Open Forum #076
posted on 12.28.13 at 11:52 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Open Forum #076

Our seventy-sixth Open Forum is open for discussion.

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

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  • TheExile285

    What is your 3DS GOTY? Mine would be Rune Factory 4.

    And woot! I popped Open Forum #076’s cherry! ^_^

    • Azuardo

      Zelda ALBW probably just edges Bravely Default for me.

    • Wolf Star

      Since I bought only 1 3DS game in 2013… I guess I would say.. Pokemon Y :/
      It would’ve been Flying Fairy but damn that long delay for US in 2014… >__< oh well..

      • DarkLegacy

        Since you have Y i have X

        • Wolf Star

          Awesome!! :)

          • DarkLegacy

            I was going to buy either Y or X, but I picked X. And after that I started to buy Knack for Christmas

            • Wolf Star

              How is Knack?? I heard that game was difficult.

              • DarkLegacy

                Depends if you play it on normal or hard level

                • Wolf Star

                  Ooh ok. oh also did you get your Internet set up? and Psn account?? :)

                  • DarkLegacy

                    Tells me I need LAN Cable. Am I able to get one from Amazon or somewhere else?

                    • Wolf Star

                      Really?? 0__o it has Wifi too…

                    • DarkLegacy

                      I know. It keeps telling me I need a LAN Cable for Internet if I want to sign up on PSN

                    • Wolf Star

                      that’s weird… I’m using Wifi on Ps4 and I’m on Internet… Do you have Internet router or something like that?? if not then well if you want to use LAN Cable go for it…

                    • DarkLegacy

                      You were right. I have Wifi too, and I don’t need to use a LAN Cable

                    • Wolf Star

                      I can help you, to set up wifi :) if ya want to? :)

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Nope. I’ve done that, and it tells me to download a system software

                    • Wolf Star

                      Ok do that xD

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Lol. How long does it take to install?

                    • Wolf Star

                      Installation is quick like about 2-4 mins?? For downloading well it depends on your interent. hehe

                    • DarkLegacy

                      I have PSN

                    • Wolf Star

                      Already?? Nice :) what’s your PSN? I’ll add ya or you can add me :)

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Sora Hearts.

                      It is the same name has the one you’re seeing, only it has a space

                    • DarkLegacy

                      It asks for Online ID

                    • Wolf Star

                      Well Online ID means it’s a PSN username… Also I tried to look for your PSN but I couldn’t find it.. I put space.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Oh. I don’t know what is going on with my PSN name

                    • Wolf Star

                      Umm did you put it right?? lol username and everything?

                    • DarkLegacy

                      I’m sure I did. It asked for my first and last name, and I put “Sora Hearts”

                    • Wolf Star

                      Umm the first name and last name is not PSN ID lol well here’s something interesting I found.. I typed in your username without the space and I found out that somebody is already using that name xD hehe

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Is that the one with the cat pic? Because mine has a avatar with an RPG character that has red eyes. Do you know how I can change my name back to Sorahearts? That is without spaces lol

                    • Wolf Star

                      Yep that’s the one. well what PSN name did you come up with?? No I don’t mean first and last name lol

                    • DarkLegacy

                      I went for Sora Hearts because it kept asking for my last name lol

                    • Wolf Star

                      Ohh I know what you did.. yeah it happened to me too.. ok well how about this.. add me :) mine is Ratchet544 my pic is a mouse looking character thing..

                    • DarkLegacy

                      And I went and changed my name to Dark Legacy because of my name lol. Anyway I’ve added you and sent you a friend request saying “Hi”

                    • Wolf Star

                      I added you :) also woow.. umm your PSN username is.. way to long xD. lol no wonder I couldn’t find you :) well I just send you a message :)

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Same here :D

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Probably… Zelda.

    • Xaltmas

      Definitely A Link Between Worlds. Hell, I think that is the only 3DS game I have bought all year besides Senran Kagura…

      Tho I did get SMT IV and Soul Hackers for Christmas. Haven’t started either one yet.

    • MosquitoLemon

      Pokemon Y. I got Senran Kagura instead of Rune Factory because I don’t exactly have time to be playing a long RPG. Heck, I haven’t even finished Pokemon for the same reason. I love the RF series though.

  • Azuardo

    Hope you all had a good Chrimbo.

    Making my way through my current FemShep Mass Effect run. Now on ME2.

    Still Bravely Defaulting on the side. DOA5U, too.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Da Fuq is Chrimbo?

      • DarkLegacy

        He means Christmas

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

          Oh oui.

    • MosquitoLemon

      FemShep? Female Shepard is the default as far as I’m concerned.

      I actually played a little DOA5U today, hahah

    • jujubee88

      You talk funny. Write. I mean write. :)

  • Xaltmas

    http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/12/27/itagaki-confirms-devils-third-release-for-2014-the-game-is-80-complete-looks-finished/

    Devil’s Third is just about finished and is confirmed for release next year.

    2014 is shaping up to be a phenomenal year for people who love Japanese games but aren’t into JRPGs.

    Devil’s Third
    Lily Bergamo
    Bayonetta 2
    MGS V Ground Zeroes
    The Evil Within
    Dark Dreams Don’t Die (D4)

    • icecoffemix

      It’s a phenomenal year for those into JRPG too.

      • Xaltmas

        Definitely. I’ll be buying Dark Souls II, Bravely Default and Drakengard 3. More JRPGs than I have bought in a long time.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Awesome. I wonder who’s going to end up publishing it though…

      • Xaltmas

        Many are betting on Microsoft for obvious reasons. If it’s not them, then I honestly have no idea.

        • Solomon_Kano

          I’d like to think we’d have heard from them on it by now if it were MS. They aren’t exactly swimming in Japanese support yet, so revealing that they picked up Devil’s Third would be reassuring. But if it’s slated for 2014, I’m doubtful it’ll be MS.

          • Xaltmas

            Well, Microsoft hasn’t showed anything when it comes to JP support for the Bone. They recently talked about how they are getting things ready for the JP launch, so they could be holding it for some kind of event, along with whatever other exclusives they have.

            If it isn’t MS, then the only other company that comes to mind is Namco Bandai. And I have no basis for that.

            • Solomon_Kano

              At this rate, one has to wonder when the hell the thing is even hitting in Japan.

              They’ll get the PS4 in February and we’re regularly hearing about such and such game having a PS4 version (most recently, I believe they’re getting a Nobunaga’s Ambition at launch… maybe?) or such and such dev having a project in the works for it (Falcom just the other day). Hearing nothing on the One’s Japanese support is worrying, unless it’s launching late next year. There’s secretive and then there’s… well, this. It feels like they aren’t telling because there’s nothing to be told, and I really hope that isn’t the case.

              Wee tangent. Anywho, if not MS… Konami, perhaps? I don’t really have any basis for that either, but I had Rising on the brain and ran with that lol. Or, speaking of Platinum, perhaps Sega. Itagaki seems no easier to work with than I’d imagine Kamiya would have been, so maybe they’d be willing.

              • Xaltmas

                Late next year sounds about right, with some kind of event in the summer to show off exclusives.

                MS has got to know that the Bone is doomed in Japan. I mean, I’m glad they are doing it (gonna get some great games out of it) but it would be totally understandable if they just said fuck it.

                As for Devil’s Third publishers, I think Sega can be crossed off the list. They have said before that they are moving away from retail, and they even went so far as to can Bayonetta 2.

                Konami would be an interesting choice, that’s for sure. Capcom and SE can probably be crossed off the list. Tecmo-Koei as well (that shit would be funny tho).

                I’m still thinking Namco Bandai. It just feels right.

                When it comes to western pubs, it’s even harder to think of any. Deep Silver, maybe? Warner Bros?

                • Solomon_Kano

                  To be fair, Sega scrapped Bayo 2 since the original didn’t sell. That’s not a problem for Itagaki’s work, so I could see them being willing to publish Devil’s Third despite their claim of moving away from retail. That would likely be broken for games that are acquired as opposed to developed internally anyway. They’re doing Dengeki Bunko, after all.

                  Namdai… how often do they publish games they didn’t develop? I can only think of anime games in that regard, since they suck up all of the licenses. I’d agree on crossing out Capcom and SE, though I could conceivably see SE doing it. I’ll probably die laughing if it ends up with TK. That would be too funny.

                  As for western pubs, yea, I can’t really imagine who might do it. WB did Lollipop Chainsaw, despite Grasshopper games selling like crap, so maybe them? Past that, no clue as to who might be interested. I was going to say Bethesda, but then I remembered that they own Tango. So… I don’t really know who might be interested out west. Should be interesting to see where it lands.

                  • Xaltmas

                    Bayonetta sold a million, which is about as much as Ninja Gaiden II did. NGII was an Xbox exclusive, so there is that I guess.

                    Namco Bandai has Dark Souls, and it’s been a massive success for them.

                    Itagaki has a name you can market, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the popularity of the Souls games has opened NB up to the thought of publishing more stuff.

                    Lollipop Chainsaw did pretty well for Warner, but they are so busy next year, I can’t see Devil’s Third fitting in.

                    Bethesda would be interesting, but as much as I love them, they don’t play well with companies they don’t own.

                    Another thing to consider is how much Itagaki fought for the Devil’s Third IP. I doubt he’d be willing to turn around and give it up to a publisher again, so it would have to be a pub who would let him keep it.

                    • Solomon_Kano

                      I’d like to hope Dark Souls opened them up, but then that was two years ago and we’ve nothing to show for it, so I can’t imagine it has.

                      Did LC actually do well in the west? I just remember it flopping super hard in Japan. What else do they have next year though? That new LOTR game and Lego Hobbit are all I can think of. I’d assume we’ll see Rocksteady resurface as well.

                      Yea, IP ownership is definitely important. So that rules out the bigger names like Ubisoft and EA (now that Partners is dead), though they would be the least likely to show interest anyway.

                    • Xaltmas

                      Well, has anything like Dark Souls since Dark Souls? An opportunity like Devil’s Third doesn’t come around very often.

                      LC shipped like 700,000 world wide, so WB couldn’t have been that disappointed. They knew what they were getting into when they signed with Grasshopper.

                      Next year they’ve

                      The Lego Movie Video Game
                      Lego The Hobbit
                      Dying Light
                      Mad Max
                      The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

                      That LoTR game doesn’t have a date yet, but it could hit next year too.

                      When it comes to publishers that let devs own their own IP, I can’t think of many. Microsoft does, I know that for a fact.

                    • Solomon_Kano

                      Hm… anything like Dark Souls meaning what though? A pseudo-sequel to another publisher’s already successful game? A western-leaning Japanese game?

                      700k? Huh.

                      I forgot WB picked up The Witcher and Dying Light.

                      Does MS let their devs own their IP? It seems to vary, near as I can tell. Halo, for an obvious example, stayed with MS after Bungie’s departure. PGR remained with MS as well. Gears and Mass Effect remained with Epic and Bioware respectively, but those are situations where those devs were also publishing entities or owned by one.

                    • Xaltmas

                      A large-budget Japanese console game that is looking for a publisher. You don’t get very many of those. Most Japanese-developed console games are by studios who are owned by a large publisher.

                      Hell, how many independent developers are there left in Japan that make console games? Access, Platinum, Valhalla… FromSoft publishes their own stuff in Japan. Even Grasshopper is owned by a publisher now.

                      Insomniac still owns the Sunset Overdrive IP. If I’m remembering right, that is one of the reasons they claim to have gone with Microsoft. Sony insists that they own all of the IP that they publish.

                    • Solomon_Kano

                      Ah. Yea, that’s not common. The fact that Japan’s publishers so favor internal development is why it’s so tough to figure out who might be interested in Devil’s Third.

                      Yea, Sony likes IP ownership. It’s to their benefit at times and their detriment at others. Lost them Dark Souls, after all. It figures Insomniac would only side with them if they could keep the IP, since that’s why they turned to EA for Fuse. Wonder how they feel about keeping that now…

                      I wonder if Remedy got to keep Alan Wake though? They most definitely won’t be keeping Quantum Break. No way in hell MS gets their TV department investing in a show for an IP they can’t keep.

                    • Xaltmas

                      Remedy owns the Alan Wake IP. Quantum Break is up in the air though, especially because of the TV stuff.

                      Another reason I think Devil’s Third could be published by MS is because we haven’t seen it yet. Itagaki claims the game is 80% done and looks finished, but we have no footage of it. No screens, no trailers, no nothing.

                      If it was picked up by someone else, you’d think we’d have seen it by now if it really is that close to being done.

                      Microsoft would have a reason to keep the game close to their chest, what with the Xbone not having a JP date yet.

                    • Solomon_Kano

                      Very true, the nebulous date would give them reason to keep it close.

                      At the same time, a release anywhere in 2014 without any screens or trailers as we near the end of 2013 sounds kinda dangerous. We didn’t know about any of the western launch titles until a few months before launch, yea, but MS is strongest here. People would have bought Forza 5 on a week’s notice. If MS has Devil’s Third, I don’t think it would be in their best interest to keep quite this quiet.

                      Unless they’re aiming for Christmas 2014 as a launch date, they’re bordering on TK levels of stealth. Hopefully they’ll detail plans for Japan’s launch sooner rather than later, Devil’s Third or no.

                    • Xaltmas

                      They said that they were going to start gearing up for the JP launch next month, so we should get information soon.

                      Hopefully they have a good amount of games to show, like that rumored game from Platinum. Swery’s title will probably be touted too.

                    • Solomon_Kano

                      Ah. Yea, hopefully they bring something significant. An Xbox exclusive might end up being Platinum’s worst selling Japanese game ever (which would be terrifying, since Madworld…), considering how each has done in that territory, but I’d be hype.

                    • Xaltmas

                      I think at this point PG would just be thrilled to find work.

                      Gotta keep busy until Konami is ready for Revengeance 2 Electric Boogaloo.

                    • Solomon_Kano

                      Well, yea. I’d imagine the publisher signs their check whether the game flops or not, but as a fan I hate seeing how poorly their stuff sells. It’s the same shit Clover got, but even worse.

                      Konami should totes hold a naming contest for Revengeance’s sequel. I think Metal Gear Rising: Re: Revengeance: Revenging Again is a winner, man.

                    • Xaltmas

                      It’s painful to be a fan of companies like Platinum Games, Grasshopper Manufacture and the like.

                      Everyone has a good laugh while posting “BOMBA”, but I just die a little inside when at the same time the newest Call of Battlefield: Elite Honor Warfighter sells a bajillion copies.

                      I’m just thankful that more Metal Gear Rising is all but a sure thing. Kojima was happy with it and it sold pretty well.

                      And I hope Nintendo doesn’t completely drop them once Bayonetta 2 is done either. And not just because I need more justification for having bought a Wii U.

                    • Solomon_Kano

                      I’m not even mad at the success of Gears of Madden Duty X, but it’s a pity seeing games like Okami and Killer 7 released to critical acclaim and no sales and then watching everything their creators do go further south from there. Does every Platinum game deserve high sales? No (but most do!), but they damn sure don’t deserve 13k debuts and shit. :/

                      Honestly, with W101’s treatment, I kinda hope Nintendo is through with them. I’d rather not see Platinum condemned to cult status by being tied to the Wii U. After Rising, they’ve got a big notch in their belt. They can build on that if they’re working on multiplats. Staying on the Wii U in its present state would be damning, unless Nintendo bought them — and good lord would I scream if that happened. And I say that as a 3DS owner having every intention to own a Wii U. I pray to any and every god that may be out there that we don’t see that happen.

                    • Xaltmas

                      What they need is a publisher who will advertise their fucking games. Konami did that with Revengeance and it paid off. There was also the Metal Gear branding, but yeah.

                      Ninja Gaiden II was a million seller under Microsoft, so I hope they can provide Platinum with the tools necessary to make their game a financial success, if they are indeed working together.

                    • Solomon_Kano

                      Exactly. Sega dropped the ball and that shit and then Nintendo — who are usually GREAT about that — did the same on W101. A friend of mine theorizes that Nintendo really only wanted Bayo 2, but they took on Kamiya’s project to throw Platinum a bone. I don’t want to believe that, but W101 was so grossly undermarketed that I don’t know what else to make of it. I’d even take bad marketing over no marketing, man. But, yea, my ideal scenario would be that Platinum leverages their success with Revengeance to put out some original projects with Konami alongside a sequel.

                      MS certainly has the muscle to market Platinum on the level they deserve, it’ll all become a question of if they deem it worthy — should this happen at all, of course. I see this one 5-second Ryse commercial every so often and that’s about the only marketing I saw for that title. No KI, no Crimson Dragon, but a few seconds of Ryse.

                • Budgiecat

                  I have a feeling it’s Microsoft.

                  They did mention earlier they had some Japanese made games in the works….

                  • Xaltmas

                    And people will throw a temper tantrum, despite his past 5-6 games all being exclusive to Xbox platforms (with the exception of that DS game).

                    • Budgiecat

                      Well he is a bit of a nutball. Truth be told he could have made a lot more money putting his game on more than one system or at least, the system more popular in Japan as well as the West….

                    • Xaltmas

                      Can’t argue with that. He was never above talking shit about Playstation platforms though.

                      I remember reading that he hated Sony because they chose to push Tekken over Dead or Alive back on the original Playstation.

                      And he seems like the kind of person who would hold a grudge.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Yeah he would talk shit about Tekken yet I seen him in a friendly pic with Harada

                    • Xaltmas

                      http://www.1up.com/news/lack-itagaki-trash-talk-saddens-tekken-harada

                      While it’s an old article, he clearly had issues with Tekken.

                      He has also talked a lot of trash about Kamiya, despite taking pictures with him not too long ago.

  • Alkhan

    Anyone else think this is just bad parenting? A kid get’s trolled by his uncle and mom with an empty PS4 box for bad grades.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RUcfan1rBc

    • Xaltmas

      That shit is totally fucked up. What’s worse is that they filmed it and uploaded it online.

      • Alkhan

        Right? He would’ve done better with something that would actually bring his grades up, not a stupid ass prank that everyone in his school (and the world) could see and make him hate them both for a very long time.

        It’s not even about the empty box. It’s about how you felt the need to embarrass your child in front of the whole world. Next they’ll be wondering why he’s getting picked on and made fum of at school and then blame the school like it’s their fault.

        • Xaltmas

          Asking parents to do any amount of actual parenting seems to be too much these days.

          • Alkhan

            Right, normal people encourage their child to do better not mock them and embarrass them.

            Tomorrow’s headline..”Kid kills himself over a cruel Christmas prank.”

          • Pyrofrost

            That’s why I chose not to have children. I fucking hate kids anyway, and I’m far too selfish.

            • Alkhan

              You get points for honesty.

              Better to hate them and not have them than to have them and hate them.

              • Pyrofrost

                Well it’s true. Me having a kid would be a disservice to the child, and I do have my integrity.

            • Xaltmas

              Same. A cat is about as far as I’m willing to go when it comes to being responsible for another living thing.

              • Pyrofrost

                Same. I have a Maltese, and that’s about all the responsibility I want.

    • Nightcore34

      My first thought is “How did he not feel a weight difference?”, even if he’s never held a ps4 before t should be generally heavy but he was ‘swinging’ the box around like it was a bag of sweets. But on another note that wouldn’t help him get his grades up, it’ll make him hate them.

      • Pekola

        In the description it says there was a lump of metal. And he looks to be around 6-8 years old? I don’t know if a kid being all giddy would notice the difference between all the excitement.

      • gekitsu

        look at how excited that kid is. he is using 100% of his capacity for being happy, hes not going to play sherlock.

    • Pekola

      Bad all over. And then people wonder why kids have trust issues.

      Kids may not outwardly imply or say it, yet they have no choice but to trust and look up to their parents and tutors. Even if the kid was misbehaved or lied about his grades or just failed his exams because he didn’t study, you absolutely for no reason whatsoever, break their trust with things they find valuable at their young age.

      And even worse, upload it for the whole world-wide web to see. That’s just bad parenting.

      If the kids is getting bad grades, then maybe YOU should look into how you’re teaching your child their study habits instead of being a ratchet-ass guardian. Honestly. Smh at these nasty hoes.

      • gekitsu

        you put into words exactly what i was trying to say. what these guys are doing is abusing their position of being trusted.

        maybe its just me, but i have never seen anything bad come from taking a kid serious, listening to what they have to say, and explaining as much as possible to them.

    • gekitsu

      wow, that poor kid. :(

      thats todays tone-deafness for you: sometimes, a parent may have to do things that their kids will strongly dislike. but that doesnt equal being a total and utter fucking dick to kids. that shits way out of league.

      but then, i have seen parents excuse venting their random moods on their kids with “but you have to be nice to your kids, right?” and “you have to set lines for your kids, right?” depending on whether their mood of the moment was cuddly or angry. honestly, that kind of bullshit really gets under my skin.
      kids are a huge responsibility and deserve respectful treatment. them being little and not as powerful as a grownup isnt an invitation to “finally having final say” and exerting that power at every opportunity, its an obligation to make sure they become more powerful human beings.

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

      Oh yeah, that’s REALLY going to teach him to bring his grades up. Congratulations, guys. You just gave him even more of a reason to rebel.

      Awesome.

    • Revorse

      I don’t see anything wrong with it. Kids are dicks. But to be a bit more serious we don’t know the full story. So we shouldn’t say it’s “bad parenting” Maybe they did try to talk to him but he didn’t take it serious, shrugged it off like he didn’t give a fuck. And trust that’s definitely how I’ve seen plenty of kids act. Sometimes consequence are severe and fucked up. Kids need to learn that.

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

        Kids are dicks? Where do you think that get that from? His family is pretty rotten to have done something like this. I don’t care what the hell his grades were… This was just wrong on so many levels.

        You want him to get his grades up? You sit down with him and try to help him understand whatever it is he’s having trouble with, get involved with the teacher(s), so forth and so on. You don’t fucking create a humiliating experience for him that will cause him to develop trust issues.

        Now he’s going to be thinking twice when receiving a gift in the future, I’m sure. As for consequences… The kid looked younger than 10. Are you kidding me? This isn’t a consequence even an 18 year old deserves.

        You take away the keys to their car or something, you don’t embarrass them in front of everyone like this… Especially if you’re family. Come on, man.

        • Alkhan

          Someone just sent me a link to something that’s actually worse. Much worse—

          http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhKR8O8S0DNV796j9n

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

            Yeah, I saw the first minute or so and that was enough for me. I’d rather not even watch the rest of that.

            • Alkhan

              I got up to 5 minutes and then I got pissed off and stopped watching. Is it really that hard to put kids you don’t want up for adoption?

              This guy was literally stomping and punching these 2-5 year olds with all his strength…

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

                It’s the kind of thing I know goes on in the world, unfortunately, but I’d honestly rather not see. I’d rather stay ignorant about this sort of thing.

          • Pyrofrost

            I have no problem with a parent whooping a kids ass, even doing so in public if necessary. However that was pretty bullshit.

        • Revorse

          Well people are just different from my family. Tough love I suppose. You gotta grow some thick skin to survive in the world, as least that’s how I was raised. The world is a fucked and place and if you can’t deal with it, then it’ll eat you alive.

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

            Yeeeeah… All this prepared the kid for was to be trolled by the real world and never trust his friends when receiving a gift he really wants. This isn’t a life lesson or tough love, man, it’s just cruel.

            • Revorse

              A person shouldn’t be so trusting in the first place. It’s ridiculous to think everyone has the best intentions for you.

              • Xaltmas

                You should be able to trust your family.

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

                I’m not thinking everyone has the best intentions for me, but I see nothing with believing my own FRIENDS have the best intentions for me.

          • gekitsu

            well, where i come from, i learned that the world can be fucked up and unjust, too.

            i also learned that no matter what happens, your family is on your side, period.

            • Revorse

              That’s naive. Family can be just a cruel ad people in the world. Family is just a word after all.

              • gekitsu

                its only naive when your family is part of the problem.

                thats pretty much where id draw the line between the pessimistic tendencies of realistic expectations and blindly indulging in cynicism.

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

                There’s an old saying.

                “Blood is thicker than water.”

                While you may be right in a sense that family can be cruel, just as much as any other people in this world, I know that despite our differences… If I really needed them, I could count on them. I pretty much held a grudge against my old man after his second wife due to how he behaved and how he allowed HER to behave towards me, but if I were to say… Get myself put in jail or end up in the hospital with a serious injury, I know he would show up, despite our feelings towards each other.

                • Revorse

                  And that’s a good and great feeling and I can certainly understand feelings like that. But in no way, shape, or form can I say with 100% that my family members, as close as we are, will always be there. It’s just not possible. For me at least.

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

                    Well, I’m sorry you feel that way, but you must realize something. This is a two way street. Whatever feelings you think they have towards you, you also have feelings towards them.

                    It’s a bit of a cop-out when you say you can’t rely on someone when you’re just as responsible at making a connection as they are. You can’t just expect people to know what you’re thinking or how you feel, then cast them aside and take on a cynical view as if everyone else is to blame but yourself.

                    Everyone has a responsibility, regardless of how small it may be. Even with how my stepmother mistreated me, sure… She was in the wrong as well as my old man, but there were still other ways I could have handled my situation rather than dumping my problems onto them and simply blaming the bad environment.

                    Then again, I was a teenager at the time, so blaming others (especially parents) is generally what you to tend to do instead of taking responsibility for your (in)actions.

                    What you’re doing right now is just drinking a cup of poison and expecting other people to be the one that gets poisoned instead. It’s kind of sad, really. I don’t mean that in a condescending way… I just mean it really makes me feel bad to know you’ve solidified yourself with such a cynical outlook on life, that’s all.

                    • Revorse

                      Whoa, Time-out. I’m not trying to rely on anyone or make anyone rely on me. And I certainly understand that people cannot be expected to understand my feelings. Which is why I keep most of them to myself.
                      I try not to step on toes and in return hope not to get mine stepped on.

                      And there’s no blame to be cast. I’m not using “the world is fucked up” as an excuse for any means of my life. lol I mean I’m a grown man after all if I can’t own up to mistakes I’ve made due to my own action then why would I even be deserving of calling myself a man? Any problems I’ve cause of my own ridiculous/ignorant/hasty/ etc etc decision is something I’m willing and expecting to deal with.

                      And I wouldn’t say I’m a full on cynic. I believe that’s good in the world. It has to be but I’m definitely not the first person to be so eager to believe it outweighs the bad.

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

                      Well, that’s just it. I’m a grown man as well, but this kid is just, well… A kid. He should be allowed to enjoy himself as a kid and have a childhood, yet he’s already being trolled at such a young age, by his own family no less?

                      We, as grown individuals, know where to draw the line based on personal experience. His family should have known better as well. They might as well have just been like, “So, did you see Santa last night? Lol jk. He’s not real!”

                      I mean, come on… He’s not even 10 and they’re already bringing down the hammer for him to get his grades up. Personally, I think they have their priorities a little out of whack. Let him live a little for now.

                      Now, that’s not to say that he should just be allowed to flunk his classes, but on that same note… They also shouldn’t go above and beyond to punish him for his grades either. You want to ground him for a week, no TV, no phone calls, computer, that sort of thing? Fine.

                      You want to ruin his Christmas? Definitely not okay.

                    • Revorse

                      I suppose I can see how this could be cruel. So yeah, what they did could be seen as excessive and cruel.

                      As for the grades thing. Some people are just REALLY into grades.

                  • gekitsu

                    and i can agree to that notion.

                    the key aspect of that is: where to go from there? do we have to use this remaining percentage as a justification for deliberately being a dick to someone in the family?

                • Xaltmas

                  This right here.

                  My father and I aren’t on the best of terms, but I know if I ever needed his help, he’d be there in a minute.

