Open Forum #087
posted on 03.14.14 at 05:57 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Open Forum #087

Our eighty-seventh Open Forum is open for discussion.

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

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  • Eder García

    to Yoshi fans
    EDIT
    also for Square-Enix fans

    • Budgiecat

      um….why?

      • MrFinalgamer

        because the new game is quite disappointing/average at best

        • Budgiecat

          oh

          thought it was Smash Bros U related

      • Eder García

        everybody was expecting a Yoshi reveal today because of the launch of Yoshi’s New Island, they got this image instead

        • Budgiecat

          Reveal for Smash?

          • Eder García

            yep.

            • Budgiecat

              tell em to chill the fuck out then.
              Yoshi not in a Smash game?

              inform me when something cool actually happens like Shulk or Zael or a character from Sin & Punishment 1 or 2 somehow get revealed

              • Sevyne

                Now that would be a reveal I’d care about!

                I mean, how do you NOT add them, but for some reason have Wii Fit Trainer of all things in the game?! Does ANYONE give a damn about Wii Fit Trainer?

                • KingNigma

                  But…yoga pants…

                  • Sevyne

                    Alright, I’ll give you that one, but ONLY that!

  • LastBoss

    Hi everyone.

    • new_tradition

      Hello ^^

    • Budgiecat

      sup

      Just wanna say sorry I defeated you in the last game I played..you gave me no choice… : (

    • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

      O hai

      So talking about your nickname, what’s your favorite boss?

      • Sevyne

        Clearly the last one!

      • Eder García

        Desco from Disgaea 4 is best Last Boss

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

    So EA has Titanfall and Battlefield, knowing them they’ll want to release Titanfall for PS4 later. Supposedly EA and Sony have good relations so it’ll probably have exclusive content.

    I wonder if Activision cares, maybe not since they have Destiny

    • shogunknight

      Titanfall would come to ps4, just not this one. EA would consider it for the games sequel, MS made an exclusive agreement to EA for this very one. If we see a suprise ps4 announcement then it means EA has breached the contract and will be prone to MS wrath in court

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

        Ah thanks, didn’t know that

    • Elvick

      Titanfall 2 will probably be on PS4. Unless MS shell out for exclusivity again.

      Frankly, things like that infinite exclusive deal for Titanfall seem to be why the Xbox brand always loses money for MS. Bad business imo.

      • AdamBoy64

        It’s only early reports, but it seems like Titanfall is moving quite a number of consoles.

        I could see why Microsoft might purchase Titanfall 2 exclusivity.

        • Budgiecat

          Now PS4 needs Gundamfall….

    • Eder García
  • Six

    Sal, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you.

    Thank you for fostering a community of Japanese gaming fans that doesn’t come off as a pompous and aggressive real-life Fatlus comic.

    • Elvick

      RAAAAAWWWWRRRRR

      /attempt at aggression

      • Six

        That isn’t how you do it. You’ve got to develop a superiority complex by marathoning Naruto first :P

        • Elvick

          BELIEVE IT

  • Arcana Gear

    Hum, new open forum… One piece red image in the top… cool.

    The ps3 version announcement really surprised me, cause last week i began to watch OP… from ep 1.

    • Albel Nox

      but is it going to be localize only in europe in retail and digital? and in montreal is going to be digital only?

  • new_tradition

    You get to go back in time and stop yourself from buying 5 games. What are they?

    For me:

    Orphen Scion of Sorcery for PS2
    -Hated it, quit it after an hour

    Baroque for PS2
    -I didn’t realize it was a pure dungeon crawler. Not my type of game :/

    Devil Kings for PS2
    -Awful localization, and felt really gimped after playing SB:SH

    Record of Agarest Wars Zero for PS3
    -I don’t know why I’m so bad at this game…

    SMT Devil Survivor for DS
    -Just because by the time I got around to playing it, the 3DS version came out, heh. Waiting on Break Record coming out for 3DS before buying DS2. Learned my lesson~

    • MrFinalgamer

      sonic 06
      -no need to address this…
      Ragnarok Odyssey
      -it was fun, but i’ll probably never finish.
      not much else after that TBH…

    • Six

      Shin Megami Tensei IV, Devil Survivor Overclocked, and Soul Hackers – Couldn’t change the fact that I’m not a JRPG guy anymore.

      Metal Gear Solid HD Collection – MGS isn’t for me.

      Demon’s Souls – Assuming I’d like it after Dark Souls was a mistake.

    • blank059

      The Monster Hunter games for many reasons (although I’ve only played the PSP ones). I could look past the awkward camera controls but the games still weren’t appealing to me.

    • TheExile285

      Ragnarok Odyssey Limited Edition
      – Should have used the money to buy Persona 4 Golden Edition

      Silent Hill Book of Memories
      – Game was god awful and I bought it a week before Soul Sacrifice’s Western launch which was dumb

      Wipeout 2048
      – Liked the demo. Thought I’d like the game. I was wrong….

      Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
      – I love hunting games but I just can’t get into MH :/

      – Can’t remember the name but its a PSP remake of a GBA RPG. You play as some type of “angel” and the game starts with the MC (who is a kid), another angel and a cat. Eventually he gets seperated from them and loses his memory.

      • Six

        I know that feel about Monster Hunter.

        I love God Eater and I thought the Toukiden demo was great (haven’t bought it yet), but Monster Hunter does nothing for me.

        • Budgiecat

          Its kinda boring. I’d imagine it’d be more fun if you were a kid sitting at a mall or park with 4 or 5 of your other friends with a PSP or 3DS playing adhoc mp

    • Sevyne

      Cross Edge and Trinity Universe
      -Do I really need to explain these two? Absolutely terrible!

      Hyperdimension Neptunia
      -Dear god did I get stung by that atrocious game. Serves me right for the blind purchase.

      Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock (Vita)
      -Game is a buggy mess and it’s just not enjoyable at all (and I like puzzle platformers). Should have known better. Nobody can make a good Doctor Who game because BBC doesn’t let anyone but their own terrible studios make them.

      That’s only 3, but I can’t really think of anything else at the moment. I’d have to really dig deep for something far back.

      • MrFinalgamer

        man imagine a Dr Who game by Telltale games! *drools*

        • Sevyne

          Totally agree and lots of people seem to as well. They’ve actually gotten a lot of requests for it. BBC are really anal about anyone else touching it though.

    • Budgiecat

      Duke Nukem Forever

      Rogue Warrior

      Mindjack

      Vampire Rain

      DmC

    • Arcana Gear

      Persona 4
      -before jumping at my throat, i never completed the original, died in the hard difficulty after some hours of grinding, then lost energy to do it all again, and had a backlog at the time, then P4G was announced, if i ever play it again, obviously the complete version.

      a Monster hunter for psp
      -never got into it, maybe now that i played GE i have more patience, but yeah :/

      Dinasty warriors for gba
      -This game is what made me dont play the games until i saw a playthrough by accident

      -Marvel vs Capcom 3
      -Duhhh, guess why.

      Trails in the sky
      Cause i never would suffer for not having how to play one of the most charming games i played recently.

      • Anime10121

        Agree wholeheartedly about Trails. Really wish I’d never even started the series if it was gonna be this good and then be denied all future sequels :(

      • Sevyne

        Oh Trails; How I love you so much that I hate you! It really is painful that we only get a taste of such a great series. :(

    • DesmaX

      – Mugen Souls
      Absolutely Horrible

      – Ni no Kuni
      I tried my hard to like this game… But I can’t

      – Neptunia mk2
      Not that I hated the game, but… That boxart. Always had to hide the game when someone was coming

      – Diablo III
      Coudn’t hold my attention. And I rememer liking 2

      – Chrono Cross
      I was a kid back then… When I brough it I was expecting a Chrono Trigger sequel (And it is… But it was so different). I wasn’t into tradicional JRPG’s back in the day

      • Budgiecat

        You got the first Neptunia?

        • Sevyne

          OH! Thanks for reminding me. Adding that to my regret list!

        • DesmaX

          Fun story, I actually managed to get it by trading it for Neptunia mk2 + 10 bucks

          • Budgiecat

            I’m just saying because the gameplay was worse in it than mk2….

            • DesmaX

              Yeah, you won’t believe how bad it is.

              At least It made me laugh on how bad it was

              • Anime10121

                I bought the LE day of release, opened it up, played it for about 30 minutes, sealed it back up, went on Ebay, sold it for the initial price I paid for it, and was extremely contempt with that decision.

            • OverlordZetta

              It’s not really. It’s just different, but I guess these days, different IS bad. That’s sad, really.

              • Budgiecat

                no it really was worse thats why they revamped it. It was literally a chore to play and dat framerate…..

              • Sevyne

                Different isn’t always bad, but Nep 1 was just bad. MK2 was less bad, but bad still. My opinion btw.

    • Ghost Doge

      Avatar (movie) game for the PS3. An ex convinced me to buy it. Nope.

      Ragnarok Odyssey. Considering the pitiful amount of time I spent playing it before losing interest…. Yeah.

      Lumines on Vita. Just didn’t click with me.

      Final Fantasy X-2. Only reason is because I promised myself I’d play it after I beat X and I never beat X >.>

      About 90% of the games I own on Steam, most of which are actually pretty good games that I’ve played for all of 15 minutes and only purchased because they were on sale. THE AMOUNT OF MONEY I COULD’VE SAVED!

    • LordKaiser

      – Ys III Wonderes from Ys (SNES) because of the bad hit detection and controls.

      – Ni no Kuni (PS3) bacause I can’t get into the battle system.

      – Xedge (PS3) I bought this because the PS3 lacked RPGs and this game story is garbage.

      – FFXIIII (PS3) …. This plays more like a standard action game like GoW etc but with menu battles. Din’t felt like an RPG at all.

      – Ninja Zool (SNES) Dunno why I got this garbaje.

      – Onimusha 3 (PS2) Group preassure? Possibly.

    • AdamBoy64

      This is a good idea for a topic.
      I’ll give it a go.

      – Mega Man Anniversary Collection (GCN)

      It’s a nice idea, except they chopped and changed a lot of things from the original games. Not really the same at all.

      – Mega Man X Collection (GCN)

      Same reason as above, pretty much.

      – Mc Groovz Dance Craze (GCN)

      Yeah, okay, the title in itself probably explains it. But I had put the effort in to get two Mario Dance mats for the GameCube, and I wanted another game that would utilise them.

      It turned out that it didn’t support the mats I had, so yeah, completely useless.

      – Tony Hawks Downhill Jam (Wii)

      Okay, I got this in the early days of the Wii, when there was hardly anything out for it. Turned out to be a pretty bad game, I ended up returning it.

  • Albel Nox

    If only Toys R us and Target sell these in Montreal……….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvdPds59IOY

  • Six
    • MrFinalgamer

      i half expected mako to come out…saw it for a good 30 secs…=(

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

      Awesome episode, had to watch it two times

  • Sevyne

    Has anyone else noticed the increase in random “Hit and run” troll posters as of late? What I mean are people that have no post history here on Gematsu (and clearly no interest in joining the community), but shoot in real quick and bash on Sony, MS, or Nintendo and then don’t post again after that like ever? I’ve seen it like 5 or 6 times this week, and I used to never see it happen.

    Edit: Sorry if this seems like a negative thing to bring up. Just felt this was the best place to ask.

    • Six

      I haven’t noticed anything. Do you have any links to some?

      • Sevyne

        Maybe I’ll dig around later when I get settled in and relax a bit (just got home from work), but it is a bit annoying. It’s nobody’s fault or anything, but it’s like people have some sort of weird crusade going on where they have to hunt down every gaming site and bad mouth something and leave.

        • Six

          Huh. I’ll look around, because I’m curious now.

          Minus a certain someone who (thankfully) isn’t here anymore, I’ve never really come across any drive-by shit posts.

          • Sevyne

            Well some are pretty subtle jabs like that kurbstar guy in the TLoU article. Then you have others like the dude in the Driveclub “back to the drawing board” delay article (whom I responded to and got no response back, AND his message was moderated so it’s no longer there). He was trying to start some sort of console fanboy war. Just two immediate examples of hit and run.

            Like, we all have our debates that can get really heated, and mods have to step in sometimes, but we all also try not to devolved into fanboy apes. We all also keep ourselves as part of the community here.

            • Six

              The one in TLoU article is weird, because the person’s post history is all political and social stuff.

              • Sevyne

                Yup. The one in the Driveclub one was weird too. It was a post history about the upkeep/maintenance of guns n crap.

          • HighBrowDrifter

            Ahh, now you made me curious to know who that “certain someone” is….I have a slight hunch though (well, sort of).

            • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

              I only remember the avatar, but not the name. Twas an annoying avatar.

              Oops, I’m assuming it’s the same certain someone that first popped to my mind.

          • Budgiecat

            But what if the Earth was in danger of being eradicated by Evil Buu and Gariya was the only other superhero you could do the fusion dance or use the Potara rings with to defeat him?

            • HighBrowDrifter

              Doesn’t Gariya hang out over at Dualshockers now?

              • Budgiecat

                dunno

    • TheExile285

      Haven’t noticed that on Gematsu but I do see it a lot on other sites.

    • Elvick

      Gematsu has officially made it!

      I haven’t noticed, I don’t check post history.

      • Sevyne

        I normally don’t, but when it’s a poster I have never seen before and they’re being jerks then I do check.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      It’s really easy to do with the Disqus system. Not much we can do about it sadly. I’ll try and keep an eye on troll comments etc, per usual. ^^

      • Sevyne

        Oh, don’t worry too much about it. It’s not your fault. them drive-by trollings just happen. I just found it unusual that they started appearing here. I guess Gematsu has just become much more known.

  • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

    It is my impression or the amount of releases of Japanese games are falling compared to last year?

    • TheExile285

      By falling do you mean selling badly? That’s what I’ve seen from the start of the new year. Nothing seems to be selling well except some 3DS game since the year started :/

      To be fair, I don’t know what sales were like this time last year.

      • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

        Yes, I see not a game that got 1 million copies in Japan this year.

        • Budgiecat

          been like that for a while. Puzzle & Dragons Z for 3DS sold over a million being the last recent from Dec 12 2013

          Japanese console and handheld gaming interest and overall market has been shrinking and moving to mobile…less up and coming talent developers, people more or less retiring, lack of trying new ideas, and smaller demographic and population etc

          Plus a lot of developers just cater to the Otaku niche

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

      >March 2014
      >comparing to last year

      I’d wait a while before making that comparison. We’re only a third of the way through this year.

  • MrFinalgamer

    so Konami is going to include reversable box art for MGS V Ground Zeroes ^_^

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t31/1658645_10151937080170986_489741604_o.jpg

    • TheExile285

      Nice

    • DarkLegacy

      That’s cool

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

      At least it’s some form of compensation, expecting people to pay this much for so little.

  • Elvick
    • Six

      Well… that was painful.

  • TheExile285

    So who here imported God Eater 2 for Vita? We should be getting that Multiplayer update next week or the week after :D

    • Budgiecat

      and localization?

      • TheExile285

        Ask Namco

        • Budgiecat

          I did

          they said to ask you!

    • Six

      I’m still holding out for a localization. :/ I’m beginning to wonder if it’s pointless…

      • MrFinalgamer

        Well, from what i can see, they first developed a better version of the game, then localized that. Maybe Bamco is waiting for that version to finish…or the sales of the original were not good enough.

        • TheExile285

          Maybe. I don’t see the need of an update given how much is being added via DLC.

        • Budgiecat

          Perhaps

          But not localizing DW Gundam Reborn Vita version is not a good sign…

          I could see why they skipped Madoka Magicka & AKB1/149 and the usual SRW games but other than than the usual Gundam skips (Breaker and Seed Battle Destiny) tales of Innocence & Hearts R, Super Heroine Chronicle, they localized all their other Vita titles…

          • OverlordZetta

            It was never happening. Bamco skipped One Piece Pirate Warriors 2, they’ve made their stance clear.

            • Budgiecat

              But now they’re localizing One Piece Unlimited World RED to PS Vita (albeit digital only).

              Their decisions are so sporadic and illogical sometimes…

      • Sevyne

        So am I, but I have a feeling that we’ll wind up getting Freedom Wars before God Eater 2 ever makes it here (if at all). In that case (as much as I enjoy God Eater) I’d probably skip it.

        • Six

          Does Freedom Wars have a JP date yet?

          • Sevyne

            I think they only said Summer 2014.

            • Six

              So probably late 2014 or early 2015 for the west then.

              • Sevyne

                Yeah, and that one absolutely will be localized, no doubt. They seem to be riding on that one being a big hit for Vita.

              • MrFinalgamer

                Hopefully late 2014, and then Over My Dead Body 2 on early 2015, and then Gravity Rush 2 summer 2015 =3

          • Budgiecat

            no and Shift is helping them make it too

      • TheExile285

        Well, they haven’t actually said no like they have with other Vita games so that might mean something.

        I think people need to accept it will most likely be DD only like their other releases if we get it.

        • Six

          Better than nothing.

      • OverlordZetta

        I’m holding out but I’m also not holding my breath anymore. Bamco hates the West and if they don’t move fast, Soul Sacrifice Delta and Freedom Wars will be out and no one will even want it as much anymore.

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

      I wonder how matching will work, I’m on chapter 6

      • TheExile285

        Hopefully there won’t be any restrictions. I just started chapter 8 a day ago.

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

          Have you mastered a blood art yet? Mine is increasing so slow

  • HighBrowDrifter

    Wow….it has been a while since I’ve been here. How is everyone doing?

  • Six

    Anyone else think that despite the Vita’s poor sales, it’ll be around for a long, long time? Many people are so sure that Sony will kill it off soon, but I don’t see it like that.

    I think that as long as the audience keeps buying games like they do, it’ll stick around.

    • MrFinalgamer

      from what sony has said, the vita has a crazy good attach rate, it would be dumb to kill off a system that, despite low sales, gets a lot of software moving, which is almost as important as hardware sales.
      It’ll be like the PSP in it’s later years with a lot of great niche titles, and some big games from time to time..

      • OverlordZetta

        I would argue it’s like that now.

    • Sevyne

      I think they’ll stick it out. It seems like they’ve come to accept that it’s not going to be a huge seller. They’ve also acknowledged that it has a high attach rate for games, so there’s that. It’ll carve it’s own niche and that’s fine. I’d love for it to become a massive seller, but I’m content as long as I keep getting games for it (which I absolutely have been).

      • Six

        The fact that almost half of all Vita game sales are digital has to be appealing too.

        I’m sure Nintendo would kill to have a digital sales rate like that.

        • Budgiecat

          Nintendo needs a decent account system and eShop first

          • Sevyne

            Agreed. I’m not a huge digital consumer, but Nintendo doesn’t make it appealing at all without an account system in place.

          • OverlordZetta

            Damn straight. There’s no excuse for that POS system to be in place when Playstation and XBox’s are around for comparison.

    • Anime10121

      Sony’s not gonna give up on it, but besides niche Japanese games that only maybe 5% will ever make it to the west, indie games, and first party games from Sony, the software is already pretty much dead. You wont see any more triple A games for it like you did for PSP. There will be no Final Fantasies, Kingdom Hearts, Grand Theft Autos, Metal Gear Solids, Assassins Creeds, etc etc released for the hardware, which is extremely unfortunate given the quality of the actual hardware itself :(

      I’m not even a big fan of handhelds (though it does boast a decently sized screen that’s not too hard on the eyes), but even I’m saddened by the current state of the Vita…

      • Six

        I think having an audience built of gamers who are into niche Japanese games and indie titles is a great thing.

        Because we buy lots of games. Your average AAA-only gamer does not.

        • Anime10121

          True, but it also leaves us with a multitude of software that’ll never live up to the actual potential of the system itself, and many that could be done on PSP/3DS like God Eater 2, Conception, etc.

          • Six

            But TWO ANALOG STICKS! :D

          • Budgiecat

            Also it doesn’t help that Sony keeps sending mixed signals by continuing to support the PSP; how many new ones are sold a month still?
            Meanwhile NDS and Wii are discontinued…

            • Anime10121

              Sony’s always done that though, they did it with PSone, PS2, and they’re doing it with PS3 (I mean think about it, you want them to STOP selling a system as soon as its successor comes out so games like Persona 5 and Tales of Zestiria would have no home). That isnt the issue, the issue is publisher support, and a lack thereof…

              • Budgiecat

                But the difference is the PSP is barely coming out with new games. Software for it is almost dead

                • Anime10121

                  So was PS2 when it finally died last year, I mean, all it really got was sports games for the last couple years (though to be fair, it WAS on the market for nearly 13 years :P). The PSP’s still actually getting support, just not here in the west…

                  • Budgiecat

                    PS2 is not a good example. Once Sony took away BC then the PS2 was still viable and much of its support came from countries that people couldnt normally afford a new PS3 (which now will also be the case for PS4). AND during 2006 through 2009 we saw many mid to high budget PS2 games still being made, then in more recent years, tapering off to sports games (for those countries primarily)

                    You got developers making easy to churn out 1 or 2 VN’s every other month which they easily could make for the Vita. that is literally ALL the PSP is getting support for..

          • OverlordZetta

            The 3DS version of Conception 2 is a joke, and to think any of the Vita versions of the PSP/Vita games that have come out are bad because of that is laughable.

        • Budgiecat

          And therein lies the problem: bad publisher upper management and bad marketing.

          Inafune even said it: developers would love to make games for the Vita; publishers dont want them too

      • OverlordZetta

        Dude, to say the system is “already dead” is just absurd. It’s not doing great, but it gets the occasional Western title and tons of indies and Eastern ones. It’s not any 3DS, but it’s nowhere near dead.

        • Anime10121

          Give me one recent unique western title thats come out for the system thats not a port and not an indie title that can be played on mobile, PC, PSP, or PS3.

      • Budgiecat

        Still got more 3rd party titles than the Wii U. Both domestic, import and localized :P

        • Anime10121

          100% accurate statement here :P

    • Budgiecat

      It’ll do fine in Japan but like the PSP, it’ll eventually be dead in the West.

      Especially with Sony’s poor handling of marketing it there

      • Anime10121

        Eventually?

        • Budgiecat

          I mean dead….dead like drop dead fred dead

          • Anime10121

            Might as well be, hell, most of the Walmarts where I live dont even CARRY the system anymore, and I dont live in some small rural town, I stay in a city (albeit not the most technologically advanced city, but a city with a pretty thick population)

    • TheExile285

      Yeah sure, in Japan.

      • Six

        I don’t think it’ll ever completely die in the west. It’ll always have a niche fanbase who’ll never pass up the chance to jerk it off. :P

        • Sevyne
          • Six

            It’ll be the paradise of the otaku and the indie gamer. I could think of worse fates.

            Besides, once the industry crashes, all we’ll have is indie stuff and niche-to-mid-tier Japanese games.

            Vita owners are just ahead of the curve.

            • Sevyne

              Clearly we are the master race. One day the rest of the world will catch up!

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

            That actually burns if you do it too fast, lol. I learned that the hard way when playing DJ Max Technika Tune.

        • Anime10121

          PSP also never “completely” died in the west, it was just left crippled with no hands and feet chopped off by pirates and left only with eyes to see how bad it was doing in comparison to its niichan in Japan who was still getting support…

          • Six

            I think it’ll fare much better. Remember, the PSP had rampant piracy.

            The Vita doesn’t.

            • Anime10121

              Because it doesnt have enough support for pirates to even care… Heck half Vita games can be played already on PC, home console, mobile, or 3DS… It only has a few standout quality titles that are 100% exclusive to its hardware…

              And I’m not dogging Vita, as I do love mine, but its situation is just really ugly right now :(

              • Six

                I just noticed that you mentioned piracy. I was too distracted by your graphic description of the poor PSP.

                Again, I don’t think it’ll be so bad. Yeah, it’ll never get major AAA games, but publishers like NISA, Atlus, XSEED and Aksys will keep it around for a while.

                Certainly longer than any 3DS fanboy is currently predicting.

                • LordKaiser

                  Well the region lock on the 3DS screams “Hack me”

              • OverlordZetta

                That’s hardly true. If the Vita could be pirated the way the PSP was, you can be sure they’d be all over the thing.

              • LordKaiser

                Vita emulators are fake. Hell not even the PSP can be emulated right.

                The Vita is still safe right now. Don’t worry.

          • Budgiecat

            Japan never pirates! It’s disloyal and dishonorable!

    • blank059

      Honestly if they just marketed the system better it could have been
      fairly successful, they have a few games from popular franchises such as Killzone Mercenary but when you have ads with little to no gameplay footage you really aren’t going to convince many people to buy your handheld system. Even if Sony where to market the system now with ads showing a few big Vita exclusives such as Killzone,
      P4G and Gravity Rush they could move a few more units.

      I don’t think Sony would ever drop the system but as the years go by we will see fewer and fewer games.

      • OverlordZetta

        I don’t think we’ll see fewer games. Fewer localizations maybe.

