Open Forum #074
posted on 12.14.13 at 03:05 PM EDT by (@KazumaLynx)
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  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I’ve been busy. Sorry about the delay in making the new OF. This OF will have an actual header image when Sal gets around to posting one. =)

    • EX+

      No problem Zero! Everyone’s busy at times, right?

    • DarkLegacy

      It’s alright. This is my 10th OF that I’ve been on

  • TheExile285

    Took forever but my copy of GE2 finally came in Tuesday! Been playing nonstop; the game is great.

    I wonder how long it take Namco to patch in online for MP :V

    • DarkLegacy

      Just brought a Vita and plan on buying that. But not just GE2, I’m planning on buying a few JRPGS for it

      • TheExile285

        Persona 4 Golden & Ys Celceta are good.

        • $83030187

          Persona 4 Golden is reason enough to own a Vita.

        • DarkLegacy

          I’d buy Persona 4 Golden right now

          • Wolf Star

            I love that game!! :D

            • DarkLegacy

              Same here :D and all the Persona games

              • Wolf Star

                Agreed :) especially Persona 5

            • DarkLegacy

              And also I just found an FFXV screenshot. Mainly it’s on this site

              http://www.finalfantasy-fxn.net/index.php?page=media&name_id=xv_e3_2013&p=1

              • Wolf Star

                Nice :D can’t wait, I’m glad I have a PS4 ^^ and also yesterday I’ve played a PS4 game on my Vita.. It was awesome!! :D

                • DarkLegacy

                  I have not yet used remote play yet. Kinda doing that when I’m playing Killzone: Shadow Fall

                  • Wolf Star

                    Ooh nice :)

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Indeed. And it’ll be nice that when FFXV and KH3 are out then I will use remote play on both of them

                    • Wolf Star

                      Me too :D can’t wait :)

              • EX+

                That looks awesome!

    • Please enter your name.

      been doing the same, this game is fantastic. I’m hoping it’ll be in the beginning of January but I need to have enough of a chance to actually get some sick gear haha

  • $83030187

    I’m starting to think I’m not cut out for this stealth nonsense.

    I prefer my Metal Gear a little less Solid and a lot more RULES OF NATURE

    • EX+

      I understand that feeling.
      With fast paced action, I almost feel like I’m not thinking at all. It feels as if I’m moving.
      Just doing badass stuff is awesome to me.
      Stealth is good if you’re patient and careful.

      • $83030187

        My two favorite genres are action games and FPS games. Trying to play MGS on my PS3 did not work out well for me.

        I still don’t know why these guys wouldn’t stay down when I kept knocking them out.

    • Sevyne

      I prefer everything in life with a lot more RULES OF NATURE!

  • EX+

    Persona 4: Dancing All Night’s got me so hyped!

    Can’t wait to bust the dance floor with Yosuke’s crusty ass dancing! Yes, he was confirmed in the trailer. So hyped! Lol Naoto and Yukiko better be playable!
    In all seriousness, it’s looks quite fun. One of the reasons that I might be buying a VITA soon.

    Also, if you guys are wondering when we’ll get some more Persona 5 info, I think they’ll be talking about it in the Persona Magazine that gets revived this month. Correct me if I’m wrong on that.

    But seriously, who else laughed their ass off when they saw this:

    http://i.imgur.com/gXVQNtI.gif
    And check this out, it had me rolling:
    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/197gg8lwmqcwsgif/ku-xlarge.gif

    • DarkLegacy

      Lol. I might be laughing right now

      • Wolf Star

        Hi :D what’s up?? If you need help setting up wifi on your PS4 or PS Vita you can ask me :)

    • TheExile285

      Soon huh?

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00G9AYVTG

      I need some screencaps of Idol Chie like nao! ;V

      • TheExile285

        This should say now lol. God damn autocorrect lol

        • EX+

          Thanks! I’ll take this into account!

    • $83030187

      It’s genius!

      • EX+

        ‘Can you imagine the step?! He’s GENIUS!’

  • Gundam Gamer

    Hey guys! I’m new here. Big fan of fighting games and J-RPGs mostly. So yeah… Hi!

    • TheExile285

      Oh hey! Those are my two favorite types of games too lol.

      • Gundam Gamer

        Don’t know if there’s an option to “reply all”, but thanks everyone!

    • EX+

      Welcome Gundam-Senpai!

    • Fainaru Luna

      welcome!

    • Wolf Star

      Hi, welcome ^__^ I love JRPG games too and kind of fighting games (kind of)

    • DarkLegacy

      Hello. And I love JRPG and fighting games too. Enjoy your stay

    • Sevyne

      Hello and welcome.

  • Tac-Mex

    Just beat Killzone Shadow Fall, good game, however i have been spending more time playing GTA: Online and Devil May Cry HD Collection on my PS3 :/.

    This has been a pretty good year for JRPGS

    We got:

    -Final Fantasy XV
    -Kingdom Hearts 3
    -Persona 5

    and tons of others too :)

    • EX+

      Don’t forget Tales of Zestiria
      But yeah, this has been an awesome year for JRPG announcements.
      I think they’ll release like this:
      Persona 5 in February 2015 for the West.
      Tales of Zestria Spring 2015 for the West.
      Final Fantasy XV in April-May 2015 for Japan and May-July for the West.
      KH3 in 2016.

      • Wolf Star

        Umm tales of Zestria will be a world wide release and also there is no release date for now. Lol

        • EX+

          Oh I know. Just guessing.

          • Wolf Star

            Oh ok :) I think FFXV would come out in 2014 because.. well PS4 is easier to develop and idk what else lol. Meh it’s SE, I hope I don’t see another 13 game like 13-4 >_<

            • DarkLegacy

              You won’t see another XIII game. LR is suppose to be the last FFXIII game

              • Wolf Star

                Ok good :)

            • EX+

              Don’t worry about FF13. That shit is over and done with.
              It is plausible for FF15 to have a release date in late 2014. Watch out for my post on this is a minute.

              • Wolf Star

                That’s a relief, I’m glad that horrible 13 series is ending and FFXV will have a spotlight (for real) after this :) yeah I was thinking more and more about it and 2014 is a reasonable reason to release it because after FF13-3 is out in Feb and FF14 (PS4) is out in April, there is no other FF game to be announced, there is one FF game left witch is FF XV.

                • DarkLegacy

                  And don’t forget the series to FFXV that need to be announced

                  • Wolf Star

                    Oh yeah FF XV-2 and XV-3. :3 I hope :)

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Yes!! XV-2 and XV-3. Something we need and those are more than one

      • Gundam Gamer

        There’s also Atelier Escha and Logy comming West 2014. I wonder if we’ll have a third Alchemist of Dusk game.

    • $83030187

      My JRPG shopping list hasn’t been this big in years.

      Tales of Zestiria
      Drakengard 3
      Bravely Default
      Monolith Software’s X
      Persona 5
      Dark Souls II
      Final Fantasy XV
      Bravely Second

      And I just know every single one is going to launch next to a WRPG just to drive me nuts.

  • LordKaiser
    • Tac-Mex

      Yeah, i only use youtube as a mp3 player xD.

      I have a question, is Angry Joe a Mexican?

      • EX+

        I think he’s Spanish.

    • shogunknight

      This ID Content claim system has been there for a long time you know. Lets Players (predominantly for nintendo games) have been flagged for years so this wasnt a huge suprise to me. With the state of how game devs and publishers are trying to get something in this increasing cost of development period, it was bound to happen. Youtubes content ID system was just this years success compared to SOPA/PIPA/DRM. Sad that some lets players have left but some have gotten back their managed status and most publishers have aided and ironed out the terms to the youtubers already havent they?

      • LordKaiser

        It seems that what this does is not to block the content but to change the Owner of the video and there’s where the problem lies. Also it seems to be a automated system.

        • shogunknight

          Yes, so it seems. The system must have been set to be very sensitive to copyrighted material, enforced. I saw a statement from youtube stating that they could still dispute with these claims to restore their monetized status of those vids. So it boils down to the game publishers

          • LordKaiser

            They suspect that the RIAA is behind this.

            • shogunknight

              Yes, they may be in some video cases. Anyone under their copyright claim is very unfortunate, very strict corporation. Youtube videos may seem different for a while because of this, but hopefully, everyone would be okay

              • LordKaiser

                Also google makes money from these content partners like AVGN, Angry Joe etc. So TBH I don’t know what will happen.

    • EX+

      Yeah. It’s Myspace all over again.
      Hopefully DailyMotion can also get some more bells and whistles.
      The 2009 YT channel layout, less compression ETC.

      • shogunknight

        Truth is, no matter where anyone of them may go, theres a very high chance it would be the same. Most of these content claims are from the game publishers or creators themselves and majority of the game companies do not accept monetization of their game content. If another youtube springs from this issue, copyright claims will be created in that site as well for content creators and developers. Its quite a cycle

    • Rezar

      The content creators this Copyright Claims from a Content ID Bot will hit hardest to people who aren’t part of a network. This whole thing is ridiculous especially when I heard someone’s Saints Row video was claimed by THQ who folded early this year. I hope this gets straightened out.

  • jujubee88

    Happy “dress up in a funny costume day” everyone! :D

    • TheExile285

      Huh, love never heard of that. I’m dressed in a suit because I’m headed to a snoozefest weeding.

      • DarkLegacy

        You’re getting married?

        • TheExile285

          Haha, HELL NO! NEVER.

          Nah, stepbrothers weeding

          • EX+

            Ah I see. I’m not that into weddings either.

          • DarkLegacy

            Oh. Weddings isn’t my kind of thing. Only gaming and watching anime is my kind of thing lol

          • jujubee88

            Have a good time. Bring your VITA.

            • DarkLegacy

              I see you’re joining in the wedding? Then let us all bring our Vita’s with us

  • $83030187
    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      I tried watching this show but couldn’t get into it. =/

      I’m currently watching: Nagi no Asukara, Outbreak Company, Log Horizon, and Golden Time.

      • $83030187

        I have never heard of those other shows. :P I’m not big into anime.

      • TheExile285

        Log Horizon and Outbreak Company are great!

    • TheExile285

      Oh god yes!

      • $83030187

        Shit was craaaaaaaazy. She completely turned the show upside-down.

    • Gundam Gamer

      She looks both cute and scary. What is this from?

      • $83030187

        Kill la Kill.

  • mesul6anme

    Can someone tell why do SE keeps not mentioning the vita version of FFX HD on the English trailer “square’s UK/NA YouTube channels” yet they do mention it on their Japanese channel ?. Is the game not coming out for vita outside of Japan ?, I’m really looking forward to play it on vita and this thing is driving me crazy everytime I notice it.

    • TheExile285

      Its still being released in the West, SE US/EU are just neglecting it. The PS3 version has a release date but Vita version doesn’t. They said its not cancelled so I hope its just Sony working with SE to get the Vita bundle and Twin Pack released in NA/EU.

      • Elvick

        If it’s not, then fail on Sony and SE.

    • mesul6anme
    • $83030187

      The Vita versions are getting localized, but aren’t releasing on the same day the PS3 game is.

      I’m going to assume that SE is going to send the Vita versions to die at a later date.

  • DarthBrian

    Wasteland 2 beta started!

    Awesome so far. Really enjoying it. Exactly what I hoped for in a new Wasteland game. I played the hell out of the original when it was first released in 1988. ^_^

  • Azuardo

    Bravely Default is getting really good right now. I think I’m getting near the end.

    • Wolf Star

      I have to wait until February 7,2014 to come out for NA .. Europe is lucky :(

      • Azuardo

        Yeah, it’s one of the few times we are :)

        It’ll be worth the wait, though, I assure you.

        • Wolf Star

          Waiting isn’t that bad and plus I heard positive things about this game :) I got a question? Is the battle system fun?? and not like FF13 battle?? Also is English voices good or bad?? from the trailer it sounded bad (I like English dub but this one is.. umm idk)

          • Azuardo

            Battle system is very fun. It’s nothing like FF13; it is strictly turn-based like classic FF games, so you get as long as you want to plan your moves. It’s very tactical in that regard. I definitely have been enjoying this battle system.

            English voices are… mostly bad. The thing with the English voices is that many of them will grow on you, and there are some good ones, but for the most part, it’s cringe-worthy and poor. It baffles me why JRPG English voices continue to be awful. Again, it’s something you can get used to, but they’re not good really. Remember that Japanese voices are also an option, though.

            • Wolf Star

              That’s good :) I really enjoyed FF7 battle system the most, I played 13 and 13-2 I didn’t enjoy them. I’ve played FF 7 crisis core and FF12 I enjoyed those games too. That’s about it. Yeah some English dubs are good but from the trailer I have seen for flying fairy is the most awful English dub I’ve ever heard. I really enjoy English dub and sometimes Japan subs but from the trailer it went overboard for me. I’m soo switching to Japanese audio. :D

              • Azuardo

                Nice. With BD, it’s a turn-based battle system like FF1-3, unlike FF4-9, which used the ATB system. Even though you could set those games to Wait in certain instances, BD is definitely just a traditional turn-based “I go; you go” kind of thing. Just so you know :)

                • Wolf Star

                  Sweet can’t wait ^^ I’m soo getting this game :)

            • Wolf Star

              http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RwJeZPMhdUk
              For example… Awesome English dub… (Take notes Nintendo!! XD lol) hehe

              • Azuardo

                Haha, you know what? Some of those voices reminded me of some BD characters XD I wonder if they were the same o.o Honestly, some BD characters will probably stick out as being good, and others not good, and I generally feel that’s the case in most JRPGs. I honestly can’t think of many JRPGs I’ve played where the English dubs were good for pretty much most of the characters… Persona 4 springs to mind. As does Catherine, which obviously isn’t a JRPG, but was a Japanese game which got a great dub.

                A personal dream of mine would be to one day have a JRPG that has truly realistic levels of voice acting on the levels of something like The Last of Us.

                But as a side note, I think the level of writing is what holds great voice acting back in JRPGs sometimes. The games are too full of cliches and such, that no matter how good a VA can be, sometimes the writing just makes it suck.

                • Wolf Star

                  Yeah characters in the trailer, when I watched for the first time.. They remind me of another anime characters that I cannot think of. Somehow one or two characters reminds me of bleach or some other show or game. We will know soon enough lool also watch this trailer :) http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B9vI-J9QtCE
                  It has really good English dub and also the main character is the same person who did Joel in the last of us ^^

                  • Azuardo

                    Now that’s interesting. I didn’t know it was Troy Baker. That’s also much more appealing to me because he’s a main character with a deep voice. In my experience with the Tales series, that’s not been the case before, and probably hasn’t helped in me not enjoying the voice acting.

                    I know we aren’t really going to get production levels of Uncharted in JRPGs, but it’d be nice to get more believable dubs in them more often. FFXV obviously has big production values, so I just hope they really back it up with quality dubbing.

                    • EX+

                      Same here! I hope Yuri Lowenthal voices’ Noct, Jesse Mcartney voices Prompto, Johnny Yong Bosch as Ignis and-well… can’t think of someone for Gladioulos.

                    • Wolf Star

                      Yeah that’s the guy ^^ he’s an awesome voice actor :) and also yeah I hope we get FF XV and I pray to god we won’t get FF 13 voice actors again.. lighting was “meh” it reminded me of Kristen Stewart for some reason. FFXV will be amazing :)

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

    Really getting into ゴッドイ−タ−2,some of the later missions get hectic when you have to fight multiple high lvl アラガミ.

    The character episodes are really good optional content for the game, lets you find out more about each of the characters that have them. Favorite so far is probably Gilbert, pretty tragic but great story plot.

    So far my favorite overall characters are シエル and エリナ、シエル seems reserved but it’s just her demeanor. Once the story develops more she’s really cool. With エリナshe may seem rude but she’s felt held back by her squad and once you start interacting with her she’s awesome.

    • DarthBrian

      I understood some of those words.

    • TheExile285

      What did you write a portion of this in Japanese?

    • PrinceHeir

      Cieru is voiced by Mamiko Noto-san right?

      heard her voice in one of the reveal trailers early this year ^^

      soo good!

  • $83030187

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/fb3004e16f54f8501730a0ebdc328544/tumblr_mt86nsUvt31shwea5o1_500.gif

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=734259

    According to the review from Dengeki, Drakengard 3’s plot is the peak of the series, and that some moments in the game will have you screaming at your TV.

    Every other game can go home.

    • DarthBrian

      WANT!

      • Gundam Gamer

        WANT SO BAD!

    • DesmaX

      Sweet, the world need more messed-up games

    • bloodiOS

      Yes! I’ll lap it right up and soak it right in!

    • Anime10121

      Oh boy. The hype is intensifying!!!!

  • jujubee88

    It’s got me nervous that Capcom is about to die and SE is struggling with its identity. We might never see a true next gen JRPG if these Japanese companies with big money keep on struggling.

    SEGA is my last hope. If the Persona staff revive their old IP or get a huge injection of cash and staff I can see SEGA leading a JRPG revival.

    What Japanese game makers do you think will really make a stand-out JRPG for PS4?

    • $83030187

      FromSoftware.

      • jujubee88

        Googling now….

        edit: Oh, right. They are good. Buy they depend on big budget a lot, I think.

        • $83030187

          The Souls games, yo.

          • shogunknight

            And Armored core, but armored core isnt an rpg……its still awesome

            • jujubee88

              I’ve seen a lot of Dark Souls and played a bit of Armored Core. They are technically good but they seem like a big budget developer who’s cash cow is the Souls series. So, it’s hard to grasp how that studio will pan out in making a stand out JRPG when (most of) the Japanese gaming scene is going through budget constraints or just looking for iterations on established intellectual properties.

              • $83030187

                FromSoftware is in no way a big-budget developer.

                And I’d argue that the Souls series is the most stand-out franchise that has come out of Japanese gaming in years.

                • jujubee88

                  From another website,

                  The developer also acknowledged and apologised for issues which plagued the game at launch.

                  “There were technical difficulties. I don’t believe that it’s okay to have them, but realistically speaking, it was quite a large-scale game – even in terms of budget and expectations,” he explained.

