Open Forum #078
posted on 01.11.14 at 12:57 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Open Forum #078

Our seventy-eighth Open Forum is open for discussion.

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

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  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Hey, everyone. It’s been a busy past two weeks for me.

    On the 28th, we brought my grandmother to the hospital because she was having problems breathing. She was diagnosed with lung cancer in August. Things went from bad to worse during her stay and they had to put tubes inside her so a machine could help her breath. At first the machine was doing all the work, but within a few days she was doing some of her own breathing, but no where near the normal rate of a healthy living person. My family made the decision to have her tubes taken out, knowing that it would mean she had whatever few hours to days she could pull off breathing on her own. And she lasted four, passing away Monday morning.

    From there, this week has been all about the wake and funeral, which were held on Wednesday and Thursday. It’s been a terrible week for us all, but it’s also been one of good memories, remembering nonna for the caring—sometimes demanding, lol—person that she was.

    Anyway, I thought I would just share that. I know some people in the forums thought I was taking a long vacation or something. I was at the hospital for most of that time. If you’ve been here long, you should know I have an OCD for posting content.

    • http://www.psthc.fr ExTrooperBrenTurner

      Sincere condolences to you and your family.

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        Thank you.

    • PrinceHeir

      sorry to hear your grandmother passing away.

      my condolences to you and your family.

    • Pyrofrost

      You and your family have my most sincere condolences Sal. Also, thank you very much for taking the time to open up to us, it really means a lot. Stay strong, my friend.

    • shogunknight

      So sorry for your loss, may her soul rest in peace.

    • Anime10121

      I’m SO sorry for your loss :(

      I had a similar situation last year, my mom had 2 massive consecutive clots to the brain and ended up comatose for nearly 3 months (we made the decision to keep her here even though the doctor said she would likely never recover completely or even remain in a vegetative satate). When she finally woke, it was months before she was able to breathe on her own without tube’s and they had to insert a trachea (though only a temporary one that lasted for a few months).

      She’s doing a bit better now, though her memory is all over the place and she still cant eat and is fed through a peg tube in her stomach… She also can actually talk now, though a lot of times to imaginary people :(

      I can understand what you’re going through and I sincerely am sorry.

    • Six

      My condolences to you and your family.

      Losing loved ones is something we all must deal with as we get older (for those of us who are lucky enough to have family members who live long, full lives), and it never gets any easier.

    • bloodiOS

      Sorry to hear that, man =(

      May your grandmother rest in peace.

    • DarthBrian

      My deepest condolences to you and your family.

      It was recently the 11-year anniversary of my father passing away due to complications from lung cancer, so I know how you feel. It’s never easy to lose a loved one. Stay strong.

    • KingNigma

      Sorry to hear :(
      Hang in there man!

    • OverlordZetta

      Sorry to hear that, man. Keep the good memories close and I hope it gets easier for you soon.

    • DesmaX

      Oh man, I didn’t know.

      I lost one of my grandmothers last year too, due to complications with her lungs too (I think, in her last days she was breathing with machines). Never been close to her, but it’s a sad thing, losing a family member

    • Samsara09

      Now I finally get it why you guys weren’t uploading many news.I too give you my deepest and most sincere condolences.May your grandmother rest in peace.

      Take all the time you need to come to terms with her death.It isn’t easy,I lost both my grandmas,my grandfathers,an uncle and aunt…I wasn’t exactly close to some of them,and one or two died before I met them.Regardless,loss is loss…and the more good memories there are,the more it stings.

      I wish you success in finding the best way to cope with it,stay strong.

    • Solomon_Kano

      I’m sorry to hear that. My condolences to you and yours.

    • new_tradition

      I’m sorry for your loss. I lost my father to leukemia cancer 13 years ago. I still wonder what life would’ve been like if he was still around…

      I hope you and your family pulls through.

    • Sevyne

      I am sorry for your loss Sal. :(

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Thank you to everyone for your responses and condolences, it truly means a lot to me. I love you all.

      • Pyrofrost

        I love you too Sal. You’re an awesome person, and you’re the #1 Japanese gaming news provider in the Western world ^_^

    • XXX

      Cherish the memories you spent with her and keep her in your heart.

  • http://www.psthc.fr ExTrooperBrenTurner

    Everybody , have a nice week end ! ;)

  • Nate

    Hey all. Quick thought. I’m still excited about March’s games. I’m hoping to pick between the Xbox or Playstation. I’ve always been a Ps gamer having 1-3. But the 3 had a lot of miss steps for me. Mainly party chat and exclusives that I thought were ok as well as never getting remote play to work. But lately I’ve been seeing how remote play seems to work some and Psnow might be good too. It’s weird, I was so ready to jump to Xbox but Playstation seems to be doing really well.

    • shogunknight

      I see no wrong in picking any one of the consoles for now. The library of games are going to increase in the coming months. Pick the console that meets most of your gaming conditions , be it exclusive, genre of games or any other criteria you prefer

    • Anime10121

      I’d say wait, unless youre really interested in a lot of cross gen games with slight improvements, as BOTH consoles leave a lot to be desired at the moment. The end of the year is looking a little better, but honestly, unless you HAVE to have one, I’d suggest waiting until 2015 (which COULD come with a price drop as well).

  • PrinceHeir

    man i never knew PS Plus is this soo good!

    got Dragon’s Dogma Dark Arisen(which pretty much bundles all the DLC from vanilla DD) and DmC.

    i’m very surprised on how i liked DmC so far. while it’s not on part with the original series. the game is really fun as hell and the combat is amazing.

    i think if this were a new IP, alot of people would play this game and Ninja Theory wouldn’t worry about alienating any fanbase as well as having the freedom to do what they want in the story and characters(they can make the MC smoke like the original DmC Dante)

    i do hope they make another game that has a similar combat like this game. its like what Devil May Cry 2 should have been in the first place.

    • Anime10121

      Recently played and beat DmC a few weeks ago (bought it during BF for 9.99) and I liked it a lot as well! I agree the original series (at least 3 and 4) was better, but honestly, at this point, I’d take another entry in either series and be happy…

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

      I like PS+ for mainly one reason… It uploads my save files to the cloud, lol. I’ve already gone through two PS3s, so it’s nice to know my data is backed up should something happen to this one.

    • Budgiecat

      you mean color coded enemies, no lock on, broken combo system, glitches, and 30 frames per second?

      no thanks

      • PrinceHeir

        i would say the color coded enemies sucked since it limits your combo to one weapon, especially if all the other enemies got destroyed.

        the lock on is a shame, but it works with all the combos you got.

        camera is the main problem of the game. and yeah it needs to be 60FPS since some of the evade moves is not working even though i timed it right.

        i haven’t seen any glitches so far, though i downloaded a patch before playing.

        if you want to see this game being played at the HIGHEST possible play look no further to n472a

        Dante

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vrDWhDn4kE

        Vergil

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LYubmMEjFk

        this guy is godlike, and definitely knows how to take advantage of the combo system.

  • ayb_91

    Please be excited !

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

    Just reposting this here in case people stopped keeping up with Open Forum #77 and missed it.

    So, an interview was held recently regarding Gundam Extreme VS Full
    Boost
    (mainly talking about the console version). A friend of mine
    translated the interview below if you’re interested in reading over some
    of the changes you can expect, upgrades, free and paid DLC, etc.

    http://pastebin.com/ytWjxgvj

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

    So yeah, I uploaded 30 Ryu ga Gotoku 5 videos yesterday, basically showing the Ultimate Battles (trial specific missions) that you unlock after clearing the game. If anyone is interested, you can start from the first one here and just use the playlist to go to the next one and so forth.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz_POS0UOrE&list=PLwny41v5iRDT4zOawrRSCLLC3RMeJhlMS&index=28

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

      Disregard the preview. Just click on the link above it to start from where the Ultimate Battles begin, otherwise you will start from the very beginning of the playlist and have to sort through all of the previous videos instead :p

  • bloodiOS

    So, I went and watched Frozen the other day and personally found it to be a mixed bag. There were many things I thought were pleasant to watch, but there were also quite a few things that I didn’t like… such as the musical part. Not all the musical scenes are bad, however, the ones where they open the gate, the crap about “can I tell you something crazy”, the snowman singing about summer, and especially the parts where they were singing two different tunes at the same time, all made me freaking cringed (my ears couldn’t handle it.) Funny though, I initially thought the movie has some good raw materials to create a NTR fanfiction but err… turned out that wasn’t the case (I suppose it’s still possible when you flip the perspective.) And darn, familial love is the best, now that’s the first I’ve ever seen (I thought that was unexpectedly amusing.) Well, anyway, I guess I at least enjoyed the movie enough not to dislike it. I personally would’ve liked it better had the movie been hand-drawn instead of CG…

    That aside, I’m not sure why but the entire time in my head, I thought some special effects like like the ice would look better if it was to utilize post-processing effects from YEBIS 2… would be nice to see how good the snow and ice would look if Frozen‘s world was somehow added to Kingdom Hearts III.

    • DarthBrian

      Frozen was awesome.

      • bloodiOS

        I’m… glad you liked it.

        • DarthBrian

          And you’re crazy for not liking it. >_>

          • bloodiOS

            Hey! I liked it enough to not hate it.

            • DarthBrian

              Yay! ^_^

              • bloodiOS

                Although I don’t think I’ll be getting a BD for it…

      • Six

        Frozen is a fantastic movie, just like Tangled before it. It’s just disappointing that so many animated films are now in CG.

        So many, that it’s starting to get incredibly generic. They are all beginning to blur together.

        • DarthBrian

          Yeah I was hoping Disney was bringing back 2D movies when they did Princess and the Frog, but I guess since it and Winnie The Pooh (another fantastic movie) didn’t perform well at the box office they assumed it was because people only go see 3D animation now. Pisses me off.

          • Six

            The fact that CG movies are cheaper to make than traditional animation isn’t helping matters either.

            I’d love to see Disney work with a Japanese animation studio on a film, but that would probably result in a financial failure.

            Trigger did fantastic work with Little Witch Academia, and I’m sure they’d cost pennies to hire, but no.

            Gotta make Cars 3 and further drive (lulz) Pixar’s reputation into the ground.

            • DarthBrian

              I liked Cars 2. >_>

              • Six

                I never saw it. I didn’t care for the first one, so I figured the sequel wouldn’t be worth it.

                The fact that it was green-lit with the sole purpose of selling toys kind of soured me on it as well.

                • OverlordZetta

                  Never saw 2 but I thought the first one was a perfectly fine example of a Pixar movie.

            • Budgiecat

              Cheaper to make?

              Tangled cost 250 million

              • Anime10121

                Thats including marketing costs though, which usually double the cost of a film (most studios spend more on marketing than they do on actually MAKING the film) :/

                • Budgiecat

                  Not all the time. If you go to certain sites, they separate the marketing budget from the development budget of movies…

                  • Anime10121

                    Oh, then my mistake.

              • Six

                Despicable Me cost less than $70 million. Princess and the Frog cost over $100 million.

                I think there are other factors at work with Disney.

                • Budgiecat

                  Captain Harlock cost 30 millon

              • Solomon_Kano

                Tangled also took 4+ years to make, since it was in development before Lasseter took over. Not all CG movies cost that much or take that long.

          • Anime10121

            Princess and the Frog did pretty good, actually good enough for Disney to say they’d do a 2D film every other year or so, Winnie the Pooh is what fucked our chances as that bombed something horrible at the box office. Disney failed to realize however that it wasnt because it was 2D, its because it was flippin Pooh bear :(

            • Solomon_Kano

              Pooh’s failure was on Disney’s terrible release and marketing decisions surrounding it. It wasn’t so much it flopping as it was Tangled making over double what Princess and the Frog made and seeing a better critical reception that put the last nail in that coffin.

              • Anime10121

                Well yeah, that too. But even I, someone who prefers their 2D animated movies, will admit that Tangled was a damn good movie, and I liked it a whole lot more than Princess and the Frog.

                Though I do wonder how Tangled would have looked in 2D… (fantastic movie though either way)

                • Solomon_Kano

                  I just caught the two of them last month and when I saw Princess and the Frog I thought it was cool, but Tangled was MUCH better.

                  Tangled certainly would have been interesting in 2D, what with Rapunzel’s hair and all.

                  • Anime10121

                    Yep, I’d go so far as to say that Tangled qualifies as a work as good as the renaissance of the 90s. However it’s the only 3D movie they’ve done to make me feel that way so far (note: I havent seen Frozen yet).

                    Wreck it Ralph was good, but that’s all it was, it was just a good feel good movie. Tangled however can sit alongside TLM, Aladdin, Mulan just fine to me.

                    • Solomon_Kano

                      Yea, I felt that way about Tangled too. While I really liked Wreck-It Ralph, it felt like Pixar-lite. Tangled was very much in the spirit of the renaissance.

                    • Anime10121

                      Pixar-lite…yes, that’s a fairly accurate description, I like it :P

            • DarthBrian

              Also they didn’t advertise it and they released it on the same day as Harry Potter.

        • OverlordZetta

          What does it being CG versus 2D change?

          • Six

            I think traditional animated movies have more heart poured into them than the CG films of today.

            Your opinion may differ, but I feel like more love and care went into something made by Studio Ghibli than something like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs or Despicable Me.

            You just can’t replace good, handcrafted art with 3D models made by a computer.

            • OverlordZetta

              I think it depends. You’re comparing two very different studios there, and obviously a Ghibli film will have more heart than those. But I could compare Pixar to the Pokemon movies they pump out every year too – is Pokemon really the one with more heart?

              • Six

                You’ve got me there.

                I guess I just wish these movies had art-styles as fantastic as their plots, acting and music.

                • OverlordZetta

                  That’s totally fair. I’d just like more quality movies in general, regardless of the way the characters look.

          • Anime10121

            I just like the look of (good) 2D animation over CG, ESPECIALLY when it comes to Disney, as they have some truly brilliant animators and artists.

    • Six
      • bloodiOS

        Holy crap, that’s freaking adorable!

      • Anime10121

        Damn you for making me think of what COULD have been had Disney not chased the 3D’s :(

    • 罪罰

      I would’ve also preferred it to be hand animated, the character style and proportions just bug the fuck out of me in 3D, like in Tangled. Come on Disney, you’re the 2D animation daddy, leave the 3D to Pixar.

    • OverlordZetta

      … Man for a minute I thought you were talking about the anime “Freezing” and was incredibly confused.

    • Guest

  • DarthBrian

    new anime season started.

    Highlight show for me so far is Noragami. It’s about a god with no worshippers except one girl who risked her life to save him from death, not knowing he was a god and her decision changes her life pretty much in the weirdest way possible. It’s pretty funny, plenty of action, and the animation is really good too.

    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=15585

    • OverlordZetta

      I’m liking Noragami quite a bit as well. Space Dandy is excellent too.

    • Nightcore34

      I’m liking that pretty well too, I also like many others, too much to name but ones that stand out are Tonari no seki-kun and Wooser season 2.

  • ayb_91

    Wth with boobs these days? Did they just remember them suddenly or what?

  • bloodiOS

    With Chu-2 Ren! and Nisekoi I think I’ll have some good romcom to laugh my ass off this season. I wonder if I should get started on Wake Up, Girls!

    • TheExile285

      Good choices

    • $18114340

      Are you also watching Mikakunin de Shinkoukei and D-Frag?

      • bloodiOS

        I’m gonna wait for batches and do a marathon after both shows are finished airing.

  • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

    Someone is playing Ni No Kuni? I’m in the final part of the battle and so far found very exciting the game.

  • bloodiOS

    So, I just happened to stumble upon a theme song from this H-game. The song is called SLAVE OF LOVE, apparently sung by someone named Mizuno Yūka (水乃優架). I kinda like the song (more like how it sounds since I don’t understand Japanese) so I’ve been searching around like crazy but couldn’t find anything about this particular singer or even where to purchase her music… The only thing I could find is this 192kbps MP3 file

    • new_tradition

      What’s the name of the the game?

      • bloodiOS

        It’s freaking long…

        美脚隷嬢優奈「脚もお尻もこんなに穢すなんて……絶対に許さない!

        Here’s the game’s official website (NSFW):

        http://www.crossover-soft.jp/yuna.html

        • new_tradition

          Long game title, short url for the game site, lol xD

  • 罪罰

    The Last Of Us got 203 Game of the Year awards, I just find it really crazy. I’m happy though, it was that game this year that just made go “woah”

    • OverlordZetta

      203 as in you missed the 1 in 2013 or 203 as in that many places/people said it was game of the year?

      • 罪罰

        201* from critics/websites/magazines named it game of the year.

        http://gotypicks.blogspot.se/

        • Six

          ctrl-f “Metal Gear Rising”

          (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

          ctrl-f “Muramasa”

          ‎(ノಥ益ಥ)ノ ┻━┻

          ctrl-f “Dragon’s Crown”

          (╯°Д°)╯︵ /(.□ . )

          ctrl-f “A Link Between Worlds”

          ┬─┬ ノ( ゜-゜ノ)

  • Samsara09

    http://www.khinsider.com/news/TWEWY-Live-Remix-to-be-terminated-in-February-3483
    justice being made.Well,hopefully,they realize how they are wasting a good game.Did that IoS port of The World Ends With You get bad sales as well?Square Enix is always talking about fan demand.Now they are learning what it is.

    • Budgiecat

      Good.

      I hope all that stupid f2p ‘pay to get ahead’ social mobage shit fails and they and Capcom realize to go back to making real games on consoles again without microtransaction bullshit

      • Samsara09

        I will never forget when Square Enix shat in my face with that week long countdown page for an IoS port,when some people were practically BEGGING them to make a sequel to The world ends with you…and many more where hyped through the roof with a new game….

        or,even a “Final mix” or “for the sequel” remake or port of the original TWEWY to the 3ds.I would gladly buy both of them.But an IoS port…and then a social game,when there is 0 demand…Enough.

    • new_tradition

      I didn’t even know Live Remix was a FTP game O_O

      • OverlordZetta

        Same here. I thought it was just a port.

        • Anime10121

          There were two different TWEWY games for iOS, one was a port, the other a FTP social game.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    What’s up? I hope everyone is having a nice weekend. I went to see Lone survivor with some friends last night. I thought it was one of the better war movies I’ve seen over the past few years,

    • DarthBrian

      I saw Love Survivor Thursday night. Awesome movie.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Agreed. =)

    • DarkLegacy

      I was on PS4 playing Knack and I completed it. And I am trying to complete AC IV

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Congrats.

        • DarkLegacy

          Thanks. And now I’ve completed AC IV. And I will probably play DBZ: Battle of Z when it’s released this month

    • Solomon_Kano

      Been trying to get back to some shows I’m behind on while I wait for the return of Arrow and the US premier of Sherlock season 3. Just finished season 2 of Sons of Anarchy this morning.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I need to catch up on some TV shows as well. I’ve been watching more anime lately.

        • Solomon_Kano

          Man, I don’t even want to think about all of the anime I need to get back to. So many shows I picked up just to put off… ay dios mio.

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            I know dat feel. I’m always falling behind on everything. I just try and ignore that now… watch things when I naturally get to them.

            I used to kinda panic or get really frustrated about trying to keep up with all my hobbies. I suppose I finally figured out that wasn’t worth it.

            Now… if we figure out how to use the clone jutsu from Naruto in real life anytime soon, someone please tell me about it asap!

            I could make a few clones and get so much done. =P

            I’m suddenly reminded I need to watch Luther season 3 still. lol

            • Solomon_Kano

              Yea, I used to be all “where does the time go D:” but then I just figured I’ll get to things when I get to em, and got over it lol.

              I need to watch season 3 myself. I completely forgot it already aired. Drat.

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

        So, your also a big Game of Thrones fan? Same here. I’m just ready for the new season to start.

        • Six

          April 6th seems like so far away.

          I’d say I’m a pretty big fan. I’ll admit that I’ve never read the books, just because I’m not much of a reader. The show though is fantastic. Really excited about that Telltale game as well.

