Open Forum #109
posted on 08.16.14 at 11:31 AM EST by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Open Forum #109

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  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Hey, guys. Been away the past couple of days. It was my birthday on Wednesday, so I’ve been out of NY celebrating. Apologies for the late Open Forum this week!

    (Also, if anyone is wondering about the site changes – we have a few ad takeovers coming up and had to make a few adjustments so that everything would fit properly. I think it looks pretty nice like this, though.)

    • Nice Boat

      Happy birthday Sal. Stay classy

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

      Happy Birthday, same month as Jessica Nigri

    • DarthBrian

      Happy B-Day!!! ^_^

    • Budgiecat
      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        Good call. Better image, I think. Once I get back to the hotel I’ll change it. I went with Hills because it was literally the last thing suggested in the previous Open Forum.

    • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

      Happy Belated Birthday! Sal! :D

    • Karysonson

      Happy Birthday Sal!

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

    Libido overdrive, wasn’t getting Neptunia U at first but my Hyperdimension posters made me

    • Samsara09

      moe level:Over 9000!

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

    Was able to sell my 1TB PS3 and all my games , going to use the money and buy the 1TB Advanced Warfare Xbox One bundle. Perfect timing since Black Friday is close by

    • Budgiecat

      selling your PS3….when Godzilla is coming

      I don’t..even…

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

        Not interested in Gojira

  • Six

    Quantum Break, while not the most graphically impressive game, has got some absolutely stunning effects.

    http://i.minus.com/in3D3eZQPqxcW.gif

    • Samsara09

      wht would be visually impressive?That game has really beautiful graphics.

      • Six

        It is a good looking game, but it does fall a bit behind other console exclusives.

        Those effects tho. The way the wood planks ripple behind him is just incredible.

        • Samsara09

          your eyes are impressive,for I can’t see those bits of yours.
          well,what happened with the wood planks?

    • Martian Wong

      What genre is this? Similar to Infamous style?

      • Six

        It’s a third-person shooter.

        • Martian Wong

          I see, so it is like Lost Planet. Looks cool~

          • Budgiecat

            meh no….mix Max Payne with timeshift

  • z_merquise

    It’s already given that there would be a Metal Gear Rising sequel. Only question is when.

    I personally prefer if the sequel take place after the first game yet at the same time, I want to see also see how the events turn out in KojiPro’s version of MG Rising (Metal Gear Solid: Rising). It would be cool if they made a downloadable game that shows Raiden’s adventure as a cyborg but before the events in MGS4. They can’t just let those assets KojiPro made go to a waste.

    I think the idea for MGS V: Ground Zeroes is really nice. Release a playable “early version” of an in-progress game, as long as the core gameplay mechanics is already there. The reason why it had a bad reception was because it was over-priced for a very short game and it surely misdirect the casual buyers to think that it’s “the real deal” and not some prologue.

    Of course, game should be developed by Platinum Games. Just imagine, a prologue to Metal Gear Rising sequel, story took place before MGS 4, give Raiden some good amount of skills and combos to upgrade/purchase, some boss fights exclusive for that story and of course, a good amount of replay value. I really wish that will happen.

    • Samsara09

      Well…I am not rich,if they make a prologue for rising’s sequel,make it count.If they can’t,they should simply release the sequel.

      I excuse them for GZ because if they tried to make it a full game,they would be deceiving us as well,since they would be forced to drag it…and because The Phantom Pain is going to be beastly…

      • z_merquise

        Very few game developers tried to experiment with a downloadable ‘prologue’ for an upcoming game. When priced right, is really a neat idea.

    • Six

      Personally, I’d rather have PG and KojiPro focus all of their efforts on MGR2. No prologue Ground Zeroes kind of thing.

      Give me full game on PS4/X1/PC with a longer development time than the original with improved cutting gameplay and that wallrun ability they couldn’t fit in the first one.

      Also, use the more powerful hardware to make it so objects you cut like trees etc don’t have to disappear.

      • Samsara09

        yeah,the original concept of the game was that everything you slash would be cut…but well,they couldn’t do it and went with zambatsu mode,which only cuts in determined points.

        The PS4 can probably do it.Well,considering how hyped they were for this concept,I am sure they will try it again.

    • Budgiecat

      hope Fox Engine would be lent out..

      • z_merquise

        That would be pretty great if Platinum did use Fox Engine for Rising sequel.

        As of now, they’re using Unreal Engine 4 for Scalebound. I wonder if they’ll use it in future games but I so want to see them use Fox Engine. Seeing the engine used in a fast-paced action game that Platinum can do is surely a treat.

    • PrinceHeir

      They already have a Fox Engine version of Rising Raiden via Jamais Vu.

      So hopefully we do get a Raiden game in Fox Engine :)

      • z_merquise

        I’m expecting a new cyborg body for Raiden in MGR sequel but using the old one as an alternate costume would be nice.

  • DarthBrian

    Ugh. Have to get a haircut now. So tired. :(

  • Martian Wong

    It feels like everything is pointing at FFXV will be in TGS next month. From Shinji Hashimoto saying “We might tell you what is our plans, but it’s better you see by yourself at Tokyo. (laugh)” And an interview with Yoshida in Famistu(hope I spelled right) saying there will be big announcement regarding to PS4 coming in TGS.

    • Slickyslacker
      • Martian Wong

        I saw it. But I am not sure what is his role regarding to FFXV. Maybe his job with FFXV is already finish or his work is being passed on to another member of the team.

        • Slickyslacker

          That’s all we have left to believe in, at least. Same reason why Kitase (hopefully) departed from the project earlier this year.

          It’s near impossible to put faith in something you can’t see.

          • Martian Wong

            I am hoping the will will announce the release window at TGS coming next month. The mindless grinding in FFXIV is numbing.

          • Samsara09

            Well,we are sure of something:Square Enix is betting everything in this game.They want to make their best game yet.If they didn’t,they could simply rush this game,release it half-assed for PS3.

            • Martian Wong

              For those had been waiting for this since 2006 will buy it regardless how bad it is. Just to reward ourselves.

              • Samsara09

                Honestly,I believe in Nomura.That guy knows his stuff.if he didn’t,people would be badmouthing him like they do with Toriyama…well,they do call him trollmura,but he is rather trollish with his plot twists…

                • Martian Wong

                  I totally agree. There are three Japanese developer I really admire. The first one is Tetsuya Nomura, second is Hideo Kojima and third one is HIdeaki Anno( The creator of Evangelion. They are not in ranks, they are all special to me.

                  • Budgiecat

                    Yu Suzuki
                    Sakaguchi
                    Araki

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      Don’t you love Hiroyuki Ito’s cleaning techniques???

                • Budgiecat

                  you add him (toriyama) with scenario writer Daisuke Watanabe and the now questionable (FFX 2.5 novella wtf) Nojima, and you’re in for a bad time…

            • Budgiecat

              beta was completed in 2011

      • Samsara09

        That means nothing.Do you really think XV’s development would be screwed simply because one person left Square?

        The team has hundreds upon hundreds of personnel.Finding a substitute will be easy.Besides,the guy could be freelancing…

        I still think Erren did this simply to spite SE.

        • 罪罰

          main.
          MAIN.

          • Martian Wong

            Maybe they have more than main programmer. Beside, there are tons of programmers in SE.

          • Slickyslacker

            Hiroshi Harata was also working alongside Yasui as a co-main programmer, and is apparently still occupying that position.

            • 罪罰

              That’s good.

          • Samsara09

            main?Do you think that simply because it’s a main,the guy can’t be replaced?Besides,she didn’t prove he left.

    • Samsara09

      well,every year I thought everything pointed for XV to make an appearance.Every year was a disappointment,except for last year’s E3…

      But yeah…if they plan to release it in 2015 in japan(idk,fall or winter),perhaps they will reveal it again in TGS…

    • Six

      plz be excite

      It’s not enough that SE kneecapped my love for JRPGs with FFXIII, but now they’ve got to keep dragging this shit on.

      Can I just have Kingdom Hearts III instead?

      • Samsara09

        There is no way KH3 is coming before it.Knowing SE,once they finish XV,they will probably add personnel from Xv to aid in KH3.Either that or go do another game,like a XV-2.

        Have faith,Nomura is taking years to do this,But I am sure he will pull it off.Who knows,once you play XV,you may be saying your love for JRPGs returned

        • Martian Wong

          If KH3 can release before FFXV. The world has lost it’s sanity. E3 2013’s trailer is just a build to imitate actual game play.

          • Samsara09

            well,there is indeed no way.But honestly,KH3 will take way less time to make.Simple.XV is a unique,original world…they need to make all from scratch…

            but KH3 is the ending to a 11+ years saga(+ being the difference between 2014 and the year the game releases).Everything is settled…all the pieces are in place.

            • Martian Wong

              Yea, They need to build everything from scratch of FFXV back in 8 years ago.

              • Samsara09

                well,development only began in 2009,or so…then they began making it for PS3…and then they are redoing it for PS4.This is why I think it will be releasing by 2015-2016…

                considering how ambitious this game is,and how they are making it from scratch,plus the years they were working on it in the PS3…I think 4-5 years is acceptable.If they began the PS4 project in 2011…

                making from scratch means it’s not a sequel.A sequel has the original entry as a stepping stone.This game doesn’t.It’s an original project.

                • Martian Wong

                  The shift of the game from Ps3 to Ps 4 took place in 2011 shortly after the Fabula Nova Crystallis conference/ 1st department conference.

                  • Samsara09

                    well,2 years to go.I hope we won’t be forced to wait 8 years again.

                    • Martian Wong

                      If we have to wait another 8 years again, one way or another the stock of SE will go straight down…..

                    • Samsara09

                      for another game I meant…it doesn’t need to be square.I meant for any game.

                    • Martian Wong

                      Kingdom Hearts 3 wants to say Hello to you. But I wont let him.

                    • Samsara09

                      well,that’s on par…we are gonna be waiting 3 years or 4 for this game.

                    • Budgiecat

                      probably waiting for that Japanese PS4 install base to increase some more.
                      Remember, 7th gen really got rolling in 2008/9.
                      We’re still in “2007” mode.( maybe even 2006 considering XBox 360 came out in 2005).
                      thats 8 years before 8th gen became a thing.
                      So its not impossible to imagine the game coming out past 2016, though S-E needs the $ indeed

                    • Martian Wong

                      I will forget about it for a while. Just like they instructed about FFXV.

                • Budgiecat

                  Development began in 2006. Beta was completed in 2011.

                  Fall of 2011 however, is when Sony issued out the PS4 devkits.

                  S-E, probably that the PS4 was gonna hit in 2012 or whatever, pursuaded Nomura (who was initially reluctant) to port everything over so it could be on PS4.

                  thats why we got bullshit “we are in full production mode” announcement in fall of 2011..

                  • MrFinalgamer

                    That’s dumb. KH2, and FFXII released when the PS3 was already out. =/

        • Martian Wong

          Perhaps FFXV-2. They already said that there will be sequel of the first game.

          • Samsara09

            they called it an epic,though.Honestly,I like it.They are making this game with sequels in mind,

            XIII’s mistake was that the myths weren’t fully developed yet,plus the fact that they probably din’t expect sequels.Perhaps they did XIII-2…but then they botched it.

            • Martian Wong

              Regarding to FFXIII, they said they have a lot of material left out from FFXIII. They said they will either release it as DLC story or a new game. I believe the reason was they need to make Xbox 360 version and PS3 the same. So they must cut back the original game.

              • Samsara09

                well,they usually do brainstorms…so,they make a hell-load of concepts and then cut them off…until the final product is made.Since XIII had a development hell to the end,the cut could have been more drastic.

                • Martian Wong

                  Regardless, I did not enjoy FFXIII at all. After playing half of FFXIII and the demo of FFXIII-2, I told myself I dont need to bother with it.

                  • Samsara09

                    lol…I bought all three and played them…but,eh…

                    • Martian Wong

                      Did you beat all three of them?

                    • Samsara09

                      only XIII and XIII-2.I like them,but eh…looking at it now with all the three in hand,I see they wasted the trilogy’s potencial.

      • Martian Wong

        The Sony conference from SDCC stated 10 million units of PS4 sold. And Sony wants to boost the sale of PS4 in Japan. By announcing FFXV’s release date will surely boost the sale. I doubt Japanese will buy the game on Xbox One. And to boost the sale of Vita is having Capcom release Monster Hunter Portable 4 on it.

        • Samsara09

          well,TGS is a Japanese event.They re-revealed the game in a western event…why not reveal the release window in a Japanese event?
          Honestly,I don’t have a penny to buy a PS4,that is why I am rather afraid of it releasing in 2015…

          • Martian Wong

            I doubt it will be released in 2014. Based on the fiscal report, they dont expect the game to hit the market before March 2015.

            • Samsara09

              2015!I edited it!
              shit…I see…so,whoever is replying only sees the edit when they refresh the page,I suppose.

        • Six

          Most people in general aren’t going to buy FFXV on Xbone.

          If my 17 year-old self knew I was planning on doing just that he’d have a fit.

          • Martian Wong

            The broad of X1’s FFXV on Gamefaqs is dead. No one talk there. They all going to the PS4 version.

      • MrFinalgamer

        How about Chrono Break? I want a new Chrono game…

  • Budgiecat

    uh so anyways I posted this earlier, but got no replies.

    I see a whole lot of hype for Silent Hills and Evil Within, and even REmake remastered, but a considerable lack of hype for Until Dawn.

    Upon seeing that playable demo, it reminds me of RE Veronica and Obscure the Aftermath mixed with Saw and old school horror movies.

    But the coolest thing no ones talking about is the 100 endings and
    every choice you make in this horror game makes a difference, it has thousands of branches..
    http://www.destructoid.com/until-dawn-has-hundreds-of-endings-and-thousands-of-branches-279599.phtml

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCpES5O5pvo

    • TheBlackRabbit

      sweet

    • Six

      Cabin in the Woods has ruined that kind of scenario for me.

      Graphics are nice tho, and the 100 endings thing is intriguing.

      • Budgiecat

        Im not gonna fault it for one bad movie that has nothing to do with the game or developers thats just silly..

      • MrFinalgamer

        If that movie put a bad taste in your mouth, then go back, and see Evil Dead!

    • Elvick

      People wrote/write off Until Dawn. So it’s not surprising. People looked at the trailer and said it was another cinematic game, even some people bitching about spoilers and people mocking Sony for saying it’ll reinvent horror games or w/e.

      People like to judge games.

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

    Kanon in God Eater 2 is a closet sadist, only shows it when she’s fighting Aragami

    • futuristic_imagination

      Yeah that is true in God Eater Burst. I was like did I get hit? hmm no damage, turn my camera around and I see her shooting at me. Now I always dodge towards the Aragami so it hits them instead of me. :) Now I want to go back to playing GE2!

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

        Lol she’s crazy and awesome

  • bloodiOS

    NISA seriously should localize this!

    • Six

      Needs more loli spanking to be viable for US release.

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

      That game looked pretty dark

    • Budgiecat

      Imagine if those were in game 3D cel shaded screenshots …

      • 罪罰

        do you know how cel shading works

        • Budgiecat

          do you know what love is

          • 罪罰

            I do.

            • Budgiecat

              Well I dun want you to show me

    • PrinceHeir

      Really want this!

    • Ghost Doge

      No idea what that is but dat art style.

    • Sky

      dat first image tho

  • 罪罰

    No matter what I do, every time I watch a The Order 1886 gameplay I just can’t help to get annoyed at it. What the hell is this, goddammit? I wanna be positive about it but the developers comments, the gameplay they show (the little gameplay they show) it’s just.. it’s just boring. E3 gameplays, Gamescom gameplays, the enemies are brain dead, cutscene for everything, every thing they have to do is a cutscene. Not even Naughty Dog goes overboard like this.

    It sure does look pretty.

    • Budgiecat

      I dunno those werewolves look pretty freaky and I was just thinking the other day: we sure dont have a lot of werewolves in games..but we sure do have way too many zombies though…

      • 罪罰

        The concept, and presentation is great and very unique but MAN, they are boring me to tears with all of that monotonic horse shit. At least (not taking sides) Quantum Break is all shooting and running and flipping flooping time wooping pew pew. It keeps pace.

        • Budgiecat

          woah woah that sounds great but you’re describing Quantum Break like it’s Resonance of Fate, let’s not exacerbate a situation before it’s too late; I say let’s just wait and see at a later date; too soon to hate, you feel me mate?

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

      I’m not interested in it, looks like a movie with QuickTime events. There’s no multiplayer so when you beat the short campaign there goes your money

      • Budgiecat

        meh I dont care about multiplayer. I barely touch it. Skipped mp iin:

        the last of Us
        Uncharted 3
        Kane & Lynch 2
        Dark Sector
        Stranglehold
        Socom Confrontation

        and as far as ‘movie with Quicktime events, I played Heavy Rain, Walking Dead, Jurassic Park, Asura’s Wrath Back to the Future, Zack & Wiki and Beyond: two Souls and Life is Strange looks interesting so Im not too worried about it

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

          The game doesn’t really stand out though even there’s werewolves

          Not very impressed by Ready At Dawn’s first game for PS4 unlike when they made Ghost of Sparda on PSP

          • Budgiecat

            Visually its one of the most impressive looking 8th gen games. (tommorrow Children, Cuphead, UC4, No Man’s Sky, Driveclub are among it) and the setting is cool like Bloodborne and the weapons look cool and it has Nicola tesla. I mean, he’s cool…

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

              Ya I guess it wins the visuals award

    • Six

      The impressions from Gamescom haven’t done this game any favors.

      Holy shit is it gorgeous though.

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

        Most games on PS4 are which shows how much ease of use devs have had with porting/developing their games

    • Elvick

      So don’t play it. I have no interest in Insomniac’s Xbone game, but I don’t seek it out to then justify not liking it for all time. I just move it along.

  • Ping92

    tropico 4 is selling for 39 cents lol

    edit: aaaand it’s gone

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/57690/

    • DarthBrian

      Tropico 4 is great. Which is why I already had it before the price mistake. :p

  • Six
    • Budgiecat

      I keep forgetting about that game mainly because Ubisoft has released so many of them and also now they have Rogue coming out the same time which just feels like …..why

      • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

        Aw c’mon Budgie; AC Rogue’s existence is easy to understand.

        1) They don’t wanna waste time + resources trying to squeeze Unity onto last gen platforms, but…

        2) They also want to put out another game for the massive install base on those machines, and…

        3) They’re still not confident in spinning off their new, open world Pirate games into their own series. So Rogue is one more entry, at least, that will “set sail” while borrowing the powerful Assassin’s Creed brand to sell. But it’s pretty clear they’re gauging interest on whether or not they can spin it off into it’s own Pirate themed-series**… heck, “Rogue” sounds like a good name for a pirate game series anyway…

        But I get ya. There are a lot of these. And they blend together. And I want Beyond Good & Evil 2 and a new Prince of Persia way worse than any of these things

        ** – http://www.polygon.com/2013/12/6/5183496/ubisoft-survey-future-of-assassins-creed-separate-pirate-spinoff

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

    This High School DxD New Vita game should be out soon

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

    Looking forward to playing Omega Quintet, interested in seeing what the game will be like

    So far from the trailers it looks fun

    • Budgiecat

      looks like a semi decent PS2 launch game…

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

        I’m not just interested in looks probably why I don’t care about The Order

        • Budgiecat

          you complain about the Order’s linear gameplay and lack of MP, but I guarantee Omega will have the same dull lifeless linear dungeons the Neptunia series had as well as uninspired battle engine and dull Visual Novel like cutscenes.

          But oh dat costume break!

  • DarthBrian

    Back from getting haircut. Now I’m hungry.

    • Budgiecat

      fauxhawk, blowout, combover, 70’s mop hair, buzzcut or 80’s mullet?

      • DarthBrian

        none of the above. I’m old. Got an old person haircut.

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

    Had to take a screenshot of Genki when I got this angle

    • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

      Well, we know what he *really* wants to study under.

  • LordKaiser
    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      I really appreciate the whole “We will not discuss this during this time” approach, as it does seem to be sort of capitalizing on the tragedy (even if Blizzard is doing fine and being respectful in their own right).

      But ultimately, I feel like nothing will come from this – I know NOA was well aware of his Nintendo, and gaming in general, passion. But I don’t think NCL in Japan knew or cared much, and at the end of the day, they call the shots. Still, Zelda is more popular in the West than in Japan, and Eiji Aonuma certainly knows it. So I’m hopeful. I’m just no expecting anything right now.

      But it would be really sweet to run into a funny character named “Robin” somewhere in the next Zelda game :D

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

    Tuesday is going to be awwwwwesome

    Diablo 3 Ultimate Evil Edition and Sword Art Online Hollow fragment

    Diablo III: Reaper of Souls — Sharing Your Adven…: http://youtu.be/veKqTbmgJfM

    Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Spawning Ultimate E…: http://youtu.be/YRF4akCnr6U

    • DarthBrian

      I can’t afford all these games. >_<

    • Six

      The calm before the storm. :P

      Guess I should starting picking which games I’ll be buying day one and which will have to wait.

    • Budgiecat

      never was a Diablo fan. I dun like that camera angle..

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

        Nothing wrong with it

        • Budgiecat

          Didnt say there was. I said I dun like it

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

            It’s the best view for RTS games

    • Willgaea

      I think I’m to powerful to play the expansion. Gonna pass for now.

  • LordKaiser

    Anyone who has a Vita and was interested in Ys I & II for PSP should get it now for $7.34 before the Anime sale on PSN sales. Also there’s Persona FES for $2.50 and Symphonia for $7.50.

    These are PS+ prices, normal price are around less than $11 for Ys I&II, Persona III FES for $5 etc.

    I think that today it’s the last day.

    • Willgaea

      I picked up One piece 2

    • Sky

      I’m gonna go for one piece 1 and 2. I don’t mind including persona 3 too. Still need to finish that game where i left off.

  • Akari Akaza

    Last night I was playing P.T. with my PS gold headsets. I can hear somebody breathing hard in my right and left ear is so creepy! the physics engine of the ghost is incredible Kojima is right when he said “This Is Going To Make You S**t In Your Pants” is this game really going to be Silent Hill?

    • Budgiecat

      Hopefully its like Siren Blood Curse, which gave you the choice of playing in 3rd or 1st person at any time.

      And Sony really needs to hurry up with Morpheus

      • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

        Morpheus? Can pass, what really matters are games.

        • Budgiecat

          Adds to the experience you sloppy lactating nipple

      • 罪罰

        MAN BECAUSE ALONE IN THE DARK WAS AMAZING
        3RD PERSON 1ST PERSON YEAH YEAH AMAZING

        • Budgiecat

          you off your meds again?

    • MrFinalgamer

      I’m inclined to say that’s more of Del Toro’s magic. Partially because I love his work, and also because he has experience with horror movies, unlike Kojima.

  • futuristic_imagination

    It good to be back online!

    So it seems my Tales of Xillia 2 (pre-ordered from the BandaiNamco Store) is being shipped today and its arriving on Sunday. Which seems weird to me, I thought they don’t deliver on Sundays. Is anyone having a similar situation as me?

    edit: never mind found out Amazon and USPS had a deal to do Sunday deliveries and my city is one of it. :)

    • Samsara09

      damn you!!!
      You lucky guy…

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

      Gotta love free Amazon Prime Sunday shipping

    • TheBlackRabbit

      pls tell me you stream….

      • futuristic_imagination

        I wish I could “Orz

        I don’t have the equipment and my internet is not that that good at the moment.

        • TheBlackRabbit

          damn it…gonna have to wait till i get it then…or binge youtube vids…>.>. Have fun my friend

    • Sky

      I’m probably gonna pick up Xillia 2 on the weekend. Can’t wait to play the sequel.

    • Wolf Star

      You get to play the game early then :D

  • Budgiecat
    • DarthBrian

      Wrong character for the song, but funny anyway I guess.

  • PrinceHeir
  • MrFinalgamer

    Sal Romano I need to know why “Cool skeleton storyteller” is not in the OF! The people demand Skeletons!

    http://a.pomf.se/uclabt.png

    • Six

      Because nanu nanu.

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      Yeah, he’s pretty cool. But he’s no “Giant Walking Golden Orb guy” – that’s my favorite new character from Gamescom :D

      http://youtu.be/wOtiMtZxrrc?t=1m23s

    • 罪罰

      Robin Williams better

    • Ping92

      No! The ppl demand Robin Williams! skeleton storyteller wait in line

      • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

        I like how there’s a line :)

        But yeah. Williams’ wins this week, for sure. Good job, Sal!

        • LordKaiser

          Flubber is the 1rst thing I think when I see him.

  • DichaTesoro

    Can anyone suggest good sports anime? Not to watch, but just some about specific and different sports? Screencaps would be nice too if possible…I’ve an idea for a display at work, though I doubt anyone there would find it amusing.
    Please?

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

        That’s great. But I wanted to use something from Free! for swimming…the whole homoerotic-ness would be a bit more off-putting.

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

          Haven’t seen Free

          • DichaTesoro

            Neither have I…but Tumblr is a strange place and I get lots of odd stuff on my dash.

            • Elvick

              Sure… everyone’s gay/straight for Free!

    • Akari Akaza

      RO-KYU-BU!…^_^

      • DichaTesoro

        Thanks. The majority of what I can find are about males.

    • 罪罰

      Kuroko no Basuke
      Haikyuu

      • DichaTesoro

        Thank you!

        • 罪罰

          Ace of Diamond
          Yowamushi Pedal
          Hajime no Ippo

          • OverlordZetta

            Seconding Ace of Diamond. Love that show.

    • Fainaru Luna

      Slam Dunk
      Ashita No Joe
      Touch

  • Guest

    Ro Kyu Bu!…^_^

  • PrinceHeir

    Hey you changed OF’s thumbnail pic :)

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

    I love ZAQ’s music style

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

      @PrinceHeir You should be familiar with this song

      • PrinceHeir

        Love the ED song of Rail Wars ^^

        To be honest’ i saw a lot of sites having her OST out even though it comes out on the 20th this month.

        Leak maybe? O__O

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

          Yep

    • TheBlackRabbit

      Overdriver is the shit….was amazing.

  • TheBlackRabbit

    Anyone here a linkin park fan? if so what do you think about their new album?

    • 罪罰

      what do you think about it?

      • TheBlackRabbit

        i think….that it is a 6/10. I only like a select few songs on it. the guitar they are using sounds kinda….monotone compared to what they have done before.

    • Guest

      I used to listen to them back in the late 90s and at the beginning of the 2ks but it was truly a friend of mine who used to put it on the car. This one I played when i was sleepy because I went to sleep late.

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

      And in a Ironic way when we almost crash a car that was directly in front of us because the driver decided to abruptly use the brake. This song was playing at that moment.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9Y-r-rs9W8

    • LordKaiser

      Ignore the Greeday post, I’m so sleepy that I’m seeing things that are not there and words even change shape. Linking Park yes in the 2ks at my university because for some reason every clip of DBZ had a Linking Park song don’t ask me why but they do mix together.

      This was the most common song and the most widely used:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVTXPUF4Oz4

      This was the second most used and many times in youtube DBZ videos.

