *cries*

    • Kobracon

      If the candidates are only games that I managed to play, my GOTY would have to be Metal Gear Rising: Reveangance, Good music, good gameplay, good GOD what and awesome game.

      A close second would indeed be Dragon’s Crown followed very VERY closely by Puppateer, the game that most ppl forgot because it came out an an unfortunate time.

    • SuperLuigi

      Zelda A Link Between Worlds. For me it just does everything I want it to in gameplay. love the openess, boss fights, and hero mode is tough!

    • kirby755

      Mines have to be Tales of Xilla or Soul Sacrifice there with Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory in second.

    • PrinceHeir

      for me it’s really hard to choose.

      Deadly Premonition DC, Metal Gear Rising, First of the North Star Ken’s Rage 2, and Killer is Dead.

      i’ll think about this around X-mas for sure.

      all these games have excellent single player and really shows that single player experience is not DEAD AT ALL.

      • z_merquise

        Single-player games won’t disappear. What I so love though that the genres that used to believe to be “dead” are getting more presence these days like 2D beat-em-ups, platformers and 2D fighting games.

    • Elvick

      Tough.

      The Last of Us
      Beyond: Two Souls
      Tomb Raider
      Tearaway
      Ni no Kuni…

      Too hard. ):

      • z_merquise

        My brother bought The Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls. He’s not much into video games like he used to but he just found those games interesting. Only thing is that he’ll open those at Christmas. Meh.

        I’m actually looking forward to play The Last of Us once he open it.

    • new_tradition

      These are the 2013 games I played:

      Ni no Kuni Wrath of the White Witch
      Fire Emblem Awakening
      Project X Zone
      SMT IV
      Tales of Xillia
      FFXIV:ARR
      KH 1.5 ReMIX
      Ace Attorney Dual Destinies

      But I only got around to beating ToX and AA:DD, so I don’t know if I can really make a proper judgement…I mean, I did love them both xD

  • $83030187

    Sounds like the VGX people might have wanted Persona 5 at the event. (pic)

    • Budgiecat

      how you figure

      • $83030187

        They clearly asked about the game according to the tweet. Why would they even contact Atlus if they didn’t want the game there?

        • Sevyne

          Perhaps, but Geoff Keightley more times than not is full of crap and doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He’s just trying to be a crowd pleaser and it always backfires because of my first sentence here.

          Now that doesn’t mean what he said isn’t true, but I wouldn’t say they clearly asked anything because it could equally be BS.

    • Gariya

      I doubt a JRPG will be on a dudebro video game show like VGX.

      • $83030187

        Because The Witcher 3 and Nintendo are so dubebro.

        • Gariya

          Hmm, “dudebro” might be a wrong choice of words on my part.

          Anyway, the point is, VGX is a very western centric show. MGR and Dark Souls II are exceptions because the former is a spin-off of a military stealth game that has been very popular in the west while the latter is the sequel of a very western-styled RPG that is also quite popular in the west.

          • Budgiecat

            Ah. for some reason your pics aren’t showing up right away on my PC

          • $83030187

            Even if it wasn’t the perfect fit for the usual Spike TV audience, given how this year the show is a three hour long live-streamed event, I don’t think Persona 5 being present would be that strange.

            Going by the teaser trailer, it’s clearly a more mature themed game. It’s not like it’s Disgaea or Hyper Dimensional whatshername.

          • Budgiecat

            whatever it is….this shit needs to stop. On both sides of the fence…we want good games, not nationalistic pride events

        • Budgiecat

          Nintendo’s had a firm stake in the West for years. Many of their games do better here than in Japan. Metroid turning into a FPS via Prime not dudebro enough? okay.
          And Dudebros respect WRPGs far more than they do JRPG’s you know that. Skyrim being first person and all. And no “little kids saving the world” and all that rot dudebros use as flamesticks

          • $83030187

            Oh yeah, the bros love themselves some Metroid.

            • Budgiecat

              I’d have to imagine Halo being influenced by Metroid Prime most likely (besides Doom and Goldeneye N64)

              • $83030187

                I wouldn’t know.

                I know the devs of Halo 4 admitted to using the Prime series as inspiration.

                • Budgiecat

                  see there ya go

    • Gigus

      Thank god! As much as I want a new trailer, watching the VGX just for a trailer ain’t worth the suffering.

  • kirby755

    Is anyone gonna get Toukiden Age of demons next year? I played the demo and it was fun.

    • Sevyne

      I’ll probably be getting it. Comes out the day before my bday too!

    • Elvick

      Probably yes.

  • $83030187

    Now I’m feeling all sad and nostalgic.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT8fJ940AS4

    Where did things go wrong?

    • $83030187

      Who the fuck would downvote the Theme of Love?!

      idontwanttoliveonthisplanetanymore.jpg

      • Pyrofrost

        I for one, love it. So I will even out that vote for you ^_^

      • new_tradition

        And here’s one more from me :3

        I actually really love Rosa and Cecil’s relationship. It’s one of the few established romances I’ve seen in gaming (meaning there’s no build up to them confessing; they’re already a couple).

        Still love Kain the most from the game :3

    • HighBrowDrifter

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s6-uYCHNRI

      This was and always will be my favorite FF soundtrack……makes me a kid again :-(

      • $83030187

        I’m ashamed to say I’ve only played through VIII once.

        Damn it is a long game. .__.

        • HighBrowDrifter

          It is truly sad that this game was considered amongst the majority as……bad, for lack of a better term.

          Personally…I enjoyed VIII far more than VII. Both are exceptionally excellent games and were way ahead of their time….but there is something about VIII that simply enticed me more than any other… I don’t know.

          P.s: Has anyone ever read this? Quite interesting I must say

          http://squallsdead.com/

          • Azuardo

            Ha yeah, I remember that theory. Pretty interesting and seems kinda plausible tbh. I don’t think it’s true at all, but it seems to fit very well.

            • HighBrowDrifter

              I would have preferred the theory where he died, simply due to the fact that this would explain a lot of the events to follow after the parade…..the aliens and what not.

              • new_tradition

                They never did explain how he didn’t have a wound from that ice stake attack >_>

                • HighBrowDrifter

                  I remember one of the German gaming sites back in 2001 asked Kazushige Nojima and Yoshinori Kitase regarding the plot of Final Fantasy VIII and their choices in developing the characters.

                  I believe it was Kitase who said “That is up to you”….so in a way they pulled an Inception on us.

            • $83030187

              It’s not interesting, it’s downright miserable. x__x

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

          To be fair, it was four discs long, lol.

      • new_tradition

        I’m a little more partial to the Dissidia arrangement, but yeah, good stuff.

        My only real beef with FFVIII was that while it was wildly acclaimed for it’s romance centric story, I HATED the romantic progression between Squall and Rinoa.

        I just…I thought it as terribly paced. And it didn’t help that I came to really dislike Rinoa >_>

        (I love Squall though. He comes off as a jerk, but he’s a good boy :3)

        • HighBrowDrifter

          I didn’t like Rinoa either. First she doesn’t like him, then she does? And her reasoning for liking Squall was simply absurd…you deserve better Squall.

          I do understand they wanted VIII to be more Anime-esque….but that whole love triangle got on my nerves too, but perhaps one of the reasons why I liked it so much….everything was hectic and bizarre.

          And Squall…I thought he was a interesting type of character. IMO, he wasn’t depressed or “emo” (<- dumbest term ever conceived)…..but rather introvert amongst a group of livelier personalities.

          • new_tradition

            There’s that, and then the fact Squall realized his feelings for Rinoa WHEN SHE’S IN A COMA

            I mean, c’mon >_>

            I could understand him wanting to be left alone at times (and the game does explain this to some extent). But he comes through when he has too, especially on the emotional level for the gamers (he was relieved when Selphie and co were still alive, so yeah xD)

            • HighBrowDrifter

              Lol, completely forgot that scene….yeah, that was somewhat idiotic.

              Anyone would have been a better love interest. I would have even preferred Quistis as opposed to Rinoa….or they could have just dropped in Tifa unannounced! Hah!

              • new_tradition

                *coughs* Dissidia brought out the crazy shipper side I never knew I had O_O

                Along with Squall/Tifa, I made sure almost everyone had a turn with everyone else.

                I mean, I loved all the yaoi stuff due to Terra being the only girl on the Cosmos side, but I’m glad they threw in some more girls in 012, lol.

                (though granted Lightning/Yuna/Tifa became my fave trio regardless xD)

                • HighBrowDrifter

                  Hah, I know how you feel….it almost became obsessive (>.<)

                  Loved using the tournament feature….I would pair up Squall with Tifa, and go ballistic on Cloud and Lightning!

                  Squall's rapid Beat Fang attack, combined with his Blasting Zone were INSTA-KILL!

                  2nd round, I would use Tifa with her Falcon Dive and finish the opponent off with Burning Arrow….GLORIOUS!

                  I also wish they would have added more female characters. The lack of female fighters was saddening. Having characters like Beatrix from FF IX or Quistis from VIII would have been nice.

                  I beg of Square Kleenex to make a 3rd installment on the Vita + PS4, including Noctis and his gang, maybe even Kingdom Hearts and TWEWY characters!

  • bloodiOS

    I went to Barnes & Noble the other day, happened to stumble upon and read through the first volume of From The New World (Shin Sekai Yori). I enjoyed reading it so much, I went home to search for the anime counterpart of it right the way. After going through the first few episodes, I find myself personally liking the character design of the manga version more since it’s sexier and naughtier, as opposed to the shoujo-manga-like character design of the anime version. That said, I think the anime is better due to the fact that it managed to create a much eerier atmosphere. Anyway, since I’m just a few episodes in I can’t say for sure but I personally believe that it’s a good show, definitely worth checking out.

    • new_tradition

      I saw a screenshot of two guys kissing with the anime as a tag, but when I googled the title, all I see are girls…I don’t understand what this show is about xD

  • $83030187

    Now that I’m all nostalgic and looking up old Final Fantasy tracks on YouTube, I can’t help but wonder.

    Do you think Square Enix will finish the story of Final Fantasy VII?

    • new_tradition

      I dunno…It’s been so long since Crisis Core came out, and DoC was the furthest thing in the timeline that ends with a cliffhanger that actually came out before CC.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if they retconned DoC, and if/when they release a FFVII remake, they’ll extend it to include a new epilog segment that takes place after AC/C did or something…

      EDIT: Owait, that one anime OVA with Denzel actually took place a year after DoC, but it makes no mention of any events that happened since that game. Hrmm…

      • $83030187

        I’d rather have a straight Final Fantasy VII-2 that concluded the story and dealt with Genesis than a remake of the original.

        Final Fantasy VII is perfect the way it is now, and I don’t want any changes. Except a mobile port come at me bros

        • HighBrowDrifter

          If that includes the Vita, you got yourself a deal sir!

        • new_tradition

          I agree. Mobile is a distinct possibility. Heck, they could release it PS Vita and then later port it to mobile so it’s win-win for everyone, I think.

          I’m just worried people are gonna expect a console remake on par with FFXV or something. It would be awesome, but I just don’t see SE putting in so many resources for a remake. I’d rather they made a new FF game then.

          • $83030187

            The biggest reason I’m against a full-blown remake is because I believe they’d have to change things or it would get an M rating.

            A true sequel to Final Fantasy VII would be magnitudes better than a remake, and it would interest people who have long since moved on from Final Fantasy games.

            • new_tradition

              …Are you me? This is exactly what I think O_o

              That whole Wall Market segment would have to be trashed or censored to hell and back for the game to get a T-rating. Plus Barret’s and Cid’s dialog would just not be possible. It was okay with those @#$$%@ inserted everywhere, but unless SE releases the game without vocal audio, it’s not possible xD

              Could SE release a hypothetical remake without voice acting and not get backlash? Hrmmm…

              But yeah, a sequel game would be juuuust fine with me xD

              • $83030187

                Which would be a shame, since Crisis Core, Advent Children and Dirge of Cerberus all had VA. A full-blown remake with no VA would be a mistake.

                A sequel just makes so much sense. I believe it would completely revive the JRPG genre.

                I could just imagine it. At E3 one year at Sony’s conference, the lights go down and this starts playing.

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIqKWLkm2-g

                I can not imagine a single announcement that could possibly be bigger. Even Half-Life 3 would take backseat to a new Final Fantasy VII entry.

                • new_tradition

                  Even so, I can already imagine the cries of anguish when people find out it’s not a remake.

                  Maybe if they gently ease out some press release months before like “FF sequel in the works”.

                  There would still be rage, but when the FFVII sequel announces, it won’t be as terrible as just an out of the blue announcement that might fool people into thinking it’s a remake or something xD

                  • $83030187

                    I can not imagine why anyone would want a remake over a true sequel.

                    I mean, how else will Cloud finally confess his true feelings to Tifa?

                    #hatersgonnahate

                    • new_tradition

                      Haha, I kind of thought they paired off by the end of FFVII (I remember some interviews and/or novellas bits during AC’s release about them sharing the same room or something, implying much :3)

                      I’m a little more interested in seeing Zack/Aertih scenes. They were lovey-dovey in CC, but except for saying bye to Cloud and leaving together, there’s not much. I don’t like being teased >3>

                    • LordKaiser

                      In AC credits Cloud ask Tifa if she is free so they can hang out. It’s subtle but is as far as it goes.

                    • Budgiecat

                      They coulda done that in Advent Children

                      It woulda been cool to see Tifa on the back of Clouds bike in the end credits but oh well….

                • Budgiecat

                  I dont see a sequel happening. They were really stretching the story out with AC and DoC

          • Elvick

            They would though for FFVII. It would be a huge industry event.

            Just like if Nintendo had actually put in effort to remake Ocarina of Time, instead of a ‘meh’ port with minor changes.

            • AdamBoy64

              I think they will remake Ocarina of Time at some point. I feel it’ll be a bit bittersweet when they do, nearly as if they’re holding on to it at the moment knowing it’ll be a huge seller.

              Like it’d be Nintendo coming to accept that a remake of an old game will be better than anything new they can make. That’s just my opinion – and perhaps me being slightly negative, too.

              Anyhow, the 3DS port is definitely not what it could have been – but the more I see footage of it the more my opinion changes. I’ve got it but haven’t yet played it – but I want to mainly for the Master Quest mode. I wish more of the 3D Zelda’s had a Master Quest mode.

              • Elvick

                It’s nice to have OoT portable, and if you go in with that in mind it’s fine.

                But as a general ‘remake’ it’s not a good one IMO, but it is nice that the iron boots are an item now. Makes things a lot better.

        • PrinceHeir

          wow i can’t believe someone still remembers the secret ending of Dirge of Cerberus :D

          i actually wanted a continuation of that. why did Genesis came back? i read in the Omega guide that Genesis didn’t came back for revenge, but to protect something else.

          and what is that? the lifestream?

          really want to see the continuation of that. unfortunately they would have to contact Gackt himself(since they used his personality, face and voice) and since he’s busy nowadays i don’t know how will that work.

        • MosquitoLemon

          I don’t really want an FFVII sequel, but I agree FFVII is as good as it’s going to get.

  • Pyrofrost

    This wasn’t the greatest anime, but I enjoyed it and I really liked this song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a0U70lb1BM

    • new_tradition

      I don’t think I ever finished reading or watching Saiyuki…

      My interest is rekindled.

  • Kobracon

    Ah that Persona Livestream was prolly the most exciting and hilarious thing I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing. Bravo Atlus, you trolled us all. I will now proceed to anxiously await every game that was announced (Yes, EVERY game)

  • shogunknight

    Oh Dear, Paul Walker: Actor in the Fast and Furious Movies has passed away (tragic car accident). May his soul rest in peace

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/12/01/paul-walker-dies-at-40

    https://www.facebook.com/PaulWalker

    • GhostNomad

      Condolences to his loved ones. The Fast and the Furious sparked my love for cars so I always thought Paul was a cool dude.

    • Kobracon

      Wow that sucks….and tragically ironic….

    • Gariya

      May his soul rest in peace.

      Fast & Furious wouldn’t be the same without him.

    • DarthBrian

      Terrible news. :(

    • kirby755

      This is sad news, RIP Paul. You were always awesome.

    • Budgiecat

      Whaaaaaaaaat?????

      Just ruined my night…… : (

    • Gigus

      Wow………. thats…. wow. Condolences to the family and friends.

    • bloodiOS

      Damn, that sucks, I was looking forward to what he would do in Fast & Furious 7

    • Sevyne

      Really terrible news…

    • Elvick

      ):

      He was my celeb crush.

      RIP

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I heard about this earlier. Terrible news. I’ve always liked Paul and I’m a fan of his movies. Rip…

    • 罪罰

      He went too fast.

      • shogunknight

        >.>

      • KingNigma

        I’d add to the joke but no so all I’m gonna say is wasn’t he the passenger?

    • ayb_91

      The fast and furious series won’t stop trust me. Money talks after all. RIP pal.

  • Ace

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • $83030187

    Now that I’m in the mood for older JRPGs, I have to wonder, is there a bigger waste of potential than the PSOne Classics and PS2 Classics on PSN?

