Open Forum #082
posted on 02.07.14 at 05:18 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Open Forum #082

Our eighty-second 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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  • $18114340

    What did they do to you Knuckles :(

  • DarthBrian
    • Gariya

      Piranha 3D was the last fun one when it comes to these kind of films.

      Haven’t seen Sharknado yet.

      • MrFinalgamer

        oh sharknado is as ridiculous as one can get with these kinds of films mate.

    • Anime10121

      Best movie ever :D

    • Charlottes Guardian

      Hahahaha that trailer, omg.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    Thank god 2014 is a year of RPG releases a bunch of them both indie,jrpg and Wrpg.

  • Gigus
    • MrFinalgamer

      that’s like 3 seconds of new stuff…and that’s being generous (and i think the grunts are new), still nice to see sony is FFXV so much

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        What’s the 3 seconds? Can’t see anything new in there.

        • MrFinalgamer

          some scenes look slightly longer, like noctis getting attacked by the sea monster thing, and then jumping off the balcony. i think that’s new

          • Anime10121

            Nope, thats in the old E3 trailer.,.

            • MrFinalgamer

              …well are the grunts new? i’m almost certain they’re new

              • Anime10121

                Lol, I dont know moonspeak, so I wouldnt know :P

  • MrFinalgamer

    so…what do you all think of this? i think it might be a bit excessive, despite it being really annoying. still funny though

    https://twitter.com/Xbox/status/431880048506060800/photo/1

    • Elvick

      It’s cheap, but it’s easy to counter with knowledge of the maps.

      So I don’t really give a shit. Most games you can guess where they’d be and toss a grenade and either get them that way or fish them out and then kill them.

      Not that hard. People get too mad over something so easily fixed.

      Now if they camp in some glitched area with a sniper rifle, that’s just bullshit.

    • $18114340

      Camping only exists because a game’s design allows for it. In Counter-Strike, camping is so embedded into how it plays that it gives the entire game a sense of caution and encourages players to understand chokepoints and counter-strategies to camping. In Quake, the game moves so fast that “camping” in the same sense that the term proliferates in games like Halo or Call of Duty doesn’t even exist, and carefully keeping tabs on all the important pickups in a map at once becomes an essential part of high-level competitive strategy, separating the good players from the bad players and emphasizing the skill involved in holding your ground. You are going to have a much harder time camping in a game that emphasizes skillful movement and projectile leading. Most modern first-person shooters emphasize neither, because that would make them too difficult to enjoy for the vast majority of the audience.

      TL;DR, camping is only cheap in games that are poorly-designed to never give real consideration to the reasons why the strategy is so effective. Camping is bad if the game lets camping be bad. But at this point camping is basically just an FPS meme that people like to regurgitate without really understanding because they have no desire to actually get better at a game.

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

      Camping is no different than the guys always using close quarters combat to kill his opponents and people getting frustrated over it. You know, like if the game allows you to use a combat knife and get an instant kill by slitting the player’s throat, and you’re always getting easy kills by hiding around corners, in dark areas, etc.

      That in itself might seem cheap, but it’s not, really. It’s actually easy to hunt down campers since they’re always in the same place (the good ones, much like real snipers, actually change their location frequently though). So, on that note… No. I certainly don’t see camping as a “gaming violation”.

  • Elvick
  • Charlottes Guardian

    I’m excited for the new sonic. Looks fun, and reminds me of Adventure 2 battle <3 Been a really long time since I played a sonic game though.

    Also glad to hear Capcom's 2 best selling games last year were Dragons Dogma and Monster Hunter, seeing as I LOVE both those games. Can't wait for Dragons Dogma 2 and Monster hunter 4G!!

    Also the new Emarosa album is coming soon….

    Much excite. Very wow. Such games. wowwwwwwww

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

    Awww man… Why did you have to use that photo for this week’s free forum? Damn Knuckles, lol.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Dat Amy though. She is ready to mingle. ;p

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

        Ugh… Don’t remind me. I had a bad experience with an Amy. Sure, she was all nice and whatnot in the beginning, but she turned out to be a basket case.

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

          lol Sounds rough. xD

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

    Old, but gold. The presentation actually makes the trailer seem believeable too, which makes this even better, lol.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnjClBgF2Aw

    • MrFinalgamer

      scarier than The Exorcist, the true return of horror movies

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

    My wallet is going to hurt this and next month, may need to skip stuff

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

      Like eating?

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

        I tried that once, didn’t work out

        • MrFinalgamer

          just get the cheap insta noodles man

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

          You can’t just skip it once, silly :p

  • DesmaX

    Hello everyone. I just want this summer to end already, I can’t stand this heat anymore

  • Gariya
    • Elvick

      Gotta invest that Monster Hunter money somewhere! :D

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

    Turning in rather early today, but then again… That’s what happens when you sleep your afternoon and night away, and wake up a little after Midnight, lol. In the meantime though, let’s use our neighborhood cat to keep this place nice and clean.

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

    • Elvick

      So cute.

    • Budgiecat

      I dont appreciate you doing that to my brethren….

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

        No wonder my place isn’t clean.

        That’s it, I’m getting a cat.

    • new_tradition

      I can relate to messy sleep times. Yesterday I woke up at 11am, fell asleep around 11pm, and woke up at 3 am today, wtf

  • Budgiecat
    • MrFinalgamer

      ’cause fuck the scope that’s sitting on the gun when i have a giraffes neck!

    • Elvick

      Wonder what the first FPS was to have aiming down the sights.

      • $18114340

        Actually, it might well have been Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis in 2001. Call of Duty is surely the game to popularize it in its current incarnation, and many games prior to it did not have this feature. A lot of tactical first-person shooters that existed before CoD just had zoom keys (and the genre pretty much died shortly after CoD). Battlefield did not have it before the second game (which was after CoD), and neither did Medal of Honor. Rainbow Six didn’t even show the gun on the screen up until Raven Shield, and neither did SWAT 3.

        I know America’s Army 2 had ADS but I’m not sure when it was implemented, and I don’t remember it being in older versions of the game, so it might have been after Call of Duty.

    • $18114340
      • Fainaru Luna
        • $18114340

          Thank you for reminding us all of this wonderful series of ground-breaking first-person shooters.

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

        • Elvick

          That’s why games need health packs again.

          Regenerating health is so boring. Resistance 3 was soooooo much more fun to play because you couldn’t just derp around and hide behind a rock for a few seconds to then go derp it up some more.

          Plus, the screen getting greyed out and all that fucking bullshit makes it harder to play the fucking game. I hate that shit.

          Or if you’re going to do regen, do it like Halo: Combat Evolved or Resistance: Fall of Man. They had limitations. Halo with the health after the shields. Resistance had decreasing your total health to regen back if you took enough damage, which you replenished with ‘health’.

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

    So according to El Gato Game Capture HD support the PS4 is going to have a firmware patch that will disable HDCP for gameplay. No dates announced

    I’m glad because 15 minute isn’t enough for me

  • TheExile285

    Bravely Default is really good so far. Ringabel reminds me of Balthier from FFXII lol.

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

      Is that one game or a series?

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

          Of course it’s a game i’m wondering if it’s a series like Tales or just a stand alone adventure

        • Budgiecat

          why is it called ‘for the sequel’

          • MrFinalgamer

            two reasons: 1) square sucks at coming up with names
            2) this is the first game, but with a lot of extra content, and if it sold enough copies we would get a sequel (hence the title)…which worked

            • Budgiecat

              Why not just call it “Bravely Begging Default : This is for the sequel guys so please be excited and buy it so we can get the money to make the sequel guys”

              • MrFinalgamer

                because it would be a pain to fit a title like that on a box, but with “for the sequel” it gets the point across with a lot less ink

      • TheExile285

        It’s the first game in the series. SE is working on the 2nd one right now

    • DarkLegacy

      Good thing I ordered it. I was thinking it will be fun once I play on it

  • DarthBrian

    Just got my shipping notification for the Lightning Returns Collector’s Edition!!!

    It’s happening!!!

    Wooooooooo!!!

    ::dances::

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

      When did you order yours? i got mine on the 17th of December

      • DarthBrian

        December 11th is the day I ordered it.

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

          I wonder if I’ll get my notice today

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

      Are you going to wear the pocket watch?

      • DarthBrian

        No. :p

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

          I might depending on the length

    • PrinceHeir

      when did your shipped? did you get an email??

      this is stupid.

      i don’t have any confirmation yet and since my account is suspended, i can’t check the order status.

      i ordered this day 1, what the hell is Square Enix doing!?!

      they should have never put these editions on their shitty store if they can’t even properly handle this.

      • DarthBrian

        I got an email. I made my post the second I got the email. So 19 hours ago? Dunno.

        But yeah, I completely agree. Square-Enix’s store is total crap since they’re using those Digital River idiots. >_<

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    Just got Lightning Returns(EU Version), It’s actually fun and interesting in some ways. Battle is fluid no doubt. Graphics are alright as I was expecting Square to be using low quality textures but in some points the graphics are improved excluding the CG part. The story seems bland. There’s no solid stuff till where I’ve reached. Overall, I’d rate it 7/10 Good. It’s worth getting for an Action RPG. But the biggest drawback is the time management of the game. It’s sucks to use Chronostasis for a while to stop time.

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

      I won’t judge the game till I get further in, XIII was bland at the beginning but I started enjoying it later

      • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

        hmm… could be possible.

      • Budgiecat

        lol bland in the beginning…..that’s a 20 hour tutorial understatement…

    • new_tradition

      Jeez, this game is breaking street dates all over the world xD

      • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

        Hahaha!! It sure is XD

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    I’m depressed (and drunk) right now.

    Somebody say something quotable and uplifting.

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

    Any Sengoku Basara fans? I’ve been playing through 4 and it’s really enjoyable. There’s so many characters and you can choose different branches while you’re playing

    Here’s some gameplay. feel free to click the playlist button and watch whatever

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fU4ycwFed0&list=PLruiyM1rVWGOY-cOq9OybJ8JEM_WV7x0V

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

      TetsuyaHikari has been lately. Pretty sure he’s got videos up all over his Youtube channel~

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

        You’d be right. Currently 73 videos (28 hours worth of footage so far) are up. I finished Ieyasu’s route last night, but I died in the first stage, lol. I just hate playing as Ieyasu, honestly.

        I used him in SB3 to build up an easy combo at the Battle of Sekigahara, but for some reason he just feels so stiff and clunky in SB4. Maybe I just forgot how he used to be at such a low level and needed to level him up some more. Either way, I’m glad I’m done with him.

        I might play through with Oichi next. I still need to unlock Matsunaga though.

        http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwny41v5iRDQex21AxH85BuglQ1eQR8fC

    • new_tradition

      I still haven’t figured out what routes I’m playing. They were clearly marked and colour coded in SB3, but I’ve just been choosing stages randomly and hoping for the best xD

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

      The branches this time are very limited. There are truly only two different ones. There’s a drama route (blue) and an anime route (red). I was expecting all new characters to have an anime route, but nope… I guess that would have cost too much to create short anime ending clips for each character.

      Most playthroughs seem to end in 5 stages (a repetitive complaint towards Capcom that can be found on 2ch from players). I’ve been enjoying it, but Basara is kind of a love/hate relationship for me. They do something great by adding new characters, but they do something bad by skipping out on multiple route options and making playable characters NPCs now (see: Kenshin, Kasuga, etc.). I can understand wanting to save Maria for the expansion, but come on… Some of these NPCs just make me scratch my head and wonder why they were taken out of the roster.

      Still, it’s a fun game. I’ve been alternating between it and Gundam Extreme VS Full Boost at the moment, waiting for Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin to arrive. I guess I’m kind of interested in giving Strider a shot next week too since it’s pretty cheap anyway, then there’s Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall at the end of the month.

      EDIT: Oh and I went ahead and gave your Facebook page a like, followed you on Twitter, and subscribed to your channel. You should probably work on your tags for the videos though since they should be getting more views than that. Also, it says your Sakon anime route gameplay video in the playlist is still processing.

  • Gigus
  • LordKaiser

    I hate the PS3 browser so much and has been a nightmare. I’m trying to buy the brackets for my V8 CPU cooler and it’s a pain. I will have to make a account on eBay and Paypal because most websites are buggy with this browser including newegg where my last zip code # is cut. Also this thing don’t respond to comands like pressing the R3 to maximize and it freezes my PS3 .

    It seems that the data collected from the PS3 was used to make the PS4 rather than fix the PS3 problems.

    I really miss my PC and PSO2.

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

      Newegg has a phone app

    • McPoo

      Do you not have another device you can access the Internet from?

  • Martian Wong
  • PrinceHeir

    okay Square Enix US site is fucking pissing me right now.

    not only i can’t see my order of Lightning Returns FFXIII CE, but it seems i was suspended for multiple entries of login.

    fucking shit what the fuck? seriously square i do not know why you do this to me.

    and fucking digital river? seriously did companies forget what happened last year with Ni No Kuni and Namco?

    i just hope they actually ship my order right now. this is stupid and is giving me the same head ache i’ve experienced from Nacmo.

    funny thing is this is also the exact month where Ni No Kuni was supposed to ship to me.

    deja vu???

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

      Did you get the code for the buster sword costume? yea their site isn’t the best but if you got the code you should be fine

      • PrinceHeir

        yeah i got the code, i fear about my future orders of Final Fantasy X | X-2 CE and soon to be Drakengard 3.

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

      I think they’re website is buggy, i just changed my password to something completely different than what i was using and now my order shows up fine instead of saying can’t find the order

      • PrinceHeir

        i tried changing my password and now the security question is wrong even though i put all the information i need on a notepad.

        fucking wow Square Enix US, seriously is maintaining a website for a multimillion company that hard?

        and now what should i do?

        i’m really losing my patience right now.

        if these fucking idiots didn’t made the edition exclusive on their shitty store, none of this shit would have happened.

        • Elvick

          I guess call them? I don’t know, their “support” page is useless too.

          • PrinceHeir

            i sent them an email on the support page.

            i didn’t even see that my message is sent to them till i highlighted the whole site.

            turns out, the message is in the background of that black hue on top of their site.

            this is stupid and amateurish. seriously Square Enix US what the fuck??

            • Elvick

              I didn’t even notice that. So I just sent two in hopes one went through. : Since the site is so bad.

    • Elvick

      If your account is “suspended” (happens to me every time I try to login) just go reset your password. You should be able to login after you change it, but a week later you’ll have to do the same thing.

      Lovely site. BEST EVER.

      I tried to use Digital River’s form to cancel Drakengard 3 SE, since I ordered teh LE, but when I entered the order number for the SE all it did was take me to my LE order… lolwat.

      Piece of shit.

    • Wolf Star

      I never wanted 13-3 in the first place lolol and I’m waiting patiently for FF XV :)

      • PrinceHeir

        lol get ready to see Final Fantasy XV Collector’s Edition US/EU edition exclusive to their store and you’ll see what i feel right now.

        • Wolf Star

          Woah whoah.. That’s real?? :O show me?? :3 take a picture :)

          • PrinceHeir

            lol stop acting sarcastic.

            it doesn’t make you clever, you silly goose tsk tsk.

            with the way the company is acting, it will be exclusive to the store when the game comes out. can’t wait to see you cry in tears when that happens in the future T__T

            • Wolf Star

              lol I just want the game >__< it's been like 8 years now and I don't want it to be 9 or 10.. If it's going to be SE store exclusive then I'll skip on that one and preorder the game from retail.

  • Budgiecat

    Anyone try Soul Calibur Lost Swords yet?

    Tried forever just to get the damn thing started up….wouldn’t connect for shit and takes a while between loading and all..,

    http://8wayrun.com/attachments/soulcalibur-lost-swords-lost-swords-beta-2013-11-14-07-49-54-png.36144/

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

      I did, was bored with it so I deleted it

      • Budgiecat

        I’m just about to as well…wtf are you supposed to do here?? I’m just stuck at the character edit screen after completing some dumb tutorial…..what is this?

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

          I was confused myself but I think you can keep challenging peoples AI in the world area and doing missions but my favorite character wasn’t there so i quit

          • Budgiecat

            How? It doesn’t even let you do anything all the other options on the main screen seem locked out…..

            *Edit* oh okay……I guess I was supposed to attach some gem thingy to my new sword and shield.

            but damn these 30 to 1 minute load times..

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

              OH did you equip your weapon with the gem? should have around 2,000 gold

              Need to go to the character menu

              • Budgiecat

                yeah…

                man this is so boring……even the Wii Soul Calibur Legends was more interesting than this…

                also took this from another post online:

                “If you download the game you’re prompted to sign in, if you don’t sign in or fail to sign in you are booted back to the main menu.
                If your connection drops mid match, in a menu or anything. The moment you’re done with that match, or menu you are booted right back to the start screen and have to go through everything again.

                Not only that, they hide the connection checking behind “Loading Screens” so you’ll be stuck in loading screens 40-50 seconds thinking the game has horrible load times, when in fact that is where you’re having your connection checked to see if you’re online or not. Where if not you get your error message and booted. All progress you got from the match before, will be lost.”

                Yeah I think I’m gonna delete this….

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

                  They didn’t give people much to do and only three characters is very limiting

                  • Budgiecat

                    I just dont understand….if they were going to make it single player only (why??), why make it completely void of story and characters? Didnt Soul Calibur 1 have an extensive story mission mode? Why not try to fix the problems Legends had then?
                    Why not fix the issues with Gundam Battle Operation and bring that over then?

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

                      Well they screwed over 5 and even admitted they had everyone’s story done but didn’t release em

                      I just think they’re trying to compete with the free versions of DOA and Tekken

                • icecoffemix

                  Holy crap

  • Skerj

    Can’t stop playing the Toukiden demo, Tuesday needs to hurry up (or not) so I can progress on. Didn’t think I’d like it as much as I do since I was a little disappointed in Soul Sacrifice having mostly arena fights and thought this might actually be the same.

    • Elvick

      I forced myself to stop because of the tedious item limit making doing the last few quests too hard. :P

  • ayb_91

    What’s wrong with knuckles? Lol

    • DesmaX

      He’s been skipping Leg Day

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      This my friends… is result of using steroids.

      • ayb_91

        There has to be a way to fix him. Asking the characters designer nicely maybe? XD

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

    Anyone seen the Soul Sacrifice Delta Limited edition anywhere? I’ve
    only seen it at Amazon Japan but they don’t let outsiders import games

    i want that anime

    • Elvick

      Whoa, there’s an anime?

  • shogunknight

    ………seriously, whats with the wrappings on their hands. I dont mind this being an animated Sonic series but, knuckles? seriously? The game is going to be like sonic heroes, cryengine…….smh, E3 for sonic will make or break it. Sonic Team better have a consolation game coming 2015

  • bloodiOS

    You know, Sal, at some point you should really write an article regarding that Pier Solar HD will also be available on the PS3 and PS4 at launch (along side Xbox 360, Wii U, Linux, Mac, PC, and Ouya.) Or are you just waiting for its release next month?

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      It is out next month?! :o

      • bloodiOS

        Well, the devs estimated the release to be on the 25th of March.

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

          :o Noice. ^^

  • bloodiOS

    Say…
    Just curious but are these two threads permanently closed?

    http://gematsu.com/2014/01/moero-chronicle-teaser-trailerhttp://gematsu.com/2014/01/monster-monpiece-will-digital-west

    • MrFinalgamer

      i don’t think it matters if they’re closed or not at this point

      • bloodiOS

        Well, I’m just curious.

