Open Forum #077
posted on 01.03.14 at 02:42 PM EST by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Open Forum #077

Our seventy-seventh 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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  • Xaltmas

    Well, it has clearly been a slow week for gaming news.

    • DarthBrian

      I know, right. I’m so bored I’m actually playing games instead of reading news about them.

      Thanks, Sal!!! >_<

    • MrRobbyM

      They’re just on holiday break. Plenty of news going around.

    • http://www.hush404.com hush404

      Yeah, I assumed that, but other sites are still going. Gematsu is just taking an extra long holiday break it seems :P Ah well, everyone deserves a break, including Sal.

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        It’s not a vacation. Things aren’t good right now. I’m sorry I can’t elaborate, but perhaps in the next open forum.

        • http://www.hush404.com hush404

          Alright. Hope things improve.

    • Anime10121

      The Christmas/New Years break for the gaming industry usually lasts until the second week of the year. News should HOPEFULLY be returning to a normal pace next week or the week after…

    • OverlordZetta

      No kidding. It’s kind of surprising.

  • 罪罰
    • Willgaea

      I don’t even want to give them views.

    • TheBlackRabbit

      this is the most blatant ….ugh

    • DesmaX

      Oh, they just released a “Gold Edition” on Steam

      Played the demo on the PS3, it’s a masterpiece, highly recomended

    • http://www.hush404.com hush404

      Lol, this game has looked bad from the day it was announced.

    • http://www.hush404.com hush404

      Im actually a little surprised it’s not something from gameloft.

  • http://psnprofiles.com/AbbaZaba23 Bangarang

    Hi, All…I have a question. I have a wife who isn’t really into gaming. The most I’ve gotten out of her was a few hours from New Super Mario Bros on the Wii and LittleBigPlanet a few years ago. My hope is that she’ll one day see the beauty/depth/complex stories in some of my faves such as the FF series and not write them off as just some game, but I’m not sure how to get her interested. Anyone (with or without significant others) have this dilemma, and/or a suggestion? Thanks :)

    • 罪罰

      You have to start her easy! Don’t just drop her text heavy mania with turn based shizzle wiggles. It all gradually comes to, first since it’s your wife you know what she likes and what she doesn’t, what she finds awkward etc. Grab some games you think she might enjoy and narrow them down to 2-3, and let them try it. Play them with her and have fun.

      • http://psnprofiles.com/AbbaZaba23 Bangarang

        Hahaha thank you! You make a good point. I tried to show her how pretty the open seas of AC IV: Blag Flag are and she got a bit panicked when another ship started attacking me lol I guess I’ve become desensitized to the on-screen mayhem over the years.

    • DesmaX

      I woud stay off japanese games if you want that, their plots are too convoluted, and the pacing is too slow most of the time.

      Try to give her games like Heavy Rain or Beyond: Two Souls if you want to make her interested in the stories (If she likes that type of movies, of course).

      • http://psnprofiles.com/AbbaZaba23 Bangarang

        Good idea. Yeah, I think she needs a good pick up and play title with simple controls. (Loved love loved Heavy Rain, btw. Still gotta pick up Beyond. So backlogged already though)

        • seyEliveD

          If you haven’t already you should check out The Last of Us. It’s awesome.

          • http://psnprofiles.com/AbbaZaba23 Bangarang

            Oh I definitely have! It was utterly fantastic. Few games have engaged me as TLoU did. More of an experience, less of a game if you ask me. Definitely in my top 3 of 2013, maybe even in the past few years. I’m hoping Naughty Dog can wow me again now that we’ve reached a new generation of consoles.

    • gekitsu

      that could be hard to divine. after all, everyone has got different buttons that get pressed by different games. and if someone is seeing games from so far “outside” that all games are “just games,” they might even be unaware of their own buttons that could be pressed by a game.

      or they just dont have any game compatible buttons. thats always a possibility. i mean, there are people who dont read.

      other than that, how would you know whether someone could get hooked by an intricate competitive game or something atmospheric to lose oneself in, or something more experimental?

      my mother, for example, has been exposed to gamer enthusiasm ever since the first game boy came out. she is profoundly uninterested in playing games herself, despite my father being a tetris fiend, and my younger sister & me being comparatively omnivorous. there is enough “inside” talk for her to glimpse the kind of involvement you can get over characters, places, story, own achievements, configurations, victories, or whatever else a game is about.
      and yet, i would never have guessed her not being able to look beyond minecrafts “ugly pixels,” but developing a surprising inquisitiveness on how that feels when, in shadow of the colossus, you get confronted with conflicting feelings and ambivalence: battle elation swinging into sadness for a dead colossus. the growing feeling that something is not as it seems, and is not going into a good direction. how that meshes with your desire to push the story forward through your own actions.

      • http://psnprofiles.com/AbbaZaba23 Bangarang

        Very interesting insight; I couldn’t agree more. I guess the good news is I know what she likes. The not so good news is, it will probably never be close to my gaming interests. Oh well. I guess it’s just wishful thinking. It’s tough finishing a really emotionally heavy game and not having someone at home to process with. Good thing I have places like this :)

        • gekitsu

          in the end, its more important to respect each others ideas what is cool and what isnt than to like the same things anyway, isnt it?

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

    I imagine this will be the only time where one week of the open forum basically overlaps into the next, heh. Still, I’ll be glad when I start seeing more news popping up. I’ve been reading some stuff here and there over the past week, but nothing really of interest to me.

  • PrinceHeir

    Nanajuu-Nana? :)

    what a way to start the year!

    in any case looks like i need to get back finishing Gundam Wing. all that talked with Bravely Default on DTOID has made my head hurt(there were some good people who didn’t act like a bunch of assholes)

    time to go back to Gundam Wing!

  • Tac-Mex

    It’s kinda sad to see how Vita is doing in Japan, it’s obvious that Square Enix won’t release a high budget game for it, not even Atlus is doing a full Persona game but a stupid dancing game.

    R.I.P Vita

    • TheBlackRabbit

      STFU NOOOO dont say that…….other devs are doing it justice though!~

      • Tac-Mex

        Just very few ones, but when it comes down to big developers, they just prefer to avoid it

        • TheBlackRabbit

          :L

    • PrinceHeir

      i was hoping Bravely Default would come to Vita.

      similar on how Senkagura jump to Vita in its sequel.

      also didn’t Zero Reward game sold more on Vita than 3DS?

      companies should just release games for both 3DS and Vita,

      you’ll see that Vita version would definitely sell well in the long run.

      • Spectacularity

        Wait I thought Shinovi Versus was only a spin off and the next main Senran game will be on the 3DS?

        • Xaltmas

          SV is just a spin-off. It’s been suggested that the main entries will be on 3DS while SV will be a Vita thing.

          • Spectacularity

            Yeah, that’s what I remember reading.

      • ddsfan2

        I have no idea if Zero Escape sold better on Vita or 3ds, but I bought it for Vita, and it’s spectacular, especially for a multiplatform release.

        I haven’t seen any sales figures or predictions — I just assumed by default that it sold better on the 3DS (because 999 was exclusive to the DS, and you really need to play 999 first to avoid spoilers). That being said, it certainly fits the Vita demographic well (as do most adventure/VN games), I even bought a Vita for it when the game came out.

        • PrinceHeir

          hey ddsfan2 your back!

          been a long time now!! how you been!!

          i plan on playing 999 sometime in the future, but i’m too busy finishing up the Ace Attorney series(gonna start Trials and Tribulation soon)

          and seeing your name reminds me that i have YET to finished Digital Devil Saga 2. i feel i’m at the end, but haven’t played it since around August.

          i’ll definitely finished it this spring break for sure!!

          • ddsfan2

            Zero Escape a pretty good game, with a lot less frustration than Ever 17 and especially 999. It finally has a Chunsoftian feel to it, especially with the tree view.

            The only thing that bugs me is that the author of those three games has a tendency to repeat himself a bit much, kind of like the VN equivalent of JRPG grinding. Still, I like his style, even if he has a tendency to make the characters yammer on and on about really basic logic in parts.

    • Xaltmas

      It’s disappointing, because from a hardware standpoint it shits all over the 3DS from a great height.

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

      Yeah, god forbid they should release a “stupid dancing game” on top of Persona Q and Persona 5. How dare they.

      • Xaltmas

        One of my most anticipated Vita games.

        It’s genius, you know.

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

          Oh and I even forgot about the port for Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold as well, so there’s that.

          • Xaltmas

            Really wish they’d port those Persona 4 fighting games to Vita.

            BB Chrono Phantasma too.

        • 罪罰

          COULD YOU IMAGINE THE STEP!?
          IT’S GENIUS

        • Budgiecat

          I’d rather have Bust a Groove 4 and B-Boy 2

      • OverlordZetta

        Man, I don’t care what anyone says, I’m genuinely excited for that one. Persona has some fantastic music, a rhythm game with it will be nothing but fun.

    • 罪罰

      When Capcom decides to make Monster Hunter Portable 4th then other companies will be encouraged to make higher quality Vita games.

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

      Oh and just FYI… You picked a terrible company to point your finger at. Persona 4: Golden has done a damn lot for the Vita. A DAMN lot.

      So yeah, if you truly believe the Vita is “dead”, this certainly wouldn’t be the cause.

      • Tac-Mex

        But it’s certainly dead, it is selling very bad

        3DS > Vita

        and this is coming from someone who have both handheld consoles

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

          Ummm… No? The gap between 3DS and Vita isn’t near as large as it was a year or so ago. It’s doing much better now. Why would you say it’s dead NOW of all times?

          Lol

          • Tac-Mex

            Dude, you are delusional, stop it

            • 罪罰

              Last time I checked the 3DS had 35 million while Vita only had 5 million. I may be wrong.

              • Anime10121

                Dont wanna rag on Vita (I’m getting one soon), but those arent anywhere near impressive sales for a handheld over 2 years old and that released only a year after its direct competitor…

                Vita is doing poorly, that’s a fact (Sony even admits to it, though indirectly), I want it to succeed, Sony wants it to succeed, but honestly, I dont really see the Vita getting any sort of large exclusive support from third parties either.

                Persona 4 may have sold well on it, but honestly, thats not saying much, considering
                1. its a port
                2. Its only sold 700k worldwide as of last month.

                Those kinds of sales aren’t really what you’d call a breakout success. It may be one for Atlus, but not for Sony…

                Vita may have hit a spark in Japan and is doing a bit better there week to week, but its still getting molly whopped by the 3DS and its still not doing better in western territories.

                • 罪罰

                  I want it to have more awesome games too, but I’m just holding off to the next version of the hardware and hopefully they get rid of the proprietary memory cards.

                  • Anime10121

                    I agree, though the current “next version of hardware” thats out in Japan right now, isn’t gonna do them many favors here, because there’s no clear benefit to the revision, besides cost cutting for Sony.

                    I also doubt they’ll get rid of the proprietary memory cards, unfortunately :(

                    • 罪罰

                      120 bucks for fucking 32gb, they must be trippin.

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

                      Dude, what? Buy that on Amazon. You don’t have to pay $120 for that, lol.

                      You can buy a 64GB for that price :p

                    • 罪罰

                      95 bucks, that’s still trippin loco.

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

                      Well, it’s an investment. You pay a bit now so you won’t have to later. Just something to consider when you’re putting that much money down for something.

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

                  Well, to be fair… The Western market has always favored Nintendo handhelds. Hell, the PSP can attest to that, lol. The PSP died fairly quickly and now the Vita is reaching the same fate (or already has for that matter).

                  At least Japan doesn’t discriminate and you have customers playing more than one handheld :p

                  • Anime10121

                    I wont necessarily say the PSP died fairly quickly, it actually did EXTREMELY well in the west for a competitor against Nintendo. If it werent for the rampant and easy to access piracy for the PSP in the west, it would have done even better. Hardware sales were great, it was the software sales (after piracy REALLY picked up) that killed the PSP in the west. And after they basically stopped releasing titles altogether in the west because they werent selling anymore, thats when hardware sales slowed to what they are now.

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

                      Right. Once we realized we weren’t getting Final Fantasy Type-0, people pretty much knew the PSP was dead at that point. That’s when the localization efforts came to a halt, then everyone just accepted the reality of the situation.

                      Now we have the Vita hardly getting any localizations and when they do, sometimes it’s in a stealth-like manner with no promotion whatsoever (like the port of Rorona or whatever).

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      which was odd. i mean, they localized Birth By Sleep, Tactics Ogre, Dissidia 2, hell even a sequel to a 10+year old game (the 3rd birthday), but they didn’t localize a brand new FF title?

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

                      Worst part is, they had it finished and ready to put on the shelf, but nope.

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      seeing that they finished the actual localization just pisses me off. they already put money on translating the fucking thing! might as well try to make at least SOME money out of it

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

                      Yeah, but that would make sense.

                    • Anime10121

                      Those games were all released before they realized just how bad the piracy/ software sales rate had gotten. BBS didnt do nearly as well as it should have in the west (and also was released in the middle of the downward trend of SE PSP game sales). T3B sold like crap, though it wasnt expected to move mountains anyway. Dissidia 2 again, sold horribly, especially considering the original moved well over a million units worldwide. Tactics Ogre, again mediocre sales.

                      It honestly was smart of them not to release Type 0 in its current state on PSP, as it would not have sold nearly what it should have…

                • Xaltmas

                  I’d say support is getting better, and some of it’s biggest games are just now hitting it, and are still in the future.

                  Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD, Phantasy Star Nova, Project Diva F 2nd, nearly every Tecmo-Koei game.

                  It’s going to get better.

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

                    Suddenly, they will announce a new Monster Hunter exclusive for Vita and everyone will shit bricks, lol.

                    • 罪罰

                      That’s the only thing they need to do. THE ONLY THING.

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      that is, if capcom is still a thing when that happens

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

                      Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, and Street Fighter are their lifeline. They’ll be around for a looooooooooooooooooooong time.

                    • 罪罰

                      Remember when someone mentioned Capcom and people thought “Oh yeah, Megaman!”
                      Haha, good times.
                      :(

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

                      Lol

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      wasn’t RE6 not profitable? (even if it sold like 5 million) they should just make games without GTA V budgets if they still want to be around

                    • 罪罰

                      and they should stop outsourcing.

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

                      That didn’t stop them from working on RE7, lol.

                  • Anime10121

                    Its getting better, but still, it doesnt have much in the way to show for exclusive content. All those games you mentioned can be played elsewhere, besides Phantasy Star (oh yeah and that new Digimon game, but that wont release until 2015). Vita needs bigger and larger support, ESPECIALLY if it wants to do better anywhere other than Japan.

                    While 3DS is pumping out exclusive after exclusive, Vita hasn’t gotten near as many exclusives as 3DS had gotten by its second year. They’ve gotta step it up on the WW scale.

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

                      Meh. I’m not particularly worried. I’ve enjoyed all of the Vita games I’ve purchased so far and honestly? All I’m hearing are the same complaints that people made about PS3 when it first came out just because 360 got a jumpstart on them. Now look at the PS3.

                      People have less to complain about as far as their library is concerned.

                      EDIT: Just to add to this, I’d like to point out how quickly the Wii sold out when it originally came out. Now look at their library. Sales figures don’t always equal quality.

                      Just something to keep in mind.

                    • Anime10121

                      That’s (the Wii situation that is) because third parties rarely do well on Nintendo home consoles, so even if it was leading in console sales, if third party software sales like sheit, whats the point of developing there?

                      PS3 situation was a bit different, even if it wasnt exploding with exclusive after exclusive, the console was still selling well (not too far behind the 360, which coincidentally ALSO released a year before the PS3), and it at least had the announcements/promises of good games coming.

                      PS3 at the least had confirmed exclusives in the way of DMC4, FFXIII, and FFvsXIII (at the time all exclusive to PS4, or at least they all made it look that way), MGS4, Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm, Valkyrie Chronicles, Disgaea 3, etc etc. PS3 may have started out slow, but it at least had the promise (and in many cases actual release) of high quality 3rd party support.

                      Vita however, has had none of that, besides ports (albeit good looking and almost console looking ports), Visual Novels (which have a VERY small chance of coming), and small third party games exclusive to Japan that have no chance of coming here (Digimon/Sword Art Online/sighs…God Eater 2).

                      Hopefully things’ll improve in the near future, but Vita is NOT doing well currently :(

                    • Xaltmas

                      BORDERLANDS 2 AWW YISS ( please be a good port).

                      While the Vita will never be very successful on a worldwide scale, one thing it has going for it is it’s very passionate fanbase.

                      The Vita has a crazy good attach rate, and with most people buying digitally, that’s more money going towards publishers.

                    • Anime10121

                      Now THAT I agree with wholeheartedly, on the whole, the Vita has one of THE best and most supportive fanbase’s I’ve ever seen!

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      i believe the Vita is doing decently on EU so they should just focus on getting stuff done over here which should be easily done with a Vita TV localization (especially with the whole PS4 support incentive)

                • MrFinalgamer

                  it only sold 700K worldwide in a series in which the best selling game is at 800K (which oddly enough was P4). P4G was a massive success in retrospective

                  • Anime10121

                    Again, it was a massive success to Atlus, thats not really a big success when you’re a platform holder…

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

              The 3DS had nearly a one year lead on the Vita, but according to last year…

              http://gematsu.com/2013/03/media-create-sales-3413-31013

              http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2013/11/20/japanese-sales-charts-ps-vita-beats-the-3ds-ps-vita-tv-debuts-strong/

              Yeah, the 3DS is still leading, but I wouldn’t say it’s “dead”. Now Wii U on the other hand… Yeah, that was dead on arrival.

              • Xaltmas

                Wii U wishes it was dead as the Vita. At least the Vita gets third-party support and has an attach rate worth a shit.

          • Xaltmas

            As much as I hate to agree with someone like him, he is actually right in this case.

            The 3DS sales far outpace the Vita.

        • Kayseur

          I often see this “Vita is dead” thing flying around, but actually… Isn’t a *dead* hardware something that gets zero game? Yet the Vita does get plenty of those. Sure, they’re not big-budget titles, and they’re not to everyone’s tastes (as many of them are ports, low-budget games like those of Compile Heart’s, Acquire and such or anime based money grabber stuff) but they do exist.

          Not to mention the upcoming localized games in the West for 2014 or the 1st party titles such as Gravity Rush / FW / OreShika (kind of first party).

          Maybe they won’t push Vita’s sales, maybe they will get ignored, but the point is that some devs still keep releasing stuff on it. I don’t think the Vita will ever outsell the 3DS, and I don’t know whether it will be able to catch up or not (as others pointed out, the gap is huge between the two, that’s for sure).
          But. Still. It has games, it gets new ones, and not every company treats it as though it didn’t exist. Even that Digimon game is scheduled to be released in 2015.

          And to me, a hardware that gets game, no matter how much it doesn’t sell, isn’t dead nor on life-support. It’s just a niche console. The only issue is: how long can this keep going, yes. But only time will tell and japanese sales figures surely aren’t that bad.

          • MrFinalgamer

            so…the Dreamcast is still alive right!? …right?
            definitely agree with everything you said, although let’s be honest. SCEA barely does shit for the system (kinda like NOA…huh both are American branches,,,)

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

              Well, the Dreamcast died because of Sega of America. Japan continued showing support for it for years after it was supposedly “dead”. Granted, the games they released for it were mostly shmup titles towards the end (I think Under Defeat being the last one, unless I’m mistaken), but yeah… Just because Vita is dead in North America doesn’t mean that applies everywhere else.

            • 罪罰

              American branches just give up since smartphones are destroying everything else. It’s beyond sad to see a little kid with an iPad playing Fruit Ninja instead of a Vita or a 3DS playing some guuudo game :(

              • MrFinalgamer

                actually, on this holiday a parent was asking me whether to buy a 3DS or something for his kid (i guess i looked like i knew my stuff) and then the mother came and said “why by her that? i can just buy her an ipad and it’s much better” my heart was torn the moment i heard that =/

                • 罪罰

                  “much better”

              • Elvick

                You can get Fruit Ninja on Vita… for $5. haha… :

                If Sony did some advertising they could have showed that the game is on Vita, along with things like Angry Birds, Uncharted, Wipeout, Gravity Rush, Tearaway, Soul Sacrifice, Sly 4, Jetpack Joyride, Terraria, Killzone, MINECRAFT (in the future obviously)… etc.

                Why they didn’t do at least one ad this year of a “what’s available” style (showcasing games no the system) is beyond me.

                Well… I get it. But I don’t at the same time. SCEA clearly don’t give a fuck. But I don’t understand why. They could turn it around, maybe not match PSP again, but they could be doing better if they would try.

            • Kayseur

              Yep. I’m mostly talking about the japanese side of the console. I’m in Europe but it’s even worse than in NA here for the Vita (yet if I recall correctly, it’s selling a bit better I think?). So I completely agree that they should wake up a bit, but I gave up on most of the western part of Vita gaming long ago, sadly. I just hope for publishers to get JP games localized.

              (As for the Dreamcast, sorry, I’m too young to know much about it. But if you consider it alive and play it, then it might just be! :p)

        • Sevyne

          Nobody but complete fanboys care about “X > Y” stuff here. Let’s try not to go that route.

          That gripe aside, I do think Sony really need to actually put some damn effort into pushing the Vita. They certainly do sideline it constantly, and it’s rather annoying. If you can’t fully dedicate to a device then it shouldn’t have been put on the market until they could. Wouldn’t say it’s dead though. It gets games (some very good ones too). It just needs some attention.

          • $18114340

            The issue isn’t that Sony needs to put effort into marketing the Vita — they do, but you can’t say that releasing a new SKU, pushing cross-compatibility with the PS4, giving it a huge nudge for indie developers, is Sony not putting in any effort. The Vita has plenty of good games, but most of these don’t appeal beyond market niches.

            The problem that the Vita suffers from is the same that the PSP suffered from in the west, and the same one that the 3DS initially had and the Wii U still struggles with. It’s a question of, “why?” when there are less expensive and more accessible alternatives for both developers and consumers alike, and on the flip side there are also more powerful systems capable of doing more for a competitive market price. After all, history has shown that the industry actively seeks out the least expensive and most profitable alternative, and the Vita isn’t it. Consumers flock towards the platforms with the lowest inertia. The Vita’s uphill battle is the same as the PSP’s, and that’s a justification for a system that isn’t quite a home console but isn’t quite a low-power, low-cost portable system (or now, a mobile phone) either.

            In my opinion, for whatever it’s worth, what this means to me is that Sony really needs to ditch the narrative that their handheld systems do everything you want them to do, and instead play to the system’s strengths, instead of trying to make it a half-assed home console that you carry with you.

          • Elvick

            SCEA sideline it. SCEE does okay, SCEJ obviously push it.

            SCEA just doesn’t care at all. Whether it be new games (we’re only seeing ports from them without much info on any of them), no advertising, no bundles that make sense (ie; Killzone, NO FUCKING KILLZONE BUNDLE WTF SCEA?)

            If someone didn’t believe SCEA didn’t care, then the lack of the most intelligent bundle and advertising of said bundle is the only proof you need. Killzone Mercs is the best game to sell to the NA audience.

            • Sevyne

              Yeah, good point. It really is SCEA for the most part that are the problem.

      • 罪罰

        Isn’t it the best selling Vita game in Japan?
        *cough* #basedAtlus *cough*

        • Xaltmas

          I think God Eater 2 might have that record now.

          Don’t quote me on that.

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

            Well, they sold 266k+ in the first week and the game has been out for a little over a month since then, so it might have beaten that record. Then again… GE2 is also on PSP, so that helps.

            • Xaltmas

              That 266k is just Vita as well. It was a little over a 100k on PSP.

              Sony should have convinced NB to make it Vita only. Would have moved more hardware.

          • 罪罰

            You might be right, it’s a fantastic game nonetheless.

    • Budgiecat

      Vita isn’t dead

      Its just doing that slow start nonsense that the PSP had to endure (and the 3DS before the price drop).

      Difference is Sony and 3rd party didnt drop support for the PSP like Nintendo did with the NDS so its taking longer to build steam. Plus the memory card prices etc

    • OverlordZetta

      It started slow, but it’s library is continuing to grow stronger and stronger with every passing month.

      In all honesty it’s got exponentially more titles that interest me than the 3DS (in part because a huge chunk of the ones I want aren’t coming over and are thus blocked by region block) and that only continues to be the trend.

      Plus it’s just a flat out better machine. Like, objectively so.

  • Solomon_Kano

    So… the Bravely Default demo. So good. Glad I pre-ordered the CE.

    • Xaltmas

      I ended up scratching it off of my shopping list. :(

      Also, that CE sold out quick.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Oh? Didn’t like it?

        Still in stock at BB and GS, though GS has it priced at $55 for some odd reason.

        • Xaltmas

          Yeah, the gameplay didn’t do it for me.

          At least it allows me to divert funds towards one of the other bajillion games I’ve got to get next year.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Ah.

            Yea, certainly no lack of games for this year. I still need to pre-order LOS2. Was holding out hope that we’d see that snazzy EU LE. :/

            • Xaltmas

              I just want the artbook. MercurySteam has incredible artists.

              LOS 2 and DSII are the only pre-orders I have placed so far. The rest of the stuff I want is all “wait and see if it blows or not” or doesn’t have a date beyond “2014”.

              • Solomon_Kano

                BD is my only pre-order, though I’ll be adding LOS and Second Son (even without a PS4 lol) before long. I want DSII, but I don’t see a need to pre-order. I don’t want that steelbook case. The rest of the stuff I want is way further into the year or I’m undecided on.

        • Sevyne

          Honestly, I was really excited for the game and I had heard nothing but good about it. However, that demo really hurt it’s chances of a purchase from me. It just didn’t feel very good to me. I hope I’m wrong and the demo was just seriously lacking, because I hate having my expectations completely shattered. :(

          • Solomon_Kano

            Hm. Well, being an RPG, I can’t imagine the full thing changing your mind much from the demo. Unlike action games or the like, where new mechanics are introduced over the course of the game, their systems are pretty static.

            Better to not waste your money on something you won’t enjoy, no? If I may ask though, what was it that turned you off from it?

            • Sevyne

              Well here’s the thing; these are exactly the kind of games I adore. I honestly should have loved that demo, but something just didn’t click with me. Know what I mean? Have you ever had that happen? I can’t even properly explain it because really I don’t think anything was wrong with it, but I just didn’t like it for reasons unknown.

              Maybe I’ll give it another go. Perhaps I was just in one of those non-gaming moods that day or something.

              • Solomon_Kano

                Ah. Yea, that happens sometimes. Well, what can you do?

                Certainly give it another go and see if you’ll like it better, since you aren’t sure though.

                • Sevyne

                  Yeah, it doesn’t hurt to give it another shot. Like I said; It could have simply been one of those days where I wasn’t in much of a gaming mood. If you don’t really feel like playing a game then nothing is going to be all that enjoyable. I only tried it out that day because (at the moment) the demo popping up was a pleasant surprise and I didn’t want to wait lol.

    • Anime10121

      Agreed :D

      SO glad I got the CE pre ordered :)

  • Tac-Mex

    Friendly reminder that this game is coming for mobiles but not Vita

    • Xaltmas

      It’s not coming out for 3DS either. Your point?

      • Tac-Mex

        I think it’s not coming for 3DS because that system can’t handle it but i wouldn’t be surprised if there is a port for it in a near future

        • Xaltmas

          And do you have any basis for your prediction other than “lol Vita 3DS ftw” ?

          • Tac-Mex

            Square Enix has been releasing good games for 3DS and they haven’t released anything good for Vita

            • Xaltmas

              Damn, you should tell everyone that their copies of FF X/X-2 HD don’t exist.

              Also, their 3DS output hasn’t been that great. It’s abysmal compared to the shit the put on the DS.

              And it’s nearly non-existent if you aren’t in Japan.

              • Tac-Mex

                >FF X/X-2 HD

                That’s just a port mate

                • bloodiOS

                  So is Type-0, if it’s ever going to be ported to the Vita.

            • Budgiecat

              How would we know they barely localize them

        • bloodiOS

          So you’re saying the 3DS can’t handle a PSP port?

          • Bobby Jennings

            Not of Type-0’s caliber, no.

            Especially since the game was on two discs.

            (Keep in mind this isn’t what I agree with. :/)

            • bloodiOS

              They can go with 2 cartridges. I mean, Nintendo 3DS game card is capable of 2GB of storage, and that is larger than UMD (only 1.8GB.) It reportedly can even go up to 8GB, so storage shouldn’t be a problem.

              • Bobby Jennings

                The 3DS also has to be strong enough as well though. It’s not only about the space on the cartridge but how big the game is and if the system can handle the game.

                • bloodiOS

                  So, we’re back to the assumption that the 3DS’s hardware is inferior to the PSP. I have a hard time believing that. I say it’s at least as powerful as the PSP.

                  • Bobby Jennings

                    There’s no way to tell honestly I’m just saying.

                    I mean the 3DS did get a PS2 title(Tales of The Abyss) so maybe it’s capable but there’s no way of knowing.

        • Elvick

          With how shitty Agito looks, I’m sure the 3DS could handle something like it.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      That game is NOT coming out for mobiles. It is a prequel story. Either way it is stupid they keep supporting mobiles, cause they suck ass.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Huh? Type-0 is still on PSP… which makes it playable on Vita. Mobiles get that Agito spin-off.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        It isn’t natively on the Vita though, but you are correct about the mobile spin-off part.