                  “So we’re very sorry for the trouble we’ve caused by our processing errors and bugs from Japan. It was a title that we haven’t really experienced in all aspects, so there were areas where we felt our technical side couldn’t keep up with the game’s scope, like an increasingly growing ache.

                  “I didn’t mind the growing pains. We accept the game as it is, and that it’s just a part of the learning curve.”

                  http://www.vg247.com/2012/01/31/dark-souls-creator-masochistic-made-the-game-for-himself/

                  So, they are in a way big-budget developer. They are not “in now way a big-budget developer” like you put it. :P

                  • $83030187

                    I don’t see how that means anything. Only big budget games are glitchy or something?

                    Dark Souls may have been large for FromSoft, but it is still a mid-tier game.

                    If it was a AAA game, they would have been upset with over 2 million sales, not over-the-moon like they were.

                    • jujubee88

                      I’m talking about adjusting for inflation something of a stand-out like Disgaea on PS2 and comparing that to Dark Souls (when it was released).

                      The budget parity there was way different. And I’m looking at that because, well, I’m just not confident that Japanese publishers will have the cash to give these JRPG talent.

                      Sure, Namco can balance their books and release a Souls game around the avg budget they have and they will have the demand from the install base already, but what about future, new IP?

                      What about the JRPG’s we don’t see coming? (Like a Disgaea on PS2.)

                      So far, my hopes lay on the veteran JRPG teams crowd-sourcing stuff like Project Pheonix and SEGA getting more of their IP’s revived and out having Persona team manage the JRPG side of the biz.

                  • bloodiOS

                    More like a large-scale game in comparison to other titles that they’ve previously developed…

                    • jujubee88

                      Fair enough. (But that’s a big digression from the topic at hand)

                      And..I’m not all that psyched to jump into a “Souls” game on PS4. I feel like the game might have played itself out and I’d have to really look at the mechnics and new stuff added but that doesn’t seem “next gen” (or even creative) enough for me. Having yet another installment?

                      I’d be happy to be proven wrong! =3

    • DesmaX

      Project Phoenix is coming to PS4 too

      • jujubee88

        I was thinking about the team behind that and I’m looking forward to that game. It will give a good idea how the team works on a budget and how much creativity the team has.

        In all honesty, the idea of JRPG talent going the crowd-sourcing route seems much better (from a creativity and business sense) than them going to a publisher that will force them to make phone apps or generic crap.

    • EX+

      SE and Capcom can redeem themselves… more so SE.
      FF15 looks to be very ambitious and while they are focusing a lot on mobiles, they still have consoles in mind.
      Aside from that, yeah I agree/ Sega really hit the jackpot when the bought Atlus.

      • $83030187

        I can only imagine the insane amount of money that has been sunk into FFXV.

        Square needs to get their shit together. These crazy long development times are going to kill them if they don’t change things.

        • jujubee88

          Good point. One of the reasons SCE are such a force in the gaming industry is because teams like ND can iterate on popular IP like Uncharted at a fast clip.

          Japanese publishers (most) tend to create a very rigid environment where bigger games take forever to make.

          Team ICO got a serious lashing by SCE bosses. And, unless Polyphony have been working on a PS4 thing to be released in 2014, they 100% will be reprimanded.

      • jujubee88

        The problem with Square is that they need to have an identity and unless FF15 totally knocks everyone’s socks off and reminds us why the series demands our time and attention again, I just don’t know what more they could do for the JRPG genre.

        SE has already shown they don’t know how to revive their old gems or make good new FF games. Maybe if FF10 is good.

        IDK, I’m just not all that confident SE’s Eidos can compete with the west (where they get a lot of their money these days). And I just like the odds of SEGA doing more for JRPG’s.

    • Elvick

      Capcom wouldn’t be doing any big JRPG anyway.

      I hope Capcom crashes and burns. They’re not big enough (mainstream enough) to screw over their dedicated fans and survive like EA and Activision.

  • Gundam Gamer

    Is there anyone here waiting for a port of Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late? ;__;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMktx67sOqE

    • $83030187

      I swear, a new anime fighting game filled with characters I have never heard of pops up every day.

      Or are these characters original to this game? I can never tell. :P

      • Pyrofrost

        It’s a type-moon fighter, IIRC

        • $83030187

          What is that?

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

            A fighter made by Type-Moon. Type-Moon being most well known for the Fate series.

          • Pyrofrost

            They are the group most known for things like Tsukihime, Fate, and Melty Blood.

            Melty Blood is the series French Bread collaborated with them on, and French Bread is also the current developers of Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax.

        • $18114340

          It’s not. These are French Bread original characters. The entire reason why they made this game was to break away from Melty Blood. They just stuck Sion in there because they were the ones who came up with the concept, so I guess they’re attached to her.

          • Pyrofrost

            Thanks for the correction. I did not completely recall.

            I just remembered that they did a good bit of work with them making several Melty Blood games.

      • Gundam Gamer

        I think it has some original and some crossover characters. Anime fighting games can be very similar, but I love fighting games and sometimes they make some characters that I really want to play with!

        • Pyrofrost

          IIRC, it’s a cross over with type-moon characters from FATE, melty blood, and etc. I think they threw in an original character or two, but I don’t recall.

          EDIT: gold163 corrected me, my apologies.

          • Gundam Gamer

            Fate too? I don’t know much about type-moon. Only watched Fate/Stay Night and Fate/Zero.

      • $18114340

        These are (mostly) original characters. The game is developed by French Bread, who did Melty Blood and are also right now developing the Dengeki Bunko fighter.

        The characters that aren’t original are Eltnum, who is basically Sion from Melty Blood (but as an unrelated character in this canon, since French Bread came up with her design in the first place), and they also surprisingly introduced Akatsuki from Akatsuki Blitzkampf (another doujin fighter from ways back). There are also rumors that they’re interested in including a Skullgirls character.

    • $18114340

      As long as it stays Japan-exclusive with no mention of a console port, I really can’t muster up the energy to care. It definitely looks MUCH better than the original, though. I’d be excited if there was the possibility that I could play it.

  • bloodiOS

    I recently recalled an interview with Nomura way back in 2008 where he mentioned that Stella Nox Fleuret “is the first female character that will stand out from all previous Final Fantasy’s” (Link) Personally, I adore Ms. Fleuret the first time I saw her, and that feeling hasn’t changed, not even after her character design was altered. That said, I seriously don’t see how she can possibly stand out from other female characters in the series,… unless she turns out to be a really vile character! *Cackle*

    She can’t just be any vile character though, that simply isn’t enough. The game should only let Ms. Fleuret reveal her true color after the party has defeated the final boss, seemingly ended the conflict and saved the world. THAT will be the moment where Ms. Fleuret betrays and murders all the members of the main party, including young Caelum, thus becoming the only one left in world with the power to reign over the divine power of the Crystal! But of course, to intensify the “feels”, this should only occur after she was finally “convinced” by young duckbutt to join his side (or so he thought), after several encounters with them throughout the game. In any case, after having annihilated the party, she will then secretly manipulate and drive the conflict between all nations to the point where every place on the planet turns into a graveyard through wars and destrustion (don’t care how.) Then, Ms. Fleuret will emerge from ruins as a savior, a goddess who has absolute control over the Crystal, and rule over mankind, all the by herself.

    The game ends with the world dancing in the palms of Stella Nox Fleuret. If that actually happens, I think she will definitely stand out and be remembered for a long time…

    • shogunknight

      Ahhh, so thats her name

    • EX+

      That’s completely unrealistic bro. Lol I think you just want Noct to die. Why don’t you like him again? Lol
      Stella could be a bit… darker than usual. She could be motivated to protect Tenebrae and win Luciis’ Crystal for her country in the beginning of the game, but then she could believe that she’s some sort of guardian of mankind and could set out to simply destroy the crystal. Kinda like that guy who thought he was ‘saving’ people in You know what 4.
      I honestly think Regis is gonna die with Noct by his side and then the light that welcomes expired souls into the heavens will show up. This will make Noctis full of negative feelings. Much like Roxas.
      Anger from seeing his father die in front of him, frustration from getting the crystal swiped from his Kingdom, hatred towards those who put his under siege, sorrow from continuously seeing a light that indicates that someone has died, etc.
      Noct and the gang aren’t gonna die dude.

      • bloodiOS

        Of course it sounds unrealistic, but there really isn’t much else that can possibly make her or the game “stand out”.

        • EX+

          Aha! That’s it! That’s what Nomura meant.
          Noctis stands out to male FF characters. Why? Look at him as a real person and he looks like one of those teenagers who watches anime and is shy around girls.
          He puts on a badass act (which his friends can easily see through) because he’s a prince.
          Stella will stand out from people like Lightning and Fang because she’ll act like a real women. She’ll have worries for Noct, even though she’s against him. She might actually like it when Prompto hits on her. She might want to be a normal girl, but because of her position, she’d have loads of responsibility on her shoulders. Kinda like Yukiko.

          • bloodiOS

            Well, we’ll just have to see how the final game turns out then, because we can speculate all day long, but I am not convinced.

            • EX+

              I get where you’re coming from. You seem like a ‘see it to believe it’ person. Not a bad thing BTW. But trust me. Nomura is good at making realistic characters.
              I don’t think many people noticed something about Sora in KH1.
              Sora started out as a very selfish and somewhat cocky kid. He was only interested in what he wanted to do in what he wanted to save in the beginning. But as he traveled to all the different worlds and created new bonds, he realised that he was a small part of an amazingly good cause. He sacrificed many things that he probably couldn’t even think of.

              • bloodiOS

                That’s one of the reasons I like the game, really.

                EDIT: But that’s just Kingdom Hearts, when we talk about FFXV and its characters, I don’t know,… I’m just expecting something that screams “revolutionary” right in my face when I see it. Perhaps that was unrealistic…

                • EX+

                  Of course.
                  We should also remember that Disney has a very big part in the story and characters of KH. People like Roxas (who’s probably the most relatable KH character, for me at least) are 50% Nomura. Imagine 100% Nomura.

                  • bloodiOS

                    *LOL* I’ll be honest, when I first caught news that the game is going to have Disney characters, I abhorred it so much. It wasn’t until years later down the road when I borrowed the game from my younger cousin that I finally got hooked ;)

                    • Samsara09

                      that is kingdom hearts’s magic.I too once thought shit about it….and well,I am deep in this series too.

              • Wolf Star

                Have you seen monsters faces in FFXV (Jesus Christ!! I never seen that detail on a monsters expression before) can’t wait for FFXV Nomura is amazing!! :3

                • EX+

                  Nomura said the expression of the monsters was gonna get even better. Along with the graphics.

                  • Wolf Star

                    Nomura never seems to fail me. He is amazing with all of this. I’m glad we have waited and can’t wait for FF XV. Even with KH3 (yeah I know it’s to early but it’s going to be good)

  • $83030187

    When it comes to who is going to rule role-playing games, both American and Japanese developers have to watch out for the European devs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqQ3LeBgGDM

    When THAT can be made for less than $20 million, you just can’t win.

    • jujubee88

      From Poland! :D

      I’d like more Eastern European RPG’s with a couple mil dollar budget and good staff. Just the total dark spin that section of the world has on mythology and dark story telling is fascinating. Stuff most westerners probably haven’t heard of.

      I mean, I didn’t even know what a Witcher was before the game came out. Seeing a lot of LP’s I now know. I get a sense of what the author (who wrote the oringinal novels) might have been describing when making up the “character” and story in “The Witcher”. And it’s pretty cool.

      More EERPG’s!

      • $83030187

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

        Here is another one. This one is actually a collaboration between German and Polish devs if I’m remembering right.

        • jujubee88

          Meh. That trailer didn’t really sell me on any of it’s ‘I sound like a spartan man!’ schtick.

          If it’s like Monster Hunter though that would be interesting!

          • $83030187

            Games like “Dark Souls” and “Borderlands” have been thrown around when describing it, so I’m going to at least keep an eye on it.

            • jujubee88

              It’s just that I’m not into games that try and make me feel like a (stereotypical) badass. That’s such a dumb sell.

              I accuse a lot of western RPG games of this and hate them for it.

              • $83030187

                Eh. I like WRPGs more than JRPGs these days, so to each their own.

                • jujubee88

                  I’m not being judgmental of good RPG’s (regardless of region). Just the crappy ones.

                  I call it like I see it and give crappy JRPG and their crappy tropes just as much heck.

  • EX+

    So, after looking at the story and gameplay trailers of FF15, I can say the game is kinda inconsistent in graphical quality.
    But never fear! Nomura said the final product would look even better than both trailers. And of course more consistent in quality.
    Seriously, this looks amazing and he’s gonna make it even better.
    Nomura Magic FTW!!

    • bloodiOS

      Honestly, we should only judge this game once it hits retail stores.

      • EX+

        You’re right… but I’m a speculating derp guy! Lol
        I hope you don’t dislike me because of that, but I really like reading the opinions of our fellow Gematsuians.

        • bloodiOS

          Nah, no ill intent there. I just like posting whatever, man, Don’t mind it.

      • Wolf Star

        I’ve already judged by the trailers since 2006 what more do I need?? It already looks amazing. It’s Nomuras game, he doesn’t disappoint the fans.

        • bloodiOS

          You need a copy of the game in your hands, don’t you? ;)

          • DarkLegacy

            Everyone needs it in there hands

          • Wolf Star

            Yep hahah :D

        • LordKaiser

          Remember White Knight Chronicles early trailer? Remember how awesome the game looked and how the characters had cooperative abilities etc?

          • Wolf Star

            I haven’t seen the early trailer, I have seen only lunch trailer. Plus I haven’t heard about the game until it got released in the states lol

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

            Eldore could’ve been cool…

    • Wolf Star

      FF XV will replace all of FF13 series (it’s already is lool). Nomura is saving the day!! :D

    • DarkLegacy

      Nomura knows how to make people’s dreams come true

    • Elvick

      Most FF games had inconsistant graphics.

      Battle sprites were better and more detailed, until FFVI used the same ones on field and in battle. <3

      And then that returned with FFVII, and FFVIII. Can't really remember if FFIX had the same problem or not. But mix in the CG and it's definitely odd.

      X had 3 different quality models per character. And NPCs were terrible.

      XII was more consistent from memory.

      KH also had that problem. Getting more solid overall, but still an issue for SE.

  • bloodiOS

    I want this as a game. Seriously! It seems to have so much potential!

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      They said and keep saying it is simply a tech demo.

      • bloodiOS

        Duh, I know that! I’m just stating what I want.

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

          I see… seems kind of pointless though doesn’t it? Or else I’d keep asking for Type-0. Assholes.

          • bloodiOS

            Well, that’s what the Open Forum is for, man.

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

              Is it? I thought it was to discuss anything gaming related or not.

              • bloodiOS

                It’s right up there:

                The Open Forum is your domain for anything and everything.

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

                  “Whatever you feel is inappropriate to discuss in other threads, you can discuss here.”

                  • bloodiOS

                    So, I stated what I want, and how awesome it would be if it comes true. People can feel free reject or accept what I stated, no skin off anyone’s nose.

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

                      True enough, besides my statement was about the pointlessness of saying you want something. Unless you are the company behind it then… nothing will happen.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Pointless discussions are, nonetheless, discussions. As long that I’m not spamming it, I don’t see a problem.

  • EX+

    So… who are you top 5 voice actors? They can be Japanese, or English speaking.
    5. Crispin Freeman as Kyon.
    4. Junko Takeuchi as Lambo and Naruto.
    3. Sam Riegel in ANYTHING.
    2. Johnny Yong Bosch in ANYTHING. Adachi, Koizumi, Lelouche, anything!
    1. Yuri Lowenthal in ANYTHING. Cecil from FFIV, Yosuke from Persona 4, Sasuke anything.

    • bloodiOS

      Troy Baker, man! Troy Baker for everything! (Jokes)

      • EX+

        Oh yeah!

      • DarthBrian

        Boo this person! Boo!!! :p

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      I don’t really know many VAs… but I do like your top 3.

    • DarthBrian

      1. Maaya Sakamoto <3
      2. Megumi Hayashibara <3
      3. Aya Hirano <3
      4. Rie Kugimiya <3
      5. Jennifer Hale <3

    • Samsara09

      Laura bailey,Troy baker
      Liam o’brian,Richard Epcar
      that guy Travis with that fucking epic voice
      hell,there are many…tara strong…but I don’t know the names.I can,however,recognize the voices.That sucks,though.

    • mesul6anme

      Troy Baker, Quinton Flynn and Nolan North

    • PrinceHeir

      top 5? that’s hard! guess it depends on my mood by this are my favorites for now

      Top 5 Male

      1. Ootsuka, Akio (Snake; Metal Gear Solid) DEFINITELY #1 for me

      2. Kiuchi, Hidenobu (Hei: Darker Than Black)

      3. Sugita Tomzaku (Joseph Joestar; JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)

      4. Michael Gough (Dan Smith; Killer is Dead)

      5. Nolan North (Nathan Drake; Uncharted)

      Top 5 Female

      1. Noto, Mamiko (Sawako; Kimi ni Todoke) DEFINITELY #1 for me

      2. Sakamoto, Maaya (Lightning; Lightning Returns FFXIII)

      3. Sawashiro, Miyuki (Ayane; Kimi ni Todoke)

      4. Paku, Romi (Nana Osaki; NaNa)

      5. Tanaka, Atsuko (Motoko; Ghost in the Shell)

      of course these changes every year so it’s not always the same.

      except for my top 1 male and female.

      Akio Otsuka and Mamiko Noto are the best actors in the business. simply amazing.

  • bloodiOS

    I’ve talked about this before and I want to talk about it again. I want a movie that focuses on the Machina War between Bevelle and Zanarkand, told from the perspective of Yunalesca. If done right, I personally think it could be really amazing. Seriously, you don’t even need to play FFX to grasp the plot of this movie. And being a movie, it can be as gritty as it needs to.