          My mother is a massive fan who has read all of the books, so she knows exactly what is going to happen next, and she has to be careful to not spoil things.

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            Awesome. I need to find time to read the books, I really want to. I’m a big fan, and while I’m not much of a reader myself, I think I would do it for Game of Thrones.

            Yeah, April 6th is way too far away. My only gripe is with HBO. I wish they would give the show an even bigger budget. Oh. the things they could do with more money…

            Don’t get me wrong, the show is fantastic, but they could do even more with more cash.

            That’s pretty awesome about your mom being a huge fan. I hope she didn’t spoil the wedding. I do my best to stay away from all the discussion about it. To avoid spoilers and stuff.

            • Six

              I tried to get into the books a few times, but they jump so often between characters, and there are just so many different characters who come and go, that I just said screw it.

              That said, dude really needs to finish the series. He isn’t getting any younger, and it would be a shame for him to pass before his work is finished.

              A bigger budget would be nice. Longer season too. 13 episodes instead of 10 would be fantastic.

              With the wedding, I just knew something big was going to happen. Thankfully as I’m not a fanboy of that specific family (Daenerys4lyfe) I wasn’t left as emotionally scarred as the rest of the world seemed to be.

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

      1. Been watching Lilyhammer and Touch on Netflix

      2. Playing KanColle and other games to try and clear my backlog as much as possible before Sengoku Basara 4 arrives in a couple of weeks and causes a snowball effect, lol. Gundam Extreme VS Full Boost comes out a week later, then Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin in February, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd in March, then Super Robot Wars Z3 in April

      3. Trying to find some inspiration for my next track, but nothing so far

      4. Thinking about writing some more, but feeling too lazy, lol

      5. Wanting to draw, but feeling too intimidated (ざわ…ざわ…)

      • Budgiecat

        6.Contemplating changing my avatar back to Godmars

        • Budgiecat

          7.Stop ignoring and downvoting Budgiecat everytme he brings up the Godmars avatar situation…

  • True Gamer

    Ive been playing a lot of first person shooters lately. I mean there cool in all but damn lol. Im tryna decide to either get the wonderful 101, mario 3D world, Assassins creed 4, or lego marvel super heroes for PS4. Any suggestions?

    • bloodiOS

      W101. It’s always nice to support things that undeservedly bombed…

      • True Gamer

        I played the demo and I really enjoyed it. However, I also like the other games I listed. lol all bad. I guess if I bring it down to mario and W101 and flip a coin I can choose that way lol

      • Solomon_Kano

        It’s also damn cheap now (sadly), so that helps.

    • OverlordZetta

      Not the Lego game. I loved them many years ago, got the new Batman one, regretted it after only an hour.

  • Tac-Mex

    Can we discuss the recent immigration to europe by muslims, turks and black people? How is to live in a multcultural country?

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

      I really don’t think we should, honestly. This is one of those issues you’d probably want to stay away from since it can go from discussion to flame war in a matter of seconds. It’s a very delicate subject and I honestly don’t think it can be discussed in a civilized manner long enough to be productive in any way.

    • Six

      Uh…

      I don’t think I have an anime gif or a witty image for this one.

    • Budgiecat

      I know where you want to go with this judging by a past comment you made so lets just not go there…

  • Six

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/95240376c83082831facbde7662cdc3f/tumblr_mz5jzgKZjI1rpxpqbo1_500.gif

    It’s been a while since I have wanted to see a character put in their place as much as her.

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

      This.

    • Nightcore34

      I think she’s cute but still. Can’t wait for her to get put in her place, be funny if it was done by mako.

      • Six

        It’ll definitely be interesting to see how she is dealt with. She is so far beyond every other character when it comes to strength that it’s ridiculous.

        • Nightcore34

          Yeah I don’t think even satsuki and Ryuko together could take her down, and she seems to be this powerful without the use of clothing.

          • Six

            And after the last episode, I don’t think Ryuko’s situation could get any worse.

            • Nightcore34

              Not to mention Mako, her cheerleader has been taken away to attack by accident.

              • Six

                It looks like the next episode has Ryuko traveling with Stupid Sexy Sensei, so maybe the show will finally reveal more about Nudist Beach and what they are up to.

                I mean, it’s got to be more than just the two guys, right? :P

                • Nightcore34

                  Most likely, because he was saying something like I’ve sent the information and after I deal with this I’m going. It might mean the Nudist Beach will help the other schools fight? But It’s most likely ryuuko has to find the scraps of senketsu and fix him together.

  • PrinceHeir

    one of the most awkward moments happened when i was playing DmC today.

    i just finished this succubus boss and my father was watching my play since the combos look cool. then after that it showed a sex scene with Mundus and that woman.

    seriously, i don’t really mind them seeing, but it really felt awkward when that scene came. the funny thing is i was telling my mind “please no sex scene, please no sex scene” then boom it came XD

    i instantly grabbed a rightstuf magazine as the scene plays. the woman even look hideous and asked myself what happened to her hair?!

    such cringe worthy scene! after that nothing happened. no reactions and i just continued playing as usual.

    still that was awkward as hell fucking Ninja Theory.

    • Six

      That scene is incredibly awkward no matter who is in the room.

      Just… ugh. The faces.

      • PrinceHeir

        yeah, the worst part are the faces.

        seriously what the hell happened!?!

        • Six

          The whole scene just came off as kind of try-hardy.

          Hell, lots of the game comes off that way. :P #soedgy

        • Budgiecat

          the whole game is an ugly mess.

          I also hate it when Dante tries to smile. Looks creepster

    • shogunknight

      That must have been really awkward for you. It was unexpected for me too when playing, i think i skipped it by reflex because my junior bro was watching me play.

  • RSene

    SOOOOOOOOOOOO…

    Is PS Now the end of the consoles? Your thoughts!!!!!!!!!

    • Tac-Mex

      I dunno, first of all we must know the price and how good will it work, i don’t really think it will replace backward compatibility, only time will tell.

      • shogunknight

        Its not, its just a service. They did say themselves that its not the answer to the backwards compatibility issue at CES. And they probably are using it as a safe mode should console sales falter in the future

    • Six

      Not a chance. Maybe in a few decades, and that is being generous.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Nope.

      • Six

        People will shout from the rooftops that consoles and PCs are obsolete the more streaming becomes a thing.

        Until they try to play a match of Street Fighter or Call of Duty with it.

        • shogunknight

          Call of Duty? Server downtime would be catastrophic

        • Solomon_Kano

          Mm. All that input lag~

          • Six

            I’d pay money to see someone play Ninja Gaiden II on Master Ninja with a service like PS Now.

    • $18114340

      It’ll be the end of consoles the same way OnLive was the end of gaming PCs.

      • shogunknight

        I dont think its intention is to end anything in gaming. They are just adding an option for a specified category of gamers, steam machines probably best fit your statement.

    • RSene

      Alright, hey look, I don’t want to create a fight here, but nothing that you guys saw about this tech made you consider this a possíbility? I mean, I saw the thing working, it just streams the video to whenever device you have…

      There’s no one here wondering if after this new generation here from 6 or 7 years Sony and MS you just launch on the market a device that works more like a PS Vita TV? No one?

      • Six

        The vast majority of the world doesn’t have the online infrastructure to handle streaming like that.

        And it will be a very long time before it does.

        • RSene

          All right, that’s true..

  • PrinceHeir

    anyone excited as hell for the new Sailor Moon anime :D

    http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/01/09-1/new-pretty-guardian-sailor-moon-anime-set-for-july-2014

    hell yeah!! i’m glad Mitsuishi, Kotono is returning as the original voice actor of Usagi :)

    i’m thinking if i should watch the whole series(including movies and specials) to prepare this july.

    though at the same time, i want to watch the Utena series and Mawaru Penguindrum. then Evangelion series on July :)

    • shogunknight

      what the? wow, its been a damn long while

    • Solomon_Kano

      Finally. Been waiting for this.

    • Anime10121

      Me me me!!! I’ve been looking forward to this thing since it was announced summer 2012 and supposed to start LAST SUMMER (I rewatched the entire series sometime around last February or so and bought the entire 2012-2013 manga releases) !

      SM’s one of my favorite anime properties and I’ve always loved it for being the series that introduced me to anime before I even knew what an anime was!

      I cant WAIT for this thing to drop this summer FINALLY (unless it gets delayed AGAIN)!

      Usagi ftw!
      http://geek-news.mtv.com//wp-content/uploads/geek/2012/07/sailormoon20th_575.jpg

      • Budgiecat

        What gets me is why was Hunter X Hunter and this Sailor Moon getting proper treatment, yet they totally skipped past Yu Yu Hakusho’s anniversary and didn’t bother to redraw animation for Dragonball Kai?

        • PrinceHeir

          what the hell, why didn’t they announced a Yu Yu Hakusho anime?!?!

          i’m actually surprised on why Hunter X Hunter got a reboot. was the original series not faithful to the manga or something??

          • Budgiecat

            I have no idea. I asked the question once but I dont remember the answer. I think it was that though…

          • Anime10121

            Hunter X Hunter got a reboot to cover the new manga chapters that have been released since.

        • Anime10121

          I’m glad HXH got the remake, as it introduced me to the property, and Sailor Moon was a HUGE series that had fantastic video, toys, and merchandise sales, so that may be a part of it.

          Yu Yu Hakusho, while being my favorite Shounen series bar none, isnt near as successful as Sailormoon nor Dragonball. While speaking of DB, I have no idea why they chose too go such a cheap route with Kai. I still see Kai as a waste of time and a quick cash grab. I’m not really into dBZ anymore, but even I know it deserved far better.

          • Budgiecat

            Yeah but, there’s plenty of Anime from back in the day you can easily seek out if you research and are a fan of Anime…

          • Samsara09

            I have a great friend that is rather “addicted” to Hunter Hunter.He says it has the potencial to beat even one piece and Naruto to a pulp.Quite a shame that the writer doesn’t think so,it seems.The guy is already a year or two on hiatus…I would really like to read HXH,but not like this.a pity.
            Sailor moon really deserved a new anime…ahhh,the memories are coming back…epic!

    • Budgiecat

      what Evangelion series?

      • PrinceHeir

        all of them :P

        • Budgiecat

          Oh I thought you meant there’s a new one coming out.

          • PrinceHeir

            i’m gonna watch the whole series in preparation for the final movie next year ^^

    • Samsara09

      WHAAAAAAAAATTTTTT!?SAILOR MOON IS BACK!?Boy,I really loved sailor moon….it was my childhood,even though I am a boy.Not as much as Dragon Ball Z,Ruroni Kenshin,Gundam Wings,Inuyasha,Yu Yu Hakusho,Saint Seiya…but it helped introduce me to the glory of the animes.

    • bloodiOS

      If it was a remaster or something, I might be excited but this sounds like they’ll re-adapt the series and that could either be good or astoundingly horrible in everyway. Well, let’s hope it has this kind of good:

    • new_tradition

      Whoa, news to me. I loved Sailor Moon as a kid, though knowing how censored they made it, I’ve been meaning to get through the series in Japanese. A couple of clips I saw looks pretty kewl to boot :3

      Maybe I should just wait for this remake…

      Related note, the movies confused me. Does anything happen in them that carries over to the anime, or could I just pass them over if I really wanted to? I don’t mind checking them out and thinking of them as “what if” stories, but their canon-ness was never clear to me

  • shogunknight

    The PS Now topic just reminded me, how was CES2014 for you guys? Any tech that spiked your interest?The new occulus looked interesting

    Verges Best of CES
    http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/10/5277618/the-verge-awards-the-best-of-ces-2014

    • Budgiecat

      I don’t remember anything except:

      smartband that looks like a stupidband
      dog mounted video camera
      Michael Bay karma

      • shogunknight

        Haha, that michael bay meltdown was really embarrasing

    • Six

      Oculus Rift, definitely. Steam Machines too, though I’m more interested in what they’ll be like 2-3 years down the line.

      • shogunknight

        The steam machines look really cool and have nice features but it felt like there was no sort of “united effort” by the companies. They are all competing with each other, theres going to be a cluster of machines ranging from $500-$6000. I feel they should have been categorized, maybe low, medium and high spec. After the show i had more questions than answers tbh, i hope it gets cleared soon

        • Six

          Yeah, I wish Valve would have set guidelines or something to make things easier on the consumer.

          Hopefully things get cleared up the closer these things get to release.

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

      So, I guess this week is ‘boob week’, apparently, lol.

      http://i.minus.com/i72qnmG5gqkdL.gif

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

          Pretty sure I said ‘boob week’ not ‘ass week’.

          • Budgiecat

            I’m rebelling

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

              No surprise there :p

      • PrinceHeir

        sauce??

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

          No clue. Sometimes people post random gifs in my feed on Facebook and I just save them, lol. I won’t know what most of these are since I don’t watch ecchi stuff.

        • Anime10121

          To Love Ru

          • PrinceHeir

            thanks!

            • Anime10121

              No prob :P

    • bloodiOS

      I like her abs =D

  • Budgiecat

    Would you believe there’s actually a visual novel first person shooter H-game? With a serious plot?

    (Gun-Katana)
    http://www.cyc-soft.com/b-cyc-pro/gun/g_main.htm

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

      Sure, why not? Galgun is ecchi and it’s a rail shooter.

      • Budgiecat

        thats a rail shooter though. This is an actual FPS with hentai scenes, but the majority of the game is a serious tone..

        There’s also another anime FPS called Legend of Alfur

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

          FPS, rail shooter, whatever. It could be a basketball game and I’d still believe it. It’s Japan, bro.

          • Budgiecat

            What I’m saying is if its so believable, then all this time we’d have had more examples but we don’t.

            I can count the number of Japanese FPS with one hand really…

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

              Er… There are plenty examples of shoddy excuses of gameplay covering up the true nature of the game (H-game). I don’t even. Suddenly, Japan making H-games is weird now?

              It’s 2014, man.

              • Budgiecat

                Where did I say Japan making H-games is weird? Can’t you see I’m talking about FPS?

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

                  Again, doesn’t matter. You’re making a big deal out of a whole lot of nothing. It could be a farming simulator.

                  It’s still an H-game in the end, FPS or not. Nothing new here.

                  • Budgiecat

                    Except you totally ignored where I also mentioned Legend of Alfur.
                    H-Game or not, the point that they thought making a FPS would help it sell is a newer idea since most Japanese developers shy away from making FPS…

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

                      >Except you totally ignored where I also mentioned Legend of Alfur.

                      That’s because I didn’t see that mentioned anywhere at all. All you mentioned was Gun-Katana. Anyway, wake me up when they make something that’s really surprising.

                    • Budgiecat

                      It’s mentioned above try reading better.

                      See all this absence of a proper Godmars avatar has gotten you mixed up in the head. Come back to reality.

                      Come back to Godmars…

                      http://www.tokusatsudvd.com/images/4/godmars2.JPG

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

                      >Would you believe there’s actually a visual novel first person shooter H-game? With a serious plot?

                      (Gun-Katana)

                      >thats a rail shooter though. This is an actual FPS with hentai scenes, but the majority of the game is a serious tone..

                      >What I’m saying is if its so believable, then all this time we’d have had more examples but we don’t.

                      I can count the number of Japanese FPS with one hand really…

                      >Where did I say Japan making H-games is weird? Can’t you see I’m talking about FPS?

                      >Except you totally ignored where I also mentioned Legend of Alfur.
                      H-Game
                      or not, the point that they thought making a FPS would help it sell is a
                      newer idea since most Japanese developers shy away from making FPS…

                      >It’s mentioned above try reading better.

                      See all this absence of a proper Godmars avatar has gotten you mixed up in the head. Come back to reality.

                      Come back to Godmars…

                      Nope. Unless you made an edit (those tend to not show up immediately unless you reload the page), I’m not seeing it. I really wish people would stop attacking my reading comprehension every time they spout bullshit, lol.

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

                      Not as much as you apparently seem to be losing yours.

    • 罪罰

      Japan does it again.

  • HighBrowDrifter

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg14snZD51g#t=12

    The view isn’t the best (also, the guy playing is mediocre at best), but it is some extra game-play nonetheless. Enjoy.

    • Budgiecat

      When does FF XIII Snow show up? Considering he lives on Earth now?

    • bloodiOS

      More or less the same thing as this:

      http://gematsu.com/2013/11/five-minutes-of-new-infamous-second-son-gameplay

      Also…

      • HighBrowDrifter

        It pretty much was the same footage from a while back…..but they showed a little more of the Neon power.

  • Budgiecat

    So how do you feel about Disney/Marvel delisting all Marvel games on Online networks?

    • Elvick

      I honestly don’t get it. In general I don’t get license holders.

      You’d think they would want to renew their contracts and make some money off pre-existing deals. And you’d think that companies would want to continue to make something off work they did. Especially good games.

      But nope… I guess they just want to… I don’t know. :

    • PrinceHeir

      i grabbed Marvel vs Capcom Origins and 2 HD on PSN the day it got delisted.

      and it was sale too!! it cost around 5-7 bucks i think for PS Plus members.

      i could see why Square Enix is hesitant on putting Kingdom Hearts BBS on Vita.

      then again 2.5 HD Remix is coming out so no use for that one.

      Square Enix needs to port the collection 1.5 and 2.5 HD Remix on Vita!

  • bloodiOS

    When does December NPD results come out? I’m a bit bored and suddenly felt the urge to watch things burn…

    • 罪罰

      muh sales

  • TheExile285

    Hey Sal, any chance I can get a clean version of the SK Open Thread picture?

  • Budgiecat

    I wonder what Anita Sarkeesian thinks of this game

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljSdS4PspLg

    • Elvick

      Good god, what the hell did they film that with?

  • Six
    • 罪罰

      wut

      • Six

        Sony really messed up. No one is going to care about The Witness, Rime or Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture when Nintendo managed to snag the mother of all indie titles.

        • 罪罰

          Not to be an ass but that sort of thing in Unity just takes around 3-4 hours even less maybe.

          • Six

            I can’t begin to imagine the mindset of the people who are making that thing.

            I mean, they actually went “Yup, this is good!” and uploaded it to YouTube. It’s an actual game they are going to be charging money for.

            • Elvick

              Reminded me of an Xbox Live Indie Game, it was a 3D platformer with some Sunflower character. I can’t find the name of it.

              Only this looked worse, since they’re just walking around slowly. And in the XBLIG you could at move quickly and jump around and do wall jumps and stuff.

              If it’s anything other than $0.99 then I’ll laugh. If it comes out at all.

              • Six

                They do have another game that is supposed to be coming out in February.

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-kVQgxg1dA

                It only makes slightly more sense than the smushed cat thing.

                • Elvick

                  oh lawd… I thought “this doesn’t look as bad”, then the blocks came in… and then the monkey started to move.

                  There’s a reason they don’t let people rate or comment on their stuff. That’s for sure.

    • Elvick

      Mario killer.

  • bloodiOS

    *Sigh* I want an HD game for Record of Lodoss War

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Me too, same themes too, I adore the english one

  • Elvick

    This anime made me think… what are some of the worst titles of anime?

    Future Card Buddyfight

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OO1-MXCLhE

    • Budgiecat

      Not a title, but I recall a flight team in an anime that called themselves “Pink Pecker”

      • Elvick

        ha

    • Six

      “Would you like to Buddy Challenge me?”

      Also, that armor dinosaur thing has got to be the stupidest thing I have ever seen.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Well that is afaik an anime aimed at children. They usually aren’t the greatest shows.

      • Elvick

        I’m talking about the title… not the quality of the anime.

        • Six

          It sounds like some kind of Chinese bootleg of Yu Gi Oh.

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

            Can we make that joke anymore?

            • Six

              With a title like “FutureCard BuddyFight”, I think it’s acceptable.

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

                Well I meant because the Chinese lifted the ban on consoles.

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

          Oh… /derp.

      • Budgiecat

        So was Shin-Chan and Dr. Slump (but not exclusively)

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

          S-shin-chan for children?!