    • icecoffemix

      Probably, any good reason to open them anyway?

      • bloodiOS

        Nah, I’m just curious since I was just browsing around and saw these two closed.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Most likely. I closed them a while back so I could edit some comments etc. I don’t see any reason to open them back up now.

  • MrFinalgamer

    so what do you think…is it safe to swallow a 3DS cartridge?

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=765440

    • icecoffemix

      Well, first post nail it.

  • bloodiOS

    For awhile now, I’ve been wanting a dark spin-off game of the animated series Avatar, for the PS4 with photorealistic graphics. It would be cool to be able to annihilate enemies through the creative manipulation of the four main elements (and their off-shoots.)

    • MrFinalgamer

      imagine how blood bending would work on something like that! the earth bending would probably be one of the most brutal way to kill enemies though

      • bloodiOS

        I want to be able to copy Accelerator’s style and makes the blood flow backward.

        • MrFinalgamer

          avatar has the potential to be such an amazing game, hell it already has the writing down. if they could translate that into videogame form, how are they able to NOT make a good avatar game!?

          • bloodiOS

            Yeah, imagine man. Someone working with Sony’s ICE team to effective uses GPU Compute for all the amazing bending. Just think about it makes me drool.

    • Budgiecat

      I want a Legend of Galactic Heroes PS4 game with GG Xrd type graphics and fully explorable spaceships with Mass Effect type conversations and full out strategy role playing as well as real time fighter pilot controlling and 3rd person ground soldiers with axes melee combat

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

        Stop mentioning LOGH! Stop it! You’re ruining its name with your filthy mouth!

        http://i.imgur.com/kbG9k.gif

        • Budgiecat

          Search your feelings you know it to be true

          Also I just finished watching Ender’s Game so it had that galactic fleet kinda feel mixed with the end of Gundam 00 movie

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

            Any ideas you have for LOGH, I am 99% sure I will never support, lol. Now hold your tongue, heathen!

    • GhostNomad

      Never really watched Avatar (neither bending nor the blue aliens one) but MrFinalgamer’s mention of blood bending…

      DEADMAN WONDERLAND GAME. Someone should make it happen!

      • bloodiOS

        I’m actually hoping a combination of metal bending, sand bending, and lightning bending to create an HF blade out of iron sand (kinda copying Biribiri.)

        • GhostNomad

          Technically the number of combinations and variety could be insane. With the right amount of funding and good, motivated developers, just the concept of elemental manipulation could go a long way all on its own. A great story would only make me throw my money at this project/product all the faster :P

          • bloodiOS

            Yeah, but they have to be willing to make it a dark spin-off game first though. A goody Avatar keeping world peace without killing anyone wouldn’t be able to create exciting gameplay.

            • GhostNomad

              The solution that comes to mind would be a karma system. And not a boring one where you’re pretty much better off going full goody-two-shoes or full dick of the millennium. I’m talking about one where choices have consequences, previous decisions factor into everyone’s view on you, etc.

              To be fair, actually creating something that great might end up being more of a nightmare, so your choice of just fighting to the death might be a simpler solution :D

              • bloodiOS

                You know what, Sony should just buy the rights to Avatar and lets Sucker Punch make it.

                • GhostNomad

                  While I’m not against the idea, inFamous has the exact karma system that I don’t want. While it lets you experience two sides of the story, every decision is essentially independent from the rest. It might change a line or two of dialogue in a cutscene but that’s about it. You could’ve been saving every single person who was in danger, helping everyone in need, but blow up ONE tar pump because you weren’t sure how to handle the situation and Trish loses her freakin’ mind. “Cole, you’re such a dick. Because of you, more people are suffering! They’re dying, Cole! How could you be so careless?!”

                  • bloodiOS

                    Well, let’s just pretend that it was due to the limitation of 7th-gen console, with too much resources being focused elsewhere ;)

                    We’ll see how it’ll turn out with The Second Son.

                    • GhostNomad

                      Agreed. I’m also really curious to see how Watch_Dogs’ karma system goes. Based on what the devs said in a podcast, it sounds pretty cool, but I’ll wait until the game is in my PS4 to judge. As hyped as I may be for a game, I trust devs about as far as I can throw ’em. Too many empty promises in the past!

                    • bloodiOS

                      Let’s toss them in the air:

      • Anime10121

        I HIGHLY suggest giving Avatar a shot (first series is WAY better though in terms of pacing, characters, and world building), I passed up on it for a LONG time, because I thought it was something akin to most western toons, just random one off episodes with no grand plot or storyline… But BOY was I proven wrong when I actually watched it and found it had a fantastic world with great characters, and pretty damn good writing to boot. Give it a try, I promise its hard not to love it :)

        • GhostNomad

          It’s not that I’m particularly avoiding it. I just have a very long list of anime and manga that I wanna get through/get into. Got a looooooot of stuff to catch up on! I’ll add it to the list but I can’t make any promises if it’s a fairly long series :P

          • Anime10121

            Oh, well I can understand that, hell even Kill La Kill got pushed to the backlog for me (havent watched since like ep 7), I mean, its not “technically” on the backlog, as at this point, I’m just waiting for it to finish before jumping back in, but still…

            TYME, Y U SO LITTLE D:

    • icecoffemix

      Avatar game will work really well with Kingdom of Paradise’s battle system of craft your own combo.

      • bloodiOS

        If implemented well, it would be amazing.

  • bloodiOS

    The new official website Elemental-Labs launched for Reborn actually seems very well made. I wonder if this means that they’re going to relaunch the Kickstarter campaign soon. See it here in case you didn’t know:

    http://www.elemental-labs.com/reborn/

  • bloodiOS

    Anyone likes some off-screen gameplay footage of Mighty No. 9?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_-3HPGNI7A&hd=1

    • MrFinalgamer

      looks quite nice, it’s still almost 2 years away, and still looks great, i can just imagine how gorgeous the final product will be!…but why is Inafune playing a 2d side scroller with an analog stick? that’s kinda weird

      • icecoffemix

        I do it like that since PSX day

        • MrFinalgamer

          normally i play my side scrollers on d-pad. though if the controls are as smooth as those on the new rayman games, then i use analog stick

          • icecoffemix

            I think it worked great with Megaman games back then, didn’t have any problem with Vanillaware stuff too. It’s pretty subjective issue, I know people who play PES/FIFA with D-Pad too to my horror.

            • MrFinalgamer

              O_O i’ve only played Fifa demos, but how do you even play that on a d-pad!?

              • icecoffemix

                Don’t ask me, another one can even play with keyboard… (and did it well enough to be a match for anyone with proper controller) :P

              • bloodiOS

                I haven’t played any PES or FIFA in 7th gen so I wouldn’t know but in 6th gen, I personally couldn’t play PES well unless I use the D-pad for control. While the analog stick was easier on the thumb, it doesn’t feel as precise as the D-pad to me. I do prefer to use the analog stick in other games though.

      • Elvick

        I play them with the analog stick on the PS Vita.

        Otherwise, the d-pad… well, not on the 360 either. That d-pad is terribad.

  • GhostNomad

    Amazon, why must you be such a tease. My copy of Bravely Default’s CE still hasn’t shipped D:

    On top of that, I paid an extra $10 for 1-day shipping and the delivery estimate is 11 FEB – 14 FEB >.>

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

      I hate when stuff like that happens. I’ve had imports arrive on Monday, despite paying for next day air before, so that can be kind of frustrating, lol. I’m supposed to get the game a day after it comes out in Japan and pay nearly $20 for shipping, so excuse me for expecting the service to be provided.

      If I was wanting to wait a few more days by skipping the weekend and for it to arrive on Monday, I’d go with a cheaper shipping option :|

      • Budgiecat

        Hurry up and preorder J-Stars for you and me

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

          If I do, can I snap both copies in half, then send them to you? :3

      • GhostNomad

        $20 for next-day shipping from Japan? O.o
        I gotta look into new ways of shipping. Last few times I needed something shipped internationally and in a hurry, it would’ve cost me damn near $100.

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

          Well, close to $20 anyway, lol. It’s usually $16 on CDJapan or $17-18 if I go with Play-Asia instead.

    • Elvick

      They should refund you the $10 then or something.

      • GhostNomad

        We’ll see. If it arrives on Monday I suppose I can let that go, but any later and I’ll likely send Amazon an email about that.

    • Anime10121

      Amazon doesnt ship Nintendo stuff out early even if it releases early… My copy aint getting here til Tuesday too :(

      • GhostNomad

        This is the first 3DS game I’ve preordered through Amazon, so I suppose I’ll either be more patient next time and just go with the free shipping or try to find the game in a store so I can just walk out with it on the morning it comes out :P

        • Anime10121

          Yep, that’ll likely be your best bet :P

  • bloodiOS

    What would The Order: 1886 look like if the devs gave in to complaints and went with full 1080p instead?

    • GhostNomad

      I kind of prefer the wider field of view. If we’re only going by those examples, I feel the camera is zoomed in way too close and the character takes up way too much screen space.

      • bloodiOS

        That’s also what I thought. I feel stuffier just imagining it.

        • GhostNomad

          The problem that I’m seeing with those two images is that whoever edited them simply zoomed in on the left side. It’s not centered, so the character moves too close to the middle of the screen. If it were properly centered and the camera got pulled back, that’d be ideal with 1080p.

          • bloodiOS

            That was me. I did the cropping that way because otherwise it would crop off the left side of the guy in a very awkward looking way. My problem with moving the camera further back is that it’s just going to open up unnecessary space on top and bottom. The placement of the camera was part of the design choice since the beginning so I think that kind of simplistic alteration would just makes it look bad.

            • GhostNomad

              Yeah, I considered the option of centering perfectly and figured that some of the character would end up getting sliced off. Far as making it look bad, I gotta disagree, assuming we’re on the same page. Basically the effect I was going for would be to keep the exact placement as in the original images but instead of the two black bars, have it be a full picture. The camera remains the same, the character doesn’t take up too much space, and it’s in full 1080p! Everybody wins!

              Though when I run it through my imagination, it might feel like the camera is a little too far in that case, so perhaps pulling it in a bit would help negate that without losing too much.

              • bloodiOS

                Well, I personally think that for TPS, it looks better for the bottom part of the screen to cut off at or slightly below the waistline of the character in control. That way it should hide the distracting movement of the legs and leave of room open for aiming and shooting. Now, let’s assume that they leave the camera where it is and open up the space from above and below, all that gained are distracting parts of the legs and more meaningless view from above. Now if they compensate for that by only open up the upper part, there would then be even more meaningless space above. Do the reverse and there would be too many parts of the character on the screen. Zooming in would just limit the field of view, so I just think where it is right now is ideal.

                • GhostNomad

                  Depending on the environments, being able to see a little extra in the upper portion of the screen would actually be helpful. Don’t get me wrong, I like the camera the way it is right now, but for the sake of the discussion, let’s assume the size of the black bars in the screenshots is 100 pixels (not the exact size, but this is for the sake of making a point while cooking and drinking :D)

                  If we cut those in half, shaved 50 pixels off each side, then filled the remainder of those black bars with visual information, I feel that it would provide a nice balance. There won’t be too much useless information on the bottom, you’ll get a little extra on the top but lose a little bit on the sides, and the character won’t change in size too much.

                  Apologies if I’m not making too much sense at the moment. Decided to start my weekend routine early so I’m already four whiskey glasses deep!

                  • bloodiOS

                    140 lines for each bar, man, it’s still gonna take some seriously zooming to balance that out. Well, honestly it’s hard to really say just by sitting here thinking about it. In the end, it’s all up to how the devs are going to handle it.

                    That aside, whiskey?! Your poor liver…

                    • GhostNomad

                      Couldn’t agree more. It’s one thing to sit here and talk about it, and it’s an entirely different thing to actually do it. And then it’s completely irrelevant since neither one of us has very much leverage with the game’s development :D

                      Pssh, don’t you worry! My liver’s a trooper. Not to make it seem like I’m an alcoholic though. I rarely drink more than a glass or two. I’m spoiling myself this weekend!

    • Elvick

      To be fair, I’m sure they would redesign the game a bit to work better in full 1080p. Not just crop it. :P

      Still it’s their game, so I trust them to make it the best way they can and this is how they feel that is. So I’m okay with the widescreen thing.

      After awhile we probably won’t notice it anymore.

  • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

    I just bought PS4 and beaten Outlast and Killzone Shadow Fall. While Killzone looks great, it didn’t feel next gen to me the way Final Fantasy XIII did to me when I played PS3 for the first time 3 years ago. I hope inFamous Second Son did that to me.

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

      I just realized… Your name is ‘Sasule’, lol. I’ve been reading it as ‘Sasuke’ this whole time for some reason @w@

      • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

        It has always been that, lol.

    • Elvick

      FFXIII felt next gen to you… interesting.

      Killzone so far is the only game that feels (and looks) next gen. As far as the retail games go. Resogun does well at showcasing the power of the PS4. dem voxels

      • new_tradition

        I agree with them. When I played FFXIII for the first time on my PS3, it was a clear graphical step up from FFXII and such.

        (still one of the prettiest PS3 games I’ve played to date actually :3)

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

          Yeah, graphically speaking… The game was definitely a step up, that’s for sure. I think that (and the music) are the only people can agree on which wasn’t linear, lol. The gameplay itself though… That’s another story entirely.

          • new_tradition

            I dunno, I liked it. It made me rage a bit though, lol.

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

              I liked it too, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t wish they would have made it more open before completing 70% of the game.

              • new_tradition

                Hmm…Well, I can’t say I’d disagree. I hated a lot of the narrative in FFXIII-2, but it was much more fun to actually play

        • Elvick

          Eh, it’s pretty… but FF was always pretty.

          So while it looked nice, it also lacked everything else that made FF great prior. Thus felt… not at all ‘next gen’. Especially with how long it was in development. Killzone looks insanely gorgeous, way better than KZ3 does. (especially artistically) And the scope of the areas is larger, and it pushed gameplay forward with new ideas without throwing away what makes Killzone, Killzone. At least for me.

          But dem opinions.

      • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

        Haha I don’t know, it just didn’t made me went whoa holy shit and scream like a little girl. GTA V recently did made feel like that.

        I hope inFamous Second Son did that to me, I think it will. Final Fantasy XV will definitely made me scream like a little girl, lol. I hope it release next year.

        • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

          Gta online is shit.

          Gta 5 is more shit.

    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu
      • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

        Yeah, especially since it’s open-world game, you can relax and enjoy it’s scenery that made you went whoa holy shit. Killzone has that but I don’t know it didn’t made me feel that way.

    • Wolf Star

      http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P3xKbPooKAo
      This and Infamous second son will be amazing!! :3 don’t forget order 1886 :) we will see a new trailer in few weeks :)

    • Wolf Star
      • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

        :P

        Nice

        • Wolf Star

          Yea :3 can’t wait.

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

      Whoa! Holy shit!

    • Elvick

      Holy shit. The Olympics… committee (or w/e they’re called) is stupid.

      Even if we ignore Russia’s current anti-gay bullshit, that is just ridiculous.

      Multiple reasons Sochi shouldn’t have been picked (and Russia in general). No offense to Russians.

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

        Well, at least you can look forward to the Summer Olympics being held in Tokyo in 2020.

        http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1940863-2020-olympics-everything-you-need-to-know-about-tokyo-games

        • Budgiecat

          but what if Godzilla comes…

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

            Maybe it will be a special event :p

        • Sae-Won Yoon

          >There is forever a chance that Akihabara might be purged by the Olympic Commitee because MUH SOMBODY THINK OF CHILDREN

          *sigh* I just wanted to go to comiket once, y’know?

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

            You mean go to Comiket without a bomb threat for once?

            • Sae-Won Yoon

              Without some KuroBaske fangirl losing her shit?

              Preferrably, Yes.

    • GhostNomad

      Suppose that’s one way to give Russia’s athletes an advantage!

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

        Not enough though, lol. An American took the first gold in slopestyle. Hell, even Shaun White said it was too dangerous and pulled out from that competition since it was constructed in a terrible manner and there were a handful of people that got injured even during practice on it.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    I bought a PS Vita TV a week ago and now testing some games out… For size comparison, it’s roughly the same size as my 2nd Gen ipod… https://twitter.com/RaiuLyn/status/432122059036966913

    Thoughts: I can personally confirm that Persona 4 Golden PAL version doesn’t work. Only accepts Asian PSN account at the moment. Surprisingly, the controls feels smooth and fast but the Vita UI is holding back from being best with a controller.

    • TheExile285

      Yeah it’s pretty small lol

      • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

        One more thing to keep in mind is that Vita TV requires a power brick to operate. But the brick is like the same size of Vita’s own power brick so you can easily put into your pocket as well.

        Though I would have liked Vita TV to have an internal battery to truly make it portable.

        • $18114340

          Wait, so the Vita TV’s power brick is actually different than the Vita’s? That’s… kind of a wasted opportunity.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      P4G doesn’t work? =(

      That’d be like, the first game I’d want to play on it.

      • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

        I’m using the PAL version (EU/AUS). But I’ve heard the NTSC version (US) works.

      • Eder García

        NTSC P4G works, i saw it on a stream

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹
      • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

        I have some of those games on the list but it’s on my EU account digitally. Since Vita TV cannot register my EU account due to the Vita TV isn’t available in the west, I can’t get those digital games to test it out.

        I’ll go get some game demos to test out instead. Right after I get an extra memory card.

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

          Nice have fun

    • Elvick

      Wish they’d put it out worldwide. D:<

    • DarkLegacy

      Cool. Have fun with it

  • Elvick
    • shogunknight

      A re-release then, would wish theyd add more characters

      • $18114340

        They are. Squigly is new to Encore, and Big Band is in development — the console version release of Big Band is scheduled to be at the same time as the PC version, so console players don’t have to wait. Eliza is next, then I think Robo-Fortune and Beowulf. Plus, Encore comes with so many system and balance changes that it plays very differently.

    • Kobracon

      Is that….Akihiko voicing the Dragon??

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

    Nice. I just checked the tracking information on my new stick and it’s
    actually out for delivery today and it just shipped yesterday, lol. So,
    looks like I’ll be getting it later today at some point >w<

  • Eder García

    Sony cutting 5.000 jobs, that’s like closing Nintendo

  • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

    Who is waiting for Persona 5?

    • GhostNomad

      Too damn many :D

    • DarkLegacy

      Me

    • PrinceHeir

      i’ll wait for the upgraded version just like what i did for P3 and P4.

      maybe they’ll throw in a Vita version as well.

      • Anime10121

        I could only wait for the updated versions because they were already released by the time i got into the series… I am now such a Persona fanboy that I MUST have the first version of 5 even if I know it’ll rerelease later :P

    • Wolf Star

      Me!! :)

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

      Sure, I’m waiting, but not exactly hyped. I’ve already got a full plate here. I don’t have time to be sitting around thinking about P5 at the moment.

    • Anime10121

      I WANT ITTTTTTT!!!!!!

    • MrFinalgamer

      i’m certainly exited, but i need to see more of the game to truly go FFXV/KH3 hype mode

    • Kobracon

      Every second of every day.