        The West is barely making games as it is (frankly they’re making less than they were when the thing launched) whereas Japan is pumping out tons of new games for it.

        • blank059

          Yeah I just realised I was supposed to say fewer games in the West since a lot of Japanese games on the Vita don’t get localised and there’s like almost zero Western support.

    • new_tradition

      I think it will. With the slimmer model coming out now with it’s internal memory that will help people get around the pricey memory cards to at least play physical games. If they keep supporting with software, it’ll will start getting into more hands.

      I was wondering though, since they keep mentioning it as an accompaniment to the PS4, if there was a way to use the Vita as a second PS4 controller or something. Not remote play, actually using it as a controller..?

      • blank059

        I think they said you could. Although not sure if its supported now.

      • MrFinalgamer

        but the DS 4’s thumbsticks are too good to be replaced by the vita’s =(

      • Anime10121

        You can

    • OverlordZetta

      The people who own Vitas tend to buy everything that comes out, so that should help keep them around.

      On the other hand, if the West continues to not make any real attempt to push the Vita as its own console or make exclusive games for it, then I wouldn’t be surprised if Sony handhelds become Japan exclusive down the road.

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

      It’ll definitely be alive in Japan and maybe Europe

  • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

    Doubt, when the genre VN will be popular worldwide and be more recognized than GTA V?

    • MrFinalgamer

      it’s already gaining momentum thanks to games like Danganronpa, and Phoenix Wright,

      “… be more recognized than GTA V?” never

      • TheExile285

        This. DR gave me a lot more interest in the genre. I wanna play AA5 but I feel like I should play the originals first so I’m holding out for that 3DS collection.

        Looking forward to DR2 & Xblaze Code Embargo

        • Wolf Star

          That box art :3 :O I’m hyped!! :D

          • DarkLegacy

            Same here ^_^

            • Wolf Star

              Did you play it yet?? :D or finished it??

              • DarkLegacy

                Still playing. Haven’t played much since I just downloaded Music Unlimited on my PS4. Should be playing it sooner when I’m done listening to music. Or I can do that when I’m already listening to it lol

                • Wolf Star

                  Play it dude!! :D it’s addicting :3

      • Budgiecat

        Because those two are actually fun to play not just read

        • MrFinalgamer

          well, they are called visual novels after all =P

          there’s also the professor layton series, but that’s more a puzzle game, than VN

          • Budgiecat

            that doesnt mean they have to only literally be that and not come up with new ideas

      • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

        I have played Seitokai No Ichizon on the DS and I think this genre is very relaxing, no pressure and difficulty, I want more of this genre in the West.

    • Sevyne

      VN’s have definitely grown in popularity over the last few years outside of Japan, but they’ll never be a massive hit.

    • Six

      You can’t beat Rockstar Games. It’s impossibru.

    • OverlordZetta

      If you mean video games that play like VNs, then I doubt that’ll ever happen.

      If you mean the medium of visual novels, one could argue, at least in Japan, this is already the case, but comparing two different mediums like that (a visual novel versus a video game) is kind of pointless anyway.

      What I’m saying here is VNs aren’t a genre, they’re a separate medium, like books, movies, or anime.

  • Eder García

    any thoughts on LoS 2 sales? looks like Konami is going to bury the franchise 6 feet under.

    • Six

      I’d have loved to have been a fly on the wall during the development of that game. What a mess.

      They should give it to Platinum :D

    • Anime10121

      It was already dead anyway, LoS 2 was from the beginning the final game in that subseries of Castlevania

    • Budgiecat

      Bad E-Konami….

    • Sevyne

      I hope not. It’s an amazing franchise that was just left in the wrong hands. Sure, it was refreshing to see Castlevania take a different direction from the barrage of Metroidvania releases, but Mercury Steam just couldn’t nail something solid.

      Note: I mean’t Castlevania is an amazing franchise, not LoS. Clearing that up, because it probably looked like I meant LoS (lol no).

    • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

      Must have been a sales failure and rightly so, the series lost its originality, I would Koji Igarashi resurrect this disappointment that MercurySteam did.

  • Six
    • Sevyne

      Oh god, YES PLEASE!

      • Six

        Sadly, I don’t think Konami realizes how much of a money maker it could be.

        I mean, Dragon’s Crown cost only a million dollars to make, and it sold over 800k with little advertising, unless you count that bit with Kotaku.

        A Vanillaware-made Castlevania with a moderate push from Konami could rake in big money, given how cheap it would be.

        • Sevyne

          lol Kotaku…Unintentionally the greatest advertising that game could ever get! THANKS KOTAKU!!!

        • Budgiecat

          Konami doesn’t anything because they’re idiots now

          • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

            Gone is their glorious times in the past.

            • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

              Konami, please resuscitate Goemon or Tokimeki Memorial, is so complicated to make it happen?

              • OverlordZetta

                All I want from them are YuGiOh games again. Is that so wrong?

                • Budgiecat

                  No Suikoden?

                  • OverlordZetta

                    Okay, you got me. That too.

                    If I had to pick though, I would go with children’s card games.

                    • Budgiecat

                      wow that’s…..disheartening

                      Suikoden is SO above the level of Yu-Gi-Oh its not even a discussion.

                      And really, no Goemon, Bomberman, Contra, TMNT (no Bay Turtles), Far East of Eden, Silent Hill, Prince of Tennis, Lunar Knights, Rumble Roses, Shaman King, Policenauts, Snatcher, Zone of Enders, TwinBee, Bloody Roar?

                    • LordKaiser

                      Farst East of Eden games never got localized sadly. Maybe for being too Japanese or something…

                    • OverlordZetta

                      I’ve got my priorities and my priorities want a good YuGiOh game with a healthy card selection and online.

                      Isn’t Bomberman Hudson?

                • PrinceHeir

                  Duelist of the Roses 2 please!

              • Budgiecat

                Apparently yes I guess….

    • MrFinalgamer
    • Solomon_Kano

      Honestly, I wouldn’t want to see that. I’d read someone suggest Vanillaware for Metroid before and was against that, too. While Vanillaware makes some fantastic 2D action-RPGs and I love em, their work isn’t really what I want from a CV game.

      • Budgiecat
        • Solomon_Kano

          Many things, cat.

          • Budgiecat

            But can you be trusted?

            • Solomon_Kano

              Trust is for fools who grill with coal.

              • Budgiecat

                ah scary! What are your ulterior motives?

                • Solomon_Kano

                  To serve clean-burning justice to the criminals of space.

                  • Budgiecat

                    justice for whom? The Alliance, the Galactic Empire…..or.. yourself?

                    • Solomon_Kano

                      For justice itself.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Is Justice the name of your dog or something?

                    • Solomon_Kano

                      Justice is justice.

      • Sevyne

        I’ll agree that Metroid wouldn’t really be a fit for them, but Castlevania would absolutely work imo.

        • Solomon_Kano

          Perhaps they’d do well, but it simply isn’t something I’d care to see out of them, either as a fan of their work or as a fan of CV.

          For one thing, as a Vanillaware fan, I love that they only do original games rather than working on others’ IPs. As a CV fan, there’s a level of platforming I enjoy from CV that Vanillaware’s work has yet to satisfy — unless Muramasa turns out to be part platformer, as I haven’t gotten around to playing it yet. There’s also the matter of their level design. CV doesn’t always excel in that regard, but Vanillaware’s titles are typically very straightforward — either by virtue of being linear with a branch here and there (Dragon’s Crown) or by virtue of there not being a ton of variety in the visuals from place to place (Odin Sphere).

          Again, it’s entirely possible that they could make a rather good CV, but it’s something I personally just wouldn’t be interested in seeing out of them.

          • Sevyne

            You really need to get on playing Muramasa. While it’s not really like Castlevania, it does clearly take some inspiration from those types of games. In fact, Muramasa is my primary reason for feeling they could pull off a good Castlevania.

            Now, understand that I do agree with your love of them doing original games, but if given a chance with Castlevania I think they’d totally nail it.

            • Solomon_Kano

              It’s been a busy while on the gaming front, but I’ll get around to Muramasa at some point. Perhaps then I’ll see things as you guys do. I still wouldn’t /want/ it out of them, of course, but perhaps I’d be more confident in their ability to deliver it.

              • Six

                Muramasa Rebirth is great. My personal GoTY for 2013. I think with the right input from IGA and his crew, Vanillaware would make a killer Castlevania.

                • Budgiecat

                  They could, but as I mentioned, I’d prefer ASW with GG Xrd animation style.

                  Something about Motion Portrait doesn’t sit with me 100%…much like how animators didn’t initially take well to Rotoscoping when first invented..

      • MrFinalgamer

        they could easily make a game like Symphony of the night work since most of their games are 2D action RPGs. just have someone make the map layout for a metroid-vania feel we all love, and vanillaware do everything else =D

    • PrinceHeir

      YES PLEASE!!

      There the only developers along with Arc System Works and SNK(if they get their asses off of pachinko games) that can truly do 2D games in either art style or fast paced game.

      I would also put Ubisoft with Rayman Legends/Origins, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the likes of Vanillaware etc.

      • Budgiecat

        Would prefer ASW CV for sure (with GG Xrd engine)

        • Solomon_Kano

          Whaaat? The cat requests CV on Unreal Engine 3? What a twist.

          • Budgiecat

            ASW makes Unreal 3 engine look….unreal though..

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Hmm… would Konami let them do it?

      • Budgiecat

        prolly not

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

          Likely not.

  • Budgiecat

    I always wonder why Koei never localized Fab Style for 3DS when 3DS had Style Savvy. I mean which one looks better to you

    http://www.dshandheld.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Fab-Style-3DS.jpg

    http://media.nintendo.com/nintendo/bin/w9JOivpzyQWgSUz2DHrFmFx1ePggMdF0/23YHwHpyZN2Ie655275i8vA-kd60y7Zv.jpg

    • Elvick

      The first one looks like effort was put into it, while the second looks like shovelware by comparison.

      • Pyrofrost

        I own the second one personally, and it’s definitely not shovelware. There is entirely too much content, unlockables, and just shit to do for it to be shovelware; it’s just too damn big. Not to mention it’s still receiving new content and updates to this day (a year and a half later).

        A shovelware version of these two titles would be that shit from the “Imagine” series. Hell, that series its the very definition of shovelware.

        • Elvick

          I was just going by appearance. :p

          • Pyrofrost

            Oh, I figured. :p

            And I wasn’t like, getting pissy or anything. I just wanted to express the fact that it’s not shovelware and a surprising amount of effort went into it.
            (Though more in the content department than the aesthetics department)

  • 9li8

    One Piece for the header pic? You rule, Sal.

  • 9li8

    http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/03/14/famitsu-honcho-unannounced-ps4-exclusives-in-development-faster-than-i-thought-more-to-come/

    I’m hype.

    I like how the Famitsu head said “exclusives” specifically. I’m getting tired of industry people saying “there are a lot of games in development for PS4 right now” when they’re just going to be typical multiplat blockbuster anyway.

    • Six

      Can’t wait to see what they’re working on. As of right now the only PS4 exclusive I want is Lily Bergamo, and that isn’t even first party.

      • Budgiecat

        Well Gundamfall is one

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

          That better not be it’s name. .-.

    • blank059

      That’s good news, hopefully we get more games from Sony’s Japan Studio than last gen as well as more Japanese third party exclusives.

    • Elvick

      Ditching the cell was the right thing to do. I bet it helped.

      • Sevyne

        Definitely. Seems like the transition from PS3 to PS4 will be a lot smoother than PS2 to PS3 was.

        • LordKaiser

          But won’t be as easy as PS1 to PS2 was.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      I will be hype when I see games.

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

    Lol -http://www.funstock.co.uk/news/which-video-game-pervert-are-you-quiz/

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Those questions only have bullshit answers. Anyways I got Brock. I guess that isn’t so bad. *shrug*

      • Anime10121

        If I were only so lucky… I got Duke Nukem :/

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

          Well you know I am not a perv. So I tried to pick the least pervy ones.

          • Anime10121

            ….I am
            >_>
            <_<

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

              Heheh. Yah I know.

    • new_tradition

      http://www.funstock.co.uk/news/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/quiz_character_larry.jpg

      Welp, I guess I’ve been lying to myself all these years

      • Six

        I got the same, so you are among friends.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Hahaha. Oh… oh my. xD

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

        Lol nice

      • DarkLegacy

        Haha lol

    • MrFinalgamer

      well…this was certainly interesting. i’ll definitely start playing this series then XD
      http://www.funstock.co.uk/news/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/quiz_character_katsuragi1.jpg

      • Sevyne

        Looks like you got the best possible one! Congrats!

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Creepy… you are a teenaged girl who is totes gonna need a restraining order.

        • MrFinalgamer

          …and a badass groping ninja…doesn’t bother me in the slightest =D

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

            Badass can be removed. But ok.

    • blank059

      Got Katsuragi as well and also twice despite giving a few different answers the second time.

    • DarkLegacy

      I’ve done that quiz, and I got the same results as new_tradition

  • 9li8

    This is going to be a fucking trainwreck just like the previous ones, but ah what the hell, I have nothing better to do this weekend, anyway.

    http://2013.vidyagaemawards.com/

    • Sevyne

      Well, at least Dragon’s Crown won best new IP…and Best Visual Aesthetic…And DC takes a third one for “plot and backstory”.

      AHAHAHAHA! MONSTER GIRL QUEST CH.3 WON BEST STORY OF 2013! WTF?! That’s too damn good…And Best Sequel lol.

    • 9li8

      Well, whaddya know, MGQ actually won 3 awards this year in opposite to the last/first 2 awards where it didn’t win any.

      /v/ can have good taste after all.

      • Sevyne

        I’m really enjoying how pissed off the chat is. So much butthurt haha!

        • 9li8

          Yep. Hopefully the anti-Japanese games bunch who always scream “HURR DURR WEEABOO SHIT. FUCK OFF.” there since 2009-ish can finally get the fuck out of there.

          They’ve been on /v/ for too long.

          • Sevyne

            Pissing on an OUYA! Fucking excellent!

    • 9li8

      Senator Armstrong didn’t win best character.

      Why /v/? Why?

      • Sevyne

        HE DID WIN! WHAT A TWIST!

        NANOMACHINES, SON!

        • 9li8

          Wait, that was not a honorable mention?

          Shit, I need to pay more attention.

          • Sevyne

            Nope. Armstrong was the winner. It was a trick!
            And MGR for music!

            MGR killin it!

    • Ghost Doge

      And winner for best gameplay…..

      THE WONDERFUL 101!

      Just kidding, it’s Metal Gear Rising again!

      • Sevyne

        lol

    • 9li8

      Woo hoo MGR won GOTY category.

      • Sevyne

        HELL YEAH! MGR getting a lot of love.

    • 9li8

      Man, the best /v/GA so far.

      How to read my post:
      Games that I like won a lot of positive awards, so it’s good.

  • Six
    • 9li8

      Best sisters.

      Imouto is better.

      • Anime10121

        should not have read that, now I think I’ve been spoiled :(

        • 9li8

          I’m tempted to spoil you even more but I don’t like being an asshole.

          Such dilemma.

          • Anime10121

            Please dont :(

            I’m beggin you man T^T

            Only a couple more weeks before I can marathon it…

            • 9li8

              Must…resist….

    • blank059

      That was a really good episode.

      • Six

        It’ll be a long wait until the next one. Hopefully the constant debates over who’ll get killed off won’t get too exhausting.

        Because, you know, Kill la Kill totally has to do it, because Gurren Lagann did it.

        #logic

        • blank059

          Wait is there a delay for the next episode? Never watched Gurren Lagaan but I might since I heard its good and eventually I really got into KLK.

          • Six

            Nah, I meant that it’ll be a long wait because the show is almost over.

            Hype and all that.

            • blank059

              Oh, right. Thanks.

              • Six

                Definitely check out Gurren Lagann tho. It’s fantastic.

        • MrFinalgamer

          $10 Satsuki dies

          • Ghost Doge

            $10 says there’ll be an epic fight that ends in both of them successfully landing their strongest attacks on each other before the screen fades and then a single fist is raised up in the air from beneath all the rubble.

            No I haven’t been watching s-CRY-ed again, what are you talking about >.>

            • MrFinalgamer

              you of all people here need to do this quiz ASAP!
              http://www.funstock.co.uk/news/which-video-game-pervert-are-you-quiz/

              • Ghost Doge

                Already did. Got Katsuragi. Maybe there’s a deeper reason for why I ended up in the military >.>

                • MrFinalgamer

                  strategy=grope the enemy to death! revolutionary military tactics right here man

                  • Ghost Doge

                    I’ll gladly sign up for another four years if we ever go to war against Amazons!

                • Gigus

                  To reap the benefits, serve your country, let everyone know only the brave and the foolish can do things like you can, and I guess save people?

            • Gigus

              Predictable doge

              • Ghost Doge

                Quiet, you. Go back to sucking!

                • Gigus

                  Ewww, the only dog that does sucking is you. I’m free to do whatever I want :P. Now that you brought s-CRY-ed, wouldn’t an HD remaster be awesome :P

                  • Ghost Doge

                    Nope. Shut up. I don’t have money for this!

                    • Gigus

                      But me and the entertainment industry want more of your money XD. Come on, we know you want the anime drugs!

                    • Ghost Doge

                      Anime drugs are hardly effective on me. I’VE BEEN ON THE INTERNET LONG ENOUGH!

                    • Gigus

                      PFFT defending yourself won’t hide your addictions.

                    • Ghost Doge

                      Games, porn, and pizza. What’s there to hide? :D

                    • Gigus

                      You’re missing alot to your repertoire. Guess you don’t like anime, manga, comics, movies, and actual girls. *walks out with the free stuff I was gonna give ya*

                    • Ghost Doge

                      Oh, silly robot. Assuming you understand everything about us pitiful humans.

                      Porn, to me, is something I have a strong, often unhealthy interest in. So anime, manga, comics, movies, and actual girls all fall under ‘porn’ for me! Games and pizza are borderline porn for me but those hold a special place in my heart so they get a unique mention :D

                    • Gigus

                      -__- no subcategories. All of what I mentioned are have their own category.

                    • Ghost Doge

                      Not to me they don’t!

          • Six

            Honestly, I think (and really hope) that no one dies. Given the tone of the show (look at what happened to Nui) it just wouldn’t feel right. :/

    • MrFinalgamer

      when they were transforming together was so damn good, when Mako appeared in her outfit again i went full on fanboy mode XD

  • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

    So I’ve popped up in a few articles here and there this week, but as one of the new editors on here, I thought this would probably be as good of a place as any to better introduce myself to you all and generally make you aware that I exist! I figure if I’m going to be contributing to a site as well-loved as this that I should probably try to get on the community’s good side and whatnot. Good PR is generally not a bad thing as far as I can tell. ;D

    Anyway, like the name up top says, I’m Tom. I’m mostly a freelance translator for both Japanese-English and English-Japanese and an all around guide person hired to help people research all things Japan. As such, I’m not a full-time contributer to this site, but I do help Sal out with translation stuff and do some light article posting here and there. Generally I’m just here to make his work load slightly less enormous, at least that’s ideally what I’m here to do. If you’re a Persona fan, you’re probably familiar with my work if you’ve been watching a lot of subtitled trailers or reading translated interviews; I’m the one who translates all the Persona Q character videos as they’re released and, like I mentioned before, translated that interview Hashino did with Persona magazine about 5 and the other games Atlus announced in November. You can learn more about what I’ve worked on as a translator professionally and as a fan by clicking my blog link on the staff page you can find at the bottom of the sight, so I won’t go into any more detail on that stuff here.

    To provide a bit more of a background on things, I’ve been playing games since I was six and my first console was a Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. Some of my favorite games are mentioned on the staff blurb, but suffice it to say I have a very healthy diet of games written in both English and Japanese. Most recently I finished Super Dangan Ronpa 2, which is all sorts of excellent and I’m excited to see get localized. Outside of games, I’m a casual bicyclist and love cooking international food; I’m not completely well-versed in any one region per se, but I regularly do (obviously) Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, and Italian food. Give me a bowl of katsudon or a plate of homemade smothered burritos and I’m about as happy as I can be. I also obviously write a lot or else I wouldn’t be here and have done so for pretty much half of my life at this point!

    Beyond that, I started learning Japanese as a freshman in college and have spent a lot of time in and out of Japan over the years. Those of you who know your Japanese universities may be interested to know I’ve attended both Sophia University (上智大学) in Tokyo and Kansai Gaidai University (関西外国語大学) in Hirakata, which is down near Osaka. At the moment, I’m waiting to hear back from the Japanese government on an interpretor and general foreigner support position for JET teachers I was interviewed for last month, so fingers crossed I get to make the trip back soon!

    I potentially have work for some other clients tonight, so I don’t know how chatty I’ll end up being, but I’ll totally try my best to respond to any questions or comments you might have about me! I’m totally up to talk shop about Japan, Japanese the language, Japanese the games, whatever! Still, once again, it’s a pleasure meeting you all and I look forward to meeting and getting to know you as readers of this site! :D

    Also I’m not going to bother proofreading this so hopefully the Japanese half of my brain didn’t make this too indecipherable! よろしくお願いしま~す!

    • Gigus

      No need for proof reading good sir for this iz internetz and glad to finally meet ya!

    • shogunknight

      Nice, glad to meet you and i hope you enjoy your work and stay in Gematsu and its family

    • Budgiecat

      uh….hi and stuff…

      • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

        We’re cool, buddy. I’m too busy to care about hostess drama THAT much. ;D

        • Budgiecat

          :P

    • Pyrofrost

      Nice to meet you again~ :3

      And since I am also aspiring to be involved in JET as well; I hope you don’t mind me personally seeking your counsel when my interview time comes. :p

      • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

        Ahaha, that’s perfectly fine. JET’s a pretty tight-knit group, so that comes with the territory. Any idea when you’re thinking you want to do it? Are you thinking of being an ALT?

        • Pyrofrost

          Yes, that’s exactly what I’m looking to do actually.

          I should have my BA in English after 3 more semesters (a year and a half), if nothing gets in the way.

          Your assistance in this would be most appreciated, I can assure you.

          • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

            I’m always happy to help anybody interested in heading there! Like I wrote earlier, if you go to the staff page link at the bottom of the site, you’ll find a link to my freelance blog, which has my email. I might not always be super speedy in replying depending on my workload, but I always love to help, so don’t be shy!

            • Pyrofrost

              Thank you very much!

              Seriously, I really can’t put into words how much this means to me. ^_^

              • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

                I became a translator in part to help make Japan a little bit more accessible to the rest of the world. I’m just always happy to have people who want to make use of my skills and knowledge to begin with. It’s super gratifying! :D

            • Omega_Shiro

              Do you mind if I jumped on this boat to or is it full now ^^;

              • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

                Oh yeah, that offer is open to most anybody in general. It gets lonely being a foreigner over there in some places, so anything I can do to help on that front, I will!

                • Omega_Shiro

                  ありがとうございます あんたは 格好良い I can’t use my Jp keyboard options with on this pc its not mine lol mines got dual language.

                  • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

                    どういたしまして~ Ahaha, it’s fine, I know how rough it can be to get Japanese working again when you’re not on your own PC. I’m impressed with your tenacity regardless. ;D

                    • Omega_Shiro

                      I like to take each time I can to use Japanese if it is applicable, even if I am lazy I will throw a word or two about maybe a sentence or 3 :) about to leave this house go back to mine and use my pc.

                    • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

                      Yeah, totally. You only get better at languages by using them however you can, Japanese especially where it can be hard to make that room for it if you’re just not already there. Anything that keeps the mind engaged so your memory and fluency are that much more solidified is a good thing in my book~

        • Omega_Shiro

          I am also aiming for something along the lines of this after uni still got 2-3 more years of Japanese study at Adelaide uni might do some over there if I can abroad

          • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

            Always a solid idea. I studied in Japan during the summer between my first and second years and then again during my fourth year. It meant that I ended up graduating later, but I’m totally happy with how that ended up working out. The first trip was in Tokyo and despite the limited language skills I had at that point, it showed me I could do okay living in Japan and then that second trip a few years later was a good way to push my skills and make me really realize that the whole bilingual thing was very doable. I’d definitely endorse getting out there however you can, it’s a worthwhile experience at all levels. :D

            • Omega_Shiro

              That boosted me up a bit :) thanks! but yea I am going to Japan in July 29? for a month depends on my semester end date then end year for maybe 2-1and1/2 months I really cant wait!

              • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

                Ah, with any luck, I should actually be heading back there a few days before that. That’s really awesome, though! It’s always exciting to see people make their first trip there! Where are you headed, out of curiosity?

                • Omega_Shiro

                  Maybe Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto I really want to fit a lot in the first trips before next year hard I know but I am mainly going to be in Tokyo most the time.