          • Budgiecat

            okay Doraemon

            happy?

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

              Sure.

    • Nice Boat

      The opening and ending themes are hilarious. I’ve heard of Engrish but this reminded of the old Mazinger theme.

    • Nice Boat

      Good god one of the Youtube comments

      “hot damn those dragon men, 30/5 would bang marry etc…”

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        30… out of 5… I think they need to re-take a math class or two or a bunch.

        • Nice Boat

          I’m pretty sure the user couldn’t do maths when being aroused by the dragons or something

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

            lol I love dragons too, but not that much. xD And are you not American perhaps?

    • Solomon_Kano

      I had this exact thought earlier. I saw a commercial advertising the card game and that title just… no.

  • Six

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

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=96769382&postcount=1

    A whole bunch of concept art for The Evil Within has leaked. Looks like there is much more to this game than an asylum.

    In Mikami I trust.

    • KingNigma

      Thought that was TLOU at first glance.

      • Six

        Yeah, there is a pretty strong resemblance.

        Not sure if it’s a bad thing though. The creator of Resident Evil making a game that looks like a combination of RE4 and The Last of Us? Who wouldn’t want that?

    • Budgiecat

      Not sure I like the main character but otherwise everything else looks good….

      • Six

        But his name is Sebastian Castellanos. How can you possibly not like that?

        • Budgiecat

          Visually he reminds me too much of Luis Sera (with a haircut), and I don’t like his chauvanistic stay behind attitude towards his female partner in the demo. Besides, he doesn’t look vulnerable as her or the guy with glasses which helps the survival horror aspect more.
          Moments of the most ‘sense of danger’ I ever had with horror games was when I played as less macho characters such as Haunting Ground, Rule of Rose, Fatal Frame, Siren, Silent Hill etc

          • Six

            I think it would be neat to have a more confident protagonist. That would make it more interesting when they are inevitably broken down.

            A character who thinks they are in control, who think they can handle the situation, but it turns out they are completely helpless.

            But that’s just me.

            • Budgiecat

              We always get that….tough talking Joel, boulder punching Chris, wise cracking Garcia Hotspur, space marine dudebro in Aliens vs Predator, badass Leon….

              btw that picture you posted is not the main character so why’d you post that?

              • Six

                When I did a Google search of the name, he is what popped up. All of the gameplay I’ve seen never showed the protagonist from the front, so I assumed. Cut me some slack.

                Also, those characters you mention are all just testosterone-driven action heroes.

                When is Leon or Chris ever afraid? When are they ever not calm and in control?

                I want a cock-sure character who has all of that stripped away.

                • Budgiecat

                  I would have thought you’d have watched the preview demo by now though….

                  • Six

                    I’ve only seen the footage Bethesda uploaded to their YouTube, and it only has the one dude.

                    I just assumed bro lost his glasses or something.

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

            Way to stereotype, bro. So, basically what you’re saying is that only “less macho” characters are allowed to ever be afraid and that “macho” men should always take the role of being a leader, not afraid of anything. Awesome.

            Hey, isn’t that the same mentality the Japanese have when making J-RPGs and always putting the frail girl in the party as your support or offensive magic user?

            • Budgiecat

              yeah

        • Elvick

          Would make out with.

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

    Saw this recently and thought I’d post here since I thought it was pretty cool.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOl_97PN9MY

    • bloodiOS

      Hmm… would be nice if there’s a Jumper game that is similar to this.

      • Solomon_Kano

        I shed a single tear every time I’m reminded of Jumper’s existence. Just saw an ad for “Jumper 3D” the other day and couldn’t deal. What a waste of a potentially interesting concept.

        More to your point though, in what sense? Just… a first person Jumper game?

        • bloodiOS

          Yeah. It would be nice if there’s a game with an original plot but is still based on the Jumper‘s universe. I would certainly enjoy high-speed close-quarter combat while being able to instantly teleport everywhere in 1st-person perspective. Beside, there’s so much potential in the war between the Jumpers and Paladins.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Ideally, a game would draw from the world of the books and just avoid the movie. That could be nice.

    • Budgiecat

      That was pretty impressive. Gives me the depressing feeling that Hollywood couldn’t make that if they tried….

  • Budgiecat

    Cant wait for the new Godzilla movie coming out

    http://cdn.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/godzilla18.gif

  • Eder García

    Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder is GODLIKE

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder needs better image recognition.

  • KingNigma

    Recently finished Breaking Bad and wow…what a show.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      I watched the first season and couldn’t really get into it… I will try to finish it eventually…

      • KingNigma

        I feel the first season barely scratches the surface of what the show is capable of putting the viewer through so I understand. I myself was pretty much on the fence on whether I should even watch the show thinking it was just the cool thing to do at the time.

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

          Mm….

    • TheExile285

      I loved it. One of the best TV shows I’ve seen in awhile.

  • bloodiOS

    I keep finding myself liking Mokoto’s old look much more than her later iterations. I just love that colder, tougher, and more muscular look.

  • Elvick

    Imported Digimon World Re: Digitized (PSP) and Tales of Hearts (DS). Sadly it’s the CG movie version of Hearts, but for $20 it’s worth the loss of anime. Not about to pay over $40 more just to have some anime movies. I can get Hearts R for less than that version of Hearts. :/ (and I will get that version sometime)

    Finished Digimon Adventure again. <3 it

    Started Adventure 02, I've never seen the beginning. Now it makes sense as to why they needed to armor digivolve. It never made sense to me before. :P Can't wait to see the start of Tamers and the fourth one that I can't remember the name of, because I never saw the beginning of those either.

    Watching the dub of both. I don't mind the dubs, never have, but I wish they would have left the show's score alone. I actually love the opening song for the dub, but the stuff they play during the later half of Adventure and all throughout Adventure 02 battles (and during the Digimon Movie) is just too much.

    Gonna watch the Japanese versions sometimes too since they're up on Netflix.

    On episode 22 of Xros Wars. I still love it.

    • Solomon_Kano

      > the fourth one that I can’t remember the name of

      That would be Digimon Frontier.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        That would be Digimon shit. Seriously… I hated that season.

        • Solomon_Kano

          Okay.

        • Elvick

          I like what I’ve seen of it.

      • Elvick

        Ah, right. The DVD set doesn’t even have that on it. xP

        Tamers is the only one (thus far) with the actual series name on it. The others just say Digimon: Digital Monsters.

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    Friend is doing a Gaming marathon to earn money for Child’s Play it is a charity, set up in 2003, that is dedicated to improve the lives of children in hospitals with games, books, toys and more with the donations they receive

    http://www.takuchat.com/childs-play-24-hour-livestream-january-11-and-12/

    Feel free to stop in and comment or donate if youd like! :D

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

      So cute

    • Six

      That Sonic video. Sweet Jesus.

      What did furries do to the franchise of my childhood?

  • TheExile285

    Anybody excited for more Space Dandy tonight? :V

    • Sevyne

      Definitely looking forward to it.

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

      Call me Dandy… Space Dandy!

    • bloodiOS

      I have decided to wait for the final batch.

      • TheExile285

        Fair enough. I would do that but I’m too impatient lol

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

      Nope. My excitement is saved for Ippo this day of the week~

      http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/1198/o6p.gif

    • Wolf Star

      Soo is that show any good?? I heard mixed things about the show..

      • TheExile285

        Well it’s a comedy and so far I like it. I’d say, don’t go in expecting anything serious:

        http://www.funimation.com/shows/space-dandy/anime

        • Wolf Star

          Sweet :D soo Episode 2 is coming tonight??

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

            Came already.

            • Wolf Star

              Dang it.. I just watched the 1st episode and it’s really funny xD haha I like it. Kinda odd but funny.

  • Ace

    I miss the good ‘ole days.

    • Budgiecat

      Jibun woooooo

    • TheExile285

      What days you talking about?

  • Six
    • Budgiecat

      lol Space Dandy just made fun of checking in on Facebook and broadcasting your whereabouts to the world…

      Always hated that feature…

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Looked more like Twitter to me.

        • Budgiecat

          he said “checking in at” which reminded me of Facebook.
          Anyways, Facebook, Twitter, same annoying self absorbed shit different names…

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

    I’m gearing up to make some purchases soon. Getting Tearaway for a friend (and I need to get myself a copy at some point) and I’m going to focus on some PSN purchases. I believe my IOU to XSEED is ready to be cashed in, with Trails in the Sky and Corpse Party 1/2 topping the list. Also I need to find the special edition for Ys: Celcetta n.n

    • Six

      The limited edition for Celceta is pretty easy to find. It’s still running about $60 everywhere though.

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

        Good to know, I’m thinking with the 14 on 14, I might toss in Trails, Corpse Party 1/2 to the cart since my total was only $38.98 but I’ll see on Friday ^0^

    • MrFinalgamer

      oh Tearaway is amazing dude! you’ll love it + it’s also an eas platinum ;)

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

        Easy platinum is always music to my ears, er I mean I’m defo in it for the experience! (Really)

  • Budgiecat

    I miss Xaltmas…

    http://i.imgur.com/NUhEa.gif

    ….on second though… nah not really…..:P

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

      lol Where did he go?

      • Budgiecat

        Last I heard, he was leaving this planet to search other galaxies for other life forms gather them and teraform on an isolated planet using the Genesis engine….

    • kirby755

      Umm Whats happening to Xaltmas? I haven’t been around much lately -_-.

      • Budgiecat

        He got pissed and kicked a bomb thinking it was a Blitzball….

        • kirby755

          Sounds like something Xaltmas would do, But it all feels strange. But I don’t much honestly.

    • bloodiOS

      Oh yeah, he seriously deactivated his Disqus account, didn’t he?

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

      He’s still around, just under a different name, lol. You should really learn to check the profiles of these new names you see pop up around here. What are you, a casual?

      http://i.minus.com/ibop2ETkspASbu.gif

      • Budgiecat

        You’re too naive and quick to judge oh Godmars deserter….

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

          I’m naive because I bothered to check one of these new accounts here and knew it was Xaltmas? Yeah, that makes a whole lot of sense. I’m quick to judge, but yeah… You kind of had that coming since you thought he was gone, but he isn’t :3

      • DarkLegacy

        So Six is Xaltmas?

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

          Ask him yourself~

  • kirby755

    Blue Exorcist coming to Toonami, But I don’t know how to reply to that. Hmmm….

  • bloodiOS

    Whatever did happen to Cradle, I wonder…

    • Six

      When everyone was tweeting Yakuza and Type-0 to Sony for that third-party team thing, I tweeted that game.

      I was probably the only one who did.

      • bloodiOS

        Thank you for doing that, since I don’t tweet ;)

        • Six

          I figured that since Sony has such a hard-on for indie games, it couldn’t hurt.

          Sadly, I’m sure it got lost among the mass tweets asking for Shenmue III and a remake of Final Fantasy VII.

          Which is a shame, because I’m sure helping out a Ukrainian dev consisting of three people is probably a lot cheaper than whatever AAAA fantasy that the fans want.

          • bloodiOS

            So, what happened to the game anyway. Is there even a release date planned?

            • Six

              Not that I’m aware of. Their Facebook was updated back in November, so they are at least still chugging along.

              It definitely seems like a “it’s done when it’s done” type deal.

              The game has passed the Steam Greenlight too, so that’s one less hurdle they have to deal with.

              http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=94530345

              • bloodiOS

                *Sigh* It seems to be such a fresh experience and would be a nice addition for the PS4’s library, so I hope Sony would consider reaching out for it…

                • Six

                  There is a guy who works at Sony that is really active on Twitter. He does all kinds of stuff with indie games, and people tweet him games all the time.

                  I’ll try sending him their stuff tomorrow.

                  • bloodiOS

                    I await your good news ;)

  • Wolf Star

    http://sailormoon.wikia.com/wiki/Sailor_Moon_(second_anime_series)
    New Sailor Moon (Anime) is going to be premiering on July 2014!! It’s not a remake but I think it will adapt from manga. I have watched 1 or 2 episodes back then but I never watched the series as a whole. Can’t wait to see what’s the anime about?

    • bloodiOS

      In other words, they’re re-adapting… this could turn out badly…

      • Wolf Star

        Who knows? It might be good or bad?? Idk lol I haven’t seen other episodes or anything like that, back then.

    • Budgiecat

      most likely its about magical school girls in sailor uniform school outfits..

    • Elvick

      Hope it doesn’t suck.

      And I hope it doesn’t stop the original from being re-released on DVD at some point.

  • bloodiOS

    Ah… Nine to Five Lover, it would appear that I have stumbled upon quite a delicious piece of works. Hohoho… so kinky and stimulating.

  • Budgiecat

    Finally finished watching Karas

    http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv255/ultra_magnes/karas-limit1.gif
    http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo201/HelelBenShahar/karas-limit3.gif

    Confusing show at first, but then they sort of wrap things up at the end.

    Now I wonder why Capcom didn’t portray him better in the game; I mean, he transforms in to a badass race car and a jet..

    http://www.toyboxcollection.com/wp-content/uploads/post_pics/karas/karas_pose_03.jpg

    • bloodiOS

      Watched it a couple weeks ago and ended up liking it even more than I initially expected.

  • bloodiOS

    Hawken sure had come a long way… I’m hoping the game will be officially released soon so I can freaking hope for it being ported to high-end 8th-gen consoles.

  • bloodiOS

    Hmm… milk and banana… banana and milk… milk banana… banana milk… hehehahahihihohohuhhuhhuh…

  • z_merquise

    Anyone here want to play online with me? I’m thinking of playing maybe:
    – Skullgirls
    – Arcana Heart 3
    – Anarchy Reigns
    – Dragon’s Crown

    Just let me know if anyone here will (hopefully) join me.

    • kirby755

      I would like to play Anarchy Reigns with you when I’m not busy with work!!!

  • kiri25

    So I know this has been brought up many before “the Death of Consoles” and while i believe its not happening anytime soon, I will admit that Sony’s PlayStation Now does not help.

    I mean if my TV can play the games why do i need to buy a console? Movies have alrdy started down this path with vudu and cinema now, So to see games joining in this so soon, makes me wonder if a PS5 will be needed with Sony pushing digital so strongly. 10 yrs after all is a lot of time to perfect the streaming and get the internet tv’s in the majority of homes. I do of course believe there will be a PS5 but the future of consoles is not looking so great.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      If real systems become a thing of the past, that signals the end of my gaming career which would save me so much money… so… yah.

      • Lelouch Vi Britannia

        And here i am on my way to joining a tech school for Video Game design.

    • new_tradition

      I think other people have already pointed out data caps, bandwidths, and wonky connections throughout the aren’t going to make offline, console gaming obsolete any time soon.

      I kind of like to think Sony isn’t gonna be too pro digital soon. I mean, they’re offering people PS4 updates via physical (Blu-ray?) discs for free if they really can’t use the internet.

      • kiri25

        well its as i said i dont believe its happing anytime soon. however PS3 has shown that niche games might go digital only as we go further into the PS4’s life cycle, and tbh idk if thats abad thing seeing as these niche titles might encourge more titles as there is no threat of used games to scew the sells/popularity. Companies after all look at sells figures, so to see in the 1st month u sold 45k u know u sold 45k.

        Anyway i’m just saying tho it’ll be many decades before this happens i cant help but see it happening sooner than i thought.

    • Elvick

      Because there’s no way that Sony is putting up PS4 games on PS Now. Because they’re not idiots. Any current content (PS4 games) will be pushed purposefully to sustain their hardware sales.

      I don’t know why people think streaming PS3 games on PS4 is going to doom hardware. If anything it’s obvious Sony’s plan is to stream old games on new hardware. Not new games on old hardware.

  • new_tradition

    Alright, f*ck the Snow Queen quest. I can’t bear playing Persona 1 anymore.

    I know a lot of people like the game, but it is just not jiving with me (whether it’s me starting with P3 or just sucking at the game in general, I dunno-probably both). I honestly hate playing it now and I really don’t see myself touching it again as is :/

    P2: Innocent Sin, here I come~

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      lol Snow Queen quest is hard dude. xD

      • new_tradition

        TIME LIMITS X_x

  • kirby755

    Guys I recently started my winter quarter of college and I have a speech class. The problem is that I’m Scared, like no tomorrow. I don’t know what to do. This is something I’m serious about. -_-

    • Budgiecat

      Ask Michael Bay for help

      • kirby755

        Sorry, But I’m really serious this time.

    • new_tradition

      What’s the speech about? How big is your class? Are you alone speaking, or are you in a group? Are there other presenters, or only you for the day?

      • kirby755

        There’s a speech every week it always different. This week is a speech on a crazy commercial. Its a class of about 20 people I believe(Mostly females, only 2 guys including me). Alone speaking. Eveyone speaks but i’m the first one to present sense I sat in the back. My worst Idea ever -_-.

        • new_tradition

          So you have to give commentary on it? Are you allowed to be candid? Can you sit down, walk around?

          Truthfully I’m terrible at public speaking too. It’s cliche, but staring at the back wall does help. It looks like you’re looking at everyone, so focusing on that blank spot should ease you a bit.

          • kirby755

            No commentary on it, other than speech evaluations paper. No you have to stand at a podium(or whatever it called again). Thanks for the advice though, I have to try that. Also I do take comfort at the fact that I’m not the only one who’s afraid of public speaking in the class.

        • PrinceHeir

          what the hell!?!?!

          we’re the same!! we have like 20 people and only 2 guys in the class XD

          • kirby755

            Wow thats pretty crazy huh!!! But yeah that’s really hilarious.

    • PrinceHeir

      i started my winter class last week and it’s ending in 22nd.

      so yeah pretty fast XD

      • kirby755

        That is pretty quick. I wish my quarter was that fast. So I don’t have suffer 9 more weeks of torture -_-.

    • Pyrofrost

      The best things you can do are this.
      LEARN it till you 100% know the content you’re speaking on, your speech. It’s not enough to have a well written-up speech and outline. It needs to be learned. If your nerves get the best of you, on top of you not knowing the material, that will be a terrible mix.

      Also, do not make your outlines anything more than “bullet points.” In a nervous fluster, you don’t want to find yourself just looking down and reading. An outline is meant to be a guide, not your speech on paper.

      Getting over your nerves takes practice, loads of practices. Sadly one class isn’t going to do that. However, knowing that you have learned and know the material you’re speaking will do wonders for your confidence. Also, anytime you go to speak, take a bottle of water with you. Something caffeinated wouldn’t be good for you with your nerves going apeshit.

      I got through it successfully myself, with an A

      • kirby755

        Wow that really helpful advice there!!! I’ll take that to heart. Thank You.

        • Pyrofrost

          No problem!. I have been doing public speaking for quite a while. Though now it fits more into student teaching, till I hit adjunct teaching.

          Good luck with your class though ^_^

  • Budgiecat

    Let’s see what March brings with that GDC convention with Yu Suzuki and PS4 designer Mark Cerny….

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jpTCCHhsXCE/UsWZ6M9NKSI/AAAAAAAADCE/TuvjX6_k1hU/s1600/shen%2B3.jpg

    • bloodiOS

    • MrFinalgamer

      i would certainly like some HD versions of Shenmue 1&2, then the obvious 3rd game, especially since it’s been such a long time since 2 got over in the americas (and Shenmue has never been on a PS console)

    • Elvick

      iOS exclusive and freemium! :D

  • Wolf Star

    I just finished watching Space Dandy Episode 2 it’s funny xD cat using twitter lol like every Ramon shop in the area lol.

    • Budgiecat

      Its funny but after watching that and Gatchaman Crowds and playing GTAV and how they all went into portraying the social media craze, social gaming, and the popularity of Twitter, Instagram, Facebook self absorbed vanity, how XBox 1 wanted to be always online, the fear of the Kinect spy cam’ing you, Google+ wanting to integrate into almost everything including screwing up Youtube, smartbands, government NSA tapping into your private life, kids on webcams all the time showing stuff they really shouldnt be showing (if I was a parent, I’d be having fits), it seems like the world wants to know what you’re doing at all times its getting kinda crazy now that even Anime is aware of it….its like people are getting sucked into this stuff and dont mind getting rid of their privacy…

      • Lelouch Vi Britannia

        Its f**king ridiculous and obvious so many are being psychologically programmed cause they watch TV all the time, not to mention the news media is full of crap 99.9% of the time.