  • $83030187
    • bloodiOS

      First thought: Smug as hell XD

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Smaug as hell. o.o Anyways. She is a white mage. Not many other classes can heal you, she deserves respect.

  • EX+

    This is who I think the voice actors should be for FF15.
    Noctis – Yuri Lowenthal
    Prompto – Johnny Yong Bosch
    Ignis – Sam Riegel
    Gladiolus – Matthew Mercer (the voice of Alvin it TOX)

    • Samsara09

      Cor-Crispin freeman…or someone with an epic voice…but not so epic and hammy to the point of chewing everything.

      • EX+

        Crispin Freeman for Cor= Hell Yeah!

        • Samsara09

          heh,still,SE rarely screws up with VA.Still,your choices are just epic.Still,VA depends on the caracter and we know almost nothing about them.

          • EX+

            Thanks! I think Crispin Freeman for Cor would be absolutely perfect. If he pulls off a slightly deeper and gruffer voice-damn.

          • EX+

            And the curly red headed dude? Quinton Flynn.

            • Samsara09

              Nomura entrusted him with all his red haired guys…or so he said.I think I heard it somewhere….

    • mesul6anme

      Nolan North – Prompto
      Troy Baker – Ignis
      Travis Willingham – Gladiolus
      David Gallagher – Noctis
      the guy with an umbrella in the trailer should be voice by the guy who play axel in KH, his name is Quinton Flynn.

  • $83030187
    • bloodiOS

      Can’t come out soon enough…

      • $83030187

        I hope it does well enough to spawn a franchise.

        Hell, it probably will given the attention it got and the anticipation still surrounding it.

        • jujubee88

          I like how you are already talking about sequels. The 2D mechanics and visual style of the game is awe-inspiring.

          • $83030187

            Is that a bad thing? :P

            • jujubee88

              No. Just in your mind. ;)

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Alright you got me… what is it?

      • bloodiOS

        You can check out the details here:

        http://kck.st/1e78Qoh

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

          Oh that game… I didn’t really look into it before. It looks cool, but eh.

    • PrinceHeir

      reminds me of Evangelion :P

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

        I don’t see it at all ._.

        Those don’t look like Angels and Shinji never took one on foot with what looks like a sword, lol.

        • PrinceHeir

          i think the mouth and eyes resembles Eva 01 :D

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

          Heh. The game actually does have an Angel in it.

      • bloodiOS

        It reminds me of Nausicaä of The Valley of The Wind.

  • LordKaiser
    • $83030187

      Why would it be dudebro? Deus Ex and Thief aren’t.

      • LordKaiser

        It art-style will be western… Characters will look like Skrym

        • $83030187

          Why would an Eidos game look like a Bethesda game?

          I think having an Eidos developed Final Fantasy would be pretty cool.

          • LordKaiser

            They will look like Tomb Raider characters or something XD. Idk but there’s something about western RPGs that unmotivated me and I can’t point what it is. maybe is because people personalities seems to be ordinary like any everyday person…

      • $18114340

        Compared to the originals, they kind of are.

        • $83030187

          Not in artstyle.

          Just in…everything else. >_>

    • bloodiOS

      Heh…

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      No. No. No. No. No.

      • $18114340

        Come on, it’s not like it could have gotten any worse.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar
        • $83030187

          Fortress looked like it would’ve been cool.

          http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=75889399&amp;

          At least cooler than anything that’s come out of Final Fantasy in the past few years.

          • $18114340

            What about Type-0? :trollface:

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

              >_> Can I kill you. Please?

              • $18114340

                Kill me like Square Enix killed Final Fantasy?

                Okay, I’ll stop now.

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

                  They are killing themselves as whole, is what they are doing.

            • $83030187

              I don’t think I have seen any media for that game at all.

              To Google!

    • DesmaX

      Much rather have one by Eidos than by Square-Enix, to be honest

      • $83030187

        I mean, it’s not like Square Enix is just going to let Eidos roll up their sleeves and ruin everything.

        Toriyama already did that for them.

    • Elvick

      But, Eidos can’t get hair right.

      Final Fantasy is all about great hair. Even if the game sucks, it needs it’s hair. It’s a staple.

  • $83030187

    So. Honest question time, and go easy on me, because I am being genuine.

    What is the big deal about Final Fantasy Type-0?

    • jujubee88

      I had a PSP and never played it. But it was the biggest PSP game before PSP all but died to the eyes of people in the US. So there’s that (from my perspective anyways).

    • bloodiOS

      The big deal is: it’s not localized! Whether it’s good or not, I just don’t know, because I can’t play it without it’s being localized first! And that ticks me off.

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

      The big deal is, it was a bit different from the recent stuff we had been getting. It was party based, which is something we’ve been straying away from in FF (outside of XIV anyway), and if I remember correctly… It was turn based too, which is also something rare these days. It has been a loooooooong ass time since I’ve played it (it sure feels that way anyway), but I remember thoroughly enjoying it.

      I just kept having difficulty sticking with one party because there were a lot of awesome characters to choose from, haha.

    • $18114340

      Just something the other chaps forgot to mention about Type-0 not being localized:

      IIRC (no source on this, but I’m sure it’s on Gematsu somewhere) Square Enix had said that they were like 90-100% done with localization of most in-game assets. Basically, the localization of the game was finished.

      They never released it, not even digitally on PSN where Vita owners would happily play it.

      So the big deal is Square Enix being incredibly stupid business-wise, as usual.

      Is the game actually as good as people say it is? We wouldn’t know. We almost had a chance to, though, which is the silly part.

      EDIT: Here we go:

      http://gematsu.com/2012/11/rumor-final-fantasy-type-0-localization-nearly-completed-in-2011

      • $83030187

        I always thought there was more to it than the game just not getting localized.

    • Budgiecat

      Just watch the intro and if you’re not hooked from it over the crap J-dramafest of FF XIII I cant help ya

  • jujubee88

    Dat fresh Soul Saga-ness soundtrack, yo!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbBf9naupnk

    • bloodiOS

      I wonder how long it’ll take before Aivi’s name is widely-known in the industry…

      • jujubee88

        Got any more clips of his/hers stuff?

        • bloodiOS

          Here:

          http://bit.ly/1dBteKK

          • jujubee88

            Danke.

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

    So, there’s something that has been causing a bit of commotion recently that I figured I’d pass along to get your opinions and such. To sum it up… This 16 year old kid crashed into someone’s vehicle while he was drunk, killing all four passengers. Well, when he went to court, a psychologist defended him by stating the kid suffered from something known as “affluenza”.

    What’s that, you ask? Apparently, it’s someone who is spoiled rich their whole life who has no grasp of consequences for their actions. They are unable to distinguish right from wrong due to having so much money. So, basically… This kid gets away with a slap on the wrist because he’s rich. Now, I’ve heard of plenty of people simply buying their way out of cases like this (usually corporations), but never have I heard a defense as pathetic as this.

    Judge: “What does the defense have to say about this?”
    Defender: “He’s rich, your honor.”
    Judge: “Sounds good enough to me.”

    I mean, what the hell happened here exactly? Well, in any case… The kid walked out of the courtroom with 10 years of probation and that’s it. Needless to say, people are furious.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/massive-uproar-over-the-teenager-who-won-a-drunk-driving-cas

    • jujubee88

      Well, we create laws to be enforced. And driving is a great privilege.

      The issue is, people take the law very lightly and are very entitled. That’s why texting and driving accidents will always happen.

      The solution is to work better as a society and look after one another better. That always has been and always will be the solution.

      • $18114340

        kid is 16. Says he was driving since 13.

        this isn’t a case of just someone being entitled. It’s not society’s problem. It’s HIS problem. He should deal with it and take jail time, but he gets a slap on the wrist.

        who the fuck bought out this judge?

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

        This has nothing to do with society. This has to do with us not enforcing the laws which are already in place. For once, society isn’t the problem here, the judicial system is.

        Rich or not… If you do the crime, you should pay the time.

        • jujubee88

          Advance the conversation on how to make the world a better place (which is the entire philosophy behind law enforcement).

          ..Sorry, I can not participate in the metaphorical sea of white-noise by saying “let the kid go” or “throw him in jail”. I’m not going to make emotional spam like that online and would much rather talk philosophies behind improving the world that we live in (to prevent these kind of future occurrences) than anything else.

          Think about how a world would be a better place, create that blueprint and the law behind that. Write to a Texas Senator. Do some scientific research on the so called “affluenza” mental disorder and share what you have deduced to inform and make the world a more informed place to live in after this case. Do something about this, don’t just use a hashtag!

          It’s not that hard to not just use a hashtag and whine on twitter. Writing and getting a response back from your local senators and getting a peaceful protest together for a meaningful cause should not be that hard to do.

          Again, I’m a peaceful person at heart and I’m always deep in perspective. And I just plain will not reduce an issue I think is so important and deserves action to just rest in 140 characters in a server online somewhere. I know websites would love that kind of business from me, but sorry. Not happening! :P

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

            Ummm… I have NO idea what the hell you’re rambling about, man.

            • jujubee88

              Five paragraphs was probably a bit much to concentrate into one fine point, but I thought your response warranted a thoughtful one by myself.

              I do not disagree about the workings of how laws should be enforced (I make no exceptions to that mechanic of our judicial system) but, I also wanted to make a commentary about how we want to treat ourselves/be treated in this society and basically use the tools in our democracy (writing to Senators, peaceful protest, and overall first amendment rights) to better the place we are in now and going forward.

              ^That’s basically the tl;dr version of it.

    • $18114340

      uh, what?

      Shouldn’t the idea that he doesn’t know how to take responsibility for his actions dictate that he SHOULD be held responsible for once?

      put em in the slammer, give him a sense of perspective.

    • bloodiOS

      Biggest bullshit I’ve ever heard of!

    • AdamBoy64

      That’s ridiculous.
      And very saddening.

    • mesul6anme
      • mesul6anme

        2:04 proof of bullshit-ness

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

        Glad you posted this. It’s really sad that this kid sounds like he’s living a better life than I am and he’s killed four people.

        • mesul6anme

          you mean he stool, drove drank, drove a car he doesn’t own and crashed, really missed up the life of two of his friend AND killed four people.

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

            Fair enough. He still has it better off than I do, which was my main point.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        The Psychologist has the name Dick. Perfect for him. I mean dick in as harsh, and rude way as possible. Stupid dumb asshole.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Oh man… don’t even get me started about the FUCKED UP legal system we have in this shitty wasteland we call home. I should go up to that bastard ass cunt shit and shoot him in the head. Repentance you little shit. Besides if anybody has the right to be excused on the basis of money it would be a homeless man with no money. Even then it should be case by case.

    • EX+

      Did this happen in the US? Because if it did, then I’m not so surprised ( I don’t find it acceptable, it’s BS).
      There was one case where a teacher raped a 14 year-old girl on more than one occasion. Eventually, she committed suicide because of it.
      So what did the judge do? He sentenced the teacher to 30 days in prison.
      A teacher who made a 14 year old girl kill herself through rape got sentenced to 30 days in prison. I was so angry when I heard that.
      I don’t live in the US (nor am I from there), but seriously, did these people even go to law school?
      Meanwhile a kid who played League of Legends was almost sentenced to 10 years in prison for making a sarcastic joke on Facebook after someone insulted him.
      Bullshit at the highest order.

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

        Yes, it happened in the US. Texas to be exact.

    • Gundam Gamer

      Corruption at it’s finest.

    • Arcana Gear

      here (my country) if that happened he would be free cause if you’re a minor you cant go to jail.

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

    Bah. I was really looking forward to seeing episode 11 for Hajime no Ippo: Rising this week, but it seems that Ippo has been delayed until the 28th ;w;

  • $18114340

    So thanks to Bloodios’ mention of it a couple of weeks ago, my copy of Blazblue CSE arrived mid-last-week. I’m thoroughly enjoying it; I owned CT on the 360 but didn’t have a console to play it on (then it got stolen), owned and briefly played CT on PSP, and now I have what is essentially the definitive version of CS. But now I have a PS3, so heh!

    With CP right around the corner in March (I’m planning on getting that too), not sure if it’s really worth trying to put effort into learning the game or playing online, but it’s the only multiplayer PS3 game I own so far that anybody still seems to play, so if anybody wants to add me on PSN in preparation for CP (gold163) feel free to.

  • bloodiOS

    So, I bought a Buffalo AirStation N150 Wireless USB Adapter on a whim because it seems cheap but holy shit… it sucks! Never touching one of these again!

    • $18114340

      I have something like this for getting my DS online (since the wireless standard that the DS uses is obsolete). I’ve rarely used it, but I was pretty pleased with it. On the other hand, I haven’t used it for anything else and I’ve had it for years, and also there are no DS games still worth playing online anymore…

      Why did you buy one?

      • bloodiOS

        My mother got a spare computer from Black Friday and gave it to me. So, I set it up in my room and hooked it to my Playstation 3D Display. Since it didn’t have its own Wi-fi adapter, I had to go out and get one myself but didn’t really want to spend too much on one. That’s when I saw it and thought it was cheap so I bought it. It turns out rather horrible when downloads are averaging around 10kBps! So, I went out and exchange it for Belkin Adapter instead (cost like $30), now things work normally…

  • LordKaiser

    Now about PSO2

    it seems that they decided to add a new item customization system where you use materials on the weapons and units (armor pieces).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1EqH1azYs4

    As of now this is still JP only.

    • PrinceHeir

      this sucks :

      reminds me of White Knight Chronicles 2 all over again!

  • $83030187

    Do you think a Final Fantasy game will ever have an older, more rugged lead, like Final Fantasy XII was originally intended to?

    http://www.w5d.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/final-fantasy-12-basch-h1n-net.jpg

    It’s pretty common knowledge that Basch was originally meant to be the protagonist of FFXII, but Vaan was created at the last minute to be a more effeminate character that could appeal to a wider audience, much like Nero was in Devil May Cry 4.

    It clearly isn’t happening in Final Fantasy XV with it’s pretty protagonist and his boyband posse.

    • bloodiOS

      Either Basch or Ashe could have been a mighty fine protagonist but Vaan…

      • $83030187

        I still don’t understand why they felt the need for Vaan. Basch is a good looking guy. He should have been marketable enough.

        • bloodiOS

          It’s not just about FFXII… nowadays, we just can’t seem to comprehend why Square Enix did what they did… their understanding of the norm is somehow different from ours.

          • Pyrofrost

            My guess is that they were just going for an offline FFXI type game at the time.

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

        Well, to be fair… Basch and Ashe are considered more of a protagonist than Vaan is :p

    • bloodiOS

      By the way, Cor Leonis is part of the main party of FFXV so it might somewhat helps?

      • $83030187

        I had to look up who that is. Dude is 42 years old.

        Okay, I’ll take back some of what I’ve said about XV’s cast. :P

        • EX+

          In Japan, 42 year olds are said to go through great misfortune.
          Cor is said to be obsessed with battle…maybe something bad will happen to someone he cares about on the field.

          • bloodiOS

            Heh, he’ll get murdered by Stella ;p

          • bloodiOS

            In all seriousness, his country got invaded and things went to Hell. That’s quite a great misfortune right there.

          • Budgiecat

            In Japan you’re an old man or an old woman if you’re 30. If you’re 13 you’re marriage material…

    • Elvick

      Vaan is such a throw away character. I don’t even remember anything about his character.

      • DarthBrian

        He says he’s Captain Basch from Dalmasca to everyone he meets.

        • Elvick

          DON’T BELIEVE ONDORE’S LIES

          I don’t attribute those moments as his ‘character’ though. I don’t remember what his personality was like. He’s not very memorable, apart from stupid moments like those.

          • $18114340

            He’s not memorable because by-and-large, the game isn’t even really about him. Why they put him on the front of the box, who knows. He’s introduced as the player’s view into the poverty-ridden refugee end of Dalmasca’s socio-political climate but this thread of the story never goes anywhere and the game seems to forget about him and his problems completely by the latter half for the sake of a far less-interesting and boring impersonal revenge story crammed into a confused farce of a political struggle.

            FFXII had pretty weak story-telling overall, despite the massive and deep world-building it seemed to put so much effort into. It’s a real shame because if anything, I feel that FFXII was the direction the series should have been taking, and the end result feels really under-developed and poorly thought out both in game design and from a narrative perspective.

            • $83030187

              We can only wonder how things would have turned out if Matsuno hadn’t had his breakdown and had stuck with the game through to the end.

              • Budgiecat

                He was pissed when Sakaguchi left with half the Final Fantasy talent team. Threatened to not come in for a month and then soon after that withdrew.

                The whole Squaresoft meltdown just didn’t go well and then they threw in Wada who had no experience whatsoever and was only with the company for 6 months..

                • Pyrofrost

                  Yeah, Square Enix seem more like Enix. You can tell who came out on top in that so-called merge.

                  • Budgiecat

                    Same with SegaSAMMY

            • Pyrofrost

              In addition to that, it felt more like they just wanted to throw together an offline MMO, imo

            • Elvick

              Didn’t the director or something have health problems during it?

              • $18114340

                Yeah, he did. I’m not saying that didn’t play a part in it but either way in my opinion FFXII has some serious potential that it never capitalizes upon. I tried to like FFXII, I really did, but I can understand why a lot of FF fans might have disliked it.

          • Pyrofrost

            That is literally the only thing I remember about Vaan, besides the man-crush he had on Balthier.

    • 罪罰

      It wouldn’t be FF if we played as an actual manly looking dude.

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

        Manly Fantasy

        • 罪罰
          • Pyrofrost

            Excellent!

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

            Whaaaaaaaaat?

            • 罪罰

              tetsuya, are you gonna make drakengard 3 playthrough?

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

                Nope. I’ve never been interested in Drag-On Dragoon. I still have to finish uploading my Lightning Returns playthrough, but my next one comes next month when Sengoku Basara 4 comes out. Gundam Extreme VS Full Boost comes out next month too, but… I don’t know if I’ll upload anything from that.

                I just got hit with a lot of copyright shit in the past month for my EXVS videos, so I had to take them down.

                • 罪罰

                  jewtube is at it again!