    Sure, there are some great games up, but there are so many missing that it’s pathetic.

    • Budgiecat

      Maybe its a conspiracy for Gaikai lol

    • Elvick

      Licensing.

      Look it up.

    • MosquitoLemon

      Lack of Suikoden II on US PSN is super sad.

  • Budgiecat

    Wow I dont watch a lot of TV these days but it seems they’re pumping the hell out of these XBox One commercials.

    Though I am seeing a lot of Killzone ads…

    Also if you don’t pay attention; Microsoft sorta words the multiplats like they are exclusives lol

    • GhostNomad

      Unfair representation in commercials when you’re trying to sell your product over a competitor’s?! I never would’ve guessed. Especially not from the people who throw around unholy amounts of money to make the competition get games/DLC late.

      • Elvick

        You’d think MS would have stopped, given that they Xbox branch has been eating away their money. It’s clearly the way they handle everything. They spend way too much money buying useless shit and paying for advertising.

        Which in the long run hasn’t done shit for them.

    • AdamBoy64

      I’ve seen over here that Microsoft advertise the X1 quite a lot.
      Don’t think I’ve seen any advertisements for the PS4 yet.

      On the flipside, for buying them, the wait for a PS4 is March-April next year at the earliest. You can just walk in and pick up an X1 whenever you’d like.

      I wonder how this will translate into sales.

      • SuperLuigi

        Where the heck can ya just walk in and get an xb1? I’ve tried several places where I live and they are sold out.

        • AdamBoy64

          Ah I see. I’d say we’re in a different country.
          I’m over in Australia.

          Microsoft’s been fairly aggressive with us over here. Like they’re advertising quite a bit. Compared to Sony, who isn’t advertising at all.

          Also, Microsoft have been able to keep their console in stock. Because they can and Sony can’t, they’re going to end up with a lot of sales over the Christmas period.

          It’s pretty interesting to watch it all unfold.

    • Elvick

      I saw them “sponsor” Fox shows, with the Xbone overlay on screen with the show in the screen then an actor saying ‘Xbox watch TV’ and the show starts.

    • McPoo

      Where I am it seems pretty 50-50. Although the Sony ones are split between PS4 and Vita.

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

    Working on the platinum for Fairy Fencer F, just found out I can stack the fury swords

    • Pyrofrost

      Isn’t this the game with T2 on the art?

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

        Not sure what T2 is but Tsunako did the art

        • Pyrofrost

          Ah, I was thinking Exstetra, my mistake.

          T2 is Tony Taka, he does an assortment of stuff like select games in the Shining Series, Eroge, and Dojinshi, and etc.

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

    Congrats, Elvick, heh.

    • Pyrofrost

      I’m envious, I only have two. So sad. ;-;

      Edit: Make that one, as one of them had been deleted /wrists

    • Elvick

      BOW TO ME~

      That’s what happens when an Open Forum comes out and I don’t check it right away!

    • DarkLegacy

      Lol. You have 37 notifications

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

        It was a rough day XD

        • DarkLegacy

          I get 20 notifications and ignore them because there are a lot that I don’t want to reply to when there is a lot

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

            There are some I ignore, especially when I feel like the person is just beating a dead horse by continuing to reply, but I do try to get back to most of them.

            • DarkLegacy

              I answer to some of my replies but not all of them because there are too many that I can’t reply too, so I can give them an upvote when I don’t reply to them

      • Nice Boat

        That’s nothing. I always have 55 notifications(It’s just at first I didn’t know how it worked so I never saw them.)

        • DarkLegacy

          Normally I get up to 20 notifications, but I ignore some of them

          • Nice Boat

            The thing is that right now I have 55 notifications. I can’t delete them because it would mean loading more and more comments.

            • DarkLegacy

              I had 20 just 2 hours ago and I kept scrolling down so that they would go. Mainly when I get 20 notifications, it then tells me I have 15 notifications so I always scroll down and I check who replied so that the number goes away

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I had complaints about the naked/half naked picture of ladies posted in here. I removed them.

    Let’s not post flat out nude stuff in the open forum anymore. Please. Thanks.

    What about sexy pictures? etc. We don’t really have any rules against posting them. I think keeping the actual content somewhere around safe for work should be fine. Sorry if this ruined the fun.

    • Pyrofrost

      My apologies, I kept my posts non-nude due to this being a site without age restrictions; but I wouldn’t exactly say my posts were ‘safe for work’ either. I will keep in mind what you said in the future though.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        It’s no problem. I’m not calling out anyone or trying to say they did anything wrong. It’s more my fault than anyone’s. We haven’t really discussed it before. Nothing in the guidelines about it, etc.

        If Disqus had a spoiler tag system I doubt anyone would have really complained. It doesn’t, so I have to try and keep everyone in the community happy.

        Thanks for understanding though.

        • Pyrofrost

          You’re welcome, and it’s really not a problem.

          If I were in your shoes, I would have done the same thing. No so much due to the offensiveness; as it is due to what we were posting being boarder line, on a site that is frequented by minors.
          Looking back, I should have thought about it; as this place needs to be safe in the eyes of the law.

        • DarkLegacy

          Wait, if I posted a sexy picture(with it not being naked) on here, would my comment be deleted? Just asking lol

          • Pyrofrost

            What was deleted were gifs of girls teasing coming out of their cloths. Not actually doing it, but damn near it. Basically a step between clothed sexy girls and nudes. Which could, by some, be considered too far, even though they were not nude.

            I’m sure simply posting a picture of a sexy girl would not take things too far, as this site features games that have scantly clad sexy women in both pictures and video.

            We basically learned where the line was with this today.

            With that said, I do hope it doesn’t lead to Sal’s articles being censored, or screen shots and trailers being held back, due to there being scantly clad women; since people now know they can have posts of pictures they don’t want to see deleted, simply by stating that they are offended by it.

            I’m not calling out anyone and I feel Zero did his job correctly; but I am saying this could easily go out of control, if things start being governed based on peoples sensitivities.

            • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

              I don’t foresee anything being censored. When you load up a video, or click the gallery for one of the news posts on Gematsu, you have an idea of what to expect for the most part.

              That’s not really the case with the open forum. It’s more random.

              Anyways, don’t worry about things getting out of control. I’m watching over this, everything is going to be fine

              • Pyrofrost

                I trust you Zero.
                Like I said, I think you do a good job. I would have done the same thing you did here with this. I do understand.

    • Rezar

      I hope the Open Forums don’t spiral out of control like it did the other day. Comments over the past month or so have been crazy with locking threads over certain things and I think the last thing anyone wants here is for an Open Forum to be gone.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        No worries. Open forum is here to stay.

  • ayb_91

    552 comments !? Wow *_*

    And who would put some nude pics here !? Morons these days …

    • EX+

      Nude pics?! Where?! Lol

      • ayb_91

        Lol. The one with a nickname of Zero mentioned it below. The admin guy or whatever he is. He spent a significant amount of time to delete them xD. Good admin though.

      • Pyrofrost

        Nudes were not posted, it was stuff that got pretty damn close though.

        • Gigus

          Don’t worry. Theres no need to clarify what happened earlier. Zero took care of it and we should just move on already. I don’t want the open forum getting locked XD.

          • Pyrofrost

            Yeah, I agree. We don’t need that happening again. It could lead to us permanently losing the open forum.

            • Gigus

              Good! I know it that ayb_91 said something that was a little uncalled for but this is the internet. We really shouldn’t take things too seriously here. So lets just move on and enjoy what we love doing here. Which is GAMES GAMES GEAMS!

      • Gigus

        Its gone already. I blame @gematsu-88cf91a1aef212f3c2cd12406983427d:disqus s/he started the Adam Meadows thing again and Mcpoo keeps denying my robot love.

    • Pyrofrost

      If you weren’t here, don’t tell an outright lie.

      • ayb_91

        I know I was not here, but the admin himself said it. Are you really that blind, drama queen? I do pity you. Good luck with the rest of your life.

        • Pyrofrost

          Ok, so telling someone that they shouldn’t lie is being a drama queen, I will be sure to keep that in mind.

          Do you come back to every retort with name calling as well? You must be really fun.

          My point is, there is no reason for you to comment with name calling when you have no idea what happened. If it were not for that, I honestly wouldn’t have bothered responding and would have left you alone.

          • ayb_91

            It was just a comment. C O M M E N T. Was my comment harmful to anyone? No? Yeah I know that.

            Yeah I’m full of fun. I really thank god for that. And would you be nice and tell me what happened? Oh wait, the only thing that happened was posting nude pics all over the place. I didn’t use Einstein’s equations or anything to figure that out. I simply, read what it is written. No need to be so dramatic about it. xD

            Thank you. Come again.

            • Gigus

              Don’t start stuff. Its water under bridge already and calling people you don’t know “morons” doesn’t help. Theres no need to make the mod’s job harder than it already is.

              @ShinkuTachi:disqus Just let it go and move on

              • ayb_91

                :|

                • Pyrofrost

                  I do hope you can accept my sincerest apology for earlier. I was very tired, up for over 36 hours working on a paper, and your comment rubbed me the wrong way more than it usually would have. I’ve had some sleep though, and I now feel much much better.

                  Anyway, do reply please and let me know if we can move on together.

                  Thank you.

                  • ayb_91

                    Oh, it is OK. Thanks for your concern, really. I was kind of harsh to you. Sorry.

                    36 hrs with no sleep? Are you kidding me? Ugh, I would have died many times if I were you xD. Don’t miss the bed times ever. Take care friend.

                    Thanks again.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      You’re quite welcome, and thank you for understanding ^_^

                      Luckily I only have to do the source pages now, and edit the paper itself. xD

                    • ayb_91

                      Lol. Best of luck friend ^_^

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I don’t think you meant any harm, but no need for name calling. It’s like I said in my post below. We haven’t sent any rules or even discussed what is okay to post image wise.

      I believe there was only one image with flat out nudity, but the others were pretty close, like ShinkuTachi said.

      That’s pretty much it. I just wanted to clarify. Now then, let’s all be friends and enjoy the open forum. =)

      • ayb_91

        Yeah. Thank you for your understanding.

  • EX+

    Our fellow Gematsuian Redichi asked Geoff Keighley if FF15 would appear at the VGX. Keighley answered with: ‘Not aware of any final fantasy news at VGX’
    https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/406916851995009025
    Not that surprising, but Jump Festa is gonna be for the good stuff.

    • ayb_91

      See? That’s why I keep telling not to keep your hopes too high. Sad info btw :(

      • EX+

        Oh, I never thought the VGX would be the place for Final Fantasy XV, or any JRPG for that matter.
        Some guy even asked if Persona 5 was gonna make an appearance. Again, nothing on that game.

        • DarkLegacy

          Hopefully we see XV at Jump Festa. And that is gonna be good stuff at Jump Festa

        • Elvick

          Final Fantasy could be there. It would make sense, it’s the only mainstream 3rd party JRPG. The other JRPG being Pokemon, but that would definitely never be there.

          • Gigus

            But dudebro! I don’t wanna watch dewrito king :(. I kid, I kid.

  • EX+

    The new Tales site is about 3 games away from TOX2. After that, we’ll most likely get a reveal. I think we’ll only get in-depth coverage of the game at Jump Festa.

    • Gariya

      I’m so hyped. Tales is the most consistent JRPG franchise this generation.

      No offense to FF, by the way.

      • EX+

        No, I agree. I can’t wait for FFXV, but Tales has definitely outclassed FF this gen.

  • EX+

    So far there is only one game that is confirmed to be at Jump Festa.
    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm: Revolution.
    Looking at the map, Konami is going to have their own stage/panel.
    As for Final Fantasy XV… we have 2 possibilities.
    – We see it at Jump Festa.
    – We see it at Square Enix’s conference in January.
    I’d honestly be open to seeing the game at SE’S January conference, but it needs to be a lot of coverage.
    Showing off the game in the Luminous Engine, unedited gameplay, maybe a launch window.
    Kinda like how they did it with LR this year.
    As for KH3… it MIGHT show up at E3 2014 and even that might not happen.

    • shogunknight

      When is the event?

      • EX+

        Jump Festa? Well, that’s on December 21st-22nd. As for SE’s conference, it’s usually around January 5th-9th.

    • $83030187

      I could see another trailer at SE’s event in January, and then a big blowout at E3 with a release window, maybe an exact date.

      • EX+

        That’s very plausible.
        I at least want to see a new trailer at either SE’s event or Jump Festa.

        • $83030187

          Hopefully they show something soonish. People have been waiting since 2006.

          In addition to a new trailer, I’d really like to get an idea of how far along the game is. I’m still thinking 2015, but given SE, I wouldn’t be surprised if it takes longer.

          • EX+

            I think 2015 as well.

    • Martian Wong

      Is SE January a yearly thing?

    • Elvick

      I saw we’ll have at least 3 more “Please be excited” announcements before FFXV comes out.

  • MosquitoLemon

    I traded in most of my games this week (it’s just a lot of stuff that I don’t ever see having the time to play) and took store credit so that I’d have more than 8 dollars, hahaa.

    So with all that, I got a prepaid eshop card for Senran Kagura (which I actually DO have time to play, because each stage is like 5 minutes max). It is a pretty fun game, and I hope its moderate success inspires someone to import other brawlers to the US (like the Renegade remake!!!)

  • Nightcore34

    Any news on lightning returns 13 NA and European release date? Also any ideas on tales of Xillia 2 release date?

    • Azuardo

      LRFF13 – Feb 11th (NA), 13th (Aus), 14th (EU).

      Xillia – No dates, except 2014.

      • Nightcore34

        Oh right, thanks for that, LRFF13 is closer than I expected, I thought sometime around march to may.

  • CirnoTheStrongest

    Who out there is actually positive about the so-called “moe trash” that has been releasing lately? I, for one, have been really happy with it! I’m not gonna say I enjoyed every game that fell under the moe category, but they certainly have taken more of my money than the games that get praised so much by the moe haters, like Last Story or Xenoblade.

    I’d much sooner be grabbing myself a copy of Mugen Souls (btb, you can turn off the hotsprings scenes anyway. You never have to experience them even in the JP versions) or Atelier Meruru than either of those two games.

    Really looking forward to the localization of Mugen Souls Z and Sorcery Saga! In other news, really hoping that the new Madoka vita game can get localized too, as that looks positively amazing! Also hoping that Age of the Amazoness can see a Western release. It’d be nice if Gust started actually revealing some more details about Chronos Materia, as that game hasn’t had any info since July…Super curious about whatever IF has up their sleeve with the next Galapagos entry! And then there’s the GuP game, and the Fate//Illya game, and so many great games on their way!

    And on a rather different path, there’s moe anime, which has been positively stellar! Really enjoying Non Non Biyori right now! It might just kick KinMoza off of the Anime of the Year position I have it in now! Though, at the moment KinMoza’s keeping that position. The Slice of Moe Life genre has really seen a rise in quality lately. Can’t wait to see what else is in store for the future!

    • Gigus

      I’m clearly confused on what this “moe” stuff is you speak of XD. Enlighten me :P

      • Pyrofrost

        See this:
        http://japaneseliterature.wordpress.com/2011/08/28/what-is-moe/

        And almost every game localized by NISA to the PS3; or rather, all the games they localized that Idea Factory or Compile Heart had something to do with.

        • Gigus

          So me liking any NISA game is bad? :( but disgaea is so funny and endless level grinding is so addictive.

          • Pyrofrost

            I didn’t say that, I simply pointed out what the moe stuff was since you asked.

            • Gigus

              Whoops my bad XD.

              • Pyrofrost

                No problem, just sharing information.

                I personally don’t like the stuff, but I have nothing against people for liking something I don’t like. ^_^

                • Gigus

                  I just wished they wouldn’t over do it with the risqué factor in this “moe” stuff….. Then again I think thats what makes it “moe”. Oh well. I’ll just keep cringing if they keep doing it. I still think Disgaea is doing a good job on keeping it too a minimum. I maybe wrong though XD.

                  • Pyrofrost

                    From what I’ve seen, though I haven’t played much Disgaea. The moe-factor isn’t so glaring, though as I said, I wouldn’t really know.

                    The main thing keeping me out of that game specifically is the type of game it actually is, in gameplay.

                    • Gigus

                      aww not a strategic turn based rpg type huh. Well like the saying goes, “To each their own” :).

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Pretty much, I’m more into traditional JRPGs; or rather the type. Whether it’s turnbased, dungeon crawler, or action type doesn’t bother me.

                      I’m really just not a fan of strategy type, they put me to sleep

      • $83030187
        • Gigus

          XD lol you can’t hate the person for what they like. So me liking games like disgaea is bad? :(

          • shogunknight

            I am a huge disgaea fan, love makai series and zettai hero series. Usually spend hundreds of hours on them. Whats the longest time you spent on any one of them, disgaea 1 for me was 820 hours

            • Gigus

              Oh mai gawd, I haven’t even beat disgaea one yet XD. I’ve been so stuck on the level grinding lol. Right now I’m planning to just continue the story.