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

      This one was also used in way to many DBZ videos.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd9OhYroLN0

      Dragon Ball Z was the big thing back then…. But then Linking Park style changed…

      • TheBlackRabbit

        Oh god….not the NUMB AMVs XDDD

    • DarthBrian

      I haven’t heard it yet but I”m sure it’s not as good as BABYMETAL.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDqaTXqCN-Q

      • TheBlackRabbit

        LOL this is sooooo darthbrian…

        • DarthBrian

          I’ll take that as a compliment. ^_^

          • TheBlackRabbit

            Don’t worry my friend …it is a compliment.

    • Zuhri69

      Which one? Cos I was quite displeased with Living Things.

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

    Advanced Warfare Xbox One pre-ordered

    • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

      Make sure to post some glory shots while you unpack it. :P

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

        It’s not out till November 3rd

    • TheBlackRabbit

      Im jelly XDD

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

        Well I took a hit, sold my 1TB PS3 and 28 games for $324

        • TheBlackRabbit

          NOOO i would’ve bought it…..

  • LordKaiser

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28824157

    Things are starting to get worse and worse. It almost feels like the world is collapsing around me every time I read the news.

    • TheBlackRabbit

      huh…it is difficult to say anything to at least make you feel better…because it’s the sad truth. Just do what you do…what happens …simply happens.

    • Elvick

      What a mess. I try not to read the news for this reason.

    • Samsara09

      well,I think it’s better to know than to not know,so you shouldn’t avoid the news simply because they suck…but,I like to think positive.

      You shouldn’t worry about things you can’t even remotely influence,because if you can’t solve what worries you,then there is no point in getting worked up over it:Whatever happens,happens.

      Focus on the things close to you,work,family,friends,games,etc.Shit will eventually get straight.

  • TheBlackRabbit

    huh…have you guys ever just looked up into the sky an think about your life? I did that earlier today an just felt….lost. No goals, no destination, no drive. I need some type of spark…or maybe just take a few steps. I really have no idea what im doing with my life. D:

    • PrinceHeir

      Same!!

      I just want to get a job and save money for buying stuff :)

      • TheBlackRabbit

        yea i feel that statement so much. I need stability it seems. Consistency is a blessing…

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

        You don’t have a job? Where do you get all the money for Rightstuff?

        • 罪罰

          Precure.

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

            I don’t get it

    • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

      What, playing games doesn’t drive you?

      • TheBlackRabbit

        it is a temporary fix my buddy.

        • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

          Odd, it;s a pretty permanent fix for me…

          • TheBlackRabbit

            Glad you have something so stable :D

            • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

              Stable gaming? That feels like more of an oxymoron then it should… Since most people just eat up games and have nothing to play.

              • TheBlackRabbit

                LOL are you one of those?

                • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

                  Not really. I play games at a pretty glacial pace. COme ask me at the next ice age. :P

                  • TheBlackRabbit

                    a PD3 huh…sounds nice, ;D What kinda games do you enjoy sir duke?

                    • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

                      PS3*, but yes, I’ll still be playing PS4 games when the PS6 is released. <_< And that's because I like so many different types of games that I will never run out.

                      As to what I like.. Everything that doesn't involve running over prostitutes with an ambulance. But mostly cuter games. <_<

                    • TheBlackRabbit

                      damn right…i still have like 50 games to buy from ps3 alone XDDDD

                    • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

                      And the best part is, you can get used games for dirt cheap by then. :P You would be surprised of how many 5$ used games I find in perfect condition… It’s kind of sad, really.

                    • TheBlackRabbit

                      i did that this year…picked up some rare RPGz from a bunch of haters for about…….30 bucks. yea about 30 for 4-5. What fools haha

    • 罪罰

      Just the sunset or the stars. Sometimes when I’m out with friends and they’re all with their girls or hooking up and I’m just alone sitting in the boardwalk pondering if I will reach my goals.

      • TheBlackRabbit

        Hmm…goals huh. if you dont mind me asking but corn..what are your goals?

        • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

          His goal is to be popped by a nice, wealthy lady.

          • TheBlackRabbit

            lol… god damn it duke XDD

          • 罪罰

            wayaheadofthat2FAST420

            • TheBlackRabbit

              XDDD

        • 罪罰
          • TheBlackRabbit

            Oh man…i remember when i loved coding an making shit in high school :D You should make a blog.

            • 罪罰

              y u no code anymore

              • TheBlackRabbit

                ehhh depression took a lot of things away from me. but the itch returns every so often and i just wanna crack open the old book an learn an learn some more, :D

                • 罪罰

                  depression is what makes us strongker

                  • TheBlackRabbit

                    lol yea i survived :D
                    A-hem about that blog corn ;D

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

                    That’s true, well if you make it out

                  • Pekola

                    Depression is an illness of the mind when your chemicals aren’t doing what they’re supposed to do in the brain.

                    It doesn’t make you stronger, it cripples you and diminishes your enjoyment of everything.

                    • 罪罰

                      on the contrary.

                • LordKaiser

                  Depression…. Maybe that’s what I’m feeling? Not even video games satisfy me anymore. I feel lazy..

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

                    Find another hobby

                  • TheBlackRabbit

                    only way i know how to deal with things….keep moving never stay still.

          • LordKaiser

            Well at least you have a innate ability.

    • Elvick

      Nope. I like to stand in the rain and look up, feeling rain on my face. It’s nice. Relaxes me.

      • TheBlackRabbit

        sounds nice.

    • LordKaiser

      It gets worse once you get pass the 30s. It almost feels like the door of opportunities shut down in our face, that we wasted our time, that what we studied in college or university was for nothing. It’s like like when you don’t know how to fish the pond is full but when you learn how to fish, get a new cane and hook you find out that the pond is dry.

      Then one must ask what was the effort worth. Also do you feel the people that are around you other than your family and close friends mater?

      • TheBlackRabbit

        D: lord kaiser……

      • Wolf Star

        That’s how I feel now :( and I’m not in my 30s or late 20s

    • Budgiecat

      I usually look down from the sky and I close my eyes and tune in and I can hear everyone in the world; even a baby crying from halfway across the world. then I take a Sun dip to recharge and fly back down

  • MrFinalgamer

    I was just thinking. GOTY for 2014 will be quite tough, and not because of the competition, but because little to nothing interesting has released. So far, for me The Wolf Among Us, and Danganronpa are my GOTY, but what’s everyone’s favorite game this year? Or is that game not released yet?

    • 罪罰

      If Bayoneta 2 comes out this year.

    • PrinceHeir

      JoJo ASB, Gundam Reborn, are GOTY for me so far.

      Other games i have yet to play like Drakengard 3, Deception IV, Bravely Default, Earth Defense Force 2025, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy etc.

      Dark Souls II and Lightning Returns was played by my brother . Saw some gameplay and it looks fun as hell ^^

      Upcoming games that has potential to be one of my GOTY games:

      Evil Within(1 day after my B-day FUCK YEAH!), Bayonetta 2, Destiny, Senran Kagura SV, Tales of Hearts R, Xillia 2, etc.

      • MrFinalgamer

        I still need to buy Layton 5, and 6! Damn, there’s also Akiba’s Trip, and Shinovi Versus next month, alongside Danganronpa 2…TOO MANY GAMES! =/

    • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

      The year isn’t close to being over yet! Still tons of stuff to be released before December.

    • Six

      It’s Wolfenstein: The New Order as of now, but I expect my final GotY will be Bayonetta 2.

    • OverlordZetta

      I do not see anything coming close to Soul Sacrifice Delta, and I have a lot preordered and coming out.

      That game was just so damn good. Such a shame Sony didn’t market it.

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

    Wow, MS needs to tell Famitsu to put up an Xbox One section. That’s fucked up

    Sony has 3

    Dengeki, 4Gamer and Inside have sections

  • bloodiOS

    Based off the few footage of Bloodborne that we got so far, there is seemingly no shield while the blunderbuss has fairly limited ammo… ohohohohoho~~~

  • bloodiOS

    List your three candidates for Game of The Year in 2015, going from the most likely to the least likely. For example:
    • Agent
    • The Last Guardian
    • Final Fantasy XV

    • Six

      Fallout 4 (believe)
      The Legend of Zelda Wii U
      Rise of the Tomb Raider

    • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

      You assume FF XV will be out next year.

      • bloodiOS

        You question that but not Agent and The Last Guardian?! Okay… *LOL*

        It’s just a mock up.

    • 罪罰

      Uncharted 4
      The Legend of Zelda Wii U
      Xenoblade Chronicles X

    • Elvick

      Uncharted 4
      The Order: 1886
      Bloodborne

      Off the top of my head. I’m bad with release dates.

    • Karysonson

      Lol, FFXV 2015. Try 2024 right alongside KH3
      ;P

      • bloodiOS

        *LOL* It’s a bit amusing that you target Final Fantasy XV but not Agent and The Last Guardian. It’s a list of vaporware xD

        • Karysonson

          I think it’s because FFXV is a bit “less” irrelevant these days. lol

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      No Man’s Sky
      Xenoblade Chronicles X
      Doom or Black Desert Online

      oh, and I don’t think it’ll win GotY, but Kirby’s Cursed Canvas 2 and Yoshi’s Wooly World deserve some kind of award for being most adorable or huggable or something, lol :P

    • Samsara09

      Well,that is if they release in 2015.But yeah,I really think XV could,you never know.Lol about the last guardian.

    • Sky

      Batman: Arkham Knight
      The Order: 1886
      Uncharted 4: A Thieves End

    • Locksus

      1.The Witcher 3: Wild Cunt
      2.The Legend of Zelda Wii U
      3.Bloodborne (I most likely won’t get to play it next year though. sucks)
      4.Xenoblade Chronicles X
      5.MGS Phantom Pain
      .
      .
      .

      .

      90001. The Order 1886

    • DarthBrian

      Bloodborne
      Torment: Tides of Numenara
      Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Remix

  • bloodiOS

    • LordKaiser

      Too weird and dark. What’s exactly this about?

  • bloodiOS

  • SOforever

    First off that picture is a fitting tribute to Robin Williams :) Various networks are honoring Williams memory by showing the various movies he participated in. I missed “good morning Vietnam” last night :( 1987 a little bit before my time. I was only 4 years old then. If I could give a message to his daughter it would be this “shame on those who posted NEGATIVE comments. Just know that your dad was ♥ by millions of people. I’ve dealt with loss many times but it gets better :)”

  • Pekola

    Recommend anime for me to watch.

    Animes I’ve watched recently.

    Claymore
    Witch Hunter Robin
    The Twelve Kingdoms
    Soul Hunter
    Trinity Blood
    Blood C

    ect, ect.

    • bloodiOS

      Another?

    • Six

      Kill la Kill.

      I don’t even like anime but I’m a firm believer that Kill la Kill is one of the greatest things ever.

      • Pekola

        Already watched it ; ~ ;

      • Budgiecat

        Did you watch Gunbuster yet

      • 罪罰

        you don’t like anime yet you like cowboy bebop and kill la kill? get out of your closet nobody is going to laugh at you.

        • Six

          You’ve figured me out. I was afraid I’d be judged by strangers on the internet.

          Now I’ll embrace the weeaboo I am inside.

    • LordKaiser

      Tel me what kind of anime you like. For example Cyberpunk, Shonen, Mecha etc.

      • Pekola

        Well that’s why I listed some anime, so that people would get an idea.

        I usually stray from the cutesy stuff unless it’s really good. And I’m kind of getting towards the age where shonen sort of falls flat.

        And I don’t like death for the sake of death and being gruesome. Usually like stuff with good plots and characters.

        • MrFinalgamer

          Oh Bokurano is going to be your jam! That last sentence literally describes the whole show (specially the characters…by god are they good!)

          • LordKaiser

            Bokurano is too depressing thought.

            • MrFinalgamer

              Bokurano? Depressing? Please! There’s just a little bit of sexual harassment, sad backstories, death left and right…okay, maybe you’re right…but s/he should still watch it!

    • MrFinalgamer

      Bokurano, and Higurashi! Death and feels, and gruesome deaths!

      • Pekola

        Don’t think I’d enjoy them, tbh. Higurashi isn’t up my alley.

        Watched Blood C because I had watched Blood+ but the gore was so gratuitous, it was ridic.

        • MrFinalgamer

          Don’t worry, Bokurano doesn’t have any kind of gore. There’s blood, but that’s later on, and not to the extremes of Blood+. I do warn ya, there’s a lot of feels, and quite a bit of death (although they’re not gruesome!). Give it a try, at least the first episode, or 2. Once you know the premise, you’l be hooked!

          • OverlordZetta

            Bokurano should only be consumed in manga form.

            • MrFinalgamer

              I loved the anime… ._.

    • Hidayat246

      Hellsing??
      Zankyou no terror???

      • Pekola

        Hellsing is too gross I’m afraid.

        • 罪罰

          You watched Blood C.

          • Pekola

            Yes, I did. And I didn’t enjoy that aspect of it.

            And I did watch Hellsing for a lot of episodes, until I decided that the gore wasn’t really going anywhere and it was too extreme so I stopped.

            Specially after the fight with the woman who had a giant rifle.

            • LordKaiser

              Stay away from Beserk, Elfen Lied, Demon Srcroll & Ressurection and Gantz if you dislike gore.

              • Martian Wong

                Elfen Lied is really good.

                • MrFinalgamer

                  But gory as fuuuuuuck.

                  • Martian Wong

                    I laughed really hard when the girl got ripped apart…showing her spinal cord.

                    • Pekola

                      y dis Martian wong

                    • Martian Wong

                      I laughed because the girl was dumb. Believing a weapon of massive destruction is safe to hug.

                    • Pekola

                      To be fair, a lot of animes pull this to much success. The whole healing hug thing.

        • Charlie

          The following anime are certainly the worst offenders of gore and senseless violence:
          Don’t watch Kite, Devilman, Violence Jack, Urotsukidoji and for all that is holy, don’t watch Genocyber.

        • Hidayat246

          why???
          Blood C even more gross compared to hellsing

          • Pekola

            Well, there’s a particularly gross part— I believe it was Rip Van Winkle? (Sp??)

            And that really just grossed me out. The deaths and gore in Blood C aren’t sexualized and the series has a strong plot that isn’t just there to justify gore (or at least not as much as hellsing)

            Hellsing was honestly really creepy. And if I had to tolerate one or the other, I’d choose Blood C.

    • LordKaiser

      Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood
      Read or Die (Novels -> OVA -> Read or Dream -> Read of Die Series. In that order.)
      D Grayman (You have to continue on the manga just like you will have with Claymore)
      Gatchaman series and OVA
      Ghost in the Shell – everything you could find about it.
      Trigun – The anime is good but the manga is better.
      Battle Angel Alita -All the mangas.

      If you like Mecha:
      The Macross series
      Gundam series except G Gundam

      • Elvick

        D. Grayman <3

      • OverlordZetta

        >except G Gundam
        Why would you say this?

        I think you mean except SEED and anything relating to it.

        • LordKaiser

          G Gundam is trash and Yes and Seed as well because Kira Yamato was a Gary Stu.

          G Gundam had retarded colony designs and retarded looking Gundam like that stupid Windmill Gundam among others. There’s people that like this thought.

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        Trigun – The anime is good but the manga is better.

        You are the First person I have ever heard say that : |

        • LordKaiser

          They even start differently.

          • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

            I know, I like both.

      • MrFinalgamer

        No love for FMA 03?

        • LordKaiser

          It was good but I prefer Brotherhood as it was more canon but I have a friend who like that better than Brotherhood. To each their own.

      • Zuhri69

        Too bad they cancelled D Grayman. :(

    • Budgiecat

      Jojo
      Legend of Galactic Heroes
      Hurricane Polymar
      Gatchaman (original 70’s)
      Gunbuster
      Karas
      Bakuman
      Welcome to the N.H.K.

    • Elvick

      I love Witch Hunter Robin, one of my faves.

      Beyond the Boundary? I really enjoy it, granted I’ve yet to finish it.
      On episode 6. (it’s way cooler than just slicing up a bucket, but that moment was lulzy and i love it)
      http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/19br234f1guyggif/original.gif

      Witch Craft Works? Not done with it either, episode 3, but I looooove it so far.
      http://www.fanaru.com/witch-craft-works/image/7922-witch-craft-works-ayaka-kagari-on-fire.gif

      Wild Arms: Twilight Venom
      Witchblade, god I love that anime. Lots of fanservice, but meh.
      http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120415105848/witchblade/images/d/d6/Masane_Transform.gif

      So behind on anime. ):

      • Pekola

        Well this list seems interesting.

        • Elvick

          Oh, Black Blood Brothers too.

      • Sky

        Witchblade is the perfect anime for plot. Dem asses are possibly the best quality i’ve ever seen

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      Canaan. It’s a really cool thriller with great characters and great action scenes… and one of the coolest villains you’re ever gonna see. The main character is an assassin who uses “synethesia” for augmented abilities – her senses can be mixed up, so she can “see sounds” for instant. Very handy when you want to, say, shoot someone in the head and they’re hiding behind a wall ;)

      That Kickstarter for “Under the Dog” that some people have mentioned on the Open Forum in the past shares some talent with that show.

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


      It pops up on Netflix occasionally, but since they keep pulling things down all the time, I just bought it from Rightstuf. It’s only 13 episodes. so it’s a quick view. Very tight story – no fat, so to speak.

      • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

        Devil May Cry is pretty good too, for a game adaptation.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B3ae9ovo0w

        It’s definitely a fun watch. Not super amazing in the end, but cool looking and entertaining throughout.

        • Budgiecat

          stopped watching when they threw in a loli for no reason….

    • Karysonson

      Nagi no Asukara

      • LordKaiser

        I love how they can freely move underwater. Just started reading a bit.

    • Elvick

      OH! You should watch Ergo Proxy! (if you haven’t already)

      Why’d I forget about it. D:

      It’s from the same Director as Witch Hunter Robin (from an animation studio formed by former Sunrise guys [who did WHR]).

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjTPHVz6OOg
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55346kFpAvY

      • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

        Ooh! Loved Ergo Proxy! Must-watch for… well, everyone really. But definitely anyone who enjoyed Witch Hunter Robin.

        The little android girl is adorable, and the episode where she gets stuck in that amusement park is one of the most memorable things I think I’ve ever seen :D

        I wanna watch it again now… *where’s my DVDs?*

    • Swellingrabbit

      BARAKAMON

    • OverlordZetta

      Give Level E a try.

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Seconding Ergo Proxy.

    • Jin Kisaragi

      Hitsugi no Chaika
      Knights of Sidonia
      Steins;Gate
      Code Geass
      Death Note

    • DarthBrian

      Vision of Escaflowne

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

    My shelf is ready for PS4 and Xbox One games

    • Hidayat246

      Lol is that PS4 games?????

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

        I own a PS4

    • Martian Wong

      Senran Kagura….I see you there~~

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

        Yep, they DX Pack

    • Sky

      First game on the list would be sunset overdrive

    • Budgiecat

      I might use that spot for naps….

  • bloodiOS

    http://a.pomf.se/msvazq.mp4

    • MrFinalgamer

      What is this? I need this in my life!

      • bloodiOS

        Kara no Kyoukai. Never watched it?

        http://coalgirls.wakku.to/2931/kara-no-kyoukai

        • MrFinalgamer

          Nope, but I’ll definitely add it to the backlog! (I should continue working on that backlog…)

    • Hidayat246

      Kyokai no Kanata????

  • MrFinalgamer

    So I just caught up with Korra, just in time to watch the finale next week, and HOLY SHIT! THIS is what Korra needed to be! Season 1 had it, but I’m so glad that feeling is back, and at full force! Long Live The Earth Queen, and The Ultimatum have to be some of the best episodes this series (TLA, and Korra) has put out!

    • Pekola

      Yeah EP11 was really good. The fights were honestly fun to watch.

    • Sky

      The fight between Tenzen and zaheer was the best. 1 vs. 4 was pretty much it for me. Tenzen is really a skilled airbender. Can’t wait to see the next episode. That also including zankyou no terror.

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

    Aldnoah Zero looks to copying the complexity of Shingeki no Kyojin

  • Budgiecat

    oh wow just got home from a bike run and I see that the Open Forum banner’s been changed to honor Robin Williams. this made my night

    yay thanks Sal!

  • Pekola

    There’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while now.

    It’s about the fan translation of Final Fantasy Type-0 and the reports on it, or at least one follow-up report by Jason Schreier from Kotaku.

    http://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-fan-translation-has-become-a-fiasco-1608340061 (this is the article)

    “The Square representative asked Sky to sign an NDA, and they talked extensively over the next few weeks, though Sky could not tell me anything about those conversations or even acknowledge that they had happened. It’s my understanding that from Square Enix’s end, the conversations were friendly and casual, and representatives for the publisher saw legal action as a last resort.”

    It’s unclear just how much Sky knew before E3—neither he nor Square Enix would talk at all about their conversations—but the timing was certainly strange, no matter who was reacting to whom.

    Now, here’s what’s tripping me up. How could Jason know or as he put it “to my understanding”, how could he even know the nature of the talks if no one has told him?

    Here’s Skyblade’s (patch director) statement about Square’s C/D (taken from the top of the article itself):

    “Unfortunately I’m forced to remove my posts and pages related to the popular Final Fantasy Type-0 fan translation project,” wrote the project lead, who goes by the handle SkyBladeCloud. “That’s right, [publisher Square Enix] thinks that threats and false accusations are the way to treat its biggest fans.”

    How does this even add up? The statement itself mentions threats and false accusations so then, how could Jason even know or even hazard a guess that the talks were friendly when the article itself uses this quote—implying that Square was not, in fact, friendly.

    Is there something I’m missing?

    • MrFinalgamer

      If you fully read the article, you would know that he released the patch months, before the actual release, much to his co-workers disappointment. He obviously had this talks, so he might have come to the realization that a localization was coming, making the patch available as soon as possible. Whether it was to spite Square, or so people played the product he put a lot of work into who knows.

      Also, you’re missing the fact that he straight up didn’t acknowledge that the conversations happened. How can you take his word about Square talks not being friendly, when he already denied about both being contacted, and requested to stop the thing? You’re giving Sky more credit than he deserves.

      • Pekola

        You missed the mark…I’m afraid. This isn’t about what Sky did, but about learning why Jason implies what he does—when he outright has conflicting messages in his article.

        And I -don’t- like it when people try to put intentions there where there’s none. I’d really appreciate you not do that.

        I read the article (multiple times)
        I’m not taking sides.

        I just want to know what’s up.

        • LordKaiser

          Sky kept doing the translation and released it even tough SE reunited with them beforehand. If SE tried to buy the translation it’s not clear.

          Also read what Gideon Zhi said, Gideon is the leader of aeon Genesis who is one of the strongest translation teams around. (mainly NES and SNES).

        • MrFinalgamer

          Sorry if that pissed you off, my mistake there.

          He might have inferred that, since Sky already lied about being contacted. But here’s the thing. Maybe I’m giving Square too much credit, but I extremely doubt they would go out of their way to threaten him, or the group. Really, people might paint corporations in a big light, but they’re not idiots (most of the time). There’s no way in hell any kind of PR person would go out of their way to threaten someone. The fact that they actually got in contact with the group, instead of downright ordering them to stop, tells me that they were nicer, than one would expect.

          At the end of the day, we’ll probably never know. But really I have to ask: Does it really matter at this point?

          • Pekola

            Maybe not. But I’m interested in why?

            It could be that Sky is a bad person (which the article is sort of playing a Devil’s Advocate to vouch for –THE TRUTH–)

            But if I’m right, it does so under flimsyness and doesn’t even mention sources or how they came about the nature of the talks.

            I’m very impartial to who’s right or wrong. But I don’t like that it seems journalists can just cut out important details (sources) and not be questioned on it.

            Because everyone’s too busy looking at someone to be mad at.

            EDIT: I’m not pissed off. Lol. I just didn’t like that. We cool.

            • Samsara09

              Well,this is all the information you are going to find about it,so you have to make your own opinion.

              also,stay a little calmer.You are making a big fuss over a little issue.if you wanna see journalists REALLY pulling people’s legs,go see some of those bigger ones,like CNN,etc…or whatever group manipulates journalism in your country.

              • Pekola

                I was calm, actually. But again, assumptions >:x

                Asking questions or bringing something up doesn’t constitute making “a big fuzz over a little issue” as you so interestingly put it.

                And the argument that someone is doing worst so we should ignore this in comparison doesn’t cut it. The context is gaming. This is a gaming site. We’re discussing things through a gaming lens. Why would it matter if journalists do shoddy work? It’s still bad regardless. Gaming or not. We just happen to be talking about gaming journalism.

                But I’ll bite, just like you shouldn’t believe Fox news and their reporting which shows bias, it’s possible that Kotaku is also just as bad.

                But I wanted to avoid going the “lolkotaku” way and actually discuss something I found interesting with the rest of the community.

                • Samsara09

                  Happy to see you were calm.I apologize if my language offended you,but I wanted to see more of your points.

                  I agree with you,it’s important to discuss those things,especially since it’s videogame…but,eh…there are some times(most of them) that it’s a waste of time and effort.

                  And yes,I noticed that,that’s why I didn’t say “it was kotaku,so what did you expect?”…and why I said that this is journalism.

                  Journalism forms opinions,so it’s obvious most of them won’t waste the chance to abuse it,either subtly like this news from Kotaku,or grossly,like CNN,Fox and all major media groups.

                  also,it helps a ton that this sky fellow is indeed a glory hound.The kotaku guy didn’t even need to paint it too much.

    • Samsara09

      it’s easy.One of the sides is lying through his teeth.Well,SE has no reason to lie.At most they will omit certain points that they don’t feel like sharing.However,this sky fellow is not trustful.He is an under-handed glory hound.

      • Pekola

        We can infer that Sky could be lying. That is definitely a possibility.

        But that still leaves Jason’s statements in the air. How would he know the talks were casual when:

        a) Square has made no statement
        b) Sky is under NDA and cannot say anything either.

        • Samsara09

          well,either that is his “interpretation”…or someone told him…or well,he is being a journalist,taking SE’s side.Some tend to side with the strong…

        • Anime10121

          Jason could have either gotten the casual info from Square themselves, or from other team members of the project besides Sky, as he didnt translate the project by himself, he’s just the most known member since he released the thing…

    • Anime10121

      You’re missing the fact that Sky was an ass and most of the team that were translating the project were pissed that he released the game in the state it was in (they wanted more quality checks), and they were also pissed that he even left the release up after the project became official (they never wanted the project out there if Square announced an official localization).

      While I’m nowhere near a Square sympathizer, I dont think they were in the wrong for sending out a cease and desist when there are hints from the team that they knew something was brewing. I mean, you dont think it strange that Sky managed to release this thing the day before E3?

      • Pekola

        Of course. But I’m not talking about whether sky was right or wrong, but rather why the article has conflicting statements.

        Literally all the discussions up to this have been about Sky’s conduct and I’m not here for that (I think a lot of people have already expressed their feelings towards that)

        I wanted to know of the events and how the info was obtained.