        • Budgiecat

          I know I know its like they’re playing right into their hand.
          I feel like the more technologically advanced we get, the dumber people get and act like suckers…

          I wonder what it’s gonna be like 10 to 20 years from now..

      • Pyrofrost

        It’s not just that. There are also claims of web cams and cellphone cams watching you when they aren’t even active, ISPs keeping records and sending reports of email and internet activity, email services keeping records and sending reports of emails, chat services saving and reporting chat logs, search engines recording and reporting search activity, cellphone GPS keeping records of your activity even when you don’t have it manually active, cellphone providers keeping records of text message logs, cellphone and home phone providers recording and keeping records of all incoming and outgoing calls (including voicemail), vehicles equipped with GPS keeping up with your activity even if you don’t have a Navigation system, surveillance via street and traffic cams, surveillance via satellite cams.

        • Budgiecat

          Oh believe me, everything you’ve ever said on your cellphone, text, is sent is tracked and recorded even if you delete it or have the phone provider delete. A friend of mine’s friend went to jail for 2 years for selling drugs because the police were able to get all his conversations and texts via his phone provider…

      • Wolf Star

        Lool xD

    • Nightcore34

      I finished watching it and it just barely makes me want to watch episode 3, Some bits were good but I cant get over how they escaped the episode one “death” and that they skipped an important part which was the war between the two empires especially as one of them Is the main villain.

      • Wolf Star

        The show is not supposed to take seriously. It’s just random comedy show. It’s funny in some ways.

        • Nightcore34

          Yeah I know that’s why I said some was funny but other bits annoy me.

          • Wolf Star

            Ohh ok yep :)

    • DarkLegacy

      I have watched that after I completed AC IV. That is a good anime show

      • Wolf Star

        Watch it xD it’s funny and odd.. Still a really good show.

        • DarkLegacy

          I am XD

          • Wolf Star

            How is it?? XD

            • DarkLegacy

              It is good and funny

              • Wolf Star

                Can’t wait for episode 3 xD
                Have you seen preview for it? lool

                • DarkLegacy

                  Yep. Can’t wait :D

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    You are what you think and what you think you attract into your life.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    Almost about to get a Platinum Trophy on Tales of Xillia.

    • Willgaea

      I have never got a Platinum trophy in any game.

      • Budgiecat

        There’s a free to play Mayonaisse on rice Vividred Operation game that takes like 3 minutes to platinum :P

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

            waaaaaaaah thats crazy lol

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

              I was wondering if I’d ever get an excuse to post it, lol :p

          • PrinceHeir

            lol works perfectly!

            love mayonaise!

      • Elvick

        Want a platinum trophy for not having a platinum?

        • Willgaea

          Hah. I don’t take hand outs. Unless it involves nachos.

  • Omega_Shiro

    1 more day and I get my new net and modem in my house and I can finally go online without panicking about how much net the hotspot is using. Might watch Space Dandy on the mobiles net I assume its quite funny? is it any good?

  • HassanJamal

    Man, DmC is such a mixed bag for me. Good weapons and pretty engaging combat, nicely unique level designs, good VA but the story is dumb and uninteresting till the end part which is rather good and platforming in this game is wonky. What are your thoughts of the game?

    • Budgiecat

      Its crap and should have never been made. The end.

    • McPoo

      I played the first level before deciding I don’t like having more than 2 games on the go at once, so stuck it back in the play queue. Quite enjoyed what I saw though, new Dante is pretty cool.

      It’s definitely one series I thought needed a reimagining though. 4 was just a crap game, and the characters and style were really quite dated, and not in a cheesy fun way either.

      • Six

        Uncle Dante has more charisma in his little finger than the entire cast of DmC combined.

        http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6woxsWMAz1qe9lpso1_r2_500.gif

        • McPoo

          He felt like he was designed by a committee of Japanese teenagers that just threw everything they thought was cool into one character. He was more of a miss than a hit in my opinion.

          • Six

            http://25.media.tumblr.com/cf9e3a8e23df246e17dfb8fab7ac2b0a/tumblr_mhfmiwn1SE1rr7dyto1_500.gif

            I’ll take the douchenozzle bishonen over the other guy any day of the week.

            I guess I can still be thankful that DmC’s Dante wasn’t as nearly as painful as it’s Virgil.

            • McPoo

              What’s a bishonen?

              And like I’ve said, I haven’t played much of the newest game yet, so I may change my mind. I didn’t mind the original Dante to begin with, it just got really old, really fast. I’m hoping the same won’t be said about new Dante.

              • Six

                A pretty boy, basically.

                The new Dante isn’t the bane of my existence like he seems to be for many DMC fans, but damn, the game and the characters try sooooo hard to be edgy and cool.

                OG Dante wasn’t a very good character, but at least he was fun. New Dante is what a Hot Topic mall goth would think is cool.

                • Pyrofrost

                  Hot Topic, man, that is a store I haven’t seen or heard about in a LONG time. Of course, I never go to the mall anyway.

                  I’ve always wondered what the DMC reboot would have been like if done by Grasshopper though. :p

                  • Six

                    I’d play it. Gameplay would probably be a janky mess, but everything else would be cool.

                    I could think of about 10 things I’d rather have Grasshopper working on tho.

                    Like, convincing Nintendo to fund a Fatal Frame V for Wii U, or kissing up to Konami for the Silent Hill IP.

                    But since GungHo is their sugar-daddy now, those are probably a no-go.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      I guess that would depend how much money Nintendo would be willing to throw at them. I don’t see it happening though; I see Nintendo more pushing the partnership with Platinum and maybe more stuff with Mistwalker.

                      Of course, they may need to do another paycut/pricedrop to push the hell out of some Wii-Us, like they did for the 3DS. It would be funny as hell if they did that by PS4 launch date xD

                    • Six

                      If Nintendo doesn’t fund another Mistwalker game, then they need to have their head examined.

                      X has gotten so much attention, and a Mistwalker game would piggyback off of that perfectly. Slap “From the creator of Final Fantasy” on it and boom.

                      Platinum is really up in the air after Bayonetta 2 releases, because it is bound to bomb spectacularly, just like The Wonderful 101.

                      Keeping them close does give Nintendo much needed “hardcore” cred, but it might not be worth it.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      >Slap “From the creator of Final Fantasy” on it and boom.

                      Lets not forget, “Music by Nobuo Uematsu” ^_^

                    • Six

                      Does his name still have any pull? I mean, he does music for TONS of games now.

                      Hopefully if Nintendo, in their infinite wisdom, decides that more Mistwalker isn’t worth their time, then Microsoft approaches them for a game. Hell, Sony would be great too.

                      Either way, more Mistwalker. Better than them being wasted on iOS games.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Of course it does, he is still pretty popular as a composer. If there is just one track by him on a game, he will generally be mentioned specifically to add a possible selling point to the title.

                    • Budgiecat

                      It might be just that Sakaguchi is burnt out. He hasn’t done anything in over a year (including the iOS stuff) and when he was making TLS, he said this might be his… last…..story….

                    • Budgiecat

                      Nintendo is the wrong platform for Fatal Frame

                    • Six

                      I disagree. I think there is some great potential with the Wii U gamepad.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Maybe but most Nintendo fans gravitate to 1st party games and ignore most mature looking titles..

                      Take the new Aliens game for example; there’s also great potential that could have been done with the Gamepad but they ignored the Wii U altogether.

                      Hell, Nintendo themselves aren’t even really using the gamepad…

                    • Six

                      Maybe if they add Mario and Luigi hats? That seems to be the only way to get Nintendo fans to buy anything.

                    • Budgiecat

                      *gets depressed when reading that*

                    • Six

                      Shit, someone should let Ubisoft know before Watch Dogs comes out. Maybe then it’ll have a chance of selling more than just a few thousand copies.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Mario & Luigi: Plumber Dogs

                    • Six

                      The reason Alien: Infestation isn’t on the Wii U is because Sega isn’t in the business of losing money. For some reason Wii U owners have a phobia of third party titles.

                      Unless Nintendo is footing the bill, then it’s a total waste of time.

                      When I say I’d like Fatal Frame V on the Wii U, I mean I want Nintendo to fund the damn thing.

                      If Tecmo ever wants to make another one, and Nintendo doesn’t want anything to do with it, screw them. Make it for the other consoles.

                      Despite what some people think, Nintendo does NOT own the rights to the Fatal Frame IP. TecmoKoei still does.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Sega ported Yakuza HD Collection to Wii U instead of localizing the PS3 version for God knows why and that bombed hard… So I’d say they are in the business of losing money at times yes…

                      It’s Sammy that really keeps them afloat with all the money they make on arcade slot machines in Japan…

                      And I don’t think TecmoKoei needs Nintendo to fund their games….

                    • bloodiOS

                      Maybe SEGA’s Japanese and Western branch tend to do things differently from one another.

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

                      No, ya think? Of course the JP and NA branches do things differently, lol.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Why, thank you for the confirmation.

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

                      I didn’t actually need to confirm it. Sega of America’s actions (or lack thereof) should have been confirmation enough for you.

                    • bloodiOS

                      I’m aware of it. However, since Budgiecat seems to be lumping the actions of the Japanese branch together with that of the Western one, I simply felt like throwing out that rhetorical statement for the heck of it.

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

                      Lol. There’s your problem right there then. You took the cat seriously.

                    • Budgiecat

                      It’s hard to take you seriously without your Godmars avatar….

                    • Budgiecat

                      Sega of the West still takes orders and answers to Sega of Japan..its the same company

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

                      Yeah, until Sega of America tells Sega of Japan they want to bring Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown to consoles, then I suppose it’s the dog walking the owner instead :p

                      Sega of Japan didn’t even want to port it.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Its called persuasion and negotiation.

                      Like how I persuade and try to negotiate with you to change back your avatar to Godmars but ultimately the final decision lies with you

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

                      You said Sega of America takes orders from Sega of Japan. That particular instance proves that isn’t correct. It’s more like… Sega of America cooperates with Sega of Japan. Unfortunately, a lot of the time, Sega of America doesn’t come forth to Sega of Japan for localization opportunities because they don’t see a profit for it.

                      Sega of Japan isn’t shaking them down like yakuza and saying, “You’ll only localize what we want you to localize, you understand assholes?” :p

                    • Budgiecat

                      Sorry, but just like that misplaced avatar of yours, your theories are misplaced.

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

                      I’d take that a little more seriously if the person telling me such a thing wasn’t more delusional than some fool hopped up on drugs.

                      Thanks for your concern anyway though~

                    • Budgiecat

                      The only drugs I see here are the ones evily placed in your food possibly by Emporor Zul which is clouding your judgment and common sense and logic..

                      http://1-media-cdn.foolz.us/ffuuka/board/m/thumb/1342/81/1342810412389s.jpg

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

                      What you see is irrelevant since you don’t see reality for what it is :3

                    • Budgiecat

                      Eough of your lies! Godmaaaaaaaaaaars!

                      http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/mK9bodbsqic/hqdefault.jpg

                    • bloodiOS

                      What I meant isn’t that each of them is just doing what they want to but that they handle each side differently. Even if it’s the same company, they still have to handle things based on the situation of each region.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Thats not how it works. Sega of Japan calls the shots in the end. They have the final word. Now if they are convinced to do something in their favor by Sega of the West, well thats one thing; but that is simply innerbusiness negotiation tactics

                    • bloodiOS

                      Uh… Sega of Japan calls the final of shot for the Western side based on how things are in the West (well, after they’ve considered things on their side anyway…)

                    • Budgiecat

                      Sega of Japan gives the green light. The green light comes before the effects of the localization. of course. Can’t have it the other way around…

                    • bloodiOS

                      Uh, greenlighting would still be based on how specific franchises perform in each region, or in this case, the West. So, what are you talking about?

                    • Budgiecat

                      In order for that specific franchise to perform in the West, it has to first be greenlighted by Sega of Japan to even be localized.

                    • bloodiOS

                      When did we start shifting from talking about greenlighting a specific project for localization based on the performance of previous entries in that established franchise to greenlighting a entirely new, original project for localization in order to test its performance?

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

                      He’s higher than a kite, just ignore him, lol.

                    • Budgiecat

                      It all starts from Japan. Thats the source. This is a Japanese company.

                    • bloodiOS

                      And I still don’t get what you’re trying say. Yes, it’s a Japanese company, and it also happens to choose which project to greenlight for localization to the West based on the performance of previous entries in the franchise, or if it’s a new project, it will be based on how well other games of its genre (especially ones that are most similar to it) performs.

                    • Budgiecat

                      yes

        • TheBlackRabbit

          this dante was terrible…..

    • Nice Boat

      Gameplay is too easy and simple. I pulled a SSS by spamming the same button

    • Six

      It’s a solid action title. It’s a mediocre Devil May Cry game.

    • z_merquise

      I played it earlier and I just beaten that Succubus boss. So far, I think the gameplay, or at least the combat, is really great. Platforming is kinda just there to make the levels longer.

      I appreciate that they add some focus to the story (which many may find actually unnecessary knowing the previous games’ stories) but my issue are that the cutscenes are too plain. No flashy, over-the-top action during cutscenes or when Dante finishes those bosses like in the previous DMC games.

      • Six

        That dialogue tho.

        “FUCK YOUUUUUUU!”
        “Fuck you!”
        “FUCK YOUUUUUUUUUU!!”

  • Pyrofrost
  • McPoo

    That Fire Emblem Awakening is pretty good isn’t it?

    The story and characters are actually pretty interesting, I’m finding myself trying to pair up my favourites to get their relationship level up.

    I’m only half way through right now, and I don’t think the story is as dark as some people said it was, but it’s definitely a cut above the usual Nintendo game.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      It is a great game, a great series.

      • McPoo

        I’ve never played any of the others to be honest. I started the one 3DS ambassadors got on my original 3DS but only played about an hour before losing interest.

        This one’s held my interest a lot longer, and I’m determined to finish it before I start another 3DS game :p

        Also – Virion is p awesome.

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

          What turned you off from Shadow Dragon?

          • McPoo

            Nothing in particular, I was just in one of those moods where I’ll sample 5 games, pick one to play and then just forget about the rest.

            That was when I was a student though, so had the money and time to buy and play new games every week. I’m a lot more restrained now :p

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

              I see…

    • Elvick

      No feet annoys me. But yeah, otherwise it’s great.

      • McPoo

        Yeah that’s surprisingly jarring actually >_>

  • Six

    Team Ninja needs to accept that they will never achieve the greatness that was Ninja Gaiden Black without Itagaki and approach Marvelous about making a Senran Kagura game for consoles.

    http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121223091012/kagura/images/6/69/3ed1a694ef608cf3f09e357cbd48df11.gif

    • 罪罰

      Senran Kagura by Team Ninja.
      mmmm

    • TheExile285

      Pass

      • Six

        But they’d be perfect. Ninja Gaiden has dissolved into a series with passable gameplay held together with a stupid story and copious amounts of breasts

        Just like Senran Kagura! (speaking as a huge SK fan)

        • TheExile285

          Maybe if they made it more like NG2. What I played of NG3 was terrible IMO. Tbh, I’m content with the current SK gameplay.

          • Six

            NG3 was a shit game and Team Ninja acknowledged that on more than one occasion.

            My only issue with the SK series is it’s platform of choice. I can’t comment on SV yet since I haven’t played it, but as fun as Burst is, holy shit, is the 3DS uncomfortable.

            I’d KILL for a PSN version of Burst. That little nub thing the 3DS has and the tiny ass buttons are just bleh for button-mashing action games.

  • Pyrofrost

    I am gearing up for some Bravely Default action by playing “4 Heroes of Light.” Who here has actually played the game in full and beaten it? I have a couple of questions.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I watched the first episode of Space Dandy. It was pretty funny, I enjoyed it. I was sorta expecting something a bit more mixed. I mean like a mixture of funny with serious.

    I’ll be following the series as it goes on. I also started catching up on Log Horizon. Awesome show, anyone else watching it?

    I think my favorite character might be this guy. Nyan!

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

    • Budgiecat

      you should watch Hurricane Polymar on Animesols.com that show is pretty funny

    • TheExile285

      That latest episode of LH! Stuff is heating up.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I’m almost caught up!

    • Elvick

      dat catman

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

    Alright, well… After much deliberation, I have decided that it may be more beneficial towards me to make my mecha war novel into a light novel instead. This is going to be my first work, so maybe attempting to create a full blown novel was a bit too much. In other words, my expectations were set a little too high.

    Admittedly, it was quite intimidating while working on it and not knowing where the ‘finish line’ is. Light novels generally consist of 40,000 – 50,000 words and are around 200 pages or less. I believe this is more reasonable for me, so I will pursue this option instead. This would essentially mean I could push out a volume a month.

    This method also opens the door to give me more freedom when wanting to do something like a gaiden and tell the story of a support character. I can probably use 1-3 volumes, depending on the character, to write a piece of their background that wasn’t seen in the main story.

    In any case, I feel a lot more comfortable about the situation now and because it’s my first work, it will be free. This will mainly be to determine if there’s a fanbase/demand for the product so I can decide where to go from there. I have a few ideas that I’d like to flesh out at the moment, but I will have to take this one step at a time.

    Anyway, I will provide my work for public viewing once I feel comfortable with the quality of it. Please look forward to it!

    • Nightcore34

      Damn, making a novel. Some good aspirations I’m looking forward to it.

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

        Well, a light novel anyway, lol. Once all of the volumes are released, it can be a full novel. I’m just going back through what I’ve written so far and proofreading the chapters. I’ve learned a bit over the past couple of years or so, so I’m glad I’m looking over this stuff.

        I’m seeing a few errors right off the bat. I’d rather just correct all of these errors before continuing, but just at first glance here… I’d say I’m pretty close to finishing volume 1 at least. It certainly doesn’t help that I took such a long hiatus, but it can’t be helped. I was feeling a bit overwhelmed by this along with my music and I haven’t exactly been feeling very motivated lately.

        I’m hoping to change that soon though.

        • Nightcore34

          Fair enough, after an English exam I decided to write a story and only got about 3 sentences in. I’ve always liked art such as artwork by others but I can’t even draw a good boat to save my life, good that your doing what you like.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      I thought a light novel was one with pictures? I might be wrong. I think you might mean novella though.

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

        Yes, a light novel does have illustrations, but not a lot like a manga. For all intents and purposes though, this will meet the qualifications of being a light novel. If things become more serious, I’ll hire an illustrator and tie up the loose ends.

        Regardless, a light novel could essentially be considered a novella also, yes. There’s a short story, novelette, light novel, novella, and novel (I guess after that would be an ‘epic’ :p).

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

          Also, it seems that light novels can also be between 15,000 – 20,000 words. Each chapter usually has less than 3,000 words. Still, I’ll probably shoot for the 40,000 – 50,000 range instead.

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

          Novelette? That is not a term I have heard of before. o.o

    • new_tradition

      Whoa, kudos sir. I’ve never really seriously written anything outside of drabbles I’d never share in the first place, lol.

      Do you know what publisher to go with?

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

        Del Ray Manga handles light novels for localization and whatnot, but I could find some others, I’m sure. I won’t feel comfortable with bringing it to a publisher until way later though. After all… Authors don’t generally make a whole lot of money, so I don’t want to make this my career unless I’m absolutely certain I can actually live off of it.

  • 罪罰

    http://www.animetake.com/wizard-barristers-benmashi-cecil-episode-1/

    It’s out! All out attack! (I’ll wait for Underwater to pick it up)

    • Anime10121

      Trailer for anyone interested…

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI1-M6IZ-sc

      First I’ve heard/seen of this, seems interesting, I’ll check it out later!

      • Six

        I wonder if there will be unnecessary sex scenes in this one.