              I’ve already started disgea 3 absence of justice and I can not stop laughing at the dialog. Lord Mao is so fucking hilariously awesome! I’m planning to do a t-shirt design based on disgaea.

              Anyways, I think I’ve logged in at least a 100hrs only on level grinding on both d1 and d3. I do plan to log in more hours and finish the story only as I’ve noticed that I don’t need to reach lvl999. I just wanna fly through my enemies like majestic butterfly.

              • shogunknight

                Yeah, you dont really need to reach lv999 to be really strong. You can just transmigrate as much as you want. Some stages are even made specifically to level up real fast. My problem in disgaea is usually the item world, so much levels. Its one of the reasons i prefer playing on the vita, you can easily suspend and take it around with you to continue from where you stop. And those Geo Panels, damn….i need to get disgaea 4 and D2 should come to vita

                • Gigus

                  yeah for some reason I’d prefer playing disgaea on the vita for some reason. Can’t explain it though. Isn’t D4 getting ported to the vita?

                  • shogunknight

                    I hope so, theyve ported all previous disgaea series to the handhelds, so i guess we should be expecting it soon. The ones that ive not seen for quite a while is the makai series, they havent been localised

        • LordKaiser

          Moe personalities in action (The characters I hate the most on PSO2)

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsjwY4LlQZ4

          • $83030187

            I have no idea what is going on in that scene.

            Now I’m just bummed because Sega still hasn’t localized PSO2.

      • CirnoTheStrongest

        In a word: cute

    • $83030187

      You ruined JRPGs and anime. I hope you are happy.

      • Pyrofrost

        I knew that post wouldn’t last long without retort.

        • $83030187

          Moe is the cancer that is killing anime.

          Gone are the shows like Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo.

          Now we are stuck with incest and lolicons.

          • Pyrofrost

            I couldn’t help myself, but at least it’s christmas colors…amirite
            http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv283/DeeKayL/animations/1258753631051.gif

          • Gariya

            Space Dandy is airing next month.

            Anime is as diverse as ever now. “Moe” is nowhere near as diversity-killing as dudebro shooter/gritty/cinematic experience photorealistic AAA games to console gaming library in 7th gen.

            • MosquitoLemon

              I don’t think it’s so much about diversity-killing as it is, “Whereas before this game would have had normal sized characters with personalities ABC, it now must have little girls with personalities XYZ.”

              -by which I mean diversity is still there, but the packaging is all the same

          • MosquitoLemon

            Cowboy Bebop is my favorite anime, period, but I don’t think the absence of moe stuff would mean more shows like Cowboy Bebop. We’d probably just get mediocre stuff in other genres.

          • Gigus

            I wouldn’t consider it a cancer. Its just the running popularity of it. You are right though that we won’t see animes like Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo but I wouldn’t out right blame “moe”. I do find the child like anime style in risqué situations a bit bothersome.

            • $83030187

              It’s easier to sell shit to manbabies who fantasize about little girls than it is to create a good story with enduring characters.

              • Gigus

                Ooo…..kay…… *moving away b4 I piss you off* I’m just saying not all moe stuff ain’t that bad. One in particular (disgaea). Like the saying goes, “To each their own”. So theres no need for name calling XD.

                • $83030187

                  Etna is one of my all time favorite video game characters.

                  I wouldn’t hold Disgaea on the same level as the stuff IF and Compile Heart puts out. The Disgaea series has some of the best turn-based strategy gameplay, and the characters have more to them than AM I KAWAII DESU

                  • Gigus

                    lulz okay, I guess we’re on the same page now. Anyways, I’m off to see if The guided fate paradox is on sale. I cant believe I missed the collector’s edition -__-

          • Pyrofrost

            I will continue to remain optimistic that real JRPGs will be localized on the PS4 with the PS4 taking off; before NISA has the chance to infest it early on.

            • DesmaX

              Pff, Idea Factory is already working with the PS4.

              • Pyrofrost

                But on PS3, those games were popping out so damn fast -_-;

                • DesmaX

                  They have no common sense at all

      • Gariya

        By any chance, were you one of those people who wished for Persona 5 to have a college setting/older main cast?

        • $83030187

          No, I wanted it to stay in a high school setting.

          • Gariya

            Oh, okay.

            • $83030187

              High school offers it’s own unique set of challenges for the characters to deal with.

              Just because I’m not into moeblobs doesn’t mean I’m insecure about playing a game about teenagers.

        • Gigus

          is there a problem if I was one of those people who wanted it in juvi (delinquent) school?

          • Gariya

            Not at all. That’s cool actually.

            • Gigus

              Yeah I was kinda hoping for a much much darker tone with P5 when I saw the ball and chain.

        • Pyrofrost

          Younger ≠ moe
          Moe is a particular personality trait + younger.

          Take Elise from Xillia for example, or even Patty from Vesperia. I wouldn’t consider either of them moe.

          • Budgiecat

            moe is a personality disorder lol

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

            But Elise is all kinds of moe… How can you say that?

            ;w;

            EDIT: To be fair, I don’t always relate it to their personality, but looks too, lol.

            • Pyrofrost

              I just say that because Elise doesn’t have those annoying moe ticks that those girls considered moe have.

              So I always figured that it was more of a personality factor than the girl simply being young.

              You are welcome to clarify to enhance my understanding though.

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

                Well, age doesn’t really have to do with it. It’s just that younger girls in anime/manga/games/etc. tend to do cute things more than older girls or motherly figures. While it is generally more associated with a personality type, I also believe it can apply to a character’s looks because yeah… Some characters do look totally fucking moe :3

                Unless, of course, you’d rather me just address them as ‘kawaii’, but regardless of which term I use, the end result is same, lol. They’re still cute :p

                • Pyrofrost

                  Ah, I see what you mean then; and it makes a bit more sense to me.

                  I think the trouble that most people have is with how ambiguous the definition of moe seems. How little things can change how the meaning applies, if you know what I mean.
                  Thanks for further clarification though.

          • Gariya

            I know that very well.

            People who dislike “moe” tend to also dislike high school setting.

            • Pyrofrost

              I don’t care how old they are, it’s just the flood of that moe archetype character that puts me off. Combine that with the games being ridden with flaws from a technical aspect; and you have what I would call a diarrhea milkshake.

              Those games by Idea Factory and Compile Heart would probably be able to get away with a lot more if the gameplay was at least mediocre; and if they at least attempted to put a minuscule amount of heart into the writing and character development.

              All this, of course, is simply my opinion.

    • Gariya

      Me.

      Used to be kinda against them but I’ve broaden my taste. I’ve been really enjoying bishoujou anime for the last couple of years, whether it’s the harem anime adapted from light novels, or a fluffy lighthearted slice-of-life adapted from 4 koma. I really like bishoujou shows, they’re entertaining.

      Anyone who says “anime is nothing but moeshit now” or any other variation is probably still living in 2007-2009. There are lots of diversity in anime line-up every season now.

    • shogunknight

      I like them, when they are good. Never really cared how any rpg/anime character looked like as long as the game/anime was good. I doubt moe is going to kill any other type of anime/game. I sometimes think its just an easy way of 3d or anime modeling on 3ds and other platforms

    • MosquitoLemon

      If a game is good, it’s good. For example, Akiba’s Trip 2 is a great game despite being steeped in a culture that I’m not a huge fan of. They could have made it about My Little Pony for all I care, and it would still be awesome.

      edit – and Senran Kagura for that matter. And in many cases, it’s the moe stuff that is keeping these games alive – I know a bunch of people that would never touch Way of the Samurai, but they’ll play every Akiba’s Trip to death.

    • DesmaX

      eeeeeeh, the problem is that “moeglob” is used as a selling factor alone, in which is used to justify “mediocre” games.

      Take Idea Factory, for example, where all their games look like something even you can make on Unity 3D. No one would buy that if they haven’t got that factor.

      But, of course, if there isn’t too much, I don’t think it hurt the game at all. Guided Fate Paradox, for example, is a game where the girls members of your party are “moe stereotypes”, and they’re dressed in some kind of fetish clothes. But, in the end it didn’t throw fan-service at your face (Well, except that red haired chick…), and the game itself was pretty solid. I don’t have any problem with it

      • Pyrofrost

        This is along the lines of a discussion I was in earlier.

        In that I was stating how I believe the problem has less to do with setting, Japanese colloquialisms, fanservice, and anime; but more to do with overall quality.

        If you measure the overall quality of games churned out by IF and Compile Heart, in comparison to companies like Namco Bandai with Tales, Atlus, Monolithsoft, Level 5, or even tiny studios like Falcom. The difference is pretty steep.

      • $83030187

        One of my biggest beefs with Idea Factory titles is that they come off as so soulless.

        I would be able to accept the fanservice if the games didn’t come off as hollow husks.

        Stuff from Gust and NIS at least seem to be made with some heart.

        • Pyrofrost

          My thoughts exactly.

          Though I’m personally not a fan of the classic Atelier style, I more preferred Iris.

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

        Pretty much. It’s one of the reasons dungeon crawlers even sell any more these days. They realized their approach to make advancements to gameplay weren’t helping sales, so they just focused on artwork and music instead. Now, to be fair, Demon Gaze for Vita did actually bring something different to the table in terms of the same old dungeon crawling experience, so that was nice, but… Most of these games are just selling on their awesome artwork (generally used for the status menu, static images for conversations, and CG during important story scenes).

    • Budgiecat

      *Grabs giant axe*

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

        Here, you’ll need this too.

        *slams a helmet onto your head*

        • Budgiecat

          wheres mah loli shield

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

            You want to use a loli as a shield?!

            Give me back my helmet.

    • $18114340

      I think this sums up the debate nicely:

      http://www.tsurupeta.info/content/how-to-write-your-own-blog-post-on-moe-decadence

      My favorite part:

      The usual trick is to assert that the moe trend threatens not only anime quality itself, but the very fabric of anime production and consumption. In particular, the reader themself should feel concerned, because even they are caught in the maelstrom of moe decadence. For example, you could propose that moe, being inherently exploitive, is numbing “our” collective morals in the face of texts that promote the sexualization of minors. Or that the demise of elaborate story-telling in the moe genre is threatening “our” very ability to engage with more challenging works of fiction. And set out to “analyze” those concerning evolutions.

      Two points need to be stressed, though. The first is that, again, nobody expects you to substantiate those claims: vague and general assertions (“demise of elaborate story-telling”), problematic scare words (“exploitation”, “sexualization”) are quite welcome and will go unchallenged; there is no need to point to specific examples, or to bring up evidence that anything like the asserted “deep changes” is actually occurring, or to confront the forthcoming “analysis” to reality. The second point is that the use of the pronoun “we” here comeswith a huge implied wink: while the reader and the author are both grammatically involved, their superior savviness sets them apart from the unwashed masses, who are the one really affected.

      • $83030187

        Good lord, that shit is pretentious.

        Maybe some of us just want more Fullmetal Alchemist and less Infinite Stratos. Is it really that hard for some people to grasp?

        It’s kind of pathetic to have some kind of superiority complex over shit like this.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zJXi-FU7sA

        • LordKaiser

          Yup he exaggerated

        • DesmaX

          To be fair, if there was “less Infinite Stratos”, it would just change to something of the same caliber.

          A good story require a good writer, after all

          • $83030187

            I was just using it because it’s a harem anime. One guy for some reason ends up at an all-girl school and everyone wants to fuck him.

            I’d rather more anime try to tell a story, than just rely on shit like that in a sad attempt to move merchandise to lonely otaku.

            • DesmaX

              Exactly what I meant.

              If you’re uncapable of telling a good story, you have to do something else

              • $83030187

                I don’t know if it’s so much that these studios are unable to write a decent story, I think it’s because they know there is a market for stuff like that.

                Anime like that can move figures, body pillows and all kinds of merch.

                I don’t picture Space Dandy having a line of dakimakura.

                • DesmaX

                  In the end, it’s the same thing as blockbuster movies. They use famous brands and fill them with CGI. It’s a tactic to draw people attention to your product.

                  And, it doesn’t help that the hardcore otaku pay whatever outrageous price it’s put on the franchises merchandise, which makes these kinda animes profitable enough, even though they’re don’t appeal to a bigger market

                  • $83030187

                    And that’s why they decided they don’t need the west anymore.

                    Why put in the effort to make something a world-wide audience could enjoy, when you can pander to people who will spend outrageous amounts of money right there at home.

                    • DesmaX

                      Yeah, everything that’s japanese that tries to appeal to a bigger market is shit!

                      Damn you, Square-Enix

        • $18114340

          Lucky Star is quality stuff, and I’m sorry you dislike it enough to throw blanket generalizations across an entire stylistic genre in favor of your own personal preferences (laughingly characterized as if you’re part of some oppressed minority that wants social justice).

          Yes, and of course that’s not “pretentious” (i.e. acting under pretensions).

          • $83030187

            I’m not going to argue with you, because we both know I have a VERY short fuse and I’ll lose my temper, like the last time we got into a discussion.

            If you enjoy your moe nonsense, more power to you. No one will change my mind about it. It’s all trash to me.

            • $18114340

              Considering that you’ve gone as far as to open with such loaded language as “superiority complex”, “pathetic”, and “pretentious”, I’d say you’ve already lost your temper but whatever. It’s very clear that nothing will change your mind about this, but in that case I’m wondering why you’d enter a discussion about it in the first place.

              • $83030187

                Because in addition my hot temper, I’m also incredibly opinionated.

                It’s a dangerous combination that doesn’t always work out well for me.

          • DesmaX

            I dunno man, tried to watch the first episode, and they expend 10 minutes talking about how to eat a food.

            I gave up right after

            • $18114340

              If you don’t like it, that’s cool, but to blame it for everything wrong with the medium (which seems to be a popular thing to do these days) is irresponsible and ignorant as far as I’m concerned.

            • LordKaiser

              Yup slice of life genre… It’s like watching Daria.

              • DesmaX

                Or an Adam Sandler movie

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

                Hey Daria was cool! >__<
                So, my point is that for all of the moe debate, the truth is moe itself is just the current 'formula of choice' for anime makers wary of the bottom line. Just like Hollywood and the Summer Blockbuster/Romantic Comedy of the Year, they've decided their main money maker is moe, indeed, instead of 'show me the money', it's 'Show me the MOE!!!!'

                Ahem, yup, more bad puns, you can hate me for that one, I deserve it. ._.

                But yeah, it's not moe's fault that's it's so popular and widespread as a style/genre, ultimately the medium reflects the people, both those who create and those who watch/read/listen, it has no power in and of itself besides that which we imagine.

                • LordKaiser

                  Moe is about the personality. Not a genre or anything. TBH it’s meaning has changed a lot these days. It was used to describe vulnerable loli like female characters.

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

                    There’s some truth in that. I still consider it to mean the ‘super cutesy’ look (because that’s what I associate it with in my mind) but yeah, that vibe can also be portrayed in other ways I guess.

    • LordKaiser

      People want to see more seinen style games and anime and that’s all. We have too much harem comedy and slice of life anime these days being pumped out. Moe stereotypes are over saturating the markets of JRPGs and anime where you see girls dressed as maidens with abnormal personalities and a timid protagonist over and over again.

      • $18114340

        What defines “seinen style games and anime”? And what makes you think that there aren’t enough of them? Is it simply because moe is more prevalent that you’ve fallen under the assumption that there isn’t enough of the other?

        • LordKaiser

          Seinen = Anime for older people that have a serious plot and less absurdity. The art styles is also less chibi like.

          BTW Nihon Falcom fked the artwork of the Ys series. I hate the art direction of the new Celceta.

          Moe are stereotypes of abnormal personalities used. When you have 2 or 3 moe characters in anime it adds a bit of flavor but when they base everything around it.. It fails.

          Too many harem anime these days with a timid protagonist surrounded by abnormal girls no mater what the plot is.

          • $18114340

            I find it odd that you can place your personal definition of seinen at the opposite end of a duality with moe, when in fact the two definitions can and do overlap often.

            “Seinen” denotes a demographic of young men that are beyond teenage. And so it is more correctly used to represent an audience rather than a style.

            The mistake you make here is assuming that “anime for older people” will by necessity have more serious plotlines and less “absurdity” — a nebulous term for an ambiguous claim.

            For example, both Rozen Maiden and Humanity Has Declined are considered “Seinen” works — Jintai’s manga in particular is serialized in a seinen magazine, as are both Rozen Maiden series. However, both these series use colorful, dare I say it, “unrealistic” art styles, and they both deal with completely absurd plot lines that have little basis in reality.

            The point is, to present this as a diametrical opposition of “moe vs. seinen” is at best misguided, in my opinion. This is demonstrated by the fact that something like Ghost in the Shell and something like Rozen Maiden can both be considered “seinen” works, despite the two being so stylistically and thematically different.

            To imply that seinen works do not include “chibi art styles” or slice of life/harem archetypes is a bit ridiculous; even something like Potemayo is classified as seinen because of its demographic, not because of its subject matter.

