Open Forum #079
posted on 01.17.14 at 09:55 PM EST by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Open Forum #079

Our seventy-ninth 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

    This week’s image is Hamatora because it’s awesome. I suggest watching it.

    http://www.crunchyroll.com/hamatora/
    http://www.animeultima.tv/watch/Hamatora-The-Animation-english-subbed-dubbed-online/

    • Revorse

      That’s exactly the question I was gonna ask. Now what is it about?

    • bloodiOS

      As first I thought: “Where have I seen that guy’s face before?” and then I remember this:

      http://gematsu.com/2013/12/hamatora-look-smoking-world-announced-3ds

      In any case, I’ll check it out now and see what’s it all about.

    • CirnoTheStrongest

      Hamatora has been pretty great so far

  • bloodiOS

    I’ve been out of touch with Japanese’s and Korean’s (or the) music industry (as a whole) for years and just happened to stumble upon a music video of this Korean boy band a moment ago:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH6ZwnqZ7Wo&hd=1

    Quite extravagant from the look of it, are all music videos nowadays like this or is just a Korean thing? By the way, is there any Japanese boy band as big as this Korean one?

    • Zuhri69

      No idea, mate. Been trying to avoid them like plagues, or cancers or plague cancers. But am currently in too deep within Doctor Who and Brooklyn Nine Nine (Quite a fun show).

      But I think Koreans are the more extravagant bunch. Never liked them (yes, it’s personal).

      • jujubee88

        So you’re racist against Koreans or K-pop? Is it because you were in a war or have a bad memory or something?

        • Zuhri69

          Bad memories. I live in a town where we have a Korean community here and for some reason or the other, they always have something for me or my friends to be pissed about. Sometimes, things tend to get ugly and well… you know how it is.

          Also, yeah, not really a fan of k-pop. Never really understand the appeal.

    • Budgiecat

      boy bands

      lol

      • bloodiOS

        Did I say it wrong?

        • Budgiecat

          eh? no

          Just that I hadnt even thought of the subject of boy bands since like 1998. Pretty tired concept….

          • bloodiOS

            I see. I personally never knew about the existence of boy bands until I read the manga Dragon Voice, which for some reason back then, I thought was rather cool. Somewhere along the way though, I kinda lost the interest…

      • Zuhri69

        Now that we’re on the subject of boy bands, how excited are you guys about the cast of Final Fantasy XV?

        • Six

          Some of them have facial hair.

          FACIAL HAIR.

          Day. Fucking. One.

          • Zuhri69

            I.KNOW.RIGHT.

    • jujubee88

      I’ve known of J-rock bands that are pretty popular in the US and JP back in the day, but nothing quite as global as K-pop is these days.

      I think I read somewhere a huge junk of S.Koreas GDP comes from k-pop music industry. The same can’t be said about Japan (though, was that ever the case?)

  • Gariya

    Pippiki Pippiko Narase
    Wicchi Akutibiti

    Witch Craft Works has the best ED song this season.

    • CirnoTheStrongest

      I like Engaged to the Unidentified’s more, but that would be my choice for the second best or maybe third; Sakura Trick’s ED is pretty darn adorable

  • TheExile285

    Just beat first the Nekomata Muramasa DLC. It was tons of fun and I enjoyed the story. The pacing is a lot better than the story in the main game. Only gripe is that the 2nd boss is complete BS. It took me 6 and half hours to beat on Chaos but 2 and half of those hours was spent grinding and trying to beat the 2nd boss.

    All and all, well worth the 5 I paid. Now it’s time to relight all the main game bosses, complete the Evil Caves and get the Alternate ending. Might do a Fury run too; not sure yet. I look forward to the next DLC. ^_^

    • Six

      I just finished it recently as well. Easily worth every penny.

      Hopefully Aksys brings the next one over sooner rather than later, and I’m really looking forward to the trailers for the 3rd and 4th characters.

    • Elvick

      I need to finish the core game, but I’m terrible at it. );

      Bought the DLC to support it though and ’cause I want to play it.

      Any tips for the core game?

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

    A few of my Drakengard 3 vids

    http://www.youtube.com/miyabigaming

    • Six

      I hope you’ve been enjoying it/did enjoy it. Still my most anticipated game of 2014.

      I really hope SE announces a US date soon. I’ve been successfully avoiding spoilers so far, but I’m always afraid some douchenozzle will ruin it for me.

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

        I have! I’ve literally played it non stop since I bought it. Taking my time though

    • Zuhri69

      Not touching that, Asura. I mean I love Drakengard and Nier but I don’t know whether my heart can handle all that feels.

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

        Game is pretty engaging

        • Zuhri69

          God, Asura. I can’t take this. I want it so bad, but I know it’s gonna hurt me in the end. WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS!!!!!

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

        I’m not really fond of Drag-On Dragoon 3, but that Kaine DLC is pretty badass. Just saying.

        • HighBrowDrifter

          I wish it wouldn’t be so linear and have more explorative aspects like in Drakengard/Drag-On Dragoon 2…..

          + I wish they could make a Kaine spin off. That would be the tats!

    • bloodiOS

      Thanks. Here’s hoping YouTube won’t be shitty and shut down your channel for uploading gameplay videos. Man, I want to have the release date for the localized version so bad…

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

        Hopefully not and you’re welcome ^^

  • Gariya

    What movie are you guys looking forward to?
    http://images.ezgif.com/tmp/2082ff52ed.gif

    • Six

      I am hyped as fuck for the Raid 2. The new trailer is godly.

    • TheExile285

      Captain America: The Winter Soilder & The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    • Budgiecat

      Godzilla

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

      No movies on my radar at the moment, but that’s not surprising. I haven’t actually been excited for a movie in what seems like forever. I am, however, looking forward to season 3 of Lilyhammer this year since I just finished season 2 recently on Netflix.

      I guess I’m looking forward to the next season of The Walking Dead this year also along with Homeland (I feel obligated to watch this one despite hating the finale of the previous season).

    • Gigus

      Very good choice. Raid 2 is pretty much the only movie I’m actually looking forward too this year.

  • CirnoTheStrongest

    My AotS (Anime of the season) right now is probably http://www.crunchyroll.com/engaged-to-the-unidentified or http://www.crunchyroll.com/sakura-trick
    What about everyone else?

    • Six

      Kill la Kill, just because it is the only anime I’ve been dedicated to since FMA Brotherhood. Also, I absolutely adore it.

      Or does that not count, because it started in the fall? I dunno how this stuff works. :P

      • CirnoTheStrongest

        That counts I’d say. That show’s been a lot of fun once it got to around episode six or seven! until then it was sorta up and down for me.

        • Six

          I am hoping for some good stuff with the next episode, because after that the second arc begins.

          It’s not the “savior of anime” that many hyped it up to be, but it’s easily one of my favorites. I have never had so much fun with an anime before.

          Though, to be fair, I’m not much of an anime watcher.

          • Gariya

            The “savior of anime” thing has always been a joke that started from a certain crazy-ass anime image board. No one actually believed it.

            Still a good anime overall. Though nowhere near as good as Gurren Lagann.

            • Six

              Love Gurren Lagann. One of the few anime I’ve been able to watch from beginning to end.

              With Kill la Kill and Little Witch Academia, I’m very optimistic about Trigger’s future.

              • Gariya

                Inferno Cop is Trigger’s magnum opus.

                • Six

                  Between Inferno Cop and Kill la Kill, I’m convinced they operate out of Gainax’s basement.

                  LWA was the result of them finding some spare change between the couch cushions.

    • Zuhri69

      Don’t know, man. Been disappointed with the anime offerings for quite a while now. Started crazing about tokusatsu show and Doctor Who because of it. Currently waiting for Space Dandy coz that thing looks cool as shit.

      Anything you want to recommend to me? (Not a fan of K-ON!! and all that jazz, so is there still something for me to watch? Also, kinda hated that anime’s have more chicks than dudes now which intimidated me sexually since I can’t understand them as I do dudes. Not trying to insult or comment or degrade you in any way, believe.)

      • CirnoTheStrongest

        You might like Hamatora then. I want to also recommend Tokyo Ravens. The balance is a bit tipped towards having girls, but overall it’s a pretty balanced cast, and there’s a pretty solid story so far. It did start last season though, so you’d have to play some serious catchup. Silver Spoon is a great one too, just a relaxed show about a guy trying to find his place at an agricultural high school. I’m probably not doing it very good justice, but I really think you might enjoy it. The only problem being is that the second season is airing right now, so you have some work in seeing the other season first.

        • Zuhri69

          K. Will check it out. Thanks man.

          • CirnoTheStrongest

            No prob. I lean towards the anime you don’t really like, but I don’t’ stick with that type exclusively. Hopefully you can find some enjoyment in those.

            • Six
              • Gariya

                YuruYuri is a masterpiece. They need to make a 3rd season already.

                • Six

                  … I’d probably watch it.

                  However, when it comes to slice-of-life anime, my top three will probably always be Nichijou, Azumanga Daioh and Haruhi.

                  • Budgiecat

                    I take it you still haven’t gotten around to watching Welcome to the N.H.K.

                    why is this?

                    • Six

                      I haven’t gotten around to it. :P Like I’ve said, I don’t watch a lot of anime.

                      I’ve got to be in the mood for it.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Maybe if you dim the lights, turn on some relaxing music, prepare a hot bubble bath and light some incense…

  • bloodiOS

    I really enjoy leveling up weapons in Drakengard. By attaching a little side story to each weapon and having more details unlocked as you level up, they certainly (in my opinion anyway) managed to make the players (or in this case, me) look forward to such a tedious and time-consuming thing. I wonder if there will eventually be a game that combines both element of Dark Souls (lore told through items) and Drakengard (leveling up weapon to unlock more details.)

  • Budgiecat
    • bloodiOS

      *Sigh* Will there ever be another Siren

      • CirnoTheStrongest

        We can only hope…

        • Six

          Maybe after Gravity Rush 2?

          Next-gen survival horror is non-existent outside of The Evil Within and Alien Isolation, so it would be a good niche for Sony to go after.

          • Budgiecat

            Well there’s Alien: Isolation, Outlast, some other game I forget the name of and there was supposed to be a 7th gen Sony PS Move game but who knows what happened to that…

            • Six

              I think I know the one you are talking about. Had a cast of teenagers/young adults or something?

              I think the cover art had a flashlight on it.

              • Budgiecat

                yeah

            • bloodiOS

              They better had shifted that to the PS4.

              • Budgiecat

                And it better not be anything like Rise of Nightmares :P

                • bloodiOS

                  How was that game?

                  • Budgiecat

                    I dunno I dont have a Kinect but just from watching the lets plays it didn’t look that good. People complained about the usual Kinect issues…

      • Elvick

        Didn’t the director say he wanted to experiment with some smaller ideas? I think it’d be great if he could be allowed to try smaller PSN titles.

    • kirby755

      Pretty much became a Devil May Cry at the End. XD

      • Budgiecat

        Yeah what a weird ending

  • bloodiOS

    *Sigh* I wonder if Utawarerumono 2 will come out this year or next year? Will it continue to remain a PS3 exclusive or will there eventually going to be a PC version, too? I wonder if there’s a chance that the project will shift to the PS4?

  • bloodiOS

    This is quite a fine manga:

    http://www.batoto.net/comic/_/comics/real-r2498

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

    Well, I’m not even sure how many of you actually remember me talking about this light novel I’m working on (I’m simply going with this term, despite the lack of illustrations for it at the moment, because it’s just easier to relate to), but I just wanted you guys to know I’ll be proofreading chapter 10 either late tonight or sometime tomorrow.

    I haven’t checked the total word count yet (saving that for after I finish proofreading), but I might actually have enough content to release volume 1 shortly (by the end of the month). Even if 10 chapters is enough for a full volume though, I’ll push for 11 since the 10th chapter doesn’t exactly end quite how I’d like (basically keeping the reader wanting more by the time they finish it).

    Regardless, despite a slight setback due to being unmotivated and depression, progress has been made. I opened a Facebook page for my writing earlier if anyone is interested. If Facebook isn’t your thing, you can keep up with updates through my new Twitter account associated with my work as well.

    https://www.facebook.com/diamondmoonpublishing

  • Bryce Blalex Douglas

    So I just finished The Last of Us and let me say amazing!!!
    Now spoiler ahead.

    I absolutely do not agree with what Joel did at the end. To sacrifice all of humanity because you can’t let one girl go is beyond idiotic. Who knows when another person whos immune to the virus will show up. And moreover its going to be very hard to find out seeing as no one is going to be actively trying to get bit.

    I give ND their props for making a game with an ending that can spark an argument for and against it.

    • Six

      Despite my feelings toward’s Naughty Dog’s fanbase and the smartass remarks I feel compelled to make every time this game is brought up, I really need to get around to playing it. 200 GotY awards is pretty impressive.

      Question. Are those insta-kill zombies/infected things as obnoxious as they sound?

      • Elvick

        Not really. I mean, you can craft shivs to use as a “save” from the clickers. I can’t remember if that required an upgrade to do, but I know there was one that made them stronger. So maybe it was that way.

        The game gives you slack if you let it. And the only other type, is huge and slow and overall very minimal and far apart.

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        the clickers are stupid and annoying, instant kill enemies are lame

    • bloodiOS

      This is just me but after going through the game and encountering the humans in that world, I can’t be bothered to give a rust about the sake of that humanity. It’s a doomed race with doomed outlook, so whatever, they can live out their lives in happiness, then die and let nature takes over completely.

      • Budgiecat

        Much unlike Disaster Report series, Walking Dead or Disaster Day of Crisis where people still had some decent humanity left in them despite the odds…

        Unfortunately, Resident Evil series chooses to ignore pretty much any npc interaction unless you want to use the Outbreak series as an example…

        I got too annoyed with the platforming in I Am Alive to draw a final critique on that one but from what I recall, there were a lot of survivalist scumbags in it too but not as one dimensional. Mainly territorial…

        • GhostNomad

          Good people tend to die early and considering that TLoU takes place 20 years after the outbreak, I suppose whatever good people actually managed to survive probably aren’t exactly ‘good’ anymore :P

          Still, it would’ve been refreshing to see some more good people in TLoU, Henry and his younger brother Sam aside. That didn’t end very well >.>

          • Elvick

            Well, I’d say the “good” people are the victims of all the evil ones. You’d hear the thugs talking about their attacks on other people in some areas. Like the city after your truck is attacked. Heck, the whole sequence is an example of them taking advantage of people who have a helping nature.

            Pretend to be hurt so they stop and help, then they overrun and kill you. Horrible.

            • GhostNomad

              One way or another, the good people die early whether it’s from the bad people or from trying to protect other good people from infected, whatever the case.

              • Budgiecat

                It just seems weird to me though because ‘good’ can be subjective. Especially since these ‘bad’ people still have a sense of order and trust within their ranks. If you’re an evil scumbag, you trust no one. But in reality, humans need each other to survive so just killing people without question seems kinda dumb to me; you never know what kind of knowledgable resources a person could have that could help whatever unit you are part of.
                Its not like you can reason with or learn from clickers.

                Humans will naturally survive in packs and often will adopt others into their pact not just kill them outright ask questions later. Especially if they greater in number anyway..

                I think ND just wanted to paint humanity in a depressing negative light in order to pad the game with more varied but one dimensional enemy fodder…

                • GhostNomad

                  Naturally, the definitions of good/bad are subjective. The lines are also a little blurry because let’s say you have to keep your family safe from a group of people who are attacking you. You’re not going to kill them for fun or because they have something you want, but because they’re threatening someone/something that you want to protect with your life.

                  However, the ‘bad’ people attacking you might be attacking because you have something that they need in order to keep THEIR families alive. They’re not doing it for fun either, but out of necessity.

                  The option exists where those ‘bad’ people take you in and you all can work together, but then the ‘good’ person might be forced into having to kill someone else now that he’s part of the group.

                  Obviously in the game you tend to encounter people who would kill you just because they like your shirt or something dumb like that, so it makes it easier to just kill as opposed to trying to reach an understanding :P

                  • Budgiecat

                    What I’m trying to say is, this game wasn’t trying to dive that deep as in say Beyond: Two Souls or Walking Dead, Mass Effect, Fallout or Disaster Report.
                    Judging from how Naughty Dog made their Uncharted games, its much easier to make a cinematic linear experience with enemy fodder that act like one dimensional homicidal dicks that you mow down without a care. No negotiating. No decisions. No choices.
                    We all know the discussions on Nathan Drake and how he just kills thousands without batting an eye (or how the hell can these mercenary bosses afford to hire so many lol). But that is game padding.
                    Gears of War just made it easy not to care or think about it because lol “mindless Alien beast thugs”

          • bloodiOS

            I don’t think it’s valid to classify someone either as good or bad in a world where one’s perception of a person’s nature can change at any moment. I rather classify them as the helping type and non-helping type, in which case the helping type tends to be used by the non-helping type and dies an early death.

    • GhostNomad

      Way I see it, after 20 years of seeing the evil that humans are capable of, Joel just didn’t feel like giving up someone very close to him for a chance at finding a potential cure was worth it. You can also argue that if the cure was found, supplies could be limited and people would likely do more bad things to each other in order to get their hands on the cure.

      Basically in order for the cure to be worth a damn, that would mean that whatever humans are left would have to come together and cooperate instead of trying to hurt/kill each other. You have to be one hell of an optimist to have faith in mankind if you were in Joel’s shoes (or pretty much any survivor for the most part).

      • bloodiOS

        Pretty much this.

        -The cure being found doesn’t stop humans from being torn apart by the infected (and there are a lot of them out there.)
        -The cure being found doesn’t change the fact that the world they live in has extremely limited resources.
        -The cure being found doesn’t mean that people who kills to survive will just suddenly stop killing.
        -The cure being found doesn’t mean that it’ll be given freely to others. Think there won’t be anyone looking to profit from it?

        And most important of all, is it actually possible to turn Ellie’s immunity into a cure in the first place? How many already died in vain for the Great Cause?

        • Budgiecat

          Was the entire world even effected or where they successfully able to quarantine off large areas? I forget…

          • bloodiOS

            I don’t recall either. But either way, there probably aren’t that many survivors left, and they don’t all live in one place like in Attack on Titans either, but scattered everywhere, which is bad all around.

          • bloodiOS

            Okay, snatched this from Wiki:

            The Last of Us takes place in the United States, twenty years after a fungal spore-based infection rapidly spread across the globe, wiping out a vast majority of the population by warping its hosts’ brains and turning them into deadly predators capable of killing with a single bite. The remnants of the world’s population has been reduced to either struggling survivors or ravenous infected mutants.

            • Budgiecat

              Yeah but they still had quarantined areas so that would imply some greater power was still around to monitor and handle that. Plus Ellie came from a boarding school so that also implies there’s still some sort of structure going on even within those quarantined areas..

              • bloodiOS

                Few and far between though, wasn’t it?

                • Budgiecat

                  I dunno wasn’t explained that much.

                  Anyways it just seemed that a lot of the NPC’s were downright one dimensional scumbags which I would think is natural in those situations but not all the time.

                  • bloodiOS

                    Well, they certainly were made to help makes Joel’s decision in the end seems much more “natural”, and that’s just on the emotional side of things. When I sat down and thought about it a bit more though, I certainly felt it was only logical for Joel to make that choice.

                    • Budgiecat

                      He never trusted them or anyone to begin with from the start of the game so it wasn’t surprising. Joel was pretty one track minded. Which made me wish the whole game you could play as Ellie actually and that there indeed was a ‘consequence’ system built in like they said there would be…

                    • bloodiOS

                      But alas, it’s a cinematic experience as one would expect from Naughty Dog.

                    • Budgiecat

                      yeah, those are the things they need to work on…

      • Elvick

        I agree with everything you said.

        I think I would have went Joel’s route as well. I’d like to think I’d ask Ellie directly… but, I can’t imagine not choosing the selfish path in such a horrid world.

        It’s easy to do the right thing in concept. A lot harder to do when it’s actually happening. :p

        • GhostNomad

          In an ideal situation, I’d want to know Ellie’s feelings on the matter, I’d want her to be FULLY aware of the consequences of her decision, and I’d want her to be fully aware of my feelings on the matter. If that were the case, then I’d like to think that I would agree with her decision to proceed with the research instead of killing everyone and dragging her out in order to save her.

          But as I said, that’s an ideal situation. The situation in TLoU was far from ideal :P

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

      It’s not my Game of the Forever for nothing. Alas, as @gematsu-2cfa47a65809ea0496bbf9aa363dc5da:disqus said, I’m in favour of Joel’s decision. I instantly made the decision as if it was some RPG and I was right in his shoes. Forget Humanity, save whom you can in arms reach, that’ll be that. What I didn’t like, was that he was honest with her about it. I’d have told it to her straight but that was the Father instincts, so I can understand.

      • bloodiOS

        I don’t think he wanted to make her feel guilty about it. He wanted to bear that burden.

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

          Oh I’m sure, thus Father instincts but honestly, we could talk about TLOU and it’s ending all day and night, it’s just that kind of thought provoking story. The Citizen Kane of gaming indeed.

      • GhostNomad

        That was my issue with it too. On one hand, she agreed to help (not sure if she was fully aware of what her cooperation meant regarding her life), so she could have been upset with Joel for taking away her decision and making their whole trip ‘for nothing’.

        On the other hand, she could have understood Joel’s point of view and done a bit of ‘growing into this cold, hateful world’.

        All I know is she wanted to help find the cure because she was feeling guilt from surviving after she and her best friend had been bitten. With that motivation, I’m pretty sure that hearing the truth from Joel wouldn’t have ended well and I understand why he told Ellie that the Fireflies had stopped looking for a cure. Maybe he decided that she wasn’t ready to know the truth. Maybe he was afraid of telling her because she still felt that there was hope and that difference in views would cause Joel to lose her in one way or another.

        • bloodiOS

          For the young, guilt can kill.

          • GhostNomad

            Oh hell yeah. Been there personally so I know just how bad it can feel to lose someone close to you and then feel guilty that it wasn’t you instead or that you didn’t go with them.

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

          There’s two ways to argue it no doubt. There’s one which casts Joel in a much more selfish light, then another in a shades of grey. Of course, anything which risks his relationship with her was probably out the window in his mind. As an aside, I love that Disqus shows when people are typing up replies, I literally saw a notification for Bloodios post go live as I was typing my own reply.

          • GhostNomad

            Likewise. Only problem that I have is that sometimes it seems to get stuck and it displays that someone is replying for quite a while and then when you refresh the page, it shows that they posted their comment 15-20 minutes ago >.>

            But on the topic about his decision, it was definitely the kind of choice that wasn’t very clear-cut and easy to make.

            • bloodiOS

              I think it’s the only thing he could do. After all, Joel basically let all the shits hit the fan before he left the place with Ellie. So, to tell her all that, while she’s still wrapped up in Marlene’s BS about saving mankind, would just make Ellie explode with guilt, fear, and desperation. Who knows what kind of stupid thing she would’ve attempted then, so it was a safe bet for him to put her mind to rest first. Then, perhaps, he can talk to her about it several years later when she’s finally ready for it.

              • Budgiecat

                I cant remember clearly but Im pretty sure Ellie at one point said she was okay with dying if it meant the cure would be found through her; so yeah she might be pissed if she found out Joel lied to her and all but whatever.
                Like I said, I just think Joel just never trust anyone from the start and just grew an attachment to Ellie seeing his lost daughter through her and how she helped nurse him back to health that one time…

                • bloodiOS

                  Like I said, man, wrapped up in Marlene’s magical, noble BS about saving mankind.

              • GhostNomad

                That’s how I feel as well. My only issue (as I mentioned in the earlier post) is that she might not be willing to let go of her hope that humanity might be saved because of her and her survivor’s guilt might cloud her mind to the obvious issues of distributing a cure, assuming one’s even made.

                • bloodiOS

                  Exactly! Successfully distributing the cure without running into the infected or crazed survivors sounds like a dream. Let’s not forget how it would even be possible for them to manufacture the freaking cure even if they had it. Also, does the cure works for everyone? Will it have some negative effects on the incompatible? More testing needed. The situation is just plain ugly. So, Joel might as well take her to a quaint little hideout and live there without ever telling Ellie about the shit he did.

                  • Budgiecat

                    I imagined an airborne dispense method like crop dusting lol

                    • bloodiOS

                      And a bunch of people incompatible with the cure suddenly gasping for breath (or turn infected.) Panic spreads. Fear intensifies. Doom all around ;P

                    • Budgiecat

                      Already a doomed state hence the quarantine.