                • Pyrofrost

                  Damn right; not many outside of family will come get you in the late hours when the cops are trying to charge you with DUI. xD

              • Pyrofrost

                Actually, its worse coming from family than the world and people you don’t know.

                People around the world are conditioned to trust their family and NOT strangers. These people haven’t redefined and revolutionized parenting. They aren’t teaching some long lost concept. They are just being cruel.

                (I’m betting the video is a gag though)

                • Revorse

                  It is World Star after all.

      • gekitsu

        there is a difference between just not getting the kid a ps4 and his family making a party out of toying with him like that, just to rub it in his face.

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

          Exactly. Naturally, I wouldn’t expect to get what I ask for if my behavior wasn’t good that year or my grades were bad, but to have your own family trick you like that… Shit.

          That’s worse than them not getting you the PS4 at all.

          • gekitsu

            yeah.

            its so painfully obvious that they didnt spend one proper thought on what this must look like from the little ones perspective.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Nah that’s not bad parenting. He’ll get the PS4 when he gets good grades in school. Which is easy to do. So yah.

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

        Not giving him a PS4 and dangling a carrot in front of his nose like a donkey are two totally separate things.

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

          It’s incentive.

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

            Yeah, incentive to push him away. If someone would have done this in my family when I was growing up, I would have thought to myself, “Fine, ya know what? Fuck you too.” Not ONLY would I have not bothered getting my grades up, but I also would have given them a gift on their birthday, but it would have been empty just like this was.

            If you don’t want to get your kid a PS4, that’s understandable. Just don’t troll him and make him think you did.

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

              That’s your prerogative not theirs not his.

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

                Actually, that’s HIS prerogative now as well. He’s been screwed over by his family, so now he can justifiably screw them over if he wants. I’m all for you wanting your child to have a better education, but this is NOT how you go about getting it.

                How would you like it if someone placed a plate of food down onto the table in front of you and it was your favorite meal, but as soon as you got excited upon seeing it, they pulled it away and said, “I changed my mind. You’re not getting any because you came in 10 minutes after curfew.”

                There’s a right way and a wrong way to punish your kids and this definitely wasn’t the right way. It’s especially bad that one of them was actually encouraging him to open it and sounded happy for him, then laughed when he stomped off and even followed him to make fun of him.

                I’m sorry if you can’t see what’s wrong here, but the video speaks volumes about the family’s behavior and honestly? They’re even more immature than the kid is and that’s saying something.

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

                  “I changed my mind. You’re not getting any because I came in 10 minutes after curfew.” <— Probably should be because you came in 10 minutes after curfew. And on that 1) that is food not a gift 2) I don't have a curfew so fuck that (even when I was not an adult I had no dumb fucking curfew).

                  Anyways doing it this way is perfect. What better way to make him get good grades than promising him he'll get a reward such as that. The part about going after him was just weird, but whatever.

                  • Franklin Clinton

                    You are a sad fail troll…

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

                      Except I am not a troll dumbass.

                    • Franklin Clinton

                      “not”

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

                    Wow… I’m not even sure what to say any more. I’m actually speechless. I don’t know whether to be impressed that you have managed to do this to me or be sad for you.

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

                      No reason to feel sad for me, at least not over my opinions.

                    • Franklin Clinton

                      I don’t know whether to be impressed that you have managed to do this to me or be sad for you.

                      The second option.

                  • Xaltmas

                    I hope you never have children, because they will surely grow up to despise you if you think that what was shown in that video is proper parenting.

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

                      If I do have children I will be the best parent because I know what not to do, my father was a complete fucking ass dick so I think I understand a thing or two about what not to do as a parent.

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

                      It’s ironic, really. Most of the people that say that sort of thing are actually the ones that become the very person they hate without even realizing it.

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

                      Except I am not most people. Each person is a separate case. Stereotyping is wrong for this very reason.

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

                      You’re right, you aren’t ‘most people’, but I can assure you I’m not stereotyping. You can preach about being an ‘individual snowflake’, but in the end… You think just like the rest of us do.

                      You must overcome the same obstacles, deal with a multitude of situations, so forth and so on. Don’t think that just because you’re an individual, you are exempt from this.

                      That, in itself, is far worse than me stereotyping.

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

                      I am simply saying you are putting me into a category that I won’t be in, because you stereotype people that say what I have said.

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

                      And you are thinking that there’s this magic ‘safety bubble’ which protects you from falling into that category, but guess what… There isn’t.

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

                      Doesn’t matter if there isn’t, because I know I won’t. I have had a very difficult life, made very difficult decisions, I think I know what my stance is and how it will or will not change.

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

                      People change on a daily basis. No matter how you feel right now, that doesn’t mean you will feel the same in say… 10 years from now. In life, there is no guarantee with anything we decide because the future can never be molded by our own hands, regardless of what we believe.

                      You may say:

                      “I’ll live in this house for the next fifty years.”

                      However, that doesn’t make it true. There are plenty of circumstances which are out of our control, especially when it comes to ideology. Our ideas change with the situation and times. My aunt told herself plenty of times that she would never pick up smoking, but she did eventually anyway due to the stress of having two children and working as a single mom for a few years.

                      So, regardless of what you may say right now… No. You don’t know that you won’t.

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

                      Whatever you want to believe. I know me and you don’t. We can agree to disagree.

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

                      It’s not what I believe that matters. It’s how the world around us operates, but in time… Even us disagreeing may change at some point. I, or you, cannot say for certain what the future holds.

                      I can say with 100% certainty that I would never kill someone, however… That doesn’t mean it’s true. If a situation arose where I had to kill someone to protect a person I care about, then I would contradict myself and kill them.

                      Free will is an illusion. You believe you control your life with the actions you make, yet little do you know that your actions are being determined by the situations around you. Maybe one day you will come to accept that and understand you cannot control time or the instances within it.

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

                      AGREE TO DISAGREE! We’re done here.

          • Xaltmas

            There’s a better way to provide incentive than embarrassing and shaming your own child.

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

              How is it embarrassing or shaming him? By recording it and uploading it? Sure. They didn’t have to do that, but it pretty much the same thing a filming a prank. So whatever.

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

                Pranking your kid on Halloween, I can understand. Pranking him on Christmas? I’ll never understand that one.

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

                  *shrug* That wasn’t the point of my post.

                • Xaltmas

                  Or, you know, a different holiday.

                  Don’t we have one dedicated entirely to messing with people?

                  HMMMMM

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

                    Nope because April Fool’s Day is not a holiday. It is a backwards ass fucked up day for asscunts to be dick bag motherfuckers.

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

                      Soooo… Every day is April Fool’s Day for trolls then? :p

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

                      Yah pretty much. That and 4chan.

              • Franklin Clinton

                *facepalm*

    • Franklin Clinton

      Dafuq?

    • Nice Boat

      God that’s awful.

    • Tac-Mex

      I would feel bad for the kid if he were not black :/

      • Xaltmas

        DUDE WAT

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

        WAT

      • Revorse

        hmm? Care to elaborate?

        • Tac-Mex

          I think that my post was pretty self-explanatory, i would feel bad for the kid if he wouldn’t have black skin

          • Xaltmas

            Wow….uh.

            Well, that is awkward.

          • Budgiecat

            I still don’t get it….

      • Alkhan

        All racist should be rounded up, hog tied, covered in meat, placed in coffins filled with fire ants and flesh eating beetles, and buried alive to suffer a slow and agonizing death in an unmarked grave.

        No one will miss you when you die. Disgusting vermin.

  • 罪罰

    Is there any special reason Disgaea 4 has such a big update?

    • DesmaX

      It’s all the DLC content.

      You know, so that when you get invaded in online, it can show the DLC characters of the player (If he brough them, of course).

  • MosquitoLemon

    Tekken Revolution’s promotional mokujin event thing actually has a ‘Turbo’ mode, like the old Street Fighter games, where the characters move twice as fast. I never really understood why people liked ‘Turbo’ anything, but now I guess I do, ahahah.

  • Xaltmas

    Well, it’s clear that the massive amount of time I have spent trolling around in Dark Souls hasn’t made me suck any less at SMT games.

    I’m getting the shit kicked out of me and it’s only the first quest in SMT IV.

    • MosquitoLemon

      I found the game easy overall, but man, one of the ending routes (the one I happened to get stuck on) is super-obnoxious. I still haven’t finished it for that reason.

      • Xaltmas

        The ability to save anywhere is nice, but I haven’t played a turn-based game in so long.

        In action RPGs like Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls your skill is more important than whatever level you are (people have finished the entirety of Dark Souls at level 1). That is obviously not the case here.

        • MosquitoLemon

          Well, yes, but only because (for the most part) your level determines what demons you can summon. Luckily there isn’t any grinding (exp scales up as you go along in the story, so if you stay in one place too long, you won’t gain exp, won’t be able to get the abilities you need to fight bosses, and so forth).

  • Nightcore34

    Well I was just playing the Game of the Year, GTA5 and although I’ve not finished I reckon I’m near the end, and too be honest I wouldn’t call it Game of the Year, it’s good but not that good.
    Also been playing with my atelier Ayesha (ps3) and Disgaea 3 (ps vita) and immensely enjoying them. What games did you get this Christmas if you got any?

    • Xaltmas

      I got a few games.

      Dragon’s Crown and Muramasa Rebirth for Vita, SMT IV and Soul Hackers for 3DS and Demon’s Souls for PS3.

      • mesul6anme

        Demon’s Souls is a great game.
        ( ^ω^)
        Just got the platinum the other day.
        ( ̄.

        • Xaltmas

          I’m still adjusting after coming off of 300+ hours in Dark Souls on 360.

          • mesul6anme

            My problem with Dark Souls is it tend to get a bit unfair sometimes. Don’t get me wrong I liked the game but it doesn’t have it difficulty right like demon’s souls. In demon’s souls if you died/got hit it’s definitely your fault. One example of enemy misplacement is going through a fog a getting hit while you’re still doing the fog passing animation by the boss who is waiting for you is bit unfair though it doesn’t happen everytime.

            • Xaltmas

              The only time I ever found Dark Souls to be unfair was that damn archer in Anor Londo.

              6 play-throughs and he still pisses me off.

              • mesul6anme

                I can assure Demon’s Souls has nothing like this, so you are in for a treat my friend. Plus F*#k Smough & Ornstein I swear its near impossible without exploiting the pillars for second of the fight.

                • Xaltmas

                  I never had an issue with them. My brother even managed to beat them on his first try during a level 1 run.

                  Now the Bed of Chaos is some nonsense. I hope FromSoft never does anything like that again.

                  More stuff like Artorias and Gywn is what the series needs.

      • Nightcore34

        Nice to see the vita getting some love, and demon souls I’ve been thinking about the game but never really got around to it, so I guess it isn’t high on my list of priorities although I do think it’s a good game, hard but good.

        • Xaltmas

          The Souls games aren’t nearly as hard as some people would have you believe.

          • Pyrofrost

            From what I remember, the key to Demon’s Souls is learning weaknesses and then grinding like a mother fucker.

          • Nightcore34

            Well who knows, I know it makes people rage, lots, and I liken that to hard.

    • 罪罰

      Disgaea 4, DoA5, 3D Dot Game Heroes, Genji PS3.

      • Nightcore34

        Fair enough, disgaea 4 was my first disgaea and I was really pleased with it. not really into DoA but I think the movie was epic and the other two I’m just not into, but how are your experiences with them?

        • 罪罰

          D4 is really fun, DOA5 is really intense and dynamic, 3D is charming though haven’t played a lot and Genji was only 1 buck and I remembered the Giant Enemy Crab thing so I bought it.

          • Nightcore34

            Damn, one buck, shit, what a deal. But yeah D4 to me is the best disgaea as it got me into the series.

  • miyamoto

    Is 3D Dot Game Hero any good? Planning to get it.

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

      Even if it doesn’t turn out to be good, it’s not like you will have spent much anyway. I’ve seen copies for about $10 or so these days.

    • Azuardo

      I liked it a lot. If you like old Zelda you’ll enjoy it. Has a lot of classic FF, Dragon Quest and other RPG/adventure game references, too.

    • Pyrofrost

      It’s a Zelda parody, that’s about the size of it. Like Tets said though, you’re not losing anything in trying it, the game is cheap as fuck.

    • 罪罰

      Yeah, its great

    • gekitsu

      it is a very charming parodic riff on the old zelda type of games. lots of in-jokes and stuff there.

      id say if you are still up for jumping on a link to the past replay just for the hell of it, you will have a lot of fun with 3ddgh. if you find these older games hard to play today for whatever reason, 3ddgh doesnt offer much improvement over the old formula.

      so, depending on what your perspective is on these older games, it can be a great bit of nostalgia.

      (edit: typo)

    • Willgaea

      The game can get repetitive. All of the bosses die the same way (Hint: hit them with your sword).

      Some Details about the game vvv

      Items are just used to find or get to new areas.

      Swords can get stupid strong.

      Also if you get hit your sword loses all of its bonuses. (sword bonuses only apply when you have full life)
      Have fun x]

  • Tac-Mex

    So now that is confirmed that Final Fantasy X-3 is coming, what kind of new gameplay you want to see? also, how much is gonna SE rape the story this time?

    • Pyrofrost

      It has been confirmed? I trust you have a citation for this.

      • Tac-Mex

        Just read this:

        http://neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=741166

        At this point, it’s pretty much confirmed that a sequel is coming, you don’t add a lot of stuff to an audio drama CD, also this is coming as well.

        • Pyrofrost

          I think I will settle on a real confirmation from SE; rather than “pretty much” confirmations and the musings of the X-2 writer.

          • Tac-Mex

            When SE says that they would like to release a sequel of an established game it really means that they are working on something

            • Pyrofrost

              I’m not saying they wouldn’t make it. It possibly is being made. However, I tend to wait for solid confirmations. That’s just me.

              • Tac-Mex

                Don’t be surprised if it is announced next year, i wonder if it will be released on PS3 or PS4

                • Budgiecat

                  No

                  And def not PS3. They are sick of that system…

    • 罪罰

      Confirmed? wut?

    • Xaltmas

      Give me the gameplay from X-2.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      It ISN’T confirmed. But if it comes then I don’t know, just make it good. And the story is going to be ass terrible. Stop with the damn sequels.

    • Nice Boat

      Actual new areas rather than a rehash, some competent and original bosses, less minigames and a bit of seriousness.

    • bloodiOS

      It would be an unwanted sequel and it can bomb for all I care. And at the end of it, I can diss Square Enix for this ridiculous decision even more. Seriously, Square Enix putting efforts into a sequel for XV would be a lot more plausible than X-3.

    • Budgiecat

      not confirmed. Toriyama needs to be destroyed first

    • Samsara09

      they didn’t confirm it…but well,the way things are going,I think it is just a question of time for the announcement.We need the audio novel and 2.5 properly translated,though.
      Honestly,I am both excited and skeptical…still,I have some ideas why they are reviving the X games and turning it on a trilogy,..but I need to watch a trailer,preferentially a gameplay one to confirm them.As for story,well,I set my hype levels to close to 0…so I can enjoy the game properly when it comes…I am sure they are gonna pull something interesting…for good or bad.

  • Pyrofrost

    With all the various types of Musou games, SE should totally collaborate with TK and make a FF Musou game.

    • Xaltmas

      Set in Ivalice plz.

      Also, a Fire Emblem Musou makes so much sense it has to happen at some point.

      • Pyrofrost

        They can set it where they want. I just think it would be some great X-Over hacking-n-slashing fun ^_^

        • Xaltmas

          Nah, it’s got to be Ivalice. Aren’t the DW games about political and military stuff?

          That is too perfect for the world of FF XII, FF Tactics and Vagrant Story.

          • Pyrofrost

            Well, it depends on the game and the story being told really. For example, the Hokuto no Ken, One Piece, Gundam, and Orochi titles have a much different premise. Both DW and SW are based on the feudal eras of their respective countries, and people vying for power.

            • Xaltmas

              My copy of DW7 needs to get here so I can get the idea of what these games are really about.

              • Pyrofrost

                Please be excited!

                • Xaltmas

                  I got a great deal on it. Brand new PS3 copy for like $12.

                  • Pyrofrost

                    Damn, very nice sir. You will be getting exponentially more than what you paid for, I assure you. :3

      • Budgiecat

        Fire Emblem Musou actually makes more sense then Zelda Musou….

    • Revorse

      TK? And I’ve been yearning for a FF Musou forever.

      • Pyrofrost

        TK = Tecmo Koei (ie: Omega Force)

        Yeah, there are MANY Musou games I would like, FF is just on a long list of that.

        • Revorse

          Dissidia could have been something like a Musou if they threw in a shit load of monsters.

          • Pyrofrost

            True, but it isn’t really the same without Omega Force involved.

            The closest a dev has come to doing a good job making a “musou style” game is Eighting with their work on Kamen Rider Battride War.

            • Revorse

              Battride War was really fun.
              The only thing that sorta pissed me off was I wanted more Riders and more combo-able(is that even a word) attacks.

              • Pyrofrost

                Agreed, I loved the game. Sadly it was an anni game and I doubt we will be seeing a sequel. That’s the only depressing part about it.
                It’s probably the best Kamen Rider game ever made, and we won’t see future installments.

                • Revorse

                  Wait, what?! I didn’t know it was an anniversary game.
                  Damn, I was honestly expecting to get one every few years.

                  • Pyrofrost

                    Yep, it was a 40th anni thing. I guess they could possibly do it, but I don’t have my hopes up.

            • Budgiecat

              Actually there’s been several Musou type games

              Saint Seiya Chronicle
              Busou Renkin
              Kingdom: Ikkitousen no Tsurugi
              Drakengard series
              NNN
              Kingdom Under Fire
              One Piece Unlimited series (sorta)

              • Pyrofrost

                That was my point, many have tried to copy the style but most of them aren’t actually good. The only good Musou style games I can immediately think of, outside of work from Omega Force, are Battride War and Sengoku Basara.

                • Budgiecat

                  Kingdom was pretty good actually. Challenging and in some ways unique.

                  Could also argue Berserk PS2 uses a bit of the Musou formula and thats good..

                  And example of a bad one would be that Super Sentai one for the Wii.

    • Tac-Mex

      I don’t expect much of Square Enix these days

      • Pyrofrost

        SE wouldn’t be making it though. The entire developmental process would be carried out by Omega Force

    • Xaltmas

      WAIT. Tactics Ogre Musou. With Matsuno overseeing the plot and world-building.

      I’d resubmit my SE fanboy card.

      • 罪罰

        Tactics, you know?
        Tactics.

        • Xaltmas

          Well, call it Ogre something. I dunno.

          • 罪罰

            Musou Tactics, yeah.

            • Xaltmas

              Or Ogre Battle, like The March of the Black Queen and Person of Lordly Caliber.

              • 罪罰

                Shin Ogre Cling Together Musou EX7

            • shogunknight

              Musou Tactics, hmmm…..
              Musou Tactics = Kingdom Under Fire 2
              Tactics Musou = Rome/Shogun Total War

              • Pyrofrost

                There is also Kessen, Romance of the Three Kindoms, and the Empires games :D

                • shogunknight

                  Yes, Age of Empires right? Whats up with Microsoft Studios? Why wont they release part IV, and damn EA! I need a new command and conquer Red Alert or Tiberium game

                  • Pyrofrost

                    Well, I was actually talking about the Musou games with the “Empires” subtitle xD

                  • 罪罰

                    Because they killed the studio.

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

              Valkyria Musou?

              • Xaltmas

                Day one.

                • Budgiecat

                  Berserk Musou

              • 罪罰

                SMT Musou?

                • Pyrofrost

                  Day fucking one

                • shogunknight

                  SMT Musou? It will be the hardest SMT, i assure you. What of SMT Dark Souls version

                  • 罪罰

                    Shin Megami Tensei has a strong foundation and elements to be made an phenomenal action role playing game, it’s just… a matter of time.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      I would like to add that I would hope that if they do a Musou with that, it’s over the MegaTen brand as a whole and not just the SMT series (like SMTxFE).

                    • 罪罰

                      Raidou <3

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Indeed, I just added that because a big part of Musou games is character selection. Using the entire MegaTen brand would only benefit them :3

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

                  I still want a SMT x Valkyria style game. Just make a SMT with Valkyria Chronicle elements. I don’t know why, I just want to see it, lol.

                  • 罪罰

                    Atlus can make SEGA games now, we just need to be patient. REALLY REALLY PATIENT.

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

                      At best, we’ll probably get Sonic as a guest character in a SMT game :|

                    • Xaltmas

                      Miku in Persona 5 plz Sega.

                    • 罪罰

                      yeah boi

                    • shogunknight

                      Of course, just check the karaoke shops in the game. Most especially the areas that increase your charisma

                    • Xaltmas

                      I hope I can sing Luka Luka Night Fever to increase my Charm with the ladies.

                    • 罪罰

                      Miku is more likely, A.I. Miku.

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

                      Could be Metal Sonic, lol.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Could be interesting I suppose. I mean the Zelda one just came out of no where so why not.

    • PrinceHeir

      that would be ace :D

      i actually wanted a Devil May Cry style FF game.

      you could mix combos up with magic, i think Squall fits perfectly in these kind of setting especially with his gunblade ^^

      • Wolf Star

        http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P3xKbPooKAo
        It’s already done haha
        Well it’s Kingdom Hearts style gameplay soo that’s close enough..

      • Wolf Star

        http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LBilT83Uq4A
        Here’s gameplay ^^ watch this :)

        • Xaltmas

          That teleportation stuff still gets me hyped every time I see it.

          • Wolf Star

            Every time I see that trailer.. it hypes me to death haha. Oh man can’t wait dude :) that teleportation is sick!! Can’t wait ^^

            • Samsara09

              that is why I make it a policy not to watch that godly trailer again.It is just that epic…could leaved me hyped for months…and if hype goes on for too long,a little of depression follows,at least to me.

        • DarkLegacy

          Epic trailer

    • HighBrowDrifter

      1. Dark Souls Musou – game invasions, murderous enemies, and brutal traps/obstacles!
      2. Power Stone Musou – transforming during battles

      3. Yakuza Musou – cinematic special moves galore.
      4. Kingdom Hearts Musou – fluid battle system with tons and tons of interchangeable spells and skills.
      5. lol….Uncharted Musou – interactive environments, smart A.I, run and gun + cqc.

      Okay…..I went a little overboard….lol

    • Willgaea

      Maybe they could take the easy route and release Type- 0

      • Pyrofrost

        That would be up to SE and if they wanted to publish it really. I think they just don’t want to. The least they could have done was put it on PSN, but they didn’t.

        • Willgaea

          I’d go digital for that.

          • Pyrofrost

            But how would a Type-0 have anything to do with a Musou game?

            • Willgaea

              Kinda plays the same way and the angle is spot on. So it would save them work.

              • Pyrofrost

                But SE wouldn’t be developing it. They would just give TK the right to use their properties. Someone from SE would probably so some character and environment designs; but at most, that would be the size of SE’s involvement.

                Also, how does Type-0 play like a Musou game? Who told you that? I have Type-0 and it plays nothing like Musou. That’s like all those people who say Shinovi Versus plays like Musou, it doesn’t.

    • Budgiecat
      • Budgiecat

        who the hell downvoted me….

    • MosquitoLemon

      I’d play that in a heartbeat.

  • Tac-Mex

    Can’t quite tell, but i think my mom got me an Xbox One this christmas

    • shogunknight

      If so, congrats. Buckle up for the next gen gaming in advance. If not, well….s**t

    • 罪罰

      Forza 5 is fun.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      … *checks date* 3 days since Xmas… is she shipping it to you and you don’t know what she is shipping or something?

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

      It’s a vacuum :p

      • 罪罰

        the opposite of a vacuum.

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

          So it’s a plenum chamber?

    • Willgaea

      Why didn’t anyone call it a Xbone?

  • HighBrowDrifter

    Sup_Puss digivolves to!………Pupin The Turd!!

    http://static.lockerz.com/decalz/W310/image001359162129960e2i21c.gif

  • PrinceHeir

    just finished Psycho Pass 2 weeks ago, and that ending :(

    it seems they’ll be doing a season 2 and movie next year, question is which one will come out first and how will they continue the story?

    i’m also rewatchign Gundam Wing right now after more than 10 years since i last saw it. i only remember the cutscenes, but not the plot and why the Gundam is doing these kind of raid missions. but now i’m starting to get it and it’s awesome ^^

    i also just finished Ys I PSP and it’s freaking amazing! the final boss is such a cheap bastard. though i probably should have gone hard since the game ended too quickly. i picked normal since i wasn’t familiar to the series at first. but i think i could get used to these kind of games ^^

    i’ll play the 2nd game next year for sure!

    i’m also at the last case of Ace Attorney Justice for all, and i’m still finding my will to finish it and move on to Trials and Tribulations ^^

    i’m playing Corpse Party PSP. and i’m at Chapter 3. this game is scary as hell!!

    so anyone here been playing their handhelds more than their consoles :D

  • HighBrowDrifter

    “Based on the cooperative development of Rockman(Mega Man), NEOWIZ GAMES join hand with Monster Hunter series’ developer CAPCOM again developing Project Black Sheep. Massive interactive scenes content as well as excellent stylized combat make Project Black Sheep titled “Devil May Cry online” by action game enthusiasts. Here is a trailer with English narrator unveiling the world view of new action MMORPG Project Black Sheep….”
    -2p.com

    I’ll just leave that here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eJUlYD9c74

    • Solomon_Kano

      *Engrish narrator

      That was a fun listen lol. An MMO in the spirit of DMC, eh? Could be interesting.

      • shogunknight

        You guys havent seen the gameplay before? Its nice actually, here:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc08kd29n4I

        • Solomon_Kano

          Oh wow. Thanks.

          Destructible environments, too… looks pretty cool.

        • HighBrowDrifter

          That does look fancy! Wow…..reminds me a tiny bit of Vindictus from Nexon. Neat.

  • ayb_91

    I need to travel in time into 2015. FFXV or KHIII could be there. Anyone wants to join?

    • Xaltmas

      Legend of Zelda Wii U and Cyberpunk 2077 should be out that year too.

      Shit, I’ll tag along.

      • ayb_91

        Lol. Feel free.

        • shogunknight

          You remember the ingredients: Horse tranquilizer and anaesthesia mixed and frozen below 0 degrees. Eat the ice mix, and you are gone……literally

          • ayb_91

            I will try it if you tell me how did you know about this recipe. I would do anything to go there. :(

            • shogunknight

              Ill tell you one superb secret, forget the game even exists till it comes out. Look, i forgot about cyberpunk and transistor…..damn, i just remembered them :(

              • ayb_91

                You, somehow, reminded me of Zero Escape Virtue’s Last Reward. Such a great game. <3

      • Budgiecat
    • DarkLegacy

      I’ll join

      • ayb_91

        The more the merrier xD.

    • Willgaea

      No thanks, I need more time to play all the games I got during the holidays.

      • ayb_91

        We can go back if we want. No ? K :)

        • Nightcore34

          I’ll join, games that come out now will be cheaper in that time

          • ayb_91

            Lol. You are reasonable and so is your comment. Why would you have that much of downvotes !? xD

            • Nightcore34

              I dunno,everyone has been downvoted at least once so pay it no mind. But yeah, go to the future get games cheaper go back and play them. Best idea ever.

    • Samsara09

      2015?Well,I oculd bet a horse XV will be released then…but…about KH3…maybe 2016…heh,it would be fun.

      • ayb_91

        That’s why I said ” could “. It is a possibility you know. A perfect possibility. :(

  • bloodiOS

    Been watching a lot of anime for the past couple days… well, more like four shows but whatever. Anyway, I started with Chuu2-Byo and man, it’s such an entertaining show, I seriously can’t wait to see the second season in January.