                  • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

                    Tokyo’s a solid home base, yeah. My heart is in Osaka most of all because the people are super nice and they speak a really fun dialect, but all of those places are definitely worthwhile visits and world-class cities in their own right. I will say that it might not hurt to do a little studying up on Kansai-ben, the dialect you’ll hear a lot in the Osaka and Kyoto region, before you head over there. It’s a learning experience either way and it’s mostly comprehensible if you’ve just been studying the neutral Tokyo dialect, but some of their expressions and the way they handle grammar can be a bit tricky if you’re not used to it. Everyone pretty much knows standard Japanese too because of the education system, though, so it’s not a huge deal either way.

                    Still, I think you’re wise to definitely be going there when you are. Not nearly enough foreigners make the trip with any sort of language experience ahead of time and I think that hampers what all they can really get out of the country. Even when I first arrived there with just the basics, I was able to explore things a lot more intimately and go off the beaten touristy path. That’s my personality in general as a traveler to go on the paths less travelled, but even knowing as little Japanese as I did back then was a huge enabler.

                    You’ve definitely picked fun times of the year to visit all three of those areas. Daytime in the summer can be pretty miserable in all of those cities, but the night festivals that are had all over those cities more than make up for it. If you end up going back there during the fall, that’s also just a gorgeous time of year; the Kiyomizu-dera temple in Kyoto has some of the most gorgeous fall leaves I’ve ever seen and as a Colorado native, I know a thing or two about that.

                    But yeah, super exciting! If you ever have any questions about life over there or whatever once you’re there, don’t be afraid to hit me up! Work will almost certainly pick up again at that point if this JET stuff works out, but I always make time to answer emails like that. :D

                    • Omega_Shiro

                      Thank you and yea I am actually happy my brake lands in the best seasons and times in Japan. Yea I hear Japanese summers are hot! I chose to go with language skills to make the most of japan I really hope I can complete my degree and see what I can do with japan from there. I know a bit of and about Kansai-ben Osaka’s Dialect but did not know it was Kyoto’s as well I know alittle bit about it but not much so I might take you up on it and brush up on it :)

                    • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

                      You’ll end up learning a lot of new Japanese while you’re there no matter what level you’re at, but yeah, every little bit helps to connect with people over there. In my experience, they’re very patient with non-natives and are more flattered just to have a foreigner interested in talking with them, so they’re generally really good about meeting you halfway if you ever have difficulty talking about certain things.

                      Technically speaking I think Kyoto natives use a slightly different dialect and in full disclosure I’ve spent way more time around Osaka than Kyoto, but I’d personally say that the two are so close to each other both literally and figuratively that Kansai-ben definitely comes in handy from time to time outside of just Osaka. Kyoto is used to having tourists from all over Japan, so it’s probably even less of a big deal if you don’t know the intricacies of the local dialect since people are very used to just speaking standard Japanese anyway, but it never hurts. If there’s one thing natives there seem to really like more than just someone born overseas speaking their language, it’s someone doing it in their dialect. But knowing languages is my job, so naturally I find it fun and worthwhile to know this stuff anyway. I’m just a little biased, ahaha.

                    • Omega_Shiro

                      No not biased at all Japanese is really good to know and is a great language. but I might be biased as well XD

                    • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

                      Ahaha, I was being facetious, but thank you. :) I wouldn’t be in this business if I didn’t have a genuine passion for the language itself. You don’t go through the insanity that’s entailed with learning it and then making a living off of it unless that’s really, really your thing, ahaha. ;D

                    • Omega_Shiro

                      Oh right you have a blog you said? is it linked via Discuss account?

                    • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

                      Yeah, my personal tumblr blog is linked to my Disqus. Should probably change that to my professional one now that I finally have that set up after months of procrastination, but there’s a link to that on the personal tumblr too, so it all works out in the end. I’m kind of all over the place in general online, though, so you can definitely find me active elsewhere with enough sniffing, ahaha.

                    • Omega_Shiro

                      Your email did not work sent it back to me plus I was worried to use it since its your working one ^^; and yea I did put the correct thing in the brackets XD though you have a twitter I could see but you can’t pm on it.

    • Six
      • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

        Ssssssh, it’s okay. I have no regrets here in seeing that.

        I mean judging by my icon, I’m a typing shiba anyway, so of course I’ll appreciate seeing my kind on the Internet in general. I don’t judge the forms that my brothers and sisters choose to take.

    • Omega_Shiro

      こちらこぞ ゆろしくおんがいします! :p nice to meet you!

      • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

        すごい丁寧な日本語で返事してくれる読者さんがいるなんて嬉しいです! ;D

    • Wolf Star

      Hi again :D I think I read that article somewhere else :P

      • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

        Ahaha, it happens. As much as I liked doing that translation, I wasn’t expecting it to spread as far as it did. It was a very humbling experience to have so many people read my work and seemingly enjoy it. I can only hope to continue to be of service to you all here and everywhere else as best I can. :D

    • Elvick

      Hello there~

    • Pekola

      Okay, so you’ve yet to pass the test of our community. But since I’m so nice and benevolent, I’ll give you the test. It consists of some simple questions.

      Are you cute? Are you single? Do you have money?

      If you can answer these questions favorably, then you’ll score high. If not…then tough noogies.

      • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

        My answers:

        1. I’m a talking shiba. I can’t change who I am, but some people apparently love me for the fuzzball I am! I appreciate nice scratches behind the ear and good tummy rubs.
        2. I’m married to my work and I can’t get a divorce without there being some nasty repercussions. Kids being taken away, stuff that’s mine being made hers, all sorts of goodies. Sorry! ;____;
        3. I graduated from college with student loans to pay off, so anything resembling money in my bank account is a hilarious delusion much of the time. ;D

        I will calmly await any noogies should my answers be deemed worthy of them. Such is the way of the world~

        • Pekola

          You have obviously failed horribly.

          But since you’re a dog, I think having to deal with @Budgiecat:disqus is punishment enough.

          • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

            I live in a world where a fat orange cat is the most famous part of the comics page and the dog is a laughing stalk. I’m used to being a second class citizen in this world. Dog eat dog world might just be a phrase to you all, but it’s reality for me. ;_____;

          • Budgiecat
        • Ghost Doge
          • Gigus

            No ghost dog, no.

            • Ghost Doge

              SCREW YOU, ROBOT! YOU DON’T RUN MY LIFE! #yolo

              • Gigus

                YOLOLOLOLOLOL

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Once again, Welcome! I decided to feature this comment. =)

  • Gigus

    Doodle doodle. Taking a break from what I was orginally drawing and did a quick doodle. Finally started season three and its nice :).

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

      Nice work

      • Gigus

        Thanks. I’m still learning though. Took me 5hrs XD. My OCD kept getting in the way lol and kept erasing and redrawing. It got even worse when I was redoing it in vector.

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

          No issues there, I’m OCD with lots of things ^ ^

          That’s a good sign though, you want to get it as best and detailed as you can

          • Gigus

            XD trust me, I’ve over done a few things with my OCD.

    • blank059

      Never watched the show or read the comics. Good work though.

      • Gigus

        Thanks! I’m guessing if I just did anime, that upvote would be higher XP

    • MrFinalgamer

      man i love this show! so glad you’re making something about it =3

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtYNX3JWzjc

      • Gigus

        AGH!!!!!!!! Thank goodness I read that before I watched. I haven’t finished the series MFG?! You should have put a spoiler warning at least :(

        And yeah another fan :D High five?

        • MrFinalgamer

          …it’s a parody. since Bryan crangston acts like Walter, and Hal (malcom in the middle). people joked that in the end they would end up tying in with malcom…no spoilers mate

          • Gigus

            I’ll watch it later. Kinda busy working on the artwork. Once I take a break for too long, I’ll end up slacking off XP

            • MrFinalgamer

              nah, it’s okay. it’ll be funnier if you watch it after seeing all of the series anyway. good luck with finishing it!

              • Gigus

                Just so glad I have netflix lol.

            • KingNigma

              Mind you, the clip does have a scene from an episode you most likely haven’t seen yet. A pretty badass one I might add.

              • Gigus

                Thats why I’m not watching till I finish the series. What do you think of my “Mr. White” though?

                • KingNigma

                  Looks great. I am interested in seeing the original drawing just to see how far it came.

                  • Gigus

                    Wish I could but my shyness gets in the way. I can assure you once I feel confident enough in my skills, you guys will be seeing more of paper n’ pencil rather than digi art.

                  • Gigus

                    I’ll post it when I get home. Need to step out for bit and soak in the sun XD.

                  • Gigus

                    As you requested. I’m hiding it down here. Shyness ensues.

                    • KingNigma

                      Nice! The final product does look more like him.

                    • Gigus

                      Like I mentioned I’m still learning XD

    • shogunknight

      Yeah Mr.White!

      • Gigus

        Yup. This just a doodle. The real tee will happen a week from now.

    • Pekola

      Did you do this with a tablet or with Illustrator?

      • Gigus

        No tablet, or drawing pad, not illustrator. Did it old school, scanned it in and redraw it with inkscape. Its similar to illustrator but the huge difference is that its free :). The original drawing is a bit rough and I’m way to shy to show it off.

  • Six

    I asked this on Siliconera, but I just want to be sure, since I can’t seem to find the info anywhere.

    Does Soul Sacrifice Delta include the original game?

    • Pyrofrost

      This is definitely a question for 新阿修羅(ShinAsura). I would reply to one of his posts specifically and ask him, just to make sure he sees it.

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

      It doesn’t actually, what it does do though is use your save data from the original game to carry over into Delta

      • Six

        Thanks for the info. I was told otherwise on Siliconera.

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

          Np, well I don’t think anyone there but myself would import the game that I know of

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

          If you want the original game though I think it’s around $20 on Amazon, well it’s $29.99 there and $26.99 on the PSN store

      • Pyrofrost

        Yay!!!!!!!!! You saw it!

        I was worried and thought you’d miss the question, but I knew DD was your baby :p

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

          Yep it is ^ ^ I love the series

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

      Oh and just in case you’re considering the purchase the digital version is cheaper than the retail. I’m getting the Limited offering that comes with the anime and artbook

      https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/ja-jp/%E3%82%B2%E3%83%BC%E3%83%A0/%E3%82%BD%E3%82%A6%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BB%E3%82%B5%E3%82%AF%E3%83%AA%E3%83%95%E3%82%A1%E3%82%A4%E3%82%B9-%E3%83%87%E3%83%AB%E3%82%BF-%E6%97%A9%E6%9C%9F%E8%B3%BC%E5%85%A5%E7%89%B9%E5%85%B8%E4%BB%98%E3%81%8D/cid=JP9000-PCSC00049_00-SOULSACDELTAJP00?EMCID=jGM0000000-00283

      The Art of Magic book that comes with illustrations, an extra short story, 10-track soundtrack, and more.

      • Six

        I’m not nearly hardcore enough for that. :P

        I was asking because someone tweeted Yoshida about a potential localization, and he kinda sorta suggested it.

        I never played the original, and I was just curious if it was like a God Eater Burst or a Monster Hunter 4 whatevertheyarecalling it kind of thing.

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

          It’s pretty unique actually. You play as a sorcerer in the first game and you get these spells called offerings which have a limited use but can be recharged by sacrificing an enemy.

          It also has rituals, one of which is called Excalibur that spears an enemy but after you use it you’re bleeding consistently.

          If you like dark fantasy you’ll really like the game

        • MrFinalgamer

          oh you’ll definitely like it. i haven’t played any other hunting game, but oh boy is this one good. it’s really fast in comparison to those games. hell there’s a demo if you’re interested =P

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

            The demo is pretty weak compared to how great the game is

            • MrFinalgamer

              but the Cerberus fight was epic (and quite hard the first time)

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

    Anyone else import Soul Sacrifice Delta? mine should be here on Monday thanks to a good friend

    • Elvick

      Hoping/waiting for localization. Looking forward to hearing your impressions though. Did you play the original?

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

        Yeah I platinumed the original

        Sure I’ll post some impressions next week

        We’ll probably get it, the first one did really well I’d say in the west, not sure about EU though

        The main reason I imported it was for the anime and artbook

        • Elvick

          Yeah, I have no hope for those things to make it over. ):

          But I have some hope for the game itself. I platinum’d it as well. I hear they changed the way the rankings worked in a patch that makes it harder now. So I’m glad I got it done before that. :p Fun 80+ hours.

          Still have some pacts left… D:

    • Ghost Doge

      Same as Elvick. As tempting as it is, I actually really loved the story in SS so I’d rather not miss out on any of that, what with my extremely limited understanding of Japanese and such :D

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

        Yeah I really enjoyed the story as well, I didn’t get both endings though. not even sure which ending I got tbh

        • Ghost Doge

          The two endings were really cool IMO, and I’d elaborate but I’d rather not spoil it for you or anyone else who has yet to play the game. All I’m gonna say is I love it when you get endings where you choose between something that sucks and something that sucks just as much, leaving no easy solution.

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

      NIce ^ ^ how’s Surge? I’ve been hearing mixed things about it

      • Pyrofrost

        I don’t know yet because it arrived in just 7 days and I wasn’t expecting it.

        I actually purposely chose the slow shipping because I knew I would be involved in a game, then BAM…it arrives early xD

        I will be able to tell you soon though, mate! Not to worry ^_^

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

          Ok cool, well I knew you were looking forward to Isshin so no hurry ^ ^

          • Pyrofrost

            hehe, you got that right ;)
            <3 Kiryu desu~

    • MrFinalgamer

      nice that’s Yakuza and…what exactly?

      • Pyrofrost

        Ar no Surge (sequel to Ciel no Surge and distant prequel to Ar Tonelico)

        • MrFinalgamer

          ah, yet another series i’ve heard of for quite a while, but never bothered starting…i need to stop doing that XD
          what is this series about???

          • Pyrofrost

            Haha, it’s kinda hard to explain and would require a shitload of typing.

            It would honestly be easier if you just looked over the Wikis:

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ar_tonelico

            • MrFinalgamer

              ok! thanks for that ^^

              • Pyrofrost

                Not a problem it’s definitely a fucking awesome series (though AT3 left MUCH to be desired).

                Ar Tonelico 1 and 2 are amazing, and Ar Tonelico 3 was just meh; but all in all, it’s a very worthy series to be played. I would recommend it to anyone.

    • Gigus

      Wish I had a ps4 *sigh*

      • Pyrofrost

        Haha, I am still without a PS4 myself :p

        • Gigus

          Donate to my cause Pyrofrost! Help me get a ps4.

          • Pyrofrost

            What about my cause :o

            I’m without a PS4 as well! (though money has nothing to do with the reason).

            • Gigus

              Well donate to a poor freelancer artist XD. I needz foodz XP

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

                  “Spare some games?”

                  • Gigus

                    *edit*
                    Thought that message was for me. My bad XD.
                    Mmm…. not really having a trouble with getting games. PS4 yes, Food some what. Just trying to earn alittle extra. Not forcing you guys to buy my tees anyways.

                    An upvote and some appreciation is more than welcomed. Everything else is just gravy :)

                • Gigus

                  Not that poor lol.

    • Elvick

      Noice.

      • Pyrofrost

        Sankyuu~

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Nice. ^^

      • Pyrofrost

        Thank you, BROTHER! ^_^

  • DamageCity

    Going to the Dengeki event tomorrow but I’m not sure if there is anything that will catch my eye. Hopefully there will be some swag.

  • Pyrofrost
    • MrFinalgamer

      dat fucking bass <3

    • Ghost Doge

      This reminds me that I really need to find my Lunar Legend cartridge and replay the hell out of that game. And while I’m at it, I might as well try the Lunar game on PSP since I bought it forever ago and never even started it <.<

  • Six

    Someone recommend me a light-hearted anime. If it isn’t Haruhi, Nichijou or Azumanga Daioh, I haven’t seen it.

    • Pyrofrost

      You looking for something like a comedic harem or what; narrow it down to some genres bro.

      • Six

        Anime is confusing.

        I’m not really big on harem stuff. I’m all for romcoms, but stuff like To Love Ru doesn’t appeal to me.

        • KingNigma

          Sakurasou No Pet Na Kanojo maybe. I haven’t finished it yet but I’m enjoying it. Funny too.

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

            That’s a good one, had a great ending too

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

          Golden Time, it’s a romcom

        • Pyrofrost

          The only thing that comes to mind immediately is

          Haganai (which I don’t really consider a harem personally, but more of a really funny romatic comedy)

          My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (this was a romatic comedy that was also funny as hell)

          Lots of comedic moments in both, if you are looking for something lighthearted, fun, and doesn’t take itself too seriously.

          • Elvick

            God I love My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU.

            LOVE

    • shogunknight
    • MrFinalgamer

      Excel Saga man! that thing has me rolling so many times

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

      You should watch Golden Time

      • Elvick

        That’s in my Crunchyroll queue…

        This will push me to start watching it. :p

      • blank059

        Half the time it isn’t light hearted.

    • Pekola

      You should watch Narutaru.

    • 9li8

      Hidamari Sketch

    • Budgiecat

      Hurricane Polymar

    • Arcana Gear

      hanasaku no iroha

    • blank059

      Lucky Star

    • PrinceHeir

      Inifintie Stratos, Freezing, Ichiban ushiro no daimaou ^^

  • Pyrofrost
    • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

      Growing up on a Genesis, I generally prefer how that console sounds over the SNES, but damn if Atlus didn’t put that sound hardware to great use. Songs like this are very much a product of their time in terms of instrumentation and whatnot beyond just usual technical limits, but there’s definitely a certain brilliance to this sort of craft that you don’t get a whole lot of in games these days since they’ve transitioned away from MIDI. Creativity being enhanced by limitations and all that.

      • Pyrofrost

        Oh yeah, Atlus definitely has, and has had some real geniuses when it comes to composers. Some of the very best in the business in my opinion.

        They remixed this one in particular for Shin Megami Tensei III (Nocturne / Lucifer’s Call) as well. It’s the battle theme when you run around in the Amala Network:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-NbsUNCnck

        • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

          Yeah, I was aware of the musical heritage of that song, for lack of a better word. I’ve been slowly subtitling a documentary Atlus put out about Nocturne’s development and they discuss at great length how all the other games including the spin-offs influenced how that game turned out to be, including in its music. Shoji Meguro shows up for a spell and it’s really interesting to see him at work in those days. Just a corner office with an electric guitar and a MIDI keyboard, working away bit by bit.

          But yeah, I’m certainly not one to disagree with Atlus having a knack for good composers. Even if not everything they put out is perfect, you can almost certainly count on the soundtracks being pretty stellar and that’s sometimes enough of a victory.

  • Six
  • Six
    • Gigus

      Me want vita version nao!

      • PrinceHeir

        Vita/PS4 confirmed already :P

        • Gigus

          Ugh…. so? Guess you didn’t understand my statement by when I said I want it “nao” XD. I already knew it was gonna happen. Don’t know how you can miss my statement by wanting it now.

          • PrinceHeir

            Why you being grumpy though?

            • Gigus

              Im not XD. If I was I wouldn’t be replying to you lol

    • Elvick

      I’m ready.

    • shogunknight

      Games like this always gives me some sort of weird spooky/horror/thrill vibe. Same goes for that superbrothers swords and something game. Really cool, i await its day of release….i wonder when we will see more of transistor

  • Guest

    Ya know, since Atlus was kind enough to remake Soul Hackers on 3DS, I really hope this one is planned in the future as well <3

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

    • Budgiecat
      • shogunknight

        That looks like range muratas art style

      • Sevyne

        Am I a horrible person for ignoring the game title and just thinking “Underboob: The Game”?

        • Budgiecat

          Its actually Power Instinct 4

          They just gave it the weird title Groove on Fight for no reason.

          I have it too. Tried to play it today but my stupid Sega ST-Key cartridge (to play imports) is so tempermental, plus this game requires the 4mb cartridge so while I have that as well, its tricky swapping them out once the game is booted up from the Saturn load screen…

          I really need to get the 3 in one cartridge (import loader, 8mb memory and RAM cartridge all in one)

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      I really don’t think it is.

      • Pyrofrost

        Everyone already knows what you think.

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

          Good.

          • Pyrofrost

            While your at it, why don’t you troll Budgiecat’s post too. Taking the time to do mine and not do his as well is kinda fucking pointless. Especially since what he posted has even less of a chance.

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

              I am trolling nothing, don’t be an idiot.

              • Pyrofrost

                Are you intentionally trying to antagonize me?

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

                  No? Are you intentionally implying something you know to be false about me, after I have stated it multiple times? Yes? Oh well ok.

                  • Gigus

                    Again, not everyone needs to know the bad side of things. You’ll just piss people off. You are not obligated to do this. I’m well aware he should have just ignored you but you’re not helping.

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

                      I am entitled to an opinion. *shrug*

                    • Gigus

                      But you’re not entitled to annoy people. Regardless if you get banned for this and you come back with a new username, it just proves that you are trolling and wasting time not doing anything productive.

                      I really don’t know what your goal is but it needs to stop. Nao shut the fuk up and actually try be friendly XD. I really am trying to be nice to you for the sake of this community but I think I found out there is no point in doing so due to the fact you have no intention of getting along with the gematsu community.

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

                      I won’t be banned. As I have done nothing wrong. I simply stated my opinion.

                      My goal is nothing, just sharing my rights of free speech. And I don’t see how I am not being friendly by simply letting my opinion be known. You don’t have to try to do anything. If you don’t like me then treat me however you like, but don’t expect me to be friendly back.

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      just try to be less pessimistic all the damn time. i know what you mean with the whole “it’s not happening” thing. but really, this community consists mostly on JRPG fans. it’s a near necessity to always keep hope up since most of the time we never get the shit that’s released in the East.

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

                      It is just not that simple. I have told you (the community) time and time again, I have depression. It isn’t as if I can just say “go away depression, and let me live a more happy, and hopeful life.” It just doesn’t work like that. Depression is a serious mental condition, just like my multiple personality disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder.

                    • Budgiecat

                      We know. We love ya pal

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

                      A lot of you don’t. Besides if it were true you wouldn’t ask me to change myself in a way that I cannot.

                    • Budgiecat

                      We’re just happier talking to the “Minoru” personality of your Shinobu Sensui character, and less of your “Kazuya” personality…

                      http://yuyuhakusho.wikia.com/wiki/Shinobu_Sensui

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

                      I don’t really control which is current.

                    • Budgiecat

                      I didn’t say you did…

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      i know that mate. i know plenty of people with depression (IRL & on the interwebs), they’re still not always pessimistic about every damn thing they tell them to be hopeful for. it’s fine to voice your opinion, in fact it’s great! i’m just saying you come off as a douche sometimes with your comments…

                  • MrFinalgamer
                  • Pyrofrost

                    All right, ya know what. These episodes you pull here time and time again are really getting old; and you’re really about to piss me off. So find someone else to start your little escapade with this time.

                    If you follow up with me further concerning this, I will report you for harassment. Do not respond to me, this conversation is finished.

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

                      Whatever you say bro. *shrug* Report me all you like. It will change nothing.

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      I just read the post below and I remember from the previous ones I’ve read.

                      “Depression is a serious mental condition, just like my multiple personality disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder.”

                      I can relate, I understand how this is. I have ocd like tendencies, they annoy me often. I also struggle with depression myself. I don’t have multiple personality disorder, but, my mom is bipolar and I’ve seen the highs and low of mania. It’s like the person has multiple personalities.

                      We don’t have the same life or anything, I’m not trying to say that here, I just wanted to say I can relate with it all. I understand to an extent, and, you aren’t alone with these struggles. ^^

                      What I would like to ask. If you just annoy folks when you respond to a post they make, please, just ignore them and not reply to them.

                      It’s the same thing as trying to help me prevent a flame war. I’m trying to keep things friendly here. I’d appreciate it if you could work with me on that. =)

                      I can only make things better with your help, with the entire communities help.

                      I hope this post makes some sense. It’s not meant to be upsetting or anything of the sorts. Please, don’t take it that way.

                      Thanks for understanding. – Zero

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

                      My intentions are never to annoy. I am simply stating my opinion. Unless that is something we can no longer do here I don’t see why I should have to change anything. If they don’t like my opinion they can simply ignore it. It isn’t as if I am putting down anybody or anything. I am sorry to hear about you and your family’s issues. Though I doubt any can understand how my life is without being me. I am just saying.

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      I understand. I’m not forcing you or telling you to do anything. I was just suggesting, possibly taking a look at it from another perspective.

                      It’s like I said, I want to keep things friendly between everyone to the best of my ability.

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      I just got done reading these comments. I hope we can all just get along. I’m sorry for the frustration.

                • Gigus

                  Pyro, just walk away from this. There no point and going on lol. We already know the outcome from the last post XD. So like you said just ignore it.

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

          Believing gets you nothing, just like hoping.

          • MrFinalgamer

            stop being so pessimistic…

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

              Can’t.