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

                    Yeah. A lot of partners have been getting hit hard, but I don’t monetize my videos, so it won’t have the same kind of effect on me. It’s still pretty annoying though.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Even Square-Enix and Capcom videos are getting flagged. It’s so stupid that new system.

                • new_tradition

                  Sorry, random question, but maybe you would know.

                  Do you know what Japanese script is used in Sengoku Basara? I’m also importing SB4, but I figured if it’s mainly Hirigana and Katakana, I could try to learn some of it and fiddle my way through the game a little more confidently xD

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

                    Basara mainly uses Kanji, probably to keep the more traditional feel of the Sengoku era. There’s hardly any Hiragana and Katakana in the game, lol. They even write out ‘Options’ in Kanji, which is the most absurd thing to do in a game like EVER.

                    • new_tradition

                      lol, damn it. Oh well >.<

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

                      I wouldn’t let it discourage you, honestly. Sengoku Basara is a hack and slash game, so it’s incredibly easy to play with limited Japanese knowledge. The only problem would be if you wanted to follow the stories and such, but most of that is voiced anyway.

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

        Depends on the definiton of manly.
        I don’t want a FF where I play as Marcus Fenix or some shit.

        • Pyrofrost

          I love JRPGs to death, but if they whip out protags looking like that, I swear I wouldn’t buy it. I wouldn’t give a shit how good the story and character development is.

          • $83030187

            I was going to say something, but then I remembered I feel the exact same way when it comes to child characters. :P

            Like, I’d be willing to drop Zestiria in a second if the inevitable child character is too obnoxious.

            • Pyrofrost

              I understand what you’re saying, my comment was more in reference to Marcus Fenix. I don’t mind having an older character though. For example, my favorite character in Tales of the Abyss is Jade, my favs in Xillia are Rowan and Alvin, and my fav in Xenoblade is Dunban.

              I’m just not into overly muscle-bound men, or protags that act as if they have been infused with 2 liters of testosterone and suffer from roid rage.
              Unless it’s Kenshiro, he gets a pass.

              • $83030187

                I have no idea who any of those characters are.

                Also, as a Gears of War fan I can say Marcus just looks roided up. He is actually just boring.

                Very, very boring.

                • Pyrofrost

                  You played Abyss, you should know who Jade is. :p

                  All of those are the older playable characters in those games.

                  • $83030187

                    It’s been a while. I had to look him up.

                    He is a douchenozzle.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      But funny as hell :p

          • 罪罰

            *bishounen complex alert*
            evasive action
            pew pew pew

          • Budgiecat

            Duke Nukem was made the way he was as a parody but the pathetic thing is Gears of War tried to take that seriously

            • Pyrofrost

              That’s why I loved Duke, I think that’s why everyone loved him.

              • $83030187

                Until Duke Nukem Forever came out :P

                • Pyrofrost

                  Ugh, don’t remind me ;-;

                • Budgiecat

                  And then Quantum Theory came out!
                  And Time Crisis Razing Storm!

                  And then some less bulky but other generics/ uglies came out:

                  NieR
                  Knight’s Contract
                  NeverDead
                  Mindjack

        • 罪罰
    • Budgiecat

      No because Japanese Otaku and Fujoshi will never grow up and mature

    • Pyrofrost

      I personally preferred using Balthier as my main character.

    • ddsfan2

      I’d still say that regardless of what was intended, Ashe was the protagonist in the game. Basch was a great character though.

      Great game, IMO, and I don’t usually like games with a lot of exploration. Weirdly reminded me of Might and Magic 6 at times. (great game too, but too damn long…)

  • Tac-Mex

    Can we agree that this is the best song in GTA V?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x47NYUbtYb0

    • DesmaX

      Beautiful.

      What radio does this play? Haven’t played much of it

      • Tac-Mex

        East Los FM

    • DichaTesoro

      Thanks for that, my bird loved it.
      Just for that song, I need to get the game soon.

  • Elvick

    One trophy away from my first PS4 platinum, in Knack. Just need to beat it on Very Hard.

  • bloodiOS

    Anyone would like to share their thoughts on the character Maiden Astraea?

    • $83030187

      That shit was miserable.

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

      I hate plague babies.

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

    Do any of you here have experience with the MtG: Duels of the Planeswalker games? If you’ve played multiple, which did you enjoy the most? Which felt like it had the most balanced set of decks. (Also, does anyone know if the online service for one game is removed once a newer Duels is released?)

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

      Tee-hee. I play games. Look at me.

      IMMA GAMERGURL

      ADD ME ON LIVE, NOOBS :D

      GamerGurlRox (not a real tag, so don’t try, lol)

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        It might be a real tag, but it is probably a guy.

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

          You’re right. It probably is real, but it’s also like you said… Probably a guy just using a voice changer or something, lol.

    • GhostNomad
    • Willgaea

      Isn’t that the lady that licks psp’s?

      • Rezar

        Yes it’s Jessica Chobot.

        • Willgaea

          I miss AOTS :[

    • shogunknight
      • 罪罰

        epic, epic for the win.

  • bloodiOS

    Yu-gi-oh… why does it go on? How many series has it spawned?

    • Budgiecat

      I have no idea. At first the concept of it was cool. Then it regressed to a silly card game

    • xMCXx

      Because it’s profitable.

      • Budgiecat

        So was Dragon Ball

        • xMCXx

          Your point being?

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Uh… 5 seasons? Not that many.

  • Budgiecat
  • bloodiOS

    Honestly, Square, why was this game never remastered?

    • shogunknight

      Nice game, nice town interactions. Although I wish they make a new romancing saga too

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Too busy making worthless social/mobile/browser crap.

    • Willgaea

      I loved Radiata Stories.

    • Arcana Gear

      radiata stories…loved it ^.^ but never was able to 100% that friend list

  • shogunknight
    • bloodiOS

      Oooh, yeahhhh!!! Powered by the PhyreEngine! (Seriously, anyone using it anymore?) Anyway, the game looks alright.

      • shogunknight

        Yah, combat system is quite good. IMO it could have been a good game for vita

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

          Seems fun for the $5 it’s priced at.

  • Willgaea

    Anyone every hear of a game called Giga wing 2? It was on top down airplane Dreamcast game. I had a Japanese copy of it and my cousin never gave it back to me. I wish they had gameplay videos of it on any site but it seems like it was really under the radars. Also it was 4 players and the game is intense.

    Update: found some videos on youtube. I’ll be back later :]

    • bloodiOS

      Man, the pricing of the game on Amazon is so cut-throat…

      • Willgaea

        Yeah, I wanted to buy the game a while back, till I saw the prices. On a side note no one has a “lets play” the japanese version :(

  • bloodiOS

    Man, I wish to see Star Ocean 4 remastered for the PS4… the graphics looks very good for game released in early 2009, but man, imagine all running at native 1080p and 60fps… Seriously, even if the story, the characters, and the bobbling heads aren’t appealing, the gameplay is still pretty darn fun in my opinion…

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

      God no. Just give me SO5.

      • bloodiOS

        Ah, but that would be asking Square to invest way too much, no?

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

          Actually, we’d have to take it up with Tri-Ace along with a Valkyrie Profile 3 proposal =3=

          • bloodiOS

            Wait, is Star Ocean not Square Enix’s properties? Couldn’t they just call up someone like HexaDrive to do it instead?

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

              SE publishes and owns SO, yes, but it’s still developed by Tri-Ace.

              • bloodiOS

                Can’t they just tell Tri-Ace to hand over source codes and have a third-party work on remastering it?

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

                  Sure! While we’re at it, Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft can hold hands while skipping down a road made out of candy while unicorns fly above and they all fart rainbows along the way.

                  Anything is possible.

                  • bloodiOS

                    Okay…

      • 罪罰

        MMMKAY

      • LordKaiser

        tri-Ace threw the towel on the SO series.

        • Budgiecat

          That tech demo gave me a little hope…

          • bloodiOS

            But alas, that was close to three years ago…

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

          That still doesn’t mean I wouldn’t want a SO5 before a remastered SO4. My opinion remains unchanged :p

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

      I personally liked it but that was my first Star Ocean game, not lots of people are into it for some reason

    • 罪罰

      MMMKAY|

    • 罪罰
      • bloodiOS

        Too much of an investment…

        • $18114340

          Well I mean, they created the technology, and now they’re doing nothing with it… Tri-Ace does mobile and PSO spinoffs now…

          I’ve been playing Resonance of Fate, and it’s a blast. If only there were more games like it, JRPGs that were confident and satisfied with being themselves.

          • bloodiOS

            I’m sure they’re always willing and eager to do something, but who is willing to publish it?

            • $18114340

              Or fund it, rather. I feel like publishing isn’t really an issue these days, since even Japanese companies are much less averse to digital distribution than they used to be. I’d like to see another Japanese developer try for the Kickstarter route, a la Inafune and his “first McDonald’s in Japan”.

              I guess you’re right. Most publishers aren’t likely to play the risk unless there’s a viable brand underneath that they can merch out later if the game isn’t good enough.

    • Pyrofrost

      I wouldn’t mind seeing Star Ocean 3 get touched up. The first two did and those were great.

      • bloodiOS

        I think that would require too much efforts, and that game looks awfully dated by today’s standard.

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

          Oh, I see… But Square-Enix can re-release Final Fantasy VIII to Steam? Okay.

          • bloodiOS

            It’s like $12 on Steam, no? I don’t think Square is willing to release any HD remater for console under $39.99…

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

              Right, but it was still something they didn’t have to invest in at all. The graphics are outdated by today’s standards, yet they did it anyway. So yeah, that isn’t a defense for why they won’t do it :p

              • bloodiOS

                But that’s PC stuffs, I don’t think the same can be said about releasing stuffs like that on consoles…

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

                  Right… I mean, it’s not as if we’ve been getting “HD” remasters of games that originally came out on PS2 and PSP with hardly any noticeable graphic difference.

                  • bloodiOS

                    I’d argue all HD remasters on the market look better than SO3.

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

                      I guess it’s a good thing that opinions on quality can differ from person to person then.

                    • bloodiOS

                      And they’ll remain just that, opinions. Whether or not Square is going to do it, or what to do with it, who the hell knows…

                    • LordKaiser

                      If you mean dated by the art etc then you’re right. So far the games that cannot be upscaled to HD are mainly PS1 games but Games of PS2 that can’t be release on HD Includes:

                      Castlevania : Lament of Innocence (Imperfections on textures and some jaggies)

                      Castlevania : Curse of Darkness (It seems that to use less disc space they used low textures, I dunno if 8 bits but they look like cardboard set over the place)

                      Shadow Hearts (Pre-rendered graphics looks pixelated and also the models looks dated)

                      Ar Tonelico 2 (same as Shadow Hearts)

                      There’s more…

                    • bloodiOS

                      I always consider the art direction a part of the graphics, but perhaps that’s a wrong way to look at it?

                    • LordKaiser

                      No you’re right but when we talk about graphics we mainly talk about the technical aspect of it.

                      Graphics is more about textures, polygon count, frame rates, tessellation , color saturation etc etc.

                      The art is result of the skill of the artist and his intention but it’s part of the image and the hardware also influence how it all will turn out to be.

                      When I say that SO3 looks good on HD, I’m saying that it looks better than in it’s native resolution on SD regardless of the art direction.

                      The games I mentioned had technical problems by design when it’s native resolution is changed for a HD one and filtered.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Then it definitely looks nice and smooth at FullHD. However, I just personally think that the low-poly models don’t really age well. Perhaps those can be updated…

                    • LordKaiser

                      They can do that like they did with the upcoming FFX-X2 and KH but SE won’t release it alone. If they release it on HD the PSP games would be remastered on HD also and bundled with it.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Or they can just bundle it with SO4, as it seems like a much easier approach when you think about what the graphics of the first two games is like…

                    • Budgiecat

                      There’s no point in redoing SO4

                    • bloodiOS

                      I want to see the game at its best.

                    • LordKaiser

                      SO3 looks good on HD resolution.

                    • bloodiOS

                      I think it looks awfully dated…

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

                      I think your argument is starting to look awfully dated, bro.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Um… that just now isn’t even an argument, he shared his opinion, I shared mine.

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

                      Actually, you’ve been pushing your opinion against others here about the game looking dated, thus creating an argument :p

                      I’m not complaining, mind you, but the moment you continued to re-iterate your point (which already stated originally hours ago and had no need to point out again), it became an argument. At this point, you’re just sounding like a broken record because you want people to agree with you.

                      I think it’s time to throw in the towel already and stop beating the dead horse.

                    • bloodiOS

                      I’m not seeing how that was an argument, when all LordKaiser said right there was that SO3 looks good in HD, so I watched the video and think it looks awfully dated and stated just that. There wasn’t anything in what LordKaiser stated that can even be argued, he merely offered his opinion. The comments he posted later, now there might something to go on but not this one.

                      Hell, I’m just stating what I think, I’m not forcing anyone to accept that or agree with me, but unless there’s an explanation that can convinced me otherwise, I’m not gonna change my stance on the matter.

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

                      Here you are still doing it, lol.

                      Unbelievable. I thought you were better than this, man.

                    • bloodiOS

                      I’ll lay off the subject, as it’s just doing an awful lot of harm at this point. And really, it’s not like this is the first time you see me being stubborn, is it?

                    • LordKaiser

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE9FqZFkGVI

                      Well it’s the art style but it’s not pixelation or anything like that. There’s no jaggies or other imperfections.

                    • bloodiOS

                      I’m thinking it’s more about the models… but I don’t know, it might look better if they decide to remaster it with some bloom added here and there…

                    • LordKaiser

                      It will look more or less the same.

                    • bloodiOS

                      I’m just joking there… some of my friends simply believe that adding bloom will automatically makes generational leap in graphics.

                    • Budgiecat

                      There was A LOT of Bloom in The Bouncer. Still looks good though….

                    • Budgiecat

                      Its runs at 60fps

                    • bloodiOS

                      That is impressive… but doens’t make the graphics look any better…

              • GhostNomad

                Is the one on Steam even an HD remaster or just a rerelease of the FFVIII that came out on PC back in 2000? Cause if it hasn’t been worked on at all then I wouldn’t really consider it a valid example. There was little to no effort put into it so SE would just make some quick profits without investing time and money into making it better before releasing it again :P

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

                  My point exactly. They’re simply re-releasing old material, regardless of how dated it looks.

                  • GhostNomad

                    But the original point is to take a game that looks acceptable, make it great (if not glorious), and put it on current consoles.

                    If you want to use FFVIII as an example, making that look good by today’s standards would be a hell of a lot more work than making SO4 look good. FFVIII is just FFVIII but being sold again. If we’re talking about no effort, little effort, and a lot of effort, my guess is they’d go with no effort (FFVIII). Of course, this is all opinion, so… :D

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

                      Effort isn’t really relevant. HD is HD. Would it really matter if it took them 2 years as opposed to 3 to clean it up? No.

                      The end result would be the same and that’s all that matters. So, while I do agree with your point that it would take longer to touch up FFVIII as opposed to SO4, that’s not really an issue.

                    • GhostNomad

                      It’s THE Issue. If you could take decent-looking product A and slap a new coat of paint on it in a year then release it for profits OR take crappy-looking product B and invest three years making it look as good as product A, the decision is obvious. Quick project, get money.

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

                      The decision is obvious if you’re wanting to release a shitty port like the Silent Hill HD release or botching the framerate on the Zone of the Enders HD release. Sometimes the quickest solution isn’t always the best solution.

                    • GhostNomad

                      That goes without saying but for the sake of the example we’re assuming that the games won’t be broken. If you want to take something and make it look prettier, it’s obvious which one will be easier to push out.

                      Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that I support this. As a fanboy, I’d love it if certain companies would take a little longer to make a DAMN good game as opposed to opting out for ports and minor updates/GotY versions for profits. There’s obviously exceptions to that since some ports are handled wonderfully and serve their purpose of pleasing the current fans AND bringing in a new crowd.

                    • Budgiecat

                      FF VIII’s running on such an old engine, the whole game would have to be redone, making a new engine for it to be properly redone even remastered

                    • LordKaiser

                      Yup It cannot be remastered but remade instead.

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

                      Yeah, because that has stopped people from doing this before.

                      Oh wait…

          • shogunknight

            LMAO, you havent seen FFIX yet

          • bloodiOS

            Okay, I just remembered that the game was also originally released on PC, so doesn’t this make it more like a classic release, similar to PS1 classics on PSN? Seriously, you can’t compare this to HD remaster at all…

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

              Blah blah blah. You’ve missed the point more than 5 times already, man. All of what you just said is irrelevant.

              >that game looks awfully dated by today’s standard.

              You said this earlier. I merely pointed out that they have re-released games that look “awfully dated” already, HD remaster or not. So, that’s obviously not what’s preventing them from making an investment into a project like that.

              • bloodiOS

                I missed the point, or was that you? Releasing a classic for a little to no effort for nostalgia lovers to suck it up clearly isn’t the same as releasing HD remaster and expecting it to reach a wider audience. Nostalgia lovers couldn’t give a crap about “today’s standard” when these classics are concerns, but it definitely matters when time, money, and efforts is invested in remastering a title in hope of reaching a wider audience.

                • Pyrofrost

                  Most HD remasters don’t receive the time, money, and effort that the likes of FFX and X-2 are seeing though.

                  The Devil May Cry collection or Code Veronica HD are great examples of that.

                  • bloodiOS

                    And sites like Eurogamer called the publisher out because of it. On the other hand, you don’t hear these guys complaining about PS1 classics that were released on PSN…

                    • GhostNomad

                      Makes sense if you think about it. If someone tells you their product is a greatly improved version of the original and they deliver a slightly improved version, you’d call them out. If they tell you “this is exactly the same thing that came out 5/10 years ago but now you can play it on a different console” and that’s exactly what you get, then I don’t see a reason to call them out for it :P

                    • Pyrofrost

                      At its core, they are selling what is advertised though.