            In fact, I’d go as far as to say that moe historically has roots in seinen works. Look no further than Kodomo no Jikan as an example.

            • LordKaiser

              Seinen, Shonen etc are audiences. Moe is a damn character stereotype that at least is less prevalent on seinen. Generally Moe are used with the chibi or loli story of art. They are more prevalent on comedic , slice of life and harem anime buy is gradually moving to other types.

              I want more different personalities and less carbon copy ones. It had reached a point where I can easily predict the plot.

              Anyway we are getting far away from the point I wanted to make.

              My point is we should get less of these characters:

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsjwY4LlQZ4

              Also the super shy girl that apologize for everything,

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

          I need to clean my mind of terrible puns, I kept reading that as ‘moe prevalent’, almost as bad as ‘I KANYE do it!’

          *sigh* Apologies. >_<

  • EX+

    So I was looking at the FF15 TGS trailer… the part where Ignis and Gladioulos are calling Noct looks better than the rest of the trailer… I’m betting the dropped some of it into the Luminous Engine?

    • $83030187

      Who and who? I didn’t even know the characters had names yet outside of the protagonist.

      • EX+

        Prompto- Blonde guy
        Gladioulos- Big guy
        Ignis- Glasses guy
        Cor- Old guy.

    • bloodiOS

      The whole game is powered by the LS, it’s just that some parts may look better than others, but I can’t really draw any conclusion without seeing the final product first.

      • EX+

        Nomura said the final game would look better as Visual Works needs to drop the real-time gameplay into the Luminous Engine. The E3 trailers were running on the current rendering tools.
        EDIT: When I say final game, I mean final build.

        • DarkLegacy

          “final game”

          I’m not sure if it is the final game, because we need the series to the game

          • Budgiecat

            final draft

          • EX+

            Sorry, I meant the final build of FF15.

            • DarkLegacy

              It was before when Noctis said in the E3 “The legend meets it’s match” that got me to think that it might be or not the final game, since we have yet to get the series to XV

        • bloodiOS

          Heh, I completely forgot that the Luminous Studio is still incomplete and they’re still only using part of it together with the game’s own engine. In any case, didn’t they say that it would be too late to wait for the engine itself to be completed? They obviously are going to move everything to LS eventually but we probably won’t be seeing that in this game. The final product will look better and more consistent in quality, but would probably be due to better optimization, not moving things to LS.

          • EX+

            They’re developing this game in tandem with the engine… check out this quote:
            ‘Using the same technique that was utilized for Agni’s Philosophy, the team at Visual Works will create the base for those cutscenes and then drop them into Luminous Engine to run in real time. Everything seen in the E3 trailer was made using the current rendering engine and tools, but will eventually be moved entirely to Luminous as XV and that engine are being developed in tandem.’
            So basically they’re developing the engine and the game at the same time and will drop the gameplay into it.

            • bloodiOS

              That’ll be nice but we shall see how far they can get when the game is released.

  • $83030187

    Less than an hour until a countdown ends on what may or may not be a teaser site for Fallout 4.

    http://thesurvivor2299.com

    Site has morse code stuff going on, so heads up if you click on it.

  • True Gamer

    Whats up ya’ll. I hope you all had a great thanksgiving and enjoyed family and friends. As for me, I had a great thanksgiving as well and the night ended with a spectacular event. Me and bro decided to wait three hours prior to gamestops midnight opening. In this regard, The gamestop in my area gave out 30 ps4’s and me and my bro were numbers 8 and 9 in line. I have to say that the Ps4 is an amazing system. we discovered how to digitally share our games (such as half and half payments) and we bought killzone shadow fall. I just got a chance to play it last night and I am at a lost for words. But now that the gaming and thanksgiving news is out of the way. I want to share my condolences for Paul Walker (Fast and Furious star).

  • EX+

    So, what do you guys want from Persona 5? More things to do during your time? An open city?

    • Nice Boat

      Having more impact on the social links. Maybe a character could obtain different results in a social link depending on what you say.

      • 罪罰

        MUTLIPLE ENDINGS
        CHAOS ROUTE
        LAW ROUTE
        WAIFU ROUTE
        HAREM
        TRUE ENDING

        • Nice Boat

          Add TRUE HAREM ENDING and it’s perfect.

          • $83030187

            And in traditional anime fashion, the protagonist still won’t get any poon.

        • 罪罰

          EX TRUE ENDING: “Unlimited Waifu Works”

        • new_tradition

          I want a Huzbando route, damn it.

          GIVE IT TO ME!

          (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

    • Martian Wong

      I really wan to find out the ultimate fate of P3’s blue haired boy. Did Elizabeth manage to save him?

      • EX+

        Yes, it would be nice to find some things out about him. Maybe, he could be saved. Persona 5 is about breaking from chains.

        • Martian Wong

          I agree. That is my impression when I saw those chains in P5. Altus needs to be careful with him and not ruin the story

    • Budgiecat

      Yes to all that and use Catherine graphics. Every scene voiced and animated no static 2D avatars or text bubbles

      • EX+

        Persona 5 is going to run on a new engine.
        It’ll most likely be a mix of Catherine’s graphics and Dancing all Night’s graphics. It’ll be interesting to see.

      • 罪罰

        MORE BUDGET!

    • 罪罰

      Basically.

    • DesmaX

      Multiple Normal Battle Themes
      Less Repetitive Battle System
      Dungeons with their own gimmicks
      Battle against other Persona users that are actually challenging

      • 罪罰

        MULTIPLE COMPOSERS

        MULTIPLE BATTLE THEMES

        MEGURO, TSUCHIYA & KODUKA
        ft. Lotus Juice

        • DesmaX

          Put Kitajoh in there too

    • shogunknight

      Im ok with an environment wide like Devil Summoner. I would have liked one of these:
      1. Other Party member(s) being from other schools (maybe 2/3 schools should be enough), this would probably facilitate the ability to make a school transfer to any of the other schools depending on your preference to your favorite party members persona trait. It could also help in making the game feel very wide.
      2. Make the protagonist graduate or enter university, probably giving a chance to meet with new characters or party members.
      Graphics: Im good with the graphics looking like persona 4, if i need anything new its probably going to be what @83084dc4a3889e192dccc1bdbaf1f57e:disqus says, Catherine graphics, Naruto UNS is also good but i think thats very demanding, Killer is Dead style would make it feel very dark.
      Music: Its Shoji Meguro!! nuff said
      The question i want to ask is, How would they activate their Personas??
      (Edit: Persona 3: Headshot, P4: Cutting Cards)

    • $83030187

      A robot character like Aigis from P3, but it’s Hatsune Miku.

      Just for the tears. (Well, for everyone else. I’m a Miku fanboy).

      • DesmaX

        And a Sonic Persona too

        That have Auto-Sukukaja

      • 罪罰

        I would totally fucking buy the shit out of that.

      • Pyrofrost

        I can’t believe I missed this post.

        I would seriously rage like I have never raged before. xD

    • new_tradition

      FMC :3

      I wanna bang all the dudes and brag about it to all my girl friends

      • EX+

        Lol. You’ll have to buy some protection though.

    • Nightcore34

      I’d like to actually connect with the MC it would be great if you had choices of what to say like in the others but those were voiced that way you could hear the emotion. Also to make it more realistic something like tales of xillia 1 where you could hear other people’s conversations.

    • Pyrofrost

      I honestly would like multiple cities, and basically real Japanese cities, like Yakuza. After giving that, then I would worry about them opening things up.

  • $83030187

    Idea time.

    Nintendo should buy Mistwalker.

    • Budgiecat

      I have a better idea

      Sakaguchi should let go of his Sony grudge

      • $83030187

        He has a grudge with Sony?

        • Budgiecat

          He had a grudge with Ken Kutaragi, former CEO of SCEJ/SCEA

          • Pyrofrost

            I remember SE being pissed with Sony because they released the PS2slim, shortly after SE released the Rose of the Zilart expansion for FFXI. Effectively fucking SE in the ass.

      • 罪罰

        I have an even better idea
        Sakaguchi should stop making mobile games

      • LordKaiser

        I fully agree as he practically suicide his games on a Microsoft platform.

        • Budgiecat

          He didn’t outright say it, but he kinda regretted it

          • Pyrofrost

            Yeah, the fall-out between Mistwalker and MS was not good. That’s for sure.

      • bloodiOS

        I hope to see a Mistwalker title on the PS4 now that crazy Ken is long gone and the system is incredibly easy to develop for.

        • Pyrofrost

          Agreed!

      • PrinceHeir

        i actually saw him on FB.

        i don’t think he has any sort of any grudge on Sony(maybe Kutaragi-san only?)

        PS4 is waaay different than the PS3 now, it’s more developer friendly now.

        you can check him out here

        https://www.facebook.com/hironobu.sakaguchi?fref=ts

        he seems to be enjoying in Hawaii nowadays ^^

        plus he turned 51 last week and i greeted him!!

        amazing guy! hope he makes his next game on PS4 or even the Wii U soon!!

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

      So THAT’S what your avatar is from :p

    • DarkLegacy

      Now I know where your avatar came from

    • 罪罰

      This is damn good.

    • Pyrofrost

      Welp, one mystery has been solved today :o

  • ShinGundam

    I need recommendation!

    I have an old modded PS2 but it causes a scratches on DVDs recently so any solution for this problem and what is the best PS2 model nowadays for JP imports?

    • Budgiecat

      Either get a JP PS2 slim or a PS2 slim with Swap Magic disc

      • 罪罰

        Based Swap Magic for churazy japaneso games.

      • ShinGundam

        Thanks.

        • LordKaiser

          Long time ago the DMS3 solderless version was the best option.

  • bloodiOS

    Hmm… hmm… hmm… guilt-tripping… guilt-tripping!

    • Charlottes Guardian

      This song brings back very sad memories T_T

      I had no idea what I was actually doing when I went into that room. I should have paid more attention to the details before I went in there and became a murderer :(

  • 罪罰

    Japanese makes da best shoegaze!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj7mFRu_hJg

    • http://www.di.fm Spicy Chicken

      #UPVOTINGONNAMEALONE

      Seriously though that was pretty cool. Not sure I’d call it the BEST shoegaze, but pretty cool, thanks! And that name… ^_^

  • Charlottes Guardian

    Geez, since when did the open forum discussions get so heated like this? :(

    Relax guys, we’re all family here!

    • $18114340

      I’m just having fun.

      • $83030187

        Bullshit.

        FIGHT ME!

        • McPoo

          Ok, but are we tucking our thumbs into our fists or not?

        • Budgiecat

          FIGHT ME NOW! FOR GLORY!

          • Omega_Shiro

            OH! nice dynasty warriors reference

      • Charlottes Guardian

        I didn’t mean anyone in particular xD lol

        It just seems rather….hostile in here. :3

    • Pyrofrost

      Heated?
      Did something happen?

      • Charlottes Guardian

        Nothing serious, just looking through the forum, things seemed a bit more aggressive than normal :3

        • Pyrofrost

          Yeah, I know tension can run a bit high at times. Mine can too. Something said at the wrong time can also be taken personally pretty easily.

          Hopefully though, in the end, everyone remembers that we are all here for the same thing. Because we love gaming; specifically, Japanese gaming ^_^

    • Luna Kazemaru

      lol just saw some of the post holy shit some of the people here are laughable

  • $83030187

    http://thesurvivor2299.com

    The teasing for Fallout 4 has gotten me more hyped than I have been in years.

    The site has been updated with some jumbled text that translates to

    “The Institute is sealed. They won’t help us. I’m heading to Black Row – TBNLS”

    And the updated morse code translates to –

    “Calling all stations, calling all stations, calling all stations. This is Overseer of Vault 119. Emergency. Unknown enemy. SOS SOS SOS. Vault 119. Quabbin. 7667. SOS SOS SOS. Vault 119. Quabbin. 7667. Enemy unkno-”

    I can’t hold all this hype.

    • 罪罰

      Hopefully Bethesda gets better writers for this one.

      • $83030187

        I’d hope so, but for me the writing isn’t as important as a fun world to explore with lots of things to find and do.

        Maybe once Bethesda has laid the groundwork for Fallout 4, Obsidian will make another entry like they did with New Vegas.

        • 罪罰

          I guess, it’s just the main plot, the stories and the dialogue is so meh most people just explore things. Not saying that’s bad but for the effort they put into these stories, books and mythology and nobody really cares, something must be wrong.

          Fallout at least has a stronger foundation.

          • $83030187

            I wasn’t aware that Fallout had books and things like that.

            I know The Elder Scrolls has a MASSIVE and incredibly detailed lore.

      • Budgiecat

        better graphics too. And learn to motion capture and product test…for bugs

  • bloodiOS

    I’ve been enjoying my time, leisurely watching anime after hooking my new PC to the PlayStation 3D Display. Watching fansubbed anime has never felt better prior to this =)

    • 罪罰

      did you watch boku no pico

      • bloodiOS

        That stuff only belongs on SD displays.

        • 罪罰

          I can lend you my 4K Blu-ray

          • 罪罰

            i-if you want..

          • bloodiOS

            What’s the point when the source’s native resolution is way below that?

            • 罪罰

              boku was made in 8k

              • bloodiOS

                Whoa, I can’t believe Boku no Pico is 8K… I can’t believe it because it isn’t true!

                • Pyrofrost

                  Psht….I have that shit in 12k :p

        • AdamBoy64

          That’s a Trinitron.
          Those things were the absolute ace of CRT’s.

          I still hear about them from time to time.

          • Pyrofrost

            Trinitrons were fucking beast, I have one of their CRT TVs as well.

            Unfortunately, the god-damn thing weighs over 300 pounds (literally) and I would have to hire someone to move and get rid of the damn thing :(

            • AdamBoy64

              Oh man. A Trinitron TV. Far out, that’d be nice.

              I’ve only ever seen their CRT Monitors, as in like PC Monitors.

              • Pyrofrost

                Yeah, it’s a good TV, except for the HDMI input going bad and only being 1080i

                It was so special to me because it was my first bigger TV, before that I didn’t have anything bigger than a 22 inch screen to game on.

                The Trinitron was 32, and the TV I am using now is a 42. I must say I’m happier with a 32 though, which is what I am moving back to.

                When looking at screens, I would say 27~32 is the sweet spot of console gaming imo.

                • AdamBoy64

                  Ok nice. It was a Trinitron with HD. Wow.
                  That must have been.. pretty pricey at the time.

                  Pretty much unmatchable quality of display though.

                  That’s fair enough about the screen size – you find the 32″ is better. I’m probably the exact opposite in preference – I’d use a 90″ if I could.

                  If it’s okay to ask, did you end up sticking with the Sony brand for TV? Just curious, no other reason.

                  • Pyrofrost

                    I stick with Sony and Samsung when it comes to TVs; in fact, my 32″ that I will be hooking up when my cables here is a Samsung.

                    I find the quality to be about equal between those two though.

                    Yeah, HD was still pretty expensive when I bought it. Damned thing hit me for about a grand. -_-;
                    Now a 32 inch with 1080p is less than $300. xD

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

        Thank you, based shota.

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

          Dammit… Now I want ice cream.

      • Budgiecat

        Thats like a moderated offense on Gamefaqs (along with Bible Black)

        • 罪罰

          hehe

  • bloodiOS

    I can’t view the comments in this thread:

    http://gematsu.com/2013/11/final-fantasy-x-x-2-hd-remaster-short-videos

    Anyone experiencing the same phenomenon?

    • PrinceHeir

      same thing as well!

    • Rezar

      Same here. I know some threads over the past month Zero has locked comments but I don’t think that thread ever went out of control.

      • bloodiOS

        Even comments in locked threads are viewable, but this one just keeps on loading. Must be a glitch…

        • Pyrofrost

          Same for me, constant loading.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        While it is a shame I have to lock comments period. I only temporarily lock them most of the time, I lock the old open forums to avoid confusion.

        The good thing is, typically, the comments are just fine after the temporary locking period is up. ^^

    • Pyrofrost

      I am experiencing that as well

      Hopefully Zero will have a look at this.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Mmm look at all those comments. So beautiful. Or that is what I would say if the comments loaded.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      It seems to be some kind of Disqus error.

  • bloodiOS

    Sitting here sipping coffee, I remember how way back then, the PS3 was supposed to have 2 Cells and no GPU. Man, that would have been freaking disastrous…

    • 罪罰

      ken kutaragi went into overdrive

      • AdamBoy64

        Lolz. Ken happened.

        He did some great things for Sony and the PlayStation brand, but it was his time to move on.

    • EX+

      You’re telling me.
      Getting rid of Kutaragi is one of the key factors as to why the PS4 is so good.
      Just like how booting Yoichi Wada was one of the best things SE have done for next gen.

      • bloodiOS

        We’re still not certain if Square Enix is getting any better though (if at all…)

        • Pyrofrost

          There is much optimism though, they have really been renewing fan confidence in their label since E3

          • Budgiecat

            Yeah…

            1.Make more mobile games
            2.Focus on Western online games
            3.I don’t even remember #3….

            • Pyrofrost

              I guess time will tell.