            • Pyrofrost

              He is the resident of our community that likes to tell everyone that they will never get what they want.
              Just ignore him

            • Gigus

              Don’t bother I tried already. *refers to persona q 3dsxl post* XD

        • Sevyne

          If I wanted to follow in Parappa’s footsteps, I’d steal $100 from you and tell you to drop dead!

  • Budgiecat
  • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

    So I’m just going to post this as a separate thread since my introductory one has become a delightful mess of comments already. Anyway, one of the things I like to do on the side when I’m not working as translator is I like to play through Japanese games and do some general documentation and recording for English audiences. Sometimes it’s in the form of a video stream, sometimes it’s just writing up an article or opinion piece in my blog; the point is that I just like to help circulate more information about unlocalized games in general so information about them is easier to find if you don’t speak Japanese and doubly so in cases where the games in question are obscure even in Japan. In my mind, as a translator, I feel information should be freely available in as many languages as possible and not bound to any one place. Even if the demand for something is small, expanding that audience, be it for actual researchers or just people with a casual interest, is something very much so worth doing to me.

    So I ask you, Gematsu: what Japanese-only games do you wish you could at least read or watch more about? I can’t commit to anything since I do all of this in my free time, but I like to put out my feelers from time to time and see what sorts of games people are interested in knowing about. Anything on any platform is fair game for suggestions; I have the means to record and/or play at least pretty much everything, so no suggestion is really too crazy. I have a list internally of stuff I’d like to cover when I have time, but I know the audience for that sort of thing extends way beyond that, so I’m just interested in what people have to say. ;D

    Attached as your reward is a free life tip from your favorite kacho and mine, Shinya Arino~

    • Budgiecat
      • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

        Now that’s a first answer if I’ve ever heard one!

        • Budgiecat

          Now you must commit to it.

          Or I will track you down

          I will track you down to Chinatown…

          • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

            Ahaha, I’ve been shifting focus to collecting Atlus’ PS2 output in Japan now that I’m mostly done with their localized affair, so it’s definitely going on the to-do list one way or the other~

    • Elvick

      Hmm…

      Time Travelers, since I have no faith in Level-5.

      • http://freelansations.tumblr.com/ Thomas James

        Time Travelers is something I’ve definitely wanted to do, especially since its lack of sales in Japan all but ensures it’ll stay a Japanese-only game. I’ve been meaning to pick it up for a while now. Might touch that soonish since I’m still kind of fiending for something with a lot of plot after beating Super Dangan Ronpa 2.

  • Six
    • MrFinalgamer

      damn, about time someone did something like this with war! seriously.
      love the artstyle though. i’ll definitely have to look more into this game.

      • Six

        The full reveal will be at GDC, which starts Monday.

        If these guys pull this off it’s going to make these modern military shooter power fantasies look really awkward.

        • MrFinalgamer

          i’ve heard Spec-Ops:The Line does similar stuff, sadly not a lot of people played it (myself included =/)

          • Budgiecat

            kinda but not really. Most of the stuff happened like after and you were still the soldier; just not ‘super good guy’ more like in the grey area…

            • Gigus

              Morbidly grey area……

          • Elvick

            You’d have to finish it to get it… but it’s pretty awesome IMO. I jawdropped. :p

          • Gigus

            Its worth it. Even though it is kinda hard to get nathan drake out of your mind due to Nolan being the voice of the front man. I’m half way finished with it and everything is turning into a huge arse FUBAR every turn you make.

            • Budgiecat

              Yeah I’m not sure whether that’s Nolan North’s fault for ‘phoning it in’, or the director’s fault for telling him to ‘use that Nathan Drake voice’.

              Same goes for Troy Baker in FF XIII

              Because both have shown they have excellent vocal range if they try….

              • MrFinalgamer

                every time i hear Troy Baker i just think of Kanji or Valvatorez (since i liked those 2 unlike Snow…)

                • Budgiecat

                  And now you will think of Delsin Rowe

                • Gigus

                  He’s Kanji?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Ok definitely fooled me big time.

                  • MrFinalgamer

                    he’s also Vincent in Catherine, and Catherine is voiced by Laura bailey (Rise)…let your imagination run wild my friend.
                    oh and Troy also voices Eikichi in P2 IS =D

              • Gigus

                I think its the director’s fault XD. He fooled me with the penguin.

                • Budgiecat

                  And troy had a good Joker and Joel..

                  • Gigus

                    He did an awesome joker. I like the monologue he sample for the killing joke.

        • Budgiecat

          I thought they did a pretty good job at depicting war albeit a small mission in Beyond Two Souls..

          Homefront was just silly

          • Elvick

            I enjoyed that section of the game, though it wasn’t as fun to play and felt too long to me. Story wise it was nice though.

        • Gigus

          I kinda doubt it’ll have huge impact on the FPS military fanbase but it will on those who are willing to play this game in its entirety.

          Plus, I don’t think the devs’ goal isn’t to take away the fun from people who enjoy military shooters. They’re just games anyways and not everything has to be serious all the time. I’m pretty sure those people are aware that “War” is not fun.

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

    I wonder what playing Soul Sacrifice Delta on the Vita TV will be like, God Eater 2 works out well

    • Budgiecat

      I wonder if we’ll even get Vita TV..

      • shogunknight

        Yup, what the cat just said

      • MrFinalgamer

        i extremely doubt it. even though that product was almost made to appease all those people that say “why play vita games on my house when i can play on the tv?”. if we ever see it, it’ll be in 2015, maybe fall 2014.

        • Budgiecat

          To me it was more like appeasing to “why buy the PS3 version when I can get the Vita version and play on the go and on my TV whenever I want” as well as “why, me a Japanese developer that doesn’t want to make a AAA console game for a shrinking Japanese console market, can now develop for the Vita and market it to Japanese people that they can also play on a TV like a console”

          Both of which doesnt seem to fit Westerners as much…

    • MrFinalgamer

      there’s footage of the game from TGS (off-screen mind you). the closest you’ll get in a while…

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USdOkT5s9L4

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

        Oh I have one was just wondering cause the dual shock 3 works well for GE2 not sure about SSD yet

        • MrFinalgamer

          well if you’re REALLY impatient. doesn’t vanilla SS work with the vita tv?

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

            Nah not impatient and ya

  • bloodiOS

    Hmm~~hmm~~customization for my female avatar in DS2 takes about 15 minutes because I’m loving the heck out of one of the stock faces. Hohoho~~ fuck playing as a swordsman, I’m now fucking sorceress! The new riposte execution is shit on stick -__-

    • Gigus

      XD

    • MrFinalgamer

      is magic still as hilariously broken like in Demon’s Souls?

      • bloodiOS

        I don’t know, but I’m ripping new holes into the enemies with Soul Arrows so xD

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

        My friend that’s heavy into casting says he still needs to melee at times

    • shogunknight

      It seems like mages are the hot stuff on dark souls 2. Im waiting on the pc release, ill use that opportunity to see how good all classes are. But right now im 80% duelist (or is it the dual bladesman?). I llike my character agile and swift :)

  • Ghost Doge

    I am….. Mega Streak….. >.>….. <.<…..

    http://i.imgur.com/TD1b0iA.jpg

    • MrFinalgamer
    • shogunknight

      I am “Metal Sword”, arent swords generally metal? >.>

      • Ghost Doge

        Some training swords are made of wood/rubber :P

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

          And kendo blades are bamboo.

    • Pyrofrost
    • Budgiecat

      You are….. Meryl Streep?….. >.>….. <.<…..

      http://i58.tinypic.com/2w3ue6f_th.jpg

    • Gigus

      Mr. Hammer

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Mega Streak… make sense for you. I am Super Guard(ian).

    • Sevyne

      Hawk Hammer! I’m an 80’s professional wrestler…or a porn star.

      • Gigus

        Sorry, Porn star stud name taken already ;P a.k.a “Mr. Hammer” XD.

      • Ghost Doge

        Dude, now that I’m finally awake and sober, I recognize your avatar and fucking love you! And hate you for making me think about the series. But then I remember why I love the series and I forget to hate you. LET ME BRUSH YOUR TEETH 8D

        • Sevyne

          lol…You are only NOW noticing this?!

          • Ghost Doge

            Yep! Never looked closer until this morning when my cursor hovered over your profile picture and it zoomed in a little! I rarely look at avatars in detail though (unless boobs) :D

            • Sevyne

              “unless boobs”

              Amen to that!

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

      Night Hornet?

      I can live with that, I guess, lol.

      • Gigus

        You must be related to the green hornet then XD Lame joke I know.

    • DarkLegacy

      Green Heart o_O

    • Elvick

      Thunder America/Other country

      Terrible

      • Sevyne

        You really got the short end of the stick on this one!

        • Elvick

          I know… *cries*

    • new_tradition

      I am Hawk Warrior.

      …Guess I’m the PC version of Hawk Girl?

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I can’t believe it. I’m actually Captain America. Im serious… so random lol. I guess I should be happy? At least I have a cool shield, yeah?

      • Ghost Doge

        One of my military buddies is named Chris Evans. His nickname is Captain America :D

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          lol xD

  • Ghost Doge
    • 9li8

      Lame.

      • Ghost Doge
      • MrFinalgamer

        rule #1 of gematsu. don’t fuck with the jokes of the dog

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

          The dog would need jokes first for that to happen :p

          • Ghost Doge

            If you want jokes, go look in the mirror! <3

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

              I can’t! You broke it last time you came over ;w;

              I told you not to look at it, but nooooooooooo… You just wouldn’t listen :/

              • Ghost Doge

                Hey man, can you blame me? When I looked at the mirror, I saw something so sexy looking back at me that I simply couldn’t control my urges and tried to hump it!

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

                  You really must not be able to control your urges if seeing yourself is all it takes to get you excited :p

  • SOforever

    People who do fan translations should get acknowledged by the gamming industry. Especially all the rpgs that never come stateside :( Capcom :) at all these fan made Mega Man games. Yes I’m excited for mighty no. 9
    had an interesting conversation on that SUBJECT with another youtuber. It would be TOO MUCH to copy & paste

    • Budgiecat

      publishers have too much annoying stubborn greedy egos to acknowledge them…

      • SOforever

        Yep

  • SOforever

    The Wait for KH 2.5 HD remix is driving me NUTS. I couldn’t finish the due to PSP analog stick :( I don’t want to know anything so please “shh”. Thank goodness for dissidia FF you didn’t have to use it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYlOC0TRGr0

    • MrFinalgamer

      BBS plays great even without the second analog stick >_> granted it would be an great to have in some of the last bosses, and in some occasions when the camera goes a bit haywire, but it’s great nonetheless

    • blank059

      Can’t wait for it! I recently played the first one and RE: Chain of Memories for the first time, both were really great games. Although I might just pick up KH2 on PS2 and BBS for PSP if 2.5 doesn’t come by this year.

      • Anime10121

        Dont do it… I promise you 2.5’ll be worth the wait even if you have to wait til next year… I’ve played both the original and the Final Mix’s and the Final Mix’s (especially for KH2) are SO much better!

        • Ghost Doge

          In that case, DEFINITELY get KH2 and BBS for PS2 and PSP respectively. That way, they can compare the experiences personally and have a much better understanding of why the Final Mix is better :P

          • Anime10121

            That might work (its what I did :P) but then some people dont like to replay games they already beat, even if there is additional content…

            • Ghost Doge

              While that’s generally true, personally I’d replay games I like without the new content as motivation, and I’d replay the hell out of games I love. The only reason I’ve yet to finish KH HD is because I get too damn distracted >.>

              Suppose it all depends on Blank. If he/she likes replaying games, get the old versions to kill time until the HD ones are released. If they don’t like replaying, might as well wait.

              The third option would be to wait, play the Final Mix versions, and if they leave a good impression, hunt down the old ones for perspective!

              • Anime10121

                I’ve replayed the games in the KH series so many times I’ve lost count :P

                But yeah, I’d go for the third option, but honestly, after beating the final mix’s, the original KH2 would be so easy it wouldnt even be worth it :P

                BBS on the other hand’s changes arent THAT drastic, as it only has added bosses and a secret episode that leads nowhere considering they put its “concept” on hold…

      • SOforever

        It’s coming this year SE already confirmed it. I predict Fall release. SE “RARELY” has game releases in the summer

  • Pyrofrost
    • SOforever

      One of few animes to ever make me cry :(

  • SOforever

    I’m SERIOUS :) :) not joking here at here at all
    PS: how I haven’t gone mentally insane while waiting for this game I don’t really know (laughs) it’s a mystery. “NOTHING” will stop me from playing Tetsuya Nomura’s masterpiece :) After I finish the game my PS4 up for sale. With last gen systems first run having issues I just don’t trust 1st gen models anymore

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTGsbd_JmO0

  • Budgiecat
    • MrFinalgamer
      • Pyrofrost
      • Pyrofrost

        Also Kaneko > Soejima

        I love Persona, and I am proud of the evolution it has made over the years.

        Transforming from an experimental SMT spinoff, that Atlus had no idea what they wanted to do with.
        To becoming its own independent franchise, and one of the very best JRPG names in the industry.

        But I really prefer Kaneko’s character designs over Soejima’s and Doi’s

    • DesmaX

      My favorite theme on Catherine’s Jukebox

  • SOforever

    Sal will be happy to send video attachment once Vesperia team finishes translation so U can do an article for it. I wouldn’t post the video because I don’t want you or anyone else to get in trouble

    I have followed teams FAQ so far
    A PS3 that has not been updated beyond firmware version 3.55
    A retail copy of Tales of Vesperia for the PS3.
    A USB drive with at least 128 MB of free space. It will not require any sort of “jailbreak” usb device.

    We cannot guarantee that the patch will work on any firmware version later than 3.55. (that’s why I “worry” for everybody else) We also suggest that you avoid trying any sort of “CFW” in the meantime; instructions will be posted when the patch is released.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rq3FmU-IME
    Main reason I got a PS3 slim was to play SO: the last hope bought game on launch day February 9, 2010 but not having an HDTV at the time and me being near-sighted that I am the print was too “tiny” for me to see. We have one now it’s one of my games to finish for 2014

  • SOforever

    since whole “content id” thing started posting on youtube isn’t that much fun anymore

    • Sevyne

      Speaking of youtube; Instead of constantly bugging me if I want to use my real name, it is now just force using my real name. I have to actively switch it back every single time I go back to youtube. Not only is that really annoying, but for some reason my subscriptions are also gone until I switch it. Maybe it’s a problem on my end, but none of this would have been an issue if google didn’t add all of it’s bullshit in the first place.

      • Nightcore34

        That’s not a problem on your end, I have the same problem now I have 2 accounts one my youtube one and one with my real name, the real name one has nothing on it.

        • Sevyne

          Well at least now I know it’s not just me.

  • SOforever

    wanted to share this

    PSX Extreme has a “VERY interesting” wii u poll (results in 2-3 days)
    What will become of the Wii U?
    It’ll come back, you’ll see!
    Nintendo will come up with a new system.
    Nintendo will stop making consoles.
    Time to go third-party!
    I mean sure sales will pick up when Mario Kart 8, new Super Smash Bros, Bayonetta 2, etc come out but Nintendo needs MORE. The new Zelda won’t be out anytime soon (yes I know info for it is coming at E3 2014) June 10-12

    • blank059

      Nintendo probably won’t release a new console until at least late 2016. I think by the end of its life it will reach around 20-30 million.

  • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

    Can someone list me the worst games that received scores below 5.0 by critics? I want to very play these games. For PS3.

    • 9li8

      God Hand.

      IGN gave it a 2 if I remember correctly.

      • Sevyne

        That’s IGN for ya. They were the only ones to give it that low of a score. Oh, and a 3 is what they gave it.

        • 9li8

          And I believe the reason for that score was “This game is too hard”.

          • Pyrofrost

            That was pretty much the reason they game Cross Edge such a low score. Which is pretty much the only good CH/IF JRPG to date (though I’m hoping Fairy Fencer F will change that).

      • HighBrowDrifter

        The Dark/Demons Souls of brawlers…
        Punishing if you’re careless
        Rewarding if you’re careful.
        + Highly underrated!

    • DesmaX

      Magus

    • blank059

      Are you looking for games that were rated low by critics but were actually good? One game is Nier, gamespot gave it a 5.

  • Pyrofrost
    • KingNigma

      *Wipes tear*

      Should I even watch the 2003 version if I’ve seen the 2006 one? The animation alone made me just watch the newer version instead,

      • Pyrofrost

        Nah, the 2006 version is the definitive version. Not only does it have better animation; but an overall more well developed story, and it covers more. If for any reason, the only reason you would need to see the original, is if you fanatically wanted to watch them all.

  • Arcana Gear

    To Ar tonelico fans, lets socialize, how about posting 2-3 of your favorite hymns?

    Mine is chronicle key

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1GtMiKXE_E

    Harmonics eolia (first game opening)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7UUQdITN2U

    And Arphage

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFdRhJpUKt0

  • http://twitter.com/M_Demolish Demolish

    the best
    Atelier (series) is escha & logy,Really I’m gonna get platinum trophy.”

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari
  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    Looks like I’m getting my copy of Soul Sacrifice Delta limited offering today

    • PrinceHeir

      GODLY ART O____O

    • PrinceHeir

      Btw what kind of bonuses are these?

      How did you get them?

  • Budgiecat

    Hey tetsuya, tanimura from Y4 isn’t in Yakuza Ishin is he?

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

      No idea. Probably not though. He wasn’t that interesting anyway, lol. He was based off a real celebrity, but we never see him again :p

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

          PROFOUND SADNESS

          • Budgiecat

            btw, you probably already knew, but just in case: that Khhsubs guy is subbing Yakuza 5 on Dailymotion he’s up to chapter 14 so far….

            http://www.khhsubs.com/projectsrgg5.html

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

              Nope, I didn’t know. Why would I care if he’s subbing it? I already played through it and beat it.

              • Budgiecat

                I dunno? Just throwing it out there in case you didn’t understand the story completely (dont know your level of Japanese). Cool that he’s doing it and all…

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

                  I don’t particularly care for stories in my games as it is, subbed or not. I guess it’s cool that he’s doing it, sure, but I couldn’t care less. There are plenty of games being subbed and whatnot that I don’t care about.

                  • Budgiecat

                    Oh well. Yakuza story is very important part of the gameplay for me and others. Didn’t know you didn’t care sorry

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

                      Good for you .-.

                  • Kobracon

                    Really you didn’t care? Thats too bad….the Yakuza stories are pretty cool…

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

                      Eh, I stick with them for the gameplay, not the story. That’s how I am with most games. It really takes something heavy for me to care about the story.

                    • Kobracon

                      Hmm….you definition ‘heavy’ must be alot ‘heavier’ than mine coz I always found the Yakuza stories to be really big and dramatic and most times very emotional.

        • Pyrofrost

          You really need to put a single tear drop in that photo

  • Tac-Mex

    You know, it’s sad when the only game you are looking forward to for PS
    Vita is just a port from a game that was released over 10 years ago.

    Where is Type 0 HD?

    Where is Dissidia for Vita?

    Where is Kingdom Hearts for Vita?

    Where is GTA: San Andreas Stories for Vita?

    Where is Bioshock Infinite for Vita?

    Where is Gran Turismo and MH Vita?

    • Budgiecat

      Hey theres J-Stars Victory VS for Vita coming out if you dont want the PS3 version.

      Although I’d prefer Dissidia sequel for console because I know they wouldn’t do infrastructure wi-fi once again…

      Type 0 HD for both PS3 & Vita would be cool but at the least, we are getting a fan sub….

      • Tac-Mex

        Vita is a console with a lot of potential, unfortunately it’s a console used primarily for ports and niche japanese games.

        • Budgiecat

          The PSP was like that too in its first 2 years of inception….

          • Tac-Mex

            Let’s hope they announce some new games for Vita at this E3 and not only ports.

            • Budgiecat

              The further we get into the PS4 cycle, the less ports we’ll see. There’s already the Digimon Cyber Sleuth game coming up which is not a port and looks quite impressive graphically as well as Freedom Wars…

          • Anime10121

            But it also had big games ANNOUNCED to be coming… Crisis Core was announced alongside the PSP, and MGS: PO and GTA not long after. Vita has none of that going for it. The big 3rd party game it had going for it…well if it wasnt dead before, now that its studio is gone, its definitely dead now (exclusive Bioshock)

            • Budgiecat

              CC didnt come out until 4 years after the PSP initial release though

              • Anime10121

                But it was still announced though and known to be coming. Vita hasnt had that yet. It hasnt had the backing from any BIG 3rd party, even by way of announcement.

                • Budgiecat

                  what year was it announced

                  • Anime10121

                    Technically, Crisis Core was announced in 2004 before the PSP was even released, but it was announced to be FOR the PSP the year the system came out.

                    • Budgiecat

                      okay fine so in contrast…….Soul Sacrifice and Uncharted

                    • Anime10121

                      Uncharted’s first party and Soul Sacrifice is also an IP owned by Sony. I’m talking big exclusive games by THIRD party publishers (meaning anyone besides Sony). Thats almost saying the Wii U has support just because they are putting out product for it. Admittedly, at least the Vita has ports of third party software (the Wii U cant really even say that)…

            • Elvick

              Please tell me the GTA level western exclusive coming to 3DS.

              Handhelds just aren’t on big western developers’ radar anymore.

              And Vita gets and has gotten more western support than 3DS. AC3: Liberation and CoD (even if crap) are bigger than any western thing on 3DS.

              Plus Minecraft.

              • Anime10121

                Never said I was only including western exclusives, I’m talking eastern ones too!

              • Budgiecat

                they never were

    • Six

      You really don’t like the Vita, do you? Just because it’s the only game YOU are looking forward to doesn’t make it true for everyone else.

      • TheExile285

        Must not since he makes this complaint EVERY OT :/

        • Six

          The Vita does seem to have that effect on certain people.

          It’s the same on NeoGAF. There are people who can’t go 10 minutes without screaming that the thing is fucked.

        • Tac-Mex

          I am just saying that we need more AAA exclusive games and not ports, yeah, i know there are some niche japanese games coming but Vita needs more variety.

          • Six

            What about the 3DS? Where are all of these games I keep hearing about?

            • Pyrofrost

              Personally, on 3DS I own 12, and I have 0 preordered.
              (More would be here if it were region free)

              On Vita, I also own 12, and I have 5 preordered.

              (it would be six preordered, but I’m waiting on Ao no Kiseki to open)

              • Six

                All I want is Senran Kagura 2.

                The 3DS is a nifty machine, but I just can’t accept that it’s better so much better than the Vita.

                Yeah, it sells more, but that doesn’t mean anything when it comes to games.

                • Pyrofrost

                  That’s what it’s all about, the games.

                  • Six

                    Unless you are a fanboy with an agenda. :P

                    • Pyrofrost

                      But clearly those wouldn’t be gamers ;)

                      A console is just a tool; a tool I use to enjoy what’s actually more important, the games.

                • Anime10121

                  3DS HAD a good couple first years, but honestly, on the “big” games front, its deader than Vita currently is, barring Persona Q and Bravely Second…

                  • Six

                    I keep forgetting about Persona Q. :/

                    On one hand, Persona is the only JRPG series that really gets me excited anymore, and on the other, I don’t like Etrian Odyssey.

                    • Anime10121

                      I’m no Etrian Odyssey fan either, but yeah, its pretty much the only “big” 3DS game I see coming announced besides Bravely…

                    • Six

                      I feel like the 3DS is just missing something in comparison to the original DS.

                      What could it be…

                      Oh, wait. I know.

                      http://firsthour.net/screenshots/the-world-ends-with-you/the-world-ends-with-you-group.jpg

                    • Anime10121

                      Access denied (but I read the link)

                      A TWEWY sequel would be PERFECT! I’d love Square forever if they did that, but honestly, the way the company is now, it’d come to mobile far sooner than it’d ever touch a dedicated handheld :(

                    • Six

                      The day that TWEWY comes to iOS as a F2P game with microtransactions is the day I start actively rooting for the company to fail.

                      The port of the original to iOS was fantastic, and I’d have no issue with a sequel in the same fashion.

                      But I feel like hoping even for that is too much for SE these days.

                    • Anime10121

                      “The day that TWEWY comes to iOS as a F2P game with microtransactions is
                      the day I start actively rooting for the company to fail.”

                      You must have missed this lovely thing then :P http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121101195749/twewy/images/e/ee/Twewyliveremixlogo.jpg The social GREE World Ends With You game brought to you by SE XD

                      But yeah the port of the original to iOS was well done, though it was lacking in response time on my iPhone 4S (probably due to my thumb taking up too much of the screen) , it played MUCH better on the iPad, and it would be the game to force me to finally get a tablet (I just hope it wouldnt be exclusive to Apple again, as I promised myself after the iPhone, I was done with Apple).