                      They aren’t advertising “Remakes,” they are advertising “Remasters.” Those two are completely different things.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Precisely, they advertised “remaster” without actually remastering anything, it was more of a straight port.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      A straight port would still be optimally viewed in 4:3 and not have its resolution adjusted though.
                      PS1/PS2 classics are examples of straight ports.

                    • bloodiOS

                      That’s why I didn’t say it was a straight port but “more of” a straight port…

                    • Pyrofrost

                      That is essentially what a remaster is at its core though. A straight port with higher resolution.

                      So if this is the resolution we’ve come to. You’re not wrong by calling it “more of” a straight port. Neither are the companies for labeling and reselling them as “HD Remasters,” as the people are getting what they paid for.

                      The issue is the general public’s lack of understanding on the difference between a “Remaster” and a “Remake.”

                      What SE is doing with FFX is an example of going above and beyond what is actually necessary. It’s like on your job or in your classes, you have the majority who does the bare minimum; then you have a couple of people who go above and beyond what is expected.

                      I can’t believe this has turned into me praising SE xD

                    • bloodiOS

                      While that’s what most of them are, there are some exception like ICO, where you get textures touched-up and rearranged to better fit the environment. Lots of textures of KH 1.5 was touched up to look nice and crisp at full 1080p. Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath was especially an awesome feat in remastering. So, really, I just wouldn’t want to settle a shoddy ports like most others, but look forward to excellent ones like FFX|X-2.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      But you see the point I’m making right?

                      When you pick up a “HD Remaster” and you see actual visual improvements, that’s not simply a “Remaster.” Though they may or may not actually fit the bill of a remake. I don’t know much about most of those games specifically.
                      However, I would argue that they are within their rights to actually call their work on KH Final Mix HD and FFX|X-2 HD remakes, just for obvious reasons.

                    • bloodiOS

                      I do suppose some folks can be more tolerable than others, but even when I’m looking at what basically is HD port of a game, I still essentially expect there should at least be some improvements to the textures and not just an increased in pixel count… otherwise those $39.99 price tags just don’t stick…

                    • LordKaiser

                      I agree Remaster =/= Remake.

                    • LordKaiser

                      What games exactly are you referring too?

                    • bloodiOS

                      DMC collection, RE4, and REC:V… Also, SH collection…

                    • LordKaiser

                      they din’t bother to remaster the cinemas in the game either. It seems that only SE worked on that.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      They might have, them from making it and it didn’t stop people from buying.

                    • bloodiOS

                      It might not stop nostalgia lovers or just loyal fans from buying it but the same can’t be said for people who haven’t played Devil May Cry before…

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Most of these “remasters” are being remastered because they’ve pretty much garnered legendary status as games. That alone would be enough to sell it to new players, as they would see it as an opportunity to play these critically acclaimed games.

                      There have been many newbies introduced to gaming this gen; simply due to the fact that gaming as a form of entertainment has surpassed the status of Hollywood films and Music.
                      For them, playing something like Devil May Cry, God of War, MGS, and etc. on their PS3s and 360s, is the equivalent of introducing a movie newbie to great movies from the 80s or something.

                      How in the world did you mentioning SO4 on the PS4 even get to this xD

                    • bloodiOS

                      While the intent is to bring these masterpieces to a larger audience, ultimately the shoddy look of it might just irks them enough not to pick it up. Which why I believe while loyal fans will pick those up and some new players might too, there would be them if the collection was more carefully touched-up…

                    • LordKaiser

                      Many of those games cannot be remastered sadly.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Yeah, I know. But the point is when you release a classic something, be it PS1 or PS2, no one calls out for anything, because they are exactly what they are. But when HD remasters aren’t looking all that great, people are gonna talk about it.

                    • LordKaiser

                      That’s because they have high expectations and IMO this is a good thing.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Uh-huh, there’s not nothing wrong about having high expectation for a HD-remaster collection.

                  • $83030187

                    Is there something wrong with the DMC collection? I’ve kinda wanted to pick it up for a while.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Nothing from my experience, aside from the fact it could use a whole lot more touch-ups…

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Pretty much what Bloodios said, the game is fine. It’s just given better resolution and the colors are a bit more vivid.

                    • $83030187

                      I’ve heard that the HD version of RE4 didn’t exactly have a lot of work put into it either.

                      You’d think one of the greatest games of all time would get the respect it deserves, but apparently not at Capcom…

                    • bloodiOS

                      The HD version looks worse than the 2007 PC port, so there…

                    • $83030187

                      That is depressing.

                      I’m beginning to wonder if they can do anything right anymore.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Heh… I’m pretty sure the only game on XBO right that runs at 720p and often dips heavily below 30fps is also a Capcom game. I’m waiting to see how Deep Down is going to turn out.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Well, they are selling Remasters, not Remakes. So you’re pretty much getting what they are telling you it is.

                      If you look at Silent Hill 2 HD, Tomb Raider Legends HD, Prince of Persia Sands of Time HD, Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD, Spliner Cell HD. . .those don’t look vastly better then their originals either.

                      They can essentially put as much or as little effort as they want into it and still be giving you what is advertised.

                      Final Fantasy X is receiving a great deal of effort; that however, is an exception. Most don’t receive nearly that amount of treatment.

                    • bloodiOS

                      That doesn’t excuse Resident Evil 4 from cutting on the atmospheric effects that were there in the PC port released in 2007…

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

                      >Final Fantasy X is receiving a great deal of effort; that however, is an
                      exception. Most don’t receive nearly that amount of treatment.

                      Yay. Give this man a cookie. Someone finally gets it.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Capcom sucks still

                  • Budgiecat

                    Capcom sucks

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

                  Nope, I didn’t miss it. You put too much emphasis on ‘remaster’ when it comes to HD releases. Many of them barely look better at all. A lot of them also don’t even fall into ‘remaster’ territory because they don’t contain new content, just updated graphics and a trophy/achievement list.

                  You want a good example of a remaster? Compare Wild Arms to Wild Arms Alter Code F. That was a remaster.

                  What you’re talking about is just a glorified port of an outdated game.

                  • bloodiOS

                    I’m sure by now most people should know that HD remaster is just another term for enhanced ports where some are more enhanced than others.

                    But even if the vast majority of these HD Remasters are just quick cash-grab, not all of them are, and I wished to see that when a game is remastered it should be getting the attention it deserved. I was speaking under the assumption that the Japanese branch of Square Enix will not pull a half-ass job on remastering, and based on that wish I judge that for the likes of SO3 (in comparison to SO4), it would take too much effort to make it looks good.

                    I do not want some simple upscale and slapped-on AA kind of ports. If that’s what I should expect from HD remasters from now on, then I’ll have none of it.

                  • Budgiecat

                    Fable II looks good and I dont even like Fable

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

                      Saying Fable II looks good should be a fable itself.

                  • LordKaiser

                    That’s what we call a full remake, not a remaster

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

                      Remake =/= Remaster

                      People don’t use the term ‘remake’ any more. Time to get with the times, man. It’s 2013, going on 2014.

        • Pyrofrost

          There are other really dated games that managed to see HD remasters on the PS3. I don’t see how SO 3 is any different.

          • bloodiOS

            Tell me one, I might have missed it then.

            • Pyrofrost

              I guess this convo was continued below xD

    • Willgaea

      Never played it, but I’m pretty sure it’s wrapped up underneath the tree.

    • Budgiecat

      eww no thanks

    • Elvick

      Graphics look good in general, but the character’s faces are some of the worst this generation. Really takes it down a notch.

      • bloodiOS

        Yeah, that and bobbling heads… Thankfully, most of the time is spent exploring and battling monsters.

      • Budgiecat

        It felt like a Japanese version of Thunderbirds

    • LordKaiser

      I didn’t liked SO4 because it was highly unbalanced compared to 3 by the lack of save points. (That cave at the beginning)

  • GhostNomad

    So I finally got a 3DS for myself. Currently own four games for it, those being Pokemon Y, Senran Kagura Burst (couldn’t resist), Ocarina of Time, and Link Between Worlds (got the Zelda limited edition 3DS XL). Still gotta acquire SMT IV, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Project X Zone, and maybe Animal Crossing. I also need to acquire a copy of 999 because I never completely finished it the first time around.

    I am already feeling a little depressed when I look at that list and think about the average length of those games then compare those numbers to the time that I have available to invest into games. My backlog of PS2/3 games also haunts me, but hell, holidays are just around the corner so here’s to bad judgement!

    At any rate, what games would my Gematsu people recommend? I’m down for any fun RPG with a decent story and fun combat for the most part, but if there are any games you feel really stood out to you then by all means, recommend ’em so I can do some research :D

    • 罪罰

      Liberation Maiden.

      • GhostNomad

        Can’t say much about the gameplay but dat booty tho

        http://www.destructoid.com//ul/237386-aaaaa.jpg

        • 罪罰

          you bought senran kagura so..

          • GhostNomad

            I also bought DoA Paradise at one point >.>

            • 罪罰

              we all did <.<

              • Willgaea

                I rented it. I hated that games day system.

              • bloodiOS

                I didn’t, that looked that like blatant cash-grab of a game.

            • Budgiecat

              But did you buy Rumble Roses XX

              • GhostNomad

                Yep.

                And OneChanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad.

                • Budgiecat

                  But did you buy Sex for the Panasonic 3DO

                  • GhostNomad

                    Hey!

                    Hey.

                    Hey….

                    I might have >.>…… <.<…….

                    No, honestly I've never heard of that before, but I have bought plenty of games for reasons I'm not always proud of :D

                    • Budgiecat

                      okay fine

                      But did you buy BMX XXX for Nintendo Gamecube with full topless nudity

    • Budgiecat

      Here’s what I gots:

      Galaxy Force II
      Liberation Maiden
      Attack of the Friday Monsters
      Crimson Shroud
      Kid Icarus Uprising
      Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D
      Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
      Dead or Alive Dimensions
      Spirit Camera
      Kingdom Hearts DDD
      Samura Warriors Chronicles
      Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D
      Fire Emblem Awakening
      Shin Megami Tensei IV
      Tokyo Crash Mobs
      Sakura Samurai
      Virtue’s Last Reward
      Project X Zone
      Picdun 2
      Pokemon Dream Radar
      Dragon Quest Wars
      Photo Dojo

      • new_tradition

        How long did it take you to beat Liberation Maiden? I think it’s on sale now, so I kind of want to get it…

        • Budgiecat

          i have not beaten it yet. I do recommend Galaxy Force II though. Really nice 3D effect

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

    Been going crazy trying to find the Dragon’s Crown soundtrack, anyone have any leads?

    • GhostNomad

      Are you looking to purchase or download? I’ve yet to see it for sale online, but I wouldn’t doubt that it’s already somewhere on the internet >.>

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

        Purchase and ya me either

    • shogunknight

      I dont think its available for purchase yet. I once checked a forum for it

      http://forums.ffshrine.org/f72/dragons-crown-game-rip-hitoshi-sakimoto-140870/

      Was incomplete though

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

        Cool thanks ^^

  • $83030187

    A lot of people have been talking about how JRPGs have been making this comeback lately.

    If only some of the other Japanese gaming staples were as lucky.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZmMD84XpCs

    • Budgiecat

      The Evil Within, Deception IV

      • $83030187

        In what world is the Deception series survival horror?

        And The Evil Within looks to be fantastic, but one game does not a comeback make.

        If Capcom can pull their heads out of their collective asses and fix Resident Evil and if Tecmo makes another Fatal Frame, then I’d maybe sorta kinda call it a comeback, but not really.

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

          We’ve got quite a few indie survival horror. But I would love a FFV (that got localized). RE… not as much.

          • $83030187

            There are of those first-person indie games, but it’s just not the same.

            Also, a Nintendo-funded Fatal Frame V for Wii U would be glorious. They could do all kinds of awesome things with the gamepad.

            And then they wouldn’t localize it.

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

              Eh… I suppose so.

              Yah… lol

        • Budgiecat

          Its reverse survival horror lol

          • $83030187

            Never thought of it like that.

    • DesmaX

      Too bad that genre is “dead” everywhere.

      But at least you can get some good indie ones

    • LordKaiser

      RIP Silent hill since you went down the hill after the 3rd.

  • Budgiecat
    • $83030187

      I look forward to some neckbearded console warrior doing an impersonation of that Banderas gif while wearing that shirt.

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

    Persona 4 Golden, so good. Happy I finally got around to it, why I might just resume my playtime at the time of this posting xD

    • GhostNomad

      That game got me hooked and I partially hated myself for it because I couldn’t play anything else for the next two weeks :D

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

      I still need to play it, bought the CE but been too backed up

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

    One of the other things I love about God Eater 2 is npc interaction

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

      I assume it surpass Burst then? Can you elaborate without spoiling much?

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

        I didn’t play Burst actually but ya the blood arts and link system are an improvement from what I read

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

          Then I can’t wait to get my mitts on it. Gods Eater Burst was my game of the summer, well along with Virtue’s Last Reward. Great summer.

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

      Yeah, going through their chapters is pretty cool. I really need to get back to that game :/

    • Furu Chi

      Man… I really hope this gets localized :((

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

        Not sure if it means anything but the trophies are in English

    • DarkLegacy

      I want this right now

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    So I started Kill la Kill it is… odd.

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

      lol yea, It’s on my watch in a batch list

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        It’s very weird.

    • Budgiecat

      What I want to watch is:

      Season 3 JJBA
      Captain Harlock CGI movie
      Gatchaman live action movie
      Saint Seiya CGI movie
      Godzilla Hollywood movie
      Avengers 2 movie
      Spider-Man movie

      I think thats it

      Also just started watching Ultraman Ginga

      Kinda disappointed he doesn’t fight using the art of Capoeira given his name….

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        A bunch of movies… ok

        • Budgiecat

          Anime isnt doing it for me lately no motivation to watch any new stuff atm

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

            I see…

    • Kobracon

      If by odd you mean downright AWESOME then yeah, it is odd.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Heheh… well it certainly gets you pumped.

  • http://twitter.com/M_Demolish Demolish

    imagine Kill la kill for Vita <3

    • Kobracon

      I wanna see her appear in those Queen’s Blade SRW style PSP games but for Vita. She would fit quite nicely.

  • bloodiOS

    Is there any pre-order bonus for Tales of Symphonia Chronicles? I’m not keen on pre-ordering unless there is an actual incentive to do so, seeing that I can just walk into a retail store and pick one up on launch day…

    • KingNigma

      Pretty sure there is only the $100 CE which is already sold out unfortunately. I too am most likely going to just go in on launch day.

    • new_tradition

      Maybe Namco will be nice enough to do a 1st print run of a few small extras like they did for ToX?

      Though ToSC is 20 dollars cheaper, so I dunno…

  • bloodiOS

    So, has anyone pre-ordered Dark Souls II? I’m going to do it now, and just a reminder, it automatically upgrades to Black Armor Edition, which includes a metal case and the game’s soundtrack, at no additional cost. Apparently, you should do it now, while supplies last (didn’t they announce it three months ago though, must have a lot of supplies…)

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I actually have the Dark Souls II (Collector’s Edition) pre-ordered. I still haven’t had a chance to play any game in the series. I’m ashamed to admit. I have the games though, lol.

      I also have the Tales of Symphonia Chronicles: Collector’s Edition pre-ordered. I’m a sucker for CE I suppose. =P

      • bloodiOS

        Well, now should be a good time to jump in with all the cheats sorted, and various weapons rebalanced. Not to mention the DLC.

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          Sounds about right. I need to find time for it.

  • Kobracon

    Man nothing happened last week. It was so slow…..hmm?

    Oh whats this? It looks like a DS but it has….3D? Its a 3D DS? or rather….a 3DS (trademark)

    Lame joke aside, I GOTS A 3DS, BITCHEZ!!!!!!!!!

    Let the friend code trading BEGIN!

    0447-6636-8425

  • bloodiOS

    Ah… it can’t come out soon enough. I want to listen to it so badly…

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Drakengard 3 OST?

      • bloodiOS

        Just the single for The Silence Is Mine. Kuroi Uta is already out.

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

          Uh… okies.

    • Zuhri69

      I know. I’m a fan of chihiro onitsuka. And when I heard that she will sing the theme song; just blew my mind.

  • Pukar Rana

    I’m kinda surprised by the support the PS3 is getting in the JRPG department lately. Its a healthy sign and and means: DON’T SELL YOUR PS3 FOR A PS4. I know PS4 is getting PS3 BC through Gaikai online streaming but there lies the problem. It’s streaming, there will always be lag, your internet speed [not to mention all the people using the net for various things in the house] will limit your enjoyment.

    Gaikai seems promising, but the tech and infrastructure just isn’t there yet. Maybe when the PS5 launches it will be a viable solution.

    • bloodiOS

      Whether Gaikai works or not wouldn’t matter to me as I’ll just outright assume that there won’t be any form of B/C for PS3 games at all and just keep my PS3 right here. (And heck, I do have a huge backlog to clear…) Instead of selling the PS3 for a PS4, why not wait for the PS4’s price to drop before getting one (by then, there should be more stability updates and more games at cheaper price to choose from.) But I guess that can also work the other way around: sell the PS3 and buy the PS4 now, then get the PS3 again once its price drops to $100 (surely it would happen eventually, right?) One thing to keep in mind though, are you going to sell all your PS3 games when you sell the PS3 (better think carefully before you do it.)

      • Pukar Rana

        I won’t sell my PS3/games. I’m gonna keep it just like I kept my PS1 and PS2. I still have quite a few games left to play, not to mention all the killer titles still left to come out.

        I could see Sony selling a PS4 and PS3 bundle next fall, $399 – $449 price range. Even a Mega PlayStation bundle with PS4, PS3 and Vita for $499???

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      I actually just bought a new PS3 in September (the GTA bundle) because my 60 gig went bust. So it’s still here, right next to my PS4. And just this week, I got the little round stand for it.

      Though, it would be nice if Persona 5 and Tales of Zestiria received PS4 ports. I recall stories of many devs saying they got cross-gen games running on PS4 in little time.