                      I imagined the people infected are already turned quickly anyway. Ellie just an exception because she possesses the ingredients for the cure…

                    • bloodiOS

                      She possesses the X-gene ;)

  • GhostNomad

    Did anyone ever go see 47 Ronin? If so, how was it? I was kinda looking forward to it but it seems to have been pulled from the only theater near my location >.>

    • Gigus

      meh….

  • Six

    Just bought Tales of Xillia on PSN.

    Should be an interesting experience.

    • Budgiecat

      You should probably check out Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll one day….

      • kirby755

        I’ve always wanted to try that game out, in your opinion how’s the game?

        • Budgiecat

          Cool. Has a pretty cool theme on the subject of racism going on through it which you wouldnt expect.

          The JPN version also had a crapton of free DLC for it (extra missions and outfits because the developers were so engaged with making the game that they almost ‘made it too long’ having fun making the game and had to put stuff off on the side as DLC) that never got over here which pissed me off. Dumb Koei for not doing that…

          • kirby755

            Cool thanks, I needed something to play while I wait for Tales of Symphonia Chronicles and Toukiden next month. I’ll look into the game there, its always hanging around in the Store’s racks

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

            Yeah, there with a shit ton of DLC. Most of it was EASY MODO stuff, but some of it was fun. They had a tie-in with Famitsu for some of them too. The game was never particularly difficult, it was just kind of time consuming. I invested a good 100+ hours or so in order to get the platinum.

            I really enjoyed it though. It was definitely better than I expected it would be.

    • GhostNomad

      Likewise. I bought it back when it first came out, played for about 14 hours, then gave the disk to a buddy of mine when I got distracted by several other games. Since it’s only $10 for PS+ members now, I bought myself a copy and will get around to playing it eventually.

      Problem is, I just started playing SMT IV on the 3DS and am already liking that game, so that’s probably gonna be another 100+ hours before I bother with anything else >.>

      • Six

        My little brother is HOOKED on SMT IV. I couldn’t get into it. Couldn’t get into Soul Hackers or Overclocked either.

        Hell, outside of Nier and Dark Souls, I haven’t enjoyed a JRPG in a long, long time. I’m pretty much convinced that I don’t like the genre anymore :P

        Hopefully it turns out that I just don’t like turn-based games, because I am looking forward to Tales of whatever that new one is called and Final Fantasy XV.

        • Budgiecat

          Heroes Fantasia for PSP was pretty cool

        • GhostNomad

          I enjoy JRPGs but they’re the types of games that require a lot of time and dedication. As interested as I may be, the lack of time over the last few years has played a large part in the fact that I haven’t really spent as much time playing games as I would’ve liked.

          Out of the military now though so I plan to catch up on my backlog! And naturally the first thing I play is a game that I bought over Christmas and not a game from my backlog that’s been waiting patiently for several years :D

          • Six

            You served in the military? Which branch? I spent a few years in the Air Force myself.

            • GhostNomad

              Army. Considering my options right now but I might end up going down the PJ route. That’s definitely gonna cut down on my game time though :P

              • Six

                Fun stuff. I worked with the NSA for a few years before they booted me for medical reasons.

                I’ve been unemployed and slowly losing my mind ever since. :D

                • GhostNomad

                  Not cool. I was almost booted once for supposedly having high blood pressure but that situation was cleared up soon enough. Would’ve sucked if a workout and faulty equipment sent me packing.

                  And I suppose it’s better than being employed and losing your mind? :D

                  On a serious note though, there’s bound to be some job out there that you’re qualified for and would enjoy doing, so it’s just a matter of finding it :P

                  • Six

                    Yeah, I’m pretty confident that things will turn around soon. I’ve got some connections, and I’m counting on finding full-time employment by March.

                    Which means no more sleeping in all week :P

                    • GhostNomad

                      Coming from someone who had RPGs and small arms fire tear through their ‘bedroom’ a little over a year ago, I fucking LOVE sleeping in until the afternoon hours! Not that I get a whole lot of that since people tend to get noisy and I’m generally a light sleeper >.>

                    • Charlottes Guardian

                      Idk, this may sound really corny and all but thank you Ghost, and Six, for your service. We appreciate you wholeheartedly. :3

          • Budgiecat

            Yeah I popped in Gundam True Odyssey (MS Saga)
            and I wasn’t even that far into the game (maybe like 3 hours in) and the game makes you hit this grind wall where all of a sudden the enemies are 5 in number and you then realize you need to go back to the world map tank grunts and grind your levels up just so you can go back to them in order to survive and win.

            That kind of gameplay setup annoys me.

            http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/4/7/6/927476_66356_front.jpg

            http://ps2media.ign.com/ps2/image/article/691/691302/ms-saga-a-new-dawn-20060224043641224-000.jpg

    • Wolf Star

      I love it ^^ I can’t wait for the .. Well I’m not going to say it.. :3 just play it ^^

      • DarkLegacy

        And have fun. Something that I will do when I put my money on my PSN

        • Wolf Star

          :D awesome ^^ you gotta play Xillia :3 9/10 from me :3 I love it!! :D

          • DarkLegacy

            Yep. Gotta wait to get my money on my credit card then I can put it on PSN to buy Xillia

    • DarkLegacy

      I will buy that when I get money on my PSN

    • Elvick

      I was tempted to, but opted to support Puppeteer with a digital purchase and Enslaved too. Bought both at launch, but they sold like crap. So may as well.

  • adhesive

    ***FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST BROTHERHOOD SPOILERS AHEAD***

    I finished Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood yesterday(late, I know), and enjoyed the show and how everything was wrapped up really nicely. But I’m still wondering though, how exactly did Father seal Al’s and Ed’s alchemy? I heard some explanation about tectonic energy but I don’t know the specifics.

    • bloodiOS

      I think Father WAS the one providing the energy that makes alchemy possible in Amestris so if he, the source, forcefully cuts off that energy, they won’t be able to transform.

      • adhesive

        How did they get to use alchemy after he obtained the power of God then? The reverse transmutation circle only returned the souls of the Amestrians, but he still had the souls of Xerxes from what I’m aware.

        • bloodiOS

          Hmm… upon thinking about it more, I think that he isn’t the source but more like what interacting between the true source and the alchemists. I’m thinking the ones who went through gate and seen the truth would have a better chance of accessing the true source. Either that or the moment the Father went above ground, the filter is basically removed and thus allowing the alchemists the direct access to the source.

          • adhesive

            They used alchemy against him before he went above ground, so it isn’t that. I think your answer was the one I heard, but what exactly changed that? Did he stop having control once he obtained the power of god?

            • bloodiOS

              Either there are some plot holes at works or at that point, he already ceased to be the intermedium between the true source and the alchemists to concentrate his power on keeping God inside instead, so the alchemists were able to directly access the true source of energy instead.

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

                They are eventually able to with the help of Hoheinheim get him to loosen up his hold on their Alchemy, yes.

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

      Bloodios hit it right. He can seal their alchemy because Alchemy in the West came from him, he was the source of their Alchemy. Where as the Eastern Alchemy did not come from him at all but was through the earth, thus Tectonics and such. I’m an FMA fangirl, ask me anything <3

      • Six

        Why is Mustang the greatest character in any anime ever?

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Brotherhood has many a plothole, people try and patch them but it has tons still.

      • adhesive

        Really? I thought everything was wrapped up pretty nicely.

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          They kinda throw out a lot of things and just accept you to accept things without real explanation as to why they can break world rules.

  • Gariya

    Nyanpasu~

    • CirnoTheStrongest

      Ohamoni!

  • Elvick

    On disc 3 of Digimon Frontier. I’m at the point of sort of remembering things from back when I watched it originally. But then I was using one of those shitty antenna to get channels so it was all fuzzy. :p

    I don’t get the hate for this particular series. Aside from the transformations, which are extremely dull to watch, I’m enjoying it a lot. Especially since I know the start of it now.

    After this, on to finish Xros Wars. <3 Crunchyroll

    Has anyone here seen Digimon: Data Squad? (I think the Japanese version is called Saviors or something) I know literally nothing about it.

    • Bryce Blalex Douglas

      Digimon Data Squad was pretty cool. i didn’t finish it out after a certain point but it was pretty fun to watch. And I agree Digimon Frontier wasn’t as bad as everyone made it out to be. Though none of the new series held a candle to series 1 and 2 (and 3 lowkey).

      • Elvick

        Eh, I think Frontier is better than Adventure 02. I have a lot of problems with Adventure 02. The ending for one, final battle especially. And through the entire series the devaluation of previous Digimon in order to “keep it interesting”.

        If they wanted to start fresh (power wise) they should have simply did new kids.

        I mean, it’s great to see everyone again. So it has the nostalgia going for it… but it was very unrewarding seeing them struggle with Champions and Ultimates all the time.

        Plus, the most interesting enemy they just pushed into another world. Then that arc was never explored. The Dark Ocean would have made the entire series had they explored it more instead of going the way they did.

        It wasn’t really resolved. Not sure about the various movies that weren’t localized though.

        • Bryce Blalex Douglas

          I have to respectfully disagree on that. Frontier was in no league compared to Adventure 02. I mean I agree on some of the draw backs of Adventure 02. However, I loved that they did bring in new characters for the first couple arcs and then added the old cast for the rest of the series. it felt like a natural continuation and ending of both Adventures to me. Plus it was a lot darker than Frontier which for some reason I liked. (Same reason why the earlier Power Rangers seasons are infinitely better than anything that came after them, if you watched the show).

          • Elvick

            How was it darker than Frontier? The only ‘dark’ thing about it was the morality of treating Digimon like slaves.

            But they rarely killed enemies. And they even cried about killing clearly EVIL Digimon bent on destroying the human and digital world. lolwat

            Mimi had a reason to not fight in Adventure, she didn’t want to see anymore fighting and to lose anymore friends. No matter how backwards and misguided that really is. It was at least a real reason.

            But the new kids in Adventure 02 just flat out whined about hurting anything. Regardless of how evil or how clear it was they were acting on their own to try and kill them.

            Then the final boss is beaten by 20 minutes of talking plus some lights. So dark.

            The Dark Ocean was dark, but… they didn’t expand on it.

            The entire Digital world is destroyed in Frontier. Many of their friends are destroyed. You even see the Village of Beginnings taken over. And it’s far more hopeless than Adventure 02 ever got. Sure, the Digital world is a wasteland at the end, but it’s there. All that remained in Frontier was trailmon tracks and small rubble of the moons that Lucemon destroyed (which held all the surviving Digimon, including the Digieggs and babies/in training)

            The Dark Emperor aspect may have been ‘dark’ but the way it was handled wasn’t really. Any aspect of the ‘darkness’ of it was lessened within 2 seconds. Biyomon’s dead eyes in the shadow, 2 seconds later she’s more or less fine. Gomamon, same thing.

            And after that there’s nothing as dark (apart from the Dark Ocean, but I already talked about that).

            So I disagree.

            Adventure 02 felt so tame. Despite the first arc and despite the Dark Ocean.

  • Budgiecat

    I was going to ask the question why are many video game endings either bad or just meh, like do they just run out of inspiration and ideas at that point? but instead besides that, I’ll ask you to list your top 5 favorite video game endings as well as your top 5 worst game endings

    GO!

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

      I’ll give it a shot. In no particular order:

      Best
      ——-

      1. Ys I
      2. Final Fantasy IV
      3. Wild Arms
      4. Persona 3
      5. Nier

      Worst
      ———

      1. Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus
      2. Musashi: Samurai Legend
      3. One Piece: Kaizoku Musou (those who actually know what happened in the anime/manga will understand)

      Okay, I can’t think of two more. Maybe they were just so bad I pushed them out of my mind or something, but yeah… Guess you’ll have to settle for 3, lol.

      • Budgiecat

        didnt you play XIII-2 and LR?

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

          Yeah, but I wouldn’t say either of those were the worst ending ever. If I had played Mass Effect 3, I could have given you that one too.

          • Budgiecat

            Just saying….since you couldn’t complete the list…

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

              Nah, I wouldn’t throw those in there. I’ll just leave it at 3, lol.

              • Budgiecat

                Just throw them in there! *shakes paw*

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

                  I can’t consciously make that decision. XIII-2’s ending actually brought me to tears ;w;

                  I blame Serah.

                  EDIT: I also can’t say LR’s ending was so much bad as it was just… Wat. There’s a difference in just being downright terrible and confusing as hell.

    • GhostNomad

      In no particular order, here are five games’ endings that I really enjoyed.

      RE2: A little bit of favoritism is playing into this one since RE2 is pretty much one of my favorite games ever and the endings, while goofy, always made me feel good after seeing them.

      Dragon’s Dogma: The whole idea of the cycle (no spoilers for the sake of those who haven’t played/beaten it) was very cool in my mind.

      Soul Sacrifice: Same idea as Dragon’s Dogma. The ending when you make your choice on what to do with Magusar almost gave me chills.

      God Hand: Aside from the whole “May the light of good shine on his soul…. Through these…. GOD HANDS! *fireball spam*” thing, dat credits song!

      Deadly Premonition: I don’t even need to say it. As goofy as it was at times, that game was fantastic. I also don’t want to say it for the obvious spoilers :D

      BONUS!

      Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance: The actual fight wasn’t as fun as the cutscenes, but still. NANOMACHINES, SON.

      As far as endings I didn’t like…… Waaaaaay too many :D

    • kirby755

      Favorites:
      Nier
      Soul Sacrifice
      Persona 3
      Persona 4 (Before they came out with Arena and all those others).
      Tales of Graces F (I just love the Credits Song soo much)
      Worst:
      Fable 2
      Fable 3
      Sry can’t think of any others, having a mind block.

    • McPoo

      Good question, my feline friend.

      Top 5 (in no order)

      Journey
      Spec Ops: The Line
      Red Dead Redemption
      Bioshock Infinite
      Maybe Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

      The first three were dead certs, the other two took some thinking.

      I can’t actually think of any bad endings off the top of my head. I can’t remember thinking anything was actively bad. Maybe just mediocre or forgettable, which is why nothing’s coming to mind.

    • DichaTesoro

      The endings I remember liking (in no order):
      Metal Gear Solid 3
      Fragile Dreams
      Assassin’s Creed 4
      Tales of Xillia
      Nier
      Final Fantasy 9

      …I’m stuck there, sorry.
      ….

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Favorite
      FF8,MGS1,MGS3,MGS4,KH1,KH2,Halo reach,Shadow of the collosus, Ico.
      worst fable 2~!!!

  • bloodiOS

    Ah… my brain can’t take all this!

    http://youtu.be/FkVYHUMCCwc

    • GhostNomad
      • Gariya

        You reminded me, I need to watch the latest episode.

      • Elvick

        lol

        The woop woop finger twirl gets me every time.

        • GhostNomad

          A lady friend of mine showed that video to me a while ago while I was deployed and it had us dancing around like idiots for hours. It was amusing as hell and the video only makes better :D

      • DarkLegacy

        Lol

    • Elvick

      desu?

    • GhostNomad
  • GhostNomad

    Slowly but surely making my way to the special part of YouTube!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ajhzlq42f0

    • Budgiecat

      Have you reached ‘random woman giving birth on a toilet bowl or her bed’ videos?

      if not, then you’re not there yet..

      • GhostNomad

        That’s the weird part. I was heading for the special part :D

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

    I didn’t actually intend on staying up this late to continue working on the project, but I did anyway, lol.

    I just finished proofreading chapter 10 and the total word count is
    26,873. I could go for another chapter, but I guess chapter 10 does
    leave you wanting more and it has already reached the 20,000 – 30,000
    limit for ‘light novel’ standards. All that’s left at the moment is to
    write up a synopsis and reveal a release date along with the title.

    Volume 1 will be released by the end of the month at the latest. If you
    haven’t liked my new page yet, to keep up with my writing and whatnot,
    please do so. I’d appreciate it.

    https://www.facebook.com/diamondmoonpublishing

    • bloodiOS

      Will you be selling it?

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

        No, I’m not that good yet, lol. It would be insulting to think I could just come up out of nowhere and sell my first work. This will be a monthly free running project.

        • bloodiOS

          I see. How many volumes do you intend to write?

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

            However many it takes to complete the story. It could be done in two (doubtful though, lol), it could take three or more. Plus, I’d like to do gaidens/side stories for support characters (maybe only have 1 volume for them with it being 20,000 words or a little less).

            I’d also like to be able to continue the story from a different angle, if possible, after the first character’s is finished. You know, progress the world within the story, but use different characters.

            • bloodiOS

              Alright, I’ll look forward to reading it.

              Also, just curious but is there going to be an option to download and read it offline? (like in PDF form and such.)

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

                I’m not even really sure how I would go about doing that. I suppose I should look into that. I’ve just been keeping everything in Word so far, so you just simply double-click a chapter, open it, start reading and scroll when necessary.

                I suppose putting it in a PDF format would make it a little more neat, and easier to read, though.

                • GhostNomad

                  Would make it a hell of a lot easier for me personally since I’m most likely going to do most of the reading on my phone. Suppose you should take a poll on your potential readers and if the request for PDF is high, consider looking into it :D

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

                    Well, I just found a free online converter which seems to do the job well. No watermarks, restricted options, password protected, nothing like that. It certainly looks better this way, that’s for sure, heh.

        • GhostNomad

          You should at least set up some way to donate, I suppose. Perhaps have something special later on for your supporters if things go well :P

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

            I don’t really feel comfortable about that. I don’t ever want it to be about the money. Something like that would put me in the wrong mindset of doing it, I think.

  • bloodiOS

    *Sigh* I really like the character Hange Zoë, mainly because of how crazy she is. But you know what, ever since what happened in the fifty-first chapter, she just isn’t the same anymore. She seems like she’s having a breakdown now… here’s hoping that this doesn’t signify her own death flag.

    • GhostNomad

      Are you referring to her realization in the latter half of the chapter?

      If that’s the case then I actually see it as more of an inspiration. It’s one hell of a hurdle to get over but if she doesn’t let her mind get the best of her, she can use that realization as a powerful motivation to figure out the reason for the titans’ existence and how to….. Shall I say, fix it. Hope that makes sense. I’m being vague to avoid spoilers >.>

      • bloodiOS

        Yeah, if she can get over it… Right now it smells like a newly delivered death flag though. On the other hand, Erwin Smith went from “boss” to “creepy”… something about that guy just makes me feel uneasy.

        • GhostNomad

          The way he was smiling after that debriefing was somewhat weird, that’s for sure. Looked like the new info might have pushed some wrong buttons. Add that to the fact that he’s now lacking a limb that’s pretty vital to a fighter’s survival and we might have a recipe for disaster.

          To be fair he does seem to be doing okay in the two chapters that follow, so there’s that. Of course with SnK you never really know.

          But on the original topic, if anything I’m more worried about her sanity after what happened in the following chapters. One thing’s for sure though. Definitely looking forward to 54 after the way 53 ended. It pressed some buttons and I’m hoping that a certain someone is about to bleed violently >.>

          • bloodiOS

            Someone? I say slowly mutilate the whole group.

            • GhostNomad

              I’ll give you that one. There’s plenty of dumbasses who deserve to be titan food :D

              • bloodiOS

                Make sure to feed them to some slow eaters ;P

                • GhostNomad

                  Get some smaller titans. Maybe 3/4m class. Their mouths won’t be as big so they can’t swallow someone whole and end it quickly :D

  • McPoo

    I’d like to take the opportunity to poll the community:

    What is your favourite Taylor Swift song?

    I like the one that goes ‘never ever getting back together’ because it was written about Harry Styles because they broke up because he was not a good boyfriend probably.

    • bloodiOS

      Uh… Love Story, since it’s the only Taylor Swift song I’ve listened to.

      Note: I didn’t down-vote you, by the way.

    • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

      Her early first or second album I guess, haven’t heard her recent release though.

    • jujubee88

      I’ve never really got the appeal.

      Edit: Her music, not her looks. She’s a very attractive young woman obv. But I don’t like her music I guess.

    • adhesive

      My favorite one is the one where she talks about her relationship woes.

  • bloodiOS

    I need to know the hell this is, now!

    • GhostNomad

      Eren with a wig and eyeliner. Daddy was into some weird shit! Why do you think Eren’s memory is all screwed?

      • bloodiOS

        Please, that looks nothing like Eren. Just look at those fine eyebrows and the abundant amount of eyelashes.

        • GhostNomad

          The power of make-up!

          But seriously, it doesn’t look like Eren’s mom. Looks more like Historia, if anything. One more reason why I’m looking forward to 54. But since this is just a flashback, I doubt we’ll get any further information until around 60 :D

          • bloodiOS

            Well, definitely doesn’t look like Eren’s mother, since Eren looks a lot like her (right down to those slightly messy eyebrows.) Well, judging by the shape of the eyes though, she’s definitely a Reiss, not just because she looks like Historia but also because I recalled the eyes of Historia’s father also shaped like that.

            • GhostNomad

              The reason why that flashback confuses me is because it literally looks like the view you’d get if you were that person looking at a mirror. The frame doesn’t look slanted, the reflection of the room isn’t at a weird angle as if Eren walked in on his dad having an affair or something and saw the person’s reflection from the side. She doesn’t exactly look at peace either, but that could just be the art style.

              • bloodiOS

                Yeah, that got me too, which is why I’m wanting to know who that is so badly. Actually, remember how in one of the articles regarding the 3DS game, Sal made a mistake and had Eren’s name as Ellen? “Holy shit! Eren was Ellen after all!” was my first thought when I saw this page. Would be funny if Eren turns out to be a Reiss. There’s some seriously messed up logic backing this manga up.

                • GhostNomad

                  Yeah, that’s starting to sound possible. Maybe Eren is also a Reiss kid. I’m looking through the first chapter (page 44 in particular, has a decent view of the family) right now and his eyes look different from his mother’s. They kind of look like a half-Reiss….. >.> It’d be interesting if the Reiss family is keeping some info on the titans.

                  Damn people can’t keep it in their pants!

    • Nice Boat

      Eren has…. some identity issues XD

    • Fainaru Luna

      those eyes

  • McPoo

    Does anyone here use Snapchat? It’s one of my favourite apps, but I’m always on the lookout for more friends on it.

    I’ve got a Note 2, so have the added bonus of using a stylus while I do drawings, so if you like pictures of Pokemon fighting on desktops, or photos of dogs with drawings over the top to make them look like famous characters, let me know and I’ll share my Snapchat name.

    No nudes or anything like that though please, just nice stuff.

  • Budgiecat

    What are your top 5 Anime/Manga SNES games

    For me I’d say probably:

    Yu Yu Hakusho Tokubetsuhen
    Super Robot Wars 4
    Dragonball Z Hyper Dimension
    Gundam Wing Endless Duel
    Ranma 1/2 fighting game (the third one)

    go!

    • Anime10121

      Yuyu hakusho-fighter
      Ranma-fighter
      Tenchi Muyo-SRPG
      Sailormoon Another Story-rpg

      • Budgiecat

        Wait you cant just say YYH fighter there was four of them also 3 of the Ranma ones.

        Though the SailorMoon and Tenchi RPG’s were sweet. Shame we dont get games like that anymore

        • Anime10121

          Its been too long man, I cant even remember which fighting games they were :(

          But yeah, on the liscenced anime/game front, it surely is a shame :( I want an epic Kill la Kill action game, but instead, all we get are visual novels :(

  • Budgiecat

    Animesols website has several older anime that they’ve been trying to crowdfund to get dvd releases over to the West. Black Jack, Yatterman, Hurricane Polymar

    check it out

    http://animesols.com/series

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

      Black Jack TV

      SUCCESS

      Nothing else to see here.

      • Budgiecat

        Hurricane Polymar and Yatterman

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

          The only thing I care about from Yatterman is the porn. Sorry, bro ;w;

  • Budgiecat

    Titanfail next gen graphics

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

    • GhostNomad

      In the sake of fairness, closed alpha screenshots :P

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

        I don’t really think they are going to change ‘hold X to Hack’ from Alpha to Beta, much less… The full release, lol. Sadly, this is probably as far as that feature will go.

        • GhostNomad

          Don’t get me wrong, I’m not defending the game’s direction, design choices, or anything for that matter. It doesn’t look fun to me so I really don’t care.

          My only goal with that comment was to note that the graphics are that of a closed alpha so I wouldn’t expect a fantastic looking game :D

          If anything I’d be a little concerned with the fact they’re just entering a closed alpha test with a little less than two months before release. But then again, going back to the point of me having zero interest in playing the game, no skin off my back if it doesn’t turn out to be everything that people are hyping it up to be.