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

    So long, HRAP3-SA. You served me well. Now
    it’s time for the HRAPV3-SA to take over. I still can’t believe I got
    this for $80. It looks really nice and feels good too. I haven’t tested
    it out in a game yet, but the stick and buttons feel fully operational,
    just as they should.

    It actually feels lighter than my HRAP3-SA too, but then again… It did weigh like a brick, lol.

  • DarthBrian

    Just bought my tickets for this year’s Comic-Con. What an annoying and arduous process that was. >__<

    • PrinceHeir

      Comic-Con where?

      • DarthBrian

        San Diego. Is there another one? :p

        • $18114340

          There’s one in New York (run by different benefactors, I think), but it sucks and nobody cares about it.

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

    Well, looks like Flappy Bird will be gone for good in less than 24 hours. You guys think he was pressured by Nintendo or maybe reached some sort of deal behind closed doors to settle, or do you believe he’s actually telling the truth and merely taking it down because of personal reasons?

    Either way, it’s interesting to think about.

    http://kotaku.com/i-am-sorry-flappy-bird-users-22-hours-from-now-i-will-1518959784

    • Gariya

      I can see where he’s coming from. And good for him preventing mobile gaming from becoming stronger, even by a little.

      • $18114340

        Why is mobile gaming becoming stronger a bad thing?

        • Gariya

          Because Japanese games development is in decline thanks to them.

          • $18114340

            No, Japanese game development is in decline because of Japanese game developers. It would be foolish to attribute the decrease in quality and frequency of Japanese game releases to the rise of mobile gaming, given that Japanese games started their decline well before mobile was even a burgeoning market. The consensus from industry professionals and many Japanese developers themselves from what I can tell is that the decline in Japanese game development happened at the turn of the last generation, due to a struggle to adapt development practices to a new generation of technology, the sheer financial scale of production that the new generation required, and the explosion of global market competition.

            Anybody who blames the decline of Japanese game development on mobile gaming isn’t thinking hard enough. If anything, mobile is the only reason why Japanese game development isn’t entirely dead yet, since that’s the main source of income for developers at this point. AAA console game development has proven itself completely unsustainable in the Japanese market, and it’s only a matter of time before the west also realizes that throwing money into shallow big-budget productions in a desperate attempt to court a mass market that doesn’t actually exist is futile.

            • Gariya

              Let me rephrase to be more specific.

              Japanese HOME CONSOLE games development is in decline thanks to the mobile gaming bullshit.

              • Budgiecat

                Its both

          • Luna Kazemaru

            *facerolling* the amount of fail…

          • McPoo

            Oh no, what a tragic loss.

            • Gariya

              Indeed, a tragic loss. Video games will be filled with brown grey dudebro/AAA shit from west or cheap smartphone games. Some people actually want diversity.

              • McPoo

                Don’t worry mate, you’ll be able to get your fix of big eyes, spiky hair and ladyboys on your smartphone.

                • Gariya

                  Dudebro pls. I have standards.

                  • McPoo

                    And I’m sure you’ll enjoy the high standard Japanese mobile offerings.

                    • Gariya

                      “high standard”
                      “mobile”

                      Dat contradiction.

                    • McPoo

                      You insinuated that good games still come out of Japan so I assumed this entire conversation was just us spouting bollocks at one another.

                      Was I wrong?

                    • Gariya

                      “insinuated”

                      lol no.

                    • Charlie

                      But, but, what about Yakuza 5?

    • $18114340

      I’d wager he’s being honest and taking it down because of personal reasons. There’s been a lot of speculation within the industry that the reason why the game is popular is because of a viral campaign, which isn’t too far-fetched considering how pedestrian the game is when put into context — it’s a simple, free endless runner that generates ad revenue. If the creator of Flappy Bird is not the originator of any sort of campaign to spontaneously generate the game’s current enormous popularity, I can accept the possibility that he would be disturbed by it.

      I actually really doubt that this has anything to do with Nintendo. People are commenting that the pipes are ripped straight from Mario, that the bird is basically a Cheep-Cheep, but that’s complete and utter bullshit. If there actually are legal issues involved it benefits nobody to keep them secret, as the Streisand Effect demonstrates, and I’d be willing to wager that if any copyrights were being violated it would primarily be the responsibility of Google and Apple to remove the game from their respective app stores first. Unless people really are stupid enough to believe that having visual assets that look similar to another game is anything new in the industry, specifically the mobile games sector. If that was the case most of the games on mobile phones wouldn’t even exist. People have gotten away with worse.

      Everywhere I go on mainstream games press sites; that is, sites such as Kotaku that are targeted towards the self-proclaimed (and ignorantly elitist) “core gamer” demographic, I see nothing but hate for this game. You have to ask yourself, “why”? Flappy Bird as a game is nothing extraordinary. People in the industry are interested in it because they find its success completely peculiar, and maybe it is. On the other hand, a lot of gamers posting about the story on the internet bash the game in thinly-veiled and irrational hate for the very idea of mobile games. Yeah, I get it. People hate mobile. Talk about beating a dead horse. But the content ecosystem that has allowed mobile games to flourish really is a breath of fresh air. It’s just heavily commercialized and exploitable, and a lot of gamers seem to attribute a moronically simplistic black-and-white morality to the very phenomena that gave our cherished industry a second wind. Of course, it’s not as simple as, “a lot of people hate Flappy Bird and go to great lengths to express this”. Surely there is pressure from the press, from suits and pundits wondering how they too can make a quick buck, and from the industry itself. But the festering gamer culture that gave rise to such palpable vitriol against a game that doesn’t seem to deserve it from my point of view is pretty fucking bewildering and kind of disgusting.

      I mean, just read this shit from Kotaku’s other article:

      He’s also avoiding press contact, and stopped doing interviews.

      Maybe he’s busy counting all that money…

      This is actually what our industry considers “professional”.

      • Budgiecat

        If I was making 50k a day from making that p.o.s. game I wouldnt give a shit what anyone says. Turn off your Twitter problem solved..

        poor sad millionaire ….

        • $18114340

          He’s pulling the game, so he will no longer be making 50k a day. That point is moot. It would appear that the notoriety is not worth the 50k/a day to this particular developer.

          • Budgiecat

            Or that he’s already a millionaire since its been popular for a year now and might be getting pressure to take it down from other sources

            • $18114340

              If you can prove that, I will believe you. Until then, I’m casting doubt on the idea of some nebulous “other sources” unless you can start naming names. I didn’t start hearing about this game until a few weeks ago, and all the coverage I’m reading on it suggests that most people didn’t know about the game until all around that same time, either.

              The idea that you can easily make millions off of ad revenue from a free app is a myth. The idea that he is making $50,000 a day from the game is not accurate considering that the app store takes a huge chunk of that in commission (I think the figures are around 1/3rd of revenue), we have no way of knowing how stable that figure is (it could have been a spike of $50k a day for only a few weeks), and the developer doesn’t get this money instantaneously; there are bound to be contracts involved that significantly cut down on the actual amount of money he sees from the game. There are also international factors to take into consideration, as he is from Vietnam.

              Again, it’s not a sustainable figure. Let me put it this way; a lot of prominent eSports figures and Youtube personalities make a living from ad revenue with similar figures, but because of the legal ramifications involved they certainly don’t see all of that money, payouts aren’t necessarily frequent, and considering audience fluctuations it’s also not a reliable job without sponsorships from corporations that can guarantee payments.

              All in all I think the $50k/a day figure on the inference that it’s a flat, guaranteed rate is fairly disingenuous and oversimplified by the press that seek to exaggerate and glamorize mobile app development.

              • Budgiecat

                Even if it’s 5 to 10K a day its still worth whatever nyaa nyaa’s he’s getting on Twitter..

                Thats still more than what most Americans make in a month and def more than what most Vietnamese make in several months to a year….

      • Elvick

        I think it’s an insult to gaming. Mobile has potential and can compliment handheld and console gaming. As *good* games on the platform showcase (Rayman: Jungle/Fiesta Run, Cut the Rope series, Jetpack Joyride)

        But that game was shovelware and proved why mobile is a shitty platform as a whole. You don’t even have to make a good game to become popular.

        Just shove out any garbage until one sticks to the people with no taste to find something better to fill their 5 minutes with. Hell, shove out the same game reskinned until it works out for you and that can work.

        Consumers who play shitty games on mobile have made mobile a joke. Nevermind their support of rip-off F2P models and games designed around selling shit instead of games designed around… actual game mechanics.

        • $18114340

          Just shove out any garbage until ne sticks to the people with no taste to find something better to fill their 5 minutes with. Hell, shove out the same game reskinned until it works out for you and that can work.

          I’d argue that console gaming has already been like this since the Atari 2600, just that the nature of the smaller and less diverse demographic meant that critical acclaim was a more reliable indicator of success, and the lack of alternatives meant that the audiences were relatively insular. In my opinion the only difference between the selection of games on the mobile market and the selection of games on the console market is that right now all eyes are on mobile because it’s new, and thus there is harsher criticism being applied to an immature market. There are indications that the profitability and sustainability of mobile markets has plateaued and that’s the reason why we’re seeing a decline in quality. I don’t think Flappy Bird proves anything about the mobile market being a shitty one, just that it operates on different principles than the conventional game market, which is alien to many people who self-identify with the predominant gamer culture.

    • Elvick

      *shrug*

      Garbage game is gone. Nothing of value was lost.

      That said, I do not understand people’s inability to block trolls. It’s not hard. And if you’re too lazy to do it in a high volume, just ignore all mentions.

      Don’t get it.

  • Rikimaru

    I just finished my first run of Persona 4 Golden and all I can say right now is
    Thats it? No big boss no nothing? I still haven’t gone through the True ending.

    • $18114340

      Did you get the bad end? Cloudy sky and everything? Anticlimatic, questions left unanswered?

      • Rikimaru

        YES is there a good ending

        • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

          You got the bad ending. There’s two different endings other than that.

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

            I personally like the uh… the ending you help “the killer”.

        • Nice Boat

          You have to find the true culprit. The key in getting the true ending is answering the correct questions when the game tells you it’s an important time.

        • $18114340

          Yes, there is a good ending. You get the bad ending if you can’t figure out who the killer really is, or if you don’t stop them in time.

    • MrFinalgamer

      that’s one of the things i dislike about P4, the BS criteria in order to get the law ending & true ending. first off you need to awnser the questions made b yosuke in a certain way (in November) if not you get the bad ending) after that you do some investigation, and have to guess who’s the killer out of a list of names (you have 3 chances), after a LOT of content opens up. also when you think the game is about to end and they ask you to go back to your house…DON’T GO BACK! you’ll thank me when you get there

      • Rikimaru

        I figured it out. I was fucking stuck on investigating with the “Seen anyone suspicious and about those murders” part I WAS LOSING MY FUCKING MIND I SPENT 3 HOURS ON THAT PART I ONLY HAD TO TALK TO THAT OLD MAN BY THE SHRINE. but yeah thanks to all y’all since now I have like 10 more hours of gameplay added. I have Anubis, Loki, Thor, Shiki Ouji, Jinn, White Rider and I kept Izanagi all the way.

  • DarthBrian

    Was just watching this video from Thief from Game Trailers. They say you can turn stuff on and off to adjust your difficulty setting. Can I turn off that stupid swoop move bullshit too? That seems like it’s also going to make the game way too easy. As it is I’m going to wait for a 75% off Steam Sale on this thing. Not looking like it’s going to be worth full price whatsoever. :|

    http://youtu.be/pv_knVnX5qk

    • Elvick

      Why would you have to turn it off? Just don’t use it. Unless it’s automatic, that preview didn’t make it clear.

      • DarthBrian

        Yeah. That’s why I’m asking.

        • Elvick

          Ah, I see.

          I guess you can see impression and stuff. If there weren’t so many games coming out, I’d be getting it.

  • PrinceHeir
    • Budgiecat

      Cool. Tell Square-Enix

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

        Why? They finished the translation way before these guys. They just never bothered to release it, lol.

        • Budgiecat

          On another note; I think I have the same problem as you with my PSP; when I charge it, it just seems to die too quick and when I have it plugged into the charger, it just randomly shuts off….

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

            Yeah, something to do with the power system on the handheld. Need to have it repaired to fix. Replacing the battery doesn’t help. It still turns on and off on its own.

            • Budgiecat

              Thanks. Thats what I wanted to know for sure before wasting money on a new battery.

              Damn it. Now what. I know of a place that may be able to fix it but I wonder how much they’d charge….this is my 2nd PSP too. Should we bother or just get a new PSP?

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

                No idea. If it were my local gaming shop, they’d probably charge over $100 just to fix it (that’s including a maintenance fee or whatever so the guy is getting paid for his time to even examine it to determine the problem). For that money, you could probably just buy another PSP. I imagine they are selling for less than $100 on ebay at this point.

                I got mine for $75 or so and it worked for a few years until this started happening.

                • Budgiecat

                  same here

              • $18114340

                Don’t buy a new battery. Sony doesn’t manufacture them anymore, which means that official Sony-brand batteries are impossible to find for a reasonable price. And everything else is just foreign knock-offs, which makes the battery an explosive hazard that has a really low charge capacity anyway.

                Your best bet is to send it in to Sony to get it fixed, or just buy another PSP. Out-of-warranty Sony charges $69.00 plus taxes from an email I received from their support. At that price if you have an extra thirty bucks just buy a brand new one.

    • Kobracon

      Oh are they done with VC3? Sweeeet

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

    So… The virtual currency dogecoin (yes, that’s based on the meme) seems to have helped fund a Jamaican bobsled team to compete in the Winter Olympics next month.

    http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/news/how-dogecoin-is-funding-the-jamaican-bobsled-team

  • Nice Boat

    I started playing Shadow Hearts 1. It’s fun. The ability of turning the MC into a monster for how much time I want is pretty nice. The other character are okay I guess. From what I get the story is supposed to feature horror, but the voice acting is bad I laughed a lot in one backstory. “SHOSHOSHO…. SPLAT.” The pacing is also quite good although it sucks it’s too linear.

    Also, prepare for the Olympic Games

    http://i.imgur.com/hi9HbCr.gif

    • Elvick

      I wish I had the first game. I have the sequel. ):

      I stopped playing when I learned it wasn’t the first.

      • Nice Boat

        You mean Covenant or New World? I heard beating Covenant wasn’t that important to understand New World

        • Elvick

          Covenant.

          New World is a prequel isn’t it?

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

            Who cares? New World was ass anyway. They changed the system, ditched a lot of characters, and the ones they replaced them with just weren’t as likeable.

            • Budgiecat

              yeah I don’t even touch that game. I kinda like to pretend like it doesn’t exist…

            • new_tradition

              New World was my first Shadow Hearts game, so I couldn’t really compare, but it was pretty cheesy. I actually haven’t beaten it yet…

              Found the first two games and felt the difference immediately, although awful grammar errors detracted from the experience.

              Second game unfortunately has some freezing issues on my PS3 so I haven’t gotten further than 10 minutes >_>

              • Kobracon

                It gets pretty good near the end. Especially the part that makes the MC pretty darn powerful.

            • Kobracon

              I liked New World. There was no way they COULD continue after what happened in Covenant anyway. And how was the system different? Unless you mean something besides the fighting system. Sure the MC was a wuss (for the most part) but the charm and quirkiness of Shadow Hearts was still there.

              I was very fond of Frank the Ninja and Ricardo coz he had a guitar that had MISSILES AND A GATLING GUN!

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

                Well, the combo system changed, so you couldn’t exactly fight the way you used to in the original and Covenant, which was rather annoying. I knew the game was a joke as soon as I saw the Indian had a technique known as ‘Gun Fu’. No… Just no.

                As far as I’m concerned, Shadow Hearts ended with Covenant and Yuri, and it was awesome. The New World? What’s that?

                • Kobracon

                  Really? Reaaally? Gun Fu is what set you off? Not a damn dog in Covenant as a party member? Not Geppetto and his ability to wear girl’s panties as armor? The talking dogs in Blanca’s personal quest? Not Anastasia and her camera? Not effing JOACHIM and his family? Gun Fu is your line?

                  The game was always a joke with serious tones here and there. New World MC’s thing about his sister is quite sad, as well as what happened to Ricardo’s girl.

                  Also the combo system is still there. Heck some of the guys Gun Fu is GREAT for comboing juggles and knockdowns. I think you just don’t like the exclusion of Yuri and co. I’m not saying its better than Covenant but it sure as hell doesn’t deserve to be treated like DMC2 or DmC….

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

                    Actually… Considering what all you experience in Shadow Hearts and Covenant, the stuff you’re mentioning sounds rather tame, lol. Gun Fu wasn’t exactly where I drew the line. I was already bothered by the fact that the main inherited all this money and bought his own building so he could become a detective or whatever.

                    La-dee-da. You make me play as this badass Yuri, then what’s-her-face (can’t remember her name from Covenant, lol), now I have to be this little brat? Also, I realize the combo system is still THERE, but they changed it and it was just another nail in the coffin for me.

                    • Kobracon

                      Well that sounds…really bitter. Well its a shame you felt so strongly about that. New World was far from a bad Shadow Hearts game and my perverted half very much enjoyed the switch to a female Demon changer for once. Covenant will forever remain my favourite and my entry to the series, but New World doesn’t deserve the hate. It was still a damn fun and creative RPG.

                      …..shit now I feel like replaying those 2….

                      Edit: Also the MC has a pretty messed up family actually…..

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

                      Maybe New World was a good game on its own, like if the person playing hadn’t ever heard of Shadow Hearts or played the others, but it was just too cringeworthy for my taste. It would be like never being introduced to Devil May Cry and picking up the latest DmC or Resident Evil 5 and 6, but never playing 4 or the others.

                      They may all be decent or good games on their own, but in my opinion… New World had about as much to do with Shadow Hearts as Street Fighter has to do with Final Fantasy. It’s fine if you enjoyed it and everything, but please don’t try to pass it off as something that it obviously wasn’t.

                    • Kobracon

                      It had a Harmonixer, Joachim’s sister, a dude who uses weapons as dumb as Joachm and Roger Bacon. Also a better combo system as well as the quirkiness and cheese I know from a Shadow Hearts game. It was definitely still a Shadow Hearts game if you take off the nostalgia glasses for Shadow Hearts 2.

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

                      Nothing about nostalgia glasses, really. Hell, it’s not even about SH2. I was most impressed by the first installment and it took me a while to even get into the second one, but I finally did and began to enjoy it. Once I started up the New World though, lol… I was ready to toss it into a fire pretty quickly.

                      Too much shit changed and I was still annoyed they were wanting me to go from Yuri, then Karin, to this little shit. You can call it whatever you want, man, but it will NEVER be a Shadow Hearts game in my book. They might as well have just given it a different title since SH2 tied up loose ends and whatnot with Yuri and the story was over there.

                      Anyway… You liked it, I didn’t, let’s move on.

                    • Kobracon

                      Alright, I see. I haven’t actually finished the first. I didn’t know you had trouble getting into Covenant initially as well. Guess starting with 2 I fell in love with the quirkiness….fine.

                      P.S. After all this discussion, I actually started Shadow Hearts 1 XD My GOD does this look like an ex-PS1 game.

          • Kobracon

            No New World is a sequel. Or rather, its just AFTER Coventant. Although there is one clear return character from Covenant.

    • Kobracon

      You should try Covenant and New World. One of the rarest settings for a JRPG to me. Modern era.