        But since you gave your opinion on it, I guess I’ll give a little of mine.

        I don’t think Sky is an ass, jerk, asshole, ect ect (things I’ve seen people post and so)

        Was he wrong for not taking into consideration his team? I believe so. But it’s very easy to jump on the hate train, specially since Vita owners were really vocal about their platform being left out.

        It’s possible he was influenced by his views of Square and knew how Vita owners would react.

        This team worked for two years translating as a labor of love. I don’t think anyone who’s willing to show such devotion is an ass. And I’m sure he deeply regrets releasing the patch by disregarding his team in the end. No one likes putting wedges between themselves and their comrades, even if its for something you believe in.

        But really, this is all a far cry from what I was looking for and wanted to discuss.

        • Anime10121

          Well as for how Kotaku’s writer got his info…thats something none of us will ever know, as I doubt he’ll disclose his sources, so no one would have been able to discuss that aspect anyway, which is why people jumped on the other aspect of your comment.

          I mean, either could be embellished by their own bias/feelings. Just like Sky’s statement SOUNDS bad in the context he wrote it, even though his team has said they’ve talked with Square multiple times, Jason’s article could be pulled straight from his ass and no one would ever know (because no sources).

          There’s really know way for any of us to know the 100% REAL story behind the situation, as all we know is heresay from multiple people and each, nearly saying completely different things…

          And on Sky’s actual behavior, it may have been a labor of love from the team, but to be rather blunt, it wasnt HIS team, all of them worked together to bring the translation together, and there have been multiple people on that team who’ve tweeted (though I’ve LONG forgotten the actual twitter names) that they’ve disagreed with Sky multiple times throughout the project, and that he was the one pushing for the original August release when no one else really thought it’d be done the way they wanted by then.

          I never really cared for the project either way, as I wasnt gonna get my PSP back out to try an unofficial translation of it anyway, as I’d pretty much figured with the remaster train Square’s been on lately, it’d release one way or another (its also why I havent played Crisis Core in years either, because I’m expecting it to see the same treatment). I just read into a LOT of the drama going on with the translation when it was ongoing!

          tldr; none of us know the answer, so we discussed another relevant topic within your statement ;)

  • Wolf Star

    So far so good… SE hasn’t announced skipping this year at TGS so far… I hope not..

    • Pekola

      They’re not gonna skip out.

      Not when they’ve got so many mobile games to show. Kukuku.

      *internally screaming*

      • Wolf Star

        FF Type-0 mobile coming to mobile devices :D… Oh shit it’s real “screams around circles!!”

    • MrFinalgamer

      Why would they? I mean, they have KH 2.5, and FFXIV to show, and maybe gameplay reveal of Type-0. It would be dumb to not attend to TGS, when they have stuff to show.

      • Wolf Star

        Will they show XV?? That’s what I meant by skipping this years TGS.

    • Samsara09

      well,there is still one month to go.Shit could change very fast.

      • Wolf Star

        I’m afraid that XV going to skip this years TGS that’s why I said SE didn’t skip this year.. It can change very fast I agree with you.

    • Anime10121

      They wont skip it (they never do), they just wont be bringing the games people actually want to see ;)

      • Wolf Star

        They skip Versus 13 every year since 2011. That’s why I meant by skipping.

        • Anime10121

          Oh, I thought you meant skipping it entirely…in that case though, they’ll more than likely be skipping it, as I see Type 0 HD being front and center of TGS

  • OverlordZetta

    Vita owners, I know some of you aren’t big on digital, blah blah, not what I’m here to talk about – what I AM here to talk about is that, for the next few days only, Soul Sacrifice Delta is almost/over half off on PSN, and if you have the interest, you would be betraying yourself not taking advantage of this great deal.

    If you think it’s merely an “upgrade,” then let me tell you, there’s far more content and gameplay changes in here than that. Over 200 new non-story pacts, reworked gameplay elements, the faction system, new online features, Alice’s Maze (basically a boss rush), better character customization (Kat from GR has a costume!), a ton of new monsters, a great deal of new story content, and so much more. If you’ve had any interest in Soul Sacrifice at all, you can’t pass this game up, and if you think you don’t need to play this because you got the first one, simply put, you are 100% wrong.

    Get this game! You won’t regret it.

    • Elvick

      Ive been debating the sale price. I don’t know what to do. Still furious and wanted to wait for 10 or lpwer

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    Hey all! Gurren Lagaan starts on Toonami right now!

    If you missed it during it’s original run in the US when it aired on SyFy Channel, you really should check this one out! It turns into one of the most epic anime you’re ever gonna see!

    So glad it’s back on TV! ( ^ u ^ ) /

    • Sky

      I’m certainly hype to see this anime. Sadly, it sucks that my TV is being a doche at the moment. Gonna wait for it to hit online. I would like to hear the English dub.

      • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

        That sucks. Enjoy it when you can watch it – the English dub is very good. Takes a special kind of enthusiasm to sell Kamina’s personality, and the voice actor in the dub nails it. Everyone’s a veteran of anime and it sounds good all over, but he’s a standout.

        Hope you see it soon!

        • Sky

          Yeah i did hear his voice before during a preview. Sounded pretty legit for a decent ENG VA. Not all that bad. I will definitely watch it immediately. Besides, I do like the song they have in the anime. Fight the powa!

  • Sky

    8/19 – Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment/ Hollow Fragment, Tales of Xillia 2

    8/26 – Neptunia Rebirth 1 (vita), Metro Redux
    8/29 – Professer Layton vs. Phoenix Wright
    9/2 – Dangan ronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
    9/9- Destiny
    9/16 – Naruto Revolution, Fairy Fencer F
    9/23 – Arcana Hearts 3, Ar No Surge, Natural Doctrine
    9/26 – Hyrule Warriors
    9/30 – Forza Horizon 2, Shadow of Mordor, Persona 4: Ultimax, Senran Kagura: Shinvoi Versus

    October
    Bayonetta 2
    10/3- Super Smash Bros. (3DS)
    10/7- Alien: Isolationm, Drive Club

    10/14- Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Sleeping Dogs (PS4, XO), The Evil Within

    10/28: Sunset Overdrive, Lords of the Fallen, AC: Unity

    November:

    AC:Rogue
    Sonic Boom
    Tales of Hearts R
    The Crew
    Far Cry 4
    Hastune Miku Project Diva 2
    Little Big Planet 3
    Pokemon
    Persona Q

    Well, isn’t it fun to have your wallet completely raped by this much video games? Guess i’m gonna be broke this year. All those delicious video games. Some of them are getting be day 1 buy. Sometimes, i wounder why all these games gotta be in the same month.. seriously.. ;_;

    December:
    Kingdom Hearts 2.5

    • MrFinalgamer

      Ya forgot Kingdom Hearts in December!

      • Sky

        Fixed! Too many games to come out this year, at least everything will keep me busy until next year. I should be able to get a WII U also. Got the Ps4 already covered.

  • pixxxelz

    • Sky

      Da feels ;_; such a sad ending. That reminds me, time to go back and achieve ending B,C,D.

      • Anime10121

        You havent at least finished B? You’re in for a real treat! Word of advice, dont skip any cutscenes!

        • Sky

          Thanks for the tip, I’m currently stocking up gold to buy some of the weapons to get the third ending. Not so sure about getting the platinum. It would acquire a lot of my time to handle the fishing mini game. Overall, the game is really interesting. I had a lot of fun with it. However, I did had some annoyance with the battle system, the story kept me interested. Can’t wait to finish the rest.

    • Charlie

      To be frank, NieR is one of the greatest achievements in video game storytelling. Not to mention, how incredible the sound design is in this game..

      • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

        The voice acting helped, for sure.

      • Samsara09

        that new game + where you finally understood what the enemies were saying…shit,I felt like utter trash while watching it.

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      … and now I remember I have to go back and finish up Drakengard 3’s final ending branch. I STILL NEED TWO WEAPONS! URRRGH…. One I can buy – I have no idea what the final one even is o( > _ < )o

      • pixxxelz

        iirc theres one that is hard to get (a chakram) in one of the land of the forest requests I bet thats the one you’re missing
        Also good luck finishing it ツ

        Edit: is the sixth mission to be precise its called Book Club: Sanctity

    • new_tradition

      Damn, the feels were strong with this game. It hurt so good~

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    Zelda Musou/Hyrule Warriors is out in Japan now, so… anyone wanna guess on First Week Japanese sales? Sell-through percentage? It seems almost guaranteed that it should muster up 200k+ sales, though I’m unaware of what’s going on in Japan right now, and what the competition is this week that could split the audience. I can’t remember if the Bon Festival or Hanabi is still going on, though I’d imagine people would buy MORE gifts for any holiday… but I’m really ignorant there.

    Anyway, I looked up both recent Zelda series’ sales numbers in Japan and Dynasty Warriors 8’s debut week numbers on Siliconera:

    Zelda: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:xkJOPPg1vb8J:www.siliconera.com/2014/01/10/zelda-isnt-dead-japan-better/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us AND http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:_47Gw0nz2NAJ:www.siliconera.com/2014/01/08/week-sales-link-worlds/+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us AND
    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:R3GQ9ZlbarcJ:www.siliconera.com/2011/11/30/this-week-in-sales-the-legend-of-metal-gear-solid-2020/+&cd=7&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

    DW8: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:xny-tIBiSnMJ:www.siliconera.com/2013/03/06/this-week-in-sales-playstation-vita-price-cut-and-dynasty-warriors-8/+&cd=5&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

    So here’s the numbers.

    Zelda: Link Between Worlds debuted at no.1 in it’s 1st week with 224,143. That had about an 83% sell-through rate of it’s shipment. Before that – in order – we have Ocarina 3D (164,110), Spirit Tracks (291,496), and Phantom Hourglass (302,887). Skyward Sword did 194,978 in it’s debut week back in 2011.

    Meanwhile, Dynasty Warriors 8 first week was 203,224 (PS3) and it was no.1 on the week’s Media Create chart. Remember, in Japan, Hyrule Warriors is being published by Koei, not Nintendo, so they’re in charge of guessing how many copies they should ship. And also – remember – in Japan, Wii U is number 1 “current gen” console ahead of the PS4, so low install base isn’t a worry for them, relatively speaking.

    So any guesses? Seems like it could go anywhere between high 100k’s to low 300k’s, depending on how it was marketed and how excited Japan was for this combo title? Needless to say, I’m interested in seeing what it does.

    My guess is 230k sold against 250k shipped. I think Koei and Nintendo are excited for this and think it can do really well… but they’re not guessing it’ll do super-crazy numbers. I still expect it to get a bump over traditional DW games though, and the recent Zelda games.

    • OverlordZetta

      They shoulda put it on 3DS. It would’ve sold more than all of them.

  • kiri25

    So I noticed a few things this week I can honestly say MS is really screwing up this gen. The most recent fail was the tomb raider rise exclusive announcement. Now I notice some trying to defend MS or take a middle ground like Zero and while I respect that the examples that were given by Zero were rather weak.

    So yes it’s true MS likes to buy/make deals for exclusive games however the 2 examples given by zero GTA4 and Mass Effect were extremely weak. The 1st game GTA4 was a smart move on MS however no one for a second believed that GTA4 would be an exclusive due to its insane popularity(which is why this was a smart move by MS).

    The second game Mass Effect fails because unlike Tomb Raider Mass Effect 1 was a new ip for MS. This is important b/c as it’s a new ip only on xbox no one would get pissed to see ME2 on 360.

    Now we come to Tomb Raider to take a look at how these two games mentioned by Zero in no way would have help to defend or explain why ms would do this exclusive deal. For starters one thing that is important to understand about the GTA series is that they are all stand alone titles, meaning I dint need to play 4 to enjoy 5, so even if GTA4 had remained exclusive to 360 it would not have effected my experience with GTA5.

    So with Tomb Raider Rise its a direct sequel to Tomb Raider that was released on must all consoles thus fans of the series were expecting the same for Rise, unlike with ME which started out exclusively on 360 so there was no expectations for the sequel on PS3. This in turns pisses a lot of ppl off that were expecting to play this on their console of choice, and it also once again shows MS does not understand its customer as if they did they would have took notice to the bayonetta 2 outrage a learned that scoring a sequel to a multi plat title is a bad idea.

    It’s also worth noting Tomb Raider is no where near as big as GTA and seeing as it’s not a stand alone title it only hurts MS more to make this exclusive. Finally the biggest fault here was showing off this game at E3 during their press and not saying anything about this exclusive deal thus making ppl think its multiplat when in reality they plan to announce the exclusive deal a few months later thus enraging ppl b/c u had them believing it was multiplat for 2 months.

    All in all this was another fail from MS just like with xbone reveal e3 show and more proof they don’t understand gamers. This topped off with the fact that MS didn’t really bring anything new to Gamescon while Sony showed off a ton of new pis and games only make one wonder how desperate MS is if they have to resort to buying/making deal for exclusive games instead of making working on new ips. Alas though maybe Master Chef can save the xbone, though personally how long can they can continue to rely on him I wonder when Sony keeps pushing out so many great new IP’s.

    Last thing I will mention I believe when it comes to exclusives their are only 2 safe roads 1. It’s a new ip for specified console, or 2. Exclusive DLC, while I don’t like it I’m more than happy to wait for said DLC than having to wait months to get the game due to timed exclusive deal thus possibly leading to parts of the game being spoiled due to internet or just friends talking about the game b/c they own all 3 or the one console it’s on.

    Anyway sorry I sorta put u in the spotlight like that Zero I just didn’t consider ur 2 examples to be very good ones to defend/ explain MS past practices b/c those were exclusives done right.

    • Anime10121

      I’m sorry, I’m gonna make this REALLY short, as I gotta go to work in a bit…. But I fail to see how this exclusivity deal is hurting MICROSOFT, or how you think its hurting THEIR customers :/

      If anything, this is a big plus for Xbox and its fanbase, as they’ll get to play the game before anyone else. It is not Microsofts fault that you dont want to buy an Xbone so you miss out on any/all exclusives (timed or otherwise) for the console. If this kind of deal hurts anybody, it’ll be Square, as Tomb Raider is THEIR propery, so in effect, its their fault you wont get to play the game on PS4 at launch, since they took the money to make it a timed exclusive…

      It was a business decision, simple as that, both Square and Microsoft saw it to their advantage to sign a deal, so they did. Sony doesnt like to spend money on thirdparty timed exclusive deals anymore so they missed out. Its just the way these things work…

      • Budgiecat

        Depends..

        Yeah they get it first but which version of Marvel vs Capcom 3 you still play? I doubt anyone still plays the original.

        6 months later Capcom release UMvsC 3 which pissed alot of people off (myself included)

        You can look at it as PS4/PC owners will obviously be getting the definitive version of Rise in possible 6 months or less after Dec/Jan with more new content; so while Vanilla XB1 version is not exactly a beta, it can still kinda be looked at that way.

        Plus, if Im considering getting an XB1, why rush out and buy this “exclusive” which is really not an exclusive and there will be a better version soon down the road anyway?

        Why not, for Microsoft, focus on using their actual studios they own to make real exclusives instead of leasing 3rd party ones?

        Until Dawn looks amazing to me, as will probably UC4 and thats an IP build directly under Sony. So like Halo, its a game you can only get for that console that uses the strengths of that system.

        and you know like, where is Conker?

        • Anime10121

          Conker’s dead :(

          But Microsoft doesnt have NEARLY as many studios as Sony does, and its understandable since Sony has been in the business longer. But even if they havent, it doesnt seem as if Microsoft “needs gaming” as bad as Sony does, so they probably feel its in their best interest/cheaper to just secure third party i.p (via console exclusive like TitanFall, SO, or DR3 or timed like Tomb Raider) vs. opening up 10 more studios employing alll those folks and having to pay benefits and all dat.

          I dont necessarily see anything wrong with that strategy either, sure its different from Sony’s and Nintendo’s, but diversity makes the world go round and all that… Not every company has to run their business the same way.

          The one HUGE mistake that Spencer did was confirm that it was indeed a timed exclusive… now THAT he should have kept to himself if he wanted the project to succeed on Xbone, but he’s trying to do the whole “honesty” thing…so we’ll see how well that works for him in the future (if he continues to be THIS honest about stuff, I honestly dont think he’ll have too long a future unfortunately, as business men dont usually make it big by being completely truthful)…

          But thats it, I’m done for today for another 12 hours or so… gots to head off to work :(

          • Budgiecat

            Doesnt make sense why not.

            Microsoft has way more money than Sony so instead of trying to chase after 3rd party, they should be focusing within so they can up the worth of their brand.
            I mean, they should at least realize that much with the success of Halo and Gears…

            • Anime10121

              That’d only matter if companies “did the right thing” and not the thing that makes them the most money. Microsoft is a business, and as a business, they are looking to make money and as cheaply as possible. Paying for exclusives vs employing entire studios is likely cheaper…

      • LordKaiser

        I fail to see how it’s a plus for the MS fan-base because if it was multiplatform they will still be able to play it. Unless they love to be resented that is.

        • Anime10121

          Because regardless, they get to play it. Either way its advantageous to Xbox, its only disadvantageous to people that dont have one. And honestly, I doubt anyone cares if people resent them for choosing an Xbox :/

      • Elvick

        It’s hurting MS costumers, because instead of investing those millions into new IP, supporting old IP, or just startinf a new studio, they bought a game that MS buyers were already getting That is not a benefit to them. Having a limited time to brag about exclusivity (which only fanboys would do) is not worth anything to consumers.

        They get fewer games. In exchange for games they would have anyway. How does that NOT hurt the Xbox consumer?

        On mobile so cant address the redst.

        • Anime10121

          Like I said, different strokes for different businesses. Microsoft prefers going the timed/not timed exclusive route vs funding studios entirely. Many gamers want to play a game when it first releases and not months/year(s) later when it releases on another console to avoid the entire game being spoiled for them.

          Most games are front loaded and sell their heavy load at the beginning, GENERALLY (and I stress this is not a 100% always thing) when a game is released for one console first, it does the best on that console. I mean, I’ve already heard people crying that they wont support the game on PS4 and will buy it used because of this deal, if they buy it at all.

          So Microsoft is looking to get the lion’s share of the games software sales on their console, which they in turn get royalties for, and inevitably make a little bit back on the initial investment of making it timed exclusive!

          • Elvick

            Um, without this deal the game would release on PlayStation, PC and Xbox at the same time. No one would have to wait. It’s simply a waste of resources. And some of the JRPGs that were 360 timed still sold better on ps3.

            • Anime10121

              Those are JRPG’s though, which are pretty much guaranteed to do better on Playstation than Xbox. JRPGs are the main reason I stressed its not a 100% thing, as everyone knows Playstation is the place for JRPGs (which is another reason its my preferred platform). But like I said, the only person this deal sucks for, is the Playstation gamer who refuses to get/doesnt want an Xbox.

              • Elvick

                Because PlayStation has no attachment to Tomb Raider… and despite 360 focused advertising amd timed dlc, the PS3 version sold .more..

      • kiri25

        It hurts MS in that it makes them look desperate that they need to purchase multiplatform titles to complete with Sony. This does not hurt Square as much seeing as the focus is on MS. Ppl know the xbone is nowhere near as successful MS was hoping it to be so it only makes it’s look even more like they are the major reason this went timed exclusive. It’s for this reason Spencer did his epic fail as u mention by saying it’s timed b/c so much negativity was surrounding the xbox brand due to this more do than Square.

        Again tho I was a huge mistake not to announce this at e3 with reveal at it’s press by waiting 2 months to announce this just so ur press had a big surprise b/c u have no major new games to show really pissed ppl off and to top it off u make it sounds like it’s not timed even worse.

        • Budgiecat

          oh it hurts Square though too…putting games on the backburner kills hype…

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      (Long post incoming.)

      [Before I begin. You do realize this is a timed exclusive, right? Just making sure. Rise of TR will be on PS4, just not at launch.]

      I wasn’t really trying to compare the games with those examples. I brought them up to show how “timed exclusivity” has worked out well for Microsoft in the past. As a business decision.

      My point I was trying to make with the comparisons was. Clearly, Microsoft felt like timed exclusive deals helped the Xbox brand back when the 360 was on top. So, they decided to go with what worked so well for them in the past.

      You did point out I was trying to take a middle ground, which was true to an extent. I was in the middle, sure, but I was trying to point out how this stuff is business.

      I feel like gamers can sometimes get too attached to a series, or a publisher, or a console. It makes looking at something like this, a business deal, tougher to do. Emotional responses are expected, normal, and happen often. Thing is, most business deal are not written up based upon what the customers might think, or the fans and how this might affect them emotionally.

      It’s a business deal, and any publishers, company, whatever, they are thinking about money, cutting costs, perks, etc. It’s all about what can you do for me? etc.

      And all businesses, regardless of negative outcome, feel they can spin things in a positive light, or win back the fans, regardless of any business deal they make.

      Especially Square-Enix. Think about how many times per year fans get upset with SE, but still go out and buy stuff they release, forgive or forget.

      This industry is big on that. Gamers move on, they find something else or forgive. What upset them before doesn’t matter as much as time goes on. That’s how games like CoD sell each year despite huge fan backlash when they are first revealed. Most of those gamers end up buying it in the end.

      Moving on. I think your critique of MS is a bit harsh. I really see them trying here. I think Spencer and the new staff do care about gamers. That doesn’t mean they will stop doing business deals, same thing applies to Sony and MS.

      With all of this said, I do respect your opinion, and appreciate you reading my comments. I’m fine with the spotlight, I knew when I made my comments. I would likely get some harsh feedback. Most people were not in the mood to hear me try and apply logic to all of this, try to explain how and why both sides might like a business deal like this.

      For many, that close attachment (s) i referred to above was to fresh, the hurt was still there, which results in emotional responses and quick tempers.

      Also, you always have fanboy’s who will respond in amusing ways regardless of what is going on.

      http://gematsu.com/2014/08/open-forum-108#comment-1542906283

      I posted this in the last open forum. I suggest taking a look at the article. It spells out more about timed exclusive business deals like this. My thoughts on the writers opinion of timed deals still stands. He seems to like them. I don’t.

      I’ve been asked about all of this several times this week. In comments, twitter, emails, etc.

      I feel like I should clear the air some with this.

      Do I like timed exclusives? Not at all. I think everyone should be able to enjoy a game, regardless of which console they own.

      Am I personally upset about the Tomb Raider timed exclusive?

      Not really. Why? I don’t mind waiting. I currently only have the PS4, I might have an XB1 by holiday 2015, I’m not sure. Even if I do, I might not be able to pick up the game then. The holiday is always a busy time for games, for me. I have plenty of games in my backlog right now, I’m busy. Having to wait a few more months for what will likely be a more complete version of the game does not bother me.

      Do I think it’s fair to make people wait like that? The gamers who can’t afford to rush out and get an XB1 just for TR?

      Of course not. It sucks.

      Should we punish the developers for this?

      I don’t think so. It was a business deal. If anything, the guy who posted that stupid message to the community from CD should get slapped. That was a trainwreck and awful post.

      The developers of the game worked/are working hard on TR. They want all the fans to have a chance to play and appreciate what they created. I’m sure it pains them that some will have to wait a while to do so.

      Last but not least. I’m not upset with anyone that responded to my comments in the TR thread. I know some disagreed with me, or strongly voiced against me, etc. That’s fine. I don’t take a disagreement on the net over a video game business deal personal. No hard feelings. /hugs for everyone.

      That just about covers everything I think. Whew. I haven’t had the time to type up something like this until now. I appreciate you reading it, if anyone made it this far. xD

      – Zero

      • LordKaiser

        Angry Joe’s rant video explains things a lot better.

        1 thing is to make a new game and make it exclusive to a platform or make a deal with a new game or new reboot and make it exclusive and another is to make a series that started as multi-platform including the reboot and then make the sequel exclusive to 1 platform. You do that and the only thing you manage to do is to cut the audience and piss the fans,

        Even if it’s timed exclusive when it gets released it’s not seen with the same enthusiasm and even more when there’s a game that will improve upon it it making it look old. Also people are inconsiderate and start talking about the game making spoilers for everyone.

        Also even Forbes that is a business oriented website said that this was a bad decision.

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          Yeah, I understand where you and Joe are coming from.

      • kiri25

        Yes I’m aware this timed, my point here was that it was a poorly executed exclusive. MS should have announced this at E3 when they presented it during their press, but instead they wait two months later to announce this this pissing ppl off b/c they had ppl believing it was multi plat with timed dlc coming to xbone.

        I’m sure this has some positives for both companies but as far as I can see this has only brought more negative pr to MS camp. Tho it like say in a few months no one will remember this. I just feel they way they are doing this gen is very sloppy and desperate. I mean if they wanted a good timed exclusive they should have gone with Destiny, this title would have been less likely to see any negative feed back as it’s a new up developed by Bungie and published by activision both who have had strong ties to MS so it would have been more understandable.

        Anyway that’s just my thoughts.

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          Yeah, I’ll agree they stumbled out of the gate, I think most would. I do they think are trying to right the ship though. This deal most likely won’t be a slam dunk or anything, but a timed deal like this shows they are trying.

      • Anime10121
        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          Thanks. xD

    • OverlordZetta

      I don’t see how Microsoft is hurt here. Sony, maybe, but they didn’t pony up.

      • Budgiecat

        Sony? eh no

        Microsoft is hurt because negative backlashed forced Spencer to admit it’s a timed exclusive. If it werent a timed exclusive, then people who really wanted the game would be heavily consideing ponying up for an XB1 just like Uncharted fans have to pony up for a PS4.

        Now, people will be like ‘oh I might as well wait for the “Definitive Edition” which will have more content, and run and look better on PS4 and PC…

  • PrinceHeir

    Hunter X Hunter 2011 Anime to end it’s run at 148th episode

    http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/08/16/hunter-x-hunter-anime-production-wraps-up

    Of course they could always continue since Megumi Han mentions that the manga is still on going.

    I would love a remake of Yu Yu Yu Hakusho please so we can have JoJo, Sailor Moon, and Yu Yu Hakusho airing at the same time!

    http://oi61.tinypic.com/a2yl2o.jpg

    Heck what about a new Inuyasha or Kenshin Anime? :)

    • DarthBrian

      guessing they end the series with the chapter “Stillness”. Would be a nice end to the series.

      I just hope they don’t end the series by introducing a new character who is awesome that would suck for people who aren’t reading the manga cuz that would be a dick move.

    • new_tradition

      I missed out on the first Hunter x Hunter, so I planned to just get into the second version. I already DLed the first hundred episodes, but if there’s a end date in sight, I’ll just wait for it to end and then watch :3

  • PrinceHeir
    • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

      I *really* want to see this. X_x

  • PrinceHeir

    Ghost in the Shell ARISE Dub Ep 1 and 2 PV

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

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      That’s a real cool trailer. Since I’ve heard mostly mediocre things about it, I’m still uncertain as to the quality of the actual show, but that trailer is really, really well done. Makes me want to check it out.