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

            Ah, yeah. I don’t get where all the hype is coming from either, honestly @w@

    • Gariya

      Such an original looking game.

    • shogunknight

      This image looks like a call of duty black ops 2 scene

    • gekitsu

      data knife. hold x to hack.
      could this appear more ham-fisted if it tried?

    • 罪罰

      Game looks so much fun.. but they could have done much better with the graphics.

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    If you had to play one game before dieing in 2 weeks what would it be?

    • Budgiecat

      FF XV

      But since I have nine lives, I would just be down to 8 left..

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        but it isnt out D:

        • Budgiecat

          I’d just get Nomura to give me the 2012 PS3 beta version

          • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

            Iwould kill for that

    • Gariya

      Okami. My favorite game of all time.

      2 weeks should be enough to finish it.

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        :D nice choice

    • McPoo

      Shadowrun 360

    • Six

      Final Fantasy IX.

    • TheExile285

      Persona 4 Golden but only if I can do a memory wipe and forget everything that happens.

      If not, then Kingdom Hearts 2.

    • DesmaX

      Trails in the Sky

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        What is that about??

        • DesmaX

          A JRPG where a girl and her adopted brother go on an adventure.

          • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

            Hmm, hows it play?

            • DesmaX

              Turn Based. Kinda like a mix between Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy Tactics

              • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                Oh, is it pc only?

                • DesmaX

                  Actually, it’s PSP only for now (But the Steam version should be released anytime soon… It was scheduled for beginning of this year)

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

                    The PC games have been out for years, lol. It’s not just on PSP. Now, if he only wants to play it in English, that’s a different story.

                    • DesmaX

                      Yeah, I’m pretty sure he wants to play it in English (If he wants it in the first place, of course). There is a translation patch, but it’s prettyy glitch from what I’ve heard

                  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                    Oh, so wait till it gets a rerelease?

                    • Arcana Gear

                      Okay i’ll try to explain, Trails series are made by Falcom same dev from Ys, there are 7 games already, the first three were released on PC, but ported to psp/ps3. And the others are available on vita/pc and i think ps3.

                      The problem is: It’s a series like a book, you need to play the first to understand the second and so on. But these games have an ABSURD AMOUNT OF TEXT, much more than FF titles, and every localizer passed the chance of localizing it.

                      Then Xseed (a very little localizer) came and localized the first one is psp, which didnt have great sales, so Xseed couldnt focus much of it time and resources on the second,

                      Now with a joint project with Carpe fulgur they are releasing the second on PSN, and want to release the first and second on Steam too, and depending of the sales they might release the third game which ends the first saga.

                      But our chance of ever seeing all games released are very thin. Almost none. But a recommended game from me.

                      Sorry the wall of text :P

                    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                      LOVE xseed

    • $61526767

      Tales of Legendia

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        Never played it :”|

        • $61526767

          Really? You should. It doesn’t have any mystic artes.. but very good music and story telling. I’m still looking for it here in stores. One of my favorite games for the ps2. Sadly, I’ve never completed it.

          • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

            Oh its rare..crap

            • $61526767

              Nah, you can easily find it in any online store. Happy hunting if you decide to buy it yourself. I’m currently going to buy Ni no Kuni.. Been sorta interested into playing that game.

              • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                NNK is fun :D

    • Nice Boat

      Metal Gear Rising.

    • Arcana Gear

      Going to the classics, Legend of mana 3.

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        I have never played any!

        • Arcana Gear

          ….. Do it now! jokes aside, it’s a great game, whose what characters you chose (you could chose 3 of 6 for an entire playtrough) changes dialogues and bosses and a dungeon. Mindblowing stuff for the era.

          • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

            what system?

            • Arcana Gear

              Snes. Squaresoft game.

  • Budgiecat

    Gundam VS series is so much better than Gundam Musou series its not even funny….

    • almostautumn

      They’re also two entirely unique gameplay-systems from one another, so I don’t see how that matters?

      • Budgiecat

        It matters because Namco seems to think one of them is not worthy of being localized

  • bloodiOS

    Does anyone think that there will be a retail version for Deception IV: Blood Ties in North America? I keep fearing that it might be digital-only. I mean, it’s not like the game is even being advertised a whole lot… Also, is there going to be English dubs? I mean, the game is going to be released in the West roughly a month after the Japanese release date… perhaps that’s a little too fast?

    • Six

      I know for a fact the European version is getting a retail release. I don’t think anything has come out about the US release tho, besides the date.

      • bloodiOS

        Which is what I’m concerned about. Perhaps it’s just me but publishers over at North America are just more likely to go digital…

        • Budgiecat

          I’d rather have physical I dont trust digital…

          • bloodiOS

            Same here, but I fear that the option won’t be available.

    • Elvick

      The Toukiden pre-order just went up awhile ago here in Canada at least not sure about the US. The NA branch is sloooooooow in doing shit.

      Demon Gaze is up for preorder and that doesn’t even have a date yet, for example. :

      Hard to say really.

  • almostautumn

    What is the picture from for this open forum?

    • Budgiecat

      Its explained below just have to scroll down. Some new Anime or whatever

    • 罪罰

      It’s called Hamatora.

  • Budgiecat

    What are the top 3 Anime opening songs that when you hear them they get stuck in your head all day long?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW9BapLxwkw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhjds5BtY68

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

  • Budgiecat
  • Six

    30 minutes into Xillia and I can already feel the smug sense of superiority one gets from playing games from the glorious based Nippon!

    Also, Demon Fist Demon Fist Demon Fist oh I found some wood chunks.

    • Nightcore34

      “Superiority”? is there?, I’ve been playing them for a while but so far I’ve never felt any kind of superiority.

      • Six

        I was being sarcastic. Or was I? It’s kind of hard to tell.

        Xillia is fun though. Jude is a bit bleh, but I’m sure he’ll grow on me over time.

        Also, Milla’s hair looks like a fabulous bird, and I KNEW she was going to get nerfed as soon as I got her in my party and she started wrecking fools.

        • Nightcore34

          Jude grew on me as well, at first I was like he’s just annoying but later he gets better and Milla was just this beast at wiping out enemies, it was fun when I did her side cause I’ve always liked being a spellcaster.

        • GhostNomad

          Having picked Jude for my first playthrough, I enjoyed his fighting style for a while but quickly switched to Alvin as soon as I could :D

  • Nice Boat

    By the way, Nice choice of pic for the fórum

    http://www.luvjapan.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/brightslap.jpg

    Sorry, that’s a lame joke

  • Nice Boat

    Anybody hooked with a new anime from this season? Mine have to be Space Dandy and Hamatora

    • Tac-Mex

      I have been watcihng Noragami and it’s cool

    • Nightcore34

      I’ve been watching too many but the one that stands out is either wooser season 2 or Norin

  • Tac-Mex

    Ladies and Gentlemen, how do we save the Vita?

    • bloodiOS

      1) Final Fantasy Type-0
      2) Monster Hunter

      • Tac-Mex

        Monster Hunter is a Nintendo exclusive at this moment, Type 0 will never be released

        • Bloodios

          You asked how it can be save. That is the only way it can be saved. Because otherwise, well, it won’t die, but probably won’t be doing much better.

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

          Nintendo exclusive? Yeah, I guess that’s why they went multiplatform with Monster Hunter: Frontier G last year, huh? It’s for PS3, Wii U, PC, 360, and planned for Vita in 2014 (not sure if this one still holds true, but I imagine it would). Oh and let’s not forget about Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver, also for PS3, lol.

      • Luna Kazemaru

        we already have god eater lol type-0 is dead time to move on dear

        • Bloodios

          This isn’t about me moving on. The Final Fantasy brand on the Vita would boost its sales and that’s all there is to that. The same applies for Monster Hunter.

          • Tac-Mex

            But let’s be real, Square will never release a Final Fantasy game for PS Vita, and no, FF X and FF X-2 HD doesn’t count cause it’s a cheap port

            • Bloodios

              Then why bother asking how to save the Vita? Let’s be real, it won’t be saved.

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

              And Type-0 would be a cheap port too.

      • $18114340

        I disagree. The 3DS is successful because it has plenty of original experiences that can only be found on that system. It also has the promise of more games to come, partly because Nintendo is very committed to the system, and partly because third parties know that they can get away with releasing games on the system that probably wouldn’t be as successful elsewhere.

        If Sony wants the Vita to grow, they need to re-evaluate the platform’s image and purpose, and third-party developers need to see some sort of benefit from being on the Vita. Sony needs to make it make sense to develop for the Vita as opposed to any number of other platforms. Right now they don’t seem to be doing that; the Vita’s image is either focused on being a half-way high-end gaming device (in which case, you might as well just buy a console and get the full experience), or on the opposite extreme, an alternative to smartphone/tablet gaming (in which case you might as well just use the device you already have). Of course, there are plenty of Vita games that you can’t play anywhere else but Sony isn’t giving these games enough publicity (particularly in the west), probably because they’re still so intent on selling the Vita as an alternative part of the Playstation brand, rather than a supplement. Stop telling people they can get the full console experience on a handheld, because they can’t, and start making a good handheld game platform instead.

        Putting existing games like Type-0 and Monster Hunter would never save the system. For one thing, everybody in Japan who wants to play Type-0 has already played it, and nobody in the west who cares enough to play it would buy a Vita just to play it when the PSP version already exists. For another thing, if you put Monster Hunter on the system, people may feel compelled to get a Vita, but that doesn’t mean that they’ll particularly care about the system otherwise. It’s just one game, after all.

        • Elvick

          Western 3DS development is even less than Vita gets.

          And your type-0 argument for the west is moronic.

          • $18114340

            Western 3DS development may not be great, but at least 3DS developers acknowledge that the west exists.

            And if it’s moronic, care to explain how? Anybody who wants to play Type-0 at this point is probably going to get the PSP version and a fan translation. If Square Enix wanted Type-0 to be successful outside of Japan, the window of opportunity for that has long passed. Sorry if the truth hurts.

            • Elvick

              I don’t even know what that means.

              The opportunity for Type-0 itself is no where near over. All it will take is a port to something else and people will flock to it. FF fans want it. And we will buy it if it ever happens. The PSP version’s time has passed, but ports are not exactly a rare occurrence in the industry.

              You are delusional if you think that every person who would ever want to play it are going to play the PSP and a fan translation. And delusional to think that anyone that did that, would turn away at playing it again on another platform.

              Ridiculous.

              • $18114340

                People most certainly would turn away at playing it again on another platform. The die-hard fans might not, and it’s not that there wouldn’t be an audience for it, but not every Final Fantasy fan cares enough to buy a new system just to play a game that was available on another, certainly not enough to carry an entire platform, and certainly not enough to measure up to the potential the game had at its original release. The window of opportunity has passed; you can say there’s still a chance but the payoff could never be as great. It’s illogical to think that Type-0 fans are important enough to save the Vita, or that any Type-0 fan would just be willing to go far enough to buy a supposedly dying platform just to support the brand and let Square Enix milk them for all it’s worth.

                The only delusion here is thinking that Type-0 could save the Vita by itself. Besides the other delusion that Square Enix would ever care enough to port Type-0 over to the Vita instead of a mobile platform anyway.

                • Elvick

                  Ignoring that it’s a game not released officially in English on another platform.

                  To many it’d be the first real “release” of it were it to be released in English.

                  FFIII didn’t see a release in English until the DS remake. Yet people bought it. Then they bought it’s iOS/Android port. Then they bought the PSP port too.

                  Your argument sucks and I’m tired of it. So we’ll agree to disagree.

                  • $18114340

                    It was foolish of me to try and knock some sense into a Vita fanboy in the first place. Too much to ask to expect you to think for yourself.

                  • Gholizadeh

                    If you are tired, sleep might help you.

        • bloodiOS

          It doesn’t need to be as successful as the 3DS though. Where it is now, people should just be glad if there’s a solution to help the Vita performs better. Porting Type-0 to the Vita obviously isn’t going to save the Vita right then and there, but it would a first and also the least expensive step of putting a Final Fantasy title on the system. If it turns out successful (which is highly likely) and there are eventually more FF titles on the system, I’m sure that will help its performance. Regardless of how underwhelming the FF series might have been for past few titles, let’s not underestimate its influence too much. As for Monster Hunter, having a new entry of the series exclusively on the Vita would guarantee sales in Japan, lots of it. After that, we can worry about reevaluation of its image. I think for a change of image to be effective, it would have to be done while the consoles is seemingly performing well. So before looking too far into an unachievable future, Sony should just worry about options that are currently available that would likely boost the performance of the Vita.

          • $18114340

            I’m not saying that porting Type-0 wouldn’t do anything for the Vita, or that they shouldn’t do it. But I also don’t think that Type-0 and Monster Hunter alone would be enough to “save” the system, that is, if you think it even needs saving in the first place. From where I stand the Vita has a strong library already; it’s not nearly as robust or diverse as the 3DS’s, but like you said, the Vita doesn’t need to be like the 3DS. I was simply pointing out that I believe the same things that make the 3DS strong are the same things that have always made Nintendo handhelds strong, and their competitors could stand to learn a thing or two about that. As it is, Sony has already proven the Playstation brand’s strength in the portable arena already — they’ve survived this long after all, and the PSP/Vita are the longest-lasting Nintendo competitors in terms of handhelds. The problem here is that anybody thinks the Vita is doing more poorly than it probably actually is in the first place; considering the circumstances, I’d say the Vita is actually doing fairly well.

            I also don’t think an image change is looking too far into the unachievable future. As for looking at options that are currently available to them on the Vita, that’s exactly what Sony’s been doing — they’ve been helping developers who are actually interested in developing for the system and there’s a fair amount of marketing muscle for the platform where it matters. But getting Type-0 on the Vita might be outside of Sony’s jurisdiction in the first place, as is Monster Hunter.

            People like to hypothesize that Nintendo bought out Capcom for Monster Hunter 3U and 4 on their systems, but I wonder if that’s really the case — to me it seemed more to be that it was just less risky for them to develop for the 3DS than it was for alternative systems. However that may not be the case today and as such it’s not impossible that Monster Hunter would come to the Vita.

            But the real question is, if your system can only be “saved” by two games that already exist (that is, Type-0 and Monster Hunter), would it truly be safe? Would the Vita as a platform really be all that healthy if the only reasons to buy one are games that were already strong on other platforms?

            Making a healthy platform is a long-term goal, and as such can’t be achieved solely by short-term measures. Sony needs to look beyond what they *can* do now, and they need to come up with a plan that consumers can understand. So just worrying about options that they have right now wouldn’t do much, because that’s exactly the only thing Sony’s been doing since the system first came out.

      • McPoo

        Is that for worldwide sales?

    • Six

      You don’t want an answer.

    • 罪罰

      I’ll play.

      For 3000:
      Get rid of those stupid memory cards and let it be memory stick duo or simple SD cards.
      Extend the battery
      $160 price tag
      haxxorz
      PS2 classic being playable on Vita too

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        None of that is ever happening.

        • 罪罰

          well then it stays dead

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

            Just like the Wii U. ^^ Let’s hope PS4 keeps selling well and we will have the two definitive consoles to buy. 3DS and PS4.

            • 罪罰

              I’m cool with that.

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

                Considering I own or will own all 4 I want all of them to do well.. but eh.

    • Nightcore34

      WE can’t, it’s being advertised as a controller for the ps4 (cross play) only the smart devs can like NIS, they’re bringing over lots of games to the vita like the Neptune series and disgaea series, the only other way to save the vita in my opinion is to re-market it as a jrpg console and localise more jrpgs, although this is just my opinion made with little knowledge of the industry it may not be practical but meh.

      • 罪罰

        >nis
        >smart
        >ports
        >jrpg console
        >saving

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

          lol What is that robot it looks like a Medabot (makes me wish we could get some of them over here).

          • 罪罰

            It’s Metabee, the main bro in Medabots

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

              It is Medabots! Woo! I am good! xD Considering I haven’t watched/played any of them.

        • Nightcore34

          Yes, that is my plan.

      • Six

        PORT ALL THE THINGS.

        • Nightcore34

          I’d actually be interested if they ported things like older games.

          • Six

            Yeah, I can think of a ton of games that I’d like to be ported to Vita.

            • Nightcore34

              I can’t cause I was talking more about older games which were good which I probably don’t know about.

        • Gariya

          I know you’re joking(all caps and all that), but PSVita already suffers from “lol more like PortStation Vita amirite?” bullshit and more ports won’t help.

          The answer is simple. It needs more exclusives. 2014 is a promising year for Vita exclusives, though.

          • Six

            Unless you insist on AAA handheld titles, the Vita, in my opinion, is doing pretty well when it comes to games.

            It’s a goldmine for mid-tier Japanese titles and indie games.

            Which, sadly, most people couldn’t give two fucks about.

      • McPoo

        I agree that it’s basically been relegated to a remote play machine. That’s why I sold mine, I could see Sony neglecting to make it it’s own handheld, and turning it into a PS4 companion gadget instead, which I just had no interest in.

        Shame, as I really love the hardware, just hate the way Sony has handled it.

        • Nightcore34

          I still have mine but I’d like more games, it’s great that games like final fantasy 10 and 10-2 are coming over but apart from future games, as of right now I hardly play my vita, the only reason I do is P4G or Disgaea 3

    • HighBrowDrifter

      1. Make advertisements that are so tasty, you could make a bulimic wanna eat again. No advertisement for Tearaway or Killzone Mercenary but for Call Of Poopy: Decrapified? *Ball buster followed by Roundhouse kick!*

      2. Memory Sticks…..either make V-3000 Micro SD compatible (yeah yeah, piracy piracy waa waah blah blah) or make them cheaper (discontinue 8GB, make 16GB $20/€20, 32GB $38/€38, 64GB $56/€56). People wanna play games…..give zem peoples some space.

      3. Do not write off the Vita as a “companion” for the PS4. Let consumers know that the Vita can hold its own weight and show them what the Vita is capable off (have never seen a commercial that displayed its features…..bummer).

      4. Continue making ports (Extra content exclusive to the Vita + Vita feature integration + Ports that don’t blow!), keep the indie support strong, reduce the prices of some games (Lol, Undead Knights $39.99/€35.99, Ace Combat JA $/€39.99, Angry Birds $/€39.99…..seriously? NO!!…NNNO!), and most importantly…. more “WOW” factor games and games that meet consumers demand/expectations.

      Btw, the Vita doesn’t need saving….it needs love. *sob*

      http://timelesslbh.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/bd_tears.gif

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    Took me a while but last night I got the Platinum trophy in Tales of Xillia. My god that was time consuming but rather easy.

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

    Lewis Almark, a simple man for an electronics company, finds himself becoming involved in something much more than just designing prototypes for potential future products. One of his projects in particular, Artemis, has sparked an interest in the leader of a faction known as the Cosmic Human Affiliation. The Cosmic Human Affiliation has been at war with the Green Force Alliance for decades now without an end in sight, but with the help of Artemis… The tide of the war can finally shift.

    Lewis, having left Earth with his family years ago to seek a new home in space, will be forced to make decisions that will inevitably change the course of history. After living a comfortable life behind a desk for so many years, he will now experience what life can be like from a different perspective. Sacrifices will be made, limits will be pushed, and above all else… Humanity itself will be tested.”

    Star Savior: Volume 1

    Release date: 1/24/2014

  • bloodiOS

    Just got done watching The Nut Job. A lot of people were telling me how badly the movie sucks that I almost expected to shit my pants while watching it. You know what though, I thought it was quite entertaining. While the plot was rather predictable, the fast pace was enough to keep me entertained from start to finish. It probably isn’t something that I would watch again, but as a one-time experience, I think it has done its job quite adequately.

  • bloodiOS

    I wonder how future Tales titles are going to turn out when they’re developed on the PS4… Will Namco Tales Studio buy into the same mentality of having more powerful hardware would mean needing to cram more into the system, like Square Enix or Capcom? The graphics is fine as it is now, it just needs high-res textures, good AA, decent AF and it’ll be adequate for an 8th-gen title. Honestly, it’s not like the series is pursuing a more photorealistic look like FF, so it’s fine where it is now. Another thing, the latest Tales title seem to be pursuing the vision of having huge, open areas for exploration and interaction but do we really need that for a Tales title? Why can’t it just be something like Vesperia? Having huge areas doesn’t mean it’s going to be fun, since it could end up all barren, boring, and takes a long time to travel. Just stick with what works and keep the cost down… Honestly, as long that battles in Tales are fun, and the story is decent, they shouldn’t be in any hurry to expand things, just try and refine whatever that already works. Honestly, given that the PS4 is more powerful and easier to develop for, they should be able to have a much easier time getting things done in comparison to last gen, that is… if they don’t try to cram in a boatload of new stuffs.

    • 罪罰

      and let it fall into the same shit over and over and over?
      change is good for Tales.

      • bloodiOS

        And bad changes might just turn it to shit.

        • DesmaX

          Fear of change is even worse

          • bloodiOS

            I think exploring in Xillia already somewhat gives me a good idea of what a more open area would be like, and I don’t think I like that.

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

            Is wishing for stability truly the definition of ‘fear’ though?

            • DesmaX

              Can’t you have both? A franchise can evolve, while keeping it’s fundamentals that the fans love

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

                Mmmm… Ideally, you can. However, some traits are lost during the evolution process.

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

                  To expand upon this for a moment, think of it this way. When a person looks for a home to live in, they look for something long-term… Something that will be stable. I don’t believe it’s fair to assume that person is afraid of change if they wish to continue living in the same neighborhood, possibly for the rest of their life.

                  While change can be good at times, sometimes it is unnecessary. You don’t simply look for a new place of residence because you have termites. You repair the damage, but keep the home.

                  I just believe that sometimes the change people make isn’t slight, but rather drastic… So it’s only natural some will feel uncomfortable with this.

              • 罪罰

                JRPGs don’t evolve, because we don’t allow it.
                Evolution is impossible.

                • HighBrowDrifter
                  • bloodiOS

                    The game should be ported to 8th-gen consoles and have someone else do a better job at advertising it.

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      All…..All of my Yes…..All of it…..

                  • DesmaX

                    eh, coudn’t get into that game.

                    And only the graphics are “PS3 worth it”, the rest was outdated as always

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      Lots and lots of grinding!….But I found the characters very enjoyable (amongst my favorite of last gen). Personally, I liked this blend of “Steampunk meets Apocalypse” setting. The combat packed a punch and felt new and refreshing. The one thing I felt was missing were the amount of weapons at your disposal (no Bazooka, Sniper, Shotgun, etc.)….otherwise, I personally loved this game.

                      Also, I will never forget this scene….”Don’t be surprised when I return fire with my trusty magnum!” *cough*

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNXwEFldOR8

                    • bloodiOS

                      “He’s good in the dark.”

                  • 罪罰

                    They have the gameplay, but man that game lacked story and shit. Hexagon traveling was fucking stupid.

                    • HighBrowDrifter

                      Yeah….won’t beat around the bush and defend that. Hexagon traveling sucked nats and the story….oh well, I wish they would have followed the plot-line of the actual book more closely.

          • 罪罰

            Fear of change is in the blood of jrpg players, change is something of the likes of raping puppies with a screwdriver. Change is unacceptable, What? Persona has dating sim aspect? Unacceptable! What? They censored my chibi character? Unacceptable! What? FF15 is an arpg? Unacceptable! What? The franchise isn on a Nintendo platform? Unacceptable!

            • DesmaX

              OH MY GOD THEY’RE TAKING MY TRANSITION TO BATTLE SCENARIOS AWAY HOW DARE THEY

              • 罪罰

                THEY’RE MAKING MY LINEAR ANIME RPG INTO A OPEN WORLD ANIME RPG?
                WHAT THE FUCK NAMCO

            • bloodiOS

              Hmm… stereotyping and exaggeration. Such novelty!

          • Elvick

            Change for the sake of change is worse than fear of change. You can overcome a fear of change once it proves itself to be good.

            But changing something for the sole purpose to make it different usually ends badly. Sometimes, the formula that works… works for a reason.

            Natural evolution > change for the sake of it

    • DesmaX

      People kinda get sick of buying the same game over and over again. The series is getting stagnant, so they need to give new things to bring the interest again (Like Xillia with it’s good camera angle. But that was just a start).

      What’s Zestriria (idk how you write that) is doing is one way to give fresh air to the series.