    The second show I watched was OreGairu, which is even better! Definitely an instant-favorite! I couldn’t believe I missed such an entertaining show before.

    Next was NakaImo, and holy shit, the show was stupid. It wasn’t even the slightest bit entertaining! I sure wasted my time with that one.

    I am now currently going through SAO. The first arc was very nice, but beginning with the second one, something started off smelly, and it reeks more and more as I go on…

    • Willgaea

      Are any of the 3 mentioned from the top are comedies?

      Also SAO was ruined in the 2nd season.

      • Nightcore34

        Milking it is honestly the most appropriate phrase, funny in some bits but still.

        • Willgaea

          I saw blood in the milk.

          • Nightcore34

            Blood and tears, they milked so hard they started a fire.

            • Willgaea

              Haha

      • bloodiOS

        Those 3 are all comedies, but only two of them are actually funny. NakaImo sucks.

  • Pyrofrost
    • DarkLegacy

      Who would give you 2 downvotes?

      • Pyrofrost

        I can’t say, but it’s not like it counts against me or anything.

        Besides, you guys know me. I’m sure it wasn’t any of the regular commenters. Likely a bot, or just some random dick. Almost everyone has been d-voted once.in this thread.

        • DarkLegacy

          Happened last time on the 74th Open Forum, and I have not been downvoted. Am I the only person that has not been downvoted?

          • Pyrofrost

            You not being down-voted is possibly divine intervention. :p

  • Xaltmas

    http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/27/samurai-warriors-4-headed-westward-summer-2014-perhaps/

    Didn’t see this anywhere else, but Samurai Warriors 4 is probably getting localized next year.

    • Pyrofrost

      Yeah I was reading about that, and it’s definitely good news. The main reason we didn’t get SW3 in the west on PS3 was because of the agreement Nintendo had with TK.

      • Xaltmas

        Hopefully the franchise moves to PS4 quickly. It seems like Musou games could benefit greatly from the increased RAM and stuff.

        Even more dudes on screen while keeping a locked framerate and all that jazz.

        • Pyrofrost

          Oh, I can tell you now that it will be greatly improved on PS4. I’m guessing we will get the normal game on PS3 then the XL later, with a “Complete Edition” on PS4.

          The RAM deficiency of the PS3 really shows on Musou games though. Not enough to affect enjoyability and playability, but you will see it.

          • shogunknight

            Same thing can be said about the armored core games. They really had framerate issues on PS3/360. Hopefully From Software would release a new one on PS4/X1 with better framerates. Armored Core Verdict day was a great game

            • Pyrofrost

              Well 500mb and 256mb (500mb split between the gpu and cpu) is definitely not satisfactory in the gaming world. It wasn’t in 2005/06 and it definitely isn’t now.

              With as cheap as they had been in the past, I was expecting 1~2GB of RAM. When they said 8GB, I was fucking blown away.

              • Xaltmas

                We’ll just have to wait and see how long it takes before the PS4’s install base gets to the point where it is viable for Koei to leave the PS3 behind.

                • Pyrofrost

                  True. I don’t think many devs will “leave it behind” for a while though. It will be about 2 to 3 years before we get to the point where we only see annual EA titles, WWE games, and other useless shit.

                  We will probably see a lot of crossgen and what TK is doing with DW8. Initial release on PS3, Then XL on PS3 and a Complete Version (original + XL) on PS4.

            • 罪罰

              With all the praise From has been getting. I definetly look forward to the next generation of AC

            • Budgiecat

              I wonder how the Gundam games will be..

  • shogunknight

    Could this be a sign of Phantasy Star Online 2’s localization?

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=741589

    Im not going to take this seriously, not one bit……… -_-

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

      Rusty Hearts comes to mind, but Sega of America doesn’t exactly have a good track record with PSO, unfortunately. Phantasy Star Universe had some incredibly shitty service, hacking, and all sorts of other stupid shit going on. When the economy went to shit due to duplicating, the GMs basically went, “Meh. Not our problem.” and didn’t bother solving it.

      They could have just rolled back 24 hours to revert the problem and keep the servers offline for maintenance to patch the issue, but they didn’t. Either way, if they do localize PSO2, we’ll probably be so far behind the JP version, people will just keep playing the JP version with the English patch anyway.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Lighting will be in Kingdom hearts 3

    • Budgiecat

      Makes no sense for her to be in it. She went to the real world to live with Toriyama in FRANCE

      • Nice Boat

        And Sora will travel to France in KH3. It could be the most racist chapter ever if the writers don’t try.

        • ShawnOtakuSomething

          pokemon made it worse

          leave a tip?

          • Nice Boat

            Gary Oak said “Bonjour loser” right?

            • ShawnOtakuSomething

              smell you later in Japenglise

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        Nope Lighting is everywhere

        • Budgiecat

          ah you got me…

      • Pekola

        Tag your spoilers, you puss.

        • Budgiecat

          No one would know what that meant unless they already had inside knowledge

    • bloodiOS

      The question is: will it be dynamic or pre-baked?

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        pre-baked for sure

        • bloodiOS

          That sounds awfully sixth-gen there.

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            only for X-bone

            • bloodiOS

              Don’t be racist towards mutants now ;)

              • ShawnOtakuSomething

                But it spys on all

                • bloodiOS

                  ? Where’s your duct tape?

  • Nice Boat

    I’m watching Gundam ZZ for the first time. At first it was kind of dull since almost nothing important happened. However, things got more interesting around episode 20. This show really teases with some things like whether the guys will rescue Leina.

    One really good thing is that I found the cast far more likeable than the ones from Zeta. The story talks about some social issues but nothing like Zeta where Reccoa was the embodiement of the result of sexism. Judau has his moments but he is a saint in comparison to Kamille. The cast also tends to have arguments but most of these don’t include forced slaps. Willy Wongka also gets what he deserves from Judau. Even the villains are funny. Still, the death count is really low. Maybe things escalate later.

    • Budgiecat

      Now watch Metal Armor Dragonar which came out the same time

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qtac6uabSI

    • Pyrofrost

      Personally, the only Gundam series I actually dislike are War in the Pocket and Victory.

      • Nice Boat

        I watched none of those two. So far I liked all Gundam shows I watched. However, the more I hear about Victory the more I’m afraid of watching it.

      • MosquitoLemon

        You liked 0083?!

        • Pyrofrost

          It isn’t my favorite or anything, but I didn’t actually dislike it.

    • MosquitoLemon

      I’m a pretty big Gundam fan (or at least I was), but Gundam or no, I can’t wait 20 episode for a show to get interesting. I think the farthest I made it in ZZ was episode 7.

  • bloodiOS

    I’m just curious since there’s going to be “Blu-ray Disc Music” (?) for Final Fantasy X HD Remaster Original Soundtrack but what’s usually the benefit of having a soundtrack BD? 192 kHz LPCM 5.1?

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

      No benefit to consumers, with the soundtrack on a bluray it’s locked so no ripping to play in your car

      F that

      • bloodiOS

        There are automotive Blu-ray players though…

        • Elvick

          wat… they said there’s no ripping.

          • bloodiOS

            Oh… import the disc?

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

          Oh ya? well if there’s no video then no point in bluray audio really

          Flac is good enough

          • bloodiOS

            I’m sure someone will rip the album and release it online eventually.

      • PrinceHeir

        no, you can actually rip it.

        you just need a blu ray drive burner.

        how do you think the fansubbed community managed to upload the Blu rays on to the net :P

    • Pyrofrost

      Yeah, the “Before Meteor” Soundtrack for FFXIV was on Blu-ray too. That annoyed the shit out of me and was the only reason I didn’t buy it.

  • HighBrowDrifter

    Discuss#1:

    Post one of your favorite Battle Themes…..one that gets you in the mood to fight!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1EFHMwKdkY

  • RSene

    Hollow Fragment is an eroge game? Nice picture, by the way :)

  • 罪罰

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

    I’ve been listening to this soundtrack for 2 days straight, especially this song.
    Gives me chills, what a great show.

  • Tac-Mex

    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is now available in Japan and according to 2chan everyone is hating it:

    -Graphics seems to look worse than the PS2 ones and a lot of them didn’t like the remastered music:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXA0V4tEyBU

    • bloodiOS

      Graphics seems to look worse than the PS2 ones

      Heh… it sounds like 2chan is completely and utterly delusional. They can go and shove it. I like what I saw and do not regret pre-ordering it.

      a lot of them didn't like the remastered music

      Yeah, I like some and hate some. Simply isn’t enough to make me hate the collection by any mean.

    • Nice Boat

      2chan not liking something? Stop the press.

    • new_tradition

      Some people already uploaded the soundtrack on YouTube and I listened to it last night.

      Over-all, I don’t hate it. Some changes didn’t really sound better or worse, and some sound better to me. Only a few tracks I didn’t like (the one that really stuck out to me that I thought became worse was “Challenge”), but it’s not awful.

      The rest of the game I’ll judge in March *fist pump*

      • bloodiOS

        Yeah. Some, like the rearrangement of “Pursuit”, sounds much better compared to how it was before. Sample link:

        http://a.pomf.se/rjnqjo.mp3

    • PrinceHeir

      why didn’t they put an option to use the original OST?

      seriously Square? almost all remaster JRPG(especially the Persona and Ys) allows you to choose OST from older games.

      YS even allows you to use the previous game in addition to the original one.

      so stupid Square Enix missed this opportunity. also i was hoping they would put some new costumes in the game from Dissidia.

      like the wedding dress, the redesign Tidus Costume or Shuyin etc

      http://static4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110414071346/finalfantasy/images/5/5a/YunaAltOutfits.png

      http://static4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090605160441/finalfantasy/images/4/45/Dissidia_Tidus.png

      http://static4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20071224151858/finalfantasy/images/a/a1/Shuyin_artwork.jpg

      such a missed opportunity

      • bloodiOS

        Square’s message: Uematsu dead, Hamauzu the best!

    • Samsara09

      if precious final fantasy VII got a remake,it would be beaten half to death as well.Nothing will satisfy everyone.

  • Elvick

    Downvote City

    • bloodiOS

      Somebody desperately wants to sleep better at night xD

      • jujubee88

        I’m sure he sleeps well at night (even with all the bodies in his freezer).

        • bloodiOS

          Someone sleeps well at night doesn’t get up and desperately down-vote everyone here for the heck of it.

    • Nice Boat

      It’s the Downvote Fairy. It will die if you become a Non Believer

      • Solomon_Kano

        How do I make it disappear? What do I have to stuff under my pillow?

        • Nice Boat

          Keep a copy of Sharknado, Thor Dark World, Avengers, Dredd and they will disappear alongside the dislikes…. So I’ll need the address.

          • Solomon_Kano

            91064 Rainbow Rd

  • Xaltmas

    Has a fanbase ever turned you off of something?

    Despite The Last of Us being widely considered the best game released this year, I have zero interest in it because of the rabid, obnoxious fanbase surrounding it.

    For example, over on NeoGAF an article was posted about GotY choices from the website Rock, Paper, Shotgun, a site that deals exclusively with PC gaming. Naughty Dog fanboys proceeded to throw a bitch fit because The Last of Us was not mentioned on RPS’s list.

    Another one would be the PS4. While I’ll definitely buy one at some point, the constant holier-than-thou attitude and collective circle-jerking have turned me away from getting one until after I get an Xbox One.

    • 罪罰

      At one point, kingdom hearts fanatics pushed me to the edge. I wasn’t such a huge fan and I still play the games but dude, those people are something else. After that I don’t disregard anything for it’s fanbase, PC gamers at points are frustrating but that’s it,

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Nah not really.

    • bloodiOS

      As a solo player, I couldn’t care less about fanbase. They can all go shove it. They simply don’t factor into my purchase decision.

    • Pyrofrost

      The only fanbase I can think of that I ever found ridiculous is FFVII’s fanbase.

    • blank059

      Usually fanbases don’t turn me off something although some can be very annoying.

    • Pyrofrost

      I want to add something else man.

      Please, DO NOT allow your purchasing decisions to be effected by your feelings toward a particular fanbase. If the PS4 has more of what you want, get that. If the XBox has more of what you want, get that.
      However, if the PS4 (for example) is what you really want, but you decide to get the XBox in an effort to make a statement (or vice-versa ); you are only doing a disservice to yourself as a gamer.

      Regardless what you purchase, make that purchase for the right reasons. Don’t allow people to have that kind of control over what you choose to buy and play.

      I’m not saying you are doing that. I’m just telling you not to do that, as your friend.

      • Xaltmas

        I’ve always been set on owning both consoles, so which one I buy first means little.

        It’s just all the fist bumping has made me a little less eager to get on board with the PS4 just yet.

        • Pyrofrost

          Oh ok, I understand.
          Also, I understand how fanbases can be a bit ridiculous.

          I just know that there are people out there who will stay away from things simply due to the fact that they are popular or have a big following.

          That’s why I was saying, just go with what suits you best.

        • Budgiecat

          thats a dumb reason. I’d be more focused on the initial shadiness of Microsoft wanting to implement all those horrible DRM policies before they got outed at E3. Who’s to say they wontt ever try it again..

      • Budgiecat

        I dont trust Microsoft with what they were attempting to do…

        • Pyrofrost

          Okay?

    • Solomon_Kano

      Nah. I tend to ignore fanbases altogether, good or bad. The Tales fanbase was pretty damn crazy until this year, but I’m no less interested in trying the series out someday. Conversely, I can’t say I’ve seen much of anything of the Assassin’s Creed fanbase, but then I don’t go looking either.

      Fanbases do, however, make me less likely to say my piece on something if I happen to be of the same opinion as they but they’re obnoxious about it. Even if XYZ is my favorite game ever, I refuse to be associated with you if you’re going to be a dick about it to anyone who disagrees.

      There is one exception though. I was dissuaded from playing one particular game because of all the “zomg you haven’t already played it, beat it, made love to it, and christened the children!?” shit people gave me. Screw that. Maybe I’ll play it someday, but it’s no longer something I anticipate doing.

    • Rezar

      This happens quite a bit and I have a recent example. So the whole Pokemon Bank has been delayed for server issues which I understand and I’m fine with. However some folks are not happy with this and seem to not get it.

    • MosquitoLemon

      I heard awful things about it from people that actually like good games, soooo, yeah. Don’t feel bad for having skipped it.

    • GhostNomad

      Happened several times for games, movies, TV series, all that. Fanbases are generally the reason why I play mostly solo. The exceptions are pretty much if my brother/best friend are playing a game and we go online together but that’s about it.

      At the end of the day I just pick whatever I want and decide how to feel about it. In the case of TLoU, I was interested in it, picked it up, loved it. If anything, check it out in a few months when you finally get rid of the bad taste left by annoying fanboys/haters.

      That’s also the same thing I can say about the consoles. If you think PS4 fanboys are bad, you haven’t seen enough Xbone fanboys. Make your own decisions. Don’t let internet warriors decide how you spend YOUR money. Unless you’re an internet warrior and feel like you have something to prove. By all means, whatever floats your boat :P

      • Xaltmas

        I can’t believe that Xbox fans are worse than Playstation fans.

        We don’t have much to brag about. We have been shamed rather thoroughly, after all.

        • Solomon_Kano

          Not fans, but fanboys. Once you hit that level there’s no telling who’s worse, because they’re all shit. Xbox, PS4, Wii U. Fanboys of any flavor are idiotic.

        • GhostNomad

          Never said they’re worse. Simply put they’re just as bad. Some people are mildly annoying, others make you want to track their location and strangle the stupid out of them. Sony fanboys, Microsoft fanboys, Nintendo fanboys, PC fanboys, Apple fanboys, they all have the potential to be on either end of the spectrum, and anywhere in between.

          Since we’re only human, we can’t hope to see every single fanboy and neatly arrange them by level of stupid in order to get completely accurate results. Just because you encounter more annoying Sony fanboys doesn’t automatically mean that most fans are that way.

        • Budgiecat

          Pride comes before the fall. Same thing happened just to a lesser extent when the PS3 came out year after the 360 with no games, a higher pricetag, and execs telling people to ‘get a second job’. That didn’t go over well, and neither did the craptacular attempts at E3 by Microsoft.

          Now Nintendo is even feeling the burn with their poor choice of naming their console the Wii U, and its super slow rise due to lack of proper games people have been waiting over a year for..

    • Nice Boat

      Gundam and Final Fantasy. “You like VII? That game is so overrated!” “You like 00, SEED and Destiny? Get real! Only Tomino knows how to make Gundam” Pretty much why I stay away from fandoms and Youtube vids

      • Pyrofrost

        Oh god! That reminds me of all the bitching that ensued because TK chose to add the stories for SEED and Destiny into Shin Gundam Musou. It’s pretty ridiculous if you ask me.

        Personally, I also liked SEED and Destiny.

    • icecoffemix

      Is it holier-than-thou because they’re speaking facts (hard specs, how the multiplat game looks on both) and circle-jerking because it’s on OT?

      • Xaltmas

        What are you talking about?

        • icecoffemix

          Nothing.

          Just a note that anything that has fans big enough will have those you said, I certainly see it on lots of games and consoles. So I guess you’d be constantly turned off from something.

          Good luck with that.

          • Xaltmas

            No, it’s just pretty much this one instance so far.

            • icecoffemix

              Nope, look harder.

              Or don’t, you’d be turned off. :P

              • Xaltmas

                I’m talking about what I’ve personally experienced. Your mileage my vary.

                • icecoffemix

                  Of course, but it exist and it’s loud at some places, my point. Let’s not pretend that’s it’s exclusive to those two.

    • adhesive

      I like Dark Souls. That should tell you how much shit I’m willing to accept in regards to fanbases.

    • gekitsu

      unless its a multiplayer-only game (which has to do a lot to get my interest anyway), i can do with a lot of bullshit from the community. i am a huge metal gear fan. ;)

      on the other hand, the larger picture, like the conglomerate of a products design, the people it is aimed at, and those people themselves, can put me off easily.
      thats the case with the xbox one, which microsoft got me disinterested in with their first xbox and solidified that position with the 360.
      thats also the case with the last of us because duh, zombies. im fed up with zombies. i find the genre boring in general, i dislike some political aspects of it, and the current flood of zombie games and tv series and stuff is just getting on my nerves.

      disclaimer: i am aware of how subjective these are, therefore i am fine with peoples opinion differing from mine. who am i to judge what people like?

    • Elvick

      Then I hope you don’t buy anything.

      And no, I’m not a weak willed person who determines what to do based on the actions of others.

    • MosquitoLemon

      Also see the difference between an internet fanbase (a bunch of people who have no lives and spend more time complaining about games on the internet than actually playing games) and a real life fanbase.

    • jujubee88

      “Has a fanbase ever turned you off of something?”

      No. I know what I like and don’t like. Eff whoever else. ^_^

  • 罪罰

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DU5Aa0BAs8

    how can it look this good and not be a movie, jesus chirst.

    • Xaltmas

      Meanwhile Trigger animates Kill la Kill in a basement somewhere.

      • 罪罰

        Arms has a bunch of budget from their hentais lol

    • bloodiOS

      Characters designed by Yasuomi Umetsu, hehehe… for some reason, I suddenly feel a bit tingly there. Anyway, I’ll take a show over a movie any day. I don’t want my fun to end after three hours (or less.)

      • 罪罰

        You know where this is going ;)

      • Xaltmas

        I thought it looked fami…

        I have no idea what you are getting at. Nope.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      I saw Kite, but at the end this didn’t say Kite 3… It was Wizard something or other… either way looks nice.

    • z_merquise

      Wow! Seriously!? That’s a TV series and not an OVA or a movie?

      Now I’m gonna look forward to this series. And for some reason, the art looked kinda familiar.

      • bloodiOS

        Have you seen Kite or Mezzo Forte?

        • z_merquise

          Nope. I did heard of it before though. I tried checking it now and it looked interesting.

          I just had a similar case with artist Satoshi Urushihara. I only knew the artist and his works just a year ago thanks to Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time but I kept on seeing his art way back in the 90’s.

        • Kobracon

          Oooooh Mezzo Forte…. no wonder I recognized it…..cool :D

          • 罪罰

            *wink wink*

    • PrinceHeir

      Wizzard Barristers :D

      one of my most anticipated anime ever!

      and yes the Kite director is in behind this! even has the same character designer ^^

      • bloodiOS

        Well, the director and character designer is the same guy.

  • bloodiOS

    Not sure which PS3 titles to pre-order next… Already pre-ordered Drakengard 3 through Square Enix, Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster through Amazon, and Dark Souls II: Black Armor Edition through Best Buy. Currently enjoying having 25% pre-order discount on Best Buy for whatever reason, so I thought I just might as well take advantage of it and pre-order some games but I would rather choose ones with pre-order bonus… so, any advice, guys?

    • new_tradition

      Bravely Default: Flying Fairy collector’s edition? I dunno if there’s a preorder bonus per se…

      • bloodiOS

        It is a good title but it’s not a PS3 title though. Thanks anyway ;)

  • bloodiOS

    Listen to this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37g20eCvIhM

    Then this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqTa4dQ3R3k

    And then this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc1osJfIBUs&t=12m51s

    All sound similar, right? I swear I also heard something just like that in when using GarageBand back in high school while working a multimedia project.

  • Ace

    You.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    And im super Drunk celebrating my friends 23rd birthday Party.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Congrats? I guess?

    • Nice Boat

      How drunk? Maybe you it’s not even your birthday. Anyways, congrats

  • Xaltmas

    http://www.fybertech.com/4get/13673788992979.jpg

    I can now say that I’m a Vanillaware fanboy. Dragon’s Crown and Muramasa Rebirth are the best games I have played all year, and have reaffirmed that my Vita purchase wasn’t a stupid idea after all.

    Also, can someone explain to me why everyone got all worked up over Dragon’s Crown when Muramasa had characters with breasts just as massive? While I haven’t played Odin Sphere yet, from some artwork I’ve seen, some of those characters look pretty well endowed as well. Same with Grand Knights History.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Kamitani’s character design has always leaned towards excess, so why? Because one “journalist” thought it’d be cool to get up on their high horse and make a fuss this time. Exaggeration is what Kamitani is all about, and it always was. Dragon’s Crown wasn’t anything new for Vanillaware in that regard.

      • z_merquise

        Perhaps those people never heard of the term “caricature” in cartoons and comics.

        • Solomon_Kano

          I’d figure they must not have paid much attention to design in animation in any form. From Astro Boy’s eyes to Goofy’s shoes to Marcus Fenix’s… everything, exaggerating the body is common.

          • Xaltmas

            Everything is acceptable except breasts.

            C’mon, that’s like faux internet outrage 101.

      • Pyrofrost

        No. . . .no no no no, it’s pure unadulterated SEXISM!!!!!!! Dragon’s Crown is the example of everything wrong in the world today and the patriarchy at work.

        People will play this game and think all women should have big gorgeous bouncing voluptuous breasts and great asses.

        And then, and then, and then. . .because women don’t have these breasts and asses (as portrayed in Dragon’s Crown); they will be losing their jobs, flunking out of school, their husbands will divorce them, and no one will want to date them. It will bring women’s progress in the world to a screeching halt.

        All this, thanks to the fact that Dragon’s Crown was allowed to exist.

        • Solomon_Kano

          We’ll never have a female president at this rate. :(

          • Pyrofrost

            I don’t even vote, but if there was a woman running that was the spitting image of the sorceress, I would find the time :p

            • HighBrowDrifter

              Make that….Plenty….of time *wink*….jiggle, jiggle.

              ≖‿≖

      • Xaltmas

        The fact that he felt the need to personally insult Kamitani was the breaking point for me.

        Though, with Dragon’s Crown having shipped more than 800,000 copies of a game that cost only a million dollars to make, it looks like George will have the last laugh.

        • Solomon_Kano

          Yea, that was ridiculous. Kamitani handled it well, but then he tried to spin that too.

          But, yea, it’s awesome to see how successful Dragon’s Crown was in spite of what was effectively a media instigated smear campaign.

          • Xaltmas

            Vanillaware is an INCREDIBLY small company too if I remember right. Like, less than 30 people or something. To see them bullied like that was frustrating.

            I can imagine that the negative media attention was a reason some people bought the game. No one likes to see a little developer pushed around like that.

            • z_merquise

              Which is why I’m happy that Dragon’s Crown sold well and is receiving a lot of positive reception both in Japan and outside.

              I found an article where Japanese game developers asked for their best game of the year and many pick Dragon’s Crown.

              http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/12/27/best-games-of-2013-according-to-japanese-devs-the-last-of-us-dominates-nintendo-games-shunned/

              Just don’t mind the biased headline.

              • Xaltmas

                I can imagine Capcom is bummed they passed on the game when Kamitani pitched it to them.

                • TheExile285

                  Im glad Capcom turned it down since Atlus eventually got it. I think the game would have been a bit different if Capcom published it.

                  • Solomon_Kano

                    I doubt it, but I do think it would have been marketed very differently and that ultimately would have changed how successful it was in the end. By how much, nobody could say, but I’m sure it wouldn’t have had the same results.

                • z_merquise

                  As what I read in Kamitani’s foreword in the Dragon’s Crown artbook, he had a friend who still works at Capcom who encouraged him to present the game to Capcom first.

                  It seems that there are still people in Capcom who appreciate these kind of games. Perhaps the suits in the company were the ones who said ‘No’.

            • Pyrofrost

              With the shit CH/IF pushes out, I’m surprised this was the game they chose to latch on to.

              • Xaltmas

                I wish they’d go after Itagaki or Kamiya. Someone who can get mean and isn’t afraid to talk shit right back.

                Like when Kotaku tried to spin one of Kamiya’s tweets into a story and he flipped out on them.

                • Pyrofrost

                  Kamiya’s response was fucking GLORIOUS! I love that guy.

                  • Xaltmas

                    And because of that they will never go after Kamiya again. They’ll stick to the little guys who don’t know how to handle the situation.

                    Guys like Kamiya, Itagaki, Mikami and Kojima are pretty much off limits. They know how to play ball. George Kamitani didn’t. He isn’t used to that kind of attention.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      I’d say Kamitani handled it pretty well though. His response was pure boss.

                    • Xaltmas

                      When he drew that picture of the three dwarfs? That just caused more uproar because people accused him of being homophobic.

                      Because everyone has to find everything offensive.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Which is why I say it was an awesome response. It was a basically a fuck-you to all those over sensitive, stupid “PC” mother fuckers.

                    • Xaltmas

                      I get the feeling that wasn’t his intention. :P He probably thought it was a light-hearted joke.

                      But there is nothing that Kotaku won’t turn into click-bait.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      That’s true about Kotaku.

                      Whatever his intentions were though, I respect him more for not taking it sitting down.

                    • shogunknight

                      People always find something to complain about in a game, most especially when the game brings up a large crowd due to popularity. I remember Tekkens Harada and his response to a comment on the new character “Eliza”, Kojima and quiet too. Its quite sad that the supposed actual issues to act upon (like stopping/controlling underage kids on getting games like GTA, CoD or BF) are being dismissed probably because they are too many in the gaming market while majority of titles brought from overseas are bashed

                    • Pyrofrost

                      That’s the main reason why I don’t take the over-sensitive PC crowd seriously at all. Mainly because the larger issues are ignored to pander to petty offenses and people who are crying because their feelings got hurt.

                      Not to mention, outside of a short list of very few things, what people find offensive varies widely from person to person. No one should have to walk on eggshells and pander to every individual or group who feels they are a special snowflake.

                      The sense of entitlement these special snowflakes have is absurd.

            • Solomon_Kano

              Very small. Like “circle of friends and a few others” small lol. Makes the success that much more inspiring.