  • Nice Boat
    • Budgiecat

      To some, Knuckles was always “the Black guy” of the group. So maybe these developers thought that too and decided to go full retard stereotype with it so now he’s “the big black guy” of the group..

      • Nice Boat

        I remember a vid of one of Knuckles’ rap one of the commenters said “I swear Knuckles is blacker than Shadow”

      • Elvick

        No, they figured since Knuckles is the “strong one” (he punches rocks and shit after all) that they’d show that in his design.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari
      • $61526767

        ^This had me cracking up! LOL

  • bloodiOS

    Random ranting…
    I’m still sad that this was cancelled… The game was very much ready to ship and had to be to shelved for good because of what happened… It’s one of those time when I genuinely thought that mother nature is a bitch…

    • PrinceHeir

      Shame irem is no longer here :

      one of the most unique games ever. they could have used this game in order for the people to learn on how to evacuate and protect themselves in case an earthquake happens.

      same thing happened with Motorstorm Apocalypse JPN release.

      was cancelled as well due to the earthquake

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttOj1d_Ewh0

      i haven’t played the game yet, but this looks fun as hell!

      i used to play ATV games back then, wonder why i stop out of a sudden XD

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

      Dammit. Now you’ve dug up an old wound and reminded me of Bumpy Trot 2 ;w;

    • Budgiecat

      omg why’d you have to reopen old wounds like that??

      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v101/dbzbabe/cryinggoten.gif

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      I was looking forward to this =/

      And Steambot 2 =

      • bloodiOS

        I’ve been hoping that Granzella would give us something similar to those two but err, haven’t freaking heard from them since what, two years ago?

  • Budgiecat

    Watching V Gundam right now online. Just finished episode 6. Holy crap…enemy dude just offed himself out of crying shame of being beaten by a kid lol

    http://static4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100925121847/gundam/images/5/52/V-gundam1.jpg

    Recently finished watching War in the Pocket. That was a good one….

    • PrinceHeir

      I’m surprised that Zeta Gundam is being uploaded to Daisuki instead of the official Gundam Info channel.

      http://www.youtube.com/user/DAISUKI

      maybe i should finally start watching the UC timeline now and sees what’s the fuss is all about?

      • Budgiecat

        uh……yeah

        • PrinceHeir

          your not gonna watch it :P

          • Budgiecat

            Not going to watch what? I already watched Zeta and Double Zeta. I just need to now finish V Gundam and watch uh….Stardust Memories or whatever its called. Oh and finish 08th MS Team.

            Weird how they wont upload V Gundam.. I guess they never officially subbed it, Gundam X or Turn A Gundam. But then that doesn’t explain why G Gundam and Wing Gundam are still missing…

            But then again that ZZ Gundam sub doesn’t look that professional :P

            anyways, you can watch V Gundam on kissanime.com

            • PrinceHeir

              alright alright no need to be defensive :P

              i’m trying to start with UC, but i have too many anime’s on my backlog right now, i tend to get bored if i stick to one series all throughout.

              Gundam Wing is not uploaded probably because they just released the Blu rays, i don’t know about Gundam X or Turn A since i think the creator didn’t like his own show Gundam X due to being short.

              G Gundam same thing, i think Bandai Namco only cares about UC, CE, and the newer ones like Gundam 00 and Age/Build Fighters.

              they’re probably lazy to remaster some of the old ones, would really love to have a BD version of Gundam X and G Gundam.

              • Budgiecat

                This year marks the 10th anniversary of G Gundam too..

  • bloodiOS

    Say, what exactly is Granzella doing nowadays? It’s been a long time since I last heard anything about them or their projects…

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

    My friend in Japan is helping me get Soul Sacrifice Delta limited edition

    Hope Gonzo didnt do the anime

  • bloodiOS

    The more I think about this, the more I hope that when The Last Guardian, which I think is likely going to be a PS4 title at this point, is finally released in the West, it would be bundled with the HD-remastered ICO and Shadow of The Colossus (for PS4, of course.) I think just the simple act of advertising to the more casual crowds that there are three games in one package and that two of them are critically acclaimed titles would be enough to push more units than simply selling The Last Guardian by itself.

    • PrinceHeir

      Sony should collaborate with Square Enix and offer Final Fantasy XV as a demo download for The Last Guardian of vice versa.

      • bloodiOS

        If The Last Guardian ended up coming out first, including an exclusive demo of Final Fantasy XV would certainly be a powerful incentive (though I doubt it would happen), but I’m not sure about the reverse…

    • GhostNomad

      Right now I’m imagining a purely graphical remake of SotC on the PS4 and my shorts are getting tighter just by thinking about the experience.

  • bloodiOS

    It’s like an entirely different fucking game…

    http://skyrim.jpn.org/images/253/25381.jpghttp://skyrim.jpn.org/images/258/25809.jpghttp://skyrim.jpn.org/images/258/25810.jpg

    • GhostNomad

      The power of mods!

    • PrinceHeir

      the first screen looks ace, reminds me of Halloween for some reason

    • $18114340
      • GhostNomad

        Ah man, that brought back memories. Couple of buddies and I tried to make a video like that a while back and ended up jumping around for an hour in 110lb of gear. In the end about 90% of the photos were blurry and our knees hurt for the next couple of days >.>

    • Elvick

      Would buy.

      I don’t like playing games on PC though. Wish consoles could have mods.

    • 罪罰

      If someone made a complete overhaul even me would play Skyrim lol

    • Kobracon

      You’d be surprised. Sadly it doesn’t fix the gameplay….

  • Budgiecat
    • new_tradition

      F*cking hell, I was lying in bed in the dark browsing on my tablet with it close to my face, and I have media hidden, so when I clicked it and saw this, I frickin’ jumped! Dx

      Now I can’t go back to sleep. Thanks a lot, lol >.<

    • Gigus

      Thats one fuck!ng badass majin buu!

  • PrinceHeir

    anyone remembers Zoids?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DY0jGhfpnM

    i watched the original Chaotic Century, but New Century is probably the one show that i remember in the series the most.

    i used to watch this along with Gundam Seed. Bit Cloud is probably the name that stuck to me the most.

    and Leena is a pretty girl, but Sweet from Zoids Fuzors is probably the one that i had a crush on back then XD

    also can anyone confirm that they had showed Fiona naked in the first few episodes? for some reason my brother saw it on TV, yet i don’t really remember where they showed it? according to the wikia it’s episode 4 :

    and it seems this is the picture

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v163/levon/ZOIDimg086.jpg

    for some reason i thought it would be full blown naked with the way my brother used to talked to back then.

    this is also one of the few series where the english dub is pretty well made. looking back right now, it’s still pretty good after all these years ^^

    i also can’t find any Japanese version of the anime, it seems they cut a few scenes from the US version. only Genesis is in JPN only which is the last one they made for now.

    i wonder why they stopped making any new entries?

    • Budgiecat

      I never watched the shows.

      I just remember the actual toys when I was little because my friends dad was a wealthy artist and he’d always get him imported Japanese toys no one else had.

    • Elvick

      I fucking love Zoids. I liked it more than Gundam… because… ANIMALS <3

      (I like Beast Wars better than regular Transformers too)

      dem animals

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I really liked Zoids. Good stuff.

  • PrinceHeir

    while i’ve known Akio Otsuka since the first Ghost in the Shell, for some reason i never watched Black Jack which according on the net boosted and made him more popular in his career.

    this is the 2nd episode of the OVA series

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A5ulNzohj4

    and wow this is actually pretty amazing! the art and music is really old school :)

    i actually thought he was some kind of mad doctor that kills people or something XD

    now i need to watch this ASAP!

    • PrinceHeir

      also now that i look at this, this seems on what would the story of Monster anime would look like if Tenma became a fully fledged
      surgeon with no accusations of him being a killer or something XD

      • Budgiecat

        If you go to Animesols, Black Jack successfully completed it’s crowdfunding goal and you can watch the series there

        http://animesols.com/series/12?page=5

        Also there’s a Nintendo DS Black Jack game. It was pretty cool…

        With 20 days to go, doesn’t look like Tatsunko’s Hurricane Polymar will make it’s goal though : /

        • PrinceHeir

          wow thanks for the share!!

          i wonder why it took the OVA 10 years to finish? then again Tezuka-san passed away 2 decades ago so it’s a shame he wasn’t able to see the last episodes.

          i also read on wikia that Naoki Urusawa is close to Osama Tezuka and did the work “Pluto”

          i wonder if Black Jack had some influence on Monster :D

          wahh Tatsunoko Works!!!

          the only works i know from them is Casshern series(Sins is the best) and Gatchaman.

          any more works you would recommend? will check out Hurrican Polymar, is it good??

          • Budgiecat

            Yeah I like it its pretty funny. I would also check out Yatterman, Tekkaman & Tekkaman Blade. Karas as well (for the awesome animation).

            I wish someone would translate Ippatsuman though

            • PrinceHeir

              ohh Karas! i forgot that was from Tatsunoko!

              i really want another Tatsunoko vs Capcom game!!

              • Budgiecat

                I killed the guy that downvoted you btw. I threw a grenade at him after I strapped some remote detonatted C4 to his back while he wasn’t looking and shot a poison ninja dart at his neck from afar

                • PrinceHeir

                  lol thanks!

                  i just found out that this is some douchebag that got mad at me from the Metal Gear Informer site XD

                  even tried to be clever and disgrace my name with his fetishes XD

                  unfortunately i don’t court any stalkers :(

                  i don’t even downvote people at all. it’s just pointless and a waste of clicking!

  • Budgiecat
  • bloodiOS

    I want to be able to watch this animated short… T___T

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eldiObt_dT8&hd=1

  • Gariya

    Man, Maaya Sakamoto(FFXIII’s Lightning) sure can sing:

    http://www37.zippyshare.com/v/76847094/file.html

    • PrinceHeir

      well she IS a singer :P

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

      she’s also a composer(usually works with Yoko Konno) and a voice actor and a lovely lady ^^

      Kenichi Suzumura must feel so lucky to be with her!!

      • Gariya

        What’s cooler is SuzuKen and Sakamoto often voice couples/canon pairings/OTP in some works.

        Sakamoto is REALLY talented.

  • bloodiOS

    Hmm… I’m sorta looking forward to this:

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

  • PrinceHeir

    also what happened to @zerorpg:disqus?

    i haven’t seen him much nowadays :

    i hope he’s okay!

    • bloodiOS

      He’s probably just busy with all sorts of stuffs. He replied to one of my comments 14 hours ago.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I did? I’m pretty sure I was flying in my super secret space ship, heading to my super secret space base, where I do awesome stuff. Thing is, this is all like super secret so I can’t tell anyone, okay?

    • GhostNomad

      Just because you don’t see him doesn’t mean he isn’t watching over us :D

      <3 YOU ZERO!

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I’m always watching!

    • AdamBoy64

      He’s probably on a hot date.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I’d like to go on a hot date with my bed. I don’t get enough sleep these days. ^^;

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I’m here. =)

      I just haven’t had very much time to post lately.

      It takes quite a bit of time to read and moderate all the comments. ^^

      • PrinceHeir

        oh i see!

        sorry for my foul language every now and then.

        i’m just pissed off in certain things that i shouldn’t even stressing me out.

        so forgive my language! will try to moderate my comments every now and then!

        and tell me, your the one who removed my Anna Konno pics here :P

        i don’t really mind since it can be NSFW every now and then XD

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          No worries. If comments get removed, it’s typically the replies that result in me having to remove stuff. One good comment gets like 3 or 4 troll of flame replies, etc.

          I don’t think so, but, it would be best in the future to post SFW stuff in here. Anna is really pretty might I add.

  • PrinceHeir

    here’s a fan cover of Densetsu Kyojin Ideon ED of Keiko Toda

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8RaQboEKGI&list=WLwTZ_rCdJi7DJzbtFNbeOg2wgM-UyAmp6

    her voice really sounds soft and gentle! i can’t believe no ones hiring her yet!!!

    and yes spoiler for the anime, pretty much shows the deaths of tons of characters and all.

    need to watch this!! it seems one of Tomino’s “Kill em all” series XD

    • Budgiecat

      not gonna watch that because yes spoilers but yeah Ideon predates Gundam as one of “Kill am all” Tomino’s works. I just have yet to put aside some time to watch it..

      Invincible Ironman Zambot 3 as well. You should check that one out too

  • PrinceHeir

    i just saw Cat’s eye trailer by rightstuf and now i’m hook with the ED song!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_qmAwaYF84&list=WLwTZ_rCdJi7DJzbtFNbeOg2wgM-UyAmp6

    character design is gorgeous! i know this is the same author as City Hunter and Angel Heart, that’s why all three look familiar XD

    such an old school feel!!!

    with all the JPOP and ROCK songs coming out, it’s nice to have a change of pace ^^

    this song is also good for exercise too!

  • bloodiOS

    Is this the man who will bring about the downfall of the European Union?

    • Budgiecat

      his chin is too pointy…

      • icecoffemix

        So that he can stab you better, dear.

        • Budgiecat

          But I don’t want him to. I don’t like that…

    • new_tradition

      What the..? There’s been more stuff since season 2? O_o

      I know there was an OVA or something, but I never got around to watching it…

  • bloodiOS

    I’m done waiting!
    For the past couple years, I’ve been very interested in Rule of Rose, but the pricing on Amazon is so fucking cutthroat so I’ve have been patiently waiting for the game to eventually show up on PSN but… no more. It’s already 2014 and no sign of the game anywhere! I don’t want to wait anymore, so I’m just gonna snatch a torrent somewhere, burn it, and play it on my PS2 instead. I deeply regret not grabbing the $50 brand new copy when I saw one at GameStop 7 years ago…

    • Budgiecat

      yeah I know. Which makes the lackluster attempt at PS2 Classics on PSN that much more annoying..same with Haunting Ground..

      • PrinceHeir

        want Haunting Ground and Clock Tower 3!!!

        and Kuon as well!!!

        • Charlie

          Are those games really that hard to find? I snatched up a brand new Haunting Ground just the other day.

          • PrinceHeir

            well if your looking for new ^^

      • Elvick

        It’s not like they can just shove whatever on there.

        Licensing and all that.

        It’s why we can’t have nice things.

        • Budgiecat

          I hate licensing

    • Elvick

      I regret not buying that Gamecube with Paper Mario: TYD bundled for about $90. I already had a Gamecube, but I have yet to be able to get Paper Mario TYD because of it’s price.

      *sigh*

    • TheBlackRabbit

      NO DONT DO IT ………MAINTAIN YOUR INNOCENCE DONT PIRATE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

      • Rikimaru

        YES LUKE, COME TO THE DARK SIDE.

      • GhostNomad

        ANNIE DON’T GIVE A DAMN.

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

        • TheBlackRabbit

          lol im impressed….but disturbed as well

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          What in this world? lol

          • GhostNomad

            She is clearly outta this world :D

      • Kobracon

        Wait….its illegal to do that? *looks at DVD stack*……whoops

        • TheBlackRabbit

          o.o fiend…

    • Charlie

      Rule of Rose, one of my most sought after games. It’s just a shame that it happens to be one of the rarest PS2 games of all time. Bugger…

  • Rikimaru

    I fell in love with Persona’s Music when I started playing P3P and wow this song from the movie is great.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dklh1N7Lm1Q

    • Kobracon

      Better late than never! Wait till you hear P4s music :D

  • 罪罰

    I finally started going to proper Japanese classes. Stepping into the wild, my dream will come true. No more waiting for localization! Funny enough my teacher asked me what was the reason I joined the class and it boiled down to “I hate waiting for things to get translated/localized” Teacher agreed with me.

    • Nightcore34

      Fair enough, localisation takes ages and some don’t even come over.

      • 罪罰

        *european feels*

        • Nightcore34

          Yep, Euro gets it bad, “It’s a hard knock life” comes to mind. lol

    • PrinceHeir

      *High Fives!!

      welcome!

      i think i remember you saying that last year as well :D

      i’m on my 2nd semester, its been pretty fun!

      it might get confusing at first, but as long as you know Katakana and Hiragana for now, you’ll do fine ^^

      will start doing Kanji in a few weeks, so this is gonna be hard as hell from now on.

      good luck to both of us!! hope you enjoy the semester!!

      • 罪罰
      • Zancrow

        You’re in your second semester and you just start learning Kanji?

        • PrinceHeir

          started fall, then spring right now.

          my professor didn’t want us to overload in the first semester, she wanted us to concentrate first on Hiragana and Katakana so we could be familiar with the language before tackling Kanji.

          • Zancrow

            Wow, you’ve got some laid back profs. xD
            I’m in my 3rd Semester and we had to learn Kanji galore from the very beginning. Yeah, it was hard.^^

            • PrinceHeir

              well she is kinda relaxed though.

              though in the next 2 years after this semester i’ll be getting the other professor which i heard was strict and says we have to know 3 lessons in advance and the classes are 3 hours per session.

              so yeah i think first year is just a warm up since in the college you need to take at least on foreign language in order to graduate.

              i’m guessing this is for those who just wants to credit, but not learn the language.

              i plan on minoring this either way, any challenge is always welcome ^^

              • Zancrow

                I see.
                Well, がんばれ!then. ^^

                • PrinceHeir

                  ganbare!!

                  btw where do you install a JPN keyboard configuration? i need to start learning how to use the characters in the key boards since the placement is different compared to the english one.

                  • Kobracon

                    Just google it. I think I got it from the Windows site. It can function with a QWERTY keyboard just fine. Basically you type out how you would say it in english and Jap words should pop up when detected. Spacebar makes it scroll through what it thinks you’re trying to say (Kanji included)

                    For example: Simply type ‘ganbare’ and it becomes ‘がんばれ’ as you type it.

                  • Zancrow

                    Well, that will be hard to explain considering I’m German. But I’ll try.
                    1. Go to system control.
                    2. Click on the keyboard section (Time, Language, Region)
                    3. Keyboard and input methods (?)
                    4. Change Keyboard…
                    Well, there I just had to activate the Japanese keyboard. I didn’t have to install anything, I think. Maybe I forgot, I’m not sure, anymore. xD

      • Kobracon

        Ooooh you’re in for a wooooorld of pain with Kanji. Hiragana and Katakana are NOTHING. I have been self studying for about six months and Kanji is NOT easy. Making great progress but geez…..

        btw http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/
        Wonderful and free site for Jap studies if you haven’t found this one yet.

        がんばってね、プリンスエールさん!

        • PrinceHeir

          oh don’t worry i’m already preparing for the worst :P

          thanks for the guide! will use this guide for sure!!!

          がんばってね、こぶらこん!!

    • Budgiecat
    • TheBlackRabbit

      oh nice, GO CORN. Don’t wait for anything my friend.

    • Kobracon

      Don’t look back Corn. Once you start, you follow through till its done. You can always ask here for some help, and I’ll help as much as I can. Super Robot Wars was the main reason I ever had the idea to try, so you’re reason is fine XD.

      http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/ -if you haven’t found this yet and http://lang-8.com/ You can type in Jap here like a diary, and get corrected by fluent Japanese speakers. Best way to learn is to practice! Sad but true. Google SRS and Anki. Valuable tools.

      Fight the good ファイト!

  • KingNigma

    I want Big Knuckles for New Super Smash Bros.

    • Elvick

      Pfft, he should get his own games.