      • bloodiOS

        New things can start from having better story, better combat system, better leveling system. Having unnecessarily huge areas in Tales would seems like a chore.

        • DesmaX

          Those aren’t new things, that’s just more of the same.

          • bloodiOS

            Improving what works isn’t worth the effort but needlessly expanding on unnecessary stuffs is?

            • DesmaX

              I didn’t say that. I just said those are cosmetic changes that, while nice, in the end, they’ll won’t change anything.

              Seriously, imagine if Tales comes to the PS4 the same way they’ve been doing now. Would people really feel justified of the series “upgrade” to the PS4? It would end up feeling the same game they’ve been playing on the PS3 (Or GC/PS2, even)

              • bloodiOS

                So a game should honestly be judged by how many “upgrades” it has over time? If it looks better, plays better, and have a decent plot, that should be enough to attract people, and that should be what they should focusing on advertising. On the other hand, unwelcome changes might not attract people but push them away instead. It’s not a franchise with broad appeal to the masses anyhow, so refining things little by little should be a better approach.

                • DesmaX

                  Yeah, a franchise should be judged by it’s ability to evolve and adapt to modern times (Also known as “Justify the new hardware by making things that weren’t possible on the previous generation”).

                  And, seriously, just take a look at God of War: Ascention. It’s a game that failed to evolve on an already stagnant franchise, so it end up selling poorly in comparison to other games of the series.

                  • bloodiOS

                    You’re talking as though Tales is now supposed to be a series that sells consoles, so that it needs to make its evolution clearly obvious for all to see. There are plenty of things that can be improved for the better when shifting to a new platform, not just making drastic changes because it stands out better. Also, honestly, God of War?! Unlike Tales, that series has a single plot that centers around one guy and were also stretched out so freaking long that people got sick of it, not just because of its mechanics. Ascension was obviously not going to sell anywhere as much as previous entries because after III, how many honestly would freaking care about something that happens in some prequel?!

                    • DesmaX

                      Maybe Ascention premise didn’t help it, but bad storytelling is a consequence of a stagnant franchise, and “new setting” doesn’t really help with that (Graces f story was god awful, and while Xillia was better, it wasn’t anything special).

                      And seriously, even though GoW is one of Sony main franchises, so it needs to shows the full capacities of the platform; that doesn’t mean that smaller franchises shouldn’t do their own things to evolve

                    • bloodiOS

                      Evolution is fine by itself as it occurs slowly over time but what you’re talking about seems to be a desire to witness a revolution instead.

                    • DesmaX

                      Seriously man, all that they’re doing (for now) is giving bigger scenarios for the player to walk around. You can just Fast Travel (Xillia let’s you do that) if you really don’t want to do that.

                      And even for undiscovered locations, you can just move directly to them like you always did

                    • bloodiOS

                      We’re not sure if Zestria will be like that though. But whatever, I’ll just wait and see before drawing any conclusion from it.

    • Elvick

      Being on PS3 didn’t stop them from not pushing hardware. Hell, I still think Vesperia is their best looking game of that generation. The art design alone destroys Xillia and on to me.

      I mean, what they’re doing now looks great on it’s own. I don’t see Namco pushing visuals. Especially since being like SE and Capcom = Losing money

  • 罪罰

    I hope Aksys Games localizes Fate/Extra CCC someday.
    *delusional mode activated*

    • bloodiOS

      How was the sales of the first one?

      • 罪罰

        Horrible.

        • bloodiOS

          How horrible?
          ??K or ?K

  • HighBrowDrifter
    • bloodiOS

      Not for a while…

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Read the Manga, it is WAY better

      • bloodiOS

        It’s even better to watch the well-animated battle scenes and listen to orgasmic background music after reading the manga.

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          Yeah, read the manga Then watch the show, its sooooo much better that way :”D

      • HighBrowDrifter

        I’am currently reading a partially translated version of Space Dandy before I submerge myself into its titillating barrage of animated, orgy inducing, hyperactive, nerve-cell stimulating goodness…..oh no!

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          Space dandy is…weird

    • KingNigma

      I just could not get into this show.

  • 罪罰

    Kill la Kill will enter it’s 2nd half with episode 15/16. Shit just got motherfucking real. (Evangelion Rebuild Studio Khara will be helping with the production of Kill la Kill from now on). Are you guys ready for the tears, the explosive battles and the emotion!?

    • Gariya

      “(Evangelion Rebuild Studio Khara will be helping with the production of Kill la Kill from now on)”

      Holy fuck.

      Gainax not invited?

      • 罪罰

        Original Gainax splitted into Khara and Trigger
        so that means that we are going originaru gainaxu studio time

        • Gariya

          Yeah, I know that.

          It’s just funny that the current Gainax is not invited. I hope Khara will help in making Kill la Kill to have better animation quality.

          • 罪罰

            So much quality, it’ll be mindblowing.

    • Six
    • Kobracon

      “Evangelion Rebuild Studio Khara will be helping with the production of Kill la Kill from now on”

      Whoa really?? So 14 was the last eps done by Trigger alone? Now 15 onwards will have Studio Khara’s help?

  • GhostNomad
  • bloodiOS

    Hmm… if I ever have a daughter, I’m tempted to either name her Yuria or Beatrice.

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

      Don’t name her Yuria ;w;

      The only one I’ve ever known didn’t exactly have the best ending in Hokuto no Ken, lol. Also, Beatrice is a fucking lunatic. Hot, sure, but definitely has some screws loose.

      • bloodiOS

        Then I suppose Beatrice is the better choice…

    • GhostNomad

      I am surprised your choice wasn’t something from SnK!

      • bloodiOS

        There isn’t a single female name that appeals to me in Shingeki no Kyojin.

        • GhostNomad

          NOT EVEN LEONHARDT?!

          • bloodiOS

            Let’s be fair, her first name is Annie!

            • GhostNomad

              Annie Leonhardt [insert last name here]?

              Sounds like a badass to me.

              • bloodiOS

                I don’t know, “Annie” sounds generic to me (I meant no offense to anyone who shares that name.)

                • GhostNomad

                  But it’s all about the combination!

                  Then again she might end up like me. I used to go just by my first name (was never a big fan of my full name). Now I’m just used to people yelling my last name >.>

                  • bloodiOS

                    I’m all about having the given name and surname only, no middle name…

                    • GhostNomad

                      I hear ya. Names seem to feel long with anything other than a first and last :P

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

                  You can’t name her Annie. I’ll always think of something like this if you do:

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlXeAb0TgIM

          • 罪罰

            Sasha is a cute name.

            • GhostNomad

              As much as I like the name, the first thing that comes to mind is this tall, Russian dude from high school >.>

              • bloodiOS

                Well, in my case, the first one that comes to mind is a porn star…

                • GhostNomad

                  Yep. Sasha’s out as a choice <.<

                  • 罪罰

                    Well then, let’s name her Hitomi Tanaka and be done with it.

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

                      What if she turns out to be flat chested though…?

                    • 罪罰

                      in this era, everything is possible thanks to McDonalds and highly modified milk.

                      Flat chests are a thing of the past.

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

                      Flat chests better not be a thing of the past D:

                      Take me back in time! Now!

                    • bloodiOS

                      That name sounds imbalanced…

                    • bloodiOS

                      I would rather pick Aoi Sora.

                    • GhostNomad

                      Screw it. With my level of creativity, I’d just suggest we name her after the wife and call it a day. My only proper suggestion would be Emily after someone who was important to me when I was younger.

                      Also, I googled that… I am…. Dayum. Carrying those things around must suck.

                    • bloodiOS

                      I’m pretty sure one is bigger than the other by the way.

                    • GhostNomad

                      It gives an entirely new meaning to busty girl problems, that’s for damn sure.

              • 罪罰

                so kawaii desu

    • 罪罰

      I like the name Hana, it means flower in nihonese though I doubt my hypothetical wife would allow it.

    • McPoo

      Would Yuria be pronounced the same way as urea?

      • bloodiOS

        I’m pretty sure it is…

        • McPoo

          I think I prefer Beatrice then :)

          Bea is a pretty cute name for a baby too.

      • HighBrowDrifter

        I believe it’s pronounced Diarrhe-yuria……lol

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

    I always find it to be rather amusing when going back and forth with Jessica Nigri’s fans on Facebook. Most of them are white knights that usually give me these responses as a defense:

    1. You’re just jealous!
    2. You’re just mad cause she’ll never have sex with you :D
    3. Show some respect! She’s doing what she enjoys!
    4. Just because she shows some cleavage doesn’t mean she’s just a piece of meat. Treat her like a woman!

    Granted, I supported her back during the vote on IGN to have her as the representative for Lollipop Chainsaw because I genuinely thought she made the best Juliet, but after seeing her other works… I began losing respect for her not just as a cosplayer, but as a person also. I don’t think it’s particularly fair that a girl portraying the character in a better manner is being disregarded because Jessica is showing off tits, ya know?

    It’s a shame that so many potentially good cosplayers are overshadowed by this unrealistic portrayal of females, borderlining on pornography, all because of their popularity. It basically amounts to:

    More skin = more fans

    Cosplayer A can be wearing the proper uniform and showing less skin, but Jessica can slap on a bra, panties, and bunny ears, then call it a “cosplay” and have probably 10x the amount of attention (if not more) because of flaunting her body. It’s also pretty obvious she knows what she’s doing too. She doesn’t exactly go out of her way to correct people that call her ‘fap material’. I have seen her encourage it though.

    She sells prints for her cosplay pictures, and posters as well, usually signed… But she knows as well as we do, 9 out of 10 guys are probably just buying them as fap material. Now, I realize not all of her fans view her that way, but it’s kind of hard to ignore when looking through comments for her new pictures and 99% of them amount to:

    Boobs, I love you, marry me, you’re the best woman in the world, etc.

    It’s just disgusting that she capitalizes on how pitiful these guys are and runs with it. She’s certainly a good businesswoman in that regard, but it still leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. Well, she just posted another picture a few minutes ago on her fanpage to let people know she was part of this ‘pin up’ collection.

    You know, as if it isn’t bad enough to see her oversexualizing characters, and deliberately leaving more buttons than necessary undone (see Nathan Drake crossplay), she posts something like this to only solidify what I’ve been telling people this whole time. She should just do porn and get it over with already.

    How are people honestly going to get upset at me and defend her as being a ‘legit’ cosplayer when she’s posting shit like this? It’s laughable, really.

    • GhostNomad

      Wouldn’t be the first time a cosplayer’s done porn! Then again I don’t really know if the chick I’m thinking of did porn or cosplay first so she could be a pornstar-turned-cosplayer :P

      On the outfit topic though, she does seem to advertise the hell out of herself. I like some of her cosplays, others just feel way overdone. In the end, I just don’t give a damn enough to argue with her fans that she’s only doing it for attention.

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

        Well, it’s like I don’t really follow Pokemon or anything like that, but even I know she basically turned one of them into something perverted with one of her recent cosplays (if you can even call it that). Take for example, her Slowking cosplay:

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

          Now, her Houndoom cosplay:

          • Elvick

            That’s just sad.

            Nothing like Houndoom. Could be any generic “slut demon”, definitely not a Pokemon.

            Attention whores are the worst kind of whores.

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

              I agree. Even with my poor knowledge of Pokemon, I could tell this looked more like a slutty girl at a costume party or something, lol.

              • Budgiecat

                What a weird subject to complain about…all I see are boobs…

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

                  It’s more about the authenticity of her costumes, I guess you could say.

                  • Budgiecat

                    Even more worthless to complain about…

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

                      Maybe for someone who has no standards and just accepts any women as long as they show off their tits like an attention whore, sure.

                    • Budgiecat

                      cant argue with massive boobs and a pretty face. Has she done anything really that horrible to society that warrants your ill toward her? Standards? In cosplaying? Lol you’re weird bro

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

                      There are plenty of things I can say which is wrong about what she does and how she has transformed society’s take on cosplay as a whole. Instead of going for something more authentic, now it’s about women wearing pathetic excuses of clothing and showing as much skin as possible in order to get attention.

                      It’s not fair to those that actually put forth the time and effort into doing a legitimate cosplay.

                    • Budgiecat

                      How bout we just forget about all that and nibble on her boobs? I’ll take the left one you take the right one….

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

                      There’s not enough substance there :|

                      I’m not so superficial that all I need is a body to keep me interested.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Fine stingy….moar boobs for me then. Don’t say I never was the sharing type…

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

                      Have at it.

                      EDIT: Also, I don’t think stingy means what you think it means, lol.

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

                      I don’t even.

                    • Elvick

                      If you’re going to “cosplay” as something… then do it right. (or at least attempt to)

                      If you’re going to dress “sexy” do it.

                      If she wants to merge the two, pick characters that it makes sense to look sexy as. Like Ivy from Soul Calibur. Don’t dress as a “Pokemon”, only to use it as an excuse to justify showing off your tits and getting losers online to jerk it to your pictures.

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

                      She reminds me of “gamer gurls” too, lol. It’s kind of sad that a lot of these females seem to think so little of themselves that they fall back on their looks just to get attention and boost their self-esteem though.

          • Kobracon

            I uh….I understand your problems with her idea of cosplay and what shes doing to everyone’s perception of it (and I know that can really piss off other Cosplayers, I have a pretty good cosplayer friend) but I hafta say…..thats hot….

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

              >thats hot

              That’s the problem I have right there, lol. Many people just look beyond the outfit and brush it off, then say “That’s hot.”

              What the hell happened to cosplay? Now it’s not even so much about the outfits any more as it is the person behind them. If you’re not already popular these days, it’s hard to make a breakthrough in the world of cosplay because of the competition.

              You have to have big tits, a pornstar face, or an ass that jiggles like jello when you walk or something, lol. I don’t know what happened. It’s like nobody cares about the quality or authenticity of the outfit any more. As long as the girl is showing cleavage, she must be doing it right.

              I swear… So many things have gone down the shitter in the world these days, it’s not even funny. Hell, maybe it’s not even the interests themselves, but the people involved. Regardless, I’m not slinging mud at you here for saying that since you did say you understood where I was coming from, but… A lot of people don’t and think I’m just randomly ranting when I complain about her cosplay.

              I just have more respect for the female cosplayers that can pull these outfits off without needing to flaunt everything while looking like a cheap whore, that’s all.

              • Kobracon

                Yeah I get it. Also I guess since you’re prolly talking about America, having big tits is an option to you guys XD Not so much here ._.

                Over here, the cosplayers are still fine. Paying alot of attention to detail even if they know they can’t exactly pull it off (not enough bust, wrong figure, or hell the wrong skin color XD)

                Sure our conventions aren’t massive but the cosplayers who come range from amateur to respectable to HOLY SHIT UNICORN GUNDAM WITH LIGHTS AND EVERYTHING.

                So I’m sorry to hear about the cosplay scene over there, but rest assured its not the whole world :D

        • GhostNomad

          She’s doing it for attention. Some people are gonna eat it up, others won’t give much of a damn. Suppose I’m just not very invested in cosplay so seeing someone play dirty in order to get what they want doesn’t really rustle my jimmies.

          I don’t know, man. Maybe this whiskey and the thought of Mikasa’s abs is just drawing way too much of my attention so my argument is weak :D

        • McPoo

          To be fair, it’s not like members of the Pokemon community haven’t turned it into something perverted either.

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

            You’re right, but someone adding to the problem certainly doesn’t help. By your logic, it’s perfectly fine to ruin MLP cosplay by dressing up as Rainbow Dash or something while exposing excessive amounts of cleavage and having your ass hanging out of your shorts, just because we have cloppers that have already ruined it.

            • McPoo

              I don’t know much about cosplay in all honesty – is there anything wrong with the scenario you posed?

              I always thought accurately portraying a character was just one way of doing things. I’m sure I’ve seen people put their own spin on famous characters before, isn’t dressing up as a sexy Pokemon just one way of doing that? I’m not saying it’s something I think much of, I just don’t see it as ‘ruining cosplay’.

              Like I said though, I don’t know much about it.

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

                “wrong” is more of a personal thing, but this is what I have a problem with:

                Cosplayer A is probably a 6/10 in terms of looks and has spent months preparing for the convention and cosplays as a particular character while showing less skin, but having a more authentic costume.

                Cosplayer B is easily a 10/10 in terms of looks and has spent less time preparing for the convention and cosplays as a particular character while showing more skin and having a less authentic costume, but gets more attention anyway.

                When people are able to go to conventions not appropriately dressed as what they are supposedly portraying, yeah… I’d say that’s ruining cosplay. I don’t really appreciate these females that use their body to hide their shortcomings with their costume.

                I find it hard to believe that any true Pokemon fan would simply push her costumes aside and say, “Nope, she’s not ruining my childhood or the franchise I love. This is perfectly okay because she’s hot.”

                • McPoo

                  Again though, is authenticity the aim of the game? Like is that the number one thing people get scored on? I always assumed creativity and expression were things people shot for too.

                  And just because a costume isn’t exactly how it looks in the game, I don’t think it’s fair to assume the person has spent less time on it. Person A could have spent their time sourcing items that match the costume from the game, while person B could have spent the same amount of time considering the character they want to portray, and how they can get a bit creative and show off their body/personality while still encapsulating the spirit of the character.

                  I used to be a massive Pokemon nut, and while not so much anymore, it’s still something I heavily associate with my childhood. I wouldn’t say she’s ruined the franchise though. It wouldn’t matter if she’s hot or not, she’s taken a Pokemon and portrayed it in an interesting, creative way.

                  If I got annoyed because people weren’t rigidly sticking to authenticity, I’d be mad every time I saw a fat girl dressed as Phoenix, no matter how cool the costume is. I’d be wondering why she’s not gone as a character that she’d look more like.

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

                    >Again though, is authenticity the aim of the game?

                    I always thought it was, yes.

                    >And just because a costume isn’t exactly how it looks in the game, I
                    don’t think it’s fair to assume the person has spent less time on it.

                    I don’t expect it to be exact, of course. However, when you’re deliberately going out of your way to show more skin than it was originally intending to show, then yeah… I’ve got a problem with that.

                    >I wouldn’t say she’s ruined the franchise though.

                    Ruined? Maybe not, but it’s like taking a painting and just splashing some random color onto it. I don’t appreciate it when people go out of their way to defile a franchise like this.

                    >If I got annoyed because people weren’t rigidly sticking to
                    authenticity, I’d be mad every time I saw a fat girl dressed as Phoenix,
                    no matter how cool the costume is.

                    You’re part of the problem right there then. It all goes back to the whole ‘standard’ issue I have. People toss credibility out the window if you don’t look like a model or something, which isn’t really fair, in my opinion.

                    • McPoo

                      I’m not saying I actually have a problem with that scenario I posted at the end there.

                      What I’m saying is that if people all viewed authenticity as paramount to cosplay, then there’d be tons of people who just shouldn’t even bother. This is why I think it’s as much about expression and creativity as it is about authenticity.

                      If authenticity was indeed the aim of the game, and the point of cosplay is to look like a specific character, then a XXXL, morbidly obese bloke shouldn’t bother dressing up as Dante. It doesn’t matter how authentic his coat or replica guns are, he’s still not going to look like him. Or when some girls dress up as male characters and vice versa – just don’t bother, it’s not authentic.

                      This is a bit of a pointless discussion though, I can’t see us agreeing on it, and I’m not even sure if there’s a right or wrong way of looking at it >_>

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

                      >This is a bit of a pointless discussion though, I can’t see us agreeing on it, and I’m not even sure if there’s a right or wrong way of looking at it >_>

                      Took you long enough to realize that, lol.

                    • McPoo

                      I just like talking to you ;)

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Yeah she kinda sucks

    • almostautumn

      She has a successful career doing modeling. Doesn’t matter what skin she shows: she’s a model, and the job is to acquire the best pose/outfit as possible for the picture/event. If you’re critiquing her for using her body, a body that is highly sexual and desirable to 99% male viewers, as a “selling point,” than you clearly have no idea what modeling is or how it works, or, i suppose, have ever seen any magazine alike Vanity Fair or Vogue in your entire life. There’s nothing shallow about it: this is a proven method, and people enjoy this work, whether customers/viewers, photographers, and the models too.

      Two— I mean, you make me laugh. Yet another gamer who just “can’t wrap his head around why men, and boys/mens interest, are so predominant in gaming still!”
      Nobody is saying girl’s can’t be gamers anymore, but the point is that there will always be a mammoth divide between gender numbers. Videogames are built almost exclusively to boys interests (guns, grit, violence, sex, etc) because these are fun and lively elements that make for videogames, a 100% commercial and built-to-consumer media, work so well. If girl’s like them than right on, but the divide between male and female audience is always going to be a vastly wide scope— but there’s nothing wrong with that either. Again, boy’s interests are the foundation and model of most games, and there’s no way outside of this: we’ve all seen games designed towards female interests, and while they might be great they sure don’t reach even a tenth of intensity and excitement of masculine-action titles, and most gamers want that intensity in their titles.
      So yes: J-Nigri’s modeling is clearly targeted towards a male audience— because 98% of her audience is men. And because she can do what she loves while also making it commercial and successful, she gets to lead an amazing life—

      Ask me, I’d say you’re just some hater.

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

        >She has a successful career doing modeling. Doesn’t matter what skin she shows: she’s a model, and the job is to acquire the best pose/outfit as possible for the picture/event. If you’re critiquing her for using her body, a body that is highly sexual and desirable to 99% male viewers, as a “selling point,” than you clearly have no idea what modeling is or works, or, i suppose, have ever seen any magazine alike Vanity Fair or Vogue in your entire life. There’s nothing shallow about it: this is a proven method, and people enjoy this work, whether customers/viewers, photographers, and the models too.

        I believe you missed the point here. I have nothing against modeling itself. I’m sure there were plenty of vintage pin up girls that didn’t get into the porn industry, but it’s what she does when cosplaying that bothers me so much. She throws a pathetic excuse of clothing on, hardly covering herself, then claims to be posing as a particular character, when really… She just looks like a slut at a costume party on Halloween.

        >Two— I mean, you make me laugh. Yet another gamer who just “can’t wrap his head around why men, and boys/mens interest, are so predominant in gaming still!”
        Nobody is saying girl’s can’t be gamers anymore, but the point is that there will always be a divide.

        It has nothing to do with that. It has more to do with her knowledge of gaming itself being next to shit and blatantly exploiting her fans for money because she’s pretending to be something she’s not. That is what I have a problem with. She has all of these guys wrapped around her finger thinking she’s the “gamer nerd’s” dream girl when she’s just a fake distracting them with her body like some kind of succubus or something.

        Hell, many of them probably already know she lies about being a geek and shit, but they don’t even care because she shows them the “goods”, which is just sad. It doesn’t particularly matter if the “divide” is always there though… We already don’t have many girls that play video games in the world as it is. Do we really need girls faking the interest now too, just to get some guy’s rocks off?

        >Again, boy’s interests are the foundation and model of most games, and there’s no way outside of this: we’ve all seen games designed towards female interests, and while they might be great they sure don’t reach even a tenth of intensity and excitement of masculine-action titles, and most gamers want that intensity in their titles.

        Yeah, that certainly doesn’t sound like 90’s sexist talk right there. Nope.

        >So yes: J-Nigri’s modeling is clearly targeted towards a male audience— because 98% of her audience is men. And because she can do what she loves while also making it commercial and successful, she gets to lead an amazing life—

        Ask me, I’d you you’re just some hater.

        It doesn’t bother me that most of her audience consists of males. What bothers me is how she behaves and how her fanbase practically worships the ground she walks on while being none-the-wiser. It puts them in a rather terrible mindset if you ask me.

        When you have so many males surrounding a female like this, it makes it relatively difficult for any other female to break through that barrier since the male has now formed a particular ‘fantasy girl’ in his mind and she must meet certain prerequisites in order to be with him, first starting with the body. It’s like having an obsessive interest in an actress.

        You begin seeing women in a particular light, a superficial one, and will only accept a particular kind of woman from that point on. It raises the bar too high if you ask me. You’re not only hurting yourself when you set standards like this, but you’re also hurting the chances of a potential partner as well when you’re putting looks above personality, which is exactly what these guys are doing.

        So, yes, I may be a “hater”, but I have clear justification for how I behave.

        • almostautumn

          No, you don’t.

          Read over what you just wrote: all of this is extremely assumptive and judgemental B-S.

          Who the hell are you to say she’s not a gamer? Who are you to blame her for being successful and making it “difficult” for other models to break in (and feel free to provide a single piece of concrete evidence for this (I’ll spare you: there’s none for judgemental garbage))? Who are you to judge her body, when the girl clearly works hard to maintain it and, again, people admire and enjoy her for that? Who are you to judge those people that do admire her work, whether they think she’s rad or sexual or whatever they choose?