  • PrinceHeir

    Infinite Stratos 2 ‘World Purge OVA PV

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlk-hxVn9mo

  • PrinceHeir

    Fate/stay night TV Anime’s 1st Character Ad Highlights Rin Tohsaka

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

    • PrinceHeir

      Fate Grand Order PV game :)

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

    • Pekola

      Wait what…is Fate getting a remake or…?

      • PrinceHeir

        It’s getting another remake adaptation, but it’ll follow the heaven’s route from the game much more faithfully compared to the original anime and Unlimited Blade Works movie.

  • PrinceHeir

    Attack on Titan Editor: Manga to End in 3-4 Years

    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-16/attack-on-titan-editor-manga-to-end-in-3-4-years/.77686

    “The serialization is slated to end in three to four years, but Attack on Titan is a work that will be passed down from generation to generation for a decade — no, five decades.”

    So it’s gonna be a Gundam now?!?! O__O

  • PrinceHeir
  • PrinceHeir
    • new_tradition

      Whose’s the guy with blue hair?

  • PrinceHeir
  • PrinceHeir
    • bloodiOS

    • Kobracon

      Goddamn I love her…..

    • Ghost Doge

      I still need to read that manga and watch that anime… But…. One Piece….. D:

  • PrinceHeir
    • Guest

      I like the 4th pic, appleseed right?

    • bloodiOS

      On one hand, I’m extremely glad that this series finally got adapted into anime (absolutely love the manga.) On the other hand, I’m a bit dissatisfied that the art style isn’t quite as appealing as the manga version…

  • PrinceHeir
    • shogunknight

      I like the 4th pic

      • PrinceHeir

        That’s Deunan Knute from Appleseed series :)

        She kinda looks like Raiden or the other way around XD

        • David Curry

          They’re making yet another Appleseed cg movie …

          • PrinceHeir

            You mean Alpha? It sucks that it’s only English Dub and i read that it was directed by a westerner and not the original creators of the series.

            • new_tradition

              Whoa, a third one? I still need to watch Ex Machina :O

              EDIT: Oh, it’s some kind of prequel?

    • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

      So who’s the dude sitting with Kurama?

      • PrinceHeir

        Kurapika from Hunter X Hunter.

        Both Yu Yu Hakusho and Hunter X Hunter are created by the same person: Togashi Yoshihiro.

  • PrinceHeir
  • PrinceHeir

    Summer Anime Top 20 According to Sony’s data :)

    1. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

    2. Sword Art Online II

    3. Zankyou no Terror

    4. Tokyo Ghoul

    5. Aldnoah Zero

    6. Mahou Koukou no Rettousei

    7. Akame Ga Kill!

    8. Persona 4: The Golden Animation

    9. Barakamon

    10. Rail Wars!

    11. Glasslip

    12. Argevollen

    13. Monthly Shoujo Nozaki-kun

    14. Aoharaido

    15. Sabagebu

    16. Rokujouma no Shinryakusha

    17. Tokyo ESP

    18. Locodol

    19. Hanayamata

    20. Hunter X Hunter

    JOOOOOOJOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bloodiOS

    I just realized a bit ago that I haven’t read this month’s chapter of Shingeki no Kyojin yet, so I went ahead. Shit is awesome (thank God that somebody started questioning why is Kenny a fuckin’ Ackerman!) Also, Hange is the shit!

    • Ghost Doge

      I just read it myself a couple of days ago. To your point, I’m upset that when someone finally questioned Kenny’s last name, it was just brushed off >.>

  • Cry_Zero

    So disappointed with sonys gamecom conference and why was there no nintendo direct? I expected 2-3 new smash fighters…
    Also where the hell is the new naruto chapter :/

    • Budgiecat

      eh?

      tomorrow Children
      Until Dawn
      Silent Hills reveal
      Bloodborne footage
      WILD
      Rime
      tearaway
      the Last tinker
      Life is Strange
      Dayz
      Dreamfall Chapters

      Hellblade

      • Cry_Zero

        Tearaway, hellblade, bloodborne and wild are great but the rest… I expected something big

        • Budgiecat

          At Gamescom? I didnt even know what a Gamescom was until recently…

          • Cry_Zero

            wow that means you either don’t read news about games and stuff or u just slept the last 4(?) years

  • bloodiOS

    • Budgiecat

      moar

    • Kobracon

      HAH!

  • PrinceHeir

    Woah so D.Gray-man US actually manages to catch up to the JPN release which the latest volume(24) has been hiatus since November 2013 which was released on the US 2 weeks ago.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_D.Gray-man_chapters

    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/releases.php?id=26756

    Regarding D.Gray Man’s absence. It seems Hoshino has been fired by Jump Square because of her ongoing illness all these years.

    http://dgray-man-sj.deviantart.com/journal/Important-news-regarding-the-DGM-Manga-357612962

    She can still continue the work, but with a different company.

    So Miura and Togashi can do whatever they want, yet Hoshino get’s kicked out :

    The illness must have been pretty bad. I’m thinking it’s the same thing happening with Ai Yazawa which the manga Nana has been hiatus since 2009(US too managed to catched up with the manga releases)

    I hope she recovers soon and get’s picked up by a new company soon.

    • DarthBrian

      gender double-standard affects manga-ka too, I suppose.

    • Samsara09

      what a bunch of ungrateful dicks.If one of those hotshot bastards got sick like her,I am sure they wouldn’t be fired.Double standards suck…

    • new_tradition

      Oh yeah, I need to buy that volume. I worry the series might turn rare and I miss any volumes :O

      But yeah, poor Hoshino. DGM is the only real manga series I as faithfully following. I still don’t know what her illness is exactly, but she’s been dealing with it for years :/

      Anyways, I thought it was just her illness that was gonna hold back the series, but now to get let go is awful. I really hope there’s noise being made over in Japan about this somehow. I really hope she can land on her feet after she recovers.

      But back on her health, I kind of thought maybe she should just end the series with a novel. I think ther’es two DGM novels, so it wouldn’t be shocking. I’d like to think she has some idea of what she wants to do with the story, so if she can script something out, throw in a handful of illustrations, that should please most people.

      EDIT: Wait, nvm, I don’t know how read >.>

      • PrinceHeir

        Nah she can still work on D.Gray Man but with a different publisher.

        I’m surprise they actually let the authors keep their work. Usually this will fall under their company as their own IP.

  • z_merquise
    • z_merquise
    • PrinceHeir

      Watched this last year or two years ago i think?

      Fucking awesome! Godly animation and amazing character designs.

      Wish we had more adrenaline shows like this!

      • Kobracon

        Seven years of hand drawn animation weeeeell spent.

    • Sky

      Do you have a link where i can watch it? I like the animation quality.

      • z_merquise

        You can watch the full movie in Youtube. There were only 2 of them available and only in English dub.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOc-HlJHgfs

        For other (better) options, there’s uh . . . torrents.

        Or you can buy the blu ray of it.

        • Sky

          Just finished watching the entire movie in English dub and it was pretty fuckin’ awesome. I think i found another character i like, and that would be JP. The animation looks really good. I would love to see more movies like this.

          • z_merquise

            Glad you like it!

            I really enjoy this movie. Even if there are too many characters in the movie, it managed to really focus on JP and Sonohee while giving other characters their own spotlight especially in the final race.

            It didn’t waste time for long exposition, just a quick flashback or even a bit of dialogue is enough to give you an idea of who they are and what they do. Kinda like “less is more”.

            And yes, the animation is so amazing and the action/racing is just crazy and exciting.

            • Kobracon

              I love how those characters were very recognizable. Like, you may not remember their name, but they sure as HELL were memorable. I still remember the Batman and Robin duo, and the sexy magic girls, and of course Machinehea~~~~d!

          • Kobracon

            I hear this took SEVEN years and it was AAAAALL hand drawn, so its gonna be tough to see another one like this but I agree, I REALLY hope to see another one like this.

            • z_merquise

              It sure is pretty rare to see something like this but I’m glad it exist.

    • Budgiecat

      Need a cel shaded game based on this

  • David Curry

    That pic of Robin and Zelda is chilling :|

    • Budgiecat

      I requested it

  • bloodiOS

    So, after Bloodborne, do you think From Software will make Dark Souls III? Let’s face it, it will be profitable, simple as that. Or perhaps they will remaster Dark Souls II for current-gen consoles and enjoy some potentially easy profits? Or maybe they would just make a another Souls game altogether (need that “Souls” in the title to generate money.) Also, since Kadokawa owns From Software now, I wonder if they will push for some manga and anime adaptation of Souls?

    • shogunknight

      They will first port DS2 to ps4/x1 before making DS3

    • Budgiecat

      I’d rather:

      A.C.E. 4
      tenchu
      Enchanted Arms 2

      • PrinceHeir

        Add in Armored Core VI, Tenchu or Shinobido(though i don’t mind Acquire handling those), King’s Field PS4(The Elder Scrolls needs a lesson on how to make a proper First Person RPG game)

      • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

        Don’t forget Otogi or Metal Wolf Chaos.

        You know what? Everything they’ve ever done since the PS2 days (except for Ninja Blade and that Kinect Steel Battalion) deserves a sequel :)

    • Six

      Dark Souls II for PS4/Xbone and then Dark Souls III for PS4/Xbone/PC.

      I’d like to see the series conclude as a trilogy.

  • PrinceHeir
    • Six

      I really hope this is good. The gameplay Bethesda uploaded yesterday looked pretty solid.

      • Budgiecat

        this, Until Dawn, REmake HD, Silent Hills, Fatal Frame V, Alien: Isolation

        muh horror feels

      • z_merquise

        I won’t doubt Shinji Mikami in regards to gameplay. He’s games are known for deep and well-paced gameplay.

        My fear is that people will keep on whining on something the game won’t have because it kept being compared to other games (“meh it’s not innovative as Last of Us”, “waah it’s not 60fps”, “PT is scarier”). It’s fucking annoying.

        I have this feeling that this game won’t be much appreciated in launch. Then 2 or 3 years later (or more), we’ll read blogs on how this game is like the best thing ever that no one noticed. Like what happen to God Hand or Vanquish or any Shinji Mikami games that aren’t Resident Evil.

        I want to be proven wrong because I want this to be successful. I really like to see more games from Mikami’s studio.

        • Six

          Yeah, I’ve seen some people throw this game under the bus since PT came out. Acting like this game is by some scrub developer and not Shinji fucking Mikami.

          I’m sure it’s going to be successful. Bethesda is pretty level-headed when it comes to sales expectations. Dishonored did half a million around launch in the US and they were talking about how it exceeded expectations and how they were going to make it a franchise.

          • z_merquise

            Even before PT came out, I already read people mentioning about “not 60fps” or “Last of Us-rip off” in sites like Neogaf and Youtube.

            Especially Neogaf, they’re notorious when it comes from these ‘frame-per-second’ thing. Though I don’t want to generalize anyone in that site because there’s lots of nice and funny people there too and some who work in the games industry post there as well.

            Youtube is the worst though.

            • Six

              NeoGAF is full of whiny hyperbolic manchildren. I swear, I enjoyed video games more before I found that place.

              The people claiming it’s a Last of Us rip-off are particularly obnoxious. The Evil Within actually looks like a video game rather than another overly cinematic “Hollywood game”.

              • Luna Kazemaru

                this is why i love you.

        • Budgiecat

          Not as innovative as Last of Us – Elvick
          Not 60fps needs 4K resolution- BloodiOS
          PT is scarier. Kojima is God – ManagedCorn

          *runs really quickly and hides*.
          http://www.paws-and-effect.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/8396480958_4039f91f2e_z.jpg

          • Elvick

            Um, what? I haven’t said anything bad about that game. It’s not for me, so why would I? I don’t live life needing to whine about things I don’t want to play, like some people here. (you included)

            I haven’t compared the two either.

            • Budgiecat

              just dont hurt me….okay?

              *still hiding*

        • PrinceHeir

          Freaking agree.

          Just you wait. When PT fails they’ll cling back to Psycho Pass and said this is actual a really fucking amazing game.

          Some people smh.

          • z_merquise

            You mean Psycho Break (the JPN title for The Evil Within). Psycho Pass is an anime series.

            • PrinceHeir

              Oh yeah Psycho Break XD

              I was trying to use the Japanese name, but for some reason i wrote Pass instead of Break instead XD

    • Kobracon

      In case you were wondering about the names, from top to bottom:

      Sebastian Casteyanus

      Joseph Oda (oho, an Oda huh? Might be evil)

      Julie Kidman

    • Sky

      like always, i prefer to see Joesph to become a protagonist than Sebastian.

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      My enthusiasm was deflated a bit by the reveal of a “Season Pass” for this game, including TWO pieces of confirmed story content. smh

      But I still hope the game is good. It’s Bethesda though, and them forcing that sh** into it just means I get to ignore it for a year until a GOTY edition arrives. Eff the Season Pass practice SO HARD.

      • PrinceHeir

        Unfortunately, i can’t no longer wait for the game so i’m getting it day 1.

        Been looking forward to this since it’s reveal.

        How does season pass works though?

    • bloodiOS

      Too bad they don’t look that good in-game…

  • Kobracon

    So yeah….I’ve been playing Wonderful 101 and……ITS MAGICAL! I have been starving myself of vids and information on this game other than the trailers and demos so I have no clue what I’m expecting. I’m only like….3 Operations in but it is AWESOME! You never fail to disappoint me Kamiya!

    P.S. TT^TT on OP pic….

    • z_merquise

      I bought The Wonderful 101 months ago but still sealed. I still don’t have a WiiU yet.

      • Kobracon

        Its worth the wait dude, it is worth the wait. By the time you get a Wii U, Bayo 2 would prolly be out, then you can shotgun 2 Platinum games in a row. Not sure if you’ll survive all the awesome, but it’ll be worth it!

    • 罪罰

      THE LONGER THE UNITE, THE MORE POWERFUL IT IS.
      UUUUUUUUUUUUNITE WHIP!

    • OverlordZetta

      I couldn’t get into the demo. Controls just stank up the place.

      • Kobracon

        Platinum are notorious for bad demos. I have absolutely no control probs with the game so far. Every death has been my fault and as with any character action game, you gotta git gud with the controls. The controls themselves work fine.

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

    Fuck, must resist ZAQ’s awesomeness, can’t buy all her cds ( ・´ω・`)

  • z_merquise

    Thanks to Redline, I so wanted to see a fast, manic scifi action/racing hybrid from Platinum Games. (who else?)

    Not sure if possible or if it will ever happen but hey, I use to dream of seeing a futurustic samurai/ninja action game from them after watching the OVA series Karas. It can be a game adaptation, or a Strider or Shinobi game, whatever, I just want it to be possible. And it did happen thanks to Metal Gear Rising. Totally unexpected but close enough.

    So what are some of your “dream game” you want to see from a game developer and if those dream game of yours became a reality somehow.

    • Budgiecat

      CC2 for a Redline game

      • Kobracon

        It’ll LOOK good with CC2 at least.

    • Six

      Open-world Ghost in the Shell game from Kojima Productions
      Gears of War from Valhalla Game Studios (Itagaki)
      American McGee’s Alice 3 from Ninja Theory
      Vampire: The Masquerade from CD Projekt RED
      Star Wars RPG from CD Projekt RED
      Blood reboot from Flying Wild Hog
      SiN reboot from Flying Wild Hog
      Quake 5 from MachineGames
      Rage 2 from Machine Games

      None of them are very realistic, except maybe Blood and Quake 5. Maybe Rage 2 if the planets align just right.

      • z_merquise

        A new Blood game would be pretty great
        .
        I like the old one. Even if it’s inspired from B-movie horror flicks and you are controlling an undead gunslinger from the old west (which is badass), the atmosphere is really scary. That music in the carnival stage still give me the creeps.

        After the success of the new Wolfenstein, I’m sure MachineGames is getting more work now.

        • Six

          With Wolfenstein being as good as it is, I really wish Bethesda somehow had the rights to Bioshock.

          Since Irrational is gone, those are the guys I’d want on it the most.

          • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

            Well remember, by all accounts, Arkane’s Prey 2 is going to be a “spiritual successor to System Shock 2″ more than the type of space bounty hunter game that Human Head was making. So you’ll get something close to Bethesda’s Bioshock eventually :)

      • Budgiecat

        No Karas game by Platinum??

        • Six

          No. Never.

          • Budgiecat

            noooooooooooooooooo

    • Elvick

      CyberConnect 2 – Fairy Tail game. Don’t care, that engine needs to be used on more than a billion Narutos.

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      Man, I’d love it if some publisher went to Platinum, grabbed the Max Anarchy/Mad World team, had them play “Twisted Metal” and “Road Redemption” for just 5 minutes each, and said, “Do something like that. Here’s a TON OF MONEY. You have 3-5 years. Wow me”. lol.

      You know their version would involve leaping off of your vehicle, using grapple hooks, getting onto other vehicles, beating the sh*t out of other players in the air, running superspeed alongside cars, throwing cars around, etc. Hahaha. It would be AWESOME! :D

      Heck, why don’t more people try “action/racing” more often?

      Anyway, I would love to see:
      United Front Games (Sleeping Dogs): Ghost in the Shell
      Ninja Theory (Enslaved, DmC): Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
      Platinum Games: Superman
      Ninja Theory: The Mark of Kri reboot
      Ahesive Games (HAWKEN): Shogo reboot

      • z_merquise

        I’m not really into racing games but action/racing hybrid sounds great and what you mentioned is something I really want to see turn to a game.

        A Ghost in the Shell or Cowboy Bebop open-world game is something I really want to see and yeah, United Front is the only developer I know that can make it work.

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

    Who’s on the right?

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

    Cute Japanese girls are my Kryptonite, no matter how many barriers I have up they go through life a hot knife slicing butter

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

    4Gamer posted a great PS4 HDD guide,
    http://www.4gamer.net/games/990/G999024/20140726005/

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

    Hey @managedcorn:disqus what consoles do you own?

    • 罪罰

      I own a PS1, PS2, PS3, 3DS, PSP, Wii U, Wii, Dreamcast and a Xbox 360 that’s just there gathering dust.

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

        Nice collection

        • Budgiecat

          I had a 3DO…and a Virtual Boy..

        • 罪罰

          I’ll be jumping gun to PS4 in 2 years from now, hopefully if I get good enough at japanese I’ll get myself a PC-FX.

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

            How are you practicing?

            • 罪罰

              I go to classes on Saturday, then play some game with furigana to help me out and learn some kanjis.

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

                Sounds good, class helped but I ended up advancing on my own

                • 罪罰

                  I’d like to do the same but college gets in the way and sometimes I lack material.

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

                      Thanks dude, I’ll get to it after I finish this assignment.

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

                      Welcome

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

                Do you have an Android phone?

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

                Use raw anime for vocabulary practice

  • PrinceHeir
    • 罪罰
      • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

        ManagedCat.

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      The building geometry still look a tad too simple, but everything else looks really nice! That’s cool. Wish I knew more about it. Wonder what they’re making it in/for? If I had nothing but free time, I would totally grab some Saint’s Row IV mod tools and do my best to remake at least some of Shenmue or Shenmue 2. Though, really, Sleeping Dogs is the game you want to mod there – UFG needs to make sure Triad Wars ships with official mod tools!

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Sir! I need more info, who is making this!?

      • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

        Fans in Korea. After PrinceHeir put it here, saw it on Kotaku.

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          Darn Kotaku!!!

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

    Alright, I should watch this. Been sitting in my queue

    • MrFinalgamer

      Save your sanity, it’s not worth it…

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

        Well we don’t like the same types of anime so I’ll probably like it

    • bloodiOS

      I personally think it’s better for you to read the light novels, the anime adaptation really isn’t good in my opinion.

  • 罪罰

    Has anyone here played 5 Nights at Freedys? I’m scared of it.

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      Okay, never heard of this before. I looked up a video, saw this, and got about 2 seconds in before I was like, “Nope”, lol. This is a very specific kind of horror, and I do not dig creepy, animatronic bear horror, lol.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP4UTOek0-Y

      • 罪罰

        pre-rendered 90s quality is nightmare fuel

        • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

          You’ve ruined my day, ManagedCorn :)

          I decided to watch a walkthrough of the first night, just to see what’s up? It’s really entertaining. Terrifying – I don’t want to play it – but I like watching SOMEONE else go through it :)

          It is a really smart design though, especially for an IndieDB/Desura game. There’s not a lot of animation, the use of cameras – it’s creative, efficient and scary as balls since you can’t interact with much. I just can’t get over these things. *shudder*

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

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

    DanganRonpa 1・2 Reload cards

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

    So did Tetsuya get sick of this place?

  • Bart Fatima

    Kingdom Under fire 2 is a game I am honestly psyched about. As I look at the gameplay and character creation I am surely going to invest a lot of time in it. R.I.P Robin Williams he will surely be missed.

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

      It’s going to be a gigantic game solo play as well as online, beta should be coming soon

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      Yeah, that one sounds really good. One of the most exciting Korean MMO’s (though it’s also… not, if you want it to be? It’s a weird hybrid) coming up, especially since it was the second of the “Big Ones” (after Archeage) to get a confirmed western release.

      It’s really baffling that it, and all the other MMO’s coming to the PS4, were sort of buried by Sony at E3. Yet they made time for non-announcements about the one TV show they’re doing that no one cares about. smh

      Anyway, if you want to read up more on it, I suggest Steparu. Good site if you’re interested in amazing-looking Asian MMO’s:

      http://steparu.com/reviews/mmorpg/1496-kingdom-under-fire-ii-closed-beta-review

      • Bart Fatima

        I really appreciate that I plan to look that site up asap. Also, I never really was a big MMORPG guy but after I played FFXIV:ARR i noticed I put a lot of hours in it. But KUF is something you cannot deny, I showed my friends who are simply fighting, shooter, and action lovers the games gameplay and trailer and they were beyond impressed.

      • Budgiecat

        I’d just like to see more game variety come out of Korea besides just MMO’s….

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

      This would’ve been great years ago but I stream a lot more now

      • Budgiecat

        I like to view my GoPro stuff through PS3 straight off the USB though

        Plus, use MP3’s for custom soundtracks (like in JJBA ASB, A.C.E.:R and MGS GZ)

    • new_tradition

      I really hope PS4 gets this feature. So tired of having to convert files to make them playable on other systems (and I have a crappy understanding of codecs, bitrates and what not, so they always come out pretty bad after :/)

      Also, in regards to piracy, I remember someone I used to know was reviewing a copy of Terminator Salvation. It was a Blu-ray which they didn’t have, but it came with a digital code, but that format was in mkv. So what about those situations?

      • LordKaiser

        Well Microsoft’s move was good because they don’t have any movie studio that I know of unlike Sony. Now I doubt Sony implement this for this very reason because they themselves are a movie studio.

  • MrFinalgamer

    So, apparently people are getting pissy with how some characters in Akiba’s Trip are offensive, to the point that XSEED has addressed this on their twitter account. Anyone here played the game, so they can fill me in on what people are complaining about?

    https://twitter.com/XSEEDGames/status/501102084683345921

    • Luna Kazemaru

      they are offended because the slur trap is being used

      • MrFinalgamer

        …Wait you serious? That’s it!? Just, males looking like females, and being called traps? Fucking hell, some people…

        • Luna Kazemaru

          it offends trans apparently.

        • Budgiecat

          this is moment for That Man, and yet, That Man is nowhere to be found…

      • Six
        • Luna Kazemaru

          Can’t wait to xseed to get called sexist again.

        • Anime10121

          To answer the question of the pic, yep, still a trap, but if you go in it, it just becomes a successful one ;)

    • OverlordZetta

      So they just shouldn’t play the game if whatever it is bothers them.

      Is that really so hard?

    • 罪罰

      I WANT THIS GAMEEE

    • new_tradition

      I think I’m at the halfway point, but so far haven’t really noticed anything offensive per se.

      For example, there’s a sidequest where you dress up the MC as a girl to fool some asshole guys, and they get all offended when they realize MC’s really a dude. They probably said some nasty things (can’t remember what exactly…), but that was more about those guys than the over-all game message (and you got to beat them up after, lol).

    • Samsara09

      This is why I am against everyone having a computer.They should only allow those who pass a vicious I.Q test to have one,lol.

    • Shippoyasha

      I just wish Xseed stops listening to those crybabies. All they do is whine. 24/7.

      • Elvick

        Agree, but I do like that they commissioned male fanservice for the game :P I don’t think they did it because whiners though… or maybe tje did idk

    • LordKaiser

      So the SJW are at it again.

    • Anime10121

      I hate people some…no a LOT of times :(

  • PrinceHeir
  • PrinceHeir
  • PrinceHeir
  • PrinceHeir
    • Sky

      Dat ass… chie, you know need the D.

    • Anime10121

      Dat Chie O.O

    • Ghost Doge

      My Chie senses were tingling!

  • PrinceHeir
    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      Urgh. I gotta catch up on my Sailor Moon and Legend of Korra. I just can’t stick to shows online like I can on-TV… or Netflix…

    • Elvick

      Just watched it, it was great. Can’t wait for next episode. Jupiter is my favorite from the first group. Pluto overall. Hope Crystal goes that far just to see what they would do.

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

    One of my top God Eater 2 buster blade screen captures

  • Elvick

    This has been bugging me, in Toukiden what is Oka saying when you pick her for your party? Anyone know?

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

      行こうか
      ikouka
      Shall we get going

      • Elvick

        Thanks~

        • Budgiecat

          ikouka Elvick?

          ikouka..

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    Atlus released some BGM tunes from Etrian Odyssey Untold 2:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmmnvrVMC5Y

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlpVp-2fP6k


    Considering this is the EO series, with the great Yuzo Koshiro as series’ composer, these are worth a listen. EO is known for fantastic music, and an amazing community who “super arranges” these soundtracks into unbelievable stuff. For example:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6TJ8H3EKec&index=11&list=PLJ6YWpBcKMKL9HU2QIZaxXMmwxFGV_NuE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziMPUrJCbYE&index=10&list=PL0A94EB3335DF31BB

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang
    • Elvick

      Already backed as much as I can. Hope it makes it.

      • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

        Same here. though depending on if a few other things fail (looking likely), I’ll pour a little more into this.

        I’m pulling for it too.

    • LordKaiser

      Too bad I’m not subscribed to any anime forums. Animenewsnetwork.com may help.

    • Six

      I’m starting to doubt it’ll even hit the base goal.

    • z_merquise

      The what!? Only few days to go and it still didn’t reach the half of the goal!?

      Damn, man. We need more bad-ass action anime like that. It will be terrible if this didn’t reach its goal.

    • futuristic_imagination

      I hope this gets funded, hate to see another Yusuke kozaki art design not being put to used.

      • z_merquise

        Yeah. I feel bad on what happened to Lily Bergamo.

    • new_tradition

      I think what might be stopping people from contributing is that the initial goal of 580k is only for a single anime episode.

      I think that people don’t really have an understanding of how much money goes into making a good anime show when they stream or download for free all these episodes.

      They might be thinking “what? You need all that money just for one episode? :O” or something.

      • Budgiecat

        but isn’t that what you just said?

        • new_tradition

          Did I? Did I really?