      A work out game. A beat ’em up. And a dating sim.

  • bloodiOS

    So… with CyberFront gone, who’s publishing Tokyo New World Record: Operation Abyss? Also, when will it come out anyway?

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

      Main website says 2014 Spring, but we’ll see if it holds any truth to it. I’m still going with 2014 TBA, personally.

  • bloodiOS

    Project Rain World has reached $50K! If what the creator said before holds true, this will allow them to hire of a professional programmer and license the Unity engine for the project, effectively opening up the possibility for the game to be on more platforms (Vita, Wii U, etc.)

  • PrinceHeir

    no premium Edition of DanganRonpa: Trigger Happy Havoc???

    http://operationrainfall.com/danganronpa-trigger-happy-havoc-premium-edition/

    heck i didn’t even know such a thing exists.

    same thing with Demon Gaze LE on their store.

    do you think this will become a trend where more and more companies will make these Collector’s Edition exclusive to their store??

    • Gigus

      The limited edition of that game has been closed already. If you plan on getting Demon Gaze LE, I suggest you pre-order now before they close it.

      As far as collector’s editions being exclusive to the publisher’s webstore, I really wouldn’t mind as long as shipping is at a fair price. NISA is giving free shipping to any orders that are 20 bucks and above. Fortunately, all their games are above $20 and are automatically eligible for free shipping. The free shipping is only available for US buyers I think, so it sucks for anyone outside.

      • Elvick

        Shipping prices are fair from NISA though. At least for me.

        I’ve been buying literally every CE they’ve released for years now. It’s $13 for the LE of Witch and the Hundred Knights vs Square’s $23/24 for Drakengard 3 LE. :/

        $7 shipping for the DanganRonpa LE.

        Plus, with the gift certificate codes you get for ordering a lot with them it knocks off $5 here and there. And no Digital River. :P

        As a Canadian buyer, I don’t mind NISA’s store at all.

        • Gigus

          Yeah Square Enix’s shipping is horrendous. I’m still debating on whether to get the collector’s edition of FFX/X2 HD from them.

          Ooh! Tell me more about these gift certificates from NISA!

          • Elvick

            From their FAQs;

            “You will receive 5 Reward Points for every dollar spent on the NISA Online Store. Once your point total has exceeded 500, you will automatically receive a $5.00 Gift Certificate voucher code by email that can be applied to future purchases. Gift Certificate codes will expire one year from when they are created.”

            Pretty easy for me to do, since they release so many LEs. I’m usually always half way to one. I have 350 points right now. I used two codes on my DanganRonpa LE order so got $10 off. (I found an extra old one deep in the bowels of my emails and it worked!)

            • Gigus

              lulz disqus deleted my previous comment to you cause I said cr@p.

              Again, will nisa honor me those points for registering after I’ve made a purchase? I pre-ordered “The Witch and The Hundred Knight” LE.

            • Gigus

              I finally made an account with NISA but the pre-order isn’t showing up in my orders list. Are any of your pre-orders like this?

              • Elvick

                They all show up there. “Pending Fulfillment”

                The points are rewarded after the charge btw. So, I guess you could try to cancel the original order and re-order from your account?

                Or you could contact them and try to see if they could put it on your account or something.

                Here’s the cancellation info if you want to try that.

                “If your order has not been printed for shipping at the warehouse you can cancel your order. Please email storesupport@nisamerica.com,
                or call us at (714) 540-1185 during business hours (Weekdays 10AM-6PM
                PST) for assistance in cancelling your order. If it has already been
                shipped, you will need to refuse delivery or return the package to NIS
                America.”

                • Gigus

                  I’ve already sent an email regarding an account merger. Hopefully they respond soon.

              • Elvick

                Actually, maybe this would be more helpful;

                “I have ordered something from your store, but I cannot see
                my order(s) when I login and my points are lower than they should be! ”

                “This happens because you have multiple customer accounts registered to the same email address. It usually happens when you make a new account at the time of ordering or if you don’t setup a password to login with. Even if you don’t sign up for an account with login access, our system still creates an account for tracking purposes. Please contact us so we can merge your accounts together and correct any errors in reward point totals. It’s important to keep only one account!”

          • Elvick

            Your other comment is awaiting moderation for some reason, but I don’t know if they’d honor your points if you create an account after. D;

            • Gigus

              I’ll find out when I have time to sign up :P. Thanks for tellin about the points though.

    • Elvick

      I guess if retailers have issue with stocking them, then yes. I’ve never minded that NISA does it, since I haven’t ever had a problem with their storefront.

      I do mind from companies that have shitty storefronts. Like Namco Bandai and Square Enix. SE especially, at least Namco’s site functions at a basic level.

      If more do it, they need to get their shit together first.

      • Gigus

        They’re still DR though -___-. I had to cancel my freaking copy of Ni No Kuni and that alone ruined my experience of ever enjoying the game. I’m still thinking of picking it up since its cheap now.

        • Elvick

          I got my order from them last time. But everyone else not getting the Wizard Edition freaked me out. D;

          But, I have the Symphonia Chronicles LE preordered there… and hopefully it works out again. And SE uses them too, so hopefully they don’t screw up Drakengard 3 LE or FFXIV LE on PS4. :

          • Gigus

            Yup. I got an email saying that they shipped out my order already and when I checked the details, it did not say “Wizard Edition”. They checked it and they admitted that they shipped the wrong one. I sent it back to them and got a full refund.

            I really hope they don’t screw up your order on Symphonia. They should know that limted number can run out pretty fast. I would be extremely puzzled if they manage to mess up your SE orders. I don’t remember them being in a limited number.

  • kirby755

    I just finished watching Nobunaga the fool Episode 6, I won’t Spoil anything but I have to say this is the Saddest Episode as well as Episode 5 at the end atleast. This episode had me jaw dropped and bawling my eyes out >.<.

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lm3bwe0VAE1qf5rkro1_500.gif

  • Elvick

    My boyfriend got me Bravely Default as an early Valentine’s Day gift. :’3

    • kirby755

      I would love to hear how the game is.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Amazballs.

  • bloodiOS

    What the heck is this?!

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pinmon.PataponRevengeHDhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/patapon-siege-of-wow!/id687602218

    • Kobracon

      Hmm? Whats this? Mobile game? Lets see, Patapo-OMG PATAPON!!!! WHAT THE HEY?!

      WHEN? WHO? WHAT? WHERE? DOWNLOAD!

      • bloodiOS

        It’s a Chinese rip-off…

        • Kobracon

          yeah I saw in the features “Enjoy Chinese” I stopped there. Also the reviews are middling….

  • Budgiecat

    Wow. Read through all the times lines in this site. Felt like episodes of all your favorite sci-fi anime like Gundam 00, LogH, Gunbuster meets Star Trek, meets Matrix meets Carl Sagan meets The Time Machine

    http://www.futuretimeline.net

    so far I’m up to the 23rd century….

    http://www.futuretimeline.net/23rdcentury/images/23rd-century-earth.jpg

    • Budgiecat

      Sentient animals by 3100 AD!

  • Rikimaru

    So uh guys Im in quite a pickle, which should I get? God Eater Burst or Persona 3 Portable? I was originally going to get P3P since I didn’t have the chance to finish it.

    • MrFinalgamer

      well GEB is basically a MonHun type game, so if you’re in the mood for that go right ahead. P3P is just like FES, minus The Answser (an epilogue), and the awesome animated cutscenes but it does have the improved gameplay from P4 (not AI controlled party members!), and it does have the FeMC which is great if you’ve already played P3 before

      • Rikimaru

        Ohh ok thank you.

    • Elvick

      Both are neat.

      I’d go with P3:P first myself.

  • PrinceHeir

    okay i patiently waited a day of not logging in my Square Enix NA store account.

    i tried logging it in, and it didn’t work, and since they might punish me again for multiple log ins, i only did once and went ahead to reset my password.

    turns out, they say that the email that i used isn’t registered in their database.

    BS. seriously!?! what the hell square enix!! this is even worse than Nintendo and that’s saying a lot. i cannot believe how screwed up their website is.

    digital river responded to me saying they will email me if they will ship my order. they also attach my order numbers of Lightning Returns FFXIII CE and FFX | FFX-2 HD CE. so at least i know that they know they have my order.

    but seriously i need to order the Drakengard 3 CE soon, they need to freaking fix this.

    anyone knows how to recover your square enix account? what email should i use in order to notify my problem?

    please this is urgent!

    despite Namco’s BS with digital river, at least i can actually logged in to their site and check my orders.

    i read that last year a few accounts we’re trying to hack the site, but seriously this kind of security is stupid and only hurts the consumer in the end.

  • bloodiOS

    I’m starting to wonder if Final Fantasy XV will look as good as they showed in the trailers. I mean, in the trailers, there are some seriously good AA going on there (the kind that eats up a lot of resources) and I don’t think even the PS4 is that capable:

    • Gigus

      I’d be surprised if they pull it off. If they do, the ps4 and the x1 will be working their butts off.

      • bloodiOS

        I hope they would use something similar to Ryse‘s SMAA 1TX and keep the frame rate solid at 30fps, instead of SGSSAA or whatever they seem to be using in the trailers. Well, they likely won’t attempt that on consoles (because logically speaking, it isn’t possible) and is probably going to use some type of post process AA instead. I just hope the game won’t end up with FXAA…

        • Gigus

          We gotta wait and see….. Unless they release a PC version we don’t know about which I don’t mind.

    • Rikimaru

      Its capable. Believe. We must believe.

    • MrFinalgamer

      well if they do that there might be some frame rate drops, i could be wrong (which i probably am) but if it looks like that then it’ll probably be 30 frames with possible frame rate drops…

      • Gigus

        If they even manage to hit a solid 30fps, that would be amazing.

        • MrFinalgamer

          truly, but i’m expecting some drops in scenes were so much stuff is happening, like that sea monster scene, god i hope i’m wrong. i believe Type-0 had them also (granted that was on PSP, but shit was gorgeous!) so who knows

          • Gigus

            I’m still trying to look for a new copy of type-0. Anyways, I’m fine with frame drops as long as they aren’t hugely noticeable.

  • Budgiecat

    Just found a game on iOS

    3D Twerk Sniper 2014: Worldwide Infection

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD9SGgdRJ7A

    • Elvick

      Kill it. Kill it with everything.

  • new_tradition

    Drakengard 3 Facebook says they’re gonna let people preorder digitally for the Tier bonuses. I think you still need to do it through the SE website, but it might be a viable option to save money on shipping.

    I’m actually thinking about cancelling my CE preorder since shipping is gonna cost more than half the cost of the CE :/

    Maybe I’ll be lucky and find a 20 dollar bill somewhere >_>

    • bloodiOS

      Is the free shipping offer for orders over $100 only available for those within the U.S.?

      • new_tradition

        Looks like it. I tried adding a second item to my CE order, and there was no discount. SE hates Canada ):<

        • bloodiOS

          Sorry, man, that sucks. By the way, if you’re gonna order the digital copy, might as well choose to add “Extended Download Service” since it doesn’t charge anything extra.

          • new_tradition

            I think I’ll still opt for a physical copy (probably through PlayAsia) since I remember reading the DL size is 15gb. That’s bigger than LR O_o

            • bloodiOS

              Just checked. It’s 14.5GB to be exact but yeah, pretty big (must’ve a whole of pre-rendered cutscenes.)

        • Elvick

          We never get free shipping from US sites though.

          SE’s prices on shipping suck something special though.

  • GhostNomad

    Yaaaay, Amazon just sent me a confirmation email that my Bravely Default CE has shipped! Y’know, the one I preordered back in December and paid an extra $10 for next-day delivery <.8[

    • Gigus

      Wasn’t that game due out last friday? Shouldn’t you be complaining to amazon about it and be getting a refund with that next-day delivery?

      • GhostNomad

        I should be, especially since it was on “preparing for shipment” since Wednesday night. I figured it was gonna go out on Thursday so it would be here on Friday, but alas that’s not the case. To be fair, it’s my first Nintendo preorder and the fact that those generally come out on Friday kinda made me expect about as much. If it’s not here by tomorrow night then I’ll be sending an email. Thankfully I’m distracted by the Toukiden demo, I finished everything I cared to finish in the Bravely Default demo, and I just got into Fire Emblem Awakening. I can wait 12 more hours :D

        • Gigus

          Still thats your money. I’ve been pre-ordering from amazon many times, and they’ve never shipped late (This is before I decided to relocate from the US). I’ve always received my pre-orders on time or they’ve broken street date, and you paid extra.

          • GhostNomad

            While that’s true, I’m not exactly melting the chair with my boiling anger. Considering that it was just shipped about 30 minutes to an hour ago (assuming the email wasn’t sent early/late), if it arrives within 12 hours then the shipping process didn’t take too long. While it did take an extra day or two to leave the facility, they haven’t technically ‘stolen’ my money yet.

            The other reason I’m not upset is that this is the first issue I’ve had with Amazon’s shipping, excluding the fact that they’ve sent me items in boxes that were unnecessarily large considering their content. Since I’ve done a lot of business with Amazon and this is the first issue, I can let it slide. If this were my first time and they screwed up, I’d be wanting my money back and a discount on the game in a hurry!

            • Gigus

              lulz,you’re pretty lenient with this XD. I guess with me I wouldn’t let this slide. I just don’t find it fair at all that you spent an extra 10 bucks on shipping. At the very least, (if I were you) I’d want a (huge) partial refund.

              The only time I wouldn’t complain about shipping is during the holiday season. Speaking from experience, its a huge pain in the arse to deliver during the holiday season.

              Hmm… just curious, where in the US do you live? If you live anywhere near an amazon warehouse facility they could be testing out one of their delivery drones. As cool as they are, I still wouldn’t like that thing delivering my mail unless it was armed to the teeth. If people are that desperate to steal mail they’d throw a rock, baseball, or shoot it down to steal whats inside.

              • GhostNomad

                Right now I’m still in my friend’s house just outside of LA. The package is coming from Indiana (which is weird since they should have warehouses here in Cali), so I doubt it’ll be flying here :P

                • Gigus

                  I see. I’ve reread your post and I’ve noticed you pre ordered yours on December. That’s pretty late so that pretty much could explain why your item is arriving a little late also. I guess first come first serve was in play rather than, “this guys is in our area, we should take care of him first.”

                  • GhostNomad

                    Could”ve been that they ran out of stock in the area where I wanted it shipped (knowing I’d be here in Cali, wasn’t here in December), and that might be why it’s coming from Indiana, and why it was delayed. Either way, I’m not ready to lose my shit over a little delay just yet :D

  • PrinceHeir

    Okay seriously i haven’t even watched the series yet i’ve been listening to this song for at least 20 times+ now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79r1YPu-SUI

    soo freaking good!! i miss songs like these!

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

      Dammit. You made me think of City Hunter ;w;

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4GbzhJQvs0

      • Kobracon

        I really should watch City Hunter. I see an episode or 2 on my local TV and was surprised how funny it was. I really miss classic shows like this and Ranma

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcaDJpzkDLI
    This thing still alive?

    Okay, y’know ONE OK ROCK? yeah that badass J-rock band?
    Guess who just went to one of their concerts.
    This guy.

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

      Lucky son of a bitch, lol.

  • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

    Team Ninja wants to takes full advantage of PS4 GPGPU for “Soft Body Physics”
    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=766469

    I hope it has model viewer!

    • Elvick

      It’s not really a new generation without new boob physics.

    • PrinceHeir

      Dead or Alive 6 now with next gen boob physics, godly realistic hair, and well more boobs!!!

      • Budgiecat

        with nipple physics and aroused clitoris physics

  • McPoo

    Would anyone else like to see a point and click adventure game, in a similar manner to The Walking Dead but based on The Wonder Years?

    • Anime10121

      I freking LOVED that show as a kid! Used to sneak up past bed time all the time as a kid to watch it on Nick at Nite :D

    • Kobracon

      Wasn’t born yet :/

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

    Maxi Boost loketest videos with new information. Leos Type II has been revealed and is a 3000 unit. Providence has changed from 2000 to 2500, Sinanju changed from 2500 to 3000, and X3 changed from 3000 to 2500. Videos posted below.

    First up, we have a lengthy loketest video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3C6bORDXtY

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

      what’s this change of numbers? is it the energy life bar of the Gundam?

      wonder if Namco will simultaneously update this between the console and arcade versions.

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

        No idea. You can download free gauges to change the way the HUD looks, which includes the numbers for your health, in Full Boost. You can also buy gauges too. I bought a couple, mainly cause I liked the layout of it as opposed to the original, but some of them just look ridiculous, lol.

        I doubt they will do something like update this simultaneously with the console version though. The most we can hope for is Maxi Boost units given to us as DLC a year or two from now, followed by a console port.

        • PrinceHeir

          i see.

          yeah it’s a shame Namco is slow on doing simultaneous updates between arcades and consoles.

          heck they haven’t even put the console exclusive characters from Tekken Tag 2 which was released last september 2012(a well over year now)

          all they did is used the game balance of the console version, but no console exclusive characters like Angel, Ogre, Unknown etc.

          Arc System Works, Tecmo Koei can actually do both at the same time, so why the hell can’t Namco do it??!?!

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

            >Arc System Works, Tecmo Koei can actually do both at the same time, so why the hell can’t Namco do it??!?!

            Gundam arcades make more money? Lol. They want to give the arcade enough time to rake in some cash before updating the console version, otherwise people will have less of a reason to play the arcade.

            Still… Extreme VS, Full Boost, Maxi Boost, whatever, is always going to be more popular than BlazBlue whatever in arcades. Well, at least in Japan anyway. It always ranks higher in Arcadia magazine, lol.

  • Elvick

    What are some good sites to import from?

    Play Asia
    AmiAmi

    Any others?

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

      http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/

      I’ve been using them for years, mainly because of their point system and they have notifications on the product page to let you know if you’re getting a first print bonus, external bonus, etc.

    • Pyrofrost

      I use the two you’ve mentioned, and Yes Asia.

      I really only make use of AmiAmi on some of my preorders. As far as Play Asia and Yes Asia go, they are pretty competitive with each other, and one of the two will generally have a cheaper price depending on the game.

      • Elvick

        Seems that Play Asia, stock wise, is better than AmiAmi and CD Japan.

        If Yes Asia competes with them, they’d probably have similar stuff. And based on the comparison I looked at, seems to be the case.

        This’ll be handy. Thanks.

        • Pyrofrost

          No problem, I was asking the same questions myself when I was getting into importing.

          What you mentioned about AmiAmi is one of its drawbacks, their stock goes VERY quickly. However, if you’re 100% set on preordering something, they always (in my experience) have the best price.

          As you said about Yes Asia and Play Asia, they pretty much run the same stuff. They also generally have items in stock much longer. I was able to get new “black label” copies of Tales of Vesperia, Musou Orochi Z, and Samurai Warriors 3Z years after they originally came out. Like I said though, if you’re ordering from one of those two and you’re a bargain hunter, be sure to check both. One will almost always (in my experience) have a cheaper price than the other.

          I will also add this. There has also been times where I have saved more turning to ebay or amazon. So if you’re looking to get a game that’s about 9 months old or older, it wouldn’t hurt to check those as well. For example, a few weeks ago I finally decided to get Sol Trigger (a great game btw) and got it for about 50% less brand new on amazon.