        Animation looks great though. Trigger am cry.

        • Anime10121

          Not too familiar with Arms work, so I dunno. But it looks likely to have its own fair share of fanservice. It’s funny though how generally most of the characters in the trailer look “normal”, but the main chicks some purple haired girl with weird hair accessories and a very…”unique” outfit. She seems kinda out of place…

          • Six

            One of the director’s previous works with ARMS, Mezzo Forte, had some pretty intense sex scenes.

            Like, straight up hentai.

            I think there was another anime he did that had them too.

            • Budgiecat

              yeah they’re quite old

            • Anime10121

              Never caught Mezzo Forte, always meant to…but it kept getting pushed into the backlog until I kinda forgot about it :(

              Was it any good? Does Arms have a decent track record as far as quality anime goes?

              • Six

                Kite and it’s sequel, Kite Liberator, are looked upon pretty fondly (same director as this new anime too).

                Outside of those two and Mezzo Forte, I’m not familiar with anything they’ve done.

                • Anime10121

                  Ok, thanks, good to know they’ve at least put out some good stuffs!

                  I’ll probably check it out Tuesday when I’m off, kinda looking forward to it now!

            • Josué B. Hernández

              It was Kite…

      • Budgiecat

        I’m tired of Japanese holding up cheesy peace signs everytime they pose.

        That shit went out of style in 1984

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

          But but but… They still do it in doujins, hentai, and porn ;w;

          • Budgiecat

            And in every random Japanese person picture and celebs

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

              Yeah. Damn those Purikura. Japanese people shouldn’t be giving peace signs.

              They’re terrible and should feel bad. They should be doing duckfaces like American 3DPD. What the hell are they thinking?

        • 罪罰

          woah, watch out, trend analyst here.

          • Budgiecat

            It cant even be called a trend as trends come and go. This is more like a disease…

            • 罪罰

              stup doin wut i dun liek

              • Budgiecat

                wut they liek is killing humanity and all things rational and decent

                or something liek dat…

                I mean, does anyone courtesy anymore? No! So get rid of the stupid peace/victory sign flashes. The 60’s are over

                • 罪罰

                  u haev to be prtity sensitiv tu git annoid by sum stupid hund sign to dim a disiease, bb

                  • Budgiecat

                    It’s Tetsuya’s fault and his non avatar changing back to Godmars behavior….

                    • 罪罰

                      tetsuya-chan cun du wutever he liks

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

                      Corn-chan is so nice ;w;

                      http://i.minus.com/iIHTDtYSqWF2I.gif

                    • 罪罰
                    • Budgiecat

                      no….an avatar is part of you. An expression of your soul. One does not simply idly change avatars on Gematsu and expect to not incur my wrath…

                      If you , ManagedCorn, the master of angry moe faces, were to change that avatar of yours as well….well…..I could never forgive you

                    • 罪罰

                      i wuld never, becuz its a part of me
                      it reprisents muh stupid and rebellious attiude
                      i am za warudo

                    • Budgiecat

                      Exactly! And Tetsuya as well with his Mars face.

                      Random generic Animu girls does not represent him at all!

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

                      I can be a potato if I want! Leave me alone D:

                    • Budgiecat

                      Of course you ARE a potato

                      you just dont have to look or act like one on Gematsu..

                      You….are Godmars…

                      You will always be Godmars….

                      Now matter how much you try to run away from it…

                      http://v.ninemanga.com/anime/videos/thumb/41/3/rokushingattaigodmarsmovie32.jpg

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

                      It’s also funny because my current one is of Tenryuu and she’s not an anime girl at all. She’s from the browser game KanColle (which, yes, may be getting an anime, but she didn’t originate from that :p).

                    • 罪罰

                      they have too many calories!

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

                      And corn sticks in between your teeth X3

                    • 罪罰

                      corn is very healthy
                      can maek u immortal

        • bloodiOS

          I like it when Japanese girls in manga (or anime) pose like that with an ahegao expression x)

          • new_tradition

            I had to google “ahegao”

            Oh my

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

              >I had to Google “ahegao”

              Was I ever so young…?

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

            Bloodios knows what’s up.

            • bloodiOS

              One of the most recent examples that I personally found to be unexpectedly arousing would be this one (although many tend to disagree):

              EDIT: Didn’t refresh the page so I didn’t see your picture *LOL*

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

                Yeah, I had that as my cover photo on Facebook after it showed up in one of the endings for Watamote, lol. Then again… Not many see Tomoko as waifu material either, but fuck ‘em. She is to me~

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

                Pfft, lol. I was tempted to actually post that one, but I found the other of her on Pixiv last month or so and like it >w<

              • Budgiecat
            • McPoo

              Is she unwell? She doesn’t look well.

        • Anime10121

          I kinda agree, ESPECIALLY if they’re in their older teens as this chick appears to be…

        • BlahBlahBlee

          Ethnocentric much?

    • bloodiOS

      Impressive that no one else but HorribleSubs worked on this…

  • Charlottes Guardian

    Hey fellow gematsu-ers! I haven’t been around in a while for a bunch of personal and family reasons, but I’m back now. Whats everybody up to? Whatcha playing, doing, etc.

    Miss all you guys!

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

      The wait is going to kill me.

  • Kuma Kabo

    Hello Gematsu!

    Shameless “ad” time. I’m trying to start a podcast, just for fun, and I’m looking for members that are interested in video games, anime, manga, etc. You don’t have to love everything, but you should be able to lead a discussion in some category every time.

    All you really need is Skype, a good microphone (not a phone/tablet), and be over 18. I’m looking for two girls and a guy. Group “interviews” will be held.

    Tweet me (@tasty_kuury) if you want to try out!

    • McPoo

      Do you need to be interested in all three of those things, and is an interest in Japanese games necessary?

      • Kuma Kabo

        No, and no!

        • McPoo

          And where abouts do you live? Just for time zone reference.

          Would I get my own 55 minute slot every week to talk about the nuances of Shadowrun on 360? Failing that, would I be allowed to bring up as a reference point whenever I feel it’s necessary?

          Just to point out, I am actually kinda curious about this. If you have any more information about content or format that you could share, I’d be interested to see.

  • Budgiecat

    What are your favorite and least favorite live action Anime adaptations?

    Favorite: Tomorrow’s Joe
    Least Favorite: Devilman

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

      Favorite: Casshern
      Least favorite: Hokuto no Ken

      • Budgiecat

        There was a live action Karas movie?

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

          D’oh. I guess I was thinking of Karas cause I think I saw it mentioned earlier, lol. Fixing now.

          • Budgiecat

            Also which Hokuto no Ken? The American one or the Korean one? lol

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

              American, but I imagine the Korean one is terrible too. It can’t be any worse than the American one though… It just can’t be.

    • 罪罰

      >live action

    • bloodiOS

      I don’t remember watching many so whatever:
      Most: Battle Royale
      Least: Meitantei Conan

      • 罪罰

        Battle Royal was a novel, wasn’t it?
        DUN COUNT

        • bloodiOS

          Fine!
          Most: Battle Royale Great Teacher Onizuka

    • Nice Boat

      Favorite: Kenshin
      Least favorite: No, I don’t wanna mention that movie. It will cause rage.

    • McPoo

      Favourite: Disney’s “Doug”.

      Least Favourite: Tenchuball X – The Spirits Within the Cursed King.

  • bloodiOS

    *Sigh* How many more years do I need to wait before I can see the live-action adaptation of Battle Angel Alita

    • PrinceHeir

      rather have an anime.

      would love Production IG handling this.

      • bloodiOS

        I just want to see how well James Cameron would handle it.

        • 罪罰

          don’t remind me :c let it die

  • PrinceHeir

    so any PS1 your waiting to be released on PSN?

    Strider 2, King’s Field, Ehrgeiz, Einhänder

    PS Imports

    Moon Remix RPG

    i would have put PS2 games here as well, but most games can now be get through amazon and other online sites.

    the ones that are to find are imports of rare games.

    • Budgiecat

      Tobal 2 in English

    • Six

      Strider 2
      Ghost in the Shell
      Fear Effect
      Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix
      Guilty Gear
      Valkyrie Profile
      Tenchu: Stealth Assassins
      Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins
      Final Doom

      I’m sure there are some more, but that’s all I can think of off the top of my head.

      • Budgiecat

        Omega Boost

        • Six

          Never played it, but yeah, that would be cool. You’d think it would be on PSN tho, being a first-party title and all.

      • PrinceHeir

        oh yeah Tenchu and Ghost in the Shell!!

        i think Fear Effect was released on the EU PSN??

        • Six

          The first one was, yeah.

    • 罪罰

      Policenauts

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

        Pretty sure they already have that on there… Or maybe I’m thinking of the PC-Engine version.

        • 罪罰

          Oh yeah, they do. I should grab it when I get a Nihon PSN Card

  • Six

    I have never played a Mega Man game before. Where should I start? Are any of the DS ones any good?

    • Budgiecat
    • Fainaru Luna

      Play Mega Man Legends its the first one I started with

      • Six

        Disappointed to find out that the Legends games aren’t on PSN. Seems like money just sitting on the table for Capcom.

        • $18114340

          “Seems like money just sitting on the table for Capcom”

          So was Megaman Legends 3, but apparently Capcom hates money.

          • Six

            Capcom hates a lot of things, but nothing more than their fans it seems.

            I’m trying to remember how many times I was told that Darkstalkers is not dead.

            • Budgiecat

              I’m wonder what asshat is running Capcom and was he there from the start?

              • Six

                Whoever they are, they need to go.

                When Ono goes on Twitter and says he doesn’t have the resources for a Street Fighter V, then there is a problem.

                • Budgiecat

                  How bout when he goes on Twitter and complains of nearly dying from being overworked lol

                  • Six

                    That was ridiculous. Capcom better pray he doesn’t decide to bail. I bet Namco would snatch him up in a heartbeat.

                    If the rumors are true that Itsuno is working on a mobile game instead of DMC5 or Dragon’s Dogma 2, he should bail too.

                    I’m tired of publishers wasting talent. The guy who wrote Silent Hill 2 does fucking otome games now.

                    Shit is infuriating.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Most likely why Inafune left. So he could be free from the shackles of that bullshit.
                      So many people left Capcom….

        • Elvick

          Licensing issues were confirmed for those years ago.

          I don’t know why people forget that licensing is a thing. You (a company) can’t just do what you want.

    • $18114340

      Megaman X.

      I haven’t played the DS ones, but the Megaman Zero games are an okay place to start. Still, Megaman X is probably going to be everybody’s best entry into the series.

      • Six

        I’ll give this one a shot, since it seems like it’ll be the cheapest.

        It’ll give me an excuse to turn on my Wii U as well.

        • Budgiecat

          NO!

          You must FIRST play Mega Man 1 or 2 THEN play Mega Man X to appreciate the changes

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FpigqfcvlM

          • $18114340

            I disagree. If anything, that Sequelitis makes it clear that Megaman X is probably the best place to start, since the intro level is a learning experience. Megaman 1 and 2 are classics but they’re less accessible in my opinion. The same way Metroid 1 and 2 are both great games but Super is still probably the best place for anyone to start (well, besides Zero Mission).

            • Budgiecat

              Which is why it should be played SECOND. Because then you will not want to go back and play Mega Man 2 and that is a shame. The video reviewer assumes that most of you have already played Mega Man 2 and since Xalt..uh Six has not, then it would be a better idea to play MM2 first which is available on Wii U as well as X I might add….

              http://cdn03.cdn.justjaredjr.com/wp-content/uploads/headlines/2013/07/miley-cyrus-talks-shows-off-her-grillz.jpg

              • Six

                Bought the 3DS eShop version of Mega Man 2.

                • Budgiecat
                • $18114340

                  If you aren’t aware of them, and have a PS2/Xbox, and you like what you’re playing, then the best way to get the rest of the games would probably be to buy the collections for the PS2/Xbox. There’s one for the mainline Megaman series and another one for the X series (or at least, the X games up until I think they weren’t really worth playing).

                  • Six

                    What is the difference between the regular Mega Man games and the Mega Man X games?

                    • $18114340

                      You’ll have to play them to find out :3

                      Megaman X is a spinoff, but it was also the next evolution of the Megaman games, so it represented a paradigm shift. The aesthetic tone is a bit darker and it’s a more mechanically complex game thanks to the step up in technology. You’ll see what I mean when you play it.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Watch the video I posted but on second thought….nah just play them

                    • Anime10121

                      Megaman X takes place about a century after the classic series ends, and even though he’s also called Megaman, he is not the same guy robot from the classic series.

                      It also sports an evolution of the Classic saga’s gameplay with new gameplay elements and more “hidden” stuffs.

                      It’s a part of the main series that includes the “classic” games, the X series, the Zero series, the ZX series, and Legends. Oh and they also start featuring actual in game plot when it gets to the PSX Megaman X games (X4-X6)

                • Anime10121

                  Best game in the classic series :D

    • 罪罰

      Megaman X everyday all day baby

    • Anime10121

      If you’re playing for story/gameplay start with the X series as the classic games are STRICTLY gameplay and little, if any story at all, well besides 8 which actually has a plot IN-game rather than in the instruction manual (which is all but lost to any one not owning physical copies of the games)…

      The Zero and ZX games (the ones on DS) have some of the best gameplay of a run and gun 2D platformer period for me, they also have a larger focus on actual plot than previous entries in the Megaman series. The ZX games step more into Metroidvania style.

      Legends…is different to say the least.

      For one, its 3 dimensional.

      Two, it has a large world to explore ( 1 island with multiple ruins in the first, and multiple islands with many ruins in the second), though the ruins dont look good graphically.

      Three, it pioneered many innovative gameplay elements at the time of its release (lock on, voice acting, cel shading that actually looked pretty good for a psOne game)

      Four, its charming as hell

      Five, its my personal favorite saga in the “main” Megaman series (though I love em all)

      Now if you’re including the “spinoff” series (Battle Network, Star Force, etc) I cant really help you as I’ve only played two Battle Network games (2 and 3) but they were decent enough srpg’s.

      tldr; start with X if you think you’re in it for the long haul.
      Start with Zero or ZX if you want the best 2D platforming + a Megaman saga that gets dark
      Start with Legends if you want a charming story with likeable characters and good voice acting (well barring Megaman in Legends 2 who suddenly switched from a good VA in the first game, to having Sailor Jupiters Voice Actor :/)

      Well, hope that helped! Though if you DO get hooked, be forewarned that both the ZX sagas are left with incomplete stories and MASSIVE cliffhangers, especially for Legends :(

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

    It’s been a while since I’ve fired this game up. Even if I already beat it once, years ago, I wanted to go through it again to record gameplay footage that I could upload to my Youtube account. I saw someone like a couple of my LOGH videos earlier, so I guess it just got me in the mood to continue my Empire campaign :p

    • Budgiecat

      My laptop’s too slow to run it correctly.

      Its so hard to find footage of the older games of that series too.

      Also I really wish somone would have made a SRW type game of it

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

        Well, that’s another reason I wanted to play through it again. Things basically started slowing down on my old PC at around mission 13 or so. So, it would be nice to play through all of it fluidly this time.

        I think I still have the PS1 version of LOGH around here somewhere… It was a bitch to find though. That was one of the copyright strikes I got against my old account. They seem fine with the PC versions, but if you try to upload PS1, Super Famicom, etc., then they get mad, lol.

        EDIT: Hrm… Unless I named it something different, I guess I deleted it with the other PS1 stuff I had on PSP. I probably figured I wasn’t going to be playing it any more since my PSP was on the fritz (kept randomly turning on and off, despite having a brand new battery).

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

          Pfft. I still have the description document for the first (and only) gameplay clip I uploaded though =3=

          PS1 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes – Gameplay (Part 1)

          You have no idea how hard it was to find this game. Seriously, lol. Sure, I could find the “Click Manga” games easily, but this one? Damn near took forever!

          Legend of the Galactic Heroes (LOGH for short) is easily my favorite anime of all time (with City Hunter and Hokuto no Ken falling in right behind it, heh). So I just had to find this game and see just how it played compared to the older Super Famicom versions and even the old PC versions. I can tell it was definitely huge for its time, especially seeing as how they bothered to include scenes from the anime and added a lot of voice acting (which LOGH is well known for) to the game.

          I definitely wouldn’t say this one is as fun as the most recent release for PC by NamcoBandai, but it seems like it could be pretty fun. I don’t really think I’ll play it too much though, what with all the Japanese menus and everything. If it wasn’t an RTS, then maybe I’d try to stick with it, lol. I just wanted to get at least SOMETHING from the game up since I literally couldn’t find like..ANY gameplay at all when searching for it on Youtube.

          Well, in any case..if you’re a fan of war stories, sci-fi, or anything space related, I would highly suggest you go watch Legend of the Galactic Heroes. You can find all of the episodes already subbed in English by a group known as, “Central-Anime”. If there’s one thing my friends know me for, it’s my taste in anime and if I say something is worth watching, then they know I’m not bullshitting them. I’ve been watching anime for over 10 years now and I told you earlier that this is easily my favorite anime of all time..so just think about what I just told you and that statement for a second.

          You know what you gotta do now, so go do it, lol.

          • Budgiecat

            I didn’t like the PS1/Saturn LOGH games at all. Too confusing and dull….

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

              Yeah, the PS1 version was VERY confusing. It took me forever to even figure out how to move units properly, lol. The menus were mostly in kanji, which was ridiculous. I felt like I was playing an old school Nobunaga’s Ambition or some shit.

              • Budgiecat

                Have you ever played Space Battleship Yamato for PS2? That was confusing for me as well as the PS1 game. The PS2 game had a damn near 1 hour cinematic intro lol.

                And there’s a section in Aim for the Top! Gunbuster for PS2 (when Gunbuster is attacking the alien fleet) that I could never figure out how to get past….

                Also, one time I found a LOGH Pachislot game video on Youtube but I cant find in anymore.

                It actually had some pretty cool 3D cel shaded graphics and character models. Even to the point of them strolling around inside their ships doing idle things lol

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

                  Well, I found some Wonderswan and Wonderswan Color stuff, but not much.

                  Blue Wing Blitz
                  All of the Guilty Gear games
                  Gundam SEED
                  LastStand
                  One Piece – Grand Battle
                  Vaitz Blade
                  and
                  Wizardry – Scenario 1 – Kyounou no Shiren Jou

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

                      Oh, I’m not surprised. They have pachislot games for just about anything it seems.

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

                    • Budgiecat

                      Yeah I know

                      But the LOGH one went the extra mile with the CG stuff and real time 3D character models which just made me wish it wasn’t a pachislot/pachinko game and an actual rpg…

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

                      There’s a Hokuto no Ken one that does the same though :p

                    • Budgiecat

                      Yeah I know

                      But Ken’s Rage 1 & 2 nullified them anyway so it doesn’t matter.

                      Until LOGH makes a game that visually nullifies that pachislot game then it still stands..

                      I want my 3D cel shaded console LOGH game thats a cross hybrid of Mass Effect/Infinite Space/Colony Wars/SRW

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

                      Lol… They already have, quite a few times actually. The recent PC games look better than that, imo.

                    • Budgiecat

                      No they don’t. Except for the ships, they strictly just use static 2D avatars for the characters

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

                      ^ implying the 2D avatars aren’t actually in high resolution

                      Anyway, they do though. Pachislot graphics can’t possibly hope to compete with a real game, lol. They use pretty cheap textures for pachislot titles since they are generally just quick cash grabs and hardly take any money to make.

                    • Budgiecat

                      They emulated the areas inside the ship in full 3D glory with moving articulated 3D character models engaging in their environment. They even had 1st person Axe battles!. That goes above and beyond simple static 2D splashshots.

                      There is also more detail on the outside of the battleships in the pachislot game (not the pachinko game….yes there’s 2 games here) as opposed to the simplistic low poly versions on the 2008 PC game. Yes and I’m using your Youtube channel clips for visual comparison since you seem to be the only one that bothered to upload them at 720p instead of recording with a potato like the others.