    • z_merquise

      Glad to know you enjoy both Muramasa and Dragon’s Crown.

      I’m really excited to get the DLC for Muramasa this January. I hope the wait for the other DLCs won’t be long and that we can get to see a new game from Vanillaware.

      • Xaltmas

        Hopefully whatever they make next is on PS4 or Vita (though, it could easily be both). Their artwork deserves no less than an OLED display or full 1080p.

        Also, Konami should hire them for a Castlevania title. The Lords of Shadow stuff is done come February, and I’m pretty sure IGA has fallen off the face of the earth.

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

      (Art source: Matsu-sensei / Graphiteknight.)

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

    Dam, can’t wait to get the Drakengard 3 soundtrack. This music is epic

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Ah to watch people bitch about games and game developers who like making sexist/exaggerated/gross designs. I love it.

    • Xaltmas

      Wait. What is sexist?

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        I don’t know if you saw the edit. I added more “tags” to it to be more fair, and accurate. It is bad and I love seeing you and others bitch about it.

        • Xaltmas

          Why?

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

            Entertainment brother. It is fucking the middle of the night what else can I do.

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

      Wus dat?

      • Budgiecat

        yess

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

          Yes?

    • shogunknight

      Is that a fracture hit? looks like that dude is either getting a muscle pull or a dislocation immediately

      • Budgiecat

        Broken shinbone. Just happened like 2 hours ago.

    • PrinceHeir

      i watched that on stream and wow poor Silva.

      it seems it’ll be at least a year and a half to recover from this, and by the time he’ll be in his 40s.

      this is looking to be the end for the spider.

      props for Wiedman for proving that he can compete with the big leagues. i just hope Silva recovers from this.

      so no GSP and Silva in 2014. that’s a shocker.

    • Elvick

      At first I thought it was a game… then I realized…

      D;

    • Nice Boat

      The tragedy that comes with fighting in slow motion

    • GhostNomad

      People…. Stop underestimating Leg day!

    • Samsara09

      didn’t expect to see this here…shit,it was worse than I saw.Thanks for the gif.

  • TheExile285

    So have any of you guys played “DEUS MACHINA DEMONBANE”? If so, what were your thoughts on the game?

  • bloodiOS

    Has anyone watched Kimi no Na wo Yobeba? I personally find it a very special little show. Despite being a hentai show, it was very thought provoking for me. I made a point to never bring in moral values, reasoning, logic and all that jazz and just let desires take over when watching hentai. But this show, it gripped me so hard that I have to rewatch from the very beginning, in the same manner that I use to watch a regular anime show. It was sad, a very sad little show…

  • bloodiOS

    If Square Enix release the original arrangements of FFX’s in-game BGM as a pricey DLC, would you buy it?

    • Pyrofrost

      Eh, I’m not sure really.

      I did bite on some of their Theatrhythm cash grab though. I snagged all of the music they had available from FFXI, and a couple from VI.

      • bloodiOS

        I feel a bit conflicting about this. On one hand, some of the new arrangements for FFXHD sound so bad I just want to be able to replace them with the original arrangements. However, buying the DLC would just mean encouraging their greedy attitude. Honestly, I felt that there should have been an option to switch back to the original arrangements included within the PS3 version of FFX|X-2HD. So, if anything, they should release it as a free DLC. But knowing Square Enix, they’re likely to charge a high price for this DLC if it ever happens.

        • Pyrofrost

          What you’re talking about reminds me of how XSEED released Ys 1 and 2 Chronicles, it was fucking boss. There were like 4 or 5 different soundtrack options you could choose from.

          But yeah, SE will definitely charge if they make that available. They know their music is that good and they can get away with it if they do it. I really don’t think they will offer it though.

    • Elvick

      Pricey? Nope.

      Reasonable? Yep.

    • PrinceHeir

      shame they removed the original OST.

      why the hell did they do that :

      • bloodiOS

        As a poor attempt to erase all traces of Uematsu’s works?

        • Pyrofrost

          I wouldn’t think it’s all that. If they were trying to erase Uematsu, they wouldn’t have kept his any of his work in FFXIV when they revised the soundtrack.

          • bloodiOS

            Yeah, I know, I’m just joking there. Really though, I’m just being bitter. I’ve actually been bitter since Hamauzu headed XIII and it came out without the iconic prelude and fanfare.

            • Pyrofrost
              • bloodiOS

                Personally, I didn’t like her “My Hands” (nor did I like the original Japanese theme that I couldn’t even be bothered to remember the title.)

                • Pyrofrost

                  I was jesting, I didn’t care for that song either.

                  To be honest though, while I would have liked Uematsu on XIII’s ost, I found it pretty good. I don’t think it’s the best in the series or anything, but it’s definitely not the worst, imo.

                  • bloodiOS

                    Yeah, I personally like it actually. I simply would’ve liked it more with the iconic fanfare and prelude instead (and a memorable theme song…)

                    • new_tradition

                      I do think a few bits of the original Prelude made its way into the FFXIII one :3

                    • bloodiOS

                      But it’s not acting as the prelude…

                    • new_tradition

                      What do you mean?

                    • bloodiOS

                      Well, the reason it’s the prelude is because it is played at the intro of the game, right? Taking bits of it and shove them somewhere else makes it totally pointless.

                    • new_tradition

                      Ooooh, okay. Fair enough.

                      EDIT: Wtf is with all the downvoting? Negative Nelly much? >_>

                    • bloodiOS

                      Well, someone definitely wants to sleep better at night.
                      xD

              • Fainaru Luna
                • z_merquise

                  Yoshikage Kira is surely a crazy one. That’s one of the things that made JoJo part 4 so good.

            • Anime10121

              Still dont get that choice… a mainline FF without the victory fanfare, the prelude, or the “Final Fantasy” theme even…

              It boggles the mind how they thought that was any kind of intelligent :/

          • new_tradition

            Not to mention not all the tracks in the HD remaster are arranged. Some are still the same from the PS2 version, including a few of Nobuo’s stuff.

            I think it’s Uematsu himself that’s distancing himself from SE, not the other way around :/

      • Samsara09

        it was filling space,unfortunately.But yeah,they should have kept the option to choose.

        • PrinceHeir

          it’s blu ray, i don’t think they’ll be able to fill the whole thing up.

          they could go 50 GiB disc or even make a saperate disc.

          the thing is around 22.68 GiB, they could easily add an install option to put the OST in.

          http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=506637

          • Samsara09

            well,they could do like LR’s jap VA…make it a DLC for free…for a time…and then charge it.

            • PrinceHeir

              that could work as well!

    • new_tradition

      No. The arranged tracks are more or less fine by me. I won’t pay extra to listen to the original tunes.

  • bloodiOS

    SEGA… I want this game to be remastered for the PS4 so bad…

    • Pyrofrost

      Resonance of Fate?

      • bloodiOS

        Yeah!

        • Pyrofrost

          Bunker Busters!

    • new_tradition

      Ack, I still need to get started on this game. I started it up once, cried trying to do the tutorial, and never looked at it again. I feel so lame :(

      • Nightcore34

        It is pretty hard for first timers, I had to do the dog mission about 6 times before I managed to do it.

    • Elvick

      I can’t remember… does this have difficulty options? I found it so damn hard. xP But I really enjoyed what I played.

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

      ZOMG DUDE! DUDE! I picked this up today at EB. I had them set aside a copy when I decided to go in and peak. I’ve been wanting this, Yakuza 4 and Ar Tonelico Qoqa forever. Just got all of em today. Feels good.

    • AdamBoy64

      Man, I really like that art.

      RoF is a game that’s been on my list to try out for some time.
      Perhaps one day.

    • Samsara09

      That game could use a remake…but yeah,it would be good.But,well,there is a PS3 version.

  • Pyrofrost

    All this talk about FF music has this stuck in my head

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqHR3qAKsxQ

    • Samsara09

      what a soothing melody.Thanks…

  • bloodiOS

    Anyone think there might be a chance of having more Korean games being released on the PS4 now, given how easy it is to develop for the console?

    • Pyrofrost

      I would definitely like to see Magna Carta make a return.

  • bloodiOS

    Aw, it looks like someone is having a hard time sleeping again~~

    • Nice Boat

      “Gotta dislike everything. Clown will not eat me then”

    • jujubee88

      End of the year resentment keeping you up?

      • bloodiOS

        Perhaps you misunderstood. The only thing keeping me up was anime.

        • Anime10121

          Me? What did I do o.o

          • bloodiOS

            *LOL* No, man. I was watching anime late into the other night. My initial comment was aimed at an individual and his pack who desperate down-voted everyone here out of spite.

            • Anime10121

              Oh I know, just poking fun :P

  • bloodiOS

    *Sigh* Call F won the race…

    • Nightcore34

      I saw a picture of this on the previous board and it had some other characters on them but what are they about?

      • Willgaea

        It was a contest that the team of Mighty #9 had to add Becks companion character. F won months ago. It was a free poll, anyone could have voted. I voted for F.

        • Nightcore34

          Oh I see, kind of like a sidekick or something along those lines, thanks for that.

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

      w-what happened?! I take my eyes off this project and suddenly everything I strived for went undone. F!? I-I didn’t vote for this!

    • Willgaea

      Kinda late to the party. She won on the day the kickstarter ended. I even replied to your same post in the Open forum #075
      Edit: v

      From 3 months ago

      If you want to know who won the call contest, go ahead and check the past live stream on twitch.

      http://www.twitch.tv/comceptus

      SPOILER!!!!

      It’s 2 and a half hours long, so go to the 2 hour mark to get the call info

      DOUBLE SPOILER!!!

      H got 3rd place with 10% of the vote

      E got 2nd with 24% of the vote

      F got 1st place with 35% of the vote
      http://gematsu.com/2013/10/mighty-no-9-kickstarter-closes-over-4-million-funded

      OMG YOU REPLIED TO ME. DID YOU GET AMNESIA!!!

      • bloodiOS

        Amnesia? *LOL* What you mentioned was the first one, which was used to narrow down the “candidates”, but this second one is for picking out the true winner. This one started on December 19 and is exclusive for backers:

        http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyno9/mighty-no-9/posts/699388

        New results, too:
        H: 15.47% (not enough love here -__-)
        E: 41.14% (so close…)
        F: 43.39% (and she won… again…)

        http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyno9/mighty-no-9/posts/706604

        So it would appear that you’re late to the new party.EDIT: The link you copied and pasted is dead, by the way.

        • Willgaea

          Yeah that twitch link is 3 months old. But the other one still works. I honestly wanted E to win but I knew she would lose because of those stupid looking feet (she had no feet) During the twitch they stated that F would be the final design. I guess they wanted a recount.

          Also you have E and F mixed. :3

          On a side note, I like the new emotions they gave to her.

          • bloodiOS

            Okay, fixed. My excuse is that I was so sleepy and was typing on my phone, too. It took a lot of time to switch between pages ever since I upgraded to iOS 7 on my old-ass iPhone 4…

            Anyway, I personally like H more than the other two… I don’t know, I guess I just like the underdog more ;p

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

      F’s really the only one I felt actually fit with Beck’s design. :T

  • Fainaru Luna

    anyone got some funny gifs to share?

    Edit: damnit gifs not working…

    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/19apgavld2ssegif/ku-xlarge.gif

    lol fixed

  • Willgaea

    Got 5 games for Christmas. I’m working on Star Ocean TLH. The archer girl makes the game stupid easy. First Impressions: it’s fun.

    • Anime10121

      It is fun. Has one of the biggest WTF endings in gaming though…, a lot of people hated it for it, I instead embraced and loved its out of this worldliness :)

      • Samsara09

        it was…an unique plot twist…hope we get an rpg that manages to surpass it,lol.

    • Nightcore34

      It’s a pretty good game, I absolutely loved it, reimi does make it a bit easy but if you’re facing people who just rush you then it’s annoying, but when I played it first time I used her always then someone else later on.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Happy Holidays. I hope everyone had a good Christmas, etc.

    I just read like 800 something comments, good job! I’m exhausted now and need to get some sleep.

    Take care and hopefully I can find more time post in the next few days. It’s more fun to post and read … versus just reading. ^^

    • Fainaru Luna

      Good Night

  • Xaltmas

    Call of Duty Ghosts aka Rich, attractive white men save the day and fulfill the fantasies of right-wing racist war mongers.

    It’s a shame, because the franchise’s core gameplay and dedication to 60FPS is admirable.

    If only everything else didn’t make me cringe.

    • jujubee88

      Indie games are nothing but about core gameplay and dedication to visual fidelity.

      You just pay attention to COD because your wrapped up in their web of publicity.

      • Xaltmas

        What on earth are you talking about?

        • jujubee88

          What on earth are you talking about?

          • Xaltmas

            What do indie games have to do with anything I said?

            • jujubee88

              Read what I said about you saying what you said than say that question in a saying way that would indicating you saying to say to say to say to say

              • Xaltmas

                I’m just going to ignore you now.

                • jujubee88

                  Nah, I’m just being malevolent. It’s a thing I sometimes do! :)

                  Erm, I was talking about the first line and last part my sentence. Like, you said COD was a technically impressive game in as much that it could do good gameplay at 60fps, and I’m saying Indies really live and breathe that kind of stuff. When you look at Resogun that is all awesome gameplay (don’t have a PS4 I’m going by word of mouth online) and 60fps.

                  I’m putting the indie stuff out there and making their name heard in the area of making good games because COD already gets enough of publicity IMO.

                  tl;dr read my OP.

                  • Xaltmas

                    You don’t have to talk to me about indie games. I’m a huge fan.

                    I’d rate Hotline Miami and Thomas Was Alone as two of the best games I’v played all year.

                    • jujubee88

                      Okay than. Good.
                      :)

              • Anime10121
  • jujubee88

    Why didn’t the PSP Yu-Gi-Oh games ever have online multiplayer? *sigh* It would have been so much better.

    • Budgiecat

      because most Japanese PSP developers shy’d away from infrastructure favoring local multiplay instead and relying on Adhoc party.

      • jujubee88

        Makes me want ad-hoc party for VITA TV.

  • jujubee88

    I call for a toast to pogs and blowing on games to make them work again! ^0^

    ~here here~

  • Xaltmas
  • Xaltmas

    Anyone know that gif where the guy tries they PS3 controller all crazy-like and then drops it?

    That is how I feel playing Dark Souls on the PS3 for the first time after putting 300+ hours into it on 360.

    • jujubee88

      Sounds like bad times.

  • jujubee88

    Only me, Xaltmas and some downvote troll are in the chat right now? Or are people not on the “newest” mode?

    Whatever, happy holiday! ^__________^

    • Anime10121

      I’m halfway here :/

      • jujubee88

        I’m not sure what you mean by this. Care to explain?

        • Anime10121

          Lol, I’m here, reading comments, but not really here, reading comments… I’m just weird like that ;P

          • jujubee88

            I’m weird too. But I’m not ever in two places at once. lol

            • Anime10121

              My Fire Fox browser may as well have dedicated Sili and Gematsu tabs as I’m ALWAYS at both places at once :P

    • GhostNomad

      I’m browsing and getting a laugh out of the downvotes since I’m pretty sure I know exactly who it is :P

      • jujubee88

        Who is it? I think they are on siliconera downvoting too.

        • GhostNomad

          Someone who wants ‘revenge’ for being blocked when they came on here and started talking shit a few Open Forums ago.

          • jujubee88

            “Talking shit” about/to..?

            • GhostNomad

              Several people. Suffice it to say they were throwing a tantrum and even brought a few friends to upvote each other/downvote everyone else. Nothing to write home about. It was an interesting experience while it lasted but that’s about it.

              • MrFinalgamer

                lol, you think i was them? that was ages ago XD

                • GhostNomad

                  He had a couple of people come here on his behalf recently going on about him seeking ‘revenge’ so clearly you underestimate stupid people and their ability to hold grudges over nothing :P

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

    I’m torn between Grimm and Avalon, can’t decide. On one hand I agree with Grimm’s philosophy but on the other I’m a follower of Avalon

    • TheExile285

      I’m gonna go Avalon again

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

        I probably will too but Grimm keeps yelling in my ear

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

    My brethren

  • Nate

    I got an Android phone for Christmas. Does anyone have any animated themes or app suggestions?

  • bloodiOS

    Heh, I’ve been eating fermented been curd for years without ever knowing that some people refer to it as “Chinese cheese”

    • TheBlackRabbit

      Describe how it tastes plz :D

      • bloodiOS

        Pleasantly creamy, appetizingly salty with a hint sweetness. Also, it varies on how it’s prepared but some are spicy, some are not.

        • TheBlackRabbit

          Oh sounds like an enjoyable thing, i have to try it now.

          • bloodiOS

            Just don’t eat it by itself, the flavor would be too strong that way. I personally find it best to eat it with steam rice.

            • TheBlackRabbit

              (geez what is with the dislikes?)
              interesting

  • Budgiecat

    playing Arc Rise Fantasia on the Wii now

    http://i44.tinypic.com/166hx90.jpg

    • Pyrofrost

      Though the voice acting was garbage, I loved the game.

      • HighBrowDrifter

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk024-oaFv4

        I will never forget this scene…..wasn’t sure whether to laugh at its awful analogy, or to shake my head in amazement….

        P.s: Both of you should try Baten Kaitos 1 & 2 (Game Cube) if

        you get the chance. Very underrated and plenty of fun.

        • Willgaea

          haha nice link. Did one person handle the script? x]

          • Pyrofrost

            The problems are more with the translation and the VA than the script. It was localized and published by Ignition, so there you go.

            • Budgiecat

              The writer of Tales of the Abyss did the script

              • Pyrofrost

                I thought it was a guy from Symphonia? Whoever it was though, what does that have to do with a shitty localization?

                IMO, this game’s localization was worse than Ar Tonelico 2’s and the Gagharv Trilogy, and that’s really saying something.

                • Budgiecat

                  Well still not as bad as Chaos Wars , Two Worlds and the original Resident Evil in terms of bad voice acting

                  • Pyrofrost

                    Comes mighty fucking close though.

                    Hell, NISA’s localizations are pretty garbage as well. However, they get away with it because of their lush collectors editions.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Niko’s voice was pretty humorous though he cracks me up

                    • Pyrofrost

                      I love the game. It’s a great experience for anyone who can get past the voice acting.

                    • AdamBoy64

                      Yes, it is a great game.
                      It’s a shame a lot of people watch a short clip of voice acting online and then dismiss the game.

                      One of my favourites of last gen, for sure.

                    • Samsara09

                      the WII only had,what,6 rpgs…but indeed,I have watched this game and it rocks.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Off the top of my head, Wii had:

                      Arc Rise Fantasia
                      Fire Emblem
                      Takt of Magic
                      Baroque
                      Fragile Dreams
                      Xenoblade Chronicles
                      The Last Story
                      Pandora’s Tower
                      Tales of Symphonia 2
                      Valhalla Knights Elder Saga
                      Earth Seeker (import)
                      Slashing of Reginliev (import)
                      Super Robot Wars NEO (import)
                      SD Gundam G Generation (import)
                      Tales of Graces F (import)
                      Bonds of Gold (import)

                    • Samsara09

                      geesus…fire emblem counts?Ah yes,tactical rpg.The WII had even less rpgs than the GC.sad.

                    • AdamBoy64

                      Yeah, if it has 6 good RPG’s, that’d be pretty reasonable.

                      I don’t think most consoles get to that many.

                      PS3 has been getting an influx of Tales over the past few years though. Lolz.

                    • Samsara09

                      Well,need a hand in counting?PS3 has about 16 or so rpgs…maybe less.And that is ignoring the remakes…tales of symphonai chronicles,kingdom hearts 1.5,2.5 and final fantasy X/X-2…so,I could say it has about 20-25…

                    • AdamBoy64

                      Ah okay. In my previous post I should have written ‘6 RPG’s I’m interested in’, rather than ‘6 good ones’.

                      I’m interested in maybe 7 or 8 of those, the others I won’t end up getting.

                      I think consoles are the same for me – most have a good list of games, but I end up with around 10 on each platform that I really like.

                    • Budgiecat
              • Samsara09

                it was symphonia,or so I heard.mister(or mistress) Pyrofrost is correct.And well,it was fine,by rpg standards,as they say.The VA were the issue.

    • TheExile285

      Very nice art style

      • Pyrofrost

        The game is fun as hell too :p

    • Samsara09

      good taste!The game rocks!Just ignore the dub,and you will be fine.

    • Elvick

      Still need to pick that up.

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

    Side angle of the upcoming Ciel figure

    Ciel is a squad sergeant from the God Eater series

  • miyamoto

    Thanks for recommending 3D Dot Game Heroes, mates! Happy Gaming to You All!

  • HighBrowDrifter
    • bloodiOS

      Dat mom and daughter!

      • Budgiecat

        Second to last one had me rolling

    • Budgiecat

      Milk Seafood?? Sounds disgusting…

    • Anime10121

      At 01:16

      “Jerry Beans ON MY MINNDDDD!”

      (As male “Jerry Bean” eats pantsu off female “Jerry Bean”)

      “I Cream my r self OVER YOUUUUUUUU!”

      WAT :P

      • HighBrowDrifter

        Imagine eating one of these Jerry Breans…..uhh NASTY! Who knows what they do in your mouth…..unspeakable things of which no one should speak of…of….of…

  • Xaltmas

    It would appear that the downvoter has returned. Someone clearly needs a life.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Could also be a bot non?

      • Xaltmas

        Probably.

        Then the person who set it up needs a life.

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

          Well I just wrote a script that can dislike all currently loaded posts. Don’t know if you noticed me test it or not a second ago.

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

    Drag-On Dragoon 3 book plus complete guide releasing in February

    • Solomon_Kano

      Book as in art book? All of my yes, if so.

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

          Hype. Thanks for the heads up.

          I hope it’s sizable. Would make me less concerned about missing out on the 10th anni box.

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

            Wasn’t able to locate any page size data, hopefully it won’t be sold out after it releases so I can tell you the size

            • Solomon_Kano

              Well, thanks in advance if you find out.

    • PrinceHeir

      definitely getting this!

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

        Lemme know if you need help locating it

    • Anime10121

      Every last bit of my want!

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    So what’s with there being absolutely NO news. Seriously?

    • Budgiecat

      news withdrawal

    • Pyrofrost

      News here if often scarce on the weekend. Sal does almost 100% of the writing here and the guy deserves a break from time to time.

      If you want news through the weekend, you can always visit other sources.

      • TheExile285

        Its not like there’s been any real news other sites have been covering the last few days either lol.

        • Pyrofrost

          Siliconera has published articles this weekend, so has Destructoid and Kotaku. They also have more writers and stuff.

          • Samsara09

            usually old information or useless trivia.Yeah.January could give us some good info.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        It’s not that (necessarily), there hasn’t been any real news at all from gaming places. If there was news I am sure we’d see it. But there simply hasn’t been anything. ;-;

        • Pyrofrost

          Yeah, unless there is something going on or some type of reveal, I find that weekend articles no matter where are generally fluff.

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

      Lots of devs are on vacation till after New Years.

      • Pyrofrost

        That’s also a good point.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Well devs can get there asses back into the studios and work on games. New Years is a bullfuck “holiday”. Fuck… they don’t even need to be in their studios just give us info on what you currently have.

        • Pyrofrost

          I wonder what gaming news would be like after a few rounds of booze. Entertaining to say the least.

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

            Could be, depending on the dev.

            • Pyrofrost

              If it were from Itagaki or Kamiya, I’m sure it would be especially great. I can’t really say about any of the others.

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

                Kamiya for sure. I don’t know Itagaki though.

    • Rezar

      There’s news. Nothing big but I notice a lot of stuff Sal never posts that other gaming sites do post. I never saw a post here about Steam, PSN and Nintendo Network being down around Christmas.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Because that is not news.

  • Xaltmas

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=736858&page=3

    Some folks over on NeoGAF seem to have found info that suggests the SK announcement on the 8th is going to be Senran Kagura 2 for 3DS, and that data from Burst will transfer over.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      NeoGAF can shove it just saying. Anyways isn’t Burst and Versus SK2 and 3?

      • Xaltmas

        Was that really necessary?

        And no and no. Burst is a compilation of 1 and a retelling of 1 from a different perspective, and Shinovi Versus is something else entirely.

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

          Yes. Yes it was. GAF is shit.

          I see… well I would call them 2 and 3. But whatever.

  • Samsara09

    http://tensai-shoujo.tumblr.com/post/71184989383/imperfectstigma-noelfuckinkreiss-merry
    man,I crapped myself from laughing.Geez,who ever did that laughing scene from final fantasy X deserved a fucking oscar.The one who did this masterpiece here, however,deserves TWO.Check it up,sorry for being 4 days late.It would be perfect for christmas eve.oh well,a good joke is never too late to be made.

    • bloodiOS

      It’s the English version though, not the crow version…

  • HighBrowDrifter

    Anyone playing Terraria on ze PS Vita?

    • TheExile285

      Right now or just in enteral because I play it but I’m not playing ATM.

      • HighBrowDrifter

        At any point of time. If you are interested, here is my PSN:

        Vita-Brigadas

        Let me know when you have time/when you’re online :-).
        P.s: If anyone else is interested, howl! lol

    • Elvick

      I tried, but the tutorial won’t let me finish. It glitches and won’t let me progress out of the hole you dig yourself. I mean, I can get out, but the tutorial won’t get passed the point where you’re meant to make those platforms to use. No matter how many times I go through the actions again. And I started the tutorial over and same thing.

      Then I lost the will to play.

      • HighBrowDrifter

        You don’t need to play through the tutorial (unless you want the trophy of course). Simply start a new game, create a character + world and voila! Most of what you learn in the tutorial is pretty self-explanatory. If you need help, let me know (~‾▿‾)~

        • Elvick

          I want to learn it from the tutorial though. And I do want the trophy. xD

  • Xaltmas

    I need more Vita games to play. Any suggestions? I own the following.

    Muramasa Rebirth
    Dragon’s Crown
    Persona 4 Golden
    Disgaea 3 Absence of Detention

    • Samsara09

      and I need suggestions for 3ds.But yeah,like mister Pyrofrost said..
      Well,I suggest Ys:Memories of Celceta.

      Haven’t played,but it has been getting some fine feedback.

      MAYBE Soul sacrifice…and it’s sequel,Soul sacrifice delta.Still,the vita isn’t as bustling as the 3ds.Quite a shame.

      Well,you could buy X and X-2 for the vita…

      • Xaltmas

        I’d say both Legend of Zelda titles are must-own for any 3DS owner, but I’m an established Zelda fanboy.

        Also, Tales of the Abyss is great too.

        • Samsara09

          yeah..but well…I only play rpgs,a policy of mine to try and buy only what I really need.Videogames are too fucking expensive where I live…wanna a value?in dollars,it would be 100 for 90% of the videogames here…the rest is usually 70 dolars.

          Abyss I have,KH:DDD i have,Bravely I will get….Do you have any other suggestion?I preferencely like games with good caracter development,great stories…good gameplay…but I am also a sucker for lighthearted stuff,like Mario e Luigi:Dream team,which i have

          Well,did you like my suggestions for you?

          • Xaltmas

            I’m downloading the demo for Soul Sacrifice right now. FF X/X-2 HD is something I’m still on the fence about.

            I loved them back on the PS2, but I’m not the JRPG fanboy I once was.

            • Samsara09

              Oh well.Give them a try.Maybe playing them will help you get out the fence.After all,by the way you spoke,it looks like X was a blast to you 10 years ago…well,give a try to X-2 later!it has quite a fun gameplay.

              • Xaltmas

                I loved X-2. Best gameplay in any JRPG I ever played.