    • PrinceHeir

      play asia and yes asia are great, same with ami ami and CD japan.

      i would like to add in addition to the three above.

      Import

      http://www.nippon-yasan.com/lang-en/

      http://www.solarisjapan.com/

      for Doujinshi games

      http://www.paletweb.com/

      http://www.getchu.com/top.html

      for artbooks

      http://otaku.com/

      http://www.animebooks.com/

      • Pyrofrost

        I didn’t know about these myself! Great additions man, thanks.

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

    PANTSU FLASH!!

    http://i.minus.com/ic4VRffTfzCt9.gif

    • Locksus

      STRAIPPU!

    • GhostNomad
      • Elvick

        lol

      • Budgiecat

        Thats why you buy a wireless unit ya dummy

    • PrinceHeir

      imagine if girls can change their underwear this fast :P

      • GhostNomad

        They wouldn’t have to if they just didn’t wear any! ;D

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

        Hell, if they could pick out an outfit this fast, that would be even better. A guy is dressed and ready to go in less than ten minutes, but when a girl tells you she’s “almost ready”, you’re probably going to be waiting for an hour at least, lol.

  • Locksus

    I haven’t really been active for a while, but I’ll hopefully have more time to post moar from now on.
    Did anyone else try out ESO this weekend? I got into the Beta, played for about 2 hours and then logged off. Absolutely NOTHING about it was all that captivating. The visuals were OK, but the character models and animations were sub-bar.

    The combat felt pretty unresponsive and the attacks felt like they had zero weight. I felt like I was hitting air. And playing as a Nightblade, I could just spam one of my abilities in order to kill the mobs. I didn’t have to use my bow at all, really.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Good to see you. =)

      Hope life has been treating you well.

      • Locksus

        Thank you, Zero :) I hope it has done the same to you.

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          I’m doing pretty good, thanks. =)

          If you can, try and drop by to post when time allows. You always have a home here. ^^

          • Locksus

            Good to hear.

            And thanks for the kind words. I’ll try to be more active. My last year in college is ending next month so I should have lots of free time.
            Trying to get a part-time job for a few months before beginning my obligatory military service.

  • Martian Wong

    If One Person Has An Imaginary Friend, They’re Crazy, If Many People Have The Same Imaginary Friend It’s Religion? Can someone tell me where this quote is from?

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

      A. I already have a Vita
      B. Replacing the OLED screen with a LCD sucks

      I have no reason to celebrate, lol.

      • MrFinalgamer

        but borderlands 2 has a release date + a fuck load of stuff was announce to go along it, not only that but this will help move some vitas! it’s a win-win-win

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

          Yeah? It still has a LCD screen as opposed to an OLED. That’s my main reason for disliking the Slim and it’s enough to keep plenty of people away from it if you ask me. The size reduction isn’t worth it.

          Just go buy an older model with the OLED. You can afford one at this point.

          • MrFinalgamer

            TBH the LCD screen is no where near bad, yes it lacks in comparison to the OLED, but it looks great. the only games that make big diferences are colorful games like Rayman, and such. it’s a nice option for other consumers

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

              I guess you’d be fine with the LCD if you never experienced playing on the OLED, but yeah… After experiencing my friend’s Slim on the LCD, I couldn’t even stand to look at it for over 30 minutes or so. Maybe I’ve just grown used to my OLED.

              The difference is definitely there though and it doesn’t look pretty if you can compare the two and see for yourself. Here:

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW7TzE9LnBQ

  • bloodiOS

    So I just watched the 1st episode of Nagi no Asukara. It seems to be about a band of children of the minority group who is discriminated against by the dominant group. One girl of the band falls in love with a boy from the dominant group because he happens to find her differences fascinating. Because of that, a boy of the band of the minority group is depressed and in denial because the girl he knew for so long is stolen and potentially corrupted by a someone from the dominant group. Not sure if I want to continue watching this…

    • MrFinalgamer

      well it definitely sounds…odd. i’d say continue to the point in which your body can’t take any more…or until it’s over, whatever happens first

    • $18114340

      NTR! NTR!

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      It gets really good. I advise you to keep watching.

  • GhostNomad

    Huzzah! Bravely Default arrived. Got here in a hurry too. It arrived 5 hours ago right around noon O.o

    [EDIT] This circular fucking sticker. They really should consider sealing these things in a way that won’t damage the box >.>

    • Elvick

      Hate those stickers.

    • MrFinalgamer

      you could always use a thin knife, or anything sharp to cut it, unless you hate the sticker THAT badly

      • GhostNomad

        Both knives I have are sharp as hell, and the sticker was placed in such a way that there wasn’t much hanging off after it was cut. That said, it bugs me when it’s on special packaging and I took it off delicately. I didn’t tear off anything, and in fact the sticker almost fell off but it still messed up the box a little bit.

        Not the end of the world but for a Collector’s Edition, bit annoying since I tend to keep most/all items in the original box (games generally go in a binder).

        • Gigus

          It takes time to remove those security tapes. I usually do the heat gun trick when I’m impatient but you have to be careful. You don’t wanna end up melting the tape to your game. Using a hair dryer won’t give you the same results.

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

      Yeah, I’m generally pretty careful with stuff, but that’s an obstacle I can never seem to pass, lol. It always manages to tear off a little bit of the box, which is annoying.

      • GhostNomad

        In my case the seal almost literally fell off once I cut it so this was my result.

        http://i.imgur.com/DqIp97t.jpg

        http://i.imgur.com/JmLMsBa.png

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

          I’d be mad :|

        • Elvick

          I WOULD KILL THEM ALL

        • PrinceHeir

          for some reason my seal came off pretty quickly.

          it’s as if someone already opened this and just taped it backed :

          i checked the contents and there are no signs of finger prints or any damage or any tears.

          must be lucky me ^^

    • new_tradition

      I managed with the sticker (I was lucky in that the sticker I got didn’t have much adhesive on it O_o), but my CE was a little damaged anyways. There was some tearing on the inside of the box and the CD case was broken >_>

  • Kobracon

    Slowly chipping away at Basara 4. My goal is to finish hard mode with every character, and I have gone through almost all the new characters. Still loving the game so far.

    In other news, I managed to get Bravely Default! And it was the last copy in the shop too. Shopkeep said it was kept as a pre-order but the dude never showed so he said I could buy it :D Sry dude whoever you are, but you were too slow!

    • Gigus

      Thats the law of the 48hr hold. Hopefully they didn’t do a full down payment because that would really suck. I remember a former co-worker of mine got fired for selling fully paid pre-orders on CEs
      multiple times.

      • Kobracon

        They keep a deposit. So its not that bad.

        • Gigus

          Oh I’m aware that most game stores still keep the deposit but if the game is fully paid off, the customer who put the full payment for the pre-order should still be priority *assuming they did*. (sorry for the run-on sentence. not trying to make you feel bad also XD)

          You are still one lucky SOB though XP. How is the artbook by the way?

          • Kobracon

            Oh i was trying to say they only take deposit. They don’t take full payment for pre-orders. I didn’t get the CE btw, so I didn’t get an artbook (not that big on artbooks) unless….an artbook is supposed to come with every regular copy?

            • Gigus

              Not all the time. It depends on the retailer. The last game I got that did come with a free artbook was MGR.

              • Kobracon

                Well I’m talking about this shop in particular. And hey I didn’t get an artbook with MGR….

                • Gigus

                  Like I said, it depends on the retailer. I was visiting the US at the time and I just happen to be at the right place, and the right time.

                  Lucky me :P. The artbook isn’t really an artbook though. Its more like a booklet.

                  http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mMhUZctdQJs/URdKyoFaXhI/AAAAAAAAEAw/9y7tYWKwtwU/s640/MGR_ArtBook_04_MGSTV.jpg

                  • Kobracon

                    Aww thats still some pretty bitchin art right there though…..

                  • PrinceHeir

                    i got that as well :D

                    it’s from Gamestop, problem is that the art found there is also available on the piggyback collector’s edition guide which even have more art in addition to the one inside there.

                    it’s literally the same thing. the only difference is this is in horizontal while the book is vertical.

                    • Gigus

                      How much art work is included in the strategy guide? I only get strategy guides if the extra stuff included inside is worth having.

                    • PrinceHeir

                      i just checked just now.

                      it has similar arts, but mostly the one you got have lots of Yoji Shinkawa art as well as in-gam art.

                      the book has interview with Platinum games as well as how they designed the character.

                      it’s mostly concept art on how to they made the characters.

                      it’s also thin which is disappointing, but if you want the interview plus the strategy guide(which is VERY helpful in completing all the ID files)

                      then i suggest you buy it ^^

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

      I’m still going through Normal at the moment, I’ll pick something more difficult after getting characters to level 50 so I can start using the tag system.

      • Kobracon

        Once you get the right combo, I quite like the Ally system. It works well for slow characters. Like Hideyoshi and Hanbei. I use Hanbei to OTG a boss, then Hideyoshi L1 + triangle.

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

    Parents Television Council Targets Cartoon Network ‘s Adult Swim

    http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/02/09/parents-television-council-targets-cartoon-network-s-adult-swim

    If they’re not going to watch it on TV, they’ll just watch it on the computer later anyway. Get your shit together, parents. This isn’t the fault of the broadcasters.

  • Gigus

    All your base belong kobracon XD

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

      My base is mine.

      EDIT: Fuck you, Disqus, for making me look like an ass, lol. I didn’t know there was a picture attached until reloading the page. Now I get it ><

    • Kobracon

      PFFTHAHAHAHA! Omg I didn’t even see that! I just felt like checking the Open Forum XD

      • Gigus

        Yeah XD, I was on break and I noticed it while typing a message to you.

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

      Sometime I wish there were real criminal consequences to trolling. I know there’s some cyber bullying initiatives, but…Eh.

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

        Yeah, when you take it this far, there should be consequences. It’s one thing to dick around with someone on a forum like a lot of people do, but it’s another thing entirely to start spouting threats like this.

        • Elvick

          I agree. Extreme cases like that (based on the link title, not going to read it the title was depressing enough…) are ridiculous and should be punished.

          More generic trolling should just be ignored. Literally, we can block people for a reason. Aside from on disqus.

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

            >Aside from on disqus.

            They should really get on that. I could do without the bullshit from some of the users on here and it would be nice to simply block them if they have no reason to be banned (yet).

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

    So, for those that may have forgot, I guess Skullgirls Encore is out today.

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/02/10/skullgirls-encore-launching-on-february-11th

    • GhostNomad

      Sweet, I’ll have to keep an eye out for the message with the voucher today :D

      [EDIT] Still no voucher for me either >.>

    • Budgiecat

      conservatives trying to censor and demonize cartoons has been going on ever since Warner Bros, Tom & Jerry and Max Fleisher animation

    • bloodiOS

      I’m still waiting for my upgrade voucher =(

  • new_tradition

    Well I’m embarrassed. I’m too dumb for my smartphone >_>

    I was calling on my smartphone and was put on hold, so I put it on speaker and ate my lunch.

    Finally get through, and instead of turning off the speaker, I switched off the mic somehow, so the person on the end couldn’t hear me! I didn’t know what I did at the time, so I was yelling back into the phone like an idiot.

    Luckily the person was considerate enough to give the info I needed in the first place, so while it was a weird one sided convo, it was informative.

    But yeah, I never knew you could turn off the mic for phone calls. Seems counter productive, but whatever xD

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

      I have a feeling I’d do something like this. Hell, I’m still trying to wrap my head around how these kids are texting on their phones so fast.

      • new_tradition

        For me, I have auto predictions on. So while your typing, words will appear that seem likely to what you’d type and you can touch that to insert it. I think it monitors what you type, so it “learns” your style.

        I know there’s also a swiping thing you can do with the keyboards that’s really popular, but I never took to it, so I don’t know much about it…

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

          I don’t trust that auto stuff, lol. I’d rather just type the stuff out myself so I know what it actually is. I see waaaaaaaaaay too many typos posted online because of stuff like this. It’s always why I prefer spelling from memory rather than relying on spell check and whatnot.

          People have grown too dependent on technology, imo. It has certainly made our lives easier, but in turn… Society has actually become dumber in the process.

    • Elvick

      I guess they added mute to phones so you could avoid covering the mic with your hand and talking shit to someone in the room about the person you’re talking with.

      *covers phone*
      “God, Stacy is such a bitch!”
      *uncovers*
      “Oh, Stacy you’re so amazing! I love you, you’re so awesome!”

      I don’t see any other use. Unless you’re going to pee or take a dumb on the phone? (ew)

  • PrinceHeir

    okay can someone really help me out on this. it’s been 2 days now and still i can’t access my account.

    tried resetting the password, but says there’s no account that’s registered in their database.

    i found their email support and i saw this.

    https://support.na.square-enix.com/contact.php?id=20&la=1

    why the fuck do you nee to know my real name as well as my credit card number? i’m just gonna ask what happened to my account, why the hell do i have to give my personal info like this?

    even by calling it’s still the same thing.

    this is BS, why the hell was my account banned anyway? what the hell are you doing on the site!?!?!

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

      You haven’t tried talking to a live representative on the chat? That’s what I did when I thought I had an issue with my one time token.

      • PrinceHeir

        how does the token work?

        it keeps shoving me to buy one, what does it do?

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

          It’s just for security measures. You enter your original password, then push a button on the token (if you’re using the physical token and not the app anyway), and input the code you receive into your ‘one time password’. It’s just an extra layer of security.

          A lot of people were getting hacked by RMT users in the beginning, so I went ahead and spent the $10 to get one to protect my account.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Square Enix is full of morons. Seriously. Should totally get me to program the site for them… I will only charge them a fee suitable for them.$100/hr+

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I know how annoying the SE website bullshit can be. Did you consider making a new account?

      • PrinceHeir

        i think i’ll just have to.

        btw any tips on making a new account? what’s this token their trying to shove me to buy it??

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          I wouldn’t buy it. It’s an extra bit of security for your account.

          To explain it quickly. You use the token each time you log in, it gives you a new number to put in along with your username and password each log in. This number is the extra security step.

          The only issue is, if you have a problem with it… you have to try and deal with SE again. My friend had issues with it playing FFXIV. He decided to come over to my house, we had the phone on customer support for over 2 hours.

          They finally fixed it, but my goodness… talk about annoying. I just made a new password for my SE account, it’s rather complicated. I wrote it down here at home and put the paper in my drawer.

          That worked fine for me.

          Besides that, I might suggest making the account name easy to remember, and a good password of course.

          If you want to go even further, you can do what I did. I made a new email back when I started playing FFXIV, just for my Square-Enix account. I basically only use that email for SE stuff, and amazon.

          • PrinceHeir

            yeah knowing Square Enix, i probably won’t have to use this for now.

            i guess i’ll just have to make a new account no?

    • Elvick

      Maybe they purged your account? Who knows.

      SE’s site is utter garbage, and they have the most useless support too.

      • PrinceHeir

        i managed to recover my password, but now it asks me this security question, even though i have it on my notepad it still says its invalid.

        what’s even stupid is how they asks the new password to have no same letters in a row, no same numbers, and no same symbols.

        meaning my supposed new password “orderaccount” is not good since there’s an extra “o” at the end.

        and you also need a number and a symbol.

        what the fuck is this shit Square Enix?!?! seriously this kind of security is more on your ID and passport status and not some video game purchase.

        this is stupid.

  • Budgiecat

    You know we get all these music rhythm, vocaloid games….

    How bout a music rhythm game that takes a whole bunch of Anime OP and ED visually recreated and makes music games with them?

    http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view5/2543815/king-gainer-dance-o.gif

    • PrinceHeir

      that would be amazing!

      problem is it would probably cost them a fortune.

      imagine just 5 openings of anime in one song would be a nightmare for them.

      i would love to have at least 20 openings, and the rest are DLC.

      that kind of DLC, i wouldn’t mind at all.

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

      Just go play Taiko no Tatsujin. You get some OPs and EDs in there, just without the “visually recreated” videos.

  • Gigus

    Castlevania: LoS 2 demo is up. I’m surprised the file size for the demo is small (713mb).

    • PrinceHeir

      thanks for the reminder!

  • Elvick

    Anyone else get Toukiden? I need more PSN friends, so add me if you want Elvick_

    Make sure to say who you are, random requests with no message usually end with me deleting them. D;

    So glad not to have the limits of the demo. I need to get back in the groove of the gameplay though. I spent nearly 5 hours on the demo, before giving it a rest because of material and money limits. Not as much time as Soul Sacrifice’s demo, but SS didn’t have as many limits making it more fun. :P

    • GhostNomad

      I preordered the game off Amazon (still hasn’t shipped, starting to see a pattern here though I did order it late). I’ll send you a request soon but I can’t make any promises on my attendance. I’m all over Fire Emblem right now, and I still have yet to touch the full Bravely Default, just to mention a couple >.>

      • Gigus

        You should know better dog boy. Ordering late has its consequences.

        @disqus_4qxZDhDO9o:disqus I’m skipping Toukiden but I may need help trophy hunting with Soul Sacrifice. I’ll add you when I have actual time to play games.

        • GhostNomad

          Quiet, you. I was in no hurry to receive said order, even went with free shipping! Just letting Elvick know that I won’t be available to play at the drop of a hat :D

          • Gigus

            Still, you should know better when you want something to arrive on time :P.

            • GhostNomad

              “I was in no hurry to receive said order” kinda implies that I didn’t care if it arrived late. “… even went with free shipping” only solidifies that! Upgrade your reading comprehension software, Mr. Roboto :D

              • Gigus

                Ah, but you misunderstood my message. I was just implying that you just started noticing a pattern when ordering late. I didn’t say you were complaining.

                • GhostNomad

                  WELL I’M COMPLAINING NOW, SO HUSH!

                  Srsly though. WHY ALL THE LATE SHIPPING?! My Bravely Default order was placed a month and a half before it officially released, and that shipped two days after said release date. In this case, I preordered it two or three days ago so I’m not entirely surprised by the game not having been sent out yet :P

                  • Gigus

                    Based on all the free lance work I’ve done, it all comes down to logistics when it comes to shipping. Its pretty obvious that since you ordered late that you won’t become first priority.

                    If this was a different situation where you ordered a game thats been released already, they would have shipped out the next day. You still have factor in the demand for the product.

                    • GhostNomad

                      And all of that makes perfect sense, considering BD and Toukiden are my first two preorders from Amazon. I only have others’ experiences to go off, and my friend has received games early quite a few times, so I was hoping for the same.

                      Alas, I seem to be hoarding bad luck, so I should’ve known better!

                    • Gigus

                      lulz don’t put that bad juju on yourself lol. All of the stuff happening to you is just due to poor planning XD. You’ll be fine, just be patient.

                      Just be glad you’re not a delivery dog. Trust me, you’ll need a lot of patients if you ever take up a delivery job.

                    • GhostNomad

                      Nah, not quite. While I do make bad decisions from time to time, believe me, I have bad luck and lots of it. It’s not always in effect, but I’ve accepted that some higher power is just trolling me for fun :P

                      And on that note, I’m capable of being very patient. Sometimes I just choose not to be, so long as my circumstances allow it!

                    • Gigus

                      XD okay.

        • Elvick

          I love Soul Sacrifice. Already got the plat but it’s still fun to play.

  • GhostNomad

    God damnit, SE. What did you do now.