          You’re being just some pathetic teenage hipster who doesn’t like someone because they’re successful. Get over it, but more importantly get over yourself.

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

            You’re so delusional, it’s not even funny any more. This has absolutely nothing to do with her being successful. I actually know a handful of successful people (one being a teacher, another being an editor for a video game company, and a voice actor) and they haven’t given me a reason to dislike them for what they do.

            If you think I’m fabricating this shit, you’ve got your head buried so deep in the sand, you’re probably in China by now, man. It’s amazing how many people still have the wool over their eyes just because of her beauty and success. Man, I haven’t even went into the fact that she cheated on her fiance to get a sponsorship from Cherry Sauce Clothing and don’t even get me started on her “playing” those games she supposedly plays, leaving her fans to type with her boyfriend while she calls them “fucking idiots” and “pathetic geeks” behind their backs. Yeah, that’s the kind of person you’re defending.

            Or how about the e-mails you send to her “personal” e-mail address that aren’t even being replied by her? That’s right. Her father answers her e-mails, so it’s pretty funny when someone talks about getting all this “love” from her, when it was really her dad putting the hearts and stuff in the e-mail (which she has finally just now admitted to on her Facebook recently due to him bringing it to her attention that she was receiving more creepy e-mails, which is probably why she told everyone about it now to get people to calm down when e-mailing her since he’s viewing it).

            So yeah, you go ahead and keep the armour on Mr. White Knight. I’ll just kick back and laugh at you, and the others that think she’s really who she says she is just so people like you will defend her. You know, next time you want to defend something or someone… Find out who or what it is you’re really defending so you don’t make yourself out to look like an ignorant twat the next time.

            Thanks.

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

    There are still some minor edits here and there that need to be completed before release, but… I printed out the manuscript for volume 1 of Star Savior earlier today. At nearly 27,000 words, it comes out to 47 pages long. Of course, by the time the story is finished… It will be a bit more than that and it will add up :p

    Still, just felt like sharing with you guys in case you were curious about it. Think of it as a preview, I guess, haha.

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

        I have no idea what this is implying, lol.

        • HighBrowDrifter

          Lol, I saw your thumb and was like “Mhhh, Tetsuya seems to have well cared for nails”

          Most of the time I see someone’s hands….they’re in pretty bad condition (chewed off fingernails, torn skin, etc.).

          While I was reading your script, I suddenly saw that finger and remembered ” Oh!…I have a gif somewhere that would fit the occasion.”

          So yeah….that’s all.

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

            Oh, lol. Actually, it seems like a lot of people would remark on my nails in high school. I don’t know how those guys go around cutting their nails so short, they look like stubs or something.

            Even when I cut them as much as I can, there’s still about an inch or so left, so you can still see the nail. Overall though, yeah… I’d say I take care of myself. I’m kind of a clean freak when it comes to personal hygiene :p

            • HighBrowDrifter

              And that’s a good thing!….I find hygiene very important, considering it does not only affect you but also the one’s around you.

              I know that women (and probably some men alike) like to look at hands, much as they look at eyes, mouth, nose, etc. I personally wouldn’t want to be in public and have the ladies stare at my hands, thinking to themselves “Eeww, deine haende sind pffeuu!”……cause believe me, German girls loooove hands (lol, like it’s a fetish or something).

              Anywho, I am glad you think that way Tetsuya…it’s a rarity nowadays.

      • Kobracon

        Is that Nichijou??

        • HighBrowDrifter

          Ai ai Captain.

          • Kobracon

            Why don’t I remember this scene….there isn’t a new season or something is there?

            • HighBrowDrifter

              I am not quite certain. If I am not mistaken, the scene appears in episode 11. I hope they make season 2 soon.

  • Anime10121

    Vita! I choose you!!!
    http://youtu.be/V9HdJOmUzOM

    Got it! Thus completes my current console needs:)

    • Arcana Gear

      i’m still sad for your killing of the wallet-chan :<

    • Elvick

      Congrats~

    • TheExile285

      >Gets a Vita
      >Plays Pokemon music

      Lol dat irony xD

      • Elvick

        I have a Vulpix wallpaper on my Vita. And a Zelda one.

    • Gigus

      Awesome! Make sure you have PS+ to enjoy free games. Currently play soul sacrifice. I actually kinda like it.

      • Anime10121

        Got it around BF! Wasnt able to use it in time to get SS though :(

        • Gigus

          Aww well there’s always price drops XD. PS+ is a curse and a gift though lol. So many free games and price drops but what a huge backlog. I know I don’t have to play all of them but they were able to get in a handful of games I like for its igc library.

          • Anime10121

            Ikr! I have so many plus games already! Some I never woulda bought some I’ve thought about. Plus is just great! ESPECIALLY for the price I paid :)

  • Six

    Anyone else enjoying the lull between game releases before March? I know I am. Thankfully my only February purchase is already out of the way (LoS2).

    http://media.giphy.com/media/MWL7evUUaBvzi/giphy.gif

    • GhostNomad

      Hell yeah. I’m especially enjoying the extra free time because I can finally get around to some games I’ve been meaning to play for a looooong while :P

    • Gariya

      March is just too insane.

      Games, games everywhere.

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

        January and March are my big months so far. I’m hyped for Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin next month, for sure, but I’m getting Sengoku Basara 4 and Gundam Extreme VS Full Boost this month. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes comes in March, so that should be good too ^w^

        • Budgiecat

          J-Stars

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

            No stars is more like it.

            • Budgiecat

              What do you mean because Kenshiro is not revealed yet?

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

                Nah. I’m just not interested in that kind of game =3=

                • Budgiecat

                  that makes no sense didnt you play Jump! Ultimate Stars…

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

                    No. I’ve never played those games ._.

                    • Budgiecat

                      I knew there was something wrong with you…

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

                      no u

                    • Budgiecat

                      Why me? I played them. I’m the sane one here….

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

                      If you say so~

                    • Budgiecat

                      dont be like that. That open ended passive response is irritting

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

                      Stop pushing me and I won’t have to be that way :3

                    • Budgiecat

                      But if I don’t who will? Someone has to do it….

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

                      Lol

                    • Lelouch Vi Britannia

                      I own Jump Ultimate Stars for DS.

              • Gariya

                Fist of The North Star had a falling out with Shueisha last time I heard.

                So yeah, no Kenshiro in this game. As much as despairing it sounds.

                • Budgiecat

                  When was this? Before or after Ultimate Stars? Because he was in Famicom Jump I & II for NES, but not in Jump! Superstars but in Jump! Ultimate Stars….

                  • Gariya

                    After.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Source? Never heard of this

                    • Gariya

                      Well, I said “last time I heard”, so I could be wrong. I DO hope I’m wrong.

                      What I remember is someone from Arlong Park forums told about it and he backed it up by showing the latest edition volume/compilation of FoTNS being published by Shogakukan instead of Shueisha.

                      I might be able to dig through the forums for that post if you’re willing to wait.

                    • Budgiecat

                      But I thought the issue for him not being in Jump! Superstars was that HnK wasn’t owned by Shuesha anymore and by Jump! Ultimate Stars, they worked around that by allowing him to be in…

                    • Gariya

                      Oh, did they?

                      Kenshiro still has a chance to get in, then.

    • Budgiecat

      Just playing through my backlog. You dont have to buy every new game that comes out. They’re not going anywhere

      Anyways…..just popped in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Never Ending Tomorrow for PS2

      Damn this game sucks!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkhOgBnb9kg

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

        Dude, what? Never Ending Tomorrow was awesome. Well, in my opinion anyway, haha. I played the hell out of that game.

        It was really nice because they have a specific MSV mode, which is amazing~

        I really love the MSV stuff from SEED more than the SEED units themselves.

        • Budgiecat

          hate that lock on camera and the stupid HUD display though

          I think they should just localized this one or the Rengou vs Zaft instead

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNIfhy-0O0E

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

            Yeah, that was pretty dumb. It also pales in comparison to something like Rengou VS Z.A.F.T. II or EXVS, but still… I guess I just have a soft spot for the MSV material since it has hardly been touched on in games.

            • Budgiecat

              This game has some horrible slowdown!

      • Six

        I was speaking in general. March is a very crowded month.

        I’ll only be buying 2 games for sure in March. Others I’ll be waiting for reviews and/or price drops.

    • $61526767

      Lets see here.. Infamous, Dark Soul II (HYPE), BB CP (didn’t import the JP version). What else am I missing? I possibly couldn’t forget Bravely Default. Still at a loss for its battle system.. still learning..

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      It is nice. I am finally clearing some games finally. Though work and classes interfere a bit.

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

      Not surprising. Macross stuff always looks pretty good in anything, SDF especially.

      • Budgiecat

        I thought it was a movie remake. Its actually just for a slot machine game….

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

          Yeah. That’s Japan for you though.

          • Budgiecat

            sucks

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

              Why do you say that?

              • Budgiecat

                Because its obvious I’d rather a full movie remake than a stupid gambling machine game people will forget about in no time…them and their dumb ass backwards mentality…

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

                  Eh… I could do without a remake, honestly =3=

                  DYRL was nice and it looks fantastic on BD, but a remake? Nah, lol.

                  • Budgiecat

                    Well this is just even worse; some stupid throwaway slot machine crap. Weren’t you the one that said the other day that slot machine games often use throwaway sub par 2D imagery. This is obviously not the case ; whoever worked on this put in tremendous amount of effort and work.
                    And for what? They could have easily gotten away with 2D still shot screens or whatever. A slot machine is slot machine. People are still gonna play it regardless.
                    At the very least if you’re not going to make a movie remake then put all this into a console game using cel shaded 3D graphics to match the action scenes in this.

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

                      Yes, I did say that, because most of them do. However, it is not uncommon to see these movie sequences in the games as well, but the graphics for the GAMEPLAY are subpar at best. Also, again… It’s Macross.

                      They don’t really do anything half-assed when it comes to that series, I’ve noticed. Well, there are the games with the Hybrid Discs, but even those look kind of nice and play well for a glorified demo.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Nah…its pretty much fact that PS2 Macross wipes the floor of the PS3 Macross Hybrid game

                      And the VFX games were crap…also did not like M2 for Dreamcast…

                      But no really this pachislot game is the definition of overkill…

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

                      Well yeah, lol. Sega did an amazing job with that game and it set the standard for Macross games incredibly high since then. Not only was the gameplay itself very nice, but the controls were perfect, it was very authentic and played out the story perfectly, and all of the music was just icing on an already delicious cake.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Damn it…why the drop in quality when we moved to PS3? Not counting EVS (since that was honed in the arcades), but also A.C.E. series dropped in quality when we got A.C.E. R

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

                      Yeah, A.C.E. R controls were even worse than Gundam UC, lol. What the hell were they thinking? I don’t even.

                    • Budgiecat

                      And they went cheap on the cutscenes and pilot character models and no voice acting! The controls were so confusing whyyyy

                      Also, you ever play Real Robot Regiment for PS2? It was like a beat em up but with super robots. Longest cutscenes ever which made it annoying if you lost a boss battle and had to restart because you couldn’t skip them.
                      Dear game developers: STOP making unskippable cutscenes!

                      Also I’m still playing Gundam Seed and I got a 60 hit combo. Why the hell is the audio so bad in this game? I can barely hear what the people are saying during battle. And the melee is so clunky……agh..

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

                      Nah, I never played that game. You can adjust the audio in that game, but yeah… Don’t even complain about how cheesy that game is. Did you play the first Gundam Seed game for PS2?

                      The game just flat out ends after beating Yzak, who is apparently the final boss and I have no idea why… Lol. I still played it since it’s basically like one of those old arcade games where you just rack up a high score, but Never Ending Tomorrow is way better than that at least.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Nah I didnt bother I took one look at the preview screenshots and was like no way lol

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

                      It is pretty cheesy, lol.

    • Kobracon

      Ugh Macross…..sry its a personal thing.

      • Budgiecat

        elaborate? Or else I’ll assume you to be a Robotech fan…

        • Kobracon

          Oh neither. I am a mech guy first and foremost and I never liked the mech designs of Macross or the idea of it. The Gerwalk looks weird, and they all look the same. I prefer some variety in my mech shows ala super robot shows rather than all fighter jets. Like I said, a personal thing. I’m sure the shows are fine, I just don’t like the mechs.

    • LordKaiser

      Guys watch it but don’t buy it. Everytime you buy a western release you help Harmony Gold prevail and I need them and their monopoly to bite the dust.

      They released a re-subbed Macross with the original story intead of Robotech to get your money.

      As most of you know Robotech is a fabrication of 3 unrelated series slammed together with follow ups to tie them like Shadow Chronicles etc. It’s seen as a alternate universe like DC and Marvel comics. Pretty much like Voltron who is a fabrication.

      • Budgiecat

        This clip has nothing to do with Robotech though. These are a set of clips put together that were part of a Japanese only Macross Pachislot (slot machine game)

        Unless you just mean in general not to buy Robotech stuff, which I doubt anyone here does anyway..

        Still, it’s strange how Harmony Gold can hold onto a license for so long if the creators really dont want them to and have been fighting them in court…I mean, its been 30 years now…

        • LordKaiser

          It’s my general feelings about the situation. If it where not for Harmony Gold we may have more Macross localized stuff in the west but HG sucks too much in royalties.

          BTW I din’t watched all the clip. Youtube cause memory leaks on PS3 browser.

          I just hijaked your post.

          • Budgiecat

            okie

    • Lelouch Vi Britannia

      Have you seen Macross 7 yet. Its got good music for a 90’s Anime series. The main character is kind of a douche though.

      • Budgiecat

        yeah

  • new_tradition

    Just got through “rain” for PS3. I stumbled around and got stuck at a few bits, so it took me about 5 hours to get through the story. But for a game I spent $7.50 on, I quite enjoyed it.

    The graphics are wonderful and I loved the atmosphere, especially the silent 3rd person narration-I found that quite charming. I do admit I actually had a little trouble controlling an invisible character, but over-all managed well enough

    But I feel like I missed the deeper story….

    *SPOILERS*
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    I still don’t understand what the rainy night realm was. I could sort of go with the idea that those on the cusp of death could visit it and it could’ve just been a huge death analogy, but at the end the boy and the girl wake up fine.

    Thoughts?

    EDIT: Owait, I just read that collecting those Memories gives more insight. Okay, never mind, I’ll try to figure it out later xD

    • Gigus

      Good to hear you enjoyed it. I haven’t played it yet due to a corrupt file in my ps3 but all is good. You paid what?! 7.50?! U should really be a plus member now. I only spent 5.75 for rain and puppeteer.

      • new_tradition

        Haha, I know! It might have been worth just buying a month’s sub-I’m sure the discounts for this sale would’ve paid off xD

        • Gigus

          You should’ve bought a sub during the holiday sale XD. I also have 3 months free due to a summer promo lol. I’m still on the fence on getting p4 arena ultimate edition though. Its not that im out of money to purchase it its because i have a huge backlog due to ps+ and its insane price drops. >.<

    • Budgiecat

      I can’t believe games like this and Xillia are $10 and under and meanwhile Nintendo wants you to pay premium prices for archaic games with no cross buy over at their eShp

      • new_tradition

        Xillia’s 10 with Plus, but I get what you mean.

        Nintendo lost me with charging taxes, though. I thought there was some loop hole to taxes by buying digitally, but I guess not >_>

        • Budgiecat

          Yeah it sucks. I bought my friend a $20 Nintendo eShop gift card and we thought we’d be able to get Mega Man 2 and NES Remix combined with it but no…

        • GhostNomad

          Taxes on the eshop bug the hell out of me, especially when they only sell $20, $35, and $50 cards and the lowest funding option if you put a credit/debit card on your account is $10.

      • Lelouch Vi Britannia

        Thats bullschlaka.

      • Elvick

        Nintendo is ridiculous with their online store and classic game pricing. I think PSone Classics and PS2 Classics on PSN are fairly priced. (apart from the odd $10 PSone game)

        But I look at the Virtual Console and just don’t want to bother because it feels like too much for how old the games are.

        And then you throw in sales on NEW games… and it’s like, :

        sidenote; Classics on PSN should go on sale more often… I don’t remember the last time they have.

        • Budgiecat

          They went on sale Halloween I got Fatal Frame PS2 games for $5 each

          • Elvick

            Neat

  • Kobracon

    Kill La Kill check! Is it still awesome? CHECK+

    • DarkLegacy

      You haven’t watched Kill La Kill?

      • Kobracon

        Not sure how my post came across as that….but HELL YES I watched it! Been there since day one! Just checking in to tell everyone that its still awesome :D

        • DarkLegacy

          Yep. That show is awesome :D

  • bloodiOS

    John Rhee’s Liege is coming along quite nicely~~

    • TheExile285

      This was not on my radar. Looks nice.

  • Nice Boat
    • shogunknight

      Whoa, nice dante costume. Must be masamune date of Sengoku basara

    • GhostNomad

      Aaaaaaaaaand now I need it.

    • Six

      I kind of want this game now. What are the chances of Capcom localizing it?

      • 罪罰

        30% chance

    • PrinceHeir

      they also have Vergil costume on this ^^

      http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wmDAE_VnEI4/UqN9W2xIMVI/AAAAAAAACJI/1NOa2t1KMAM/s1600/Mitsunari%2BDLC.jpg

      looks like the Dante costume is from DMC1 and he’s using Alastor instead of Rebellion :P

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

      Man… All of my why? I think I’ll stick to this DLC for Date, thanks.

    • new_tradition

      Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! <3

      If this makes it on PSN I might have to buy some Japanese yen cards.

      (I hope Yukimura gets some Nero DLC, maybe Magoichi could be Lady?)

      • Nice Boat

        Nero would be quite fitting since they have the same voice actors. Also, the female ninja could have a Trish outfit

        • new_tradition

          Kasuga’s not playable in SB4, though :/

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

            Neither is Kenshin, lol.

            • new_tradition

              Lol, don’t remind me. I’m still pouty about that xD

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

                Yeah, I have a friend that is also. I have to rub it in his face though. He gave me grief about not having Nagamasa or Hanbei through SB3 and SB3U ;w;

                Well, now I do, so YEAH!

                • new_tradition

                  I’m really excited to try out Hanbei and Nagamasa. Not to mention Sasuke and Kojuuro <3

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

                    Try out? Oh, you didn’t play SB2H?

                    • new_tradition

                      Nah, just SB3 in English. I wanted to buy the HD collection, but I remember reading some comments saying it was hard going back from SB3’s gameplay

                  • Kobracon

                    I can’t WAIT to play Nagamasa and Hideyoshi again. God Hideyoshi was so fun in SB2H

    • Kobracon

      HAH! Oh man they went the extra mile XD Oh this brings back memories from the first Basara where Masamune’s joke weapon was 6 Alistairs. This is gonna be awesome!

  • Six

    Nearly 90 minutes into Tales of Xillia before I lost all interest. It must be a new record! I really should quit buying these things. I could have bought Enslaved and Crysis 3 with that money. :P

    Also, has anyone here played Bujingai: The Forsaken City for the PS2? I saw some videos of it on YouTube and it looks pretty cool.

    • kirby755

      1) Seriously about Xilla, its was awesome.
      2) I played Bujingai: The Forsaken City it is an interesting game, Sadly short, but really fun to play there. Plus its freaking Gackt Costume in the game.

    • 罪罰

      >crisis 3
      >enslaved
      Enslaved was alright.

      • Six

        Thanks, now I remember that creepy sex scene.

        • 罪罰

          Lovely morning isn’t it?
          Perfect to play videogames.

          • Six
            • 罪罰

              so watchu didn’t like about Tales of Animayllia?

              • Six

                The characters and the writting. Gameplay is solid and the graphics are nice, but every time someone opened their mouth I could feel my eyes rolling into the back of my head.

                It reminded me why I like the Souls games so much. They don’t hold you down and dump dialogue and made-up words down your throat like “mana-lobe” and “spriyx”.

                I can see the appeal of a very story-focused game, but one thing I love about, say, Bethesda RPGs is that if I don’t give a fuck about whatever the story wants me to do, I can go walk off in the opposite direction and dick around for 200 hours.

                • 罪罰

                  I usually turn my brain off when I play those games, the gameplay gets really wacky and combo loco at the end.

                  • Six

                    I wish they’d make the movement during combat free-roaming instead of the line you move in. I know you can hold down a button, but I think something like Star Ocean would be better.

                    That new Tales game looks like it’s getting rid of battle transitions, so it might have something like that.

  • Six

    While I enjoyed Lords of Shadow and I’m eagerly anticipating the sequel, I miss a lot of things about the previous games, like the music and artwork.

    Castlevania used to be classy and beautiful, and while Mercury Steam has great artists, Lords of Shadow just doesn’t have that flair.

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzelh1bW991rnxe6ho1_500.jpg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmtdJdf5dmQ

    Makes me want a Platinum-developed Castlevania with input from IGA. I could only imagine that a PG Castlevania title would be more like Lament of Innocence and Curse of Darkness when it comes to style, and less like the grim-dark stuff the franchise has become.

    • PrinceHeir

      agree.

      Lament of Innocence and Curse of Darkness are the best 3D Castlevania games ever.

      they really nailed the transition from 2D to 3D.

      what they need is more varied environments, no more copy pasting dungeons(i don’t mind it at all, but not every 3 floors being the same)

      heck the story is even amazing and it really showed how the clan started all these years.

      i would love another IGA 3D Game with Platinum. make it like DMC1 where the setting is in gothic castles with tons of devils, shadows, wolfs, monsters lurking at every corner.

      • Six

        The biggest weakness that Innocence and Darkness have, in my opinion, is the gameplay. It’s good, but it could be so much better in the right hands.

        I’d kill for a PG developed Casltevania title. While Lords of Shadow had solid gameplay (LoS2 looks much better) I think PG could do things with whip-based gameplay beyond basing it off of God of War.

        With the Lords of Shadow series coming to an end next month, it’ll be really interesting to see where it is taken next.

    • Elvick

      I wish Ubisoft could work on one.

      Could you imagine how sexy a Castlevania would look on the UbiArt Framework?

      They could probably actually bring that art design to life.

      I miss Metroidvania games in the series. I don’t mind LoS, but… they should have kept the 2D games alive. Instead they turned LoS into 2D. |:

      • Six

        Ubisoft has said they are exploring the possibility of licensing the engine, so it would be nice if Konami threw some money IGA’s way and let him have a go with it.

        But then he wouldn’t be able to reuse all those old sprites. :P

        One idea that I’m fond of is letting Vanillaware have a go at it. Muramasa Rebirth and Dragon’s Crown are gorgeous games, and I’m sure they’d cost peanuts to contract for work.

      • Budgiecat

        Thats what I want.I want a 3D CV game that brings that cover art to life.

        Should be finally possible now with 8th gen technology

        • Elvick

          That’d be hawt too.

          Just seeing that art in motion. 3D or 2D, would be a sight.

  • True Gamer

    Man I’ve been playing DCUO intensely on the PS4. Its so much smoother and looks cleaner. Honestly, not trying to compare it to World of War Craft, but I can see why players on the PC indulge so much of their time into the game. These raids are crazy lol. But on a side note, does anyone know if there will be a second season to Attack on Titan?

    • Elvick

      I wish you could unlock the trophies with it without a subscription.

      I mean, if you buy some DLC that should be enough to unlock the trophies IMO. Oh well.

      I made a character and need to get back into it. All I really did was get out of the tutorial area, which was way harder/longer than it was in the beta.

      • True Gamer

        I started playing on the PS3 and I couldn’t take all the lag and freezing it was doing to my system. But on the PS4 its extremely enjoyable. The way they improved it made me come back.

        I agree entirely with the trophy system. But after a while I just did not care anymore. However, with all of the work I put into the game I would like to see a notification every now and then. But check this out. They are adding new power to the game. Its the Red Lantern power pack. If anything that should bring you back into the game haha

  • DarthBrian

    If anyway wants to know one of the many reason why I think J.J. Abrams is one of the worst possible choices to direct the next Star Wars movie, I direct you to a new article from The Wrap:

    http://www.thewrap.com/j-j-abrams-says-star-wars-episode-vii-script-done-confirms-jesse-plemons-talks/


    ‘He was also asked about whether he’d like to shoot the new films in IMAX, and said he plans to shoot “Episode VII” on film.