      I’m hoping games like P5 and ToZ are already planned for PS4, but Sony is waiting until the final weeks up to launch to reveal the as also-on-PS4 titles.

      I can dream.

  • bloodiOS

    Just in case any of the importers (or actually lives in Japan) that is in this thread and happens to get your hands on a copy of Drakengard 3 in the next few days, I would like it very much if you can share some basic infos such as:
    – Does it have a mandatory install?
    – How big is the size of the install?
    Or in case it doesn’t have a mandatory install:
    – Does it have an optional install?
    – How big is the size of the install?
    If it has neither a mandatory or optional install:
    -Does the game take a long time to load (anywhere in the game)?
    (I might double dip on a digital version if it takes too long to load…)
    Also, if you’re able (to care enough) to:
    – Does the frame rate drop a lot?
    – Does the game have a lot of screen-tearing?

    • Pyrofrost

      Shin Asura is importing that game according to another thread on gematsu. So, it would probably be best to find one of his posts and ask him directly.

  • bloodiOS

    Hmm… jackfruit ice cream… I didn’t think they taste this good… I still think the durian one taste better… Aaahhhh~~~ I want to eat fresh durian flesh so bad…

    • Kobracon

      You know Durian? Hmmm….starting to wonder if we are closer than I thought…

      • bloodiOS

        Well, I was born in Southeast Asia.

        • Kobracon

          Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm………..a test then.

          Kamu boleh faham ini?

          • bloodiOS

            Kamu boleh faham ini?

            No, I can’t. My birth country is closer to China (so close that I can cross the border.)

            • LordKaiser

              Taiwan?

              • bloodiOS

                Taiwan is surrounded by water.

    • Budgiecat

      I must be tired. I initially skimmed past that and read it as Jackie Chan ice cream.

      No I’ve lost all interest…

    • jujubee88

      Durians are the stinky ones, right?

      edit: yup! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durian

      • bloodiOS

        If you’re compatible, sure. But to those who are compatible with it, it smells like the best thing ever!

    • LordKaiser

      Soursops are also good and we cultivate them in Puerto Rico where we call it Guanabana and that fruit looks a lot like it.

      • bloodiOS

        I remember enjoying taking out the flesh of soursops and mixing them with a bit of of sugar, milk and ice. Sometimes I’ll just blend them.

  • bloodiOS

    I’m a tad stressed out from having to study for the exams next week, so I want something to relax myself. So, yeah, can anyone provide me a top three of the most lethal yandere characters (manga name included)? Exclude Gasai Yuno, by the way, I’ve already read that series.

    • shogunknight

      Wow, some people must really….REALLY not like you

      • DarkLegacy

        Not just him, Budgiecat also has downvotes too. Some users have downvotes and some of the others don’t have any

      • bloodiOS

        Ah, but you can also look at it this way, some people must really be paying close attention to me ;)

  • bloodiOS

    Abnormal-kei Joshi… My God, this stuff is so entertaining!

    • Kobracon

      Manga? Whats it about?

      • bloodiOS

        Yanderes! A den of yanderes!

        • Kobracon

          Oh….oh god..that sounds horrifying…

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

            Horrifying in an awesome way though, right?

            • Pyrofrost

              EXACTLY!

        • Pyrofrost

          <3 Yanderes!

  • shogunknight

    Saw this in Gaf. It seems like Ono-san gave some details about the 5th character of USFIV.

    -Its not the rumored Retsu

    – Its not Haggar

    – Its a Female

    – Its not R.Mika

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=734649

    If this is true, im more than happy enough, Ono brought Juri and damn shes awesome, so ill just rest easy and wait for her reveal

  • bloodiOS

    Man, Gin no Saji… it just can’t come out fast enough *sigh*

  • EX+

    Since Atlus is bringing back Persona Magazine this month, do you expect some more info on P5?

    • Pyrofrost

      I expect news on P5 to come slow as molasses until PQ and P4DAN are both out.

      I also expect some SMT x FE news before long as well from the SMT team, since they are the ones developing that game.

      • EX+

        Yeah, good point.
        If Atlus focuses too much on marketing P5, it’ll over shadow P4D and PQ, smaller games that need more of a marketing push.

        • Pyrofrost

          Well, I think they will still push the game throughout the year, but I don’t think they will start flooding us with news on P5 till about TGS.
          By then PQ and P4A2 will be out, and P4DAN will have just come out or be near releasing. At that point, they won’t be crowded with games to promote.

          • EX+

            Can’t to see Yosuke and Kanji’s crusty dancing for P4D! They were confirmed in the trailer!
            They better have Naoto and Yukiko in there!
            I wonder if Adachi and Dojima will be playable…

            http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/197gg8lwmqcwsgif/ku-xlarge.gif

            • Pyrofrost

              I always get a kick out of that gif. Is that a K-Pop boy band or something?

              And yeah, I’m really hoping for Naoto in that game. She is my P4 waifu, for sure, (Fuuka was my P3 waifu).

              Though for non-playable character waifus, that goes to Yuko, Elizabeth, & Chihiro in P3 and Yumi, Ai, and Sayoko in P4. Now I’m getting completely off topic xD

              But yeah, I definitely need some Naoto action in my life.

              • EX+

                Lol. Yeah, it’s definitely a J or K-Pop boy band. The fangirls of these guys must’ve been screaming when the press released this. Lol, I can just imagine it now.

                Yeah, I pretty much agree with all your waifu choices.

                Kanji should have a rap song to dance to… maybe something like this at the beginning:

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-HcmIj58yk

                • Pyrofrost

                  Oh indeed. You already know whatever they pick out for Kanji is going to be crazy, over-the-top, and somehow homoerotic.

                  And man, I really can’t wait to see all the new waifu designs for P5!

                  • EX+

                    Yeah, I can’t wait to see all the new things that’ll be in P5, including the GFs.
                    I also look forward to the tone of the game. I’m not one of those people who always likes dark tones in video games, but the Persona series mixes in humor and serious tones, especially Persona 4.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      I really have a wide variety of taste when it comes to this. It probably stems from me being a Lit major and me just being a LONG time JRPG freak.

                      I can enjoy something as light hearted as KH or Ni no Kuni or Graces F; and I can also enjoy games as dark as what MegaTen and Shadow Hearts offers.

                      Though I personally have a preference towards darker games. This may be, in part, due to my own pessimism and cynicism. I’m not someone who is brooding or anything; but I’m just not a cheerful, positive and always expecting the best kind of guy. if you get what I’m saying.

                    • EX+

                      Oh, believe me, I understand you more than you know.
                      Most of the time, I’m calm and pretty much happy around people. But sometimes, something can trigger this cold persona in me (no pun intended),

                    • Pyrofrost

                      It’s good to see we understand each other. Most people have very little understanding of themselves.

                      In reality, I think everyone has that persona somewhere inside themselves. It’s not really a popular trait though, so most people hide and suppress it.

                      Remember, anytime you see someone, you are seeing their representative; and almost 100% of the time, when you see yourself, you are only seeing your representative.

                      We not only hide ourselves from others; we also hide ourselves from ourselves.

                    • EX+

                      Yeah. Sometimes, it’s hard to accept the truth – in this case, who you truly are.
                      That was the theme of Persona 4. Grasping the truth no matter how much you like or dislike it.
                      That’s one of the many reasons I loved Persona 4.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Indeed, and stories that spawn introspection and critical thinking are a good thing. A lot of JRPGs do that for me.

                      Sadly, society forgetting introspection and critical thinking. This imo, is a very bad thing and symbolizes a society and a culture in decline.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      The first issue is already out. I was gonna get it, but it’s pretty expensive (1,200 yen, so probably about $15 at Kinokuniya). And it’s been out for a while, so I figured any *new* info would have been on the internet by now. So there probably isn’t any.

      • EX+

        Oh I see. Thanks for that Sal!
        Hopefully they’ll have some new info in a few months.

  • EX+

    SE is really starting to piss me off with the lack of FF15 info.
    I really don’t want to wait until E3 2014 to see more of a game that was announced 7 years ago.

    • DarkLegacy

      And I hope we don’t wait long for the game

    • Budgiecat

      We went over this a million times….

      • EX+

        Hahaha! You know it.
        But how do you feel about it? I don’t recall hearing your full opinion on this subject.

        • Budgiecat

          Yes you did you just forgot.

          I said the reason they’re not bothering to release any info right now is because the PS4 hasn’t dropped in Japan yet and the first order of business for them for the PS4 anyway is FF XIV ARR, and Tomb Raider port.
          So yes expect E3 to be the nearest possible source for new info but even still, I would not hold my breath as the only reason they announced it at E3 this year was to coincide with the new consoles info debut and to finally ward away any suspicions that the project was canceled.

          Now how do I feel about it? I hate it of course but what can we do. This is S-E we’re talking about. They are one or two games away from me from hating them forever…

          • EX+

            I’ve never seen something like that last paragraph from you before.
            Honestly, I hate it, but I guess I expected it.
            But for now, Atlus and Namco are the JRPG masters in my opinion.

    • Pyrofrost

      If you want my opinion. I’ve honestly gotten to the point that I am pretty apathetic about it. I mean yeah. at one time I was pissed. That was around 2011 TGS when they turned down another showing.

      From then on, I guess I have been subconsciously seeing the game as vapor ware and I just stopped giving a shit. When they were showing it off at E3, I liked what I was seeing or whatever; but I assure you, It didn’t give me the feeling I had when they first unveiled the game, or that first long trailer. There is just no excitement or hype for me, surrounding FFXV (versus XIII).

      • $83030187

        This is exactly how I feel. My hype levels are at zero for FFXV.

        I’ll still buy it though. Probably day one as well.

        • Pyrofrost

          I see you understand as well.

          • $83030187

            There are so many games coming out that I’m excited for that I can’t be bothered to obsess over a game that was announced back in 2006 and still doesn’t have a release date.

            Give me a flashy new trailer with a release date tacked on at the end and I’ll get on the hype train.

            Until then, I’m going to look forward to Dark Souls II, Lords of Shadow 2 and Bravely Default. Games that have set release dates that I know I’ll be able to play in the near future.

            • Pyrofrost

              In other words, no point in wasting your emotions on vaporware, amirite!

              We have enough games out, announced with release dates, and announced with release windows; even to sate the most hardcore gamers appetite.

              2010 through 2014 is a great time to be a gamer, and that’s looking to continue into 2015; this is with or without FFXV’s help. It will be a nice addition, but it’s not needed. It’s only needed for SE, basically to keep them in business and save their asses.

              • $83030187

                Given the kinds of games I enjoy, 2014 is shaping up to be a phenomenal year.

                Bayonetta 2, The Evil Within, Wolfenstein, Drakengard 3, The Witcher 3, the list goes on and on.

                I mean, I know some people are incredibly passionate about FFXV and are really excited for it, and I’m not going to tell them not to be, but there is just so much more to look forward to besides a single JRPG.

                • Pyrofrost

                  Not to mention there are a plethora of other JRPGs to play and more coming out. It’s not like we’re being starved for JRPGs like we were 5 years ago.

      • EX+

        I understand where you’re coming from. But it’s strange. I was SO happy when they announced FF15. Wasn’t crying or anything but still.
        I know the game will eventually come out (2015’s my best guess), but I’m starting to lower my hype level. If they do end up showing it at E3 2014, it’ll have to be substantial info. Dropped into the Luminous Engine, release window, English VA announcements, gameplay vids, stuff like that.
        I think it’s a good idea to just let FF15 go into the back of everyone’s head for a while. Persona 5 and Tales of Zestiria will entertain me until then.

        • Pyrofrost

          Yeah, it’s just being left in waiting for so long that I no longer care.

          It’s kinda like how I was so excited for my Ni no Kuni: Wizards Edition on PS3, I was really excited. Then the whole incident with Digital River occurred; and personally, my order was kept in limbo for almost two weeks. Whether or not I would end up getting the Wizard Edition became a complete mystery. When it showed up at my door, all the excitement I had was gone and I just didn’t care any more.
          I ended up backlogging the game for months

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  • HassanJamal

    Why the hell is people getting 3 downvotes on their comments?

    • EX+

      No idea. Bloodios has 12 on one of his.

      • Budgiecat

        Someone with too much time on their hands. Maybe a Siliconera loser?

        • EX+

          You got 9 dislikes for that comment. Who the hell is downvoting everyone for no reason?

          • DarkLegacy

            9? He got 10 dislikes

            • Budgiecat

              Maybe I was right then…

              • DarkLegacy

                I wasn’t. I thought you would’ve had 20 dislikes

      • DarkLegacy

        12 downvotes? But me and you don’t have any downvotes

        • Wolf Star

          I got 9 dislikes on the other article and also with other bunch of fellow gematsu people here. Idk who is doing this for no reson :/

          • DarkLegacy

            Which article?

            • Wolf Star

              http://gematsu.com/2013/12/energy-hook-coming-to-playstation-4-and-ps-vita
              This article.. There’s a lot of dislikes on that article. Not just me.

              • DarkLegacy

                No joke. Some have 8 and 9 downvotes. And Sal has 10 downvotes

                • Wolf Star

                  Yeah when I saw that, I was like.. “What the hell is going on here??” Plus sal is a good person who have him 10 down votes is beyond me :/

                  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

                    It’s just someone with a little too much time on their hands. Unfortunately, there’s nothing I can do to remove the downvotes.

                    I’ve tried contacting Disqus last week after something similar happened. They responded:

                    “While we don’t currently offer the functionality to disable down-voting, we’ve forwarded this as a suggestion to our team for consideration.”

                    Hopefully they’ll *actually* take it into consideration. If anything, I’ll e-mail them this thread and the Energy Hook thread. Maybe that’ll paint them a better picture of what’s happening. And how it’s super annoying.

                    • LordKaiser

                      Discuss system is broken anyway as it has unregistered up-voters and unnamed downvoters.

                      Why people mind this is beyond me. Guys just don’t pay attention and ignore.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Pretty much, that’s why I just kinda chuckle to myself when I see that shit.

                      Btw, are you the same LordKaiser on RPGamer?

                    • LordKaiser

                      Yes that’s where I’m originally from.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      WHOA! I remember you now, I was pyrofrost there.

                    • LordKaiser

                      The avatar with the tattoo on the face?

                    • Pyrofrost

                      I used an avatar of Lt. Quattro; considering what’s coming up this week, I would really make a change here :3

                    • Wolf Star

                      Yeah I’ll ignore that for a while.

                    • Wolf Star

                      Yeah, I don’t know who is doing this but we will see what disques might do. I guess that person might be a troll or a hater.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      More than likely an hater

                    • Wolf Star

                      I guess?? haha :)

              • EX+

                Definitely someone for another site or something.

                • Wolf Star

                  I agree

    • shogunknight

      well, seems like they multiplied it for you by 3 with an extra change

    • LordKaiser

      I downvoted you for caring about a stupid number from a broken system that Discuss needs to fix.

  • Azuardo

    Completed the story in Bravely Default. That was a really good game, and there’s still a fair bit left to do. Now to write the review.

    • LordKaiser

      BTW I don’t want spoilers from any of you please.

      • Azuardo

        Not to worry; I’m firmly against that kind of thing.

  • gekitsu

    since no one posted it here yet, and it wasnt added to the last mgsv: ground zeroes article, or discussed in the comments there:

    http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=10796 and https://twitter.com/Konami/status/410529707638005760
    ground zeroes now gets retail versions for xbone and ps4.

    massive win in my book. (poor kaz wont get on US/EU box art, though. :( i will eat a commemorative christmas cookie for him. or two or three or four)

    • EX+

      Really? Wow, that’s good.
      I’m still not convinced about buying it though. It’ll most likely get bundled with The Phantom Pain anyway.
      But thanks for posting.

      • gekitsu

        yes, it doesnt answer anything about how good it is and whether its worth its standalone price.

        the sticking point for me was that the only way to get it on xbone/ps4 was digital at retail price, and thats a big doodoo: i am fine with digital only when i get the digital equivalent of retail, i.e. independence and resellability. places like gog allow and even encourage to keep an own backup of the game, whereas a psn title might get pulled its plug for arbitrary reasons, leaving me without the product i paid for. thats just a mismatch of price and product.
        buying gz on ps3 and later rebuying the “real version” in a bundle with tpp also has a hollow redundancy to it. of course i bought the hd collection despite already having mgs2 & 3, but i got peace walker which i wouldnt have gotten otherwise.

        so, if it looks to be any good, at least there is now a legit way of getting gz first and tpp later, both standalone and on xbone/ps4.

    • Pyrofrost

      Great news mate, I would highly suggest emailing this to Sal and posting it on his twitter.

      • gekitsu

        i actually did that (tweeting sal) when i saw the tweet and thought “wait, is that a next-gen retail confirmation?” then i hit up the intarwebs and saw other places did already report on the decision, so i guessed it was old news and a gematsu post would be upcoming anyway.

    • $83030187

      I don’t know if I should be excited for this or not. My relationship with stealth games sucks.

      Because I am horrendous at them. How I finished MGS4 is still a mystery to me.

      • Anime10121

        Probably all dat wat the fuckery is going on :P

        I mean, with 4 being your first MGS, I’m sure you were like lolwut, is going on with this Old ass Snake!

        • $83030187

          I just kind of went with it and didn’t ask questions.

          • Anime10121

            Probably for the best.

            But yeah, the first game and 3 were REALLY good in the whole story telling/message thing. 2 and 4 are kinda where the story jumped the shark (still love the games though). I’d still recommend sticking with it though, play the series from the first Solid game on up, there’s a LOT of Codec plot, which turned people off, but the convos were always either interesting enough or comedic enough to get me through the talking heads :P

      • gekitsu

        stealth also may be an acquired taste.

        true story: both my sister and me started off with the deepest frustration at this supposedly godlike mgs thing.

        i lent it from a friend who was like “you must play this. it is awesome.” so i tried and i didnt get the whole thing to work. i died over and over in the first few rooms, not seeing what i could have done wrong, how i could have done any better, and damn, this sucked.
        but it looked so interesting and i figured there must be some way through this – so i stuck with it until it clicked. love ever since.

        that love made me tell my sister “go buy twin snakes. its a remake of mgs, which is awesome and you must play it.” sister failed the same ways i did, and twin snakes was just different enough that i wasnt much help either. she tried until deep in the night, cursing the game and me for having her spend her money on such a shit game. next day, it clicked. next time i checked in with her, she was on her third playthrough.