          Okay, yes, but I can’t break the habit of writing in essay format :P

          Thesis, supporting paragraph, summary point…

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang
    • Anime10121

      Man Mario is such an ass :/

      • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

        Wait until you see the end of the video I pulled that gif from (I needed to GIF it; “watery sad anime Yoshi eyes” are too delicious)

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9x4o1gAzTc

        • Anime10121

          Always knew it was some reason I can no longer get into Mario games…that…may be the reason why :/

  • Six

    Gotta take a drug test tomorrow. I sure hope the cocaine is out of my system.

    • new_tradition

      So party hard-er? :O

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      Nah, just gotta take some ecstasy! They won’t care about the cocaine if you have ecstasy in your system! ;)

      … hmmm, wait. That might not be a good tip. You should mention – are you looking to *pass* this drug test? Then I can’t help you, Six.

    • MrFinalgamer

      You got any friends to hook you up with some pee?

    • Luna Kazemaru

      drug task force is on their way.

    • Anime10121

      I dunno… Rick James says cocaine is one hell of a drug :O

      But seriously… You found a job? Congrats:)

      • Six

        Thanks. It’s part time and only pays minimum wage, but it’s going to be a good stepping stone to something better.

        Or so the guy who interviewed me said. He was wearing crocks, so I dunno how trustworthy he is.

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

          You need to get a degree so you can find your own job, no one will find you a good job, they’ll just use you

          • Six

            I’m not one for any of that fancy book learnin’.

            Nah, but this job is going to be a good start, and it’s chill as hell. I know a ton of people who work in the community, so it’ll be great for networking.

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

              Well that’s good

          • Anime10121

            A degree doesnt guarantee anything in this day and age. I have a degree, and I’m still in the same crappy job I was prior to starting college :/

            Location, field of education, and who you know are the most important things to finding a good job…

        • Anime10121

          Every little bit helps! So hopefully as the guy said it’ll be a stepping stone to full time work… if nothing else, it’ll be recent experience that you can put on an application!

          • Six

            Yeah, breaking this streak of unemployment is going to be great.

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

      Dork

  • Six
    • Budgiecat

      haha wow this guy….

    • 罪罰

      what about copying cave story

      • Six
        • Budgiecat

          I doubt Phil Fish has a dick…maybe an inverted fish

      • PrinceHeir

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

        funny thing is that Fez is just a rip off of Cave Story and La Mulana.

        except removing all the challenges and making it artsy fancy with all that pretentious bullshit.

        I like the game though, i bought when he was out of the company since i wanted to support the actual developers and not this douche.

        Karma is soo fucking good.

    • Elvick

      It’s nice to know he’s still a douche.

      In before this troll gets trolled harder than he can handle and ragequits twitter again.

    • z_merquise

      So what’s the problem with fedora hats? It look cool. Kinda like a detective in some film-noir film, right?

    • Sae-Won Yoon

      He just mad Nippon makes better games than he ever did

      • Six

        Except I’m pretty sure 4chan made Katawa Shoujo.

  • futuristic_imagination

    Been playing Tales of Xillia 2 for a while and loving every minute of it.

    Also I just found out that I can take screenshots with the ps3. How did I miss that function. “Orz

    Now I got to find what other games that allow screenshots. :)

    • new_tradition

      Lucky~

      Can you spoil me a little? Does it feel like a stand alone experience, or are there clear connections to the first game?

      • futuristic_imagination

        Not to spoil the story, there are clear connections with the first. You meet up with characters with the first game to find out what happened during the (1 year) time skip.

        Also the way the game is set up you have the main story and you have Character Episodes with one of the characters from the first game.

        If you didn’t finish/ not played the first game, I think there is an encyclopedia that recaps the first game (kind of like Final Fantasy XIII-2.) Didn’t check it out yet, but I will let you know.

        EDIT: There is no encyclopedia that recaps the first game only terms/ other stuff. I got mixed up with the video that bandainamco posted that recaps the important parts of the first game.

        • new_tradition

          Cool, thanks. I have the first game, but I only finished Jude’s side. I kind of wanted to do Milla’s side before I played Xillia 2, but I kept forgetting, and now I’m playing something else, orz X_x

          • futuristic_imagination

            Your pretty much all set for the second game. unless you really want to see the differences in Milla’s side and play/see parts when you don’t have Milla in the party (in Judes Story). IMO it’s kind of fun to see the differences in their stories.

            • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

              I played just Milla’s side – I didn’t feel like I missed much. Except for whatever happened between Alvin, Jude (and Leia?) around 2/3 of the way through the game. Or was it Elise? One of the girls. Milla got split up and got paired up with the old guy and one of the girls in the snowy place, you know.

              Oh man… I should probably at least brush up on their names before going out to pick it up on Tuesday :)

              • futuristic_imagination

                Don’t worry about their names you’ll be fine. you’ll remember when you play it. :)

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

      Not all games support it, the dev needs to add the function

      • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

        Yeah, just like the custom soundtracks/playing soundtracks while the games are on.

        Very disappointing functionality. Don’t get your hopes up, futuristic_imagination.

        • futuristic_imagination

          Dang… oh well at least Tales of Xiliia 2 can let you take screenshots.

      • futuristic_imagination

        Yeah they really need to add it, but I’m glad that ps4 supports it or is it for some games?

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

          Well the screenshot feature is system based so you can screenshot anything, Crunchyroll had to disable it cause people were posting anime screens

          • futuristic_imagination

            What Crunchyroll disabled it, man that blows.

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

              Yeah lol

          • Elvick

            Because you can’t do it just as easily from their website (thus PC) or mobile…

  • MrFinalgamer
    • Anime10121
    • Budgiecat

      they should remake Persona and both Persona 2 games for PS4 in full Catherine style 3D

      • Anime10121

        While I liked Persona 1, I dont think I’d rebuy it no matter how pretty it looked… Persona 2 though? I’d spend 200 the duology in better graphics!

        • MrFinalgamer

          I don’t know. Give me third person dungeon crawling, a proper remix, with an option to have the original soundtrack, and I would finally replay that game again.

          • 罪罰

            They’d have to do a lot of remixing, because those battles dragged on forever, I could barely keep my cool. As much as I love the MegaTen games, P1 and P2 pushed my patience but the theme was great.

            I played P2 after SMT2 so I was really accustomed to SELECT, DO THIS, WAM, WAM, DO IT AGAIN
            CRAZY SNES METAL MUSIC

            • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

              I think Corn was able to sum up an incredibly long game in one sentence… I am amazed.

          • Anime10121

            Eh, I still couldnt do it. Persona 1 was a good first play, but it dragged on in normal encounters and the story wasnt anything special to me… The characters were awesome though!

            • Budgiecat

              could be fixed….

              • Anime10121

                True, Persona 1 did have the bearings of a great game, it just didnt get there! It was good, but with things touched up, it could indeed be great!

        • 罪罰
      • MrFinalgamer

        All of my yes! Seeing P2 in full 3D, and graphics similar to Catherine would be awesome! After seeing how mega hype the PSP opening of EP is, I just wish they actually did the animations all over again (took them 3 games, but they finally got a remake opening right!)

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1bgbfEPUog

  • Budgiecat
  • Budgiecat

    Siliconera posts way too much iOS/Android garbage lol

    • 罪罰

      it’s part of gaming.

      • Budgiecat

        yeah like AIDS is part of humanity

        • 罪罰

          that’s the best you could come up with

          • Budgiecat

            it was on short notice. Plus I figure I’d throw a corny joke out for a corny audience

            I’ll be performing all week though so stick around!

            We got cheese dip

            http://www.redilustradoresecuador.com/admin/image_manager/thumbs/organicpost/groo_web.jpg

            • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

              Maybe it’ll change after TGS? I mean, they’ll have so many 3DS and PS Vita games to talk then that they won’t have time for… uh… mobile gaming :P

              (darn you Japan. Stop being so allergic to powerful new consoles and PCs)

      • Pekola

        Agreed. Still, they don’t really clarify if these games are going to be released in the US, so often you have to assume these are Japanese release dates.

        • Budgiecat

          lol which makes it even worse

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    This is what you get when you combine Power Stone, Gummi Bear people, and physics. It’s probably the greatest fighting game of all time, basically:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OrK0iSx7cc

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

    I really like the Earth Defense force DLC in God Eater 2, it’s really good

    • Budgiecat

      I wouldn’t know

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      I forgot about EDF 2025. I just checked Amazon – it’s only $20 on Amazon. Thanks for reminding me, I gotta pick it up!

      Hey, how was the Phantasy Star Nova demo, btw? How did it’s “killing giant monsters” combat compare to God Eater? I really dig GE’s character & creature designs – it’s a cool looking game. I know it’s probably always going to stay on handhelds, but I would LOVE to see Bamco bring it to PS4 – that would look incredible.

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

        I’ll have to play it again, I passed out when I was playing. When I woke up I saw the ending cg trailer lol

        • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

          haha. Oh well. At least you said “passed out” instead of “blinked”, right?

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

            Nah I’ll play it again was just tired that night. Trying to get more Earth Defense God Eater 2 DLC done for my channel so been distracted

  • Budgiecat
    • 罪罰

      that made me smile

  • bloodiOS

    Looks like Silent Hills won’t be released anytime before 2016.

    http://whatifgaming.com/silent-hills-developer-deciding-between-first-person-and-third-person-point-of-view

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      No surprise there. This IS a “Kojima joint” after all. Also, I’m sure GDT is busy with Pacific Rim 2 and Justice League Dark for Warner Bros. :)

    • 罪罰

      Then I’ll get a PS4 until then.

      • bloodiOS

        Even Bloodborne can’t convince you to buy it early?

        • 罪罰

          It looks great, I don’t have any doubt that it’ll deliver but I’m a patient man, if there’s anything that can make me buy a console, it’s a mainline SMT or any console Atlus game.

    • Six

      I never expected otherwise and I’m glad to have it confirmed. 2015 is going to be stupid expensive already.

      • bloodiOS

        I just hope that the 2016 release isn’t just a best case scenario.

        • Anime10121

          With how big games are and how long the big ones take to make, I think that likely is a best case scenario…

          Why do you think Square hasnt announced estimated time frames for FFXV? Because its likely at least a year off as well… though I personally think its 2 :/

          • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

            That’s because Square is inefficient :P

            I think Kojima’s got this one locked down tight. There’s a reason why he has more than one Kojima Productions studio (if you didn’t know, there’s a Kojima Productions in L.A. as well)

            • Anime10121

              Kojima Pro LA hasnt actually released anything on their own yet though. Metal Gear Online will be their first release with MGSV, and we still havent heard anything about it yet :/

              • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

                Oh I know. I’m just saying, that means they’re most likely around to support the main office on art and engineering. i.e. Outsourcing. Which is how you get games out in a timely manner, relatively speaking.

                Square has resisted outsourcing for the entire previous gen, only coming around to it for Lightning Returns (where they enlisted the help of Tri-Ace). The FFXV team though is still, by all accounts, resisting it though.

                I DEFINITELY expect Kojima’s games to stay on track better than Square’s (or Last Guardian or something) because he knows how to manage productions better, is what I’m saying. Kojima LA exists just to help the core studio.

                • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

                  Oh! I forgot!

                  Not to mention, since they’re in L.A., and Guillermo Del Toro is in Hollywood a lot, I bet it’s easier for Kojima to collaborate with him since he has a studio set up there! GDT just has to waltz on down to KLA to meet with the team, work on stuff, conduct meetings-by-satellite, etc.Oh, that’s perfect!

                  That just occurred to me. Aw man! That’s a brilliant use for that studio!

          • bloodiOS

            Square sucks though…

            • Anime10121

              They dont… they just take far more time than necessary to release their games :/

              I’ll be the first to agree they’re a poorly run, inefficient company, but they’re far from sucking :/

              A word like that is more utilized at a company like Capcom, who hasnt actually released a NEW console game themselves since Resident Evil 6 and have nothing else on their plate but a Ftp beta thats been delayed over 9000 times :/

              • bloodiOS

                Well, I only meant they suck at projects management. Capcom, on the other hand, is simply a lost cause.

              • Budgiecat

                how bout SNK, Sega and Konami, they’re guilty too

                • Anime10121

                  SNK doesnt exist anymore
                  Sega still releases games, just not in America
                  Konami is Kojima Productions :V

                  • Budgiecat

                    SNK does exist. they’re making a new King of Fighters. Like Sega and Konami, they have their heads too far up their Pachislots to care about expanding their game library again.
                    Sega releases Sonic, Hatsuni Miku and publishes Alien games. Yakuza (in JPN only). But the majority of their library like Konami/Hudson and SNK is untouched and sales have dropped over half as a result of their bad management..

                    • Anime10121

                      I was being sarcastic about SNK, since they disappeared off the face of the earth after the last KoF.

                      Sega also has Shining and that Dengeki fighter. Like I said, they still actually release more than a few console games, just not in the west.

                      And Konami may as well just rename itself Kojima Productions, as its the only thing keeping them afloat

    • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

      Will be released this year.

      • Anime10121

        Tell me you’re kidding :/

        • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

          I’m not kidding, because it is Hideo Kojima. He is a master.

          • Anime10121

            MGSV is a FAR bigger series, it was announced in 2012 and still doesnt have a release date :/

            Even Kojima games take time after their initial announcements.

      • bloodiOS

        Such vanity…

      • Six

        lol wat

  • PrinceHeir

    Looks like Resident Evil 5 is still selling(Hopefully it’s Gold Edition though)

    http://www.relyonhorror.com/latest-news/resident-evil-5-still-selling-copies-by-the-way-still/

    • bloodiOS

      Remaster incoming ;P

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

        There is actually a Biohazard remaster coming

        http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/title/bljm61211.html

        • bloodiOS

          Well, I meant for Resident Evil 5. They might even be bringing Resident Evil 4 to 8th-gen, too.

          • Budgiecat

            REmake is all thats needed (until a RE2 remake is actually made)

            Move over RE cause we got Until Dawn, Silent Hills and Evil Within

            • PrinceHeir

              Forgot Siren and Fatal Frame :P

              How’s Until Dawn?

              What about The Walking Dead games??? Telltale and the one by Overkill(that did Payday series)?

              • Budgiecat

                you didn’t check out that 24 min demo? I think I posted it here earlier..

          • Anime10121

            I guarantee tehy will :P

            Capcom loves to rerelease games instead of creating new ones! Poor Megaman (and SFII) has more rereleases than he has core games :/

        • Budgiecat

          Im sure BloodiOS is well aware of that

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

      That’s one of the games that brought Capcom profits despite not having any new games

      • Budgiecat

        It (Gold Edition) was also one of the early examples in the 7th gen of Capcom gong Crapcom

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    The anime opening to Toukiden Extreme. The good part starts at 2:25. It’s really cool looking:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K2rXsis-B0

    The anime for the original game is here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWvT7OGhx7Q

  • Six

    Pre-ordered the white Xbone with Sunset Overdrive. Pisses me off that it’s a voucher for the game and not a physical copy. :/

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

      Wow really? I’m getting the day zero edition of Advanced Warfare with mine. It’s either preloaded or I get the disc not sure

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      Don’t a lot of bundles nowadays do that crap? I know a TON of 3DS bundles now do. It is aggravating.

      • Elvick

        Sadly yes. It’s fairly standard now

    • Anime10121

      Wait, so you get a voucher for a physical copy instead? I think thats a much better deal…

      • Six

        No, it’s a code for a digital copy. 40 freaking gigs. x___x

        That all digital future, tho! Any day now.

        • Anime10121

          10 games to a harddrive :/

          This is why I hate that installation of games is mandatory on current gen consoles excluding Wii U

          • Six

            At least the Xbone lets you use external HDDs to expand it up to 16TBs.

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

              External drives aren’t recommended for gaming though

              • Budgiecat

                indeed

              • Anime10121

                Works fine enough on Wii U :V

                • Budgiecat

                  Well……Wii U

              • Six

                Why not?

                • Anime10121

                  Lot of folks say it has a drop in quality, but if its their, I dont see it :/

                  • Six

                    From what I’ve read using an external HDD actually improves loading times.

                    If there really is a drop in quality, at least I’ll be able to move things around and not have to uninstall then reinstall games.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Maybe for 5400rpm drives but seriously, with USB 3.0, popping in a 7200rpm drive would make it a better experience than the XBO’s stock drive any day (how much better is to be debated though.)

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

                  I don’t know the specifics, just heard about it. I did do a search and said it improves Xbox One load times so i’ll look into it down the road

                  Couldn’t pass up the 1TB Xbox One drive though, never got past 700 GB on my PS4 1 TB drive

        • Budgiecat

          Should probably get that 1tb version…

        • futuristic_imagination

          oh god… I don’t think I can wait for almost half a day to dl the game. I can handle waiting 1hr 30min (on a good day) to dl a 12 gig game, but 40 gigs X_X. Im okay with a digital future when we raise our speeds.

    • Budgiecat

      this same crap happened to my friend when he bought the Wind Waker Wii U Bundle

      So he packed everything up, returned it, and got Mario 3D world bundle

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Seriously?

      :/ I wouldnt get that then, I need physical copies.

      • Six

        It’s still just $400, same price as a regular black one with no extra game.

        If nothing else I could sell the digital voucher.

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          True, It just annoys me that they give out DV’s like they are the full things. I want a case dangit!

    • Elvick

      The NSMBU/NSLBU Wii U bundle came with a physical copy! Was surprised tbh. Bundle with codes are lame.

    • McPoo

      On the plus side it’s in handy QR code so you get the joy of just holding the piece of paper in front of the camera instead of putting in a long code :)

      But yeah, I’d rather a physical copy too. My 3DS was the same – Animal Crossing XL edition comes with the game pre-installed on the memory card.

      • Anime10121

        Sunset Overdrive bundle doesnt come with Kinect though…

  • bloodiOS

    Anyone knows of any 7200rpm internal HDD for laptops (2.5″) that is 2TB (or larger)?

  • Anime10121

    Question? Anyone know a good/cheap multi HDMI splitter? My TV only
    has 2 ports and I’m getting tired of constantly switching back and forth
    between my PS3, PS4, Xbone, Wii U, and not yet owned but PSTV. :/

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    Has anyone played The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky? Falcom’s “traditional” RPG here is supposed to be VERY good. I just haven’t bought it yet… I’m already backed up and, beyond Tales of Xillia 2, I’m gonna stick to trying to knock down my backlog for the time being.

    http://www.gog.com/game/the_legend_of_heroes_trails_in_the_sky

    I know the soundtrack seems pretty great, but what else is new for Falcom?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODjj64QFV2g&list=PL222455AF5CAD6AC0&index=47

    • Anime10121

      WTF are you waiting for! Buy it now! Play it now! One of the best JRPG’s of last gen even with slow pacing! Do yourself a favor and get this relatively soon!

      • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

        Guess I got my answer, lol. That’s basically all anyone says anyway – I’ll nab it when I can, and actually play it… eventually :P

        After TOX2. There. I’ll prioritize it then.

        • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant

          Do it. Now or later but as the game ends in a cliffhanger you should already make sure that the secuel is near. For now SC is about to come this winter..you should play Trails in the sky FC before that.

    • 罪罰

      It’s slow but it’s good, not as good as YS.

      • Budgiecat

        they shoulda localized that YS vs Legend of Heroes fighting game. I had fun with that…

    • Elvick

      Yep, but not all of it. Great so far.

    • LordKaiser

      It is very good for being a old PC JRPG. But it haven’t aged well.

    • Ping92

      Buy it, it is pretty good. I’m currently playing zero no kiseki and sen no kiseki

    • LordKaiser

      The Anime sale is still on so I guess it will last till Tuesday so you can get Ys I&II Chronicles for $10.48 or $7.34 if you have Plus. (Digital PSP game)

  • Pekola

    I want Tales of Xillia 2 and Drakengard 3

    but dis wallet.

    • Akari Akaza

      Drakengard 3 came in May 21 where were you? now maybe you can find it cheap…^_^

      • Pekola

        I am here. And I am poor. Lol.

        And nope, still 50 bucks.

        • Akari Akaza

          Your wrong. $29.99 at Amazon.com…..o(^-^)o

          http://www.amazon.com/Drakengard-3-PlayStation/dp/B00J6DLPLK

          • Pekola

            I don’t even have that money (for luxuries such as games, I mean). But I guess I’ll keep it in mind if I manage to get some.

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

              Trade in or sell your old games online?

    • Samsara09

      My wallet is so fucking tiny I have to leave kingdom hearts 2.5,persona 4 golden ultimax and Assassin’s creed:Rogue to 2015 :/

  • LordKaiser

    Did anyone picked up Xillia 2?

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

      Futuristic Johnny did, said he really likes it

      • LordKaiser

        GS called me 7 hours ago saying that my game has arrived but I’ll get it tomorrow.

        • Anime10121

          So about Gamestop…since I quit Amazon Prime, need a new venue for games… Does Gamestop actually let you pick up games on their release dates now, or is it still that same “Release day= ship day” crap where you pick it up the day after?

    • Elvick

      Gotta wait for my Limited Edition

      • LordKaiser

        Limited? I thought there was only a Collector’s and a regular only….

        • Elvick

          I use the terms interchangeably, CE. Whatevs~

          • LordKaiser

            Ok I just got confused by the term limited. I was preparing to rage at GS lol.

            • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

              Hey, I’m STILL hoping for a surprise Day 1 Limited Edition when I go in to my local GS or Best Buy on Tuesday morning :)

              *crossing fingers*

              • LordKaiser

                Sadly it seems it was Europe only….. :(

                • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

                  That blows. That was one of the most pleasant experiences I ever had at a Gamestop last year for the first one. Didn’t know anything about the LE until the guy handed it to me :P

                  Why no LE this year, Bamco (T^T)o

                  • LordKaiser

                    Haven’t picked up my copy yet. I will tomorrow.

                    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

                      Same here :D

    • Sky

      Picking up Xillia 2 with another game. I’m curious to play Akiba’s trip 2.

    • KingNigma

      Mine is apparently coming in the first week of Sept.

    • futuristic_imagination

      (Late on replying) i got my game this sunday morning from the bandainamco store, gotta love amazon prime. Still feels weird having a game that hasnt been released yet. Im loving every minute of that game.

    • Samsara09

      in three days time,Thursday 21, I will be necessarily playing it.I may get it Wednesday or Thursday.I hope I get lucky with this shit.But,I have been waiting 3 fucking years for this game.I can wait a day or two.

  • 罪罰

    Well, I sold my 360.
    I bought it on impulse wayy back in early 2006. It had great games the first 4 years(Vesperia, Lost Odyssey, Treasure/CAVE games, Halo 3, CoD4 AND those silly indies). Overall I don’t regret it, but I do wish I wouldn’t have wasted 2 years paying for online.

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      Yeah, that’s how I felt about the 360 too. Microsoft was “hungrier” earlier on and pushed a greater variety of titles. Then they just sort of settled down into their actioney, shooter/sports box reputation and focused on marketing third party multiplatorm games really hard (tried to get the Xbox associated with Call of Duty, Battlefield and Madden, etc.).

      I switched to a PS3 after 4 RROD’s. When I got that last one repaired, I handed it immediately to my cousins and don’t regret it. Though I DO still have Naruto: The Broken Bond, Kameo, Lost Odyssey and some other stuff sitting around here for some reason. And I would like to play those again.

      Once 360’s are super, super, SUPER cheap, I’ll probably pick up another one just for the <6 exclusive games I still have that were really great.

      • 罪罰

        Those Ubisoft Naruto games were really impressive, honestly it had a lot of things to do and it felt more complete. UNS was just prettier.

    • LordKaiser

      For me Lost Odyssey and Vesperia where the only games that I really wanted from that console. But I wouldn’t buy a console for just 2 games.

      I bought my PS3 because it was the MGS4 bundle with limited backward compatibility and it was pointless because that console got YLOD and I had to get the slim version… :/

      • 罪罰

        I bought my PS3 for MGS4 too hehe.

        • Budgiecat

          bought my PS3 for MGS4, DMC4, SF4, SC4

          a lot of 4’s

      • Samsara09

        I really regret buying my 360 for vesperia…it broke some months ago…

    • Sky

      Ever tried playing Alan wake before you sold your 360?

      • Budgiecat

        I’m trying now. It boring

        • Sky
          • Budgiecat

            I’m trying,..

            It’s not like you’re helping…no one wants to help Budgie: (

            http://oi62.tinypic.com/raxm3n.jpg

            • Sky

              I’m thinking about playing that game myself. Those type of games always have an interesting story around it. I already know you’re totally not into the game right now. But give it more thought. I almost got lucky to re buy a 360 at a very cheap price. First game i would get would be vesperia, alan wake.

              • Budgiecat

                no Deadly Premonition?

                • Sky

                  At first i thought DP was a bad game until i dove into the story. That was a pretty good game. Why don’t we have more stories like this?! I sorta spoiled myself with playthroughs.. i do not regret it.

                • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

                  pssh. C’mon Budgie. You know you can get that for PC and PS3 in handy “Director’s Cut” form! ;)

      • 罪罰

        Yeah, the original and the expansion. I have it on PC too.

    • Elvick

      Totes agree about wasting money on Live.

      There was enough to justify the lawnmower (damn fat is loud as sin) for me, Rare’s preKinect days, Blue Dragon, Tales of Vesperia, indies, Lost Odyssey, Halo, and others.

      • Anime10121

        Those were all games I had for mine + Mass Effect 1 (couldnt get into it), Gears 1, and DoA 4, then it broke twice and I got rid of all of ti :/

        • Elvick

          Lol, same thing with Mass Effect for me. I have 1, couldn’t get it to it either.

    • Budgiecat

      got my 360 for Lost Odyssey, Vesperia, tenchu Z, and Deadly Premonition..

    • Shippoyasha

      At least I got some free games out of Xbox Live programs and I had a good time playing a fairly lagless online.

  • bloodiOS

    • TheBlackRabbit

      OOOOOOOOOOOOO WHOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAA

    • Sky

      G.

    • new_tradition

      Doki-Doki

    • Anime10121

      I think this song pretty much covers this show…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgG9owo2Jyo

    • Budgiecat

      that artistic detail…

      blows Redline away

  • Budgiecat
    • Kobracon

      Well….how much did Shenmue 1 and 2 make?

      • Budgiecat

        bout 72m so broke even (70m budget for 1&2) and that was cause they had to scrap all their work on the Saturn, and make both games from the ground up again for the DC.

        Makes me wonder how much the budget is for FF XV…

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

    OMG THE LAST MISSION FOR THE DEFENSE FORCE DLC IN GOD EATER 2 WAS SOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD

  • MrFinalgamer

    Ne pokemon project will be revealed on August 26th, 8 days from now! Will it be Pokken fighters? Or…well, what else can they announce? (keep in mind, it’s not 100% confirmed it’s game related)

    http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml

  • futuristic_imagination

    (posting from my phone) i was planning to post my screenshots for Tales of Xilla 2, but I have some thunderstorms/heavy rain/strong gust winds around my area (damn u moonsoon season) had to turn off my electronics.

    My experience with ToX2 so far
    Im always forgetting about free runinng, just recently played tales of symphonia
    Jude with his snap pivot skill so op
    Rolo the cat, cute but need to go on a diet
    Feels weird having ludger as a semi-silent protagonist, cause he said “oh crap im late” in the few minutes into game.