                Yeah, I’ll probably grab the collection for Vita. Maybe not day one, since it is so close to Dark Souls II.

    • Pyrofrost

      Ys: Memories of Celceta

      • Xaltmas

        I’ll look into it. I’ve never put any substantial amount of time into a Ys game, but I do like action RPGs more than the usual turn-based stuff.

        Is it a lengthy game?

        • Pyrofrost

          you should get 30-ish hours, not counting the time in trophy clean up.

          Plus if you want to play the other games that game out on PSP, you can just download them on PSN and play them on Vita. The same with Trails in the Sky if you would like.

          • Xaltmas

            I actually own Ys Seven and Trails in the Sky. Probably haven’t put more than 30 minutes into both combined.

            I actually own an obscene amount of PSP games that I have hardly touched.

    • MrFinalgamer

      hmm…you prety much own all good JRPGs on the system (not counting the Japanese exclusive ones)
      i’d say Tearaway. it’s a collect-a-thon 3D platformer with so much charm and gimmicks that work so well that you will cry for more of them.
      there’s the rest of the Persona games (although they’re PSP and PSOne games though) but they’re quite different from P4, especially on tone.
      Gravity Rush too! it’s fenomenal, such a fresh idea with great art style, plus the sequel should come out next year (or maybe 2015 if we’re unlucky)

  • 罪罰

    I am the Bone of my Vote
    Steel is my body and Down is my Blood
    I have created over a thousand Downvotes
    Unknown to Death
    Not Known to Life
    Have withstood Pain to create many Downvotes
    Yet those votes will never hold anything
    So, as I browse…
    UNLIMITED DOWNVOTE WORKS

  • Gigus

    Wow, that was fast. The forums esploded already XD

    • Budgiecat

      wut happen

      • Budgiecat

        I dunno….

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        ………………

      • Gigus

        dem downvotes yo! And the number of user post jumped up pretty fast.

  • Xaltmas
    • Budgiecat

      That’s impossible. My friends 4 year old son kicks ass in DW. Just mash the square and triangle button….

    • TheExile285

      Really? Dynasty Warriors right? Just experiment with combos and capture bases :V

      • Xaltmas

        Well, it came off as kind of complex at first.

        Then I just started mashing square and triangle while people cheered and some guy named Liu Bei praised me. :P

        • Budgiecat

          did he say ” benevolence” and “my brother” like 80 or so times? If so you were doing it right..

        • Pyrofrost

          I’d just complete the story mode in full before you move on to the other mode. I think it’s either conquest or free mode, I forget what it’s called in 7

          • Xaltmas

            I’m actually not playing DW7. It still hasn’t gotten here. >_>

            I downloaded the demo for DW Next on Vita.

            • Pyrofrost

              Ah ok. I didn’t keep that one long, it felt awkward to me and I got rid of it pretty quickly xD

              • Xaltmas

                I thought it was pretty fun. I really like how touch controls were implemented.

                Hell, I could see myself getting DW8 and SW4 on Vita if they have similar features.

                • Pyrofrost

                  For note of reference if you want to write it down, this is the order I took the story mode in 7.

                  Wu > Wei > Shu > Jin

                • TheExile285

                  I didn’t like the touch features but I enjoyed DWN a lot.

                  • Xaltmas

                    I had made the mistake of writing it off due to mediocre reviews.

                    When pretty much every Musou game has mediocre reviews. :P

                    • Pyrofrost

                      The only Western reviewer I have ever known to legitimately like (or rather love) musou games, is Jim Sterling.

                    • Xaltmas

                      He is pretty open about being a musou fanboy. Did you see his response to the Hyrule Warriors game on Twitter?

                      He was freaking out like a fangirl.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Yeah, like I said, he loves them. I mean, in his reviews, he will call out the bullshit and flaws, even though he is a huge fan. However, he is open about his love for the games.

                      I’d say that’s why he is one of the few reviewers I respect, even though I don’t always agree with him. Even when he is reviewing something he loves, he doesn’t do the review through rose colored glasses.

                    • Xaltmas

                      He is good, but sometimes he just makes me shake my head.

                      Like giving Lollipop Chainsaw and Deadly Premonition perfect 10s at Destructoid while giving Vanquish a 5.

                      Personal tastes and all that, but c’mon.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      He was also pretty open about the lack of journalistic integrity when it comes to gaming journalism. Basically airing out the industry’s dirty laundry while admitting to being part of it. Basically telling anyone with half a brain what they already knew, but I respected his openness about it and I understand why journalists do that.

    • Samsara09

      Know how you feel!When I play soul calibur,I usually just mash the buttons randomly and see what cat jumps from the bag.It is too bothersome to remember the combos…

  • Budgiecat
    • DesmaX

      Oh man, for a second there I though that was Miyamoto on the second picture

    • Elvick

      wat..

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Seems downvote is done? For now?

    • bloodiOS

      Well, those childish twats are still human so it’s not like they can keep on doing it forever like some kind of bots without ever needing a break. But since none of them has a life worth any value, they will soon be back to their regular routine to validate their feeble existences. Their activities will continue for quite sometimes, I’m sure ;)

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Like I said though, it could be bots. I sort of proved it earlier with my really crummy test script.

        • bloodiOS

          I guess, but the bots have to come from somewhere, right?

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

            True enough, but why would they just randomly stop…

            • bloodiOS

              It could be something that has to be manually executed, and the perpetrator simply isn’t there to do it?

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

                That would explain it, but then it would be less of a bot and more of a simple script like mine was (though more accurate and robust it seems).

                • bloodiOS

                  Maybe he can’t be bothered to put in the effort for a bot?

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

                    Lazy troll is lazy. I wonder who is disliking my comments now though. They are targeting me alone.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Silencing the truth?
                      xD

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

                      What do you mean? Disliking my comments won’t silence me, or I would’ve stopped a while back, because people dislike my ideals.

                    • bloodiOS

                      I guess that was the wrong way to put it. Either way, you probably struck the truth and since someone is so dedicated to lurking in the shadow, he can’t do anything aside from easing his anger through down-voting you.

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

                      Ah I see. Makes sense. Though it is pointless. lol

                    • Pyrofrost

                      That was me that time, I was just being silly :p
                      I removed the d-votes

                    • bloodiOS

                      Oh, you ;)

                    • Pyrofrost

                      hehe, if it was whoever was doing that, you’d definitely know. The d-votes would start coming almost as fast as the comments.

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

                      And with like 6-7 of them.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Hell, I see some people down their with like 14 d-votes. I’ve never seen anyone get over like 5~6 here unless they were just being a dick.

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

                      I somehow feel that, that was somehow related to me…

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Nah, just just the general user base. You’ve never attacked me, so I don’t have an issue with you.

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

                      I don’t try to attack specific members usually unless they piss me off. (*cough*Solo*cough*)

                    • Solomon_Kano

                      You sure know how to hold a grudge lol

                    • bloodiOS

                      I would even say that the dedication is admirable (NOT xD)

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Or rather someone with entirely too much time on their hands. I wonder what the fun is in doing that kind of stuff or what they get out of it.
                      It effects absolutely nothing. It’s not like we get demerits or some shit. *shrugs*

                    • bloodiOS

                      And I have close to 9000 upvotes, good luck neutralizing all that xD

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

                      Nope no ideas! ;3

                    • bloodiOS

                      We would be abusing Zero then =(

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

                      O-oh… uh mister trolling man please ignore that comment. Though I bet you are too stupid to do it! :p

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Why don’t you just edit that out so he doesn’t see your comment and get ideas. xD

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

                      Donzo. lol

                    • bloodiOS

                      *LOL* That being said, I doubt it would make any different since Zero actually go through all the comments anyway xD

                    • Pyrofrost

                      True, but he would probably give those more immediate attention.

                    • bloodiOS

                      He would wake up one morning and:
                      “HOLY SHIT! INVADE OF THE FLAGS!!!”
                      xD

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Pretty much, lol. He probably wouldn’t take legit ones seriously any longer and just ignore them.

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

                      You troll~

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Not at all~

                      I just needed something to do between missions in this game :3

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

                      What game is that?

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Shin Gundam Musou

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

                      Ah! Cool.

  • PrinceHeir

    so i preordered both FFX | FFX-2 HD Edition LE and Lighting Returns FFXIII LE on Square Enix US.

    and your right @zerorpg:disqus they do charged as soon as you pre order which is stupid and dumb. glad i had an extra cash just to be safe.

    i also checked and Tales of Symphonia Chronicles HD is sold out on both gamestop and amazon. woohoo glad i preordered it as soon as possible on gamestop just to be safe(did the same thing with Xillia 1 CE)

    gonna be an exciting next year ^^

    • Pyrofrost

      When did you pay?

      It should charge as soon as you order for account verification, then return the charge to you in 2~5 business days.

      • PrinceHeir

        i ordered saturday night and saw the charge early morning sunday.

        i do wonder about that, my Ni No Kuni was charged as well, but the money was return near the release date(that’s when the shipping problems occurred)

        • Pyrofrost

          Ah, well unless you’re using a middle-man (such as pay-pal), there are two ways in which money should be taken when you order from a website.

          1. You don’t get charged at all until your order is in processing

          2. You get charged immediately for account verification, the charge is refunded, then you are charged when the order is processing.

          #2 is how it worked for me when I ordered Ni no Kuni (which was also digital river).

          • PrinceHeir

            well i’m using Visa CC.

            i guess i expect a refund this weekend as well?

            • Pyrofrost

              With weekends and holiday’s in place this week, I’d say you should receive the refund back by the 7th at the latest.

              • PrinceHeir

                oh cool ^^

  • bloodiOS

    I’m currently loving down-scaling images using Lanczos4 through AviSynth. I kinda wish to be able to do the same in Photoshop though. It certainly would make things easier for me…

  • jujubee88

    One new comment

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Why the useless spam?

      • jujubee88

        Show 1 new reply

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

          >.>

          • jujubee88

            I’ll go back to watching TV now.

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

              Uh……. you do that… actually! What are you watching?

              • jujubee88

                I meant TV programming. It’s this show called “Running Man” and it’s hard to explain, but it’s a comedy live action show from Korea where different stars from k-pop/korean artists and korean films/dramas show up on it to compete in different ways.

                Jackie Chan even showed up once! ^_^

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

                  lol Sounds interesting.

                  • jujubee88

                    It really is. Check them out on Dramafever’s youtube channel. The videos all have english subs!

                    You don’t have to start from the beginning (I didn’t) as it’s not like there’s always a single narrative that runs through all the shows or whatever (it happens but very rarely). RM is literally just a reoccurring cast of 5 men and one women (with the occasional guest or guests) that compete in interesting or whacky ways.

  • bloodiOS

    Disqus sure has interesting images for the error page…

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      What image is that? And why did you get an error page?

      • bloodiOS

        Not sure what I did but the result was entertaining xD

  • Fainaru Luna

    WTF IS HAPPENING IN HERE??????

    • jujubee88

      I didn’t do it..

      • Fainaru Luna
        • jujubee88

          That’s a weird response.

          • Fainaru Luna

            so many downvotes wowowowowowo derp

            • jujubee88

              What? There’s downvotes showing up on your posts right now? Really?

              Edit: How many?

              • Fainaru Luna

                pftt look at gariya he has more wtf is up in this shit?

                • jujubee88

                  Haha holly crap guys. I know how the the downvoter is doing this shit! I figured it out by accident. Haha. XD

                  • Fainaru Luna

                    pls explain?

                    • jujubee88

                      I can’t. In fact, it might not be the same bug now that I think of it.

                      Edit: I think the guy downvoting is just making bot accounts and downvoting (which not what I’m doing)

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

                    A stupid Disqus bug, we know… or should if we are long time users.

                    • jujubee88

                      I think the exploit I found is different.

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

                      o.o

                    • Budgiecat

                      Can you just explain without trying to be so secretive

                    • jujubee88

                      I sure can. ^o^

                    • Budgiecat

                      C’MON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                    • jujubee88

                      It’s happening to the original post right now.

                    • Fainaru Luna

                      when i refreshed page they all disappeared it seems…

                    • jujubee88

                      BINGO

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

                      Same one.

                    • jujubee88

                      Huh?

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

                      It is the same exploit

                    • jujubee88

                      Hmmm. Yeah, I think I got it figured out now.

                      Okay, well it seems to go both ways so people can upvote and really counter balance the downvote negativity. Cool!

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar
  • jujubee88

    Yeah, the dude downvoting all the posts isn’t doing what I’m doing. He is making extra accounts and carefully going through every post to downvote.

    I’m just hanging out checking out an exploit. Like Final Aura says, it goes back to norm when you regresh. The downvote guy is (probably) one guy with a bunch of accounts downvoting.

    Edit: Here’s a hint, you can’t do the exploit that I’m doing on your own posts. ^^

  • mesul6anme
    • jujubee88

      Jesus Christ. Nightmare fuel!

      • jujubee88

        . . . Interesting. I might have found another exploit. Hold on a sec.

        Edit: Slowly but surely, I’m stumbling upon how the downvote troll is doing his thing.

        ~Is the upvote showing two but only showing my name as the upvoter right now?

        • jujubee88

          Who was writing just now? Or did you just have the text field open on the posts?

          • HighBrowDrifter

            …..

            • jujubee88

              If you are writing or have the “post as [my username]” thing open below a post the system prompts a “someone is currently writing” thing.

              • HighBrowDrifter

                lol….I know, I was just hijacking your post…btw, who is this infamous culprit? You know, the downvotes and what not?

                • HighBrowDrifter

                  ……whoa….I got downvoted. Show yourself you villainous villain!

                • jujubee88

                  Someone else might know. (They say he was banned from posting or something).

                  If I’m being honest I’m just being a monkey and bashing on crap to find “exploits”

                  • HighBrowDrifter

                    Kid needs to get a life….and a hobby. Nobody trashes Gematsu and gets away with it.

                    • jujubee88

                      He just saw your post and downvoted mine (the one I said about it being someone else).

                      And undid it. And did it again . . . I see what ur doing, whoever u are.

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      Lol, you got me….but I am not the Downvoter, I just used the momentum…..who’s bad?

                    • jujubee88

                      Okay Shin Chan, calm your butt down.
                      XD

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      A$% Dance, A@# Dance!

                    • jujubee88

                      Who doesn’t love Shin Chan? WHO?!?!?

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      Most people I know outside of the cyber world….”He shakes his butt around, he is inappropriate, he is a under-aged perv!”…..OH COME ON!……but my girlfriend watches The Office….pfff

                    • jujubee88

                      That’s a shame.

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      I know….and the English dub is especially funny…imo……………why nobody watch de Shiny Chan? *welp*

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      Is it just you, me, and Gariya here? All alone?

                    • jujubee88

                      And one of us or an extra identity is the downvote troll. Since I have downvotes I know it’s not me. So that leaves 2 or three at least . . .

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      I have the bizarre feeling that it isn’t just 1 person……mmmmh

                    • jujubee88

                      I have the feeling it is on man and he is working some spam accounts to do the downvoting.

                      Shaming truth time: I’ve done that before. Mostly to downvote and flag idiots using cursewords or doing personal attacks on youtube. It’s not hard to make extra accounts.

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      I’ve done it too…..but there is a little trick, of which most people are not aware of….

                    • jujubee88

                      Really? What’s the jist of this glitch?

                    • bloodiOS

                      I know a simple way where one can down-vote twice and even down-vote self. But nothing more than that.

                    • jujubee88

                      No, if you click refresh it all goes away.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Nah, my method sticks.

                    • jujubee88

                      Ah, interesting. Can you show it right now?

                    • bloodiOS

                      I can’t undo the second vote though. You’re fine with that?

                    • jujubee88

                      Yeah, it’s just a test so do all the downvoting you want. I wont take it personally!

                    • bloodiOS

                      There.

                    • jujubee88

                      I see..

                    • bloodiOS

                      It’s nothing special really. I just down-voted you using both the registered account and the guest account.

                    • jujubee88

                      Guest account? Did you mean you logged off?

                    • bloodiOS

                      Yeah.

                    • jujubee88

                      No wonder there’s a slight delay. I bet he uses a modern browser with autofill option to quickly log on for that multiple downvote attack.

                    • Budgiecat

                      actually there’s three ways to do it

                    • bloodiOS

                      I don’t know about three ways but I can do three down-votes (or more.)

                    • jujubee88

                      How do you get a third?

                    • bloodiOS

                      Get a Gematsu account ;P

                    • jujubee88

                      Hmmm. Edit that part about guests, pls.

                      Like right now, preferably.

                    • bloodiOS

                      You mean just the part I just posted or does it include the one I mentioned before?

                    • jujubee88

                      From “since each guest.. to “and downvote even more”

                      It’s going to make it worse if more see this exploit.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Okay, done.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Why would you d-vote and flag someone just for cursing?

                    • jujubee88

                      To disarm their sense of thinking their entitled enough to be jerks to people online just bc they are anonymous.

                      If someone says a bad word at a voidless thing (not aimed at anyone or anything) than it’s just a funny thing I don’t care to upvote or downvote or flag.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      So in-other-words, just when people are attacking someone?

  • jujubee88

    Okay, reverting back to the stance that the exploit I’m doing isn’t tied to the downvote troll and the dude is just making multiple accounts to downvote.

    Edit: I’m going to do more extensive research on the glitches though.

    • jujubee88

      So if your here right now you might as well post something because I’ve deduced your being weird right now.

  • Pyrofrost
  • jujubee88

    So (at least) five people are online and it seems at least 6 are on the new tab right now.

    I meant 6 online at least and at least 5 on new tab

  • HighBrowDrifter

    Gariya, jujubee88, Pyrofrost, Auragar, Budgiecat,Solomon_Kano, Bloodios, and Pupin…..who is/are the culprit(s)?

    Stick around as we unveil the mystery.

    • jujubee88

      I’ve got him on his heels. He has been too careful about downvoting right now.

      It doesn’t show me much other than the psychology of this guy.

    • Budgiecat

      wait a minute….why am I on the neighborhood watch list??

      http://starcasm.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Surprised-Black-Cat.jpg

      • jujubee88

        Your not really. It’s just a poll.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      You guys are taking this too seriously. Besides it seems to have stopped at least for now.

      • jujubee88

        I’m not taking it seriously. Am I?

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

          A little bit. Yah.

          • jujubee88

            *Sigh me too* Say, can you PM on Disqus?

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

              Nope. Not as far as I know.

              • jujubee88

                Kinda blows. Since you know about the exploit and who this person might be I wanted to chat with you about it in private.

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

                  Well the exploit is not so much an exploit as just something that happens. And there is just a group of people according to Miau and Dusk and some others. They apparently just wanted to screw with people as some kind of prank. It isn’t such a big deal. Make me wonder if they are the ones who caused Disqus to bug out though? Or maybe that is just Disqus sucking.

                  • jujubee88

                    No, the bug I did (the “-1001|-1000″ type one) is just a bug in the javascript Disqus uses. I’m sure of it.

                    The actual downvoting to stick it like that (after a page refresh) comes about by someone making extra accounts and they (probably) don’t automate anything.

                    The guy is just registering a bunch of accounts on Disqus and downvoting.

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

                      I know, I know. The first part was about the bug you found. It is just something that happens. Probably in the javascript, but I don’t feel like digging into the code. Especially since some of it may use PHP or some other server side scripting. The other one is a group of people pulling a prank. ANd you ignored the last (and most important) part. The people might have caused the threads to lock up, but I don’t know, I am not them and I am not Disqus developers.

                    • jujubee88

                      Idk much about PHP tbh. Also, what do you mean “lock up”?

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

                      Do you know something about JS then? :o Anyways lock up meaning it wouldn’t load at all. Wait for 20 minutes still nothing loaded.

                    • jujubee88

                      More like KNEW. I’ve not been looking at the API or logic of how some JS code looks like for sometime now.

                      What article was this? Can u link me to it?

                    • bloodiOS

                      http://gematsu.com/2013/12/open-forum-074

                    • jujubee88

                      TYVM

                    • bloodiOS

                      Here’s another thread with the same problem:

                      http://www.siliconera.com/open-thread-2013/

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

                      I see. Well how old is your knowledge? lol Know anything new? Like things for HTML5? Heh. :p

                      It was multiple articles but Bloodios has you covered.

                    • jujubee88

                      None. :P

                      Also, do you have another link to show me where this happened?

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

                      Nah I forget which ones they were.

                    • jujubee88

                      Weird, huh?

    • bloodiOS

      Why am I not included in the mix?

      • Budgiecat

        BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE AN ATTACK ON TITAN SPOILER

        • jujubee88

          I’ve not seen one episode but this reference I get.

        • bloodiOS

          I am so having cat meat tonight…

      • HighBrowDrifter

        Done.

  • Elvick

    Enjoying Digimon Xros Wars more than I thought I would. Actually love it. Am a bit bummed at Digimon designs overall, a lot of Digimon look like planes and boats and stuff. Just weird.

    Otherwise I love it.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      I tried watching the sub of the original Digimon Xros… I don’t know I guess it was kind of good, but the cussing was ruining it for me, and the fact that I had been watching Digimon Data Squad prior (I couldn’t finish that one either).

      • Elvick

        I haven’t noticed any cussing… watching it on Crunchyroll.

  • jujubee88

    edit: Time’s passed. NVM!

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Why?

      • jujubee88

        To refresh the page. Trust me.

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

          I did. And always do. But why?

          • jujubee88

            I’ll let you know in next weeks open forum.

            THE HUNT.IS.ON!!!!

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

      Can you delete System32, pls?

      • jujubee88

        No.

  • bloodiOS

    Can anyone here tell me how is the performance of the PS3 version of the Silent Hill HD Collection after patch 1.02? I’m interested in buying it since it’s currently on clearance at Best Buy for only $15 but if it’s still a broken mess then I rather not…

    • Fainaru Luna

      IIRC it fixed audio glitch and laggy load times but i’m not to sure last time i played the HD Collection was little over a year

      • bloodiOS

        Thanks ;)

    • Peacenutman

      For $15 I’d say go for it. The patch is over 2 GB and fixed most of things, not 100% perfect like the PS2 version, but 90%.

      • bloodiOS

        Thank you, that’s great to know =)

  • bloodiOS

    I just realized that hmm… what is the point of down-voting anyway? Our accounts don’t even keep track of the total amount of down-votes we received and those also don’t count against our total amount of received up-votes, so it’s basically… pointless? I mean, we could receive a million down-votes and it wouldn’t even mean a damn thing.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Only effect I can think of would be that your comments would get pushed further down if someone had the sorting set to “best” but that’s about it.

      • bloodiOS

        Pretty much, I guess. But I imagine that only affects sites like SiliconEra where “Best” is the default sorting. Here at Gematsu though, the default sorting is set to “New”, so down-votes honestly wouldn’t even matter.

        • Anime10121

          I think you might be mixing Sili up with IGN, Sili defaults to new for me… (maybe its just tied to your Disqus account with different sites?)

          • bloodiOS

            That can’t be right. I even wiped history and everything clean before randomly clicking on SiliconEra’s articles to make sure. Meaning I viewed the pages without logging in. The default sorting showed up as “Best”. I do know if you log in and manually set the sorting to “New” on one site, it’ll stay that way for any other site that uses Disqus. Also, IGN’s default sorting showed up as “New” for me.

            • Anime10121

              Oh, that may be what it is then, as soon as Disqus “evolved” I set my comments back to new and never looked back! I dont even remember what site it was that I originally set it up with :P

      • Anime10121

        Exactly, and who in their right mind would even sort comments by “best”. It throws conversations completely outta order and outta wack :/

    • Luna Kazemaru

      The point is it was made for butt hurt kiddies to make bots to spam downvotes to make them feel better about themselves.

    • GhostNomad

      You’re missing the point. The kind of person who would bother to do something like this is also the kind of person who believes that downvotes rule their world. Giving someone a downvote basically strokes their e-peen.

      If I were a betting man I’d say they’re hoping to scare people into not having a discussion out of fear of getting downvoted. To any remotely intelligent person, that logic is laughable, but you know what I’m getting at :P

  • Willgaea

    Well it’s not really much, but I got to hand it to the person/s that are down voting. They really have the determination to keep at it. If it was me I would have stopped after 30 minutes.

    • bloodiOS

      It also means more clicks for Gematsu so I’m honestly thankful xD

      • Willgaea

        That silver lining is everywhere.

  • Willgaea

    Good nite everyone. :]

    • bloodiOS

      Good night! Actually, I’m sleeping now, too.

      • Pekola

        Don’t tell them that, apparently that’s grounds for massive downvoting ;o

  • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

    Nice.

  • Pyrofrost
    • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

      Love and peace?

      • Pyrofrost

        YEAH!

        • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

          :D

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

              Not bad but Brian Wilson is an OP artist.

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

                Why can’t they both be OP?

                ;w;

                • Charlie

                  I don’t know, man. I mean Brian Wilson is one of the founding members of The Beach Boys. Although, that could be my fanboyish nature coming out, seeing as how The BB are my favourite band of all time.

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

      With how many downvotes going around… This will be shortlived, lol.

    • MrFinalgamer

      apparently the down voters love Trigun XD

  • Charlie

    Dem downvotes.

    • Elvick

      Downvotes are the new upvotes.

      • Charlie

        Because upvoting is too mainstream.

  • McPoo

    The Wii U is a strange piece of equipment. Nintendo obviously like to promote the idea of local multiplayer, which is all fine and dandy when it works.

    However, I’ve been playing Mario 3D with my girlfriend and sister over the holiday period, and the Gamepad constantly drops its connection to the console, which is infuriating in a game like Mario. I did a little research and it appears that other electronic devices can cause interference – and with family visiting we have more tablets, phones and laptops in the lounge than we normally would. So now every time we want to play some Mario, I have to ask everyone to turn off their electronic devices, like I’m an air steward during take off.

    Does anyone else have this problem? It seems like a massive oversight on Nintendo’s part to me.

    • Budgiecat

      Yeah my friend got one for his son on Christmas and I helped him set it up (New Super Mario & Luigi Bundle); so we were trying out NSMBU and tried to put it on 4 player and the gamepad wasn’t responsive so we could only play it three player with the wiimotes. Strange. Also the eShop was down for like forever

      • AdamBoy64

        Hmm. I’d say it’s probably all worked out by now,

        But if you’re playing in 2-4 player mode for those games (NSMB, NSLU), you have to use Wii Remotes for all players.

        Someone with the GamePad can do the ‘Boost Mode’ bit where they add platforms to the screen, but you can’t actually play the game using the GamePad.

        It’s kind of a bit frustrating – to not be able to use it as it’s own controller in multiplayer.

        I do remember the eShop being down in the last week or so, which was kind of odd.

        I really like the eShop though. Doesn’t take 6 years to load everything. That’s one thing about the PS3 I won’t miss.

      • McPoo

        Yeah there was a massive uproar about the e-shop on Gamefaqs. People were demanding compensation etc, all for a bit of downtime.

        I agree it’s hardly ideal, but in all honesty, what were they really missing out on? The Christmas sale is pretty shit, I’ve been temped by Resi Revelations but it’s £12.48 or something in a 50% off sale! It’s almost 2 years old now I think, it should be less than that! I think a lot of people wanted to buy SMB3 while it was on sale too, because that can’t wait until the next day >_>

        Are your friend and his son enjoying the Wii U now? It’s a pretty bad console, but I have managed to get some fun out of it. Lego City was a really good game, Mario 3D has been fun (only on mp though), and I’m currently going through Deus Ex Directors Cut, which I finished when it originally came out but it’s still a good game and I’ve forgotten almost everything about it anyway.

    • http://www.psthc.fr ExTrooperBrenTurner

      “Nigga ! Did you just say what I was tryin’ to say, but smarter ?!”