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

                      The older videos were recorded on my CRT though, so it’s 4:3, lol. It looks pretty bad. Fortunately, the later ones are better, but… I was still an idiot because I didn’t actually change the in-game resolution to 1080 since I got my new monitor.

                      I’ve still been recording in 720, basically. I changed it earlier though, so the next battle will look better. I don’t know though, man… I hear this same kind of argument from people in the dungeon RPG crowd too.

                      People want to say something like Baroque looks better than the PSN Wizardry game just because Baroque uses 3D models as opposed to the Wizardry using high-res 2D static images for the characters and monsters. Honestly, I prefer the 2D static image look for dungeon crawlers.

                      This is probably why I take a liking more to the most recent LOGH’s graphics as opposed to what you showed me.

                    • Budgiecat

                      I’ll always take animation over static stagnation, unless the 2D is fully animated fluid frames. Anybody can hire an artist and slap on static 2D still shots that doesn’t impress me at all. That shits been done since 1994. Time to advance please.

                      It’d be like saying the SRW1 PS3 remake looks better than SRW OG PS2 or the static 2D avatars in A.C.E R look better than the 3D character models of A.C.E. 3 because the 2D images are cleaner and in higher resolution. No.

                      Wizardry Dawn of the Foresaken Land Wizardry was more impressive to me than the PSN Wizardry. And like I said, LOGH Pachislot has 1st person AXE battles, and Wenji chillin at the bar drinking alcohol lol.

                      here’s some PS2 Yamato footage I found
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i65mjyVfFPM

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

                      >Wizardry Dawn of the Foresaken Land Wizardry was more impressive to me than the PSN Wizardry.

                      See, that’s just fucked, lol. I’d take high-res 2D static images over shitty 3D any day of the week. This is the same reason why I’m always conflicted when I play Mind=0 because the 3D is just… Ugh.

                      They should have just stuck with a first person view for battles and gave the characters 2D avatars. Full blown 3D isn’t always the best way to display something that is clearly inspired by anime.

                      Why do you think VNs still use 2D displays for characters? It just works, man. As for advancing… If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Of course the 3D in Mind=0 is just ugh; most Vita games aren’t even trying yet; they feel like just slightly better PSP games so far. The new Digimon looks promising though.

                      VN’s still use mostly static 2D displays because they’re low budget games that focus primarily on the story. Thats why they’re able to churn out a PSP VN almost every month even now.

                      Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign has shown the technology is now at a level where we can have full blown 3D that emulates hand drawn 2D just fine.

                      Besides, concerning the LOGH Pachislot, its not like they didnt use 2D avatars either; but they are actually slightly more animated even than the 2008 PC game and they were still high resolution, in addition to having 3D character models so its a combination of the best of both worlds so your argument held no water.

                      And if the idealogy of if it aint broke dont fix it were an absolute, we’d all still be driving original VW Beetles and Ford Model T’s…

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

                      Actually, because graphics are generally subjective, my “argument” in stating that they look better to me holds as much water as it needs to. It’s my opinion. You believe the graphics are one way, I believe the graphics are another, so that’s that.

                      >And if the idealogy of if it aint broke dont fix it were an absolute,
                      we’d all still be driving original VW Beetles and Ford Model T’s…

                      And in some ways, that would be better. Unless, of course, you believe that having our vehicles built like oversized RC cars makes them better in every imaginable way, then yeah… If I’m in an accident, I’d take older cars over newer ones any day of the week.

                    • Budgiecat

                      It depends. Some advancements are obviously better than others when it comes to automobiles. I’ll take independent rear wheel suspension over straight bar and fuel injection over carburetor and also more comfortable seats and better gas mileage for a thousand Alex….

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

                      Point is, everything has a purpose. It’s kind of silly to believe everything must be one way or another in order to be good.

                    • Fainaru Luna

                      ashita no joe had me crying manly tears at the end

          • Fainaru Luna

            Hey do you know of any other Space opera anime/ova on logh level?
            I really need to get back watching space war animes

            • Budgiecat

              There’s aren’t many on its level but there’s:

              Seikai no Monshou (Crest of the Stars)

              Seikai no Senki (Banner of the Stars)

              Galaxy Express 999

              Captain Harlock

              Space Battleship Yamato

              Space Runaway Ideon

              • Fainaru Luna

                Space Runaway Ideon I will be watching soon thanks cat

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

              If you want something more recent, you can check out Tytania as well. It’s from the same guy behind LOGH, but a lot of the characters and personalities are quite similar, lol. So yeah, if you’ve already watched LOGH, and you try watching that, you may just feel like you’re watching a glossy version of it with new technology.

              It’s alright, but LOGH is definitely superior. Still, it might be worth checking out.

  • kirby755
    • TheExile285

      My body is ready for Triple Deluxe :V

      • kirby755

        I am so excited for Triple Deluxe!!!

  • bloodiOS

    I’m done waiting for the Miyako’s route (I can’t believe it’s been a whole full year since the last update.) I’m just gonna start watching the anime adaptation of Majikoi first (no matter how bad it is) and then get started on the VN…

  • Budgiecat
  • 罪罰

    So guys, we all have that special song, that song that cheers us up when we randomly get depressed or when we do have a reason to be depressed, it can be a videogame song or not. I’ll share mine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYUErkvORWA

    It calms me in a sort of depressive but accepting way. When I get to the point when I feel like I’m nothing special or just not worth for shit, this song just lets me accept it, doesn’t make me feel so bad about it and that cheers me up. Not that I have some depressive disorder, I’m just accustomed to things not going well and this song just resonated with me. Feels cheesy writing this but I just wanted to share that.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Ah man tea. So good. Especially orange pekoe. I have always wanted to taste cherry tea too, but I haven’t bought any yet.

    • bldudas

      I love tea! But I like regular black tea, with some sugar and creamer the most.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Black tea is classic but… It is a bit boring.

        • bldudas

          True

  • PrinceHeir

    okay just finished Gundam Wing now and wow!!!

    so yeah amazing series!! it finally made me realize that this is definitely better than Gundam 00 and Gundam Seed series combined! love the designs of the Gundams, amazing and godly music, the feeling of classic Gundams vs everyone, characters and personalities(sure some are irritating at first) and i know this has flaws like other Gundam series.

    still, Gundam Wing finally comes back as my favorite Gundam Series ever!!! i give it a 10/10 just because it rekindled my love for the franchise once again and will surely watch the old series like the Original UC, Turn A Gundam, After Gundam X, Gundam G etc.

    can’t wait to watch Operation Meteor and Endless Waltz OVA/Movie soon!!

    Heero Yuy is badass as hell!!

    Mission Complete!

    • Budgiecat

      okay now watch Hurricane Polymar and Zambot 3

    • Nice Boat

      Don’t listen to the cat now check Gundam Wing Frozen Teardrop

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I’ve always really liked Gundam Wing. I’m not sure it’s as popular with the hardcore Gundam crowd though. I watched the entire series… back in 2002 – 2004. Gosh, it doesn’t seem like it was that long ago.

      Anyways, I think the characters set it apart. It doesn’t really have the usual Gundam main character. The one who is just a kid and trying to grow up while also saving the world on a Gundam.

      I found that refreshing.

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

        Some of the designs are popular, but most of the guys I talk with pretty much hate GW since that’s when things started taking a turn for the worst in Gundam. Then again… You have guys that hate GW, but love 00, which I think is actually worse in some ways.

        Still, even in shitty series, they always find designs they appreciate from it. The characters themselves on the other hand though… Not so much.

        EDIT: >It doesn’t really have the usual Gundam main character. The one who is just a kid and trying to grow up while also saving the world on a Gundam.

        Honestly, this is one of the few times I would actually take that over this. Instead, we get an edgy and angsty teenager trying to kill himself multiple times which is honestly worse, in my opinion.

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          I can understand that. Honestly, I found myself bonding with the other characters more than Heero.

          I mean, it makes sense why he does what he does, but I felt like Wing had multiple “main” characters with all the pilots.

          Anyways, like I said, it was just refreshing to me at the time. I like Gundam and Mecha, but I won’t to pretend to be an hardcore fan of either.

  • PrinceHeir

    looks like Ai Yazawa started drawing some new covers for Paradise Kiss :)

    http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/01/12/ai-yazawa-illustrates-new-paradise-kiss-covers

    http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire3/b98d81906d5e3aa6c7a377e865da0fb31389570073_full.jpg

    http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire1/31ea2ef620b20dce51fe104445979bbe1389570090_full.jpg

    people complain to Miura about Berserk, yet Yazawa-san hasn’t made any new chapters for NaNa AT ALL since 2009.

    at least she’s doing fine so that’s important.

    i do hope she continues NaNa! even the english release managed to catch up with the Japanese release(all of the JPN volumes have been localize now)

    though Viz might have tampered with it :

  • PrinceHeir

    This is absurd as hell regarding Hikaru Midorikawa

    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-01-12/hikaru-midorikawa-puts-blog-on-hiatus-due-to-fan-harassment

    seriously just because he wears the same accessory as some girl it’s already cheating? what if she’s just a fan and what’s to be recognized by him?

    people are jumping on the gun nowadays! he’s already 45(WOW) and a family man. why must you continue to add more stress to him? i hope his wife understands that this is just a misunderstandings and no surprise he locks down his blog.

    i just finished Gundam Wing today so leave Heero Yuy alone!!!!!!!!!

    • Fainaru Luna

      wow just because a female fan happend to have the same accessory as him they accuse him of fooling around with the girl? smh crazy fans are crazy

    • new_tradition

      I don’t even…X_x

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Unbelievable. That’s just really sad. I guess the saying – “This is why we can’t have nice things.” Applies here.

  • Nice Boat

    Been checking Full Metal Panic when I found this

    http://cdn.natalie.mu/media/comic/1308/extra/news_large_fullmeta0_2.jpg

    What is with that? Gauron has a scargina apparently O_o

  • bloodiOS

    HUGE sales for PS3 and Vita games on the PlayStation Store tomorrow, folks:

    blog.us.playstation.com/2014/01/13/14-for-14-sale-starts-tomorrow-huge-discounts-on-ps3-vita-games/

    For only $5, I’m definitely gonna snatch that ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West Premium Edition… By the way, late adopters, Tales of Xillia is only $10 (for Plus subscribers.)

    • Six

      Not a PS+ subscriber, but I might grab Soul Sacrifice and Killzone Mercenary.

    • new_tradition

      I still haven’t picked up Puppeteer. 13.99 is really hard to pass up…

      • Anime10121

        Heard it was good, I’m thinking about dropping the 7.99 for it :)

      • Elvick

        $40 was hard to pass up. Puppeteer is awesome.

    • Willgaea

      Getting Xillia and rain :]

  • Six

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwT3DIIXWNA

    The song used in the new Game of Thrones trailer would be perfect for a Dark Souls II ad.

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

    So… Another Tekken movie is apparently in the works.

    All of my why.

    http://kotaku.com/oh-god-they-are-making-another-tekken-movie-1500090044

    • Six

      Harada hated the last one. I can’t imagine this one will be any different.

      That CG one was kinda neat tho. I’d take another one of those.

      • Budgiecat

        Well thats a coincidence cause I hated the last one too.
        And the live action movie….

        Also that Kotaku article is so misinformed; Kane has starred in Hollywood movies before; namely Dead or Alive (Hayabusa), Revenge of the Ninja (played his father’s son), and some others.

        Also it doesnt matter if Ong Back director Prachya Pinkaew is doing it because one thing that is fact is that those type of movies usually cant be made in HW due to insurance laws and often the style gets lost and we end up with a lot of post processed edited crap

  • Six

    http://www.usgamer.net/articles/yes-castlevania-lords-of-shadow-2-did-make-me-feel-uncomfortable-

    Lords of Shadow 2 is now RapeLay.

    It’s painful how books and movies are able to get away with “questionable” content, but every time a game does it, HOLY SHIT CENSOR THAT FILTH!

    • Anime10121

      “LoS2 reminds me of Rapelay”… and I knew this would be an article worthy enough to be on Kotaku, and after reading it, I was SO right…

      Games’ll never be treated equally as other entertainment media simply because they’re called games. And its MUCH too late to change what they’re called now. “Questionable content” will always be looked at negatively because all games are for children, even ones that explicitly say for 17 and up :/

      • Six

        You know, I’ve got no problem with people finding this kind of stuff tasteless or unnecessary, but shit.

        She flat-out states that she wants Konami to edit it. People in the gaming community have this habit of wanting stuff censored instead of just ignoring it.

        It’s fucking rage inducing.

        • Anime10121

          Exactly, it seems like even the gaming community (gamers/”journalists” alike) dont want the industry to mature at all either. Its just sad.

          • Six

            It doesn’t help when the majority of “journalists” are on some kind of morality crusade and most “gamers” are angry, hateful manchildren.

            I mean, I think Antia whatshername is full of nonsense, but I would never threaten her life or threaten to rape her, like many, many people have.

            There are discussions to be had, but not with hyperbole like this. All it does is get people riled up.

            • Anime10121

              True, there’s far too much, hate, rage, and stupidity in this medium. Normally you could get away with calling it just passion and love for the medium, but the way some of its “fans” act, is ridiculous.

              Anytime people disagree with an issue there are threats of violence, rape, or many other crimes against people, when many of these “people” wouldnt have the balls to say any of it to the object of their “hate’s” face. Though that may be more a product of internet anonymity than anything else, but its still FAR too prevalent in this medium that’s supposed to be about fun.

              Its like the Mighty No 9 thing where people have an issue with the community manager of the sites forums. You should see the stupidity and angry rants, its hilarious. And through all of it, they fail to realize that she is NOT on the development team, and she’s just what her title is, a manager of the FORUM, aka the community of fans, backers, and crybabies.

              • Six

                That Mighty No. 9 thing was embarrassing. Oh noes, she wanted a female protagonist!

                Shit, I can think of a ton of games that I wish had female protagonists. Better call Reddit!

                I actually tried listening to some YouTube videos made by people who were upset, and Jesus Christ. It made me want to find a new hobby.

                I mean, people were digging through her fucking Twitter account!

                • Anime10121

                  I know, thats how they found out she wasnt the biggest fan of the original Megaman, and OH the shitstorm that caused. I just smh and went about my day…

                  • Six

                    It’s no wonder that no one takes video games seriously.

                    Makes me excited for The Phantom Pain though. If rumors are true, that is going to cause a shitstorm of absolutely epic proportions.

                    • Anime10121

                      I’m also GREATLY looking forward to TPP, even though it is Cross Gen, and I generally dislike that game design choice, especially as late as TPP seems to be dropping, I can not wait to see what Kojima’s been planning for that game’s “mature content”! Oh how the media will throw hissy fits!

                      I can see the headlines now,
                      “How Kojima went from a respected game director to…”
                      “How to ruin your credibility as a game designer, Kojima Productions lesson 101″
                      “When games become to real, FEELINGS get hurt”
                      :P

                    • Six

                      From torture to sexual assault to gunning down child soldiers. He better be ready, because people will be out for his blood.

                      I’m actually kinda glad TTP is cross-gen. It was made for the PS3/360 then ported up, so it’s all good.

                      As long as the 360 version doesn’t have me disk-swapping and gives me an alternative like GTAV does.

                      BUT who knows when the game is coming out.

                    • Anime10121

                      True, I guess they were developing it for current gen first anyway. Though if what they say about Fox Engine is true (I’ll have to see it in action to believe), it was mad with the ability to increase A.I. in addition to a graphics boost with ease when porting to next gen.

                      Though about it’s release, if they’re releasing GZ early because they dont want us to have to wait for TPP to come out, TPP is really starting to look like a fall 2015 release to me. I mean, every time we hear about TPP proper, they’re saying the game’s still quite a long ways off in development. And the stuff they’re planning on doing in the game will be quite an ambitious change from your standard console MGS.

                      And you have a problem with disc swapping :P I never really saw it as a big issue on either the PSone nor the 360. I generally laughed when I saw people saying that its SUCH a big plus the PS3 had over the 360.

                    • Six

                      I’m really hoping that GZ gives us a sense of how TPP will run on current gen machines (probably will).

                      I imagine the game will be the same across all consoles, minus better graphics and little touches here and there for the PS4 and Xbone.

                      Disk-swapping doesn’t bother me if it’s a one and done thing. Having to go back and forth, like with Star Ocean 4, is what bugs me.

                      If it’s an open-world game, hopefully KojiPro has implemented something like GTAV has, where it has an install disk (or two) and then you just play it off of one.

                      Because the more I think about it, the more I kinda wanna rock my 360 for a while longer. I’d like to get a feel for where my favorite games are going to go with this new console gen before I jump in.

                    • Anime10121

                      SO4 was just a HORRIBLE implementation of it, along with Lost Odyssey which kinda had the same issue. But in general, i think its a non issue. But GTA V did an exceptional thing with its “multiple discs”.

                      And yeah TPP is definitely open world, they’ve been harping from here to the moon how proud they are of it :P

                      But yeah, smart choice on waiting next gen out a bit. I jumped in early almost exclusively for GZ, and because of my history with Playstation consoles usually having more of my preferred games (which I pray to God will continue this gen). But I’d advise anyone right now to wait it out a bit until the dust settles.

                    • Six

                      I think many of us who are trying to hold out will be broken by E3. :P

                      It’s tough every time I go to Best Buy, since they’ve got a PS4 demo set up.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Just get a PS4 bros…stop being console loyal. Its got Yakuza on it…

                    • bloodiOS

                      Good luck getting one now…

                    • Budgiecat

                      Yeah I know I dont even have one. Well thats also because Im not that motivated at the moment to get one due to no games out yet I really want…and also because no moneys….

                    • Six

                      I want both. That’s always been the case.

                      I probably won’t make a decision on which one first until after E3.

                    • Budgiecat

                      This year will probably be a wash though. Much like 2006.
                      Most really good stuff will probably be in 2015….

                    • Anime10121

                      I already have one…

                    • Budgiecat

                      Well thats cool, now you can get me one!

                    • Anime10121
                    • Budgiecat

                      : (

                    • Anime10121
                    • Anime10121

                      Lol, I can imagine. I’m just hoping E3 will be HUGE for next gen stuffs coming next year!

                • Budgiecat

                  I bet she’s never played Valis or Legend of Valkyrie..or Valkyrie Profile…

                • PrinceHeir

                  give me sauce on this!!

                  • Six

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXDSfUJBCj0

                    This is the guy I listened to. He is incredibly obnoxious, smug, and I bet he wears a fedora.

                    • PrinceHeir

                      man just seeing the title.

                      ugh, attention much?

                    • Six

                      Yeah, the whole thing is pretty pathetic.

        • Elvick

          “If I don’t have an interest in something, it shouldn’t exist.”

          That’s the frame of mind of a lot of so-called gamers these days.

          Granted, we’re all guilty of it to some degree. But there’s clearly a difference between wanting no JRPGs at all since you don’t like them, and wanting JRPGs to not be made into shitty mobile games like Breath of Fire 6 will be.

          • Six

            Hell, I’m not even a JRPG fan, and I’ve never played a BoF game, and I was still pissed.

            • Budgiecat

              Because it really sucks and everyone knows it (except Capcom).

    • Solomon_Kano

      A vampire… doing as vampires have done since the days of Stoker… is now out of line because it called to mind images of sexual assault for her? Is that what it brought to mind for all women? Just her? I need more.

      She’s right, sexual assault is a very real problem and I’m sorry if that’s what it brought to mind for her, but I think this is a case of separating an act from its context to make it something that it isn’t. This isn’t that scene in Tomb Raider that people lost their shit over. Dracula isn’t fondling her. He isn’t wolf whistling at her. He’s doing exactly as he did to a male charactercharacter in the gameplay they’ve already revealed — one who was equally devoid of name and personality. But I suppose now it’s a problem because… what, that it’s in first-person now? Or did she take issue with him attacking a male character as well? Is it only assault if it’s a woman?