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

      @gematsu-a36e841c5230a79c2102036d2e259848:disqus

      • futuristic_imagination

        Thanks for the head up :)

    • Samsara09

      god damn it!I really want this game….

      I will give you a tip,pal,as a fellow tales of fan.Don’t think of Ludger as a silent protagonist. He has his own personality.Thinking that he doesn’t will expose you to the wrong choices.

      In the original Japanese he would simply say “no”,and “yes” outside the choices,or good ol “…” and in japanese,those words look like grunts.That’s why he was way more silent there.

      if they pulled a silent protagonist in the dub,I imagine they were afraid people would call him dumb,autistic…etc,so,they made him more assertive.He won’t just say “yes” or “no”,he will say “I got it”,or “I agree”,”You are right”,etc.Well,I saw those trailers,so I am sure/hopeful that this is the direction they went.

      • futuristic_imagination

        Yeah the silent protagonist is not bad thing. The choices you pick, gives him his personality. It’s like persona 3 and 4 MCs. It just feels weird in a Tales game, but it not a dealbreaker for me.

        At least I know that in the 2nd playthrough I can get the Ludger voice (voice his choices) in the grade shop. So it will make multiple playthroughs like a new game.

        • Budgiecat

          did you see Sony’s Until Dawn horror game? You make a lot of choices in that game too (over 1000 different branches) but your characters are anything but silent.
          And then you had Homefront, a cinematic CoD style FPS where your main character is silent throughout the game; but in Deus Ex HR, Duke Nukem Forever, Riddick and Far Cry 3, they are not.

          I think silent protagonist in a heavily story based game with full audio is an archaic method. Should be left in the past.

    • futuristic_imagination

      Got to clean up outside and before I forget here are some of the screenshots that I took yesterday of ToX2. Still pretty looking, I can’t wait to get all the party members back and post some interesting/spoiler free pics and also scenery pics too! :)

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      Man, you are 100% right with these. Especially the “silent protagonist” one. That is bizarre.

      I mean, I can see – sort of – why they’re doing it. Since you can make choices (as insignificant as they seem to be; I’m only a little bit in so far), they must be trying for the whole “the player character is a stand-in for the gamer”-type thing. But it is bizarre, and a dumb excuse IF that’s what they’re going for. I, personally, have no problem making story decisions AND having my characters speak :)

      I definitely agree about Rolo though; definitely needs a diet!

  • Anime10121

    Looks like I may be able to start collecting One Piece sooner than I thought! This is the kind of deal I’ve been waiting on :D 100 eps for 70 bucks :D

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MQ2X7UU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    http://www.amazon.com/One-Piece-Collection-Episodes-Exclusive/dp/B00MQ2XBB0/ref=pd_sim_sbs_mov_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0KNSDM7XFRFKYNT3D5Q9

    • PrinceHeir

      Thanks for the heads up!

      They also have Cowboy Bebop BD there, but it’s a shame there’s two exclusive versions and it’s only available from Amazon and Funimation’s store itself

      http://www.funimation.com/blog/2014/08/09/release-date-for-cowboy-bebop/

      Wish Rightstuf had at least the Amazon edition one.

      • Anime10121

        I like Bebop…but dont know if I liked it enough to purchase Blu rays for a series I already have on DVD, especially since the show was originally aired before HD anime was a thing, so a blu ray release will be just a “touch up”…

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    http://static.squarespace.com/static/53238256e4b09e8c9a12af48/53992c1ee4b06af4e6a3e35a/53f1a2b8e4b09d1f24200c31/1408344817507/gif.gif?format=1000w

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz6xxLl6Yqk&list=PLhT_LUpkeXyfJKZxNccrr8gMtL600kKmE&index=3

    FreeMMOStation put up some footage of a new character for Kritika Online too. “Yoran”, who’s a Blood Demon. Man, I think this game looks real cool. It’s way cartoony, but I still love the style of the visuals and the speed of the combat. And the music is pretty rockin’ too :)

    • Kobracon

      ” It’s way cartoony” You say that like its a bad thing D:

      But yeah I’ve had my eye on Kritika. Good boobs and the game on the phone is pretty good.

      • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

        haha. I don’t mean any offense by it. I love the anime-style characters, but the textures on the environments don’t do ‘em justice quite… at least not to me. I feel like those big, bright, chunky bricks everywhere could fit into any cartoon-style game, y’know?

    • LordKaiser

      A Sister of a friend of mine got banned for using many VPN… XD. This game has tight security and ask you for a captcha every time you log in.

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    You guys, I can’t stop listening to Virt’s (Jake Kaufman) Mighty Switch Force 2 and Shovel Knight OSTs. Such a great Bandcamp to check out when you wanna hear awesome stuff:

    http://virt.bandcamp.com/album/mighty-switch-force-2-ost

    My favorite: no.15 “Credits – Rescue Girl”

    Wayforward & Yacht Club Games’ composer is one of my faves. Can’t wait to hear what he cooks up for Shantae Pirate’s Curse and 1/2 Genie Hero
    ( ^ – ^ ) /

  • kirby755

    Sooooo its Monday now,
    Which Means….. One more Day Left
    Tales of Xillia 2
    http://static.zerochan.net/Tales.of.Xillia.full.1343868.jpg

    and Sao Hollow Fragment XD
    http://media.psu.com/media/articles/image/Sword-Art-Online-Infinity-Moment.jpg

    • Sky

      Sorry SAO, i must skip you for TOX2. No hard feelings.

      • kirby755

        Well its understandable, it is Tales of Xilla 2 after all.

      • Samsara09

        sorry indeed.I have a shit load of games to play,and if some game is unfinished when I get xillia 2,it will be on hiatus till I finish it.

  • bloodiOS

    Dem wolves…

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    Holy sh**. Just saw this on Gizmodo. This is a really cool visual trick, BUT freaky sci-fi stuff right here, ESPECIALLY AT 1:16 (@﹏@)

    http://vimeo.com/103425574

  • new_tradition

    Sengoku Basara Love is Over Judge End Ep. 7

    Yikes, so much dramaz. Betrayals and schemes come to light, alliances come undone, and innocent victims are on the rise :O

    Also, I didn’t realize right away, but after you cut away the OP and ED, these episodes are pretty short, varying between 20-21 minutes. I guess that’s not awful, but sometimes I wish they squeezed in an extra scene or so each episode. But on the plus side, the series so far feels pretty tight, potential unnecessary padding trimmed away already >3>

    • Kobracon

      Is any of the music done by Abingdon Boys School? i need to know this!

      • new_tradition

        Doesn’t look like it. The opening is done by a group I never heard of before (allegedly called “Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas”), and the ending theme is being done by Chiaki Ishikawa. The rest of the music is still being done by Sawano as far I know…

  • Sky

    Surfing on the web as i relax with some music

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9n7_obBi9c

  • LunarHaven

    Started playing Splinter Cell Blacklist, picked it up as one of the few remaining last gen games I hadn’t played yet that I’m interested in, I am enjoying it a lot, spot on controls, and less night vision demand than the past games, thank god for that, got sick fast of the green-ness of the previous games.

    XILLIA 2 soon!!!! And also finishing Rayman Origins, another sweet game.

    • Budgiecat

      but Godzilla is coming…

  • bloodiOS

  • Budgiecat

    cmon bloodiOS,Elvick,ManagedCorn,Six,PrinceHeir,Anime10121,Finalgamer,LordKaiser, Pekola, and others….pack your bags:

    Westboro Baptist church planning to picket Robin Williams funeral

    we got some knuckleheads to squash…

    • bloodiOS

      Stop dragging shit. Just bring a C4 by yourself.

      • Budgiecat

        I need a technician expert (Gigus) and a look out man (you)

        • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

          Budgie would blow himself up with just C4. He isn’t a Terroristcatm you know.

          • Budgiecat

            We’re not terrorists….

            We’re the Gematsubles…

            • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

              Sounds like an instrument…of destruction.

    • PrinceHeir
    • Kobracon

      Wait wha? Whats happening?

    • 罪罰

      My gym makes me exercise with a sledgehammer.

  • PrinceHeir

    Okay was playing Discipline The Record of a Crusade.

    Finally manage to get my favorite girls to do me. Then in the next scene something unexpected happen.

    Seriously wtf!! Why oh Why did this have to happen? You can’t make a choice to pull out since the boss won’t let you go nowhere.

    I don’t mind playing this and getting it over, but damn feel bad for MC :

    Eyes can truly be decieving :P

    • Kobracon

      You’re being surprisingly open about that stuff here lol. I mean, sure, ppl know we go to those sites but lol dude.

    • new_tradition

      Wait, is that the one where the MC gets a sex change at some point? Is that what you’re talking about, or something else???

      • PrinceHeir

        Close, but it’s not the MC. It’s the other teacher who just came to school to stop Morimoto’s control, but got mind fucked since the older Morimoto sister he harrassed is actually a classmate of his that he knew back in college.

        She actually toyed him a lot and did a lot of torture and extreme stuff to him, and now he had a sex change and the younger Morimoto sister orders you to have to take away her “viriginity”, starting by giving a fellatio to “her”.

        So yeah :

        I do wish more Eroge games have uncensored art. Damn it Japan why the fuck do you censor underparts, but not boobs??

        • Kobracon

          Thats just how it is. You should be VERY familiar with that by now *winK*.T and A is completely fine, but genitals? The kids will go CRAZY!

          You have to wait years for an uncensored version, or get the official translated stuff on US online H stores and the like.

        • new_tradition

          I think there’s a over-all shift in culture when it comes to nudity. I’ve noticed bare female breasts are seen more often in anime and even live-action shows in the West.

          I mean, it kind of makes sense. Why are male nipples okay to see (although in the case of anime and other art, most males seem to not even have nipples, lol), but not female’s?

          Genitals on the other hands still get censored for both male and females. Why Japan’s censorship laws are still so strict, I dunno…

      • Kobracon

        There are a surprising amount of games like that. Since its a genre on its own.

        But no, this one is about an MC who goes to a newly co-ed school which used to be all female (of course) but things slowly go out of (sex) control. Lots of horny female students and increasingly ridiculous kinky scenarios.

        Also this was made by the people who made Bible Black, so yeah :D

  • PrinceHeir

    Looks like i don’t mind watching Free! if we have more of these :)

    • z_merquise

      I love that first pic. Dang.

    • LordKaiser

      #3 as it seems that she have that kind of body in the anime as well.

    • Sky

      So much ass.. why isn’t she taken yet? I think she needs to become my waifu.

    • new_tradition

      Gou will never look like that in the anime. I’m almost positive she hasn’t worn anything shorter than shorts and a t-shirt, and I even think she’s never been wet on-screen.

      But holy moly, I really gotta give props to these artists. Even in one of the most fangirl oriented animes, they manages to make one of the few females portrayed in a borderline ecchi way (although my biggest pet peeves are how proportions seem off half the times).

      I’m not even saying this sarcastically, it really impresses me to see how much effort people put into their art, and over just a minor character from a not-so-mainstream anime.

      Its like how I run into fan made hentai based off heroines from otome games on occasion, lol

  • McPoo

    Anyone getting Diablo 3 Ultimate Evil Edition tomorrow?

    I’m tempted. Once I’ve got a second controller too my mate said he’d play through it with me, although he’s already gone through it 3 or 4 times on 360 on pretty much every difficulty now.

    I did have it on 360 for a while but ended up trading it in. It seemed alright though. I still prefer Champions of Norrath for that type of game though, I used to love that series.

    I imagine D3:UEE will be like £40 – £45 in shops too. I begrudge paying that for a re-release. I’m currently saving up for some skates too so I’m tempted to just put the money towards them and stick Diablo on my rental list instead.

    Decisions, decisions. I’ve also just had a pay rise too which has got me in the mood for treating myself :)

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

      Yep I’m buying it

    • Willgaea

      I don’t think this expansion can handle my character.

  • shogunknight

    I dont know why people asked him about Fez 2. Phil is always phil

    https://twitter.com/PHIL_FISH/statuses/501122083179356160

    • McPoo

      While he does mostly come across a massive bellend, I must admit that Tweet about anime profile pictures did make me laugh.

      • Budgiecat

        you have yet to get a female Anime profile pic what are you waiting for you piece of poo

        • McPoo

          I don’t know any :(

          • Budgiecat

            Fine just use this…

            http://oi62.tinypic.com/2sbo0gp.jpg

            I modified it so you better use it..

            • McPoo

              I appreciate the sentiment, but I’m afraid I’d need to know a bit more about where the poop/ice cream came from.

              You Nipponophiles are a crafty bunch. I don’t want to be using some sort of anthropomorphic, sexualised, underage iced turd as a representation of my digital self.

              If it’s all above board though, I love it :)

              • shogunknight

                How about….

                • McPoo

                  I don’t know who any of them are, and I don’t feel like they’d make a good representation of my digital self.

                  Good effort though.

                  • 罪罰

                    just for you

                    • McPoo

                      Now you’re talking my language, m8.

              • Budgiecat

                just use it stop being dumb

                • McPoo

                  M8 I can’t just abandon my principles on a whim.

    • Kobracon

      Wow eff you too, Fish….

    • Elvick

      He’s such a cunt.

    • LordKaiser

      I accidentaly picked of FEZ on PSN because it was free with PS+…. I supported this idiot…… I did it without thinking….

      • shogunknight

        Lol

      • Willgaea

        At least you didn’t pay for it.

        • LordKaiser

          That’s true but I supported this asshole… :(

      • Kobracon

        Credit where it’s due, its a fun game. Just don’t think about the creator. Wait…you got that free too? Are you in Asia?

    • new_tradition

      Is this all he does now? :/

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

    Hyrule Warriors treasure box

    • Kobracon

      GRRMMMMMMMMMMM

    • Gigus

      Those yours?! Can I haz?

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

        That’s not me

        • Gigus

          Ugh…. I’m talking about the game…… >.>…there was nothing in my comment asking if you were the girl.

          • bloodiOS

            I’m pretty sure Mizuki meant that since he isn’t the gal, “those” also ain’t his. You can’t “haz” what doesn’t belong to him ;P

            • Gigus

              Still, it would be more logical to just say it isn’t his rather than answering question I didn’t ask. Nothing hard about that.

              • bloodiOS

                Dear Gigus, compassion and understanding, please xP

                Well, sure, I get ya but not everyone wants to answer using the same pattern though, so let’s not let that makes things awkward.

                • Gigus

                  OK… whatever… if anyone made anything awkward it was his reply. So a little clarification never hurt. Moving on.

    • 罪罰

      Her eyes are super pretty.

    • Sky

      All of that stuff looks cool. I want that scarf.

  • z_merquise

    So which of the Souls games had more horrific giant bosses? Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls? One of the things that fascinates me in these games is the very horrifying bosses. They all look so intimidating while your player look like some normal dude with normal weapons.

    Anyway, I haven’t use my PS3 for a while now and I’m still not far in Demon’s Souls (I’m fighting the Tower Knight at that time). I had this urge to play Demon’s Souls again and I hope I won’t get frustrated this time.

  • OverlordZetta

    Man. Any Kamen Rider fans around up to date with Gaim?

    Urobuchi has delivered fantastically thus far. Really hoping he can pull off a satisfying ending to what’s so far been a really great show.

    • Kobracon

      Goddammit I’m at like….30. I need to catch up….I love Gaim though, way better than what I thought it’d be what with the fruit theme and all.

      • OverlordZetta

        You really should! This week’s was especially really, really good, and it seems like we’re on track towards the finale in September now.

    • new_tradition

      Could I watch it as a stand alone series? I’ve never watched any other, but I’m kind of interested since you mentioned Urobuchi. I think he has a rep for pumping angst into his works >3>

      • Kobracon

        Most definitely. All Kamen Rider shows are built like that. Just avoid the OVA that every Kamen Rider has where he collaborates with last season’s Kamen Rider.

        • new_tradition

          Found a playlist on youtube, and there’s a “spring break combined” special. So avoid that one?

  • Kobracon

    Bought the latest Famitsu today, was confusing coz all it had in the cover was a pic of a girl in a dress (a real girl) and was wondering what the hell. Good thing I can read the title that it was Famitsu XD

    And man I forget that its a weekly thing. Theres SO much in here for just one week….costs about USD8 so thats about 24USD for 3 books a month. Pretty good deal.

    Also, I FINALLY got to the 40th level in Project X Zone and OMG I can’t believe they expect me to fight this level of enemies….I honestly cannot fault anyone who dropped the game coz it got too tedious. I play DW games for Christ’s sake and even I am getting tired….but I MUST finish it. This is for you, Harada!

    • z_merquise

      At least it’s not freaking tedious and overly long as NamcoXCapcom. That game had the worst pacing, with numerous and long loading time in every freaking minute.

      Project X Zone is way faster but still tedious. And for a strategy RPG, it really lack any strategy to win. Still love the game more because of the awesome cast of characters.

      • Kobracon

        Oh most definitely, the fact that enemies don’t have an attack animation speeds up the game IMMENSELY. I have loved the attack animation style since Endless Frontier and the interactions are fantastic, but I now know what it feels like if you never skip a single animation in Super Robot Wars.

  • Anime10121
    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      I like the look of this a WHOLE LOT. A genuine coup for MS… though I’ll get to play it on PC then, I guess.

      I’m just worried that it’s not gonna be a full on run-n-gun, since all the vids have shown boss fights. I would be disappointed if it’s just a “Mega Man Power Battle/Power Fighters” type thing in the end:

      http://youtu.be/PbIjksXp6RI?t=1m2s

      I mean, I understand it. They’re a small group and animation of that quality is time-consuming, hard work. So a “boss rush” design is less work. But man, I would love to run around in full worlds and stages like that.

      Disney Interactive should do a Mickey Mouse/Oswald the Lucky Rabbit sidescroller in this style, man…

  • OverlordZetta

    Last day for Vita owners to get Soul Sacrifice Delta for $20~! Don’t miss out!

  • 罪罰

    and still no God Eater 2, come on Namco.

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

      Best version is cheap, use it for practice

    • TheBlackRabbit

      yea…waiting an waiting

    • OverlordZetta

      If/When they make the Burst version, we’ll get that and probably without much delay. Just you wait.

  • Akari Akaza

    https://twitter.com/BulletGirls_OPS/status/501346098028376064

    Don’t forget this game.

    CUTENESS AWAITS! ^_^

    • Anime10121

      Its been forgotten to me unless its localized…

      • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

        Same here. <_<

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

      Getting that and Neptunia U

  • PrinceHeir
    • Anime10121

      Usagi :D

  • bloodiOS

    Let’s talk random stuffs. Suppose that 8K displays become mainstream, without worrying about other elements, would you prefer the screen size to be as generous as 50-60″ or to keep it at 40″ to have 220ppi?

    • 罪罰

      I would prefer plasma injected into my brain so the game would render inside my brain.

      • MrFinalgamer

        What is this, Bioshock?

      • bloodiOS

        ZA WARUDO, YES?

    • LordKaiser

      50-60″ Not point on going slower than that but the ideal size for 8k is a 92″ HDTV and don’t want a TV that big so 8k is pointless to me.

      • bloodiOS

        I’m not talking about HDTV though… just something in the same category as the PlayStation 3D Display. I’m personally even tempted to see 29-30″ 8K displays simply because it got more or less 300ppi.

        • LordKaiser

          Oh I see.. in that case fuck 3D. Unless it’s VR I don’t care.

          • bloodiOS

            Oh no no, 3D is irrelevant, what I meant is basically something advertised as a display instead of a HDTV.

  • PrinceHeir

    So anyone here uses Arcade Stick??

    Hori V4 is coming out on September 2014 on US for $149.99 :)

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51R5waYGc6L._SL1000_.jpg

    http://www.amazon.com/HORI-Real-Arcade-Hayabusa-PlayStation-4/dp/B00L6AVN5E/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_13?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=1-13&keywords=under+night+in+birth

    Any arcade sticks you used? Not sure about madcatz, never liked their sticks to begin with.

    • TheBlackRabbit

      I got the ultimate mahvel vs capcom one

    • Kobracon

      Pad Warrior, baby. Alll the way!

  • Samsara09

    I am playing uncharted with my good ol FAT PS3…and after 30 minutes,it shut down by itself.I was like “wtf?”…it didn’t even overheat…so,I tried it again…and fuck,it took just 10 minutes.

    • LordKaiser

      It could be a faulty power supply. When it shuts down check the light colors. Also do graphics distort in some games?

      • Samsara09

        not at all.This began here.I am afraid of testing more Graphical marbles like uncharted 2,3,Ground zeroes or AC 3 and 4 because I don’t wanna test to see if it’s YLOD.Screw that,if the thing breaks,I am just gonna get a pal to get the game out of it.

    • PrinceHeir

      Uncharted and The Last of US are the only games that freezes my PS3 in all versions.

      Uncharted 2 freezes during multiplayer with my slim, UC3 freezes a lot back when multiplayer was still fresh and It’s still happening occasionally on my super slim.

      The Last of Us loading times were pain in the ass. Same thing with Uncharted when loading your save file for single player after a long period of time.

      At least Naughty Dogs have no excuse now that the PS4 is here.

      • Samsara09

        wait…so it really was uncharted?Quite weird,for uncharted released on 2007.I played Tomb Raider 2013 just fine.

        Well,a friend of mine said The Last of Us would give this problem too…hmmm….I think I will test your theory.I am gonna play ground zeroes.If this happens,then my PS3 is gonna get scrapped.

        • Gigus

          I would find it weird to blame the games. I’m not calling him a liar but I’ve played those games multiple times with no problems.

          • Samsara09

            well,I played ground zeroes and no shit happened….it really was uncharted the reason.

            • Gigus

              I seriously don’t know lol and I played the shit out of that game both on my slim and fat ps3 and never had any issues with system shutting down.

              • Samsara09

                well,it is weird as hell.But yeah,I say it’s he game,but the most obvious response is the console.I still don’t have money to trade it for a newer one.

                considering this shit happened with number 1,I really hope it doesn’t happen with 2 and 3…although I see people saying that they had the same issue as me.

                • Gigus

                  Well all I can say is that there is no way any of those games would be console breaking so yeah its the console itself.

                  The only thing I can suggest is fix the console or sell it for spare part and get a new one. The only thing that comes to mind on to why the console would shut itself off is the system could not be cooling properly.

                  There’s a good chance a good replacement of the thermal paste and pads is all you need. Another problem could be the CELL cpu’s soddering is crap between the board and chip. Sadly that’s not an easy fix and will set you back a good $100.

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      Did you, like, plug your PS3 into a power strip with other stuff running on it? Because things like a fan could screw it up, and it’s Summer, so… it screwed up my PS3 once and I immediately re-arranged everything in my room, ha :P

      My PC and room fan are now plugged into the same power strip, and every time I turn the fan on or off, the PC notices. It doesn’t shut down or blink, but it makes the same noise like it detected/I unplugged a new drive. My roommates in college used to have their TV’s flicker because of other stuff plugged into the same power strip too.

    • Kobracon

      If theres a yellow light when this happens, then I am sorry friend, but you are going through what I did, the Yellow Light of Death. It claimed my faithful FAT PS3 last year too….

  • LordKaiser
    • Samsara09

      lol,the guy almost sounded like he was scared,lol.I feel amost sad for that meltdown…

  • McPoo

    I got a 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro online in a sale today for £7, reduced from £20.

    Reckon it’s worth owning? I already have Resi Revelations, and wouldn’t mind Replaying it. I’ll probably grab Kingdom Hearts and try Monster Hunter again too once it arrives.

    • MrFinalgamer

      KH feels a bit weird with the camera. Maybe I got used to the old camera, but it feels off, for some reason.

    • Anime10121

      Its halfheartedly implemented in most games :/ I remember playing it with Kingdom Hearts and not long after removing it and finishing the game without it. The camera does not hold the position that you fix and as soon as you let go of the Circle pad’s analogue, it goes back to the automatic in game camera :/

      Circle pad was a BIG waste of money to me…

    • British_Otaku

      Where did you buy it online? You mentioned £, so you must be in the UK so I can take advantage of it as well.

  • PrinceHeir

    So any Japanese games that has been released on PC? I don’t mind indies, but mostly i’m looking for console games as.

    I want to compile all the list that’s been released so far

    Deadly Premonition, Killer is Dead Nightmare Edition, Dark Souls I and II, Last Remnant, Devil May Cry 3 and 4, Binary Domain, Lost Planet I and II, Metal Gear Rising, The King of FIghters XIII, Ultra Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter X Tekken, Resident Evil 4-6 and Revelations, Ikaruga, La Mulana, Cave Story+, Gunhound EX(really surprise a PSP game turned into PC and it’s in steam now), Final Fantasy VII and VIII, Ys I and II, Oath and Origin, Trails in the Sky.

    Add in upcoming games like

    Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes/Phantom Pain, Tekken 7, Evil Within, Resident Evil REmake, Mighty No.9, Project Phoenix, La Mulana 2, etc

    Add in other unlocalize Japanese PC games like The Legend of Heroes games, Dynasty Warriors games, tons of VN/ADV games as well as Eroge ones, Touhou games, fan and indie games(Comiket), Emulators etc.

    I think PC games are actually doing pretty good for getting tons of JPN games.

    • LordKaiser

      Almost all the Ys games so far exept the 2 last Vita ones.

      By released you mean in English?

      • PrinceHeir

        Doesn’t matter which language.

        • LordKaiser

          Xanadu Next (There’s a English patch around.)
          Farland Symphony (A TRPG who also have a English Fan Translation)
          Melty Blood Cadenza (Fan translation by Mirror Moon)
          Zwei!! (Dunno if there’ one)

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      Sonic Generations, Billy Hatcher & the Giant Egg (though I’ve only seen it on Gamersgate), Bunny Must Die, Cherry Tree High Comedy Club, Hatoful Boyfriend, Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure (well, it’s on Steam Greenlight at the moment – vote it up and get a free copy!)…

      Oh, and pretty much everything on http://www.playism-games.com/. They’re all about publishing Japanese indie (doujin) titles – if you’re into La Mulana, Cave Story and Gunhound, you gotta go there and take a look at stuff like Astebreed, Kamui Mitsurugi Hikae, Croixleur Sigma, etc. Too many to list here, including more games like Magical Battle Festa and Fairy Bloom Freesia.

      • PrinceHeir

        Forgot about Sonic games on PC!

        Yeah i know playism. They’ve been awesome bringing tons of JPN indie games. Was surprise to see Gunhound being released on Steam O__O

  • Six

    Phil Spencer did the ice bucket challenge thing and has challenged Reggie, Yoshida, and Gaben.

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

    • PrinceHeir

      I’m liking this phil guy a lot :)

      • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

        Yeah, Spencer’s always been cool. Not a fan of the Xbox brand at the moment, but been a fan of his and I’m excited to see what he can do now as head honcho.

        Although it sucks that he’s the guy who has to do damage control whenever the Xbox execs make moves like with Tomb Raider 2. Guess it’s a double-edged sword, being the “face” of the company now.