        • Solomon_Kano

          I know that much. Wouldn’t really be worth the effort to make a native version with the original playable, after all.

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

            True enough. And well… being on PSP is why we are never getting it. :/ Which sucks so hard.

            • Solomon_Kano

              Alas. Well, I’m over it by now. Demo was fun enough, but onwards to other things.

              Tabata said he’d like to make it a series, so hopefully he’ll get his wish. No matter which handheld a sequel ends up on, it’ll have an infinitely higher chance at localization.

    • MrFinalgamer
    • Sevyne

      The mobile game is not the same game as the PSP game. Not that this makes things feel any better, but I felt I should point that out (and it seems others beat me to it).

  • MrFinalgamer

    so i just finished Valkyria Chronicles 2 and…well…the gameplay was a better than in the original…and that’s about it. (WARNING! some spoilers and a massive read/rant)
    i can’t believe they managed to botch the story so bad. the plot itself is interesting enough (civil war? the events after Cordelia’s revelation? fuck yeah! bring some more!), but god is it just miss used.
    The main character is so god damn annoying and oblivous about everything. the rest of the cast are either unmemorable or just meh (i liked Zeri, but he could’ve been done a lot better).
    The pacing of the story was so weird. it reminds me of Persona 4 in a sense that sometimes shit hits the fan right out of nowhere, but unlike P4, i just didn’t care when it happened. not to mention that after some heavy stuff comes, the next month most of the students act like nothing freaking happened.
    Then there’s also Aliasse. such a missed oportunity. she’s a god damned valkyrur and you just don’t fucking use that to your damn advantage! it’s not like Alicia which is not 100% able to control it, this is someone who knows the powers inside out, yet she doesn’t do much after she joins your party.
    the art style for this one was an odd decision. i get that the PSP can’t handle VC 1 engine, but going into a straight anime style? it’s odd, but it works farely well.
    the gameplay is easily the best part of this. so much added stuff, but also some weird changes. one thing that bothered me was how small the maps were which IMO makes the tank essentially useless. then there’s the Enginier which got a random nerf from the first game. now it can only heal (including vehicles) or revive if you go for that skill path. the Techs were nice additions though, but quite over powered (especially the maulers, they can kill the last boss with 2-3 attacks!).
    i’m sorry for writing such a long thing, just needed to get it off my chest. i loved the first one and the second one was still good, but could’ve been a whole lot more =/ i’ve heard the 3rd one has alot of improvments so hopefully whenever Sega decides to localize it (if ever) it’ll be the sequel this franchise deserves.

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

      VC3 was a hell of a lot better. It feels more like VC1 and does away with all the highschool bullshit that VC2 tried to bring into it and goes back to its roots, revolving around war, bases, camps, that sort of thing.

      Also, good news. I just heard recently that they finished the fan translation of VC3 (the updated version that released in 2012, I think, with DLC included). So, looks like it’s time for you to get on that.

      • MrFinalgamer

        haven’t played a fan translation ever so this could be a first. i’ll give Sega the benefit of the doubt and wait and see what happens (there’s still that whole localization thing by sony in which VC was quite popular, although i wish we get Type-0 first =P). if nothing is announced soon or even teased, then i’ll most likely crave into playing this.

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

          >i’ll give Sega the benefit of the doubt and wait and see what happens

          The game has been out since 2011, man. You’re holding out hope for Sega of AMERICA to do something? You might as well get started on the fan translation :p

          That’s like waiting for a chicken to lay a golden egg.

        • Budgiecat

          You’ll be waiting a long time.

          Along with the rest of us waiting for Yakuza 5 localization and Shenmue III….

          • MrFinalgamer

            we’ll most likely get Yakuza 5 soon if the guys that at sony actually persuade Sega into doing so. i mean it’s just freaking subs! it can’t be that hard.

      • MosquitoLemon

        Most importantly, they did away with the random credits you needed to change classes

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

    Just going to copy and paste this from my most recent Facebook post because I’m lazy.

    “Alright, well… It was a tough decision, but I decided to wait on
    getting a PS4. I figured since there are still PS3 games coming out this
    year that I want, I can get some more use out of it before buying a
    PS4. So, on that note… I went ahead and placed my pre-order for the
    PS3 version of Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin.

    While I was at it, I decided to go ahead and place my pre-order for Super Robot Wars Z3 (first print includes a HD remake of the original SRW) and Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (first print
    includes a tote bag). So, I’ve got PS3 games to play all the way up to
    April. The library wasn’t the only thing preventing me from getting a PS4 right now though.

    I found out that I can’t even use my HD PVR with it at the moment. Well, not without paying about $50-60 on a splitter to create a workaround in order for it to perform properly. Yeah, I know the PS4 can record gameplay, but it’s only 15 minutes long, if I remember correctly. Plus, I need to render it properly, slap on a watermark, so forth and so on.

    In any case, I can wait a few months to get one. They will probably have a better library by then anyway.

    Fuck it. Also just pre-ordered Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes because it’s $30 and that’s only about a third of what I’m used to paying on imports, lol.”

    • Sevyne

      I got a launch PS4 myself, but I can totally understand why folks would wait it out. PS3 support is still pretty big, so you’ll have plenty to look forward to for the next year or so on the console.

    • MrFinalgamer

      i believe they’re going to patch the HDCP so that you can record stuff with a PVR. when will they get to it is the question

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

        Yeah, that’s the plan. I haven’t heard anything about them doing it any time soon though.

    • PrinceHeir

      you getting Ground Zero JPN version? it has english subs and Akio Otsuka is amazing as Snake :)

      for me, i’ll be buying a PS4 2-3 years from now and with the new revision that fixes all the problems as well as putting back the features that made me love the PS3(wallpapers, multi region accounts, mp3/mp4 support, etc)

      btw how is the blu ray feed back on the PS4? has someone tried to watch a BD movie on PS4? i want to see if the loading times are much improved compared to the PS3? and what about anime BD’s? i doubt they’ll changed the region and such?

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

        As awesome as Akio Otsuka is, I enjoy Kiefer Sutherland’s work, so I believe I deserve to give him a chance just as I did David Hayter when he began so many years ago.

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

          There’s also a part of me that’s hoping they got him to say, “DAMMIT!” or “TELL ME WHERE THE BOMB IS!!” at some point, lol.

        • PrinceHeir

          i still prefer Akio Otsuka than David Hayter anyday of the decade.

          but yeah, i’m willing to give Kiefer a chance. finally i’ll be able to hear Snake’s natural english voice without sounding like someones strangling his throat.

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

            Yeah, I’m kind of weird I guess. I’ve played most of the Metal Gear games in English, excluding Revengeance which I played in Japanese, so I’m just used to it, haha. I guess it’s kind of how I feel towards DBZ. I grew up on the English dub (before I even knew subbed stuff was out there and actually existed, lol), so hearing the Japanese dub is awkward for me.

            • PrinceHeir

              some of the works i also grew up in english like Gundam Wing, Full Metal Panic, though for some reason when i couldn’t find Full Metal Panic Second Raid dub years ago, i started to go back and listen to the JPN one and have gotten used to it ever since.

              now i don’t quite remember how the FMP english sounds like nowadays aside from Tessa’s voice(i love both versions!)

              unfortunately i never liked DBZ series. i was more of a Yu Yu Hakusho fan myself back then(that reminds me, i need to rewatched that series sometime in the near future)

              but in terms of big body and muscle, i always lean to Hokuto no Ken or JoJo(for that flair and style :D)

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

                Well yeah, lol. I’d pick HnK or JoJo over DBZ any day of the week.

  • TheBlackRabbit

    Any of the gematsu family play fighting games?

    • MosquitoLemon

      Yes, Tekken, KOF, and occasionally others as I find people who want to play

    • $18114340

      I have Skullgirls on Steam. Trying for the past few years to get into Blazblue but up until now hadn’t had a PS3/360. I have CSEX, will be getting CP most likely, and I casually played GGAC and 3rd Strike. I pledged to Yatagarasu AoC and will be playing the latest version too. Dabbled in a bunch of doujin fighters (not seriously) like Melty Blood since Re-ACT, etc. Owned a couple of Tekken and DoA games at one point. Will finally get a PS3 fighting stick soon, it’s been a long time coming.

      Long story short, I’ve always had an adoration for fighting games, but with nobody to play with and without very good controllers — the Dual Shock’s d-pad is horrible for this stuff.

    • Budgiecat

      here’s all the PS3/360/Wii fighters I gots:

      JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle

      Arcana Heart 3

      Dead or Alive 5 Core Fighters

      Tekken 6

      Tekken Revolution

      Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown

      Girl Fight

      Battle Fantasia

      Super Street Fighter IV AE

      Street Fighter X Tekken

      Persona4Arena

      Skull Girls

      King of Fighters XII

      King of Fighters XIII

      Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe

      Fight Night Round 3

      UFC Undisputed

      UFC Undisputed 2

      Mortal Kombat 2

      Marvel vs Capcom 2

      Marve vs Capcom 3

      Gundam Extreme VS

      Dragonball Z Burst Limit

      Dragonball Z Raging Blast

      Blazblue Calamity Trigger

      Pacific Rim

      Rumble Roses XX

      Dead or Alive 4

      Samurai Showdown Sen

      Tatsunoko vs Capcom

      Twinkle Queen

      Toshinden

      Super Smash Bros Brawl

      Cartoon Network Punchtime Xplosion

      Godzilla Unleashed

      Dragonball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3

      Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus

      King of Fighters Orochi Collection

      Samurai Showdown Collection

      Bleach Shattered Blade

      Bleach VS Crusade

      Castlevania Judgment

      Kamen Rider Dragon Knight

      Kamen Rider Climax Heroes W

      Mahou Sensei Negima!? Neo-Pactio Fight!!

      Swords

      Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution III

      Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Fourze

      Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! Kindan no Yami no Delta

      Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! Dream Hyper Battle! Wii

    • z_merquise

      I do got lot’s of fighting games for PS3 but the one I’m currently playing is Skullgirls.

      For the list of fighting games I had in PS3:
      Soulcalibur 4
      Street Fighter 4 (also Super)
      Blazblue (also Continuum Shift Extend)
      Marvel vs Capcom 3 (also Ultimate)
      King of Fighters XIII
      Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike
      Arcana Heart 3
      Soulcalibur 5
      Tekken Revolution (it’s free anyway)
      Chaos Code
      Skullgirls

      I also had Tatsunoko vs Capcom for the Wii but I haven’t used the Wii for a long time now.

      EDIT:
      I forgot, I also got JoJo: All Star Battle and Dead or Alive 5 in PS3 as well.

    • Arcana Gear

      mainly blazblue. but a bit of guilty gear.
      The rest i’m a casual.

    • Elvick

      I do, but suck at ‘em.

  • MosquitoLemon

    Just for funzies, I’ve been reading a lot of articles, twitter feeds, etc. from ‘games journalists’. These people all suck. A lot of them are fairly smart, witty, fair – even good! – writers, but none of them seem to be interested in games outside of their boring ass little indie circle. And these people literally COMPRISE the ‘new games journalism’.

    Dude I don’t care if Rival Schools 3 is full of militant feminists belonging to various ethnic minorities, each with their own disability and hardships. Whether or not the game is overtly sexist or a progressive dream is irrelevant, the problem is that there IS NO RIVAL SCHOOLS 3!!! Or Urban Reign 2, or World Ends With You 2.

    • Budgiecat

      I would like all three thanks

      And I think a lot of game journalists suffer from pretentious self absorbed geek hipster douche syndrome

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

        Well, that was the one thing I had going for me when I was the import specialist at TVGB for a few months. I noticed a lot of our journalists didn’t even really have much game experience itself it seemed. A lot of them basically seemed like that had been playing games since the PS2 era, so they weren’t familiar with older/retro stuff.

        It’s good to actually be informed. Hell, I keep up with Nintendo and Microsoft’s shit, and I couldn’t give a rat’s ass about either of them. That’s one thing I always kept in mind when I was an editor over there.

        I even reported on stuff that wasn’t interesting to myself and kept an objective view of it, unlike how some of these guys are that basically come right out of the gates saying, “This game sucks, I don’t know why anyone would ever want it!”, so forth and so on. It’s best to not cross your personal opinions into your professional life. Unfortunately… This was the one thing that drove me away from Siliconera.

        • Budgiecat

          Siliconera feels like North Korea…

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

            You have freedom of speech as long as you agree with what we say?

            • Budgiecat

              Not even sure its that generous….

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

                Well, at least there’s something we can agree on.

        • MosquitoLemon

          There is a new article about how someone is mad that they can’t get into ‘professional life’ by writing progressive games criticism. Well no duh :

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

            There are a lot of incompetent people who are a part of fields they have no business being in.

        • ddsfan2

          Siliconera is definitely biased towards Nintendo and to a lesser extent Microsoft, or at least one major editor and much of their community have that viewpoint.

          I personally don’t have a problem with Siliconera, at least not in firsthand experience. I’ve disagreed with the editors politely on a few occasions, and while I didn’t always find their arguments convincing or logical, they were perfectly civil, and didn’t ban or insult me. Maybe they were just more forgiving with me, as I’ve heard many people were banned by the site for incredibly small amounts of negativity.

          That being said, I think it’s fine to offer game sites that target different demographics. After all, there is an obvious Sony bias here, I just so happen to agree with it most of the time.

        • PrinceHeir

          lol siliconera.

          all i can say is that site is definitely feels like communist site watching your every move and comment.

          don’t like what you say despite politely stating and giving examples? you banned. why? we don’t agree with you that’s why :)

          what even surprised me is this one hypocrite editor who basically acts all goodie to you, then out of a sudden backstabs you just because they don’t agree with your view.

          never seen such a hypocrite in my life. i don’t mind if you someone doesn’t like me or anything, but i really hate that when someone tries to put a face to you and acts everything is all good with all smiles and giggles.

          you have a problem to me? say it to my face instead blindly attacking from behind.

          shame the community there used to be good, though i’ve heard the community is even worse now that they bow down to the almighty and glory editors there.

          there’s still some good people there, but i can only count them with my one hand :

          • Elvick

            I argued with what’s his face many times over his stupid Nintendo fanboyism and never got banned. I don’t understand this statement.

            And I was very rude about it, because he was being an idiot. His idiocy is why I stopped going there. And any time I slipped and revisited, I was quickly reminded why I left.

            If I remember right, one of the arguments was about Nintendo “making more games” or having “more variety” than Sony or something stupid like that.

  • ayb_91

    Why there are no new news these days? The 76th off-topic discussion is in the same page with this one. :/

    • Budgiecat

      slowpoke day.

      Don’t know why this was even opened…the other thread was just 30 posts from reaching 2000….

      • ayb_91

        Lol. See?

        The other site, such as Siliconira and VG247 are getting new news more than this site. Dunno why yet. I think it is specialized in Japanese gaming industry, mostly.

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

          To be fair, this site is mostly managed by Sal. Siliconera has more editors.

          • ayb_91

            Yeah. God bless him.

    • Nice Boat

      Nintendo, Sony and everybody else is on holidays apparently

  • Budgiecat

    What happened to that live action Taekwon V movie….

    http://www.collectiondx.com/gallery2/gallery/d/493514-7/SS852963.JPG

    • DarkLegacy

      At first I thought that was Knack

  • Tac-Mex

    How expensive are videogames in your country?

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

      About $64, but I don’t generally buy domestic games, so I’m usually spending $90 or so for mine.

    • Gigus

      Spot on 59.99

    • new_tradition

      I’m in Canada so MSRP reflects what’s usually in America, but we also have crummy taxes to deal with. I know the US does as well, but going by wiki, the highest seems to be 8.5 % in New York. In most Canadian provinces, we gotta deal with 13% (and it used to be 15%, omg ;_;)

      • Elvick

        No mention of the shit used market here?

        :P

        Hey, Canada. Just because something is out of print, doesn’t mean it’s worth over $60.

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

    I already posted this on the previous free forum, but I just figured I’d post it here since it’s closer to the top of the page now (unlike before, lol). I’m thinking about working on a boss type track in the style of PSO2, but I already have a new project in the works for a field track instead.

    Either way, any feedback would be great, guys. Preferably the constructive kind too. I can’t really do much with “this sucks!” or “this is great!” :p

    https://soundcloud.com/tetsuyahikari/ice-palace-of-solomon

  • bloodiOS

    Say, anyone knows whether or not does Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster have a mandatory install? If not, then does it have an option to manually install the data to the HDD through in-game menu, like how it was for the original Final Fantasy X?

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    Vagrant story is amazing :”|

  • DarkLegacy

    Hello everyone! Hope you’ve all had a Happy New Year. I took a break from here, and played Knack. And now I have completed it

    • MrFinalgamer

      how is it? there;s so man different opinions out there, it’s pretty interesting

      • Elvick

        Anyone that says “shit” has either never played it or is the type of person that who doesn’t like something automatically calls it shit.

        At worst it’s mediocre.

        I’ve talked about it enough, but I personally loved it (got the platinum too). Would love a refined sequel.

      • DarkLegacy

        It is good, but a bit difficult when you’re playing on normal or hard level

  • Xaltmas
    • bloodiOS

      I’m watching the leaked 1st episode and my impression of the show so far is that… it’s going to compress very well.

    • HighBrowDrifter

      Mmhhh….he reminds me a tiny bit of Redline’s Sweet JP.

      http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m76e87sjQC1qgl47u.gif

      • Xaltmas

        You mean Sweet JP. :P

        I fucking love Redline. I’d kill for an anime series.

        • HighBrowDrifter

          Lol, fail….Sonoshee was the green haired girl. It has been a while *doink*.
          A whole series would be the tats!

      • PrinceHeir

        lol seriously when i first saw Space Dandy, this immediately came to mind.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Tomorrow. It even gets the first spot during the line-up adding an extra 30 minutes to Toonami.

  • bloodiOS

    • Budgiecat

      Her chin looks dangerous

    • PrinceHeir

      voiced by Houko Kuwashima?

      i think i’m in love O__O

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Has anybody completed the demo (Bravely Default) yet? I have scanned all the monsters (including bosses) up to the Dragon boss (Oasis area). I have all four characters max level. All jobs for all four character max level. I am working on the town still. The Dragon is too hard for me right now though. Stupid town needs to be quicker to be built so I can get better equipment.

  • Xaltmas

    https://twitter.com/yokotaro/status/418864274610483200

    Yoko Taro wants Drakengard 4 for PS4 but he has no monies.

    • bloodiOS

      Kickstarter is the way to go.

      • 罪罰

        Fema nazis will devour the project!
        WHY ARE ZI WOMANS IN BLUD
        THIZ IS NOT APPELAING TO GAY PEOPLE
        I WUNT MUH STRUNG FEMALE PROTAG WITH BEARD

        • bloodiOS

          Then be smart. Start off by talking about many things, and then keep talking about many more things, without actually ever showing anything. That works for Project Phoenix.

          • 罪罰

            they’ll find a way into it, you just wait.
            be prepared.

            • bloodiOS

              By the time they have found a way, the money is already secured *maniacally laughter*

              • 罪罰

                money is not an issue for these individuals, their rage inducing twitter controversies will expand throughout the whole world.

                • bloodiOS

                  Any publicity is good publicity.

        • MosquitoLemon

          True. Mighty No. 9 only succeeded because it didn’t have ‘Man’ in the title like the older games.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      Because Square only cares about FF?

  • Wolf Star

    Waiting for this to come out x3 hehe

  • Wolf Star

    Waiting for this to come out x3

    • DarkLegacy

      Waiting for what to come out? I’m waiting for a lot of things that I want to come out :3

      • Wolf Star

        The picture is not showing… I posted a picture… :(

        • DarkLegacy

          Have you tried closing and opening the page again?

      • Wolf Star

        Still the same … :(

        • DarkLegacy

          The same thing happened to me. It mentioned something about my email address, but I can’t remember what it said -_-

  • Wolf Star

    My comments are not showing… -_-

    • DarkLegacy

      Blame Disqus

  • Wolf Star

    I keep getting logged out for no reason D:

    • DarkLegacy

      That same thing happens to me sometimes. It mentions my email address -_-

  • Xaltmas
    • HighBrowDrifter

      HOLY (BLEEP)!! I shall fall dead to the ground…..I played Muramasa about 20 minutes ago and came across this dialogue and loled while reading this……what are the odds?

    • 罪罰

      Momohime is da best <3

    • MosquitoLemon

      OMG way to put an NPC on blast, nobody has trashed innocent bystanders like this since Izuna

  • bloodiOS

    Has anyone read Doctor Du Ming? It’s… quite an interesting short read.

  • Xaltmas
    • z_merquise

      Man, I really want to play the DLC story now. Aksys said that it’ll be in January. I hope there won’t be any delay or anything.

      • Xaltmas

        Not finding out it was getting DLC until after I declared it my GoTY 2013 was awesome.

        I’ll be there for all 4 day one. And day one for everything Vanillaware does in the future.

  • 罪罰

    mericuh

  • z_merquise

    I really hope this would turn to be Vanillaware’s next game:

    http://sadpanda.us/images/1334652-Z6FW825.jpg

    Giant mechs drawn by Vanillaware would be pretty awesome.

    • Xaltmas

      Gimmie now.

      That on PS4/Vita would be orgasmic.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      What is that? Just some random artwork because if so then why would it turn out to be Vanillaware’s next game?

      • Xaltmas

        He doesn’t think it will be their next game. He’s just saying it would be really awesome if it was.

        • Pyrofrost

          I definitely agree man!

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

          Oh! I see. Well yah it looks fairly nice. I’d like it as much as I could… I don’t usually like 2d hack and slashes but I have been interested in Dragon’s Crown, Code of Princess, and Muramasa.

    • PrinceHeir

      gameplay like Gunhound please!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQU0yqtEmZM

      • Xaltmas

        All of my wants, needs, hopes and dreams.

      • z_merquise

        Thanks for sharing this. How come this game wasn’t featured in every gaming sites? It looked so cool.

        Yeah, if ever there’s a Vanillaware game with giant mechs, I hope it will play like that. Only this time, with even more awesome 2D art and animation.

        • $18114340

          It’s a pretty obscure doujin release that was ported over to the PSP at the end of that system’s life cycle and exclusively in Japan, so it didn’t get much attention anywhere outside of a few hardcore gaming sites. I know Siliconera had a preview or two on it. The soundtrack is great.

    • Pyrofrost

      YES, I would love this!

  • Pyrofrost

    *Yawn* Time to wake up -_-;

  • Budgiecat

    So who’s this mystery female character for Ultra Street Fighter IV thats never been in a fighting game before and has appeared in the SF comics?

    • Xaltmas

      A lot of people think it’ll be one of The Dolls.

      • Budgiecat

        That’s disappointing if so….

        • Xaltmas

          Decapre, to be specific. That weird Cammy + Vega thing.

          Seems like something Capcom would do too. Just take Cammy’s model, slap Vega’s mask on it and BOOM.

          New character.

          • Solomon_Kano

            I’m going to lol pretty hard if that ends up being the case.

            • Xaltmas

              Would be great if it was a brand new character.

              But, you know, that would require EFFORT.

          • Budgiecat

            ugh…

  • Wolf Star

    Testing.. (Pictures doesn’t work)

  • Wolf Star

    Testing number 2 (not working again)

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

      lol Random thing to post. So is it real? Real or not I kind of have to agree with him to a point. He seems well spoken.

      • Budgiecat

        Lol real? Don’t you reckognize the dude from Dumb & Dumber? Anyways Its a tv show called Newsroom

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

          Right… but is it like a real thing? Are those his real ideas or was it just scripted?

          • Budgiecat

            just told you its a TV series. Fictional

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

              Oh… well damn. :( Those were some good ideas! >:/

  • Wolf Star

    also my comments are lagging a bit like not showing up on time… sorry for the rant. :/

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

      I like the female, she is pretty.

  • Budgiecat

    This looks really bad I was hoping it was canceled….

    http://images.lazygamer.net/2013/12/rambo.jpg

    • Xaltmas

      The face.

      Words can’t describe it. Good lord.

      • Budgiecat

        It’s like Rambo is wearing a Rambo Halloween mask or something..

    • Willgaea

      That face is spot on. They must have had a face mold of Stallone.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      lol Da fuq is this? xD

  • EspadaKiller

    Happy New Year everybody! What are the games you guys are looking forward to play in 2014? Mine would definitely be MGS:GZ, Destiny, inFamous, Watch Dogs and Titanfall ^^

    • Xaltmas

      Drakengard 3
      Bayonetta 2
      The Evil Within
      Devil’s Third
      Lily Bergamo

      • Pyrofrost

        Have their been any details about Devil’s Third released so far? Anything about what the game actually is?

        • Xaltmas

          It’s a third-person shooter with melee combat and online multiplayer.

          Apparently it’s just about finished, and it’s going to release this year.

          • Pyrofrost

            Ah ok. I hope some details get released soon, like some gameplay trailers and such.

            • Xaltmas

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoGbc9WcKD0

              Here’s the debut trailer from back in 2010. Who knows how much the game has changed though.

              • Pyrofrost

                It will be interesting to see something on it four years later, ya know

                • Xaltmas

                  I’m really interested in who picked the game up. Lots of people are saying Nintendo now, but I dunno.

                  A Japanese-made TPS on the Wii U? The online community wouldn’t last a week.

                  I’d prefer Microsoft, but I’m sure there are many (MANY) who’d disagree.

                  • Pyrofrost

                    I’d say Itagaki and his games just mesh better to the MS community. But Nintendo has a habit of randomly pulling rabbits out of the hat. So I guess we will see.

    • Wolf Star

      Watch Dogs, Infamous second son, Danganrompa trigger happy Hovic, Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, Tales of Xillia 2, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 remix, Hatsune Miku project diva f (Ps vita), The Division.. that’s about it so far.

      • DarkLegacy

        So those are the games that you’ll be buying?

    • Pyrofrost

      Happy new year mate!

      I’m looking forward to:
      Bravely Default
      Drakengard 3
      Atlus MegaTen releases
      Drakengard 3
      Bayonetta 2
      The Evil Within
      Lily Bergamo
      Lords of Shadow 2
      One Piece on 3DS
      Tales of Zestiria
      Hyrule Warriors

      and that’s all I can think of got now.

    • Bobby Jennings

      Titanfall, Lightning Returns FFXIII, inFAMOUS Second Son, Tales of Zestiria, Tales of Symphonia HD, J-Stars Victory VS, Storm Revolution, Kingdom Hearts 2.5, Final Fantasy X HD, Conception 2, Drakengard, Battle of Z, Tales of Xillia 2, Escha and Logy, Lily Bergamo, Persona 5, Persona 4 Arena 2. So many gammmmmes. I’m going to be broke.

      • Pyrofrost

        Same here bro, too many games xD

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Far too many for me to list, and there are sure to be some that will be announced.

    • Nightcore34

      I’m sure there’s some I’m forgetting but as far as I know, hyperdimension Neptunia MK2 Rebirth, the new persona (even though it won’t be euro and NA release this year), Drakengard 3, hatsune miku project diva F 2nd, Infamous, FF X, Lightning returns, tales of xillia 2, tales of zestria and atelier escha and logy.

    • DarkLegacy

      Game list:

      Infamous: Second Son
      Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix
      Watch Dogs
      DBZ: Battle of Z
      The Division
      Destiny
      MGS:GZ
      FFX/X-2 HD
      The Order:1886(heard it would be released second half of 2014)

      • EspadaKiller

        Actually yeah, totally forgotten about FFX/X-2 HD and KH 2.5. Not to mention Bravely Default, the demo is amazing!

        I think Order would either be late 2014 or early 2015, I can imagine the development for this game is still pretty early.

        • DarkLegacy

          I haven’t played Bravely Default, but I plan on giving that a try

  • Wolf Star

    Meh..(it works!!)

  • Wolf Star

    Test 2 ( sorry for spam it works!!)

  • Xaltmas

    CES starts Tuesday. Brace yourselves for the based Gaben.

    http://i.imgur.com/4VkOPTx.gif

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Who is Gaben? Also there was a rumor that CES was going to have Sony’s reveal of their virtual reality thing for gaming (PS4).

      • Xaltmas

        Gabe Newell is the big boss at Valve. CES is going to have many major announcements regarding PC gaming, including Steam Machines and the Oculus Rift.

        I’ve heard some rumors about the Sony headset, but nothing concrete. Doesn’t sound too far-fetched tho.

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

          Oh that Gabe! I gotcha. Thank you for reminding me. Yah well I just remembered hearing that rumor and it is kind of a big thing. *shrug* I usually don’t pay attention to CES though. If there is any news though I am always happy to see it.

          • Xaltmas

            If Sony really is working on a headset, it needs to be something they can convince third parties to use.

            Games like Destiny, Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Call of Duty and stuff being compatible with it would be a HUGE reason to buy a PS4.

            If Sony’s first party are the only ones who use it, then I can’t see it taking off very well.

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

              I agree. Though for me I will never be able to use it… unfortunately.

              • Xaltmas

                Why is that?

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

                  The nerve in my right eye never fully developed. I am nearly completely blind in that eye.

                  • Xaltmas

                    Ah. I’m sorry to hear that. :(

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

                      No need, it’s been that way since birth and I’ve grown accustomed to it.

                    • Willgaea

                      My gf won’t be able to use it either. She gets motion sickness from FPS and anything that shakes the screen to much. For that reason alone, I have to disapprove of anything oculus rift based.I’m looking at you cloverfield (POSM)

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

                      Oh I see. That must suck.