                  • Budgiecat

                    I just hope DQ VII gets localized one day…I care about that way more than Persona @ or Bravely Series

                    • Anime10121

                      I know I’ll probably get shit for this… but I’ve never been a huge DQ fan. I liked VIII, but couldnt get into any of the rest…

                    • Budgiecat

                      thats fine. DQ VIII was the best one imo but DQ VII looks really cool

        • Pyrofrost

          It really fucking gets old, doesn’t it :/

      • Tac-Mex

        I like it but their games are pretty underwhelming if you compare it to 3DS

        • Six

          Well, that’s like, your opinion man.

          There is one 3DS game I’m excited for. I could give you a laundry list of Vita games I want.

          • Tac-Mex

            What games are you looking forward to?

            • Six

              Freedom Wars
              God Eater 2 (if localized)
              Arcana Heart 3 Love Max (same as above)
              Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus
              Dekamori Senran Kagura (if localized)
              Persona 4 Dancing All Night
              IA/VT Colorful
              Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd
              Borderlands 2
              DanganRonpa 2 Goodbye Despair
              Disgaea 4 A Promise Revisited
              BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma
              Xblaze Code:Embryo
              Deception IV Blood Ties

              And that is without a single indie game. That would easily more than double the list.

              • Pyrofrost

                Strange, I only see 3 ports on that list out of like, 15 games :p

                • Six

                  I’m probably missing some games too. That was just off the top of my head. But, you know, Vita has no games.

                  Or something.

                  • Pyrofrost

                    Yeah, no games :p

                  • Sevyne

                    Akiba’s Trip!

                    • Six

                      I’m on the fence about that one. If the story is funny and light-hearted enough, I could see myself picking it up at some point.

                    • Sevyne

                      Fair enough.

                    • Six

                      The fact that it’s on the Vita tho is enough to make me consider.

                      I’ve owned a lot of gaming platforms, but damn. I absolutely love this thing. It’s incredible. I’ll happily admit that I’m a Vita fanboy.

                • Anime10121

                  I see 8 and thats not counting Disgaea since it has so much extra content… (but if you include it, thats 9)…

                  • Pyrofrost

                    I was only counting Boarderlands, FF, and Disgaea; I don’t really count simul or near simul releases to their console counterparts as ports.
                    If that was the case, we should start calling multiplatform games ports instead of multiplatform.

                    Which others would you count besides those 3

                    • Anime10121

                      Oh, well my mistake, but then if you’re not counting simultaneous releases, FF doesnt belong either…

                      But yeah, some people do refer to multiplats as ports, because they are usually built around one system and ported to the other. Which is one of the many reasons 360/PS3 multiplats had a lot of issues last gen.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      I was calling FF that because both the PS3 and the Vita version are, I have that same FF on my PS2.

                      Though there has been enough space to call the Vita BB one, so I will correct myself to 4.

                    • Sevyne

                      FFX/X-2 kind of are a port though (improved on but still). Remember, they were both PS2 games.

                      Still buying of course.

                    • Anime10121

                      True true…

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Same here, got my Vita version preordered :3

                    • Budgiecat

                      Nah. The whole point of a handheld is to have games on it that you can play on the go that you cant on a console. So yeah…..still ports.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Ah cool, so instead of say Lightning Returns, Call of Duty, and Lords of Shadow 2 all being “multi-platfrom,” they are all actually ports of each other.
                      Meaning that the term “multi-platform” is actually a tool of deception by corporations to hide the fact that they are actually rehashing games before they come out, because developers choose lead platforms to develop on.

                      Thanks for informing me.

                    • Budgiecat

                      let’s put it this way: I don’t consider Conception II a port because its also on the 3DS because those are both handhelds so its the same on the go experience.

                      You cant compare a handheld to a console. Different experience.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Ah I get it, then FFX/X-2 on PSV and PS3; or Sen no Kiseki on PS3 and PSV are actually multi-platform. They are in fact, not ports.

                      I think I get it now.

                    • Budgiecat

                      I have a meatgrinder I would like to introduce you to :P

                    • Pyrofrost
                    • Anime10121

                      Its starting to get REEAALLY hot up in here (heads for the door)…

                      :P

                    • new_tradition

                      Pretty sure I downloaded the prequel movie of Vesperia and it’s somehere in my hard drive, but I wanted to wait for the game to come to PS3 in English before watching it, but I don’t think that’s happening, and that gif suddenly makes me wanna watch it >.>

                    • Pyrofrost

                      If it makes you feel any better, the game is pretty English friendly, and I can give you a helping hand :3

                      It will also be pretty inexpensive for you to import now days.

                    • new_tradition

                      Hmmm, tempting. Might be worth considering then in the future when I get a new job.

                      I always worry about rpgs being text heavy, and I heard good things about Vesperia in general.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Vesperia is my personal favorite in the series.

                      What’s good is that I have some guides I can pass off to you. I also can give you a copy of the script from the 360 version of the game. Which will pretty much give you the whole story. The names of all the items and whatnot are mostly in Hiragana and Katakana, and that really helps.

                      It’s actually a good stepping stone import JRPG imo. In fact, it was the first JRPG I imported, before then is was all very lite text games. So I think you can handle it if you decide to give it a try.

                    • new_tradition

                      Sweet~ Alright, months from now when I get it, I’ll harass you for help :’D

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Haha, noooo problem~

                      You have me on PS3 and you can message me here or on FB or on Twitter, and I will be there to help. Trust me, I understand how big of a mountain taking on your first Japanese JRPG can be; but, you can do it.
                      If you can do it with any game, you can definitely do it with a Tales game.

                      So feel free to harass :p

                    • Ghost Doge

                      <- will be making use of the same offer if it's all the same

                    • Pyrofrost

                      NO!









































                      I kid, noooo problem~ :p

                    • Ghost Doge

                      WHATEVA. AH DO WHAT AH WANT!

                      …… With the wife’s permission.

              • michel

                Some of them I expect eagerly, expecially Freedom Wars. But still, where are Dissidia 013, Metal Gear Vita, FF Crisis Vita Core, Valkyria Chronicles 4?…

              • MrFinalgamer

                Where’s Gravity Rush 2 !?

                • Six

                  I never played the first one. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

                  • Pyrofrost

                    You can get it for free on PSN! I’m not a fan, but it’s worth a shot.

                    • Six

                      I don’t have PS+. Honestly, I had forgotten that the game existed. :P

                      It’s like $15 on Amazon, which isn’t bad.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      That works too, so if you think it’s a piece of shit, you’re not losing much.

                    • Six

                      I’ll try the demo beforehand. :P

                  • MrFinalgamer

                    t-that’s the first game that made me “i need a vita NAO!” that’s like saying you’ve never played Tearaway…please tell me you played Tearaway

                    • Six

                      ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ

                • Budgiecat

                  Gravity Rush 2: Inertia Boogaloo

        • Sevyne

          Opinions and stuff. I really like my 3DS, but I play my Vita a whole hell of a lot more.

          • Anime10121

            This, heck I have fantastic games on my 3DS that I havent even started (Bravely Default), but I do seem to find myself using my Vita more (even if it is to play older PSP games I missed)…

          • Elvick

            Same.

          • Pyrofrost

            Hell, I’m still buried in PSP games. I’m playing my PSP right now xD

    • Anime10121

      Publishers- “Where are Vita sales?”

    • Elvick

      Sucks for you. I’m looking forward to tons of games on Vita.

  • Pyrofrost

    One of the very best anime EVARRRR!
    XYZ~

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng8TY58HcU8

    • Budgiecat

      nice song

      horrible Engrish

      If you’re gonna try and sing in English a least put in the effort:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sken4RHX9FY

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

        Again with this… You must be deaf (or close to it anyway) if you honestly believe this constitutes as Engrish.

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

          You want Engrish? Here. Listen to this, then go back to LOGH’s second OP and tell me it’s even close to being Engrish.

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

          • Pyrofrost

            Oh god, the engrish here is actually as heavy as “your affection” from P4 xD

            Though the heavy engrish has a certain charm to it.

        • Budgiecat

          I was talking about the City Hunter OP you nitwit!

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

            Nooooooo… You’ve said that OP was Engrish before and I got onto you for it. Are you getting Alzheimer’s or something, cat?

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

      It’s in my top 5, yeah.

  • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

    Dat Canadian video game price hike.
    JEEZ.

    I think the dollar is at an all time low too.

    It’s pretty damn ridiculous. It probably won’t go down either.

    • Elvick

      lol, no… it’s no where near the all time low.

      It’s currently around 90 cents (USD). The lowest I’ve found is 61 cents (USD). http://www.bankofcanada.ca/rates/exchange/cad-usd-rate-lookup/

      But yes, the hike sucks. We had to pay $10 more a few years ago too, which I totally forgot about. ); Going to have to buy less now.

      • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

        Oh.

        Well. the point still stands. Prices of well, everything shouldn’t be as high as they are right now.

  • Six

    Well, now I made myself all sad.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyPT0iIw7jA

    • Budgiecat

      cheer up at least I’m here…

  • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

    Beautiful boxart, admired since launched last year.

    http://www.playimport.com/43621-122371-thickbox/mame-goma-happy-sweets-farm.jpg

    • Budgiecat

      wut…

    • kirby755

      Its so freaking CUTE, *little manliness I had left went to 0, but who cares its adorable* XD!!!!

    • Elvick

      Is it like Starfy?

  • bloodiOS

    So, anyone knows what exactly does lighting all the torches in DS2 do? I’m starting to feel that it was meant to light up pitch black areas but now rendered less significant due to downgrade in lighting…

    • Ghost Doge

      It’s supposed to set the mood for when something sneaks up on you with surprise buttsecks.

      • bloodiOS

        Not exactly doing a good job when things are visible even though I dropped the brightness down to the lowest setting.

        • Ghost Doge

          It was supposed to set the mood before they gutted the game :D

          Or maybe the game just wants you to think you can see everything so it can then spawn random things in places you just checked and confirmed as clear just to fuck with you.

          • bloodiOS

            It would’ve been better to leave everything in the pitch black darkness like the original vision. That way they can cheat and spawn random things where one can’t see shit.

  • Budgiecat

    Hey Six, because you like Buttman….here:

    http://i.imgur.com/Eh6AJuw.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/bwr6O4y.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/PuWVu6D.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/fO2CSmg.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/0LWHL6Z.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/U2WjVBg.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/E0w3LCP.jpg

    Keep in mind although they said in game screenshots, these could still be bullshots on a high end PC or prerendered cutscenes…..I’m hoping for neither..because I’m tired of the industry feeding us bullshot…

    • Six

      I’m going to give WB and Rocksteady the benefit of the doubt for now. The game isn’t tied down by PS3 and 360, and WB isn’t Ubisoft.

      • Budgiecat

        True true….still they opted for a ‘juiced up’ Unreal 3 engine as opposed to just using Unreal 4 so we’ll see….

        • Six
          • Budgiecat

            that is true; though ASW is on another level of magic…

            I’m just saying a lot of people were looking forward to what Unreal 4 game would look like on PS4/XB1 after its tech demo reveal which was soon after Luminous Engine reveal and Crytech…

            I’m wondering if this game was originally intended to be cross gen and they just decided to push it onto 8th gen consoles exclusively when they were able to tweak out more power…

            • Six

              I can’t even think of any UE4 games besides Lily Bergamo.

              As for this being cross-gen originally, I dunno. From the sound of it (based on interviews) Arkham Origins was the price that had to be paid to make this PS4/Xbone from the get-go.

              That’s just what I took from it, anyway. Either way, I’m not complaining.

          • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

            ASW isn’t even on the same league.

            Both Banpresto/BB Studio and ASW are MASTERS OF THE SPRITE.

            (Caps for emphasis)

            • Six

              But GGXrd isn’t using sprites.

              • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

                Might as well be considering how nice it looks.

          • 9li8

            Man, to think this is ONLY Unreal Engine 3.

    • Pyrofrost

      I have to change my pants every time I see anything on this game.

      I think what hurts most is knowing it will be the last.

      • Six

        I’ve got to respect WB for letting it end though. Most other publishers would have ridden this out for as long as possible.

        • Pyrofrost

          Yeah I agree. It’s just that feeling I get, kinda like when I close an amazing anime or game. Like that awesome, “I don’t want this to end” feeling. I do agree with you though.

          Wasn’t Rocksteady supposed to be preparing a Super Friends game, or a JLA game or something as well?

          • Six

            That was just a rumor. I don’t think anyone knows what they’ll do next, just that it won’t be Batman.

            Hopefully WB lets them make a new IP or something.

            • Pyrofrost

              A new IP sure, but I’m hoping those new IPs will be DC superhero games. Maybe now we could possibly get the very first good Superman game, or maybe some Green Arrow.

              • Budgiecat

                Wondertwin powers activate!

                Pyro: Shape of!….a blowtorch!
                Frost: Form of!…..an icicle!

              • Six

                Well, WB Montreal is probably making a Suicide Squad game, so that at least suggests that WB is open to most DC IP being fair game.

                • Pyrofrost

                  I really hope so, the comic book end of the Marvel Universe has really been sucking ass for years now. Thankfully, DC has actually taken up the slack. I really hope it can bleed over to more and more epic DC games.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Looks nice, for sure.

  • DarthBrian

    I hope everybody here watches Hannibal.

    Best show on television.

    Needs better ratings. Tell your friends and family to watch.

    Thanks. ^_^

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I need to catch up on S2. I’ll have to mostly agree though, S1 was fantastic.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Never watched it. Might watch it though. I dunno.

  • Kobracon

    RAIN! RAIN!!!! FINALLY SOME GODDAMN RAIN!

    edit: Also, 2 DAYS TILL MGS GROUND ZEROES!! WHERE DOES THE TIME GO!?

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

    What’s up? I kinda got drunk with some friends last night. lol…

    (I missed that msg, Pyro, sorry about that. I’m taking a look at things now.)

    I keep forgetting to mention to everyone. I got my Black Mage to Item level 90 last week. ^^

    http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/5219108/

    I can post some actual in game pictures if anyone wants. =P

    I got lucky with some of the coil drops, and I don’t have the suggested best in slot for each piece of gear, but, I do quite well with my set up. =)

    I’ve kinda put off leveling crafts and stuff up until I get the PS4 version, I’ve been taking up Warrior, but saving Glad/Pally for PS4 as well.

    I’m waiting for the new patch, so, I’ll have more to do with my FC mates.

    I just thought I would share. ^^

    • DarkLegacy

      Congrats to getting your Black Mage to item level 90. But getting drunk, that’s happened with me before, but only on my birthday party and Xmas

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Thanks. Well, I kinda got tricked into it haha.

    • Pyrofrost

      Congrats on getting iLV90 man.

      I will be getting on when I finally get a PS4 xD

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Thanks. =)

    • new_tradition

      Hey, can I ask? Is there a way to measure how much time you put into the game? And even more curiously, after all the updates, how much space has the game taken up in your PC now?

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Well, I’m currently playing it on PS3 because my friend, whom I’m sharing a room with, is playing on my PC.

        I’m hoping to get a PS4 fairly soon, (mostly) for FFXIV.

        My Final Fantasy XIV folder on PC is just shy of 10GB. It’s fully up to date and such.

        I haven’t looked at it lately, but I’d guess the PS3 version is around 8-14GB as well.

        Measure how much time I’ve put into the game? Hmmm. Well, I made the character (Kazuma) in Early October at the latest. It might have been late September 2013. FFXIV-ARR, had been out for a monthish. (It released on Aug 27th.)

        My first in game achievement on the lodestone for Kazuma was on – 10/06/2013.

        I didn’t really start playing on a somewhat serious level until my friends started playing, and moved to my server. (Sargatanas.)

        That was around 11/17/2013 according to lodestone achievements. I remember doing the story related achievement with my friends.

        A bit more info for fun – Looks like I got my first job (On Kazuma) to 50 (Bard) on 12/09/2013. (All information taken from the lodestone, the official FFXIV page. It should be legit.)

        I got Black Mage to level 50 on 01/03/2014. I managed to get drops in the Binding Coil of Bahamut last week, around Monday.

        The coil is like the current major end game focused event in the game. You have to unlock access, and it has 5 turns to clear. I’ve only managed to clear 1-4 myself, but, my current static for the dungeon only started about 3 weeks ago.

        You can also only do the coil turns once per week. Once you complete a turn, which is like a floor, you move on to the next one. For example, I’ve completed 1-4 this week, which locks me out of it entirely until the reset next week.

        Collecting end game gear to raise your item level is also a time sink like affair, where you trade tomes to an NPC for gear. Some of the lower level tomes give you level 70 gear, the higher level tomes gives you 90 gear.

        The level 90 gear tomes also have a cap of 450 per week. Which is just enough to trade in for one piece of gear I believe.

        My point is, this game has a time sink on many of the things past the level cap. I’ve only played it when I could with my friends, I could have played it way more “hardcore”, and I accomplished quite a bit between Jan-March.

        I’m sorry for the wall of text. I sure hope this answers some quests. Feel free to ask me if you still have some. =)

        • new_tradition

          Haha, no worries, I like reading people’s impressions and experiences with games I wanna play xD

          About the coil, does that mean you can do one turn, leave, and then resume your progress later on? That was probably my main issue with long game events. I never know if I can devote so many hours at a time to a single event.

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            I’d say the game is more casual friendly all around.

            As for the coil turns, yes, you can take a break between each turn, or just do turn one and come back to do turn 2,3, and so on later.

            I should have posted this before. The next patch is going to lift the lock for turns 1-4 in the coil. It’s also going to add new turns, I think 6-9, which will likely be the new locked per week turns.

            This next patch is changing lots of things, lifting some of the time sinks on some content, adding more of it to the duty finder for easier accessibility, etc.

  • Gustavo Rosario

    Can anyone tell me how this became a thing? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq_d8VSM0nw

    • adhesive

      It’s a joke that went way too far. That’s how things on the Internet tend to go.

  • Budgiecat

    I’m Snake and Tetsuya is Otacon..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeUhmtIUg7Y

    • MrFinalgamer

      so if Tetsuya is Otacon…did he do sexy things with his mother too?

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

        I guess he just unknowingly admitted that I’m more intelligent than he is.

        I’ll take it!

        • Gigus

          But uhh….. that means you and budgie have a secret thing going on since some fans expect yaoi from them XD

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

            A lot of fans expect yaoi from Sengoku Basara, but it doesn’t mean anything =3=

            • Gigus

              >.>……….. oh….kay. Enjoy the cat XD

              • Budgiecat

                You’re Meryl

                • Gigus

                  No, I’m good. I’ll just stick to being the defective patriot software zero built.

          • Budgiecat

            fans think Bush & Cheney had a thing going on and Rodman and Kim Jong Un (well I dunno about the latter….)
            airplane fans even make airplane on airplane sex pics

            And then theres Bronies…

            In short: fans can’t be trusted.

    • Ghost Doge

      So since no one’s taking Raiden…. I’ll be Olga.

    • Kobracon

      I’ll be Johnny then

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

      Dragon Fin Soup looks pretty nice.

  • MrFinalgamer

    so…this is a thing, Japan’s mascots for this years world cup is…Pikachu, and other pokemon….yeah

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/03/15/pikachu-named-mascot-of-the-2014-world-cup

    • 9li8

      Ahaha, that’s nice.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Haha nice!

  • Six

    Nazi lolis.

    http://mad.ly/1f6a94?pact=21185039604&fe=1

    I don’t think anything else really needs to be said.

  • bloodiOS

    I must say that playing Dark Souls II has made any interest I have for deep down completely vanished. Just passing by Heidi’s Tower of Flame and holy shit the architecture looks damn beautiful. The artworks on the pavements were just a great sight to behold. Seriously, it might be a rough looking game but it has amazing little details that never fail to grab my attention. What do we have in deep down? Boring-ass auto-generated dungeons. And the armors are another league in comparison to deep down‘s generic looking craps. Seriously, here are two different games and playing one makes me loose interest in the other… I’m not sure how that happens…

    • Budgiecat

      I want a Berserk PS4 game using Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign-like graphics that looks better than the new OVA’s

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

        That would be incredibly awkward. Please don’t ruin Berserk this way.

        • Budgiecat

          your alternative?

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

            Don’t ruin it?

            • Budgiecat

              no give me how you would make it

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

                Eh… I’d have to sit down and think about it for a little bit, which I don’t feel like doing right now, but I just find it funny that you always go back to Guilty Gear Xrd’s graphics every time. I can’t even count how many times you’ve mentioned them along with the phrase “they should use these for” or whatever.

                It’s pretty funny, really, seeing you praise them like they’re the next best thing since sliced bread. I don’t think they’re really bad per se, but certainly not worth orgasming over, which you seem to be doing.

                • Budgiecat

                  yes it is!

                  also…Croissants > sliced bread

      • PrinceHeir

        Dragon’s Dogma Dark Arisen.

        Wear Berserk Armor and Fight Zod!!

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        I’d prefer a berserk game with more realistic graphics, more akin to Miura’s actual art rather then the anime.

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      DD’s armor are all based off authentic ones : |

      • bloodiOS

        To a certain degree, I’m sure Darks Souls is, too. Beside, just render authentic (and generic) ones like that just screams lack of imagination. I mean, come one, it got monsters and dragons, so it wouldn’t hurt to actual put more creativity into it.

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          But making them all fantasy armors like every other game would actually be more generic, they are going for a more authentic armor look.Which I think is a nice change, and gladly welcome it

          • bloodiOS

            Trying to create unique armors unlike any in existence is generic, but copy and paste generic stuffs from real life is not. I can’t say I agree.

  • Pyrofrost
    • bloodiOS

      Nah, incestuous lesbian propaganda. Seriously, what the fuck?!

    • 9li8

      I really need to get to watch that movie one of these days.

      • Anime10121

        You really do :)

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

      Since Frozen is being mentioned, I’ll just leave this gold here.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        HA!

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

    My playthrough of the Three dlc from Drakengard 3

    ドラッグ オン ドラグーン3 – Three’s Complete DLC: http://youtu.be/d9DVLYkxC_M

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

      I remember dat show

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Megas XLR

        • kirby755

          Chicks dig Giant Robots!!!

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

            I assume that is a quote from the show? I don’t really remember anything from it to be honest.

            • kirby755

              It was from the intro.

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

                I see. That makes sense.

                • kirby755
                  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                    Dat video quality though.

                    • kirby755

                      Yeah I rushed -_- sry

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

                      lol It’s fine. Don’t worry.

                    • kirby755

                      Alright cool then.

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

                      Yup

    • Budgiecat

      You’re fat?

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

        You assumed which one I was :o

        • Budgiecat

          irl you wouldn’t go over to anyone elses house to game :P

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

            Sure I would. I had friends back then ;w;

            • Budgiecat

              but that gif goes through that guy from a child to an adult..

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

                I still had friends into adulthood >.>

                I didn’t graduate high school until I was 21, man.

                • Budgiecat

                  wtf why

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

                    My birthday is in December, I started a year late, and was held back a year.

                    EDIT: I should clarify that my first stepmother was the one that held me back though. It was the sixth grade. I had basically passed all of my classes with a D, but she said that wasn’t good enough and talked with my old man, then they spoke with the teachers and such about keeping me back for another year.

                    • Budgiecat

                      1)ok
                      2)why
                      3)why why

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

                      Read the edit. As for your second question though… I can’t decide when I start school. A child’s parents determine that, so you can’t possibly hold me responsible for starting late.

                    • jujubee88

                      Yeah, I’m pretty privileged in that I sucked at HS but still graduated in time (I was like 17-ish).

                      But education (especially HS and GED programs) are a lot more convoluted than need be. Don’t let it get you down or be down on nurturing your brains need for knowledge. Trust me.

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

                      Er… Why would I be down about when I graduated? Lol. High school was a joke, man.

                      Anything you absolutely needed to learn and use in the world was already taught to you in middle school. High school was just a repeat of that stuff and additional crap (which would only be useful to you if you were to work towards becoming an architect, scientist, etc.).

                    • Budgiecat

                      your stepmom’s a jerk!

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

                      If by “jerk” you mean a self-centered, drunken, abusive lesbian, then sure.

                    • Budgiecat

                      lesbian? then why was she with your poppa?

    • Kobracon

      Ah Megas XLR. The only American mech show I like

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari
    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Breasts. They are called breasts.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari
        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Breasts. >.<;

          • Budgiecat

            yes

        • 9li8

          Animation budget spent well.

        • TheExile285

          You are good at finding these lol.

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

            Sometimes they’d rather not be found though ;w;

            http://a.pomf.se/ooawhi.gif

            • TheExile285

              Lol

        • Kobracon

          omg what is that! I NEED TO SEE THOSE PLOTS!

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

            No idea. I only know her through doujinshi @w@. Maou something, I think?

            • Kobracon

              That….narrows it down….kinda….I shall consult my Counsel

          • new_tradition

            I haven’t seen it myself, but I think it’s this:

            http://myanimelist.net/anime/14833/Maoyuu_Maou_Yuusha

    • 9li8

      plot =/= PLOT

    • http://Gematsu.com Vayne
      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Sexy Jutsu… >_>

        • Elvick

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

            Hm?