              This is something that we have to really be beyond the next couple of years to see the results of.

              • Budgiecat

                i just found out this week that S-E has owned Taito for some time. (They made a bunch of old Arcade games and Psychic Force). They made Gunslinger Stratos for S-E for arcade only and are relocated to just making mobile phone games now. What a waste…

      • $83030187

        Wada was at least a fan of Nier, and I’ve heard some scary things about the new guy they have running things.

        • Pyrofrost

          Oh, what kind of scary things?

          • $83030187

            That his plans for the company are to scale back on console development outside of a handful of major franchises and focus even more on mobile development.

            • Pyrofrost

              Ewww, I guess we will see then.

              I know that right now, SE is doing better than they have in a while. I guess we will see the direction they take this.

              Even with his position and his goals, decisions are still up to a board.

              • $83030187

                I’m just glad I’m not as invested in SE as so many around here seem to be.

                All these ups and downs and so much uncertainty. I’d be going crazy.

                • Pyrofrost

                  Yeah, it has especially been a roller-coaster ride with them over the past about 6~7 years.

                  I’m just glad that they are catching themselves, and they seem to have found a bit of that business humility.

                  Unfortunately, I don’t think Capcom will come out as lucky.

    • Pyrofrost

      Good morning/evening!
      I’m having a coffee too, what are you drinking?

      • bloodiOS

        Not sure… it’s something my grandmother concocted.

        • Pyrofrost

          Nice, I’m drinking some from Colombian myself :3

  • $83030187

    Top 5 most anticipated games for 2014?

    Drakengard 3
    Bayonetta 2
    The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt
    Dark Souls II
    Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2

    • new_tradition

      Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
      Tales of Xillia 2
      Bravely Default: Flying Fairy
      Kingdom Hearts 2.5 ReMIX
      Drakengard 3

    • Pyrofrost

      Bravely Default
      Bayonetta 2
      Ryu ga Gotoku: ishin
      Blazblue: Chonophantasma
      One Piece: Romance Dawn

    • DesmaX

      The Witch and the Hundred Knight
      Drakengard 3
      Trails in the Sky SC
      Tales of Xillia 2
      Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD

      • Pyrofrost

        Man, I forgot about XSeed’s Trails 2

        Have they reported on the success of Senran Kagura yet?

        • DesmaX

          I didn’t hear anything.

          You could ask them on their Facebook/Twitter page if you want. They normally answer questions people throw at them

          • Pyrofrost

            Not a bad idea, I love XSeed man.

            They are seriously the modern day Working Designs, except much much smarter business wise xD

        • Martian Wong

          I also want Flash in the sky to come over….

          • Pyrofrost

            Agreed. The Legend of Heroes games are truly amazing.

            I honestly can’t say that I have seen worlds so alive since Grandia.

    • Pyrofrost

      Damn it, there are WAY too many good games slated for 2014, that is seriously going to be a huge year for J-Gamers!

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      I… uhm… hmm… Bravely Default, Bayonetta 2, MK8, InFamous SS, something else. I just don’t know what all is coming out so this list is wrong, but eh.

      • Pyrofrost

        If you’re talking about Mortal Kombat, the last one was MK9 iirc.

        • Budgiecat

          theyre going to reboot each past version lol

          • Pyrofrost

            Well, if they reboot UMK3 and the Trilogy, sign me up :p

        • Sevyne

          He mean’s Mario Kart 8, but I made the same mistake at first glance too lol.

          • Pyrofrost

            Thanks for clearing that up for me man. I wouldn’t have considered that if it weren’t for you.

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

          Mario Kart 8.

          • Pyrofrost

            Yeah Sevyne corrected me on that.

            By habit, any time I see MK, Mortal Kombat is the thing that pops in mind.

            • Budgiecat

              MK is known more as an abbreviation for Mortal Kombat than Mario Kart methinks

    • Martian Wong

      Drakengard 3 and P5 is on my radar. I really want to find out how the background story of each sister will play into the story.

      • Budgiecat

        I’d like it more if you could play as the sisters and if you could control your teammates in battle like Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll / Dragon Age II etc…

        • Pyrofrost

          Oh man, Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll, I really like that game.

          • Budgiecat

            I got stuck in an Ice cave. Wouldn’t let me progress further. I think the ground was supposed to give way or something it never did…

      • Pyrofrost

        I bought 1 and 2 pretty recently new; I’m holding on to them and plan to do a run though them all once we get near the release date.

    • AdamBoy64

      I couldn’t list 5 of them at the moment, but I’m sure they’ll come.

      I’d say Tales of Xillia 2, and Tales of Symphonia Chronicles.

      Also interested to see how Mario Kart 8 turns out. MK Wii was pretty disappointing.

      • Pyrofrost

        Xillia 2 is lots of fun; just try not to get overwhelmed by the grind. It’s not as bad as it seems, unless you intend to plat the game.

        • AdamBoy64

          Sweet. That’s all sounding pretty good.

          I have Graces F and Xillia in the Tales list before it, so it’ll probably be a while before I get to it.

          But yeah, I’m one of those who don’t pay much attention to trophies.

          • Pyrofrost

            That’s good, I think you will be able to thoroughly enjoy the game then. They connect the stories of the two quite well :3

  • Pyrofrost

    Oh shit, over 800 mother fucking comments.
    We will be able to hit over 1000 easy.

    GO GO GO GO PEOPLE!

    • DarkLegacy

      I’d hope that these comments hit over 1000 sooner rather than later

      • Pyrofrost

        We need just under 200, so it shouldn’t take long.

        • DarkLegacy

          So it looks like we’ll get 1000 comments on here then

          • Pyrofrost

            Aye sir ^_^

            • DarkLegacy

              And we’ve reached 1000

    • bloodiOS

      All of a sudden, it feels like I’m waiting for a stretch goal on Kickstarter.

    • Budgiecat

      Maybe I won’t help……

      • Pyrofrost

        lol, thanks :p

        • Budgiecat

          No prob

  • Martian Wong

    I am wondering one thing. Type 0 released 9 months after the rename. Do you think FFXV will be released after 9 months of the name change as well?

    • new_tradition

      It would be nice to see Japan get it in Feb-March, but I just don’t see it happening. I could believe Winter 2014, but I know some people are speculating the game will release in 2015 just to match up with the number and year xD

  • DarkLegacy

    Just 200 comments left and this would’ve hit 1000

    • AdamBoy64

      Plenty of time left.

      It might not reach it this time around, but the last couple of weeks the Open Forums have been abuzz with activity.

      • DarkLegacy

        If it doesn’t reach 1000 on this forum, I’m hoping it will on the 73rd forum

  • AdamBoy64

    Has anybody here played the new Sonic – Lost Worlds?

    I see it got pretty average reviews, but I’d be interested to know if anyone had any thoughts on it.

    • DarkLegacy

      I heard IGN gave it a low review to the game, because they didn’t know how to play it. Besides, I’ve played it and it looks good

      • AdamBoy64

        Okay, yeah.

        I generally don’t give a lot (or any) stock to their reviews, but it’s interesting reading that.

        How do you feel it would compare with Generations/Colours? Or is it a bit too early to tell?

        • DarkLegacy

          I don’t know how I would feel comparing it with Generations or Colours. I thought it was early to tell

        • Rezar

          Well you shouldn’t pay attention to IGN since they gave God Hand a 3/10 and to this day is one of the worst reviews I’ve seen.

  • bloodiOS

    It’s somewhat funny that even though I don’t have a PS4, I find myself adding free (for Plus) PS4 titles to the Download List (using the web store.) I’m also doing the same thing for Vita titles.

    • Pyrofrost

      I would be doing the same thing man. If your a subscriber, and they are offering something you want to play for free, you never know when you may be in the situation where you’re able to play it.

    • Sevyne

      Hey, ya never know when ya might get one (or both). If/when you do, at least you’ll have a nice little backlog of games to play before even buying any games.

  • Pyrofrost

    If it isn’t too late for this xD

    What have you guys been playing over the weekend?

    • Martian Wong

      Stella Deus, I got it during 5 bucks sell. It sure reminds me of Breath of Fire 4 in terms of art style~

      • Pyrofrost

        I like the art in Stella Deus, it’s done by Shigenori Soejima :3

    • Budgiecat

      Like I said below; I finished FF XIII, The Last of Us, tried to play FF XIII-2 but gave up on those stupid clock puzzles, then tried a little of The Last Remnant, but that game is crap on the 360, then played a little of Quantum Theory (but kept getting wrecked on that floating turd bridge so I quit), then played Mass Effect 2 for some extensive time (until my 360 controller kept going on the fritz) and now I’m playing Star Trek.

      http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2012/358/2/3/a_very_ffxiii_christmas_by_antonator-d5ozzpo.png

      • Pyrofrost

        Lmao, seriously, where the hell are you getting all these pictures xD

        I think I’m going to give XIII-2 a go since XIII-3 is almost here; but I am kinda undecided

        • Budgiecat

          those clock puzzles….*shudders*

          • Pyrofrost

            I remember you talking about those. If I choose XIII-2, I guess I will see what you are talking about when I get there.

            Though I’m still undecided at this point.

            • Budgiecat

              I would play Enchanted Arms and Resonance of Fate over it…

          • new_tradition

            I agree, the worst part of the FFXIII-2 for me (after that silly story, anyways…).

            It’s so annoying since it’s randomized, so if you f*ck up, you can’t even memorize what moves you got right >_>

            EDIT: !@#$ AND THOSE SLOT MACHINES MADE ME RAGE SO MUCH

    • new_tradition

      I found my copy of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance for the GBA that I never played. I just started it (yay for DS Lite being backward compatible!).

      It seems pretty fun so far, but its not as story centric as FFT (at least not yet). And it’s the first GBA game I played on my DS-I realize how much I like that sleep function. I shut the DS, and the sound was still playing, lol.

      • Pyrofrost

        Oh, the sound still plays when you shut your DS Lite? :o

        Glad to see you’re liking it though. The only one I’ve played is on the PS1.

    • KingNigma

      Been playing around with the Christmas costumes for ToX and also picked up Batman Arkham Origins on Black Friday. Also the framerate and freezing issues I’ve been hearing about is nowhere near as bad as people have been making them out to be, for me at least.

      • Pyrofrost

        I think when it comes to framerate issues, it really differs from person to person. Like with the Z.o.E. collection for example, people were going absolutely nuts about how much it’s ass and how much it sucks….I honestly couldn’t see it and I couldn’t what all the fuss was about. However, everyone was swearing up and down that the Z.o.E. collection was the worst piece of shit ever created in gaming.

        Sometimes I think people just like to hear themselves bitch.

        • KingNigma

          Wow, apparently so. Tbh I think the game was doomed to be shitted on from the start judging from the “OhHHh my Gawwd Rocksteady isn’t making this it’s gonna be soo terrible” nonsense.

          • Pyrofrost

            Hehe, gamers :p amirite xD

            I’m still interested in playing it myself, mainly because I love Batman. So please do tell me how this turns out.

      • Gigus

        ToX christmas costumes? are they free?

        • KingNigma

          Unfortunately no, its still the regular 3 bucks a person though the attachments that come with them (like the hats, antlers etc.) can be used by anyone.

          • Gigus

            I’ll wait for a sale. I really need to finish that game asap. Kinda wished they released a jp voice over pack. Milla’s english VO is just unbearable half the time.

            • KingNigma

              Understandable. I honestly didn’t mind Milla’s voice. It was kinda lacking compared to the rest of the cast and it did have its awkward moments (Yoked-out bazongas skit lol) and at times was hard to hear under all the sound effects and bgm but I thought it suited her. Elize on the other hand…

              • Gigus

                Haven’t met her yet, thanks for not spoiling it but I think I shouldn’t blame Minae Noji entirely. Namco bandai did a very bad job in the audio department. I found it really awkward that the opening anime intro’s sound was a bit washed out for some weird reason. But when you get to finally play the game the audio quality is great.

                I’m actually watching the message Minae wanted to give at wondercon, and she isn’t doing that weird lisping sound like in the game. Guess I’ll just try and bare with it. Seriously, I really started cringing when I first heard her voice XD. I don’t have anything against people with speech impairment fyi (just a comment to save my ass lol).

  • Martian Wong

    Anyone else thinks that Yu from P4 looks like Kira from Death Notes?

    • new_tradition

      Not really, but that MC looking guy from the Vita game Freedom Wars immediately made me think of Raito, lol.

  • bloodiOS

    Such a pleasant song

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

    Just posting my recent Facebook status here as well because why not. Anyway, calling it a night.

    “So, Lightning can stop time in Lightning Returns with an ability known
    as ‘Chronostasis’. It just occurred to me… Someone needs to make a
    time stop doujin with this method being used. Someone get on that.

    I’m too lazy to do it myself right now. Well, maybe ‘tired’ is more accurate, lol.”

  • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

    Because I’m bored.

    https://www.fictionpress.com/s/3168344/1/HF-Phoenix-Rising

    Comments please, either here or on there. Still a work in progress though but I’m posting it anyway.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I’ll do my best to read this tomorrow afternoon!

  • $83030187

    Oh Steam Sales, life wouldn’t be the same without you.

    Fez for $2.50 and both Metro games for less than $20? Yes please. Jedi Knight Dark Forces II for 3 bucks? You treat me so right.

    Torchlight II for $5? You’re spoiling me!

  • Budgiecat
    • new_tradition

      That’s her FFXIII-2 sword, right? Details look really nice. I just never understood where it “opens” and for what purpose…

      • Budgiecat

        Aren’t you the slight bit interested in the N64 food….

        • new_tradition

          ….That’s food? O_o

          • Budgiecat

            Now you know why Lightning’s so anorexic!

        • Pyrofrost

          Is that what that is under the map?!
          It looks so dated.

          Is that food on the ground as well o_O
          I guess bowls of pet food?

          • Budgiecat

            Of course it’s dated! It’s N64 food; it’s dated 1996!

            …for that extra ‘not so fresh’ flavor…

            • Pyrofrost

              Good lord man, how are those people still alive!

              • Budgiecat

                Cura

    • bloodiOS

      Dem textures…

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

        Wtf, man? That’s the exact same response I posted to this picture when it popped up over at Gamefaqs (which is probably where he got it from too, lol).

    • LordKaiser

      She was eating too much high calorie foods on her time travels and the fat went to her boobs and they grew.

  • new_tradition

    Went out to buy a manga, ended up buying a whack of artbooks on sale instead.

    http://i.imgur.com/lrOit1u.jpg

    Some stuff I’m not really into, but they were cheap enough, so meh.

    • Gigus

      I wish I didn’t sell my FMA set :/

      • new_tradition

        Manga?

        • Gigus

          dvd n manga.

    • $18114340

      So how often do you look at your artbooks? I have a few, mostly Atlus pre-order bonuses but there’s a really nice Gungrave one in my collection that I like to take a peek at every now and then. I don’t think it’s very rare or expensive but it holds a bit of sentimental value to me.

      • new_tradition

        Truthfully, not often.

        What I normally do is flip through a book the first time, then later on look more thoroughly through them. If there’s text to read, I might skip over it and get back to it at another read through.

        Actually, I have so many artbooks that I don’t have enough space for them anymore. Heck, the new ones I bought recently I just piled them on the side. I gotta figure out some space management or something xD

    • Pyrofrost

      Any time I see artbooks it reminds me of how I regret not getting the Shining Tears X Wind artbook :(

      • new_tradition

        I feel that. There’s definitely some art books I passed up on, and now I want them but I can’t find them easily.

        Its pretty much because I’m cheapo more often than not when it comes to artbooks. For the most part I won’t go over 30 bucks each, but I did for the re-release of “The Sky” FF triple art pack, and this one Nitro+ChiRAL artbook *_*

        • Pyrofrost

          Personally, I’m crazy about Tony Taka’s work. So I would love to go back and collect his books. :3

          • new_tradition

            I’m only a little familiar with his stuff in the Shining series, but yeah, really nice stuff :3

            • Pyrofrost

              He also does a bit of eroge and dojinshi work if you’re into that as well :p

              • new_tradition

                Haha, not really. I’m pretty vanilla. The only higher-rated stuff I’ve checked out are the BL titles, and even then, I only know a handful of them.

                • Pyrofrost

                  I think the only BL titles I’m familiar with is Gravitation and Junjo Romantica.

                  • new_tradition

                    Yeah, the animated titles end up pretty popular. I actually didn’t really like Gravitation despite it’s huge following, but I really dig JR.

                    Though I’ve been out of touch with it for a long while now…

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Yeah, I really don’t mind the genre of ani/manga as long as the plot is decent.
                      It’s too bad others don’t feel the same though. I’ve found myself ostracized simply for the act of having watched BL anime. I guess that’s what I get for living in the south -_-;

                    • new_tradition

                      The online community is really the only place to find acceptance when it comes to yaoi/BL xD

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Well, I guess since we understand each other, that makes you my new pal!

                      btw, what’s your PSN if I may ask?

                    • new_tradition

                      Same as my username here: new_tradition

                      I’m rarely on and don’t play any co-op games, but there you go xD

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Cools, I have two, and I will be sending you an add.