      • McPoo

        Dats racialist m8

        • http://www.psthc.fr ExTrooperBrenTurner

          Come on, that’s from “The Boondocks” (season 3, episode 9). I wanted to say : I agree with you about the Wii U.

          • McPoo

            I had to Google that as I’ve never heard of it >.>

    • MrFinalgamer

      you HAVE to use the gamepad? because you could just not use the thing.

      then again that is it’s main gimmick, and if it drops connection like in the Skyward Sword presentation, then that must’ve been a big oversight by nintendo

      http://www.sonydefenseforce.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/zelda.gif

      • AdamBoy64

        Lolz. That was bad.

        That’s probably the last time they’ll rely on infrared on centre stage in a packed auditorium.

      • McPoo

        Well you can play with other control options, but there’s three of us and only 2 Wiimote/nunchuks, so someone would have to use the Gamepad anyway.

        Besides, when it works properly it’s much better than the Wiimote :p

    • AdamBoy64

      Okay, I’m sorry to hear that.

      I’ve had no such problems using the GamePad playing Mario 3D World. The last time I played we would have had 4 phones and a 3G-enabled tablet in a small radius, but yeah, haven’t experienced anything like that.

      • McPoo

        It’s really weird. Last Christmas I had my mum stay as well as my sister and the Wii U was literally unusable, it couldn’t hold a connection more than a minute. Between them though we had 2 extra iPads, 2 extra phones and a laptop all in the lounge, as opposed to just two phones that we normally have.

        This time with just my sister it seems usable but the connection dropping so frequently it’s hardly ideal. Resyncing it didn’t do anything, the only solution that’s definitely made a difference is having everyone turn off their devices. It’s weird cos it doesn’t seem to be a common problem, but there’s definitely other people out there that have had it >.>

  • DarthBrian

    The end of the year is obviously a slow news week(s), even around the globe.

    So bored. :(

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Yup yup.

  • bldudas

    I keep coming on here to see if there’s anything new, but there is nothing. Slow, I guess, news day.

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

      Er… We just had Christmas and it’s close to New Year’s, and you’re surprised about it being slow?

  • Wolf Star

    Why are there so many down votes again?? (I mean for no reason at all)

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      A group of people have some bots running, ignore them and they’ll leave.

      • Wolf Star

        ok.. >_>

  • Budgiecat

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v80_FwbAv_s

    wow that looks like an actual cartoon. Time & Eternity eat your heart out…

  • Xaltmas
    • bloodiOS

      Is that from F.E.A.R.?

      • Xaltmas

        Yup. FEAR 2. Adored the first two games.

        Still haven’t forgiven WB for forcing co-op into the third entry and pretty much killing the franchise.

        • bloodiOS

          Hmm… didn’t pick them up last gen, so hopefully they’ll be ported to this gen at some point. (Yup, 8th gen is now the current gen.)

          • Xaltmas

            I don’t see any chance of that happening at all.

            I’m hoping WB just reboots the franchise at this point, but they’ve got the original developer making some Lord of the Rings game now.

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

      Since you did post something like this, I should return the favor :p

      The distortion and such was done on purpose for this one. It’s still pretty creepy ヽ(゚Д゚)ノ

      http://i.minus.com/iJ0yd8ZUbUCcv.gif

  • Xaltmas

    Looking at used games on eBay, and I can only wonder at what kind of manchildren have owned some of these games.

    Disks all scratched up, manuals missing or even cases completely gone. It boggles my mind.

    • Budgiecat

      I go to Play n Trade for used games. At least they have the buffering machine there and test them to see if they work and they’re not totally cheap jerks like Gamestop…

      I never understood how you lose cases an manuals though…

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

      I know, right? My nephews are animals when it comes to games. They just leave the discs out of the cases and stack the discs on top of each other.

      I was like, “OMG” when I visited my uncle one day and saw the stack of discs. I think I actually gasped, lol. It was horrifying. It’s even worse when you go on ebay and you encounter a game with the quality of ‘Used – kind of’.

      How does that even work?! You either played it or you didn’t. There’s no grey area when it comes to something being ‘used’. Come on.

      • Xaltmas

        It’s nightmarish. I don’t buy anything used on eBay unless there are pictures.

        But every time I see a game up that is missing the manual or the cover art I can only think “what happened to it then?!”.

        I mean, these are mature games that you’d think would be owned by adults, or at least teenagers.

        I could understand maybe a game aimed at kids, but I’d be very interested in how someone’s copy of Fatal Frame III ended up with scratches all over and why it’s in a jewel case.

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

          Yeah, I always wondered what happened to the manuals. What? Did they just open the case then decide, “Pfft. I don’t need this.”, then tossed the manual behind them to have it end up in their closet somewhere or something? How do you lose a manual?!

          I don’t even read them any more and I still don’t lose any, lol.

          • Budgiecat

            Same here

      • MrFinalgamer

        i feel ya. i bought Infamous since i wanted a physical copy and my god the box was so fucked up (the plastic looked as if it was chewed or something =s)

    • Sevyne

      It really is crazy. I keep all of my games brand new looking. If I ever trade/or sell a game, the buyer is always amazed at how they’re in perfect condition. Says a lot really, and the message isn’t very pretty.

      I remember looking for a copy and Ar Tonelico 2 before the reprint. I had to settle for a copy with no manual/slip cover/disc scratched and chipped. It was absolutely horrifying. Luckily I got to snatch up a brand new one when they put them up again, and the old one went right in the trash. I wouldn’t subject anyone to that disc. Put it right out of it’s misery.

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

    Bored and have nothing better to do? Waste a few minutes watching this.

    http://i.minus.com/i1hvOoyAUq6DO.gif

    • Unretributed

      I’ve been watching this for about 5 minutes… I find this mildly entertaining… That’s how bored I am.

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

        If you’re really THAT bored, go to Google, then click the ‘Images’ tab and type in ‘atari breakout’, then push enter. Thank me later.

    • Anime10121

      I bet whoever did this could solve a rubix cube in like a minute O.o

      • Unretributed

        I don’t its a real person.

    • 罪罰

      Thats work from the devil

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

        Unless the devil is Russian, since that’s who this was completed by, then no, lol.

    • Kobracon

      Ah good ole Snake. I miss this game. Used to play it a ton before the advent of the Smartphone.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Hey, guys. Sal here.

    I’ve been MIA a couple days. Pologies. Dealing with my crazy family.

    Also, stop caring about down votes. Don’t know who’s doing it, but stop giving them fuel by talking about it.

    Happy new year. =)

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

        Sal is great and all, but addressing him as a god is a bit of a stretch, lol.

    • PrinceHeir

      yeah i don’t know why people are getting ticked off by the downvotes.

      i just got an -8 downvotes yet i don’t really mind since it’s just voting system :P

      plus someone would plus+1 you here. some people say it’s a bot or anything, but who cares really.

      i for one look forward to what will happen in New Year. any plans your doing Gematsu?

      i’ll probably watch anime and visit my favorite H site for the day ^^

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

      Honestly, wouldn’t it be easier to just remove the voting system altogether to eliminate the negativity? After all, it’s not like the upvotes really do anything either, right? I mean something more concrete outside of just keeping the comment bumped with more upvotes, like Youtube.

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        Problem is, Disqus doesn’t allow you to just ‘turn off’ down votes.

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

          Ah, okay. I thought maybe it was determined by the site itself, but if it is tied in with Disqus… I guess it can’t be helped :p

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

          You could always use some css to hide it. Of course it could be shown again if somebody wanted to unhide it…

          • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

            Negatron.

            Disqus uses iframe, so site-based CSS edits are no good.

            • McPoo

              Have you tried holding down reset while pressing the right trigger on the controller? That usually fixes it for me.

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

              Oh aye I should have guess that… userscripts can access iframes and javascript has the ability to change CSS, but that is not a satisfactory way to fix things as it requires users to have add-ons and risks their security. Oh well…

    • Pekola

      I know this is very off-topic. But each time I see your posts, I think ‘damn,nice facial structure’

      Very sexy *shot*

    • Elvick

      Addressing something doesn’t mean we ‘care’.

      If that were the case, you ‘care’ just as much as everyone else. Since you talked about it.

      We don’t care. Just making the observation.

  • HighBrowDrifter

    Discuss#2:

    List 3 of your favorite game environments/zones (don’t have to be your absolute favorite) and if possible, included the soundtrack as well.

    1. Musashi Samurai Legend – Picodon Jungle
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuK4BIkhpfI.Q

    2. Jade Cocoon – Spider Forest
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuK4BIkhpfI.Q

    3. Okami – Agata Forest
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlTNNHAa0rk.Q

  • Bobby Jennings

    So is anyone picking up Escha and Logy in March? :o

    • Budgiecat

      March? Are you kidding me? You see how packed March is? I’ll be glad my wallet doesn’t implode from the sheer dark matter anti gravity black hole bomb suction

      • Bobby Jennings

        Well it was a question. I’m getting everything I can in that month.

  • Xaltmas

    Anyone think we’ll get God Eater 2 in the west next year?

    A few weeks ago it was announced that online play was going to be patched in, so you’d think that would help it overseas.

    • TheExile285

      Trophy list is in English so maybe. I imported but I’ll double dip for a localized copy.

      • Xaltmas

        I read about that over on GameFAQs, but I don’t want to get my hopes up.

  • HarryHodd

    Sega where is my Valkryia Chronicles 2 and 3 HD PS3/Vita release? You not like money?

    • bloodiOS

      Forget HD remaster, they haven’t even brought Yakuza 5 oversea yet…

      • Budgiecat

        I hate them for that. Maybe Sony can helps…

    • Xaltmas

      I’d settle with just a Vita version of VC3. I can’t say I was a fan of VC2’s cliche school stuff.

      Also, holy shit was the protagonist annoying.

      • Budgiecat

        also was it me, or was the gameplay in VC seemingly a lot easier than the others?

        • Xaltmas

          I never put enough time into VC2 to come to any conclusion on difficulty.

          The main characters made me want to slam my head against the wall.

          • Budgiecat

            Well I’m just saying I used to play it on the train half heartedly and going through the missions just fine but gritting my teeth on VC1 playthrough

            • Xaltmas

              Ah. Yeah VC1 had some crazy hard moments.

              I remember that one level was really infamous because it made people just give up.

            • Xaltmas

              Ah. Yeah, VC1 had some pretty tough moments.

              I remember that one level was infamous because it made people just give up.

    • Budgiecat

      Yes, Sega does not like money. At least…..they are content with the money they now get from Sammy’s pachislot, pachinko and other such slot machine market that makes crazy bank in Japan since normal gambling is illegal there and as such they hold the monopoly on that stuff….

      • Xaltmas

        It was clear they didn’t like money when they moved the series to the fucking PSP.

        I’m convinced if the series had remained on PS3, it would have become a major JRPG franchise like Tales and Persona.

        But no. They had to move it to that damn handheld and inject it full of weeb.

        • Budgiecat

          They were just following the disgusting trend of Japanese developers running to handhelds this past generation and not choosing to localize because of it

          • Xaltmas

            And yet Compile Heart and Idea Factory still pump out PS3 games while Breath of Fire 6 is for fucking phones.

            I tell you, there is no justice in this world.

            • Budgiecat

              It’s so strange.

              Stranger that those games also actually sell better in the West than they do in Japan as well…

              • Xaltmas

                It’s got to be much safer to cater to your niche, no matter how creepy, than to try and make something with wider appeal.

                And this mentality that “broader appeal” means a military shooter is bullshit.

                There is a pretty big gap between loli dungeon crawler and Call of Duty.

                • Budgiecat

                  Yeah but shouldn’t “cater to your niche” mean that it should sell more in the country that it’s niche is derived from? Makes no sense..

                  I mean think about it….we barely got Xenoblade Chronicles localized because Nintendo of America was playing games (who till this day refuse to admit the petition did anything), and they localized it sparingly to Gamestop as a limited run with annoying prices and it still managed to sell almost four times the amount it sold in Japan despite only being sold at one store outlet. And that game is not loli niche at all…

                  • Xaltmas

                    Nintendo of America screwed up big time with Xenoblade.

                    Hell, they screwed up big time with the Wii towards the end there by letting it just die.

                    I just hope X gets more respect.

                    • Budgiecat

                      What pisses me off is they still dont acknlowledge it thats how arrogant NoA likes to be. Reggie still wanted to claim that they supposedly were going to localize it all along and that the petitions did nothing and I think thats BS

    • Elvick

      No, Sega doesn’t like money.

      That’s why they’ve yet to figure out it’d be smart to put all the Sega Classics on PS Vita.

  • bloodiOS

    So, according to Frozenbyte, the PS4 doesn’t support Stereoscopic 3D gaming at 1080p yet. I wonder why though… with HDMI 1.4b, released way back in 2011, already introduced support for 3D at 1080p and 60fps so why does a console that launches in 2013 doesn’t have that feature ready? Here’s hoping a future firmware update will fix that.

    • Sevyne

      My guess is that they just wanted to get the console out with it’s basic primary functions, and the rest will be added over time. I mean, look at how the PS3 and 360 started, and then look at them now.

      I won’t lie though; I’m still annoyed that they never put in alphabetical sorting for the games and downloads lists for PS3. This should have been an obvious thing too.

      • PrinceHeir

        also no Gameplay records(records how many hours you played)

        they should also add a “favorite game” card on your PSN so people know what your favorite game is.

        just synch the trophies and it’ll automatically added to your account and you just need to choose it as your favorite game.

        even if it’s another region, trophies are region free.

        seriously i can’t believed Nintendo of all companies have this, while others don’t.

  • bloodiOS

    Ehehehehehe… I can’t stop listening to this song:

  • bloodiOS

    More gameplay footage for Deception IV: Blood Ties:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx9DNPTkerUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agH0B7LzQjwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YvoO7-dTYs

    • DarthBrian

      Want!

    • Budgiecat

      I like it but I’m still a little miffed about the out of place Anime art they forced into it.

    • Sevyne

      I’m still pretty shocked that this series is coming back after so long. I loved the old games and it’s return just came out of nowhere.

  • Budgiecat
  • Xaltmas

    Disqus is being all kinds of weird.

  • Budgiecat

    Well thats weird…..finally got Star Ocean 4 International for PS3 for cheap, brand new, no scratches on the disc, and the disc wont start. Keep getting “an error occurred during the start operation”, and it keeps dishing out different codes like (8001002B) etc
    Reset my PS3 and everything….wtf

    • bloodiOS

      Well, it’s either someone fucked up while burning the disc or your PS3 acting up. Did it even get a chance to do the mandatory install at all? In any case, try bringing the disc to a friend’s house and see if it works on that PS3?

      • Budgiecat

        eh I just used a DVD disc cleaning kit I had lying around and that solved the trick. Can’t believe they package these things dirty; maybe it was used and just shrink wrapped to appear new? barely touched the thing when I opened it so I know it wasn’t my fault…

        • bloodiOS

          Hoh… interesting. Where did you get it from?

          • Budgiecat

            Amazon $19 shipped.

            Of course Gamestop still wants $30 for it used or some crap like that…

            • bloodiOS

              Heh… I remember Amazon shipping me a “new” North American copy of Mirror’s Edge with a brand new European disc inside… sometimes I wonder about their “new” copies…

              • Budgiecat

                haha oh wow so I’m now watching the intro to this game and I guess it’s showing me that there was a world war that caused major catastrophes and such and then there was a peace treaty signed in the aftermath and a space program was initiated and they built space stations and were successful in finding wormholes..

                guess this is all a prologue to the beginning of the Star Ocean story…but I just find it weird that everyone in this intro has REALISTIC humanly proportioned faces and then in the game, the characters have Animu faces?? Why would they do that?
                Did something biological happen to the human race that caused them all to genetically change into creepy Anime 3D models that look like something out of a Japanese “Thunderbirds” puppet show?

                lol

                • Xaltmas

                  They look like dolls, dude. It’s creepy as hell.

                  • bloodiOS

                    *LOL* Their heads even bobble as they move.

                    • Xaltmas

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cuXgRVMvZ0

                      Shame we’ll probably never get a Star Ocean that looks like that.

                    • Budgiecat

                      I didnt even hit refresh or look at that yet and I already know what it is

                    • bloodiOS

                      I’m still hoping for the day when they return to home console development…

                    • Budgiecat

                      S-E kept using them for their FF XIII sequels….

                    • bloodiOS

                      Yeah, but it’s about time for Square to let them do their own thing again already.

                    • Xaltmas

                      It would be great if Sega had them make a new console game after they are done with that Phantasy Star Vita thing, but I’m sure the chances of that are slim to none.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Yeah, nowadays, if I like something Sega offers, I’ll take it, but I’m not actively expecting anything from them anymore.

                    • Budgiecat

                      It used to be EA, Microsoft, Activision and at times Nintendo that used to piss me off (they still do) but this gen, Konami, S-E, Capcom and Sega’s business tactics really let me down…

                    • Budgiecat

                      lol if anything, they’ll probably force them to help them again when they turn around and make Final Fantasy X-3

                    • Xaltmas

                      Part of me thinks that Microsoft is going to contract them for an Xbone exclusive JRPG.

                      Which I’d be cool with, but man, the meltdowns would be insane.

                      Or would they? Probably.

                  • Budgiecat

                    Hence the Thunderbirds reference….

                    http://www.blastr.com/sites/blastr/files/Thunderbirds5_0.jpg

                    .wtf it’s weirding me out… why the drastic visual difference??

                    • bloodiOS

                      I’m thinking a different team handled that intro movie.

                    • Budgiecat

                      It looks suited for something like Front Mission…

    • DesmaX

      Did you try any other game?

      • Budgiecat

        Yeah. Vanquish and JJBA no problems

  • Xaltmas

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=743044

    Hideki Kamiya is working on a new project.

    • bloodiOS

      The man pretty much expects his next project to fail. Unfortunately, for P+, that is a pretty realistic expectation…

      • Xaltmas

        It was rumored that Platinum was going to make an Xbone exclusive for Microsoft, so it could be that.

        At least MS wouldn’t send his game to die like Nintendo did. I mean, Ninja Gaiden II moved over a million copies while being 360 exclusive.

        • bloodiOS

          We’ll just have to wait and see…

      • Sevyne

        It really is unfortunate that their games sell so poorly. They’re damn fine developers.

        • Xaltmas

          Dat Clover Curse.

          Perhaps one day it will be broken.

        • Budgiecat

          I dunno what it is it really makes no sense…

    • PrinceHeir

      Kamiya is God :D

      i want Platinum Games making ZOE3 with Kojima Productions please!!!

  • shogunknight

    This may not be very accurate (i dont really trust vgchartz) I Just found out that the PS4 has already passed the 3 million milestone as of december 21st (it says 3.4 million sold though it seems asia and other parts of the world werent included). WiiU is really doing some great numbers this holiday and i hope it stays that way, same goes for xbox one. Its nice to see that between November and December about 6 million next gen consoles excluding past gen and 3ds (Dominating Beast) were sold. Happy new year in advance everyone

    • Xaltmas

      Hopefully the PS4 and Xbone continue to sell well into next year and Nintendo is able to turn things around better next year with games like Mario Kart and Smash Bros.

      Only fanboys want to see a console fail.

      • Sevyne

        Fanboys are some of shittiest people of the internet.

        • Xaltmas

          Console warriors will never cease to amaze me. Being that passionate about hardware from multibillion dollar international corporations is just crazy.

          Being a fan is one thing. Like, I’ll admit I have a preference for the Xbox brand, but I’d never want Sony or Nintendo to drop out of the industry, and I’d never let my being a fan of Xbox stop me from getting a competing console.

          Hell, I love my 360, but I’ve still got a PS3, Wii U, Wii, DS, 3DS, Vita and PSP. And while I’ll definitely be getting an Xbone next year, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy a PS4 if it has some games I want (which I’m 100% sure it will).

          • Sevyne

            Damn right! The games make the console. Give me games I like, and I’m right on board. If not though, that doesn’t mean it’s bad. It just means it’s not specifically for me.

            …Unless you are the Virtualboy. Then you really are just bad.

            • Xaltmas

              It’s like the backlash when Bayonetta 2 was announced for Wii U.

              The amount of people screaming that it should have remained dead instead of being funded by Nintendo was horrifying.

              Sure, I would have loved it to have been a PS3/360 game, but it just didn’t work out that way.

              As someone who puts developers over console manufacturers, I was just thankful that SOMEONE stepped up to fund Platinum’s project after Sega canned it.

              • Sevyne

                It’s really funny that you mention Bayonetta 2’s controversy. I was actually thinking of naming it in my last post as well. It was one of the first things that crossed my mind when reading your last post lol.

                But it’s true; The game even existing is good. I’m just glad it’s happening at all.

      • shogunknight

        From the weekly sales figure i see, im sure the three would do okay. If you really think about it, they all have their unique uses in this new generation. The one that suits you best is what ends up in your rooms at home. I cant wait to see whats in store for PS4/X1 from devs and as for Nintendo……i need a new metroid!!

        • Sevyne

          I have a PS4 and Wii U as of this moment. Eventually I may get an X1 (not sure just yet, because MS exclusives were never much my thing).

          As for a new Metroid? God yes please! It’s always rather frustrating waiting for another Metroid game.

      • Elvick

        I want to see the Xbone fail because MS is bad for the industry. I want to see the Wii U fail because Nintendo needs to actually address their ongoing issues. Some of which (3rd party support) have been around since the N64.

        Fix your problems, don’t try and be a fad. That’s only a temporary solution as Nintendo learned with the Wii and the drop off for Wii U.

        Nintendo can be better and the only way they will is if they fail at what they are currently doing. Which is half assing everything. Including hardware.

        It took a huge fail for Sony to drop the overly complex hardware design after all.

        • Xaltmas

          I think your opinions are absolute bullshit and I utterly despise them, but I respect your right to say them.

          • Elvick

            They’re opinions based on facts.

            Nintendo has many problems they continue to have. Unless you believe that they’re online is up to par, they have competent 3rd party support, they have worthwhile hardware, trying to focus on gimmicks to appeal to casuals, etc. Those are all simple facts. If you choose to deny that they’ve got problems in those areas, then you are the one full of absolute bullshit.

            Those are problems. Whether you think they’re just “minor” or not is another story, but Wii U is failing because of all their problems coming to a head.

            That’s not even touching their “safe” play with their first party software driving people like me away from giving a shit about them.

            I look forward to another useless reply.

            • Xaltmas

              You know what, I’m not going to bother. You clearly have your mind made up, as do I.

              • Elvick

                And there it was. You don’t disappoint.

      • McPoo

        I don’t understand how this comment sparked such a big argument. You’ve said nothing inflammatory as far as I can see >.>

  • Xaltmas
    • Budgiecat

      Yeah….no….I lost all interest for that game once I saw the demo of it and the fact it stresses so much to be a Kinect game.

      Kinect is just fail…

      Swery should have learned his lesson the first time.

      Deadly Premonition and Spy Fiction are still cool though

      • Xaltmas

        Eh. You can play the whole game with a controller if you want.

        I thought the Kinect stuff was kinda neat tho.

        • Budgiecat

          Movement in the Kinect still seems faulty. I always felt it needed something like the PS Move Navigator or something to facilitate character walking movement instead of the awkward mechanics it tries to use….

    • PrinceHeir

      cool!

      shame its a Xbox One exclusive :

      come on now Sweary65!!

  • pekot

    So I got dreamcast with shenMue , grandia 2 and skies of arcadia
    What else I’m missing ?
    Any recommendations ?

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

      Record of Lodoss War

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

        Oh and Berserk was a hidden gem on there as well. They even bothered to localize it so it’s in English too :p

    • Budgiecat

      Shenmue 2
      Rent-A-Hero #1
      Project Justice
      Tech Romancer
      Blue Submarine
      D2
      Godzilla Generations
      Godzilla Generations Maximum Impact
      Daytona USA
      Dead or Alive 2 Limited Edition
      Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future
      Carrier
      Chaos Field
      Super Robot Wars Alpha
      Segagaga
      Seven Magic Mansions
      Blue Stinger
      Street Fighter 3 3rd Strike
      Street Fighter Alpha 3
      Dynamite Cop
      Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves
      F355 Challenge
      Sega GT
      Cannon Spike
      Power Stone
      Power Stone 2
      Record of Lodoss War
      Spawn: In the Demon’s Hands
      Heavy Metal Geomatrix
      Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes
      Guilty Gear X
      Capcom vs SNK 1 & 2
      Resident Evil 2 & 3
      Sakura Taisen 1,2,3,4
      Industrial Spy
      Last Hope
      Headhunter
      House of the Dead 2
      Confidential Mission
      Death Crimson OX
      Death Crimson 2
      Resident Evil Code Veronica
      Super Puzzle Fighter II
      Sword of the Berserk
      Illbleed
      Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
      Jet Set Radio
      Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Premium Disc
      Mobile Suit Gundam: Renpou vs Zeon DX
      King of Fighters Dream Match 99 (KoF 98)
      King of Fighters 99 Evolution
      King of Fighters 2000,2001,2002
      Maken X
      Last Blade
      Marvel vs Capcom 1 & 2
      Macross M3
      MDK 2
      Tokyo Xtreme Racer 1 & 2
      Nightmare Creatures II
      Outrigger
      Phantasy Star Online
      Psychic Force 2012
      Seaman
      Sonic Adventure 1 & 2
      Space Channel 5, Space Channel 5 part 2
      Crazy Taxi
      Time Stalkers
      Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2
      Vampire Chronicle (Darkstalkers)
      Virtua Fighter 3TB
      Virtua Cop 2
      Zombie Revenge

    • McPoo

      I only played a Dreamcast once, but I seem to recall Toy Commander being quite fun in multiplayer.

  • Xaltmas

    I’m going to sleep. (I tried to think of something else to say, but it all came off as really passive-aggressive).

  • Pyrofrost

    Hey, the Open Forum is pretty entertaining today :p
    Love dem console war conversations~

    • Xaltmas

      It’s what I get for being an Xbox fan. They’ll be in my thoughts tomorrow when I play Call of Duty.

      • Pyrofrost

        I always just find the conversation funny, it always gets so intense. Any real gamer follows their gaming tastes, not a machine. That’s the way I see it.

        I probably see it that way because that’s the rule of thumb I follow personally. Wherever the JRPGs go, I go. If other stuff I want to play comes out of said console, that’s just a bonus.

        • Xaltmas

          I don’t like JRPGs.

          why am I here

          • Pyrofrost

            To pass the time?

            • Xaltmas

              I dunno.

              My opinions are so antithetical to everyone else’s that I just get into fights with people.

              I figure I’ll get banned eventually. :P

              • Pyrofrost

                As long as you aren’t the one stirring up or starting shit, you should be fine. I haven’t seen you attack anyone or jump into a thread like, “ZOMG!!!!! PS4 and JRPGZZZZZ SUXXXX YO!”

                So I doubt you have anything to worry about.

              • bloodiOS

                My opinions are so antithetical to everyone else's that I just get into fights with people.

                Am I included?

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

                Well, if you already know what the problem is, yet you’re still doing it anyway, then why not change some things to prevent yourself from getting banned? Trust me… If I haven’t got banned yet from all of the spats I’ve been in around here, I don’t think you’ve got anything to worry about, honestly.

                Just keep expressing your opinion how you usually do. I guess it sounds kind of cheesy, but sometimes I feel like I was born in the wrong time period or something because 99% of the time, others will be so quick to disagree with what I have to say and jump me for thinking differently.

                I guess I’m just caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.

              • Budgiecat

                You’re being too dramatic because youre bored and we’re bored. We know you like JRPG’s just not the half assed cringe worthy loli ones of late.