            • Wolf Star

              Idk how headset gear thing (Sword Art Online style) would work but it depends what they want to use it for. Developers still don’t know how to use Wii U tablet properly, no wonder lack of 3rd part support.

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

                It isn’t like SAO. It is simply a projection.

                • Wolf Star

                  Oh ok nevermind.. It would be cool :) but at the same time.. Frying the brain and log out button disappearing would be bad.

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

                    Heheh well that whole log out thing and frying your brain is kind of science fiction (though probably possible…), and well I think it was Gabe (sure seems popular) that wanted to do something a la SAO headsets. True virtual reality, immersion. I think there already is VR headsets like the new one Sony is making on the market, even another from Sony iirc. Or maybe that was just a test for this one and was never released? I don’t know because the ones that are on the market are thousands of dollars… and well I don’t keep up to date with something I will never buy.

                    • Wolf Star

                      I love SAO :D and can’t wait for Sword Art Online II
                      :3

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

                      I agree SAO II is going to be awesome. I was starting to wonder if it was ever going to happen.

                    • Wolf Star

                      Same here, when I was done watching sword art online (season 1) I was like “that was an amazing anime” then I heard about Gun Gale Online and I tought what was that? I looked up and it was different from SAO and after I watched Ep 25, it was making sense :)

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

                      Yah yah.

                    • Wolf Star

                      Yep :p

                    • Willgaea

                      Kinda weird how they decided to play a FPSMMO now.

                    • Wolf Star

                      Yeah I don’t know how SAO II will do that.. it sounds cool. (I’m not a big FPS fan but it’s cool)

                    • Willgaea

                      I’m still going to watch it even though I don’t really like the direction they are going, but I loved the first season so much. So I’m still going to watch it.
                      I bet there are going to be campers everywhere. no scoping and quick scoping might be abused.
                      I Hope Kirito just uses a tactical knife and never uses a gun. That would be hilarious and badass.

                    • Wolf Star

                      More Sword art online II
                      :3 yaay

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

      They just don’t see the potential I guess? I really don’t know why.

    • Elvick

      $$$$

    • MosquitoLemon

      Well Sweet Home, for better or for worse, is considered the progenitor to survival horror/biohazard. Lagrange Point was sort-of overridden by Phantasy Star, despite having some of the more original ideas in JRPGs back then.

      But hey, still waiting on Rival Schools 3 :

    • HighBrowDrifter

      CAPCOM!! GIVE US A NEW BREATH OF FIRE! (no, not the mobile game)…. Action Bastard I need you, Action Bastard I need you!
      http://blog-imgs-62.fc2.com/j/o/k/joker004/sukima189219s.jpg

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Tonight is the night! Here comes Dandy… Space Dandy! lol I am so excited to finally be able to watch it, hopefully it is good (or at least decent).

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Sorry for the double post, but I wanted to give an update on my Bravely Default Demo progress. I have beaten the Dragon now. I also beat the Automaton (sp?). I also unlocked some new weapons and armor in the town. Found out there is a way to get a second villager without having to streetpass and am continuing progress on the site even more. I went ahead and beat the Dragon and Automaton (sp?) a second time each just to make sure it wasn’t a fluke or something. I then decided to switch to hard mode and rechallenge the bosses. I beat the first three without issue, but the Dragon killed me, but I was so close, so I might challenge it again, I might be able to win, but I am am not even going to try the Automaton (sp?) yet… I know he will kill me easily. So yah I am basically 100% done with the demo at this point… it was fun for the 2-3 days it lasted… though now I have nothing to play until the full version actually comes out…

  • GhostNomad

    This damn Moltres is being such a dick tease. It keeps moving to a different route regardless of what I do! I know that using Fly makes it dip out so I only walk/bike, I stay away from Lumiose City, and I’m stacked on Max Repels so I don’t encounter any pokemon and reset the bird’s location. The bitch just decides to switch if I take a second too long >.>

    Jimmies rustled >8[

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Heheh. Well just do it three times and then it will be stationary.

      • GhostNomad

        If only. It’s already ran away from me six times. The prick >8[

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

          Really? I heard it was three? Maybe it is 10?

          • GhostNomad

            I’ve heard six, ten, and twelve. With my luck I think I’m about to establish a brand new three digit number :D

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

              xD Yes!

            • MosquitoLemon

              Last I heard was 10

              • GhostNomad

                I lost count at ten. Had to encounter it a few more times but I was watching a couple of friends stream on Twitch so my attention was divided >.>

  • Elvick

    Two open forums on the same page. Weirdness

    • Pyrofrost

      Dem slow news holiday times~

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Indeed…

  • bloodiOS

    Anyone know of any title for the PS4 that is powered by the PhyreEngine?

  • Elvick

    LEGO Marvel is fun, though like all LEGO games shares the same flaws as all the others.

    I was thinking, why the hell don’t they map character switching to the d-pad? I’m always having problems switching during story mode to who I want. And there’s never more than 4 characters…

    It’s used as moving on the PS4, but who the hell would choose that over the analog stick? And why does the right stick move the camera in story mode a little to the left and a little to the right? Add a dodge or something. Sheesh. Maybe combat could be less derpy then.

    Tired of the ‘animated’ kills too. Sure they’re cute the first time, but after that it’s just taking 4-6 seconds to kill one enemy.

    And I can’t for the life of me find an option to disable the tedious hints. : I thought other ones had this, but I don’t see the option on PS4. Won’t matter in a bit, I’m close to the platinum. Just need to rescue Stan in 4 more levels and get the minikits in those levels. Then revisit a level I already got Stan in to get the minikits and I’ll be done. Most trophies left are related to having Stan Lee.

    • MosquitoLemon

      Only played on PC where controls don’t make a difference, and the ‘cute’ kills were worth it every time in the Star Wars game (Chewbacca tearing people’s arms off, hahaha)

      • Elvick

        Been too long since I’ve played those, but I don’t mind the ‘cute’ kills if they’re fast. But a lot take forever in this one.

  • MosquitoLemon

    I have been very vocal in my dissent of the Zelda games, more recently (like past 10 years) because of how Okami blew it out of the freakin’ water by showing that you can take the same formula and make it fun and interesting, and not just a bunch of stupid sokoban puzzles.

    HOWEVER, the newest Zelda apparently addresses my biggest gripes about the series – dungeons are obnoxious and ‘big treasure’ items are often used for only one dungeon, or worse, make older ones obsolete. Everything I’ve been hearing is ‘shorter, easier, dungeons’ and they did away with getting special items in dungeons (you rent them now?).

    So to that end, I’d actually be willing to try the game out! Good on Nintendo for fixing a series that so many ardent fans didn’t believe was broken. Of course, not before I get Rune Factory 4 :|

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      The new LoZ is quite interesting… though you don’t rent all the special items.

      • MosquitoLemon

        Meaning you have to unlock some?

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

          You get some items in dungeons and some you just have to find in the world.

  • Tac-Mex

    Square-Enix is taking down videos asking for Dragon Quest X Localization on YouTube

    http://playeressence.com/square-enix-takes-down-pe-writer-jamie-butterworths-video-asking-for-dragon-quest-x-in-the-us/

    Never change SE, never change..

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

      Actually, this isn’t surprising. He was using trailer footage. Commentary or not, they’re not too keen on people uploading trailer footage to claim as their own (even if he may not have been doing so).

      • Budgiecat

        fair use

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

          ‘fair use’ isn’t as clear cut as it used to be, especially now of all times.

          • Budgiecat

            I doubt some Square-Penix employee was monitoring Youtube 24/7 and caught the video just after a minute being uploaded. It’s obviously the Youtube copyright bot scanner program at work.

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

              Well yeah. What did you think I meant when I stated “fair use isn’t as clear cut as it used to be” ? Youtube has been undergoing lots of changes as of recently regarding this, but yeah… Even before now, they have had something in place to detect audio or visual content during processing, so it caught the trailer during that, I imagine.

              Again, not surprising. He might have been fine uploading it to Dailymotion or something like that though, I guess.

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

                I’d experience the same thing, years ago, when I was uploading trailers from the JP PSN Store to Youtube for people to see as soon as possible (and because Youtube is easier to access for video as opposed to watching it on the PSN Store).

                • Budgiecat

                  yeah me too unfortunately

            • Anime10121

              Was gonna say exactly that, but wanted to see if someone already posted it, so I thank you Budgiecat for explaining so that I dont have to :)

  • Nightcore34

    Well, Out of my three games GTA 5, Atelier Ayesha and Disgaea 3 absence of detention that I got for Christmas only Atelier Ayesha remains, the other 2 were beaten – GTA on the 29th and Disgaea on the 2nd, really makes me wonder if I go through games quickly or if this is a normal pace for people?

    • Budgiecat

      yeah you play fast

      • Nightcore34

        I’ve always wondered if I’d been playing fast, thanks for that.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      If I actually sit down and play a game seriously. I can beat literally any game in a couple days. It is just that I play them for a bit and then don’t touch them again. Therefore getting a nice backlog. :3

      • Nightcore34

        My only backlog is Kingdom hearts 1.5 remix, My birthday is in November so I got disgaea d2 and KH1.5 but for some reason I can’t get into KH1.5

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

          Might be because of CoM *cough*. *shrug* I don’t like CoM but eh. Or it might be that it is only a movie for 365/2 Days.

          • Nightcore34

            Nah, it’s not that, I’m still on KH1, I just beat atlantica so I’m on Halloween town but I just stopped there, couldn’t get into it.

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

              Oh? Halloween Town is a fan favorite though.

              • Nightcore34

                Well I’ve unlocked the place but haven’t been there yet, it was just after I beat atlantica I just stopped.

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

                  Atlantica is the worst… :/

                  • Nightcore34

                    Yeah, I couldn’t combo, the damn sharks come outa nowhere, But at least I never have to go back there, also the boss fight was the first one to make me use any kind of potion MP or HP, I usually just use cure but she had so much health and Donald and goofy/ariel kept dying so much it was really a one-on-one fight.

              • Anime10121

                Yep, that world REALLY surprised me when I first played the game as a kid (well if you can call 14ish a kid)! I really loved the movie as an even younger kid so when I got to that world I was all like WHOA, hell I didnt even know it WAS Disney at the time :P

    • GhostNomad

      As someone who’s been playing Disgaea 3 on and off since it came out on the Vita, you and I have a very different definition of the word ‘beat’ in the context of gaming. Don’t get me wrong, not saying it’s a bad thing. I just don’t see Disgaea (or many other games) as something that you can beat over a weekend/few days, but perhaps it’s that sort of mindset and my limited gaming time that’s causing my backlog’s constant growth especially considering the types of games I tend to get into :D

      • Nightcore34

        By ‘Beat’ I mean the main storyline, so far I’ve just killed ‘bigster’ on the post-game, but in my opinion a game is beaten when the main storyline is done.

        • GhostNomad

          And that’s what I’m saying. Some people see clearing the story as beating the game, others will see completing EVERYTHING as beating the game. You’re from the first group, I lean more toward the second. Neither group is perfect though. One potentially misses out on a lot of content and the other potentially goes through the SAME content over and over and over and over and over for a tiny reward for the sake of completion.

          Bottom line is, long as you had fun and are satisfied with your progress, that’s that. No one should tell you how to enjoy your game, and I certainly wasn’t trying to do just that.

          • Nightcore34

            Yeah I defo had fun, I skipped disgaea 3 cause I knew number 4 was coming out so I’m glad to have picked it up, although cause I have Disgaea D2 I have to get used to the throwing in straight lines and the diagonal trick.

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

      lol Kind of true.

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

      Yeah, no… I never told anybody Sonic was awesome, lol. Now, that’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy Sonic CD back in the day or Sonic R, but Sonic as a whole? Not so much…

    • Anime10121

      Yup, sounds about right!

    • Pyrofrost

      I like how the last block has the start of the Kotaku’s “K”
      It’s fitting if you ask me :p

      • Budgiecat

        Yeah….Kotau beta male hipster nerd white knight douche. 90’s journalist looks like post grunge era Gamefan. Trying to figure out where 00’s journalist came from…

        • Pyrofrost

          Looks kinda like some random cliche Youtube asshole (wannabe critic) who just likes to tell people why something they like actually sucks or is “overrated”

        • GhostNomad

          Personally the middle one makes me think of Yahtzee. To be fair, I really don’t care if he talks crap about games I like. It’s just amusing as hell to listen to him.

      • Xaltmas

        I love some of the fake Kotaku articles that go around with headlines like:

        “Is Hatsune Miku the beginning of the end of women?”

        “Should killing female gamers in online games be considered rape?”

        “The Legend of Zelda is sexist why you should care”

        “Why I’ll never be friends with a guy named Dick”

        And my favorite

        “Why are there no women in the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan?”

        • Pyrofrost

          Here is another one for you.

          Why Were There No Women Presenters At The PlayStation 4 Event?
          http://kotaku.com/5985822/why-were-there-no-women-presenters-at-the-playstation-4-event

          You’ve read it here folks! Sony is sexist, don’t buy the PS4!

          • Xaltmas

            But that one is real. ._____.

            • Pyrofrost

              It was a joke on the fact that their real “journalism” is on the same level as one of those fake Kotaku headlines.

              • Xaltmas

                Some of the comments in that article are painful.

                Everyone on stage at that event was there for a reason. What, they should just put women up there just because? To meet some kind of quota?

                We need more women in the industry, that is the problem. Not that Sony is sexist and is trying to keep them down.

                • Pyrofrost

                  It’s just like how bosses have to hire certain people just to meet a quota, with credentials sometimes being thrown out the window.
                  I guess the reddit/tumblr feminists and their “male” white knights are now expecting that for presentations and press conferences. I guess it would have been satisfactory if one was there as decoration or to do introductions or some other menial task. It doesn’t matter as long as a woman is on stage, right?

    • Pekola

      Games can’t just be fun anymore. And ‘journalists’ think they’re enlightening everyone with their insight. Supposedly trying to be inclusive.

      You’re not inclusive when you talk down to people as if they were dogs or babies you need to train. Gamers are a group of people with different views and different attitudes–good or bad—that share a passion/interest for gaming.

      Journalists shouldn’t get any sympathy for standing atop a soapboax and stirring shit by practically scolding gamers and scoffing at games because they have big boobs or sexualized women. Honestly they need to get over themselves.

      The nod to Kotaku there is right. They’re at the crux of the problem.

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

        They’re getting paid to express themselves, we’re not. With money comes power and with power… Comes corruption.

      • Budgiecat

        Nobody gave a shit back in the 70,80’s, 90’s and early part of 00’s because back then the gaming scene was just about games being games for fun and not some type of way to overthrow the movie industry or try to be on par with them and try to capture the mainstream audience. Only ‘kids’ and ‘hardcores’ cared about gaming back then which was deemed as an exclusive hobby and so mainstreamers chose to ignore it.
        Now with 200 million dollar budgets for games that look like Hollywood movies and billboards for games everywhere, kinda harder to ignore.
        So these game journalists have suddenly morphed into jaded movie journalists and social awareness speakers..

        • Pekola

          Ugh, don’t even get me started on the whole snobbery in regards to gaming and movies.

          that’s another can of worms.

  • Anime10121

    FINALLY able to preorder the next gen version of MGS Ground Zeroes on Amazon :D
    http://www.amazon.com/Metal-Gear-Solid-PlayStation-Standard-Edition/dp/B00HD4R5YU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1388858222&sr=8-4&keywords=Metal+Gear+Solid+V%3A+Ground+Zeroes
    Now, for them to update The Phantom Pain’s page with anything besides the Xbone version…

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

      lol Uhm… ok.. xD

      • Budgiecat

        play it

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

          is dat sum cutey honey?

          • Budgiecat

            ya

    • GhostNomad

      dat 3rd picture doe

  • pekot
    • Budgiecat

      Really lost all interest for FFX after that horrible novella and audio drama reveal

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

        Yeah, that one kind of blew up in everyone’s face, I think.

    • bloodiOS

      Actually, I saw it on the Square Enix’s Youtube channel a while back and… it made me cringe.

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

    So, we got any artists around here? I’m having difficulty picking up drawing, despite wanting to learn. I always find myself wanting to try and draw something, even a rough sketch, but I just end up getting frustrated at myself and saying, “to hell with it”, lol.

    There are plenty of tutorials online, but there are TOO many in fact. It’s just a little intimidating, I guess. I have seen a few guys even go as far as say that you can’t just learn how to draw by following a guideline (A, B, C, etc.). If someone could give me at least SOME idea of how I can get started and work from there, that would be great. I’m a little sick of people just telling me “draw anything” and “practice” when I don’t know what the hell it is I should be trying to draw, therefore I can’t practice.

    I’m working with a tablet, by the way (since there seems to be a difference in using a stylus vs a mouse).

    • Fainaru Luna

      I dont know just draw anything lol j/k. Like what are you having trouble with? Scenery, poses , anatomy, facial expression or what?
      I know when I learning to draw I would use something inspiring as a reference and when I was getting frustrated at not knowing what to draw especially half way through I would just come back to it latter. Also try listing to some music while drawing I find it really helpful while drawing.

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

        That’s just it. I’m not having trouble with any of that because I just don’t get that far. I don’t even know where to begin. I’m sitting here just staring at a blank canvas, then I start drawing some lines and I’m like, “Wtf am I doing?” and just close the project.

        I really just don’t know where to begin.

        • Fainaru Luna

          Draw a character . When I’m drawing, let say a character I’ll base them off someone real and add in some of my own Ideas to it that gets the fuel going

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

            …If I knew how to draw a character, I wouldn’t be here asking for help, lol. In order to draw a character, I’d need to know how to draw a face, which I don’t. I’d have to draw a chest, arms, legs, a waist, hair, eyebrows, eyes, ears, so forth and so on, as well.

            • Fainaru Luna

              Oh didn’t know… Well when i was starting out drawing my animu chars I would alway start with a eye try starting out with that.
              Btw what do you all draw? if dont mind me asking

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

                Yeah… I’m waaaaaaaay before learning how to draw eyes. Hell, even decent artists have trouble with eyes. I need to start small and work my way up. It’s just hard trying to find out where I should start exactly.

                • Fainaru Luna

                  You could start with some video tutorials. Mark Crilley has some good indepth video tutorials that explain and walk you through on on how to draw. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auh6XIB9q6k

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

                    Kind of a shame how he sped right through the hair part since that’s difficult :|

    • Gigus

      This method may not help you but it did work for me. I wasn’t like my brother back when we were kids. He started drawing at a very early age and was very good at it.
      Long story short, what I did to teach myself how to draw was to copy people’s drawings and when I mean copy, I mean trace. I traced so much to the point where I didn’t need to trace anymore. Drawing eyes, faces, and expressions became embedded in me. The bad thing about this method is that you don’t let yourself grow on ur own and it’ll be hard for to create something original.
      As far as drawing what u want want draw, draw what u want! Draw the very first thing that pops in ur head.

      Hopefully this helps lol. Sorry if it doesn’t make sense, little drunk XD.

    • 罪罰

      You lack a goal, you’re going to draw something, and yes “druw anything” it’s not about just “drauwing shizzle” you just got to analyze the thing, like make love to that thing and let the love flow through your twinkie all the way up to your hand so you can unleash the mighty druwing power.

      So to start:

      What are you going to draw?
      An apple or a kangaroo, whatever.,. let’s start with that.

      >>Note<>Like many here, we all like Japanese things, japanese animay is something that requires knowledge on the real anatomy and composition of a human being so you can draw the hawt animay waifus after, animay is simplification and exaggeration of that knowledge, so don’t force yourself trying to go straight to the animay drawing, it’ll come to and you won’t even know it<<

      What's an apple/kangaroo like?
      Well it's like *insert your characteristics*

      Man, this fucking kangaroo/apple doesn't look right.
      You erase what you think it's bad, do it till you fucking like it.

      Let's go deeper:

      "Shit, I just can't do the X thing right"

      Don't panic, don't stress yourself, don't let it intimidate you.
      Analyze the X thing you are having trouble with, with little strokes try replicate it.

      And don't you try to be some pro working with a tablet, take that shit, put it in a drawer and lock it till you can successfully shade with different levels of gray. Grab a pencil and a piece of paper. If you can draw on a piece of processed tree then you can try doing the pixel thingy.

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

        Well, the last part isn’t entirely true, I don’t think. That’s like telling someone, “Don’t bother trying to create music digitally until you know how to play a real guitar.” I can do plenty of things in FL Studio which I could never do with a real instrument because my hands just aren’t dexterous enough for that sort of thing, plus it hurts like hell to play a guitar with your fingers at first, lol.

        Still, I’ve learned music through digital means and have been able to create some things at least. So, I definitely don’t think I need to toss it aside and start using a pencil and paper just to move on to a tablet. Drawing on paper these days is kind of counterproductive anyway since we live in a digital world.

        We have much more control over our mistakes when doing things digitally. We can simply remove them with a click of a button, as opposed to constantly erasing on a piece of paper. We also don’t have to worry about pushing too hard on a pencil if we’re just using a mouse or whatever, especially a stylus since you can adjust pressure as necessary for shading and whatnot.

        • Gigus

          What, no love from my advice XD

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

            I’m not sure, lol. I’ve had plenty of artists already tell me that tracing is a terrible way to learn because, well… You’re not really learning when you trace. You’re simply programming your mind to follow pre-determined lines and you’re simply copying them.

            I guess it would be like using a cheat sheet for your math class. Sure, you can look on your sheet and see the answer to 2 + 2 = 4, and you’ll pass the class, but if you don’t understand WHY 2 + 2 = 4, then it’s kind of pointless.

            • Gigus

              lulz whoever told u that doesnt mean they’re right. As long as the concept of the drawing is orginal then your ok. You’ll learn along the way that you’ll change the way you’ve drawn a specific thing. From there you’ll discover your style of drawing. Tracing maybe a bad short cut drawing but once you grasp the concept of how an eye should look, you’ll change it to a form that suits you.

              *disclaimer*
              I don’t trace anymore. Just really rusty and still learning how to draw.

  • Xaltmas

    Any series that traditionally features a male lead that you’d like to see have a female protagonist?

    Gears of War and Ninja Gaiden are two franchises that I’d really like to see with female leads. Gears of War because of story reasons and Ninja Gaiden because Ryu is boring and I really want a game staring Kasumi and Ayane.

    Also, I’d love a Legend of Zelda game that didn’t star Zelda, but had her accompany Link on the adventure (with co-op or something, and you chould choose which character to play as).

    • bloodiOS

      A Metal Gear Solid game that stars The Boss.

    • Gigus

      Infamous’s Cole macgrath.

      • bloodiOS

        I’d like to see an inFAMOUS game that stars Nicole Macgrath xD

        • Gigus

          Lulz I was gonna call her Collette but I’m not sure I would spell it right. Another game I would want would be chrono cross starring kidd and deus ex: hr Ada jensen

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

      Not particularly. I’m fine with male protagonists as long as they aren’t angsty teenagers. I’m also fine with female protagonists as long as they aren’t Mary Sues.

      • Budgiecat

        Unfortunately video game writers can’t break free from those usual Anime/Manga tired tropes

        I sometimes wonder….is there some prerequisite to becoming a video game writer? Is there some school you must graduate from? Because 90% of them suck.

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

          Most of the time, yeah.

          • Budgiecat

            Why though? Are the publishers just oblivious to that fact? Its like they’re all running around thinking this is god tier level writing and shit. Is Japanese game journalism just too nice and polite to blatantly point it out? What the fawk.

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

              Different demographics, man. It’s like how I was talking about the anime industry changing over time. They are catering to different people now.

              A lot of the older games were gritty and didn’t pull any punches with the story or baby the protagonist. I can’t tell you how many times the protagonist even got the shaft after helping people (Adol from Ys, Rudy from Wild Arms, and even Chrono from Chrono’s Trigger to an extent).

              A part of me is frustrated with our governing fanbase who constantly demands for more of this shit, but a part of me feels sad for them too because they just don’t know any better… They’ve only been exposed to a certain type of anime or game and haven’t bothered stepping out of their shell to experience more, and the developers or directors certainly aren’t helping. They usually just stick to what they know sells well and these days, that’s just glossy sugarcoated shit.

              • Budgiecat

                People always say demographics as an excuse…..but what demographic are we talking about here? “Lameass degenerate easily impressed foreveralone idiot manchild?”
                Because it is possible to write a game story that can reach out to different demographics without pandering or insulting people’s intelligence. ..

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

                  Well, I don’t really know what else to call them. This generation of gamers? I grew up in a different generation that wanted different things back then. Times have changed, that’s all.

                  I won’t deny that I have enjoyed recent stuff, but not much of it. I just question why some of the people out there like what they do these days, that’s all. I’m fine for other people having different interests from my own, but it’s just upsetting when I hear one of the following things:

                  A. LOGH is shit and boring. Naruto is so much better.

                  B. Jimi Hendrix? Who’s that? Does he even know music? Miley Cyrus is way better.

                  C. Oh, this is a remake of an older movie? That one sucks. This one is newer, so it’s better.

                  I can usually pick out the guys that are just blowing hot air and the ones who have been around the block long enough for me to take their opinion seriously. Otherwise, I take it with a grain of salt. Some have told me that it’s not really fair for me to be judgmental like that since a gamer who started in the past year or so has just as much of a right to express their opinion as one who started 20+ years ago, like myself.

                  I believe that to an extent, but honestly… It just really helps your case when you’ve played a ton of games, so I know that you genuinely have an interest in this AAA shit title they spoonfeed you every year instead of just liking it because it looks nice or something. That’s just how I feel though.

                  If you want to talk about X being better than Y, then the least you could do is have an extensive amount of knowledge regarding games you could compare each to. Generally, it would be best if your library extends further back than a year or two.

                  • Budgiecat

                    I don’t think I’d be able to talk to people like that…

                    The internet is a tool that is so powerful that ignorance is no longer an excuse….

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

                      Yeah. I mean, it’s like a couple of war history buffs discussing different wars and such, then some new guy comes in and they’re like, “So, what’s the most interesting war to you?”, and he names like Vietnam or some shit. The other two were talking about wars all the way back during the times of Genghis Khan and all this guy can come up with is something more recent, and he can’t even explain why?

                      It’s just kind of frustrating, that’s all.

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

                      I honestly feel like the old guy in this picture a lot of the time (mainly because most of the people I seem to encounter are teenagers, so I was playing games even before they were born), lol.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Before the internet boomed, in the 90’s, I’d have to travel out to your local Japanese mini mart or book store just to pick up the latest issue of “V-Jump” or other game magazine equivalent to see what was the latest in game news…

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

                      Yeah, the internet had been around since the 80’s, but I sure as hell didn’t have it in my home. I had to get my sources through magazines as well. At the time, it was Nintendo Power since I had bought a NES.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Yeah or Gamefan. I liked the import magazines that also had the PS1 game discs attached. I think I was able to play a FF VII demo that way once circa 1996?

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

                      What? I didn’t need to import magazines for demos, lol. I remember they had them taped onto the back of the magazine, usually. They changed that after a while though since people were just stealing the discs and not paying for the magazine :p

                      That’s how I got to try out the FFVII demo as well from one of those magazines. Then they had those demo discs with multiple demos on it like Tomb Raider, Intelligent Qube, Bushido Blade, etc.

                    • Budgiecat

                      lol you did that haha. I mighta done that…once.

                      I remember getting one magazine from the now defunct Tower Records Video, and the guy from The Beasty Boys (the one that died) was in front of me on the line and he was renting The Wizard of Oz…

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

                      Noooooo. I wasn’t saying I did that. I have too much of a guilty conscious. I couldn’t steal something. I’d just end up confessing after doing it.

                      I was just saying I got it from the magazine when I purchased it. I’ll never understand though. I would always buy a new one every month, but my old man never bought me a subscription since he had to pay too much up front for it, yet… He’s fine with spending more annually by buying a copy every month?

                      Okay then.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Back then how would you even pay for a subscription to those magazines? Unless you mean Official Playstation Magazine. But that wasn’t an import. I know they had a U.K. one as well forget the name.
                      I was talking more about Dengeki, Famitsu, V-Jump etc. You had to buy those individually when they would come out…

                      That reminds me…..I also use to get those music magazines with the sample discs in them. Some had sample sounds for techno or keyboard stuff, some for guitar tab etc

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

                      There would usually be a subscription slip in the middle of the magazine that would tell you how much 12 issues would cost for a yearly subscription. You would mail that slip in with a money order. I guess you could have done it over the phone with a credit card too, but I’m not sure if they had that kind of service available at the time.

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

                      Well, I’m going to sleep now, then I’ll watch both new episodes of Ippo that aired this week (still surprised they aired 12 and 13 on the same day >w<). I also just randomly thought of something pretty funny.

                      What if there was a hotline you could call to talk to video game babes? You know, like phone sex, but guys call to talk to girls about video games, lol. I guess it could cater to those fantasies some guys have about nailing a fictional character though :p

                      I imagine the number would be something like:

                      1-800-GAME-SEX

                    • Gigus

                      That’s like the ezio hotline for women

                      http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7VW-6gMJ6ao

                    • Budgiecat

                      Yeah. Its annoying when you see some random low budget mobile phone shovelware shit and just because it has ‘cute moe girl’, without even knowing what it is fully (because said 2 minute trailer shows like 2 seconds of gameplay if that), you’ll have several schmucks typing ‘Day One Buy’

    • PrinceHeir

      would definitely love a Ninja Gaiden with either Kasumi/Ayane/Momiji :)

      you know i’ve been thinking, why does it that we don’t have a lot of female leads in JRPG games?

      i know that Xillia had Milla(love Miyuki Sawashiro), but i want games like Persona 2, Xenosaga series.

      i especially love the relationship between KOS-MOS and Shion. you don’t see a lot of games where females are the central role of the story.

      a Zelda lead game would be amazing, but i fear that the western press would just bitch about her just being a Link palette swap.