                      Mine are Pyrofrost and ShinkuTachi

          • Budgiecat
            • Pyrofrost

              That is a pretty nice drawing :3

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Samurai Champloo woo! I am excited for Space Dandy.

      • new_tradition

        Oh, is that being made by the same people? I heard the name before, but don’t know anything about it…

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

          Same writer, but the design team is different but they are the team behind Soul Eater and such. I am seriously excited for it though. It airs first in the US (1 week before Japan (HA!)) on Toonami. So excited though like really.

          • new_tradition

            Whoa, for real? So there’s already dub work for it done? O_O

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

              Mhm. It airs in January.

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

      I see yaoi, lol.

      • new_tradition

        Good eyes ;D

        I was so surprised they had it on sale, but it looks like one of the few that was actually published in English, so they probably didn’t need to include higher shipping costs like their other imported stuff.

  • TheExile285
    • Gigus

      it’s online only and their shipping is horrendous :/

      • TheExile285

        Just do the free shipping then

        • Gigus

          they don’t ship to where I live -__-. I wonder how long the price drop will last. Maybe I’ll be able to ask my sister to get it for me since she lives in the US.

          • TheExile285

            good luck with that. this is a great deal

            • Gigus

              yeah -__-. Even though its still expensive compared to regular 32 micro sds, this is as good as it gets when it comes to proprietary stuff.

    • Pyrofrost

      Man, I remember mine costing 80 bucks when I got mine August of 2012

      • Gigus

        ouch. I remember during the launch of the vita and customer bitched at me when I told them the price. I couldn’t stop laughing right after work because the demands he was making were hilarious. I tried to calm the person down and explain to them thats the pricing sony gave us and we can’t do anything to change it.

        Damn that was fast. I think they sold out. It already says not available XD.

        • Pyrofrost

          Yeah, many people were pissed about that. Largely in part because there is nothing special about the cards, as I think they barely hit the speed of ‘class 4′ cards, iirc.

          • Gigus

            Yup but there was no reason for him to yell at cashiers when we have no power over the price of our items. We even gave him a number to call sony customer support XD. He actually called and waited outside our store but that didn’t change anything. Sony is still to blame though -___-.

            • Pyrofrost

              Life in retail, ‘eh.

              I know exactly how you feel. You’re basically held responsible for all sorts of things you don’t have control over.

              I won’t help customers who get disrespectful though. I know I can’t fire back on them, but I can refuse to help them further if they don’t clean up their attitudes.
              I don’t know if that policy has changed since I was in the business though.

              • Gigus

                Hmm…. ugh…. not really sure it changed. I think the imaginary entitlement of king/queen has gotten worse though XD. I’m just glad I quit right after that cause I need to focus on my degree at the time. To be honest though, its kinda sad people act like that. I guess its a form of karma for people like that. Where if their job sucks because they get bossed around most of the time they should do it to others when they’re off work lol.

                • Pyrofrost

                  That’s why I’m really glad some business give their cashiers the right to refuse customers in certain conditions.

                  Some people just think they can treat others however they want. Especially when they are dealing with someone who is unable to retaliate. That way of thinking here in the US is WAY the fuck out of hand.

                  • Gigus

                    Where I’m staying at now, any form of customer service we have here has a big sign that says we have the right to refuse service to any person who is disrespectful lol.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      That’s good, people in customer service need that just for a modicum of protection from the bullshit the general public likes to give them.

  • TheExile285
    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Hmm… eh not much for me.

    • Pyrofrost

      Nice deal for those who haven’t picked up Skyward Sword.

    • Budgiecat

      nothing of interest for me..

  • bloodiOS

    I recently hooked up my PC to the PlayStation 3D Display and currently using it to watch anime at full 1080p. Anyway, I’ve noticed that there seems to be slight blur when viewing at 60Hz mode. I don’t know why, but the image is somehow sharper while viewing in 24Hz mode. On the flip side, I noticed that while watching anime in 24Hz mode, I would sometimes see some really nasty judders. I know that this isn’t due to some poor encoding from the group I got the file from, because the judder just randomly occurs whenever it pleases. A scene that experienced judder in the previous playback might play smoothly during the next one, and vice versa. So, really, I would appreciate it if someone with good knowledge on the subject can guide me to the right direction.

  • Pyrofrost

    Awwww yeah! Final exams are FINISHED!

    • Gigus

      Good job! Do my honors proposal now XD (thesis paper as well).

      • Pyrofrost

        Thanks! I’m afraid I’ll have to pass though xD

        I’ve been writing so many papers lately my brain feels like puree food. -_-;

        • Gigus

          Oh come on! I’m prepping you for grad school XD. Its not like I’m making you write a thesis paper on string theory vs loop quantum gravity lol.

          • Pyrofrost

            I appreciate the gesture of kindness, but I’ll have to pass. I’m a lit major any way, so all that sciency stuff won’t help me. xD

            On a more positive note, the university here offers a Master’s exam to get around the thesis.

            • Gigus

              lulz cheaters!

              • Pyrofrost

                This uni still requires a dissertation for a PhD though.

                • Gigus

                  I’ll stick to what I’ve got already. 20yrs of school is enough for me already (thats including grade school) XD.

                  • Pyrofrost

                    I know what you mean.

                    I’m actually back in uni, because I was unhappy with my original career path.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Mine aren’t until next week, but this week is pretty much just a review week anyway.

      • Pyrofrost

        Yeah this semester has been very unusual for us. For some reason they scheduled finals literally right out of Thanksgiving break. I can’t imagine what the hell they were thinking.

        So most professors just elected to have theirs the week before or just to have it as a take home assignment. So for me, the meant shitloads of papers to be written.

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

          Woo papers!!!! I fucking hate papers. -.-; I am a computer science major so I am like screw that. (Though I do enjoy writing stories and will be publishing a novel in a couple years.)

          • Pyrofrost

            For me it really depends on the subject matter. If it’s dealing with poetry, mythology, or the work of a playwrite, I’m fine with that.

            Other things I simply find mentally tedious, even though I know what I’m doing. I guess I can just attribute that to a lack of interest.

            Congrats on your work with a novel though ^_^

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

              Well poetry, mythology, and such is fine. I just hate writing papers, essays, whatever you call them. They are evil. I mean I wrote a 10 page paper over mythology so I have my limits! Thank you. I have several I am working on but there is one that I will publish first, because it will be a good starting place for the world most of my books take place in.

              • Pyrofrost

                It’s great that you found joy in writing. That’s the kind of thing capable of swallowing a person whole; in a good way though, so long and you remember to take care of yourself physically and mentally.
                It isn’t so much an issue for those who simply do it has a hobby. However, for those who make it their priority ambition, it can become an issue.

                As for me, I’m mainly chasing this degree to teach. The things I hand mentioned above will be my core focus.

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

                  Right. The thing is with my writing is that I have all the stories started and ideas in my head, but I don’t give myself any time to actually write them. Hence a couple years. I still need to finish up my website and the various projects connected to it before I get serious with my writing.

                  Ah teaching… well at least you have interesting topics you will be teaching.

  • Elvick

    Got the platinum in The Amazing Spider-Man on PS Vita. Now I have it on PS3 and Vita.

    Overall the port was okay, but it had a lot of framerate drops overall. Some minor, some pretty awful especially during boss battles in the open world. And later levels had them more than earlier ones. Also dropped during auto-saves quite often.

    I think they should have drastically reduced the amount of cars in the open world, that probably would have helped a bit for general exploration and especially during the car chase missions. Where there seemed to be thousands of cars you pass while you’re webbing the windshield.

    Controls are perfect at least.

    And this version lacks content, an entire level with Iguana, an entire set of missions… plus didn’t have any of the DLC included. Yet was full price (for Vita) a year later.

    And the game is pretty ugly from far away. The closer you get the less horrible things look. I think the graphics are serviceable when close up, ugly otherwise. Spider-Man looks good though.

    Also, getting the collectibles was interesting. The game on PS3/360 looks a lot better than I remember, especially compared to this one. :P

    I liked having another open world game on Vita though. Still hoping for an inFamous. D:

    • Gigus

      Spam Sucker Punch Production’s twitter account. I’m planning to do that soon XD.

      • Elvick

        I should. Should spam @yosp too :3

        I really think a more traditional open world game made FOR Vita would be so awesome. AC3:L was great, Gravity Rush was too but it wasn’t really ‘traditional’.

        I bet SP could do wonders on Vita. I wonder if they’d even work on it though. Seems many First Party Sony devs don’t want to make any handheld games at all. Leaving it to 2nd party partners to do them. With varying results.

        • Gigus

          lulz why did someone downvote you. Those are good ideas even though I still have some reservations about AC3:L. Hopefully 2014 will be the year of the vita.

    • Budgiecat

      I almost picked up Amazing Spider-Man today for PS3…

      • Elvick

        It runs way better on PS3, so you should if you’re interested in it. Especially since it’s likely cheap now.

        It borrows from Batman Arkham series a lot, and it works well enough. Not as good overall, but still a solid licensed game.

        Easy platinum if you don’t mind trucking through finding some collectibles. (the last 200 you get help with by seeing them nearby on the in-game map)

    • TheExile285

      Wait, they removed content and no DLC? Why the hell is it for $40 then? This is an Activision gane right? Smh

      • Elvick

        Yup. I was surprised they actually removed content. There’s also 5 fewer trophies, mostly things having to do with the missing content. None of the DLC that the Wii U version had added for it’s late port.

        That’s Activision for ya.

        Still had fun with the game, definitely not worth $40 though. Would have been at launch (with the other platforms) as is (rather than a 3DS port without open world), but a year later and missing content and no extras? Nope.

  • Budgiecat

    This is the 1000th post

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

    • new_tradition

      Whoooooo!!!

      EDIT: No, Dante! Go make out with that woman that looks like your mom instead D:

    • Pyrofrost

      Congrats sir, and LAWL on that photo xD

    • DarkLegacy

      Well done Budgiecat

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Uhm the picture what… what is that I am looking at…

      • Pyrofrost

        It looks like Lightning about to get lucky with the badass Dante :p

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

          lol Lightning and Dante… I can’t see that. Now me and Da- I mean Lightning I’d be ok with that. xD She is quite attractive you have to admit, even if her games are kind of bad.

          • Pyrofrost

            This is true, though she looked rather odd in FFXIV.

            Her limbs were all abnormally skinny.

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

              I don’t play FFXIV but ok. xD

            • Budgiecat

              Toriyama’s been stressin her out with his creepiness….

            • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

              I think it’s just how her character model looks in the XIV engine. It does look a tad off.

    • ayb_91

      Lol. She is resisting him. Give in Light xD

      I wonder where they are. We should ask raz :/

  • bloodiOS

    So according the Digital Foundry, Remote Play on the Vita isn’t exactly too hot: fills with compression artifacts, capped at 30fps, and lags like hell. Regarding the compression, why not encode the feed at 960×544 and up its quality instead? Anyway, they better work on reducing that lag, and hopefully it’ll be available at 60fps later on.

    • McPoo

      I read that as well, although reading comments from PS4 owners, they seem to think it’s passable.

      I think a lot of people were expecting it to be like the Wii U Gamepad, which is a bit unrealistic really.

      • bloodiOS

        While I did not expect that it’ll work as well as the Wii U Gamepad, I do have to say that in my honest opinion, Remote Play (at its current state) seems rather sub-par. Seriously, I don’t even need to own either system to realize that a laggy 30fps stream (with irritating compression artifacts) of a 60fps game is downright disappointing.

        • McPoo

          Personally I think it’s a bit of a pointless feature. If it’s not working well enough to make people want to use it, they shouldn’t have included it in the first place.

          I’d have rather they left it out and focused on making the Vita its own console, rather than making it a sidekick to the PS4.

          • Elvick

            I and many others seem to think it’s worth using.

            So…

            And Vita is still it’s own console. PSP was still it’s own thing with remote play. And Vita was still it’s own thing when it had remote play with PS3. Remote Play is just better now and worth talking about.

            • McPoo

              Personally I don’t see it as its own console. I did when it launched, but support for it seems to have dropped a bit.

              Big games for it seem to be few and far between, and Sony’s own emphasis on it looks like it’s just as a remote play machine now.

              I think the console itself is fantastic, I just don’t like the direction it’s gone in.

              • Elvick

                SCEA has no emphasis on Vita at all. Remote play or otherwise.
                SCEJ has emphasis on Vita itself. PS4 isn’t out so there’s no point in emphasizing that, plus Japan loves handhelds.

                SCEE is balancing both Vita and Remote Play. They released a Tearaway ad and an ad featuring LEGO Marvel, Tearaway and Invizimals. And they’re pushing the PS4/Vita bundle with an ad campaign.

                I don’t see this “emphasis” on Vita as an attachment like you’re talking about. The only one putting emphasis on remote play is Europe, and they’re also the only western part of Sony doing any advertising for the Vita and it’s games.

                I’d cart out the games coming from Sony, but they’d fall on deaf ears as they always do. People want to see the Vita this way, and they will bitch about it until it’s lifecycle ends. And probably for many years after.

                • McPoo

                  If you wouldn’t mind listing a few of the games coming out, I’d be happy to listen. I love the console, and if it’s got a good library of games coming to it then I may well consider buying another one in the future.

    • Elvick

      I thought it was kind of pointless. It’s about the experience for me, not technical shit that I don’t understand.

      And my experience has been pretty great thus far. Played a lot of Resogun on it, played an hour or two of Warframe on it (offline).

      Have some connection issues at times, but it’s usually after a good while of solid playtime without it. Don’t have a problem with the visuals or framerates on it.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    1000+ comments! wow! Good job everyone. =)

    • Elvick

      By this time next year… over 9000?

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Perhaps? I sorta hope not. I would have to read all 9000 of them. lol…

        Edit – Just kidding by the way. I will always support more posts here on Gematsu. That means more people are posting, and taking part in the community. That’s a good thing.

        • McPoo

          Perhaps if you made me a moderator, I could help lighten the load ;)

          I’d be fair, and just, and uphold truth and the Gematsu way.

          • ayb_91

            God bless you. I upvoted cuz we need fair and truthful people. I did my part McPoo. The rest is up to Zero :p

            • McPoo

              Cheers mate. Once I’ve worked my way inside the Gematsu organisation, overthrown Sal’s rule and have become the glorious leader of this website, you shall sit by my side, as my beautiful queen

              • ayb_91

                That would be great. But, I’m a male. So, is it ok to replace a queen with a king? Lol.

                Being a moderator or anything like it is awesome especially when the site is about gaming. Good for you pal.

                • McPoo

                  Yeah no worries, I’ll be the queen instead :)

                  • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

                    This is so wrong!

                    • McPoo

                      The love between two men, one of whom is willing to change gender for the other, is wrong?

                    • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

                      N-no, I- I didn’t…

                    • McPoo

                      I didn’t think so.

        • ayb_91

          Don’t forget to rest your eyes and take good care of them. Reading 1050 comments is a kind of torturing. It is my opinion though.

          Good luck boss.

  • McPoo

    Did any UK people watch “How Video Games Changed the World” the other night?

    I was surprised that number one on the list was Twitter >_> Good show though, really enjoyed it despite it having Charlie Brooker hosting. Makes me more interested for his upcoming video games show :)

    • http://www.di.fm Spicy Chicken

      DAMNIIIIIIIITTT!!! I started watching it last night (big Brooker fan for the most part) but haven’t finished it off!!! Oh welp, my own fault for coming in here before doing so. >_<
      I'll finish watching it tonight though, about three quarters of the way through, quite fun so far (though most of it is stuff I'm already aware of, but no harm in seeing a different take on things).

      Hmm… Twitter indeed… *shudders*

      • McPoo

        Oh god. I’m so sorry! It didn’t even cross my mind to put a spoiler tag on it!

        I feel well bad now, I hate spoilers, can’t believe I didn’t mark this!

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

          Nah it’s all good, there was always a fair chance at least one person here had seen it already (as there’s at least a couple of UK people on board). I just finished watching it. Interesting reasoning behind Twitter, though I don’t find MK shocking at all at this point. The guy that spoke about ‘that’ mission in Call of Duty though (the one where you shoot at people from an armored plane high above via grainy semi-thermal camera vision) was spot on.

          I remember playing that mission with my little brother for the first time (it was Christmas and he’d just got his 360), and I kept nervously explaining to him why it freaked me out so badly. It was SO real, I mean, you could feel it, the ambiguity, the detachment, I kept thinking ‘holy crap, this is EXACTLY what it must feel like, I could be blowing little kids to pieces and I literally wouldn’t know, hell, I’ll most likely NEVER know who I’m actually killing’.

          I don’t think anything in gaming has hit me the same way. It really was like life had come full circle, that war had become such a literal game (for those with the money and technology) that when replicated in a game it actually felt like the most arcadey part of the game anyway, yet was in fact the most realistic.