        Still, a cool guy :)

    • shogunknight

      Whats up with this challenge? Been seeing CEOs doing it everywhere, whats in it for those that took part in it? Frostbite?

      • Six

        It’s for charity and to raise awareness of ALS.

        • Budgiecat

          two of my friends did it and posted vids

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

        Sony did it

    • 罪罰

      Reggie is ready.

  • PrinceHeir

    There was actually a Ghost in the Shell Online FPS planned.

    Fuck i need this!!! They need to make one with Stealth Hybrid Social/Hacking ala Deus Ex.

    Basically Metal Gear Solid x Deus Ex style in Fox Engine!!!

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      “…was planned” Aren’t they actually still working on this? I think it’s going to go into Closed Beta before the year is out.

      I remember hearing about this a year (?) ago at G-Star. I’m hopeful for it too, but keeping my expectations in check. The developer is Neople, who does *sigh* Dungeon Fighter Online. Though they also did Cyphers Online, so I’m imagining that GITS would play something like that, at least. The art is fantastic though, and Nexon has talented studios all over the world, so I just can’t help but be optimistic for it!

      In the meantime, I’ll keep an eye on the indie game “Jump Tanks” for the closest thing we’ll get to a new GITS-game in the meantime, albeit, one that’s only about piloting Tachikomas/Logikoma-type tanks. Like the old PSX game.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHazCIQwKQ0

      • PrinceHeir

        This looks interesting :)

  • Anime10121

    Just checked on that old rumor that a Parappa PS4 game was in the works and it seems both “insiders” who vouched for it have since been banned :(

    So…it looks like its not happening :(

  • BtShadowX

    There are some insider reports stating that Source 3 is a very powerful and highly flexible game engine. It’s said that Japan Studio has ported The Last Guardian to Source 3 and actually has a lot of shared assets with Half-Life 2: Episode Three. Agent is also rumored to have been redone from scratch and is powered by Source 3 this time around.

    • Six

      lol there are ZERO insider reports stating that. Don’t just make shit up.

      • BtShadowX

        Chill, I’m just joking since they’re all vaporware.

        • Elvick

          TLG isn’t vaporware, stop devaluating words in the English language.

          • BtShadowX

            “Vaporware is a term in the computer industry that describes a product, typically computer hardware or software, that is announced to the general public but is never actually released nor officially cancelled.”

            So until the game is actually released (or officially cancelled), it is exactly just that, vaporware! That is the reality here. There is absolutely nothing wrong with calling it what it is.

            • Elvick

              With that logic, every single game is vaporware. Since they’re announced, not cancelled but not released.

              TLG is in active development and Sony directly says so all the fucking time. It’s not vaporware.

              Shoo.

              • BtShadowX

                Unlike most other games out there, even after all these years, there isn’t even a single gameplay footage to show. They can say they’re working hard all they want but without any actual proof in form of gameplay video to show that it isn’t vaporware, it’s meaningless. It is what it is, they practically publicly advertised a concept that is far from being ready (and might never be ready), no point in defending it. Now shoo.

                • MrFinalgamer

                  If I remember correctly, people did see the game in a playable form, I think it was TGS 09, but I might be wrong.

  • PrinceHeir

    Megaman Dash/Legends 3 Fan Made Japanese NES Style :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owW7SNqjsMQ

    • Anime10121

      MFW hearing that 8-bit flutter theme Q.Q

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      Hey, I haven’t thought of MML3 in a loooong time. And even then, I don’t remember actually hearing anything this, so let me ask:

      Who IS the red haired guy? I know he was the star of the concept demo thingie that Capcom released, and basically the only character confirmed modeled and animated. But was he ever given a name?

      The Tron Bonne sprite, and her robot tank, is awesome in this :D

    • Budgiecat

      Capcom, support it you assblasters and put it up on eShop and PSN

  • PrinceHeir
  • PrinceHeir
    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      That’s incredible looking. ( O o O )

  • PrinceHeir
    • bloodiOS

      A non-muscular Mikasa is a plain no. It’s like I’m seeing Motoko’s transition from the original movie to her GitS iteration all over again (gross.)

    • Sky

      Again, dat ass.. needs some work. ;)

  • BtShadowX

    Been looking around for a new apartment that I can afford. Been relatively busy between works and other matters and haven’t the time to play video games lately. Anytime I have free time I find myself getting some shut eye. Feeling a bit stressed out…

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      Go to sleep, Shadow! What the heck are you doin’ on the Open Forums now! :D

      • BtShadowX

        Having a hard time sleeping since the caffeine is still in the system, so I thought I should drop by to help soothe the mind a bit.

        • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

          Well, you should know that looking at a computer screen isn’t good for you, then. The light emitted from a lot of electronic devices actually tricks your eyes into thinking it’s daytime, which then switches your brain BACK ON.

          You could lessen that affect with programs like “f.lux” (I highly recommend it, also if you’re using Google Chrome, use plugins like Stylish and styles like Nightshift), but really, it’s best to try and avoid screens altogether if you’re shooting to fall asleep ;)

          Conversely, if you ever have to stay up all night for whatever reason (do something early in the morning), then play games and surf the internet all you want! It’s way easy to stay up then.

          You should listen to music instead, imo. Something real peaceful. I like listening to traditional Chinese stuff:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85Fc2amPf34&index=2&list=RDDuHMCFYIC9E

          • BtShadowX

            I actually felt asleep just now, on my chair. Just can’t seem to have a long good nap though. Well, at this point I might as well take a shower then get some stuffs taken care off. Thanks for the suggestions.

  • Six

    $270 for a new PS4 on eBay. I wonder how legit it is…

    • Anime10121

      Whats his/her feedback look like?

      • Six

        100% but they have only sold two things.

        • Anime10121

          Thats the thing to look for percentage to amount sold ratio… Were the two things he sold big ticket items? How long have they been an Ebayer?

          • Six

            Since back in July, and they haven’t sold anything major, as far as I can see.

            They’ve just got some cell phones up for sale.

            • Anime10121

              I’d be cautious… I mean, you COULD take a chance on it (I mean I did with that Xbox and came out ok and it was FAR more shady), but realistically, I wouldnt trust it…

              One more thing, is it free shipping, and where is it coming from?

              • Six

                Shipping is $20 and it’s from Florida.

                Eh, I don’t think I’m gonna chance it. Sounds a little too good to be true.

                • Anime10121

                  Me thinks thats the smarter choice…. I mean it could plausibly be legit, that someone had buyers remorse and bought one when they were 349 New on ebay free shipping no tax, so they wouldnt be losing but about 75 bucks… But that low feedback is kinda scary when dealing with a big purchase like that…

                • Guest

                  From Florida? I would pass on that. Florida is loaded with shady people…

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

      Something is broken with that price

  • PrinceHeir
    • Anime10121

      Me thinks its just the motherbase thing and not MGO proper…

      • PrinceHeir

        Probably CO-OP centric.

  • PrinceHeir
  • PrinceHeir
    • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

      Merry?

      • Anime10121

        Mayuri

    • Martian Wong

      Du-Du-Du…?

      • Budgiecat

        you know where that tune she hums is from right?

        Gatchaman

    • Ping92

      Tuturuu~

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

      Nice to see Sony stepping up in addition to Microsoft. Just need Nintendo and Valve.

      And Kojima, because that would be awesome.

      • Anime10121

        I doubt this’ll make it across the ocean…it’d be nice though…

      • 罪罰

        Kojima wouldn’t even flinch.

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

          Lol

      • Budgiecat

        I’ll be surprised if Reggie and Kojima do it really.

        Yoshida maybe

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

      That should make people happy, but I can only imagine that grand total download size, oh boy…

      • Elvick

        My 32 is full already, been trying to free up room for SAO the last few days lol

        • new_tradition

          I don’t have a Vita yet, but I’m already keeping my eye out for Vita memory card deals. I know I’ll need something bigger than 8gbs :/

          • Elvick

            I had a 4GB before, finally got a 32GB because I couldnt’ take it anymore.

            Went a little crazy with stuff on my card after that. lol, too much freedom!

            • Budgiecat

              get me one…

  • LordKaiser

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28839522

    This was back in the day. Looks familiar tbh. I don’t like the commentators too much btw.

  • Six

    Bidding on a PS4 because yolo

    • Samsara09

      yolol

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

      Or you could buy the Destiny bundle?

      • Six

        I could, but if I win this it would be $100 cheaper than the Destiny bundle.

  • Six

    Outbid. Oh well.

    On to an Xbone. :P

    • Samsara09

      Ebay?

      • Six

        Yup. I’m not expecting to win any. Just dicking around.

        • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

          You have strange hobbies…

  • Six

    Less than two and a half hours until this one ends. Fingers crossed no one cock blocks me at the last second.

    • Anime10121

      Thats what you do on Ebay, dont bid early (doing so only raises the price higher than what it already would be), the real fight begins in the last minute!

      • Samsara09

        it begins in the last second.

        • Anime10121

          Yep, I usually wait until the last 10-15 seconds to make a bid myself on things I want, as its your best chance to put in a strong maximum bid, hopefully the one the current winner has isnt higher than your bid, and if so, you’re pretty much guaranteed to win it!

      • Six

        I love all these “charity” and “donation” listings. People just straight-up asking for money to buy a console.

        • Anime10121

          Yeah I saw that when I was buying my Xbox! I lol’d at one asking for money to buy one for his “kids”!

          The weird thing is, people are actually donating :/

          • Elvick

            Maybe I should start begging on eBay… “I’m dying give me money for games”

            • Anime10121

              When I first saw them, I thought about doing the same…just couldnt bring myself to actually do it :/

              Too honest for that :(

              Last one I saw got like almost 300 bucks too :O

    • Samsara09

      be careful,the killer bidders out there do it in the last seconds,when no one else can do it.

  • Anime10121

    Smash Bros 3DS is 2.1 gigs!

    And in other news, it seems like Nintendo is gunning for Sony in the most useless amount of stability updates award :/

    http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/08/18/super-smash-bros-3ds-file-size-is-2-1-gb/

    • Elvick

      If they actually do help stability, I don’t mind.

  • bloodiOS

    I really hope to see to ICO and Shadow of the Colossus remastered once again for the PS4 and be bundled together with The Last Guardian when it’s released (#BELIEVE). I truly believe it really would boost the total value of the whole package, makes it seem much more appealing and easier to reach out to more consumers.

    • Six

      I would do questionable things for a PS4 remake/remaster of Shadow of the Colossus.

      • Budgiecat

        jus play it on PS3…

  • Six
  • PrinceHeir

    The new disqus notification suck donkey balls.

    • bloodiOS

      Strangely enough it still jumps back and forth between the old and new style every now and then. I do agree that the new style sucks ass. I mean come on, why should I care who upvotes me and where. Imagine being one of the more popular ones on IGN and gets about a hundred of those notifications for each comment -__-

    • Elvick

      Still the old for me, Disqus keeps making bad changes. Rather than adding good stuff, or improving stability.

      • Budgiecat

        be happy Google hasn’t bought them yet

        though I’m sure its only a matter of time…

  • bloodiOS

    I wonder how the game ENB is making is going to turn out…

  • bloodiOS

    I just realized that the last comment @TetsuyaHikari:disqus posted was 13 days ago. It’s like the guy was suddenly abducted by aliens…

    • Martian Wong

      Alright I will give Agent J a call.

    • Pekola

      He’s been captured by tumblr. It’s too late.

    • MrFinalgamer

      He lives in the realm of consciousness, and unconsciousness. He moved in with Igor, Nameless, Belladona, and Demon Painter, and is training to become Philemon’s successor, and guide humanity to a future, without tumblr…

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

      Or he’s addicted to FFXIV

      • MrFinalgamer

        13 days mining? That’s dedication! (not sure what else he does in FFXIV)

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

          Pretty sure he’s doing other things since he’s in a raiding guild. It’s like a second job

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Some of us posted about this in the last open forum. I’m actually sorta worried about him, especially after that post he made about his health.

      • Samsara09

        Shit…there’s that.Dammit,could he have died?Well,let’s think positive.Maybe he is working a bit too much…but that’s weird,not even drop by and say hello?

        • Budgiecat

          hey!

          dont say that……

      • bloodiOS

        I’m personally trying to think positive about this but you’re not helping, man x(

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    Woof. Expendables 3 got CRUSHED and opened at NUMBER 4 this past weekend. Ninja Turtles repeats at no.1 and Guardians of the Galaxy was at no.2 – TMNT is now over $100 million, and Guardians is over $200m.

    Expendables 3 opened at 4th with just $16 million. Blamed on Franchise fatigue, the PG-13 rating, and then the pirated release copy being out for weeks. That’s a really weak opening. Shame. The first two were fun and this looked fun too.

    http://boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=3893&p=.htm

    • Elvick

      Darn, was hoping TMNT would tank, but we can’t have nice things. Still salty about awful casting and design.

      • Pekola

        Those turtles are so freaky, tbh.

        They look off. Dunno if it’s the teeth or the nose. But there’s something there.

        • Budgiecat

          uncanny valley

      • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

        Eh, I got no hate for the new TMNT. Ever since Michael Bay’s name was attached to it, “the internet nerd community” has had it out for that movie (completing ignoring the fact that Jonathan Liebsman was the director).

        I mean I can understand disliking the new designs of the Turtles, and some of the jokes, but I just don’t get why some people wanted it to tank. Especially when Nick has done such a great job with their current ‘toon (it’s fantastic).

        From what I’ve seen – and I followed it pretty closely -, the movie has a good ensemble (the performance capture guys who played the Turtles are really good), and there’s some great action set pieces. Looks like a fun movie all around. Even the dumb, low-brow jokes you can see in ads – all coming from Michelangelo – are pleasantly diffused thanks to Raph, who groans/sighs/punches Mikey just like we all want to do in those moments :)

        I’m happy to see it’s doing good, and that young TMNT fans nowadays are apparently enjoying it. I’m happy with the movies we got when we were kids, y’know?

        Oh, and I also – for the most part – like the new Turtle designs ;)

        • Budgiecat

          eww you like those new designs?? Wahh?

          I swear its like Bay has some hardon for pushing negative racial stereotypes on fictional non human characters….

        • Elvick

          Every single part of what’s her face is terrible. She’s one of the worst actresses ever. Why she gets put in anything is beyond me. Well, I know why… but I’d like to believe the world was better than to allow someone without talent to skate by on looks and blowjobs.

          Every single reaction shot they’ve shown is godawful and they leave her out of trailers as much as possible. (at least the trailers I saw, well one trailer and a commercial since I don’t see the point in following a movie I don’t want to see :P)

    • shogunknight

      The review i saw for expendables 3 was very bad. Heck the reviewer said he wants his money back. I think it was the verge

  • Sirichanh

    My ps3 just died :/

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      “died – died”, like it’s not doing anything. Or “died” but you can still get it on and off. Because if so, you can always factory reset it to get it working. But it’ll be in OOB condition (out of box), so you can kiss your game saves and stuff goodbye. Still, it’s better than a complete failure.

      http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/2265/ps3_how_to_factory_hard_reset/

    • LordKaiser

      YLOD? You can still sell it in damaged condition on eBay as long as you specify what is damaged.

    • bloodiOS

      Sorry for your loss. If it makes you feel any better, the 60GB model belongs to Sony’s ICE Team Senior Programmer, Cort Stratton, also died two days ago.

      • Sirichanh

        You think the super slims are any good? Or should I just get myself another regular slim?

        • bloodiOS

          You should just wait for the inevitable price cut on the Super Slim.

          • Sirichanh

            I should, I’d save a hell of a lot of money. But I hate the way it looks haha. Which one do you have?

            • bloodiOS

              Super Slim, the GTV bundle one.

  • bloodiOS

  • Martian Wong

    Freedom Wars is Oct. 28 2014 according to Amazon. Excited despite many negative news and comments about it.

  • bloodiOS

    @disqus_voCW1a6ZL1:disqus
    Have you seen this yet? (seriously NSFW)

    http://a.pomf.se/kycwmc.html

    • MrFinalgamer

      Considering they’re legit underage…that’s kind of creepy, actually. =/

      • bloodiOS

        They’re also not real.

        • MrFinalgamer

          Not saying they are, but…call me weird, but with that specific character I connected with her, to the point of seeing rule 34 stuff feels…weird. Not that I don’t like it, but I’ll have this jimminy cricket saying “Yo, that’s a bit overboard man.”

          • bloodiOS

            Hmm, I see. I personally can’t treat fictional characters the same way as real folks though so sorry man. I’ll keep that in mind though the next I feel like sharing something.

            • MrFinalgamer

              Nah, don’t worry, share whatever you feel like (except real naked kids…that’s just fucking wrong) just because I felt weird seeing it, doesn’t mean others will (specially Ghost!), so continue sharing them NSFW stuffs (they’re either erotic or amusing, so keep them here!).

              • bloodiOS

                I may try out a well prepared placenta but I don’t think I’m lacking that much of common sense to do that!

    • Pekola

      Yeah…I uh. I don’t know what the rules on Gematsu are but as they allow more and more of these things, that is the image they’ll project.

      But if they’re okay with that then, idk. Not really the kind of community I frequent, tho.

      Sorry if I sound like a buzz kill or whatever, but yeah :x

      • MrFinalgamer

        They specifically said that as long as the image needs to be clicked on, and it’s specified as NSFW, it should be good. As far as I can see, this does go along the guidelines.

        • Pekola

          That’s what Zero said, iirc.

          Still hmm…questionable? Though nothing will beat the Climax returns story posted by…Auragar?

          I swear open forum is filled to the brim with more panties by the day.

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            I did request users hide the images in the comments via text like they do with spoilers. So, people would have to click see more to view any possible NSFW images.

            It’s not something people are going to get banned over or anything. We do want to keep the OF safe for work though.

            I guess what I’m trying to say is. We are aiming for a middle ground. I don’t want to censor anyone, or remove comments, but I also want everyone to enjoy the open forum.

            • Anime10121

              And I think thats a really good policy to have! As long as the OF is respectful enough to hide the content from those who dont wish to see it, I think its all good (I personally have no issue with said content either way as its all fictional anyway)!

              • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                Thanks. It’s certainly what we are aiming for.

      • bloodiOS

        I’m not really sure what kind of image the community could project when I’m already considerate enough to put the content on a separate link and a warning to make sure people are aware what kind of contents can be expected when they click on that link (not to mention it was also specifically directed to another member.) I’m not saying this to you but I personally think that since a choice was given and if anyone was privy enough to click on it despite all that, they really don’t have any right to criticize the image of the community at that point. People should be allowed to bring up any topic as long that they’re also being considerate of others, and I think I did just that.

        • Pekola

          I get what you’re trying to say. It doesn’t really change that it can be accessed through this site. But like you said, that’s me personally too.

          Does it make me uncomfortable? Very much. Which is a shame because this Open Forum is/was cool to me.

          But now a lot of it is pictures of girls in compromising positions, skin-tight clothing, ect.

          I get it, you all seem to have an interest to this and if it’s allowed its something that just has to be accepted. But I never thought this would be the place where I’d find this stuff.

          Again, this is just me personally. I’m not trying to preach on some moral high ground. But yes, this is how I feel about it.

          • bloodiOS

            If it makes you feel any better, I don’t post that stuffs all the time or even everyday though, neither does anyone else. In any case, I would ask that you would perhaps put up with it a little. After all, I was also directing this post to a specific member. It really wasn’t meant for everyone (but I don’t have any problem with folks checking it out if they’re curious.)

            • Pekola

              Well I’m not asking you to delete it. Nor am I going to preach about some feminist issue.

              And I’m not refering to you, specifically. But that the open forums have gotten an unusual amount of sexualized women as of late. Well–anime women. Posted unironically.

              And like I said, not here to tell you “you’re wrong” for liking it or whatever.

              But like I said, I find it uncomfortable and unusual for a site like this, personally.

              As for your image. Wow, that’s like another can of worms altogether.

              Because the argument is that it’s not real, which is true. But these characters are created with the intention of being underage. As opposed to actors playing underage roles. Does them being not real mean that the depiction of underage kids having sex is okay?

              Does it matter? Hmm. Tough.

              • bloodiOS

                I’ll keep that in mind the next time I feel like sharing something. As for that can of worms, well, truthfully speaking I have absolutely no problem with it. I just can’t treat the fictional characters the same way I treat human, simply unable to fully associate moral standards that I would otherwise to normal humans. The pain, the sufferings these fictional characters have to endure is nothing more than a script, it’s literally the same as nothing because this isn’t a reality taken place in this material world. Fictional characters have no value… unless you choose to personally assign some value to them in your mind but otherwise, they have no value to be uphold or any right to be respected. As long that no real life human is involved, I simply can’t see what’s wrong about it. It’s just a fantasy, no matter how wrong and wicked a fantasy is, as long there is no resulting action that seeks to fulfill it in the real world, it’s harmless.

                • Pekola

                  Oh, BTW. I’m sorry if I took it too far. I’m not arguing or anything. Just talking, really :3

                  • bloodiOS

                    No, no, we’re just talking xP
                    I just feel like elaborating on how I feel about the issue, not upset or anything. Trust me, if I freak out, it would be very noticeable ;)

          • Budgiecat

            hey! When have I ever done this?

            I only said I like Pekola in Pekola sauce…

        • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

          “I’m not really sure what kind of image the community could project when I’m already considerate enough to put the content on a separate link and a warning to make sure people are aware what of contents can be expected when they click on that link…”

          But I think the point he’s making is that not everyone does on the open forum.

          Thanks for this, btw, BloodiOS. Appreciate it.

        • Gigus

          As much as I like looking at your content sometimes, I thank you for putting them behind a link. Unlike some people @princeheir.

          • MrFinalgamer

            Who doesn’t like looking at pantsu?

            • bloodiOS

              Pantsu: “Stop looking at me with those sleazy eyes, assholes!”

            • Gigus

              When I’m not in the mood I don’t fake budgiecat XD. Mainly because they cause distractions.

        • Anime10121
    • Ghost Doge

      I have now! Never looked for it before though, so there’s that :D

      Now if Ellie were about 5 or 6 years older, I just might have put in the effort to research! ;]

  • Sirichanh

    I preordered disgaea 4 from the NIS website but I grouped it with other games that come out in September. Disgaea came out on the 12th of August and they haven’t notified me that they shipped it. Should it have been shipped already or would they ship my order all at once and I get it all in September?

    • Elvick

      They ship it all at once. I found that out the hard way too. :P

      (ordered a Hyperdimension Neptunia shirt, some other gizmos and preordered a LE… had to wait for it all)

      • Sirichanh

        Well. It sucks that I gotta wait. But on the bright side I get to see all my stuff at once (:
        Box full of great box art.

        • Elvick

          The only issue I had with it, was the big charge all at once. Didn’t plan for that to happen, so it was a bit of a bummer. :P

          But I lived.

          Amazon has spoiled me with their shipping policies.

  • 罪罰

    got a job :0
    paycheck = ???
    vitatnic :0?

  • Six

    Aww yiss. Got a new Kinect-less Xbone for tree fiddy.

    • 罪罰

      THESE ARE BLEESINGS

    • z_merquise

      Got it from eBay?

    • AdamBoy64

      Ah sweet. You made your decision.
      Nice work. Hope you enjoy it.

    • Anime10121

      Welcome to GRORIOUS current gen! When you get yours make sure to sign up for Xbox live gold so you can get Crimson Dragon for free!

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

    Will be nice to see MS come out swinging at TGS this year

  • $18114340

    Has this beautiful trainwreck been posted here yet?

    Steam discussions, Reddit, GAF (edit) and even /v/ on 4Chan are apparently being censored. The games press is predictably saying mum on the subject. Nobody is talking about this. If the allegations of industry corruption and the misuse of a feminist agenda and industry connections via illicit sexual relationships to further personal and business interests are true, and if the evidence to support these allegations continue to be silenced, we’re in for a shitload of fuck as consumers. Keep in mind that none of these allegations are being denied; the involved parties are instead attempting to silence all inquiries on the subject.

    http://pastebin.com/Vrrdf6a4

    http://steamcommunity.com/id/sweetjbro/recommended/270170/

    http://youtu.be/C5-51PfwI3M

    EDIT: Oh yeah here’s some stuff about Phil Fish. You guys hate him, right? Well time to hate even more.

    http://geekparty.com/phil-fish-goes-on-epic-twitter-crusade-to-defend-zoe-quinn/

    • Pekola

      Not even GAF has a thread about this.

      And they’ve got some hardcore feminists in there. Seems strange this isn’t picking up steam in there.

      • $18114340

        GAF is apparently being censored too. Speak up and get banned. Quinn is silencing Youtube videos covering the issue with copyright infringement notices. Tread carefully, friends.

        • Pekola

          GAF is being censored?

          How is that possible? I don’t understand how they’re so willing to censor this when sexual harassment has been such a hot button issue lately.

          • $18114340

            Who knows. Presumably because there is so much questionable information out on the subject — nothing has been confirmed by all parties involved but there is a significant amount of evidence to back up many of the claims being provided. Furthermore GAF has apparently supported Zoe Quinn in the past in a tirade against a forum that she falsely accused of harassment.

    • Elvick

      I haven’t even finished the video, reading the tumblr thing now.

      Not sold on the argument made in it completely, however I am certainly on board with not mindlessly believing every claim of “harassment” and fully agree with the idea that ‘randomusser1983292′ on ‘randomwebsite25823′ saying someone is a cunt is not harassment at all.

      If they tweet her? That’s closer to it. Far removed from her eyes? No. Unless me saying it out loud in my house is magically harassment. Which of course, it wouldn’t be. A victim actually has to be part of the situation. Not stumble on it because someone told them about it.

      Many people abuse sympathy and play victim in order to get ahead. And the internet is the PERFECT place to do it. Many don’t need proof before they believe something for one. Many assume the worst of everyone on the internet. And there are reliable trolls who will give you the ‘ammo’ necessary to play your victim role. The triggers for trolls aren’t hard to figure out.

      The hypocrisy people show is kind of funny too. They defend a self proclaimed victim, while attacking an entire group of people (rather than those who actually did something). ie; “stupid sitename, bunch of virgin faggots” or w/e nonsense.

      Lumping any userbase into the lowest common denominator always bothers me. It’s no different than racism, sexism, etc fueled by the ‘worst of the worst’. ie; “I met a black person and they shot me in the face, I barely survived, all black people are scum.” That’s nonsense. Some people suck, not everyone does. And no one site is full of ONLY sucky people. I refuse to believe that.

      /thoughts on it so far

      • $18114340

        I don’t personally agree with all of the points made in the video myself, but I thought it provided a succinct enough explanation of the real concerns at hand, primarily that the so-called “Indie Royalty” consisting of a clique of developers and journalists can be so corrupt with basically no regulation or repercussion.

        I think a lot of people sort of understand, even if they don’t admit it out loud, that a lot of what the games press is infamous for these days is exactly the kind of hypocritical, pandering pseudo-social justice that relies on self-victimization that you’re talking about. It has to stop; it can’t have a place in the public discourse of video games because of how dangerous its unwarranted assumptions are.