      MGS with The Boss would be awesome too!! and i really enjoyed Ada in RE4 Saperate Ways and RE6.

      • Pekola

        JRPG’s are equal opportunity land.

        I mean, if you want to be technical, there are more male leads. But there are always really strong girls, or girls who are major to the overall plot.

        (Xenosaga was the best ; ~ ; )

    • 罪罰

      Deus Ex with a female protagonist would be interesting.

    • kirby755

      Actually I would like to see the reverse of it, I would like to see a male protagonist to Hyperdimension Neptunia, why because I would like to see the interest of a male CPU and would love to see what company, game, or accessory he would represent.

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

        Game Boy? Virtual Boy? Philips Odyssey? Action Max?

        The list goes on and on.

      • Budgiecat

        The reason why its not done is because instead of making an actual parody on the video game world, they instead want to pander to Otaku moe fans who are foreveralone so why put a male in there that they would not want

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

          Unless it was Pico. I think they could get away with that.

          • Budgiecat

            oh gawd not that……not that….

            • kirby755

              Wow the very reaction was expecting lol.

              • Budgiecat

                You know it to be true

                • kirby755

                  Yeah but through it all, a man can dream.

                  • Budgiecat

                    Man cannot live on dreams alone…we must strive to turn those dreams into reality! Gather your resolve! Aim for your destiny and embrace your dreams! Only you can change this world!

                    or some corny shit like that…

                    • kirby755

                      *Stand ups* As long as such dreams are in my head, I can sit down and do nothing.
                      or something around that area right….

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

              The fanbase is more forgiving of males if they’re traps, lol.

              • kirby755

                So true that statement is.

              • Budgiecat

                Yeah that makes it even worse

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

                  I won’t entirely agree with this. I do enjoy some Bridget after all.

  • PrinceHeir

    looks like my interest in the Gundam series got rekindled after watching Gundam Wing Series(at 39 Episode)

    just go to this channel which is officially owned by Bandai Entertainment and has been uploading a lot of videos from different series(they have the whole Gundam 00 series there)

    http://www.youtube.com/user/GundamInfo/videos

    they offer alot of versions of the same episodes. English, Japanese, Korean, Chinese subs with original Japanese voices. just look at the title to determine ifs in English or Japanese etc

    Gundam Seed Destiny HD remaster just uploaded their 41st episode on the channel so go watch it now if you want some awesome Gundam action ^^

    unfortunately this is region restricted content, i can confirm this can be viewed on the US and Japan, but not sure anywhere else in the world.

    if you have a VPN, you can changed your IP address to US to view this, but it costs money, but well worth it.

    • bloodiOS

      Is SEED (and Destiny) HD Remaster another name for cropped edition?

      • PrinceHeir

        it’s still the same story, but they basically reworked some scenes and adding new ones to the mix. some of the scenes are explained better due to the added action and animation.

        like for example. in Gundam Seed there was an episode where we see a battle in orb and later on Gundam Seed Destiny one of the protagonist got affected on the battle and appeared in his flashbacks.

        in the HD Remaster series, they actually added the scene to the Gundam Seed HD Remaster.

        others include a change of clothes for a “better” view :)

        http://oi39.tinypic.com/25qaejs.jpg

        http://oi39.tinypic.com/2z9a0ky.jpg

        also i notice they added new animation on the openings as well as some of the extended battle scenes from the Special Edition compilation.

        i do wonder if they’re gonna expand on this on the final arc, since the Special Edition compilation had an extended fight compared to the orignal series.

        in any case, if you haven’t watched Gundam Seed AT ALL. this is a perfect place to start. the change is all for the better, you probably don’t want to go back to the original series once you saw the Remaster.

        think of the HD Remaster series like the HD Remix from Kingdom Hearts series.

        • bloodiOS

          Hmm… I’m interested in re-watching the SEED so I might just download the HD Remaster edition to check it out.

    • Nice Boat

      I heard the biggest change from the HD was expanding Kira’s fight in the Strike Rouge. Other changes were based on compilation movies apparently.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    What’s up? I apologize about my absence once again. I’m still reading all the comments and monitoring things to the best of my ability. I’ve just been really busy with real life, fighting off flu like symptoms, and playing FFXIV with my buddies.

    My free time is pretty random. I actually got to sleep some today, which helped me feel some better. I’m also helping out my friend who’s real life went to crap still.

    I could go on here but I don’t want to bore everyone.

    I hope everyone was able to enjoy the holidays. It’s already 2014…. seems like time has flown by for me since September 2013.

    I have some good 2013 memories along with some bad ones. That’s just life though. I’m hoping 2014 is an even better year than 2013.

    I hope I have more time to actually post like this in the coming days. Have a nice day/night, my fellow Gematsu family members.

    Enjoy the open forum and play nice. Be sure and clean up the mess before you go to sleep. =P

    – Zero

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

      Well, from the looks of things… Everything seems to be in order for the time being. Then again, when it’s the gaming community, that can change in a matter of minutes, heh. Regardless, glad to know you seem to be doing well and thanks for checking in.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Thanks. =)

        Like I said, I’m hoping to post more soon. I still read the comments, but that takes up most of my free/free/free-time I have. If that makes any sense lol.

    • PrinceHeir

      thanks Zero!

      hopefully you feel better in the coming days. at least once the flu is gone you’ll developed antibodies and will be used in case it happens to you again.

      that way, you won’t get sicked anymore of the same flu unless there’s some variations on it.

      meh i just remembered it from my Microbiology class.

      in any case take lots of rest and sleep!!

      i’m sure the people here will act nice right everyone?? :P

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Well I have officially done pretty much everything you can do in the BD demo. I went ahead and pre-ordered the collector’s edition of the full game along with Professor Layton today (finally). If ever we could streetpass with the demo I have an amazing hero ready to be sent. lol Only possible thing for me to do now is max out my money which is 1) boring 2) tedious 3) not even useful/counts toward a 100% run typically.

    • Budgiecat

      Where is our Dragon Quest VII localization…

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Never happening probably though I’d be buying the fuck out of it. lol

        • Budgiecat

          The question is why though….why is Square-Anus being such dicks…..when DQ IX sold over a million in the U.S. alone. Why take the risk to localize this new IP and not an established one? Especially when there’s not even that much competition for RPG’s on the 3DS. Makes no sense….

    • Pekola

      I finished maxing everything too. It was really fun, tbh. But I don’t think there’s any point in streetpassing.

      See, the jobs in the main game get maxed at higher levels and there’s not a level 20 cap.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Very fun indeed. Have you done everything in the game yet though? I have done literally everything. And well it wasn’t so much as there being a point but simply to say I made a super awesome hero that might be useful in the demo. And yes I know the maxes are different and are more jobs available. Though why use anything but Valkyrie they are the best.

        • Pekola

          I did everything, yeah. Beat the last boss, maxed all the jobs, maxed the levels, rebuild the town.

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

            Last? Do you mean Dragon or Automaton.

            • Pekola

              There’s an Automaton? I defeated the dragon last. I just said last because I didn’t want to spoil.

              AND the demo implies it’s done once you beat the Dragon.

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

                There is a “secret” harder boss called the Automaton. Talk to the prime minister a second time and then go to the obelisk. Good luck he can be an issue (unless you are me and beat him easily on hard mode! :3).

                • Pekola

                  Ah, thanks. Time to go stomp him out~

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

                    Heheh. He isn’t that bad. But he does have some high attack that can hurt and has 10k hp.

  • Xaltmas

    Here is a bunch of random shit that I think should be ported to the Vita.

    Hard Corps: Uprising
    Grand Knights History
    Odin Sphere
    Valkyria Chronicles III
    Ultra Street Fighter IV
    Mark of the Ninja
    BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma
    Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria
    The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection
    Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection
    All of those Cave shmups
    Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
    Darkstalkers Resurrection

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      I don’t know what Hard Corps: Uprising is… GKH I sort of know… but it wasn’t released in English was it? Odin Sphere… eh… just make a new one. VC3… eh it would probably be better to put it in PS3/4 (prefer 4). USFIV that will likely come eventually. MotN another one I don’t know… BBCP will likely come to Vita eventually. VP2… eh they just made VP3 for it didn’t they? ICO and SotC would be nice, but I don’t see it happening. SUGC… again don’t see that happening. Cave Shmups… maybe? I guess… I dunno. Castlevania… don’t know much about them so who knows. And Darkstalkers… I really doubt as well. But while we are putting games out there… how about P4A (both of them). I know P5 will eventually come to it or its successor so no need to ask for it, but P5 on PS4 would be lovely.

      • Xaltmas

        Everything I listed is never going to happen. It was just me stating what I’d like to see.

        Also, Hard Corps Uprising is a spiritual successor to Contra, and there is no Valkyrie Profile 3, and there probably never will be.

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

          BBCP is likely. As is Ultimate. Though those are the only two. No VP3? Then what am I thinking of? o.o

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

            No idea. I can’t think of anything that even remotely resembles Valkyrie Profile that was released on Vita recently.

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

              Think less of what VP is and more of the name.

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

                Yeah… Still not seeing anything, man.

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

                  Valhalla Knights 3. That is what it was.

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

                    Ah. No wonder I couldn’t think of it. I try to pretend that series doesn’t exist, lol.

                    I do see the connection between Valhalla and Valkyrie Profile though :p

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

                      It is simply in name. I haven’t played either.

          • Xaltmas

            I just looked up that the PSP version of Calamity Trigger actually came out like 8 months after it did on PS3/360.

            So I guess there is a chance, but I’m still not going to get my hopes up too much.

            It would be a definite day one purchase though.

            • Budgiecat

              I dont like Blazblue. Feels like a really bad mixed up cosplay convention…

              • Xaltmas

                It’s fun, but I think Guilty Gear is infinitely superior.

                • Budgiecat

                  yeah thats obvious

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

                  Is it bad I have never played GG… o.o

                  • Xaltmas

                    Not necessarily. I only recently got into the series.

                    GG Xrd comes out this year, so it might be something to look into if you are interested.

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

                      Well I love Arc Sys but the GG series does have a story like BB does. So I will probably be going “Huh?”. xD

                    • Xaltmas

                      It’s probably safe to assume that this one will be beginner friendly.

                      GG games have always had incredibly bare-bones story modes, and there hasn’t been an original GG game since before BlazBlue started, so it’ll be interesting to see how they do it.

                      There’s also the fancy 3D graphics to consider now too.

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

                      I see. Well I will definitely look into then.

                    • Budgiecat

                      I don’t like Blazblues story. Just seems stupid. And that horrible Anime just made it worse

                    • Xaltmas

                      It’s like a parody.

                      Only it isn’t.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      I love them both myself, though personally favor BB over GG.
                      Both are great games either way though.

    • Budgiecat

      Why didnt you put obligatory FF Type Zero in there

      And I wouldn’t mind Shadow Hearts collection and Grandia collection…

      • Xaltmas

        Because I don’t care~

        Shadow Hearts collection would be cool though.

        • Budgiecat

          I wonder why you don’t care…..seems like something you’d appreciate more than the usual. I’m curious to know how much you actually know about it…did you ever play the demos etc

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

            Just give me the dreamcast Grandia so I can glitch, lol. Dem shoes.

          • Xaltmas

            I’m just not interested in it. I’ve watched videos of it on YouTube and it does nothing for me.

            • Budgiecat

              hmm…..you might be making a mistake through premature judgement

              Oh well, not like we’d ever know, S-E isn’t localizing it anyways…

      • Pyrofrost

        I’m personally not crazy about Type-0.

        However Shadow Hearts and Grandia. . .all my <333

    • Pyrofrost

      Some remasters/ports WITH TROPHIES ^_^ to some of these games would be great:

      Nocturne
      DDS 1&2
      Devil Summoner 1&2
      Persona 3 FES
      Xenosaga 1~3
      Xenogears
      Rogue Galaxy
      Dark Cloud
      Grandia 1&2 and Xtreme
      Atelier Iris 1~3
      Ar Tonelico 1&2
      Tales of Destiny DC & 2
      Tales of Rebirth
      Parasite Eve 1&2
      FF V and VI
      Lufia 1 and 2
      Chrono Trigger

      I could go on, there is a lot I would like to see done.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        lol >PE1/2 Everybody hates 3rd Birthday it seems.

        • Pyrofrost

          I don’t hate it, but its still relatively new, and besides I can DL it on the PSN and play it on Vita.

          All the games on that list I would like to at least see cleaned up a little like Star Ocean 1 and 2, and FF 1, 2, and 4 were.

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

            Mmm… I see. Well makes sense.

            • Pyrofrost

              If we want to talk about sequels I don’t care for in comparison to previous installments, Ar Tonelico 3 definitely fits the bill.

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

                /hasn’t touched the Ar Tonelico series.

                • Pyrofrost

                  The first two were all around great games imo; then the third came along and was just all around ass. I just didn’t like it, at all.

                  I’m kinda having high hopes for Ar no Surge though.

                  • Xaltmas

                    Even I’m kinda sorta excited for that one.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Haha, I know many AT fans are after the travesty that was AT3.

                      Did you play any of the earlier installments?

                    • Xaltmas

                      Not a one. I’ve just always thought the music was really good, and this one has a pretty good art style going on.

                      What I’ve read about the gameplay makes absolutely no sense, so I want to see a trailer before I decide if I should be excited or not.

                      But being on PS3 is a start. I find it much easier to play JRPGs on my 55″ TV than my 3DS and Vita.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Let me ask, how do you feel about the original NG3?

                    • Xaltmas

                      It’s a worthless game that did major damage to the Ninja Gaiden brand and it never should have seen the light of day.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Those are my feeling about Ar Tonelico 3, in a nutshell.

                    • Xaltmas

                      I wouldn’t wish that upon anyone. Damn.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Well honestly, it’s like this. I think the things they were doing and trying to do with Ar Tonelico 3 may have worked on a new IP or a spin-off.
                      AT already had a satisfied following with 1 and 2; and had itself pretty well established as a franchise. AT3 is an example of a game that comes along, changes too much, none of which are for the better or enhance the pre-existing experience, and it completely kills the consistency of the series.

                      And this is just gameplay, I’m not even going into the writing and characters.

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

                    Which is a crossover game sort of.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      As of now, I’m seeing it more as cameo till I actually play it though

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

                      Eh you know.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Hmmm?

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

                      I consider it a crossover. But people have different views/ideas.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Oh, I do see what you mean bro. I’m just waiting to see how Ion is implemented and such in the game.

        • Budgiecat

          Because it sucks and is nothing like PE 1/2

      • TheExile285

        Rogue Galaxy, do want! :V

      • https://twitter.com/BinksFrost Binks5

        nice list, id like xenosaga and lufia aswell

    • TheExile285

      BB CP would be great.

    • Elvick

      Blazblue, yes. ICO/SotC supports remote play at least (Vita specific too, but GoW HD does too and it’s being ported so…)

      Cave… we were so close to having Cave on there, but they wimped out.

      Somavania: Soma of Desoma would be neat on Vita.

      Vanillaware’s entire library needs to be on Vita.

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

      Only what 2 or 3 hours?

      • Xaltmas

        Two.

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

          Woo even closer! xD

    • Fainaru Luna

      Is this anime really that good? I’m mean I haven’t really been up to date with this seasons anime. Mostly catching up on older animus in my back log

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        It isn’t out yet. It premiers FIRST tonight in the US.

        • Fainaru Luna

          alright good got check this out

      • Xaltmas

        Everyone is just hyped. It’s hard to not be excited by the new anime from the director of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo.

      • Budgiecat

        I watched the leaked first 10 minutes of it yesterday….wasn’t really that great seemed kinda shallow hopefully theres more to it….

    • $61526767

      Watched the first episode online. Didn’t expected to end so fast. Look forward to watching it again in English.

      “Nobody out dandy’s, space dandy!” My favorite quote from the short preview.

      • Nice Boat

        So it has a catchphrase like “See you Space Cowboy”?

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

          But Spike never says that line iirc. Mistah Dandah does though. And to me it isn’t really a catchphrase so much as something he said in that situation but I don’t know though.

      • kirby755

        That wasn’t the whole episode to episode 1, only a 10 minute preview.

        • $61526767

          Actually i heard it in a short commercial on TV. Should have edited my comment. My mistake!

          • kirby755

            No problem, Honestly at first I was confused when I first saw it say Episode 1 there.

    • Budgiecat

      the robot sidekick speaks in autotune…

  • Nice Boat

    I finally beat Dhoulmagus in DQ8. It’s sad how nothing about him was explained other than the fact he is a jerk. Still, the game is far from ending.

    • Pyrofrost

      Are you enjoying the game though?

      • Nice Boat

        It’s fun but it’s quite challenging. I need to be wise before buying something cos it’s hard to get money.

        • Pyrofrost

          Indeed it is :p
          I’m very glad to hear you’re liking it though, I’m a bit of a DQ fanboy myself xD
          Btw, I was meaning to ask, can I add you on PSN?

          • Nice Boat

            I’m playing it on a PS2. Sadly, I don’t have it

            • Pyrofrost

              Ah, no problem man. I just like to add friends I make here, so I thought I would ask.

  • Budgiecat

    Now that we’re moving into the PS4/XBone/Wii U (meh) age, can we have a rule where there is no more “whole party jumps inside the main character when exploring” thing anymore?
    Its annoying I always hated it. I could understand maybe in the past it was done for hardware limitations (but not really an excuse, look at DQ), but its like, I’m playing SO4 the other day, and an NPC starts “talking to Faize” like he’s standing right there only of course he’s NOT, as I’m in control of Edge Maverick….

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      How else would you like party exploration to be done? It seems silly to have them all out in a line, though some games do that and I am like… eh….

      • Budgiecat

        As much as I hated FF XIII, I think they handled it pretty well…

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

          FFXIII did the party jumps into the currently controlled character though. They just had them split up to completely separate parts of the world. It wouldn’t make sense any other way, but it is still the same thing… just saying…

          • Budgiecat

            No they didn’t. Whoever was your preset battle party, followed you from behind when exploring.
            And in FF XIII-2 obviously this was even more the case with Noel or Serah following you (depending on who you’d choose).

            And in games like Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll and The Last Story, the team members followed you around in dungeons and what not…

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

              Hmm I guess it has been to long since I have played XIII then… well then it is still the they just follow you in a line thing which is weird.

              • Budgiecat

                They dont follow you in a line….gah did you even play the game? lol

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

                  Yes. But like I said it has been a long time.

              • bloodiOS

                Not in a line, more like ducks’ V-formation.

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

                  Well that is still weird.

                  • bloodiOS

                    Nah, I’m just joking there. In actuality, if I remember it right, they follow behind the leading character but usually keeping a far enough distance to not be included in camera’s coverage. Occasionally, they do run ahead, or just stand at one place for a short while commenting on the scenery and such.

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

                      Yah I remember now. I guess that is an ok system…

                    • Budgiecat

                      much better than “lets all morph together and do fusion!”

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

                      Heh…

  • Pyrofrost
    • Budgiecat

      He shoulda been in Playstation All Stars Battle Royale.
      And Persona4Arena just because…

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Demi-Fiend? Why would he be in either of those.

        • Budgiecat

          because

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

            =_=

            • Budgiecat

              Hey, Baoh being in JJBA ASB doesn’t make any sense either but who cares its still cool that he is..

    • $18114340
  • Xaltmas

    Well, Space Dandy certainly isn’t living up to the hype.

    • $18114340

      hype is poison.

      • Budgiecat

        samtlax overhyped himself

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Eh I think it is enboobable I mean enjoyable enough. THough it is very focused on perversion right now. And the story seems odd for now.

      • Xaltmas

        Is it weird that it’s bugging me more here than in Kill la Kill?

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

          Hmm… nah. I think Kill la Kill has a bit of charm to it. This is kind just putting out there.

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

      Well that was an odd ending…

      • Xaltmas

        Loved it.

        It didn’t wow me at the start, but overall it ended up being pretty good. I’ll be sticking with this one. Tons of potential.

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

          I hope they focus more on the weird aliens and crazy antics rather than the breasts and stuff.

  • $18114340

    was sorting through bookmarks, remembered I had this saved:
    http://www.audioatrocities.com/games/shiningforce3/index.html

  • kirby755

    DA FAQ They just died in Space Dandy oh wow!

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      xD Probably the best part.

      • kirby755

        I think i’m gonna like it for its Stupidity. Dandy got my interest. Hopefully i’m not the only one.

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

          Yah I liked it. It is completely whacky and over the top randomness. It is fun and enjoyable not for anything serious but just to have a good time.

          • kirby755

            Yay I won’t feel like a loner now. Here’s to Space Dandy’s Comedy Randomness

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

              Xaltmas seems to have liked it too.

              • kirby755

                Well that’s even better now, I was need for another over top Randomness Anime lover

          • Xaltmas

            Definitely should have gone in with the mentality of FLCL instead of Cowboy Bebop.

            I think that’s what got me at the beginning. I expected wacky, but just not as much.

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

              FLCL was very crazy but it is one of the greatest fun time animes there is.

    • Xaltmas

      Loved the Terminator 2 reference.

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

      The title is clearly a P1 reference.

      • Pyrofrost

        Of course, it’s a remix of the song from P1 added added into FES. The battle theme I posted earlier was a remix from SMT: if… put into SMT III
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFlVdroJ6oI

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

          Yah, see… I’ve never played if… because the best we have is a fan translation.

  • Xaltmas

    Well, shit. Now I’ve got to watch TWO anime series.

    That hasn’t happened in like… ever.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Two?

      • Xaltmas

        Kill la Kill and now Space Dandy.

        I don’t watch a lot of anime. :P

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

          Ah. Right. You don’t huh… weird. Or not…

          • Xaltmas

            I’m pretty sure I can count every anime I have every finished on my fingers.

            Cowboy Bebop
            Wolf’s Rain
            Trigun
            Outlaw Star
            Samurai Champloo
            Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
            FLCL
            Neon Genesis Evangelion
            Soul Eater
            Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
            Azumanga Daioh
            Nichijou
            The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

            Okay, so I’d need a few toes. xP

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

              I have watched and enjoyed most of those. Short but nice list.

            • Budgiecat

              You need to watch Akira, Berserk, Gatchaman, Vampire Hunter D, Zambot 3, Yu Yu Hakusho, Initial D, JJBA, Hokuto no Ken and Space Adventure Cobra.

              • Xaltmas

                I’ve seen Akira. I didn’t list movies.

                I’ve watched a bit of Yu Yu Hakusho, but I never finished it. I’ll check out the rest of those though.

            • $18114340

              Ought to maybe give Gungrave a shot (hah), or maybe Darker Than Black (the first season only).

            • 罪罰

              Ergo Proxy,Eve no Jikan,Gankutsou, Dennou Coil,Ghost in the Shell,Katanagatari, Hellsing Ultimate,Mushi-shi, Real Drive,Tatami Galaxy and Monster (Monster is 50 episodes but it is one godamn amazing anime) I would also say Legend of The Galactic Heroes but it’s too fucking long.

              Try them.

            • Anime10121

              I’d say thats a REALLY good list, well barring Haruhi…

              Still cant get to this day why that shit was popular, it bored me on SO many levels :(

        • kirby755

          Your one for the Over the over Top Anime, I say I completely agree to that.

        • Budgiecat

          three

    • kirby755

      That happens to me a lot. I usually just don’t have time to watch. Also lets see how Space Dandy will keep us saying Wtf.

  • 罪罰

    why is bleach so fucking dumb

    • Budgiecat

      haha I’m watching it now only cause I didn’t turn the TV off after Space Dandy. It really is dumb…

      • 罪罰

        momo plz

    • Xaltmas

      I tried watching it before I realized it was one of those anime that NEVER FUCKING END.

      aintnobodygottimeforthat

    • Nice Boat

      It’s all part of Aizen’s Keikakudori to make you write comments about it.

  • kirby755

    At least they jump to Shippuden now, so it wouldn’t take probably 2 years to get to it.

    • 罪罰

      Just to fill the schedule, it’s been airing on other networks for years.

      • kirby755

        Disney XD had it for a short while, but lets be honest too much censorship. At least with Toonami there’s less censorship.

        • 罪罰

          not like it matters tho’ it ain’t Genocyber.

          • kirby755

            Well that’s without a doubt true, even though to tell you the true I honestly don’t watch Naruto much, Hardly really.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Happy thing is for people who prefer/haven’t seen the original they are still airing it, just at a later time. Which makes me very happy.

  • Pyrofrost
  • Xaltmas
    • Pyrofrost

      I’m guessing she’s a little angry?

      • Xaltmas

        She’s fired up!

        Because she knows that if Little Witch Academia was turned into a full series it would demolish every anime in existence.

        • bloodiOS

          It’s only that good because it takes a long time with a lot of money for each episode. Turn it into a weekly series and the quality will undoubtedly drop. By the way, LWA can only dream of touching Ghibli’s quality, much less demolishing.

          • Xaltmas

            Outside of Isao Takahata’s work, Ghibli is overrated.

            • bloodiOS

              In the same sense that LWA isn’t really anything special.

              • Xaltmas

                I enjoyed it more than anything Ghibli has put out since 1997.

                • bloodiOS

                  And I didn’t enjoy it all that much so I guess it’s all a matter of opinions.

                • Budgiecat

                  opinions!

                  Hey did you watch that NHK clip I posted below

                  • Xaltmas

                    Yeah, it was pretty crazy. I’ll check the show out.

                    • Budgiecat

                      wait till you get to episode 23 some of the stuff they say on society and the internet blows your mind…

                    • Pyrofrost

                      You should probably check out Genshiken as well man.

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

          Ha fired! xD Though I have to disagree with your statement. LWA was good, great even, but demolish… eh.

        • $18114340

          Not as long as Trigger insists on keeping their current writers. They’re good at quick slapstick comedy but they’ve yet to prove in my eyes that they can write a compelling story. LWA is their work that comes the closest to that, and I’m eagerly awaiting the inevitable sequel.

          • Xaltmas

            April.

            2015.

            Ugh.

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

              So long! xD

  • bloodiOS

    I want a dedicated Tsukahara Hibiki route in Amagami but there isn’t one… this makes me want to kick a grimalkin…

    • PrinceHeir

      for some reason i think i saw this artist before.

      did he do some H-manga work? :D

      • bloodiOS

        Yeah, he is. His name is Sasaki Akira (a.k.a. UGC) and I honestly think his works are amongst the best of all the Hibiki doujin I’ve ever seen. Here are more of his arts (NSFW):

        http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts?&page=1&tags=sasaki_akira_%28ugc%29

  • Pyrofrost

    Man, I really hope we get some battle themes like this in P5, and other music in general kinda gritty like the music from Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaFVf2L4y9s

    • 罪罰

      You can wrap your hope in a piece of Shoji Meguro branded paper and throw it on the trash can, while you light it with a brand new Lotus juice lighter.

      • Pyrofrost

        What?

        • 罪罰

          jpop is life, jpop is everything.
          grimdark is over

          • Pyrofrost

            okay~

      • $18114340

        You’re forgetting that Meguro was the one who did Strange Journey’s soundtrack… I’m sure he’s open to trying new things, and I’d be willing to bet that Atlus wants P5 to be as much of a revolution as P3 was. If they still want to go the Jpop happy fun times school life route they can do spinoffs for that.

        • 罪罰

          He is, but it’s Persona. They’ll have their slavery, grimdark tone but the jpop will be there, it always finds a way.

          jpop is life.

          • Nice Boat

            I can’t wait for the Jpop song about slavery

            “I have lost my rights!!”

            • 罪罰

              ROST IN LIEF
              WORKIN NON
              STOP
              FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM
              *LOTUS JUICE RAPPING*

      • bloodiOS

        The corn seems to have an excessive amount of electrons…

    • Omega_Shiro

      For some reason I like most of persona 4 music the most out of the series…its really catchy…

      • Pyrofrost

        Oh, I don’t want to give the impression that I disliked the music in P4 or even P3. Atlus’ music team imo is one of the very best in the business. They are damn near perfect when it comes to fitting compositions to the proper mood, and P4’s OST fit the mood of that game and its situations properly.

        In the end, that’s what it’s all about, is the OST having tracks to fit the situational moods and the tone of the game. With that said, the OST of P5 overall will be dependent on that. So it’s not like I’m on a anti-pop crusade or anything; I’m just hoping there will be room for plenty of gritty tunes as well.

        Hopefully that clears things up.

      • Pyrofrost

        I don’t want to give the impression that I dislike P4’s or even P3’s OST. I’m a big fanboy when it comes to the Atlus sound team, and I feel personally like they are one of the very best in the business.

        They are masters when it comes to fitting music and tracks to the mood. P4’s OST was excellent, it fit the situational tones and the overall mood for that game, as did Persona 3’s, P2’s, P1’s, Nocturne, and etc.
        IMO, that’s what it’s all about. Creating a OST capable of fitting every situational mood, and the overall tone of the game. The OST of P5 will be completely dependent on this. I just want to make it clear I’m not on an anti-jpop crusade here. I don’t mind it being there. I just hope there is room for plenty of gritty tunes as well.