      • Budgiecat

        MGS4 is probably the most streamlined stealth game this side of Mission Impossible or Winback

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    • Pyrofrost

      There is part of be being optimistic that this game will somehow do great and justify further sequels.

      And after the internet rage we saw when it was announced as a Wii-U exclusive; I am really hoping it stays exclusive to Nintendo.

      • $83030187

        I expect the game to play fantastically but to bomb like nobody’s business.

        And I don’t have a source, but I remember reading somewhere that Kamiya said a Bayonetta 3 was unlikely.

        But I guess anything is possible. I’m just grateful that Nintendo decided to save this game.

        • Pyrofrost

          Same here; and besides, that is coming from the guy who also said a Bayonetta 2 was unlikely and later wouldn’t happen. Now, thanks to Nintendo, Bayonetta 2 is a reality.

          I think if Nintendo decides it’s worth further investment beyond Bayo 2, Kamiya will find a way to make it happen.

          • $83030187

            Well, since Nintendo has already pissed off “hardcore” gamers, they should just go for broke and fund a sequel to Vanquish.

            Or shit, just outright buy Platinum Games. As a huge PG fanboy, it wouldn’t bother me, and it would be fantastic to see them get some financial security.

            • Pyrofrost

              Dude, I would totally be on board with a sequel to Vanquish exclusive to Nintendo; and Nintendo becoming majority share holders of PG like they are for Monolith.

              That would give further security to Nintendo, security to PG, and with every new game announced we would get to taste the tears of fanboys and console warriors.
              What would be better?

              • $83030187

                Some people would argue that Sony buying Platinum would be better. :P

                • Pyrofrost

                  Like the person downvoting us perhaps? :p

                  • $83030187

                    Probably. Miserable Sony Ponies.

                    • EX+

                      I don’t think it’s a Sony pony… people have been downvoting for no reason. Bloodios got 12 dislikes for talking about durian fruits.

                    • $83030187

                      I know. It’s probably bots or something. Or maybe just one really bitter person with nothing better to do.

                    • EX+

                      Most likely, yeah.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      And Budgiecat got 10 downvotes. But me and you haven’t got downvoted

                    • $83030187

                      Maybe they are Square Enix fans?

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Maybe they are haters

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Me, Budgiecat, Xaltmas, and Bloodios tend to say things at times that ruffle peoples feathers and people take personally.

                      The silent downvoters are mainly people who are bitter and nothing to present to the table.

                    • EX+

                      Well, don’t mind them. Keep doing what you do.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Ty, and besides, if they only knew that downvoting is actually meaningless.

                      It does absolutely nothing to my total upvote to post count. It only shows those individuals to be people who lack the intellect to participate in civil discourse.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Ah, but that’s just mean that we impress them enough that they just can’t keep their minds off of us.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Pretty much, and it seems we’ve made them so sad that they are going down the thread downvoting all our posts.

                      I guess we should feel threatened, right?

                    • EX+

                      You got a downvote in like one second because of that.
                      Seriously, who’s downvoting you guys? Must be someone from Siliconera or something.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      I guess someone still really bitter about Bayonetta 2 being on the Wii-U :p

                • EX+

                  I’m a PlayStation fan and the PS4 is gonna be my main platform… but no. Lol
                  I mean yeah, Bayo 1 was on the PS3 and 360 with absolutely no Wii version in sight. But Bayo 2 wouldn’t have been possible without Nintendo.
                  Exclusives stay exclusives in my opinion.
                  But Bayo 1 wasn’t what you’d call a hit, so I don’t know why people are crying about it being a Wii U exclusive.

                  • $83030187

                    Because Nintendo STOLE OUR GAME!

                    Or some bullshit like that. People said they’d rather have the game not exist at all than be a Wii U exclusive.

                    • EX+

                      Well they’re just Xbots or Sony Ponies.
                      They think that Nintendrones are gonna use it as ammo for the fanboy wars, but not that many people are gonna buy it anyway.

                    • $83030187

                      Console warriors on all sides are miserable little twerps who need to reevaluate their priorities.

                      A sequel to a great game by a great developer got a second chance. That’s what matters.

              • bloodiOS

                To be honest, as a PlayStation-only owner for home consoles (so far), I’ve always been bitter about the fact that B2 is exclusive to Nintendo’s system. But within that bitterness, I also realize that it is absurd to hate on Ninty or P+ because of it (that’s just so dumb!) They’ve literally done nothing wrong. The only one deserves all that hatred should be Sega and their decision not to fund B2. But that’s that, if P+ is bought by Ninty… well, that’s that, I guess, I don’t think they matter to me that much.

                • Pyrofrost

                  I’ve primarily been a Nintendo, Sega, and Playstation owner exclusively my whole life.

                  I had the original XBox, which was a legitimately decent console with a decent library. I pretty much owned the 360 for a short while for its exclusive JRPGs.

                  I think I will always have a soft spot for Nintendo though; but when they announce exclusives line X, Bayo2, and SMTxFE. . .still buying their stuff becomes easily justified for me.

                • Anime10121

                  This ladies and gentlemen, is a rational and reasonable response! I also wish it was on PS3, as I’ve yet to become accustomed to Wii U’s controller, but I’d honestly take the game on Wii/PS2 if that meant I got more Bayonetta!

  • EX+

    3OH!3 makes the dirtiest songs ever.

  • EX+

    Holy shit, Youtube is going to go the way of Myspace.
    They flagged Jonathan Blow for posting footage of his own friggin’ game.

    • $83030187

      Read about that over on NeoGAF. This shit is getting out of hand.

    • Pyrofrost

      Is he working with any publishers?

      • EX+

        Not that I know of.

        • Pyrofrost

          Odd, because I know publishers can have a C&D issued to developers depending on certain situations.

          This could be YT just being a piece of shit though.

  • Anime10121

    I done done it :(

    Just couldnt stop myself…Went to Walmart to pick up some stuff for the new crib…saw a sign stating “PS4’s NOW IN STOCK”… and now…

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      “New crib”…? Anyways congrats.

      • Anime10121

        I just moved to a different apartment… was already broke…and now, my wallet has passed on to the afterlife :(

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

          Heheh. I see.

      • Pyrofrost

        “Crib” is old-school slang for a place of residence.

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

          I was unsure if he meant it that way or a literal crib.

          • Pyrofrost

            Ah, i see. No problem

          • Anime10121

            Lol, no babies for me bro, its too expensive to take care of myself at the moment. Cant even think about having a kid until I can secure myself financially a bit better…

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

              And getting a girlfriend (also too expensive! HA!)

              • EX+

                Hahahaha!

              • Anime10121

                Well honestly, in the great city of where I live, women like to take care of their men :/

                Not that I actually agree with that, hell I’ve had gf’s surprised that I opened a door for them (or took them anywhere to eat besides fast food), they’re like “damn you’re so sweet” and I’m like “what the hell have you been dating?”

                But yeah, no gf’s for me right now either, I’m the type of guy that likes to provide security, and with the wages I’m currently earning, its barely enough to secure myself…

    • EX+

      You moved to a new place? Congrats!
      And you bought a PS4! I thought you said you’d wait bro! Lol

      • Anime10121

        The sign was there and I was like oh shit! My mind shut off, and before I knew it, I was walking outta Walmart with a PS4…

        • EX+

          I’ve had those moments where my body just moved as well.
          But you’re lucky. Your adrenaline got you a new console! Lol
          Have fun with it!

          • Anime10121

            True dat, tho i likely wont have any “real” games for it until early next year, as I’m gonna have to stave off making big purchases until I can pay off some debt… But now I wont have get one when MGSV GZ drops :)

    • Pyrofrost

      Congrats on your purchase buddy. ^_^

      • Anime10121

        Thx :)

        • SonicDaHedgehog

          Congrats.
          Have fun with Killzone:SF :)

          • Anime10121

            Thanks, however, not really a fan of Killzone. Honestly, I prefer Halo when it comes to FPS…

            • SonicDaHedgehog

              I like both.
              Every one that hates Sinclair,Thumbs up.

              • Anime10121

                Lol, I dun even know who that is :P

                I wiki’d em though!

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Congrats.

      • Anime10121

        Thanks :)

    • DarkLegacy

      Congrats. Have fun on your PS4

      • Anime10121

        TY :)

    • $83030187

      Did you get any games with it, or are you just going to twiddle your thumbs until Ground Zeroes :P

      • Anime10121

        The ladder option :P

        Gotta start paying off the almost couple thousand I am in debt, though I’ll knock it down by half by the end of this month, I want it gone by Feb.

        Though I did get Resogun when it was on PSPlus, so I’ll have that to play whenever I end up hooking it up :)

        • $83030187

          Well, at least you got your next-gen purchase out of the way.

          • Anime10121

            Yep, thats the last “big” purchase I see myself making until the latter part of next year when I invest in a new tv (oh and a Vita, whenever they figure out what exactly is going on with Vita on TV in the west, considering they said VitaTV may not come in its current form)…

    • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

      And now time to buy a ps vita.

      • Anime10121

        Oh that times coming, I already have Gravity Rush, Persona 4, and a 16 gb memory card waiting on it. I’m just waiting for them to confirm how the west is gonna be able to play Vita on TV. The way they talked about VitaTV “coming, but maybe not in its current form”, I’m (not optomistic, but) hopeful that they’ll come out with a plug-in similar to the PSP’s tv connection component cables so I can just hook a portable Vita up to a Tv and play. It’d make the issue with Gravity Rush SO much easier!

  • EX+
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  • Fainaru Luna

    why so many downvotes in this thread?

  • Pyrofrost

    I am LOVING this shit! ^_^
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Usfq-tjWtTc

  • $83030187

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/13/5207906/flush-with-cash-oculus-plans-ambitious-new-vr-headset

    In addition to the Steam Machines at CES, it looks like the Oculus Rift will be there in a big way too.

    Come January, the lure of PC gaming might be too much for me to resist any longer.

    • Anime10121

      Hm, I wonder if this thing is FINALLY getting ready for prime time! I’ve been wanting to see how this thing actually works for quite a while! Also, it’d be nice to have an estimated price on how much this thing is gonna run.

      • $83030187

        It’ll probably be a bit pricey for a while. I’d be willing to pay $300 at most if it lives up to the hype.

        I mean, the way people have been talking about this, it really sounds like it is going to change everything.

        • EX+

          The Steam Machines? They’re basically pre-built PCs;
          I think the cheapest one is a streaming device, the better ones are like $600-$700 and the best are like $1000+.

          • Anime10121

            Nah, hes talking Occulus.

          • $83030187

            I’m talking about the Oculus Rift.

            Steam Machines are a real wild card. ibuypower is already showing off one that is more powerful than the PS4 for $500.

            Imagine in 2-3 years. These things are going to obliterate the consoles when it comes to power.

        • Anime10121

          First I’d have to invest in buying (or building) a decent enough PC to be able to play current games with the thing. So honestly, by the time I’d actually be able to buy it, itd likely be MUCH cheaper.

          But yeah 200’s probably my max, it’d be higher if it was an actual console, but considering its just a “controller” and it will be up to developers or modders to patch in support, I’m a little skeptical still about how successful it’ll be. Also I’m not sure how well it’d even work on games that are built around controller support, so I’d think it’d need software exclusively made for it, for it to be able to work the way its being advertised, and with so many publishers already struggling, I wonder how many will invest…

          • $83030187

            I can see the Rift living off of modders for a while. If AAA developers jump on board, it’ll be huge.

            The Elder Scrolls VI with virtual reality? Sign me up.

            • Anime10121

              And thats where I’ll need the convincing, I know many modders are good, but to be able to implement something entirely foreign to a game’s visual type, and be able to get it to work properly sending the signals through the machine so everyone using the Rift can see properly (people’s eyes adjust differently and view things in different ways), though, the modding community has never ceased to surprise me with their ingenuity and ability to adjust to new tech… so, I guess we’ll see :)

              • $83030187

                I’ll be interesting to watch how this all turns out, that’s for sure.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I know who’s down voting, they know I know.

    I’m sure they are reading this. If this makes you feel better or something, I guess that makes sense?

    I read some of the replies you made today, I’m not sure why I keep getting dragged into all of this.

    Why not just move on and let it go? You guys wanted to make a website of your own, a place to hang out and have discussions. That’s just fine.

    One of the main reasons you were banned, (not by me) was for spamming people about it. I understand that perhaps you didn’t consider posting about it all the time as spam, or advertisement like spam.

    Think about it like this. If someone decided to come to your website and post comments with a link to a website they made, and you kept seeing them post about it all the time, it might not be something your okay with.

    When you own, pay, and manage your website. I think that’s fairly understandable.

    The other part, about trying to troll the community or something as a joke. I wasn’t online when it happened. When you start pissing everyone off, it’s only a matter of time until you get the attention of the staff.

    The resulting bans and such were not made by me, it wasn’t my call. Which is why I don’t understand why I’m getting dragged into this, like I stood by and let someone get banned for no reason.

    If you want to clear things up, or if I somehow don’t quite understand, feel free to contact me. We can discuss this and hopefully move on from it, which seems like a better use of time than down votes.

    • Charlottes Guardian

      Thank you for helping keeping things civil on here Zero,

      Your work is appreciated.
      -The Community

    • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

      Zero, calm down be friends. .

      • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

        oh and i say. you was a mod of science?

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          I was apparently made one at sometime. I’ve been so busy the last few months I didn’t notice until I had to re-login to my Disqus admin panel today after clearing my cache.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        That would be great. I’m not upset, I’m just confused.

        • DarkLegacy

          Why? Because he was your friend?

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            I want to be friends with everyone. I’m confused because someone is like down voting everyone here for revenge or something? Also, I apparently knew who was right or wrong or something like that, but I stood by and let someone get banned? I think I’m missing a key part of this.

            • DarkLegacy

              Yeah it was revenge, because he got banned on here. Which is why there are downvotes on here

            • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

              Oh and ilovegoogleglass ask me to tell you why ilovegoogleglass is banned.

            • SonicDaHedgehog

              I know.
              But you just fueled his revenge.
              He’s now trying to unban himself like last time,And he will be returning!

              • DarkLegacy

                How do you know? Oh wait of course, he got banned from Wii U Daily.com a couple of months ago and he was able to go back on there

        • SonicDaHedgehog

          I know.
          “He” wants revenge on some users.

      • SonicDaHedgehog

        He will not calm down.
        He will probably return the favor.

    • Anime10121

      Man, good folks, dat Zero, even when dealing with a troll out in hiding, he keeps a cool head and tries to be rational…

      Well, hopefully things work themselves out some kinda way, but honestly peeps, the downvotes dont mean a thing, they neither effect your like counts, nor do they effect your actual comments (unless for some odd reason you sort your comments by the “best” option). I recommend just ignoring dude and continuing on like normal. The more attention you give someone like this, the more they’ll continue what it is they’re doing.

    • $83030187

      And here some of us thought we had just made enemies because of our awesome, edgy opinions.

      Oh well.

    • bloodiOS

      It’s all good, all that silent down-votes are somehow really satisfying to watch xD

      • Pyrofrost

        Agreed.
        It only means you have managed to achieve influence and control over an individual.

        • bloodiOS

          I tend to think that I’m just soaking in all their love xD

    • LordKaiser

      I told everyone to ignore them as the system in Discuss is broken with unamed downvoters and unresgistered up voters. Why people care about a number below them is beyond me.

      • Pyrofrost

        Especially when it effects absolutely NOTHING, amirte!

        People who are regular community members here know who the productive contributors to discussion are. So it’s not like someone’s internet cred is being ruined or something.

  • Furu Chi

    The number of down votes in this discussion is too damn high! Did I miss something?

    • SonicDaHedgehog

      Kind of….

    • bloodiOS

      Some folks love us so much, they have to down-vote us ;)

    • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

      I know nothing…

      • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

        Why a downvote?

  • Charlie

    Far out, I have never seen so many down votes in a Gematsu open forum.

    • GhostNomad

      Stick around. If this is anything like last time, shit’s about to get interesting.

      • Charlie

        Now I’m keen.

    • bloodiOS

      I know right? Can’t you just feel that love in the air?

      • Charlie

        Indeed, “love is in the air”.

      • SonicDaHedgehog

        Yes.
        It’s the Opposite Day.
        Hate is now Love.

        • SonicDaHedgehog

          Yay!
          Down-votes!!
          But more like disagrees on N4G!

          • Charlie

            I donated one just for you :)

            • SonicDaHedgehog

              Thank you!
              What a wonderful gift!

              • Charlie

                No worries, mate. Don’t go spending it all at once.

                • SonicDaHedgehog

                  Pretty sure that other members got more than me.

                  • Charlie

                    I was only stirring you up.

                    • SonicDaHedgehog

                      Thank you for that.

                    • Charlie

                      I’m glad you appreciate my shit-stirring abilities.

            • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

              Lol.

          • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

            Here the second.

      • GhostNomad

        Someone needs to hurry up and make Sarcasm font a thing.

  • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

    Should i buy a gaming monitor or a tv for me PS4?

    • 罪罰

      Flip a coin,

      • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

        That doesn’t help.

        • 罪罰

          Then buy the gaming monitor.

          • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

            Okay, i see.

    • Charlie

      TV.

      • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

        I see what is cheaper and what is the best.

        • Charlie

          Fair enough.

    • SonicDaHedgehog

      TV.

    • bloodiOS

      Try one of these:

      http://bit.ly/IY5NkK

      • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

        That is not cheap.

        • bloodiOS

          Ah, but you didn’t say you want anything cheap. Okay, I’m just joking there. Just choose whatever you want, I don’t think it’ll be that much of a problem.

          • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

            You’re right.