      If she’s uncomfortable, I can understand where she’s coming from, but not her asking that it be cut. I think there are problems in the industry and the stories it tells and the way it treats female characters at times, but not all things are cause for a moral crusade with torch and soapbox akimbo. This was deliberate — not to scare women from going out at night alone or some such, but to show that Drac’s a fucking vampire of old.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Moreover, according to other previews, you can just as well feed on the father and kill the mother. You aren’t forced one way or the other.

        So… there’s that.

        • Budgiecat

          yeah but we cant explain that because then it diffuses the whole controversial topic to amass clicks and views angle

      • Six

        Hopefully the internet doesn’t blow up with this story. The last thing I want to see is more stupid fucking manchildren freaking out and threatening the author of the article.

        Thankfully, the discussion about it so far is pretty level-headed.

    • PrinceHeir

      this is why gaming is not being taken seriously in the west.

      it baffles me that people are always finding negative things to complain about instead of concentrating on how the game will improve or what new mechanics are being introduced.

      i guess they need that traffic views on their shitty websites.

  • Six

    With the gaming press being the way they are now, I really wish Silent Hill 2 wasn’t already a thing.

    Released today, it would surely give them all aneurysms.

  • bloodiOS

    My order of Dark Souls: Design Works has just arrived (I actually forgot that I pre-ordered it xD.) Man, it’s such a lovely thing. Thank you, Udon.

    • Anime10121

      Yeah Udons been getting quite ridiculous with their book delays :(

      Glad you finally got the DS’ one though :)

    • PrinceHeir

      i cancelled mine since i have soo many on pre order.

      i’ll get it on summer alongside Dragon’s Dogma ^^

  • TheExile285

    I think I’ve watched the first episode or two of all the new anime that interests me this season and so far Nobunagun is my favorite.

    I’m also really enjoying Magical Warfare, Witch Craft Works, Tonari no Seki-kun, Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! Ren & Nisekoi.

    • Anime10121

      I’ve yet to watch any of the new seasons anime, gonna try and binge tomorrow on a bunch of shows to see what I like!

      • Budgiecat

        Go to Animesols and watch Hurricane Polymar. They’re trying to crowdfund it to get released on dvd

        • Anime10121

          Ok, I’ll check it out tomorrow!

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

      How do you have so much to watch? Holy shit. I can’t find anything worth watching these days, besides Ippo, lol.

      Someone hurry up and make Part 3 of JoJo start airing already!

      • Budgiecat

        Try watching some older stuff thats what I do…

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

          Been there, done that. I tapped that well dry a long time ago. That’s why I’m in between a rock and a hard place right now.

          It’s also why I’m rewatching LOGH.

    • kirby755

      I’ve been Watching been Nobunagun also! I also been watching Nobunaga the Fool( they have a grasp of the Arcana). Lastly, still going through Magi Kingdom of Magic(Episode 14) and so far there a few changes but it is still great.

  • Six
    • $18114340

      THERE IS NO DISCUSSION

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

      >If you disagree, I encourage you unfollow us.

      What, so you can surround yourself by a bunch of ‘yes men’ and can never have your judgement challenged? The guy sounds like a fucking tool.

      • Budgiecat
      • Six

        That’s how a lot of people in the gaming press are. They like to retreat back into their echo chambers.

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

          Sadly, having worked with some of them, I can actually attest to this.

          • Six

            There is nothing quite like the gaming press. They have to cater to us, but it’s so painfully obvious that they despise us.

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

              Well, they don’t HAVE to cater to us. They can just leave the game like I did. You do get a different perspective on things when you see it take place from the inside though.

              A lot of these guys get their news from someone else, then report it as their own without even thinking twice about it. So, you end up having a group of individuals that can’t form an opinion about matters without relying on other people. To prevent arguments though, they usually just go with the general consensus rather than going against it or asking why people feel the way they do.

              They probably just assume that if many people believe in something, it must be true. I can’t tell you how many co-workers I had in gaming journalism that didn’t even have a clue as to what the hell they were actually writing about. They just treated it as a hobby, which I guess is fine if they didn’t want to make a career out of it, but you should at least be knowledgeable even with your hobbies.

    • bloodiOS

      Good, good, keep raising awareness by feeding us all that publicity xD

    • PrinceHeir

      lol this is golden!!

      i do wonder what this keeps happening on western publication and not in other eastern ones like in Japan or Korea.

      • Budgiecat

        Japanese dont take video gaming seriously or blogging/ranting about it. They still see it as a fun pastime

        • Six

          Pfft. Like video games are supposed to be “fun”.

    • Pekola

      You know what’s really disgusting? The fact that journalists keep trivializing things like gender issues and rape as if they have the skill to actually criticize such things in games.

      And then everyone else just goes along to feed their goddamn victim complexes. Get over yourselves.

      I can’t count how many times I’ve been bullied, harassed and all the other bad things that happen to you when you’re ‘different’. Yet, God forbid I start getting on top of soapboxes asking for queer characters by decrying what we already have.

      That won’t turn back the clock and make my personal life better. I shouldn’t rely on entertainment to validate my life choices.

      Moreover, these fake-butt unqualified journalists need to stop being so wishy-washy about things in games. Games have super strong icky violence and it’s really, really rare to see any complaints formally leveled at that. But then suddenly gratuitous sexuality isn’t okay? Please.

      How is the medium supposed to grow if these ‘Clown-Shoes Journalists’ (I rather like that term from GaF) will be all pretentious about it?

  • Elvick

    Finished Digimon Adventure 02… pretty cheesy ending. Not just the post-final battle stuff either. The actual final battle was a huge let down.

    Overall Adventure 02 was too tame. Felt like nothing they actually fought was that powerful, which makes sense since the entire setup of the series was to take away all the power they already had from Adventure and make them crappy again.

    Started Tamers, on disc 3 (of 8 I think). I like it, but good grief I don’t like the human design in this one at all. All the kids look so derpy.

    Still don’t “understand” it’s place in the universe though. Maybe it’ll make more sense later on. Or maybe it’s just supposed to start it over or something.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Tamers is a different world afaik. It is my second favorite maybe third favorite season. Though I haven’t really watched Xros Wars or Data Squad (more of this one than the previous).

      • Elvick

        I guess that would make sense for Tamers. After I finish it, I’m going to read more about it and see for sure.

    • Nice Boat

      MalomMyostismon has to be the worst villain ever. He spends half of an episode getting his ass kicked by stock footage and gets killed by children talking about their dreams. Even in Spanish his name can be written as “Bad Monster”

      • Elvick

        Definitely. And there was so much setup for him. Literally the entire series leads up to him and had to do with his plan.

        Yet… that is the final battle. : |

        What was he doing while they were all in a trance? :

        • Nice Boat

          Watch the Armageddomon movie. It’s short but fights are kind of good. It’s like the staff were trying to redeem themselves for MalomMyostismon.

    • Nice Boat

      Tamers gets really hyped when they go to the Digimon World. That series probably has the best evolution scene from the entire franchise. (DUKEMON!!!)

    • Nice Boat

      Also best Digimon 2 scene

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MROlWDR4oeA

      Don’t read the comments. They not suitable for innocent people.

      • Elvick

        That was strange

        • Nice Boat

          You read the comments? NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

          • Elvick

            I didn’t read the comments. I was referring to the scene.

  • Budgiecat

    Spoony FF XIII review part VI is up

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9G_cc1mPp0

    I really want to know what he thinks about this new FF X 2.5 stuff lol

  • bloodiOS

    Comparison of the PS3 and PS4 version of Tomb Raider (from IGN):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NUX2rG_u8w&hd=1

    • Six

      Tempting.

      Not $60 tempting, but still.

      • Budgiecat

        Unless you already own the original and couldn’t care less, by the time you get around to getting a PS4, I’m sure there’ll be a price drop.
        There’s no point in running out and buying a game day one anymore for titles you’re not that excited over. Especially rehashes….

        • Six

          Yeah, I’ve got it on 360, but I’d be interested in a PS4 version once the price hits about $20.

  • bloodiOS

    A serious question: out of all the games that Ninja Theory had developed over the years, which one would you deem to be their best effort to date?

    • Six

      DmC, easily. Enslaved had a better story, but as a whole, DmC is their best game.

      If you strip away everything that makes it Devil May Cry, it’s a very solid action game, and I’m eager to see what they do next.

      Even if it’s DmC2.

      • Budgiecat

        Well thankfully that won’t happen. They’ve self banned themselves to mobile phone hell and I’m glad for it…

        • Six

          That turned out to be false.

          http://i.imgur.com/TOARGs2.png

          • Budgiecat

            Well Tameem went further on after that date to express his opinions on the shift of gaming will be all digital and more on mobile so its safe to say where his interest lies now…

    • Anime10121

      DmC. Its the only Ninja Theory game I’ve liked.

  • PrinceHeir

    Tales of Xillia $10 and Lone Survivor around $4 and more on this!

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/01/13/playstation-plus-bioshock-infinite-joins-the-instant-game-collection/

    such a steal!!

    • Nate

      A lot of really great games there. Crisis 3 and Enslaved for 5 dollars is a really amazing price.

    • Willgaea

      @Bloodios:disqus hooked me up with this info about 6 hours ago. Thanks for reminding me though.

  • Budgiecat

    I’m bored what should I play right now?

    1.Finish Siren Blood Curse
    2.finish Vanquish
    3.Continue with Sengoku Basara 3 Tsukihime mission
    4.Get back to playing Yakuza 3
    5.Continue with SRW OG 2nd
    6.Dont play any games; just watch some old school Tekkaman subbed

    • Budgiecat

      nnnnnnngh

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

        Just do what I do and throw your list into random.org, then do the #1 thing that comes out on top, lol.

        http://www.random.org/lists/

        • Budgiecat

          Yakuza 3 won first position two out of three hits lol

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

            Not a bad choice.

    • McPoo

      7. Join your old pal McPoo on Xbox Live for a few games of Shadowrun

  • bloodiOS

    *Sigh* I want an 8th-gen port of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

    • Budgiecat

      Why?

      • bloodiOS

        Because the PS3 version sucks.

        • Budgiecat

          Wuts wrong with it (I have it actually but I only played it for a couple hours)

          • bloodiOS

            Sub-HD resolution, no AA, lo-res animated textures, and the frame rate fluctuates madly during battles.

            • Budgiecat

              Well now you can look forward to playing it on Playstation Now streaming on your Vita, PS4, Tablet and even smartphone!

              • bloodiOS

                What’s the point of playing the same flawed version again with addition input lag and compression artifacts?

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

                  The same point behind why ZoE HD made the cut, despite its framerate issues (or Silent Hill HD with all of its bugs). Regardless of how bad something may be, there’s always going to be someone out there that will play it anyway.

                  • bloodiOS

                    But the discussion is about me though, not some other person out there…

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

                      I realize that and if I was Copernicus right now, I’d tell you that you’re not the center of the universe. Games, regardless of how many flaws you find in them will continue to be released. Now, you can either choose to play them or don’t.

                      Simple as that, really.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Okay… I’m not sure how we went from me responding to Budgiecat’s reply (that told me to look forward playing the game through PlayStation Now) to you preaching about me not being the center of the universe and choosing whether or not to play games.

                      The thing is, this started after I asked the cat what would be the point (of me) playing the same thing again, now with addition flaws, and you came in talking as though this is suppose to concern someone else…

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

                      Lol. I’m not even sure how I lost you. I’ll try to simplify it then.

                      If they made it for PS4 with the same problems (or different ones even), you can either just bite the bullet and deal with it or skip it altogether.

                    • bloodiOS

                      That’s the thing though. Budgiecat was talking about playing the game through PlayStation Now, which as far as I’m aware, is streaming the original game, as is, to whichever device I choose to play on.

                      Instead of talking about some ports, he was talking about playing the original PS3 version, streamed from some distant server, with additional input lag and compression artifacts (which is to be expected from cloud gaming.) So, my question (to him) was why should I play the cloud version, when I can just continue playing the physical version that I’ve already bought?

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

                      Well, consider it replying back to your original point. As for his, if you had such a problem with the game, I’m not sure why you would even bother with the physical version either, so mentioning that was a moot point anyway, honestly.

                    • bloodiOS

                      I wouldn’t know the PS3 version has problems until after I purchased it, but that’s beside the point. I was just clarifying what I was trying to do, which was to understand why Budgiecat basically told me to look forward to getting another PS3 version when I already had a PS3 version sitting here.

                      Anyway, if it was ported to the PS4, I think it will less likely to turn out as bad. But of course, I’ll wait and see how the community reacts before biting anything.

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

                      >But of course, I wait and see how the community react before biting anything.

                      Sounds like that plan didn’t turn out so well with El Shaddai :p

                      I’d start thinking for myself if I were you.

                    • bloodiOS

                      I was younger, with less things needing to be paid for.

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

                      Ah. Well, all a part of growing up, I guess. At least now you have priorities.

    • Six

      Gorgeous game with a fantastic soundtrack. Combat was a little lacking though.

      I’d love a sequel for PSN/XBLA on the 8th gen consoles that was a pure side-scroller.

  • Nate

    I could use a little internet advise. How do I handle this? A friend of mine host a Gundam Extreme Vs lobby and a bunch of people come and they have a skype room. However, there is one person that comes that was very rude to me and I don’t like this person, and this person comes to the group. How would you handle this? Would you just not go or focus on the friends that you do like?

    • Budgiecat

      go and make friends with him

      Then if that fails…..bang his mom

    • PrinceHeir

      i would say just focus on your friends and ignore him.

      if he tries to pester you, try talking to the team and tell them to warn him or such.

      if nothing works, just leave the room and play some other time.

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

      Just ignore him, block him, mute him, whatever. If the good outweighs the bad, just stick around. Telling the ‘team’ sounds like a good idea, but honestly… They might lose respect for you if you ‘tattle’ on the guy. You need to learn how to handle the problem on your own.

      So, you can eliminate yourself from the equation or you can simply just ignore him as I said. There was a guy like this in the PSN EXVS chatroom we had going for casuals and he’d always talk shit to me in the room, telling me how I was such a bad TIII player, you know… Even though I beat every NA TIII player I ever challenged online, including him, lol.

      Some people just like to talk shit though, whether to just get under your skin or trying to start shit to make you fuck up and whatnot. I wouldn’t worry about him. He doesn’t sound like he’s worth the time, but hopefully the others in the group are.

  • Nice Boat

    Finished Full Metal Panic. Not the TV series but the novels. I mean the Sigma manga adapting the novels. The series turned out to be a mix between Gundam+Metal Gear+High school comedy. The ending was really nice even if a bit rushed. Sousuke and Chidori probably make one of the best duos I’ve seen in anime and it was hilarious seeing the former adapting to civilization

    • bloodiOS

      You’re making me feel very bitter at Tokyopop’s sudden death.

      • Nice Boat

        Thankfully it doesn’t look like the Sigma censored things. There is a lot of violence and boobie—I mean drama

  • bloodiOS

    *Sigh* I’ve just started reading Majikoi (visual novel) and already I found myself liking it more than the anime adaptation. I need to stop reading this now before completely losing all interest in watching the anime…

  • bloodiOS

    This is awesome!!! So I powered on my PS2 after a year not touching it and the bypass chip is apparently functional again! Better yet, I tried burning a copy of Fate/stay night Réalta Nua (this time at low speed, unlike a few years back) and was surprised to see it working, since not a single one of the copies that I burned ever worked before (I did burn them at high speed though, so that might be it.) I’m so freaking happy right now, this is just so freaking awesome! Ohohoho, time to burn me a copy of King’s Field IV (because holy shit, that price on Amazon is cutthroat.)

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

      >PS2
      >burning CDs
      >not using ISOs + HDD with HD Loader instead

      What are you, a casual?

      • bloodiOS

        Yeah, lazy and don’t feel like getting a HDD for it. I like burning stuffs anyway xD

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

          I’m just wondering why… Lol. I have a 120GB Seagate HDD with 30+ games on it. Much easier to cycle through all that and choose what I want instead of having to pop in a CD each time I want to play something new.

          Plus, I’d like to keep the stress off my lens anyway.

          • bloodiOS

            The thing is I don’t really have that many (or any) downloaded games that I would want to specifically get a HDD for. I got the PS2 chipped prior to coming to the States (back when I was still a kid), and have been playing illegal copies (that I bought in my country) on it. After coming here though, I amassed my library further with legitimate copies, so the thought of getting a HDD never occurred in my mind (just never felt the need.) I just burned Réalta Nua to test things out for fun, but it’s not like I’ll be playing it. Right now though, I’m interested in playing King’s Field IV, but that’s still just one game. I mostly prefer getting physical copies for PS2 though.

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

              You don’t have a PC capable of running PCSX2 properly? .-.

              • bloodiOS

                I never tried, and never felt like trying either. I guess I just prefer playing PS2 games on PS2 if possible. It just feels more natural to me, I suppose. Either way, I heard that PCSX2 requires a capable rig so my casual, on-sales, crap-ass PC probably doesn’t cut it.

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

                  Fair enough, lol.

    • Budgiecat

      My chipped original phat PS2 eventually broke and the slims laser eventually wore out but I got another PS2.

      You should probably play Front Mission 5, or Namco X Capcom imo

      • bloodiOS

        Non-Japanese speaking friendly?

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

          They’re S-RPGs, so yeah… Pretty easy to get by on trial-and-error, lol.

          • Budgiecat

            Shame the PS2 translation scene was so weak. It’d have been nice to get full translaions for the PS2 SRW games, Yamato, Rahxephon, Gunbuster and Shin Yuusha Taisen….

        • Budgiecat

          They both got a 100% English fan translation patch

          Zill O’ll Infinite has a menu patch.

          They tried to do a patch for Berserk PS2 but ran into problems : (

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

            >Zill O’ll Infinite has a menu patch.

            Just skip that and get Trinity Zill O’ll Zero for PS3, lol.

            • Budgiecat

              No get both. Trinity is the prequel

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

                All the more reason to get Trinity and just forget Zill O’ll Infinite :p

                • Budgiecat

                  That makes no sense. I said get both. ugh you’re just trying to make me go Godmars on you aren’t you?

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

                    Honestly, I just didn’t care for Zill O’ll Infinite as much. I played the ummm.. Upgraded version, I guess? It was for PSP.

                    • Budgiecat

                      They made that one too easy I think.

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

                      To be fair… Trinity Zill O’ll Zero was EASY MODO too.

                      FIREBALL FIREBALL FIREBALL FIREBALL FIREBALL

                    • Budgiecat

                      Actually they were even contemplating localizing Zill Oll had Trinity had gotten decent sales..

                      In terms of Trinity: I got stuck or lost in some Ice cave. Not sure if it was a glitch or whatever but it seemed I was suppose to crack the ice ground beneath me or something and it never happened.

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

                      How do you get lost in that game? I don’t even… Linear as fuck, lol. Pretty easy platinum too. It’s just time consuming for the quests because they’re infinite, so it’s hard to tell when you’ve done enough @w@

                    • Budgiecat

                      No I’m telling you it was weird I think it was glitch or something there was literally no where to go I was in a huge circular Ice cavern with only the entrance I came from

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

                      I think your brain glitched :3

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

                      Noooo you destroyed yourself and the Earth! Gaiaaaaaaaaaa

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

                      Nii-san will understand.

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

                      See?

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

        Pretty sure they have a translated version of Front Mission 5 too, right?

        • Budgiecat

          yes thats why I said both of em

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

            Ah, okay.

    • PrinceHeir

      ehh so your PS2 is modded?

      isn’t it better to just play it on PC?

      though i do have a modded Wii and playing games and activating cheats never felt soo good :)

      my PS2 is still kicking ass!! i’ll power it up the next time i play Digital Devil Saga 2(in the summer maybe?)

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

        Yeah, I already asked him about that earlier, heh.

        “I never tried, and never felt like trying either. I guess I just prefer playing PS2 games on PS2 if possible. It just feel more natural to me, I suppose. Either way, I heard PCSX2 required a capable rig so my casual, on-sales, crap-ass PC probably doesn’t cut it.”