    I received an email about an hour ago that my Lightning Returns preorder will ship late because I had other items on the order that were not available yet.

    The problem is…. I never preordered LR, let alone LR and something else. Best part is that when I log into my account on the SE store (which I created solely for preordering Drakengard 3 six days ago) I can’t find any sort of history or past/current orders to verify that they haven’t screwed up my Drakengard order. I know for a damn fact that I’ve never even looked at LR on their site, let alone added it to my cart or paid for it.

    I’ve checked my bank account, I have no pending/processed charges outside of the $111 I paid through PayPal for my Drakengard 3 CE ($80) and Cactaur plushie ($25), I see nothing else that I can’t confirm/don’t remember paying over the last six months.

    I swear, if I get charged for a game I never wanted, I’m raising hell until they give me a free plushie and rush shipping on my Drakengard preorder, and a refund on the damn LR.

    • Gigus

      HA! Digital River, give something free for screwin up?! That makes me laugh. The worse they could do is bill you later for the free item thats supposed to act as compensation for screwing up many times.

      • GhostNomad

        I’ll settle for a refund and discount on my Drakengard order. At the very least, I get to be a very annoying customer :P

        • Gigus

          I’ll say this again, you should know better especially for digital river XD.

          So far digital river’s victims keep piling up lol

          • GhostNomad

            First time dealing with ’em so there’s that. Won’t be dealing with them again unless they’re the only place to get a particular game that I really, really want (like Drakengard 3 CE).

            • Gigus

              I’m preparing myself for the havoc next month when I place my order for FFX/X2 HD. I really want both the console and vita version but I’m having second thoughts…………. I’ll think about it some more -___-

              • GhostNomad

                You should really consider not purchasing them from SE’s store, if that option is available to you. I’ve used their store once and it’s already a bigger pain in my ass than I would have hoped.

                • Gigus

                  As much as I don’t want to, I can’t. That stupid collector’s edition with a blu-ray sound track was pretty much hook line and sinker for me.

                  I also wanna get the free shipping and the only way I can get that is if my order meets the hundred dollar requirement. So that pretty much explains why I wanna get the both the console and vita version from them instead. Only three things holding me back; an inevitable summer price drop, a premium edition is available at other stores without the soundtrack, and DR’s bad rep.

                  • GhostNomad

                    If the soundtrack is available for purchase separately (off iTunes or something along those lines), then that’s one solution.

                    If that doesn’t help, you can always give my method of decision making a try. Flip a coin :D

                    • Gigus

                      Buying the soundtrack separately is a horrible idea. Its 60 bucks I think. Buying the collector’s edition with the soundtrack is just additional 40 bucks.

                    • GhostNomad

                      God damn. How many tracks does it have for $60? O.o

                    • bloodiOS

                      I’m pretty sure it’s 5 CDs worth of tracks packed into one Blu-ray disc, with visual…

                    • GhostNomad

                      That’s one hell of a soundtrack then.

                      Suppose I don’t have much room to talk since I imported two soundtracks from an anime at $50 each, and they had about 25 tracks total :D

                    • Gigus

                      Yeah so shut upz!

                    • GhostNomad

                      YOU CAN’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!

                    • Gigus

                      Just did. So talk to the hand!

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O-QqC9yM28

                    • Gigus
                    • GhostNomad

                      Yyyyyep.

                      Refer to my reply below :P

                  • bloodiOS

                    When your collection arrives, can you check if the 12th track (Out of The Frying Pan) and 43rd track (Macalania Woods) on the sountrack BD have any crackling? Some people been saying that there is a very irritating crackling sound throughout those tracks, which might’ve been a manufacturing screw-up.

    • bloodiOS

      Demand a Lightning love doll as the compensation for the shits you went through *LOL* Seriously though, you might want to get in touch with customer service ASAP, just to make sure.

      • GhostNomad

        All of that, AND high-quality versions of every single outfit she gets in the game so I can play dress-up! With the clothes on her, that is. Not on me. Don’t get any ideas >.>

        But yeah, I’ll be doing that first thing in the morning as soon as I find a number where I can contact them. If it’s through email only, I’ll be sending one tonight, and another one tomorrow, and the day after that, and so on until I get this solved. Not about to pay $60+shipping for a game that’ll likely be on sale for $20 within a few months.

        • bloodiOS

          Oh, can’t get it on unless she’s clothed?

          Anyway, the best case scenario would that they’ll be sending you a free copy of LR by mistake, but who the hell want to risk $60 (plus shipping fee) for that?

          • GhostNomad

            Not necessarily can’t. It’d just be kinkier that way!

            But yeah, if they wanna send me a free one, I’m down. Played the demo, gameplay’s kinda fun, couldn’t care less about the story so at best I’ll be laughing at how silly it gets. But if they wanna charge me, oh hell no >.>

            • bloodiOS

              I just got a notice saying the same thing myself. I’m starting to think that it might just be them being lazy and sending out emails to whoever registered an account with them. Well, I’ll wait and see how this is going to unfold. If they charge me for what I didn’t order… ho ho ho…

              • GhostNomad

                I’d assume it might have something to do with the Drakengard preorders. We both ordered plushies that are available at the moment, but Drakengard 3 won’t be available until May. They very well might have gotten their info mixed up and sent out those emails. I swear, if I end up getting LR instead of Drakengard… >.>

                Then again they might send LR instead of the plushies… In which case I’d still be pretty pissed off since I want the damn plushie <.<

                • bloodiOS

                  Well, I’ll wait and see how they’ll handle it. The best case scenario would be that I get everything I’ve already pre-ordered together with a free copy of LR. That might just be awesome. By the way, when you cancelled your previous pre-order of Drakengard 3, did you also cancelled the $0.00 DLC codes? I believe Zackasaur said if you keep those and only take the game out, they will still email you those codes for free (then you can give it to your friend, or your girl, whoever.) He said it’s an exploit that he has been… exploiting for quite a while now.

                  • GhostNomad

                    Nope, left those alone since they were free. I only cancelled the game, so here’s to some free codes. Probably gonna give them either to my friend or to someone on here. My friend’s likely just gonna download ’em off my account since we share our accounts.

                    • bloodiOS

                      I was gonna keep them myself but then I just sorted blurted it out while I was still talking with my mom on the phone. She then told me that it’s dishonest and that karma might come back to bite me in the ass for doing such “bad deeds” and that somehow made me reconsidered…

                    • GhostNomad

                      To each their own. Even karma seems to dislike me, so I’m not too worried about ‘stealing’ free codes. Not like I’m just gonna be a dick and redeem them so that nobody can have them anyway :P

                    • bloodiOS

                      *LOL* I’m actually been regretting that decision.

                    • GhostNomad

                      Live and learn!

                      You can always place another preorder, then once that’s confirmed, cancel the previous one! FREE CODES FOR EVERYONE!

                      Well, for one more person, but you get the idea!

                    • bloodiOS

                      Nah, too much hassles. The less I have to do with Square Enix’s shitty site, the better. I’ve been regretting not being able to make that 10 easy bucks but it’s not like I’m losing sleep over it.

    • PrinceHeir

      damn that must be my order!!

      seriously, what the hell is Square Enix doing?

      i STILL haven’t received any emails of the shipment and the launch day is already over.

      fucking wow Square Enix!!

      • GhostNomad

        All of this really isn’t helping build confidence for my Drakengard 3 preorder, that’s for damn sure >.>

      • bloodiOS

        I’ll contact you if I happen to get a free copy.

    • Kobracon

      If you get it for free and don’t want it, give it to me :D

      • GhostNomad

        Oh hell no. I want it, just not for $60! If it’s free then I’ll take six!

  • bloodiOS

    Anyone trying out the Ace Combat Infinity β Test? Have any impression?

    https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-us/games/ace-combat-infinity-beta-test-ver/cid=UP0700-NPUB31420_00-ACECOMBATINF00B1

    I kind of forgot about it, so I’ll be trying it out now (currently downloading.)

    • GhostNomad

      I downloaded it when it became available. Haven’t actually played it yet though. Been trying to catch up on all kinds of games/anime/manga but I should probably prioritize betas before they end :P

  • bloodiOS

    So, I messed something up and had to reinstall everything on my PC. I’m so glad that Windows 8 on a modern PC gets things done so much quicker my other, ancient one (that is still running on XP…)

  • $18114340

    3DS get… the 3D gimmick hasn’t worn off on me yet, but then again I barely had time to spend on the thing what with lab assignments due tomorrow and later next week… SMTIV is everything I thought it would be and I’m only a half hour in. I died already. Glorious.

    • GhostNomad

      Congrats on your new purchase!

      To be honest I had fun with the 3D for the better part of two days (this was back when the 3DS first came out). I played some of the AR games, Pilot Wings, SF4, and DoA: Dimensions but that’s when it got boring. Kept it off until giving that 3DS away, and now that I got an XL I’ve turned it on every now and again for a few seconds when I thought “Hey, this looks cool, wonder what it’d be like with the 3D on. *turns on* Fancy. *turns off*”

      Far as SMT, don’t forget to get your 10 daily Play coins from walking around. Those come in handy when you die :P

    • Elvick

      3D does nothing for me on the 3DS.

      dem jaggies

  • bloodiOS

    So, after having checked my PSN inbox (after… what, 5 months?) I realized that I’ve missed all three rounds of Dark Souls II‘s Close β Testing (the codes are all expired now, of course…) For a moment, it seriously made me want to put a cat in the blender…

    • GhostNomad

      You should really make use of the PlayStation app that we talked about a while ago (with the trophy sync issue and such). Lets you check your messages when you’re away from your console!

      Won’t exactly help with the fact that you missed out on the DS2 beta, but at least it might keep you from missing out on future notifications :D

      Plus, DS2 is about a month away from being released, so I suppose if you’re excited for it, it won’t be long before you get to play.

      • bloodiOS

        Oh, yeah, that app… I totally forgot it exists (even though it’s right there on the home screen…) Well, nothing can be done except to wait for my pre-order to arrive. By the way, I noticed your message (sent on the 5th, I believe.)

        • GhostNomad

          Yep! Bit irrelevant at this point since we got those preorders squared away! Then again, with how Square is acting up today, we might be in business after all :P

          • bloodiOS

            Psst… *whisper* don’t be too loud, it’s a public place.

            • GhostNomad

              Don’t you worry. What we do in private messages stays just between you and me! ;D

              And maybe the NSA.

  • GhostNomad

    Did anyone here purchase Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc? I know next to nothing about the anime/games, but the few articles I’ve seen here about the new Vita game make it sound kinda cool. It reminds me of 999 and Virtue’s Last Reward, and if that’s the case, I’ll definitely have to look into it since I loved those two games.

    • PrinceHeir

      i read impressions about the game being a mixed of 999 X Ace Attorney

      http://www.japanator.com/review-danganronpa-trigger-happy-havoc-31505.phtml

      • GhostNomad

        Sounds fancy, except that rhythm minigame. That just sounds random and very out of place.

        Gonna have to give it a try though! Definitely gonna have to try Xblaze as well.

    • MrFinalgamer

      i’ll pick it up on the weekend when i have more time, but the premise alone is really intriguing, the first episode of the anime really hypes you up too (don’t watch after 1st episode to avoid spoilers)

      • GhostNomad

        Pretty much what I ended up doing with P4G. Watched the first episode of the anime, really liked it, figured I’d finally get around to playing it on my Vita since my friend was constantly bugging me about it. Ended up loving the game. Still haven’t finished the anime though >.>

        • MrFinalgamer

          ugh P4G…i’ve gone through my thing with that game for long enough (especially on the Persona 5 post), happy you liked it though. and the opening of Dangan ronpa is so damn catchy >_<

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClH2Z7bVhZg

          • bloodiOS

            Best part? Unlike with other singers, I can actually understand the English.

          • GhostNomad

            I’m gonna guess you either really loved it or really hated it (haven’t read through too many of the comments on the P5 posts so I don’t particularly know what you’re getting at). No need to go into it again though. If you really loved it, I feel ya. If you really hated it, it’s all good. No game will ever please every single gamer especially with the wide variety of tastes and preferences!

            Pretty awesome opening, gonna agree there. P4G’s opening is REALLY fuckin’ catchy too (either really good or really bad depending on your opinion again :P) Just those first 10 seconds! Well, 0:08-0:18 in this case, but you get the idea.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H5pYCw4ET4

            • MrFinalgamer

              while i’m always in a love-hate relationship with P4, god damn is that soundtrack godly! this is one of the few soundtracks i never get tired of!

            • bloodiOS

              That opening actually made me cringed…

              • MrFinalgamer

                you get used to it, but i still 100% prefer the original opening. it just has the perfect persona-lite tone, instead of a scooby-doo acid trip

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h73LvR8V2LA

                • bloodiOS

                  Well, I like the song but the presentation makes me want to throw up. That and Chie’s new voice.

                  • MrFinalgamer

                    i think Chie’s voice got slightly better as the game went on…or i just got used to it

                  • GhostNomad

                    Having never played the original (something I need to change), I actually liked Chie’s voice. It was a little odd at first but she quickly grew on me, more than likely because she reminds me of my friend (one I’m living with right now). Bit of a complicated relationship we’ve got going on here so I won’t go into detail and make it a long message but yeah. I was also feeling a little homesick when I played P4G so I suppose it was an added bonus to remember the cool people back home :D

                    • bloodiOS

                      I guess I couldn’t adapt quick enough. Then again, I’ve only heard her voice through various playthroughs. I myself don’t have the game yet, since I haven’t gotten a Vita.

                    • GhostNomad

                      Yeah, it’s just one of those things that either grow on you or bug you eternally.

                      Far as getting a Vita, you might be in luck when the 2000 models come out. Assuming you’re looking for one, there’s bound to be a sale on either the 1000 or 2000 ones sooner or later. If not, I’ll hook you up with a gift card for your birthday or something so you can at least get to experience the few good games on there :P

                    • bloodiOS

                      I’m actually planning on getting a Vita-1000 sometimes soon and then wait to see if Sony can improve the Vita-3000 with its Triluminos technology. If not, I’m keeping the OLED.

                    • GhostNomad

                      I’ve had my 1000 since release (technically bought the FEB which came out a week early but had to have it by my friend), but I might consider picking up a 2000 bundle. Really liked the GE2 Vita they had, but sadly that more than likely won’t be released again in NA. If they have a pretty cool bundle down the line for an affordable price, I wouldn’t mind getting one mostly as a potential replacement if/when my 1000 dies.

              • GhostNomad

                In my case, it’s pretty much just the first few seconds that hype me up and then the rest just kinda… Eh. I mean it’s cool to listen to, but I haven’t actually watched the video move than a few times :P

    • Elvick

      I did~ But I ordered the LE from the NISA store and it hasn’t arrived yet.

      • GhostNomad

        Be sure to post a few pictures of the LE when you get it and give us a little review when you’ve played it for a little bit. I won’t be getting a copy anytime soon (in the next few weeks) so no pressure :P

  • Kobracon

    So Skullgirls Encore is out. Anyone here who bought Vanilla Skullgirls got the mail that lets us download Encore for free yet? I haven’t…

    • bloodiOS

      I’m still waiting =(
      And thanks to that I finally checked the inbox the first time in five months, just to realize that I missed the invitation to join Dark Soul II‘s Close β Testing =(

      • Gigus

        I had fun in the dark souls 2 beta. I’m puzzled to why you didn’t get in when a site posted a universal code that alot of people were able to use. I think I do recall posting hit here in a previous open forum.

        • bloodiOS

          Well, I like said, I didn’t check my PSN inbox where they delivered the codes for the β.

          • Gigus

            I got mine through email and I got in before that thanks to the multi-use code. So I’m still confused XD

            • bloodiOS

              Now I’m officially angry. They never sent me a single email…

    • GhostNomad

      Still missing mine as well.

    • Budgiecat

      me neither

  • 罪罰

    I’m crossing my fingers that I can go to the Kyary Pamyu Pamyu concert this Sunday in LA. My sis lives a minute away from the stage and everything is perfect. I can’t wait to PON PON WAY WAY my ass off.

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

      I’ve got a friend actually going to her concert in London later this month. She even shares the same birthday as Kyary too, haha.

  • GhostNomad

    @disqus_YhW3MNMevX:disqus

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

  • GhostNomad

    Hah! I’d entirely forgotten about this song. Damn glad I found it again and it’s definitely going on my workout playlist!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEyBu0OiWtg

  • bloodiOS

    If this is game is localized and these come bundled with the Collector’s Edition, I’d pre-order it in a heartbeat!

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

      Well that is the best thing ever.

    • Kobracon

      Thats freaking adorable

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

    Legend of the Galactic Heroes anime remake confirmed.

    http://haruhichan.com/wpblog/8846/legend-galactic-heroes-anime-remake-confirmed

    Sure, I’ll watch through it again, lol.

    EDIT: Scratch that. It seems this isn’t exactly going to be the same as the original and will basically be new content from the sound of it.

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

      @Budgiecat:disqus

      • Budgiecat

        Yeah I know I was just about to post it…

        Uh……now what do I do?

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

          We talk about it?

          Are you for or against this idea? I’ll post my thoughts momentarily. Playing Basara 4 right now.

          • Budgiecat

            I dunno. I need to see it first I suppose.

            I mean….what if they make them all moe looking?

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

              You mean like the atrocity known as Golden Wings? Lol.

              • Budgiecat

                I dunno but I was just reminded of Reideen remake (which wasnt moe but was just…..boring)

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

                  Well, this was the exchange I just had with a friend about it.

                  Me: It seems this isn’t going to actually be a remake of the original anime, but still based on the light novels while making new content with a new staff.

                  Friend: As long as it means LoGH merch, this is the news of the decade.

                  Me: I guess, but at this point… I’d rather they just announce a new PC game. Remakes can go one of two ways and since LoGH is my favorite
                  series, and has been for years, I’d hate to see this remake ruin its good image.

                  Friend: I know what you mean. I don’t think this remake is likely to look like the LoGH we know. Ishiguro is dead, several of the iconic VAs are dead or retired, the music studio behind the original music they used split up in the 90’s and it probably won’t have the luxury of 100+ episodes. Especially if Tytania was any indication of how a modern Yoshiki Tanaka novel adaptation might go, I’m not too confident a remake would do LoGH any good.

                  That being said, I’ll take this over nothing at all. If it ends up being horrible, everyone can just forget it happened and enjoy the merchandise/spin off content/whatever else they produce. If it’s good, even more reason to celebrate.

                  Me: >Especially if Tytania was any indication of how a modern Yoshiki Tanaka novel adaptation might go, I’m not too confident a remake would do LoGH any good.

                  This is what I’m worried about right here.

                  >That being said, I’ll take this over nothing at all.

                  I suppose that’s true.

                  >If it ends up being horrible, everyone can just forget it happened and enjoy the merchandise/spin off content/whatever else they produce.

                  Well, as long as it gives it more exposure, that would be nice. It’s a hidden gem, really, but one thing they will probably do is fill it with more
                  action instead of talking this time since the audience is different now. The dialogue is what really pushed a lot of people away from getting
                  into the series, especially since most of it was politics, religion, and philosophy.

                  I’ll be cautiously optimistic about this, lol.

                  • Budgiecat

                    I guess thats where I am but as far as games go, I wanna Mass Effect/NGE PS2/Colony Wars style LoGH game for PS4. We already have the PC rts games (so many of them) so why not try something new

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

                      >Mass Effect
                      >LoGH

                      These shouldn’t EVER be in the same sentence. Just for that… If anybody ever asks, I don’t know you.