                • Pekola

                  Those are the best ones. Panty Blade games are always GOTY, get out of here you!

                  • Budgiecat

                    It also might be end of the year depression setting in…

                    as well as the hate for many of these developers running to make crappy mobile phone games.. (see Breath of Fire 6 above)

                    • Pekola

                      Breath of Fire 6 has got to be the poster child for the current mobile trend.

                    • Budgiecat

                      That or Puzzle & Dragons….

                      Actually it’s probably Puzzle & Dragons.

                      People want dat Puzzle & Dragons money…dat Candy Crush bling…all while sacrificing good console game development

                      And that makes us gamers Angry Birds!

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    -sigh- Still no more friggin news. I hate the holidays. .-.

    • Elvick

      Ditto

  • mesul6anme

    So Microsoft is trying to aid Hello Games after the flooding incessant, thoughts people…..

    • Willgaea

      Link me up.

    • Budgiecat

      Well thats nice of them considering their insurance company wont cover them for flood damage since they’re in a flood risk zone but I hope there’s no hidden incentives to force them to be exclusive to them now..

      • mesul6anme

        My thoughts exactly

      • McPoo

        I doubt they’ll be forcing them to be exclusive, but I’m sure there’s an element of ‘we’ll scratch your back if you scratch ours’.

        If not, then at least it’s good PR for them, just like with the Zoo Tycoon stuff.

  • bloodiOS

    Loving the heck out of Hanasaku Iroha. It’s such a pleasant show~~

    • PrinceHeir

      i might watched it in summer with the movie in BD :)

    • Arcana Gear

      i liked it very much. It was a pleasant surprise to me.

  • Willgaea

    http://the-magicbox.com/1312/game131230b2.shtml

    I love style of BOF 6, but it pains me that it’s for IOS/Andriod. I think this would be the only game i would get on the phone. Although my phone sucks now, so it might not be a option.
    http://the-magicbox.com/1312/boff02.jpg

    • Budgiecat

      ugh

      • Willgaea

        Need some tea for your stomach?

        • Budgiecat

          It’s okay I pooped in my litter box….

          • Willgaea

            Hah

  • Willgaea

    I gotta stop staying up so late.

  • Budgiecat

    http://www.the-magicbox.com/1312/initiald1.jpg

    Initial D: Perfect Shift for 3DS. Free to play game.

    Honestly just a clone of CRS Racing and Fast & the Furious both on iOS

    http://www.the-magicbox.com/1312/game131230d.shtml

    • Pekola

      I know this is probably inviting the devil in, but seeing mobile games like Grandblue Fantasy and other mobile games migrate to 3DS as F2P, is something I’d like to see.

      Except maybe not because then people wouldn’t buy Puzzles and Dragons Z if the original is already F2P.

      • Budgiecat

        I’m not sure I follow you but so you know, the average Japanese P&D player spends $64 on that game and so with 25 million downloads, 2 million in the U.S. , the game generates on average, 1 million in revenue a day.

        The reason I dont want it migrating to handhelds is because I dont want it to inspire regular handheld developers to implement shady microtransaction bullshit into their games as means to follow the trend and then water down regular handheld gaming experience for the almighty microtransaction dollar when said stuff would normally be unlocked within the game using reward through actual player skill instead of continuously digging in your wallet.

        Leave that stuff for the gullible non gamer Casual mobile phone community that get sucked in on the mobile phone crap

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

      Gematsu already posted an article about this, silly :p

      The game is a joke though, honestly. You don’t even get to race the cars yourself. Hell, you have more control over your vehicles in Initial D: Takahashi Ryousuke’s Fastest Typing Theory.

      • Budgiecat

        There is more thought process for sure in GBA’s Initial D RPG…

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

          That too, lol. I actually forgot about that one.

          • Budgiecat

            I actually bought and beat that game years ago which still surprises me to this day because I had no idea what I was doing and had to memorize which choices would work at given sections of each track.

            Then for some reason the game broke an I cant find it : (

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

      I’m still trying to decide whether I want to work on drawing or music. I want to get better at drawing, so I could definitely use the practice for that, but I’m better at music… I want to go ahead and start working on my next track.

      • Budgiecat

        what do you do electronic stuff or actual instruments?

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

          I’ve only ever owned two instruments in my life. One of which is a keyboard while another was an acoustic guitar. So yeah, all of the music right now is being made through FL Studio.

          • Budgiecat

            k

            Never could figure that stuff out. I gave up on Acid Pro lol.
            I had a Fender HM Strat, a 1974 Marshall JMP 100 watt guitar amplifier head modified by Harry Kolbe soundsmith, and a Steve Vai Legacy guitar amp head with the Bad Horsie wah wah pedal and Gallien Kreuger speaker cabinet. Also had an ADA guitar preamp that I bought when I was 16 saved up my summer job money for. And a Boss Reverb pedal, Ibanez Tube Screamer pedal. I also had a cheap bass guitar.
            As a kid I used to record using a Boss Dr. Rhythm drum machine and everything else plugged into a Tascam 4 track mini recording studio. My friend had an 8 track one

            My dream was always to get the Eventide Harmonizer rack but the damn thing was always near 4000 bucks…

            I havent done anything with music though in years…

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

              I don’t know what ANY of that is. I guess it’s kind of funny though… I’m not really familiar with musical terms and I can’t read music at all, so people look at me like I’m crazy whenever I show them something I’ve made in FL Studio. Even with real instruments, I always play stuff by ear and learn that way, so it’s the same thing for FL Studio.

              I place a few notes, play the pattern, move notes as necessary, rinse and repeat. If it sounds good to me, I continue to place more notes until I finally have a full song.

              • Budgiecat

                I never really learned theory that well either. Well, I took saxaphone in school but I forgot it all…

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

                  A friend of mine wanted me to study all these terms and whatnot, and I’m just like, “Nope. Fuck that.”, lol. There were over 100 musical terms to learn and it all just seems so complicated.

                  • Budgiecat

                    It certainly could help, but you dont need to unless you’re planning on becoming a composer for an orchestra or something. Like I said I didn’t. The least you need to learn is timing and you probably dont even need to do that with electronic stuff like you use since it works on an automatic metronome anyway.

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

                      Well, you can freely choose stuff like that. I have it set to automatic because I’m not good with all that ‘tap tap tap’ timing stuff or whatever, so I have the notes extend to 1/4th beat 1/6th, etc. rather than doing it manually and having it cut off before one of those, making it sound awkward.

                      I did have to learn composition though, mainly through trial and error. A lot of the stuff I made in the beginning sounded like it was all over the place, lol. Some notes stopped sooner than they should have or went for too long, stuff like that.

                      So, I’ve been better about not doing that, but still… I’m no sound engineer. I don’t know how to master my tracks or anything like that. I do what I can though. There are just a lot of buttons and knobs I’m unfamiliar with in FL Studio and I’d rather not mess around with all of that stuff, and just stick to what I know.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Yeah I figured you did

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

                      I don’t particularly feel like drawing or making music right now actually. Just feeling a bit unmotivated at the moment… I guess I’ll just play more Wizardry Online instead.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Despite liking LoGH, I really hate that avatar of yours. Can you please change it back to the Godmars one? It’s really weirding me out and making me depressed and making me scratch up the furniture…

          • Pekola

            What kind of music do you like to make?

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

              Mostly Dark Ambient with Akira Yamaoka as my inspiration and Streets of Rage style music with Yuzo Koshiro as my inspiration for that. I’ve made a Trance song as well (also inspired by Yuzo Koshiro’s Wangan Midnight works), but I generally just stick with the two genres I listed above.

  • Gigus

    I don’t remember posting this for christmas but enjoy :P! Sorry it looks lazy. The hands have been rusty XD

    http://oi41.tinypic.com/206mqet.jpg

  • Xaltmas

    Doesn’t the new Famitsu go up tonight? Maybe that’ll have something worthwhile.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      No new issue this week.

      • Xaltmas

        And now I’m sad.

  • Elvick

    Anyone watched Madagascar 3?

    Can I just rant about the fact that they emerge from water within the first 7 minutes of the movie and are 100% dry?

    Dreamworks, you’re lazy as hell. That killed my motivation to watch the movie. It’s been on my Netflix queue for a really really long time. And I guess it’ll remain there for longer.

    It’s in the beginning of this trailer… and it’s the thumbnail.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVEinXUrEp0

    • Xaltmas

      The obnoxious advertising campaign with the rainbow afros killed my desire to watch it right from the start.

      Hyped as hell for How to Train Your Dragon 2 though.

      • Elvick

        You don’t want to “Wig Out”?

        I haven’t seen anything of How to Train Your Dragon 2, have they shown stuff? Loved the first movie, and the shorts done for it.

        • Xaltmas

          There have been two trailers so far. The first one is really nice.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68AqHwgk2s8

          The second trailer is full of spoilers that I wish I hadn’t watched. Like MAJOR spoilers.

          • Elvick

            hyped

            And ugg… spoilers. Why do they even make trailers with major spoilers in them?

            • Xaltmas

              I feel like with some movies you can just combine all the trailers and get the same experience.

    • Budgiecat

      For some weird reason I’ve stayed away from these 3D animated movies for the most part. I think the ones I seen were Tangled, Incredibles, Astro Boy, and a couple others I can’t remember.

      Was really looking forward to Gatchaman though; still pissed they canceled it…

      • Elvick

        I’ve grown tired of them. I mean, I still enjoy them but I find it harder to get excited about them now that they’re so common.

        I miss traditional animation. I saw some concept artwork for Frozen a few weeks ago or so and it was lovely. And it would have made for a lovely film done in traditional animation.

        And it wouldn’t have looked so much like Tangled.
        https://scontent-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1486810_10151836343775954_1507522430_n.jpg
        https://scontent-a-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1497498_10151836343810954_2052694671_n.jpg

        Compared to… meh.
        http://www.cartoonbrew.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/frozen-women.jpg

        • Xaltmas

          That concept art looks phenomenal. A traditional animated movie looking like that would be jaw-dropping.

          Still want to see Frozen tho. I’ve heard it’s fantastic.

          • Elvick

            Right? Oh the world we live in… ):

            I’ve heard good things as well about Frozen, and I do want to see it. Probably grab it on bluray when it comes out like I did with Tangled.

        • z_merquise

          I read that they originally intended it as hand-drawn. I wonder how the film would look if they went that way instead of CG.

          Still, the film is really good. I may be more biased in traditional hand-drawn animation but both can be beautiful when done right.

  • z_merquise

    It’s now January 1, 2014 here.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

    • Budgiecat

      weeee happy new year wherever you are

    • Elvick

      BURN THE TIME TRAVELING WITCH

    • Kobracon

      SAME OVER HERE! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    • TheBlackRabbit

      Happy New Year my friend!

    • MrFinalgamer

      happy new year, tell us what’s new in this comming year? (BTW apparently someone hates that 2013 is ending…)

    • bloodiOS

      Happy New Year!

    • PrinceHeir

      Happy New Year :)

      Japan is also in New Year now so Happy New Year to them as well ^^

      • Budgiecat

        Another year, another year safe from Godzilla attacks….

    • Budgiecat

      wake me when its 2015…

  • Xaltmas

    2014 is almost here. And my wallet appears to have hidden itself out of fear.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Anything in Jan.?

      • Xaltmas

        I think Dustforce is it, but that’s just $10.

        January looks pretty empty for the most part.

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

          Well your wallet is safe for next month at least. lol The rest of the year… not so much.

          • Xaltmas

            Especially March.

            It sounds like March is going to be expensive for everyone. :P

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

              Kind of yah. xD I plan on buying a PS4 then so that is kind of really expensive.

  • TheBlackRabbit

    So guys got any special things planned for new years?

    • Nightcore34

      Just having a buffet with family, nothing special and I’m not planning on doing a “new year, new me” because I know it’ll never be kept.

      • TheBlackRabbit

        hmmm a buffet very nice! I noticed more people denouncing the whole new year, new me thing. interesting to see.

        • Nightcore34

          Well most people break it in a few weeks of making it, if you really believe in this ‘new me’ then you’d do it all the time not cause it’s popular to do one at this time of year. Also I’ve never done a ‘new year, new me’.

  • Budgiecat

    I wonder why Namco never bothered to try to make home console like Nintendo did. Even Bandai tried to make two home consoles and they had like no 1st party characters compared to Namco’s, which is much more in total than Nintendo’s:

    Mappy
    Legend of Valkyrie
    Baraduke
    Dragon Buster
    Tower of Druaga
    Pac-Man
    Marvel Land
    Galaxian
    Xevious
    Dig-Dug
    Pole Position
    Galaga
    Warpman
    Youkai Douchuuki
    Splatterhouse
    Dragon Saber
    Wonder-Momo
    Burning Force
    Tekken
    Soul Calibur/Edge
    Ace Combat
    Ridge Racer
    Tales series
    Time Crisis
    Klonoa
    Mr. Driller
    Big Drum Master
    Id@lMaster
    Bravoman

    • MrFinalgamer

      welp, i’m sure glad i don’t need to buy another system just to play some Tales of or any anime licensed game. just like i’m happy i don’t need to buy another Sega system to play Sonic, Yakuza, any Miku game or Valkyria Chronicles (because what else do they have at this point…)
      though it is interesting to think of it. maybe they just didn’t see a console made by them work out? now you made me honestly curious to dammit!

  • Xaltmas

    http://destiny-viii.jp

    New Square Enix teaser site.

    In collaboration with a social game dev. Could this be the rumored Mana game? It would totally suck if the next Mana game was some social iOS shit.

    So that is EXACTLY what this is going to be.

    • MrFinalgamer

      Another teaser site by square huh? Nope, sorry, can’t trust those guys after THAT other teaser…but if it’s something related to the Mana series…*sigh*

      http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg538/ChimeranX/1b4f9f3d.png

    • Budgiecat

      Yeah no holding my breath

      • Xaltmas

        Especially with a company like “Gloops” in the title.

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

          Gloops… sounds nasty. lol

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Yup Mana for iOS is exactly what this is. Oh Square, oh Square.

      • Budgiecat

        they’re being real square!

  • bloodiOS

    So, I just happened to stumble upon a summary of the audio drama that came with FFX|X-2HD and… God! I hope to God that this isn’t suppose to be hinting at X-3 because I was cringing HARD the entire time reading that summary. Ugh

    • MrFinalgamer

      just read that it and oh god was it awful. how can someone’s talent plument so bad in 10 years! this is even worse than fan fiction.
      https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/709522688/hFDF5F215/

      • bloodiOS

        That’s what happened when one tries to unnecessarily continue a story one completed long ago.

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

      Yeah, this is what basically started the X-3 rumors, lol.

    • Budgiecat

      I still feel like we’re being trolled…….that can’t have been real……can it?

  • Nate

    All the news about Super Smash Brothers and they never talk about Bandai Namco’s involvement. I’m curious to know what they are doing and what changes are they going to make.

  • Xaltmas

    Rumor going around that Nintendo has secured another third party Wii U exclusive from a Japanese developer that will piss people off like Bayonetta 2 did.

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=743479

    Could Nintendo have locked down Itagaki’s Devil’s Third? That shit would be hysterical (and it would temporarily save me $400-500).

    • Nate

      I’ve never heard of Devil’s Third. Still, we never know if something will be third party exclusive since what happened to Rayman Legends.

      • Xaltmas

        Devil’s Third is an upcoming online shooter/action game from Tomonobu Itagaki. He was the creator of the Dead or Alive series and the leading force behind the modern Ninja Gaiden games up to Ninja Gaiden II.

        Also, Rayman wasn’t published by Nintendo. Games like Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101 will NEVER end up on other consoles.

        • Nate

          On the wikipidea it says developed for ps3/360/tablet. Do you think they are going to pull the plug on those versions already being made?

          • Xaltmas

            That was back when it was still published by THQ. THQ ended up going under, so Devil’s Third ended up without a publisher.

            No one has seen it since 2010. It just recently started making news again.

            • Nate

              Oh that must be why I did not know about it. A shame about THQ.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      More NeoShaft… :/ Anyways it would be hilarious to see that just to see people bitch about it.

      • Xaltmas

        I’m sure they’ll say things like Nintendo stole it, or that they’d rather the game not exist at all.

        Because they’ll say the Wii U has no games, but once it gets a game they want they’d rather it not be made at all.

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

          Yup. Can’t please everybody. *shrugs*

  • MrFinalgamer

    so if anyone is indecisive on whether or not to purchase FFX on vita, here’s a video of the first 2 hours (spoilers: it looks outstanding!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Rrhcog0ZHk

    • Xaltmas

      Looks good.

      Thankfully I still have my old FFX strategy guide so I can make sure I don’t mess up those Trial thingies.

  • Budgiecat
    • Fainaru Luna

      Man good find!

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

      Not seeing it. He’s missing the signature peek-a-boo style too. Some of the commenters are talking about the dempsey roll when all I’m seeing is a bunch of wild hooks and shit, lol. The tattoo on his back certainly didn’t help their case either.

      The kid’s got heart, but that’s about the only similarity I could find.

      • Fainaru Luna

        real life can never look cool and live up to animu SAD FACE

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

          Terrible, lol.

          • Budgiecat

            I liked the PSP one, and the GBA and NDS one

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

              Ugh. The PSP one was the worst, man. Well, maybe not THE worst, but… PS2 was definitely where it was at.

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

                Hajime no Ippo 2: Victorious Road

                Hands down, the best Ippo game I’ve played to date.

              • Budgiecat

                I didnt get to play that one.

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

                  You mean “those” :p

                  There were a handful of PS2 Ippo games.

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

                      Oh look… They’re recreating something that already happened 50+ years ago. Just go watch Jack fight, man.

  • Fainaru Luna

    Why are family so fucking confusing stupid batshit dont listen crazy

    • Nightcore34

      Because they’re family, they’re supposed to drive you crazy but still be there for you.

    • Budgiecat

      Are you Albanian? Cause they are the top of the list of crazy families (besides Haitian..)

      • Fainaru Luna

        No, I’m Canadian I just ment crazy in the general way maybe I worded it wrong I was frustrated when I wrote that lol

  • Xaltmas

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/f71dd9da4e11a2651d1893bb9b651054/tumblr_ml5xmnLhVC1qj00eyo2_250.gif

    Ninja Gaiden IV should be about Kasumi and Ayane instead of Ryu. It would be a neat way to mix things up and it would be a sure attention grabber after the shit-show that was NG3.

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

      A shame the Kasumi game never panned out and was canned a while back.

    • Elvick

      Ryu isn’t very interesting in general.

    • Budgiecat

      Why is Hayate never in Ninja Gaiden story?

  • Xaltmas

    http://www.tomsguide.com/us/dreamcast-xbox-sega-microsoft-games,news-5579.html

    Former Sega Chairman wanted the OG Xbox to be able to play Dreamcast games.

    • Xaltmas

      Wow, I can’t believe I didn’t notice how old the article is. I wonder why I didn’t read about this sooner…

    • bloodiOS

      It’s nice to want things…

  • HighBrowDrifter

    Ryo Hazuki for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed!…..Shenmue 3 confirmed ?!?!

    Frohes neu Jahr an euch alle! / ΗαρρΥ ηεω Υεαγヽ(*´∀`*)

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

      Probably just trolling, lol.

      • HighBrowDrifter

        Ja…probably.

      • Budgiecat

        If thats true they are just doing it to troll then I will burn their homes “just to troll”….

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

          Then they will throw you in jail for arson and you can troll all you want :p

          • Budgiecat

            Then I will burn the jail and break out

  • Tac-Mex

    Ok, here are some interesting details about the plot of Final Fantasy X 2.5

    SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS

    – Tidus’s death was the result of him mistaking a bomb for a blitzball, sudden and unprecedented; Yuna had been previously annoyed at his childishness while on the island

    – Yuna must have made him a fayth in order for him to return to Spira, and as a side effect she can control him (a la the aeons)

    – The sex for fayth creation must have been postmortem

    – Tidus currently does not know why he is alive

    – Tidus’s fayth must be constantly being summoned by Yuna in order for Tidus to stay alive consistently

    -Constant exhaustion and depression over Tidus’s volatile state may
    explain Yuna’s coldhearted attitude during the novella and audio drama

    The novella ends with the ever-cryptic “To be continued…” phrase.

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

      Spoilers, yo.

      • Tac-Mex

        Meh, this novel will never be released outside of japan, so i don’t see the problem.

        Tidus head got blown off because of a bomb, also if you want to create a fayth, you must have sex with them post mortem

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

          So, spoilers can’t exist as long as the material doesn’t release outside of Japan?

          Gotcha.

          • Tac-Mex

            Sorry dude, but there are not spoiler tags here

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

              Sorry dude, that doesn’t stop you from creating a “SPOILERS” message at the top, then following up with about 10 blank lines or so before revealing the information :|

              • Tac-Mex

                Ok, i ‘ll edit it

    • bloodiOS

      I’m dropping a nuke on that plot.

    • Tac-Mex

      A better summary:

      >Tidus and Yuna get stranded on a island

      >Tidus head apparently gets blown off by mistaking a small, spherical-shaped bomb for a blitzball; he kicks it, his head flies off and lands next to Yuna, who then passes out

      >Yuna resurrecting Tidus

      >Yuna has sex with Tidus postmortem, in order to create a Fayth, the summoner must have sex with the body of whom is intended to be the Fayth, presumably postmortem

      >Teedus and Yuna break up

      >Sin magically reappears

      • bloodiOS

        Stop! I can’t throw up fast enough!

      • Budgiecat

        WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT??????

        *breathes*

        >_>

        <_<

        WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT??

        WHAAAAT THE FLYIN FAAAAWK??

    • Nice Boat

      Meh… Still not as bad as this though

      http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_la31n4mCJ11qbyqcv.gif

    • Pekola

      How can this be real?

      Where is the context. Please let there be some sort of context.

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

    If you’re interested in DJ Max, you may want to read this. I just noticed it was posted to the official Technika Tune Facebook page.

    “Hello everyone. I am Jinho from South Korea, mother country of
    PENTAVISION. Thanks to Eddie, I became another administrator with Eddie.
    It’s great to see all you guys. Since PENTAVISION disappeared, DJMAX
    series was maintained really hard by some members from PENTAVISION. In
    2013.12.31 AM10:00 KST, DJMAX TECHNIKA’s PLATINUM CREW(Online service)
    stopped operating and also DJMAX Trilogy’s server was closed too. I’m
    really sorry that only remaining DJMAX is now DJMAX TECHNIKA Q which is
    on iOS/Android. I will update some news for DJMAX TECHNIKA Q and I can
    help you about having problems to play with. Also, I will upload new
    songs for TECHNIKA Q. For last, I am not directly related to PENTAVISION
    or NEOWIZ MOBILE so Me and Eddie cannot respond to the TECHNIKA TUNE’s
    DLC release…. So sorry for that…”

    • PrinceHeir

      so who now owns the series?

      i have the Vita version on retail(was able to grabe it)

      maybe i’ll play it again once more ^^

    • bloodiOS

      DJMax Technika Tune just became unbelievably valuable to me.

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

        I may just play it again in the near future for the hell of it.

  • Tac-Mex

    Atlus > Square- Enix

    Prove me wrong

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

      It’s an opinion. It can’t be proven right or wrong.

      • Tac-Mex

        It’s not an opinion though, it’s a fact.

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

          You thinking it’s a fact is also an opinion.

    • Kobracon

      I LOVE Atlus, but they don’t have Dragon Quest. So its a very hard to say…

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      It cannot be done. This is true if only because SE needs to get there heads out of their collective asses about mobile shit games. And localization as well.

    • Elvick

      Kingdom Hearts makes SE better than every other JRPG developer/publisher for me.

  • bloodiOS

    Lovely little things…

    • HighBrowDrifter

      Demons Souls II please!

      • Xaltmas

        If Demon’s Souls II ends up being a thing, I hope it separates itself more from Dark Souls. I’d like it to have more going for it than it’s exclusivity to Playstation.

        Don’t need two series that are pretty much the same :P

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

          Better make that three series.

          Deep Down is coming soon.

  • PrinceHeir

    holy moly

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D on amazon is STILL $39.99 even if it was released last 2011.

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_8?url=search-alias%3Dvideogames&field-keywords=the+legend+of+zelda&sprefix=The+Lege%2Caps%2C178

    what’s up with Nintendo no dropping their first party games :

    • Budgiecat

      They’re pompous jerks

  • Xaltmas

    That FF X-2.5 shit or whatever people are calling it is beyond words. I can’t believe that trash is for real.

    Save us based Nomura.

    • Tac-Mex

      The guy who wrote X-2.5 is also writing XV.

      There’s no hope for SE anymore.

      • Xaltmas

        Well, I guess I can just pray that someone funds a Mistwalker JRPG again.

        Until then it’ll be the Souls and the Bravely games.

        • Tac-Mex

          What about Atlus? They have been doing better than SE the last years and they actually listen to their fans.

          • Xaltmas

            I’ve never been able to get into any of their games outside of Persona 3 and Persona 4.

            And even then, I’m not really feeling the hype for P5.

            Just Dark Souls II, Bravely Default and Drakengard 3 for me, thanks.

    • bloodiOS

      I can’t believe the same guy who wrote the scenario for X also wrote for its blasted sequels. I’ll just hope to God that the only reason it all turned out so bad is because the guy was restricted to extending a piece that he had already finished. Here’s hoping that since XV is built from the ground up, things will be better since he has more freedom there.

    • Nice Boat

      They already turned Yuna into a Charlie’s Angel. SE proved they can do whatever shit they want regardless of how they ruin a story

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

    Well, I guess I felt a little motivated to work on some music earlier today after all, heh. I dug up an old project back from May and finished working on it earlier. It’s simple, compared to the other PSO2 style tracks I’ve made anyway, but I like it for what it is.

    Sometimes it’s nice to get away from all the complexities and go back to the basics.

    https://soundcloud.com/tetsuyahikari/ice-palace-of-solomon

  • whiteferrero

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, FRIENDS OF THE GAMING WORLD! XD

  • Xaltmas

    I need to get off of eBay.

    • Xaltmas

      Aaaaahhh someone take my wallet. I bought two more games.

      • bloodiOS

        Pull the plug…

    • PrinceHeir

      i wish i could say the same thing with rightstuf XD

    • Budgiecat

      I prefer Amazon…

      • Xaltmas

        So do I, but I’ve gotten some great deals on some OG Xbox games and old 360 games on eBay lately.

        And it’s nice to see photos of the used games I’m buying.

  • bloodiOS

    Dear Esther… I won’t deny that overall it’s a beautiful and soothing experience. However, when one starts taking a closer look at things, this little tech demo is filled with a crap load of low-res textures and many objects could honestly use more polygons. An enhanced version completes with tessellation, extremely high-res textures, highly detailed and interactive foliage that also utilizes TressFX 2.0 would honestly be wonderful.

    • $18114340

      You realize how old the game is, and that it started as a Source mod, right? I’m going to assume that the texture resolution and poly count are results of the limitations of an aging engine for a game that was probably built on a shoestring budget by writers rather than graphics programmers. I don’t think it was created with the intention of being a tech demo, per se.

      • bloodiOS

        Does it matter? Dear Esther is now it’s own game. And really, a two-year-old game powered by the Source engine can’t have high-res textures or objects with higher polycount? Even if it is an old engine, I’m a bit doubtful about that. In any case, if they’re gonna put in the effort to make Dear Esther its own game, I feel that they could’ve reached out a bit further too. As for the “tech demo” bit, that was simply something that accidentally slipped out. It’s simply how I felt about it, as the only thing you do in the game is walk from one end to another.

        • Xaltmas

          Maybe they couldn’t afford it?