      • bloodiOS

        I’ll start looking into emulation once my PS2 dies x)

        • PrinceHeir

          well i actually like playing on actual hardware running on homebrew.

          for some reason it too feels natural :)

          though i want to play on PC just because the loading times are faster and the resolution is much cleaner.

  • bloodiOS

    I wonder if KyoAni is going to adapt more of Key’s visual novels into anime…

    • Anime10121

      Unfortunately, its unlikely, as KyoAni makes more money doing their own thing :(

      I mean, how I wish that they were the ones that animated Little Busters instead of J.C.Staff (and I like J.C). I’m positive that Kyoto Ani would have done a MUCH better job :(

  • Guest

    Hrm… Seems that article that was floating around earlier regarding Lords of Shadow 2 making someone feel uncomfortable, and comparing it to Rapelay, isn’t even up any more, lol. I was trying to link it to a friend a few minutes ago and came up with a 404 error.

    Interesting. Nothing of value was lost~

    http://www.usgamer.net/articles/yes-castlevania-lords-of-shadow-2-did-make-me-feel-uncomfortable

  • XXX

    The PS4 and XBone version of TR looks pretty nice. Lara looks much better now, and the lighting has improved 2.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NUX2rG_u8w

    • bloodiOS

      Enough to warrant $60? ;)

      • XXX

        That depends on how much you like Lara :P

        • bloodiOS

          So… ranging from normal to insane then? xD

          • XXX

            I played the PS3 version, for me it does look like a huge improvement. Been a fan of the series since the first game on the PSone [which is still my fav]. Although, I felt that the reboot is more common with Uncharted than the old TR games. Still a great game.

            I’ll wait till it drops to $40 and then buy it. They should release it at the $40 mark. I’m sure the price would appeal to more people.

            • bloodiOS

              This is Square Enix we’re talking about ;)

              • Budgiecat

                Will she kick a bomb thinking its a tomb relic?

    • Anime10121

      I cant believe I’m saying this, but I’ve actually began to contemplate buying this game again (though I’ll wait for a massive price drop first)!

  • bloodiOS

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

    Latest Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin video was just uploaded a few minutes ago. It mainly features optional stuff, like drinking with girls and having a live performance (old school karaoke).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ_E1NsBM64

    • PrinceHeir

      hmm Anna Konno :)

      one of my favorite Gravure’s ever!!!

      my favorite pic of her!!

      http://static.redflava.com/images/2013/Apr/6/AK060413/Anna_Konno_060413_010.jpg

      she’s a goddess!

      damn it Sega you lucky bastards!

      • Budgiecat

        Why wont they put Maria Ozawa in?

        • bloodiOS

          Too gaijin? ¯_(ツ)_/¯

          • Budgiecat

            But Tina “Rio” Yuzuki was in Yakuza 4…..and she’s half Japanese as well….

            and quite the squirter…

            • bloodiOS

              Maybe she looks more Japanese than Ozawa? Or it could be because Ozawa asked for such a high price? Who knows… ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    • XXX

      So, whats the probability of this game getting localized?

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

        Nein.

      • Budgiecat

        that shooter minigame with all those Japanese characters is going to make it that much more unlikely to get localized any time soon I bet…(among other reasons…)

  • Nightcore34

    Just thinking, whatever happened to that Compile hearts Christmas website I thought they were teasing a game on the 24th.

  • Six

    http://www.examiner.com/article/castlevania-lords-of-shadow-2-dev-forming-a-long-term-partnership-with-konami

    Mercury Steam and Konami saddling up for the long haul. While Contra is pretty much a sure thing, I hope Konami lets them take a crack at Silent Hill.

    • Budgiecat

      great….

    • Solomon_Kano

      Expected, but nice to have confirmed. Cox has been saying “we” when talking about where he was headed after CV for a while now, so I figured he was keeping Mercury Steam close.

      • Six

        Couldn’t hurt for Konami to expand their current portfolio beyond Metal Gear Solid and PES.

        Too bad people will be furious no matter what Mercury Steam does next.

        Which is totally going to be Contra, and I can’t freaking wait.

        • bloodiOS

          Wait, what are people furious about?

          • Six

            There is a very vocal group of people who absolutely despise the Lords of Shadow series and what Mercury Steam have done to Castlevania.

            It’s like how so many people despise Ninja Theory after DmC, only on a smaller scale.

            • bloodiOS

              Heh, well, can’t please everyone.

        • Solomon_Kano

          Yea, they definitely need to expand. It’s like Neverdead scarred them for life.

          Cue shock and awe if it isn’t Contra. I need some Contra.

          • Six

            It’s going to be really interesting to see what a 3D Contra will be like.

            Because I’ve always pictured either Gears of War or Vanquish.

            Unless they make like a third-person Serious Sam/Painkiller kind of deal, which would be fucking BADASS.

            • Solomon_Kano

              I’ve been thinking Vanquish but holy fuck, how did I never think Serious Sam!? That would be sick. If LOS says Mercury Steam can do anything from Contra justice, it’s the giant ass monsters.

              Damn, I’m gonna shed tears if it isn’t Contra.

              • Six

                Contra has been hinted at so many times that it’s pretty much a sure thing. I honestly couldn’t think of anything else except for Silent Hill, which would be pretty cool. They definitely have the artists for it.

                Mercury Steam has got to know that they can’t just make a Gears of War clone and slap “Contra” on it. It would be suicide.

                I think the games they really need to be looking at for inspiration are Vanquish, Serious Sam, Bulletstorm, and yes, Gears of War.

                But whereas Gears of War is very slow, Contra has got to be fast. If a 3D Contra has cover, it’s got to be something that you aren’t inclined to stay behind very long.

                Get to cover, pop off some shots, and then get moving again.

                • Solomon_Kano

                  I wonder if Mercury Steam would want to do horror again after Jericho. Certainly, they could do a much better job of it now.

                  I can’t really see much Gears would have to offer in the way of inspiration for Contra, but it’s a must that they look to Bulletstorm. For my money, it and Vanquish are the best that their respective genres have had to offer in the past gen and easily the most applicable to a modern Contra.

                  The scenario for cover’s role you described is basically Vanquish. You could take cover there, it just wasn’t worth much.

                  • Six

                    Here’s a thought.

                    What if their game IS first person? I mean, it would be much easier to make a 3D Contra as an FPS than it would a TPS.

                    Shadow Warrior, Hard Reset, Painkiller, Bulletstorm and Serious Sam are all good examples of how it would work.

                    Plus, those bosses in first person would be epic.

                    • Solomon_Kano

                      I’m sure Mercury Steam could probably make a very good FPS, maybe even one I’d enjoy, but Contra it would not be. I think there are things a modern Contra could look to that genre for, but stepping into that genre wouldn’t do it any favors.

                    • Six

                      It’ll definitely be interesting to see how they do it. I love shooters, so I’m 100% on board as long as its good.

                      One thing is certain though. Their debut trailer better hit it out of the park.

                    • Solomon_Kano

                      I’d play it, since I’m a fan of their work and I’ve got no problem with FPSs, I just wouldn’t be able to see it as Contra.

                      Definitely. That trailer’s gotta sell it.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Contra’s known also for coach co-op so split screen or online only would be dumb

          • Budgiecat

            Will you settle for G.I. Joe the movie game?

  • LordKaiser

    Typing from my PS3 since my PC is uninstalled because I’m out of thermal paste. I tried to buy 20g of MX-4 on Amazon but even if it costs near $20 the shipping costs $30 -_-

    • Gigus

      I know how you feel. Amazon always dupes people with shipping sometimes XD. Try complaining. I got a freebie off of their shipping once.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Is it just me or is the news slightly slow for this time of year? Maybe I am just expecting too much, we will never get what we had last year with the Pokemon Direct, that revealed the new generation of Pokemon, and new Pokemon with it. I also think it revealed the whole worldwide release thing. I don’t know what else happened last year but I know that there was at least a little bit, so why is the news slouching this year?! >:/

    • Anime10121

      It always takes a few weeks for news to pick up at the beginning of the year. Hopefully by GDC next month, things’ll start picking back up.

  • Six
    • 罪罰

      TIME TO FUND
      FEMA NAZIS STAY BACK

  • Willgaea

    Does anyone know when the 14/14 deal starts on PSN? I know it’s today, but I haven’t gotten the update yet.

    Update: 10:50 am (Pacific) Just found out they are releasing the patch at 2pm (pacific) 5pm eastern..

    • Six

      Damn, that’s still a little while.

      I guess it’s good that I still haven’t made up my mind between Soul Sacrifice and Killzone Mercenary.

      • Willgaea

        I’m getting xillia and rain.

    • Anime10121

      PSN doesnt usualy update until later on in the evening, so I’d say about 4-6 hours…

      • Six

        It’s already up. I just bought Killzone on sale.

        • Anime10121

          Oh for real? Now, if I can just get off GTAV long enough to actually browse :P

  • Six

    Muramasa Rebirth DLC is up!

    • z_merquise

      The English version for the cat-girl DLC? Thanks for the heads-up, I’ll get it as soon as I get back home!

      • Six

        It’s up on the SEN, but not on the Vita store just yet.

  • GhostNomad

    Words cannot properly express my love for this anime right now >.>

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

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Awesome show. =)

  • bloodiOS

    People, please pledge for Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians!
    Sal, please have an article up to let everyone know about it!
    Yasumi Matsuno is the designer. I repeat, YASUMI MATSUNO IS THE DESIGNER!

    http://kck.st/1hnkKKb

    Only 30 days left to reach that $1.8M stretch goal for the Vita…

    @Xaltmas
    Thanks for the info.

    • Six

      It’s doing pretty good so far. Hopefully word continues to get out. I need that Vita version.

    • Anime10121

      No home console port :(

      • bloodiOS

        Vita TV will fill the void!

        • Anime10121

          First its gotta release in the west :(

          They need to hurry up and announce that too, as my clicking finger is getting dangerously close to clicking buy on Amazon… even though I know Vita TV’s coming and would prefer that :(

    • 罪罰

      I’m fine with just having the composer.

  • Six

    To those who buy the Muramasa DLC, make sure you update the game first before you install the DLC.

  • Ace

    Dooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom~

  • Six
  • new_tradition

    Did anyone buy anything off that PSN/Plus sale? I pulled the trigger on Puppeteer and Rain, but it’s gonna take at least 3 hours to download, lol >_>

    EDIT: Oh, the European PSN store has a similar sale. I have a few pounds left, might as we get something now that I’m in the buying mood ^^

    • Six

      I snagged Killzone Mercenary. Game is absolutely gorgeous, easily the best looking game on Vita when it comes to pushing graphical capabilities.

      Plays great too, even though I hate this trend in modern shooters where they feel they need to saddle you with an AI partner because of reasons.

      GTFO of my way and let me shoot stuff, yo.

      I’m thinking about grabbing Soul Sacrifice too, but I dunno yet.

      • new_tradition

        I’m on the fence about SS too. I don’t even have a Vita yet, but the 18 dollar price mark is super attractive so I kind of wanna just buy it now anyways.

        My main concern is actually about SS Delta. I would hate to buy this game and by the time I do get a Vita, SS Delta is already out or something.

        I guess I just need to pick up a Vita in the near future *ponders*

    • Budgiecat

      nope

      • new_tradition

        You think its worth getting that season pass of the Wolf Among Us? I haven’t tried the demo yet, but I keep hearing good things. But at the same time I don’t like waiting around for content :/

        • Budgiecat

          I dunno I havent played that yet

          • new_tradition

            Oh, sorry, I thought you did.

            Why did I think you did..? *ponders*

        • McPoo

          Yeah definitely worth getting. First episode is fantastic. It’s a different sort of pacing to TWD, it’s more action oriented, and some of the scenes are great, particularly the episodes closing fight.

          I bought ep 1 on PS3, didn’t bother with the season pass as I thought I’ll spread the cost and get each one individually. Then the season pass was down to less than half price on 360 so I got it on that instead :) Just need to replay episode 1 ready for episode 2 in Feb now.

          • new_tradition

            I just tried the demo/Ep.1. It is pretty interesting. I love the art direction, and it’s not as gruesome as I thought it would be (I’m a wuss, I’ll pass on critically acclaimed games if they’re too scary >.>)

            I’m just wondering if I made the right choices. I dunno if it’s going to be a situation where the game ends prematurely, or if despite any choice you make, it carries through all the way to the end…

            So the next part is in Feb? Hmmm…

    • Anime10121

      Heh, I bought something on sale, but it wasnt a part of the 14sale thingy, I got P4 Arena for $14.99 :P

      • new_tradition

        Argh, I’m still cheesed I bought it for 20 only a lil’ while before it went down to 15 xD

        • Anime10121

          Thats the way of the sale my friend :P (though you probably got a physical version right?)

          I was also thinking about Puppeteer, it looks good, but it also doesnt look like something I’d actually enjoy playing (much like Little Big Planet)…

          • new_tradition

            No, it was digital, heh. It’s not a bad price over-all, but as you say, it’s the way of sales…Even if they annoy me sometimes xD

            I just started up Puppeteer, but I like the atmosphere at least. I haven’t really played LBP, so I’m not sure how to really compare them…

            • Anime10121

              Well Puppeteer and LBP are different genre’s entirely, I’m only comparing them in the aspect that they looked interesting, only to become somehting rather lackluster once I actually play them…

    • PrinceHeir

      Lone Survivor DC and Spelunky on PS VIta :)

      Indie games on Vita rocks!!

    • Nightcore34

      Got Ni no Kuni for £6.59 but it’s taking ages to download been at it for nearly 1 and a half hours and only downloading the 6 mb one first cause it’s two parts. Since I’m at college during the week I can’t see it finishing before sunday.

    • Gigus

      I’m planning on getting puppeteer since I haven’t spent the 5 bucks Sony gave me from the loyalty program a year ago XD. I’m undecided if I should get rain or p4 arena ultimate edition.

    • TheExile285

      I didn’t because I just bought Black Rock Shooter the other day and the Muramasa DLC yesterday. Thankfully I own pretty much everything I’d want from that list already.

    • Elvick

      I was tempted to get MGS Peace Walker (PSP) but meh.

  • bloodiOS

    Since Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time is only $9.99 on the PlayStation Store right now… I wonder if I should get it. I was originally felt discourage to get the game because of the omission of in-game voices but err, it’s only $10, maybe I should…

    EDIT: Well, I went ahead and bought it, so that’s that.

  • kirby755

    This is my reaction to IA’s rhythm game. Still alittle surprised . Also a tiny bit disappointed.

    http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view2/3601759/terry-crews-raving-o.gif

  • 罪罰
  • http://twitter.com/M_Demolish Demolish

    Edit: who play AC Black flag on ps4 ?

    here is my PSN: itsDemolish

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Could you relook at what you wrote? That is hard to read…

      • http://twitter.com/M_Demolish Demolish

        sorry…i was write on my iPhone,so now i edit the comment.

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

          Heh you still seem to have bad english, are you not from an english speaking country perhaps?

          • http://twitter.com/M_Demolish Demolish

            hahah I’m from French,i still learn english in UK :P

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

              I see. That would make sense.

    • Elvick

      Me~

  • Luna Kazemaru
    • Budgiecat

      sup bros

  • Budgiecat

    What if our universe, before the big bang, was nothing more than a super-massive black hole, floating in a nearly empty void, until another very massive black hole, traveling at a high relative velocity, collided with it.

    The energy from this collision disintegrated both of them, and flung matter and energy out in all directions.

    This matter is what we interpret as “the universe”. All of this matter is now in the process of recombining. When enough matter comes together in one place, it collapses into a sun, which then ignites. If enough matter falls into a sun, it collapses into a neutron star.

    If enough matter falls into a neutron star, it collapses into a black hole. If two black holes collide with relatively low velocity, they combine to form a more massive black hole, just like two water droplets combining into one.

    Eventually, in time, all of the matter that makes up our “universe” could condense back into a single, very massive black hole, or, if there are other super-massive black holes near enough, our universe might be drawn out and absorbed by these other super-massive black holes.

    • McPoo

      You don’t half chat a lot of shit, mate.

    • Anime10121

      I’ve always been interested in shit like this too bro! Sad thing is, we’ll never find the truth in our lifetime :(

  • Six

    I’m looking for some good DS/3DS games that aren’t JRPGs. Any suggestions?

    • Budgiecat

      Well here’s what I got minus the rpgs. Not saying their perfect recommendations but:

      NDS
      Jump! Ultimate Stars
      Eyeshield 21 Max Devil Power
      Retro Gaming Challenge
      Dragonball Kai Ultimate Butouden
      999
      Hotel Dusk
      Last Window
      Kaiju Busters Powered

      3DS
      Kid Icarus
      Dead or Alive Dimensions
      Super Street Fighter IV 3D
      Samurai Warriors Chronicles
      Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D
      Spirit Camera (I dont really recommend this….)
      Crimson Shroud (An RPG but not a JRPG; a D&D style tabletop RPG)
      Attack of the Friday Monsters
      Liberation Maiden
      Galaxy Force II 3D
      Shinobi 3D

      And even though its a JRPG (but not really), you should probably check out Infinite Space…

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        999. Woo!

    • McPoo

      Animal Crossing
      All the Professor Layton games

    • Anime10121

      Only ones I can think of besides what Budgiecat mentioned are the Megaman games (Zero or Zero collection and the two ZX games). I’m sure you dont need me to tell you about Zelda since you’re a fan of the series :P

    • $18114340

      Kid Icarus, Zelda, Mario, Luigi’s Mansion… Nintendo games?

      Besides that, I heard that Shinobi was pretty good, Resident Evil is a thing if you don’t yet hate Capcom with every fibre of your being, and I’ve heard good things about Zero Escape (although that’s both a sequel to 999 on the DS and a VN).

      For regular DS games, Bangai-O, Contra 4, Metroid, Nanostray 2, whole bunch of Castlevania games, the works.

      And Kirby just came out in Japan.

    • Gigus

      Cave story

  • Budgiecat

    Did you know that Nintendo’s first electronic toy was a phone?

    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/199y5hz6vhc9ipng/ku-medium.png

  • McPoo

    I went into town today to find a copy of Injustice GotY edition, as I sold my regular copy a while back but now a mate has it, so I’m in the mood to get back on it and play online with him.

    However, no shops in town had any copies. So I was perusing the shelves and happened across Young Justice Legacy. I know it’s meant to be crap, but I love the cartoon and couldn’t help myself. And it was on sale. So I’ll be coming home with that tonight, instead of the greatest fighting game since Tekken 3. Here’s hoping it’s at least bearable. I’m sure on co-op with my girlfriend there’ll be some fun to be had with it.

    Edit: Played through the first full mission (split into 3 stages) last night with my girlfriend. It has a certain… ‘charm’, I suppose. It’s ugly as sin, it genuinely does look like a PS2 game at times. The combat controls are clunky, with only a few combos and just 4 powers per character.

    It was fairly enjoyable. I really do love the cartoon, so hearing all the original music and voice acting enhanced the experience for me. I think if we keep swapping out our characters, it should keep it interesting enough to finish.

  • Elvick

    Finished Digimon Tamers. Very good. Now for some Frontier.

    Only thing I didn’t really like is how under-utilized a lot of the Tamers in the show were. Felt like they just shoved a digivice into everyone’s hands for the shit of it, rather than thinking about how to use them as a tamer. :

    And it’s just awkward to see naked kids. Especially in the episode where they’re broadcast on television… naked… and screaming… Just… ugg.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      One word; Calumon.

      • Elvick

        He’s so adorable it hurts.

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

          He is dah best! <3 lol

    • Nice Boat

      The scene in which the parents find their kids have fused is hilarious since it appears they are shocked to see them naked.

      • Elvick

        It really is.

  • Anime10121

    Ah To Live or Die in Los Santos…

    First GTA I’ve beaten since Vice City. Rockstar North did a job well done here…