        I hope that clears things up.

        • Omega_Shiro

          Its persona they have the music to fit many peoples tastes and fit the mood I remember reading P5 will have all sort of emotions so maybe the OST in this might be bigger more songs of many types.

  • 罪罰

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/11252636/kite_2014_trailer_clip_and_samuel_jackson_introduction/
    Oh jesus what the bloody fucking fuck has happened.
    >samuel le xD jackson
    >wigs
    >heavy accents
    >dubsteps
    >neon shizzle

    looks okay.

    • bloodiOS

      Interesting… let’s see if this is going to be able to leave an impression as positive as the anime did when I saw it way back then…

  • PrinceHeir

    question about Pokemon X and Y/

    if you erase your file, does that mean you can change the language settings?

    i know when i first started playing Pokemone X and Y, before you could go to the main menu, they will ask you what language you could set this on to.

    so can change my language if i delete my save?

    • Omega_Shiro

      That’s most likely the case but it seems a waste don’t try it till you are sure.

  • Elvick

    heh, was banned from neogaf in a post where the only ‘bad’ thing I did was called a cheater in the news a bitch and the man who murdered her cheating partner a lunatic.

    No regrets. Dumbest reason I’ve been banned, and I was banned from GameTrailers for reporting valid things too much… no, that still wins.

    Back to doing nothing out of boredom. Yay

    Plus side, got the platinum in LEGO Marvel took almost 40 hours. Though I wasted a lot of time breaking shit for studs. Little did I know you could equip every single multiplayer and get nearly a million studs per stud. Have well over a billion studs just sitting there.

    Also started ACIV: Black Flag.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    What anime are you trying out for the winter season?

    My list:

    Go! Go! 575
    Hamatora
    Nisekoi
    Wake Up Girls
    Yokai Watch

    • Anime10121

      Sailor Moon (I mean it IS still coming isnt it Toei…right…RIGHT?!? sobs)
      Chunnibyou2
      Nisekoi (dont know if ill stick to it or not though)
      Space Dandy
      Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda
      Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta (again looks kinda interesting but dont know if Ill finish)
      Pupa
      Mahou Sensou (looks intriguing)

      Thats my list so far. For the I know I’ll finish list its just

      Chuu2
      Space Dandy
      Pupa
      Sailor Moon (if its still coming this winter, though I sadly doubt it)

    • PrinceHeir

      for now i’m only watching the past works that i haven’t watched or finished.

      my plans are

      finished Gundam Wing/Operation Meteor/Endless Waltz this month

      Watch Shoujo Utena and Mawaru Penguindrum this spring and Sailor Moon if it comes out.

      then around april-may the Monogatari series(watched Bakemonogatari last 2010, don’t remember a thing now), some ecchi anime like Kampfer, Sekirei, Queens Blade or Campione etc.

      then around summer it’s gonna be Evangelion Month from me. watching the original series, remastered episodes, end of evangelion, death rebirth(rebirth 2 etc) and Rebuild of Evangelion.

      and i have to maintain my Japanese language so more study on that field as well.

      so definitely gonna be a busy year for me XD

    • Nice Boat

      Finished with Gundam ZZ. Now Hamatora, Gundam Unicorn, the second half of Fate Zero, Kill la Kill.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      No idea. I just watch literally whatever whenever.

    • GhostNomad

      Just started Initial D about a week ago. Got three episodes left of the fifth stage and then that’s done.

      I watched the first 4-5 episodes of Magi with my best friend when I was visiting for the holidays so I’ll be getting back on that probably after Initial D.

      I’ve also been wanting to rewatch all of Dragon Ball Z/GT but that’s one hell of a project >.>

      I did manage to find A.D. Police: To Protect and Serve and that’s a pretty short anime so I’ll probably end up watching that before anything else. I remember renting it from Blockbuster many years ago and I remember liking it but that’s about it. Been meaning to watch it again for the nostalgia and to actually pay attention this time :D

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

        Now you get to look forward to the movie coming out this year and the finale to Fifth Stage :p

        • GhostNomad

          On that note, I’m really curious to read the manga just so I can see what happens after the end of the Fifth Stage, and just to see what’s generally different from the show. Problem is, it’s a story about driving. It’s the same idea as one of my other favorite shows, Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad (which now that I remembered, I need to watch once again, and s-CRY-ed, and god damnit I forgot about the collection I am picking up from my best friend next weekend) BUT BACK TO THE POINT. Beck is about a kid who really wants to learn how to play guitar and be in a band, so there’s a lot of music. READING that story just doesn’t do it justice if you can’t hear the music, same as READING doesn’t do a RACING story any justice if you can’t watch the cars and hear the engines! WHY MUST IT BE SUCH A TEASE?!

    • kirby755

      Nobunaga the fool
      Hamatora
      Nobunagun
      and whatever else I can think of…..

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

      I’ve only been watching Hajime no Ippo: Rising this season and we’re currently halfway through.

    • Pyrofrost

      Well it’s not exactly anime, but Kamen Rider Gaim started not too long ago. It’s going pretty good so far ^_^

    • Elvick

      If Yokai Watch streams on Crunchyroll that.

      Otherwise idk

  • Budgiecat
  • 罪罰
    • kirby755

      I know right, I wanted that game for a long time, but we were never given the chance.

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

        You can import a copy for probably about $20 at this point.

        • kirby755

          True, its just now with so many games I want coming out and I don’t have spare money like I usually do anymore, that it breaks my heart. >_<

        • 罪罰

          It is! Holy crap!
          Buying the fuck out of it.

      • Budgiecat

        Capcom: We know you gaijiin don’t like pretty boys with pink hair, so we’re going to instead give you uncanny valley dudebro asymmetrical Caucasian middle aged bearded men that sorta…look like a cross between Nicholas Cage and that guy from Scrubs…

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

      Funny you should bring this up, heh. I actually went back to it recently because it’s been on my backlog along with a few other games. It is pretty fun though.

      Great soundtrack too. A shame it sold like shit.

  • kirby755

    Finished watching episode 1 to Nobunaga the fool and I have to say it does interest me. What do you guys think if you have watched it?
    P.S. Leonardo Da Vinci is going to be interesting character to me, if he is still alive atleast.

  • Xaltmas

    If Bulletstorm 2 is ever a thing, the debut trailer needs to be set to this song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo-qweh7nbQ

    • $18114340

      Bulletstorm 2 will probably never be a thing; Epic disemboweled People Can Fly and all Epic does is make mobile games now. Last I heard, they had denied any suggestion of such a thing, which makes me sad, because underneath the goofy storyline, terrible glitches, questionable pacing, and too much of a focus on hand-holding cinematics there was actually a pretty fun game underneath. If they ever do make a sequel, the entire thing should just play like Echoes mode straight through. Hopefully they’d actually put the title through quality assurance instead of rushing it like they clearly did the first, and give it the attention it deserves.

      • Xaltmas

        Yeah, Epic is pretty much irrelevant at this point, which is mind blowing.

        For many, Gears of War defined the 7th console generation. And now look at them.

  • Budgiecat
  • PrinceHeir
  • PrinceHeir

    for anyone who bought Castlevania Lords of Shadows Collection.

    what’s the expiration date for the codes? i wanna make sure i get the games before they expire(which is stupid since they could have put it on disc to begin with)

    • bloodiOS

      The code doesn’t expire, unless the PlayStation brand ceases to exist.

      • PrinceHeir

        actually it does expire.

        Uncharted 2 GOTY edition expires if you haven’t inputted the code on PSN(the GOTY is pretty much useless now).

        it’s only yours forever if you have inputted the code before the expiration date on the voucher.

        of course it will be gone when PSN goes down.

        • bloodiOS

          That’s what I’m trying to say, this code doesn’t have an expiration date.

          • PrinceHeir

            are you sure?

            i don’t think there’s any code that’s have an unlimited access, but if you say so then i’ll believe you

            • bloodiOS

              Yeah, I looked everywhere but couldn’t find any expiration date.

              • PrinceHeir

                oh that’s great ^^

                thanks for the confirmation btw!

  • Budgiecat

    Too bad this video isnt in 720p or so but here’s a comparison vid of SRZ OG2nd to SRW Z3
    Is it me or is Z3 made to look more ‘old school cel Anime type’ while OG 2nd looks more digital?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4tp4HqTc0w

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

      Duh? OG uses a different graphics system compared to Z.

      • Budgiecat

        Hey don’t duh me.

        And change your avatar back to Mars already!

        http://s1.dmcdn.net/DVkwA/160×120-xYY.jpg

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

          I’m the senpai, you can’t make me =3=

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

        Not a PC gamer.

        I would be, but a lot of my favorite developers don’t support it.

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

          Just pointing out Gaben, Steam, etc. :p

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

          Ze Japanese are all about mobiles nowadays and before that it was consoles. You know the things games are meant to be played on (or if you are really retro arcade machines, though consoles are far better as you don’t have to waste quarter after quarter to keep playing a mediocre game with little to no story.)

    • $18114340

      TOMORROW

      • Xaltmas

        I thought CES started on Tuesday? Or are you talking about something different?

        • $18114340

          Valve is having a press conference on Monday at 5PM PT. Not sure if anything amazing is going to happen there but I’m still excited.

          http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/01/catch-valves-ces-press-conference-live-with-ars-monday-jan-6-5pm-pt/

          • Xaltmas

            Nice.

            Despite what many people say, PC gamers included, I think Steam Machines have the potential to really shake things up, so I can’t wait to hear more about them.

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

              I am not saying this because I hate PCs or anything but Steam Boxes/Machines whatever the hell the name of them is now, I don’t think they are going to change anything really. I mean have you seen those ass terrible “controllers”. That is my biggest complaint about PCs the (in my opinion) crappy controls. Those controllers do nothing to remedy that, they might even make it worse.

              • Xaltmas

                But you don’t have to use that controller. You could even use a 360 or a PS4 controller if you wanted.

                Also, one of the Steam Machines is already more powerful than the PS4 for $500.

                In 2-3 years, these things are going to demolish the current generation consoles.

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

                  Oh you can use legit controllers? Hmm… well that still doesn’t change my opinion. I don’t see them becoming big, they probably won’t fail outright, but I doubt they will gain much traction.

                  • Xaltmas

                    Still too early to call, but thankfully Valve will be giving out lots of new information tomorrow.

                    Even if the Steam Machines don’t change gaming as we know it, I hope it can at least take PC gaming away from Windows and move it to Linux.

                    That way Microsoft isn’t a part of the equation anymore.

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

                      I would definitely love the PC gaming scene to shift from PC to Linux. Even if I do not partake of it typically. (I only play MC, Terraria, and SB, with the occasional VN.)

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

    Well, looks like I have one less friend tonight. Someone on Facebook posted the results of this test he took and I just said I wasn’t surprised at the result and explained why. The next thing I know, he deletes my comments from the post, so I send him a PM and ask him why he did what he did.

    What does he tell me? He says I’m a buzz kill and that a majority of his friends agree. He said I could have just taken the test as well and posted my results, but instead I gave an in-depth character analysis and basically told him he was pointing out the obvious.

    So, I just told him he wouldn’t have to worry about hearing from me any more. If he’s going to dictate people’s opinions and simply allow those he wants to hear to be seen by the public, and make a fool out of me, then I don’t want any part of that friendship. A friend doesn’t tell you, “Well, because you don’t agree with my friends and think differently, I’m going to punish you.” They should embrace your individuality like you do and be thankful that you aren’t like a replica of their other friends, simply supplying you with the same answer over and over again.

    I think I’m getting to the point where I’m basically just thinking to myself, “screw people altogether” because it seems like no matter what I do or say, they end up rubbing me the wrong way. Once that trust is broken, it’s near impossible to repair. I trusted him to be the kind of guy that would hear me out even if my back was to the wall and everyone else disagreed with me, ya know? Regardless, if he wants to herd sheep, that’s fine.

    I’m just so sick and tired of giving people this rope and trying to be a friend by pulling them out of the well, only to have them grab me once they reach the top and toss me inside, then pull the rope out and leave me in the darkness. I let them express themselves freely, but when I do it, they treat me like I’m some kind of commoner and I only have the privilege to speak to the king if what I have to say is in agreement with his own thoughts, and I must follow these imaginary guidelines. It’s because of this I have slowly become more and more bitter as of lately.

    It’s easier to basically tell people to “fuck off” when they rub me the wrong way these days because chances are… They were going to screw me in the end, at some point, anyway. I just accelerated the process, that’s all. I realize it’s a rather cynical outlook, but please bear in mind… Last year, I lost a friend that I had basically grown up with as a kid. We knew each other for 15 years or so, I’d say.

    Yet, he threw that all away when he told me to “go to hell” just because we disagreed on a VIDEO GAME of all things. Granted, during the last few months, we weren’t really seeing eye to eye on a lot of things that was going on in the video game industry, but I always made sure to reassure him that it was okay. It was because of people like us that the industry has stayed alive. As opinionated as I am, even I realize that if everyone had the same opinion as me, we wouldn’t be getting a lot of these games that we see today and that would be a disappointment.

    Regardless… I suppose he got tired of us disagreeing on things, so he finally just cut ties with me. We had a spat before a few years ago where we disagreed on something (also video game related), but we got back in touch with each other a couple of years later. Everything seemed fine in the beginning, but after a while… He just got back to his old ways and started lashing out at me whenever I’d disagree with him on something. Eventually, we drifted apart again.

    I’m not going to bother reconciling this time though because I know it’s a lost cause. He told me he had changed before and I really believed him, but after our last argument where he basically threw every profanity from the book at me… Just for a different opinion… I don’t believe there’s any hope for us being friends again. So, you see, it has basically been a downward spiral ever since and I’ve been losing friends left and right as of lately.

    I guess this is the price one pays for being vocal with their opinion, especially if it doesn’t coincide with the thoughts of those around you, but… If I had to choose between having dozens of friends by basically being a puppet, rather than speaking my mind, or being all alone in this world with my freedom to express myself… I would take the latter every time. If sharing my different opinions means I will continue to drive people away, one by one, then so be it.

    • $18114340

      I’m going to sound like an asshole for saying this, but maybe if you’re “losing friends left and right”… the problem isn’t him.

      That being said, I’ve had similar experiences with people I trusted just randomly deciding to destroy relationships over completely trivial things… stupid shit like drugs, teenage drama… so if there’s a lingering misanthropy then it’s understandable if you feel that way. I guess the simple truth is that most people are probably not going to be friends with each other.

      Also, stop using Facebook. You’ll be a happier person.

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

        >I’m going to sound like an asshole for saying this, but maybe if you’re
        “losing friends left and right”… the problem isn’t him.

        No, that doesn’t make you sound like an asshole. It just makes you sound like you’ve been programmed by society to believe that if someone thinks outside of the box, then they must be the problem, not the contents within the box.

        >Also, stop using Facebook. You’ll be a happier person.

        You can’t generalize a social outlet like that. You could basically replace Facebook with:

        Gematsu
        Twitter
        Ask.fm
        Myspace
        etc.

        They all come with their ups and downs. No site is free from negativity.

        • MosquitoLemon

          Let me put this in perspective for you. When I read,
          “He says I’m a buzz kill and that a majority of his friends agree.”

          I thought to myself, “I’m not surprised. Buzz kill on the internet, buzz kill in real life.”

          Now, if I were your friend, I wouldn’t say that because I’m not a horrible human being. But I’m not your friend, I’m a horrible internet person (who, in part, respects your taste in games).

          So you see the difference? No, what you said and did isn’t ‘wrong’ in the empirical sense, but in the social sense it sounds pretty awful. So yeah, enjoy not having any friends while we enjoy our lives inside the box. (but seriously, this sounds like a personal problem and I hope you sort it out, and no, the internet is NOT the place to do so).

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

            A relationship shouldn’t determine whether or not you are “horrible” to someone. One shouldn’t be selective with their kindness, ya know? I can understand you wanting to treat your friends better, but just because someone isn’t a friend doesn’t mean you should run them into the ground without even taking their feelings into consideration.

            Yes, what I say may be a “buzz kill” to some, but I’m also just stating what some of the people in the room are probably thinking, but don’t want to say because they’re afraid of being singled out like I usually am. Peer pressure can be a powerful thing… Especially if it means these people won’t associate with you or hang out with you any more if you disagree with them. In essence, I believe a large portion of society has instilled fear within people to have them agree with others, even if they don’t genuinely believe what they say.

            That’s just my personal opinion though. I’ve seen one too many people do this when I was growing up in high school and online quite frequently. They will agree with you behind closed doors, but if they are in front of a crowd, they will agree with the majority instead.

        • $18114340

          No, that doesn’t make you sound like an asshole. It just makes you sound like you’ve been programmed by society to believe that if someone thinks outside of the box, then they must be the problem, not the contents within the box.

          What does this have anything to do with thinking outside of the box? Maybe you’re thinking inside the box and just don’t know it. Or maybe there isn’t a box, and it’s just something you made up to justify your apparent righteous indignance to yourself.

          You can’t generalize a social outlet like that. They all come with their ups and downs. No site is free from negativity.

          True, but the problem is with the people as much as it is with the site that they congregate around. So if you can’t generalize the sites, you can’t generalize the people either. Different social networks are meant for different demographics. I certainly don’t come to Gematsu for the same reasons one would go to Facebook.

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

            >What does this have anything to do with thinking outside of the box?
            Maybe you’re thinking inside the box and just don’t know it. Or maybe
            there isn’t a box, and it’s just something you made up to justify your
            apparent righteous indignance to yourself.

            Again, if you were programmed to think that way by society, then of course your natural thought process would be to simply block out what I’ve told you and believe I’m the one with a problem, rather than what you have grown accustomed to for so long. Just imagine how it used to be so long ago when people were sitting around campfires talking about how lightning was being produced by God. Now, keep that image in mind, but add another individual… Someone who isn’t from where the others are.

            This person explains to them a scientific reasoning behind why lightning occurs. Of course they are going to disbelieve him (and probably call him a heretic), but that’s simply a ‘majority rules’ situation. We have a population of 5,183 people in our town and none of them agree with you, therefore we are right.

            Now, that’s not to say my opinion was fact earlier, but the same mentality applies. Even before you begin to type or say something to another person, they have already made up their mind as to where they stand on the matter. If you place 5 individuals in a room and 3 of them say their favorite color is green, then the other two may simply feel inclined to agree so they don’t feel singled out. There are very few people who willingly go into situations, knowing it’s 1 VS 5 beforehand, and stick to their guns.

            Well, I’m one of those people. I realize a lot of people don’t agree with what I have to say. That in itself is perfectly fine, but what I have a problem with is when they try to strip away that freedom.

            >True, but the problem is with the people as much as it is with the site
            that they congregate around. So if you can’t generalize the sites, you
            can’t generalize the people either. Different social networks are meant
            for different demographics. I certainly don’t come to Gematsu for the
            same reasons one would go to Facebook.

            That was my point. You saying people would be happier for not using Facebook is like telling a veteran “You’d stop having flashbacks if you didn’t have German friends.” It’s just not fair, honestly.

            • $18114340

              Again, if you were programmed to think that way by society, then of course your natural thought process would be to simply block out what I’ve told you and believe I’m the one with a problem, rather than what you have grown accustomed to for so long.

              I’m not saying you’re the one with a problem because you’re going against the grain, so to speak. And it is in fact incorrect of me to say, “well you’re the only common ground here, so that must mean you’re the problem,” because even though that may reflexively feel correct for me to think so, it doesn’t actually logically work that cleanly, and I definitely don’t have enough information to seriously assert that anyway. So I apologize for that.

              But it works both ways. If you’re willing to generalize people enough to turn yourself into some sort of victimized minority then it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. And it would be hypocritical to say, “all of you are just ganging up on me, so this can’t be my fault,” because that’s essentially just the reverse.

              Regardless, if someone is willing to cut ties with you over a disagreement about video games then yeah, in that specific instance that person is overreacting and unless you feel like self-censoring (which you don’t), there isn’t much you can do about that. But to act as if your own opinions are sacred enough that they HAVE to be voiced to the chagrin of others, or that to silence yourself would be dishonest and wrong, is asking for conflicts. It’s not just about the opinion being unpopular, it’s about how it is voiced.

              If you know that this guy is a jerk about video games and you decide to talk to him about video games anyway but he’s unwilling to change his handling of the subject, then it’s probably for the better that you cut ties, and good for you that you did. But again, we all share responsibility for differences in opinion, even if it doesn’t feel like it, or even if it feels unfair, or even if it feels unequal. To think of it any other way would either be too self-important or to be a pushover, and that’s no way to get along with anyone.

              Even before you begin to type or say something to another person, they have already made up their mind as to where they stand on the matter. If you place 5 individuals in a room and 3 of them say their favorite color is green, then the other two may simply feel inclined to agree so they don’t feel singled out. There are very few people who willingly go into situations, knowing it’s 1 VS 5 beforehand, and stick to their guns.

              This is probably too seriously topical to bring into the discussion, but for hypothetical sake let’s pretend that a group of normally amicable people are having an argument about abortion, or gay rights, or religion, whatever mega-controversy floats your boat. You KNOW it’s a warzone as soon as anybody opens their mouth. It might even get violent. At that point people aren’t even arguing about the subject at hand anymore. Best to avoid those unless you’re absolutely sure someone is willing to have a rational conversation on it.

              And if someone is trying to strip you of the freedom to express yourself… well think about that. Really think about that, because just by disagreeing and walking away (or disagreeing and subsequently being shut out) you’ve already expressed yourself. It doesn’t mean that anybody listened, but if they don’t that’s their problem. But I guess you already know that.

              That was my point. You saying people would be happier for not using Facebook is like telling a veteran “You’d stop having flashbacks if you didn’t have German friends.” It’s just not fair, honestly.

              Fair enough, since I guess it would be a cop-out to say I was being facetious.

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

                >But it works both ways. If you’re willing to generalize people enough to
                turn yourself into some sort of victimized minority then it becomes a
                self-fulfilling prophecy. And it would be hypocritical to say, “all of
                you are just ganging up on me, so this can’t be my fault,” because
                that’s essentially just the reverse.

                That’s like saying, “Oh, this kid gets bullied at school by other kids all the time, but he can’t be the victim because it’s his fault he’s different.” rather than focusing on the real issue at-hand. The real issue in my particular case is when I hear them out and let them speak their mind, but when I speak my own, they treat me with disrespect. I hate to harp on it here, but I can’t help but feel like the victim when this happens repeatedly.

                I don’t like playing the role, but I’d be lying if I said it was playing out any other way right now. As for the other stuff you said, I can agree with most of it… It’s just kind of hard to say your piece and walk away when they insult you for just having a different opinion. It would be like if I woke up one day and decided, “Ya know what? From now on, I’m going to think Europeans are liars because I don’t like how they think.”, and just disrespecting them every time they share their opinion with me.

                If you want to disrespect someone for a legitimate reason (I’m talking like a guy running out on your daughter after getting her pregnant or something like that), then I can understand that, but to simply disrespect someone for thinking differently than you? It’s just frustrating to see and I know that will seem hypocritical to a few of you on here since I can come across as brash when voicing my opinion, but I harbor no ill feelings.

                I’m just not very good at expressing myself the way I want to. The words sound proper in my head, but when I type them out or say them, people tend to think I’m trying to be offensive, which can be quite unfortunate at times.

    • Anime10121

      One of the many reasons I dont Facebook…causes far more problems than it should.

      • Omega_Shiro

        Yep its not worth it!

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      I am not going to pass judgement upon you or your friends. Nor will I comment about the issue you seem to be having. But I will say maybe… this isn’t the most appropriate place to be discussing this?

      • $18114340

        DEAR DIARY

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

          Try to use less caps lock next time buddy, other than that I honestly have NO idea what the fuck your two dumbass word fucking reply is trying to do besides be antagonistic.

          • $18114340

            :'(

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

              Don’t use would-be emoticons instead of a valid response please. I hate people that give no reason to their actions, right/valid or not.

              • $18114340

                chill out bro

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

                  I am chill I would just like a valid response from you.

                  • $18114340

                    don’t gotta be so meen

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

                      I am not.

      • PrinceHeir

        huh? actually this is an appropriate place to discuss this.

        this is an OPEN FORUM. anything goes here be it life, video games, anime or any unrelated stuff.

        it’s better to get some advice, especially when you don’t anywhere to go through besides your family.

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

          I understand it is an Open Forum, but personal issues… eh not so much. I mean should he even wish for advice of strangers on the web anyways? I am not saying it is wrong, but I find it odd, and questionable for him to do so. Especially with people like gold who seems to be taking things far too seriously/far.

          • $18114340

            I’m always serious! Always.

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

            Lol. I can understand why you would think that. You have to realize though… I’m online 24/7. This is my social life, so I don’t really have anyone outside of the internet I can turn to for answers.

            Also, I’m obviously not going to take everyone’s answer seriously. I’m just curious as to how people feel about this and/or can relate to it.

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

              Trust me, a guy like me, ain’t got a social life outside either. I made a couple good friends while still in high school and we meet up every couple months and talk online the rest.

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

                Yeah, the only friends I had were from high school, but they’ve all moved on.

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

                  Well the friend from high school is a huge otaku. So we stay friends.

        • $18114340

          I’d say it depends. Is someone actually looking for advice, or just self-validation? The internet seems like a nice place to look for these things, but the quality of either you may receive is open to doubt.

          • PrinceHeir

            that’s why it’s good to build trust here.

            i’ve known Tetsuya for awhile now(well not personally) since andriasang and i have an idea on what kind of person he is.

            nothing wrong asking advice here, you see Zero here telling us his personal life and all yet i don’t see anyone here calling him out.

            heck i just asked an advice here on how to apologize to a girl i met from college last year since i did i stupid thing.

            but at least it all went smoothly now, and i’m not embarrassed on asking these kind of helps and i do plan asking some more if another situation arises(well i probably won’t do it again in a long time)

            though of course not all problems can be solved here(especially real family problems), but at least giving some sort of advice or any thoughts are well appreciated instead of holding it back all on your own.

            in any case of course it maybe that Tetsuya just wants to shout all of his anger in some place. so open forum is probably a okay place to do it(for me)

            • $18114340

              nothing wrong asking advice here, you see Zero here telling us his personal life and all yet i don’t see anyone here calling him out.

              in any case of course it maybe that Tetsuya just wants to shout all of his anger in some place. so open forum is probably a okay place to do it(for me)

              Most of what Zero mentions of his personal life seems more apologetic for his lack of presence here than anything. And there’s nothing wrong with shouting your anger into the Open Forum (at least, *I* don’t think there is, for whatever that’s worth), just don’t be surprised if it shouts back.

              • PrinceHeir

                well i’m sure Tetsuya is prepare for that and probably will fight back as well XD

          • Elvick

            The quality of advice in real life is just as open to doubt.

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

        Well, it’s not the BEST place to have it, but it’s the free forum and I spend a lot of time at Gematsu.

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

          Aye. It is your choice. I am not judging.

    • 罪罰

      You gotta chill man… I got to that point but I just let everything takes its course, people that are that stupid get what they deserve later on. I rarely comment things in a serious manner, I take pretty much everything with a grain of salt these days.

      • PrinceHeir

        you and me, we need a drink together XD

    • PrinceHeir

      ehh that sucks , but what can you do?

      for me i pretty much lost all of my friends. i don’t really plan on going back on them since i still remember them back stabbing and acting like an asshole.

      and of course the naive me got pressured due to society standards that was place on the school.

      now that i remember it, i’m actually glad i haven’t seen them in 5+ years now and i hope it stays that way.

      some people message me from time to time, but most of them already stopped and moved on their lives.

      i only have 8 friends(yes 8) in facebook, two of which is Suda51 and Hironobu Sakaguichi, 4 are basically from an online game community and one is from Gematsu.

      i have probably the two person that is still in my list and used to go to school from grade 1 till 3rd year(i moved to the US in my senior year) and already i’m thinking of removing them since i don’t really think it’s gonna make a difference if she is in my list or not.

      i only use facebook for gaming and anime related news. places like Jlist, righstuf, funimation, translated VN games etc.

      so yeah i feel for you, it’s funny how they say in Japan not a lot people are socializing, but in reality it’s pretty much the same anywhere in the world.

      in my early college years, there were good people who tried to make friends to me, then after just 1 semester i never get to hear them ever again. and tbh i don’t really mind that, we are already busy as it is and got no time with socializing with random people.

      and alot of people do act snob nowadays, so i don’t really plan on dealing with any of this shit.

      the only person i talked to is my brother and basically the gaming community and anime/manga/H-manga community online(Gematsu, Japanator, H-rules etc)

      so i’m perfectly fine being like this, don’t care if you call me an Otaku or not, i’m fine the way things are.

      • 罪罰

        We are your tomodachiis <3

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

          Can people met online truly be friends though if never they meet face-to-face?

          • 罪罰

            I still talk to people daily that I’ve known over the internet for 6 years, tomodachiis have no limits.

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

              I suppose so but for me I have a person I met online that I have become good friends with, but it is different than my friends I’ve met at school or work.

          • $18114340

            What people define as “friendship” is up to them, just as much as what people self-define as “friendship” may or may not actually be good for them.

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

              I think everybody agrees to what defines a friend but it is different for me than people I have met face-to-face. Mainly because I am a different person entirely when not on the net.