            • MrFinalgamer

              I believe thats a fajled sexy jutsu, and you mentioned that jutsu, hence the image…LAUGH!

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

                I didn’t see the picture at first so I was confused. Yah that is Konahamaru failing the sexy jutsu.

                • MrFinalgamer

                  Konohamaru…that’s naruto’s fanboy right?

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

                    Er… in a way I guess you could call him that. He is the 3rd hokage’s grandson.

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      My knoledge of Naruto is only because of Ultimate Ninja Storm. And i didn’t really like it that much…thanks anyways!

    • Ghost Doge
  • TheExile285

    So I just beat the 1st Cerberus in the Soul Sacrifice DLC for Toukiden. I’m using Chapter 5-ish gear but it took forever so I’m guessing its meant to be played end-game.

    Wasn’t hard at all (especially if you played Soul Sacrifice) but he hits pretty hard and I could get all the money I should have since my team-mates kept dying (The 2 retreats are from other players).

    Not really sure what I’m gonna do about the 2nd mission with Cerberus and Chthonian Fiend since both of them hit really hard. Also, I haven’t unlocked any of the SS weapons or amor sets that was supposed to come with this DLC.

    • kirby755

      It took me awhile to beat that mission and I was chapter 7-ish gear. All I can say is have a OP team or I can help you out, I’m chapter 9-3 at the moment.

      • TheExile285

        Have unlocked any SS weapons or gear at the Blacksmith yet?

        • kirby755

          Actually there is a Cerberus spear you get but that’s all I seen

          • TheExile285

            I guess I’ll have to do that 2nd mission because I don’t see it. ;_;

            • kirby755

              Yeah, if you need any help I can assist you. I have chapter 9 gear now.
              Psn: kdetellem
              Character name: Forza

              • TheExile285

                Oh ok, I’ll add you. I’m actually in a room now if you want to play. We aren’t doing Cerberus but still.

                Room Name: Exile
                Password: 285

                • kirby755

                  cool alright then. just got out of another mission

  • Six
    • new_tradition

      So for real, is this a good show? I remember seeing it, but just never had enough interest to check it out.

      Or rather, is there an anime to compare this to?

      • Six

        I just started it recently, but so far I’m enjoying it. It reminds me a lot of Ghost in the Shell, in that it’s very dialogue heavy.

        Unlike Kill la Kill, I have to actually pay attention. :P

        Also, it has a PHENOMENAL intro. Dat Monoral.

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

        • Kobracon

          Hmm…I could use a nice contrast to Kill la Kill. One for the crazy action and not serious tone, and the other serious and more story heavy.

    • PrinceHeir

      Watched this around 2008 or 2009?

      Definitely one of the darkest shows ever! Though the story can be confusing at times towards the end.

      If you like this show, i suggest getting Mardock Sramble since it also has the same feel(though a bit mix of bright and dark colors)

      • Six

        Looks neat. I’ll check it out.

    • Elvick

      I have that on DVD, still need to watch it. I watched the first episode and loved it though. :p

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      A series I’m quite fond of. I might have been part of a team who fansubbed it back in the day? Maybe? =)

  • jujubee88

    I always thought the community at gematsu was a sponge that just needed a little water.

    BUT HOLLY CRAP THIS IS NOW A HUGE SPONGE ALMOST 1K COMMENTS AND THIS TOPIC BARELY POPPED UP!

  • Elvick

    Disqus should have spoiler tags

    • Pyrofrost

      Yeah, this should be a standard for EVERY internet forum and message board.

    • new_tradition

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      Yeah, I agree, I’m tired of having to do this. And it doesn’t always work :/

    • Six

      Spoiler tags and an ignore function.

      Plz almighty Disqus people.

      • Budgiecat

        but Gariya is gone

        • Six

          There are still a few people on here and Siliconera who’s input I could do without.

          • Budgiecat

            not sure one could ignore a mod though…

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

            Me? ^^

            • Six

              Of course not. You are good peoples.

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

                Aww thankies. :3 I guess it is mainly Pyro and I guess green guy whatever his name is, sorry I honestly can’t think of his name. Gigus? Maybe? I am sorry.

                • Pyrofrost

                  I honestly don’t have a problem with you or anyone else having an opinion or a preference that is different from my own.
                  It’s more about the manner in which opinions are used and how they are expressed.

                  All that said, I’ve gotten over earlier. So we’re square.

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

                    I really don’t mean to upset you, if that is what you think Pyro. I really don’t. It is just how I am.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      We’re good Aura, no worries.

                      And I’m not trying to tell you how to behave or whatnot, or say you shouldn’t have your opinions. Just give what I said in my previous post a little thought, that’s all I ask.

            • MrFinalgamer

              You’re very opinionated, that’s always great for conversation ^_^

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

                Apparently not, but thanks.

        • Pyrofrost

          *cough COUGH cough COUGH*

          • Budgiecat

            I dun get it….

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

      Yeah… A simple tag would be rather easy. Just make it classify the word(s) CIA style so you’d have to highlight them to read and you’d be done.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        This text is hidden.

        This text is not hidden.

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

          >.>

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

            Sorry I was try to see if my idea would work. I guess not. I was using a span, and Disqus said that was part of the supported html codes, but apparently not.

  • Budgiecat
  • Nice Boat

    Spoilers: Athena is in danger

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

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

      Spoilers: Athena was in danger nearly 30 years ago

      • Budgiecat

        and you stood by and did nothing??

        Take this!

        BUDGIECAT! RYUSEIKEN!!

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

          Yeah, fuck Athena. I don’t need her, lol. She was a popular archetype back then though, so meh.

          • Budgiecat

            Ma…..Masaka..?

            How did you survive that attack?

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

              Anyway, I just don’t care for the damsel in distress types :p

            • Nice Boat

              He awoke his Seventh Sense! The Ryuseiken destroyed his godmars avatar and his five senses! However, he still has his seventh sense!

              • Budgiecat

                that sounds more like his 8th sense….

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

    My main HDD has been running a little low on space recently due to recording so much footage with Fraps and whatnot, I finally decided to splurge on a long-term investment and bought myself a new external 4TB HDD. I was only thinking about spending between $100 – $130 or so at first, but a friend of mine talked me into breaking that budget, lol.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145596

    • MrFinalgamer

      That reminds me, what are you going to do with your account? You’re gonna wait until you get unlimited time limit, or open up another account???

    • $18114340

      What graphics do you have? If you have a discrete gfx card that’s Nvidia and model number 650 or higher, you could use ShadowPlay. It’s more efficient than Fraps and works better to boot. Fraps kills hard drive space.

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

        I’m fine with Fraps. I’ve been using it for years. I’d rather stick to what I know.

        • Budgiecat

          What about real women instead of frapping?

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

            You do realize you just asked me to choose between real women and binding stuff tightly, right? Frap is a real word, you pleb.

            • Budgiecat

              Well which one is it?? Don’t dance around the subject!

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

                Stop confusing yourself =3=

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

      Nice ^ ^ I love Fraps

  • DesmaX

    Well, finally finished downloading Titanfall. Having a blast with it

    http://static3.fjcdn.com/thumbnails/comments/bitch+better+run+_e6973bd06d71080ea4f913d79877b26d.gif

    • Six

      Lies. How much did EA pay you?!

      • DesmaX

        About 3 dollars

        • Six

          Those crafty bastards. Well, I’m on to them. They won’t get me!

          Until I get an Xbone, anyway. Glad to hear you’re having fun tho. Seems to be the general consensus.

          • DesmaX

            But, man… 3 dollars

            Game is definitely Xbox One’s Killer App

  • 9li8

    An hour to go until Dengeki Games Spring Festival. Here’s the stream:
    http://dengekionline.com/gdfes2014/nicolive.html

    Unfortunately no livestream for Dengeki Bunko Spring Festival(which in my opinion matters more), so check https://twitter.com/dengekionline for announcement updates. Hopefully Durarara S2 happens since the series is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

    • Six

      I’ve never heard of these events. What kind of announcements would one expect?

      • 9li8

        Dengeki Games Festival for niche Japanese games enthusiasts.

        Dengeki Bunko Festival for light novel/light novel based anime fans.

        • Six

          How niche? Is it safe for me to be interested? :P

          • 9li8

            Atelier, Neptunia, Disgaea etc.

            Oh, and iDOLM@STER too.

            • Six

              I guess I can be interested then. Thanks for the info.

              • 9li8

                Six and the others, you’re still watching? This whole show is 5 hours long.

                I suggest you bail out for a while because the stage events that might have substantial announcements will be held 3 and a half hours from now. Would feel bad for you guys to jump in to the stream and sit in for long-ass time only to find 1 to 2 interesting announcements or no interesting happening at all.

                • Six

                  Thanks for the heads up.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Durarara S2? I thought it ended well enough at the half way point in the first season. >.<; I never even watched the second half of the season. :/

  • Martian Wong

    Does PS+ includes Netflix for PS4? Thanks in advance~

    • Six

      Netflix is it’s own subscription.

      • Martian Wong

        I see, I guess I must be misinformed.

        • Anime10121

          You probably got confused on the way it works between Xbox and Playstation. With Xbox you have to have Gold to even utilize Netflix regardless of whether you already have a Netflix subscription or not. With Playstation, all you need is the Netflix subscription, as PS + is not required to utilize the app.

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

      ‘We have ships” lol. Be careful, Ryuuko. I know one of those ships are you and Nui…

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari
  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    Welp, no Soul Sacrifice Delta till Monday :/

    Does anyone else have God Eater 2? My buster sword blood art for Tier 4 is taking forever to level, any ideas?

    • Budgiecat

      TetsuyaHikari does

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

          That’s getting me excited a bit lol

          • Pyrofrost

            Shinobu <3

            • Ghost Doge

              Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade*!

              It’s funny how I can remember that but can’t remember what I ate for dinner last night >.>

          • Elvick

            I’ve seen a Strike Witch gif reworked to play with foreskin. It was brilliant.

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

        I do, but it’s just sitting on my shelf and has been for weeks. Too busy with other stuff right now. Go for criticals, Shin. That seems to help the exp and whatnot.

        Well, by that I just mean go for the exposed weakpoints a lot and whatnot.

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

          Ok thanks

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

    Finally unlocked Alisa’s classic costume

    • Martian Wong

      Panty!!

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

        Lol

      • new_tradition

        I had to actually enlarge the image ’cause it looked more like she wasn’t wearing any. Bad-ass girl, going commando, lol.

        • Ghost Doge

          Dat landing strip though.

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

          Dirty! >.<; Bad Bu-New.

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

      Alisa is hax, lol.

    • Six

      Namco or D3 or whoever really needs to localize this. .___.

      • new_tradition

        Maybe there’s gonna be a Burst version and they’re gonna wait for that to come out before announcing anything?

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

          Well, it’s weird since the trophies are actually in English already =3=

        • Elvick

          How long was the time between God Eater and God Eater Burst announcement?

          Seems like it would have happened already if they were going to do it.

          • new_tradition

            Just checked wiki. Claims GE vanilla came out Feb 2010, then Burst in Oct 2010, and then the NA release of Burst was March 2011

            Since GE2 came out in November, there might still be a while to go if a Burst version is being planned :/

            • Elvick

              Guess there’s still hope then.

            • Six

              I could see Namco having a God Eater 2 whatever around late summer/early fall, and it hitting the west (if it does at all) early to mid next year.

  • 9li8

    Durarara S2 confirmed.

    • new_tradition

      Yeeeeeeeesssssss!

      I never read the novels, but I understand a lot more happens that season 1 doesn’t cover.

  • 9li8

    Some PSV exclusive otome game announced:
    http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/822/822190/

    If any of you is a fujoshi who is interested.

    • Budgiecat

      none exist here

      this is a fujoshi free environment

    • Six

      Well, it’s a Vita game. And I want the Vita to have games, even if they aren’t for me.

    • new_tradition

      I only care if it comes out in English. Character design looks nice at least :3

  • 9li8

    That crazy ass Japan only TPS arcade game is getting an anime:
    http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/821/821221/

    • Six

      I was wondering what the hell that was.

  • Six

    Did Lightning just win best character or whatever on this Dengeki event stream thing?

    • 9li8

      Wait, what?

      I’m not watching right now. She won as best FF character, best female character, or what?

      • Six

        I didn’t catch it. I think runner-up was Hatsune Miku, so it might have been just female character.

        • 9li8

          Well…huh.

  • Kobracon

    @tanpenshuu:disqus はい よろしく~

    awesome to have a pro JP translator on board. Say how long did it take you to get really good at it? I’ve been learning some kanji day by day for at least 10 months now and I’m recognizing alot more kanji than I used to in games but I still feel so far away from being able to really read yet…

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

      Memorizing Kanji and reading them are two different things, depending on how the Kanji is used the meaning changes. You should probably start with this and learn the basics of sentence structure

      http://japanese.about.com

      • Kobracon

        Oh I know structure already. My grammar is fine and I can read Hiragana and Katakana no prob. Its always been the Kanji that stopped me in my tracks. The website I use teaches both the Kun’yomi and On’yomi of a Kanji as well as the vocab words they are used in. I use this btw

        http://wanikani.com

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

          Ya saying Jap , not good

          • Kobracon

            Huh…..so I really have to write ‘Japanese’ all the time? Man thats so long….

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

              Mmmm… Depends, really! I use JP when talking about games usually, which is fine. Even Japanese players and such will use ‘JP’ when talking about servers and that sort of thing, but never ‘Jap’ =3=

              • Kobracon

                Hmm….thats one letter less….alright, I can switch to JP i guess.

                • Budgiecat

                  I use NIHON-JIN FROM GLORIOUS NIPPON online

                  and if I see one in person I stop them in their tracks and we both must recite this in unison:

                  “The School of the Undefeated of the East!
                  The Winds of the King!

                  Zenshin!
                  Keiretsu!
                  Tenpa kyoran!
                  Look! the East is Burning Red!”

                  Which is usually followed by a bro fist punch in a freeze pose with waves crashing in the background followed by explosions

                  ,
                  nah j/k I use JPN

              • Pyrofrost

                Yeah, I learned this when one of my Japanese friends went off on my ass when playing FFXI many years ago for saying it.

                So when I shorten it, I say JP or JPN.

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

      Probably shouldn’t say “Jap” though ._.

      • Kobracon

        ……oh shit have I been saying something bad this entire time O_o?

        • Budgiecat

          lol were you saying that while you were in Japan?

          • Kobracon

            No its just the shortform I use to say “Japanese” anywhere…..

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

              You seem like you’re thick headed, I wouldn’t recommend studying the language

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

                それは予想通りでしたw

                • Kobracon

                  って おい!

              • Budgiecat

                He’s from Malaysia…probably not up on old WWII antiquated anti Japanese wartime sentiment…

                • Kobracon

                  Not to mention they ruled us for a while and did baaaad stuff to the Chinese that were in Malaysia and Chinese in general. Then again, I’m a chinese that doesn’t even know Chinese, so I don’t really hold a grudge for that.

                  • Budgiecat

                    Yeah.. its crazy the amount of Asians died during WWII all I ever heard in school was about the Holocaust which has been debated between 5 to 6 million, meanwhile over 20 million Asians killed within eight years..

                    anyways war is bad all around doesn’t matter to whom ; hopefully nothing like that happens again..

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties

                    • Kobracon

                      Serious Budgiecat feels weird….but I think I might like him

              • Kobracon

                Ouch. I’m sorry if I offended you. But its too late, I’ve already studied the language for a year.

            • Zancrow

              Don’t worry, it IS the short form for Japanese.

              Though, Jap is also a deragotory term, so you should maybe put a period behind it and don’t use it in spoken language.
              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jap

              • Budgiecat

                Its kinda like Jew in a way I guess…

          • Kobracon

            Is this another American thing where you guys are Hyper PC about the little stuff?

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

          Yeeeeeeeah… They generally don’t like that, haha.

    • Kobracon

      wow I’m sorry Thomas, if you ever read this, I never intended things to escalate this quickly….

      • Budgiecat

        He’s not Japanese anyway but yeah…

  • Six

    Oh hey, it’s Phantasy Star Online 2!
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    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Lol

    • Elvick

      Please be excited.

    • 9li8

      Six, is the stream also showing “Please Stand By” notice on your end?

      • Six

        Yup.

        • 9li8

          Oh, okay then.

          Man, an hour and 15 minutes left until consecutive Gust and CompHeart stage events.

          • Six

            Are those the only two that’ll be having stage events?

            • 9li8

              iDOLM@STER stage 10 minutes from now. Maybe new details about that PS4 iM@S title.

              After that Gust, CompHeart, and a stage event about some TCG/mobile game(?) and then that’s it. Show’s over.

      • new_tradition

        Where are you watching the stream? Got me all interested now >3>

        • 9li8

          live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv170866603

          If you’re getting a notice saying you get kicked out because a premium member is taking your seat, just refresh the page. Rinse and repeat.

          • new_tradition

            Ahh, Nico Nico. So cruel, but so wonderful ;A;

            Thank you ^^

  • Budgiecat

    Hey! A Doraemon localized game!

    aaaaaaand iOS : (

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

    • new_tradition

      Just checked, it’s on Android too. Free with IAP though.

  • PrinceHeir

    Durara Season 2 confirmed

    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-03-15/durarara-gets-new-tv-anime-series

    To be honest i was hoping Baccano! as well since it had it’s 10th year anniversary last year(which i watched the series for the first time last summer 2013)

    Season 2 will definitely give me a reason to watch it again :)

    So please announce Baccano S2 as well!! I want to see Claire and Chane once again!!

    http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/14300000/Claire-Chane-baccano-14388050-800-900.jpg

    http://static.zerochan.net/Baccano!.full.879769.jpg

    http://static1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120226084248/baccano/images/8/8e/Claire_X_Chane.jpg

  • PrinceHeir

    Funny Gyakuten Saiban video about the supposed deaf fraud composer Mamoru Samuragochi.

    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-03-13/phoenix-wright-puts-fake-deaf-composer-on-the-stand

  • PrinceHeir
    • 9li8

      My favorite seiyuu continue getting work to give my ears pleasure.

      Worried about her health though.

  • PrinceHeir
    • Kobracon

      Ouch. But hows the anime though?

      • 9li8

        Fun. Lots of backstory about hometown.

        • Kobracon

          Hmm

          • Budgiecat

            yeah….no

            t’was lame

            many ass shots though…

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

              It’s pathetic, really… All of the yuri subtext and shit, plus mecha fans seem to call it one of the worst, despite having some good ship designs and such.

              • Kobracon

                Hmm….as a mecha fan I have to see and judge as well…

            • Kobracon

              lol I just image searched it and indeed, thats alotta ass XD

        • PrinceHeir

          Hometown?

          • 9li8

            Hometown.

            • PrinceHeir

              ok!

  • PrinceHeir
    • Six

      I’ll have to keep an eye on this one.

  • PrinceHeir
    • Elvick

      Nice

  • PrinceHeir

    So that’s why they change the protagonist of Ace Attorney from Wright to Apollo after the 3rd game

    http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/03/15-1/phoenix-wright-creator-wanted-to-end-the-series-after-third-entry

    I’m actually glad their continuing this series. The concept of investigation as a lawyer has a lot of possibilities as shown by Danganronpa :)

    I do hope they make more in the future!

    Also where’s Jake Hunter and Hotel Dusk next games?!?!?!

  • DarthBrian

    All right, who’s the jerk in my PSN friends list who already has FFX HD Remaster? >_<

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

      >.>

      <.<

      • DarthBrian

        So I guess I hate you then. :(

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

          It’s not me D:

          I was kidding, lol.

          • DarthBrian

            Well, now I hate you for lying to me. T_T

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

              Hey, I didn’t say anything. I just looked around :3

              • DarthBrian

                >_>

                <__>

  • PrinceHeir

    Drakengard 3 Japanese Voice DLC confirmed to be offered a few days after release ^^

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/03/04/drakengard-3-inside-a-mature-story-pre-order-details/#comment-955091

  • PrinceHeir
    • Six

      For those who have been following the game since the beginning, the trailer posted by Sony has lots of little improvements.

    • Kobracon

      Sweet!

  • PrinceHeir
    • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

      MomoClo at the theme song spells disaster. Really,

    • Elvick

      I wish the original was released on DVD so I could get it. D:<

      Oh well. I hope the new series is good.

      • PrinceHeir

        Well you could get it from other sources :)

        • Elvick

          Too much space required. :P

          I have Cardcaptor Sakura from things.

          But I want to buy that more than anything else. ALL MY MONEY ON CARDCAPTOR SAKURA (and not some b/s bootleg or second hand asshat)

          WHY DO YOU HATE ME UNIVERSE? CCS IS AMAZING~ CAPSLOCK AND OTHER STUFF

          • PrinceHeir

            No i’m talking about virtual space which is unlimited :P

            • Elvick

              Oh, I don’t like that sort of source. :p

              Unless it’s actually legit and legal. And Sailor Moon isn’t available on those places either. );

              So oh well

              • PrinceHeir

                Well the whole Sailor Moon series has already been uploaded to the net through various channels.

                Since most of the legit DVD’s are already overprice as hell, There’s no other way you can watch the whole series unless you pay the hell out of your pocket.

                Even then the English releases have censors on them so no dice for me, the JPN releases are overprice as well.

                So yeah the only way to watch them nowadays in their original form is through torrents :P

    • new_tradition

      I have the whole series downloaded somewhere. I need to actually watch it >3>

      If they dub the new series, I wonder who’d they get to voice act the characters…

      • PrinceHeir

        I have every special and movies except for the last summary movie :)

  • PrinceHeir

    One of my favorite Anime/Manga franchise(Top 1 or Top 2) is celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary this year!!

    http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/03/12-1/ghost-in-the-shell-dives-into-25th-anniversary

    I hope they announced another Stand Alone Complex Series with Kenji Kamiyama on the helm after ARISE :)

    Long Live Ghost in the Shell!!! No GiTs no Matrix :P

  • PrinceHeir

    Angel Beats Visual Novel CG pics :)

    http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/03/10/latest-angel-beats-visual-novel-cg-previews

    I hope they really fleshed out the story in this one! The anime ending was definitely rush as hell and originally was going to be a 25 episode TV series.

  • 9li8

    Whoa whoa, Prince, calm down.

    • PrinceHeir

      This is probably the only free time i have.

      I’ll probably go dark next week or so due to exams and all.

      • 9li8

        Ahaha, I know that feel.

        Good luck on your exam.

        • PrinceHeir

          Thanks!

      • Kobracon

        Good luck

        • PrinceHeir

          Thanks!!

  • Six
    • PrinceHeir

      Love Lab? :P

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

    Saw some replays earlier from World of Tanks and they looked kind of
    cool, so now I’m downloading it to give it a try. I guess I’m on a bit
    of a mech kick lately. First Hawken, now this. I guess next I’ll have to
    find something where I’m flying planes, lol.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYJ0yos5IVY

  • MrFinalgamer

    what more proof do you need, masturbation is wrong! makes so much sense!

    https://twitter.com/SciencePorn/status/445046567066943488

    • 9li8

      I feel better about myself now.

      Since I can masturbate it means I’m not a vicious carnivore reptilian beast.

    • Ghost Doge

      Why do you think it was always so pissed off?!

    • Elvick

      ugg…

  • PrinceHeir

    Any PS2 Games/Sega Saturn Games that i need to play?

    Especially Sega Saturn Games since i missed out on the console completely :(

    All i know are the games like SHUMPs, Castlevania SOTN?. Any RPGs and all?

    PS2 i used to have a list(from gamespot) but since they’re ass now and remove the tracking games completely i lost all of the games i was planning on buying. Especially Imports and all.

    Specifically Imports. KOF2002UM was definitely one of the games i still want to play to this day!!

    • Kobracon

      Sword of Etheria is an awesome obscure action RPG for the PS2 thats based on Wizard of Oz. If you haven’t played any of the Shadow Hearts games, fix that :D

      Nothing much else comes to mind right now…

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

      Sega Saturn? Going to come right out and say Dragon Force. Definitely my favorite for Saturn. The sequel though…?

      Avoid it like the plague.

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

        Oh and they also have it for PS2 as well if you’d like to get a handful of new features. It includes the Sega Saturn version as an option if you’d rather play it old school. Just look for SEGA AGES 2500 Vol. 18.

    • Budgiecat

      Power Instinct Groove on Fight
      Pretty much all the Capcom vs games
      Guardian Heroes
      Fighters Megamix
      Last Bronx
      Dragonball Z Shin Butouden
      Shining the Holy Ark
      Shining Force III
      Burning Rangers
      Legend of Oasis
      Dragon Force
      Magic Knight Rayearth
      Albert Odyssey
      Princess Crown (also on PSP)
      Far East of Eden IV (also on PSP)
      Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner (also on PSP/PS2)
      Samurai Warriors RPG
      Panzer Dragoon Saga
      Dead or Alive 1

      Daytona USA, Fighting Vipers, Grandia, Virtual Fighter 2, Nights are all givens but they’re on PSN anyway, and Lunar Silver Star Story & Lunar 2: Eternal Blue are on PS1 in English…..