        • Elvick

          Finished it, in general I agree. Didn’t agree with all the points. But the overall ‘goal’ or ‘point’ I’m all for.

          I’m really sick of the media being so bullshit. How many dudes do we kill in games, yet somehow killing one chick in a game the sexism wheels start rolling and there’s no escaping the onslaught of retardation.

          I’m all for equality, but all that type of nonsense does is trivialize real sexism. And all that does is breed apathy toward real victims. Which pisses me off so much.

          • Shippoyasha

            Precisely.

            A lot of it is what I’d call ‘proxy offense’. People make a game out of it, to get ‘offended’ for any ‘possible’ ways a person can be offended and make a sick game out of it. Even if they are far, FAR from the targets of such ‘offense’.

            Instead of the sensible thing to do, which is to get a thicker skin, be open to dialogue and researching ways to prevent injustices and understanding the truth of the matters. The reason why don’t do that is so that their little morality game doesn’t end.

            And you’re absolutely right that artificial outrage makes true injustice and wrongs in the world look like total jokes.

            It’s not even that SJWs are annoying. They’re seriously endangering the true victims of injustice. It’s one of the most perverse things of the internet by a big margin.

    • shogunknight

      Wow, this is terrible. Unfortunately sites like neogaf and others wont put it because it will cause a shitstorm and mods will ban virtually everyone. Even if the claims to her may not be true, it still doesnt change the fact that he has a great point with the state of the gaming industry nowadays. The gaming industry is one of the only things in the world that didnt need politics or mainstream media to become a multimillion/billion popular industry (basically what it is now) . This was a great feat for both gamers and the game creators, unfortunately no good feat comes without its troubling matters, like indecent/improper journalism, heck hollywood is creeping its way into gaming. Little may be done to stop this but its most important to be self aware and enlighten others to try to make the gaming industry a better place, for both yourself and the common/hardcore gamer

      • $18114340

        A shitstorm could be avoided if a games press outlet were to do some actual investigative journalism into the subject and cover it publicly. Of course since a lot of this appears to be very personal, there are limits on what you can and can’t put on the news, but at the very least Zoe Quinn needs to be exposed as a manipulative liar who uses her insider indie-clique influence to further her own business interests.

        The problem is, no games journalist is going to cover this because a sex scandal is not what the games industry needs right now (even though the REAL concern is that of corruption, deceit of the public, and hypocrisy), and there are so many influential developers/journalists like Phil Fish willing to cover for Quinn.

      • Shippoyasha

        Neogaf is a total joke in regards to censoring the disparate opinions in their forum. Say ‘anything out of line’ and you are up for permabanning and the mods gloat and say shit like ‘Your monstrous posting history’.

        They have some of the worst cases of mod abuse I have ever seen. Ever. It’s also funny when they get their SJW mod out and have a little ‘education’ session, trying to brainwash any ‘wayward’ people into following a certain mindset.

        A truly disturbing look into what modern brainwashing looks like.

        • Pekola

          Small update in regards to NeoGaf.

          A thread on the situation did pop up. But something felt off. And that’s when it clicked.

          Why would a site that’s so candid with opinions and basically a contrasting view to the current stance of gaming journalism, not have a field day over this?

          The thread looks as though it was moderated. Tampered, I’d say. But really? With all the disdain people have for Kotaku, you’re really telling me a thread like this only has two pages?

          Yeah, no. They’re covering up.

          They’re all too happy with their ridiculous threads about subjects they don’t even have a part in understanding (and I say this as a queer, non-white person—just in case anyone wants to bring up my straight white maleness lol)

          They have so many threads denouncing sexual harrasment, privilege and yada yada. But suddenly, it’s taboo? Explain pls.

    • Pekola

      Saw the video.

      While a bit exagerrated. I get the point. It’s time we bring these people to task for monetizing and trivializing issues with ulterior motives.

      And now they’ve sullied the little strand of integrity they could have held on to.

      • $18114340

        Yeah, the video is pretty melodramatic, lol.

        • shogunknight

          Cant really blame him, its annoying to try to tell someone the truth and they feign ignorance. I may not even be suprised if i see this video taken down tbh

          • Pekola

            Really interested in seeing what happens at Kotaku now.

            • shogunknight

              I highly doubt we will see this topic pop up on kotaku (in the open i mean), its probably their twitter pages where one would see some little activity. Sadly, major game sites would only make articles that would clickbait. A topic like this would seem petty to them until a major dev/publisher says something out loud

    • Shippoyasha

      Not freaking surprised really. Modern feminism is coercion through sexual power, as crazy a conspiracy theory as that sounds.

      I had enough time in the inner circle of feminism to know the kind of insanity they plan there.

      I am just saddened that the game industry and journalism is so easily swayed by it all. And yeah, it’s a damn shame even 4chan deletes the threads every other day. It’s like they don’t want any drama going their way.

    • Pekola

      Also, kind of odd. But hopefully she can get out of this okay (Zoe, I mean)

      Yes, all she’s done has been very wrong, but it must be extremely difficult to be blasted like this not only on a personal aspect, but a proffesional one. And honestly, I know she deserves it, but the thought of never letting anyone repent and show change seems sad to me. Specially if games and what not are her source of income.

      Her ex also sounds like a strange person tbh. Writing whole acts as if it was some play and all his dramatic writing–dude get a grip plz you ain’t losing your standing and integrity thrown through the mud. She is. Lol.

      All-in-all. Lessons to be learned all around.

  • kirby755

    Ok Now Today is the Day, Im waiting on you now Gamestop and Psn.

    http://i996.photobucket.com/albums/af82/Anime-Reavis/hxh_zps630e6575.png

    • Gigus

      Jump all stars?

      • kirby755

        Tales of Xilla 2 most of all and Sao Hollow Fragment

        • Gigus

          Ah I see. As much as I wanna get ToX2 November is around the corner and I have way too many games on backlog.

          • kirby755

            That’s Reasonable, I pretty much dropped everything in my backlog for this XD

            • Gigus

              Lol I have over 30+ games thanks to PS+, game sales, and steam.

              • kirby755

                O_O Damn man thats alot.

                • Gigus

                  I was a diet gamer back then. I only buy games that give me a huge amount of interest. With ridiculous sales and free games I’ve been getting, my backlog is bloated. I just added two more games in my list this week. Tales of symphonia chronicles, and 7.50 for two games is a hard offer to pass on since I had my first gamecube but didn’t have the money to get it.

                  • kirby755

                    Well atleast you’ll never have a slow moment then XD

                    • Gigus

                      I disagree. I actually haven’t played a normal sitting in awhile :/. I wouldn’t say its because of over saturation but more like I’m busy with real life.

                    • kirby755

                      I understand, usually i get moments were i don’t play games for awhile due to things in real life(college, family, etc.) too.

                    • Gigus

                      Dont remind me about college. After a weeks of exams, I thought all I wanted to do was play video games but nope. I just ended up not playing for three months till my final semester started lol.

                    • kirby755

                      XD oh wow 3 months of no gameplay.

                    • Gigus

                      Yup it was horrible. It was like living as an alternate version of myself. I keep questioning myself if that was really me XD.

                    • kirby755

                      That kind of horror hunted me in 2012, I rarely played games that year.

                    • Gigus

                      Lol I guess if you tried what I did you’ll be scarred for life lol. Just kidding.

                    • kirby755

                      XD who knows, I was pretty scared that year. I thought i finally gave up on games that year.

                    • Gigus

                      Dark times.

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      Oh but that was you! The thing is, that is only one of your many Personas. Many people get them confused by shadows, but you were stronger, and was able to see through Nyarlathoteps tricks, and you have finally learned to accept your true self. Congrats Gigus.

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHYH-H9FYt0

                    • Gigus

                      Silly fake budgiecat. I missed out on the 2.99 sale p2 and its sequel XD. Lol why is your avi a cat anyways? It looks familiar.

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      Why you do this Gigus? I try to help you, and this is how you treat me, Mr Mew?

                      http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/jzGGLwt0K_8/hqdefault.jpg

                    • Gigus

                      That grid base layout fooled me. If the game was actually a srpg like disgaea or front mission, I would have jumped on board. Plus if i didn’t play 3 or 4 I may have tried 1and 2.

                      Mr.mew?

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      And the avatar is Mr Mew from TWEWY. All my avi are from that game!

                    • Gigus

                      Ah ok. Another game thats on my radar but never bought XD.

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      Oh you should! Combat takes sometime to get used to, but its really rewarding! Not to mention how great the story is~

                    • Gigus

                      When I have room for my backlog. I really don’t wanna hit the 50 mark. If the persona team makes a game that srpg, I will gladly clear out my backlog. Damn! Where is my fire emblm X SMT!

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      Atlus is waiting for you to play, and finish the P2 duology, so they can releas SMT x FE. For not buying those games was your Innocent Sin, and waiting for SMT x FE is your Eterna Punishment~

                    • Gigus

                      Well said but no XD. Backlog!

                  • Samsara09

                    be careful with your wallet.

                    • Gigus

                      What wallet lol? All that’s left is lint XD

    • Sky

      The only important thing about SAO is pillow time. That is the truth.

      • kirby755

        Well i’ll see for myself then, how that goes XD.

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    Huzzah! I just unlocked Branch D in Drakengard 3, FINALLY! One stupid weapon eluded me – some Chakram hidden as a “reward” in the horrid Accord bonus missions (specifically, Book Club: Sanctity. In “The Land of Forests”).

    God I HATE those Accord missions after awhile. They were reasonable, yet challenging initially. Then they just got cartoonishly random and super frustrating. This was one of those. Needed 9 items; first attempt I got 8. The next 5. Then 4, 7, 8 and finally 9. Did I do anything different? Not really. Does the radar help me at all in showing which enemies actually CARRY the items? Heck no. All you can do is kill the bomb carriers and hope a) THEY kill the carriers and b) they DON’T kill you. Urgh.

    But now I can finish the game all the way! Final ending! WOOT!

    ( ^ – ^ ) /

    ( ^ – ^ ) /

    ( ^ – ^ ) /

    (really wanna wrap it up before picking up Xillia 2 today)

    • Sky

      Nice. How many hours did you put in the game. I’m still playing Ni no Kuni, Nier. I’m picking up Xillia 2 on the weekend (hopefully). I only need to unlock B,C,D. I want to collect the weapons before unlocking ending B.

      • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

        Let’s see… I don’t know how I long I’ve been playing it, lol. Is there a place I can check specific hours?

        I’ve been playing pretty regularly since launch though and played it mostly straight through, until I hit “the wall” before Branch D. Then I walked away for a bit because of the lack of money for weapons and the fact I didn’t want to grind.

        I DL’ed one of the prequel chapters hoping it would fix that (it REALLY helped), got back on track and then been wanting to crush it ever since. So except for about two weeks, I’ve been playing it regularly here and there since it came out in May, I guess.

        Man, Ni No Kuni… blergh. I put that on hold to try and beat D3, thinking the action game would be a quick victory, ha. Just got Swaine to join “Team Oliver” and got my boat, and need to sail to Autumnia, where Shadar attacks your crew. And that’s where it’s going to stay for QUITE A BIT :P

    • new_tradition

      My utmost respect if you actually beat Branch D. Dang thing all but broke me. I couldn’t take it anymore and gave up T.T

      • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

        Yeah. I have a guy on my friends list who says it is a BEAST. I am not looking forward to it, since I know the game has some brutal difficulty spikes. But I HAVE to see the story through to the end (Youtube playthroughs don’t count, ha)

        • Anime10121

          To think its only JUST a brutal difficulty spike….how naive you are :(

          Either way… I wish you the best of luck sir Shadow…youll need it

      • Anime10121

        2 days wasted…NEVER AGAIN D:

        And then to go on Youtube and see that the actual ending was weak as hell :/

  • shogunknight

    Sony Japan/Asia press conference

    September 1st, 15:00 (JPN)

    http://www.jp.playstation.com/conference/2014/

    Cant remember what they announced last years asia conference, was it the vita color variants and gravity rush 2?

    Edit: I remember, there was a translator for the last year conference too

    • MrFinalgamer

      GR2 was during TGS, and it wasn’t technically announced.

      • Gigus

        Believe!

        • MrFinalgamer

          Knowing Sony, it’ll be announced for Vita, then they’ll correct it, saying its PS4 exclusive…

          • shogunknight

            That was square…….damn, now my hopes gone down :(

            • MrFinalgamer

              We should keep the dream alive! Maybe Square will announce Type-0 on the vita, alongside GR2 staying on Vita!

              BELIEVE~

              • Elvick

                Type-0 on Vita*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                *via remote play on PS4

              • Samsara09

                I am not one to dump cold water on others,but…I think you should accept it and move on.The vita will probably be upgraded…into mainly an indie console.There are many great games there,though.You will probably find something to replace type 0.

          • Gigus

            Im ok with that as long as we can get the game. If all else fails spam yoshida’s twitter account for the vita version.

            • MrFinalgamer

              I guess I’ll keep my hopes up, but Sony’s treatment to the Vita has been awful this year. =/

              Regardless, BELIEVE~

              • Gigus

                The 90’s song “Killing me softly” literally represents sony’s treatment of the vita lol.

              • Elvick

                Eh, they’ve had some good releases this year. But the treatment of them has been lame. Mostly digital in NA. (even fucking R&C Collection, um wtf bitches… I’m still so mad at that one… even more than SS Delta, lol)

                But in terms of new announcements, yeah. I can’t think of a single one from Sony. Even from indies they’re funding.

  • tokyobassist

    I can’t really drop any links but has anybody watched the newest episode of Game Center CX with Mega Man X? Arino really does have my respects as gamer. I didn’t think he could do it but the man made it all the way to and through the Sigma stages with only the dash boots, 2 sub tanks and amount 4 or so heart tanks.

    http://i.imgur.com/tiMTXi2.gif

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      Mega Man X took me 8 years to beat. I could breeze through most of it, but never could finish that damn Robot Sigma Dog boss at the very end. The room-sized one. So I only played it every summer for the next 8 years.

      Finally found the trick – jump ON his paws to dodge the lightning! Just keep X pushed off to the side to dodge the lightning shooters in the middle – he barely ever moves the paws up to the head and hurts you!

      When I finally beat it, I LOST my mind! The N64 generation was coming to an end. The Dreamcast was out. It was momentous. I feel for “the kacho!”

  • PrinceHeir

    I’ll just post here as a new post since people might not see it anymore since the replies have been buried now.

    For the record i don’t post any nudity AT ALL. Just some girls in bikini’s which aren’t even overboard.

    This is one of the sample post that i have from a few pages back and i’m sure these are only tame and not even NSFW worthy.

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/10625071_10152632835124320_1482113935208604175_n.jpg

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10570407_10152633103499320_6608243142648359950_n.jpg

    https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/10583994_10152633181699320_3429491885340190015_n.jpg

    And i just don’t post these kind of pictures all the time

    I also posts fanarts like this:

    http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire2/513947e96a3d09a221955330a7d9ff1e1408059701_full.jpg

    http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire3/ada278753677c381323f7933c524e97c1408058391_full.jpg

    http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire4/5a1caf66d6034d035263bbc9005708da1408056086_full.jpg

    The only NSFW i saw was Sailor Moon pics and Anna Konno. But when you look at where the post is right now(if you have comments sorted by Newest). The first sample that i posted just now actually got buried and can no longer be seen unless you drop down to 5-7 pages.

    The Anna Konno pics is actually on “Yakuza Sexy Actress” page right now, so i’ll just edit it now even though the thumbnail has also a reminder what to expect there..

    So i’m sure the OF are not bombarded of these at all.

    In any case, since some people are having a problem here. I’ll just hide it through the show more button so people don’t have to be annoyed by it.

    I’m sure that’s okay now? I guess i’ll have to highlight “NSFW” too in capital and bold letters as well since you might accidentally click it.

    • Gigus

      What is wrong with you! Those are all nsfw! Have you no decency? Just kidding XD

    • Pekola

      Y-you hentai, baka!

      • Gigus

        I know right! I can see their lustful eyes.

    • MrFinalgamer

      Only thing I have to say is that I love the pics you show here, so keep em coming!

    • new_tradition

      Whats the second one from?

      • shogunknight

        Bakemonogatari

    • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

      Senjougara – The Tsundere Queen.

  • bloodiOS

    Really looking forward to this game being completed.

  • Elvick

    I hope it’s soon. I really want this one, and hope it’s not near the end of the schedule. :P
    http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Akibas-Trip-2_2013_11-01-13_006.jpg
    https://twitter.com/xseedgames/status/501631818529923073

    • Ping92

      so what was the akiba’s trip discussion they were talking about? im lazy to search for it :p

      • Elvick

        What one? The “controversy”? People who would never play the game mad (“offended”)at the use of trap in the game. Even though it’s a trope of anime and the fanbase has massive crossover. With niche games from Japan.

        If you mean something else, idk what it is. XP

        • Ping92

          I believe it is that. Wow that was lame way to get mad

  • Elvick

    Oh I found the gif I wanted, easier than I thought~

    This is me while I watch Cardcaptor Sakura.
    http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzgdpdBCha1r09l8ao1_500.gif

    bonus, this is me watching the Animax dub
    http://i.imgur.com/ho4z9.gif

    • Budgiecat

      now watch Berserk

      ….to even things out….

      • Elvick

        I don’t know anything about Berserk tbh.

        • Budgiecat

          case in point aduuuuuuuuuuuuUUUUUuuuuuu……*gasp*..uuuuuUuuuuuuuh

        • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

          It’s best you never learn. Once you do learn about Berserk, you can never un-see.

  • MrFinalgamer

    So like I said a week ago, Phil Spencer confirmed that the reason they got the timed exclusivity on TR, was so they had a game to compete against Uncharted 4. Thoughts?

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-08-18-xbox-boss-phil-spencer-makes-case-for-tomb-raider-exclusivity-deal

    • Budgiecat

      lame attempt

      no faith in Quantum Break?

    • Elvick

      Cross-generation timed exclusive vs PS4 exclusive

      What could go wrong?

      (I think it’s a massive fail)

      • new_tradition

        Being on the 360 still baffles me. Does that mean there might be a PS3 version too?

        • Samsara09

          Probably.I doubt they will do a PS4/XBOX 360 and XBOX ONE,without PS3.They would be losing money.
          well,I hope so since I intend to get it at PS3.

    • shogunknight

      I dont see the point in this, why try to compete with uncharted when they have distinct fanbases. Why are they trying to cause competition and fanboy wars between two good games for crying out loud. This is a senseless point by both square and microsoft imo. Ubisoft made a smart decision to not release watchdogs in gtav timeframe and they are both satisfied with their current sales of watchdogs & gtav on all platforms (win-win). Microsoft on the other hand is pumping money on a title that can sell well on its own in hopes to have the definitive holiday adventure game for 2015……because you want your own adventure holiday uncharted sales? Why cant they release it mid 2015 or any timeframe before/after uncharted? Its probably a win-win for square because they will make money out of this deal even if the game doesnt sell to their expectations, but microsoft? Cant they just give in house devs like the fable creators and make your own adventure game? And the game isnt even going to be full exclusive, so there are definitely lots of gamers that will wait it out. Sheesh

      • Samsara09

        well,the PS3/PS4 versions,which will be the brunt of the sales, won’t be releasing near uncharted 4.

        Square basically tricked Microsoft into helping fund the game…

        So,if microsoft thinks they can compete with uncharted 4’s sales with just a pitiful part of Tomb Raiders’s,they are gonna get screwed

    • Samsara09

      T think that forcing a rivalry is quite pathetic.This is all about having fun,we don’t play videogame to compete with other franchises.

      Besides,competition ACTUALLY REDUCES SALES…

      • Anime10121

        Its about having fun to us! To the men in suits, its about making coin, and a lot of times making dem dollar dollar bills aint about having fun and being “nice”.

        • Samsara09

          Those men in suits are quite dumb,although they will brag about how smart they are.Look at my post in response to shogunknight.

  • McPoo

    Didn’t bother with Diablo in the end. I figured it’d be at most, about £45 in shops. Popped into GAME and it was £54.99 so I walked straight back out.

    I’m not that bothered about it, I think I’ll wait until next months payday when hopefully it’s had a price drop.

    You really notice how much you’re spending on games when you stop buying them for a while. I’ve not bought any boxed retail games full price in about 3 or 4 months now, since having the Boomerang rental sub. Looking at splurging £45.00+ on a new game now is almost painful >_>

    • Elvick

      I’m waiting for a price drop or something on Diablo 3 too. I want it… but I can wait.

      And I wish I could relate to the last part. I could do with spending less. But… I want stuff damn it.

      • McPoo

        Lol I want stuff too, I’ve had to be restrained recently as we’ve had a lot of extra bills and expenditures. I’ve got more disposable income now but can’t get out of the “HOW MUCH?!” mindset. I don’t think it’s an entirely bad thing though, I know what I’m like – I buy games, play them for two weeks tops and then just trade them again. Renting means I can do that as much as I want for just £12 a month :p

        I’m pretty well covered at the moment anyway, between whatever I get from Boomerang (currently Tomb Raider), EA Access and whatever games I have on my X1 and 360 hard drives. I think it helps that there’s not really anything that grabs my attention massively coming out until October time.

        All the money saved can go in the skate fund :)

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      I know what you mean. Keeping track of purchases helps/hurts too. Especially once you buy even just a FEW things during things like GOG/Steam Summer Sales or PSN Flash Sales. I’ve only bought 5 games physically this year upon release. And going from download prices of $15-30 MAX to $60-50 is… well, like you said. Almost painful ( >_ < )

    • new_tradition

      Nooooo, don’t remind me of all the money I’m spending this year ;A;

      Seriously, I’m thinking about cancelling a pre-order or two :/

      • Gigus

        Lol I think we all know how you feel XD. I already cancelled a couple but I’m gonna end up getting those titles during box day and blackfriday XP

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    Hey – this is super cool!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HgnQY07gZc

    The guy(s) who made the “Hyrule: Total War” mod are now making a Star Fox mod called, “Star Fox Event Horizon”. AND I SORT OF WORKED ON IT! Because it’s using the assets from an older mod called “Star Fox: Shadow of Lylat” that I DID do stuff for! The Cornerian fighter at 0:25? I DID THAT! I did the Blue Marine! I did a couple of other vehicles! And buildings (but it’s harder to be excited for those :P )

    We released all the assets a few years ago – I didn’t think anyone would actually DO anything with them. Least of all the Hyrule Total War team. That’s awesome.

    Here’s my work-in-progress website with that very ship (and other stuff, but not a lot. I still have to get a lot of renders done for my site):
    http://www.thisisvinsanity.net/starfox/281b1sm4k8lvvjv8tatmffexxb5zzo

    • LordKaiser

      Is this genuine or fan based?

      • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

        Fan based. All Star Fox things are fan based until we see what comes of the Wii U project Miyamoto was showing at E3 that was super early.

        Have you ever seen the Hyrule Total War mod they did btw? They may be fans, but they did some cool stuff:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9awswnrSwM

  • new_tradition

    I got through a first playthrough for Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed.

    *Quickie Impressions*

    Kind of short IMO (campaign is really short; I finished the game at around 15 hours, and that’s only because I did a lot of sidequests and generally took my time with things), but if you’re looking to max out everything, it should take a bit of time.

    That said, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I’m not really into the beat ‘em up genre (I guess hack n’ slash might be close), but I enjoyed the gameplay more or less. Decent amount of equipments, even stuff in the same “class” have their divide after that, and especially appearances. You have a male MC, but you can dress him in women clothing after doing a certain side-quest

    After that, the game is pretty damn funny. Xseed did a fantastic job with localization, IMO. Putting aside the fact that combat heavily revolves around stripping clothes off your opponents, the atmosphere, dialog and characters are really entertaining. This game really is made for people into the Japanese anime/gaming culture and whatever else falls in that spectrum.

    I’m still a tad bummed the game didn’t offer pair-endings with the male characters, but the heroines are pretty likeable for the most part, so meh *shrugs*

    • Budgiecat

      You played Yakuza? Shenmue? Beatdown: Fists of Vengeance? Kenka Banchou Badass Rumble?

      • new_tradition

        Nope, nope, nope, and nope :D

        • Budgiecat

          why why why why

          • new_tradition

            Yakuza: Just never caught my eye *shrugs*

            Shenmue: Don’t have a Dreamcast, and my PC is pretty shitty with emulation.

            Beatdown: Never heard of it…

            Kenka Banchou: This one I actually keep forgetting about. I know it goes on sale on PSN, so I might actually buy it one day. But I think more games came out after, but never got localized, so I dunno if I wanna get hooked and then have nothing to look forward to afterwards :/

            • Budgiecat

              Whaaa? How old is your PC if it cant run a Null DC or Chankast? My laptop is from 2008 and on its last leg and can run it just fine…Shenmue will change your life…

              And as far as Kenka Banchou…nothing to look forward to? Yakuza hellooo. those are great games what are you doing? Don’t get all Six on me.

              • new_tradition

                Windows Vista. I think I got it back in 2005-2006. All I remember was that I tried playing Pokemon Silver since my GBC cartridge stopped working, and it shut down all scary and blue-screen on me T.T

                (Most likely I didn’t have an understanding of emus and roms back then, so I guess I could try to look it up now…)

                Also: seeing how crazy passionate you are over the Shenmue series that never got finished, I don’t know if I can handle that :O

                • Budgiecat

                  I’m runnin’ Vista…

                  I played Akiba’s trip 1 on PSP and the whole time Im like ‘oh this is like an Anime take on Yakuza, or a lite Kenka Banchou, so I really dont get how someone would play this yet skip Shenmue and those games which Akiba is obviously influenced from. And even Gta, RDR, L.A. Noire, are influenced from..
                  You are really missin out…

                  • new_tradition

                    Well, my reason for getting this game is pretty superficial.

                    Xseed went and made the effort to include images of MALE strip portraits in the localized release, and even specifically mentioned it was a way to even out the fanservice. I appreciated that and basically showed it with my wallet.

                    Being a beat ‘em up genre didn’t matter to me. I almost wanna say it could’ve been any gaming genre, and I still would’ve bought it.

                    I just lucked out in more or less enjoying the gameplay ^^

                    (Also, I have L.A. Noire. I just haven’t played it yet >3>)

                    • Budgiecat

                      Well, Shenmue & Yakuza are more than just ‘beat em ups’.

                      Obviously besides the characters in Basara, you favor the story, so with them its the same. Shenmue is an RPG as is Yakuza. Both epic experiences. Just dont know how anyone can go through the experience of being a gamer and not wanting or ever playing Shenmue. Like, never playing Pac-Man. You better play em now :P

                    • new_tradition

                      Yeah, about Pac-Man, uhh…

                      :P

                      In regards to Shenmue, I’d rather just wait for a potential HD collection. I’m not exactly hurting for games to play >3>

                    • Budgiecat

                      You’ll be waiting a real long time…

                  • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

                    Next Akiba’s Trip, steal people’s cars.

                    • Budgiecat

                      no cars in Akibahara you dunce

                    • new_tradition

                      The game technically does show cars, to be fair >3>

              • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

                What is everyone’s fetish with SHenmue? I m