          • bloodiOS

            Now this is a more logical reason. Makes me to wish for enhanced version sometimes in the distant future even more…

        • $18114340

          I do think it matters, otherwise I wouldn’t have posted. The game was officially released as its own product a year ago but it had been in development on the Source engine since 2008. For the most part, I’d wager that the game was complete relatively quickly in terms of assets and those interim years were instead put towards polishing other aspects of the game.

          It’s entirely possible that the Source Engine can’t use high-resolution textures or high-poly models at this point. The engine is old, and as such the paradigms under which it operates could be extremely inefficient these days. For example, the engine uses binary space partitions for visibility, which is a holdover from the days in which first-person shooters were all like DOOM and all took place in small, enclosed environments. I don’t believe Source uses deferred lighting (which looks better), and it definitely doesn’t have support for tessellation or interactive foliage. id Software had to overhaul their entire engine technology to support Mega Textures, and even then the results were less than impressive for the most part. Call of Duty Ghosts proved that just jamming in high-res textures into an old engine doesn’t work well in terms of efficiency. It’s best to start completely from scratch and develop the technology that you need instead of making a Frankenstein engine that doesn’t do anything particularly well.

          These features are complicated to produce, which is why Crytek, DICE, and Epic typically have key programmers who dedicate their entire careers towards graphics technology to the point of publishing academic papers on the subject. If I recall correctly, a lot of this technology is outsourced, too — the Frostbite 3’s lighting engine is a joint production with a company outside of DICE, if I recall.

          All this is to say that if you want better graphics, and the engine doesn’t already support it, it’s a huge endeavor to implement these features yourself — almost certainly outside the realm of possibility for an independent studio preoccupied first and foremost with making games, not necessarily innovative technology. As you increase the scale of the game’s technology, the amount of money, resources, manpower, and time required to produce anything increases exponentially — this is why people inside the industry have been saying for years that big-budget productions are NOT a sustainable financial model for video games. This is why companies such as Epic and Crytek primarily develop technology to license out for games instead. This is why EA is moving towards having pretty much EVERYTHING run on Frostbite 3.

          If anything, The Chinese Room’s upcoming PS4 production, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, is probably the biggest indication that the reason why Dear Esther looks so dated from a technological standpoint is because that’s the best they could do with the Source Engine technology, and because that’s also the extent of what they intended to do with that technology in the first place.

          • bloodiOS

            Well, it doesn’t matter how or why, the outcome is that the game does have low-res textures and low-poly objects, those two are the only things I have problem with, so I personally thought it would be wonderful to have an enhanced version of it in the distant future. Also, it looks like you’re under the impression that I somehow wanted all the additional features I desired to have in the enhanced version of the game to be crammed in while still using the Source engine. That isn’t what I’m saying or thinking at all. They can transfer the assets to another engine, like CryEngine, then rework stuffs, and add more things. Of course, I know this isn’t a realistic scenario, but I’m just stating what I want to happen, not what should or need to happen.

  • Xaltmas

    http://i.imgur.com/FhuiaMO.gif

    Less than a week until anime is officially saved.

    • Budgiecat

      But JJBA Stardust Crusaders comes out in April….

      • Xaltmas

        I had to Google what that is.

        Never got into JoJo. It’s always come off as impenetrable to newcomers.

        • Budgiecat

          Not really. You just need to read the manga from the first arc on. You’re doing yourself a great disservice not to

        • adhesive

          No anime becomes hugely popular by being inaccessible. I’d suggest watching part 1 and 2 before reading the rest. Reading 1 and 2 is also an option, but you won’t be missing out anything big by watching it.

  • Guest
  • Xaltmas

    It’s always unnerving when the dog starts barking in the middle of the night, because you never know if it’s just him being stupid or if oh my god you’ll get to reenact that movie The Strangers.

  • PrinceHeir

    Happy New Year everyone at Gematsu :)

    lots of amazing things that is gonna happen next year. plus the library of the next gen consoles will improve for sure. though i still don’t have any plans on buying next gen in the next 2-3 years.

    i’m perfectly fine with my backlog thank you very much ^^

    in any case Happy New Year once again everyone!!

    i’ll post my favorite girls from Dead or Alive 5 series Christie and Momiji and everyone!! :)

    http://sunrisingblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/dead-or-alive-5-christie-santa-suit.jpg

    http://static4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131217072437/deadoralive/images/c/c6/300022110.jpg

    http://cdn2.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/7360919/DLC16_SantaPack5_Mila.jpg

    http://senpaigamer.com/sites/default/files/news/sony/2012/12/11-dead-or-alive-5-santa-claus-dlc-2.jpg

    http://senpaigamer.com/sites/default/files/news/sony/2012/12/11-dead-or-alive-5-santa-claus-dlc-4.jpg

    http://ap.ign.com/pictures/articles/4152/42559.jpg

    http://cdn2.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/7360925/DLC16_SantaPack5_Pai.jpg

    http://th09.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2013/359/1/6/dead_or_alive_5_ultimate_tina_santa_costume_by_ltmanning-d6zda58.png

    http://sunrisingblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/dead-or-alive-5-ayane-santa-suit.jpg

    http://senpaigamer.com/sites/default/files/news/sony/2012/12/18-dead-or-alive-5-3.jpg

    http://senpaigamer.com/sites/default/files/news/sony/2012/12/18-dead-or-alive-5-7.jpg

    http://www.destructoid.com//ul/240904-/DLC16_SantaPack4_Sarah-noscale.jpg

    http://www.destructoid.com//ul/240904-/1_2_Htm_DLC_008-noscale.jpg

    http://www.dlcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DOA5U-Santa-Rachel.jpg

    seems Rachel is the only one in black XD

    hopefully i didn’t missed any DOA girls. Marie Ross will be released next year, but i’ll put her here since i don’t want to miss anyone out :)

    http://static1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131115072806/deadoralive/images/7/7c/DOA5UA_Marie_3.jpg

    • Xaltmas

      Just when I started to finish up my backlog on 360, I just bought a few new games.

      Two of them are Dead or Alive. :P Gonna be my first experiences with the series.

      • PrinceHeir

        hope you enjoy the ride :)

    • Nice Boat

      Happy new year!

    • z_merquise

      Happy New Year too!!

      That’s a lot of waifus you get there, hehe!

      Compared to 2013, there’s less games I actually look forward in 2014. But maybe that would change but so far, it’s only just new stuff for existing games like the Muramasa DLCs and Skullgirls Encore.

      Oh, me and my brother starting to become South Park fans and I just checked South Park: The Stick of Truth and it looked good.

      Also Lords of Shadows 2 looked awesome.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Still not new year’s here but whatever. It is just another day for me and another stressful year ahead.

    • z_merquise

      I may somewhat agree that it’s just another day but we sometimes need something to lighten up for all of the stress of work and other responsibilities.

      Still, Happy New Year to you (even if you aren’t interested in celebrating it now).

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        I don’t really celebrate any holidays… :/

        • z_merquise

          Aw. Okay then.

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

            Yah… don’t worry though. It’s all good.

            • TheBlackRabbit

              but aura that’s such a bore. :L unless it is religious. why dont you? i’m curious now.

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

                I unno. I just don’t…

                • TheBlackRabbit

                  I see a personal decision huh? nice either way have an awesome new years!

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

                    Thank you I guess. lol *gives you a carrot*

  • bloodiOS

    So, earlier today Tac-Mex has kindly informed us that based on info from Final Fantasy X-2.5… Well, the rest is SPOILER so click on the link if you want to read it:

    http://a.pomf.se/prtowp.html

    • Pyrofrost

      I hope they go through it, all at the same time, in a very EXPLICIT manner. Not quiet to the level of “H” but just enough to make everything completely evident. I want to see the fireworks, it’ll be great.

      So yeah, this pleases me. . .if all this is true.

      • bloodiOS

        Well, it might be interesting, indeed, if it actually is going to have coherent plot to go with it. But we’ll see…

        • Pyrofrost

          I get a thrill out of seeing people pissed off and offended, it brings me a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction. So yeah, I’m rooting for SE on this one.

          • bloodiOS

            While that is something interesting to look forward to, having a title that potentially going to be both a critical and commercial failure might just encourage Square Enix to push away consoles altogether and focus their investment in Japan on mobile titles. That would stink.

            • Pyrofrost

              Eh, who knows really.

              The bad press from something like that would probably be enough to push a shitload of people into buying it as well.

              If they put a game out with all that stuff in it, the only way it would sink is if retail stores refused to carry it. That’s what I think.

              • bloodiOS

                It might end up like LR’s sales is what I’m thinking. Now the difference is that since, unlike LR, none of the assets from previous games of the FFX sub-series can be reused for obvious reasons, I’m thinking that everything would have to be built again from the ground up, meaning a lot of money will be needed. The problem is that if bad words of mouth keep circulating around the community and there are enough people who hate it enough not to buy, the game will definitely won’t sell enough to cover all that development cost and will end up a failure.

                • Pyrofrost

                  Eh, I think you really underestimate the selling power of “offensive”

                  Anyway, all this is still speculation. We have no idea if X-3 will even exist. If it does, we have no idea whether or not it will use the old assets like FFIV After Years did. If they do make an addition to X’s series, I’m almost 100% sure they aren’t planning to do it with the idea of setting the world on fire.

                  There have been too many things in the past for them to show that this is a bad idea. I can almost guarantee you that they wouldn’t rebuild the game from the ground-up. It wouldn’t be worth it, even if the game were a masterpiece. Look at the additions to XIII, the additions to VII, and the addition to IV. All doing worse than their #ed entries. If anything, the fans have spoken and said they don’t want follow-ups to numbered FF titles.

                  Crisis Core is the best selling off-shoot of a numbered title, and still did worse than the #ed entry.

                  • bloodiOS

                    Oh, definitely, discussing all this what-if scenarios is one thing, but I hope to God that if X-3 is ever going to be a real thing, it won’t be following the speculated route.

                    However, I really do think creating the assets from scratch for X-3 is really unavoidable if it’s going to be a home console (PS4) title. After all, unlike classic games, you can’t just continue using the sprites approach for its sequel, and using old assets would definitely invite criticism. That is one of the reasons why another sequel for FFX isn’t looking very likely for me, seeing that it already skipped a generation, and unlike KH, it’s just a sub-series. Unless, of course, X-3 is going to be a handheld or even mobile title, then I can see them reusing old assets.

      • Budgiecat
        • Pyrofrost

          Yeah, I’d say that’s about right.

    • new_tradition

      A lot of that is thought provoking, but I’m willing to give Nojima the benefit of the doubt and hope the actual context clears up some things

      (though this hinges on either a dedicated line-by-line fan translation, or the novel coming over in English in a very unlikely scenario, OR Nojima/SE says the novel is just some what-if ideas they did for shizz and can be disregarded, lol).

      I mean, the drama audio with the game is pretty decent (it makes me more excited for a hypothetical X-3 game). Wtf happened with the novel then? D:

      • bloodiOS

        Tidus kicked a bomb while thinking it’s a blitzball. You tell me what happened there.

        • MrFinalgamer

          don’t forget the necrophilia ! that was Sonic 06 levels of bad storytelling

          • bloodiOS

            That isn’t as bad if what speculated in my initial post (in the link) turned out to be true…

      • MrFinalgamer

        the ray of lighf that inspired XIII-3 endng inspired Nojima as well into maing this abomination…that or he was on acid while smoking pot witbout sleeping for 5 days when he did this

        • Budgiecat

          Wait what? What did Nojima have to do with writing FF XIII-3 ending?

          • MrFinalgamer

            whoever had the genious idea of writing FFXIII-3 ending shed some of that to Nojima…it was a joke >_>

    • Nice Boat

      Is it a joke? If not Braska and Jecht had some hot snunsnu before dying. Man, no wonder Auron was so depressed.

    • Nice Boat
  • Pukar Rana

    Happy New Year Everybody.

    • bloodiOS

      Happy New Year!

  • MrFinalgamer

    so…don’t wanna ruin the happy 2014 mood, but after 6 years of solid work, my PS3 has gotten the YLOD, anybody know any fixes? =(

    • bloodiOS

      Do you have your data backed up?

      • MrFinalgamer

        saddly no, to make matters worse i have a game in there (arkham city). i was already planning on getting another Ps3, guess this makes it clearer than ever. i just want to fix it momentarily to get everything back =/

        • bloodiOS

          You have to send it to a third-party like Gophermods to fix it then. That’s what I did with my b/c PS3, sent it in for fixing so that it lives long enough for me to perform a proper backup before transferring everything to the new PS3.

          • MrFinalgamer

            well thanks i’ll most likely do that (or maybe go the cheap route anddo it myself).
            hope sony does new bundles for me to take advantage for =)

            • bloodiOS

              Remember that you can’t restore backup data straight into the new PS3. Honestly, I just backup the old data because I have time on my hand but you can just buy a new PS3 and start the data transferring right away. After all, data transferring between two PS3s take ages to complete…

    • Pyrofrost

      I had to read this a second time because I first read YLOD as YOLO.

  • PrinceHeir

    yay just finally finished Ace Attorney Justice for All just now.

    what a way to start the year!!! i was teary towards the end :(

    the ending is amazing and it really made Naruhodo realize what it means to be a lawyer.

    definitely gonna play the 3rd game Trials and Tribulations.

    looks like it’ll be awhile till i play Dual Destinies despite buying it day 1 and sitting on my 3DS ever since XD

    • new_tradition

      The last case of JFA is frickin’ amazing. It invoked so many feelings within me T.T

    • Kobracon

      You are in for some AWESOME stuff in AA TnT

      TnT topped JFAs ending, I can assure you that.

  • bloodiOS

    So what do guys think of the upcoming Fate/stay night anime adaption by ufotable? Think it might be a Heaven’s Feel adaptation? Or better yet, they might even completely and properly cover all three routes? Either way, I’m having high expectation for this. Damn, the 30th of January can’t come quick enough… Anyway, you can view the PV here (well, since Aniplex is a bunch of pricks and only allow people in Japan to view it, I ripped & uploaded it here for download):

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/lr2xjn

    • Nice Boat

      I’ve been watching Zero and whenever I hear comments abou Stay Night most shit on its main character who believe people die when they are killed. I guess the Stay Night anime was really bad considering the comments.

  • Elvick

    Thanks for ruining a good thing disqus. I don’t want to be forced into having an account with you.

    So I guess I’ll just have to use this gematsu account I made a long time ago and forgot about.

    What bullshit, it was already as streamlined as I needed it to be. Login with twitter, tada. Done. No bullshit. Fuck them.

    Positive note… Happy New Year folks.

    • Budgiecat

      huh?

      • Elvick

        I used to sign into disqus with twitter, now I have to use my gematsu account. Since I’m not going to be forced to sign up for a native disqus account for “streamlined” login.

  • Budgiecat
  • Xaltmas

    I have to wonder how much bitching it’ll take about the off-screen projectiles in Ninja Gaiden until, you know, they get rid of the fucking off-screen projectiles in Ninja Gaiden.

  • Xaltmas

    Further proof that the new SE CEO blows.

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=744013

    Yoko Taro, the directer behind Drakengard, Drakengard 3 and Nier is out of a job.

    Given how Wada was such a huge fan of Nier, it’s safe to assume that he also is the one who approved Drakengard 3.

    Clearly this new CEO ain’t got no time for that.

    • Budgiecat

      what the faaaaaawk?

      This is shaping up to be the worst first day of the year ever…

    • Anime10121

      Ok, I could give a pass on his “obsession” with mobile, but now it is officially ok to hate this guys guts. >:(

      • Xaltmas

        I wish someone would leak all of the games that have been canned under his watch.

        It would be epic.

        • Anime10121

          Epicly sad …

          Im sure the tears would have oceanic levels of salt T.T

          • Budgiecat

            I wonder if they canceled that Soul detective game…

    • bloodiOS

      Out of the frying pan, into the the fire…
      That said, Taro is a freelancer though, so Square Enix might call him back if an opportunity arises in the future.

      • 罪罰

        Better as freelancer, he can just go to another developer and create a more compelling game. If only Mistwalker would stop being stupid and hired him along with Mitsuno.

        • Xaltmas

          I don’t think I could handle Taro, Matsuno and the Gooch all under one roof.

          • Budgiecat

            But thats when we had Squaresoft the better days….

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Well SE keep going south. :/ We might be stuck with FFXV and KH3 as there last entries in those series. And DQIX (X is a dumbass mmo) as the last of that series. And Bravely Second the last of that one.

      • Xaltmas

        It’s been said that the fate of the Bravely series is highly dependent on how well Second sells.

        So everyone better buy it.

        As for Dragon Quest, it was also said in an interview that DQ XI won’t be a mobile game, so there is that. It’ll probably be a 3DS game.

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

          I was trying to say that they are doomed they are going to go bankrupt and no more SE.

    • Pekola

      Wat.

      Why this. I shake my head at you Square.

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

    So I’ve just read about the FFX novel if what websites say it’s true, then the novel has to be the worst sequel ever. Nothing can top this. It’s like if Sora went on a genocide in Kingdom Hearts 3 and Goofy became an addict. The FF4 sequel was a lot better and that’s saying a lot.

    • 罪罰

      novel? whut?

    • TheExile285

      Yeah its pretty damn awful.

      • Nice Boat

        It’s like if Stephen King, 80’s Tomino and Urobuchi possessed Nojima’s body to violate the readers. It’s amazing such thing is real. The audio drama was passable but the novel…. Yeah, it sucks.

        • TheExile285

          Is thus guy really doing the story for FFXV?

          • Nice Boat

            … Yeah :( I don’t know what the hell is wrong with him considering he also wrote FF7-10, Crisis Core, Kingdom Hearts 1, Bahamut Lagoon. etc. It’s like he decided to break taboos now that he wasn’t writing for a video game. Heck, the characterization of the cast in the novel is terrible too.

    • Budgiecat
      • Nice Boat

        I tell you. The writing is so bad it feels like a prank.

        • Budgiecat

          Really does. Maybe its a conspiracy to oust the new CEO and get Toriyama fired and they rehire Sakaguchi and Matsuno?

  • Nice Boat

    Finally, I found Dhoulmagus’ hideout in DQ8… And it only took me one month!! What? I have to enhance this mirror first? Oh well…. ._.

    • Budgiecat

      Been lost in that game for the longest time….

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

    I haven’t seen it posted yet, so I’ll go ahead and do so. James Avery, the actor who portrayed Uncle Phil on ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’, has died at the age of 68. What a sad way to end 2013.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/01/showbiz/celebrity-news-gossip/james-avery-obit/

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      o.o Wow… sad, sad news. He was a cool guy. :(

    • Nightcore34

      Ahh yeah, Saw it on Facebook, so sad, I actually wanted to become a solicitor because of him.

    • 罪罰

      :(

  • PrinceHeir

    so Valkyria Chronicles 3 Extra Edition(with DLC) has been fully fan translated!

    http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/01/01/valkyria-chronicles-3-fan-translation-finally-available-lets-you-play-the-game-in-english/

    anyone plan on playing it? there’s already a PC PSP eumlator right now, so i might try it later on.

    shame Sega could have put this on Vita with original Japanese audio only.

    i played a few fan translated games(Chaos;Head) and they did a good job. though i notice a few misspellings and errors. so i won’t be surprised if this one has one as well(not that i’m complaining)

    anyone enjoy!!

    • Budgiecat

      Cool find. Still waiting on Segagaga translation and FF Type Zero…

  • Xaltmas

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=744184

    Fantastic write-up over on NeoGAF about the merger between SquareSoft and Enix.

    Turns out SquareEnix is worth less today than SquareSoft did when they were supposedly “dying” after The Spirits Within.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Why the neoshaft.

      • Xaltmas

        Hey, at least they have something worth saying.

        Unlike you just now.

    • Pyrofrost

      Of course they are. SE’s numbers have been diving for about the past 5 years now.

      They can rebound though, It will just take a little bit of time.

      • Xaltmas

        And MORE Final Fantasy games.

        With Lighting.

        Lots and lots of Lightning.

        Oh, and this.

        http://i.minus.com/iVyS9yRvFrVvr.gif

        • Pyrofrost

          I wouldn’t say it’s so much mobile. The Japanese are responding well to that.

          I’d say it more has to do with games having gargantuan budgets which the sales can’t recoup, SE force feeding everyone Lightning (FFXIII sequels), a game announced 7 years ago that’s not here yet, and KH3 having been on hold indefinitely.

          SE’s portable titles, Mobile gaming, Ani/Manga, and such is doing fine. It’s the console games that are the problem. Capcom has been having the same issues. Games with budgets too big, so big that great sales can’t recoup the losses.

          With the PS4 things are only going to get worse because expectations will be higher.

          If anything, the death of consoles that people keep talking about won’t be because of mobile gaming or whatever. It will be because of consumer expectations and production costs. If you sell over a million copies and you’re still in the red, that’s a problem.

          • Xaltmas

            It’s because of the eradication of the mid-tier game.

            Everything has to be some AAAA monster with millions in advertising or an indie game made by some dudes in their basement.

            I blame these mega-publishers and their shareholders. Investors are what is going to drive this industry to the brink.

            Outside of Valve and Zenimax (Bethesda) EVERY AAA publisher is beholden to investors who want more and more money now, no matter what.

            So they’ll continue to raise the cost of development higher and higher to sell more ultra-realistic games while pushing out the smaller devs and forcing them to move to mobile, handhelds and PC.

            • Pyrofrost

              True, it’s the same way big chains run out small town businesses.

              However, while companies like SE and Capcom plunge; we have companies like NamcoBandia continue to flourish. Not even Ubisoft, EA, or Activision does as well as them. Then you have other companies like TecmoKoei and NihonFalcom who are living pretty comfortably. I also haven’t read about Atlus eating dirt financially either.

              The difference between the companies living comfortably though, and companies like SE and Capcom is that they aren’t trying to make their games pass for interactive CG movies. They are just making fun games that people love to play.

              • Xaltmas

                That’s why my favorite western publisher is Bethesda. Despite what many think of them, they are constantly pushing strong single player experiences.

                I couldn’t imagine EA, Ubisoft or Activision publishing a single-player linear stealth game that sells about half a million, and then is so happy with it that they decide to make it a franchise.

                Gotta give props to Ubisoft though with Child of Light and Valiant Hearts though. Those two games look incredible.

                And while I’m not really a fan of Sony’s first party stuff, they are constantly pushing new IP that most companies wouldn’t dare.

                • Pyrofrost

                  Yeah, the only problem with Sony doing that, and not really picking a few franchises to nurture is that they will never create a name that gets as big as Mario, Zelda, Metroid, or even Pokemon.

                  It’s nice to push new IPs and all, but neither Sony nor MS have any character icons. I mean, sure they have Master Chief and Kratos, but I would hardly call them iconic.

                  IMO, that is really the main thing those two are missing. However, this is something that takes years, with market flooding and various genres.

                  • Xaltmas

                    I’d say Master Chief is on an entirely different level than any character Sony has. Love it or hate it (mostly hate it these days) he is incredibly iconic.

                    And while Microsoft does have fewer franchises and less new IP than either Sony or Nintendo, what they do have tends to be pretty big. Halo, Gears of War and Forza are all very respectable franchises.

                    Though I could just be biased. I am an Xbox fan, after all.

                    However, Nintendo has a major advantage of having been on the market much longer. I feel like Sony would have had a powerful mascot in Crash Bandicoot if Universal didn’t take him away.

                    • bloodiOS

                      While I don’t agree about FM and GoW, I do agree that Master Chief is an iconic character, and that should be the case for any major characters that transcends generations of consoles. But honestly, when I think of Xbox, the first thing that comes to mind is Master Chief. Where as for PlayStation, the only thing that comes up is the PS logo…

                    • Xaltmas

                      I meant respectable in terms of sales and popularity.

                      Though Gears of War kinda got hurt a bit with that prequel that no one asked and was made by a developer that had better shit to do.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Same with God of War Ascension

                      Some series wear out their welcome….

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Being a respectable and loved franchise and being iconic are two completely different things. Neither Sony nor MS has a single character that is at the status of Mario or Zelda or Pokemon.
                      One thing that will keep him from hitting that status is the ‘M’ rating in my opinion. Combined with the fact that they really haven’t branched him out. I’d say he is further along than Kratos though.

                      And Sony trying to make Sackboy some sort of a mascot character this gen is just laughable to me. That character is a fucking joke.

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

                      >Neither Sony nor MS has a single character that is at the status of Mario or Zelda or Pokemon.

                      Lolwut? Sony definitely has one. Snake says “hi”. He’s been around since the 80’s, so he’s certainly up there with the same status of Mario and Zelda, and certainly Pokemon since it came long after Metal Gear.

                      EDIT: Granted, he started on Nintendo, but he’s not really tied with Nintendo. He’s more of a Sony mascot, imo.

                    • Xaltmas

                      But he doesn’t belong to Sony. Hell, Metal Gear isn’t even exclusive anymore.

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

                      Well, he doesn’t “belong” to Sony anyway. I’d say the Metal Gear fanbase is mainly on Sony’s side since most started when MGS came out for PS1. Sure, they had a game for Gamecube later on and ported something to XBOX, but eh… There are a lot of PS2/PS3/PSP/Vita Metal Gear games, so most would probably relate Snake to Sony, I’d say.

                    • Xaltmas

                      Brand association is a powerful thing, true. It’s why most people will still buy Metal Gear and Final Fantasy games on Playstation while they buy The Elder Scrolls and Mass Effect on Xbox.

                      Also, technically, Snake’s first appearance was on PC. :P

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

                      I know, MSX and all that, but PC doesn’t really own anything, lol. That’s like saying, “Oh, hey. Policenauts came out on PC-Engine before PS1, so it belongs to that.” Regardless, many franchises have shifted over the years.

                      Take Castlevania for instance. There was a lot of Nintendo support for that, especially on the SNES, but after it came out on PS1, they started shifting their focus towards PS2 and PSP, then PS3. Well, the Wii got that terribad Castlevania fighting game, but I wouldn’t want to count that… Lol.

                      They’ve also got some on DS/3DS, but they released some on PSN anyway, so that’s kind of moot. Still, I was just pointing out that Sony seems to have more of a grasp on Snake than Nintendo does these days… Especially since Nintendo actually had to go through some red tape just to add him as a guest character in that smash bros game or whatever.

                      The only things that Nintendo has really kept all this time are Metroid, Mario, and Link/Zelda.

                    • Xaltmas

                      You reminded me of that Castlevania thing for Wii.

                      You suck. .______.

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

                      I try to forget it ever existed, lol.

                    • Budgiecat

                      There was 2 CV things for the Wii. One was a fighter and the other was VC….

                    • bloodiOS

                      But Snake is not an exclusive character, is he? I’d say that he’s an iconic character for KojiPro, not Sony.

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

                      KojiPro =/= Sony

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Metal Gear isn’t exclusive to Sony bro.

                    • Xaltmas

                      A fact that many were quick to bitch about when the Xbox versions of Ground Zeroes got the better exclusive content.

                      I’m pretty sure I was told that Xbots like me are too stupid for the series. :P

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

                      I wouldn’t say “exclusive”, no, but he’s more relatable to Sony than Microsoft or Nintendo these days, so he might as well be exclusive.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Personally, the only thing my mind relates Snake to is the KojiPro logo

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

                      Which is pretty much tacked onto the Sony logo, lol. Yeah, XBOX One is getting the new one as well, but guess what… It was announced for PS4 first. It’s obvious where their loyalty lies (despite the XBOX One exclusives, probably just to make up for the smaller fanbase as a consolation prize for at least showing support).

                    • Xaltmas

                      Actually, it was announced for Playst