          Fast forward to modern day drone warfare and… well… yeah, war really is a videogame now, again if you have the means. And that child analogy I mentioned has also become a literal reality in some cases. That’s probably too political though but still, scary stuff. )_)

          Also, I’m not a COD 4 fan (although if that games solo mode wasn’t so short I can honestly say I’d rate it quite highly, though I can’t comment on the sequels) but I wouldn’t criticize the game for that mission. If anything, it’s humanity itself that needs to ask what direction it’s taking. To a large extent, CoD, and even it’s (let’s face it, often vile online) userbase is more revelatory than anything. In effect, CoD doesn’t command the society it sells to, it reflects it. And that’s the debate I wish people would have, rather than trying to apportion any kind of blame on the games themselves.

          Anyway, I’m waffling, but at least I can take some solace in the fact they chose Twitter instead of Facebook! >_<

          • McPoo

            Yeah that whole sections as really interesting. Have you played Spec Ops: The Line, out of curiosity?

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

              I haven’t no, but I was intrigued when I first saw it. Truly I suck at modern day shooters however (think of my experiences with The Last of Us! Not that it’s a shooter I just mean in terms of how bad I am at it. >__>

              The only shooter/FPS game I was able to really do well at recently was Blood Dragon (I won’t call it by it’s full name as it’s silly, but it’s the FarCry offshoot they made a short while back). Really fun game with a great soundtrack to boot, and I can even stealth successfully!!! ^_^

              I’m guessing Spec Ops is way above that in terms of difficulty though. )_)

              • McPoo

                I’ve not played Blood Dragon, but Spec Ops is a very generic style shooter, and isn’t very difficult, especially on the lower difficulty modes.

                I recommend it though, it’s up there in the list of most memorable games for me, because the storyline is so good. Don’t read any spoilers or anything, but if you found that scene in CoD to be quite realistic, Spec Ops will probably really freak you out.

                Definitely worth playing, it can be found for less than a tenner now, and it’s only a short game. Think I finished it in like 6 hours. Fantastic story though, the ending was really well put together an well told, even if the gameplay is a bit dull (solid, though).

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

                  Cool, thanks for the recommendation, I’ll probably check it out over Christmas.

  • Omega_Shiro

    Really enjoying my Ps4 once I got it online honestly think it was worth it.

  • ayb_91

    Wut !! 1050 comments !!!? x_X

    Keep it up guys :p

  • $83030187

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=726520

    Capcom investing all their Monster Hunter 4 profits into MOBILE GAMES YAY

    I pray the day these fuckers go down, Platinum Games is able to snag the rights to all the old Clover IP and Devil May Cry.

    • bloodiOS

      I can only hope that this will be highly profitable for them so that they’ll be able to invest more into quality titles for next-gen… Let’s hope it doesn’t get any worse…

      • Elvick

        If they’re investing handheld profits onto mobile, that wouldn’t happen.

        They’d just use mobile profits to make mobile games.

        Capcom should be re-investing that money into making MH better or making more handheld games. Not making mobile games.

        “Oh hey, we got success this way… let’s reinvest elsewhere!”

  • Guest
  • $83030187

    Just bought the HD collections for Metal Gear Solid, Zone of the Enders and Silent Hill.

    That last one probably wasn’t the best idea, because I’m kind of a pussy.

    • Elvick

      I hear the SH Collection is terrible in general.

      • $83030187

        From what I’ve read, that post-patch the PS3 version is solid.

        Either way, I only spent $10 for it.

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

    Alright, got my Macbook Pro Retina setup with BootCamp and Win7Pro, now to finally enjoy some PC gaming. Does anyone have an Iris Graphics card that can tell me how good it is gaming wise? I’m not looking to run anything on max settings or whatever (besides with my Retina resolution, that wasn’t even remotly possible) but since Apple seems to think integrated is the future, I certainly hope Iris can at least play things in Medium settings @60fps

    Also, have to kind of backtrack on some of my crazy blackfriday stuff, well only one backtrack; the 16GB Vita mem card. I just don’t see a point when I’m really after the 64GB. So I’ll probably just buckle down and save my (non-existent) pennies and import Jan next year.

  • $83030187

    I have realized that when you are a fan of Japanese games, but you don’t really like JRPGs, it doesn’t give you much to talk about.

    • http://www.di.fm Spicy Chicken

      You’re not alone dude. I just can’t enjoy playing them, yet I love the artwork, some of the music (I have a few CD’s even) and the characters. Needless to say I loved Advent Children. And I always enjoy watching Disgea stuff. ;)

      But yeah, I think part of the problem is there have been less outright action games from Japan recently that haven’t been heavily westernized anyway, so the things I’d normally be discussing (latest Ridge Racer/Ace Combat/Klonoa/Resident Evil etc.) aren’t really relevant at the moment as many franchises have either changed completely or are no longer being released on my console of choice.

      Seeing what Namco are doing with the latest AC though is promising, save for the free to play aspect (fine for demo purposes, but I like being able to buy a complete game!), it’s definitely a step BACK to what AC it supposed to be, from which point it will hopefully move forward in a positive fashion.

      Dragon’s Crown is also another action orientated game (with RPG style upgrades and skill tree’s) that I really like. But most RPG’s are largely turn-based, and I absolutely HATE that! Oh well. >_<

      • $83030187

        I do enjoy some JRPGs, and I’m really hyped for Drakengard 3 and Dark Souls II, but it’s your more traditional stuff like Final Fantasy and Tales that do nothing for me anymore.

        However, I LOVE action games like Bayonetta, Devil May Cry and Ninja Gaiden. And things haven’t been so hot.

        Devil May Cry got an unnecessary reboot, Ninja Gaiden got ran into the ground, Tomonobu Itagaki is nowhere to be found, and Bayonetta 2 is being released on a console that all but seals it’s fate as a commercial failure (I did buy a Wii U for it though).

        Japanese horror games have taken a massive nosedive too. Silent Hill and Fatal Frame are all but dead, and Resident Evil is in massive need of either a reboot or the developer needs to take a long hard look at what Shinji Mikami is doing over at Bethesda with The Evil Within.

        • $18114340

          To be fair, Konami did try a lot of things with Silent Hill and whether people liked them or not, they just weren’t working… I think it would have been too much to ask for them to try and replicate the success of the earlier games, because at that point they’d be retreading too much ground. I liked Resident Evil 4 and respected it for how it was different from the original games. All the same I did feel pretty sad when Mikami (I think?) mentioned that REmake’s lackluster sales gave rise to a more action-oriented series. Once he left there was really nothing stopping Capcom from running it into the ground.

          I was watching a WayForward interview talking about their work on Silent Hill: Book of Memories; it was really interesting because as poorly as that game was received (a dungeon crawler, of course fans would despise the idea), it seems like a lot of thought and care was put into its design. Prototypes showed that the studio was perfectly willing to create a more conventional Silent Hill game (their DS tech demo was particularly impressive), but Konami wanted something different. I’d say that speaks to the supposed financial prospects of releasing a new traditional Silent Hill, but that’s also exactly how Capcom handled DmC and to this day I disagree with the notion that the series even needed to be rebooted.

          On the other hand I’m still kind of pissed at Konami for leaving Contra for dead after the EXCELLENT Contra 4 and the decent Contra Rebirth, but they did what they could with Castlevania… even if it wasn’t the direction some hardcore fans wanted, and even if the Lords of Shadow series was definitely a more western-oriented game made by a western studio.

          • $83030187

            I want Grasshopper to take a crack at Silent Hill. Fatal Frame 4 was a solid title from what I’ve heard. Or maybe they should team up with Nintendo and Tecmo for a Fatal Frame 5.

            Which would never, ever get localized.

            Devil May Cry didn’t need a reboot. It needed a Devil May Cry 5 at least 2 years after DMC4 came out.

            DMC4 was the most successful game in the series, and what did they do? Nothing. They sat on the IP for years before deciding to do a reboot that pissed off the vast majority of the fanbase.

            Word is that Mercury Steam (Lords of Shadow devs) are going to make a new Contra, and I have no idea how I feel about that. I can see Contra translating into 3D in one of two ways. Like Gears of War or like Vanquish, and both already exist.

            Personally, I’d rather have ArcSys make a Hard Corps 2, but I guess we’ll see.

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

              Agree with both of you regarding DMC, I didn’t list it purely because it’s such a sore point for me now (and has been debated like anything on Gematsu and elsewhere already), but as I said from the start, I wasn’t against the game itself as much as I was against the larger problem in Japanese gaming it represented.

              It’s like Capcom were just THAT insecure about DMC they felt the need to totally re-imagine it, even though there was no factual reason to do so, they convinced themselves it had to be done, even pushing Ninja Theory to redesign Dante to a greater extent than they did originally. Best sales ever (DMC 4)!?!? Awesome!!!! We’ll wait a few years then undo all that hard work and achievement due to our West vs East inferiority complex, nice!!!!

              >_>

              I just hope we see some semblance of rationality return to the larger gaming scene, especially in Japan. Perhaps a deeper understanding of what made the games popular in the first place? Games that are accessible gameplay wise without taking it to the extremes of Dropkick (and without sacrificing character depth and uniqueness AT ALL). Games that aren’t afraid to be true to themselves, games that are more statement of creative intent than product, but are produced to a professional standard. All of these things for the longest time Japan had in the bag (and some studio’s still very much do), and were looked up to by the gaming world at large. Hell, I remember an Edge interview in which Peter Molyneux and other luminaries sat down and discussed the future of gaming, and they all agreed the greatest challenge was understanding why all the best games came from Japan, and how they could compete with that. And here we are 10 or so years later, and Capcom are outsourcing development of major IP to western devs!?!?

              Literally unthinkable back then. But here we are. >_<

              Still, I hold out hope that this next gen will see a resurgence of original, 'authentic' development in Japanese console gaming. The ease with which the PS4 can be programmed (from what I've seen and heard) should hopefully help with that. And if the other consoles can also help, I'm all for it. Though my money is on the PS4, I really don't care which console 'comes out on top', I just want my super cool Japanese action games back.

              I mean, remember when Squaresoft went crazy and tried their hand at seemingly everything!??! Sure, they missed the mark more often than they hit it, but my god, when they nailed it, well, I still enjoy Einhander to this day!!! You can do it Japan, just have more faith in your damn selves!!!! O_O

              • $83030187

                I don’t think console development will ever make a comeback in Japan, unless Sony and Nintendo do something about it.

                At this point, I’d settle for more Vita and 3DS games. Anything is better than everyone jumping on the mobile bandwagon, trying to be the next Puzzle and Dragons.

                I have nothing against proper games on mobile devices, but we all know that isn’t what these developers are going for.

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

                  Indeed, it’s really like games have gone full circle, back to super simple interfaces and controls (in respect of many mobile games now), with gameplay to match, which I don’t mind as long as it doesn’t hamper ‘proper’ videogame development.

                  But in no way is that evolution, it’s actually regression by it’s very nature.

    • $18114340

      You know, I tried to prove you wrong, and I’m seriously coming up short here. It’s a stark realization. Aside from niche/dying genres (like scrolling shooters) or the occasional weird doujin you can’t expect many people to be aware of, you’re right, there isn’t much to talk about.

      Even “JRPG” isn’t really a concrete term these days. Turn-based random-battle stuff is pretty rare, but if we’re including real-time battles then where do we draw the line? I’m sure somebody out there can justify hunting titles and even SRPGs as JRPGs, and I wouldn’t necessarily disagree with that notion either.

      Uh, fighting games? Japan still makes those. Maybe not for much longer.

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

        Don’t say that man!!! FIGHTING GAMES FOREVER!!!!! O_O

        Although to be honest, by it’s very nature a truly great fighting game never gets old, negating the need for a new one. (SF II’ is still my favourite overall fighting game by some margin, followed closely behind by Capcom Vs SNK 2 and Tekken 3). And if they change it too much it gets alienating, as the number of people who can truly appreciate the complexity gets smaller and smaller, and the number of ‘casual’ fans gets bigger by proportion, which is fine for big releases (AKA SFIV) and tournament viewing figures, but not so great for the ‘upgrades’ (Super SFIV, Super SFIV AE, and soon Ultra…) as only the dedicated hardcore truly care for the nuances (balancing etc.). Hmmmm…

        • $18114340

          Exactly, and as you’ve pointed out fighting games really only have limited audiences beyond the first release anyway, so I can’t imagine them being very profitable at all… even Namco and Capcom are struggling to stay in the genre, which is never a good sign, and while I appreciate all the attempts to revolutionize the financial model (honestly, I welcome the idea of a F2P fighting game if it means they get popular again as well as financially viable prospects), right now the genre is seriously oversaturated with good games, and the idea of actually putting in hard time to become masterfully skillful at a game enough to play it well isn’t going to appeal to the mainstream without some sort of Skinner’s Box.

      • $83030187

        I have nothing against JRPGs, and I don’t hold it against people for being excited for things I’m not, but it’s kind of depressing sometimes.

        Everyone is hyped through the roof for Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy XV and I’m just over here like

        Remember when Fatal Frame was a thing? ;__;

        • $18114340

          To be honest, I couldn’t care less about KH3 or FFXV either. Fatal Frame is held by Nintendo now I think, so even though they could make a dynamite game with that Wii U gamepad simulating a haunted camera (seriously!), they’re not going to, because they’re Nintendo and they still think westerners don’t like/understand Japanese games.

          I mean besides horror games, fighting games, and DMC-style action games, I’m struggling to come up with things that are distinctly “Japanese”. I don’t think there have really been many good non-RPG Japanese games since the beginning of the last generation at best.

          Mighty No. 9?

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

      I still like JRPGs and other Japanese games :3

      Some of my favorites in the past year include:

      Mind-0, Demon Gaze, and God Eater 2

      I suppose Lightning Returns is cool too, but I just enjoy the others more I think, haha.

      • $83030187

        My relationship with JRPGs is complex. Out of all of the JRPGs I have purchased this console generation, I have only finished 4. The World Ends With You, Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core, Nier and Dark Souls.

        JRPGs I have bought include.

        Final Fantasy XIII
        Tales of Vesperia
        Blue Dragon
        Lost Odyssey
        Infinite Undiscovery
        Valkyria Chronicles
        Valkyria Chronicles 2
        The Last Remnant
        Disgaea 3
        Disgaea 3 Vita
        Disgaea 4
        Persona 3 Portable
        Persona 4 Golden
        Persona 2 Innocent Sin
        Persona PSP
        Ys Seven
        Trails in the Sky
        Tactics Ogre: Let us Cling Together
        Phantasy Star Portable 2
        Z.H.P.
        Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep
        Disgaea PSP
        Disgaea 2 PSP
        Lunar Silver Star Harmony
        Blade Dancer
        Mana Khemia Student Alliance
        Yggdra Union
        Riviera the Promised Land
        Tales of the Abyss 3DS
        Final Fantasy Tactics A2
        Dragon Quest IX
        Rune Factory 2
        Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
        A Witch’s Tale
        Rhapsody A Musical Adventure
        Disgaea DS
        Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Rings of Fate

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

          You get a pass on Lost Odyssey. That one is a damn long game, lol.

          • $83030187

            I really tried to get into it, but it just didn’t click with me. Nearly all new JRPGs don’t.

            Outside of Drakengard 3 and Dark Souls II, I’m trying not to get hyped about any of them, lest I end up with another pointless addition to my bookshelf.

            Except for X. I have a good feeling about that one. I’d like to see a trailer showing off the characters and plot before I get on board with it though.

            • Kobracon

              Well as a gauge, did you like Xenogears? And by extension, Xenosaga? And as an offshoot, did you enjoy Xenoblade?

              • $83030187

                I loved the Xenosaga games, and I’m slowly working my way through Xenogears for the first time on my Vita.

                Never played Xenoblade, because I’m not going to spend that much for a used copy of a game.

                • Kobracon

                  Well I saw a later trailer of X that shows more gameplay, and it appears to be Xenoblade 2, so perhaps you should get on with Xenoblade 1, it is quite a good RPG anyway.

      • TheExile285

        Mind=0 is one of your favorites? Interesting. I’m hoping it gets localized at some-point. Its doesn’t seem like Gung Ho USA is working on anything atm >_>

        • Elvick

          I gave up on Gung Ho doing anything worthwhile now. Best thing they did was bring over Dokuro. Though i didn’t buy it, since I had already imported a physical copy from Asia.

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

          Well, I did say ‘in the past year’, lol. It wouldn’t be one of the top games ever :p

          • TheExile285

            I know you said past year.

            Not many people seem to talk about it but the few who do seem to like it from what I’ve seen.

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

              Well, I’ll never understand why they chose the 3D models. That was just a terrible move, lol. I’ll hope they stick to static portraits and first person view for combat next time.

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

                Admittedly, I prefer the 3D Models. Static character portraits just feel so cheap, like…low budget cheap. Will buy once it’s localized, I have a feeling it’ll be announced for 2014 for sure if 2014 really is the year of Japanese localizations for Vita.