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

        No Dragon Force in that list? I don’t even know you, man.

        • Budgiecat

          check the edit

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

            >edit

            Tsk tsk. You shouldn’t have had to edit it in there. You should have already known to include it.

            • Budgiecat

              I didn’t just edit that though I added some other stuff at the same time. Initial post was just rushed but can’t blame me for posting so much off the top of my head..

  • 9li8

    Oh, didn’t expect inFAMOUS: Sekando San showcase in this event.

    • Sevyne

      I guess Sony are hoping that the Western hype for the game spills over into Japan. Probably won’t, but we’ll see.

      • 9li8

        Something like inF:SS might do good in Japan.

        • blank059

          Code Geass reference?

          • 9li8

            Yeah, I mean Japan. Didn’t mean to make a reference.

            • blank059

              I knew you meant Japan (just was a little unsure). There was no need to change it.

  • PrinceHeir

    Gundam Zeta Opening recreated using MikuMikuDance style :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPSlT3HCC6M&list=WLwTZ_rCdJi7DJzbtFNbeOg2wgM-UyAmp6

  • PrinceHeir

    I just finished Hotline Miami Finished and wow what a ending!!

    Still not as mindfuck as Killer 7, but it’s pretty much in the same lane.

    There’s still a secret ending i need to see so i’ll do that as well.

    Love this game!! This is the reason why i began to appreciate Indie games.

    Same with La Mulana, Cave Story, Terraria etc

    Though I’m a shamed that i played this Free due to PS Plus(best deal for sure)

    Definitely buying the second game Day 1 for sure!!

    I hope for co-op style online play! maybe they’ll make a patch or so?

    • Six

      Can’t wait for Hotline Miami 2. The original and Thomas Was Alone are the reasons I fell in love with indie games.

    • Elvick

      Hotline Miami was a huge surprise to me. I thought it was just going to be an excessive killing game. But ended having more depth to it, and I ended up loving it.

      All thanks to Shahid constantly tweeting about it. :P

  • 9li8

    Good God, I’m so stupid. I didn’t see there’s a schedule listing below the stream.

    And apparently I missed Dengeki PlayStation Award because I think nothing interesting would be shown.

  • PrinceHeir

    Lone Survivor is Free on PS3 and PS Vita(some say in the comments)!!

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/03/10/playstation-plus-lone-survivor-directors-cut-free-for-members/

    I played this a few hours ago and wow, I never knew 2D style of horror gameplay would be soo good!!

    The game really reminds me of Silent Hill 4 with the concept of being trap on the apartment and having to travel to other apartment doors through tunnels and all.

    I don’t regret paying for this(though it was on sale last year)

    So go download this now!!!

    I hope for a sequel or at least a similar game Jasper Byrne!

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari
    • TheExile285

      Is this actually from the game? I don’t even…..

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Yes, but that isn’t even part of the bad parts in it.

    • Budgiecat

      to combat Moeshit

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

        Honestly, this is one of the few times moeshit wins.

        • Budgiecat

          Dunno

          I’d rather play it than Mugen Soulz

    • Elvick

      What’s funny to me, is that South Park does turn based combat and quick time events… and people seemingly don’t have an issue with it…

      But JRPGs are shit and turn based combat is boring and outdated, and QTE are shit in everything else.

      And I can’t help but feel there’s an overlap.

  • Six
    • PrinceHeir

      Awesome! though it’s not as fast as Hotline Miami.

      Then again it’s probably the bullet time feature their using.

    • Elvick

      Dang, that looks lovely.

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

    God Eater 2 is easily one of the best hunting games I’ve played and I love the story, will have to see how Freedom Wars compares.

    Shift is working on Freedom Wars so it’ll probably be just as good or better knowing them.

    • 9li8

      How long is story mode?

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

        I’m still working on it, up to chapter 6. Friend is on 8 but I’m not sure how many chapters there are

        If someone knows I don’t want to thanks

        • 9li8

          What’s your playtime so far?

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

            87 hours

            • 9li8

              Whoa.

            • TheExile285

              Wow, I’m only at 60 lol.

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

                Hmm lol well I’ve been doing other stuff rather than the story

      • TheExile285

        The main story goes up to the end of Chapter 6. I think I was around 45 hours then and now I’m at 60 on Chapter 8. I have noticed that there are still story events that occur after beating it.

        There are 10 main chapters + the free DLC(some of which adds more story) + 10 chapters of bonus missions which are really hard + Character missions/episodes(these are kind of like Social Links)

        • 9li8

          Long enough. Nice.

    • TheExile285

      I’m not really expecting Freedom Wars to be better than GE2. I think it’ll be a ton of fun in its own way though.

      GE2 is the king of the genre for me.

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

        True, God Eater 2 is awesome

  • Sevyne

    Has anyone else here played Tomb Raider through Vita remote play yet? For some reason I never bothered to until today, and I gotta say that I love the button config for it. Putting Survival Instinct, alt shoulder view, alt fire, and zoom on the corners of the front screen instead of the rear touch feels so much better.

    It really makes me think that it should be an option to swap L2/R3 and L3/R3 between front or rear touch for all games via remote play, because some may just work better with one over the other.

    • Ghost Doge

      The rear touch pad has been awkward for me since day one, that’s for damn sure. Glad to know that TR does it right though. Hopefully we get those options to just use the touch screen. It’ll make life a hell of a lot easier :D

      • Sevyne

        The rear touch works for some stuff (less important things), but when it’s used for some of the actual action it gets really awkward. L3/R3 being the bottom part of the rear touch is extremely uncomfortable. Cramps my hands pretty badly.

        I could even live with the entire left/right sides of the rear being L2/R2 and then the front be L3/R3 if need be, but when all of them are bunched onto the rear it’s a bit of a pain.

        • Ghost Doge

          I tried to play NFS Rivals via remote play one time and due to the nature of the game, it had set L2/R2 to the triggers then L1/R1 to the upper part of the rear touch pad and L3/R3 to the lower part. That said, you have to press L1 to enter your hideout in that game, and I was in the most epic police chase ever, barely limped my way to a hideout and tapped L1…. No dice. Pressed again, kept trying, it just wasn’t agreeing with me in the heat of the moment. Ended up getting arrested and losing all of my score >.>

          Also tried to play AC4 and BF4 and that just wasn’t happening :P

    • Elvick

      I loooooved the remote play of Tomb Raider DF. It was great. Getting all the collectibles was a lot of fun via remote play.

      And yes, more PLAYER options for Remote Play controls are definitely needed.

  • Budgiecat

    Its been 5 years so we’re at that time again for another Shonen Sunday and Shonen Magazine anniversary; the 55th anniversary

    Last time we got:
    Shounen Sunday x Sunday Nettou! Dream Nine (baseball game for NDS)
    Shounen Sunday & Shounen Magazine: White Comic (RPG for NDS)
    Sunday vs Magazine (PSP fighter)

    I wonder if we’ll get more crossover games?

    Then again they were made by Konami, who now is like on a path of slowly killing themselves and their IPs so who knows…

    • 9li8

      S&M Stars: Victory Versus.

  • 9li8

    SAVING JRPG
    SAVING THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY

    http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/822/822181/

    • Six

      Oh shit, The Witcher 3 better watch out.

    • MrFinalgamer

      what is this? a Wii u game or what?

      • 9li8

        2 games. Platforms unannounced.

        One of them is called Neptunia U. Yeah, it’s too obvious, this one is for Wii U.

        Since the theme of Neptunia games is fighting piracy, I like to think Compile Heart is jumping ship to next-gen early because next-gen console games can’t be pirated(yet). Neptunia U for WiiU and Neptunia V-II for PS4(Wouldn’t be surprised if it’s still PS3 though).

        • Sevyne

          It would be pretty hilarious if the “U” in that title was a complete troll, and the game was on everything BUT the Wii U.

          That’s not me hating on Wii U either (I own one), but it would be hilarious.

        • 9li8

          これら新作の情報は、4月10日発売の『電撃PlayStation Vol.564』でお届けするので、ファンは楽しみにしていてほしい。
          “Details about these new titles will be unveiled in the April 10th issue of Dengeki PlayStation”

          Neeeeeeveeer mind. They will be PlayStation exclusives. I should stop jumping to conclusion like a smart-ass.

          • Sevyne

            So Neptunia U for Playstation?! LOL!

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

              Yessir. Probably means Universe.

              • 9li8

                My money is on Ultimate.

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

                  That works too.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      2 more Neptunia games… wow… they sure can pump them out can’t they.

    • DesmaX

      The WiiU one looks like a port of Re;Birth.

      Not sure if they would want to keep the old designs

    • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

      Not sure if serious or sarcasm.

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

    School Won’t Let Bullied Boy Bring ‘My Little Pony’ Bag to Class

    http://www.wric.com/story/24951935/school-wont-let-bullied-boy-bring-my-little-pony-bag-to-class

    On one hand, I disagree with their decision, but on the other… I know how kids can be. It’s great and all if you want to show your support for your favorite TV series, book, game, whatever, but… Kids are pretty cruel about that sort of thing a lot of the time.

    If a group of boys are talking about how cool the last episode of X was when Y chopped some dude in half and blood was everywhere, then you bring up something about a pony talking about magic and friendship, yeah… I hate to say it, but that’s just asking for trouble. You’re probably going to get your ass beat. Hell, even when I was in school, people would give you shit about playing D&D, Magic, or anything like that.

    I’m not saying it’s right, but it would probably be better if you left that at home and only talked about it with your friends online and when you’re hanging out with each other. What do you guys think?

    • Six

      I think kids are heartless little shits.

      But we all already knew that.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Little shits that would pick on others (I know the feeling all too well) need to be smacked hard across the face multiple times, suspended and grounded from everything. Then sent to whatever those camps are called.

    • Ghost Doge

      Kids don’t understand the impact of their actions. They also don’t understand how to handle other people’s petty bullshit so it gets to them. If only I knew how to not give a fuck when I was younger, dealing with the annoying dickshits in Elementary would’ve been a hell of a lot simpler!

      • Sevyne

        I stopped giving a fuck around mid junior high.

        • Ghost Doge

          I got my first taste of not giving a fuck during my senior year in high school. Unfortunately I didn’t actually stop giving a fuck until I was 19 and on my first semester in college :D

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

          I stopped caring, and went into a time where I wanted to kill them all. No matter who they were.

          • Sevyne

            I actually remember the day it all changed. There was this kid that would follow me to my 3rd class of the day everyday, because he was on the same route as me. He kind of knock me in the back with his shoulder and talk shit.

            One day (after like 6 years of being bullied by punks like this guy), I kind of lost it. Turned around, grabbed him and repeatedly slammed him into the lockers in front of everyone in the crowded hallways. Teacher had to come out and pull us apart. Put a nice dent in those lockers.

            That was the day I realized that I didn’t have to take any crap from anyone anymore, and it really changed everything for the rest of my school life.

            Most people would tell ya to just walk away, but 6 years of that clearly didn’t work, so something just had to give.

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

              Sounds fun. Too bad if I acted on my intentions there would have been a pool of blood and I would’ve been in a shit load of trouble. Even if the kid didn’t die he’d be seriously fucked over. Or she. I didn’t care who it was.

              • Six

                I know that feeling.

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

                  Yah? Have you ever read my short story “Revenge”? Think that, but as a younger kid, without a robot, and only one victim likely.

              • Sevyne

                Well I guess it helps that I’m not at all a violent person. Even in thought I don’t wish death or anything of the sort on anyone, but I do think some people need a really hard taste of reality.

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

                  I am not a violent person usually. But there are some people that I would simply love to simply love to see die.

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

              This dude kept poking my back with a pencil during class one day during Middle School, so I waited for him outside of class from behind the door and as soon as he came out, I placed my right hand onto the right side of his head and slammed the left side of his head into the brick wall in the hallway. Put that fucker down nice and quick, haha.

              Unfortunately, after that incident, I had to spend the remainder of the year at an alternative school. It wasn’t so bad though. I basically got to eat candy and drink coke with lunch and any homework they gave us, they told us we didn’t have to do. The teacher said he was going to pass us all anyway cause he didn’t want us coming back, heh.

              It wasn’t a total waste of time either! This kid taught me how to get rid of hiccups by drinking water upside down.

              • Sevyne

                lol. I didn’t get put in another school, but I did do a few weeks of in school suspension for that incident. That was basically the same thing as your alternative school. Ended up being a frequent visitor in that damn room, for defending others that were being bullied.

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

                  Well, later on, I kept getting into trouble with teachers for, and I quote, “asking too many questions”, so they put me in this room called GASP. I don’t exactly remember what it stood for, but everybody was separated by wooden stalls where we were each given a desk and a stack of dozens of papers each day.

                  If you talked to anybody, you received another stack. If you asked the teacher anything, another stack. Can you go to the bathroom? Only when you were told to and you better have made it count.

                  We ate lunch two hours after the other students in an empty cafeteria and we all had to sit at completely different tables, and we weren’t allowed to talk in line when getting our food or after sitting down. If you somehow managed to finish your work for the day, the teacher would tell you to write your name in cursive for the remainder of the time. We were also only allowed to leave an hour after school was let out (at 3:00 P.M. most of the time).

                  I remember a guy sitting beside me actually got an extra stack of work for accidentally knocking his pencil off his desk. The teacher said, “There WILL be no noise!” and slammed another stack onto his desk. Now that place was brutal, lol.

                  • Sevyne

                    God damn!

        • Six

          It’s hard to stop giving a fuck when you are bullied for things you can’t change. :/

          • Ghost Doge

            Thankfully it’s not impossible. And the things worth having and holding onto rarely come easy! Alas, just another one of those things that a lot of us don’t understand as kids.

            • Six

              Depends on the hand you are dealt.

              A bisexual kid living in the south during junior high and high school? You’d think it was pretty damn impossible.

              • Ghost Doge

                Some places are worse than others, that much is for damn sure. Thankfully there are good people in the world who are at the very least trying to make things better for everyone else. And perhaps more importantly, there are people who accept others for who they are even if they disagree with their views and choices.

                • Six

                  Most people just grow out of it after high school. I’ve gotten friend requests on Facebook from people who had threatened me for being a “faggot”.

                  It’s like for some people, once you graduate, all the shitheadedness magically disappears.

                  • Sevyne

                    Yeah, sometimes they grow out of it for realizing that they were assholes and were hurting someone. Other times they actually get worse! I know a few people that seriously went backwards, and are like 30 year old grade school dickwads.

                  • Ghost Doge

                    I’ve actually made quite a few friends in a similar way. Thing is, kids used to tease me for being chubby when I was younger, and then once I got into martial arts and got fit, I was pretty much only teased for liking anime and games (my high school was made up mostly of ‘thugs’ so cartoons and games were the kind of shit that babies would like). I never exactly had it particularly hard in that regard so I’m not trying to make it seem like I endured the fires of hell during those years.

                    Point I’m trying to get to is that I never fought back until I got sick of people’s shit in my senior year. Once I actually defended myself, “Whoa, white boy can brawl! You’re alright Joe.” Not that my name is Joe, but for whatever reason, the ‘thugs’ called everyone that, so it is what it is >.> Made friends with some guys and eventually all ended up in the military together. Go figure.

                    • Sevyne

                      Yep. One thing I learned is that most of them will back off when they actually have to work for it. Of course, some will still try, but by that point (for me at least) you’ve earned enough “respect” that people will have your back for those cases.

                  • KingNigma

                    I think it’s because things like stupid high school drama and hate doesn’t mean anything in life after high school itself. People seem to hit a reset button afterwards.

                    • Six

                      Hate still means a lot, but just not to as many people. If it didn’t, you wouldn’t have people out there trying to make life difficult for people like me and Elvick.

                      But that is a whole different can of worms.

                    • KingNigma

                      Of course said “reset button” doesn’t mean all past negativity disappears. Some things do stick with people forever which unfortunately those who cause such things don’t realize.

          • Sevyne

            Trust me; I know. I’ve been through it myself.

        • Elvick

          I stopped post-high school, granted my post-high school years were 3 years earlier than my class since I dropped out.

          Being gay in Kansas isn’t great.

          • Six

            I know that feel bro. Shit’s rough.

          • Sevyne

            I could imagine that being pretty difficult.

          • Budgiecat

            Being IN Kansas doesn’t sound great period!

            • Elvick

              It’s not.

              ’tis why I left

    • Sevyne

      I sort of agree with what you are saying, but only because people suck. Ideally a kid should be able to express his/herself without having to worry about this kind of nonsense, but realistically the school is doing the kid a favor. The world is full of assholes and that’s never going to change.

    • Elvick

      We shouldn’t punish the victims and tell them to fix their behavior to “appease” bullies.

      That’s not a solution. It’ll never be a solution. Bullies will always find something.

      • Sevyne

        You are right that it isn’t a solution. It’s merely a bandaid, but I don’t know if there is a solution.

        • Elvick

          Mental health care and awareness…

          Those would help in some cases. Not all mind you, but it’d be a start.

          People who need to put others down to feel better, have problems and should get some help from somewhere.

          edit; Plus this would help with all the mass murders we see that are “because of video games”.

          • Sevyne

            I do agree that some wheels need to be set into motion to help. I can tell you that if this CAN change (I’m really doubtful of that), then it definitely wouldn’t show in our lifetime. That would be some serious long term commitment type shit.

            I’d like to believe humanity is capable of something like that, but I think we both know we aren’t. Definitely not saying we shouldn’t try though (I try to do my part wherever I can). I just don’t see a light at the end of that tunnel.

        • Six

          There will never be a solution, because people hate those who are different.

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

          Refer to my suggestion. Smack them hard and suspend them, ground them, and send them to sensitivity camps.

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

            That’s just going to make people want to do it even more. People are drawn to taboo behavior like a moth to a flame. If you smack them, suspend them, ground them, and send them to sensitivity camps, they are just going to think to themselves, “There must be a reason they don’t like it when I do this. Haha! I’ll just do it some more then!”

            Well, I speak from personal experience anyway, heh. I don’t respond well to being punished for my behavior. I tend to continue doing what I’m doing, sometimes even out of spite after a certain point.

            • Sevyne

              Exactly. It just doesn’t work.

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

                Yeah… As much as it pains me to say it, there honestly just isn’t a solution. Asking for people to control human behavior is like asking to control the universe. This is out of our control and the best we can do is just accept it and move on the best way we know how to.

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

              Kill them then. *shrug* Also who said they should get to go back to public school?

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

                Surely, you jest. Killing isn’t the solution. If you’re asking us to commit genocide for one crime you don’t approve of, then we’ll have to kill off people like you as well. Nobody’s hands are clean in this world.

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

                  The world would be much better without people who would hurt others. I know it isn’t rational and won’t ever happen, but it is a possibility.

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

                    It will never be a possibility and suggesting that we kill people to purge the world of pain would be the most ironic crime of mankind.

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

                      *shrug* Like I said not rational, but I am partly insane.

                    • Sevyne

                      We’d become extinct because nobody is innocent. It’s just that some are less guilty.

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

        Yeah, I agree with that, but let’s think of it this way… Let’s imagine you’re a kid in school that supports his two fathers/mothers and you want to wear a shirt that says ‘Gay Pride’ on it. Well, that behavior may be all well and good on its own, but it’s kind of suicide to do something like that. I remember a guy on a forum I used to frequent many years ago that actually ended up leaving after he made this huge banner for his signature that had multiple pairings and such, talking about how much he loved yaoi.

        He was bullied within 24 hours when putting it up and they kept bullying him until he finally just couldn’t put up with it any more and left. Now, I’m not saying he deserved it by any means, but what I will say is that he should have been smarter. If you really love yaoi, maybe it’s not in your best interest to express yourself around homophobic people.

        What’s wrong with sharing your interest among friends, among people that you know won’t discriminate against you or treat you differently? Why do you feel so compelled to walk into that minefield to try and get a bigoted person to understand you and risk emotional, physical, or psychological harm to yourself when you already have people around you that accept you for you who are and won’t hurt you?

        That’s the kind of thing you should consider as well, I think.

        • Elvick

          No one should have to consider those things. It’s the “it’s a part of life” argument that is just kind of… lazy.

          I know it’s a difficult thing to fix and will likely never be “solved” because some kids (and adults) are going to be dicks, regardless of what happens. Especially if parents refuse to do anything (and tons of parents are useless).

          But I believe we can lessen it and improve the lives of victims AND the bullies.

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

            >It’s the “it’s a part of life” argument that is just kind of… lazy.

            If realism is lazy, then so be it. The argument is lazy then. I don’t know any other way to slice it though. I’m not going to lie to you and tell you it will get better because I know it won’t.

            Everything is a lost cause to an extent. Think about all of the charities and whatnot organizations run for awareness of a mental illness or cancer and people are still suffering and dying from them every day. Even if you improve the lives of the victims and manage to help the bullies turn over a new leaf, think about those you weren’t able to save… Those bullies that are beyond the point of no return and the victims who can never be saved.

            Regardless of how much you think you have changed in this world through your acts, in the grand scheme of things… You have changed very little and humanity itself shall always remain the same, and these acts of hatred will continue for millennia after you and I are gone. It’s in their DNA and simply can’t be removed, and will continue to be passed down from generation to generation until the end of time.

            Those are the lazy, but realistic, facts about our society as a whole.

            • Budgiecat

              heh….

              *light’s a cigarette and looks up to the sky*

  • z_merquise

    This writer nailed what made Vanquish so great. It is a game that is very simple yet had so much depth.

    http://gamasutra.com/blogs/OzzieSmith/20140310/212738/Dissecting_the_Core_Mechanics_of_Vanquish.php

    Vanquish is one of my all-time favorite games. It’s just sad that it was overlooked because this game really had a very simple yet very effective game design that other developers should really take note.

    • Six

      Best third-person shooter I’ve ever played, bar none.

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

        Yep, Vanquish is awesome. I love the ending

      • Budgiecat

        Followed by Binary Domain

        • shogunknight

          Its sad and annoying that these games didnt get the attention they deserved. I was given binary domain for free and i didnt play it for 2 months. My younger brother played it and kept on talking about it to his friends and then i decided to give it a go. I was very impressed and disappointed in myself. Dont judge a book by its cover or reviews. Playing games like disgaea should have taught me that

          • Ghost Doge

            I actually really wanted to play that game but didn’t have the time when it originally came out. Then I bought it from a Steam sale but my computer was acting up and refused to load the game properly. Now I have it from PS+ but have yet to actually get into it <.<

            • shogunknight

              Play it when you get the chance, it may not be as good as a lot of games out in the wild but the story was quite good. It had a nice feel and perspective to technology

        • PrinceHeir

          Definitely!!

          My top TPS games are

          Vanquish,Binary Domain,Uncharted,Tomb Raider,

          Mass Effect,Dead Space,Warframe,Dark Sector,

          I hope for a sequel of Vanquish and Binary Domain soon!!

          These both games deserve another shot with the amount of attention and detailed they’ve put in the game ^^

      • z_merquise
    • PrinceHeir

      I definitely need to replay this game!

      Played it once back in 2010. Don’t know why i stop, probably because of Uncharted 2 MP(which was soo addicting at the time)

      Thanks for the reminder! Will play this summer for sure!

      • z_merquise

        You really should. And once you finished it, play it again. Vanquish is like an arcade game.

        You don’t play it for the story, you play it to blow some shit up as stylish as possible. And every playthrough is really a different experience since the game really encourage experimenting that lead to different playstyle.

    • bloodiOS

      The gameplay is absolutely awesome. The story is shit, however…

      • Ghost Doge

        I don’t understand people who are turned away by the story in games like that. You start off with a fanfuckingtastic suit that lets you do all sorts of awesome shit, yet they’re more interested in the story…. >.>

        • bloodiOS

          Did I imply I was turned away by the story though ;P

          • Ghost Doge

            Nope. And I didn’t imply that you were either. Only gave an opinion on people who were turned away because of the story (which, as you brought up, was kinda bad) :D

            • bloodiOS

              Honestly, I’ve not seen people using the story as an excuse to put down the game. I’ve only heard “I don’t want to play a 4-hour game”.

              • Ghost Doge

                Only place I’ve seen that excuse (story, not length, though I’ve seen that one as well) would be the GameFAQs boards. That said, I don’t think I need to elaborate as to why GameFAQs’ boards are generally a joke, thus making said excuse a joke as well.

        • Elvick

          To be fair, the story gets in the way. In particular when they slow you down in a hallway to (presumably) load up the next area. While it shoves exposition your way.

          I don’t care. Let me woosh around. D:<

          • Six

            Metal Gear Rising does that shit too.

            • Elvick

              I didn’t get that far, I need to switch it to easy and give it another chance.

              That sucks though.