          • PrinceHeir

            well one of the person on my FB actually lives on the same state as me and we actually said if we could meet and hang out with each other since we share the same hobby and interests.

            he was actually a good guy, he’s not one of those people who get’s angry too easily if something bad happens to him. in fact he kind of reminds me of myself, but he has alot of good friends and real life friends only.

            though he is definitely shy, and unfortunately we haven’t meet up again since summer since we’ve been busy in our lives, but we message and talk about video games once in a awhile.

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

              Aye. But see you have met him before. And this response kind of doesn’t really answer my question.

              • PrinceHeir

                that thing is that i met him through FB at first then in offline.

                he’s pretty much the same persona online. of course this may not be true to everyone(heck i might be lying right now ho ho ho XD)

                in any case, of course they’re are risks. i guess i can be a naive risk taker XD

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

                  Meeting irl is fine. Nothing wrong with that. I am saying I am different irl and that I have a different connection to friends I made irl or have met irl.

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

            I’d like to think so, yes. I have a handful of friends currently, all of which are online because the few personal ones I had moved a while back. I don’t treat them any differently than I would if I knew them face to face.

            Some people believe in separating ‘internet friends’ from your ‘real life friends’, but as far as I’m concerned… The internet is real life. Sometimes we take this for granted and forget that there is a live breathing body on the other side of that monitor… Someone with feelings.

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

              Indeed. I am the one who is different irl not them. ANd I don’t treat them differently it is simply a different connection.

    • bloodiOS

      A couple can break up, spouses can divorce, even children can cut ties with their families, so losing friends isn’t really something to fret about. Personally, unless you personally feel the need to do it, I don’t see any reason to go out of your way to repair a damaged relationship. It isn’t damaged for no reason, it’s damaged because it doesn’t work out. Just focus on the relationships that works and there will simply be less to burden the mind. And really, so what if you eventually end up without any friend? If you can live perfectly fine without a friend, then there really isn’t any problem. If you really want a friend, then you would already be actively going out looking for one. There isn’t any point in living a life if it isn’t sastifying one…

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

        Well, I probably could live without any friends, but I could also live without a partner. Despite this… I’d rather not live this way. However, I also don’t want to force anything like that, if that makes sense.

        • bloodiOS

          I mean, well, if you want to start a relationship and it works out, it’s all fine and good, of course. I’m just thinking that if your relationship with someone is damaged because that person can’t accept you for being who you are, then I think it’s best to just leave it. People get into fights, that’s normal, but they make up afterward, one way or another. However, if someone feels strongly enough to think that it’s okay to cut you out of their lives because of a difference of opinions then there really isn’t a point in pursuing that relationship.

    • Budgiecat

      You kinda are a buzz kill

      For one thing, you won’t even change your avatar back to Godmars when I ask you to and that hurts…

      http://toyboxdx.com/brog/wp-content/uploads/2009/img_2280.jpg

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

        See? This is how I know who to take advice from and who to ignore, lol.

  • kirby755

    Holy Crap!!! Nobunagun is pretty badass so far. Also that ED song was awesome, I’m definitely looking forward to that series.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhtvJ2pJN2Q

  • Pyrofrost
    • $18114340
    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Is it bad I mained her in Dissidia?

      • Pyrofrost

        Hell no man! Shantotto is fucking boss! ^_^

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

          Good. xD

      • new_tradition

        Dissidia was the first time I “met” her. I love how she talks in rhyme ^^

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      They need to add her event to FFXIV already. Perhaps, after the Lightning event comes back and ends?

  • bloodiOS

    How cruel were you when you were a kid? I remembered once dropping a dying rat caught in trap into an ant hill then just stood there, watched the carnage, then poured in some engine oil and lit the ant hill on fire.

    • PrinceHeir

      hmm i do remember that someone was acting like a jerk to me then i was drinking water, out of nowhere he appears and begins to tease me and call me names.

      i was just drinking water on a cup, then as he keeps blabbering i quickly tilt my cup forward and the water splash on to his face with all the kids laughing at him.

      then out of nowhere he starts to cry then his mother came bitching at me for “hurting” his son.

      i was around 11 and he’s probably 6-7.

      after the incident i kinda laugh it off XD

      • bloodiOS

        Ah, those mothers… such killjoys, always there for the kids who start things off but can’t take it.

    • Budgiecat

      My friend did stuff like that to random animals as a kid

      Now he just recently opened up a dog obedience school….

    • Elvick

      Never did that.

      I was laid back

  • z_merquise

    George Kamitani’s 2014 artwork:

    http://vanillaware.co.jp/gallery/vanillaware2014.jpg

    • Pyrofrost

      Absolutely glorious, my friend!

    • bloodiOS

      Hmm… not enough life…

      • Pyrofrost

        I see what you did there! xD

      • z_merquise

        I blame Kotaku.

    • Xaltmas

      Can’t wait to see what they are going to do next. They have quickly become one of my favorite developers, up there with Platinum and Bethesda.

      • Pyrofrost

        They certainly put a lot of heart and soul into their games, and they absolutely love what they do.

        BTW, did you snag Odin Sphere?

        • Xaltmas

          Not yet. I’m debating on whether I want to just get it via PS2 Classics or track down a physical copy.

          • Pyrofrost

            Shouldn’t be hard to get a physical of that. It actually made PS2’s greatest hits. Getting a “black label” might be hard though.

            • Xaltmas

              eBay has plenty. I’ll make up for getting a used copy by pre-ordering their next game (whenever that may be). :P

              Oh, and there is all of that Muramasa DLC I’ll be buying day one.

              There is just a part of me that is really holding out for a Vita port, though there has been absolutely no reason to think that it will.

              • Pyrofrost

                Man, Odin Sphere and Grimgrimoire would be great on Vita!

                • Xaltmas

                  Vanillaware’s art is wasted in SD. Nothing less than the Vita’s OLED or full HD is good enough.

                  Muramasa and Dragon’s Crown are both eye-meltingly gorgeous on Vita.

                  • Pyrofrost

                    Dude, I couldn’t agree more with you.

                    I’m still pretty salty on Grand Knights History not making it over, even as an importer. It’s 10 times more worthy of localization than Type-0; and is far more deserving of being played by gamers around the world.

        • z_merquise

          @Xaltmas:disqus @ShinkuTachi:disqus
          I recommend Grimgrimoire too. It’s one of the unique games I played for the PS2. Pretty underrated too, it sadly never get the attention it deserved.

          http://e-shuushuu.net/images/2008-10-26-121676.jpeg

          • Pyrofrost

            Oh that one was definitely fun as well, and hard hell -_-; how could I have forgotten that.

          • Xaltmas

            Isn’t it like some kind of RTS thing?

            • z_merquise

              2D RTS. They were huge fans of Starcraft and that what inspired them to made this game at that time.

              • Budgiecat

                I didnt like it

                The only rts I ever tolerated was SRW Scramble Commander 2nd

                • z_merquise

                  Aw, I see. I enjoy Grimgrimoire even if it felt like it can be much better with more content.

                  Not a fan of RTS? I use to love it back when PC games aren’t demanding when it comes to the hardware requirements. Last RTS that I played and love is Company of Heroes and that game was released like years ago.

      • z_merquise

        For now, it’s only Muramasa DLCs. But I’ll always look forward on whatever games they’ll make.

        • Xaltmas

          You got my hopes up with that mech artwork. :P

          That, combined with the gameplay that PrinceHeir posted would be absolutely godlike.

          Personally, while I love both Muramasa and Dragon’s Crown, I kind of hope their next game is single player. Or, at least not as dependent on co-op like DC is.

          Though, that might just be because I’m using the elf.

          • z_merquise

            Muramasa is their latest game that’s single-player.

            But while I really love Dragon’s Crown, I also wish that their next game had a stronger focus in the story and characters like Odin Sphere and Grimgrimoire (aside from having fun gameplay, of course).

            Odin Sphere, for me, is one of the games that really had a great story writing and character development.

          • z_merquise

            Elf is actually pretty good for solo play in Dragon’s Crown. It’s just her playstyle is different compared to the melee-based classes.

            It’s the spellcasters (Wizard and Sorceress) that gave me hard time playing solo especially in higher difficulties.

    • bloodiOS

      After going through their gallery, I personally think the 2010 art did a better job promoting their lively hometown:• Click here to continue!

    • PrinceHeir

      ahh so that’s why it’s Vanilla Ice cream :D

      i actually thought the girl was plump, then i realized it was just a mirror on her back and she’s actually skinny as hell.

      instant saved!

  • bloodiOS

    • Budgiecat

      He’s looking at me…..

      • bloodiOS

        …straight into the windows to your soul…

  • 罪罰

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=proylafJBGk
    This is a great Japanese lesson.

    • Xaltmas

      That was incredible. Holy shit.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      lol Uh… ok. xD

    • PrinceHeir

      lol why is his english voice soo rough sounding, yet his Japanese is normal XD

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        For teh lolz?

      • 罪罰

        The rough voice is fake, but I laugh so hard when he speaks clearly it becomes so out of character.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      What in the world? lol

  • Xaltmas

    THATS MY SECRET CAPTAIN

    IM ALWAYS ANGRY

    ASFHFSHSTHTGDJDYJDYIYFJCYJ

  • 罪罰
    • Pyrofrost

      Join everyone saying console gaming is doomed?

      • 罪罰

        but consoles are da best :c

        • Pyrofrost

          I was only saying that in jesting. That stupid “console gaming is doomed” song as been on repeat for about the past 15 years now.

    • Xaltmas

      oh man i cant wait to play mass effect 4 on my tablet

      oh my god its a billion degrees and why is my battery life already at 15%

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      lol Read the title. 192 cores? What the fuck. xD What are the clock speeds for each core?

    • Elvick

      Nothing, tablets are built for multitasking and doing a lot of different shit. While the PS4 is built for gaming.

  • z_merquise

    Space Dandy is really fun. I watched the English dub and I found it pretty good especially the animation. I love that Dandy’s robot talked with an auto-tune. Yep, it’s another series I’ll watch weekly.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Heheh. I love the robot’s personality.

    • Budgiecat

      yeah I think its one of those ‘dub is better than the sub’ anime…

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Edit 3: Decided against CoP and I am going to chalk it up to the 3 planes thing being weird, and recommendations for it being shoddy. That way I can justify not buying the game to myself.

    Edit 2: Likely won’t get PXZ, CoP is still possible though.

    Edit: Ok so I will very likely get Muramasa and Dragon’s Crown, but can anybody tell me CoP is good/fun/enjoyable/recommended. I also saw Project X Zone pop-up another one I haven’t gotten because I am on the fence about so same for it.

    I’ve been seriously considering picking up 3 titles in a genre I usually don’t play. Which ones if any would you recommend (if all say all). Code of Princess, Dragon’s Crown, and Muramasa Rebirth. The later two being from Vanillaware so I assume those will be recommended, and the first two being published by Atlus, though that unlike being Vanillaware doesn’t guarantee anything. Dragon’s Crown has both things going for it so I am likely going to pick that up if not the other two as well.

    • Pyrofrost

      To be quite honest, all of them are good games.

      Though you will get far better multi-player value out of Dragon’s Crown and far more single player value from Muramasa.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        So you would recommend those two. What about CoP?

        • Pyrofrost

          Code of Princess is good as well. Though, imo, it doesn’t provide as much single player value as Muramasa; and you won’t find the amount of people playing online as plentiful, as Dragon’s Crown.

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

            So recommended or not?

            • Pyrofrost

              All three are good, but I would recommend Dragon’s Crown or Muramasa over Code of Princess.

              Considering neither the dev nor the publisher, the two I recommended will provide an all-around better experience depending on what you’re looking for, single player or multi-player.

              However, concerning Dragon’s Crown, I don’t know if it would be better to recommend the PS3 version or the Vita version.

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

                I have no PS3 so yah. xD But yah the one I am truly on the fence about is CoP so heh I guess I should just ask if CoP is worth getting.

                • Pyrofrost

                  I had lots of fun playing it. If you are able to get all three, I’d say go ahead. However, if you can only get one or two of the three, I would recommend the other two (depending on how you want to play.

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

                    I can get all three if I really want to.

    • Elvick

      I have all three. I really like all of them, but personally I don’t find playing CoP as enjoyable as the other two.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Mhm, mhm. I am probably going to be getting MR, and DC, but… CoP I am so iffy about.

        • Elvick

          See your edits. I think the 3 planes is clunky, so good call on CoP.

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

            I will order them soon I don’t want to do it right before going to bed. Heh.

  • Pyrofrost
  • Elvick

    I have the most mundane dreams. Like checking my email dreams. :

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Winning @ Dreams.

      • Elvick

        D:

  • bloodiOS

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bloodiOS

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

    Argh… I just stayed up later than I wanted to in order to participate in the lottery for KanColle, but no dice. I wasn’t one of the lucky 5,000 new Admirals to join the ranks ;w;

    All for a stupid reason too, lol. Well, I went to the main website like I was supposed to at the exact time it stated. If you are in the lottery, you get a message requesting you reload the page every 5 minutes (as seen in the picture).

    I was doing that, so that wasn’t an issue. I noticed they announced 3,000 users had already been selected in the first 10 minutes, so I figured I was just part of the group of 2,000, but nope… 30+ minutes later, I was still getting the same message.

    This was my first time participating, so I thought maybe it was just taking a while, but after doing this for over an hour, I was starting to get suspicious. So, I checked their main Twitter account and it said the lottery was over and 5,000 users had been chosen.

    Yet, here I was still on the reload screen. Why? Turns out… I needed to have my PC clock adjusted to JST timezone for the lottery to work properly. UGHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

    Granted, when reading the tutorial about how to enter, it advised you to change your clock to JST, but I just figured it was a helpful tip so people would know when the lottery begins (if it’s at 17:30 like it was today). Apparently, it’s mandatory though. The system checks your IP (there’s a region lock, so I’m using a VPN) and your PC clock for whatever reason. Otherwise, you end up like me and get stuck in a never ending ‘reload every 5 minutes’ message loop, thinking you might actually win when, yeah… You’re just being trolled.

    Well, I’ll be ready to try again next time. It just sucks that I basically stayed up this late for nothing :|

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

    You guys thought we were having a slow news week earlier? I’d take that over what Kotaku is doing, lol. Hell, it seems like they just grab anything these days just to get them clicks, huh?

    http://kotaku.com/pokemon-x-y-might-feature-a-transgender-character-1495358387

    I never knew transgenders were such a hot topic. Oh my!

    • PrinceHeir

      oh boy more changed dialogues!

      thanks again Nintendo! i once Bravely Default comes out, expect to see tons of changes popping out on the net.

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

        Yeah, you see that a lot in older localized J-RPGs. A girl may have a brother complex in the original, but they simply translate ‘nii-san’ or ‘onii-chan’ to the dude’s name, lol. A lot of people who didn’t understand Japanese would just brush it off, but for people like me who actually KNOWS what that means… I’m like, “Yeah, I’m pretty sure that’s not his name and it means something else.”, lol.

        I guess fansubbers do the same thing though. I mean, it’s clear who the character is addressing if they are the only ones in the room, but there’s definitely something going on if she’s always addressing her elder as ‘onii-chan’ and acting all lovey-dovey :p

  • bloodiOS

    I’m currently watching Gundam SEED HD Remaster and… it’s a mixed bag. There are some new scenes here and there, with some scenes are properly redrawn so they look nice and sharp. Most of the time though, there just seem to be cropped scenes that were decently upscaled from DVD quality (the thickness of outlines and blurriness is quite a huge contrast to the redrawn ones.) However, I’ve also seen a bunch of grossly upscaled scenes that simply looks disgusting…

    In any case, it’s good that this scene is included:

    Click here to view the image (NSFW)!

    • PrinceHeir

      awesome!!

      actually that scene was from the Special Edition compilation OVA.

      so i’m glad they kept it! even much more high quality and more revealing to boot :)

      i’m actually surprised that Gundam Seed is probably the only series where they have sex scenes(not even sure if Destiny had one)

      i wonder why they stop putting these? Gundam 00 had some kissing and hugging scenes, but no sex scenes.

      • bloodiOS

        Really? This seems like an extended scene to me, because I remember the scene from Special Edition only has part of it (I could be wrong, since it has been a long time.)

        • PrinceHeir

          yup

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxOoPCxA0Mg

          song is removed on the video btw due to copyright(of course; it’s from TM Revolution)

          the GIF that you showed me seems they either removed the song or the subbers didn’t put any lyrics on it(probably the latter).

          but it’s basically the same. the scene on GIF was just pasted together and removed the battlefield background.

          of course i haven’t fully watched the HD Remaster yet, but since i have them now i guess i might watched them sometime this year.

          though i still have tons of shows to go through, so i guess i’ll pull a Wing on this and watched it on December just like what i’m doing with Wing now.

          • bloodiOS

            That’s it! My memory is officially confirmed to be faulty! It seems they add a bit more clarity and sped up the movements though *LOL*

            Also, unlike Special Edition, there wasn’t any insert song during those scenes in episode 16 (like in the original) so there wasn’t any lyric. Even if there is, I didn’t load the subtitles when I captured the footage so it wouldn’t matter.

            By the way, I actually pasted the scenes in GIF together myself. They actually don’t look like that in that episode. It’s rather funny, really, the way they placed those scenes in the HD Remaster edition makes it seem as though Kira was projecting the Archangel because… gotta have more sex! xD

            • PrinceHeir

              oh i see :)

              it’s probably much better that way XD

              btw which group did you use? the ones i see on nyaa are CHK, Ruell Raws, TenB.

              unless you get the raws and mux them with other subs.

              i have Ruell Raws now and i’m downloading CHK to compare the release.

              but i think CHK is better choice since he’s also doing Gundam Seed Destiny yet i don’t see Ruell doing destiny until all the BD’s are released.

              plus i can’t seem get to work the subs on the After Phase OVA from Ruell for some reason.

              the episodes from 1-48 are all working well, but the OVA seems it’s not working even if i changed my subs.

              what player are you using? i’m using K-lite Code Pack with Media Player Classic

              • bloodiOS

                TenB, because it’s the one that was hosted on Bakabt. And yeah, I’m using K-lite (with pretty much everything switched to LAV for the heck of it.)

                • PrinceHeir

                  ahh i see.

                  i don’t know why the OVA is not showing the subs on mine.

                  LAV?

                  • bloodiOS

                    You know how when you install K-lite, there’s an option to choose between ffdshow and LAV? I chose LAV for everything for the heck of it ;)

                    • PrinceHeir

                      what does it do basically?

                      it’s still part of MPC right?

                    • bloodiOS

                      It’s faster than ffdshow when it comes to stuffs encoded with Hi10P.

                    • PrinceHeir

                      oh i see.

                      should i reinstall this again?

                      you can’t choose both ffdshow and LAV?

                    • bloodiOS

                      You either run one or the other, can’t do both at the same time. If you have good enough computer, I suppose it wouldn’t matter either way.

                    • PrinceHeir

                      eh i wouldn’t risk it.

                      so i guess i’ll try it sometime this week ^^

                    • bloodiOS

                      I think you misunderstood. If you have a PC powerful enough, even if you’re using the slower ffdshow, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference ;)

          • Pyrofrost

            Nothing in that anime made me happier than the moment Flay was killed.

    • PrinceHeir

      btw what episode is this from the BD?

      i wanna check and see if it’s in Gundam Info :)

      • bloodiOS

        The 16th episode ;)

        • PrinceHeir

          thanks :)

    • new_tradition

      Oh my, if I didn’t hate Flay so much, I’d be saving that gif. I love it when there’s sex scenes that actually focus on the male characters too, lol.

      (Please lemme know if something happens between Athrun and Cagalli, they’re still my Gundam OTP :3)

  • PrinceHeir

    ahh having no news really drains you out on the net XD

    i haven’t slept too much. i slept yesterday around 12 noon then woke up around 6PM.

    and now it’s 6AM and i’m still not sleepy! damn winter classes will be starting tomorrow so i guess i’ll sleep alot today!

    • bloodiOS

      I feel your pain. My class starts the day after tomorrow and I’m just not ready for it.

      • PrinceHeir

        ehh?? :P

        actually my class was supposed to start last friday, but due to heavy snowstorm it was cancelled.

        this class ends till Jan 21(Tuesday) and i have 3 classes per week Tue, Wed, Friday from 10AM-4PM

        so yeah it’s gonna be a busy weak for me XD

        • bloodiOS

          I guess the college over here where I’m at must be functioning differently then. I also got three classes, but they occupy the whole week from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. I actually just signed up for classes the day before yesterday because I was too lazy. By the time I went to do it though, most of the classes I wanted to take was already filled up or their schedule simply don’t agree with mine…

          • PrinceHeir

            well i’m taking these so called Winter class.

            this class if taken on spring or fall would take around 2-3 months.

            so basically this is a sped up version of it.

            the actual spring class starts around the end of January till end of May

            • bloodiOS

              Nice. Where I’m at, no matter which season, classes always span two months (well, slightly more) but more hours are crammed into each week…

              • PrinceHeir

                i don’t see it here :(

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WFbsO59j1I

                maybe they removed it on youtube?

                man why can’t they have more scenes like this in Gundam series :P

                • bloodiOS

                  Oh, my bad, it’s supposed to be episode 15. I forgot the HD Remaster version does not include recap episodes (14 & 26). TenB however used the original numbering (leaving 14 and 26 missing), so I mistakenly told you it’s episode 16 instead. Here:

                  • PrinceHeir

                    thanks!

                    it’s a shame it’s only like 5-10 second clip.

                    i think this is much better than the Special Edition though. the TM Revolution BG music didn’t really fit the mood XD

  • bloodiOS

    Good Heaven! I’m so freaking sleepy, and it’s almost morning but I don’t want to sleep! What the heck?!

    • PrinceHeir

      ehh looks like i’ll take a nap now.

      since i want to wake up early to finish Gundam Wing.

      don’t do what i did earlier and slept around 12 noon. you’ll be exhausted and you’ll probably wake up around 5-6PM like i did XD

      • bloodiOS

        If I ever sleep at noon, I will also wake up at noon… tomorrow noon, that is xD

  • McPoo

    Would anyone else agree that the United States of America’s greatest export to date is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups?

    Well done guys on not only them, but the full range of Reese’s Peanut Butter goodies. Truly outstanding work.

    • Anime10121

      Favorite Hershey product bar none, nearly my favorite Chocolate candy second only to Mars’ Dove chocolate.

  • Omega_Shiro

    So I order 3 games from playasia one being god eater 2, Akibas trip 2 and Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki (I am REALLY late on the god eater 2 bandwagon)…..and I was using fed ex and they failed to send it to my apartment at the back door or front. I called them and I have to wait till tomorrow to get it if It fails then I have to go all the way to the airport to get it.
    Got to wait in the lobby of the apartment with my vita and a charger till it comes tomorrow, I cant sleep I might be up all day all night at this rate damn fed ex (though I must admit they were fast at getting the package)

    • Nightcore34

      I’ve had a delivery arrive at 7:20 in the morning, I, luckily, just woke up at 7 but I didn’t expect it to arrive so fast especially by royal mail.

      • Omega_Shiro

        Yea they are fast just daft when it comes to puting it in my box…

        • Nightcore34

          Is it quite a big delivery cause my game was a collectors edition so It defo wouldn’t fit through the mailbox.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      There are cheaper sites then playasia just saying

  • Xaltmas

    Series you want to see on next-gen consoles the most?

    The Elder Scrolls
    Gears of War (this one is probably done tho)
    Metal Gear Rising
    Doom
    Borderlands

    • Omega_Shiro

      ANY Metal Gear Game and a Borderlands game would be nice an Elder Scrolls as well if they use the next gen system right and make the pc version before the console one.

      • Xaltmas

        We’ll probably get a taste of what The Elder Scrolls VI will be like once Fallout 4 comes out, since I’m sure they’ll be using the same engine. Which hopefully isn’t the crap they’ve been using on the 360/PS3.

        As for Metal Gear, we’ve pretty much seen what the Solid games will be like on next-gen with MGS V, but I really want to see a Rising 2. The cutting mechanic should be much better with the more powerful consoles.

        And Borderlands 3 is a given since Borderlands 2 managed to sell like 8 million copies (hopefully the Vita version of BL2 is good. I’d love Borderlands on a handheld).

        • Omega_Shiro

          I completely agree with you on that maybe Metal Gear Rising 2 you can literally cut anything (including the cats lol) though you can cut alot
          I REALLY don’t want to see fallout or Elder Scrolls running on that shitty engine a good game needs a good engine.
          It cant handle resources correctly and shits itself, though It can look nice modded but tends to crash even more with any PC
          Looking forward to a Vita Borderlands 2 I wonder how it will look on vita nice OLED screen and how it will run.

          • Xaltmas

            Hopefully we’ll get some footage of it sooner rather than later. I really, really hope it ends up being a good port. Borderlands 2 is one of my favorite games on 360.

            I really wanna know how they’ll handle the DLC too, or if the Vita version will get it at all.

            I need my Gaige, yo.

    • Anime10121

      Metal Gear Rising
      Nights ( a REAL sequel, with better controls)
      Street Fighter V
      Megaman anything (least likely to happen on this list)
      Disgaea
      Devil May Cry (either version)
      Neptunia
      Wild Arms
      Tales of

      Not including the already confirmed stuffs like
      Tomb Raider
      Final Fantasy
      Kingdom Hearts
      Uncharted
      Metal Gear Solid

      • Omega_Shiro

        A next gen Tales of will be nuts I can’t wait but that’s in a year and a bit away or 2. We got plenty of Tales to keep us good for now as for a Megaman try Mighty No.9

        • Anime10121

          Probably be a bit longer on a Next Gen Tales, I honestly dont see one coming until 2017 or so…

          “For now as for a Megaman try Mighty No.9″, Kickstarted during the original program :) Just waiting for them to release it…in 2015 :(

          But even still, Mighty No. 9 aint Megs, and wont fill that itch I have for them to conclude the left over arcs from that series…

          • Omega_Shiro

            I don’t think Tales will take to long they are releasing more than they did. I wonder if a next gen Megaman will come but Mighty No.9 might scratch my itch a bit still not a Megaman though.

            • Anime10121

              Well, its just the fact that they’ll be starting again on a brand new console that has me worried about such a late release. Remember, it took them 3 years to jump into the ps360 gen, they were doing handheld mothership titles until they nailed the home console development.

              • Omega_Shiro

                Baba assured us it would be 2 years from 2013 if I remember right.

                • Anime10121

                  Source? I follow Tales news (along with FF, KH, and MGS) almost religiously, and I dont ever remember him confirming a time period for a next gen release, only him saying that the massive amounts of memory would be a big plus during development…

                  • Omega_Shiro

                    EDIT: I dont think he mentioned it as a set time just an approximate I really need to find it again.

        • 罪罰

          Tales gotta experiment more with the franchise, it always feels like they fall in their same cookie jar every time, the combat gets better each game but the style keeps flipping around, Vesperia had a great protagonist, that was a first for me but then they go all twisting and turning, I pretty much know the charm is in its generic animay style but Xillia 2 tried it, it was nice. Zesteria is also going places.

          The future is bright, if they keep it up.

          • Omega_Shiro

            Brighter than SE or Capcom….

      • Xaltmas

        Really interested in seeing what Capcom is going to do next with the Devil May Cry franchise.

        While I didn’t like DmC as much as the previous games, I didn’t think it was nearly as bad as some people have claimed.

        Besides an absolute shite ending, it was a pretty fun game.

        • Anime10121

          Exactly, I was a naysayer having only played a chunk of the game on my lil bros 360, but I ended up taking a gamble and purchasing it (for only 10 bucks) during the BF sales, and ended up thoroughly enjoying it.

          Now I did enjoy 3 and 4 a WHOLE lot more, DmC is a pretty good action game in its own right, one that I’d easily place with better combat than say…God of War, but yeah, I’m eagerly awaiting to see how Capcom will handle the next entry in the series. Go back to their origiginal formula which on average sold 2-3 times as much as the reboot while abandoning the reboot and taking a break from Dragon’s Dogma (which was developed by the Devil May Cry team), or continue on with the reboot and new Dragon’s Dogma entries…

          Which one Capcom, which one?

          • Xaltmas

            Capcom has really screwed up with the franchise, that is for sure. DMC4 was a huge success, being the best selling entry in the series.

            And then they decided to wait, what, 5 years and then reboot the whole thing? And then the reboot ended up tanking, not even getting close to DMC4’s sales.

            Devil May Cry 5 should have been out no later than 2011.

            • Anime10121

              Precisely, I wander if the lower cost of outsourcing to a smaller western studio was worth it in the end when they STILL had to basically come in and help with the actual combat gameplay…

              • Xaltmas

                A Devil May Cry 5 announcement at E3 or TGS would be a great way to get back some of the fans that Capcom has been losing over the past few years, that’s for sure.

                And I hope Ninja Theory takes the lessons they’ve learned from DmC to make a great new IP. They have some very talented artists, and I’m interested in what they are going to do next.

                • Anime10121

                  Yep, I’d most definitely love it, while I liked DmC, it wasnt the Devil May Cry series I’ve loved for so many years, so a return to the original series would be a big + in my book.

                  As far as Ninja Theory goes, I hope they do the same, while I havent exactly been a fan of their previous works (Heavenly Sword/that other NamDai game), they have indeed had gorgeous art, and if they can take what they’ve learned from gameplay mechanics in DmC and apply it to their own style of storytelling/art, they could have their first big hit on their hands.