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

                  The 3D models feel even cheaper though, lol. At least with static portraits it makes more sense with the game than random 3D models that feel so out of place with the game ;w;

                  That and static portraits are pretty much standard for Wizardry-esque games, so I’m not sure what they were thinking :/

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

                    I…think we’ll just have to agree to disagree on that point. I understand Wizardry games do this but I’m not fond of it. However, I’m not saying they couldn’t have did much better with the 3D Models. If I had to wager a guess on what they were thinking, then it’s probably along the lines of making it closer to Dragon Quest (which I prefer).

    • Kobracon

      Well theres still plenty of wonderful games like Platinum Games stuff and stuff like Muramasa or Dragon’s Crown. Those are Japanese games.

      • z_merquise

        Hell yeah! Platinum Games and Vanillaware are my top favorite Japanese developers.

        Don’t forget Arc Sys. But I do admit, I like Arc only because of Guilty Gear. I tried to like Blazblue but for some reason, it didn’t click with me as much as I want to.

  • Willgaea

    I think I would go nuts if they made a open world tales game that had split screen. My gf reads her phone most of the time, when we are not battling. I don’t blame her, I’ve done the same thing when I played 2nd player during the time we played Vesperia. I really think they need to add more multiplayer involvement. That being said, I’m still going to buy every tales game ever localized.

    • AdamBoy64

      When I’ve played Tales multiplayer as the second player, I don’t think I’ve ever really been bored.

      I’m always on the lookout for things P1 might have missed, secret areas or things to check. Reminding them they need to heal. and generally we always have lots to talk about, which helps.

      It has fantastic multiplayer, but I can see if they ever ditched the battle scenes and just went for on-screen battles, they could make it more interactive for P2.

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

    So yeah… Currently taking a break from working on the time stop Lightning Returns one-shot I had in mind. My original idea was to have each chapter as a day (e.g. chapter 1 would be day 1, chapter 2 would be day 2, etc.) and was going to consist of 13 chapters. I soon realized that I couldn’t come up with enough diversity for the OO scenes so I had to make a change of plans.

    So, I’m basically just going to cram all of my ideas I had into one chapter, but address it as ‘day 13′. Still, I can’t exactly go into too much detail regarding it due to it being explicit, but I will say… It’s a group setting, Lumina is also involved even though the main focus is on Lightning, there are also going to be forcible costume changes during the scene, and I’m even thinking of throwing in an Anubis to join in since they are common in the area.

    I’m also batting around the idea of using Curaga (it’s a 2 GP ability in the game) to heal whatever wounds may be inflicted upon Lightning during this event so she will have to constantly re-experience the event over and over again as if it was her first time doing so. In any case, I’ve got about 2,000 words at the moment and Lightning is already in a bunny outfit, and I haven’t even got to the good stuff yet, heh.

    That will start to happen when I continue writing tomorrow :p

  • MrFinalgamer

    so we have a screenshot for The Walking Dead season 2

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151804535248597&set=a.402424398596.179515.11530858596&type=1
    Good news is that Omid is alive. bad news is that he looks a bit ruff (maybe something happened to krista?). even worse news is the location…that damn gas station =(

    • McPoo

      Ohh I hadn’t even noticed the background! Is that the place from 400 days?

      • MrFinalgamer

        yes. all the bad stuff happened on that damn gas station in 400 days (except Wyatt’s story. his story is the only one to not show the gas station from what i remember)

  • LordKaiser

    wow 1091 comments! Anyway I never found the post about the guy who got fired because he got a cup of coffee but I had some questions:

    1- Did you eventually payed the coffee? Do you have a receipt?
    2- Did the main manager tried to accused you about theft?
    3- It is mentioned on the rules, policy etc? Do you checked your contract?

    You know because you was working there for 5 years unlike a greenhorn employee you have certain rights for being a permanent employee. Talk to a lawyer about it, a good lawyer won’t take the case to court if it thinks you can’t win but if you does it makes a difference.

    I got a friend who won a case against Walmart so don’t be afraid to protect your rights.

    • new_tradition

      *waves* I guess you’re talking about me xD

      1) No, I didn’t pay for the coffee because the main boss told me to leave the premises immediately. He told me to take my coffee and get out of there >_>

      2) That’s basically what it boiled down to. I told him I was gonna pay for it after since the cashiers were busy when I went to get one, but I guess he didn’t believe me. At the time, I didn’t think I’d get fired over it, so I didn’t fight harder.

      3) I don’t think there’s anything mentioned about taking or not taking things in our contract. It’s just something the guy if fussy over because of inventory. Like I said in the original post, we’re not even allowed to give out extra things to customers because each item has to match up with the sales we have on the registers. If we’re missing some paper plates or cups, he assumes he just gave out free food or free coffee or something >_>

      Now that you mention it, I don’t even have a copy of my contract…I haven’t seen it since I signed it way back when O_o

      I think that’s what’s kind of the issue, full-time and part time employees is sort of a blurred line. I work in events, so the hours are pretty random. There aren’t consistent 40 hours weeks. It’s not surprising to work less than 20 hours in a week on a regular basis even >_>

      Anyways, as far as I’m concerned, it’s done. I had been planning to quit from there for a while now, so while getting fired over a stupid thing stings, at least I’m out (and it was only the main guy that wanted me fired; some other managers tried fighting for me, so I know at the very least I have some decent referrals on hand).

      Thanks for your input, though!

      • LordKaiser

        Your mistake was to be intimidated and leave without a receipt. You should say with a firm face ” I will pay for the coffee and I want a receipt, you will not accuse me of theft” If he calls security then you leave or be run out.

        Anyway talk with your lawyer about it. Also check that this boss don’t damage your record. If people don’t sue unjustified firing, the more abuse other employees have to endure.

  • TheExile285

    I’ll leave this here:

    http://youtu.be/F6qgeq2vw5U

  • LordKaiser
    • Willgaea

      I gave skyrim a 6/10 because the bugs. Also I rarely buy 1st editions ever. I agree with him. subbed.
      Thanks for the share.

    • Kobracon

      I agree with almost everything except for the last part though…

      I mean I see what he means, but Shuhei Yoshida and Iwata seem like good guys…

  • LordKaiser

    BTW if you see a drone flying to your home don’t shoot it. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25180906

    • Willgaea

      Amazon is crazy. Saw that on the Colbert report.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I finished watching Attack on Titan this weekend. Awesome series. Have they announced a second season yet? I’d prefer to wait for one over reading the manga. Especially if the quality is going to continue to be so high.

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

      I’m pretty curious as well, a quick google search doesn’t say one way or the other but I’ve got to finish it up as well. I made sure to keep my premium sub for Crunchy Roll, so probably next weekend or this weekend I’ll finish up. I left off at Episode 12 as I got overwhelmed with, well tons of stuff irl.

    • MrFinalgamer

      i would assume so. though they did go through most of the source material. so hopefully next year we’ll see a new season (hopefully no filler, because the next part is insane!)

  • $83030187
    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

      That gif illustrates perfectly how things are shaping up xD!

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

        I like how the PS is all ‘bring it, mofo, BRING IT!!!!’

        It’s true though, if you have a really nice rig the console wars are simply light entertainment whilst you consider your next upgrade (which to be fair, may well cost as much as a console anyway if it’s a snazzy graphics card, but still…)

        • $83030187

          Steam Machines, bro. Gonna shake up this entire industry, mark my words.

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

            I sadly don’t believe this for a second. At best, lazy people like me will appreciate it but now that I’ve got Win7 on my mac, it’s probably going to take awhile before I even consider it. I’m actually a bit turned off by Steam because of the limited amount of Mac games as it is but that’s a whole different rant.

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

          I’ll just be honest and say that the games I want to play are by and large, console exclusive (or rather, Handheld exclusive hehe). The PC games I am attracted to, I enjoy more on handhelds (adventure games/visual novels), so there’s not a lot for me unless I want to play multi plats but it’s only a select few that I desire to play on PC over consoles. Skyrim immediately comes to mind.

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

            That’s fair enough, I’m largely a console gamer myself though I do prefer playing a few games on PC due to the modding potential (e.g. mixing and matching different cars and tracks in GRID never gets old).

            That’s one thing missing from console gaming, the ability to mod a game once you’ve exhausted it. Also, I hate the fact console gaming has inherited many of the negatives of PC gaming yet few if any of the positives. Patches (*cough*updates*cough*) spring immediately to mind for one thing… >_>

            I always figured the advantage of console gaming (and the reason it’s been my mainstay for over a decade now) is it’s simplicity, reliability and robustness over PC gaming, and certainly it still has it’s advantages. But I’ll be damned if it isn’t a lot shakier than it used to be. Just using my PS2 every now and then is a stark remind of how far we’ve forward in some ways but backwards in others. Just put the game in and GO…

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

    Posting stuff from Kotaku is rather rare for me, but I figured I’d pass this along.

    http://kotaku.com/1980s-luigi-actor-dies-at-72-1475986590

    • AdamBoy64

      Hmm. A few years after the Mario actor of the same era.
      A sign of the times.

      Thanks for sharing the link.

  • Elvick

    Kill it with fire.

    http://i.imgur.com/xHm4vbG.jpg

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

      You’re not gonna like me for saying this…but I actually don’t think it looks bad at all. I like that a higher res is being used for the backdrops (which were lovely even in the original) and that the sprites are a bit brighter/clearer), oh and the improvements to the snow itself there. Of course, this isn’t what I wanted for FF6 (I wanted an honest to goodness, proper remake, not like FF3/4’s either) and of course on a handheld. Ah well, gotta put my future iPad to use.

  • new_tradition

    Disqus is being a little weird.

    If I’m looking at a article/thread, and there’s a new reply made to someone else’s post and I click on it (It says in small letters “One new post” or something), it takes me back to the top of the page, wtf. It didn’t do that before :/

    • TheBlackRabbit

      clear your cache an restart the browser?

    • DarkLegacy

      That same thing happened with me. And I hope they’ve fixed that problem

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      It seems to be doing that to me as well. Very annoying.

      • $18114340

        I believe it does this when the thread gets long enough that you have to extend it multiple times to see everything, but I’m not sure.

      • Gigus

        I’m confused to why this is happening to you guys. Disqus has been working fine for me.

  • Gigus

    Hey @zerorpg:disqus ! I need your help…. again XD. Do you know anyone who is more familiar with copyright infringement/fair use of copyright? I’m really curious to find out if I’m violating any copyrights with the designs I’ve been sharing here on gematsu.
    Recently a fellow artist I know just got flagged and now I’m scared I maybe next.(will not disclose on who the person is and what company sued them)

    • http://www.di.fm Spicy Chicken

      Erm, I wouldn’t call myself an expert (we have a legal team at work for that), but it’s something we deal with fairly often seeing as we often work with silhouettes based on military photos (I see we I’m more of a page layout guy myself, but still…). If you’re worried about your Fox Hound, I’d say it’s a close call. Thing is I’m not sure the Fox is actually copyrighted as such, though it’s recognizable and whilst it’s been reworked in places is very much the same illustration, albeit the treatment is very unique.

      If anything, if Konami were to WANT to make an issue out of it they could, but honestly it would be very strange of them to do so. And I’m sure Kojima himself would appreciate it more than anything. But I’ve seen work much closer to the source material get by absolutely fine anyway, that’s the problem with pastiche style works, it’s a very grey area legally. In fact, in the UK they updated the IP/copyright law earlier this year in an attempt to rectify the fact, and I’m certain your work would be defensible under that doctrine.

      • Gigus

        Thanks! I really appreciate the help. You pretty much picked my brain on why I’m so worried. Do u think u can look into it more? If you can’t, that’s OK. You’ve helped enough already :). The only thing I can really do is actually ask kojima himself to find out if he’ll sue me XD.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I don’t sadly. I’m not really sure who to ask to be honest.

      • Gigus

        Thanks anyways :)

  • TheBlackRabbit

    Hey guys have any of you watched the movie ESCAFLOWNE?

    • Gigus

      Man I haven’t watched that anime in years. I barely even remember ep.1. The only thing I can remember is that the artstyle was very reminiscent to Vanguard bandits.

      • TheBlackRabbit

        yes :D i have recently bought a collectors edition of it. i am watching the movie, an such a nice series! I am impressed with the voicing an the giant mech like thing…the dragon armor i think? Was wondering if i was the only one who saw this fine gem!

        • Gigus

          dood you make this prinny feel a little old now :( *insert old prinny jpeg*

          The dragon armor is a guymelef and like the title thats the name of the victorian style mech. Fudge now you’re really making me feel old XD.

          • TheBlackRabbit

            Come on now your not old :3 lol this is a great movie too. besides older people are more knowledgeable for the most part. oh white wings i just saw :D

            • Gigus

              You’re not helping DX. I know I’m not old, I just watched what older kids watched also -_-. Like I said before I barely remember the anime. I do remember there was a complete set that came with an exclusive black escaflowne figure. Is this what you got?

              http://i.ebayimg.com/t/HUGE-LOT-Escaflowne-Perfect-Vision-8-DVD-Box-Set-THE-MOVIE-ULTIMATE-Figure-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/qWwAAMXQWzNSmzhK/$_57.JPG

              • TheBlackRabbit

                YES! :D got it for 10. i am happy with the product. oh an if you dont mind can you tell me your age? you have me curious now that you said that XD

                • Gigus

                  Nope I’m 99 yrs old and a robot prinny :P And wow! ten bucks is a steal.

                  http://media.gamerevolution.com/images/misc/prinny-gundam.jpg

                  • TheBlackRabbit

                    awww come one such a tease. I wanna know even more now! Prinny robot huh? not too shabby! looks like the guy with all the guns from gundam wing!

                    • Gigus

                      yeah I just killed trowa barton and chopped off heavy arms head and put a prinny on it. Seriously you’re working a muscle memory XD

                      BTW, have you happened to vote already?

                      http://www.qwertee.com/product/fox-hound-academy

                    • TheBlackRabbit

                      lol yea i tend to do that. I have bad memory so when it starts up it starts up! an no i haven’t not yet, guess i will now. :3

                    • Gigus

                      Thank you! I need as many votes as I can get. Unfortunately, I’m starting to second guess my shirt design. Even if I do get enough votes, I might turn it down. I’m afraid the design is borrowing way too much from the original and it may not fall under fair use of copyright :/. Oh well, at least people like it XD.
                      Any thoughts on the design?

                    • TheBlackRabbit

                      i think the design is fun an awesome looking. Ihope you dont run into trouble D:

                    • Gigus

                      I hope not. I’m already trying to figure out ways on how I can change the design a bit more cause the core still hugely resembles the original fox hound logo. Right now I’m too tired to think. I think I’ll just play games XD Nice talking to you in this very barren open forum lol. I guess people don’t wanna reach 2k :P

                    • TheBlackRabbit

                      ^_^ it was a nice chat! lots of memories an the like. ps: gimme ur age plz ;D

  • $83030187

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  • $83030187

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=728806

    I’m surprised there isn’t an article about this. The artist behind Final Fantasy Tactics, The Tactics Ogre series, Vagrant Story, FFXII and the Bravely Default series has left Square Enix.

    • new_tradition

      It sounds startling at first, but there’s nothing suggesting he won’t still work on other SE things on a freelance basis. I mean, there was a recent thing about the BD:FF sequel with a new character. I find it unlikely Yoshida is suddenly not gonna work on the game now.

      Just off the top of my head, I know Nobuo Uematsu, Yoko Shimomura and Masashi Haumazu, very prevalent music composers for the big SE titles, don’t even work for SE anymore. But they’re still working on their projects anyways (Uematsu, maybe not as much…)

      I’m sure there’s more people like that *ponders*

      • $83030187

        I’d imagine he’ll still do contract work for the Bravely series, but there is always the chance something could come up, and he’d drop it. The fact that he left Square Enix after so many years says something, I think.

        Could things not be so hot at SE? People much wiser than I have suggested the same thing.

        I mean, when you’ve got Hiroyuki Ito making mobile games I have to wonder what is going on over there.

        • new_tradition

          One can only imagine…

          • $83030187

            I guess they’ll find a way to keep hanging in there as long as they’ve got Nomura.

            He bails, then shit is fucked up.

            • new_tradition

              Probably not right away xD

              Tabata has done well with Crisis Core, 3rd B-day and especially Type-0, so there’s still him.

              Heck, I’m a little hesitant to say this, but even Toriyama isn’t completely terrible. The guy worked on FFX, and I personally enjoyed the first FFXIII game a lot.

              I wanna believe in Kitase too, but I dunno what he’s done recently…

              But yeah, no Nomura would suck. I could already see that KH games would no longer be yearly installments, and in terms of him being hands on, it would just be character designs again.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    New open forum coming soonish.

  • Budgiecat

    That’s a bad angle shot. There’s better angles…

  • adhesive

    Oh Jesus, that’s like Hank Hill ass right there.

  • HighBrowDrifter

    I had to be careful what I post….cause you know, rules n’ stuff. But this one seemed….somewhat appropriate to justify my disgust lolz.

  • Budgiecat

    notice I have not posted anything lol

  • HighBrowDrifter

    Oh you!

  • HighBrowDrifter

    Lol You got that one right!….Holy Puss, I loled hard.