          • Ghost Doge

            Far as I recall, it never particularly tried to take itself seriously. It was just a bunch of random shit going on and then “here you go, go kill all those things in your way!”

            As far as Rising, I have so much love for that game. It’s almost on the same level as GodHand for me, though that’s still an easy winner.

            • Elvick

              I know it doesn’t take itself seriously, but it gets in the way. Like what I described, which is annoying.

              In particular on your second (or more) playthrough.

              • Ghost Doge

                Suppose that would interfere with the flow a little, but I should go back and play the game again in order to refresh my memory. It’s been a while :P

      • z_merquise

        One of my complaint in the game is that the story ended in a non-climactic way. The conflict wasn’t resolved, you haven’t kicked the main baddie’s ass and that there’s a hint of a more bigger threat that wasn’t revealed because there won’t be a sequel for the game.

        Still, Vanquish for me IS the best 3rd person shooter I ever played and every other game in the genre I played now felt tame in terms of overall gameplay (as much as good they were).

    • Elvick

      Best Third-Person Shooter.

      Only wish that some of the invisible walls weren’t there. In particular the area early on in the full game that was used in the demo.

      The turrets would be blown up and you could very clearly leap over them if they didn’t have invisible walls there blocking it. D:<

      So you had to woosh to the stairs. Boo.

    • Elvick

      OH, and it sucks that reviewers harped on the length. (and people in general). The in-game timer doesn’t even count failures, or non-battle time. >_>

      And the game is meant to be arcade-y. And it’s nearly perfect for that.

      • z_merquise

        It’s one thing I really hate about reviewers and some gamers these days. They quickly judge the game from it’s length in the initial playthrough and never ever thought of other things like post-game content or replay value.

    • blank059

      I still have to play the game. I only played the demo which was awesome.

  • bloodiOS

    Maybe it’s about time I quit trying to take on Ornstein with low stats…

    • Ghost Doge

      Maybe it’s about time you ranger up and deal with that motherfucker!

      • bloodiOS

        What does that mean?

        • Ghost Doge

          Dig deep, summon your inner manhood, get ready for some intense suffering, and learn to enjoy it! :D

          • bloodiOS

            Sounds like a scam…

            • Ghost Doge

              Sounds like an excuse to me!

              • bloodiOS

                Sounds an excuse to divert attention from the scam.

                • Ghost Doge

                  Sounds like another excuse to divert attention from the fact that you aren’t either dealing with the motherfucker or grinding away in order to more efficiently deal with the motherfucker later!

                  • bloodiOS

                    But I’m all upfront about trying to do exactly just that and has always been since the first post, so excuse where?

                    • Ghost Doge

                      The excuse is that you’re still here and giving me your attention instead of dealing with your obstacle! :D

                    • bloodiOS

                      I am dealing with it, until you show up to waste my time by trying to scam me into some feel good therapy.

                    • Ghost Doge

                      Listen here, Annie. I’m a good dog in the sense that you can mistreat and abuse and hate me with every fiber of your being but I’ll still love you! No one said you had to pay attention to my scam! 8]

                    • bloodiOS

                      Very true. I shall listen to your advice and toss you into the garbage can like some moldy expired generic hot dogs.

                    • Ghost Doge

                      AND I’LL BE RIGHT BACK AT YOUR DOORSTEP WHEN YOU DECIDE TO PAY ATTENTION TO ME! <3

                    • bloodiOS

                      Good luck with all stray cats ;P

                    • Guest

                    • Ghost Doge

                      It’s okay, I’m not picky! I like a little cat-on-cat crime every now and again if you catch my drift ;D

                    • bloodiOS

                      Well, when you’re lying at the doorstep and being at the mercy of mother nature, you obviously can’t be picky. Do beware of that the cats will simply gang up on ya, and you honestly don’t have what it takes.

                    • Ghost Doge

                      IS THAT A CHALLENGE?! Bring it on, pussycats! I need supplies to make a fur coat for my Annie, and she’s a biiiiiig girl, in all the best ways!

                      Could probably use a little bit more skin but that would violate the whole idea of me not being picky :D

      • Six
        • Ghost Doge

          Before I put my headset on, I thought that was gonna be a fan version of Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now…. Don’t ask.

    • shogunknight

      Do you have the thunder ring? Wait, arent you playing dark souls 2?

      • bloodiOS

        He’s in Dark Souls II, too…

        • shogunknight

          Well then, it seems the torment of ornstein on us has been carried over to the games sequel :(

  • $18114340

    I’ll just drop this here:

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/blazbits-26-in-depth-video-tutorials-for-blazblue-chronophantasma

    Can’t wait for CP later this month. Guilty Bits was great; looking forward to Airdash Academy but really want that Noel episode!

    • PrinceHeir

      No offense, but they need the top JPN players on board if they really want to really break the system and study all the nooks and cranny.

      20 Dustloop players doesn’t mean anything to be honest lol.

      and $9,500 Goal? Seriously? You can buy all the perfect arcadia guides(that comes with frame data and tips and tricks from the actual developers and gamers from the JPN community), full colored artbooks, storybook, OSTs, and even the Limited Edition of the game all at the fraction of the price their asking.

      Sorry for being skeptic. JPN community can produce the same amount of work their doing(even more so) at no cost. All you need is to be more involved to the community and know Japanese of course.

      • $18114340

        That’s kind of missing the point. The series is meant to be a springboard for prospective players in the western community. Of course if you want the really in-depth shit you would study how Japanese players play. Hell, you’d go live and Japan and play with them.

        How many western players do you know who could hold their own against the top Japanese players? I’m betting it’s not many. The average non-Japanese player is going to study Japanese matches but they’re not the ones playing them. Beginners don’t start at the highest level of play.

        This series isn’t meant to go into specifics of matchup-specific tricks, combos, etc. It’s meant to be a primer to introduce people to Blazblue at a beginner’s level. Did you watch Guilty Bits? That’s essentially what this is going to be like, except a more cohesive whole since they’re planning them out from the start. If you can point out a series of already existing videos that serve the same purpose and are as comprehensive then I’m sure Dustloop would have found it already.

        Also, I don’t buy the idea that the Japanese community can produce the same amount of work at no cost. That’s pretty ridiculous. If they could, they would have. We’re not talking about a bunch of in-depth character videos here. We’re talking about a video series created, produced, and edited by the western playing community for the western playing community. To get that level of polish they’re going to need to work on this full time.

        I’m not saying that they’re not asking too much, but I think that your reasons for doubting this campaign to exist are missing the forest for the trees entirely.

  • Elvick

    Anyone start up watching something… then you pause it and end up distracted by other stuff?

    • 9li8

      Oh, man. A LOT.

      • Elvick

        I’ve been trying to finish this movie since 8pm, it’s 11:30pm now.

        And I’m only about half way through. Even then, it was going on in the background. Which I hate.

        I have to focus or I get nothing out of it… I used to have no problems with that, but I’m old now. (25 :P)

        Definitely won’t finish it before tomorrow. Sad.

    • Ghost Doge

      Well, I’ve been watching The Raid: Redemption for about five hours now, mostly because of this damn place :D

      • KingNigma

        Story is whatever but otherwise awesome movie. Can’t wait for the next one.

        • Ghost Doge

          Agreed. I’m pretty much only watching it for the fights. Damn I wish I could be a stunt double in a movie like that >.>

          • Gigus

            Director: Ok bring in the stunt double!

            Ghost: YESH!

            Director: Ok the hot girl is gonna kick you in the nuts, throw you out the balcony and you’re going to try land in the pool. Can you do that?

            Ghost: Wha?!

            Director: Action!

            If thats not good enough here.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mccnPwaPp2E

            • Ghost Doge

              Sounds like a party to me!

              On a similar note, I actually wanted to try and get into motion capture, what with having several years of martial arts under my belt. MAYBE I COULD BE IN DMC 9 OR RE 15!

              • Gigus

                You’d be doing the stunt where they actually crush you with a rock. Speaking of RE, I really hope its a reboot.

                • Ghost Doge

                  Pssh, I’d treat that rock right! Take it out to dinner ‘n shit. Chris just don’t know how to handle ’em properly!

                  • Gigus

                    XD

          • KingNigma

            You’d be the first dog stunt double for a human. I say go for it doggie.

            • Ghost Doge

              WOOF WOOF MOTHERFUCKERS! Real life Hong Kong Phooey all up in here!

    • KingNigma

      I don’t usually pause what I’m watching to do something else but for me it’s when I’m planning on watching something say, in the next 5 mins or so and then I do something like coming here…

      • Elvick

        I’ll do that too. D:

      • Sevyne

        Yup! I was planning on burning through the rest of my playhthrough of Guacamelee, Strider, and Tomb Raider tonight when I got home. Wanted to bang those out before Tuesday so that I could just glue myself to FFX/X-2 for a while. What did I do instead? Ended up here for the night. Happens all of the damn time.

        • KingNigma

          Gematsu is something else man. Making us procrastinate on things we actually want to do.

          • Sevyne

            It was Sal’s plan all along!

        • Ghost Doge

          My original plan, fix a guitar, get more whiskey and coke, watch Soul Eater. Revised plan, get back into Magi, just whiskey. Revised plan, go for a night ride on the motorcycle and get used to driving one again. Revised plan, play Toukiden and watch The Raid. So far I’ve ‘watched’ about 40 minutes of the movie over the last five hours and played 10 minutes of Toukiden. The rest of my time was either here or on YouTube >.>……

          • Elvick

            Ah YouTube and Gematsu… RIP Time.

    • Sevyne

      Way more than I’d like.

    • PrinceHeir

      Happens to me all the time!

  • Gigus
    • bloodiOS

      Damage control, no doubt.

      • Gigus

        Yup

        • shogunknight

          Unfortunately, the pc version may either be the same as the console version or have the good textures pre release. So, damage control by stating the pc version is superior may not help matters. Either way, i want to see what Bandai Namco has to say about this, seems like its been a while since a japanese company has done a graphical downgrade of a hyped game

          • Gigus

            But the complaints were never about the PC version. So stating the PC version is better will never help what happened. This all had to deal with their false advertisement of the console versions.

            It will be alittle bit embarrassing for them if all they have to offer is an apology. It kinda sucks that this has to happen to From Software but it can’t be helped. This is almost similar to the gearbox/aliens incident.

    • Elvick
  • Ghost Doge

    WELL! Found my new text message alert :D

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

    • MrFinalgamer

      that reminds me…i just got to chapter 2…and my god did the game got better! love the side quests (Tiz is the most broken character in my team =3). The bows are so damn OP though

      • Ghost Doge

        I’ve heard that Thief + Bow is really OP early in the game, so make use of that if you’d like. Far as myself, I pretty much put Tiz as a Knight and everyone else as Black Mages. Needless to say Tiz takes 1 damage at most unless I’m in a boss fight where he has a chance of taking around….. 30-80 damage. Everyone else is squishy but they hit hard as hell by abusing weaknesses to make up for it :D

        All that said, glad it picked up for you! I love the game (probably why I’m barely into Chapter 3 with close to 60 hours played) but I really need to focus on the story a little more >.>

        • MrFinalgamer

          my team is
          OP Tiz: Thief
          hit sponge Edea: Knight/white mage
          Badass mage Agnes:Black/White mage
          mixed attacker Ringabel: Spell Fencer/Black Mage

          • Ghost Doge

            I’m used to killing things in one or two turns so for the most part I Brave with Tiz, set him to protect the other three, then the other three Brave and fuck up whatever I’m fighting by using its elemental weakness :P My secondary job for Tiz is Freelancer so I can examine enemies/bosses for future reference.

            I think I might’ve overdone it way too much at this point so I am definitely replaying the game and limiting my leveling (probably turn off exp gain but leave Jp and Pg alone).

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Love that line. She is awesome.

  • PrinceHeir

    Well finished watching Another TV series just now.

    I give it an 8/10 just because it was short and felt like they could have explore the main plot much more.

    Still the twist at the end was nice, did not expected that O__O

    If this were a 25 episode series that showed much gruesome deaths, tons of students dying and all. I would have given this an 8.5-9 for sure!!

    So any horror anime’s i should look out to??

    Already finished Another, Mirai Nikki, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Jigoku Shoujo, Elfen Lied(might have to replay it since i barely know what happened)

    This is my list so far that i’m planning to watch, feel free to add anymore that I’m missing.

    Serial Experiments Lain(have the BD yay!) Haibane Renmei, Elfen Lied,

    Denpa teki na Kanojo, Deadman Wonderland(especially this one!), Pupa, Cossette no Shouzou,

    Umineko no Naku Koro ni,Ookami Kakushi,

    You could say Chaos;Head had some horror in the first half, but ehh it changes once you go towards the mid of the game. Doubt Steins;Gate or Robotics;Notes are as brutal as the first half of Chaos;Head.

    School Days seems to have some deaths as well!! Shuffle has a yandere scene so it interests me fore sure.

    You could add in Anime with Yandere characters as well!!

    • shogunknight

      I wish corpse party had an anime

    • MrFinalgamer

      i just marathoned Another today, holy crap did i NOT see that twist coming at the end! and i won’t even dare come close to any umbrellas now. the feels were strong in this one.
      if you haven’t played it yet, there’s always Danganronpa which is essentially just like the last 2 episodes of Another (every student tries to kill each other), however the game does handle the characters a lot better, and the anime is mostly about each student’s death more than anything

      • PrinceHeir

        GOOD STUFF!!!

        Yeah the umbrella scene was crazy as hell. Seriously how the hell did it stand up for a few seconds so that it can impale you just in time.

        Yeah already plan on playing the series, but i’ll wait for the 2nd game as well so i could buy them at the same time ^^

    • Arcana Gear

      Well umineko animation by DEEN really messed up if you like to think to try to discover the villains, they changed some things that shouldnt be changed….. and cut some talks, and butchered some of the best OST i heard, and only animated half of the VN, which are the questions arcs, the answer arcs AKA as the arcs where they explain things to you, are only in VN state.

      But if you want to watch it, i say go! maybe later you can see the VN.

      • PrinceHeir

        I hope they remake it like Fate Stay Night is getting this year.

        Throw in Tsukihime as well!

        I saw the fighting game and it looks amazing!! 2 on 2 instant tag?? reminds me of KOFXI :)

  • Luna Kazemaru

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7Z5rjJR2828

    lol looks like i’m going to be eating my words lol animation wise it already looks as it will shit on alter memory

    • Elvick

      Love it already.

    • Bobby Jennings

      They’re all blushing. o.O

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

    Don’t you just hate those cocky guys that tell you that you suck at a
    game when you just started playing it, then they deny the fact that they
    used to suck at it when they first started too and tell you that
    they’ve always been that good?

    • Pyrofrost

      Between that, and people that tell you that you suck at the game they’ve never played themselves. smh

    • Elvick

      You sux0rs newbz

    • Gigus

      Shoot’em in the face!…. Oh wait, Hawken right? Shoot’em in the cockpit!

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

        Nah, I was talking about World of Tanks that time, haha. I’m doing alright in Hawken right now, all things considered. I’m still using the recruit unit though, so I’m always the underdog, but at least I’m maintaining a K/D ratio over 1.00 at the moment, so I’m killing more than I’m dying, lol.

    • PrinceHeir

      US FGC in a nutshell.

      Full of elitist pricks, funny how they always get bodied by foreigner players left and right.

      Especially by the Japanese.

      • Sevyne

        It’s fucking hilarious watching them getting their asses kicked by Japanese players. Unfortunately, they still think they’re hot shit afterwards.

        • PrinceHeir

          I think the only game they really do good at is Marvel.

          Then again, who the hell plays Marvel seriously aside from US??

          And even then they still get destroyed by players like Nemo and such.

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

        Oh, trust me… Japanese players behave the same way in arcades, haha. If they just bodied you and you want to give them a handshake for a good game, you better think again. The competition is brutal.

  • DamageCity

    If anyone is interested in seeing my photos from the Dengeki event, try here…

    http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DeadByDawn/library/Dengeki%20Kanshasai%202014

    • shogunknight

      Woot, that 2nd pic and the Sonico pics O_O

  • Bobby Jennings

    So guys, J-Stars Victory Versus in 2 more days.

    Do I need to say that I’m excited?

    • DarkLegacy

      I’m excited for it too

  • Pyrofrost
  • http://www.deathpaneldesigns.tumblr.com dp

    Check out @deathpanel on IG for some really special photos. Thank you for your time & support

  • EX+

    I’m pretty salty. inFamous: Second Son comes out a few days and I don’t have a PS4 yet. Oh well, I’ll get it later.

    But seriously the game looks awesome. The powers, gameplay and the graphics. Some people thought it was downgraded since the E3 gameplay, but they jumped to conclusions by comparing compressed YT screens to direct feed of the E3 footage. There was no downgrade.

    These are some screens of the game from people who got the retail version early. It’s gonna look so good in native 1080p! No spoilers.

    http://cdn.dualshockers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/inFAMOUS_no_Spoil_006.png

    http://cdn.dualshockers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/inFAMOUS_no_Spoil_007.png

    http://cdn2.dualshockers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/inFAMOUS_no_Spoil_011.png

    http://cdn2.dualshockers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/inFAMOUS_no_Spoil_017.png

    http://cdn.dualshockers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/inFAMOUS_no_Spoil_002.png

    http://cdn2.dualshockers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/inFAMOUS_no_Spoil_009.png

    • DarkLegacy

      Cool screenshots. Well we have 5 more days until it’s released

      • Gigus

        wish I had ps4 though :(

        • DarkLegacy

          Looks like you’ll be waiting longer to get one, right?

          • Gigus

            Yup, its sold out in my area. I can order off of amazon but their shipping price is really unfair for my area.
            If you mean that I’m waiting for FF no, I’m not. There is a decent amount of games for me already to get a ps4.

        • EX+

          You and me both.

          • DarkLegacy

            You will be waiting long for one. I hate waiting

  • EX+

    Has anyone here actually unlocked all of the vocations of DQ9?
    The only one I’ve gotten so far is the gladiator. Is it more sensible to wait until after the game to be doing that?

    • Gigus

      You might have to ask the cat about that one.

      • EX+

        @Budgiecat:disqus? Alright.

        • Gigus

          Yup. Hes the only one I know that openly spoke out that he likes the series. I’ve only played 8 but never finished.

          • EX+

            Apparently, 8’s pretty good. What’s it like?

            • Gigus

              I can’t remember XD.

              • EX+

                Lol.
                I’m watching a video right now.
                And it looks pretty damn good. I think Dragon Quest XI should be on the PS4.
                Just because of how much potential there is.

                • Gigus

                  Tell square enix that XD. I really don’t know what they plan to do.

            • Kobracon

              I’m kinda a fan of the series as well, DQ 8 has more characters than 9 on the fact that you don’t create them like in DQ9, the voice acting is actually pretty good and is a pretty good way to enter the series. It was known to be old skool hard back then but if you can handle DQ9, this should be no prob.

              There aren’t vocations like in 9, but each character can specialize in certain weapons, changing up their playstyle. Overall, it is pretty good.

              Also if you have a DS, the remakes are pretty fantastic.

  • z_merquise

    I just completed the 2nd Muramasa DLC. It’s pretty good! I’m looking forward to their next DLC.

    And the artwork for getting the 2nd ending for Gonbe is pretty good! It’s currently my Vita wallpaper. Pic below (spoilers for those who haven’t beaten it)






































    http://i.imgur.com/IU47XHS.jpg

    • Omega_Shiro

      how do you get the damn box to hide things..

      • Ghost Doge

        If you mean that the message won’t collapse and show see more at the bottom, you just have to refresh the page :D

  • HighBrowDrifter

    I have committed a sin…..I saw the new Infamous Second Son power on YouTube…it’s….it’s AMAZING! *tears of joy*

    • Gigus

      lulz no need to feel guilty. I’m pretty sure there is a handful of people who have done it already.

  • Guest

    Just finished Legend of Heroes Sen No Kiseki

  • Guest

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  • Guest

    Finished Sen No Kiseki






































    That ending, I had been convinced Crow was not [[C]] after the indecent when the airship was shot down he cant just casual come back out lol but then he left and did stuff and shot Osborn. I Really hope the sequel goes in to his past. The ending battles were good and the twists that boss Loa (Giant black thing just to jog memory lol) was tough. Vamelion ahh I already forgot the name of the mecha Rein had..but yea pumped for the sequel. Dramatic ending well most of it

    • Omega_Shiro

      Fucking disqus bug….its gone to guest and cloned the post badly..

      • PrinceHeir

        So you understand Japanese :D

        Pretty cool!

        • Omega_Shiro

          えと。。ありがとうございます! :)
          クロウ どうして!
          did you by any chance play Sen No Kiseki?

          • PrinceHeir

            にほんご を ちょうと はなする :(

            でも、 まいにち れんしゅう します!

            Sen no Kiseki を しません :(

            たのしかった?

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    Sunk my teeth into South Park: SOT. I rike it.

    It’s very reminiscent of Mario and Luigi RPG’s on the DS and GBA.
    The story is..defintiely of Matt and Trey’s flair.

    What class you guys chose? I went with Fighter. Thinking about using Jew or Thief next playthrough.

  • Ghost Doge

    Soul Sacrifice Delta owners who understand Japanese, how’s the story? In your opinion is it at/below/above the level of the original’s? I’m definitely buying the game if/when it’s localized, that goes without saying. I just want some information to tease myself with :D

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

      I own the game but won’t be able to pick it up till Monday. Don’t think I’ll be able to give an opinion on the story till I put in some playtime though

      • Ghost Doge

        Then be sure to post in an OF whenever you feel you have played enough and hopefully I’ll catch the post!

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

          Sure

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

    Well I’m happy, my dlc videos for Drag-On Dragoon 3 are getting a lot of hits on YouTube

  • bloodiOS

    Has anyone used the sex-change coffin in Dark Souls II yet?

    • Gustavo Rosario

      So that’s what happened to my first character! I thought I messed up or something…I restarted it for nothing?!

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

    One thing I hate about using Ebay is when someone buys my stuff but they don’t pay. Why the hell would people bid on stuff when they won’t pay for it. Then I have to waste my time and send courtesy emails, are you going to pay mfer? Sometimes they pay but others they don’t and I get a lame final value fee and have to start alllll over selling

    I really do hate that

    • Budgiecat

      Use Amazon

      • PrinceHeir

        YUP!

        Ebay is only for the rare items, which a lot ebay scrapers only use because they bought it day 1 in multiple copies and sell them on overprice value(see Ni No Kuni Wizard’s Edition)

        But Amazon has been doing good lately. I saw rare games that is being sold as “Amazon Fulfilled”

        At least that guarantees me that i’ll be getting the game and will need to be paid ASAP.

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

          Sweet thanks, I haven’t considered it but I’ll check them out

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

        Thanks I’ll check it out

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

    I think I’m going to be get Hollow Fragment, looks pretty good

  • Martian Wong

    It is so hard to hunt down a PS4 in New York City. I stopped by: Best Buy, Various Gamestop and then finally PC Richard. All of them has no PS4 in stock. I am one person too late in Best Buy. Now my brother needs to go to Walmart out of City into Farmingdale to get one. Sigh, this is frustrating.

  • Bobby Jennings

    So yeah my roommate is streaming MGSV right now if you guys wanna see it.

    http://www.twitch.tv/geekyj0hn

    • Budgiecat

      lol guess not…

      • Bobby Jennings

        Yeah someone complained and it got taken down :(

  • Six
  • PrinceHeir

    New Artwork of Final Fantasy X artist Yusuke Nora :)

    http://squareportal.net/2014/03/16/new-final-fantasy-x-artwork-by-yusuke-naora/

    http://squareportal.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/1wallpaperhd.png

    They really need to make a FF Game that has this kind of artstyle!!

    Yuna and Tidus looks around 20+ to be honest :)

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

      Yuna looks amazing

    • Elvick

      Stunning artwork

  • Arcana Gear

    Makes me by even more proud of twitch when i see this

    http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/709/304/881.jpg

  • PrinceHeir

    Why did i laugh so hard about this!?! XD

    http://giant.gfycat.com/TimelyInfatuatedAntarcticfurseal.gif

    Damn you Garrus!

  • PrinceHeir
    • 9li8

      I’M HYPED.

      Sinon the best girl is finally animated, and is voiced by Sawashiro to boot. Also, trap Kirito looks delicious.

      Hmm they said they’re only adapting volume 5 and 6. So 12 episodes only, huh? I hope this means better pacing compared to the first season.

      • PrinceHeir

        Can’t wait for one of my favorite female seiyu(Avatar pic) :D

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

      All I’m asking for is more action, first and second season lacked on that and went for the harem route

  • PrinceHeir

    If you have 43 minutes to spare, watch Umezu Kazuo no Noroi

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjxSL3Hy92E

    It’s a one episode horror anime ^^

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

    Anyone play videogames for stress relief?

    • KingNigma

      Especially for stress relief.

    • Gigus

      Half and half.

    • $18114340

      Yes.