    “In the right situation I would,” like to shoot in IMAX, he said.
    “The problem with IMAX is it’s a very loud camera. It’s a very
    unreliable camera. Only so much film can be in the camera. You can’t
    really do intimate scenes with it. It’s slow. They break down often.
    Having said that, they’re working on digital versions of these and so
    there may be a version one day. But we’re going to be shooting this next
    movie on film.”’

    He’s shooting on film so he can put in his stupid anamorphic lens flares. The kinds he likes to put in his movies can’t be done with digital cameras so he’s shooting on film so he can stick a bunch of crappy lens flares in his movies and ruin Star Wars the same way he ruined Star Trek.

    J.J. is a moron. >_<

    • Six

      I’m trying to be an optimist about this, but as a Star Wars fan I should know better by now. :P

    • True Gamer

      Personally, I enjoyed what Abrams has done with Star Trek. I am excited to see what he does with Star Wars. But to be honest J.J. Abrams Star Trek was the first Star Trek I ever saw. I never was interested in the series or films until I saw Abrams version. However, I saw all of the Star Wars movies, but I remain optimistic

      • Budgiecat

        It wasn’t the first Star Trek movie I saw but I still enjoyed it…

    • 罪罰

      who cares about star wars

      • DarthBrian

        Did you see what my user name is? >_>

        • 罪罰

          Brian.

          • DarthBrian

            lol

      • Six

        the fuck you say

        • 罪罰

          Episode 1-3 were fucking dumb, shit died there.
          4-6 are the things that matter.

          • Six

            …yeah, I can’t really argue with that.

            But I’d like to think that episode 7 can’t possibly be as bad as the prequel stuff.

            • 罪罰

              I’ll give him a benefit of a doubt to J.J. though Star Wars films have a lot to live for and many people are not accepting a new director or new trilogy so some just stopped caring.

              • 罪罰

                woah de ja vu

      • bloodiOS

        Well, since you obviously don’t, why hijack the post?

        • 罪罰

          being happy go lucky agreeing all the time is boring. At least being a douche it can spark more conversation and discussion.

          • bloodiOS

            Because properly presenting your argument against the OP wouldn’t be enough to spark a conversation, so you starts it off with a douchy remark. Sounds legit…

            • 罪罰

              I never do that, that’s boring.

    • Gariya

      But he already said he won’t put in as much as lens flare on his movie from now on, thanks to his wife’s feedback.

      • DarthBrian

        ‘as much’ implies there will be some and that is too much.

  • bloodiOS

    So after having stayed silent for a good while, two days ago, fans finally got an answer from Fuzzyeyes Entertainment (via Facebook) regarding the progress on Edge of Twilight. The steampunk action-adventure title, due to be released last summer for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, is currently still in development… for ADDITIONAL platforms! (I assume that it implies an expansion to 8th-gen consoles.)

    • Elvick

      Makes sense, can’t finish a game on two platforms in a timely fashion, so add more. :D

      • bloodiOS

        I know, right? *SMH*

    • Six

      I can’t believe this is still a thing.

      I figure if it ever does come out it’ll be horrible. Though I’d love to be wrong. A steampunk action game sounds right up my ally.

  • Elvick

    Finished Digimon Frontier. Awesome ending.

    Not sure if I’m going to finish Xros Wars now, or go switch it up with some Monster Rancher.

    Oh, and I’m playing Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD. It’s nice to play the game again. Though I found the base game more fun on Vita. Then again, I find playing PS3 not as fun as Vita… or PS4 now. So that’s probably it.

    But they’ve removed some things that were tedious or annoying in Liberation on Vita. Like, one section where you have to run out of a place with AI following you. They just took that out.

    And circle for stealing >>>>>>>>>> the horrible use of rear touch on Vita.

    I love the rear touch pad, but it was used horribly in AC3: Liberation. Could barely get stealing to work. (still makes me sad that the game had a 3 tacked onto it when it was on Vita… but now that it’s been ported it’s it’s “own” game…)

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Skipping Data Squad?

      • Elvick

        The complete DVD set isn’t out yet. I’m waiting for that.

  • bloodiOS

    Only seven more volumes of Spice and Wolf left…

    • 罪罰

      I hope his VN is accepted in Steam, looks fun.

      • bloodiOS

        Had to do some quick search. Hmm, not sure what to think about it just yet but if it gets greenlit, I’ll support it (even if I have to install Steam…) Would be great if it ends up on GOG, too…

  • Elvick
  • Luna Kazemaru

    http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/56737/blog/senran-kagura-burst-is-damaging-the-industry-heres-how-to-stop-it/
    My sides….just went to space…hahaa..I don’t think their coming back. Should i call a doctor?

    • Elvick

      The opening alone… I think my brain is melting.

      edit;
      “I wrote this in a previous of ONM” … dat proof reading

    • 罪罰

      senran kagura is fun, fuck da uk.

    • kirby755

      That was the most idiotic thing I read, usually I don’t like to argue but that was sad.

      • Luna Kazemaru

        he is butthurt atm everyone on gamefaqs is ripping on him and over twitter

        • kirby755

          Well he needs to know that his whole arguement was pointless.

    • Anime10121

      Cant believe people get paid for dreck like that…smh :(

      • Luna Kazemaru

        I think we know the real problem

    • Six

      That was rage inducing. Holy fucking shit.

      I will now be sure to buy every single SK game day one.

      • Luna Kazemaru

        Buying more for my buddies

        • Six

          I love the mentality some of these people have. Just because they find it offensive they think it needs to go away.

          Call of Duty and Battlefield are hurting the industry way more than a tasteless 3DS beat’em up.

          • Luna Kazemaru

            but call of duty and battlefield are clearly the gods of the industry!!!

            • Budgiecat

              Nah I think Candy Crush, Angry Birds and Puzzle & Dragons are going to take that title now lol

            • Six

              Battlefield 4 has done more damage to this industry than every single pervy, fan-servicey game combined.

          • Elvick

            But the wider audience knows what Call of Duty is.

            Niche content that barely anyone knows exists is ruining the industry! Not pop-culture induced, high selling content!

            Down with the less than million sellers!

            • Six

              I love how it’s always the niche Japanese stuff that is ruining the industry.

              Dragon’s Crown, Killer is Dead, Senran Kagura.

              Nah, it’s never EA that is ruining things. It’s fucking Grasshopper or Team Ninja.

              • Luna Kazemaru

                WE ARE KILLING THE INDUSTRY EVEN THO WE DON’T EVEN MAKE OVER 600k IN SALES AND ARE UNKNOWN TO THE CASUAL MASSES!

              • Elvick

                I think my main problem with these people is that they seem to think women or girls are so incapable of viewing media any other way than “I don’t look that good, poor me. *puts finger in throat*”

                I mean… do they give women/girls any credit at all? I don’t think that they do.

                I’m sure most healthy people are capable of moving it along when a game like this crosses their path. Not spinning into a spiral of depression, self loathing and such.

                I mean sheesh. It’s a video game at the end of the day.

                Anyone who IS affected by a video game and it’s art design… well, they’ve got problems that aren’t the game’s fault.

                • Budgiecat

                  Why aren’t they slamming Barbie dolls? Those were the originators of unrealistic female proportions….

                • Six

                  It’s all about clicks. None of these people are interested in having a serious discussion about the portrayal of women in the media.

                  They post bullshit articles that get everyone riled up, then they retreat back into their Twitter echo chambers and play the victim card.

                  • Luna Kazemaru

                    that and thumbr or w/e

                    • Six

                      You better check your privilege!

                    • Luna Kazemaru

                      you are going to make me post that part from the helsing abridge video.

                  • Elvick

                    I know… it’s just sad.

                    Why is everything always about getting hits? Bleh.

                    And sites with the pages bullshit are the worst at it.

                    On the plus side, I know now to never visit the site. :D

                    • Six

                      My biggest concern is that eventually one of these sites is going to manage to get a game pulled.

                      How are they going to react with Shinovi Versus is inevitably localized?

          • kirby755

            Oh god there’s about to be another semi-serious discussion. Hit the Deck!!!!

    • bloodiOS

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

      I lol’d. You don’t go against hometown though. This dude is fucking crazy to go picking a battle with Senran Kagura fans.

      The people I have met that love the game really love the game, so if you start to badmouth it, they’re quick to fuck your shit up, lol. Still, if he’s going to take this tone with that game, then maybe he should go talk about how violent video games are corrupting our minds or some shit.

      Good grief.

      • Luna Kazemaru

        why talk about violent video games remember they cause no harm at all and they clearly did not put last gen in a while spiral of nothing but violents and fps over saturation

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

          Just reminds me of a lot of shit Jack Thompson used to talk about, years ago, just from the other end of the spectrum. People always want to pick apart video games and talk about the women being degraded and objectified or how games like GTA are making us violent.

          • Luna Kazemaru

            yeah no fun allowed now

            • Six

              Fun? What do you think these are, games? :P

              • 罪罰

                they are sex

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

                  Video games =/= sex

              • Luna Kazemaru

                a hollow shadow of the true self

    • Nice Boat

      Is that guy real?

      http://i.imgur.com/Y3xwZ.gif

      • Luna Kazemaru

        very real

    • Kobracon

      PFFTHAH! That article was trash. No mention at all of the game was fun or not or how exactly it played, just 2 pages of the writers fixation on the girls. Maybe hes the one with a problem

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

        I linked the article to a friend of mine and he immediately replied back with, “This dude looks like a beta fgt.”, lol. The games themselves don’t even sell enough to cause any damage. It all goes back to this whole, “Violent video games make us violent.” mentality, which is just bullshit.

        If these games are destroying the industry, and I’m becoming more violent when playing violent video games, then I want to become motherfucking Batman from watching a Batman movie.

      • Luna Kazemaru

        Clearly click bait to most at this point

    • adhesive

      I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

  • mesul6anme
  • 罪罰

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy0E-1MD0bw
    who here likes IENFERNOU CEPHUE!?

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

      Sorry, lol. I’m still trying to wrap my head around why everyone treats Trigger like a godsend to anime @w@

      • 罪罰

        They pay their taxes, of course.

    • Six

      Truly the gold standard for animation.

      Makes Redline look like it was made with construction paper.

    • Elvick

      Based on that, not me.

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

        It’s the shovelware of anime.

  • Six
    • Elvick

      So hawt

  • bloodiOS

    http://a.pomf.se/wnvdus.html

  • Six

    I hope one day Japan has a boom in indie game development like the west.

    Western indie devs have given us things like Hotline Miami, Thomas Was Alone, Limbo, Minecraft, The Stanley Parable and Papers, Please.

    The thought of what an indie scene in Japan could offer gets me salivating.

    • Budgiecat

      not happening. Many older Japanese developers state that there is a decline in interest from younger generation to get into game development…

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

        Not to mention… There were a shitload of JP indie games on the 360 marketplace, but he just completely ignored them, lol.

        • Budgiecat

          someone’s typing a response..

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

            Yeah. Back when I had a JP 360, I remember cycling through the marketplace and there were just so many awkward indie games. A lot of them were VNs though.

            Still, there were some other really odd ones in there too… Like obvious Zelda ripoffs and shit. There had to be 50+ though.

            • Budgiecat

              Yeah there’s a reason Six is not too familiar with them..

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

                Oh? What reason might this be? (´・_・`)

                • Budgiecat

                  pretty much what you already explained

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

                    Oh, I see.

        • Six

          Can you name a few? I’m not familiar with any.

      • Gariya

        And it shows. Unfortunately.

        • Six

          Makes you wonder how bad things could end up getting once the old guard starts to retire or pass on.

          • Gariya

            I’ve always been wondering about that.

            The big shots, they’re now in either 40s or 50s. You like it or not, one day they WILL stop making video game. And these days, I never see any young/rookie developer from Japan who managed to make names for themselves.

            • Six

              It’s definitely troubling.

              Which is why I really wish these companies would start fostering indie development. The little guys of today could be the Kojimas and Miyamotos of tomorrow.

              • Budgiecat

                Inafune tried to open a school Had some videos on it online. He kinda berates them from time to time for not having original and inspiring ideas lol

                • Gariya

                  Sometimes I wonder if Platinum Games should also be an institute to teach game development for the younger generation.

                  I mean, it’s a studio full of former golden age Capcom/Clover Studio employees, amazing teachers there.

                  • Six

                    Nintendo would be another studio that would be perfect for that.

    • Elvick

      Well, that’s what PlayStation C.A.M.P. and it’s games basically are.

      So, rain, Open Me!, Trash Panic, Echochrome, Tokyo Jungle… and stuff like that.

      Granted it’s Sony exclusive, for obvious reasons. It’s something, and there are some very spiff ones.

  • Gariya

    New screenshots and info of Ar Nosurge.

    http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/789/789729/

    • Budgiecat
      • Gariya

        PETTAN!

      • Kobracon

        0_0 Well….good to see it hasn’t changed at all. Just give me a better battle system than AT Qoga

        • Anime10121

          Kinda wander is that Jacqli/Mir because if it is YAY for my favorite Reivytail!

          • Kobracon

            I recall reading that this is a different world entirely. Songs still play a big role, but its no longer the Ar Tonelico world.

            • Anime10121

              Its not the same “world” but with Shurelia being there…

              • Kobracon

                Oh no kidding? Nice.

  • Six

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25805136

    Nintendo’s shares have dropped 18% since their forecast revision.

    Please understand, iwatalookingatbananas.jpg and all that

    • Gariya

      Please survive.

      • Six

        It’ll be very interesting to see what they do next. The dedicated handheld market is shrinking and the Wii U is a failure.

        They are still in a healthier position than Sony or Microsoft’s Xbox Division, so hopefully they’ll turn things around quickly.

        • Gariya

          “The dedicated handheld market is shrinking”

          3DS is doing very good, though.

          • Six

            Many people would argue that it’s doing “okay” at best. Isn’t it down year over year? And with the rate that mobile chips are advancing, it’s only going to get worse.

            Nintendo needs to make some drastic changes, starting with their relationships with third-party developers. Their first party IP cannot sustain a console on their own anymore.

          • Elvick

            But the development environment has been shrinking a lot. Particularly in the west. Even Japan is doing it now with once console/handheld series having mobile-only entries. With some of those developers (or rather publishers) avoiding handhelds all together.

            I mean, I don’t see Square Enix making a Deus Ex on either handheld. Yet there’s one on mobile. Just one example.

            I bet they’d love to move Bravely Default to mobile too.

            • Budgiecat

              Dont give them any ideas…what with that one Japanese lady spending close to $50,000 in one year on that Bravely Default browser game…

              Anyways, with the advancement of Western Indie titles, it doesn’t seem like game development is shrinking in the West.

              But it def is in the East.

              And this Mobage movement is equally depressing..

              • Elvick

                Well, indies are nice, but there are far more on mobile.

                Most of them, I’d say, it’s good that they’re only on mobile. Since the quality bar is much lower there… due to the ease of getting on there by comparison. :

                But, there are a lot of mobile games/developers I’d really like to see be on handhelds as well. Orange Pixel for example. Luckily one of their games (Gunslugs) comes out next month to Vita and another is coming to Vita (Heroes of Loot). (being ported by someone else though, which seems to be fairly popular even among PC indies)

                Can western indies replace the mid-tier games on handhelds though? Most don’t aim that high.

                • Budgiecat

                  There are more PC developers I’d like to see on consoles first.

                  Like, why isn’t DreadOut on PS4?

                  Why do the makers of Mobinagi Heroes (korean) so focused on just making MMO’s and why don’t they use those graphics and knowhow to make an offline story based JRPG for consoles? That would be cool.

                  And many others….

    • Budgiecat

      I wish we had to power to bitch slap some of these game company leaders

      http://data2.whicdn.com/images/25671053/black-cat-black-cats-cat-cat-claws-cat-paw-Favim.com-242281_large.jpg

      • Six

        Would be nice.

        Getting rid of Iwata would be a start. Shutting down Nintendo’s western teams was a stupid ass decision. Also letting the Wii slowly die off while ignoring games prime for localization.

        Oh, and wasting the Wii U’s entire year head-start because they under-estimated HD development.

    • bloodiOS

      From Reuters:

      Shares in Nintendo Co Ltd tumbled by nearly a fifth on Monday after it warned of a third straight year of operating losses, heaping pressure on the creator of "Super Mario" to abandon its policy of not licensing its software to rivals.

      Bayonetta 2 coming to PlayStation and Xbox in the future?

      • Six

        Holy shit I’d throw my Wii U out the fucking window.

        I don’t know how I’d feel about Nintendo going third party.

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

        Bayonetta 2 being Nintendo exclusive wasn’t a good idea from the beginning anyway, in my opinion. It completely alienated their fanbase and that game would look great in HD, but instead we get some watered down shit on last-gen hardware, lol.

        • Gariya

          Bayonetta 2 was canned. It was thanks to Nintendo Bayo 2 exists at all.

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

            It was also thanks to Nintendo that it doesn’t exist at all, so there’s that.

            • Gariya

              What?

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

                Nintendo saved it only to destroy it anyway. A lot of good they did, lol. There’s no point in praising them for what they did since they just took one step forward, then took one step back.

                • 罪罰

                  Dancing salsa with the investors. Genius!

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

                    Mmm… Salsa.

          • Elvick

            It shouldn’t have been cancelled though. Sega should have continued with it. The first game sold over a million and had insane amounts of critical success.

            They didn’t cancel the localization of Anarchy Reigns, yet they don’t make Bayonetta 2?

            Yeah no…

            I mean, great that Nintendid what Sega won’t… but people kind of skate over Sega’s failure to not do it themselves.

          • Budgiecat

            That was mostly Sega just being dumb as usual though

      • Gariya

        Well, damn.

      • 罪罰

        Xenoblade 2 on PS4, bonkers ensued though I wish the best for Nintendo.

    • new_tradition

      Ouch. I never really got into their 1st Party games (I’m someone that never played a Zelda game, for example), so I don’t feel like buying a Wii U yet, if at all :/

  • 罪罰

    Noragami is great, adaptation from Bones. Can’t go wrong with that. Funny characters and interesting plot.

  • bloodiOS

    This was the first and still is the most memorable theme song from Yu-Gi-Oh! for me (none of my friends even freaking know that the 1998 version exists…)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66AGzgq9tPU&html5=True

    • Budgiecat

      I liked how Yu-Gi-Oh started (Manga) idea wise, but I dont like what it eventually evolved (or devolved) to

      • bloodiOS

        I know, right? When I bought and read the first volume it was just so damn interesting! And then it started going on and on about Duel Monsters…

        • Nice Boat

          Hey at least the final arc was very different

  • bloodiOS

    Say, what is currently the post popular trading card game in Japan?

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Probably Yugioh, Pokemon, or Vanguard.

  • bloodiOS

    A trailer for Magi: A New World has been released.

    • Budgiecat

      great another Japan only region locked game thats handheld only.

      Is it any wonder these developers probably never even once thought “hey lets make this for the Wii U”

      lol nope

  • bloodiOS

    There are 46 days left until Ar no Surge is released and there isn’t even a single trailer to be seen… what the fuck?

    • Elvick

      hawt art tho

    • Budgiecat

      sign of a crap game

    • Gigus

      Is this a game?

    • new_tradition

      Erk, don’t wanna jinx it, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it got pushed back >.<

      • Gariya

        It already did.

        • new_tradition

          Eh?

          EDIT: Oh, I see.

          Then I dunno whats up xD

    • Anime10121

      At least we got that gameplay demonstration…

      But oh lawd somebody has GOT to localize this!

    • Kobracon

      I NEED to hear the music…..

  • bloodiOS

    Are you excited? Should we be excited?

    http://www.trademarkia.com/the-seeds-of-salvation-86165970.html

  • Elvick

    I’m enjoying the show itself (the dub), but lawd is the opening unbearable in English.

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

    • Gariya

      Tecmo Koei needs to make a new Monster Rancher.

      Creating monsters through disc was fun.

      • Budgiecat

        With Fatal Frame graphics

      • Elvick

        I never got to play the games, but remember seeing a bit of the show back in the day and liking it. It came out on DVD recently (the first season anyway) and I figured I’d get it.

        And I don’t remember the theme song at all… if I did, I would have probably second guessed if my memory of the show was right about liking it. Or if it was a Cardcaptors situation.

        Though thank goodness my mind held onto the horrible butchered dub of Cardcaptors, the original Cardcaptor Sakura is my favorite anime… wish it’d be re-released. ;_;

        • Budgiecat

          wasnt there like 2 horrible Nintendo DS games based on Cardcaptor Sakura

          • Elvick

            *shrug* I know there was some PS2 games.

            • Budgiecat

              Well these NDS games were sooo bad I remember cause they used 2D character models and moved them around the screen without any animation so itt looked like cardboard puppets lol

    • new_tradition

      I remember watching this on tv when I was younger. I can’t remember much but I think I liked it well enough.

      I do remember something about one character’s father was actually a big baddy, but I don’t think the show ended there…

      • Elvick

        Yup, it was kind of obvious. I didn’t remember that part, but it was pretty clear that’s where things were going.

        I’m sure there’s more to it than that, but I’m on Season 1 and so far it’s been about that.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Gosh, I remember watching some of this. It might have been what actually got me interested in the games. I’m a big fan of the games.

      • Elvick

        It holds up well I think. Almost done with season 1.

    • Anime10121

      It was kinda catchy to me :P

      • Elvick

        Eh, catchy doesn’t make it good. ;p

        • Anime10121

          True enough XD

  • bloodiOS

    So far, I’ve been enjoying Buddy Complex. Having mechs, time travel, and tons of actions in one show. Good stuffs.

    • Budgiecat

      How bout BuddyFight?

      • Elvick

        I like it. ):

        Despite the derpy name… and opening/ending songs.

    • Nice Boat
      • bloodiOS

        What happened there?

        • Nice Boat

          Just some comparisons about how Sunrise is releasing another mecha show using the same archetypes of main characters. Also

          https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BeTYkG1CQAEuqtT.jpg

          I’ve checked the series and it surprised how they even have the vicecaptain from SEED.

    • Kobracon

      WHOA new mech show?? Is it real or Super so far? I thought Nobunaga the Fool was the only new mech show this season.

    • Fainaru Luna

      Buddy Complex? Is that like Bromance gone too far? o_O lol

      • Nice Boat

        Wait until you see the “proposal scene”

  • Budgiecat
    • Gariya

      OPPAI!

  • McPoo

    Is the Circle Pad Pro XL worth the money? It’s £18.00 on Amazon, but it doesn’t seem to be compatible with a huge amount of games.

    I’d like it for Resident Evil: Revelations, but if I got one I’d likely end up getting Kingdom Hearts and MGS3 to use it with too. There’s an episodic first person horror game coming out too that apparently will support it, which looks interesting.

    Other than that though, not a huge amount. Are Nintendo still supporting it or is it one of their peripherals that they bring out and they just leave to disappear into the ether?

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Eh it really isn’t that useful. I have the original for my original 3DS but don’t use it much.

    • Anime10121

      Nope, I bought it for Kingdom Hearts and it actually plays better without it. For some odd reason using the the camera resets to the default position when you let go of the right stick… which basically makes its camera control useless.

    • $18114340

      It’s probably not worth it. Every single game designed to use it has to be designed to play without it, after all. I was thinking of getting one for Monster Hunter but I’m pretty sure it would be a waste of money. The number of games that support it is fairly small and isn’t really growing larger.

  • McPoo

    A second question – how much busier than normal will Disney World Florida be during Thanksgiving?

    I’ve got a holiday booked there for the end of October/ beginning of November as it’s my girlfriends 30th birthday, and she’s always wanted to go. I understand Thanksgiving is around that point, I don’t know much about how long people are on holiday for though, so if anyone knows if it’ll have a big impact on how busy the theme parks are, that’d be very handy :)

    And if anyone could recommend any restaurants in the Orlando area, it’d be much appreciated. Especially some sort of Man vs. Food style establishment ;)

    • Budgiecat

      Just play Disney Kinect, Disney Infinity or get Disney Magical World for 3DS and save your money….Disney is expensive!

      • McPoo

        You don’t need to tell me that! I mean, we got a fairly good deal but it’s still an expensive holiday!

        We were looking at a hotel outside the parks, but in the end found a deal that included park access, car rental, and accommodation in one of the Disney park hotels for 2 weeks that turned out to be cheaper. So we’ve tacked on some Universal tickets too and it’s about the same price.