            • 罪罰

              “best selling in the series!
              “It wasn’t successful enough!” – Capcom 2012

              • Xaltmas

                You’d think after RE6 and DmC they’d learn that it’s better to have a successful niche than trying (and failing) to capture that Call of Duty crowd.

                …nah. It’s Capcom, after all.

                • Omega_Shiro

                  They WILL lose money at this rate….

                • 罪罰

                  RE6 was an abomination, never again.

                  • Xaltmas

                    It’s amazing how far the series has fallen.

                    What with RE4 completely revolutionizing the third-person shooter and being considered by many to be one of the greatest games of all time.

                    • Anime10121

                      Thats what happens when you change focus from creating good content to vying for the highest sales :(

                    • 罪罰

                      Well, that’s what happens when Kamiya and Mikami work in a game, Kamiya is like “we gotta do this” and Mikami is like “well, be should try this instead” and in those instances we got the best RE games, 2 and 4.

              • Anime10121

                Capcom of 2012 sound an awful lot like Square Enix of 2013. “Tomb Raider did not live up to our expectations”, despite being one of the best selling in the series since its PsOne days…

    • 罪罰

      Dead or Alive 6 will be fun.

      • Xaltmas

        I hope Ninja Gaiden IV will be as well.

        Because god knows NG3 wasn’t.

        • 罪罰

          Nya~ Ninja Gaiden is dead on the new Team Ninja, at least Dead or Alive got a lot better.

        • Omega_Shiro

          I did not like NG3 It was painful to play.

          • 罪罰

            Razor Edge was a great improvement but still the game felt quite lacking in the other areas, they got the combat fixed so there’s that at least.

            • Xaltmas

              You can only polish a turd so much. At it’s core, NG3 was a broken mess.

              • Omega_Shiro

                I can’t stop laughing…..

              • 罪罰

                You can polish it enough so it can make people think it’s a good game, *cough* beyond *cough*

          • Xaltmas

            Razor’s Edge at least showed the have some idea of how they completely screwed up.

            I’m willing to give them one more shot with NG4.

      • Anime10121

        Oooh Ooh that too!! I thoroughly enjoyed 5, well until they came out with an enhanced update a few months later :(

        • 罪罰

          We all thoroughly enjoyed it :3

      • PrinceHeir

        soo many DLCs!

      • Budgiecat

        XBox version needs a Kinect 1st person boobie grope mode

    • 罪罰

      I’d also like to see Gravity Rush and FF Type-0 move to next generation, they’re just too good and seem to be hold back by the handhelds, Type-0 on PS4 would make me very happy.

      • Omega_Shiro

        That is something SE will be to blind to think of…..I am a FF fan I mean no insult to SE…

      • Anime10121

        Would be nice, but remember, the Type 0 team is helping with the development of XV, so it’ll be a long ways yet before they can start their own project. And besides I unfortunately remember Tabata saying that he prefers working on smaller projects… :(

        • Omega_Shiro

          Like mobile games (I REALLY hope not)

      • MrFinalgamer

        Tabata did sayt that if Type-0 is ever localized or made HD it would remain a handheld title

        • 罪罰

          >hd
          >handheld
          welp.

    • 罪罰

      Bioware sucks so much these days but a new Mass Effect more like ME2 with dem next generation UE4 graphics would cream my pants, ME2 is one of my favorite games.

      • Xaltmas

        Same. I absolutely adored Mass Effect 2.

        Shame about Mass Effect 3 fucking things up.

      • Omega_Shiro

        Yea it was REALLY good got me to play 1 and the disappointing 3…..

  • Xaltmas

    http://news.xbox.com/2014/01/xbox-one-january-thank-you

    Xbone has sold 3 million units world-wide so far. Pretty impressive for a console that everyone hates and wants to see fail.

    Hopefully 2014 brings lots of good stuff for both the Xbox One and the PS4.

    • Omega_Shiro

      Its all the bullshit from when it was first announced that it was hated but they fixed what it was right? But it seems like it deserves some respect. (this is a guy who has a room of Sony consoles) I did have a 360 till it died I liked it a lot actually.

      • Xaltmas

        Yeah, all the DRM and shit they wanted to push was scraped a good while before the thing came out.

        Thank god it did. Even as a huge 360 fan, I would have never bought an Xbone if it had all that crap.

        • Guest

          Yea DRM is a plague to gamers..

          • Omega_Shiro

            …..I was going to write that.

        • Omega_Shiro

          DRM seems like a good way to hurt a console…

          • 罪罰

            Whoever thought of online passes should be shot in the face, with a 50 cal.

            • Omega_Shiro

              ahaha yep!

    • 罪罰

      Don’t underestimate the dudebros, Xbone is the official console for the NFL.

    • Anime10121

      Wow these things are flying off of shelves :D

      Makes me wonder where the PS4’s at sales wise, considering by most “analyst (I know)” accounts the PS4 had a better December than the Xbone. Kinda funny that both of these consoles are reaching their fiscal goals/forcasts (I think Sony only planned on 4 mil by their end in March) while Nintendo keeps having to slash their forecasts down for Wii U every couple months…

      By no way is that indicative of me wanting Nintendo to fail or anything, as you folks know I’m anticipating more stuff for my Wii U this year than for my PS4, but, still kinda funny :P

      • Omega_Shiro

        Xenogear 2? or X as its called

        • 罪罰

          X is the killer must have game for Wii U and we all know it won’t sell that much, which is a shame. Monolith Soft stand with the best when it comes to RPGs but Nintendo doesn’t really give them the attention they deserve >_<

          • Xaltmas

            That’s not true! I’m sure Nintendo will give X the attention it deserves, just like The Wonderful 101!

            • 罪罰

              that’s not kawaii of you

              • Omega_Shiro

                Love Beyond the Boundary.

            • Anime10121

              Well to be fair, they did dedicate a Direct pretty much exclusively to tW101 in all regions…

          • Omega_Shiro

            I really need to get a wii U to be ready only I don’t want to get asked why I have one (there is no games but wind waker blah blah) not that I have others over really though the wii U is cheap here

        • Anime10121

          Oh GOD how I wish we were getting a Xenogears 2 (that’ll NEVER happen)

          But yeah, Monolith Soft’s Xenodlhfasdohi for Wii U is one of the games I’m hyped for, along with Bayonetta 2 and Smash Brothers.

          The only things for PS4 I’m REALLY hyped for are MGS V (which could also be played current gen) and uncertain 2014 releases like Uncharted and the much more likely to be released this year Order (18whatever year)…

          • Omega_Shiro

            Man I love my PS4 to bits!! I really do. Much improved to the PS3 much less painful to navigate about the menu

            • 罪罰

              Having no PS4 is boring :(

              • Anime10121

                Dont worry, currently, HAVING a PS4 is boring too…

                • Omega_Shiro

                  Well its not all that bad I am enjoying Killzone and Ac 4 and Knack and resogun actually quite good.

                  • Anime10121

                    Not really into Killzone and Knacks not something I’d pay full price for. I’m kinda wary on paying full price for platformers unless they’re Sonic or Ratchet and Clank (though I’ve yet to purchase the latest entries in either series either because Sonic LW demo disappointed me and the new Ratchet aint a “full fledged” Ratchet) so I’m waiting for it to come down in price a bit. Resogun’s decent, but even for free aint worth the cost of the console, and Contrast while I loved it, is a crossgen game.

                    It’ll all be worth it come March though :D

                    • Omega_Shiro

                      I agree on the Knack and the Killzone thing I did like Killzone more than I though I would OH right is NFS PS4 any good I was going to get it.

                    • Anime10121

                      Havent played it… I’m not really big on racing games, the last exclusively “driving” game I played religiously was Gran Turismo 2… Looking forward to the Crew though! Oh yeah, thats one more next gen release I’m waiting on, dont know if I’ll get it first day or not though, but The Crew looked awesome at E3!

                    • Omega_Shiro

                      Dude what about Watch Dogs not a fan? seems impressive.

                    • Anime10121

                      Yeah, I’m highly thinking of getting Watch Dogs, but thats cross gen, I’m talking about exclusively next gen titles here (though of course now that I have a PS4, any cross gen titles, I will buy for PS4). I just want more full on third party next gen stuffs, stuff that cant be done on the current gen.

                    • Guest

                      honestly IT WILL NOT work well for PS3 as it will PS4 I hear the phone calls are all unique due to more memory or something/more animations as well and all that in PS4/Pc/Xbone I feel the PS3 one will be like a half done job Impressive no less still…and the PS3 one had an originally horrible trailer on the twitter

                    • Anime10121

                      I do remember that trailer with the black chick… man that thing looked bad :P

                    • Omega_Shiro

                      AHAHAHAHAHA!!! man it was so bad. by the way my comment changed to guest…

                    • Xaltmas

                      March will be great for both PS4 and Xbone owners.

                      Hopefully Microsoft has some kind of Titanfall bundle around then. Same with Sony for a PS4 and inFamous bundle.

                    • Anime10121

                      Still dont know whether I want Infamous SS or not… It LOOKS great, but I just havent enjoyed an Infamous game enough to care a whole lot…

                    • Xaltmas

                      I thought inFAMOUS 2 was a pretty good game, but I wouldn’t say I’m a fan of the series.

                      I’ve never been that big into any of Sony’s first party stuff, honestly.

                      Hopefully they’ll have some new IP that change that.

                    • Anime10121

                      Me neither, honestly the only ones I can say I’ve REALLY liked were Ratchet and Clank (and thats only the Future series on PS3, tried playing some of the older ones, but couldnt get into em), Uncharted, and the Last of Us (which I only kinda so so liked).

                      There was Dark Cloud, Wild Arms, Legend of Legaia, and Legend of Dragoon (which are all for intents and purposes dead now) and Spyro which was sold off to become…well you know.

                      But then, I’m not much of a First party guy with ANY of them, I much more prefer third party releases, and go with the consoles that provide the third party games I enjoy (which usually end up as Playstation/Nintendo consoles), though I WILL get another 360 though, as at its start, it had some fantastic third party support!

                    • Xaltmas

                      I get a lot of flak because I like Microsoft’s franchises more than Sony’s. And by MS’s franchises I mean just Halo and Gears of War. :P

                      Sony makes some great stuff, and I completely get the appeal, but I love my shootbangs.

                      And of course there is The Legend of Zelda, or as I call it, the best thing evar.

                      But like many people, the vast majority of the stuff I like is all third party.

                    • Anime10121

                      I like Halo, well at least the first 3 my system broke before Reach was even announced, but I meh’d Gears after the first which I did love, the rest just kinda seemed like more of the same…

                      On the Nintendo front, all they’ve got for me is Kirby, Smash, and Monolith Soft. (so currently on the first party front they win with more 1rst party titles that they actually utilize, and boy do I hope we get a Kirby Wii U announcement sooner or later)

                      While Sony has more 1rst party franchises that I like, they only currently utilize two of them, Ratchet and Uncharted… but they get all dem glorious niche third party titles from Japan :P

                    • Omega_Shiro

                      Sony is king of the Japanese games :) or is it Nintendo?

                    • Xaltmas

                      I love the original Gears of War. It blew my mind back in 2006. It was next-gen as FUCK. xD

                      Iwata claimed that the Wii U in 2014 will be focused on “hardcore” games, so I hope he delivers. X and Bayonetta 2 are the reason I have a Wii U (and the inevitable Zelda game).

                      Sony is always the best choice if you love Japanese games, but man, it’s amazing how well the 360 covered that base for me. All of my favorite JP developers supported it (minus Vanillaware, who I only discovered recently).

                      Which is why I really hope Lily Bergamo isn’t PS4 exclusive. It’s the only thing I really want on the PS4 at the moment, and I’d rather the game that makes me buy one is like, The Last Guardian or something.

                      Which is totally still a thing.

                    • Anime10121

                      Yeah, the first Gears felt revolutionary, whereas the rest just didnt cut it for me…

                      I’m hoping that the big N can stick to that, though I’m SERIOUSLY having my doubts… No release frame for even Bayonetta 2 has me worried, Smash ALWAYS gets delayed, and X not even having a title yet, let alone ANY famitsu spreads, pretty much guarantees the West aint gonna see it this year…

                      On Lily Bergamo, I dunno, I dont think they ever claimed it was PS4 exclusive to begin with… They just announced it for PS4 if I recall correctly, so it may have a chance of going multiplat.

                      Oh and The Last Guardian? He flew outta here years ago on that giant mythical bird cat, never to be seen again…

                    • Budgiecat

                      Yakuza

                    • Omega_Shiro

                      Agreed though I might give it a shot

                    • Omega_Shiro

                      That WILL happen.

            • Anime10121

              Yep, now we just need the games, and I’m not talking cross gen stuff that could be done on last gen consoles, I mean full on next gen stuff. So far, the only things we’ve gotten on that front are first party games. I think this is the first generation where we havent had a single exclusively next gen release from a third party on a Sony console… At least Xbone had Dead Rising… we got pretty much 2 first party “real” next gen releases and a bunch of cross gen and indie stuff :/

              • Omega_Shiro

                disappointed Dead Rising 3 wont be on PC (I just got a good computer)

                • Anime10121

                  My computer’s crap, so I still wouldnt have gotten to play it for a few years (until the Xbone drops into a decent enough price range).

                  • Omega_Shiro

                    Good is an understatement on this pc (don’t play many it games though)…xbone I might get one when It drops.

          • Omega_Shiro

            UNCHARTED!!

      • Xaltmas

        Hopefully the Xbone and PS4 are able to remain neck and neck, maybe with just a million or two difference.

        Fierce competition should result in good things for gamers.

        • Anime10121

          Yep yep, their direct and close competition this year brought us PS Plus with free/discounted games along with Microsoft’s games with Gold program, but it also brought along the fight for the dreaded preorder dlc incentives and Online multiplayer being tied to a premium subscription for PS4… But the plus (pun intended) of free games far outways the negatives :P

          • Omega_Shiro

            OH MAN RESOGUN!!! PS plus man that is good no really I like it heaps and yea the games outweighs the negative

            • Anime10121

              I actually had a lot more fun with Contrast than I did with Resogun… Probably too much hype… I just couldnt get into Resogun, while I LOVED Contrast…

              • Omega_Shiro

                Oh I really want to play Contrast I need to install it once my new Adam internet is up I did not think Resogun would be as good as it was you WERE not alone now I like it alot screw it installing Contrast now.

  • Xaltmas

    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition/8649-Joy-Begets-Anger

    An incredible new Jimquisition about how so many gamers are now joyless shitbags who have to hate everything.

    • Omega_Shiro

      Its the escapist man… so much ranting like a middle aged man might as well watch it.

  • Emma Lewis

    oh snap, bit.ly/1effVjb

    • Anime10121

      L.O.L

      • Emma Lewis

        :P

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Ha! <3 me some hackers (when they don't fuck with PSN so i can't download shit when I want to). I mean that app was a congregation for perverts though so eh.

      • Emma Lewis

        You are right,

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

          But of course I am. (French accent (like a boss))

          • Emma Lewis

            hahaha..

  • Omega_Shiro

    5 In the morning screw it I will stay awake for my mail. (Games)

  • Xaltmas
    • Omega_Shiro

      That’s a given XD but good no less. btw do you own an Xbox one??

      • Xaltmas

        Not yet, but getting one is definitely on the cards this year. Hopefully in March when Titanfall comes out.

        • Omega_Shiro

          I am getting Titanfall for pc it comes out on pc I think am I correct?

          • Xaltmas

            Yup. It comes out on PC the same day it does Xbone and 360.

            • Omega_Shiro

              Good!

              • Xaltmas

                Hopefully it lives up to the hype. Titanfall, combined with Destiny and the next Halo is going to make for an incredible year as a FPS fan.

                • Omega_Shiro

                  Destiny’s line for the game is going to be long.

                  • Xaltmas

                    Activision is going to make sure everyone on the planet knows that Destiny is a thing and that it’s coming out in September.

                    • Budgiecat

                      I only care about No Man’s Sky when it comes to first person gaems…

                    • Xaltmas

                      That looks pretty great too. Hopefully they are able to recover from that flood.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Microsoft is helping

                    • Xaltmas

                      Yeah, I read about that. And then I read a bunch of conspiracy theories.

                      The positive PR is probably worth the price of helping a studio that is made of four people.

    • Budgiecat

      Gaylo

  • MrFinalgamer

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/01/06/next-gen-hitman-project-reportedly-cancelled

    so this sucks…a lot. REALLY hope this isn’t true, but who knows. this is getting ridiculous with the amount of shit that gets canned or shelved! what hell square?

    • Xaltmas

      Wait, I thought the new CEO loved consoles?! I never heard anything about SE canning console games in favor of mobile development!

      :P

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        I hope this is sarcasm.

        • MrFinalgamer

          i think the “:P” made it clear it was sarcasm XD

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

            There is no clarity to sarcasm though, even in real life it is sometimes hard to tell.

        • Xaltmas

          I’m being totally cereal.

      • Anime10121

        Never cared for Hitman, though he cancels the next gen Tomb Raider, I’ll start caring for Hitman, because I’ll be looking for one to hire…

        • Xaltmas

          If anything happens to the next-gen Tomb Raider and Deus Ex games then I’ll be out for fucking blood.

      • Budgiecat

        So are they going to also murder Murdered: Soul Suspect?

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olFz8mV1FWE

        • Anime10121

          Now there’s a game I have no idea how it survived Squares cutting block. Looks kinda interesting, but there’s no way in hell its selling over a million copies, and I’m talking all three platforms combined WW…

          • Xaltmas

            It was probably so far along that it wouldn’t be worth canning.

            Same with Drakengard 3.

    • PrinceHeir

      that sucks :

      love the franchise, i hope it makes a return?

      maybe it’s now being made by Eidios?

      http://www.videogamer.com/ps4/thief/news/eidos_montreal_developing_unannounced_3rd-person_action-adventure_for_ps4_and_xbox_one.html

  • 罪罰

    Why does Toonami have to get rid of the OPs?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4VIiVSiioo

    • $18114340

      Licensing issues, most likely. It’s hard to be a western anime fan.

      • 罪罰

        it’s so fabulous ;-;

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      They actually said why at one point on air. I think it was simply timing issues.

  • Xaltmas

    It’s amazing that a site dominated by JRPG fans can have more dignified posts about the Xbone than fucking NeoGAF.

    For a site that seems to pride itself on maturity and exclusivity, they sure have a lot of shit right out of GameFAQS and N4G.

    • MrFinalgamer

      well its always nice to see a consle succeed. i mean, if the PS4 and the Xbone sold as badly as the Wii U it wouldn’t be good for either company, but rather bad for the industry in general.

      • Anime10121

        Either company or the industry at large

    • Pyrofrost

      Well, you know what “GAF” is spelled backwards.

      • $18114340

        god damn i feel bad for chuckling, that’s horrible and you should feel bapfffttt

        • Pyrofrost

          You have nothing to feel bad about, mate~

  • Pyrofrost
    • Budgiecat

      It’s so aesthetically pleasing to the eyes and taste buds….

  • Xaltmas

    Aww yiss. My copies of Dead or Alive 4 and Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 should get here today.

    #patriarchy

    • PrinceHeir

      awesome!

      • Xaltmas

        Never played a DoA game before, so I’m looking forward to getting my feelings hurt.

        • Anime10121

          You got 4 and not 5U?

          • Xaltmas

            I got DoA4 for $5 on eBay. If I like it, I’ll pick up 5U.

            • Anime10121

              Oh gotcha, while I didnt like 4 nearly as much as 5 (havent got 5U yet, because I hate rebuying games), its definitely worth 5 bucks :P

            • Budgiecat

              Get ready for some brutally cheap A.I.

              • Xaltmas

                Oh, I’ve been experiencing quite a bit of that.

    • Budgiecat

      Shoulda gotten Garouden Breakblow: Fist or Twist and Slap Happy Rhythm Busters

      • Xaltmas

        I had to look up if that last one was a thing or if you were just screwing with me.

        It looks like Jet Set Radio or something.

  • MrFinalgamer

    here’s some “gameplay” for Persona 4: Dancing all night (the graphics are incredible!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aeY6xmg4nQ

  • Xaltmas

    https://twitter.com/GI_AndyMc/status/420290822291333121

    Next-gen only game announced tomorrow. Place your bets.

    I’m guessing either Fallout 4 or Alien: Infestation.

    • Anime10121

      Good, we need more strictly Next Gen content :D

      • Xaltmas

        Other rumors are Homefront 2 and whatever Turtle Rock (Left 4 Dead) have been working on.

        I’m up for just about anything though. Need more next-gen games to look forward to.

        • Anime10121

          Yep, I’m hopeful that this fall will be a whole lot better on actual Next gen stuff vs. cross gen. I’d be down for Turtle Rock stuffs!

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      I cannot even begin to guess.

      • Budgiecat

        Probably something I will go “oh…..okay..” to

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

          Probably yah.

    • Omega_Shiro

      NO no more alien or predator games please the last one was a piece of shit… But I REALLY want a fallout 4 if possible I would love a PS4 release doubt it though.

      • Xaltmas

        I hate that I was actually hyped for it. The trailers looked so good.

        And what we got ended up being trash.

        • Omega_Shiro

          I agree it really was HORRIBLE now I check if its worth the hype XD.

      • Budgiecat

        Shenmue III pleasums

  • Budgiecat
  • Xaltmas

    Jesus Christ. Now I know not to say that I’m not a fan of SCE’s games.

    Wait.

    Fuck.

    • Anime10121

      Same thread?

      • Xaltmas

        This guy just won’t give up. Because I like Gears of War but I’m not interested in The Last of Us somehow means I don’t like “innovation and creativity” or some shit.

        It’s painful.

        • Anime10121

          Which is why I abandoned thread…The knights were coming out in full armor and http://thriftybuzzness.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/ain-t-nobody-got-time-fo-dat-sweet-brown-31241125-480-330.jpg?w=480

          • Xaltmas

            Well, this person is clearly convinced I’m some kind of mouth-breathing fratboy.

            I mean, I’ve never shied away from my preference towards the Xbox brand, nor my love of shooters.

            But to take that as evidence that I’m just a stupid dudebro or something is ridiculous.

            I mean if that was the case, why the hell would I post HERE of all places?

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

              Well, it doesn’t help that you like Gears of War for starters, lol. A lot of people see that as a ‘dudebro’ game since it’s basically the only other shooter people talk about when wanting to badmouth XBOX. Well, that and Halo anyway.

              I could see how someone might think you’re not for innovation if you enjoy that game since it’s basically just Unreal Tournament, but on steroids. Well, that’s the vibe I always got from it anyway.

              • 罪罰

                Doesn’t get more dudebro than Gears of War.

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

                  My eyes are playing tricks on me. I totally thought you said ‘God of War’ for a second there, lol. Meh.

                  Same principle, I guess.

              • Budgiecat

                Can’t stand Gears.

                I lol’d when Tecmo Koei thought it’d be a good idea to try to copy them with Quantum Theory.

                Though at least even they were still able to put in a unique mechanic (arm throwin slice n dicin’ bitches)

              • Xaltmas

                I also like Project Diva, but I guess I’m just a dudebro. :/

                • Anime10121

                  Lol now THERES a game I couldn’t get into, no matter how much I tried!

                  • Xaltmas

                    You just couldn’t handle the Miku.

                    • Anime10121

                      I want to want Miku, she’s just too damn complicated/boring :o

                    • Xaltmas

                      D: blasphemy

              • Anime10121

                Nah its COMPLETELY different from Unreal Tournament, the only similarities they possess amount to art style…

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

                  Well, the artstyle for starters, yeah. You don’t generally see as much blood in other shooters though. Well, not unless it’s Quake or Doom anyway :p

        • 罪罰

          Tell me why you aren’t interested in The Last of Us and I will very clearly explain you why, you are wrong.

          • Budgiecat

            No reason. Probably just pancakes….

          • Anime10121

            Well I just beat it a few days ago, and while it was an ok game, it definitely did NOT live up to all the hype, best game EVAR, GotY nominations…
            Still think Uncharted 2 was the best thing Naughty Dog’s done that gen.

    • Luna Kazemaru
  • PrinceHeir

    anyone like the new Disqus system?

    if you check the community on the options you’ll see that they have redesign it.

    tbh i like the old look since i could see who’s on the top comments(which is me XD) but at least it sorts up to 17 people

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      I wouldn’t call that a new Disqus system. But in any case it does look a bit nicer.

    • bloodiOS

      I’m not very happy because I’m not seeing my name among the top commenters…

      • PrinceHeir

        lol i see you!

        you just need to click the drop down box to show more.

        • bloodiOS

          I did and it didn’t show up for me…

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        I see you as the third one.

        • bloodiOS

          Ah, now it showed up. It appears that by making your account activity private, you also forfeit your right to appear on the top commenters list. I’m missing the old design already…

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

            Heh… gotta love Disqus.

    • 罪罰

      I’m happy I’m not at top, I’m too fabulous.

  • Omega_Shiro

    Legend of heroes: Sen No Kiseki on the vita is IMPRESSIVE.
    About to play God Eater 2 on my own file this time.

  • Budgiecat

    Playing Tatsunoko vs Capcom again right now.

    Just about one of the few rare things Capcom did right last gen.

    It’s too bad some older Tatsunoko shows never got fan subbed

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYIffuingm8

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

      Still pretty annoyed with them including Batsu in that game along with Project X Zone, yet… Still no sign of Rival Schools 3. That’s some trolling right there. You know, like Sega including Ryo as a guest character, but still no Shenmue III.

      • Budgiecat

        Or how bout the Valkyria Chronicles 3 characters in Project X Zone lol
        And Mega Man Legends Rockman…

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

          What’s wrong with the Valkyria Chronicles 3 characters? At least we’re still getting those games. Also, Rockman is iconic, so he was a given.

          Rival Schools and Shenmue deserve a sequel at this point though. That’s all I was getting at.

          • Budgiecat

            By Rockman I mean us gettting a playable Megaman in TvsC but not in Marvel vs Capcom 3 (oh bu wait here’s a MMX….skin for Zero…lol)

            Lol we got Valkyria Chronicles 3 officially localized? News to me…

            unless you mean….

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

              Eh… Megaman was in MVC2, so it’s not surprising they removed him for Zero. Zero seems to be more popular in games like this anyway (see SVC Chaos). Also, just because they aren’t being localized doesn’t mean they aren’t being made. Stop being silly.

              The ‘extra edition’ for VC3 was released in November of 2011. We’ll probably see another title from them for Vita or PS4 at some point in the near future.

              • Budgiecat

                lol

                Megaman made it to the top of the most requested character polls for Capcom’s website for both MvsC3, UMvcC3 and TvsC

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

                  Only because people want what they can’t have. The situation would have been reversed had Zero not been put in.

            • Anime10121

              Well honestly, at the time Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom was being released, it was right around the time Legends 3 was announced. So “at the time” it was a nice gesture. Legends 3 didnt get cancelled until a little after the game was released, and by that time, it was already too late, the Trigger (pfft, get it? Trigger) had already been pulled.

    • McPoo

      What about DmC and RE6? Capcom did the right thing by making them.

  • Nice Boat

    This is just my opinion but I think Kill la Kill had a better first episode than Space Dandy. Maybe because SD’s first half was good while the second started living up to the hype.

    Still, take a look at this. It’s probably the best scene of Space Dandy’s debut and there is a reason to it.

    http://i.imgur.com/L9p5kUU.jpg

    https://twitter.com/bahijd/status/420223621001273345

    • $18114340

      Space Dandy was just really weird to watch for the first half… it wasn’t as funny or edgy as it thought it was and overall I just found it sort of uninteresting, even if it was well-animated and even if it oozed style and personality. The second half picks up though, the ending was hilarious, the music is catchy (and borderline obnoxious), and there’s foreshadowing of a larger plotline at work, so I’m willing to stick with the series, and the latter half of the first episode was pretty good. Reminded me a bit of Redline or especially Trava in terms of premise and style (a shame that one never took off into a proper series).

      Kill La Kill has had its ups and downs for me. I like it but mostly I still can’t get over my expectations going into the show. I really like Trigger’s work and they’re pretty good at surreal slapstick gags but they really, really need to work on the writing if they ever want to be taken more seriously. The show is basically just Gurren Lagann with a different skin. Waiting on dat Inferno Cop 2 though.

    • Nightcore34

      I found it to be weird, they skipped over the galactic war so I though “oh it’s not important” but then one of the empires is after dandy so then I’m like “if it’s important don’t gloss over it like it’s nothing”. It was pretty alright as far as action goes, enough make me not drop it but that is a very thin line, the dub was pretty good but so much breaking the 4th wall.

  • XXX

    Who else resisted the urge to buy a next gen console this holiday? I’m gonna wait till at least fall 2014, to see what exclusive each console has. Plus, we should have some cool bundles too.

    • PrinceHeir

      ehh i’m waiting till fall 2015.

      so i have plenty of time on finishing up my backlog ^^

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

        You always think there’s enough time…

      • XXX

        Just in time for FFXV :)

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

    Not sure what was up with Michael Bay recently. You think he got stage freight or something? I’m not really familiar with him giving speeches and such, only for his action movies.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEuV39Nladk

    • PrinceHeir

      lol that was awkward as hell.

      guess he had enough “explosions” for the night? XD

      • 罪罰

        he didn’t have enough explosions.

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

          Not until he bombed his speech anyway.