  • 罪罰

    I managed (pun) to get drunk and not waste a single dollar.

    • DarkLegacy

      And you’re drunk right now?

      • 罪罰

        No, I’m too young to be doing daytime drinking.

    • bloodiOS

      So you wasted more than a single dollar?

      • 罪罰

        but the thing is, that’s not my currency so I couldn’t have wasted a dollar even if I wanted to.

        • bloodiOS

          You will waste enough so that the amount will become equivalent to a dollar, or more.

          • 罪罰

            We shall see about that.

          • GhostNomad

            Calculating currency exchange rates in the presence of alcohol? NONSENSE. That’s for the morning after when you wake up two countries away with no shirt, one shoe, and several receipts in your pocket that add up to €1200 >.>

            • bloodiOS

              Heh, the outcome is still that the amount ended up being more than a dollar ;)

  • LordKaiser

    I don’t like to repeat myself so I will tell you for the last time. As you can know discuss system never worked ok with unregistered up-voters and unnamed registered down voters. So why the hell do you mind so much over a little number that means nothing? Discuss would work if unregistered people can’t vote and if it shows who down-vote but because that’s no the case then the numbers don’t mean anything! How hard it is to ignore!?

    • 罪罰

      We have feelings, our honest to god thoughts are being marked as wrong, this hurts our soul and makes us sad. We are simple, happy people tha roam this website and discuss happy things. You must understand ;_; a downvote hurts the mind and destorys our self esteem,

      • LordKaiser

        LOL oh well

    • MosquitoLemon

      As long as downvotes don’t obscure a post (like send it to the bottom of a list or make it hidden from view), it shouldn’t be a problem.

  • Charlie

    Now someone is up-voting my comments. How flattering.

    • SonicDaHedgehog

      Just gave you an up-vote,mate.

      • Charlie

        Bless your heart.

        • 罪罰

          Up-votes for everyone!

          • Charlie

            Yay! Share the love!

            • SonicDaHedgehog

              Just gave 10+ people an up-vote!

              • Charlie

                Well done. I am far too lazy to do such a task.

                • SonicDaHedgehog

                  OLoooooooooOOoOOOL!

                  • Charlie

                    Didn’t realise I was so hysterical.

    • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

      i’m upvoting ::)

      • Charlie

        Cheers Hyper!

        • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

          :D

  • Charlie

    Did anyone go to Stereosonic this year?

    • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

      Me not.

      • Charlie

        Me neither, I personally do not like it. I was just wondering is all.

  • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

    bye i’m going.

    • Charlie

      Ciao bella.

  • 罪罰

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/12/13/nintendo-has-to-sell-11-million-wii-us-a-month-to-reach-its-goal

    I’m not sure how they plan to pull it off, I have hope for thems but recently things haven’t been smooth.

    • shogunknight

      If the demand for X360/X1/PS3/PS4 stays like this, they may have to reduce their forecasts for the WiiU or forget the quarter goal and then think of how to fix things in the next quarter. 3ds is a behemoth selling handheld so its probably managing to cover some of the losses they make from the WiiU

      • $18114340

        The problem that I see the Wii U having isn’t necessarily that the console itself is bad, contrary to what others might insist. It’s the fact that Nintendo’s platform is severely underdeveloped in comparison to the competition. Why buy a Wii U when a last-gen console would be cheaper, has more games, better player network infrastructure, better shopping, and a larger community behind it?

        Unfortunately I don’t think this is something that Nintendo can rectify over the course of a single generation or a single failed console. They need to at least take advantage of the fact that the Wii U is out there now, and develop their platform. That means that all the criticisms their current customers have — most notably, those having to do with Nintendo’s online shop and player network infrastructure — need to be fixed. This should be Nintendo’s first priority, instead of trying to build the install base for a console that people obviously do not want. The reason why the Wii U isn’t selling is because it doesn’t have a lucrative future beyond first-party exclusives. Nintendo needs to change that.

        • shogunknight

          I saw an article earlier that WiiU accounts to less than 1% of CoD players. Thats a very low number for a maor hit title like that (even though people dont like it) and it doesnt prove to be encouraging for any 3rd party developer. So yes, they need to make a franchise that will utilize the online infrastructure in a massive scale. Something like pokemon WiiU, to attract a huge audience for the console. It really does worry me sometimes about some sales of the games, W101 less than 100,000 sales i think, lost world less than 150,000 too. really bad worldwide numbers

          • McPoo

            It’s 0.33% I believe.

            I got BLOPS2 with my Wii U on launch. At it’s very busiest, the most people I saw online were around 3000, most playing TDM, with a few in one or two of the objective based modes.

            The vast majority of modes were just unusable though because nobody was playing them.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I had the strangest urge to listen to this track from FF7 today. It started playing in my head randomly last night.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=vgvXCg1e_T8

    • Charlie

      Speaking about the FF7 soundtrack…

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfrsvfcZ8ZE

    • SonicDaHedgehog

      Sonic CD always plays in My head.
      Go old-school games!

      • Anime10121

        Most memorable track from CD for me is the intro songs, both Japanese and English ones, they were SO GOOD! Dont really remember much of the actual game’s songs though. Sonic 3/Knuckles has my vote for best Sonic music!

        • SonicDaHedgehog

          Collision Chaos Good Future US-Rock+Nature!
          I like the Japanese one!
          Toot toot Sonic Warrior!

          • Anime10121

            Yep, that song, in combination with the best character design of Sonic jumping around being fast and awesome, was quite a work indeed :)

        • SonicDaHedgehog

          I like Knuckles Chaotix too.
          Did you hear “Door into Summer”?

          • Anime10121

            I played it, but I dont remember anything about it :(

          • $18114340

            Knuckles Chaotix tunes are legendary. Seriously underrated game. Flawed, but the music was excellent and unfortunately as far as I’m concerned the soul of Sonic died with that era of brilliant gamey synth-pop.

    • Anime10121

      One of my favorite tracks from the game :D

      Love dat song, just so mello, so laid back, so… swag!

    • Pyrofrost

      Making me want to play more Theatrhythm.

      I seriously can’t wait till Curtain Call comes out

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I need to get around to playing Theatrhythm I suppose.

        • Anime10121

          Do it, its fun (ESPECIALLY on the harder difficulties), I loved tapping to the beat of Gilgamesh’s theme!

        • Pyrofrost

          Oh man, such an uber addictive game. Not to mention it’s a bucket full of awesome nostalgia ^_^

    • bloodiOS

      I can never quite grasp the title of the track. Oppose to sounding “oppressed”, this is what I often imagine when I hear it:

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        lol. It’s kinda like a representation of the people struggling in the slums. All while the honeybee manor is thriving thanks to Don’s schemes and deals with Shinra.

        Also, during the part in the game when this music plays, you are sorta trying to get Cloud a dress and stuff. How about that thought for messing up your mental image of the music? xD

        • bloodiOS

          Yeah, the problem is I can’t really feel the “struggling” in the tracks. But Cloud though *LOL* Now I’m imagine him wearing that pretty dress while saying “haters gonna hate” xD

        • MosquitoLemon

          Why FFVII is so beast in just 3 sentences

  • Charlie

    Am I the only one who plans every single item they’re going to buy for themselves on Christmas? It seems like everyone I ask just wants to go on a shopping spree and buy blindly.

    • Charlie

      LOL sorry to the person who was replying to the comment.

    • GhostNomad

      For the most part I get a general idea of what I’m looking for and then make decisions on the spot. Unfortunately they don’t always work out in my favor. I bought a Zelda 3DS XL bundle on Friday and been playing it since, now Target has the same bundle on sale for $150 (I got it at full price because it was the last one in the store >.>).

      • Charlie

        Oh, that sucks. I almost made the same mistake the other week. Basically, I was shopping for some of my most sought after albums and came across the entire ABBA discography (yes, I’m an old fart) and though to myself, “I need to get this!”
        Anyway, I was about to go to the counter to pay for the godly box set when this sweet old lady came up and said to check online because it was going for half price. Very, very happy and relieved.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Before I go. Since I’ve started posting music from older games.

    I’ll share some tracks from a personal favorite of mine. Legend of Mana on PS. I could pretty much share the entire darn ost, but I’ll just stick with these for now.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=w4J4ZQP7Nq0

    &

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ZW-eiSBpG8E

    • LordKaiser

      For Me this is Secret of Mana 3 like for many Japanese this is Seiken Densetsu 4. I don’t care about the true Seiken Densetsu 4 for PS2 that it’s trash. This game deserved the title. I liked the Yumi race, humans like with a jewel core as they heart that sustain their life. It was a interesting concept.

  • DarkLegacy

    I think that we’ll hit 1000 comments like we did last time

  • bloodiOS

    Sony just sends me an email encouraging me to gift a PS4 for my family or friends. Now my question is, where do I even find a PS4?!

    • GhostNomad

      I’ve been getting a lot of updates from BestBuy/GameStop/Amazon/Target that they’re getting stock pretty often. It’s always relatively limited but not as hard to find as I would’ve expected at first.

      • Charlie

        In Australia it’s almost impossible to find a PS4. In fact, the demand is so high that there’s a waiting list.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I’m out until later. Have a nice day/evening everyone.

    • bloodiOS

      You, too. Take care on your way out, and most importantly, have fun (in whatever it is you’re doing.)

    • Pyrofrost

      Laters man ^_^
      and you do the same!

    • $18114340

      MODS ARE GONE TIME TO START FIGHTS

      • bloodiOS

        Don’t forget, Sal lurks…

  • bloodiOS

    Over the course of the years, I’ve learned that in order to stay friends with someone, I shouldn’t question their preference in religion, politics, and game consoles, Things always get ugly when we’re talking about the those topics face-to-face. Anyone agree?

    • EX+

      Well, that’s somewhat true.
      Most of my friends just respect each others opinions.

      • bloodiOS

        Well, yeah, it’s all nice and cool when it stops at “Oh, that’s what you like? Cool.” Dig any deeper than that and I would risk landing a minefield.

    • $18114340

      If you can’t understand and accept their preferences, and they can’t understand and accept yours, are you truly friends?

      I don’t think friendship is so binary. It’s not, “we’re either friends, or we’re not”. Yes, it can get ugly when talking about certain topics with different people, but how you talk about these subjects and to what extent you’re willing to allow for disagreement play an important part.

      I don’t believe friendship is about finding people with similar interests and beliefs so much as finding people who are willing to accept and live with the differences.

      • bloodiOS

        I tend to elevate those who don’t mind me touching the sensitive topics and stay cool with it to the “best friend” level. It used to be my standard for finding a “friend” but over the course of the years, I realized that that type is rare. And as long that I don’t mess touch any sensitive topics, my “friends” are nice and caring enough.

    • Pyrofrost

      I agree with gold163.

      Personally, I have close friends who I can talk to about religious matters, politics, and gaming at any time. We might not agree on everything, we might have our debates, but we always respect each others point of view.

      What we don’t do is belittle each other or get condescending and things like that. If we do give each other an shit, it’s always in a playful manner, without an intent to cut down.

      • bloodiOS

        Let’s look at it this way, I’m going to present three levels:
        – Acquaintances (There are many, but I mostly know them for specific purposes, not much else, they probably feel the same.)
        – Friends (There are a few, and some comes and go, but they are helpful, caring, be there when you need them, but still maintain a certain distance)
        – Best/close friends (Less than five, but as long that I don’t mess around with their girlfriends, all is cool, they’re here to stay.)

        • Pyrofrost

          Makes sense.
          I’d say everyone fits that bill as well. Even people who are FB friend collectors and such.

    • MosquitoLemon

      No way, I always tear people to shreds. If they still don’t want to be friends, it just means their convictions aren’t strong enough and they want to live in a bubble free of criticism.

    • GhostNomad

      I question everything. I like to understand why my friends think the way they thing/like the things they like/believe the things they believe/etc. Hell, my relationship with my best friend is pretty much the two of us making fun of each other and talking more shit than the average rap battle before ending the conversation on an entirely different note such as ‘wanna get some food/see a movie’.

      To be fair, we’re best friends. Dude can shoot me in the leg and I wouldn’t have any hard feelings about it.

      Since you asked about friends in general, I’ve found that a lot of people are way too damn touchy. If they ask a question, I give an answer regardless of whether it’s the answer they want to hear or not. Then again, maybe I’m just too direct and offensive :D

      • Pyrofrost

        >>> “I’ve found that a lot of people are way too damn touchy.”

        Personally, I’d say this covers a very large portion of humanity. I find that people are too quickly looking for something to take personally or something to be offended by.

        Then they think everyone should walk on eggshells around what they would possibly take personally or what offends them.

  • shogunknight

    I just realized, friday 13th december was friday the 13th and I didnt notice any movies or trailers of friday the 13th, maybe they realised they dont do so well anymore

    • EX+

      I hate movies that release on Fridays.
      I haven’t been to a movie theater in 10-11 months.

      • shogunknight

        Wow, this years movies must have not given you any interest of recent it seems. What were your best movies of this year…and worst

        • EX+

          I haven’t seen a single movie that’s released this year.
          I might go and see the Amazing Spider-Man 2 next year. It looks good. But Harry Osborn looks so douchey.

          • shogunknight

            Yeah, he does look more douchey than corporate. I also want to see godzilla

  • $83030187
    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Why do we have to wait for mods to be away before posting Miku?

      ._.

      • $83030187

        We don’t. Any time is a good time for Miku.

  • DarkLegacy

    Watching these two vids makes me laugh xD. The guy’s name is Jerome Jarre that does vine vids

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v_vjGvZh7k

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaZzrE8rkQM

    And the second vid has the same clips as the ones you saw in the first vid. But the second vid has the new clips that weren’t in the first vid

  • EX+

    I hope Yosuke gets to dance to Big Booty Bitches and Back that Azz up in P4D. He is the perviest of the gang.

    • MosquitoLemon

      See that’s the game people want to play. Stupid devs will never get it.

      • EX+

        Exactly.

    • Pyrofrost
      • EX+

        Lol, what the hell?

        • Pyrofrost

          Boondocks man, Boondocks ^_^

          It’s funny as fucking hell.

        • Pyrofrost

          I would definitely suggest looking the series up and downloading it or buying it or whatever. Just so long as you watch it.

  • MosquitoLemon

    I know I’ve said it before, but if they made Rival Schools 3 and actually support it, I’d buy all the DLCs. ALL OF THEM.

    I’ve already stopped buying and playing games, used or otherwise. I’ve sold all of my PS3 stuff, buried my PSP and DS, locked my busted PS2 in a chamber, and sent my N64 to a storage facility that I’m not sure of the location of. And then I switched the SD card in my 3DS so now games yell at me every time I try to play/save them.

    Just make Rival Schools 3 and we’ll all be cool. I’ll play it like once a week, and I’ll buy all the DLCs, man, all of them.

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

      >I’ve already stopped buying and playing games, used or otherwise

  • $83030187
  • bloodiOS

    I have heard some people saying that the PS4 doesn’t support 1080p@60fps for Stereoscopic 3D, only 720p@60fps. Is this true or false? I thought the PS4 supports up to HDMI version 1.4b doesn’t it? It should have no problem with 3D at 1080p and 60fps, right?

    • Pyrofrost

      Evidently Trine 2 runs in 1080p @ 60 hz and supports stereoscopic 3D on PS4

      • bloodiOS

        Ah, good to hear. Because I’ve seen someone (forgot where) stated that Trine 2 is 720p@30fps in 3D mode. I thought that sounded like BS when I first heard of it but since I don’t have PS4, I couldn’t make sure of it.

        • Pyrofrost

          Yeah, everything I have been reading online is boasting the fact that Trine 2 is capable of this.

          I don’t have a PS4 personally though; but all the research I do is saying the PS4 can do it and Trine 2 is capable.

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

    I can’t find the image, but I came across a post of a shooped 3DS with Crystal Chronicles playing on it, and, man, why does that sound like the ideal system for a game like FFCC?

    • Azuardo

      Ahh, I loved the original GC game. The DS ones not so much. But I agree… It’d always been crying out for a proper online mode ever since it was conceived on the GC. I fear it may have missed its chance now, though.

  • $18114340

    Joystiq just posted a story with sources from Reddit and GameInformer that has plenty of pictures of the beta Steam Machines Valve’s been sending out, compiled into a neat little gallery:

    http://www.joystiq.com/2013/12/15/what-a-steam-machine-looks-like/

    • $83030187

      Love the wooden crates they come in. Hopefully as the days go by more and more people will upload videos going into more detail about them.

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

    Whoa. We have new buttons above the article now :o

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Just testing it out. I’d like to see if we get more shares this way. =)

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

        I usually just share it by copying the link, so this will come in handy :p

    • 罪罰

      we social now

  • bloodiOS

    Hey, guys, check out Sunrider :

    http://kck.st/1gdd92y

    The campaign is currently in a pretty good shape so it’s not it’s starving for backers for anything. However, since it’s going to be available for free once finished, I just thought it might be worth checking it out and keeping an eye on it even if you don’t feel like pledging for the project.

    • 罪罰

      muv luv?

  • LennoG

    Hey guys, I recently purchased the Humble Bundle, but I already got some of the games in it, so I am giving them away here:

    Magika + 2DLC: https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=SsxqTBfzSeXFxRM3

    Serious Sam 3 BFE: https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=Ky3HhHNmFV4hRMK8

    They are all redeemable on Steam.

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  • GhostNomad

    I don’t think that second picture is gonna last long >.>

  • Charlie

    Dear God…

  • bloodiOS

     

  • Charlie

    A bit of baby gravy never hurt anyone.

  • bloodiOS

    That’s what happened when you don’t handle those lotion bottles with care.

  • GhostNomad

    The Rule34 is strong with this one!

  • Charlie
  • GhostNomad

    I don’t know, man…. I’ve seen some things.

  • Charlie

    Do tell.

  • GhostNomad

    To put it simply, the combination of boredom + internet access has been all too frequent for me over the last 12 years :D

  • Pyrofrost

    Yeah, the internet has made some depraved shit readily available for viewing, that’s for sure.