        I think it stings me a bit more cos I’ve been a bunch of times already with my family when I was younger, whereas she’s never been and is desperate to go >.> Should be fun, although I’m looking forward to the food more than the attractions …

        • Budgiecat

          Bring me back some toys

          • McPoo

            I always assumed you were from America for some reason, is that not the case?

            Who’s your favourite character? I’ll bring you ONE toy back, you cheeky monkey.

            • Budgiecat

              Sora (Kingdom Hearts)

              • McPoo

                My girlfriend has a bunch of unopened Kingdom Hearts figurines taking up space in the spare bedroom, would you like them? I think she has a Sora.

                That’d save me buying you something from Disney too.

                • Budgiecat

                  nah nevermind

                  • McPoo

                    What about a photo of me on the log flume?

                    • Budgiecat

                      no thanks just get me a Mickey plushy

                    • McPoo

                      Sure thing, which era Mickey? My personal favourite is Steamboat Willie style, but I’ll take your preference into consideration too.

    • Gigus

      I’ve only been to Disney land in California but damn its expensive. I was enjoying it with the nieces and nephews but our experience was ruined by pre-pubecent tweens being idiots. Im really curious to know when humans started to devolve into monkeys. Hopefully your experience will be better than mine. I shoulda just booked the trip to hong kong and did the disney thing there.

      • McPoo

        Yeah I’ve been to the Anaheim ones too, it’s not really my sort of holiday in all honesty. I love Disney stuff and all, but it’s just too much queueing for rides for me, and I don’t even go on some of the bigger roller coasters >.>

        Still, it’s my girlfriends big birthday so it’s her choice of holiday. We then have 6 years to save for my 30th, and I get to choose where we go :p I’m thinking San Francisco, as it’s my favourite city that I’ve been to.

        • Gigus

          The only enjoyment I got from Anaheim was the joy the kids were having and space mountain. The teens making out and acting like monkeys pretty much ruined it XD. Just curious. Is ur girlfriend from the US? I’m still pretty much confused about ur location XD. Aren’t u from the UK. Off topic but happy new year man.

          • McPoo

            Happy New Year to you too :)

            We’re both in the UK, she’s never been to America before though and is desperate to see Disney World for her birthday, which is why we’re going. I’ve been a bunch of times before with family when I was younger.

            Yeah it’s a great place for kids, which is why I feel a bit weird that it’s just us going >.>

            • Gigus

              You guys will be fine XD. When I went to the Anaheim one I was surprised there were a handful of people that were their just by themselves. If your their for your girlfriend, the rides, and the food thats reason enough already. Im pretty sure you guys will have fun anyways XP

  • Budgiecat

    This game is quite difficult much more than SRW. Probably this, The Great Getter War for PS1, and Galaxy Express 999 for NDS are the toughest Anime based SRPGS I’ve played…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rlosb6oM5pY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfS8VQ7SmkM

    • Kobracon

      I recall I played a game called Brave Saga on the PS1 when I was a kid and that introduced me to all the wonderful Brave robots. Was it hard though? I never finished it actually.

      • Budgiecat

        Brave Wars 1 & 2 for PS1 were easier from what I remember..

        This one’s hard. Hard like:

        http://i.imgur.com/EK85qqv.gif

        • Kobracon

          Iiiiinteresting….will look them up for sure.

  • bloodiOS

    Hmm… I totally forgot that today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day… almost waste fuel driving all the way to the campus for nothing…

  • $18114340
    • Six

      That is incredibly pathetic.

      It’s becoming harder and harder to be an Xbox fan.

    • Gigus

      Well that’s marketing for you. Divide and conquer. If it the X1 had a price drop it would help.

      • 罪罰

        if it had no Kinect bullcrap.

        • Gigus

          To be honest I wouldn’t mind using some of the kinect features just for chating on skype cause I work overseas and cross video chat for gaming (if thats been implemented already). The only thing that bothers me is the DVR TV features. None of that TV stuff appeals to me cause I mostly use netflix and hulu. They also have to stop that stupid bs with third party services and Xbox live. I really do not understand why they won’t let xbox gamers use third party video/music service without a live sub. If they release a stripped (no tv/dvr feature) sku, I’ll gladly get an X1.

      • $18114340

        Yeah, I know, but it still feels so insincere. It definitely isn’t unprecedented that this sort of agreement between partners happens, and it seems to be working for Microsoft anyway. It’s not like anybody’s being forced into it. Still, to me at least these sorts of actions cast some cynicism on the entire point of Youtube videos in the first place.

        • Gigus

          Thats how marketing is XD The morals of marketing are very slim. But I really can’t argue with you though. I do agree ms needs to re-evaluate their marketing team after that mess at their X1 launch in the UK. *sigh*

    • Elvick

      It’s why I stopped watching youtubers.

      So fanboy-y and clearly persuaded by $$$$.

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

    I was trying to post this earlier, but the Free Forum wasn’t loading properly ;w;

    It seems Star Wars 1313 will never be a thing now. Disney pulled the plug on it recently. Sal should make an article for this since this post will probably be buried pretty quickly :p

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/01/20/star-wars-1313-trademark-abandoned-by-disney

    • Elvick

      Damn Disney.

      It looked good. Very good.

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

        I wouldn’t even call myself a Star Wars fan, but even I admit it did look quite good. I probably would have tried it.

  • bloodiOS

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

      This guy’s commentary is pretty funny actually, lol.

    • PrinceHeir

      game? :D

      • bloodiOS

        Seems to be a doujin game of some sorts.

        • PrinceHeir

          i can read the katakana and hiragana but not the kanji part.

          its something like “nobi no eobazeeto”

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

    So much truth in these, heh.

    I often wonder where that girl is that enjoys gaming as much as I do and
    sadly… She’s probably out there wondering where I am too ;w;

    http://kotaku.com/i-bought-my-boyfriend-call-of-duty-so-our-breakup-wi-1505255804

    • GhostNomad

      I dated a gamer girl once. At least, she presented herself as one. Turned out that she was just a CoD/BF chick. She broke up with me while I was deployed. The best part is that her reason for breaking up with me was that “Marines are cooler” (since you play as them in BF3) and she was moving to a different state to marry her friend’s friend (who’s a Marine).

      I have bad luck with women since I always seem to fall for the bad ones :P

      But on this topic, being in a relationship with a gamer wasn’t nearly as enjoyable as I would’ve thought. Pretty much everything became a competition and if I did good, she’d get upset that I did better than her. If I did bad, she’d get upset that I wasn’t good enough to help >.> Bottom line is just because you’re both gamers doesn’t mean it’ll work out well :D

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

        >Bottom line is just because you’re both gamers doesn’t mean it’ll work out well

        Of course! This applies to any interest though, haha. You both may enjoy reading, but if one spends more time reading than the other or reads different genres, then things can become complicated. Still, that’s a relationship for you.

        There’s really no avoiding that situation. Even the best of couples have their downs with their ups. I can’t say I’ve had very good luck with girls either though, heh.

        Granted, I’ve never actually been with a gamer girl before. All of the girlfriends I ever had, during my teenage years in high school, weren’t into video games, anime, or anything of the sort.

      • Gigus

        “Marines are cooler” Thats the stupidest reason I’ve ever heard to break up with someone XD. No offense to American troops, I just find their reasons ridiculously funny.

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

          Trust me… The reasons for breakups can be even stupider than that. Just off the top of my head, I’ve had a girlfriend break up with me for the following reasons:

          1. I chose my friends over her after she gave me an ultimatum to stop hanging out with them to spend my time, 24/7, with her

          2. She became jealous of me watching anime because she thought all anime was hentai and that I cared more about fictional girls than her, and she couldn’t “compete” with those standards

          3. She finds out I’m not religious, then says she can’t go out with me any more because her parents are Christian and told her she isn’t allowed to be with any non-believers

          • Gigus

            1 and 3 are debatable and not entirely stupid depending on the situation. I can relate to 1 and (especially) 3. I once dated a person who was religious and I had no choice but to respect their wishes. Not everything has to go your way all the time in relationships. Its always give and share not give and take XD. If you still think breaking up due to differences in religious beliefs is stupid its your opinion.

            I just find Ghostnomad’s ex’s reason from breaking up with him really funny cause any person with the right qualifications and determination can be a Marine. Even a person with bad intentions/habits can be a Marine if their good at hiding it.

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

              Well, she didn’t even know my friends. Plus, she brought this on me because I called her 15 minutes or so after I usually do because this friend I hadn’t seen in a couple of years was in town visiting me. Then she wants to give me an ultimatum?

              That’s not debatable, that’s a control freak. If you’re in a healthy relationship, neither party should be giving the other an ultimatum. As for the whole religious thing… I do believe it’s stupid when someone in the relationship is accepting of whatever religion their partner believes in, yet they are cast aside like a peon for not sharing that belief.

              The greatest thing about religion is being able to accept those around you that are either a believer or not. So, yes… It is about giving and sharing, and I realize things don’t always go my way in relationships, but that’s a two-way street.

              Things shouldn’t go their way all the time either. Plus, it wasn’t even so much that she was Christian, but the fact that she dumped me because her parents told her that she couldn’t date someone that wasn’t a Christian. Honestly, snipping that one in the bud maybe wasn’t such a bad thing.

              It was clear she wasn’t capable of thinking on her own if she was letting her parents dictate her feelings and tell her who she could and couldn’t date. It’s not as if we were living in a third world country where she would have been stoned for having a relationship with someone of a different religion or something, come on.

              So yeah, I honestly don’t think it has anything to do with my opinion as far as religious beliefs are concerned. It’s just simply not fair when one person accepts your beliefs and the other doesn’t accept your beliefs (or lack thereof).

              • Gigus

                lulz there was no need to explain your situations and convince me that your 3 statements are facts cause those are your experiences, not mine. Believe me, I can relate to what you’ve gone through. I just happened to experience those situations differently due to how I handled them. So their still opinions to me.
                If you disagree thats fine with me.

        • GhostNomad

          So I typed out this loooooooong message about all the stupid reasons I’ve been dumped for, but Disqus lagged or something and it never got posted >.>

          I am disappoint.

          Gonna type the more interesting ones out in a hurry because I don’t have the patience for the whole message :D

          Military guys in different branches tend to make fun of each other. The girlfriend in question had spent a lot of time around her friends who’d enlisted in the Marines and as such, she’d heard a few of the jokes. Those same jokes shaped her view on the Army, Navy, and Air Force, so that’s where that came from. Don’t get me wrong, I joke around with my buddies from the Chair Force pretty often but in the end of the day we respect each other.

          ON TO THE WAYS I’VE BEEN DUMPED!

          First one, my first actual girlfriend! She dumped me because I spent my first few paychecks on a guitar. I was 16/17 and teaching myself how to play guitar. I’d borrowed a guitar from a friend (was playing in his church band for practice) and felt confident enough to purchase my own guitar. Girlfriend wasn’t happy with that, especially when I was practicing guitar while she was busy hanging out with her friends.

          Next one, I got dumped by a girl in the church band because I wasn’t ‘feeling it’. To be fair, it’s not a very stupid reason since I wasn’t very religious and I was in the church mainly for the music, not for the whole worship thing. She’s happily married now and still singing for the church, so I suppose dumping me was a good choice on her part :P

          I was dumped because I refused to pay for my girlfriend’s friend’s plane ticket and hotel stay when the three of us decided to go to a convention in a nearby state.

          I was dumped because my car wasn’t fit for racing. The lady’s ex was a ‘street racer’ who lived with his parents and had no responsibilities so he sunk most of his money into his car. I had a somewhat sporty Honda (completely stock) but driving fast wasn’t my scene at the time so the car wasn’t meant to go much faster than 100MPH or so. I’m actually a little bitter about this one because the girlfriend really liked listening to me play guitar so she wanted me to teach her. I agreed and when I saw that she was serious enough about it, I gave her my first guitar (the one I’d been ironically dumped over a couple of years back!) as a gift. Few weeks later, I was dumped again >.> Didn’t want to be a dick and demand my gift back though, regardless of how much I loved that guitar.

          I was dumped because I got into a car accident (intoxicated driver slammed into me) when I was on my way to pick up my girlfriend and her friends. Apparently I was just making excuses and didn’t care if she got home safely <..>

          • Gigus

            Lulz u got some pretty dumb reasons XD. The sister one is pretty funny but its a debatable stupid one lol. Dumping u for a Marine is still extremely funny. You should ask her if she’ll still date a marine with a crack addiction lol. Off topic but happy new year man. Sorry I haven’t been updating u guys on any tee designs lately. Just been busy with the real world recently.

            • GhostNomad

              While the Marine with a crack addiction won’t be a Marine for very long, I get what you’re asking and the answer is yes she probably would. Title matters more to her than actual personality. At least that’s how she was when we used to talk. Not so sure now but I’m in no hurry to find out either :P

              And it’s all good. Happy new year to you too. We’ve all got shit to do.

    • Elvick

      I blame you for the time I will never get back.

      What a waste of time to read those. D;

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

        Time you could have spent making us sandwiches :/

        Back to the kitchen with you, woman!

        • Elvick

          I’m a man, but ok.

  • Ace

    Doooooooooooooooooooooooom

  • new_tradition

    Can anyone recommend me any anime or manga where the main character is a mother, father or at least some kind of guardian of sorts? I’m in the mood for familial bonds, especially from an adult’s perspective :3

    • bloodiOS

      My Girl by Sahara Mizu:

      http://www.batoto.net/comic/_/comics/my-girl-sahara-mizu-r2099

      • new_tradition

        I think I recognize the art style…

        Looks good, thanks ^^

    • $18114340

      Yotsuba&?

      • new_tradition

        Oh, I’ve been meaning to check this out. It’s not exactly what I was thinking, but feel good moments with children always makes me happy :3

    • nesfe

      The closest would be the anime series Usagi Drop. There is also an anime movie that released a year ago Ōkami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki, though it has a supernatural element.
      http://www.mangaupdates.com/image/i155591.png
      As for manga :
      Love so Life
      http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=39200

      Gakuen Babysitters
      http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=47550
      Enjoy ^^

  • Six
    • bloodiOS

      Now is the time to bring the main titles to the Vita, Takaki!

      • Luna Kazemaru

        I hope you are joking -_-

        • Six

          I know, right? I want them on PS3/PS4.

          • Luna Kazemaru

            I rater taka just stick to the plan of how he wanted I see no reason why he should change just because of some dumbass blogger

            • Six

              I would be shocked if anything actually changed because of this article.

              SK2 is still going to be a 3DS game.

              • Luna Kazemaru

                lol at chris rooke defenders atm

                • Six

                  I’m sure he is warm and cozy in his Twitter account while he gets brown-nosed by his echo chamber.

                  It’s what these people always do. They don’t want a discussion. They want a soapbox.

                  • Luna Kazemaru

                    well he got his soapbox with an echo chamber of idiots

              • Luna Kazemaru

                https://twitter.com/JosephHamm/status/425441852943507456 lol he clearly doesn’t know what a fucking Responding rt is

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

                  Lol. This is why I said you don’t mess with hometown.

                • Six

                  “Some Japanese game”. I love it.

                  It just helps highlight how stupid this whole thing is. I mean, he’s right. It’s just some Japanese game.

                  That is somehow destroying the industry.

                  • Luna Kazemaru

                    he most likely a cod player see i can be an ass wipe to lol

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

                      Pretty sure there are series which are actually manga fap material, lol. That’s cute how he thinks he knows anything about gaming though :3

        • bloodiOS

          Instead of hoping, you should’ve already known that I was indeed joking.

    • Budgiecat

      Why is this happening?

      I dont remember stuff like this happening in the 90’s or last decade…

  • Nice Boat

    FFX and X2 HD lacked this theme

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBpG3uBZo3c

  • Nice Boat
  • Six
    • kirby755

      Thanks for showing this, I would like to play the Demo again in English.

    • PrinceHeir

      good to hear ^^

    • Elvick

      Dern size.

  • Six

    https://twitter.com/XboxP3

    Phil Spencer continues to hype up Phantom Dust fans by changing his avatar to a copy of the game.

    It’s probably safe to say that Phantom Dust is coming to the Xbone.

    http://youronlinegames.net/Image/covers/phantom-dust/phantom-dust-cover223333.jpg

    • 罪罰

      Fu k i dont wanna buy n xbone

    • Budgiecat

      Why’d it skip the 360?

  • Gigus
    • Six

      Brothers is a great game. Every PS+ member needs to give it a try.

      • McPoo

        I got it in the Xmas live sale, I really loved it. I’d go as far as saying I enjoyed it as much as Journey, which I consider the epitome of artsy games.

      • Elvick

        I was going to buy it, but didn’t like the demo. So getting it from PS+ is nice.

    • new_tradition

      I saw it on sale on the EU PSN store, but I wasn’t digging the demo and controlling two characters at once :/

      • Gigus

        at least you get it for free if you have a NA account XD

      • McPoo

        It’s worth sticking with, you get used to the controls and they tie them into the story in a way I don’t think I’ve ever seen before.

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

    Hey cat, send me a friend invite on PSN sometime.

    NA PSN ID: TetsuyaHikari
    JP PSN ID: TetsuyaHikari_JP (for Full Boost online play)

    • McPoo

      Can I be your friend too?

      Me and Budgiecat often play games together, maybe you could join us on GTA Online? We could raise hell, break hearts and maybe even learn a little about ourselves in the process.

      • Budgiecat
        • McPoo

          We’re actually the first same sex interracial couple to get married on GTA Online. My avatar is an overweight Hispanic gentleman, while Budgiecats avatar is an overweight Hispanic gentleman.

          It was a beautiful ceremony, and once it was complete we drove around Los Santos on our BMX’s, bunny hopping onto parked cars, didn’t we dear?

          xox

  • Rikimaru

    So, anybody got an update on Final Fantasy XV?

    • Six

      It’s been renamed to Final Fantasy XIII-4: Lightning Strikes Back.

      • Rikimaru

        I thought it was renamed to Final Fantasy XIII-7 Thunder likes Lightning??????

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        xDD!!!

    • 罪罰

      please be excite

      • bloodiOS

  • Elvick

    While updating my 3DS, I again realized how much I hate Nintendo’s software. Good grief, does it have to make obnoxious noises while it does everything? Sheesh. The Wii was the same way. Bleh.

    I know I can turn the sound down, but geez. I just don’t see the point in the sound effects while updating.

  • 罪罰

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNTFh9sl0N8
    Feels good when you discover grorious nipon rock bands

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

      Pretty much how I felt when I found out about Sex Machineguns a few years back. X Japan was actually the first J-Rock group I ever got into during my teenage years, but I shifted to something more mellow as I got older. Still, I do enjoy listening to J-Rock from time to time… It just isn’t something I listen to all of the time like I used to, haha.

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

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Have any of you ever ate potted meat before?

    • Budgiecat

      Why? Are you making any for us?

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        I could! But no I’m wondering simply because I was curious.

  • McPoo

    Anyone else looking forward to Fable Anniversary next month?

    • Gigus

      Never been a fable enthusiast but I’m excited about their non fable project. Is fable HD still happening? I’m interested in jumping in if the money is available for an X1 purchase.

      • McPoo

        Fable HD? That’s Fable Anniversary, the HD update of Fable 1, for 360.

        • Gigus

          Really?! Wow two weeks of real world life has really affected my gaming news knowledge. I always thought it was for the X1 for some reason lol. Well I guess its time to go out and get another 360. *sigh* at least they’re cheaper now. I just hope this third one won’t overheat on me. Have u seen the model of the new 360? It looks bigger than the slim.

          • McPoo

            Nope not seen it, I’ve got the 360s I think, got it back in 2010 maybe? My launch 360 lasted about 4 years I think before dying on me.

            There is a new Fable coming to X1, think it’s called Legends or Heroes or something. It’s got a multiplayer focus though so I don’t think it’ll be like a traditional Fable. They’re also bringing a Fable collection to 360, with the HD remake, Fable 2 and 3 :)

            I’ve already got 3 on my HDD, and will probably just get the second one preowned from somewhere. Then I can go through the full trilogy, as I never played much of the original.

            • Gigus

              Awesome I’ll wait for the collection then.

    • Elvick

      Not really. May as well play the original, well Lost Chapters version on Xbox. It’s more quiet than my 360, and while playing it with a nice coat of paint would be great (especially if it’s as good as Halo Anniversary was)… I don’t think I can tolerate the noise. xP

  • icecoffemix

    It’s to be expected of Atlus but Conception II is confirmed to not have Japanese VA.

    sigh

    • bloodiOS

      At least it has VA, unlike the majority of Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time

      • icecoffemix

        Depending on how bad or good the VA is I probably will turn off voice.

        Because it’s that kind of game.

        • bloodiOS

          Nowadays, I can’t imagine English dubs being that bad. That said, in comparison to my peers, I’m generally less critical of English voice acting, but perhaps that’s just because the language isn’t my mother tongue.

          • icecoffemix

            I agree but the line they’re delivering for some game on particular genre could really make you cringe.

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

            With a game like this though… I can’t imagine an English dub being good. It’s probably going to make a lot of people laugh if anything, lol.

            • Budgiecat

              All the more reason to leave it on…

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Of course not, they usually don’t.

    • Elvick

      I wish they’d do the DLC thing again. Even if it’s not free, it’s at least something. I know there’s some additional cost so…

      I don’t know if that would work for the eShop or not though.

    • PrinceHeir

      that sucks :

      they’re stubborn really. they had multiple chance to jump the bandwagon and charged it on DLC.

      heck Catherine was their perfect opportunity and they blew it. they even blew it by not adding a reversible “Katherine” cover(really that didn’t cross their minds when they saw the game?)

      at least Deep Silver being cool and added it on the EU. shame they didn’t add the JPN voice.

      expected Persona 5 will only be english, i wish other companies would localize Atlus JPN games like NIS and Xseed.

  • Six

    http://www.nowgamer.com/features/2246174/nintendo_isnt_the_problem_you_are.html

    The Wii U’s failure isn’t Nintendo’s fault, it’s OURS! :P

    • $18114340

      While I don’t necessarily agree with the way it is written, I can understand where the sentiment comes from and I do think there’s something to be said for the fact that an article like this exists in the first place. I think stuff like this only gets written in response to the deafening roar of “criticism” against Nintendo, criticism that I feel isn’t always correct and is often incredibly illogical (such as the repeated suggestions that Nintendo should ditch consoles for mobile).

      That being said, writing like this serves only to exacerbate the problem by becoming precisely an example of the issue it supposedly seeks to correct. The idea that Nintendo’s staunch detractors matter enough in terms of sheer purchasing power isn’t really something quantifiable, and the counter-criticism of “anti-fun, mature” gamers is a fallacy.

      I do believe, however, that the constant barrage of Nintendo negging in the media, which is created by giving know-it-alls like Pachter and some random twits on Twitter any sort of attention, does have an effect on Nintendo’s public image. The perception that Nintendo isn’t adapting becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy when the entire media circus seems to be second-guessing every single move the company makes. I for one am tired of hearing that “Nintendo needs to adapt”, because this “criticism” is not constructive, not descriptive, and not useful.

      In my opinion, the Wii U is precisely an example of Nintendo trying to adapt. Compared to the Wii, Gamecube, and N64, the Wii U is the product of very contemporary thinking. Aside from the touch screen, the controller adopts the same layout as pretty much every single gamepad has these days, as opposed to the very strange, debatable but forward-thinking design principles embodied by the N64 controller, GC controller, and Wii Remote. The touch screen on the Gamepad itself is fairly similar to the design principles used for the DS in the first place. There is an increasing focus on social networking and digital distribution, and while people might say that Nintendo isn’t doing a very good job at learning how to implement the Internet effectively into their platform, they also do not have the experience in the field that the other major console players (Sony and Microsoft) have in that regard. The architecture is exotic, but it is also capable of HD graphics and complies with modern A/V output standards, and furthermore it’s something that Nintendo’s own development studios are more familiar with and is suited for their needs.

      People don’t seem to be acknowledging that the Wii U is a technological step forward for Nintendo, even if it wasn’t the one they were looking for. The other criticisms that this step forward came too late, or that there isn’t a market for it in the face of its competition, or that Nintendo simply isn’t doing enough, could be argued as valid. I do not, however, feel that anybody who simply thinks that “Nintendo needs to adapt” in the sense that they need to become similar to the other console manufacturers, is correct advice. If Nintendo tried to be like Microsoft and Sony, they would stand even less of a chance.

      • Six

        Fantastic post.

        It’s times like these that I really wish Nintendo was a private entity like Valve or Zenimax (Bethesda).