                    • Budgiecat

                      I dont like Mass Effect. I’m talking about how LoGH is very conversation heavy and ME converse style might work for it

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

      Why…

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

        I’m not sure, really. Maybe they want to just try and see how a new audience reacts to LoGH.

        A. You can expect it to be way less than 110 episodes this time
        B. Less talking, more action
        C. More female characters
        D. Less classical music
        E. New voice actors

  • PrinceHeir

    okay this is so stupid and i don’t know what to say about this.

    check the email i received from Square Enix.

    “Action Needed for the Shipment of Your Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Pre-Order from the Square-Enix Online Store

    Dear Square Enix Online Store Customer,

    Thank you for your purchase from the Square-Enix Online Store. We noticed that in addition to your pre-order of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, you purchased other products that are either on pre-order until later in the year or currently out of stock.

    We want to make sure that you are aware that your order – including Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – will not ship until all items are available.

    If you don’t mind waiting for your copy of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, we will ship it to you when your entire order is ready – so you don’t have to do anything. If you would like to receive your copy right away, we need your help to adjust your order. Please follow the instructions below:

    Go to http://www.findmyorder.com.

    Enter your order number and your password.
    If you do not know your password, we will email it to you. Simply go to http://www.findmyorder.com/password.

    Once you have located your order, click on the “Process Cancellation” button.

    For each item in your order, enter the total quantity of the products you would like to cancel into the “Qty To Cancel” field.
    NOTE: Be sure to do this for all items in your order EXCEPT your Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII pre-order as well as the Cloud Strife’s SOLDIER 1st Class Uniform and Buster Sword bonus item.

    Select “Other” as the reason for your cancellation from the drop down menu, enter comments, and click the “Submit” button.

    Verify the information you have entered is accurate and then click the “Submit” button again.
    You will see a confirmation of your order changes on the following screen and receive an email message.

    Please note: If you have bonus items associated with other pre-orders (aside from Lightning Returns), they also need to be cancelled or Lightning Returns will not ship. For example, if you have pre-ordered Drakengard 3, you will need to cancel both Drakengard 3 AND the DLC Pack Wave 1: Japanese VO + 2 Bonus Items.

    Once you’ve adjusted your order, please visit our online store to re-purchase the items that you cancelled: http://store.na.square-enix.com

    Sincerely,
    Square-Enix
    Online Store”

    so let me get this straight

    “We want to make sure that you are aware that your order – including Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – will not ship until all items are available.”

    so basically they can’t ship my order because their still waiting for my Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD CE.

    so they want to charge both at the same time, instead of charging one(which i have the money) then just ship the other one at a later date since it’s not available for now.

    this is soo fucking stupid, seriously every other problem pops out every other day.

    and take a look at this.

    “Please note: If you have bonus items associated with other pre-orders (aside from Lightning Returns), they also need to be cancelled or Lightning Returns will not ship. For example, if you have pre-ordered Drakengard 3, you will need to cancel both Drakengard 3 AND the DLC Pack Wave 1: Japanese VO + 2 Bonus Items.”

    so if i would have pre ordered Drakengard 3, they would have to wait till the game comes out and charge all 3 items at the same time(which would be a whopping $200+)

    seriously Square Enix? is it really hard to just ship one order at a time? it’s not like the pre order items are already in your stock or something?

    please. please! tell me this is a joke? i have never seen such fail of a company that’s only job is to make sure your order is there and ship it by the date.

    and now i have to access my account(which i can’t because Square Enix is stupid) to cancel the order or else i will have to wait till FFX | FFX-2 HD gets released.

    ughhhhh

    • GhostNomad

      That’s the exact same email I got except I never preordered LR. Far as their shipping, that pretty much seems to be the case. Your order will ship together regardless of how long it’ll take. Their online store really is terrible, and thankfully I’ve only had to use it once :/

    • Elvick

      Tales of Square Enix Store

      It needs to be a thing.

      • PrinceHeir

        lol they can pretty much make a game on how to freaking order on their site.

        you have to solve complex puzzles as well as tons of loop holes in order to just click order to the shopping cart.

        seriously Square Enix what the hell!?!

  • PrinceHeir

    @zerorpg:disqus

    can you help me on this? so what did you do in order to retrieve your account?

    i really can’t log in now, security question is wrong, then out of a sudden my B-day is wrong.

    how do you access their phone service? i’m guessing this has toll fee??

    seriously need some help on this .___.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I would look for the phone number to call. I’m not sure what it is, and it might be different depending on the problem.

      I’m really not sure, but it sure seems like a cluster fuck. :(

      • PrinceHeir

        damn.

        thankfully i was able to log in to digital river site(not Square Enix store) and since i received an email that i need to cancel FFX | FFX-2 HD CE in order for them to ship LRFFXIII CE, i just did that and hopefully they will ship it now.

        i still can’t login to my old Square Enix account so i just created a new account just to re order FFX | FFX-2 HD CE.

        turns out i forgot that they charged IMMEDIATELY just to ensure if you have the funds. so now my credit card company calls me and says i need to verify this transaction.

        what a cluster fuck of problems.

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

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ryan-walker-harry-potter-attack-3134853

    I don’t condone what he did, but I also don’t have any sympathy for the
    girls either. You don’t know WHAT someone has been through, so maybe
    going around provoking people by making fun of them isn’t such a good
    idea, mmkay?

    “I feel sorry for the next person that calls him a name.”

    Yeah, no fucking kidding. I feel sorry for the next person that doesn’t
    have enough self-control to keep their fucking mouth shut and thinks
    mocking someone to their face is a good idea. Some people… I swear.

    • new_tradition

      I dunno…I wanna sympathize since I was bullied a lot in school (and I dealt with a lot of harassment from customers at my old job), the most I ever did was yell back. Plus, his actions weren’t just instinctive. There was a level of premeditation.

      He could have just went into his flat and that could’ve been the end of it, but he went out and tossed water at the girls. And it could’ve ended there, but he went back into his flat AGAIN and got a knife and went into a park (and the article writes it like he was luring the girls after him).

      The part I could probably blame on the girls aside from the antagonistic remarks would be that they followed him after that. They didn’t have any common sense about going after someone with a weapon? But then of course that’s another possible notch against the perpetrator; did he conceal the weapon?
      What the girls did was shitty and I hope they don’t do this to anyone again, but they didn’t deserve what happened to them either, and that’s all I’m gonna say :P

    • Elvick

      I feel bad for them. He attacked them. Sure they’re bad people, and for that I don’t like them. But words, while hurtful, do not ever justify physical violence. (on yourself or others)

      I could pass off the first instance of throwing a bottle at them, as just being a lapse in judgement due to rage. (we all have those) But after he grabbed a knife after going into his home a second time? Not so much, that’s just too much. He has a problem if he went that far with it.

      I was called a fag/faggot a lot during school (sometimes during class), and the most I would do would tell them to fuck themselves. If I did anything (if it was during class, I’d typically do nothing and just wait for it to end). That’s why I just stopped going, to the point where I almost became a ward of the state for missing so much.

      Violence doesn’t solve anything. Neither do shitty attitudes like those girls have. It’s a shame that the take away from that mother was feeling sorry for whoever calls him a name next. And not something more akin to “this is why kids shouldn’t torment each other”.

  • PrinceHeir

    can someone tell me what Frame Arms is?

    http://fa.kotobukiya.co.jp/

    it’s from Kotobukiya it has a lot of Mechs and amazing design.

    so basically it came from Mech building? it’s not actually from an anime/manga or game?

    these designs look awesome! one of the artist Takayuki Yanase is from Gundam 00.

    I could see how he implemented some of the designs to Gundam 00!

    http://www.gamesetwatch.com/murakumo_1.jpg

    http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m74fz5joz21qi3m05o2_1280.jpg

    i love it!! wish we have a game based on these designs.

    gameplay is arena style duel like Virtual-On or Border Break,

    good stuff!!

    • ShinGundam

      The red mecha is for an Xbox game.

      • PrinceHeir

        yup

        Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit

    • Budgiecat

      The SRW pic reminds me of MS Gundam Seed Generation of CE

      If they could make a non chibi SRW game with that exact art style in that pic for PS4 that would be sweet

    • icecoffemix

      The second pic is from SRW (Weissritter, Alteisen and SRX team from left to right) and they just released an arena team battle SRW last year http://gematsu.com/tag/super-robot-wars-og-infinite-battle

      • PrinceHeir

        badass art :D

  • PrinceHeir

    so i FINALLY received an email that my order of LR FFXIII CE has shipped.

    this was a nightmare, now i have to fix my old Square Enix account.

    anyone knows on how to reactivate your old account?

  • GhostNomad

    For anyone still waiting on your Skullgirls PS3 voucher, check your PSN. Mine arrived a few hours ago.

    [EDIT] Scratch that. I misread the time. It actually arrived just a few minutes ago >.>

    • Budgiecat

      Still nothin’

      This is bullshit…

  • bloodiOS

    A quick glimpse at Skullgirls Encore and I’m already liking the improvement. The game now outputs at 720p by default, instead of 1080p (which let the PS3 do its faulty up-scaling and ends up blurring the image) like in the original game did. Squiggly is quite a fun character to play with.

  • bloodiOS

    Hmm… there seems to be only three characters with ahegao-like expression when hit in Skullgirls: Cerebella, Filia, and Valentine.

  • Budgiecat
    • PrinceHeir

      lol it’s probably trolling.

      if not, then it’s sad he gets judge on something he like that is deemed “weird” by others.

      oh well, tbh i don’t get the show either, but i respect the people who like it.

      plus it has Tara Strong so that’s a plus indeed ^^

    • bloodiOS

      I lost some brain cells reading the YouTube comments. Not sure why I still make that mistake every now and then.

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

      Yeah, I saw this a while back. The “father” actually sounds too young to be honest. It’s probably just a friend.

  • bloodiOS

    So, since I just had a coupon for Barnes and Noble lying around, I decided to order the first volume of Osamu Tezuka’s Buddha. This ought to be an interesting read.

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

      More fond of Blackjack, personally, but it will be interesting… That much is certain :p

  • Budgiecat
  • bloodiOS

    I want the Final Fantasy XIII saga on the PS4 with enhanced graphics and all DLC included! Preferably before the release of Final Fantasy XV as the PS5’s launch title.

  • bloodiOS

    Can someone translate this video, please:EDIT: Never mind…

    http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/02/13/hideo-kojima-talks-ps4-can-render-1080p-at-60fps-with-room-to-spare-the-closest-to-photorealism/

  • bloodiOS

    Say… what the heck is this?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNPpp1G3kkE&hd=1

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

      Just looks like a promo for an event being held to try out the new Pop’n Music installment ラピストリア. It seems to be making its debut at JAEPO 2014 on 2/15.

      http://p.eagate.573.jp/game/bemani/p/special/jaepo2014/jaepo_popn.html

      • bloodiOS

        Ah, I see. I initially thought it was a game or something.

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

          Ummm… It IS a game, lol.

          • bloodiOS

            Never mind, I read that as a music event (sleepy as hell right now.) So wait, what system is it on?

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

              Arcade. We haven’t seen a console port of Pop’n in a WHILE.

              • bloodiOS

                Ah, now I can stop caring and go back to sleep.

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

                  Lol

  • bloodiOS

    Kitase: “[Final Fantasy XV] is quite far into development now…” (no shit!)

    http://www.videogamer.com/ps4/final_fantasy_15/news/final_fantasy_15_quite_far_into_development_given_high_priority_by_square.html

    • DarkLegacy

      I guess we won’t be able to see that until next year…

      • icecoffemix

        That’s quite an optimistic view.

  • Pyrofrost

    Nintendo Direct and the NISA press event are today folks!

    • icecoffemix

      Fairy Fencer F please!

      • http://moonlitasteria.wordpress.com/ Moonlitasteria

        I would like that to happen immensely. Fingers crossed.

    • Elvick

      LET’S DO IT

      Disgaea 4 Return pl0x

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

    Man banned from using the Internet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r9fNrjf3ik

    • Elvick

      Is life worth living without the internet?

      edit; What a creep though.

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

    Unsung Story is currently at $567,909 out of their $600,000 initial goal with 31 hours to go. You guys think they will reach their goal in this short amount of time? It’s going to be really close one way or another.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/482445197/unsung-story-tale-of-the-guardians

    • new_tradition

      It’s definitely getting that last minute bump (I remember it wasn’t even at 500k the day before yesterday), but I still have my treacherous doubts. For me personally, I don’t have a gaming PC, so I don’t want to fund a game I won’t be able to play. If it ever comes to retail for a system I do own, I’ll give my money that way. I think there others who think the same way >.<

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

        >For me personally, I don’t have a gaming PC, so I don’t want to fund a game I won’t be able to play.

        Based on what kind of genre they are going for, it’s doubtful you will need that powerful of a PC to play it in the first place, so you’d be fine.

        • new_tradition

          Could you give me an example of a PC game that you think would probably be on par with Unsung Story? Maybe it’ll be on that “can you run it site” or something and I could check. I only ever checked if Last Remnant could work on PC, and of course it wouldn’t work on mine, lol.

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

            Nothing really comes to mind, but just based on what we know… It really doesn’t sound like it will be very intensive on a computer. The Last Remnant’s requirements are a joke though. I don’t know why you need so much to run that game, but I wouldn’t trust the “can I run it” site anyway.

            There are a few games I have checked on their list that I can run at maximum settings, but it says I’m below the recommended level, lol.

            • new_tradition

              lol xD

    • Elvick

      Well, it’s already 4k higher. I think they’ll squeeze by.

    • bloodiOS

      There is more than enough time left at this rate.

    • Elvick

      5k left with 20 hours to go. Yup, they’ll hit it.

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

        Looks like they got it. They’re a little over $612k right now.

  • bloodiOS

    Blackmore‘s main theme:

    http://a.pomf.se/klbafl.html

    • Gigus

      isn’t this the game being made by ex-snatcher devs?

      • bloodiOS

        Yeah.

        • Gigus

          Hmm… I’m curious to know if David Hayter will be voicing the protagonist’s robot friend.

          • bloodiOS

            He voices her elder brother.

            • Gigus

              Damn! I wanted him to be a funny character XD. After many years of him groaning, moaning, yelling, screaming, and grunting; I just want him to let loose lol. Even as captain america, he was grumpy XD

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    So like.. was NISA’s event canceled?

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Nope, just dumped all at one time, that works.

  • Elvick

    NIS / NISA

    <3 <3

    Great article. (obligatory dig on IGN goes here… :P )

    http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/02/14/for-disgaeaas-creator-nis-fans-come-first

    • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

      This is why I love NISA, Compile Heart, Idea Factory, Gust and Falcom. They know who and where their fans are.

      Unlike some other company, “We don’t give a shit, we’ll put our games on the most popular platform and it’ll have a lots of microtransaction it might not be a game anymore but please do purchase our games ^^, Oh did I mention you need to learn Japanese too?”

  • Budgiecat
  • Elvick

    Anyone going to play Left Behind? (The Last of Us DLC)

    I’m downloading it now. 14%…

    • Gigus

      As much as I want to get it, I’m way too busy for games atm :/. did you get the season pass or just the dlc?

      • Elvick

        I decided to just get the Season Pass, since it was only $5 more. ND deserves it. :p

    • futuristic_imagination

      I haven’t bought it yet, but I played it at my friend house. All I can say it is surprising, the way the dlc is set up.

  • bloodiOS

    “We do not know if it’s running at 60 frames per second, but it seems to be well over 30.” Gamereactor

    • Gigus

      What do you think?

      • bloodiOS

        I think the frame rate is unlocked like all other first-party titles released on the PlayStation 4 so far and so I personally would appreciate it if they would give me the option to cap the frame rate at 30fps like Guerrilla Games did with KZ:SF. A fluctuating frame rate can be a pain.

        • Gigus

          Hmm… but I find it really weird that devs would do that. For the most part, I think they would want a target framerate and try to keep it solid as much as possible.

          If this was a pc game I think they’d leave the frame rate unlocked but knowing this is a console game, it would really be a bad idea if they did that.
          Are there any devs that leave the frame rate unlocked on console games?

          • bloodiOS

            I don’t recall much about 7th-gen but for 8th-gen, off the top of my head we got SCE Japan Studio (Knack) and Guerrilla Games (KZ:SF). Knack hardly ever reaches 60 and spent most of its time hovering slightly above 30 but can occasionally dip (slightly) below too. Killzone:SF is generally between 40 and 30 (never below) in single-player campaign only (done quite a good job targeting 60fps in multiplayer, I think.)

            • Gigus

              I see. I haven’t played those games yet but I find it weird that Shadow fall’s campaign mode is 30 and the multi-player 60. Would it have been smarter for them to have sp at 60? Is there any reason why they did that?

              As far as Infamous is concerned, I think they should have a solid frame rate. 45 would be nice….. I think.

              • bloodiOS

                The graphics of single-player is better with a more intensive AA solution. They probably just prioritize graphics above responsive control input in single-player knowing that the player is only fighting against AI enemies locally.

                As for inFAMOUS, while I believe the second game is capped at 30fps, the first game (back when Sucker Punch was still second-party) tried to target 60fps and ended up fluctuated between 60-25, spending most of its time at 30-something. So I don’t know, they might just try the same approach again (but hopefully more successful this time.)

                • Gigus

                  Hmm….. Interesting. Guess Shadow Fall will be on my list once I got a ps4.

                  And yes, the first infamous was really choppy when came to the huge fights, especially when unleashing the ionic storm. Infamous 2 was pretty much locked at 30 but it still dipped depending on the situation. Blowing up those huge silos in multiple numbers will prove that.

                  If they do plan to do a higher fps for second son I just really hope they’ll keep a minimal thats close to 60.

                  • bloodiOS

                    If they do it like Guerrilla Games and keep things in range of 30-40 (preferably 40-50 for this game) without going higher or lower, I’d say it’d feel pretty darn fine already. But of course, I still feel that an option to permanently lock the frame rate at 30fps would be highly desirable. I mean, Guerrilla Games patched in the option for KZ:SF just recently so I hope Sucker Punch would follow the trend.

                    • Gigus

                      Really?! That is interesting. Providing a patch that provides that option pretty much makes the ps4 closer (not that close but somewhat) to a PC.

                      Hmm…. You guys are making me jealous with your next-gen consoles :(. The ps3 just has too many games for me to jump on the next gen speed train.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Oh, no, no. As far as PS4 games are concerned, I just tell you what I know based on info I got from various places, such as Eurogamer. I don’t have a PS4 yet. I’m planning to get one when FFXV comes out but the temptation has been getting stronger by the day…

                    • Gigus

                      Yup. I’m already caving in.

    • new_tradition

      How do you make such awesome gifs? :O

      • Gigus

        I’m pretty sure you know how already but if not, here.
        Apologies if I assumed you didn’t.

        http://gimpedia.tumblr.com/post/24873634363

        • new_tradition

          Thanks for the link

      • bloodiOS

        Sorry, I somehow missed your post (Disqus didn’t notify me either.) Personally, I first choose a part from a video that I like, then trim, resize, and render it into a AVI file using AviSynth and MeGUI. I then import it in Photoshop to create the GIF.