    • new_tradition

      Awww, poor guy xD

      I feel for him, I get stage fright pretty easily and I struggle talking to a large group of a people, sometimes even 1 on 1. It’s easy typing things outs, or even talking over the phone, but face to face, oh god… X_x

    • Budgiecat
  • PrinceHeir

    looks like someone’s screwing Nintendo

    http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/nintendo-ordered-pay-portion-every-3ds-sold-another-193937405.html

    it may not be much, but damn for a feature that Nintendo boast, we hardly see any used of the 3D technology to it’s full capacity.

    • 罪罰

      why didn’t Nintendo hire phoenix wright

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

      Yeah… It’s the rumble feature situation all over again.

    • new_tradition

      Whoa, it sucks since it’s just a unused feature. Could’ve avoided all the headache if there was a way to find out it wouldn’t resonate with the crowd over time.

      It’s funny, when I first saw a demo unit and a promoter showing me the 3D photo feature, I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Fast forward to when I got it and I never touched it once, lol

      Truthfully, even the whole 3D concept was lost on me. I never really use it when I play games. If the 2DS folded and it came out before I grabbed a 3DS, I probably would’ve gotten that instead :/

  • Budgiecat

    ha didn’t know they dubbed this..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT1LAHD1vG4

  • Budgiecat
  • Omega_Shiro

    Been hooked on Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki I understand a good amount of it but 5 hours in I am still no where near the middle or past the early game its REALLY long but good still got to get around to more God Eater 2..

  • bloodiOS

    Hmm… I slept for good long while, feeling completely rejuvenated now. That aside, I just remember something. Sal, I’m still waiting for a new update for Media Create Sales.

  • Xaltmas

    Well, I was wrong. This site really can be just as bad as GameFAQS and N4G, just like NeoGAF.

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

      Who lied and told you it couldn’t be just as bad?

      D:

      • Xaltmas

        I’m honestly surprised Sal even posts stuff related to western gaming. It just turns into shit-tier posting from people with superiority complexes.

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

          And the same doesn’t happen when posting JP stuff? Lol.

          • Xaltmas

            I think maybe ONE Tales of Zesteria topic. Thats all I’ve seen.

            Maybe I’m just biased because I like western games more than Japanese ones.

            Nah. Shit like that Game Informer post is pretty pathetic.

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

              Ummm… To be fair, Game Informer is shit anyway, man. Who would have thought that shit could attract flies?

              • Xaltmas

                Then why not exercise some self-restraint and not post if it doesn’t interest you?

                What is thread-shitting going to accomplish besides getting the topic locked and making yourself look like a child?

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

                  Oh, it had nothing to do with not interesting me. I simply said that whatever they had to offer, I would have already heard about from Famitsu anyway if it was worth revealing. Secondly, I’m not really entirely sure why people would support Game Informer to begin with. I used to subscribe to them a long time ago, but realized they were shit when they started handing out good scores like candy and reviewing games in a terrible manner, pretty much talking out of their ass, as if they didn’t even play the game.

                  Famitsu suffers the same thing, regarding the review score bit anyway, but at least they reveal games I give a shit about, lol. Still… Game Informer is basically a paper form version of IGN. They are as good at video game journalism as a parrot and even then, that’s insulting to the parrot.

                  • Xaltmas

                    It has nothing to do with supporting Game Informer. Despite what you may think of the magazine’s quality, they have announced major titles in the past.

                    It might have been more enjoyable for those of us who were interested in speculating what the game could be without people freaking out because they don’t like the magazine, or because they just clearly don’t like western games in general.

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

                      Pretty sure the internet announced all of those titles before they did, but okay. Whatever helps you sleep at night, I guess. I just don’t particularly care for them and you may think this has nothing to do with that, but it should.

                      Anyone who supports the garbage that is GI should feel bad, so excuse me for spreading the word that a plague was near and that people should evacuate. You’ll get your precious title announced soon enough, but it will probably be leaked before GI gives an official word on it, as usual.

                    • Xaltmas

                      Why the sudden hostility? Did I offend you?

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

                      What? No, lol. I’m just basically saying you shouldn’t get your hopes up cause it probably isn’t going to be worth the hype.

                      Who knows though, I could be wrong, but I guess we’ll see if it’s worth “flipping” out over. When I think of big titles, GI certainly doesn’t come to mind. It will probably be a new Mass Effect or something for PS3/XBOX One *shrugs*

                      That might make people flip out, but not me. That or a new Uncharted. Either way, still not interested, lol.

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

                      Actually, wait a minute… It could very well be a play on words. I’m probably thinking too big here. It could very well be something as simple as a new Trials game or whatever. I seem to recall there being a lot of flipping going on in that game :p

                    • Xaltmas

                      Trials is a pretty fun game. Have you played it?

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

                      Nope. I only heard about the HD version coming out last year or something like that.

                    • Xaltmas

                      I’d start listing titles that they have announced before, but I’m sure a whopping 0 of them would appeal to you, given your previous posts.

                      Also, 0 is the level of my expectation meter, but hey, speculating is fun. And they have announced games like Portal 2 in the past.

                      But I’m sure whatever it is, if it’s not a total disappointment, most people will be excited while the inevitable topic here will be filled with people reminding the world that western games just aren’t quite as good as Japan’s.

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

                      And those JP topics will be filled with people complaining about JP games and how Western games are better. I get what you’re saying, but there are extremists on both sides, not just one.

                    • Xaltmas

                      I’m talking about Gematsu specifically. No one here has anything but absolute devotion to Japanese gaming.

                      Unless it’s Square Enix.

                      Or Capcom.

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

                      I’m talking about Gematsu too. Are you sure you’re reading all of the replies? There are PLENTY of arguments over J-RPGs in general. You also have those guys that come around saying that JP games aren’t innovative any more.

                      Despite the articles being more catered towards JP games (who would have thought, you know, with a name like Gematsu? :p), we have plenty of Western game lovers around here. Hell, I should know, I’ve bickered with quite a few of them, heh.

                    • McPoo

                      You’re pretty clued up on Japanese stuff, perhaps you could help me: Does Gematsu actually mean something in Japanese? Or is it just a Japanese sounding word that sounds like it’s got ‘game’ in it?

                      Cheers m8

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

                      Just a name. Nothing comes to mind.

                    • McPoo

                      Ah right, thank you.

                    • Anime10121

                      Nope, its just a name that was decided upon in a contest if I remember correctly. Before this it was Scrawl FX (which was also decided upon in a community contest), and before then, a ps3 exclusive site which I cant remember the name of EDIT: Ah it came to me, the original site was OnAxis! (which is why the majority of the original members from when it was that site are more “acclimated” to Sony products).

                    • Xaltmas

                      But there aren’t dedicated trolls who just go into every Tales or Yakuza topic and just shit it up with lol gaystation lol.

                      Also, I have rarely encountered anyone else who really likes western games here.

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

                      You’re right, they shit it up with “Lol Tales” and “GTA” remarks instead. Still, just pointing out, even if you don’t see them… They’re there, man. You may just have an objective view on the matter because as you already stated, you enjoy Western games more, so you may just notice the JP remarks more or something.

                    • Anime10121

                      I still like Square Enix… and hope for a better Capcom :P

                    • Xaltmas

                      Hope is pretty much all you can do at this point.

                    • Anime10121

                      lol

                • Elvick

                  “Then why not exercise some self-restraint and not post if it doesn’t interest you?”

                  Ask yourself that. You do it often.

                  • Xaltmas

                    Yeah, I’ll admit I’ve done that in the past quite often, but I’m trying to stop.

                    I haven’t done it lately, have I?

                    • Elvick

                      idk, been AWOL for a bit. dat netflix

                      Haven’t read many comments. Just the articles.

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

    Well, I somehow managed to win one of the lottery slots out of 5,000 in the KanColle lottery today, even though I got in 3 minutes late, lol. Normally, I wouldn’t even play games like this, but all of the Pixiv artwork I’ve been seeing convinced me to finally give it a shot, heh.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Hey, guys. I know there’s been some concern about the comments. I’m gonna have Zero look into this (he reads every comment). It’s been a difficult week for me, and I’ll share why in Friday’s Open Forum. I apologize for any inconvenience.

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

      Concern about the comments? You mean the way they operate or the contents themselves?

      • Xaltmas

        I’d say it’s the latter.

        dudebrobox
        mustard rice
        lol

        • Pyrofrost

          What the hell is mustard rice anyway?

          • Xaltmas

            It’s code for “I’m a miserable fanboy, please pay attention to me”.

            • Pyrofrost

              Someone must be starved for attention then, I’ve been seeing that posted a lot.

              • Xaltmas

                It’s the same guy every time. He actually tried to justify why he posts shit like that too.

                • Pyrofrost

                  Oh yeah, I know who is doing it. I’m sure the regular users, including Zero, knows who is doing it; and I hope it gets dealt with.
                  It simply makes me this:
                  http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition/8649-Joy-Begets-Anger

                  • Xaltmas

                    I swear, since the video came out people have gotten even more hateful and bitter.

                    I enjoyed my hobby more before I learned that I shared it with a bunch of miserable tits. :/

                    • Pyrofrost

                      I’m going to start plastering that video all over the fucking internet. It will hit so close to home that people will either STFU; or bitterly bitch tooth and nail further because they see their own shame.

                      It has been this way for a while. I’m just happy that there is a high profile journalist willing to call out the bullshit. I don’t always agree with everything Sterling has to say, but the industry needs more people like him, imo.

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

          mustard rice = master race

          for those wondering

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

    Welp, guess the wait for the Game Informer reveal is over, lol. There’s still over an hour before the reveal, but Josh Olin basically just spilled the beans on Twitter. All signs are pointing towards Evolve now due to the previous statements and Turtle Rock being involved.

    I require recommendations for your favorite get-pumped-up songs to
    listen to that get you the most amped. YouTube links preferable!

    https://twitter.com/JD_2020/status/420574362605854721

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

      In other words, nothing to flip out over, just as suspected. We’ll see if it’s something else though. The chances of that happening are pretty low right now.

    • Xaltmas

      That’s pretty cool. I’ve had a lot of fun with the Left 4 Dead games.

      I’m sure many are going to be pissed because it isn’t Shenmue 3 or Fallout 4 or whatever,

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

        Well, I know a lot of people that had fun with L4D, but making a game like something else doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll enjoy it as much as the other. These copypaste games can go one of two ways:

        A. They turn out being as enjoyable as the other game
        B. They end up being terrible because something was lost in the transition

        I suppose another alternative is possible, but rarely seen.

        C. You enjoy the copy better because it builds upon the other game and adds certain features you wish the other one had

        • Xaltmas

          Probably won’t be able to answer that until a gameplay trailer is released.

  • Xaltmas
    • Anime10121

      Damn! I’m not even an Aliens fan and that even looks hype to me! I can see myself with that game in my PS4 when it releases later this year :D

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

      Dammit. Someone made an Isolation joke picture, but I was just hoping they were wrong. Sega and Aliens does NOT have a good track record.

      Hell, I’m surprised they’re even still making them, honestly.

    • Budgiecat

      http://www.joystiq.com/2014/01/07/bringing-1979s-hide-and-seek-horror-to-2014-with-alien-isolati/

      I’m still wondering how they’re going to be able to pull it off with just one enemy in the game….I know its not by the same team that did Colonel Marines, but still, enemy A.I. , layout structure is going to be important here..

  • Anime10121

    Well its confirmed, its Evolve from Turtle Rock and 2K games!

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/01/07/february-2014-evolve-768796.aspx

    I’ll need to see a bit more, as Aliens Isolation is doing enough to scratch my extraterrestrial itch right now…

    • Xaltmas

      Hopefully the game has more going on than the 4 vs 1 mode.

      • Anime10121

        Exactly…thats why I need to see/hear more. I’m not really a fan of multiplayer exclusive games. While multiplayers always nice, its usually just a bonus to a good singleplayer game for me (unless its something like a fighter, where online multiplayer’s pretty much a MUST have).

        • Xaltmas

          No single-player doesn’t bother me as long as the multiplayer is robust enough. I’d say some games could do without single player, like CoD and Battlefield.

          Still wish Titanfall had a single player though. Would have been kinda neat. Maybe Titanfall 2? :P

          Hopefully this game has some kind of horde mode like Gears of War or something.

          It’s got to be more if it’s a full-priced game.

          • Anime10121

            TitanFall’s about the only exclusively multiplayer game that has ever had my attention, well that and FFXIV (but I aint payin no monthly fee for that).

            • Xaltmas

              Needs to be March, yo. And I really wanna see the 360 version.

              If it holds up, I could see myself waiting on an Xbone for a little while longer.

              I’d like to hold off on next-gen as long as possible, at least while I keep buying 360 games on eBay. >_>

              • Anime10121

                If it werent for Konami “kindly” (and I use that word sparingly) releasing MGSV split up into two different games, with the first part releasing fairly soon, I would have waited…

                DAMN YOU KONAMI!

  • $18114340

    Maybe I missed it, or maybe it wasn’t covered here, but has anybody seen this yet?

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2014-01-07-sony-reveals-head-mounted-display

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

      Yeah, you missed it. This is just an updated version of an older model. You can see some reviews for it on Youtube from a year back or so. It’s really not all that impressive though… Not yet anyway.

      There have been some improvements made from the earlier models, for sure, but it’s still not quite where we want it to be in order to actually be practical.

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

    Well, since KanColle is undergoing maintenance for 8 hours or so in order to fix some bugs in the system and update the game, this will be the last ship I can create for the night, so I won’t get to try her out until after I wake up later :p

    It’s Furutaka of the Furutaka Class Heavy Cruiser. She basically has the firepower of a normal heavy cruiser, but she’s also got some speed too, so I’ll have to give her a shot later.

    If you’re wondering what’s up with her eye, it’s a searchlight. It’s especially helpful during night battles.

    Fun fact: the Furutaka was sunk by the USS Salt Lake City with the help of the USS Duncan at the Battle of Cape Esperance on October 12, 1942.

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

      I also feel kind of bad for enjoying seeing some of my units damaged just so I can see their torn clothes, lol. Well, as long as they don’t get sunk and I lose them for good, then it’s fine =3=

    • Anime10121

      I love that games art! It has some pretty awesome (albeit some a bit lewd) character designs!

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

        Yeah, I kept seeing it pop up on Pixiv, haha. Even the artists I’m following starting drawing it! I guess it couldn’t be helped, heh.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Tons of comments posted today. Lots of troll and flame comments, lots of them have been removed. If you replied to one of these posts, the reply might have also been deleted along with it, I apologize for that. Sometimes, removing one post takes the reply comments, other times it glitches and they don’t show up properly or format the page properly.

    I hate to remove comments, but we can’t just let trolls and people who post to only flame keep doing so. I also was forced to ban a few people today. That’s not something I enjoy, but most of them had low post counts and were trolling or flaming.

    The goal is to keep our community here friendly. I want it to be a friends and family like atmosphere.

    I did most of this while having my chat with Sal. We both agreed it needed to be done. The delay has been both of us having to deal with real life.

    Anyways, carry on and have a nice day/night.

    • Xaltmas

      And yet I’m still here. MUAHAHAHAHA

      Neither you nor Sal have to apologize or justify anything. Real life takes massive priority over dealing with people acting like dweebs on a website.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        True. We just like to try and stay on top of things. Thanks though. ^^

    • PrinceHeir

      may i ask what were the troll posts?

      i haven’t seen any XD

      • Pyrofrost

        All of the fanboy-ish comments to stir things up; the vulgar insults, slander, and attacking from some of the members.
        How could you miss it?

        • PrinceHeir

          well i didn’t really see it O__O

          it here on Open Forums or that Sony or MS sales threads?

          • Pyrofrost

            Oh, I’m not being fussy or anything. Sorry if I came off that way, but it has been all over Gematsu’s comment sections recently.

            Just look over threads from the past few days. Any deleted comment you see is from the guilty party doing one or the other (trolling, baiting, flaming, slander, and, etc).

            We don’t need that kind of behavior here. Wouldn’t you agree?

    • Pyrofrost

      I completely understand.

      You and Sal do a great job hear; and like Xaltmas said, sometimes personal issues in life come up, and that takes priority.

      So don’t feel bad, Zero (or @salromano:disqus ), keep up the good work guys ^_^

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Thanks for understanding. =)

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

      Yeah… This is what I meant last time you posted. Things can seem fine one minute, then pretty much blow up in your face the next, heh. That’s nothing you or Sal should feel responsibility for though.

      I’m not saying you shouldn’t weed out some of the instigators and the like, I’m just saying you shouldn’t ever tell yourself, “It’s my fault they’re like this. I should have better control over them.” since I’ve been a Mod myself and a Game Master a handful of times as well, and I often placed the blame on myself when people misbehaved because I always felt there was something I could have done differently to prevent whatever it was that happened.

      I guess it’s no different than the police though. If you arrive 10 minutes after someone has been murdered, you can’t blame yourself for what happened. You did what you could and everyone knows that.

      Unfortunately… Mankind can’t be controlled by rules and boundaries, despite them being in place. There is always someone out there that wants to push the envelope more and more, while others watch, and some even join in while thinking it’s okay, until suddenly… The envelope bursts open like Pandora’s box and they are unable to return everything from whence it came.

      Man has learned how to call forth a storm, but has yet to understand how to tame it.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Yeah, I understand and can relate to those thoughts big time. I’ve been in positions like this most of my online life. You just try your best and keep working at it. Thanks for the reply.

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

          I’m paraphrasing here, but Yang Wenli from LoGH said something which reminds me of this.

          “There are some things in this world out of your control. Sometimes it is best to just allow another to handle the situation since that’s what they are good at.”

          In order words, you hold a purpose as a mediator. Unfortunately, all it takes is for one person to be stuck in quicksand, and someone to offer that person help, before multiple people are suddenly trapped. If it wasn’t for people like you, then this place would be far worse.

          Just something to keep in mind.

          • Budgiecat

            Hey Zero can you change Tetsuya’s avatar back to Godmars? He won’t do it himself…

            • Omega_Shiro

              Your going to be on about this for months.

              • Budgiecat

                how’d you know??

                • Omega_Shiro

                  Well that just seems like something you would do but hey keep it up you its making me laugh so much my side hurt.

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

                It’s already been over a month. I just ignore it though. A cat will only beg for food as long as it knows you are there. Don’t answer the door and it will eventually go away and take an interest in someone else.

            • Nice Boat

              Maybe you can negotiate with Tetsuya. He might want to modify your cat avi

    • Gigus

      My first troll post of the year! 1+1= Window Mwahahahaha! You’ll never get me Zero!

      • Anime10121

        It took far longer than it should have for me to get that :P

        • Gigus

          lulz dont worry, you’re not the first person that didn’t understand my joke. To be honest the big pay off is for anyone who hears that joke is not to get it the first time XD.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        =) thanks.

        • Gigus

          Lulz good that it made u laugh. Try it on ladies it might work ;) on robos it might take awhile.

    • Budgiecat

      Lemme guess… Ganryu was first one on the chopping block :P

  • Xaltmas

    Well, I can now say that I have experienced the Dead or Alive series.

    DoA4 is pretty fun. The AI is on the cheap side, and I totally suck ass at it, but it was easily worth the $5 I spent on it.

    As for DoA Xtreme 2… it is a thing. A thing I probably would regret owning if it wasn’t for the based Itagaki (and also that I only spent $5 on it).

    • Anime10121

      Lol, DoA Xtreme is purely a game for pandering at the games “graphics”! Had I known you were gonna get it before you had already said you bought them, I’d have told you to stay away. I still find it funny how the first “Xtreme” game was called DoA Xtreme Beach Volleyball, but there was so little of a focus on Volleyball, that they took it out of the title completely for the second game :P

      • Xaltmas

        I’m reminded of the Zero Punctuation review of Ninja Gaiden 3, where he seem pleased that the guy responsible for all of the ridiculously proportioned breasts was gone from Team Ninja.

        It’s just a shame that he was the same guy who made the games, you know, GOOD.

        I’d buy yearly installments of DoA Xtreme if it meant I could have my Ninja Gaiden back.

        And as bleh as Xtreme 2 might be, it’s nowhere near as pointless as DoA Paradise.

  • mesul6anme

    Frozen + Kingdom Hearts + Playing as Kairi + World Ending with a musical number = Best new world idea, one could only hope.

    • mesul6anme
      • Elvick

        Bleh, terrible.

        Weird lipsync, weird production that doesn’t fit, weird vocalist that also doesn’t.

        Plus clipping.

    • Budgiecat

      Well you can play as Frozen characters in Disney Infinity if you have that much a crush on them…

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM1wLOc-udo

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM1wLOc-udo

      • mesul6anme

        I wanna play as kairi though ⊙﹏⊙ •﹏•

        • Budgiecat

          just rule 34 her on Google and make up the gameplay in your mind…

          • mesul6anme

            Wait am I the only one who thinks its a good idea to have kairi as playable character ?.

            • Budgiecat

              Yes you are the… only…one

              http://cdn1-www.craveonline.com/assets/uploads/2011/01/file_130400_2_highlander04.jpg

              gah I hate when people start off a sentence with that..

              • mesul6anme

                Sorry …… I guess ???

                • Budgiecat

                  no prob

              • ayb_91

                No kitten no !! Snap out of it. Kairi is one of the princesses of light and a keyblade wielder. She will manage to be as good as Aqua, somehow.

                So he is not the only one kitten. I agree with playing as her. :3

            • Anime10121

              me too.

          • mesul6anme

            ⊙____⊙. So thats what rule 34 means ?!!!

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

      You somehow managed to make me despise KH even more… I didn’t even think such a thing was possible.

      • mesul6anme

        LoL

  • Budgiecat
    • Gigus

      I would check off my bucket list and die happy.

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

        All it takes is a giant Godzilla home to make you leave this world without regret?

        That bucket list isn’t very long, is it…?

        • Gigus

          I’m a simple bot with very simple needs. Lulz on the down vote XD and it wasn’t me.

    • new_tradition

      I bet it’s smaller on the inside, lol.

      Also, once your in, I think the novelty would wear off…

      • Budgiecat

        you’re forgetting about the sight of it every time you drive back to your house…

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

    I didn’t build anything too special here, but it’s still nice to have her part of the team. This is Choukai of the Takao Class Heavy Cruiser.

    Fun fact: Choukai was scuttled (the act of deliberately allowing water to flow into the hull to sink the ship, usually as a form of disposal or in this case… Self-destruction in order to prevent the ship from falling into enemy’s hands) on October 25, 1944 at the Battle of Samar. An aircraft escort carrier by the name of Kalinin Bay released a 20 pound warhead while under fire from the cruiser.

    The shot couldn’t have been more lucky. The warhead detonated where Choukai’s torpedoes were stored, causing a chain reaction after the explosion, thus crippling the ship and forcing them to scuttle it.

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

      First find of the day. Kitakami of the Kuma Class Light Cruiser. Apparently she gets pretty good, but I have to wait until she reaches level 50, so that could take a while, lol.

      Fun fact: Kitakami, a.k.a. KTKM-sama, was scrapped on August 10, 1946.

      • Budgiecat

        Thats great and all totally cool….really. Groundbreaking stuff…

        But what does this have to do with you changing your avatar back to Godmars??

    • Luna Kazemaru

      you guys make me want to play this

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

        It’s fun. I normally don’t enjoy games like this, but damn… It’s sure is time consuming. It can take up to 8 hours just to build a ship! Usually, it will take me anywhere between 6-30 minutes to repair a shit in the dock now (more time and materials are required for the heavier ships like a light cruiser vs destroyer).

        You can also send a fleet on an expedition for supplies, but there are some later on which can even take up to 40-80 hours to complete before they finally return. It’s so time consuming @w@

        • Luna Kazemaru

          I…I need to try this.

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

            I lost my first unit earlier today ;w;

            Fortunately, she was only level 5, but still sad…

  • Xaltmas

    I don’t think I’m going to post here anymore. I don’t care that I’m biased when it comes to my taste in gaming, and I’ll enjoy my hobby much more when I don’t have to answer to everyone who calls me out on it.

    So, I’m going to keep playing on my 360 while not giving any attention to whatever Sony’s last “Citizen Kane of Gaming” is and I’m going to keep enjoying Senran Kagura and Project Diva while thinking that Idolmaster and Oreimo are creepy.

    And I’ll be a happier person for it.

    I’m tired of being called out for being a fanboy on a site that is filled with people who are more biased than I could ever hope to be, just because I happen to lean towards the opposite of everyone else.

    So, yeah. Overly-dramatic, but whatever. I just find myself not enjoying the only thing that really makes me happy anymore, and it’s just not worth it anymore.

    Later.

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

      Understandable, but you know… You don’t have to answer to anybody around here, right? You don’t have to explain your opinion to anyone unless you absolutely want to or believe it’s necessary. I tend to go out of my way to do so, simply because I’ve never been a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ kind of guy.

      Still… For someone who believes so strongly in something, I find it to be kind of sad that you’d let something like this get the better of you. If that’s how you feel though, I guess there’s no helping it.

      See you, space cowboy.

    • Omega_Shiro

      Chatting about games with you and some of the others was pretty fun I don’t see why you should leave you opinions are not to biased at all and seem to match up during the comments before. Still if you leave you leave..see you, Xaltmas.

    • Budgiecat

      I knew you’d do this….

    • Luna Kazemaru
    • McPoo

      Noooo you’re the only other person that likes Xbox on here.

      • Elvick

        I like the original. Does that count?

        edit; Minus the original controller, that thing was too huge and weird for me.

        • McPoo

          Hmm, I’ll have to think about that. I never really played the original one much really, as I didn’t own one.

          Agreed on the controller though.

      • Luna Kazemaru

        I never had an issue with xbo just don’t agree with how MS handles things.

        • Anime10121

          Now that I can a lot of times agree with!

    • Anime10121

      I understand where your coming from, I tend to prefer Sony consoles more, but I LOVED my 360 back when I had one, and see why it succeeded as much as it did. I also know how sites like this one tend to have a more “lopsided” community in favor of one, while the other (and anyone who prefer it) are treated like spawns of Satan…

      But you really gonna let those folks get to ya? Heck I’ve been labeled a troll just because I liked the 360 AND the PS3, hell I even liked many of the Wii’s software, critique Final Fantasy (though its one of my favorite series), and dont think The Last of Us is the second coming of Christ (it was an ok game, but nowhere NEAR the hype). I dont let that stuff get to me, sometimes I get heated, but if it gets to that point, I just close the thread and call it the end (no matter how many people try to bait me back in by commenting even when I’ve said I’m done).

      Just ignore em, or stop trying to reason with the ones that are one track minded. Dont let em make ya walk outta the site completely, haters gonna hate and fanboy’s gonna fanboy :P

    • Elvick

      Maybe there really is a god.

      Adios.

      • Xaltmas

        Knowing that I piss you off so much almost makes me wish I didn’t set up my account to be deleted. Oh well.

    • MrFinalgamer

      well, its sad to see you go, but if you feel that you gotta go… hope you enjoy your stay at another website, maybe you can return here in the future =D. either way, good bye mate

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz7jCLLrZ0U

  • new_tradition

    Question to 3DS Owners!

    I feel kind of dumb for having to ask this, but I can’t google for sh*t it seems >_>

    Anyways, is it possible to use more than one SD card with the system? Like, I know there’s a way to transfer data onto another SD card, but could I just simply switch out the card for a another one and have both (or more) SD cards recognized by the same system?

    • Budgiecat

      yeah i guess

    • Gigus

      *sigh* if only the psv was like that.

      • new_tradition

        You can’t switch out memory cards willy nilly on a Vita? Wtf, why? The PSP could do it O_o

        If you mean different region content per memory card, then I understand there being some issues, but even same region content over 2 or more memory cards? Lame >_>

        • Gigus

          yeah you can’t. its to prevent hacking and what not. You always have to reformat the memory card if its a new one or if it doesn’t recognize it. from what I remember its one memory card per psn user.

    • MrFinalgamer

      i wish i had this problem with my vita…or my first 3DS (which it’s SD reader fucked up so i lost a bunch of stuff including the embassador program games)

  • Budgiecat
  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar
  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Japanese Kids Show Host “Loves Cock”, Apparently

    http://kotaku.com/japanese-kids-show-host-loves-cock-apparently-1497731520

    Well then…

    • MrFinalgamer

      someone’s getting fired today

    • Anime10121

      Could be talking about a chicken…

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

        Not when one of her other patches has ‘FUCK’ on it, lol.

        • Anime10121

          Lol! Didnt click the link…Someones trying to be funny, someone’s about to get fired…

    • bloodiOS

      Loves cock, *mouth* pussy…
      Dammmmnnnnn…

  • $18114340
    • Anime10121

      LOL! XD

      That guy DEFINITELY wins the troll of the year award :P

      Les perfecto!

    • Elvick

      Can’t they just say sign out…

    • Budgiecat

      lol fail

    • bloodiOS

      *LOL*

  • Budgiecat

    Was playing Tatsunoko vs Capcom yesterday and today. Def enjoyed it more than Marvel vs Capcom 3…

    It’s amazing how many people are still online playing that game. As well as how well the netcode holds up (compared to Brawl lol)

    Guess people must either be playing this still on their Wii’s or maybe even Wii U since there’s not too many fighters on it (well there’s Tekken Tag Tournament 2 but I doubt the majority of Tekken fans are playing on it)

    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/184pu5t9l3cmgjpg/original.jpg