      • Elvick

        There are just as many “Nintendo is awesome!” circle jerk articles as there are pointless hate ones.

        All of them being stupid. Rarely is there a middle ground.

        • $18114340

          The common consensus within the industry leans more towards the loud decree that Nintendo ought to quit the console market outright, in my experience. Of course, the reactions to such claims from the general public is generally more subdued but I see more, “Nintendo is broken, here’s how to fix it” articles in the press coming from armchair CEOs than I see declarations that Nintendo is awesome — not because the sentiment isn’t there, but because you aren’t going to get as many click hits from writing an article about how great Nintendo is than you are from an article that radically explores options that may or may not actually be in Nintendo’s best interests.

          • Elvick

            Maybe it’s just because I don’t visit sites once I find out they suck ass that’s skewing it to a more ‘even’ view.

      • icecoffemix

        No need for Pachter or random twittard, Just reading horror story of filing police report or even just phoning Nintendo to get your digital purchase back after anything unfortunate happen to your Nintendo device is enough to skew me to perceive that Nintendo need to adapt better.

        You’re thinking that Nintendo trying to adapt with Wii U is great and all but fact is all of the hardware in it is outdated when it came out (the gamepad is a low res, resistive only tablet with the off-play turned out to be a slightly modified wifi), the game is shown to be no better than its old competitor and most of all people are just no buying the damn thing and it cost Nintendo and investors.

      • Budgiecat

        I dont buy the lack of experience excuse for the shoddy online shop setup and lack of proper account system. They have plenty of money to invest in proper programming.

    • Elvick

      What a dumb ass fanboy.

      I’ve never had more fun or more happiness in gaming. The difference now is that very little of it is from Nintendo. Only Kirby does it for me now. In terms of feeling happy and just having some fun.

      Otherwise it’s LittleBigPlanet, Tearaway, Sly, Gravity Rush, Puppeteer, Trine…

      And *NINTENDO* is the one saying their system is ‘for kids’ by the way they treat it. No fucking account system. Removing features from the 3DS because they have to babysit. The same kind of games since the NES. Very rarely anything else, and even if there is there’s not much push.

      Nintendo never grew with the industry. Yes, the types of games they make are nice and all, but they need variety. Which they lack. And most adults who like games that Nintendo like also like other content as well. Content Nintendo would never make.

  • LordKaiser

    Because I’m using the PS3 browser and can’t scroll without the heavy lag. I’ll reply to Ghost Nomad’s bad luck with women here XD.

    Well man it seems that you need to learn what women to avoid so here’s some links.

    http://www.askmen.com/top_10/dating_top_ten/58_dating_list.html

    http://www.askmen.com/dating/player_200/201_love_games.html

    They’re from the same page but other page have lists like this if you type “women to avoid” Yup I sometimes as Google search about my problems XD

    BTW we know that the reasons given are not the true ones. It seems they don’t respect you.

  • $18114340

    La-Mulana is on sale on Steam for 90% off. That’s $1.49 as opposed to its standard price of $14.99. Check it out:

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/230700/

    It’s definitely a promo push for the sequel’s Kickstarter:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/playism/la-mulana-2

    • Six

      The Kickstarter is doing very well so far. The stretch goal for handheld versions is pretty ridiculous, but I wouldn’t be surprised if a Vita version happens whether the goal is hit or not.

      • $18114340

        I feel like stretch goals are just window-dressing these days. Nothing that gets crowdfunded amounts to anything more than a promise until the product actually releases, so you’re probably right. If they make enough money off of the original version’s sales, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a Vita version either, regardless of whether the stretch goals are met or not — in fact, I’d expect Sony to approach the devs themselves.

        • Six

          Thankfully many of these Kickstarter projects are starting to release and are living up to their promises, like The Banner Saga. The Broken Age comes out soon as well.

          I really hope this and other projects like Mighty No. 9 and Project Phoenix inspire more Japanese indie devs to give crowdfunding a shot.

  • Six

    Demo for Toukiden is up now on the US PSN. Just under a gig in size.

    • kirby755

      Thanks! I’m on it now.

      • Six

        I’m really interested in trying it out. I don’t like Monster Hunter, but I love God Eater so I figure this could really go either way for me.

        • kirby755

          How ya like the game?

          • Six

            It’s good. Gameplay is a little slower than I’d like, but it’s solid and the graphics are great.

            • icecoffemix

              I guess you don’t like MH then since Toukiden is definitely a notch faster. :P

              Edit: Ooops, should have followed the conversation, leaving it here for my shame.

        • Budgiecat

          There’s also Nano Hunter for the PSP.
          And Fairy Tail Portable Guild
          ANd Toriko Gourmet Survival

  • Six

    Not content with just going after games with the word “Candy” in them, now King Games (Candy Crush Saga), is going after games with the word “Saga” like The Banner Saga.

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=755651

    I hope they know that Square Enix uses the word “Saga”. :P

    • bloodiOS

      These shits are starting to reek…

      • Six

        The Star Wars collection on Amazon is called “The Complete Saga”.

        They should sue Disney.

        • bloodiOS

          They would then crash and burn without ever knowing what hit them.

          • Elvick

            They’d lose before Disney even knew of the lawsuit.

            That’s how powerful Disney is.

    • z_merquise

      What a bunch of dicktits. The hell is wrong with them!?

      • Six

        It’s all fun and games until they decide to go after someone who could fight back.

        Square Enix uses SaGa. Sega has Panzer Dragoon Saga.

        I hope they get too cocky and go after the wrong company.

        • z_merquise

          I wanna see those King-whatever they are lose. It’s going to be sweet.

          • Six

            I can only hope this draws some attention to The Banner Saga. It’s a fantastic game, and one of the most gorgeous I have ever seen.

            It’s straight up adorable that King actually thinks that someone would mistake a GAME with their shovelware rip-offs.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJJQgma4OLs

            • z_merquise

              So that’s what Banner Saga is. It looked so good!

    • $18114340

      And not content with stupid trademarking bullshit, devs strike back with Candy Jam:

      http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/209001/Devs_lampoon_ridiculous_trademarks_by_starting_a_Candy_Jam.php

    • Elvick

      What idiots.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    Rip kokonoe

    • $18114340

      mighty ban hammer

      • Luna Kazemaru

        its coming strong

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

      Who?

      • $18114340

        blazblue cp dlc character, people are complaining she’s OP

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

          Oh, haha. I thought you guys were talking about someone who got banned here that shared the same name :p

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

    There may actually be hope for DJ MAX yet!

    http://www.gamefocus.co.kr/detail.php?number=30509&thread=22r02

    The official DJ MAX Facebook page summed up the story as such:

    At this time, Some developers of DJMAX regathered and made the company named ‘NURIJOY’. There was a rumor that ‘NURIJOY’ will develop DJMAX series, but NEOWIZ said that still, copyright of DJMAX is with NEOWIZ games, and they will maintain and develop the series. They did not decided the way (platform, gaming mathod, etc) of the game, but they said they will show DJMAX series continuously. EVERYBODY, there can be another DJMAX soon.”

  • Guest

    .

    • Budgiecat

      her butt’s shiny

  • Kobracon

    BASARA 4 COMES OUT TOMORROW (in Japan) OH KAMI-SAMA, PLEASE LET THE IMPORTERS BE QUICK!!!!

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

      I’m trying to finish up my playthrough of Masou Kishin III before it arrives so my backlog is a little lighter. I should have it finished before Friday. I only have five stages left :p

      I’ll be posting some gameplay on Youtube, of course, so that should be good. I’m still not sure who I’ll play with first though. It really depends on who is actually playable. I’m mostly interested in:

      Nagamasa, Hanbei, Kojiro, and Muneshige

      I’ll check out the new characters too though, obviously. I just like sticking with my bread and butter since I’ve been playing since the beginning, lol. Plus, it will be nice to finally have Nagamasa and Hanbei back in the roster.

      • Kobracon

        Good choices.

        I will most definitely start with Ii Naotora, Masamune (been my fav since 1), Kuroda, HIDEYOSHI and Nagamasa.

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

          I wish Maria was playable ;w;

          • Kobracon

            You and I both, Hikari-chin….

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

      My copy is currently in shipping process from CDJapan, but I don’t expect to get it any sooner than Friday since my imports always arrive a day after release. Well… There was that one time I got Mahjong Dream Club a couple of days early, for whatever reason, but I doubt I’ll have that kind of luck again on a bigger title, lol.

      • Kobracon

        I really have no idea how fast my local game shop brings in stuff, but they said they’ll call me. I Sincerely hope its sometime this week

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

          Let’s hope :3

    • new_tradition

      Ami Ami sent me an email that my order was ready last night (18 hours ago from this post). I just confirmed my purchase and waiting for their shipped notice ^^

      I actually switched my shipping to EMS from SAP after it calculated it was just an extra 7-8 dollars. For my first Japanese import ever, I might as well go all out in that awful chance my order gets screwed up.

      Ahhhhh…I’m so excited *_*

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

        I got my e-mail this morning stating my copy had shipped. Now I just have to wait until Friday =3=

        • new_tradition

          That’s really fast O_O

          I’m hoping next week at best.

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

            Ah. Well, I always pay about $15-18 for International Priority Mail so I get it the next day, haha.

            • new_tradition

              Are you buying just the game or the special edition?

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

                Just the game. Very rarely do I ever opt for the special/limited/premium edition for games. The only time I’ve done that with imports is with Lollipop Chainsaw and Killer is Dead since they were the same price as the standard edition.

                Well, I bought Super Dimensional Fortress Do You Remember Love Hybrid Pack 30th Anniversary Box Limited Edition, but that was like… Close to $230, lol. So yeah, I don’t really do it very often :p

                • new_tradition

                  Ironically, I opted for the special edition of SB4 because at the time, the difference between it and the regular game wasn’t much. I kind of figured that I would already be spending so much money on importing just the game, might as well try to get the LE, haha (but I forgot to account for shipping prices varying by the weight, oh boy X_x)

                  Truthfully, if it wasn’t for the LE, I probably would’ve waited to get the game, maybe in a hypothetical combo pack with it’s also hypothetical expansion game later on.

                  Though since SB4 is being so DLC friendly, I kind of wonder if they’ll just do DLC to make the NPCs into PCs and add some story modes and whatever new routes to occur…

                  But that seems too complicated, so I’m expecting a expansion game, lol.

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

                    Yeah, it’s doubtful they will go that route. If they dish out DLC for additional scenarios and such like Koei does with Dynasty Warriors, they’re probably afraid people won’t have much of a reason to pick up the expansion (Heroes/Utage/whatever) in half a year or so.

                    So, I’d expect an expansion for SB4 by the end of the year, or early next year, which has Maria, Tenkai, etc. playable.

                    • new_tradition

                      I don’t care much about Tenkai considering Akechi is playable, but yeah, Maria is definitely someone I want to use…

                      And Kasuga and Kenshin >_>

                    • Kobracon

                      I’m pretty sure Tenkai will be an alt costume for Mitsuhide.

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

                      Probably. I forgot we went back and he’s Mitsuhide now ><

                    • new_tradition

                      The thing is Tenkai is in the game in a NPC capacity, so I think it would be lazy if Mitsuhide’s alt is just Tenkai :/

                    • Kobracon

                      Oh? Thats odd. Ah well.

                  • Kobracon

                    Sadly I don’t see that happening. They save them for the expansions.

                • Budgiecat

                  Thats too much money why they gotta charge so much..

    • Nice Boat

      ARE YOU READY GUYS?! LETS PARTY!!

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

    What’s with all the awkward rhythm games lately? I just saw this and had to laugh. I bet a lot of people are going to be playing Nami for dem jiggle physics.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jzkaVhUjdo

  • bloodiOS

    Playdek has updated their stretch goals list for Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians! Hitoshi Sakimoto will join the project and the PlayStation Vita version will also be available if the campaign is able to generate $1M before the deadline. The PlayStation 4 version has been added to the stretch goals list and will be available if the campaign is able to generate $1.25M. Last but not least, the 3DS version will also be available at $1.5M. Overall, the stretch goals for handheld consoles are now considerably lower, so it’s a very good news for console owners (home and handheld alike.)

  • Elvick

    My 360 is currently homeless. Not sure where I’m going to put it yet. I got a new bluray player that took it’s old spot. I didn’t use it much where it was anyway, or in general. I honestly think it’s mostly to do with how loud it is.

    Forgot how huge the power brick was.

    I might be able to put it in the room with all my old consoles. They’re on a HD tv, so there’s likely a free HDMI or two there. Though I have no shelf for it. I suppose I could remove my Genesis… then again, I can’t. Since that’s a closed space. Bleh.

    Do you guys ever have these problems finding places for systems? Or do you just put them out to pasture if you don’t use them much?

    I still *want* to want to use it. Since I haven’t finished Tales of Vesperia, Blue Dragon and a bunch of other stuff I would like to. Just wish it weren’t so loud.

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

      Yeah, that was one thing that always annoyed me about my JP 360 when I owned it.

      VROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

      It sounded like a jet engine compared to my PS3, haha.

    • Six

      Do you install your games to the HDD? Makes the console silent while playing.

      • Elvick

        lolsilent

        It makes it less annoying, but not silent.

        • Six

          *shrug* Mine is silent, but being a slim model might have something to do with it.

          • Elvick

            Yup. It does.

            Mine is an original one. With a nice Deathsmiles faceplate.

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

          Yeah, I install all my games (if the option is available anyway) and when I had my 360, it didn’t really make it silent… It just made the noise more tolerable, lol. I had one of the early models though, like you did, so I guess that could be why.

          • Budgiecat

            what do you think is louder? Launch 360 or Dreamcast? :P

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

              Hard to say. The Dreamcast was more of a scratching sound when loading the disk. The launch 360 was more of a WOOSH from the vents, lol.

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

    Quatre confirmed for Full Boost DLC on February 5th.

    • Budgiecat

      I wanna play as Cosmo from Ideon and step on Gundams….

    • Budgiecat

      needs more Godmars….

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I’m reading lots of comments today. It looks like some folks have figured out how to abuse the down vote system. (Again.)

    http://gematsu.com/2014/01/digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-scan-shows-peckmon#comment-1211198784

    http://gematsu.com/2014/01/digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-scan-shows-peckmon#comment-1211212043

    I feel bad for you, Renaldi. =/

    I hope the Disqus staff gets this fixed pretty soon. (Again.)

    • DarkLegacy

      He has 216 downvotes. Disqus do need to get the downvote systen fixed. I guess this might be the second or third time with the downvotes again?

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

      That’s pretty bad :|

      I feel kind of bad for the guy. I hope it doesn’t discourage him from posting in the future.

    • 罪罰

      Unlimited Downvote Works

  • kirby755

    I would love to hear this remix, for Persona Arena 2 when you fight the shadow versions there. It just sounds so EPIC!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLK0wEsTeUI

  • new_tradition

    Lightning Returns demo came on the NA PSN store yesterday, and I assume it’s available world wide by tonight.

    I had a lot of fun with the demo itself. I think I spent about 6-7 hours replaying the demo and trying different ability combos and what not.

    This was the highest I managed on the boss battle (didn’t upload this one to the “Overworld” though)

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

    Personally I’m pretty pleased with myself. I love the FFXIII games but I’m pretty mediocre at them during the best of times, so I feel better about the battle system ^^

    When you DL the demo, it automatically DLs the Utsusemi Samurai DLC
    costume. It’s just the Sigfried one that I’m not so sure about. Like, I
    uploaded my score via twitter, but I have no idea how to check it or
    whatever, lol >_>

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

      Hrm… I wonder if it works the same way as the JP demo. You submit the battle score, then you will be able to download a costume in the full version. It’s weird because the JP demo came out after the full release, so people had already beaten the game.

      It feels kind of silly to play the demo for the costume then, heh. Regardless, the screenshot itself should post directly to your Twitter/Facebook account if you are using the world service feature.

      • new_tradition

        That is true…

        The game spit out a random code that I had to enter on the Japanese site to connect my twitter account, so I wonder if SE tracks those jumbled codes to the twitter/facebook accounts, or even the PSN one somehow…

  • Nice Boat
    • new_tradition

      BASARA IN SPACE

      I like TMR, but it was Scandal’s song I liked more xD

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

      Huh… So now the focus is on Mitsunari VS Date? Well, it is a prequel after all. I’m not really sure where the story will go in this one, but it’s just kind of odd to see this since it has always been Yukimura VS Date :p

      Still, Sakon is looking badass. I think he’ll be the first new character I try if he’s available from the beginning.

      • Budgiecat

        I wonder what these people looked like in real life….like did they have anything close to the amountt of swag going on here…

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

          No, lol. Just go look them up on Wikipedia and compare the pictures. Basara is over the top.

          • Budgiecat

            Those ancient pictures are all ‘same face’ though. Highly innacurate I think…
            They had some really bad artists at that time…

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

              If you say so.

  • Six

    http://www.rocketchainsaw.com.au/exclusive-tomb-raider-definitive-edition-ps4xone-framerates-revealed/

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=756518

    The Xbone continues to be a slap in the face to anyone who loved the 360, and this kind of shit is only going to get worse.

    As someone who’s favorite developers are almost always multiplatform this kind of stuff really makes me reconsider my console of choice. :/ Probably better off getting a PS4 first and then a Xbone later for the exclusives.

    • Elvick

      Out of curiosity, did you ever own a fat 360? Or did you jump in with the slim?

      I can see someone having a better view of the 360 if they avoided the awful lawnmower that is the original ‘fat’. Even ignoring the RROD nonsense.

      Plus no wifi without an expensive adapter. *smh*

      • Six

        I had an OG model that broke, but not due to hardware issues. I kind of… uh… knocked it over. >_>. Took my copy of The Orange Box with it.

      • McPoo

        My original 360 lasted 4 years I think before getting the RROD. I sent it to MS and it came back a week later good as new, I was really impressed with the service.

        I bought a slim not long after that though, as I wanted something quieter. As far as I know my old one still works though.

    • McPoo

      Yeah I’m still on the fence. Really glad I didn’t get anything at launch though. I want an Xbox as I’m already more invested in the ecosystem than I am with Playstation, plus some of the Kinect stuff looks cool. The TV stuff doesn’t appear to work properly yet in the UK though, and stuff like this is off-putting.

      I’d like a PS4 too, but the console itself just doesn’t excite me. Maybe some new games and better third party versions in the near future will tempt me though.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Over the last couple of days I wrote some poems, I don’t know if any of you will care but, eh. http://pastebin.com/Jyymynct They are ordered from first made to last made. ~ is the separator.

  • McPoo

    I think a few of you guys on this site like JRPG’s, don’t you?

    I was wondering if you could answer a question for me: Is there a better JRPG boss battle theme than ‘Eternity’ from Blue Dragon?

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

      Yes and no. Considering how everyone defines “better”, there’s no concrete answer to this.

    • Anime10121

      For sheer randomness, headbangedness, and utter awesomesauce…ness. Hell no, dat shit’s tops XD

      As for actual better boss themes, yeah, there’s much better :P

      • McPoo

        But those are the qualities a fantastic boss battle need!

        Seriously though, I think that one song might be my favourite thing about any JRPG ever.

        • Anime10121

          I wont say its my favorite (probably not even in the top 10), but it DEFINITELY gets you amped :P

          But then again, I liked Crazy Chocobo from FFXIII-2 so…

    • 罪罰

      Yeah.

    • Gigus

      Chrono cross, ff8, and 9. ALL OF THEIR SONG TRACKS!

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

    Whew. That was a close one! I’ve been trying to hurry up and beat Masou Kishin III: Pride of Justice recently to clear it from my backlog before Sengoku Basara 4 arrives (which is tomorrow!). The final stage was becoming very frustrating though, haha.

    Stupid final boss had infinite reinforcements that would continue to respawn, over and over again, even before I’d even start killing the original enemies which were already out on the field. Secondly, even once I reached the boss, the enemies still continued to respawn, so I eventually just said “screw it!” and quit focusing on all the reinforcements once I was already close to him :<

    He had close to 200,000 HP when I encountered him, then when I managed to kill him, he was just like, "lol no" and revived, buffed himself, AND brought his HP to nearly 300,000 instead. It was absurd, especially since I had pretty much run through all of my skills, healing, etc. at this point.

    Imagine going to war with an army and only bringing enough food to last for five days, but the battle drags on for twelve days instead. Yeah… It wouldn't be too fun. In any case, at least I finally beat the damn thing though. Granted, I started the mission with 14 units and only 3 survived, but hey… An inch or a mile, I say! At least I won :p

    Granted, there's a 'true ending' that I can get, but I honestly don't feel like playing through the whole game again just to play one more stage. Still, I look forward to Super Robot Wars Z3 in April though. At least it isn't being developed by Winkysoft, so I know I'll be back in EASY MODO territory. This game was just too brutal and had difficulty spikes at times… Now I know why so many Japanese players complained about the game and gave it 1 star ratings on Amazon, heh.

    • Kobracon

      Gratz! I just found out from my local gamestore that they expect Basara 4 AFTER Chinese New Year (which is about the beginning of next month) T_T

      Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh………….

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

        I just imagined Johnny Bravo going:

        NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • Budgiecat

      I hate how Aeon Genesis pretty much gave up on translating the original SNES game. Been waiting on that one for years..

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

        Meh. Just go get I and II for PSP. Problem solved.

        • Budgiecat

          They’re not translated

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

            Well, nobody is stopping you from learning Japanese, lol.

  • icecoffemix

    Agarest Zero!

    • $18114340

      Hoping the second comes to Steam, too.

  • Pyrofrost

    @Anime10121:disqus
    Being that your name is Anime, I figured you would know a bit about the topic. Could you list me off some really good tragedy animes besides the obvious ones, such as works from Key? Thanks in advance.

  • Six

    That feel when you open a dresser drawer and find a video game you forgot you owned.

    • Budgiecat

      I can’t find my copy of Dark Cloud I’ve looked everywhere!

      …did you take it?

  • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

    5-7-5 has arrived in the post! Yay! I enjoyed the demos so I hope the full game is as fun.

  • Elvick

    Toukiden demo is aces.

    • Budgiecat

      But …but Vita doesn’t have Monster Hunter!

      • Kobracon

        It now has 2!

        …3 if you count Ragnarok

    • icecoffemix

      Toukiden Hunter : Aces Eater

  • HighBrowDrifter

    I have a little surprise!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE6JRLfGdYE

    Brand new, off-screen Freedom Wars game play from a press conference.
    If you are reading this Sal, could you perhaps post this yourself on a new thread?

    • Budgiecat

      This is in China? I hear Xièxiè

      • HighBrowDrifter

        Lol, yeah. I believe it is in Taipei if I am not mistaken…..they recently announced a simultaneous release within all Asian regions. Sadly, no news on Europe or the US.

        • Budgiecat

          Yeah they need to stop with that selective release crap if they want the Vita to truly succeed

          • HighBrowDrifter

            Ficks hells yeah! I still want some o’ that Type-0 shiz-nitz……damn Square Cocknix! You turd burglars.

            ….my utmost apologies for the inappropriate slang usage.

    • icecoffemix

      Damn, that grappling hook is nice.

  • Budgiecat

    I really woulda liked to play this in English, and I woulda liked this series to continue but I guess that CAN’T happen due to Konami effectively killing off Hudson. Thanks Konami…….you freakin assholes..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_EFi-RdKOQ

    Also is it me or does it seem like Saturn games will be lost to the world forever (not counting PC emulation)

  • Budgiecat

    Making a game to put up on iOS to combat the Candy Crush Saga trademark monopoly nonsense…

    http://budgiecat.itch.io/super-candy-bros-saga-curse-of-the-candy-king

  • Anime10121

    Gust just continuously reignites my love for them! Peoples, I present to you, a full Ar Nosurge trailer :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ70BeAUdrc

  • Six

    Was that really fucking necessary?

  • bloodiOS

    You’re such a troll…

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

    I guess it’s a good thing my favorite games don’t necessarily have the best endings then, so I can agree with you :p

  • GhostNomad
  • Budgiecat

    I used DreadOut as an example because it looks like an excellent game that is made up from a small group of obviously poor Indonesians and more than likely their game will get lost in the mix and ignored in the mass of PC games as opposed to being able to be put in the limelight on PSN lets say.

    Falcom needs to work on their localization speed for one thing…we are like 6 games behind…

  • Six

    This is so ass-backwards I can’t even begin to understand the logic behind it.

    Yes, more developers should leave the healthiest platform in the industry. That makes a ton of sense.